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SPECIAL ACTS 



RESOLVES 



PASSED BT THE 



^mtrul ^mxt of ^u^mthmtih, 



IN THE YEAR 



1918. 



PUBLISHED BY THE 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 

32 DERNE STREET. 

1918. 



SPECIAL ACTS AND RESOLVES 

OF 

MASSACHUSETTS 
1918 



SPECIAL ACTS. 



An Act making an appropriation for pay for soldiers Qhav. 1 

AND SAILORS FROM THIS COMMONWEALTH IN THE VOLUN- 
TEER SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES. 

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

Section 1. The sum of two hundred and fifty thousand Appropriation, 
dollars is hereby appropriated to be paid out of the treasury salkJrJ'^payln 
of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue for the present war. 
pay of soldiers and sailors as provided in section one of 
chapter two hundred and eleven of the General Acts of nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated or raised for this pur- 
pose. 

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

Approved January 4, 1918. 

An Act authorizing the town of wellesley to pay ^t q 

the cost of insuring the lives of its residents in ^* 
war service. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Wellesley is hereby authorized ^°]^^if ^^^ 
to expend a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars for pay for insur- 

J.1 „ . J 1 ^•e J J.V ing of residents 

the payment oi premiums and charges on lire and other in war service. 
kinds of insurance taken by residents of said town in the 
military and naval service of the United States under the 
provisions of federal law. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 7, 1918. 

An Act to authorize the town of whitman to refund Chap. 3 
certain indebtedness. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Whitman, for the purpose of '^^XmL may 
refunding twenty-five thousand dollars of indebtedness repre- refund certain 

" "■ indebtedness. 



6 Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 4, 5. 

sented by revenue notes of the year nineteen hundred and 
seventeen, is hereby authorized to incur indebtedness to that 
amount and to issue notes of the town therefor. Such 
notes shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning 
not more than one year after the date of the first note issued, 
as will extinguish the whole loan within five years from the 
date of the first note issued, and the amount of the annual 
payment in any year shall not be less than the amount of 
the principal payable in any subsequent year. The said 
notes shall bear on their face the words. Whitman Refunding 
Loan, Act of 1918, and shall bear such rates of interest as 
the treasurer and selectmen may determine. The amount 
required to pay the interest and principal maturing each 
year shall be raised by taxation, and shall, without further 
action of the town, be assessed by the assessors in the same 
manner as other taxes until the whole debt is extinguished. 
The proceeds, except premiums, shall be used only for the 
payment of revenue loans for the year nineteen hundred 
and seventeen now outstanding. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 8, 1918. 

Chap. 4 An Act to vALroATE the current annual meeting of 

THE TOWN OF WESTFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

weltUd cur Section 1. The annual meeting of the town of Westford, 

rent annual to be held February eleventh of the current year, shall not 

dLTed"^^^' be invalidated by reason of failure to post the warrant in 

accordance with the law and vote of said town, but may be 

legally held as if said warrant had been properly and legally 

posted. 

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

Approved February 8, 1918. 

[1913, 522.1 

Chap. 5 An Act to defer the retirement of john baker. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
John^Baker, Section 1. Johu Bakcr, employed as custodian of the 

deferred. ' military archives in the department of the adjutant general, 
and engaged in the important work of indexing the archives, 
who, under chapter five hundred and twenty-two of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, would be 
retired on March fifteenth, nineteen hundred and eighteen 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 6, 7. 7 

after thirty-three years of continuous service in the employ 
of the commonwealth, may because the exigencies of the 
service so require be retained by the adjutant general in 
said service and work until March fifteenth, nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-one, and shall perform such other duties as 
may be assigned to him. At retirement he shall be subject 
to the provisions and entitled to the benefits of chapter five 
hundred and thirty-two of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and eleven and acts in amendment thereof and in 
addition thereto, to the same extent as if his time of service 
had not been extended. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 11, 1918. 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum Chap. 6 

OF MONEY TO GILBERT H. SMITH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to city of Boston, 
pay to Gilbert H. Smith a sum not exceeding thirteen hun- Gilbert h. 
dred and thirty dollars and seventy-five cents to reimburse ""* 
him for expenses incurred for legal and stenographic services 
incident to the trial of his suit against said city to obtain re- 
instatement in the office of building inspector, from which 
he had been removed without good cause; and said pay- 
ment may be charged to the appropriation of the building 
department of said city. 

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

Approved February 11, 1918. 

An Act authorizing the city of Cambridge to retire Qfiap. 7 

AND PENSION ELLA A. LOTHROP. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Cambridge is hereby authorized bHdKe!rew 
to retire Ella A. Lothrop, clerk in the office of the registrars LoThrop.^"'' '^' 
of voters, on an annual pension not exceeding the sum of 
four hundred and ninety-four dollars, this sum being one 
half of her annual compensation 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be sub- 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- council, etc. 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 11, 1918, 

[Accepted March 7. 1918.1 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 8, 9, 10. 



Chap. 8 An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to 

PENSION HENRY C. RUSSELL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford is hereby author- 
ized to pay to Henry C. Russell, until recently employed in 
the street department of that city and a veteran of the civil 
war, a pension equal to one half of the compensation which 
he received from the city at the time of retirement. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the city councU of said city subject to the 
provisions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs 
prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current 
year. Approved February 11, 1918. 



City of New 
Bedford may 
pension Henry 
C. RusseU. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 
Proviso. 



CMp. 



City of Cam- 
bridge may 
pension El- 
bridge G. 
Stevens. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 
Proviso. 



9 An Act to authorize the city of Cambridge to pension 
elbridge g. stevens. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Cambridge is hereby authorized 
to retire, at his request, Elbridge G. Stevens, a cashier in 
the treasury department, on an annual pension equal to 
one half of the compensation paid to him at the time of his 
retirement. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 11, 1918. 

[Accepted February 21, 1918.] 



Chap. 10 An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to 

pension DAVID A. COBB. 



City of New- 
Bedford may 
p>en8ion David 
A. Cobb. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 
Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford is hereby author- 
ized to pay a pension of fifteen dollars a week, during his 
lifetime, to David A. Cobb, a member of the fire depart- 
ment who was permanently injured whUe in the performance 
of his duty. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter,^ provided such acceptance occurs prior 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 11, 1918. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 11, 12, 13. 9 



An Act to authorize the city of holyoke to pay an (JfiaT). 11 

ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF MICHAEL KELLEHER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Holyoke is hereby authorized to city of 
pay to the widow of Michael Kelleher, at the time of his pa°y^antMmty 
death a member of the fire department of said city, a smn Mid!fer°^ 
not exceeding three hundred dollars a year for five years. Keiieher. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance j^"^^®/^^^;;^ 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- council, etc. 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 11, 1918. 

[Accepted March 6, 1918.1 

An Act to authorize the city of holyoke to pension Chap. 12 

NELLIE CLIFFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The city of Holyoke is hereby authorized to city of 
retire Nellie Clifford, who has been an attendant at the ^en^on^i^nL 
Holyoke city farm for twenty-one years, on an annual cufford. 
pension of two hundred and sixty dollars, payable monthly. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- to be sub- 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior ™uncfi,^tcf^ 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. Proviso. 

Approved February 11, 1918. 

[Accepted March 13, 1918.] 

An Act to authorize the city of quincy to pension fihni) 13 

LAWRENCE KEEGAN. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The city of Quincy is hereby authorized to city of Quincy 
retire at his request Lawrence Keegan, a teamster in the Lawrencf °° 
street department, on an annual pension equal to one half Keegan. 
of the average compensation paid to him during the two 
years next prior to his retirement. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be sub- 
by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the pro- "un^i,*^tc!*^ 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior P""**^"^- 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved FebrvMry 11, 1918. 

(Accepted April 6, 1918.] 



10 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 14, 15. 



Chap. 14 An Act to authorize the heirs of ransom c. taylor 

TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN A BRIDGE OVER TREMONT 
STREET IN THE CITY OF WORCESTER. 



City of 

Worcester may 
permit heirs of 
Ransom C. 
Taylor to con- 
struct bridge 
over Tremont 
street. 



Restrictions. 



Damages, how- 
paid, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folio ivs: 

Section 1. Upon petition, and after seven days' notice 
inserted in at least three newspapers published in the city 
of Worcester, and a public hearing thereon, the board of 
aldermen of the city of Worcester may, by a two thirds vote, 
with the approval of the mayor, issue a permit to the heirs 
of Ransom C. Taylor, late of said Worcester, to build and 
maintain a bridge over Tremont street in said city, for the 
purpose of connecting the fifth stories of buildings occupied 
by them on opposite sides of the street, upon such conditions 
and subject to such restrictions as said board may prescribe- 
Any permit so issued may be revoked by vote of the board 
of aldermen, with the approval of the mayor. 

Section 2. Any bridge built under a permit granted as 
aforesaid shall be constructed and maintained at a height 
not less than eighteen feet above the grade line of the street 
and shall be not more than twelve feet in width, and no 
part of said bridge or of its supports shall rest on the surface 
of the street. 

Section 3. Any person^ whose property is damaged by 
reason of the construction and maintenance of a bridge as 
aforesaid may have the damages determined by a jury upon 
petition filed in the superior court within one year after the 
approval of the permit by the mayor, as above provided, 
and when so determined shall be paid by the heirs of the 
said Ransom C. Taylor. 

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

Approved Febritary 14, 1918. 



11900, 51; 1907, 125; 1908, 119.1 

Chap. 15 An Act to authorize the crompton and knowles loom 

WORKS TO maintain BRIDGES OVER WYMAN AND TAINTER 
STREETS IN THE CITY OF WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon petition and after seven days' notice 
inserted in at least three newspapers published in the city 
of Worcester, and a public hearing thereon, the board of 
aldermen of the city of Worcester may, by a two thirds vote, 



City of 

Worcester may 
permit the 
Crompton and 
Knowles Loom 
Works to con- 
struct bridges 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 16. 11 

with the approval of the mayor, issue a permit to the Cromp- over Wyman 
ton and Knowles Loom Works, of Worcester, a corporation, streets. 
to build and maintain a bridge over Wyman street and one 
over Tainter street in said city, for the purpose of connecting 
the buildings occupied by said corporation on opposite sides 
of said streets, upon such conditions and subject to such re- 
strictions as the said board may prescribe. Any permit 
so issued may be revoked by vote of the board of aldermen, 
with the approval of the mayor. 

Section 2. Any bridge built under a permit granted as Restrictions. 
aforesaid shall be constructed and maintained at a height 
not less than eighteen feet above the grade line of the street 
and shall be not more than twelve feet in width, and no part 
of said bridge or of its supports shall rest on the surface of 
the street. 

Section 3. Any person whose property is damaged by Damages, how 
reason of the construction and maintenance of a bridge as ^^^ ' '^ °' 
aforesaid may have the damages determined by a jury upon 
petition filed in the superior court within one year after the 
approval of the permit by the mayor, as above provided, 
and when so determined shall be paid by the said Crompton 
and Knowles Loom Works. 

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

Approved February 14, 1918. 

(1915, 292, Spec., 380, Spec] 

An Act to extend the time for certain construction nh^jj. ia 

and operation by the HAMPDEN RAILROAD CORPORA- ^' 

TION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folio ivs: 

Section 1. The time within which The Hampden Rail- Hampden Rail- 
road Corporation, incorporated under the general laws in tion, extension 
the year nineteen hundred and eleven, is required to locate tIinToVs°ruT" 
and complete its lines to Holyoke and Chicopee Falls, and *'°"- 
open them for use, is extended to the first day of July, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-one. 

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

Approved February I4, 1918. 



12 Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 17, 18, 19. 

Chap. 17 An Act making a further appropriation for pay for 

SOLDIERS AND SAILORS FROM TfflS COMMONWEALTH IN 
THE VOLUNTEER SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

4y£e°rs^and°' Section 1. The sum of two hundred and fifty thousand 
sailors' pay in dollars is hereby appropriated to be paid out of the treasury 
of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue for the 
pay of soldiers and sailors as provided in section one of 
chapter two hundred and eleven of the General Acts of 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated or raised for this purpose. 

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

Approved February I4, 1918. 

Chap. 18 An Act to authorize the Massachusetts highway com- 
mission TO EXPEND CERTAIN BALANCES OF APPROPRIA- 
TIONS HERETOFORE MADE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Massachusetts SECTION 1. The Massachusetts highway commission is 
mission may hereby authorized to expend during the years nineteen 
baiancMof" ^ hundred and eighteen, nineteen hundred and nineteen and 
proprratl^s. nineteen hundred and twenty the unexpended balance of 
the five million dollars authorized for the construction of 
state highways by chapter seven hundred and four of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twelve, and the unexpended 
balances of such appropriations or authorizations as have 
been heretofore made by the general court for the construc- 
tion of specific highways or routes, in accordance with -the 
several provisions of law originally authorizing said ex- 
penditures. 

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

Approved February 14, 1918. 

Chap. 19 An Act relative to the payment by the city of 

boston of a pension to WILLIAM E. STAPLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

1914, 112, § 1 Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and 

etc., amen e . .j.^g|^^g ^£ ^l^g ^^^^ q£ nineteen hundred and fourteen as 

amended by chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen is hereby 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 20, 21. 13 

further amended by striking out the last sentence and 
substituting the following: — The said payment by the city 
shall begin on the date of the approval of this act by the 
mayor, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The city City of Boston. 
council of the city of Boston, with the approval of the pension to 
mayor, is hereby authorized to pay annually to William E. stapfeT. 
Staples a sum equal to one half of the annual compensation 
which he received from the city as call man in the fire de- 
partment during the year prior to his retirement therefrom 
after twenty-three years and eleven months of service. 
The said payment by the city shall begin on the date of the ^^^^o^*^^^°g 
approval of this act by the mayor. of approval 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, y'^^^"'^- 

Approved February 14, 1918. 

[1917, 252, Spec.] 

An Act to legalize the conveyance of certain ceme- (jfidj)^ 20 

TERY PROPERTY BY THE FIRST CONGREGATIONALIST 
PARISH IN THE TOWN OF CHATHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The act of Solomon C. Atwood of Chatham, in the county Conveyance of 
of Barnstable, acting for, in the name of, and as the only tery'by Fi^st 
known surviving member of the First Congregationalist aUs'tPansC 
Parish in said Chatham, in conveying to, the Union Ceme- Chatham. 
tery, a corporation, by quitclaim deed dated August four- 
teenth, nineteen hundred and seventeen and duly recorded, 
certain cemetery lands in said Chatham, known as Union 
Cemetery, is hereby confirmed and made valid; and said 
deed is hereby declared to be a legal and valid conveyance 
by said parish to said corporation of the lands therein 
described. Approved February 14, 1918. 

11888, 374; 1889, 228, 346; 1890, 69, 82, 85, 253; 1891, 380; 1892, 149; 1897, 172; 1900, 114, 
115, 224; 1914, 372; 1915, 71, Spec, 171, Spec; 1917, 181, Spec, 182, Sped 

An Act to change the time of the inauguration of QfiQj)^ 21 

THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF WOBURN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The first sentence of section ten of chapter one hundred ^^g'^^^^ § ^''• 
and seventy-two of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety- 
seven, is hereby amended by striking out the words "at 
three o'clock in the afternoon", in the second and third 
lines, and substituting the words: — at eight o'clock in the 
evening, — so as to read as follows: — The mayor elect and City of Wo- 

burn, change 



14 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 22, 23, 24. 



augumHonoT the aldermen elect shall annually on the first Monday in 
ddermen.'^ January, at eight o'clock in the evening, meet and be sworn 
to the faithful discharge of their duties. 

Approved February 14, 1918. 

[1918, 87, Spec.] 



Chap. 22 An Act to authorize the city of haverhill to pension 

ALBION M. PERKINS. 



City of Haver- 
hill may pen- 
sion Albion M. 
Perkins. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 
Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Haverhill is hereby authorized to 
pay to Albion M. Perkins, in consideration of his faithful 
services as foreman in the street department for more than 
thirty years, a pension of thirty-five dollars a month during 
incapacity for work. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 14, 1918. 



Chap. 23 An Act to authorize the city of everett to pay a 

pension to lindley r. woods. 



City of Everett 
may pension 
Lindley R. 
Woods. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 
Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Everett is hereby authorized to 
pay to Lindley R. Woods, beginning with the first day of 
March in the current year, a pension equal to one half of the 
annual compensation which he received as superintendent of 
the water department of the said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 14, 1918. 



[1881, 192, 306; 1883, 135, 136; 1885, 243; 1888, 309; 1890, 248; 1892, 48; 1893, 335; 1894, 
95; 1912, 267, 340; 1913, 109.] 

Chap. 24 An Act relative to the tenure of the city engineer 

OF BROCKTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

tonftfnureo^' Section 1, In the year nineteen hundred and nineteen, 
en^neJr ^^^ every third year thereafter, the city of Brockton shall 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 25, 26. 15 

elect a city engineer in the manner provided in its charter, 
to serve for a term of three years from the date of his election, 
and until his successor is elected and qualified. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be sub- 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- council, etc. 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior p™^'^- 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 14, 1918. 

[1918, 25, Spec.) 
(1918, 24, Spec] 

An Act relative to the tenure of the collector of Qhap. 25 

TAXES OF BROCKTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In the year nineteen hundred and nineteen cityofBrock- 
and every third year thereafter, the city of Brockton shall cofiectoi^of ° 
elect a collector of taxes in the manner provided in its charter, *^®^" 
to serve for a term of three years from the date of his elec- 
tion, and until his successor is elected and qualified. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- council, etc. 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior ^'^°^'^- 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 14, 1918. 



An Act to provide for the reinstatement of clair p. Chap. 26 

CHAINEY IN THE REVERE POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The mayor of the city of Revere is hereby City of Revere, 
authorized to reinstate Clair P. Chainey as a member of the of ciair p. 
police department of said city without civil service exami- ^°^^" 
nation. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- rauncii, etc! ^ 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior P''°^'^°- 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 14, 1918. 

[Accepted March 19, 1918.] 



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Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 27. 



Chap. 27 An Act making appropriations for deficiencies in 

APPROPRIATIONS FOR CERTAIN EXPENSES AUTHORIZED IN 
THE YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN. 

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 certain expenses in 
excess of the appropriations therefor in the year nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, to wit : — 

For the purchase of paper used in printing for the com- 
monwealth, the sum of fifteen thousand two hundred fifty- 
nine dollars and one cent. 

For blank forms for town officers, thirty-seven dollars and 
thirty cents. 

For printing the Blue Book, the sum of four hundred 
ninety dollars and twenty-six cents. 

For the compensation of judges acting for others, two 
hundred and twenty-five dollars. 

For militia pay and allowances, fifty dollars. 

For the maintenance of armories of the first class, four 
hundred fifty-four dollars and twenty-three cents. 

For the prevention of forest fires, seven hundred nine dol- 
lars and fifty-five cents. 

For the maintenance of the Rutland state sanatorium, the 
sum of twenty-nine thousand two hundred ninety-six dollars 
and twenty-five cents. 

For the maintenance of the state infirmary, the sum of 
six thousand seven hundred ninety dollars and thirty-five 
cents. 

For the maintenance of the state industrial school for 
girls, the sum of six hundred seventy-four dollars and ninety- 
one cents. 

For the maintenance of the prison camp and hospital, the 
sum of seven hundred fourteen dollars and thirteen cents. 

For the maintenance of the state prison, the sum of twenty- 
four hundred seventy-four dollars and sixty-six cents. 

For the travelling expenses of the board of education, the 
sum of ninety-four dollars and sixty-two cents. 

For school registers and blanks, three hundred thirty dol- 
lars and nineteen cents. 

For county teachers' associations, the sum of two hundred 
dollars. 



Appropriations 
for deficiencies 
in 1917, 



Purchase of 
paper. 



Blank forms. 



Blue Book. 



Judges' 
compensation. 

Militia pay, 

etc. 

Armories. 

Forest fire 
prevention. 

Rutland state 
sanatorium. 



State infirmary. 



Industrial 
school for girls. 



Prison camp 
and hospital. 

State prison. 



Board of 
education. 

School reg- 
isters, etc. 

County 

teachers' 

associations. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 28, 29. 17 

For the payment of certain expenses authorized by the Saiary investi- 
governor and council in the investigation of certain salaries, ^'^*'°" '^''p'^"^^- 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved February 20, 1918. 

An Act to authorize the city of Cambridge to pay Chap. 28 

CERTAIN BILLS CONTRACTED BY CITY OFFICIALS IN EXCESS 
OF APPROPRIATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Cambridge is hereby authorized brMgfmaT 
to expend a sum not exceeding nine thousand five hundred ^?i[g*"''"*^'° 
dollars for the payment of bills incurred by its officers and 
departments, in excess of their respective appropriations, 
prior to April first, nineteen hundred and seventeen. 

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

Approved February 20, 1918. 

An Act to authorize the town of Norwood to refund qi^q^j) 29 

certain TEMPORARY LOANS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1 . The town of Norwood is hereby authorized Town of Nor- 

n I a • • 1 ' 1 I wood may re- 

to refund from time to time temporary loans made or to be fund certain 
made under authority of chapter seven hundred and nineteen losms!"^^'^^ 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen in anticipation 
of the issue of serial notes for the construction of a building 
for school purposes pursuant to the action of the town under 
article two of the warrant for the special town meeting held 
on the thirtieth day of January in the year nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, by the issue of other notes maturing within 
a period not exceeding three years from the date of the 
passage of this act: provided, hoivever, that there shall annu- Provisos, 
ally be raised by taxation and applied in reduction of such 
other notes so issued a sum equal to the amount which 
would have been required to be raised and applied if said 
serial notes were issued in accordance with the provisions 
of said chapter seven hundred and nineteen; and provided, 
further, that the time in which said serial notes shall be paid 
shall not be extended beyond the time fixed for their pay- 
ment in the vote authorizing their issue. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 20, 1918. 



18 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 30, 31, 



City of Pitts- 
field may pen- 
sion Jason N. 
Shepardson. 



Chap. 30 An Act to aitthorize the city of pittsfield to pensioist 

JASON N. SHEPARDSON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Pittsfield is hereby authorized 
to pay Jason N. Shepardson, who was in the sendee of said 
city or of the state for over twenty-eight years, and is now 
incapacitated, a pension of five hundred dollars a year, be- 
ginning with the first day of January, nineteen hundred 
and eighteen. His record of service is as follows: — six 
years as foreman and superintendent of streets, two years 
as probation officer, one year as constable, six years as 
deputy sheriff, and seven months as police officer, at the 
expiration of which time he was shot and obliged to retire 
from the force; two years on the district police force, and 
eleven years as registrar of voters. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 20, 1918. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 

Proviso. 



11889, 411; 1891, 217; 1895, 302; 1901, 308; 1904, 389; 1911, 732; 1912, 107.] 

Chap. 31 An Act to establish the tenure of certain officials 

of the city of pittsfield. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



1911, 732, Part 
I, § 20, etc., 
amended. 



City of Pitts- 
field, tenure of 



Section 1. Part I of chapter seven hundred and thirty- 
two of the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven, as affected 
by section one of chapter one hundred and seven of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twelve, is hereby further amended 
by striking out section twenty and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 20. The city council shall annu- 
eerudn" officials, ally, as soou after its organization as may be convenient, 
elect by joint ballot in convention, a city physician and a 
city solicitor, who shall be legal voters, and shall hold their 
offices for the term of one year from the first Monday of 
February then next ensuing, and until their successors shall 
be elected and qualified. In every third year, as now pro- 
vided by law, the city council shall elect by joint ballot in 
convention a city clerk and a city auditor, who shall be 
legal voters, and shall hold their offices for three years from 
the first Monday in February following their election and 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 32, 33. 19 

until their successors shall be elected and qualified. In the 
year nineteen hundred and nineteen, and in every third 
year thereafter, the city council shall, as soon after its 
organization as may be convenient, elect by joint ballot in 
convention, a city treasurer and a collector of taxes, who 
shall be legal voters, and shall hold their offices for the term 
of three years from the first Monday in February following 
their election, and until their successors shall be elected and 
qualified: provided, however, that any officer named in this Proviso. 
section may be removed at any time by the city council for 
sufficient cause. Vacancies occurring in the above named 
offices may be filled at any time in like manner for the un- 
expired term. The compensation of the officers mentioned 
in tlws section shall be that provided by the concurrent vote 
of the city council. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be sub- 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- mundx. etT^ 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior Proviso, 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 20, 1918. 

An Act to provide a Saturday half-holiday for Qhav 32 

CERTAIN employees OF THE CITY OF QUINCY." 

Be it enacted, etc., as folio ws: 

Section 1. Laborers, teamsters and mechanics em- city of Quincy. 
ployed by the city of Quincy shall hereafter receive a Saturday hoii'day for cer- 
half-hohday without loss of pay. ^^° employees. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of '^^ ^®/y^ 

i'(»/~v* 1 • 1 • • 1 i> i> niitted to 

the city 01 Qumcy at the next city election in the form of voters, etc. 
the followmg question to be placed on the official ballot: 
"Shall the laborers, teamsters and mechanics employed by 
the city of Quincy receive a Saturday half- 
holiday without loss of pay?" If a majority of 
the voters voting on the said question vote in the 
affirmative, this act shall thereupon take effect; otherwise 
it shall not take effect. Approved February 20, 1918. * 

An Act to authorize the city of lynn to construct a Qfi^jj 33 

HIGHWAY through PINE GROVE CEMETERY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn is hereby authorized toC'tyofLynn 
lay out and construct as a public highway under the pro- highway 

through Pine 



YES 




NO 





20 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 34, 35. 



Grove Ceme- 
tery. 
Proviso. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 

Proviso. 



visions of law, an extension of Parkland avenue to Quebec 
street through Pine Grove cemetery, provided that the ex- 
tension shall not exceed sixty feet in width within the said 
cemetery or be constructed through any part of the cemetery 
which is or has been used for burial purposes. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 20, 1918. 



Chap. 34 An Act to place the chief of the fire department 

OF the city of SPRINGFIELD UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE 
LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The chief of the fire department of the city 
of Springfield 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 the city of Springfield voting 
thereon at the state election in the current year. 

Approved February 20, 1918. 



City of Spring- 
field, fire chief 
under civil 
service laws. 

To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



Chap. 35 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay an 

annuity to the widow of FLORENCE J, DONOGHUE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
City of Boston SECTION 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 

mav pay an- . p i i i i i n t-» • » t-\. 

nuity to widow pay au annuity or three hundred dollars to Bessie A. Don- 
Donoghue^ ' ' oghuc, widow of Florcncc J. Donoghue, late a member of 
the fire department in that city, who died from exposure 
suffered in the performance of his duty; said pajnient to 
continue so long as she remains unmarried, and to be charged 
to the appropriation for fire department pensions and an- 
nuities. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 20, 1918. 

[Accepted April 23, 1918.] 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 

Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 36. 21 



[1917, 289, Spec.l 

An Act relative to the polling time at preliminary Chav. 36 

ELECTIONS IN THE CITY OF METHUEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., n^ follows: 

Section 1. Section eleven of chapter two hundred and l^/^'f^g^j^^ 
eighty-nine of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and 
seventeen is hereby amended by striking out the word 
"preliminary", in the eleventh line, and by inserting after 
the word "afternoon", in the fourteenth line, the following: 
— -The polls shall be opened at such time and for such 
period at all preliminary elections as shall be determined by 
the city council, — so as to read as follows: — Section 11. City of 
On the third Tuesday preceding every city election at poUinr^'me at 
which any officer mentioned in this act is to be elected, eiectSn"!"^^ 
there shall be held a preliminary election for the purpose of 
nominating candidates for such offices as, under the pro- 
visions of this act, are to be filled at such city election. 
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 ex- 
piration of forty days from the calling of the preliminary 
election, except as is otherwise provided herein. At every 
annual 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 polls 
shall be opened at such tune and for such period at all pre- 
liminary elections as shall be determined by the city council. 
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 otherwise specifically 
provided herein, but nothing herein shall be held to prohibit 
the sale of liquors on days of preliminary elections. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be sub- 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- rauncii.^etc!*^*' 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior Proviso. 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 20, 1918. 



22 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 37, 38. 



[1821,110; 1822,107; 1823,2; 1824,28,49: 1829.80; 1830,7; 1831,38; 1834.158; 1835,128; 
1838,123; 1850,167; 1851.337; 1852,266; 1853,354; 1854,448,449; 1862,64; 1870,337; 
1872,15,322; 1874,60,179; 1875,176.185.243; 1876.246; 1877,228; 1878, 243. 244; 1879, 
163,198; 1880,134,225; 1881,221,229,291; 1882.204; 1884,123,250; 1885,266,361; 1887. 
210; 1888, 286; 1889, 147, 337; 1890, 122, 418; 1892, 97, 314; 1893, 473; 1894, 276, 454; 
1895. 244, 449, 502; 1896, 204, 363, 393, 410, 547; 1897, 296, 361, 375, 395, 440; 1898, 227, 
410, 554, 558; 1899, 355; 1901, 400, 473; 1903, 426; 1904, 404; 1908, 292, 393, 398; 1909, 
486; 1912, 550; 1913, 484; 1914, 646, 730.) 

Chap. 37 An Act changing the form of nomination papers in 

ELECTIONS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifty-three of chapter four hundred and eighty-six 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, as amended by 
section four of chapter seven hundred and thirty of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and fourteen, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the following jurat at the end of the form 
of nomination paper therein prescribed : 



1909, 486, § 53, 
etc., amended. 



City of Boston, 
change of form 
of nomination 
papers in city 
elections. 



'commonwealth of MASSACHUSETTS. 



Boston, 



19 



Suffolk, ss. 

Then personally appeared _ who, I 

am satisfied, is one of the signers of the witliin nomination paper, 
and made oath that the statements therein contained are true to 
the best of his knowledge and belief and that his post office address 
is 

Before me. 

Justice of the Peace." 



Approved February 20, 1918. 

[1918, 93. Spec] 



Chap. 38 An Act to extend the provisions of the civil service 
laws to the superintendent of streets of the city 

OF CHICOPEE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. The civil service laws and regulations shall 
apply to the superintendent of streets of the city of Chicopee, 
but no examination shall be required of the present in- 
cumbent. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the qualified 
voters of said city at the next municipal election and shall 
take effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters 
voting thereon. Approved February 20, 1918. 



City of 
Chicopee, 
superintendent 
of streets 
under civil 
service laws. 

To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 39, 40, 41. 23 



(I860, 136; 1864, 209; 1866, 45; 1869, 347; 1882, 211; 1883, 46; 1895, 124; 1898, 86, 153; 
1902, 387; 1909, 448; 1910, 176; 1912, 247.] 

An Act to establish the salary of the mayor of the (jfiQ^jj 39 

CITY OF TAUNTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1. Section thirteen of chapter four hundred and ^^09, 448, § 13, 

.,», p • ^ ^ 1 ^ • • amended. 

lorty-eight 01 the acts or nineteen hundred and nine is 
hereby amended by striking out the word "twelve", in the 
first hue, and substituting the word : — twenty-five, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 13. The salary of the Cityofxaun- 
mayor shall be twenty-five hundred dollars per annum and mayor. '*'^^° 
the salary of each councilman shall be five hundred dollars 
per annum. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the qualified '^9^!'®/!'^' 

. , '■ . mitted to 

voters of the city of Taunton at the next municipal election voters, etc. 
and, if accepted by a majority of the said voters voting 
thereon, shall take effect at the beginning of the next mu- 
nicipal year; otherwise it shall not take effect. ■ 

Approved February 20, 1918. 

[1914, 780.] 

An Act relative to the rate of interest on certain (Jfiaj) 40 
bridge securities of the town of watertown. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Such bonds or notes as may hereafter be Town of 
issued by the town of Watertown under the provisions of Jl'te^onXVest 
chapter seven hundred and eighty of the acts of nineteen bridge'^s^ 
hundred and fourteen shall bear such rate of interest as its curities. 
treasurer, with the approval of a majority of the selectmen, s 

may determine. 

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

Approved February 25, 1918. 

[1918, 91, Spec] 

An Act relative to the annual meeting of the nhn^ 41 
united society of christian endeavor and of its 

BOARD OF trustees. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The United Society of Christian Endeavor united society 
is hereby authorized to hold its annual meeting, and also the Endelvor?" 
annual meeting of its board of trustees, at the time and Ingl^ilc.""^*" 



24 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 42, 43. 



place its international convention is held in any city or town 
in the United States or the Dominion of Canada; and any 
meeting so held, if otherwise conformable to law, shall be 
deemed to have the same legal effect for all purposes as if 
held within this commonwealth. 

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

Approved February 25, 1918. 



Chap. 42 An Act to authorize the town of great barrington 
TO take certain land for school purposes. 



Town of Great 
Barrington 
may take 
certain land 
for school 
purposes. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Great Barrington is hereby 
authorized, subject to the provisions of general law not in- 
consistent herewith, to acquire by purchase or otherwise 
land in said town not exceeding four acres in extent, to be 
used for the Justin Dewey school, said land adjoining that 
already held by the town for the same purpose. 

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

Approved February 25, 1918. 



[1837,160; 1852,255; 1853,322; 1856,290; 1861,12; 1865,153; 1866,89; 1868,13; 1872,157; 
1875,145,165; 1880,126,171; 1884,256; 1886,344; 1888,137,159; 1892,135,421; 1893, 
363; 1894,85,255,520; 1895,354; 1897,100; 1899,212; 1904,90; 1910,490.] 

Chap. 43 An Act relative to the use of income from the water 

WORKS OF THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The income received by the city of Cam- 
bridge from its water works shall be applied to meet the 
expenses incurred for maintenance and operation, renewals, 
extensions, additions and improvements of said works, 
interest, sinking fund and debt requirements. 

Section 2. The sinking fund requirements shall be calcu- 
lated annually and such an amount annually paid over to 
the sinking fund commissioners as, with its accumulations, 
together with the existing fund, will be sufficient to meet all 
water works debts issued and outstanding for which sinking 
funds are being acciunulated. 

Section 3. All acts and parts of acts requiring the pay- 
ment of a percentage of the debt and all unexpended balances 
into the sinking fund are hereby repealed except that the 
annual sums required as above shall be paid annually into 
the sinking fund, and if the income from the water works is 



City of Cam- 
bridge, use of 
income from 
water worlcs. 



Sinking fund 
requirements. 



Repeal. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 44, 45. 25 

insufficient to meet the expenses of maintaining and operating 
the same together with the interest, debt and sinking fund 
requirements, the deficit shall be raised by taxation and shall Deficit to be 
be assessed by the assessors in the same manner as other taxation. 
taxes. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 25, 1918. 

[1910,474; 1913,838; 1915, 247, Spec. ; 1916, 132, Spec; 1917, 170, Spec, 173, Spec] 

An Act relative to the rate of interest on certain n^n^j aa. 

SECURITIES OF THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Such bonds or notes as may hereafter be city of New 
issued by the city of New Bedford under the provisions of of^'intert^ron 
chapter four hundred and seventy-four of the acts of nine- tfes^'^'" secun- 
teen hundred and ten, as amended by chapter eight himdred 
and thirty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen, 
chapter two hundred and forty-seven of the Special Acts of 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, chapter one hundred and 
thirty-two of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, and chapters one hundred and seventy and one 
hundred and seventy-three of the Special Acts of nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, shall bear such rate of interest as 
the treasurer of said city with the approval of its mayor 
may determine. 

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

Approved February 25, 1918. 

[1907, 524; 1917, 269, Spec] 

An Act relative to the installation of water meters nhn^y 45 
IN the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of section one of chapter five city of Boston, 
hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred wat^r meters 
and seven shall not apply to the city of Boston for one year ^^f®"^®'^ 
after the taking effect of this act, in so far as the same re- 
quire the equipment with water meters of five per cent of 
water services in said city which were unmetered on the 
thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and seven. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon the tenth day Timeof 
of April, nineteen hundred and eighteen. 

Approved February 25, 1918. 



26 Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 46, 47. 



Chap. 46 An Act to provide a teacher's retirement allowance 

FOR JENNIE I. WARE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

drementa^^w- Jennie I. Ware, for thirty-nine years a teacher in the 
ance for Jennie pubHc schools of the common Wealth, the last twenty-five of 
which were in the public schools of Boston, shall, beginning 
with the first day of July, nineteen hundred and eighteen, 
receive the retirmg allowance that she would receive had 
she been eligible to join the state teachers' retirement associa- 
tion upon its estabhslunent and had then become a member 
thereof, and had she been retired by the teachers' retirement 
board on the date on which her resignation from the service 
of the public schools of Boston took effect, having contributed 
such regular assessments as she would have paid under the 
provisions of chapter eight hundred and thirty-two of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen and amendments 
thereof, from the time of said establishment to the date of 
Proviso. YiQY retirement, provided that she shall pay into the retire- 

ment fund of said association before July one, nineteen 
hmidred and eighteen, a sum equal to the total contributions 
which she would have paid had she actually been a member 
thereof during the said period, with interest thereon as de- 
termined by the teachers' retirement board. 

Approved February 25, 1918. 

Chap. 47 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pension 

JACOB SCHAFFER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

maypenfkfif" Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 
Jacob schaffer. pensiou Jacob Schaffer, a former member of the fire alarm 
service of the city who was permanently disabled by an 
injury received in the course of his employment and was 
discharged. The said pension shall be paid monthly and 
shall be equal to one half of the compensation which said 
Schaffer was receiving at the time of his discharge. 
To be sub- Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 

mitted to city . .,„.,. ,. , 

council, etc. by votc of the city council of said city subject to the pro- 
Proviso. visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior 

to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 25, 1918, 

[Accepted April 10, 1918.] 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 48, 49, 50. 27 



An Act to authorize the city of Worcester to (jhn^ 48 

PENSION DANIEL T. COURTNEY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester is hereby authorized wofc^ter ma 
to pay to Daniel T. Courtney, who after a service of more pension Daniel 

, • ^ J^^ 1 p 1 • T. Courtney. 

than twenty-seven years in the employ ot the city as a 
foreman in the street department, retired on account of 
blindness in nineteen hundred and seventeen, an annual 
pension of six hundred and twenty-four dollars, payable 
monthly. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- Sundi.^tc'^^ 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior Proviso, 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 25, 1918. 

[Accepted March 29, 1918,] 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to pension (Jfidj) 49 

THOMAS J. GORMAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1. Thomas J. Gorman, a clerk in the collector's city of Boston 
office of the city of Boston, shall, at his request, be retired Thomi^"j.°" 
from active service, and shall receive from said city an g°''™^- 
annual pension equal to one half of the compensation paid 
him at the time of retirement, provided that a physician, 
designated by the mayor of said city, certifies in writing 
that by reason of physical incapacity, he is unfit for further 
service. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be sub- 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- c"uncn *etc'^^ 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior Proviso, 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 25, 1918. 

[Accepted April 10, 1918.] 
[1913, 513.] 

An Act relative to the rate of interest on certain fii ra 

WATER securities OF THE TOWN OF WELLESLEY. ' ^' ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Such bonds or notes as may hereafter be Town of 
issued by the town of Wellesley under the provisions of SI'of '"'''' 



28 Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 51, 52. 

interest on chapter fivc liimdred and thirteen of the acts of nineteen 
securities. hundred and thirteen shall bear such rate of interest as its 

treasurer, with the approval of a majority of its water and 
municipal light commissioners, may determine, 
^bondi"***^* Section 2. The treasurer of said town, with the approval 
of a majority of its water and municipal light commissioners, 
is hereby authorized, without further action by the town, 
to determine the rate of interest on bonds pre\aously au- 
thorized by vote of the town taken in accordance with 
the pro\isions of said chapter five hundred and thirteen. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 26, 1918. 

(1918, 51, Spec] 
(1915, 301. Spec; 1918, 50, Spec] 

Chap. 51 An Act relative to the rate of interest on certain 

SEWERAGE SECURITIES OF THE TOWN OF WELLESLEY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Tov>w ^^ Section 1. Such bonds or notes as may hereafter be 
fix inter^t rate issucd by the towu of Wellcslcy under the pro\'isions of 
eragrsecurltres. cliaptcr tlircc huiidrcd and one of the Special Acts of nine- 
teen hundred and fifteen shall bear such rate of interest as 
its treasurer, with the approval of a majority of its selectmen, 
may determine. 
Rate ofinterest SECTION 2. The treasurer of said town, with the ap- 
proval of its selectmen, is hereby authorized, without further 
action by the town, to determine the rate of interest on 
bonds previously authorized by vote of the town taken in 
accordance with the provisions of said chapter three hun- 
dred and one. 

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

Approved February 26, 1918. 

Chap. 52 An Act relative to the interest on loans of the city 

OF boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

C'ty of Boston Section 1 . All loans hereafter negotiated by the city of 
est rate on Bostou shall bear such rate of interest, and the interest 
thereon shall be payable at such times, as the city auditor, 
the city treasurer, and the mayor may determiine. 

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

Approved February 26, 1918. 



loans. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 53, 54. 29 



(1828, 70; 1851, 23; 1854, 195; 1855, 71; 1859, 195; 1916, 281, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the warren institution for (JJidnj 53 

SAVINGS to hold ADDITIONAL REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY 
OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The Warren Institution for Savings, in- warren insti- 
corporated by chapter seventy of the acts of eighteen hun- ings°may'^hokr 
dred and twenty-eight, approved February twenty-first, estele°"''' ^"""^ 
eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby authorized to 
purchase and hold, and to invest in, real estate in the city 
of Boston to a value not exceeding five hundred thousand 
dollars. 

Section 2. Chapter two hundred and eighty-one of the 1916, 281 (sj. 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen is hereby re- '■®p®^'°'*- 
pealed. 

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

Approved February 26, 1918. 



[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, 66; 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; 1917, 340, Spec] ' 

An Act to extentd the veto power of the mayor of Chav 54 

THE city of LYNN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1. Section thirty-one of chapter three hundred I^IJ'^^^ '•^j^i, 

IP pio -lAi*' 1 , S ^^' amended. 

and forty oi the Special Acts oi nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen is hereby amended by striking out the words " mvolving 
the expenditure of money", in the second and third lines, and 
substituting the words: — relative to the affairs of the 
city, except the election of officers, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 31. Every order, ordinance, resolution or city of Lynn, 
vote adopted or passed by the city council, relative to the mayor"*"^°^ 
affairs of the city, except the election of officers, 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 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 presented to him. If 
the city council, notwithstanding such disapproval by the 



30 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 55, 56, 



mayor, shall again pass the order, ordinance, 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 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 26, 1918. 



Town of 
Bridgewater 
may impose 
■ewer assess- 
ments. 



Proviso. 



Chap . * 55 An Act to authorize the town of bridgew^ater to 

IMPOSE sewer assessments. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The town of Bridgewater, acting by its 
selectmen, is hereby authorized to collect from owners of 
estates benefited, which abut on ways, public or private, in 
which sewers have been or shall hereafter be laid, such pro- 
portion of the cost of constructing said sewers as the town 
shall determine, provided that no estate shall be deemed 
benefited until the sewer is constructed and in operation, 
and the amount assessed upon any particular estate shall be 
determined by, and shall not exceed, the value of the benefit 
to such estate from the construction of the sewer. All 
assessments made under the pro\isions of this act shall be 
subject to the provisions of chapter forty-nine of the Revised 
Laws and amendments thereof. That part of the cost of 
the sewers which is not paid by the abutters as aforesaid 
shall be paid by the town. 

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

Approved February 26, 1918. 



Chap. 56 An Act to provide for a commission to hold -and 
manage the high school stadium and athletic field 
in the city of haverhill. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. There shall be appointed a commission to be 
known as the Haverhill Stadium and Athletic Field Com- 
mission, consisting of five members, including the mayor of 
the city of Haverhill and the president of the school com- 
mittee ex officiis, and three others each of whom shall be 
elected annually on the first Monday in April by the mu- 
nicipal council for a term of three years, except that at the 
first election one shall be elected for the term of three years, 
one for a term of two years and one for a term of one year. 



Haverhill 
Stadium and 
Athletic Field 
Commission 
created. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 57. 31 

Section 2. The commission may acquire, in the name Commission 
of the city of Haverhill, the land which has heretofore been SrteirTiand! 
leased by the said city of Haverhill to the Haverhill High ''*''■ 
School Athletic Field Association, and also the structures 
thereon and hold, manage, control, lease or let the same for 
the purposes of high school and other athletics and other 
public events. 

Section 3. The city of Haverhill, for purpose of ac- Haverhiu 

, p 'ijj • .111 stadium Loaa. 

quirmg the aforesaid structures, may mcur mdebtedness not 
exceeding the sum of eighteen thousand dollars, and may 
issue bonds therefor, each issue constituting a separate loan. 
Such bonds shall be denominated on their face, Haverhill 
Stadium Loan, shall be signed by the city treasurer and 
countersigned by a majority of the municipal council of the 
city, shall bear interest at such rate as the municipal council 
shall determine, and shall be payable by such annual pay- 
ments, beginning not more than one year after the dates 
thereof, as will extinguish each loan within ten years after 
its date. The amount of such annual pa;yTnent 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 4. The revenue derived from the leasing or Revenue to be 
letting of said land shall be devoted to the following uses certain pur- 
and purposes, namely: — First: To the up-keep and main- ^°^^^' 
tenance of said land and the structures thereon. Second: 
To the payment of interest charges and the retirement of 
the bonds. Third: To the enlargement and improvement 
of the grounds and the development and encouragement of 
school athletics. Approved February 26, 1918. 

[1917, 157, Spec] 

An Act to revive the corporation known as the Chav. 57 

MILLETT SANATORIUM, INCORPORATED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

The Millett Sanatorium, Incorporated, a corporation Miiiett Sana- 
which was dissolved by chapter one hundred and fifty-seven re^dved. ""^ ' 
of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, is 
hereby revived with the same powers, duties and obliga- 
tions as if the said chapter had not been passed. 

Approved February 26, 1918. 



32 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 58, 59, 60. 



11912, 725; 1915, 235, Spec.; 1916, 255, Spec.. 346, Spec] 

Chap. 58 An Act to extend the time for completing the rail- 
road OF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD COR- 
PORATION. 



Southern New 
England liail- 
road Corpora- 
tion, time for 
completion 
extended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The time within which the Southern New England Rail- 
road Corporation may complete and open its railroad for 
use is hereby further extended to the thirty-first day of 
December in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-one. 

Approved February 26, 1918. 



City of 
Brockton, 
civil service 
laws extended 
to certain 
officers of fire 
department. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



Chap. 59 An Act to extend the civil service laws to the chief 

ENGINEER AND THE FIRST AND SECOND ENGINEERS OF 
THE BROCKTON FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The civil service laws and regulations, and 
all acts now or hereafter in force relating to the appointment 
and the removal of members of the Brockton fire department, 
not inconsistent herewith, shall apply to the chief engineer, 
and to the first and second assistant engineers of said de- 
partment, but no examination shall be required of the 
present incumbents. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
said city 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 February 26, 1918. 

[1916, 261, Spec; 1917, 166, Spec] 

Chap. 60 An Act relative to preferential voting at xe\v'ton 

CITY elections. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section six of chapter two hundred and sixty-one of the 

Special Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen is hereby 

amended by inserting after the word "office", where it 

occurs in the ninth and twenty-first lines, the words: — or, if 

no candidate receives a majority, — and by inserting after 

the word "combined", in the fifteenth line, the words: — 

or a plurality in said votes if there are only three candidates, 

City of — so as to read as follows : — Section 6. The city clerk 

preferential shall thcu determine the successful candidates in the follow- 

;S.^^''^ ing manner:- 



1916, 261 (S), 
§ 6, amended. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 60. 33 

The candidate or candidates for any office receiving a Successful 
majority of the first-choice votes cast for candidates for Swdeter-' 
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 candi- Provisos. 
dates who receive such a majority are fewer in number than 
the number of candidates to be elected to that office, or, if 
no candidate receives a majority, 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 com- 
bined or a plurality in said votes if there are only three 
candidates shall, to the number required and in the order of 
the number of first-choice and second-choice votes com- 
bined received by such candidates, beginning 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, or, if no 
candidate receives a majority, the other-choice votes re- 
ceived by each candidate w^ho shall not have been elected as 
aforesaid, shall then be added to the first-choice and the 
second-choice votes received by each such candidate, and a 
candidate or candidates, to the number required and in the 
order of the number of first-choice, second-choice and other- 
choice votes combined begiiming with the highest, shall be 
elected to that office. 

A tie between two or more candidates shall be decided in Tie vote 
favor of the one having the largest number of first-choice candidates, 
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, it "^'^^?''i*^^ 
shall mean more than one half of the total number of first- 
choice votes cast at such election and counted and returned 
as hereinbefore provided for candidates for the office in 
question: provided, that whenever the number of candidates Proviso, 
to be chosen to an office is two or more, such word "ma- 
jority" shall mean more tlian half the total number of 
ballots on which a first-choice was counted and returned for 
candidates for that office. Approved February 27, 1918. 



34 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 61, 62, 63. 



Town of 
Westborough, 

certain 
nomination 
papers for 
town officers 
validated. 



Chap. 61 An Act relative to certain nomination papers filed 

IN THE town of WESTBOROUGH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Nomination papers for town officers filed in 
the town of Westborough on or before the twentieth day of 
February in tlie current year shall be valid, notwithstanding 
any failure to comply with the provisions of section one 
hundred and ninety-nine of chapter eight hundred and 
thirty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen as 
amended by chapter eighty-two of the General Acts of nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen which require that all such 
nomination papers shall be submitted to the registrars on or 
before five o'clock on the afternoon of the Friday preceding 
the day on which they must be filed. 

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

Approved February 28, 1918. 



[1867, 334; 1871, 117; 1887, 167; 1896, 74.] 

Chap. 62 An Act to defijJe the number of the trustees of the 

CLARKE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF. 



The Clarke 
School for the 
Deaf, number 
of trustees 
defined. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1, The trustees of The Clarke School for the 
Deaf, incorporated by chapter three hundred and thirty-four 
of the acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, under the 
name of the Clarke Institution for Deaf Mutes, which name 
was changed by chapter seventy-four of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and ninety-six, shall be not more than fifteen nor 
less than nine in number. 

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

Approved March 1, 1918. 



Chap. 63 An Act to provide for promoting and stimulating the 

PRODUCTION AND CONSERVATION OF FOOD PRODUCTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There shall be allowed and paid out of the 
treasury of the commonwealth a sum not exceeding two 
hundred thousand dollars, to be expended under the direc- 
tion of the governor and council, for the purpose of promoting 
and stimulating the production and conservation of food 



Appropriation 
for conserva- 
tion of food 
products, etc. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 64, 65. 35 

products, and for like purposes growing out of the present 
war emergency. 

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

Approved March 1, 1918. 

11852,210; 1866,201; 1869,355; 1874,163; 1875,44; 1885,340; 1887,73; 1889,155; 1892, 
185; 1894,91; 1895,339; 1896,114,278; 1900,305; 1906,81; 1907,265,514; 1908,267, 
357; 1909,293; 1910,290; 1911,407,476,580; 1916, 114, Spec; 1917, 275, Spec] 

An Act to extend the time within which the city of (Jfidj)^ 54 

PITTSFIELD MAY EXTEND ITS WATER SUPPLY TO THE TOWN 
OF LANESBOROUGH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter two hundred and seventy-five of ^^a^'^^gJIed 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen is 
hereby amended by striking out the words "current year", 
in the last line, and substituting the words : — year nineteen 
hundred and eighteen, — so as to read as follows: — Section Time within 
2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by the seid may Ix- 
city council of said city, with the approval of the mayor: suppiy'to^'^ 
provided, such acceptance and approval occur on or before Lanesborough. 
December thirty-first in the year nineteen hundred and 
eighteen. Approved March 1, 1918. 



An Act to authorize the board of health of the town Qjidj) 55 

OF RUTLAND TO LICENSE PRIVATE HOSPITALS AND HOUSES 
FOR THE CARE OF TUBERCULOUS PATIENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of health of the town of Rutland r°^°J ^^^y 
may, upon an application in writing, license any suitable license private 
person or persons to maintain hospitals or private houses hospitals. 
in that town for the care and treatment of tuberculous 
patients. Licenses granted hereunder may be revoked at 
any time, and shall expire with the last day of the calendar 
year in which they are issued, but may be renewed. The 
said board may fix reasonable fees for the said licenses and 
renewals thereof. 

Section 2. Whoever maintains a hospital or private Penalty. 
house in the town of Rutland for the care or treatment of 
tuberculous patients unless the same is in charge of, or under 
the direct personal supervision of a licensee hereunder, shall 
be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars. 

Approved March 6, 1918. 



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Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 66, 67. 



City of 
Springfield 
may take land 
for school 
purposes. 



[1895, 211; 1896, 301; 1907, 342; 1917, 106, Spec, 302, Spec] 

Chap. 66 An Act to authorize the city of springfield to take 

LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The city of Springfield may take in fee, by 
vote of its city council, any land not appropriated to public 
uses and lying within the limits of that part of the city 
bounded by Berkshire street. Bay street, Boston Road, and 
Harvey street, and measuring five acres or less in area, for 
the purpose of erecting thereon a building or buildings to be 
used as a public school or schools, notwithstanding the pro- 
visions 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 March 7, 1918. 



Chap. 67 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance 

OF PARKS, PARKWAYS AND BOULEVARDS UNDER THE CON- 
TROL OF THE METROPOLITAN PARK COMMISSION AND FOR 
THE MAINTENANCE OF THE SEWERAGE AND WATER SYSTEMS 
UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE METROPOLITAN WATER AND 
SEWERAGE BOARD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be expended by the metropolitan park commission 
and the metropolitan water and sewerage board, for -the 
maintenance of parks, parkways and boulevards and for 
the expenses of the metropolitan water and sewerage systems 
during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of Novem- 
ber, nineteen hundred and eighteen, to wit: — 

1. For the care of the Charles river basin by the metro- 
politan park commission, an amount not exceeding one 
hundred sixty-seven thousand one hundred fourteen dollars 
and eighty-four cents, said amount to be provided for by 
assessment on certain cities and towns in the metropolitan 
parks district in accordance with the findings of the apportion- 
ment commission under authority of chapter four hundred 
and nineteen of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-nine. 



Appropria- 
tions, 

metropolitan 
parks, 
sewerage, 
and water 
systems. 



Charles river 
basin. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 67. 37 

2. For the maintenance of reservations under the direction Reservations. 
of the metropolitan park commission, a sum not exceeding 

five hundred twenty-three thousand six hundred forty-three 
dollars and thirteen cents; and for certain pensions, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand seventy-three dollars and 
seventy-five cents; to be assessed 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 eighteen 
hundred and ninety-nine. 

3. For the care and maintenance of boulevards and park- Boulevards 

1 1. .1 . 1-. 1 • . and parkways. 

ways m charge or the metropolitan park commission, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred seventy-three thousand three 
hundred eighty-five dollars and ninety cents, to be assessed 
upon 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 eighteen 
hundred and ninety-nine, to be in addition to the amount 
to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth as 
provided in the appropriation bUl for the maintenance of 
departments, etc. 

4. For the care and maintenance of the Nantasket beach ^g*"^^''®^ 
reservation by the metropolitan park commission, a sum not reservation. 
exceeding forty-eight thousand two hundred sixty-one dollars 

and sixty-five cents, the same to be provided for by assess- 
ment 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 eighteen hundred and ninety-nine. 

5. For the care and maintenance of Wellington bridge by Wellington 
the metropolitan park commission, a sum not exceeding nine " ^^' 
thousand four hundred two dollars and twenty cents, the 

same to be provided for by assessment upon certain cities 
and towns in the metropolitan parks district in accordance 
with the provisions of chapter two hundred and ninety-five 
of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen, the 
same to be in addition to the amount provided for in the 
appropriation bill for the maintenance of departments, etc. 

6. To enable the metropolitan park commission to provide Band concerts. 
band concerts in parks and other places under its control, 

at such times as it may determine during the present fiscal 
year, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. 

7. For the maintenance and operation of a system of ^oj-th 

,. , r. 111. metropolitan 

sewage disposal, a sum not exceeding two hundred thirty- sewage dis- 

posal. 



38 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 68, 69. 



South 

metropolitan 
sewage dis- 
posal. 



Metropolitan 
water system. 



five thousand seven hundred dollars, to be assessed upon the 
cities and towns included in what is known as the north 
metropolitan sewerage district. 

8. For the maintenance and operation of a system of 
sewage disposal, a sum not exceeding one hundred forty-five 
thousand eight hundred and sixty dollars, to be assessed 
upon the cities and towns included in what is known as the 
south metropolitan sewerage district. 

9. For the maintenance and operation of the metropolitan 
water system, to be assessed upon the cities and towns com- 
prising the metropolitan water district, a sum not exceeding 
six hundred one thousand five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved March 7, 1918, 



1891, 335, 
amended. 



§1, 



[1843, 28; 1891, 335.) 

Chap. 68 An Act to authorize the American oriental society to 

HOLD ALL ITS MEETINGS OUTSIDE THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter tliree hundred and 
thirty-five of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-one 
is hereby amended by striking out the words "provided, 
however, that said society shall meet within this common- 
wealth at least once in three years", in the fifth, sixth and 
seventh lines, so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The 
American Oriental Society, a corporation organized under 
the laws of this commonwealth, is hereby authorized to hold 
its meetings in any state or territory of the United States 
and in the District of Columbia, 

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

Approved March 7, 191C. 



American 
Oriental 
Society may 
hold meetings 
outside Com- 
monwealth. 



Chap. 69 An Act to authorize the city of salem to pension 

MICHAEL P. DUGAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Salem is hereby authorized to pay 
in monthly instalments to Michael P. Dugan, for many years 
engineer at the Salem pumping station, and now incapaci- 
tated, an annual pension not exceeding seven hundred and 
fifty dollars. 



City of 
Salem may 
pension 
Michael P. 
Dugan. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 70. 39 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be sub- 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- JSuncii.^etc'!^ 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior p'^°'^'^° 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved March 7, 1918. 

[1917, 118, Spec.] 

An Act to coNSOLroATE the Massachusetts baptist Sunday nhnj) yn 

SCHOOL association AND THE MASSACHUSETTS BAPTIST 
MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Massachusetts Baptist Sunday School g^t^'sun-'^ 
Association and the Massachusetts Baptist Missionary day school 
Society, corporations established under the laws of the com- andMassachu- 

1x1 1 1- "I'JxJ* J.' 1 setts Baptist 

monwealth, are hereby consolidated m one corporation under Missionary 
the name of the Massachusetts Baptist Convention, which ^SoMated. 
shall, in all respects, be a continuation of, and the lawful 
successor to, the corporations hereby consolidated, and all 
devises, bequests, conveyances and gifts heretofore or here- 
after made to either of said corporations, however described, 
and all the powers and privileges thereof, shall vest in said 
consolidated corporation, and all trusts now or hereafter 
vested in either of said corporations shall be preserved in- 
violate, and all provisions relating thereto shall have full 
force and effect in the said consolidated corporation. 

Section 2. The officers of the existing Massachusetts officers to 
Baptist Missionary Society shall be, until their successors etc. 
are chosen and qualified, the officers of the consolidated 
corporation, which shall be governed by the by-laws of said 
existing corporation until the same shall duly be superseded. 
The treasurer of The Massachusetts Baptist Sunday School Transferor 
Association is hereby authorized to execute all necessary 
papers and documents for effecting the transfer of the 
property of said last named corporation to the consolidated 
corporation. 

Section 3. The said consolidated corporation may receive May receive 
gifts in consideration of annual payments to be made by it hold proiij^ty 
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 



40 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 71, 72, 73. 



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. All gifts heretofore received by either corporation 
hereby consolidated in consideration of annual payments 
to be made by it to the donor or donors or to other designated 
persons may be held and enjoyed by the said consolidated 
corporation, subject to such annual payments, without ren- 
dering said property liable to taxation. 

Approved March 7, 1918. 



Chap. 71 An Act authorizing the city of springfield to acquire 

LAND IN THE TOWN OF LONGMEADOW FOR PARK PURPOSES. 



City of 
Springfield 
may acquire 
land in Long- 
meadow for 
park purposes. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. The city of Springfield, by its board of park 
commissioners, may take from time to time by gift or devise 
upon such conditions as said board may deem advisable, 
and hold in fee or otherwise, and maintain for the purpose of 
a public park, land lying within the town of liOngmeadow, 
subject however to the provisions of chapter twenty-eight 
of the Revised Laws and acts in amendment thereof or in 
addition thereto, in so far as the same may be applicable. 

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

Approved March 8, 1918. 



Chap. 72 An Act to authorize the appointment of john t. roche 

AS A PERMANENT POLICE OFFICER OF THE CITY OF NEWTON. 



City of 
Newton may 
appoint John 
T. Roche a 
permanent 
police officer. 



Be it enacted, 'as follows: 

The mayor of the city of Newton is hereby authorized to 
appoint John T. Roche a permanent police officer of that 
city. Approved March 8, 1918. 



[1865, 84; 1899, 137.] 

Chap. 73 An Act relative to the residence of the trustees of 

THE PRATT FREE SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. Section four of chapter eighty-four of the 
acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-five is hereby amended 
by striking out the words "said Titicut parish", in the fifth 
line, and substituting the words: — the town of Middle- 



1865, 84, § 4, 
amended. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 74. 41 

borough, — so as to read as follows : — Section 4- Any Pratt Free 

• "11 1 i» J J 1 mi 1 School, trustees 

vacancies occurring m said board ot trustees, may be lilled required to 
by a majority vote of the remaining trustees, at any meeting MidSeto^ough. 
called for that purpose: provided, that no person shall serve Proviso. 
as a trustee who is not a resident of the town of Middle- 
borough. 

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

Approved March 11, 1918. 

[1907, 485; 1908, 376, 514; 1909, 247; 1911, 612; 1912, 348.] 

An Act relative to the construction of sewerage (jfmr) 74 

WORKS within the WATERSHED OF THE CHARLES RIVER 
BASIN BY THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. No work shall be done by the city of Boston Construction 
in the construction of sewerage works within the watershed worll^twn 
of Stony Brook or other watershed areas tributary to the bi'stn wa^Jr-"^ 
Charles river basin above the Charles river dam between ^^^ ^y "*y 

T-> i/~ii'i • • Boston, 

Boston and Cambridge, except m accordance with plans approving 
which have been presented to, filed with, and approved by 
a board, hereinafter called the approving board, to consist 
of the state commissioner of health, the commissioner of 
health of the city of Boston, and the commissioner «of public 
works of said city, and the approving board may designate 
in writing such streets or areas as in its opinion should be 
provided witli works for the disposal of sewage and of surface 
or ground water. The officer or board having charge of the 
construction of sewerage works in the city of Boston shall, 
upon request of the approving board, file with the appro\ing 
board plans showing the works necessary to complete the 
separation of sewage from the storm water within the water- 
shed of Stony Brook and the other drainage areas herein 
described, or in such portions of said watershed and districts 
as the approving board may from time to time designate; 
and said officer or board shall, on or before the thirtieth day 
of November in each year, file witli the state department of 
health a statement and plan for record showing clearly the 
sewers, drains or other sewerage works which have been con- 
structed within the preceding twelve montlis. 

Section 2. The supreme judicial court and the superior Enforcement 
court shall have jurisdiction in equity, on the complaint °^*^''^*' 
of the state department of health or of any party in interest, 
to enforce the provisions of this act. 



42 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 75, 76, 77. 



Appropria- 
tion, pay 
for soldiers 
and sailors. 



^onJmay'bD Section 3. The city council of the city of Boston may, 
dty^^OT^'u^cii ^"^^^ ^^^^ approval of the mayor, make appropriations each 
year for doing any work contemplated by this act. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

A-pproved March 11, 1918. 

Chap. 75 An Act in addition to the acts making appropriations 

FOR PAY FOR SOLDIERS AND SAILORS FROM THIS COMMON- 
WEALTH IN THE VOLUNTEER SERVICE OF THE UNITED 
STATES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of five hundred thousand dollars is 
hereby appropriated to be paid out of the treasury of the 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue for the pay of 
soldiers and sailors as pro\dded in section one of chapter 
two hundred and eleven of tlie General Acts of nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated or raised for this purpose. 

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

Approved March 11, 1918. 

Chap. 76 An Act to authorize the city of lynn to retire and 

PENSION WARREN H. MCCLAIN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn is hereby authorized to 
retire Warren H. McClain, a foreman in the water depart- 
ment of the city, on an annual pension equal to one half of 
the annual compensation received by him at the time of 
retirement. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of the said city, subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved March 11, 1918. 

Chap. 77 An Act to authorize the county of essex to pay the 

BALANCE OF THE SALARY OF EDWARD B. GEORGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county of Essex is hereby authorized 
to pay to the widow of Edward B. George the balance of the 
salary for the year nineteen hundred and seventeen to which 
he would have been entitled if he had lived and continued to 



City of Lynn 
may retire 
and pension 
Warren H. 
McClain. 



To bo sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc., 
proviso. 



County of 
Essex may 
pay balance 
of salary of 
Edward B. 
George. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 78, 79. 43 

hold the office of clerk of courts for the county of Essex, in 
consideration of the faithful services rendered by him to the ^ 

said county as clerk of the Haverhill police court, of the 
superior court and of the supreme judicial court for the said 
county, covering a period of thirty-eight years. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Acceptance by 
by the county commissioners of the county of Essex. commissioners. 

Approved March 11, 1918. 

[1901, 504; 1906, 164.] 

An Act to consolidate the water and sewer depart- nhn^ 7c 

MENTS OF the TOWN OF AMESBURY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of water commissioners and the Town of 
board of sewer commissioners of the town of Amesbury are w^CT^a^ild' 
hereby abolished, and the powers and duties of the said departments 
boards shall hereafter pertain to a new board of three mem- consolidated. 
bers to be known as the water and sewer department, which 
shall in all respects be the successor of the boards hereby 
abolished. The members of the said department shall be 
nominated and elected by the town in the same manner as 
other town officers. Those first elected shall hold office for 
one, two, and three years, respectively, as the voters shall 
designate, and thereafter as the term of each member expires, 
his successor shall be chosen for a term of three years. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of '^° K^^b- 

•PI mitted to 

the town at the annual town meeting tor the current year, voters, etc. 
or at any subsequent meeting called for the purpose, and if 
accepted by a majority of the qualified voters voting thereon, 
shall take effect upon the election of the members of said 
department at the annual town election next following such 
acceptance. Approved March 11, 1918. 

An Act relative to pensioning call members of the nhnry jq 

FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. The selectmen of the town of Arlington, Town of 
upon the recommendation of the engineers of the fire depart- retire^and "'"'^ 
ment, shall retire from active service and pension any call cerlahTcaii 
member of the said department whom the town physician Bremen. 
certifies in writing to be permanently disabled, mentally 
or physically, from further performing duty as such member. 



44 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 80, 81. 



Proviso. 



Pensions. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



by reason of injuries sustained or illness incurred through 
no fault of his in the actual performance of duty; and any 
call member of said department who has performed faithful 
service therein for not less than twenty-five years, if in the 
judgment of the board of selectmen such member is disabled 
for useful service m the department: provided, however, 
that any call member who has performed faithful service 
for a term of twenty-five years and has attained the age of 
sixty years shall be retired upon .his own request. 

Section 2. The said town shall pay to retired call fire- 
men certified by the town physician as disabled under the 
provisions of section one the same pension payable to retired 
permanent firemen who performed similar duties. To all 
others retired under this act, it shall pay pensions equal to 
one half their annual compensation during their last year of 
service. All pensions hereunder shall be paid monthly. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the town of Arlington at a meeting called for the purpose 
by vote of two thirds of the voters present and voting thereon. 

Approved March 11, 1918. 



Chap. 80 An Act to provide a Saturday half-holiday for laborers 

AND OTHERS EMPLOYED BY THE CITY OF WALTHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 

Section 1. Laborers, teamsters and mechanics employed 
by the city of Waltham shall hereafter receive a half-holiday 
on Saturday without loss of pay. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the qualified 
voters of the said city at the city election in the current 
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 Waltham receive 
a half-holiday on Saturdays without loss of pay?" 

If a majority of the votes cast on said question 
are in the affirmative, this act shall thereupon take effect, 
but not otherwise. [Approved March 11, 1918. 



City of Wal- 
tham, Saturday 
half-holiday 
for certain 
employees. 

To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



When act 
takes effect. 



YES 


NO 



Chap. 81 



An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay an annuity 



to the widow of JOSEPH C. REISER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
City of Boston SECTION 1. The city of Boston may pay a sum uot cxcecd- 
^nm^y^to" ^"g scveuty-fivc doUars a month to Florence R. Reiser, the 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 82. 45 

widow of Joseph C. Reiser, late a member of the police depart- jjjjh c. 
ment of the said city who was murdered while in the discharge Reiser. 
of his duty. The said annuity shall be paid to the widow 
so long as she remains umnarried, but if she shall die at any 
time within sixteen years after the passage of this act, leaving 
any minor child or children of Joseph C. Reiser surviving, the 
said annuity shall continue to be paid for the benefit of such 
child or children as joint tenants until the expiration of six- 
teen years as aforesaid. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be sub- 
by vote of the city council of the said city, with the approval council, etc., 
of the mayor, provided that such acceptance occurs prior pr°"^'^o- 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved March 11, 1918. 

[Accepted March 26, 1918.] 



[1853, 70; 1855, 158; 1861, 140; 1885, 346; 1887, 229, 397, 400; 1888, 439; 1891, 276; 1894, 
420; 1895, 326; 1898, 91; 1899, 322; 1901, 468; 1902, 481; 1904, 447; 1907, 326; 1910, 
289; 1911, 621; 1914, 363.] 

An Act relative to the polling hours at primary (j^q^t.^ g2 

ELECTIONS IN THE CITY OF LAWRENCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . Section eight of Part II of chapter six hundred ^^^^i ff ^-^ g^ 
and twenty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven amended, 
is hereby amended by striking out the words "be opened at 
six o'clock in the forenoon and shall not be closed before 
four o'clock in the afternoon", in the second and third 
lines, and substituting the words : — be open during such 
hours as shall be fixed by the city council, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 8. At every preliminary election the City of 
polls shall be open during such hours as shall be fixed by the poiung hours 
city council, and, except as is otherwise provided in this act, eL^ueSs."^^ 
every such preliminary election shall be called by the same 
officers and held in the same manner as an annual city 
election. The polling places shall be designated, provided 
and furnished, and official ballots, special ballots, ballot 
boxes, voting lists, specimen ballots, blank forms, apparatus 
and supplies shall be provided for every such preliminary 
election, of the same number and kind and in the same manner 
as at an annual city election, and the same election officers 
shall officiate as at an annual city election. 

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

Approved March 16, 1918. 



46 Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 83, 84, 85, 86. 



[1915, 306, Spec] 

Chap. 83 An Act relative to the corporate purpose of the 

SHIRLEY-EUSTIS HOUSE ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

l^tf&e Section 1. The purpose of The Shirley-Eustis House 

TOT^mtl°°' Association, incorporated under chapter one hundred and 

purpose defined, tweuty-fivc of the Re\'ised Laws on February twenty-eighth, 

nineteen hundred and thirteen, shall be to purchase, preserve 

and maintain as an educational, historic and patriotic museum 

the Shirley-Eustis House, so-called, situated in Boston. 

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

Approved March 16, 1918. 

Chap. 84 An Act to establish a minimum wage for laborers 

employed by THE CITY OF WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

^w°iter '^^^ ^^^y council of the city of Worcester, with the approval 

may fix mini- of the mavor, is hereby authorized to establish bv ordinance 

mum wage for •• *". *. 

laborers. a mmimum wage for all city laborers, or for laborers in speci- 

fied departments. Approved March 16, 1918. 

Chap. 85 An Act authorizing the city of boston to reinstate 

EDWARD L. KENNEY IN THE PENAL INSTITUTIONS DEPART- 
MENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

may?iins°l^" SECTION 1. The city of. Boston may reinstate Edward 
Edward L. L, Kcnucy as an employee in its penal institutions depart- 

Kenney as an . "^ . ., . • . 

employee. mcnt without civil scrvicc cxammatiou. 

mkteVto' Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 

mayor. by the mayor of said city. Approved March 16, 1918. 

Chap. 86 An Act to authorize the city of lowell to pay a sum 

OF money to the widow of GEORGE TEEL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 
City of Lowell Section 1. The city of Lowell is hereby authorized to 
sum of money pay to Lucy Tecl, widow of George Teel, a former employee 

to widow of n"^! • 1 1 • I'll 111 

George Teel. oi the City, a sum cqual to the pension which he would have 
received had he lived and been granted the same in accordance 
with chapter four hundred and forty-seven of the acts of 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 87. 47 

nineteen hundred and twelve, from the date 'When he 
petitioned the city therefor, namely, March twenty-third, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, until the date of his death, 
October twenty-third, nineteen hundred and sixteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be sub- 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the provisions council, etc., 
of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior to the ^^°'^^- 
thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved March 16, 1918. 

[Accepted April 9, 1918.] 
[1918, 21, Spec] 

An Act to establish the board of health and charities Chap. 87 
IN the city of woburn. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The board of health and the offices of over- cityofvvobum, 
seers of the poor of the city of Woburn are hereby abolished, and overseers 
and in place thereof and in succession thereto there is hereby fshed? and° 
established a board to be known as the board of health and ^a'^chari'tfe^i*^ 
charities to consist of three members, one of whom shall be a established. 
physician practising in said city. The said board shall be 
vested with all the powers and duties heretofore exercised 
and performed by the board of health and the overseers of 
the poor, or hereafter given to or imposed upon boards of 
health and overseers of the poor of cities. 

Section 2. The mayor of the said city shall appoint, '^''•^®?pj 
prior to the first Monday in June, in the year nineteen hun- mayor. 
dred and eighteen, three members of tlie board hereby es- 
tablished to serve, for terms of one, two, and three years, 
respectively, and thereafter one member of said board shall 
be appointed annually by the mayor in the month of May 
to serve for the term of three years from the first Monday 
in June next ensuing and until his successor is appointed and 
qualified. The mayor shall annually designate one of the chairman. 
members of the said board as chairman. 

Section 3. The mayor shall also appoint an agent of the Agent to be 
said board, who shall be its secretary and administrative mayor.*^ ^ 
officer and shall perform such duties and have such powers 
as shall be specified from time to time by its rules. The 
board is hereby authorized to delegate to the agent from time 
to time any of its powers and duties, and the agent shall be 
subject to such instructions, rules and regulations as may be 
given or made by the board. The agent shall be appointed 



48 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 88, 89. 



Repeal. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



under and shall be subject to the civil service laws and 
regulations. 

Section 4. So much of section thirty-two of chapter one 
hundred and seventy-two of the acts of eighteen hundred and 
ninety-seven, entitled an act to re\ise the charter of the city 
of Woburn, as is inconsistent herewith is hereby repealed. 

Section 5. So much of this act as provides for the ap- 
pointment of the members of said board shall take effect 
upon its acceptance by vote of the city council of the city 
with the approval of the mayor. The remainder of the act 
shall take effect upon the appointment and qualification of 
the members of the board hereby established. 

Approved March 16, 1918. 



Chap. 88 An Act to validate the current annual town meeting 

OF THE TOWN OF STURBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. The acts and proceedings of the town of 
Sturbridge at the annual town meeting, or any adjournment 
thereof, in the current year, and all acts done in pursuance 
thereof, are hereby confirmed and made valid to the same 
extent as if the said meeting had been held and conducted in 
strict compliance with law. 

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

Approved March 18, 1918. 



Town of Stur- 
bridge, current 
annual town 
meeting 
validated. 



Trustees of 
the Home for 
Aged Men 
in the city of 
Brockton, 
incorporated. 



Chap. 89 An Act to incorporate the trustees of the home for 

AGED MEN IN THE CITY OF BROCKTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Francis B. Gardner, William A. Boyden 
and Warren A. Reed, trustees appointed under the will of 
Horace W. Howard and their successors in said trust, are 
hereby made a corporation under the name of the Trustees 
of the Home for Aged Men in the City of Brockton, for the 
purpose of erecting, establishing, managing and directing a 
home for aged men in the city of Brockton, with all the 
powers, privileges and exemptions and subject to all the 
duties, restrictions and liabilities set forth in all general 
laws now or hereafter in force relating to such corporations. 
Interest of Section 2. The interest of said trustees in the estate of 

trustees in 

Estate of Horacc W. Howard shall be exempt from the state mcome 

Howard ex- tax Icvicd duriug the year nineteen hundred and eighteen 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 90, 91, 92. 49 

under the provisions of chapter two hundred and sixty-nine empt from 
of tlie General Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen. for i9i8. 

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

Approved March 20, 1918. 

An Act to exempt george w. brown of newburyport Qfidj)^ qq 

FROM the provisions OF THE TEACHERS' RETIREMENT 
ACT REQUIRING RETIREMENT AT THE AGE OF SEVENTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of section six of chapter eight Br?^? exempt 
hundred and thirty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and from retire- 

, . ^ ^ . p , „, ,, ment under 

thirteen requiring the retirement or members oi the teachers teachers' retire- 
retirement association at the age of seventy shall not apply 
to George W. Brown, now principal of the Jackman grammar 
school in the city of Newburyport; but the said Brown may 
continue a member of the teachers' retirement association, 
subject otherwise to the provisions of said chapter. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 20, 1918. 

[1917, 299, Spec; 1918, 40, Spec] 

An Act relative to the rate of interest on certain QJiQfn 91 

SECURITIES of THE TOWN OF WATERTOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Section 1. Bonds or notes of the town of Watertown Town of 
hereafter issued under the provisions of chapter two hundred interlstTrt'e 
and ninety-nine of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and sec^itkis'! 
seventeen shall bear interest at a rate to be determined by 
its treasurer and approved by a majority of the board of 
selectmen. 

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

Approved March 20, 1918. 

An Act to authorize the county of Norfolk to pay a nhnri 92 

SUM OF MONEY TO THE DEPENDENT SISTER OF THE LATE 
ADOLPH F. A. SCHULZ. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county of Norfolk is hereby authorized S'"?*,]^"^ 
to pay to Georgiana E. Schulz, dependent sister of the late pay sum of 
Adolph F. A. Schulz, a sum of money not exceeding seven Tiate AdXh'^ 
hundred dollars. The said sum represents the balance of ^' ^- ^''^'^^- 



50 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 93. 



Acceptance 
by Norfolk 
county com- 
missioners. 



the year's salary which would have been paid to the said 
Adolph F. A. Schulz as probation officer of the district court 
of northern Norfolk had he lived and served for the remainder 
of the year nineteen hundred and seventeen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the county commissioners of the county of Norfolk, 

Approved March 20, 1918. 



City of Boston, 

assessing 

department 

reorganized. 



Mayor to 
appoint, etc., 
assessors. 



[1918, 37, Spec] 

Chap. 93 An Act to reorganize the assessing department of the 

CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The assessing department of the city of 
Boston shall hereafter be under the direction of a board of 
three assessors who shall exercise the powers and perform the 
duties of assessors of taxes. 

Section 2. The mayor of the city shall appoint, and may 
at any time remove, in accordance \vith the provisions of 
chapter four hundred and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and nine, three assessors to hold office for terms 
of one, two, and three years, respectively, beginning with the 
first day of April in the current year. As the term of each 
assessor expires, the mayor in like manner shall appoint his 
successor for a term of three years from the first day of April 
in the year of appointment. The mayor shall also fill any 
vacancy for the unexpired term. The mayor shall designate 
the chairman of the board who shall receive an annual salary 
of five thousand dollars; the two other members of the board 
shall each receive an annual salary of forty-five hundred 
dollars. 

Section 3. The mayor may also appoint, for a term of 
three years from the first day of April in tlie year of appoint- 
ment, and may at any time remove, in accordance with tlie 
provisions of said chapter four hundred and eighty-six, such 
deputy assessors as may be necessary, not exceeding five in 
number. Appointments at the expiration of a term or to 
fill vacancies shall be made in like manner. Each deputy 
assessor shall receive an annual salary of thirty-five hundred 
dollars, and shall perform such duties as the board of assessors 
may prescribe. 

Section 4. The board of assessors may, subject to the 
approval of the mayor, appoint and remove such assistant 
assessors as the work of the department requires, and each 



Mayor may 
appoint, etc., 
deputy as- 
sessors. 



Board of 
assessors may 
appoint or 
remove assist- 
ant assessors. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 93. 51 

assistant assessor shall receive annually a sum not exceeding 

twelve hundred dollars as compensation for such services as 

the board of assessors may prescribe. Such appointments 

may be made from persons now ser\dng as first assistant 

assessors or who have within six years of the passage of this 

act so served, or from the cIaiI ser\'ice list of persons eligible. 

The board of assessors may also, subject to the approval he^d°derk?etc*^^ 

of the mayor, appoint and fix the compensation of a head 

clerk, and such other clerks and employees as may be found 

necessary. 

Section 5. For the purpose of assessing poll taxes, the Listing board 
listing board of the city shall furnish the board of assessors a^e^rewith 
•with, copies of the lists made for the use of the election com- mad?for dec- 
missioners of the city and prepared by the listing board under s|onere°etc^" 
the provisions of sections eight, nine, and ten of chapter 
twenty-nine of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and 
seventeen, and the board of assessors shall assess to every 
such person whose name appears thereon a poll tax, and shall 
not be required to make the lists provided for by section 
fifteen of chapter eight hundred and thirty-five of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and thirteen, and acts in amendment 
thereof or in addition thereto. The election commissioners 
shall also certify to the board of assessors the names of all per- 
sons resident in Boston on the first day of April subsequently 
placed on such lists in accordance with the provisions of 
section eleven of said chapter twenty-nine, and the assessors 
shall have the same powers to assess such persons as are 
granted to tlie assessors under the pro\'isions of chapter one 
hundred and sixty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twelve. Nothing in this section shall be construed to abridge 
the powers and duties of the assessors in the assessment, 
collection, and abatement of poll taxes, except as is herein 
expressly provided. 

Section 6. The oath required of a person, firm or corpo- oath required 
ration bringing in the lists specified in section forty-one of mfmstered by 
Part I of chapter four hundred and ninety of tlie acts of '="*^'" persons. 
nineteen hundred and nine and m the amendments thereof, 
may be administered by any of tlie board of assessors, by 
any of the deputy assessors, or by the head clerk, or by any 
notary public whose jurat shall be duly authenticated by his 
seal, or said oath may be administered in this commonwealth 
by a justice of the peace. 

Section 7. So much of this act as provides for the ap- when act 
pointment of a board of three assessors, for the appointment 



52 Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 94, 95. 

of deputy assessors, for the furnishing of lists by the Hsting 
board, and for the administering of oaths, shall take effect 
upon its passage; all other provisions shall take effect upon 
the qualification of the board of assessors, foUo^ving the 
app^o^^al of their appointment by the ci\al ser\ace commission. 

Approved March 23, 1918. 

[1918, 94, Spec] 



[1918, 93, Spec] 

Chap. 94 An Act relative to the term of office of the >l\yor 

OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
1909, 486 § 45, Section 1 . Sectiou f ortA'-fivc of chapter four hundred and 

amended. . <• i n • "' i i i • • i i 

eighty-six of the acts of nmeteen hundred and nme is hereby 
amended by striking out the words " , except as hereinafter 
provided", at the end thereof, and substituting the words: 
— -and shall not be eligible for election for the succeeding 
Cityof B^ton term, — so as to read as follows: — Section 45. The mayor 
mayor. of the city of Boston shall be elected at large to hold oflBce 

for the term of four years from tlie first Monday in February 
following his election and until his successor is chosen and 
qualified and shall not be eligible for election for the succeed- 
ing term. 
Repeal. Section 2. Scctiou forty-six of said chapter four hundred 

and eighty-six as amended by section two of chapter seven 
hundred and thirty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fourteen is hereby repealed. Approved March 25, 1918. 

Chap. 95 An Act in .\ddition to an act al'V.king appropriations 

FOR SUNDRY MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES AUTHORIZED BY 
LAW. 

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

ations, sundry - - ■ •• ■• 



LisoeUaneous printed, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
expenses. fj-QYa the Ordinary revenue, unless otherwise speciJSed, to 

wit: — 
Certain special For authorizing the chief of the district police to reimburse 

police oincers . . , ' ^ i' m J 

reimbursed ccrtam pcrsous appomtcd as special police omcers under 
authority of chapter forty-three of the General Acts of nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen for loss of wages due to their 
relinquishment of other employment, a sum not exceeding 



for loss of 
wages 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 95. 53 

one thousand dollars, as authorized by chapter twenty-one 
of the resolves of the present year. 

For the payment of certain expenses contracted by the Constitutional 
constitutional convention in excess of the appropriation ^"^dces'and 
therefor for stenographic work, clerical services and printing, P"°ti°g- 
a sum not exceeding two thousand seven hundred thirty-five 
dollars and forty-one cents, as authorized by chapter twenty- 
two of the resolves of the present year. 

To provide for certain recess expenses of the constitutional Recess 

• 1 1111 • 1 1 expenses. ■ 

convention, to be expended by the committee on rules and 
procedure, subject to the approval of the governor and council, 
a sum not exceeding seven thousand nine hundred and forty- 
five dollars, as authorized by chapter twenty-three of the 
resolves of the present year. 

For the expenses of the investigation relative to the use ipswich river, 
of water from the Ipswich river, as required by chapter "xpensrs'^of ' 
seventy-three of the resolves of the year nmeteen hundred investigation. 
and seventeen, the time within which the state department 
of health should report to tlie general court the results thereof 
having been extended, a sum not exceeding seven hundred 
and fifty dollars, the same to be in addition to the sum pro- 
vided for by said chapter seventy-three, as authorized Tay 
chapter twenty-six of the resolves of the present year. 

For contingent expenses of the bureau of statistics, for the Bureau of 

o ,• ,• ••• I'll- p statistics, 

purpose or meeting certain printing bills in excess oi appro- contingent 
priations therefor, the sum of two hundred fifteen dollars ^''p®'^^®^- 
and thirteen cents. 

For certain expenses at the Northampton state hospital ^"[g^^pg'^ta" 
incurred by the superintendent thereof during the year nine- 
teen hundred and sixteen, the appropriation for which has 
reverted to the treasury, as provided by law, the sum of thirty- 
one dollars and twenty-five cents. 

For Peter P. Monahan, the sum of three hundred twenty- Peter p. 
nine dollars and seventy-one cents, as authorized by chapter 
twenty-seven of the resolves of the present year. 

For the trustees of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, soicUers' 
the sum of one hundred and thirty-six thousand seven hun- MaSlciTusetts. 
dred dollars, as authorized by chapter twenty-eight of the 
resolves of the present year. 

To provide for the instruction of the adult blind at their instruction of 
homes, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, as au- ^'^"^* ^^'°^" 
thorized by chapter fifty-five of the General Acts of the 
present year, to be in addition to any amounts heretofore 
appropriated for the same purpose. 



54 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 96. 



Legislative 
bulletins and 
documents, 
expenses of 
mailing. 



Travel of 
senators. 



Travel of rep- 
resentatives. 



Travel of door- 
keepers, etc., 
of general 
court. 



Table of 
changes in 
blue book, etc. 



For services other than personal, including mailing to sub- 
scribers the legislative bulletin and certain other legislative 
documents by the sergeant-at-arms, as provided by chapter 
fifty-nine of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred dollars, to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the same purpose. 

For additional compensation for travel of senators, a sum 
not exceeding eight hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter 
sixty-two of the General Acts of the present year. 

For additional compensation for travel of representatives, 
a sum not exceeding four thousand three hundred dollars, 
as authorized by said chapter sixty-two. 

For the compensation for travel of the doorkeepers, 
assistant doorkeepers and messengers of the general court, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-four hundred dollars, as authorized 
by chapter sixty-six of the General Acts of the present year. 

For tables of changes in the blue book of nineteen hundred 
and seventeen and binding one hundred copies of each of 
the two volumes in full sheep, the sum of five hundred 
fifty-eight dollars and fifty cents, said amount being in excess 
of the appropriation therefor. 

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

Approved March 26, 1918. 



Chap. 96 An Act MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR SUNDRY MISCELLANEOUS 

EXPENSES AUTHORIZED BY LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

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

For annuities to Sarah B. Pocknett and Rebecca C. 
Hammond of Mashpee, the sum of tliree hundred dollars, as 
authorized by chapter three of the resolves of the present 
year. 

For an annuity for the benefit of Alice Gigger of Chelsea, 
the sum of one hundred eighteen dollars and seventy-five 
cents, as authorized by chapter nine of the resolves of the 
present year. 

For an annuity for Charles F. Pidgin of Brookline, the 
sum of five hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter ten of 
the resolves of the present year. 



Appropri- 
ations, sundry 
miscellaneous 
expenses. 



Annuities, 
Sarah B. 
Pocknett and 
Rebecca C. 
Hammond. 



Annuity to 
Alice Gigger. 



Annuity to 
Charles F. 
Pidgin. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 96. 55 

For Edmund F. Merriam of Brookline, a sum not exceeding Edmund f. 
fifty dollars and forty cents, as autliorized by chapter thirteen ^"'^'"■ 
of the resolves of the present year. 

For Thomas Nelson Perkins, Stedman Buttrick and ^ifo'firrgl' 
George H. Morrill, trustees under the will of George H. h. Momii. 
Morrill, late of Norwood, a sum not exceeding nineteen 
hundred seventy-five dollars and sixty-eight cents, as au- 
thorized by chapter fourteen of the resolves of the present 
year. 

For the Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, chlritfbif "^ 
the sum of forty-five thousand dollars, as authorized by Eye and Ear 
chapter fifteen of the resolves of the present year. 

For the New England Industrial School for Deaf Mutes, New England 
the sum of thirty-ifive hmidred dollars, as authorized by schwi?or 
chapter sixteen of the resolves of the present year. ^"^^ ^^'^^^^' 

For printing the report of the insurance commissioner, insurance com- 
the sum of nine hundred ninety-tliree dollars and seventeen printi*ng report. 
cents, this amount being in excess of the appropriation 
therefor. 

For compensation and expenses of the recess commission Sociaiinsur- 

. ., . ' 1-11 I I 11 ^ice commis- 

on social msurance, as authorized by chapter one nunared sion, compen- 
and thirty of the resolves of nineteen hundred and seventeen, expenses'! 
a sum not exceeding thirteen hundred dollars, this amount 
being in excess of the appropriations heretofore made for 
the expenses of said commission. 

For Caroline L. Howard for damages, expenses and interest, Caroline l. 
the sum of fourteen hundred eleven dollars and ninety cents, ment for 
being the award of the commission on waterways and public dlm^'ages^'' 
lands for damages to her land in the construction by the com- 
monwealth of a sea-wall between Gun Rock and Green Hill 
in the town of Hull, as authorized by chapter one hundred 
and eight of the resolves of nineteen hundred and seventeen. 

For incidental expenses in the office of the state treasurer. Treasurer and 
the sum of fifty-two dollars and sixty cents, being for rubber eratlncidlntai 
stamps and other purchases made by him during the years expenses. 
nineteen hundred and fifteen and nineteen hundred and 
sixteen the bill for which was not rendered in time to be paid 
out of the appropriations for those years, the said appropria- 
tions having reverted to the treasury in accordance with the 
general laws of the commonwealth. 

For examination of certain recruits of the national guard ^f^rufts°° 
for the fiscal years nineteen hundred and fourteen, nineteen national guard. 
hundred and fifteen, and nineteen hundred and sixteen, the 
sum of one hundred fifty-one dollars and seventy-four cents. 



56 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 96. 



Industrial acci- 
dent board, 
printing of 
report. 



Board of labor 
and industries, 
investigation 
of certain 
hours of labor. 



Treasurer and 
receiver gen- 
eral, expenses 
of military 
department. 



Rent of rooms 
in Houghton 
and Dutton 
building. 



Board of appeal 
on fire insur- 
ance rates. 



Certain veteri- 
nary expenses. 



Use of certain 
horses by 
battery C. 



For prmtiiig the report of the industrial accident board, 
the sum of three hundred ninety dollars and eighty-three 
cents, said amount being in excess of the appropriation 
therefor. 

For expenses in connection with an investigation by the 
state board of labor and industries of the hours and con- 
ditions of labor of employees in hotels and restaurants, as 
pro\'ided for by chapter seventy-four of the resolves of 
nineteen hmidred and sixteen, a sum not exceedmg fifty 
dollars. 

For clerical assistance and such otlier expenses as may be 
necessary, to be approved and expended by the treasurer 
and receiver general to enable him to administer the pro- 
\asions of chapter two hundred and eleven of the General 
Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen providing state pay 
for soldiers and sailors from this commonwealth in the 
volunteer service of the United States, a sum not exceeding 
thirty thousand dollars. 

For rent of rooms in the Houghton and Dutton building 
formerly occupied by the industrial accident board, and now 
occupied by a part of the bureau of statistics and by a local 
exemption board, the sum of nine thousand dollars, this 
being the amount of the rental of said rooms for which the 
commonwealtli is liable until the thirtieth day of November 
of the present year, said amount to be paid under the direction 
of the governor and council. 

For services and expenses of the board of appeal on fire 
insurance rates, as provided for by chapter four hundred and 
nmety-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven, the 
sum of fifty dollars and forty cents. 

For certain expenses mcurred between December twenty- 
third, nmeteen hundred and thirteen, and June eighteenth, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, for the care of a sick horse 
and for veterinary services and care of horses belonging to 
the commonwealth of Massachusetts at the state armory 
at Metliuen, Massachusetts, tlie sum of one hundred and 
sixty-three dollars. 

For the use of six horses by battery C, first Massachusetts 
field artillery^, at Salem, Massachusetts, between October 
third and sixth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, the sum of 
forty-five dollars. 

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

Approved March 26, 1918. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 97, 98, 99. 57 



An Act making an appropriation for certain claims Chav. 97 

AGAINST THE COMMONWEALTH FOR LAND TAKEN TO IMPROVE 
THE STATE HOUSE GROUNDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 

Section 1. The sum of one hundred thousand dollars is Appropriation 
hereby appropriated to be paid out of the treasury of the certain claims 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue for the purpose to'^improte ^"^ 
of paying certain claims against the commonwealth for |r*^uld^°^^^ 
land taken to improve tlie state house grounds, under au- 
thority of chapter two hundred and fifty of the General Acts 
of nineteen hundred and sixteen, such claims to be approved 
by the governor and council. 

