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SPECIAL ACTS 

AND 

NCM|i;E^.QLVES 



IN TIIK YKAK 



191Y. 



PUBLISHED BY THE 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 

32 DERNE STREET. 

1917. 



SPECIAL ACTS AND RESOLVES 

OF 

MASSACHUSETTS 
1917. 



SPECIAL ACTS. 



Ax Act al\kixg appropriations for the compensation of Chav 1 

THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL COURT, FOR THE COMPEN- 
SATION OF CERTAIN OFFICERS THEREOF AND FOR EXPENSES 
IX CONNECTION THEREWITH. 

Be if enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, 
as folloics: 

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

For the compensation of senators, fortv-one thousand Senators, 

, ,, ' ^ compensation. 

dollars. 

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

For the compensation of representatives, two hundred and Repre.senta- 
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, cierkofthe 
four thousand dollars. ^'-''''''''■ 

For the salary of James AV. Kimball, clerk of the house of P'®'''^ °^ *^^ 
representatives, four thousand 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 Assistant clerk 

11 p • r-iiiin of the hou=e. 

the house or representatives, twenty-nve hundred dollars. 

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

For such additional clerical assistance to the clerk of the Clerical 
house of representatives as may be necessary for the proper house'!^'"^^^' 
despatch of public business, a sum not exceeding thirty-five 
hundred dollars. 



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Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 1. 



Doorkeepers, 
etc. 



Assistant 

doorkeepers, 

etc. 



Pages, 
compensation. 



Travel. 



Chaplains, 
compensation. 

Expenses of 
committees. 



Advertising 
hearings, etc. 



Witness fees, 
etc. 

Printing and 
binding. 



Manual. 



Pultlication of 
bulletin. 



Senate, 
stationery. 

House, 
stationery. 

Contingent 
expen.ses. 



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

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

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

For the compensation for travel of the pages to the senate 
and house of representatives, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars. 

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

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

For expenses of advertising hearings of the committees of 
the present general court, including expenses of preparing 
and mailing 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 hun- 
dred 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 twelve hundred 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 ten thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January 11, 1917. 



Special Acts, 1917. — (^haps. 2, S, 4. 



An Act making appropriations for the salary and i:x- qjiq^jj 2 
penses of the commissioner of public records. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriationa, 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth C" pubTic°°^'^ 
from the ordinary revenue, for the salary and expenses of records. 
the commissioner of public records, for the fiscal year ending 
on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
seventeen, to wit : — ■ 

For the salary of the commissioner, three thousand dollars, commissioner, 

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

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

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

Aj) proved January 23, 1917. 

An Act making an appropriation Fop the compensation Chap. 3 

AND expenses OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as fuUoics: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding eight hundred dollars Appropriation, 
is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the co1?egef 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the compen- 
sation and expenses of the electoral college. 

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

Approved January 23, 1917. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- Qhap. 4 

PENSES in the executive DEPARTMENT OF THE COMJION- 
WEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

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

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

For the salary of the lieutenant governor, two thousand jfj^^^enj^^t. 
dollars; and for the salaries of the council, eight thousand governor and 

council, salaries 



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Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 5. 



and travelling 
expenses. 

Private secre- 
tary of the 
governor. 

Assistant 
private secre- 
tary. 

Executive 
secretary. 

Stenographer. 



Messenger. 

Assistant 
messenger. 

Contingent 
expenses. 

Postage, 
printing, etc. 

Arrest of 
fugitives from 
justice. 

Travelling and 

contingent 

expenses. 



Postage, print- 
ing, etc., for 
council. 

Preparation of 
tables and 
indexes. 



Extraordinarj- 
expenses. 



dollars. For travelling expenses of the council, from and to 
their homes, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

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

For the salary of the assistant private secretary of the 
governor, two thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the executi^'e secretary, twenty-five hun- 
dred dollars. 

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

For the salary of the messenger, twelve hundred dollars. 

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

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

For postage, printing and stationery, a sum not exceeding- 
two thousand dollars. 

For expenses incurred in the arrest of fugitives from justice, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For travelling and contingent expenses of the governor 
and council, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dol- 
lars. 

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

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

For payment of extraordinary expenses, to be expended 
under the direction of the governor and council, as authorized 
by chapter five hundred and forty-nine of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and eight, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January 29, 1917. 



Chap. 



Appropriation", 
board of retire- 
ment, etc. 



5 Ax Act ivlvking appropriations for the expenses of the 

BOARD OF RETIREMENT AND FOR THE RETIREMENT OF EM- 
PLOYEES OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 

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 of the board of 



and pensions. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 6. 9 

retirement and for expenses incurred by the board in con- 
nection with the retirement system for certain employees of 
the commonwealth, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of XoNcmber, nineteen hundred and seventeen, to wit: — 

For the necessary expenses of administration, including Expenses of 

, . , . rr» !• \ {v administration. 

clerical services, oitice supplies and oitice expenses, a sum 
not exceeding ten thousand fi\e hundred dollars. 

To provide for the necessary annuity funds and pensions Annuity funds 
for employees retired from the state service, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty-eight thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January 29, 1917. 



Ax Act m.\king appropriations for the salaries and Chap. 6 

EXPENSES OF THE LAND COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

For the salary of the judge of the court, eight thousand Juf^se, salary. 
dollars. 

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

For the salary of the recorder of the court, forty-five hun- Recorder. 
dred dollars. 

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

For engineering and clerical assistance in the office of the Engineering 
court, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand and ninety-five assistance^ 
dollars. 

For examination of titles, cost of publishing and serving Examination 
citations and sundry incidental expenses of the court, in- ° * ®^' ® "=• 
eluding travel, a sum not exceeding twenty-nine thousand 
three hundred and eighty dollars. 

For the preparation of sectional plans showing registered f/c'uonarpbns. 
lands, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved January 29, 1917. 



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Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 1 , 8. 



Chap. 7 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

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

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

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

Approved January 29, 1917. 



A ppropriation s, 
department of 
the attorney- 
general. 



Attorney- 
general, salary. 



Assistants 
etc. 



Chap. 8 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE department OF THE AUDITOR OF THE 

commonwealth. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follo7vs: 

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 
department of the auditor of the commonwealth, for the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the auditor, five thousand dollars. 

For salaries of emplo^^ees holding positions established by 
statutes, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand five hundred 
and fifty dollars. 

For additional clerks, examiners and stenographers, a sum 
not exceeding seventeen thousand two hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the messenger, nine hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the state printing expert, a sum not ex- 
ceeding tw^o thousand dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, a sum not exceed- 
ing four thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January 29, 1917. 



Appropriations, 
department of 
the auditor. 



Auditor, .salary 
Employees. 



.Additional 
clerks, etc. 

Messenger. 

State printing 
expert. 

Incidental and 

contingent 

expenses. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 9, 10. 11 



Ax Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (^Jiq^ c 

PEXSES IN THE department OF THE TREASURER AND 
RECEm:R GENERAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

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

thousand dollars. ... . "^^nZll salary. 

For salaries of employees holding positions established by Employees, 
statutes, a sum not exceeding twenty-four thousand two hun- 
dred dollars. 

For such additional clerical assistance as may be neces- clerical 
sary for the despatch of public business, a sum not exceed- assistance. 
ing forty-five hundred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, a sum not exceed- incidental 
ing sixty-eight hundred dollars. expenses, etc. 

For such expenses as the treasurer and receiver general Collecting tax 

^ . . . . „ , on collateral 

may find necessary in carrying out the provisions of the act legacies, etc. 
imposing a tax on collateral legacies and successions, a sum 
not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For expenses in connection with preparing and advertis- preparing, etc., 
ing bond sales, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. ^°^'^ *^'®®- 

For the payment by the treasurer and receiver general of p^emiums°on 
premiums on securities purchased for the Massachusetts certain 
School Fund, in accordance with section three of chapter 
forty-one of the Revised Laws, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January 29, 1917. 



securities. 



An Act ^L'^.KING appropriations for the compensation (7/^Qr> 10 

.VND expenses of THE STATE BALLOT LAW COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations, 
priated, to be paid out of the treasurv of the commonwealth state baiiot law' 

n 1 T (> 1 ' 1 11 1 • commission. 

rrom the ordinary revenue, tor the state ballot law commis- 
sion, for the year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, to wit : — 



12 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 11, 12. 



Commissioners, 
salaries. 

Expenses. 



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

For expenses, a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 29, 1917. 



Civil service 
laws extended 
to certain 
employees of 
town of Natick. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
voters, etc. 



11900, 133; 1916, 25, Spec.] 

Chap. 11 An Act to extend the civil service laws to certain 

EMPLOYEES OF THE TOWN OF NATICK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of fire engineers, the permanent 
and call firemen and members of the police department in the 
towai of Natick shall be subject to the civil service laws and 
the regulations made thereunder, but without requiring any 
examination of the present incumbents of said positions. 

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 on the official ballot used for the election of 
town officers: — "Shall an act passed by the general court 
in the year nineteen hundred and seventeen to extend the 
civil service laws to the board of fire engineers, the perma- 
nent and call firemen, and members of the police department 
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 thereof, in so far as the same are 
inconsistent herewith, shall not aft'ect 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 eft'ect 
upon its passage. Approved January 30, 1917. 

[Rejected, March 5, 1917.] 



Certain pro- 
\-isi0n3 of 
election law 
not to apply. 



Time of 
taking effect. 



Chap. 12 An Act ]vl\king an appropriation for the payment of 

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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Appropriation, Section 1. A sum uot excccding one million eight hun- 
interest on drcd fifty-threc thousand one hundred sixty-one dollars and 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 13. 13 

twelve cents is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the diiptt .loht 
treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, fo°nsoToom-'^ 
for the payment of interest on the direct debt, as })rovided ""o'^^'^'^'^h- 
by article XI of section I of chapter II 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. 

Approved January 30, 1017. 

An Act making appropriations for the compensation nhn^ iq 

OF PERSONS retired FROM THE SERVICE OF THE COM- 
MONWEALTH and of PUBLIC EMPLOYEES INJURED IN THE 
COURSE OF THEIR EMPLOYIMENT, AND FOR THE PAYMENT 
OF CERTAIN ANNUITIES, PENSIONS .AND CLAIMS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropriations. 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, after examination and cer- 
tification by the auditor, for the purposes specified, for the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen, to wit: — 

For the compensation of veterans of the civil war and Compensation 
certain others formerly in the service of the commonwealth persons retired 
and now retired from that service, a sum not exceeding etc!^ service, 
sixty-six thousand dollars. 

For the compensation of certain prison officers and in- certain prison 
spectors formerly in the service of the commonwealth and °®<'«"' ^^''■ 
now retired, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand two hun- 
dred dollars. 

For the compensation of district police officers formerly District police 
in the service of the commonwealth and now retired, a sum °®^®'"®- 
not exceeding sixteen hundred and tw^enty-five dollars. 

For the compensation of certain women formerly employed f^r^ed ^'°'^^'^ 
by the sergeant-at-arms in cleaning the state house and now employed 
retired, a sum not exceeding fourteen hundred dollars. state house. 

For the compensation of certain public employees for in- Certain public 
juries sustained in the course of their employment, a sum f^ur°e^srete°'^ 
not exceeding twelve thousand dollars. 



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Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 14. 



Annuities to 
soldiers, etc. 



Pensions. 



Massachusetts 
State Fire- 
inen's Associa- 
tion. 

Payment of 
certain clainas. 



For the payment of annuities to soldiers and others, a sum 
not exceeding ten thousand thirty-one dollars and seventeen 
cents. 

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

For the Massachusetts State Firemen's Association, the 
sum of fifteen thousand dollars. 

For the payment of such claims as may arise in conse- 
quence of the death of firemen belonging to the regular 
organized fire department of a city or town, or of members 
in active service of any incorporated protective department, 
or of any person doing duty at the request of or by order 
of the authorities of a town which has no organized fu-e de- 
partment, who are killed or who die from injuries received 
while in the discharge of their duties at fires, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January 30, 1917. 



Chap. 14 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. 



.Appropriations, 
state depart- 
ment of health. 



Commissioner, 
salary. 



General 
work, etc. 



Annual report. 



Division of 
hygiene. 

Director of 
division of 
commvmicable 
diseases. 
Epidemiologist. 



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 department of health, for the fiscal year ending on 
the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen, to wit : — 

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

For general work, including the compensation of the 
health council, salaries of certain assistants, clerks and 
stenographers, and for certain travelling and office expenses, 
a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual report, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of the division of hygiene, a sum 
not exceeding twenty thousand dollars. 

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

For the salary and expenses of the epidemiologist, a sum 
not exceeding three thousand dollars. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 15. 15 

For the salaries, travelling and other expenses of the in- inspectors of 
spectors of health, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight thousand ^*''''*''- ,;' > 
eight hundred dollars. •'•; 

For salaries and expenses for the maintenance of a diag- Diagnostic "" 
nostic laboratory, a sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred '''''°'^"^'^°''y- • ' , 
dollars. 

For salaries and expenses in connection with the manu- Manufacture,';} 
facture and distribution of antitoxin and vaccine lymph, antitoLn. .'" 
and for making certain investigations relative to the Was- 
sermann test, a sum not exceeding twenty-nine thousand 
dollars. 

For expenses of supplies to be used in the enforcement of fupptles 
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 J^ol'a'nd"' 
drugs, a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars. '^''^^s. 

For the inspection of milk, food and drugs, a sum not ex- inspection of 
ceeding seventeen thousand five hundred dollars. ™' ^' ^°°''' *^^°" 

For salaries, travelling and other expenses in connection slaughtering 
with slaughtering inspection and the inspection of food ^'^*p®'=*'°°' ®'c. 
products treated by cold storage, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand dollars. 

For services of engineers, chemists, biologists, clerks and ^hLmltTetc 
other employees and experts, and for the necessar}- travelling 
and other expenses incurred for the protection of the pur- 
ity 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 thou- 
sand eight hundred dollars. 

For compensation, travelling and other expenses of the state exam- 
state examiners of plumbers, a sum not exceeding fifty-two plumbers. 
hundred dollars. 

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

Approved January SO, 1917. 



[1895, 121.] 

An Act authorizing the town of milton to revoke Phnj) 15 

THE reserved SPECIAL SPACE FOR THE USE OF STREET 
RAILWAYS IN A PART OF BLUE HILL AVENUE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The town of Milton may, by vote of a ma- Town of Miiton 
jority of the voters voting thereon at a town meeting called ™se^rvatk.n*'of 



16 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 16. 

•i^ruseorsueet ^^^ *^^ purposc, revoke the reservation of a special reserved 
; rwiways. space for the use of street railways in that part of Blue Hill 

avenue which lies between the intersection of Blue Hill ave- 
l[' nue with the Blue Hills parkway and a point on Blue Hill 

avenue three hundred feet southwesterly of its intersec- 
^^; tion with the southerly side of Cheever street. Upon such 

'rV. revocation, the provisions of chapter one hundred and 

twenty-one of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-five shall cease to apply to that part of Blue Hill av- 
enue which lies between the points aforesaid. The question 
whether such reservation shall be revoked may be voted 
upon in an open town meeting and need not be placed upon 
the official ballot. 
not affected*'°° Section 2. The revocation above provided for shall not 
otherwise affect the validity of the location in the above de- 
scribed part of Blue Hill avenue heretofore granted to the 
Blue Hill Street Railway, but said location may be altered 
in accordance with the provisions of section sixty-five of 
Part HI of chapter four hundred and sixty-three of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and six, as amended by section 
three of chapter four hundred and seventeen of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and nine, and of any other acts 
in amendment thereof or in addition thereto. 
Section 3. This act shall take eft'ect upon its passage. 

Approved January 30, 1917. 



Chap. 16 An Act making appropriations for the payment of 

STATE AND MILITARY AID AND EXPENSES IN CONNECTION 
THEREWITH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Appropriation, Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 

payment of • i i • i p i c i 

state and mil- appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes 
specified herein, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and seventeen, to 
wit: — 

Commissioner, YoT tlic Salary of tlic commissiouer of state aid and pensions, 
twenty-seven hundred dollars. 

Employees. p^j. gajaries of employees holding positions established by 

statute, sixty-nine hundred dollars. 

^''''^^^- For the salaries of clerks, a sum not exceeding fifty-two 

hundred dollars. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 17. 17 ;;', 

For incidental and contingent expenses, including travel, a incidental anj \]^ ',,',5 

sum not exceeding sixteen hundred sixty dollars and fifty expelTsIa"^ '.v '"• 

cents. "/,' 

For reimbursement of cities and towns for money paid on Reimburse^ ''', '''5 

account of state and military aid to Massachusetts volun- and towns. "" ','■> 

teers and their families, a sum not exceeding six hundred and ;„V, '5„; 

seventy-four thousand dollars, the same to be paid on or " ' 
before the fifteenth day of November in the year nineteen 

hundred and seventeen. ''" ]>]■> 

For reimbursement of cities and towns for state aid to state aid to 5 " ' 

soldiers serving on the Mexican border and their dependents, on the Mexican '?": 

a sum not exceeding forty-three thousand dollars. ^^ ^'' *.'> 

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

Approved January 31, 1917. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (jj^j^rt yj 

PENSES in the department OF THE INSURANCE COMAHS- 
SIONER. 

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 common- insm-ance"' °^ 
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 seventeen, to wit : — 

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

For the salary of the deputy commissioner, thirty-five ^^^"^^^ 

hundred dollars. commissioner. 

For the salary of the examiner, three thousand dollars. Examiner. 
For the salary of an additional examiner, twenty-five hun- Additional 

dred dollars. examiner. 

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

For the salarv of the assistant actuarv, two thousand dol- Assistant 
lars. ^ ^ "•^*""^^- 

For additional clerks and assistants, a sum not exceeding Additional 
fifty-eight thousand five hundred dollars. assistants. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, including the rent incidental and 
of rooms outside the state house, a sum not exceeding eleven expensir* 
thousand five hundred dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual report, a sum not ex- Annual report, 
ceeding eight thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January 31, 1917. 



commissioner. 






18 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 18, 19. 



:phap. 18 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 

'/ PENSES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUPERVISION OF LIFE 

INSURANCE DEPARTMENTS IN SAVINGS BANKS. 



;^ppropriations, 
•supervision of 
»,{ife insurance 
, departments in 

Bavings banks. 



Actuary and 
assistant. 

Medical 
director and 
assistant. 

Secretary. 
Publicity. 



Other expenses. 



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 neces- 
sary expenses in connection with the supervision of life in- 
surance departments in savings banks, during the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the actuary and assistant actuary, 
thirty-nine hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the medical director and assistant 
medical director, thirty-one hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the secretary, fifteen hundred dollars. 

For publicity, as authorized by chapter one hundred and 
sixty-eight of the General Acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and fifteen, twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For other necessary expenses, a sum not exceeding ninety- 
five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved January 31, 1917. 



Appropriations, 
district police. 



Chap. 19 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 seventeen, 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. 

For stenographers in branch offices, a sum not exceeding 
four thousand and nine dollars. 



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



Other 
stenographers. 



\') 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 19. 19 

For postage, printing, stationery, telephone, telegraph, Postagp, 
incidental and contingent office expenses, including printing p'"'"*^'"^. etc. 
and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding fourteen 
thousand dollars. 

DETECTIVE DEPARTMENT. 

For the salary of the deputy chief, twenty-four hundred £tect\ve's'!'^^ 
dollars. ^^'^^fy- 

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

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

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

For the compensation of the members, a sum not exceed- Members, 
ing forty-eight thousand four hundred and seventy-six dol- 
lars. 

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

For special services and expenses in investigating fires, in- Special 
eluding witness fees, travel, contingent and incidental ex- 
penses, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. 

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

For the maintenance of a state steamer for use in the state steamer. 
waters of the commonwealth in the enforcement of law 
and prevention of crime, a sum not exceeding four thou- 
sand dollars. 

For expert assistance in the enforcement of statutes Expert 
relative to explosives and inflammable fluids and com- '*^^'^*'*°*'®- 
pounds, a sum not exceeding thirty-two hundred and fifty 
dollars. 

BUILDING INSPECTION DEPARTMENT. 

For the salary of the deputy chief, twenty-four hundred ^^^^Ing^^!-^ 

dollars. spection, 

For the salaries of two stenographers, a sum not exceeding stenographers. 
fourteen hundred and seventeen dollars. 

For the compensation of the members, a sum not exceed- Members. 
ing thirty-one thousand two hundred and thirteen dollars. 

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

For maintaining in good condition apparatus for testing Apparatus for 
applicants for moving picture licenses, and for furnishing oantsfor^^'"' 
supplies to operate the same, a sum not exceeding three ircers°el.^'*'*^"'^^ 
hundred dollars. 



20 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 20. 



Deputy chief 
boiler inspec- 
tion, 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 stenographers, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-nine hundred arid sixty-five dollars. 

For compensation of the members, a sum not exceeding 
forty-one thousand four hundred and eleven 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, com- 
pensation. 

Expenses. 



BOARD OF BOILER RULES. 

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

For expenses of said board, a sum not exceeding six hun- 
dred dollars. 

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

Approved February 1, 1917. 



Chap. 20 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 
expenses of the state board of conciliation and 
arbitration. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

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

For the salary of the secretary, fifteen hundred dollars. 

For travelling, incidental and contingent expenses, includ- 
ing printing and binding the annual report and the compen- 
sation of expert assistants, a sum not exceeding sixteen thou- 
sand dollars. 

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

Approved February 1, 1917. 



Appropriations, 
state board of 
conciliation and 
arbitration. 



Members, 
salaries. 



Secretary. 

Travelling, 
incidental 
expenses, etc. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 21. 21 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- nun^ oi 
penses in the judicial department of the common- * 

■v\t:alth. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums liereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth department*^ 
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 seventeen, to wit : — 

supreme judicial court. 

For the salaries and travelling expenses of the chief jus- chief justice 
tice and of the six associate justices, seventy-four thou- fustices°"^*^ 

sand dollars. salaries' 

For the salaries of the retired justices, thirty thousand Retired 

three hundred and seventy-five dollars. 

, For the salary of the clerk, three thousand dollars. cierk. 

For clerical assistance to the clerk, eight hundred dollars, clerical 
For clerical assistance to the justices, a siun not exceed- trciwk!^^ 

ing four thousand dollars. Clerical 

T-\ e J^^ • T • 1 , , assistance 

I' or expenses or the supreme judicial court, a sum not ex- to justices. 
ceeding two thousand dollars. Expenses. 

For the salary of the reporter of decisions, four thousand decmons^tc 
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- officers and 

four hundred dollars. messengers. 

For the salarv of the clerk for the countv of Suffolk, fifteen cierk, Susoik 
hundred dollars. " '=°""*y- 

For the salary of the assistant clerk for the county of ^^j^*^*°*^ 
Suffolk, five hundred dollars. 

superior court. 

For the salaries and travelling expenses of the chief jus- chief justice 
tice and of the twenty-seven associate justices, two hundred j^usticlsr'**** 
thirty-eight thousand five hundred dollars. salaries. 

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

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



22 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 21, 



Judge of 
probate and 
insolvency, 
Barnstable. 
Berkshire. 



Bristol. 

Dukes 
County. 

Essex. 

Franklin. 

Hampden. 

Hampshire. 

Middlesex. 

Nantucket. 

Norfolk. 

Plymouth. 

Suffolk. 

Worcester. 



Judges acting 
in other 
counties. 



Register, 
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. 

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

For the salary of the judge for the county of Hampden, 
forty-one hundred dollars. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 21. 23 

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. 

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

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

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

For the salary of the assistant register for the county of ^egTstifr?* 
Barnstable, eight hundred dollars. Barnstable. 

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

For the salary of the assistant register for the county of S"^*"'- 
Bristol, twenty-three hundred dollars. 

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

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

For the salary of the assistant register for the county of Hampden. 
Hampden, seventeen hundred dollars. 

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

For the salaries of the assistant registers for the county of M'^i^iesex. 
Middlesex, seventy-three hundred dollars. 

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

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

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

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

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



24 

Berkshire. 
Bristol. 

Dukes 
County. 

Essex. 

Franklin. 
Hampden. 

Hampshire. 
Middlesex. 

Nantucket. 

Norfolk. 

Plymouth. 

Suffolk. 

Worcester. 



Clerk of 
register, 
Middlesex. 

Suffolk. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 21. 

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 forty-three 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 seventy-five hundred sixteen dol- 
lars and sixty-seven cents. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For the salary of the clerk of the register for the county of 
Middlesex, fourteen hundred and eighty-five dollars. 

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



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS. 

District por the salary of the district attornev for the Suffolk 

Suffolk district, district, seven thousand dollars. 

Assistants. YoT the Salaries of the first, second and third assistant 

district attorneys for the Suffolk district, eleven thousand 

four hundred dollars. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 21. 25 

For the salaries of the deputy assistants of the district P^'^'J^^. 
attorney for the Suffolk district, five thousand dollars, 

l"\)r the salary of the district attorney for the northern Northern 
district, four thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of the assistant district attorneys for the Assistant dis, 
northern district, thirty-eight hundred dollars. 

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

For the salary of the district attorney for the eastern dis- Eastern 
trict, three thousand dollars. 

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

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

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

For the salary of the second assistant district attorney for second 
the southeastern district, twelve hundred dollars. 

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

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

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

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

For the salary of the district attorney for the western dis- ^yestern 
trict, twenty-four hundred dollars. 

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



For travelling expenses necessarily incurred by the district ^^^J„®]J|f ^ 
torneys, except in the Suff 
twenty-five hundred dollars. 



attorneys, except in the Suffolk district, a sum not exceeding 



COMIVIISSION ON PROBATION. 

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

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

Approved February 1, 1917. 



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Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 22, 23. 



Appropriations, 
board of free 
public library 
commissioners. 



Establishment, 
etc., of free 
public libraries. 



Chap. 22 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 appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the free pubHc hbrary com- 
missioners, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and seventeen, to wit : — 

To carry out the provisions of the act to promote the es- 
tablishment and efficiency of free public libraries, a sum not 
exceeding ten 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 eft'ect upon its passage. 

Approved February 1, 1917. 



Agent. 



Agent, edu- 
cational work 
among aliens. 

Clerical 
assistance, etc. 

Annual report. 



Chap. 23 An Act making 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 common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, for the fiscal year ending on the thir- 
tieth day of November, nineteen hundred and seventeen, 
to wit : — 

For maintenance and current expenses, payable in equal 
quarterly instalments, the sum of three hundred and forty- 
one thousand dollars. 

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

For printing and binding the reports of the trustees, a 
sum not exceeding three thousand dollars. 

For the inspection of commercial feed stuffs, six thousand 
dollars. 



Appropria- 
tions, Massa- 
chusetts 
Agricultural 
College. 



Maintenance. 



Travelling, etc. 
expenses. 

Printing i>,nd 

binding 

reports. 

Inspection of 
feed stuffs. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 24, 25. 27 

To meet the costs of prosecutions in regulating the use of ^"^'^^ 
utensils for testing the composition or vakie of milk and prosecutions, 
cream, a sum not exceeding five luuidred dollars. 

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

Approved February 1, 1917. 

An Act making an appropriation for the salaries fhnrt 24 

AND EXPENSES OF THE COMMISSION APPOINTED TO CON- 
SOLIDATE AND ARRANGE THE GENERAL LAWS OF THE 
COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follmvs: 

Section 1. The sum of twenty-nine thousand dollars Appropria- 
is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of siCn ''tocMTof- 
the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the sal- genemfiaws 
aries and expenses of the commissioners for consolidating ^onweaith 
and arranging the general laws of the commonwealth, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and seventeen. 

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

Approved February 1, 1917. 

An Act au.king appropriations for salaries and ex- (Jfiaj) 25 

PENSES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION 
AND FOR SUNDRY OTHER EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- educauon'etc^ 
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 seventeen, to wit: — 

For the salaries of the commissioner, deputy commission- commissioner, 
ers, assistants, agents, clerks and messengers of said board, ikrijf.''' ^^''" 
a sum not exceeding fifty-four thousand dollars. 

For the travelling expenses of the commissioner, deputies, TraveiUng 
agents and assistants, a sum not exceeding six thousand ^''p^'^^®^- 
dollars. 

For incidental expenses of the board, travelling and other incidental 
necessary expenses of the members thereof, and for obtaining '"''p''""^^- 
information regarding educational methods in other states, 
a sum not exceeding sixty-six hundred dollars. 



28 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 25. 



Annual 
reports, etc. 

Rules for 
testing sight, 
etc. 



School 
registers, etc. 

School 
superintend- 
ents for 
small towns. 

Division of 

university 

extension. 



Tuition of 
children in 
certain high 
schools. 



Transportation 
of high school 
pupils. 



Training 

teachers for 

vocational 

schools. 

Aid to pupils 

in state normal 

schools. 



Teachers' 
institutes. 

Massachusetts 

Teachers' 

Association. 

County 

teachers' 

associations. 

Education of 
deaf pupils, etc. 



Perkins 
Institution 

and Massa- 
chusetts School 
for the Blind. 



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 fifteen hundred dollars. 

To enable small towns to provide themselves with school 
superintendents, a sum not exceeding eighty-one thousand 
dollars. 

For the expenses of a division for the maintenance of uni- 
versity extension and correspondence courses, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-five 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 amend- 
ments thereof, for the present year and previous years, a 
sum not exceeding ninety-five thousand five hundred dollars. 

For the transportation of high school pupils to outside 
high schools, in certain towns, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
five thousand dollars. 

For training teachers for vocational schools, a sum not 
exceeding six thousand dollars. 

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 expenses of teachers' institutes, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred dollars. 

For the Massachusetts Teachers' Association, the sum of 
three hundred dollars. 

For expenses of county teachers' associations, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For the education of deaf pupils of the commonwealth 
in the schools designated by law, for the present year and 
previous years, a sum not exceeding one hundred thirt}'- 
three thousand three hundred and seventy-five dollars. 

For the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for 
the Blind, as provided by chapter nineteen of the resolves of 
the year eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, the sum of thirty 
thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 1, 1917. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 26, 27. 29 



An Act making appropriations for the expenses of QJiap^ 26 

THE TRUSTEES OF MASSACHUSETTS TRAINING SCHOOLS. 

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- o°Mas*saTh^^ 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the expenses of the schoois^'°'°^ 
trustees of IMassachusetts training schools, for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, to wit: — 

For the salary and office expenses of the secretary of the Secretary. 

T !• -Ill 1 11 salary, etc. 

trustees, a sum not exceedmg thirty-nme hundred dollars. 

For travelling and other expenses of the trustees, including Travelling, 
printing and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding ''*''• •'"p''"^^**- 
one thousand dollars. 

For the salaries and expenses of agents employed for the Agents. 

» , , 1 1 j^ • (• •!• X salaries, etc. 

supervision oi boys boarded out m tamilies, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with boarding out children Expenses, 
from the Lyman and industrial schools for boys, for the chudr'en. 
present year and previous years, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the care of probationers Expenses. 
from the state industrial school for girls, including boarding probationers. 
out and other expenses of girls on probation, for the present 
year and previous years, a sum not exceeding nineteen thou- 
sand seven hundred dollars. 

For instruction in the public schools of children boarded pub™tchoo'is 
out by the trustees of the Lyman and industrial schools, a "(^jj^"^^" 
sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved February 2, 1917. 

An Act making appropriations for the board of Chap. 27 
registration in medicine. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUo^vs: 

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



30 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 28, 29. 



Members, 
salaries. 



Travelling, 

etc., expenses. 

Clerical 
services. 

Printing, 
postage, etc. 



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

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

For clerical services, the sum of eleven hundred and fifty 
dollars. 

For printing, postage, office supplies and contingent ex- 
penses of the members of the board, including 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. 

Approved February 2, 1917. 



Chap. 28 An Act making appropriations for the board of 

DENTAL EXAMINERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follmvs: 

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 board of dental examiners, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, to wit : — 

For the salaries of members, seventeen hundred dollars. 

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

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

Approved February 2, 1917. 



Appropria- 
tions, board 
of dental 
examiners. 



Members, 
salaries. 

Clerical 
services, etc. 



Chap. 29 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: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, under the direction 
of the teachers' retirement board, for salaries, pensions and 
other expenses in connection with the retirement system for 
public school teachers, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen, to wit : — 



Appropria- 
tions, retire- 
ment sy;stem 
for public 
school teachers. 



SPECiAi\ Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 30, 31. 31 

For the salary of the secretary of the board, two thousand f^i^^ry"""^' 
doUars. 

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

For sundry contingent expenses, a sum not exceeding six- Contingent 
teen hundred eighty-eight dollars and sixty cents. 

For tlio payment of pensions, a sum not exceeding ninety- Payment of 

1 I " 1 II pensions. 

SIX thousand dollars. 

For reimbursement to cities and towns for certain pensions Reimburse- 
paid to retired school teachers, the sum of sixteen thousand and towns for 
eight hundred eleven dollars and forty cents. pen^o°ns. 

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

Approved February 2, 1917. 



An Act making appropriations for the board of Chap. 30 

REGISTRATION IN VETERINARY MEDICINE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- board of 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for. the salaries and veTerTnary" *'' 
expenses of the board of registration in veterinary medicine, ™edicme. 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, to wit: — 

For the salaries of the members, a sum not exceeding six Members, 

1 1 1 1 11 salaries. 

hundred dollars. 

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

fi 1 1 1111 etc., expenses. 

five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved February 2, 1917. 

[1852, 173; 1874, 11.] 

An Act to authorize the boston young men's christian (jfidj) ^i 

UNION TO increase ITS HOLDINGS OF REAL AND PERSONAL 
PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter eleven of the acts j^^^-^^^^^ i- 
of the year eighteen hundred and seventy-four is hereby 
amended by striking out the word "three", in the third 
line, and inserting in place thereof the words : — two million 
five, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The Boston Bost<)n Young 
Young Men's Christian Union may hold real and personal tia^nUnion^ 



32 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 32, 33, 34. 



may increase cstate to RR amouiit iiot cxcecding two million five hundred 
I^r's^^i estate, thousand doUars in value. 

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

Approved February 2, 1917. 

Chap. 32 An Act relative to the society of the augustinian 

FATHERS OF THE ASSUMPTION IN WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The corporate name of the Society of the 
Augustinian Fathers of the Assumption, incorporated under 
the general laws on the first day of December in the year 
nineteen hundred and four, is hereby changed to Trustees of 
Assumption College in Worcester. 

Section 2. The said corporation is authorized to conduct 
and maintain the Assumption college in the city of Worcester 
for the promotion of virtue and piety, and for instruction in 
such of the languages, and of the liberal and useful arts and 
sciences as shall be selected from time to time by the cor- 
poration; and the corporation may confer the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts. 

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

Approved February 6, 1917. 



Corporate 
name changed 
to Trustees of 
Assumption 
College in 
Worcester. 



Powers, etc. 



Hay confer 
degree. 
Bachelor 
of Arts. 



Appropriation, 

Penikese 

hospital. 



Chap. 33 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

of the penikese hospital. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding twenty-eight thousand 
five hundred dollars is hereby appropriated, 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 seventeen. 

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

Approved February 7, 1917. 



Chap. 34 An Act making an appropriation for the publication 

OF A record of ALA.SSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 
WHO SERVED IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Appropriation, Section 1. The sum of eight thousand dollars is hereby 

record of appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the corn- 

Massachusetts 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 35. 33 

moiiwcaltli from the ordinary revenue, for expenses in con- soldiers and 
neetion with the pubHcation of a record of Massachusetts ^''°"' ®^- 
troops and officei*s, sailors and marines in the war of the 
rebelHon, for tlie fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and seventeen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Apyroved February 7, 1917. 



An Act making appropriations for the salaries and (jhn^ 35 
expenses of the board of gas and electric light 
commissioners. 

Be it enacted, etc., a.v follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the receipts of the gas and oUasand^ 
electric light commission and the assessments on the com- commTss'ioners. 
panics, except as may otherwise be provided, for the salaries 
and expenses of the board of gas and electric light com- 
missioners, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and seventeen, to wit: — 

For the salaries of the commissioners, fourteen thousand ^^^i^^^'""®"^^' 
dollars. 

For clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding seventy-eight clerical 
hundred dollars. assistance. 

For the salary of the present gas inspector, three thousand ^^^ inspector. 
dollars. 

For the salary of the present first assistant inspector, Present 
twenty -two hundred dollars. iMpSn^' 

For the salary of the second assistant inspector, fifteen Second 
hundred dollars. ^ fn^^tor. 

For statistics, books, stationery and other necessary ex- statistics, 
penses, a sum not exceeding forty-five hundred dollars. ^°°^^' ^^'^' 

For compensation of deputies, travelling expenses, appa- Deputies, 
ratus, oflBce rent and other incidental expenses, a sum not ^'*"^^' ^''''• 
exceeding ten thousand three hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of expert assistants, as author- Expert 
ized by chapter six hundred and thirty-one of the acts of the Sie3%u;. 
year nineteen hundred and fourteen, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-five hundred dollars. 

For rent of offices, a sum not exceeding fifty-two hundred ^ces°^ 
dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual report, a sum not Printing, etc., 
exceeding thirty-two hundred dollars. ^^'^^^ ^^^^ ' 



34 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 36, 37. 



Inspection of 
electric meters. 



Expenses, 
abatement of 
smoke 
nuisance. 



For the inspection of electric meters, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the abatement of the 
smoke nuisance, a sum not exceeding seventy-eight hundred 
dollars, the same to be assessed upon the cities and towns 
of the district defined 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 February 7, 1917. 



Chap. 36 An Act making an appropriation for the expenses of 

THE homestead COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of thirty-three hundred dollars is 
hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasiu'y of the 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the compen- 
sation of the members of the homestead commission, and for 
the clerical and other expenses of the commission, during 
the year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and seventeen. 

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

Approved February 7, 1917. 



Appropria- 
tion, home- 
stead com- 
noission. 



Chap. 37 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN 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 com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and ex- 
penses in the bureau of statistics, for the fiscal year ending 
on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
seventeen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the director, four thousand dollars. 

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

For additional clerical assistance and special agents, a 
sum not exceeding sixty thousand dollars. 

For contingent and office expenses, including printing and 
binding the annual report, travelling and other exj>enses in 
connection with the annual collection of statistics of manu- 



Appropria- 
tions, bureau 
of statistics. 



Director, 
salary. 
Deputy 
director. 

Clerical 
assistance, etc. 

Contingent, 
etc., expenses. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 38, 39. 35 

factiircs, and expenses in connection with municipal returns, 
a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars. 

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

For expenses in connection with taking the decennial Decennial 

^ ^ , ~ . census. 

census, as provided by chapter six hundred and ninety-two 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, a 
sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, said sum to be 
in addition to the amounts heretofore appropriated for the 
same purpose. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 7, 1917. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- nhnr) 38 

PENSES in the office OF THE CONTROLLER OF COUNTY 
ACCOUNTS. 

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 co°ntronfr''of°^ 
from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses in a^wunts. 
the department of the controller of county accounts, for the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the controller, twenty-five hundred ^"ar™"*"^' 
dollars. 

For salaries of the deputies as fixed by the statutes, six Deputie.s. 
thousand dollars. 

For travelling and office expenses of the controller and JtcTexpensea. 
his deputies, including printing and binding the annual re- 
port, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 7, 1917. 

An Act making appropriations for the state forest Chav 39 

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 common- forest com- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, under the direction of 
the state forest commission, as authorized by chapter seven 
hundred and twentv of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 



mission. 



36 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 40, 41. 



Reforestation 
of lands, etc. 



Necessary 
expenses. 



and fourteen, as amended by chapter one hundred and 
thirty-six of the General Acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and sixteen, to wit : — 

For the acquisition, reforestation, maintenance and de- 
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 ap- 
propriated for this purpose. 

For necessary expenses of the commission, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved February 7, 1917. 



Chap. 40 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE department OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

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

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

For the extermination of contagious diseases among 
horses, cattle and other animals, for the present year and 
previous years, a sum not exceeding one hundred and 
forty-six thousand dollars. 

For compensation of inspectors of animals, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixty-two hundred dollars. 

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

Approved February 7, 1917. 



Appropria- 
tions, depart- 
ment of animal 
industry. 



Commissioner, 
salary. 

Clerical 
assistance. 

Extermination 
of contagious 
diseases. 



Inspectors of 

animals, 

compensation. 



Chap. 41 An Act making appropriations for the compensation 
and expenses of the board op commissioners on 
fisheries and game. 

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- 



Appropria- 
tions, board 
of comnii.s- 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 42. 37 

monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the compensation sionerson 

, (> , I 1 1 p • • n y • 1 fisheries and 

and expenses or the board ot commissioners on nsneries and game. 
game, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and seventeen, to wit : — 

For compensation of the commissioners, a sum not exceed- Commis- 

j, 1 1 11 sioners, salaries. 

mg SIX thousand dollars. 

For clerical services, a sum not exceeding fifty-five hun- clerical 

, 1 1 11 services. 

dred dollars. 

For travelling and incidental office expenses, including incidental, 
printing and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding '^ ^" ^^^^'"^^^' 
seventy-two hundred dollars. 

For enforcement of the laws relative to fisheries and game. Enforcement 

IT 1. 1 pij' j^of laws, etc. 

including salaries and expenses or deputies, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty-six thousand five hundred dollars. 

For stocking great ponds with food fish, a sum not ex- stocking 
ceeding five hundred dollars. great pon 

For the maintenance of fish hatcheries, the propagation Fish 
of food and game fish, the purchase of lobsters with eggs 
attached, the establishment of bird and game preserves, and 
the maintenance of game farms for the protection and propa- 
gation of wild birds and quadrupeds, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-one thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 7, 1917. 



An Act making appropriations for the auditing of Chap. 42 

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 fifteen thousand dol- Appropriations, 
lars is hereby appropriated to pay the expenses of auditing munldpai 
municipal accounts, the same to be met by assessments upon ^°'^°""*'^- 
the municipalities for which the work is done. 

A sum not exceeding one thousand dollars is hereby ap- Special 
propriated to pay the expense of taking a special census in 
towns having an increased resident population during the 
summer months, the same to be met by assessments upon 
the towns for which the work is done. 

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

Approved February 7, 1917. 



summer 
census. 



38 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 43, 44. 



[1812, 21; 1863, 185; 1866, 185; 1880. 23; 1888, 343; 1894, 138; 1903, 192; 1905, 164; 1907, 146; 
1909, 142; 1910, 413. J 

Chap. 43 An Act to authorize the American board of commis- 
sioners FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS TO HOLD ADDITIONAL 
REAL AND PERSONAL E.STATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter four hundred and 
thirteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and ten 
is hereby amended by striking out the said section and in- 
serting in place thereof the ioWowing: — Section 1. The 
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, in- 
corporated by chapter twenty-one of the acts of the year 
eighteen hundred and twelve, is hereby authorized to take 
and hold in fee simple or otherwise lands, tenements or 
hereditaments, by gift, grant, devise or otherwise, for the 
purposes for which it was incorporated, to an amount not 
exceeding in value ten million dollars, and may also take 
and hold by gift, bequest or otherwise, personal property 
to an amount not exceeding twenty-five million dollars, 
anything in its act of incorporation or in subsequent acts 
amending the same to the contrary notwithstanding. 

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

Approved February 7, 1917. 



1910, 413, § 1, 
amended. 



American 
Board of 
Comm issioners 
for Foreign 
Missions may 
liold additional 
estate. 



Chap. 44 An Act making appropriations for the salary and 

EXPENSES 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 com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salary and 
expenses of the state forester, for the fiscal year ending on 
the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen, 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-two thousand eight hundred and fifty 
dollars. 

For the purchase of land and for reforesting the same, 
ten thousand dollars. 

For the better prevention of forest fires, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars. 



Appropria- 
tions, state 
forester. 



State forester, 
.salary. 
Clerical as- 
sistance, etc. 



Purchase of 
land, etc. 



Prevention of 
forest fires. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 45. 39 

For aiding towns in prcvonting or cxtingnishing forest Aiding towns, 
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 gypsy and brown tail moths Suppression 
and for expenses incidental thereto, the sum of one hundred brownTail" 
and seventy-five thousand dollars, the same to be in addition "^°*^^- 
to any amounts heretofore appropriated for this purpose, 
and any unexpended balance thereof at the end of the 
present fiscal year may be used in the succeeding year. 

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

Approved February 7, 1917. 



An Act making appropriations for certain expenses Chap. 45 
OF the trustees of hospitals for consumptives. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropna- 

• ,1,1 •! jPj^Ij^ rj_i ' tions, trustees 

appropriated, to be paid out oi the treasury ot the com- of hospitals 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the expenses of [?veT''^"'"^' 
the trustees of hospitals for consumptives, for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the secretary and clerks, a sum not ex- secretary, etc.. 
ceeding fifty-nine hundred eight dollars and thirty-five ®^^"®^" 
cents. 

For the salary of an agent to inspect hospitals in cities Agent. 
and towns, fifteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of a trained social worker to look up dis- Trained 
charged patients, a sum not exceeding thirteen hundred ^'^'^ 
dollars. 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the trustees. Travelling, 
including printing and binding the annual report, a sum not ^*°' ^''p^^^®^- 
exceeding thirty-eight hundred dollars. 

For the payment of the subsidies to which certain cities Payment of 
and towns are entitled for the period ending November '^"''^' ^^' 
thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, for the establish- 
ment and maintenance of tuberculosis hospitals, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred ninety-two thousand six hundred, 
forty-four dollars and twenty-nine cents. 

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

Approved February 7, 1917. 



40 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 46, 47. 



Chap. 46 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE OFFICE OF THE STATE EXAMINERS OF ELEC- 
TRICIANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

vSection 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 office of the state examiners of electricians, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, to wit: — 

For the salaries of employees, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
six hundred dollars. 

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

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

Approved February 7, 1917. 



Appropria- 
tions, state 
examiners of 
electricians. 



Employees, 
salaries. 



Office, etc., 
expenses. 



Town of 
Spencer may 
take lands, etc., 
for constructing 
water mains. 



[1882, 119; 1S83, 12; 1S87, 271.] 

Chap. 47 An Act to authorize the town of spencer to make 

takings and incur indebtedness for the PURPOSE OF 

reconstructing and relaying water ]VL\INS. 
Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The town of Spencer, for the purpose of 
reconstructing and relaying its water mains and for ac- 
quiring easements, or rights of way, is hereby authorized to 
take or acquire by purchase or otherwise, such land or 
rights therein in the towns of Leicester and Spencer as may 
be necessary for that purpose; and may construct, lay out 
and maintain pipes or conduits across such lands for the 
purpose of conducting water from Shaw pond, the present 
source of supply, to the village of Spencer: provided, how- 
ever, that no pipes or conduits shall be laid in any public 
way in the town of Leicester, without the consent of the 
selectmen of the town. 

Section 2. The town of Spencer shall within ninety 
days after the taking of any lands, rights of way or ease- 
ments, as aforesaid, file and cause to be recorded in the 
registry of deeds for the Worcester district of the county of 
Worcester, a description thereof sufficiently accurate for 
identification, with a statement of the purpose for which 
the same were taken, signed by the selectmen. 



Proviso. 



Description of 
lands, etc., to 
be recorded. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 47. 41 

Section 3. The town of Spencer shall pay all damages namaEes 
to property sustained by any person or corporation by the how'^pa?d%'tc. 
taking of any land, rights of way or easements, or by any 
other thing done by said town under authority of this act. 
Any person or corporation sustaining damages under this 
act, and failing to agree with said town as to the amount 
thereof, may have the same determined in the manner pro- 
vided 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, rights of way or 
easements or the doing of other injury under the authority 
of this act; but no application shall be made after the ex- 
piration of the said two years. 

Section 4. The town of Spencer, for the purpose of Spencer Water 

1 • • c 1 • -1 11-1 Loan, Act of 

carrymg out the provisions or this act, is hereby authorized i9i7. 
to borrow outside the statutory limit of indebtedness, a sum 
not exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars, and to issue 
from time to time bonds or notes of the town therefor. 
Such bonds or notes shall be denominated on the face 
thereof, Spencer Water Loan, Act of 1917, shall be signed by 
the treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the select- 
men, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding five per cent 
per annum, payable semi-annually, shall be payable by such 
annual payments, beginning not more than one year after 
the date thereof, as will extinguish each loan within thirty 
years from its date, and the amount of such annual pay- 
ment in any year shall not be less than the amount of the 
principal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. Each 
authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate 
loan. The 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 pro- 
ceeds, except premiums, shall be used only for the purposes 
herein specified. 

Section 5. The town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- °^ °^^' 
ance with section four of this act, and when a vote to that 
effect has been passed, a sum, which with the income de- 
rived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual 
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 
bv the assessors of the town in the same manner as other 



42 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 48. 



Income, how 
spent. 



taxes, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is ex- 
tinguished. No portion of the income from the sale of 
water shall be appropriated for any purpose other than the 
defraying of operating expenses, interest charges, and pay- 
ments upon the principal as they accrue upon bonds or 
notes issued for water supply purposes and for such new 
construction or reconstruction of such parts of the water 
system as may be determined upon. 
Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 7, 1917. 



[1809, 58; 1890, 31, 98; 1836, 242] 

Chap. 48 An Act relative to the powers and purposes of the 

woman's board of missions. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter fifty-eight of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-nine is hereby 
amended by striking out the words "hundred thousand", 
in the second line, and inserting in place thereof the word: 
— million, — so as to read as follows : — Section 2. Said cor- 
poration may hold real and personal estate to an amount 
not exceeding two million dollars, to be devoted exclusively 
to the purposes and objects hereinafter set forth. 

Section 2. Said chapter fifty-eight as affected by chapter 
ninety-eight of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety is hereby further amended by striking out section 
three and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 
3. The purpose of this corporation is the christianiza- 
tion, education and physical relief of women and children 
in foreign lands in co-operation wath the American Board of 
Commissioners for Foreign Missions. To this end the corpo- 
ration may collect, receive, hold, invest and expend money 
or other personal property derived from contributions, be- 
quests or otherwise, and may receive or acquire and hold 
real estate either in the United States or in foreign coun- 
tries to carry out the purposes for which the corporation is 
established, or for purposes of investment, and may convey 
or lease real estate. 

Section 3. Said chapter fifty-eight as affected by said 
chapter ninety-eight is hereby further amended by inserting 
after section three the following new section to be numbered 
four: — Section 4- The corporation may at any annual 
meeting elect by ballot any suitable persons to be members, 



1869, 58, § 2, 
amended. 



Woman's Board 
of Missions mav 
hold additional 
property. 



1869, 58, § 3, 
etc., amended. 



Purpose, 
powers, etc., 
amended. 



1869, 58, § 4, 
etc., amended. 



Membership. 



Special Acts, 1917. —Chaps. 49, 50. 43 

and may establish the terms of membership and the quaU- 
fications and methods for the election of members. 

Section 4. All votes and proceedings of the Woman's Acta 
Board of INlissions at any meeting heretofore held are hereby ^"^ ™^ 
confirmed and made valid. 

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

Approved February 7, 1917. 



An Act making appropriations for the expenses of Chav. 49 

THE MASSACHUSETTS NAUTICAL SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropm- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- chu^kts^^^^' 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the Massachusetts °a"t''=ai school. 
nautical school, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and seventeen, to 
wit : — 

For expenses of the commissioners, the salary of the sec- Expenses of 

, 1*1 • • J." J. x' " j_- J commissioners, 

retary, clerical services, printing, stationery, contingent ex- etc. 
penses and printing and binding the annual report, a sum 
not exceeding six thousand dollars. 

For the current expenses of the school, a sum not exceed- Current 

. , J 1 11 expenses. 

mg sixty-seven thousand dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 7, 1917. 



An Act making appropriations for the board of regis- Chav. 50 
tration in optometry. 

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- registration ° 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and '° °p*°™^*''y- 
expenses of the board of registration in optometry, for the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen: provided, that the expendi- Proviso, 
tures authorized by this act are not in excess of the receipts 
for registration paid into the treasury of the commonwealth 
during the current year, to wit : — 

For compensation of members, a siun not exceeding six- Members, 

, 1 1 1 1 11 compensation. 

teen hundred dollars. 



44 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 51, 52. 



Clerical 
assistance, etc. 



For clerical assistance, office supplies, and incidental and 
travelling expenses, including printing the annual report, a 
sum not exceeding five hundred and fifty dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take efi^ect upon its passage. 

Approved February 7, 1917. 



Chap. 51 An Act making appropriations for the salary and 

EXPENSES OF THE SUPERVISOR OF LOAN AGENCIES. 

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 office of the supervisor of loan agencies, during 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the supervisor, thirty-five hundred 
dollars. 

For clerical assistance and other necessary expenses, a 
sum not exceeding seventy-two hundred and eighty dollars. 

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

Approved February 7, 1917. 



Appropria- 
tions, super- 
visor of loan 
agencies. 



Supervisor, 
salary. 



Clerical 
assistance. 



Appropria- 
tions, fire 
prevention 
commissioner. 



Chap. 52 An Act making appropriations for the salary and 
expenses of the fire prevention commissioner for 
the metropolitan district. 

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 fire prevention commissioner for the metro- 
politan district, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and seventeen, and said 
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. 



Commissioner, 
salary. 

Deputy 
commissioner. 



Secretary. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 53. 45 

For stenographers, clerks and other assistants, a sum not stenographers. 
exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars. 

For rent, travelling and other necessary expenses, a sum Rent, etc. 
not exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved February 7, 1917. 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- Qjid't) 53 

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

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 com- commissioner 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and ex- ^oneTS""'^' 
penses in the department of the tax commissioner and com- corporations, 
missioner of corporations, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen, to wit: — 

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

For salaries of employees holding positions established bj^ Employees, 
statutes, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight thousand and 
eight hundred dollars. , * 

For additional clerical and other assistance, a sum not clerical 
exceeding fifty-three thousand and five hundred dollars. '^^^'^ ^^'^^' 

For incidental and contingent expenses, including rent incidental, 

C i*Ji?xlxil J. 1* etc., expenses. 

01 rooms outside or the state house, a sum not exceeding 
seventeen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars. 

For travelling expenses of the commissioner and other Travelling 
officers and employees of the department, a sum not exceed- ^^p*"^^®^- 
ing three thousand dollars. 

For valuation books for assessors of cities and towns, a Valuation 
sum not exceeding eleven hundred dollars. 

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

For expenses incurred in administering the act to impose income tax. 
a tax upon the income received from certain forms of in- 
tangible property and from trades and professions, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 7, 1917. 



46 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 54, 55. 



Chap. 54 An Act to ratify a vote of the town of danvers 

RELATIVE TO THE REMODELLING OF A TOWN BUILDING FOR 
SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

oflltllf^ Section 1. The vote passed by the town of Danvers at 
Danvers the Special town meeting held on the twenty-seventh day 

of November, in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
appropriating the sum of eighty-two hundred dollars for the 
purpose of remodelling and equipping for school purposes 
a town building, and any action taken by said town in pur- 
suance thereof, are hereby ratified and confirmed, and the 
said town is hereby authorized to borrow for said purpose 
on notes of the town the sum of eighty-two hundred dol- 
lars, of which the sum of twelve hundred dollars shall be 
payable on the first day of October in the year nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, and one thousand dollars on the first 
day of October in each year thereafter, until said notes are 
fully paid, all in accordance with said vote. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Aiyproved February 7, 1917. 



[First Congregational Church and Society, in Troy, 1820, 50; — name changed to First 
Congregational Society in Fall River, 1845, 146.] 

Chap. 55 An Act relatr^e to the first congregational society 

in fall river. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The First Congregational Society in Fall 
River is hereby authorized to receive and enjoy the income 
of any gifts, grants, bequests or devises made to it, or for 
its use, to a total amount not exceeding twenty-five thou- 
sand dollars a year including any income to be received by 
it under the will of the late Sarah S. Brayton of Fall River. 

Section 2. The said society is also authorized to receive 
and enjoy the property devised or bequeathed to it, in trust 
or otherwise, by the will of the late Sarah S. Brayton, and 
to have the benefit of the provisions made for it, directly 
or indirectly in the said will, and the said society may make 
such designation for charitable and religious uses as it is 
empowered by the said will to make. 

Section 3. This act shall take eft'ect upon its passage. 

Approved February 8, 1917. 



First Congre- 
gational Society 
in Fall River 
may receive 
income from 
certain 
property. 



May use certain 
property. 



Special Acts, 1917. — ^ Chap. 56. 47 



An Act to ikcorporatp: the green lawn cemetery Cf^ar) 56 

ASSOCIATION. 

Br if enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Henry S. Ashley, J. Marshall Burt, Arthur Green Lawn 
G. Crane, Harlan F. Curtis, Winslow S. Champlin, Franklin Ss'^JSn. 
C. Davis, Laurence C. Davis, Harry E. Durkee, Edward i-^corporated. 
S. Ellis, Louis W. Price, Merle E. Sellew, Edward Kronvall 
and Edward ]\I. Burt, their associates and successors, are 
hereby made a corporation by the name of the Green 
Lawn Cemetery Association, for the purpose of acquiring, 
holding, maintaining, improving and enlarging, for a place 
of burial for the dead, those parcels of land situated in East 
Longmeadow, in the county of Hampden, now owned by 
the First Congregational Society in East Longmeadow and 
known as the Center Cemetery in East Longmeadow. Said 
corporation shall have all the powers and privileges, and 
shall be subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities 
set forth in all general laws now or hereafter in force re- 
lating to such corporations. 

Section 2. The said corporation shall have the right By-iaws, scope, 
to make by-laws prescribing the qualification for member- 
ship therein and the manner of election to membership, and 
the methods of conducting the business of the corporation, 
and also providing for all other matters ordinarily regulated 
by corporation by-laws. 

Section 3. Said corporation is hereby authorized to May purchase 
acquire possession and control of said cemetery, and may property. 
purchase from time to time and may acquire by gift, be- 
quest, devise or otherwise, and hold, so much real and 
personal property as may be necessary or appropriate for 
the purposes of the corporation. The said P^irst Congre- 
gational Society in East Longmeadow is hereby authorized 
to convey to said corporation all its right, title and interest 
in the lands forming a part of said Center cemetery and in 
all other property or rights appertaining thereto, which 
said society has or is entitled to have, including all moneys 
and funds belonging to the said society held by it for ceme- 
tery purposes: 'provided, that a majority of the legal voters Proviso, 
of said society present and voting thereon shall vote so to 
do at an annual meeting or at any meeting duly called for 
that purpose. 

Section 4. The net proceeds of the sale of lots in the Use of proceeds 
lands of the corporation and all income received from any »[ J^^^'^ °f 'ot^- 



48 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 57. 



May receive 
gifts of prop- 
erty, etc. 



Officers, how 
chosen, etc. 



Vacancies, how 
filled, etc. 



other source by the corporation, the use of which is not 
determined by a trust, shall be applied exclusively to the 
care, maintenance, improvement or embellishment of its 
cemetery and structures therein, or to the purchase of addi- 
tional land for cemetery purposes, and to the pa\Tiient of 
current and incidental expenses of the cemetery, and to no 
other purpose. 

Section 5. Said corporation is authorized to take and 
hold any grant, gift or bequest of property in trust or other- 
wise, for the care, protection, embellishment, improvement 
or extension of its cemetery, or for the care, embellishment, 
protection or improvement of any lot therein, or for thp care, 
repair, preservation or removal of any monument, tomb, 
fence or other structure therein, or for planting a lot or 
its vicinity with trees or shrubs; and when such gift or 
bequest is made, the said corporation may give to the per- 
son making the same or to his representative an obligation 
binding the corporation to fulfil the terms of the trust. 

Section 6. The officers of the corporation shall consist 
of a board of directors, the number and terms of office of 
which shall be fixed by the by-laws, a treasurer, and a clerk, 
all of whom shall be elected at the annual meeting of the 
corporation, a president to be elected annually by the di- 
rectors from their number, and such other officers as may 
be provided for by the by-laws. The directors shall have 
the general management of the property, expenditures and 
affairs of the corporation and the sale of lots in said cemetery, 
and shall make a report of their doings to the corporation 
at its annual meeting. If a vacancy occurs in the board of 
directors or in the office of treasurer or clerk, it may be filled 
for the unexpired term at any meeting of the corporation. 
Until the vacancy has so been filled, the directors may desig- 
nate some person to perform the duties of the office in which 
the vacancy has occurred. 

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

Approved February 8, 1917. 



Chap. 57 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE department OF THE SERGEANT-AT-ARMS. 



Appropria- 
tions, depart- 
ment of 
sergeant-at- 
arms. 



Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

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 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 57. 49 

expenses in the department of the sergeant-at-arms, for the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and sev'enteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the sergeant-at-arms, thirty-five hundred frmrTa^br*' 
dollars. 

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

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

For the salary of Ellen Mudge Burrill, fourteen hundred iSrli?""^^^ 
dollars. 

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

For the salaries of the watchmen and assistant watchmen, Watchmen, etc. 
a sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand seven hundred 
and fifty dollars. 

For the salaries of the messengers, porters and office boy. Messengers, 
a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand eight hundred dollars. 

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

For the salary of the carpenter, the sum of sixteen hundred Ca'^penter. 
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, sta- 
ordered by the sergeant-at-arms, a sum not exceeding five *'°°^''^' ^**'- 
hundred dollars. 

For rent of telephones and expenses in connection there- Rentofteie- 
with, a sum not exceeding twenty-three thousand dollars. ^ °^^^' 

For heat, light and power, including coal, water, gas and ^^1 power^ 
removal of ashes, a sum not exceeding forty-eight thousand 
dollars. 

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

p • , J • J.1 J? 1 I. house and 

repairs, rurniture and repairs thereoi, and such expenses as grounds, etc. 
may be necessary at the various buildings now occupied by 
state departments, a sum not exceeding forty-three thousand 
seven hundred dollars. 

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

, J. £ J.1 1 1 11 and fi-xtures. 

twenty-nve thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the removal of depart- Removal of 
ments into the new wings of the state house, a sum not ex- ^^^' ™^° ^' 
ceeding five thousand and nineteen dollars, being the un- 



50 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 58, 59. 



expended balance of the amount authorized by chapter 
eighty-two of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and 
fifteen, which has reverted to the treasury. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 8, 1917. 



[1819, 105; 1832, 123.] 

Chap. 58 An Act relative to the episcopal church of saint 

THOMAS, in TALTSTTON. 



Title of 
Episcopal 
church of 
Saint Thomas, 
in Taunton, 
to certain land, 
confirmed. 



Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The title of the Episcopal church of Saint 
Thomas, in Taunton, to the vacant land, known as the 
glebe land, which was formerly the site of an episcopal 
church, and a part of which is a graveyard, on the east 
side of Tremont street in the city of Taunton, containing 
six thousand square feet, more or less, is hereby confirmed, 
and the title to the said property is hereby vested in the 
said corporation, which was incorporated by chapter two 
hundred and thirty of the laws passed at the session of the 
general court which commenced on Wednesday, the twelfth 
day of January in the year eighteen hundred and twenty, 
reprinted as chapter one hundred and five of volume five of 
the private and special statutes, as amended by chapter one 
hundred and twenty-three of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and thirty-two. 

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

Approved February 8, 1917, 



Chap. 59 An Act imaking appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses in the department op the bank commis- 
sioner. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foJhnvs: 

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 
department of the bank commissioner, for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the commissioner, five thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the deputy commissioner, thirty-five 
hundred dollars. 



Appropria- 
tions, depart- 
ment of bank 
commissioner. 



Commiseioner, 
salary. 

Deputy 
commissioner. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 60, 61. 51 

For the salaries of examiners, clerks, experts and other Examiners. 
assistants, a sum not exceeding seventy-eight thousand 
dollars. 

For printing, stationery, office supplies, travelling and ftationlr'y, etc 
other expenses, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight thousand 
five hundred dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual reports, a sum not Annual 
exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved February 8, 1917. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (jfidp^ qq 

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 Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- sbner of*"""'^' 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and expenses measures"'^ 
in the department of the commissioner of weights and 
measiu-es, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and seventeen, to wit : — 

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

For clerical services, travel and contingent office expenses, clerical 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 8, 1917. 

An Act to authorize the cities of boston and cam- (Jjiaj) Qi 
bridge to pension williajvi h. blanchard, an assist- 
ant drawtender employed by said cities. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The cities of Boston and Cambridge, acting cities of 
jointly in each case by the city council with the approval of Cambridge 
the mayor, are hereby authorized to pay to William H. wfnia''m°H°'^ 
Blanchard, a veteran of the civil war, employed for the past Blanchard. 
twenty-seven years as assistant drawtender at the River 
street bridge by said cities, an annual pension equal to one 
half the rate of compensation paid him at the date of the 
passage of this act, payable quarterly, each city to pay one 
half thereof. * 

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

Approved February 8, 1917. 



52 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 62, 63. 



[1885, 290; 1893, 123; 1916. 241, Spec] 

Chap. 62 An Act to authorize the st. jean baptiste society of 

RIAELBOROUGH TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and 
forty-one of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and sixteen is hereby amended by striking out the word 
"thirty", in the third Hne, and inserting in place thereof the 
word : — forty, — so as to read as follows : — Section 1 . 
The St. Jean Baptiste Society of Marlborough, a fraternal 
benefit society, is hereby authorized to hold real estate to 
an amount not exceeding forty thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 8, 1917. 



1916, 241 (S), 
§ 1, amended. 



St. Jean 
Baptiste 
Society of 
Marlborough 
may hold 
additional 
real estate. 



Chap. 63 An Act riaking appropriations for the salaries and 

expenses of the MASSACHUSETTS HIGHWAY COMMIS- 
SION. 

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, unless otherwise 
specified herein, for the salaries and expenses of the Massa- 
chusetts highway commission, for the fiscal year ending 
on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
seventeen, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the commissioners, the sum of thirteen 
thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of the engineers, clerks and assistants, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-one thousand eight hundred 
dollars. 

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

For postage, printing and other necessary office expenses, 
including printing and binding the annual report, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-four hundred dollars. 

For care and repair of machinery and tools, including 
storage, a sum not exceeding twenty 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. 



Appropria- 
tions, Massa- 
chusetts 
highway 
commission. 



Commis- 
sioners, salaries. 



Engineers, 
clerks, etc. 



Travelling, 
etc., expenses. 

Postage, 
printing, etc. 



Care, etc., of 
machinery 
and tools. 

Suppression of 
gypsy and 
brown tail 
moths. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 64. 53 

For the repair of a certain highway in the town of Truro, Highway 
a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. '° ^ruw. 

For the maintenance of state highways for the present Maintenance 
year and previous years, the sum of one hundred ninety-four highways. 
thousand five hundred forty-seven dollars and eighty-six 
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 
sixty thousand dollars, both to be in addition to the amount 
authorized to be expended out of the Motor Vehicle Fees 
Fund by section thirty of chapter five hundred and thirty- 
four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine. 

For the maintenance and operation of the Newburyport Maintenance 
bridge and the Brightman street bridge in Fall River, a sum bridges. 
not exceeding twenty-seven thousand five hundred dollars. 

For widening and reconstructing existing state highways, widening 
a sum not exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. ^ '^^^^' ^^^' 

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

Approved February 8, 1917. 

An Act to incorporate the trustees of newburyport QJku) 54 
trust funds. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Lawrence B. Gushing, Henry B. Little, and Ne"^^yport 
the mayor, the city auditor, and the president of the com- Jrust Funds, 
mon council of the city of Newburyport, for the time being, 
their associates and successors, are hereby made a corpora- 
tion by the name of the Trustees of Newburyport Trust 
Funds, for the purpose of holding and administering the 
funds given in trust by the will of Margaret Atwood, late 
of Newburyport, proved and allowed in the probate court 
for the county of Essex on the seventh day of August in the 
year eighteen hundred and thirty-two, and any other funds 
which the city of Newburyport may commit to its custody 
and care, with all the privileges and subject to all the duties, 
liabilities and restrictions set forth in all general laws now 
or hereafter in force relating to such corporations. 

Section 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to Powers, etc. 
receive, hold and manage for the purposes therein set forth, 
all the estate bequeathed in trust by said will, and may 
receive, hold and manage any other estate, real or personal, 
which may be acquired by said corporation or may be 



54 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 65. 



Accounts of all 
funds to be 
kept. 



Vacancy in 
trustees, how 
filled. 



committed to it for the purposes of any other trusts which 
the city of Newburyport may commit to its care and custody. 

Section 3. Said corporation shall keep accurate ac- 
counts of all the receipts and expenditures of each fund of 
which it shall be trustee in the same manner as if each of 
said funds was held by a separate trustee, and shall render 
accounts of all its receipts and disbursements annually, and 
whenever required by the city council of the city. 

Section 4. Whenever a trustee shall die or resign or 
become incompetent to discharge the duties of his trust, a 
successor shall be elected by ballot by the city council of 
the city of Newburyport. 

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

Approved February 8, 1917. 



Chap. 65 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE 
COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Appropria- 
tions, secre- 
tary of the 
common- 
wealth. 



Secretary, 
salary. 

Herbert H. 

Boynton, 

deputy. 

Second deputy. 



Chief of ar- 
chives division. 

Commission 
clerk. 

Messengers and 

additional 

clerks. 

Incidental, 
etc., expenses. 



expressage, 
etc. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 65. 55 

For the arranijemont and preservation of state records Preservation 
and papers, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. o s a e recor s. 

For registration books and blanks, indexing returns and SSsl'^^^tc"" 
editing registration report, a siuii not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars. 

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

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



PRINTING Ui.WS, ETC. 

For printing the pamphlet edition of the acts and resolves Pamphlet edi- 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding eight thousand andresofves. 
dollars. 

For printing a cumulative index of the acts and resolves, a Cumulative 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. ^"'^®^' 

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

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

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

For the purchase of paper used in the execution of the Purchase of 
contract for the state printing, a sum not exceeding ninety ^^^^^' 
thousand dollars. 

For printing and binding public documents, a sum not Public 

..^ ° 1 1 1 11 documents. 

exceedmg twenty-two thousand dollars. 

FOR PRINTING MATTERS RELATING TO ELECTIONS. 

For expenses in connection with primary elections, a sum Primary eiec- 
not exceeding thirty-six thousand dollars. *'*''^^" 

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

For blanks for town officers, election laws, and blanks and Blanks for 

11 , . , . I r. 1 town ofScers, 

mstructions on all matters relatmg to elections, and tor the etc. 
expense of advertising the state ticket, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars. 



56 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 66, 67, 68. 



Counting 
apparatus. 



Ballot boxes, 
etc. 



City of Bos- 
ton may pay 
eoldiers' relief 
to Terrence P. 
McLaughlin. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council. 



For the* purchase of apparatus to be used at polUng 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 February 8, 1917. 

Chap. 66 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay 
soldiers' relief to terrence p. Mclaughlin. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 
pay to Terrence F. McLaughlin, the crippled son of Terrence 
McLaughlin, a veteran of the civil war, whatever soldiers' 
relief the said Terrence McLaughlin was entitled to receive 
at the time of his decease. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the city council of Boston, with the approval of 
the mayor. Approved February 8, 1917. 

[Accepted March 27, 1917.] 

Chap. 67 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum 

of money to JOHN E. McCARTHY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 
pay a sum not exceeding two hundred seventy-seven dollars 
and seventy-seven cents to John E. McCarthy, a former em- 
ployee of the children's institutions department, for services 
rendered by him to said department during the months of 
April, Maj^ June and July, nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the city council of the city of Boston with the ap- 
proval of the mayor: provided, such acceptance and approval 
occur prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current 
year. Approved February 8, 1917. 

[Accepted March 27, 1917.] 

Chap. 68 An Act to authorize the park commissioners of 

WINTHROP TO LEASE A PART OF THE PLAYSTEAD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

^oner^'m^'^' Section 1. The board of park commissioners of the 
lease a part of towii of Wiutlirop is hereby authorized to lease in the name 

the playstead. * <^ 



City of Boston 
may pay a 
sum of money 
to John E. 
McCarthy. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 69, 70. 57 

and on behalf of the town that part of the playground hi 
said town, known as the "Playstead", to such person or 
persons, for such period of time, upon such conditions and 
subject to such restrictions as the town shall by vote de- 
termine. The proceeds of any such lease shall be paid into 
the town treasury to be applied to the existing indebtedness 
incurred in the purchase of said playground, if any, other- 
wise to the cost of the playground. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Acttobesub- 
ance by a majority of the legal voters of the town of Win- voters, etc. 
throp present and voting thereon at any town meeting 
called for the purpose. Approved February 8, 1917. 



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

OF MONEY TO THE DAUGHTER OF JOHN A. COULTHURST. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to city of Boston 
pay to Jean Gasson Coulthurst, daughter of the late John ^m of money 
A. Coulthurst, who was a member of the city council of codthuKir^"" 
Boston, the sum which he would have received if he had 
lived and served as such member until the close of the 
municipal year ending on the first day of February, nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Acttobesub- 
ance by the city council of the city of Boston, with the TOuncii.^etc!*^ 
approval of the mayor: provided, such acceptance and ap- Proviso, 
proval occur on or before the thirty-first day of December, 
nineteen hundred and seventeen. 

Approved February 8, 1917. 

[Accepted Feb. 17, 1917.1 



[1846, 148; 1894, 262; 1910, 99.] 

An Act to authorize the American baptist foreign nhQ^r) 7q 

MISSION society TO MAKE CONTRACTS TO PAY AN- 
NUITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The American Baptist Foreign Mission American 
Society, a corporation established by law in this common- ^ffsVon l^c?i-^° 
wealth, may, in consideration of the receipt of funds to be ty may make 
devoted to the purposes for which it is incorporated, bind pay annuities. 
itself to pay fixed yearly sums in one or more payments 



58 Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 71, 72, 73. 

each year to such person or persons as may be agreed upon, 
for a term of years or for the Hfe of such person or persons. 

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

(The foregoing was laid, before the governor on the second 
day of February, 1917, 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.) 

[1883, 43; 1914, 229, 294.] 

Chap. 71 An Act to authorize the woivl^n's American baptist 

FOREIGN MISSION SOCIETY TO MAKE CONTRACTS TO PAY 
ANNUITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

AmCT>n Section 1. The Woman's American Baptist Foreign 

Miss^n socfity Mission Society, a corporation established by law in this 
may make commonwcalth, mav, in consideration of the receipt of funds 

contracts to . 11"^ <• 1 • i • • • i 

pay annuities, to DC dcvotcd to the purposcs lor Avhich it IS incorporated, 
bind itself to pay fixed yearly sums in one or more payments 
each year to such person or persons as may be agreed upon, 
for a term of years or for the life of such person or persons. 

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

{The foregoing was laid before the governor on the second 
day of February, 1917, and after five days it had "the force of 
a law", a^ prescribed by the constitution, as it ivas not returned 
by him with his objections thereto within that time.) 

Chap. 72 An Act to authorize the town of marblehead to pay 

A SUM OF MONEY TO JOHN J. GLASS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

MaTbiehead SECTION 1. The towu of Marblchcad is hereby au- 

may pay a thorizcd to pay a sum of money, not exceeding three thou- 

sum of money ^ '' t/-ii pt»tiii i 

to John J. sand dollars, to John J. (jlass or Marblehead, to compensate 
him for injuries sustained while in the service of said town 
as a call fireman. 

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

Ajyproved February 15, 1917. 

[1867, 113.1 

Chap. 73 An Act to annul the charter of the india mutual 

insurance company. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

SiaMutuIi'^ Section 1. The India Mutual Insurance Company, in- 
insurance Com- corporatcd by chapter one hundred and thirteen of the acts 

pany annulled. ^ ^ i. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 74, 75. 59 

of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, is hereby dis- 
solved, subject, however, to the provisions of sections fifty- 
tln*ee, fifty-four and fifty-five of chapter one hundred and 
nine of the Revised Laws. 
Section 2. This act shall not be construed as affecting Not to apply 

• , !• 1 • J • 1 J* to suits pend- 

any suit now pending by or against said corporation, nor any ing, etc. 
suit now pending or hereafter brought for any liability now 
existing against the subscribers to the guaranty fund or the 
officers of said corporation, or to make valid any defect in 
the organization of the corporation. 

Section 3. Suits upon choses in actions arising out of choses^nTction, 
contracts sold or assigned by the corporation dissolved by how brought. 
this act may be brought or prosecuted in the name of the 
purchaser or assignee. The fact of sale or assignment and 
of purchase by the plaintiff shall be set forth in the writ 
or other process; and the defendant may avail himself of 
any matter of defence of which he might have availed him- 
self in a suit upon the claim by the said corporation, had it 
not been dissolved by this act. 

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

Approved February 17, 1917. 



An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance fjhQj) 74 
OF the state prison. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred ninety- Appropriation, 
one thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars is hereby STa\e°pri^n. 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth 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 seventeen. 

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

Approved February 17, 1917. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (j}i(ij> 75 

PENSES IN the department OF THE STATE BOARD OF 
AGRICULTURE AND FOR SUNDRY OTHER AGRICULTURAL 
EXPENSES. 

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

state board of 



priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth IgHcuit 
from the ordinary revenue, for the state board of agriculture, 



ure, 



60 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 75. 



Secretary, 
salary. 
First clerk. 

Clerical assist- 
ance. 

Travelling 

expenses, 

secretary. 

Travelling ex- 
penses, mem- 
bers. 

Incidental, 
etc., expenses. 



Annual report. 



State nursery 
inspectors. 



Inspector of 
apiaries. 

State ornithol- 
ogist. 

Lectures at 
farmers' insti- 
tutes. 



General agent, 
dairy bureau. 

Dairy bureau, 
expenses, 
annual report, 
etc. 

Encourage- 
ment of dairy- 
ing. 

Proviso. 



Encourage- 
ment of or- 
charding. 

Boimties to 
agricultural 
societies. 

Encourage- 
ment of poul- 
try breeding. 

Agriculture 
among chil- 
dren, etc. 



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

For the salary of the secretary, three thousand dollars. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

For compensation and expenses of the state nursery in- 
spectors, including expenses in connection with the impor- 
tation of nursery stock from other states or countries, a 
sum not exceeding fourteen thousand dollars. 

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

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

For disseminating useful information in agriculture b}" 
means of lectures at farmers' institutes, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-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 the encouragement of practical dairying and the 
rearing of live stock, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars: 'provided, that any unexpended balance of this 
amount remaining at the end of the present fiscal year 
may be used during the succeeding fiscal year. 

For the 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. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 76. 61 

For the encouragement of agriculture by the holding of fP^^^'^^ exhibi- 
special exhibitions, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars. 

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

Ap2)roved February 17, 1917. 

[1887, 169; 1891, 184; 1915, 232, Spec; 1916, 279, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the north easton village district (jhn^ 7q 

TO INCUR additional, AND TO REFUND EXISTING, IN- 
DEBTEDNESS FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The North Easton Village District, for the North Easton 
purpose of refunding bonds issued by it under authority of S^ may'^ 
chapter one hundred and sixty-nine of the acts of the year ^p'^^rteTsS^- 
eighteen hundred and eighty-seven and chapter one hundred P^y purposes, 
and eighty-four of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-one, and for the purpose of improving, enlarging and 
extending its water works, may borrow from time to time 
such sums of money as it may deem necessary, to an amount 
not exceeding eighty thousand dollars, and issue therefor 
bonds or notes, each authorized issue to constitute a separate 
loan. Such bonds or notes shall be denominated on the face 
thereof. North Easton Village District Water Loan, Act of 
1917, 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 
bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one half per 
cent per annum, payable semi-annually, shall be signed by 
the treasurer of the district, and countersigned by the 
water commissioners, or a majority of them. 

The district may sell the said securities at public or private Saie of securi- 
sale upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, 
but not for less than their par value. 

Said bonds or notes shall be exempt from taxation and "Xax'^Exem t •• 
shall be marked on their face "Tax Exempt." 

Section 2. The said district shall, at the time of au- Payment of 
thorizing 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, the water commissioners of 
said district shall annually certify to the assessors of the 



62 Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 77, 78. 

Same subject, town of Easton a sum which, with the income derived from 
water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual expense of 
operating the water works of said district 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, and without further vote 
the sum so certified shall annually be assessed by the assessors 
of the town of Easton as other taxes of said district are 
assessed until the debt incurred by the loan or loans is ex- 
tinguished. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 17, 1917. 

Chap. 77 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

OF THE MASSACHUSETTS REFORMATORY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

te^Ctta' Section 1. A sum not exceeding two hundred fifty-eight 
reformatory. thousaud six hundrcd and seventy-five dollars is hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the maintenance 
of the Massachusetts reformatory, for the fiscal year ending 
on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
seventeen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 17, 1917. 



Chap. 78 An Act making appropriations for the board of regis- 
tration IN pharmacy. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Appropria- SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 

tions, board of • i i • i p i r- i 

r^Btration in appropriated, to be paid out or the treasury or the com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and 
expenses of the board of registration in pharmacy, for the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen, to wit : — 

^k?^"' -^^^ ^^^ salaries of the members, thirty-eight hundred 

dollars. 

Jt^^ex'en "^^^ travelling and other expenses of the members, a sum 

not exceeding seventeen hundred and twenty-five dollars. 

^^^^^- For salary and expenses of the agent, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-four hundred dollars. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 79. 63 

For a stenographer, witness fees and incidental and con- stenographer. 
tingent expenses, including printing the annual report and ^10"**^ *^^' 
expenses in connection with registering and licensing shops 
for the transaction of a retail drug business, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-two hundred and fifty dollars. 

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

Approved February 17, 1917. 



An Act making appropriations for the salaries and rhn^ 70 

EXPENSES OF THE COMMISSION ON MENTAL DISEASES. * 

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- m'issmr^' 
w^ealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and ex- mental diseases. 
penses of the commission on mental diseases, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the director, a sum not exceeding seventy- Director. 
five hundred dollars. ^"'"^^• 

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

For travelling, office and contingent expenses, including Travelling, 
printing and binding the annual report, a sum not exceed- ^'^- '^''pe^ses. 
ing thirteen thousand dollars. 

For transportation and medical examination of state Transportation 
paupers under the charge of the commission, for the present pa^upeL^*^** 
year and previous years, a sum not exceeding eighty-five 
hundred dollars. 

For the support of insane paupers boarded in families, Support of 

1 j.l_ l_ r J.1 • • X "1 I J. insane paupers, 

under the charge of the commission, or temporarily absent etc. 
under authority of the same, for the present year and previous 
years, a sum not exceeding ten thousand five hundred dollars. 

For the support of state paupers in the Hospital Cottages Support of • 

(•/-ii'ij i !• i .1 1J11 certain state 

tor Children, a sum not exceeding ten tliousand dollars. paupers. 

For the expense of an investigation as to the nature, investigation 
causes, results and treatment of mental diseases and defects, °^ ™®°*^ '^' 
and the publication of the results thereof, a sum not exceed- 
ing five thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 17, 1917. 



\ 



64 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 80, 81. 



Chap. 80 An Act to authorize the town of cohasset to pay an 

ANNUITY TO PHILANDER BATES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
haslet mi^^' Section 1. The town of Cohasset is hereby authorized 

to PhUandei!^*^ *° P^'^' ^^ annuity of not more than three hundred dollars to 
Bates. Philander Bates, so long as he lives, the said Philander Bates 

having devoted more than forty years of his life to the serv- 
ice of the town in various official capacities. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 17, 1917. 



Appropria- 
tions, state 
normal schools. 



Chap. 81 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance 

of the state normal 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 com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and 
expenses of the state normal schools, with the approval of 
the board of education, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen, to wit : — 

For Bridgevvater, a sum not exceeding eighty-two thou- 
sand two hundred and thirty-one dollars. 

For Fitchburg, a sum not exceeding sixty-two thousand 
two hundred twenty dollars and forty cents, in addition to 
certain sums received from the city of Fitchburg. 

For Framingham, a sum not exceeding sixty-five thousand 
eight hundred and forty-five dollars. 

For Hyannis, a sum not exceeding twenty-seven thou- 
sand four hundred and seventeen dollars. 

For Lowell, a sum not exceeding thirty-nine thousand 
six hundred forty-four dollars and five cents, in addition to 
certain sums received from the city of Lowell. 

For North Adams, a sum not exceeding forty-three thou- 
sand seven hundred and seventy-two dollars. 

For Salem, a sum not exceeding fifty-seven thousand four 
hundred forty-eight dollars and five cents, in addition to 
certain sums received from the city of Salem. 

For Westfield, a sum not exceeding thirty-nine thousand 
four hundred and fifteen dollars. 



Bridgewater. 
Fitchburg. 

Framingham. 

Hyannis. 

Lowell. 

North Adams. 
Salem. 

Westfield. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 82. 65 

For Worcester, a sum not exceeding forty thousand eight vvonc-ster. 
hundred and forty-eight dollars. 

For the normal art school, a sum not exceeding fifty- Nommiart 
three thousand four hundred thirty-six dollars and two ^^^°°^- 
cents. 

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

Approved February 17, 1917. 

An Act making appropriations for the salaries and nhnjy co 

EXPENSES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BUREAU OF PRISONS. 

Be it enacted, etc, as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Approprk- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- chusette^^'*' 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and ex- bureau of 

* , prisons. 

penses of the Massachusetts bureau of prisons, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, to wit: — 

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

For the salaries of the deputies, seven thousand dollars, salary. 

For the salaries and compensation of the board of parole Board of 
and advisory board of pardons, a sum not exceeding fifty- p'*™'''' ^*''- 
eight hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding nine thousand Clerical assist- 

, ,, " ance. 

dollars. 

For the salaries of agents, a sum not exceeding eleven Agents. 
thousand seven hundred dollars. 

For travelling expenses, a sum not exceeding eight thou- Travelling ex- 
sand dollars. p''"^''^- 

For expenses in connection with the identification of identification 

, -,. ,. 'Ill i"' cnininals. 

crimmals, a sum not exceedmg thirty-six hundred and 
thirty-two dollars. 

For incidental and contingent (expenses, including printing incidental 
and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding four '^''p*'""^^- 
thousand dollars. 

For expenses incurred in removing prisoners to and from Removing 
state and county prisons, a sum not exceeding twenty-two p"^"^''^- 
hundred dollars. 

For assistance to prisoners discharged from the state Assistance to 
prison, Massachusetts reformatory, prison camp and hos- p"^"®''^- 
pital, and to discharged female prisoners, a sum not exceed- 
ing ten thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 17, 1917. 



66 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 83. 



/ 



Appropria- 
tions, state 
board of 
charity, etc. 



Chap. 83 An Act making appropriations for the state board 

or CHARITY AND FOR SUNDRY OTHER CHARITABLE EX- 
PENSES. 

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 of the state board of charity and for sundry 
other charitable expenses, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and seventeen, 
to wit: — 

For expenses, including travel of members and salaries 
and expenses in the central office, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-three thousand seven hundred dollars. 

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

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the auxil- 
iary visitors of the board, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars. 

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

For transportation of state paupers under the charge of 
said board, including the transportation of prisoners released 
on probation from the state farm, and travelling and other 
expenses of probation visitors, for the present year and pre- 
vious years, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For the payment of suitable aid to mothers with dependent 
children, for the present year and previous years, a sum not 
exceeding four hundred thousand dollars. 

For the burial of state paupers by cities and towns, for 
the present year and previous years, a sum not exceeding 
eight thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with smallpox and other dis- 
eases dangerous to the public health, for the present year 
and previous years, a sum not exceeding seventy thousand 
dollars. 

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



Expenses, 
salaries, etc. 



Annual report. 



Travelling, 
etc., expenses. 



Division of 
state adult 
poor. 



Transportation 
of state paupers, 
etc. 



Mothers with 

dependent 

children. 



Burial of state 
paupers. 



Dangerous 

diseases. 

expenses. 



Sick paupers, 
support. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 84. 67 

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

For salaries and expenses in the division of state minor state minor 
wards, a sum not exceeding one hundred one thousand five Ilfaries. etc. 
hundred dollars. 

For tuition in the public schools, including transportation Tuition of 
to and from school of children boarded or bound out by the dren.'" 
state board of charity, for the present year and previous 
years, a sum not exceeding sixty-five thousand eight hun- 
dred thirty-three dollars and seventy-five cents. 

For the care and maintenance of indigent and neglected negllct"*/"'^ 
children and juvenile offenders, for the present year and children, etc. 
previous years, including expenses in connection with the 
same, a sum not exceeding six hundred and twenty-five 
thousand dollars. 

For the support and transportation of unsettled pauper Unsettled pau- 
infants in infant asylums, for the present year and previous ^^"^ '" "" ^' 
years, a sum not exceeding sixty-five thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 17, 1917. 

An Act making appropriations for the board of regis- Qjidj) 34 

TRATION IN EMBALMING. 

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 com- o°registratfon 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and '» embalming. 
expenses of the board of registration in embalming, for the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen: provided, that expenditures Proviso, 
authorized by this act are not in excess of the receipts for 
registration paid into the treasury of the commonwealth 
during the current year, to wit: — 

For compensation of members, the sum of three hundred ^hl^i^"'''' 
dollars. 

For clerical assistance, office supplies, incidental and aice.'^L'!^^'^*' 
travelling expenses, including printing the annual report, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-six hundred twenty dollars and 
fifty-three cents. 

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

Approved February 17, 1917. 



68 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 85, 86, 87. 



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



Chap. 85 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum 

OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF JOHN F. KENNEDY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follmos: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 
pay to Anna Kennedy, widow of John F. Kennedy, a sum 
of mone,y equal to the amount of salary to which the said 
John F. Kennedy would have been entitled as a schoolhouse 
commissioner of said city had he lived and served until 
the first day of January in the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the mayor and the city council of the city of Boston: 
provided, such acceptance occurs prior to the thirty-first day 
of December in the current year. 

Approved February 17, 1917. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 

Proviso. 



Chap. 86 An Act to authorize the town of weymouth to pay 
a sum of money to the dependents of the late 
patrick butler. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Weymouth is hereby authorized 
to pay to the dependents of the late Patrick Butler of said 
town, the sum of four thousand dollars, in compensation 
for injuries sustained by him while in the performance of 
his duties as chief of police of said town, the said injuries 
having resulted in his death. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the voters of the said town voting thereon 
at an annual town meeting, or at a special meeting duly 
called for the purpose. Approved February 17, 1917. 



Town of Wey- 
mouth may 
pay a sum of 
money to 
dependents 
of the late 
Patrick Butler. 



