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Full text of "Acts and resolves passed by the General Court"

SPECIAL ACTS 



RESOLVES 



PASSED KV THE 



(icncral ^dmi of Utajjiiaclittsctts, 



IN THE YEAK 



1919. 



PUBLISHED BY THE 



SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 

32 DERNE STREET. 

1919. 



SPECIAL ACTS AND RESOLVES 

OF 

MASSACHUSETTS 
1919 



SPECIAL ACTS. 



An Act making appropriations for sundry emergency Chap. 1 

EXPENSES on account OF THE PRESENT WAR AND THE 
EPIDEMIC OF INFLUENZA. 

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

Section 1. The sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be expended under the direction of the gov- gXy expenses 



on account of 



ernor and council, for the reception and entertainment of wafan°d 
Massachusetts soldiers and sailors on their return from the X'^^^^fg^'^^ 
present war; and the further sum of five thousand dollars is 
hereby appropriated to be expended under the direction of 
the state board of health for certain expenses incident to the 
spread of influenza in this commonwealth. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 10, 1919. 



An Act authorizing the city of Cambridge to retire and Chap. 2 
PENSION JOHN J. Mccormick. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Cambridge is hereby authorized CityofCam- 

Ti Ti\r/^'ip i> nriflge may 

to retire John J. McCormick, tor twenty-tour years an em- retire John j. 
ployee of the board of health as an inspector of plumbing, 
and now physically disabled, on an annual pension of six 
hundred dollars, said sum being one half of his present 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 that such acceptance occurs Proviso, 
prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current 
year. Approved February 3, 1919. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap 



Town of Dan- 
vers may make 
additional 
water loan. 



Danvers 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1919. 



[1874.191; 1877,143; 1898,564; 1905,469; 1906,182,442; 1907, 153:1908,144; 1910,402; 
1912, 216; 1913, 699.] 

Chap. 3 An Act to authorize the town of danvers to make an 

ADDITIONAL WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Danvers, for the purpose of re- 
coiistriicting and relaying its water mains and of improving 
its storage, pumping and distributing facilities, may borrow 
from time to time, outside the statutory limit of indebted- 
ness, such sums of money as it may deem necessary to an 
amount not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, and 
may issue therefor bonds or notes. Such bonds or notes 
shall be denominated on the face thereof, Danvers Water 
Loan, Act of 1919, shall be payable by such annual payments, 
beginning not more than one year after their respective 
dates, as will extinguish each loan within thirt}' years from 
its date; and the amount of the annual payment on any 
loan in any year shall not be less than the amount of the 
principal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. Each 
authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate 
loan. The town may sell the said securities at public or 
private sale upon such terms and conditions as it may deem 
proper, but not for less than their par Aalue, and the pro- 
ceeds, except premiums, shall be used only for the purposes 
herein specified. 

Section 2. The said town shall, at the time of authoriz- 
ing said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in 
accordance with section one; and when a vote to that effect 
has been passed a sum which, with the income 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 pay- 
ments on the principal as may be required by this act, shall, 
without further ^'ote, 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 February 4, 1919. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 4, 5, 6. 



An Act to authorize the city of revere to pay an Chap. 4 

ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF CLARENCE F. BORDEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Revere may pay an annuity of n,ay paj^ln"u- 
not more than three hundred dollars to Jessie L. Borden, [*[ y°np'''p'^ °* 
widow of Clarence F. Borden, so long as she remains un- Borden. 
married, the said Clarence F. Borden having lost his life 
while in the discharge of his duties as a captain of the fire 
department of the city. The mayor and city council of said 
city may from time to time order the said annuity to be 
reduced. 

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

Approved February 4, 1919. 

(Accepted March 5, 1919.) 

An Act authorizing the city of new Bedford to Chap. 5 

PAY A SUM OF MONEY TO THE PARENTS OF CHARLES 
KWIATKOWSKI. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford is hereby authorized iidfo°d^^v 
to pay a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars to and for ^^^ ^ ''V™ °^ 

., ,. ,.,>,. ,. money to 

the benefit of Stanislaw Kwiatkowski and Stanislawa Kwiat- parents of 
kowski, the parents of Charles Kwiatkowski, who was shot Kwiatkowski. 
and killed on the second day of September, nineteen hundred 
and eighteen while assisting the police of said city in enforc- 
ing the law. 

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 provi- council, etc " 
sions of its charter, provided that such acceptance occurs Proviso. 
prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 4, 1919. 