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

Approved March 26, 1918. 

An Act to enable st. Paul's episcopal church of stock- (Jfidr) 98 
bridge to acquire certain church property in the 
village of south lee. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Stockbridge, st.Pauis 
a religious corporation, is hereby authorized to acquire by church of 
deed, the real estate and buildings of the South Lee Union ^^^''a^cqmr'e 
Church, situated in the village of South Lee in the county erty'^jn s^u^h 
of Berkshire; and the South Lee Union Church, its pro- Lee. 
prietors or trustees, are hereby authorized to convey the 
said property to the St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Stock- 
bridge. When so acquired the property shall be used by St. 
Paul's Episcopal Church of Stockbridge for any religious, 
charitable or benevolent purpose. 

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

Approved March 26, 1918. 

An Act to extend the provisions of the civil service Chap. 99 

LAWS to the chief OF POLICE OF WAREHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The chief of police of the town of Wareham Town of 
shall be subject to the civil service laws and to tlie regulations chief of police 
made thereunder, but no examination shall be required of the ciVii'service 
present holder of the office. ^''^^■ 

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

Approved March 27, 1918. 



58 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 100, 101. 



Town of 
Blackstone 
may borrow 
money for 
erecting high 
school. 



Blackstone 
High School 
Loan, Act of 
1918. 



Chap. 100 An Act to authorize the town of blackstone to borrow 

MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ERECTING A HIGH SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing and equipping 
a high school building and procuring land therefor, the town 
of Blackstone is hereby authorized to borrow a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty thousand dollars in excess of the statutory 
limit of indebtedness, and to issue notes or bonds therefor. 
Such notes or bonds shall bear on their face the words, 
Blackstone High School Loan, Act of 1918, shall be payable 
by such annual payments, beginning not more than one year 
after their respective dates, as will extinguish each loan 
within twenty years from its date, and the amount of such 
annual payment in any year shall not be less than the amount 
of the principal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. 
Each authorized issue of notes or bonds shall constitute a 
separate loan. Said notes or bonds shall bear interest at such 
a rate as may be fixed by the town treasurer, with the approval 
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, except premiums, shall be used only for the 
purposes herein specified. 

Section 2. The town shall, at the time of authorizing 
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 sufiicient 
to pay the interest as it accrues on the said notes or bonds 
and to make such pa;yTTients on the principal as may be re- 
quired 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 the loan 
or loans is extinguished. 

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

Apj^roved March 27, 1918. 

Chap. 101 An Act relative to the renewal of licenses for the 
keeping, manufacture and sale of explosives and 
inflammable fluids in the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^newii^r'""' Section 1. In the city of Boston certificates of renewal of 
licenses for Hceuses for the keeping, storage, manufacture or sale of any 



Payment of 
loan. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 102. 59 

of the articles named in section two of chapter three hundred tnRammiue'^ 
and seventy of the acts of nineteen hundred and four, and ^^"^8. 
acts in amendment thereof or m addition thereto, shall be 
filed annually for registration with the fire commissioner, 
accompanied by a registration fee of one dollar. 

Section 2. So much of section three of chapter three Repeal, 
hundred and seventy of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
four, as amended by chapter two hundred and eighty of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and five, by chapter five hundred 
and two of the acts of nineteen hundred and eight, by section 
one of chapter two hundred and twenty-three of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and ten, by chapter four hundred and 
fifty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen and 
by chapter one hundred and sixty-two of the General Acts 
of nineteen hundred and sixteen, as is inconsistent herewith 
and so much of any other act as is inconsistent herewith, 
are hereby repealed. 

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

Approved March 27, 1918. 

(1896,516; 1897,388; 1898,248; 1899,215,231,466; 1901,330; 1902,141; 1904,59,266; 
1905, 208; 1909, 233; 1911, 741; 1914, 745.] 

An Act relative to the appointment of trustees of Chap. 102 

THE BOSTON TERMINAL COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter five hundred and i896, sio, §3, 
sixteen of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-six is ^™^" ^ 
hereby amended by striking out the words "from its di- 
rectors, ", in the fifth and sixth lines, so as to read as follows: 
— Section 3. The immediate government and direction of the Boston 
affairs of said terminal company shall be vested in a board of co^'^ny, 
five trustees, to be appointed at once on the organization of t°usteeretc 
of said company one of whom shall be appointed by each 
of said railroad corporations to hold office as such trustee 
at the pleasure of the corporation by whom he is so appointed ; 
any vacancy to be filled in like manner. The trustees shall 
elect one of their number to be chairman, and may elect 
another to be vice chairman, and shall choose a clerk who 
shall be sworn, and a treasurer who shall give bond in the 
sum required by the by-laws, with surety, for the faithful ^ 

discharge of his duties. 

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

Approved March 27, 1918. 



60 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 103. 



1895, 148, § 4, 
amended. 



City of North 
Adams, munic- 
ipal election 
and municipal 
year fixed. 



1895. 148, § 5, 
amended. 



Election of city 
officials by 
voters. 



[1895, 148; 1897, 76; 1904, 254; 1909, 241; 1917, 141, Spec] 

Chap. 103 An Act to amend the charter of the city of north 

ADAMS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and forty-eight of the 
acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-five is hereby amended 
by striking out section four and substituting tlie following: 
— Section 4- The municipal election shall take place 
annually on the second Tuesday of December, and the munic- 
ipal year shall begin on the first Monday of January follow- 
ing. All meetings of the citizens for municipal purposes 
shall be called by notices issued by order of the city council. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and forty-eight 
is hereby amended by strikmg out section five and substitut- 
ing the following : — Section 5. At such municipal election 
the qualified voters shall give in their votes by ballot in the 
several wards for councilmen, and for the members of the 
board of assessors, board of trustees of the public library, 
and of the school committee, then to be elected, and in the 
year nineteen hundred and eighteen and every two years 
thereafter, a mayor, and the person receiving the highest 
number of votes for any office shall be deemed and declared 
to be elected to such office; and whenever two or more persons 
are to be elected to the same office the several persons up 
to the number required to be chosen receiving tlie highest 
number of votes shall be deemed and declared to be elected. 

If it shall appear that there is no choice of mayor, or if 
the person elected mayor shall refuse to accept the office, or 
shall die before qualifying, or if a vacancy in said office shall 
occur subsequently and more than six months previous to the 
expiration of his term of ofiice, the city council shall forthwith 
cause notice to be issued for a new election, to fill such un- 
expired term, and the same proceedings shall be had in all 
respects as hereinbefore provided for the election of mayor, 
and shall be repeated until the election of a mayor is com- 
pleted. If the full number of members of the city council 
has not been elected, or if a vacancy in the office of council- 
man shall occur subsequently and more than six months 
previous to the expiration of the municipal year, the council 
may forthwith elect some person or persons to fill the vacancy 
or vacancies until the next annual municipal election. The 
board of assessors shall consist of three persons who shall be 



Elections to 
fill vacancies. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 103. 61 

elected in the manner provided in section forty-one for the 
election of trustees of the public library, and any vacancy 
which shall occur in said board of assessors may be filled by 
the city council, in the manner provided by section seven of 
chapter twenty-six of tlie Revised Laws, until the next annual 
election and the qualification of a successor. 

Section 3. Section seven of said chapter one hundred imendtd.^ '^' 
and forty-eight is hereby amended by striking out the word 
"warrant", in the fourth line, and substituting the word: — 
notice, — so as to read as follows: — Section 7. The city Wardroom 

• 1 1 •, 1 piiT*^ meetings may 

council may, when no convenient wardroom for holding be held in 
the meetings of the citizens of any ward can be had within fn cTrtaL'^^'^'^^ 
the territorial limits of such ward, appoint and direct, in *^''^- 
the notice for calling any meeting of the citizens of such ward, 
that the meeting be held in some convenient place within 
the limits of any adjacent ward of the city; and for such 
purpose the place so assigned shall be deemed and taken to 
be a part of the ward for which the election is held. 

Section 4. Said chapter one hundred and forty-eight is f^l'^^^^^ § '"• 
hereby amended by striking out section ten and substituting 
the following: — Section 10. The mayor and the councilmen- inauguration 
elect shall, on the first Monday in January next following '^'^'^'''^^■ 
their election, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, meet and be 
sworn to the faithful discharge of their duties. The oath 
shall be administered by the city clerk, or, in his absence, 
by any justice of the peace, and shall be duly certified on the 
journal of the city council. In case of the absence of the 
mayor-elect on the first Monday in January, or if the 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 ad- 
ministered to any member of the council who has been pre- 
viously absent or has been subsequently elected; and every 
such oath shall be duly certified as aforesaid. 

Section 5. Said chapter one hundred and forty-eight is isqs, hs, § n, 
hereby amended by striking out section eleven and substitut- 
ing the following: — Section 11. After the oath has been Organization 
administered to the councilmen present they shall be called °^ "*^ ''°"""'' 
to order by the city clerk, or in case of the absence of the city 
clerk, by the oldest senior member present. The council 
shall then proceed to elect one of their own number president 
of the council by ballot. If no quorum is present an adjourn- 
ment shall be taken to a later hour or to the next day, and 
thereafter the same proceedings shall be had from day to 



62 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 103. 



Choice of 
city clerk, etc. 



Removals. 



1895, 148, § 15, 
amended. 



Auditor of 
accounts to be 
elected by 
city council. 



1895, 148, § 16, 
amended. 



day until a quorum shall be present. If any person receives 
the votes of a majority of all the members of the council, 
such person shall be declared chosen president thereof. If 
on the first day on which a quorum is present no person 
receives the votes of such majority they shall proceed to 
ballot until some person receives the votes of such majority, 
or an adjournment to the succeeding day is taken, and on 
such succeeding day a plurality of those voting shall be 
sufficient for an election. No other business shall be in 
order until a president is chosen. The president shall be 
sworn by the city clerk, or in case of the absence of the clerk, 
by any justice of the peace. In the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty and every third year thereafter, the council 
shall then proceed to elect a city clerk in the manner provided 
by section seven of chapter twenty-six of the Revised Laws, 
who shall hold office for the term of three years, from and 
after the date of his election and until the election and quali- 
fication of his successor. A majority of the votes of all the 
members shall be necessary for the election of said city clerk. 
Either the president or the city clerk may be removed from 
office by the affirmative vote of two thirds of all the members 
of the council taken by roll call. The president of the council 
shall have the same right to vote as any other member 
thereof. 

Section 6. Said chapter one hundred and forty-eight 
is hereby amended by striking out section fifteen and sub- 
stituting the following: — Section 15, The city council 
shall in the month of January in the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-one, and every third year thereafter, elect an 
auditor of accounts in the manner provided by section seven 
of chapter twenty-six of the Revised Laws, who shall hold 
office for the term of three years from and after the date of 
his election and until the election and qualification of his 
successor. A majority of the votes of all the members of 
the council shall be necessary for the election of such auditor, 
and he may be removed by the council by the affirmative 
vote of two thirds of all the members of the council, taken 
by roll call. 

Section 7. Section sixteen of said chapter one hundred 
and forty-eight is hereby amended by striking out the words 
"in the months of March and April", in the second line, by 
striking out the words " ten days at least prior to the annual 
election,", in the tenth line, and also by striking out all after 
the word "debt", in the thirteenth line, so as to read as 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 103. 63 

follows: — Section 16. The city council shall appropriate Appropri- 
annually the amount necessary to meet the expenditures of city council. 
the city for the current municipal year. It shall take care 
that no money is paid from the treasury unless granted or 
appropriated, and shall secure a just and proper accounta- 
bility by requiring bonds with sufficient penalties and sureties 
from all persons entrusted with the receipt, custody or dis- 
bursement of money. It shall as often as once in each year, 
cause to be published for the use of the inhabitants a particu- 
lar account of the receipts and expenditures of said city and 
a schedule of all city property and of the city debt. 

Section 8. Section twenty of said chapter one hundred imendtd.^ ^°' 
and forty-eight is hereby amended by striking out the words 
"The appointment of all the officers and members of such 
department shall be vested in the mayor exclusively, who 
shall have authority to remove from office any officer or 
member for cause", in the eleventh to fourteenth lines, in- 
clusive, so as to read as follows : — Section 20. The city Fire depart- 
council shall establish a fire department for said city, to estebiisled by 
consist of a chief and of such officers and members as the city *^'*^ "ounci . 
council by ordinance shall from time to time prescribe; and 
said council shall have authority to define their rank and 
duties and in general to make such regulations concerning 
the conduct and government of such department, the manage- 
ment of fires and the conduct of persons attending fires, as 
they may deem expedient, and may fix such penalties for 
any violation of such regulations or any of them as are pro- 
vided for breach of the ordinances of said city. The chief 
and officers shall be the firewards of the city. 

Section 9. Section twenty-two of said chapter one hun- i895, i48, § 22, 
dred and forty-eight is hereby amended by striking out all 
after the word "department", in the fourth line, so as to 
read as follows : — Section 22. The city council shall es- Police depart- 
tablish by ordinance a police department, to consist of a chief Stabiished by 
of police and such officers and men as it may prescribe, and "*^ council. 
make regulations for the government of the department. 

Section 10. Section twenty-eight of said chapter one 1895, ms, § 28, 
hundred and forty-eight is hereby amended by striking out ^"^^^ 
the word "solely", in the second line, by striking out the 
words "and control", in the fifth line, and by striking out 
the words "municipal year", in the ninth line, and substitut- 
ing the words : — term of two years, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 28. The executive powers of the city Mayor, powers, 
shall be vested in the mayor, and may be exercised by him et™ 



64 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 103. 



1895, 148, § 29, 
amended. 



Mayor may 
make appoint- 
ments to and re- 
move persons 
from municipal 
offices. 



Person re- 
moved from 
office, etc., 
may have 
hearing. 



City council 
may prefer 
charges against 
city officials. 



either personally or through the several oflBcers and boards 
of the city in their departments, under his general super- 
vision. In case of a vacancy in any office to which appoint- 
ment is made by the mayor, he may personally perform 
the duties thereof, but he shall not be entitled to receive 
any salary or pay attached thereto. The mayor shall hold 
office for the term of two years beginning with the first 
Monday in January following his election unless sooner 
removed, and until his successor is elected and qualified. 

Section 11. Said chapter one hundred and forty-eight 
is hereby amended by striking out section twenty-nme and 
substituting the follo-\\ang: — Section 29. The mayor shall 
have the sole power of appointment to all the municipal 
offices established by or under this act, including officers 
and members of the fire and police departments, unless herein 
otherwise provided; he may, by and with the approval of 
the city council, except as herein otherwise provided, remove 
from office, lower in rank, transfer, or suspend by written 
order any officer or member so appointed hereunder, for 
just cause and he shall in such order specifically assign the 
reasons therefor. Such order of removal, lowering, transfer, 
or suspension shall take effect upon the filing of the same with 
the city clerk, approved by the city council, and the service 
of a copy thereof upon such officer or member so removed, 
lowered, transferred, or suspended, either personally or by 
leaving the same at his last and usual place of residence. 

The person sought to be removed, lowered, transferred, 
or suspended, shall if he so requests, be given a public hearing, 
and be allowed to answer the charges preferred against him 
either personally or by counsel. A copy of such reasons, 
notice and answer, and of the order of removal, lowering, 
suspension, or transfer shall be made a matter of public 
record. 

Any member of the city council may prefer charges against 
any such officer or member for misfeasance in office. Such 
charges shall be in writing and filed with the clerk of the city 
council. If the city council shall vote to consider such 
charges, the president shall appoint a committee composed 
of three members to try the issues. A time and place shall 
be fi.xed by said committee for hearing the e\'idence for and 
against such charges, and notice thereof and an opportunity 
to appear with counsel and to be heard shall be given the 
accused, and said committee shall report its findings to the 
city council. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 103. 65 

If said committee shall report to the city council in favor Mayor shaii 
of sustaining such charges or any one of the same, and two officer upon 
thirds of the city council shall vote to approve the report cityToundi. 
of the committee, the mayor shall be notified thereof, and 
it shall be his duty to remove forthwith such officer, in the 
manner above provided. 

Section 12. Said chapter one hundred and forty-eight ^^g-^^^/j ^ ^^' 
is hereby amended by striking out section thirty and sub- 
stituting the following: — Section 30. Whenever by reason Acting mayor, 

a • 1 f e xl'j. xl_ j.l' provisions for 

01 Sickness, absence from the city or other cause tlie mayor determining 
shall be unable to attend to the duties of his office, the presi- p^^'^""^- ^*'=- 
dent of the city council, or in case of his absence from the 
city or disability, the city solicitor, shall act as mayor. Such 
officer shall during the continuance of such sickness, absence 
from the city or other cause have all the rights and powers 
of mayor, except that he shall not when so acting have the 
power of removal, unless thereto authorized in any instance 
by vote of the city council, nor any power of appointment 
unless such sickness, absence or other disability of the mayor 
has continued for a period of thirty days, and then subject 
to the approval of the city council, nor power to approve or 
disapprove any ordinance, order, resolution or vote until 
within twenty-four hours of the time when it would take 
effect without the approval of the mayor. In case such vacancy in 
disability of the mayor continues for a period exceeding when.° '"*^'°'"' 
sixty days the city council may at any time after the expira- 
tion of such period declare a vacancy to exist in the office of 
mayor. 

Section 13. Said chapter one hundred and forty-eight isgs. i48, § 34, 
as affected in section thirty-four by chapter seventy-six of ^ '^" '^"^^" 
the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, is hereby 
amended by striking out said section thirty-four and sub- 
stituting the following: — Section 34- There shall be the Administrative 
following administrative officers, who shall be appointed by a^^^nt^ by 
the mayor, and who shall perform the duties by law and here- ™a,yor. 
inafter prescribed for them, respectively, and such further 
duties not inconsistent with the nature of their respective 
offices, as the city council may prescribe: — 1. A commis- 
sioner of public works. 2. A city treasurer, who shall also 
be collector of taxes. 3. A city solicitor. 4. A chief of 
police. 5. A chief of the fire department who shall also be 
assistant inspector of buildings under the direction and con- 
trol of the inspector of buildings. He shall devote his whole 
time to the city. 6. A board of health, consisting of three 



66 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 103. 



Date of 
appointments 
and terms of 
office. 



Provisos. 



License com- 
missioners. 



Appointment 
of certain 
subordinate 
officers. 



1895, 148, § 35, 
amended. 



City clerk 
and assistant 
city clerk, 
duties, etc. 



persons who shall have control of the enforcement of the 
regulations relative to plumbing. 7. A city physician. 
8. An overseer of the poor who shall exercise and discharge 
all the duties and powers prescribed by law for overseers of 
the poor. He shall also be the city almoner and commissioner 
of public burial places of said city. The above named 
officers shall be appointed on or before the first Monday in 
February in the year nineteen hundred and nineteen, and 
every two years thereafter, and shall hold their respective 
offices for the term of two years, beginning with the first 
Monday in February following their appointment, unless 
sooner removed and until their respective successors are* 
appointed and qualified: provided, hoivever, that the appoint- 
ment of the chief of police shall not be for any specified time 
but shall hold good until his death, resignation or removal 
by the mayor and council; and provided, further, that the 
chief of the fire department shall be appointed on or before 
the first Monday of February, nineteen hundred and nine- 
teen, for the term of three years and every third year there- 
after. They shall be sworn or affirmed to the faithful dis- 
charge of the duties of their respective offices, which oath or 
affirmation, or a certified copy thereof shall be filed in the 
office of the city clerk. 9. A board of license commissioners 
as prescribed in chapter one hundred of the Revised Laws and 
amendments thereof. 

The board of assessors shall be entitled to choose a clerk 
who shall not be one of their own number. The commis- 
sioner of public works shall have authority to appoint a city 
engineer who shall be inspector of buildings, a clerk, and such 
assistants as he may deem necessary from time to time to 
carry on the outdoor and other work of the department. 

Section 14. Section thirty-five of said chapter one' hun- 
dred and forty-eight is hereby amended by striking out the 
word "warrants", in the third line, and substituting the word: 
— 'notices, — and by inserting after tlie word "clerk", in 
the twelfth line, the words : — and assistant city clerk, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 35. The city clerk shall 
have charge of all journals, records, papers and documents of 
the city, attest all notices and do such other acts in his said 
capacity as the city council may require of him. He shall 
be the clerk of the council and shall keep a journal of all 
votes and proceedings. He shall engross all the ordinances 
passed by the city council, in a book provided for that pur- 
pose, and shall add proper indexes, which book shall be 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 103. 67 

deemed a public record of such ordinances. He shall per- 
form such other duties as are required by law or shall be 
prescribed by the council. In case of the temporary absence 
of the city clerk and assistant city clerk the president of the 
council may appoint a clerk pro tempore, who shall be duly 
qualified. 

Section 15. Said chapter one hundred and forty-eight Hf'l^-^/lj! 
as affected in section thirty-seven by chapter seventy-six of 
the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, is hereby 
amended by striking out said section thirty-seven and sub- 
stituting the following : — Section 37. The commissioner Commissioner 
of public works shall have cognizance, direction and control : duties and ""^ ^' 
— • (a) Of the construction, alteration, repair, care and light- ^°""^^^- 
ing of streets, ways and sidewalks, (b) Of the construction, 
alteration, repair and care of public buildings; except that 
the care, construction, alteration and repair of all school 
buildings shall remain under the control of the school com- 
mittee, (c) Of the construction, alteration, repair and care 
of public sewers and drains, (d) Of the construction, altera- 
tion, repair, care and maintenance of public bridges, (e) 
Of the laying out and caring for public parks, and all work 
in or upon the same, (f) Of the construction, extension, 
alteration and repair of the public water works, (g) Of the 
care, superintendence and management of the public grounds 
belonging to said city, except such grounds as are under the 
control of the school committee, and of the shade and orna- 
mental trees standing and growing therein, (h) Of the 
supervision of fire-alarm, electric light, power, telephone, 
telegraph and trolley wires, and electric light, telegraph and 
telephone poles and gas pipes. The said commissioner may 
require that no person or corporation authorized by the city 
council to dig up any public street or sidewalk in said city 
shall begin such digging before furnishing to suth commis- 
sioner of public works security satisfactory to him to restore 
such street or sidewalk to its former condition. The said 
commissioner shall also, except as herein otherwise provided, 
have, exclusively, the powers and be subject to the duties, 
liabilities and penalties, which may be by law given to or 
imposed upon road commissioners of towns. 

Section 16. Section forty of said chapter one hundred i^endtd ^ ^^' 
and forty-eight is hereby amended by striking out the words 
"have sole charge and control of and shall attend to all the 
engineering work of the city. He shall", in the second, third 
and fourth lines, b.y striking out the word "board", in the 



68 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 103. 



City engineer, 
duties and 
powers. 



1895, 148, § 44, 
amended. 



Administrative 
officers and 
boards may 
appoint and 
remove 
employees. 



fourth line, and substituting the word : — commissioner, — 
by inserting after the word "council", in the twelfth line, 
the words : — or commissioner of public works, — and by 
striking out all after the word "herewith", in the thirteenth 
line, so as to read as follows : — Section 40. The city engineer 
shall give his whole time to the city and shall, at the request 
of the commissioner of public works, prepare plans and esti- 
mates of any proposed alterations in or construction of public 
sewers and drains and conduits, streets, sidewalks, water 
works and other public works. He shall assist the city 
solicitor as far as possible in defending the city against suits 
and claims brought against it for damages sustained by reason 
of any defect or want of repair in any public way, or for any 
cause whatever. He shall perform such other duties as the 
city council or commissioner of public works may prescribe, 
not inconsistent herewith. 

Section 17. Section forty-four of said chapter one hun- 
dred and forty-eight is hereby amended by inserting after 
the word "committee", in the twenty-first line, the words: — 
provided, however, that the school committee by a two thirds 
vote of all its members may delegate to tlie commissioner of 
public works, before the first day of February in the year 
nineteen hundred and nineteen, or any year thereafter, the 
construction, alteration and repair of school buildings and 
the furnishing of fuel for the same, also the maintenance of 
school grounds; the authority so delegated shall be permanent 
and thereafter be exercised by said commissioner in addition 
to the powers and duties prescribed by section thirty-seven 
of said chapter one hundred and forty-eight, until said 
committee shall, before the first day of February, in any year, 
by a two thirds vote, rescind said delegation of authority, — 
and by inserting after the word "and", in the same line', the 
words: — said officers, — so as to read as follows: — Section 
44- The administrative officers and boards above-named 
in this title, and all administrative officers and boards here- 
after established by the city council and not coming within the 
department of any officer or board so above-named, shall 
have the power, except as herein otherwise provided, to 
appoint or employ and to remove or discharge, all ofiicers, 
clerks and employees in tlieir respective departments. 
Such appointments shall not be for any specified term but 
shall hold good until removal or discharge. Orders of re- 
moval shall state the reason thereof and shall be entered 
upon the records of the officer or board making the same, and 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 103. 69 

removals shall take effect upon the fihng of a copy of such 
order with the city clerk in a book provided for the purpose 
and open to public inspection. The above-named adminis- Administrative 
trative officers and boards shall, in their respective depart- boards may 
ments, make all necessary contracts for work and for the Sntracts.^'° 
furnishing of materials and supplies for the city, and for the 
construction, alteration, repair and care of public works, 
institutions, buildings and other property; except such prop- 
erty as shall be under the control of the school committee: 
provided, however, that the school committee by a two thirds Proviso, 
vote of all its members may delegate to the commissioner 
of public works, before the first day of February in the year 
nineteen hundred and nineteen, or any year thereafter, the 
construction, alteration and repair of school buildings and 
the furnishing of fuel for the same, also the maintenance of 
school grounds; tlie authority so delegated shall be permanent 
and thereafter be exercised by said commissioner in addition 
to the powers and duties prescribed by section thirty-seven 
of said chapter one hmidred and forty-eight, until said com- 
mittee shall, before the first day of February, in any year, 
by a two thirds vote, rescind said delegation of authority, 
and said officers shall have, subject to the mayor, the direc- 
tion and control of all the executive and administrative 
business of the city. They shall at all times be accountable Account- 
to the mayor, as the chief executive officer, for the discharge of ^yor". ° 
their duties. 

Section 18. Said chapter one hundred and forty-eight isss, m § 46, 
is hereby amended by striking out section forty-six and sub- 
stituting the following : — ■ Section 46. The following salaries Salaries of 
shall be paid, viz.: — Mayor, one thousand dollars each "'*^''®"'^^^''''*'' 
year. City clerk, sixteen hundred dollars each year. Tax 
collector and treasurer, two thousand dollars each year. City 
solicitor, nme hundred dollars each year. Members of the 
school committee, seventy-five dollars each, each year. 
Members of the board of assessors, chairman, eight hundred 
dollars each year; other members, seven hundred dollars 
each, each year; clerk of the board of assessors, three hundred 
dollars each year. City physician, two hmidred and fifty 
dollars each year. Members of the board of healtli, one 
hundred dollars each, each year. City engineer, eighteen hun- 
dred dollars each year. Overseer of the poor, thirteen hun- 
dred dollars each year. Keeper of the almshouse, seven 
hundred and fifty dollars each year. Commissioner of public 
works, eighteen hundred dollars each year. Clerk of the 



70 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 103. 



Salaries of city 
officials, etc. 



1895, 148, § 47, 
amended. 



City officials 
to be residents 
of city. 



Repeal. 



1895, 148, § 52, 
amended. 



Appropriations 
to be duly 
voted before 
expenditures 
are made. 



commissioner of public works, nine hundred dollars each 
year. Auditor, thirteen hundred dollars each year. Chief 
of fire department, fifteen hundred dollars each year. Deputy 
chief engineer of the fire department, three dollars and 
twenty-five cents per day. Permanent firemen, first year, 
two dollars and fifty cents each per day; second year, two 
dollars and seventy-five cents each per day; and third year 
and thereafter, three dollars each per day. Captains of the 
fire department, one hundred and twenty-five dollars each, 
each year. Lieutenants of the fire department, one hundred 
and twelve dollars each, each year. Call firemen, first 
year, sixty-five dollars, each; second year, eighty dollars, 
each; and after second year, one hundred dollars each, each 
year. Chief of police and keeper of lockup, four dollars and 
eighty-five cents per day. Captains of police, four dollars 
and twenty cents each per day. Permanent patrolmen, 
first year, two dollars and seventy-five cents each per day; 
second year, three dollars each per day; and third year and 
thereafter, three dollars and sixty-five cents each per day; 
reserve officers, when on duty, two dollars and seventy-five 
cents each per day. The compensation of all persons not 
employed by boards or heads of departments, and not 
herein provided for, shall be established by the council, and 
no new salaried office shall be established except as required 
by law, nor any increase of salaries established hereby be 
made, except upon a two thirds vote of all the members of 
the city council, approved by the mayor. 

Section 19. Section forty-seven of said chapter one 
hundred and forty-eight is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "department", in the third line, the words: — 
commissioner of public works, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section Iff. No person shall be eligible to any of the oflSces 
of the city government, except superintendent of schools, 
chief of police, chief of the fire department, commissioner of 
public works, or city engineer, unless he is a citizen and has 
been a resident of the city for at least two years. 

Section 20. Sections forty-nine and fifty of said chapter 
one hundred and forty-eight are hereby repealed. 

Section 21. Said chapter one hundred and forty-eight 
is hereby amended by striking out section fifty-two and sub- 
stituting the following: — Section 52. No sum appropriated 
for a specific purpose shall be expended for any other purpose, 
and no expenditure shall be made, nor liability incurred, by 
or in behalf of the city, until an appropriation has been duly 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 104. 71 

voted by the city council sufficient to meet such expenditure 
or HabiHty, together with all prior unpaid liabilities which are 
payable out of such appropriation, except in accordance 
with the written recommendation of the mayor to the city 
comicil, approved by the yea and nay vote of two thirds of 
the council: provided, however, that, after the expiration Proviso. 
of the financial year and before the regular appropriations 
have been made by the city council, liabilities may be incurred 
and expenditures made payable out of the regular appro- 
priations to an amount not exceeding in any month sums 
spent for similar purposes during any one month of the pre- 
ceding year, or may expend in any one month for any officer 
or board created by law an amount not exceeding one twelfth 
of the estimated cost for that year. Every bill, pay roll or Approval of 

., , . ■,.. r, 1 11 1 vouchers, etc. 

other voucher covermg an expenditure oi money shall be 
approved by the signatures, on such bill or voucher, of the 
majority of the board or committee having control of, or 
incurring such expenditure, and after such approval such 
bills, pay rolls or vouchers shall be turned over to the auditor. 
The financial year shall begin with the first day of December Financial 

1 year fixed. 

m each year. 

Section 22. This act shall be submitted to the qualified ^^tt'eVt"o^' 
voters of the city of North Adams at the annual state election voters, etc. 
for the current year, in the form of the following question 
to be placed upon the official ballot : — Shall an act passed in 
the year nineteen hundred and eighteen, entitled "An Act 
to amend the charter of the city of North Adams", be 
accepted? And if a majority of tlie voters voting thereon 
vote in the affirmative the same shall thereupon take effect. 

Approved March 27, 1918. 

[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; 1917, 221, Spec] 

An Act eelative to the use of asphalt shingles in (7/i(xx> 104 

THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The twentieth paragraph of section thirteen of chapter 1907, 550, § i.'?, 
five hundred and fifty of the acts of nineteen hundred and amended*^ ' 
seven, as amended by section three of chapter seven hundred 
and eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, 
by section three of chapter three hundred and fifty-two of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen and by chapter 
two hundred and seventy-seven of the Special Acts of nine- 



72 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 104. 



Buildings in 
Boston, regula- 
tion of fire 
resisting 
material. 



Provisos. 



Section, how 
construed. 



Proviso. 



teen hundred and sixteen, is hereby further amended by 
striking out the words " , asphalt shingles of a quality, weight 
and thickness satisfactory to the building commissioner", 
in the second and third lines, and by inserting after the word 
"authorize", in the tenth line, the following: — Asphalt 
shingles may also be used: provided, that each package of 
shingles is inspected and labelled and that the shingles are 
made and laid in conformity with the specifications pro- 
mulgated by the National Board of Fire-Underwriters as 
modified from time to time by said board; and provided, 
further, that within the lines at present constituting the 
building limits of the city of Boston such asphalt shingles 
may be used only on buildings of third class construction, 
and that they shall not be used within the building limits of 
said city as they existed prior to September twenty-second, 
nineteen hundred and thirteen, — so as to read as follows: — 
No material other than brick, tile, slate, metal, asbestos 
shingles, or slag, shall hereafter be used to cover or roof any 
building, or the tops, sides and outsides of the frames of any 
dormer window, or any other projection of the roof of any 
building, except wooden cornices on wooden frame buildings; 
but on flat roofs composition of asbestos and asphalt or tar 
and gravel may be used, or such other composition of fire- 
resisting roofing as the commissioner may authorize. Asphalt 
shingles may also be used: provided, that each package of 
shingles is inspected and labelled and that the shingles are 
made and laid in conformity with the specifications promul- 
gated by the National Board of Fire-Underwriters as modified 
from time to time by said board; and provided, further, that 
within the lines at present constituting the building limits 
of the city of Boston such asphalt shingles may be used only 
on buildings of third class construction, and that they shall 
not be used within the building limits of said city as they 
existed prior to September twenty-second, nineteen hundred 
and thirteen. Nothing in this section shall be construed to 
prohibit the use of materials approved by the commissioner 
for repairing any roof now covered with wooden shingles or 
to prohibit covering with such approved materials the roofs 
of buildings less than sixteen feet in height: provided, that 
the building is not altered in height or otherwise generally 
reconstructed. Approved March 27, 1918. 

11918, 115, Spec] 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 105, 106. 73 



[1917, 234, Spec] 

Ax Act extending the time for the organization of Chap. 105 

THE BAY STATU LI^E INSURANCE COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter two hundred and thirty-four of amended ^^'^^' 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen is hereby 
amended by striking out the words "twelve months", in 
the sixth hne, and substituting the words: — two years, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 3. The capital stock of ?^y ^*^*^« ^"^ 

. ^ Insurance 

the corporation shall be two hundred and fifty thousand Company, 
dollars, divided into ten thousand shares of the par value of organization 
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 two years 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. Approved March 27, 1918. 

Ax Act making appropriations for the maintenance of C/ia/O.lOG 

DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND 
certain ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMONWEALTH AND FOR 
INTEREST, SINKING FUND AND SERIAL BOND REQUIREMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for the maintenance of the several ^rmamtenance 
departments, boards, commissions and institutions, and of °f depart- 

, , . , . . ments, etc., 

sundry other ser\aces, and to meet certain requirements and interest, 
imposed by law, the sums set forth in section two, for the and bond re- 
several purposes and subject to the conditions therein speci- *^'"'^®™®'^ ^• 
fied, are hereby appropriated from the general fund or or- 
dinary revenue of the commonwealth unless some other 
source of revenue is expressed, subject to the provisions of 
law regulating the disbursement of public funds and the 
approval thereof, for the fiscal year ending November 
thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, or for such other 
period as may be specified. 
Section 2. 

Service of the Legislative Department. 
For the compensation of senators, the sum of forty-one 

thousand dollars, ....... $41,000 00 Legislative 

For compensation for travel of senators, a sum not ex- Department. 

ceeding thirty-two hundred dollars, . 3,200 00 

For the compensation of representatives, the sum of two 

hundred forty-one thousand dollars, . . , 241,000 00 



74 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 

Legislative For compensation for travel of representatives, a sum not 

department. exceeding eighteen thousand dollars, . $18,000 00 

For the salary of Henry D. Coolidge, clerk of the senate, 

the sum of four thousand dollars, .... 4,000 00 

For the salary of James W. Kimball, clerk of the house 

of representatives, the sum of four thousand dollars, . 4,000 00 

For the salary of William H. Sanger, assistant clerk of 
the senate, the sum of two thousand seven hundred 
fifty dollars, 2,750 00 

For the salary of Frank E. Bridgman, assistant clerk of 
the house of representatives, the sum of two thou- 
sand seven hundred fifty dollars, .... 2,7.50 00 

For such additional clerical assistance to, and with the 
approval of, the clerk of the senate, as may be neces- 
sary for the proper despatch of public business, a sum 
not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, 1,500 00 

For such additional clerical assistance to, and with the 
approval of, the clerk of the house of representatives, 
as may be necessary for the proper despatch of 
public business, a sum not exceeding thirty-five hun- 
dred dollars, 3,500 00 

For the salaries of the doorkeepers of the senate and 
house of representatives, and the postmaster, with 
the approval of the sergeant-at-arms, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty-two hundred dollars, .... 5,200 00 

For the compensation of assistant doorkeepers and mes- 
sengers to the senate and house of representatives, 
with the approval of the sergeant-at-arms, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-two thousand nine hundred dollars, . 32,900 00 

For the compensation of the pages of the senate and 
house of representatives, with the approval of the 
sergeant-at-arms, a sum not exceeding six thousand 
one hundred twenty dollars, ..... 6,120 00 

For the compensation for travel of messengers of the 
senate and house of representatives, with the approval 
of the sergeant-at-arms, a sum not exceeding nineteen 
hundred dollars, 1,900 00 

For the compensation for travel of the pages of the senate 
and house of representatives, with the approval of 
the sergeant-at-arms, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars, . • . • „ • • ^'^^ ^ 

For the compensation of the chaplains of the senate and 
house of representatives, the sum of twelve hundred 
dollars, 1,200 00 

For authorized expenses of committees of the present 
general court, including clerical assistance to com- 
mittees authorized to employ the same, with the ap- 
proval of a majority of the committee incurring the 
expense, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dol- 
lars, . 15,000 00 

For expenses of advertising hearings of the committees of 
the present general court, including expenses of pre- 
f>aring and maiUng advertisements to the various 
newspapers, with the approval of the auditor of the 
commonwealth, a sum not exceeding sLx thousand 
dollars, 6,000 00 

For expenses of summoning witnesses, and for fees of such 
witnesses, with the approval of the sergeant-at-arms, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars, . . 200 00 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



75 



For printing and binding ordered by the senate and house 
of representatives, or by concurrent order of the two 
branches, with the approval of the clerks of the re- 
spective branches, a sum not exceeding fifty-one 
thousand dollars, ....... 

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

For expenses in connection with the pubhcation of the 
bulletin of committee hearings, with the approval of 
the joint committee on rules, a sum not exceeding 
eight thousand dollars, ...... 

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

For stationery for the house of representatives, purchased 
by and with the approval of the clerk, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twelve hundred dollars, .... 

For contingent expenses of the senate and house of repre- 
sentatives, and necessary expenses in and about the 
state house, with the approval of the sergeant-at-arms, 
a sum not exceeding ninety-two hundred dollars. 



Legislative 
department. 



Total, 



Service of the Executive Departmetit. 



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

For the salary of the lieutenant governor, the sum of two 
thousand dollars, ....... 

For the salaries of the eight councillors, the sum of eight 
thousand dollars, ....... 

For travel and expenses of the lieutenant governor and 
council from and to their homes, a sum not exceed- 
ing three thousand dollars, ..... 

For salaries of officials and employees holding positions 
with salaries fixed by statutes, the sum of twelve 
thousand seven hundred dollars, .... 

For contingent office and travelling expenses of the gov- 
ernor, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For postage, printing and stationery for the governor's 
office, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars, 

For travelling and contingent expenses of the governor 
and council, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
dollars, ........ 

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

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

For payment of extraordinary expenses and for transfers 
made to cover deficiencies, as authorized by chapter 
five hundred and forty-nine of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and eight, with the approval of the 
governor and council, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred thousand dollars, . . . . . 

Total, . . 



$51,000 00 

5,200 00 

8,000 00 

800 00 

1,200 00 

9,200 00 
$466,620 00 



Executive 
$10,000 00 Department. 

2,000 00 
8,000 00 



3,000 00 



12,700 00 


5,000 00 


2,000 00 


3,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 



100,000 00 
$147,200 00 



76 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



Service of the Attorney-General's Department. 

Ge*n''aF ^^^ ^^^ Salary of the attorney-general, the sum of seven 

Departoent. thousand dollars, . $7,000 00 

For the compensation of assistants in his office, and for 
such other legal and personal services as may be re- 
quired, a sum not exceeding forty-four thousand five 
hundred dollars, ....... 44,500 00 

For services other than personal, travelling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
forty-five hundred dollars, ..... 4,500 00 

Total, $56,000 00 

Service of the Auditor of the Commonwealth. 

Common-^ *^^ ^°^ personal services of the auditor, deputies, office and 
wealth. other assistants, a sum not exceeding forty-eight 

thousand seven hundred fifty dollars, . . . $48,750 00 

For services other than personal, travelling expenses, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars, ....... 5,000 00 



Total, $53,750 00 

Service of the Supervisor of Administration. 

Supervisor of For personal services of the supervisor, deputies, clerks 
Administra- ^jj^j regular office assistants, and for such extra 



tion. 



personal services as may be required, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-three thousand six hundred dollars, . $33,600 00 
For services other than personal, and for travelling ex- 
penses, printing the annual report, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding twenty-nine hundred 
dollars, 2,900 00 

Total, $36,500 00 

Service of the Treasurer and Receiver General and for Certain Claims. 

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

G^eraf sum of five thousand dollars, $5,000 00 

For services of employees holding positions established by 
the statutes, a sum not exceeding twenty-four thou- 
sand five hundred dollars, ..... 24,500 00 

For services of such additional clerical assistants as may 
be necessary, a sum not exceeding fifty-eight hun- 
dred dollars, 5,800 00 

For services other than personal, travelling expenses, 
office supplies and office equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seven thousand dollars, .... 7,000 00 

For services and supplies necessary in preparing and ad- 
vertising bond sales, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
hundred dollars, 1,500 00 

For personal services in investigation and collection of the 
sums due under the law imposing a tax on collateral 
legacies and successions, a sum not exceeding six 
hundred dollars, 600 00 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



77 



For the expense of premiums on securities purchased by 
the treasurer for the Massachusetts School Fund, as 
provided by section three of chapter forty-one of the 
Revised Laws, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars, . . . . . . ... $1,000 00 

For reimbursing officials for premiums paid for procuring 
sureties on their bonds as provided by existing laws, 
a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars, . . 4,000 00 



Treasurer and 

Receiver 

General. 



Total, 



$49,400 00 



Service of the Tax Commissioner's Department. 

For personal services of the commissioner, deputies, 
assistants, supervisors of assessors, stenographers, 
clerks and other assistants, exclusive of the income 
tax division, a sum not exceeding eighty-seven thou- 
sand four hundred fifty dollars, . . $87,450 00 

For other services and for necessary office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand 
dollars, 17,000 00 

For necessary travelling expenses, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-eight hundred dollars, ..... 3,800 00 

For the printing of valuation books, table of aggregates, 
Usts of corporations and the annual report, a sum not 
exceeding three thousand four hundred fifty dollars, . 3,450 00 



Tax Com- 
missioner's 
Department. 



Total, 



$111,700 00 



For the maintenance of the income tax division : — 
Expenditures authorized in the three following items 
are to be deducted by the treasurer and receiver 
general from the receipts^ from income tax receipts 
before the same are distributed to the cities and 
towns : — 

For personal services of the deputy, assistants, assessors, 
assistant assessors, clerks, stenographers and other 
necessary assistants, a sum not exceeding two hun- 
dred twelve thousand dollars, .... 

For services other than personal and for office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding eighty-six thousand 
six hundred dollars, ...... 

For necessary travelling expenses of the members of the 
division, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars, 

Total, 



Income Tax 
Division. 



$212,000 00 

86,600 00 

6,000 00 

$304,600 00 



Service of the Controller of County Accounts. 

For personal services of the controller and deputies, the 
sum of eighty-six hundred dollars, .... 

For services other than personal, travelling expenses, 
printing the annual report, and for supplies and equip- 
ment for the oflSce, a sum not exceeding two thou- 
sand dollars, ....... 

Total, 



Controller of 
5,600 00 County 

Accounts. 



2,000 00 



$10,600 00 



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Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



Secretary of 
the Common- 
wealth. 



Service of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

For personal services of the secretary, deputies and office 
assistants, a sum not exceeding sixty-seven thousand 
seven hundred dollars, $67,700 00 

For services other than personal, and for travelling ex- 
penses, necessary office supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding seventy-four hundred dollars, 7,400 00 

For postage and expressage on public documents, and for 
mailing copies of bills and resolves to certain state, 
city and town officials, a smn not exceeding forty-five 
hundred dollars, 4,500 00 

For the arrangement and preservation of state records 
and papers, a sum not exceeding one thousand dol- 
lars, ... . . . 1,000 00 

For printing registration books and blanks, indexing re- 
turns and editing registration report, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three thousand dollars, .... 3,000 00 

For personal services in the preparation of copy for the 
publication of the province laws, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-two hundred dollars, ..... 2,200 00 

For the purchase of suitable supplies and equipment, and 
for other things necessary in connection with the re- 
production of manuscript collection designated " Mas- 
sachusetts Archives", a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be in addition to any sum 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose, 1,000 00 

For the preservation of town records of births, marriages 
and deaths previous to the year eighteen hundred and 
fifty, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, . 15,000 00 



Total, 



$101,800 00 



Printing 
laws, etc. 



For printing laws, etc. : — 

For printing the pamphlet edition of the acts and resolves 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding eight thou- 
sand doUars, . . . $8,000 00 

For printing and binding the blue book edition of the acts 
and resolves of the present year, a simi not exceeding 
thirteen thousand dollars, ..... 13,000 00 

For the purchase of reports of decisions of the supreme 
judicial court, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars, _ . . 2,000 00 

For the purchase of paper used in the execution of the 
contract for the state printing, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred thousand dollars, .... 100,000 00 

For printing and binding public documents, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-three thousand dollars, . . 23,000 00 

Total, $146,000 00 



Election 
matters. 



For printing matters relating to elections: — 
For personal and other services necessary for preparing 
and printing ballots for the primary elections, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-six thousand dollars, . . $36,000 00 

For the printing and distribution of ballots, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ninety-three hundred dollars, . . . 9,300 00 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



79 



For the printing of blanks for town officers, election laws 
and blanks and instructions on all matters relating to 
elections, and for the expense of advertising the 
state ticket, a sum not exceeding five thousand dol- 
lars, . . . 

For the purchase of apparatus to be used at polling places 
in the canvass and count of votes, a sum not exceed- 
ing two hundred fifty dollars, .... 

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

Total, 

Service of the Ballot Law Commission. 

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

For services, including travelling expenses, supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding two hundred dol- 
lars, ......... 





Election 
matters. 


$5,000 00 




250 00 




1,000 00 




. $51,550 00 




$1,500 00 


Ballot Law 
Commission. 



200 00 



Total, 



$1,700 00 



Service of the Commissioner of Public Records. 

For personal services of the commissioner and his office 
assistants, a sum not exceeding forty-five hundred 
dollars, ........ 

For the purchase of ink for public records of the common- 
wealth, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For all other services, travelling ex-penses, office supplies 
and equipment, printing the annual report, and ex- 
penses necessarily incurred in administering the 
duties prescribed by the statutes, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand three hundred seventy-five dollars, 



Commissioner 
of Public 
$4,500 00 Re^^rds. 

500 00 



1,375 00 



Total, 



,375 00 



Service of the Commissioners for Consolidating and Arranging the General 
Laws of the Commonwealth. 



For the salaries of the commissioners, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars, ... . . 

For clerical, legal and other personal services, a sum not 
exceeding eighteen thousand dollars. 

For services other than personal, including printing 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
six thousand dollars, . . . . , 



Total, 



Service of the Bureau of Statistics. 



For services of the director and deputy directors, clerks, 
stenographers, special agents and assistants, a sum 
not exceeding sixty-eight thousand nine hundred 
dollars, . . . . . ... 



Commissioners 
$15,000 00 for consoli- , 
dating and 



18,000 00 


arranging 
General Laws. 


! 6,000 00 




. $39,000 00 




I 


Bureau of 
Statistics. 


, $68,900 00 





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Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



Bureau of 

Statistics. 



For services other than personal, printing and binding 
the annual report and other publications, travelling 
expenses and office suppUes and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding nineteen thousand two hundred dol- 
lars, ......... 



$19,200 GO 



For the maintenance of free employment offices as set 
forth in the two f olloAving items : — 

For personal services, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight 

thousand three hundred dollars, .... 28,300 00 

For other services, including rent, necessary office supplies 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
two hundred dollars, 10,200 00 

For completing the work in connection with taking the 
decennial census and printing the results thereof, as 
provided by chapter sL\ hundred and ninety-two of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, a sum 
not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, . 15,000 00 

Which sum is to be in addition to amounts heretofore 
appropriated for the same purpose. 

Total, $141,600 00 

For personal services and expenses for auditing and in- 
stalling municipal accounts, the cost of which is to be 
assessed upon the municipahties for which the work 
is done, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, . $15,000 00 

For personal services and expenses of taking a special 
census in towns having an increased resident popula- 
tion during the summer months, to be covered by 
assessments upon the cities and towns for which the 
work is done, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars, 1,000 00 

Total, $16,000 00 



Civil Service 
Commission. 



Service of the Civil Service Commission. 

For personal services of the commissioners and certain of 
their employees with salaries prescribed by the 
statutes, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand three 
hundred doUars, $20,300 00 

For personal services of other clerks, stenographers and 
other assistants, a sum not exceeding thirty-four 
thousand three hundred seventy-nine dollars, . . 34,379 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual re- 
port, and for office supphes and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding seventeen thousand five hundred 
twenty-one dollars, ....._• 17,521 00 

For services and travelling expenses necessary for inves- 
tigators conducting investigations as provided by 
chapter two hundred and ninety-seven of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, a sum not exceeding 
four thousand dollars, 4,000 00 



Total, 



$76,200 00 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 81 



Service of the Board of Retirement. 

For personal services in the administrative office of the Board of 

board of retirement, a smn not exceeding sixty-two Retirement, 

hundred dollars, . . . $6,200 GO 

For services other than personal, printing the annual re- 
port, travelhng expenses and for office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding forty-one hundred 
dollars, 4,100 00 

For requirements of annuity funds and pensions for em- 
ployees retired from the state service under authority 
of the statutes, a sum not exceeding fifty-two thou- 
sand dollars, 52,000 00 



Total, $62,300 00 

Service of Certain Pensioners and Other Persons receiving Compensation 
under Authority of the Statutes and for Certain Other Aid. 

For the compensation of veterans of the civil war and Pensions, etc. 

certain others formerly in the service of the common- 
wealth, now retired from that service, a siun not ex- 
ceeding sixty-six thousand five hundred dollars, . $66,500 00 

For the compensation of certain prison officers and in- 
structors formerly in the service of the common- 
wealth, and now retired, a sum not exceeding eighteen 
thousand dollars, . 18,000 00 

For the compensation of district police officers, formerly 
in the service of the commonwealth and now retired, 
a sum not exceeding nine hundred dollars, • . 900 00 

For the compensation of certain women formerly employed 
by the sergeant-at-arms in cleaning the state house, 
and now retired, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
two hundred forty-eight dollars, .... 1,248 00 

For the compensation of certain public employees for 
injuries sustained in the course of their employment, 
as provided by chapter eight hundred and seven of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen, a sum not 
exceeding thirteen thousand dollars, . . 13,000 00 

For the payment of certain annuities and pensions of 
soldiers and others under the provisions of certain 
acts and resolves, a sum not exceeding twelve thou- 
sand one hundred fifty dollars, .... 12,150 00 

For the relief of firemen and their dependents, with the 
approval of the commissioners on firemen's reUef, the 
sum of eighteen thousand dollars, .... 18,000 00 

For the payment of such claims as may arise in conse- 
quence of the death of firemen and certain persons 
acting as firemen, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 
dollars, 8,000 00 



Total, . . . . . . . . $137,798 00 

Service of the Department of the Sergeant-at-Arms and Maintenance of 
the State House. 

For the personal services of the sergeant-at-arms and Sergeant-at- 
office assistants, a sum not exceeding ten thousand Arms' De- 
two hundred dollars, $10,200 00 ^fSnan^cS of 

For personal services of watchmen and assistant watch- state House, 
men, a sum not exceeding twenty-three thousand 

nine hundred dollars, 23,900 00 



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Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



Sergeant at- 
Arms' De- 
partment and 
maintenance of 
State House. 



Judicial 
Department, 
supreme 
judicial court. 



For personal service.s of engineers, firemen and assistants 
in the eftgineer's department, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-one thousand three hundred forty-six dollars, . $51,346 00 

For personal services of messengers and porters, a sum 
not exceeding seventeen thousand one hundred 
seventy dollars, ....... 17,170 00 

For other personal services incidental to the care and 
maintenance of the state house, a sum not exceeding 
seven thousand eight hundred thirty dollars, . 7,830 00 

For other services, supplies and equipment necessary for 
the maintenance and care of the state house, including 
repairs on furniture and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty-two thousand eight hundred fifty-four 
dollars, . _ 42,854 00 

For services, supplies and equipment necessary to fmriish 
heat, light and power, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
one thousand dollars, 71,000 00 

For the service of telephones in the state house, and ex- 
pense in connection therewith, a sima not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars, .... 25,000 00 

For services other than personal, including mailing the 
legislative bulletin, and necessary office suppUes and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding thirteen hundred 
dollars, 1,300 00 

For new furniture and fixtures, with the approval of the 
state house commission, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
nine thousand dollars, . . ' . . . 29,000 00 



Total, 



$279,600 00 



Service of the Judicial Department. 



Supreme judicial court, as follows: — 

For the salaries and allowance for travelling expenses of 
the chief justice and of the six associate justices, a 
sum not exceeding seventy-four thousand dollars. 

For the pensions of the retired justices, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirty thousand three hundred seventy-five 
dollars, ........ 

For the salary of the clerk for the commonwealth, a sum 
not exceeding three thousand dollars, 

For clerical assistance to the clerk, a sum not exceeding 
nine hundred dollars, ...... 

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

For office supplies, services and, equipment of the supreme 
judicial court, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars, ........ 

For the salary of the reporter of decisions, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four thousand dollars, .... 

For clerk hire and office suppUes, services and equipment 
in the office of the reporter, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-two hundred dollars, .... 

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

For the salary of the clerk for the county of Suffolk, a sum 
not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, 

For the salary of the assistant clerk for the county of 
Suffolk, a sum not exceeding five hundred doUars, 

Total, 



$74,000 00 

30,375 00 

3,000 00 

900 00 

3,000 00 

2,000 00 
4,000 00 

5,200 00 

2,400 00 

1,500 00 

500 00 



$126,875 00 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



83 



$249,600 00 



Probate and 
$71,000 00 insolvency 
courts. 



Superior court, as follows: — 

For the salaries and allowance for travelling expenses of 
the cliief justice and of the twenty-seven associate 
justices, a sum not exceeding two hundred thirty- - 
eight thousand fiv6 hundred dollars, . . . $238,500 00 

For pensions to retired justices, a sum not exceeding 

ninety-sLx hundred dollars, ..... 9,600 00 

For the salary of the assistant clerk, Suffolk county, a 

sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, . . 500 00 

For printing, transportation of papers and documents, 
and office supplies, services and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars, . . 1,000 00 

Total, 

Probate and insolvency courts, as follows: — 

For the salaries of judges of probate of the several counties, 
a sum not exceeding seventy-one thousand dollars, 

For the compensation of judges of probate when acting 
outside of their own county for other judges of 
probate, a simi not exceeding twenty-five hundred 
dollars, . . 2,500 00 

For pensions to retired judges, a sum not exceeding three 

thousand dollars, . 3,000 00 

For the salaries of registers of the several counties, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-eight thousand eight hundred 
dollars, . . . . , . 38,800 00 

For the salaries of assistant registers, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-two thousand one hundred fifty dollars, . 32,150 00 

For clerical assistance to registers of the several counties, 

as follows : — 
Barnstable, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars, 600 00 

Berkshire, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, . 1,000 00 

Bristol, a sum not exceeding four thousand seven hundred 

sijcty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents, 4,766 67 

Dukes, a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars, . 400 00 

Essex, a sum not exceeding eight thousand one hundred 

seventy-five dollars, ...... 8,175 00 

Franklin, a siun not exceeding six hundred dollars, . 600 00 

Hampden, a sum not exceeding four thousand thirty-three 

dollars and thirty-three cents, .... 4,033 33 

Hampshire, a sum not exceeding seven hundred dollars, . 700 00 

Middlesex, a sum not exceeding nine thousand seven 

hundred eighty-two dollars and sixty-seven cents, . 9,782 67 
Nantucket, a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars, 300 00 

Norfolk, a srnn not exceeding four thousand one hundred 

thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents, . 4,133 33 

Plymouth, a sum not exceeding twentv-two hundred 

dollars, " . 2,200 00 

Suffolk, a sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred dol- 
lars, 7,500 00 

Worcester, a sura not exceeding seven thousand five 

hundred thirty-two dollars and sixty-seven cents, . 7,532 67 

For the salary of clerk of the register for the county of 

Middlesex, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred 

dollars, 1,500 00 

For the salary of clerk to the register for the county of 

Suffolk, a smn not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, . 1,500 00 



Superior 
court. 



Total, 



$202,173 67 



84 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 

District attorneys, as follows: — 
D^trict For the salaries of the district attorney, assistants and 

a rneys. deputy assistants for the Suffolk district, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-three thousand four hundred dollars, $23,400 00 

For the salaries of the district attorney, assistants and 
deputy assistants for the northern district, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand two hundred dollars, . 10,200 00 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assistant for 
the eastern district, a sum not exceeding sixty-four 
hundred dollars, 6,400 00 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assistants for 
the southeastern district, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
four hundred dollars, 6,400 00 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assistant for 
the southern district, a sum not exceeding fifty-four 
hundred dollars, 5,400 00 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assistant for 
the middle district, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars, 5,000 00 

For the salary of the district attorney for the western 
district, a sum not exceeding twenty-four hundred 
dollars, 2,400 00 

For the salary of the district attorney for the northwestern 
district, a sum not exceeding one thousand four 
hundred fifty dollars, 1,450 00 

For travelhng expenses necessarily incurred by the district 
attorneys, except in Suffolk district, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-eight hundred dollars, . 2,800 00 

Total, $63,450 00 

Service of the Commission on Probation. 

Commission Yov personal services of the deputy commissioner, clerks 
on ro a ion. ^^^ stenographers, a sum not exceeding ninety-seven 

hundred dollars, S9,700 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual re- 
port, travelling expenses and office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding twenty-six hundred 
dollars 2,600 00 



Total, $12,300 00 

Service of the Land Court. 

Land Court. For Salaries of the judge and associate judge, a sum not 

exceeding sixteen thousand dollars, . $16,000 00 

For salary of the recorder, a sum not exceeding forty-five 

hundred dollars, . 4,500 00 

For salary of the court officer, a sum not exceeding seven- 
teen hundred dollars, ...... 1,700 00 

For engineering and clerical assistance for' office, a sum 

not exceeding thirteen thousand three hundred dollars, 13,300 00 

For personal services in the examination of titles, cost of 
pubUshing and serving citations and other services, 
travelhng expenses and supplies and equipment for 
office, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight thousand 
five hundred dollars, 28,500 00 

For the preparation of sectional plans showing registered 

land, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, 500 00 

Total, $64,500 00 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 85 



Service of the State Department of Health. 
Division of administration, as follows: — 
For personal services of the commissioner, health council niient of Health 

and office assistants, a sum not exceeding nineteen 

thousand dollars, $19,000 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual re- 
port, travelling expenses and office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding nine thousand dol- 
lars, 9,000 00 

Division of hygiene, as follows : — 

For personal services of director and assistants, a sum not 

exceeding ten thousand nine hundred dollars, . 10,900 00 

For services other than personal, travelling expenses, 
suppUes and equipment, a sum not exceeding thirteen 
thousand sLx hundred dollars, .... 13,600 00 

Division of communicable diseases, as follows : — ■ 

For personal services of director, district health officers 
and their assistants, epidemiologist, bacteriologist 
and assistants in the diagnostic laboratory, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-one thousand two hundred fifty dol- 
lars, . 51,250 00 

For services other than personal, travelUng expenses, 
laboratory, office and other necessary supplies, in- 
cluding the purchase of animals and equipment, a 
smn not exceeding thirteen thousand six hundred 
dollars, 13,600 00 

For providing ophthalmia neonatorum outfits, a sum not 

exceeding one thousand dollars, .... 1,000 00 

For personal services in the investigation and production 
of antitoxin and vaccine lymph and other specific 
material for protective inoculation, diagnosis or 
treatment, a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand 
dollars, . . . . . . . . 18,000 00 

For other services, supplies, materials and equipment 
necessary for the production of antitoxin and other 
materials as enumerated above, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-two thousand dollars, .... 22,000 00 

The unex-pended balance of the appropriation made under 
authority of chapter forty-seven of the resolves of 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, for the prevention 
and suppression of syphilis, is hereby reappropriated 
to the extent of the sum of five thousand sixty-eight 
dollars and two cents, . . . . . 5,068 02 

Division of food and drug inspection, as follows : — 

For personal services of the director, analysts, inspectors 
and other assistants, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
seven thousand four hundred dollars, . . . 27,400 00 

For other services, travelling expenses, supplies, material 
and equipment necessary for the division, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-six hundred dollars, . . . 5,600 00 

Division of water supply and sewage disposal, as 
follows : — 
For personal services of the director, engineers, laboratory 
director, chemists, clerks and other assistants, a sum 
not exceeding forty-seven thousand three hundred 
dollars, . . , 47,300 00 



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Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



State Depart- 
ment of Health. 



For other services, travelling expenses, supplies, materials 
and equipment necessary for the work of the division, 
a sum not exceeding ninety-five hundred dollars, $9,500 00 

For personal and other services and necessary supplies 
and equipment for the state examiners of plumbers, 
a sum not exceeding forty-eight hundred dollars, . 4,800 00 

Total, $258,018 02 



Trustees of 
Hospitals for 
Consumptives. 



Service of the Trustees of Hospitals for Consumptives. 

For administrative service of the trustees of hospitals for 
consumptives and subsidies to cities and towns for 
maintaining tuberculosis hospitals : — 

For personal services of the secretary, stenographers, clerks 
and other assistants assigned to the office in the state 
house, a sum not exceeding eighty-seven hundred 
dollars, . . . . $8,700 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual re- 
port, travelling expenses and office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred 
dollars, . . . . . ■ . . • 3,500 00 

To cover the payment of subsidies to which certain cities 
and towns are entitled under the provisions of 
chapter five hundred and ninety-seven of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and eleven, as amended by chapter 
two hundred and ninety of the General Acts of nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen, for the period ending 
November thirty, nineteen hundred and seventeen, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred eighty-eight thousand 
nine hundred seventy-nine dollars and fifty-nine 
cents, ......... 



Total, 



188,979 59 
$201,179 59 



Sanatoria, 
maintenance. 



For the maintenance of the sanatoria, subject to the 

approval of the trustees of hospitals for consumptives, 

as follows : — 
For Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred sixty-seven thousand two hundred dollars, . $167,200 00 
For North Reading state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred twenty-three thousand dollars, . 123)000 00 

For Rutland state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred fifty-four thousand dollars, . . . 254,000 00 

For Westfield state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred fifty-six thousand dollars, 



Total, 



156,000 00 
$700,200 00 



The sums collected as receipts of the above named 
institutions and paid into the treasury of the common- 
wealth and held as separate funds shall be transferred 
and used as a part of the general fund or ordinary revenue. 



Department 
of Animal 
Industry. 



Service of the Department of Animal Industry. 

For personal services of the commissioner, clerks and 
stenographers and office assistants, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand seven hundred dollars, . 



$10,700 00 



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87 



For services other than personal, printing the annual re- 
port, traveUing expenses of the commissioner, and 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
forty-two hundred dollars, ..... 

For the personal services and reimbursements for traveUing 
expenses for veterinarians and agents engaged in 
work of extermination of contagious diseases among 
domestic animals, a sum not exceeding sixty-two 
thousand dollars, ....... 

For reimbm-sement of owners of cattle and horses kUled, 
travelling expenses, when allowed, to inspectors of 
animals, incidental expenses of killing and burial, 
quarantine and emergency services, and for laboratory 
and veterinary supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-four thousand dollars. 

For the reimbursement of certain towns for compensation 
paid inspectors of animals in accordance with the 
provisions of section twelve of chapter ninety of the 
Revised Laws, a sum not exceeding sixty-two himdred 
dollars, ........ 

Total, 



Department 
of Animal 
Industry. 



$4,200 00 



62,000 00 



74,000 00 



6,200 00 
$157,100 00 



Service of the Board of Bar Examiners. 

For personal services of the members of the board, a sum 
not exceeding forty-two hundred dollars, 

For other services, printing the annual report, travelling 
expenses, office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, . 

Total, 

The accumulations from fees for examinations paid 
into the treasury of the commonwealth prior to the first 
day of December, nineteen himdred and seventeen, and 
held as a special fund, shall be transferred and used as a 
part of the general fund or ordinary revenue. 



Board of Bar 
t,200 00 Examiners. 



2,500 00 



5,700 00 



Disposition of 
accumulations 
from certain 
fees, etc. 



Sendee of the Board of Dental Examiners. 

For services of the members of the board and clerical 
assistance, a sum not exceeding two thousand one 
hundred and fifty dollars, $2,150 00 

For other services, printing the annual report, and for 
rent, travelling expenses, office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding twenty-five himdred and 
fifty dollars, 2,550 00 



Total, 



Board of 

Dental 

Examiners. 



$4,700 00 



Service of the Board of Registration in Embalming. 

For compensation of members of the board and services 
of their clerk, a sum not exceeding one thousand two 
hundred thirty-sbc dollars, ..... 

For services other than personal, travelling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand two hundred, sixty-four dollars, . 



Board of 
Registration 
1,236 00 in Embalming. 



1,264 00 



Total, 



$2,500 00 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



Board of 
Registration 
in Medicine. 



Service of the Board of Registration in Medicine. 

For services of the members of the board, including the 
secretary, and for office assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifty-six hundred dollars, S5,600 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, travelling expenses, rent of office, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
one hundred dollars, ...... 3,100 00 



Total, 



$8,700 00 



Department 
of Chiropwdy. 



Service of the Department of Chiropody. 

For personal services of members of the board, examiners, 
clerks, etc., a sum not exceeding nine hundred fifty 
dollars, S950 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual re- 
port, travelling expenses and office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars, . 600 00 



Total, 



$1,550 00 



Board of 
Registration 
of Nurses. 



Service of the Board of Registration of Nurses. 

For services of members of the board and clerical assistance 
in their office, a sum not exceeding thirty-two hundred 
dollars, . . . . $3,200 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, office rent, travelling expenses and necessary 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen hundred dollars, ..... 1,500 00 



Total, 



$4,700 00 



Board of 
Registration 
in Optometry. 



Service of the Board of Registration in Optometry. 

For peisonal services of the members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding ten hundred and fifty dollars, . $1,050 00 

For clerical services, a sum not exceeding six hundred and 

seventy-five dollars, ...... .675 00 

For other services, printing the annual report, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding three 
hundred and seventy-five doUars, .... 375 00 

For travelling expenses of the members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred fifty dollars, . . 150 00 



Total, 



$2,250 00 



Service of the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine. 



Board of 
Registration 
in Veterinary 
Medicine. 



For the services of the members of the board and secretary, 
a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars, 

For other services, printing the annual report, travelling 
expenses, office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars, .... 



$600 00 



500 00 



Total, 



$1,100 00 



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89 



Service of the Board of Registration in Pharmacy. 

For services of the members of the board, agent and office 
assistants, a sum not exceeding seven thousand seven 
hundred fifty dollars, $7,750 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, travelling expenses, and office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding three thousand four 
hundred twenty-five dollars, ..... 3,425 00 



Board of 
Registration 
in Pharmacy. 



Total, 



$11,175 00 



Service of the State Examiners of Electricians. 

For personal services of the secretary and office assistants, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-eight hundred dollars, . 

For expenses other than personal, printing the annual 
report, travelling expenses, office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding three thousand three 
hundred ninety dollars, ..... 



Total, 



State Ex- 
),800 00 aminers of 
Electricians. 



3,390 00 



$7,190 00 



Service of the Supervisor of Loan Agencies. 

For services of the supervisor and assistants in his de- 
partment, a sum not exceeding eight thousand one 
hundred forty dollars, ...... 

For services other than personal, printing the annual re- 
port, office supplies and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand two hundred ten doUars, 

Total, . . .' 



?,140 00 



1,210 00 



Supervisor of 
Loan Agencies. 



),350 00 



Service of the Bank Commissioner. 

For services of the commissioner and deputy, the sum of 
eighty-five hundred dollars, ..... 

For services of examiners and assistants, clerks, stenog- 
raphers and experts, a sum not exceeding eighty-fom* 
thousand dollars, . . 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, travelling expenses, office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding forty-nine thousand seven 
himdred dollars, ....... 

Total, 

For examinations and registration of public accountants, 
including personal services of examiners, other 
services and necessary supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding twelve hundred dollars, Total, 

The accumulations from fees for registration of public 
accountants paid into the treasury of the commonwealth 
prior to the first day of December, nineteen himdred and 
seventeen, and held as a special fund, shall be transferred 
and used as a part of the general fund or ordinary revenue. 



Bank Com- 
,500 00 missioner. 



84,000 00 



49,700 00 
$142,200 00 



$1,200 00 



Disposition 
of accumu- 
lated fees 
for registra- 
tion of public 
accountants. 



90 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 

Service of the Insurance Commissioner's Department. 

Insurance YoT personal services of the commissioner and persons 

sioJJ^™s^" holding office with salaries fixed by the statutes, a 

Department. sum not exceeding eighteen thousand five himdred 

dollars, $18,500 00 

For the services of additional deputies, clerks, stenog- 
raphers and other assistants, a sum not exceeding 
sLxty-four thousand dollars, ..... 64,000 00 
For other services, printing the annual report, travelling 
•expenses, necessary office supplies and equipment 
and rent, a sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand 
dollars, 21,000 00 



Commission 



Total, $103,500 00 

Service of the Savings Bank Life Insurance Department. 
Savings Bank For personal services of officers and employees, a sum not 
Departmenr^ exceeding thirteen thousand three hundred dollars, . $13,300 00 
For publicity, including personal services and travelling 
expenses of one person, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five hundred dollars, 2,500 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual re- 
port, travelling expenses, office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding five thousand two hundred 
sixty dollars, 5,260 00 

Total, $21,060 00 

Service of the Public Service Commission. 

o™JS;?5;!3.''^® "^^^ personal services of the commissioners, a sum not ex- 

""■"■" ceeding forty thousand five hundred doUars, . $40,500 00 

For personal services of lecretaries, employees of the 
accounting department, engineering department and 
rate and tariff department, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-three thousand seven himdred dollars, . . 33,700 00 

For the inspection department (personal services, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-two thousand two hundred 
doUars, travelling expenses, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars) a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five thousand seven hundred dollars, . 35,700 00 

For personal services of the telephone and telegraph de- 
partment, a sum not exceeding nine thousand dol- 
lars, 9,000 00 

For personal services of clerks, messengers and office 
assistants, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
seven hundred dollars, ...... 12,700 00 

For personal services of experts, a sum not exceeding three 

thousand dollars, 3,000 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, office supplies and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding nineteen thousand dollars, .... 19,000 00 

For stenographic reports of hearings, a sum not exceeding 

fifty-five hundred dollars, ..... 5,500 00 

For rental of offices, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 

five hundred dollars, ...... 13,500 00 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



91 



For stenographic reports of evidence at inquests held in 
cases of death by accident on or about raikoads, a 
sum not exceeding three thousand dollars, . . $3,000 00 

The expenses covered hereby to be assessed in accord- 
ance with the provisions of chapter four hundred and 
ninety-sLx of the acts of nineteen hundred and twelve. 

Total, $175,600 00 



Public Service 
Commission. 



Service of the Board of Gas and Electric Light Commissioners. 

The sums hereinafter mentioned, except as otherwise pro- 
vided, are to be paid from the Gas and Electric Light 
Commissioners' Fund, subject to the provisions of 
sections one hundred and thirty-six and one hundred 
and thirty-seven of chapter seven hundred and 
forty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and four- 
teen : — 

For the services of the commissioners, clerks, stenographers 
and other office assistants, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-two thousand six hundred fifty dollars. 

For the services and expenses of expert assistance, as 
authorized by chapter six hundred and thirty-one of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars, 

For other services, printing the annual report, for rent of 
offices and for necessary office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand fifty 
dollars, ........ 

For the services of the inspector of gas and gas meters, 
assistant inspectors, deputy inspectors of meters, 
office rent, travelling and other necessary expenses of 
inspection, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand 
dollars, ........ 

For the examination and tests of electric meters, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars, . ... 



Board of Gas 
and Electric 
Light Com- 
missioners. 



$22,650 00 



5,500 00 



13,050 00 



Total, 



17,000 00 
1,000 00 
$59,200 00 



For services and expenses in coimection with the abate- 
ment of smoke in Boston and vicinity, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-eight hundred dollars, Total, 



$7,800 00 



The same to be assessed upon the cities and towns of 
the district named in section one of chapter six hundred 
and fifty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and ten. 



Service of the Board of Conciliation and Arbitration. 

For services of the commissioners, secretary and office 
assistants, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand five 
hundred dollars, $12,500 00 

For other services, printing the annual report, travelling 
expenses, supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing twelve thousand dollars, ..... 12,000 00 



Board of Con- 
ciliation and 
Arbitration. 



Total, 



$24,500 00 



92 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



Service of the Minimum Wage Commission. 
Minimum por Salaries and expenses of the commissioners, a sum 

mfslion!""' iiot exceeding twenty-three hundred dollars, . . $2,300 00 

For personal services of the secretary, clerks, stenog- 
raphers, agents and investigators, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-five hundred dollars, ..... 9,500 00 

For compensation and expenses of wage boards, a sum not 

exceeding two thousand dollars, .... 2,000 00 
For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, travelling expenses, office rent and office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding forty- 
two hundred dollars, 4,200 00 

Total, $18,000 00 

Service of the Industrial Accident Board. 

Industrial YoT the personal services of members of the board, secre- 

Board" tary, medical adviser, inspectors, clerks and office 

assistants, a sum not exceeding one hundred eight 

thousand dollars, $108,000 00 

For other services, printing the annual report, travelling 
expenses, expenses of impartial examinations and the 
necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding forty-three thousand five hundred dollars, . 43,500 00 

Total, $151,500 00 

Service of the State Board of Labor and Industries. 

Board of For personal services of members of the board, commis- 

IndustrSs sioners and deputy commissioners, inspectors and 

• ■ expert investigators, salaries of clerks, stenographers 

and other assistants, a sum not exceeding eighty-three 
thousand three hundred dollars, .... $83,300 00 
For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report and the necessary office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand seven 

hundred doUars, 13,700 00 

For travelling expenses of the members of the board, 
officers and employees, a sum not exceeding nine 

thousand doUars, 9,000 00 

For the rent and care of office, a sum not exceeding nine 

thousand dollars, 9,000 00 



Total, $115,000 00 

Service of the Homestead Commission. 

Homestead Por personal and other services, printing the annual re- 
Commission. port, travelling expenses and for necessary office 

supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
three hundred doUars, Total, .... $3,300 00 

Service of the Commissioner of Weights and Measures. 
Commissioner YoT personal services of the commissioner, inspectors, 
M^ur^*^ clerks and stenographers in his office, a sum not ex- 

ceeding thirteen thousand one hundred sixty-two 
dollars and forty-nine cents, ..... $13,162 49 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



93 



For other services, printing the annual report and neces- 
sary office supplies, equipment and apparatus, a sum 
not exceeding eight thousand one hundred thirty- 
seven dollars and fifty-one cents, .... 

Total, 



Commissioner 
of Weights and 
Measures. 



^,137 51 



$21,300 00 



Service of the Fire Prevention Commissioner. 

The maintenance of this department, as hereinafter 
authorized, is to be assessed upon certain cities and 
towns making up the district as provided by chapter 
seven hundred and ninety-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fourteen: — 

For personal services of the commissioner, deputy, secre- 
tary and other office employees, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen thousand nine hundred twenty dollars, . $14,920 00 

For other services, printing the annual report, office rent, 
and for the necessary office supplies and equipment, 
a sum not exceeding eighty-two hundred dollars, . 8,200 00 

Total, $23,120 00 



Fire Pre- 
vention Com- 
missioner. 



Service of the District Police Department. 

For personal services of the chief and regular clerks, 
stenographers and clerks for purposes of general ad- 
ministration, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 
three hundred twenty-two dollars, .... $11,322 00 

For contingent services, including printing the annual 
report, rent of district offices, supplies and equip- 
ment, and all other things necessary for the investi- 
gation of fires and moving picture licenses, as re- 
quired by the statutes, a sum not exceeding sixteen 
thousand eight hundred dollars, .... 16,800 00 



District Police 
Department. 



Detective department, as follows: — 

For personal services of the chief, detectives, clerks and 
stenographers, as defined by the statutes, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-six thousand one hundred one dol- 
lars, 56,101 00 

For travelling expenses of the department, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventeen thousand five hundred dollars, . 17,500 00 

For maintenance and operation of the police steamer 
"Lotis", a sum not exceeding fifty-five hundred 
doUars, 5,500 00 

For personal services, rent, supplies and equipment neces- 
sary in the enforcement of statutes relative to ex- 
plosives and inflammable fluids and compounds, a 
sum not exceeding three thousand two hundred fifty 
dollars, 3,250 00 



Detective 
department. 



Building inspection department, as follows: — 
For personal services of the chief, inspectors, clerks and 
stenographers, as defined by the statutes, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-five thousand two hundred thirty- 
three dollars, ........ 

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



Buildine; 

inspection 

department. 



35,233 00 
7,500 00 



94 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



Boiler 

inspection 



Boiler inspection department, as follows: — 
For personal services of the chief, inspectors, clerks and 
department. stenographers, as deiinea by the statutes, a sum not 
exceeding forty-seven thousand two hundred seventy- 
six dollars, $47,276 00 

For travelling expenses of the department, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand five hundred dollars, . . 10,.'^00 00 
For services, supplies and equipment necessary for in- 
vestigations and inspections by the department, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, 1,000 00 



Total, $211,982 00 



Service of the Board of Boiler Rules. 



Board of For the personal services of the members of the board, a 



Boiler Rules 



sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, . . $1,000 00 
For services other than personal, and the necessary 
travelling expenses of members of the board, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding six 
hundred dollars, 600 00 



Total, $1,600 00 

Service of the Quartermaster General. 
Quartermaster For personal services of the quartermaster general, super- 
Departnfent. intendent of armories, and other officers and em- 

ployees receiving annual salaries, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand two hundred dollars, . . . $13,200 00 

For certain incidental military expenses of the quarter- 
master's department, a sum not exceeding nine thou- 
sand doUars, 9,000 00 

For office and general supplies and equipment, a sum not 

exceeding five thousand dollars, . . . . 5,000 00 

For the care and maintenance of the camp ground and 
buUdings at Framingham, a sum not exceeding four 
thousand dollars, 4,000 00 

For the salaiies of armorers and assistant armorers of first 
class armories, a sum not exceeding seventy-two 
thousand two hundred and sixty-five dollars, . . 72',265 00 

For the maintenance of armories of the first class, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred and forty-five thousand 
doUars, . . . . 145,000 00 

For reimbursement for rent and maintenance of armories 
of the second class, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand doUars, 3,000 00 

For reimbursement for rent and maintenance of armories 
of the third class, a sum not exceeding fifty-four 
hundred dollars, 5,400 00 

For expert assistance, the employment of which may be 
exempt from civil service rules, in the disbursement 
of certain money to the officers and enlisted men of 
the state guard for compensation and allowances, a 
sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars, 1,200 00 



Total, $258,065 00 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 95 



Service of the Chief Surgeon. 

For personal services of the chief surgeon and his office Chief Surgeon's 

assistants, a sum not exceeding forty-eight hundred Department. 

doUars, $4,800 00 

For services other than personal, and for necessary medical 
and office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-five hundred dollars, .... 2,500 00 

For replacing or making good the loss of certain articles 
furnished by the war department of the United 
States, a sum not exceeding four hundred and fifty 
dollars, 450 00 

Total, $7,750 00 

Service of the Naval Militia. 

For the care, furnishing and repair of any United States Naval 

ship loaned to the commonwealth for the use of the militia. 

naval militia, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars, $500 00 

For the expense of the naval militia not otherwise pro- 
vided for, a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars, . 200 00 

For office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 

five hundred doUars, ...... 500 00 

For pay and allowances for officers and men of the naval 

forces, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars, . 2,000 00 

For the transportation of officers and men of the naval 
forces when on military duty, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred dollars, ...... 500 00 

For supplies and equipment and expenses incidental 
thereto for the quartermaster's department of the 
naval forces, a sum not exceeding five hundred dol- 
lars 500 00 

Total, . . $4,200 00 

Service of the Commission on Waterways and Public Lands. 

For the improvement, development, maintenance and Waterways and 

protection of rivers and harbors, tidewaters and Commi^t^n^ 

foreshores within the commonwealth, as provided by 
chapter three hundred and eighteen of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, . $250,000 00 

For the operation and maintenance of the New Bedford 

state pier, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, . 10,000 00 

The sirnis appropriated for the following purposes are 
to be paid out of the Port of Boston Fund receipts : — 

For the personal services of the commissioners, chief 
engineers and assistants, and for clerks, stenographers 
and office assistants, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
two thousand five hundred dollars, . . . 72,500 00 

For necessary travelling expenses of the commissioners, a 

sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars, . 1,200 00 

For services other than personal, including printing and 
binding the annual report, and for the necessary 
office and engineering supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars, . 7,500 00 



96 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



^fbli^LandT ^°^ ^^® supervision and operation of commonwealth pier 

Commission. Ave, including the salaries or other compensation of 

employees, and for the repair and replacement of 

equipment and other property, a sum not exceeding 

fifty-five thousand dollars, $55,000 00 

For the maintenance and improvement of commonwealth 
property under the control of the commission, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars, . . 35,000 00 

For the maintenance of a publicity bureau for the purpose 
of properly advertising the port of Boston, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, . . 2,500 00 

For the removal of wrecks and other obstructions from 

tidewaters, a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, . 100 00 

For repairing damages along the coast line or river banks 
of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding ninety- 
five hundred dollars, . . . . 9,500 00 

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 nineteen hundred and fifteen, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars, .... 1,000 00 

For the compensation of dumping inspectors, to be paid 
from the Waterways Fund, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars, ....... 2,000 00 



Total, 



$446,300 00 



Highway 
Commi.ssion. 



Service of the Highway Commission. 

For the personal services of the commissioners, chief 
engineer, office assistants, including certain clerks 
and stenographers, a sum not exceeding fifty thou- 
sand dollars, ... ... $50,000 00 

For necessary travelling expenses of the commissioners, 
chief engineer and other office assistants when 
travelling in the discharge of their oflBcial duties, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars, . 3,500 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report and necessary office supplies and equipment, 
a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars, . . 12,000 00 

For the maintenance and operation of the Newburyport 
bridge and the Brightman street bridge in Fall River, 
in accordance with the provisions of existing laws, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand dollars, . 21,000 00 



Divisions of registration, examination and investigation 
of the automobile department as provided in the 
two following items : — 

For personal services, a sum not exceeding one hundred 

and thirty-five thousand dollars, .... 135,000 00 

For services other than personal, travelling expenses, 
purchase of the necessary supplies, equipment and 
materials, including cartage and storage of the same, 
and for work incidental to the registration and 
licensing of owners of motor vehicles, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred and sixty thousand dollars, . 160,000 00 
The sums appropriated by the two preceding items are 

to be paid from the Motor Vehicle Fees Fund. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



97 



For the care, repair and storage of road-building ma- 
chinery and tools, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 

thousand dollars, $25,000 00 

To be paid from the Motor Vehicle Fees Fund. 

For the suppression of gypsy moths on state highways, a 

sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, . 10,000 00 

To be paid from the Motor Vehicle Fees Fund. 

For the maintenance of state highways and the improving 
and constructing of town ways and certain through 
routes, in accordance with the provisions of existing 
laws, a sum not exceeding two million dollars, . 2,000,000 00 

To be paid from the Motor Vehicle Fees Fund. 

And a further sum for the pm-pose defined in the pre- 
ceding item not exceeding two hundred thirty-seven 
thousand four hundred sixty-two dollars and eighty 
cents, representing the assessments paid by cities and 
towns for maintaining state highways, to be paid 
from the ordinary revenue, ..... 237,462 80 



Highway Com- 
mission. 



Total, 



$2,653,962 80 



Service for Miscellaneoiis Highway Maintenance. 

For expenses incurred in the construction and repair of 
roads in the town of Mashpee during the year nine- 
teen hundred and eighteen, the sum of three hundred 
dollars, $300 00 

For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the 
approval of the metropolitan park commission, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred seventy-three thousand 
three hundred eighty-five dollars and ninety cents, 
representing the state's portion, or one half of the 
estimated cost of maintenance, .... 173,385 90 

For maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the approval 
of the metropolitan park commission, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-one hundred thirty-four doUars and 
seven cents, representing the state's portion, or one 
quarter of the estimated cost of maintenance, . 3,134 07 



Highway 
maintenance. 



Total, 



$176,819 97 



Service of the State Board of Agriculture. 

For the personal services of the secretary, first clerk and 
other clerks, stenographers and assistants, a sum not 
e.xceeding ten thousand six hundred dollars, . . 10,600 00 

For the secretary's travelling expenses, a sum not exceed- 
ing five hundred dollars, 500 00 

For the travelling expenses of members of the board, a 

sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars, . . 1,200 00 

For other services, printing the annual report, office 

supplies and equipment, and printing and furnishing ' 

trespass posters, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 

dollars, 8,000 00 

For services and expenses incidental to the nursery in- 
spection, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand 
dollars, 14,000 00 



State Board 
of Agriculture. 



98 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 

of A^r^u^ture '^°^ Services and expenses necessary for the apiary in- 

^ "^" " ■ spection, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars, $2,000 00 

For services and expenses of the state ornithologist, a sura 

not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars, 3,500 00 

For disseminating useful information in agriculture, a sum 

not exceeding nine thousand dollars, . 9,000 00 

For the personal services of the general agent of the dairy 
bureau, for assistants, experts, chemists, agents and 
other necessary expenses of the bureau, including 
printing the annual report, a sum not exceeding nine 
thousand dollars, ....... 9,000 00 

For the encouragement of orcharding, a sum not exceeding 

five hundred dollars, ...... 500 00 

For the encouragement of practical dairying and the 
rearing of live stock, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars, providing that any unexpended balance 
of this amount remaining at the end of the fiscal year 
may be used during the next fiscal year, 5,000 00 

For boimties to agricultural societies, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-eight thousand dollars, .... 28,000 00 

For bounties to encourage and improve the breeding of 
poultry, a sum not exceeding thirty-one himdred and 
thirty dollars, 3,130 00 

For premiums for the encouragement of agriculture 
among children and youths, a sum not exceeding 
two thousand dollars, 2,000 00 

For the encouragement of agriculture by the holding of 
special exhibitions, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars, 2,000 00 



Total, $98,430 00 

I 

Service of the State Forester. 

State Forester's For personal services of the forester and office assistants, 
Department. ^ g^JJJ ^q^ exceeding eleven thousand nine hundred 

dollars, $11,900 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual 
report, and for travelling expenses of the forester and 
secretary, and the necessary office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, . 5,000 00 
For the salaries and expenses of foresters, and the necessary 
labor, supplies and equipment in maintaining forest 
tree nurseries, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand 
eight hundred and fifty dollars, .... 20,850 00 
For the purchase of land and reforesting the same, a sum 

not exceeding ten thousand dollars, . . . 10,000 00 

Forest fire prevention : — 

For the personal services of the state fixe warden and his 
assistants, and for other services, travelling expenses 
of the fire warden and his assistants, and necessary 
supplies and equipment and materials used in new 
construction in the forest fire prevention service, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-two thousand dollars, . 32,000 00 

For aiding towns in the purchase of equipment for ex- 
tmguishing forest fires and for making protective 
belts or zones as a defense against forest fires, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars, . . . 1,000 00 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



99 



For the suppression of the gypsy and brown tail moths, 
and for expenses incidental thereto, a sum not exceed- 
ing two hundred and forty-seven thousand dollars, 
this sum to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for this piu"pose and any unexpended 
balance at the end of the fiscal year may be used in 
the succeeding year, ...... 

Total, 



$247,000 00 
$327,750 00 



Service of the State Forest Commission. 

For the acquisition, reforestation, maintenance and de- 
velopment of land suitable for timber cultivation 
within the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding 
twenty thousand dollars, said sum to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for this pm*- 
pose, ......... 

For the necessary expenses of the commission, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars, .... 

Total, 



State Forest 
Commission. 



$20,000 00 

500 00 

$20,500 00 



Service of the Commissioners on Fisheries and Game. 



For personal services of the commissioners and office 
assistants, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand five 
hundred doUars, $12,500 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual re- 
port, travelling expenses and necessary office supplies 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding eighty-six hun- 
dred dollars, 8,600 00 

For personal services of deputies, biologists and assistant 
biologists, and for travelling expenses and necessary 
office expenses incidental to the enforcement of the 
laws, a sum not exceeding sixty-one thousand five 
hundred dollars, 61,500 00 

For the maintenance of game farms and fish hatcheries 
and the propagation of game birds and food fish, a 
sum not exceeding sixty-six thousand dollars, . 66,000 00 

Total, $148,600 00 



Commissioners 
on Fisheries and 
Game. 



Claims for Damages by Wild Deer. 

For the payment of damages caused by wild deer, for 
the present and previous years, as provided by the 
statutes, a sum not exceeding ten thousand five hun- 
dred dollars. Total, ...... 



Damages by 
wild deer. 



$10,500 00 



Service of the Commission on Mental Diseases. 

For personal services of the director, officers and em- 
ployees, a sum not exceeding sixty-one thousand five 
hundred dollars, ....... 

For other services, printing the annual report, travelling 
expenses and office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding seventeen thousand dollars. 

For transportation and medical examination of state 
paupers under its charge, a sum not exceeding eight 
thousand dollars, ....... 



Commission 
on Mental 
1,500 00 Diseases. 



17,000 00 



8,000 00 



100 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



Commission 
on Mental 
Diseases. 



For the support of insane paupers boarded in families 
under its charge, or temporarily absent under au- 
thority of the same, for the present year and previous 
years, a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars, $9,000 00 

For ihe support of state paupers in the Hospital Cottages 
for Children, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 
dollars, 13,000 00 

For the expenses of an investigation as to the nature, 
causes, results and treatment of mental diseases and 
defects, and the publication of the results thereof, a 
sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars, . . 7,000 00 



Total, 



$115,500 00 



Institutions 
under super- 
vision of Com- 
mission on 
Mental 
Diseases. 



Maintenance. 



Services of the Institutions under the Supervision of the Commission on 
Mental Diseases. 

The sums collected as receipts of the several institutions 
under the supervision of the commission on mental 
diseases, and paid into the treasury of the commonwealth 
during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and seventeen, 
and held as separate funds under the provisions of chapter 
one hundred and seventy-five of the acts of nineteen 
himdred and five and amendments thereof, are hereby 
transferred to be used as a part of the general fund or 
ordinary revenue. 

For maintenance, to be expended with the approval of 
the trustees of the several institutions, as follows : — 

Boston state hospital, a sum not exceeding six hundred 
eighty-nine thousand six hundred and eighty-seven 
dollars, $689,687 00 

Danvers state hospital, a sum not exceeding five hundred 

seventeen thousand six hundred dollars, . . . 517,600 00 

Foxborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred five thousand five hundred and eighty-three 
dollars, 205,583 00 

Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding two hundred 

sixty-two thousand nine himdred and fifty dollars, . 262,950 00 

Grafton state hospital, a svma not exceeding six hundred 

twenty-five thousand two hundred dollars, . . 625,200 00 

Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded, a sum not 
exceeding four hundred twenty-eight thousand two 
hundred and twenty-five dollars, .... 428,225 00 

For the city of Waltham, rental for sewage disposal, the 
sum of eight hundred twenty dollars and eighty-nine 
cents, 820 89 

Medfield state hospital, a sum not exceeding five hundred 

twenty-eight thousand and seventy-two doUars, . 528,072 00 

Monson state hospital, a sum not exceeding three hundred 
thirtv-eight thousand six hundred and twenty-four 
dollars, . 338,624 00 

Northampton state hospital, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred ninety-four thousand seven hundred and 
sixty-eight dollars, 294,768 00 

Taunton state hospital, a sum not exceeding four hundred 

forty-six thousand and ninety dollars, . . 446,090 00 

Westborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding four 
hundred seventy-seven thousand and seventy-five 
dollars, . . 477,075 00 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



101 



Worcester state hospital, a sum not exceeding four hundred 
sixty-seven thousand four hundred and eighty-two 
doUars, . . $467,482 00 

Wrentham state school, including the maintenance of 
certain patients engaged in operations for the de- 
velopment of the Belchertown colony, a sum not 
exceeding three hundred twenty-nine thousand four 
hundred and eighty-five doUars, .... 329,485 00 

Total, $5,611,661 89 



For the purchase of supplies, materials and equipment 

needed for the maintenance of industries in the 

several institutions, with the approval of the several 

boards of trustees, as follows : — 
Boston state hospital, a sum not exceeding two hundred 

and sixty doUars, ...... 

Danvers state -hospital, a sum not exceeding sixteen hun 

dred dollars, ...... 

Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding five hundred 

and twenty-five dollars, . . . . . 

Grafton state hospital, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

doUars, ........ 

Medfield state hospital, a sum not exceeding four hundred 

doUars, ....... 

Monson state hospital, a sum not exceeding one hundred 

doUars, ....... 

Northampton state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred and seventy doUars, 
Westborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding seven 

hundred and twenty doUars, .... 
Worcester state hospital, a sum not exceeding five hundred 

doUars, ....... 

Total, 



Suppliesj etc. 