Act to be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



Chap. 87 An Act to authorize the city of newton to pay a sum 

OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF WILLIAM E. YOUNG. 



City of Newton 
may pay a 
sum of money 
to the widow 
of William E. 
Young. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Newton is hereby authorized to 
pay to the widow, or, in case of the death of the widow, then 
to the minor children, of William E. Young a sum equal to 
the amount of salary to which he would have been entitled 
as a member of the Newton fire department had he lived 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 88. 69 

and continued to serve as a member of the said department 
until the first day of January in the year nineteen hundred 
and seventeen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by the city council of said city, with the approval of the TOuncii.etc!^ 
mayor. Approved February 17, 1917. 

(Accepted March 19, 1917.) 



[1834, 126; 1S43, 20; 1851, 110; 1853. 95; 1854, 285; 1884, 127; 1889, 202; 1891, 164; 1899, 194.] 

Ax Act relative to the alewife fishery in herring Chaj). 88 

OR MONUMENT RIVER IN THE TOWN OF BOURNE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and ^^^^^^^'^j ^ '• 
ninety-four of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-nine is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"river", in the fourth line, the words: — or any of its tribu- 
taries, whether natural or artificial, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 1. The selectmen of the town of Bourne Aiewife fishing 
are hereby empowered to prescribe the time, place or places, Mo^ume'Jft'''^ 
and manner of taking alewives in Herring or Monument f^^l^ ''®s"" 
river, or any of its tributaries, whether natural or artificial, 
in the town of Bourne: provided, that such time shall not ex- Provisos, 
ceed on the average throughout the fishing season four days 
in the week; and they may either appoint some suitable 
person or persons to take the same, under such regulations 
as they may make in accordance herewith, and fix the com- 
pensation to be paid therefor; or they may, if so instructed 
by the inhabitants of said town at the annual town meet- 
ing, sell at public auction the right to take alewives in said 
river under regulations made as aforesaid; provided, hoivever, 
that no fish shall be salted in any fish-catching house or on 
the grounds adjoining the same, and provided, also, that the 
inhabitants of the town of Sandwich shall have the same 
rights in the public fishery of said river that the inhab- 
itants of the town of Bourne shall have. The inhabitants of 
said town of Bourne are authorized to construct and main- 
tain in the waters of the Great Plerring pond, so-called, or 
elsewhere in said town, a weir, trap, yard or pound for the 
catching and holding of alewives, in the manner customary 
in such fishery, of such dimensions and construction as the 
selectmen, with the approval of the board of harbor and 
land commissioners, may from time to time determine. 



70 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 88. 



pay 

for violations 

of act, etc. 



1899, 194, § 4, 
amended. 



Penalty. 



pay rlwwdf^^ Said Selectmen are hereby authorized to offer and pay suitable 
rewards for the detection and punishment of persons violating 
the provisions of this act, and they shall be entitled to reim- 
bursement from the town of Bourne, or from the proceeds 
of the sale of said right to take alewives, for all sums ex- 
pended or obligations incurred for the said rewards, or for 
the enforcement of this act; and the town of Bourne is 
hereby authorized to raise and appropriate money for the 
purposes of this act and for the protection of any public 
fishery in said town. 

Section 2. Section four of said chapter one hundred 
and ninet^'^-four is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "river", in the second line, the words: — or any of 
its tributaries whether natural or artificial, — and also by 
inserting after the word "aforesaid", in the sixth line, the 
words : — ^ or at any time in the waters within the location of 
the Boston, Cape Cod and New York Canal Company, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 4- Any person taking 
any alewives in said river, or any of its tributaries whether 
natural or artificial, or in any water of the same, whether 
naturally or artificially contained, or in the ponds in which 
said fish cast their spawn, at any time or in any place or 
manner other than shall have been fixed by said selectmen 
as aforesaid, or at any time in the waters within the location 
of the Boston, Cape Cod and New York Canal Company, 
or shall receive such alewives knowing or having reasonable 
cause to believe that the same were taken contrary to the 
provisions of this act, shall for each offence pay a fine of 
not less than five nor more than twenty dollars, or shall be 
imprisoned in the jail or house of correction for a period not 
exceeding sixty days, or shall be punished by both such fine 
and imprisonment. Possession of alewives in the woods, 
swamps or other lands, whether public or otherwise, in the 
town of Bourne bordering on the said Herring or Monument 
river or its tributaries, or in the buildings over or near said 
river or its tributaries in said town, or in any craft or vehicle 
in or near said river or its tributaries, or the pond in which 
said fish cast their spawn, in the town of Bourne, by any 
person or persons, other than those lawfully entitled to take 
the same under the regulations provided for in this act, 
shall be deemed prima facie evidence of a taking or receiving 
contrary to the provisions of this act. 

Approved February 17, 1917. 



What shall 
constitute 
evidence of 
violations of 
act. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 89, 90, 91. 71 



An Act to authorize the town of athol to pay a sum Chap. 89 

OF MONEY TO ANNIS J. SEARS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUotvs: 

The town of Athol is hereby authorized to pay a sum of may"p°y t*''°' 
mone^' not exceeding twelve hundred dollars to Annis J. sum of money 

•^ ~ (• 1 "^ Annis J. 

Sears for damage caused to her property on account of the sears. 
raising of the grade of Cottage street in Athol. 

Approved February 17, 1917. 

An Act relatrt: to the status of daniel p. keogh as QJidj)^ 90 
A member of the boston fire department. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Daniel P. Keogh, a member of the fire status of 
department of the city of Boston, shall be entitled to all the KTOgh as' 
rights, privileges and emoluments of the regular permanent Bosto'n firl 
members of said department. fced'^*"'^"* 

Section 2. So much of chapter ninety- two of the Special Repeal. 
Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen as is incon- 
sistent herewith is hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its approval Jy mayor°''^*^ 
by the mayor of the city of Boston. 

{The foregoing was laid before the governor on the twelfth 
day of Febrnary, 1917, and after five days it had "the force 
of a law", as prescribed by the constitution, as it ivas not re- 
turned by him with his objections thereto within that time.) 

An Act flaking appropriations for the maintenance nji^j) g^ 
OF the lakeville state sanatorium. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria 
appropriated for the maintenance of the Lakeville state yiix^l 



tions, Lake- 



state 



sanatorium, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth sanatorium. 
day of November, nineteen hundred and seventeen, to 
wit : — 

From the receipts of said sanatorium now in the treasury 
of the commonwealth, the sum of thirtj^-six thousand five 
hundred sixty-seven dollars and forty-five cents; and from 
the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding ninety-seven thousand three hundred 
fifty-two dollars and fifty-five cents. 

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

Approved February 19, 1917. 



72 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 92, 93, 94. 



Chap. 92 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

AND OPERATION OF THE METROPOLITAN WATER SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . A sum not exceeding five hundred four thou- 
sand nine hundred dollars is hereby appropriated, to be 
paid from the assessments upon the cities and towns com- 
prising the metropolitan water district, for the maintenance 
and operation of the metropolitan water system for said 
cities and towns during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and seventeen. 

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

Approved February 19, 1917. 



Appropriation, 
maintenance 
of the metro- 
politan water 
system. 



Chap. 93 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

of the state infirmary. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

mafnXin^i^o'f SECTION 1. A sum uot exceeding five hundred seventy- 
state infirmary. j|ine tliousaud scvcu liundrcd and sixty-four dollars is hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the maintenance 
of the state infirmary during the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and seventeen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 19, 1917. 



Chap. 94 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 
expenses of the industrial accident board. 

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 of the industrial accident board, for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, to wit: — 

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

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



Appropria- 
tions, indus- 
trial accident 
board. 



Members, 
salaries. 

Secretary. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 95, 96. 73 

For the salaries and expenses of inspectors, a sum not inspectors. 
exceeding twelve thousand dolhirs. 

For the sahu\y of tlie medical examiner, a sum not ex- Medical 
ceeding four thousand dollars. ^'''""""^'■• 

For the services of clerks and other assistants, a sum not cierks, etc. 
exceeding forty-six thousand dollars. 

For office supplies and equipment, travelling and other office supplies, 
necessary expenses, including the printing of the annual re- ^ "' 
port, a sum not exceeding twenty-three thousand dollars. 

For rent of office, a sum not exceeding nine thousand i^ent of office. 
dollars. 

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

Approved February 19, 1917. 

An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance (Jfidj) 95 

OF THE STATE FARM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding four hundred twenty Appropria- 
thousand five hundred dollars is hereby appropriated, to nance'^^T/ate 
be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the 
ordinary revenue, for the maintenance of the state farm 
during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of No- 
vember, nineteen hundred and seventeen. 

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

Approved February 19, 1917. 

[1916. 279, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the unionville fire and water njiaT) 96 
district to incur indebtedness for the purpose of 
extending its water mains. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Unionville Fire and Water District, in unionviiie 
the town of Easton, for the purpose of paying necessary District'* i^a^y^"^ 
expenses in extending its water service, is hereby authorized ^ ex°tend^ts'^ 
to borrow a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, in water mains. 
addition to the amount authorized by chapter two hundred 
and seventy-nine of the Special Acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and sixteen, and to issue from time to time bonds 
or notes therefor. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their Unionviiie 
face the words, Unionville Fire and Water District Water Dislrl^ vS' 
Loan, Act of 1917, shall be payable by such annual pay- J^a". ^ctof 



farm. 



74 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 97. 



Same subject. 



Payment of 
loan. 



ments, beginning not more than one year after their re- 
spective dates, as will extinguish each loan within thirty 
years from its date, and the amount of such annual pay- 
ment in any year shall not be less than the amount of the 
principal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. The 
said bonds or notes shall bear interest at a rate not exceed- 
ing five per cent per annum, payable semi-annually; shall 
be signed by the treasurer of the district and countersigned 
by the water commissioners, or a majority thereof. Each 
authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate 
loan. Said district may sell the said securities at pul)lic or 
private 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 purposes herein specified. 

Section 2. Said district shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance with section one of this act, and when a vote to that 
effect has been passed, a sum which, with the income de- 
rived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual 
expense of operating the water works and the interest as it 
accrues on the 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 certified to the 
assessors of the town of Easton, who shall proceed to assess 
the same in the manner in which town taxes are assessed. 

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

Apyroved February 19, 1917. 



Chap. 97 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

EXPENSES OF THE CIVIL SERVICE 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 com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and ex- 
penses of the civil service commission, for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the commissioners, sixty-fi.ve hundred 
dollars. 

For salaries of employees holding positions established by 
statutes, fifteen thousand two hundred dollars. 

For clerical and other assistance, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-four thousand five hundred dollars. 



Appropria- 
tions, civil 
service com- 
mission. 



Commis- 
sioners, sala- 
ries. 

Employees. 



Clerical assist- 
ance. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 98. 75 

For travelling, incidental and contingent expenses, in- Travelling. 
chiding printing and binding the annual report, a sura not ^^'^" ^''p^"^®^- 
exceeding twenty-two thousand five hundred dollars. 

For the investigation in whole or in part of the classified ofXssffied" 
civil service as provided in chapter two hundred and ninety- civil service. 
seven of the General Acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 19, 1917. 

An Act making appropriations for the salaries and fhnjy qe 

EXPENSES OF THE COMMISSION ON WATERWAYS AND PUBLIC 
LANDS. 

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- sion^oiT^ter-' 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, unless otherwise ^ubficTands 
specified, for the salaries and expenses of the commission on 
waterways and public lands, for the fiscal year ending on 
the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
seventeen, to wit: — 

For the improvement, development, maintenance and pro- improvement, 
tection of rivers, harbors, tidewaters and foreshores within |*^;-°f"^"^' 
the commonwealth, as provided by chapter three hundred 
and eighteen of the Special Acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and sixteen, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars. 

For making changes in the atlas sheets comprising the Changes in the 
topographical map of Massachusetts, and for the sale of ^*'^' ^^^°*'' 
the same, the sum of seventy-one hundred and ninety-two 
dollars, being the unexpended balance of the amount au- 
thorized by chapter sixty-nine of the resolves of the year 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, which has reverted to the 
treasury under the general laws. 

The appropriations for the following purposes are to be 
paid out of the Port of Boston Fund, to wit: — 

For the salaries of the commissioners, twelve thousand Commis- 

^,,,,,, sioners, sala- 

hve hundred dollars. ries. 

For travelling and other necessarv expenses, a sum not Travelling, 
exceeding twelve hundred dollars. ' "'•=• '"'p"°'*''- 

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



76 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 99. 



Office ex- 
penses, etc. 



Supervision of 
Common- 
wealth pier 
five, etc. 



Publicity 
bureau. 



Removal of 
wrecks, etc. 



Damages along 
coast line. 



Marking tri- 
angulation 
points, etc. 



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

For the supervision and operation of Commonwealth 
pier five, including the salaries or other compensation of 
employees, the repair and replacement of equipment and 
other property, and all other expenditures necessary for the 
efficient control of said pier, a sum not exceeding forty-six 
thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of a publicity bureau for the purpose 
of properly advertising the port of Boston, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. 

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

For repairing damages along the coast line or river banks 
of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding ninety-five hun- 
dred dollars. 

For re-establishing and permanently marking certain tri- 
angulation points and sections as required by order of the 
land court, in accordance with 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 19, 1917. 



Chap. 99 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 
ninety-five thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be 
paid from the assessments upon the cities and towns in- 
cluded in what is known as the north metropolitan sewerage 
system, for the maintenance and operation of a system of 
sewage disposal for said cities and towns during the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and seventeen. 

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

Approved February 19, 1917. 



Appropriation, 

maintenance 

of north 

metropolitan 

sewerage 

system. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 100, 101. 77 



An Act juaking an appropriation for the maintenance Qfi^^) 100 

AND operation OF THE SOUTH METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE 
SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred and Appropriation, 

1 1 11 • 1 1 • I maintenance 

twentv-five thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be of south 

. , ' , i 1 "^ • i • 1 i • metropolitan 

paid irom the assessments upon the cities and towns in- sewerage sys- 
cluded in what is known as the south metropolitan sewerage ''™" 
system, for the maintenance and operation of a system of 
sewage disposal for said cities and towns during the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hun- 
dred and seventeen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 19, 1917. 



An Act making appropriations for sundry miscel- r'/^^r? 101 

LANEOUS expenses AUTHORIZED BY LAW. 

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- m°sceiknTOu^ 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, unless it is otherwise expenses, 
specified, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and seventeen, to wit: — 

For expenses incurred in the construction and repair of J^^^*'[n*'^ 
roads in the town of Mashpee during the year nineteen Mashpee. 
hundred and seventeen, the sum of three hundred dollars. 

For reimbursing certain officials for premiums paid for Premiums for 
procuring sureties on their bonds, a sum not exceeding bonds^^^"^ 
three thousand dollars. 

For medical examiners' fees, a sum not exceeding eight Medical exam- 

1 J J J 11 iners' fees. 

hundred dollars. 

For the payment of damages caused by wild deer, for the Damages by 
present year 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 treasury in previous 
years, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, to be ex- 
pended under the direction of the auditor of the common- 
wealth. 



78 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 102. 



Old provincial 
state house. 



Art commis- 
sion. 

Architects' 
plans. 



Recess com- 
mittee on 
building laws. 



Recess com- 
mission on 
social insur- 
ance. 



Commission 
on changes in 
highway laws. 



For the commonwealth's contribution towards the main- 
tenance of the old provincial state house, as provided by 
chapter two hundred and ninety-eight of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and ten, the sum of fifteen hundred 
dollars. 

For the expenses of the art commission for the common- 
wealth, a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars. 

For the payment of architects for plans furnished in ac- 
cordance with the requirements of chapter five hundred and 
twenty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven 
and acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, 
for which no appropriations have been made, a sum not 
exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For the compensation and expenses of the special recess 
committee on building laws of nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
a sum not exceeding nineteen hundred dollars, the same to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
this purpose. 

For compensation and expenses of the special recess 
commission on social insurance of nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, a sum not exceeding forty-three hundred dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for this purpose. 

For compensation of the members of the commission 
appointed under the provisions of chapter ninety-five of the 
resolves of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen to investi- 
gate and recommend changes in laws relative to highways, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-one hundred dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
this purpose. 

Section 2. This act shall take efl^ect upon its passage. 

Approved February 20, 1917. 



Chap. 102 An Act to incorporate the trustees of the kappa 

PHI FRATERNITY OF CLARK COLLEGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folhivs: 

Section 1. Burton N. Gates, Hiram N. Rasely and 
Ralph S. Bartlett, their associates and successors, are hereby 
made a corporation under the name of the Trustees of the 
Kappa Phi Fraternity in Clark College, for the purpose of 
holding and managing the real and personal property of 
said fraternity, with the powers and privileges, and subject 



Trustees of the 
Kappa Phi 
Fraternity in 
Clark College, 
incorporated. 



Special Acts, 1917. — CuArs. 103, 104. 79 

to the duties, liabilities and restrictions, set forth in the 
general laws now or hereafter in force relating to such cor- 
porations. 

Section 2. The said corporation may subject to the Real and 
provisions of section one, receive, purchase, hold anfl con- property. 
vey real and personal property for the use of said fraternity: 
provided, that the value of the real estate so held at any time Proviso. 
shall not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars; and said 
property shall not be exempt from taxation. 

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

Approved February 20, 1917. 

[1908, 369; 1915, 185, Spec] 

An Act validating the locations granted by the town Qhav 103 
OF reading for the electric lines of its electric 

LIGHT department. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All lines for the transmission of electricity certain loca- 
for light, heat or pow^r, heretofore acquired or constructed byThftown'^ 
by the electric light department of the towai of Reading vlikiTte'd^ 
upon, along, over and under the public ways and places 
of said towai, and the poles, piers, abutments, conduits and 
other fixtures necessary to sustain or protect the wires of 
said lines and now in actual use, are hereby made lawful 
notwithstanding the lack of any valid locations therefor or 
any informality in the proceedings relative to their location 
and erection. 

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

Approved February 20, 1017. 

[1912, 475.] 

An Act extending the time within which the town fhr.^ ^f\A 
of watertown may acquire certain land for public 
purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The time within which the tow^n of Water- Time ex- 
town is authorized to take, or otherwise to acquire, certain tended within 

11 1 1 ••/•I o 1 «"-^'ii which town of 

land under the provisions of chapter four hundred and Watertown 
seventy-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and wrtain^hrnd*; 
twelve is hereby extended for a further period of five years 
from the tenth day of April, nineteen hundred and seven- 



80 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 105, 106. 



teen, and all the powers, privileges, authorities and require- 
ments of said chapter are extended accordingly. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 20, 1917. 



Trustees of the 
Lynn Prepara- 
tive Meeting 
of the Society 
of Friends 
may convey 
certain parcel 
of land. 



Chap.105 An Act to authorize the trustees of the lynn pre- 
parative MEETING OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS TO CON- 
VEY A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. William E. Xeal, John M. Mader and 
Daniel R. Jones, and their successors, being the trustees of 
the Lynn Preparative INIeeting of the Society of Friends, a 
bod}' corporate under the provisions of section eleven of 
chapter thirty-seven of the Revised Laws, are hereby au- 
thorized to sell and convey the following described parcel 
of vacant land held by them in the city of Lynn, formerly 
used as a burying ground, and bounded as follows : Beginning 
at the southwest corner of land of the Central congregational 
church in the north line of Broad street, and thence running 
westerly on said line of Broad street, about one hundred 
and forty-five feet, to the face of a stone wall; thence running 
northerly by the face of said wall, about one hundred and 
ten feet, to the end of the wall; thence running easterly on 
a line parallel with said line of Broad street, about one 
hundred and forty-five feet, to land of the said church; and 
thence running southerly by said church land, about one 
hundred and ten feet, to the point of beginning. 

Section 2. In case any human remains are found to be 
buried in the said parcel, the trustees aforesaid or their suc- 
cessors shall cause the same to be removed and properly 
interred in some cemetery in said city, but failure so to do 
shall not affect the validity of any conveyance herein au- 
thorized. 

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

Approved February 21, 1917. 



Human 
remains, if 
found, to be 
re-interred, etc. 



[1895,211; 1890,301; 1907,342] 

C/iap. 106 An Act to authorize the city of springfield to take 

LAND FOR SCHOOL PLTIPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

fiddmal'^""^" Section L The city of Springfield may take in fee, 
take land for ^jy yQ^g of its city couucil, auv laiid within the limits of the 

school pur- » ^ ' ^ 

poses. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 107, 108. 81 

city not appropriated to public uses, for the enlargement 
from time to time of the lot of land taken and used for 
the public school called the technical high school, situated 
between Elliot and Spring streets, until the area of said lot 
shall measure Hve acres, notwithstanding tlie provision of 
section forty-seven of chapter twenty-five of the Revised 
Laws limiting the amount of land that may be taken for 
such purposes, but subject to all other provisions of law 
relative to such takings. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1917. 

[1917, 302, Spec] 



An Act to exempt the city of newburyport from Chap. 107 

BUILDING A tuberculosis HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1 . The city of Newburyport is hereby exempted birypl^ ^"^ ' 
from the provisions of chapter two hundred and eighty-six buliSmiT'" 
of the General Acts of the ^'ear nineteen hundred and six- tuberculosis 

• ' 1 e hospital. 

teen, and shall not be required to pay any part or any county 
tax which has been, or may be, assessed in order to comply 
with the provisions of said chapter. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1017. 



[1903, 105; 1914, 361.] 

An Act to authorize the town of Shrewsbury to ChaV-^O^ 

MAKE an additional WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and five of the acts of etc!' amended. 
the year nineteen hundred and three, as amended by section 
one of chapter three hundred and sixty-one of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the word "seventy", in the fourth 
line, and inserting in place thereof the words : — one hun- 
dred, — so as to read as follows: — Section 5. Said town Town of 
may, for the purpose of paying the necessary expenses and maTmakl'^an 
liabilities incurred under the provisions of this act, issue ^^tertoan. 
from time to time, bonds or notes to an amount not exceed- 
ing one hundred thousand dollars. Such bonds or notes 
shall bear on their face the words, Shrewsbury Water Loan, 



82 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 109. 



Rate of 
interest, etr. 



shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning not 
more than one year after the date thereof, as will extinguish 
each loan within thirty years from its date, and the amount 
of such annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be 
less than the amount of the principal of said loan payable 
in any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or 
notes shall constitute a separate loan. Said bonds or notes 
shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding fi\'e per cent per 
annum, payable semi-annually, and shall be signed by the 
treasurer of the town and countersigned by a majority of 
the selectmen. The town may sell the said securities at 
public or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as it 
may deem proper, but they shall not be sold for less than 
their par value, and the proceeds shall be used only for 
the purposes herein specified. 

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

Approved February 21, 1917. 



The School 
of Our Holy 
Redeemer, 
corporation 
revived. 



(7/?ap.l09 An Act relative to the corporation known as the 

SCHOOL OF OUR HOIA' REDEEMER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foJJoivs: 

Section 1. The corporation heretofore known as The 
School of Our Holy Redeemer established under an agree- 
ment of association filed in the registry of deeds for the 
county of Suffolk, on the twenty-fifth day of April, eighteen 
hundred and sixty-six, recorded in book S7G, page 214, in 
accordance with the provisions of the general laws, is hereby 
revived and continued and shall hereafter consist of Hugh 
R. O'Donnell, William Ryan, Patrick H. Riley, their as- 
sociates and successors, with all the powers and privileges 
and subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities now 
or hereafter set forth in the laws relating to religious and 
educational corporations. 

Section 2. The said corporation is hereby empoM-ered 
to convey to the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston, 
corporation sole, the real estate of the corporation in that 
part of the city of Boston called East Boston, and the said 
real estate shall be used for religious and educational pur- 
poses only. 

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

Approved Fchruary 21, 1917. 



Conveyance of 
certain real 
estate author- 
ized. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 110, 111. 83 



(1906. 119, 528; 1907, 105; 190S, 282; 1910, 314.1 

An Act to extend the boundaries of the north Chap. 110 

CHELMSFORD FIRE DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The boundaries of the North Chelmsford S^Fire'"'''"'" 
Fire District are hereby extended so as to include the terri- District, 

. •ii 11-11' e boundaries 

tory hereinafter described and such taxable inhabitants or extended. 
the town of Chelmsford as reside in said territory : — Be- 
ginning at a point at the southeasterly corner of the premises 
at the intersection of the southerly line of the location of the 
Nashua and Lowell railroad with the westerly line of land 
supposed to belong to one Clarence H. Sprague; thence 
northeasterly across the location of the Nashua and Lowell 
railroad seventeen hundred and five feet, more or less, to 
Merrimack river; thence by Merrimack river as it winds 
and turns to a point on land now or formerly of Artemus B. 
Wood worth; thence southerly along said Wood worth land 
about twelve hundred and forty-eight feet to a wall on land 
supposed to belong to one Gray; thence easterly three hun- 
dred seventy and eight tenths feet to a point; thence at a 
right angle southerly twenty-five feet to a stone bound on 
land of Abbie B. Butterfield; thence easterly along said 
Butterfield land seven hundred twenty-nine and six tenths 
feet to a stone bound at the northeasterly corner of said 
Butterfield land; thence southerly along said Butterfield 
land six hundred thirty-two and twenty-five one hundredths 
feet to a point in the southerly line of the location of the 
Nashua and Lowell railroad; thence easterly along said 
southerly line of the location of said railroad to the point of 
beginning. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1917. 

[1911, 591; 1912, 558; 1913, 695.] 

An Act to provide for the reduction of the debt of Chav.m 
the city of boston, and for the use of unexpended 
balances of certain loans. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The unexpended balance of the loan issued babnce"of'' 
for the improvement of Pleasant street under authority of certain bans of 
chapter five hundred and ninety-one of the acts of the year may be appUed 



84 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 112, 113. 



to any bonded 
debt of the city. 



Certain 
authority to 
issue bonds 
revoked. 



nineteen hundred and eleven, and of the loan issued for the 
improvement of Avery, Mason and Washington streets 
under chapter five hundred and fifty-eight of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and twelve, as amended by chapter 
six hundred and ninety-five of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and thirteen, may, if so required by the auditor of 
the city of Boston, be applied to the reduction or cancella- 
tion of any bonded debt of the city, or to the annual re- 
quirements of any bonded debt of the city for which there 
is a sinking fund. 

Section 2. The authority to issue bonds under the 
provisions of chapter five hundred and fifty-eight of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, as amended 
by chapter six hundred and ninety-five of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and thirteen, in addition to those 
already issued, is hereby revoked. 

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

Approved Fehniary 21, 1917. 



Chap. 112 An Act relative to the citizens' gas, electric and 

POWER COMPANY OF NANTUCKET. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

EiecTdcand^' Section 1. Tlic constructiou and use in the town of 

Power Com- Nautuckct, by the Citizens' Gas, Electric and Power Com- 

tucket, certain pauy of Nautuckct, of couduits, pipes, poles, wires and 

acts ega ize Qthgj. fixtuTcs or apparatus for the transmission of electricity 

and gas for the purposes of light, heat or power are hereby 

made legal, notwithstanding the lack of any valid locations 

granted to the said company, and notwithstanding any 

other informality in the proceedings of the town or town 

officers relative to the granting of rights to the said company. 

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

Approved Fehriiary 21, 1917. 



Chap. 11^ An Act to authorize the city of taunton to appro- 
priate an annual sum for the maintenance of 
school nurses. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. For the purpose of maintaining nurses to 
assist in caring for the health of the pupils of the public 
schools, the city of Taunton is hereby authorized to appro- 
priate an annual sum not exceeding twent}'-five hundred 



City of Taun- 
ton may 
appropriate 
annual sum 
for mainte- 
nance of school 
nurses. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 114, 115. 85 

dollars. The said sum shall be expended and the nurses 
shall be appointed by, and act under the direction of, the 
school committee of the city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Tobeaub- 
ance by the city council of said city, with the approval of JSundi.^etc!*^ 
the mayor. Apjiroved February 21, 1917. 

(Accepted May 2, 1917.] 
[1832, 21; 1833. 59; 1888, 74.] 

An Act to authorize the boston lying-in hospital to (JIku) 114 

HOLD additional REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Boston Lying-in Hospital, a charitable corporation The Boston 
duly incorporated, is hereby authorized to hold real and Bf^spltai 
personal estate to the value of two million dollars, and, in ^d^tbnai real 
continuation of and in addition to, the powers already ^t^te®''^*''^''' 
granted it, shall have authority to build, equip and main- 
tain one or more lying-in hospitals and to care for women 
suffering from diseases and conditions peculiar to women 
and during convalescence, and their infants, in said hospital 
or in private wards therein, or under the supervision of 
out-patient departments. Approved February 21, 1917. 

[1845, 212; 1847, 60, 152; 1848, 229; 1850, 24, 30; 1852, 177; 1853, 171; 1855, 74, 76, 488; 1857, 2; 
1859, 287; 1863, 149, 153, 163; 1868, 52, 228; 1869, 360; 1870, 316; 1871, 180; 1874, 324; 1875. 
140; 1876, 36, 92; 1879. 162; 1883, 34; 1884, 57; 1886, 309; 1888, 104; 1889, 167; 1890, 342; 
1891, 251; 1893, 430; 1896, 246. 266; 1898, 237; 1901, 155; 1902, 460; 1912, 278. 341; 1914. 
141, 271; 1915, 75, Spec] 

An Act relative to elective officers in the city of (Jji^^j \\^ 

NEW BEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., a.s follows: 
The convention for the administration of the oath of ^f'^'^'^?'^.^"'" 

administering 

omce to the mayor, aldermen and common councilmen oaths of office 
elect, as provided by the charter of the city of New Bedford, cers in New 
shall hereafter, beginning with the year nineteen hundred 
and nineteen, be held on the first day of January at ten 
o'clock in the forenoon, or at the same hour on the Monday 
following, when the first day of January falls on a Sunday, 
and the term of office of the officers elected at the municipal 
election in December, nineteen hundred and seventeen, shall 
not, if others have duly been chosen in their stead, con- 
tinue beyond said first day of January in the year nineteen 
hundred and nineteen. Approved February 21, 1917. 

[1917. 184, Spec] 



86 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 116, 117, 118. 



Chap. 116 An Act to authorize the city of taunton to reim- 
burse GEORGE B. HAYES FOR MONEY PAID FOR A VOID 
LIQUOR LICENSE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Taunton is hereby authorized 
to reimburse George B. Hayes to an amount not exceeding 
nine hundred dollars, the said sum having been paid by him 
to the city for a liquor license which was subsequently found 
to be void. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the city council of the city of Taunton. 

Approved February 21, 1917. 

[Accepted March 7, 1917.] 



City of Taun- 
ton may reim- 
burse George 
B. Hayes. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



Chap. 117 An Act to authorize the city of holyoke to pay an 

ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF TIMOTHY HARRINGTON. 



City of Hol- 
yoke may pay 
an annuity to 
widow of 
Timothy Har- 
rington. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Holyoke is hereby authorized 
to pay to the widow of Timothy Harrington, who was for 
thirty-eight years a member of the fire department of said 
city, and who died on the twenty-eighth day of December 
in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, a sum not exceed- 
ing three hundred dollars a year for five years, provided she 
remains unmarried. 

Section 2. This act shall take eifect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of said city, with the approval of the 
mayor. Approved February 21, 1917. 

[Accepted May 10, 1917.] 



[1808, 61; 1821, 71; 1835, 23; 1870, 41; 1879, 18; 1886, 41; 1904, 92.] 

Chap. lis An Act to consolidate the Massachusetts association 

or free baptist churches and the MASSACHUSETTS 
BAPTIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotcs: 

Section 1. The Massachusetts Association of Free 
Baptist Churches and the Massachusetts Baptist Mission- 
ary Society, corporations established under the laws of the 
commonwealth, are hereby consolidated in one corporation 
under the name of Massachusetts Baptist Missionary 
Society, which shall, in all respects, be a continuation of, 



Massachusetts 
Association of 
Free Baptist 
Churches and 
Massachusetts 
Baptist Mis- 
sionary Society 
consolidated. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 119. 87 

and the lawful successor to, the above named corporations 
hereby consolidated, and all devises, bequests, conveyances 
and gifts heretofore or hereafter made to either of said cor- 
porations, however described, and all the powers and privi- 
leges thereof, shall vest in said consolidated society, and 
all trusts now or hereafter vested in either of said corpora- 
tions shall be preserved inviolate and all provisions relating 
thereto shall have full force and effect in the said consoli- 
dated corporation. 

Section' 2. The present officers of the existing Massa- officers and 
chusetts Baptist IVIissionary Society shall be, until their ^"'*^^- 
successors are chosen, the officers of the consolidated cor- 
poration, which shall be governed by the by-laws of said 
existing society initil the same are duly superseded. 

Section 3. The said consolidated corporation may re- May receive 
ceive gifts in consideration of annual payments to be made ^ ^' ^ "' 
by it to the donor or donors or to other designated persons, 
and it is hereby authorized to contract for the payment of 
the same, without rendering the property so given liable to 
taxation, and may, except where appointed to fill a vacancy 
in the office of trustee, receive and hold property in trust 
without judicial appointment, but in no case shall said cor- 
poration be required to furnish any bond as trustee or to 
render any account other than that appearing in its printed 
reports. 

Section 4. In addition to the functions heretofore ex- objects 
ercised by said existing Massachusetti^ Baptist Missionary 
Society, the objects of the consolidated corporation shall 
be to give expression to the sentiment of its constituency 
upon matters of denominational importance and of gen- 
eral, moral and religious interest, to develop denominational 
unity and to give increased efficiency to the missionary and 
benevolent operations of the denomination in this com- 
monwealth. Apijroved February 21, 1917. 



defined. 



An Act making an appropriation for the care and Q}jq/j) hq 
maintenance of w^ellington bridge by the metro- 
politan park commission. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding eleven thousand five Appropriation, 
hundred seventy-eight dollars and sixty-two cents is hereby weiuSn'^ °^ 
appropriated for the care and maintenance of Wellington ^"'*^''- 
bridge by the metropolitan park commission during the 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 120, 121. 

fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen, of which amount one fourth 
shall be paid out of the ordinary revenue and three fourths 
from assessments upon the cities and towns in the metro- 
politan parks district in accordance with the provisions of 
chapter two hundred and ninet^'-five of the General Acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and sixteen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajjproved February 23, 1917. 



Chap. 120 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE state library. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

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 state library, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the librarian, four thousand dollars. 

For clerical services, the accommodation of visitors and 
any other services required for the care, maintenance and 
working of the library, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
one hundred and ninety dollars. 

For temporary clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred dollars. 

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

For books, maps, papers, periodicals and other materials 
for the library, and for binding the same, a sum not exceed- 
ing eight thousand dollars. 

For cataloguing, a sum not exceeding five thousand dol- 
lars. 

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

Ajjproved February 23, 1917. 



Appropria- 
tions, state 
library. 



Librarian, 
salary. 
Clerical 
services, etc. 



Temporary 
clerical service. 



Incidental 
expenses, etc. 



Books, maps, 
etc. 



Catalogtiing. 



Chap.\2\ An Act to increase the annual payment to the Massa- 
chusetts state firemen's association. 



Annual pay- 
ment to Mas- 
sachusetts 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There shall be paid annually, on or before 
the first day of July, to the treasurer of the Massachusetts 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 122. 89 

State Firemen's Association, the sum of eighteen thousand state Fire- 

• • a ii'pp men a Asso 

dollars, to be used by the association for the rehef of firemen ciation. 
in accordance with the provisions of section seventy-three 
of chapter thirty-two of the Revised Laws, as amended by 
chapter two hundred and fifty-three of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and three, and by chapter ninety of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven. 

Section 2. Section two of chapter one hundred and amended. ^^' 
seventy-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
six is hereby amended by striking out the word "thirteen", 
in the second line, and inserting in place thereof the word: 
— sixteen, — - so as to read as follows : — Section 2. The Treasurer to 
treasurer of said association shall give a bond in the sum ^'^^ " ' 
of sixteen thousand five hundred dollars, with sureties ap- 
proved by the treasurer and receiver general, for the faithful 
performance of his duties. 

Sectiox 3. Section one of chapter one hundred and '^^^' 
sevent3^-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
six is hereby repealed. 

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

Approved February 23, 1917. 



[1836, 1; 1869, 37; 1887, 55; 1888, 109; 1893, 7; 1894, 90; 1910, 102.1 

An Act to authorize the trustees of mount holyoke fhnTj 192 

COLLEGE TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL 
ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter ninety of the acts of 1894, 90,§i, 
the year eighteen hundred and ninety-four, as amended by 
section one of chapter one hundred and two of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and ten, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the word "four", in the third line, and 
inserting in place thereof the word:- — seven, — so as to 
read as follows : — ■ Section 1 . The Trustees of Mount Trustees of 
Holyoke College are hereby authorized to hold real and yokTcoii^e 
personal estate to an amount not exceeding seven million Sdubnai 
dollars. «*^^- 

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

Approved February 23, 1917. 



90 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 123, 124, 125. 



[1914, 145.] 

Chap. 123 An Act to provide that the Suffolk law school shall 

ANNUALLY RECEIVE A COPY OF THE GENERAL ANT) OF THE 
SPECIAL ACTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

The Suffolk Law School shall annually receive a copy of 
the volume containing the general laws, and of the volume 
containing the special laws, provided for by section one of 
chapter four hundred and forty-nine of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and fourteen. 

Approved February 23, 1917. 



Suffolk Law 
School to 
receive copy 
of general and 
special acts. 



Chap. 124: An Act to authorize the board of commissioners on 

FISHERIES AND GAME TO ISSUE PERMITS FOR FISHING IN 
SQUIBNOCKET POND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of commissioners on fisheries and 
game may issue permits to the inhabitants of Chilmark and 
Gay Head to seine in Squibnocket pond, subject to such 
restrictions as the board may prescribe, and subject to the 
approval of the selectmen of the town in which the applicant 
for a permit resides. 

wSection 2. Whoever uses a seine for the purpose of 
taking fish in Squibnocket pond without having a permit 
as aforesaid, and whoever violates the terms of any permit 
granted as aforesaid shall be punished by a fine of not less 
than five nor more than fifty dollars. 

Approved February 23, 1917. 



Board of 
commissioners 
on fisheries 
and game may 
issue permits 
for fishing in 
Squibnocket 
pond. 



Penalty. 



Chap. 12b An Act to authorize the city of chelsea to pay 
certain bills contracted by city officials in excess 
OF appropriations and to incur indebtedness there- 
for. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Chelsea is hereby authorized to 
expend a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars in the 
payment of bills and the discharge of liabilities incurred 
by its officers and departments, in excess of their respective 
appropriations, prior to the first day of January, nineteen 
hundred and seventeen. For this purpose the city may 



City of Chel- 
sea may pay 
certain bills 
contracted by 
city oflScials. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 12G, 127. 91 

borrow the said sum, and may give notes therefor payable 
in tlio \eurs nineteen hundred and seventeen, nineteen hun- 
dred and eighteen and nineteen hundred and nineteen: 
lyrovided, that the amount of said notes payable in any Proviso, 
year shall not be greater than the amount payable in any 
preceding year. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Apyrmed February 23, 1917. 



An Act making an appropriation for the care and fij^Q^jy ]^26 

MAINTENANCE OF THE NANTASKET BEACH RESERVATION 
BY THE METROPOLITAN PARK COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., a.f follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding forty-five thousand ^Pfntl'ninre"' 
one hundred sixty-one dollars and sixty-five cents is hereby of Nantasket 

, ™ , . p 1 -NT beach reserva- 

appropriated tor the care and mamtenance oi the i\an- tion. 
tasket beach reservation by the metropolitan park com- 
mission during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and seventeen, the same to 
be provided by assessments upon certain cities and towns 
in the metropolitan parks district in accordance with the 
findings of the apportionment commission under authority 
of chapter four hundred and nineteen of the acts of the 
year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine. 

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

Approved Fehnmry 27, 1017. 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance Chav 127 

OF RESERVATIONS UNDER THE CARE OF THE METRO- 
POLITAN PARK COMMISSION AND FOR CERTAIN PENSIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropna- 
appropriated, to be expended by the metropolitan park poHtan parks 
commission during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth '^'^'^™^- 
day of November, nineteen hundred and seventeen, from 
funds provided by assessments upon certain cities and 
towns in the metropolitan parks district in accordance with 
the findings of the apportionment commission under au- 
thority of chapter four hundred and nineteen of the acts of 
the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, for the following 
purposes, to wit: — 



92 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 128, 129. 



Certain 
pensions. 



Appropriation, 
maintenance of 
Charles river 
basin. 



Salntenincl.' ^OF tlic maintenance of reservations, a sum not exceeding 
four hundred eighty-four thousand four hundred thirty-six 
dollars and thirty-three cents. 

For certain pensions, a sum not exceeding forty-seven 
hundred seventy dollars and twenty-five cents. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ay proved February 27, 1917. 

Chap. 128 An Act making an appropriation for the care of the 

CHARLES RIVER BASIN BY THE METROPOLITAN PARK COM- 
MISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follouis: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred fifty 
thousand one hundred and eighty dollars is hereby appro- 
priated, to be expended by the metropolitan park commis- 
sion for the care of the Charles river basin during the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hun- 
dred and seventeen, said amount to be provided for by 
assessments upon certain cities and towns in the metro- 
politan parks district in accordance with the findings of the 
apportionment commission under authority of chapter four 
hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year eighteen hun- 
dred and ninety-nine. 

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

Approved February 27, 1917. 

Chap.129 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 three hundred fifteen 
thousand four hundred fifty-three dollars and fifty-five cents 
is hereby appropriated for the care and maintenance of bou- 
levards and parkways in charge of the metropolitan park 
commission, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and seventeen, of which 
amount one half shall be paid out of the ordinary revenue 
and one half assessed upon the cities and towns in the metro- 
politan parks district in accordance with the findings of the 
apportionment commission under authority of chapter four 
hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year eighteen hun- 
dred and ninety-nine. 

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

Approved February 27, 1917. 



Appropriation , 
maintenance of 
certain boule- 
vards and 
parkways. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 130, 131. 93 



[1908, 618; 1011, 138; 1914, 245.] 

An Act relative to the charter of the sagamore (Jjidrt 130 

WATER COMPANY, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seventeen of chapter six hundred and etc^mended. 
eighteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight, 
as amended by section one of chapter one hundred and 
thirty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eleven and section one of chapter two hundred and forty- 
five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, is 
hereby further amended by striking out the word "nine", 
in the fifth Hue, and inserting in place thereof the word:- — 
twelve, — so as to read as follows : — Section 1 7. This act charter of 
shall take effect upon its passage, but shall become void Water com- 
unless said water company shall have begun to distribute extended. 
water through its pipes to consumers in said town within 
twelve years after the date of its passage. 

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

Approved February 27, 1917. 

An Act to incorporate the Massachusetts catholic QfiQr) 131 
woman's guild. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Mary E. Cogan, Mary F. Donegan, Massachusetts 
Elizabeth C. Flynn, Mary F. Garrity, Mary F. Hand- ^-^om^Hf^ Guild. 
Schumacher, Julia A. Sheehy and Annie L. Weary, and all incorporated. 
other persons now or hereafter associated with them under 
the name of Massachusetts Catholic Woman's Guild, and 
their successors, are hereby constituted a body corporate by 
the name of Massachusetts Catholic W^oman's Guild. 

Section 2. The objects of the said corporation shall be: objects dsfined. 
(a) to promote works of charity and mercy, (b) for social 
purposes, (c) to render such aid to its members, the public, 
and to private individuals, as shall be proper, and by such 
lawful means as shall to them seem best, and to accumulate 
and maintain a reserve fund for this purpose. 

Section 3. The corporation shall have power to acquire Powers, 
property, real and personal, necessary for its purposes, and by-iaw3?etc. 
to hold and convey the same, to adopt such by-laws con- 
sistent with law, as may seem best for its government and 
for the management and disposition of its property and 



94 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 132. 



Same subject. 



May form 
subordinate 
guilds, etc. 



Mortuary 
fund for pay- 
ment of death 
benefits. 



Directors, 
number, prin- 
cipal office, etc. 



to amend or repeal the same, to prescribe the quahfications 
of its members and the manner of admitting them into the 
society, and the manner of choosing officers; to define the 
duties and terms of office of the officers and to provide for 
fining vacancies ; to provide for amending its charter, subject 
to the laws of the state, whenever deemed advisable in the 
management and conduct of its business. The corporation 
shall have all other powers granted to like corporations by 
the general law^s of the commonwealth. 

Section 4. The said corporation may form and es- 
tablish subordinate guilds, or other branches and divisions 
thereof, composed of members of said corporation, in any 
city or town in this commonw^ealth, and such guilds or 
branches, when so established, shall be governed and man- 
aged by such by-laws, rules and regulations, consistent with 
law, as the corporation shall determine; and said corporation 
may enforce the said by-laws, rules and regulations; and 
all subordinate guilds or other branches of said corporation 
heretofore or hereafter established by said guild shall be 
governed by such by-laws, rules and regulations as are now 
in force or may hereafter be adopted by said corporation. 

Section 5. A mortuary fund may be established by each 
subordinate guild, and death benefits, not exceeding one 
hundred dollars, may be paid to such person or persons as 
shall be designated by each member. 

Section 6. The number of directors shall be ten and 
the chief or state office of the corporation shall be in the 
city of Boston. The territory shall be the commonwealth 
of Massachusetts. Approved February 27, 1917. 



[1913, 115.] 

C/iap. 132 An Act to authorize the first church of christ, 
scientist, in boston, Massachusetts, to hold addi- 
tional PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in 
Boston, Massachusetts, a body corporate, is hereby au- 
thorized to receive, acquire, and hold real estate and gifts of 
money and other personal estate for religious, educational 
and charitable purposes, and to manage, improve, sell and 
dispose of the same for such purposes, subject to the terms 
of any trust set forth in any deed, conveyance, bequest or 
devise of anv such estate which mav now exist or may 



The First 
Church of 
Christ, 
Scientist, in 
Boston, 
Massachusetts, 
may hold 
additional 
property. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 133. 95 

result by implication or force of law, with such limitations 
as may by law govern such trust, anything in the laws of 
the commonwealth to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Section" 2. All deeds, gifts or grants and all devises and ^erfaiT^'^^ 
bequests heretofore or hereafter made to The First (^hurch bequests, etc., 
of Clirist, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts; The First certain titles. 
Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston; First Church of 
Christ, Scientist; The Mother Church; The Christian 
Science Board of Directors; to persons described as The 
Christian Science Board of Directors, or to persons described 
as Trustees known as the Chi-istian Science Board of Direc- 
tors, shall be deemed as giving, granting, conveying, devising 
or bequeathing the property mentioned in such instruments 
to The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massa- 
chusetts, unless the contrary clearly appears from the instru- 
ment, and the titles passing respectively bj' such instruments 
shall be and the same hereby are vested in The First Church 
of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, subject to any 
limitations governing any trust expressed in any such instru- 
ment. 

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

Apyroved February 28, 1917. 

An Act to require the town of westfield to vote on (Jhav 133 

THE question OF ACCEPTING THE EIGHT-HOUR LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There shall be placed upon the official ballot Townof West- 
to be used at the annual town meeting in the town of West- upon accept- 
field for the current year the following question: — "Shall hou^r?Iw^ ^' 
the town accept the provisions of section forty-two of chapter im^oyees. 
five hundred and fourteen of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and nine, as aft'ected by chapter four hundred and 
ninety-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eleven, as amended by chapter two hundred and forty of the 
General Acts of the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, which 
provides that eight hours shall constitute a day's work for 
city or town employees?" If a majority of the voters vot- 
ing thereon vote in the affirmative, the said section forty- 
two and the said chapter four hundred and ninety-four, as 
amended, shall thereupon take effect in the town of West- 
field. 

Section 2. This act shall take efl^ect upon its passage. 

Approved February 28, 1917. 



96 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 134, 135, 136. 



Chap. 134: An Act to authorize the town or Swansea to take 

ADDITIONAL LAND FOR HIGH SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Town of Swan- SECTION 1. The towii of Swansca is hereby authorized, 

additional land subjcct to the provisions of general law not inconsistent 

purposes. herewith, to take in fee land not exceeding three acres in 

extent, to be used for a public high school, and adjoining the 

land already taken by the town for the same purpose. 

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

Approved February 28, 1917. 



Certain order 
regulating 
police de- 
partment in 
Cambridge 
confirmed. 



C/iap. 135 An Act relative to the police department of the city 

of CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. So much of the order amending the general 
regulations for the government of the police force of the 
city of Cambridge, approved by the mayor of Cambridge on 
March eighteen, nineteen hundred and eleven, as relates to 
drivers of patrol wagons and ambulances is hereby confirmed 
and made valid, and John J. Sullivan, Dennis J. Sullivan, 
John J. McCauley, Warren H. Dow, William F. Ward, 
Frederick McLaughlin and James R. Keough, then and 
now drivers of patrol wagons and ambulances in said city, 
are hereby declared to be members of the police force of said 
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 appointment to the respective offices which they 
now hold. 

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

Approved February 28, 1917. 



Chap.lSQ An Act to incorporate the trustee of the lowell 
institute as a corporation sole. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The present trustee of the lecture fund 
established by the will and codicil of John Lowell, Junior, 
respectively allowed by the probate court for the county of 
Suffolk on the eighteenth of June, and the twenty-seventh of 



Trustee of the 
Lowell Insti- 
tute, made a 
corporation 
sole. 



successor. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 136. 97 

August, in the year eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, for 
the purpose of maintaining pubHc lectures in the city of 
Boston, and commonly known as the Lowell Institute, and 
his successors in office, are hereby made a corporation sole 
under the name of Trustee of the Lowell Institute, 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 educational corporations, 
except as may otherwise be provided herein. 

Section" 2. The said trustee shall have the power to May appoint 
appoint his successor by means of a sealed instrument de- 
livered to the Boston Athenaeum, or by will, and he may at 
any time revoke and change the appointment; and in de- 
fault of the exercise of said power by the trustee, his suc- 
cessor shall be appointed by the trustees of the Boston 
Athenffium. 

Section o. The trustees of the Boston Athenaeum shall ^'^itors. 
be visitors of the corporation with such powers as may be 
conferred upon them by the said will. 

Section 4. The object of the said corporation shall be object defined. 
the maintenance of public lectures upon philosophy, natural 
history, religion, and the arts and sciences, or any of them, 
for the promotion of moral, intellectual and physical instruc- 
tion and education. 

Section 5. The said corporation is empowered to acquire May purchase, 
by purchase, gift, lease, devise or otherwise, without limita- ^rsomi estate. 
tion as to amount, real and personal estate of every de- 
scription for the purposes of said trust, and to hold, manage 
and dispose of the same, in accordance with the terms of 
any trust set forth in any bequest, devise, deed or convey- 
ance thereof. 

Section 6. The present trustee and every successor in Tofiiestate- 
the office shall forthwith, upon the taking effect of this act ^cretary of''* 
or upon his appointment, as the case may be, sign and swear ^"'^1^'"™°'^" 
to a statement setting forth that he is duly appointed to, 
and has accepted, said office, and shall file the same with the 
secretary of the commonwealth, together with such other 
evidence of his appointment as the secretary may require. 
The secretary shall thereupon issue a certificate under the secretary to 

1 e J.^ ij-1 1 • 1 1 11 l 1 • • 1 issue certificate 

seal or the commonwealth which shall be conclusive evidence of existence. 
of the existence of the corporation hereby created and of 
the appointment of the trustee. 

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

Approved February 28, 1917. 



98 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 137, 138. 



Chap. 137 An Act to authorize the city of Gloucester to make 

APPROPRIATIONS IN AID OF THE HUNTRESS FUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 

ter^ml ^^°"''®^" Section 1 . The municipal council of the city of Glouces- 
make appro- tcF, with the approval of the mavor, is hereby authorized to 

pnations m aid . , ' i ^ '• if i • 

of the Huntress raisc by taxation and to appropriate, annually or otherwise, 

such sums of money as the council may determine in aid of 

the Huntress Fund, which is held in trust for the benefit 

of needy women in the said city. 

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

Approved February 28, 1917. 



City of New- 
ton may retire 
members of 
fire depart- 
ment. 



C/iop. 138 An Act to provide for the retirement of members of 

THE FIRE department OF THE CITY OF NEWTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The board of aldermen of the city of Newton, 
with the approval of the mayor, may retire from active 
service and place upon the pension roll any permanent or 
call or substitute call member of the fire department of that 
city who by injury sustained through no fault of his and in 
the actual performance of his duty has become permanently 
disabled, mentally or physically, from further useful service 
as a fireman in the department, and any permanent member 
of said department who has performed faithful service in 
that department for a period of not less than twenty years 
as a permanent fireman who is incapacitated for further 
service in the department as a fireman: provided, however, 
that no member of said department shall be retired for 
permanent disability except upon the certificate of the city 
physician, which certificate shall be filed with the records 
of the city clerk. 

Section 2. Any permanent member of the fire depart- 
ment who has reached the age of sixty-five years, and who 
has performed faithful service in the department for a 
period of not less than twenty years, shall be retired from 
active service and placed on the pension roll. 

Section 3. Any call or substitute call member of the 
fire department upon reaching the age of sixty-five years 
shall be retired without pension. 

Section 4. The chief of the fu-e department upon reach- 
ing the age of sixty-five years may, at his request, and by 



Proviso. 



Members who 
are eligible. 



Retirement of 
call members 
without 
pension. 

Chief may be 
continued in 
office. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 139. 99 

vote of the board of aMermen, approved by the mayor, be 
continued hi office from year to year. 

Section 5. Every person retired under the provisions of p"°"n*^fp 
sections one and two of this act shall receive from the city 
an annual pension or compensation equal to one half the 
rate of the compensation paid to him when in active service. 
Payments shall be made in the same manner and at the 
same time as payments of salary or other compensation to 
firemen in active service. 

Section 6. No person shall receive any payment under certain per- 
this act who shall claim compensation under the provisions i'nciudeci. 
of chapter eight hundred and seven of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen or amendments thereof. 

Section 7. The chief of the fire department is hereby Temporary 
authorized, in case of emergency, to call upon any person ^^'t^herefor. 
pensioned under this act for such temporary service, as a 
fireman in the department, as he may be able to perform, 
and during such service he shall be entitled to full pay. 

Section S. So much of any act as is inconsistent here- certain provi- 
with shall not apply to the provisions of this act. apply "°* *° 

Section 9. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Tobesub- 
ance by the board of aldermen of the city of Newton. S'aidermen"''"^ 

Approved February 28, 1917. 

[Accepted April 2, 1917.] 



C/iap. 139 



retire 



An Act to provide for the retirement of members of 

the police department of the city of NEWTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The board of aldermen of the city of Newton, city of New- 
w^ith the approval of the mayor, may retire from active mer^ers'i^f 
service and place upon the pension roll any member of the men*t! '^^'"*'^* 
police department of that city who by injury sustained 
through no fault of his and in the actual performance of 
his duty has become permanently disabled, mentally or 
physically, from further useful service as a policeman in the 
department, and also any member of said department who 
has performed faithful service in that department for a 
period of not less than twenty years who is incapacitated 
for further service as a policeman in the department: pro- Proviso. 
tided, however, that no member of said department shall be 
retired for permanent disability except upon the certificate 
of the city physician, which certificate shall be filed with the 
records of the city clerk. 



100 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 140. 



Members who 
are eligible. 



Chief may be 
continued in 
office. 



Amount of 
pension, etc. 



Certain per- 
sona not 
included. 



Temporary 
service and 
pay therefor. 



Certain provi- 
sions not to 
apply. 

To be sub- 
mitted to board 
of aldermen. 



Section 2. Any member of the police department who 
has reached the age of sixty-five years, and who has per- 
formed faithful service in the department for a period of 
not less than twenty years, shall be i-etired from active 
service and placed on the pension roll. 

Section 3. The chief of the police department upon 
reaching the age of sixty-five years may, at his request, and 
by vote of the .board of aldermen, approved by the mayor, 
be continued in office from year to year. 

Section 4. P^very person retired under the provisions 
of this act shall receive, from the city, an annual pension or 
compensation equal to one half the rate of compensation 
paid to him when in active service. Payments shall be 
made in the same manner and at the same time as pay- 
ments of salary or other compensation to policemen in 
active service. 

Section 5. No person shall receive any payment under 
this act who shall claim compensation under the provisions 
of chapter eight hundred and seven of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen or any amendment thereof. 

Section 6. The chief of the police department is hereby 
authorized, in case of emergency, to call upon any person 
pensioned under this act for such temporary service in the 
department as he may be able to perform, and during such 
service he shall be entitled to full pay. 

Section 7. So much of any act as is inconsistent here- 
with shall not apply to the provisions of this act. 

Section 8. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the board of aldermen of the city of Newton. 

Approved February 28, 1917. 

[Accepted April 2, 1917.] 



ChapAAQ An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum 

OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF JOHN M. CONRY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 
pay the sum of eight hundred and fifty-five dollars to Annie 
Conry, widow of John IVI. Conry, an employee of the city 
of Boston who died while in the service of the city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the city council of the city of Boston, with the 
approval of the mayor: provided, such acceptance and ap- 
proval occur prior to the thirty-first day of December in the 
current year. Approved Fehruari/ 2F>, 1017. 



City of Bos- 
ton may pay 
a sum of 
money to 
Annie Conry. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



Proviso 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 141. 101 



11914, 6S0; 1915, 65, Spec, 230, Spec, 252, Spec, 264, Spec; 1916, 199, Spec] 

An Act relative to the charter of the city of attle- Chap.lAl 

BORO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter six hundred and eighty iQi*. eso, § e, 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "election", in 
the fourteenth Hne, the words: — and until their successors 
are elected and qualified, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 6. At the municipal election following the accept- officers to be 
ance of this act the qualified voters shall in the several wards n'u'i^rdpli'i 
give in their votes by ballot for mayor, city clerk, city AttieCoro" 
treasurer, city collector, councilmen at large, councilmen by 
wards, one assessor and three members of the school com- 
mittee. The mayor and councilmen by wards, city clerk. Terms of 
city collector, and city treasurer shall hold office for terms of.*^*^' ''"^ 
of two years from the first Tuesday of January- following said 
election and until their successors are elected and qualified. 
The councilmen at large first elected shall hold ofiice for 
terms of one year from the first Tuesday of January follow- 
ing said election, and those elected at subsequent municipal 
elections shall hold office for terms of two years from the 
first Tuesday of January following their election and until 
their successors are elected and qualified. One assessor shall Assessor to 
be elected at said first municipal election, who shall hold first municipal 
office for a term of three years from the first Tuesday of 
January following his election, and who shall succeed that 
member of the board of assessors holding office in the town 
of Attleborough at the time of the passage of this act whose 
term expires during the year nineteen hundred and fifteen. 
At the second municipal election one assessor shall be elected Assessor at 

iiiiiii/T>(> PI i> ^ £" second munici- 

who shall hold omce tor a term oi three years from the nrst pai election. 

Tuesday of January following his election, and who shall 

succeed that member of the board of assessors of the said 

town holding office at the time of the passage of this act 

whose term expires during the year nineteen hundred and 

sixteen. At the third municipal election one assessor shall fhTr'd munLpai 

be elected who shall hold office for a term of three years from election. 

the first Tuesday of January following his election, and who 

shall succeed that member of the board of assessors of the 

said town holding office at the time of the passage of this 

act. Thereafter, at each subsequent municipal election, one Assessor to be 

assessor shall be elected who shall hold office for a term of eircTedfOT 

three years. 



102 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 141. 



School 
committee, 
how elected. 



Persons elected, 
how determined. 



Vacancies, how 
filled. 



1914, 680, § 11, 
amended. 



Oath of office, 
when and by 
whom adminis- 
tered, etc. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



three years from the first Tuesday of January following his 
election. 

Three members of the school committee shall be elected 
at said first municipal election, who shall hold office for a 
term of three years from the first Tuesday of January fol- 
lowing their election and who shall succeed those members 
of the school committee holding office in the said town at 
the time of the passage of this act whose terms expire during 
the year nineteen hundred and fifteen. Thereafter, at each 
subsequent municipal election, three members of the school 
committee shall be elected in accordance with the foregoing 
provisions for the election and succession of assessors. 

The person receiving the highest number of votes for any 
office shall be deemed and declared to be elected to such 
office; and whenever two or more persons are to be elected 
to the same office, the several persons, up to the number 
required to be chosen, receiving the highest number of votes 
shall be deemed and declared to be elected. 

At every annual municipal election after said first mu- 
nicipal election, there shall be elected officers to fill vacancies 
and to succeed those whose terms will expire upon the first 
Tuesday of January following. 

Section 2. Section eleven of said chapter six hundred 
and eighty is hereby amended by striking out the word 
"Monday", in the eighth line, and inserting in place thereof 
the word: — Tuesday, — so as to read as follows: — Section 
11. The mayor, city clerk, city treasurer, city collector 
and councilmen elect, shall, on the first Tuesday of January 
of the year of the beginning of their terms of office, meet 
and be sworn to the faithful discharge of their duties. The 
oath shall be administered by a justice of the peace and shall 
be certified and entered on the journal of the municipal coun- 
cil. In case the mayor elect is absent on the first Tuesday 
in January, or if a mayor shall not then have been elected, 
the oath of office may at any time thereafter be administered 
to him; and at any time thereafter in like manner the oath 
of office may be administered to any other elected officer 
who has been previously absent or has subsequently been 
elected; and every such oath shall be certified and entered 
as aforesaid. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the mayor and municipal council of the city of Attleboro. 

Approved February 2S, 1917. 

[Accepted April 23, 1917.] 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 142, 143. 103 



[1871, 358; 1873, 246; 1886, 191; 1891, 127: 1896, 441; 1898, 302; 1900, 323; 1902, 352; 1908, 611; 

1914, 351, 396.] 

An Act relative to the charter of the city of Qfi^j) \/^2 

GLOUCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section eight of chapter two hundred and forty-six of the 1873, 246, § 8, 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and seventy-three is hereby '*"*^" *' " 
amended by striking out the word "Monday", in the forty- 
fourth line, and inserting in place thereof the word : — day, 
— and by inserting after the word "January", in the same 
line, the words : — or, on the second day, when the first day 
falls on a Sunday, — so that the sentence in which these 
words occur will read as follows : — The aldermen and com- Date fixed for 
mon councilmen elect shall, on the first day of January, tio^'o/oaTh to 
or, on the second day, when the first day falls on a Sunday, cerJ'in^ioul'es- 
at ten o'clock in the forenoon, meet in convention, when tlie *®''- 
oath required by this act shall be administered to the mem- 
bers of the two boards present, by the mayor, or by any 
justice of the peace for the county of Essex; and a certifi- 
cate of such oath having been taken, shall be entered on 
the journal of the mayor and aldermen and of the common 
council by their respective clerks. 

Approved February 28, 1917. 

[1917, 254, Spec] 



An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay an C/ia». 143 

ANNUITY TO EDWARD A. SHEA. 

Be it ervacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to city of Boston 
pay an annuity, not exceeding three hundred dollars, to ^IfuJty^t^" 
Edward A. Shea of Boston, formerly a member of the fire fh^^'^'^ ^' 
department of the city, who was seriously injured at the fire 
known as the Merrimack street fire in the year eighteen 
hundred and ninety-eight. 

Section 2. This act shall take eft'ect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by the city council of the city of Boston, w^ith the approval roundi, etc.*^^ 
of the mayor: provided, such acceptance and approval occur Proviso. 
prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 28, 1917. 

[Accepted March 27, 1917.] 



104 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 144, 145. 



Term of office 
of mayor of 
Chicopee 
established. 



[1890, 189; 1897, 239; 1898, 132 ; 1907, 397; 1909, 66; 1916, 117, Spec] 

C hap. 14A An Act relative to the term of office of the mayor 

OF THE CITY OF CHICOPEE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. At the next annual municipal election in the 
city of Chicopee, and at such election in every second year 
thereafter, the mayor shall be elected by the qualified voters 
of the city voting in their respective precincts. He shall be 
elected by ballot, and shall hold his office for two years 
from the first Monday in January following his election, and 
until his successor is elected and qualified. 

Section 2. So much of the charter of said city and of 
the amendments thereof as is inconsistent herewith is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the qualified voters of the city of Chicopee, 
present and voting therein at the state election in the current 
year. Approved February 28, 1917. 

[1917, 219, Sped 



Repeal. 



To te sub- 
mitted to 
voters at the 
next state 
election. 



[1906, 291; 1907. 214; 1909. 387; 1913, 715; 1915. 313. Spec] 

Chap. 14:5 An Act relative to notice of violation of the con- 
ditions OF LIQUOR LICENSES IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifteen of chapter two hundred and ninety-one of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six is hereby 
amended by striking out the word "fifteen", where it occurs 
in the thirteenth, twenty-first and twenty-second lines, and 
inserting in place thereof the word : — thirty, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section IS. If said police commissioner is 
at any time of the opinion that a person holding a license to 
sell intoxicating liquors in the city of Boston has violated 
or permitted a violation of any condition of his license, said 
police commissioner shall forthwith give notice to such 
licensee of the violation or violations aforesaid, and shall 
transmit to said licensing board a report in writing contain- 
ing a statement of the conditions of the license that have 
been violated, together with a copy of said notice. If said 
licensing board, after a hearing as prescribed by section 
forty-seven of chapter one hundred of the Revised Laws, 
shall determine that said license shall be forfeited, they shall, 



1906, 291, § 15, 
amended. 



Police 

commissioner 
to give 
notice of 
violation of 
conditions of 
liquor licenses 
in the city of 
Boston. 



Licensing 
board to give 
notice of 
forfeiture of 
license. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 146, 147. 105 

within thirty days after the receipt of the report of said com- 
missioner, so notify said Hcensee and said commissioner; 
and said notice maybe served upon said Hcensee by a poHce Notice of 
officer of said city, by deHvering the same to him in hand hwrse^ved. 
or by lea\ing it at the place of abode of the Hcensee or 
at the phice where the business authorized by such Hcense 
is carried on. Upon such notice the Hcense shah become 
forfeited. If said Hcensing board finds that said Hcense Notices, when 
should not be forfeited, they shah, within thirty days after forfeited. 
the receipt of the report aforesaid, notify said commissioner 
of such finding, and shaH also notify said licensee. 

Ajjpruved February 28, 1917. 

[1916, 257, Spec.] 

An Act relative to the retirement of certain em- fij^d^} 146 

PLOYEES OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter two hundred and fifty-seven of the igie, 257 (s.). 
Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and sixteen is ^ '' '*™®"'^''''- 
hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing: — and in the case of a janitor the rate of pension shall 
be based upon his net compensation as determined by the 
school committee, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. School com- 

II • p 1 • i> n • • 1 i"ittee of city 

The school committee of the city of Boston may retire, with of Boston 

, . . . , rT" • 1 may retire cer- 

an annual pension, any janitor or attendance oiricer in the tain school 
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 in- 
capacitated. Such pension shall be equal to one half the Amount of 
compensation to which the pensioner would have been p®"^!'"^- 
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, and in the case of a janitor the rate of 
pension shall be based upon his net compensation as de- 
termined by the school committee. 

Ayproxed Febrnary 28, 1917. 

An Act to authorize the city of taunton to pay a QJiav 147 

SUM of money to J. JOSEPH HOYE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. 

Section 1. The city of Taunton is hereby authorized to cityofTaun- 
pay to J. Joseph Hoye, a citizen of Taunton, who was acci- i**"uS^of ^"^^ 



106 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 148. 



money to 

J. Joseph Hoye. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
municipal 
council, etc. 
Proviso. 



dentally shot by a policeman while in the performance of his 
duty, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the municipal council of the city of Taunton, with the 
approval of the mayor: provided, said acceptance and ap- 
proval occur prior to the thirty-first day of December in the 
current year. ApproDed February 28, 1917. 

[Accepted April 18, 1917.] 



Chap 



1911, 680, (II), 
§ 5, amended. 



School com- 
mittee of the 
city of Chel- 
sea, member- 
ship of. 



Terms of 
office. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters at the 
next state 
election. 



[1857, 18; 1864, 29,5; 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; 
1916, 189, Spec] 

.148 An Act relative to the school coaimittee of the city 

of chelsea. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section five of Part II of chapter six hun- 
dred and eighty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eleven is hereby amended by striking out the said section, 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 5. 
The school committee shall consist of the mayor, ex officio, 
and ten other members, five of whom shall be elected at 
large by and from the qualified voters of the city for the 
term of two years, and one from each ward by and from the 
qualified voters of the ward for a like term. 

Section 2. The terms of the present members of the 
school committee shall expire at the conclusion of the current 
municipal year, and there shall be elected at the next mu- 
nicipal election ten persons, five of whom shall be elected at 
large and one from each of the wards, who, with the mayor, 
ex officio, shall constitute the school committee for the year 
nineteen hundred and eighteen. Of the members elected at 
large, the three who stand first, second and third in respect 
to the number of votes cast, shall hold office for the term 
of two years, and the two remaining members elected at 
large shall hold office for the term of one year. Thereafter, 
at each municipal election, there shall be elected for the term 
of two years so many new members as there are terms then 
expiring. 

Section 3. This act shall be submitted to the voters 
of the city of Chelsea at the state election for the current 
year, and shall take effect upon its acceptance by a ma- 
jority of the voters voting thereon in the affirmative. 

Approved February 28, 1917. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 149, 150. 107 



An Act to aithokize the city of boston to pay a Chap.l4:9 

PENSION to WILLIAM E. STAPLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and twelve of the acts ioh, n2. § i, 
of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended '*"*^"' " 
by striking out section one and inserting in place thereof the 
following new section: — Sectio7i 1. The city council of the city of Boston 
city of Boston, with the approval of the mayor, is hereby au- penmon^to 
thorized to pay annually to William E. Staples a sum equal stepfeT. ^' 
to one half of the annual compensation which he received 
frc»n the city as call man in the fire department during 
the year prior to his retirement therefrom after twenty- 
three years and eleven months of service. The said pay- 
ment by the city shall date from the first day of January, 
in the year nineteen hiuidred and fourteen. 

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

Ay proved March 1, 1917. 

[1908, 456; 1915, 353, Spec] 

An Act relative to the water supply' of the town of nhnj. \ki) 

ASHLAND. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter four hundred and ^^^;j^j^^ ^ ^• 
fifty-six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight 
is hereby amended by striking out the semicolon after the 
word "corporation", in the seventh line, and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — or the whole or any part of its 
supply of water from any municipal corporation owning and 
operating water works, whose territory joins that of the 
town of Ashland, and any such municipal corporation is 
hereby authorized to furnish water for the town of Ashland 
upon terms mutually agreed upon, and from its own au- 
thorized sources of supply, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 2. Said town, for the purposes aforesaid, may take, Town of Ash- 
or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold the waters of ctrtai^^^ater ^ 
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, or may purchase water from any individual 
or corporation or the whole or any part of its supply of water 
from any municipal corporation owning and operating 



108 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 150. 



Provisos. 



May take 
lands, etc. 



Provisos. 



May erect 
structures, lay 
pipes, etc. 



water works, whose territory joins that of the town of Ash- 
land, and any such municipal corporation is hereby authorized 
to furnish water for the town of Ashland upon terms mutually 
agreed upon, and from its own authorized sources of supply; 
and may avail itself of its existing rights and privileges re- 
served to it by the provisions of chapter one hundred and 
seventy-seven of the acts of the year eighteen hundred 
and seventy-two: jirovided, however, that nothing in this act 
shall be construed as increasing such rights and privileges, 
or may make arrangements for obtaining water from the 
metropolitan water system which shall be satisfactory to the 
town and to the metropolitan water and sewerage board, 
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 pu- 
rity of the water and for conveying the same to any part 
of said town; provided, that there is no infringement upon 
the existing rights and privileges of the metropolitan water 
system excepting as allowed for above, and provided, that 
no source of water supply and no lands necessary for pre- 
serving the quality of such water, shall be taken or used with- 
out first obtaining the advice and approval of the state 
board 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 board. Said 
town may construct on the lands acquired and held under 
the provisions of this act, proper dams, reservoirs, 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 establishment and 
maintenance of complete and effective water works; and for 
that purpose may construct wells and reservoirs, and estab- 
lish pumping works, and may construct, lay and maintain 
aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works under or over 
any land, water courses, railroads, railways and public or 
other ways, and along such ways in the town of Ashland, 
in such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same; 
and for the purpose of constructing, laying, maintaining, oper- 
ating and repairing such conduits, pipes and other works, 
and for all proper purposes of this act, said town may dig 
up or raise and embank any such lands, highwaj^s or other 
ways in such manner as to cause the least hindrance to public 
travel on such ways. Said town shall not enter upon, con- 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 151, 152. 109 

struct or lay any conduits, pipes or other works within the 
location of a 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 
board of railroad commissioners. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 1, 1917. 

[1913. 406.] 

An Act to authorize the north leverett cemetery njiQ^j) ]^5| 

ASSOCIATION TO ACQUIRE PLAIN VIEW CEMETERY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter four hundred and imended.^^' 
six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen is 
hereby amended by striking out the words "take by right 
of eminent domain, or to", in the second line, by striking out 
the word "otherwise", in the third line, and inserting in 
place thereof the word: — gift, — and by adding at the end 
thereof the following: — and also the Plainview cemetery, 
so-called, situated on the road leading from North Leverett 
to Moore's Corner and containing one acre, more or less, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 2. The said corporation is North Leverett 
hereby authorized to acquire by purchase or gift, the three S;ktion^may 
burial grounds situated in that part of the town of Leverett ^ew'cemetl?" 
called North Leverett, on the Jackson Hill road, the Chestnut 
Hill road and at Moore's Corner, respectively, and also the 
Plainview cemetery, so-called, situated on the road leading 
from North Leverett to Moore's Corner and containing one 
acre, more or less. 

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

Approved March 1, 1917. 



Chap.152 



[1909, 290.] 

An Act to authorize the town of mansfield to 
borrow money for the construction of a sewerage 

SYSTEM, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Mansfield, for the purpose of Town^of Mans- 
constructing a sewerage system in accordance with the borrow money 

P 1 , " I 11 1. c 1 to construct a 

provisions or chapter two hundred and ninety or the acts sewerage sys- 
of the year nineteen hundred and nine, is hereby authorized ^'^' 
to borrow in excess of the statutory limit of indebtedness a 



no 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 153. 



Mansfield 
Sewerage Loan, 
Act of 1917. 



Payment of 
loan. 



sum not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars in addition 
to the amQunt authorized by said chapter, and to issue bonds 
or notes of the town therefor. Such bonds or notes shall be 
denominated on their face, Mansfield Sewerage Loan, Act 
of 1917; shall be signed by the treasurer and countersigned 
by a majority of the selectmen of the town; shall bear inter- 
est at a rate not exceeding five per cent per annum payable 
semi-annually; shall be payable by such annual payments 
beginning not more than one year after the date thereof 
as w^ill extinguish each loan within thirty years from its 
date, and the amount of the annual payments on the prin- 
cipal 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. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall 
constitute a separate loan. The town may from time to 
time sell such 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 
said loan or loans provide for the payment thereof by such 
annual payments as will extinguish the same in accordance 
with the provisions of section one of this act; and when a vote 
to that eft'ect has been passed, the amount required thereby, 
less the amount that may be appropriated from receipts 
from sewer assessments and payments in lieu thereof, 
shall without further vote be assessed by the assessors of 
the town each year in the same manner as other taxes until 
the debt incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

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

Approved March 1, 1917. 



C/iap.lb'S An Act to authorize the city of Cambridge to pay a 

PENSION TO WILLARD H. POOLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Cambridge is hereby authorized 
to place upon the pension roll of the city as a call man with 
a call man's pay, the name of Willard H. Poole, a former 
member of the fire department of the city, who was in- 
capacitated by an injury suft'ered in the course of his duties 
on March twenty-second in the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-two. His pension shall be paid monthly and shall 
not exceed five hundred dollars a year. 



City of Cam- 
bridge may 
pay a pension 
to Willard H. 
Poole. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 154, 155, 156. Ill 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by the city council of the city of Cambridge, with the ap- "ounc'ii. ^" ^ 
proval of the mayor. Approved March 1, 1917. 

An Act to authorize the reinstatement of tiiomas f. (jfidp 154 

TARPEY BY THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folio ws: 

The commissioner of public works of the city of Boston, city of Bos- 
with the approval of the mayor, is hereby authorized at any Itat^rUmaH 
time prior to the first day of January, nineteen hundred and ^- ^arpey. 
eighteen, to reinstate Thomas F. Tarpey as an employee of 
the department of public works. Approved March 1, 1917. 

An Act to authorize the reinstatement of michael (^Jia-n 155 

CASEY BY THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUotcs: 

The commissioner of public works of the city of Boston, cityofBos- 
with the approval of the mayor, is hereby authorized at any sut" MLLaeT 
time prior to the first day of January, nineteen hundred and '^^^'^y- 
eighteen, to reinstate Michael Casey as an employee in the 
department of public works. Approved March 1, 1917. 

(1822, 11.] 

An Act relative to the disposition of the income of (Jfi^j) i^a 

THE AGAWAM congregational FUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section two of chapter eleven of the acts of the year 1822, 11, § 2, 
eighteen hundred and twenty-two is hereby amended by ''™''"''^^- 
striking out the words "so that the annual income of said 
fund shall not exceed eight hundred dollars", in the eleventh 
and twelfth lines, and by inserting after the word "parish", 
in the twentieth line, the words: — and for the support of 
music in the church of said parish, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the said Trustees Disposition of 
shall have power to take and receive into their hands and theAgawa^in^ 
possession, all such sums of money, or the securities there- Congregational 
for, as have been paid or secured to be paid, by any of the 
inhabitants of the Second Parish in West Springfield, towards 
the support and maintenance of a Congregational Minister 
in said parish; and may receive and hold such further sub- 
scriptions, donations, grants, bequests and devises as may 



priated. 



112 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 

liereafter be made to them, or the inhabitants of said parish, 
Interest of (qj. ^[jg same Durpose; the interest of which fund shall be 

fund, how to ^ . ^ , 

be appro- forever appropriated, annually, towards the support oi such 

Congregational Minister, as shall from time to time be 
ordained and settled over that denomination of christians 
in said parish, or in case of vacancy, towards the payment 
of such candidate as may be employed by a majority of the 
people of that denomination to preach within said parish, 
and for the support of music in the church of said parish, 
Principal of aud to uo othcr purpose whatever. It shall not be lawful 
u^n'impaired!'"'" ^^r the Said Trustccs to appropriate any part of the principal 
®tc- of said fund, and they shall use their endeavors to preserve 

the same entire and unimpaired. And if the said Trustees, 
or either of them, shall suffer the said fund to be impaired or 
diminished, tlu'ough their personal misconduct or misap- 
plication, they shall severally be responsible to make good 
such loss out of their private estate. 

Approved March 1, 1917. 

Chap. 157 An Act to dissolve certain corporations. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Certain Section 1. Such of the following named corporations 

dissolved. 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 the amend- 
ments thereof: — 

Business Corporations. 

A-B-F Machinery Company 

A & B Comedy Co. 

A. C. Fay Company 

A. Dickey Co. 

A. F. March Company 

A. G. Smalley & Co. Inc. 

A. Grimes & Son, Incorporated 

A. L. Stone Maimfactm-ing Co. 

A. Lord & Company, Incorporated 

A. P. Nardini Company 

A. W. Arthur (Inc.) 

A. W. Emmons Company 

Abegweit Silver Black Fox Co. 

Absorbentene Company, The 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 113 

Acme Shoe Company Sorations 

Acorn Knee Pants Company dissolved. 

Adams, Thurknv Co. Inc. 

Adams ^Yo()len Co. 

Aero Sales Company, Incorporated 

Aetna Manufacturing Company 

Aichess Petticoat Company 

Aiken Knapp Company 

Aiken Putnam Co. 

Akers and Taylor Manufacturing Compan\^ 

Albenart Company # 

Alcohol Products Co., The 

Alden Sheet Metal Working & Plumbing Co. 

Alfonso Squillacioti Company 

Alfred Karp, Inc. 

Algonquin Co., Inc., The 

Allen and Fox Express Company 

Ambler Myriagraph Company 

American Auto Air Brake Company 

American Auto Signal Company 

American Automatic Machine Company 

American Baking Company 

American Cultivator Publishing Company 

American Delivery Company 

American Equipment Company 

American Flax Mills 

American Gem Company 

American Grocery Company 

American Law Service Company 

American Lumber Company 

American National Investment Company 

American Nut Lock Company 

American Paper Stock Company 

American Parcel Post Tag Company 

American Safety Appliance Company 

American Stamping Machine Company 

American Stop-Motion Company 

American Submerged Exliaust Co. 

American Tailors, Inc. 

American Tire Company 

American Waltham Watch Company 

American X-Ray Screen Co. 

Ames Premium Company 

Amesbm-y Commercial Press 



114 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 



Certain 
corporations 



Anderson Electric Car Company of Boston 
dissolved. Apex Carbureter Company 

Apex Store Co., The 
Apollo Theatre Incorporated 
Arcade Company, Inc., The 
Archer and Company, Incorporated 
Ariston Manufacturing Co. Inc., The 
Asbestos Protected Metal Company 
Associated Trust, Inc., The 
Atlantic Machine Screw Company 
Atlantic Stationery |& Bordering Co. 
Atlantic Talking Machine Company 
Atlas Brass Foundry, Inc. 
Atlas Glue and Gelatine Company 
Atterbury Boston Company 
Attleboro Bottling Company 
Attleboro Drug Company, The 
Aurora, Inc. 

Austin Gove & Son, Incorporated 
Auto News Publishing Company 
Auto Renting Company 
Autogenous Welding Equipment Company 
Automatic Brake Company 
Automatic Metal Turning Company 
Automobile Club of New England, Inc. 
Ayer Rendering Company 
B. & R. Rubber Company, The 
B. B. Suspender Company, Inc., The 
B. D. Goring Co. 
B. F. Phillips Company 
B. F. Smith Construction Company 
B. Hochberg Co. 
B. L. T. Company 
B. R. Yerxa Co. 
B. U. Suspender Company 
Bacon-Farnum Company 
Bankers' College Foundation, Inc., The 
Bargain Counter, Inc., The 
Barletta-Cartullo Co. 
Barnett and Goodman Incorporated 
Barney-Vinal Company, The 
Barrett Chemical Company 
Bart Manufacturing Company, The 
Bartels & Thelen Shoe Co. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 115 

Bath Griiuler Co. Certain 

. corporations 

Baxter Manufacturing Company , dissolved. 

Bay State Crockery Company 

Bay State Felt Company 

BaA' State Incorporating Company 

Bay State Lamp Company 

Bay State Manufacturing Company 

Bay State IMetal Corporation 

Ba\' State Packing Company 

Bay State Publishing Company 

Bay State Realty Co. 

Beacon Book Store Company 

Beacon Live Stock Co. 

Beacon Plating Company 

Beacon Profit Sharing Coupon Co. 

Bear River Paper Company 

Beaver Construction Co. Inc., The 

Bell Bayers & Woodberry Company 

Bellere Automatic Train Stopping Machinery Co. 

Belmont Baking Company 

Bemis Rubber Company 

Ben Craig Players Company, Inc. 

Benjamin Bros. Company 

Benn Pump Works 

Bennett Manufacturing Company 

Bennett's Inc. 

Bennington Company, The 

Berkeley Theatre Co. 

Berkshire Woolen & Worsted Company 

Berlin Shoe Company 

Berry Spring Water Company 

Best Paint Company 

Beverly Coke Company, The 

Beverly Confectionery Company 

Beverly News Company 

Beverly Printing Company 

Big T Film Company, The 

Blake Hydraulic Valve Corporation 

Blitz Sales Company 

Blue Ribbon Garage Company 

Bolton Telephone Company, The 

Bond and Bond Company 

Bonney-McCormack Co. 

Booth Co., The 



116 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 

S-porations Boston Anacsthetic Co. 

dissolved. Boston and Montana Guarantee Company 

Boston & Southern Lumber Company Inc. 

Boston Auto Auction & Sales Co., Inc. 

Boston Baled Shavings Exchange, Inc. 

Boston Bargain Syndicate, Inc. 

Boston-Berkshire Composite Brick Company 

Boston Bolt and Iron Co. 

Boston Condensed Milk Company 

Boston Construction Company 

Boston Decorative Plant Company 

Boston Drug Company 

Boston French Range Company 

Boston Furnace Company 

Boston Harbor Transportation Company 

Boston Hat & Bonnet Frame Company 

Boston Herald, Incorporated 

Boston Jewelry Exxhange, Inc. 

Boston Jewelry Manufacturing Company 

Boston Jewish Voice, Inc., The 

Boston Longford Auto Parts Company 

Boston Market Reporter Publishing Company 

Boston Oil and Grease Company 

Boston Opera Company 

Boston Photograph Company 

Boston Realty Holding Company 

Boston Sales Company, Inc. 

Boston Stock and Die Company 

Boston Stoker Company 

Boston L^pholstering Company 

Boston Wholesale Cloak and Suit Association Inc. 

Boston Wholesale Drug Co., Inc. 

Bowker Fertilizer Company 

Brackett-Parker Company 

Bradford Extracting Company 

Bradley Manufacturing Co. 

Bradley Portable House Company 

Bristol Cigar Company 

Broadway Garage, Inc. 

Broadway Theatre Stock Company 

Brookline Lumber & Supply Company 

Brown & Company, Inc. 

Brown-Davis Hardware Company 

Brown Manufacturing Company 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 117 

Brown's Cash Market, Inc. Certain 

■,-. . ,-,, IP ,.-, corporations 

lirynniii; bhelr C ompan y dissolved. 

Buckley Automatic Flag-pole Company 

Buckley's Incorporated 

Builders Foundry Co. 

Builders Material Co., The 

Building Trades' Credit Agency, The 

Burgess Teaming Company, The 

Burkinshaw Knife Company 

Burleigh & Martin Incorporated 

Burt Furniture Company 

Busch's Auto Tours, Inc. 

Business Men's Protective Syndicate, Inc. 

Buzzell Manufacturing Company 

C. A. Cossaboom & Co. Inc. 

C. A. Hurd Company 

C. A. Jackson Automobile and Motor Truck Company 

C. A. Siegemund Company 

C. & S. Rubber Sole Company 

CD. Wright Company 

C. F. Coombs & Company Incorporated 

C. H. Goulding Company 

C. M. Franklin Company 

C-me-doo Knife Sharpener Co. 

C. N. Fitts Co., The 

C. R. Drew Company, Inc. 

C. R. G. Mfg. Co. 

Caddo Guy Land Company 

Callahan Floor Drain Co. 

Cambridge Gridiron Co. 

Cambridge Market Company 

Cambridge Theatre Company 

Campbell Drug Compan}- 

Campbell's Cash Market, Inc. 

Canadian Dressed Meat Co. 

Canadian Wheat Growing Company 

Cape Cod & New Bedford Steamship Co. 

Cape Cod Fishing Company 

Cape Cod Products Company 

Cape Cod Scallop Company 

Carpenter Spring Tire, Inc. 

Carter Co-operative Company 

Cattaraugus Tanning Company (1910) 

Central Grocery Company 



118 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 

SrSations Central Hard Fibre Co. 

dissolved. Central Ice Manufacturing Company 

Chalmers Motor Company of Massachusetts, Inc. 

Chambers-Alden Company, The 

Charles Buck Edge Tool Company 

Charles C. Ball, Incorporated 

Charles E. Perry Company 

Charles F. Packard Agency, Inc. 

Charles H. Attwater & Co. Inc. 

Charles L. Schlesinger Company, Incorporated, The 

Charles M. Bunker, Ltd. 

Charles S. Sexton Company 

Chelsea Bag & Burlap Company 

Chemical Paper Company 

Chicopee Manufacturing Company, The 

Chism Equipment Company, The 

Church's Booking Office Inc. 

Citizens Coal & Coke Co. 

Citrus Development Company 

City and Suburban Associates, Incorporated 

City Loan Company 

Clark and Sands Company 

Clark, Coggin and Johnson Company 

Clark Refining Company 

Clark Remedies Company 

Claxton Drug Company 

Clayton Chemical Company 

Cleveland-Maine Black Fox Ranching Company 

Clinton Cut Sole Company 

Clinton Express Company 

Clover Shoe Company 

Cloyes Incorporated 

Coastwise Petroleum Company 

Coburn-Draper Motor Company 

Coconis Cigarette Machine Co. 

Codman & Co., Incorporated 

Coin Operated Machine Company 

Collins, Pratt & Graves Company 

Colonial Construction Co. 

Colonial Fidelity Company 

Colonial Fur Ranching Company 

Colonial Theatre, Incorporated of Lowell 

Colonial Tool Company 

Columbia Company, Incorporated, The 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 119 

Columbia Securities Companv ^°'"*'''"»„„» 

• rr-ii * corporations 

Columbian Corporation, The dissolved. 

Combustion Engine Power Company 

Combusto Sales Corporation 

Comfort Saddle Tree Manufacturing Company 

Commercial Garage Company, The 

Commercial Investment Co., The 

Commonwealth Building Association Inc. 

Commonwealth Candy Company 

Commonwealth Glue Company 

Concord Packing Company 

Congress Shoe & Rubber Company 

Conlon INIotor Cab Co. 

Consolidated Meat and Grocery Company 

Consolidated Realty Trust, Inc. 

Consumers' Discount Society, Incorporated 

Consumers Ice Company of Pittsfield 

Consumptina Emulsion Company 

Contractors Equipment Company 

Coolidge Corner Garage Company 

Cooper INIanufacturing Company 

Co-operativa Canosina Inc. 

Co-operative Insurance Stamp Company 

Co-operative ]\Iotors Corporation, The 

Cordeau Shoe Company, The 

Cornell & Andrews, Incorporated 

Cornwall Fur Company 

Cosmopolitan Cloak Company 

Cosmopolitan Egg Company 

Cosmopolitan Mercantile Investment Co. 

Cosmopolitan Rubber Co. 

Cosmopolitan Wood and Coal Company 

Cottage Drug Company 

Cottrell Motor Car Company 

Crary-Ford Starter Company of N. E., The 

Crawford-Plummer Company 

Crescent Amusement Company, The 

Crescent Oil Company 

Crockford INIanufacturing Company 

Crosby-Conley Company 

Cuban Cigar Company, The 

Cummings Fish Company 

Canard Sales Company 

Cunningham Bros. Inc. 