[1848, 269; 1901, 243; 1903, 363; 1906, 145; 1914, 378; 1916, 35, Spec] 

An Act to change the harbor line on the westerly CJiav 6 

SIDE OF FISH ISLAND IN NEW BEDFORD HARBOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The line hereinafter described on the west- Harbor line on 
erlv side of Fish island in Xew Bedford harbor northerlv of Fish isi.ami in 



8 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 7, 8. 



>'ew Bedford the New Bedford and Fairhaven bridge in the city of New 
' Bedford is hereby established as a harbor line beyond which 
no wharf, pier or other structure shall be extended into or 
over the tide waters of said harbor. Beginning at the north- 
westerly corner of the west abutment of the New Bedford and 
Fairhaven bridge on Fish island in the present harbor line 
established by chapter two hundred and forty-three of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and one; thence northwesterly 
in an extension of the westerly face of said abutment sixty- 
nine feet more or less to a point forty-two feet westerly in 
a line at a right angle to the harbor line aforesaid; thence 
northerly parallel to and forty-two feet distant from said 
harl)or line five hundred and four feet more or less to a point 
in an extension southwesterly of the present harbor line at 
the northerly end of Fish island; thence northeasterly in 
said extension fifty feet more or less to the present harbor 
line. 

Repeal. SECTION 2. So much of scctiou ouc of chapter two hun- 

dred and forty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and one 
as establishes a different harbor line upon the frontage 
covered by this act is hereby repealed. 

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

Approved February 7, 1919. 



Chap. 7 ^^ ■^C'T RELATIVE TO THE SOUTH CONGREGATIONAL SOCIETY 

AND CHURCH OF SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The South Congregational Society of Spring- 
field, Massachusetts, is hereby dissolved. 

Section 2. The South Congregational Church of Spring- 
field shall hereafter have the powers and perform the duties 
now pertaining to the said society, and especially the powers 
and duties which the said society has heretofore held and 
performed under the will of Ethan Taylor, late of Long- 
meadow, deceased. Approved February 7, 1919. 



South Con- 
gregational 
Society of 
Springfield, 
Massachusetts, 
dissolved. 
Powers and 
duties of 
South Con- 
gregational 
Church of 
Springfield 
enlarged. 



Chap. 8 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay 

annuity to the widow of PATRICK CARR. 



an 



City of Boston 
may pay an 
annuity to 
widow of 
Patrick Carr. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 
pay to Mary Carr, the widow of Patrick Carr, formerly a 
police officer of said city, who was killed in the performance 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 9, 10, 11. { 

of his duty, an annuity not exceeding nine hundred dollars, 
to continue so long as she remains unmarried. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Tobesub- 

. •! 1' • 1 • 1 • I nutted to city 

ance by vote oi the city council or said city, subject to the council, etc. 
provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance Proviao. 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the cur- 
rent year. Approved February 7, 1919. 

[Accepted March 18, 1919.] 



An Act to authorize the county of Suffolk to pay an Chai). 9 

ANNUAL pension TO JOHN COLLINS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as f allows. • 

Section 1. The county of Suffolk may retire John county ot 
Collins, now seventy-two years of age, who has served the ^tfrejohn^ 
county as electrician in its court house for the past twenty- Coiiins. 
four years, and may pay him for the remainder of his life 
an annual pension equal to one half of the salary received by 
him at the time of retirement. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be sub- 
by vote of the city council of the city of Boston, subject to Boston dty 
the provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance p"'^"j^J^ '^*''- 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current 
year. Approved February 7, 1919. 

An Act to authorize the city of Cambridge to retire Chan 10 

AND PENSION MINOR F. HAMLIN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The city of Cambridge is hereby author- ^jty of 
ized to retire Minor F. Hamlin, at present employed in its ^av retire 
school department, with an annual pension equal to one ^'"or.F- 
half of the compensation which he now receives from the city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- ^o be sub- 
ance bv vote of the citv council of said citv, subject to the fitted to city 

. .• ... ' . , . ' J council, etc. 

provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance occurs Proviso. 
prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current 
year. Approved February 11, 1919. 

An Act to authorize the city of brockton to pension QJidjy w 

JOHN FLYNN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Brockton is hereby authorized city of Brock- 
to pay in weekly instalments to John Flynn, who was an ^nsk)n^john 

Flyna. 



10 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 12, 13. 



To he sub- 
niitted to city 
council, etc. 

Proviso. 



employee of the city for many years, and who is now retired 
on account of physical incapacity, an annual pension not 
exceeding the sum of two hundred and sixty dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the city council of the said city, subject 
to the provisions of its charter, provided that such accept- 
ance occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the 
current year. Approved February 11, 1919. 