$260 00 


1,600 00 


525 00 


1,000 00 


400 00 


100 00 


' 570 00 


720" 00 

[ 


500 00 


. $5,675 00 



Service of the State Board of Charity. 

Central administrative office: — 

For personal services of officers and employees, a siun 
not exceeding twenty-one thousand five hundred 
doUars, $21,500 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual re- 
port, travelling expenses, including expenses of 
auxUiary visitors, and office supplies and expenses, a 
sum not exceeding seven thousand doUars, . . 7,000 00 



State Board 
of Charity. 



Division of minor wards : — 

For personal services of officers and employees, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred two thousand and five 
hundred doUars, 102,500 00 

For services other than personal, office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding sixty-five hundred dol- 
lars, 6,500 00 

For the care and maintenance of indigent and neglected 
chUdren and juvenUe offenders, for the present year 
and previous years, a sum not exceeding six hundred 
and eighty thousand dollars, ..... 680,000 00 



Division of 

minor wards. 



102 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 

Division of For the care, maintenance and transportation of unsettled 

minor war s. pauper infants, for the present year and previous 

years, a sum not exceeding seventy-four thousand 

dollars, S74,000 00 

For tuition in the public schools, including transportation 
to and from school of children boarded or bound out 
by the state board of charity, for the present year 
and previous years, a sum not exceeding sixty thou- 
sand five hundred dollars, ..... 60,500 00 

Division of adult poor: — 
adulTpoor ^'^^ personal services of officers and employees, a sum not 

exceeding seventy-eight thousand dollars, . . 78,000 00 

For services other than personal, travelling expenses and 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
sixteen thousand dollars, ..... 16,000 00 

For the transportation of state paupers under the charge 
of the state board of charity, including the trans- 
portation of prisoners released on probation from the 
state farm, and travelling and other expenses of pro- 
bation visitors, for the present year and previous 
years, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand doUars, . 15,000 00 

For expenses in connection with smallpox and other 
diseases dangerous to the public health, for the present 
year and previous years, a sum not exceeding eighty 
thousand doUars, 80,000 00 

For the support of sick paupers by cities and towns, for 
the present year and previous years, the same to in- 
clude cases of wife settlement, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred and ten thousand dollars, . . . 110,000 00 

For the burial of state paupers by cities and towns, for 
the present year and previous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eight thousand doUars, .... 8,000 00 

For temporary aid given to state paupers and shipwrecked 
seamen by cities and towns, for the present year and 
previous years, a sum not exceeding one hundred and 
ninety thousand dollars, 190,000 00 

For the payment of suitable aid to mothers with dependent 
children, for the present year and previous years, a 
sum not exceeding four hundred and seventy-five 
thousand doUars, 475,000 00 



Total, $1,924,000 00 

Service of the Penikese Hospital. 

Penikese For the maintenarce of the Penikese hospital, to be ex- 

Hospital, pended with the approval of the state board of 

charity, a sum not exceeding thirty-one thousand 
two hundred twenty doUars, Total, . . . $31,220 00 

Service of the State Infirmary. 

State For the maintenance of the state infirmary, to be expended 
Infirmary. ^^{^ ^j^g approval of the trustees thereof, a sum not 
exceeding six hundred and ninety thousand doUars, 
Total, $690,000 00 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 103 



Service of the Massachiisetts Hospital School. 
For the maintenance of the Massachusetts hospital school, Massachusetts 

to be expended with the approval of the trustees, a SchcfoV^ 

sum not exceeding one hundred nine thousand dollars. 
Total, $109,000 00 

The sum previously collected as receipts of this institu- 
tion and paid into the treasiuy of the commonwealth and 
held as a separate fund shall be transferred and used as a 
part of the general fund or ordinary revenue. 

Service of the Norfolk State Hospital. 

For the maintenance of the Norfolk state hospital, to be Norfolk sta^te 

expended with the approval of the trustees, a sum not Hospital, 

exceeding- one hundred and twenty-nine thousand 
doUars, Total, $129,000 00 

The sum collected as receipts of this institution and 
paid into the treasury of the commonwealth and held as a 
separate fund shall be transferred and used as a part of 
the general fund or ordinary revenue. ^ 

Service of the Commissioner of State Aid and Pensions. 

For personal services of the commissioner, deputy, agents. Commissioner 

clerks, stenographers and other assistants, a sum not of ^tate Aid 

exceeding twenty thousand nine hundred dollars, . $20,900 00 
For services other than personal, including printing the 

annual report, travelling expenses of the commissioner 

and his employees, and necessary office supplies and 

equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty-two hundred 

dollars, 3,200 00 

For reimbursements to cities and towns for money paid 

on account of state and military aid to Massachusetts 

soldiers and their families, a sum not exceeding one 

million two hundred and ten thousand dollars, the 

same to be paid on or before the fifteenth day of 

November in the year nineteen hundred and eighteen, 

in accordance with the provisions of existing laws 

relative to state and military aid, .... 1,210,000 00 



and Pensions. 



Total, $1,234,100 00 

Service of the Publication of a Record of Massachusetts Soldiers and 
Sailors who served in the War of the Rebellion. 

For the services of the compiler and his regular assistants, Publication 

a sum not exceeding fifty-one hundred and ninety of civil war 

dollars, . $5,190 00 records. 

For personal services in Washington and for services 
other than personal, supplies and equipment for the 
office in the state house, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
three hundred and ten dollars, 2,310 00 

Total, $7,500 00 



104 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



Reimbursements to Certain State Employees for Loss of Salaries and 
Wages due to Entering the Military Service. 

mems^'to^^ For compensation to certain state employees entering the 
certain state military service of the United States during the 
employees in present War, as provided by chapter three hundred 
war service. and one of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and 
seventeen, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 
Total, $50,000 00 

Service of the Bureau of Prisons. 

Prisons °^ ^°'' *^^ personal services of the director, deputies, mem- 
bers of the board of parole and advisory board of 
pardons, clerks, stenographers and agents, a sum not 
exceeding forty-three thousand two hundred and 
fifty dollars, $43,250 00 

For services other than personal, printing the aimual re- 
port, necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding four thousand dollars, . . . 4,000 00 

For travelling expenses of officers and employees of the 
bureau when required to travel in the discharge of 
their duties, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 
dollars, 8,000 00 

For the removal of prisoners to and from state institu- 
tions, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars, . 4,000 00 

For assistance to prisoners discharged from the state 
prison, Massachusetts reformatory and prison camp 
and hospital, and to discharged female prisoners, a 
sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars, . . 11,000 00 

For salaries and expenses in connection with the identifica- 
tion of criminals, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven 
hundred dollars, 3,700 00 

For services of guards, purchase of equipment needed for 
the employment of prisoners as defined in chapter 
one hundred and twenty-nine of the General Acts of 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, a sum not exceed- 
ing six thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to the unexpended balance of any appropriation 
made for the purpose, ...... 6,000 00 



Total, $79,950 00 

Maintenance of Institutions under the Bureau of Prisons. 
Maintenance Por the maintenance of the several institutions under 

under Bureau ^^e control and with the approval of the director of 

of Prisons. the bureau of prisons, as follows: — 

Massachusetts reformatory, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred and eighty-two thousand dollars, . . $282,000 00 

Reformatory for women, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred forty-seven thousand two hundred and fifty 

dollars, 147,250 00 

For the town of Framingham on account of a contract 
for sewage disposal for the reformatory for women, 
the sum of six hundred dollars, .... 600 00 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



105 



State prison, a sum not exceeding two hundred thirty- 
five thousand two hundred and fifty dollars, . . $235,250 00 

Prison camp and hospital, a sum not exceeding eighty- 
five thousand three hundred dollars, . . . 85,300 00 

Total, $750,400 00 



Service of the State Farm. 

For the maintenance of the state farm, to be expended 
with the approval of the trustees, a sum not exceed- 
ing four hundred seventy-five thousand six hundred 
dollars. Total, ....... 



State Farm. 



$475,600 00 



Service of the Trustees of the Massachusetts Training Schools. 



For the services of the executive secretary and stenog- 
rapher, a sum not exceeding forty-two hundred dol- 
lars, ......... 

For services other than personal, printing the annual re- 
port, travelling and other expenses of members of 
the board and employees, office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding sixteen hundred dollars, . 

For personal services of agents in the division for boys 
paroled and boarded in families, a simi not exceeding 
sixteen thousand one hundred doUars, 

For sei-vices other than personal, travelling expenses of 
the agents and boys, necessaiy office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 
three hundred dollars, ...... 

For the board, clothing, medical and other expenses inci- 
dental to the care of boys, a siun not exceeding 
eighteen thousand dollars, ..... 

For personal services of agents in the division of girls 
paroled from the industrial school for girls, a sum 
not exceeding fourteen thousand five hundred and 
fifty doUars, ....... 

For travelling exi^enses of these agents for the girls 
paroled, for board, medical and other care of girls, for 
services other than personal, for office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding sixty-two himdred 
dollars, ........ 

For reimbursement of cities and towns for tuition of 
children attending the public schools, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. 



Trustees of 
Massachusetts 

1,200 00 Schools." 



1,600 00 



16,100 00 



13,300 00 



18,000 00 



14,550 00 



6,200 00 



2,500 00 



Total, 



$76,450 00 



Service of the Massachusetts Training Schools. 

For the maintenance of the institutions under the 
control and with the approval of the trustees of the 
Massachusetts training schools, as follows: — 
Lyman school for boys, a sum not exceeding one hundred 

sixty-seven thousand four hundred and forty dollars, . $167,440 00 



Maintenance of 
Massachusetts 
Training 
Schools. 



106 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 

Industrial school for boys, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred three thousand nine hundred dollars, . . $103,900 00 

Industrial school for girls, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred and seven thousand one hundred dollars, . 107,100 00 



Total, $378,440 00 

Service of the Board of Education and Certain Other Educational 

Expenses. 

Board of For the personal services of officers, agents, clerks, stenog- 

fducadoMf ° raphers and other assistants, but not including those 

expenses. employed in university extension work, a sum not 

exceeding fifty-seven thousand four hundred dollars, $57,400 00 

For services other than personal, and the necessary office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding eight 
thousand doUars, 8,000 00 

For travelling expenses of members of the board and 
agents and employees when required to travel in the 
discharge of their duties, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
six hundred dollars, . . . . ■ 6,600 00 

For printing the annual report and bulletins as provided 
by the statutes, a sum not exceeding fifty-five hun- 
dred doUars, 5,500 00 

For expenses incidental to furnishing school committees 
with rules for testing the sight and hearing of pupils, 
a simn not exceeding eight hundred dollars, 800 00 

For printing school registers and other school blanks for 
cities and towns, a svun not exceeding two thousand 
dollars, 2,000 00 

For assisting small towns in the expense of providing 
themselves with school superintendents, as provided 
by the statutes, a sum not exceeding eighty-one 
thousand dollars, 81,000 00 

For the reimbursement of certain towns for the pajrment 
of tuition of children attending high schools outside 
the towns in which they reside, as provided by the 
statutes, a sum not exceeding ninety-five thousand 
five hundred doUars, 95,500 00 

For the reimbursement of certain towns for the trans- 
portation of pupils attending high schools outside 
the towns in which they reside, as provided by the 
statutes, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand 
dollars, 35,000 00 

For the training of teachers for vocational schools to 
comply with the requirements of federal authorities 
under the provisions of the act of congress, approved 
February twenty-third, nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand eight 
hundred and sixty dollars, 12,860 00 

For aid to certain pupils in normal schools under the 
direction of the board of education, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four thousand doUars, .... 4,000 00 

For expenses of holding teachers' institutes, a sum not 

exceeding twelve hundred doUars, .... 1,200 00 

For the Massachusetts teachers' association, as provided 
by the statutes, a sum not exceeding three hundred 
doUars for the year ending on the thirtieth day of 
September, nineteen hundred and eighteen, . . 300 00 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



107 



For county teachers' associations, as provided by the 
statutes, a sum not exceeding seven hundred dollars 
for the year ending on the thirtieth day of September,, 
nineteen hvmdred and eighteen, .... 

For the education of deaf pupils of the commonwealth in 
the schools designated by the statutes, for the present 
year and previous years, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred and thirty-five thousand dollars, 

For the reimbursement of certain cities and towns for a 
part of the expenses of maintaining agricultural and 
industrial vocational schools, as provided by the 
statutes, a sum' not exceeding three hundred forty 
thousand four hundred fifty-eight dollars and thirty- 
six cents, ........ 

For the maintenance of the department of university ex- 
tension under control of the board of education, a 
sum not exceeding ninety thousand dollars, 

Total, 



$700 00 



135,000 00 



340,458 36 



90,000 00 
$876,318 36 



Board of 
Education and 
educational 
expenses. 



For maintenance of the state normal schools, with the 
approval of the commissioner of education, as fol- 
lows : — 

Bridgewater normal school, a sum not exceeding eighty- 
six thousand three hundred dollars, . . $86,300 00 

Fitchburg normal school, a sum not exceeding ninety- 
two thousand thr^e hundred dollars, . 92,300 00 

Framingham normal school, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
nine thousand four hundred and fifty dollars, . . 79,450 00 

Hyannis normal school, a sum not exceeding thirty thou- 
sand two hundred and seventy dollars, . 30,270 00 

Lowell normal school, a sum not exceeding seventy-five 

thousand seven hundred and seventy-five dollars, . 75,775 00 

North Adams normal school, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
six thousand nine hundred dollars, . 66,900 00 

Salem normal school, a sum not exceeding eighty thousand 

six himdred and thirty dollars, .... 80,630 00 

Westfield normal school, a sum not exceeding fifty thou- 
sand six hundred dollars, ..... 50,600 00 

Worcester normal school, a siun not exceeding forty-seven 

thousand four hundred dollars, .... 47,400 00 

Normal art school, a sum not exceeding fifty-five thousand 

three hundred dollars, ...... 55,300 00 



Maintenance of 
state normal 
schools. 



Total, 



$664,925 00 



For the maintenance of boarding halls, with the ap- 
proval of the commissioner of education, at certain 
normal schools, as follows : — 

Bridgewater normal school, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
two thousand dollars, $52,000 00 

Fitchburg normal school, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
eight thousand fom- hundred dollars, . 28,400 00 

Framingham normal school, a siun not exceeding forty- 
five thousand dollars, ...... 45,000 00 

Hyannis normal school, a sum not exceeding sixteen 

thousand dollars, ....... 16,000 00 

North Adams normal school, a sum not exceeding four- 
teen thousand five hundred dollars, . . . 14,500 00 



Maintenance of 
boarding halls 
at certain 
normal schools. 



108 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



Maintenance of Westfield normal school, a sum not exceeding nineteen 

atTrSfn thousand doUars, $19,000 00 

normal schools. Worcester normal school, a sum not exceeding thirty-nine 

hundred dollars, ....... 3,900 00 



Total, 



$178,800 00 



Teachers' 

retirement 

system. 



Massachusetts 

Agricultural 

College. 



Massach usetts 

Nautical 

School. 



Commission 
for the Blind. 



Service of the Teachers^ Retirement System. 

For personal services of employees, a sum not exceeding 

fifty-nine hundred dollars, $5,900 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual re- 
port, travelling expenses and office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding eighteen hundred 
dollars, 1,800 00 

For payment of pensions to retired teachers, a sum not 

exceeding one hundred and twelve thousand doUars, 112,000 00 

For reimbursement of certain cities and towns for pensions 
to retired teachers, a sum not exceeding twenty-four 
thousand dollars, 24,000 00 



Total, 



$143,700 00 



Service of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

For maintenance and current expenses, a sum not exceed- 
ing three hundred and sixty-two thousand dollars, . $362,000 00 

For necessary travelling expenses of the trustees, a sum 

not exceeding nine hundred dollars, . . 900 00 

For printing and binding the reports of the trustees, a 

sum not exceeding three thousand dollars, . . 3,000 00 

For the inspection of commercial feedstuffs, a sum not 

exceeding six thousand dollars, .... 6,000 00 



Total, $371,900 00 

Service of the Massachusetts Nautical School. 

For personal services of the secretary and office assistants, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-six hundred and ten 
dollars, $3,610 00 

For services other than regular clerical, printing the 
annual report, rent, office supplies and equipment, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-six hundred and ninety 
doUars, 2,690 00 

For the maintenance of the school and ship, a sum not 

exceeding seventy thousand dollars, . . . 70,000 00 

Total, $76,300 00 

Service of the Commission for the Blind. 

For the maintenance of industries under the control of 
said commission, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand 
doUars, . $50,000 00 

P'or general administration, fiu-nishing information, in- 
dustrial and educational aid, and for carrying out 
the other provisions of the act establishing said com- 
mission, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, . 50,000 00 

For instruction of adult blind in their homes, a sum not 

exceeding six thousand doUars, . . ' . . 6,000 00 



Total, 



$106,000 00 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 106. 



109 



Sendee of the Stale Library. 

For personal services of the librarian and the regular State Library, 

library assistants, and for temporary clerical assist- 
ants, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand four 
hundred and ninety dollars, ..... $17,490 00 

For services other than personal, printing the annual re- 
port, necessary office supplies and equipment, and 
incidental travelling expenses, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars, ..... 2,500 00 

For books and other publications and things needed for 
the Ubrary, and the necessary binding and rebinding 
incidental thereto, a sum not exceeding eight thou- 
sand doUars, . . . 8,000 00 

For services and expenses for cataloguing, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty-four hundred dollars, .... 5,400 00 

Total, $33,390 00 



Service of the Board of Free Public Library Commissioners. 



For personal services of regular agents and office assist- 
ants, a sum not exceeding ten thousand eight hun- 
dred doUars, $10,800 00 

For other services, printing the annual report, travelling 
expenses, necessary office supplies, and expenses inci- 
dental to the aiding of public libraries, a sum not ex- 
ceeding nine thousand and fifty doUars, . . . 9,050 00 

Total, $19,850 00 



Board of Free 
Public Library 
Commis- 
sioners. 



Service of the Bureau of Immigration. 

For personal services of the secretary, agents, and other 
employees, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand 
five hundred doUars, $17,500 00 

For other services, printing the annual report, traveUing 
expenses, rental of offices and necessary office supplies 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
five hundred doUars, 10,500 00 

Total, $28,000 00 



Bureau of 
Immigration. 



Miscellaneous Claims authorized by Law. 

For smaU items of expenditure for which no appropria- 
tions have been made, and for cases in which appro- 
priations have been exhausted or have reverted to 
the treasury in previous years, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand doUars, to be expended under the 
direction of the auditor of the commonwealth^ . $1,000 00 

For the commonwealth's contribution towards the old 
provincial state house, as provided by chapter two 
hundred and ninety-eight of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and ten, the sum of fifteen hundred doUars, 1,500 00 

For the payment of architects for plans furnished in 
accordance with the requirements of chapter five 
hundred and twenty of the acts of 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 dol- 
lars, .5,000 00 



Miscellaneous 
claims. 



Old provincial 
state house. 



Architects. 



110 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 107, 108. 



Medical 
examiners' 
fees. 

Reimbursing 
cities and 
towns for loss 
of taxes. 



Sinking fund 
requirements. 



Payment of 
interest on 
direct debt. 



For medical examiners' fees, as provided by the statutes, 

a sum not exceeding eight hundred dollars, . S800 00 

For reimbursing cities and towns for loss of taxes on 
lands used for state institutions for purposes as 
certified by the tax commissioner, for the fiscal year 
ending on November thirty, nineteen hundred and 
eighteen, a sum not exceeding fortv-six thousand 
dollars, " . . 46,000 00 



Total, $54,300 00 

For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial 
bonds maturing during the present year, the sum of 
one million six hundred twenty thousand one hun- 
dred sixty-four dollars and nine cents. Total, . $1,620,164 09 

For the payment of interest on the direct debt and tem- 
porary loans of the commonwealth, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two million and twenty-one thousand dollars. 



Total, 



$2,021,000 00 



Grand Total, $27,488,488.39. 



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

Approved March 28, 1918. 



Chap. 107 An Act to place the chief of police of the town of 

HUDSON UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Hudson^ chief Section 1. The civil service laws and the regulations 
of police placed made thereunder relating to the appointment and removal of 

uncxGr civil 

service laws. poHcc officcrs, shall hereafter apply to the chief of police of 
the town of Hudson; but no examination shall be required 
of the present holder of the office. 

Section 2. Any vacancy hereafter existing in the office 
aforesaid shall be filled by the selectmen, subject to the civil 
service laws, and the regulations made thereunder. 
Section 3. This act- shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 28, 1918. 



Vacancy, how 
filled. 



C/iap. 108 An Act to establish the office of chief of the fire 

department of the town of HUDSON AND TO PLACE 
SAID OFFICE UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There is hereby established the office of chief 
of the fire department of the town of Hudson, to which office 
the civil service laws and the regulations made thereunder 
relative to members of the permanent fire forces in towns 



Town of 
Hudson, chief 
of fire depart- 
ment, office 
established 
and placed 
under civil 
service laws. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. HI 

shall apply. The present chief of the fire engineers in said 
town may be appointed to said office without civil service 
examination. 

Section 2. The first appointment to the office hereby Appointment 
established shall be made by the selectmen of the town. ^^^^^^ 
Any vacancy hereafter existing therein shall be filled by the vacancy, how 
engineers of the fire department of the town in accordance ^^'^■ 
with the provisions of section one. 

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

Approved March 28, 1918. 

An Act to dissolve certain corporations. C/iap.l09 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Such of the following named corporations certain cor- 
as are not already legally dissolved, are hereby dissolved, §fssoVved. 
subject to the pro\dsions of sections fifty-two and fifty-three 
of chapter four hundred and thirty-seven of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and three and the amendments thereof: — 

A. & A. Rubber Company 

A. E. M. SpiUer Co., The 

A. F. Gay Company Inc. 

A. G. Spalding & Bros., Incorporated 

A. G. Spalding & Bros. Manf 'g. Co. 

A. H. Atkinson Company 

A. J. Foster Co. 

A. M. Wheeler Company 

A. N. Currier Sons Company 

A. S. Belcher, Inc. 

A. S. Lauferty Company, The 

A to Z Remedies Company 

Abbott Pharmacal Company, Inc., The 

Abrams Company 

Acme Credit Company 

Acme Oil Engine Company 

Acme Photoplays, Incorporated 

Adams Square Company, The 

Advance Theatre News Ass'n, Inc. 

Advertiser Newspaper Company 

Aetna Macaroni Manufacturing Company, Inc., The 

Af Ford Shoe Company 

Ajax Metal Hoop Corporation 

Albert E. Beals Company 



112 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 

<^ertain^cor- Aldrich-Chipman Company, The 

dissolved. Alhambra Moving Picture Co. 

Allan A. Hooker Company 

Alpha Hat Company 

Alphonse Briere Company 

American Clothing Company 

American Coffee Co. 

American Coke and Charcoal Company 

American Fountain Pen Company 

American Industrial Development Company 

American Milk Vending Company 

American Motorists' Protective Association Incor- 
porated 

American Publicity Company 

American School of Business, Incorporated 

American Silver Black Fox Company 

American Toy Builders Company 

American Toy Builders Inc. 

American Wholesale Grocery Co. Inc., of New Bedford 

Ames Implement and Seed Company 

Angelo Miceli Unsinkable Vessel Company 

Anthony-PilHng Corporation 

Arcade Loan Company, The 

Architectural Testing & Inspecting Bureau, Inc. 

Arco Rubber Company 

Ardolino Brothers and Hugh Cairns Inc. 

ArUngton Amusement Company 

Arnold & Co., Inc. 

Art Engraving and Printing Company 

Art Products Company 

Arthur G. Lockwood Company, Incorporated 

As Novidades Publishing Company of Fall River 

Ashby Reservoir Company 

Ashley Drug Company, The 

Astor Dress M'f'g. Co. 

Ateitis Publishing Corporation 

Atlantic Interstate Express Company 

Atlantic Wirebound Box Company 

Atlas Brick and Tile Company 

Atlas Investment Company 

Atlas Steel Casting Company 

Atsatt Manufacturing Company 

Atwood Market Company 

Audi Trading Company 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 113 

Auditorium Company, The Certain cor- 

August Morand Company ^)i'mi. 

Austral Window Company of New England 

Auto Consignment Company 

Autocraft Company, The 

Automatic Advertising Machine Co. 

Automatic Wrench Manufacturing Company 

Automobile League of America Inc. 

Automobile Tourists Association Inc. 

Autotoy Manufacturing Company 

Azk Publishing Company 

B. W. Brown Company 

Back Bay Taxi Co. 

Baldwin Garment Company 

Balfe Company 

Bangs and Ramsey Express Co. 

Bankers Security & Mortgage Co, 

Bantam Manufacturing Company 

Barker Lumber Company of Woburn Massachusetts 

Barnaby Manufacturmg Company 

Bash Marble & Slate Company 

Batchelder's, Inc. 

Baxter-Duckworth Company 

Bay State Handle Company 

Bay State Hosiery Company, Inc. 

Bay State Laundry Company 

Bay State Leather Company 

Bay State Linotj-ping Company 

Bay State Promotion Association, Inc. 

Bay State Shoe Company, Inc. 

Bay State Stables Incorporated 

Bay State Tool Handle Company 

Bay State Transportation Company 

Bay View Quarry Company 

Beacon Waterproof Garment Company 

Beauchemin Brothers Laundry; Inc. 

Becker Automobile Co. 

Bedford Loan Company 

Belchertown Co-operative Creamery Association 

Benson Cigar Co. 

Berkshire Machine Company 

Bestmade Can Company, Inc. 

Better Homes Company, Inc., The 

Bico-Products Corporation 



114 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 

Srldonr Bishop Bros. Quarry Co. 

dissolved. Blackstone Chemical Company 

Blackstone Oil Company 

Blackstone Realty Company 

Blair Corporation, The 

Blair-Forth Manufacturing Company 

Blue Taxi Co. 

Booker Custom Laundry, Incorporated, The 

Boston Advertising Company 

Boston & Lawrence Bolt & Iron Co. 

Boston and Philadelphia Steamship Company 

Boston Asphalt Company 

Boston Automatic Machine Company 

Boston Baking Powder Company 

Boston Commercial Company 

Boston Cost Recorder Company 

Boston Dental Parlors, Incorporated 

Boston Electric Company 

Boston Equipment and Dock Company 

Boston Family Laundry Inc. 

Boston Fire Adjustment Company, The 

Boston Furniture Store, Incorporated 

Boston Iron Works 

Boston Laundry & Supply Co. 

Boston Leather & Fibre Co. 

Boston Mail Delivery Co. 

Boston Mfg. & Distributing Co. 

Boston Oil Company, The 

Boston Paint and Extender Co. 

Boston Paint & Wall Paper Company 

Boston Players Company 

Boston Renovating Machinery Co. 

Boston Rubber Company 

Boston Safety Lock Company 

Boston Store, Incorporated, The 

Boston Suburban Book Co. 

Boston Tow Boat Company 

Boston Vending Co. 

Boston Waterproofing & Indurating Fibre Company 

Bostonia Motor Mfg. Co. 

Boulevard Amusement Co. 

Bozark Zinc Company 

Bradley Motor Company Inc. 

Braintree Rubber Cement Company 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 115 

Breed Coal Company Certain cor- 

Breton Coal Company dissolved. 

Brewer Elevator Company 

Brimfield Farmers Cooperative Exchange 

Bristle Expander Company, The 

Britton-Stevens Motors Corporation 

Broadhurst Company 

Broadway Dispensary, Inc. 

Broadway Ice-Cream Company 

Brockton Box Toe Corporation 

Brockton Ideal Box Company, The 

Brockton Theatre Company 

Brown & Simonds Company, The 

Brown Credit Company 

Brown, Deloriea Company 

Brown's Express Company 

Brunswick, Balke, Collender Company 

Brunswick Company, The 

Bunkio Matsuki Corporation, The 

Bunnell Company, The 

Buono-Palladino Co. 

Burden-Bryant Company (1908) 

Burkhardt Company Incorporated 

Burleigh Shoe Co. 

Busby-Seele Company 

Butler-Paige Company 

Butman & Cressey Company 

Butterworth Engraving Co. 

Buttingers White Rock Farm Inc. 

Buttner Electric Company 

Buttrick Lumber Company, The 

Byron-Noonan-Foss Company 

C. A. Shoe Co. 

C. Alberts, Inc. 

C. F. Ciampa, Inc. 

C. G. Morrill Ice Companv 

C. H. Hartley Co. 

C. H. HolHs & Co., Inc. 

C. H. Norwood, Incorporated 

C. H. Wetmore Inc. 

C. P. Lovering Company 

C. R. Kaplinger Company, The 

Cahill Telharmonic Company of New England 

Callahan-Earle Contracting Co. 



116 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 

^T^loiS"'' Cambria Tire Exchange, Inc. 

dissolved. Cambridge Baking Company 

Cambridge Lime and Cement Co., Inc. 

Cambridge Station Garage, Inc. 

Campbell Textile Machinery Company 

Canadaway Fish Company 

Canton Leather Company 

Canvas Goods Manufacturmg Company 

Cape Co. 

Carleton-Clark Company, The 

Carr Leather Company, The 

Carver Cotton Gin Company (1872) 

Cashin Co. Inc. 

Castle Square Transportation Company 

Central Express Company 

Central Feature Film Co. 

Central New England Distributing Agency, Inc. 

Central Security Company 

Champion Spark Plug Company 

Chas. A. Browne Co. (Inc.), The 

Chas. P. Whittle Mfg. Co. 

Charles W. Smith Company 

Chatham Cold Storage & Weir Co. 

Chelfield Realty Company 

Chelsea Independent Association, Incorporated 

Chelsea Studios, Inc., The 

Chelsea Twenty Associates, Inc., The 

Chemical Felt Company 

Chester E. Sawyer, Incorporated 

Chicopee Spool and Bobbin Company 

Church Hydroplane Boat and Motor Company, The 

City Loan Company 

Clark Sawyer Company, The 

Clarke Pump Company 

Cleo Madison Film Corporation 

Clinton Cash Market, Incorporated 

Coal Consumers' League of Springfield, Massachusetts, 
(Incorporated) 

Coburn-Lawrence Company 

Coburn Motors Company, The 

Cochichewick Lake Ice Company 

Cohasset Hotel Company 

Cole Company 

Collet Drug Company 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 117 

Collier Motor Sales Co., of New England ^ll^onT' 

Collins Clothing Company dissolved. 

Colonial Furniture & Fireproof Door Co. 

Colonial Garage, Incorporated 

Colonial Medical Press Inc. 

Colonial Real Estate Agency Company 

Colonial Tool and Machine Company 

Colonnade Garage Company 

Coltsville Realty Company 

Columbia Amusement Company, The 

Columbia Art Institute Inc. 

Columbia Creamery Company 

Columbia Fuel Company, The 

Columbus Construction Co., Inc. 

Commercial Company 

Commercial Interstate Express, Inc. 

Commonwealth Company of Massachusetts 

Commonwealth Co-operative Clearance Company 

Commonwealth Garage, Incorporated 

Commonwealth Plating Co. Inc. 

Commonwealtli Securities Company 

Continental Fruit Products Co. 

Coolidge Corner Taxi Co. 

Co-operative Hospital Association, Inc. 

Corey Hill Painting & Decorating Company, The 

Corey Hill Pharmacy, Incorporated 

Corey Road Garage Co. 

Cosmic Rubber Manufacturing Company 

Cottle Company, The 

County Interstate Express Company 

Court Amusement Company 

Court Square Lunch Company 

Court Street Investment Company 

Creator Publishing Company 

Creedon-Houghton Company 

Creese & Cook Building Company 

Crescent Lake Park Company 

Crommett Air Products Company 

Cronin Company 

Cross Street Orpheum Company 

Cuba-American Fruit Company 

Cumberland Silver Black Fox and Fur Company 

D. A. Smith Company 

D. B. Myers Co. 



118 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 



Certain cor- 
porations 



D. L. Fuller Company 
dissolved. J) L_ j^and Co. 

D. P. Nichols Company, The 

D. S. Quirk Company, The 

D. Seigel Company Incorporated 

D. Serabian & Co., Incorporated 
Dailey, Sheehan and Keating Company 
Dal ton-Watson Co., Inc. 
Danvers Leather Company 
Daudelin Amusement Company 
David M. Noble, Inc. 
Davis Burlap Company 
Dazzle Dimmer Co. Inc., The 
Dean & Company, Incorporated 
Dean, Buckley Shoe Company 
Decatur-Caddick Lumber Company 
Dedham Finishing Company (1915) 
Deering Leather Company 
Dell Dale Farm, Inc. 
Demarest Heater Company, The 
Demeter Motor Trucking Company 
Derby Desk Company 
Di Minico-Attinson Company 
Di Pesa Pure Food Products Co. 
Diamond Link Fence Company 
Dighton Foundry Company 
Direct Hosiery Company, The 
Discount Trading Stamp Co. 
Dixey, Sullivan Company 
Dixie Shoe Co. 
Dr. Chappell Dental Co. 
Doherty Teaming Company 
Dole & Lewis, Inc. 
Dorchester Express Company 
Dorn & Rubin Inc. 
Dove Machine Co., Inc. 
Dover Produce Associates, Inc. 
Dreamland Theatre Company 
Dreayer Manufacturing Company 
Du Pont Limited 
Dudley Corset Company 
Dudley Drug Company of Cambridge 
Duffy-Pieper Sales Company, The 

E. A. Connolly Company, Inc. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 119 

E. A. Hanly Company Certain cor- 

E. A. Patch Company dis'soiv^d. 

E & G Automatic Lock-Nut & Bolt Mfg. Co. 
E and H Toggle Company 
E. Diamond, Inc. 

E. G. Tutein and Company, Incorporated 
E. J. Swanson Co. 
E. O. Schermerhorn Inc. 
E. S. Woodbury Co. 
E. Z. V. Rim Company, The 
Eagle Cement Construction Co., The 
Eagle Plating Company, The 
East Boston Live Poultry Company 
East Lynn Realty Company 
Eastburn Press, Inc. 

Eastern and Western Review & Greek-American Com- 
mercial Association, Inc. 
Eastern Cloak and Suit Manufacturing Co., The 
Eastern Coal Products Company 
Eastern Fountain Company 
Eastern Hard Fibre Company 
Eastern Laboratories, Inc. 
Eastern Lumber Co. 
Eastern Portable Building Company 
Eastern Sheep Breeders Association, Inc. 
Eastern Specialty Company, Inc. 
Eastern Tanning Company 
Eastern Thread Co., Inc. 
Eastern Tool & Supply Co. 
Economy Stores Company 
Economy Toggle Company. (Jan. 16, 1917) 
Eddy Company, The 
Edgar Manufacturing Company, The 
Edgar Publishing Company, The 
Edgartown Gift Shop, Inc. 
Edgewood Garage Company, Incorporated 
Edmands Coffee Company 
Edward Heffernan Company 
Edward Radding, Inc. 

Egleston Square Storage Warehouse Company 
Egremont Co-operative Creamery Company, The 
Eldridge Manufacturing Company 
Eldridge Poultry Farm Inc. 
Electric Supply Company 



120 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 

^"att'nr" Elliott and Ward Express Company 

dissolved. eIjq Lunch Co. 

Embden Camp Company 

Emerald Grant Company 

Emery Record Preserving Company 

Empire Feature Film Co. 

Empire Realty Company 

Employees Loan Association, Inc. 

Enger Motor Sales Company of Massachusetts 

Engineering Construction Company, Inc. 

Ericson, Inc. 

Essco Sales Service, Inc. 

Essex Engine Company, The 

Essex Heel & Leather Co. 

Essex Home Building Company 

Essex Loan Company, Incorporated 

Eureka Supply Company Incorporated 

Evangelme Company, The 

Everett Realty & Investment Co., Inc. 

Excel Hand Laundry (Inc.) 

F. A. Kollock Company 

F. L. Goldsmith, Inc. 

F. M. Fonseca Co. 

F. W. Flosdorf Company 

Fall River Fur Dressing Co. Inc. 

Farnsworth Manufacturing Company, The 

Federal Drug and Manufacturing Company, Inc. 

Federal Interstate Express Company, The 

Federal Manufacturing Company 

Fellsway Theatre Company 

Finance Promotion Company 

Financial Trust, Inc., The 

Fisher System Incorporated, The 

Fisher, Walsh and Rausch, Inc. 

Flagg Marine Signal Co. 

Fletcher Liunber Corporation 

Fobes Hayward & Co. (Incorporated) 

Foil Metal Manufacturing Company 

Ford Auger Bit Company 

Ford Steel Column Company 

Foss Park Amusement Co. 

Fowler Beef Company 

Fox Sweetmeat Company 

Foxboro Leather Company 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 121 

Framingham Chair Company Certain cor- 

Framingham Foundries (1916) dissolved. 

Frank F. Riley Sand & Gravel Company 

Frank Veinot Company 

Frank W. Smith Co. (1905) 

Franklin Drug Company 

Franklin Motor Cabs, Inc. 

Fred Douglass Shoe Company 

Freeport Auto Corporation 

Frender's Hat Shop Incorporated 

Frost Box Company 

Fruit Products Company, The 

Fuller Electrical Appliance Company, The 

Fuller Whitney Surveys Corporation 

Fulton Spring Water Company 

Futurity Thread Manufacturing Company 

Fyfe Manufacturing Company 

G. H. Harries Company 

G. P. Hutchinson Co. 

G. W. Foster Co. 

G. W. Peterson Company 

G. Wildes Smith Company (1910) 

Gaedeke Greenhouses, Inc. 

Garden City Estates, Incorporated 

General Construction Company 

General Exporting Company 

General Shoe Machinery Company 

General Utility Corporation 

George A. Littlefield Company, The 

George E. Brigham Co. Incorporated 

George E, Meacom Company 

George E, Moncrief Inc. 

G«orge F. Lombard & Son, Inc. 

George H. Sallaway Company 

George H. Sherbert Incorporated 

Geo. I. Green Furniture Co. 

George N. Blake Company 

George T. Horan, Inc. 

George W. Davis, Incorp. 

Gibson Game Company 

Gilet Carbonizing and Degreasing Company 

Glaeser, Thompson Co. 

Glendale Development Corporation 

Globe Export Company 



122 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 

SSna""" Globe Loan Company 

dissolved. Globe Mfg. Co. 

Globe Upholstering Co. (1915) 

Good Compan}^, The 

Goodenough & Co. (Inc.) 

Gordon Home Hospital Inc. 

Gordon's Fur Manufacturing Company (1917) 

Grafton & Drake Company 

Graham Company, The 

Grant Metal Last Company 

Gray-Clark Co. 

Gray Rooney Theatre Company, The 

Greater Pittsfield Ball Club 

Greek Oriental Grocery Company 

Greenwich Dairying Association, Incorporated 

Greenwood Manufacturing Company 

Grieves Brothers Company, The 

Griswold Development Company 

Grocers Baking and Supply Company 

Grove Hall Hippodrome Inc. 

Guilford Mechano-Therapy Company 

Gustave Frohman Photo-Play Exchange Inc. 

H. & S. Shoe Company 

H. C. Bulfinch & Granger Company 

H. C. Rose Cut Sole Company 

H. D. Malone Company, Inc. 

H. J. Harwood's Sons, Inc. 

H. J. Milner Inc. 

H. L. Bush Company 

H. Newton Marshall Company 

H. W. Clark Leather Company 

H. W. Litchfield Company 

Hall & Mitchell, Incorporated 

Hailstone Electric Co. 

Halpert-Carmen Company, The 

Hamilton Company 

Hampden Brush Company 

Hampden Construction Company 

Hampton Paper Company, The 

Hancock Market Incorporated 

Harley Company. (1912) 

Harris Rat & Vermin Exterminating Co. 

Harry R. Stone Company, The 

Hartnett Company 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 123 

Hartung Process Company Certain cor- 

Harvard Improvement Hall Company dissolved. 

Harvard Theatre Company 

Harvey, Curtis & Company, Inc. 

Haverhill Beading Company 

Haverhill Degreasing Company 

Haverhill Shoe Manufactm*ers' Association, Incorporated 

Haverhill Supply & Leather Co. Inc. 

Haynes, Packard Shoe Company, The 

Haynes-Piper Company 

Hazelton Hotel Company 

Health Kist Candy Company 

Helburn Leather Company 

Henry -C. Castle, Incorporated 

Henry F. Schaefer Electric Company 

Henry W. Goodman Company, The 

Herbert S. Potter Company 

Herman Mehlinger, Inc. 

Hertig Furnace Company 

Heskamp Bunke Company 

Hetherston Importing Company, The 

Higginson Manufacturing Co., The 

High Standard Silk Petticoat Company, Inc. 

Highland Drug & Chemical Corporation 

Highland Inter-State Express Company 

Hill Dryer Company 

Hilliard Catering Company 

Hoadley Brake Shoe Company 

Hodgkins and Lowther Incorporated 

Holden Lumber Company, The 

Holyoke Dry Goods Company 

Home Building and Improvement Company 

Home Market Company 

Hooker Credit Company 

Horton-Angell Company 

Hotel Door Signal Co. 

Hotel Edgemere Company 

Houghton-Kravath Company 

Hovey Ave. Stable Co. 

Howard A. Cram Used Cars, Inc. 

Hub Engraving Company 

Hub Merchandise Clearing House, Inc. 

Hudson Garage Company 

Hudson Hose Mender Co. 



124 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 

SratioC" Hudson Riverside Park Company 

dissolved. Hughes Shoe Company 

Huntt's Lunch Realty Co. 

Hustler, Inc., The 

Hyde Park Construction Company 

I. Berman Shoe Co., Inc. 

I. Endlar Company 

I. Freedman & Co., Inc. 

I. Glaser & Co. (Inc.) 

Ideal Pharmacy, Inc. 

Illustrated Letter Card Company 

Importers Distributing Co., Ltd. 

Improvements Manufacturing Company 

Independent Fiu-niture and Piano Company 

Independent Machine & Tool Co. 

Interboro Transportation Company 

International Commercial Corporation 

International Electric Riveter Company 

International Novelty Company 

International Rubber Cloth Company 

International Supply Company, Inc. 

Interstate Manufacturing Company 

Interstate Supply Co. (Inc.) 

Interstate Tanning Company 

Into Grocery Company 

Israel, Creiner & Drucker, Inc. 

I\'in Chemical Company 

J. & C. Supply Company 

J. E. Stevens Co. 

J. Goodman Company 

J. H. Lockey Piano-case Company 

J. Hurvitz & Co., Inc. 

J. S. Newcomb Company 

J. W. Mcintosh Company 

J. W. Sullivan Co. 

Jack Frost Ice Cream Company 

Jefferson Amusement Co. 

Jitney Bus Line Company 

John Andrew and Son Incorporated 

John Burns Co. 

John G. Cox Company 

John H. Ailman and Son Inc. 

John H. Tearle Company, Inc. 

John J. Cluin Company 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 125 

John Milne Company S^nT" 

John N. Ladensack Company dissolved. 

John Tufts Corporation 

Johnson Buildings 

Joseph Andrews Lumber Company 

Joseph Cowan Company, The 

Jos. Pistorino Corporation 

Joyce Motor Car Service Co. 

Judah Company, The 

Kagan Brothers Company, Inc., The 

Kardas Company 

Keller Construction Company, Inc. 

Kempton Street Public Market, Inc. 

Kendall Studios Inc. 

Kent Chemical Company 

Keystone Circulating Library Inc., The 

Killingley Manufacturing Company 

Kim Manufacturing Company, Inc. 

King Construction Company 

King Philip Tavern Company 

Kingsbury Health Resort Company 

Kingston & Killion Company 

Koehler Manufacturing Company. (1912) 

Kriterion Company of Boston 

L. F. Benson Company 

L. K. Husted Company, Inc. 

L. S. Brown Charcoal Co., The 

Lake Chateau, Inc., The 

Lancaster Milk Company 

Language Correspondence Schools, Inc., The 

Larson Spring Company 

Lawrence Baseball Association 

Lawrence Hebrew Merchants Association Inc. 

Lawrence Market Incorporated 

Lawrence Piano Company, The 

Le Beau, Jarvis & Co. inc. 

Le Supplement Publishing Company 

Learnard-Tompkins Electric Co. 

Leary Muffler Co., Inc. 

Legal Process Company 

Levirs and Sargent Company, Incorporated 

Liberty Motors, Incorporated 

Lincoln Realty Company 

Lincoln-Williams Twist Drill Company 



126 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 

ra/i^rations Linden Park Laundry Company 

dissolved. Liner and Space-band Company 

Linwood Hotel Co. 

Logan Coal Company of Fall River 

Lonergan Players Inc., The 

Longwood Hotels Company 

Looney Brothers Leather Company 

Lorenz Company, The (Jan. 29, 1917) 

Loring Realty Company, The 

Louis Fine Company, The 

Lowe Produce Company 

Lowell Outfitting Company 

Luce Manufacturing Company 

Luten Engineering Company, Incorporated 

Luther Reed Manufacturing Company, The 

Luxemoor Company 

Lynch-Manning Co. 

Lynn Interstate General Express Company 

Lynn Shoe Co. 

Lynn Two in One Tire Company 

Lyon Company, The 

M. & J. Fur Company 

M. F. Chase, Inc. 

M. J. Goldin Company, Inc. 

MacAm Tailors Inc. 

Mackey Land Company 

MacLaughlin Shoe Co. 

Madison County Mill Company, The 

Magnetite Company, The 

Main Egg Company 

Main Street Pharmacy, Incorporated, The 

Majestic Company, The 

Malagash Silver Fox Company 

Maiden Pickle Company 

Manchester Paper & Specialty Co. 

Mandarin Company 

Mansfield-Hayward Company 

Manson Building Materials Company 

Manufacturers Audit & Credit Company 

Manufacturers Outlet Company 

Manufacturers' Storage and Warehouse Company 

Marcus, Inc. 

Marcus M. Browne Farm Company 

Marksmen Rifle Range Inc. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 127 

Marshall-Rogers Company SSJations 

Marshfield Cranberry Company dissolved. 

Martha's Vineyard Street Railway Company 
Martin D. Hoyt, Inc. 
Martin Kelley Company 
Massachusetts Advertising & Sales Company 
Massachusetts Auto-Ped Company 
Massachusetts Baths Inc. 
Massachusetts Brick Company 
Massachusetts Clay Goods Manufacturing Co. 
Massachusetts Collection & Ejectment Company 
Massachusetts Commercial Company 
Massachusetts Filling Station Company 
Massachusetts Iron & Metal Company 
Massachusetts Leather Co., Inc. 

Massachusetts Legal Protective Association Incor- 
porated, The 
Massachusetts-Oklahoma Oil and Gas Company 
Massachusetts Pink Granite Company, The 
Massachusetts-Russian Company 
Massachusetts Silver Black Fox Co. 
Massachusetts Steel Products Company, The 
Massasoit Securities Incorporated 
Master Producers' Photo Play Company 
Mattapan Bowling Company 
Mattapan Theatre Company, Inc. 
Maugus Printing Company 
Maurice B. Alter Co., Inc. 
Maurice Lesser & Co. Inc. 
Maj'flower Laundry Company 
Mayhew Amusement Company 
Maynard Co-operative Milk Association 
Mayo-Quimby Co. 
McKie Shipbuilding Company 
McNamara Company 
McNeil Construction Company 
McNulty Building Company Inc. 
Melrose Cooperative Society Inc. 
Melrose Quality Meat Shop Inc. 
Menlo Park Land Company 
Mercantile Adjustment Company, Incorporated 
Merchants Advertising Service Corporation, The 
Merrimac Felt Company 
Merrimac Foundry and Machine Company 



128 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 

SfrSmtions Merrjmack Loan Company 

dissolved. Merrimack River Navigation Company 

Merrimack Woolen Company 

Merry Mount Granite Company 

Metallic Auto-Tire Company 

Metropolitan Amusement Company 

Metropolitan Building Association Incorporated 

Metropolitan Grocery Company 

Metropolitan Stable Company 

Mevis Motors Company 

Meyer's Baking and Delicatessen Company 

Middleborough Amusement Company 

Middleby Criterion Oven Company, The 

Middlesex Disposal Company 

Middlesex Garage Co. 

Middlesex Realty-Construction Company 

Miller Goldman Company 

Millers River Box Company 

Millinery Emporium, Inc., The 

Mills Manufacturing Company 

Miner and Company, Incorporated 

Miner Street Garage, Incorporated, The 

Minot Drug Company 

Mission Supply House of America Inc., The 

Mitchell Press, The 

Mobile Company, The 

Modern Apparatus Company 

Monarch Manufacturing Co. 

Moning and Berry Company 

Monitor Leather Co., Inc. 

Montello Stay Co., Incorporated 

Morrill, Wallace & Co. Inc. 

Morris Engineering Company 

Morsomme-Bailey & Co., Inc. 

Morton Manufacturing Co., The 

Mossman Wood Turning Co. Inc. 

Motion Picture Exliibitors' League of Massachusetts 
Inc. 

Motor Carriers Corporation 

Motor Supply Shop, Inc. 

Motor Trouble Finders Incorporated, The 

Mt. Pleasant Iron Foundry, Inc. 

Mt. Washington Theatre, Inc. 

Mountain Valley Water Co. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 129 

Mowry Electric Company col-porations 

Mulberry Stock Farm Company, Incorporated dissolved. 

Mullin Construction Co., The 

Murray Candy Company, Inc. 

Myer Abrams Company 

Myrtum Manufacturing Company 

Mystic Publishing Company 

Mystic Rubber Co. 

Narragansett Fur Plucking Company 

National Cleanstone Company 

National Copper Works Incorporated 

National Druggists Supply Company 

National Fly Trap and Novelty Company 

National Fuel Company 

National Melo-Graph Company 

National Painting and Decorating Co. Inc. 

National Parlor Furniture Company, Inc. 

National Premium Company 

National Provision Company 

National Pulpwood Company 

National Rubber Clothing Company 

National Soap Corporation 

Needliam Laundry Company 

New Arlington Co-operative Association 

New Bedford Sales Co. 

New England Association 

New England Cable Company 

New England Car Advertising Company 

New England Felt Company 

New Engknd Felt Rug Company 

New England Fuse Mfg. Co. 

New England Historical and Industrial Film Company 

New England Karakule-Arabi Sheep, Fur and Live 
Stock Company, The 

New England Library Bindery Company, The 

New England Merchants Protective Association, In- 
corporated 

New England Paterson Co., Inc. 

New England Pharmacal Company 

New England Photoplay Company 

New England Press, Inc., The 

New England Printing Co. Inc. 

New England Roller Rink Co. 

New England Theatrical Booking Agency, Inc. 



130 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 

SSIations ^^ew Method Laundry Company 

dissolved. ]^Q^ Metliod Loan Company, The 

New SoutJi Street Garage Company 

New York Sample Outlet, Lie. 

New York Specialty Cloak and Suit Co., The 

Newell-Neilson Produce and Trading Company, The 

Newell-Putnam Manufacturing Company 

News Investment Company 

Newton Forge and Carriage Company 

Nicholas Young Company 

Norfolk Oj^ster Company 

Norfolk Realty Company 

Nortli American Real Estate Company, The 

Nortli End Amusement Company 

North End Garage Company 

Northeastern Fisheries Co. Inc. 

Northern Sales Company 

Northwestern Syndicate Inc. 

Nouvelle Mode Co. 

Novelty Silk Shop, Incorporated 

Novelty Weaving Company 

Nutter Heel Co. 

O. H. Dickinson Seed Company 

O. W. Lord Company 

Oak Bluffs Street Railway Company 

Ocean Fish Company 

Ocean Pier Amusement Company 

Old Colony Express Company, Inc. 

Old Colony Investment Company 

Old Colony Nurseries Incorporated 

Old Island Silver Black Fox Co. 

Olj'mpic Park Company 

Olympic Theatre Co. 

Only Loan Company, The 

Oppenheims' Branch Company 

Orange Heights Grove Company 

Oriental Garment Company 

Orthodox Congregational Society of Campello, The 

Oscar T. Gove Company, Incorporated 

Otter River Yarn Company 

Owen Bearse & Son Company 

P. F. McLaughlin Company 

P. J. Donaghev, Inc. 

P. J. O'Brien, Inc. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 131 

P. J. Sullivan Company cxTrporations 

Packard Bros., Inc. dissolved. 

Paddock Chemical Co., The 

Pageant of Cape Cod, The 

Paige Motor Company of Boston 

Pan American Drug and Chemical Company 

Pan-American Match Company of Massachusetts 

Park Square Employment Bureau, Inc. 

Parmelee & Company Incorporated 

Patrick F. Shea & Co., Inc. 

Pattinson Manufacturing Company 

Peabody Square Garage Company 

Pease Floral Co. Inc., The 

Peerless Welding and Manufacturing Co. 

Pelton Piano Company 

Pembroke Arms Inn Company, The 

Peoples Clothing Supply Company, The 

Peoples Public Market Co. 

Perini Construction Company 

Perkins Stephenson Company 

Perkins Tractor Company 

Perley R. Eaton Lumber Company, The 

Perlmuter Brothers Company, Inc. 

Petersham Farmers' Cooperative Exchange 

Philadelphia Ice Cream Company, Inc. 

Philbrook's Motor Car Company 

Phipps, Werson Company 

Phoenix Lunch Company 

Photo Art Company, The 

Photo Tile Company 

Pierce Chemical Products Co. 

Pilgrim Shoe & Rubber Company 

Pine Grove Floral Corporation 

Pine Grove Poultry Farm Market Incorporated 

Pine Lodge Farm Co. 

"Pinecrest" Company, The 

Pitt Soap Company 

Plant Line Company, The 

Plaza Amusement Company 

Plymouth and Boston Express Company, The 

Plymouth Baking Company (1916) 

Plymouth Daily Journal Publishing Company 

Poland Leather Company 

Polish Co-operative Association, Cambridge, Mass. Inc. 



132 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 

Sfrporations Polisli CO-Opcrative Association of New Bedford, The 

diseoived. Polish National Grocery Company 

PoHsh Supply Corporation 

Pope-Sisson Lumber Co. 

Popponesset Oyster Company 

Port Tampa Phosphate Company 

Portuguese Retail Grocers Protective And Co-operative 
Association 

Power Numbering Machine Company 

Power Publicity Company, Inc. 

Precision Tool Company 

Precourt-Kelley-Trefry Inc. 

Prescott-Cutler Company 

Pressureless Heating Company 

Proctor Bros. Grain Co. 

Producers and Consumers Milk Company, The 

Progressive Dyers & Cleansers Inc. 

Providence Scale and Supply Co. 

Pulito Company 

Pure Water Ice Company 

Puritan Ice Cream Company 

Puritan Sales Co. 

Putnam & Thurston Company 

Pyrene Sales Company 

Quaint Building & Bungalow Company 

Quality Printing Company, The 

Quality Shoe Repair Co., The 

Queen Ladies Tailoring Co. 

R. H. Hirshfield Co. 

R. H. Stebbins Company 

R. Holman Company 

R. J. Healey Shoe Company 

Radium Chemical Co, Inc. 

Railway Appliances Corporation 

Randall Company, The 

Rayner-Offner Company 

Rayolite Company 

Reed Disinfecting Company, The 

Refectory Refreshment Company 

Reidy Drug Company 

Reinach Company Inc., The 

Reliable Furniture Co., Inc., The 

Richard Briggs Company 

Richards Manufacturing Company, The 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 133 

Robert H. Spare, Incorporated S-porations 

Robert P. Matches Co., Inc. dissolved. 

Roberts Iron Works Company 

Robsham Theatrical Company, Inc. 

Rochester Cut Sole Co., Incorporated, The 

Rockdale Company 

Rockland Cooperative Market Inc. 

Roger T. Fay Co. 

Rogers Sporting Goods Company 

Roll Paper Company, The 

Roper Bros. Co. 

Ropes Drug Company of Lynn 

Rosenberg Brothers Inc. 

Roslindale Shoe Store (Incorporated) 

Ross-Freeman Leather Co. Inc. 

Roust Machine Company, Inc. 

Roxbury Central \Vliarf 

Roxbury Garage Company, The 

Roxbury Theatre Company 

Royal Investment Co, 

Royal Realty Trust Inc. 

Royal Restaurant Company, Inc. 

Rubin & Rabinowitch Company 

Ryan & Duffee Incorporated 

Ryder, Shallow Company, Incorporated, The 

S. Armstrong Company, The 

S. H. Howe Shoe Company, The 

S. L. Willey & Co. Inc. 

Salem Mercury Company 

Salem Shoe Stock Company 

Sales Guarantee Corporation, The 

Samuel Furniture Company, The 

Samuel Gabelnick, Inc. 

Samuel Secher Company Incorporated 

Sandberg Cleaning & Supply Company 

Sanford-Estes Company, The 

Sanger Manufacturing Co. 

Sanitary Engineering and Construction Company 

Sanitary Laundry Company, Inc. 

Santa Barbara Fruit Company 

Sarubbi Building & Construction Company, The 

Saskatchewan Land and Trading Company 

Saxonville Mills 

Scandinavian Co-operative Grocery Union 



134 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 

rorporations Schofield's Liqiiicl-Air Company of New England 

dissolved. School of Successful Salesmanship, Inc. 

Schultz Garment Co. 

Scott & Company Ltd. Mutual Benefit Association 

Scott & Sons Company 

Scott Carburetor Company 

Sculptured Arts Company, Inc. 

Securities Corporation, The 

Selfserve Lunch, Inc. 

Seven Oils Pharmacal Company 

Seymour Automobile Co. 

Shapiro & Kantor, Inc. 

Sharon Fox Breeders Co. 

Shaw's Jewelry Shop, Inc. 

Show Card Shop, Inc., The 

Silco Manufacturing Company 

Siltberg and Gustafson, Incorporated 

Silver Queen and Ruby Silver Mines Company 

Skillings, Whitneys and Barnes Lumber Company 

Slocomb Motor Company, Inc., The 

Smith Paper Company (1914) 

Somerset Knitting Company 

Somol Company, Ltd., The 

South Barre and District Cooperative Association 

South Bay Storage Warehouse Co., The 

South Bay Wharf and Terminal Company 

Soutli Shore Poultry Farms Incorporated 

South Street Inn, Inc. 

Southern Berkshire Marble Co. 

Southern Land Company 

Sovereign Waist Company 

Spaulding Print Paper Co. 

Specialty Company, The 

Spencer Box Co. 

Spencer, Madison, Mann Company, Inc. 

Spinney Realty Company 

Spiritual Alliance Weekly Publishing Company, The 

Springfield Bankers' Associates, Inc. 

Springfield Body Company 

Springfield Deodorizing and Disinfectant Company 

Springfield Leather Company 

Springfield Mantel & Tile Company, Incorporated 

Springfield-Merg Reduction Company 

Springfield Valve Company 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 135 

Springfield Vulcanizing Co. Inc. col-porations 

Sta-Put Pin Company, Incorporated dissolved. 

Standard Automobile Co. of New England ' 

Standard Municipal Supply Company 

Standard Oilgas Burner Company 

Standard Package Company 

Standard Smelting Company 

Standish Hotel Company 

Star Amusement Company 

Star Finance Company 

Sterling Manufacturing Co. 

Stetson Co. clothes of to-day, The 

Stocker Electrical Company 

Stockjiolders Security Company 

Stoddard Rubber Co., Inc. 

Stoddard Tire & Repair Co. 

Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation 

Stone & Webster Management Association, Inc. 

Suffolk Association, Incorporated J 

Sullivan Brothers Corporation 

Sulpholia Manufacturing Co. 

Sumner Avenue Extension Company 

Superior Dyeing & Cleansing Co., Inc., The 

Superior Spiral Tool-Driver Company 

Superior Tissue Paper Company 

Swasey, Raymond & Page, Incorporated 

Swift River Company 

Switzler Manufacturing Company 

Sylvester Grain and Coal Company 

Syndicate Cloak and Suit Stores, Inc. 

Syriac & Bartlett Mfg. Co. 

Syrian Baking Company 

T. F. Graham Co. 

T. Flanaghan Company 

T. H. O'Donnell & Company, Inc. 

Tafaco Specialty Company 

Talbot Avenue Auto Station 

Talbot Company (1887) 

Talbot Construction Company, Inc. 

Tally-ho Knitting Company 

Tanana Associates, Incorporated, The 

Taunton Daily Globe Publishing Company 

Tee Pond Fish & Game Club, (Incorporated) 

Tel-Dex Company, The 



136 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 

SiSrations Telegraphers Trading & Loan Company 

dissolved. Thibert Manufacturing Company 

Thomas G. Douglass Company 

Thompson Course Incorporated, The 

Times Real Estate Corporation 

Timson & Co. Incorporated 

Tipo's Interstate Express Company 

Tobey's Boston Suburban List Inc. 

Tremont Coal Company 

Tremont Cooperative Society 

Tribune Publishing Co. 

Trimount Theatres Inc. 

Trio Manufacturing Company, Inc. 

Troy Cereal Company 

Turnbull Express Co. 

Turner-Ring Company 

Tuttle-Abbott Company, The 

Twentieth Century Millers' Agents, Inc. 

Twin Oak Poultry and Egg Company 

Tylose Products Company 

U. S. Light & Heat Corporation 

Unicorn Film Service Corporation 

Union Brass Foundry Company 

Union Curled Hair Company 

Union Mills Inc. 

Union Shoe Company, The 

United Attraction Company, The 

United Chemists Corporation (1916) 

United Clotliing Company, incorporated 

United Film Service, Incorporated 

United Furniture Co., The 

United Marble Companies 

United Skirt Co. 

United Spinning Machinery Company 

United States Dry Plate and Film Company 

United States Merchants Protective Association, Inc. 

United States Realty Company, Limited 

United States Snuff Company 

United States Tropical Food Company 

United States Weather Shelter Station Company 

Universal Light Co. Inc. 

Universal Trading Bond & Coupon Company 

University Book Binding Company 

University Library Extension, Inc. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 137 

V. S. Pond Company S^iations 

V. Venezia & Son Incorporated dissolved. 

Van Dyke Restaurants Inc. 

Van Slyck Publishing Company 

Van Vlack Co. 

Vandegrift-Davis Company 

Victor Swanson Co. 

"Vim" Incorporated 

Vim Truck Company 

Vineyard Transportation Company 

Vitalait Laboratory of the Pacific Coast, Inc., The 

Vose-Swain Engraving Company (1908) 

W. F. Jackson Press, Inc. 

W. H. Ames Lumber Co. 

W. Haskell Co. 

W. J. Jennison Flour Company 

W. L. Porter Company 

W. W. Campbell and Son Company 

Wakefield Planing Mill Co. 

Walen Drug Company, The 

Walker's Shoe Store, Inc. 

Walpole Fabric Company 

Walter F. Hoover, Inc. 

Walter M. Denman, Incorporated 

Walton Clothes Shop Company, The 

Wandel Reinforced Paper Company (Inc.) 

Warren Hardware Company 

Warwick Theatre Company of Marblehead, The 

Washington Investment and Loan Association 

Washington Square Taxi and Transfer Company 

Waterproofing & Fireproofing Company, The 

Watts and Cook, Inc. 

Waugh Motor Truck Company 

Wedgemere Conservatories Incorporated 

Weld Manufacturing Company 

Wellington Black Silver Fox Company, Inc. 

Wellman Specialty Company 

Wells, Odell Novelty Company 

Welsh Alarm Clock Company 

West & Dodge, Inc. 

West India Management and Consultation Company 

West Ware Paper Company, The 

Weston Teaming & Rigging Co. 

Whale Cove Trading Corporation, The 



138 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 109. 

Sf/Si^tions ^Vhalom Sanitorium 

dissolved. Whitcomb's Concert Band Inc. 

Whitinsville New York Stores, Inc. 

Whitney Lynch & Quinlan Ltd. 

Whittaker Chain Tread Company 

Wholesalers' Protective Association Inc. 

Wickstead Manufacturing Company 

Wilcox Loan Company 

Wm. A. Fay Lumber Company 

Wm. Albrecht, Inc. 

William C. Bragg Company 

William M. Williams Specialty Company, The 

William W. Babcock Company 

Williams & Daly Company Inc., The 

Williamstown Glass Sales Co. 

Winner Photoplay Co., The 

Winnisimmet Transportation Company 

Winthrop Concrete and Construction Company 

Winthrop M. Baker Boston Chocolate Company 

Wires Tile Company 

Wondah Specialty Co. 

Wonder Pipe Bending Machine Company 

Wood & Marcus Inc. 

Wood Barker Company 

Woodward-Reopell Company, The 

Worcester Automobile Company 

Worcester Butter & Egg Co. 

Worcester Construction Company 

W^orcester Egg Co. 

Worcester Felt Shoe Co. 

Worcester Gear Works (1909) 

Worcester Hay and Grain Co. 

Worcester Loom Co. 

Worcester Nut Manufacturing Co. Inc. 

Worcester Sand and Stone Company 

Worcester Shoe Machinery Company 

Worcester Strip Steel Mills Company 

Workingrrien's Building Association 

Wuilleumier Company, The 

Wuntwet Leather Company 

Wye Knitting Mills, The 

Wyman and Gordon Company, The 

Xtravim Molasses Feed Co. 

Yarmouth Export Lumber Co. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 110. 139 

Yemoc Manufacturing Company, The Sf^rations 

Yo-Ko Food Company dissolved. 

Young Men's Corporation Inc., The 
Z. B. Da\ds Corporation 
ZarifFe Cigarette Company 

Section 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to Pending suits 
affect any suit now pending by or against any corporation etc. 
mentioned in tlie first section hereof, or any suit now pending 
or hereafter brought for any liability now existing against 
the stockholders or officers of any such corporation, or to 
revive any charter previously annulled or any corporation 
previously dissolved, or to make valid any defective organi- 
zation of any of the supposed corporations named in the 
first section hereof. 

Section 3. Suits upon choses in actions arising out of f^ftf upwf '" 
contracts sold or assigned by any corporation dissolved by chc«^ in^^ 
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 himself 
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. 

Approved April 2, 1918. 



An Act making appropriations for sundry educational C/iap. 110 
institutions. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

o ,1 T n j_ • ij X 1 institutions. 

from the ordinary revenue, tor certain allowances to sundry 
educational institutions, during a portion of the present 
fiscal year, as provided by law: — 

For the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for Perkins 
the Blind the sum of thirty thousand dollars as provided by Massachusetts 
chapter nineteen of the resolves of eighteen hundred and lulld. °^ ^ ^ 
sixty-nine, to be expended under the direction of the trustees 
for the purposes of the institution during the period ending 
on the thirtieth day of September, nineteen hundred and 
eighteen. Any part of said sum unexpended on that date 



140 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 111. 



Massachusetts 
Institute of 
Technology. 



Worcester 

Polytechnic 

Institute. 



shall be repaid bj'^ said trustees into the treasury of the com- 
monwealth. 

For the Massachusetts Institute of Technology the sum 
of one hundred thousand dollars, as provided by chapter 
seventy-eight of the resolves of nineteen hundred and eleven, 
to be expended under the direction of tlie trustees for the 
educational purposes of the institution during the period 
ending on the thirtieth day of September, nineteen hundred 
and eighteen. Any part of said sum unexpended on that 
date shall be paid by said trustees into the treasury of the 
commonwealth. 

For the Worcester Polytechnic Institute the sum of fifty 
thousand dollars as provided by chapter eighty-seven of the 
resolves of nineteen hundred and twelve, to be expended 
under the direction of the trustees for the educational pur- 
poses of the institution during the period ending on the 
thirtieth day of September, nineteen hundred and eighteen. 
Any part of said sum unexpended on that date shall be 
repaid by said trustees into the treasury of tlie common- 
wealth. 

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

Approved April 2, 1918. 



Chap.lW An Act making appropriations for the adjut^vnt 
general's department, for the state guard and 
for certain other military expenses. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for the maintenance of the 
adjutant general's department, and of the state guard, both 
with the approval of the adjutant general, and for certain 
expenses of the chief surgeon's department, with the approval 
of the chief surgeon, the sums set forth in section two, for 
the several purposes and subject to the conditions therein 
specified, are hereby appropriated from the general fund or 
ordinary revenue of the commonwealth, subject to the pro- 
visions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds, 
for the fiscal year ending on November thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and eighteen. 



Appropria- 
tions, adjutant 
general's de- 
partment, state 
guard, and 
certain expenses 
of chief 
surgeon's 
department. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 111. 141 

Section 2. 

Service of the Adjutant GeneraVs Department, 

For personal services of the adjutant general and his Adjutant gen- 
office assistants and employees, a sum not exceeding twenty- etc..' saianei. 
two thousand dollars. 

For pay and all allowances prescribed by the statutes for National guard 
national guard officers detailed for special or active services, etc?^"^' ^^^' 
a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand dollars. 

For the employment of expert assistance in the military Expert 
archives, with the approval of the governor and council, a ^'^'^^"''®- 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For services other than personal, including printing the Printing annual 
annual report, and for necessary office supplies and equip- ^^^^^' 
ment, a sum not exceeding seventy-eight hundred dollars. 

For expenses not otherwise provided for in connection with ^^fy mTttCTs'' 
military matters and accounts, a sum not exceeding ten and accounts. 
thousand five hundred dollars. 

Service of the State Guard. 

For personal services of office assistants and employees in Employees, 
the department of the depot quartermaster, a sum not ex- ment of'depot' 
ceeding five thousand dollars. sal^iS."''^'^^'^' 

For services other than personal, supplies and equipment Supplies, 
and the necessary transportation expenses for the same, ^'^"'p'"''" 
under the supervision of the depot quartermaster, a sum not 
exceeding seven thousand dollars. 

For services of two clerks or stenographers in the adjutant cierks in 
general's office now or formerly employed upon state guard erars offic?!" 
matters, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred and sixty ''*''■' *'''^"^^- 
dollars. 

For the maintenance of the state guard, including allow- Maintenance of 
ances for holding battalion and other drills for the training ^^''^^ ^"""^ ' 
of the state guard, a sum not exceeding two hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars. 

Service of the Chief Surgeon. 

For personal services of the chief surgeon and assistants, chief surgeon 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, the same to be saiarill.'^*^"*^' 
in addition to any appropriation heretofore made for the 
purpose. 

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

Approved April 2, 1918. 



142 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 112, 113, 114. 



[1916, 270. Spec] 

Chap. 112 Ak Act relative to the rate of interest on certain 

WATER SECURITIES OF THE TOWTST OF READING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Such bonds or notes as may hereafter be 
issued by the town of Reading under the provisions of 
chapter two hundred and seventy of the Special Acts of 
nineteen hundred and sixteen shall bear such rate of interest 
as its treasurer, with the approval of a majority of its water 
commissioners, may determine. 

Section 2. The treasurer of said town, with the approval 
of a majority of its water commissioners, is hereby au- 
thorized, without further action by the town, to determine 
the rate of interest on bonds previously authorized by the 
vote of the town taken in accordance with the provisions of 
said chapter two hundred and seventy. 

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

Approved April 2, 1918. 



Rate of interest 
oil certain 
bonds, etc., to 
be determined 
by town 
treasurer, etc. 



Town treasurer 
authorized to 
determine rate 
of interest, etc. 



Chap. 112> An Act to provide for the reinstatement of carmine 
violante by the metropolitan park commission. 



Metropolitan 
park commis- 
sion may rein- 
state Carmine 
Violante. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The metropolitan park commission is hereby 
authorized to reinstate in its employment, without civil 
service examination, Carmine Violante, a laborer who was 
dropped from the pay roll of the said commission on Decem- 
ber twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and fourteen. 

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

Approved April 2, 191'8. 



[1878, 124; 1881, 37; 1882, 187; 1884, 17; 1886, 115, 118; 1890, 40; 1892, 64; 1894, 42; 1897, 
101; 1899,356; 1901,207; 1902,194,461; 1904,197; 1906,80; 1907,568; 1908,131,588; 
1909,76; 1910,138; 1911,40,41; 1913,171; 1915, 164, Spec] 

Chap. 114: An Act to authorize the city of brockton to make an 

additional water loan. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Brockton may Section 1. The city of Brockton, for the purposes 

™a^^^dditionai named in chapter one hundred and twenty-four of the acts 

of eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, may issue from 

time to time bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding 

one hundred thousand dollars in addition to the amounts 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 115. 143 

heretofore authorized to be issued by the city for water 

works purposes; and the same shall not be reckoned in 

determining the statutory limit of indebtedness of the city. 

Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words, 

Brockton Water Loan, Act of 1918, shall be payable at the ^°°k*°" ^^^^'' 

expiration of periods not exceeding twenty years from their of i9iV. 

dates of issue, shall bear interest at such a rate as may be 

fixed by the city treasurer with the approval of the mayor, 

and shall be signed by said 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 may 

deem proper, but not for less than their par value, and no 

part of the proceeds shall be used for the payment of running 

expenses. 

Section 2. The city shall, at the time of authorizing the Payment 
said loan, provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
payments, beginning not more than one year after the date 
of each issue of such bonds or note^, as will extinguish the 
same within the time prescribed by this act; and the amount 
of any annual payment upon any loan shall not be less than 
the amount of the principal of the loan payable in any 
subsequent year. When a vote to the foregoing effect has 
been passed, a sum which, with the income derived from 
water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual expense of 
operating its water works and the interest as it accrues on 
the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid by said city, and to 
make such payments on the principal as may be required 
under the provisions of this act shall, without further vote, 
be assessed by the assessors of the city annually thereafter, 
in the same manner as other taxes, until the debt incurred 
by the loan or loans is extinguished. 

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

Approved April 2, 1918. 

[1918, 104, Spec] 

An Act to allow metal garages of limited size in Q}iar).\\h 

CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Metal covered steel frame garages adapted Metal garages 

. 1 1 •! of limited Size 

tor the accommodation or not more than two automobiles, and construc- 
constructed with concrete floors, with fireproof doors, built outside 
windows, and trim, and not exceeding five hundred square iimits"of "'^ 
feet in area may be built outside the building limits of the ^°^*°"' «'*°- 



144 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 116, 117. 



Proviso. 



city of Boston as such limits existed prior to the twenty- 
second day of September in the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, provided that such garages are not built nearer 
than five feet from the lot line, or nearer than twelve feet 
from any other building. 

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

Approved April 2, 1918. 



[1918. 179, Spec] 

C7?ap.ll6 An Act to place the building commissioner of the 

CITY OF SPRINGFIELD UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The building commissioner of the city of 
Springfield shall hereafter be subject to and shall have the 
benefit of the civil service laws and the rules and regulations 
made thereunder; but the present holder of the office shall 
not be required to pass any examination. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the said city with the approval of the 
mayor. Approved April 2, 1918. 

[Accepted June 17, 1918.] 



Building 
Commissioner 
of Springfield 
placed under 
civil service 
laws, etc. 



To be 

submitted to 
city council, 
etc. 



[1857,18; 1864,295; 1872,87; 1873,267,268; 1876,24; 1877.23; 1881,200; 1884,86,111; 
1894, 325; 1895, 179; 1899, 328; 1908, 559; 1911, 680; 1912, 319; 1913, 190, 583; 1914, 
314, 592; 1916, 189, Spec; 1917, 148, Spec] 

Chap. 117 An Act relating to the tenure of office of the city 

CLERK OF CHELSEA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city clerk of Chelsea, and his successors 
in office, shall hold office continuously during good behavior 
unless physically or mentally incapacitated from performing 
the duties of the office: provided, however, that the board of 
aldermen may, subject to the provisions of law governing 
the removal of civil service employees, remove any in- 
cumbent of said office. 

Section 2, This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the board of aldermen of Chelsea, provided that it is so 
accepted before January first, nineteen hundred and nine- 
teen. Approved April 2, 1918. 



Tenure of office 
of city clerk 
of Chelsea. 



Proviso. 



To be sub- 
mitted to board 
of aldermen. 
Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 118, 119. 145 



[1917, 329, Spec] 

An Act relative to the extension of stuart street Chap. IIS 

IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter three hundred and twenty-nine of the Special §^io; f tended. 
Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen is hereby amended 
by striking out section ten and substituting the following: 
— Section 10. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Time of 
by the mayor and the city council of the city of Boston at extended. 
any time before the expiration of one year after the termina- 
tion of the present war, as defined by federal authority. 

Approved April 2, 1918. 



1883, 
1886, 
1905, 



{Massachusetts School for Idiotic and Feeble-Minded Youth, 1850, 150; 1878, 126 
239 (name chaneed to Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded); 1884, 88 
298; 1893, 83; 1897, 98; 1899, 158, 307; 1901, 303; 1902, 434; 1903, 414; 1904, 323 
175, 282; 1906, 309; 1907, 489, 520; 1908, 629; 1909, 504.] 

An Act relative to the trustees of the massachu- Qfidj) hq 

SETTS school FOR THE FEEBLE-MINDED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fifty-nine of chapter five hundred and amended ^ ^^' 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine is hereby 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following : — No 
trustee on the part of the corporation elected by the said 
school shall hold office as trustee thereof until his election 
shall have been confirmed by the governor and council, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 59. There shall be six Confirniation 
trustees, on the part of the commonwealth, of the Massa- trustees, Massa- 
chusetts School for the Feeble-Minded, one of whom shall for"the lee'bi^ 
annually be appointed by the governor, with the advice and ^vemor and 
consent of the council, for a term of six years. No trustee council. 
on the part of the corporation elected by the said school 
shall hold office as trustee thereof until his election shall 
have been confirmed by the governor and council. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on the first day of ^j^^^^fje^t 
October, nineteen hundred and eighteen. 

Approved April 2, 1918. 



146 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 120, 121. 



City of Boston 
may make 
additional 
appropriations 
for municipal 
purposes and 
repair and 
reconstruction 
of streets, etc. 



Chap. 120 An Act to authorize the city of boston to make addi- 
tional APPROPRIATIONS FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES AND 
FOR THE REPAIR AND RECONSTRUCTION OF STREETS FOR 
THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may, by vote of the city 
council, with the approval of the mayor, in the manner pro- 
vided in section three of chapter four hundred and eighty-six 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, make appropria- 
tions for the financial year ending on the thirty-first day of 
January, nineteen hundred and nineteen, not exceeding the 
following amounts, to wit: — for municipal purposes tw^o 
dollars, and for the repair and reconstruction of streets, in- 
cluding specific repairs, one dollar on each one thousand 
dollars of the valuation upon which the appropriations by 
the city council are based, in addition to the amounts which 
the city is authorized to appropriate under the provisions of 
section fifty- three. Part I, of chapter four hundred and 
ninety of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, as amended 
by section eighteen of chapter seven hundred and nineteen 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen. The work of 
repair and reconstruction of streets under the provisions of 
this act shall be performed by contract awarded on com- 
petitive bids after public advertisement. 

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

Approved April 10, 1918. 



Contracts 
awarded on 
competitive 
bids, etc. 



Chwp.X^l An Act to provide for the reinstatement of dominick 
.1. harkins in the public works department of the 
city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The commissioner of public works in the 
city of Boston, with the approval of the mayor, is hereby 
authorized to reinstate Dominick J. Harkins in the depart- 
ment of public works, without examination, at any time 
prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

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

Approved April 11, 1918. 



City of Boston 
may reinstate 
Dominick J. 
Harkins. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 122, 123. 147 



(1853, 163; 1868, 52; 1872, 222, 292; 1874, 219; 1875, 217, § 10; 1877, 142; 1878. 140; 1883. 
95; 1887, 114, 356; 1888, 104; 1894, 171, 345; 1909, 202; 1911, 65; 1912. 75; 1913, 314, 
511, §3; 1914,188; 1915, 129, Spec; 1916, 118, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to Chav. 122 

SUPPLY water to the TOWN OF FREETOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford is hereby authorized fiidfofd mTy 
to lay and maintain water mains, service pipes, and hydrants to^hlftown "^ 
under and upon the County road, so-called, in the town of of Freetown. 
Freetown, from the present main at the New Bedford and 
Freetown line northerly to the force main between Little 
Quittacas pumping station and High Hill reservoir. The 
city may furnish and sell water to the town, and to persons 
and corporations therein whose premises are adjacent to or 
in the neighborhood of the said water mains; but all work 
on or under the said road shall be done with the least possible 
hindrance to public travel, and shall be subject to the direc- 
tion and approval of the selectmen of the town. 

Section 2. Takers of water delivered pursuant to the Certain rates, 
provisions hereof shall pay for the same at metered rates to apply. 
be agreed upon by the city and town, but the rates shall not 
be less than those prevailing in the city of New Bedford, and 
all rules and regulations made by the city, its water board, 
or any other duly authorized authority shall be binding upon 
the said takers. 

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

Approved April 11, 1918. 

[1910,630; 1911,564; 1912,408; 1913.495; 1914.678; 1915, 331, Spec; 1916, 247, Spec] 

An Act to extend the time within which the boston Chav -12^ 

AND eastern electric RAILROAD COMPANY IS REQUIRED 
TO FILE A BOND AND TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE ITS 
RAILROAD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The time for the filing of the bond after the Time extended 
incorporation of the Boston and Eastern Electric Railroad Boston and 
Company, as provided in section two of chapter five hundred Raiiroad^Com"*' 
and sixty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven, is ^'bo^a'^etc^''' 
hereby extended to the first day of April, nineteen hundred 
and twenty-one; and the time within which the construction 
of the tunnel and the railroad of the said railroad company 
shall begin, and the time allowed for the construction and 



148 Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 124, 125. 

the opening for public use of said tunnel and said railroad, 
all as provided in chapters five hundred and eighty-seven 
and six hundred and thirty of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and ten, shall start from the said first day of April, instead 
of from the date of the certificate of incorporation of the 
said company. 

Scondnuld'' Section 2. All the powers, rights and privileges of the 
said railroad company held on the thirty-first day of March, 
nineteen hundred and eighteen, and all rights, powers and 
privileges acquired by the said company since the thirty- 
first day of March, nineteen hundred and eighteen, shall 

Proviso. continue in full force and effect: provided, however ^ that the 

said powers, rights and privileges shall cease on the first 

day of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-one, unless the 

bond aforesaid is filed. 

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

Approved April 11, 1918. 

Chap. 124: An Act to change the name of the united druggists 

MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY TO UNITED MUTUAL 
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Name changed. SECTION 1. The name of the United Druggists Mutual 
Fire Insurance Company, organized under the laws of the 
commonwealth, is hereby changed to United Mutual Fire 
Insurance Company. 
^ Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved' April 11, 1918. 

Chap. 125 An Act to authorize the city of brockton to pension 

MICHAEL MCMAHON. 

Be it enacted, etc., cw follows: 

City of Section 1. The city of Brockton is hereby authorized to 

pension Michael pay in wcckly instalments to Michael McMahon, who was 
an employee of the city for more than twenty years and who 
is now retired on account of physical incapacity, an annual 
pension not exceeding the sum of two hundred and sixty 
dollars. 
To be sub- SECTION 2. This act shall take cffcct upou its acccptaucc 

mitted to city i. i • -i i- ^i • i • i • j ^ j^i 

council, etc. by votc oi the City council or the said city subject to the 
Proviso. provisions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs 

prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current 
year. Approved April 11, 1918. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 126, 127, 128. 149 



An Act authorizing the city of Cambridge to retire Chap. 12& 

AND pension JAMES W. BARRY. . 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Cambridge is hereby authorized bridgfmaT' 
to retire James W. Barry, an engineer employed in the ^"la^ry'^'"'^^ 
building department of the said city, on an annual pension 
not exceeding the sum of six hundred and thirty-seven 
dollars, said sum being one half of his present annual com- 
pensation. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- council, etc. 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior Proviso. 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved April 11, 1918. 

[1871, 182: 1874, 189, 353; 1879, 146; 1885, 61; 1890, 217; 1895, 107; 1897, 209; 1899, 240; 
1912,453; 1915, 218, Spec] 

An Act relating to the tenure of office of the city Chap. 127 

CLERK OF SOMERVILLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city clerk of Somerville, and his succes- Tenure of 
sors in oflBce, shall hold office continuously during good cier'k'of'somer- 
behavior unless incapacitated by physical or mental dis- 
ability from performing the duties of the office: provided, 
however, that the board of aldermen may, subject to the pro- 
visions of law governing the removal of civil service em- 
ployees, remove any incumbent of said office. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be sub- 
by the board of aldermen of the city of Somerville with the wd of°aider- 
approval of the mayor, provided that such acceptance and p^^^-^ll'^' 
approval occur before January first, nineteen hundred and 
nineteen. Approved April 11, 1918. 

An Act to establish the two-platoon system in the Chap. 12S 

FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF HOLYOKE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The permanent members of the uniformed ^^J^^^^r^oi 
fire-fighting force in the city of Holyoke shall be divided by Hoiyoke fire 
the board of fire commissioners of the city into two bodies be divided 
or platoons which shall be designated as the day force and platoons, etc. 
the night force. The hours of duty of each force shall be as 
prescribed by the said board. 



ville. 
Proviso. 



150 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 129. 



During seriou3 
conflagration, 
all members 
on duty. 

Definition. 



Act, how 
construed. 



Certain 
ordinances 
annulled, etc. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters at next 
state election. 



Section 2. During the continuance of a serious confla- 
gration the officer, officers or board having charge of the 
fire-fighting shall have authority to summon and keep on 
duty any or all of the members of cither force. A fire shall 
not be considered to be a serious conflagration within the 
meaning of this act unless a second or general alarm has been 
sounded. 

Section 3. The provisions of this act shall not be con- 
strued to affect, repeal, or annul, in whole or in part, any 
former act or municipal ordinance relating to the salaries, 
annual vacations, sickness or disability, or leave of absence 
of the members of the fire-fighting force of the city of Holyoke. 

Section 4. All ordinances of said city affecting the 
number that may be appointed as members of its fire- 
fighting force and the meal hours and days oft of such mem- 
bers are hereby annulled. The provisions of chapter five 
hundred and forty-sLx of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twelve granting firemen one day off in five shall not here- 
after apply to the city of Holyoke. 

Section 5. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
the city of Holyoke at the state election for the current year 
and if accepted by a majority of the qualified voters voting 
thereon shall take effect on the first day of January, nineteen 
hundred and nineteen; otherwise it shall not take effect. 

Approved April 12, 1918. 



Cfiap.129 An Act to authorize the town of millis to construct 

A SYSTEM OF SEWERAGE. . 



Town of 
Millis may 
construct, etc., 
a sewerage 
system. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The town of Millis is hereby authorized to 
lay out, construct, maintain and operate a system or systems 
of main drains and common sewers for a part or the whole 
of its territory, with such connections and other works as 
may be required for a system of sewage disposal; and to 
construct such sewers or main drains over or under land in 
the said town as may be necessary, and to establish filter 
beds for the treatment of the sewage collected by said 
system, and for the purpose of providing better surface or 
other drainage, guarding against pollution of waters and 
otherwise protecting the public health, may lay, make and 
maintain such main drains as it deems best. For the pur- 
poses aforesaid the town may, within its limits, deepen, 
widen, and clear of obstruction any brook, stream or water 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 129. 151 

course, and may straighten or alter the channel or divert 
the water thereof, and may make and maintain sub-drains, 
and, with the approval of the state department of health, 
discharge the water into any brook, stream or water course, 
within the town. 

Section 2. The town of Millis is hereby further au- May lay 
thorized to lay m said town, m any way where mam drams drains, etc. 
or common sewers are constructed under the provisions of 
this act, such connecting drains, under-drains and sewers, 
within the limits of such way, as may be necessary to connect 
any estate which abuts upon the way. 

Section 3. The town shall elect by ballot at an annual ^X^lislionrs' 
meeting a board of three sewer commissioners, who shall be election, etc. 
citizens of the town, to hold office for one, two and three 
years respectively, from the date of their election, and until 
their successors are elected and qualified; and thereafter at 
each annual town meeting, the town shall elect one member 
of the board to serve for three years or until his successor is 
elected and qualified. 

Section 4. The said board of commissioners, acting for May ac^quire 
and in behalf of the town, shall have full power to take, or rights', etc. 
to acquire by purchase or otherwise, any lands, water rights, 
rights of way or easements in said town, public or private, 
necessary for any purpose mentioned in this act, and may 
construct such main drains and sewers under or over any 
water course, bridge, railroad, railway, highway, boulevard, 
or other way, or within the location of any railroad, and may 
enter upon and dig up any private land, street or way or 
railroad location, for the purpose of laying such drains and 
sewers and of maintaining and repairing the same, and may 
do any other thing necessary or proper for the purposes of 
this act: provided, however, that they shall not take in fee Proviso. 
any land of a railroad corporation, and that they shall not 
enter upon or construct any drain or sewer within the loca- 
tion of any railroad corporation except at such time and in 
such manner as they may agree upon with such corporation, 
or, in case of failure to agree, as may be approved by the 
public service commission. 

Section 5. Said board, in order to take any lands in Description of 
fee, water rights, rights of way or easements, shall cause to be recorded, 
be recorded in the registry of deeds for the county of Norfolk, 
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 



152 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 129. 



Damagee, how 
determined. 



Time limit 
for suit. 



Town may 
offer specified 
sum as 
damages, etc. 



Apportion- 
ment of cost. 



Proviso. 



act; and upon such recording title to the lands, water rights, 
rights of way or easements described in the statement shall 
vest in the town of Millis, which shall pay all damages for 
.the taking, and all other damages sustained by any person 
or corporation through any action of said board under this 
act, provided, that no registered land or interest therein 
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. Said board, 
at the time of the taking, shall give written notice to the 
owners of the property taken, and may agree with any 
person or corporation upon the damages sustained by such 
person or corporation; and, if the damages are not agreed 
upon, a jury in the superior court for said county may, upon 
petition of either party, be had to determine the same, in 
the manner provided by law for determining damages for 
land taken for highways; but in case of a taking no suit or 
petition shall be brought after the expiration of two years 
from the date of the recording of the taking as herein pro- 
vided; and in all other cases no suit or petition shall be 
brought after the expiration of two years from the time 
when the cause of action accrued. 

Section 6. In every case of a petition for the assess- 
ment of damages, or for a jury, the town may at any time 
file in the office of the clerk of the court 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 said date. 

Section 7. The town of Millis 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 and not more than 
one half of the whole cost. In providing for the payment of 
the remaining portion of the cost of said system or systems 
the town may avail itself of any or all of the methods per- 
mitted by general laws, and at the same meeting at which 
it determines the proportion of the cost which is to be borne 
by the town, it may by vote determine by which of such 
methods the remaining portion of said cost shall be provided 
for. In case it determines that the remaining portion shall 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 129. 153 

be provided for, wholly or in part, by assessments upon the Assessments 
owners of estates situated within the territory embraced by of estates, etc. 
said system or systems and benefited thereby, then said 
owners shall be assessed by said board their proportional 
parts, respectively, of the said remaining portion, but no 
estate shall be deemed to be benefited until a sewer is con- 
structed into which it can be drained. For the purpose of 
fixing the amounts of the said assessments, the said board 
shall determine the value of the special benefit to each of the 
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 the town: provided, that Provisos. 
said board shall, on the written request of any such owner, 
made within the said three months, apportion the assess- 
ment into ten equal parts or assessments. The board shall 
certify the apportionment to the assessors of the town, and 
one of said parts or instalments, with interest on all unpaid 
apportionments at the rate of six per cent per annum, shall 
be added by the assessors to the annual tax on the estate for 
each year next ensuing, until all the said parts have so been 
added, unless sooner paid as hereinafter provided; and 
provided, further, that nothing herein contained shall be con- 
strued to prevent the payment at any time in one payment, 
notwithstanding its prior apportionment, of any balance of 
said assessments then remaining unpaid, but interest on 
such balance at the rate of six per cent per annum shall be 
paid to the date of such payment, and thereupon the collector 
of taxes of the town shall receive the same and shall certify 
the payment or payments to the assessors, who shall preserve 
a record thereof. In case of corner lots abutting on more Assessment of 
than one sewered street the same area shall not be assessed *'°''"®'' °^^' 
more than once. 

Section 8. The assessment or charge aforesaid shall ^o^nstfturel**' 
constitute a lien upon the estate which shall continue for two li^"- ^t''- 
years after the date of the service or mailing of the written 
notice of the assessment, as provided in section seven, or in 



154 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 129. 



Persons 
aggrieved by 
assessment 
may appeal. 



Millis Sewerage 
Loan, Act of 
1918. 



case of apportionment, until the expiration of two years from 
the time when the last instalment is committed to the 
collector. Said assessment, together with interest at the rate 
of five per cent per annum, with incidental costs and ex- 
penses, 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 may be redeemed in the same manner as if sold for the 
non-payment of taxes. Such assessments or parts thereof 
may be collected also by an action of contract in the name 
of the town of Millis against the owner of the estate, brought 
at any time within two years after the same become due. 

Section 9. Any person aggrieved by any such assess- 
ment may at any time within three months after the service 
of the demand mentioned in section seven of this act, apply 
to the superior court for said county for a jury to revise the 
same, but before making such application he shall give to 
said commissioners fourteen days' notice in Avriting, and 
shall therein specify particularly his objection to the assess- 
ment, to which specification he shall be confined in his 
hearing before a jury. 

Section 10. The town of Millis for the purpose of paying 
the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under this 
act, may incur indebtedness, in excess of the statutory limit, 
to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, and may 
issue from time to time bonds or notes therefor. Such 
bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words, 'Millis 
Sewerage Loan, Act of 1918, shall be payable by such annual 
payments beginning not more than one year after the date 
thereof, as will extinguish each loan within thirty years 
after its date, and the amount of the annual payment of the 
principal upon any loan in any year shall not be less than 
the amount of the principal of the loan payable in any 
subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes 
shall constitute a separate loan. They shall be signed by 
the treasurer of the town and countersigned by a majority 
of the selectmen. The town may, from time to time, sell 
the said securities, or any part thereof, at public or private 
sale, but not for less than their par value. The proceeds 
shall be retained in the treasury, and shall be disbursed by 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 129. 155 

the treasurer upon the order of the board of sewer commis- 
sioners, as may be necessary to meet the expenditures herein 
authorized. 

Section 11. The town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
the said loan, provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
payments as will extinguish the same within the time pre- 
scribed by this act; and when a vote to that effect has been 
passed the amount required thereby, less the amount that 
may be appropriated therefor as provided in the following 
section, shall annually thereafter, without further vote be 
assessed by the assessors of the town, in the same manner as 
other taxes, until the debt incurred by the loan is ex- 
tinguished. 