120 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 

SrSJationa CurtIs Constructioii Company 

dissolved. Curtis, Curtis & Lyon Company 

Cutler Construction Company 

Cutter & Smith Company, Inc. 

Cyril J. Larivee, Inc. 

D. A. Gorman Leather Company 

D. Wood Company 
Danbury Hat Store Inc., The 
Daniels Shoe Co. 

Danvers Laundry Company 

Danvers Tungsten Lamp Company 

Danversport Rubber Company, The 

Dart Motor Truck Company of Massachusetts 

David M. Connell Company 

Davis Circulating Library, Inc., The 

Davis, King Co. 

DeAngelis Plastering Co., Inc. 

De Haan-Kennedy Company 

"De Merle" Garter Company 

Dell Reed Candy Co. 

Delta Grocery Co., Inc. 

Denby Motor Truck Sales Company 

Dewey Square Alleys, Inc. 

Diamond Baking Powder Co. 

Diamond Brick Company 

Doctor J. A. Walsh Company 

Dr. P. E. Truesdale's Private Hospital, Inc. 

Dr. Temple's Treatment, Inc. 

Dorsen Cloak Company, The 

Douglas Granite Company 

Draycott Mills, The 

Druggists' Manufacturing Association 

Dudley IVIanufacturing Company 

Dudley Mills Company 

Dunn Flyer Company 

Dunster Amusement Company, The 

Durell and Company Inc. 

Dyna-Como Company 

E. F. Drew & Company, Inc. 
E. Gustafson Company, The 
E. J. Hervey Company 

E. J. Potter Co. 

E. L. Gay Machine Company 

E. L. Tucker Shoe Company, Inc. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 121 

E. ]\I. ITiiinphrcville Construction Co. Certain 

_, „ . ,^ ^ ,,, corporations 

Jb. J . Longley Box C onipany dissolved. 

E. Raymond Company, The 

E. S. Lincoln, Inc. 
Eames Tool Company 

East Boston Young Mens Loan Association, Tlie 

East Dennis Fish Freezing Company 

Eastern Chemical Company of Massachusetts 

Eastern Fruit Packing Company 

Eastern Printing Company 

Eastern Theatres Company 

Eastern Underwriting Company 

Eastern Vending Machine Co. 

EcHpse Tanning Company, of Massachusetts 

Economy Cloak & Suit Company 

Economy Toggle Co. (1912) 

Edgar L. Wheeler Company 

Educational Associates, Inc., The (1913) 

Electric Compressing Machine Company, The 

Electric Stain Company 

Elite Manufacturing Company 

Elite Quality Shop of Wakefield, Inc., The 

Elizabeth Manufacturing Company 

Ellis-Ward Co. 

Ellsworth vSample Shoe Company 

Elmer Chickering Company 

Emergency Trunk and Bag Company 

Emery Bemis Tobacco Company 

Emery Steamship Company 

Emmet Associates, Inc., The 

Empire Amusement Operating Company 

Empire Biscuit Company 

Ericson & Co., Inc. 

Essex Coal Company 

Evening Traveler Company 

Everett Printing Company, Inc. 

Everole Company 

Everson Manufacturing Company 

Everybody's Store Inc. 

Exeter Box Company 

Eye Rex Co. 

F. A. Gibbs the Druggist Inc. 
F. B. Stanton Company 

F. B. Tilton Company 



122 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 



Certain 
corporations 



F. C. Hebard Company 
dissolved. p^ D, Sherburne Inc. 

F. E. Stowell, Incorporated 

F. H. Cartwright Co., Inc. 

F. H. Day Co.. The 

F. L. Daggett Co. (1906) 

F. L. Herbey & Co. Inc. 

F. M. Bill Company of Boston 

F. S. McDermott Company 

F. W. Roberts Co., The 

Fall River Automatic Telephone Company 

Faneuil Flower Shop, Inc. 

Farrington Agency, Inc., The 

Farrington Mercantile Company 

Federal Brass Foundry Company 

Federal Engineering Company 

Federal Printing Company 

Fellman Mnfg. Co. 

Fells Ice Company, The 

Femina Publishing Co. 

Ferd. F. French and Co. Limited 

Ferris, Jardine, Inc. 

Fesol Chemical Company 

Fiberloid Company, The (1911) 

Field Lumbert Company K. 

Firemen's Standard Printing and Publishing Company, 

The 
Fitchburg & Leominster Express Co. 
Fitchburg Drug Company 
Fletcher Accessory Company, Inc., The 
Florence Waist Company 
Folding Bolster Roll Company 
Fonseca Brothers, Inc. 
Ford Credit Co. 
Forde & Nott Co. 
Forest Park Hospital, Inc., The 
Foster Company, Inc., The 
Four Associates, Inc. 
409 Park Avenue Company 
Fowler & Toquet, Incorporated 
Foxboro Baking and Ice Cream Company 
Foxborough Gas Company 
Framingham Trading Company 
Frank A. Hartstone Company 



Special Acts, 1917. - Chap. 157. 123 

Frank G. Oowle.N- Co. Smtions 

Frank L. Roberts Company .imsoivw). 

Franklin Cranberry Company 

Frank]in-Lasoft'-l{osen.strauch, Inc. 

Franklin Square Pharmacy, Incorporated 

Frazier Bedding Company 

Fred D. Sperry Company 

Fred S. Stewart Shoe Company 

French Acadian Cooperative Association 

French Edge Machine Company 

Frost Ideal Bakery, Inc. 

G. & F. Manufacturing Company 

Gale & Croke Co. Inc. 

Geddis Remedy Company 

Gendreau-Reynolds Company 

General Realtv and Contracting Company 

Geo. C. Elliott Co. 

George G. London Manufacturing Company, The 

George H. Mason Company 

George L. Ware, Incorporated 

George Loring Company, The 

George M. Small & Company, Incorporated 

George Richardson & Company, Inc. 

George S. Stevens Company 

George Steam Turbine Company 

George Sykes Company 

George W. Alden Company, The 

Georgetown Gas Company, The 

Gilbride Company, The 

Globe Loan Company 

Goddard Spark Plug Co., The 

Goldstein, Hermon Compan}^ 

Goodhue Amusement Company 

Goodwin-Howard Concrete Construction Company 

Goodyear Boot and Shoe Company 

Goose-Broidy Company 

Gordon & Shoolman Enterprises Inc. 

Gordon and Sparrow Company 

Gordon's Olympia Co. 

Grand Theatres Company of Massachusetts, The 

Granite ville Granite Quarries Corporation, The 

Gray Dollar Limit Stores Incorporated 

Great Eastern Amusement Company, The 

Greater Boston Publishing and Industrial Company 



124 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 

corporations Greater Plymouth Newspaper Co. 

dissolved. Green Mountain Lumber Company 

Green Mountain Spruce Gum Company, The 

Green Star Children's Shoe Company 

Green The Druggist Incorporated 

Greendale Drug Company 

Greendale Gas Engine Company 

Greenwheel Chemical Laboratories, Incorporated 

Gridley Medicine Company 

Griffin-Thomas-Paine Company 

Grimes Hat Company 

Grip Coupling Company 

Grocers Fruit and Produce Company 

Grove Hall Theatre Inc. 

Guarantee Trust Inc., The 

Guernsey Glass and Bottle Company 

Guinee and Gilbert Company 

H. A. Rich Company 

H. B. Brown Company 

H. B. Eaton & Co. Inc. 

HC Red Label Chemical Company 

H. D. Watson Publishing Company 

H. F. Jorgensen, Inc. 

H. H. Mavhew Company 

H. K. Elliot Co. 

H^O Mfg. Co. 

Hale Dental Corporation, The 

Haley Patent Leather Company 

Hall Automobile Specialties Company 

Hamilton Trust Company 

Hampden Auto Co., The 

Hampden Automatic Telephone Company 

Hancock Engineering Company 

Handler Coal Company, The 

Hanlon Thornton Company 

Hannah Bradford, Incorporated (Org, April, 1916) 

Hannah Duston Shoe Company, The 

Hanover Amusement Company 

Harbor Manufacturing Company 

Harding Distributing Co. 

Harrison Avenue Pharmacy, Inc. 

Hart Arch Co. 

Hartley Silk Manufacturing Company, Inc. 

Harvard Construction Company 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 125 

Harvard Lauiulrv Co. Certain 

• corporations 

Harvard W agon Co. dissolved. 

Harwich Electric Company, The 

Hatchard Ice Company 

Haverhill Base Ball and Athletic Association 

Haverhill Supply Company 

Haves & Scott Ice Companv, Inc. 

"Healthurst" (Inc.) 

Hellenic Tobacco Company 

Henderson & Shaw, Incorporated 

Herman Levy Company 

Herrick Aiken Company 

Hesse IMotion Picture Machine Company 

Hibernia Realty Company of Boston, Massachusetts 

High Head Cranberry Company 

Highland Ave. Garage, Inc. 

Highland Foundry Company 

Hills Chair-Couch JVIanufactiu'ing Company 

Hills-McCarthy Company 

Hinkley Manufacturing Company 

Hoffman Specialty Company 

Holbrook INIanufacturing Company, The 

Hotyoke and Northampton Boom and Lumber Com- 
pany 

Holyoke Paper Products Company 

Home Cloak and Suit Company, The 

Homestake Development Company 

Household Manufacturing Company 

Howard, Barksdale Brothers Company, The 

Howe Stove and Furniture Exchange, Incorporated 

Howes Real Estate Company, The 

Hub Confectionery and S. & K. Cream Taffy Company 

Huberman Oil Company 

Hugh Cairns Company 

Humanology Film Producing Company, The 

Hunt Room Registry Inc. 

Huntington Employment and Reference Association 
Inc. 

Hurlburt, Johnson Company 

I. M. Taylor & Co., Inc. 

Imperial Motor Car Company 

Imported Grocery Company 

Importers Tea and Coffee Company, Inc. 

Independent Street Lighting Company 



126 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 

Sf/i^rations Innovation Publishing Company 

dissolved. International Legal Service Corporation, The 

International Merchants & Manufacturers Protective 
Association, Inc. 

Interstate Farming Company 

Interstate Publishing Company 

Iris Lunch Company 

Isle of Pines Plantations Co. 

Isle of Pines Products Co. 

J. B. Wain Company 

J. PI Paris Company 

J. G. Bridge Company 

J. H. Farris Corporation 

J. H. Upham Co. 

J. H. White Company 

J. J. Bosdan Tobacco Co. 

J. J. Moore & Company, Inc. 

J. K. & B. Sears Co. 

J. P. Steele Grain Company 

J. S. Sieve Millinery Co. 

Jackson Plumbing and Heating Company 

Jackson Square Dairy, Inc. 

Jamaica Chemical Company 

Jamaica Plain Security Co. 

James E. GafFney Contracting Company, Incorporated 

James E. Loudon & Co., Inc. 

James F. Shaw and Company, Incorporated 

James J. Coughlan Construction Company 

James McGregor, Inc. 

James P. Stewart Coal Company 

Jay Chocolate Company 

Jenkins & Anderson Shoe Co. 

John Babcock & Company, Incorporated 

John Besdam Company, The 

John Cusolito Company 

John H. Fitzgerald Company 

John J. Hall, Inc. 

John J. Lyons Co. 

John Maloney Grocery Company 

John P. Corbett Company 

Johnson Lobster Company 

Johnson's Creamery Company 

Jones & Erwin Co. Inc. 

Jordan's Foot Remedy Company 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 127 

Kahler-Br\-ant Shoe Company Certain 

, - , , " y i ^ corporations 

Kent V ()nij)any, Inc. dissolved. 

Kent IMannfactnrinf? Company 

Kent-Robeson Talking Machine Company 

Ken worthy Brothers Company (1911) 

Keystone Farm Machinery Company 

Kimball Aeroplane Company 

King Joy Comj)any 

Kinorama Company, The 

Kinsman and Campbell Company 

Kollen Importing Company 

Koonz Manufacturing Company-, The 

Koritzky Trading Company 

Kozy Slipper Company 

Kurkjian Bros. Inc. 

L. A. Williamson Company 

L. B. B. Faucet Company 

L. E. Sanborn Company 

L. N. Moquin's Co. 

L. P. Pond Drug Co. 

Labelle Gas Regulator Company 

Lake Pearl Auto Club Inn Inc. 

Lakeside Construction Company 

Lamson & Hubbard Company (Org. Mar. 27, 1916) 

Lane & Co. Corporation 

Lawler Mfg. Co. 

Lawrence & Stanley Co. 

LawTence Candy Manufacturing Company 

Lawrence Dry Goods Store, Incorporated 

Leary Muffler Sales Company, The 

L'Echo Publishing Company 

Lee Creamery Co-operative Association 

Lenox Hotel Company 

Leonard Lumber Co. 

Lester Lonergan & Co. Inc. 

Lewis Leather Company 

Lincoln Engraving Company 

Lithuanian Cooperative Association of East Cambridge, 

Inc. 
Local Stores, Inc. 

Loew's Boston Theatres Company, The 
Logan-Jackson Company 
London Furniture Company 
London Raincoat Company 



128 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 



Certain 
corporations 



London Tea Company, The 
disk)ived. Lopas Company, The 

Loraine Detective System, Inc. 
Loring Avenue Garage Company 
Loring-Axtell Company (1904) 
Lothrop Co. 
Louis Bassill Company 
Louis E. MeiT;v' Company 
Lovejoy-McGrail Company 
Lowell Commercial College, Incorporated, The 
Loyal Supply Co., Inc. 
Luncheon Company', The 
Lynn License Association, Inc. 
Lynn Motor Cycle Co. 
Lynn Storage Company 
Lyons Hotel Company of Massachusetts, The 
M. A. Crossman Company, The 
M. B. Paige Company 
M. C. M. Garage, Inc. 
M. Connell Co. Inc. 
M. E. Willson Company 
Macduff Construction Company, The 
MacMulkin Inc. 
Mme. Izetta, Inc. 
Madam Whitney Toilet Co. 

Made in New England Profit Sharing Coupon Com- 
pany 
INIaguire Realty Company, The 
JNIahogany Spa Inc. 
Mail and Com-ier Publishing Company 
Main Provision Company, Inc., The 
Maiden Jitney Company 
Manchester Amusement Company 
Manchester Base Ball Association Inc. 
Mandell Williams Company 
Mansfield Baking Company 
Mansfield Drug Company 
Mansfield Gas Company 

Marie Antoinette Candy Company, Incorporated 
Marlborough Athletic Association, Inc., The 
Marshfield Garage, Inc. 
Martin Shoe Company 
Mason & Parker Manufacturing Company 
Mass. Builders' Finish Company 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 129 

Massachusetts Carburizinc: Compaiiv Certain 

f^ ' • ^ corporations 

Massachusetts Development & Ranching Co, dissoivod. 

Massachusetts Fan Company 
Massachusetts Fiberform Company 
Massachusetts Mortgaige and Realty Corporation 
]\Iassachusetts ]\Iotor Sales Co. 

IMassachusetts Plumbers Woodwork Manufacturing Co. 
Massachusetts Rag and Paper Manufacturing Com- 
pany 
Massachusetts Thread Works, Inc. , 

Master Combination Lock Co. 
]\Iaverick Iron Works Incorporated 
Maxin Manufacturing Company 
Mayo Brothers Construction Company 
McAi'thur Bros. Co. 
]\IcCallion Transfer Company 
IVIcDonald Ross Company 
McDonald Rubber Company 
McDowell Hat Shop, Inc. 
IMcFadden Company 
McLean, Black & Co., Inc. 
j\Ic]\Ianus Pharmacy, Inc. 
IMcXaull Tire Company of Massachusetts, The 
Mechanics Home Restaurant, Inc. 
Meek Oven Company, The 
Melrose Trading Company 
Merchandise Supply Company 
IMerchants' Finance Company 
Merchants ^Mercantile Corporation 
Merg Engineering Company 
Merrill & Eigner Co. 

Merrill Chair & Manufacturing Company 
Merrill Publishing Company 
Merrimac Construction Company 
Merrimac Shoe Co. 

Merrimac Valley Power and Buildings Company 
Metropolitan Advertising Company 
Metropolitan Express Company, The 
IMetropolitan Film Co. 
Metropolitan Steamship Company, The 
Middlesex Contracting Company 
Milford Amusement Company 
Military Press Association, Inc. 
Millen & Williamson Company 



130 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157, 

of/p^rations MillcFs River Power Company 

dissolved. Milton Tire & Rubber Co. 

Mitchell Baking Company 

Model Market Co., The 

Modern Cloak & Suit Company, The 

Mohawk Motor Car Co. 

Molassine Company of America 

Monumental Memorial and Burial Company, Incor- 
porated 

Morton-Sawj'er Co. 

Moses Coulee Ranch Company 

Motor Carousel Company 

Motor-Economy Company, The 

Motor Industry Appliance Company 

Mould Shoe Company, The 

Mount Holyoke Company 

Mount Hope Manufacturing Company 

Mount Pleasant Healthatorium Incorporated 

Multi Shoe Cover Company 

Multiple Utility Company, The 

Murphy Boot and Shoe Company 

Murphy Cone Co., The 

Mutual Candy Company 

Mutual Drug Co. 

Mutual Profit Sharers, Inc. 

Mutual Protective Association of America, (Inc.) 

Mutual Shoe Companv , The 

N. D. Dodge & Bliss Co. 

N. E. Trade Publishing Company 

N. W. Bacon Company 

N. Z. Graves & Co., Boston Branch Incorporated 

Nantasket Bottling Works, Inc. 

Natick vSteel Equipment Company 

National Advertisers Motion Picture Weekly Inc. 

National Automatic Machine Company 

National Crash Mfg. Co. 

National Electric Company 

National Fruit Products Company 

National Manufacturing Company, (1874) 

National Power Appliances Co. 

National Printing Machinery Company 

National Service Corporation 

National Steel and Bronze Corporation • 

National Tack Co., Inc. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 131 

National Trade Exchange Inc., The certain 

/^ T i-t corporations 

JNaumkeag L-redit Company dissolved. 

NeapoHtan Wine and Importing Company 
Ned- Yah IMfg. Company 
Nesbitt School of Languages, Inc., The 
New Bedford Amusement Company 
New Bedford Bobbin Company 
New Canton Company 
New Casino Motion Picture Company, The 
New England Agency, Incorporated, The 
New England Amusement and Entertainment Co., The 
New England Autovacuum Refrigerating Company 
New England Converting Company 
New England Educational Association Incorporated 
New England Egg and Poultry Company 
New England Extract Co. 
New England Fireproof Homes Company 
New England Kriterion Film Service, Inc. 
New England Mercantile Co. 

New England Merchants Advertising Service Corpora- 
tion 
New England Millinery Company 
New England Office Furniture Company 
New England Ox^rall Company 
New England Phosphate Company 
New England Poultry Corporation 
New England Powder Company 
New England Shoe Company 
New England Specialties Company 
New England Theatres Company 
New Home Realty Company 
New Rockland Hotel Company 
New System Wet Wash & Laundry Co. 
New York & New England Fuel Economizer Company 
New York Bargain House, Inc. 
New York Credit Co. 
New York Egg & Fruit Co. 
Newburyport Fish Cold Storage Company 
Newell, Inc. 

Ne\\i;on Natural Ice Company, Inc. 
Newton Transportation Company 
Nixon Ranch Co. 
No Ro Motor Works Inc. 
Non-Carbon Paper Company, Inc., The 



132 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 

SSmtions. Norcross Automobile Company, The 

dissolved. ' Norcross-Reyiiolds Mausoleum & Construction Co. 

North Cambridge Theatre Company 
North Main Market Company 
North Shore Steamboat Company 
Northampton Hosiery Company 
Northampton Produce Company 
Northlando Supply Company 
Norton Water Motor Company 
Norwood Scott Company 
"Novak" Acetylene Apparatus Mfg. Co. 
Novelty Thread Mills, Inc. 
» Noyes Manufacturing Company 
Noyes-Randall Company 
Oaic Street Garage Incorporated 
Ocean Pier Company 
Office Specialties De Luxe, Incorporated 
Office Specialty Company 
Oglesby Motor Car Company 
Old Colony Chemical Company 
Old Colony Cut Glass Works, Inc. 
Old Colony Products Company 
Old Colony Wharf Company 
Olympia Hotel Co. 
Olympic Theatre Company (1910) 
Orent & Co., Incorporated 
Orent Payson Co. 
Orient Importing Co., Ltd. 
Orswell Electric Company 
Otis F. Putnam Company 
Oulford Company, The 
Oulton Motor & Manufacturing Company 
Outlook Real Estate Corporation, The 
Overland-Winton Sales Company 
Oxford P^ibre Company 
P. Creedon Company 
P. CrowTi Company 
Pach Bros. Inc. 
Pacific Auto Company 
Pacific Coast Lumber Company 
Packard Auto Renting Company 
Page Motor Company of Worcester 
Pamott Mines Company, The 
Pan American Securities Corporation 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 133 

Paragon Paint and Varnish Company Sfrpomtions 

Paris Store Company, The <iisHoived. 

Park A^•enlle and 55th Street Corporation 

Parker Hill Clinic, Inc. 

Parker Transmission and Appliance Company 

Parsons Manufacturing Company 

Pathe Shop of New Haven Inc. 

Paul Revere Silver Company 

Paul Revere Trust Company 

Paul Wood Company 

Paulcrow Inventions, Inc., The 

Pearson Engineering Company 

Peat Products Compam' 

Peerless Specialty Company 

Pennsylvania Oil Company 

Peoples Cash Stamp Company 

People's Department Store Inc., The 

People's Real Estate and Investment Company 

Peoples Theatre Inc. 

Percy C. Guy Audit Company 

Percy Ford Company 

Perfection IManufacturing Company 

Perkins Lace Company 

Perry & Ayers (Incorporated) 

Phelps Bros. Co. 

Philip Slater Company 

Phillips ]\Ianufactm-ing Company 

Phillips Music Company 

Philpot Contracting Company 

Phototone Company 

Piedmont Company, The 

Pier Fish Company Inc. 

Pierce Labeling Machine Companj^ 

Pierson Pharmacy Company, The 

Pilgrim Fathers' Hall Association 

Pilgrim Theatre Company 

Piller-Edwards Company 

Pitchfork Land and Cattle Corporation 

Pittsfield Journal Company 

PittsjQeld Theater Company 

Pittsford Electric Light and Power Company, The 

Place Brothers, Incorporated 

Pleasant Street Pharmacy, Inc. 

Plummer & Jennings Grain Co. 



134 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 

S)Ti!^rations Plymouth Seam Face Granite Company 

dissolved. Plymouth Theatrical Company 

Polish Union, Incorporated 

Potter's Stables Incorporated 

Powell & Mendes, Inc. 

Powers-Dundas Company 

Practical Tailors, Inc. 

Prescott-Adams Table Co. 

Press Engraving Company 

Priest & Company Inc. 

Prior, Clarke Company 

Progressive Co-operative Association 

Progressive Cooperative League of Maiden, Inc., The 

Progressive Manufacturing Company 

Property Owners Protective Association Inc. 

Providence Scenic Theatre Company 

Prudential Realty Company, The 

Publishers Binding and IVIailing Co. 

Puritan Cooperative Club, Incorporated 

Puritan Loan and Investment Association 

Puritan Motor Supply Company 

Puritan Silver Black Fox Company 

Puritan Wire Nail Company 

Pyrene Company of New England 

Q. A. S. Comedy Co. 

Queen Manufacturing Company, Inc. 

Quincy Market Restaurant Company 

Quinsig News Company 

R & R Investment Company 

R & R Mfg. Co., The 

R. M. Rubin Company 

Railway Signal Sales Company 

Randell Envelope Company 

Randolph Fire Works Company, The 

Real Property Company, Inc. 

Realty Investment Co. 

Realty Protective Co., Inc. 

Reed Cyclone Pump Company 

Reed Shoe Company 

Reenforced Inner-Tube Company 

Rendezvous Company, The 

Republic Motor Truck Company of Boston 

Revere Amusement Company 

Revere Beach Amusement and Construction Company 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 135 

Ikynolds-diellman Electric C^o. Solations 

Ixeynolds Oil & Supply Company dissolved. 

Rhode Island Glove Manufacturing Company 

Ixichard ¥. Barry Company 

Kichard (). Harding Company, The 

Rice Bros. Brewing Association 

Riegel-Richards Company, The 

Ring Brush Company 

Roach-Webber Company 

Robert Wilson Company, The 

Roberts Jewelry Co. 

Robeson Preservo Products Company of Massachusetts 

Rockingham Fair, Inc. 

Rogers-Smith Company (Org. June, 1916) 

Rollaway Screen Company 

Roller Saddle Attachment Company 

Rourke-Martin Company 

Roxbiiry Stable Company 

Ro}al Dairy Lunch Company 

Royal Furniture Company 

Royal Silver Black Fox Co. 

Royal Transmitter Company, The 

Russell Falls Company 

Russell Lunch Company 

S & B Amusement Company, The 

S. C. Follansbee Company 

S. Czapas Clock Company 

St. Ivouis Rubber Company 

St. Louis Skirt Mfg. Co. 

Salem Builders Supply Co. 

Salem Newspaper Company 

Salem Woodworking Co. 

Salisbury Water Company 

Sample Waist and Petticoat Company Inc. 

Sands S. Woodbury Company 

Sanitary Milk Products Company 

Sanitary Paper Cup Company (1912) 

Sanitary Supplies Company 

Saranac Realty Co., The 

Saxon Motor Company of Massachusetts, Inc. 

Saylor and Stewart Co. 

Schapiro-Cone Shoe Co. 

School Street Piano Storage Co. 

Scots-Amo Co. 



136 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 

^rations Scott Printing Company, The 

dissolved. Sculptural iVdvertising Company 

Searle Manufacturing Company 

Sears and Baker Company 

Seashore Ice Cream Company 

Seaside Taxi Company 

Securities Underwriting Company 

Seguinland Co., The 

Seiniger Publishing Company, The 

Seneca Hat Company 

Service Specialty Company 

Shawmut Construction Company 

Shawmut Raincoat Co. Inc. 

Shea and Welch Company 

Shepard Circular Fabric Company 

Shepard, Gourd Company 

Shepard Manufacturing Company, The (Melrose) 

Sherburne Sugar Company 

Sherer Dry Goods Company 

SherrifF-Maybush Press, Incorporated 

Shimpf Starter Company 

Sichel Provision Company 

Siegel-Cavanagh Mnfg. Co. (Inc.) 

Silent Salesman Syndicate, Inc. 

Silloway and Vine Shoe Co., Inc., The 

Silox Pure Water Company of New England 

Simmons Credit Company 

Simms and Company, Incorporated 

Simplex Faucet Company, The 

Simplex Lock Company 

Simplex Lubricating Co. 

Sinclair Hardware Company 

Siro Carburetor Manufacturing Company 

Slipon-R. -Slipper Company 

Smalley White and Hobbs Incorporated 

Smith & Perkins, Inc. 

Smith Installation Company 

Smith Tire Valve Company 

Smith-Wallace Corporation 

Society for Americana, Inc., The 

Solari Archie Company 

Somerset Hat & Rug Co. 

Somerville Grocery & Provision Market Inc. 

Somerville Publishing Co., Inc., The 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 137 

Somerville Wood Working Company Certain 

^ . ^ . corporations 

South Boston (\)oi)erative Society dissolved. 

South End Lumber (\)mpany 
South End IMotor Car Company 
Sovereign Motor Truck & Service Co. 
Sparrell Print, The 
Spauklings Incorporated 
Specialty Ckxik and Skirt Company 
Specialty Sales C^ompany 
Spence & Company, Inc. 
Springfield Arms Company 
Springfield Baking Company 
Springfield Metal Body Company-, The 
Springfield Painting and Decorating Company Inc. 
Springfield Rubber Company 
Springfield Transit Company 
Standard Aseptic Laboratories, Inc. 
Standard Auto Valve Company 
Standard Brush Company 
Standard Coal Co. 
Standard Copper Works, Inc. 
Standard Nipple and Threading Company, The 
Standard Patents and Securities Company 
Standard Supply Company Incorporated 
Stanley Amusement Company 
Star Company 
Star Stock Company 

Star Tea, Coffee & Wholesale Grocery Importers, Inc. 
Star Theatres Incorporated 
State of Maine Lumber Co. 
Sterling Brush & Mop Co. 
Sterling Comb Company 
Sterling Whip Company, The 
Stewart & Ireland Company 
Stewart Bottling Company 
Stop Thief Window Lock Company 
Story Simmons Company, The 
Stoughton Gas and Electric Company 
Stoughton Stamping Company 
Strange Manufacturing Company 
Sturgis Jones Last Company 
Stutz Motor Car Company of Boston 
Stutz Motor Service & Auto Repair Company of 
Boston. 



138 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 



Certain 
corporations 



Sub-Target Gun Company 
dissolved. Suburbau Theatres, Incorporated 

Suffolk Square Pharmacy Inc. 
Suffolk Street Garage, Inc. 
Sumner Manufacturing Company 
Sunnymeade Farms Inc. 
Sure Seal Manufacturing Company 
Sutherland Company, Incorporated, The 
Sylvester Bros. Co. 
T. A. Callahan Company 
T. F. Folino Construction Company (Inc.) 
T Wharf Supply and Rental Company 
Taunton Construction Company 
Taunton Crucible Company 
Taunton Evening News 
Taunton Produce Company 
Telepost Company of Massachusetts 
Theall and Bentham Company 
Thissell Company, The 
Thomas J. Hind, Inc. 
Thomas M. Taylor Company 
Thomas O'Brien Company 
Thompson, Dawson Hide-Seasoning Machine Company, 

The 
Tilene Company 

Torpedo Brand Manufacturing Company 
Toy Theater Company, The 
Traders Securities Company 
Tremont Realty Corporation 
Tremont Theatre Publishing Company 
Tremont Worsted Mills 
Trimount Laundry Company 
Trimount Theatre Company 
Tripp Manufacturing Co. 
Tropical Products Company 
Trowbridge Piano Co. 
Tudor Lunch Company 

Turner-Buckley Manufacturing Company, Inc. 
Turner, Tucker & Co., Inc. 
Tutein, Shoules & Clay Co. 
Twentieth Century Dye House, Inc. 
Two-in-One Broom Company 
Tyler- Verrill Manufacturing Co. 
Tyson, Weare & Marshall Co. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 139 

Union Barrel Corporation Certain 

. TA 1- ■• m corporations 

Union Delicatessen Stores Company dissolved. 

Union Desk Co. 

I^nion Express Company 

Union Frnit and Produce Company 

Union Furniture Company, The (1909) 

Union Glue Company 

Union Grocery Company 

Union Sales Co. Inc. 

Union Seal Company 

Union Trading Stamp Company 

United Amusement Company 

United Bottling Co. 

United Consumers, Inc. 

United Dairy Products Company, The 

United Dress Manufacturing Company 

United Drug Company (1911) 

United Fish Company 

United 5 & 10^ Stores, Incorporated 

United Fur Manufacturing Company 

United Merchants Corporation 

United Sales Company, Inc. 

United Show Company, Inc. 

United States Agency, Incorporated, The 

United States Electric Generator Company 

United States Rubber Company of New England 

United States Securities Corporation 

United Utilities Company, Incorporated 

Universal iVdjustable Saw Company 

Universal Compound Company 

Universal Theatre Company 

Universal Tool Company, The 

V. A. Strout Shoe Company 

Valley Drug Company 

Van Ormer Coal Company 

Vanophone Sales Co. 

Vedoe Tire Inflator Company 

Victor Amusement Company 

Victor Confectionery Company, Inc., The 

W. B. Mav Company 

W. C. Bates Co. 

W. E. Griffin Company 

W. E. Hoyt Co. 

W. E. Staunton Company 



140 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 

SrSations W. F. Humphreys Co. 

dissolved. -VV. H. Ames & Co., Inc. 

W. H. Mvron Shoe Company 

W. H. Riddle & Son, Inc. 

W. H. Wilmarth & Co. Corporation 

W. H. Young Company, The 

W. M. Flynn Co., The 

W. P. B. Brooks & Company, Inc. 

W. S. Carr Company 

W. W. Taylor Mfg. Co. 

Wage Earners Loan Association 

Waldorf Hat, Inc., The 

Wales Woolen Company 

Walpole Shoe Supply Company 

Waltham Auto Bus Company 

Waltham Scenic Theatre Company 

Ward, Drouet & Foster, Inc. 

Warren Brookfield and Spencer Street Railway Com- 
pany, The 

Warren D. Church Company , 

Warren M. Poorman Company 

Warren N. Lancaster Pen Company 

Washington Sea Grill Co. 

Watertown Cast Stone Company, Incorporated 

Waverly Square Provision Company, Inc. 

Wayland Inn Hotel Company 

Web-Lox Fibre Manufactm'ing Company 

Webster Auto Delivery Company 

Webster Paper Box Company 

Weco Manufacturing Company (Aug. 14, 1916) 

Wentworth, Fosdick Company 

West Shore Association 

Western Oil and Gasoline Company 

Westfield Brick Company 

Westfield Cigar Company 

Wheeler Estabrook Co. 

White Automobile Co. 

White Mountain Sheep and Land Co. 

Whitman Spinning Company 

Whitmore Company, The 

Whittaker-Burke Company 

Wilbraham Springs Bottling Company 

William A. Slater Mills, Inc. 

William C. Dillon Company, The 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 141 

William L. Browne Electric Company, The Certain 

„, , -,, , n /'I T 1 *" corporations 

Wm. h. liutler & Co. Incorporated dissolved. 

Williams Street Stable, Incorporated 
Williston H. Collins Company 
Wilson and Shapiro Poultry Company 
Winchester Automobile Company 
Winer's Specialty Store, Inc. 
W inthrop Confectionery Company, Inc. 
Witch City Manufacturing Company 
Wizard Company 
Woburn Tanning Company 
Wolff & Silverman Inc. 
Wollaston Grocery & Provision Co. 
Wonder Last Company, The 
Woodbury Company 
Woodman-Davis Company 
Woodman Lumber Company 

Worcester Autogenous Welding and Construction Com- 
pany, Inc. 
Worcester Leather Supplies Company 
Worcester Piano and Furniture Co. 
Worcester Pressed Steel Pulley Co. 
Workingmen's Protective Association, Inc. 
W^orthington IVIarket Company 
Wrentham Gas Company 
Wright Cutter Company 

Wright Manufacturing Company of Springfield 
Wright Metal Action Company 
Wyman Company, The 
Yankee Farm-Tractor Company 
Zinns Flower Shop, Inc. 

Charitable and Other Corporations. 
Abilias Syrian Benevolent and Educational Society charitable 

(Liawrencej corporations 

Ahavas Acham (Boston) dissolved. 

American Hospital and Home for Surgery (Boston) 
American Industrial School Association, The (Chelsea) 
Andover Catholic Benevolent Society 
Ascension Society (Boston) 
Associated Charities of Newton, The 
Association for the Benefit of Needlewomen (Boston) 
Association of the Daughters of Zion (Fall River) 



142 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 

SJdother^ Austrian Benevolent and Military Association (Boston) 

SslSved""^ Bakers' Benevolent Society, (Boston) 

Baron Hirsch Benevolent Association (Fall River) 

Baron Hirsch Dispensary and Hospital (Boston) 

Batterman Home and Hospital, The (Boston) 

Benevolent Aid Society for Italian Immigrants (Boston) 

Benevolent Society in Truro 

Berkshire Animal Rescue League (Pittsfield) 

Berkshire Health and Accident Association (Pittsfield) 

Bethel Help Association (Worcester) 

Beth Haven Home for Needy Children (Springfield) 

Beverly Hebrew Ladies Association (Beverly) 

Bohemian Slavonian Benevolent Society (Boston) 

Boston Bichloride of Gold Club, The (Dorchester) 

Boston Deaf Mute Christian Association 

Boston Deaf Mute Mission 

Boston Dramatic and Aid Association, The 

Boston Emigrant Aid and Mining Company 

Boston Eye and Ear Hospital (Boston) 

Boston Eye and Ear Infirmary (Boston) 

Boston Florence Crittenden Home Society, The 

Boston Fuel Savings Institution 

Boston Highlands Young Men's Christian Association 

Boston Industrial L'nion 

Boston Irish American Benevolent Society 

Boston Ladies Benevolent Association, The 

Boston Lamplighters Benefit Association (Boston) 

Boston Lettonian Society, The 

Boston Medical and Sanitary Bureau, The 

Boston Newsboys Aid Association (Boston) 

Boston-1915 (Inc.) (Boston) 

Boston Polyclinic Hospital, The 

Boston Protestant Employment Bureau, The 

Boston Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants, 

The 
Boston Spiritual Bethesda (Boston) 
Boston Traveler Charitable Society 
Boston Union Relief Society 
Boston United Hebrew Benevolent Association 
Boys' Gymnasium Club of Nantucket, The 
Boys' Improvement and Industrial Association, The 

(Nantucket) 
Brockton Relief Hospital Association (Brockton) 
Brotherhood of Palestine Aid Association (East Boston) 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 143 

Cambridge Coffee House Association S!d othe!^ 

Cambridge I)is()ensary Cjorpoiations 

Cambridge Emergency and (leneral Hospital, The, 
(Cambridge) 

Cambridge Relief Hospital (1905) 

Canton Nursing Association, The 

Carl Hawlicek Borowsky Bohemian Protective Associa- 
tion of Boston 

Carolina Industrial School (Boston) 

Catholic Medical Aid and Sanitary Association of West- 
field, Mass., The 

Charitable Tenement Association in the town of Peabody 

Charitable Travelers Sheltering Association, Inc. 
(Lynn) 

Charlestown Free Dispensary and Hospital 

Charlestown Home for Aged Men and Couples 

Charlestown Mechanic Union Charitable Association 

Charlestown St. Mary's Charitable Society 

Charlestown Young JNIen's Christian Association 

Chautauqua Association (Framingham) 

Chevra Tilim Anshi Chased (Boston) 

Chebra Bikur Chaulim (Hebrew Mutual Relief So- 
ciety) (Boston) 

Chebra Har Moriah, (Society Mount Moriah) (Boston) 

Chelsea Boys' Club Association, The (Chelsea) 

Chelsea Ladies Union Relief Society (Chelsea) 

Chelsea and Vicinity Workingmen's Charitable Co- 
operative Association 

Chesed Shel Ernes of Roxbury (Boston) 

Children's Aid Association of Cambridge 

Children's Hope Music House, Inc., The (Boston) 

Children's Missionary L^nion, (]Merrimac) 

Children's Progressive Lyceum Association No. 1 of 
Boston, The 

Columbia Benevolent Society, The (Boston) 

Corporation of the Stoneham Young Men's Christian 
Association, The 

Co-Workers' Fraternity Company, The (Boston) 

Criterion Charitable Association (Boston) 

Culinary Improvement Association of America, The 
(Boston) 

Daughters of Jacob of Fall River 

Dedham Irish Benevolent Society 

Deslon-Dupre Medical Company (Boston) 



corporations 
dissolved. 



144 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 

andother^ Dorchestcr Hebrew Helping Hand Association, (Dorches- 

ter) 
Dorothea Dix Hall Association (Boston) 
Duxbury Soldiers Relief Association, The 
Eagle Benefit Association, The (Revere) 
East Boston Ladies Charitable Society 
East Boston Ladies Gmilas Chased Association, The 
East Boston Ladies Gmilath Chesed Sel Emeth Associa- 
tion 
East Boston Mechanics and Workingmen's Co-operative 

Mercantile and Charitable Association 
Electro-Phvsico Therapeutic Society of New England, 

The (Boston) 
Eliot City Mission Society, in the city of Roxbury 
Ella Reed Home (Sharon) 
Erail Zola Association (Fall River) 
Employee's Emergency Hospital Association (Boston) 
Enterprise Benefit Association (Boston) 
Epanpande Society, The (Haverhill) 
Essex County Helping Hand Society, Number One, The 

(Lynn) 
Essex County Homoeopathic Hospital (Salem) 
Essex Union Emergency and General Hospital (Salem) 
Everybody's Mission of L;vain (Lynn) 
Fairhaven Seamen's Friend Society 
Fall River Coffee Tavern Association 
Fall River Emergency Hospital 
Fall River Gamaleth Chassoden Hebrew Association 

(Fall River) 
Fall River Hospital 

Fall River Young Men's Christian Association 
Federation of Jewish Organizations of Massachusetts 

(Boston) 
First Spiritualist Ladies' Aid Society of Brockton 
First Spiritualist Ladies Aid Society of Springfield, The 
Fitchburg Union Aid Hospital, The 
Framingham Boys' Club Association 
Franklin Charitable Society, The (Boston) 
Fraternal Home and Hospital (Cambridge) 
Frederic Ozanam House Association of Dorchester 
Free Boarding House for Orphan and Homeless Children 

(Boston) 
George Blackburn Hospital, The (Walpole) 
Georgetown Women's Benevolent Society 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 145 

Gloucester Relief Association, The (Gloucester) charitable 

. . ^^ ' and other 

Gloucester tenement Association (Gloucester) eoriwationa 

/~iiiT» TAiT 1 /T1 N dissolved. 

God s ioor lumd, Incorporated (liostoii) 

Good Samaritan Association, The, (Boston) 

Good Samaritan Society of Worcester, The, (Worcester) 

Good Will Society of the Junction, The (Pittsfield) 

Grace Hospital (Boston) 

Guards of Zion Battalion Aid Association (Boston) 

Gustav Adolph Association of Turners Falls 

G Wynne Temporary Home for Children, The 

Hall of Industry in Boston 

Hebrew Benevolent Association of Roxbury 

Hebrew Emigrant Aid Society of Boston 

Hebrew Ladies Benefit Lodge of East Boston, The 

Hebrew Ladies Benevolent Association of Brockton, The 

Hebrew Ladles Bikur Gholim Association, The, (Boston) 

Hebrew Ladies Free Loan Association, The (Lawrence) 

Hebrew Ladies Helping Hand Association (Boston) 

Hebrew Ladies Sewing Circle (Boston) 

Hebrew Mutual Benefit Association, The (Fall River) 

Hebrew United Brothers of Fall River 

Hellenic Philanthropic Society, The (Boston) 

Helping Hand Sewing Circle, The (Chelsea) 

Helping Hand Temporary Home for Destitute Jewish 

Children (Boston) 
Hibernian Benevolent Society in the city of Boston 
Hibernian Benevolent Society of the U. S. of America 

(Boston) 
Hibernian Friendly Society of Marblehead 
Hogan Association of Brockton 
Holyoke Harmonious Aid Society 
Holyoke Hebrew Gemiles Chesed Society 
Home Training School for Nurses in Fall River, The 
Hospitaller Medical Association (Boston) 
Hospitaller Missionary Association (Boston) 
Howard Benevolent Society of Cambridge 
Howard Lidustrial School (Cambridge) 
Hydropathic Institute, The (Boston) 
Immanuel Hospital, The (Oxford) 
Imperial Japanese Benevolent Association of Boston, 

Massachusetts, The 
Independent Agudath Achim Ansei Anikst (Chelsea) 
Independent Benevolent Society, at Newburyport 
Independent Bnai Kishineff Association (Boston) 



146 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 

arid other' Independent B'Xai Wolin Association (Boston) 

d^sS\^ed°"^ Independent Dowig Association (Boston) 

Independent Order of Loyal Women, The (Worcester) 
Independent Salvation Army (Salem) 
Independent Tiphereth Jacob of Boston 
In His Name Society (Maiden) 
Institute of Heredity, The (Boston) 
International Medical Missionary Society, The (Goshen) 
International Workingpeople's Educational Center, In- 
corporated (Boston) 
Irish Emigrant Society (Boston) 
Island Hospital and Dispensary, The (Boston) 
Italian Brotherly Union Society of Springfield 
Italian Protective League of Boston, Mass. 
Italian Workmen's Aid Association, The (Boston) 
Jewish Consumptive Relief Society of Massachusetts, 

The (Boston) 
Kalvarian Aid Association, The (Boston) 
Karel Havlicek Hall Association (W. Springfield) 
King's Daughters and Sons Hospital Company of New 

England (Chicopee) 
Knights of Pythias Relief Association, The (Boston) 
Komenitz Podolsk Benevolent Association (Boston) 
Kurlaender Yunger Maenner Unterstuetzung Verein 

(Boston) 
Ladies Aid Association of the Massachusetts Homeopa- 
thic Hospital (Boston) 
Ladies Baptist Association of West Newton, Mass. 
Ladies Board of the Marlborough Hospital, The 
Ladies Gemileth Chesed Society of Chelsea (Chelsea) 
Ladies League of the Brockton Veteran Firemen Asso- 
ciation 
Ladies Spiritualistic Industrial Society, The (Boston) 
Lakeside Improvement and Social Club 
Lawrence Hebrew Weavers Benevolence Associations 

(Lawrence) 
LawTence Irish Benevolent Society, in the city of 

Lawrence 
Lawrence Italian Club 
Lawrence Loom Fixers Association 
Lawrence Nursery (Lawrence) 
Linath Hazedek Association of East Boston 
Lithuanian Saint Kazimir Benefit Societv, The (Haver- 
hill) 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 147 

Lowell Irish Benevolent Society rhantabio 

T n /-M I and Other 

Lynn i>0\S C lub corporations 

Lynn District Epworth Associates, The (Wakefield) 

Lynn Hebrew Ladies Aid Association 

Lvnn Hebrew Ladies' Helping-Hand Society, The 
" (Lynn) 

Lynn Hebrew Protective Association 

Lynn Hospital Association 

Lynn Lasters' Aid Association, The 

Lynn Workingmen's Aid Association, in the city of Lynn 

Marblehead Marine Society, The 

Marblehead New England Lidustrial Home 

Maritime Provincial Association, The (Boston) 

Marketmen's Relief Association, The (Boston) 

Massachusetts Children's Protective Society (Boston) 

Massachusetts Deaf Mute Christian Association (Bos- 
ton) 

Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Company (Boston) 

Massachusetts English Cottage Hospital (Boston) 

Massachusetts Fraternal and Benevolent LTnion (Boston) 

Massachusetts Industrial Settlement, The (Cambridge 
and Boston) 

INIassachusetts Society for the aid of Emigrants 

Maternity, The (Boston) 

Mechanics and Workingmen's Charitable Cooperative 
Association of East Boston 

Mechanics and Workingmen's Cooperative Mercantile 
and Charitable Association No. 2 of East Boston and 
Vicinity 

Medford Visiting Nurse Association (Medford) 

Medical and Sanitary Aid Association, The (Westfield) 

Medical Attendance & Supply Company, The (Lowell) 

Melrose Board of Associated Charities 

Memorial Trust (Incorporated), The (Boston) 

Meonah Home for Fallen and Friendless Girls and 
Women, The (Boston) 

Meretz Progressive Association, The (Boston) 

Methuen Plumane Society 

Metropolitan Visiting Nursing Association, The (Chel- 
sea) 

Middlesex Hospital and Dispensary, The (Cambridge) 

Millet Sanatorium, Incorp. (East Bridgewater) 

Mirjams Benevolent Daughters of Boston 

Montefiore Home and Aid Society of Boston 



148 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 

and othel'' Momiiig Star Beneficial Society of New Bedford 

disTow""^ Musicians Aid Society (Boston) 

Mutual Medical Relief Association, The (Boston) 

National Boys Club Association, The (Springfield) 

National Welfare Society (Boston) 

New Bedford Coffee House Company, The 

New Bedford General Hospital 

New England Convalescent Rest Home, The (Boston) 

New England Country Home for Orphan and Homeless 

Children (Winchendon) 
New England Emigration Company (Boston) 
New England Hahnemann Association, The (Boston) 
New England Helping Hand Society (Boston) 
New England Masonic Relief Association (Holyoke) 
New England Skin and Cancer Hospital and Dispensary, 

The (Boston) 
New Hotel Help Association, The (Boston) 
Norfolk Dispensary Association (Boston) 
North End Hebrew Benevolent Association (Boston) 
Old Ladies Rest Association, The (Boston) 
Olette Relief Association (Boston) 
Open Air Camps Incorporated (Boston) 
Open Door, The (Lowell) 
Ostre Hebrew Marsho Society (Boston) 
Parental Home Association, The (Boston) 
Park and Downs Union Society (Quincy) 
Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul 

of Holyoke, Mass., The 
Paul Humane Society (Boston) 
Peace Society, The (Fall River) 
Pentecostal Home Association (Cambridge) 
Polish Charitable Home (Boston) 
Polonnoe Helping Society (Boston) 
Portland Benevolent Societ}', The 
Portland Marine Society, The 
Portuguese League of Assistance to the Consumptives 

(New Bedford) 
Pride of Copaigorod, Inc. (Boston) 
Pride of Israel of Ansha Asheshok (Boston) 
Prison Discipline Society (Boston) 
Protective Home Association, The (Boston) 
Protestant Episcopal School of the Diocese of Massa- 
chusetts, for Orphan Boys (Boston) 
Provident Medical Society of Massachusetts (Boston) 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 149 

Provident Wood Yard Corporation, (Boston) 2!d othol^ 

Public Hospital of Hyde Park, The (Boston) corporations 

Ramabai Association, The (Boston) 

Recc^•er Untershtizung Ferein (Boston) 

Red Cross Bureau, The (Boston) 

Red Cross Hospital Association (Chelsea) 

Relation Aid Association (Boston) 

Religious Charitable Society in the County of Worcester, 
The 

Revere District Nursing Association, The (Revere) 

Revere Firemen's Relief and Charitable Association 
(Revere) 

Rindge Hospital, The (Cambridge) 

Riverside Neighborhood House Association, The (Cam- 
bridge) 

Rockport Hospital Association (Rockport) 

Rockport Irish Benevolent Society 

Rose and Thistle Club, The (Adams) 

Roslindale Boys' Club Association (Boston) 

Round Hill Water Cure Retreat (Northampton) 

Roxbury Aid Society (Boston) 

Roxbury House Association 

Russian Ladies Aid Association (Boston) 

St. Anne's Infant Asylum and Lying-in Hospital 
(Boston) 

Saint Casimir Benevolent Society (Lynn) 

St. Francis De Sales Society of Charlestown 

Societe Saint-Jean Baptiste de la Ville de Holyoke, La 

St. John the Baptist Benevolent Society of Lowell, Mass. 
(Lowell) 

St. Joseph's Benevolent Society (Lawrence) 

St. Joseph's Benevolent Society of Lowell 

St. Mary's Lying-in Hospital (Boston) 

St. Mary's Male Orphan Asylum (Lowell) 

Saint Mary's Orphanage (Lowell) 

St. Mary's School and Asylum (Dedham) 

Saint Omer Hospital Corporation (Boston) 

St. Patrick's Benevolent Society (Cambridge) 

Saint Patrick's Religious, Educational and Charitable 
Association of Massachusetts (Watertown) 

St. Stanslaus Society (Fall River) 

Sailors' Snug Harbor and Old Man's Home in Salem 

Salem Nurses Benefit Association 

Salem Seaman's Bethel Society (Salem) 



150 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 

another" Salem Society of Deaf Mutes 

Sv^d?°* Salem Society for the Moral & Religious Instruction of 

the Poor 
Samaritan Asylum for Indigent Children (Boston) 
Sandy Maloney Midnight Mission, Inc. (Boston) 
Sashkover Untershtizung Ferain (Boston) 
Scandinavia Society (Gloucester) 
Sea Shore Home (Boston) 
Seamen's Bethel llelief Society (Boston) 
Seventh Day Adventist INIutual Aid Corporation, The 

(Lancaster) 
Shaw Institute or Asylum for Mariners Children (Bos- 
ton) 
Sheltering Arms, The (Lowell) 

Sisters of Charity of the House of Providence (Holyoke) 
Slavuta Aid Association (Boston) 
Smorgon Aid Association, The (Boston) 
Society Ahabath Achim Ansey Krakanova (Boston) 
Societe de Bienfaisance St. Jean Baptiste de South- 
bridge, Mass. 
Society for Burial of the Poor, of Roxbury (Boston) 
Society for employing the Female Poor (Boston) 
Societa Italiana di Mutuo Soccorso e Beneficenza Palma 

Augusta (Boston) 
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 

Newburyport, The 
Society for the Reduction of Infant Mortality (Boston) 
Societe de Bienfaisance Saint Jean-Baptiste de Mill- 
bury, Mass. 
Society for the relief of Aged Women in Salem 
Society for the Relief of the Sick Poor of Roxbury, The 
Societe Saint Jean-Baptiste de Fall River 
Societe Saint Jean-Baptiste de Secours Mutuel of Boston 
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Particular Council of 

Lynn (Lynn) 
Society Sons of David (Boston) 
Societa Venezia di Mutuo Soccorso (Springfield) 
Somerville Charity Club, The 

Somerville Guild of vSomerville, Massachusetts, The 
South Boston Charitable Workingmen's Association 
South Boston Hebrew Association 
Springfield City Hospital 
Standard Company of Actors, The (Boston) 
Stoklesok Aid Association (Boston) 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 151 

Street Cleaning Department Employees Protective charitable 
Association, The (Boston) corporations 

Students Home Association, The (Boston) dissolved. 

Supreme Employment Bureau, The (Worcester) 

Swedish Young Women's Benevolent Association (Bos- 
ton) 

Tailors' Benevolent Society (Boston) 

Temple of Honor Beneficial Association of Massachusetts 
(Worcester) 

Union Charitable Society in Salem 

Union for Christian Work 

Union St. Jean Baptiste of Fitchburg, Mass. 

Union Veteran Army and Mutual Aid Association, The 
(Boston) 

United Brothers Sick Support Society, The (Plymouth) 

United Hebrew Iron Workers Association (Boston) 

United Hebrew Workers' Aid Association, The (Pea- 
body) 

United Hospital and Dispensary (Boston) 

United Sisters of America (Boston) 

United Sons of Jacob (Fall River) 

United Syrian Charitable Society (Boston) 

Universal Faculty Rupture Cure Company (Boston) 

Uxbridge Hibernian Benevolent Aid Society 

Veteran Spiritualists Union (Boston) 

Victorian Diamond Festival Association, The (Boston) 

Vineyard Haven Sanatarium, The (Tisbury) 

W^age Earners' Emergency and General Co-operative 
Hospital Association, The (Boston) 

Walon Leimu (Rockport) 

Walpole Boys' Club 

Waltham Boys P. M. M. Club, The 

Waltham Hebrew Association 

Waltham Invalid Aid Association, The (Waltham) 

Waltham Young Men's Christian Union 

W^ashingtonian Society (Pembroke) 

Webster Hall Association, The (Mansfield) 

West End Gemilath Chesed Association (Boston) 

West End Ladies Aid Association (Boston) 

W^hite Cross Aid and Hospital Association (Boston) 

Whitefield Home for Indigent Children, The (Cam- 
bridge) 

William Lloyd Garrison Memorial Association and Home 
for Aged Persons, The (Boston) 



152 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 157. 

and other** Wilno Ladlcs Somech Noflim Association (Boston) 

Sved""' Winchester Hospital, The (Winchester) 

Woman's Charitable Association of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church of New England, The (Boston) 
Women's Economical Garden Homestead League (Bos- 
ton) 
Women's Educational and Industrial Society (Fall River) 
Worcester Hebrew Gmiled Chased Society (Worcester) 
Worcester Home for Consumptives Corporation 
Worcester Homeopathic Hospital and Dispensary Asso- 
ciation 
Worcester Saint Andrews Benefit Society 
Workers Co-operative Association, The (Boston) 
Workers' Guild, The (Boston) 
Working People's Aid Society, The (Boston) 
World in Boston, Inc., The (Boston) 
Young Ladies Ostrow Marshoha Mevaker Cheliem As- 
sociation (Boston) 
Young Men's Benevolent Society (Boston) 
Young Men's Christian Association of Chicopee Massa- 
chusetts, The 
Young Men's Christian Association of Cliftondale, The 

(Saugus) 
Young Men's Christian Association of Clinton, Massa- 
chusetts, The 
Young Mens Christian Association of Leominster INIas- 

sachusetts, The 
Young Men's Christian Association of Methuen, The 
Young ]\Ien's Christian Association of Nahant 
Young Men's Christian Association of Waltham, Massa- 
chusetts, The 
Young Men's Christian Association of Watertowm, Mas- 
sachusetts, The 
Young Mens Christian Association of Westboro', Mass. 
Young Mens Hebrew Association of Medford 
Young Women's Christian Association of Nantucket, 

The 
Young Women's Cliristlan Association of Waltham, 

Massachusetts 
Young Womens Hebrew Charitable Association (Boston) 
Young Women's Phillis Wheatley Union, The (Boston) 
Yurberig Benevolent Association (Boston) 
Zitomir Benevolent Association (Boston) 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 158. 153 

Section 2. Nothing in tliis act shall be construed to Pending suits 

affect any suit now pending by or against any corporation etc.* *"^ '^ ' 

mentioned herein, 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 any corporation previously dissolved, 

or to make valid any defective organization of any of the 

supposed corporations mentioned herein. 

Section 3. Suits upon choses in actions arising out of Proceedings in 
11 '11 • 1-111 ^^^^ "P°" 

contracts sold or assigned by any corporation dissolved by choses m 

this act may be brought or prosecuted in the name of the brought, etc. 
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 the corporation, had it not 
been dissolved by this act. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajyproved March 8, 1917. 



[1913, 703; 1916, 191, Spec] 

An Act relating to the widening of bridge street in 

THE city of SALEM. 



C/iap. 158 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 
Section 1. Section four of chapter seven hundred and i9i3, 703, §4, 

1 PI PI 'iiiii* amended. 

three or the acts or the year nineteen hundred and thirteen 
is hereby amended by striking out all after the word "com- 
missioners", in the sixth line, and by inserting in place 
thereof the words : — shall reimbm-se said city on account 
of said expense in such amount as the county commissioners 
may determine, not exceeding however forty per cent of 
the expense, — so as to read as follows: — Section 4- Upon city of Saiem 
the completion of the said work, the said city shall file in the reimbC?sed"or 
office of the county commissioners for the county of Essex, ^i'igenin"* 
a detailed statement certified by the city council of Salem, Bridge street. 
of the actual expense of the said widening, including the 
costs of construction and land damages; and upon such 
filing the county commissioners shall reimburse said city 
on account of said expense in such amount as the county 
commissioners may determine, not exceeding however forty 
per cent of the expense. 



154 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 159. 



1913, 703, § 8, 
amended. 



City of Salem 

Bridge Street 

Loan, 

Act of 1917. 



Certain 

authority 

rescinded. 



Section 2. Said chapter seven hundred and three is 
hereby further amended by striking out section eight and 
inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 8. The 
city, for the purpose of paying any expenses or liability in- 
curred by it under this act and for the purpose of paying 
any notes which have already, or may hereafter be issued 
by the city in payment of expenses incurred hereunder, may 
issue from time to time bonds or notes to such an amount 
as may be required not exceeding one hundred thousand 
dollars. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words. City of Salem Bridge Street Loan, Act of 1917, 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 anj'- subsequent year. 
Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a 
separate loan. The said securities shall bear interest at a 
rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually, and shall be signed by the treasurer 
of the city and countersigned by the mayor. The city may 
sell the said securities at public or private sale, upon such 
terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but not for 
less than their par value, and the proceeds shall be used 
only for the purpose herein specified. 

Section 3. The authority conferred on the said city by 
said chapter seven hundred and three to take more land 
than was needed for widening Bridge street is hereby re- 
scinded, the authority not having been exercised. 

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

Aiyproved March 8, 1917. 



[1881, 169; 1884. 182; 1886, 200; 1887, 49; 1888, 406; 1890, 144, 146; 1892, 182; 1893, 377; 1897, 
144; 1900, 278; 1906, 152; 1908, 93, 113; 1911, 16, 197; 1912, 314, 374; 1913, 387.] 

Chap. 159 An Act rel.\tive to primary elections in the city of 

MALDEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twelve of chapter three hundred and fourteen of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, as amended 
by section two of chapter three hundred and eighty-seven of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing: — provided, however, that if at the expiration of the 



1912, 314, § 12, 
etc., amended. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 159. 155 

time for filing stcatements of candidates to be voted for at any 
city primary election not more than twice as many such 
statements have been filed with the city clerk for the 
office of mayor or school committee as there are persons 
to be elected to said offices respectively, then the candidates 
whose statements have thus been filed shall be deemed to 
have been nominated for said offices respectively, and their 
names shall be used at such annual or special city election, 
and the city clerk shall not print said names upon the ballot 
to be used at said primary election, and no other nomination 
or nominations for said offices shall be made. And if in any 
ward at the expiration of the time for filing statements of 
candidates to be voted for at any city primary election not 
more than twice as many such statements have been filed 
with the city clerk for the offices of alderman or councilman 
as there are persons to be elected to said offices respectively, 
then the candidates whose statements have thus been filed 
shall be deemed to have been nominated for said offices 
respectively, and their names shall be printed on the official 
ballot to be used at such annual or special city election, and 
the city clerk shall not print said names upon the ballot to 
be used at said primary election, and no other nominations 
for said offices shall be made. And if it shall appear that 
no names are to be printed upon the official ballot to be 
used at any city primary election in any ward or wards of 
the city, then no primary election shall be held in any such 
ward or wards, — so as to read as follows: — Section 12. Persons re- 
The two persons receiving at a city primary election the number of 
highest number of votes for nomination for an office shall be marfeif iifMai- 
the candidates and the only candidates for that office whose dfdates'aV*"" 
names shall be printed on the official ballots to be used at '''action. 
the annual or special city election for the making of nomina- 
tions 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 candidates 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 candi- Tie vote. 
dates for nomination receiving the smallest number of votes. 



156 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 160. 

which, but for the tie vote, would entitle the person receiv- 
ing such 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 candi- 
dates to a number exceeding twice the number to be elected : 
Proviso. provided, however, that if at the expiration of the time for 

filing statements of candidates to be voted for at any city 
primary election not more than twice as many such state- 
ments have been filed with the city clerk for the office of 
mayor or school committee as there are persons to be elected 
to said offices respectively, then the candidates whose state- 
ments have thus been filed shall be deemed to have been 
nominated for said offices respectively, and their names 
shall be used at such annual or special city election, and the 
city clerk shall not print said names upon the ballot to be 
used at said primary election, and no other nomination or 
nominations for said offices shall be made. And if in any 
ward at the expiration of the time for filing statements of 
candidates to be voted for at any city primary election not 
more than twice as many such statements have been filed 
with the city clerk for the offices of alderman or councilman 
as there are persons to be elected to said offices respectively, 
then the candidates whose statements have thus been filed 
shall be deemed to have been nominated for said offices re- 
spectively, and their names shall be printed on the official 
ballot to be used at such annual or special city election, and 
the city clerk shall not print said names upon the ballot to 
be used at said primary election, and no other nominations 
for said offices shall be made. And if it shall appear that no 
names are to be printed upon the official ballot to be used 
at any city primary election in any ward or wards of the 
city, then no primary election shall be held in any such ward 
or wards. Approved March 8, 1917. 

[1917, 180, Spec.) 



Cha'p.lQiO An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay an 

ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF JOHN A. MULLEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
City of Boston SECTION 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 
annuity to pay to the widow of Johu A. Mullen, who was for many 
a! Mullen. years chief of the fire department of said city, an annuity 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. IGl, 162. 157 

not exceediiio; three hundred dollars, payable in eqnal 
monthly instalments, so long as she remains unmarried. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by the city council of the city of Boston, with the approval council, etc. 
of the mayor: jyrmyided, that such acceptance and approval Proviso. 
occiu* prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current 
year. Approved March S, 1917. 

[Accepted March 27, 1917] 



[1891, 199; 1897, 171; 1905, 76.] 

An Act to authorize the state street trust company r'L^^ 151 
TO hold real estate. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The State Street Trust Company, incor- state street 
porated by chapter one hundred and ninety-nine of the acts pany*ma:^hoid 
of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, under the 'eai estate. 
name of the State Street Safe Deposit and Trust Company 
which was changed to the present name, by chapter one 
hundred and seventy-one of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and ninety-seven, is hereby authorized to hold real 
estate in the city of Boston, suitable for the transaction of 
its business, to an amount not exceeding one million five 
hundred thousand dollars in value. 

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

Aj) proved March 10, 1017. 



An Act ivl\king an appropriation for the maintenance nhn^ iao 

OF THE LYMAN SCHOOL FOR BOYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred thirty- Appropriation, 
seven thousand five hundred and eighty dollars is hereby for™oys^°'*°°' 
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 
seventeen. 

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

Approved March 12, 1917. 



158 Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 163, 164, 165. 



Chap.lQS An Act iviaklng appropriations for the maintenance 

OF THE RUTLAND STATE SANATORIUM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Appropriationa, Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 

Rutland state .ini • pi-mii 

sanatorium. appropriated, for the manitenance or the Rutland state 
sanatorium, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and seventeen, to 
wit: — 

From the receipts of said sanatorium novr in the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth, the sum of fifty-seven thou- 
sand five hundred forty-sLx dollars and sixty-two cents; 
^ and from the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordi- 

nary revenue, a sum not exceeding one hundred forty-three 
thousand four hundred fifty-three dollars and thirty-eight 
cents. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 12, 1917. 

Chap. 164: An Act making appropriations for the maintenance 

OF THE NORTH READING STATE SANATORIUM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

wons^North Section 1. Tile sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 

Reading state appropriated, for the maintenance of the North Reading 
state sanatorium, during the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen, to wit : — 

From the receipts of said sanatorium now in the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth, the sum of twenty-nine thousand 
four hundred twenty dollars and seventy-nine cents; and 
from the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary 
revenue, a sum not exceeding seventy-three thousand 
seventy-nine dollars and twenty-one cents. 

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

Approved March 12, 1917. 

Chap.W5 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

OF THE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR BOYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Appropriation. Section 1. A sum iiot cxceediiig eighty-seven thou- 
Bchooi for boys, sand three hundred dollars is hereby appropriated, to be 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 166. 159 

paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the 
ordinary revenue, for the maintenance of the in(histrial 
school for boys, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and seventeen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 12, 1917. 

[1916, 261, Spec] 

An Act relative to preferential voting at city (Jfidj) IQQ 

ELECTIONS IN NEWTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section four of chapter two hundred and fi^^eVcfed 
sixty-one of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and sixteen is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"express", in the fifteenth line, the words: — provided, 
however, that when there are but three candidates for any 
oflfice, the ballot shall provide columns for first and second 
choice only for that office, and where there are fewer than 
three candidates for any office, all columns but one and all 
reference to choice for that office may be omitted, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 4- The ballots shall be in sub- Preferential 
stantially the following form : — At the top of each group electioM^n *^ 
of candidates for an office shall be stated the number to be ^^^aUot's!"'^™ 
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": pro- Proviso. 
vided, however, that when there are but three candidates for 
any office, the ballot shall provide columns for first and 
second choice only for that office, and where there are fewer 
than three candidates for any office, all columns but one 
and all reference to choice for that office may be omitted. 

Instrnctions. — To vote for any person make a cross (X) bl![ots"^ °^ 
in the square in the appropriate column according to your 
choice, at the right of the name voted for. Do not vote for 



160 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 166. 



Same subject. 



1916, 261 (S.), 
§ 5, amended. 



Counting of 
ballots. 



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 2. Section five of said chapter two hundred 
and sixty-one is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"column", in the twenty-fourth line, the words: — If a 
choice is expressed after the name of but one candidate for 
a given office, that choice shall be counted as a first choice 
for such candidate, regardless of the column in which it is 
marked, — so as to read as follows: — Section 5. As soon 
as the polls are closed, the precinct officers shall immediately 
open the ballot boxes, take therefrom and count the ballots 
in open view, and enter the total 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 pro- 
vided 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 
candidates, and all votes in the second-choice column of the 
ballot in question for that office 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. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 167, 168. 161 

all votes upon tlie ballot, in question for that office shall be Same subject. 
counted as if marked in the third column. 

If a choice is expressed after the name of but one candi- 
date for a given office, that choice shall be counted as a first 
choice for such candidate, regardless of the column in which 
it is marked. 

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 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 12, 1917. 

An Act al^king appropriations for the expenses of (jhn-rj jgy 

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- chusetts^TOni- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the expenses of biJnd"" ^°^ *'^^ 
the ]\Iassachusetts commission for the blind, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, to wit : — 

For the maintenance of the industries under the control Maintenance 

. . T p r> 1 1 °' industries. 

or the commission, a sum not exceeding lorty-five thousand 
three hundred and fifty-four dollars. 

For general administration, furnishing information, in- General 
dustrial and educational aid,' and for carrying out the other ^^^o^^^^'""' 
provisions of the act establishing the commission, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-nine thousand six hundred and forty- 
six dollars. 

For the instruction of the adult blind in their homes, a instruction in 
sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. homes. 

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

Approved March 12, 1917. 

An Act al^king appropriations for the maintenance V^j i^o 

OF the MASSACHUSETTS HOSPITAL SCHOOL. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, for the maintenance of the Massachusetts chusette"**^' 

hospital school. 



162 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 169, 170. 



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

From the receipts of said school now in the treasury of the 
commonwealth, the sum of forty-three thousand eighty- 
three dollars and twenty-one cents; and from the treasury 
of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-one thousand six hundred twenty-six dollars 
and seventy-nine cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take efl^ect upon its passage. 

Approved March 12, 1917. 



Appropria- 
tions, West- 
field state 
sanatorium. 



Chap.l&d An Act making appropriations for the maintenance 

OF THE WESTFIELD STATE SANATORIUM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, for the maintenance of the Westfield state 
sanatorium, diu'ing the fiscal year ending on the thir- 
tieth day of November, nineteen hiuidred and seventeen, 
to wit: — 

From the receipts of said sanatorium now in the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth, the sum of forty-six thousand 
six hundred eighty dollars and sixty-two cents; and from 
the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary reve- 
nue, a sum not exceeding ninety-four thousand six hundred 
fifty-eight dollars and thirty-eight cents. 

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

Approved March 12, 1917. 



Chap.170 An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to 

INCUR indebtedness FOR THE PURPOSE OF PURCHAS- 
ING LAND AND ERECTING AND EQUIPPING A MUNICIPAL 
HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford, for the purpose 
of piu^chasing land and erecting thereon a municipal hospital, 
and for equipping the same, may incur indebtedness, in 
excess of the statutory limit, to an amount not exceeding two 
hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
therefor. Such bonds or notes shall be denominated on the 
face thereof. New Bedford Municipal Hospital Loan, Act of 
1917, shall be signed by the treasurer of the city, and counter- 



City of New 
Bedford may 
borrow money 
to purchase 
land and erect 
a municipal 
hospital. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 171, 172. 163 

signed by the nicayor, shall bear interest at a rate not exceed- 
ing fonr and one half per cent per annnm, and shall be pay- 
able by such annual pa\mients, beginning not more than 
one year after the date thereof, as will extinguish each loan 
within twenty years after its date. The amount of such 
annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be less 
than the amount of the principal of the loan payable in any 
subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes 
shall constitute a separate loan. The city may sell the said 
securities at public or private sale, upon such terms and 
conditions as it may deem proper, but not for less than 
their par value. 

Section 2. The city, at the time of authorizing the said Jo^r""'*'^ 
loan, shall provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
paATnents as will extinguish the same within the time pre- 
scribed in this act, and when such provision has been made, 
the amount required therefor shall, without further vote, 
annually be assessed by the assessors of the city, in the same 
manner as other taxes, until the said debt is extinguished. 

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

Approved March 12, 1917. 

An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance Chap.171 
OF the state industrial school for girls. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding eighty-five thousand ^tafemdusSi 
eighty-five dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of sfi'^oi for girls. 
the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
for the maintenance of the state industrial school for girls, 
during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of No- 
vember, nineteen hundred and seventeen. 

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

Approved March 12, 1917. 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance Chap. 172 

OF THE NORFOLK STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropna- 
appropriated, for the maintenance of the Norfolk state hos- statl'hos^pitei. 
pital, including the out-patient departments, during the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen, to wit: — 



164 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 173. 



ity I 
Bedford may 
borrow money 
to purchase 
land and con- 
struct school- 
housea. 



From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonweahh, the sum of thirty-three hundred eighty- 
one dollars and seven cents; and from the treasury of the 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred thirty-six thousand three hundred 
eighteen dollars and ninety-three cents. 

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

Approved March 12, 1917. 

[1903, 385; 1904, 298; 1907, 185; 1908, 184; 1909, 143, 144; 1910, 233; 1911, 123; 1916, 131, Spec.] 

Chap. 17S An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to 

INCUR INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PURCHASING 
LAND AND CONSTRUCTING AND FURNISHING SCHOOL- 
HOUSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford, for the purpose 
of purchasing land, and constructing thereon one or more 
schoolhouses, and for the furnishing of the same, 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. Such bonds or notes 
shall be denominated on the face thereof, New Bedford 
Schoolhouse Loan, Act of 1917, shall be signed by the treas- 
urer 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 in such annual payments, 
beginning not more than one year after the date thereof, as 
will extinguish each loan within twenty years after its date. 
The amount of such annual payment of any loan in any 
year shall not be less than the amount of the principal of 
the loan payable in any subsequent year. Each authorized 
issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate loan. The 
city may sell the said securities at public or private sale, 
upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but 
not for less than their par value. 

Section 2. The city, at the time of authorizing the said 
loan, shall provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
payments as will extinguish the same within the time pre- 
scribed in this act, and when such provision has been made, 
the amount required therefor shall, without further vote, 
annually be assessed by the assessors of the city, in the same 
manner as other taxes, until the said debt is extinguished. 

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

Approved March 12, 1917. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 174, 175. 165 



An Act to authorize the city of salem to pension Chap.174: 

RAYMOND L. NEWCOMB. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Salem is hereby authorized to city of saiem 
pay in monthly instalments to Raymond L. Newcomb, for RaymondT 
many years a clerk and agent of the board of health of Newcomb. 
said city, and now incapacitated, an annual pension not 
exceeding six hundred and fifty dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by the city council of Salem, with the approval of the mayor: council, etc! ^ 
'promded, that such acceptance and approval occur before Proviso. 
the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved March 12, 1917. 

[1895, 487; 1901, 494; 1907, 455; 1911, 226; 1912, 671.] 

An Act to authorize the town of dighton to supply ffiart 175 
itself with water and to sell water to adjoining 
towns. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The town of Dighton may supply itself and D°Jhto°n may 
its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of fires supply itseif 

with Wixtcr etc. 

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, except that said town 
shall not distribute water or lay water mains or conduits in 
any part of the North Dighton Fire District which may 
already be supplied with water, unless duly authorized by 
vote of said district, or unless said town shall have acquired 
by purchase or by right of eminent domain the water mains, 
pipes and conduits laid therein from the owners thereof, as 
provided by section three of this act. 

Section 2. Said town is authorized to sell water at the May seii to 
town line to any adjoining town or to any water or fire tow°ns,'etc. 
district situated within any adjoining town, at such price -■ 

as ma}' be agreed upon by the water commissioners of the 
town of Dighton, hereinafter provided, and the duly author- 
ized officials of the town or district purchasing the water. 

Section 3. The town of Dighton is also authorized to May purchase 
purchase, or take by right of eminent domain, all pipes, con- ^^^' "'''""*' 
duits, mains and other works for the conveyance or distribu- 
tion of water in the said town belonging to any person or 



166 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 175. 



Price to be 
paid for works 
acquired, etc. 



May take 
certain lands, 
water sources, 
etc. 



Provisos. 



May erect 
structures, 
lay pipes, etc. 



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 com- 
missioners of the town of Dighton, another by the person 
or corporation owning the property acquired, or to be ac- 
quired, by the town, and the third by the two so chosen. 
In case the 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 except the waters of Wading 
river, sometimes called Three Mile river, 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, that the town shall 
not interfere with the flow of or change the course of Wading 
or Three Mile river; aiid provided, also, that no source of 
water supply and no lands necessary for preserving the 
quality of the water shall be acquired without first obtaining 
the advice and approval of the state department of health, 
and that the 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 con- 
struct on the lands acquired or held under the provisions of 
this act, proper dams, reservoirs, standpipes, tanks, build- 
ings, fixtures and other structures, and may make excava- 
tions, procure and operate machinery, and provide such 
other means and appliances, and do such other things, 
as may reasonably be necessary for the establishment and 
maintenance of complete and effective water works; and for 
that purpose may construct wells and reservoirs, and estab- 
lish pumping works, and may construct, lay and maintain 
aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works under and over 
any land, water courses, railroads, railways and public or 
other ways, and along such ways in the town of Dighton, 
in such manner as not unnecessarilv to obstruct the same; 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 175. 167 

and for the purpose of constructing, laying, maintaining. Same subject. 
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 the said ways shall be subject to the 
direction of the selectmen of the town of Dighton. Said 
town shall not enter upon, construct or lay any conduits, 
pipes or other works within the location of any railroad cor- 
poration, except at such time and in such manner as it may 
agree upon with such corporation, or in case of failure so 
to agree, as may be approved by the public service com- 
mission. 

Section 5. Said town shall, within ninety days after Description of 
the taking of any lands, rights of way, water rights, water itc.^ ^^be"' 
sources or easements, as aforesaid, file and cause to be re- ""ecorded. 
corded in the registry of deeds for the northern district 
of the county of Bristol, a description thereof sufficiently 
specific 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 lands, 
rights or easements acquired under the provisions of this 
act shall vest in the town of Dighton, and the land so ac- 
quired may be managed, improved and controlled by the 
board of water commissioners, hereinafter provided 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, how 
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 withdrawal or diversion of the 
water, or the doing of other injury, under authority of this 
act; but no such application shall be made after the expira- 
tion 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 



168 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 175. 



Town to vote 
amount of 
water to be 
taken, etc. 



Town of 
Dighton Water 
Loan, Act of 
1917. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Penalty for 
polluting 
water, etc. 



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 one hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their 
face the words, Town of Dighton Water Loan, Act of 1917, 
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 
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 8. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provide for the pajTnent 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 taxes, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is 
extinguished. 

Section 9. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- 
lutes or diverts any water taken or held under this act. 



Special Acts, 1917. —Chap. 175. 169 

or injures any structure, Avork 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 Water commis- 

,,.1 .• j1*1j_i ^ • xl J. sioners, election, 

act, at the same meetmg at which the act is accepted or at term, etc. 
a subsequent 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 
commissioners; and thereafter at every annual town meet- 
ing 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 regula- 
tions as the town may impose by its vote. A majority of the Quorum, 
commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction 
of business. Any vacancy, occurring in the board from any vacancies. 
cause, may be filled by the town for the remainder of the 
unexpired term 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 ap- 
pointed shall hold office until the town fills the vacancy in 
the manner provided herein. If the town does not elect a selectmen to 
board of water commissioners, the board of selectmen shall ^''*' '^*'®"- 
constitute the board of water commissioners. 

Section 11. Said commissioners shall fix just and To fix water 
equitable prices and rates for the use of water, and shall 
prescribe the time and manner of pajTnent. 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 ^°^ ^pp'i^d. 
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 mone}' shall be expended in new construction by the 



170 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 176. 



To make 
annual report. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



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 of the condition of the works 
under their charge and an account of their doings, including 
an account of receipts and expenditiu'es. 

Section 12. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority of the voters of the town of Dighton 
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. Approved March 12, 1917. 



Chap. 17 6 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

EXPENSES OF THE BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF NURSES. 

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 of the board of registration of niu-ses, for the fis- 
cal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and seventeen: proinded, that the expenditures au- 
thorized by this act are not in excess of the receipts for 
registration paid into the treasury of the commonwealth 
during the current year, to wit : — 

For the salaries of members, the sum of twenty-one 
hundred dollars. 

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

For clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars. 

For printing, postage, office supplies and contingent ex- 
penses, including printing the annual report, and for rent of 
rooms outside the state house, a sum not exceeding thirteen 
hundred dollars. 

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

Approved March 13, 1017. 



Appropria- 
tions, board of 
registration of 
nurses. 



Proviso. 



Members, 
salaries. 



Travelling 
expen.ses. 

Clerical 
assistance. 

Printing, 
postage, etc. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 177, 178. 171 



An Act to providp: for the reinstatement of dominick (^/^^r) 177 

J. IIARKINS IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT OF THE 
CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The commissioner of public works in tlie city of F?oston 
city of Boston, with the approval of the mayor, is hereby ijom^nlcf j'*' 
authorized to reinstate Dominick J. Ilarkins in the depart- pubHJ,"works 
ment of public works, without examination, at any time department. 
prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

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

Approved March 13, 1917. 



[1896, 479; 1897, 194; 1898, 276; 1902, 167; 1904, 196; 1910, 308; 1913, 131. 767.] 

An Act to authorize the city of fall river to incur nh„jj 1 7c 
indebtedness for the purpose of sewer construc- 
tion. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Fall River, for the purpose of ^|*;^e°La''" 
sewer construction in Shove street in that city, may incur borrow money 
indebtedness, in excess of the statutory limit, to an amount TOnstrlicUon. 
not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, and may from time to 
time issue bonds or notes therefor, to be denominated on the 
face thereof, Fall River Sewer Loan, Act of 1917. Such Fail River 
bonds or notes shall be signed b}^ the treasurer of the city AcTof mT' 
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 from its date. 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 Payment of 
said loan or loans, shall provide for the payment thereof in '°^°" 
such annual payments as will extinguish the same within 
the time prescribed herein, and when such provision has 



172 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 179. 



4" sse°d i^i''' been made, the amount required therefor shall annually, 

other taxes. 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 March 13, 1917. 



City of FaU 
River may 
borrow addi- 
tional money 
for school 
purposes. 



Fall River 
School Loan, 
Act of 1917. 



[1892, 367; 1893, 449; 1897, 191; 1899, 300; 1900, 155; 1903. 127, 335; 1907, 338; 1009, 179; 
1910, 186, 189; 1914. 225.] 

Chap.179 An Act to authorize the city of fall river to incur 

ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloius: 

Section 1. The city of Fall River, for the purpose of 
purchasing or otherwise acquiring land, and of constructing 
school buildings thereon, and of equipping new buildings, 
may incur indebtedness in excess of the statutory limit to 
an amount not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars, 
and may issue bonds or notes therefor, to be denominated 
on the face thereof. Fall River School Loan, Act of 1917. 
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 the date thereof, as will ex- 
tinguish each loan within twenty years after its date. The 
amount of such annual payment of any loan in any year shall 
not be less than the amount of the principal of the loan 
payable in any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of 
bonds or notes shall constitute a separate loan. The city 
may sell the said securities at public or private sale, upon 
such terms and conditions as it may deem proper; but they 
shall not be sold for less than their par value. 

Section 2. The city, at the time of authorizing the said 
loan or loans, 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 fur- 
ther vote, annually be assessed by the assessors of the city, 
in the same manner in which other taxes are assessed, 
until the said debt is extinguished. 

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

Approved March 13, 1017. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Amount to be 
assessed like 
other taxes. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 180, 181. 173 



[1917, 159, Spec] 

An Act to abolish the office of city auditor of the (jhnr) i en 

CITY OF IVL\LDEN AND TO ESTABLISH THE OFFICE OF CON- ^' 

TROLLEK OF ACCOUNTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of city auditor of the city of ?Jie'r''Jf''°"' 
jMalden is hereby abolished and the office of controller of fi^^"*,^ ''^^'^^ 
accounts of the city of Maiden is hereby established. Maiden. 

Section 2. The controller of accounts shall have all the Powers and 
powers and duties now conferred or imposed by law upon ^^^^^' 
the office of city auditor. lie shall have charge and over- 
sight of the accounts and bookkeeping of the city of Mai- 
den and of the various departments thereof, and shall have 
such other powers and duties as the city council may by 
ordinance prescribe. 

Section 3. The present city auditor of the city of Mai- ^^S td* Lid 
den shall hold the office of controller of accounts until °^°''/g°/ j"" 
the first day of IVIarch in the }"ear nineteen hundred and 
nineteen, unless sooner removed as hereinafter provided. 
During the month of January or February in the year nine- Election of 
teen hundred and nineteen and in every third year there- ^"'^''®^^''- 
after the city council by concurrent vote shall elect a con- 
troller of accounts whose term of office shall be three years 
from the first day of IMarch next succeeding his election. 
Every incumbent of said office shall hold office until his 
successor is chosen and qualified, but may be removed by 
the city council at any time for cause. A vacancy may be 
filled by the city council at any time. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by the city council of said city, with the approval of the TOuncfi.^^etc!*^^ 
mayor. Approved March 13, 1917. 

[1917,308, Spec.] 

11888, 374; 1889, 228, 346; 1890, 69, 82, 85, 2.53; 1891, 380; 1892, 149; 1897, 172; 1900, 114, 
115, 224; 1914, 372; 1915, 71, Spec, 171, Spec] 

An Act to consolidate the offices of city clerk and Chav. 1^1 

CLERK OF THE CITY COUNCIL IN THE CITY OF WOBURN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city clerk of the city of Woburn shall SSnd"'*^ 
act as the clerk of the citv council of the city, and shall re- derkofcity 

p " 1 ' . 1 • 111 council m 

ceive as compensation tor his services as such city clerk the Woburn con- 
salaries established by ordinance for both said offices. so i a e . 



174 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 182. 



Repeal. 



To ])e sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



Section 2. So much of section eleven of chapter one 
hundred and seventy-two of the acts of the .>'ear eighteen 
hundred and ninety-seven as is inconsistent herewith is 
hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of said city, with the approval of the 
mayor. Approved March 13, 1917. 

[1917, 182, Spec] 



1897, 172 § 20, 
ameuded. 



[1917, 181, Spec.] 

Chap. 182 An Act relative to the passage of ordinan.ces 

AFFECTING THE SALARIES OF CERTAIN OFFICERS IN THE 
CITY OF WOBURN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty of chapter one hundred and 
sevent3'-two of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-seven is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"remuneration", in the sixth line, the words: — shall receive 
its final passage by the city council after the last day of 
September, and no such ordinance, — and by inserting 
after the word "passed", in the seventh line, the words: — 
Every such proposed ordinance shall 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, at least 
ten days before its final passage, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 20. The city council shall establish by 
ordinance the salaries or remuneration of the offices created 
by this act, in case the same are not fixed herein, and of 
such other offices as may hereafter be created; and no 
ordinance of the city council changing any such salary or 
remuneration shall receive its final passage by the city 
council after the last day of September, and no such ordi- 
nance shall take effect until the municipal year succeeding 
that in which the ordinance is passed. Every such proposed 
ordinance shall be published once in full in at least one 
newspaper of the city, and in any additional manner that 
may be provided by ordinance, at least ten days before its 
final passage. Such salaries shall be in full for all services 
rendered the city by the incumbents of the respective offices 
in the discharge of the duties thereof. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the city council of said city, with the approval of 
the mayor. Approved March 13, 1917. 



City council of 
Woburn to 
establish 
salaries, etc., 
of certain 
officers. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 183, 184. 175 



An Act to authorize the city of malden to pay an Chap. 183 

ANNUITY to the WIDOW OF GEORGE II. BUTLER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUowfi: 

Section 1. The city of Maiden is hereby authorized to city of Maiden 
pay to Annie A. Butler, widow of George H. Butler, late ^miUy^o" 
chief of the fire department of that city, who was seriously BuUer."^' 
injured in the discharge of his duty and shortly thereafter 
died, a sum not exceeding twenty-five dollars a month for 
a period of five years: provided, that payments hereunder Proviso. 
shall cease in case of her re-marriage. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the city to be sub- 
council of said city and shall take effect upon its acceptance TOuncii, etc. ^ 
by a two thirds vote of the members present and voting 
in each branch, with the approval of the mayor. 

Approved March 13, 1917. 



[1917, 115, Spec] 

An Act relative to assistant assessors in the city of (JJkiy, 184 
new bedford. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter two of the acts of the year eighteen i857, 2 § 5, 
hundred and fifty-seven is hereby amended by striking out ^'"''"'*'"^- 
the last paragraph and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: — During the year nineteen hundred and seventeen, Appointment 
the board of assessors of the city of New Bedford shall aLelsorafn 
appoint six suitable persons, for the term of one year, one New Bedford. 
from each ward, to be assistant assessors; and annually 
thereafter twelve suitable persons, two from each ward, 
residents of the city of New Bedford shall be appointed 
assistant assessors by said board for such term as the board 
may determine. The said assistants shall furnish the assessors 
with such information as they may require relative to the 
persons and property taxable in the city of New Bedford. 
They shall receive for their services such compensation per 
diem as the city council may determine. In making the 
said appointments named herein, the board of assessors 
shall not be subject to the provisions of the civil service^ 
laws and regulations. Approved March 13, 1917. 

[1917, 272, Spec] 



176 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 185, 186, 187. 



C hap. 1S5 An Act to authorize the city of everett to pay an 

ANNUITY TO COLUIVIBUS COREY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
maypiy^aT'" Section 1. The City of Everett is hereby authorized to 

annuity to 
Columbus 
Corey. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
city council, 
etc. 



retire and pay annually to Columbus Corey, an assessor of 
that city, a sum not exceeding one half of his present com- 
pensation, so long as he lives. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city, with the approval of the 
mayor. Approved March 13, 1917. 



Public service 
commission to 
investigate 
necessity of 
street railway 
service in 
Pleasant atreet, 
Boston. 



[1911,591; 1916, 153, Spec] 

C/iap.l86 An Act to establish street railway service in 
pleasant street in the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The public service commission is hereby 
directed to investigate forthwith by a public hearing or 
hearings, the necessity and convenience to the general 
public of street railway service in Pleasant street in the city 
of Boston, the said street having been widened under the 
authority of chapter five hundred and ninety-one of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, and provision 
having been made for railway service therein by chapter one 
hundred and fifty-three of the Special Acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and sixteen. 

Section 2. If the public service commission shall find 
that public necessity and convenience so require, the com- 
mission shall take such action as may be necessary promptly 
to establish street railway service in the said street. 

{The foregoing ivas laid before the governor on the seventh 
day of March, 1917, 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.) 



May establish 
such service. 



[1898, 408; 1910, 496.] 