Chap. 12 -^^ ^^^ AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LYNN TO RETIRE AND 

PENSION ELIZABETH E. RULE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn, acting by the board of 
trustees of its public library, may retire Elizabeth E. Rule, 
the assistant librarian in said library, with an annual pension 
equal to one half of the compensation paid to her at the time 
of her retirement, payable from the funds appropriated for 
the maintenance of the said library. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the said board of trustees, and by vote of the city 
council of the city, subject to the provisions of its charter, 
provided that such acceptance occurs prior to the thirty- 
first day of December in the current year. 

Approved Fehriiary 11, 1910. 



Citj' of Lynn 
may retire 
Elizabetli E. 
Rule. 



To he sub- 
mitted to 
trustees of 
public library 
and city coun- 
cil, etc. 
Proviso. 



11888,347; 1889,256; 1891,243,2.5.5,401; 1892,37.3; 1895,279; 1899, 237; 1900, 216, 270; 1902, 
105; 1911,301; 1914, 704; 1915, 32, Spec] 

CJiat). 13 An Act relative to the tenure of office of the cut 

CLERK OF QUINCY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city clerk of Quincy, and his successors 
in office, shall hold office continuously during good behavior 
unless incapacitated by physical or mental disability from 
performing the duties of the office: provided, however, that 
the city council of said city may, subject to the provisions 
of law governing the removal of civil service employees, 
remove any incumbent of said office. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of said city, with the approval of the 
mayor, provided that such acceptance and approval occur 
before January first, nineteen hundred and twenty. 

Approved February 12, 1919. 

[Accepted May 28, 1919.) [1919, 25, Spec] 



Tenure of 
office of city 
clerk of 
Quincy. 



Proviso. 



To he sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 

Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 14, 15. 11 



An Act to authorize the city of brockton to pension Chap. 14 

N. DENNIS TRIBOU. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. The city of Brockton is hereby authorized Brockton may 
to pay in weekly instalments to N. Dennis Triboii, who was pension n. 

• • • 1 ' I 1 1 p • 1 • c 1 Dennis 

a janitor ni the school department or said city tor more than Tribou. 
thirty-nine years and who is now retired on account of physi- 
cal incapacity, an annual pension not exceeding the sum 
of four hundred dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Tobesub- 

1 CI' M p 1 • 1 • 1 • mitted to City 

ance by vote or the city council oi the said city, subject to council, etc. 
the provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance Proviso, 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current 
year. Approved Fehniary 12, 1019. 

An Act relative to pensioning call members of the fire Qhav. 15 

DEPARTMENT OF THE TOW^N OF MILTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The selectmen of the town of Milton, upon Town of 
the recommendation of the engineers of its fire department, retire^and^Un- 
shall retire from acti\'e service and place upon the pension calF firemen. 
roll any call member of the fire department of said town 
found by them to be permanently incapacitated, men- 
tally or physically, for useful service in the department by 
injuries received through no fault of his own in the actual 
performance of his duty. They may also, upon the recom- 
mendation of said engineers, retire and place upon the pension 
roll, any call member of said department who has performed 
faithful service in the department for not less than twenty- 
five years continuously and is not less than sixty years of age. 
Every person retired under the provisions of this act shall 
annually recei\'e as a pension a sum equal to one half the 
annual salary, or other compensation paid to him for serv- 
ices during the last year of his service: provided, hoicever, Proviso. 
that in cases of retirement for injuries received as aforesaid, 
the person so retired shall receive as a compensation the same 
sum as would be received under chapter three hundred and 
twenty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and four, by a 
permanent member of the fire department performing similar 
duties. Such pensions shall be paid by the town, which shall 
appropriate money therefor. 



12 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 16, 17. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
said town upon the official ballot at the next annual town 
meeting after its passage and shall take effect in said town 
upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters present and 
voting thereon, at said meeting. For the purpose of its 
acceptance by said town it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 12, 1019. 



ChaV 16 ^^ ^^"^ '^^ AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF MILTON TO PAY AN 
ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF THOMAS F. McDERMOTT. 



Town of Mil- 
ton may pay 
an annuity to 
widow of 
Thomaa F. 
McDermott. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Milton may pay to Katharine 
K. McDermott, widow of Thomas F. McDermott who was 
a member of its fire department and who was killed in the 
performance of his duty on ]\Iay sixteen, nineteen hundred 
and eighteen, an annuity of three hundred dollars, payable 
in equal monthly instalments, so long as she remains un- 
married. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority of the voters of said town voting thereon 
at its annual town meeting. But for the purpose of its sub- 
mission as aforesaid, the act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 12, 1919. 