Section 12. The receipts from sewer assessments and ^^pifg^*^' ^°^' 
from payments made in lieu thereof shall be applied to the 
payment of charges and expenses incident to the maintenance 
and operation of said sewerage system or to any extension 
thereof; except that the town may by vote apply any part 
of said receipts to the payment of interest upon bonds or 
notes issued hereunder and not otherwise provided for, or 
to the payment or redemption of such bonds or notes, issued 
on account of sewer construction, and the said receipts shall 
be used for no other purpose. If the said receipts shall not 
in any year be sufficient for the purpose aforesaid, the balance 
required therefor shall be raised by taxation in the same 
manner in which money is raised for other town purposes. 

Section 13. Said board of sewer commissioners shall cierk and 

. . . superintendent, 

annually appomt a clerk, and may appomt a supermtendent appointment, 
of sewers, who shall not be a member of the board, and may 
remove the clerk or superintendent at its pleasure, and may 
fix the pay of the clerk and superintendent, and define their 
duties. The commissioners may in their discretion prescribe 
such annual rentals or charges for the users of said sewer 
system based on the benefits derived therefrom as they may 
deem proper. The compensation of the commissioners shall 
be fixed by the town. 

Section 14. All contracts made by the board of sewer Contracts, how 
commissioners shall be made in the name of the town and '"^ ^' ^ °' 
shall be signed by the board, but no contract shall be made 
or obligation incurred by the commissioners for any purpose 
in excess of the amount of money appropriated by the town 
therefor. 

Section 15. Said commissioners may from time to time Uuiesand 
prescribe rules and regulations for the connection of estates regulations. 
and buildings with main drains and sewers, and for inspection 



156 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 130. 



Publication. 



State depart- 
ment of health 
to approve 
plans. 



Town may 
carry on 
construction 
temporarily, 
etc. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



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 
once a week for three successive weeks in some newspaper 
published in the town of Millis, if there be any, and if not, 
then in some newspaper published in the county of Norfolk, 
and shall not take effect until such publication has been 
made. 

Section 16. No act shall be done under authority of the 
preceding sections, except in the making of surveys and 
other preliminary investigations, until the plans for the said 
system of sewerage have been approved by the state de- 
partment of health. Upon application to said department 
for its approval the department shall give a hearing, after 
due notice to the public. At such hearing plans showing in 
detail all the work to be done in constructing said system of 
sewerage shall be submitted for approval by the said de- 
partment. 

Section 17. Until said board of commissioners shall 
have been elected as provided in this act, the town may 
carry on the construction of its system of sewerage by a 
duly authorized committee of the town. The committee 
shall serve without pay and shall have all the powers and 
authority given to the board of sewer commissioners by 
this act or by the general laws relating to boards of sewer 
commissioners. 

Section 18. This act shall take effect upon its passage, 
but no expenditure shall be made and no liability incurred 
hereunder until the act 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 April 12, 1918. 



Chap. ISO An Act authorizing the city of Lawrence to pay an 

ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF JOHN F. YOUNG. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lawrence is hereby authorized 
to pay in equal monthly instalments to the widow of John 
F. Young, who died as the result of an injury received in the 
performance of his duty as a police officer of said city, an 



City of Law- 
rence may pay 
annuity to 
widow of John 
F. Young. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 131. 157 

annuity of three hundred dollars so long as she remains un- 
married, but not exceeding a period of ten years. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Tobesub- 

- , . •! (» • 1 • 1 • xl- mitted to city 

by vote or the city council or said city subject to the pro- council, etc. 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior Proviso. 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved April 12, 1918. 

[1893, 277; 1896, 115.] 

An Act to authorize the town of walpole to make an ChapASl 

ADDITIONAL WATER LOAN. 

Be It enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of procuring an additional waTp°oif may 
water supply and of improving its storage, pumping and J^^nai water 
distributing facilities, the town of Walpole is hereby au- loan. 
thorized to borrow from time to time, outside the statutory 
limit of indebtedness, such sums of money as may be deemed 
necessary to an amount not exceeding one hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars, and to issue therefor bonds or notes. 
Such bonds or notes shall be denominated on the face thereof, 
Walpole Water Loan, Act of 1918, shall be payable by such waipoie water 

1 J. T_ • • j_ xi Cj. Loan, Act 

annual payments, beginning not more than one year alter of lois. 
the respective dates thereof, as will extinguish each loan 
within thirty years from its date; and the amount of the 
annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be less 
than the amount of the principal of the loan payable in 
any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or 
notes shall constitute a separate loan. Said bonds or notes 
shall bear interest at such rates as may be determined by 
the treasurer of the town with the approval 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, 
except premiums, shall be used only for the purposes herein 
specified. 

Section 2. The town of Walpole shall, at the time of Payment 

1 • • • 1 1 1 • 1 (• 1 °' loan. 

authorizing said loan or loans, provide tor the payment 
thereof in accordance with section one of this act; and 
when a vote to that effect has been passed a sum which, 
with the income derived from water rates, will be sufficient 
to pay the annual expense of operating its water works and 
the interest as it accrues on its bonds or notes issued as 
aforesaid, and to make such payments on the principal as 



158 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 132. 



Additional 
appropriations 
for school pur- 
poses by school 
committee of 
Boston. 



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 April 13, 1918. 

[1875, 241; 1877, 53; 1886, 33; 1889, 297; 1890, 355, 405; 1895, 408; 1896, 293; 1897, 442; 
1898, 149, 174, 400; 1899, 239, 362; 1900, 235; 1901, 288, 448, 473; 1902, 386; 1903, 170; 
1904, 376; 1905, 349, 392; 1906, 205, 231, 259, 318; 1907, 295, 357, 450; 1908, 589; 1909, 
120, 388, 446; 1911, 708; 1912, 195; 1913, 337, 363, 389; 1914, 128, 274, 489, 738; 1915, 
189, Spec, 300, Spec.; 1916, 86, Spec, 257, Spec, 267, Spec] 

ChapA32 An Act eelative to appropriations for school purposes 

IN the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The school committee of the city of Boston 
in each year, beginning with nineteen hundred and eighteen, 
by vote of four fifths of all its members, taken by yeas and 
nays, may appropriate in addition to what it is now by law 
authorized to appropriate for the maintenance and extension 
of the public schools and for the construction, furnishing, 
alteration and repair of school buildings and furniture 
therefor, for the taking of land for the same and for school 
yards, and for other school purposes, the further sum of 
seventeen cents upon each one thousand dollars of the 
valuation on which the appropriations of the city council 
are based; and the amounts which may be so raised shall 
be appropriated by the school committee for the maintenance 
and extension of the public schools and for such other school 
purposes as said school committee deems necessary, and 
such additional appropriation shall be a part of and shall 
be met by taxes within the tax limit. 

Section 2. In addition to the sums that the school 
committee of the city of Boston is now authorized by law to 
appropriate and the additional appropriation provided for 
in section one of this act for the purposes therein stated, the 
school committee of the city of Boston by vote of four 
fifths of all its members taken by yeas and nays, is further 
authorized to appropriate the following sums, to wit: — for 
the financial year ending on the thirty-first day of January, 
nineteen hundred and nineteen, the sum of ten cents, for the 
financial year ending on the thirty-first day of January, 
nineteen hundred and twenty, the sum of forty cents, for the 
financial year ending on the thirty-first day of January, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-one, and for each financial 



-Additional 
appropriations 
for increasing 
salaries of 
teachers, etc. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 133. 159 

year thereafter, the sum of fifty cents upon each one thou- 
sand dollars of the valuation on which the appropriations of 
the city council are based, and the amounts which may be 
so appropriated may be used by the school committee to 
increase the salaries of teachers, members of the supervising 
staff, janitors, attendance officers and other persons em- 
ployed by the school committee, and such additional appro- 
priation shall be a part of and shall be met by taxes within 
the tax limit. 

Section 3. For the purposes of this act the limit of the Tax limit 
amount of taxes on property in the city of Boston is increased 
in the year nineteen hundred and eighteen twenty-seven 
cents, in the year nineteen hundred and nineteen fifty-seven 
cents, in the year nineteen hundred and twenty and in each 
year thereafter sixtj^-seven cents on each one thousand 
dollars of the valuation upon which the appropriations of 
the city council of the city of Boston are based. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by the mayor, the city council, and the school committee of SLyor, dty 
the city of Boston. Approved April 18, 1918. 3' ^m-^ 

[Accepted by the mayor and city council May 1, 1918; accepted by the school 
committee, May 6, 1918.] 



An Act to authorize the town of marshfield to (7/iax).133 
invest in liberty loan bonds. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Marshfield is hereby authorized MSeeid 
to invest the sum of ten thousand dollars in Liberty Loan j^Yibert''* 
bonds issued by the United States, which shall be held until Loan bonds." 
two years after the close of the present war, as that date 
shall be determined by federal authority, unless they mature 
at an earlier date. The proceeds from the sale of any such 
bonds shall be used only for purposes for which the town 
may borrow money in accordance with the provisions of 
chapter seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and thirteen, and amendments thereof. 

Section 2. Said bonds shall be in the custody of the custody of 
town treasurer, who shall give a surety bond, satisfactory to '^°"^^- 
the selectmen of the town, for the faithful performance of 
his duties. 

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

Approved April 18, 1918. 



160 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 134, 135. 



Town of Otis 
may refund 
certain 
indebtedness. 



Chap. 134: An Act to authorize the town of otis to refund 

CERTAIN INDEBTEDNESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The town of Otis, for the purpose of refund- 
ing two thousand dollars of indebtedness, represented by a 
note given in anticipation of taxes, is hereby authorized to 
incur other indebtedness to that amount and to issue notes 
of the town therefor. The notes shall be payable by such 
annual payments, beginning not more than one year after 
the date of the note first issued, as will extinguish the whole 
loan within five years after the said date, and the amount 
of the annual payment in any year shall not be less than the 
amount of the principal payable in any subsequent year. 
The notes shall bear interest at such rate as may be de- 
termined by the treasurer of the town with the approval of 
the selectmen, and the amount required to pay the interest 
and the principal maturing each year shall be raised by taxa- 
tion 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 April 20, 1918. 



Rate of 
interest. 



City of Somer- 
ville may 
pension 
Charles C. 
Folsom. 



Chap. 135 An Act to authorize the city of somerville to retire 

AI^D PENSION CHARLES C. FOLSOM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Somerville is hereby authorized 
to retire, at his request, Charles C. Folsom, employed con- 
tinuously as general agent of the overseers of the poor for 
thirty-two years, and prior to that for eleven and one half 
years as patrolman and sergeant in the police department; 
and if so retired he shall receive from the said city in equal 
monthly payments for the remainder of his life, an annual 
pension not exceeding eight hundred and fifty dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of the said city subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter, provided such acceptance occurs prior 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved April 20, 1918. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 

Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 136, 137. 161 



[1914, 585.] 

xA.N Act to permit the operation of motor vehicles in Chap.lSQ 

THE TOWN OF NANTUCKET, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter jBve hundred and eighty-five of the Operation of 

, i?'i 1 1 1 1 e j_ I'l'j* j1 motor vehicles 

acts or nineteen hundred and rourteen, prohibiting the opera- in town of 
tion of motor vehicles in the town of Nantucket, is hereby permiued* 
repealed. 

Section 2. This act shall, within three months after its To be sub- 
passage, be submitted to the voters of the town of Nantucket TOters, etc. 
at a special town meeting duly called for the purpose, and 
shall take effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the 
voters voting thereon. The vote shall be taken in the form 
of the following question : — " Shall an act passed by the 
General Court in the year nineteen hundred and 
eighteen to permit the operation of motor vehicles 
in the town of Nantucket be accepted?" 

The vote shall be taken by the Australian ballot, so- vote, 
called, that is to say, the said question shall be placed upon 
the official ballot as provided by law for the election of 
state and town officers, and all provisions of law for the use 
of official ballots at town elections shall apply to the said 
vote. Approved April 24, 1918. 



TES 




NO 





how taken. 



An Act to provide for indemnifying john j. o'neil for (Jfidj) ■^^'j 
LOSS sustained by him in the construction of the 

HAMPDEN COLTNTY TRAINING SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of Ha^*"den^m 
Hampden are hereby authorized to pay to John J. O'Neil of indemnify 
Holyoke such sum of money, not exceeding eight thousand for loss 
dollars, as they may deem in accordance with the public ^*^*^"^® • 
interest, for the discharge of an obligation of the county on 
account of losses sustained by the said O'Neil in performing 
a contract for the construction of a training school building 
at Agawam in said county. 

Section 2. Section two of chapter one hundred and f^\l^^ '^'^• 
twenty-two of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and amended. 
fifteen, as amended by section one of chapter one hundred 
and twenty-one of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, is hereby further amended by striking out the word 



162 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 138. 

"forty", in the fifth Hne, and substituting the word: — 
County com- fortv-eight, — SO as to read as follows: — Section 2. In 

missioners i i • i i i • i 

may issue ordcF to meet the expense incurred under this act, the county 

for construction commissioiiers of the county of Hampden are hereby au- 
schooi.'""^ thorized to borrow from time to time upon the credit of the 
county a sum not exceeding one hundred and forty-eight 
thousand dollars, and to issue the bonds or notes of the 
county therefor. The bonds or notes shall be payable in 
such annual payments, beginning not more than one year 
after the date of each loan, as will extinguish each loan 
within twenty years from its date, and the amount of such 
annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be less 
than the amount of the principal of the loan payable in any 
subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes 
shall 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 county and countersigned by a majority of 
the county commissioners. The county may sell the said 
securities at public or private sale, upon such terms and 
conditions as the county commissioners may deem proper, 
but they shall not be sold for less than their par value, and 
the proceeds shall be used only for the purposes herein 
specified. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 24, 1918. 



[1916, 292, Spec; 1917, 352, Spec] 

C/iaT?. 138 An Act authorizing the fore river shipbuilding cor- 
poration TO sell and con\^ey its private railroad to 

ANY domestic RAILROAD CORPORATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

IhPb^iWi'n Section 1. The Fore River Shipbuilding Corporation, 

Corporation or its succcssors or assigus, may sell and convey to any 

private rail- railroad corporation now or hereafter organized under the 

domestic"raii- laws of this commouwcalth the private railroad maintained 

road corpora- ^^^ operated by it between the line of the New York, New 

Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, at a point in that 

part of the town of Braintree known as East Braintree, and 

the property of the Fore River Shipbuilding Corporation in 

the city of Quincy. Any railroad corporation which purchases 

the said private railroad may, subject to all general and 



Special Acts, 1918. —- Chaps. 139, 140. 163 

special laws now or hereafter in force applicable to such 
railroad corporation, except as provided in section three, 
maintain and operate the railroad as now located and con- 
structed with such additional tracks and other facilities as 
from time to time may be necessary. 

Section 2. The Fore River Shipbuilding Corporation, or May acquire 
any other corporation which shall own or operate the plant of purchasing 
of the Fore River Shipbuilding Corporation at Quincy, may corporation. 
acquire and hold the whole or any part of the capital stock 
of any railroad corporation purchasing said private railroad, 
and after such acquisition shall have all the rights and 
privileges and shall be subject to all the liabilities of a stock- 
holder of such corporation. 

Section 3. If it shall become expedient and necessary Expense of 
to abolish the crossings at grade of said railroad the full grade crossings. 
expense of the same shall be paid by the company owning 
said railroad. 

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

Approved April 24, 1918. 

An Act to make further provision for stimulating the ChavA^^ 
production and conservation of food products. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There shall be allowed and paid out of the Additional 

» , , , / J. appropriation 

treasury or the commonwealth a sum not exceedmg one for stimulating 
hundred thousand dollars, to be expended under the direction etc.. of food 
of the governor and council for the purpose of promoting ^° "*'*^' 
and stimulating the production and conservation of food 
products, and for like purposes growing out of the present 
war emergency, the same to be in addition to the amount 
authorized by chapter sixty-three of the Special Acts of the 
present year. 

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

Approved April 24, 1918. 

An Act making an appropriation for the control, (7/iaT).140 
suppression and treatment of venereal diseases. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars Appropriation 
is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the etc.?o" venereal 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to be expended ^'^'''^^^- 



164 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 141, 142, 143. 



by the state department of health, subject to the approval 
of the governor and council, for the control, suppression and 
treatment of venereal diseases. 

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

Approved April 24, 1918. 



Chap AAA. An Act to validate the election of the board of 

ASSESSORS IN THE TOWN OF TEMPLETON. 



Election of 

assessors in 
town of 
Templeton 
validated. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The election of the board of assessors in the town of 
Templeton held on the fourth day of March, nineteen hun- 
dred and eighteen, is hereby confirmed and made valid to 
the same extent as if all provisions of law relating thereto 
had been complied with. Approved April 24, 1918. 



[1917, 258, Spec.) 

C/iap. 142 An Act relative to the rate of interest on certain 

SCHOOL securities OF THE TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., cw follows: 

Section 1. Bonds or notes of the town of Framingham 
hereafter issued under the provisions of chapter two hundred 
and fifty-eight of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and 
seventeen shall bear interest at a rate to be determined by 
its treasurer and approved by a majority of its board of 
selectmen. 

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

Approved April 26, 1918. 



Town treas- 
urer of 
Framingham 
to determine 
rate of interest 
on certain 
school securi- 
ties, etc. 



(1917, 295, Spec] 

Chap.lA2t An Act relative to the rate of interest on certain 

securities to be issued by the city of BROCKTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Bonds or notes hereafter issued by the city 
of Brockton under the provisions of chapter two hundred 
and ninety-five of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and 
seventeen shall bear such rate of interest as the treasurer of 
the city with the approval of the mayor shall fix. 

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

Approved April 26, 1918. 



City treasurer 
of Brockton 
to fix rate of 
interest on 
certain 
securities, etc. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 144, 145, 146. 165 



An Act to ascertain the opinion of the voters of the Chap. 14:4: 

TOWN OF WAKEFIELD AS TO MAKING THE TOWN A CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ folloios: 

At the state election in the current year there shall be ^'^^^^^''^^^^ 

printed on the official ballot for the town of | 1 1 submitted to 

Wakefield the following question: "Do you wakefieid. 



favor a city charter for the town of Wakefield?" 

Approved April 26, 1918. 

[1824, 37.] 

An Act to change the name of the first universalist C/iap. 145 

SOCIETY in the TOWN OF HAVERHILL AND TO PERMIT IT 
TO HOLD ADDITIONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The name of the First Universalist Society Name changed. 
in the town of Haverhill, incorporated by chapter thirty- 
seven of the acts of eighteen hundred and twenty-four, is 
hereby changed to the First Universalist Church in the City 
of Haverhill. 

Section 2. Said chapter thirty-seven is hereby amended amended^ ^' 
by striking out section two and substituting the following: 
— Section 2. The said church shall be capable in law to May hold real 
purchase, hold and dispose of any estate, real or personal, for estatere^ta"^ 
the use of said church: provided, the annual income thereof Proviso, 
shall not exceed, at any time, the value of ten thousand 
dollars. Approved April 26, 1918. 

An Act making an additional appropriation for the Chm).\4Q 
maintenance and care of the state house. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding three thousand dollars Additional 
is hereby appropriated to be paid out of the treasury of the for main- 

1,1 p .1 1- /I* 11 tenance and 

commonwealth irom the ordinary revenue, to be expended care of state 
under the direction of the sergeant-at-arms, for the mainte- ^°^*'' 
nance and care of the state house, said sum to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the same purpose. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 1, 1918. 



166 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 147, 148, 149. 



Boston Sunday 
Evangelistic 
Committee, 
Inc., dissolved. 



Chap. 147 An Act to dissolve the boston suistday evangelistic 

COMMITTEE, INC, 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 

Section 1. The Boston Sunday Evangelistic Committee, 
Inc., incorporated under chapter one hundred and twenty- 
five of the Revised Laws, is hereby dissolved, subject, how- 
ever, to the provisions of chapter one hundred and nine of 
the Special Acts of the current year. 

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

Approved May 2, 1918. 

Chap.\4:S 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 appro- 
priated to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth, 
from the ordinary revenue, for the expenses of the constitu- 
tional convention, held under authority of chapter ninety- 
eight of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
and to be re-convened during the present year:^ — ^ for the 
compensation of members, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
and sixty thousand dollars; for the compensation of members 
for mileage, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dol* 
lars; for such other expenses, subject to the approval of 
the governor and council, as shall be deemed proper, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-three thousand seven hundred and 
fifty dollars. 

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

Approved May 2, WIS. 

Chap. 14Q An Act making appropriations for the production and 

CONSERVATION OF FOOD PRODUCTS, FOR THE PURCHASE OF 
FARM MACHINERY AND FOR 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 common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue unless otherwise specified, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and eighteen, to wit: — 



Appropriations, 

constitutional 

convention. 



Members' 
compensation. 



Other expenses. 



Appropriations, 
miscellaneous 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 149. 167 

For the trustees for former troop C, first squadron of fi°™quad?on^' 
Massachusetts cavalry, the sum of nine hundred thirty-one ^^aky^"^®"^ 
dollars and thirty-nine cents, as authorized by chapter thirty 
of the resolves of the present year. 

For compensating certain persons for the loss of horses Compensation 
hired by the militia in June, nineteen hundred and sixteen, horses. 
the sum of forty-seven hundred and fifty dollars, as au- 
thorized bj' chapter thirty-two of the resolves of the present 
year. 

For Nicholas B. Lake, a sum not exceeding five hundred Lake"'*^^' 
four dollars and twenty-five cents, as authorized by chapter 
thirty-three of the resolves of the present year. 

For expenses in connection with ascertaining the cost of a Mystic lakes. 
sewerage system to prevent the pollution of Mystic lakes, a 
sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, as authorized by 
chapter thirty-four of the resolves of the present year. 

For the purpose of promoting and stimulating the produc- Production and 

i.-npit, , J' conservation of 

tion and conservation or lood products, a sum not exceeding food products. 
two hundred thousand dollars, as authorized by chapter 
sixty-three of the Special Acts of the present year. 

For the purchase of farm machinery and lease of the same Purchase of 
for the use of farmers, a sum not exceeding one hundred machinery, 
thousand dollars, as authorized by chapter ninety of the 
General Acts of the present year. 

For certificates of honor to Massachusetts soldiers who Certificates of 
served on the Mexican border, a sum not exceeding sixteen Massachusetts 
hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter ninety-four of the ^**^^''^'^^- 
General Acts of the present year. 

For Ellen F. Cody of Salem, a sum not exceeding three EiienF.Codyof 
hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter thirty-five of the ^^™' 
resolves of the present year. 

For certain expenses in the office of the national guard °®fon°i g^^rd 
property and disbursing officer, a sum not exceeding eighteen gj^^^gj^g"'^ 
hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter thirty-six of the officer. 
resolves of the present year. 

To reimburse the city of Northampton for the main- Reimbursing 
tenance and support of Smith's Agricultural School and ampton for 
Northampton School of Industries, the sum of ten thousand "ertain^ch^k. 
six hundred ninety-seven dollars and sixteen cents, as au- 
thorized by chapter thirty-seven of the resolves of the pres- 
ent year. 

For The Norwood Morris Plan Company, the sum of J^^^,f^%l^^ 
ninety dollars, as authorized by chapter thirty-eight of the company. 
resolves of the present year. 



168 Special Acts, 1918.— Chaps. 150, 151. 

mounta?"state ^^F the puTchase of land adjoining the Wachusett mountain 
reservation land state reservation, the sum of eight hundred dollars, as au- 

purcnase. . , , . , 

thorized by chapter thirty-nine of the resolves of the present 
year. 
Alice J. Por Alice J. Cropper, widow of J. Walter Cropper, the 

Cropper. r^r^ ^ ^ t^ir ^ 

sum of five hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter forty 
of the resolves of the present year, being an extension of 
chapter ninety of the resolves of nineteen hundred and 
thirteen. 

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

Approved May 3, 1918. 

[1911, 144.] 

Chap. 150 An Act relative to the compensation of reserve 

POLICE OFFICERS IN THE CITY OF REVERE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 
Compensation Section 1. The mcmbcrs of the reserve police force of 

reserve police \ 

officers in \\^q city of Rcvcrc shall when on duty be paid by the city 

such compensation as the mayor and municipal council may 
approve. 

1911, i«, § 4, Section 2. Section four of chapter one hundred and 
forty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven is 
hereby repealed. Approved May 3, 1918. 

Chap. 151 An Act establishing smith's agricultural school. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

am^tonma"^^" Section 1. The city of Northampton is hereby author- 
estabiish jged througli Smith's Agricultural School and Northampton 

cultural School, School of Industries, heretofore established in and by the 
said city, to carry out the provisions of the will of Qliver 
Smith, late of Hatfield, relative to the establishment of 
Smith's Agricultural School, which provisions were duly 
accepted by vote of the town of Northampton passed on the 
thirtieth day of October in the year eighteen hundred and 
forty-seven, and to appropriate money for the support and 
maintenance of the said school, which shall hereafter be 
called Smith's Agricultural School, 
fnt^^'i^tron Section 2. The city of Northampton shall annually at 

etc- ' ' its city election elect by ballot, as provided in said will, three 

superintendents who shall have the powers of a local board 
of trustees as provided in section four of chapter four hun- 
dred and seventy-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 152, 153. 169 

eleven. The election of superintendents heretofore made is J^^°™g®J" ''^^''*'°" 
ratified and confirmed. 

Section 3. In computing the net maintenance sum for Computation 
the said school for purposes of state reimbursement under reimbursement. 
clause one of section nine of said chapter four hundred and 
seventy-one, there shall be added to the sum raised by local 
taxation the sum annually received by the city of North- 
ampton from the Smith charities and expended for the 
maintenance of the school. 

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

Approved May 10, 1918. 



An Act to authorize the town of sharon to invest in Chap. 152 

LIBERTY LOAN BONDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Sharon by its treasurer, with Ihrronmay 
the approval of the selectmen, is hereby authorized to invest {"""^^^j^J^^'^'"*^ 
a sum not to exceed three thousand dollars in liberty loan 
bonds issued by the United States government in the year 
nineteen hundred and eighteen. 

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

Approved May 14, 1918. 

[1897,527; 1899,141; 1900,150; 1901,111; 1907,556; 1912,707; 1915, 279, Spec] 

An Act extending the time within which the boston, Chap.l^S 

QUINCY AND FALL RIVER BICYCLE RAILWAY COMPANY 
SHALL CONSTRUCT A PART OF ITS RAILWAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter two hundred and seventy-nine of l^/^jj^gnded 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen is hereby 
amended by striking out the word "eighteen", in the seventh 
line, and substituting the word : — twenty-one, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 1. The time within which twenty Time extended 
miles of the railway of the Boston, Quincy and Fall River Qu'i'nc'ya^d'FiUi 
Bicycle Railway Company shall be built, in accordance with RlJiw^'.'^etc 
the provisions of chapter seven hundred and seven of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, and preceding 
acts, is hereby extended until the twenty-fifth day of June, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-one, with all the rights and 
privileges pertaining to the said railway company. 

Approved May I4, 1918. 



170 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 154, 155. 



Chap. 154: An Act relative to the employment of george good- 
fellow IN the service of certain cities and TO^\^^S. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 

Section 1. George Goodfellow, formerly in the employ 
of the Boston transit commission, shall be entitled to enter 
the labor service of any city or town in the metropolitan 
district without examination, notwithstanding any restric- 
tion in the civil service laws or regulations. 

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

Approved May 15, 1918. 



George Good- 
fellow, employ- 
ment without 
civil service 
examination. 



Time extended 
to revise assess- 
ments on 
account of 
widening, etc., 
Plea.sant 
street, Boston. 



Repayment of 

excessive 

assessments. 



[1911, 591; 1916, 153, Spec; 1917, 186, Spec] 

Chap. 156 An Act to extend the time for the revision of the 
pleasant street assessments in the city of boston 
and to provide for jury trials thereon. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The time within which the city of Boston, 
through its board of street commissioners, may revise and 
correct betterment assessments made on account of the 
widening, relocation, and construction of Pleasant street, 
now Broadway, between Washington street and Eliot street, 
is hereby extended to one year after the passage of this act. 

Section 2. The said board may by its certificate au- 
thorize the treasurer of the city to repay the excess of any 
amounts paid on account of said assessments over and above 
the amounts determined as the revised or corrected assess- 
ments as aforesaid, and said amounts in excess shall be re- 
paid by the treasurer from the appropriations made by the 
city for the construction of highways to the persons for 
whom payment was made or to their legal representatives. 

Section 3. In case any assessment revised or corrected 
as aforesaid is paid only in part, or is paid under protest, 
and a suit for recovery of the amount paid, brought by the 
assessed owner within three months after the payment, is 
pending, or in case any assessed owner is aggrieved by the 
failure of the street commissioners to revise or correct his 
assessment, such owner may, on such notice as the court 
shall order, have the amount of the assessment determined 
by a jury at the bar of the superior court for the county of 
Suffolk on a petition filed in the office of the clerk of said 
court within one year after the passage of this act. The 



Persons 
aggrieved by 
assessments 
may have jury 
trial. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 156, 157. 171 

provisions of section six of chapter three hundred and ninety- Certain 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and six shall, so far as law to apply. 
applicable, apply to petitions for jury trials brought under 
this act, except that any judgment against the city of Boston 
secured hereunder shall be paid by the treasurer of the city 
out of the appropriations made for the construction of 
highways. 

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

Approved May 15, 1918. 

An Act extending the civil service laws to the school CJiavAbQ 

ATTENDANCE OFFICER OF WATERTOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The civil service laws and the rules and regu- School 
lations made thereunder shall apply to the attendance officer of water- 
officer of the public schools of Watertown. un'der wTiLerv- 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of J^^i^egyj^ 
said town at the next municipal election, and if accepted by mitted to 
a majority of the voters voting thereon shall thereupon take 
effect, but not otherwise. Approved May 15, 1918. 

[1907, 111.) 

An Act relative to printing the proceedings of the QfiavAbl 

ANNUAL encampment OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHU- 
SETTS, GRAND ARAFT OF THE REPUBLIC. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter one hundred and ^ended.^^' 
eleven of the acts of nineteen hundred and seven is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "copy", in the second 
line, the words: — , including portraits of department officers 
and staff and of the executive committee of the national 
encampment, — so as to read as follows : — Section 2. The Proceedings of 

, 111 II -i-'i 'ij' the annual 

secretary shall annually cause copies or said copy, including encampment. 
portraits of department officers and staff and of the executive uiTRLpubifc?^ 
committee of the national encampment, to be printed and 
bound; and shall cause one printed and bound copy to be 
sent to each city library, town library, and post of the 
Grand Army of the Republic in the commonwealth, and 
shall cause the other copies to be distributed as the annual 
report of the secretary of the commonwealth is distributed. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 21, 1918. 



172 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 158, 159. 



Chap. 158 An Act relative to the promotion of call men in the 

FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF MARLBOROUGH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There shall be submitted to the voters of the 
city of Marlborough at the next state election the following 
question to be placed on the official ballot: — Shall chapter 
four hundred and eighty-seven of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and thirteen, entitled "An Act relative 
to the promotion of call men in the fire depart- 
ments of cities and towns", be accepted by 
this city? 

Section 2. If a majority of the votes cast thereon at 
said election are in the affirmative, the provisions of said 
chapter four hundred and eighty-seven and amendments 
thereof shall thereupon take effect in said city, but not 
otherwise. Approved May 21, 1918. 



City of 

Marlborough to 
vote upon 
acceptance of 
act to promote 
call men in fire 
department. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



YES 



(Boston Elevated Ry. Co., 1894, 548: 1897, 500; 1898, 467; 1899, 398; 1900, 258, 4.52; 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; 1917, 373. Spec; West End St. Ry. Co,, 1887, 413; 1890, 454; 1891, 385; 1893, 
81,448,481; 1896,516; 1897,500; 1899,398; 1902, 388, 483, 534; 1907, 573; 1908,551; 
1909, 383; 1910, 579; 1911, 609, 740, 741; 1912, 644; 1913, 810; 1916, 342, Spec; 1917, 
335, Spec, 373, Spec.) 

Chap. 159 An Act to provide for the public operation of the 

BOSTON ELEVATED RAILWAY COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of trustees of the Boston Elevated 
Railway Company is hereby created, to consist of five persons 
to be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent 
of the council. The persons so appointed shall be sworn 
before entering upon the performance of their duties; shall 
own no stock or other securities of the Boston Elevated 
Railway Company or of any company owned, leased or 
operated by it; shall serve for the term of ten years from the 
date when they assume the management of the company 
as hereinafter provided and until their successors are duly 
appointed and qualified, and each shall receive from the 
company as compensation for his services five thousand 
dollars annually. In case of any vacancy in said board by 
reason of death, resignation or otherwise, the governor, by 
and with the consent of the council, shall fill the vacancy. 
The board shall designate one of the trustees so appointed 



Board of 

trustees of 

Boston 

Elevated 

Railway 

Company 

created. 



Term of office. 



Vacancies, etc. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 159. 173 

to serve as chairman. Any member of the board may be 
removed for cause by the governor, with the advice and 
consent of the council. 

Said trustees shall not be considered public officers within Trustees not 
the meaning of section twenty-five of chapter five hundred public officers, 
and fourteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, but 
shall be subject in all other respects to the provisions of 
said section to the same extent as are the directors of the 
Boston Elevated Railway Company, but said section shall , 

not apply to recommendations by the governor to said 
trustees. The provisions of section one of chapter seven of ^^^-^l' ^ ^• 
the Revised Laws shall not apply to the said board. 

If the public management and operation of the railway Appointment of 
system of the Boston Elevated Railway Company shall con- lnTofe°ach\en- 
tinue beyond the original period of ten years the governor yearpenod. 
shall, with the advice and consent of the council, at the ex- 
piration of each ten-year period during the continuance of 
public management and operation, appoint five successor 
trustees to serve for a period of ten years and until their 
successors are appointed and qualified, but not exceeding the 
period of public management and operation. Said trustees 
shall assume the management and operation of the com- 
pany's property on the first day of the month next following 
their appointment and qualification. 

Section 2. Said board of trustees, hereinafter called the To manage and 
trustees, shall manage and operate the Boston Elevated Elevated Rail" 
Railway Company hereinafter called the company, and the ^tc^ ompany, 
properties owned, leased or operated by it, for a period of 
ten years, commencing on the first day of the month next 
after their appointment and qualification, and, subject to 
the provisions of this act, shall take and have possession of 
said properties in behalf of the commonwealth during the 
period of public operation, and, for the purposes of this act, 
shall, except as is otherwise provided in this act have and 
may exercise all the rights and powers of said company and 
its directors, and, upon behalf of said company, shall receive 
and disburse its income and funds. They shall have the May appoint 
right to appoint and remove in their discretion the president, certain officers. 
treasurer and clerk of the corporation, and all officers of the 
company other than the board of directors. They shall have Exclusive 
the right to regulate and fix fares, including the issue, grant- f^res, determine 
ing and withdrawal of transfers, and the imposition of charges sCTvfce*^etc. 
therefor, and shall determine the character and extent of 
the service and facilities to be furnished, and in these respects 



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Liability for 
acts of trustees, 
employees, etc. 



Quorum. 



Company and 
stockholders 
subject to 
ta.xation. 



Trustees may 
make contracts, 
issue stocks, 
etc. 

Consent of di- 
rectors of com- 
pany to certain 
contracts, etc. 



Certain 
authority and 
powers hereto- 
fore granted to 
the company, 
conferred upon 
trustees. 



their authority shall be exclusive and shall not be subject to 
the approval, control or direction of any other state board 
or commission. 

In the management and operation of the said company 
and of the properties owned, leased or operated by it, as 
authorized by this act, the trustees and their agents, servants 
and employees shall be deemed to be acting as agents of the 
company and not of the commonwealth, and the company 
shall be liable for their acts and negligence in such manage- 
ment and operation to the same extent as if they were in the 
immediate employ of the company, but said trustees shall 
not be personally liable, A majority of the board shall 
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the 
action of a majority of those present at any meeting shall be 
deemed the action of the trustees. 

Nothing herein contained shall be held to affect the right 
of the commonwealth or any subdivision thereof to tax the 
company or its stockholders in the same manner and to the 
same extent as if the company had continued to manage 
and operate its own property. 

Section 3. The trustees shall have authority to make 
contracts in the name and on behalf of, and to issue stocks, 
bonds and other evidences of indebtedness of, the company. 
No contracts for the operation or lease of any subways, 
elevated or surface lines in addition to those now owned, 
leased or operated by the company, or any extensions thereof 
beyond their present limits, shall be entered into which shall 
involve the payment of any rental or other compensation by 
the company beyond the period of public operation without 
the consent of the directors of the company, but surface 
lines may be constructed or purchased beyond the limits of 
existing surface lines after consent of the directors has been 
refused, if the trustees shall determine, after a public hearing, 
that public necessity and convenience require such con- 
struction or purchase: provided, however, that if the com- 
monwealth shall elect under the provisions of section twelve 
to discontinue the public management and operation of the 
company's property, no such surface lines shall thereafter 
be constructed or purchased without such consent. 

All the authority heretofore granted to the company to 
accept the provisions of section five of Part I of chapter 
seven hundred and forty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and eleven, as amended by chapter two hundred and ninety- 
seven of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen, is 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 159. 175 

hereby conferred upon the trustees during the term of pubHc 
operation, and the trustees shall have all powers which the 
company now has to enter into a contract under the pro- 
visions of chapter three hundred and forty-two of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen; and upon the accept- 
ance of such contract, any and all powers and obligations 
granted to and imposed upon any and all boards and mu- 
nicipalities by said act, had the company accepted the 
contract, shall thereby be extended, revived and restored, 
so that such contract shall have the same force and effect as 
if the company had accepted it. The trustees shall cause to Payment of 
be paid all amounts which may from time to time become df^dendl 
due from the company, and shall declare dividends at the 
appointed times upon the preferred and common stock of 
the company, and provide for the payment of the same. 

Section 4. The stockholders of the company shall, as Board of 
heretofore, elect a board of directors which shall, however, eiectioiT' 
during the period of public operation, have no control over '^"*'^' ^*'=- 
the management and operation of the street railway system, 
but its duties shall be confined to maintaining the corporate 
organization, protecting the interests of the corporation so 
far as necessary, and taking such action from time to time 
as may be deemed expedient in cases, if any, where the 
trustees cannot act in its place. The by-laws of the company Modification 
shall be modified, as far as may be necessary, to conform to ° y-^""® 
the provisions of this act. 

By its acceptance of this act, the company and the stock- stockholders 
holders and directors thereof shall be deemed to have assented shall bf''*"'^^ 
to and authorized all issues of stock, bonds and other evi- futSfrfz^^'"'"' 
dences of indebtedness which the trustees may find necessary ^tcTby trustesi. 
or advisable during the period of public operation, or which 
may be required during the period of public operation to 
carry out any existing or future obligations of the company; 
but, notwithstanding such assent and authorization, the 
stockholders and directors shall from time to time take 
such action with respect thereto as may be requested by 
the trustees. 

Such sum as may be deemed reasonable shall be allowed bmrd^oT^*^ 
to the board of directors each year bv the trustees to provide directors for 

Of • PI "^ ••(>i performance of 

tor the mamtenance or the corporate organization or the its duties, etc. 
company and the performance of such duties as may be 
necessary by the company and the directors. 

Section 5. The Boston Elevated Railway Company issue of new 
shall, prior to or at the time of its acceptance of this act, ^^^'^"^ ®*°'^ ■ 



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Approval of 
stockholders 
required, etc. 



Approval of 
public service 
commission 
not required. 



Reserve fund, 
etc. 



Payment of 
subscriptions 
to stock. 



Interest. 



Trustees to fix 
such rates of 
fare as will in- 
sure sufficient 
income to meet 
cost of service. 



provide for raising three million dollars in cash by the issue 
of preferred stock at not less than the par value which shall 
be one hundred dollars per share. Such preferred stock shall 
be subject to the preferred stock authorized to be issued 
upon the acquisition of the West End Street Railway Com- 
pany by chapter seven hundred and forty of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and eleven. Such preferred stock shall be 
issued only with the approval of the holders of a majority of 
the entire capital stock of the company outstanding given 
at a meeting called for the purpose, shall be entitled to such 
cumulative, preferential dividends, not exceeding seven per 
cent per annum, and to such preferences in liquidation, as 
the stockholders may determine, and shall be subject to re- 
tirement at the request of the trustees or after the period of 
public operation by the company at one hundred and five 
dollars per share and accrued dividends. The issue of said 
stock shall not require the approval of the public service 
commission, but if the remaining sections of this act fail to 
take effect as provided in section eighteen, such issue and 
the subscription thereto shall be null and void. 

One million dollars shall be set aside as a reserve fund to 
be used only for the purposes hereinafter specified, and the 
remaining two million dollars shall be subject to the dis- 
position of the trustees to pay for the cost of additions and 
improvements to the company's property. 

Payment of not less than thirty per cent of the sub- 
scription to such new preferred stock shall be made upon 
subscription, and the balance shall be callable in instalments 
from time to time by the trustees as in their judgment the 
money may be needed. Interest shall be payable upon the 
amounts paid in upon the said subscriptions at the same rate 
fixed for dividends upon the preferred stock. Such new pre- 
ferred stock shall be offered for subscription pro rata to the 
stockholders of the company at not less than par, and the 
provisions of sections one hundred and eleven and one hun- 
dred and twelve of Part III of chapter four hundred and 
sixty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and six, and of 
chapter six hundred and thirty-six of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and eight shall not apply to the issue or disposition 
of such stock. 

Section 6. The trustees shall from time to time, in the 
manner hereinafter provided, fix such rates of fare as will 
reasonably insure sufficient income to meet the cost of the 
service, which shall include operating expenses, taxes, rentals, 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 159. 177 

interest on all indebtedness, such allowance as they may 
deem necessary or advisable, for depreciation of property 
and for obsolescence and losses in respect to property sold, 
destroyed, or abandoned, all other expenditures and charges 
which under the laws of the commonwealth now or hereafter 
in effect may be properly chargeable against income or 
surplus, fixed dividends on all preferred stock of the com- 
pany from time to time outstanding, and dividends on the 
common stock of the company from time to time outstanding 
at the rate of five per cent per annum on the par value 
thereof during the first two years, five and one half per cent 
per annum on the par value thereof during the next two 
years and six per cent per annum on the par value thereof 
during the balance of the period of public operation. Divi- DivWends 
dends upon the common shares shall be payable quarterly, common stock. 
but no dividends shall be paid upon such common shares in 
excess of the rates herein specified. The first payment shall 
be made at the expiration of six months from the commence- 
ment of public operation, and the total of the first three 
quarterly dividend payments shall be five per cent on the 
par value of the common stock. 

Section 7. The trustees shall, within sixty days after Adoption of 
their appointment and qualification, fix and put in operation of fare"* ^^'^ ^ 
rates of fare which in their judgment will produce sufficient 
income to meet the cost of the service as defined in section 
six, and within sixty days thereafter shall adopt and publish 
a schedule of eight different grades of fare, of which four 
shall be below and four above the rate of fare first established; 
and whenever by reason of any change in the existing rate 
of fare there are less than four grades, either above or below 
the rate then in force, the trustees shall forthwith adopt and 
publish a schedule of additional grades of fare so that there 
shall always be not less than four grades of fare above and 
below the existing rate of fare. 

If at any time the trustees shall be of opinion that said maybe^^'"^" 
rates of fare or schedule should be changed, either with changed. 
regard to the method or basis upon which the fares and 
transfer privileges are established, or because the steps 
between the different grades are too small or too great, or 
for any other reason, the trustees may adopt, publish, and 
put in effect new schedules or rates of fare to take the place 
of the existing schedule or rates of fare. 

Section 8. The reserve fund shall be used only for the Reserve fund. 
purpose of making good any deficiency in income as pro- '^"'^ "^^'^- 



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Reserve fund, 
when to be used, 
etc. 



Quarterly 
increase or 
reduction of 
fares, when 
permitted, etc. 



Commonwealth 
to pay when 
reserve fund is 
insufEcient, etc. 



vided in section nine or for reimbursing the commonwealth 
as provided in sections eleven and thirteen, and until such 
use, may be invested in income-producing securities in the 
discretion of the trustees, and all income or interest received 
thereon shall be treated as part of the general income of the 
company. 

Section 9. \^Tienever the income of the company is in- 
sufficient to meet the cost of the service as herein defined, 
the reserve fund shall be used as far as necessary to make up 
such deficiency, and whenever, on the other hand, such 
income is more than sufficient to meet the cost of the service, 
the excess shall be transferred to and become a part of the 
reserve fund. - 

Section 10. If, as of the last day of June in the year 
nineteen hundred and nineteen, or the last day of any Septem- 
ber, December, March or June thereafter, the amount of the 
reserve fund shall exceed by thirty per cent or more the 
amount originally established, and during the preceding 
three months the income shall have exceeded the cost of the 
service, the trustees shall within one month thereafter put 
into effect the next lower grade of fare that has been adopted 
as provided in section seven; and if, as of any such last day 
of June, September, December or March, the amount of the 
reserve fund shall be less than seventy per cent of the amount 
originally established and during the preceding three months 
the income has been less than the cost of the service, the 
trustees shall within one month thereafter put into effect the 
next higher grade of fare, and the fare shall continue to be 
decreased or increased, as the case may be, subject to the 
same conditions, if the amount of the reserve fund is above 
or below said limits, as of such quarterly dates. In de- 
termining the amount of the reserve fund for the purposes of 
this section only there shall first be deducted therefrom any 
amounts which have been paid by the commonwealth to 
the company under the provisions of section eleven, and for 
which the commonwealth has not been reimbursed. 

Section 11. If, as of the last day of June in the year 
nineteen hundred and nineteen, or the last day of any Decem- 
ber or June thereafter, the amount remaining in the reserve 
fund shall be insufficient to meet the deficiency mentioned in 
section nine, it shall be the duty of the trustees to notify 
the treasurer and receiver general of the commonwealth of 
the amount of such deficiency, less the amount, if any, in the 
reserve fund applicable thereto, and the commonwealth 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 159. 179 

shall thereupon pay over to the company the amount so 
ascertained. Pending such pajinent it shall be the duty of bo"ro^mOTT 
the trustees to borrow such amount of money as may be etc. 
necessary to enable them to make all pa;yTiients, including 
dividend pa^inents, as they become due. If, as of the last Reimbursing 
day of any June or December thereafter during the period wealth, and dis- 
of public operation, the reserve fund shall exceed the amount cities and ° 
originally established, the trustees shall apply the excess, so *°""^^' ^**^' 
far as necessary, to reimbursing the commonwealth for any 
amounts which it may have paid to the company under the 
provisions hereof, and the commonwealth shall thereupon 
distribute the amount so received among the cities and 
towns in which the company operates, in proportion to the 
amounts which they have respectively been assessed as pro- 
vided in section fourteen. 

In order to meet any payment required of the common- Treasurer and 
wealth under the provisions of this section the treasurer and may^borfo"^'^^ 
receiver general may borrow at any time, in anticipation of payments™^^*^ 
the assessments to be levied upon the cities and towns, such 
sums of money as may be necessary to make said payments, 
and he shall repay any sums so borrowed as soon after said 
assessments are paid as is expedient. 

Section 12. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Duration of 
act, the public management and operation of the railway m'entTetc!"'*^^ 
system of the company shall continue after the expiration of 
said ten year period upon the terms and conditions herein 
specified until such time as the commonwealth shall elect to 
discontinue such public management and operation. The 
commonwealth shall have the right to terminate such public 
management and operation, either at the expiration of the 
said ten year period or at any time thereafter, by appropriate 
legislation passed not less than two years before the date 
fixed for such termination. 

Section 13. It shall be the duty of the trustees to main- Maintenance of 
tain the property of the company in good operating con- ?onfpany by 
dition and to make such provision for depreciation, obsoles- *'""^*^®®' ^'^'^• 
cence and rehabilitation, that, upon the expiration of the 
period of public management and operation, the property 
shall be in good operating condition. If the period of public Commonwealth 
management and operation expires, control of the property deficit upon ex- 
shall then revert to the company, and if at that time the pubUe"° 
reserve fund shall be less than the amount originally estab- ™^nagemeut, 
lished because the income during the period of public manage- 
ment and operation has been insufficient to pay the cost of 



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Certain cities 
and towns to be 
assessed. 



Duties and 
powers of com- 
pany upon 
termination of 
public 
management. 



Proviso. 



Agreement of 
company to sell 
to common- 
wealth, etc., its 
assets, property, 
franchises, etc. 



the service, the commonwealth shall forthwith pay over to 
the company an amount sufficient to restore it to its original 
amount; and if the amount in said reserve fund is then in 
excess of the amount originally established and any amount 
required to meet the cost of the service to the expiration of 
such period, such excess shall be paid into the treasury of 
the commonwealth and distributed among the cities and 
towns in which the company operates in the same propor- 
tions as the assessments provided for by section fourteen. 

Section 14. In case the commonwealth shall be called 
upon to pay to the trustees or the company any amount 
under the provisions of sections eleven and thirteen, such 
amount with interest or other charges incurred in borrowing 
money for the purpose shall be assessed upon the cities and 
towns in which the company operates by an addition to the 
state tax next thereafter assessed in proportion to the number 
of persons in said cities and towns using the service of the 
company at the time of said payment, said proportion to be 
determined and reported to the treasurer and receiver 
general by the trustees from computations made in their 
discretion for the purpose. 

Section 15. Upon the termination of the period of 
public management and operation, the company shall manage 
and operate the property and may fix and collect such just 
and reasonable fares as will produce an income sufficient to 
pay the reasonable cost of the service as defined in section 
six, including dividends upon the common stock from time 
to time outstanding of six per cent per annum on the par 
value thereof but no more, and may establish schedules of 
fares which shall automatically increase or decrease in the 
same manner as is authorized in the case of the trustees: 
'provided, that the commonwealth shall be under no liability 
to make any payments to the company by reason of any 
deficiencies in income accruing after the discontinuance of 
public operation. The company shall thereafter be subject 
to public regulation and supervision in such manner as may 
be determined by the general court, but such regulation and 
supervision shall not be exercised so as to reduce the income 
below the reasonable cost of the service as defined in this 
act. 

Section 16. The acceptance of this act by the Boston 
Elevated Railway Company shall constitute an agreement 
upon its part to sell to the commonwealth or any political 
subdivision thereof at any time during the period of public 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 159. 181 

management and operation its whole assets, property and 
franchises as a going concern upon the assumption by the 
commonwealth of all its outstanding indebtedness and 
liabilities and the payment of an amount in cash equal to 
the amount paid in in cash by its stockholders for stock then 
outstanding. If prior to such purchase the company shall ^ro** mT'^oT^ °' 
have acquired the property and franchises of the West End west End street 

m T-»*i /-^ 1 1 •• i> 1 Railway Com- 

btreet Kailway Company under the provisions or chapter panybycom- 
seven hundred and forty of the acts of nineteen hundred and payment^br^^ 
eleven, the cash payment shall, if the commonwealth elects ^'^^^^^^''^ 
to exercise the option herein contained, include in addition 
an amount equal to the cash which, at the time of such 
acquisition, shall have been paid in by the common stock- 
holders of the West End Street Railway Company for stock, 
plus the par value of the present preferred stock of the West 
End Street Railway Company, less any sums which may 
have been expended from the income of the special trust 
fund established by section nine of chapter seven hundred 
and forty of the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven for the 
purchase and retirement of second preferred -stock of the 
Boston Elevated Railway Company. Such purchase shall Purchase by 

IV T 1 • p 1 T-» T-11 1 -n. M /^ commonwealth 

enect a dissolution or the iJoston Elevated Railway Com- to effect 

1..1 jii •• i> ,' nPi dissolution of 

pany, subject, however, to the provisions or section nrty- company, etc. 
three of chapter one hundred and nine of the Revised Laws, 
and the commonwealth shall thereupon succeed to all the 
right, title and interest of the Boston Elevated Railway 
Company in and to the special trust fund established by 
section nine of chapter seven hundred and forty of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and eleven. 

In computing the amount of cash paid in by the stock- Cash paid in by 
holders of the West End Street Railway Company for stock, west End street 
there shall not be included any amounts paid in which have company not 
heretofore been charged off upon the accounts of the com- amouli'ts^ 
pany as shown upon the returns made to the public service charged off, 
commission. 

Cash paid to the Boston Elevated Railw^ay Company for Cash paid 
stock sold to reimburse it for payments made to non-assenting Elevated Raii- 
shares of the West End Street Railway Company under the For^stocTsoldf 
provisions of section seven of chapter seven hundred and fnciudedYor*' 
forty of the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven shall not |'g"ti^n®et°c ^^^^ 
be included in the amount of cash paid in by the stock- 
holders of the Boston Elevated Railway Company for the 
purposes of this section, but no deductions shall be made in 
computing the amount of cash paid in by the stockholders of 



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Commonwealth, 
etc., may exer- 
cise power of 
eminent 
domain. 



Repeal. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Provisions of 
act, how 
construed. 



the West End Street Railway Company in respect of any 
such non-assenting shares. 

The provisions of this section shall not preclude the com- 
monwealth or any political subdivision thereof from acquiring 
the property and franchises of either the Boston Elevated 
Railway Company or the West End Street Railway Com- 
pany at any time through the exercise of the power of eminent 
domain. 

Section 17. Section ten of chapter five hundred of the 
acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, as amended by 
chapter three hundred and eighty-eight of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and eight and by Part IV of chapter three 
hundred and seventy-three of the Special Acts of nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, and all other acts and parts of acts 
which are inconsistent herewith, so far as they apply to the 
Boston Elevated Railway Company, are hereby repealed. 

Section 18. With the exception of section five, which 
shall take effect upon the passage of this act, this act shall 
take effect upon its acceptance by the holders of not less 
than a majority of all the stock of the Boston Elevated 
Railway Company and by the holders of not less than a 
majority of all the stock of the West End Street Railway 
Company, given at meetings called for the purpose, and the 
filing of certificates of acceptances with the secretary of the 
commonwealth, and the filing with the said secretary of a 
certificate, signed and sworn to by a majority of the directors 
of the Boston Elevated Railway Company, that the entire 
three million dollars of preferred stock provided for by 
section five has been subscribed for, and at least thirty per 
cent of his subscription has been paid in in cash by each 
subscriber, and that no dividends have been declared or 
paid upon the company's common stock since the passage of 
this act. 

None of the provisions of this act shall be construed to 
constitute a contract binding upon the commonwealth other 
than the provisions which define the terms and conditions 
under which, during the period of public management and 
operation, the property owned, leased or operated by the 
Boston Elevated Railway Company shall be managed and 
operated by the said trustees, and the provisions of section 
thirteen, which provisions shall constitute a contract binding 
upon the commonwealth. But if during said period of 
management and operation the trustees shall be deprived of 
the possession or control of said property by reason of any 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 160, 161. 183 

action to enforce any debt, claim or obligation which existed 
at the time the trustees took possession, the commonwealth 
shall be under no obligation to pay any sum or sums under 
this act to meet any deficiency in income accruing while the 
trustees are deprived of such possession and control. 

Approved May 22, 1918. 

[Accepted by Boston Elevated Ry. Co. June 3, 1918.) [Accepted by West End St. Ry. 
Co. June 3, 1918.] Both certificates filed with secretary of the commonwealth June 24, 
1918. [Certificate relative to subscription to preferred stock, required by section 18, 
filed June 24, 1918.] 

An Act relative to the care and maintenance of the Chav-^^^ 

OLD PROVINCIAL STATE HOUSE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and ninety-eight of amended ^^' 
the acts of nineteen hundred and ten is hereby amended by 
striking out section one and substituting the following: — 
Section 1. There shall be allowed and paid annually out of ma^inte"n1ince of 
the treasurv of the commonwealth the sum of fifteen hun- old provincial 

iiiii' 1 11 1 1 T • i>i state house. 

dred dollars, to be expended under the direction of the 
governor and council, for the care and maintenance of the 
old provincial state house in the city of Boston. 

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

Approved May 24, 1918. 

An Act in addition to the acts making appropriations Qhav 161 

FOR SUNDRY MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES AUTHORIZED BY 
LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropriations, 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- mrscefianeous 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, unless otherwise ®''p®"^^®- 
specified, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and eighteen, to wit : — 

For the town of New Ashford, the sum of five hundred NewYsiford. 
forty-five dollars and ninety-five cents, as authorized by 
chapter forty-one of the resolves of the present year. 

For the town of Clarksburg, the sum of one hundred c?^ksbur 
sixty-six dollars and twenty-eight cents, as authorized by 
chapter forty-two of the resolves of the present year. 

For Mary A. Kelly of Westborough, the sum of five hun- Mary a. 
dred dollars, as authorized by chapter forty-three of the weitborough. 
resolves of the present year. 



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Heirs of 
Gustave 
Gammett and 
Lena B. 
Toppan. 



Fish and game 
exhibitions. 



Town of Savoy. 



Codi6cation of 
laws relating to 
towns. 



Examination of 
heating and 
power plants 
at state 
institutions. 



Production and 
conservation of 
food products. 



Additional 
state house 
watchmen, 
salaries. 



Board of free 
public library 
commissioners. 



State registrar 
of vital 
statistics, 
salary. 



Transfer of 
women 
inebriates to 
Norfolk state 
hospital. 



Register of 
probate and 
insolvency, 



For the heirs of Gustave Gammett and Lena B. Toppan, 
a sum not exceeding four hundred eighty-eight dollars and 
seventy-five cents, as authorized by chapter forty-four of the 
resolves of the present year. 

For exhibitions and other means of increasing public 
interest in the protection of fish and game, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars, as authorized by chapter 
forty-five of the resolves of the present year. 

For the town of Savoy, the sum of five hundred seventy- 
two dollars and seventy-nine cents, as authorized by chapter 
forty-six of the resolves of the present year. 

For expenses of a special commission to revise and codify 
the laws relating to towns, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars, as authorized by chapter forty-seven of the resolves 
of the present year. 

For expenses of an examination of the heating and power 
plants at state institutions, a sum not exceeding seven 
thousand dollars, as authorized by chapter forty-eight of the 
resolves of the present year. 

For stimulating the production and conservation of food 
products, a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, 
as authorized by chapter one hundred and thirty-nine of the 
Special Acts of the present year. 

For the salaries of six additional watchmen at the state 
house, a sum not exceeding three thousand eight hundred 
and fifty dollars, as authorized by chapter eighty-four of the 
General Acts of the present year. 

For expenses of the board of free public library commis- 
sioners, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, as 
authorized by chapter one hundred and twenty-seven of the 
General Acts of the present year, in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the same purpose. 

For the salary of the state registrar of vital statistics in 
the office of the secretary of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding seventeen hundred and fifty dollars, as provided 
for by chapter one hundred and thirty-six of the General 
Acts of the present year. 

For necessary expenses in connection with the transfer of 
women inebriates to the Norfolk state hospital, as provided 
for by chapter one hundred and thirty-nine of the General 
Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding forty-two 
hundred dollars. 

For additional clerical assistance to the register of probate 
and insolvency for the county of Norfolk, a sum not ex- 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 161. 185 

ceeding eight hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter one Norfolk county, 
hundred and forty of the General Acts of the present year. Lsistance. 
For the further improvement and development of the port improvement 

^ f ,1 -IIP 3,nd develop- 

of Boston and to meet expenses tor the same, as provided tor ment of port of 
by chapter one hundred and forty-three of the General Acts 
of the present year, there may be expended a sum not ex- 
ceeding one million seven hundred seventy-eight thousand 
three hundred and forty-two dollars from the receipts from 
the sales of land and other property or received from the 
operation of property within its control and so much as 
may be necessary from the principal of the Harbor Compen- 
sation Fund and any other balance necessary not exceeding 
forty thousand dollars from the treasury of the common- 
wealth. 

For the salary of Charles W. Levi, the sum of two hundred Levf^TaiMy 
sixty-two dollars and ninety cents, as authorized by chapter 
one hundred and fifty-eight of the General Acts of the 
present year. 

For clerical services for the register of probate and insol- ^^olllt^and 
\'ency for the county of Suffolk, a sum not exceeding four insolvency.^ 
hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter one hundred and clerical services'. 
sixty-one of the General Acts of the present year, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the same purpose. 

To provide for the construction of fish ways on the Merri- ^3°^ wa"s on° °^ 
mack river at Lawrence and Lowell, a sum not exceeding Merrimack 
ten thousand dollars, as authorized by chapter one hundred 
and seventy-four of the General Acts of the present year. 

For retired justices of the superior court, a sum not ex- Retired justices 
ceeding twenty-four hundred dollars, the same to be in court"'"°'^ 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
same purpose. 

For personal services of assistants, clerks, stenographers Tax 

1,1 ., • J^ ' J.J*** i? commissioner, 

and other necessary assistance m the income tax division ot income tax 
the tax commissioner's department, a sum not exceeding '^''^'s'°"- 
ten thousand dollars, in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the same purpose. 

For personal services and expenses for auditing and in- Auditing and 
stalling municipal accounts, the cost of which is to be assessed municipal 
upon the municipalities for which the work is done, a sum '"^^^^^^s- 
not exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars, to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the same purpose. 

For the purchase of books, forms or other articles to supply Purchase of 

... ,, . 1*1 ,• J 1 I books, etc., for 

Cities and towns in which accounting systems liave been cities and 



186 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 161. 



towns having 
certain 
acoounting 
systems. 

Auditor of the 
commonwealth, 
clerical 
assistance. 



Advertising 

legislative 

hearings. 



Payment of 
claims on 
account of 
death of certain 
firemen. 



Department of 
naval militia. 



Department of 
treasurer and 
receiver general 



Trustees of 
hospitals for 
consumptives. 



installed by the bureau of statistics in accordance with the 
law and for which the commonwealth will be reimbursed, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For additional clerical assistance in the department of the 
auditor of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars, for the purpose of making certain read- 
justments in the salaries of employees and to provide for 
additional clerical assistance necessitated by the large 
increase of work in the office, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the same purpose. 

For expenses of advertising hearings of committees of the 
present general court, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the same purpose. 

For the payment of such claims as may arise in conse- 
quence of the death of firemen belonging to regularly organ- 
ized fire departments 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 fire depart- 
ment, who are killed or who die from injuries received while 
in the discharge of their duties at fires, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the same purpose. 

For clerical assistance in the department of the naval 
militia, as authorized by chapter one hundred and twenty- 
eight of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eight hundred dollars, the same- to be transferred 
from the appropriation for personal services of the adjutant 
general, his office assistants and employees as made by 
chapter one hundred and eleven of the Special Acts of the 
present year. 

For services of employees in the department of the treas- 
urer and receiver general holding positions established by 
statute, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any appropriation heretofore made for 
the same purpose. 

For personal services of the secretary, stenographers, 
clerk and other assistants assigned to the office in the state 
house of the trustees of hospitals for consumptives, a sum 
not exceeding four hundred and seventy dollars, the same 
to be transferred from the appropriation made by chapter 
one hundred and six of the Special Acts of the present year 
for personal services of director, district health officers and 
other assistants in the state department of health. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 162. 187 

For personal services of officers and employees of the state board of 
division of adult poor under the control of the state board of division of adult 
charity, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars, the ^°°'^' 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the same purpose. 

For personal services of officers and employees in the state board of 

... i^ *y charity 

division of minor wards under control of the state board of division of 
charity, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, the same ™'"°''^^'' ^• 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the same purpose. 

For the maintenance of the North Reading state sana- North Reading 
torium, subject to the approval of the trustees of hospitals gan^atorium. 
for consumptives, a sum not exceeding four thousand one 
hundred thirty-three dollars and sixty-five cents, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore authorized for 
the same purpose. 

For expenses not otherwise provided for in connection Military 
with military matters and accounts, a sum not exceeding ^counts^" 
ten thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the same purpose. 

To provide for repairs and improvements at certain state Repairs and 
institutions, as specified in and authorized by chapter fifty aTcertll^state 
of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding institutions. 
eight hundred forty-four thousand and thirty-five dollars. 

For personal services of the commissioner, deputy, agents, commissioner 
clerks and other assistants of the commissioner of state aid penlioL^* 
and pensions, a sum not exceeding seven thousand five 
hundred and ninety-five dollars; and for travelling expenses, 
a sum not exceeding sixteen hundred dollars; as authorized 
by chapter one hundred and sixty-four of the General Acts 
of the present year, the same to be in addition to any amounts 
heretofore appropriated for the same purpose. 

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

Approved May 24, WIS. 

[1917, 287, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the town of sturbridge to in- Q]iq^ \Q2 
CUR additional indebtedness for water supply pur- 
poses. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section five of chapter two hundred and js'^- 2S7 (S), 

•iA p • 111 i'' iimsnocd. 

eighty-seven of the Special Acts oi nmeteen hundred and 
seventeen is hereby amended by striking out the word 
"forty-five", in the fifth line, and substituting the word: — 



188 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 163. 

seventy-five, — and by striking out the words "at a rate 
not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum", in 
the ninth and tenth hnes, and substituting the words: — at 
such rates as may be determined upon by the treasurer, with 
the approval of the commissioners, — so as to read as fol- 
Town^of ^ lows: — Section 5. Said town, for the purpose of paying 
Water Loan, the ncccssary expenses and liabihties incurred, and to be 
incurred, under the provisions of this act, may issue from 
time to time bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding 
seventy-five thousand dollars. Such bonds or notes shall 
bear on their face the words. Town of 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 such rates as 
may be determined upon by the treasurer, with the approval 
of the commissioners; 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 they shall not be sold 
for less than their par value. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 24, 1918. 

[1872,345; 1873,75; 1874,208,243; 1879,147; 1880,30; 1888,136; 1889,368; 1890,303; 1891, 
152; 1902, 242; 1906, 317; 1910, 486, § 2; 1912, 607; 1913, 462, 765, § 3.] 

C/iap.l63 An Act authorizing the city of springfield to gener- 
ate ELECTRICITY BY MEANS OF ITS WATER SYSTEM AND 
TO USE OR SELL THE SAME. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

City of Spring- SECTION 1. The city of Springfield, acting by its board 
Kenerate of watcr commissioncrs, may utilize the fall of water on any 

LcanToHts^ part of its water system as the same now is or may hereafter 
anrf usror^^ii bccome for the purpose of producing power or of generating 
electricity, and may transmit such power or electricity by 
wires or other suitable means, or may use the same itself, 
with the same rights and subject to the same restrictions 
and conditions as persons or private corporations, and may 
sell the same to any city, town or corporation within the 
counties of Hampden or Hampshire lawfully engaged or 
authorized to engage therein in the transmission or sale of 
electricity or in the operation of a railroad, street railway or 
electric railroad, or to any person or corporation in any 
town in either of said counties in which there is no electric 



same. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 163. 189 

lighting plant engaged in the distribution and sale of elec- 
tricity, or to any person or corporation in any city or town 
in either of said counties in which there is such an electric 
lighting plant, provided that the city, town or corporation 
operating such plant shall consent thereto. With respect 
to the distribution by said city within its limits of electricity 
for municipal use or for the use of its inhabitants, except for 
use in its water system, the right hereby granted shall be 
subject to compliance by the city with the provisions of 
chapter seven hundred and forty-two of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, and acts in amendment thereof and 
in addition thereto. 

Section 2. The towns of Blandford and Granville shall Say%*cw 
have a prior right to purchase said electricity, in case there electricity, etc. 
is a demand for more than the total amount of electricity 
available for sale by said city, upon such terms and for such 
time, not exceeding ten years, as may be agreed upon between 
the board of water commissioners of the city and the select- 
men of the said towns, or, in the absence of agreement, as 
may be fixed by the board of gas and electric light commis- 
sioners upon the application of either party: provided, that Provisos. 
the said towns shall take such electricity through a meter 
installed by them at any power house or plant constructed 
by the city under the provisions of this act, or at any point 
on its transmission lines, as may be agreed upon between 
the board of water commissioners of the city and the select- 
men of the towns, or either of them, and, in case of failure 
so to agree, as may be determined by the board of gas and 
electric light commissioners; and 'promded, further, that said 
town or towns shall make application therefor to the board 
of water commissioners within six months after the city shall 
have given notice in writing to the towns of the date when 
it will be ready to furnish electricity under the provisions of 
this act. Such prior right may be enforced by an order of ^^^g^^^^^^^j 
the board of gas and electric light commissioners upon proper 
application therefor by the selectmen of the said towns, or 
either of them. 

Section 3. The city of Springfield, acting as aforesaid, ^^Itruc^damt' 
may take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and may "tc. 
hold, any lands, rights of way, easements and other property 
which said board may deem necessary or convenient for 
carrying out the purposes of this act or for exercising any of 
the powers conferred thereby; may construct and maintain 
dams, flumes, buildings, machinery, conduits, transmission 



190 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 163. 



Proviso. 



lines and other works and structures; may erect, lay and 
maintain wires, and carry any conduit, transmission line, 
wire or other works upon, along, under and across any 
lands, water courses, railroads, street railways, electric 
railroads, streets or other ways, or any bridges, now existing 
or hereafter constructed, but in such a manner as not un- 
necessarily to obstruct or impede travel thereon; and may 
dig up any such road or M'ay, and lay, maintain and repair 
conduits, transmission lines, wires and other works beneath 
the surface thereof, restoring any such road, or way, to a 
condition as good as the same was in when the digging was 
begun: -provided, that the city shall not enter upon, or con- 
struct or lay any conduit, transmission line, wires or other 
works within, the location of a railroad corporation, a high- 
way other than a state highway, or a state highway, except 
at such times and in such manner as it may agree upon with 
such corporation in the case of a railroad location, with the 
mayor and aldermen of cities or the selectmen of towns in 
which the highway is situated, in the case of a highway other 
than a state highway, and with the Massachusetts highway 
commission in the case of a state highway; or, in case of 
failure so to agree with the railroad corporation, as may be 
approved by the public service commission, and in case of 
failure so to agree with the mayor and aldermen or selectmen, 
as may be approved b}^ the gas and electric light commission. 

Any city or town through which said city may construct 
or maintain conduits, transmission lines, wires or other 
works as aforesaid may direct any alteration in the location 
thereof in such manner and upon such terms and conditions 
as may be agreed upon between the board of water com- 
missioners and the mayor and aldermen of cities or the 
selectmen of towns in which such works are situated, or, in 
case of failure so to agree, as may be approved by the board 
of gas and electric light commissioners. 

Section 4. The said city and its board of water com- 
missioners in carrying out the purposes of this act and in 
exercising the powers conferred hereby shall have all the 
rights and powers and shall be subject to all the obligations 
and duties conferred or imposed upon them by sections 
four, six and seven of chapter three hundred and seventeen 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and six. 

Section .5. All buildings, machinery, poles, wires and 
machinery, etc. couduits for Carrying wires, hereafter constructed, installed, 
used or appropriated for the generation or transmission of 



Alteration in 
location of 
conduits, etc. 



Certain rights 
and powers 
conferred. 



Taxation of 
buildings. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 164. 191 

electricity for sale or for the use of said city within its own 

limits, under the provisions of this act, may be valued by 

the assessors of the respective cities and towns in which 

they are situated for the purposes of taxation at the fair 

cash value thereof, and the tax thereon at the valuations so 

determined may be collected by the cities or towns within 

which the same are situated; but nothing herein contained 

shall be construed as authorizing the taxation of dams, 

reservoirs and other structures used and appropriated for 

any other purpose than the generation of electricity. The Appeal from 

city of Springfield, acting as aforesaid, within six months valuation. 

after the receipt of a bill for such taxes, may appeal from 

the valuation to the county commissioners of the county of 

Hampden or to the superior court for the said county, and 

the provisions of sections seventy-seven and seventy-eight 

of Part I of chapter four hundred and ninety of the acts of 

nineteen hundred and nine, and of any amendments thereof, 

so far as the same are applicable, shall govern such appeal. 

The city shall not be required to bring in to the assessors the 

list of property or estate required by section forty-one of 

Part I of said chapter, and the amendments thereof. 

Section 6. For the purpose of paying the necessary May issue bonds 
expenses and liabilities incurred or to be incurred under the etc. 
provisions of chapter three hundred and seventeen of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and six, as amended by chapter six 
hundred and seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
twelve, and of this act, the city of Springfield may issue 
from time to time bonds or notes to an aggregate amount of 
five hundred thousand dollars payable in not more than 
thirty years from the dates thereof, to which shall apply the 
provisions of chapter seven hundred and nineteen of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen, and the amendments 
thereof, so far as the same may be applicable. 

Approved May 24, 1918. 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay an (7/iap.l64 

ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF ALFRED L. LEIGHTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may pay a sum not ex- city of Boston 
ceeding four hundred and fifty dollars a year, in equal annuity to 
monthly instalments, to Edith E. Leighton, widow of Alfred EI^Tghton.'^'^ 
L. Leighton, so long as she remains unmarried, the said 
Alfred L. Leighton, late deputy superintendent of the Suffolk 



192 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 165. 



To be 

submitted to 
mayor and city 
council. 
Proviso. 



school for boys, having been in the service of the city for 
twenty-nine years, and his death having been caused by 
injuries received in the course of the said service. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the mayor and city council of the said city in accordance 
with the provisions of its charter, provided, that such accept- 
ance occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the 
current year. Approved May 24, 1918. 



Board of water 
commissioners 
and board of 
sewer commis- 
sioners of town 
of Manchester 
consolidated. 



[1891,95; 1907,478; 1908,451; 1912,373.] 

C/iap.l65 An Act to consolidate the board of water commis- 
sioners AND the board OF SEWER COMMISSIONERS OF 
THE TOWN OF MANCHESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of water commissioners of the 
town of Manchester, established under chapter ninety-five 
of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and the 
board of sewer commissioners of said town, established 
under chapter three hundred and seventy-three of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twelve, said boards now consisting 
of the same persons, are hereby consolidated in one board, 
to be called the board of water and sewer commissioners. 
The incumbents of the existing boards shall constitute the 
consolidated board, with their respective terms of office the 
same as those for which they were severally elected as water 
commissioners, and the town shall at each annual meeting, 
beginning in the year nineteen hundred and nineteen, elect 
a member of the board of water and sewer commissioners to 
serve for three years and until his successor is elected and 
qualified. If a vacancy shall occur in said board the town 
may at any meeting duly called for the purpose elect a 
person to fill the vacancy. 

Section 2. All the powers and duties of said board of 
water commissioners and of said board of sewer commis- 
sioners shall hereafter pertain to said board of water and 
sewer commissioners. No contracts, rights or liabilities now 
existing shall be affected by the consolidation, but the 
board of water and sewer commissioners shall in all respects 
and for all purposes be the lawful successor of the board of 
water commissioners and the board of sewer commissioners, 
respectively, 
silpenntendent, SECTION 3. Said board shall annually appoint a clerk, 
etc., appoint- and may appoint a superintendent, a registrar, and other 



Powers, duties, 
etc. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 166, 167, 168. 193 

subordinate officers or agents, and may define their duties "^'^y^^*^ 
and fix their compensation. The board may also at its 
pleasure remove such officers or agents or any of them. 
The compensation of said board shall be fixed by the town. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 

, . . a , p • 1 ijj.* mitted to the 

by a majority or the voters or said town present and voting voters of 
thereon at a meeting duly called for the purpose. 

Approved May 24, 1918. 

An Act to authorize the boulevard trust company (7/?,ap.l66 

OF BROOKLINE TO HOLD REAL ESTATE IN THE TOWN OF 
BROOKLINE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Boulevard Trust Company of Brookline, Boulevard 
incorporated under the general laws of Massachusetts, is pany of 
hereby authorized to hold real estate in the town of Brookline, hord reaTe^ate, 
suitable for the transaction of its business, to an amount not ®*^^- 
exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars. 

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

Approved Maij 28, 1918. 

An Act to revive the corporation known as the star ChapAQ7 

AMUSEMENT COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Star Amusement Company, which was starAmuse- 
dissolved by chapter one hundred and nine of the Special pany. charter 
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 efl^ect upon its passage. 

Approved May 28, 1918. 



ChapAQS 



[181B, 96; 1896, 99.] 

An Act to authorize the second society of uni 
versalists in the town of boston to hold addi 
tional property. 

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

Section 1. The Second Society of Universalists in the The second 
town of Boston, incorporated by chapter ninety-six of the u°n/versaiists 
acts of eighteen hundred and sixteen, is hereby authorized Boston mly°^ 
to receive, take, hold, manage, and improve all property prope^rty.'^it"^ 



194 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 169. 



given and bequeathed to it, and to acquire by purchase, gift, 
grant, devise, or bequest, and to hold in trust or otherwise 
any estate or property, real or personal, to an amount not 
exceeding fifteen hundred thousand dollars, exclusive of 
any meeting house and the land and buildings connected 
therewith, now or hereafter used by the said society, and to 
sell, convey, mortgage, lease, or otherwise dispose of any 
property held by it. All of said property or the income de- 
rived therefrom shall be used for the religious purposes of 
said society as set forth in its charter and for charitable and 
educational purposes; anything in said charter or in any 
law of the commonwealth to the contrary notwithstanding. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 28, 1918. 



City of Everett 
may borrow 
money to 
refund abate- 
ments on 
account of 
taxes, etc. 



C7ia7?.169 An Act to authorize the city of everett to incur 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFUNDING ABATE- 
MENTS ON ACCOUNT OF TAXES OF THE YEAR NINETEEN 
HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Everett, for the purpose of re- 
funding to the persons entitled thereto taxes paid and subse- 
quently abated and of reimbursing the city treasury for loss 
on account of tax abatements made by the board of assessors 
of said city for the year nineteen hundred and eighteen on 
account of the tax levy of the year nineteen hundred and 
seventeen, may incur indebtedness, in excess of the statutory 
limit, to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, 
and may issue bonds or notes therefor to be denominated on 
the face thereof, Everett Refunding Loan, Act of 1918. 
Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the city treasurer and 
countersigned by the mayor; shall bear interest at such rate 
as the city treasurer, with the approval of the mayor, may 
determine; and shall be payable by such annual payments, 
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 



Everett 

Refunding 

Loan, 

Act of 1918. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 170, 171. 195 

their par value, and the proceeds, except premiums, shall 
be used only for the purposes herein specified. 

Section 2. The city, at the time of authorizing said i^^r'"* °^ 
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. 

Approved May 28, 1918. 



An Act making an additional appropriation for pay Chap. 170 

FOR soldiers and SAILORS FROM THIS COMMONWEALTH 
IN THE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folio w.s: 

Section 1. The sum of one million dollars is hereby Appropriation, 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- and sailors. 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the pay of soldiers 
and sailors as provided in section one of chapter two hun- 
dred and eleven of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and 
seventeen, as affected by chapter ninety-two of the General 
Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated or raised 
for this purpose. 

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

Approved Maij 28, 1918. 

An Act to authorize the city of brockton to pay a Chap. 171 

pension to ORIN W. PACKARD. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 

Section 1 . The city of Brockton is hereby authorized g|.*Q^if/on ma 
to pay to Orin W. Packard, formerly a foreman in the em- f^'^IJo^, ^'P 
ploy of the highway department of that city, who was 
lately retired at the age of sixty-two years after twenty-one 
years' service in said department, and who is now totally 
incapacitated, an annual pension, payable monthly, equal 
to one half of the compensation which he received at the 
time of his retirement. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by the mayor and city council of the said city in accordance SLyor and city 

council. 



196 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 172. 

Proviso. -with the provisions of its charter, provided, that such accept- 

ance occurs prior to December thirty-first of the current 
year. Approved May 28, 1918. 

Chap. 172 An Act to establish the erving water district and 

TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLYING THE SAME WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted f etc., a.s foUoivs: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Erving, 
liable to taxation in said town and residing within the terri- 
tory included in voting precinct number one as now estab- 
lished and defined upon the records of the said town, shall 
constitute a water district, and are hereby made a body 
corporate under the name of Erving Water District for the 
purpose of supplying said district with water for the ex- 
tinguishment of fires and for domestic and other uses, subject 
to all general laws now or hereafter in force relating to such 
districts, except as otherwise provided herein. 

Section 2. Said district for the purpose aforesaid, may 
take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold the 
waters, or any part thereof, of any pond, stream, brook, 
spring or well within the limits of the town of Erving, of 
Long pond in the towns of Erving and Warwick, subject to 
the rights of the town of Erving under chapter one hundred 
and eighty-seven of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty- 
five, at any point in either of said towns and all waters 
connected with such sources, and may obtain water by 
means of bored, driven, artesian or other wells or galleries 
on any land within the town of Erving, and may convey the 
same through the towns of Erving and Warwick, and convey 
and distribute the same through said district: provided, 
however, that no source of water supply shall be taken without 
the consent of the state department of health. It may also 
take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, such land on and 
around the margin of said Long pond, as may be necessary 
for the preservation and purity of said waters, and may 
take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold all 
other lands, rights of way and easements necessary for the 
establishment and maintenance of its system of water 
supply, for obtaining water by means of wells or galleries as 
aforesaid, for holding, storing, purifying, protecting and pre- 
serving such waters, or for conveying the same to and through 
said district. The town may erect, drive, build and con- 
struct on the lands so acquired any wells, galleries, buildings, 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 172. 197 

fixtures, or structures and do such other things as may be 
necessary for providing and maintaining a complete and 
effective system of water works, and for that purpose may 
locate, relocate and maintain hydrants, lay and maintain 
aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works in, under or 
over or across any land, water courses, railroads, railways, 
state, public or other ways, and along such ways in the 
town of Erving, in such manner as will not unnecessarily 
obstruct the same, and may dig up, raise and embank any 
such land, highways or other ways, in such manner as to 
cause the least hindrance to public travel. All things done 
upon any street or highway shall be subject to the direction 
of the selectmen of the town of Erving, and said district 
shall not enter upon, construct or lay any conduits, pipes or 
other works within the location of any railroad corporation, 
except at such time and in such manner as it may agree 
upon with such corporation, or, in case of failure so to 
agree, as may be approved by the public service commission. 

Section 3. Said district in order to take any lands. Description of 
waters, water sources, water rights, rights of way, easements tlken, to^be 
or other property by right of eminent domain shall file and '•e«>'"«i^'i- 
cause to be recorded in the registry of deeds for the county 
of Franklin a statement containing a description as specific 
as is required in a common conveyance of land, with a 
statement that the property is taken for said district under 
the provisions of this act, and a statement of the purposes 
for which the same is taken, signed by the water commis- 
sioners hereinafter provided for, and upon such recording 
the lands, waters, water sources, water rights, easements 
and other property shall be taken by said district, and the 
title to all property taken or purchased under the provisions 
of this act shall vest in said district, and may be managed, 
controlled and improved by said board of water commis- 
sioners, 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 4. Said district shall pay all damages to property Damages, 
sustained by any person or corporation by any taking, or 
by any other thing done by said district under the authority 
of this act. Any person or corporation sustaining damages 
as aforesaid and failing to agree with said district as to the 
amount thereof may have the same assessed and determined 
in the manner provided in the case of land taken for high- 



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May furnish 
water in town 
of Wendell, 
etc. 



Erving Water 
District 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1918. 



Payment of 
loan. 



ways, by making application therefor within two years 
after such taking or after the doing of other injury under the 
authority of this act, but no such application shall be made 
after the expiration of said two j-ears. 

Section 5. The Erving Water District is hereby au- 
thorized to furnish and sell water to persons or corporations 
in the town of Wendell, and to lay and maintain water 
pipes and hydrants under and upon any public or private 
ways in the town of W^endell adjacent to and within one 
half mile of the southerly 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 of Wendell. 

Section 6. The said district, for the purpose of paying 
the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under the 
provisions of this act, may issue from time to time bonds or 
notes to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 
Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words, 
Erving Water District Water Loan, Act of 1918, shall be 
payable at the expiration of periods not exceeding thirty 
years from the respective dates of issue, shall bear such 
rates of interest as the treasurer and commissioners may de- 
termine, and shall be signed by the treasurer of the district 
and countersigned by the water commissioners hereinafter 
provided for. The district may sell the securities at public 
or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may 
deem proper, but not for less than their par value, and the 
proceeds, except premiums, shall be used only for the pur- 
poses herein specified. 

Section 7. Said district shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provide for the paj-ment thereof in accord- 
ance with the provisions of section five of chapter eighty- 
five of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen and 
all acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, in 
such a manner that any loan issued under authority of this 
act shall be paid within the period specified in section six; 
and when a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which, 
with the income derived from water rates, will be sufiicient 
to pay the annual expense of operating its water works and 
the interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as 
aforesaid by said district, and to make such pajinents on 
the principal as may be required under the provisions of 
this act shall, without further vote, be assessed on said 



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199 



district by the assessors of the town, annually thereafter, 
in the same manner as other taxes, until the debt incurred 
by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 8. Whenever a tax is duly voted by said district ^J|^f[^^"* ^""^ 
for the purposes of this act, the clerk shall send a certified of taxes. 
copy of the vote to the assessors of the town of Erving who 
shall assess the same in the same manner in all respects as 
town taxes are required by law to be assessed. The assess- 
ment shall be committed to the town collector who^ shall 
collect the tax in the manner provided for the collection of 
town taxes, and shall deposit the proceeds with the district 
treasurer for the use and benefit of the district. The district 
may collect interest on overdue taxes in the same manner 
in which interest is authorized to be collected on town 
taxes. 

Section 9. Said water commissioners may make con- May^make 
tracts with persons or corporations for supplying water and contracts, etc. 
with the town of Erving for the use of hydrants for protec- 
tion against fire; may fix and collect water rates for the use 
of water, may discontinue or shut off water for the non- 
payment of rates and for violation of the terms of any 
contract or agreement which may be made hereunder. The 
town of Erving may make contracts with said water com- 
missioners for the use of hydrants as aforesaid, and may 
appropriate money to pay for such use. 

Section 10. The first meeting of the district shall be ^^■;f^^,|^^'°J^j'^ 
called on petition of five or more legal voters residing therein, 
by a warrant from the selectmen of the town of Erving, or 
from a justice of the peace, directed to one of the petitioners 
requiring him to give notice of the meeting by posting copies 
of the warrant in two or more public places in said district 
seven days at least before the time of said meeting. One of 
the petitioners shall preside at the meeting until a clerk is 
chosen and sworn, and the clerk shall preside until a modera- 
tor for the meeting is chosen. After the choice of a moderator 
for the meeting the question of the acceptance of this act 
shall be submitted to the voters and if it shall be accepted 
by a majority vote of the voters present and voting thereon, 
it shall take effect, and the meeting may then proceed to 
act upon such other articles as may be contained in the 
warrant. 

Section 11. Said district shall, after the acceptance of ^easurerf^''"' 
this act as aforesaid, elect by ballot a district clerk and a ^^|,^';j;°"""'" 
district treasurer, who may be the same person, to hold election, term. 



200 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 172. 



May appro- 
priate money, 
etc. 



Meetings to be 
called by 
warrant. 



Assessment 
and payment 
of damages, 
jury trial, etc. 



office for the term of one year from the next annual meeting, 
and thereafter their successors shall be elected annually by 
ballot; and there shall also be elected three persons to 
constitute a board of water commissioners, and to serve, 
one for the term of three years, one for the term of two 
years and one for the term of one year from the next succeed- 
ing annual meeting. At each annual meeting thereafter one 
such commissioner shall be elected by ballot for the term of 
three years. All officers of the district shall hold office until 
their successors are elected and qualified. All the authority 
granted to said district by this act and not otherwise specifi- 
cally provided for shall be vested in said board of water com- 
missioners. Any vacancy occurring on said board from any 
cause may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term 
by said district at any legal meeting called for the purpose. 
No money shall be drawn from the district treasury except 
upon a written order of a majority of the board. Said com- 
missioners shall annually make a full report in writing to 
the district of their doings and expenditures. 

Section 12. After the acceptance of this act and the 
election of district officers as aforesaid at the first meeting 
of said district the district may raise and appropriate such 
sums of money as may be necessary to defray district charges 
until the next annual district meeting. 

Section 13". The annual district meeting shall, and any 
special meeting may, be called by a warrant signed by the 
district clerk and a majority of the board of water commis- 
sioners directed to any one of the constables of the town of 
Erving and posted in at least two public places in the district 
seven days at least before the meeting. Upon the applica- 
tion of five or more legal voters residing in the district meet- 
ings may also be called by warrant as provided in section ten. 
Said district may adopt by-laws fixing the day and hour for 
the annual meeting and for the conduct of its affairs: yro- 
vided, however, that nothing therein shall conflict with the 
provisions of this act or with the general laws relating to 
water districts. 

Section 14. In all cases of property, real or personal, 
taken by eminent domain under the authority of this act, 
the district may at any time after such taking estimate 
and award to any person or corporation injured thereby the 
damages recoverable therefor, and may offer in writing to 
pay to such person or corporation the amount of such award, 
with interest thereon as provided by law, from the date of 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 173, 174. 201 

such taking, together with taxable costs if a petition or 
other proceeding for assessment of such damages is pending. 
The person or corporation to whom or to which such offer 
is made, may reject or accept the same and acceptance 
thereof may be either in full satisfaction of all damages so 
sustained, or as a payment pro tanto without prejudice to 
any right to have said damages assessed by a jury or other 
competent tribunal. After notice of such offer, made as 
aforesaid, or payment of the amount thereof, if payment be 
made, no interest shall be recoverable, except upon such 
amount in damages as shall, upon final adjudication, be in 
excess of the amount of said offer: provided, that all taxable Proviso, 
costs accruing subsequently to said offer shall be recoverable 
by the petitioner in all cases. 

Section 15. This act shall take effect upon its passage, Time of taking 
but shall become void unless accepted by a majority vote of ^ ^*^ ' 
the voters of said district present and voting thereon at any 
legal meeting called for the purpose within three years 
from its passage. ' Approved May 28, 1918. 

An Act to authorize the town of bridgewater to pay Chap. 173 

A SUM of money to THE MOTHER OF MERTIE B. SNOW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The town of Bridgewater acting through its board of B°^ge^^ater 
selectmen is hereby authorized, without vote of the town, ^^^^^^^ 
to pay a sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars mother of 
to Mary E. Snow, mother of Mertie B. Snow, recently de- Snow. 
ceased, who for the past twenty-five years has rendered the 
town faithful service as a teacher in the public schools. 

Approved May 28, 1918. 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to reinstate (7/j^r) 174 

JOHN F. cox in the FIKB DEPARTMENT. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to city of Boston 
reinstate in the fire department John F. Cox, a former fohnf^Co^': 
member of that department. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by the mayor and the city council of said city in accordance mayor and 
with the provisions of its charter, provided, that such accept- p'^^^.j"""'^'*' 
ance occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December of the 
current year. Approved May 28, 1918. 

[Accepted June 21, 1918.] 



202 Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 175, 176. 



Chap. 17 5 An Act to authorize the county of essex to pay a 

SUM OF money to THE WIDOW OF JOHN J. CONNOR OF 
PEABODY. 

Be if enacted, etc., as follows: 
County of Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of 

Essex may pay i i i • o 

money to Esscx RFC hereby authorized to pay from the tax levy of the 

widow of John ci i-i ptit/^ 

J. Connor. county loF the current year, to the widow or John J. Connor, 
late clerk of the district court of Peabody, who died on the 
twenty-ninth day of April, nineteen hundred and eighteen, 
the remainder of the salary to which he would have been 
entitled if he had continued to live and serve as such oflBcer 
until the end of the current year. 
t^'^county w^-^ Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
missioners. by thc couuty commissioners of said county. 

Approved May 28, 1918. 

[1854,338; 1856.189; 1861,118; 1863.72; 1864,104; 1867.269; 1870.155; 1871,361; 1872,31; 
1873.196; 1874,86; 1875,97; 1876, 64, 66, 232; 1877, 81; 1878,64; 1880, 56; 1881,268; 
1882,117; 1884,145; 1889,61; 1891,151; 1892,81; 1895. 384. 455, 488, § 22; 1896.202; 
1899,380; 1900,365; 1902,351; 1911,750; 1912,281; 1913,315; 1914,47; 1915, 85. Spec.) 

C/iap. 176 An Act relative to procuring an additional water 

SUPPLY FOR THE CITY OF WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Appointment Section 1. The mayor of the city of Worcester is hereby 

to in w^tiga°e", authorizcd to appoint a commission of three members, of 

up^n*question whom ouc shall be the mayor, to investigate, consider and 

wa^er'^suppfi rcport, with the advice of the state department of health, 

\vorees^te°/. upon thc qucstiou of an additional water supply for the 

said city, and upon all questions relating to the quantity of 

water to be obtained from available sources, its quality, 

the best methods of protecting its purity, the construction, 

operation and maintenance of works for storing, conveying 

or purifying the water, the cost of the same, the damages to 

property and all other matters pertaining to the subject. 

May employ SECTION 2. Thc Said commissiou shall have power to 

o?her'S"i"st-'''"^ employ such engineering and other assistance and to incur 

ance. etc. ^^^^ expcuscs payable by said city as may be necessary for 

carrying out the provisions of this act, but not exceeding 

the sum of fifteen thousand dollars. Before incurring any 

expense the commission shall from time to time estimate 

the amounts required and shall submit the same to the 

mayor and city council of Worcester for their approval, and 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 177. 203 

no expense shall be incurred beyond the amount so esti- 
mated and approved. 

Section 3. The said commission shall report fully, with Report, to the 
plans and estimates, to the general court on or before the 
first Wednesday of January, nineteen hundred and twenty, 
together with drafts of such bills as may be necessary to 
carry out its recommendations. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Tobesubmitted 
by the city government or the city oi Worcester. ment. 

Approved May 28, 1918. 

[Accepted July 1, 1918.] 



An Act making appropriations for coal and other (7/^^r).177 

ITEMS OF MAINTENANCE FOR STATE INSTITUTIONS AND 
BOARDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for the purchase of sufficient coal ^iPPJ°Po^fand 
for certain state institutions for the period ending April other' items of 

. iiii- ^ e ••! rnaintenance 

first, nineteen hundred and nineteen, and lor certain miscel- for state 

, ., j, ., (••,■, J* IT. 1 institutions and 

laneous items oi maintenance ror institutions and boards, boards. 
the sums set forth in section two, subject to the conditions 
therein specified, are hereby appropriated from the general 
fund or ordinary revenue of the commonwealth, in addition 
to any sums heretofore appropriated, subject to the pro- 
visions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds 
and the approval thereof. 