Chap. 187 An Act to authorize the city of kwvrence to incur 
indebtedness for school purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

City of Law- Section 1. The city of Lawrence, for the purpose of 

rence may ^ '' ^ ^ /^ i ii 

borrow money completing the constructlou of the Central grammar school 



Special Acts, 1917. - Chap. 188. 177 

and for furnishing and equipping the same, is hereby au- for school 

thorized to borrow, in excess of the statutory Hmit of in- p'"'*'"'''^'*- 

debtedness, the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars, and 

to issue from time to time bonds or notes therefor, payable 

at periods not exceeding twenty years from their respective 

dates of issue. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the 

treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the city council 

of said cit\', shall be denominated on the face thereof, Central ^entrai 

Grammar School Loan, Act of 1917, shall bear interest at a ^^'^oojLoan. 

p , IIP Act of 1917. 

rate not exceeding tour and one hair per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually, and shall be payable by such annual 
payments, beginning not more than one year after the date 
thereof, as will extinguish each loan within twenty years 
after its date. The amount of such annual payment of any 
loan in any year shall not be less than the amount of the 
principal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. Each 
authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate 
loan. The city may sell 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 ^^n""'"* °^ 
loan or loans, shall provide for the pa^Tnent thereof in such 
annual payments as will extinguish the same within the 
time prescribed in this act; and when such provision has 
been made the amount required therefor shall, without 
further vote, annually be assessed by the assessors of the 
city, in the same manner as other taxes, until the said debt 
is extinguished. 

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

Approved March 14, 1917. 

[1917, 191, Spec] 

An Act to provide for an enclosed athletic field in phQ^t 188 

THE city of GLOUCESTER. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. So much of the park lands under the juris- Enclosed 
diction of the board of park commissioners of the city of fwcfty of^'*^ 
Gloucester as shall be designated for that purpose by said Gloucester. 
board, by a vote of two thirds of its members, shall be set 
apart for an enclosed athletic field under such regulations 
as may be prescribed by the board. 

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

Approved March 14, 1917. 



178 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 189, 190. 



City of Fall 
River may 
alienate a part 
of South Park, 
so-called. 



Provisos. 



C hap. 1S9 An Act to authorize the city of fall river to 

ALIENATE A PART t)F SOUTH PARK, SO-CALLED. 

Be if enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Fall River, acting through its 
board of park commissioners, with the approval of the 
mayor and of the board of aldermen, by agreement with 
any adjoining owner, may alter the property line at or near 
the westerly end of South Park, so-called, in that city, and 
for this purpose may alienate a part of the land used or held 
for public parks at or near said westerly end, and any or 
all rights in said land: provided, that the lands or rights in 
land or other considerations received by the city under 
such agreement shall, in the judgment of the commissioners 
and of the mayor and board of aldermen, be a fair equivalent 
for the lands or rights in land so alienated; and provided, 
that the frontage of South Park on the waters of Mount 
Hope bay shall not thereby be diminished. A deed signed 
in behalf of the city, approved by the board of park com- 
missioners and executed by the mayor, shall be a valid 
execution of the powers hereby granted to the city of Fall 
River. 

Section 2. All powers herein granted shall be exercised 
by the city on or before the first day of January, nineteen 
hundred and nineteen. 

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

Approved March I4, 1917. 



Deed to be 
signed. 



Powers cease 
January 1, 1919. 



[1890, 422, 424.1 

C/?ap. 190 An Act relative to the support and maintenance of 

THE BURBANK HOSPITAL BY THE CITY OF FITCHBURG. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. The city of Fitchburg is hereby authorized 
to appropriate each year, from the usual revenues of the 
city, such sum of money, as the city council may determine, 
to be expended in the support and maintenance of the 
Burbank Hospital and the isolation hospital department 
connected therewith, under the direction of the trustees of 
the said institution. 

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

Approved March I4, 1017. 



City of Fitch- 
burg may ap- 
propriate 
money for 
supixirt of 
Burbank 
hospital. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 191. 179 



[1917, 1S7, Spec.l 

An Act to authorize the city of Lawrence to incur (Jiidj) ^gi 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR HIGH SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lawrence, for the purpose of ^^^^''^a'''^' 
purchasing or otherwise acquiring land and of constructing borrow money 
a high school building or buildings thereon, and furnishing purposes. 
and equipping the same, is hereby authorized to borrow in 
excess of the statutory limit of indebtedness, the sum of 
four hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars, and to 
issue from time to time bonds or notes therefor, payable at 
periods not exceeding twenty years from their respective 
dates of issue. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the Lawrence nigh 
treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the city council Ict'S'igir' 
of said city, shall be denominated on the face thereof, Law- 
rence High School Loan, Act of 1917, shall bear interest at a 
rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually, and shall be payable by such annual 
payments, beginning not more than one year after the date 
thereof, as will extinguish each loan within twenty years 
after its date. The amount of such annual payment of any 
loan in any year shall not be less than the amount of the 
principal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. Each 
authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate 
loan. The city may sell 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 Payment of 
said loan or loans, shall provide for the payment thereof in ^°*"' 
such annual payments as will extinguish the same within 
the time prescribed in this act; and when such provision 
has been made the amount required therefor shall, without 
further vote, annually be assessed by the assessors of the 
city, in the same manner as other taxes, until the said debt 
is extinguished. 

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

Approved March I4, 1917. 



180 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 192, 193, 194. 



Chap. 192 An Act to authorize the town of Arlington to take 

SUCKER BROOK, SO-CALLED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

For the purpose of protecting the health of its inhabitants, 
the town of Arlington, by vote of the town, may take by 
right of eminent domain Sucker brook, so-called, and such 
land adjoining said brook as may be necessary for the pm*pose 
aforesaid, and the land or water rights so taken shall be 
taken and paid for in the manner provided by law in the 
case of land taken for highways. 

Approved March 14, 1917. 



Town of Ar- 
lington may 
take Sucker 
brook, so- 
called. 



Fidelity Trust 
Company may 
hold real 
estate. 



C/iap. 193 An Act to authorize the fidelity trust company to 

HOLD REAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Fidelity Trust Company, incorporated 
in the year nineteen hundred and thirteen under the general 
laws, and having a usual place of business in the city of 
Boston, is hereby authorized, when its aggregate capital 
and surplus shall amount to not less than two million five 
hundred thousand dollars, to hold real estate in the city of 
Boston suitable for the transaction of its business, to an 
amount not exceeding one million dollars in value. 

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

Approved March 15, 1917. 



Chap.194: An Act to place captain albert l. potter of oardner 

on the retired list of the MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEER 
MILITIA WITH THE RANK OF MAJOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Albert L. Potter of Gardner, honorably discharged from 
the Massachusetts volunteer militia while holding the rank 
of captain, is hereby placed upon the retired list of the 
militia with the rank of major. 

Approved March IS, 1917. 



Capt. Albert 
L. Potter of 
Gardner 
placed on 
retired list 
M. V. M., etc 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 195. 181 



[1873,154; 1887,303; 1888,386; 1890,317; 1896,438; 1910,136; 1912,355,381; 1913.608; 
1914, 149, 400; 1915, 354, Spec; 1916, 63, Spec.) 

An Act relative to the number of candidates for Q^ku) 195 
aldermen that may be voted for in the city of 

HOLYOKE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section nine of chapter four hundred and ^^^'^^^^^^ ^• 
thirty-eight of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-six, being an act to revise the charter of the city of 
Holyoke, is hereby amended by striking out the word "five", 
in the thirtieth Hne, and inserting in place thereof the word: 
— seven, — so as to read as follows : — Section 9. The Board of aWer- 
board of aldermen shall be composed of fourteen members J"okl,'eiecUon, 
at large and one member from each ward of the city, who office! etc. 
shall be elected as follows: — At the first municipal election 
held under this act said fourteen members at large of the 
board of aldermen shall be elected by the qualified voters 
of the entire city, seven to serve for the term of two years 
and seven to serve for the term of one year beginning with 
the first Monday in January then next ensuing, and there- 
after seven members at large of said board of aldermen 
shall be elected in like manner at each annual municipal 
election, to serve for the term of two years beginning with 
the first Monday in January next ensuing. At said first 
municipal election one member of the board of aldermen 
from each ward shall be elected b\' and from the voters of 
each ward, to serve for the term of one year beginning with 
the first Monday in January next ensuing, and thereafter 
one member of the board of aldermen from each ward shall 
be elected by and from the voters of each ward at each 
annual municipal election, to serve for the term of one year 
beginning with the first Monday in January next ensu- 
ing. At said first municipal election no voter shall vote Number of 

1.^ .1 /-• i»j1 i-ijP 1 jI 1" candidates to 

tor more than nve or the candidates tor members at large or be voted for. 
the board of aldermen to be elected for each term, that is 
to say, not more than ten of said candidates for members 
at large in the aggregate on one ballot, and the seven candi- 
dates for members at large of said board having the highest 
number of votes for each term shall be declared elected. 
At all municipal elections subsequent to the said first mu- 
nicipal 'election no voter shall vote for more than seven of 



182 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 196. 



Term of office 
of members. 



Vacancies. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters at the 
next state 
electidn. 



the candidates for members at large of the board of alder- 
men to be elected at an annual municipal election on one 
ballot, and the seven candidates for members at large of 
the board having the highest number of votes shall be 
declared elected. The members at large of the board of 
aldermen shall hold office for two years, except as herein 
otherwise provided, and the members of the board of alder- 
men from the wards shall hold office for one year beginning 
with the first Monday in January next succeeding their 
election and until their successors shall be elected and 
qualified. In case it should become necessary to fill at an 
election a vacancy or vacancies in the board of aldermen 
a voter may vote for the alderman necessary to fill such 
vacancy or vacancies, in addition to the number to be voted 
for as above provided. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
the city of Holyoke at the state election in the ciu-rent year 
in the form of the following question : — " Shall chapter 
of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, which authorizes voters in this city to vote 
for seven instead of five candidates at large for aldermen, be 
accepted?" This act shall take effect if a majority of the 
voters voting thereon vote in the afiirmative. 

Ay proved March 15, 1917. 

[1917. 278, Spec.] 



1893. 437 § 1, 
etc., amended. 



(1845.236; 1849,133; 1891,323; 1892,401; 1893,437; 1894,82; 1895,494; 1902,521; 1906, 
393; 1913, 155, 536; 1916, 269, Spec] 

C/iap.l96 An Act relative to assessments for sidewalks in 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, as 
amended in section one by chapter two hundred and sixty- 
nine of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, is hereby further amended by striking out said 
section one and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 1. The city council of the city of Boston, with the 
approval of the mayor, may grade and construct sidewalks, 
and may complete any partly constructed sidewalk in any 
street of said city, as public convenience may require, with 
or without edgestones as the council shall deem expedient, 



Construction, 
etc., of side- 
walks in 
Boston. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 19G. 183 

and may cover the same witli brick, stone, concrete, artificial 
stone, gravel or other appropriate material; and, provided „po^^ abutters 
that entry for the purpose of <'onstructing, grading or com- 
pleting a sidewalk shall be made within two years after the 
date of the approval by the mayor of the order therefor, 
may assess nj)()n each abutter on such sidewalk a just pro- 
portion, not exceeding one half, of the expense of the side- 
walk. All assessments so made shall constitute a lien upon 
the abutting land from and after the date of entry to con- 
struct, grade or complete the sidewalk under order of the 
city council, but no lien or incumbrance shall be created by 
the passage of the order by the city council. Every such interest to be 
assessment shall bear interest until paid, from the date aSessments, 
when it is pa\'able, 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 sura 
not exceeding twenty 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. The said sidewalks when constructed with edge- 
stones and covered with brick, stone, concrete or artificial 
stone shall afterward be maintained at the expense of the 
city. When any such sidewalk shall permanently be con- Deduction 
structed with edgestones and covered with brick, stone, me^^ts^^whln 
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 
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 assess- 
ments upon different abutters who are owners of the land in 
respect to which such former assessment was paid. 

Section 2. All orders of the board of aldermen or city Certain orders 
council of the city of Boston prior to the first day of Jan- orclfyTOuncii 
uary, nineteen hundred and sixteen, for the construction, """i^ed. 



184 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 197. 



grading, or completion of sidewalks under which no work 
has been done are hereb}^ declared null and void. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 17, 1917. 

[1917, 318, Spec] 



City of Marl- 
borough may 
borrow money 
for payment of 
final judg- 
ments. 



Chap.197 An Act to authorize the city of Marlborough to 

INCUR INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE PAYMENT OF FINAL JUDG- 
MENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Marlborough may, within one 
year after the passage of this act, incur debt, within the 
statutory limit of indebtedness, to an amount not exceeding 
six thousand dollars for the payment of final judgments 
against it and counsel fees, and may from time to time issue 
bonds or notes therefor payable at periods not exceeding 
six y^ears from their respective dates of issue. Each au- 
thorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate 
loan. The bonds or notes shall be signed by the treasurer 
and countersigned by the mayor. The city may sell the 
said securities at public or private sale upon such terms and 
conditions as it shall deem proper, but not for less than their 
par value, and the proceeds shall be used only for the pur- 
poses herein specified. 

Section 2. The city shall, at the time of authorizing 
the said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in 
such annual payments, beginning not more than one year 
after the date of each issue of bonds or notes, as will ex- 
tinguish the same within the time prescribcvd by this act, 
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. When a vote to 
the foregoing effect has been passed, a sum sufficient to pay 
the interest as it accrues on the said bonds or notes and to 
make such payments on the principal as may be required, 
shall, without further vote, be assessed by the assessors of 
the city annually thereafter, in the same manner as other 
taxes, until the debt incurred by the said loan or loans is 
extinguished. 

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

Approved March 17, 1917. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Special Acts, 1917. - Chaps. 198, 199. 185 



fl898, 130: 1016, 221, Spec.] 

An Act relative to the trustees of the fitchburg Chav. 198 

HELPING HAND ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 

Section three of chapter one hundred and thirty of the isss, iso, § 3, 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, as "^ "" '*'"^° 
amended by section one of chapter two hundred and twenty- 
one of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, is hereby further amended by striking out the said 
section, and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
Section 3. The said corporators, together with George H. pftehburg^ ^''^ 
Hastings, of Fitchburg, the founder of said association, and Helping Hand 
Lucy Fay Grifleth, who shall serve for the term of their election, etc. 
lives, shall constitute a board of trustees, whose terms of 
office, except as above stated, shall be as hereinafter specified. 
The trustees shall, on the third Monday of each September 
meet and elect three trustees who shall hold office for three 
years, except that once in every three years they shall elect 
four trustees, who shall hold office for three years. The 
trustees so elected shall severally hold office for the terms 
for which they are elected and until their successors are 
chosen. Fi^^e members shall constitute a quorum, except Quorum. 
for the election and removal of trustees, when seven mem- 
bers shall be required. Whenever a vacancy occurs in the Vacancies, 
board of trustees by reason of death, resignation or other- ^°^ ^"^'^' 
wise, 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. Ajyproved March 17, 1917. 



[1854, 257; 1857, 76, 77; 1859, 168; 1860, 48; 1862, 25; 1863, 142; 1869, 245; 1873, 245; 1876 
211; 1878,239; 1881,78; 1882,193; 1885,269; 1890,275; 1894,351,540; 1895,160,343 
1899,371; 1900,95; 1903,393; 1903,225; 1906,362; 1908,101; 1912,693; 1913,299,548 
1914, 178.] 

»A.x Act relathhe to the compensation of the alder- /^i ^qq 

MEN OF THE CITY OF FALL RIVER. UAiap.iyy 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The fifth clause of section fifteen of chapter 1902.393, § 15, 
three hundred and ninety-three of the acts of the year ^'"^"^'''^• 
nineteen hundred and two is hereby amended by striking 
out the word "two", in the third line, and inserting in place 
thereof the word: — four, — so as to read as follows: — 



186 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 200, 201. 



Compensation 
of aldermen 
of city of Fall 
River. 

To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters at the 
next state 
election. 



Fifth. The compensation of the members of the board of 
aldermen shall be fixed by ordinance but shall not exceed 
four hundred dollars each in any one year. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
the city of Fall River at the state election for the current 
year in the form of the following question to be placed upon 
the official ballot: "Shall the provisions of chapter of 

the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen, increasing the maximum annual salary that may be 
paid to each member of the board of aldermen of the city of 
Fall River from two hundred dollars to four hun- 
dred dollars, be accepted?" And if a majority 
of the voters voting thereon vote in the affirma- 
tive, this act shall take effect; otherwise it shall be void. 

Approved March 17, 1917. 

[1917, 229, Spec] 



YES. 


1 


NO. 


1 



[1901, 359; 1906, 150.] 

Chap. 200 An Act relative to the Suffolk school for boys. 



Trustees for 
children may 
grant tempo- 
rary permits 
for liberty to 
boys in the 
Suffolk School 
for Boys, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as f allows. • 

Section 1 , The trustees for children shall have authority 
in case of the death or serious illness of a member of the 
immediate family of a boy in the Suffolk School for Boys to 
grant the boy a permit to be temporarily at liberty, upon 
such terms and conditions as they shall prescribe, to revoke 
a permit so granted, and to return the boy to the school. 

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

Approved March 19, 1917. 



[1902. 347; 1906, 405, 535; 1916, 354, Spec] 

Chap. 201 An Act to authorize the American woolen company 
TO engage in the business of an electric company 

IN THE TOWN OF ROYALSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The American Woolen Company, a Massa-* 
chusetts corporation, in addition to its other corporate 
powers, is hereby authorized to carry on the business of an 
electric company in the town of Royalston, and in respect 
to said business it 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 appli- 



American 
Woolen Com- 
pany may en- 
gage in busi- 
ness of an elec- 
tric company 
in Royalston. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 202, 203. 187 

cable: provided, however, that if the town of Royalstoii shall Proviso. 
vote to acquire a municipal lighting plant in accordance 
with the provisions of section ninety-two of chapter seven 
hinidred and forty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and fourteen, it shall not be required under the pro- 
visions of section one hundred of said chapter or of any 
other provision of law to buy any part of the plant of the 
American Woolen Company not used in the distribution of 
electricity, or to pay as an element of value the damages, 
if any, caused by the severance of that part of the com- 
pany's plant used in the distribution of electricity. 

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

Approved March 19, 1917. 

An Act making an appropriation to defray certain (Jjidrt 202 

MILITARY, NAVAL AND OTHER EMERGENCY EXPENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of one million dollars is hereby Appropriation 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasiu-y of the common- tain^mfiftafy' 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, to be expended under "m'^rLenct'**'^'"^ 
the direction of the governor as commander-in-chief, subject expenses. 
to the approval of the council, in defraying the military, 
naval and other expenses which the emergency arising out 
of existing conditions, and the exigencies of possible war, 
may in his judgment render requisite and proper. 

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

Approved March 19, 1017. 

An Act to authorize the city of springfield to incur nhnj) 203 

CERTAIN indebtedness AND TO ISSUE CERTAIN BONDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Springfield may incur debt, in city of spring- 
excess of the statutory limit of indebtedness, for the original row iXfey"'^' 
construction, and the extension and widening, of Dwight certeiJfstrelta 
street, between Lyman and Sanford streets, and of a new 
street between Sanford and State streets, including land 
damages and the cost of pavements and sidewalks laid at 
the time of construction, to an amount not exceeding one 
million five hundred thousand dollars, and may issue serial 
bonds therefor, payable not more than twenty years from 
the date of their issue, notwithstanding the provisions of 
chapter seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year 



188 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 204. 



Use of receipts 
from better- 
ments. 

Proviso. 



nineteen hundred and thirteen, limiting the amovnit of in- 
debtedness which a city may incur or authorize and the 
periods within which it shall be payable, but subject to all 
other provisions of law relative to such indebtedness. 

Section 2. The receipts on account of betterments 
assessed shall be applied to the payment of debt incurred 
under the provisions of this act: iirovided, however, that the 
mayor may recommend and the council appropriate receipts 
from betterments for the payment of land damages or cost 
of construction of said streets, and the amount of the loan 
authorized by this act shall be reduced by the amounts 
appropriated from the betterments. 

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

Approved March 20, 1017. 



Parks and 

recreation 

commission 

of the city of 

Worcester 

established. 



[1848,32; 1849,16,210; 1850,191; 18.55,313; 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; 1916, 172, 
Spec, 205, Spec] 

Chap. 204: An Act to establish a parks and recreation com- 
mission IN THE city of WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUmvs: 

Section 1. The board of park commissioners and the 
playground commission of the city of Worcester are hereby 
abolished, and, in place thereof and in succession thereto, 
there is hereby established a commission to be known as 
the Parks and Recreation Commission of the City of Worces- 
ter, to consist of seven members, who shall be appointed in 
the manner and for the terms hereinafter provided. Said 
commission shall be vested with all the powers and duties 
heretofore exercised and performed by said park commis- 
sioners and playground commission. 

Section 2. The mayor of the said city shall appoint, 
prior to July first, nineteen hundred and seventeen, subject 
to confirmation by the city council, three members of said 
commission to serve for three years, two for two years and 
two for one year, and thereafter as the term of any member 
expires, a successor shall be appointed for the term of three 
years, and vacancies for unexpired terms shall be filled in 
like manner. The members shall in all cases hold office 
until their successors are chosen, and shall serve without 
compensation. 

Section 3. So much of this act as provides for the 
appointment of new commissioners by the mayor shall take 



Members, how 
appointed. 



Time of 
taking effect. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 205, 206. 189 

effect upon its passage, but otherwise it shall not take effect 
until the members of the couimissiou hereby established 
ha\e been appointed and qualified. 

Approved March 20, 1917. 



An Act ' relative to a weekly half-holiday for Chap. 205 

Lu^BORERS, teamsters AND MECHANICS EMPLOYED BY 
THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . Laborers, teamsters and mechanics employed hoiidalT for '''^' 
by the city of Somerville shall hereafter receive a half- •n'^someVviiTe 
holiday on Saturday without loss of compensation. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of ^°tte/to' 
the city of Somerville at the city election in the current voters, etc. 
year in the form of the following question to be placed on 
the official ballot: "Shall the laborers, teamsters and me- 
chanics employed by the city of Somerville 
receive a half-holiday on Saturdays without 
loss of pay?" 

If a majority of the voters voting on the said question when act takes 
vote in the affirmative, this act shall thereupon take effect; 
otherwise it shall be of no effect. 

Approved March 20, 1917. 



YES. 
NO. 



An Act making appropriations for the soldiers' home (JJiav 206 

IN MASSACHUSETTS. 

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 Homefn'*^'^"' 
from the ordinary revenue, to the trustees of the Soldiers' Massachusetts. 
Home in Massachusetts, as authorized by chapter eleven of 
the resolves of the present year, pa}'ments to be made in 
equal quarterly instalments, to wit: — 

For maintenance, one hundred nine thousand four hun- Maintenance. 
dred dollars. 

For building a macadam road, six hundred dollars. Macadam road. 

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

Approved March 20, 1917. 



190 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 207. 



Chap.207 An Act making appropriations for deficiencies in 

APPROPRIATIONS FOR CERTAIN EXPENSES AUTHORIZED IN 
THE YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

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 
provided herein, for certain expenses in excess of the appro- 
priations therefor in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
to wit : — 

For the report on the production and sale of milk, upon 
vouchers approved by the state department of health, the 
sum of five hundred five dollars and forty-seven cents. 

Upon vouchers approved by the public service commis- 
sion, for stenographic reports of hearings, the sum of three 
hundred nine dollars and eighty-nine cents, and for print- 
ing and binding the annual reports of said commission, the 
sum of fifteen hundred seventy-seven dollars and seventy- 
three cents. 

For the establishment and maintenance of one or more 
fish hatcheries, as provided by chapter six of the resolves 
of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, upon vouchers 
approved by the commissioners on fisheries and game, the 
sum of five hundred twenty-two dollars and seventy-one 
cents. 

Upon vouchers approved by the trustees of the Lyman 
school for boys, for repairs and equipment for the power 
plant at said school, as provided by chapter one hundred 
and thirty-three of the resolves of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and fifteen, the sum of sixteen hundred sixty-five 
dollars and ninety-seven cents. 

For the maintenance of the Gardner state colony, upon 
vouchers approved by the trustees thereof, the sum of 
twenty-three hundred five dollars and ninety cents. 

For the maintenance of the Medfield state hospital, upon 
vouchers approved by the trustees thereof, the sum of 
fourteen thousand five hundred eleven dollars and twenty- 
three cents. 

For travelling expenses of the bureau of prisons, upon 
vouchers approved by said board, the sum of two hundred 
sixty-nine dollars and thirty-two cents. 



Appropria- 
tions for de- 
ficiencies in 
appropriations 
in 1916. 



Report on pro- 
duction and 
sale of milk. 



Certain ex- 
penses of pub- 
lic service 
commission. 



Establish- 
ment of fish 
hatcheries. 



Certain ex- 
penses of 
Lyman school 
for boys. 



Maintenance 
of Gardner 
state colony. 



Maintenance 
of Medfield 
state hospital. 



Travelling 
expenses of 
bureau of 
prisons. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 208. 191 

Upon vouchors approved hy the board of education, for Certain ex- 
printing and binding the annual reports and bulletins of C^ard^of 
said board, the sum of ninety dollars and sixty-eight cents; education, etc. 
for furnishing school committees with rules for testing the 
sight and hearing of pupils, the sum of one hundred twenty- 
seven dollars and thirty-nine cents; for the expenses of a 
division for the maintenance of university extension and cor- 
respondence courses, the sum of six hundred seventy-one 
dollars and ninety-five cents; for the payment of tuition of 
children in high schools outside of the town in which they 
live, the sum of fifteen thousand three hundred twenty-two 
dollars and ninety-nine cents; and for the expense of trans- 
portation of high school pupils to outside high schools in 
certain cases, the sum of thirty-seven hundred eighty-eight 
dollars and eighty cents. 

For the instruction of adult blind at home, upon vouchers instruction of 
approved by the Massachusetts commission for the blind, at home. 
the sum of one hundred forty-seven dollars and thirty-two 
cents. 

For printing and binding the annual report of the gas and oUas and^^*"^* 
electric light commissioners, upon vouchers approved by clmmisSers. 
said commissioners, the sum of one hundred twenty-seven 
dollars and fifteen cents to be paid from the assessments 
levied upon the several gas and electric light companies for 
the current year. 

For the transportation of officers and men of the volunteer Transportation 

.,..,.,., ■, J U of officers and 

militia, when on military duty, upon vouchers approved by menof yoiun- 
the adjutant general, the sum of twelve hundred dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 21, 1017. 

An Act to authorize the city of haverhill to erect (7/j,(jr>.208 
A police station with accommodations for the courts 

OF THE county OF ESSEX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Haverhill, for the purpose of H^^g°i,i,i 
purchasing or otherwise acquiring land and of constructing may erect, etc., 
thereon a central police station, and of furnishing the same, 
may incur indebtedness, in excess of the statutory limit, to 
an amount not exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds therefor. Such bonds shall be 
denominated on their face, Haverhill Police Station Loan, 



192 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 209. 



Haverhill 
Police Station 
Loan, Act of 
1917. 



Payment of 
loan. 



May rent part 
for use of 
courts of 
Essex county. 



Act of 1917, shall be signed by the city treasurer and coun- 
tersigned by a majority of the municipal council of the 
city, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one 
half per cent per annum, and shall be payable by such an- 
nual pa\Tnents, beginning not more than one year after 
the dates thereof, as will extinguish each loan within twenty 
years after its date. The amount of such annual pa^inent of 
any loan 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 city at the time of authorizing the said 
loan, shall provide for the paATuent thereof in such annual 
pa\Tnents as will extinguish the same within the time pre- 
scribed in this act, and v/hen 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 city of Haverhill is hereby authorized to 
rent a part of the building hereby authorized to be con- 
structed to the county of Essex, for use as a court house, at 
such rental as may be agreed upon. 

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

Approved March 21, 1917, 



Chap. 20^ An Act making appkopriations for sinking fund re- 
quirements AND for certain SERIAL BONDS MATURING 
DURING THE PRESENT YEAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The following sums are hereby appropriated, 
to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from 
the ordinary revenue, to provide for sinking fund require- 
ments and for the payment of certain serial bonds due the 
present year, to wit: — 

For the Metropolitan Parks loan sinking fund, boulevards, 
being one half of the requirements, the sum of thirteen 
thousand seven hundred and twenty-six dollars. 

For the Metropolitan Parks loan, series two, serial bonds, 
due January first in the year nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen, thirteen thousand three hundred seventy-six dollars 
and one cent. 



Appropria- 
tions, sinking 
fund reauire- 
ments and cer- 
tain serial 
bonds, etc. 



Metropolitan 
Parks, boule- 
vards. 



Metropolitan 
Parka, series 
two, serial 
bonds. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 209. 193 

For Abolition of Grade Crossings loan serial bonds, due Abolition of 
November first in the year nineteen hundred and seventeen, cr^ttngs. 
thirty-four thousand dollars. 

For Armory loan serial bonds, due September first in the Armories. 
year nineteen hundred and seventeen, seventy-one thousand 
two hundred seventeen dollars and sixteen cents. 

For the Development of the Port of Boston loan serial Development 
bonds, due August first in the year nineteen hundred and Boston. 
seventeen, two hundred sixteen thousand six hundred dollars. 

For the Harbor Improvement loan serial bonds, due Jan- Harbor im- 
uary first in the year nineteen hundred and seventeen, fifty- p^^'^'^^'^t- 
five thousand dollars. 

For Prisons and Hospitals loan serial bonds, due November Prisons and 
first in the year nineteen hundred and seventeen, ninety-four ^''sp'*'*^^- 
thousand fiv^e hundred dollars. 

For the Soldiers' Gratuity loan serial bonds, due August Soldiers' 
first in the year nineteen hundred and seventeen, forty-eight ^'''**"'*^*- 
thousand dollars. 

For Massachusetts Military Service loan serial bonds, Massachusetts 
due September twenty-seventh in the year nineteen hundred ser!dce^ 
and seventeen, one hundred nine thousand nine hundred and 
fifty-two dollars. 

For State Highway loan serial bonds, due x\pril first and ^^^^ Highway. 
October first in the year nineteen hundred and seventeen, 
four hundred forty-one thousand four hundred and eighty- 
two dollars. 

For State House Construction loan serial bonds, due state House 
October first in the year nineteen hundred and seventeen, ^°°^t''"«"o'»- 
one hundred three thousand five hundred and seventy-four 
dollars. 

For Suffolk County Court House loan serial bonds, due Suffolk 
March first and September first in the year nineteen hundred Souse^ ^"""^ 
and seventeen, ten thousand three hundred thirty-three dol- 
lars and thirty-three cents. 

For the Western Massachusetts Highway loan serial Western Mas- 
bonds, due October first in the year nineteen hundred and Highway, 
seventeen, sixty-seven thousand eight hundred dollars. 

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

Approved March 21, 1917. 



194 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 210, 211, 



Chap. 210 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE OFFICE OF THE SUPERVISOR OP ADMINIS- 
TRATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and expenses in the 
office of the supervisor of administration, for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hun- 
dred and seventeen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the supervisor of administration, five 
thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of deputies, clerks and assistants, and 
for all necessary office, travelling and other expenses in- 
cluding printing the annual report, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five thousand dollars. 

For expert and temporary services in making an examina- 
tion, under the direction of the governor and council, of the 
salaries and other compensation paid by the commonwealth 
and by the several counties, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars. Appointments of experts and other tempo- 
rary employees for the purposes of the said examination 
may be exempt from the civil service laws and rules. 

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

Approved March 21, 1917. 



Appropria- 
tions, office of 
supervisor of 
administration. 



Supervisor, 
salary. 

Deputies, 
clerks, etc. 



Expert serv- 
ices, etc., 
standardization 
of salaries. 



Exempt from 
civil service. 



Chap. 211 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 com- 
monwealth 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 September in the year nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, 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- 



Appropria- 
tions, main- 
tenance of 
certain agri- 
cultural, in- 
dependent 
industrial, 
household arts, 
etc., schools. 



Maintenance 
of non-agri- 
cultural 
schools. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 211. 195 

one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, a 
sum not exceechng one hundred eighty-one thousand five 
hundred fourteen dollars and seven cents. 

For the maintenance of agricultural schools and depart- Agricultural 

. . I 1 1 1 L J schools, etc. 

ments m certam 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, and chapter one hundred and eighty- 
nine of the General Acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
fifteen, a sum not exceeding thirty-four thousand three hun- 
dred eighteen dollars and eleven cents. 

For the maintenance of practical arts classes in certain Practical art 
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, and chapter two 
hundred and sixty-six of the General Acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and fifteen, a sum not exceeding twenty thou- 
sand one hundred forty-seven dollars and ninety-eight 
cents. 

For the maintenance of continuation schools, as approved ^hoois"^*'°" 
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 twenty-five thousand four 
hundred five dollars and thirty-seven cents. 

For the tuition of non-resident pupils in non-agricultural Jerta°n"pupiis 
schools maintained in certain cities and towns, as approved in non-agri- 
by the board of education under authority of chapter four schools, 
hundred and seventy-one of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and eleven, and chapter one hundred and six of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-nine thousand eight hundred sixteen dol- 
lars and thirty-one cents. 

For the tuition of non-resident pupils in agricultural Je"te^" "^piig 
schools and departments maintained in certain cities and i" agricultural 
towns, as approved by the board of education under author- 
ity of chapter four hundred and seventy-one of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and eleven, and chapter five hun- 
dred and sixty-six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and twelve, a sum not exceeding five thousand twenty-nine 
dollars and fifty-four cents. 

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

Approved March 21, 1917. 



196 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 212. 



Appropria- 
tions, main- 
tenance of th9 
several institu- 
tions under 
supervision of 
the commis- 
sion on mental 



Boston State 
Hospital. 



Danvers state 
hospital. 



Chap. 212 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance 

OF THE SEVERAL INSTITUTIONS UNDER THE SUPERVISION 
OF THE COMMISSION ON MENTAL DISEASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated for the maintenance of the following named 
institutions under the supervision of the commission on men- 
tal diseases, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and seventeen; the expend- 
itures hereby authorized to be approved by the boards of 
trustees of the several institutions, to wit : — 

For the Boston state hospital: 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of fifty-two thousand foiu- hun- 
dred ninety-six dollars and eighty-seven cents; and from 
the treasury of the commonwealth, from the ordinary rev- 
enue, a sum not exceeding four hundred ninety thousand 
one hundred ten dollars and thirteen cents. 

For the Danvers state hospital : 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury 
of the commonwealth, the sum of sixty-two thousand twenty- 
six dollars and thirteen cents; and from the treasury of the 
commonwealth, from the ordinary revenue, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three hundred eighty-one thousand seventy-three dol- 
lars and eighty-seven cents. 

For the Foxborough state hospital: 
4 From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury 
of the commonwealth, the sum of three thousand six hun- 
dred thirty-eight dollars and ninety-six cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth, from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred forty-five thousand thirty- 
two dollars and four cents. 

For the Gardner state colony: 

From the receipts of said colony now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of three thousand seven hundred 
eighty-four dollars and nine cents; and from the treasury 
of the commonwealth, from the ordinary revenue, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred nine thousand tliree hundred 
twenty-three dollars and ninety-one cents. 

For the Grafton state hospital : 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of fourteen thousand nine 
hundred ninety-nine dollars and eighteen cents; and from 



Foxborough 
state hospital. 



Gardner state 
colony. 



Grafton state 
hospital. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 212. 197 

the treasury of the commonweahh, from the ordinary 
revenue, a sum not exceeding four hundred eiglity-four 
tliousand two hundred dollars and eighty-two cents. 

For the Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded: Massachusetts 

. , School for the 

From tlie receij)ts of said school novv' ni the treasury or Feebie-Minded. 
the commonwealth, the sum of twelve thousand nine hun- 
dred sixty-three dollars and eighty-two cents; and from the 
treasmy of the connnonwealth, from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding three hundred fifty-nine thousand two 
hundred eighteen dollars and ninety-one cents. 

For the city of Waltham from the annual assessment due City of 
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 pro- 
vided for by section three of chapter eighty-three of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-three. 

For the Medfield state hospital : *|,^'J^^'!|f' ^^'^'^ 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of ten thousand two hundred 
four dollars and fifty-one cents; and from the treasury of 
the commonwealth, from the ordinary revenue, a sum not 
exceeding four hundred forty-one thousand eight hundred 
fifty-nine dollars and forty-nine cents. 

For the Monson state hospital: ho°T"i^*^*^ 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury 
of the commonwealth, the sum of eighteen thousand seven 
hundred forty-seven dollars and seven cents; and from 
the treasury of the commonwealth, from the ordinary 
revenue, a sum not exceeding two hundred sixty-eight 
thousand three hundred fifty-two dollars and ninety-three 
cents. 

For the Northampton state hospital : Northampton 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of fifty-six thousand one hun- 
dred ninety-two dollars and forty-seven cents; and from 
the treasury of the commonwealth, from the ordinary 
revenue, a sum not exceeding two hundred seven thousand 
nine hundred fifty-three dollars and fifty-three cents. 

For the Taunton state hospital : Taunton state 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of thirty-seven thousand one 
hundred thirty-five dollars and eighty cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth, from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding three hundred fifty-eight thousand 
three hundred eighty-four dollars and seventy cents. 



198 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 213, 214. 



Worcester 
state hospital. 



Wrentham 
state school. 



sTSXTpTtSi. For the Westboroiigh state hospital : 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of seventy-five thousand eight 
hundred seven dollars and forty-six cents; .and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth, from the ordinar\' revenue, 
a sum not exceeding three hundred thirty thousand eight 
hundred seventj'-seven dollars and fifty-four cents. 

For the Worcester state hospital : 

From the receipts of said hospital novr in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of fifty-one thousand five 
hundred ten dollars and fifty-five cents; and from the. 
treasury of the commonwealth, from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding three hundred sixty-four thousand 
eight hundred fifty-four dollars and forty-five cents. 

For the Wrentham state school: 

From the receipts of said school now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of one thousand seven hundred 
twenty-nine dollars and eighty-nine cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth, from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred fifty-two thousand nine 
hundred thirty-four dollars and eighty-three cents. 

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

Approved March 21, 1917. 

Chap. 213 An Act to authorize the armory commissioners to 

CONVEY to the CITY OF WOBURN CERTAIN LAND OF THE 
C0MM0N^\T:ALTH for the purpose of WIDENING MAIN 
STREET. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

The armory commissioners, with the approval of the 
governor and council, are hereby authorized to convey to the 
city of Woburn, on such terms and conditions as may be 
agreed upon by the commissioners and the mayor and city 
council of Woburn, so much land of the commonwealth 
on the westerly side of Main street in said city as may be 
needed for widening the said street. 

Approved March 21, 1917. 

Chap.214: An Act to provide for pensioning of the matrons of 

THE house of detention IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
City °^^9ston Section 1 . Any matron of the house of detention in the 
ma^tronsof ^ity of BostoH who has scrvcd for twenty years or longer, 

detention. 



Armory com- 
missioners may 
convey to city 
of Woburn 
certain land 
of common- 
wealth. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 215, 216. 199 

or who is injured in the performance of her duties, and is 
certified by a physician selected by the police commissioner 
of the city of Boston to be permanently incapacitated, 
either mentally or physically-, for further service, may be 
retired at her own request by the police commissioner, with 
the approval of the mayor, and shall be entitled to an annual 
pension to be paid by the city of Boston, equal to one half 
the amount of compensation received by her at the time 
of retirement. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to bo sub- 
by the city council of Boston, with the approval of the dt" coJncii!" 
mayor. Ajpproved March 21, 1917. ^*'*^' 

lAccepted May 1, 1917.] 



C7iap.215 



An Act to authorize the county of Suffolk to in- 
crease THE pension of ANNIE DOHERTY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The countv of Suffolk is hereby authorized 9''^",^/°^ 

IT A "^ • TA 1 p T-> Suffolk may 

and directed to pay to Annie Doherty of Boston, a scrub- increase pen- 

• • , 1 1 c '• 1 p ^^"'n or Annie 

woman who was in the employ or said county tor twenty Doherty of 
years, a pension not exceeding three hundred dollars a year 
so long as she lives, in substitution of the pension authorized 
by chapter two hundred and forty-nine of the Special Acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and sixteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by the city council of the city of Boston, with the approval TOuncu^etc!*^ 
of the mayor. ApiJroved March 21, 1917. 

[Accepted April 17, 1917.] 



Chap.2l6 



An Act to authorize the reinstatement of Patrick h. 

CONLEY in the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY 
OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The commissioner of public works of the city of Boston, Patrick n. 
with the approval of the mayor, is hereby authorized to ?e?nltatSTn^^ 
reinstate Patrick H. Conlev in the department of public p^^biic works 

, . , PI • •! "^ • • • department 

works without further civil service examination at any time of Boston. 
prior to December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen. Approved March 21, 1917. 



200 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 217, 218, 219. 



Chap. 217 An Act to authorize the city of pittsfield to pay a 

PENSION to ASHER STARK"V\rEATHER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Pittsfield is hereby authorized 
to pay to Asher Starkweather a pension not exceeding in 
amount one half of the salary which he received as a truant 
officer of the said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Pittsfield, with the approval 
of the mayor: provided, such acceptance and approval occur 
prior to the thirty-first day of December, in the year nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen. Approved March 21, 1917. 



City of Pitts- 
field may pay 
a pension to 
Asher Stark- 
weather. 



To be sub- 
mitted to the 
city council, 
etc. 
Proviso. 



Chap. 21S '^^ ^^'^ "^^ AUTHORIZE THE TREASURER OF THE COUNTY OF 
MIDDLESEX TO PAY A SUM OF MONEY TO THE MOTHER OF 
EMILY H. DOHERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The treasurer of the county of Middlesex, 
subject to the approval of the county commissioners, is 
hereby authorized to pay to Mary E. Doherty, mother of 
Emily H. Doherty, a sum of money equal to the amount of 
salary to which the said Emily H. Doherty would have 
been entitled as a superior court stenographer had she lived 
and served in that capacity until October second, nineteen 
hundred and sixteen. 

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

Approved March 22, 1917. 



Treasurer of 
Middlesex 
county ma.v 
pay a sum 
of money 
to Mary E. 
Doherty. 



[1917, 144, Spec.l 

Chap.2\^ An Act relative to the time of holding the annual 
municipal election in the city of chicopee. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section five of chapter two hundred and 
thirty-nine of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-seven is hereby amended by striking out the words 
"second Tuesday of", in the second line, and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — first Tuesday after the first 
Monday in, — so as to read as follows-: — Section 5. The 
annual municipal election shall take place on the first Tuesday 
after the first INIonday in December, and the municipal year 



1897, 239, § 5, 
amended. 



Date of an- 
nual municipal 
election of 
Chicopee. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 220, 221. 201 

shall begin at ten o'clock in the morning on the first Monday 
of Jannary next following. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Aiypromd March 22, 1917. 

An Act to authorize the town of west stockbridge (y^Q^^ 220 

TO PAY certain BILLS AND TO INCUR INDEBTEDNESS FOR 
CERTAIN PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foJIoirs: 

Section 1. The towni of West Stockbridge is hereby Town of west 
authorized to pay certain bills incurred by its officers and may pay ^^ 
departments in excess of their respective appropriacions prior '='^''*^'" '''"3- 
to January first, nineteen hundred and seventeen, and to 
incur indebtedness, to an amount not exceeding two thou- 
sand dollars, for the purpose of funding loans issued in 
anticipation of revenue of the year nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, and to pay other obligations of the town, and to 
issue notes of the town therefor. Such notes shall bear on West stock- 
their face the words. West Stockbridge Funding Loan, ing Loan?" ' 
Act of 1917, and shall be paj-able in accordance with the ^^tof m7. 
provisions of section fourteen of chapter seven hundred and 
nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, 
as amended, in such manner that the whole loan shall be 
paid in not more than seven years from the date of the 
first note issued. 

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

Approved March 22, 1917. 



[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; 
1916, 248, Spec, 277, Spec] 

An Act relative to the building limits of the city 
of boston. 



Chap.22l 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section nine of chapter five hundred and e?f' amended 
fifty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven, as 
amended by section one of chapter seven hundred and 
eighty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, and by section one of chapter three hundred 
and fifty-two of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and fifteen, is hereby further amended by inserting after 
the word "extend", in the fourth line, the word: — modify, 
— so as to read as follows : — Section 9. The building Building 
limits of the city of Boston as they now exist shall continue cj^J^of Boston 

defined. 



202 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 222. 



Restrictions 
not to apply 
in certain 



Construction 
of single and 
two-family 
dwellings. 



Third class 
buildings. 



Provisos. 



until changed by ordinance, and the city council may by 
ordinance from time to time extend, modify and define said 
building limits, and may establish other limits in any part 
of the city within which every building built after the es- 
tablishment thereof shall be of the first or second class. 
This restriction shall not apply to wharves, nor to buildings 
not exceeding twenty-seven feet in height on wharves, nor 
to market sheds or market buildings not exceeding such 
height, nor to elevators for the storage of coal or grain, 
if the external parts of such buildings, elevators, or other 
structures are covered with slate, tile, metal, or other equally 
fire-proof material, and the mode of construction and the 
location thereof are approved by the commissioner. Tempo- 
rary structures to facilitate the prosecution of any authorized 
work may be erected under such conditions as the com- 
missioner may prescribe. 

Single and two-family dwellings not to be occupied, or 
intended, arranged or designed to be occupied, by more 
than two families, may be built of third class construction 
in all parts of the city of Boston not included in the building 
limits of said city as they existed prior to the twenty-second 
day of September in the year nineteen hundred and thirteen; 
but no such building shall occupy more than sixty per cent 
of the area of the lot upon which It is situated, and all such 
buildings shall be constructed with pitched roofs not less 
than thirty degrees with the horizontal. 

Buildings of the third class in the city of Boston may 
be reconstructed, altered, enlarged, repaired and extended so 
as to cover a greater area of land: ^provided, that the re- 
construction, alteration, enlargement or extension conforms 
to the requirements of law in respect to new buildings of the 
same character; and provided, also, that not more than 
sixty per cent of the lot is covered. 

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

Approved March 22, 1917. 



[1S23, 10.] 

Chap.222 An Act to enlarge the poa\-ers of the trustees of 

THE AUNISTERL^L FUND OF THE FIRST PARISH IN LONG- 
MEADOW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

T?usTeesof\he SECTION 1. The Trustces of the Ministerial Fund of the 
the Ministerial Yw^t Parlsh In Lougmcadow are hereby authorized to take 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 223. 203 

and hold any grant, gift or bequest of property, upon trust, Fund of the 
to apply the same or the income thereof to the improvement, iJ>ngmeadow" 
establishment, protection or enlargement of the cemetery ''"'^'■s^d- 
belonging to the First Parish of Longmeadow, or of any 
lot therein, or for the erection, repair, preservation or re- 
moval of any monument, fence or other structure therein, 
or for the planting or cultivation of trees, shrubs or plants 
in or aroinid any lot, or for improving said premises in any 
other manner consistent with the objects of said corpora- 
tion, according to the terms of such grant, gift or bequest. 
The said corporation may likewise receive and administer 
in accordance with the terms of any trust, if otherwise 
lawful, funds conveyed by gift, grant, bequest, or devise for 
the benefit of the church or Sunday school connected with 
said parish. 

Section 2. The acts of the said corporation in receiving certain acts 
and administering the Mason Warren Ely Fund, the Stephen ''^**^''''- 
S. Colton Fund, the Hannah Colton Fund and the Mercy 
Cooley Fund and also the G. Washington Allen Fund, in 
so far as they may have been in excess of authority, are 
hereby ratified and confirmed. 

Approved March 22, 1917. 



Chap.22S 



[1913, 393.] 

An Act to encourage manufacturing and shipping in 
the city of cambridge. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter three hundred and amLded ^ ^' 
ninety-three of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen is hereby amended by striking out the word " front- 
age", in the tenth line, and inserting in place thereof the 
word: — land, — by inserting after the word "and", in the 
eleventh line, the word : — all, — by striking out the words 
"connected with shipping", in the same line, and by striking 
out the word "twenty", in the twelfth line, and inserting 
in place thereof the word : — fifty, — so as to read as f ol- 
lows:^ — Sectio7i 1. The city of Cambridge, by vote of its Manufacturing 
city council, is hereby authorized to alter the use of all or f" the^c^fy "! 
any part of such land taken by it under authority of chapter ^ncoSfd. 
three hundred and forty-one of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and ninety-two, and by chapter three hundred and 
thirty-seven of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-three, as borders on the Charles river between Lech- 



204 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 224, 225. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 
Proviso. 



mere canal and Broad canal, may maintain a public dock or 
wharf thereon and in the manner hereinafter specified may 
lease said land or any part of it for wharves, terminals, and 
all other commercial pm-poses for periods not exceeding 
fifty years. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the city council of said city: provided, such accept- 
ance occurs on or before the thirty-first day of December, 
nineteen hundred and seventeen. 

Approved March 22, 1917. 

[Accepted May 10, 1917.] 



Time extended 
for placing 
imderground 
certain wires 
and electrical 
appliances 
in Salem. 



[1910, 448; 1914, 163; 1916, 182, Spec.] 

Chap. 22^ An Act reLu\tive to wires and electrical appliances 

IN THE CITY OF SALEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The time within which the owners or users of certain 
overhead wires, cables and conductors in the city of Salem 
were required by the provisions of chapter four 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 structures 
supporting the same, and to install certain wires, cables and 
conductors in said conduits, as extended by chapter one 
hundred and eighty-two of the Special Acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, is hereby further extended 
for a period of one year from the fifteenth day of March, 
nineteen hundred and seventeen. 

Approved March 22, 1917. 



Chap. 22^ An Act to establish the boundary line between the 

CITY OF MALDEN AND THE CITY OF MEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

That part of the boundary line between the city of Maiden 
and the city of Medford from Maiden corner number five 
to Maiden corner number six is hereby changed and es- 
tablished as follows : — beginning at Maiden corner number 
five, said corner being situated at the junction of the north- 
erly line of Pleasant street in Maiden with the northerly 



Boundary line 
established 
between Mai- 
den and 
Medford. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 226. 205 

line of Salem street in ]\Iedford, thence north sixteen de- 
grees thirty-fi\-e minutes west, seven hundred fourteen and 
fifty-eight hunch-edths feet; thence north six degrees thirty 
minutes east, nine hundred thirteen and twenty-nine hun- 
dredths feet; thence south, eighty-three degrees thirty 
minutes east, about two hundred eighty and sixteen hun- 
dredths feet to the present line between said cities; thence 
north six degrees thirty minutes east by the present line 
to Maiden corner number six. 

ApiJwved March 22, 1917. 



Chap.226 



[1914, 313; 1915, 290, Spec.; 1916, 301, Spec] 

An Act relative to the election of a treasurer of 
the duxbury fire and water district. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section nine of chapter three hundred and amtnded.^^' 
thirteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen 
is hereby amended by striking out all after the word "vote", 
in the thirteenth line, down to and including the word 
"commissioners", in the sixteenth and seventeenth lines, and 
inserting in place thereof the following: — The treasurer of 
the district shall be elected annually by vote of the district 
at its annual meeting, and shall give a bond to the district 
in such an amount and with such sureties as may be approved 
by the commissioners, — so as to read as follows: — Section Election of 
9. The Duxbury Fire and Water District shall, after the commissioners' 
acceptance of this act as aforesaid, elect by ballot three Fir^and^'water 
persons to hold office, one until the expiration of three years, District. 
one until the expiration of two years and one until the ex- 
piration 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. All 
the authority granted to said district by this act and not 
otherwise specifically provided for shall be vested in said 
board of water commissioners, who shall be subject, how- 
ever, to such instructions, rules and regulations as the dis- 
trict may impose by its vote. The treasurer of the district Treasurer, 
shall be elected annually by vote of the district at its annual ^ ^^ '°'^' ^ *^" 
meeting, and shall give a bond to the district in such an 
amount and with such sureties as may be approved by the 
commissioners. A majority of the commissioners shall 



206 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 227. 



Vacancies, 
how filled, etc. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any 
vacancy occurring in said board from any cause may be 
filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by said fire 
district at any legal meeting called for the piu*pose. No 
money shall be drawn from the district treasury on account 
of the water works except by a written order of said com- 
missioners or a majority of them. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority vote of the voters of said district present and 
voting thereon by ballot at a district meeting called for the 
purpose. Approved March 29, 1917. 



[1915, 281, Spec] 

Chap. 227 An Act to provide for extending the time within 

WHICH payments SIL\LL BE MADE UPON CERTAIN BONDS 
TO BE ISSUED BY THE TOWN OF GEORGETOWN. 

Be it ejiadcd, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section five of chapter two hundred and 
eighty-one of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and fifteen is hereby amended by striking out the words 
"one year", in the eighth line, and inserting in place thereof 
the words : ■ — • three years, — so that the sentence in w hich 
the said words occur will read as follows : — Such bonds or 
notes shall bear on their face the words. Town of George- 
town Water Loan, Act of 1915; shall be payable by such 
annual payments, beginning not more than three years after 
their respective dates, as will extinguish each loan within 
thirty years from its date; but the amount of such annual 
payment of any loan in any year shall not be less than the 
amount of the principal of said loan payable in any subse- 
quent year. 

Section 2. This act shall take eft'ect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the legal voters of the town of Georgetown 
present and voting thereon by ballot at any legal meeting 
called for the purpose within three years after its passage, 
but the number of meetings so called in any one year shall 
not exceed three; and for the purpose of being submitted 
to the voters as aforesaid this act shall take efi"ect upon its 
passage. Approved March 29, 1917. 



1915, 281 (S), 
§ 5, amended. 



Time extended 
within which 
payments 
shall be made 
upon bonds 
to be issued 
by town of 
Georgetown. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
legal voters, 
etc. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 228. 207 



11908, 527. 1 

An Act to authorize the town of Chester to erect a CJku) 228 
high school building and to borrow money there- 
FOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing and equip- Town of 
ping a high school and of acquiring land therefor, the town torrow^nmi'^y 
of Chester is herebv authorized to borrow a sum not exceed- {f? t"''*^ ^ , 

' . p , "'S" school. 

ing twenty thousand dollars, in excess of the statutory limit 

of indebtedness, and to issue bonds or notes therefor. Such 

bonds or notes shall btar on their face the words, Chester Chester High 

High School Loan, Act of 1917; shall be payable by such ITJmT' 

annual payments, beginning not more than one year after 

their respective dates, as will extinguish each loan within 

twenty years from its date; and the amount of such annual 

payment in any year shall not be less than the amount of 

the principal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. 

Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a 

separate loan. Said bonds or notes shall bear interest at a 

rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 

payable semi-annually. The 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 au- Payment of 
thorizing 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 
sufficient to pay the interest as it accrues on the said bonds 
or notes, and to make such payments on the principal as 
may be required 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. 

Approved March 29, 1917. 



208 



Special Acts, 1917. ~ Chaps. 229, 230. 



[1917, 199, Spec.] 

Chap. 229 An Act relative to the first assistant call chief 

ENGINEER OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF 
FALL RIVER. 



Promotion of 
first assistant 
call chief 
engineer of 
Fall River 
fire depart- 
ment. 



Be it enacted, etc., as foUoios: 

Section 1. The present first assistant call chief engineer 
of the fire department of the city of Fall River, who has 
served in that capacity for twelve consecutive years or more, 
shall be eligible to promotion to the office of deputy chief 
engineer of said department without a civil service exami- 
nation, upon presenting a certificate from at least two 
reputable physicians that he is physically fit for the said 
office. 

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

Approved March 29, 1917. 



High school 
building com- 
mission for 
city of Lowell 
established. 



[1915, 370, Spec] 

Chap. 230 An Act to provide for a high school building com- 
mission FOR the city of LOWELL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as Jollmvs: 

Section 1, There is hereby established a high school 
building commission for the city of Lowell, which shall be 
composed of five residents of the city, who shall be chosen, 
within thirty days after the passage of this act, by a ma- 
jority vote of the municipal council and the school com- 
mittee sitting, in joint session, to be called by the mayor. 
The members of the commission shall serve without com- 
pensation and shall have no financial interest, directly or 
indirectly, in the work of constructing said school, or in 
any contract relating thereto. Vacancies in the commission 
shall be filled, Avithin thirty days after their occurrence, in 
the same manner as the original appointments. 

Section 2. The said commission is hereby authorized 
in the name and behalf of the city to erect within a reasonable 
time, upon the land situated between Kirk and Anne streets, 
and purchased or taken by the city for the said purpose, 
or upon other land owned by the city, a high school building 
and a building for a heating and power plant in connection 
therewith. So far as may be necessary for the purposes of 
this act, the commission shall have all the powers and duties 
conferred and imposed b}' chapter six hundred and forty- 



May erect 
liigh school, 
etc. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 231. 209 

five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven 
upon the municipal council of the city of Lowell with respect 
to the erection, alteration, repair and equipping of said 
buildings, and shall succeed to the rights and have the 
duties of the municipal council now existing imdcr or by 
virtue of any contracts relating to the construction of the 
said buildings. 

Section 3. The said commission shall have complete to expend 
and exclusive control of the raising and expenditure of ^^"'^^y- ^*'=- 
money under the provisions of chapter three hundred and 
seventy of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and fifteen, and acts in amendment thereof and in addition 
thereto. The city treasurer, for the time being, shall be the 
treasurer of the commission and shall receive and pay the 
said funds at its direction. 

Section 4. The commission shall, whenever requested '^^p^^^- 
by the municipal council, make a report in M'riting of the 
condition and progress of the work under its charge and 
shall furnish a detailed statement of receipts and expendi- 
tures in relation thereto. 

Section 5. The commission shall choose a chairman and 2!^g%l-c ""'''^' 
a secretary, shall keep a record of its proceedings, and may 
act by a majority vote at any meeting of wdiich all members 
have had reasonable notice, or at which, at the time of 
acting, all the members are present. Meetings may be 
called by the chairman, or by a majority of the members. 

Section 6. Upon the completion, equipment and ac- Expiration of 
ceptance by the school committee of said buildings, the *®™®' 
powers of the commission and their terms of office shall 
cease. 

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

Approved March 29, 1917. 

[1871, 268.1 

An Act to authorize the central congregational (Jjiart 231 

society of JAMAICA PLAIN IN WEST ROXBURY TO CON- 
STRUCT AND MAINTAIN A MEMORIAL BUILDING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Central Congregational Society of *^re-iuliS°" 
Jamaica Plain in West Roxburv is hereby authorized to Society of 

II 1 1 , T • T • • 1 Jamr.ica Plain 

construct, upon land owned by the societ}^ adjommg to and in West rox- 
connecting with its meeting house, a building, to be known struct°^etc.r°" 
as the Samuel B. Capen Memorial, v/ith a hall for social bul^ng.' 



210 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 232. 



Building, etc., 
to be exempt 
from taxation. 



Land ex- 
empt from 
taxation for 
two years, etc. 



service, bowling alley, pool and billiard room, and other 
rooms for religious and secular instruction. The said society 
is hereby authorized to maintain the said memorial building, 
and may charge for the use of the bowling alley, pool and 
billiard room and other rooms to defray the operating 
expenses thereof. The Samuel B. Capen memorial building 
and its contents, together with the lot of land upon which 
it is situated, shall be exempt from taxation so long as it is 
used for the purposes above set forth, or for any other pur- 
poses beneficial to the community In which the house Is to 
be situated. 

Section 2. The lot of land upon which It Is proposed to 
build said memorial shall be exempt from taxation for two 
years from the time when it was acquired, In case no building 
is erected thereon. 

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

Approved March 29, 1917. 



Chap.2S2 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

EXPENSES OF THE STATE BOARD OF L.\BOR AND IN- 
DUSTRIES. 

Be it enacted, etc, as foUoivs: 

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 state board of labor and Industries, during 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the members of the board, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the commissioner and deputy com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of Inspectors and Investigators, a sum not 
exceeding forty-two thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of stenographers, clerks and assistants, a 
sum not exceeding eighteen thousand five hundred dollars. 

For travelling expenses of members of the board, officers, 
inspectors and investigators, a sum not exceeding nine 
thousand dollars. 

For rent and care of office, a sum not exceeding nine 
thousand dollars. 



Appropria- 
tions, state 
board of labor 
and industries. 



Members, 
salaries. 



Commissioner 
and deputies. 



Inspectors and 
investigators. 

Stenographers, 
etc. 



Travelling 
expenses. 



Rent, etc. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 233, 234. 211 

For p()staj:;e, stationery, office supplies and printing, in- Postage, etc. 
eluding printing the annual report, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand dollars. 

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

Approved March 29, 1917. 



An Act to authorize the town of ipswich to pay money (J}i(ij) 233 

TO THE IPSWICH HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Ipswich is hereby authorized 7psw"ch^may 
to raise by taxation and to pay annually or otherwise to the {'^^/"""^'j^*'' 
Ipswich Hospital Association, to be used for the charitable Hospital 
work of the Cable Memorial Hospital in said town, such 
sums, not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, as may be 
appropriated 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 Restrictions. 
the foregoing section unless with the approval of the select- 
men or by direction of the town, and all sums so paid shall 
be expended by said association in conformity with such 
rules and regulations as the selectmen, or the town, shall 
from time to time establish or approve. 

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

Approved March 30, 1917. 



An Act to incorporate the bay state life insurance nhrj^. 2S4 

company. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. James D. Henderson, Luke D. Mullen, Bay state Life 
Archibald L. Stark, Forris W. Norris, James G. Ferguson, c^',npa"ny 
J. Edward L. McLean, Edward M. Hamlin, John J. Prindi- incorporated. 
ville, Herbert A. Rhoades and Francis L. Daly, their as- 
sociates and successors, are hereby created a corporation 
under the name of Bay State Life Insurance Company, to 
be situated in the city of Boston, for the transaction of life 
and endowment insurance, the sale of annuities, and for 
insuring against the sickness and the bodily injury or death 
of the insured by accident; with all the rights, powers and 
privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities and re- 
strictions set forth in all general laws, now or hereafter in 
force, applicable to domestic stock life insurance companies, 



212 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 234. 



Board of 
directors, 
election, etc. 



Executive 
committee, 
powers, etc. 



Capital stock, 
issue of shares 
and policies. 



Payment of 

dividends 

regulated. 



Provisos. 



Retirement of 
capital stock, 
when. 



SO far as the same are not inconsistent with the provisions 
of this act. 

Section 2. The board of directors shall consist of not 
less than fifteen members, who shall be chosen by ballot 
from the stockholders, and a majority of whom shall be 
residents of the commonwealth. Not less than eight shall 
constitute a quorum to do business, although a less number 
may adjoiu*n from time to time. The number of directors 
and the number constituting a quorum may be increased or 
diminished within the said limits at any annual or special 
meeting of the stocldiolders. The directors shall have 
power to choose from their number an executive committee 
of not less than seven, which may exercise all the powers of 
the board of directors whenever the board shall not be in 
session, and also all powers expressly conferred upon it by 
the by-laws. The corporation may determine by its by-laws 
the manner of calling and conducting all meetings, and the 
mode of voting by proxy. Each stockholder shall be entitled 
to one vote for every share of capital stock owned by him. 

Section 3. The capital stock of the corporation shall be 
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, divided into ten 
thousand shares of the par value of twenty-five dollars each. 
The capital stock together with a surplus of not less than 
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars shall be paid in in 
cash within tweh-e months after the date of the passage of 
this act; and no certificates of shares and no policies shall be 
issued until the whole capital stock and surplus are paid in. 

Section 4. Until the net surplus of the corporation shall 
amount to tlu'ce hundred thousand dollars no dividend ex- 
ceeding six per cent per annum shall be declared or paid on 
the capital stock: lyromded, that if, in any year before that 
time, the dividend paid shall be less than six^per cent it may 
be made good in any subsequent year, notwithstanding the 
foregoing limitation; and yromded, further, that no dividend 
shall be paid to stockholders which will reduce the surplus 
to less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. When 
the net surplus of the corporation shall equal twice the 
amount of its capital stock, the said stock may be retired, 
and in that case the policy .^^olders shall become members 
of the corporation and direct its affairs, as in the case of 
mutual companies. 

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

Approved April 3, 1917. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 235. 213 



[1909, 239, 529; 1910, 337; 1912, 634.] 

An Act to authorize fire district number two in the Chap.2S5 

TOWN OF SOUTH HADLEY TO BORROW MONEY FOR THE 
PURPOSE OF INCREASING ITS WATER SUPPLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoiDs: 

Section 1. For the purpose of increasing and improving Fire District 
its water supply, Fire District Number Two in the Town of in"sSuth Had- 
South Iladley, which was incorporated by chapter five row'^^.^neyto 
hundred and twenty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen i^f^lr gVppiy. 
hundred and nine, as amended by chapter three hundred 
and thirty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
ten, is hereb}' authorized to borrow a sum not exceeding 
twenty thousand dollars, and may, from time to time, issue 
bonds or notes therefor. Each authorized issue shall consti- 
tute a separate loan. The bonds or notes shall bear on South Hadiey 
their face the words, South Hadiey Fire District Number Number Two. 
Two, Water Loan, Act of 1917, and shall be payable by J^^l^oi^ti': 
such annual payments, beginning not more than one year 
after the respective dates 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. 
The said bonds or notes shall bear interest at a rate not ex- 
ceeding four and one half per cent per annum, payable semi- 
annually, and shall be signed by the treasurer and counter- 
signed 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 pro- 
ceeds, except premiums, shall be used only for the purposes 
herein specified. 

Section 2. The said district shall, at the time of au- Payment ot 
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 Avater 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 said district annually thereafter in the same manner as 



loan. 



214 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 236, 237. 



other taxes, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is 
extinguished. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 3, 1917. 



[1895, 219; 1897, 268; 1898, 154, 164, 342; 1900, 58; 1904, 384; 1905, 329; 1906, 176; 1914, 38.] 

C/ia/?. 236 An Act to authorize the city of taunton to incur 

ADDITIONAL INT)EBTEDNESS FOR SEWERAGE PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Taunton, for the purposes 
mentioned in section one of chapter two hundred and nine- 
teen of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-five, 
and acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, may 
incur indebtedness from time to time to an amount not ex- 
ceeding two hundred thousand dollars beyond the statutory 
debt limit, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, to be de- 
nominated on the face thereof, Taunton Sewer Loan, Act 
of 1917. Said bonds or notes shall be payable within such 
period, not exceeding thirty years from the date thereof, 
and shall bear interest at such rate, as the municipal council 
of the city shall determine. Except as is otherwise provided 
herein, the provisions of chapter seven hundred and nineteen 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, and 
of acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, shall 
apply to the indebtedness hereb}^ authorized and the se- 
curities issued therefor. 

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

Approved April 3, 1917. 



City of Taun- 
ton may bor- 
row money for 
sewerage 
purposes. 



Taunton 
Sewer Loan, 
Act of 1917. 



Chap. 237 An Act to authorize the town of dighton to pension 

GEORGE E. GOODING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Town of Section 1. The town of Dighton is hereby authorized 

Dighton may °. „ nin 

pension George to pay to Gcorgc E. Gooduig a pension or twenty-nve dollars 
a month for the remainder of his life on account of the 
faithful services rendered by him to the town as selectman, 
overseer of the poor, member of the school committee, as- 
sessor, town clerk, and treasurer covering a period of more 
than fifty years. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 3, 1917. 



Special Acts, 1917. —Chaps. 238, 239. 215 



An Act to legalize an election in the town of brook- (^/^^^^ 2Sk 

FIELD. ' ,V 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The election of a town clerk at the annual ^'^^ 'cierlSn ! V 
town meeting of the town of Brookfield held on the fifth Brookfieid 
day of March, nineteen hundred and seventeen, is hereby 
made legal and valid to the same extent as if the town had 
complied with all the provisions of law relative to the election 
of the said officer. 

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

Approved April 3, 1917. 

[1905, 353; 1906, 317, § 12; 1913, 192.] 

An Act to authorize the town of agawam to borrow (JJiajy 239 
additional money for its water supply. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Agawam, for the purposes Town of Aga- 
specified in chapter three hundred and fifty-three of the acts row"add1tio^naf 
of the year nineteen hundred and five, is hereby authorized ^^p^^y fo"" j^^ 

^ •' _ . •■ water supply. 

to issue from time to time bonds or notes to an amount 

not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars in addition to the 

amount heretofore authorized by law to be issued by said 

town for water supply purposes. Bonds or notes issued LfanTcur/ ^"^ 

under authority of this act shall bear on their face the words, i^^''.' 

Agawam Water Loan, Act of 1917, shall be payable by such 

annual payments, beginning not more than one year after 

their respective dates of issue, 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. Said bonds or notes shall bear interest at a 

rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 

payable semi-annually, and shall be signed by the treasurer 

of the town and countersigned by a majority of the selectmen. 

The town may sell the said 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 town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
each issue of bonds or notes, provide for the payment thereof ^'''^"' 
in accordance with section one of this act; and when a vote 



216 



Special Acts, 1917. —Chaps. 240, 241. 



Same subject, to that cffcct liRS been passed, a sum which, with the income 
derived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual 
expense of operating its water works and the interest as it 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid by the 
town, and to make such payments on the principal as may 
be 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 or loans is extinguished. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 3, 1917. 



Chap. 240 An Act to authorize the city of lynn to retire and 

PENSION AMBROSE H. FITCH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoios: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn is hereby authorized to re- 
tire Ambrose H, Fitch, for twenty-one years in the employ 
of the poor department of said city, with an annual pension 
during his life not exceeding four hundred and fifty dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
l)y the municipal council of said city, with the approval of 
the mayor. Approved April 3, 1917. 



City of Lynn 
may retire and 
pension Am- 
brose H. Fitch. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
municipal 
council, etc. 



Town of 
Nahant may 
construct and 
operate an 
additional 
sewerage 
system. 



Chap. 241 An Act to authorize the town of nahant to con- 
struct ANT) OPERATE AN ADDITIONAL SYSTEM OF 

sewers. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Nahant is hereby authorized to 
lay out and construct, maintain and operate a system or 
systems of main drains and common sewers for a part or a 
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 drains over and under land or 
tide water in said town as may be necessary to conduct the 
sewage to the ocean, and for the purpose of providing better 
surface or other drainage, may lay, make and maintain such 
main drains as it deems best. For the purposes aforesaid, 
the town may, within its limits, make and maintain sub- 
drains. 
Board of Section 2. The town shall elect bv ballot, at an annual 

sewer commis- . . , , ' ^ . 11 i i? j_-l 

sioners, eiec- towu mcetuig, or at a special town meeting called tor the 

tion, etc. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 241. 217 

purpose, a board of three sewer commissioners, who shall be 

citizens of the town, to hold office, one until the expiration 

of one year, one until the expiration of two years, and one 

until the expiration of three years from the next succeeding 

annual town meeting, and until their successors are elected 

and qualified, and thereafter, at each annual town meeting, ; 

the town shall elect one member to the board to serve for \ 

three years, and until his successor is' elected and qualified. 

A selectman may be a member of the said board. 

Section" 3. The said board of commissioners, acting for May take 
and in behalf of the town, shall have power to take, or to dghA, ete.*^"^ 
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 main drains and sewers under 
or over any highway, boulevard, or other way, may enter 
upon and dig up any private land, street or way 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. 

Section 4. Said board, in order to take any lands in Description of 
fee, water rights, rights of way or easements, shall cause to bTrewrded*" 
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 re- 
cording, the title to the lands, w-ater rights, rights of way or 
easements described in the said statement shall vest in the 
towTi of Nahant, w^hich 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 ^r^edTpon^'^ 
board, at the time of such taking, shall notify the owners "tc. 
thereof in writing, and may agree with any person or cor- 
poration 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 determin- . 
ing damages for land taken for highways; but in case of a Suits, when 
taking, no suit or petition shall be brought after the expira- *° ^^ brought. 
tion 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. 



218 



Special Acts, 1917. — ■ Chap. 241. 



Damages, how 
: ,paid, etc. 



V/;; 



Apportion- 
ment of cost. 



Proviso. 



Assessment 
and payment 
of benefits, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



Section 5. 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 courts an offer 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 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 that date. 

Section 6. The town shall by vote determine what 
proportion of the cost of said system or systems of sewerage 
and sewage disposal the town shall pay: provided, that it 
shall pay not less than one third 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 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 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 the board of sewer commission- 
ers their proportional parts, respectively, of the said por- 
tion, 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 the 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 to the collector of taxes of said town: 
provided, that said board shall, on the MTitten request of 
any such owner, made within the said three months, appor- 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 241. 219 

tion the assessment into ten equal parts or assessments; and 
the board shall certify the apportionment to the assessors 
of the town, and one of said parts or instalments, together with 
the interest at six per cent per annum on all unpaid appor- 
tionments, 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 here- 
inafter provided; and provided, further, that nothing herein Proviso. 
contained shall be construed to prevent the payment at any 
time in one payment, notwithstanding its prior apportion- 
ment, of any balance due; but interest on such balance at 
the rate of six per cent per annum shall be paid to the date 
of the payment, and thereupon the collector of taxes of said 
town shall receive the same and shall certify the payment 
or pa;sTnents to the assessors, who shall preserve a record 
thereof. In case of corner lots abutting on more than one Corner lots, 
sewered street the same area shall not be assessed more than ^°" assessed. 
once. 

Section 7. The town, for the purpose of paying the nee- May incur in- 
essary expenses and liabilities incurred under this act, may ^ *^ °^^^' 
incur indebtedness in accordance with the provisions 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. 

Section 8. The town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
the said indebtedness, provide for the payment thereof in '"''*"• 
such annual payments as will extinguish the same in accord- 
ance with the provisions hereof; 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 said 
loan is extinguished. 

Section 9. The receipts from sewer assessments and ^^,''pifed*^ete'^ 
from payments made in lieu thereof, shall be applied to the 
pa\Tiient of charges and expenses incident to the maintenance 
and operation of said system of sewerage, or to the extension 
thereof, except that any part of such receipts may be applied 
to the payment of interest upon notes or bonds issued here- 
under, and not otherwise provided for, or to the pajTnent 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 



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Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 241. 



Assessment, 
etc., to consti- 
tute a lien, etc. 



Sale of estate, 
how conducted, 
etc. 



Persons ag- 
grieved may 
apply for 
a jury, etc. 



Clerk and 
superintend- 
ent, appoint- 
ment, etc. 



To prescribe 
rentals, etc., 



Compensation. 



Contracts, 
how made. 



for the purposes aforesaid the town shall raise forthwith 
by taxation, in the same manner in which money is raised 
for other town pm'poses, the balance required therefor. 

Section 10. Any assessment or charge made hereunder 
shall constitute a lien upon 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 committed to the collector. Said assess- 
ment, together with interest at the rate of six per cent per 
annum, with incidental costs and expenses, may be satis- 
fied by the sale of the estate or so much thereof as shall 
be sufficient to discharge 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 nonpayment of taxes, and real estate so sold may be 
redeemed in the same manner as if sold for the nonpajTnent 
of taxes. The said assessments or parts thereof may be 
collected also by an action of contract in the name of the 
town of Nahant against the owner of the estate, brought at 
any time within two years after the same 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, applj^ to 
the superior com-t 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 the jury 
trial. 

Section 12. Said board of sewer commissioners shall an- 
nually 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 their 
duties. The commissioners may, in their discretion, prescribe 
such annual rentals or charges for the users of said sewer 
system, based on the benefits derived therefrom, as they 
shall deem proper. The compensation of the commissioners 
shall be fiixed by the town. 

Section 13. All contracts made by the board of sewer 
commissioners shall be made in the name of the town and 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 241. 221 

shall be signed by the board, but no contract shall be made 
or obligation incurred by the commissioners for any pur- 
pose in excess of the amount of money appropriated by the 
town therefor. 

Section 14. Said commissioners may from time to time May prescribe 
prescribe rules and regulations for the connection of estates tions'ind^pen- 
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 twenty 
dollars for every violation of any such rule or regulation. 
Such rules and regulations shall be published not less than Rules and reg- 

1 n , 1 • 1 • ulations not to 

once a week tor three successive weeks m some newspaper take effect 
published in the town of Nahant, if there be any, and if '^"''^ p^^biished. 
not, then in some newspaper published in the county of 
Essex, and shall not take effect until such publication has 
been made. 
Section 15, No act shall be done under authority of Plans to be 

, , . . • 1 1 • p 1 approved by 

the precedmg sections, except m the making or surveys and state depart- 
other preliminary investigations, until the plans for the health, etc. 
said system of sewerage have been approved by the state 
department of health. Upon application to said depart- 
ment for such approval the department shall give a hearing, 
after due notice to the public. At the 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 the board of sewer commissioners shall ^mnfittee 
have been elected as provided in this act the town may to serve untn 

. r. 1 p , board is 

carry on the construction of the system of sewerage by a elected, etc 
duly authorized committee of the town, but not longer than 
until the annual meeting next but one after the commence- 
ment of said work of construction. The committee shall 
serve without pay and shall have all the powers and au- 
thority given to the board of sewer commissioners in this 
act or by the general laws relating to boards of sewer com- 
missioners. 

Section 17. This act shall take effect upon its passage, xo be sub- 
but no expenditure shall be made and no liability incurred voters, etc. 
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 April 3, 1917. 



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Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 242, 243, 244. 



Chap. 242 An Act to authorize the city of holyoke to pay a 

SUM OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF GEORGE L. DICKINSON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The city of Holyoke is hereby authorized to 
pay to the widow of George L. Dickinson, a former sergeant 
in the police department of said city who died during the 
year nineteen hundred and sixteen, an annuity of three hun- 
dred dollars for a period of three years. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the board of aldermen of the city of Holyoke, with the 
approval of the mayor: provided, such acceptance and ap- 
proval occur prior to the thirty-first day of December, nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen. Approved April 3, 1917. 

[Accepted May 10, 1917.] 



City of Hol- 
yoke may pay 
a sum of 
money to 
the widow of 
George L. 
Dickinson. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
board of 
aldermen, etc. 
Proviso. 



Chap.24S An Act relative to the membership of Cornelius j. 

HARRINGTON IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF 
BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The fire commissioner of the city of Boston, 
with the approval of the mayor, may reinstate Cornelius J. 
Harrington, as a member of the fire department of the city, 
without further civil service examination. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its approval 
by the mayor: provided, such approval occurs prior to the 
thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen. Approved April 3, 1917. 



City of Boston 
may reinstate 
Cornelius J. 
Harrington in 
fire depart- 
ment. 

To be approved 
by mayor. 
Proviso. 



[1900, 349; 1902, 120; 1905, 216; 1906, 275; 1912, 62.] 

Chap.24A An Act relative to the degrees that may be granted 

BY THE LOWELL TEXTILE SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter sixty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and twelve is hereby amended by striking out the word 
"Dyeing", in the third line, and inserting in place thereof 
the word: — Chemistry, — so as to read as follows: — 
The trustees of the Lowell textile school are hereby au- 
thorized to grant the degree of Bachelor of Textile Engineer- 
ing and Bachelor of Textile Chemistry to pupils who have 



1912, 62, 
amended. 



Degrees that 
may be granted 
by the Lowell 
textile school. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 245, 246. 223 

taken the foiir-year day course of the Lowell textile school 
in said departments and have passed the examinations re- 
quired for graduation. Aiyprmed April 3, 1917. 

An Act to validate the annual town meeting of the QfiQ^jy 245 
TO^^^N OF mount Washington in the present year. 

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

Section 1. The acts and proceedings of the town of ^"""^iH"^" 

rncGtins ot 

Mount Washington at the annual town meeting, or any town of Mount 
adjournment thereof, in the current year, and all acts done validated. 
in pm-suance thereof, are hereby confirmed and made valid, 
to the same extent as if the said meeting had been held and 
conducted in strict compliance with law. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 4, 1917. 



Chap.24:6 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses in the department of the chief quarter- 
master of the national guard and for sundry 
armory expenses. 

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- m° nt ofTwef 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and expenses of'the^n'aUonai 
in the department of the chief quartermaster of the national e^^rd. 
guard, formerly the quartermaster general, for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the chief quartermaster, a sum not ex- chief quarter- 
ceeding two thousand dollars. '"^'"' "^^^'■^• 

For the salary of the superintendent of armories, eighteen Superintend- 
hundred dollars. ""* °' "''"°""" 

For the salaries of the clerks and assistants, ten thousand ^'s^tante!* 
dollars. 

For the salary of the watchman at the state arsenal, eight Watchman at 

1 1 1111 " state arsenal. 

hundred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, a sum not exceed- incidental, etc., 
ing twelve thousand dollars. expenses. 

For quartermaster's supplies, a sum not exceeding sixteen Quartermaster's 
thousand five hundred dollars. ^^^^ '^^" 

For care and maintenance of the camp ground and build- Campground 
ings at Framingham, a sum not exceeding four thousand Lmr""'^^ 
dollars. 



224 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 247, 248. 



Armorers and 
assistants. 



Armories, 
first class. 



Armories, 
second class. 



Armories, 
third class. 

Batteries of 
artillery. 

Expert assist- 
ance, etc. 



For the salaries of armorers and assistants of the first 
class, a sum not exceeding sixty-seven thousand five hundred 
and eighty-five dollars. 

For maintenance of armories of the first class, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred and tv.-enty-eight thousand dollars. 

For rent and maintenance of armories of the second class, 
a sum not exceeding three thousand six hundred and fifty 
dollars. 

For rent and maintenance of armories of the third class, a 
sum not exceeding six thousand three hundred dollars. 

For allowance to batteries of artillery of the volunteer 
militia, forty-eight himdred dollars. 

For expert assistance, the employment of which may be 
exempt from the civil service rules, in the disbursement of 
certain money to the officers and enlisted men of the national 
guard for compensation and allowances, a sum not exceeding 
twelve hundred dollars. 

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

Approved April 4) 1917. 



Appropria- 
tions, reforma- 
tory for 
women. 



Chap. 24:1 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance 

OF THE reformatory FOR WOMEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred twenty- 
three thousand one hundred and nine dollars is hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the maintenance of 
the reformatory for women, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen. 

For the town of Framingham, toward the annual expense 
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 April 4, 1917. 



Sewage 
disposal. 



C/iap. 248 An Act to authorize the city of Cambridge to incur 
additional indebtedness for improvements in the 
cambridge cemetery. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoios: 

City of Cam- Section 1. The city of Cambridge, for the purpose of 
borrot'Sro^ney grading, filling, and improving the Cambridge cemetery, 

for improve- r> o <=> 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 249. 225 

may raise by taxation the sum of ten cents on each one mpntsinCam- 
thousanrl dolhirs of taxable property in that city, and when tery^" *''""*'' 
the said sum has been raised the city may incur indebtedness 
to an amount not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor. Such bonds or notes Cambridge 
shall be denominated on the face thereof, Cambridge Ceme- improvement 
tery Improvement Loan, Act of 1917, shall be signed by the J^^n, Actof 
city treasurer and countersigned by the mayor, shall bear 
interest at a rate not exceeding fom* 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 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 pay- 
able 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 ^an"^^°' °^ 
loan, shall provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
payments as will extinguish the same wdthin 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. 

Approved April 4> 1917. 



Chap.24t9 



An Act to validate the annual town meeting of the 

TOWN OF new RIARLBOROUGH IN THE PRESENT YEAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The acts and proceedings of the town of ^^^^^^^"^ 
New Marlborough at the annual town meeting, or any ad- ^'^" "^ ^^7 
journment thereof, in the current year, and all acts done in validated. 
pursuance thereof, are hereby confirmed and made valid, 
to the same extent as if the said meeting had been held and 
conducted in strict compliance with law. 

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

Approved April 4, 1917. 



226 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 250, 251. 



Chap. 250 An Act making appropriations for sal.\ries and ex- 
penses IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF SURGEON OF 
THE NATIONAL GUARD. 

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 chief surgeon of the national 
guard, formerly the siu-geon general, for the fiscal year end- 
ing on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, to wit: — 

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

For medical supplies for use of the national guard, and 
for incidental and contingent expenses of the chief surgeon, 
including clerical services and printing the annual report, a 
sum not exceeding forty-seven hundred and forty-five 
dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the examination of re- 
cruits for the national guard, a sum not exceeding thirty-five 
hundred dollars. 

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

Approved April 4, 1917. 



Appropria- 
tions, depart- 
ment of the 
chief surgeon 
of the national 
guard. 



Chief surgeon, 
salary. 
Medical sup- 
plies, etc. 



Examination 
of recruits. 



[1900, 250; 1903, 242, 302; 1907, 230; 1908, 100; 1914, 259.) 

Chap.251 An Act to authorize the city of revere to borrow 
money for constructing a grammar school and for 
other permanent improvements. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Revere may incur debt, in excess 
of the statutory limit, but otherwise subject to all. pro visions 
of chapter seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and thirteen, as amended, for the 
following purposes: for constructing and equipping a gram- 
mar school and of obtaining land therefor, to an amount 
not exceeding one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars; 
for constructing trunk sewers, to an amount not exceed- 
ing fifty thousand dollars; and for widening and rebuilding 
Central avenue and Ocean avenue, to an amount not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. 

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

Approved April 4, 1917. 



City of Revere 
may borrow 
money for con- 
structing a 
grammar 
school, etc. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 252, 253. 227 



An Act to legalize the organization and proceedings QJidj) 252 

OF the LTVION cemetery in the town of CHATHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The acts and proceedings of Seth Ryder, Organization 
John Emery, Joshua P^ldridge, Enoch E. Howes, Joseph fnglTthe'*' 
Atwood, Jr., Nathaniel Snow, John W. Atwood, Hiram t^r^Tn*^''"'^ 
Harding, Joseph Emery and their associates in organiz- ^jj^fj^te'd' 
ing as a corporation the Union Cemeterj^ in the town of 
Chatham, and the subsequent proceedings of the above 
named persons, their associates and successors under said 
organization are hereby confirmed and made valid; and , 

the said Union Cemetery is hereby established as a legally 
existing corporation, with all the powers, rights and privileges, 
and subject to all the duties, limitations and restrictions set 
forth in all general laws now or hereafter in force relating 
to such corporations; and those persons who are legally or Members of 
equitably entitled to lots in the cemetery belonging to the tkfnXfiS. 
said corporation, or the legally designated representatives of 
their heirs or devisees, if such persons are deceased, shall be 
the members of the said corporation at its meeting next 
following the passage of this act. 

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

Ayproved April 4, 1917. 

[1902, 486; 1903, 197; 1904, 131; 1905, 403; 1906, 328.] 

An Act to authorize the south deerfield water supply (Jjid^ 953 

DISTRICT TO FURNISH WATER IN THE TOWNS OF DEER- 
FIELD AND WHATELY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The South Deerfield Water Supply District South Deer- 
is hereby authorized to furnish and sell water to persons or iuppi^^DiV 
corporations in the towns of Whately and Deerfield, and to fumi^^water 
lay and maintain water pipes and hydrants under and upon Dee^fieid'ind 
any public or private way in the towns of Whately and Whateiy. 
Deerfield adjacent to, and within one mile from, the present 
southerly line of said district, and within one mile from the 
present northerly line of said district; but any work in any 
public way necessary for the said purpose shall be done with 
the least possible hindrance to public travel, and shall 
be subject to the direction and approval of the selectmen of 
the town in which the same is performed. 

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

Approved April 4, 1917. 



228 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 254. 



[191», 142, Spec.] 

Chap. 254: An Act to provide for preferential voting at 

MUIs^ICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 



Preferential 
voting estab- 
lished at 
municipal 
elections in 
Gloucester. 



Form of 
petition, 
how signed, 
etc. 



NOMINATION BY PETITION OF TEN VOTERS. 

Section 1. The mode of nomination and election of all 
elective officers of the city of Gloucester to be voted for at 
any municipal election shall be as provided in this act. The 
name of a candidate shall be printed upon the ballot when 
a petition of nomination shall have been filed in his behalf 
in the manner and form and under the conditions hereinafter 
set forth. 

The petition of nomination for each candidate shall be 
signed by not less than ten qualified voters of the city either 
on individual certificates in form substantially as follows, 
or on joint papers to the same purport: 



PETITION OF nomination. 

Individual Certificate. 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
City of Gloucester 

I hereby join in a petition for the nomination of 

whose residence is at No Street, Gloucester, 

for the office of , to be voted for at the 

municipal election to be held in the city of Gloucester, on 

the day of , 19 ; and I certify that 

I am qualified to vote for a candidate for said office, and 
am not at this time a signer of any other certificate nomi- 
nating any other candidate for the above named office; 

that my residence is at No Street, 

Gloucester. 

Witness: (Signed) 

(Signed) 

Residence of witness, No Street, Gloucester. 

The petition of nomination, of which this certificate 
forms a part, shall, if found insufficient, be returned to 
at No Street, Gloucester. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 254. 229 



FORM OF CERTIFICATE. 

Section 2. It shall be the duty of the city clerk to Formofcer- 
furnish upon application a reasonable number of forms of 
individual certificates or joint nomination petitions, and of 
acceptances of nomination. Each certificate shall be a 
separate paper. All certificates shall be of uniform size as 
determined by the city clerk. Each certificate shall contain 
the name and signature of one signer thereof and no more. 
Each certificate shall contain the name of one candidate 
and no more. In case a voter has signed two or more con- 
flicting petitions only that one of his conflicting signatures 
which was included in the petition first presented to the 
city clerk, as provided in the following section, shall be 
valid. The witness in each case may be any qualified voter 
of Gloucester, except the candidate named in the certificate. 

nominating petitions. 

Section 3. Petitions of nomination shall be presented to Nominating 
the city clerk not earlier than thirty, nor later than twenty, presented to ^" 
days, before the election. The city clerk shall indorse on <^'*>"*'"^''- 
each petition the date upon which it was presented to him, 
and by v/hom it was presented. All papers constituting 
a petition of nomination shall be presented to the city clerk 
at one time, except as is provided in the following section. 

amendment of nominating petitions. 

Section 4. When a petition of nomination is presented oi^J^-^^^ 
to the city clerk for filing, he shall forthwith examine the patitions, etc. 
same and ascertain whether it conforms to the provisions of 
this act. If found not to conform thereto, he shall then and 
there in \\Titing on the petition state the reason why the 
petition cannot be filed, and shall within three days, return 
the same to the person therein designated for the purpose. 
The petition may then be amended and again, but not later 
than three days after it w^as returned, presented to the city 
clerk, as in the first instance. The city clerk shall forthwith 
proceed to examine the amended petition as hereinbefore 
provided. If either the original or the amended petition of 
nomination is found properly signed and witnessed as here- 



230 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 254. 



inbefore provided, the city clerk shall file the same forth- 

Proviso. with: provided, that no petition, amended or otherwise, 

shall be presented later than twenty days before the election. 