Chap. 17 An Act to authorize the town of milton to pay an 

ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF PATRICK MORAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Milton may pay to Catherine 
M. Moran, widow of Patrick Moran a former member of its 
fire department and who was killed in the performance of his 
duty on May sixteen, nineteen hundred and eighteen, an 
annuity of three hundred dollars, payable in equal monthly 
instalments, so long as she remains unmarried. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority of the voters of said town voting thereon 
at its annual town meeting. But for the purpose of its sub- 
mission as aforesaid, the act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 12, 1919. 



Town of Mil- 
ton may pay 
an annuity to 
widow of 
Patrick Moran. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 18, 19. 13 



(1864, 88; 1898, 450; 1905, 106.] 

An Act relative to the westfield athen^um. Chap. 18 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . ^ The management and control of the West- Management 
field Athenaeum, incorporated by chapter eighty-eight of the westfieia™ ° 
acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-four, shall hereafter be dmngeXetc. 
vested in a board of directors or trustees consisting of not 
less than nine nor more than fifteen persons, of whom three 
shall be elected by the legal voters of the town of Westfield 
at the annual town meeting or at a special town meeting 
duly called for the purpose. The first trustees so elected 
shall serve for one, two and three years, respectively, and 
thereafter their successors shall be chosen for terms of three 
years. The remaining directors or trustees shall be elected 
by the members of the corporation for such terms, not ex- 
ceeding three years, as the corporation may prescribe in its 
by-laws. 

Section 2. Section two of said chapter eighty-eight is i864, 88, § 2. 
hereby amended by striking out the word "thirty", in the '^'"*'" ** 
fifth line, and substituting the words: — two hundred, — 
and by striking out the word "one", in the sixth line, and 
substituting the word: — five, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 2. Said corporation is authorized to hold the dona- May hold addi- 
tion of Samuel Mather, and all other donations, bequests p'ersonaUsfa'te. 
and devises, which are or may be hereafter made; and may 
also purchase and hold real estate to an amount not exceed- 
ing two hundred thousand dollars, and personal estate to 
an amount not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 13, 1919. 



An Act to authorize the city of lynn to retire and Qhn^ ig 

pension REUBEN J. MANSIR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn may retire Reuben J. city of Lynn 
Mansir, a foreman in its water department, with an annual Reuben j. 
pension of not more than six hundred eighty-six dollars and 
forty cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- To be sub- 

1 p.! •, •^ f J^ •!• !• mitted to city 

ance by vote or the city council 01 the said city, subject to council, etc. 



14 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 20, 21. 



Proviso. 



the provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the cur- 
rent year. Approved February 43, 1919. 



Chap. 20 An Act to change the name of the Massachusetts 

MUTUAL automobile INSURANCE COMPANY TO AUTOMOBILE 
MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The name of the Massachusetts Mutual Automobile In- 
surance Company, organized under the general laws of the 



Name of 
Massachusetts 
Mutual Auto- 
mobile Insur- 



ance Company commouwealtli, is hereby changed to Automobile Mutual 



clianged. 



Fire Insurance Company. Approved February 13, 1919. 



Town of 
Canton may 
refund certain 
indebtedness. 



Chap. 21 An Act to authorize the town of canton to refund 

CERTAIN indebtedness. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Canton, for the purpose of 
refunding seventy thousand dollars of indebtedness rep- 
resented by revenue notes of the year nineteen hundred 
and eighteen, 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, be- 
ginning not more than one year after the date of the first 
note issued, as will extinguish the whole loan within ten 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, Canton 
Refunding Loan, Act of 1919, 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 extin- 
guished. The proceeds, except premiums, shall be used only 
for the payment of revenue loans for the year nineteen hun- 
dred and eighteen now outstanding. 

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

Approved February 13, 1919. 



Canton 
Refunding 
Loan, Act of 
1919. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 22, 23, 24, 25. 15 



An Act to change the name of the contractors mutual (Jfidp 22 

LIABILITY INSUIL\NCE COMPANY TO FEDERAL MUTUAL 
LIABILITY INSUIL\NCE COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The name of the Contractors Mutual Liability Insurance NameofCon- 
Company, organized under the general laws of the common- Mutual Lia- 
wealth, is hereby changed to Federal Mutual Liability In- ance^company 
surance Company, Approved February 17, 1919. changed. 

[1887, 177.] 