Section 2. For the maintenance of the Lakeville state Lakeviiie state 
sanatorium, a sum not exceeding ten thousand five hundred westfieid state 
dollars; for the maintenance of the Westfieid state sana- Massachusetts 
torium, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars; for coal institutions""' 
for the Massachusetts hospital school, a sum not exceeding "," fon o^^com- 
five thousand five hundred dollars; for coal for certain mission on 

. . „ , . . mental diseases. 

institutions under the supervision of the commission on 
mental diseases, a sum not exceeding three hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars; and the said commission, with the ^ 

approval of the auditor of the commonwealth, may, from 
time to time, make transfers to the maintenance appropria- 
tions of the said institutions from time to time as needed; 
for coal for certain normal schools under the control of the Certain 
board of education, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight thou- ^°^^^ ^ 
sand dollars; and the said board, with the approval of the 
auditor of the commonwealth, may, from time to time, 



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Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 178. 



State farm. 



State prison. 

Massachusetts 
reformatory. 
Reformatory 
for women. 



Prison camp 
and hospital. 
Industrial 
school for girls. 



Industrial 
school for boys. 

Lyman school 
for boys. 



make transfers to the maintenance appropriations of said 
institutions from time to time as needed; for coal for the 
state farm, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars; 
for coal for the state prison, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars; for coal for the jMassachusetts reformatory, 
a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars; for coal for the 
reformatory for women, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars, and for other maintenance, a sum not exceeding 
eight thousand dollars; for coal for the prison camp and 
hospital, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars; for 
personal services of agents and other assistants in the division 
of girls' parole for the industrial school for girls, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars; for coal for the industrial 
school for girls, a sum not exceeding seven thousand eight 
hundred dollars, and for other maintenance, a sum not 
exceeding six thousand five hundred dollars; for coal for the 
industrial school for boys, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
five hundred dollars; for coal for the Lyman school for 
boys, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand nine hundred 
dollars, and for other maintenance, a sum not exceeding 
nineteen hundred dollars. 

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

Approved May 29, 1918. 



Chap. 17S An Act to provide for the reinstatement of jeremiah 

J. COUGHLAN AS A MEMBER OF THE POLICE FORCE OF THE 
CITY OF CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloxcs: 

Section 1. The chief of police of the city of Cambridge, 
with the approval of the mayor, may reinstate Jeremiah J. 
Coughlan as a member of the police force of the city without 
civil service examination. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the mayor and city council of the said city in accordance 
with the provisions of its charter: provided, that such accept- 
ance occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the 
current year. Approved May 29, 1918. 

[Accepted July 1. 1918.] 



Reinstatement 
of Jeremiah J. 
Coughlan as 
member of 
police force of 
Cambridge. 

To be sub- 
mitted to 
mayor and city 
council. 
Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 205 



[1918, 115, Spec] 

An Act relative to the construction, alteration, and Chap. 179 

MAINTENANCE OF BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter five hundred and fifty of the acts of amended. ^ ^' 
nineteen hundred and seven is hereby amended by striking 
out section eight and substituting the following: — Section city of Boston, 
8. — Permits. — Before a permit is granted to erect any ere™bliidings, 
building except temporary buildings or buildings of minor ^''''• 
importance, there shall be submitted to the commissioner 
such further drawings, strain sheets, and description as will 
clearly show the entire construction, assumptions, calcula- 
tions of stresses and all other structural details. Such de- 
tails shall be in the form required by the commissioner, and 
calculation sheets shall be signed by the architect, engineer, 
contractor or other person responsible for them. 

Systems not covered by this Act. — If an applicant for a Systems not 
permit to build desires to use as a substitute for the materials ^t^^^ ^ 
or methods covered by this act materials or methods of con- 
struction or maintenance not covered by it, he shall present 
to the commissioner plans, formulas, and such other informa- 
tion, and shall make such tests or present satisfactory 
evidence of such tests, as the commissioner may require. 
Such systems shall not be used until after the commissioner 
has issued general regulations fixing the methods to be 
followed, but no such regulation shall have the effect of 
altering the working stresses for any material herein men- 
tioned or of reducing the fireproofing requirements of this 
act. 

It shall be the duty of the board of appeal to submit to Board of appeal 
the mayor on or before the first day of February in each to mayor. 
year a report giving a summary of all decisions of the board, 
together with such recommendations for revision of the law 
as the board may deem advisable. The commissioner shall 
cause the report to be printed as a separate document for 
public distribution. 

Any requirement necessary for the strength or stability Certain de- 
of any proposed structure or for the safety of the occupants commlsswner 
thereof, not specifically covered by this act, shall be de- app^L*° 
termined by the commissioner, subject to appeal. 

Testing. — The commissioner may order loading tests to Testing to 
be made, at the expense of the owner, on any structure or stfess™,"etc"'* 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



part thereof, at such time and in such manner as will satis- 
factorily demonstrate to him that the unit stresses in any 
materials do not exceed those permitted under this act. 
Concrete construction shall be capable of bearing a live and 
dead load equivalent to twice that for which it was designed 
without causing permanent deformation. 

No such test on the structure shall be required, however, 
until notice thereof in writing has been given by the com- 
missioner to the person to whom the building permit was 
issued. 

Load Test. — When the strength of any floor construction 
cannot be determined by the methods prescribed in this 
section or by the application of accepted engineering formulas, 
the safe uniformly distributed carrying capacity shall be 
taken as one sixth of the total load causing failure in a full- 
sized construction with the load applied at two points, each 
at one third of the span from the ends of the span. 

Fire Tests. — In testing the fireproof qualities of any 
floor construction, at least one panel of the proposed maxi- 
mum span, carrying a live load of at least one hundred 
and fifty pounds per square foot, shall be subjected to a 
fire continuously for four hours at an average temperature 
of seventeen hundred degrees Fahrenheit, followed by an ap- 
plication for at least ten minutes of a hose stream from a 
one and one eighth inch nozzle at sixty pounds nozzle pressure, 
without appreciable deterioration or the passage of flame 
through the floor during the test. 

Section 2. Said chapter five hundred and fifty as 
amended in section nine by section one of chapter seven 
hundred and eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
fourteen and by section one of chapter three hundred and 
fifty-two of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen 
is hereby further amended by striking out said section nine 
Building limits, and Substituting the following: — Section 9. — The building 
limits of the city of Boston as they now exist shall continue 
until changed by ordinance, and the city council may by 
ordinance from time to time extend and define them, and 
may. establish other limits in any part of the city within 
which every building built after the establishment thereof 
shall be of the first or second class. This restriction shall 
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 the said height, nor to 
elevators for the storage of coal or grain, if the external 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 207 

parts of such buildings, elevators or other structures are 
covered with slate, tile, metal, or other equally fireproof 
material, and the mode of construction and the location 
thereof are approved by the commissioner. Temporary 
structures to facilitate the prosecution of any authorized 
work may be erected under such conditions as the commis- 
sioner may prescribe. Single and two-family dwellings not Construction 
to be occupied and not intended, arranged, or designed to two-famiiy 
be occupied, by more than two families, may be built of "^^ '°^^' 
third-class construction or of composite construction in all 
parts of the city of Boston not included in the building 
limits of the 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 Third class 
reconstructed, altered, enlarged, repaired and extended so "' "'^^' 
as to cover a greater area of land: provided, that the recon- Provisos. 
struction, alteration, enlargement, or extension conforms to 
the requirements of the law in respect to new buildings of 
like character; and, provided, ako, that not more than 
sixty per cent of the lot is covered. 

Section 3. Said chapter five hundred and fifty is hereby i907, 550, § 11, 
further amended by striking out section eleven and substitut- '^ ^ 
ing the following: — Section 11. — Definitions. — In this Definitions. 
act the following terms shall have the meanings respectively 
assigned to them as follows : — 

First Class Building. — A first class building shall consist F'':^^.'^^"^'' 
of fireproof material throughout, with floors constructed of 
iron, steel or reinforced concrete beams, filled in between 
with terra cotta or other masonry arches or with concrete 
or reinforced concrete slabs; wood may be used only for 
under and upper floors, windows and door frames, sashes, 
doors, interior finish, hand rails for stairs, necessary sleepers 
bedded in the cement, and for isolated furrings bedded in 
mortar. There shall be no air space between the top of any 
floor arches and the floor boarding. 

Second Class Building. — All buildings not of the first |®^fj\^ "'^^ 
class, the external and party walls of which are of brick, 
stone, iron, steel, concrete, reinforced concrete, concrete 
blocks, or other equally substantial and fireproof material. 

Third Class Building. — A wooden frame building. Third class 



208 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



Composite 
building. 



Masonry. 



Foundation. 



Underpinning. 



Height of a 
building. 



Party wall. 



Partition wall. 

Thickness of 
waU. 

Story of a 
building. 



Basement. 



Cellar. 



Gasfitting. 



Composite Bmlding. — A building partly of second class 
and partly of third class construction. Composite buildings 
may be built under the same restrictions as, and need comply 
only with the requirements for, third class buildings as to 
fire protection and exterior finish. 

Masonry. — Masonry shall include such parts of a struc- 
ture as are constructed with stone, bricks of burnt clay, 
cement, or sand lime, hollow blocks of burnt clay or con- 
crete, and stone or cinder concrete, both plain and rein- 
forced work. 

Foundation. — That part of a wall below the level of the 
street curb, or, if a wall is not on a street, that part of the 
wall below the level of the highest ground next to the wall, 
or, in the discretion of the commissioner, that part of a 
party or partition wall below the cellar floor. 

Underpinning. — In third class buildings the wall reach- 
ing from the foundation proper to the under side of the 
sills. 

Height of a Building. — The vertical distance of the 
highest point of the roof above the mean grade of the curbs 
of all the streets upon which it abuts, and if it does not abut 
on a street, above the mean grade of the ground adjoining 
the building. 

Party Wall. — A wall that separates two or more buildings, 
and is used or adapted for the use of more than one building. 

Partition Wall. — An interior wall of masonry in a building. 

Thickness of Wall. — The minimum thickness of such wall. 

Story of a Building. — That part of a building between the 
top of any floor beams and the top of the floor or roof beams 
next above. 

Basement. — That story of a building not more than 
forty per cent of which is below the grade of the street. 

Cellar. — That part of a building more than forty per 
cent of which is below the grade of the street, and in third 
class buildings that part of the building which is below the 
sills. 

Gasfitting. — The work of putting together any fittings, 
pipes or fixtures or other appliances which are to contain 
gas for heat, light or power purposes and will be subject to 
inspection under existing laws. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 209 



QUALITY AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS. METHODS OF COM- 
PUTATION, 

Section 4. Said chapter five hundred and fifty is hereby i^^.^sso^- 5 1*' 
further amended by striking out section fourteen and sub- 
stituting the ioWowing: — Section 1 4. — Quality of Ma- Qu£t^o( 
terials. — All materials shall be of such quality for the 
purposes for which they are to be used as to insure, in the 
judgment of the commissioner, ample safety and security 
to life, limb and neighboring property. The commissioner 
shall have power to reject all materials which in his judg- 
ment are unsuitable, and may require tests to be made by 
the architect, engineer, builder, owner or other interested 
persons. Any test thus required shall be made under the 
supervision or direction of the commissioner, and at the 
expense of the owner. 

Brick. — Brick may be of hard-burned clay, sand lime or gva»tyof 
cement and, except for nogging, fire-stopping and non-bearing 
or curtain walls not exposed to the weather, shall be hard 
and strong, of quality approved as satisfactory by the com- 
missioner. Second-hand bricks shall be thoroughly cleaned briX^'^*"*^ 
before being used. 

Hard brick tested for approval shall develop an average Testing of 
ultimate compressive strength of three thousand pounds per 
square inch. Brick shall be tested flatwise (half bricks per- 
mitted) and the average shall be taken on at least five 
samples, none of w^hich must fall below twenty-five hundred 
pounds per square inch. The compressive strength of wet 
brick after forty-eight hours in water must be at least two 
thirds that of dry brick, except that, when the lower strength 
is above three thousand pounds per square inch, the loss in 
strength may be ignored. 

Before brick or other masonry materials are submitted to bricks to be 
absorption tests, they shall be dried to practically constant absorption 
weight at a temperature between two hundred and twenty- ** ^' '^ *'• 
five and two hundred and fifty degrees Fahrenheit and shall 
not be fully immersed when placed in water. 

Terra Cotta Floor Tile. — Terra cotta floor tile, when Terra cotta 
tested on end and faced with Portland cement, shall give 
an average compressive strength of not less than twenty-five 
hundred pounds per square inch of net area. The average 
strength shall be computed from the results of tests of ten 
average tiles. 



210 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 

^ujj^ing Building Blocks. — The term "block" as used in this 

section shall mean any shape of brick or tile which forms a 
hollow or cellular wall. 

h^n^w^^'d Concrete, hollow and two-piece building blocks shall be 

two-piece made of Portland cement and suitable aggregates in such 

" proportion as to develop the following ultimate compressive 
strength at twenty-eight days, shall average one thousand 
pounds per square inch of gross sectional area of the block 
as used in the wall and shall not fall below seven hundred 
pounds per square inch in any test, when testing at least 
six ordinary samples. In case of hollow building blocks, 
the gross cross sectional area shall be considered as the 
product of the length by the width of the block. No allowance 
shall be made for air spaces of the block. The allowable 
working stress for such blocks shall not exceed one hundred 
pounds per gross square inch. 

Terra cotte Terra cotta building blocks shall be whole, sound, and 

" hard burned and shall develop an ultimate crushing strength 

per square inch of gross area of not less than twelve hundred 

pounds when tested with the cells placed vertically, and 

three hundred pounds with the cells placed horizontally. 

S^'bi^^kl*'^^ '^^^ allowable working stress for such blocks shall not 
exceed one hundred pounds and fifty pounds per gross 
square inch respectively. 

Absorption of The absorptiou of building blocks to be used for bearing 

etc. ' or enclosing walls shall not exceed twelve per cent in forty- 

eight hours as an average, or more than fifteen per cent in 
any case. 

Concrete CoTicrete Aggregates. — The fine aggregates shall be sand 

or crushed screenings passing a one fourth inch screen. The 
coarse aggregate shall consist of gravel, crushed stone, slag 
or cinders retained on a one fourth inch screen. Cinders or 
slag may be used for aggregate only for walls of one story 
buildings, for floor slabs, roof slabs, partitions, fireproofing, 
fire-stopping and filling. 

Sand- SaTid. — Sand or other fine aggregate for concrete shall 

be of such quality that mortar of one part Portland cement 
and three parts sand by weight shall show a tensile strength 
of not less than seventy per cent of the strength of mortar 
made on the same proportions with the same cement and 
standard Ottawa sand. If the tensile strength of such 
mortar is less than eighty per cent of that made with Ottawa 
sand, additional cement shall be used in such amount as 
may be required by the commissioner. The commissioner 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 211 

may require such tests when, in his judgment, they are 
necessary. 

Stone. — Stone for concrete shall be clean, hard and ^*«°«- 
diu-able. For reinforced concrete it shall be of suitable size 
for the work and shall be small enough to allow the concrete 
to pass readily between and easily surround the reinforce- 
ment, and fill all parts of the forms. 

Gravel. — Run-of-bank gravel shall be used only when Gravel, 
and as approved by the commissioner. 

Cinders and Slag. — Cinders shall be composed of hard, ^{^^^^^ ^^^ 
clean, vitreous clinkers, reasonably free from sulphides, un- 
burned or partly burned coal and ashes. Slag shall be clean 
and hard. Cinders and slag shall be of suitable size for the 
work. 

Portland Cement, — Portland cement shall conform to the Portland 
Standard Specifications of the American Society for Testing *'®™®°*- 
Materials as from time to time revised. 

Lime. — Lime shall be free from ashes, clinker and other Lime, 
foreign material and shall not be air slaked. 

Lime Mortar. — Lime mortar shall be made of slaked ^^°^^ mortar. 
lime or hydrated lime with proper proportion of sand. 

Cement-Lime Mortar. — Cement-lime mortar shall be Cement-iime 
thoroughly mixed and made of one part Portland cement, ™° 
not more than two parts slaked lime or hydrated lime and 
not more than eight parts of sand by volume, but mixtures 
with larger proportion of cement shall be allowed higher 
stress as hereinafter provided. 

Portland Cement Mortar. — Portland cement mortar shall ^'JJ^g*"'^ 
be thoroughly mixed and made of one part Portland cement mortar, 
and not more than three parts of sand by volume. Lime 
putty, or hydrated lime, may be added to an amount equal 
to fifteen per cent of the volume of the cement. 

Concrete. — Concrete shall mean an approved mixture of c°°"*'*^- 
Portland cement, water and fine and coarse aggregate. 

Mixing. — The ingredients shall be thoroughly mixed ^"'^'^e- 
and the mixing shall continue until the cement is thoroughly 
distributed and the mass is uniform in color. For reinforced 
concrete the consistency shall be such that the concrete will 
entirely enclose the reinforcement, but shall not be so wet as 
to cause separation of the ingredients. 

Rubble Concrete. — Rubble concrete shall mean an ap- Rubble 
proved mixture of Portland cement, water, fine and coarse ™°''"*®- 
aggregate to which stones are added after depositing. When 
one-man stones are used to form rubble concrete, there 



212 



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Size of stones 
in piers, etc. 



Joints. 



Use of concrete. 



Inspection of 
concrete. 



Steel. 



Wrought iron. 



Cast iron. 



Cast iron 
columns. 



shall be not less than three inches between the stones and 
the forms, and between edges of adjacent stones. When 
stones larger than one-man size are used to form rubble 
concrete there shall be not less than six inches between the 
stones and forms, and between edges of adjacent stones. 
Stones shall be clean and wet and shall be deposited in 
concrete already in place, before the latter has begun to set. 

In piers no stone shall be largef than one quarter of the 
horizontal cross section of the pier. Rubble concrete shall 
not be used for any projecting footing. 

Joints. — Joints formed between portions of concrete 
placed at different times shall be made in such a manner as 
not to weaken the completed structure. Whenever fresh 
concrete joins concrete which is set, or partly set, the surface 
of the old concrete shall be rough, clean and thoroughly wet. 

Use of Concrete. — Concrete shall be used immediately 
after mixing, it shall not be placed in the work after it has 
begun to harden, and it shall be deposited in such manner 
and under such regulations as to secure a compact mass of 
the best quality for the proportions used. Forms shall 
remain until the concrete has hardened sufficiently to carry 
its load safely, and shall be removed without damage to the 
concrete. 

Inspection of Concrete. — The commissioner may require 
an applicant for a permit for the structural use of concrete 
to have a competent inspector, satisfactory to the commis- 
sioner, at all times on the work while concrete is being mixed 
or deposited, and such inspector shall make daily reports to 
the commissioner on the progress of the work. 

Steel. — Steel for all structural work in buildings, except 
reinforced concrete work, shall conform to the requirements 
of the Standard Specifications for Structural Steel for Build- 
ings of the American Society for Testing Materials, as from 
time to time revised. 

Wrought Iron. — Wrought iron for structural work in 
buildings shall conform to the requirements of the Standard 
Specifications for Wrought Iron Plates, Class B of the said 
society as from time to time revised. 

Cast Iron. — Cast iron for all structural work in buildings 
shall conform to the requirements of the Standard Specifica- 
tions for Medium Gray Iron Castings of the said society as 
from time to time revised. 

Cast Iron Columns. — Cast iron columns shall not be used 
in the structural frames of buildings whose height exceeds 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 213 

two times the least width of base, nor in any building over 
one hundred feet high. Cast iron columns shall be faced at 
ends to a true surface perpendicular to the axis to give full 
bearing for the cross section of the column. 

All hollow cast iron columns, except when open at both ironcoiumns. 
ends and without flanges, shall have two three eighths of 
an inch holes drilled on the top or bottom side of the column 
as cast, if the columns are cast on side, one hole about twelve 
inches each side of the centre of the length of the column, 
to exhibit thickness of the shell. Columns cast on end shall 
have two three eighths of an inch holes drilled, at an angle 
of ninety degrees to each other at the middle of the column, 
to exhibit thickness of shell. Additional holes shall be 
drilled when required by the commissioner. 

Cast Iron Bases and Linteh. — Cast iron bases or shoes Cast iron bases 

11 ^^^ lintels. 

shall be planed on top. Bases which rest on structural steel 
members shall be planed top and bottom. The thickness of 
metal shall be not less than one inch. The inclination of the 
outer edge of the ribs with the horizontal shall be not less 
than forty-five degrees. Whenever a side of the bed plate 
exceeds three feet in length a reinforcing flange at least three 
inches high shall be provided along such edge of the plate. 

Cast iron lintels shall be not less than three fourths of an 
inch in thickness and shall not be used for spans exceeding 
SLX feet. 

Timber. — All timber for structural purposes shall con- Timber. 
form to such specifications as may be promulgated by the 
commissioner but shall be free from defects such as injurious 
ring or round shakes, and through shakes that extend to the 
surface, from unsound and loose knots, and knots in groups 
that will materially impair the strength, rot, worm holes 
and defects caused by manufacture. 

Classes of Timber. — "Dense" and "sound" classes of [^J^j,^^°^ 
timber shall be as defined by the American Society for 
Testing Materials in their Standard Definitions of Terms 
relating to Structural Timbers, section three, as revised in 
nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Strength of Materials. 

Piers. — Any body of masonry less than four feet long strength of 
in its greatest horizontal dimension shall be called a pier. 
The height of a pier between openings having a continuous Piers, 
wall above or below them shall be assumed equal to the 



214 



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Stresses for 
brickwork. 



height of the opening. The height of a pier or wall support- 
ing floors or roofs shall be assumed as the distance from top 
of footing or floor to under side of floor or roof beams. 

Stresses. — The stresses in materials used in the construc- 
tion of all buildings, produced by their own weight and the 
loads hereinafter specified, shall not exceed the limits assigned 
in this section. 

Stresses for Brickwork. 





Piers of Height 


Piers of Height 




not more than 


from Six to Twelve 




Six Times their 


Times their Least 


MORTAR 


Least Dimension, 


Dimension, and 




and Walls of 


Walls of Height 


Cement to be Portland. 


Height not more 


from Nine to 


(Parts measured by Volume.) 


than Nine Times 


Twenty Times 




their Least Di- 


their Least Di- 




mension (Tons 


mension (Tons 




per Square Foot). 


per Square Foot). 


Cement mortar as specified in this section. 


20 


18 


2 parts cement, 1 part hydrated or slaked 


16 


14 


Ume, 8 parts sand. 






1 part cement, 1 part hydrated or slaked 


14 


12 


lime, 6 parts sand. 






1 part cement, 2 parts hydrated or slaked 


12 


10 


lime, 8 parts sand. 






Lime mortar 


8 


6 



Stresses for 
concrets. 



Stresses for Concrete. 



Cement to be Portland. The Volume 
GIVEN FOR Aggregate to be the Volume op 
Fine and Coarse Aggregate measured 
separately before mixing and propor- 
tioned so AS to give a Dense Mixture. 


Piers of Height 
not more than 
Six Times their 

Least Dimension, 
and for Walls of 

Height not more 

than Nine Times 
their Least Di- 
mension (Tons 

per Square Foot). 


Walls of Height 
from Nine to 
Twenty Times 
their Least Di- 
mension (Tons 
per Square Foot). 


1 part cement, 6 parts aggregate, 
1 part cement, 7H parts aggregate, . 
1 part cement, 9 parts aggregate. 


32H 

26 

21 


25 
21 
17 



Height, etc. 
of certain 
piers. 



No plain concrete bearing pier shall have a greater height 
unsupported laterally than six times, and no brick pier 
greater than twelve times, its least dimension. No brick or 
plain concrete bearing wall, unless it is properly braced by 
cross walls, piers or other means, shall have a greater height 
unsupported than twelve times its least dimension. When 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



215 



compression is applied to a portion of a surface of concrete 
of which the area is at least twice that to which the load is 
applied, a stress of fifty per cent in excess of those allowed by 
the above table may be used in bearing. 



Stresses for Grout and Stone Masonry. 



Cement to be Portland. (Parts measured by Volume.) 



Grout, 1 part cement, 1 part sand, when not less than two feet in 
least lateral dimension, not more than one half inch joints. 

Granite masonry, with mortar of 1 part cement, 2 parts sand, not 
more than one half inch joints. 

Granite masonry, cement mortar, not more than one half inch joints, 

Limestone and marble masonry, cement mortar, not more than one 

half inch joints. 
Sandstone masonry, cement mortar, not more than one half inch 

joints. 



Stresses for 
grout and stone 



Tons per 
Square Foot, masonry 



72 
72 
60 
40 
30 



Provided, however, that in stone masonry columns or in Proviso, 
piers of excessive height, the loads may be modified by the 
commissioner. 



Stresses for Structural Steel and Iron. 



Kind op Stress. 



Bearing, direct (including bearing of atiffeners), 

Bearing, pins and shop rivets, ..... 

Bearing, field rivets, ....... 

Bearing, bolts 

Bending (where top flange is stayed laterally at distance 

not greater than 20 times the width of flange). 
Bending, pins and rivets, 

Shearing (including gross section of plate girder webs), . 

Shearing, pins and rivets, 

Shearing, bolts, 

Direct tension, . 



— Stresses for 

„, „ structural 

WoRKiNQ Stresses per g^gg, ^nd iron. 
Square Inch. 



Steel. 



20,000 
24,000 
20,000 
16,000 
16,000 
24,000 
10,000 
10,000 
8,000 
16,000 



Cast Iron. 



16,000 



10,000 » 
4,000 « 



2,000 



• Compression. 



' Tension. 



The compression flange of a riveted plate girder shall not Plate girders, 
be of a smaller gross cross section than the tension flange. 
When the top flange of the steel plate girder beam or channel 



216 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



is not stayed laterally at distances of twenty times its breadth 
the above stress on extreme fiber shall be reduced as fol- 
lows : — 



m 


20. 


25. 


30. 


35. 


40. 


45. 


50. 


55. 


60. 


65. 


70. 


Stress per square 
inch. 


16.000 15.200 


14,400 


1 
13,600 12,800 12,000 


11,200 


10,400 


9,600 


8,800 


8.000 



Steel com- 
pression 
members. 



Where I is length of flange in inches 

h is breadth of flange in inches. 

Steel compression members shall not have a greater value 
of l/r than one hundred and sixty, nor have metal (except 
for filling) less than one fourth of an inch for interior columns, 
nor with metal less than five sixteenths of an inch for exterior 
columns, nor with metal less than five sixteenths of an inch 
for exterior columns enclosed in masonry. The stress due 
to eccentric or transverse combined with direct loading shall 
not exceed sixteen thousand pounds per square inch. For 
centrally loaded steel compression members the safe load in 
pounds per square inch shall be as follows : — 

Steel Com/pression Members. 



l/r 


80 or 

less. 


90. 


100. 110. 


120. 


130. 


140. 


150. 160. 


Stress per square inch, 


12,000 


11,000 


10,000 


9,000 


8,000 


7,000 


6,000 


5,000 


4,000 





Where I is the length of the column in inches 

r is the radius of gyration in inches taken around the axis 
about which the column will bend. 



Cast iron 

compression 

members. 



Proviso. 



Cast Iron Compression Members. — Cast iron compression 
members shall not have a greater value of l/r than seventy 
nor a smaller outside diameter or side than six inches, nor 
a greater unsupported length than twenty-four times their 
least dimension or diameter: provided, however, that columns 
supporting roof loads only may have a value of l/r not 
greater than ninety-six and an unsupported length of not 
more than thirty times the least lateral dimension or diameter. 
They shall not have metal less than three fourths of an 
inch, nor thinner than one twelfth of the greatest lateral 



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217 



dimension or side. The stresses due to eccentric or transverse 
loading, combined with those due to central loading, shall 
not exceed nine thousand pounds per square inch. 

Cast iron columns shall not be used where the loading is Cast iron 

I columns not to 

SO eccentric as to cause tension, nor in garages, nor in places be used in 

1 .1 I'lij^ •• J. n 1*1 certain cases. 

where they are likely to receive impact rrom vehicles. 

Whenever the core of a column has shifted more than one strength of 
quarter of the thickness of the shell, the strength shall be computed, 
computed assuming the thickness of metal all around to be 
equal to the thinnest part. 

For centrally loaded cast iron compression members the 
safe load in pounds per square inch shall be as follows : — 









Working Stress. 












l/r 


10. 


20. 


30. 


40. 


50. 


60. 


70. 


80. 


90. 


96. 


Stress 


per square inch. 


8,600 


8,200 


7,800 


7,400 


7.000 


6,600 


6.200 


5,800 


5,400 


5,160 



Working stress. 



Stresses for Timber. 



Stresses for 
timber. 





Stress per Square Inch for Timbers used in 
Dry Places. 




Southern 
Yellow 
Pine, 
Dense 
Grade. 


Southern 
Yellow 
Pine, 
Sound 
Grade. 


Douglas 

Fir, 
Sound 
Grade. 


Spruce. 


White 
Pine. 


Oak 
(White). 


Bearing across grain, 


350 


250 


200 


200 


200 


500 


Bearing with grain. 


1,200 


900 


1,000 


750 


700 


900 


Bending, 


1,600 


1,200 


1,100 


1,000 


1,000 


1,400 


Shear with grain, . 


150 


100 


100 


100 


80 


200 



Timber Covipression Members. — Timber compression Timber com- 
members shall not be used of a greater unstayed length m^bCTs. 
than thirty times their least dimension for isolated columns 
or forty times their least dimension for columns in partitions 
or truss members. The stresses due to eccentric or trans- 
verse loading combined with those due to central loading 
shall not exceed the maximum stress allowed in the table 
below. 

For centrally loaded timber compression members the safe 
load per square inch shall be as follows: — 



218 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



Length Divided by 
Least Dimension. 


Southern 
Yellow 
Pine. 
Dense 
Grade. 


Southern 
Yellow 
Pine, 
Sound 
Grade. 


Douglas 

Fir. 
Dense 
Grade. 


Spruce. 


White 
Pine. 


Oak 
(White). 


10 or less, 

15 

20 

25 

30 

35 

40 




1,000 
900 
800 
700 
600 
500 
400 


750 
675 
600 
525 
450 
375 
300 


840 
750 
660 
580 
500 
420 
330 


620 
560 
500 
440 
380 
320 
250 


585 
525 
465 
405 
350 
290 
230 


750 
675 
600 
525 
450 
375 
300 



Other 
materials. 



Wind bracing. 



Cutting 



Methods of 
computation. 



Other Materials. — Stresses for materials and forms of 
material, not herein mentioned, shall be determined by the 
commissioner. 

Wind Bracing. — Provision for wind bracing shall be made 
where it is necessary in good practice or as determined by 
the commissioner. 

Cutting. — No cutting for piping or any other purpose 
shall be done which would reduce the strength of any part 
of the structure below what is required by the provisions of 
this act. 

Methods of Computation. — Methods for reinforced con- 
crete are given in section fifteen. For all other materials, 
the following methods shall be used : — 

The span of beams, girders, or trusses shall be taken as 
the distance from centre to centre of the bearings. If con- 
nected to the side of a column, the span shall be taken to 
the centre of the column. 

If a tension piece is loaded eccentrically or transversely 
the maximum combined fibre stress shall not exceed the 
allowed stress in tension. 

An eccentric load upon a column shall be taken as affecting 
eccentrically only the length of column extending to the 
next point below at which the column is stayed securely in 
the direction of the eccentricity. 

If a piece is exposed to tension and compression at different 
times it shall be proportioned and connected to resist the 
maximum of each kind of stress. 

Base-plates, bearing plates, and grillage beams shall be 
figured on the assumption that the maximum bending 
moments are under the centre of bearing. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 219 



REINFORCED CONCRETE. 

Section 5. Said chapter five hundred and fifty is hereby i907, 550. § 15, 
further amended by striking out section fifteen and substi- 
tuting the following: — Section 15. Definition. — Reinforced ^n'crete^'^ 
concrete shall mean an approved mixture of Portland cement, definition. 
water and fine and coarse aggregate, reinforced by steel. 

Portland Cement and Aggregate. — The Portland cement Portland 

T r- 1 X p • i» 1 i 1 cement and 

and fine and coarse aggregate for remiorced concrete work aggregate. 
shall conform to the quality of materials as defined in section 
fourteen of this act. 

Reinforcements. — Steel for reinforcement shall conform Reinforce- 
to the Standard Specifications for Steel Reinforcement Bars 
of the American Society for Testing Materials, as from time 
to time revised. It shall be free from mill scale and loose 
rust and shall not be coated in such manner as to weaken 
the bond. 

Mixing. — The ingredients shall be thoroughly mixed, m»'=>'»8- 
and the mixing shall continue until the cement is thoroughly 
distributed and the mass is uniform in color. The con- 
sistency shall be such that the concrete will flow freely about 
and entirely enclose the reinforcement, but shall not be so 
wet as to cause separation of the ingredients in handling. 

Inspection. — Such portions of section fourteen as apply inspection, 
to inspection shall be taken to apply to this section also. 

Forms. — Forms shall be suflSciently tight to prevent any FormB. 
considerable loss of material in the pouring. 

Placing. — Such portions of section fourteen as apply to Placing. 
the placing of concrete shall be taken to apply to this section 
also. Concrete shall not be deposited in forms until the 
reinforcement has been put in place and secured against 
displacement. 

Columns shall be poured without any interruption to the Pouring of 
bottom side of beams or girders which they support, or to <=<'^*^"^- 
the bottom of the flare in flat slab construction. Special 
care shall be taken in their pouring that no voids may result. 

Columns and walls shall be poured not less than three Pouring of 
hours in advance of the beams, girders, or slabs, which they 8°ru™urar*"^' 
support. All columns of the same type in a story shall be of ^^^^^' ^^'^■ 
concrete mixed in the same proportions. 

Structural slabs shall be poured the full thickness at the 
time of pouring floor. 

Stopping Work, — Proper precautions shall be taken in stopping work, 
stopping concrete work to stop it at the points of low shear. 



220 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



Rust protee 
tiou. 



Spacing of 
reinforcement, 



tlmperauie'^ //i^'A and Loiv Temperature. — When fresh concrete is ex- 
posed to a hot or dry atmosphere or wind, special precautions 
to prevent premature drying shall be taken. 

Concrete shall not be deposited when the temperature is 
below thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit, unless adequate pre- 
cautions are taken to prevent freezing. 
Fire protection. Fire Protection. — Main reinforcement in floor slabs shall 
be protected by a minimum of three fourths of an inch of 
concrete; in beams, girders, columns and walls by one and 
one half inches from the surface of the concrete to the surface 
of the main reinforcement. 

In columns the outer one and one half inches of concrete 
shall be regarded as fireproofing which shall be assumed to 
carry no stress. 

Riist Protection. — In foundations and retaining walls the 
steel shall be protected and on the side toward the earth or 
water by a minimum of three inches of concrete. 

Spacing of Reinforcement. — Slab reinforcement bars in 
tension shall be not farther apart horizontally than two and 
one half times the total thickness of the slab. In beams and 
girders the lateral spacing of parallel bars shall be not less 
than three diameters from centre to centre, and the clear 
space between two layers of bars shall not be less than one 
inch. 

Basis for Design. — Calculations shall be made with 
reference to working stresses and safe loads rather than with 
reference to ultimate strength and ultimate loads, and shall 
be based on the following assumptions : — 

(a) A plane section before bending remains plane after 
bending. 

(6) The modulus of elasticity of concrete in compression, 
within the usual limits of working stresses, is constant. The 
distribution of compressive stress in beams, therefore, is 
rectilinear. 

(c) The tensile strength of the concrete in direct resistance 
to bending is ignored. 

(d) Under compressive stress the two materials are stressed 
in proportion to their moduli of elasticity. 

(e) Initial stress in the reinforcement due to contraction 
or expansion in the concrete is neglected. 

Span Length. — The span length for beams and slabs 
simply supported shall be taken as the distance from centre 
to centre of supports, but need not be taken to exceed the 



Basis for 
design. 



Span length. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 221 

clear span plus the depth of beam or slab. For continuous 
or restrained beams or slabs, built monolithically into sup- 
ports, the span length may be taken as the clear distance 
between faces of supports. Brackets shall not be considered 
as reducing the clear span in the sense here intended, except 
that when brackets which make an angle of forty-five de- 
grees or more with the axis of a restrained beam or the 
plane of a slab are built monolithically therewith, the span 
may be measured from the section where the total depth is 
at least one third more than the depth at the edge of the 
bracket. Maximum negative moments are to be considered 
as existing at the end of the span as here defined. 

Bending. — Bending moments for uniformly distributed ^o'^^ents for 
dead and live loads, in beams and slabs reinforced in one a^f^fgiabs^™. 
direction only shall be computed upon the following assump- ^ow computed. 
tions, where "w" is the total dead and live load per linear 
foot and *'Z" is the span length: — 

(a) for a single span freely supported the bending at Single span 
mid-span is supported. 

8 

(6) for a single span restrained at the ends, the bending Single span 

, . 1 . restrained at 

at mid-span is ends. 

12 

(c) for two equal continuous spans freely supported, the Two equal con- 

1 !• , . 1 . tinuous spans 

bending at mid-span is freely sup- 

ported. 

10 
and at central support it is 

8 

((/) for two equal continuous spans restrained at supports, Two equal con- 
the bending at mid-span is ^ISneTar 

supports. 

12 



222 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 

and at central support it is 

10 

Three or more (g) for three OF more equal continuous spans freely sup- 
tinuous spans ported, the bending at mid-span of the end span and at the 
ported^"^' first interior support is 

10 

and the bending at mid-span of interior spans and at other 
interior supports is 

12 

JqJaf TOn'^°'^^ (/) for three or more equal continuous spans restrained at 
riTra^eTir supports, the bcuding at the first interior support for beams 

supports. IS 

10 
and for slabs is 

12 

and the bending at all other interior supports and at mid- 
span of all spans is 

12 

Restrained (n) at the restrained ends of continuous beams a negative 

ends of con- ^^^. 

tinuous beams, bcnumg 01 

16 

shall generally be assumed, but this shall be increased to 
not more thanf^' for small beams running into large columns. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



223 



(b) 



(a) 



s 





1 








I 
12 






f ^ 1 




I 


t 


12 


1g 




12 


16 



(0 



8 



JO 



10 



id) 



12' 16 



X 
12 



ir 

X 
10 



X 
12 



X.J- 
12 16 



(e) 



TT 



10 



1 

10 



J. 

12 



T 

12 «2 



(f) 



12 

I 

16 



\ 
12 






I 
12 




1 
12 




J. 
tn 


bms 




12 





12 Slabs 



224 



Special Acts, 191S. — Chap. 179. 



Beams and 
slabs, when 
considered 
restrained at 
ends. 



Positive 

bending 

moment for 

certain 

continuous 

beams, how 

computed. 



Bending 
moments for 
certain beams, 
etc. 



Slabs sup- 
ported on four 
sides. 



Beams and slabs sliall be considered as restrained at the 
ends when they frame monolithically into a structure 
sufficiently stiff and strong to introduce a negative 
bending moment into the beam at the end in amount not 
less than ^ * 

For continuous beams subject to other than uniformly 
distributed loads, the positive bending moment shall first 
be computed as though the beam were freely supported. 
The positive moment may then be reduced in the same pro- 
portion as specified above for beams loaded uniformly, and 
provision shall be made at the restrained ends for negative 
moments having the same ratio to the positive moment 
first computed that the negative moments specified above 
bear to j-- 

Beams parallel to the main reinforcement of a one-way 
slab into which no other beams frame, and which are re- 
strained at the ends by being built monolithically into 
supporting columns, shall be designed for bending moments 
at the ends equal to j^, and at mid-span as follows: When 
the width of columns parallel to the axis of the beam is not 
less than fifteen per cent of the distance, centre to centre of 
columns, or twice the depth of the beam, m = ^; other- 
wise m=-iQ- 

For spans of unusual or unequal length and other special 
cases the design shall be such as to carry out the intent of 
this act to the satisfaction of the commissioner. 

Slabs siipjiortcd on four sides. — For slabs, supported on 
four sides and reinforced in both directions the distribution 
of loads shall be determined by the formula 



r = 7-0.5. 





where 



6 is the breadth of slab. 
I is the length of slab. 

r is the proportion of load carried by the transverse reinforce- 
ment. 



In placing reinforcement in such slabs account shall be 
taken of the fact that the bending moment is greater near 
the centre of the slab than near the edges, and two thirds of 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 225 

the calculated moments shall be assumed as carried by the 
centre half of the slab and one third by the outside quarters. 

Beams supporting rectangular slabs reinforced in both 
directions shall be assumed to take the proportions of load 
as determined by the formula in this section, the distribution 
of the load being assumed to vary in accordance with the 
ordinates of a parabola having its vertex at mid-span. 

Floor and Roof Openings. — Openings in floors and roofs Floor and roof 
shall be so framed as not to exceed the allowable stresses. ope^ngs. 

Depth. — In roof slabs the total depth shall not be less ^i^^^^^^l"''^ 
than three inches and in floor slabs four inches. slabs! etc. 

In "T" beams the depth below the slab shall not exceed 
eight times the thickness of the slab adjacent to the stem. 

Cinder concrete slabs shall not be less than four inches 
thick; they shall not exceed eight feet in span. 

Self -Centring. — Reinforcing materials which are self- scif-centring 
centring shall not be used in spans exceeding eight feet. Fire- ''^'" orcemen . 
proofing under self-centring reinforcement may be of Portland 
cement plaster. 

Bending in Supporting Members. — If a beam or floor Bending in 
slab is assumed as fixed or partially restrained at a support, ml'mber"^ 
the column, wall, or other structure furnishing such restraint 
shall be proportioned to resist the stresses thereby induced. 

"T" Beams. — Where adequate bond and shearing re- "T" beams, 
sistance between slab and web of beam is provided, the 
slab may be considered an integral part of the beam, but its 
effective width shall not exceed one fourth part of the span 
length of the beam, nor shall its overhanging width on 
either side of the web exceed six times the thickness of the 
slab. 

Columns. — Columns or piers of concrete shall be rein- Columns, when 
forced when the unsupported height exceeds six times the forced, etc. 
least gross dimension, and no reinforced concrete column 
shall have an unsupported height of more than twelve times 
its least gross dimension, except with stresses reduced from 
those allowed by this act in accordance with the ratio 

24-^ 

i where h is unsupported height and d is least dimension, 

12 

and 1 shall not in any case exceed eighteen. The maximum 
effective area of columns shall be taken as the area within 
the outer one and one half inches of concrete covering, or, in 
the case of hooped columns or columns reinforced with struc- 



226 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



Proportion- 
ment of 
exterior 
columns and 
their rein- 
forcement. 

Reinforced 
concrete 
buildings, how 
supported, etc. 



Supporting 
columns, how 
computed. 



Load of 
circular hollow 
steel or 
wrought iron 
columns filled 
with concrete, 
etc. 



Steel area and 
stresses of 
columns with 
longitudinal 
reinforcement, 
etc. 



tural shapes, it shall be taken as the area within the circle 
enclosing the spiral or the polygon enclosing the structural 
shapes. Longitudinal reinforcement shall be assumed to 
carry stress in proportion to the respective moduli of elastic- 
ity as given in this act. 

Exterior columns and their reinforcement shall be so pro- 
portioned as to withstand bending in addition to the direct 
load without exceeding the fiber stresses specified for beams 
elsewhere in this act. 

Reinforced concrete buildings may be supported by struc- 
tural steel or cast iron columns, fireproofed in first class con- 
struction as provided elsewhere in this act. Brackets shall 
be provided to transmit the load from the floors to the 
column. Such columns shall be computed as follows : — 

(a) If the brackets are placed immediately below the floor 
the structural steel or cast iron columns shall be assumed to 
carry the load of all the floors above. 

(b) If the brackets are placed immediately above a floor 
the structural steel or cast iron columns shall be assumed to 
carry all the load above the brackets, and the floor or floors 
below the brackets shall be carried on reinforced concrete 
encasing the metal, designed in accordance with the require- 
ments of this act, to the next bracket below or to the founda- 
tion. In this case, however, the surrounding concrete shall 
be so separated from the steel or cast iron as to permit the 
separate action of both. 

Circular hollow steel or wrought iron columns filled with 
concrete shall be allowed to carry a load equal to the capacity 
of the metal casing plus the capacity of the concrete filling. 
The average unit stress in the casing shall be that specified 
elsewhere in this act for columns, and that in the concrete 
filling shall be in the same ratio to the unit stress in the 
casing which the modulus of elasticity of the concrete bears 
to that of the casing. 

Columns with longitudinal reinforcement only shall have 
a steel area of not less than one per cent and not more than 
four per cent of the required effective area, and shall be 
allowed the stresses given in this act. Longitudinal rein- 
forcement bars shall be straight and shall be secured against 
lateral displacement by steel ties not less than one fourth of 
an inch in diameter and placed not farther apart than six- 
teen diameters of the bars, nor more than twelve inches. 

Columns which have longitudinal reinforcement to an 
amount not less than one per cent and not more than four 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



227 



per cent of the effective area, and which also have hoops or 
spirals to an amount not less than one per cent of the volume 
of the enclosed core, spaced not farther apart in the clear 
than one sixth of the diameter of the enclosed core, and in no 
case more than two and one half inches, shall be allowed the 
stresses given in this act: inovided, however, that no such Proviso, 
column shall have a height greater than ten diameters of the 
enclosed core. The ends of hoops or spirals shall be united 
in such a way as to develop their full strength. The hoops 
or spirals shall be securely fastened to the longitudinal re- 
inforcement or to approved spacers. 

Combination Floors. — Concrete floors with permanent a^]^''^*''"* 
blocks or forms of incombustible material with ribs of re- 
inforced concrete between shall conform to the requirements 
of this act so far as they are applicable, but the blocks or 
forms shall not be assumed as taking stress. If a slab not 
less than two inches thick above the blocks or forms is cast 
monolithic with the rib, the rib and slab may be considered 
as a T section. If such construction forms a flush ceiling, 
or if a plastered ceiling on metal lath is suspended below the 
ribs, the fireproofing for such construction shall be that 
required for slabs. 

Working Stresses. — The following table gives the com- Working 
pressive strength in pounds per square inch which shall be 
assumed as the basis for design, a bag of cement weighing 
ninety-four pounds being assumed to measure one cubic 
foot in proportioning material, and the values given for 
aggregate to be the combined volume of fine and coarse 
aggregate measured separately. 



Mixture. 


1 :3. 


1 : 4^2. 


1 : 6. 


1 : 7. 


1:7H. 


1 :9. 


Stone concrete, 
Cinders or slag concrete. 


3,300 
1,000 


2,800 
875 


2,200 
750 


675 


1,800 
625 


1,400 



In all computations allowable stresses shall be used, based, 
as hereinafter specified, upon assumed ultimate strengths 
as given above, and no concrete shall be used which, when 
made under laboratory conditions into test cylinders eight 
inches diameter and sixteen inches long and tested in com- 
pression at an age of twenty-eight days, does not show a 
strength at least equal to that given in the table. 



228 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



Compressive 
strength of 
concrete one 
year old, etc. 



Bearing. 



Axial com- 
pression. 



Compression on 
extreme fiber 
in bending, 
etc. 
Proviso. 



Shear and 

diagonal 

tension. 



Concrete one year old shall be considered to have a com- 
pressive strength twenty-five per cent greater than that 
given in the table for concrete of the same grade and pro- 
portions. 

Bearing. — When compression is applied to a portion of 
a concrete surface of which the area is at least twice that 
to which the load is applied, a stress of thirty-five per cent 
of the compressive strength fixed by this act shall be allowed. 

Axial Compression. — For concentric compression on 
columns with longitudinal reinforcement only, twenty-two 
and five tenths per cent of the compressive strength fixed by 
this act shall be allowed. 

For concentric compression on columns the length of 
which does not exceed ten diameters of the core, with longi- 
tudinal reinforcement combined with hoops or spirals, thirty- 
five per cent of the compressive strength fixed by this act 
shall be allowed. 

Bending. — Compression on extreme fiber in bending 
shall not exceed thirty-two and five tenths per cent of the 
compressive strength fixed by this act: provided, hoivever, 
that adjacent to the supports of continuous beams or slabs 
thirty-seven and five tenths per cent may be used. 

Shear and Diagonal Tension. — In the calculation of 
beams in which the maximum shearing stress in a section is 
used as the means of measuring the resistance to diagonal 
tension stress, the vertical shearing unit stress as computed 
by the formula v = ^, where v is the shearing unit stress, V 
is the total shear, b is the breadth of the beam, and jd is the 
arm of the resisting couple, shall not exceed the following 
percentages of the respective compressive strengths fixed by 
this act. 

For beams with horizontal bars only and without web 
reinforcement, two per cent. 

For beams with web reinforcement consisting of vertical 
stirrups looped about the longitudinal reinforcing bars in 
the tension side of the beam, suitably anchored in the com- 
pression side and spaced horizontally not more than one 
half the depth of the beam, or for beams in which longi- 
tudinal bars are bent up at an angle of not more than forty- 
five degrees nor less than twenty degrees with the axis of 
the beam and the points of bending are spaced horizontally 
not more than three fourths of the depth of the beam apart, 
or both, the web reinforcement being designed, in each case, 
to carry two thirds of the total shear, six per cent. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 229 

Punching. — Punching shear shall not exceed six per cent Punching. 
of the compressive strength fixed by this act. 

Bond. — The bond stress between concrete and steel bars Bond, 
shall not exceed four per cent, except that the bond between 
concrete and approved deformed steel bars shall not exceed 
five per cent, and between concrete and drawn wire shall 
not exceed three per cent of the compressive strength fixed 
by this act. 

Steel. — The tensile or compressive stress in steel shall not steel. 
exceed sixteen thousand pounds per square inch in rods 
and twenty thousand pounds per square inch in drawn wire 
and other approved cold stretched fabric, except that in 
slabs of stone concrete the tensile stress in rods shall not 
exceed eighteen thousand pounds per square inch, and in 
drawn wire and other approved cold stretched fabric it shall 
not exceed twenty-two thousand five hundred pounds per 
square inch. 

Modulus of Elasticity. — The modulus of elasticity of ^^^l^cu^y"^ 
concrete shall be taken as — 

-^ that of steel for cinder concrete with a compressive strength of 
1,000 pounds per square inch or less, 

^ that of steel for stone concrete with a compressive strength of 
2,200 pounds per square inch or less, 

^5 that of steel for concrete with a compressive strength greater 
than 2,200 pounds per square inch, but less than 2,900 pounds per 
square inch, 

iV that of steel for concrete with a compressive strength of 
2,900 pounds per square inch or more, the compressive strength 
referred to in all these cases being that fixed by this act. 

Footing General. — Symmetrical concentric column foot- ^^^f 
ings shall be designed for punching shear, diagonal tension 
and bending moment. 

Punching Shear in Footings. — The area effective to resist Punching 
punching shear in column footings shall be considered as the footings. 
area having a width equal to the perimeter of the column or 
pier and a depth equal to seven eighths the depth of footing 
from top to centre of reinforcing steel. 

Diagonal Tension in Footings. — Shearing stresses as indie- Diagonal 
ative of diagonal tension shall be measured in footings on footings!" 
vertical sections distant from the face of the pier or column 
equal to the depth of the footing from top to centre of re- 
inforcing steel. 

Bending Moment in Footings. — The bending moment in Bending 
rectangular isolated column footings at a section taken at SS'" 



230 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 

the edge of pier or column shall be determined by multiply- 
ing the load on the cantilever projection by three eighths the 
distance from the edge of pier or column to the edge of 
footing. The section of maximum moment in a footing 
supporting a round column or pier shall be taken one eighth 
the radius from the tangent toward the centre. The effective 
area of concrete and steel to resist bending moment shall be 
considered as that within a width extending both sides of 
pier or column a distance equal to depth of footing plus one 
half the remaining distance to edge of footing, except that 
reinforcing steel crossing the section other than at right 
angles shall be considered to have an eflPective area determined 
by multiplying the sectional area by the sine of the angle 
between the bar and the plane of the section. The bond 
stress in the steel shall not exceed that allowed by this act. 

Flat slabs. pi^^ Sltths. — Floor slabs supported upon columns without 

beams or girders and extending two or more bays in each 
direction shall conform to the following requirements. 

Mil'J^eT ^^^^ Capital. — Columns may be provided with enlarged 

capitals. capitals. The horizontal width of capitals shall be taken 

where the vertical thickness is at least one and one half 
inches, and the contour of capitals shall not fall wuthin that 
of an inverted cone or pyramid whose apex is on the centre 
line of the column, whose sides incline at forty-five degrees 
with the vertical, and whose base lies in a plane one and one 
half inches below the underside of the dropped panel and, 
if no dropped panel is used, below the underside of the slab, 
and has the same size and shape in plan as the capital. The 
width of capital in any direction shall not be less than one 
fifth the distance, centre to centre, of columns in that direc- 
tion, and shall be such that the allowable unit stresses else- 
where specified in this act shall not be exceeded. 

Dropped panel. Dwpped Panel — A thickening of the slab on the under- 
side in the vicinity of the columns is termed a dropped panel. 
The width of the dropped panel in any direction shall be not 
less than | that of the column capital. The depth of the 
dropped panel below the bottom of the slab shall be not 
more than half the slab thickness, but shall be such that the 
allowable unit stresses shall not be exceeded either in shear 
about the column capital or in bending. The allowable unit 
shear to be used shall be that specified for punching shear 
elsewhere in this act. The allowable compression in bending 
shall be that specified for extreme fibers adjacent to support 
in continuous beams. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



231 



Slab Thickness. — In flat slab construction, the minimum siab thickness. 
thickness of slab shall be not less than ^o in the case of 
roofs or ^2 in the case of floors, of the distance from centre 
to centre of the columns in the longer direction. The thick- 
ness shall be such as to withstand the shear about the column 
capital or dropped panel without exceeding the allowable 
stress herein specified for punching shear. 

Bending. — For the purpose of determining the bending fl|"f4",f '° 
in flat slab floors, the slab shall be considered as divided by floors, etc. 
lines parallel to the lines of columns into strips whose width 
is one half the distance, L, centre to centre, of columns 
measured at right angles to the span of strips. The centre 
line of alternate strips shall coincide with the centre line of 
the columns. These shall be known as A-strips. The other 
strips located midway between columns shall be known as 
B-strips. The span length of the strips shall be taken as 
the distance, centre to centre, of columns less two thirds 
the width of the column capital measured in the direction of 
the span. 

Provision shall be made in the A and B strips comprising 
any panel width for the whole bending moment specified, 
and the proportion of the whole provided for within each 
strip shall be not less than that given in the following 
table : — 





Per Cent. 




A-Strip. 


B-Strip. 


Either Strip. 


Positive moment, dropped panel. 
Positive moment, no dropped panel, . 
Negative moment, dropped panel, 
Negative moment, no dropped panel, 


60 
55 
80 
65 


25 
25 
15 
20 


15 
20 
5 
15 



Interior Bays. — If 



Interior 
bays. 



I = span as given above = L — f c 
where c = diameter of column capital 
w= total load per square foot, 

whether the panels be square or oblong and in whichever 
direction the span be taken, the bending moments at the 
critical portions of interior bays shall be assumed as fol- 
lows: — 



232 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



Positive 
bending. 



Negative 
bending. 



Wall bays; 
restraint. 



Positive 
bending. 



Positive Bending. — The positive bending moment for a 
whole panel width shall be taken as 



M = 



"25" 



Negative Bending. — The negative bending moment for a 
panel width shall be taken as 



M = 



15 



Wall Bays; Restraint — For wall bays when the wall is 
of reinforced concrete {I is the distance from the inside face 
of the exterior column to the centre of the interior column 
less one third the width of the interior column capital) the 
bending moment for strips running perpendicular to the 
wall shall be as follows : — 

Positive Bending. — The positive bending moment for a 
panel width shall be taken as 



M = 



'' 20 



Negative 
bending. 



Negative Bending. — The negative bending moment for a 
panel width at the interior line of columns shall be taken as : — 



M= 



12.5 



Proviso. 



Wall baj^; 
no restraint. 



The negative bending moment for a panel width at the 
wall shall in general be taken as : — 



M = 



30 



This may be increased, according to degree of restraint, up 
to ^7^ for complete restraint : provided, however, that in case 
the coefficient for negative bending at the wall is increased, 
the other two bending moment coefficients may be corre- 
spondingly decreased. 

Wall Bays; No Restraint. — For wall bays supported on 
one edge upon brick walls or other construction incapable 
of providing adequate restraint in negative bending, / is the 
distance from the inner face of the wall to the centre of the 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 233 

interior column less one third the width of the interior 
column capital. 

Positive Bending. — The positive bending moment for a Positive 
panel width shall be taken as: — 



bending. 



16 

Negative Bending. — The negative bending moment for a Negative 
panel width at the interior column line shall be taken as: — 

M = !^ 
10 

Negative bending along such walls shall be provided for 
by reinforcement in the top of the slab at right angles with 
the wall equal to four tenths per cent in floors and to two 
tenths per cent in roofs of the area of cross section of the 
slab. 

Bays discontinuous upon one or two adjacent sides shall 
be treated as wall bays. 

When a flat slab is supported by a beam or wall on one 
or two sides, the half strip parallel with and adjacent to the 
beam or wall may be reinforced as half a B-strip, 

The bending in exterior concrete columns supporting flat 
slab floors shall in general be taken as: — 

wW , Wh 

-w p^"^ X' 

or more up to 

wLl^ , Wh 

plus — 

15 4 

in case of complete restraint, where W is the total load on 
the wall panel and h is the thickness of the exterior column. 

For floors, half this bending shall be assumed as acting 
below and half above the slab; for roofs the whole bending 
acts below the slab. 

Brackets. — Brackets or haunches shall be provided on Brackets. 
exterior columns when necessary to transmit the shear and 
bending from the slab to the column. 

Interior Columns. — The least dimension of interior con- interior 
Crete columns supporting flat slabs shall be not less than one *=°^"™"^- 
fifteenth the span, centre to centre, of columns in the longer 
direction. 



234 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



Reinforcement. 



Bent bars. 



Wall beams. 



Reinforcement. — Reinforcement shall be provided at the 
critical sections of all strips in sufficient quantity to with- 
stand the bending herein specified without exceeding the 
allowable unit stresses elsewhere specified in this act. Re- 
inforcement lying obliquely to the axis of any strip shall be 
counted as having an area effective for that strip equal to 
its actual area of cross-section multiplied by the cosine of 
the angle which it makes with the axis of the strip. 

Bent Bars. — No reinforcing for positive bending shall he 
bent up to the top of the slab further from the centre line of 
the column than one fourth L where L is the distance, 
centre to centre, of columns in the direction of the rein- 
forcing. Positive reinforcement in A-strips shall be pro- 
vided to within 0.15 L of the centre line of interior columns 
and extending to the inside face of wall columns; in B- 
strips shall be provided extending to within 0.10 L of the 
interior column line and to the inside face of wall support. 
Negative reinforcement in A-strips shall extend beyond the 
centre line of the columns half the width of the column 
capital plus enough to develop the strength of the rods; at 
least one quarter of the negative reinforcement shall extend 
six inches beyond the quarter point of the panel or the 
fifth point of the span length. Negative reinforcement in 
B-strips shall extend forty diameters beyond the centre line 
of columns, and at least half thereof shall extend to the 
quarter point of the panel. 

For determining the stress in concrete due to the bending 
in each strip the width shall be taken as the width of the 
strip, except that for negative bending in A-strips when a 
dropped panel is used the width shall be that of the dropped 
panel. 

Wall Beams. — Wall beams in flat slab construction shall 
be assumed to carry a width of floor equal to one quarter 
the clear span of the beam in addition to the weight of 
beam and wall. Such beams, when continuous, shall be 
designed for a negative bending at columns equal to ^, and 
the positive bending at mid-span shall be assumed as fol- 
lows: — 

(a) When the width of the columns (parallel to the beam) 
is not less than fifteen per cent of the distance, centre to 
centre, of columns or twice the depth of the beam, 



M = 



20 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 235 

(6) Otherwise, 

16 



Brick Walls. — In case a flat slab is supported by a brick Brick walls, 
wall, the wall shall in general be four inches thicker than the 
minimum thickness otherwise required by this act, or have 
equivalent pilasters. 

FORMULAS FOR REINFORCED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION. 

These formulas are based on the assumptions and principles Formulas for 

, • r'l'. reinforced 

given in section nrteen. concrete con- 

struction. 

1. Standard Notation. standard nota- 

tion, 
(a) Rectangular Beams. Rectangular 

The following notation is recommended: 

.fs = tensile unit stress in steel; 

/c = compressive unit stress in concrete; 
£■5 = modulus of elasticity of steel; 
Ec = modulus of elasticity of concrete ; 
Es 

M = moment of resistance, or bending moment in general; 
4s = steel area; 

6 = breadth of beam; 

rf = depth of beam to centre of steel; 

fc= ratio of depth of neutral axis to depth, d; i 

z = depth below top to resultant of the compressive stresses; 

J = ratio of lever arm of resisting couple to depth, d; 
jd=d — 2 = arm of resisting couple; 

A' 
p = steel ratio = — / 
bd 

(b) T-Beams. 

b = width of flange ; T-Beams. 

6' = width of stem; 
<= thickness of flange. 

(c) Beams Reinforced for Compression. 
A' = area of compressive steel; Beanis rein- 

p' = steel ratio for compressive steel ; TOmpresTion. 

/s' = compressive unit stress in steel; 

C = total compressive stress in concrete ; 
C = total compressive stress in steel; 
d' = depth to centre of compressive steel; 

2 = depth to resultant of C and C. 



236 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



Shear, bond 
and web 
reinforcement. 



Columns. 



Formulas. 



Rectangular 
beams. 



{(l) Shear, Bond and Web Reinjorcement. 

F = total shear; 
F' = total shear producing stress in reinforcement; 

y= shearing unit stress; 

w = bond stress per unit area of bar; 

= circumference or perimeter of bar; 
2o=sum of the perimeters of all bars; 
7" = total stress in single reinforcing member; 

s = horizontal spacing of reinforcing members. 

(e) Columns. 

A = total net area; 
As = area of longitudinal steel; 
Ac = area of concrete ; 

P = total safe load. 



2. Formulas. 
(o) Redangidar Beams. 
Position of neutral axis, 

k = ^2pn-\-{pn)^—pn. 

Arm of resisting couple, 



(1) 



(2) 



j^l-'-k 

'' 3 

[For fs = 15000 to 16000 and fc = 600 to 650, j may be taken at | .] 




Fig. 1. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



237 



Fiber stresses, 



/.= 



M 



M 



Asjd pjhd^ 



jkhd^ k ' 
Steel ratio, for balanced reinforcement, 

1 



P = i 



fcnfc y 

(6) T-Beams. 



(3) 
.(4) 

.(5) 



T-Beams. 




k- b'-->l 



Fig. 2. 



Case I. When the neutral axis lies in the flange, use the formulas 
for rectangular beams. 

Case II. When the neutral axis lies in the stem. 

The following formulas neglect the compression in the stem. 

Position of neutral axis, 

2ndA!,-\-ht'^ 
M = 



2nAg + 2ht 
Position of resultant compression, 

SM-2t I 
2M-t' 3" 



z= 



Arm of resisting couple, 
Fiber stresses, 

Sc = 



jd=d — z. 



AJd 

Mkd fs k 



(6) 

.(7) 

.(8) 
.(9) 



ht{kd-\t)jd nl-k 



(10) 



238 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



Beams rein- 
forced for 
compression. 



(For approximate results the formulas for rectangular beams 
may be used.) 

The following formulas take into account the compression in the 
stem; they are recommended where the flange is small compared 
with the stem: 

Position of neutral axis, 



/£ruM^+(6-60f_2 / nA,+ {b-b')t y nAs+(b-b')t 
^ b' ^ b' b' ' 

Position of resultant compression, 

_ (kdt^-lt^)b+[(kd-ty (t+Ukd-t) ) ]b' 
t{2kd-l)b+{kd-t)%' 

Arm of resisting couple, 



Fiber stresses, 



jd = d—z 



Asjd 



fc 



2Mkd 



[{2kd-t)bt+{kd-tyb']jd 



(11) 

(12) 

(13) 
.(14) 

.(15) 



(c) Beams Reinforced Jot Compression. 







Hfs+nK 



Fig, 3. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 239 

Position of neutral axis, 

A; = \/^n(p+p4)+^^'(P+P')'-n(p+p') (16) 

Position of resultant compression, 

7^^ a^ 

Arm of resisting couple, 

jd=d-z (18) 

Fiber stresses, 

y,=^ „ /^ ,„ , ,„ (19) 



-[— ^t-9('4')J 



pjod^ k 

f.' = "fc-^ (21) 

(d) Shear, Bond, ajid Web Reinforcement. Shear, bond, 

For rectangular beams, reinforcement. 

V 

^ = T- (22) 

bjd 

V 
« = — — (23) 

jd . ^0 

[For approximate results j may be taken at |.] 
The stresses in web reinforcement may be estimated by means of 
the following formulas : 

Vertical web reinforcement, 

V's 

T= — (24) 

jd 

Bars bent up at angles between 20 and 45 deg. with the 
horizontal and web members inclined at 45 deg., 

T=r— (25) 

jd 



240 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



In the text of the report it is recommended that two thirds of 
the external vertical shear (total shear) at any section be taken as 
the amount of total shear producing stress in the web reinforce- 
ment. V therefore equals two thirds of V. 

The same formulas apply to beams reinforced for comjiression 
as regards shear and bond stress for tensile steel. 

For T-Beams, 

'=k ^''^ 



V 



jd . 2o 
[For approximate results j may be taken at | . 



(27) 



(e) Columns. 
Total safe load, 

P=fM,+7iA,) =f^{l + {n-l)v) (28) 

Unit stresses, 

P 

^' ^ A{l + {n-l)v) ^^^^ 

fs=nfc (30) 



1907. 550, § 16, 
amended. 
Steel con- 
struction. 



M.ateriaLs and 
stresses. 



General re- 
quirements; 
use of thin 
metal, etc. 
Proviso. 



Placing of 
rivets, etc. 



Beams and 
girders to be 
anchored to 
wall, etc. 



STEEL CONSTRUCTION. 

Section 6. Said chapter five hundred and fifty is hereby 
further amended l)y striking out section sixteen and substi- 
tuting the following: — Section 10. — Materials ajid Stresses. 
— Materials, stresses and methods of computation shall be 
as provided in .section fourteen. 

General Requirements. — No metal thinner than one 
fourth of an inch shall be u.sed except for fillers or beams 
and channel webs: provided, however, that sheet metal may 
be used in such buildings and under such restrictions as the 
commissioner may allow. Connections shall be designed to 
develop the full strength of the member under the conditions 
of loading, even though the computed stress is less. 

Rivets shall be placed in accordance with good engineering 
practice. The diameter of rivet holes in tension members 
shall be assumed as one eighth of an inch larger than the 
rivet. Net sections shall be used in proportioning tension 
members. 

Beams and Girders. — Every beam, channel, lintel or 
girder supported by a wall shall be properly anchored thereto. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 241 

and shall have bearing plates if necessary to distribute the 
load properly at the stresses required by this act. 

Beams and channels acting as skew-backs for arches shall ^tt^^al^skew- 
be designed to resist the lateral thrusts in addition to their ^o^rSigUaTeraf 
vertical loads, and the tie rods, not less than three fourths of thrusts, etc. 
an inch in diameter, shall be placed as near the line of thrust 
as practicable, and in any event shall be spaced not more 
than eight times the depth of the beams, and not more 
than eight feet. 

Where beams or channels are used in pairs they shall be Beams, etc., 

, . , , . ^ 1 J J used in pairs 

connected with steel or iron separators near each end and to be con- 
at each concentrated load and not more than five feet apart 
elsewhere, and beams twelve inches or more in depth, if 
connected by bolted separators, shall have two bolts for 
each separator. 

Steel Columns. — Steel column ends shall either be ma- steel columns. 
chine faced and brought into actual contact, or full riveted 
connections shall be provided to develop the strength of 
columns. Latticing and tie plates shall be provided in 
accordance with good engineering practice. 

Plate Girders. — In proportioning the flanges of plate piate girders, 
girders one eighth of the web may be considered as available 
in each flange. When the top flange is not stayed laterally 
at distances of twenty times its breadth the stresses shall be 
reduced as required in section fourteen. Stiffeners, properly 
fitted at ends, shall be provided over supports and under 
concentrated loads with sufiicient area in the outstanding 
legs to transmit the stresses in bearing at twenty thousand 
pounds per square inch, and with sufficient rivets to transmit 
the stresses to the web. Intermediate stiffeners shall be 
so spaced that the clear distance between the stiffeners, or 
the clear distance between flange angles, shall not exceed > 
that given by formula. 

d=;^(12,000-s) 
40 

where d is the clear distance between stiffeners or flange 
angles 

t is the thickness of web 

s is the shear per square inch. 

Trusses. — Trusses shall be designed so that the stresses Trusses. 
in each member can be calculated with reasonable accuracy 



242 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



Riveting. 



by statical methods. The centre of gravity lines of members 
meeting at a joint shall, if possible, intersect at a point. 
Eccentricity due to a non-fulfillment of this rule shall be 
allowed for in the computations. The centre of gravity of a 
group of rivets connecting one member to another shall, in 
general, lie as nearly as practicable in the centre of gravity 
line of the member. Trusses shall be properly braced. 

Riveting. — In skeleton construction, all splices in columns, 
all connections of girders or beams to columns, and all 
connections subject to a reversal of stress shall be made by 
means of rivets. In all types of construction, splices in 
girders and chords of trusses and connections carrying 
heavy stresses shall be riveted. Minor connections, such as 
floor stringers to girders, carrying moderate stresses may be 
either riveted or bolted. 



1907, 550, § 17, 
etc., amended. 



Classification 
of buildings. 



First class 
buildings. 



CLASSIFICATION. 

First and Second Class Buildings. 

Section 7. Said chapter five hundred and fifty as 
amended in section seventeen by section four of chapter 
seven hundred and eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fourteen and by chapter one hundred and eighteen 
of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen, is 
hereby further amended by striking out said section seven- 
teen and substituting the following: — Section 17. — Every 
building hereafter erected more than seventy-five feet in 
height, or hereafter increased in height to more than seventy- 
five feet, shall be a first class building. Every second class 
building hereafter erected and more than four stories in 
height, and any second class building now in existence and 
increased in height to more than four stories shall have the 
first floor and the basement and cellar stories of first class 
construction. Every hotel, tenement house and lodging 
house hereafter erected covering more than three thousand 
five hundred square feet, or more than five stories in height, 
shall be a first class building; and every building altered or 
enlarged and occupied or to be occupied as a hotel, tene- 
ment or lodging house to be in excess of sixty feet in height, 
or in excess of three thousand five hundred square feet in 
superficial area, or in excess of five stories in height, shall be 
a first class building. Every building hereafter erected 
within the building limits to be occupied as a permanent 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 243 

schoolhouse shall be a first class building. Every building 
hereafter erected as a theatre, and every building hereafter 
altered to be occupied as a theatre, shall be a first class 
building. Every building hereafter erected for, altered to or 
converted to use as a moving picture house shall be a first 
class building. All other buildings may be of second or Buildings of 

'^ . o ^ second or third 

thu-d class construction. class con- 

Except as is otherwise provided herein, new buildings construction 
adapted for habitations, and not more than five stories in ^°fi^|f„yf 
height, may be erected of second class construction, but no adapted for 
such building shall exceed three thousand five hundred etc. 
square feet in superficial area or sixty feet in height. The 
first story or basement, or both the first story and basement, 
in such buildings, so constructed, remodelled or enlarged, 
may be used for mercantile purposes, provided, that the Proviso, 
first floor and the basement and cellar stories shall be of 
first class construction, and any stairway leading from the 
first floor to the basement or from the basement to the 
cellar shall be enclosed in masonry walls not less than eight 
inches thick or with two inch solid metal and plaster partition, 
with self-closing fireproof doors at the top and bottom of 
the stairway. 

RESTRICTION OF AREAS. Restriction of 

areas. 

Any first class building used above the first floor as a Certain first 
warehouse or store for the storage or sale of merchandise buildings to 
shall have all vertical openings protected by fireproof en- &Jproof 
closures. Such enclosures shall, if enclosing stairs or es- ®'^<='°3"''*^^' ^^'^■ 
calators, have automatic doors, and all glass in the enclosure 
shall be wire glass. 

Such a building shall be so divided by brick walls built ^."^^j^^''" 
like party walls with the same openings allowed, that no 
space inside the buildings shall exceed in area ten thousand 
square feet, except that when any such building has a frontage 
of not less than fifty feet on each of two streets, such space 
may exceed ten thousand square feet in area, provided that Proviso, 
buildings in which such extension of area beyond ten thou- 
sand square feet is permitted shall have automatic fire 
sprinklers installed and means of ingress and egress satis- 
factory to the commissioner and the board of appeal. 

Second class buildings used above the first floor as ware- ^i^g^bufidl^^, 
houses or stores for the storage or sale of merchandise shall ^ow divided, 
be so divided by brick walls, built like party walls with the 
same openings allowed, that no space inside such buildings 



244 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



Certain second 
class build- 
ings, vertical 
openings for 
elevators, etc. 



Means of egress 
from buildings 
used above first 
floor for stor- 
age or sale of 
merchandise. 



shall exceed in area ten thousand square feet, and no existing 
wall in any second class building shall be removed so as to 
leave an area of more than ten thousand square feet, nor 
shall any existing wall separating areas which combined 
would exceed ten thousand square feet in area, have open- 
ings cut in it greater in area or number than is allowed in 
this act for party walls. 

Every second class building more than three stories high 
and used above the first floor as a warehouse or store for 
the storage or sale of merchandise, shall have all vertical 
openings for elevators and stairways, air or light shafts, 
through its floors protected by fireproof enclosures. Such 
enclosures shall be supported by fireproof supports and 
framing, and shall, if enclosing stairs or escalators, have 
automatic doors, and all glass in the enclosure shall be wire 
glass. 

No building used above the first floor for the storage or 
sale of merchandise shall have less than two means of egress 
from every story, one of which means may be either an 
outside fire escape or through a brick wall closed by auto- 
matic doors into a building of the same class; except that 
an independent monumental stairway extending from the 
basement to the second floor may be constructed. 



Buildings for 

manufacturing 

purposes. 



BUILDINGS FOR MANUFACTURING PURPOSES. 

Buildings outside the building limits and adapted ex- 
clusively for manufacturing, storage, mechanical or stable 
purposes, may be built under such conditions as the com- 
missioner shall prescribe. If of wood such buildings shall 
not exceed forty-five feet in height. 



1907, 550. § 20, 
amended. 



Foundation 
loads to be 
carried down 
to satisfactory 
bearing 
Bftaterial, etc. 



FOUNDATIONS OF BUILDINGS. 

Section 8. Said chapter five hundred and fifty is hereby 
further amended by striking out section twenty and substi- 
tuting the following : — Section 20. — The foundation loads 
of every building, except temporary structures shall be 
carried down to a satisfactory bearing material by means of 
properly designed walls, piers, grillages or piling which shall 
be so designed, located or otherwise disposed as to permit 
the entire loads which they transmit to be distributed over 
the bearing area with a unit intensity which shall not exceed 
the allowable value given in this section. The bearing area 
of any pile is the area over which it distributes its load. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 245 

The footing of every foundation shall be carried down at Footing of 
least four feet below any adjoining surface exposed to freezing, 
and no footing shall be started on soil which is in a frozen 
condition. Foundations shall not be laid in freezing weather 
unless adequate precautions are taken against frost action. 

For the purposes of this section "satisfactory bearing '^f^^^^^^^^/ 
material " shall mean only ledge rock in its natural bed, teriai," defined, 
natural deposits of sand, gravel or clay, and any combination 
of the foregoing materials which does not contain or does 
not overlie an appreciable amount of organic material. 

In the absence of satisfactory tests of their sustaining Unit pressures 
power, the maximum allowable bearing values of the above bearing values 
materials shall be limited by the following unit pressures : — maleriais. 

Solid ledge rock, 100 tons per square foot. 

Shale and hardpan, 10 tons per square foot. 

Gravel, compact sand and hard yellow 

clay, 6 tons per square foot. 

Dry or wet sand of coarse or medium 

sized grains, hard blue clay mixed or 

unmixed with sand, disintegrated ledge 

rock, 5 tons per square foot. 

Medium stiff or plastic clay mixed or 

unmixed with sand, or fine grained dry 

sand, . 4 tons per square foot. 

Fine grained wet sand (confined), . . 3 tons per square foot. 
Soft clay protected against lateral dis- 
placement, 2 tons per square foot. 

Definitions. — (a) Solid ledge: Naturally formed rock, g^fj^'j^j^^l; 
such as the granites and others of similar hardness and 
soundness, normally requiring blasting for their removal. 

(6) Shale: Laminated slate or clay rocks removable with ^^'''^• 
more or less difficulty by picking. 

(c) Hardpan: A thoroughly cemented mixture of sand Hardpan. 
and pebbles or of sand, pebbles and clay, with or without a 
mixture of boulders and difficult to remove by picking. 

(d) Gravel: A natural uncemented mixture of coarse or Oravei. 
medium grained sand with a substantial amount of pebbles 
measuring one fourth of an inch or more in diameter. 

(e) Sand (compact) : Requiring picking for its removal. pactV'^'"" 
(/) Sand (loose): Requiring shovelling only. Sand (loose). 
(g) Sand (medium grain) : Individual grains readily dis- Sand (medium 

tinguishable by eye though not of pronounced size. ^'^'^"^ ' 

(h) Sand (fine grained): Individual grains distinguished ^ned"^ 
by eye only with difficulty. 



246 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



Hard clay. 

Disintegrated 
ledge rock. 



Medium clay. 



Soft clay. 



Thickness of 
foundation 
beds, etc. 



Unit intensity 
of load upon 
bearing area, 
etc. 



Character and 
depth of 
soil, etc., 
to be deter- 
mined prior to 
issuance of 

§ermit for 
uilding, etc. 



Foundations 
for first and 
second class 
buildings. 



Stone 
foundations. 



Rubble 
foundations 



Footings. 



(i) Hard clay: Requiring picking for its removal. 

(j) Disintegrated ledge rock: Residual deposits of de- 
composed ledge. 

(A) Medium clay: Stiff and plastic but capable of being 
spaded. 

(/) Soft clay: Putty-like in consistency and changing 
shape readily under relatively slight pressure. 

The materials described in items c, d, e, f, g, i, j, k shall 
be in relatively thick beds, if full loading value is used. 
Otherwise, if underlaid by a softer material, the value 
assigned to that material shall be used. 

Wherever a building or structure is to rest in part only 
upon solid ledge, the unit intensity of load upon the balance 
of the bearing area shall be not more than one half of the 
values given above for the several classes of soil. 

Prior to the issuance of a permit for any permanent build- 
ing or structure, the owner shall, by means of open pits or 
by test borings carried at least ten feet into a satisfactory 
bearing material other than ledge rock, determine the 
character and depth of the soil underlying the proposed site, 
and a certified copy of the reports of all borings and test 
pits so taken, together with samples, taken dry, of the 
material selected for a foundation bearing, shall be filed with 
the commissioner for his approval and classification. The 
number and location of borings taken, together with the 
method used in making and reporting them shall be as 
directed by the commissioner. 

Foundations for first and second class buildings may be 
of brick, stone or concrete. The thickness shall be as stated 
in section twenty-three with the further provision that all 
foundation walls below grade shall be figured as retaining 
walls when they act as such. 

Foundations of stone shall be of square split stone except 
that rubble stone shall be allowed under buildings outside 
of the fire limits, but only when such buildings do not exceed 
forty-five feet in height and the foundation wall is less than 
ten feet in depth. No rubble foundation shall be less than 
twenty inches in thickness. All walls shall be properly bonded 
by through courses. 

Footings. — The footings of foundation walls or piers shall 
consist of footing stones, concrete, reinforced concrete con- 
struction or steel grillages. Footings of wood construction 
may be used provided that they are to be entirely below 
the permanent ground water level. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 247 

Footing Stones, — Footing stones shall be at least ten Footing stones. 
inches in thickness. They shall be fully bedded upon the 
bearing soil. 

Concrete Footings. — Concrete footings shall be not less Concrete 
than twelve inches in thickness. They may be either stepped 
or battered to meet the wall or pier which they support. 
The offset of each step or the angle of batter shall be such as 
not to exceed the allowable stresses in the concrete. If 
battered footings are used there shall be a square shoulder 
at the base which shall be not less than four inches in height. 

Steel grillage foundations shall have at least six inches of foundltioM^ 
concrete below, and shall be entirely embedded in and 
surrounded by concrete at least four inches thick between 
steel and earth, and the concrete shall be no poorer than one 
part Portland cement and seven and one half parts aggre- 
gate, measured before mixing. 

Footing Loads. — Provision shall be made in determining Footing loads, 
the required area of footings for safely supporting the full 
dead loads and the figured live loads on the lowest tier of 
columns, piers or walls, plus the weight of the footings 
themselves and such backfilling and overlying basement 
floor loads as may come vertically over the projecting spread 
of the footing. 

Foundation Piers and Caissons. — The foundation of any Foundation 
building or structure may be carried down to ledge or other c^ssons!^ 
satisfactory bearing material by isolated piers of approved 
masonry or by open or pneumatic caissons, so designed that 
the working stresses in the materials and on the soil do not 
exceed those established by this act. 

PILE FOUNDATIONS. 

Section 9. Said chapter five hundred and fifty is hereby ^^^'jj^^^^j ^ ^'' 
further amended by striking out section twenty-one and 
substituting the following : — Section 21 . — General Require- General 
ments. — The supporting value of piles shall be obtained supporting 
from embedment in or bearing on material as firm as can how obtamed, 
practically be obtained, and. the method of driving shall be ®*^*^- 
such as not to impair their strength. The frictional value 
observed in driving for that part of piles embedded in or 
passing through such materials as peat, silt, or fill overlying 
such material, shall not be relied upon for support. No pile 
or group of piles shall be loaded eccentrically, except in 
cases where it is impracticable to avoid it. In such cases 



248 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



Piling for 
columns, pier 
footings, light 
wall founda- 
tions, etc. 



Proviso. 



Piles under 
masonry 
buildings to be 
capped, etc. 



Capping piles 
with timber, 
etc. 



Broken piles, 
etc. 



Sustaining 
power of piles, 
etc. 
Wooden piles. 



the unit stress allowable for piles shall not be exceeded. Any 
type of pile construction not provided for in this section 
shall meet such requirements as may be prescribed by the 
commissioner. 

A detached column or pier footing supported by piling 
shall rest upon not less than three piles, but column or pier 
footings supported by proper and permanent masonry or 
steel construction which provides lateral support in all direc- 
tions may each rest upon a single pile if the allowable load 
per pile is not exceeded. Light wall foundations may be 
supported by a single row of piles: provided, that the length 
of wall unsupported laterally by proper masonry or steel 
construction does not exceed ten feet. All other founda- 
tion walls requiring piling shall rest upon at least two rows 
of piles, the rows to be at least two feet on centres for build- 
ings up to thirty feet in height. For buildings exceeding 
thirty feet in height, if not more than two rows of piles are 
used, the rows shall be spread not less than three feet on 
centres. 

Piles under masonry buildings shall be capped with con- 
crete or with block granite. If capped with plain concrete 
the proportion shall be one part Portland cement to not more 
than seven and one half parts aggregate, and the capping 
shall be not less than sixteen inches high above the pile 
heads. All concrete capping shall fill the space between 
and around them for a depth of six inches and shall extend 
for not less than six inches beyond the outer edge of the 
pile cluster. No rubble concrete shall be used for pile capping. 
If capped with block granite, each block shall have a firm 
bearing on not less than three piles, shall be not less than 

twelve inches thick, and shall project sufiiciently to cover 

fully all pile heads. 

Piles supporting steel or wooden buildings without masonry 

walls or floors may be capped with timber not less than six 

inches thick, securely joined together and to the piles. 
The commissioner shall require additional piles to be 

driven for all piles which are broken, broomed or injured in 

any way, and for piles having a lower sustaining power than 

that required for the work. 

The sustaining power of piles driven by jetting shall be 

determined by test loads as directed by the commissioners. 
Wooden Piks. — Wooden piles shall be single sticks, 

except as prescribed elsewhere, cut from sound live trees, 

shall be close grained and solid, free from defects, such as 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 249 

injurious ring shakes, unsound or loose knots, or decay, 
which may materially impair their strength or durability. 
Piles must be butt-cut above the ground swell and have a 
uniform taper from butt to tip. 

Short Bends not allowed. — A line drawn from the centre sbort bends 
of the butt to the centre of the tip shall be within the body "° '^ o""^ • 
of the pile. 

All knots shall be trimmed close to the body of the pile. 
All piles shall be at least six inches in average diameter at 
tip under the bark. 

Inspection of All Piles. — The commissioner shall require inspection of 
a competent inspector qualified by experience and training 
and satisfactory to him, to be on the work at all times while 
piles are being driven, and the inspector shall keep an accurate 
record of the length, size of tip and butt of each pile, the 
weight and fall of the hammer and the penetration of each 
pile for each of the last three blows. 

Square timber of approved quality may be used as piling, Square timber 
in which case the average cross-section shall be not less 
than ten inches by ten inches, and the tip not less than six 
inches by six inches. 

Pile heads shall be cut to sound wood before capping is Cutting of pile 

, , i i tj heads, etc. 

placed. 

Loads on Wooden Piles. — Wooden piles driven through .^"odln piles. 
fill, silt, peat or other soil incapable of adequately resisting 
lateral bending, to hardpan or ledge, or deriving their value 
from embedments of less than one twelfth their length in 
approved soil, shall be figured as columns, using the table 
for timber compression members, and using an area equal to 
the middle cross-section of the pile. All such piles shall be 
of hard wood such as oak, southern yellow pine or similar 
woods, if the commissioner shall so decide. 

The safe load on all other wooden piles driven by drop 
hammer shall not exceed twelve tons each for spruce, Norway 
pine or other soft woods, nor fifteen tons each for southern 
yellow pine, oak or woods of similar strength, and shall be 
Hmited by the following formula :■ — ^ 

2WH 



P plus 1 



When testing for their value the pile head shall have sound ^^*'"ruL°'^ 
wood and the fall of the hammer shall be ten feet. ^aiue of piles. 



250 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



The safe supporting value of wooden piles when driven by 
single acting power hammer shall be limited by the following 
formula : — 



L= 



2WH 
P plus 0.1 



In these formula^: 



L is the allowable load in pounds. 

W is the weight of the hammer or striking parts in pounds. 

H is the fall of the hammer in feet. 

P is the average penetration in inches under the last three blows 
after the pile has been driven to a point where successive 
blows produce approximately equal or uniformly decreasing 
penetration. 



DLstance 
between 
wooden piles, 
etc. 



Depth to which 
wooden piles 
may be 
driven, etc. 

Proviso. 



The distance between wooden piles shall be not less than 
twenty-four inches on centres. The tops of all wooden piles 
shall be cut at an elevation not higher than grade 5.00, except 
that the commissioner may in his discretion permit a higher 
point of cut off, but not exceeding grade 9,00 in localities 
where the level of the ground water fluctuates with the tidal 
variations. 

Wooden piles may be driven to a depth not exceeding ten 
feet below the ground surface by means of properly designed 
followers: provided, that such followers are constructed of 
steel or iron, and are equipped with a suitable cast iron or 
steel socket which encases the pile head sufficiently to avoid 
injury to them during the driving process. Before using 
such a follower the pile head shall be cut or trimmed so as to 
expose a sound section of timber on which the follower 
shall rest. If wooden driving blocks are inserted between 
the follower and pile hammer they shall be not more than 
twelve inches in height, of hard wood, and shall be replaced 
as often as their fibers become ruptured. In case followers 
are used, the sustaining value of the pile as determined by 
the driving formula shall be reduced twenty-five per cent 
unless test loads are applied, in which case the commis- 
sioner may allow a higher unit loading not exceeding the 
maximum prescribed by this section. 



Pre-cast con- 
crete piles. 



CONCRETE PILES. 



Pre-cast Concrete Piles. — Pre-cast concrete piles shall be 
properly designed and reinforced to permit handling and 
driving without injury. The amount of longitudinal rein- 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 251 

forcing employed shall be not less than two per cent nor 
more than four per cent, with bands or hoops not less than 
one fourth of an inch in diameter and spaced not further 
than ten inches. They shall be thoroughly cured before 
driving. The diameter or lateral dimension of such a pile 
shall be not less than eight inches at the point, and shall 
average not less than eleven inches. The length shall not 
exceed thirty times the average diameter when the pile is 
driven through fill, silt, peat or other material having rela- 
tively little lateral stiffness, to ledge or hardpan, or when it 
derives its value from embedment of less than one twelfth 
its length in approved soil, nor forty times the average 
diameter in any case. When driven to ledge or hardpan the 
allowable load on any such pile shall not exceed four hundred 
pounds per square inch on the concrete at the average cross 
section, and six thousand pounds per square inch on the 
longitudinal reinforcement. 

All pre-cast concrete piles shall be protected against damage Cushion cap, 
in driving by the use of a suitable cushion cap of approved ^ 
design, and when driven to ledge shall be provided with a 
metal shoe having ample bearing surface. 

Cast in Place Concrete Piles. — Concrete piles cast in Cast in place 
place shall be so made and placed as to insure the exclusion '^^^'^ « p es. 
of any foreign matter, and to secure a perfect full sized 
shape, and shall be spaced at least three feet, centre to 
centre, and more if the commissioner so decides. The 
average diameter of any such pile in place shall be not less 
than eleven inches, and the diameter of the tip shall be not 
less than eight inches. The length shall not exceed thirty 
times the average diameter when the pile is driven through 
fill, silt, peat or other material having relatively little lateral 
stiffness, to ledge or hardpan, or when it derives its value 
from embedment of less than one twelfth its length in ap- 
proved soil, nor forty times the average diameter in any 
case. When driven to ledge or hardpan the allowable load 
on any such pile shall not exceed four hundred pounds per 
square inch on the concrete at the average section. 

General Provisions. — Metal tubes five sixteenths of an General provi- 
inch thick or less, remaining in the ground, shall not be con- Certain metai 

. , , . J, , " rn. 1 • 1 I • c tubes not to be 

sidered as remrorcement. i o be considered as reinrorce- considered as 
ment, all steel rods shall be embedded in and covered by etc" *"^*'®™^° ' 
three inches of concrete. 

The safe load for all concrete piles not driven to ledge Safe load for 
shall be determined by the commissioner, who may, if he piles, how 



252 Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 

determined. decms it nccessary, require one or more tests of the same to 
be made at the expense of the owner of the proposed building 
or structure, or of the party causing the piles to be driven, 
but the commissioner shall not allow a greater load than 
one half of the test load giving three eighths inch total settle- 
ment, such total settlement to remain constant for a period 
of twenty-four hours, nor shall the prescribed unit stresses 
be exceeded. Such tests shall be made under the supervision 
of the commissioner, and the results shall be filed in his 
office. No concrete pile shall be allowed a greater load 
than thirty tons in any case. 

Load testa, All load tcsts shall be conducted in accordance with 

how conducted, ,,. ij1i,i •• i,i. 

etc. regulations promulgated by the commissioner and to his 

satisfaction, but in the absence of such regulations all load 
tests shall be in accordance with regulations formulated by 
the commissioner, and to his satisfaction, but in the absence 
of such regulations, they shall be continued until at least 
twice the working load allowed has been put upon the pile, 
and an accurate record shall be kept, to the nearest one 
sixteenth inch of settlement for and after each increment 
of load has been added. Increments of load shall not exceed 
ten thousand pounds each, and at least eight hours shall 
elapse between the addition of successive increments. Test 
loads shall be applied at capping grade. 

TOnirete'for "^11 coHcrcte for coucrctc piles shall be mixed in the pro- 

piies. portion of one part Portland cement to not more than six 

parts of aggregate, and with a sufficient amount of water to 
produce a plastic or viscous consistency. 

Concrete piles Concretc pllcs shall be capped with concrete masonry 

to be capped, ^ -^ ^ 

etc. only. 

CELLARS — RAT-PROOFING. 

1907. 550, § 22, SECTION 10. Said chapter five hundred and fifty is 
hereby further amended by striking out section twenty-two 
and substituting the following: — Section 22. — Cellars. — 

Protection from fhc Cellar of cvcry building, where the grade or nature of 
the ground so requires, shall be sufficiently protected from 
water and damp by a bed at least two inches thick over the 
whole, of concrete, cement and gravel, tar and gravel, or 
asphalt, or by bricks laid in cement. No cellar or basement 
floor of any building shall be constructed below the grade of 
twelve feet above mean low water, unless such cellar is 
made waterproof. All metal foundations and all structural 
metal work underground shall be protected from dampness 



amended. 
Cellars 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 253 

by concrete, waterproofed where necessary, or by other 
material approved by the commissioner. 

Rat-Proofing. — The cellar of every building hereafter Rat-prooSng. 
erected within the building limits shall be made rat-proof 
by the use of masonry or metal. All openings in foundations, 
cellars and basements in such buildings, except for doors 
and hatchways, and except also for such windows wholly 
above ground as may be exempted by the commissioner in 
his discretion, shall be completely covered with screens of 
metal having meshes of not more than one half of an inch in 
least dimension and constructed of rods or wire of not less 
than twenty gauge. 

THICKNESS OF WALLS. 

Section 1 1 . Said chapter five hundred and fifty is i907, 550, § 23. 
hereby further amended by striking out section twenty- ^^'''^®'^- 
three and substituting the following: — Section 23. — For Basement waii. 
the purposes of this section a basement wall shall be con- stmed!" 
strued to include any exterior wall between the ground and 
the first floor, and any party, fire and bearing walls from the 
top of foundations to the first floor. 

The thickness of masonry walls shall be in all cases, irre- Thickness of 
spective of the requirements of this section, sufiicient to "^° '^^ 
keep the stresses in the masonry within the working stresses 
prescribed by this act. 