Date of filing 

nominee's 

acceptance. 



DATE OF FILING NOMINEE'S ACCEPTANCE. 

Section 5. A person nominated under this act shall file 
his acceptance, his signature thereto being witnessed by a 
qualified voter of Gloucester, with the city clerk not later 
than twenty days before the day of election, and in the 
absence of such acceptance the name of the candidate shall 
not appear on the ballot. The acceptance shall be sub- 
stantially in tlie following form: 



Form of 
acceptance. 



Petitions, etc., 
to be pie.served. 



FORM OF NOMINEE S ACCEPTANCE. 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
City of Gloucester, 

I, , having heretofore been nominated 

for the office of , in the city of Gloucester, 

to be voted for at the municipal election to be held in said 

city on the day of , 19 , hereby 

accept the said nomination, and I hereby declare that I am 
a qualified voter of said city, that my residence is at No. 

Street, Gloucester, and that I have not 

become and am not a candidate for any other office to be 

voted for at said election. 

Witness : (Signed) 

(Signed) 

Residence of witness: 

No Street, Gloucester. 

Section 6. The city clerk shall preserve in his office for 
a period of four years from the time of the respective filing 
of the same all petitions of nomination and all certificates, 
acceptances, and memoranda belonging thereto, filed under 
this act, but shall thereafter destroy the same. 



Publication of 
lists of can- 
didates. 



PUBLICATION OF LISTS OF CANDIDATES. 

Section 7. The city clerk shall, not later than the 
fifteenth day before every city election, certify the list of 
candidates, with their residences, whose names are entitled 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 254. 231 

to appear on the ballot, as beiu<ji; the list of eandidates nomi- 
nated as required by this act, together with the offices for 
which they are respectively candidates, designating whether 
each election is for a full or an unexpired term : and shall file 
in his office said certified list of names and offices, and shall 
cause to be published before the election, in two successive 
issues of at least one newspaper of general circulation pub- 
lished in the city of Gloucester, or in any different or sup- 
plementary manner that may be required by ordinance, Election notice 
an election notice which shall contain said certified list of qluredTby 
names of candidates and offices to be filled, and the time "rdinance. etc. 
and the places of holding such election. 

Provision may also be made by ordinance for supplying Qualifications 

.1 . .,1 ' e J.' T j_l I'n ^' r of candidates 

the voters with mrormation regardmg the qualmcations ot to be supplied 
candidates. • *°"°*""- 

PREPARATION OF BALLOTS. 

Section 8. The city clerk shall cause ballots for each Preparation of 
general and special municipal election to be prepared, printed, 
and authenticated as provided by the laws of the common- 
wealth, except as is otherwise required by this act. The 
ballots shall contain the full list and correct names of all 
the offices to be filled, and the names and residences of all 
the candidates nominated, respectively, therefor. 



FORM of ballot AND METHOD OF VOTING. 

Section 9. On the ballot at the top of each group of ^orm of baiiot. 
candidates for an office shall be stated the number to be 
elected to that office, and in the heading of the first column 
in which choices are designated for every such group shall 
appear the words "First Choice" or, if the number to be 
elected to that office is more than one, "First Choices". In 
the heading for 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 fu-st and second columns for every such • 
group shall appear the words "Not more than (here insert 
the number to be elected to that group) ". In the heading 
of the third column for every such group, shall appear the 
words "Other Choices; as many as you w^ish to express": 
jJrovided, hoivevcr, that when there are but three candidates Proviso, 
for any office, the ballot shall contain columns for the first 



232 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 254. 



Same subject. 



Method of 
voting. 



and second choice only for that office, and when there are 
fewer than three candidates for any office, all columns but 
one and all reference to choice for any office may be omitted. 
Except that the crosses here shown shall be omitted, and 
that in place of the names, addresses, and offices here shown 
shall be substituted the names and residences of the actual 
candidates and the offices for which they are, respectively, 
nominated, the ballots shall be in substantially the following 
form : — 

General (or special) municipal election, city of Gloucester. 
(Inserting date thereof). 

Instructions. — 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 
more than one choice for one person, aa 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 yom* second choice in the 
second column; vote in the thu'd column for all the other 
candidates^ whom you wish to support; vote only one first 
choice and only one second choice for any one office. (But 
if two or more candidates are to be elected to an office:) 
Vote yoiu' first choices in the first column; vote your second 
choices in the second column; vote in the third column for 
all the candidates 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 
number of candidates to be elected to the office in question). 



Mayor (One to be elected). 



Richard Roe, 8 Crescent Avenue, 
James Hoe, 4 Blue Hill Street, . 
John Doe, 84 Ocean Terrace, 
Henry Poe, 2171 Main Street, 
Louis Coe, 98 Locust Avenue, 



First 

Choice, 

Not More 

than One. 



Second 

Choice, 

Not More 

than One. 



Other 

Choices, 

As many as 

you wish. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 254. 



233 



Aldermen {Four to be elected). 


Fir.st 

Clioices, 

Not More 

than Four. 


Second 

Choices, 

Not More 

tlian Four. 


Other 

Choices, 

As many as 

you wish. 


John Doe, 2 Water Court, . 










X 


James Doe, 3 Water Street, . 






X 






Henry Doe, G Water Street, 








X 




Charles Doe, 8 Water Street, 










X 


John Brown, 10 Palace Street, 






X 






James Brown, 12 Palace Street, . 












Charles Brown, 14 Palace Street, 








X 




John Jones, 6 Theatre Street, 






X 






Henry Jones, 8 Theatre Street, . 










X 


Charles Jones, 14 Theatre Street, 










X 


John Smith, 121 Board Street, 












Henry Smith, 19 Board Street, . 






X 






James Smith, 53 Lime Street, 










X 


William Smith, 42 Hay Street, . 








X 




Fred. Brown, 19 Brick Street, 












John Brown, 21 White Street, 










X 


Thomas Brown, 22 Black Street, 








X 





Same subject. 



Section 10. As many spaces shall be left below the Number of 
printed names of the candidates for each office to be voted I'dTe^lft^"^^ 
for as there are candidates to be elected to that office, wherein 
the voter may WTite the names and residences of any person 
for whom he may wish to vote. 



WHAT SHALL APPEAR ON THE BALLOT. 

Section 1 1 . The names and residences of candidates for what shall 
the same office shall be printed on the ballot in the order in baUot!^ °" ^^^ 
which they may be drawn by the city clerk, whose duty it 
shall be to make such drawing and to give each candidate 
an opportunity to be present thereat personally or by one 
representative. Nothing on the ballot shall be indicative 
of the source of the candidacy or of the support of any 
candidate. 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 or mark, or anything indicating his 



234 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 254. 



views or opinions. There shall also appear on the ballot 
all questions required by law, or by this act, to be submitted 



Ballot to 

contain 

questions 

tote^s"""^ '" to the qualified voters of the city 



Distribution of 
sample ballots. 



DISTRIBUTION OF S.AJMPLE BALLOTS. 

Section 12. The city clerk shall, at least ten days be- 
fore the election, cause to be printed a sufficient number of 
sample ballots, upon paper of difterent color, but otherwise 
identical with the ballot to be used at the election, and, until 
other provision for their distribution is made by ordinance, 
shall mail a copy of the same to each registered voter. 



Canvass of 
returns. 



Manner of 

counting 

votes. 



CANVASS OF RETURNS AND DETERMINATION OF RESULTS OF 

ELECTION. 

Section 13. When the polls are closed, the precinct 
officers shall immediately open the ballot boxes, take there- 
from and count the ballots in public view, and enter the 
total 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 the number of choices voted for any one office does not 
exceed the number to be elected to that office, such choices 
shall, except as hereinbefore in this section otherwise pro- 
vided, be counted as first choices. 

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 that office, but not more than twice 
that number, all such votes in the first-choice column shall 
be counted as votes expressing second choice for such can- 
didates, and all votes in the second-choice column of the 
ballot in question for that office shall be counted as if marked 
in the third column. If a choice is expressed after the name 
of but one candidate for a given office, that choice shall be 
counted as a first choice for such candidate, regardless of 
the column in which it is marked. 

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. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 254. 235 

all votes upon the ballot in (juestion for that offiee shall be Samo Huhjcct. 
covinted as if marked in the third eolinnn. 

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 14. The city clerk shall then determine the Determination 
successful candidates in the following manner: — 

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 Provisos. 
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 
received by every such candidate, and the candidate or 
candidates 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, be- 
ginning 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 candi- 
date who shall not have been elected as aforesaid, shall then 
be added to the first-choice and the second-choice votes re- 
ceived by every 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 Tie votes, 
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. 

Whenever the word "majority" is used in this section, "Majority," 
it shall mean more than one half of the total number of first- 



236 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 255. 



Proviso. 



"Voter", 
term defined. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters at next 
state election. 



City clerk, 
etc., duty of, 
to carry out 
provisions of 
the act. 



Certain laws, 
ordinances, 
etc., to con- 
tinue in force, 
until, etc. 



choice votes cast at the 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, the 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 15. 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 16. This act shall be submitted to the voters 
of the city of Gloucester 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 the year nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, to authorize preferential voting at 
municipal elections in the city of Gloucester, be accepted?" 
And if a majority of the votes cast thereon are in the affirma- 
tive, this act shall take full effect beginning with the next 
regular municipal election in said city; otherwise it shall be 
void. 

Section 17. It shall be the duty of the city clerk and 
of other city officials to carry out the provisions of this 
act to the end that all things may be done necessary for the 
election of the officers next to be elected under the pro- 
visions hereof. 

Section 18. All laws, ordinances and regulations in 
force in said city when this act takes effect, not inconsistent 
herewith, shall continue in full force and effect until it is 
otherwise provided by law, ordinance or vote. 

Approved April 4, 1917. 

[1917, 271, Spec.) 



Chap. 255 An Act to extend the provisions of the civil service 

LAWS to the position OF CARETAKER OF PUBLIC PLAY- 
GROUNDS IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All appointments to the position of care- 
taker of the public playgrounds in the park department of 
the city of Springfield shall hereafter be made in accordance 
with the civil service laws and rules; but no person now 
holding the said position shall be required to take a civil 
service examination in order to retain the same. 



Civil service 
laws extended 
to caretaker of 
public play- 

f rounds in 
pringfield. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 25G, 257, 258. 237 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To bo sub- 
by the city council of said city, with the approval of the "ouncii.^etc!*^ 
mayor: provided, that such acceptance and approval occur Proviso. 
on or before December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved April 4, 1917. 

An Act to extend the provisions of the civil service (^/^^rj 256 

LAWS TO THE POSITION OF SANITARY CUSTODIAN IN THE 
CITY OF SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUows: 

Section 1 . All appointments to the position of sanitary civii service 
custodian in the city of Springfield shall hereafter be made in to^lnrtary 
accordance with the civil service laws and rules; but no springSeld" 
person now holding the said position shall be required to 
take a civil service examination in order to retain the same. 

Section 2. This act shall take eft'ect upon its acceptance to be sub- 
by the city council of said city, with the approval of the TOuntii, etc! ^ 
mayor: provided, that such acceptance and approval shall Proviso. 
occur on or before December thirty-first in the ciu*rent year. 

Approved April 4, 1917. 

[1906, 326; 1911, 61; 1913, 506.] 

An Act to authorize the town of framingham to take Chav. 257 
land for school purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Framingham is hereby au- Town of 
thorized to take in fee, not to exceed in area four acres, land m?y\'ake*™ 



land for 



to be used for a public school, subject to the provisions of school 
general law applicable to such takings not otherwise in- p°^^^- 
consistent herewith. 

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

Approved April 5, 1917. 

[1917. 258, Spec] 



pur- 



Chap.258 



[1917, 257, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the towtst of framingham to 

INCUR indebtedness FOR ADDITIONAL SCHOOL ACCOMMO- 
DATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Framingham, for the purpose Town of 
of constructing, equipping and furnishing additional school maTbofro™ 



238 



Special Acts, 1917. ~ Chap. 259. 



money for ad- 
ditional school 
accommoda- 
tions. 



Framingliam 
School Loan, 
Act of 1917. 



Payment of 
loan. 



houses in that town is liereby authorized to borrow money, 
in excess of the statutory hrait, to an amount not exceeding 
three hundred thousand dollars, 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, Framingham School Loan, Act of 1917, and also the 
Avords, Exempt from Taxation in Massachusetts; shall be 
payable at the expiration of periods not exceeding twenty 
years from their respective dates of issue, shall bear interest, 
payable semi-annually, at a rate not exceeding four and 
one half per cent per annum, and shall be signed by the 
treasurer and countersigned by the selectmen of the town. 
The town may sell the said securities at public or private 
sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may deem ex- 
pedient, but not for less than their par value. 

Section 2. The 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 date thereof, as will extinguish each loan within twenty 
years from its date; and the amount of such annual pay- 
ment in any year shall not be less than the amount of the 
principal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. The 
assessors of the town shall, without further action by the 
town, annually assess such sums as may be needed to pay 
the interest on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, and 
to make such payments on the principal as may be required 
under the provisions of this act, in the same manner as 
other town taxes. 

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

Approved April 5, 1917. 



Chap. 259 An Act to revive the corporation known as the bay 

STATE METAL CORPORATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 

Section 1. The Bay State Metal Corporation, which 
was dissolved by chapter one hundred and fifty-seven of the 
Special Acts of the current year, 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 April 5, 1917. 



Bay State 
Metal Corpora- 
tion revived. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 2G0. 239 



An Act relative to primary elections in the city of Chap.2Q0 

EVERETT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. This act shall apply only to the city of ^^^^'^^y^'^*" 
Everett. Except as is otherwise provided herein, there Everett. 
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, alderman, conunon councilman or mem- 
ber of the school committee unless such person be nom- 
inated as such candidate at a city primary election to be 
held as provided in this act. 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, within the time limited by section four of 
this act, the statement of the candidate and the petition 
accompam'ing the statement described in that section. 

Section 2. Except as is otherwise provided herein, on Date of city 
the third Tuesday preceding every annual or special city tio^etc.*"'''" 
election at which a mayor, or any member of the school 
committee or of either branch of the city council 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 an alderman or 
common councilman, shall be held until after the expira- 
tion of forty days from the calling of the special city primary 
election, which is to be held on the third Tuesday preceding 
such special election. At every city primary election the Aldermen to 
polls shall be kept open during such hours as shall be fixed hou^I'Lte. 
by the board of aldermen and, except as is otherwise pro- 
vided 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 desig- 
nated, provided and furnished, 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. 

Section 3. The provisions of law relating to election Laws relating 
officers, voting places for elections, election apparatus and appiyfexcept*. 



240 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 260. 



Names of can- 
didates to 
appear upon 
primary 
ballot. 



Proviso. 



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 city 
primary elections, except as is otherwise provided in this 
act. 

Section 4. Any person who is qualified to vote for a 
candidate for mayor, alderman, common councilman or 
member of the school committee, and who is a candidate for 
nomination for any of the said offices may have his name, as 
such candidate printed on the official ballots to be used at 
a cit,y primary election: ■provided, that he shall, at least ten 
days prior to such city primary election, file with the city 
clerk a statement in writing of his candidacy in substantially 
the following form : — 



Form of 

statement 
of candidate. 



STATEMENT OF CANDmATE. 

I, ( ), on oath declare that I reside at 

(number, if any) on (name of street), in the city of Everett, 
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, alderman, common 
councilman 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 ballots to be used at said city primary election. 
(Signed) 



Petition 
to be filed. 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 

Middlesex, ss. 

Subscribed and sworn to on this day 

of , 19 , before me. 

(Signed) 

Justice of the Peace. 
(Or Notary Public.) 

Every such candidate shall at the same time file with the 
statement the petition of at least twenty-five voters of the 
city qualified to vote for a candidate for the said office. 
The petition shall be in substantially the fofiowing form: — 



Form 

of petition. 



PETITION ACCOMPANYING STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE. 

Whereas (name of candidate) is a candidate for nomination 
for the office of (mayor, alderman, common councilman or 
member of the school committee) for (state the term), we, 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 260. 241 

the undersigned voters of tlie city of Everett, duly qualified ^'""® «"''J«ct. 
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 bal- 
lots 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. 



Name of Voter. 



Street number, 
if any. 



Street. 



No acceptance by a candidate for nomination named in Acceptance 
the petition shall be necessary for its validity or for its unnecessary. 
filing, and the petition need not be sworn to. 

Section 5. Women who are qualified to vote for members women may 
of the school committee may be candidates for nomination for'gchoai^^*^ 
for that office at any city primary election at which any committee. 
candidate for nomination for that office is to be voted for, 
and, at such election, may vote for candidates for nomi- 
nation for that office, but for candidates for no other office. 
Women who are candidates for members of the school com- statement and 
mittee shall file the statement of a candidate, and the petition ^^^^""^ *° *'® 
accompanying the statement, hereinbefore required to be 
filed by male candidates for nominations for that office. 

Section 6. On the first day, not being Sunday or a Publication of 
legal holiday, following the expiration of the time for filing didafes!"" 
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 can- 
didates for nomination who have duly filed the above men- 
tioned 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. The city clerk shall thereupon prepare the ballots city derk to 
to be used at the city primary election and shall cause them CS!' °*'''^' 
to be printed, and the ballots so prepared shall be the official 
ballots, and the only ballots, used at the said election. 
They shall be headed as follows: — 



242 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 260. 



Form of 
official primary 
ballot. 



Number of 
blank spaces 
to be left, etc. 



Directions to 
voter. 



Form of 
special ballot 
for school 
committee. 



Party or 
political 
designations 
prohibited. 



Who are 
qualified 
to vote. 



OFFICIAL PRIMARY BALLOT. 

Candidates for Nomination for Mayor, Alderman, Common 
Councilman and School Committee of the City of Everett. 
At a 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 7. Except as is otherwise provided herein, the 
name of each person who has filed a statement and ac- 
companying petition as aforesaid, and his 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; 
and, except as is otherwise provided herein, special ballots, 
headed : — 

OFFICIAL PRIMARY BALLOT. 

Candidates for Nomination for Members of School Com- 
mittee of the City of Everett. At a City Primary Election 
held on the day of , in the year 

nineteen hundred and , and containing 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, shall be prepared in like manner 
and printed for the use of women qualffied to vote for 
members of the school committee. 

Section 8. No ballot used at any annual or special city 
election or at any city primary election shall have printed 
thereon any party or political designation or mark, and there 
shall not be appended to the name of any candidate any 
such party or political designation or mark, or anything 
showing how he was nominated, or indicating his views or 
opinions. 

Section 9. Voters qualified to vote at city elections shall 
be qualified to vote at the city primary elections. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 260. 243 

Section 10. The election officers shall immediately, upon counting of ' 
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 elec- 
tions. 

Section 11. On the first day, not being Sunday or a Canvassing 
legal holiday, following the city primary election, the city and publication 
clerk shall canvass the retm-ns so received from the election °^''^^"''- 
officers, and shall forthwith publish the result of the canvass 
in one or more newspapers published in said city. 

Section 12. Except as is otherwise provided herein, the Nominations. 
two persons receiving at a city primary election the highest n^ned^**"^" 
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 the 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 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. 

If the primary election results in a tie vote among candl- Tie vote, 
dates for nomination receiving the smallest number of votes, cXada'tes to" 
which, but for the tie vote, would entitle the person receiving brprinted^ *° 
such number to have his name printed upon the official "p°° '''^"°*- 
ballots for the election, all candidates participating in such 
tie vote shall have their names printed upon the official 
ballots, although thereby there be printed upon them the 
names of candidates to a number exceeding twice the number 
to be elected. 

Section 13. If, at the expiration of the time for filing persons filing 
statements of candidates to be voted for at any city primary glfan'Se"*^ 
election, not more than twice as many such statements have fn^t'ed^when' 
been filed with the city clerk for the office of mayor, alder- 
man or school committee as there are persons to be elected 
to said offices respectively, then the candidates whose state- 
ments have thus been filed shall be deemed to have been 
nominated for said offices respectively, and their names shall 



244 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 260. 



Same subject. 



When no 
primary need 
be held. 



Acceptance 
not required. 



Election, how 
determined. 



Number of 
blank spaces 
to be left on 
ballots. 



Certain laws 
pertaining to 
elections to 
apply. 



Repeal. 



be used at such annual or special city election, and the city 
clerk shall not print said names upon the ballot to be used 
at said primary election, and no other nomination or nomi- 
nations for said offices shall be made. And if in any ward, 
at the expiration of the time for filing statements of candi- 
dates to be voted for at any city primary election, not more 
than twice as many such statements have been filed with the 
city clerk for the office of councilman as there are persons 
to be elected to said offices respectively, then the candidates 
whose statements have thus been filed shall be deemed to 
have been nominated for said offices respectively, and their 
names shall be printed on the official ballot to be used at 
such annual or special city election, and the city clerk 
shall not print said names upon the ballot to be used at said 
primary election, and no other nominations for said offices 
shall be made. And if it shall appear that no names are to 
be printed upon the official ballot to be used at any city 
primarj'' election in any ward or wards of the city, or in the 
city at large, then no primary election shall be held in any 
such ward or wards, or in the city at large. 

Section 14. No acceptance of a nomination made at a 
city primary election shall be necessary for its validity. 

Section 15. At. city elections, other than the above 
described city primary elections, the person receiving the 
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 number 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 16. Except as is otherwise provided in this 
act, the laws of the commonwealth governing annual city 
elections, 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. 

Section 17. iVll acts and parts of acts inconsistent here- 
with, affecting only the city of Everett, are hereby repealed, 



taking effect. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 2()1. 245 

and no acts or i)arts of acts inconsistent lierewith sliall here- 
after apply to the said city. 

Section 18. This act shall be submitted to the voters of ^^t^/to' 
the city of Everett at the annual state election in November, ^^^f^^^^^**^® 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, and the form of the question election. 
to be placed upon the ballot shall be as f ollows : — " Shall 
chapter of the Special Acts of the year 

nineteen hundred and seventeen, being 'An Act relative to 
primary elections in the city of Everett', be accepted?" and 
if a majority of the voters voting thereon shall vote in the 
affirmative this act shall take effect. 

Section 19. So much of this act as authorizes its sub- Time of 
mission to the voters of the said city shall take effect upon 
its passage, but it shall not take further effect until accepted 
by the voters of the city as herein provided. 

Approved April 5, 1917. 



An Act to authorize the mayor of the city of boston QJidp 261 

TO PLACE UPON THE PENSION ROLL THE NAME OF 
MICHAEL BIRMINGHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The mayor of the city of Boston is hereby City of Boston 
authorized to place upon the pension roll of the city the Mfc^ei^Bi™- 
name of Michael Birmingham, who, was formerly a mem- ''^sham. 
ber of the fire alarm and police signal service of the city 
and who, after twenty-five years of continuous service, was 
given a leave of absence on account of accidents sustained 
in the course of his employment. The said pension shall be 
paid monthly, and shall be equal to one half of the com- 
pensation which the said Birmingham was receiving as a 
member of the police signal service at the time when given 
leave of absence as aforesaid. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be .sub- 
by the city council of the city of Boston, with the approval council ,*etcf^ 
of the mayor: provided, such acceptance and approval Proviso. 
occur on or before the first day of December, nineteen hun- 
dred and seventeen. Approved April 5, 1917. 

[Accepted April 24, 1917.] 



246 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 262. 



Certain terms 
defined. 



Proviso. 



11869, 462; 1871, 218; 1872, 213, 256; 1874, 288; 1880, 133; 1883, 17, 256, 274; 1884, 281. 283: 
1887, 161; 1888, 167; 1890, 167; 1891,111; 1892, 261, 363; 1893,400; 1901, 508; 1906, 
509; 1907, 479; 1908, 610; 1909, 458; 1910, 658; 1913, 456.] 

Chap. 262 An Act relative to the water supply of the city of 

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

Section 1. The words "works", "means", "appli- 
ances", and "fixtures", or any of them, as used in section 
one of chapter five hundred and eight of the acts of the 
\'ear nineteen hundred and one, shall be taken to include 
a power transmission line with necessary and convenient 
poles, conductors, and other apparatus for the construction 
and maintenance of the same, for the purpose of conducting 
electric current to any pumping station or stations erected 
by the city of Lynn under the provisions of said act: jiro- 
vided, however, that no easement for the purpose of con- 
structing or maintaining such power transmission line shall 
be taken in private lands other than those in which an ease- 
ment may have been taken by the city of Lynn for the 
purpose of constructing a pipe line or conduit to convey the 
waters of Ipswich river, or for the purpose of erecting said 
pumping station or stations as provided by said chapter 
five hundred and eight. 

Section 2. The city of Lynn may purchase or take by 
eminent domain, in the town of North Reading any land or 
lands necessary for the construction and maintenance of a 
proper and convenient way or bridge, to connect any pump- 
ing station or stations of said city with a public way. 

Section 3. The said city shall, within sixty days after 
the taking of any lands, rights of way, or easements, for 
any of the purposes set forth in section one of this act, file 
and cause to be recorded in the registry of deeds for the 
county and district within which such lands or other property 
are situated, a description thereof sufficiently specific for 
identification, with a statement of the purposes for which 
the same are taken, signed by the mayor of said city; and 
the city shall pay all damages to property sustained by any 
person by the taking of any land or easement under au- 
thority of this act. Any person sustaining damages as 
aforesaid, who fails to agree with the said city as to the 
amount thereof, may have the same assessed and determined 
in the manner provided by law in the case of land taken 
for highways, on application at any time within the period 
of one year from the taking of such land or easement. 



City of Lynn 
may acquire 
land in town 
of North 
Reading. 



Description of 
lands, etc., 
to be recorded. 



Damages, how 
assessed and 
determined. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 263, 264, 265. 247 

Sect^ion 4. The provisions of any existinj^ law author- certain pro- 
izing the city of Lynn to sell bonds, notes, or scrip for the to'^ipply to^^^ 
purpose of extending and improving its water supply, shall he^^JJude"*/.®^ 
apply to any expenditures authorized by the provisions of 
this act: provided, however, that nothing herein shall be Proviso, 
construed as empowering the saifl city to issue bonds in 
excess of the amount already authorized by existing law for 
said purpose. 

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

Approved April 6, 1917. 

[1915, 271, Spec] 

An Act repealing the charter of the Yarmouth (Jjiq^j) 263 
water company. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and seventy-one of Yarmouth 
the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, Water Com- 
being an act to incorporate the Yarmouth Water Company, 
is hereby repealed. 

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

Approved April 10, 1917. 

An Act to provide for reproducing the manuscript Chav 264 

COLLECTION DESIGNATED "MASSACHUSETTS ARCHIVES". 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The secretary of the commonwealth is hereby secretary of the 
authorized to expend a sum not exceeding five thousand toTe'^rodlfce'*'' 
dollars, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth S^uectTon^* 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purpose of purchasing a "Mas"ach!i 
suitable machine and equipment, and for other expenses setts Archives." 
in connection with the reproduction of the manuscript 
collection designated "Massachusetts Archives", now in the 
department of the said secretary. 

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

Approved April 10, 1917. 

[1913, 486.] 

An Act to authorize the city of medford to borrow Chav 265 
additional money for the purpose of constructing 
A new city il\ll. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Medford, for the purpose of S°ay^'^' 
completing the citv hall, now in process of construction in borrow addi- 

* "^ ^ ' 1 tional money 



248 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 266. 



to construct 
new city hall. 



Medford City 
Hall Loan, 
Act of 1917. 



Payment of 
loan. 



that city, as authorized by chapter four hundred and eighty- 
six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, 
may issue from time to time bonds or notes to an amount 
not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, in addition to 
the amounts heretofore authorized to be issued for the pur-, 
pose of building a new city hall, and the same shall not 
be reckoned in determining the statutory limit of indebted- 
ness of the city. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their 
face the words, Medford City Hall Loan, Act of 1917, shall 
be payable by such annual payments, beginning not more 
than one year after the date thereof as will extinguish each 
loan within thirty years from its date; and the amount of 
such annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be 
less than the amount of the principal of 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 at such rates, not exceeding four 
and one half per cent per annum, as the board of aldermen 
shall determine, and shall be signed by the mayor and 
treasm'er and countersigned by the auditor. 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 shall be used 
only for the purpose herein specified. 

Section 2. The said city shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provide for the pa;sTnent thereof in accord- 
ance 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 bonds or notes issued as 
aforesaid by the city, and to make such payments on the 
principal as may be required under the provisions of this 
act, shall, without further vote, be assessed by the assessors 
of the city annually thereafter, in the same manner 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 10, 1917. 



Chap.26G An Act in addition to an act making appropriations 

FOR SUNDRY MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES AUTHORIZED BY 
LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

tioM°sundry Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 

miscellaneous appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
expenses. I r- I J jr t/ 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 266. 249 

wealtli from the ordinary revenue, unless it is otherwise 
specified, to wit: — 

For new construction and improvements at the state improvements 
normal school at Bridgewater, imder the direction of the normLi^schw!'^ 
board of education, as provided by chapter one hundred and 
thirty-one of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, a sum not exceeding one hundred and forty-nine 
thousand dollars, to be in addition to the appropriation made 
in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen for the same pur- 
pose. 

For reimbm-sing cities and towns for loss of taxes on land ^ueTand'"^ 
used for state institutions and piu-poses as certified by the ^^^J^l^"^^ 
tax commissioner for the fiscal year ending on November certain land. 
thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty-four thousand five hundred dollars. 

For the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as au- Massachusetts 
thorized by chapter one hundred and sixty-eight of the acts Technology. 
of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, and subject to the 
conditions therein set forth, the sum of one hundred thousand 
dollars. 

For the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, as authorized by ^^^'^''^^g'*p*^^^. 
chapter eighty-seven of the resolves of the year nineteen institute. 
hundred and twelve, and subject to the conditions therein 
set forth, the sum of fifty thousand dollars. 

For expenses incurred by the sergeant-at-arms and ap- investigation 
proved by the governor and council, under the provisions of ^f h^,se*o? 
an order of the house of representatives dated June first, chamlTr!''*''^^^ 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, for an investigation of the 
acoustics of the house chamber, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred and fifty dollars. 

For compensation and expenses, with the approval of the Damages from 

,, ii>i ' • e 'ixxl* accidents on 

attorney-general, tor damages arising rrom accidents taking state highways. 
place on state highways, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars, to be paid from the fees received for the registration 
of motor vehicles. 

For expenses approved by the treasurer and receiver imposing tax 

1 • • j^ j^i • • e ^^ x X • on collateral 

general in carrying out the provisions or the act to impose a legacies and 
tax on collateral legacies and successions, a sum not exceed- successions. 
ing one hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to the 
sum heretofore appropriated for the purpose. 

For the pajanent of pensions to retired judges of the Pensions to 
superior court, a sum not exceeding forty-seven hundred ofsuperior^^^ 
twelve dollars and seventy cents. ^°^^^' 

For allowances for repairs to clothing of the national ^ofhingo°f 
guard for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and sixteen, with national guard. 



250 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 266. 



Clerical assist- 
ance for regis- 
ter of probate 
and insolvency 
for Norfolk 
county. 



Annuity to 
Fannie S. 
Butler. 



Annuity to 
Wilma D. Bent, 



Annuity to 
Emma E. 
De Sbazo. 



Maintenance 
of certain edu- 
cational 
exhibit. 



Repair, etc., of 
books in the 
state library. 



Annuity to 
Olive A. 
Parenteau. 



Certain 
annuities. 



Keinibiirsing 
city of North- 
ampton for the 
supfKjrt of cer- 
tain schools. 



Dunbar 
Avenue Ga- 
rage Company, 
of Boston. 



the approval of the adjutant general, the sum of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-two dollars. 

For clerical assistance to the register of the court of probate 
and insolvency for the county of Norfolk, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-three dollars and thirty-four cents, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
this purpose. 

For an annuity to Fannie S. Butler, as authorized by 
chapter eight of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For an annuity to Wilma D. Bent, as authorized by 
chapter nine of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred eighty-three dollars and thirty-four 
cents. 

For an annuity to Emma E. De Shazo, as authorized by 
chapter ten of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For expenses incurred by the board of education for main- 
tenance of the educational exliibit at the Panama-Pacific 
international exposition, as authorized by chapter twelve of 
the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding six 
hundred dollars. 

For the repair, preservation and binding of books and 
pamphlets in the state library, to be approved by the trustees 
thereof, as authorized by chapter thirteen of the resolves of 
the present year, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For an annuity to Olive A. Parenteau of Springfield, as 
authorized by chapter fourteen of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars. 

For annuities to certain members of the Wampanoag 
tribe of Indians residing in the town of Lakeville, as au- 
thorized by chapter fifteen of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars. 

For the city of Northampton for the maintenance and 
support of Smith's Agricultural School and Northampton 
School of Industries, as authorized by chapter sixteen of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars. 

For the Dunbar Avenue Garage Company, of Boston, as 
a refund of an overpayment of a corporate franchise tax, as 
authorized by chapter seventeen of the resolves of the 
present year, the sum of one hundred thirty-nine dollars 
and seventy-two cents. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 267, 251 

For the Massachusetts State Firemen's Association, as Massachusetts 
authorized by chapter one hundred and twenty-one of the men^sAs^ 
Special Acts of tlie present year, tlie sum of three thousand ''"'^'""■ 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for this association. 

For additional clerical assistance in the office of the treas- Clerical assist- 

, . , 1 • I 1 1 X J. i? ''•nce in oitice 

urer and receiver general, as authorized by chapter two or of treasurer 
the General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding geneS^'^^"^ 
nine hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For allowance for mileage to the messengers of the general Ss^rfgws of 
court, as authorized by chapter six of the General Acts of ^^^f "'"'^' 
the present year, a sum not exceeding seventeen hundred 
dollars. 

For clerks and assistants in the state library, as authorized SsTstaiftsIn 
by chapter twenty-five of the General Acts of the present {^^.^y^^ 
year, a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
this purpose. 

For salaries and expenses incurred by the commission to Commission 
compile information and data for the use of the constitutional infomSion, 
convention, as authorized by and subject to the conditions stftutSnai"' 
of chapter twenty-eight of the General Acts of the present conventiou. 
year, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

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

Approved April 10, 1917. 

An Act to incorporate the Monterey water company. Chap. 267 
Be it enacted, etc., as foUoios: 

Section 1. Jasper H. Bills, Charles W. Gregory, Elmer Monterey 
J. Kinne, John T. Burke, Clarence Kinne, Mary T. Whitney, panTinco?-" 
Julius D. Miner, Carrie Deland, Bert E. Tryon, Delmore C. p'^^''*^^- 
Tryon and Henry L. Langhaar, their associates and suc- 
cessors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of 
Monterey Water Company for the purpose of supphing the 
inhabitants of the town of Monterey with water for the ex- 
tinguishment of fires and for domestic and other purposes; 
with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the 
duties, restrictions and liabilities set forth in all general 
laws now or hereafter in force applicable to such corporations. 

SECTION' 2. The said corporation, for the purposes afore- May take 
said, may take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, the right^s'.Ifc.^'^ 
water of any wells, springs, or streams within the town of 



252 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 267. 



May lay 
pipes, etc. 



Not to enter 
upon railroad 
location, except, 
etc. 



May purchase 
aqueducts, etc. 



Description of 
lands, etc., to 
be recorded. 



Damages 
to be paid. 



Monterey as may be approved by tlie state department of 
health; and, may take, or acquhe by purchase or other- 
wise, any real estate within said territory necessary for 
holding and preserving the water or for conveying the same 
to any part of the said town; and may erect on the land 
thus acquired proper dams, buildings, fixtures and other 
structures, and may make excavations, procure and operate 
machinery, and provide such other means and appliances as 
may be necessary for the establishment and maintenance of 
complete and effective water works; and may construct and 
lay down conduits, pipes and other works, under or over 
any lands, water courses, railroads, railway's or public or 
private ways and along any such ways in such manner as 
not unnecessarily to obstruct the same; and for the purpose 
of constructing, maintaining and repairing such conduits, 
pipes and other works, and for all proper pm*poses of this 
act, said corporation may dig up any such lands, and, under 
the direction of the selectmen of the town in which said 
ways are situated, may enter upon and dig up the same in 
such manner as to cause the least hindrance to public travel. 
The said corporation shall not enter upon, construct, or lay 
any pipes, conduits 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. The said corporation may purchase from the 
owner of any aqueduct or water pipes now used in furnish- 
ing water to the inhabitants of said territory all his estate, 
property, rights and privileges, and by such purchase shall 
become subject to all the liabilities and duties pertaining 
thereto. 

Section 4. The said corporation shall, within sixty 
days after the taking of any land, rights of way, water 
rights, water sources or easements as aforesaid, file and cause 
to be recorded in the registry of deeds for the county and 
district within which such land or other property is situated, 
a description thereof sufficiently specific for identification, 
with a statement of the purpose for which the same was 
taken, signed by the president of the corporation. 

Section 5. The said corporation 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 thing done by said cor- 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 267. • 253 

poration under the autliority of this act. Any person or Damages, how 

'^^ . .. , „ • 1 1 e •} J. determined, 

corporation sustaining damages as aroresaid, who tails to upon failure to 

agree with said corporation 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 the authority of this act; but no such 

application shall be made after the expiration of said two 

years. 'No assessment of damages shall be made for the 

taking of any water, water right, or for any injmy thereto, 

and said period of two years shall not begin to run, until the 

water is actually withdrawn or diverted by said corporation 

under the authority of this act. 

Section G. The said corporation may distribute water May fix water 
through the town of Monterey, may regulate the use of said ^^^' ^^' 
water and fix and collect rates to be paid for the use of the 
same; and may make such contracts with any individual 
or corporation to supply water for the extinguishment of 
fires, or for other purposes, as may be agreed upon by any 
individual or corporation and said corporation. . 

Section 7. The said corporation may, for the purposes May hold 
set forth in this act, hold real estate not exceeding in value 
ten thousand dollars; and the whole capital stock of said Capital stock. 
corporation shall not exceed ten thousand dollars, to be 
divided into shares of one hundred dollars each. 

Section 8. The said corporation may issue bonds and ^on^dLf^tc. 
secure the same by a mortgage of its franchise and other 
property to an amount not exceeding its capital stock actually 
paid in and applied to the purposes of its incorporation. 

Section 9. The town of Monterey shall have the right at Town of 
any time to take or purchase the franchise, corporate prop- take over ™*^ 
erty, and all rights and privileges of said corporation, on p'^^p®'^*^^- 
payment to said corporation of the total cost of its fran- 
chise, works and property of any kind, held under the pro- 
visions of this act, including interest on each expenditure 
from its date to the date of taking or purchase, as hereinafter 
provided, at the rate of five per cent per annum. In case Total cost of 
the town shall desire to exercise the rights given hereunder ho^w de'tli--^ ' 
and shall be unable to agree with said corporation upon the "'^^^'^■ 
amount of the total cost of the franchise, corporate property, 
rights and privileges of said corporation as aforesaid, the 
supreme judicial court shall have jurisdiction in equity to 
ascertain and fix such total cost under the foregoing pro- 



254 Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 268, 269. 

visions, and to enforce the rights of said town to take posses- 
sion of said franchise, corporate property, rights and privileges, 
as aforesaid, upon payment of the cost to said corporation. 
neces'^ry^tT* '^^^^ authority to take the said property is granted on 
take property, condition that the taking shall first be assented to by the 
said town by a two thirds vote of the voters present and 
voting thereon at an annual town meeting, or at a meeting 
legally called for the purpose. 
Section 10. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 10, 1917. 



Chap.268 An Act to place the janitors of the public schools 

OF THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE 
LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^uw^'^schfoois Section 1. The janitors of the public schools of the 
of Arlington towu of Arlington shall hereafter be subject to the civil 
civil service. scrvicc laws and regulations, and their tenure shall be perma- 
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. 
mttteYto' Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 

voters. the town of Arlington at the next annual town meeting, and 

shall take effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the 
voters present and voting thereon. 

Approved April 10, 1917. 



[1907, 524.] 

C/iap.269 An Act relative to the installation of water meters 

IN THE city of BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

watef m^eters*^ '^^^ provisious of scctiou ouc of chapter five hundred and 
in Boston. twcuty-four of the acts of the j'ear nineteen hundred and 
seven shall not apply to the city of Boston for the period of 
one year after the passage of this act, so far as such provisions 
relate to the equipment with water meters of five per cent 
of the water services in that city which were unmetered on 
the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and 
seven. Approved April 10, 1917, 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 270. 255 



(1888, 79; IS95, 3; 1908, 490.] 

An Act relative to the board of water commissioners Chap. 270 
IN the town of brookfield. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folio ivs: 

Section ten of chapter seventy-nine of the acts of the isss, 79, § 10, 
year eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, as amended by ^^" ^'"^"'^^• 
section two of chapter four hundred and ninety of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and eight, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the first sentence, and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — The said town shall at the 
annual town meeting held in the year nineteen hundred and 
eighteen elect by ballot three persons to hold office, one for 
the term of three years, one for the term of two years and 
one for the term of one year, who shall constitute the board 
of water commissioners; and at each annual town meeting 
thereafter shall elect by ballot one person to hold office for 
the term of three years. Every commissioner elected as 
aforesaid shall also hold office until the election and qualifica- 
tion of his successor. The term of office of the present 
members of the board of water commissioners shall terminate 
upon the election and qualification of their successors at 
the next annual town meeting as provided in this section, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 10. The said town shall Board of water 

, , , commissioners 

at the annual town meetmg held m the year mneteen hun- in ^J*^^^®^*^- 
dred and eighteen elect by ballot three persons to hold 
office, one for the term of three years, one for the term of 
two years and one for the term of one year, who shall consti- 
tute the board of water commissioners; and at each annual 
town meeting thereafter shall elect by ballot one person to 
hold office for the term of three years. Every commissioner 
elected as aforesaid shall also hold office until the election 
and qualification of his successor. The term of office of the 
present members of the board of water commissioners shall 
terminate upon the election and qualification of their suc- 
cessors at the next annual town meeting as provided in this 
section. All the authority granted to the town by this 
act, and not otherwise specially provided for, shall be vested 
in said board of water commissioners, who shall also have 
the same power and authority in regard to lands, water 
sources and structures heretofore acquired by said town, 
for the purpose of water supply; the said commissioners 
shall be subject however to such instructions, rules and 



256 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 271, 272. 



regulations as said town may impose by its vote, and a 
majority of said commissioners shall constitute a quorum 
Vacancies. for the transaction of business. Any vacancy occurring in 
said board from any cause shall be filled until the next annual 
town meeting in the manner provided by section three 
hundred and eighty-nine of chapter five hundred and sixty 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven. 

Approved April 10, 1917. 



Civil service 
laws extended 
to chief of the 
Gloucester fire 
department. 



[1917, 254, Spec] 

Chap. 271 An Act to extend the civil service Lu4.ws to the chief 

or THE GLOUCESTER FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter nineteen of the 
Revised Laws and of 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 and the removal of members of the fire de- 
partment of the city of Gloucester shall apply to the chief 
of said department, but no examination shall be required 
of the present incumbent. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
the city of Gloucester at the municipal election for the 
current year, and if accepted by a majority of the voters 
voting thereon shall thereupon take effect; otherwise it 
shall not take effect. Approved April 10, 1917. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



[1917, 184, Spec] 

Chap. 27 2 An Act to place the chief of the fire department 

of the city of NEW" BEDFORD AND CERTAIN ENGINEERS 
UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The chief engineer of the fire department of 
the city of New Bedford, and the first, second, and third 
assistant engineers of the department shall hereafter be 
subject to, and shall have the benefit of, the civil service 
laws and the rules and regulations made thereunder; but 
this act shall not require the passing of any examination by 
the present holders of the said offices. 

Section 2. A vacancy in the office of chief engineer 
may at any time be filled by the mayor, subject to con- 
firmation by the city council. All vacancies in the office of 



Chief engineer 
of the fire de- 
partment of 
New Bedford 
and certain 
assistants 
placed under 
civil service 
laws. 



Vacancies. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 273. 257 

assistant engineer shall be filled by appointment by the 
chief engineer, subject to confirmation by the mayor and 
board of aldermen. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be sub- 
by the city council of the city of New Bedford, with the Sundi.^etc!*^ 
approval of the mayor. Approved April 10, 1917. 

[1916,311, Spec] 

An Act rel.\tive to the time of submission of pl.-usts (Jjiq^j) 273 
TO the city council of the city of fall river re- 

LATINO TO THE ABATEMENT OF NUISANCES IN AND ALONG 
QUEQUECIL'S.N RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., a.s follows: 

Section 1. Section four of chapter three hundred and §^]f amended. 
eleven of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
sixteen is hereb\' amended by striking out the word "April", 
in the fifteenth line, and inserting in place thereof the word: 
— October, — so as to read as follows: — Section 4- The Time extended 
commission shall give one or more public hearings on the toMe^c™"'"^ 
proposed work to all persons interested, which shall be held Ri^er'pfan^'^^^ 
in the citv of Fall River, after notice of the time and place relative to the 

. . *^ . , . , . '- abatement of 

thereof has been advertised in one or more newspapers nuisances 
published in said city. Thereafter the commission shall Quequechan 
adopt definite plans, and shall cause to be prepared careful "^"' 
estimates of the total cost of acquiring necessary propert}^, 
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 modifi- 
cations thereof, shall be submitted to, and before construc- 
tion 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 October in the 
year nineteen hundred and seventeen, a full report, giving 
in detail plans and estimates of the total cost of the pro- 
posed work. Within thirty days after the receipt of the Action to be 
report the city council shall take such action thereon as ^hen.^^^^^^' 
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 modifications as it shall approve. 
The plans may be referred and resubmitted as many times 
as the city council may deem necessary. If the plans as 
originally submitted, or as changed, are finally approved 



258 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 274, 275. 



Disapproval of 
plans to ter- 
minate com- 
mission. 



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 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 11, 1917. 



Chap.274: An Act to revive the corporation known as the 

COLUMBIA securities COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Columbia Securities Company, a cor- 
poration which was dissolved by chapter one hundred and 
fifty-seven of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, 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 April 11, 1917. 



Columbia 
Securities 
Company, 
charter revived. 



[1852, 210; 1866, 201; 1869, 355; 1874, 163; 1875, 44; 1885, 340; 1887, 73; 1889, 155; 1892, 
185; 1804,91; 1895,339; 1896,114,278; 1900,305; 1906,81; 1907,265,514; 1908,267, 
357; 1909, 293; 1910, 290; 1911, 407, 476, 580; 1916, 114, Spec.] 

Chap. 27 5 An Act to authorize the city of pittsfield to extend 

ITS SYSTEM OF W^ATER SUPPLY INTO THE TOWN OF LANES- 
BOROUGH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Pittsfield is hereby authorized 
to extend its water main five hundred feet from its present 
situation on North street into the town of Lanesborough, 
and, to the extent and upon such terms as may be agreed 
upon by said city and town, may supply water to the in- 
habitants of the town in the vicinity of said extension, and 
to the town for the extinguishment of fires, with authority 
to lay such service pipes and install such hydrants as may be 
required. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of said city, with the approval of the 
mayor: provided, such acceptance and approval occur on or 
before December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved April 11, 1917. 



City of Pitts- 
field may 
extend its 
water supply 
system into 
the town of 
Lanesborough. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 

Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 276, 277. 259 



[ 1915, 373, Spec.; 1916, 237, Spec] 

An Act increasing the sum which the city of chicopee (^/^^^ 276 
may borrow for the erection of a high school build- 
ING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and r/^'^n^gJIJ^ 
thirty-seven of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and sixteen is hereby amended by striking out the word 
"two", in the fourth Une, and inserting in place thereof 
the word: — four, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. S*.y°f 

. (> • 1 ^nicopee may 

The city of Chicopee, for the purpose of constructing and borrow money 
equipping a high school and of procuring land therefor, may of a high 
incur indebtedness, in excess of the statutory limit, to an ^'^ °° "' '"^' 
amount not exceeding four hundred thousand dollars, 
and may issue therefor bonds or notes to be denominated on 
the face thereof, Chicopee High School Loan, Act of 1916. ^^Ji"^"!"^^ ^^'sii 
Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the treasurer of the Act of ma. ' 
city, countersigned by the auditor and approved by the 
mayor, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding foiu* 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 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 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. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayyroved April 12, 1917. 

[1877, 103; 1892, 321, 384; 1896, 89; 1901, 410; 1909, 406.] 

An Act to authorize the city of chicopee to incur (jJiQ'n 277 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE ENLARGEMENT AND EXTENSION 
OF WATER MAINS AND THE ERECTION OF STANDPIPES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Chicopee, for the purpose of en- cityof 
larging and extending water mains, of erecting standpipes, and borrow^money 
of providing the necessary pumping stations, may incur s°onof wat^' 
indebtedness, in excess of the statutory limit, to an amount ^a*"*^- ^^c 



260 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 278. 



Chicopee 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1917. 



Payment of 
loan. 



not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, and may 
issue therefor bonds or notes to be denominated on the 
face thereof, Chicopee Water Loan, Act of 1917. Such 
bonds or notes shall be signed by the treasurer of the city, 
countersigned by the auditor and approved by the mayor, 
shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding foiu* 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 respective dates thereof, as will ex- 
tinguish each loan within twenty years after its date. The 
amount of such annual payment of any loan in any year 
shall not be less than the amount of the principal of the 
loan payable in any subsequent year. Each authorized 
issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate loan. 
The city may sell the said securities at public or private sale, 
upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, 
but not for less than their par value. 

Section 2. The 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 operating 
its water works, and the interest as it accrues on all bonds or 
notes issued on account of its water system, together 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. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 12, 1917. 



[1917, 195, Spec.] 

Chap. 27^ An Act to place the chief of the fire department 
OF the city of holyoke under the civil service 
laws. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The chief of the fire department of the city 
of Holyoke shall hereafter 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 voters of said city voting thereon at 
the next municipal election. Approved April 12, 1917. 



Chief of 
Holyoke fire 
department 
placed under 
civil service 
laws. 

To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 279, 280. 261 



An Act to v.ujdate an election in the town of south Chav.27d 

IIADLEY. 

Be if enacted, etc., as foUoios: 

The election of town officers in the town of South Hadley Election, etc., 
held on the fifth day of March, nineteen hundred and seven- south nriiey 



validated. 



teen, and the vote taken by said town on the question of 
granting licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors, are 
hereby confirmed and made valid to the same extent as if 
all provisions of law thereto relating had been fully com- 
plied with. Approved April 12, 1917. 



An Act to authorize the city of quincy to incur in- Chap. 280 

DEBTEDNESS FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFUNDING ABATE- 
MENTS ON ACCOUNT OF TAXES OF THE YEAR NINETEEN 
HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The city of Quincy, for the purpose of re- city of 
funding to parties interested and reimbursing the treasury borrow money 
for loss on account of tax abatements made by the board abatlmlits 
of assessors of said city for the year nineteen hundred and t^gg "e^c"'* °^ 
seventeen on account of the levy of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and sixteen, may incur indebtedness, in excess of the 
statutory limit, to an amount not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor to 
be denominated on the face thereof, Quincy Refunding Quincy 
Loan, Act of 1917. Said bonds or notes shall be signed by Loan, Act" of 
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 five 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, and the proceeds thereof, 
except premiums, shall be used only for the purposes herem 
specified. 



262 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 281. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Section 2. 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 pre- 
scribed by this act, and when such provision has been made, 
the amount required therefor shall annually, without further 
vote, be assessed by the assessors in the same manner as 
other taxes until the said debt is extinguished. 

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

{The foregoing was laid before the governor on the sixth 
day of April, 1917, 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.) 



Massachusetts 
Credit Union 
Association 
incorporated. 



Officers, 
terms, etc. 



Chap. 2S1 An Act to incorporate the Massachusetts credit 

UNION association. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follmvs: 

Section 1. FelLx Vorenberg, Edward A. Filene, Abraham 
K. Cohen and Max Mitchell, their associates and successors, 
are hereby made a corporation by the name of Massachu- 
setts Credit Union Association, to be located in Boston or 
in such other city or town in this commonwealth as the cor- 
poration may determine, and with the rights and powers and 
subject to the duties and obligations hereinafter granted or 
imposed. 

Section 2. The government of said corporation shall be 
vested in such officers and in a board of directors to consist 
of such number and to, be chosen in such manner as the by- 
laws of the corporation may prescribe. The by-laws may 
also prescribe the manner in which and the terms under 
which persons may become members of the corporation. 

Section 3. The purposes of the corporation shall be to 
disseminate information in respect to the benefits of credit 
unions authorized by chapter two hundred and sixty-eight 
of the General Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen 
and acts in amendment thereof and supplementary thereto; 
to organize and assist in the organization of credit unions; 
to make loans to credit unions at a rate not exceeding six 
per cent per annum, and generally to promote and assist 
credit vmions. 

Section 4. Credit unions are hereby authorized, subject 
to the approval of the bank commissioner, to borrow money 
from the corporation hereby established. 



Purposes 
defined. 



May loan 
money to 
credit unions. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 282, 283. 263 

Section 5. The said corporation, if and whenever the Capital stock. 
by-hiws so provide, may issue to its members from time to 
time such amount as its directors may determine of capital 
stock in shares of not less than five dollars, par value, and 
at no time in the aggregate exceeding one hundred thousand 
dollars, pavable in cash at par. The corporation may by By-iawsto 

^ ' r> • 1 i» 1 -i 1 regulate capital 

its by-laws provide tor hxing the amount ot such capital stock. 
stock, for the issue thereof, and for determining the rights 
and powers of the holders of shares. 
Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 13, 1917. 



An Act in aid of the westport agricultural society. Chav. 2S2 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The Westport Agricultural Society, situated A^^cPJlturai 
in the town of Westport, shall be entitled to receive the Society may 

.iioi- PI 111 receive certain 

bounty provided tor by section one ot chapter one hundred bounty. 
and twenty-four of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 
one hundred and thirty-three of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and nine, as affected by chapter tw^o hundred 
and sixty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
twelve, by chapter two hundred and forty of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and thirteen, and by chapter two 
hundred and nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and fourteen and as further amended by chapter two hun- 
dred and seventy-six of the said acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, to the same extent as if the said 
chapter two hundred and seventy-six had not been passed. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 13, 1917. 



An Act to authorize the town of wareham to Cha'p.2SZ 
establish a public wharf and to incur indebtedness 
therefor. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Wareham is hereby authorized ^^7e"haL may 
to take by right of eminent domain, or otherwise to acquire, ''^biic wharf 
and to hold and maintain for a public wharf, so much land 
not exceeding one acre, in that part of Wareham called 
Onset, as may be deemed necessary for the purpose by the 



264 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 283. 



Public landing. 



Selectmen may 
make rules and 
regulations, and 
prescribe 
penalties. 



Custodian. 



Description of 
lands, etc., to 
be recorded. 



May issue 
bonds, etc. 



Payment of 
loan. 



selectmen; and the town may construct and maintain upon 
the land so acquired, subject to the approval of the com- 
mission on waterways and public lands, as provided by the 
statutes in relation to wharves within tide waters, a wharf 
suitable for the landing of all persons travelling in boats, 
and for the landing of merchandise. 

Section 2. The powers conferred by this act upon the 
town of Wareham may be exercised by the selectmen, who 
shall also have power to make rules and regulations govern- 
ing the use of said property, and to prescribe penalties for 
the violation thereof, for the piu"pose for which the same is 
acquired under this act. Such regulations shall be subject 
to the approval of a majority vote of the town, if so required 
by the voters thereof. The selectmen shall have authority 
to appoint a custodian of said property and to fix his com- 
pensation, to be paid by the town. 

Section 3. Whatever property is taken under the pro- 
visions of this act shall be in accordance w^ith the laws 
governing the taking of land for the laying out of high- 
ways; and, the selectmen shall file in the registry of deeds 
for the county of Plymouth a plan showing the property 
and the highway and shore connected therewith as they 
then exist, together with a statement, signed by the select- 
men, stating that the property so shown is taken under au- 
thority of this act for the purposes thereof; and upon such 
filing the property described in the statement shall vest in 
the town. 

Section 4. For the purpose aforesaid, the town of 
Wareham is hereby authorized to raise and appropriate, 
and to borrow, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, 
and to issue notes or bonds of the town therefor; and the 
town is also authorized to raise and appropriate annually 
such sums of money as may be deemed necessary by the 
voters of the town to maintain said property for the pur- 
poses authorized by this act. 

Section 5. The town shall, at the time of authorizing 
a loan under authority hereof, provide for the payment 
thereof by such annual payments, beginning not more than 
one year after the date of each loan, as will extinguish each 
loan within ten years from its date, and the amount of such 
annual pa^-ment of any loan in any year shall not be less 
than the amount of the principal of the loan payable in any 
subsequent year. Each authorized issue of notes or bonds 
shall constitute a separate loan. The notes or bonds shall 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 284. 265 

bear interest at a rate not exceeding- five per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually, and shall be signed by the treasurer 
and countersigned by a majority of the selectmen. The 
town may sell the said securities at public or private sale 
upon such terms and conditions as the treasurer may deeni 
expedient, but not for less than their par value, and the 
proceeds shall be used only for the purposes specified herein. 

Section G. This act shall be submitted to the voters of mttte/to' 
the town of Wareham within one year after its passage, voters, etc. 
either at the annual town meeting, or at a special meeting 
called for the purpose by the selectmen in the same manner 
in which an annual meeting is called, and shall take effect 
upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters present and 
voting thereon. Approved April 13, 1917. 



Chap.284: 



An Act to authorize the city of pittsfield to take 
land in the town of lanesborough for military 
purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. The city of Pittsfield is hereby authorized, fi^lJmay'take 
acting by its city council at any time within five vears after land in the 

1 e t ' 1 -i^i town of Lanes- 

tne passage or this act, to take, or acquire by purchase or borough for 
lease or otherwise, for the purpose of providing suitable ^Jses^"^^ ^^'^' 
grounds or ranges for parade, drill or small arms practice 
for the national guard or other public military organiza- 
tions permanently stationed within said city, any lands 
within the town of Lanesborough not already appropriated 
to public use. 

Section 2. No land shall be taken hereunder except Selectmen to 
with the consent of the selectmen of said town. Any taking takfng ona*nd, 
or purchase hereunder shall be in the manner prescribed b}^ ^*''" 
section one hundred and thirty of chapter six hundred and 
four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight; 
and any damage occasioned by the taking of land, or any 
right therein, or by the doing of any other act authorized 
hereby, shall be ascertained, assessed and recovered as pro- 
vided in said section. 

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

Approved April 16, 1917. 



266 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 285, 286. 



Chap. 285 An Act making appropriations for the compensation 

OF MEMBERS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION AND 
FOR EXPENSES IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. 

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- 
monweahh from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes of 
the constitutional convention to be convened under au- 
thority of chapter ninety-eight of the General Acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

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

For the compensation of the members for mileage, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. 

For expenses, to be approved by the secretary of the com- 
monwealth, necessarily incurred in administering so much 
of the law as relates to nominations and nomination papers 
and to preparing for primaries and elections, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty thousand dollars. 

For expenses, to be approved by the sergeant-at-arms, for 
telephones and other necessary facilities, a sum not exceed- 
ing five thousand dollars. 

For such other expenses, subject to the approval of the 
governor and council, as shall be deemed proper, a sum not 
exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 

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

Approved April 16, 1917. 



Appropria- 
tions, consti- 
tutional con- 
vention. 



Members, 
compensation. 

Mileage. 



Expenses, 
primaries and 
elections. 



Telephones, 
etc. 



Other 
expenses. 



C/i-ap. 286 An Act to authorize the acushnet process company 

TO BUILD A DAM IN THE ACUSHNET RIVER IN THE CITY 
OF NEW BEDFORD AND TOWN OF ACUSHNET. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. The Acushnet Process Company, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, may, subject to the provisions of section 
sixteen of chapter ninety-six of the Revised Laws, and of 
chapter one hundred and ninety-six of the Revised Laws, 
and amendments thereof, and additions thereto, build and 
maintain a dam extending in, over and across the Acushnet 
river from said company's lands in Acushnet near the Slocum 
street bridge to land of the First Congregational Church 



Acushnet 
Process Com- 
pany may 
build a dam 
across the 
Acushnet river 
between New 
Bedford and 
Acushnet. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 287. 267 

of New Bedford in New Bedford for the purpose of supply- 
ing power and water to mills and factories. 

Section' 2. The said dam shall not be maintained at ^ow^lj*^"^'^'""' 
such a height or in such manner as to flow back the water mined, etc. 
in said river to a height greater than the same is at mean 
high tide at the place of erection of said dam, which said 
height at mean high tide shall, be determined as soon as 
may be bj?- the commission on waterways and public lands 
and indicated by a permanent monument or bench mark. 

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

Apyroved April 16, 1917. 

An Act to authorize the town of sturbridge to Qhav 287 

SUPPLY itself and ITS INHABITANTS WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1. The town of Sturbridge may supply itself J^^J" "^ "'^'^"'■- 

. . r* V -I bridge may 

and its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of supply itself 
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 take 
take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold the iln^ds/e'tc.*^^' 
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 Proviso, 
of water supply and no lands necessary for preserving the 
quality of the water shall be taken without first obtaining 
the advice and approval of the state department of health, 
and that the 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 
may construct on the lands held under the provisions of '''^*''""'°"'^' 
this act, proper dams, reservoirs, standpipes, tanks, build- 
ings, fixtures and other structures, and may 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 



268 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 287. 



Same subject. 



Not to ent«r 
upon railroad 
location, 
except, etc. 



Description of 
lands, etc., to 
be recorded. 



Title to land 
to vest in town. 



Damages, how 
paid and 
determined. 



of complete and effective water works; and for that purpose 
may construct wells and reservoirs and establish pumping 
works, and may construct, lay and maintain aqueducts, 
conduits, pipes and other works under and over any land, 
water course, railroad, railway and public or other way, and 
along such ways in the town of Sturbridge, 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 to^\^l may dig up or 
raise and embank any such lands, highways, or other ways, 
in such manner as to cause the least possible hindrance to 
public travel. Said town shall not enter upon, construct 
or lay any conduits, pipes or other works within the loca- 
tion of any railroad corporation, except at such time and 
in such manner as it may agree upon with such corpora- 
tion, or, in case of failure so to agree, as may be approved 
by the public service commission. 

Section 3. Said town shall, within ninety days after 
the 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 Worcester a description thereof sufficiently 
specific 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 Stiu-bridge, and the land so acquired shall be 
managed, improved and controlled by the board of water 
commissioners hereinafter provided for, in such manner as 
they shall deem for the best interest of the town. 

Section 4. Said town shall pay all damages to property 
sustained by any person or corporation by the taking of 
any land, right of way, water, water source, water right, or 
easement, or by any other thing done by said town under 
authority of this act. Any person or corporation sustaining 
damages as aforesaid and faiUng 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- 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 287. 269 

nient of damages shall be made for the taking of any water, 
water right, or for any injury thereto, and said period of 
two years shall not begin to run until the water is aetually 
withdrawn or diverted by the town under authority of this 
act. Said town may by vote, from time to time, determine Town to deter- 
what amount or quantity of water it proposes to take and S wlterlto^be^ 
appropriate under this act; in which case any damages t^^en, etc. 
caused by such taking shall be based upon such amount 
or quantity until the same shall be increased by vote or 
otherwise, and in such event the town shall be further 
liable only for the additional damages caused by such addi- 
tional taking. 

Section 5. Said town, for the purpose of paying the Town of stur- 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred, and to be in- LoanrAcfof 
curred, under the provisions of this act, may issue from ^^^^- 
time to time bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding 
forty-five thousand dollars. Such bonds or notes shall 
bear on their face the words, Town of Sturbridge Water 
Loan, Act of 1917, shall be payable at the expiration of 
periods not exceeding thirty years from the date of issue; 
shall bear interest, payable semi-annually, at a rate not 
exceeding foiu- and one half per cent per annum; and shall 
be signed by the treasurer of the town and countersigned 
by the water commissioners hereinafter provided for. The 
town may sell the said securities at public or private sale, 
upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper; 
but they shall not be sold for less than their par value. 

Section 6. Said 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 nine- 
teen 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 pa^nnents 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 



270 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 287. 



Penalty for 
pollution of 
water. 



Board of water 
commissioners, 
election, etc. 



Vacancies. 



Selectmen to 
act, when. 



To fix water 
rates, etc. 



Net surplus, 
how used. 



other taxes, until the debt incurred by the said loan or 
loans is extinguished. 

Section 7. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- 
lutes or diverts any water taken or held under this act, 
or injures any structure, work or other property owned, 
held or used by said town under authority of this act, shall 
forfeit and pay to the town three times the amount of damages 
assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort; and 
upon being convicted of any of the above wilful or wanton 
acts shall be punished by a fine not exceeding three hundred 
dollars, or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding one 
year. 

Section 8. Said town shall, after its acceptance of this 
act, at the same meeting at which the act is accepted or at 
a subsequent meeting called for the pm-pose, elect by ballot 
three persons to hold office, one until the expiration of three 
years, one until the expiration of two years and one until 
the expiration of one year from the next succeeding annual 
town meeting, to constitute a board of water commissioners; 
and at each annual town meeting thereafter one such com- 
missioner shall be elected by ballot for the term of three 
years. All the authority granted to the said town by this 
act, and not otherwise specifically provided for, shall be 
vested in said water commissioners, who shall be subject 
however to such instructions, rules and regulations as the 
town may impose by its vote. A majority of said 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 said town at any legal town meeting called for the 
piu-pose. Any such vacancy may be filled temporarily by 
a majority vote of the selectmen, and the person so ap- 
pointed shall hold office until the town fills the vacancy in 
the manner specified herein. If said town does not elect a 
board of water commissioners, the board of selectmen shall 
constitute said board. 

Section 9. Said commissioners shall fix just and equi- 
table prices and rates for the use of water, and shall pre- 
scribe the time and manner of payment. The income of 
the water works shall be applied to defraying all operating 
expenses, interest charges, and pajonents 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 remain- 
ing after providing for the aforesaid charges it shall be used 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 288, 289. 271 

for sucli now 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 proTiortionatelv. No monev shall he expended in Expenditure of 

11 • * . . ^ „ money on new 

new construction by the water commissioners except irom construction 

, lo'-ii.i, •. ] limited, unleHH, 

the net surplus aforesaid, unless the town appropriates and etc. 
provides money therefor. KSaid commissioners shall annu- 
ally, and as often as the town may require, render a report 
upon the condition of the works under their charge and an 
account of their doings, including an account of receipts and 
expenditm'cs. 

Section 10. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Tobesub- 
ance by a majority of the legal voters of the town of Stur- ™ters, etc. 
bridge 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 ex- 
ceed three*; and for the purpose of being submitted to the 
voters as aforesaid this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 16, 1917. 

An Act to extend the provisions of the civil service QjiQ^p 288 

LAWS to the city MARSHAL OF THE CITY OF LAW- 
RENCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The provisions of chapter nineteen of the civii service 
Revised Laws, and all acts in amendment thereof and in [o'dty^mars^hai 
addition thereto, and the civil service rules and regulations °^ Lawrence. 
made thereunder, and all acts now or hereafter in force re- 
lating to the appointment and removal of police officers, 
shall apply to the city marshal of the city of Lawrence. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of mUteYto' 
the city of Lawrence at the next municipal election, and voters, etc. 
shall take effect upon its acceptance b}^ a majority of the 
voters voting thereon. Approved April 16, 1917. 

An Act to incorporate the city of methuen. Chav 289 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Methuen, cityof 
shall continue to be a body corporate and politic, under the incorporated. 
name of the City of Methuen, and as such shall have, exercise 
and enjoy all the rights, powers, privileges and immunities. 



272 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 289. 

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. 
i^to'^lard°?etc. Sectiox 2. Upou the acceptance of this act the select- 
men of the town then in office shall forthwith divide the 
territory thereof into five wards, so that the wards will 
contain, as nearly as may be consistent with well defined 
limits, an equal number of voters, and they shall designate 
the wards by number. The wards may in any year fixed by 
law for a new division of wards in cities, be changed by a 
vote of the municipal council with the assent of the mayor; 
but the number of the wards shall never be less than five. 
eiec^^o^^dit'i'^' '^^^ selectmen, for the purpose of the first preliminary 
etc. ' ' 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 
Town clerk and elcctiou ; and the town clerk shall perform the duties therein 
diftfer"^^' 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. 
S malTo^^coun- Section 3. The selectmen shall notify the persons elected 
commUtee°"^ at the Said first election, and shall provide and appoint 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 
twenty-four hours prior to such meeting, notify the mayor 
elect and councilmen elect, who shall immediately proceed 
to organize and carry into effect 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. 
fe'etc.'^"""' Section 4. There shall be a mayor, elected by and from 
the qualified voters of the city, who shall be the chief execu- 
tive officer of the city. He shall hold office for the term of 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 289. 273 

two years from the first IMonday in January following his 
election and until his successor is elected and qualified. 

Section 5. The legislative powers of the city shall be City council, 

. 1 . . . •! J P I, election, terms 

vested ni a city council, composed ot seven members, one of office, etc. 
of whom shall be elected from each of the five 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 
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 appo'int certain 
municipal boards, trustees of the Nevins Memorial, but ex- heads otde- 

iTi 11 • i/r-'i • 11 1 partments, etc. 

cludmg the school committee, and oihcials appointed by the 
governor, 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. 
Section 7. The mayor, with the approval of a ma- May remove 

• , p ,1 1 i? J.1 "x 'I certain officials, 

jonty oi the members oi the city council, may remove any except, etc. 
head of a department or member of a board before the ex- 
piration of his term of oflftce, except members of the school 
committee and officials appointed by the governor. The Hearing, 
person so removed 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 represented by counsel. 

Section 8. The mayor shall receive for his services Mayor, salary. 
such salary as the city council by ordinance shall determine, 
not exceeding fifteen hundred 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 Council. 
of all its members, taken by call of the yeas and nays, es- 
tablish 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 Mayor to 
relative to the affairs of the city, adopted or passed by the disapprove 

orders, etc. 



274 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 289. 



Passage of 
measures, over 
mayor's veto. 



Orders, etc., 
not returned, 
when in force. 



Placing names 
on official 
ballots, etc. 



Preliminary 
election for 
nominations, 
date, etc. 



Certain election 
laws to apply. 



city council, shall be presented to the mayor for his approval. 
If he approves it he shall sign it; if he disapproves it he 
shall return it, with his objections in writing, to the city 
council, which shall enter his objections at large on its rec- 
ords, 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 days 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 da\'s after it is presented to him. 
Nothing in this section shall be construed as superseding 
or in any way affecting any provision of chapter seven 
hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and thirteen. 

Section 10. Except as is otherwise provided herein, 
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 any office mentioned in this act unless 
such person be nominated as such candidate at a preliminary 
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 
election at which any officer mentioned in this act is to be 
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 special election the polls 
shall be opened at forty-five minutes past 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 preliminary, special 
and annual elections held under this act, except as is other- 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 289. 275 

wise specifically provided herein, but nothing herein shall be 
held to prohibit the sale of liquors on days of preliminary 
elections. 

Section 12. Any person who is qualified to vote for a who may be 
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 Proviso, 
to the j)reliminary 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: — 

STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE. 

I, ( ), on oath declare that I ^^Xmentof 

reside at (number if any) on (name of street) in the city of candidate. 
Methuen; 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 elec- 
tion 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) 
Commonwealth 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 ACCOMPANYING STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE. 

Whereas (name of candidate) is a candidate for nomination Petition ac- 
for the oflace of (state the office) for (state the term), we Sme^^of 
the undersigned, voters of the city of INIethuen, duly quali- <^<^^^*®- 
fied 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 



276 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 289. 



Acceptances 
and oath not 
necessary. 



Women may 
be candidates 
for and vote 
for school 
committee, etc. 



Names of 
candidates to 
be ix)sted, 
when. 



ballots to be used at the preliminary election to be held on 
the Tuesday of , nineteen 

hundred and . We fiu-ther state that 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 
the said petition shall be necessary for its validity or for its 
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 
members of the school committee may be candidates for 
nomination for that office at any preliminary election at 
which candidates for the same are to be voted for, and at 
such preliminary election may vote for, and only for, candi- 
dates for nomination thereto. They shall file the above de- 
scribed statement of the candidate and the petition ac- 
companying the statement of the candidate in all cases 
where the same are hereby required to be filed by male 
candidates for nomination to that office. 

Section 14. 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 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 PEELIMINARY BALLOT. 

limin^ry '^^ Candidates for nomination for the offices of ( ) 

ballot, heading. Jn the city of Mcthucn. At a preliminary election to be 
held on the day of in the year nine- 

teen 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 
other, who has filed a statement and accompanying petition 
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 



Names, etc 
on ballot, 
order of. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 289. 277 

in the order in which they may be (h'awn by the city clerk, 
whose duty it shall be to make such drawing and to give 
each candidate an opportunity to be present in person or 
by one representative. Blank spaces shall be left at the end ni'^l^er'or^' 
of each list of candidates for nomination for the different 
offices equal to the number to be nominated therefor, in 
which the \oter 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 for example, "vote 
for one", "vote for two", and the like. 

There shall also be a ballot headed as follow^s: — 

OFFICIAL PRELEMINARY BALLOT FOR WOMEN. 

Candidates for nomination for members of school com- official pre- 
mittee of the citv of Methuen. At a preliminary election foTwomenf ° 
held on the ' day of in the year nine- ^^^^'''^- ^^• 

teen 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. The said ballots 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 Political or 

, . , . 1 11 1 '11 i party designa- 

or annual city election shall have printed thereon any party tions, etc , 
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 counting of 
upon the closing of the polls at preliminary elections, count return 0° 
the ballots and ascertain the number of votes cast in the ^°*'®^" 
voting places where they officiate for each person for nomi- 
nation 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, canvass of 
following the preliminary election, the city clerk shall canvass publication 
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. 



278 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 289. 



Preliminary 
election, 
results, how 
determined. 



Official ballots, 
order of names, 
etc. 



Acceptance not 
necessary. 

City election, 
date of, etc. 



Officials to 
he sworn, 
when, etc. 



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 
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 higJiest 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 
preliminary election shall be necessary for its validity. 

Section 21. The first city election shall take place on 
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 Monday in January at ten 
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 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 289. 279 

mayor, or to any councillor absent from the meeting on the 
first Monday in January. 

Section 23. Except as is specifically provided in this Legislative 
section, the legislative powers of the city council may city'cmmcii. 
be exercised as provided by ordinance or rule adopted 
by it. 

1. Every member of the council shall have the right to Voting powers, 
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 ordinance. 

2. The citv council shall, from time to time, establish Rules, meet- 

, n • * T -r> 1 1 • 1 j_' S! ings, sessions, 

rules for its proceedmgs. Kegular and special meetmgs or etc. 
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 City cierk, 
clerk to hold office for the term of three years and until etc? *°"' ''™' 
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 Town clerk to 
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 City council 
from the mayor specific information on any municipal ™formatk)n 
matter within its jurisdiction, and may request him to be °^ '"^y°'"' ''^''• 
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. 



280 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 289. 



Passage of 
ordinances. 



Emergency 
measures to be 
defined, etc. 



Granting of 
franchises, 
how made. 



Amendment 
of ordinances, 
how made. 



Passage at 
one session. 



Proviso. 



Ordinances, 
etc., to be 
published. 



Existing obli- 
gations, etc., 
to continue 
in force. 



Section 25. No ordinance sliall 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 ■ 
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- 
ever its kind or nature, of any franchise or special privilege 
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 hundred 
and fort\'-two of the acts of the year nineteen himdred 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 
amended or annulled except by another ordinance adopted 
in accordance with the provisions of this act. 

Section 27. Except as provided in sections twenty-five 
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, 
except emergency measures as hereinbefore defined, shall, 
at least ten days before its final passage, be published once 
in full in at least one newspaper of the city, and in any 
additional 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- 
tions, contracts and all other instruments entered into or 
executed by or to the town of Methuen before this act takes 
effect, and all taxes, special assessments, fines, penalties and 
forfeitures incurred or imposed, due or owing to the town 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 289. 281 

shall he enforced and collected, and all writs, prosecutions, 
actions and causes of action, except as is otherwise provided 
herein shall continue without abatement and remain un- 
affected by this act; and no legal act done by or in favor of 
the town shall be rendered invalid by the acceptance of this 
act. The city council may at its discretion publish and ^„1fe\'i^f'pui,. 
circulate at such times and in such manner as it ma\^ deem Hcation of 

,.,, ••iiii» II- • • I'l ordinances 

advisable a municipal bulletin or publication in wmcn may in, etc. 
be printed any ordinances or proposed ordinances and any 
notices required by this act to be published in one or more 
newspapers, and also any information which is deemed by 
the city council to be of benefit to the citizens by giving 
them knowledge of the administration of the city and of 
its needs and welfare, and such publication in said municipal 
bulletin of such ordinances and proposed ordinances and 
other notices required by this act to be published shall be 
deemed sufficient publication without the publication thereof 
in one or more newspapers as herein otherwise required. 

Section 30. The civil service laws shall not apply to Civii service 
the appointment of the mayor's secretaries or of the stenog- app1y"toicer- 
raphers, clerks, telephone operators and messengers con- ^'the mayorf^ 
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 certain 
or in the city council before the last six months of the term how fiuld. 
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 "Acting 
unable from any cause to perform his duties they shall be |fo^e/s'and 
performed by the president of the city council, who shall for <i^*'''^- 
the time being be designated "acting mayor", and shall 
possess the powers of mayor only in matters not admitting 
of delay, but shall have no power to make permanent ap- 
pointments. 

Should an appointive officer of the city be temporarily Temporary 
unable for any cause to perform his duties, the council or '^pp°'"'™«'°ts. 
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 Cert-ain 

1 i" ii 'j^ •! 11 'j^j^ p " officials not 

member of the city council or school committee, or tor any to make or 



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share in 
contracts, etc., 
with city, 
unless, etc. 



Contracts in 
such cases, 
how signed. 



Proviso. 



Penalty for 
violation. 



Proposals for 
certain con- 
tracts to be 
advertised. 



officer or employee of the city, directly or indirectly to make 
a contract with the city, or to receive any commission, dis- 
count, 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 mayor, 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 
b}^ 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 
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 con- 
tract 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 
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 
the purchase of apparatus, supplies or materials, whether 
the same shall be for repairs or original construction, the 
estimated cost of which amounts to or exceeds two hundred 
dollars, except in cases of special emergency 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 specifi- 
cations of the proposed work or supplies may be had, and 
the time and place for opening the proposals in answer to 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 289. • 283 

said advertisements, and sliall reserve to the city the right 
to reject any or all proposals. All such proposals shall be "Spiit" con- 
opened in public. No bill or contract shall be split or divided bkfden!"^ 
for the purpose of evading any provision of this act. 

Section 34. All contracts made by any department, Mayor to 
board or commission in which the amount involved is two tain contracts, 
hundred dollars or more shall be in WTiting, 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 tlie contract is affixed thereto. Any contract Bond or other 
made as aforesaid may be required to be accompanied by a accompany 
bond with siu-eties 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 perform- 
ance thereof, and such bonds or other secm^ities shall be de- 
posited 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 contractor, 
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 ^a^take""' 
with the approval of the mavor and the city council, the land for 

., 1 • p • ' 1 (• 1 • p municipal 

City council may take in fee, in the name or the city, tor any purposes, etc 

municipal purpose any land within the limits of the city 

not already appropriated to public use. Whenever the price Right of emi- 

proposed to be paid for a lot of land for any municipal when'to"be'°' 

purpose is more than twenty-five per cent higher than its e-'^eicised, etc 

average assessed valuation during the previous tliree years, 

the land shall not be piuchased 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 appropriation 

by loan or otherwise for the general purpose for which the 

land is needed shall have been made by the mayor and city 

council, by a two thirds vote of all its members; nor shall 

a price be paid in excess of the appropriation, unless a larger 

sum is awarded by a com*t 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 School 
mayor, who shall be the chairman, and six members who dMt'i^n.^' 
shall be elected at large. At the first annual city election *®™'®*''- 
there shall be elected two members to serve for one year. 



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Superintend- 
ent of schools, 
election, etc., 
and appoint- 
ment of certain 
subordinates, 
etc. 



School com- 
mittee, organi- 
zation, etc. 



Powers and 
duties. 



To approve 
plans, etc., 
for school 
buildings. 



To make 
rules and 
regulations. 



Proviso. 



Meetings to 
be open to 
public, 
except, etc. 



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 
discliarge 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 chair- 
man, whose duty it shall be to preside at all meetings of 
the committee at which the mayor is not present. 

Section 38. The school committee, in addition to the 
powers and duties conferred and imposed by law on school 
committees, shall have power to provide, when they are 
necessary, temporary accommodations for school purposes, 
and shall have the control of all school buildings and of the 
grounds connected therewith, and shall have power to make 
all repairs the expenditm-es 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 ac- 
quired by the city unless the approval of the site by the 
school committee is first obtained. No plans for the con- 
struction of or alterations in a school building shall be 
accepted, and no work shall be begun on the construction or 
alteration of a school building, unless the approval of the 
school committee and the mayor therefor is first obtained. 
Nothing herein contained shall require such approval for the 
making of ordinary repairs. 

Section 40. The school committee shall make all rea- 
sonable rules and regulations for the management of the 
public schools of the city and for conducting the business of 
the committee : provided, that such rules are not inconsistent 
with any laws of the commonwealth. 

Section 41. All meetings of the school committee shall 
be open to the public, except that, when requested by not 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 289. 285 

less than four members of the committee, any particular 
meeting shall be private. The vote on any particular measure Yea and nay 
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 com- vacancies in 
mittee by failure to elect, or otherwise, the city council and mittee,°ho'w 
the 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. A petition meeting the requirements here- initiative 
inafter specified and requesting the city council to pass an plssag^of a 
ordinance, resolution, order or vote, except an order granted ■^^^s"''®" 
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 44. Signatures to initiative petitions need not signatures to 
be all on one paper. All such papers pertaining to any one petitions. 
measure shall be fastened together and shall be filed in the 
office of the city clerk as one instrument, with the endorse- 
ment thereon of the names and addresses of three persons 
designated as filing the same. With each signature to the 
petition shall be stated the place of residence of the signer, 
giving the street and number, if any. Within five days Certification 
after the filing of the petition the registrars of voters shall votcS!^*'''^^ 
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 Certificates to 
with the said petition to the city council or to the school cou^nSi.'e'to. 
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 45. If any initiative petition be signed by Action by 
registered voters equal in number, except as is otherwise schooi'coL- 
provided in this act, to at least twenty per cent of the whole i^jtil^ive 



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petition is 
signed. 



Passage. 



Referendum 
to voters. 



Proviso. 



Referendum, 
when petition 
fails. 



Referendum 
petition for 
passage of a 
"measure or 
part thereof 
protested 
against", etc. 



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 
been signed by the required percentage of registered voters, 
either: — 

1. Pass said measure without alteration, subject to the 
referendum vote provided for by this act or, 

2. The city council shall call a special election to be 
held on a Tuesday fixed by it not less than thirty nor more 
than forty-five days after the date of the certificate herein- 
before mentioned, and shall submit the proposed measure 
without alteration to a vote of the registered voters of the 
city at that election: provided, however, that if any city 
election is 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 46. If an initiative petition be signed by regis- 
tered voters equal in number to at least eight per cent but 
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 47. If within twenty days after the final passage 
of any measure by the city council or by the school com- 
mittee a petition signed by registered voters of the city, 
equal in nmnber 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, repealed or rescinded, the city council shall sub- 
mit 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 dis- 
cretion, be called for the purpose, and such measiu-e or part 
thereof shall forthwith become null and void unless a ma- 
jority of the qualified voters voting on the same at such 



Special Acts. 1917. — Chap. 289. 287 

election shall vote in favor thereof. The petition provided 
for by this section shall be termed a referendum petition. 

The procedure in respect to the referendum petition shall Procedure, etc. 
be the same as that provided by section forty-six of this act, 
except that the words "measure or part thereof protested 
against" shall for this purpose be understood to replace 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 48. For the purposes of this act, the number of to^b^Tounted", 
registered women voters shall be counted in fixing the r^iJ^in'*'^^ 
requisite number of signatures for initiative and referendum school matters 
petitions as to measures affecting the public schools, and in 
respect to such measures they shall have the right to vote 
and to sign initiative 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 49. The city council may, of its own motion, city council 
and shall, upon request of the school committee in case of a measures°to 
measure originating with that committee and pertaining to own motion, 
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 50. If two or more proposed measures passed confl^j^tfn ^'*^'^ 
at the same election contain conflicting provisions, that one provisions. 
of the measures which received the larger number of affirma- 
tive votes shall take effect, and the other, to the extent of 
the inconsistency, shall be void. 

Section 51. The ballots used in voting upon any such Ballots to 
proposed measure shall state the nature thereof in terms of^e^u"e%tc. 
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 52. The passage or acceptance of this act shall Rights, legal 

. , ° . ^ , . proceedings, 

not atiect any rights accruing or accrued, or any suit or etc., not to be 

prosecution, or any penalty or forfeiture previously incurred 

or other legal proceeding pending at the time when this act 

takes effect, wherein the town of IMethuen is a party or in 

any way interested. All persons then holding office in said ^o'^t^u^ Tn 

town shall continue to hold the same, notwithstanding the ''^'^^' '^^^'^> 

' '^ etc. 



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All laws, etc., 
to continue in 
force, until, etc. 



Certain terms 
defined. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters at next 
state election. 



passage thereof, until the organization of the city govern- 
ment shall be effected, and until their successors shall be 
elected, or appointed, and qualified. All laws, by-lavs, 
rules and regulations, general or special, relating to the 
town of Methuen, in force at the time of the passage of this 
act, shall, until altered, amended or repealed, continue in 
force in the city of IMethuen, so far as the same are not in- 
consistent herewith. 

Section 53. The words "officer", "officers", "adminis- 
trative 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 
of Part I of chapter two hundred and sixty-seven of the 
General Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Section 54. This act shall be submitted to the legal 
voters of said towai at the state election in the year nineteen 
hundred and seventeen 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 follow- 
ing question to be placed thereon : — " Shall an 
act passed by the general court in the year 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, entitled 'An 
Act to incorporate the city of Methuen' be accepted?" 
And if a majority of the votes cast thereon are in the affirma- 
tive, the same shall thereupon take full effect; but not 
otherwise. So much hereof as provides for its submission 
to the voters of said town shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 17, 1917. 



YES. 




NO. 





North Reading 
Water Com- 
pany incor- 
porated. 



Chap. 290 An Act to incorporate the north reading water com- 
pany. 

Be if enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1. Willard C. Carpenter, Albert G. Barber, 
Rufus B. Gage, Joseph D. Gowing, Henry A. Upton, Jared 
B. McLane, Henry W. Weymouth, Lawrence C. Monroe, 
Lewis A. Bigelow, Charles A. Quint, Foster R. Batchelder 
and James A. Glass, their associates and successors, are 
hereby made a corporation by the name of North Reading 
Water Company, for the pm-pose of supplying the inhabit- 
ants of the town of North Reading, or any part thereof, 
with water for domestic, manufacturing and other purposes, 
including the extinguishment of fires. Said corporation 
ghall have all the powers and privileges and shall be subject 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 290. 289 

to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities set forth in all 
general laws now or hereafter in force applicable to water 
companies. 

Sectiox 2. Said corporation may purchase water for any May purcimse 
or all of its corporate ])urposes from the town of Reading, town of 
or from any other town or corporation at the time engaged '^^ iQg. ec. 
in supplying water to tlie inhabitants of any town adjoining 
the town of North Heading, and the town of Reading or 
any other town or corporation now or hereafter engaged in 
supplying water to the inhabitants of any town adjoining 
the town of North Reading may sell water to the corpora- 
tion created by this act for any or all of its corporate pur- 
poses: jjwvided, however, that the plans for such supply and P''°^'«°- 
the soiu'ces thereof shall first be approved by the state de- 
partment of health. 

Section 3. Said corporation, for the purpose aforesaid, certai^n knds. 
may lease, take or acquire by pm-chase or otherwise, and ^*^'^- 
hold and convey the waters, or so much thereof as may be 
necessary, of any ponds, springs or streams, or of any ground 
sources of supply, within the limits of the town of North 
Reading, together with any water rights connected there- 
with, and also all lands, rights of way and easements neces- 
sary for holding and preserving the water and for conveying 
the same to any part of said town; and may erect on the 
lands thus taken or held proper dams, buildings, standpipes, 
fixtures and other structures, and may make excavations, 
procure and operate machinery, and provide such other 
means and appliances, and may do such other things as 
may be necessary for the establishment and maintenance of 
complete and effective water works: provided, 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 under 
this act without first obtaining the advice and approval of 
the state department of health, and that the location of all 
dams, reservoirs, wells or other works for collecting or storing 
water under this act shall be subject to the approval of said 
department. 

Section 4. Said corporation, for the purposes aforesaid, ^j^^g^'^Jic 
may construct, lay and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes 
and other works, under or over any land, water com-ses, 
canals, dams, railroads, railways and public or other ways, 
and along any highway or other way in the town of North 
Reading, in such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct 
the same; and for the purpose of constructing, laying, main- 



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Not to enter, 
etc., upon rail- 
road location, 
except, etc. 



Description of 
land, etc., to be 
recorded. 



Damages, how 
assessed and 
determined. 



May distribute 
water, fix 
water rates, etc. 



taining and repairing such aqueducts, conduits, pipes and 
other works, and for all purposes of this act, said corporation 
may dig up, raise and embank any such lands, highways or 
other ways in such manner as to cause the least hindrance 
to public travel; but all things done upon any such way 
shall be subject to the direction and approval of the select- 
men. Said corporation shall not enter upon, construct or 
lay any conduits, pipes or other w^orks 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 corporation shall, within sixtj' days 
after voting to take any lands, rights of way, water rights, 
water sources, or easements as aforesaid, file and cause to 
be recorded in the registry of deeds for the county and 
district in wliich the same are situated, a description thereof 
sufficiently specific for identification, with a statement of 
the purpose for which the same were taken, signed by the 
president of the corporation. The recording shall operate 
as a taking of the real estate and rights and easements 
therein described. 