An Act to abolish the reserve police force in the Chap. 23 

CITY of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy-seven Reserve poUce 
of the acts of eighteen hundred and eight^'-seven is herebv abolished. 
repealed. ^ ^ ^^''^"•• 

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

Approved February 19, 1919. 

An Act relative to the reinstatement of daniel j. Chav. 24 

O'SULLIVAN IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT OF THE 
CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Daniel J. O'Sullivan, formerly an inspector city of Boston 
in the sanitary division of the public works department of SaniefT*^**' 
the city of Boston, may, with the approval of the mayor and fhf pubitc '° 
the commissioner of public works, on or before the thirty- '^J^^ depart- 
first day of December in the current year, be reappointed 
as such inspector without passing a civil service examination. 

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

Approved February 19, 1919. 

[1919, 13, Spec.] 

An Act to abolish the board of health and inspector Chap. 25 

OF MILK of the CITY OF QUINCY AND TO CREATE THE OF- 
FICE OF HEALTH COMMISSIONER OF SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The board of health and the office of in- Board of 
spector of milk of the city of Quincy are hereby abolished, office''of''rMpec- 
and in place thereof and in succession thereto there is hereby ^oUatod,''and 



16 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 26, 27. 



office of health 
commissioner 
established in 
city of Quincy. 



Appointment 
and removal 
of commis- 
sioner. 



established tlie office of health commissioner of said city. 
The health commissioner shall be vested with all the powers 
and duties heretofore exercised and performed by the board 
of health and inspector of milk of said city and that may 
hereafter be given to or imposed upon boards of health or 
inspectors of milk of cities. He may appoint such deputy 
cojnmissioners, agents, and inspectors from time to time as 
he may deem necessary, and he may delegate to them from 
time to time such of his powers and duties as he may desig- 
nate. 

Section 2. The health commissioner shall be appointed 
annually by the mayor without confirmation by the city 
council, and may be removed at any time by the mayor on 
written notice filed with the city clerk. 

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

Approved February 19, 1919. 

[1919, 27, Spec] 



[1852, 192; 1855, 354.] 

Chap. 26 An Act to permit the city of woburn to acquire the 
capital stock of the horn pond branch railroad 
company. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Woburn may purchase, take, and 
hold all the capital stock of the Horn Pond Branch Railroad 
Company, and exercise all powers and authority incident to 
the holding and control of such stock. 

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

Approved February 10, 1919. 



City of Woburn 
may acquire 
capital stock 
of the Horn 
Pond Branch 
Railroad 
Company. 



[1919, 25, Spec] 

Chap. 27 An Act relative to filling the office of mayor of the 

CITY OF QUINCY DURING THE TEMPORARY ABSENCE OR DIS- 
ABILITY OF THE MAYOR AND TO SUCCESSION TO SAID OFFICE 
IN CASE OF VACANCY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Whenever by reason of illness or absence 
from the state or other cause the mayor of the city of Quincy 
shall be unable to perform the duties of his office the same 
shall be performed by the president of the city council ; and 



Office of 
mayor of city 
of Quincy, how 
filled during 
temporary 
absence or 
disability of 
the mayor. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 28. 17 

if the president of the city council for like reasons, is unable 
to perform the said duties the mayor may by a writing filed 
in the office of the city clerk, designate the city solicitor, the 
city treasurer or the commissioner of public works to act as 
mayor; and if the mayor fails to make such designation, then 
the first named of the last three aboAC mentioned officers, 
then performing the duties of his office, shall act as mayor. 
The person upon whom the said duties devohe shall be 
called "acting mayor", and shall possess the power of mayor 
only in matters not admitting of delay. He shall have no 
power to make permanent appointments or remo^'als nor 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 appro^■al of the mayor. 

Section 2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office succession to 
of mayor the president of the city council shall act as mayor Tn case o™^^ ""^ 
and possess all the rights and powers of mayor, except that ^^*^^°<^y- 
he shall ha^•e no power to make permanent appointments 
to office, or to remo^'e any person from office, unless au- 
thorized thereto by vote of the council. 

Section 3. So much of section twenty-six of chapter certain provi- 
two hundred and sixty-seven of the General Acts of nineteen not°to°LppTy 
hundred and fifteen as relates to the performance of the duties Qu^^c^y"^ 
of mayor by the president of the council in the absence of 
the mayor or in case of his temporary inability to perform 
his duties, shall not apply to the city of Quincy. 

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

Approved February 10, 1010. 