For single family dwellings not over three stories high ^fg^^fo^^ °^ 
with wooden floor beams spanning not more than fifteen dwellings not 

ov6r tfirGG 

feet, all exterior, party, bearing or fire walls shall be not less stories high, 
than twelve inches thick for basement walls and eight inches 
thick above the basement: ■provided, however, that the ends Proviso, 
of floor timbers on opposite sides of a wall in such buildings 
shall not be nearer than eight inches to each other. 

For dwellings not over three stories high with floors 
spanning not more than twenty feet, all exterior walls shall 
be not less than twelve inches thick for basement walls and 
eight inches thick above the basement, and all party, fire, 
and bearing walls shall be not less than twelve inches thick. 
In case any part of such a building is adapted for any use 
other than habitation, all walls surrounding that part of the 
building shall be not less than twelve inches thick. 

For all other residences and for hotels, lodging houses, Thickness of 
boarding houses, clubs, convents, hospitals, asylums and other residences 
detention buildings, all exterior, party, fire and bearing walls ^dging^^houses. 



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above foundations shall have the following minimum thick- 
ness in inches: — 



Stories. 


Base- 
ment. 


1. 


2. 


3. 


4. 


5. 


6. 7. 8. 

1 


1 story building, 


12 


12 
















2 story building, 


12 


12 


12 














3 story building, 


12 


12 


12 


12 












4 story building, . 


12 


12 


12 


12 


12 










5 story building. 


16 


12 


12 


12 


12 


12 








6 story building. 


16 


16 


12 


12 


12 


12 


12 






7 story building, . 


16 


16 


16 


12 


12 


12 


12 


12 




8 story building, . 


20 


16 


16 


16 


12 


12 


12 


12 


12 



waiis^of li?^ ^°^ ^^^ other buildings, all exterior, party, fire and bearing 

other buildings, walls abovc fouudatioiis shall have the following minimum 
thickness in inches : — 



Stories. 


Base- 
ment. 


1. 


2. 


3. 


4. 


5. 


6. 


7. 


8. 


1 story building, . 


12 


12 • 
















2 story building. 


12 


12 


12 














3 story building. 


16 


12 


12 


12 












4 story building, 


16 


16 


12 


12 


12 










5 story building. 


16 


10 


16 


12 


12 


12 








6 story building. 


20 


16 


16 


16 


12 


12 


12 






7 story building, 


20 


20 


16 


16 


16 


12 


12 


12 




8 story building, . 


20 


20 


20 


16 


16 


16 


12 


12 


12 



( 1 In case the floor area is less than 500 square feet, the wall thickness may be 8 inches. ) 



Proviso. 



Thickness of 

foundation 

walls. 



Provided, however, that if any part of any building is lower 
than the rest, the lower part may have walls of thicknesses 
required for a building of height equal to that of the low 
part. 

The foundation walls shall be at least four inches thicker 
than the required thickness of the walls of the first story. 
The thickness herein given shall apply to all masomy walls 
unless they are reinforced by a frame or skeleton of steel or 
reinforced concrete. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 255 

For the purposes of this section any balcony or mezzanine ^akony^or 
„ jor of more than ten feet span shall be considered as forming flo^v^et^c^.^ 
a story in fixing the thickness of the walls which support it. forming a 



floor of more than ten feet span shall be considered as torming flo°r^.^et^c^^ ^ 
story in fixing the thickness of the walls which support it. forming a 
In reckoning the thickness of walls, ashlar shall not be f„°^^g;^oning 



considered unless the walls are at least sixteen inches thick thickness ^ 
and the ashlar is at least eight inches thick, or unless alternate n°'J°jt.e ^n- 
courses are at least four and eight inches to allow bonding 
with the backing. Ashlar shall be held by metal clamps to 
the backing or be properly bonded to the same. 

Non-bearing walls not used for fire or party walls may be ™^^ness^of 
four inches less in thickness than is required by the preceding waiis. 
tables; and such walls supporting stairs or stair landings 
may be eight inches less: provided, hoicever, that no such ^°^'s°- 
non-bearing or stair wall shall be less than eight inches 
thick nor have a greater height unstayed laterally than 
thirty times its thickness, except with the approval of the 
commissioner. 

Curtain walls between columns, buttresses or projecting ™';H°e^«jf _ 
piers may be thinner than is required by the preceding etc' 
tables: provided, however, that in single family houses not Proviso, 
over three stories high such curtain walls shall be not less 
than four inches thick, and in all other buildings such curtain 
walls shall be not less than twelve inches thick for fire or 
party walls nor less than eight inches thick for exterior 
walls, except that the parts between the top of one window 
opening and the bottom of the window opening above, if 
faced with metal, shall be backed by at least four inches of 
incombustible material. No curtain wall exceeding twenty 
feet in length shall have a greater height unstayed laterally 
than thirty times its thickness. 

Hollow block walls shall have the same minimum thickness Thickn^s o^ 
as is required for brick walls, but shall not be used for bear- waiis, con- 
ing walls in buildings over four stories high. Solid unrein- '"^^^''^ ^• 
forced concrete walls shall have the same minimum thickness 
as required for brick walls. Reinforced concrete walls shall 
be of the thickness and construction required by the com- 
missioner, subject to the requirements of section fifteen. 

BRICKWORK — BONDING. 

Section 12. Said chapter five hundred and fifty is loo:, sso, § 25, 
hereby further amended by striking out section twenty-five ^™^" *" 
and substituting the following: — Section 25. — Every eighth bonS""^ ~ 
course, at least, of a brick wall shall be a full heading or 



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bonding course, except where walls are faced wuth face 
brick, in which case in every eighth course at least every 
other brick shall be a full header. No diagonal header ties 
shall be used. 

In a skeleton frame building brick facing of not more than 
four inches in thickness may be bonded to the frame by 
metal ties if other suitable precautions satisfactory to the 
commissioner are taken. Such ties shall be of galvanized 
wire or other suitable material satisfactory to him. 



1907. 550, § 32, 
etc., amended. 



Fire protection. 



Concrete. 



Terra cotta. 



Brickwork. 

Other materials 
or forms of 
construction. 



FIRE PROTECTION. 

Section 13. Said chapter five hundred and fifty as 
amended in section thirty-two by section five of chapter 
seven hundred and eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fourteen is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section thirty-two and substituting the following: — 
Section 32. — All structural metal supporting or forming 
part of the frame, floors, roof or columns of any building, 
except as otherwise exempted in this act, shall be protected 
against the effect of heat. 

Protection shall consist of: 

(o) Concrete. — Cast in forms around and in direct con- 
tact with the structural members and reinforced with iron 
or clamps or hangers or with wires in such a manner as to 
form a thorough bond. Concrete filling may be deemed pro- 
tection for the upper flanges where arch construction is 
used; 

(6) Terra Cotta. — Clamped in place with steel clamps or 
wrapped securely with number twelve galvanized iron wire 
or metal lath in such manner as to hold each block in place, 
set in mortar no poorer than one part natural cement and 
two parts sand and (except where arches abut) plastered 
with the same mortar at least one half inch thick, and at 
least thick enough to make the entire protection as thick as 
required in paragraph three. Terra cotta blocks may be 
hollow but each face shall be solid, and no shell or web 
shall be less than three quarter inches thick; 

(c) Brickwork. — Set in cement mortar; 

{d) Any material or form of construction that will resist 
the action of flames and a heat of seventeen hundred degrees 
Fahrenheit for at least two hours without raising the temper- 
ature of the material to be protected above five hundred 
and fifty degrees Fahrenheit, through a thickness of two 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 257 

inches, as determined by fire and water tests for fireproofing 
construction adopted by the American Society for Testing 
Materials. 

This protection shall be, unless it is otherwise provided materfalf iSid 
herein, at least three quarter inches thick and at least of the [H^f^^ p™- 
thickness named in the following table: — 

On columns carrying masonry walls : — 

One and one half inches against the edges of flanges ; 

Four inches elsewhere. 
On columns carrying floors or roofs or both : — 

One and one half inches against the edges of flanges; 

Three inches elsewhere. 
On beams, girders or trusses carrying masonry walls: — 

One inch on top; 

Two inches elsewhere. 
On beams, girders, or trusses carrying floors or roofs or both: — 

One inch on top; 

One and one half inches elsewhere. 
On beams deeper than fifteen inches or having a flange width of 
more than seven and one half inches : — 

One inch on top; 

Two inches elsewhere. 
On lugs, brackets, braces and similar minor construction members 
and beyond the tips of rivets : — 

Three quarters of an inch. 

About isolated columns on the exterior of buildings, the 
thickness of protection may be reduced to one inch, when 
the same is covered with an outer shell of cast iron or steel. 

Plaster on metal lath shall not be considered as a fire Piaster on 
protection for steel or iron structural members, except that to^be <»n- "°* 
where suspended ceilings of metal lath and plaster leave not tectfon in"^ ce?-°' 
less than one inch of air space against the protective covering *^" ''^^' ®*''- 
of such structural member, the protective covering may be 
one inch in thickness. 

Metal lath and plaster used for the requirements of this Thickness of 
section shall have a total thickness, not counting clinches, piaster, etc. 
of not less than three quarters of an inch. 

No pipes, wires, cables or other material shall be embedded No pipes, etc 
in the required fireproofing of columns or other structural of columns, etc. 
members. 

The above requirements as to fire protection shall not Requirements 

1 • J.U J? 11 • not to apply 

apply m the rollOWmg cases: in certain cases. 

(a) Structural metal in second or third class buildings in 
any case in which wood without fire protection would be 
permissible under this act. 



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Protection for 
steel and iron 
work in 

buildings being 
altered, etc. 

Guards to be 
applied to 
protective 
material, etc. 



Parts of 
certain 

buildings to be 
firestopped, etc. 



(b) Structural metal which faces on enclosed spaces that 
are strutted up or hung down from floors or roofs where the 
tops, bottoms and walls or partitions of such spaces are pro- 
tected against fire on the outer side, as required elsewhere in 
this act. 

(c) Lintel angles under stone or brick unless over ten 
feet span. 

(d) Buildings built in whole or in part of a better class of 
construction than is required by this act shall be required 
to have only such protection for structural metal as would 
be required in a building of the type that would be allowed 
in the given case. 

(e) Metal work in a non-bearing partition, and for furrings 
and metal used only to support finish or equipment, and for 
metal of stair construction, suspension rods for balconies, 
steel work of theatre stages, fly galleries and rigging lofts. 

(/) Metal, other than columns, carrying no other loads 
than roof loads (without roof gardens), ceilings, or suspended 
balconies not over eight feet wide. When a suspended ceiling 
is used it shall be of metal lath and plaster with all hanging 
rods, ties, stiffening, and the like, of metal. 

In work in connection with alterations of existing buildings, 
the character and amount of protection for steel and iron 
work shall be made satisfactory to the commissioner. 

Whenever any protective material or structural metal is, 
in the opinion of the commissioner, liable to injury by trucks 
or merchandise, wood or metal guards shall be applied as 
he may require. 

In buildings of third class construction the exterior walls 
at each floor level, and all spaces between joists over girders 
and bearing partitions, and from plate to roof boarding, shall 
be firestopped with masonry or metal. 

In buildings of second class construction spaces between 
strap furring on brick walls shall be filled for a distance of 
five inches below and five inches above the floor beams with 
mortar, and all spaces between joists over girders and bear- 
ing partitions, and from plate to roof boarding shall be fire- 
stopped with masonry not less than four inches thick. 

In buildings of second or third class construction spaces 
between rafters, over furring enclosing spaces under the 
roof, shall be firestopped with wood or metal, and spaces 
between stringers of stairs and joists of landings, unless 
stairs are unceiled or of incombustible materials, shall be 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 259 

firestopped with masonry or metal or not less than seven 
eighths of an inch of wood, at least twice in each flight of 
stairs. All spaces around chimneys shall be thoroughly 
firestopped with sheet metal, metal lath and plaster, or 
masonry. 

Firestopping shall completely fill all openings where it is 
applied; all chases or enclosures for pipes shall be firestopped 
adjacent to other required firestopping and by the same 
materials, except that metal lath and plaster may be used. 

No building operations shall be permitted which will 
create unnecessary permanent spaces where rats will find 
refuge from their enemies and breed. 

In every building of second or third class construction 
each floor shall be thoroughly stopped by a continuous layer 
of asbestos fabric, magneso calcite or other fire-resisting 
material approved by the commissioner. 

Furnaces and Smoke Pipes. — The tops of all heating Furnaces and 
furnaces and smoke pipes shall be at least one foot below the 
nearest wooden beams or ceilings. All ceilings immediately 
over a furnace or boiler, and for six feet on each side thereof, 
and all ceilings over indirect radiators shall, except under 
fireproof floors, be metal-lathed and plastered. 

Register Boxes. ■ — All hot-air register boxes in the floors Register boxes, 
or partitions of buildings shall be set in soapstone or equally 
fireproof borders and not less than two inches in width, shall 
be made of tin plate, and shall have double pipes and boxes 
properly fitted to the soapstone. Hot-air pipes and register 
boxes shall be at least one inch from any woodwork, and 
register boxes shall be fifteen inches by twenty-five inches or 
larger, and their connecting pipes shall be two inches from 
any woodwork. If indirect hot water or indirect steam heat 
is used, the commissioner may modify or dispense with the 
foregoing requirements. 

Vent and Svioke Pipes. — All vent or smoke pipes for vent and 
stoves, furnaces or heaters, not including gas stoves, here- ^^° ^ ^^^^^' 
after installed shall be placed not nearer than twelve inches 
to any lath, plaster or board partition, ceiling or woodwork. 
Where such pipes pass through a lath and plaster or board 
partition, they shall be protected by ventilated metal collars 
at least six inches larger in diameter th'an the pipe. Where 
such pipes enter the chimney, the opening into the same 
shall be protected by a metal collar built at least four inches 
into the brickwork of the chimney. No such pipe shall pass 



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Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



through the roof or exterior wall of any building. Such 
pipes when within eighteen inches of a ceiling shall be pro- 
tected by having the ceiling over them, and at least two 
feet wide, wire-lathed and plastered, or by having a shield 
of metal of the same width hung from the floor timbers, and 
at least six inches distant therefrom. Vent pipes to gas 
stoves, if placed nearer than three inches to any woodwork 
or lath and plaster partition, shall be protected with in- 
combustible material. 



1907. 550. § 33, 
amended. 



Fireproof 
partitions. 



Brick. 
Concrete. 



Cinder con- 
crete. 



Hollow terra 
cotta blocks. 



Hollov/ concrete 
blocks. 



Blocks con- 
sisting of 
gypsum, etc. 



Metal lath. etc. 



Other materials 
or forms of 
construction. 



FIKEPROOF PARTITIONS. 

Section 14. Said chapter five hundred and fifty is 
hereby further amended by striking out section thirty-three 
and substituting the following: — Section 33. — Except as is 
otherwise provided in this section, partitions in buildings of 
first class construction shall be constructed of the materials 
and in the manner herein specified : — 

(a) Brick in cement mortar; 

(6) Concrete, consisting of one part Portland cement and 
not more than three parts of sand and six parts of stone or 
gravel, not less than three inches thick if properly reinforced 
with steel, nor less than four inches thick otherwise; 

(c) Cinder concrete, consisting of one part Portland 
cement and not more than three parts of sand and six parts 
of cinders, not less than four inches thick if properly rein- 
forced with steel, nor less than five inches thick otherwise; 

{d) Hollow terra cotta blocks, laid in cement mortar, not 
less than three inches thick; 

(e) Hollow concrete blocks, of either stone or cinder con- 
crete, laid in cement mortar, not less than three inches 
thick; 

(/) Solid or hollow blocks consisting of gypsum containing 
not more than twenty-five per cent by weight of cinders, 
asbestos fiber, wood chips or vegetable fiber, laid in gypsum 
plaster or cement mortar tempered with lime, not less than 
three inches thick; 

{g) Metal lath on a steel studding covered with Portland 
cement mortar or gypsum plaster, of a finished thickness of 
not less than two inches in the case of solid partitions, nor 
less than three inches in the case of hollow partitions; or 

{h) Any material or form of construction that may be 
approved by the commissioner if conforming to the require- 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 261 

ments of the fire test hereinafter prescribed. But nothing in 
this section shall prevent the erection, in the discretion of 
the commissioner, of partitions of pressed metal and glass or 
of temporary partitions of wood and glass within rooms or 
spaces enclosed by fireproof partitions or walls. 

The thicknesses as above prescribed are for partitions up 
to fifteen feet in height, and they shall be increased in thick- 
ness one inch for every additional eight feet or fraction 
thereof. If partitions are not plastered on both sides, the 
thicknesses shall be one inch greater than those above 
specified. 

Construction. — Unless built as approved masonry walls, ^{°g^*'"'^^f°" 
partitions in fireproof buildings shall be independently sup- partitions. 
ported at each floor. They shall be keyed, or otherwise 
securely fastened to the ceilings, and, when necessary, shall 
be stiffened with suitable steel uprights securely fastened to 
floor and ceiling. Partitions enclosing hallways or toilet 
rooms and other permanent partitions shall not rest on wood 
flooring but shall start on the fireproof construction of the 
floor. In the upper story, where there is a space between 
the ceiling of the top floor and the roof, partitions need not 
extend above the ceiling. 

Tests of Fireproof Partitions. — In testing the fireproof J^^^ °^ ^""^ 
qualities of any partition construction, a vertical panel not partitions. 
less than fourteen feet long and nine feet high shall be sub- 
jected to a continuous fire for not less than one hour at an 
average temperature of seventeen hundred degrees Fahren- 
heit, during the latter half hour, followed by an application 
for not less than two and one half minutes of a hose stream 
from a one and one eighth inch nozzle at thirty pounds 
nozzle pressure, without the passage of flame during the 
test. 

TIMBERS IN WALLS OF SECOND CLASS BUILDINGS. 

Section 15. Said chapter five hundred and fifty is i907, 550, § 34, 
hereby further amended by striking out section thirty-four 
and substituting the following: — Section 34- — The ends Timbers in 
of all wooden floor or roof timbers in second class buildings class buildings. 
shall enter the wall to a depth of at least four inches; and 
the ends of all such beams shall be so shaped or arranged 
that in case of fire they may fall without injury to the wall. 



262 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



1907. 550, § 36, 
etc., amended. 



Dead loads. 



LOADS. 

Section 16. Said chapter five hundred and fifty, as 
amended in section thirty-six by chapter five hundred and 
ninety-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, is 
hereby further amended by striking out said section thirty- 
six and substituting the following: — Section 36. — Dead 
loads shall consist of the weight of walls, floors, roofs, and 
permanent partitions. The weights of various materials 
shall be assumed as follows: 

Pounds fjer 
Cubic Foot. 

Beech, 42 

Birch, 42 

Brickwork, 120 

Concrete, cinder, structural, 108 

Concrete, cinder, floor filling, 96 

Concrete, stone, . 144 

Douglas fir, 36 

Granite, 168 

Granolithic surface, 144 

Limestone, 150 

Maple, 42 

Marble, 168 

Oak, 48 

Pine, southern yellow, 42 

Sandstone, 144 

Spruce, 30 

Terra cotta, architectural, voids unfilled, 72 

Terra cotta, architectural, voids filled, 120 



Gravel or slag and felt roofing, 

Plastering on metal lath, exclusive of furring, 



Pounds per 
Square Foot. 

6 



Live loads. 



Loads to be 
supported by 
floors and 
stairs, etc. 



Live loads shall include all loads except dead loads. Every 
permit shall state the purpose for which the building is to 
be used, and all floors and stairs shall be of sufficient strength 
to bear safely the weight to be imposed thereon in addition 
to the dead load, but shall safely support a minimum uni- 
formly distributed live load per square foot as specified in 
the following table: 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



263 



Class op Building. 



Pounds per 
Square Foot. 



Armories, assembly halls, and gymnasiums, 100 

Fire houses: — 

Apparatus floors, . . ......... 150 

Residence and stable floors, 50 

Garages, private, not more than two cars, ...... 75 

Garages, public, t 150 

Grandstands 100 

Hotels, lodging houses, boarding houses, clubs, convents, hospitals, 
asylums and detention buildings: — 

Public portions 100 

Residence portions, 50 

Manufacturing, heavy, 250 

Manufacturing, light, 125 

OflSce buildings: — 

First floor 125 

All other floors 75 

Public buildings: — 

PubUc portions, 100 

OflSce portions, 75 

Residence buildings, including porches, 50 

Schools and colleges: — 

Assembly halls, ... ........ 100 

Class rooms never to be used as assembly halls, .... 50 

Sidewalks, 250 

(Or eight thousand pounds concentrated, whichever gives the larger 
moment or shear.) 

Stables, public or mercantile: — 

Street entrance floors, 150 

Feed room, 150 

Carriage room, 50 

Stall room 50 

Stairs, corridors, and fire escapes from armories, assembly halls and 100 

gymnasiums. 

Stairs, corridors, and fire escapes except from armories, assembly halls 75 

and gymnasiums. 

Storage, heavy ' 250 

Storage, light 125 

Stores, retail, 125 

Stores, wholesale, . . ......... 250 



The commissioner may require design for heavier loads Commissioner 
than the above minimum values if, in his judgment, the dlsfgn^o""^^ 
purpose of the building or vibrating machinery requires it. ^^^^ler loads. 
For buildings or structures not included in the above table, 
the commissioner shall establish allowable live loads. 

The commissioner may prescribe the maximum loads 
which may be imposed upon the floors of existing buildings. 



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Permits for 
ehange in the 
use of build- 
ings, etc. 



Safe live load 
for floors of 
business build- 
ings to be 
marked on 
metal plates 
and affixed by 
owner of build- 
ing, etc. 



Floor live loads 
for parts of 
structure may 
be reduced, etc. 



No use or occupation of a building or part of a building 
for a purpose other than that for which it is designed to be 
used, as set forth in the permit upon which it was erected, 
and no change in the use or occupation of a building or part 
thereof which will increase the floor load beyond the capacity 
prescribed for such use and occupation shall be made unless, 
upon application therefor, the commissioner shall issue a 
permit on condition that the proposed use will not endanger 
the safety of the building or the health or the safety of the 
occupants thereof. 

Before any building hereafter erected is occupied, in whole 
or in part, as a business building, and before any building 
already erected but not previously occupied as a business 
building, is occupied or used, in whole or in part, for that 
purpose, and whenever, for any reason, the commissioner 
shall prescribe the load for an existing building or part 
thereof, the safe live load for each floor, or portion of each 
floor as approved by the commissioner, shall be marked on 
metal plates, of character approved by him, which shall be 
supplied and securely affixed by the owner of the building 
in a conspicuous place in the story to which they relate. It 
shall be the duty of the occupants of the building to main- 
tain such plates during their occupancy, and the owner of 
the building or his agent shall cause the same to be properly 
affixed with each change of occupancy. No person shall 
place or cause or permit to be placed on any floor of any 
building any greater load than the approved safe load. 

Every plank, slab and arch, and every floor beam carrying 
one hundred square feet of floor or less, shall be of sufficient 
strength to bear safely the combined dead and live load 
supported by it, but the floor live loads may be reduced for 
other parts of the structure as follows : — 

In all buildings except armories, garages, gymnasiums, 
storage buildings, wholesale stores, and assembly halls, for 
all flat slabs of over one hundred square feet area, reinforced 
in two or more directions and for all floor beams, girders, or 
trusses carrying over one hundred square feet of floor, ten 
per cent reduction. 

For the same, but carrying over two hundred square feet 
of floor, fifteen per cent reduction. 

For the same, but carrying over three hundred square feet 
of floor, twenty-five per cent reduction. 

These reductions shall not be made if the member carries 
more than one floor and therefore has its live load reduced 
according to the table below. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 265 

In public garages, for all flat slabs of over three hundred 
square feet area reinforced in more than one direction, and 
for all floor beams, girders and trusses carrying over three 
hundred square feet of floor, and for all columns, walls, piers, 
and foundations, twenty-five per cent reduction. 

In all buildings except storage buildings, wholesale stores, 
and public garages, for all columns, girders, trusses, walls, 
piers, and foundations. 



Carrying one floor, 
Carrjang two floors, 
Carrying three floors, 
Carrying four floors, 
Carrying five floors, 
Carrying six floors or more, 



No reduction. 

Twenty-five per cent reduction. 
Forty per cent reduction. 
Fifty per cent reduction. 
Fifty-five per cent reduction. 
Sixty per cent reduction. 



Roofs shall be designed to support safely minimum live Minimum live 

1 1 i> 11 loads to be 

loads as lOllOWS : supported 

Roofs with pitch of four inches or less per foot, a vertical ^^^^'^ ^^ ^^^^' 
load of forty pounds per square foot of horizontal projection 
applied either to half or to the whole of the roof. 

Roofs with pitch of more than four inches and not more 
than eight inches per foot, a vertical load of fifteen pounds 
per square foot of horizontal projection and a wind load of 
ten pounds per square foot of surface acting at right angles 
to one slope, these two loads being assumed to act either 
together or separately. 

Roofs with pitch of more than eight inches and not more 
than twelve inches per foot, a vertical load of ten pounds 
per square foot of horizontal projection and a wind load of 
fifteen pounds per square foot of surface acting at right 
angles to one slope, these two loads being assumed to act 
either together or separately. 

Roofs with pitch of more than twelve inches per foot, a 
vertical load of five pounds per square foot of horizontal 
projection and a wind load of twenty pounds per square foot 
of surface acting at right angles to one slope, these two 
loads being assumed to act either together or separately. 

All buildings and structures shall be calculated to resist Buildings and 

(. , i • 1 p PI structures to 

a pressure per square toot on any vertical suriace as lol- be calculated to 

lr,w<5 • ''^^'^*' certain 

iuwa. pressures, etc. 

For forty feet in height, Ten pounds. 

Portions from forty to eighty feet above ground, . Fifteen pounds. 
Portions more than eighty feet above ground, . Twenty pnjunds. 



266 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 179. 



Additional 
bracing to 
supply de- 
ficiency in 
resisting 
moment, etc. 



But the commissioner may require a building or structure 
to be designed for larger pressure than the pressures given 
in the table, if, in his judgment, the exposure requires it. 

If the resisting moments of the materials of construction 
are not sufficient to resist the moment of distortion due to 
wind pressure without exceeding the stresses allowed in this 
act, additional bracing shall be introduced to supply the 
deficiency in the moment. 



1907, 550, § S9, 
etc., amended. 



Wooden build- 
ings. 
Foundations. 



Underpinning. 



Framing. 

Wall-girts. 
Studs. 



"Solid cor- 
ners," posts, 
wall spaces, 
etc. 



WOODEN BUILDINGS. 

Section 17. Said chapter five hundred and fifty as 
amended in section thirty-nine by section seven of chapter 
seven hundred and eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fourteen is hereby further amended by striking out 
said section thirty-nine and substituting the following: — 
Section 39. — Foundations. — Every wooden building here- 
after erected or enlarged, outside of the building limits, shall 
have a foundation of rubble, block granite or brick or con- 
crete, carried up to the surface of the ground, and no round 
or boulder stone shall be used. Every such foundation, if 
of brick or concrete, shall be at least twelve inches thick, and 
if of granite shall be at least eighteen inches thick, and if of 
rubble shall be at least twenty inches thick, and shall be 
laid at least four feet below any surface exposed to frost and 
upon the solid ground or upon piles properly spaced. 

Underpinning, — Every such wooden building hereafter 
erected or enlarged, the sills of which do not rest directly upon 
a foundation as above described but on an underpinning, 
shall have such underpinning made of brick, stone or con- 
crete, and the underpinning, if of brick or concrete, shall 
be at least twelve inches thick, and if of stone shall be at 
least sixteen inches thick. 

Framing. — Every wooden building hereafter erected or 
enlarged shall have all its parts of sufficient strength for 
their purposes; shall be built with wall-girts not smaller 
than four by six spruce or fir, or four by four hard pine, or 
with ledger boards; shall have no studs more than twenty 
inches on centres for buildings more than one story high, 
with all angles between partitions, or between partitions and 
walls, blocked strongly, giving what is known as "solid 
corners"; shall have every post securely braced; shall have 
wall spaces back of all ledger boards tightly filled with at 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 180. 267 

least two inch furring cut in between studs; and shall have Framing to be 
all framing securely nailed or framed or ironed together. 

Where no exterior wall boarding is used ledger boards shall ^ong^'to apply 
not be used, and wall girts shall be framed to posts and ^e^fjf^aif''" 
pinned. Braces shall repeat in each story and shall not be ^^^J'^'Ji^'^ 
smaller than three inch studding. 

Approved May 29, 1918. 

An Act relative to the planting and cultivating of Chav-^^^ 

CLAMS and QUAHAUGS IN THE TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The selectmen of the town of Fairhaven, Planting and 

1 .,• 1j.i*ii J.T i? U cultivating of 

may, by a wntnig under their hands, grant a license tor sucn ciams and 
a term of years, not exceeding ten, as in their discretion town^of^Fa"r- 
they may deem for the public good, to any citizen of the |-cens"ed^^^ ^^ 
town, to plant, cultivate and dig clams and quahaugs upon 
and in any flats and creeks in the town between mean high 
and mean low water mark, not, however, impairing the 
private rights of any person. The territory covered by any 
such license shall not exceed two acres for each clam or 
ciuahaug grant. • The license may be assigned by the licensee Assignment of 
to any person who is a citizen of the town, but only with '*'*'°®''- 
the written consent of the selectmen. The said licenses shall 
be granted only to persons who intend in good faith to 
plant, cultivate and dig clams or quahaugs. The town may Town may 
make, from time to time, such by-laws, consistent with the Sc. ^ ^ ^^^' 
laws of the commonwealth, as it may deem expedient to 
protect and preserve the shell fisheries within the town. 

Section 2. The licenses herein provided for shall not Granting of 
be granted if their exercise would materially obstruct navi- 
gable waters. No license shall be granted under this act 
until after a public hearing, notice of which shall have been 
given by posting in three or more public places in the town 
at least ten days before the hearing. The notice shall state 
the date of the hearing, the name and residence of the appli- 
cant, the date of the filing of the application, and the loca- 
tion, area and description of the grounds applied for. 

Section 3. The license shall describe by metes and freeL'^tlfbo 
bounds the flats and creeks appropriated by it, and shall be described, etc. 
recorded by the town clerk before it shall have any force; 
and the licensee shall pay into the town treasury two dollars, 
and to the town clerk fifty cents. 



268 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 181. 



Licensee to 
have exclusive 
use of flats, etc. 



Revocation of 
license. 



Penalty for 
unlawful 
taking of 
shellfish, etc. 



Plan of each 
grant to be 
kept, etc. 



Section 4. The licensee and his heirs and assigns shall, 
for the purposes aforesaid, have the exclusive use of the 
flats and creeks described in the license during the time 
specified therein, and may in an action of tort recover treble 
damages of an\^ person who, Avithout his or their consent, 
digs or takes clams and quahaugs from such flats or creeks 
during the continuance of the license. 

Section 5. If it appears to the selectmen that the 
licensee, or his heirs or assigns, for a period of two years, 
have failed actually to use and occupy the grant for the 
purposes specified in the license, they may, after a public 
hearing, thirty days' notice of which shall be given to the 
licensee, revoke the license, and use of the territory shall 
revert to the town. 

Section 6. Whoever takes any shellfish from the flats 
or w^aters of the town of Fairhaven in violation of any bj^- 
law established by the town, or of any provision of this act, 
shall for every such offence pay a fine of not less than five 
or more than ten dollars, and the costs of prosecution, and 
five dollars for every bushel of shellfish so taken. 

Section 7. A plan of each grant made under this act 
shall be kept in the office of the selectmen, and shall be 
open to public inspection at all reasonable times. 

Section 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 31, 1918. 



Chap. 181 An Act relative to the planting, growing and digging 

OF QUAHAUGS IN THE TOWN OF WAREHAM. 



Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 



Planting, 

growing and 

digging 

of quahaugs in 

town of 

Wareham may 

be licensed. 



Section 1. The selectmen of the town of Wareham, may, 
by a writing under their hands, grant a license for such a 
term of years, not exceeding ten, as in their discretion they 
may deem for the public good, to any citizen of the town, 
to plant, grow and dig quahaugs upon and in any flats and 
creeks in the town between mean high and mean low water 
mark, not, however, impairing the private rights of any 
person. The territory covered by any such license shall not 
exceed two acres for each quahaug grant. The license may 
be assigned by the licensee to any person who is a citizen of 
the town, but only with the written consent of the selectmen. 
Assignment of Thg gajd liccnscs shall be granted only to persons who intend 
in good faith to plant, grow and dig quahaugs. The town 



Kcense. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 181. 269 

may make, from time to time, such by-laws, consistent with ^"I^^/X^,^. 
the laws of the commonwealth, as it may deem expedient etc. 
to protect and preserve the shell fisheries within the town. 

Section 2. The licenses herein provided for shall not be gf^^^Ung of 
granted if their exercise would materially obstruct navigable 
waters. No license shall be granted under this act until 
after a public hearing, notice of which shall have been given 
by posting in three or more public places in the town at 
least ten days before the hearing. The notice shall state the 
date of the hearing, the name and residence of the applicant, 
the date of the filing of the application, and the location, 
area and description of the grounds applied for. 

Section 3. The license shall describe by metes and creeks^robe 
bounds the flats and creeks appropriated by it, and shall be described, etc. 
recorded by the town clerk before it shall have any force; 
and the licensee shall pay into the town treasury two dollars, 
and to the town clerk fifty cents. 

Section 4. The licensee and his heirs and assigns shall, havTIxciu^ive 
for the purposes aforesaid, have the exclusive use of the ^c. °^ *^'^^' 
flats and creeks described in the license during the time 
specified therein, and may in an action of tort recover treble 
damages of any person who, without his or their consent, 
digs or takes quahaugs from such flats or creeks during the 
continuance of the license. 

Section 5. If it appears to the selectmen that the Revocation of 
licensee, or his heirs or assigns, for a period of two years, 
have failed actually to use and occupy the grant for the 
purposes specified in the license, they may, after a public 
hearing, thirty days' notice of which shall be given to the 
licensee, revoke the license, and use of the territory shall 
revert to the town. 

Section 6. Whoever takes any shellfish from the waters Penalty for 
or flats of the town of Wareham in violation of any by-law of shellfish. 
established by the town, or of any provision of this act, shall 
for every such offence pay a fine of not less than five nor 
more than ten dollars, and the costs of prosecution, and 
five dollars for every bushel of shellfish so taken. 

Section 7. A plan of each grant made under this act Plan of each 
shall be kept in the office of the selectmen, and shall be open kept, etc. 
to public inspection at all reasonable times. 

Section 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 31, 1918. 



270 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 182. 



Chap. 182 An Act rx addition to the several acts making appro- 
priations FOR SUNDRY MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES AU- 
THORIZED BY LAW. 



Appropria- 
tions, sundry 
miscellaneous 
expenses. 



Construction 
of heating and 
power plant 
at reformatory 
for women. 



Walter H. 
Young of 
Dedham. 



Metropolitan 
parks appor- 
tionment corn- 



David J. 
Sheehan of 
Lvnn. 



Institutions 
under control 
of trustees of 
hospitals for 
consumptives. 



Market garden 
field station in 
Lexington. 



Institutions 
under control 
of trustees of 
Massachusetts 
training 
schools. 

Disposal of 
sewage in town 
of Ayer. 



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, unless it is otherwise specified 
herein, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and eighteen, to wit: — 

For the construction of a new heating and power plant 
at the reformatory for women, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
eight thousand two hundred sixty-one dollars and fifteen 
cents, as authorized by chapter fifty-one of the resolves of 
the present year. 

For Walter H. Young of Dedham, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred and twenty-five dollars, as authorized by 
chapter fifty-two of the resolves of the present year. 

For the compensation and expenses of the metropolitan 
parks apportionment commission, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars, as authorized by chapter fifty-three of the 
resolves of the present 3'ear, to be paid out of the Metro- 
politan Parks Maintenance Fund. 

For David J. Sheehan of Lynn, the sum of three hundred 
and sixt^'-five dollars, as authorized by chapter fifty-four of 
the resolves of the present year. 

For certain improvements at institutions under the control 
of the trustees of hospitals for consumptives, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred four thousand two hundred and fifty 
dollars, as authorized by chapter fifty-five of the resolves of 
the present year. 

For maintenance and improvements at the market garden 
field station in Lexington, a sum not exceeding sixteen thou- 
sand five hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter fifty-six 
of the resolves of the present year. 

For certain improvements at institutions under the control 
of the trustees of the Massachusetts training schools, a sum 
not exceeding nine thousand dollars, as authorized by chapter 
fifty-seven of the resolves of the present year. 

For expenses in connection with the disposal of sewage in 
the town of Ayer, the sum of eight hundred dollars, four 
hundred dollars of which shall be assessed on said town as 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 182. 271 

authorized by chapter fifty-eight of the resolves of the 
present year. 

For expenses in connection with the investigation by the investigation 
adjutant general of expenditures of cities, towns and indi- general. 
viduals for the state guard, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars, as provided for by chapter fifty-nine of the 
resolves of the present year. 

For the mother of James F. Broderick of Amesbury, a Mother of 
sum not exceeding three hundred and twenty-five dollars, as BlSdlrick of 
authorized by chapter sixty of the resolves of the present ^"^'^^'^"'■>- 
year. 

For Charles H. Slowey of Lowell, the sum of one thousand siowIy o?" 
dollars, as authorized by chapter sixty-one of the resolves of Lo^eii. 
the present year. 

For William C. Jones of Swampscott, a sum not exceeding wiiiiam c. 
one hundred and twenty-six dollars, as authorized by chapter Swampscott. 
sixty-two of the resolves of the present year. 

For Emily Sturtevant Burr, widow of Arthur Ellington ^''^^'^^^.-^ 
Burr, the sum of five hundred eighty-three dollars and ton Burr, 
thirty-three cents, as authorized by chapter sixty-three of 
the resolves of the present year. 

For compensation of certain state employees entering the CompensatioD 
military service of the United States during the present war, empi9yees 
as provided for by chapter three hundred and one of the military serv- 
General Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, a sum not ^'^^' ^^^' 
exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for this 
purpose. 

For the payment of damages provided for by the improve- improvement 
ment of the river road from Southbridge to Webster through °ron7soutii- 
the town of Dudley, the sum of one hundred sixty-nine webfter" 
dollars and sixty-three cents, as provided for by chapter two 
hundred and eleven of the General Acts of nineteen hundred 
and sixteen. 

For the payment of a bill for lumber and material furnished ^"^rf^^i 'l^f. 
to the eighth regiment of Massachusetts militia in camp at "/^^fhre'^i. 
Boxford during the month of July, nineteen hundred and ment of Massa- 
fifteen, the sum of one hundred and eighteen dollars, the 
same having been properly contracted by the colonel of the 
regiment and the appropriation therefor having reverted to 
the treasury in accordance with law. 

For compensation and travel of certain officers of the Compensation 
militia acting under authority of the adjutant general in the certain officers 

of militia. 



272 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 182. 



Boarding hall 
at Bridgewater 
normal school. 



Fitchburg 
normal school. 



Maintenance of 
armories of the 

first class. 



Travelling 
expenses of 
state registrar 
of vital 
statistics. 



Protection of 

health in 

valley 

of Neponset 



Damages in 
checking white 
pine blister 
rust. 



Salary, 
commissioner 
of standards. 



Senate and 
house of rep- 
resentatives, 
contingent 
expenses. 



Certain 
expenses, 
constitutional 
convention. 



year nineteen hundred and sixteen, the appropriation there- 
for having reverted to the treasury in accordance with law, 
the sum of thirty-five dollars and fifty-six cents. 

For the maintenance of the boarding hall at the Bridge- 
water normal school, a sum not exceeding five hundred and 
twenty-five dollars, the same to be in addition to any appro- 
priation heretofore made for this purpose. 

For the maintenance of the Fitchburg normal school, the 
sum of nine hundred nine dollars and twenty-seven cents, 
made necessary by repairs to radiators and pipes at the 
school as the result of the freezing of the same, this sum to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the same purpose. 

For maintenance of armories of the first class, the sum of 
seventy-eight dollars and eight cents, this amount being in 
excess of the appropriation heretofore made for the mainte- 
nance of said armories. 

For necessary travelling expenses of the state registrar of 
vital statistics, appointed under authority of chapter one 
hundred and thirty-six of the General Acts of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

To provide further for the protection of the public health 
in the valley of the Neponset river, a sum not exceeding 
seven thousand dollars, as authorized by chapter one hun- 
dred and eighty-two of the General Acts of the present 
year. 

To provide compensation for damages incident to checking 
the spread of white pine blister rust, a sum not exceeding 
eight thousand dollars, as authorized by chapter two hundred 
and fifteen of the General Acts of the present year. 

For the salary of the commissioner of standards, as au- 
thorized by chapter two hundred and eighteen of the General 
Acts of the present year, the sum of two hundred and sixty- 
six dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for this purpose. 

For contingent expenses of the senate and house of repre- 
sentatives, and necessary expenses in and about the state 
house, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore appropriated for the same 
purpose. 

For certain expenses of the constitutional convention, to 
be approved by the sergeant-at-arms, for telephones and 
other necessary facilities, a sum not exceeding sixteen hun- 
dred dollars. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 182. 273 

For care of the state house and grounds, to be expended ftate house 
under the direction of the sergeant-at-arms, a sum not ex- ''"'^ grounds, 
ceeding five thousand dollars, in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the same purpose. 

For new furniture and fixtures, with the approval of the New 
state house commission, a sum not exceeding fifteen thou- etc. 
sand dollars, in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the same purpose. 

For services, supplies and equipment necessary to furnish h^arught! 
heat, light and power for the state house, a sum not exceed- gt^t'^^house. 
ing ten thousand dollars, in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the same purpose. 

For printing the cumulative index of the laws of nineteen Cumulative 

11 1 • 1 1 IT • PI index of laws. 

hundred and eighteen, under the direction or the secretary 
of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of the police steamer Lexington PoUce steamer 
incurred prior to its sale, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
hundred dollars. 

For the payment of bills contracted under authority of ^^hors^^'of^ 
and approved by the adjutant general for maintenance of national guard. 
horses of the national guard during the year nineteen hun- 
dred and sixteen, the said bills not having bejen rendered in 
time to be paid out of the appropriation for that year, and 
the appropriation having reverted to the treasury in accord- 
ance with law, the sum of two hundred eighty-four dollars 
and twenty-five cents. 

For certain pensions for employees of the metropolitan Pensions for 
park commission retired under the general laws of the com- metropolitan 
monwealth, a sum not exceeding one thousand sixty dollars commission. 
and nine cents, to be paid out of the Metropolitan Parks 
Maintenance Fund. 

To provide for the improvement and repair of highways in improvement, 
small towns, as authorized by chapter one hundred and highways in 
fifty-five of the General Acts of the present year, the highway ^'"'^" '°^'^- 
commission may expend during the present year, if it deems 
such expenditure necessary, the sum of one hundred thou- 
sand dollars from the receipts of motor vehicle fees. 

For the authorized expenses of committees of the present ^^^^ftte^ of 
general court, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, the general court. 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for this purpose. 

For maintenance of the reformatory for women, a sum Reformatory 

1*1 1 1 1 11 1 1 . for women. 

not exceeding three thousand dollars, the same to be m 



274 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 183. 



TransDortation 
of high school 
pupils by town 
of Hampden. 



Commissioners 
on fisheries 
and game. 



Game farms 
and fish 
hatcheries. 



Massachusetts 
bureau of 
prisons. 



addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for this 
purpose. 

For pa.x'ment to the town of Hampden for transportation 
of high school pupils for the years nineteen hundred and 
fourteen to nineteen hundred and sixteen, the sum of six 
hundred ninety-two dollars and ten cents, the same having 
been properly contracted and the appropriations therefor 
having reverted to the treasury in accordance with law. 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the com- 
missioners on fisheries and game, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For the maintenance of game farms and fish hatcheries 
and the propagation of game birds and food fish under the 
control of the commissioners on fisheries and game, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For personal services of officers and employees of the Mas- 
sachusetts bureau of prisons, the sum of twenty-five hundred 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for this purpose. 

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

Approved May 31, 1918. 

11892, 355; 1894, 96; 1896, 366; 1902, 152.] 

C/iap. 183 An Act relative to the filling of vacancies in the 

BOARD OF ALDERMEN AND COMMON COUNCIL IN THE CITY 
OF EVERETT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A vacancy in the board of aldermen of the 
city of Everett may be filled by a majority vote of the 
board, and a vacancy in the common council of said city 
may be filled by a majority vote of the council. A person 
so elected to fill such a vacancy shall hold office until his 
successor has qualified, who shall be elected at the next 
annual city election. 

Section 2. So much of section thirty-three of chapter 
twenty-six of the Revised Laws as is inconsistent herewith 
shall not apply to the city of Everett. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by vote of the city council of said city subject to the pro- 
visions of its charter: -provided such acceptance occurs prior 
to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved May 31, 1918. 



Filling of 
vacancies in 
board of 
aldermen and 
common 
council in city 
of Everett. 



Certain pro- 
vision of law 
not to apply. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council. 

Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 184. 275 



11891 331- 1892 310 375; 1894,194; 1895,395; 1897,255; 1900,227; 1905,389; 1908,415; 
' 1909, 176, 427; 1910, 418; 1916, 323, Spec; 1917, 316, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the city of methuen to borrow Chap. 184l 

MONEY FOR IMPROVING ITS WATER SUPPLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The citv of Methuen for the purpose of im- city of 

. ^ If Methuen may 

proving and extending its water supply, and for carrying borrow money 
out the provisions of chapter three hundred and sixteen of its'witM^^ 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, is ^^^^ ^' ^*^*'" 
hereby authorized to borrow from time to time such sums of 
money as may be deemed necessary, to an amount not ex- 
ceeding one hundred thousand dollars, and to issue therefor 
bonds or notes; such bonds or notes to be denominated on 
the face thereof, Methuen Water Loan, Act of 1918, to be Mothuen 

111 1 1 xi-** J. J.I. Water Loan, 

payable by such annual payments beginning not more than Act of i9i8. 
one year after the date thereof as will extinguish each loan 
within thirty years from date of issue, and the amount of 
the annual pa^Tnent 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 such rate as may be determined upon 
by the treasurer, with the approval of the mayor. The city 
may sell the said securities at public or private sale upon 
such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but they 
shall not be sold for less than their par value, and the pro- 
ceeds of such sale, except premiums, shall be used only for 
the purposes herein specified. 

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

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

Approved May 31, 1918. 



276 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chaps. 185, 186. 



{1893,478; 1894,548; 1895,440; 1896,492; 1807,347,500; 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; 1917, 335, Spec. 344, Spec] 

Chap. 185 An Act to provide for the transfer of the powers 
OF the boston transit commission to the city of 

BOSTON. 



Powers of 
Boston transit 
commission to 
be transferred 
to city of 
Boston. 



Powers, 

etc., by whom 

exercised . 



Compensa- 
tion. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon the expiration of the term of office of 
the Boston transit commission the city of Boston shall have 
all the powers and privileges, and be subject to all the duties, 
restrictions and liabilities heretofore conferred or imposed 
upon the commission and remaining in effect at the date of 
the passage of this act, the said powers and duties to be 
exercised and performed by the mayor, commissioner of 
public works, and city treasurer, or by such person or persons, 
not exceeding three, as may be appointed by the mayor, 
subject to the provisions of chapter four hundred and eighty- 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine and acts in 
amendment thereof and in addition thereto. The persons 
so appointed shall receive such compensation for their 
services as the mayor and city council shall determine. 

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

Approved June 3, 1918. 



Chap.im 



Appropria- 
tions, sundry 
miscellaneous 
expenses. 



Publication 
of bulletin 
of committeo 
hearings. 



Engineer's 
department at 
state house. 



An Act in addition to the preceding acts making ap- 
propriations FOR SUNDRY MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES 

authorized by law. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, unless otherwise specified, 

to wit: — 

For expenses in connection with the publication of the 
bulletin of committee hearings, a sum not exceeding seven 
thousand dollars, to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the same purpose. 

- For services of engineers, firemen and assistants in the 
engineer's department at the state house, a sum not exceed- 
ing six hundred and seventy-five dollars, to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the same purpose. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 186. 277 

For expenses of the special commission to investigate and p^ggioi to™' 
consider methods of treating defective dehnquents and jJJJt^g^f ® 
criminals, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, as au- ^y^p^^^^^ 
thorized by chapter sixty-four of the resolves of the present delinquents. 
year. 

For the purchase of military equipment for the state Military 
guard, to be expended by the chief quartermaster, a sum not foVst^l"* 
exceeding sixty thousand dollars; also, such sum of money as s'*^'''^' ®*'=- 
may be received from the sale of old state military property, 
not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars, may be applied 
to the purchase of additional military equipment, as au- 
thorized by chapter sixty-five of the resolves of the present 
year. 

For the Cavanaugh Brothers Horse Company, a sum not g^Jj.^jfg^^s*' 
exceeding seventeen hundred and two dollars, as authorized uorse 
by chapter sixty-seven of the resolves of the present year. 

For the widow of Frank Bartlett, late a member of the widow of 
house from the fourth Berkshire representative district, the Bartiett. 
sum of six hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter sixty- 
eight of the resolves of the present year. 

For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial bonds sinking fund 

1 . T . !• requirements 

maturmg durmg the present year, a sum not exceeamg and certain 
sixty-three thousand dollars, to be in addition to any amount ^^"'^ 
heretofore appropriated for the same purpose. 

For the payment of interest on the direct debt and tempo- Direct debt 

1 e\i 1.1 X J- f i and temporary 

rary loans or the commonwealth, a sum not exceedmg lorty- bans of com- 
eight thousand eight hundred and twenty-five dollars, to be ™°"^''* 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
same purpose. 

For the maintenance of the Gardner state colony, for the Gardner 

. . state colony. 

purpose or repairmg damage done by recent tire, a sum not 
exceeding two thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose. 

For the maintenance of the Boston state hospital, to pro- Bo8t9n state 
vide necessary storage facilities for coal, a sum not exceeding °^^* 
four thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars, the same to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose. 

For telephone service in the state house, a sum not ex- Telephone 
ceeding two thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to state house. 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose. 

For providing a water supply for the proposed Belchertown Water supply 
state school, as authorized by chapter two hundred and Belchertown 

, state school. 



278 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 186. 



Board of 
conciliation 
and arbitra- 
tion, salaries. 



Training, etc., 
of disabled 
soldiers and 
sailors. 



Training of 
persons 
injured in 
industry. 



Chief quarter- 
master and 
superintendent 
of armories, 
salaries. 



Improvement 
of Prospect 
street in city 
of Leominster, 
etc. 



State prizes 
for asxicultural 
exhibits. 



Sergoant-at- 
arms' 

department, 
increases in 
salaries. 



Deputy in 
office of 
auditor of 
common- 
wealth, 
salary. 



twenty-four of the General Acts of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 

For salaries of the members of the board of conciliation 
and arbitration, as authorized by chapter two hundred and 
twenty-five of the General Acts of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding seven hundred and seventy-five dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose. 

To provide for the training and instruction of disabled 
soldiers and sailors, with the approval of the board of edu- 
cation, as authorized by chapter two hundred and thirty of 
the General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars. 

To provide for the establishment of a division for the 
training of persons injured in industry, under the direction 
of the industrial accident board, as authorized by chapter 
two hundred and thirt3^-one of the General Acts of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For salaries, as authorized by chapter two hundred and 
thirty-four of the General Acts of the present year, for the 
chief quartermaster, five hundred and ten dollars, and for 
the superintendent of armories, two hundred and fifty-five 
dollars, both to be in addition to any sums heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose. 

For the improvement of Prospect street in the city of 
Leominster, as authorized by chapter two hundred and 
thirty-six of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding twenty thousand dollars. Of said sum ten thou- 
sand dollars is to be assessed upon the city of Leominster, 
five thousand dollars upon the county of Worcester, and 
five thousand dollars is to be paid from the receipts from 
the Motor Vehicle Fees Fund. 

To provide state prizes for agricultural exhibits, as au- 
thorized by chapter two hundred and forty-one of the 
General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding twenty 
thousand dollars. 

For increases in salaries in the sergeant-at-arms' depart- 
ment, as authorized by chapter two hundred and forty-two 
of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
eleven hundred and seventy-five dollars. 

For the salary of a deputy in the office of the auditor of 
the commonwealth, as authorized by chapter two hundred 
and forty-four of the General Acts of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding seventeen hundred and fifty dollars. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 1^6. 279 

For the maintenance of the New Bedford Textile School, fcSooi. 
as authorized by chapter two hundred and forty-six of the 
General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding thirty 
thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of the Bradford Durfee Textile Bradford 

,.,, , 111 IPX Durfee Textile 

School, as authorized by chapter two hundred and torty- School. 
eight of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding thirty thousand dollars. 

For personal services of the commissioner, deputies and ^^ssio°™r's 
other office assistants in the tax commissioner's department, department. 
made necessary by chapters two hundred and fifty-three 
and two hundred and fifty-five of the General Acts of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding seven thousand five 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose. 

For personal services in the income tax division of the income tax 
tax commissioner's department, a sum not exceeding two tax com- 
thousand five hundred dollars, to be paid from the income department. 
tax receipts before the same are distributed. 

For the salary of the actuary in the insurance commis- Actuary 
sioner's department, as authorized by chapter two hundred commissioner's 
and fifty-four of the General Acts of the present year, a ilK"'""*" 
sum not exceeding three hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose. 

For certain improvements and equipment at the Massa- improvements, 
chusetts Agricultural College, as authorized by chapter MMsachusetts 
sixty-nine of the resolves of the present year, a sum not cS^iege.*^^'^ 
exceeding eighty-six thousand five hundred dollars. 

For the promotion of old age annuities and voluntary oid.age 

^ . . , 1 !• 1 •!• '11 1 annuities and 

insurance against sickness and disability, with the approval voluntary 
of the trustees of the General Assurance Guaranty Fund, as against sick- 
authorized by chapter seventy of the resolves of the present "®®^' 
year, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For the employment of such personal services by the investigations 

RIKl StUCilGS DV 

supervisor of administration as may be approved by the supervisor of 

' , .,„. .^. lii' administration. 

governor and council tor investigations and studies, as au- 
thorized by chapter two hundred and forty-four of the 
General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars. 

For the personal services of assistant doorkeepers and doorkeepers 
messengers, as authorized by chapter one hundred and ^"^1'"''^^^"" 
eighteen of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred and fifty dollars. 



280 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 187. 



City of 

Attletoro may 
acquire part of 
street railway 
line formerly 
owned and 
operated by 
the Taunton 
and Pawtucket 
Street Railway 
Company. 



°Tuditoro*f For services other than personal, travelling expenses, 

wJaiuT'^' office supplies and equipment in the department of the 

auditor of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred dollars, to be in addition to any amount heretofore 

appropriated for the purpose. 

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

Ajiproved June 3, 1918. 

Chap. 187 An Act to authorize the cities of attleboro and 

TAUNTON TO ACQUIRE PART OF A STREET RAILWAY 
LINE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotos: 

Part I. 

Section 1. The city of Attleboro, may acquire by 
purchase or lease, or may take by right of eminent domain, 
the tracks, poles, and trolley, feed and stay wires and other 
proper devices for, or used in connection with, that part of 
the street railway line, formerly owned and operated by 
the Taunton and Pawtucket Street Railway Company, 
located in Monument square. Pleasant street, Emory street. 
Park street and Oak Hill avenue from Briggs Corner to 
Handy street in the city of Attleboro, and is hereby invested 
with all the powers and privileges, and shall be subject to 
all the duties, liabilities and restrictions, set forth in all 
general laws now or hereafter in force relating to street 
railway companies. 

Section 2. The city of Attleboro, for the purpose of 
paying the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under 
this act for the purchasing, reconstructing and equipping of 
the said street railway, may incur indebtedness, outside the 
statutory limit, to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand 
dollars, and may issue therefor, from time to time, bonds or 
notes. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words, City of Attleboro Street Railway Loan, Act of 1918, 
shall be payable within periods not exceeding ten years 
from the dates of issue, and shall bear interest paj^able semi- 
annually at such rates as may be determined upon by the 
treasurer with the approval of the mayor. They shall be 
signed by the city treasurer and countersigned by the mayor. 
The city may from time to time sell the said securities, or 
any part thereof, at public or private sale, but not for less 
than their par value, and the proceeds shall be used only for 
the purposes herein specified. 



May borrow 
money, etc. 



City of 
Attleboro 
Street Rail- 
way Loan, 
Act of 1918. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 187. 281 

Section 3. The mayor and municipal council shall, at 1^^^™^"*^°^ 
the time of authorizing the said loan, provide for the pay- ^ 
ment thereof in such annual payments as will extinguish the 
same within the time prescribed by this act and in the manner 
set forth b\' section fourteen of chapter seven hundred and 
nineteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen; and 
when a vote to that effect has been passed a sum, which 
with the income from said railway and the assessments 
hereby authorized, will be sufficient to pay the annual 
expense of operation and maintenance of said railway, and 
the interest as it accrues on 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, unless the city otherwise provides, be assessed 
by the assessors of the city annually thereafter, in the same 
manner as other taxes, until the debt incurred by said loan 
is extinguished. 

Section 4. The city of Attleboro shall pay not less than Cost of 
one half of the whole cost of acquiring the said street railway, way to be 
The remaining cost shall be borne by the owners of estates of Tttieboro^ 
situated in the territory lying easterly from the junction of ^tlt^blne^^ 
Park street and Emory street, and benefited thereby, upon fi*^- ®*'<^- 
such equitable rate, proportionate to the benefit derived, 
and based in whole or in part upon the measurement of the 
area of the lots, or according to the average assessed valua- 
tions of the land for the years nineteen hundred and fifteen, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen and nineteen hundred and 
seventeen, or in such other legal manner as may be de- 
termined by the municipal council; but no estate shall be 
deemed to be benefited unless it has convenient access to the 
said street railw^ay. 

Section 5. Within one year after the said street railway Assessments 
has been purchased as herein provided, the municipal council of estates 
shall file a certificate and plan in the office of the city collector, 
designating the property assessed and setting forth the 
names of the supposed owners of the estates within the said 
territory and benefited, the area assessed, and the amount 
of assessment to be paid by each owner; and the city collector 
shall forthwith make a demand in writing for the payment 
of such assessments or charges, and every such owner shall 
within three months after the demand is served on him or 
on the occupant of his estate, or sent by mail to the last 
address of the owner known to the collector, pay to the 
collector the sum so assessed or charged, with interest at 



282 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 187. 



Provisos. 



Assessment 
to constitute 
a lien, etc. 



the rate of six per cent per annum, which shall begin to run 
thirty days after the date of the notice: provided, that the 
board of assessors shall on written request of any such 
owner, made within the said three months, apportion such 
assessment or charge into such number of equal parts, not 
exceeding ten, as the owner shall designate in his request; 
and they shall certify the apportionment to the city collector. 
Interest from the date of the apportionment at the rate of 
six per cent per annum shall be added to each of said assess- 
ments or charges until they are paid, and one of said parts, 
with interest on all unpaid parts, shall thereafter be added 
by the assessors to the annual tax on such estates for each 
year next ensuing, until all of said parts have so been added, 
unless sooner paid as hereinafter provided; and, provided, 
further, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to 
prevent the pa\Tnent, at any time, in one payment of two 
or more parts of any balance of any assessment or charges 
then remaining unpaid, notwithstanding the prior appor- 
tionment; but interest on the balance at the rate of six per 
cent per annum shall be paid to the date of such payment; 
and thereupon the city collector shall receive the same and 
shall certify the payment or payments to the assessors, who 
shall preserve a record thereof. 

Section 6. The assessment or charge made under section 
four shall constitute a lien upon the estate which shall con- 
tinue for three years after said certificate is filed and demand 
is served as above provided, or in case of apportionment, 
until the expiration of two years after the date when the 
last instalment is committed to the city collector; and said 
assessment, together with interest at the rate of six per cent 
per annum, may, with incidental costs and expenses, be 
levied by sale of the estate or so much thereof as will be 
sufficient to discharge the assessment and interest and 
intervening charges. If the assessment is not paid within 
three months after the service of said notice, or, if appor- 
tioned, within three months after any part has become due, 
such sale and the proceedings connected therewith shall be 
conducted in the same manner in which sales for the non- 
pa^Tnent of taxes are conducted; and the estate so sold may 
be redeemed in the same manner as if it had been sold for 
non-pa;yTnent of taxes. The assessments or parts thereof 
may also be collected by an action of contract, in the name 
of the city of Attleboro, against the owner of the estate, 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 187. 283 

brought at any time within three years after the same has 
become due. 

Section 7. Any person aggrieved by an assessment may, Persons 
at any time within three months after service of the demand aSessm'ents^ 
mentioned in section five of this act, apply to the superior ^YupeHor' 
court of the county for a jury to review the same; but before ''°"^''* ®*^''- 
making such application he shall give to the municipal 
council fourteen days' notice in writing of his intention so to 
do, and he shall particularly specify lijs objections to the 
assessment, to which specification he shall be confined 
before the jury. 

Section 8. The superintendent of public works shall, ^^flf^^^^i^^ 
subject to such ordinances, rules, regulations and orders as works to have 

CiiSLTZG of rnnin," 

the municipal council, with the approval of the mayor, may, tenance,etc.,of 
from time to time, establish and prescribe, have charge of 
the maintenance, operation, repair and management of the 
said street railway. 

Part II. 

Section 9. The city of Taunton may acquire by purchase City of 
or lease, or may take by right of eminent domain, all property acq^ulre^pSt^ 
used in connection with that part of the street railway line way^ii^e^for- 
formerly owned and operated by the Taunton and Pawtucket ^d'openiled 
Street Railway Company, so-called, from a point at or about and'pa^ucket' 
Wheelers Corner on Tremont street in Taunton to the street Railway 
town line of Rehoboth on said Tremont street, and may 
reconstruct and equip said railway. 

Section 10. The city of Taunton is hereby invested Ju^gf'etc 
with all the powers and privileges and shall be subject to all 
the duties, liabilities and restrictions set forth in all general 
laws now or hereafter in force relating to street railway 
companies. 

Section 11. The city of Taunton for the purpose of ^0^0^""°"^ 
paying the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under 
this act for the purchasing, reconstructing and equipping 
of said street railway may incur indebtedness, outside the 
statutory limit, to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand 
dollars, and may issue therefor bonds or notes. Such bonds 
or notes shall bear on their face the words. City of Taunton City of 
Street Railway Loan, Act of 1918, and shall be signed by Railway ixmn, 
the treasurer of the city and countersigned by the mayor. ^'^^ °^ ^^'^' 
The terms and period of the loan, the rate of interest, and 
the manner of providing for payment of the loan shall be ^^0™*""^°^ 



284 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 188. 



Apportionment 
of cost of 
acquiring, etc., 
street railway. 



Levy and 
collection of 
assessments, 
etc. 



Municipal 
council may 
provide for 
maintenance, 
etc., of street 
railway. 

To be sub- 
mitted to 
municipal 
councils of 
Attleboro and 
Taunton. 



the same as are set forth herein in respect to the city of 
Attleboro, so far as the same may apply. 

Section 12. The city of Taunton shall pay not less than 
one half of the whole cost of acquiring and reconstructing 
said street railway. The remaining cost of acquiring and 
reconstructing said street railway shall be borne by the 
owners of estates abutting on or contiguous to the said 
Tremont street and benefited thereby, the benefit to be 
determined in the manner set forth in section four of this 
act. 

Section 1.3. All assessments levied under authority of 
section twelve of this act shall be made and collected in the 
manner set forth in sections five and six of this act; and any 
person aggrieved by any such assessment may have the 
remedy provided by section seven of this act. 

Section 14. The municipal council, with the approval 
of the mayor, may provide for the maintenance and opera- 
tion of said street railway, and may adopt ordinances, rules 
and regulations therefor. 

Section 15. Part I of this act shall take effect upon its 
acceptance by the municipal council of the cit}' of Attleboro, 
with the approval of the mayor, and Part II of this act shall 
take effect upon its acceptance by the municipal council of 
the city of Taunton with the approval of the mayor. For 
the purpose of submitting this act to the said cities the act 
shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 3, 1918. 

[Part I accepted by the city of Attleboro July 2, 1918.) 



ILynn 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; 1888,24,229; 1887,413; 1892, 
374; 1893,323; 1894,517; 1898,260; 1901,280; (name chansied to Boston and Northern 
Street Railway Company, July 23, 1901); 1904, 256; 1905, 254; 1906, 217, 279; 1907, 
461; 1910,591; 1911,581,631; (name changed to Bay State Street Railway Company, 
August 8, 1911); 1912, 492, 640, 644; 1913, 778; 1916, 264, Spec; 1917, 335, Spec, 352, 
Spec) 

C/iap.l88 An Act relative to the bay state street railway 

company. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The directors of the Bay State Street Railway 
Company, hereinafter called "the company", may cause to 
be organized a street railway company hereinafter called 
"the new company" to acquire the railways, property and 
franchises of the company, at a judicial sale or otherwise, 
and to hold and possess the same in accordance with the 



Directors of 
Bay State 
Street Rail- 
way Company 
may cause to 
be organized 
a street rail- 
way company 
to acquire 
its railways, 
property, etc. 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 188. 285 

provisions of sections one hundred and forty-four and one 
hundred and forty-five of Part III of chapter four hundred 
and sixty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and six, in 
so far as such provisions are not inconsistent with the pro- 
visions of this act. The agreement of association for the 
formation of the new company shall state that the capital 
stock of the new company as thereafter issued shall conform 
to the provisions of this act. The new company, upon the ^°^^^f '^"t'®^' 
acquisition of the railways, property and franchises of the new' company. 
company may, subject to the provisions of this act, exercise 
all the powers and privileges of a street railway company 
organized under general laws, so far as the same are appli- 
cable, and, subject to the approval of the public service 
commission, any powers or privileges granted by any special 
acts applicable to the company, until the general court shall 
otherwise provide, and shall be subject to all the duties, 
restrictions and liabilities imposed upon street railway com- 
panies, except as otherwise provided herein. The company Consent of 
may sell and convey its railways, property and franchises to stockholders 
the new company by vote of a majority of its directors and 
of two thirds in interest of each class of stockholders at 
meetings called for the purpose. The rights of any stock- ^}^^^^^pI 
holder who shall file with the treasurer of the company a stockholders. 
dissent from the terms of the sale within thirty days after 
the date of the stockholders' vote shall be determined under 
the provisions of section fifty-two of Part III of said chapter 
four hundred and sixty-three, as amended by chapter three 
hundred and fifty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and eleven. Said new company shall be deemed to New com- 
be organized within the meaning of this act upon the filing deemed to 
of the agreement of association as provided in section two. ® organize . 

Section 2. Upon the filing with the secretary of the com- Trustees to 
monwealth of the agreement of association for the purpose by govol-nor. 
of organizing the new company as provided in section one, 
the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, 
shall appoint five persons to act as trustees, as hereinafter 
provided, to serve for terms of five years from the date of 
appointment and until the appointment and qualification of 
their successors, and in like manner shall appoint their 
successors to serve until the expiration of a period of ten 
years from the date of the filing of the agreement of associa- 
tion as aforesaid, upon which expiration the management Time of 
and control of the trustees shall terminate. Upon the first management, 
day of the month following the acquisition of the new com- te^'.° "^"^^ 



286 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 188. 



Vacancies and 
removals. 



Compensation. 



Certain pro- 
visions of law 
not, to apply. 

Trustees to 
co-operate with 
stockholders, 
etc., in trans- 
fer of railways, 
property, etc. 



New company 
may issue 
stock, bonds, 
etc. 



Annual interest 
and dividend 
charge upon 
capitalization 
not to exceed 
certain amount, 
etc. 



pany of the railways, property and franchises of the com- 
pany, said trustees shall assume the management and control 
of the new company and, subject to the provisions of this 
act, shall continue to exercise said management and control 
during said period of ten years. The governor shall fill any 
vacancy for the unexpired term and may remove any trustee 
with the advice and consent of the council. Pending the 
acquisition by the new company of the railways, property 
and franchises of the company, the trustees shall receive 
from the treasury of the commonwealth such compensation 
and allowance for expenses as the governor and council may 
approve, to be repaid to the commonwealth by the new 
company when it acquires the railways, property and fran- 
chises of the company. Thereafter each trustee shall receive 
from the new company an annual salary of five thousand 
dollars. The provisions of section one of chapter seven of 
the Revised Laws shall not apply to said trustees. 

Section 3. Said trustees shall co-operate with the holders 
of the shares and securities of the company and with the 
receiver operating the properties of said company under a 
decree of the United States district court for the district of 
Massachusetts, in arranging for the transfer of the railways, 
property and franchises of the company to the new company. 

Section 4. The new company, for the purpose of paying 
for the railways, property and franchises of the company, 
may issue stock, bonds and other evidences of indebtedness 
in such amounts and proportions, with such par values and 
preferences, as may be approved by the directors and by 
the trustees. The entire capitalization of the new company, 
including stock, bonds and other evidences of indebtedness 
which may be issued to pay for, or which shall remain out- 
standing in respect of, the railways and property owned, 
leased or operated by the company which were included in 
the computation of investment value contained in the de- 
cision of the public service commission, dated the thirty-first 
day of August, nineteen hundred and sixteen, shall not 
represent a capital bearing an annual interest and dividend 
charge (common dividends being computed at the rate of 
six per cent per annum) which will exceed six per cent upon 
the sum of forty million two hundred eighty-two thousand 
three hundred and forty dollars, plus such amounts as may 
be determined by the public service commission to have 
been additions to or improvements of the property of the 
company since the date as of which such computation was 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 188. . 287 

made: 'provided, that no such additions or improvements Proviso, 
shall be included which were made with the proceeds of 
receiver's certificates or receiver's notes retired as provided 
in section eight hereof. The public service commission 
shall make such further adjustments of said sum as will 
represent present values on a six per cent basis of rentals 
payable on account of property of street railways leased by 
the company within the commonwealth and included in 
said computation. The public service commission shall also 
deduct from the said sum the value of any property sold or 
otherwise disposed of by the receiver before the organiza- 
tion of the new company at the value, if any, at which the 
same was included by the public service commission in said 
computation. 

Section 5. The new company may at any time issue Newcom- 
and sell serial bonds to an amount not exceeding in the issue bonds 
aggregate five million dollars at any one time outstanding ^^' 
payable in instalments within a period not exceeding ten 
years from the dates thereof. Such serial bonds shall be 
secured by a new mortgage on the property of the new com- 
pany subject only to the prior liens of mortgages securing 
the bonds of companies, to the franchises and property of 
which the company has succeeded b}^ purchase or consolida- 
tion and dated before January first, nineteen hundred and 
one, and subject also to the liens of mortgages securing the 
bonds of the Boston and Northern Street Railway Company 
and Old Colony Street Railway Company dated July first, 
nineteen hundred and four, provided also that such serial proviso. 
bonds shall not be issued if more than ten per cent of the 
bonds issued under said mortgages dated July first, nineteen 
hundred and four, remain outstanding at the date of the 
issue of the new mortgage. Said mortgage and any other 
new mortgage may cover all the property acquired thereafter 
by the new company, except that additional property may 
be acquired subject to purchase money mortgages, condi- 
tional sale agreements or equipment trusts. Said mortgage Rates, etc., 
and any new mortgage on the property may be an open ° 
mortgage and may provide that bonds including the serial 
bonds for which provision is herein made, may be issued 
and certified thereunder from time to time at varying rates 
and with varying maturities and shall contain such other 
terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by the board of 
trustees and the board of directors of the new company. 
Any savings bank holding securities of the company may take 



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Bonds to be 
given first 
lien, etc. 



Proceeds of 
bonds, how 
used. 



Stock divi- 
dends, etc. 



Certain ex- 
penses to be 
paid as capital 
charge, etc. 



Proviso. 



Issue of stock, 
etc., to refund 
serial bonds, 
etc. 



securities or shares of the new company in exchange therefor 
and hold the same, and may purchase and hold serial bonds 
as to which the trustees have made the agreement or agree- 
ments provided for in section nine. Nothing in this act 
shall be construed as requiring the new company to assume 
or agree to pay any of the bonds of other companies to which 
reference is hereinbefore made. In addition to the security 
of the said mortgage, the annual instalments of the said 
serial bonds shall be given a first lien upon all the earnings 
of the new company applicable to dividends in the year in 
which such instalments of serial bonds mature, and may 
otherwise be secured and shall be subject to such other pro- 
visions as may be agreed upon by the trustees and the 
directors of the new company. The proceeds of the said 
serial bonds shall be used subject to the approval of the 
public service commission for the purposes set forth in 
section eight and for further additions to and improvements 
upon the property. 

Section 6. Amounts deducted from the earnings of the 
new company, otherwise applicable to dividends, and applied 
to the payment of instalments of serial bonds or other evi- 
dences of indebtedness shall be capitalized, to the extent 
that the stockholders do not receive such dividends in cash, 
in the form of common stock of the new company which 
shall be issued at par to take the place of such serial bonds or 
other evidences of indebtedness so paid, and such stock 
shall be distributed to the stockholders otherwise entitled to 
receive the said amounts as dividends at such times and in 
such manner as the directors of the new company may de- 
termine. Expenses incident to the transfer of the railways, 
property and franchises of the company to the new com- 
pany, and of the organization of the new company, may be 
paid by the new company as a capital charge to the extent 
that the same shall be approved as such by the trustees and 
by the public service commission: provided, however, that 
all such expenses shall be amortized within fifteen years 
from the date when they are incurred. 

Section 7. For the purpose of refunding serial bonds or 
any maturing obligations of the new company or of leased 
lines within the commonwealth, or of making additions to 
or improvements on the property of the new company or of 
such leased lines or for any other lawful purpose, the trustees 
shall cause the new company to issue stock, bonds or other 
evidences of indebtedness in accordance with the provisions 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 188. 289 

of the general laws or of any special law applicable thereto. 
Serial bonds issued under the provisions of section five and 
equipment notes under conditional sale or lease, payable 
serially in not more than fifteen years, may be authorized 
and issued without reference to the amount of capital stock 
outstanding. Bonds may be sold at a discount, and such Bonds may 

1 11 1 • 1 1 1 • be sold at 

discount shall be amortized as the trustees may determine, discouut. 
with the approval of the public service commission, in in- 
stalments over a period not exceeding the life of the bonds. 
The amount of such discount, as shown in the amortization 
account, may be deducted from the amount of bonds out- 
standing, with reference to the proportion between bonds 
and stock, for the purpose of computing the amount of 
bonds which may be issued thereafter. The new company Acquiring cars, 
may, in the discretion of the trustees, acquire cars or other eqmpment 
property used by the company, under equipment trusts, *'^"^*'^' ®*''- 
leases or conditional sales, and assume outstanding obliga- 
tions in relation thereto subject to the terms and conditions 
of any orders of the public service commission under which 
they were issued, or, with the approval of the public service 
commission, may issue stock, bonds and other evidences of 
indebtedness to pay for such property or to refund such 
outstanding obligations, and the assuming of such outstand- 
ing obligations or the issuance of such stock, bonds or other 
evidences of indebtedness may be without reference to the 
amount of capital stock outstanding. The new company 
may assume the obligations of the company as lessee under 
any leases outstanding at the date of the passage of this act. 

Section 8. The new company shall not acquire the New company 
property of the company until the trustees are satisfied that prop^rryl^etr, 
provision has been made for the paying in of one million has been^mldo 
dollars in cash by the holders of shares or securities of the pa^ng^tn^of 
company for shares, bonds or other evidences of indebted- capital sale 

n 1 ,.,,.,.. J, . of bonds, etc. 

ness or the new company to be used in rehabilitation oi its 
lines or for other corporate purposes and also that provision 
has been made for the immediate sale of serial bonds issued 
under the provisions of section five and subject to the agree- 
ments provided in section nine to the amount of two million 
five hundred thousand dollars. From the proceeds of such Reserve fund. 
sale five hundred thousand dollars shall be set aside as a 
reserve fund to be used as hereinafter provided, and two 
million dollars shall be set aside to be expended by the 
trustees in additions or improvements upon the property 
or in the payment of receiver's certificates or receiver's 



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Issue of 
additional 
bonds, etc. 



Trustees 
may make 
agreements 
with bond- 
holders, etc. 



Payment of 
instalments of 
bonds when 
earnings are 
insufficient, 
etc. 



Treasurer and 
receiver general 
to purchase 
bonds, etc., 
to make up 
deficiency in 
earnings, etc. 



Trustees may 
borrow money 
temporarily. 



Use of 
earnings by 
trustees. 



notes issued for the said purposes. One million five hundred 
thousand dollars additional of serial bonds authorized under 
the provisions of section five and subject to the agreements 
provided in section nine shall be issued and sold on or after 
one year from the date of the organization of the new com- 
pany whenever the trustees consider that funds are needed 
for the purposes enumerated and may be raised to advantage 
by the methods provided in said sections. 

Section 9. The trustees are hereby authorized to enter 
into an agreement or agreements with the purchasers or 
holders of serial bonds issued under the provisions of section 
five not exceeding in the aggregate four million dollars ma- 
turing in not more than ten years after the date on which 
the new company acquires the railway, property and fran- 
chises of the company, the proceeds of which shall be used 
as provided in section eight. The agreement or agreements 
shall provide that if the earnings of the new company, other- 
wise applicable to dividends, are not sufficient to pay the 
instalments of the said serial bonds as they mature, the 
trustees will make up the deficiency out of funds made 
available for the purpose under the provisions of section 
ten. 

Section 10. The trustees shall notify the treasurer and 
receiver general of the amount of any deficiency in the 
earnings of the new company otherwise applicable to divi- 
dends and necessary to provide the amount of maturing 
instalments of serial bonds as to which the trustees have 
made the agreement or agreements provided for in section 
nine, and the treasurer and receiver general shall thereupon 
purchase of the trustees an amount of such serial bonds 
equal to said deficiency. The serial bonds so purchased shall 
be held by the treasurer and receiver general for the benefit 
of cities and towns contributing to their purchase price as 
hereinafter provided, and the interest received thereon by 
the treasurer and receiver general shall be credited and dis- 
tributed to cities and towns in proportion to their contri- 
butions. Pending the purchase by the treasurer and receiver 
general of the amount of serial bonds necessary to make up 
such deficiency, the trustees may borrow the amount of 
money necessary to enable them to pay maturing instalments 
of serial bonds, and shall repay such money forthwith on the 
receipt of the purchase money from the treasurer and receiver 
general. Whenever, as of any June thirtieth or December 
thirty-first thereafter, the trustees are in receipt of earnings 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 188. 291 

otherwise applicable to dividends the trustees shall first use 
the same, so far as may be necessary, in paying maturing 
instalments of serial bonds as to which they have made the 
agreement or agreements provided for in section nine and 
then in repurchasing from the commonwealth any serial 
bonds remaining in the hands of the treasurer and receiver 
general under the provisions hereof, and the treasurer and 
receiver general shall thereupon distribute the amount so 
received among the cities and towns in proportion to the 
amount which they have contributed respectively. After Treasurer and 

, , -n ^ 1 1 • 1 receiver general 

the trustees have notmed the treasurer and receiver general may borrow 
of a deficiency in earnings the latter in order to purchase purchase 
serial bonds may borrow in anticipation of the contributions °" ^' ®*°' 
to be made by cities and towns, and shall repay any sums so 
borrowed as soon after said contributions are paid as is 
expedient. In case the treasurer and receiver general shall f^^bonds^by 
be called upon to purchase any serial bonds under the pro- jg^efver genel-ai 
visions of this section, the amount paid by him therefor to be ^ntrib- 
together with any interest or other charges incm'red by him certain cities 
in borrowing money for such purchase shall be contributed 
by the cities and towns in which the new company operates 
in proportion to the number of persons in said cities and 
towns using the service of the company, to be determined 
and reported to the treasurer and receiver general by the 
trustees from computations made in their discretion for the 
purpose. In the computation of the contribution of the city 
of Boston the persons in that part of the city of Boston, 
formerly known as Hyde Park, using the service of the new 
company, shall be counted according to the latest census. 

The serial bonds held by the treasurer and receiver general ^'^^^ pa^ng 
under the provisions hereof shall be held by him for the n°ay'^|jorrow^ 
benefit of cities and towns in the proportion to which they money. 
shall contribute to their purchase, and the amoimt due for 
such contributions shall be added to the state tax next 
thereafter assessed upon such city or town as a part of the 
said tax of such city or town, which may borrow beyond its 
statutorj^ debt limit the amount necessary to meet the 
added assessment: provided, that the money is borrowed P'"°'^'^°- 
upon terms which will permit the repayment of the same 
and the cancellation of the debt on or before the payment of 
the said serial bonds. 

Section 11. The trustees shall manage and operate the Trustees to 

» , . , . „ , . . ^ , manage and 

new company tor the period specmed in section two and operate new 
for the purposes of this act shall, except as is otherwise pro- 



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Appointment 
and removal of 
officers. 



Regulation 
of fares, 
character of 
service, etc. 



Complaints 
relative to 
character of 
service, etc., 
to be heard. 



Liability 
of trustees, 
employees, 
etc. 



Quorum of 
trustees. 



Consent of 
directors of 
new company 
to certain 
contracts, etc. 



vided herein, have and may exercise all the rights and powers 
of the new company and its directors, and, upon its behalf, 
shall receive and disburse its income and funds. They shall 
have the right to appoint and remove at their discretion the 
president, treasurer and clerk of the new company, and all 
other officers of the new company except the board of direc- 
tors. They shall have the right to regulate and fix rates and 
fares, including the issue, granting and withdrawal of trans- 
fers, and the imposition of charges therefor, and shall de- 
termine the character and extent of the service and the 
facilities to be furnished, and in these respects their authority 
shall be exclusive, and shall not be subject to the approval, 
control or discretion of any other state board or commission 
except as provided in this act, and except as to joint rates 
and fares or service with connecting companies other than 
the Boston Elevated Railway Company. The trustees may 
make changes in service or facilities without a prior public 
hearing, but upon complaint in writing relative to the 
character or extent of the service or facilities furnished, 
signed by the mayor of any city, or the selectmen of any 
town in which the new company operates, or by not less 
than twenty patrons of the new company, the trustees shall 
give a public hearing, if requested so to do, shall fully in- 
vestigate the matter complained of, and shall take such 
action within their powers as the facts seem to justify, 
stating their reasons therefor. Any such hearing may be 
conducted by a single trustee. In the management and 
operation of the new company and of the properties owned, 
leased or operated by it, as authorized by this act, the 
trustees and their agents, servants and employees shall be 
deemed to be acting as agents of the new company, and the 
new company shall be liable for their acts and negligence to 
the same extent as if they were in the immediate employ of 
the new company, but said trustees shall not be liable person- 
ally except for malfeasance in office. The trustees shall 
elect a chairman. A majority of the trustees shall consti- 
tute a quorum for the transaction of business, but the 
affirmative action of not less than three members present at 
any stated or special meeting shall be required for action by 
the trustees. 

Section 12. No contracts for the construction, acquisi- 
tion, rental or operation of any additional lines or for the 
extension, sale or lease of existing lines or any portion thereof 
shall be entered into without the consent of the directors of 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 188. 293 

the new company, unless, after such consent has been re- 
fused, the pubhc service commission shall determine after a 
public hearing that public necessity and convenience require 
such construction, acquisition or extension, sale or lease, 
and that the same will not impair the return on outstanding 
stock, bonds and other evidences of indebtedness contem- 
plated by the provisions of this act; and in case of such 
determination the directors shall have a right of appeal to Directors may 
the supreme judicial court, and if the court shall decide that supremeVdi- 
the said return would so be impaired, the contemplated "tc.''""'*' 
action shall not be taken. 

Section 13. The trustees shall have authority to make Trustees to 
contracts in the name and on behalf of the new company, and tractt.Tssue 
to issue stock, bonds and other evidences of indebtedness of ^^''^' ®*'=- 
the new company. The stockliolders of the new company stockholders 

* q{ new com~ 

shall elect annually a board of directors which shall represent pany to elect 
the stockholders and shall exercise during the period of directo°s, etc. 
control by trustees all the corporate powers not conferred 
by the provisions of this act upon the trustees, and there- 
after shall have and exercise, until the general court shall 
otherwise provide, all such powers hereby conferred upon the 
trustees, and not inconsistent with the general laws except 
the power to make the agreement or agreements provided in 
section nine. 

The new company and the stockholders and directors ^^^^J^^J^^^' 
thereof shall be deemed to have assented to and authorized etc , deemed to 
all issues of stock, bonds and other evidences of indebtedness, toL'suerof 
which the trustees may find it necessary or advisable to issue trusteed!" ' ^^ 
during the period of public operation or which may be 
required to carry out obligations of the new company, except 
that serial bonds issued without the agreement provided in 
section nine shall require the concurrent vote of the directors. 
Notwithstanding such assent and authorization, the stock- 
holders and directors shall from time to time take such 
action as may be requested by the trustees with respect to 
the issue of stock, bonds and other evidences of indebted- 
ness except such serial bonds. 

The trustees shall allow to the board of directors each a°rectoreto 
year such sums as the trustees may deem reasonable to pro- trmlfntahr^ 
vide for the maintenance of the corporate organization of corporate 

11 organization, 

the new company and the performance by the new company etc. 
and the directors of necessary duties. 

Section 14. The trustees shall from time to time in the Trustees to 

1 . n, • 1 1 /> 1 , IP 'fix such fares 

manner nereinaiter provided, iix such, rates and tares as, in and rates as 

will produce 



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sufficient 
income to 
meet cost of 
service. 



Trustees to 
distribute 
income 
applicable to 
interest, etc. 

Trustees to 
adopt, etc., a 
schedule of 
different 
grades of 
fare. 



Fare districts. 



Basis for rates 
and fares, how 
estimated. 



Revision of 
fare districts. 

Cities and 
towns may 
contribute to 
cost of service 



their judgment, will produce sufficient income to meet the 
cost of the service, which shall include proper maintenance 
and all other operating expenses, taxes, rentals, interest on 
bonds, serial bonds and other interest pa;sTnents and stated 
dividends on the preferred stock and six per cent on the 
common capital stock of the new company, such allowances 
for depreciation of property and for obsolescence and re- 
habilitation, and for losses in respect to property sold, 
destroyed or abandoned as they may deem adequate, or as 
may be required by the public service commission, and all 
other expenditures and charges which, under the laws of 
the commonwealth now or hereafter in effect, may properly 
be chargeable against income or surplus. 

The trustees shall cause the income applicable to interest 
and dividends to be distributed among the security and 
stockholders as their interests may appear. 

Section 15. The trustees shall, within sixty days after 
the new company has acquired the property of the company, 
and after a public hearing, fix and put in operation rates and 
fares which in their judgment will produce sufficient income 
to meet the cost of the service and shall from time to time 
adopt and publish a schedule of at least four different grades 
of fare of which two at least shall be above and two at least 
below the schedule of rates and fares then in effect. The 
lines of the new company north and south of Boston shall 
constitute two fare districts. The aggregate of the items 
entering into the cost of service of the new company as pro- 
vided in section fourteen hereof shall be allocated as the 
trustees in their discretion may determine between the said 
two districts for the purpose of estimating the basis for rates 
and fares. The trustees shall after notice and a hearing make 
such further division of the said two districts into smaller 
fare districts as they may deem reasonable. They shall 
also after notice and a hearing make such further allocation 
of the aggregate of such items among such smaller districts 
as will in their judgment fairly distribute the aggregate of 
the same so as to avoid as far as is consistent with the public 
interest and reasonably practicable the inclusion of such 
items in the computation of the cost of service in any fare 
district as may properly be laid upon territory outside of 
such district. The trustees may from time to time after 
notice and a hearing revise any such fare districts. 

Any city or town by majority vote as defined in chapter 
seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of nineteen hundred 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 188. 295 

and thirteen, may from time to time for the pm-pose of pre- ^^l^^^^^^ 
venting increases in fares or of reducing fares or of avoiding reductions in 
discontinuance or reduction of service, enter into an agree- 
ment or agreements with the trustees in accordance with 
which such city or town is hereby authorized to contribute, 
during the period of the war and for two years thereafter, to 
the cost of service any part or all of the increase in the cost 
of operation due to increased wages or the cost of supplies 
or coal, in excess of the average cost for the year ending 
July first, nineteen hundred and fourteen, as determined 
and apportioned by the trustees; provided that -such contri- Proviso, 
bution of a city shall not in any one year exceed the sum of 
fifty cents per thousand dollars of the preceding year's 
assessed valuation of such city and that such contribution 
of a town shall not in any one year exceed the sum of one 
dollar per thousand dollars of the preceding year's assessed 
valuation of such town. If part only of the cities and towns 
in any fare district contribute to cost of operation as above 
provided the trustees may make such adjustments in fares 
as in their judgment are equitable under the circumstances. 

Section 16. The reserve fund shall be used only for the useand 

„ , . , in' • • investment oi 

piu'pose or makmg good any temporary denciency m mcome reserve fund, 
pending an increase of fares, and until such use, may be 
invested in income producing securities in the discretion of 
the trustees, and all income or interest received thereon shall 
be treated as part of the general income of the new com- 
pany. 

Whenever the income of the new company from operation Excess income 

1 /Y» • 1 /j1 • xl, to be added to 

IS more than sumcient to meet the cost or tne service, tne reserve fund, 
excess shall be added to the reserve fund. 

Section 17. If, as of the last day of any December, g^t^s^^d 
March, June or September, the amount of the reserve fund decreased or 
shall exceed by fifty per cent or more the amount originally InterVlis when 
established plus such increases as may be made under this [l^^oveo? 
section, and during the preceding three months the income i-^°^3 ''^'"*^"' 
shall have exceeded the cost of the service, the trustees shall, 
within thirty days thereafter, put into effect a lower schedule 
of rates and fares and if, as of the last day of any December, 
March, June or September, the amount of the reserve fund 
shall be less than fifty per cent of the amount originally 
established or as so increased, and during the preceding 
three months the income has been less than the cost of the 
service, the trustees shall, within thirty days thereafter put 
into effect a higher grade of fare, and the rates and fares 



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Trustees may 
sell stock, etc., 
to increase re- 
serve fund. 



May postpone 
certain charges 
to prevent un- 
due increases 
in fares, etc. 



Powers, etc., 
of new 

company upon 
expiration of 
management 
by trustees. 



Agreement of 
new company 
to sell to com- 
monwealth, 
etc., its 
property, etc. 



Proviso. 



New company 
not to be re- 
quired to pay 
certain ex- 
penses, etc., 
until two 
yefl.r8 after 
termination 
of present war. 



shall continue to be decreased or to be increased, as the case 
may be, subject to the same conditions, if the amount of 
the reserve fund is above or below the said limits, as of the 
said quarterly dates. 

If in the discretion of the trustees it shall become ad- 
visable at any time to increase the reserve fund, the trustees 
shall be authorized to do so by the sale of stock, bonds or 
other evidences of indebtedness, and the trustees are au- 
thorized subject to the approval of the public service com- 
mission if in their opinion it is desirable, for the purpose of 
preventing undue increases in fares during the period of 
abnormal prices caused by the present war, to postpone 
making amortization charges and charges against earnings 
to cover depreciation until such period not exceeding one 
year after the termination of the present war as they may fix. 

Section 18. After the expiration of the ten year period 
of management and operation by trustees as herein provided 
the new company shall have all the powers and privileges 
and be subject to all the liabilities and restrictions of a street 
railway company organized under the general laws now or 
hereafter in force, and, with the consent of the public service 
commission, may exercise any additional powers and privi- 
leges conferred by special acts applicable to the Bay State 
Street Railway Company until the general court shall other- 
wise provide. 

Section 19. The organization of the new company shall 
constitute an agreement upon its part to sell to the common- 
wealth or any political subdivision thereof at any time during 
the period of control by the trustees its entire property and 
franchises as a going concern upon the assumption by the 
commonwealth of all its outstanding indebtedness and 
liabilities and the pa^^Tnent of an amount in cash equal to 
the par value of its shares plus any premiums paid in cash 
for shares: provided, however, that the commonwealth by 
this section does not waive its right to acquire the said 
property or any of it by the right of eminent domain. 

Section 20. The new company, during the continuance 
of the war and for a period of two years thereafter, shall not 
be required, except with the express approval of the public 
service commission after a hearing, to pay any part of the 
expense of the construction, alteration, maintenance or 
repair of any street, highway or bridge or any structure main- 
tained or placed therein or thereon, or of the abolition of any 
grade crossing or the removal of wires from the surface of 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 188. 297 

any street or highway to an underground conduit or other 
receptacle, and shall not, without such approval, be required 
directly or indirectly to make any payment or incur any 
expense whatsoever for or in connection with the construc- 
tion, alteration, maintenance or repair of any street, highway 
or bridge, or the abolition of any grade crossing or the 
removal of wires: 'provided, however, that if the surface of Provisos. 
any street or highway shall be opened or disturbed by the 
new company for any purpose relating to the construction 
or operation of its street railway or any part thereof, nothing 
in this section shall be construed to relieve it from the expense 
of restoring the surface of such street or highway to its 
original condition; and provided, furtJier, that nothing herein 
shall relieve the new company from the payment of any 
assessment or expense made or incurred for or on account of 
work done or to be done under a valid order or decree made 
before the passage of this act in a proceeding relating to the 
abolition of any grade crossing or to the construction, altera- 
tion, maintenance or repair of any street, highway or bridge 
to which the Bay State Street Railway Company was a 
party, or under an act of the general court enacted before 
such passage, and also that any work required by any such 
order, or decree shall be postponed until two years after the 
termination of the present war, except to the extent that 
existing contracts, or in the opinion of the trustees after a 
public hearing, public necessity or existing contracts require 
the continuance of the work. 

The new companv shall be authorized to sell or dispose of May seii 

JT ^ . . , , . . . •, electricity for 

to any person, nrm or corporation, mcludmg municipal cor- light or power, 
porations, electricity for light or power to the extent that 
the same shall not be required for the proper operation of 
its street railway system, at such rates and upon such terms 
and conditions as it may from time to time fix and determine 
subject to the approval of the board of gas and electric 
light commissioners, who shall first determine that public 
necessity or convenience requires the same. 

Section 21. No shares or securities of the new company no shares or 
shall be held by the Massachusetts Electric Companies, a n'ewTOmpany 
voluntary association organized under a declaration of trust, MassachllLus 
or by any similar voluntary association, for a period of more Electric Com- 

ij. i(>i i<pi panics, etc. 

than tour months after the transfer of the property and 
franchises of the company to the new company. 