Section 6. Said corporation shall pay all damages to 
property sustained by any person, firm or corporation by 
the taking of any land, right of way, water, water source, 
water right or easement, or by any other thing done by said 
corporation under the authority of this act. Any person, 
firm or corporation sustaining damages as aforesaid, and 
failing to agree with said corporation as to the amount 
thereof, may have the same assessed and determined in the 
manner provided by law in the case of land taken for the 
laying out of highways, on application at any time within 
two years from the taking of such land or other property, 
or the doing of any other injury under the authority of this 
act. No assessment of damages shall be made for the taking 
of any water or water right, or for any injm-y thereto and 
said period of two years shall not begin to run, until the 
water is actually withdrawn or diverted by said corporation 
under the authority of this act. 

Section 7. Said corporation may distribute water 
through the town of North Reading, or any part thereof, 
and may regulate the use of said water, and may fix the 
rates to be paid for the use of the same, subject, however, 
to the power now vested in the board of gas and electric 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 290. 291 

light commissioners to regulate said rates; and may collect 
such rates, and may make contracts with the said town, 
acting by tlieir selectmen, and with any fire or water supply 
district now or hereafter established therein, and with any 
individual, corporation, department of the commonwealth 
or of the United States therein, to supply water for the ex- 
tinguishment of fires and for domestic, manufacturing or 
other purposes: 'provided, that in case a contract is to be Proviso. 
made with the town, the selectmen shall first be authorized 
to act by a majority vote of the voters of the town qualified 
to vote upon a question of raising and appropriating money. 

Section 8. The amount of the capital stock of the cor- Capital stock, 
poration shall be fixed and limited at the meeting for its ete°"°*' "^"®' 
organization, but the corporation shall issue only such 
amounts of stock and bonds as may from time to time be 
authorized by the general laws now or hereafter in force 
applicable thereto. 

Section 9. The town of North Reading, or any one or Town of 
more fire districts in said towai, upon obtaining appropriate may pu^cLse^ 
legislation to enable them to act as a water supply district, P"'°P'^''ty- 
or otherwise, may purchase the property of said water com- 
pany owned by it and used in supplying water, upon pay- 
ment of the fair market value thereof: yrovided, however, Proviso, 
that the said property shall not, without the consent of said 
water company, be purchased at less than the actual cost 
thereof; and in case the dividends earned and paid by said 
corporation, since its creation, on its stock, shall have been 
less than six per cent per annum, there shall be added to 
said cost such sum as will make the retiu-n to the stock- 
holders equal in the aggregate to six per cent per annum 
on the amount paid in on the capital stock. If the water Remedy in 
supply district or the said town, as the case may be, and ag?eeme1iTas 
the water company shall be unable to agree upon the value pro'^feny^ltc. 
of said property, either party, with notice to the other, may 
apply to the supreme judicial court for the determination of 
said value. The court shall refer the application to the 
l)oard of gas and electric light commissioners, who shall 
hear the parties and determine the value of said property, 
in accordance with the provisions herein prescribed, and 
the award of said board, when accepted by the court, shall 
be final. The award shall not be set aside or recommitted 
for error in law, unless the court is satisfied that such error 
has substantially affected the interests of the party com- 
plaining thereof, and in that event the court may recommit 



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Penalty for 
polluting 
water, etc. 



the award to the board, with such directions as justice may 
Right to supply require. Upon the acceptance of the award by the court 

water to cease, , i • i , p , i • i • i • ^ 

when. tne right or the corporation to supply water within the 

town of North Reading^ shall cease, and the town, or fire 
district, shall thereafter have and enjoy all the rights and 
privileges of the corporation necessary for the maintenance 
and operation of the property acquired. 

Section 10. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- 
lutes or diverts any water taken or held under authority 
of this act, or injures any structure, work or other property 
owaied, held or used by said corporation under authority of 
this act, and for the purposes of this act, shall forfeit and 
pay to said corporation tliree times the amount of damages 
assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort; and 
upon conviction of any of the above wilful or wanton acts, 
shall be punished by a fine not exceeding three hundred 
dollars, or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding one 
year. 

Section 11. A sworn report of the cost of the system to 
date and of the year's receipts and expenses shall be made 
annually by the said corporation to the selectmen of the 
town of North Reading, within sixty days after the close of 
its fiscal year. 

Section 12. This act shall take effect upon its passage, 
but shall be null and void unless the North Reading Water 
Company shall have begun to distribute water through its 
pipes to consumers in said town within three years after the 
date of its passage. Approved April 17, 1917. 



Sworn report 
of cost, etc., 
to be filed 
annually. 



Time of 
taking effect. 



Chap.2^\ An Act relative to the distribution of the proceeds 

OF THE TAX ON INCOMES TO THE TOWNS OF MILLVILLE AND 
BLACK3TONE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In the distribution of taxes for the year 
nineteen hundred and seventeen under section twenty-three 
of chapter two hundred and sixty-nine of the General Acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, the treasurer 
and receiver general shall pay to the town of Blackstone 
an amount equal to the difference between the amount of 
the tax levied upon personal property in the year nineteen 
hundred and sixteen in that part of said town which now 
constitutes said town, and the amount, computed by the 



Distribution 
of proceeds of 
the tax on in- 
comes to the 
towns of 
Millville and 
Blackstone, 
in 1917. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 292. 293 

tax commissioner, tliat would be produced by a tax upon Same subject. 
tlie personal property actually assessed in the said town for 
the year nineteen hundred and seventeen, at the same rate 
of taxation which pre\ailed in the town of Blackstone in the 
year nineteen hundred and sixteen, and shall pay to the 
town of ]\Iillville an amount equal to the difference between 
the amount of the tax levied upon personal property in 
that part of the town of Blackstone which is now the town 
of Millville, in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen and 
the amount, computed by said commissioner, that would be 
produced by a tax upon the personal property actually 
assessed in the town of Millville for the year nineteen hun- 
dred and seventeen, at the same rate of taxation which pre- 
vailed in the town of Blackstone in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and sixteen. 

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

Approved April 18, 1917. 



An Act al^king appropriations for salaries and ex- p^^^ 2Q2 

PENSES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL "' 
AND FOR CERTAIN ALLOWANCES AND EXPENSES FOR THE 
LAND AND NAVAL FORCES. 

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- menl'ofThr 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and ex- gf^era"* 
penses in the department of the adjutant general, and for 
certain allowances and expenses of the land and naval forces 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the adiutant general, thirty-six hundred Adjutant 

•^ J O ' v' general, salary. 

dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant adjutant general, eighteen Assistant 
hundred dollars. ^^^^J^,"^ 

For clerical assistance in the adjutant general's office, a clerical 
sum not exceeding eighteen thousand seven hundred dollars. ^^^•^*^"''^- 

For incidental and contingent office expenses, including incidental 
printing and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding ^^'p®"^®®- ®*''- 
seventy-five hundred dollars. 

For expenses, not otherwise provided for, in connection Expenses, miii- 
with military accounts, a sum not exceeding seven thousand ^^^^' ^<=^°"'^^^- 
dollars. 



294 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 292. 



Claims for 
death, etc., 
of horses. 



Injuries to 
members. 



Premiums on 
bonds. 

Instruction 
in military 
authority. 



Pay and allow- 
ances for 
officers and 
men of land 
and naval 
forces. 



Military 
maneuvers. 



Transpor- 
tation. 



Rifle practice. 



Purchase of 
uniforms. 



Maintenance 
of horses. 



Instruction in 
riding. 



United States 
ship for naval 
militia. 



Aeroplane.s. 



For the payment of claims for the death of, or injuries to, 
horses used by the militia, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
hundred 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. 

For premiums on bonds for commissioned officers, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For instruction in military authority, organization and 
administration, and in the elements of militar}' art, a sum 
not exceeding four thousand dollars. 

For pay and allowances for officers and men of the land 
and naval forces for duty performed as authorized by section 
one hundred and seventy-three of chapter six hundred and 
four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight, as 
amended by chapter five hundred and thirty-two of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, by section 
one of chapter three hundred and fifty of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and fourteen, and by section one 
of chapter one hundred and five of the General Acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and seventeen, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred thousand dollars. 

For expenses incidental to preparing for and executing 
military maneuvers, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars. 

For the transportation of officers and men of the land and 
naval forces, when on militaiy duty, a sum not exceeding 
forty thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with rifle practice, a sum not 
exceeding nineteen thousand dollars. 

For an allowance to commissioned oflBcers toward the 
purchase of uniforms, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand 
three hundred dollars. 

For the maintenance of horses for the national guard, a 
sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For giving instruction in riding to non-commissioned 
officers and others who are required by law to be mounted, 
a sum not exceeding four thousand five hundred and thirty 
dollars. 

For furnishing, repair and care of any United States ship 
loaned to the commonwealth for the use of the naval militia, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of aeroplanes, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 293. 295 

For allowances to the headquarters and companies of the Land and naval 
organization of the land and naval forces, as prescribed by a^uSf'to °^' 
section two of chapter one hundred and five of the General amUom!*®'"'' 
Acts of the >'ear nineteen hundred and seventeen, a sum not ponies of. 
exceeding one hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars: 
'proridcd, that the adjutant general is hereby authorized to Proviso. 
use such part of said sum as may be necessary for making 
adjustments within the present fiscal year between the 
allowances authorized by said section two of chapter one 
hundred and five and the allowances authorized by pro- 
visions of law thereby superseded for the care of and re- 
sponsibility for military property. 

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

Approved April 23, 1917. 



[1S82, 145; 1902, 287; 1904, 296.] 

An Act to authorize the towtst of Gardner to al\ke (Jjmr} 293 

AN ADDITIONAL WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Gardner, for the purposes Town of 
mentioned in chapter two hundred and eighty-seven of the mtkt"addi-^^ 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and two, may, in addition l^^^ ^'^^'^ 
to the amoimts heretofore authorized by law for the same 
purposes, borrow money from time to time and issue there- 
for negotiable bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding 
fifty thousand dollars, which shall bear on their face the 
words. Town of Gardner Water Loan, Act of 1917, shall be Town of 

111 1 1 j_L'* j_ j^i Ciardner Water 

payable by such annual payments, begmnmg not more than Loan, Act of 

one year after the date thereof, as will extinguish each ^^^^' 

loan within thirty years after its date; and the amount of 

the annual pajonent of any loan in any year shall not be 

less than the amount of the principal of the loan payable 

in any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or 

notes shall constitute a separate loan. Said bonds or notes 

shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one half 

per cent per annum, payable semi-annually; and shall be 

signed by the treasurer of the town and countersigned by 

a majority of 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, and the proceeds shall be used only for the purposes 

herein specified. 



296 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 294, 295. 



Payment of Section 2. Said towii sliall, 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, with the income 
derived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual 
expense of operating its water works, and the interest as it 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, and to 
make such payments on the principal as may be required 
under the provisions of this act, shall, without further vote, 
be assessed by the assessors of the town annually thereafter, 
in the same manner as other taxes, until the debt incurred 
by said loan or loans is extinguished. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Aiyproved April 23, 1917. 

[1910, 344; 1916, 77, Spec] 

Chap. 294: An "Act to increase the powers of the methodist 

MINISTERS RELIEF INSURANCE AND TRUST ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folio ws: 

Section 1. The Methodist Ministers Relief Insurance 
and Trust Association, a corporation established by law in 
this commonwealth, may, in consideration of the gift of 
funds to be devoted to the purposes for which it is incor- 
porated, bind itself to pay fixed yearly sums, in one or more 
payments each year, to such person or persons as may be 
agreed upon, for a term of years or for the life of such person 
or persons: provided, that in no case shall the amount of 
such payments exceed sixty per cent of an annuity which 
said gift would have provided had it been applied to pur- 
chase an annuity on the basis of McClintock's Female 
Annuity Table and three and one half per cent interest. 

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

Approved April 24, 1917. 



Methodist 
Ministers Re- 
lief Insurance 
and Trust 
Association, 
powers 
increased. 



Proviso. 



[1890, 248; 1892, 247, 350; 1893, 245, 360; 1894, 95; 1895, 36; 1901, 75; 1906, 79; 1909, 182; 1913, 

460.1 

Chap.295 An Act to authorize the city of brockton to incur 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR SEWER PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

City of Section 1 . For the purposes specified in chapter two 

borrow money hundred and forty-seven of the acts of the year eighteen 

^urpolll hundred and ninety-two, the city of Brockton is hereby 

authorized to borrow, in excess of the statutory limit of in- 



Special Actb, 1917. — Chap. 296. 297 

debtedncss, the sum of two hundred thousand (h)llars, and 
may from time to time issue bonds or notes tJierefor, payable 
at periods not exceeding thirty years from the respective 
dates of issue. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the 
treasurer and countersigned })y the mayor of the city, shall 
be denominated on the face thereof, Brockton Sewerage Brockton 
Loan, Act of 1917, and shall bear interest at a rate not ex- wn^ Act 
ceeding 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 not for less than their 
par value, and the proceeds shall be used only for the pur- 
poses herein specified. 

Section 2. The city shall, at the time of making said ^™°*^ °^ 
loan or loans, provide for the paymxnt thereof in such annual 
payments, beginning not more than one year after the date 
of each loan, as will extinguish the same within thirty years 
from its date; and the amount of such annual payment 
of any loan in any year shall not be less than the amount of 
the principal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. 
When a vote to the foregoing effect has been passed a sum 
which, with the income derived from sewer rentals, will be 
sufficient to pay the annual expense of operating its sewer 
system, and the interest as it accrues on the bonds and 
notes issued as aforesaid, and to make such payments on 
the principal as may be required under the provisions of 
this act shall, without further vote, be assessed by the 
assessors of the city annually thereafter, in the same manner 
as other taxes, until the debt incm-red by said loan or loans 
is extinguished. 

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

Approved April 24, 1917. 

[19n, 286; 1912, 153; 1915, 271, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the baenstable water company (JJku) 296 

TO furnish water to the town of YARMOUTH AND TO 
the INHABITANTS THEREOF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Barnstable Water Company, a cor- Bamstabie 
poration created by chapter two hundred and eighty-six of palfy'^ma^' 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, may ex- toTown of" 
tend its mains into and through the town of Yarmouth, and Yarmouth, etc. 



298 



SPECIAL Acts, 1917. — Chap. 296. 



Water supply, 
sources of. 



May lay 
pipes, etc. 



Not to enter, 
etc., upon 
railway loca- 
tion, except, 
etc. 



May fix water 
rates, etc. 



Town of 
Yarmouth 
may purchase 
property, etc. 



may supply the inhabitants of said town, or any part 
thereof, with water for domestic, manufacturing and other 
purposes, inckiding the extinguishment of fires. 

Section 2. Said corporation, for the purpose aforesaid, 
may use the same sources of water supply which it now 
uses or may hereafter use in supplying water to the in- 
habitants of the town of Barnstable under the provisions of 
said chapter two hundred and eighty-six. 

Section 3, Said corporation may construct, lay and 
maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works under 
or o\'er any land, water courses, canals, dams, railroads, 
railways and public or other ways, and along any highway or 
other way in the town of Yarmouth, in such a manner as 
not unnecessarily to obstruct the same; and for the purpose 
of constructing, laying, maintaining and repairing such 
aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works, and for all 
purposes of this act, said corporation may dig up, raise and 
embank any such lands, highways or other ways in such 
manner as to cause the least hindrance to public travel; 
but all things done in or upon any public way or place shall 
be subject to the direction and approval of the selectmen 
f)f said town. Said company shall not enter upon, con- 
struct or lay any conduit, pipe or other works within the 
location of any railway corporation except at such times and 
in such manner as it may agree upon with such corporation, 
or, in case of failure so to agree, as may be approved b}^ the 
public service commission. 

Section 4. Said corporation may distribute water 
through the town of Yarmouth, or any part thereof, may 
regulate the use of the same and may establish and fix from 
time to time and collect, the rates for the use of said water; 
and may make such contracts with said town or with any 
fire district now or hereafter established therein, or with 
any individual or corporation, to supply water for the ex- 
tinguishment of fires or for such other purposes as may be 
agreed upon. 

Section 5. The town of Yarmouth shall have the right 
at any time to acquire by purchase or by right of eminent 
domain the property of said corporation in the town of Yar- 
mouth, its franchise to do business therein, and all its rights 
and privileges with respect thereto, on pa.Mnent to said 
corporation of the actual cost of said franchise and of its 
works and property of every kind in said town; and, unless 
the corporation's net earnings from its business in said town 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 296. 299 

shall h;n-c been equal to at least five per cent of the said Same subject. 
cost, multiplied by the number of years during which the 
corporation has then been operating in said town, there 
shall be added to the amount to be paid by the town a sum 
which when added to said net earnings will equal five per 
cent of the said cost multiplied by the number of years 
during which the corporation has been operating in said 
town. "Net earnings" as herein used, shall mean the cor- I'Netcam- 
poration's gross receipts from its business in said town, '°°^' 
minus all operating and other expenses properly chargeable 
to said business, including reasonable amounts for mainte- 
nance and depreciation. The town, on taking the property 
of said corporation as herein provided, shall assume all of 
its outstanding obligations incurred in the construction or 
improvement of its property in the said town, including 
bonds secured by mortgage on such property, and the 
amount thus assumed shall be deducted from the total 
amount to be paid by the town to the corporation. Said Sworn state- 

1 ,, P . T 1 p -ir I 1 ment of cost, 

corporation shall lurnisn to the town or larmouth, under etc., to be 
oath, an itemized statement of the actual cost of the water furnished the 
supply system installed by the corporation in said town, 
together with a copy of all contracts made for providing 
and constructing said water supph' system and any exten- 
sion thereof, and shall furnish to said town, annually, in the 
month of January, an itemized statement under oath of its 
receipts from and expenditm-es made in connection with 
its business in said town, which statement shall be sub- 
mitted by the selectmen to the citizens of the town at the 
annual town meeting. This authority to acquire the said ^"li^^^utrr"* 
franchise and property is granted on condition that the P''°J,f/*| ^^^ 
same is assented to by a two thirds vote of the voters of 
the said town present and voting thereon at a meeting 
legally called for that purpose; and if the property is taken 
by right of eminent domain, the declaration of the taking, 
which shall include a certified copy of the article in the 
v\arrant under which the town acted, and of the vote of the 
town thereon showing that it was passed by a two thirds 
vote, as herein required, shall be filed in the registry of 
deeds for the county of Barnstable. In case the town and Commission 

, •111111 1 ™^y "" price, 

the corporation shall be unable to agree upon the amount etc. 
to be paid by the town for said property, the supreme judicial 
court shall, upon application of either party and notice to 
the other, appoint three commissioners who shall determine 
the actual cost of said property, and whose award, when 



300 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 296. 



Award 
to include 
iaterest. 



Yarmouth 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1917. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Board of wat«r 
commissioners, 
election, term, 
etc. 



accepted by the court, shall be final. Interest at the rate of 
six per cent shall be included in said award from the date of 
the taking or piu*chase. 

Section 6. Said to^v^l may, for the purpose of paj'ing 
the cost of said franchise and corporate property and the 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under the pro- 
visions of this act, issue from time to time bonds or notes to 
an amount not exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars. The said bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words, Yarmouth Water Loan, Act of 1917, shall be payable 
at the expiration of periods not exceeding thirty years from 
the date 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 such secm-ities 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 pre- 
miums, shall be used only for the purposes herein specified. 

Section 7. 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 sLx 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 afore- 
said, and to make such payments on the principal as may 
be required under the provisions of this act, shall, without 
further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the town annu- 
ally thereafter, in the same manner as other taxes, until the 
debt incurred by said loan is extinguished. 

Section 8. Said town shall, after purchasing or taking 
the said franchise and corporate property, as provided in 
this act, at a legal meeting called for the purpose elect by 
ballot three persons to hold office, one until the expiration 
of three years, one until the expiration of two years, and 
one until the expiration of one year from the next succeeding 
annual town meeting, and until the election and qualifica- 
tion of their respective successors, to constitute a board of 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 296. 301 

water commissioners; and at each annual town meeting 
thereafter one such commissioner shall be elected by ballot 
for the term of three years and until the election and quali- 
fication of a successor. All 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 mstructions, rules and regula- 
tions as the towTi may impose by its vote. A majority of 
said commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the trans- 
action of business. Any vacancy occurring in said board boani"^how 
for any cause may be filled for the remainder of the un- fii'ed.' 
expired term by the town at any legal town meeting called 
for the pm'pose. Any such vacancy may be filled tempo- 
rarily 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. If the town does not elect Selectmen to 
a board of water commissioners, the board of selectmen 
shall constitute the 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 
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 for new con- 
new construction as the water commissioners may determine s*^'"""*^""'^' *'*■•=• 
upon, and in case a surplus should remain after payment for 
such new construction, the water rates shall be reduced 
proportionately. No money shall be expended in new 
construction by the water commissioners except from the 
net surplus aforesaid, unless the town appropriates or pro- 
vides money therefor. Said commissioners shall annually, commission 
and as often as the town may require, render a report upon ^^uaf report. 
the condition of the works under their charge, and an account 
of their doings, including an account of receipts and ex- 
penditures. 

Section 10. Any fire district now existing or hereafter to apply to 
established within the town of Yarmouth for the purpose districls^'^^ 
of supplying the inhabitants thereof with water for the ex- 
tinguishment of fires, for domestic, manufacturing and other 
purposes, shall have all the rights and privileges herein 
granted to, and be subject to all the obligations, duties and 
liabilities herein imposed upon, said town. 



302 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 297, 298. 



Lines changed 
between wards 
two and five 
in city of 
Woburn. 



mittldto^"^' Section 11. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
voters, etc. q^^^^q \yy g^ majority of the legal voters of the to"v\Ti 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 for the purpose of being submitted to the voters as 
aforesaid this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 21^., 1917. 

Chap. 2^1 An Act to change the lines between ward two and 

WARD FIVE IN THE CITY OF WOBURN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following described territory, now form- 
ing part of ward two in the city of Woburn, is hereby trans- 
ferred to and made a part of ward five, to wit, commencing 
at the intersection of the center line of Montvale avenue at 
land of the Boston and Lowell Railroad Corporation, Boston 
and Maine Railroad Corporation lessee, thence the line 
runs southerly by and with the said center line of the said 
railroad corporation tracks to its intersection Avith the 
Woburn and Winchester town line; thence turning the line 
runs southwesterly by and with said town line to its junction 
with the center line of Holton street; thence tiuning the 
line runs northerly by and with the center line of said Holton 
street to its junction with the center line of Nashua street, 
otherwise known as Holton and Wood street; thence con- 
tinuing northerly with the center line of said Nashua street, 
otherwise known as Holton and Wood street, to its junction 
with the center line of said Montvale avenue; thence turning 
the line runs easterly by and with the center line of said 
Montvale avenue to land of Boston and Lowell Railroad 
Corporation, Boston and Maine Corporation lessee, and 
the point of beginning. 

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 April 24, 1917. 

[1914, 613.] 

Chap.298 -^n Act to extend the franchise of the marshfield 

water company. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

1914, 613 § 18, Chapter six hundred and thirteen of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by striking 



To bo submit- 
ted to board of 
aldermen, etc. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 299. 303 

out section eijjhtcen and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: — Section IS. This act shall take effect upon its Marshfieid 
passage, but shall become ^•oi(i unless the said water com- piiiy%h'aner 
pany has begun to distribute water through its pipes **'''*'^'^"'^- 
to the consumers in said town before the third day of 
June, nineteen hundred and twenty. 

Approved April 24, 1917. 



[1898, 403; 1905, 113; 1913, 5SS; 1915, 272, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the town of watertown to incur /^/>^^ oqq 

ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. ' / • 

Re it enacted, etc., os follows. • 

Section 1. The town of Watertown, for tlie purpose of Town of 

p . . . , .. . ,. 7 . Watertown 

constructmg, iiu-nisning and equippmg an addition to the may borrow 

Hosmer school in said town, may incur indebtedness in monVyfor 

excess of the statutory limit to an amount not exceeding one po^^' ''"'^" 

hundred thousand dollars, and may issue, from time to 

time, bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 

face the words Watertown School Loan, Act of 1917, shall watertown 

be signed by the treasurer of the town and countersigned by Act of 1917. ' 

the selectmen, 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 the date thereof, as will extinguish each loan 

within twenty years from its date. 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. 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, excepting premiums, shall be 

used only for the purposes specified herein. 

Section 2. The to\m shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
the 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 bonds or notes 
issued as aforesaid, and to make such pa\Tnents 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 



304 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 300. 



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 25, 1917. 

[1917, 300, Spec] 



Town of 
Watertown 
may acquire 
certain land 
for high school 
purposes. 



1915, 263 (G) 
not to apply. 



[1917, 299, Spec.] 

r*^ap.300 An Act to authorize the town of watertown to 

ACQUIRE LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of providing additional land 
for its high school, the town of Watertown, acting by its 
selectmen, may take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, 
and hold in fee, such parcel or parcels of land on Mount 
Auburn and Boylston streets in said town, not exceeding 
two and one half acres, as the town, by vote at any town 
meeting, may authorize or approve, notwithstanding the 
provisions of section forty-seven of chapter twenty-five of 
the Revised Laws, but subject to the provisions of sections 
forty-eight and forty-nine of said chapter twenty-five. 
Chapter two hundred and sixty-three of the General Acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and fifteen shall not apply to 
proceedings hereunder. 

Section 2. For the purpose of pajdng the cost of said 
land, however acquired, the town may incur indebtedness 
within the statutory limit to an amount not exceeding 
twenty-four thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes 
therefor to be denominated High School Land Loan, Act 
of 1917, which shall be signed by the towai treasurer and 
countersigned by a majority of the selectmen, 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 pa.^^nents, 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 subsequent year. 
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. 



High School 
Land Loan, 
Act of 1917. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 301, 302. 305 

Section 3. The town, at the time of autliorizing any Payment of 
loan hereunder, shall provide for the payment thereof in 
accordance with the provisions of section two of this act, 
and the amount required to pay the bonds or notes as they 
mature, together with all interest on account of the loan, 
shall annually be assessed by the assessors of the towm, in 
the same manner as other taxes, until the said debt is ex- 
tinguished. 

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

Approved April 25, 1917. 



Chap.SOl 



Ax Act to ratify a vote of the towtst of wakefield 

REL.^.TrV^E to borrowing MONEY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The vote passed bv the town of Wakefield \°*^'?f^Ti' 

IT !> 1 1 ' -111 I °^ Wakefield 

at the adjournment or the annual town meetmg held on the relative to 
second day of April in the year nineteen hundred and seven- ing money 
teen, appropriating the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars p°Jrpo3ea 
for the purpose of acquiring land for, and the constructing '''^*'^^'^- 
and equipping of, a school building in the Montrose district, 
and any action taken by said town in pursuance thereof are 
hereby ratified and confirmed, and the said town is hereby 
authorized without further action by the town to borrow 
for said piu-poses, on bonds or notes of the town in excess 
of the statutory limit of indebtedness, the sum of twenty- 
five thousand dollars, of wdiich the sum of fifteen hundred 
dollars shall be payable in each of the years nineteen hun- 
dred and eighteen to nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, 
inclusive, and one thousand dollars in each of the years 
nineteen hundred and twenty-eight to nineteen hundred 
and thirty-seven, inclusive, until the said bonds or notes 
are fully paid, all in accordance with said vote. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approwd April 25, 1917. 

[1917, 106, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the city of Springfield to take nhnjt 302 

LAND for school PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The city of Springfield may take in fee, by city of spring- 
vote of its city council, any land not appropriated to public fand ™?^o*h(^1 
uses and lying within the limits of that part of the city purposes. 
bounded by Carew^ and Liberty streets, St. James avenue 



306 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 303, 304, 305. 



Certain acts 
of town of 
Otis ratified, 



Same subject, and the Chicopee line, and measuring four acres or less in 
area, for the purpose of erecting thereon a building or build- 
ings to be used as a public school or schools, notwithstand- 
ing the provisions of section forty-seven of chapter twenty- 
five of the Revised Laws limiting the amount of land that 
may be taken for such a purpose, but subject to all other 
provisions of law relative to such takings. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 25, 1917. 

Chap. SOS An Act to ratify certain acts of the town of otis. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The acts of the town of Otis at the annual towTi meeting 
on the fifth day of February, nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen, are hereby ratified and confirmed notwithstanding 
any irregularity or informality in the manner of calling the 
meeting. Approved April 25, 1917. 

Chap, 304: An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a 

pension to ALFRED L. LEIGHTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 
pay to Alfred L. Leighton, a former employee of the city, 
who was injured while in the employ of the city, an annual 
pension not exceeding one half of the average annual com- 
pensation paid to him during the two years next prior to 
his retirement from the service of the city. 

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: provided, that such acceptance and approval 
occur prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current 
year. Approved April 25, 1917. 

[Accepted May 8, 1917.] 

Chav.SOb An Act to authorize the town of milton to ad- 
minister certain trust funds and to establish a 

PUBLIC hospital. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Milton may, at an annual 
meeting, elect by ballot a board of trustees consisting of 
three persons, male or female, for the purpose of managing 
and controlling the property, real and personal, bequeathed 



City of Boston 
may pay a 
pension to 
Alfred L. 
Leighton. 



To be submit- 
ted to city 
council, etc. 



Proviso. 



Town of 
Milton may 
administer cer- 
tain trust 
funds. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 305. 307 

and devised to the town by the will of Edwin D. Wadsworth, 
late of ]\lilton, and of expending the same in accordance 
with the terms of said will and for the other purposes here- 
inafter specified. When such board is first chosen, one 
third thereof shall be elected for one year, one third for two 
years and one third for three years, and thereafter one third 
shall be elected annually for a term of three years: pro- Proviso. 
vided, however, that the town may, at any annual meeting, 
or at any special meeting called for the purpose increase the 
number of the board by an additional number, divisible 
by three, which number shall, at the next annual meeting 
thereafter, be elected one third for one year, one third for 
two years and one third for three years, and thereafter one 
third annualh' for a term of three vears. The board shall, ^°^l^ officers, 

• " . election, ap- 

from its own number, annually choose a chairman, a secre- pointment, 
tary and a treasurer. The treasurer shall give a bond similar 
to that given by the town treasurer, in an amount and with 
sureties to the satisfaction of the selectmen. The board 
may appoint such other officers and agents as it thinks fit. 
Whenever a vacancy shall occur in said board by reason of gfje^"*^^' ^°^ 
death, resignation or otherwise, the remaining trustees shall 
fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. 

Section 2. The board shall have the custody and To establish a 
management of said property, and shall invest and reinvest hospital. 
the same, and may add the income thereof to the principal 
and allow said property to accumulate until the same, with 
any other funds and revenues received by the board, shall, in 
the opinion of the board, be sufficient to establish and main- 
tain a public hospital within the town of Milton, and when 
said property, funds and revenues in the custody and man- 
agement of the board shall, in the opinion of the board, be 
sufficient for the purpose, or when the town at an annual 
meeting, or at a special meeting called for the purpose, shall 
direct the board so to do, the board shall establish a public 
hospital in said town, to be maintained under rules and 
regulations made by the board, from time to time, and may 
expend so much as may be necessary of the funds at any 
time in its custody and management in the purchase, in 
the name of the town, of such real and personal property 
as may be necessary for the establishment and maintenance 
of the hospital; and the hospital together with all funds 
and other property owned by the town relating thereto 
shall be in the custody and management of the board. The Town may 
town may appropriate and raise money for the establish- moTy,"lta, 



308 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 30G. 



for the sup- 
port, etc., of 
the hospital. 



Board may 
sell property, 
etc., in its 
custody, etc. 



Act not to 
alter, etc., any 
provision of 
will of 
Edwin D. 
Vi'adsworth. 



Annual report. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters. 



ment, support or maintenance of the hospital, which shall 
be expended by the board, and may receive money or prop- 
erty by gift, devise or bequest for the hospital, which shall 
be administered by the board in accordance with the pro- 
visions of such gift, devise or bequest. Section seventeen 
of chapter seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and thirteen as amended, shall apply 
to investments by the board. 

Section 3. The board shall have power to manage, 
sell, lease, convey and transfer all real or personal property 
at any time in its custody, management or control, and 
may in the name and behalf of said town execute, acknowledge 
and deliver all instruments necessary or proper to carry 
its powers into effect. 

Section 4. Nothing contained in this act shall be con- 
strued to alter or impair any provision of the will of said 
Edwin D, Wads worth relating to said property given to the 
town, or any provision of any gift, devise or bequest or 
vote whereby any other property shall come into the custody, 
management or control of the board. 

Section 5. The board shall make an annual report to 
the town of its receipts and expenditures and of the property 
in its custody, with a statement of any unexpended balance 
of money and of any gifts or bequests which it holds in 
behalf of the town. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the town at the next annual town meeting, and the 
board of trustees may be nominated upon the official ballot 
and elected at said meeting; but such election shall be null 
and void if the act fails of acceptance at the said meeting. 
For the purpose of its acceptance by the town and of the 
election of trustees, this act shall take effect upon its pas- 
sage. Approved April 25, 1917. 



Chap.SOQ ^N ■^^'^ ^^ legalize the acts of charles h. loomis as 
city clerk of the city of medford. 



Acts of Charles 
H. Loomis as 
city clerk of 
Medford 
legalized. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

All the acts performed by Charles H. Loomis as city 
clerk of the city of Medford during the year nineteen hun- 
dred and sixteen are hereby legalized and confirmed, to the 
same extent as if he had been chosen to fill the said office for 
the said period in compliance with all provisions of law 
applicable thereto. Approved May 1, 1917. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 307, 308. 309 



An Act to increase the sal.\ry of the police com- Chap. 307 

MISSIONER FOR THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eight of chapter two hundred and ninety-one of amended ^ ^' 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six is hereby 
amended by striking out the word "six", in the second 
Hue, and inserting in place thereof the word : — eight, — so 
that the first paragraph of the said section will read as 
follows: — Section 8. The annual salary of the police com- Salary of police 
missioner shall be eight thousand dollars, and of the secre- of Boston in- 
tary three thousand dollars, which shall be paid in monthly ''^^^^ ' 
instalments by the city of Boston. Subject to the approval 
of the governor and council, the police commissioner shall 
be provided with such rooms, which shall be suitably fur- 
nished, as shall be convenient and suitable for the perform- 
ance of his duties, the expense of which shall be paid by the 
city of Boston. Approved May 1, 1917. 



(1917, 180, Spec] 

An Act relattv^e to the regulation of street traffic 
in the city of malden. 



C/ia??.308 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The authority now vested in the city council ^r^f traffic** 
or in the board of aldermen of the city of Maiden to pass jg f^y °f 
ordinances, by-laws or regulations relative to street traffic, fen-ed to street 
or to the movement, stopping or standing of vehicles, and commfssion. 
to prescribe penalties, not exceeding twenty dollars, for the 
breach thereof, is hereby transferred to, and vested in, the 
street and water commission of the city of Maiden. The 
said commission is hereby authorized, after giving an adver- 
tised public hearing thereon, to pass, and to amend from 
time to time, all regulations for the purpose aforesaid, not 
inconsistent with law, which they shall deem needful for 
preventing congestion and delay of traffic, for the preserva- 
tion of streets, and for other purposes, and every such 
regulation or amendment thereof shall forthwith be filed 
with the city clerk, and shall be advertised by him once 
each week for two successive weeks in a newspaper pub- 
lished in said city. When any such regulation goes into 
effect, any ordinance or by-law of the city or regulation of 
the board of aldermen inconsistent therewith shall be null 



310 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 309. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



and void. All such regulations shall be enforced by the 
police commissioner of the cit}'. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the city 
council of said city, and shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority vote of the members present and voting in 
each branch, and upon the approval of the mayor. For the 
purpose of its submission as aforesaid, this act shall take 
effect upon its passage. Approved May 1, 1917. 

[1839, 101; 1841, 72; 1842, 41; 1844, 28, 34; 1845, 42, 170; 1847, 244; 1852, 87; 1859, 242; 1864, 
81; 1868, 355; 1869, 69; 1872, 127, 171; 1888, 263; 1894, 226, 466; 1895, 189, 278; 1896, 257. 
321, 516; 1897, 519; 1898, 399; 1899. 448; 1900, 455, 457, 458; 1901, 231, 421, 484; 1902, 508; 
1903, 115, 392; 1905, 252, 422; 1906, 160, 220, 237; 1907, 233, 441, 551; 1908, 596; 1910, 352, 
601, 652, 654; 1911, 524, 528, 741, § 1; 1912, 594, 676; 1913, 765; 1914, 766; 1915, 383, Spec.; 
1916, 355, Spec] 

C/iap. 309 An Act relative to the new york, new iiaven and 

HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY, ITS HOLDING OF THE 
STOCKS AND SECURITIES OF OTHER CORPORATIONS AND 
ITS RELATION TO CERTAIN SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Subject to the conditions and restrictions 
hereinafter set forth, the New York, New Haven and Hart- 
ford Railroad Company (hereinafter called the New Haven 
company) is hereby authorized to own and hold the shares 
of capital stock, bonds, notes or other evidences of in- 
debtedness which were in its treasury on the thirty-first 
day of December, nineteen hundred and sixteen, of the 
following corporations : — 

Boston and Providence Railroad Corporation. 

Central New England Railway Company. 

Hartford and Connecticut Western Railroad Company. 

The Harlem River and Port Chester Railroad Company. 

Holyoke and Westfield Railroad Company. 

New York Connecting Railroad Company. 

New York, Ontario and Western Railway Company. 

New York, Westchester and Boston Railway Company. 

Norwich and Worcester Railroad Company. 

Old Colony Railroad Company. 

Providence and Worcester Railroad Company. 

Providence, Warren and Bristol Railroad Company. 

Rutland Railroad Company. 

Wood River Branch Railroad Company. 



New York, 
New Haven 
and Hartford 
Railroad Com- 
pany author- 
ized to hold 
stocks, etc., of 
certain other 
corporations. 



The authority hereby given to own and hold the afore- 



Authority con- 
ditioned upon 

perform.an<-e of gajj stock, bouds, uotcs and other evidences of indebted- 
certain duties. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 309. 311 

ness is conditioned upon the performance by the New Haven 
company of the duties hereinafter imposed and said au- 
thority shall cease upon the failure of said company at any 
time to perform 'any of said duties. 

Section' 2. The New Haven company is hereby au- May take over 
thorized, on or before the first diiy of eJanuary, nineteen Newicngiand 
hundred and eighteen, to take o^'er and thereafter to hold company." 
and possess the assets, and to assume the liabilities other 
than capital stock and demand notes held by the New 
Haven company, of the New ]']ngland Navigation Com- 
pany, and shall thereupon cause said navigation company 
to be dissolved and its capital stock and the aforesaid notes 
to be cancelled : provided, however, that this -authority shall P^viso. 
not be exercised if said navigation company shall have 
added to its assets, other than cash and current assets, or 
shall have increased the book values of said assets subse- 
quent to the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred 
and sixteen, or shall have added to its liabilities, other 
than current liabilities, subsequent to said date. Said ^k^^vatuM*" 
assets shall be taken over by the New Haven company, etc. 
without increase in book values, and the New Haven com- 
pany, upon possession thereof, shall cause to be cancelled 
bonds of the New England Steamship Company included 
among said assets and amounting at par to three million 
dollars. So long as the New Haven company shall continue Restrictions, 
to hold, directly or indirectly, a controlling interest in the 
stock of the New England Steamship Company and in the 
stock of the Hartford and New York Transportation Com- 
pany, it shall not permit either of said companies to exercise 
any corporate powers and franchises except such as are 
reasonably required for the management, operation, main- 
tenance or improvement of steamship and barge lines and 
lighters; nor shall the New Haven company, so long as it 
continues to hold, directly or indirectly, a controlling interest 
in the stock of the Providence Securities Company, permit 
said company to exercise any corporate powers or franchises 
except such as are reasonably required to perform its obliga- 
tion of transferring its registered debentures upon its books. 

Section 3. The authority hereby given to own and Certain 

, , authority 

hold stock, bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness limited in 
of the Rutland Railroad Company shall cease at the ex- 
piration of five years from the date on which this act takes 
effect: provided, however, that the time within which the Proviso, 
authority shall be effective may in either case, upon appli- 



312 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 309. 



May take over 
assets, etc., of 
the Millbrook 
Company, etc. 



Proviso. 



Value of 
assets, how 
determined. 



Massachusetts 
street railway 
companies may 
purchase cer- 
tain lines in 
Connecticut. 



Proviso. 



cation of the New Haven company, be extended by the 
public service commission if said commission finds, after 
notice and a pubhc hearing, that good cause for such ex- 
tension has been shown and that it is consistent with the 
pubhc interest. 

Section 4. The New Haven company is hereby au- 
thorized, on or before the first day^pf January, nineteen 
hundred and eighteen, to take over and possess the assets, 
and to assume the liabihties, other than capital stock and 
demand notes held by the New Haven company of the 
Millbrook Company, and shall thereupon cause said Mill- 
brook Company to be dissolved and its capital stock and 
the aforesaid . demand notes to be cancelled : provided, 
however, that this authority shall not be exercised if said 
Millbrook Company shall have added to its assets, other 
than cash and current assets, or shall have increased the 
book values of said assets subsequent to the thirty-first day 
of December, nineteen hundred and sixteen, or shall have 
added to its liabilities, other than current liabilities, subse- 
quent to said date. Said assets shall be taken over by the 
New Haven company at a value determined by decreasing 
their book value by an amount equal to the difference be- 
tween the face value of the demand notes of said Millbrook 
Company held by the New Haven company, plus accrued 
interest thereon, and the value of said demand notes and 
accrued interest as carried upon the books of the New 
Haven company. 

Section 5. Any Massachusetts street railway com- 
pany operating a line of railway which connects with any one 
of the following street railway lines now owned by the 
New Haven company and situated in the state of Connecti- 
cut, may purchase or lease, hold and operate such line of 
railway with which it connects and the franchise thereof: 
yrovided, that the terms of the purchase or lease shall be 
agreed to by a majority of the directors and two thirds in 
interest of the stockholders of such Massachusetts street 
railway company, and shall be approved by the public 
service commission after notice and a public hearing : — 

(a) The line extending from Canaan to the Massachu- 
setts-Connecticut state line. 

(6) The line extending from Suffield to the Massachu- 
setts-Connecticut state line. 

(c) The line extending from West Thompson to the 
Massachusetts-Connecticut state line. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 309. 313 

Section 6. The purchase by the New Haven company Certain pur- 
in the vear nineteen hundred and eight of the properties of Haven com-'' 
the Roxbury Central Wharf and the South Bay Wharf and p^confirmli. 
Terminal Company is hereby ratified and confirmed, upon Dissolution. 
condition, however, that the New Haven company shall 
cause said Roxbury Central Wharf and said South Bay 
^Miarf and Terminal Company to be dissolved as soon as 
practicable. 

Section 7. The New Haven company shall appoint a Company to 
special committee of its directors to have charge of the sale committeeof^ 
of all real estate owned by it which is not used for the pur- '^^^^^^^' «*«'■ 
poses of a common carrier and said committee shall report 
to the public service commission at the end of each fiscal 
year, in such detail as the commission may prescribe, the 
amount and character of such real estate owned within the 
commonwealth and the steps which have been taken during 
the year to effect a sale. If said commission shall at any Unreasonable 
time be of the opinion that the delay in disposing of said rei^rted^to 
real estate within the commonwealth is unreasonable, it shall ge^raL^" 
notify the attorney-general to that effect. 

Section 8. The New Haven company is hereby pro- Dividends 
hibited from declaring or paying dividends upon its com- unli/, etc. ' 
mon stock in excess of five per cent per annum until (a) all 
the sales have been made of stock, bonds, notes or other 
evidences of indebtedness of other corporations or associa- 
tions or of other property required by the decree of the 
United States court for the southern district of New York, 
entered the seventeenth day of October, nineteen hundred 
and fourteen, as the same is now or may hereafter be modi- 
fied; until (b) it shall have caused to be cancelled the bonds 
of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway Company 
which it held on the thirty-first day of December, nineteen 
hundred and sixteen, amounting at par to two million one 
hundred and ninety thousand dollars, and shall have re- 
duced the book value of the notes of said railway company 
which it holds to one dollar, and the book value of the 
stock of said railway company which it holds by three 
million dollars; and until (c) the public service commission 
shall have certified that, beginning with the thirtieth day of 
June, nineteen hundred and thirteen, an amount has been 
appropriated from the earnings of the New Haven com- 
pany, or has been paid on notes of the New York, West- 
chester and Boston Railway Company reduced to the book 
value of one dollar, and has been used for additions and 



314 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 309. 



Same subject. 



Subaidiary 
companies 
restricted in 
issues of 
stocks, bonds, 
etc., unless, etc. 



Public service 
commission 
to approve 
acquisition of 
additional 
stock by New 
Haven com- 
pany. 



Proviso. 



Loans 

permitted. 



improvements to the property of the New Haven com- 
pany, or for the retirement of floating indebtedness which 
said company may lawfully fund by an issue of stock or 
bonds, which is equal to the net amount of any losses upon 
the sale of securities under the aforesaid decree of the 
United States court, plus the net amount of any book loss 
resulting from the dissolution of the New England Naviga- 
tion Company and of the Millbrook Company, plus the 
amount of the reduction in the book value of the holdings 
of the New Haven company in the securities of the New 
York, Westchester and Boston Railway Company here- 
inbefore provided for. 

Section 9. The New Haven company shall not permit 
any company which it controls, directly or indirectly, 
through the ownership of stock to issue any additional 
shares of capital stock, bonds, notes or other evidences of 
indebtedness payable at periods of more than twelve months 
after the date thereof, unless such issue shall have been 
approved by a commission of the state in which such com- 
pany is incorporated having jurisdiction thereof, or, in the 
absence of statutory provision for such approval, unless 
such issue shall have been approved as consistent with the 
public interest by the public service commission. 

Section 10. The New Haven company may hereafter 
acquire and hold additional stock, bonds, notes or other 
evidences of indebtedness of any corporation whose stocks 
and securities it is authorized by sections one and two of 
this act to hold; but no such acquisition shall be made 
until the public service commission, after notice and a 
public hearing, shall have approved the acquisition and the 
conditions thereof as consistent with the public interest: 
provided, hoicever, that such approval shall not be required 
if such corporation is incorporated or organized in another 
state or states in which the New Haven company is in- 
corporated and not in this commonwealth, and if such 
acquisition is authorized by the laws of such other state or 
states and shall have been approved by a commission or 
commissions in such other state or states having jurisdiction 
thereof; but all such acquisitions shall be reported to the 
public service commission. The New Haven company may 
make loans to any such corporation without securing the 
approval of the public service commission, but only for the 
purpose of enabling such corporation to meet operating 
expenses, to pay dividends guaranteed by the New Haven 
company upon stock in the hands of the public, to pay 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 309. 315 

interest on outstanding indebtedness or to pay taxes or 
assessments; provided, however, that the vahie of the evidence Proviao. 
of any such indebtedness of any such corporation shall be 
reduced u})on the books of tlie New IIa\'en company to a 
value of not more than one dollar by a charge to profit and 
loss. 

Section 11. Nothing contained in this act shall be Not to apply 
construed as authorizing the New Haven company to con- certain con 
tinue to hold any assets of the New England Navigation m iftigatton!^ 
Company which must be disposed of in accordance with the ^^' 
decree of the district court of the United States for the 
southern district of New York, entered on the seventeenth 
day of October, nineteen hundred and fourteen, beyond 
the dates specified for such disposition; nor shall anything 
contained in this act be construed as authorizing the New 
Haven company to continue to hold, directly or indirectly, 
any shares of stock, bonds, notes or other evidences of in- 
debtedness of the New England Steamship Company, of 
the Hartford and New York Transportation Company, or 
of the New Bedford, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket 
Steamboat Company if the New Haven company is at any 
time required to dispose of its interest in these companies 
under the provisions of the act of congress of August twenty- 
fourth, nineteen hundred and twelve, known as the " Panama 
Canal Act"; nor shall anything in sections eight, nine and 
ten of this act be construed as placing on the New Haven 
company any duty or obligation or restriction contrary to 
any law of the United States now or hereafter in force, or 
as abridging the rights of said company to avail itself of 
any rights and powers which may be conferred upon it by 
any such law. 

Section 12. Nothing contained in this act shall be Act, how 
construed as a finding by the commonwealth that the book ''°°''*™*' • 
values at which the New Haven company is permitted by 
this act to hold certain assets are the intrinsic values of said 
assets, or that the New Haven company may justly and 
reasonably charge such rates and fares as may be necessary 
to enable it to pay dividends of five per cent per annum 
upon its common stock. 

Section 13. Chapter seven hundred and sixty-five of ^''p^'- 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 14. The supreme judicial court or the superior Certain courts 
court shall have jurisdiction in equity, upon the application dictk)n in 
of the public ser\^ice commission, of the attorney-general, ^^"^^^^^ 



316 Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 310, 311. 

of any stockholder or of any interested party, to enforce the 
provisions of this act and all lawful orders and decisions, 
conditions or requirements of said commission made in 
pursuance thereof. 
Sue/to' Section 15. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 

boardof ance bv the New Haven comi^any bv vote of its board of 

clirt^ctors etc. * x «. t. 

directors and return thereof made to the secretary of the 
commonwealth within sixty days after the passage of this 
act. Apjnoved May 1, 1917. 

[1917, 366, Spec] 
[Accepted May 8, 1917.] 



Chap. 310 An Act relative to the construction of an athletic 

FIELD BY THE CITY OF BROCKTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
S'*^y,'*/ Section 1. The park commissioners of the city of 

Brockton may -p., iii-i i-- 

construct an l5rockton are liereby authorized to construct and maintain 

athletic field. i i • r- i i • i • i i • 111 

an athletic neid, Avitn suitable equipment, on the land 
owned by the city on the northwest corner of Centre and 
Edson streets in said city, and to inclose the same with a 
suitable fence or other structure, and to permit the use of 
said field for athletic games and other entertainments of a 
public nature, at which an admission fee may be charged, 
to such person or persons and upon such conditions as may 
be fixed by said commissioners. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 2, 1917. 



Chap.311 An Act to authorize the county of Middlesex to pay 

AN ANNUITY TO GEORGE CHESLEY OF LOWELL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Middlesex Section 1. The couutv of Middlesex is hereby author- 

county may . • p i i i i n i 

payanannmty j^ed to pay au aunuity 01 two hundred dollars, so long as 
chesieyof hc shall livc, to Gcorgc Chesley of Lowell, for seventeen 
years an employee of the county of Middlesex county train- 
ing school, and now incapacitated from further service by 
reason of partial loss of sight and approaching blindness. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 2, 1917. 



Lowell. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 312, 313, 314. 317 



An Act to subject caretakers of the public comfort Chap. 312 

STATION IN THE CITY OF LAWRENCE TO THE CIVIL 
SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The caretakers of the pubHc comfort station Caretakers of 

,. „T 1111 i>i 1 • 1 public comfort 

in the city of Lawrence shall hereaiter be subject to the station in 
civil service laws and regulations, so far as the same are placed under 
applicable, but without requiring their reappointment or "^' service. 
examination. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- ^°t^g/"^|'^t 
ance by the city council of said city, with the approval of council, etc. 
the mayor. Approved May 2, 1917. 



An Act to authorize the county of Bristol to pay a C/iap.313 

pension to ALEXANDER B. CRAPO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follmvs: 

The county of Bristol may, with the approval of the Bristol county 
county commissioners, pa,v annually to Alexander B. Crapo [^%ion^to 
of New Bedford, a sum not exceeding one half of the annual crap^o!'^'"^ ^' 
compensation which he received as an officer of the house of 
correction of the county of Bristol at the time of his retire- 
ment from that service. Approved May 2, 1917. 



An Act to authorize the town of gosnold to supply Chap. 314 

ITSELF with water. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Gosnold may supply itself and I°^°?f 
its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of fires supply itself 
and for domestic and other purposes; may establish fountains ^' 
and hydrants, and re-locate or discontinue the same; and 
may regulate the use of such water, and fix and collect 
rates to be paid therefor. 

Section 2. The said town, for the purposes aforesaid. May take. 
may take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold the of ponds or 
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 or 



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Proviso. 



May construct 
dams, etc. 



To file 
description 
of lands, etc. 



easements, necessary for collecting, storing, purifying and 
preserving the water and for conveying the same to an^- 
part of said town: provided, lioivever, that no source of 
water supply and no lands necessary for preserving the 
quality of the water shall be taken v/ithout 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 pro- 
visions of this act, proper dams, reservoirs, stand-pipes, 
tanks, buildings, fixtures, or other structures, and vaay 
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 main- 
tenance of complete and effective water works; and for the 
said purposes may construct wells and reservoirs and es- 
tablish pumping works, and may construct, lay and main- 
tain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works under or 
over any land, water com-ses, public or other ways, and 
along such ways in the town of Gosnold, 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 the purposes 
of this act, said town may dig up or raise and embank any 
such lands, highways or other ways in such manner as to 
cause the least hindrance to public travel. Said town shall 
have the right to enter upon any lands for the purpose of 
making surveys, test pits, and borings, and may occupy 
temporarily any lands necessary for the construction of any 
works, or for any other purposes authorized by this act. 

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 Dukes County 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 land purchased or taken under the pro- 
visions of this act shall vest in the town of Gosnold, and the 
land so acquired may be managed, improved and con- 
trolled by the water commissioners, hereinafter provided 
for, in such manner as they shall deem for the best interest 
of the town. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 314. 319 

Section 4. Said town shall pay all damages to property Damagcs^ow 
sustaii-ed by any person or corporation by the taking of any 
land, rij^ht of way, water, water source, water right or ease- 
ment, or by any other thing done by the town under au- 
thority of this act. Any person or corporation sustaining 
damages as aforesaid, who fails 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 liighways 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 the 
authority of tliis act; but no such application shall be made 
after the expiration of the said two years, and no assess- 
ment of damages shall be made for the taking of any water 
or water right, or for any injury thereto, and said period of 
two years shall not begin to run until the water is actually 
withdrawn or diverted by the town under the authority of 
this act. Said town may by vote from time to time de- 
termine what amount of water it proposes to take under 
this act; in which case any damages caused by such taking 
shall be based upon the said amount until the same shall 
be increased by vote or otherwise, and in that event the 
town shall be liable further only for the additional damages 
caused by such additional taking. 

vSection 5. Said town, for the purpose of paying the Town of 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under the pro- i^an^Actor"^ 
vision of this act, may appropriate a sufficient siun of money, ^^'^" 
and raise the same by taxation; and for the purposes afore- 
said the town may borrow a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars, and may issue therefor, from time to time, bonds 
or notes. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words. Town of Gosnold Water Loan, Act of 1917, and 
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 after its date; 
and the amount of such annual payment of any loan hi 
any year shall not be less than the amount of the principal 
of said loan payable in any subsequent year. Each au- 
thorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate 
loan. Said bonds or notes shall bear interest at a rate not 
exceeding five per cent per annum, payable semi-annually, 
and shall be signed by the treasurer of the town and counter- 
signed by a majority of the water commissioners hereinafter 
provided for. The town may sell the said securities at 



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Payment of 
loan. 



Penalty for 
polluting 
water, etc. 



Selectmen to 
constitute a 
board of water 
commissioners. 



To fix water 
rates, etc. 



Net surplus 
to be used for 



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 shall be used only for the purposes herein 
specified. 

Section 6. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in 
accordance with section five of this act; and when a vote 
to that effect has been passed, a sum, which, with the in- 
come 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 paym.ents 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 there- 
after, in the same manner as other taxes, until the debt 
incurred by said loan or loans 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 the 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. The selectmen of the town of Gosnold shall 
constitute a board of water commissioners. All the au- 
thority granted to said town by this act or by the provisions 
of general or special laws in relation to a public water 
supply, and not otherwise specifically provided for, shall 
be vested in said water commissioners, who shall be subject, 
however, to such instructions, rules, or regulations as the 
town may impose by its vote. A majority of said commis- 
sioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business. 

Section 9. Said commissioners shall fix just and equitable 
prices and rates for the use of water, and shall prescribe 
the time and manner of payment, but such rates may be 
increased or reduced by vote of the town. The income of 
the water works shall be applied to defraying all operating 
expenses, interest charges, and payments on the principal 
as they accrue on any bonds or notes issued under authority 
of this act. If there is a net surplus remaining after pro- 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 315, 316. 321 

vlding "^or the aforesaid eharges, it sliall be used for such new "j^^ /^te^*™"" 
construction as the water commissioners shall determine 
upon, and in case a surplus should remain after payment 
for such new construction the water rates shall be reduced 
proportionately. No money shall be expended in new 
constructitm by the water commissioners except from the 
net surplus aforesaid, unless the town appropriates and 
provides money therefor. Said commissioners shall annu- Annual report. 
ally, and as often as the town may require, render a report 
upon the condition of the works under their charge, and an 
account of their doings, including an account of receipts 
and expenditures. 

Section 10. This act shall take effect upon its accept- ^^^^g^/J*^- 
ance by a majority of the legal voters of the toAvn of Gosnold voters, etc. 
present and voting thereon at a legal meeting called for the 
purpose within three years after its passage; but the niunber 
of meetings so called in any one year shall not exceed three. 
For the purpose of being submitted to the voters as afore- 
said this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 2, 1917. 



An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance njidy 315 

OF THE prison CAMP AND HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding seventy-six thousand t\on.™?Lon 
seven hundred and ninety dollars is hereby appropriated, to ^^^a"^ 
be 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 seventeen. 

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

Approved May 4, 1917. 



[1891, 331; 1892, 310, 375: 1894, 194: 1895, 395: 1897, 255: 1900, 227: 1905, 389; 1908, 415; 
1909, 176, 427; 1910, 418; 1916, 323, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the to'v^'n of methuen to contract nhnj) 31 g 

WITH the town of SALEM, NEW HAMPSHIRE, RELATIVE 
TO THE SALE, USE AND CONVEYANCE OF WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Methuen is hereby authorized X°\"°^ 

, J. j_ -j^i j1 J r> o 1 • 1 » -VT Methuen may 

to cojitract witn the town or Salem m the state or New seu water, etc.. 



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to town of 
Salem, New 
Hampshire, 
etc. 



Hampshire for an adequate water supply for extinguishing 
fires and for the use of its citizens and others, and for such 
other pubHc, private and mechanical purposes as the town 
of Methuen may from time to time authorize and direct, 
and the town of IMethuen may Hkewise sell water as afore- 
said to the town of Salem upon such terms as may be agreed 
upon by the two towns. The town of Methuen, if so au- 
thorized by the said town of Salem, may lay, construct 
and maintain pipes and other works, in the toTvai of Salem, 
and may make any such contract in regard to water and the 
use and conveyance of the same as shall be agreed upon by 
the two towns. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 4, 1917. 



Chap. 317 An Act to change the time of holding the annual 

MEETING OF THE TOWN OF WINCHESTER, TO ENLARGE 
THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE SELECTMEN, TO ABOLISH 
CERTAIN OFFICES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRA- 
TION OF TOWN AFFAIRS. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 



Title?. 



TITLE I. 
Town Meetings. 

Section 1. Date of Annual Town Meeting. 

Section 2. Time and Method of considering Warrant. 

Section 3. General Provisions applicable to Town Meetings. 



Sections 4-5. 
Sections 6-11. 
Sections 12-13 



Article I. 

Selectmen. 
Finance Commission. 
School Committee. 



TITLE II. 

Town Officers. 
Elective Town Officers. 



Article II. Appointive Town Officers. 

Section 14. Town Clerk. 

Section 15. Treasurer and Collector. 

Section 16. Auditor. 

Section 17. Assessors. 

Section 18. Board of Relief. 

Section 19. Board of Health. 

Section 20. Library Trustees. 

Section 21. Planning Board. 

Section 22. Constables. 

Section 23. Town Manager. 

Section 24. Powers and Duties of the Town Manager. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 317. 323 



Article III. General Provisions relative to Town Officers. 

Section 25. Plurality of Offices RcKiilatod. 

Section 26. General Powers and Duties. 

Section 27. Tenure of Office. 

Section 28. Resignation of Town Officers. 

Section 29. Removal of Appointive Officers. 

Section 30. Appointment of Temporary Officers. 

Section 31. Salaries and Compensation. 

Section 32. C^hairmen. 

Section 33. Town Officers to Receive no Gifts or Bonus. 

TITLE III. 

Effect of Act. 

Section 34. Acceptance of Act. 

Section 35. Duty of Town Officers to Carry This Act into Effect. 

Section 36. Continuation of Existing Officers until Successors Qualified. 

Section 37. Existing Rights Preserved. 

Section 38. Repeal. 

Section 39. Date of Taking Effect. 

Section 40. Revocation of Acceptance. 

TITLE I. 

Town Meetings. 

Date of Annual Town Meeting. 

Section 1. The annual meeting of the town of Win- Date of 
Chester shall be held on the fourth Monday in January, meeting 
beginning with the year nineteen hundred and eighteen. 

Time and Method of Considering Warrant. 

Section 2. Consideration of all articles in the warrant Warrant. 
for the annual meeting, except those for the election of 
officers, for voting on the question whether licenses for the 
sale of intoxicating liquors shall be granted by the town, and 
for submitting to the voters any other matter for which 
official ballots are required to be used, shall be postponed to 
forty-five minutes past seven o'clock in the afternoon of the 
day of the annual meeting. 

General Provisions Ajiplicable to Town Meetings. 
Section 3. Except as is otherwise provided herein, all Certain 

• • 11 1 11 111 p 1 provisions of 

existmg general laws, and all such laws hereafter passed, law to apply. 
relative to the appointment of election officers, relative to 
the calling, holding and conduct of town meetings and town 
elections, and relative to the nomination of candidates to 
be voted for at town elections, shall apply to the town of 
Winchester. 



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Selectmen, 
election, 
vacancies, 
how filled, etc. 



TITLE II. 

Town Officers. 

Article I. Elective Town Officers. 

Selectmen. 

Section 4. At the annual town election in the year 
nineteen hundred and eighteen, the voters of the town shall 
elect, by ballot, five selectmen, two of whom shall be chosen 
for the term of three j'ears, two for the term of tvro years, 
and one for the term of one year; and, at each annual 
meeting thereafter, they shall elect, for the term of three 
years, either one or two selectmen, accordingly as the term 
of one or two selectmen is about to expire. Should a va- 
cancy occur in the office of selectmen, the remaining select- 
men shall within fourteen days thereafter, call a town meet- 
ing to fill it for the residue of the term. If, however, it 
occurs on or after the first day of November, and if as many 
as three selectmen remain in ofiice, it shall not be filled until 
the next annual meeting. 



Transfer of 
powers, etc., 
of certain 
boards to the 
selectmen. 



Certain offices 
abolished, etc. 



Trmisfer of Powers and Abolition of Offices. 

Section 5. Upon the election and qualification of the 
five selectmen, as provided in section four, all the powers, 
rights, duties and liabilities conferred or imposed by general 
laws, or by special laws relating to the town of Winchester, 
or by the by-laws of said town, upon the water and sewer 
board, the park commissioners, the cemetery commissioners, 
the surveyors of highways, and the tree warden shall be 
transferred to, and conferred and imposed upon the select- 
men. Thereupon, the offices of water and sewer board, park 
commissioners, cemetery commissioners, surveyors of high- 
ways and tree warden shall be abolished in the town of 
Winchester. In acting as cemetery commissioners, however, 
it shall not be necessary for the selectmen, or a majority 
thereof, to be owners of lots in Wild wood or any other 
public cemetery, anything in section one of chapter one 
hundred and forty-six of the acts of the year eighteen hun- 
dred and eighty-nine to the contrary notwithstanding. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 317. 325 



Finance Commission. 

Sectiox 0. At the annual town election in the year Finance 
nineteen hundred and eighteen, the voters shall elect, by efJ^tlin^tenns 
ballot, five voters of the town to be members of the finance «* °®<=®' ^^o- 
commission, one of whom shall be chosen for the term of 
three years, two for the term of two years and two for the 
term of one year; and, at eacli annual meeting thereafter, 
they shall elect, for the term of three years, either one or 
two finance commissioners accordingly as the term of one 
or two of such commissioners is about to expire. A vacancy 
in said commission shall be filled in the manner provided in 
section four hundred and twenty-nine of chapter eight 
hundred and thirty-five of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and thirteen for filling vacancies in a board con- 
sisting of two or more members. Upon the election and 
qualification of the finance commission first chosen after the 
acceptance of this act, the finance committee authorized by 
section two of article two of the by-laws of the town of 
Winchester shall be abolished. 

Duties of Finance Commission. 

Section 7. The finance commission shall, annually, on Tomake 
or before the thirty-first day of December, prepare and I^^jiriTdftures. 
publish with the warrant for the annual town meeting, an ^^'^■ 
estimate in wTiting of the probable amount required for the 
expenditures of the town government for the next ensuing 
fiscal year, stating in detail the amounts of maturing bonds 
or notes, the amount required for interest or other out- 
standing indebtedness of the town and the amount necessary 
to be provided for each fund and department. It shall also, 
at the same time, prepare and publish as aforesaid an esti- 
mate in writing of the amount of income from all sources 
of revenue, and of the probable amount required to be 
levied and raised by taxation to defray all the expenses and 
liabilities of the town. It shall consider such articles in the 
warrant for any town meeting as contemplate, directly 
or indirectly, the appropriation or expenditure of money, 
and shall report its recommendations thereon, in print, to 
the meeting. It shall have the same powers as the finance 
or appropriation committee to vote transfers from the re- 
serve fund authorized by the provisions of chapter six 
hundred and forty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 



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To make 
annual report, 
etc. 



dred and thirteen. It shall make an annual report, which 
shall be published as a part of the annual town report, 
setting forth the matters considered by it during the fiscal 
year preceding that in which the report is published, and 
making such recommendations as appear to be necessary 
or appropriate respecting the finances of the town and the 
measures to be taken with reference thereto. Tliree members 
of said commission shall constitute a quorum for the trans- 
action of business. 



Estimates, 
etc., to be 
submitted. 



Estimates and Information to he Given to Commission. 

Section 8. All officers, boards and committees of the 
town shall, annually, on or before the thirtieth day of 
November, submit to the finance commission in WTiting a 
detailed estimate of appropriations required for the ad- 
ministration of their respective boards, committees or de- 
partments during the next ensuing fiscal year, and shall, at 
any time, upon its request in writing, furnish to it all in- 
formation in their possession relative to the administration 
of their respective boards, committees or departments. 



May compel 
attendance of 
witnesses, etc. 



Powers to Covipel Attendance and Testimony of Witrwsses. 

Section 9. The finance commission shall have power to 
require the attendance and testimony of witnesses before it, 
and the production of all books and documents which may 
be necessary or material to the performance of its duties or 
relevant to any matter within the scope of such investiga- 
tions as it is authorized or required to make. Such witnesses 
may be summoned in the same manner, and be paid the 
same fees, as witnesses before police, district and municipal 
courts. The chairman or any other member of the com- 
mission may administer oaths or take the affirmations of 
witnesses who appear before it. The commission may 
prescribe reasonable rules for the despatch of its business, 
for the conduct of hearings and the giving of testimony 
before it. If any person so summoned and paid shall refuse 
to attend, or to be sworn, or to affirm, or to answer any 
question, or to produce any book or document which is 
material to a matter under consideration by the finance 
commission, a justice of the supreme judicial court or of the 
superior court may, in his discretion, upon application by 
said commission, compel such person to give testimony 
before it, in the same manner and to the same extent as 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 317. 327 

before paid courts. Failure to comply with an order of the Penalty for 
court made under the provisions of this section may be comply, etc. 
punished by the court as a contempt thereof. 



Employment of Assistance. 
Section 10. The finance commission may employ such Employment 

, , , . , . , " , of assistance. 

experts, counsel and other assistants and incur such other 
expenses as it may deem necessary, to an amount not ex- 
ceeding three hundred dollars in any one year unless a 
larger amount shall be appropriated for that purpose by the 
town. 

Investigation of Excessive or Invalid Claims. 

Section 11. If any pay roll, bill or other claim against i^validofafms 
the town is presented to the selectmen or school committee, 
which they deem to be of doubtful validity, excessive in 
amount, or detrimental to the interests of the town, they 
shall refer it to the finance commission which shall forth- 
with investigate the matter and report thereon to the board investigation. 
or committee by whom it was referred; and pending their 
report, payment of said claim shall be withheld. 

School Committee. 

Section 12. At the annual town election in the year school 
nineteen hundred and eighteen, the voters shall elect by election, terms 
ballot, five members of the school committee, two of whom ° ° ce, e c. 
shall be chosen for the term of tlu*ee years, one for the term 
of two years, and two for the term of one year; and annually, 
thereafter, they shall elect, for the term of three years, either 
one or two members accordingly as the term of one or two 
members is about to expire. A vacancy in the school com- 
mittee shall be filled in the manner provided in section four 
hundred and twenty-nine of chapter eight hundred and 
thirty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen for filling vacancies in a board consisting of two or 
more members. 

Powers and Duties of School Committee. 

Section 13. Upon the election and qualification of the Powers and 
five members of the school committee, all the powers, rights, 
duties and liabilities, except as hereinafter provided, which 
now are, or may hereafter be, conferred or imposed by law 



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Appointive 
town officers, 
town clerk. 



upon school committees shall pertain to the school com- 
mittee so elected under the provisions of the preceding 
section. 

Article II. Appointive Town Officers. 

Town Clerk. 

Section 14. The selectmen shall annually in February, 
beginning with the year nineteen hundred and eighteen, 
appoint a town clerk for the term of one year from the 
following first day of March; and shall, within thirty days 
after a vacancy occurs in the office, fill the same by appoint- 
ment for the residue of the term. The town clerk shall, in 
addition to his duties prescribed by general laws, act as 
clerk, and keep the records of the board of selectmen, the 
assessors and the board of relief and perform such other 
duties as the selectmen may require of him. He may, in 
accordance with the provisions of section sixty-two of 
chapter twenty-five of the Revised Laws, appoint an assistant 
clerk. He may under the direction of the selectmen employ 
such clerical assistance as may be necessary for the proper 
performance of his duties, but he shall incur no expense 
therefor on behalf of the town in excess of the amount 
appropriated therefor. 



Treasurer and 
collector. 



Treasurer and Collector. 

Section 15. The selectmen shall annually in February, 
beginning with the year nineteen hundred and eighteen, 
appoint a treasurer and collector of taxes for the term of 
one year from the following first day of March; and shall, 
within thirty days after a vacancy occurs in said office, 
fill the same by appointment for the residue of the term. 



Auditor. 



Auditor. 

Section 16. The finance commission shall annually in 
February, beginning with the year nineteen hundred and 
eighteen, appoint an auditor for the term of one year from 
the following first day of March; and shall, within thirty 
days after a vacancy occurs in said office, fill the same by 
appointment for the residue of the term. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 317. 329 



Assessors. 

Section 17. The selectmen shall, in February of the Assessors. 
year nineteen hundred and eij^hteen, appoint three assessors, 
one of whom shall be appointed for the term of one year, one 
for the term of two years, and one for the term of three 
years from the first day of March of that year; and annually 
thereafter, the selectmen shall, in February, appoint an 
assessor for the term of three years from the following first 
day of March; and may at any time appoint one or more 
assistant assessors for a term not exceeding one year. A 
vacancy in the board of assessors shall forthwith be filled 
by appointment for the residue of the term. Each assessor 
and assistant assessor shall, within seven days after his 
appointment, and before he enters upon the performance of 
his official duties, take the oath required by section sixty- 
eight of chapter twenty-five of the Revised Laws, except 
that he shall substitute the word — appointed — for the 
word "chosen"; and, if he neglects to take the oath within 
the required time, the selectmen shall declare the appoint- 
ment void and proceed forthwith to make a new appoint- 
ment. The oath may be administered by the chairman or 
any other member of the board of selectmen, and a record 
thereof shall be made in the records of the selectmen. 



Board of Relief. 

Section 18. The selectmen shall, in February of the Board of 
\'ear nineteen hundred and eighteen, appoint a board of "^^ '^ ' 
relief consisting of three persons, one of whom shall be 
appointed for the term of one year, one for the term of two 
years and one for the term of three years from the first day 
of March in that year ; and annually thereafter, in February, 
the selectmen shall appoint a member of the board of relief 
for the term of three years from the following first day of 
March. A vacancy in the board shall be filled by appoint- 
ment for the residue of the term. Women shall be eligible women 
to appointment to the board. Said board shall succeed to, ®'^' ^' 
and perform the duties and exercise the powers of, overseers 
of the poor, and may employ one or more persons qualified 
by training or experience to act as agents or assistants. 



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Board of 
health. 



Board of Health. 

Section 19. The selectmen shall, in February of the 
year nineteen hundred and eighteen, appoint a board of 
health consisting of three persons, one of whom shall be a 
registered physician, and one of whom shall be appointed 
for the term of one year, one for the term of two years and 
one for the term of tlu-ee years from the first day of March 
in that year; and annually, thereafter, in February, the 
selectmen shall appoint a member of the board of health 
for the term of three years from the following first day of 
March. A vacancy in the board shall be filled by appoint- 
ment for the residue of the term. 



Library 
trustees. 



Library Trustees. 

Section 20. The selectmen shall, in February of the 
year nineteen hundred and eighteen, appoint three library 
trustees, one of whom shall be appointed for the term of 
one year, one for the term of two years, and one for the 
term of three years from the first day of March in that 
year; and annually thereafter, in February, the selectmen 
shall appoint a library trustee for the term of three years 
from the following first day of March. A vacancy in the 
board of library trustees shall be filled by appointment 
for the residue of the term. 



Planning 
board. 



Planning Board. 

Section 21. The selectmen shall in February of the 
year nineteen hundred and eighteen appoint a planning 
board consisting of five persons, two of whom shall be ap- 
pointed for the term of three years, two for the term of two 
years, and one for the term of one year; and, annually 
thereafter, the selectmen shall, in February, appoint for the 
term of three years one or two members of said board, 
accordingly as the term of one or two members thereof is 
about to expire. A vacancy in the board shall be filled 
by appointment for the residue of the term. 



Constables. 

Constables. SECTION 22. The Selectmen shall annually, in February, 

beginning with the year nineteen hundred and eighteen, 
appoint two constables, each for the term of one year from 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 317. 331 

the following first day of March; and may, at any time, 
appoint so many additional constables as, in their opinion, 
may be necessary, who shall hold office during the pleasure 
of the selectmen. 

Town Manager. 

Section 23. The selectmen shall, as soon as may be in Town 
the year nineteen hundred and eighteen, and from time to ^Intment.^etc. 
time thereafter as the office becomes vacant, appoint an 
agent who shall be knowTi as town manager. He shall be 
chosen without regard to his political opinions and with 
particular reference to his professional or scientific education 
and training as well as to his administrative capacity and 
experience; and, at the time of his appointment he need 
not be a resident either of the town of Winchester or of the 
commonwealth. He shall hold the office at the pleasure 
of the selectmen, and, during such time, he shall hold no 
other elective or appointive office, nor shall he be engaged 
in any other business or occupation. He shall be, subject 
to the supervision, direction and control of the selectmen, 
the executive head of all departments of the to^ii govern- 
ment the control of which is by the general laws or b\' the 
provisions of this or any other special act relating to the 
town of Winchester vested in the board of selectmen, and 
he shall be responsible for their efficient administration. 
The selectmen may, from time to time, delegate such execu- 
tive duties to, or withdraw them from, the town manager 
as they deem expedient. Before entering upon the per- 
formance of his official duties he shall be sworn to the faithful 
performance thereof by the chairman of the selectmen or 
by the town clerk, and a record thereof shall be made in the 
records of the selectmen or of the town clerk, as the case 
may be. He shall give bond to the town in such sum, upon 
such conditions and with such surety or sureties as the 
selectmen may require and approve. The expense of pro- 
curing a surety company as surety on his bond shall be 
defrayed by the town. Pending the appointment of a town Temporary 
manager or the filling of a vacancy, the selectmen may 
employ a temporary town manager who shall have all the 
powers of a permanent town manager dm-ing a vacancy in 
the office and who shall be removable at the pleasure of the 
selectmen. 



332 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 317. 

Powers and Duties of the Town Manager. 
Powers and Section 24. The duties of the town manager shall be: 

duties or town . . . , , . . . 

manager. (a) To orgaiuze, contiiiue, or discontinue, such divisions 

or departments as the selectmen may from time to time 
determine; or, in default of such determination, as he 
himself may determine to be required for the efficient ad- 
ministration of town affairs; and to exercise control over 
them. 

(b) To keep full and complete records of liis official acts, 
and to publish a succinct and comprehensive report thereof 
in the annual town report. 

(c) To keep the selectmen fully informed as to the needs 
of the town so far as they relate to such of its affairs as are 
under his supervision or control, and to make a full report 
to them on any matters relating to such affairs whenever 
they so require. 

(d) To submit to the selectmen, annually, on or before 
the thirtieth day of November, a detailed estimate in wTiting 
of the appropriations required diu-ing the next ensuing fiscal 
year for the administration of all divisions or departments 
under his supervision or control. 

(e) To attend regular meetings of the selectmen whenever 
his attendance would be, in his opinion, expedient, and to 
attend regular and special meetings of the selectmen, when- 
ever his attendance is required by them, and to recommend 
to them the adoption of such measures as he may deem 
necessary. 

(f) Except as is otherwise provided by this act, to make 
all appointments and fix all salaries and wages in the divisions 
or departments under his supervision or control which the 
selectmen may or are required to make or fix under the pro- 
visions of law or of the by-laws of the town, but he shall 
make such appointments upon merit and fitness alone and 
irrespective of political opinion. 

(g) To remove for sufficient cause any persons whom he 
is authorized to appoint or employ, except such as may be 
under the civil service rules of the commonwealth, but not 
to remove superintendents or chiefs of divisions or depart- 
ments, except after seven days' notice in WTiting to them, 
and to the selectmen, of the reason for the removal. 

(h) To suspend forthwith from the performance of his 
official duties, if the public service so requires, a chief of 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 317. 333 

division or department who lias been notified of his re- Same subject. 
movah 

(i) To keep in repair all buildings belonging to the town. 

(j) To purchase all the supplies for every department of 
the town, except books for the public library, school books 
and school supplies. 

(k) To examine or cause to be examined, with or without 
notice, as he may deem best, the affairs of any division or 
department under his control, or the conduct of any officer 
or employee thereof. 

(1) To perform such other duties consistent with liis 
office as may be required of him by the selectmen. 

Article III. General Provisions relative to Town 

Officers. 

Plurality of Offices 'Regulated. 
Section 25. A member of the board of selectmen, of Plurality 

n 1 r> • • 111 otnces 

the school committee or of the finance commission shall, regulated. 
during the term for w^hich he has been elected, be ineligible, 
either by election or appointment to any other town office 
except under a temporary appointment as provided by 
section thirty. The acceptance of the office of selectman, 
school committee or finance commissioner by a person 
holding any appointive town office, shall, of itself, operate 
as a resignation of the appointive office then held by him. 
Any person, except the town manager, who may be ap- 
pointed by the selectmen to any town office under the 
provisions of the general laW'S or of this act, shall be eligible 
during the term of said office to appointment to any other 
town office. 

General Powers and Duties. 

Section 26. All the officers, boards, committees or com- General 
missions of the town of Winchester whose election or ap- SSties^or"^ 
pointment is authorized or required by this act shall have 
and enjoy all such powers, rights and privileges, and be 
subject to all such duties, liabilities and penalties, as now 
are or may hereafter be conferred or imposed by general 
law^s upon similar officers, boards, committees or commis- 
sions, so far as they are not inconsistent with the provisions 
of this act. 



town officers, 
etc. 



334 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 317. 



Tenure of 
office of cer- 
tain officials. 



Selectmen, 
how removed 
by the voters. 



Registrars of 
voters, duties 
when petition 
is filed, etc. 



Person sought 
to be removed 
may be a 
candidate. 



Tenure of Office. 

Section 27. Selectmen, members of the school com- 
mittee and members of the finance commission, whether 
chosen for a full term or to fill a vacancy, shall serve until 
their successors are chosen and qualified; and all other 
officers, members of boards or committees, whether ap- 
pointed for a full term or to fill a vacancy, shall serve until 
their successors are appointed and qualified. 

Any selectman may be removed at any time by the 
voters qualified to vote in town affairs. The procedure to 
effect his removal shall be as follows: A petition signed by 
legal voters, equal in number to at least tw^enty-five per cent 
of the total vote cast at the last preceding annual town 
election, demanding an election of a successor to the person 
sought to be removed, shall be filed with the town clerk, 
which petition shall contain a general statement of the 
grounds on which the removal is sought. Each signer shall 
add to his signature his place of residence, giving the street, 
and number, if any. One of the signers of the petition shall 
make oath before the town clerk that the signatures thereon 
are true as he believes, and that each signature appended is 
the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports 
to be. Within ten days after the filing of the petition, the 
registrars of voters shall examine and ascertain whether or 
not the petition is signed by the requisite number of qualified 
voters, and shall attach to the petition their certificate 
showing the result of their examination. If the petition 
shall be deemed to be sufficient, the registrars of voters 
shall submit the same to the selectmen without delay, 
whereupon the selectmen shall fix a date for holding the 
election, not less than thirty nor more than forty days after 
the date of the registrars' certificate to the selectmen that 
a sufficient petition is filed. The selectmen shall cause 
proper notice of the election to be published, and shall make 
all necessary arrangements for holding the election. The 
election shall be conducted in all respects as are other town 
elections. The successor of any selectman so removed shall 
hold office dm-ing the unexpired term of his predecessor. 
Any person sought to be removed may be a candidate to 
succeed himself, and, unless he request otherwise in writing, 
his name shall be placed on the official ballot without nomi- 
nation. In any such removal election the candidate re- 
ceiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 317. 335 

If at such election some other person tlian the incumbent Choice at 

J 1 • 1 p 1 • election, how 

receives the highest number of votes, the incumbent shall decided. 
be deemed removed from office upon the qualification of his 
successor. If the incumbent receives the highest number of 
votes, he shall continue in office. No removal petition 
shall be filed against any selectman within three months 
after his election, nor, in the case of a selectman re-elected 
in a removal election, within three months after his re- 
election. 

Resignation of Town Officers. 

Section 28. Any town officer may resign his office by Resignation of 
filing a resignation thereof in the office of the town clerk, 
and the resignation shall be eft'ective forthwith unless a 
difterent time is specified therein. The selectmen may 
however, under the provisions of the following section, re- 
move an appointive town officer whose resignation is made 
to take effect in the future, if they see fit so to do. 

Removal of Appointive Officers. 
Section 29. The selectmen or the finance commission Removal 

p /I? • . p /T» , of appointive 

may, tor sutncient cause, remove from ofnce any town officers. 
officer whose appointment by them is specifically authorized 
by this act. The reasons for such removal shall be set forth 
in detail in the records of the selectmen, or of the finance 
commission, as the case may be, and shall forthwith be 
communicated in ^^^"itillg to the officer so removed, but the 
removal shall not take effect until seven days after the vote 
therefor, although the officer may forthwith be suspended 
from the performance of his official duties. If within the 
said seven days, he so requests, the selectmen or finance 
commission, as the case may be, shall give him a hearing, 
in which case the removal shall not take effect until after a 
decision in writing adverse to him is filed with the town 
clerk. If the decision is favorable to him, and he has been 
suspended, he shall forthwith be reinstated in his office. 
A decision by a majority of the selectmen or of the finance 
commission, as the case may be, shall be final. 

Appointment of Temporary Officers. 

Section 30. If, by reason of removal from office, or Appointment 
otherwise, a vacancy occurs in a town office, which the offi^ra'?"'^"^ 
selectmen or finance commission are authorized bv the 



336 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 317. 



Temporary 
appointment, 
renewal, etc. 



provisions of this act to fill by appointment, the selectmen 
or finance commission, as the case may be, may, pending 
the permanent filHng of such vacancy, make a temporary 
appointment to the office for a period of not more than 
thirty days; and may, for sufficient cause, renew such 
temporary appointment for a further period of not more 
than thirty days. An officer so appointed temporarily shall 
be subject to all requirements of law which apply to the 
permanent incumbent of the office. 



Salaries, etc. 



Chairmen, 
how chosen. 



Salaries and Compensation. 

Section 31. The town clerk, treasurer and collector, 
assessors and town manager shall receive such compensation 
for their services as the selectmen shall determine, not ex- 
ceeding the amounts appropriated therefor by the town. 
The compensation of the auditor shall be determined by the 
town. Members of boards, committees or commissions 
shall receive no salary or compensation, unless the town de- 
termines otherwise. 

Chairmen. 

Section 32. The board of selectmen, the school com- 
mittee and the finance commission shall, in February of 
each year, and the assessors, board of relief, board of health, 
library trustees and planning board shall, in March of each 
year, choose a chairman from their own number. 



Town officers 
not to make 
contracts with 
the town, or 
receive any 
gift, bonus, etc. 



Town Officers to Receive no Gifts or Bonus. 

Section 33. No officer of the town of Winchester whose 
election or appointment is authorized by the provisions of 
this act shall, directly or indirectly, make a contract with 
the town, or receive any commission, discount, bonus, gift, 
contribution or reward from, or share in the profits of, any 
contract with the town made by any other person or by a 
corporation, unless he shall, immediately upon learning 
that such contract has been made or is proposed to be made, 
give notice in WTiting to the finance commission thereof and 
of the nature of his interest therein, and shall thereafter 
abstain from performing any official act on behalf of the 
town relative thereto. If it becomes the duty of any such 
oflBcer of the town to make a contract on behalf of the town 
in which he would have a pecuniary interest, it may, if he 
is a member of a board or committee, be made by the re- 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 317. 337 

maining members of such board or committee, if they are 
disinterested and impartial, and if he is a sole officer, it 
shall be made by such other town officer as the selectmen 
may designate. Any contract made in violation of the pro- Contract 
visions of this section shall be voidable at the election of when. 
the selectmen and finance commission acting jointly, and 
whoever violates the provisions of this section shall be Penaiij. 
punished by a fine of not more tlian one thousand dollars, 
or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both 
such fine and imprisonment. 

TITLE III. 

Effect of Act. 

Acceptance of Act. 

Section 34. This act shall be submitted to the regis- xobesub- 
tered voters of the town of Winchester for their accept- wtera a? 
ance or rejection at the state election in November in the eiection^*''*^ 
year nineteen hundred and seventeen. 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 seventeen 
entitled 'An Act to change the time of holding the annual 
meeting of the town of Winchester, to enlarge the powers 
' and duties of the selectmen, to abolish certain offices and 
to provide for the administration of town affairs' be ac- 
cepted?" If it shall be accepted by a majority of the regis- 
tered voters voting thereon by ballot, it shall thereupon take 
effect; otherwise it shall be void. 

Duty of Town Officers to Carry this Act into Effect. 

Section 35. The town clerk shall, not less than two Duties of 
weeks before the election required by the preceding section, to'^ar^^act^ 
transmit to every registered voter in the town a copy of this "^*^ ^^'^^' 
act; and, if this act is accepted as above provided, the town 
clerk, the selectmen, and every other town officer upon 
whom, by virtue of his office, a duty devolves or is imposed 
by the provisions of this act shall comply with all its re- 
quirements relative to elections to the end that all things 
may be done which are necessary for the nomination and 
election of the officers first to be elected hereunder. 



338 



Special Acts, 1917. 



317. 



Existing 
officers to 
continue 
until, etc. 



Existing 

rights 

preserved. 



Repeal. 



Time of 
taking effect. 



Continuation of Existing Officers nniil Successors Qualified. 

Section 36. Upon the election and qualification of the 
selectmen and school committee chosen in the year nineteen 
hundred and eighteen, the offices of the then selectmen and 
school committee shall forthwith cease and determine. All 
other officers of the town at that time shall hold office and 
continue to serve until the following first day of March and 
until their successors provided for by this act shall have 
been appointed and qualified. 

Existing Rights Preserved. 

Section 37. The provisions of this act shall not affect 
any act heretofore done, ratified or confirmed by the town 
of Winchester or any of its officers, nor any right accrued or 
established, nor any action, suit or proceeding commenced 
or had in a civil case, nor shall it affect the acceptance by 
the voters of said town of any acts of the legislature except 
such acts as are partly or wholly repealed hereby, nor shall 
it impair the validity of any of the notes, bonds or other 
outstanding obligations of the town of Winchester at the 
time when it takes effect. 

Repeal. 

Section 38. So much of section four of chapter two 
hundred and sixty-five of the acts of the year eighteen hun- 
dred and seventy-two as requires the choice of commis- 
sioners, chapter three hundred and fifty-seven of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and six, and all other acts and 
parts of acts inconsistent with this act are, so far as they 
relate to the town of W^inchester, hereby repealed; and 
section one of article one, section two of article two and 
sections one, two and three of article six of the by-laws of 
the town of Winchester are hereby annulled. All other 
by-laws of the town or regulations made by any of its officers 
or boards, so far as the}' are consistent with this act, shall 
continue in full force and effect until it is otherwise provided 
by law, by a by-law, by vote of the town, or by such officers 
or boards. 

Date of Taking Effect. 

Section 39. So much of this act as requires the sub- 
mission of the question of its acceptance to the voters of 
said town shall take effect upon its passage. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 318. 339 



Revocation of Acceptance. 
Section 40. At any time after the expiration of three Revocation 

1 • , 1 • • p J.1 1 X 1 • 1 J.1 • J- of acceptance. 

years and witnm six years rrom the date on whicli this act 
is accepted, and not less than ninety days before the date of 
an annual meeting, a petition, signed by not less than fifteen 
per cent of the registered voters of the town, may be filed 
with the selectmen requesting that the question of revoking 
the acceptance of this act be submitted to the voters. There- Town meeting 
upon the selectmen shall call a town meeting to be held at 
a date not later than forty-five days after the filing of the 
petition, but not betw^een or on the first day of June and the 
first Tuesday of September. At such meeting, the vote shall 
be taken in answer to the following question which shall be 
printed on the official ballot : — " Shall the acceptance by Question to 
the town of Winchester of an act passed by the general onbaiiot. 
court in the year nineteen hundred and seventeen, entitled 
*An Act to change the time of holding the annual meeting 
of the town of Winchester, to enlarge the powers and duties 
of the selectmen, to abolish certain offices, and to provide 
for the administration of town affairs' be revoked?" If 
such revocation is favored by a majority of the voters voting 
thereon by ballot, the acceptance of this act shall be re- 
voked from and after the date of the annual town meeting 
next following such vote. Such revocation shall not affect Revocation 

- , , , - , , ' not to ftiiGctj 

any contract then existing, or any action at law or suit in existing con- 
equity or other proceeding then pending. If such acceptance 
shall be revoked, as aforesaid, this act shall become null 
and void and thereafter all general laws respecting town 
government and town officers shall apply to the town of 
Winchester; and any special laws relative to said town 
which are repealed by this act shall be revived by such 
revocation. Any by-law in force when such revocation 
takes effect, so far as consistent with general laws respecting 
town government and town officers and with said special 
laws, shall not be affected thereby. 