An Act to provide for the reinstatement of john w. Chan. 28 

LEAHON 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 
city of Boston, with the approval of the mayor, is hereby john w"''*''^'' 
authorized to reinstate John W. Leahon in the public works pubH^°works^ 
department of the city, without examination, at any time department. 
prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

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

Approved February 10, 1019. 



18 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 29, 30, 31. 



[1889, 367.] 

Chap. 29 An x^ct to continue as a corporation the marlborough 

BUILDING ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

The Marlborough Building Association, incorporated by 
chapter three hundred and sixty-seven of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and eighty-nine, for a period of thirty years, is 
hereby continued as a corporation for the further term of 
thirty years from the twenty-third day of May in the current 
year. Approved February 10, 1910. 



marlborough 

BuildinK 

Association, 

charter 

extended. 



Chap. 30 An Act to place the chief of police of the citv of 

BEVERLY UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The chief of police of the city of Beverly 
shall hereafter be subject to the civil service laws and regula- 
tions, but the present incumbent of the office shall not be re- 
quired to take a civil service examination. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the mayor and aldermen of the said city on or before the 
thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 10, 1010. 



City of 
Beverly, chief 
of police 
placed under 
civil service 
laws. 

To be sub- 
mitted to 
mayor and 
aldermen, etc. 



Chap. 31 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum of 

MONEY TO the WIDOW OF ELLISON B. CUSHING. 



City of Boston 
may pay a 
sum of money 
to widow of 
Ellison B. 
Gushing. 



To be suIj- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized 
to pay to Alice E. Gushing, widow of Ellison B. Gushing, 
who served as a teller in the treasury department of the said 
city, the remainder of the salary to which he would have been 
entitled had he lived and served until the first day of January 
in the year nineteen hundred and nineteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the city council of the said city with the 
approval of the mayor, provided that such acceptance and 
approval occur prior to the thirty-first day of December in the 
current year. Approved February 10, 1010. 

[Accepted March 11, 1919.] 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 32, 33, 34. 19 



An Act to require the registration of hospitals in the Chap. 32 

CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Every person, firm or corporation, using or Registration 

,., ,.'i , . i>-r» 1 •ji°' hospital.s in 

occupynig a buildnig ui the city or J3oston as a hospital, the city of 
shall annually in April register with the building department the building 
of the city the name of the person, firm or corporation con- ^^^p'*'^*""^"*- 
ducting the hospital and the situation of the building, and 
shall state, upon forms prescribed by the building com- 
missioner, the number of occupants, the means of egress, the 
system of automatic sprinklers, the lights, fire stops, and other 
precautions against fire provided in such building. 

Section 2. Violation of this act shall be punished by a Penalty. 
fine not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

Approved February If), 1919. 



An Act to authorize the city of Cambridge to retire Chav 33 

AND pension NELLIE M. CAREY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Section 1. The citv of Cambridge mav retire Nellie M. cityofCam- 

„ i> 1 • ' 1 c 1 " 1 •! !• 1 l)ndge may 

( arey, tor thirty years an employee or the building depart- retire NeUie 
ment, with an annual pension of not more than three hundred 
and eighty dollars, said sum being one half of her present 
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 provi- council, etc " 
sions of its charter, provided that such acceptance occurs proviso. 
prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 19, 1919. 

(Accepted March 20, 1919.] 



An Act relative to the filing of certificates of certain Chap. 34 

N0MIN.\TI0NS in the town of GREENFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The certificates of nomination made in pur- Filing of cer- 
suance of the caucus of republican voters held in the town ciTtalrnom- 
of Greenfield on February twenty-first of the current year ^^^^^°"f "' ^^^ 
shall be valid if filed with the town clerk on or before five Greenfield 
o'clock in the afternoon of February twenty-fourth of said .^"^ "^ 



20 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 35. 



year notwithstanding the fourth paragraph of section two 
hundred and three of Part II of chapter eight hundred and 
thirty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen, as 
amended by section thirty-three of chapter two hundred and 
ninety-tiiree of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and 
eighteen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

A2i2>roved February 19, 1919. 



1833, 29. § 1, 
amended. 



The Propri- 
etors of Saint 
James's 
Church in 
Roxbury may 
regulate its 
membersliip. 