Section 22. The supreme judicial court shall have Supreme judi- 
jurisdiction in equity to review, annul, modify, amend or review^et™^^ 



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rulings or 
orders of 
trustees. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Proviso. 



enforce rulings or orders of the trustees to the same extent 
that such jurisdiction is given to said court over rulings or 
orders of the public service commission by sections twenty- 
seven and twenty-eight of chapter seven hundred and 
eighty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen. 

Section 23. This act shall take effect upon its passage 
as to sections one, two, and three hereof, and as to the 
remaining sections upon its acceptance by the company 
given by a vote of the holders of two thirds of each class of 
stock at a meeting held for the purpose, a copy of which 
vote shall be filed with the secretary of the commonwealth: 
^yroiided, however, that this act shall become void and all 
powers granted to the said new company shall cease, unless 
the new company shall acquire the property of the company 
within one year after the passage of this act. 

Approved June 3, 1918. 



C hap. 1S9 An Act in furthee addition to the preceding acts 

IVLA-KING 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 common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue or general fund unless 
some other som-ce of revenue is specified to wit : — 

For the commonwealth's portion of the expenses incurred 
in the construction of a bridge over the Charles river between 
the city of Boston and the town of Watertown as authorized 
by chapter seven hundred and eighty-eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, a sum not exceeding seven- 
teen thousand five hundred dollars. 

For compensation and expenses of a recess committee on 
taxation as authorized by a joint order of the general court, 
a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars. 

For compensation and expenses of a recess committee on 
investigation of the fish industry as authorized by a joint 
order, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For compensation and expenses of a recess committee on 
the workmen's compensation law, so-called, as authorized 
by joint order, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For personal services and expenses, to be approved by the 
commission on waterways and public lands, for an investi- 



Appropria- 
tions, sundry 
miscellaneous 
expenses. 



Bridge over 
Charles river 
between Boston 
and Watertown. 



Recess com- 
mittee on 
taxation. 



Recess com- 
mittee on 
investigation 
of fish industry. 

Recess com- 
mittee on 
workmen's 
compensation 
law. 

Investigation 
for conserving, 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 189. 299 

gation for conserving and equalizing the flow of waters in t*atera°i^°^ 
the rivers and streams of the commonwealth as authorized "vers. etc. 
by chapter seventy-one of the resolves of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars in addition to the 
balance of the appropriation authorized by chapter one hun- 
dred and thirteen of the resolves of nineteen hundred and 
fifteen. 

For expenses of a special commission to investigate and ^^^^j^nTJ^n- 
report relative to the amount and disposition of motor ;;f„^^f ^^'^f^fg- 
vehicle fees and related matters, as authorized by chapter fees, etc. 
seventy-two of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For expert, clerical and other assistance and expenses of {,"/|^J|r''^|°"r 
an investigation by the supervisor of administration of the of^administra- 
compensation and working conditions of officials and em- 
ployees of the commonwealth and of the several counties 
thereof, as authorized by chapter eighty-six of the resolves 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding seventy-five hun- 
dred dollars. 

For the compensation and expenses of a special commis- Special com- 

. , . ,1 . £ j-l, mission to in- 

sion to mvestigate relative to the water resources oi tne vestigate water 
commonwealth, as authorized by chapter eighty-seven of TOmmonw°eaith. 
the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding sixteen 
thousand dollars. 

For the preparation of tables and indexes for the laws of fffi'and°°^ 
the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding eleven hundred j^^^^®^ ^°'' 
dollars, subject to the approval of the president of the senate 
and the speaker of the house of representatives. 

For compensation and expenses of a special commission ^i?^^j^J,*=^™" 



to investigate the educational systems of the commonwealth, invest^ga^te^edu- 
as authorized by chapter eighty-eight of the resolves of the tems of com- 
present year, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. ^^^'^^'^ 



For general administration of the commission for the 5;°'^;^'^bti°nd. 
blind, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, the same to 
be in addition to any sum heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose. 

For increases in salaries of district attorneys and assistant fj^^^l^l etc.. 
district attorneys, as authorized by chapter two hundred ^X^s^' '"^ 
and seventy-two of the General Acts of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding sixteen thousand six hundred and fifty 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any appropriations 
heretofore made, and to be transferred by the auditor of the 
commonwealth to any appropriation heretofore made for 
said salaries. 



300 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 189. 



Lowell Textile 
School. 



Department of 
district police, 
increases in 
salaries. 



Board of labor 
and industries, 
additional in- 
spectors. 



Office of dis- 
trict attorney 
for Suffolk 
district, 
salaries. 



Judges, regis- 
ters, and as- 
sistant registers 
of probate and 
insolvency, 
increases in 
salaries. 



Carrying out 
provisions of 
act providing 
that certain 
persons shall 
engage in useful 
occupation. 



Commission on 
low lands. 



Special com- 
mission to 
investigate 
sheep indus- 
try, etc. 



For the maintenance of the Lowell Textile School, as au- 
thorized b^' chapter two hundred and seventy-four of the 
General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding fifty 
thousand dollars, and to enable the transfer of the property 
of the Lowell Textile School to be made, as authorized by 
said chapter, there may be expended a further sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty thousand dollars. 

For increases in salaries of officers and employees in the 
department of the district police, as authorized by chapter 
two hundred and seventy-five of the General Acts of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any appropriations heretofore 
made for the purpose, and to be transferred by the auditor 
of the commonwealth as needed to said appropriations. 

For five additional inspectors in the board of labor and 
industries, as authorized by chapter two hundred and seventy- 
six of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four thousand dollars. 

For additional salaries in the office of the district attorney 
for the Suffolk district, as authorized by chapter two hundred 
and eighty-one of the General Acts of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For increases in salaries for certain judges, registers and 
assistant registers of probate and insolvency, as authorized 
by chapter two hundred and eighty-four of the General Acts 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding fifty-four hundred 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any appropriation 
heretofore made for the purpose, and to be transferred by 
the auditor of the commonwealth as needed to said appro- 
priation. 

For carrying out the provisions of the act providing that 
male residents between the ages of eighteen and fifty shall 
engage in useful occupation, as authorized by chapter two 
hundred and eighty-six of the General Acts of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, with the 
approval of the director of the bureau of statistics. 

For expenses authorized by the commission on low lands, 
established by chapter two hundred and eighty-nine of the 
General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars. 

For the compensation and expenses of a special commis- 
sion to investigate the sheep industry and certain other 
matters relating to agriculture, as authorized by chapter 



Special Acts, 1918. — Chap. 189. 301 

eighty-nine of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding thirteen thousand dollars. 

For the expenses of the commission to provide for drafting Commission 

legislation relative to absent voting, as authorized by chapter latbn relative 

ninety of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding ^tlng^"* 
one thousand dollars. 

To provide for administering chapter two hundred and t^^Tovlara^ 

ninety-three of the General Acts of the present year providing vo'ters'absen^ 

for voting by qualified voters absent in the military or naval in military or 

Pi'TT'in -ii ii>i naval service, 

service or the Linited btates, with the approval or the secre- etc. 
tary of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars. 

For such compensation and expenses as it may be necessary Administering 

^ . act relative to 

to pay from the treasury of the commonwealth, with the reorganization 
approval of the governor and council, in administering the street^Rafiway 
provisions of chapter one hundred and eighty-eight of the "'"p'*'^^- 
Special Acts of the present year relative to the reorganiza- 
tion of the Bay State Street Railway Company, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, which sum shall be 
collected in accordance with the provisions of said act. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 3, 1918, 



RESOLVES 



1918 



RESOLVES. 



Resolve to extend the time within which the com- fhrrn 1 

MISSION ON PROBATION MAY REPORT AS TO PAROLES FROM 
county JAILS AND HOUSES OF CORRECTION. 

Resolved, That the time within which the commission on Time extended 
probation is required to report the results of its investigation of the commis- 
as to the methods of parole and release from county jails and tiona^to'^" ^' 
houses of correction, as directed by chapter seventy-seven country jIuT 
of the resolves of nineteen hundred and seventeen, is hereby ^r^g'^ti^®^ °^ 
extended to the second day of March, nineteen hundred 
and eighteen. Approved January 22, 1918. 



Chap. 



Resolve extending the time for the report of the 
street railway investigation commission. 

Resolved, That the time within which the special commis- Time extended 
sion, appointed under chapter one hundred and twenty-nine o°^he%eciaf 
of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and seventeen ^^y'probie*^i 
to study problems relating to street railways, is required gtreetraUwa s 
to make its report to the general court, is hereby extended 
to the first day of February, nineteen hundred and eighteen. 

Approved January 31, 1918. 



Resolve granting annuities to sarah b. pocknett and njid^ 3 

REBECCA C. HAMMOND OF MASHPEE. 

Resolved, There shall be paid annually from the treasury Annuities to 
of the commonwealth, in equal quarterly instalments, from pocknettand 
the first day of December, nineteen hundred and seven- Hl^m^^nd; 
teen, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars each to Sarah 
B. Pocknett and Rebecca C. Hammond, both of Mashpee 
and descendants of the Algonquin tribe of Indians. Said 
annuities shall continue during their natural lives. 

Approved January 31, 1918. 



306 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 4, 5, 6, 7. 



Chap. 4 Resolve fubtiier extending the time for the report 

OF THE SPECIAL COMMISSION ON AGRICULTURAL EDUCA- 
TION AND DEVELOPMENT. 



Time extended 
for the report 
of the special 
commission to 
investigate agri- 
cultural edu- 
cation and 
development. 



Expenditures 
by heads of 
departments, 
etc. 



Resolved, That the time within which the special com- 
mission, estabhshed by chapter one hundred and six of the 
resolves of nineteen hundred and sixteen, to investigate the 
subject of agricultural education, as conducted at the Mas- 
sachusetts Agricultural College, and the development of the 
agricultural resources of the commonwealth is required to 
make its report be further extended to the fourth day of 
February, nineteen hundred and eighteen. 

Ajyproved February 11, 1918. 

Chap. 5 Resolve relative to expenditures by heads of de- 
partments AND OTHER OFFICIALS OF THE COMMON- 
WEALTH. 

Resolved, That the heads of departments and other officials 
having charge or supervision of expenditures in behalf of 
the commonwealth for which no appropriations have been 
made are hereby authorized to continue the said depart- 
ments and expenditures until appropriations are made 
therefor, or until the pleasure of the present general court 
in respect thereto is otherwise made known. 

Approved February 14, 1918. 

Chap. 6 Resolve to confirm the acts of berthold a. oppen- 

HEIMER OF SPRINGFIELD AS A NOTARY PUBLIC. 

Berth°oMA. Resolved, That the acts of Berthold A. Oppenheimer of 

S'noter^^'^ub- Springfield as a notary public, between the second day of 
lie confirmed. Octobcr iu the year nineteen hundred and seventeen, and 
the third day of January in the year nineteen hundred and 
eighteen, are hereby confirmed and made valid to the same 
extent as if during that time he had been qualified to dis- 
charge the duties of the said office. 

Approved February 14, 1918. 

Chap. 7 Resolve in favor of the widow and children of 

WILLIAM J. DOLAN. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth, from the appropriation made 
during the current year for the payment of claims arising 
from the death of firemen killed or injured in the discharge 



In favor of 
widow and 
children of 
William J. 
Dolan. 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 8, 9, 10, 11. 307 

of their duties, the sum of one thousand dollars to Honora 
C. Dolan, widow of William J. Dolan, for the benefit of 
herself and her children, the said William J. Dolan having 
died on October twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen, from injuries received at a fire on the preceding August 
twenty-fifth, while in discharge of his duties as a fireman in 
the service of the city of Boston. 

Approved February 14, 1918. 



Chap. 



Resolve to confirm the acts of thomas f. bergin of 
waltham as a justice of the peace. 

Resolved, That the acts of Thomas F. Bergin of Waltham Acts of Thomas 
as a justice of the peace, between the first day of June, justice^oFt^e 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, and the seventh day of May, filmed?*'"' 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, are hereby confirmed and 
made valid, to the same extent as if during that time he had 
been qualified to discharge the duties of the said office. 

Approved February 14, 1918. 

Resolve in favor of alice gigger of chelsea. Chav 9 
Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Annuity to 
ury of the commonwealth in equal quarterly instalments chew^^' °^ 
an annuity of one hundred and fifty dollars to Alice Gigger 
of Chelsea, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Gigger and 
Nancy Gigger, members of the Hassanamisco tribe of 
Indians, for the rest of her natural life. 

Approved February 14, 1918. 

Resolve in favor of charles f. pidgin of brookline. Chap. 10 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- in favor of 
ury of the commonwealth annually for a period of five years piddrof ' 
to Charles F. Pidgin of Brookline, provided he so long sur- ^rookhne. 
vives, the sum of five hundred dollars, in monthly instal- 
ments, in recognition of his faithful service in the bureau 
of statistics of labor from the year eighteen hundred and 
seventy- three to the year nineteen hundred and seven. 

Approved February 14, 1918. 

Resolve requiring the metropolitan park commission Qhav 11 
TO report relative to the reconstruction of ne- 
ponset bridge and its approaches. 

Resolved, That the metropolitan park commission be re- Metropolitan 
quired to report to the next general court on or before the Son requSld' 



308 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 12, 13, 14. 



Frederick G. 
Coker may 
continue in 
service of 
Middlesex 
county beyond 
age of com- 
pulsory retire- 
ment. 



tiVe^torerali^' secoiid Wednesday in January what additional appropria- 
iJ^^ctronof tions, if any, are necessary to complete the reconstruction 
bridge, etc. of Nepousct bridge and its approaches, authorized by chapter 
three hundred of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifteen, and amendments thereof, together with recom- 
mendations for such further legislation as it may deem 
necessary fully and properly to complete the work thus 
authorized. Approved February 14, 1918. 

Chap. 12 Resolve to enable Frederick g. coker to continue in 

THE SERVICE OF THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX BEYOND THE 
AGE OF COMPULSORY RETIREMENT. 

Resolved, That Frederick G. Coker, provided he remains in 
the service of the county of Middlesex after the seventh 
day of February, nineteen hundred and nineteen, be con- 
tinued in the retirement association of said county, and 
that the provisions of chapter six hundred and thirty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and eleven, and amend- 
ments thereof requiring retirement at the age of seventy 
years shall not apply to him. 

Approved February 20, 1918. 

Chap. 13 Resolve in favor of edmund f. merriam of brookline. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth to Edmund F. Merriam of Brook- 
line, the sum of forty-five dollars, with interest at the rate of 
four per cent per anniun from March seventeenth, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, the said sum having been paid to the 
commonwealth by the said Merriam, then a resident of the 
town of Sharon, by way of registration fees under chapter 
seven hundred and sixty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fourteen, which chapter has since been held unconstitu- 
tional by the supreme judicial court. 

Approved February 20, 1918. 

Chap. 14 Resolve in favor of the trustees under the will of 

GEORGE II. MORRILL. 

tr"ustJeTi?nder Resolvcd, That tlicrc be allowed and paid out of the treas- 
H^MorHu"^^^ ury of the commonwealth to Thomas Nelson Perkins, Sted- 
man Buttrick and George H. Morrill, trustees under the will 
of George H. Morrill, late of Norwood in this common- 
wealth, a sum not exceeding one thousand seven hundred 
and sixty-four dollars, with interest thereon at the rate of 



In favor of 
Edmund F 
Merriam of 
Brookline. 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 15, 16, 17. 309 

four per cent per annum from March twenty-fourth, nine- 
teen hundred and fifteen, to reimburse them for registration 
fees paid to the commonwealth under chapter seven hundred 
and sixty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, 
which act has since been held unconstitutional by the supreme 
judicial court. Approved February 20, 1918. 

Resolve in favor of the Massachusetts charitable (Jjid^ 15 

EYE AND ear INFIRMARY. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Massachusetts 
ury of the commonwealth, to the Massachusetts Charitable and em'^'^ ^^^ 
Eye and Ear Infirmary, the sum of forty-five thousand i'ifi''™a'"y- 
dollars, to be expended under the direction of the managers 
thereof for the charitable purposes of the infirmary during 
the period ending on the thirtieth day of September, nine- 
teen hundred and eighteen. Any portion of said sum un- 
expended on that date shall be repaid by said managers 
into the treasury of the commonwealth. 

Approved February 25, 1918. 

Resolve in favor of the new England industrial Cfiav, 16 

SCHOOL FOR DEAF MUTES. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- New England 
ury of the commonwealth to the New England Industrial schoorfor 
School for Deaf Mutes, upon the approval of the board of ^eaf Mutes. 
education, the sum of three thousand five hundred dollars, 
to be expended under the direction of its trustees for the 
educational purposes of the school for the period ending on 
the thirtieth day of September, nineteen hundred and 
eighteen. Any balance of said siun unexpended on that 
date shall be repaid by said trustees to the commonwealth. 
The trustees shall report to the board of education the 
expenditures made hereunder. 

Approved February 25, 1918. 

Resolve extending the time for the report of the (Jhav 17 

BOARD OF EDUCATION RELATIVE TO THE GRANTING OF 
degrees by CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS. 

Resolved, That the time within which the board of educa- Time extended 
tion is required to report to the general court under the pro- board^of edL- 
visions of chapter four hundred and eighty-one of the acts of to^gran'tllTg'of 
nineteen hundred and twelve, as amended by chapter fifty- deerees by cer- 

» . 1 1 1 1 p 1 institu- 

six 01 the acts 01 nineteen hundred and fourteen, on the tions. 



310 Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 18, 19, 20, 21. 

pending petitions of the Emerson College of Oratory and 
the trustees of the Gordon Bible College for authority to 
grant degrees, is hereby extended to the second Wednesday 
of January, nineteen hundred and nineteen. 

Amnoved February 26, 1918. 

Chap. 18 Resolve confirming the acts of john h. meagher of 

WORCESTER AS A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. 

Me'ihir "i's" S- Resolved, That the acts of John H. Meagher of Worcester, 
ticeofthe as a justice of the peace, between the fifteenth day of Jan- 
firmed, uary, nineteen hundred and ten, and the thirty-first day of 
December, nineteen hundred and seventeen, are hereby 
confirmed and made valid to the same extent as if during 
that time he had been qualified to discharge the duties of 
the said office. Approved March 1, 1918. 

Chap. 19 Resolve confirming the acts of john c. johnston of 

BROOKLINE AS A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. 

Acts of John c. Resolved, That the acts of John C. Johnston of Brookline 

Johnston as ..„, , i>ii n-ni 

justice of the as a justicc oi tlic pcacc between the sixth day of February, 
firmed. nineteen hundred and fourteen, and the twenty-fourth day 

of January, nineteen hundred and eighteen, are hereby con- 
firmed and made valid to the same extent as if during that 
time he had been qualified to discharge the duties of the 
said office. Approved March 1, 1918. 

Chap. 20 Resolve authorizing the printing of additional copies 
OF the fifth annual report of the homestead com- 
mission. 

Homestead Resolved, That the homestead commission be authorized 

may print ad- to print for public distribution five hundred additional copies 
of its"fift'h an- of its fifth anuual report. Approved March 6, 1918. 

nual report. 

Chap. 21 Resolve authorizing the chief of the district police 
TO reimburse certain persons for loss of wages. 

Chief of dis- Resolved, That the chief of the district police, with the 

tnctpohcemay 1 £ xl J 'I • V, I, j.1, • 1 

reimburse cer- approval ot tlic govcmor aucl council, IS hereby authorized 
for^o^rof"^^ to reimburse, out of the appropriation made by section four 
wages. ^£ chapter forty-three of the General Acts of nineteen hun- 

dred and seventeen, certain persons appointed as special 
police officers, under authority of said chapter forty-three, 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 22, 23, 24. 311 

for loss of wages due to their relinquishment of other em- 
ployment induced by representations made them that the 
term of aj)pointment as such officers would be for at least 
sixty days, at a per diem payment of at least three dollars 
and fifty cents per day. Approved March 7, 1918. 

Resolve providing for the payment of certain ex- QJidp^ 22 

PENSES CONTRACTED BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVEN- 
TION IN EXCESS OF THE APPROPRIATION THEREFOR. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Payment of 

, „ , |. certain expenses 

ury oi the commonwealth, from the ordmary revenue, a sum of constitu- 
not exceeding two thousand seven hundred thirty-five dollars tion. 
and forty-one cents for the payment of certain bills con- 
tracted by the constitutional convention in excess of the 
appropriation therefor, for stenographic work, clerical services 
and printing; said bills having been submitted to the governor 
and council for their approval and authorized by orders 
adopted by the constitutional convention. 

Approved March 8, 1918. 

Resolve providing for certain recess expenses of Qhnr) 23 

THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Certain recess 
ury of the commonwealth, from the ordinary revenue, a constitutional 
sum not exceeding seven thousand nine hundred and forty- convention. 
five dollars to be expended by the committee on rules and 
procedure of the constitutional convention, subject to the 
approval of the governor and council, for the compensation 
of the secretary of said committee, of stenographers, and of 
the editor of debates, for compiling information and data, 
printing of bulletins, printing the debates and for other 
matters incidental to the work of preparing for the re- 
assembling of the convention; said committee having been 
authorized by the convention to make the expenditures 
herein provided for during the recess before the next sitting. 

Approved March 8, 1918. 

Resolve extending the time for the report of the (Jjidj) 24 

STATE department OF HEALTH RELATIVE TO THE IM- 
PROVEMENT OF HALE's brook in the city of LOWELL. 

Resolved, That the time within which the state depart- Time extended 

ment of health shall report to the general court a plan for state depart- 
ment of health 



312 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps, 25, 26. 



'^fovement'^" ^^^ improvement of Hale's brook in the city of Lowell, as 
Hale's brook required by chapter ninety-two of the resolves of nineteen 
Lowell. hundred and seventeen, is hereby extended to the third 

Wednesday in April of the current year; but, if said report 
cannot then be submitted, it shall be presented to the general 
court not later than the second Wednesday in January in 
the year nineteen hundred and nineteen. 

Approved March 11, IDIS. 



Chap. 25 Resolve directing the metropolitan park commission 
TO investigate the subject op protecting the banks 

OF THE mystic LAKES IN THE TOWNS OF ARLINGTON AND 
WINCHESTER. 



Investigation 
relative to pro- 
tecting banks 
of Mystic lakes 
in towns of 
Arlington and 
Winchester. 



Resolved, That the metropolitan park commission be 
directed to investigate the subject of protecting the banks of 
the Mystic lakes in the towns of Arlington and Winchester 
which are not already in public ownership by further acqui- 
sition of lands or rights therein so as to preserve the attractive- 
ness of the shores, protect the water supply, and secure the 
public use of said lakes for recreation, fishing and other park 
purposes, and to report to the next general court on or 
before the first Wednesday in January. 

Approved March 11, 1918, 



Chap. 26 Resolve extending the time for the report of the 

STATE department OF HEALTH ON THE USE OF WATER 
FROM THE IPSWICH RIVER. 



Time extended 
for report of 
state depart- 
ment of health 
relative to use 
of water from 
Ipswich river. 



Resolved, That the time within which the state depart- 
ment of health shall report to the general court the results 
of its investigation relative to the use of water from the 
Ipswich river, as required by chapter seventy-three of the 
resolves of nineteen hundred and seventeen, is hereby ex- 
tended to the second Wednesday in January of the year 
nineteen hundred and nineteen; and for the purpose of 
carrying out the provisions of said chapter seventy-three 
the department may expend a sum not exceeding seven 
hundred and fifty dollars in addition to the sum therein au- 
thorized. The commonwealth shall be reimbiu-sed for the 
amount expended under authority of this resolve by the 
cities of Beverly, Lynn, Peabody and Salem and the town of 
Danvers, in proportion to their population as determined 
by the last state census. Approved March 11, 1918. 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 27, 28, 29, 30. 313 



Resolve in favor of peter p. monahan of westfield. (Jfidp^ 27 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- in favor of 
ury of the commonwealth to Peter P. Monahan of Westfield, Monlhan of 
upon vouchers approved by the auditor of the common- ®^* ® 
wealth, the sum of three hundred twenty-nine dollars and 
seventy-one cents, as reimbursement in full for sums ex- 
pended by him in consequence of injuries suffered by him on 
the twenty-fifth of February, nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen, at Hampton Ponds, while in the performance of his 
duty in the service of the commonwealth. 

Approved March 18, 1918. 

Resolve in favor of the trustees of the soldiers' Chap. 28 

HOME IN MASSACHUSETTS. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Trustees of ^ 
ury of the commonwealth, in equal quarterly instalments. Home in 
beginning on the first day of December in the year nineteen ^^^° "^^ 
hundred and seventeen, to the trustees of the Soldiers' 
Home in Massachusetts, for maintenance, the sum of one 
hundred and thirty-six thousand seven hundred dollars. 

Approved March 18, 1918. 

Resolve relative to the refunding or abating of Chap. 29 

CERTAIN taxes ON INCOME. 

Resolved, That all income taxes heretofore collected or Refunding or 
levied under the provisions of chapter two hundred and Lcome taxes 
sixty-nine of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and annui'tfes'! 
sixteen upon any annuity, pension or retiring allowance paid pensions, etc. 
by a city or town on account of service In a police or fire 
department shall be refunded or abated upon application 
duly filed with the tax commissioner on or before the thirty- 
first day of December in the current year. 

Approved March 20, 1918. 

Resolve in favor of the trustees for former troop c, Chav. 30 

first squadron of MASSACHUSETTS CAVALRY. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Trustees for 
ury of the commonwealth to William L. Swan, Gilbert fiTsHquSn^' 
Hodges, Jr., and James R. Eccles, trustees for the benefit of sachise'tt'^^voV 
members of troop C, first squadron cavalry, Massachusetts unteer militia, 
volunteer militia, under an agreement and declaration of 



314 Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 31, 32. 

trust dated March fourteenth, nineteen hundred and four- 
teen and recorded with the Middlesex south district deeds, 
book 3874, page fifty-nine, the sum of nine hundred thirty- 
one dollars and thirty-nine cents, to reimburse them for 
money expended for the care and support of certain horses 
owned by or in the service of the commonwealth and en- 
trusted to them by order of the adjutant general. 

Approved March 20, 1918. 

Chap. 31 Resolve providing for an investigation by the public 

SERVICE commission RELATIVE TO THE MAINTENANCE OF 
GUARD RAILS ON PLATFORMS OF ELEVATED AND SUBWAY 
STATIONS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

rdativlto con- Resolvcd, The public service commission is hereby directed 
structing guard iq investigate the advisability of constructing suitable 

rails at elevated i-ipi •!> ii 

railway stations guard rails for the protection of passengers at the elevated 
in city of railway stations and in the subways under the control of the 

Boston Elevated Railway Company in the city of Boston, 
and shall report the result of its investigation, with its 
recommendations, if any, to the next general court, on or 
before the fifteenth day of January. 

Approved March 26, 1918. 

Chap. 32 Resolve providing for compensating certain persons 

FOR THE LOSS OF HORSES HIRED BY THE MILITIA IN JUNE, 
NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN. 

S'rtli'n ptr^ions Rcsolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- 
horaefwred ^^-^ ^^ ^^^^ commouwcalth to George H. Beaudry, Worcester, 
by militia. nine hundred dollars; E. M. Hammond, Worcester, two 
hundred and twenty-five dollars; C. B. Jenne, Worcester, 
four hundred and fifty dollars; Cavanaugh Bros., Man- 
chester, New Hampshire, fifteen hundred and seventy-five 
dollars; John R. Mann, Asbiu-y Grove, two hundred and 
twenty-five dollars; J. S. Nelson and Son, Salem, six hun- 
dred and seventy-five dollars; D. H. Guinivan, Beverly, 
two hundred and fifty dollars; Montague C. Muncey, 
Boston, two hundred and twenty-five dollars; Henry F. 
Mitchell, Roslindale, Boston, two hundred and twenty-five 
dollars, in full compensation for the loss of horses hired by 
the militia of the commonwealth at Framingham in June, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, and not returned. 

Approved March 27, 1918. 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 33, 34, 35, 36. 315 



Resolve in favor of Nicholas b. lake of Salisbury. (Jfi^p^ 33 
Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- in favor of 

T..,,i-»Ti poi*T_ JNicnolas U. 

ury of the commonwealth to Nicholas B. Lake ot bahsbury, Lake of^ 
from moneys received under chapter six hundred and fifty- 
nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred four dollars and twenty-five cents, 
as compensation for land in the town of Salisbury taken 
from the estate of Hannah Lake, for the Salisbury beach 
road under the provisions of the said act. 

Approved March 27, 1918. 

Resolve directing the state department of health Chap. 34 

TO ASCERTAIN THE COST OF A SEWERAGE SYSTEM TO PRE- 
VENT the POLLUTING OF THE MYSTIC LAKES. 

Resolved, That the state department of health be directed |*^*f of htaith 
to ascertain the cost of constructing a sewer or sewers ade- ^ f^ll^^ "^^^ 
quate for the disposal of the sewage and manufacturing ^^^„\®^i\°^^f4' 
waste now discharged into the Mystic lakes in the towns of of Mystic lakes. 
Arlington and Winchester and the city of Medford. The 
department shall report to the next general court, not later 
than the first Wednesday in January, with a map showing 
the situation of the proposed sewer or sewers, and may 
expend a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars in carrying 
out the purpose of this resolve. 

Approved April 2, 1918, 

Resolve in favor of ellen f. cody of salem. Chap. 35 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- I," f'^^"/ '^^^ 
ury of the commonwealth a sum not exceeding three hundred of saiem. 
dollars to Ellen F. Cody of Salem in full compensation for 
injuries which she received from being knocked down in 
said city in November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, by a 
horse belonging to the commonwealth and ridden by a 
member of the national guard on duty. 

Approved April 2, 1918. 

Resolve providing for certain expenses in the office Chap. 36 
OF the national guard property and disbursing 

OFFICER. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Expenses in 
ury of the commonwealth, to be expended under the direction tionaUuard 



316 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 37, 38, 39, 40. 



property and and with the approval of the adjutant general, the following 

officer. ' sums foF assistance and expenses in the office of the national 

guard property and disbursing officer: — For salaries of 

clerks and stenographers, fifteen hundred dollars; and for 

office supplies and expenses, three hundred dollars. 

Approved April 2, 1918. 

Chap. 37 Resolve providing for reimbursing the city of North- 
ampton FOR THE SUPPORT OF SMITH'S AGRICULTURAL 
SCHOOL AND NORTHAMPTON SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIES. 



City of 
Northampton 
reimbursed for 
support of 
Smith's Agri- 
cultural School 
and North- 
ampton School 
of Industries. 



In favor of 
The Norwood 
Morris Plan 
Company. 



Resolved, That the sum of ten thousand six hundred 
ninety-seven dollars and sixteen cents be allowed and paid 
out of the treasury of the commonwealth, from the ordinary 
revenue, to the city of Northampton for the maintenance 
and support of Smith's Agricultural School and Northampton 
School of Industries. Approved April 11, 1918. 

Chap. 38 Resolve in favor of the Norwood morris plan 

COMPANY. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth to The Norwood Morris Plan 
Company of the town of Norwood the sum of ninety dollars, 
being part of the amount of a license fee paid by the company 
for the purpose of carrying on the business of making small 
loans, under which license no business was done. 

Approved April 11, 1918. 

Chap. 39 Resolve providing for the purchase of land adjoin- 
ing the wachusett mountain state reservation. 

Lnd'adloin^ng Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- 

mountir"state ^^.V ^^ ^hc commouwcalth the sum of eight hundred dollars 

reservation. ^q j^g expended by the Wachusett mountain state reservation 

commission for the purchase of land adjoining the said 

reservation. Approved April 12, 1918. 



Chap. 40 Resolve extending the term of the annuity payable 

TO THE WIDOW OF J. WALTER CROPPER. 

Resolved, That the term of payment of the annuity granted 
to Alice J. Cropper, widow of J. Walter Cropper, by chapter 
ninety of the resolves of nineteen hundred and thirteen is 
hereby extended from five to seven years. 

Approved April 12, 1918. 



Term of an- 
nuity to 
widow of 
J. Walter 
Cropper 
extended. 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 41, 42, 43, 44. 317 



Resolve in favor of the town of new ashford. Chav. 41 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid from the treas- J^J^^jj"^'" "^ 
ury of the commonwealth to the town of New Ashford the New Ashford. 
sura of five hundred forty-five dollars and ninety-five cents, 
this sum being the amount which the town would have 
received for educational purposes from the commonwealth 
in the distribution of the income of the Massachusetts School 
Fund had it not been for an inequality in the method of 
computing the amount to be appropriated for school pur- 
poses in the said town in the year nineteen hundred and 
sixteen. Approved April 20, 1918. 

Resolve providing for reimbursing the town of Chav. 42 

CLARKSBURG FOR MONEY EXPENDED IN THE CARE OF A 
TUBERCULAR PATIENT. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid from the treas- Jj'^^J^g^^^ 
ury of the commonwealth to the town of Clarksburg the reimbursed 
sum of one hundred sixty-six dollars and twenty-eight cents, spent for care 
to reimburse the town for money spent for the care of Edith carpenter at 
B. Carpenter at the Hampshire county sanatorium. SunTy'^"^'' 

Approved April 20, 1918. sanatorium. 

Resolve in favor of mary a. kelly of westborough, Chav- 43 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- ^"J'*^^'^ ilgy 
ury of the commonwealth to Mary A. Kelly of Westborough of West- 
the sum of five hundred dollars in full compensation for 
injuries sustained by her on December eleventh, nineteen 
hundred and twelve, while in the performance of her duties 
as a nurse at the Westborough state hospital. * 

Approved April 20, 1918. 

Resolve in favor of the heirs of gustave gammett and Cfiav, 44 

LENA B. TOPPAN. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid to the heirs of heil^s'S'^Gus- 
Gustave Gammett and Lena B. Toppan out of the treasury and^L^MB^" 
of the commonwealth, from moneys received under chapter Toppan. 
six hundred and fifty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fourteen, a sum not exceeding four hundred eighty-eight 
dollars and seventy-five cents as compensation for land 
taken in the town of Salisbury for the Salisbury beach road 
under the provisions of said act. 

Approved April 20, 1918. 



318 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 45, 46, 47, 48. 



Chap. 45 Resolve providing for exhibitions and other means 
OF increasing public interest in the protection of 

FISH AND game. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth a sum not exceedino- one thousand 
dollars, to be expended under the direction of the board of 
commissioners on fisheries and game in holding exhibitions 
and in taking other measures to increase the interest of the 
public in the protection and propagation of fish and game. 

Approved April 24, 1918. 



Exhibitions, 
etc., to in- 
crease public 
interest in 
protection 
and propaga- 
tion of fish 
and game. 



Chap. 46 

In favor of 
town of Savoy. 



Resolve in favor of the town of savoy. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid from the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth to the town of Savoy the sum of 
five hundred seventy-two dollars and seventy-nine cents, 
this sum being the additional amount which the town would 
have received for the support of public schools from the 
distribution of the income of the Massachusetts School 
Fund in the current year had it been possible for the schools 
of that town to open at the usual time in the autumn of 
nineteen hundred and sixteen. 

Approved April 2^, 1918. 



Chap. 47 Resolve providing for the appointment of a special 

COMMISSION TO REVISE AND CODIFY THE LAWS RELATING 
TO TOWNS. 

Resolved, That a special commission of three persons be 
appointed by the governor, to revise and codify the laws re- 
lating to towns, and to recommend such changes in substance 
and policy as may be deemed expedient. The commission 
shall report to the present general court its recommenda- 
tions, with drafts of proposed legislation embodying the 
same. The members shall receive no compensation, but may 
incur necessary expenses for clerical assistance not exceeding 
the sum of five hundred dollars. 

Approved April 25, 1918. 



Appointment 
of special com- 
mission to 
revise and 
codify laws 
relating to 
towns. 



Chap. 48 Resolve providing for an examination of the heating 

AND POWER PLANTS AT STATE INSTITUTIONS. 

of^h^tingand Resolved, That there be expended, with the approval of 
atTfa't?'''"** the governor and council, a sum not exceeding seven thou- 

institutiona. 



MsoLVES, 1918. — Chaps. 49, 50. 319 

sand dollars for the services of experts in the examination of 
the heating and power plants at state institutions, for the 
purpose of making written reports to the governor and 
council as to what measures shall be taken for economy in 
the use of coal at the said institutions. 

Approved April 26, 1918. 

Resolve providing for a report by the state board (JJiap. 49 

OF AGRICULTURE AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 
ON THE EXPEDIENCY OF UTILIZING THE PEAT DEPOSITS 
IN THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Resolved, That the state board of agriculture and the state investigation 
department of health, acting jointly under the provisions of expediency of 
chapter two hundred and twelve of the General Acts of ^16^6^.,°^ 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, be directed to consider the ^tthinThf^^ 
expediency of utilizing for fuel and other purposes the peat commonwealth, 
deposits within the commonwealth, and to make in their 
annual report under the said chapter such recommendations 
relative thereto as may appear advisable. 

Approved April 26, 1918. 

Resolve to provide for repairs and improvements at (Jjidj) 50 

CERTAIN STATE INSTITUTIONS. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Repairs and 

e J.1 ij.1 i? J.1 !• X u improvements 

ury of the commonwealth, rrom the ordmary revenue, to be at certain state 
expended under the direction of the commission on mental ^^istitutions. 
diseases, for repairs and improvements at certain state 
institutions, the following sums : — 

For the Boston state hospital, a sum not exceeding three Boston state 
hundred ninety-seven thousand five hundred dollars, for the °^^' 
following purposes: — For furnishing window bars, a sum 
not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars; for constructing and 
furnishing a male infirmary to accommodate three hundred 
and twenty-four patients and thirty nurses, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three hundred and eighty-five thousand dollars; and 
for the purchase of one boiler and blower, a sum not exceed- 
ing eleven thousand dollars. 

For the Danvers state hospital, a sum not exceeding Oanyers state 
thirty-six thousand five hundred dollars, for the following °^^* 
purposes : — For constructing a coal trestle, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand dollars; for constructing two verandas 
to accommodate ninety patients each, a sum not exceeding 
eighteen thousand five hundred dollars; and for alterations 



320 



Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 50. 



Foxborough 
atate hospital. 



Gardner 
state colony. 



Grafton 
state hospital. 



Medfield 
state hospital. 



Northampton 
state hospital. 



Taunton state 
hospital. 



Westborough 
state hospital. 



at the IMiddleton colony to provide accommodations for fifty 
additional patients, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 
dollars. 

For the Foxborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred eighteen thousand three hundred and fifty 
dollars, for the following purposes: — For constructing and 
furnishing an acute male receiving ward to accommodate 
seventy-five patients, a sum not exceeding one hundred and 
five thousand dollars; for the purchase of farm land, a sum 
not exceeding ten thousand five hundred dollars; and for 
the purchase of the Hearn property, a sum not exceeding 
two thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars. 

For the Gardner state colonj^ a sum not exceeding five 
thousand five hundred dollars, for changes in the heating 
plant. 

For the Grafton state hospital, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
one thousand dollars, for the following purposes : — For con- 
structing a coal trestle and track scales, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars; for the purchase of one boiler, blowers 
and grates, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars; for 
fire protection, a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars; 
and for hydrotherapeutic equipment, a sum not exceeding 
six thousand dollars. 

For the Medfield state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand dollars, for the installation of a high pressure 
steam main. 

For the Northampton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred and thirteen thousand dollars, for the following 
purposes: — For constructing and furnishing two nurses' 
homes, one nurses' home for women to have sixty-three 
beds, and one nurses' home for male attendants and married 
couples to have sixty-three beds, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred and eight thousand dollars; and for the purchase 
of a house and barn and four and one half acres of land, a 
sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For the Taunton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand nine hundred and eighty-five dollars, 
for the following purposes : — For the construction of a spur 
track and trestle, a sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand 
seven hundred and thirty-five dollars; and for the construc- 
tion of a horse barn at Raynham colony, a sum not exceeding 
four thousand two hundred and fifty dollars. 

For the Westborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-one thousand five hundred dollars, for the following 



ResWves, 1918. — Chaps. 51, 52. 321 

purposes : — For the renovation of wards two and five, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars; and for a 
new stand-pipe and changes in the water system, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-six thousand five hundred dollars. 

For the Worcester state hospital, a sum not exceeding Worcester 
fifty-five hundred dollars, for the renovation of plumbing in ^ * ^ "^"^ ^ ' 
eight wards. 

For the Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded, a Massachusetts 
sum not exceeding twenty-nine thousand five hundred the'peebre- 
dollars, for the following purposes : — For a concrete hay ^^"*'^®^- 
barn at the Templeton colony, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
five hundred dollars; for a canning and preserving plant at 
the Templeton colony, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars; and for constructing a side track to replace the 
present coal trestle, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thou- 
sand dollars. 

For the Wrentham state school, a sum not exceeding seven wrentham 
thousand seven hundred dollars, for the following purposes: state school. 
— For the construction of a brick chimney for the heating 
plant, a sum not exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars; and 
for the purchase of land, a sum not exceeding twenty-two 
hundred dollars. Approved May 2, 1918. 

Resolve providing for the construction of a new Chap. 51 

HEATING AND POWER PLANT AT THE REFORMATORY FOR 
WOMEN. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- New heating 
ury of the commonwealth a sum not exceeding sixty-eight pLnfaT^"^ 
thousand two hundred sixty-one dollars and fifteen cents, for°w?m^ni^ 
to be expended by the superintendent of the reformatory 
for women, under the direction of the director of prisons, 
for the construction and equipment of a new heating and 
power plant at the said institution. 

Approved May 10, 1918. 

Resolve in favor of Walter h. young of dedham. Chav 52 

Resolved,, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- in favor of 
ury of the commonwealth a sum not exceeding one hundred foung of" 
and twenty-five dollars to Walter H. Young of Dedham, a 
physician, as full compensation for loss of pay and expenses 
incurred by him while serving in the military forces of the 
commonwealth on the Mexican border in the year nineteen 
hundred and sixteen. Approved May 10, 1918. 



Dedham. 



322 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 53, 54, 55. 



Chap. 53 Resolve providing for the compensation and expenses 
OF the metropolitan parks apportionment commis- 
sion. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the Metro- 
politan Parks Maintenance Fund a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars for the compensation of the metropolitan 
parks apportionment commission appointed during the year 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, and for expenses incurred by 
the said commission. Approved May 10, 1918. 



Metropolitan 
parks appor- 
tionment 
commission. 



Chap. 54 Resolve in favor of david j. sheehan of lynn. 

D ^'^Tj °'h Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- 

han of Lynn, ury of the commonwealtli, to David J. Sheehan, of Lynn, the 
sum of three hundred and sixty-five dollars, in full compen- 
sation for horses supplied by him for use of the common- 
wealth, and for expenses in connection therewith. 

Approved Maij 10, 1918. 



Chav 55 Resolve providing for certain improvements at insti- 

TUTIONS UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE TRUSTEES OF HOS- 



Improvements 
at instit?utions 
under control 
of trustees of 
hospitals for 
consumptives. 



Lakeville 
state sana- 
torium. 



North Reading 
state sana- 
torium. 



Rutland state 
sanatorium. 



PITALS FOR CONSUMPTIVES. 

Resolved, That the trustees of hospitals for consumptives 
are hereby authorized to expend out of the treasury of the 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue and general fund 
a sum not exceeding- one hundred four thousand two hundred 
and fifty dollars for certain improvements at the institutions 
as hereinafter described: 

Lakeville state sanatorium : For the purchase and installa- 
tion of additional equipment for boiler, refrigeration and 
laundry purposes, a sum not exceeding thirty-six thousand 
five hundred dollars; for the construction of a pavilion for 
twenty patients, a sum not exceeding three thousand six 
hundred dollars; for the construction of a pavilion for ten 
ex-patient employees, a sum not exceeding two thousand five 
hundred dollars; for the construction of a pavilion for six 
female patients, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

North Reading state sanatorium: For the installation of 
five new wells and a larger suction line, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand six hundred and fifty dollars. 

Rutland state sanatorium: For re-constructing, enlarging 
and equipping a building for a new kitchen, service and 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 56, 57, 58. 323 



storehouse, a sum not exceeding fifty-five thousand dollars, 
provided that no contract shall be let for the construction of 
the same until the plans therefor have been approved by 
the governor and council. 

Westfield state sanatorium: For the installation of a ^estfi^^^w^tate 
water tank and hydrants, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars. Approved May 14, 1918. 

Resolve providing for maintenance and improvements Chap. 56 

AT THE market GARDEN FIELD STATION IN LEXINGTON. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Market garden 
ury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to be in Lexington. 
expended by the trustees of the Massachusetts Agricultural 
College at the market garden field station in Lexington, a 
sum not exceeding sixteen thousand five hundred dollars for 
the following purposes : For greenhouses and heating plant, 
nine thousand dollars; for a foreman's cottage, four thou- 
sand five hundred dollars; for maintenance, three thousand 
dollars. Approved May 14, 1018. 

Resolve providing for certain improvements at insti- njidq) 57 

TUTIONS UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE TRUSTEES OF MAS- 
SACHUSETTS TRAINING SCHOOLS. 

Resolved, That the trustees of Massachusetts training improyements 
schools are hereby authorized to expend out of the treasury under controf 
of the commonwealth from the general fund or ordinary MasTach^setL 
revenue, a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars for im- a^fil^ig^ 
provements at the following-named institutions: 

Lyman school for boys: For changes in the administra- Lyman school 
tion building, a sum not exceeding thirteen hundred dollars; °^ ^^' 
for the purchase of the Bailey place, so-called, adjoining the 
school, a sum not exceeding fifty-seven hundred dollars. 

Industrial school for boys: For the construction of a industrial 
foundation for a new cottage for thirty boys and attendants, for toys. 
a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

Approved May 15, 1918. 

Resolve providing for a report by the state depart- (JJiav 58 

MENT OF HEALTH OF A PLAN FOR THE DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE 
IN THE TOWN OF AYER. 

Resolved, That the state department of health is hereby state depart- 
authorized and directed to consider and report a plan for a toTeporta'** 



324 



Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 59. 



etc., in town 
of Ayer. 



a-e'system'*^'^' svstem of seweragc and sewage disposal for such thickly 
settled part or parts of the town of Ayer as, in the opinion 
of the department, are at present in need of sewerage or 
likely to require sewerage facilities in the immediate future. 
The department shall consider the various methods of 
sewage disposal and the application of such methods to the 
collection and disposal of the sewage of the said town, and 
shall ascertain and report the cost of any system of sewerage 
or sewage disposal recommended by it. The department 
may employ such engineering and other assistance as may 
be necessary for carrying out the objects of this resolve and 
shall have access to any and all plans of existing sewers, 
streets or lands filed in the offices of said town or in the 
records of the county of Middlesex. All expenses incurred 
by the said department under the provisions of this resolve 
shall be reported to the governor and council, and, if ap- 
proved by them, shall be paid out of the treasury of the 
commonwealth; but the total expenditure shall not exceed 
eight hundred dollars, four hundred of which shall be assessed 
and collected by the treasurer and receiver general upon 
and from said town at the time required for the pa\Tnent of 
the state tax. The report hereby required shall be made to 
the general court on or before the third Wednesday in 
January, nineteen hundred and nineteen. 

Approved May 21, 1918. 



Chap. 59 



Investigation 
of expenditures 
of cities, 
towns, private 
corporations, 
etc., in con- 
nection with 
state guard. 



Resolve authorizing the adjutant general to investi- 
gate THE expenditures OF CITIES, TOWNS AND INDI- 
VIDUALS FOR THE STATE GUARD. 

Resolved, That the adjutant general is hereby authorized 
and directed to investigate all expenditures by cities, towns, 
private corporations, associations and individuals in connec- 
tion with the state guard, during the year nineteen hundred 
and se^'enteen; to classify said expenditures in such manner 
as to show what amounts were raised by municipal appro- 
priation through taxation, borrowing or otherwise and 
what amounts were raised by public or private subscription, 
and also to show in detail the amounts expended for main- 
tenance, equipment and other purposes in connection there- 
with; and to ascertain by what authority, if any, repre- 
sentations, if any, were made by members of the military 
forces of the commonwealth, to the effect that any of the 
said cities, towns, private corporations, associations or indi- 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 60, 61, 62, 63. 325 

viduals would be reimbursed for said expenditures or any 
of them, from the treasury of the commonwealth. The 
report hereby required shall be made to the next general 
court not later than the second Wednesday in January. 

Approved May 21, 1918. 

Resolve in favor of the mother of james f. broderick Qfidj) 50 

OF AMESBURY. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- in ^^°^^f 
ury of the commonwealth to the widowed mother of James James f. 
F. Broderick of Amesbury the sum of twenty-four hundred Amefbury. 
dollars, at the rate of fifty dollars a month for four years, in 
full compensation for the death of her son while in the 
performance of his duties as a member of the national guard, 
field artillery, at camp Curtis Guild in B oxford. 

Approved May 21, 1918. 

Resolve in favor of charles h. slowey of lowell. fhn'n f)\ 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- in favor of 
ur}^ of the commonwealth to Charles H. Slowey of Lowell, sioJet^of' 
representative-elect from the fourteenth Middlesex repre- ^*^^® ' 
sentative district, the sum of one thousand dollars, which 
sum he would have been entitled to receive had he not been 
prevented from qualifying and serving as representative 
because of his service in the United States army. 

Approved May 21, 1918. 

Resolve in favor of william c. jones of swajvipscott. Qfidr} g2 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- J".,^?7°''^^ 
ury of the commonwealth to William C. Jones of Swampscott Jones of 
the sum of two hundred and forty dollars a year for three ^'*™p^''° 
years, to be paid in monthly instalments of twenty dollars 
each, in full compensation for injuries sustained by him 
while in the performance of his duty as a member of the 
Massachusetts militia in the year nineteen hundred and 
fifteen. ' Approved May 22, 1918. 

Resolve in favor of the widow of Arthur Ellington Qhav 63 

BURR. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid from the treas- in favor of 
ury of the commonwealth to Emily Sturtevant Burr, widow Arthur^Eiiing- 
of Arthur Ellington Burr, late judge of probate and insol- *^" ^^^^- 



326 



Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 64. 



vency for the county of Suffolk, who died on March 
thirteenth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, the amount of 
salary to which he would have been entitled for one month's 
service in the said capacity. Approved May 22, 1918. 



Chap. 64 Resolve providing for a special commission to in- 
vestigate AND CONSIDER THE METHODS OF TREATING 
DEFECTIVE DELINQUENTS AND CRIMINALS. 



Appointment 
of special 
commission to 
investigate 
methods of 
treating defec- 
tive delin- 
quents and 
criminals. 



Resolved, That the director of the Massachusetts bureau 
of prisons, the chairman of the advisory prison board, the 
chairman of the commission on mental diseases, the secre- 
tary of the state board of charity, the superintendent of the 
Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded and the super- 
visor of administration are hereby constituted a special com- 
mission to investigate and consider all matters relative to 
the control, custody and treatment of defective delinquents, 
feeble-minded persons, persons suffering from excessive use 
of alcohol or drugs, criminals and misdemeanants. The 
said commission shall especially consider the subject-matter 
of house documents eighty-one and ten hundred and twenty- 
five of nineteen hundred and eighteen; also the need of 
additional accommodations for the custody of the persons 
aforesaid, either by the establishment of departments under 
the provisions of chapter five hundred and ninety-five of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and eleven, or by the acquisition of 
additional land and the construction of new buildings, or 
otherwise as the commission may suggest. The commission 
shall consider the advisability^ of utilizing for the said purpose 
the Norfolk state hospital and any other existing institutions 
under the control of the commonwealth or of the counties 
thereof. The commission shall especially consider the present 
methods of custody and treatment of female criminals and 
misdemeanants who are feeble-minded or diseased, and shall 
suggest any other methods which in its opinion will better 
protect the public health and promote the public welfare. 
The commission may consult with other officials and boards 
of the commonwealth and of the counties. The commission 
shall report its findings to the general court, on or before the 
first day of February, nineteen hundred and nineteen, 
together with any recommendations for legislation which 
it may deem expedient, and may expend in its investigations 
the sum of one thousand dollars. 

Approved May 24, 1918. 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 65, 66. 327 



Resolve providing for the purchase of military Chap. 65 

EQUIPMENT FOR THE STATE GUARD. 

Resolved, That the chief quartermaster is hereby authorized ^'^fj^j^^® °^ 
to expend from the treasury of the commonwealth, from the equipment for 
ordinary revenue, a sum not exceeding sixty thousand guard, 
dollars for the purchase of equipment for the state guard as 
follows: — For tents, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
dollars; for blankets, a sum not exceeding twenty-four 
thousand dollars; for ponchos, a sum not exceeding eleven 
thousand dollars; for machine gun equipment, a sum not 
exceeding four thousand dollars; for mess kits, haversacks 
and canteens, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars; 
and for field ranges, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars. 

The said property shall be held in the custody of the 
chief quartermaster, and shall be used in such manner as the 
commander-in-chief may authorize or direct. 

The adjutant general is hereby directed to sell any and all 
state military property situated at the state arsenal in 
Framingham which may not be necessary for the use of the 
military forces of the commonwealth. The proceeds from 
such sale shall be paid into the treasury of the common- 
wealth. Of such sum so received an amount not exceeding 
thirty-five thousand dollars may be applied to the purchase 
of such additional military equipment as may be necessary. 

Approved May 24, 1918. 



Resolve directing the attorney-general to investi- fhfj^ aa 

GATE the operation OF CERTAIN LAWS OF THE COMMON- ^' 

WEALTH AS TENDING TO THE CREATION OF MONOPOLIES. 

Resolved, That the attorney-general be directed to in- investigation 
vestigate whether and to what extent recent building, fire of ceftam^aw°" 
prevention and similar legislation, and the rules and regula- weait'hTr"°" 
tions made thereunder, have resulted in a forced or artificial IteaUon^oi^^^ 
demand for apparatus, appliances or devices, which, because monopolies, 
of patent rights or other reasons, are sold or marketed by 
monopolies, or in the absence of competition. The provisions 
of chapter three hundred and eighteen of the General Acts 
of nineteen hundred and seventeen are hereby made ap- 
plicable to this investigation. The attorney-general shall 
report the result of his investigation, with such recommenda- 



328 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 67, 68, 69. 



tions as he may deem advisable, to the general court on or 
before the first Wednesday in January, nineteen hundred 
and nineteen, and may expend in carrying out the provisions 
of this resolve a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars, 
subject to the approval of the governor and council, to be 
paid out of the miscellaneous expenses of the attorney- 
general's department. Approved May 28, 1918. 



Chap. 67 Resolve authorizing the payment of a sum of money 

TO THE CAVANAUGH BROTHERS HORSE COMPANY. 

c"avanaugh Rcsohed, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- 

Brothers Horse ury of the commouwcalth a sum not exceeding seventeen 
hundred and two dollars to the Cavanaugh Brothers Horse 
Company, a corporation organized under the laws of New 
Hampshire, for the purpose of reimbursing and compensating 
the said corporation for expenses incurred and loss sustained 
in the performance of its contracts to furnish horses for the 
use of the militia and national guard of the commonwealth. 

Approved May 28, 1918. 



Chap. 68 Resolve in favor of the widow of frank bartlett. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth to the widow of Frank Bartlett of 
Pittsfield, late member of the house from the fourth Berkshire 
representative district, the remainder of the salary to which 
he would have been entitled if he had lived until the end of 
the current year. Approved May 28, 1918. 



In favor of 
widow of 
Frank 
Bartlett. 



Chap. 69 Resolve providing for certain improvements and 

equipment at the MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL 

college. 



Improvements 
at Massachu- 
setts Agricul- 
tural College. 



Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth, to be expended at the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College under the direction of the 
board of trustees, a sum not exceeding eighty-six thousand 
five hundred dollars for the following purposes: — For im- 
provements at the power plant, including coal handling 
apparatus, turbine house and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-four thousand five hundred dollars; for improvements 
in the dining hall, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
dollars; and for miscellaneous improvements in buildings 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps, 70, 71. 329 

and grounds, miscellaneous teaching, operating and office 
equipment for the farm, gardens, experiment station, and 
teaching departments, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand 
dollars. Approved May 29, 1918. 

Resolve providing for the promotion of old age (JJidj) 70 

ANNUITIES AND OF VOLUNTARY INSURANCE AGAINST 
SICKNESS AND DISABILITY. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Promotion of 
ury of the commonwealth the sum of five thousand dollars, annuftles and 
to be expended under the direction of the trustees of the rnsumnce 
General Insurance Guaranty Fund, in a manner similar to nlsi'and''''^" 
the work of said trustees in making known the advantages disability. 
of savings bank life insurance under the provisions of chapter 
one hundred and sixty-eight of the General Acts of nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, for the purpose of further encouraging 
and promoting old age annuities and the organization of 
mutual benefit associations among the employees in industrial 
plants in the commonwealth in order to afford them an 
opportunity to insure against sickness and disability. The 
said trustees shall have authority to employ such agents or 
solicitors as they may deem necessary for the purposes 
aforesaid, and also such additional clerical assistance as may 
be necessary from time to time. 

Approved May 29, 1918. 

Resolve providing for further investigation of the ni^rj^ 71 

MATTER OF CONSERVING AND EQUALIZING THE FLOW OF ' 

WATER IN THE RIVERS AND STREAMS OF THE COMMON- 
WEALTH. 

Resolved, That the commission on waterways and public investigation as 
lands is hereby authorized to continue the investigation of and^utnL^nT 
the matters of conserving, utilizing and equalizing the flow flow of water 

... , , !• 1 '" rivers and 

of water m the rivers and natural streams of the common- streams, etc. 
wealth, and may expend in carrying out the purposes of this 
resolve a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars in addition 
to the unexpended balance of the appropriation made to 
carry on the investigation authorized by chapter one hun- 
dred and thirteen of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred 
and fifteen. Nothing herein contained shall be construed 
as applying to any river or natural stream under the juris- 
diction and control of any state board or commission other 



330 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 72, 73. 



than the commission on waterways and pubHc lands. Said 
commission shall report to the general com"t in print the 
results of its further investigation and its recommendations. 

Approved May 31, 1918. 



Chap. 72 Resolve to provide for an investigation relative to 

THE amount and DISPOSITION OF MOTOR VEHICLE FEES, 
AND RELATED MATTERS. 



Investigation 
as to amount 
and disposi- 
tion of motor 
vehicle 
fees, etc. 



Resolved, That the members of the Massachusetts highway 
commission, the supervisor of administration and the secre- 
tary of the commonwealth shall constitute a special com- 
mission of five, of which the chairman of the highway com- 
mission shall be the chairman, to consider whether the present 
fees for the registration of motor vehicles and for licensing 
the operators thereof are equitable and sufficient; whether 
changes should be made in the method of distributing or 
applying the said fees; and whether there is need of further 
legislation to regulate the sale of second-hand motor vehicles, 
or to prevent the larceny of motor vehicles; and to make 
such recommendations with respect to the sale or use of 
motor vehicles as the commission may deem advisable. 

The commission shall report its findings to the next general 
court, together with drafts of such laws as it may recom- 
mend; and it may report in print. If the report is printed, 
three hundred and fifty copies shall be reserved for the use of 
the general court and the remaining copies shall be dis- 
tributed at the discretion of the commission. Not more 
than twenty-five hundred copies of the report shall be 
printed, and any surplus copies shall be deposited in the 
legislative document room for distribution by the sergeant- 
at-arms. The commission shall give such public hearings as 
it may deem necessary. It shall serve without compensa- 
tion, but may expend for clerical and other expenses such 
amount, not exceeding the sum of one thousand dollars, as 
shall be allowed by the governor and council. 

Approved May 31, 1918. 



Chap. 73 Resolve to provide for an investigation of the state 

BOARD OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES. 

Investigation Resolved, That the supervisor of administration be directed 
board of to iuquirc into and to investigate the efficiency of the state 

industries. board of labor and industries, the organization thereof and 



Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 74. 331 

the methods employed thereby, and to what extent and in 
what respects the board should be reorganized, and to report 
to the next general court his conclusions and recommenda- 
tions not later than the first Wednesday of January. 

Approved May 31, 1918. 

Resolve ciRANTiNG a county tax fok the county ob^ Chav- 74 

BARNSTABLE. 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated BarnJ't^bfe^' 
for the expenses of the county of Barnstable, for the year 
nineteen hundred and eighteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding four 
thousand dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding nine 
thousand five hundred dollars. 

For salaries of county oflScers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing three thousand three hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
surn not exceeding nine thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seven thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not exceed- 
ing five thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a svim not exceeding one thousand one hundred 
dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand seven hundred dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand five hun- 
dred dollars. 



332 Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 75. 

B^"n"stab^' For the farm bureau, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

five hundred dollars. 

For hospital maintenance, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars. 

P^or miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
eighty thousand dollars, to be expended, together with the 
cash balance on hand and the receipts from other sources, 
for the above purposes. Approved May 31, 1918. 



Chap. 75 Resolve granting a county tax for the county of 

BERKSHIRE. 

Berkshirl'!''' Resolwd, That the following sums are hereby appropriated 

for the expenses of the county of Berkshire, for the year 
nineteen hundred and eighteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding four 
thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing five thousand five hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-seven thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a stim not exceed- 
ing nine thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding six thousand five hundred dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding four thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
two thousand dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 



Resolves, 1918. — Crap. 76. 333 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other B°"i^*^ir^' 
than jails and houses of correctipn, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding seven thousand five hundred dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding ninety thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 
dollars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars. 

For the farm bureau, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars. 

For a tuberculosis hospital, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For the care and maintenance of Gre3'lock state reserva- 
tion, a sum not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding one thousand one hun- 
dred and twenty-five dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of one 
hundred sixty-seven thousand one hundred twelve dollars 
and sixty-one cents, to be expended, together with the cash 
balance on hand and the receipts from other sources, for the 
above purposes. Approved May 31, 1918. 



Resolve granting a county tax for the county of Qjidj) yg 

BRISTOL. 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated Br^t^f ^^^' 
for the expenses of the county of Bristol, for the year nine- 
teen hundred and eighteen: — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding thirty-six 
thousand dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
six thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 
law, a sum not exceeding thirty-one thousand dollars. 

P^or clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-two thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding sixty-seven thousand dollars. 



334 Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 76. 

Bri^t'oL *^^^' For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 

of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one liundred and five thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-five thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding eight hundred dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
three thousand dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-three thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding three thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding four thousand one hundred dollars. 

For agricultural school, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
thousand dollars. 

For hospital or sanatorium, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner jjrovided by law, the sum of 
four hundred and thirty-eight thousand six hundred dollars, 
to be expended, together with the cash balance on hand 
and the receipts from other sources, for the above purposes. 

Approved May 31, 1918. 



Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 77. 335 



Resolve granting a county tax for the county of Chap. 77 

DUKES county. 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated oure^County. 
for the expenses of the county of Dukes County, for the 
year nineteen hundred and eighteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding two thousand two hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing five hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand one hundred dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding eight hundred dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not exceed- 
ing five hundred dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding eight hundred and twenty-five 
dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding seventy dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
three hundred dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand two hundred dollars. 

For highways, including state highw\ays, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding two thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For Farm Bureau, a sum not exceeding seven hundred 
dollars. 



336 Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 78. 

Dukea^^nty. -^^^ the couiit^' Commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
thirteen thousand forty-four dollars and thirty-seven cents, 
to be expended, together with the cash balance on hand and 
the receipts from other sources, for the above purposes. 

Approved May 31, 1918. 

Chap. 78 Resolve granting a county tax for the county of 

ESSEX. 

Essex*^ ^^' Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated 

for the expenses of the county of Essex, for the year nineteen 
hundred and eighteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding eighty- 
four thousand dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred seventy-six thousand five hundred dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-nine thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirty-nine thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding ninety-five thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ninety-two thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirty-five thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding fifty-four thousand dollars. 

For trial justices, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand three hundred 
and fifty dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
six thousand dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding forty-five thousand dollars. 



Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 79. 337 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land ^^^^ **^' 
damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred seventy-six 
thousand nine hundred and eighty-three dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding six thousand dol- 
lars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding forty-three thou- 
sand dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding forty-six thousand one hundred 
four dollars and forty-four cents. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding three thousand three 
hundred dollars. 

For the maintenance of the independent agricultural 
school, a sum not exceeding fifty-eight thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For the equipment of the independent agricultural school, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand six hundred dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hei^eby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
eight hundred and twenty-eight thousand one hundred sixty 
dollars, to be expended, together with the cash balance on 
hand and the receipts from other sources, for the above 
purposes. Approved May 31, 1918. 

Resolve granting a county tax for the county of (JJiq^j) 79 

franklin. 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated bounty tax, 
for the expenses of the county of Franklin, for the year 
nineteen hundred and eighteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding nine thousand eight hundred fifty 
dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing two thousand nine hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding ten thousand two hundred dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixteen thousand five hundred dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not exceed- 
ing three thousand dollars. 



338 Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 80. 

F^ankUn^^' ^^T civil expcnscs in the supreme judicial and superior 

courts, a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty dol- 
lars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding one thousand seven hundred 
dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
seven hundred dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding forty-six thousand dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding three hundred fifty-two dollars 
and ninety-six cents. 

For Mount Sugar Loaf reservation, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand five hundred dollars. 

For Franklin County Farm Bureau, Inc., a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars. 

For a sanatorium, a sum not exceeding two thousand six 
hundred ten dollars and two cents. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
one hundred and four thousand dollars, to be expended, 
together with the cash balance on hand and the receipts from 
other sources, for the above purposes. 

Approved May 31, 1918. 

Chav. 80 Resolve granting a county tax for the county of 

HAMPDEN. 

County tax, Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated 

for the expenses of the county of Hampden, for the year 
nineteen hundred and eighteen: — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
two thousand dollars. 



Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 80. 



339 



For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding twenty- ^X^^' 
seven thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing eighteen thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding forty-seven thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty thousand dollars. 

For ci^-il expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars. 

For trial justices, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 
dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
seven thousand dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-seven thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
thousand dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding seven thousand fifty-five dollars 
and seventy-one cents. 

For the care and maintenance of INIount Tom state reser- 
vation, a sum not exceeding four thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For Hampden County Improvement League, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 



340 Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 81. 

Hampde^" ^OF leasing land for labor of prisoners, a sum not exceeding 

one thousand dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
three hundred and thirty-three thousand dollars, to be ex- 
pended, together with the cash balance on hand and the 
receipts from other sources, for the above purposes. 

Approved May 31, 1918. 

Chap. 81 Resolve granting a county tax for the county of 

HAMPSHIRE. 

uTrnplh^: Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated 

for the expenses of the county of Hampshire, for the year 
nineteen hundred and eighteen: — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding six thou- 
sand dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding eleven 
thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding eleven thousand five hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing five thousand five hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not exceed- 
ing six thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding four thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For sanatorium, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding two thousand two hundred 
dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars. 

For building county buildings, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars. 



Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 82. 341 

For repairinsi', furnishing and improvins: county buildings, County tax, 

\ *,.,», J 1 II Hampshire. 

a sum not exceednig two thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding seven thousand five hundred dollars. 

For highways, bridges and land damages, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixty-five thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding one thousand two 
hundred dollars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars. 

For Mount Tom reservation, a sum not exceeding eight 
hundred thirty-four dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding eight hundred dollars. 

For The Hampshire County Farm Improvement Bureau 
Inc., a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
one hundred sixty thousand five hundred eleven dollars and 
nine cents, to be expended, together with the cash balance 
on hand and the receipts from other sources, for the above 
purposes. Approved May 31, 1918. 



Resolve granting a county tax for the county of Chav 82 

MIDDLESEX. 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated M^dSfi^ex"' 
for the expenses of the county of Middlesex, for the year 
nineteen hundred and eighteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
five thousand dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
eight thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding forty-five thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing one himdred and fifteen thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred and thirty thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 



342 Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 82. 

Middfese^!'' of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred and eighty thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not exceed- 
ing sixty-five thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding ninety thousand dollars. 

For trial justices, a sum not exceeding two thousand dol- 
lars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
sixteen thousand dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding ninety thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred and twenty-five 
thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 
dollars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thou- 
sand dollars. 

For the farm bureau, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 
dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight thousand nine hun- 
dred dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
eight hundred ninety-six thousand five hundred eighty-four 
dollars and thirty-nine cents, to be expended, together with 
the cash balance on hand and the receipts from other sources, 
for the above purposes. Approved May 31, 1918. 



Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 83. 343 



Resolve granting a county tax for the county of Chap. 83 

NORFOLK. 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated Norfolk*^''' 
for the expenses of the county of Norfolk, for the year nine- 
teen hundred and eighteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand five hundred dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
eight thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-four thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-nine thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding forty-six thousand five hundred dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-three thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not exceed- 
ing nineteen thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
six thousand dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-four thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding forty-nine thousand dollars. 

For the training school, a sum not exceeding nine thousand 
five hundred dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For agricultural school, a sum not exceeding thirty-four 
thousand dollars. 



344 Resol\^s, 1918. — Chap. 84. 

NoS.^"' For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 

year, a sum not exceeding three thousand two hundred 
fifteen dollars and fifty-three cents. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
three hundred and forty thousand dollars, to be expended, 
together with the cash balance on hand and the receipts 
from other sources, for the above purposes. 

Approved May 31, 1918. 

Chap. 84 Resolve gr.\nting a county tax for the county of 

PLYMOUTH. 

County tax, Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated 

for the expenses of the county of Plymouth, for the year 
nineteen hundred and eighteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding eleven 
thousand dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding nineteen 
thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing twelve thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty-five thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-three thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding fourteen tliousand dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding eight hundred dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars. 

Yov building county buildings, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding- two thousand five hundred dollars. 



Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 85. 345 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other County tax, 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 

For the training school, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding five thousand eight hundred thirty 
dollars and ninety-nine cents. 

For the farm bureau, a sum not exceeding twenty-fi.ve 
hundred dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
two hundred and seventeen thousand dollars, to be expended, 
together with the cash balance on hand and the receipts 
from other sources, for the above purposes. 

Approved May 31, 1918. 

Resolve granting a county tax for the county of Chap. 85 

WORCESTER, 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated ^orces^en^' 
for the expenses of the county of Worcester, for the year 
nineteen hundred and eighteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding nine 
thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding forty thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing forty thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding eighty-two thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eighty-eight thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior coiu-t, a sum not exceed- 
ing forty thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars. 

For trial justices, a sum not exceeding one thousand five 
hundred dollars. 



346 Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 85. 

County tax. Por transportation expenses of county and associate com- 

missioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sura not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars. 

For building county buildings, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars. 

For Quinsigamond bridge, a sum not exceeding twenty 
thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-two thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding eighty thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding five thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

For the training school, a sum not exceeding eighteen 
thousand dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. 

For Wachusett Mountain reservation, a sum not exceeding 
eight thousand dollars. 

For The Worcester County Farm Bureau (Incorporated), 
a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding sixteen hundred dollars. 

For leasing land for labor of prisoners, a sum not exceed- 
ing five hundred dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
four hundred and seventy thousand dollars, to be expended, 
together with the cash balance on hand and the receipts 
from other sources, for the above purposes. 

Approved May 31, 1918. 



Resolves, 1918. — Chaps. 86, 87. 347 



Resolve providing for an investigation of the com- Chap. 86 

PENSATION AND WORKING CONDITIONS OF OFFICIALS AND 
EMPLOYEES OF THE COMMONWEALTH AND OF THE SEVERAL 
COUNTIES THEREOF. 

Resolved, That the supervisor of administration be au- investigation 

. . . . ... as to com- 

thorized and directed to investigate the working conditions pensation and 
of the judicial and all other officials and employees, appointive ditions of 
or elective, of the commonwealth, except in the department employees of 
of legislation, and the several counties thereof, other than weaUh?etc."' 
those included in senate document number three hundred 
and seventy of the present year, and the duties of such 
officials and employees, and their salaries, fees, allowances 
and other compensations, and to report to the next general 
court on or before the fifteenth day of January a plan for 
classifying the positions held by such officials and employees 
into services, groups and grades and for standardizing salary 
rates and ranges, with such recommendations as he may 
deem expedient. For the purposes of this resolve the super- 
visor shall have and may exercise in regard to all officials, 
employees and activities to which this resolve applies, the 
powers granted by chapter two hundred and ninety-six of 
the General Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen, and 
amendments thereto, relating to employment in the service 
of the commonwealth. The supervisor may employ such 
expert and clerical assistance as may be necessary to meet 
the requirements of this resolve, and the civil service laws 
and rules shall not appi}' to employment hereunder. 

Approved May 31, 1918. 

Resolve providing for a special commission to in- Qhav. 87 

VESTIGATE THE WATER RESOURCES OF THE COMMON- 
WEALTH. 

Resolved, That a commission to be composed of three Appointment 
members of the senate, six members of the house of repre- ^nimilslon 
sentatives, the chairman of the commission on waterways to investigate 
and public lands, the chairman of the board of gas and electric of common- 
light commissioners, and one citizen of the United States 
experienced in the development of water power for industrial 
purposes in the commonwealth, to be appointed by the 
governor, shall investigate the water resources of the com- 
monwealth now developed or capable of development for 
any use whatsoever, other than those lying within tide 



348 



Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 88. 



Appointment 
of special 
commission 
to investigate 
water resources 
of common- 
wealth. 



waters, and shall suggest methods for conserving, developing 
and utilizing the same. The commission shall have authority 
to study the methods and policies of the various persons 
and corporations in control of the said water resources with 
a view to increasing the service and benefits to be secured 
from them. The commission may give public hearings and 
shall have a room assigned for its use in the state house, 
may employ expert and clerical assistance and may be 
allowed such sums for its necessary expenses as shall be 
approved by the governor and council. The members of the 
commission appointed from the general court and the member 
appointed by the governor shall be allowed such compensa- 
tion as shall be fixed by the governor and council. The 
other members shall serve without any compensation in 
addition to that which they now receive from the common- 
wealth. The commission shall be known as the Special Com- 
mission on the Water Resources of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, and shall report to the next general court not 
later than the second Wednesday in January, with such 
recommendations and with such drafts of legislation, if any, 
as it may deem expedient. Approved May 31, 1918. 



Chap. 88 Resolve providing for a special commission to in- 
vestigate THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS OF THE COMMON- 
WEALTH. 



Appointment 
of special 
commission to 
investigate 
educational 
systems of 
common- 
wealth. 



Resolved, That a special commission, to consist of two 
members of the senate to be appointed by the president, 
four members of the house of representatives to be appointed 
by the speaker, and three persons, not members of the 
general court, to be appointed by the governor with the 
advice and consent of the council, shall sit during the recess 
of the general court to investigate and study the state and 
local educational systems of Massachusetts with reference 
to the relationships of the state and the cities and towns in 
the support and control of education. 

The commission shall investigate and report upon the 
support, supervision, and control of all educational institu- 
tions and undertakings maintained directly by the state, or 
jointly with cities, towns, and counties. They shall include 
in this investigation, schools for the deaf, the blind, juvenile 
correctional institutions, textile, agricultural and all other 
industrial and vocational schools. They shall investigate 
and report upon the support and control of educational 



Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 89. 340 

activities maintained at public expense whether by state or ^fPP°^"i*j°^''* 
local appropriation, and they shall particularly report upon [^^";^^ J^\°J^ *° 
the proportion of local and state support in comparison with eduoitionai 
the ability of towns and cities to maintain schools. They common- 
shall also investigate and report the methods adopted by 
other states for the support of public education. 

They shall investigate various items of school expense, as, 
for example, compensation of teachers, repairs, text books, 
and supplies, and shall show so far as possible the reasons for 
variations in per capita expense of such items. They shall 
make inquiry and report on the extent to which other than 
school authorities, state and local, have power or responsi- 
bility within the public schools, and for this purpose they 
shall examine city charters that give to other than school 
committees any jurisdiction over school property or school 
procedure. They shall report on the advisability of a com- 
plete separation of educational from other administration, 
municipal and state. 

The commission shall report its findings and recommenda- 
tions as to the best methods and plans for the proper co- 
ordination of public education within the commonwealth. 

The commission hereby provided for shall be furnished 
with a room in the state house and shall have the services of 
a clerk. The commission shall give such public hearings 
and in such places as it may deem expedient and may be 
allowed such sums for expenses necessarily incurred and 
shall receive such compensation as shall be approved by the 
governor and council. The commission shall report to the 
next general court, not later than the second Wednesday in 
January, with drafts of such legislation as it may deem 
expedient. Approved June 1, 1918. 

Resolve providing for a recess commission to con- Chav. 89 

SIDER THE SHEEP INDUSTRY AND RELATED MATTERS. 

Resolved, That a recess commission consisting of three Appointment 
members of the senate, six members of the house of repre- missLTt^ran- 
sentatives and one person to be appointed by the governor indiLtl'y.^eta^ 
with the advice and consent of the council, shall sit during 
the recess and consider the matter of the sheep industry in 
this commonwealth, and especially the message of his 
excellency the governor relating thereto, and shall devise 
methods for stimulating the production of sheep and the 
promotion of related interests, including agriculture; and 



350 



Resolves, 1918. — Chap. 90. 



Appointment shall study iiito and recommend changes in the laws affecting 

of recesa com- ,i • ,. i i ,• n i i 

mission to con- the Organization, powers and duties of the state department 
fndu'str^y.ete!^ of agHculturc and other agricultural laws and agricultural 
organizations. The commission may give public hearings in 
different parts of the state, may employ a secretary and 
stenographer and may incur such expenses for the aforesaid 
purposes, and shall receive such compensation as the governor 
and council shall approve. The commission shall report to 
the next general court not later than the second Wednesday 
in January with such recommendations for legislation, if 
any, as it may deem expedient. Approved June 3, 1918. 

Chap. 90 Resolve to provide for the drafting of legislation 

RELATIVE TO ABSENT VOTING. 

to'^pmvidefor' ^^olvecl, That the attorney-general and the secretary of 

a system of the commouwealtli be and are hereby authorized and re- 
absent voting, xIjIC 1-11 •!(> 

etc. quested to draft a bill to provide tor a system of absent 

voting by all persons absent on the day of election from the 
city or town where they reside, and to report to the next 
general court on or before the closing day for the presenta- 
tion of new business. Approved June 3, 1918. 



®I)f Qlflmmottuj^altli nf MaBJsarliuafttfl. 



Officb of the Secretary, Boston, August 1, 1918. 

I certify that the special acts and resolves contained in this 
volume passed at the regular session of the present year are true 
copies of the originals on file in this office. 

ALBERT P. LANGTRY, 

Secretary of the Commonwealth. 



INDEX 



SPECIAL ACTS AND RESOLVES 



1918. 



INDEX TO THE SPECIAL ACTS AND EESOLVES. 



A. 

PAGH 

Absentee voting, commission on, appropriation ...... 301 

drafting of, legislation relative to, provisions for ...... 350 

Acts and resolves, blue book edition, appropriation for ..... 78 

appropriation, deficiency of 1917 ........ 16 

pamphlet edition, appropriation for ........ 78 

table of changes, 1917, appropriation for ....... 64 

1918, appropriation for . . . . . . . . . 299 

Adjutant general's department, appropriation for ..... 141 

Baker, John, retirement .......... 6 

military property, sale of certain, by, authorized ..... 327 

naval militia, clerical services for, appropriation ...... 186 

property and disbursing officer, salaries and expenses .... 1G7, 315 

state guard, investigation of expenditures ....... 324 

expenditures to be investigated by, appropriation . . . , .271 

trustees of former troop C, first squadron cavalry, reimbursed . . 167, 313 

Administration, supervisor of, appropriation for . . . . . .76 

budget system, appropriation ......... 279 

compensation of commonwealth's employees, investigation by . . . 347 

appropriation ........... 299 

county employees, compensation, etc., investigation of .... 347 

labor and industries, board of, investigation by . . . . . . 330 

member of special commission on treatment of criminals, etc. . . . 326 

motor vehicles fees, etc., investigation by ....... 330 

Adult blind, instruction of, appropriation ....... 53 

Advertising committee hearings of general court, appropriation for . . 74, 186 

Advisory prison board (see Boards) . 

Aged men, home for, in Brockton, trustees, incorporated ..... 48 

Agricultural College, Massachusetts, agricultural education, report, time ex- 
tended ............ 306 

appropriation for ....... .... 108 

equipment and improvement ..... .... 328 

improvements, appropriation ......... 279 

market garden field station, maintenance and improvements at . . . 323 

appropriation ........... 270 

Agricultural, education (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

exhibits, prizes for, appropriation ........ 278 

Agricultural school, Smith's (see Schools). 

Agriculture, promotion of, etc. ......... 349 

Algonquin tribe of Indians, annuities to certain members of . . . . 305 

American Oriental Society, meetings outside the commonwealth ... 38 

Amesbury, town of (see Towns). 

Animal industry, commissioner of (see Commissions, Commissioners). 



85G 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



Ann uities, budget appropriation ..... 

firemen, certain income tax charges on, refunded or abated 
old age, promotion of ..... . 

police, certain income tax charges on, refunded or abated 
Anti-loaflng act, so-called, administration, appropriation 
APPROPRIATIONS : 

absent voting, soldiers and sailors, expenses 
actuary, insurance department, salary 
adjutant general's department . 

state guard expenses, investigation 
administration, supervisor of, department of 
advertising committee hearings . 
agricultural exhibits, prizes for . 
agriculture, board of 
animal industry, department of 
annuities. Cropper, Alice J. 
Gigger, Alice 
Hammond, Rebecca C. 
old age, promotion of 
Pidgin, Charles F. 
Pocknett, Sarah B. 
anti-loafing act, so-called, expenses 
arbitration and conciliation, board of 
architects, payment for plans furnished by certain 
armories, first class, maintenance, 1917 deficiency 
maintenance ...... 

assistant, district attorneys, salaries . 
doorkeepers, general court, salaries 
registers of probate, salaries .... 

attorney-general's department .... 

monopolies, investigation .... 

auditing municipal accounts, expenses 

auditor's department ..... 

clerical assistance, additional 

deputy auditor, salary ..... 

equipment, etc. ...... 

automobile registration division, highway commission 
Ayer, town of, sewage disposal .... 

ballot law commission ..... 

band concerts ....... 

bank commissioner's department 

bar examiners, board of . 

Barnstable normal school, coal .... 

Bartlett, Frank, widow of, in favor of 
Bay State street railway, expenses of reorganization 
Belchertown state school, water supply 
benefit associations, promotion of 
blind, adult, instruction of 
commission for 
Massachusetts school for 
blue book, 1917 deficiency 
binding, expense of 



PAGE 

81 
313 
329 
313 
300 

301 

279 

141 

271 

76, 279 

74, 186 

. 278 

97 

86 

168 

54,307 

54, 305 

279, 329 

54, 307 

54, 305 

300 

91 

109 

16 

94, 272 

299 

74, 279 

300 

76 

327 

185 

76 

186 

278 

280 

96 

270, 323 

79 

37 

89 

87 

203 

277, 328 

301 

277 

!79, 329 

63 

108, 299 

139 

16 

64 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



357 



APPROPRIATIONS — continued. page 

blue book, budget appropriation ........ 78 

table of changes ........... 64 

boiler rules, board of .......... 94 

bonds maturing during current year ....... 110,277 

Boston, port of, development of . . . . . . . .185 

Boston state hospital, coal ......... 203 

improvements ........... 319 

maintenance . . . . . * . . , . . 100, 277 

boulevards, maintenance ......... 37, 97 

Bradford Durfee Textile School, maintenance ...... 279 

bridge over Charles river between Boston and Watertown .... 298 

Bridgewater normal school, boarding hall, maintenance . , . 107, 272 

coal 203 

maintenance ........... 107 

Bridgman, Frank E., assistant clerk of house, salary ..... 74 

Brightman street bridge, maintenance ....... 96 

Broderick, James F., mother of, in favor of ..... 271,325 

budget, for 1918 73 

system, study of .......,,. . 279 

bulletin of committee hearings, publication of .... . 75, 276 

bureau of statistics, contingent expenses ....... 63 

municipal accounts, expenses of installing ...... 185 

rent 66 

salaries and expenses .......... 79 

Burr, Arthur Ellington, widow of, in favor of ..... 271,325 

Cavanaugh Brothers Horse Company, loss on certain contracts . . 277, 328 

certificates of honor to members of militia performing Mexican border duty . 167 
chaplains of general court, compensation ....... 74 

charity, board of .......... 101,187 

Charles river basin, maintenance ........ 36 

chief surgeon's department ......... 95 

additional ............ 141 

chiropody, department of .......... 88 

cities, reimbursed for loss of certain taxes . . . . . . .110 

civil service commission .......... 80 

civil war records ........... 103 

Clarksburg, town of, reimbursed for care of Edith B. Carpenter . . 183, 317 

clerical assistance for clerks of house and senate ...... 74 

clerk, house of representatives, salary appropriation ..... 74 

senate, salary appropriation ......... 74 

coal, for certain institutions ......... 203 

Cody, Ellen F., in favor of 167, 315 

committees of general court, advertising hearings ..... 186 

bulletin of hearings ......... 75, 276 

expenses of .......... . 74, 273 

compensation of state employees, investigation, expenses ' . . . . 299 

concerts, band -..••...... 37 

conciliation and arbitration, board of ...... 91, 278 

constitutional convention, bills . . . . . . . . .311 

compensation, members ••....... 166 

expenses ........... 63, 272 



358 Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



APPROPRIATIONS — continued. page 

constitutional convention, recess expenses ...... 53, 311 

consumptive hospitals, trustees of ..... . 86, 186, 270 

contingent expenses of general court ....... 75, 272 

controller of county accounts ......... 77 

Coolidge, Henry D., clerk of senate, salary ...... 74 

councillors, salaries ........... 75 

county accounts, controller of ......... 77 

county teachers' associations . . . . . . . . .107 

1917 deficiency ........... 16 

criminals, etc., commission on treatment of ..... 277, 326 

Cropper, Alice J., annuity . . . . ' . . . . . 168 

cumulative index, printing of ........ . 273 

dairy bureau, board of agriculture . . . . • , . • .98 

Danvers state hospital .......... 203 

improvements . . . . . . . . . . .319 

maintenance ........... 100 

Deaf Mutes, New England Industrial School for .... 55, 309 

decennial census, completion of ........ 80 

deer, wild, damages by .......... 99 

defective delinquents, etc., commission on treatment of . . . 277,326 

deficiencies for 1917 .......... 16 

dental examiners, board of ......... 87 

departments to continue expenditures until appropriations have been made . 306 
dipsomaniacs, female, transfer of certain, to Norfolk state hospital, expenses . 184 
disabled soldiers or sailors, training of ....... 278 

district attorneys' salaries and expenses ...... 84, 299 

Suffolk district, salary .......... 300 

district police, certain special officers reimbursed for loss of wages . 62, 310 

retired officers, allowance . . . . . . . . .81 

salaries and expenses ......... 93, 300 

steamer "Lexington" .......... 273 

Dolan, William J., widow and children of, claims ..... 306 

doorkeepers of general court, salaries ...... 74, 279 

travel of ............ 54 

Dudley, river road in, improvement of ...... . 271 

education, board of .......... . 106 

1917 deficiency ........... 16 

systems of, investigation, expenses ....... 299, 348 

elections, printing and expenses ........ 78 

electricians, examiners of . . . . . . . . . .89 

embalming, board of registration in ........ 87 

employees, state, in military service, compensation of . . . . 104, 271 

investigation of salaries, etc., expenses ...... 299, 347 

employment offices, maintenance ........ 80 

executive department, expenses ........ 75 

exhibitions for increasing interest in protection of fish and game . . . 318 

extraordinary expense, expended by governor and council .... 75 

farm machinery, purchase of ........ . 167 

Feeble-Minded, Massachusetts School for, maintenance .... 100 

female inebriates, transfer of certain, to Norfolk state hospital, expenses . 184 

fire insurance rates, board of appeal on ....... 56 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



359 



in protection of 



34 



in protection of 



APPROPSIIATIONS — continued. 

firemen killed or injured .... 

firemen's relief allowances 

fire prevention commissioner 

fish and game, exhibitions for increasing interest 

fish industry, committee on, expenses 

fisheries and game, commissioners of . 

fish hatcheries, etc. ..... 

fishways on Merrimack river, construction of 
Fitchburg normal school, coal . 

maintenance ..... 

repairs ...... 

food, conservation and production of 
forest fire prevention .... 

forest fires, prevention of, 1917 deficiency . 
forest, state commission .... 

forester, state, department of . 
Foxborough state hospital, improvements . 
maintenance ..... 

Framingham, normal school, coal 

maintenance ..... 

town of, pajanent to, for sewage disposal for reformatory for women 
free employment officers, salaries and expenses 
free public library commissioners 
game, fish and, exhibitions for increasing interest 

fish and, commissioners ... 

Gammett, Gustave, heirs of, compensation for certain land 
Gardner state colony, coal 

improvement ..... 

maintenance ..... 

gas and electric light commissioners . 
general court, advertising committee hearings 
budget ...... 

committees, bulletin .... 

expenses ..... 

contingent expenses, additional . 
manual for the, appropriation . 
travel, additional allowance 
laws, commission to consolidate 
Gigger, Alice, annuity .... 

governor, salary ..... 

Grafton state hospital, coal 

improvements ..... 

maintenance ..... 

Hammond, Rebecca C., annuity 
Hampden, town of, transportation of high school pupils, reimbursed for 
health, department of, Ipswich river investigation 
Mystic lakes, sewerage system .... 

salaries and expenses ...... 

venereal diseases, control, suppression and treatment of 
heating and power plants at institutions, examination of 
highway commission, salaries and expenses 



PAGE 

81, 186,306 

81, 186 

93 

184, 318 

298 

99, 274 

274 

185 

203 

107 

272 

163, 167, 184 

98 

16 

99 

98 

320 

100 

203 

107 

104 

80 

109, 184 

184,318 

99 

184,317 

203 

320 

100, 277 

91 

186 

73 

75, 276 

273 

272 

75 

54 

79 

64, 307 

75 

203 

320 

100 

54, 305 

. 274 

53,312 

167, 315 

85 

. 163 

184, 318 

96 



360 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



hospital, expenses 



APPROPRIATIONS — continued. 

highway commission, unexpended balance . 
highways in small towns, repair of . 
homestead commission ..... 

hospitals, coal for, etc. ..... 

hospital for consumptives, improvements . 

trustees of ...... . 

hotels and restaurants, investigation of hours of employment in 

Houghton and Dutton building, rent of 

Howard, Caroline L., pasonent of damages awarded to 

Hyannia normal school, maintenance 

immigration, bureau of . 

income tax division, tax commissioner's department 

indexes to laws, expenses ..... 

industrial accident board, injured persons, training of 

report of, and rent ..... 

salaries and expenses . . ... 

industrial school for boys, coal .... 

improvements ...... 

maintenance ...... 

industrial school for girls, agents, etc. 

coal ........ 

1917 deficiency ...... 

maintenance ...... 

industries, labor and, board of . 

inebriates, female, transfer of certain, to Norfolk state 

infirmary, state, 1917 deficiency 

maintenance ...... 

injured persons, training of ... . 

insane, hospitals for, coal ..... 

institutions, coal ...... 

heating and power plants, examination of 

repairs and improvements .... 
insurance commissioner, report .... 

salaries and expenses ..... 
insurance, rates, fire, board of appeal on 

sickness, etc., promotion of . 

social, recess commission on . 
interest payments on direct debt and loans 
Ipswich river investigation .... 

Jones, William C, in favor of . 
judges, compensation while acting for others, 1917 deficiency 

retirement allowances ..... 

salaries ....... 

justices of superior court, retired 
Kelly, Mary A., compensation for injuries . 
Kimball, James W., clerk of house, salary . 
labor and industries, board of inspectors, salaries 

investigation of certain hours of labor 

investigation of state board of . . . 

salaries and expenses ..... 
Lake, Nicholas B., in favor of . 



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12 

273 

92 

203 

322 

86 

56 

56 

55 

107 

109 

77, 185 

273, 299 

278 

56 

92 

204 

270, 323 

106 

204 

204 

16 

106 

92 

184 

16 

102 

278 

203 

203 

184, 318 

187 

55 

90 

56 

279 

55 

110,277 

63,312 

271,325 

16 

83 

. 300 

. 185 

183,317 

74 

. 300 

66 

. 330 

92 

167, 315 



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361 



APPROPRIATIONS — continued. 
Lakeville state sanatorium, coal 

improvements .... 

maintenance .... 

land court, salaries and expenses 
laws, commission to consolidate general 
legislative, department 

documents, mailing of . 

employees, salaries 
Leominster, improvement of Prospect street in 
Levi, Charles W., salary . 
library commissioners, free public, expenses 
lieutenant governor, salary 
loan agencies, supervisor of 
low lands, improvement of 
Lowell normal school, coal 

maintenance 
Lowell Textile School 
Lyman school for boys, coal 

improvements 

maintenance 
market garden field station in Lexington, maintenance 
Massachusetts, Agricultural College, equipment, etc. 
expenses . 
improvements . 

archives, reproduction of manuscript collection 

charitable eye and ear infirmary 

hospital school, coal 

maintenance .... 

Institute of Technology 

nautical school, salaries and expenses 

reformatory, coal .... 
maintenance .... 

school for the blind 

School for Feeble-Minded, coal 
improvements .... 
maintenance .... 

school fund, premiums on securities for 

training schools, improvements 
trustees of 
Medfield state hospital, coal 

improvements 

maintenance 
medical examiners' fees 
medicine, board of registration in 
mental diseases, commission on 
Merriam, Edmund F., refund to 
Merrimack river, fishways in, construction of 
messengers, general court, salaries 
metropolitan parks, apportionment commission, compensation and 
metropolitan, park commission, parks, etc., maintenance 
pensions ........ 



expenses 



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. 203 

270. 322 
86, 203 

84 

79 

73 

54 

. 278 

278 

185 

109, 184 

75 

89 

. 300 

, 203 

107 

, 300 

. 204 

270. 323 
105 

270, 323 

. 328 

108 

279 

78 

55, 309 

. 203 

103 

140 

108 

. 204 

104 

139 

. 203 

. 321 

100 

77 

. 323 

105, 270 

. 203 

. 320 

100 

110 



99 

55, 308 

185 

74 

270, 322 

36 

. 273 



362 



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APPROPRIATIONS — continued. 

metropolitan, water and sewerage board, sewage disposal 

water system ..... 

military, accounts, etc. .... 

aid, citiea and towns reimbursed for 
militia, allowances and pay, 1917 deficiency 

certificates of honor to members performing IM 

chief quartermaster, salary 

horses, hired by . 