Approved May I^., 1917. 

[1917, 196, Spec] 

An Act relative to specific repairs on public ways in Qhav 318 

THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUows: 

Chapter three hundred and ninetv-three of the acts of i906, 393, § 1, 

j^i .J 111 1'" 11' • etc., amended. 

the year nineteen hundred and six, as amended in section 



340 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 319, 320. 



Specific repairs 
on public ways 
in the city o( 
Boston. 



one by section one of chapter five hundred and thirty-six 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, is 
hereby fiu-ther amended by striking out said section one 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 1. 
Ever}' highway in the city of Boston shall be laid out, re- 
located, altered, widened, discontinued, constructed, or 
shall have specific repairs made thereon, onh' as provided in 
this act or as provided in some other special act for a high- 
way named therein; and in this act the word "highway" 
means any public way which has become such tlirough the 
act of the board or other authorit\' or in any other manner; 
the words "public alley" mean any alley or passageway not 
exceeding twenty-five feet in width, laid out as a public 
alley by an order of the board of street commissioners of 
said city; the words "parcel of real estate" mean any lot 
of real estate as such lot was on the day of the first publica- 
tion of notice of the intention to make the improvement or 
on the day of passing the order therefor if there is no such 
publication, including any lot a part of which is taken and 
any lot a part or the whole of which is leased, and excluding 
any land within any location of a railroad company. 

Approved May 4, 1917. 



Chap. 319 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a 

PENSION TO JUDAH CROWELL. 



City of Boston 
may pay a 
pension to 
Judah Crowell. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 
Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is herebj' authorized to 
pay to Judah Crowell, lately retired at the age of eighty-one, 
after twenty-one years service as janitor at police station 
eight in the said city, a pension equal to one half of the 
compensation which he received at the time of his retire- 
ment. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council with the approval of the mayor: j)''^- 
vidcd, such acceptance and approval occur prior to December 
thirty-first, in the current year. Approved May 4, 1917. 



Chap. 320 An Act to authorize the city of Worcester to take 
certain land in said city and in the tow^ of shrews- 
bury for highway and other purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester is hereby authorized 
to take in fee for the purpose of widening Belmont street, 



City of 

Worcester may 
take certain 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 320. 341 

so-called, in that city, and the Massachusetts state highway land in the 
location in the town of Shrewsbury, and of liuilding a bridge siirew°bury, 
and the necessary approaches thereto across Lake Quin- highway, etc., 
sigamond, between the said city and town, certain land p"'"p°8®^- 
bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a drill 
hole in a stone monument marked W. H. and set in the 
gi'ound at the point of intersection of the north line of 
Belmont street, as decreed by the city of Worcester Septem- 
ber twe:ity-four, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, with 
the Worcester and Shrewsbury town line; thence south 
two degrees, twenty-nine minutes west by said Worcester 
and Shrewsbury town line ten feet to the point of inter- 
section of said town line with the north line of the Massa- 
chusetts state highway location ; thence deflecting eighty-six 
degrees, twenty-nine minutes to the left south eighty-four 
degrees, ten minutes east by said north line of the Mas- 
sachusetts state highway location twenty-seven and eight 
tenths feet to an iron pin in a concrete monument set in 
the ground; thence by the same course sixty-six feet to an 
iron pin in a concrete monument set in the ground; thence 
by the same course one hundred fifty-five and eighty-six 
hundredths feet to the centre of the northerly or outside 
edge of a stone monument, marked M. H. B. and set in 
the ground; thence deflecting one hundred and seventy-six 
degrees, forty-one minutes to the left north eighty degrees, 
fifty-one minutes west by the north line of the Massachu- 
setts state highway location produced and by _ land now 
or formerly of Dufresne brothers thirty-three and twelve 
hundredths feet to a point; thence deflecting eighty-seven 
degrees, thirty-two minutes to the right north six degrees, 
forty-one minutes east by land now or formerly of Du- 
fresne brothers forty-three and ninety-five hundredths feet 
to a point; thence deflecting ninety degrees, twenty-two 
minutes to the left north eighty-three degrees, forty-one 
minutes west by land now or formerly of Dufresne brothers 
fifty-eight feet to a point; thence deflecting ninety degrees, 
twenty-two minutes to the right north six degrees, forty-one 
minutes east by land now or formerly of Dufresne brothers 
about one hundred and twelve feet to a retaining wall on 
the shore of Lake Quinsigamond; thence westerly by said 
retaining wall along the shore of Lake Quinsigamond about 
one hundred seventy-nine and six tenths feet; thence 
southerly by the retaining wall along the shore of Lake 
Quinsigamond about one hundred and sixty-nine feet to the 



342 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 321. 



May sell 
remainder. 



intersection of said retaining wall with said north line of 
Belmont street; thence south eighty-three degrees, forty- 
one minutes east by said north line of Belmont street twenty- 
three and fift}'-eight hundredths feet to the place of be- 
ginning. 

Section 2. After so much of the land taken by the 
said city, in accordance with the provisions of section one, 
has been appropriated for the said purposes as is needed 
therefor, the city may sell the remainder for value, with or 
without suitable restrictions. 

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

Approved May 7, 1917. 



City of Lowell 

may authorize 

sale of certain 

articles 

on parks and 

commons. 



[1896, 415; 1907, 477.] 

Chap. Z21 An Act to authorize the sale of certain articles on 

THE PARKS and COMMONS OF THE CITY OF LOWELL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of park commissioners of the city 
of Lowell is hereby authorized and empowered, in its dis- 
cretion, to sell, or to let the privilege of selling, light refresh- 
ments and non-alcoholic drinks on the parks and commons 
of said city, and in its discretion to rent for the above pur- 
poses and any purposes incidental thereto such parts of 
said parks and commons as said board may deem proper. 
Any revenues derived from such sales, letting or rentals 
shall be paid by said board into the treasury of the city and 
shall be added and credited to the appropriation for the 
carrying on of the work of said board. 

Section 2. Section one of chapter four hundred and 
seventy-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
seven is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following : — and shall be added and credited to the appro- 
priation for the carrying on of the work of said board. 

Section 3. Section nine of chapter four hundred and 
fifteen of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety- 
six, so far as it may apply to the revenue derived from such 
sales and letting and from the rentals herein mentioned, and 
all other acts or ordinances inconsistent with this act shall 
not apply to the provisions hereof. 

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

Approved May 9, 1917. 



1907, 477. § 1, 
amended. 



Certain pro- 
visions of law 
not to apply. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 322. 343 



An Act in addition to the several acts making Chap.^22 

APPROPRIATIONS FOR SUNDRY MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES 
AUTHORIZED BY LAW. 

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- mSkneoTs 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, unless otherwise •^''p®"^^^- 
specified, to wit: — 

For the purpose of printing and binding the compilation Compilation 
of the acts and resolves relating to the metropolitan park relative V" 
commission, to be paid out of the Metropolitan Parks JfajkTm-'"' 
Maintenance Fund, as authorized by chapter sixty-five of mission. 
the General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred dollars. 

For the services and necessary expenses, travelling or state 
otherwise, of the state ornithologist, as authorized by chapter expens°i°^'^*' 
seventy-five of the General Acts of the present year, the 
sum of one thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For the payment to the administrator of the estate of ^lmlm°j. 
William J. Casey, as authorized by chapter nineteen of the Casey. 
resolves of the present year, the sum of two hundred two 
dollars and seventy-four cents. 

For the investigation by the metropolitan water and o^^etro^^utan 
sewerage board of the condition and capacitv of the present sewer in 

!• • 1 p * !• I • 1 Arlington. 

metropolitan sewer in the town or Arlington, as authorized 
by chapter tM'enty-two of the resolves of the present year, 
to be paid from the North Metropolitan Sewerage Main- 
tenance Fund, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For certain expenses of the association of justices of •^ft°p|;^''jff" °^ 
district, police and municipal courts of Massachusetts, as district, police 

1-111 -PI 1 p xU ^""^ municipal 

authorized by chapter twenty-six oi the resolves or the courts. 
present year, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For the Park Building Company of Worcester as a re- Park Building 
fund of an overpayment of taxes, as authorized by chapter Worcester." 
twenty-seven of the resolves of the present year, to be paid 
from the receipts of the corporate franchise tax, the sum of 
two thousand nineteen dollars and fifty-five cents. 

For providing for a proper representation of the common- Representa- 
wealth at the national encampment of the Grand Army of monwealth at 



the Republic in the city of Boston during the present year, a a."r. en- 
to be expended under the direction of the governor and campment. 



344 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 322. 



George H. 
Walker of North 
Dighton. 



Town of Peru. 



Thomas E. 
Fallon of 
Medford. 



Filling flats 
in Lynn 
harbor, etc. 



Clerical 
assistance for 
register of 
probate and 
insolvency 
for Hampden 
county. 



Massachusetts 
Charitable 
Eye and Ear 
Infirmary. 

New England 
Industrial 
School for 
Deaf Mutes. 



Mary O'Brien 
of Boston. 



Stand of colors 
Massachusetts 
department, 
G. A. R. 



council, as authorized by chapter twenty-nine of the resolves 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding thii'ty-six thousand 
dollars. 

For George H. Walker of North Dighton, as compensation 
in full for loss of certain bulbs, as authorized by chapter 
thirty-four of the resolves of the present year, the sum of 
one hundred and fifty dollars. 

For the town of Peru for educational purposes, as au- 
thorized by chapter thirty-five of the resolves of the present 
year, the sum of fi\'e hundred forty-five dollars and ninety- 
five cents. 

For Thomas E. Fallon of Medford for compensation due 
in the year nineteen hundred and seventeen for an injury 
received by him, as authorized by chapter thirty-seven of 
the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding eight 
hundred dollars. 

For the purpose of completing the work of filling the flats 
in Lynn harbor and of protecting and surfacing the north- 
eastern shore of Lynn harbor, to be paid out of the Metro- 
politan Parks Maintenance Fund, as authorized by chapter 
one hundred and nineteen of the General Acts of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance for the register of probate and 
insolvency for the county of Plampden, as authorized by 
chapter one hundred and twenty-three of the General Acts 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding five hundred and 
fifty dollars, the same to be in addition to any amounts 
heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For the Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, 
as authorized by chapter forty-one of the resolves of the 
present year, the sum of forty-five thousand dollars. 

For the New England Industrial School for Deaf Mutes, 
upon the approval of the board of education, as authorized 
by chapter forty-two of the resolves of the present year, the 
sum of thirty-five hundred dollars. 

For the benefit of INIary O'Brien of Boston, to be paid to 
her or to a guardian appointed for the purpose, as authorized 
by chapter forty-six of the resolves of the present year, the 
sum of one thousand dollars. 

For replacing the stand of colors of the department of 
Massachusetts, Grand Army of the Republic, as authorized 
by chapter forty-eight of the resolves of the present 3'ear, 
the sum of two hundred and fiftv dollars. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 322. 345 

For Harry C. Parker of Concord to reimburse him in full p^^rkerof 
for expenses and oblig'ations incurred on account of certain concoru. 
injuries, as authorized by cliapter fifty of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding five hundred dolhirs. 

For Romeo E. Allen of Shrewsbury in reimbursement for Romeo e. 
the payment to secure an option on a certain farm, as au- Shrewsbury. 
thorized by chapter fifty-one of the resolves of the present 
year, the sum of one hundred dollars. 

For the investigation by the state department of health of „" drainfng°" 
the feasibility and probable cost of draining and improving '^^ ^^^^^^'^ 
the low and marsh land along the lower reaches of Neponset "ver, etc. 
river and the shores of Quincy bay, as authorized by chapter 
fifty-two of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For the payment of expenses that may be incurred by Reproduction 
the secretary of the commonwealth in connection with the setts Archives." 
reproduction of the manuscript collection designated "Mas- 
sachusetts Archives", as authorized by chapter two hundred 
and sixty-four of the Special Acts of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For the expense of advertising hearings of the committees Advertising 

p j1 ^ , J • 1 !• e • committee 

of the present general court, mcludmg expense or preparmg hearings of 
and mailing advertisements to the various newspapers, a ^*^""'' *^°" • 
sum not exceeding two thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amounts heretofore appropriated for this 
purpose. 

For printing and binding the annual report of the board oAreep^ubi^c 
of free public library commissioners, the sum of twenty-five m'^sswners"'" 
dollars and eighty-three cents, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For the compensation and expenses of the special recess Recess 

• coinniittGG 

committee on social insurance appointed in the year nine- on social in- 
teen hundred and sixteen, the sum of three hundred thirty- 
four dollars and twenty-six cents, the same to be in addition 
to any amounts heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For an annuity to Lemuel D. Burr and Anna Burr, as o^"""^'?; 
authorized by chapter twenty of the resolves of the present Burr, 
year, the sum of one hundred dollars, the same being in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for this 
purpose. 

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

Approved May 9, 1917. 



346 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 323, 324. 



[1915, 380, Spec] 

Chap.S2S An Act to extend the time for the operation of 

CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAW RELATRTI TO THE BOSTON 
AND MAINE RAILROAD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

The prescribed time within which the special powers 
granted by the first seven sections of chapter three hundred 
and eighty of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and fifteen may be exercised, which has heretofore been 
extended b}'' the public service commission to the first day 
of July nineteen hundred and seventeen, is hereby further 
extended to the first day of July nineteen hundred and 
nineteen. The powers contained in section ten of said special 
act may be exercised at any time prior to the first day of 
January nineteen hundred and twenty. 

Approved May 9, 1917. 



Time extended 
for operation 
of certain pro- 
visions of law 
relative to 
the Boston 
and Maine 
railroad. 



Chav.S24: An Act increasing the amount that may be expended 

FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT THE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL 
FOR BOYS. 



1916, 137 (R), 
amended. 



Amount 
increased for 
certain im- 
provements 
at industrial 
school for boys. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



of 



Section 1. Chapter one hundred and thirty-seven 
the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and sixteen is 
hereby amended by striking out the word "seventy-two", 
in the eighth and ninth lines, and inserting in place thereof 
the word : — seventy-six, — so as to read as follows : — 
Resolved, That a sum not exceeding ninety-two thousand 
seven hundred dollars be paid out of the treasury of the com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, to be expended under 
the direction of the trustees of Massachusetts training 
schools, at the industrial school for boys, for the following 
purposes : — For completing the construction of the central 
building, so as to provide a chapel, school rooms, and central 
offices, and for equipment, a sum not exceeding seventy-six 
thousand seven hundred dollars; and for a water system, a 
sum not exceeding sixteen thousand dollars. 

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

Approved May 14, 1917. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 325, 326. 347 



An Act to provide for making certain changes and Qjid^p 325 

ALTEIL\TIONS IN THE STATE HOUSE EXTENSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The state house commission is hereby au- state house 
thorized to expend a sum not exceeding twenty-four thou- may make 
sand dollars, to be paid out of the ordinary revenue, in changes, etc., 
making such changes and alterations in the state house exte^nsfon""^^ 
extension as it may deem necessary, in accordance with a 
statement containing its recommendations filed with the 
joint committee on state house and libraries of the general 
court. 

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

Approved May I4, 1917. 



An Act to incorporate the westfield river railway 

COMPANY. 



C/iap.326 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Leonard F. Hardy, John S. Searle, Edmond mverRiiiway 
Gareau, Milton S. Howes, Arlin V. Stevens, Charles H. £?rSed. 
Hathaway, Charles A. Bisbee, Sumner M. Pittsinger, Arlin 
T. Cole, Frederick T. Evans, Frank W. Bates and Charles 
F. Bates, their associates and successors, are hereby' made 
a corporation, for the conveyance of passengers and property, 
by the name of Westfield River Railway Company, with 
all the powers and privileges and subject to all the liabilities 
set forth in all general laws now or hereafter in force relating 
to steam or street railway companies, except as otherwise, 
provided herein, and with such other powers and privileges 
as are granted hereby. 

Section 2. Said company may locate, construct, main- May operate 
tain and operate its railway, with a single or double track, towns. 
in the manner provided by law, upon such streets, highways, 
and state roads, and in part upon private lands, in the towns 
of Huntington, Chesterfield, Worthington and Cummington, 
as may be from time to time designated by the public service 
commission, but no location which is within the area covered 
by the investigations of the commission on waterways and 
public lands under the provisions of chapter one hundred 
and thirteen of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred 
and fifteen shall be so designated by the public service 



348 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 326. 



May generate, 
use, sell, etc., 
electricity. 



General laws 
to apply to 
proceedings 
for fixing 
route, etc. 



May acquire, 
etc., real 
estate. 



Capital stock. 



May issue 
bonds. 



commission except upon the approval of the commission on 
waterways and public lands. 

Section 3. Said company may maintain and operate its 
railway by electric power, or by any other system of motive 
power which shall be approved by the public service com- 
mission, may generate, manufacture, use and transmit 
electricit^y for its own purposes, may erect and maintain 
poles, trolley, feed and other wires, and other convenient 
devices and appliances for conducting electricity in, over 
and under any streets, bridges and public ways in any 
town wherein it may be authorized by the selectmen so to 
do, and upon and over any private land, with the consent 
of the owners thereof, and may sell electricity to, or purchase 
it from, any other street railway company or electric light 
company-, and, subject to the provisions of sections one 
hundred and fifty-six and one hundred and fifty-seven of 
chapter seven hundred and forty-two of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and fourteen, may sell electricity to 
any of the towns herein named for the purpose of furnishing 
light for municipal use or for the use of the inhabitants 
thereof, in accordance with existing law. 

Section 4. The proceedings for the fixing of the route 
and location of said railway for that part of the route outside 
of highways, and for the taking of private property and for 
the determination and payment of damages therefor, shall 
be the same as those prescribed by general laws. 

Section 5. Said company may acquire by purchase or 
lease, and may hold, all real estate and water power neces- 
sary or convenient for operating its power stations by water 
power, and for other uses incident to the proper mainte- 
nance and operation of its railway, and for the purpose of 
furnishing motive power for its own use, or for the purpose 
of furnishing light, heat or motive power as herein pro- 
vided. 

Section 6. The capital stock of the said company shall 
not exceed one hundred and eighty-two thousand dollars, 
but may be increased from time to time, in accordance 
with law. 

Section 7. Said company, in order to meet the expenses 
incurred under this act, may, subject to the approval of 
the public service commission as required by law, issue from 
time to time, by vote of a majority in interest of its stock- 
holders, coupon or registered bonds, and secure the same by 
a mortgage or mortgages of the whole or parts of the fran- 
chise, railway and other property of the company. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 327. 349 

Section 8. Said company is hereby authorized to carry May carry on 
the United States mail, to carry on an express business and friighf "" 
to act as a common carrier of goods and merchandise, as •'"s""®^- ^*^- 
freight, subject to the provisions of hiw relating to common 
carriers. 

Section 9. Any town in which any part of said raihvay Certain towns 
shall be located by the selectmen thereof, in accordance for "stock and 
with law, may subscribe for, take and hold, shares of stock 
or bonds of said company to the amount and in the manner 
prescribed by general law in relation to railroads and rail- 
road corporations, and for the purpose of this section said 
company shall be deemed and held to be a railroad corpora- 
tion. 

Section 10. The authority herein granted shall cease Authority to 
if no part of the proposed railway has been built and put 
in operation at the end of three years from the passage of 
this act. 

Section 11. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 14, 1917. 



[1900, 237; 1902, 233; 1908, 589; 1914, 494; 1916, 289, Spec.] 

An Act to exempt from taxation the pension and Chaj). 327 

ANNUITY FUNDS FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS IN 
THE CITY OF BOSTON, AND THE PENSIONS AND ANNUITIES 
PAID THEREFROM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The pension and annuity funds provided for Pension and 
the public school teachers in the city of Boston by chapter LTBos'tin"'^^ 
two hundred and thirty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen teicherl! et^!, 
hundred, and by chapter five hundred and eighty-nine of the taxSfoV'^''™ 
acts of the ;!>'ear nineteen hundred and eight, and all acts in 
amendment thereof, so far as the same are invested in 
personal property, and the pensions or annuities paid from 
said funds to the beneficiaries thereunder shall be exempt 
from taxation. The provisions of chapter two hundred and 
sixty-nine of the General Acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and sixteen shall not apply to the pension and annuity 
funds aforesaid, nor to the pensions or annuities paid there- 
from. 

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

Approved May I4, 1917. 



350 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 328, 329. 



C hap. d2S An Act relative to the relocation of certain piblic 

WAYS in the town OF NORTH READING NEAR THE NORTH 
READING STATE SANATORIUM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the coimty of 
Middlesex may, under the provisions of chapter forty-eight 
of the Revised Laws, and any amendments thereof, and with 
the approval of the trustees of hospitals for consumptives, 
relocate public ways in the town of North Reading adjoining 
or passing through any lands of the commonwealth used or 
appropriated for the North Reading sanatorium in said 
town, and may for this purpose take for such public ways 
lands belonging to the commonwealth. 

Section 2. The said county commissioners shall submit 
to the said trustees a plan and description of any public way 
thus relocated, and when the said trustees consent thereto 
in writing, the lands of the commonwealth included in the 
relocation shall become part of the public way. 

Section 3. No damages shall be paid to the common- 
wealth on account of lands thus taken, but in full com- 
pensation therefor the said county and town shall bear the 
expense of establishing the said relocations and of erecting 
permanent stone bounds to mark the lines of the ways thus 
relocated. 

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

Ayjproved May 14, 1917. 



County com- 
missioners of 
Middlesex 
county may 
relocate public 
ways in North 
Reading near 
the state 
sanatorium. 



To submit 
plans to 
trustees, etc. 



Damages, 
expense, etc. 



Chap.S29 An Act to authorize the city of boston to lay out 

AND CONSTRUCT STUART STREET FROM ELIOT STREET TO 
HUNTINGTON AVENUE AND TO RELOCATE AND CONSTRUCT 
ELIOT STREET FROM WASHINGTON STREET TO PLEASANT 
STREET. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may, by and through its 
board of street commissioners and with the approval of the 
mayor, lay out and construct, in the manner hereinafter 
provided, a highway or highways, or any part thereof, not 
exceeding eighty feet in width, from a point at or near the 
junction of Eliot street and Warrenton street south west- 
wardly across Columbus avenue to Berkeley street opposite 
Stuart street and from Dartmouth street opposite Stuart 



City of Boston 
may lay out 
and construct 
Stuart street, 
etc. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 329. 351 

street westwardly to a point at or near the junction of 
Irvington street and Huntington avenue. 

Tie city may also, by and through said board and with May relocate 
the aojjroval of the mayor, relocate and lay out Eliot street etc. 
from Washington street to Pleasant street by widening 
Eliot street on the southerly side thereof so that its width 
when .so widened and relocated shall not exceed eighty 
feet; and the city may, in the same manner, relocate and 
lay out Stuart street between Trinity place and Dartmouth 
street by the widening of Stuart street so that its width 
when so widened and relocated shall not exceed eighty feet. 

Section 2. The city of Boston may, for the purposes May take 
recited jn section one of this act, take in fee any or all of the on*and.^*'^'* 
following described parcels of land, or any part or parts 
thereof, with any buildings thereon: • — 

(a) A parcel on the southerly side of Eliot street, bounded 
northerly by Eliot street; easterly by Washington street; 
southerly by land now or formerly of Abraham Shuman; 
easterly again by said land now or formerly of Abraham 
Shuman; southerly again by Dore street; westerly by land 
now or formerly of William C. Codman, et al., trustees; 
southerly again by said last named land; and westerly 
again by Tremont street, containing twenty-eight thousand 
one hundred and thirty-five square feet more or less. 

(b) A parcel of land on the southerly side of Eliot street, 
bounded northerly by Eliot street; easterly by Tremont 
street; southerly by land now or formerly of Emeline A. 
Fowler; easterly again by the same; southerly again by 
land now or formerly of T. Harrington; westerly by land 
now or formerly of Hannah Bresnahan; southerly again by 
the same; and westerly again by Warrenton street, con- 
taining twenty-one thousand and seventeen square feet 
more or less. 

(c) A parcel of land bounded northerly by Eliot street; 
easterly by Warrenton street; southerly by land now or 
formerly of Frank H. Locke, et al.; westerly and southerly 
again by land of William D. Sohier, et al., trustees; and 
westerly again by Carver street, containing twenty-two 
thousand six hundred and seventy square feet more or less. 

(d) A parcel of land bounded northerly by Eliot street; 
easterly by Carver street; southerly by land now or formerly 
of L. Pastorelli, by land now or formerly of the Animal 
Rescue League and by land now or formerly of Frederick 
C. Bowditch; and westerly by Pleasant street, containing 



352 Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 329. 

Same subject, thirty-eight thousand four hundred and twenty-nine sqt^are 
feet more or less. / 

(e) A parcel of land bounded northerly by Tennjfson 
street; easterly by Pleasant street; southerly by Shawmut 
street; and westerly by Church street, containing thirty 
thousand six hundred and seventy-five square feet more or 
less. 

(f) A parcel of land bounded northerly by Tennyson 
street; easterly by Church street; southerly by Grenville 
place; and northwesterly by Columbus avenue, containing 
nineteen thousand nine hundred and ninetj'-six square feet 
more or less. 

(g) A parcel of land bounded southeasterly by Columbus 
avenue; southwesterly by land now or formerly of Frank 

B. Fay, et a!., trustees; northwesterly, northerly, and north- 
easterly by land of Amory Eliot, et al., trustees, containing 
fourteen thousand nine hundred and forty-six square feet 
more or less. 

(h) A parcel of land bounded northeasterly by Dart- 
mouth street; southeasterly by land now or formerly of 
Sadie Diamond; northeasterly again by land now or form- 
erly of said Diamond; southerly by the location of the 
Boston and Albany railroad to a point on said location 
about, but not less than, one hundred eighty feet distant 
from Huntington avenue as measured along the north- 
easterly line of said location; thence running in an easterly 
direction to a point being the southwest corner of the build- 
ing at present abutting on Oxford terrace, so-called, and 
numbered five and six Oxford terrace, this last described 
course to be a part of the northerly line of the highway pro- 
vided for by section one of this act; thence running along 
the southwesterly line of said building now numbered five 
and six Oxford terrace and the northeasterly line of Oxford 
terrace to land now or formerly of Edward Peirce and Leslie 

C. Wead, trustees; thence running in a northeasterly direc- 
tion and bounded northwesterly by said land now or form- 
erly of Peirce and Wead, trustees, and land now or formerly 
of Wheaton Kittredge, et al., trustees, to land now or form- 
erly of Herbert L. Burrell heirs, this last described course 
being a straight line; thence running in a southeasterly 
direction and bounded northeasterly by said land now or 
formerly of said Burrell heirs to land now or formerly of 
F. W. Hunt, et al.; thence running in an easterly or north- 
easterly direction and bounded northwesterly again by said 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 329. 353 

land now or formerly of said Burrell heirs to Dartmoiitli 
street, containing fifty-one thousand five hundred and 
sixty-five square feet more or less. 

Section 3. After so much of the land and other prop- Mayspii 
erty so taken, in accordance with sections one and two of onJTn'd''^'^ 
this act, has been appropriated for the said highways or *"'^®°' 
streets or widening thereof as is needed therefor, the city of 
Boston may sell the remainder or any part thereof for value, 
with or without suitable restrictions. 

Section 4. The said widening, relocation and con- certain laws 
struction and the assessment of betterments therefor shall wid.fmng.'etc. 
be made in accordance with the provisions of chapter three 
hundred and ninety-three of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and six, as amended by chapter five hundred and 
thirty-six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen. 

Section 5. The treasurer of the city of Boston, to pay Bond issues, 
the expenses incurred under the provisions of this act, shall interest. 
from time to time, issue and sell serial bonds of the city to 
an amount not exceeding four million dollars and at an 
interest rate not exceeding four and one half per cent, and 
shall hold the proceeds of said bonds in the treasury of the 
city and pay therefrom the expenses as aforesaid. Said 
bonds shall not be reckoned in determining the statutory 
indebtedness of the city. 

Section 6. The proceeds of all land and property sold Application 

oi procoGcls 

and of all Jbetterments levied and collected shall, in the first sale of land', 
instance, be applied to the payment of the principal and 
interest of bonds issued under this act, and any excess of 
such proceeds over and above the amount necessary there- 
for may be paid into sinking funds established for the pay- 
ment of debt incurred outside the limit of indebtedness. 

Section 7. Before taking more of any or all of the city to 
parcels of land hereinbefore described than is needed for the ^r^mlnts!" 
actual laying out, constructing or relocating of said high- 
ways and streets and the widening thereof, the city shall 
enter into such agreements or take such guaranties or bonds 
as it may deem advisable providing in the aggregate for the 
reimbursement to the city, either by sales of land or other 
property taken or otherwise, for the estimated cost, in no 
case exceeding the actual cost, to the city of the land and 
property taken and of laying out, constructing and relocating 
and widening said highways and streets, less the amount 
of any and all estimated betterments which the city may 



etc. 



354 



Special Acts, 1917. 



Certificate to 
be recorded. 



Limitation on 
takings, etc. 



Recording of 
certificate to 
be evidence of 
compliance, 
etc. 



Unconstitu- 
tionality of 
certain sections 
not to affect 
remainder. 

To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



assess on account thereof. A certificate signed and ac- 
knowledged by the city clerk that such agreements have 
been entered into or that such bonds or guaranties have been 
taken, and recorded in the registry of deeds for the county 
of Suffolk shall be sufficient evidence of the compliance by 
the city with the provisions of this section. 

Section 8. If the city, for the purposes of this act, takes 
any of the parcels of land hereinbefore described only to the 
extent necessary to provide for the actual laying out, con- 
structing or relocating of parts of said highways and streets, 
and the widening thereof, the power given by this act to 
take any of said parcels of land only to such necessary extent 
shall cease to be exercised if and when the awards of damages 
made by the board of street commissioners of the city upon 
such takings amount in the aggregate to two hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars. The purpose of this provision is to 
limit the probable expense to the city to two hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars on account of takings other than those 
made by virtue of the authority given by this act to take 
land in excess of the amount actually needed for street pur- 
poses. A certificate signed and acknowledged bj^ the secre- 
tary of the board of street commissioners that such takings 
have not been made in excess of the amount hereinbefore 
specified, and recorded in the registry of deeds for the county 
of Suffolk, shall be sufficient evidence of the compliance by 
the city with the provisions of this section. 

Section 9. If any part, subdivision or section of this 
act shall be declared unconstitutional the validity of the 
remaining parts of this act shall not be affected thereby. 

Section 10. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the mayor and the city council of the city of Boston 
within one year after its passage. 

Apijwved May 14, 1917. 



Chap.^SO An Act relative to appropriations made for the 

SALARIES AND EXPENSES OF THE BOARDS OF REGISTRA- 
TION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follmvs: 

Section 1. Appropriations made for salaries and ex- 



Availability 
of certain 
appropria- 
tions made 
for salaries, 
etc., of boards 
of registration. 



penses of the board of registration in optometry, of the 
board of registration in embalming, and of the board of regis- 
tration of nurses, for the current year, shall be respectively 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 331, 332. 355 

available for the purposes specified up to the several amounts 
paid into the treasury of the commonwealth during the 
fiscal year nineteen himdred and sixteen, by said boards as 
receipts, notwithstanding any provision in chapters fifty, 
eighty-four and one hundred and seventy-six of the Special 
Acts of the present year. 

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

Approved May 16, 1917. 

An Act to authorize the city of quincy to pay C/iap.331 

CERTAIN BILLS CONTRACTED BY CITY OFFICIALS IN EXCESS 
OF APPROPRIATIONS AND TO INCUR INDEBTEDNESS THERE- 
FOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1. The city of Quincy is hereby authorized to city of Quincy 
expend a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars for the certain wiis 
pa^Tuent of bills incurred by its officers and departments, in dty*officlais,^ 
excess of their respective appropriations, prior to January ^^^' 
first, nineteen hundred and seventeen. To provide the 
necessary funds therefor, the city may borrow on notes of 
the city payable in the years nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen, nineteen hundred and eighteen and nineteen hundred 
and nineteen; but the amount of said notes payable in any 
year shall not be greater than the amount payable in any 
preceding year. 

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

Approved May 16, 1917. 

An Act to authorize the city of newton to take land (7/ia».332 

FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Newton, by vote of the board of NewtSLmay 
aldermen, with the approval of the mayor, may take in fee ^''^^ '^hfi/'*'^ 
by gift, purchase, or by right of eminent domain, any land 
within the limits of the city, not appropriated to public uses, 
for a site for a city hall and, from time to time, for the en- 
largement of any lot taken or used for the said purpose; but 
no land shall be taken by right of eminent domain if the lot 
will thereby exceed three acres in area. The vote shall con- 
tain a description sufficient for identification of the land so 
taken. 



356 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 333. 



Description of 
land, etc., to 
be recorded. 



Damages, how 
determined. 



Section 2. The mayor, within sixty days after the pas- 
sage of a vote to take land by eminent domain, shall sign and 
cause to be recorded in the registry of deeds for the southern 
district of the country of Middlesex, a statement that the city 
takes the land, reciting the description aforesaid, and the 
purpose for which the land is taken, and upon such record- 
ing, the land so described shall be deemed to be taken in 
fee by the city; but no registered land shall be deemed to 
have been taken until the provisions of section eighty-nine 
of chapter one hundred and twenty-eight of the Revised 
Laws have been complied with. 

Section 3. The board of aldermen, with the approval of 
the mayor, may agree with any person sustaining dam.ages to 
his property by such taking, and the city shall pay the same, 
but, if they are unable to agree, the damages shall, on pe- 
tition of either party, filed in the superior court within two 
years after the date of the recording of the statement afore- 
said, be determined by a jury in the manner provided for 
determining damages sustained by the taking of land for 
highways. 

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

AjjprGved May 16, 1917. 



Chap. ^33 An Act validating the locations granted by the town 
OF winchendon for the electric lines of the win- 

CHENDON electric LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY. 

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 Winchendon Electric Light and Power Company in 
the town of Winchendon, upon, along, over and under the 
public ways and places of said town, and the poles, piers, 
abutments, conduits and other fixtures necessary to sustain 
or protect the wires of said lines and now in actual use, are 
hereby made lawful notwithstanding the lack of any valid 
locations granted to the said company therefor, or any in- 
formality in the proceedings of the town or town officers 
relative to their location and erection. 

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

Approved May 16, 1917. 



Locations 
granted 
Winchendon 
Electric Light 
. and Power 
Company 
validated. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 334, 335. 357 



An Act making appropriations for the compensation Chap.SM 

AND expenses OF THE MINIMUM WAGE COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Minimum 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- commission, 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the compensation and S"'"'"" 
expenses of the minimum wage commission, during the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hun- 
dred and seventeen, to wit : — 

For the salaries and expenses of the commissioners, a sum Commission- 
not exceeding twenty-three hundred dollars. 

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

For necessary clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding clerical 

, 1 . , /-. 1 1 Till assistance. 

thirty-hve hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of agents and investigators, a sum not ex- Agents. 
ceeding four thousand dollars. 

For the compensation and expenses of wage boards, a sum Wage boards. 
not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For travelling and contingent expenses, including printing '^^'''^''j^^'^^g^g 
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 May 16, 1.917. 



[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; 1916, 342, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the boston transit commission Chav.S^d 
TO make such alterations in the tremont street 

SUBWAY AT ADAMS SQUARE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON AS 
WILL ENABLE THE BAY STATE STREET RAILWAY COMPANY 
TO ESTABLISH A TERMINAL AT SAID SQUARE. 

Be it enacted., etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Boston transit commission is hereby Boston transit 
authorized, upon request of the Boston Elevated Railway mS^cimn'^es 
Company, to make such changes and alterations in the gq^re'irf 
Tremont street subway in the vicinity of Adams square as ^^wa'^to*'^^* 
will adapt the Adams square station for use by the Bay l^^^^'^P^^t 
State Street Railway Company as its terminal in the city of Railway Com- 
Boston, and the cost of such changes or alterations shall be Esh terminal. 



358 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 336. 



Payment to 
Boston Ele- 
vated Railway 
Company. 



added to the cost of the Tremont street subway upon which 
the rentals shall be computed and be paid for in the same 
manner as the original cost of the subway. 

Section 2. In case the Bay State Street Railway Com- 
pany establishes its terminal at Adams square, it shall pay 
to the Boston Elevated Railway Company as assignee of the 
West End Street Railway Company four and one half per 
cent per annum upon the cost of the changes and alterations 
made by the Boston transit commission under authority 
hereof, in addition to such other compensation as may be 
agreed upon based upon the provisions of the present con- 
tract between the Bay State Street Railway Company and 
the Boston Elevated Railway Company. 

Approved May 16, 1917. 

[1917, 344, Spec] 



C/iap. 336 An Act in further addition to the several acts 

MAKING appropriations FOR SUNDRY MISCELLANEOUS 
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 common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, unless otherwise specified, 
to wit: — 

For payments to certain state employees who served in the 
national guard on the Mexican border, as authorized by 
chapter forty-three of the resoh es of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding forty-two hundred and fifty dollars. 

For an investigation of the subject of protecting the 
Mystic lakes in the city of Medford and towns of Arlington 
and Winchester, as authorized by chapter forty-five of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars, to be assessed upon the cities and towns of the 
metropolitan parks district. 

For a new storehouse and bath room at the state prison, 
as authorized by chapter fifty-four of 'the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars, 
to be paid from the receipts from the State Prison Indus- 
tries Fund. 

For providing for platform scales at the state prison, as 
authorized by chapter fifty-five of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding three hundred and fifty dollars, 
to be paid from the State Prison Industries Fund. 



Appropria- 
tions, sundry 
miscellaneous 
expenses. 



State employ- 
ees serving 
on Mexican 
border. 



Investigation 
of protection of 
Mystic lakes. 



Storehouse 
and bath room 
at state prison. 



Platform 
scales. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 336. 359 

For an investigation relative to the sewage discharged ^"^p^,*^!^^'''" 
into Boston harbor, as authorized by chapter fifty-six of the discharged 

" -^ . . "^ „ I into lioston 

resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding nve thou- harbor. 
sand dollars, to be met by assessments of one third each upon 
the cities and towns of the north sewerage system, of the 
south sewerage system, and of the city of Boston. 

For certain impro\'ements at the state arsenal and camp improvements 
ground at Framingham, as authorized by chapter fifty-seven campground"* 
of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding ^^"^ arsenal. 
seventeen thousand dollars. 

For reimbursement of certain state employees at the state Employees 
infirmary, as authorized by chapter fifty-eight of the re- fnfirmary. 
solves of the present year, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
and sLxty-seven dollars and eighty cents. 

For an investigation of the necessity of giving instruction investigation 
to prisoners in houses of correction in certain counties, as of i"nsTructing 
authorized by chapter fifty-nine of the resolves of the present l^l^^^^ p"^" 
year, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For the maintenance of the New Bedford textile school, NewBedford 

1 1111 ic •• textile school. 

the sum of thirty thousand dollars; and tor certain im- 
provements at said school, the sum of nine thousand three 
hundred and ten dollars; both sums to be paid to the trus- 
tees of the said school subject to the conditions of chapter 
seventy-four of the resolves of the present year. 

For the maintenance of The Bradford Durfee Textile py^^j^g ^ixtiie 
School of Fall River, the sum of thirty thousand dollars, to School of Fail 
be paid to the trustees of said school subject to the con- 
ditions of chapter seventy-five of the resolves of the present 
year. 

For salaries and expenses in the production of antitoxin Production 
and vaccine lymph, and other specific materials, as author- and vaccine 
ized by chapter one hundred and ninety of the General Acts ^y^^^- 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding forty-five hundred 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose. 

For the maintenance of the reformatory for women, a sum Reformatory 
not exceeding four thousand dollars, the same to be in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose. 

Of the appropriations made by chapter forty-four of the state forester. 
Special Acts of the present year, to be expended under the 
direction of the state forester, the following adjustments and 
transfers are hereby made : — For clerical and other office 
assistance, a sum not exceeding sixty-nine hundred dollars; 
for travelling expenses necessarily incurred by the state 



360 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 336. 



Same subject. 



Unexpended 
balance for 
examination 
of salaries, 
etc., made 
available. 



Clerical 
assistance 
for treasurer 
and receiver 
general. 



Drainage 
surveys. 



Clerical 
assistance for 
register of 
probate and 
insolvency in 
Middlesex 
county. 



Employment 
of prisoners in 
reclaiming 
land. 



City of Revere 
for use of its 
sewerage 
system. 



forester and his secretary, and for office supplies and inci- 
dental expenses, including the printing and binding of the 
annual report, a sum not exceeding fifty-one hundred dollars. 
Of these two sums ten thousand dollars shall be taken from 
the appropriation for the suppression of gypsy moths, and 
two thousand dollars from the appropriation for incidental 
and contingent expenses of the state forester as provided in 
said chapter forty-four. 

Any unexpended balance remaining on November thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, from the appropriation of 
ten thousand dollars, made by chapter two hundred and ten 
of the Special Acts of the present year, for expert and tempo- 
rary services in making an examination of salaries and other 
compensation, shall be available for use in the fiscal year 
nineteen hundred and eighteen, notwithstanding any pro- 
visions of said chapter two hundred and ten. 

For clerical assistance and such other expenses as may be 
necessary, to be expended and approved by the treasurer and 
receiver general, to enable him to administer the provisions 
of chapter two hundred and eleven of the General Acts of 
the present year, providing state pay for soldiers in the 
volunteer service of the United States, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars. 

For expenditures for drainage surveys, as authorized by, 
and subject to the approval of, the joint board provided for 
by chapter two hundred and twelve of the General Acts of 
the present year, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance for the register of probate and in- 
solvency in the county of Middlesex, as provided by chapter 
ninety-five of the General Acts of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding two thousand dollars, the same to be in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose. 

For the services of guards and purchase of equipment 
necessary for the employment of prisoners in reclaiming and 
cultivating land, as authorized by chapter one hundred and 
twenty-nine of the General Acts of the present year, to be 
expended with the approval of the director of the bureau of 
prisons, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars. 

For compensation to the city of Revere for the use of its 
sewerage system by the metropolitan park commission, as 
authorized by chapter one hundred and seventy-seven of the 
General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars, to be paid, upon the approval of the metro- 
politan park commission, from the INIetropolitan Parks 
Maintenance Fund. 



vatioii. 



chiropodists 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 387. 361 

For the publication of information relative to the national onnf'orma't.on 
flag, the great seal, coat-of-arms and flag of the common- na«onai*^fla" 
wealtli, as authorized by chapter one hundred and eighty- etc. 
one of the General Acts of the present year, to be expended 
upon the approval of the secretar,>' of the commonwealth, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For enlarging the Mount Tom state reservation, as au- Enlarging 
thorized by chapter one hundred and ninety-five of the s^aterel?-'" 
General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars, payments to be made with the approval 
of the Mount Tom state reservation commission. 

For salaries and expenses necessarily incurred in ad- Registration of 
mmistermg the law relative to the registration of chiropo- 
dists, the expenses to be approved by the board of registra- 
tion in medicine, as authorized by chapter two hundred and 
two of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 

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

Approved May IS, 1917. 



[1916, 363, Spec.} 

An Act rel.\tive to the disposition of sewage from fhrtj, qq? 

THE W^ORCESTER STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter three hundred and P/^^^^'^nfJj 
sixty-three of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and sixteen is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"hospital", in the third line, the words: ^ — subject to the 
approval of the commission on mental diseases, by strik- 
ing out all after the word "purposes", in the tenth line, 
down to and including the word "dollars", in the fifteenth 
line, and inserting in place thereof the Vv^ords:^ — In con- 
structing the said system of sew^erage the said trustees, 
subject to the approval of the commission on mental diseases, 
may expend a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars; and 
by adding at the end thereof the words : — Said city shall 
not enter upon, construct or lay any conduits, pipes or other 
works within the location of a 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, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 1. Upon the acceptance by the city Disposition 
of Worcester of the provisions of this act, as hereinafter FromMi? 



362 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 338. 



Worcester 
state hospital. 



Proviso. 



Penalty. 



provided, the trustees of the Worcester state hospital, sub- 
ject to the approval of the commission on mental diseases, 
shall construct a system of sewerage connecting said hos- 
pital with the system 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, railwa\', highway or other way, in such 
manner as not unnecessarily- to obstruct the same, and may 
do any other thing necessary and proper for said purposes. 
In constructing the said system of sewerage the said trus- 
tees, subject to the approval of the commission on mental 
diseases, may expend a sum not exceeding nine thousand 
dollars: jiroijided, however, that no such connection between 
the said hospital and the Worcester system of sewerage shall 
be made unless the state department of health, after mak- 
ing a thorough investigation of the sewerage conditions of 
the Blackstone river and the conditions 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. Said city shall 
not enter upon, construct or lay any conduits, pipes or 
other works within the location of a 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 2. Violation of any provision of this act shall be 
punished by fine or imprisonment at the discretion of the 
court. Approved May 18, 1917. 



Chap.33S An Act to authorize the park commissioners of the 

TOWN OF ARLINGTON TO CONVEY CERTAIN LANDS TO THE 
CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS OF SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Park commis- Section 1. The park commissioners of the town of 
Arlington may Arlington are hereby authorized to convey to the cemetery 

convey certain 
lands to 
cemetery 
commissioners. 



commissioners of that town, for cemetery purposes, such 
parts of Meadow Brook park as may be designated by the 
town. 

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

Approved May 21, 1917. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 339, 340. 363 



An Act to ratify a vote op" the town of weymoutii (Jfiaj) 339 

MAKING PROVISION FOR THE WIDOW AND CHILDREN OF 
THE L-\TE PATRICK BUTLER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The vote passed by the town of Weymouth Certain vote 
at its annual meeting on the fifth day of March in the Weymou°h 
current >'ear appropriating the sum of four thousand dollars "^^^^ ^ 
for the widow and children of the late Patrick Butler, who 
on April fifteenth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, sustained 
fatal injuries while in the conscientious discharge of his 
duties as chief of police, is hereby confirmed and ratified. 
The said amount shall be payable at the rate of ten dollars a 
week for four hundred weeks from April fifteen, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. Section two of chapter eighty-six of the Repeal. 
Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and seventeen is 
hereby repealed. 

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

Ayproved May 21, 1917. 

[1849,89; 1850,184; 1852,182; 1854,16; 1856, 159; 1859, 213; 1861,107; 1864,109; 1867,95; 
1868,308,345; 1870,147,209; 1875,63; 1883,27; 1886,83,253; 1890,110,435; 1891,132, 
338; 1892,261,369; 1893,313,378; 1894,247; 1895,265; 1896, 318; 1900,151, 367; 1904, 
76; 1905,217; 1906,112; 1909,178,372; 1910,602; 1914,135.] 

An Act to revise the charter of the city of lyt»<^n. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the city of Lynn shall charter of 
continue to be a body corporate and politic, under the name Lynn revised. 
of the City of Lynn, 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 provided 
for herein or by statute or otherwise pertaining to cities as 
municipal corporations. In addition to the powers enu- 
merated above it shall have the power to own, buy, erect, 
maintain, lease and regulate wharves and docks, and charge 
wharfage and dockage. 

Section 2. The territory of the city shall continue to be Number of 
divided into seven wards, which shall retain their present remain*^even. 
boundaries until the same shall be changed in accordance 
with general law, but the number of wards shall never be 
less than seven. 

Section 3. The chief executive officer of the city shall ^f^-^:?'"' , 

, «' election, etc. 

be a mayor, elected by and from the qualified voters of the 



C/iap.340 



364 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 340. 



City council, 
election, etc. 



President 
and clerk. 



Powers, etc., 
of mayor and 
city council, 
how exercised. 



Preliminary 
election for 
nominating 
candidates, 
etc. 



No other 
names to 
appear on 
official ballot. 



city, for the term of two years from the first Monday of 
January following his election and until his successor is 
elected and qualified, except as is provided in section fifty- 
seven. 

Section 4. The legislative powers of the city shall be 
vested in a city council, composed of eleven members, four 
of whom shall be elected at large by and from the qualified 
voters of the whole city, and seven from the several wards, 
to wit, one by and from the qualified voters of each ward. 
At the city election next after the acceptance of this act the 
two councillors elected at large who stand highest in respect 
to the number of votes cast at such election shall serve for 
two years, and the two next highest, for one year, from the 
first Monday of the following January. At said election, 
of the councillors elected from the several wards, four shall 
serve for one year, and three for two years, from said first 
Monday, as determined by lot drawn by the city clerk. At 
each annual election thereafter their respective successors 
shall be elected to serve for two years. A councillor shall, 
in all cases, serve until the election and qualification of his 
successor, except as is provided in section fifty-seven. The 
city council shall annually from its membership elect a 
president. Its clerk shall be the city clerk. 

Section 5. The mayor and city council shall, except as 
is otherwise provided herein, have and exercise such powers 
and authority as are vested in mayors and city councils by 
the general laws of the commonwealth. 

Section 6. On the third Tuesday preceding every annual 
election at which any office mentioned in this act is to be 
filled, except as is otherwise provided in section fourteen, 
there shall be held a preliminary election for the purpose of 
nominating candidates therefor. No special election for 
mayor or any other officer shall be held until after the ex- 
piration of forty days from the calling of a preliminary 
election, except as is otherwise provided herein. At every 
annual, preliminary and special election the polls shall be 
opened at forty-five minutes past five o'clock in the fore- 
noon, and shall remain open until four o'clock in the after- 
noon, and the laws of the commonwealth relative to annual 
city elections shall apply thereto, except as is otherwise 
specifically provided herein. 

Section 7. Except as is otherwise provided herein, there 
shall not be printed on the official ballot to be used at any 
annual or special election the name of any person as a candi- 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 340. 365 

date for any office unless such person has been nominated 
as such at a prehminary election for nomination, held as 
provided herein. There shall not be printed on the official 
ballot for use at such preliminary election the name of any 
candidate for nomination at such preliminary election, unless 
he shall have filed, v>'ithin the time limited by section eight, 
the statement therein described. 

Sectiox 8. Any person who is qualified to vote for a who may be 

T , , n ^ 1 .. • • I iy 1 1 • candidates. 

candidate tor any elective municipal office, and who is a 
candidate for nomination thereto, shall be entitled to have 
his name as such candidate printed on the official ballot to 
be used at a preliminary election: provided, that at least ten Proviso. 
days prior to such 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, qualified to vote for a 
candidate for the said office. Said statement and petition 
shall be in substantially the following form: — 

Statement of Candidate. 

I, ( ), on oath declare that I reside at fttt^m°ent 

(number if any) on (name of street) in the city of Lynn; of candidate. 
that I am a voter therein, qualified to vote for a candidate 
for the hereinafter mentioned office; that I am a candidate 
for the office of (name of office) for (state the term) to be 
voted for at the preliminary election to be held on Tuesday, 
the day of , 

nineteen hundred and , and I re- 

quest that my name be printed as such candidate on the 
official ballot for use at said preliminary election. 

(Signed) 
Commonwealth 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 Accompanying Statement of Candidate. 

Whereas (name of candidate) is a candidate for nomina- Petition ac- 
tion for the office of (state the office) for (state the term), Sncfidate-^^ 
v»-e the undersigned, voters of the city of Lynn, duly qualified statement. 
to vote for a candidate for said office, do hereby request 



366 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 340. 



Acceptance 
and oath not 
required. 



Women may 
vote for school 
committee. 



Proviso. 



Names of 
candidates 
to be posted. 



that the name of said (name of candidate) as a candidate for 
nomination for said office be printed on the official ballot 
to be used at the preliminary election to be held on the 
Tuesday of , nineteen 

hundred and 

We further state that 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 
the said petition shall be necessary to its validity or its filing, 
and the petition, which may be on one or more papers, need 
not be sworn to. 

Section 9. Women qualified to vote for school com- 
mittee may be candidates for nomination to membership 
therein at any preliminary election at which candidates 
therefor are to be nominated: provided, that they file the 
above described statement and accompanying petition, and 
at such preliminary election may vote for candidates for 
said committee, but for no others. 

Section 10. On the first day, other than Sunday or a 
legal holiday, following the expiration of the time for filing 
the above described statement and petition, 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 qualified as candidates for nomination, 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 which shall contain said names, in their 
order as dra-\\Ti by the clerk, and no others, with a designa- 
tion of residence, and of the office and term of service, to be 
printed, and the ballots so printed shall be official and no 
others shall be used at the preliminary election. In drawings 
for position on the ballot the candidates shall have an oppor- 
tunity to be present in person or by one representative. 
Blank spaces shall be left at the end of each list of candi- 
dates 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 such ballots such directions as will 
aid the voter, as, for example: "vote for one", "vote for 
two", and the like, and the ballots shall be headed as fol- 
lows: — 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 340. 367 



Official Preliminary Ballot. 

Candidates for nomination for the offices of ( 

) in the citv of Lvnn. At a preliminary election to be official 

1111 ' ' J £ ^ • x1 preliminary 

held on the day or in the year baiiot. 

nineteen hundred and 

(The heading shall be varied in accordance with the offices 
for which nominations are to be made.) 

There shall also be a special ballot printed for the use of 
women qualified to vote for members of the school com- 
mittee, and headed as follows : — 

Official Preliminary Ballot for Women. 

Candidates for nomination for members of school com- official 
mittee of the city of Lynn. At a preliminary election held Saiion^^ 
on the ' ' day of ^ in the year ^™'^«'^- 

nineteen hundred and 

Then shall follow a reproduction of so much of the regular 
ballot as relates to the school committee. 

Section 11. No ballot used at any preliminary, special ^7itfg°[ 
or annual election shall have printed thereon, or appended designations 
to the name of any candidate, any party or other political 
designation or mark, or anything showing how any candi- 
date was nominated, or indicating his views or opinions. 

Section 12. The election officers shall, immediately upon Counting of 
the closing of the polls at preliminary elections, count the canvass of 
ballots and ascertain the number of votes cast in the several ^®*"'''^^' ''*'^- 
voting places for each candidate, and forthwith make return 
thereof upon blanks to be furnished, as in annual elections, 
to the city clerk who shall canvass said returns and shall 
forthwith determine the result thereof, publish the same in 
one or more newspapers published in the city, and post the 
same in a conspicuous place in the city hall. 

Section 13. The two persons receiving at a preliminary Nominations, 
election the highest number of votes for nomination for an nSnecL °'^' 
office shall be the sole candidates for that office whose names 
may be printed on the official ballot to be used at the annual 
or special election at which such office is to be filled, and no 
acceptance of a nomination at a preliminary election shall 
be necessary to its validity. 

If two or more persons are to be elected to the same office what candi- 

j. 1 1 • 1 1 J.* j.1. 1 • dates' names 

at such annual or special election the several persons in are to be 
number equal to twice the number so to be elected receiving offic^nsaUot. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 340. 



Tie vote. 



When less than 
required 
number of 
statements 
have been 
filed. 



Mayor and 
councillors- 
elect to be 
sworn. 



at such preliminary 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 sole 
candidates for that office whose names may be printed on 
the official ballot. 

If the preliminary election results in a tie vote among 
candidates for nomination receiving the lowest number of 
votes, which, but for said tie vote, would entitle a person 
receiving the same to have his name printed upon the official 
ballot for the election, all candidates participating in said 
tie vote shall have their names printed upon the official 
ballot, although in consequence there be printed thereon 
candidates to a number exceeding twice the number to be 
elected. 

Section 14. If at the expiration of the time for filing 
statements of candidates to be voted for at any preliminary 
election not more than twice as many such statements have 
been filed with the city clerk- for the office of mayor, coun- 
cillor at large, or school committee as are to be elected to 
said offices respectively, the candidates whose statements 
have thus been filed shall be deemed to have been nominated 
to said offices respectively, and their names shall be used at 
such annual or special election, and the city clerk shall not 
print said names upon the ballot to be used at said pre- 
liminary election, and no other nomination to said offices 
shall be made. And if in an}' ward, at the expiration of the 
time for filing statements of candidates to be voted for at 
any preliminary election, not more than twice as many 
such statements have been filed with the city clerk for the 
office of councillor from such ward as are to be elected, the 
candidates whose statements have thus been filed shall be 
deemed to have been nominated, and their names shall be 
printed on the official ballot to be used at such annual or 
special election, and the city clerk shall not print said names 
upon the ballot to be used at said preliminary election, and 
no other nominations to said offices shall be made. And if 
it shall appear that no names are to be printed upon the 
official ballot to be used at any preliminary election in any 
ward or wards of the city, no preliminary election shall be 
held in any such ward or wards. 

Section 15. On the first Monday in January in each 
year, the mayor-elect and the councillors-elect shall meet 
and be sworn to the faithful discharge of their respective 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 340. 369 

duties. The oath may be administered by the city clerk or 
by any justice of the peace, and a certificate thereof shall 
be entered on the journal of the city council. At any subse- 
quent meeting of the council, the oath may be administered 
to the mayor or to any councillor not in attendance at the 
initial meeting. 

Section 1G. I. A majority of the council shall constitute Quorum. 
a quorum, and the affirmative vote of a majority of all the 
members of the council shall be necessary to adopt any 
motion, order, resolution or ordinance, except a motion to 
adjourn, except as is otherwise provided herein. 

II. Special meetings shall be called in the manner, and Special 

111 1 • ij r>ii T •\^ • meetings. 

held at the tune and place nxed by ordmance. iSotice 
stating the time and place of the meeting, and, in substance, 
the matters then to be considered shall be given each coun- 
cillor by service in hand, or by leaving the same at his last 
and usual place of abode, not less than six hours before the 
time fixed therefor. 

Section 17. The mayor shall receive in full compensa- Salaries. 
tion for all services to the city such salary, not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars a year, as the city council by 
ordinance shall determine, which shall not be increased or 
diminished during the term for which he is elected. The 
council may, by yea and nay vote, establish a salary for its 
members, not exceeding five hundred dollars a year, which 
shall not be increased or diminished to take efi'ect during the 
current municipal year. 

Section 18. All appropriations or loans shall be made in Appropriations 
accordance with the provisions of chapter seven hundred and ^""^ '°^"^' 
nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thir- 
teen and the amendments thereof. The vote of the city 
council thereon shall be taken by yeas and nays. All meet- Council 
ings of the council shall be public' ' ^u^^L"^" *° '"' 

Section 19. Neither the mayor nor any member of the officials not to 
city council shall, during the term for which he is elected, offices*etc. 
hold any other office or position the salary or compensation 
for which is payable from the city treasury; nor shall he 
act as counsel or attorney before the city council or any 
committee thereof, or before any board or department of the 
city. 

Section 20. There shall be the following administrative Administrative 
ofl^cers who shall exercise the powers and discharge the °®'*'"^- 
duties respectively conferred or imposed by law upon such 



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To be elected 
by city council. 



Commissioner 
of public 



health. 



Board of 
assessors. 



Board of 
overseers of 
the poor. 



officers, and in addition thereto, such further appropriate 
powers and duties, not inconsistent with general law, as the 
city council may prescribe. 

1. A city clerk. 

2. A city treasurer. 

3. A city auditor. 

4. A city solicitor. 

5. A collector of taxes w^ho shall also be city collector. 

6. A city engineer. 

7. A superintendent of buildings, who shall be inspector 
of buildings within the meaning of existing laws. 

8. A superintendent of streets and sewers. 

9. A commissioner of water supply. 

10. A city electrician. 

Each of the officers above mentioned shall be elected by 
the city council, as soon as may be after the first day of 
March, for the term of three years, beginning on the first 
day of April following. 

11. A commissioner of public health to be appointed by 
the mayor subject to confirmation by the city council for 
the term of three years at a compensation to be fixed by 
ordinance. He shall be a physician of good standing, licensed 
to practice medicine in this commonwealth. Said com- 
missioner shall have supervision and control of the city 
chemist, inspectors of milk, the veterinary inspector and the 
health inspectors, with power to make such rules and regu- 
lations relative thereto, not inconsistent with statute or 
ordinance, as he deems advisable, subject, however, to the 
approval of the city council. He shall have and exercise all 
the powers and duties conferred or imposed by general law 
upon boards of health. 

12. A board of assessors consisting of three members, who 
shall be elected by the city council as soon as may be after 
the first Monday of February, for terms, beginning as of 
February fu'st, of one, two and three years respectively, and 
thereafter their successors shall be elected for terms of three 
years. The assessors shall appoint from the qualified voters, 
and may prescribe the duties of, and remove at pleasure, 
one or more assistant assessors. 

13. A board of overseers of the poor consisting of the 
mayor, who shall be chairman, and four members to be ap- 
pointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the city 
council, two for the term of one year, one for the term of 
two years, and one for the term of three years, and there- 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 340. 371 

after their successors shall be appointed for the term of 
three years. 

14. A board of sinking fund commissioners consisting of ^Xing^fund 
three members to be appointed by the mayor, subject to commissioners, 
confirmation by the city council, for terms of one, two and 

three years respectively, and thereafter their successors shall 
be appointed for the term of three years. 

15. A board of cemetery commissioners consisting of seven Board of 
members to be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirma- commissioners. 
tion by the city council, from the lot owners of any ceme- 
tery subject to its supervision, three for the term of one year, 

two for the term of two years and two for the term of three 
years, and thereafter their successors shall be appointed for 
the term of three years. Said commission shall have full 
charge and supervision of all cemeteries owned or controlled 
by the city, and shall select and have charge of its officers 
and employees. The city council may by ordinance make 
such changes in the number of commissioners, date of elec- 
tion or otherwise, as may be necessary to comply with the 
terms of the conveyance by the Pine Grove Cemetery Cor- 
poration to the city of Lynn dated January second, eighteen 
hundred and fifty-four, and may make the ordinance appli- 
cable to all cemeteries owned or controlled by the city. 

IG. A board of park commissioners consisting of five Board of park 
members to be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirma- '^'^™^^*°'^^"- 
tion by the city council, one for the term of one year, two 
for the term of two years, and two for the term of three 
years, and thereafter their successors shall be appointed for 
three years. 

17. The city council shall, by ordinance, provide for the Public library 
administration of the public library by trustees to be ap- 
pointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the city 
council. 

18. The city council shall establish and maintain a police Police 
department to be under the supervision of the mayor, who ^^p'''*™®'^*- 
shall appoint the chief and all subordinate ranking officers, 
patrolmen and reserve and special officers, whereof the 
number and designation shall be determined by ordinance. 

19. The city council shall establish and maintain a fire Firedepart- 
department and provide by ordinance for the organization °'^°*' 
and government thereof. All appointments therein shall be 

made by the mayor. 

Section 21. All officers appointed or elected, shall, j£.^« of 
except as is otherwise provided, be appointed or elected as 



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Commission 
on ways and 
drainage. 



Opening of 

streets. 



Commission 
to report 
recommenda- 
tions. 



soon as may be after the first day of March, for the terms 
stated and until their respective successors have qualified; 
and their terms of office, except as is otherwise provided, 
shall begin as of April first, but no compensation shall be 
allowed or paid for any period prior to qualification. And if 
the date of the qualification of any officer falls on a legal 
holiday the same shall occur on the next secular day, except 
as is otherwise provided. 

Section 22. The mayor, city engineer, superintendent of 
streets and sewers, commissioner of water supply, and one 
member to be elected by and from the city council, shall 
constitute a commission on ways and drainage, of which the 
mayor shall be chairman. Said commission shall have cog- 
nizance and general direction and control of the construction, 
repair, care, sprinkling and lighting of streets, ways and 
sidewalks, and of all wires in or over the same, and of all 
shade and ornamental trees growing therein; of the con- 
struction, alteration, repair and care of main drains, com- 
mon sewers and catch basins; of the construction, altera- 
tion, repair, care and maintenance of public bridges, and 
the laying of water pipes; the collection of ashes and waste 
and of house ofFal; the care, superintendence and manage- 
ment of the public grounds, except the common, and public 
parks and playgrounds, and of such grounds as are appurte- 
nant to buildings in charge of other departments, as is pro- 
vided elsewhere herein. The said commission shall, except 
as otherwise pro^'ided herein, be exclusively vested with the 
powers, and shall be subject to the liabilities and penalties 
conferred or imposed by law on surveyors of highways. No 
person, department of the city or corporation, except in case 
of emergency, shall dig up or open for any purpose any 
public street or way in said city without first obtaining per- 
mission in wTiting from said commission. 

All persons, firms, corporations, departments or others 
opening a street with the permission of said commission, shall 
restore the street to its former condition to the satisfaction 
of said commission, which otherwise shall make such restora- 
tion at the expense of the delinquent person, firm, corpora- 
tion, department or others who made such opening, and said 
commission may require a bond or other security for the 
performance of any contract relative thereto. 

The said commission shall annually, not later than the 
second Monday in January, prepare and fiu'nish to the city 
council a complete and detailed report containing its recom- 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 340. 373 

mendations relative to general highway and sewer improve- 
ments in the city for the current fiscal year, which shall also 
include its recommendations as to the acceptance, laying 
out and construction of streets and general sidewalk im- 
provements, its recommendations as to the location, installa- 
tion and construction of new sewers during the said fiscal 
year, all of which shall be accompanied by estimates of costs 
and outline plans of the proposed work. The recommenda- 
tions for sidewalk and street and sewer construction shall be 
accompanied by specific data as to the material to be used 
and the method of construction. Said report shall include 
also all plans for the installation of new water pipes or 
mains, other than house connections, in any streets or ways 
in said city during the said fiscal year, and for that purpose 
the water commissioner shall furnish the said commission 
with the necessary information upon which to base so much 
of the report as relates to water pipes or mains. All petitions Certain peti- 
and orders not reported by said commission for the laying sl^liVret be 
out and acceptance of streets, the construction of sidewalks city'^uncu 
and sewer construction, shall in the first instance be referred ^j^^^™" 
by the city council to said commission, which shall return 
the same to the city council with its recommendations 
thereon, not later than one month from the time of reference, 
unless the time is extended by the city council upon the 
written request of said commission stating sufficient cause 
therefor. If in any such report the commission shall recom- 
mend new construction work or the taking of land within the 
fiscal year in which the report is made, estimates of cost 
shall be included therein. 

Section 23. There shall be a committee on finance, con- committee on 
sisting of the mayor, the president and one other member of ^'^*'^'^- 
the city council, to be elected by the members thereof. 

Section 24. The school committee shall consist of the school 
mayor, who shall be chairman, and six members elected at "'°^™'"^^- 
large. At the first annual election after the acceptance of 
this act the two candidates who receive the highest number 
of votes, shall serve for terms of three years, the two re- 
ceiving the next highest number for terms of two years, and 
the two receiving the next highest number, for terms of one 
year, from the first Monday in January following, and until 
their respective successors are elected and qualified. 

Section 25. The school committee shall elect a superin- superintendent 
tendent of schools, and may, subject to the civil service laws "^ ''''"^^'' ^*''- 
and regulations, appoint, suspend or remove at pleasure such 



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School 

committeeman 
to hold no 
other office. 



May make 
repairs, etc. 



School 

building 

sites. 



School 
committee 
meetings to be 
public, except. 



Vacancies. 



Reports to be 
made by 
commission on 



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, subject to the provisions of chapter seven 
hundred and fourteen of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and fourteen. 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 vice chairman, 
whose duty it shall be to preside in the absence of the mayor. 

Section 26. The school committee, in addition to the 
powers and duties conferred and imposed by law on school 
committees, shall have power to provide, when they are 
necessary, temporary accommodations for school purposes, 
to make all repairs, the expenditures for which are made 
from the regular appropriation for the school department, 
except as is otherwise provided herein, or by statute, shall 
have the control of all school buildings and of the grounds 
connected therewith, and may make all reasonable rules and 
regulations, not inconsistent with any laws of the common- 
wealth, for the management of the public schools of the city 
and for conducting the business of the committee. 

Section 27. No site for a school building shall be ac- 
quired or designated, no plans for the construction or altera- 
tion of a school building shall be accepted, or work thereon 
begun, and no furnishings or equipment shall be purchased 
or installed, by the city, without first having obtained in 
each case the approval of the school committee signified by 
order. 

Section 28. All meetings of the school committee shall 
be public, except that, when it is so requested by not less 
than four members, any designated meeting shall be private. 
A majority thereof shall constitute a quorum. The vote on 
any particular measure shall be by yea and nay, when it is 
so requested by not less than two members. 

Section 29. Vacancies in the school committee shall be 
filled until the next annual election by joint convention of 
the city council and school committee, presided over by the 
mayor, if present. 

Section 30. No ordinance, order, resolution or vote 
relative to any matter within the supervision or control of 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 340. 375 

the commission on ways and drainage as provided in section J'^J^'"^.'^ 
twenty-two, except an order adopted 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, shall be 
passed until the council has received from said commission, 
in response to a written request of the council, a written 
report and recommendation, with reasons, relative to the 
advisability thereof, from the standpoint of the public 
interest, which shall be furnished not later than the regular 
meeting of the city council next after the expiration of ten 
days from the date of the receipt of said request, unless 
further time is allowed by vote of the city council. The 
record of adoption of any ordinance, order, resolution or 
vote relative to any such matter by the city council shall 
contain said report, which shall be transmitted therewith 
to the mayor as hereinbefore provided. If said report is 
adverse no vote to pass the same shall be taken within less 
than seven days after its receipt. 

Section 31. Every order, ordinance, resolution or vote orders, 
adopted or passed by the city council, involving the expendi- etc'^uTi^^' 
ture of money, shall be presented to the mayor for his ap- thl'mlyon^ 
proval. If he approves it, he shall sign it; if he disapproves 
it, he shall return it, with his objections thereto in writing, 
to the city council, which shall enter his objections at large 
on its records, and again consider it, and the same shall be 
deemed approved and be in force if it is not returned by the 
mayor, as herein provided, within ten days after it was pre- 
sented to him. If the city council, notwithstanding such 
disapproval by the mayor, shall again pass the order, ordi- 
nance, resolution or vote by a two thirds yea and nay vote 
of all the members, it shall then be in force, but the vote 
thereon shall not be taken before ten days, nor after thirty 
days, from the date of its return to the city council. 

Section 32. The city council shall require the city Certain 
treasurer, the collector of taxes, the city auditor and any furnish bonds, 
other municipal officers intrusted with the receipt, care or 
disbursement of money, to give bond, with such surety or 
sureties as it shall deem adequate, for the faithful discharge 
of their respective duties. 

Section 33. The city council mav at any time request information 

„ ^, .;; . p .' "■ .. , from depart- 

trom the mayor specmc miormation on any municipal ments. 



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Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 340. 



Emergency 
ordinances. 



" Emergency 
measure", 
term defined. 



Granting of 
franchise, etc. 
how made. 



Amendment 
of ordinances. 



Time required 
for passage. 



Publication of 
ordinances, etc. 



matter within its jurisdiction, and the mayor may personally, 
or through the head of a department or a member of a 
board, respond to the same, but without obligation to answer 
questions relating to any other matter. The mayor may at 
any time attend and address the city council in person or 
through the head of a department or a member of a board, 
upon any subject relating to the affairs of the city or of its 
inhabitants. 

Section 34. No ordinance shall be passed finally on the 
date of its introduction except in cases of special emergency 
involving the health or safet}' of the people or affecting their 
property or property rights. 

No ordinance shall be regarded as an emergency measure 
unless the emergency is defined and declared in a preamble 
thereto separately voted on and adjudged so to be by the 
affirmative vote of two thirds of the members of the city 
council. 

No ordinance making a grant, renewal or extension, what- 
ever its kind or nature, of any franchise or special privilege 
shall be passed as an emergency measure, and except as is 
provided 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 
fourteen and acts in amendment thereof and in addition 
thereto, no such grant, renewal or extension shall be made 
otherwise than by ordinance. 

Section 35. No ordinance or part thereof shall be 
amended or annulled except by another ordinance adopted 
in accordance with the provisions of this act. 

Section 36. Except as is provided in section thirty-four, 
no ordinance, order or resolution shall be passed through all 
its stages of legislation at one session, nor within seven days 
after it is first presented to the city council. 

Section 37. Every proposed ordinance or loan order, 
except emergency measures as hereinbefore defined, shall, 
at least seven 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, 
be published once, as amended and completed, provided 
that an emergency ordinance may be passed as hereinbefore 
provided and shall take effect upon its passage, and shall be 
published in the manner above specified as soon as is practi- 
cable. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 340. 377 

In case there is a general revision of the ordinances and ^a^'Jpubhca- 
the same are published hv the citv in pamphlet form or *,'.°n "'ay,b«. . 
otherwise, the newspaper publication may be dispensed 
with. 

Section 38. It shall be unlawful for the mayor or any cenain officials 
member of the city council or school committee, or for any o^sh^reTn'^ 
officer or employee of the city receiving compensation from withThe^city ' 
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 con- 
tract, unless immediately upon learning of the existence or 
proposal of the contract, he shall notify in writing, as the 
case may be, the mayor, city council or school committee 
of the nature and extent of his interest therein, and shall 
abstain from doing any act, official or otherwise, on behalf 
of the city in relation 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, Proviso. 
however, that when a contractor with the city is a corpora- 
tion or a voluntary stock association, the ownership of less 
than five per cent of the stock or shares actually issued shall 
not be considered as involving an interest in the contract 
within the meaning of this section, and such ownership shall 
not 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, otherwise than by signing the same in his official 
capacity. 

This provision shall not apply to officers who are officers Not to apply 
or directors of banks or trust companies, chartered under the ^^""^E^rg 
laws of the United States or of the commonwealth, in respect 
to dealings between the city and such banks or trust com- 
panies: provided, however, that not more than twenty-five Proviso. 
per cent of the total deposits of the city shall be placed in 
any bank or trust company wherein a city officer is an officer 
or director, nor at a rate of interest less than the maximmn 
rate of interest allowed for similar deposits of the city by 
any other bank or trust company, Vvithout express authority 
from the city council approved by the mayor. 

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 



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Certain 
contracts to 
be open to 
bids, except. 



Split contract 
prohibited. 

Mayor to 
approve cer- 
tain contracts. 



Taking of 
land for 
municipal 
purjjoses. 



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 39. No contract for construction work, repairs 
or for the purchase of apparatus, supplies or materials, the 
estimated cost of which amounts to or exceeds five hundred 
dollars, except in cases of special emergency involving the 
health or safety of the people, or the safety of their prop- 
erty, shall be awarded unless proposals therefor shall have 
been invited by advertisement once a week for at least two 
consecutive weeks in at least one newspaper published in the 
city, the last publication to be at least one week before the 
time specified for the opening of the proposals. Such ad- 
vertisements shall state the time and place where plans and 
specifications of the proposed work or supplies may be had, 
and the time and place for opening the proposals all of which 
shall be opened in public in answer to said advertisements, 
and shall reserve to the city the right to reject any or all 
proposals. No bill or contract shall be split or divided for 
the purpose of evading' any provision of this act. 

Section 40. All contracts made by any department, 
board or commission in which the amount involved is five 
hundred dollars or more, or contracts involving less than 
five hundred dollars when required by ordinance 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 afiixed 
thereto. Any party to a contract made as aforesaid may be 
required to furnish a bond, with sureties satisfactory to the 
board or ofiicial executing the same, or secm'ed by a deposit 
of money, certified check or other secm'ity, conditioned on 
the faithful performance of the contract, and such bond or 
other security shall be deposited with the city treasurer 
until the contract has in all respects been performed; and 
no such contract shall be altered except by a written agree- 
ment of the contractor, the sureties on his bond, and the 
officer, department or board making the contract, with the 
approval of the mayor affixed thereto. 

Section 41. The mayor and 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 pu!)lic use. Whenever the price proposed to be paid for a 
lot of land for any municipal purpose is more than twenty- 
five per cent higher than its average assessed valuation 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 340. 379 

during the previous three years, the land shall not be pur- 
chased, 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 appropriation by loan or other- 
wise for the general purpose for which the land is needed 
shall have been made by the mayor and city council, by a 
two thirds vote of all its members; nor shall a price be 
paid in excess of the appropriation, unless a larger sum is 
awarded by a court of competent jurisdiction. All pro- 
ceedings in the taking of land shall be under the advice of the 
law department, which shall keep a record thereof. 

Section 42. The mayor, with the approval of a ma- Mayor may 
jority of the members of the city council, may remove any officer^. "'''^ '*'" 
head of a department or member of a board or other officer 
or employee, before the expiration of his term of office, except 
members of the school committee. But such removal shall Hearing. 
not take effect until such officer or employee has been given 
a hearing by the city council, at which he shall have the 
right to be represented by counsel, and seven days prior to 
which, he shall be furnished in writing with the reasons for 
his removal. 

Section 43. The city council shall establish by ordinance salaries. 
the salary or compensation of every administrative officer, 
not otherwise herein provided for, but after the first mu- 
nicipal year following the acceptance of this act no ordi- 
nance changing any such salary or compensation shall take 
effect until the municipal year succeeding that in which the 
ordinance is passed. And no ordinance increasing directly 
or indirectly the salary, wages or compensation of any 
official or employee of the city shall be valid unless the same 
shall be finally passed at least four calendar months next 
prior to the commencement of the fiscal year. 

Section 44. The removal of a member of the city Member of 
council elected from a ward, to another ward of the city may reniove 
shall not disqualify him from discharging the duties of his ^°ard°*''^'^ 
office for the remainder of his term. 

Section 45. All official bonds, recognizances, obliga- obligations. 
tions, contracts, and all other instruments entered into or ^"onti'nul*''" 
executed by or to the city of Lynn before this act takes 
effect, and all taxes, special assessments, fines, penalties 
and forfeitures incurred or imposed, due or owing to the 
city, shall be enforced and collected, and all writs, prosecu- 
tions, actions and causes of action, except as is otherwise 



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Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 340. 



Civil service 
laws not to 
apply to 
certain ap- 
pointees. 



Vacancy in 
office of 
mayor. 



"Acting 
mayor." 



Additional 
boards may 
be established. 



Administrative 
officers to be 
sworn, etc. 



provided herein, shall continue without abatement and re- 
main unaffected by this act; and no legal act done by or 
in favor of the city shall be rendered invalid by the accept- 
ance of this act. 

Section 46. The civil service laws shall not apply to the 
appointment of the mayor's secretaries or to 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 47. If a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor 
or in the city council prior to the last six months of the 
term in question, the citj^ council shall order an election to 
fill the same for the unexpired term; and if a vacancy occurs 
in the office of mayor during the last six months of his term, 
the president of the city council shall succeed thereto for 
the remainder of the term. If the mayor is absent or tempo- 
rarily 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, and shall have no power to make perma- 
nent appointments. If the president is absent or unable to 
serve, the city council shall elect an acting maj'or. 

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 48. The city council may from time to time, 
subject to the provisions of this act and in accordance with 
the general laws, establish and determine the tenure, and 
the powers and duties of, additional boards and other offices 
for municipal purposes, and may, subject to the provisions 
of section forty-three, fix their compensation by ordinance, 
and may consolidate or abolish any board or office so es- 
tablished. 

Section 49. All administrative officers shall be sworn to 
the faithful discharge of their respective duties, and cer- 
tificates of their oaths shall be filed in the office of the city 
clerk. All administrative boards and officers shall keep a 
record of their official transactions, which shall be open to 
public inspection. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 340. 381 



Initiative. 

Section 50. A petition meeting the requirements here- initiative 
inafter specified and requesting the city council to pass an 
ordinance, resokition, 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, shall be termed an initiative 
petition, and shall be acted upon as hereinafter provided. 
The term "measure" as hereinafter employed shall be taken "Measure", 
to mean "ordinance", "resolution", " order", " or vote", as '^"^ 
used in this section. 

Section 51. Signatures to initiative petitions need not signatures 

-^ . . to initiative 

all appear on one paper. All such papers pertammg to any petitions. 
one measure shall be fastened together and shall be filed in 
the office of the city clerk as one instrument, with the en- 
dorsement 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- Certificate of 
trars of voters shall ascertain by what number of registered ^l^rs^'^''" 
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 
their examination. 

The city clerk shall forthwith transmit the said certificate City clerk's 
with the said petition to the city council or to the school rewipt^of^ 
committee, as the case may be, and at the same time shall p®*^'^'°°- 
send a copy of the certificate to one or more of the persons 
designated on the petition as having filed the same. 

Section 52. If any initiative petition be signed by regis- Action by city 
tered voters equal in number, except as is otherwise provided ^hw? °'^ 
in this act, to at least forty per cent of the whole number of *»'^™i"'^- 
registered voters, the city council or the school committee, 
as the case may be, shall, within twenty days after the date 
of the said certificate of the registrars to that effect, either : — 

1. Pass said measure, without alteration, subject to the 
referendum vote provided for by this act, or, 



382 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 340. 



Special 
election. 



Proviso. 



Ballot to 
state nature 
of measure. 



When city 
council or 
school com- 
mittee do not 
act. 



Submission 
to voters. 



2, The city council shall call a special election to be held 
on a Tuesday fixed by it not less than thirty nor more than 
fort^'-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 
such election: provided, however, that if any city election is 
otherwise to occur within ninety days after the date of said 
certificate the city council may, in its discretion, omit calling 
the special election and submit the proposed measure to the 
voters at such approaching election. 

The ballot used in voting upon any measure shall state 
the nature thereof in terms sufficient to disclose its sub- 
stance. 

Section 53. If an initiative petition be signed by regis- 
tered voters equal in number to at least twenty-five 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 committee, as the case may be, as 
provided in the preceding section, then such proposed meas- 
ure, 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; and if under the provisions of this 
and the preceding section, it shall be approved by at least 
one third of the whole number of registered voters, and by 
a majority of the qualified voters voting thereon such pro- 
posed measure shall become law and shall take effect thirty 
days after the said election. 



Referendum 
petition. 



Referendum. 

Section 54. If within five days after the final passage of 
any measure, except an emergency measure, by the city 
council or the school committee, a notice of intention to file 
a referendum petition, as hereinafter provided, signed by 
not less than one hundred registered voters is filed with the 
city clerk, and if, within twenty days after the final passage of 
any such measure, a petition signed by registered voters of 
the city, equal in number to at least fifteen per cent of the 
total number of registered voters, including any who have 
signed the original petition only, 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 
operation thereof shall thereupon be suspended; and the 
city council or the school committee, as the case may be, 



SpEaAL Acts, 1917. — Chap. 340. 383 

shall immediately reconsider such measure or part thereof; 
and if such measiffe or part thereof be not entirely annulled, 
repealed or rescinded, or the part objected to eliminated by 
amendment, the city council shall submit the same by the 
method herein provided, to a vote of the qualified voters of 
the city, either at the next regular city election, or at a 
special election which may, in its discretion, be called for 
the purpose, and such measure or part thereof shall 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, and unless it receives the affirmative vote of at 
least a third of the whole number of registered voters. 

The petition provided for by this section shall be termed '^erm defined. 
a referendum petition. 

The procedure in respect to the referendum petition shall Procedure. 
be the same, so far as it may be applicable, as that provided 
by the foregoing sections relating to initiative petitions, 
except that the words "measure or part thereof protested 
against" shall for this purpose be understood to replace the 
word "measure" wherever it may occur in said section, and 
that the word "referendum" shall be understood to replace 
the word "initiative" in said sections. 

Section 55. For the purposes of this act, the number of women voters, 
registered women voters shall be counted in fixing the shall be 
requisite number of signatures for initiative and referendum ^"° ^ 
petitions as to measures affecting the public schools, and in 
respect to the same they shall have the right to vote and to 
sign initiative and referendum petitions. But the number 
of such women voters shall not be counted in fixing the 
number of signatures necessary as to petitions relating to 
other than school matters. 

Section 56. If two or more proposed measures passed Measures with 

, , . . n- • • • 1 conflicting 

at the same election contam connictmg provisions, that one provisions. 
of the measures which received the highest number of affirma- 
tive votes shall take effect, and the other, to the extent of 
the inconsistency, shall be void. 

Recall. 

Section 57. The holder of any elective office may be Recaii. 
removed at any time by the registered voters in accordance 
with the following procedure : — A petition signed by a 
number of such voters equal to at least twenty-five per 
cent of the number of registered voters participating in 



384 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 340. 



Petition to 
give general 
statement of 
grounds of 
removal, etc. 



Certificate of 
city clerk. 



Supplementary 
signatures. 



New certificate 
from city clerk. 



Special 
election to 
be called. 



the last preceding annual election, demarding the election 
of a successor to the person sought to be removed, shall 
be filed in the office of the city clerk. 

The petition shall contain a general statement of the 
grounds upon which the removal is sought. It need not 
be on one paper, but may consist of several distinct papers, 
each containing the said demand, and substantially upon the 
same grounds, and all papers containing the said demand 
and statement, which, in any one day, shall be filed in the 
office of the city clerk, shall be deemed parts of the same 
petition. Each signer shall add to his signature his place of 
residence, giving the street and number, if any. One signer 
of every such paper shall make oath, upon his information 
and belief, before a notary public, or a justice of the peace, 
that the statements therein made are true, and that each 
signature to the paper is genuine. 

Within ten days after the filing of such a petition, the city 
clerk, with the assistance of the registrars of voters, shall 
examine the petition to ascertain the numerical sufficiency 
of the signers, as above defined, and shall attach to the 
petition his certificate, stating the result of his examination. 

If, from the city clerk's certificate, the petition appears 
not to have been signed by the requisite number of voters, 
it may be .supplemented, within ten days after the date of 
such certificate, by other papers, signed and sworn to as 
aforesaid, and all such other papers, containing a like de- 
mand and statement, and signed and sworn to as aforesaid, 
shall be deemed supplemental to the original petition. 

The city clerk shall, within ten days after such supple- 
mentation, make a like examination of the amended pe- 
tition, and attach thereto a new certificate and if it appears 
from such new certificate that the petition is still numerically 
insufficient, it shall be returned to the person or persons 
who filed the same, without prejudice, however, to the filing 
of a new petition seeking a like object. 

If the petition as originally filed or as supplemented, shall 
be certified by the city clerk to be sufficient, he shall without 
delay present the same to the city council which shall call 
the election so demanded, fix a date and make or cause to 
be made all arrangements for holding the same, which shall 
not be less than sixty, nor more than seventy, days after 
the date of the presentation of the petition by the city 
clerk, Such election shall be held and conducted, returns 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 340. 385 

thereof made and the results thereof declared in all respects 
as in the case of other city elections. 
Anv person sought to be removed may be a candidate at Person sought 

* to DG rcmovsQ 

the said election, and, unless he requests otherwise in writing, may be can- 
the city clerk shall i)lace his name on the official ballot "^^^•^*'- 
without nomination. The person receiving the highest 
number of votes shall be declared elected. If some person 
other than the incumbent receives the highest number of 
votes, the incumbent shall thereupon be deemed to be re- 
moved from office, and such person shall succeed to the 
office for the remainder of the term. In case a person, other when ofSce 
than the incumbent, receiving the highest number of votes, be vTcTn^ '° 
shall fail to make oath before the city clerk or a justice of 
the peace, within thirty days after his election, faithfully to 
perform the duties of the office, the office shall be deemed 
vacant. If the incumbent receives the highest number of 
votes, he shall continue in office until the end of the term 
which he was serving at the time of such election, unless 
sooner removed therefrom by new and like proceedings. 
The name of no candidate other than the person sought to Names of 
be removed shall be printed on the official ballots to be used ^"'*"^'*^''^- 
at such election, unless such candidate be nominated as 
hereinbefore provided at a preliminary election: provided, Proviso, 
that if the person sought to be removed is a candidate, the 
person receiving the highest number of votes at the pre- 
liminary election shall be the only other candidate for said 
office, except in case of a tie vote as hereinbefore provided. 

Section 58. The passage or acceptance of this act shall Sns^'etT, 
not affect any rights accruing or accrued, or any penalty or "ggcted^ 
forfeiture incurred, or any suit, prosecution or other legal 
proceeding pending at the time when this act takes effect, 
wherein the city of Lynn is a party or in any way interested. 
All persons then holding office in said city shall continue to 
hold the same, notwithstanding the taking effect hereof, 
until the organization of the city government is effected, 
and until their successors have qualified. All laws, by-laws, 
ordinances, rules and regulations, general or special, re- 
lating to the city of Lynn, in force at the time of the taking 
effect of this act, shall, until altered, amended or repealed, 
continue in force in the city of Lynn, so far as the same are 
not inconsistent herewith. 

Section 59. Nothing in this act shall be construed in Act, how 
any way to affect or impair the provisions of chapter seven ""^*'""^'^- 



386 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 341, 



Terms defined. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters at the 
annual state 
election. 



No other 
similar 
question to 
appear upon 
ballot. 



hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and thirteen and acts in amendment thereof or addition 
thereto relating to municipal finance, or of chapter one 
hundred and seventy-eight of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and nine, as amended by chapter tv/o hundred and 
ninety of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, relating to appropriations for school purposes. 

Section 60. The words "officer", "officers", "adminis- 
trative officers", "ordinance", "registered voter", as used 
in this act shall have the same meaning as in chapter two 
hundred and sixty-seven of the General Acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, as defined by section one of 
Part I of said chapter. 

Section 61. This act shall be submitted to the qualified 
voters of said city at the annual state election in the year 
nineteen hundred and seventeen 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 seventeen, entitled 'An Act to revise the charter of the 
city of Lynn' be accepted?" And if a majority of the votes 
cast thereon are in the affirmative, the same shall thereupon 
take effect, but not otherwise. Section sixty-two and so 
much hereof as provides for its submission to the voters of 
said city shall take eft'ect upon its passage. 

Section 62. At the annual state election for the year 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, no question relating to the 
acceptance or adoption of a city charter for the city of Lynn, 
other than as provided by section sixty-one of this act shall 
be placed upon the ballot to be used at said election. 