[1833, 29] 

Chap. 35 An Act relative to membership in the proprietors of 
SAINT James's church in roxbury. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter twenty-nine of the 
laws of eighteen hundred and thirty-three, approved Febru- 
ary sixteenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, is hereby 
amended by striking out the word "alone", in the last line, 
and by adding at the end of said section the following: — 
; but nothing in this section shall be construed to restrict the 
corporation from regulating its membership by the adoption 
of law^ful by-laws relating thereto, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of 
Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the au- 
thority of the same, That Peter Wainwright, Jr., Otis Pierce, 
Charles W. Greene, all of Roxbury, and their associates and 
successors, are hereby incorporated, as a protestant episcopal 
society and body politic, by the name of "The Proprietors of 
St James's Church in Roxbury", with all the powers and 
privileges of other like religious societies, according to the 
constitution and law^s of this Commonwealth, and the rite 
and usages of the protestant episcopal church in the United 
States. The persons named, and their associates, to be and 
continue members of said corporation until there shall be a 
sale of pews in such church as they may build, and from and 
after such sale owners of pews therein shall be members of 
said corporation; but nothing in this section shall be con- 
strued to restrict the corporation from regulating its mem- 
bership by the adoption of lawful by-laws relating thereto. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect when accepted by 
a majority of the proprietors, on behalf of said corporation, 
at a meeting held within thirty day's after its passage. The 
clerk of said corporation shall forthwith upon such acceptance 
record in the registry of deeds for the county of Suffolk a 



To be sub- 
mitted to pro- 
prietors of the 
corporation, 
etc. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 3G, 37. 21 

copy of the vote of acceptance, with a certificate of its adop- 
tion by the proprietors, as herein provided, and the date of its 
adoption, verified by him. 

Ap2)roved Febninry 20, Wlf). 

An Act to authorize the city of melrose to pay a (JJiq^ 36 
pension to charles e. merrill. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The citv of Melrose is herebv authorized city of Meirose 

,. • 1 1 11 ' 1 • 11 '"^^' pension 

to pay a pension not exceednig eight (ioUars a week, in weekly charies e. 
payments, to Charles E. Merrill, for ten years employed by 
the city as sealer of weights and measures, and now incapac- 
itated. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be sub- 
by the city council of the said city subject to the pro\isions (.'oun^u.^etc'.^^ 
of its charter, provided that such acceptance occurs prior to Proviso. 
the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 20, 1919. 

11865, 177; 1866, 227; 1870, 95; 1872, 283; 1883, 94; 1889, 184; 1890, 232; 1892, 60; 1907, 
199; 1908, 383; 1914, 697.] 

An Act to authorize the city of fitchburg to incur (JJ^qj) 37 
additional indebtedness for the extension of its 
water bupply. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The citv of Fitchburg, for the purpose of cityofPiteh- 

,1 ■ , ,. Ym-,' • 1 1 burg may incur 

paying the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under additional 
chapter six hundred and ninety-seven of the acts of nineteen to'extend^fts^ 
hundred and fourteen, and for the purpose of building such "'*''^'"''"pp'>- 
additional reservoirs and pipe lines and for acquiring such 
lands in the Fahilah brook drainage area as may be neces- 
sary, is hereby authorized to issue from time to time bonds 
or notes to an amount not exceeding three hundred thousand 
dollars, in addition to the amount authorized by the said 
chapter. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words, City of Fitchburg Water Loan, Act of 1919, shall be city of Fitch- 
signed by the treasurer of the city and countersigned by the Loai,^^Aet of 
mayor, shall bear interest at such rate as may be deter- ^^^^' 
rained by the city treasurer with the approval of the mayor, 
payable semi-annually, and shall be payable by such annual 
payments, beginning not more than one year after the date 
of each loan, as will extinguish the same within thirty years 
from its date, and the amount of such annual payments in 



22 Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 38, 39. 

any year shall not be less than the amount of the principal 
of the loan payable in any subsequent year. Each author- 
ized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate loan. 
The city may sell the said securities at public or private sale 
upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but 
not for less than their par value, and the proceeds shall be 
used only for the purposes herein specified. 
^tn™^°*°^ Section 2. The city shall, at the time of authorizing 

said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance with section one of this act, and when a vote to that 
effect has been passed a sum which, with the income derived 
from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual ex- 
pense of operating its water works and the interest as it 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, and to 
make such payment on the principal as shall be required imder 
the provisions of this act, shall, without further vote, be 
assessed by the assessors annually thereafter, in the same 
manner as other taxes, until the debt incurred by the said 
loan or loans is extinguished. 

Approved Febrvary 20, 1919, 



(Spec. Laws, vol. 7, p. 827; 1807, 22; 1813, 125; 1823, 50; 1867, 17; 1880, 55; 1898, 55; 1905, 

171; 1907,260.] 