Cavanaugh Brothers Horse Company . 
certain persons compensated 
maintenance of . 

lumber, etc., payment for 

naval, clerical assistance 

appropriation ..... 

oflBcers, compensation and travel 

property and disbursing officer, expenses 

recruits, examination of, expenses . 

superintendent of armories, salary . 
minimum wage commission 
miscellaneous acts .... 
miscellaneous claims, budget 
Monahan, Peter P., reimbursed 
monopolies investigation, expenses . 
Monson state hospital, coal 

maintenance .... 

Morrill, George H., trustees of, refund to 
Morris Plan Company, Norwood, license fee refunded 
motor vehicle fees, etc., investigation, expenses . 
Muncey, Montague C, compensation for horses hired 
rpunicipal accounts, auditing and installing, cost of 
Mystic lakes, cost of sewerage system, etc. 
Nantasket beach reservation, maintenance . 
naval militia, clerical assistance 

expenses ....... 

Neponset river valley, protection of public health in 



16 



, 52, 54, 139, 166, 183, 



New Ashford, town of, reimbursed for inequality in distribution of Massachu- 



setts School Fund ..... 
New Bedford Textile School, maintenance . 
New bury port bridge, maintenance 
New England Industrial School for Deaf Mutes . 
Norfolk state hospital, maintenance . 
Normal art school, coal ..... 

maintenance ...... 

normal schools, coal ..... 

maintenance ...... 

North Adams normal school, coal 

maintenance ...... 

Northampton, city of, reimbursed for support of Smith's Agricultural School, 
etc. ....... 

Northampton School of Industries, city of Northampti 

port of 167,316 



border duty 



270, 2 



by militia 



167, 316 
on reimbursed for sup- 



PAGB 

37 

38 

187 

103 

16 

167 

278 

167 

277, 328 

314 

56, 273 

271 

186 

95 

271 

167,315 

55 

278 

92 

76, 298 

109 

53,313 

327 

203 

100 

55, 308 

167,316 

299, 330 

167,314 

80, 185 

167,315 

37 

186 

95 

272 



183,317 
279 
96 
55, 309 
103 
203 
107 
203 
107 
203 
107 



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363 



APPROPRIATIONS — continued. 

Northampton state hospital, coal . . . 

deficiency of 1916 ..... 

improvements . . . . . 

maintenance, budget of 1918 .... 
North Reading state sanatorium, improvements . 

maintenance ...... 

Norwood Morris Plan Company, license fee refunded 
nurses, board of registration for . 

officials, compensation, investigation . 

to continue expenditures until appropriations have been made 
old age annuities, etc., promotion of . 
old provincial state house, budget 

maintenance ...... 

optometry, board of registration in . 

ornithologist, state, salary and expenses 

pages, general court, salaries .... 

pamphlet edition, acts and resolves . 
paper, purchase of, 1917 deficiency 

used in state printing contract, purchase of 
parks and parkways, maintenance 
Penikese hospital, maintenance 
pensions, state aid and, commissioner of 
pensions of certain soldiers .... 

Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for Blind 
pharmacy, board of registration in . 
Pidgin, Charles F., annuity .... 
plumbers, examiners of .... . 

Pocknett, Sarah B., annuity .... 
postmaster, general court, salary 
power plants at institutions, examination of 
pAmiums, on Massachusetts School Fund securities 

on official bonds, reimbursing certain persons for 
prison camp and hospital, 1917 deficiency . 

coal ........ 

maintenance ...... 

prison officers, retirement allowances . 

prison, state, 1917 deficiency .... 

maintenance ...... 

prisons, bureau of, salaries of . 

prizes for agricultural exhibits .... 

probate courts, salaries and expenses . 

probate and insolvency register, Norfolk county, clerical assistance 

Suffolk county, clerical services 
probation, commission on .... 

province laws, publication of . 
public employees, compensation for certain injured 
public library commissioners, expenses 
public records, commissioner of ... 

public service commission .... 

quartermaster, chief, salary, appropriation 
quartermaster general's department, salaries and expenses 



PAGE 

. 203 
63 

320 

100 

270, 322 

86, 187 

167,316 

88 

299 

306 

279, 329 

109 

183 

88 

98 

74 

78 

16 

78 

37,97 

102 

103, 187 
103 
139 

89 

54, 307 

86 

54, 305 

74 

184, 318 

77 

77 

16 

204 

105 

81 

16 

105 

104. 274 
278 

83, 300 

184 

185 

84 

78 

81 

184 

79 

90 

278 

94 



364 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



APPROPRIATIONS — continued, 
reformatory for women, coal 

heating and power plant, construction of 

maintenance .... 

registers of probate .... 

Norfolk county, clerical assistance for 

Suffolk county, clerical services 
representatives, house of, compensation of members of 
reservations, maintenance 
retired superior court justices 
retirement, allowances, budget . 

board of .... . 

rivers, flow of water in, etc., investigation 
Rutland state sanatoriimi, 1917 deficiency 

improvements .... 

maintenance .... 

sailors and soldiers .... 

absent voting by, expenses of 

disabled, training of . . . 

pay, additional appropriations 
salaries, investigation of, 1917 deficiency 
Salem normal school, coal 

maintenance .... 



Salisbury beach road, Gammett, Gustave, heirs of, reimbursed for land taken 184, 317 



Lake, Nicholas B., reimbursed for land taken . 

Toppan, Lena B., reimbursed for land taken . 
sanatoria, improvements ..... 

maintenance ...... 

Sanger, William H., assistant clerk of senate, salary 
savings bank life insurance .... 

promotion of ...... 

Savoy, town of, reimbursed for amount due from Massachusetts School 

income . 
schools, deaf mutes, New England Industrial 

industrial, for girls, 1917 deficiency .... 

registers and blanks for, 1917 deficiency .... 

state, coal ......... 

secretary of the commonwealth, absent voting expense 

department of ....... . 

senators, compensation ....... 

sergeant-at-arms, department of, legislative documents, mailing of 

retiring employees, allowances 

salaries and expenses 
sewage disposal, at Ayer , 



metropolitan district 
Sheehan, David J., pajmaent to 
sheep industry, commission on, expenses 
sinking fund requirements 
Slowey, Charles H. . 
Smith's Agricultural School, city 
smoke, abatement of 
social insurance, recess commission on 



16 

16 

203 

301 

78 
73 
54 

81 

81, 278 

270 

36 

270, 322 
300, 349 
110, 277 

271, 325 
of Northampton reimbursed for support of 167, 316 



PAGE 

. 204 

270, 321 

104, 273 

83, 300 

. 184 

. 185 

73 

37 

. 185 

81 

81 

299, 329 

16 

270, 322 



6 

. 301 

. 278 

12, 42, 195 

17 

. 203 

107 



167,315 

317 

322 

86 

74 

90 

329 



Fund 

184, 318 
309 



91 
65 



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365 



APPROPRIATIONS — continued, 
soldiers and sailors . 

absent voting of, expenses 
disabled, training of 
pay, additional appropriations 
Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts 
soldiers, pensions for certain 
Southbridge, river road in, improvement of 
standards, commissioner of, salary 
state, aid and pensions, commissioner of 
employees in military service, reimbursed 
farm, coal 

maintenance of . 
guard, equipment 

expense, investigation 
maintenance 
house, grounds, land taken for extension of 
engineers, etc. . 
expenses . 
maintenance 
old provincial, care of 
telephone service 
watchmen, additional, salaries 
industrial school for girls, 1917 deficiency 
infirmary, 1917 deficiency 

maintenance 
institutions, heating and power plants, investigation 

repairs and improvements at certain 
library, salaries and expenses 
prison, 1917 deficiency . 

coal ...... 

maintenance .... 

register of vital statistics, salary 
stationery for general court 
steamer "Lexington," district police . 
streams, flow of water in, etc., investigation 
summer census in certain towns 
superior court, justices retired 

salaries and expenses 
supervisor of administration, department of 
supreme judicial court, reporter of decisions 

salaries and expenses of 
tables of changes, etc., expense 
Taunton state hospital, coal 
improvements 
maintenance 
tax commissioner's department 
taxation, recess committee on, expenses 
income tax division, personal services 
teachers', association, county, 1917 deficiency 
expenses ...... 

retirement system, expenses . 



PAGE 

5 

, 301 

. 278 

12, 42, 195 

53, 313 

81 
. 271 
. 272 

103, 187 

104, 271 
. 204 
. 105 

277, 327 
. 271 
. 141 
57, 273 
. 276 

272, 273 
81, 165 

109, 183 

. 277 

. 184 

16 

16 

. 102 

184, 318 
. 187 
. 109 

16 

. 204 

. 105 

184 

75 

. 273 

329 

80 
83, 185 

83 

76, 279 

82 
82 

54, 299 
. 203 
. 320 

100 

77, 279 
. 298 

185, 279 

16 

106 

. 108 



366 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



APPROPRIATIONS — continued. page 

Toppan, Lena B., heirs of, reimbursed for certain land taken . . 184, 317 

town, laws, commission to revise ....... 184, 318 

officers, blank forms for, 1917 deficiency ....... 16 

towns reimbursed for loss of certain taxes ....... 110 

treasurer and receiver general, incidental expenses ..... 55 

department of, salaries and expenses ...... 76, 186 

military paj'^ department ......... 56 

troop C, first squadron cavalry, trustees, reimbursed .... 167, 313 

university extension department, board of education ..... 107 

useful occupations required of certain residents, expense of administration . 300 
venereal diseases, control, suppression and treatment of ... . 163 

veterans, retirement allowances . . . . . . . .81 

veterinary medicine, board of registration in ...... 88 

vital statistics, preservation of . . . . . . . . .78 

state registrar, salary .......... 184 

travelling expenses .......... 272 

voting, absent, commission on, expenses ....... 301 

soldiers and sailors, expenses of ....... . 301 

Wachusett Mountain state reservation, purchase of land . . . 168, 316 

Waltham, rental for sewage disposal, commission on mental diseases . . 100 

war records, compiler of, expenses ........ 103 

watchmen, state house, additional ........ 184 

water, flow of, in rivers, etc., investigation of .... . 299, 329 

resources of state, investigation, expenses ..... 299, 347 

system, metropolitan .......... 36 

waterways and public lands, commission, flow of water in rivers . . . 329 

rivers, investigation, expenses ........ 298 

salaries, etc. ........... 95 

sea wall damages at Hull ......... 55 

Webster, river road in, improvement of ...... . 271 

weights and measures, commissioner of ....... 92 

Wellington bridge, maintenance ........ 37, 97 

Westborough state hospital, coal ........ 203 

improvements ........... 320 

maintenance ........... 100 

Westfield normal school, coal ......... 203 

maintenance ........... 107 

Westfield state sanatorium, coal ........ 203 

improvements .......... 270, 323 

maintenance .......... 86, 203 

white pine blister rust, prevention of . . . . . . . . 272 

wild deer, damages by .......... 99 

witness fees and expenses, before general court ...... 74 

Worcester normal school, coal ......... 203 

maintenance ........... 107 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute ........ 140 

Worcester state hospital, coal ......... 203 

maintenance ........... 101 

repairs ............ 321 

workmen's compensation, recess committee on, expenses .... 298 

Wrentham state school, coal ......... 203 



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367 



APPROPRIATIONS — concluded. 

Wrentham state school, improvements 
land, purchase of . 
maintenance .... 

Young, Walter H., in favor of . 
Arbitration, conciliation and, board of (see Boards). 
Arciiitect's plans, certain, appropriation for 
Archives, Massachusetts, appropriation 
Arlington, town of (see Towns). 
Armories, appropriation 

first class, 1917 deficiency 

appropriation .... 

Asphalt shingles, use of, in Boston, regulated 
Assessing department, Boston, reorganized 

Assessments, Pleasant street, Boston, time for revision extended, etc 
Assistant, clerks of courts (see Courts). 

district attornej-s, appropriations 

doorkeepers, general court, appropriations 

registers of probate, appropriations 
ASSOCIATIONS (see also Societies): 

mutual benefit, promotion of 

Shirley-Eustis House, corporate purpose 

teachers', county, appropriation 
deficiency appropriation 
Massachusetts, appropriation 
retirement. Brown, George W., membership 
Attendance officers, Boston, salary increases authorized 

Watertown, placed under civil service laws 
Attleboro, city of (see Cities). 
Attorney-general, absent voting, legislation relative to, to be drafted by 

appropriation .......... 

monopolies, investigation as to creation of, to be made by 
Atwood, Solomon C, Union Cemetery, Chatham, conveyance by, legalized 
Auditing municipal accounts, appropriation 
Auditor, state, appropriations 

deputy, salary, appropriation 

expenses, appropriation 
Automobile, garages, metal, Boston, may be permitted in certain sections of 

registration, highway commission, appropriation . 
Automobiles, Nantucket, town of, operation of, may be permitted in 

registration fees, investigation ...... 

Ayer, town of (see Towns). 

B. 

Baker, John, defer retirement of ..... . 

Ballot law commission, appropriation ..... 

Band concerts, appropriation ...... 

Bank commissioner (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

Bar examiners, board of (see Boards). 

Barnstable county (see Counties). 

Barry, James W., pension ....... 

Bartlett, Frank, widow of, in favor of . 



PAGE 

. 321 

. 321 

101 

270, 321 

109 

78 

G4 
16 

272 
71 
50 

170 

84, 299 

54, 74, 279 

83, 300 

329 
46 

107 
16 

106 
49 

159 

171 

350 
76 

327 
13 

185 
76, 186 

278 

280 

143 
96 

161 
299, 330 



6 

79 
37 



149 
328 



368 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



Bay State Life Insurance Company, time for organization extended 
Bay State Street Railway Company, relative to 

reorganizing expenses, appropriation .... 

Beaudry, George H., compensation for horses used by militia 
Benefit associations, mutual, promotion of . 

appropriation ........ 

Bergin, Thomas P., justice of the peace, acts confirmed . 

Berkshire county (see Counties). 

Beverly, city of (see Cities). 

Bible College, Gordon (see Colleges). 

Bicycle railway, Boston, Quincy and Fall River, time for construction extended . 

Blackstone, town of (see Towns). 

Blandford, town of (see Towns). 

Blind, adult, instruction of, appropriation ....... 

commission for (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Blister rust, white pine, prevention of, appropriation . . . . . 

Blue Book, appropriation, 1917 edition, table of changes . . . . . 

appropriation ............ 

deficiency appropriation .......... 

BOARDS: 

advisory prison board, chairman to be member of commission on treatment of 
criminals, etc. .... 

agriculture, appropriation 

farm machinery, appropriation for . 
peat deposits in commonwealth, to make report on 
bar examiners, appropriation 
boiler rules, appropriation 

charity, secretary to be member of commission on treatment of defectives, etc 
appropriations ..... 

chiropody, department of, appropriation 
conciliation and arbitration, appropriations 
dental examiners, appropriation 
education, 1917 deficiency appropriation 
appropriation ..... 

disabled soldiers and sailors, training of, appropriation 
Emerson College of Oratory, granting of degrees, report, time extended 
Gordon Bible College, granting of degrees, report, time extended 
embalming, registration in, appropriation ..... 

fire insurance rates, appeal from, appropriation .... 

gas and electric light (see Commissions, Commissioners), 
industrial accident, budget appropriation ..... 

rent, appropriation ........ 

report, printing of, appropriation ...... 

training of crippled persons, appropriation .... 

labor and industries, appropriation ...... 

inspectors, salaries, appropriation ...... 

investigation of, to be made ....... 

investigation of hours of labor in hotels and restaurants, appropriation 
medicine, registration in, appropriation 
metropolitan water and sewerage, appropriation 
nurses, registration of, appropriation . 
optometrj'^, registration in, appropriation 



PAGE 

73 
284 
301 
314 
329 
279 
307 



169 



53 

272 

64 
78 
16 



326 

97 

167 

319 

87 

94 

326 

101, 187 

88 

91, 278 

87 

16 

106 

278 

309 

309 

87 

56 

92 
56 

56 

278 

92 

300 

330 

56 

88 

37 

88 

88 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



369 



BOARDS — concluded. 

pharmacy, registration in, appropriation 

retirement, appropriation ..... 

veterinary medicine, registration in, appropriation 
Boiler rules (see Boards). 
BONDS: 

Attleboro street railway loan .... 

Blackstone high school ..... 

Brockton, sewerage loan, rate of interest to be fixed 
water securities, additional, authorized 

Erving water district ..... 

Everett refunding loan ..... 

Framingham school securities, rate of interest to be fixed 

Hampden County Training School, additional, authorized 

Haverhill Stadium Loan ...... 

Liberty Loan, Marshfield, town of, may invest in 
Sharon, may invest in . 

Methuen water loan, authorized .... 

Millis, town of, sewerage loan ..... 

New Bedford, interest rate ..... 

Reading, town of, interest rate on certain of, to be fixed 

Springfield electric, authorized ..... 

Sturbridge water supply, additional, authorized . 

Taunton street railway loan ..... 

Walpole, town of, water loan, additional, authorized 

Watertown, bridge securities, interest rate . 

school securities, interest rate .... 

Wellesley, sewerage securities, interest rate 

water securities, interest rate .... 

Bonds, maturing during current year .... 
Boston, city of (see Cities). 

Boston and Eastern Electric Railroad Company, time for filing bond, 
struction and operation of, extended ..... 

Boston Elevated Railway Company, guard rails for elevated platforms 
subway stations, investigation 

pubUc operation of . 
Boston, port of, improvement and development, appropriation 
Boston, Quincy and Fall River Bicycle Railway Company, time for 
struction extended ....... 

Boston state hospital (see Hospitals). 
Boston, Sunday Evangelistic Committee, Inc., dissolved 
Boston Terminal Company, trustees, appointment of 
Boston transit commission (see Commissions, Commissioners) 
Boulevard Trust Company, authorized to hold real estate 
Boulevards, appropriations ....... 

Boys, schools for (see Schools). 
BRIDGES: 

Brightman street. Fall River, appropriation for . 

Charles river, Boston and Watertown, appropriation 

Fall River, Brightman street, appropriation for . 

Neponset, reconstruction ..... 

Newburjqjort, appropriation .... 



PAGE 

89 
81 
88 



280 

58 

143 

142 

196 

194 

164 

161 

30 

159 

169 

275 

150 

25 

142 

188 

187 

280 

157 

23 

49 

28 

27 

110,277 



and 



147 

314 
172 
185 

169 

166 
59 

193 
37. 97 



96 
298 

96 
307 

96 



370 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



BRIDGES — concluded. 

WatertowD, securities 

Wellington, appropriations 

Worcester, over Tainter street 
over Tremont street 
over Wjonan street 
Bridgewater, normal school (see Schools) 

town of (see Towns). 
Bridgman, Frank E., assistant clerk of the house of representatives, salary 
Brightman street bridge, Fall River, appropriation . . . . 

Bristol county (see Counties). 
Brockton, city of (see Cities). 
Broderick, James F., mother of, in favor of 
Brook, Hale's, report, time extended 
Brown, G^org© W., affecting retirement . 
Budget appropriation act, so called 
Budget system, adoption of, appropriation 
Building laws, city of Boston 

monopolies, creation of, by, investigation to be made . 
Bulletin of committee hearings of general court, appropriation 
Bureau of immigration, appropriation ...... 

Bureau of prisons, appropriation ....... 

Bureau of statistics, annuity. Pidgin, Charles F. . 

budget appropriation ........ 

contingent expenses, appropriation ...... 

municipal accounts, expenses of installing and auditing, appropriation 

rent, appropriation ......... 

Burr, Arthur Ellington, widow of, in favor of .... 

Buttrick, Stedman, trustee, refund to . 



PAGE 

23 
37,97 
10 
10 
10 



74 
96 



271,325 

. 311 

49 

73 

. 279 

205-267 

. 327 

75 

. 109 

104, 274 

. 307 

79 

53 

. 185 

56 

271,325 

. 308 



c. 

Call firemen, Arlington, pensioning of ..... . 

Marlborough, promotion of ...... . 

Cambridge, city of (see Cities). 

Carpenter, Edith B., Clarksburg, town of, reimbursed for care of 

Cavanaugh Brothers , compensation for horses hired by militia . 1 67 , 

CEMETERIES: 

Pine Grove, Lynn, highway through ...... 

Union, Chatham, conveyance ....... 

Certificates of honor to members of militia performing Mexican border 
appropriation . . . . . ' . 

Chainey, Clair P., reinstated in Revere police department 
CHANGE OF NAME OF CORPORATIONS: 

Massachusetts Baptist Missionary Society ..... 

Massachusetts Baptist Sunday School Association 
Chaplains of general court, appropriations ..... 

Charity, state board of (see Boards). 

Charles river basin, appropriation ...... 

Charles river basin watershed, sewerage construction in 
Chatham, town of (see Towns). 
Chicopee, city of (see Cities). 



43 
172 

. 317 

277,314,328 

19 
13 



duty, 



167 
15 

39 
39 

74 

36 
41 



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371 



PAGE 

Chicopee Falls, Hampden Railroad construction, time extended ... 11 

Chief surgeon's department, appropriation ....... 95 

additiooal ............ 141 

Chiropody, department of registration in (see Boards). 

Christian Endeavor, United Society of, annual meeting ..... 23 

CHURCHES: 

First Congregational Parish, Chatham, conveyance . .... 13 

First Universalist, Haverhill, named, may hold additional property . . 165 

St. Paul's Episcopal, Stockbridge, may acquire certain property ... 67 

Second Society Universalists, in Boston, may hold additional property . . 193 

South Lee Union, conveyance by, authorized ...... 67 

CITIES: 

Attleboro, street railway line, may acquire part of, certain .... 280 

Beverly, Ipswich river, report, expense . . . . . . .312 

Ipswich river investigation, appropriation ...... 53 

Boston, annuities, Donoghue, Bessie A. ....... 20 

Leigh ton, Alfred L., widow of ....... . 191 

asphalt shingles, use of . . . . . . . . . .71 

assessing department, reorganized ........ 50 

attendance officers, school, salary increases authorized .... 158 

bridge over Charles river, appropriation ....... 298 

building laws amended ......... 205-267 

Dolan, William J., widow of, claims ....... 306 

elections, nomination papers, form changed ...... 22 

term of mayor ........... 52 

explosives, licenses for keeping and sale of ...... 58 

fire department. Cox, John F., reinstatement of .... . 201 

garages, metal, permitted in certain sections of ..... 143 

guard rails on elevated platforms and subway stations, investigation of . 314 

Harkins, Dominick J., reinstated in employ of ..... 146 

inflammable fluids, licenses for keeping and sale of . ^ . . . . 58 

interest rate on loans .......... 28 

janitors, school, salary increases authorized ..... 158 

Kenney, Edward L., reinstatement .... ... 46 

licenses, explosives, keeping and sale of . . . . . . .58 

inflammable fluids, keeping and sale of ...... 68 

loans, interest on ........... 28 

mayor, term of ........... 52 

metal garages permitted in certain sections of . . . . . . 143 

nomination papers, form changed ........ 22 

pensions, Gorman, Thomas J. ........ 27 

Schafifer, Jacob ........... 26 

Staples, William E 12 

Pleasant street assessments, time for revision extended, etc. . . . 170 

Reiser, Joseph C, widow of, annuity . . ..... 44 

retirement allowance, Ware, Jennie I., granted ..... 26 

schools, school committee authorized to make certain appropriations for . 158 

sewerage construction, Charles river basin watershed, board established . 41 

Smith, Gilbert H., reinstated as building inspector, reimbursed ... 7 

streets, repair and construction of, may make additional appropriations for 146 

Stuart street, extension of ........ . 145 



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Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



CITIES — continued. 

Boston, tax rate, increases allowed for school purposes 

teachers' salaries, certain increases authorized . 

transit commission, powers transferred to 

Ware, Jennie I., retiren^ent allowance 

Warren institution for sa\'ings in, to hold additional real estate 

water meters, installation of . 
Brockton, city ens^ineer, tenure of office 

collector of taxes, tenure of office .... 

fire department, officers, civil service applied . 

home for aged men, incorporation .... 

pension, McMahon, Michael ..... 
Packard, Grin W. ...... 

sewerage loan, rate of interest to be fixed 

water loan, additional, authorized .... 
Cambridge, payments in excess of appropriations 

pension, Barry, James W. ..... 

Lothrop, Ella A. ..... . 

Stevens, Elbrid!?e G. . 

police department, Coughlan, J. J., reinstatement of 

water works, income ...... 

Chelsea city clerk, tenure of office of . 

Chicopee superintendent of streets under civil service . 

Everett, aldermen, board of, filling of vacancies in 

council, filling of vacancies ..... 

pension, "Woods, Lindley R. . . . ' . 

refunding loan authorized ..... 
Fall River, Brightman street bridge, appropriation for 
Haverhill, Athletic Field Commission 

First Universalist Church in, may hold additional property 

High School Stadium Commission .... 

pension, Perkins, Albion M. ..... 

Holyoke, annuity, Kelleher, Michael, widow of . 

fire department, two platoon system may be established 

Hampden Railroad, construction, time extended 

pension, Clifford, Nellie ..... 

Lawrence, annuity. Young, John F., widow of 

polling hours at primary elections .... 
Leominster, Prospect street, improvements, appropriation 
Lowell, Hale's brook, report, time extended 

Teel, George, widow of, payment to . . . 

Lynn, Ipswich River, report, expense 

mayor, veto power of , 

Parkland avenue, extension of ... . 

pension, McClain, Warren H. .... 

Pine Grove Cemetery, highway through . 
Marlborough, firemen, call, promotion of . 
Medford, Mystic Lakes, sewerage system, cost of, to be ascertained 
Methuen, polling time at preliminary elections changed 

water supply ....... 

New Bedford, bonds, interest rate .... 

Freetown may receive water supply from 



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CITIES — concluded. 

New Bedford, pension, Cobb, David A. 

Russell, Henry C. . . . . 

Newburyport, Brown, George W., affecting retirement 
Newton, elections, preferential voting 

police, Roche, John T., appointment of . 
North Adams, charter of, amended 
Northampton, School of Industries in, name changed 
reimbursement for support of . . . 

Smith'8 Agricultural School established, etc. 
reimbursement for support of . . . 

Peabody, Ipswich river, report, extension . 

Ipswich river, investigation, appropriation 
Pittsfield, pension, Shepardson, Jason N. 

tenure of office of certain officials . 

water supply, time extended .... 
Quincy, pension, Keegan, Lawrence . 

Saturday half-holiday for certain employees 
Revere, Chainey, Clair P., reinstated in police department 

reserve police officers, compensation 
Salem, Ipswich river, report, expense 

Ipswich river investigation, appropriation 

pension, Dugan, Michael P. . 
Somer\-ille, city clerk, tenure of office 

pension, Folsom, Charles C. . 
Springfield, building commissioner placed under civil service laws 

electricity, generation of, by means of water system, authorized 

fire chief under civil service laws 

parks, land for, in Longmeadow 

schools, land for ...... 

Taunton, mayor, salary of .... 

street railway line, may acquire part of certain 
Waltham, rental for sewage disposal, commission on mental diseases 

Saturday half-holidnys for certain employees 
Woburn, charities, health and, board established 

inauguration, time of, changed 

poor, overseers of, abolished 
Worcester, bridge over Tainter street 

bridge over Tremont street 

bridge over Wyman street 

Crompton and Knowles Loom Works, bridges 

laborers, minimum wages for . 

pension, Courtney, Daniel T. 

Taylor, heirs of Ransom C, bridge 

water supply, addiiional 
Cities, military aid, reimbursed for, budget appropriation 

state guard, expenditures in favor of, investigation to be made 
taxes, reimbursed for loss of certain, appropriation 
City clerk, Chelsea, tenure of office 

Somerville, tenure of office .... 

Civil service coniEaission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Civil service laws, Brockton fire department officers, extended to 



41 

32 

40 

60 

168 

167, 316 

168 

167, 316 

312 

53 

18 

18 

35 

9 

19 

15 

168 

312 

53 

38 

149 

160 

144 

188 

20 

40 

36 

23 

280 

100 

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47 

13 

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10 

10 

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Civil service laws, Chelsea city clerk may be removed under 
Chicopee superintendent of streets placed under 
Hudson, fire chief placed under 

police chief placed under 
Somerville, city clerk may be removed under 
Springfield, building commissioner placed under 
fire chief placed under .... 

Warehara police chief, extended to 
Watertown school attendance oflicer placed under 
Civil war records, publication of, appropriation 
Clams, planting of, etc., Fairhaven, m.T.y issue licenses for 
Clarke Institution for Deaf Mutes (see Clarke School for the Deaf) 
Clarke School for the Deaf, trustees, number of 
Clarksb\irg, town of (see Towns). 
Clerk of house of representatives, appropriation . 
Clerk of senate, appropriation .... 

Clerks of courts (see Courts) . 

Clifiord, Nellie, pension ..... 

Coal for certain state institutions, etc., appropriation 
Cobb, David A., pension ..... 

Cody, Ellen F., in favor of ..... 

Coker, Frederick G., ser\ace continued . 
COLLEGES: 

Emerson College of Oratory, granting of degrees by, report, time extended 
Gordon Bible, granting of degrees by, report, time extended 
Massachusetts Agricultural, agricultural education, report, time extended 
appropriation ........ 

equipment and improvements ..... 

market garden field station, maintenance and improvements 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, appropriation . 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, appropriation . 
COMMISSIONS, COMMISSIONERS: 

absent voting, appropriation ...... 

agricultural education, report, time extended 

animal industry, appropriation ...... 

ballot law, appropriation ....... 

bank, appropriation ....... 

Levi, Charles W., deputj% salary, appropriation 
blind, for the, appropriation ...... 

instruction of adult, appropriation ..... 

Boston transit, Goodfellow, George, in favor of . 

powers transferred ....... 

civil 8er%-ice, appropriation . . 

Boston, assessors of, to be approved by . 
county (see County commissioners) . 

criminals and defective delinquents, methods of treatment for, to investigate 
educational systems, investigation of, authorized 
fire prevention, appropriation ...... 

fisheries and game, appropriation ..... 

exhibitions, etc., for increasing public interest in protection of 
fish hatcheries, etc., appropriation ..... 

game farms, etc., appropriation ..... 



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267 

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308 

309 
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306 
108 
279, 328 
270, 323 
140 
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. 306 

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108, 299 

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299, 348 

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COMMISSIONS, COMMISSIONERS — concluded. 

fisheries and game, travelling expenses, etc., appropriation 
free public library, appropriations .... 
gas and electric light, appropriation . 

water resources commission, chairman to be a member of 
general laws, to consolidate and arrange, appropriation 
Haverhill Stadium and Athletic Field 
health (see Health department). 

sewerage works, Charles river basin, board to approve 
highway, appropriation ...... 

motor vehicle fees, etc., investigation by 

repairs of highways in small towns, appropriation 

unexpended balance of appropriation 
homestead, appropriation . 

fifth annual report, additional copies 
insurance, actuary, salary, appropriation 

appropriation .... 

report, appropriation 
mental diseases, appropriation . 

chairman to be member of special commission on treatment of defectives 
metropolitan park apportionment, compensation 
metropohtan park, appropriations for parks, etc. 

Mystic lakes, to investigate banks of .... . 

Neponset bridge, report ....... 

pensions for I'etired employees, appropriation .... 

reinstatement of Carmine Violante ..... 

minimum wage, appropriation ....... 

motor vehicle fees, etc., expenses, appropriation .... 

probation, appropriation ........ 

paroles from jails and houses of correction, report, time extended 
public records, appropriation ....... 

public service, appropriation ....... 

guard rails on elevated platforms and subway stations, investigation 
sheep industry, investigation of, authorized .... 

social insurance, appropriation ....... 

standards, salary, appropriation ...... 

state aid and pensions, appropriations ..... 

state forest, appropriation ....... 

street railway investigation, report, time extended 

tax, appropriations ......... 

income tax division, appropriation ...... 

towns, to revise and codify laws relating to .... 

treatment of defective delinquents and criminals, established 
Wachusett mountain state reservation, land .... 

water resources of commonwealth, investigation of . . . 

waterways and public lands, appropriation .... 

flow of water in streams and rivers, etc., investigation to be made by 

sea wall at Hull, repair of damage to, appropriation 
weights and measures, appropriation ...... 

Committees, fi.sh industry, etc., expenses, appropriation . 
general court, advertising hearings, appropriation 

appropriations for expenses of ...... 



of, by 



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184, 318 

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Committees, general court, bulletin of heaxings, appropriation ... 75, 276 

taxation, expenses, appropriation ........ 298 

workmen's compensation law, expenses, appropriation ..... 298 

Commonwealth, budget system, study of, appropriation ..... 279 

employees compensation, etc., investigation ..... 299, 347 

in military service, appropriation ........ 271 

ofiBcials of, compensation, etc., investigation ...... 347 

to continue expenditures until appropriations have been made . . . 306 

Concerts, band, appropriation . . . . . . . . . 37 

Conciliation and arbitration, board of (see Boards). 

Connor, John J., widow of, payment to ....... 202 

Conservation, food products 34,163,167,184 

Constitutional convention, compensation of members and expenses, appropria- 
tions 166 

expenses 53, 272, 311 

recess expenses .......... 53,311 

Consumptives, hospitals for, improvements ....... 322 

trustees of, ai>propriation ........ 86, 186, 270 

Controller of county accounts, appropriation ...... 77 

Coolidge, Henry D., clerk of senate, salary ....... 74 

CORPORATIONS: 

American Oriental Society, place of meetings of ..... 38 

Bay State Life Insurance, time for organization extended .... 73 

Bay State Street Railway Companj', relative to ..... 284 

Boston and Eastern Electric Railroad Company, time for filing bond, con- 
struction and operation of, extended ...... 147 

Boston Elevated Railway Company, investigation relative to guard rails . 314 
public operation of ......... . 172 

Boston, Quincy and Fall River Bicycle Railway Company, time for building 

extended ........... 169 

Boston Sunday Evangelistic Committee, Inc., dissolved . . . .166 

Boston Terminal Company, appointment of trustees of . . . ,59 

Fore River Shipbuilding Corporation, private railroad, sale of, authorized . 162 
Hampden Railroad, construction, time extended ...... 11 

Home for Aged Men in Brockton, created ....... 48 

Massachusetts Baptist Convention, created ...... 39 

Massachusetts Baptist Missionary Society, consolidated .... 39 

Massachusetts Baptist Sunday School Association, consolidated ... 39 
Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded, trustees of, to be approved by 

governor and council ......... 145 

Millett Sanatorium, Inc., revived ........ 31 

Shirley-Eustis House Association, purpose ....... 46 

Southern New England Railroad, completion, time extended ... 32 

Star Amusement Company, revived ........ 193 

United Druggists Mutual Fire Insurance Company, name changed . .148 

United Mutual Fire Insurance Company, named ..... 148 

United Society of Christian Endeavor, annual meeting of . . . .23 

Corporations, dissolution of certain . . . . . . . .111 

Correction, houses of, paroles from, report, time extended .... 305 

Coughlan, J. J., reinstatement of 204 

Council (see Governor and council). 

Councillors, salaries and travel, appropriation for . . . . . .75 



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COUNTIES: PAQB 

Barnstable, tax levy .......... 331 

Berkshire, tax levy ........... 332 

Bristol, tax levy ........... 333 

Dukes County, tax levy .......... 335 

Essex, Connor, John J., widow of, payment to ..... . 202 

George, Edward B., widow of, to receive balance of salary ... 42 

tax levy ............ 336 

Franklin, tax levy . , . . . . . • . . • • 337 

Hampden, tax levy ........... 33S 

Hampshire, tax levy .......... 340 

Middlesex, Coker, Frederick G., service continued ..... 308 

tax levy ............ 341 

Norfolk, register of probate, clerical assistance for, appropriation . . . 184 

Schulz, Adolph F. A., sister of, payment to ...... 49 

tax levy 343 

Plymouth, tax levy ........... 344 

Suffolk, register of probate, clerical services, appropriation .... 185 

Worcester, tax levy ........... 345 

County accounts, controller of, appropriation ...... 77 

County commissioners : 

Essex, Connor, John J., widow of, pajTnent to ..... . 202 

George, Edward B., widow of, payments to be approved .... 42 

Hampden, O'Neil, John J., to be indemnified by, for certain loss sustained . 161 

training school, additional bonds or notes for completion of, may be issued by 161 

Norfolk, Schulz, Adolph F. A., Bister of, payment to . . . . .49 

County employees, compensation, etc., investigation .... 299, 347 

County jails, paroles from, report, time extended ...... 305 

County teachers' association (see Associations). 

Courtney, Daniel T., pension 27 

COURTS: 

land, appropriation ........... 84 

probate and insolvency, appropriation ....... 83 

salaries of judges, registers, increase in appropriation .... 300 

superior, appropriation .......... 83 

retired justices, appropriation ........ 185 

supreme judicial, appropriation ........ 82 

reporter of decisions, appropriation for ....... 82 

Cox, John F., reinstatement of ......... 201 

Criminals, treatment of, commission to investigate methods for . . 277, 326 
Crippled persons, training of, industrial accident board to arrange for, appropria- 
tion 278 

Crompton and Knowles Loom Works, Worcester, bridges .... 10 

Cropper, Alice J., annuity ......... 168,316 

Cumulative index, appropriation . 273 

D. 

Dairy bureau, board of agriculture, appropriation ..... .98 

Danvers, state hospital (see Hospitals). 

town of (see Towns). 

Deaf, Clarke School for, trustees, number 34 



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Deaf Mutes, New England Industrial School for, in favor of . . 55, 309 

Decennial census, appropriation ......... 80 

Deer, wild, damages by, appropriation for reimbursement of . . . .99 

Defective delinquents, treatment of, commission on .... 277,326 

Degrees, pranting of, by certain institutions, report, time extended . . . 309 

Dental examiners, board of (see Boards). 

Departments of commonwealth to continue expenditures until appropriations 

have been made .......... 306 

Deputy bank commissioner, Levi, Charles W., salary ..... 185 

Dipsomaniacs, female, transfer of certain, to Norfolk state hospital, appropriation 184 
Disability insurance, promotion of ...... . 279, 329 

Diseases, venereal, control, suppression and treatment of, appropriation . . 163 

Dissolution of certain corporations . . , . . . . .Ill 

District attorneys, appropriations ......... 84 

salaries ............. 299 

Suffolk, district, salary .......... 300 

District courts (see Courts). 

District police, appropriation ......... 93 

retired officers, appropriation ......... 81 

salary increases ........... 300 

special police officers, certain, to be reimbursed for loss of wages . . 52,310 

steamer "Lexington," appropriation ........ 273 

Dolan, William J., widow and children of, claims . . . . . . 306 

Donoghue, Florence J., widow of, annuity ....... 20 

Doorkeepers, assistant, general court, salaries, appropriation .... 279 

general court, appropriations . . . . . . . . . 54, 74 

Drugs, habitual users of, treatment of, commission on .... . 326 

Dudley, town of (see Towns) . 

Dugan, Michael P., pension .......... 38 

Dukes County (see Counties). 



E. 

Ear and eye infirmary (see Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary). 

Education, agricultural (see Commissions, Commissioners), 
board of (see Boards). 
systems of, investigation . • . . . . . . . . 299, 348 

ELECTIONS: 

absent voting, commission on , appropriation ...... 301 

drafting of legislation relative to, provision for ..... 350 

Boston, mayor, term of .......... 52 

nomination papers, form changed ........ 22 

expenses, appropriation .......... 78 

Lawrence, polling hours at primaries ........ 45 

Methuen, polling time at preliminary elections ...... 21 

Newton, preferential voting ......... 32 

North Adams, municipal, time for holding, etc. ...... 60 

Templeton, board of assessors, election of, validated . . . . .164 

Wakefield, question of adopting a city charter ...... 165 

Westborough, nomination papers validated ...... 34 

Electric light commission, gas and (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

Electricians, examiners of, appropriation ....... 89 



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Electricity, Blandford may purchase, from Springfield .... 

Granville may purchase, from Springfield ...... 

Springfield authorized to generate, by means of water system 
Elevated stations, Boston Elevated Railway Company, guard rails for, investi 
gation ........... 

Embalming, board of registration in (see Boards). 

Emerson College of Oratory, granting of degrees by, report, time extended 

Employees, county, compensation, etc., investigation 

public, retirement allowances, appropriation 

state, in military service, appropriation 
compensation, etc., investigation 
Employment offices, appropriation 
Erving, town of (see Towns). 
Erving water district established ........ 

Essex, county of (see Counties). 

Everett, city of (see Cities). 

Executive department, appropriation ....... 

Exhibitions, agricultural, prizes for, appropriation ..... 

fish and game, for increasing public interest in protection of 
Expenditures, departments to continue until appropriations have been made 
Explosives, Boston, licenses for keeping and sale of . 
Extraordinary expense appropriation ....... 

Eye and ear infirmary (see Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary) 



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Fairhaven, town of (see Towns). 

Fall River, city of (see Cities). 

Farm, state, appropriation .......... 105 

coal, appropriation .......... 204 

machinery, appropriation for ......... 167 

Feeble-Minded, Massachtisetts School for, appropriation .... 100 

coal, appropriation ........... 203 

superintendent to be member of commission on defective delinquents, etc. . 326 

trustees of, to be approved by governor and council ..... 145 

Feeble-minded persons, treatment of, commission on .... . 326 

Female criminals, etc., treatment of, commission on .... . 326 

Female dipsomaniacs, transfer of certain, to Norfolk state hospital, appropriation 184 

Fire department, Holyoke, two platoon system, established .... 149 

Fire insurance companies, United Druggists Mutual, name changed . . 148 

United Mutual, named .......... 148 

Fire insvu*ance rates, board of appeal from, appropriation .... 56 

Fire prevention commission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

Firemen, annuities, pensions, etc., certain income taxes refunded or al^ated . 313 

Firemen, call, Arlington, pensions ......... 43 

Marlborough, promotion of ........ . 172 

killed or injured, appropriation ....... .81,186,306 

relief for certain, appropriation ........ 81,186 

Fire prevention laws, monopolies, creation of, by, investigation . . . 327 

First Congregational Parish, Chatham, conveyance ..... 13 

First squadron Massachusetts cavalry, troop C, trustees, reimbursed . 167, 313 



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First TJniversalist Society, Haverhill, name changed 165 

Fish and game, exhibition for increasing public interest in protection of, author- 
ized 184,318 

propagation of, etc., appropriation 274 

Fish industry, committee on, appropriation ....... 298 

Fisheries and game, commissioners of (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

Fishways, construction of, on Merrimack river, appropriation .... 185 

Fitchburg normal school, appropriation 107 

Folsom, Charles C, pension . 160 

Food products, conservation of . . . . . .34, 163, 167, 184 

Fore River Shipbuilding Corporation, sale of private railroad authorized . 162 

Forest fire prevention, appropriation . 98 

Forest fires, prevention of, deficiency appropriation ...... 16 

Forester, state, appropriation ......... 98 

Fosborough state hospital (see Hospitals). 

Framingham normal school, appropriation ....... 107 

Framingham, town of (see Towns). 

Franklin county (see Counties). 

Free employment offices, appropriation ....... 80 

Free public library commissions (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

Freetown, town of (see Towns). 

Fuel, peat deposits, use of, report . . . . ... . .319 

Funds, Massachusetts School, appropriation for premiums .... 77 

New Ashford reimbursed for inequality in distribution of income from . 317 

Savoy reimbursed for amount due in distribution of income from . . 318 

Metropolitan Parks maintenance, apportionment commission . . 270, 322 

G. 

Game, fish and, exhibitions for increasing public interest in protection of, author- 
ized • • 184,318 

propagation of, appropriation ......... 274 

Game, fisheries and, commissioners of (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Gammett, Gustavo, heirs of, compensation for land .... 184, 317 

Garages, metal, Boston, permitted in certain sections 143 

Gardner state colony (see Hospitals). 

Gas and electric light commission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

General court, assistant doorkeepers, appropriations . . . .54, 74, 279 

clerks of house and senate, salaries ........ 74 

committees, appropriation ......... 273 

contingent expenses . . . . • • ■ • • • .2/2 

bulletin of hearings, appropriation 75, 276 

hearings, advertising, appropriation ....... 186 

doorkeepers, appropriations . . . . . . . . 54, 74 

members, appropriations . . . . . . • • . . /3 

messengers, appropriations ........ 54, 74 

travel, appropriations ......... 54, 74 

General Insurance Guaranty Fund, trustees of, promotion of old age pensions . 329 
General laws, commission to consolidate, appropriation ..... 79 

George, Edward B., widow of, payment to ....••• 42 

Germany (see War with German empire). 

Gigger, Alice, annuity ......•••• 54, 307 



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Girls, industrial school for (see Schools). 

Goodfellow, George, in favor of 

Gordon Bible College, granting of degrees by, report, time extended 
Gorman, Thomas J., pension ...... 

Governor, salary, appropriation ...... 



170 
. 809 
27 
75 
Governor and council, food conservation and production, appropriations to be 

expended by 34, 163, 167, 184 

Grafton state hospital (see Hospitals). 

Grand Army of the Republic, department of Massachusetts, annual encampment, 

proceedings ........... 171 

Granville, town of (see Towns). 

Great Harrington, town of (see Towns). 

Guard rails, elevated platforms and subway stations, investigation of . .314 

Guard, state (see State guard). 

Guinivan, D. H., compensation for horses hired by militia . . . 167,314 



H. 



Hale's brook, report, time extended . . . . . . . .311 

Half -holidays for certain employees, Quincy ...... 19 

Waltham 44 

Hammond, E. M., compensation for horses hired by militia . . . 167, 314 

Rebecca C, annuity ......... 54, 305 

Hampden county (see Counties). 

Hampden County Training School, O'Neil, John J., indemnified for loss in con- 
struction of .......... . 

Hampden Railroad Corporation, Holyoke and Chicopee Falls, construction, 
time extended .......... 

Hampden, town of (see Towns). 

Hampshire county (see Counties). 

Harkins, Dominick J., reinstatement of ..... 

Hassanamisco tribe of Indians, annuity to member of . 
Haverhill, city of (see Cities). 

Haverhill Stadium and Athletic Field Commission 
Health, commissioner of (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Health, department of, appropriation . 

Ayer, sewage disposal in, appropriation ..... 

Hale's brook, report, time extended ...... 

Ipswich river, investigation, appropriation ..... 
report, time extended ........ 

Mystic lakes, sewerage system, cost of, to be ascertained 

Neponset river valley, appropriation ...... 

peat deposits in commonwealth, report on . 

sewerage construction, Charles river basin watershed, to receive report on 

venereal diseases, control, suppression and treatment of, appropriation 
Heating plants, state institutions, investigation .... 
Highway commission (see Commissions, Commissioners) . 
Highways in small towns, repair of, appropriation .... 
Holyoke, city of (see Cities). 
Holyoke, Hampden Railroad construction, time extended . . . . .11 

Home for Aged Men in Brockton, trustees 48 

Homestead commission (see Commission). 



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11 



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30 

85 

270, 323 

. 311 

53,312 

. 311 

167, 315 

. 272 

. 319 

41 

163 

184, 318 

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Honor certificates to members of militia performing Mexican border duty, 
priation .... 

Horses, hired by militia, appropriation 

Cavanaugh Brothers Company ...... 167 

certain persons compensated for 
Cody, Ellen F., appropriation . 
maintenance ..... 

Sheehan, David J., appropriation . . 
HOSPITALS: 

Boston state, appropriation 

coal, appropriation 

improvements and repairs 

maintenance, appropriation . 
consumptives, trustees of, appropriation 

improvements . . 

salaries ..... 

Danvers state, appropriation 

coal, appropriation 

improvements and repairs 
Foxborough state, appropriation 

coal, appropriation 

improvements and repairs 
Gardner state colony, appropriation . 

coal, appropriation 

improvements and repairs 

repairs, appropriation . 
Grafton state, appropriation 

coal, appropriation 

improvements and repairs 
Medfield state, appropriation 

coal, appropriation 

improvements and repairs 
Monson state, appropriation 

coal, appropriation 
Norfolk state, appropriation 
Northampton state, appropriation 

coal, appropriation . . . 

expenses, 1916, appropriation 

improvements .... 
Penikese, appropriation 
prison camp and hospital, appropriation 

coal, appropriation 

deficiency appropriation 
private, Rutland, town of, may grant licenses iat 
Taunton state, appropriation 

coal, appropriation 

improvements .... 
Westborough state, appropriation 

coal, appropriation 

improvements and repairs 

Kelly, Mary A., compensation for injuries received at 
Worcester state, appropriation ..... 



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Worcester state, coal, appropriation ........ 203 

improvements and repairs ......... 321 

Houghton and Dutton building, rent, appropriation ..... 66 

House of representatives, assistant doorkeepers, appropriation . . 74, 279 

cltrks, salary, appropriation ......... 74 

committees, expenses .......... 273 

contingent expenses ........... 272 

doorkeepers, appropriations ........ 64, 74, 279 

members, compensation, travel, etc., appropriation ..... 73 

messengers, appropriation ........ 64, 74 

Slowcy, Charles H., member elect, in favor of ..... . 325 

travelling expenses, appropriations ....... 64, 74 

Houses of correction, parole from, report, time extended .... 305 

Howard, Caroline L., award of damages to, appropriation ..... 65 
Horace W., estate of, interest of trustees of Home for Aged Men in Brockton, 

tax exemption .......... 48 

Hudson, town of (see Towns). 

Hyannis normal school, appropriation ........ 107 



I. 

Immigration, bureau of, appropriation ..... 

Income tax, certain abatements, refunds and exemptions (see Tax, Taxes) 

division, additional appropriation .... 
Income tax division, appropriation .... 

Index, cumulative, appropriation ..... 

general laws, appropriation ..... 
Indians, Algonquin tribe, annuities to certain members of 

Hassanamisco tribe, annuity to member of 
Industrial accident board (see Boards) . 
Industrial school for boys (see Schools). 

Industrial School for Deaf Mutes, New England (see Schools). 
Industrial school for girls (see Schools). 
Industries, labor and, board of (see Boards). 
Inebriates, treatment of, commission on . 

women, transfer of certain, to Norfolk state hospital, appropriation 
Infirmary, state (see Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary). 

appropriation .......... 

deficiency appropriation ........ 

Inflammable fluids, Boston, licenses for handling of . . . 

Injured persons, training of certain, appropriation .... 

Insolvency courts (see Courts, probate and insolvency). 

Institutes (see Colleges). 

Institutions, state, coal, appropriation ...... 

heating and power plants, investigation of . 

improvements and repairs, appropriation ..... 
Insurance, commissioner of (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

disability, promotion of ....... . 

fire, board of appeal on rates, appropriation .... 

old age annuities, etc., promotion of . 

savings bank life, promotion of . . . . . 



109 

185 
77, 185 
. 273 
. 299 
. 305 
. 307 



326 

184 

102 
16 

68 

278 



. 203 
184,318 
. 187 

279, 329 

66 

329 

. 329 



384 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



Insurance, sickness, promotion of . 

Bocial, commission on (see Commissions, Commissioners) 

Wellesley may pay, premiums of citizens in war service 
INSURANCE COMPANIES: 

Bay State Life, time for organization extended 

United Druggists Mutual Fire, name changed 

United Mutual Fire, named 
Interest, Boston, rate of, on loans . 

Brockton eewerage loan, rate of 

Framingham school securities, rate of 

New Bedford, rate of, on certain securities 

payments, on direct debt, appropriations 

Reading, rate of, on certain securities to be fixed 

Watertown, rate of, on certain securities 

Wellesley sewerage securities, rate of . 

Wellesley water securities, rate of 
Ipswich river, report, time extended 

investigation, appropriation 



J29 



73 

148 
148 

28 
143 
164 

25 

10, 277 

142 

23,49 

28 

27 
312 

53 



J. 

Jails, county, paroles from, report, time extended ...... 305 

Janitors, school, Boston, salary increases authorized ..... 158 

Jenne, C. B., compensation for horses hired by militia .... 167,314 

Johnston, John C, acts as justice of the peace confirmed .... 310 

Jones, William C, appropriation ........ 271,325 

Judges (see Courts). 

Judges, compensation while acting for others, 1917 deficiency .... 16 

Justices (see Courts). 

K. 

Keegan, Lawrence, pension .......... 9 

Kelleher, Michael, widow of, annuity ........ 9 

Kelly, Mary A. , compensation for injuries received at Westborough state hospital 183, 317 
Kenney, Edward L., reinstated ......... 46 

Kimball, James W., clerk of house of representatives, appropriation for salary of 74 
Knowles, Crompton and, Loom Works, bridges 10 



L. 

LABOR: 

Quincy, Saturday half-holidays . 

Waltham, Saturday half-holidaj^s 

Worcester, minimum wage for certain employees 
Labor and industries, board of (see Boards). 
Lake, Nicholas B., compensation . 
Lakes, Mystic, protection of banks 

sewerage system in, cost of, to be ascertained 
Lakeville state sanatorium, appropriation 

coal, appropriation ..... 

improvements ...... 

Land court (see Courts). 

Lands, low, improvement, appropriation 



19 

44 
46 

167, 315 
. 312 

167, 315 

86 

. 203 

270, 322 

. 300 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



385 



Lxnesborough, town of (see Towns). 
Ltwrence, city of (see Cities). 
La7S, civil service (see Civil Service). 

election (see Elections). 

general, commission to consolidate, appropriation 

province, publication of, appropriation ..... 

\own, special commission to revise and codify, appointment authorized 
Legislative, department, appropriation ..... 

documents, mailing of, appropriation .... 

Legislature (see House of representatives, Senate, General court). 
Leighton, Alfred L., widow of, annuity ..... 
Levi, Charles W., salary, appropriation ..... 
Lexington market garden, field station, maintenance and improvement 
"Lexington," steamer, appropriation ..... 
Liberty loan bonds, Marshfield, town of, may invest in . 

Sharon may invest in ...... • 

Library, free public, commissioners (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

state, appropriation ........ 

Licenses, Boston, explosives, handling of .... 

inflammable fluids, handling of .... . 

clams, taldng of, etc., Fairhaven may issue certain 

private hospitals, Rutland, town of, may grant . 

quahaugs, planting of, Wareham may issue certain 

taking of, Fairhaven may issue certain .... 

small loans, Norwood Morris Plan Company, fee refunded . 
Lieutenant governor, appropriation for salary of . 
Life insurance, Weliesley, town of, may pay certain, premiums 
Loan agencies, supervisor of, appropriation .... 
LOANS: 

Attleboro street railway ....... 

Blackstone hijch school ....... 

Boston, rate of interest on ...... 

Brockton water, additional, authorized .... 

Erving water district ....... 

Everett refunding, authorized ...... 

Hampden county training school, additional amount authorized 

Haverhill Stadium .....••■ 

Methuen water, authorized ...... 

Millis, town of, sewerage system ..... 

Springfield elentric, authorized ...... 

Sturbridge water supply, additional, authorized . 

Taunton street railway ....... 

Walpole, town of, water, additional ..... 

Whitman refunding ......•• 

Longmeadow, town of (see Towns). 

Lothrop, Ella E., pension .....•• 

Lowell, city of (see Cities). 

Lowell normal school, appropriation ..... 

Low lands, improvement, appropriation ..... 

Lyman school for boys, appropriation 

improvements . . .,.»»?• 

Lynn, city of (see Cities). 



79 

78 

184, 318 

73 

64 

. 191 

. 185 
270, 323 
. 273 
. 159 
. 169 



109, 184 
58 
58 
267 
35 
268 
267 
167,316 
75 
5 



280 

68 

28 

142 

196 

194 

161 

30 

275 

150 

188 

187 

280 

157 

6 



107 
300 
105 
270, 323 



386 Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



M. 

Machinery, farm, appropriation for ....... 

Manchester, town of (see Towns). 

Mann, John R., compensation for horses hired by miUtia 

Manual for the general court, appropriation ...... 

Market garden field station, Lexington, maintenance and improvement 
Marlborough, city of (see Cities). 
Marshfield, town of (see Towns). 
Massachusetts, Agricultural College, agricultural education, report, time ex- 
tended . ........... 306 

. 108 
279, 328 
78 
39 
39 
39 
65, 309 




commission on 



council 



treatment 



of de- 



appropriation ....... 

equipment and improvements .... 

archives, appropriation ...... 

Baptist Convention, corporation created 

Baptist Missionary Society consolidated 

Baptist Sunday School Association consolidated . 

Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, appropriation 

highway commission (see Commissions, Commissioners) 

hospital school, appropriation . 

coal, appropriation 
Institute of Technology, appropriation 
nautical school, appropriation . 
reformatory, appropriation 

coal, appropriation 
School for the Blind, appropriation 
School for the Feeble-Minded, appropriation 
coal, appropriation 
improvements at . 

superintendent to be member of special 
fectives, etc. .... 

trustees to be approved by governor and 
school fund, appropriation for premiums 

New Ashford reimbursed for inequality in distribution of income from 
Savoy reimbursed for amount due in distribution of income from 
training schools, trustees of, appropriation ..... 

improvements at institutions under ..... 

volunteer militia (see Militia). 
McClain, Warren H., pension ....... 

McMahon, Michael, pension ....... 

Meagher, John H., acts as a justice of the peace confirmed 

Measures, weights and, commissioner of (see Commissions, Commissioners) 

Medfield state hospital (see Hospitals). 

Medford, city of (see Cities). 

Medical examiners' fees, appropriation for certain ..... 

Medicine, board of registration in (see Boards). 

Merriam, Edmund F., payment to 

Merrimack river, fishwas^s on, appropriation . 

Messengers, general court, appropriations 

Metal garages, Boston, permitted in certain sections 

Meters, water, Boston, installation .... 

Methuen, city of (see Cities). 



103 
203 
140 
108 
104 
203 
139 
100 
203 
321 



326 
145 
77 
317 
318 
105 
270, 323 



42 
148 
310 



110 



55, 308 

185 

54, 74, 278 

. 143 

25 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



387 



METROPOLITAN: 

park commission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

parks maintenance fund, compensation of apportionment commission 

sewerage district, appropriation ...... 

water and sewerage board (see Boards) . 

water district, appropriation ....... 

Mexican border duty by militia, certificates of honor for, appropriation 

Young, Walter H., compensated for ...... 

Middleborough, town of (see Towns). 

Middlesex county (see Counties). 

Military aid, cities and towns reimbursed, appropriation . 

Military expenses, appropriation ....... 

Military service, Slowey, Charles H., in favor of ... . 

state employees in, reimbursed for difference in salaries, appropriation 

volunteers from Massachusetts, pay for ..... 

Wellesley may pay insurance premiums for residents in 



270, 322 
37 

36 

167 
270, 321 



. 103 

187 

271, 325 

104, 271 

5, 12, 42, 195 

5 

Militia, Massachusetts volunteer, adjutant general's department, appropriation 141 
Broderick, James F., member field artillery, mother of, in favor of . 271, 325 

certificates of honor to members performing Mexican border duty, appropria- 



tion 



chief quartermaster, salary, appropriation 
chief surgeon, appropriation 
disbursing officer, salaries and expenses of 
horses, hired by, appropriation for 

Cavanaugh Brothers Horse Company compensated . 

Cody, Ellen F., compensation for injuries received from 

compensation of certain persons for . . . . . . .314 

Jones, William C, member, in favor of ..... . 271, 325 

lumber, etc., appropriation ......... 271 

officers, compensation and travel, appropriation ...... 271 

pay and allowances, 1917 deficiency appropriation ..... 16 

property and disbursing officer, salaries and expenses .... 167, 315 

quartermaster general's department, appropriation ..... 94 

recruits, examination of, appropriation ....... 65 

superintendent of armories, salary, appropriation ..... 278 

troop C, first squadron of cavalry, trustees, reimbursed . , . 167, 313 

Young, Walter H., compensation for Mexican border duty . . . 270, 321 

Militia, naval, appropriation ......... 95 

clerical assistance, appropriation ........ 186 

Millett Sanatorium, Inc., corporation revived ...... 31 

Millis, town of (see Towns). 

Minimum wage commission (see Commissions, Commissioners) . 

Miscellaneous appropriation acts . . .16, 52, 54, 139, 166, 183, 270, 276, 298 

Misdemeanants, treatment of, commission on ...... 326 

Mitchell, Henry F., compensation for horses hired by militia . . . 167, 314 

Monahan, Peter P., reimbursed ........ 53,313 

Monopolies, investigation as to creation of ...... . 327 

Monson state hospital (see Hospitals) . 

Morrill, George H., trustees of estate of, refund ..... 55,308 

Morris Plan Company, Norwood, license fee refunded .... 167, 316 

Motor vehicles, Nantucket, town of, operation of, may be permitted in . . 161 

registration fees, etc., investigation ....... 299, 330 



167 
. 278 
95, 141 
: . 315 

56, 314 
167, 277,314,328 
167, 315 



388 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



Muncey, Montague C, compensation for horses hired by militia 
Municipal accounts, auditing and installing, appropriation 
Mutes, Industrial School for Deaf, New England, appropriation . 
Mutual benefit associations, promotion of . 

Mystic lakes, health department to ascertain cost of sewerage system in 
metropolitan park commission to investigate banks 



PAGE 

167, 314 

80, 185 

55, 309 

279, 329 

167, 315 

. 312 



, appropria- 



104, 271 
5, 12, 42, 195 
5 
167, 314 
. 307 
. 272 



96 



N. 

Nantasket beach reservation, appropriation . ...„„. 37 

Nantucket, town of (see Towns). 

National guard (see Militia, Massachusetts volunteer). 

Nautical school, Massachusetts, appropriation ... . . . . 108 

Naval militia, appropriation . ......... 95 

clerical assistance, appropriation . . . . . . . .186 

Naval service, state employees in, reimbursed for differences in salaries 
tion ......... 

volunteers from Massachusetts, pay for .... 

Wellesley may pay insurance premiums for residents in 
Nelson, J. S., and Son, compensation for horses hired by militia 
Neponset bridge, reconstruction ...... 

Neponset river valley, health in, etc., appropriation 

New Ashford, town of (see Towns). 

New Bedford, city of (see Cities). 

Newburyport, bridge, appropriation ..... 

city of (see Cities). 
New England Industrial School for Deaf Mutes (see Schools). 
Newton, city of (see Cities). 
Nomination papers, Boston, form of, changed ...... 22 

Westborough, certain papers validated . . . . . . .34 

Norfolk county (see Counties). 

Norfolk state hospital (see Hospitals) . 

Normal art school, appropriation ......... 107 

Normal schools, appropriation ......... 107 

North Adams, city of (see Cities). 

North Adams normal school, appropriation ....... 107 

Northampton, city of (see Cities). 

Northampton School of Industries, city of Northampton to be reimbursed for 

support ©f ......... . 167, 316 

name changed ........... 168 

Northampton state hospital (see Hospitals) . 

North Reading state sanatorium, appropriation . . . . . . 270 

improvements .......•••• 270, 322 

maintenance ........... 86, 187 

Norwood, Morris Plan Company, license fee refunded .... 167, 316 

town of (see Towns). 
Nurses, board of registration of (see Boards). 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



389 



O. 

Officials, of commonwealth, to continue expenditures until appropriations have 



PAGE 



see Commissions, Commissioners) 



been made ...... 

premiums on bonds of, appropriation for payment of 
Old age annuities, promotion of . 
Old provincial state house, budget appropriation . 

care and maintenance, appropriation . 
O 'Neil, John J., indemnified . .... 

Oppenheimer, Berthold A., acts as notary public confirmed 
Optometry, board of registration in (see Boards). 
Ornithologist, state, appropriation for . 
Otis, town of (see Towns). 

P. 

Packard, Orin W., pension . 

Pages, general court, appropriation 

Pamphlet edition, acts and resolves, appropriation 

Paper, purchase of, appropriation 

deficiency appropriation 
Park commission, metropolitan 
Parks, appropriations 

band concerts, appropriations 
Parkways, appropriations 

Paroles, from jails and houses of correction, report, time extended 
Peabody, city of (see Cities). 

Peat, deposits in commonwealth, examination of, authorized 
Penikese hospital, appropriation ...... 

Pensions, budget appropriation for certain .... 

firemen, certain income taxes on, refunded or abated . 

police, certain income taxes on, refunded or abated 

state aid and, commissioners of (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Perkins, Albion M., pension ....... 

Thomas Nelson, trustee, refund to .... . 

Perkins Institution for the Blind, appropriation . 

Pharmacy, board of registration in (see Boards). 

Pidgin, Charles F., annuity ....... 

Pine Grove Cemetery, highway through .... 

Pine, white, blister rust, suppression of, appropriation 
Pittsfield, city of (see Cities). 

Platoon system, Holyoke fire department, may be established in 
Pleasant street, Boston, assessments ..... 

Plumbers, examiners of, appropriation ..... 

Plymouth county (see Counties). 

Pocknett, Sarah B., annuity 

Police, annuities, pensions, etc., certain income taxes on, refunded or abated 

district (see District poUce). 

local (see Cities and Towns). 
Polls (see Elections). 

Port of Boston, improvement and development of, appropriation 
Postmaster, general court, appropriation . . . - , . 



306 

77 

279, 329 

. 109 

183 

161 

. 306 



98 



195 
74 
78 
78 
16 

37,97 

37 

37, 97 

305 

319 
102 
103 
313 
313 

14 
308 
139 

54,307 
19 
272 

149 
170 

86 

305 
313 



185 
74 



390 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



Power plants, state institutions, investigation ..... 
Pratt Free School, trustees, residence of ..... 

Preferential voting, Newton, city elections ..... 
Premiums, insurance, Wellesley, may pay certain .... 

Massachusetts School Fund securities, appropriation for payment of 

official bonds, appropriation for payment of ... . 

Primaries (see Elections). 
Prison camp and hospital, appropriation ..... 

coal, appropriation ......... 

deficiency appropriation ........ 

Prison, officers, retirement allowances, appropriation 

state, appropriation ......... 

coal, appropriation . . ' . 

deficiency appropriation ....... 

land for new state prison, taking of, to be investigated by special commis 
sion on treatment of criminals ..... 

Prisons, bureau of, appropriation ....... 

director to be member of special commission on treatment of criminals, 
Private hospitals, Rutland, town of, may grant licenses for 
Prizes, agricultural exhibits, appropriation ..... 
Probate courts (see Courts). 
Probate, registers of, appropriation ...... 

Norfolk county, clerical assistance for, appropriation . 

Suffolk county, clerical services for, appropriation 
Probation, commission on (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Province laws, publication of, appropriation ..... 
Public employees, retirement allowances, appropriations . 
Public library commissioners (see Commissions, Commissioners) . 
Public records, commissioner of (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Public service commission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 



PAGE 

1S4, 318 
40 



etc. 



32 
5 

77 
77 

105 

204 

16 

81 
105 
204 

16 

326 
04, 274 
326 
35 

278 

83, 300 
184 
185 

78 
81 



Q. 



QuahaugS, planting of, etc., Fairhaven, may issue licenses for . . . . 267 

Wareham, may issue licenses for ........ 268 

Quartermaster general's department, appropriation ..... 94 

Quincy, city of (see Cities). 

R. 

RAILROAD CORPORATIONS: 

Boston and Eastern Electric Railroad Company, time for filing bond, con- 
struction and operation, extended ....... 147 

Boston elevated railway, guard rails at stations, etc., of ... . 314 

public operation of ......... . 172 

Boston, Quincy and Fall River Bicycle, time for construction extended . . 169 
Boston Terminal Company, trustees, appointment of . . . . .59 

Hampden, construction, time extended . . . . . . .11 

Southern New England, completion, time extended ..... 32 

West End street railway, public operation of ..... . 172 

Railroad, private, Fore River Shipbuilding Corporation, connecting line, sale of, 

authorized ........... 162 

Rails, guard, on platforms of Boston Elevated Railway Company stations, investi- 
gation ............ 314 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



391 



Reading, town of (see Towns). 

Real estate (see Property). 

Recess commissions (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

Recess committees (sea Committees). 

Recorder of land court, appropriation ...... 

Records, public, commissioner of (see Commissions, Commissioners) 
REFERENDA: 

Amesbury water and sewer departments consolidated 
Arlington call firemen, pensions 
Attleboro street railway line, acquiring of . 
Boston, annuities, Donoghue, Bessie A. 
Leighton, Alfred L., widow of 
Reiser, Joseph C, widow of 
Boston, pensions, Gorman, Thomas J 
Schaffer, Jacob . 
reinstatement. Cox, John F. . 

Kenney, Edward L. . 
Stuart street extension . 
Brockton, city engineer, tenure of office 

fire department, officers, civil service extended to 
pension, McMahon, Michael . 

Packard, Orin W. 
tax collector, tenure of office . 
Cambridge, pension, Barry, James W 
Lothrop, Ella A. 
Stevens, Elbridge G. . 
reinstatement, Coughlan, J. J. 
Chelsea city clerk, tenure of office 

Chicopee superintendent of streets, civil service extended to 
Erving water district .... 

Essex county, Connor, John J., widow of . 
George, Edward B., widow of, payment to 
Everett, pension. Woods, Lindley R. . 

vacancies in board of aldermen and council, filling of 
Haverhill, pension, Perkins, Albion M. 
Holyoke, annuity, Kelleher, Michael . 
fire department, two platoon system 
pension, Cliilord, Nellie 
Lanesborough water supply 
Lawrence, annuity, Young, John F., widow of 
Lowell, Teel, George, widow of, payment . 
Lynn, pension, McClain, Warren H. . 

Pine Grove Cemetery, highway through . 
Manchester, water and sewer commissioners, established 
Marlborough, firemen, call, promotion of 
Methuen, polling time at preliminary elections 
Millis, sewerage system ..... 

Nantucket, towTi of, motor vehicles, operation of, in 
New Bedford, pensions, Cobb, David A. 

Russell, Henry C. ..... 

Norfolk county, Schulz, Adolph F. A., sister of, payment to 
North Adams charter, amendments to . . . 



84 



43 
43 

280 
20 

191 
44 
27 
26 

201 
46 

145 
14 
32 

148 

195 
15 

149 
7 
8 

204 

144 
22 

196 

202 
42 
14 

274 

14 

9 

149 

9 

35 

156 
46 
42 
19 

192 

172 
21 

150 

161 

8 

8 

49 

60 



392 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



REFERENDA — concluded. 

Pittsfield, pension, Shepardson, Jason N. . 

tenure of certain oflScials ...... 

water supply extended to Lanesborough .... 

Quincy, pension, Keegan, Lawrence ..... 
Saturday half-holidays for certain employees . 

Revere, Chainey, Clair P., reinstatement in police department 

Salem, pension, Dugan, Michael P. . 

Somerville, city clerk, tenure of office .... 

pension, Folsom, Charles C. . 

Springfield, building commissioner placed under civil service laws 
fire chief, civil service extended to . 

Taunton, mayor, salary of ...... 

street railway line, acquiring of .... . 

Wakefield, adoption of city charter ..... 

Waltham, Saturday half-holidays for certain employees 

Watertown school attendance officer to be under civil service laws 

Woburn, health and charities board . 

Worcester, laborers, minimum wage for 
pensions, Courtney, Daniel T. 
water supply, additional 
Reformatory for women, appropriation 

coal, appropriation .... 

heating and power plant, construction 
Reformatory, Massachusetts, appropriation 

coal, appropriation .... 
Registers of probate, appropriation 

Norfolk county, clerical assistance for 

Suffolk county, clerical services for, appropriation 
Registrar of vital statistics, state, salary, appropriation 
Registration fees on bonds, Merriam, Edmund F., refund to 

Morrill, George H., trustees of estate of, refund to 
Reiser, Joseph C, widow of, annuity 
Representatives (see House of Representatives). 
Reservations, appropriations ..... 

Nantasket beach, appropriation 

Wachusett mountain state, purchase of land authorized 
Resolves, acts and, blue book edition of, appropriation 

deficiency of 1917 ...... 

pamphlet edition, appropriation 

table of changes, appropriations 
Retirement allowances, firemen, certain income taxes on, refunded or abated 

justices of superior court, appropriation 

police, certain income taxes on, refunded or abated 
Retirement board (see Boards). 
Retirements, budget appropriations 

teachers (see Teachers' retirement system). 
Revere, city of (see Cities). 
RIVERS: 

Charles, basin of, appropriation 

flow of water in, investigation .... 

Ipswich, report, time extended .... 





18 




18 




35 




9 




19 




15 




38 




149 




160 




144 




20 




23 




280 




165 




44 




171 




47 




46 




27 




202 


104 


273 




204 


270, 


321 




104 




204 


83 


300 




184 




185 


184 


272 


55, 


308 


55, 


308 


• 


44 




36 




37 


168 


316 




78 




16 




78 




54 




313 


83 


185 




313 



81 



36 
299, 329 
. 312 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



393 



RIVERS — concluded. 

Ipswich, investigation, appropriation 

Merrimack, fishways on, appropriation 

Neponset public health in valley of . 
Roche, John T., appointment of, to Newton police department 
Russell, Henry C, pension ...... 

Rust, white pine blister, suppression of, appropriation . 
Rutland state sanatorium, appropriation 

deficiency appropriation ...... 

improvements authorized ...... 

Rutland, town of (see Towns). 

s. 

Sailors and soldiers, absent voting, appropriation . 

disabled, training of ...... 

pay for ......... 

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Stockbridge, additional property authorized 
SALARIES: 

attendance officers, school, Boston, increases authorized 
investigation of certain, deficiency appropriation 
janitors, school, Boston, increases authorized 
Levi, Charles W., appropriation 
probate court, judges, registers and assistants 
reserve police officers. Revere, fixed . 
school teachers, Boston, increases authorized 
Salem, city of (see Cities). 
Salem normal school, appropriation 

Salisbury beach road, Gammett, Gustave, heirs of, compensation for 
for ...... . 

Lake, Nicholas B., compensation for land taken for 
Toppan, Lena B., heirs of, compensation for land taken 
Sanatoria, budget appropriation 
Sanatorium, Lakeville state, appropriation 
coal, appropriation 
improvements .... 

Millett, corporation revived 
North Reading state, appropriation . 
improvement .... 

maintenance .... 

Rutland state, appropriation 

improvements .... 

Westfield state, appropriation . 
coal, appropriation 
improvements .... 

Sanger, William H., assistant clerk of senate, salary 
Saturday half -holiday, Quincy, for certain employees 

Waltham, for certain employees 
Savings bank life insurance, promotion of 
Savings bank life insurance department, appropriation 
Savoy, town of (see Towns). 
SchafCer, Jacob, pension ...... 

School Fund, Massachusetts, budget appropriation 



PAGE 

53 
185 
272 

40 

8 

272 



16 
270, 322 



. 301 

. 278 

5, 12, 42, 195 

57 



158 
17 
158 
185 
300 
168 
158 

107 



land 



taken 

184, 317 
167, 315 
184, 317 



86 

203 

270, 322 

31 



270, 322 

86, 187 

86 

270, 322 

86 

. 203 

270, 323 

74 

19 

44 

. 329 

90 



26 

77 



394 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



PAGE 

School Fund, Massachusetts, New Ashford reimbursed for inequality in distri- 
bution of income from . . . . . . . . .317 

Savoy reimbursed for amount due in distribution of income from . . . 318 

School teachers', association, appropriations ...... 16, 106 

investigation relative to compensation of, etc. ...... 348 

retirement act, Brown, George W., exempt ...... 49 

retirement allowance, W.are, Jennie I., to receive ..... 26 

salaries, Boston, increases authorized ....... 158 

SCHOOLS: 

Barnstable normal, coal .......... 203 

Belchertown state, water supply ........ 277 

Boston, appropriations by school committee authorized .... 158 

boys industrial, appropriation ......... 106 

coal, appropriation .......... 204 

improvements .......... 270, 323 

boys, Lyman school for, appropriation ....... 105 

Bradford Durfee Textile, maintenance ....... 279 

Bridgewater normal, appropriation ........ 107 

boarding hall expense ......... 107, 272 

coal 203 

Clarke School for the Deaf, trustees, number ...... 34 

Deaf Mutes, New England Industrial, appropriation .... 55, 309 

Feeble-Minded, Massachusetts, appropriation ...... 100 

coal, appropriation .......... 203 

improvement ........... 321 

superintendent, to be a member of commission on treatment of criminals, etc. 326 

trustees, to be approved by governor and council ..... 145 

Fitchburg normal, appropriation ........ 107 

coal, appropriation . . . . . . . . . . 203 

repairs ............ 272 

Framingham normal, appropriation ........ 107 

coal, appropriation .......... 203 

girls industrial, agents, parole division ....... 204 

appropriation ........... 106 

deficiency appropriation ......... 16 

Hampden County Training, John J. O'Neil indemnified for loss in construction 

of . . . 

Hyannis normal, appropriation 



Lowell normal, appropriation 

coal, appropriation 
Lowell Textile, appropriation 
LjTnan, for boys, appropriation 

coal, appropriation 

improvements 
Massachusetts hospital, appropriation 

coal, appropriation 
Massachusetts nautical, appropriation 
Massachusetts training, trustees of, appropriation 
New Bedford Textile, maintenance 
normal, budget appropriation 
normal art, appropriation 

coal, appropriation 



161 
107 
107 
203 
300 
105 
204 

270, 323 
103 
203 
108 

105, 270 
279 
107 
107 
203 



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lation 



SCHOOLS — concluded. 

North Adams normal, appropriation . 

coal, appropriation ..... 

Northampton school of industries, city of Northampt 
port of . 
name changed ...... 

Perkins Institution for the Blind, appropriation . 
Pratt Free, trustees, residence of . . . 

registers and blanks for, deficiency appropriation 
Salem normal, appropriation .... 

coal, appropriation ..... 

Smith's Agricultural, city of Northampton reimbursed 
established ....... 

Springfield may take land for .... 

Watertown, securities issued for, interest rate 
Westfield normal, appropriation 

coal, appropriation ..... 

Worcester normal, appropriation 

coal, appropriation ..... 

Wrentham state, appropriation .... 

coal, appropriation ..... 

improvements and purchase of land 
Schulz, Adolph F. A., sister of, payment to . 
Second Society of Universalists, Boston, additional property 
Secretary of the commonwealth, absentee voting, legis! 
drafted by ..... . 

soldiers and sailors, appropriation for administering 
appropriation ....... 

cumulative index ...... 

Grand Army of the Republic, encampment proceedingi 
motor vehicle fees, investigation by . 
state registrar of vital statistics, salary 
Senate, assistant doorkeepers, appropriations . 

clerks, appropriations ..... 

committees ....... 

contingent expenses ...... 

doorkeepers, appropriations .... 

members, compensation, appropriation 
messengers, appropriations .... 

travelling expenses, appropriations 
Sergeant-at-arms, appropriations .... 

legislative documents, mailing of, appropriation . 
retired employees, appropriations 
Sewerage systems, Ayer, town of, report on . 
metropolitan, north and south, appropriations 
Millis, town of, may construct .... 

Mystic lakes, cost of constructing, to be ascertained 
Sewerage works, Charles river basin watershed 

Stony brook watershed ..... 

Sharon, town of (see Towns). 

Sheehan, David J., in favor of .... 

Sheep industry, investigation of . 



on reimbursed for sup 



for support 



relative to 



of 



to be 



54, 



PAOB 

107 
203 

316 

168 

139 

40 

16 

107 

203 

316 

168 

36 

49 

107 

203 

107 

203 

101 

203 

321 

49 

193 



350 

301 

78 

273 

171 

330 

184 

74, 279 

74 

273 

75, 272 

54, 74 

73 

54,74 

54,74 

81, 278 

54 

81 

270, 323 

36 

150 

167, 315 

41 

41 



270, 322 
300, 349 



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ommissioners) . 



301 
. 278 
5, 12, 42, 195 
167 
53, 313 

57 



PAOB 

Shepardson, Jason N., pension ......... 18 

Shingles, asphalt, use of, in Boston, regulated ....... 71 

Shirley-Eustis House Association, The, corporation, purpose ... 46 

Sickness, insurance against, promotion of ..... . 279, 329 

Sinking fund requirements, appropriations 110,277 

Slowey, Charles H., in favor of 271,325 

Smith, Gilbert H., reimbursed ......... 7 

Smith's Agricultural School, appropriations 167, 316 

city of Northampton reimbursed for support of . . . . . . 316 

established ............ 168 

Smoke, abatement of, appropriation for securing ...... 91 

Snow, Mertie B., in favor of . 201 

Social insurance commission (see Commissions, C 
Soldiers and sailors, absent voting, appropriation 

disabled, training of, appropriation 

pay for ....... 

performing Mexican border duty, certificates of honor for, appropriation 
Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, appropriation ..... 

Southbridge, town of (see Towns). 

South Lee Union Church, conveyance by, authorized .... 

South Lee, village of, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, conveyance of property in, 

authorized ........... 57 

Southern New England Railroad Corporation, completion of, time extended 32 
Special commissions (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Springfield, city of (see Cities). 

Staples, William E., pension 12 

Star Amusement Company, corporation revived ...... 193 

State aid and pensions, commissioner of (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
State employees in military service, reimbursement of, for difference in wages, 

appropriation ......... 104, 271 

State farm, appropriation ...... 

coal, appropriation ....... 

State forest commission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
State forester, appropriation ..... 

State guard, adjutant general to investigate expenditures by cities and 
for ....... 

appropriations ...... 

equipment, appropriation .... 

military equipment for ..... 
State house, engineer's department, appropriation . 

grounds, land taken for, appropriation 

maintenance, appropriation .... 

old provincial, appropriation .... 
maintenance of . 

telephone service, appropriation 

watchmen, additional, appropriation . 
State infirmary, appropriation .... 

deficiency appropriation ..... 
State institutions, coal, appropriations . 

heating and power plants, examination of, authorized 

improvements and repairs, appropriation 
State library, appropriation ..... 



105 
204 

98 
towns, etc., 

324 

141, 271, 324 

. 277 

. 327 

. 276 

57, 273 

81, 105, 273 

109 

. 183 

. 277 

. 184 

102 

16 

. 203 

184, 318 

, 187 

109 



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397 



of criminals 



State prison, appropriation ...... 

coal, appropriation ....... 

deficiency appropriation ...... 

land for new, to be investigated by commission on treatment 
State registrar of vital statistics, salary, appropriation . 
Stationery, general court, appropriation for 
Statistics (see Bureau of). 

Stevens, Elbridge G., pension ..... 
Stony brook watershed sewerage works .... 
Streams, flow of water in, further investigation of 
Street railway companies. Bay State, relative to 

reorganizing of, appropriation .... 

Boston Elevated Railway Company, guard rails on station platforms, invest! 
gation ........ 

public operation of ..... . 

Taunton and Pawtucket, transfer of part of line . 
Street railway investigation commission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Streets, Boston, repair and construction of, appropriation for, authorized 
Stuart street, Boston, extension of ....... 

Sturbridge, town of (see Towns). 

Subway stations, Boston Elevated Railway Company, guard rails for, investi 
gation . . . . . 

Suffolk county (see Counties). 

Summer census in certain towns, appropriation for .... 

Sunday Evangelistic Committee, corporation dissolved .... 

Superior court (see Courts). 

Supervisor of administration (see Administration, supervisor of). 

Supervisor of loan agencies, appropriation ...... 

Supreme judicial court (see Courts). 
Surgeon, chief (see Chief surgeon). 



PAGE 

. 105 
. 204 

16 

. 326 

184, 272 

75 



8 

41 

298, 329 

. 284 

. 301 

314 
172 
280 

146 
145 



314 



80 
166 



89 



T. 

Tables of changes in laws, appropriation for preparation of . . . 54, 209 

Taunton, city of (see Cities). 
Taunton state hospital (see Hospitals) . 
TAX, TAXES: 

abatement, certain pensions, etc., by cities and towns . . . . .313 

commissioner (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

committee on, expenses, appropriation ....... 298 

income, abatement, certain pensions, etc., by cities and towns . . . 313 

exemption, certain interest of Trustees of Home for Aged Men in Brockton 48 

fire department pensions, etc., refunding or abating of certain taxes on . 313 

Home for Aged Men in Brockton, exemption ...... 48 

police department pensions, etc., refunding or abating of certain taxes on 313 

Taylor, Ransom C, heirs of, to construct bridges in Worcester ... 10 
Teachers', associations (see Associations). 

retirement act, Brown, George W., exempt from ...... 49 

retirement allowance, Ware, Jennie I., to receive ..... 26 

retirement system, appropriation ........ 108 

salaries, Boston, increases authorized ....... 158 

investigation ........... 348 



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Teel, George, widow of, pajTiient to ........ 46 

Templeton, town of (see Towns). 

Toppan, Lena B., heirs of, compensation for certain land . . . 184,317 

Town officers, blank forms for, deficiency appropriation ..... 16 

TOWNS: 

Amesbury, water and sewer departments consolidated ..... 43 

Arlington, fire department, call men, pensions ...... 43 

Mystic lakes, protection of banks . . . . . . . .312 

sewerage system in, cost of, to be ascertained .... 167, 31.5 

Ayer, sewage disposal, report by department of health . . . 270, 323 

Blackstone, high school loan ......... 58 

Blandford, electricity, to have prior right to purchase, from Springfield . . 188 

Bridgewater, sewer assessments ........ 30 

Snow, Mertie B., payment to . . . . . . . .201 

Chatham, Union cemetery, conveyance ....... 13 

Clarksburg reimbursed for expenses in care of Edith B. Carpenter . 183, 317 

Danvers, Ipswich river, report, expense ...... 53, 312 

Dudley, river road, improvement, appropriation ...... 271 

Erving, water district, established ........ 196 

Fairhaven, clams and quahaugs, relative to ...... 267 

Framingham, school securities, interest rate fixed ..... 164 

sewage disposal contract, reformatory for women, appropriation . . 104 

Freetown, water supply. New Bedford may furnish ..... 147 

Granville, electricity, to have prior right to purchase, from Springfield . . 188 

Great Barrington, schools, land for ........ 24 

Hampden high school pupils, transportation of, appropriation . . . 274 

Hudson, fire chief, office established and placed under civil service laws . 110 

police, chief of, placed under civil service . . . . . .110 

Lanesborough water supply, extension ....... 35 

Lexington, market garden field station, maintenance and improvement . 270, 323 
Longmeadow, parks, land for, Springfield to acquire ..... 40 

Manchester, water and sewer commissioners, established .... 192 

Marshfield, Liberty Bonds, may invest in . . . . . . . 159 

Middleborough, Pratt Free School, trustees, residence ..... 40 

Millis, sewerage system, may construct ....... 150 

Nantucket, motor vehicles, operation of, permitted ..... 161 

New Ashford reimbursed for inequality in distribution of Massachusetts 

School Fund income 183, 317 

Norwood, Morris Plan Company, license fee refunded .... 167, 316 

temporary loans refunded ......... 17 

Otis, refunding of certain indebtedness authorized ..... 160 

Reading, water securities, interest rate ....... 142 

Rutland, private hospitals, may license ....... 35 

Savoy, reimbursed for amount due from Massachusetts School Fund income 184, 318 
Sharon, Liberty Loan Bonds, may invest in ..... . 169 

Southbridge, river road, improvement, appropriation ..... 271 

Stockbridge, St. Paul's Episcopal Church of, may acquire certain property 57 
Sturbridge, annual meeting, validated ....... 48 

water supply, additional indebtedness authorized ..... 187 

Templeton, assessors, board of, election validated ..... 164 

Wakefield, referendum on making town a city ...... 165 

Walpole, water loan, additional, authorized ...... 167 



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TOWNS — concluded. 

Warehara, police, chief of, civil service applied to 
quahaugs, planting, etc., may issue licenses for 
Watertown, bridge over Charles river, appropriation 
bridge securities, interest rate .... 

school attendance officer placed under civil service laws 
school securities, interest rate .... 

Webster, river road improvement, appropriation 
Wellesley, insurance premiums, payment of certain 
sewerage securities, interest rate .... 

water securities, interest rate .... 

Wendell, water, may purchase from Erving water district 

Westborough, nomination papers validated 

Westford, annual meeting validated .... 

Whitman refunding loan ...... 

Winchester, Mystic lakes, protection of banks 

sewerage system in, cost of, to be ascertained 
Towns, highways in small, repair of, appropriation . 

laws relating to, special commission to revise and codify, appointment 
ized ........ 

military aid, reimbursed for certain, appropriation 
state guard, expenditures for adjutant general to investigate 
taxes, reimbursed for loss of certain, appropriation 
Traveling expenses, general court, appropriations 
Treasurer and receiver general, appropriations 

incidental expenses, appropriation .... 

military pay department, appropriation 
Troop C, first squadron Massachusetts cavalry, trustees, reimbursed 
Trust Company, Boulevard, authorized to hold real estate 



FAQB 
57 

268 
298 
23 
171 
49 
271 
5 
28 
27 
196 
34 
6 
5 
312 
167, 315 
. 273 



uthor- 



184,318 

103 

271, 324 

110 

. 54,73 

76, 186 

55 

56 

167, 313 

193 



u. 

Union cemetery, Chatham, conveyance of ....... 13 

United Druggists Mutual Fire Insurance Company, name changed . 148 

United Mutual Fire Insurance Company, change of name .... 148 

United Society of Christian Endeavor, annual meeting ..... 23 

UNITED STATES: 

sailors from Massachusetts in volunteer service of, pay . . 5, 12, 42, 195 

Wellesley, town of, may pay premiums for insurance of certain ... 5 

soldiers from Massachusetts in volunteer service of, pay . . 5, 12, 42, 195 

Wellesley, town of, may pay premiums for insurance of certain ... 5 

University extension department, appropriation ...... 107 

Useful occupation act, expenses of administration, appropriation . . . 300 



Y. 

Vehicles, motor, Nantucket, operation of, may be permitted in . . . 161 

registration fees, etc., investigation ........ 330 

Venereal diseases, control, suppression and treatment of, appropriation for . 163 

Veterans, retirement allowances for, appropriation ...... 81 

Veterinary medicine, board of registration in (see Boards). 

Violante, Carmine, reinstated in employment of metropolitan park commission . 142 



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Vital statistics, preservation of, appropriation 

state registrar of, travelling expenses, appropriation 
salary, appropriation ...... 

Vocational schools, investigation of ... . 

Volunteers, from Massachusetts, in war service, pay 
Voting, absent, drafting of legislation relative to, provision for 
commission on, appropriation .... 

preferential, Newton, city elections .... 



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78 

272 

184 

. 348 

5, 12, 42, 195 

350 

301 

i . 32 



w. 

Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, purchase of land . . . 168, 316 
Wage, minimum, commission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

Worcester, minimum, for laborers . . . . . , • , ,46 

Wakefield, town of (see Towns). 
Walpole, town of (see Towns). 
Waltham, city of (see Cities). 
WAR MEASURES: 

food conservation and production, appropriation . . . 34, 163, 1G7, 184 

Liberty Loan Bonds, Marshfield, town of, may invest in ... . 159 

Sharon, town of, may invest in ....... . 169 

Slowey, Charles J., representative elect in favor of .... 271,325 

soldiers and sailors, from Massachusetts, pay . . . . 5, 12, 42, 195 

Wellesley, town of, may pay certain insurance premiums for residents in war 

service ............ 5 

War records, appropriation for ......... 103 

Ware, Jennie I., retirement .......... 26 

Wareham, town of (see Towns). 

Warren Institution for Savings, in Boston, to hold additional real estate . . 29 

Watchmen, state house, additional, appropriation ...... 184 

WATER: 

district, Erving, established ......... 196 

flow of, expenses, appropriation ........ 299 

investigation ........... 329 

Ipswich river, report, time extended ........ 312 

appropriation for ........... 53 

loans, Brockton, additional, authorized ....... 142 

meters, Boston, installation of . . . . . . . . .25 

resources of state, investigation, provision for ..... . 347 

securities, Reading, interest rate on ....... . 142 

Wellesley, interest rate .......... 27 

sheds, Charles river basin, sewerage construction ..... 41 

Stony brook, sewerage construction ........ 41 

supply, Freetown, may receive supply from New Bedford .... 147 

Lanesborough ........... 35 

Methuen may borrow money for ........ 275 

Mystic lake, investigation ......... 312 

Pittsfield 35 

Sturbridge, additional indebtedness, authorized ..... 187 

Walpole, additional loan authorized ....... 157 

Worcester, city of, additional ........ 202 



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WATER — concluded. page 

system, metropolitan, appropriation ....•••• "^° 
Springfield, electricity, generation of, by means of, authorized . . • 188 

works, Cambridge, income from, use of ....••• ^^ 

Watertown, town of (see Towns) . 

Waterways and public lands commission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

Webster, town of (see Towns). 

Weights and measures, commissioner of (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

Wellesley, town of (see Towns). 

Wellington bridge, appropriation ......••• 37, 97 

Wendell, town of (see Towns). 

Westborough state hospital (see Hospitals). 

Westborough, town of (see Towns). 

West End Street Railway Company, public operation of .... 172 

Wcstfield normal school, appropriation 
Westfield state sanatorium, appropriation 

coal, appropriation ..... 

improvements authorized . 
Westford, town of (see Towns). 
White pine blister rust, appropriation ........ 272 

Whitman, town of (see Towns). 

Wild deer, damages by, appropriation for reimbursements for . . . .99 

Winchester, town of (see Towns). 

Witness fees, general court, appropriation ....... '4 

Woburn, city of (see Cities). 

Woods, Lindley R., pension ........•• 1^ 

Worcester, city of (see Cities). 

county (see Counties). 

normal school, appropriation ......... 

Polytechnic Institute, appropriation ........ l^U 

state hospital (see Hospitals). 
Workmen's compensation law, committee on, appropriation .... 298 
Wrentham state school, appropriation ........ 1^1 

improvements at .....••••• • '^^ 



107 

86 

. 203 

270, 323 



Y. 

Young, John F., widow of, annuity for ••••••• '^ ^ 

Young, Walter H., in favor of 270,321