Appromd May 22, 1917. 



Chap. 34:1 An Act to authorize the town of ludlow to con- 
struct AND maintain A SEWERAGE SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The town of Ludlow is hereby authorized to 
lay out, construct, maintain and operate a system or sys- 
tems 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 for the purpose of providing better sm-face 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 



Town of 
Ludlow may 
construct, etc., 
a sewerage 
system. 



sewer commis- 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 341. 387 

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 w^ater course within the 
town. 

Section 2. The town shall elect by ballot, at an annual f°^lf°^^ 
to^^^^ meeting, or at a special town meeting duly called for sioners 
the purpose, a board of three sewer commissioners who shall 
be citizens of the town, to hold office, one until the expira- 
tion of one year, one until the expiration of two years, and 
one until the expiration of three years from the next suc- 
ceeding annual town meeting, or 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. A selectman or a member of the board of health 
may be a member of the board of sewer commissioners. 

Section 3. The board of sewer commissioners, acting in May purchase 
behalf of the town, shall have 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 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 : promded, however, that Proviso, 
the said board shall not take in fee any 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 the corporation, or, in case of failure 
to agree, as may be approved by the public service commis- 
sion. 

Section 4. Said board, in order to take in fee any lands. Description of 
water rights, rights of way or easements, shall cause to be bJ^recordeV" 
recorded in the registry of deeds for the county of Hampden, ^^■ 
a statement signed by a majority of the board containing a 
description thereof sufficiently specific for identification, 



388 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 341. 



Damages, how 
determined. 



Town may 
recover costs, 
etc. 



Payment of 
cost. 



Proviso. 



General law 
provisions 
may apply, 
etc. 



and declaring that the same are taken under authority of 
this act; and upon such recording, the title to the lands, 
water rights, rights of way or easements described in the 
statement shall vest in the town of Ludlow, v/liich shall pay 
all damages therefor and all other damages sustained by 
any person or corporation through any action of said board 
under this act, but no registered land, or interest therein, 
shall be deemed to have been taken until the provisions of 
chapter one hundred and twenty-eight of the Revised Laws 
have been complied with. 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 sus- 
tained by such person or corporation; otherwise the damages 
shall be assessed by a jmy in the superior court for said 
county upon petition of either party, in the manner pro- 
vided 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 5. Li 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 
petitioner a sum specified therein 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 towm shall by vote determine what pro- 
portion of the cost of said system or systems of sewerage and 
sewage disposal the town shall pay: provided, that it shall 
pay not less than one quarter nor more than two thirds of 
the whole cost. In providing for the payment of the remain- 
ing 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, an5 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 methods the 
remaining portion of said c?ost shall be provided for. In 
case it determines that such remaining portion shall be pro- 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 341. 389 

vided 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, the owners shall 
be assessed by the board of sewer commissioners their pro- 
portional parts, respectively, of such portion of said cost as 
the 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 Benefit to 
the said board shall determine the value of the special 
benefit to each of said estates from the said system or sys- 
tems 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 the owner known to the board of sewer commissioners, 
pay the sum so assessed to the collector of taxes of said 
town : proiided, that said board shall, on the written request Provisos. 
of any such owner made within the said three months, ap- 
portion his 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, 
together with the interest at six per cent per annum on all 
unpaid apportionments, 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 pa\Tnent, notwithstanding its 
prior apportionment, of any balance due, 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 shall receive the same and shall certify the pay- 
ment 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. 

Section 7. The town, for the purpose of paying the Town may 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under this act, 
may incur indebtedness in accordance with the provisions of 



390 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 341. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Receipts, 
how applied. 



Assessment to 
constitute a 
lien, etc. 



chapter seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen and all acts in amendment 
thereof and in addition thereto. 

Section 8. The town shall at the time of authorizing 
any loan under the provisions of section seven provide for 
the payment thereof in such annual payments as will ex- 
tinguish the same in accordance with the provisions of said 
section; 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 said loan is extinguished. 

Section 9. The receipts from sewer assessments and 
from payments made in lieu thereof, shall be applied to the 
payment of charges and expenses incident to the mainte- 
nance and operation of said system of sewerage or to the ex- 
tension thereof, except that any part of such receipts may 
be applied to the payment of interest upon notes or bonds 
issued hereunder, 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 tovv^n shall 
raise forthwith by taxation, in the same manner in which 
money is raised for other town purposes, the balance re- 
quired therefor. 

Section 10. Any assessment levied under the provisions 
of section six and anj^ charge made as aforesaid shall consti- 
tute a lien upon the estate which shall continue for two 
years after the certificate thereof is filed, and after the de- 
mand aforesaid is made, or, in case of apportionment, until 
the expiration of two years from the time when the last in- 
stalment is committed to the collector. 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 will be sufficient to 
discharge 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 mav be redeemed in the same manner 



Special Acts, 1917. -Chap. 341. 391 

as if sold for the non-i)ayi)icnt of taxes. Siicli assessments or Assessments, 
parts thereof may be eolleeted also by an action of contract 
in the name of the town of Ludlow against the owner of the 
estate, brought at any time within two years after the same 
become due. 

Section 11. Any person aggrieved by any such assess- Appeal t» 
ment may, at any time within three months after tlie service etc. 
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 a jury. 

Section 12. The board of sewer commissioners shall ^Jperin- 
annually appoint a clerk, and may appoint a superintendent ^^'^'^^ntj^jent 
of sewers, who shall not be a member of the board, and may etc. 
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 use of said sewer 
system, based on the benefits derived therefrom, as they 
shall deem proper. The compensation of the commissioners 
shall be fixed by the town. 

Section 13. All contracts made by tlie board of sewer contracts, iww 
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 Rules and 
prescribe rules and regulations for the connection of estates ''^suiations. 
and buildings with main drains and sewers, and for inspec- 
tion of the materials, the construction, alteration, and use of 
all connections and drains entering such main drains or 
sewers, and may prescribe penalties not exceeding 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 county of Hampden, and shall not take 
effect until such publication has been made. 

Section 15. No act shall be done under authority of the state depart- 

1 • . . J • J 1 1 • e 1 mcnt of nealth 

preceding sections, except m the making or surveys and to approve 
other preliminary investigations, until the plans for the said ^'^"^" 



392 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 342. 



Temporary 
committee 
may carry on 
construction, 
etc., until. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



system of sewerage have been approved by the state depart- 
ment 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 sewer- 
age shall be submitted for the approval of the state depart- 
ment of health. 

Section 16. 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 by a 
duly authorized committee of the town, but not longer than 
until the annual meeting next but one after the commence- 
ment of said work of construction. The committee shall 
serve without pay and shall have all the powers and au- 
thority given to the board of sewer commissioners in this 
act or by the general laws relating to boards of sewer com- 
missioners. 

Section 17. 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 the town voting thereon at a legal meeting 
called for the purpose. Approved May 22, 1917. 



Worcester 
Trust Com- 
pany may 
hold additional 
real estate. 



[1868,77; 1869,296; 1870,22; 1881,134; 1838,61; 1904,139.] 

Chay.2»42 An Act to authorize the Worcester trust company 

TO HOLD additional REAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1 . The Worcester Trust Company, incorporated 
as the Worcester Safe Deposit Company by chapter seventy- 
seven of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixty- 
eight, renamed by chapter two hundred and ninety-six of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and having 
a usual place of business in the city of Worcester, is hereby 
authorized, when its aggregate capital and surplus shall 
amount to not less than one million seven hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars, to hold real estate in the city of Worcester 
suitable for the transaction of its business, in value not ex- 
ceeding seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 

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

Approved May 23, 1917. 



Special Acts, 1'917. — Chap. 343. 393 



11883, 149; 1886, 204; 1890, 130; 1897, 242; 1898, 222; 1907, 439; 1913, 753.] 

An Act to authorize the town of hudson to make an Chap. 343 

ADDITIONAL WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Hudson for the purpose of ex- Town of 
tending and relaying its water mains, is hereby authorized makeTnaddi- 
to borrow an amoimt not exceeding twenty-five thousand j^^''' ^''"■^^'' 
dollars, in excess of the statutory limit of indebtedness, and 
to issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Town of Hudson Water Loan, Act of 1917; 
shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning not 
more than one year after the respective dates thereof, as will 
extinguish each loan within fifteen years from its date; and 
the amount of such annual payment in any year shall not 
be less than the amount of the principal of the loan payable 
in any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or 
notes shall constitute a separate loan. The said bonds or 
notes shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one 
half per cent per annum, payable semi-annually, and 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. 

Section 2. The tovm shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the pajnnent thereof in accord- 
ance with section one of this act, and when a vote to that 
eflFect 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 mterest as it 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid by the 
towTi, 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 or loans is extinguished. 

Section 3. This act shall take eft'ect upon its passage. 

Approved May 23, 1917. 



394 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 344. 



1916, 343 
(S). § 11. 
amended. 



[1917, 335. Spec.] 

Chap.S44: An Act extending the time for the acceptance of 

TERMS RELATIVE TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ADDI- 
TIONAL STATION IN THE BOYLSTON STREET SUBWAY IN 
THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eleven of chapter three hundred and 
forty-two of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and sixteen is hereby amended by striking out the word 
"three", in the twelfth line, and inserting in place thereof 
the word: — five, — and by striking out the word "July", 
in the twenty-sixth line, and inserting in place thereof the 
word : — September, — so as to read as follows : — 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 en- 
deavor 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 commis- 
sion and the company v.ithin nine months after the passage 
of this act, that fact shall be certified by the commission to 
the public service commission. The public service commis- 
sion shall, within five months thereafter, set a date for a 
hearing, and shall notify the city of Boston, the commission, 
and the company of the hearing. The public service com- 
mission, 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 reasonable 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. 

If the company shall not accept the terms so fixed on or 
before the first day of September, in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and seventeen, the public service commission shall 
certify that fact to the governor and comicil. 

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

Approved May 23, 1917. 



Commission 
and officers 
of company 
to meet for 
agreement 
upon terms of 
contract, etc. 



In case of 
disagreement, 
public service 
commission 
to make de- 
cision, etc. 



Certification 
by public 
service com- 
mission to 
governor and 
council. 



Special Acts, 1917. -Chaps. 345, 346. 395 



[1917, 364, Spec, 368, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the metropolitan park commission Chap. S45 
TO protect the blue hills reservation from damage 

BY INSECTS AKD FROIM TREE DISEASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The metropolitan park commission is hereby Protection of 
authorized to expend the smn of forty-three thousand dollars reservat ^ 



etc. 



from the ^Metropolitan Parks Maintenance Fund for the byTnstctlf *" 
purpose of protecting and preserving the woods of Blue 
Hills reservation from gJT^sy and brown tail moths and 
from damage by other insects, and from tree diseases. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 23, 1917. 



Chap.S^Q 



An Act to change the basis of payments in lieu of 

TAXES ON real ESTATE HELD BY THE COMMONV\'EALTH 
m THE TOWN OF STERLING FOR PURPOSES OF THE METRO- 
POLITAN WATER SUPPLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. Property held by the commonwealth in the Basis of 
town of Sterling for the piu-poses of the metropolitan water payments 
supply, if yielding no rent, shall not be liable to taxation taxes"to°the 
therein, but the commonwealth shall annuallv in September to^'j.of 

• 1 1 1 "^ 1 • 1 I sterling 

pay to said town an amount equal to tliat which the town changed. 
would receive for taxes upon the average of the assessed 
value of such land without buildings or other structures, for 
the three years last preceding the acquisition thereof, the 
valuation for each year being reduced by all abatements 
thereon; but any part of such land or buildings from which 
any revenue in the natm-e of rent is received shall be subject 
to taxation; and the provisions of sections eight, nine and 
ten of Part I of chapter four hundred and ninety of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine, and amend- 
ments thereof, shall apply to the reimbursement of said 
towTi by the commonwealth on account of said property. 

Section 2. Section two of chapter four hundred and Repeal. 
forty-five of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-seven is hereby repealed. 

Approved May 23, 1917. 



396 Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 347, 348. 



Chap. 347 An Act to authorize the city op boston to provide 

FOR THE FAMILY OF DANIEL J. BRADY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
City of Boston SECTION 1. The citv of Boston is hereby authorized to 

may provide „ *' .. i i i n 

for the family pay a sum 01 moiiey, not exceeding one thousand doHars, to 

Brady. or for the benefit of the family of Daniel J. Brady who was 

killed by the discharge of a bomb in the Suffolk county court 

house. The said sum shall be paid directly to his dependents, 

or to a guardian appointed for the purpose. 

To be sub- SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 

mitted to 1 1 • -1 p 1 • i> -n • i i i 

city council, by the City council oi the city oi Boston, with the approval 
of the maj^or, prior to the thirty-first day of December, in 
the year nineteen hundred and seventeen. 

Appr&ved May 23, 1917. 

[Accepted May 31, 1917.] 



CAap. 348 An Act making an appropriation for dredging in 

BOSTON HARBOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

dr^e^gmg!u°"' SECTION 1. The sum of ouc hundred thousand dollars is 
Boston harbor, hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the principal of the 
Harbor Compensation Fund, so-called, for dredging in 
Boston harbor as said harbor is defined in section four of 
chapter seven hundred and forty-eight of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and eleven. In selecting the places 
for dredging under authority hereof, the general advantage 
of the proposed work and the local, municipal or other con- 
tributions for the purpose shall duly be considered, and 
authority is hereby given to a city or town to raise money 
by taxation, to make appropriations of money, or to assume 
liability for damages for improvements proposed, in the 
manner provided by section three of chapter four hundred 
and eighty-one of the acts of the year nineteen hmidred and 
nine. The expenditures hereby authorized shall be under 
the direction and subject to the approval of the commission 
on waterways and public lands. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 24, 1917. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 349, 350. 397 



An Act to authorize the to-\\tv of middlefield to re- Chap.S49 

FUND CERTAIN INDEBTEDNESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Middlefield, for the purpose of M^Jj'iJ'^id 
refunding fifteen hundred dollars of indebtedness represented may refund 
by revenue notes, is hereby authorized to incur indebtedness debtedness. 
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 note first issued, 
as will extinguish the whole loan within five years after the 
said date, and the amount of such annual pajTnents 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, Middlefield Refunding Loan, Act 
of 1917, and shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding 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. 

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

Approved May 21^, 1917. 



[1912, 699.1 

An Act relating to quannapowitt parkway. Chav 350 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The time within which the metropolitan Time extended 
park commission may expend the amount provided by park^a?"^ 
chapter six hundred and ninety-nine of the acts of the year Quanna^wftt, 
nineteen hundred and twelve, for a parkway or boulevard in Wakefield. 
around Lake Quannapowitt in the town of Wakefield, is 
hereby extended to include the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty. 

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

Approved May 24, 1917. 



398 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 351, 352. 



Chap.S51 An Act making an appropriation for the development 

BY THE COMMISSION ON WATERWAYS AND PUBLIC LANDS 
OF THE commonwealth's LANDS AND FLATS AT SOUTH 
BOSTON AND EAST BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of one hundred thousand dollars is 
hereby appropriated, to be paid from the receipts from sales 
of any of the commonwealth's lands and flats at South 
Boston and East Boston by the commission on waterways 
and public lands, subject to the approval of the governor and 
council, for the purpose of enforcing and executing the pro- 
visions and requirements of existmg laws relating to the 
development and improvement of the said lands and flats 
to be expended under the direction and with the approval 
of the commission on waterways and public lands. 

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

Approved May £4) 1917. 



Appropriation, 
development 
of common- 
■wealth's lands, 
etc., at South 
Boston and 
East Boston. 



[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, 280; (name changed to Boston and 
Northern Street Railway Company, July 23, 1901); 1004,256; 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; 1916, 264, Spec; 1917,335, 
Spec; — Fore River Shipbuilding Corporation, 1916, 292, Spec] 

Chap.S52 An Act to authorize the bay state street railway 

COMPAN^Y TO SELL ELECTRICITY TO THE FORE RIVER SHIP- 
BUILDING CORPORATION DURING THE PERFORM^iNCE OF 
EXISTENTG CONTRACTS FOR NAVAL CONSTRUCTION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Bay State Street Railway Company is 
hereby authorized to sell any part of the electricity generated 
at its power plant in the city of Quincy which is not needed 
in the operation of its cars to the Fore River Shipbuilding 
Corporation during the performance by that corporation of 
any contracts which it has at the date of the passage of this 
act with the government of the United States for the build- 
ing of vessels for the navy. 

Section 2. The Fore River Shipbuilding Corporation 
may, subject to the provisions of sections fifty-two to fifty- 
five inclusive, of chapter twenty-five and of chapter one 
hundred and twenty-two of the Revised Laws, and amend- 
ments thereof, construct a Ime for the sole purpose of trans- 



Bay state 
Street Railway 
Company may 
sell electricity 
to Fore River 
Shipbuilding 
Corporation. 



Construction 
of transmis- 
sion line. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 353, 354, 355. 399 

mitting to its shipyards the electricity purchased of the Bay 
State Street Railway Company under authority hereof. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 24, 1917. 



C hap. S5^ 



An Act to authorize the town of palmer to appro- 
priate MONEY TOWARD THE COST OF A STREET RAIIAVAY 
BRIDGE OVER W^ARE RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Palmer is hereby authorized to Town of 
raise and appropriate a sum not exceeding one thousand approJrSte' 
dollars and pay the same to the Springfield Street Railway Sstdf certain 
Company as a contribution toward the cost of a bridge to bridgef'"^''^^ 
be constructed by said railway company for its exclusive 
use across Ware river in said town near the Button bridge, 
so-called. 

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

Apprcwed Mat/ 24, 1917. 



An Act ]\l\king an appropriation for band concerts in Chap. 354: 

PARKS AND ON OTHER LANDS UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE 
METROPOLITAN PARK COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follmvs: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars Appropriation, 

11 -j^Ij^i • ^ ^ / ^ j band concerts 

IS hereby appropriated, to be provided tor by assessments in certain 
upon the cities and towns comprising what is kno^^^l as the ^^^^^' ^^^' 
metropolitan park district, 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, during the present fiscal year. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 24, 1917. 



An Act authorizing the city of Cambridge to retire Chap.S55 

AND pension JAMES E. ROSS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Cambridge is hereby authorized cambrW 
to retire James E. Ross, an employee of the street depart- ^''r^esE.^ Ross. 
ment, incapacitated by reason of injuries received while in 



400 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 356, 357. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 
Proviso. 



the discharge of his duties, and to pay him an annual pension 
not exceeding four hundred and fifty dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the mayor and city coimcil of said city: ^provided, that 
such acceptance occurs on or before December thirty-first 
in the current year. Approved May 24, 1917. 

[Accepted June 7, 1917.] 



Chap.S5Q An Act to authorize the city of malden to pay an 

ANNUITY to the WIDOW OF WILLIAM E. DUNN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Maiden is hereby authorized to 
pay an annuity not exceeding three hundred dollars, for the 
term of five years, to the widow of the late William E. Dunn, 
a faithful employee of the city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of said city with the approval of the 
mayor. Approved May 24, 1917. 



City of Maiden 
may pay an 
annuity to the 
widow of 
William E. 
Dunn. 

To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



City of Boston 
may pay a 
sum of money 
to the legal 
guardian of 
Clare L. 
McCarthy. 



Chap.357 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum 
of money to the legal guardian of clare l. 
McCarthy. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city council of the city of Boston, with 
the approval of the mayor, is hereby authorized to pay to 
the legal guardian of Clare L. McCarthy of Boston a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars as compensation 
for injuries sustained by the said Clare L. McCarthy while 
a pupil in the Charles C. Perkins school on St. Botolph 
street, by tripping over an iron left protruding above the 
surface of the school yard after a gate connected therewith 
had been removed. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of said city, with the approval of the 
mayor: provided, that such acceptance and approval occur 
on or before December thirtv-first in the current year. 

Approved May 24, 1917. 

[Accepted July 11, 1917.] 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 

Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 358, 359. 401 



[1892, 12aJ 

An Act relative to cellar grades in the city of Chap.S58 

REVERE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and twenty-six of the i892, i26. §i, 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two is hereby ^™''" '^ 
amended by striking out section one and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 1. The city council of the city council 
city of Revere, with the approval of the mayor, shall establish cellar grades 
in the said city a cellar grade of not less than twelve feet '"* 
above the Boston city base, and after the grade is established 
no person shall construct in said city any cellar or basement 
cellar of any building below that grade, or use or keep any 
cellar or basement cellar so constructed: provided, that the Provisos, 
mayor may, by license subject to revocation at any time, 
authorize cellars to be constructed or used in buildings used 
exclusively for storage or business purposes so much below 
the said grade as he shall designate in each license ; provided, 
that such cellars shall be waterproof. 

Section 2. Sections two and three of the said chapter Powers and 

1 J J J , J. • 1 11 X* • i" • j_i duties of certain 

one hundred and twenty-six shall continue m force in the town officers 
city of Revere except that the powers and duties conferred ce^to!n"ftt*° 
and imposed thereby upon the selectmen of the town of °^^^^- 
Revere shall be exercised and perform.ed by the mayor of 
the city of Revere, and the powers thereby granted to the 
to\\Ti treasurer of the toA\Ti of Revere shall be exercised by 
the cit}' treasurer of the city of Revere. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by the city council of the city of Revere with the approval of Suncii.^tc!*^^ 
the mayor. Approved May 24, 1917. 

[1915, 368, Spec] 

An Act relative to the payment of the cost of re- q^ku) 359 

constructing a bridge over CHARLES RIVER BETWEEN 
the city of NEWTON AND THE TOWN OF WESTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1 . Section three of chapter three hundred and Pi^- ^^^ ^^'>\ 

• 1 p 1 o • I » PI • 11^^' amended. 

Sixty-eight 01 the Special Acts 01 the year nineteen hundred 
and fifteen is hereby amended by striking out the word 
"ninety-one", in the sixth line, and inserting in place thereof 
the word: — ninety-nine, — so as to read as follows: — 



402 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 360. 



Payment of 
cost of 

reconstructing 
a certain 
bridge between 
Newton and 
Weston. 



Section 3. The annual serial bonds and interest require- 
ments shall be assessed upon and paid by the following 
parties : Fifty per cent by the cities and towns of the metro- 
politan parks district, in the manner set forth in chapter 
four hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and ninety-nine; twenty-five per cent by the city 
of Newton; ten per cent by the town of Weston; and fifteen 
per cent by the county of Middlesex, The amounts due 
from the cities and towns of the metropolitan parks district, 
the city of Newton and the town of Weston shall be included 
in the sum charged to each of said cities and towns in the 
apportionment and assessment of its state tax, and the 
amounts due from the county of Middlesex shall be assessed 
and payable on November fifteenth of each year. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 25, 1917. 



City of 
Leominster 
may borrow 
money to com- 
plete its 
sewerage 
system. 



[1904, 309.] 

C/iap.360 An Act to authorize the city of leominster to borrow 

MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPLETING ITS SEWERAGE 
SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Leominster, for the purpose of 
constructing a sewerage system in accordance with the pro- 
visions of chapter three hundred and nine of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and four, is hereby authorized to 
borrow in excess of the statutory limit of indebtedness a 
sum not exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, 
in addition to the amoimt authorized by said chapter, and 
to issue bonds or notes of the city therefor. Such bonds or 
notes shall be denominated on their face, Leominster Sewerage 
Loan, Act of 1917; shall be signed by the treasurer of the 
city and countersigned by the mayor; shall bear interest at 
a rate not exceeding five per cent per annum payable semi- 
annually; shall be payable by such annual payments be- 
ginning not more than one year after the date thereof as 
will extinguish each loan within thirty years from its date, 
and the amount of the annual payment on the principal of 
any loan in any j-ear 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 from time to time sell the 



Leominster 
Sewerage 
Loan, Act of 
1917. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 361. 403 

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 city shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof by such 
annual payments as will extinguish the same in accordance 
with the provisions of section one of this act; and when a 
vote to that effect has been passed, the amount required 
thereby, less the amount that may be appropriated from re- 
ceipts from sewer assessments and payments in lieu thereof, 
shall, without further vote, be assessed by the assessors 
of the city each year, 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 25, 1917. 



An Act in addition to an act making appropriations fhn^ Qgi 

FOR deficiencies IN APPROPRIATIONS FOR CERTAIN EX- ^' 

PENSES AUTHORIZED IN PREVIOUS YEARS. 

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 common- approp'riatlons 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for certain expenses in y^fs"!*^^'""^ 
excess of the appropriations made therefor in previous years, 
to wit: — 

For compensating public employees for injuries, the sum Compensating 
of one hundred twenty-four dollars. pr9y^sXr 

For militia transportation, the sum of sixty dollars and ^^,"['*'^' 

ten cents. transportation. 

For maintenance of armories of the first class, the sum of Maintenance 
four hundred seventy-nine dollars and seventy-five cents. armories. 

For ex-penses of the state normal school at North Adams, state normal 
the sum of ninety-six dollars and sixty-seven cents. North Adams. 

For travelling ex-penses of members of the board, officers. Travelling 
inspectors and investigators of the state board of labor and sute'board of 
industries, a sum not exceeding seven hundred seventy-three Ind^gfrfei 
dollars and eighty-seven cents. 

For the adiutant general's department, for repairs to uni- Repair to 

J. , T • , • 1 11 uniforms. 

forms, a sum not exceeding sixty-six dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 25, 1917, 



404 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 362, 363. 



[Essex Company, 1845, 163; 1846, 119; 1818, 295; 1856, 289; 1866, 238; 1886, 25; 1889, 
94; 1892, 65.] 

Chap. 362 An Act to authorize and require the city of Lawrence 
TO construct and maintain bridges over the north 

AND south canals OF THE ESSEX COMPANY IN SAID CITY. 



City of 
Lawrence to 
build bridges 
over the 
North and 
South canals 
of the Essex 
Company. 



Certain 
agreement of 
indenture 
ratified. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lawrence is hereby authorized 
and required to construct and hereafter maintain and keep 
in good repair a sufficient bridge over the north canal of the 
Essex Company at the northerly terminus of the central 
bridge, so-called, in said city, where said canal crosses said 
terminus at Amesbury street, and a sufficient bridge over the 
south canal of the Essex Company at the southerly terminus 
of the central bridge, so-called, in said city, where said 
canal crosses said terminus between Merrimack and South 
Canal streets; and the said Essex Company is hereby re- 
lieved and discharged from all duty and liability imposed 
upon said company by the fourth section of chapter one 
hundred and sixty-three of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and forty-five or any act in addition thereto, to 
make and maintain such bridges. 

Section 2. The agreement of indenture executed by and 
between the said city of Lawrence and the said Essex Com- 
pany, on the thirtieth day of April in the year nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, providing for the construction and 
maintenance of such bridges by the said city of Lawrence, 
and the discharge of the said Essex Company from all 
further duty or liability in respect thereto, is hereby ratified 
and confirmed. 

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

Approved May 25, 1917. 

Chap.S6S An Act to provide for an investigation and protection 

OF the shore of quincy bay. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The commission on waterways and public 
lands is hereby authorized and directed to make such sur- 
veys, examinations and estimates as it may deem necessary 
shore ofQuincy for the purposc of determining the cost of building a break- 
^^' water, wall or other structure on the shore of Quincy bay 

bordering on Manet avenue in the city of Quincy, extending 
from a point about six hundred feet easterly of Newton 



Commission on 
waterways and 
public land to 
nscertain cost 
of building 
breakwater on 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 364. 405 

street westerly to a point about six hundred feet westerly of 
said street, for the protection of the shore from encroach- 
ment or damage by the sea. 

Sectiox 2. If, in the judgment of the commission, the May expend 
probable benefits would be commensurate with the cost, Tuiid brm'k- ° 
said c(nnmission is hereby autliorized to build a breakwater, ^^*^®''' ^*''" 
wall or other structure as aforesaid, and the commission 
maj' expend in carrying out the provisions of this act a sum 
not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, of which sum fifteen 
thousand dollars shall be paid from the ordinary revenue of 
the commonwealth, and five thousand dollars shall be ap- 
propriated and paid into the treasury of the commonwealth 
by the city of Quincy; and the city of Quincy is hereby 
authorized to raise the said amount by taxation or other- 
wise, and pay the same into the treasury of the common- 
wealth. No expenditures, except for the surveys, examina- Noexpendi- 

1,., n . -IIP* J* e tures, etc., until 

tions and estimates oi cost provided tor m section one or Quincy makes 
this act, shall be made for the work hereby authorized until ^PP^°priation. 
the city of Quincy has made a sufficient appropriation for 
the filling and grading necessary for the completion and 
protection of said structure, as may be directed by said 
commission, in addition to the sums hereby appropriated, 
nor until satisfactory evidence has been furnished to the 
auditor of the commonwealth that the city of Quincy has 
complied with all the requirements of this act. 

Section 3. Said commission shall not begin the con- Releases to the 
struction of any breakwater, wall or structure authorized by to be made 
this act until the owners of the shore where the same is to st1-uction"etc. 
be situated shall release to the commonwealth all claims for 
damages which they might have on account of the said 
work. 

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

Approved May 25, 1917. 

[1907, 497; 1913, 777; 1917, 344, Spec.] 

An Act relative to the subway to be constructed in (7/iar>.364 

THE CITIES OF EVERETT AND MALDEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-five of chapter seven hundred amekdld.^ "^' 
and seventy-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and thirteen is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"shall", in the sixth line, the words: ^ — so far as shall be 
consistent with the provisions of section twenty-five (A), — 



406 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 364. 



Limit of time 
for con- 
struction, etc. 



Proviso. 



1913, 777 (II) 
new section, 
§ 25 (A). 



Underground 
station in 
Everett. 



Construction 
to begin before 
December 31, 
1918. 



Proviso. 



SO as to read as follows : — Section 25. Unless the company 
shall, withm five years after the acceptance of this act, begin 
the construction of the subway which the company is au- 
thorized to construct by Part II of this act, the location of 
said company for said subway and all rights of said com- 
pany to construct, maintain and operate such subway shall, 
so far as shall be consistent with the provisions of section 
twenty-five (A), cease and determine; and if the company 
undertakes the construction of said subway it shall complete 
the same within two years after the expiration of said five- 
year period : -provided, that if the construction of the subway 
authorized by Part II of this act is delayed by litigation, 
unforeseen casualty or other cause, the company may 
apply to the board for an extension of time therefor, and 
the board, upon notice to the cities, and upon hearing and 
proof that such litigation was not collusive, or that such 
casualty or other cause was not due to the fault of the com- 
pany, may allow further time for such construction. 

Section 2. Said chapter seven hundred and seventy- 
seven is hereby further amended by adding at the end of 
Part II the following new section, to be numbered twenty- 
five (A) — Section 25 (.1). For the purpose of providing 
terminal facilities for the operation of the elevated railway 
to be constructed under the provisions of chapter four 
hundred and ninety-seven of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and seven, the company shall construct such part 
of the subway and appurtenances described in section five, 
together with connections for surface car lines, which shall 
also constitute appurtenances, as may be necessary to pro- 
vide an underground station in the vicinity of Broadway 
and Main street in the city of Everett, north of the Revere 
beach boulevard, and shall not, by reason of such construc- 
tion, be under obligation to construct the remainder of said 
subway. The company shall begin the construction of the 
said part of the subway and appurtenances on or before the 
thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and eighteen, 
and shall complete the construction of the same within 
eighteen months thereafter : provided, that if the construction 
of said part of the subway and appurtenances is delayed by 
litigation, unforeseen casualty or other cause, or if the com- 
pany is unable to obtain capital on reasonable terms, the 
company may apply to the public service commission for an 
extension of time therefor, and the commission, upon notice 
to the cities, and uj)on hearing and proof that such litigation 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 364. 407 

was not collusive, or that siicji casualty or other cause was 
not due to the fault of the company, may allow further 
time for such construction. 

Upon the construction of the said underground station the Temporary sta- 

d, • 1 , tion may be 

iscontmue and remove any temporary removed. 

station which may have been constructed upon the aforesaid 

elevated railway south of the eastern division of the Boston 

and Maine railroad pending the construction of the station 

hereby authorized. 

The cost of any such station so discontinued or removed mova?fhrw 
shall, for all purposes, be considered a part of the cost of the considered, 
company's elevated railway, and both the cost and value of 
the said elevated railway, for any purpose for which such 
cost or value may be material, shall be deemed to be the 
same as if said station had not been discontinued or removed. 

The company may also construct under the provisions of fuTwconnec- 
this act a subway connection between any terminal con- ti^on with shops, 
structed hereunder and any shops or yards hereafter con- 
structed upon land of said company near or adjoining the 
right of way of the eastern division of the Boston and Maine 
railroad, together with all appurtenances thereto, and may 
construct such subway in or under private lands or public 
streets, ways or places, and under the right of way of the 
Boston and Maine railroad, upon such route and in such 
manner as the public service commission may approve. 

Section 3. Section twenty-six of said chapter seven 1913, 777 (iii), 
hundred and seventy-seven is hereby amended by inserting ^ "^' ^°'«'^'^®^- 
after the word "act", in the third line, the words: — be- 
yond the extent provided for in section twenty-five (A), and 
by inserting before the word "subway", in the sixth line, 
the words : — ■ remainder of the, — so as to read as follows : 
— Section 26. If the company does not, within five years subway may 
after the date of acceptance of this act, begin to construct by Boston''^^'^ 
the subway authorized by Part II of this act, beyond the siontpon'"'"''' 
extent provided for in section twenty-five (A), the cities of request. 
Everett and IMalden, acting through the Boston transit com- 
mission, hereinafter called "the commission", as herein pro- 
vided, may construct the remainder of the subway as specified 
in section five. The commission shall begin the construction 
of the said subway when, after the expiration of said five- 
year period without the beginning of the construction of 
said subway by the company, the commission shall be re- 
quested in writing by the mayor and aldermen of each of 
said cities to undertake the construction of said subway. 



408 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 365, 366. 



Repeal. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Section 4. Chapter tliree hundred and thirty-one of the 
Special Acts of the year nineteen himdred and sixteen i.s 
hereby repealed. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the mayor and board of aldermen of the city of Everett, 
and by the mayor and board of aldermen of the city of 
Maiden, and by the company by vote of its board of direc- 
tors, and return thereof made to the secretary of the com- 
monwealth within two months after its passage. 

Approved May 25, 1917. 

(Everett, accepted June 12, 1917; Maiden, accepted June 9, 1917; Boston Elevated Ry. 
Co., accepted June 15, 1917.] 



Chap. 365 An Act to ratify and confirm certain acts of the 

town of framingham. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Any and all takings of property by right of 
eminent domain made by the town of Framingham since the 
first day of January, in the year nineteen hundred and 
fifteen, are hereby ratified, confirmed and made valid, not- 
withstanding any informality in the procedure attending 
said takings. 

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

Approved May 25, 1917. 



Certain acts of 
the town of 
Framingham 
ratified, etc. 



New York, 
New Haven 
and Hartford 
Railroad Com- 
pany may issue 
preferred stock. 



11917, 309. Spec.] 

C/iap. 366 An Act relative to the issue of preferred stock by 

THE NEW^ YORK, NEW HAVEN AND HARTFORD RAILROAD 
COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follmvs: 

Section 1. The New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad Company is hereby authorized, for the purpose of 
paying its floating indebtedness, to issue, subject to the 
approval of the public service commission and to the pro- 
visions of chapter two hundred and ninety-nine of the 
General Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, shares 
of preferred stock, not exceeding four hundred and fifty 
thousand in number, of the par value of one hmidred dollars 
each, upon which the compan}^ may pay dividends, from its 
net income, not exceeding seven per cent per annum. 
m^^provilO Section 2. Said preferred stock may be issued under 
for retirement g^ch provislous for futurc retirement or exchange for common 

or GxchftnsG tor 

common stock, stock as may be authorized bv a vote of stockholders, holding 

etc. " 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 367, 368. 409 

not less than two thirds of the stock of the said company, 
and approved by the public service commission. 
Sectiox 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 25, 1917. 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a (Jjiaj) 357 

PENSION to the widow OF LOUIS A. ZELINGER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The city of Boston is hereby authorized to city of Boston 
pay a pension not exceeding five hundred dollars annually, wkiow^'orLouis 
to the widow of Louis A. Zelinger, late janitor of the SuiTolk ^- zeiinger. 
county court house, who was killed by the discharge of a 
bomb in the court house while he was in the performance of 
his duties. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be sub- 
by the city coimcil of the city of Boston, with the approval dtycounVutc. 
of the mayor: provided, that such acceptance and approval Proviso, 
occur prior to December thirty-first in the current year. 

Approved May 25, 1917. 

[Accepted May 31, 1917.] 



C/^ap.368 



[1017, 344, Spec.] 

An Act to extend the term of office of the boston 
transit commission. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The term of office of the members of the Boston transit 
Boston transit commission is hereby extended for a period ^rT^oToffice 
of one year from the first day of July in the year nineteen extended. 
hundred and seventeen, subject to the provisions of chapter 
five hundred and forty-eight of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and ninety-four, and acts in amendment thereof, 
and during the said period the commission shall continue to 
exercise the powders and duties specified in said chapter five 
hundred and forty-eight and acts in amendment thereof or 
in addition thereto, and in such other acts as specifically 
confer or impose additional powers and duties on said com- 
mission. 

Section 2. No further extension of time for this com- commission to 
mission shall be made after the first day of July in the year Ju1y'^,^^9l8. 
nineteen hundred and eighteen. 

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

Approved May 25, 1917. 

[1917, 373, Spec.] 



410 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chaps. 369, 370. 



Chap.S69 An Act making appropriations for expenses incident 

TO THE MOBILIZATION OF TROOPS IN CAMPS WITHIN THE 
COMMONWTIALTH. 

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 following pur- 
poses : 

For the protection of health, and the prevention of the 
spread of disease caused by the mobilization of troops in 
military camps, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand 
dollars, to be expended by the commissioner of health, with 
the approval of the governor and council. 

For the services and expenses of temporary detectives and 
police to be appointed by the governor and to act in con- 
junction with agents of the United States government in 
this commonwealth in preventing the evils incident to the 
mobilization of troops in military camps, a sum not exceed- 
ing ten thousand dollars, to be expended by the governor 
with the advice and consent of the council. 

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

Approved May 25, 1917. 



Mobilization of 
troops, etc., 
appropriations. 



Health pro- 
tection, etc. 



Temporary 
detectives, etc. 



Chap. 370 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

EXPENSES OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE 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 salaries and ex- 
penses of the public service commission for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, to wit : — 

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

For the salaries of the secretaries, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand 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-five thousand dollars. 



Appropriations, 
public service 
commission. 



Commissioners, 
salaries. 



Secretaries. 



Accounting de- 
partment. 

Inspection de- 
partment. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 371. 411 

For clerical assistance and messenger service, a sum not ex- clerical 

,, , , , , 11111 aasistance, etc. 

ceedmg twelve thousand two hundred dollars. 

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

For salaries and expenses in the tariff department, a sum Tariff depart- 
not excefximg four thousand dollars. 

For expenses of the telephone department, a sum not ex- Telephone 

,. , ,, 1 I 11 department. 

ceedmg ten thousand dollars. 

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

For stenographic reports of hearings, a sum not exceeding stenographic 
four thousand dollars. '^^^'^ ^' 

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

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

For stationery, books, maps, office supplies and contingent b^ksretl' 
expenses, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars. 

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

Approved May 25, 1917. 

[1887, 152; 1906, 424.] 

An Act to authorize the towtsi of ayer to make an Chap.S71 

ADDITIONAL WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Ayer for the purpose of in- Town of Ayer 
creasing its water supply and extending and relaying its iiu water^^^ 
water mains, is hereby authorized to borrow an amount not ^"pp^^' ^^''■ 
exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars in excess of the 
statutory limit of indebtedness, and to issue from time to 
time bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their face 
the words, Towti of Ayer Water Loan, Act of 1917; shall wXiLanr 
be payable by such annual payments, beginning not more ^^* °^ ^9^^- 
than one year after the respective dates thereof, as w^ill ex- 
tinguish 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 said bonds or 
notes shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding five per cent 
per annum, payable semi-annually, and shall be signed by 
the treasurer of the town and countersigned by the water 
commissioners. The town may sell the said securities at 



412 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 372. 



Payment of 
loan. 



May purchase 
water from the 
Groton Water 
Company, etc. 



Ayer may sell 
water to certain 
towns, etc. 



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 towm shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance with section one of this act, and when a vote to that 
effect has been passed, a sum which, with the income de- 
rived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual 
expense of operating its water works and the interest as it 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, and to 
make such payments on the principal as may be required 
under the provisions of this act, shall, without further vote, 
be assessed by the assessors of the town annually thereafter, 
in the same maimer as other taxes, until the debt incurred 
by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 3. The town of Ayer is hereby authorized to 
purchase water from the Groton Water Company upon 
such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon between 
said town and said company, and the said company is 
hereby authorized to sell water to said town under such 
terms and conditions. The said town is also authorized to 
sell water to be used in the towns of Harvard and Shirley 
on premises used by the United States of America for military 
purposes. 

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

Appromd May 25, 1917. 



Chap. 372 An Act relative to the offices of park and cemetery 

COMMISSIONERS, ENGINEER OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, 
TREE W.UIDEN AND LOCAL SUPERINTENDENT FOR THE 
SUPPRESSION OF GYPSY AND BROWN TAIL MOTHS IN THE 
TOWN OF W^AKEFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The offices of park commissioner and of 
cemetery commissioners in the town of Wakefield shall 
hereafter be combined in a board of three commissioners to 
be known as park and cemetery commissioners. The said 
commissioners shall be elected for terms of one year at the 
annual town meeting, and shall receive such compensation 
as may be fixed by the town. The powers and duties now 
pertaining to the park commissioner and to the cemetery 
commissioners shall hereafter pertain to the park and ceme- 
tery commissioners hereby established. All laws now or 
hereafter in force relating to park and cemetery commis- 



Park and 
Cemetery Com- 
missioners, in 
the town of 
Wakefield, 
established. 



Powers and 
duties. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 372. 413 

sioners and not inconsistent with this act shall apply to the 
said board. 

Section 2. There is herebv established in the town of ouhl ell'"^^' 
Wakefield the office of chief engineer of the fire department, JP^[*?J^2^'t. 
which shall be filled by appointment by the selectmen. The ^tc. 
chief engineer shall ha\'e the powers and perform the duties 
now or hereafter conferred or imposed by law upon engi- 
neers of fire departments in towns, and all laws relating to 
engineers of fire departments of towns so far as they are not 
inconsistent with this act, shall apply to the office of chief 
engineer hereby established. Said chief engineer shall re- 
ceive such compensation as may be fixed by the town. 

Section 3. The offices of tree warden and local moth Local moth 
superintendent of the towTi of Wakefield are hereby com- appointment. 
bined, and the powers and duties now pertaining to the said ^^' 
offices shall hereafter be exercised and performed by an 
officer to be known as local moth superintendent, who shall 
be appointed by the selectmen annually in the month of 
January, subject to the approval of the state forester, in 
accordance with the provisions of chapter three hundred 
and eighty-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
five, and acts in amendment thereof. He shall receive such 
compensation as may be fixed by the town. All laws now or 
hereafter in force relating to tree wardens and local moth 
superintendents, and not inconsistent with the provisions of 
this act, shall apply to the office of local moth superintendent 
hereby established. 

Section 4. This act shall be submitted to the voters of ^ut'eYto^he 
the town of Wakefield at the next town meeting, annual or '^o^e™- ^^c 
special, and shall take effect upon its acceptance by a ma- 
jority of the voters present and voting thereon. If the act is 
so accepted, the elections herein provided to be made by 
the town may be made at the meeting at w^hich the act is 
accepted if the town so votes; if the town does not so vote, 
they shall be made at the next ensuing annual towTi meeting. 

Section 5. So much of any act, general or special as is Certain pro- 
inconsistent herewith, shall not apply to the provisions of Mt'to^ppiyT 
this act. Approved May 25, 1917. ^^"^ 



414 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 373. — Parts I-IL 



[1894,548; 1897,500; 1898,467; 1899,398; 1900,258,452; 1901,90; 1902,114,388,534; 1904, 
391; 1905,466; 1906,520; 1907,277,497,519,530,573; 1908,388,521,551,635; 1909, 
383; 1910,351,579,630; 1911,609,740,741; 1912,485,640,644; 1913, 775, 777, 810; 1914, 
794; 1915, 130, Spec, 184, Spec, 253, Spec, 376, Spec; 1916, 342, Spec] 

Chap.S7S An Act relative to the property, service and capitalt 

IZATION OF THE BOSTON ELEVATED RAILWAY COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



Boston Ele- 
vated Railway 
Company, need 
not maintain 
deposits with 
treasurer and 
receiver 
general, etc. 



Proceeds of 
securities 
returned, how 
used. 



Part I. 

AUTHORIZING THE RETURN TO THE BOSTON ELEVATED RAIL- 
WAY COMPANY OF THE DEPOSIT MADE BY IT TO THE COM- 
MONWEALTH. 

Section 1. The Boston Elevated Railway Company, 
hereinafter called the "company", shall not be required 
hereafter to maintain deposits with the treasurer and re- 
ceiver general, as provided by section thirteen of chapter 
five hundred and forty-eight of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and ninety-four and by section thirteen of chapter 
five hundred of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-seven, and, within ten days after this act takes effect, 
the treasurer and receiver general shall return to the com- 
pany the securities or cash by it deposited and now held by 
him under the provisions of said acts. 

Section 2. The cash or proceeds of the securities so re- 
turned shall be used for no other than those capital purposes 
for which the company may lawfully issue stock or bonds, 
to such extent as the public service commission, after a 
public hearing, shall approve as reasonably necessary for 
any such purpose or purposes. 



May issue 
bonds, etc. 



Part II. 

enabling the boston elevated railway company' to 
provide additional cars and otherwise improve its 

SERVICE. 

Section 3. In addition to the bonds, coupon notes or 
other evidences of indebtedness payable at periods of more 
than twelve months after the date thereof which the com- 
pany may lawfully issue for capital purposes, it may, in the 
manner and to such extent as the public service commission, 
after a public hearing, may approve as consistent with the 
public interest, issue bonds or coupon notes to an amount 
not exceeding twenty per cent of the cash paid in by its 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 373. — Part II. 415 

stockholders, to provide means for, or to fund the reasonable 

cost of, new and improved cars for the surface lines operated 

by it, to replace existing equipment and other property, to 

pay the reasonable cost of replacement or reconstruction of 

any other existing property owned, leased or operated by it, 

or to provide means for the payment of the rental of the ; 

Dorchester tunnel for the first three years after its opening 

for use. Such provision shall be made for the retirement of SuSouf 

said securities out of earnings as the public service com- of earnings, etc. ■ 

mission shall approve: provided, however, that in the case of ^'^°'^^^- 

bonds or coupon notes issued to provide means for, or to 

fund the reasonable cost of, replacement or reconstruction of 

existing property, the period during which they shall so be 

retired shall not exceed fifteen years. Securities issued i^ued.^how 

under the authority of this section shall not be counted in counted. 

determining the amount of bonds, coupon notes or other 

evidences of indebtedness payable at periods of more than 

twelve months after the date thereof which the company 

may be authorized to issue under other provisions of law. 

Section 4. The public service commission is hereby Changes in 

, . , , , 1 ,1 1 • J.1 existing classi- 

directed to make such changes as may be necessary m the ficationof 
existing classification of accounts prescribed for the com- ^d° for street 
pany and street railway companies generally, so that if any panTe^'s^ge^"' 
such company shall incur any loss in connection with the "'*"y- 
sale or destruction of property no longer required for its 
corporate purposes, whether the same is owned by it or by 
any company which it leases or operates, it may, with the 
approval of said commission, instead of charging the entire 
amount of such loss against its earnings or surplus for the 
3'^ear in which such loss may accrue, distribute the same over 
such period, not exceeding ten years, as said commission 
shall designate. 

Section 5. For the purpose of determining whether, Expenditures, 
under the fifth clause of section sixty-eight of chapter five etT ° ^^^^ ' 
hundred and ninety of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and eight and the amendments thereof, the company has 
in any year earned and paid dividends at the rate of five 
per cent on its outstanding capital stock without an impair- 
ment of assets or capital, the expenditures which may have 
been provided for in the manner authorized by section three 
hereof shall not be deemed to be a charge for the full amount 
thereof, on the earnings of the company for the year in 
which they are made, but shall be charged against the 
earnings of any particular year only to the extent that the 



416 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 373. — Part III. 



company is required out of earnings in that year to proride 
for tlie ultimate payment of bonds or coupon notes issued 
under the authority of said section three, and in determining 
whether there has been any impairment of assets or capital, 
expenditures made from the proceeds of bonds or coupon 
notes issued under said section three, or losses specified in 
section four hereof, shall be deemed an asset to the extent 
that provision is made for the payment of such bonds or 
coupon notes or the distribution of such losses out of earn- 
ings or against the surplus account of succeeding years. 



May establish 
inclosed areas 
for transfer of 
passengers, etc. 



Plans to be 
approved by 
commission. 



Company may 
use public 
ways, etc. 



Part III. 

AUTHORIZING THE BOSTON ELEVATED RAILWAY COMPANY TO 
ESTABLISH INCLOSED AREAS, STATIONS OR SHELTERS FOR 
THE CONVENIENT TRANSFERS OF PASSENGERS. 

Section 6. The company may, to the extent and in the 
manner which the public service commission, after notice 
and a public hearing, may approve, establish in and upon 
public and private ways and lands in connection with any 
lines of railway, or elevated railway station or terminal now 
or hereafter owned, leased or operated by it, suitable in- 
closed areas, stations or shelters with approaches, tracks, 
poles, wires and other structures and connections with exist- 
ing stations, terminals, tracks and wires, all hereinafter 
called appurtenances, for the convenient transfer of passen- 
gers between surface cars and elevated railway stations or 
trains, or between surface cars; but the work of construction 
thereof shall not be begun before plans shall have been 
approved by said commission showing the general form and 
method of construction, the extent to which any public or 
private way or land is to be occupied, and the extent to 
which public ways or places are to be laid out, widened, 
altered or discontinued. Any plan so approved may be 
altered by a new plan approved in like manner. 

Section 7. For the purposes of the preceding section the 
company may, but only with the approval of the public 
service commission as aforesaid, use public ways without 
paying compensation therefor, and may lease, purchase or 
otherwise take lands in fee or easements or other rights in 
land outside the limits of public ways or parks in the same 
manner in which lands may be leased, purchased or taken 
for the construction of an elevated railway to Everett under 
the provisions of chapter four hundred and ninety-seven of 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 373. — Part III. 417 

tho acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven. Any Eminent 

, 1. lii-'^i-r ii • 1 i" domain title \ ,'' 

taking under this act, m tee or otherwise, may be made not to affect ' 
whether the lands taken or affected are held by title derived ^''"^'"'^ ''"''^- ' 
under eminent domain or otherwise. ,>> 

In connection with the establishment of any such area, Public ways ;, , 
station or shelter or its appurtenances or to increase the ^^f altered, eic 
con\-cuience of public ways near the same, the public service 
commission, in the name of the commonwealth and in 
accordance with any plan approved as above provided, may ll 

lay out, Aviden, alter or discontinue public ways or places or 
change the grade thereof, by causing to be recorded in the Taking to be 
registry of deeds for the county in which the way or place '''^°''^^' ^*''- 
is situated a description of the act of the commission in 
relation thereto, as certain as is required in a common con- 
veyance of land, signed by a majority of the commission. 
The work of any such laying out, widening, alteration, dis- 
continuance or change of grade shall be performed by the 
company. 

The company shall pay all damages occasioned by any Damages, 
such taking or by the construction, except upon or in public ^°^ ^^"^' 
wa.ys, of any such area, station or shelter or its appurte- 
nances, or by the laying out, alteration, widening or dis- 
continuance of any public w'ay or place or change of the 
grade thereof by the public service commission under au- 
thority of this act, and the same may be recovered upon the Recovery of 
petition of any party in interest against the company in the '^^™^^^- 
manner provided for the recovery of damages for the taking 
of land under the provisions of said chapter four hundred 
and ninety-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and seven. 

Section 8. With the approval of the public service com- May remove 



mission, the company may remove any tracks, conduits, duftB^'etc.' 
pipes, wires, poles or other property located in public ways 
or places which it may deem to interfere with the construc- 
tion or operation of any such area, station or shelter or its 
appurtenances, and shall relocate and reconstruct the same 
in new locations to be granted by the commission so far as 
the commission may deem such relocation practicable. No Owner not 
such discontinuance, removal or reconstruction shall entitle dami^es!" 
the owner of the property thus affected to recover any 
damages or compensation therefor. Any gas or electric 
lighting company shall shut off the gas or current from any 
pipes or wires affected by any action done hereunder, when 
and so far as may be necessary to avoid public danger. 



cJi^ 



i:-' 418 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 373. —Part III. / 



' T,<)cations for 
>ri<jL'is, poles, 
etc. 



S«« r.^T^nsferof 
t, , rights. 



• . To indemnify 
' fii'ies and 
' * towns. 



Occupation 
of Boston 
Common. 

May issue 
necessary 
stock, etc. 



Powers of the 
Boston transit 
commission 
not abridged. 



Proviso, 



The public service commission may grant such locations 
for tracks, poles, wires and incidental railway structures in 
or upon public ways or lands as may be required for the 
purposes of this act, and may alter or revoke the same. 

The rights of the company in any such area, station or 
shelter or its appurtenances may be transferred by it to the 
West End Street Railway Company. 

The company shall indemnify the cities or towns in which 
such areas, stations or shelters or their appurtenances are 
established against all liability for damages arising out of 
the work authorized by this act upon notice of any claim 
therefor and opportunity to defend against the same. 

Nothing in this act contained shall be construed to au- 
thorize the occupation of any part of Boston Common. 

Section 9. The company may, from time to time, in 
the manner and subject to the requirements prescribed by 
law, issue and dispose of such amounts of its stock or bonds, 
in addition to amounts heretofore authorized, as may be 
necessary to meet and pay all expenditures made or incurred 
by the company under authority of this act. 

Section 10. Nothing herein contained shall be deemed 
to abridge the powers of the Boston transit commission 
under chapter seven hundred and forty-one of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and eleven, as amended by 
chapter three hundred and seventy-six of the Special Acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and fifteen; and the Boston 
transit commission may hereafter, upon the request of the 
company, and after notice and a public hearing, and subject 
to the approval of the public service commission in any case 
where such authority is to be exercised outside of the limits 
of the city of Boston, in connection with any stations or 
terminals either of existing subways and tunnels or subways 
and tunnels which may hereafter be constructed, provide 
means for a convenient interchange of passengers between 
any subway or tunnel and street railway lines; and for that 
purpose the said commission shall have in behalf of the city 
of Boston or the commonwealth as the case may be, all the 
powers conferred by said chapter seven hundred and forty- 
one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, as 
amended by chapter three hundred and seventy-six of the 
Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen: 
provided, however, that proper compensation shall be paid, 
as in the case of private land, for all public lands outside the 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 373. — Part III. 419 

limits of public ways wliich may be used for the purposes 
hereof. 

Section 11, The Boston transit commission, upon re- Alterations, 
quest of the company, and after notice and a public hearing, Boston tunnel 
may also make such alterations in, or extension to, the East "■"*''°"''® • 
Boston tunnel as the said commission may deem necessary 
for the purpose of providhig means for a convenient inter- 
change of passengers between the tmmel and surface lines, 
or convenient transportation facilities, and to that end shall 
have the powers conferred upon it in connection with the 
construction of the East Boston tunnel, as well as those con- 
ferred by chapter seven hundred and forty-one of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and eleven, as amended by 
chapter three hundred and seventy-sLx of the Special Acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and fifteen: provided, that no Proviso. 
extension of the East Boston tunnel shall be constructed 
under the authority hereof to a point more than two thou- 
sand feet distant from Maverick square. The cost of such City of Boston 
alterations or extensions shall be met by bonds to be issued bonds to meet 
by the city of Boston in the same manner as the original ^°^^'^^^- 
cost of the East Boston tunnel. Before any such work is Lease, rental, 
done, however, the company shall execute a lease of such ®*''' 
alterations or extensions for a term ending with that of the 
lease of the said tunnel. The company shall pay to the city 
of Boston a rental at the rate of four and one half per cent 
per annum upon the net cost of such alterations or exten- 
sions, and the lease shall be in the same general form as those 
authorized by said chapter seven hundred and forty-one, 
except in so far as any other provisions may be agreed upon 
by the Boston transit commission and the company as 
specially applicable to the demised premises. The said net Net cost, how 
cost shall be determined in the manner provided in said ''*"™'"® • 
chapter seven hundred and forty-one, and the rental shall 
be paid in instalments corresponding to the requirements 
for the pajinent of rental on the East Boston tunnel ex- 
tension described in said act. Any alteration or extension 
made under this act shall be deemed a part of the East 
Boston tunnel. 

Before doing any work which shall affect the obligations of ^omm?ss!on"to* 
the lease of the East Boston tunnel the Boston transit com- secure consent 

. . 1 11 1 1 PI of company, etc. 

mission shall secure the consent on the part or the company 
endorsed by a vote of its board of directors and on the part 
of the city of Boston by a vote of its city council. 



420 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 373. — Part IV. 



1897, 500, § 10, 
etc., amended. 



May establish 
and take a toll 
or fare, etc. 



Proviso. 



Reduction of 
fare, etc. 



Part IV. 

PROVroiNG FOR THE ABOLITION, IN PART, OF THE SPECIAL 
COMPENSATION TAX IMPOSED UPON THE BOSTON ELEVATED 
RAILWAY COMPANY. 

Section 12. Section ten of chapter five hundred of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, as 
amended by chapter three hundred and eighty-eight of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight, is hereby 
further amended by striking out the words begmning with 
the word " determined ", in the forty-fifth fine, and ending 
with the v.'ord "earnings", in the fifty-fifth fine, and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: — equal to the excess, if 
any, of the dividends over six per cent paid by the company 
during that year, — and by striking out the words " board 
of railroad commissioners", wherever they occur in said 
section, and inserting in place thereof the words : — public 
service commission, — and by striking out the word "board", 
in the twenty-fourth line, and inserting in place thereof the 
word: — commission, — so as to read as follows: — Section 
10. Said corporation may establish, and take a toll or fare, 
which shall not exceed the sum of five cents for a single con- 
tinuous passage in the same general direction upon the 
roads owned, leased or operated by it; and this sum shall 
not be reduced by the legislature during the period of twenty- 
five years, from and after the passage of this act: provided, 
Jiowever, that the public service commission may upon the 
petition of the board of aldermen of a city, selectmen of a 
town, or fifty legal voters of a city or towii, in which any of 
the lines owned, leased or operated by said corporation are 
located, after due notice and hearing the parties interested, 
reduce such toll or fare; but such toll or fare shall not, 
without the consent of said corporation, be so reduced as to 
yield, with all other earnings and income of said corporation, 
except the income of the funds deposited with the treasurer 
of the commonvrealth as required by this act and said chapter 
five hundred and forty-eight, a net divisible income, after 
paying all expenses of operation, interest, taxes, rentals, and 
other lawful charges, and after charging oft' a reasonable 
amount for depreciation, of less than eight per cent per 
annum on the outstanding capital stock of said corporation 
actually paid in in cash. The report of the commission shall 
be final and conclusive for one year. During said period of 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 373. — Part V. 421 

twenty-five years no taxes or excises not at present in fact ^^j:|fj^\ ^^i-^^, 
imposed upon street railways shall be imposed in respect of tions, etc., not 

* • to DG lllllJOSGCl 

the lines owned, leased or operated by said corporation, etc. 
other than such as may have been in fact imposed upon the 
lines hereafter leased or operated by it at the date of such 
operating contract or of such lease or agreement hereafter 
made therefor nor any other biu-den, dutA' or obligation 
which is not at the same time imposed by general law on all 
street railway companies: 'provided, however, that said cor- Proviso, 
poration shall be annually assessed and shall pay taxes now 
or hereafter imposed by general law in the same manner as 
though it were a street railway company, and shall, in 
addition, as compensation for the privileges herein granted, 
and for the use and occupation of the public streets, squares 
and places, by the lines of elevated and surface railroad 
owned, leased and operated by it, pay to the commonwealth, 
on or before the tenth day of November in each year, during 
said period of twenty-five years, an annual sum, the amount 
of which shall, in each year ending the last day of September, 
be equal to the excess, if any, of the dividends over six per 
cent paid by the company during that year. The above Distribution 
sum shall be paid into the treasury of the commonw^ealth towns, etc. 
and distributed among the different cities and towns in 
proportion to the mileage of elevated and surface main 
track, reckoned as single track, which is owned, leased or 
operated by said corporation and located therein. Said toTe^pr"-*^'^'^^ 
corporation shall also provide free transfer from elevated to vided, etc. 
surface and from surface to elevated cars at all stations of 
the elevated lines reached by surface lines and from one 
elevated car or train to another at junction points entitling 
a passenger to a continuous ride in the same general direction, 
and such further free transfers on all the surface lines of 
railway owned, leased or operated by it, as may be satis- 
factory to or required by the public service commission. 

Section 1.3. No payment under the provisions of the no payment 
preceding section, shall be required of the company in respect ignf JTife^s.^etc. 
to the year ending on the last day of September in the year 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, unless the annual dividends 
paid by the company during that year exceed six per cent. 

Part V. 

Section 14. In order that the public service commission Appropriation 
may make such further investigation as it may deem neces- uon bTpuwiic 
sary in order to determine whether or not the net income of ^[Jgfo'n?°ete' 



422 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 374. 



Reimburse- 
ment. 



Report. 



Powers con- 
ferred upon the 
Boston transit 
commission, 
how exercised 
if commission 
ceases to exist. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



the company may be increased by improved methods and 
practices, said commission may expend for the purposes of 
such investigation a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars, for which it shall be reimbursed by the Boston 
Elevated Railway Company, and the public service com- 
mission shall report to the next general court, on or before 
the first Monday in February, whether section ten of chapter 
five hundred of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-seven should be repealed. 

Section 15. In case the Boston transit commission shall 
cease to exist, the powers conferred upon it by this act shall 
thereupon be exercised by the public service commission or 
by such other commission or public agents as may be desig- 
nated for that purpose by the general court. Any of the 
present employees of the Boston transit commission shall be 
eligible to appointment to the service of an}^ commission or 
other public agents, in succession to said transit commission, 
without further civil service examination. 

Section 16. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the Boston Elevated Railway Company by a vote 
of its board of directors within sixty days after its passage. 

Approved May 25, 1917. 

[Accepted June 15, 1917.] 



Appropriations, 
emergency 
expenses of 
various boards, 
etc. 



Chap.S74: An Act making appropriations for various boards, 

COMMISSIONS, DEPARTMENTS AND INSTITUTIONS IN ORDER 
TO MEET INCREASED EXPENSES CAUSED BY THE WAR OR 
THE HIGH COST OF SUPPLIES. 

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, unless otherwise specified, 
to meet certain emergency expenses of various boards, com- 
missions, departments and institutions made necessary by 
the war and by the high cost of all necessary supplies, the 
same to be in addition to any amounts heretofore appro- 
priated for the same purposes, to wit : • — 

For the maintenance of the Lakeville state sanatorium, 
a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the Rutland state sanatorium, a 
sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the Westfield state sanatorium, a 
sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars. 



Lakeville state 
sanatorium. 



Rutland state 
sanatorium. 



Westfield state 
sanatorium. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 374. 423 

For the maintenance of the North Reading state sana- North Reading 
torium, a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars. torium*!" ^ 

For expenses of operating the steamer Lexington, under 1*^=^™'^^^ 
the direction of the chief of the district police a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-five hundred dollars. 

For the maintenance of the state prison, a sum not ex- state prison. 
ceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the state farm, a sum not exceed- state farm. 
ing forty thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the Lyman school for boys, a sum Lyman school 
not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the industrial school for boys, a industrial 

, . . , 1 1111 school for boys. 

sum not exceedmg six thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the state industrial school for state industrial 

. , , 1- • j1 1 1 11 school for girls. 

girls, a sum not exceedmg six thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the collection of the income tax 
income tax, a sum not exceeding sixty thousand dollars. 

For new furniture and fixtures, to be expended under the New furniture, 
direction of the state house commission, a sum not exceeding 
thirty thousand dollars. 

For the rent of telephones and expenses in connection Telephones. 
therewith, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 

For the maintenance of a state steamer for the use of the state steamer. 
district police in the enforcement of law for the prevention 
of crime in the waters of the commonwealth, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 

For expenses of the Bridgewater normal school, a sum not no^^^i^'^^^wi 
exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For expenses of the Fitchburg normal school, a sum not Fitchburg 

T ,1 1 1 11 normal school. 

exceedmg one thousand dollars. 

For expenses of the Framingham normal school, a sum not Framingham 

1. p .1 1 1 11 normal school. 

exceeding lour thousand dollars. 

For expenses of the Hyannis normal school, a sum not Hyannis 

T . . .1 I 1 1 11 normal school. 

exceeding twenty-six hundred dollars. 

For expenses of the Lowell normal school, a sum not ex- Loweii 

1' .1 1 1 11 normal school. 

ceeding one thousand dollars. 

For expenses of the North Adams normal school, a sum North Adams 

, T r- 1 111 11 normal school. 

not exceeding nve hundred dollars. 

For expenses of the Salem normal school, a sum not ex- saiem 

T , ,1 1 1 II normal school. 

ceeding two thousand dollars. 

For expenses of the Worcester normal school, a sum not Worcester 

1- , ,1 ] 1 11 normal school. 

exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For expenses of the normal art school, a sum not exceeding Normal art 
fifteen hundred dollars. 



424 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 374. 



Charles river 
basin. 



Purchase of 
land in 
Arlington. 



Metropolitan 
water system. 



Boston state 
hospital. 

Danvers state 
hospital. 

Foxborough 
state hospital. 

Grafton state 
hospital. 

Gardner state 
colony. 

Massachusetts 
School for the 
Feeble-Minded. 



Medfield state 
hospital. 

Monson state 
hospital. 



Northampton, 
state hospital. 



Taunton state 
hospital. 

Westborough 
state hospital. 

Worcester 
state hospital. 

Wrentham 
state school. 



For the care of the Charles river basin, a sum not exceed- 
ing four thousand dollars, to be paid from the Charles River 
Basin JNIaintenance Fund. 

For the purchase by the metropolitan park commission of 
a piece of land in the town of Arlington upon which the 
option will expire in October, nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, one half of 
which amount shall be paid out of the ordinary revenue, and 
one half assessed upon the cities and towns in the metro- 
politan district, in accordance with the findings of the 
apportionment commission under the authority of chapter 
four hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and ninety-nine. 

For the maintenance and operation of the metropolitan 
water system, a sum not exceeding forty thousand dollars, 
to be paid from the assessments upon the cities and towns 
comprising the metropolitan water district. 

For the maintenance of the Boston state hospital, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the Danvers state hospital, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the Foxborough state hospital, a 
sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the Grafton state hospital, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the Gardner state colony, a sum 
not exceeding three thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the Massachusetts School for the 
Feeble-Minded, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars. 

For the maintenance of the Medfield state hospital, a sum 
not exceeding twenty thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the Monson state hospital, a sum 
not exceeding eleven thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the Northampton state hospital, 
a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the Taunton state hospital, a sum 
not exceeding nine thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the Westborough state hospital, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the Worcester state hospital, a 
sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the Wrentham state school, a sum 
not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 374. 425 

For the auditin.e: of municipal accounts, a sum not exceed- Aiuiiting 
ing five tliousand dollars, the same to be met by assessment accounts. 
upon municipaUties for which the work is done. 

For clerical services and incidental expenses in the office Commissioner 
of the commissioner of state aid and pensions made necessary pensk.ns?'cieru 
by the passage of the act providing for aid for dependents of ^^^ services, etc. 
soldiers of the German war, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
hundred dollars. 

For clerical services in connection with the work of com- Province laws. 
pleting the publication of the province laws, to be expended 
under the direction of the secretary of the commonwealth, a 
sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For the pension of a person retired by the metropolitan Metropolitan 
park commission, the sum of four hundred eighty-four dollars tenance Fund, 
and sixty-two cents, to be paid out of the Metropolitan Parks p^^^ion. 
Maintenance Fund. 

For clerical assistance in the office of the adjutant general, '^'^erarciericai 
a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars. assistance. 

For incidental and contingent ex])enses in the office of the Adjutant 
adjutant general, a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars, dental expenses. 

For expenses not otherwise provided for in connection Military 
with military accounts, a sum not exceeding five hundred '*'='=°""*^- 
dollars. 

For pay and allowances for officers and men of the land navaiforces, 
and naval forces under the charge of the adjutant general, pay. etc 
a sum not exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars. 

For necessary expenses of the board of dental examiners. Board of dental 

, "^ T n 1 1 1 1 11 examiners. 

a sum not exceeding live hundred dollars.^ 

For incidental and contingent ex-penses of the board of ag°r'ici°ure 
agricultm-e, including printing and furnishing extracts from 
the trespass laws, a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars. 

For the maintenance and operation of the metropolitan Metropolitan 
water system, in order to enable the board to pay ten per ten per cfnt'"' 
cent mcrease to the employees of said board, a sum not ex- emptoye^. 
ceeding twenty-four thousand dollars, to be paid out of the 
Metropolitan Water Maintenance Fund. 

For the maintenance and operation of the north metro- North Metro- 
politan sewerage system, to enable the board to pay ten per age'systexn^' 
cent increase for nine months to the employees of said incrSse'lS* 
board, a sum not exceeding ten thousand five hundred employees. 
dollars, to be paid out of the Metropolitan Sewerage Mainte- 
nance Fund, North System. 

For the maintenance and operation of the south metro- South metro- 
politan sewerage system, to enable the board to pay ten age'system,^"^' 



426 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 374. 



ten per cent 
increase to 
employees. 



Architects for 
plans. 



I^keville state 
sanatorium. 



Massachusetts 
hospital school. 



Woburn 
parkway. 



Auditor of the 
commonwealth. 



Board of com- 
missioners on 
fisheries and 
game. 



Fish hatcheries, 
bird and game 
preserves, etc. 



Board of regis- 
tration in 
optometry, 
compensation, 
etc. 



Board of regis- 
tration in 
optometry, 
clerical assist- 
ance, etc. 



per cent increase for nine months to the employees of said 
board, a smn not exceeding sixty-five hmidred dollars, to be 
paid out of the Metropolitan Sewerage Maintenance Fund, 
South System. 

For the payment of architects for plans furnished in 
accordance with the requirements of chapter five hmidred 
and twenty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
seven and acts in amendment thereof and in addition 
thereto, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

To provide for a building at the Lakeville state sanatorium 
to replace one that was destroyed by fire on the fourteenth 
day of May of the present year, a sum not exceeding thirteen 
hundred dollars. 

For expenses of the Massachusetts hospital school at 
Canton, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For the payment of an agreement of settlement for damages 
by reason of taking of land by the metropolitan park com- 
mission in Woburn for the Woburn parkway, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twelve hmidred and fifty dollars, one half of which 
shall be paid out of the ordinary revenue and one half as- 
sessed upon the cities and towns in the metropolitan district. 

For additional clerical assistance in the department of the 
auditor of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars, made necessary by additional work in 
consequence of the war. 

For travel and incidental office expenses, including printing 
and binding the annual report, of the board of commissioners 
on fisheries and game, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars. 

For the maintenance of fish hatcheries and propagation of 
food and game fish, the purchase of lobsters with eggs at- 
tached, the establishment of bird and game preserves and 
the maintenance of game farms for the protection and 
propagation of wild birds and quadrupeds, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars. 

For the compensation of members of the board of regis- 
tration in optometry, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred 
dollars; and for clerks and expenses of said board, one 
hundred sixty-one dollars and twenty-eight cents; said 
amomits being due on account of expenses necessarily in- 
curred during the year nineteen hundred and sixteen. 

For clerical assistance and office supplies for the board of 
registration in optometry, a sum not exceeding six hundred 
dollars. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 375. 427 

For printing and hijiding the annnal report of the table of ^ft^i! °prmting, 
aggregates, including lists of corporations for the use of ^^^v 
assessors, the sum of one hundred seventy-nine dollars and 
fifty-six cents. 

For valuation books for assessors of cities and towns, the Valuation 
sum of twenty-seven dollars and twenty-two cents. °° ^' 

For allowance to batteries of artillery of the volunteer Artillery. 
militia, a sum not exceeding twenty-four hundred dollars. 

For heat, light and power, including coal, water, gas and frm^h^t 
the removal of ashes, to be expended by the sergeant-at- ^"^h*^, power, 
arms at the state house, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars. 

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

Approved May 26, 1917. 

An Act in addition to the peeceding acts making nhn^^ 375 

APPROPRIATIONS FOR SUNDRY MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES ^' 

AUTHORIZED BY LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: t 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropriations. 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- mi°cSaneous 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, unless it is otherwise ^^p'^^^^^- 
specified herein, to wit : — 

For an investigation of the use of water from the Ipswich ipswich river. 
river, upon the approval of the state department of health, gaUon!"^^*'' 
as authorized by chapter seventy-three of the resolves of 
the present year, a sum not exceeding two himdred and 
fifty dollars. 

For exhibitions and other means of increasing public Fish and game 
interest in the protection of fish and game, upon the ap- ^^''>^'*'^"^- 
proval of the board of commissioners on fisheries and game, 
as authorized by chapter seventy-eight of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For a report on repairing the wharves and walls on Broad biLtn^^e^port 
and Lechmere canals in the Charles river basin, upon the ^har^ei'^'^tl 
approval of the metropolitan park commission, as authorized 
by chapter seventy-nine of the resolves of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars; to be assessed 
upon the cities and toAvns in the metropolitan parks dis- 
trict. 

For installing a direct connected generator at the Massa- Massachusetts 
chusetts reformatory, upon the approval of the director of [nstliun^'^^' 
the bureau of prisons, as authorized by chapter eighty-two generator. 



428 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 375. 



Henry A. Stone. 



Conserving flow 
of water in 
rivers and 
streams. 



Lowell textile 
school. 



French mission, 
entertainment. 



Industrial 
school for boys. 



Middlesex Fells 
parkway in 
Somerville, 
granolithic 
sidewalks. 



Water supplies, 
examination. 



Lyman school 
for boys. 



Hale's brook 
in Lowell. 



of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars. 

For an annuity for Henry A. Stone of Fall River, as au- 
thorized by chapter eighty-three of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding two hundred and sixty- 
five dollars. 

For obtaining data for use in conserving and equalizing 
the flow of water in rivers and streams, upon the approval of 
the commission on waterways and public lands, as authorized 
by chapter eighty-foiu* of the resolves of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding tlu-ee thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the Lowell textile school, the sum 
of fifty thousand dollars, and for building and improvements 
at said school, the sum of sixteen thousand eight hundred 
and twenty-five dollars, both sums to be paid to the trustees 
of the Lowell textile school, subject to the conditions of 
chapter eighty-five of the resolves of the present year. 

For the entertainment of the French mission to the L'nited 
States, upon the approval of the governor, as authorized by 
chapter eighty-six of the resolves of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding seven thousand dollars. 

For certain improvements at the industrial school for 
boys, upon the approval of the trustees of the JVIassachusetts 
training schools, as authorized by chapter eighty-eight of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
three himdred and forty-five dollars. 

For the construction of granolithic sidewalks along the 
westerly roadway of Middlesex Fells parkway in Somerville, 
upon the approval of the metropolitan park commission, as 
authorized by chapter eighty-nine of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars; 
the same to be assessed upon the cities and to^\^ls of the 
metropolitan parks district. 

For an examination of water supplies, upon the approval 
of the state department of health, as authorized by chapter 
ninety of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For the extension and repair of the cow barn at the Lyman 
school for boys, upon the approval of the trustees of the 
Massachusetts training schools, as authorized by chapter 
ninety-one of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding three thousand dollars. 

For a report on improving Hale's brook in the city of 
Lowell, upon the approval of the state department of health. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 375. 429 

as authorized by cliapter ninety-two of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, to 
be assessed upon the city of Lowell. 

For coal dumping facilities at the state farm, upon the state farm. 
appro\'al of the trustees of said institution, as authorized by 
chapter ninety-three of the resolves of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For an investigation of the advisability of amending and ^ dogs"'''^'"'^ 
supplementing the law relating to dogs, upon the approval 
of the special commission established by chapter one hun- 
dred aiid two of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For sewage filtration beds at the Westfield state sana- Westfieid state 
torium, upon the approval of the trustees of hospitals for 
consumptives, as authorized by chapter one hundred and 
three of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five hundred dollars. 

For the completion of a vacuum system at the North- Northampton 
ampton state hospital, upon the approval of the commission 
on mental diseases, as authorized by chapter ninety-seven of 
the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding seven- 
teen hundred and sixty dollars. 

For the purchase of land and certain improvements at the Wrentham 
Wrentham state school, upon the approval of the commission ^ '^ ^ 
on mental diseases, as authorized by chapter ninety-eight of 
the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars. 

For additional land and laundry equipment at the Gardner Gardner state 
state colony, upon the approval of the commission on mental '^° °"^' 
diseases, as authorized by chapter ninety-nine of the resolves 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding eighty-five hundred 
dollars. 

For certain improvements at the Medfield state hospital, totpHai'/*''**' 
upon the approval of the commission on mental diseases, as 
authorized by chapter ninety-six of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding twenty-four thousand 
two hundred and fifty dollars. 

For certain improvements at the Shrewsbury colony of the Shrewsbury 
Worcester state hospital, upon the approval of the com- terTtate 
mission on mental diseases, as authorized by chapter ninety- ^^^p'*^^^- 
five of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
eleven thousand three hundred and eighty-five dollars. 

For the purchase of certain equipment for the Monson Monson state 
state hospital, upon the approval of the commission on °^^^^^ ' 



430 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 375. 



Massachusetts 
hospital school. 



Martha's 
Vineyard reser- 
vation. 

Palmer 
hatchery. 

Wilbraham 
game farm. 



Westborough 
state hospital. 



Attorney-gen- 
eral, publishing 
opinions. 



Salem harbor, 
etc., survey 
of road along 
shores of. 



Claim for loss 
of horse. 



State house 

extension, 

alterations. 



mental diseases, as authorized by chapter one hundred of 
the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
six hundred and five dollars. 

For certain improvements at the Massachusetts hospital 
school, upon the approval of the trustees of said institution, 
as authorized by chapter one hundred and four of the re- 
solves of the present year, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars. 

For an addition to the superintendent's house at the 
Martha's Vineyard reservation, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars; for additions to the superintendent's 
house at the Palmer hatchery, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
hundred dollars; and for a barn at the Wilbraham game 
farm, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars, in addition 
to the appropriation for the same purpose made in the fiscal 
year nineteen hundred and sixteen, severally upon the 
approval of the commissioners on fisheries and game, as pro- 
vided by chapter one hundred and seven of the resolves of 
the present year. 

For certain improvements at the Westborough state 
hospital, upon the approval of the commission on mental 
diseases, as authorized by chapter ninety-four of the resolves 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding nine thousand 
dollars. 

For the expense of preparing for publication and publish- 
ing the opinions of the attorney-general, upon his approval, 
as authorized by chapter one hundred and eleven of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight 
hundred dollars. 

For a survey of a road along the shores of Salem harbor 
in the city of Salem and the town of Marblehead, upon the 
approval of the Massachusetts highway commission, as au- 
thorized by chapter one hundred and twelve of the resolves 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For the settlement of a claim for 'the loss of a horse, upon 
the approval of the adjutant general, as authorized by 
chapter one hundred and thirteen of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding one hundred and fifteen 
dollars. 

For making certain changes and alterations in the state 
house extension, upon the approval of the state house com- 
mission, as authorized by chapter three hundred and twenty- 
five of the Special Acts of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-four thousand dollars. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 375. 431 

For the disposition of sewage from the Worcester state Worcester state 
hospital, upon the approval of the commission on mental °'''"^"' 
diseases, as authorized by chapter three hundred and thirty- 
seven of the Special Acts of the present ^ear, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
an appropriation made in nineteen hmidred and sixteen for 
the same purpose. 

For tlie protection and preservation of the woods of Blue Blue Hiiis 
Hills reservation from damage by insects and tree diseases, '^^^^^"'^ '°°- 
upon the approval of the metropolitan park commission, as 
authorized by chapter three hundred and forty-five of the 
Special Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding forty- 
three thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the second assistant register of probate Salary, second 
and insolvency for the comity of Middlesex, as authorized register of 
by chapter two hundred and fourteen of the General Acts of fn°oivency, 
the present year, a sum not exceeding one hundred and six- ^'u^ty^'''' 
teen dollars, the same to be in addition to any appropriation 
heretofore made for the same purpose. 

For the salary of the second assistant district attorney for Salary, second 
the southeastern district, as authorized by chapter two trfct ^ttor^ney 
hundred and twenty-two of the General Acts of the present distdct''^'''*^'" 
year, a sum not exceeding one hundred and fifteen dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any appropriation heretofore 
made for the purpose. 

For the establishment of stations for the rearing of trout stations for 
in certain counties, upon the approval of the commissioners ""^^""^ 
on fisheries and game, as authorized by chapter two hundred 
and twenty-eight of the General Acts of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For the salary of a second district attorney for the eastern salary, second 
district, as authorized by chapter two hundred and twenty- fcflastern^di's''-^ 
nine of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not ex- *^"'^*' 
ceeding eight hundred and fifteen dollars. 

For the salary of the district attorney for the middle Salaries, dis- 
district, a sum not exceeding three hundred and thirty-five and^^^istanf 
dollars, and for the salarj^ of the assistant district attorney fifm^ddif'^"''^ 
for the middle district, a sum not exceeding two hundred <iistrict. 
and thirty dollars, both as authorized by chapter two hun- 
dred and fort3^-two of the General Acts of the present year, 
and both to be in addition to any amounts heretofore appro- 
priated for the said purposes. 

For the salary of the commissioner of weights and measures, salary, com- 
as authorized by chapter two hundred and forty-three of the weights^nd 



measures. 



432 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 376. 



Salary, state 
house post- 
master. 



Salary, John W. 
Locke, deputy 
tax commis- 



White pine 
blister rust, 
investigation, 
etc. 



General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred and eighty dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amounts heretofore appropriated for the purpose. 

For the salary of the postmaster of the state house, as 
authorized by chapter two himdred and forty-four of the 
General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred and twelve dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose. 

For the salary of John W. Locke, deput}' tax commissioner, 
as authorized by chapter two hundred and sixty-one of the 
General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred forty dollars and four cents, the same to be in 
addition to an appropriation already made for the salary of 
the deputy tax commissioner. 

For an investigation and suppression of the white pine 
blister rust, upon the approval of the secretary of the state 
board of agriculture, as authorized by chapter two hundred 
and sixty-three of the General Acts of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 

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

Approved May 26, 1917. 



Chap.37Q An Act in further addition to the preceding acts 

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR SUNDRY MISCELLANEOUS 
EXPENSES AUTHORIZED BY LAW. 

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, unless otherwise 
specified, to wit: — 

For certain improvements at the industrial school for girls, 
with the approval of the trustees of the Massachusetts 
training schools, as authorized by chapter one hundred and 
sixteen of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceed- 
ing sixty-three hundred dollars. 

For an investigation relative to a state normal school in 
the southeastern part of the commonwealth, with the ap- 
proval of the state board of education, as authorized by 
chapter one hundred and eighteen of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For an investigation as to the construction and mainte- 
nance of certain bridges over the Charles river, with the 
approval of the metropolitan park commission, as authorized 



Appropria- 
tions, sundry 
miscellaneous 
expenses. 



Industrial 
school for girls. 



State normal 
school in south- 
eastern Massa- 
chusetts. 



Charles river, 
certain bridges 
over. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 376. 433 

by chapter one hiuidred and nineteen of the resolves of the 
present year, a siini not exceeding one thousand dollars, to 
be paid from the Metropolitan Parks Maintenance Fund, 
Boulevards. 

For an investigation relative to a state highway from state highway 
Boston through IMilton, Qnincy, Braintrec and Holbrook to Br^kton°" 
Brockton, with tlie approval of the Massachusetts highway 
commission, as authorized by chapter one hundred and 
twenty of the resolves of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceedhig fi\e himdred dollars. 

For certain buildings and improvements at the Boston Boston state 
state hospital, with the approval of the commission on °^^^^^- 
mental diseases, as authorized by chapter one hundred and 
twenty-two of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding eighty-Tiine thousand eight hinidred and thirty- 
two dollars. 

For certain improvements at the Grafton state hospital, hoTpUal^*"**^ 
with the approval of the commission on mental diseases, as 
authorized by chapter one hundred and twenty-three of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
eight thousand one hundred and seventy-eight dollars. 

For certain improvements at the Foxboro state hospital, hos^ta?.^***^ 
with the approval of the commission on mental diseases, as 
authorized by chapter one hundred and twenty-four of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
eighty-one thousand five hundred dollars. 

For the services of experts and expenses of an investiga- Massachusetts 
tion of the Massachusetts commission for the blind, with the thrbiind°° 
approval of the supervisor of administration, as authorized 
by chapter one hundred and twenty-five of the resolves of 
the pr&sent year, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For buildings, equipment and maintenance of the market Market garden 
garden field station at Lexington, with the approval of the Lexington. 
trustees of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, as au- 
thorized by chapter one hundred and twenty-six of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars. 

For compensation and necessary expenses of the joint Committee on 

.1 ... ... p ,. taxation of 

special recess committee on taxation oi corporations, a sum corporations. 
not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars. 

For compensation and expenses of the joint special recess Committee on 
committee on the administration of the financial affairs of of the^financh^ 
the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand commonwialth. 
dollars. 



434 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 376. 



Settlement of 
certain claim, 
approval of 
adjutant 
general. 



Primary elec- 
tions for con- 
stitutional 
convention. 



Expenses of 
committees, 
etc. 



Printing blue 
book. 



Utilizing com- 
monwealth's 
land at Belcher- 
town. 



Commission on 
mental diseases, 
salaries of 
employees. 



Massachusetts 
School for the 
Feeble-Minded. 



Salary, second 
assistant dis- 
trict attorne.v 
for southern 
district. 



State board of 
agriculture, 
clerical 
assistance. 



Industrial acci- 
dent board, 
salaries, etc. 



For the settlement of a certain claim, with the approval of 
the adjutant general, as authorized by chapter one hundred 
and thirteen of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-five dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any appropriation heretofore made for the purpose. 

For the expenses of primary elections held in connection 
with the constitutional convention, with the approval of the 
secretary of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any appro- 
priation heretofore made for the purpose. 

For expenses of committees of the present general court, 
including the compensation of clerks and assistants, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand dollars, the same to be in addi- 
tion to any appropriation heretofore made for the purpose. 

For the printing of blue books, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to any appro- 
priation heretofore made for the purpose. 

For utilizing and developing land of the commonwealth at 
Belchertown by the labor of inmates, and including super- 
vision and maintenance of the same, with the approval of 
the trustees of the Wrentham state school, a sum not exceed- 
ing five thousand dollars. 

For the salaries and compensation of employees of the 
commission on mental diseases, a sum not exceeding four 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to am^ amounts 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose. 

For the maintenance of the Massachusetts School for the 
Feeble-Minded, with the approval of the trustees of said 
institution, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose. 

For the salary' of a second assistant district attorney for 
the southern district, as authorized by chapter two hundred 
and eighty-four of the general acts of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding seven hundred and thirty dollars. 

For additional clerical assistance for the state board of 
agriculture, as autliorized by chapter two hundred and 
eighty-six of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding tlu-ee hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of additional members of the industrial 
accident board, as authorized by chapter two hundred and 
ninety-seven of the General Acts of the present year, a siun 
not exceeding forty-five hundred dollars. 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 376. 435 

For the compensation of employees of the commonwealth compensation 
who enter the military or naval service of the United States commonw^it^ 
durin<,' the present war, as authorized by chapter three tery"?^n™vai' 
hundred and one of the General Acts of the present year, a service, etc. 
sum not exceeding five thousajid dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant district attorney for the Salary, 
northern district, as authorized by chapter three hundred trict attorney 
and four of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not cUsin°ct. ^"^^ 
exceeding three hundred and twelve dollars. 

For providing homesteads for citizens, with the approval f^r dull^s.^ 
of the homestead commission, as authorized by chapter three 
hundred and ten of the General Acts of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 

For providing an additional water supply for the Grafton Grafton stat« 

1^ . , ° . , 1 1 c 1 • • hospital. 

state hospital, with the approval oi the commission on 
mental diseases, as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
thirteen of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred and five thousand dollars. 

For the expense of investigation and building of a break- Breakwater on 
water or sea wall on the shores of Quincy bay, with the Quincy bay. 
approval of the commission on waterways and public lands, 
as authorized by chapter three hundred and sixty-three of 
the Special Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the letting of the contract Contract for 
for state printing, to be approved by the special commission expenses, 
thereon, as authorized by chapter one hundred and twenty- 
eight of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses, with the approval of the Mas- Massachusetts 
sachusetts bureau of immigration, as authorized by chapter migration, 
three hundred and twenty-one of the General Acts of the ^'''"®^' ^**=- 
present year, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For the compensation and expenses of the special com- Special com- 
mission appointed to investigate the problems relating to SrMit railway 
the street railways of the commonwealth, as authorized by p™^^®"^^- 
chapter one hundred and twenty-nine of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For the compensation and expenses of the special com- Special com- 
mission appointed to investigate the question of social SckUnsurance. 
insurance, as authorized by chapter one hundred and thirty 
of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars. 



436 



Special Acts, 1917. — Chap. 376. 



John E. Vogel. 



Massachusetts 
Agricultural 
College, main- 
tenance. 



Office of na- 
tional guard 
property and 
disbursing 
officer, etc. 



Massachusetts 
Agricultural 
College, power 
plant improve- 
ments. 



Massachusetts 
Agricultural 
College, equip- 
ment, etc. 



Salary, surgeon 
general of 
militia. 



Salaries, judges, 
registers and 
assistant regis- 
ters of probate 
and insolvency 
of certain 
counties. 



For compensation of John E. Vogel of Beverly, subject to 
the conditions as provided in