Chap. 38 An Act to authorize the trustees of phillips academy 

TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Phl\^s°^ The Trustees of Phillips Academy, in addition to what 

Academy may they are uow allowcd b>' law to receive and hold, are herebv 

hold additional i • i • i i i i i i • p 

real and per- authorizcd to reccivc, purchase, and hold by girt, grant, 
devise, bequest or otherwise, additional property, real or 
personal, to an amount not exceeding four million dollars, 
and to hold, manage and from time to time to invest and 
reinvest the same or the proceeds of any sale or exchange 
thereof. Approved February 21, 1919. 

Chap. 39 An Act to place the matron of the police department 

OF THE CITY OF TAUNTON UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE 
LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

tonymat^on"o'{ SECTION 1. The matrou of the police department of the 
policy depart- f-Jty of Tauutou shall be subiect to, and shall have the benefit 

iiient placed ,',.., . , •* , , . . 

under civil of, the civil scrvicc laws and the rules and regulations made 

service laws. " 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 40, 41, 42. 23 

thereunder; but this act shall not require the passing of any 
examination by the present holder of the position. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- To he sub- 

, , . . , M c • 1 • • 1 1 1 ""tted to 

ance by the municipal council or said city, with the approval municipal 
of the mayor, on or before the thirty-first day of December 
in the current year. Aiyproved Fehniary 21, 1019. 

[Accepted March 11, 1919.] 

An Act to authorize the city of brockton to pay a pen- (jfmp 49 
sioN TO JOHN McCaffrey. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUows: 

vSection 1. The citv of Brockton mav pav in weekh- f,''tyof 

I TiT»/r*/^fi» p ".. ' Brockton may 

instalments to John IVicCanrey, lor many years in its em- pension John 

1 I j^'ii "/»i'i* •j_ McCaffrey. 

ploy and now retired because or physical incapacity, an 
annual pension not exceeding two hundred and sixty dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- To be sub- 
ance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the coundi.et"^ 
provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance proviso. 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current 
year. Aiyproved Febrnarij 21, 1010. 

An Act to authorize the city of brockton to pension (Jhnrj 41 

JAMES KEOUGH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Brockton may pay in weekly city of 
instalments to James Keough, for many years in its employ pensio^n james 
and now retired on account of physical incapacity, an annual ^'^eough. 
pension not exceeding two hundred and sixty dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take eft'ect upon its accept- To be sub- 
ance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the council, etc. 
provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance occurs Proviso. 
prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 21, 1010. 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a pen- Chan 42 

SION TO THOMAS J. DOWNEY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 
Section 1. The city of Boston may pay to Thomas J. city of Boston 

T>. pTi „ '' '^ .'' . . may pension 

Downey or Boston, tor twenty-two years in its employ as Thomas j. 
transit man, and now incapacitated for labor, a pension 
not exceeding one half the annual compensation received by 
him at the time of retirement. 



24 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 43. 



To he sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 

Proviso. 



Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the city council of the said city subject to 
the pro\'isions of its charter, provided that such acceptance 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current 
year. Approved February 21, 1919. 



1907, 260, § 1, 
amended. 



Trustees of 

Andover 

Theological 

Seminary 

incorporated. 



[1907, 260.] 

Chap. 43 An Act relative to the trustees of andover theologi- 
cal SEMINARY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter two hundred and sixty of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and seven is hereby amended by insert- 
ing after the word "governed", in the twenty-fourth line, 
the following: — but the principal instructor of Phillips 
Academy shall not by virtue of his office be a trustee of An- 
dover Theological Seminary, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 1. Those persons who at the date of the passage of 
this act are the members of the body politic incorporated as 
the Trustees of Phillips Academy are hereby incorporated 
as a body politic by the name of the Trustees of Andover 
Theological Seminary, for the purposes hereinafter named, 
and they and their successors shall be and continue a body 
politic and corporate forever. All the property, real and 
personal, heretofore held by the Trustees of Phillips Academy 
in trust for or for the benefit of the theological institution 
in said Phillips Academy shall hereafter be held by the 
Trustees of Andover Theological Seminary, upon and sub- 
ject to all the trusts, limitations, conditions and provisions 
upon and subject to which said property has been held by 
the Trustees of Phillips Academy. The Trustees of An- 
dover Theological Seminary shall have all the rights and 
powers and be charged with and bound by all the duties and 
obligations hitherto enjoyed, possessed, charged and bind- 
ing by and on the Trustees of Phillips Academy over, on, 
toward and concerning said theological institution. The 
Trustees of Andover Theological Seminary shall be governed 
by provisions and regulations as to organization, member- 
ship and the conduct of business similar in all respects to 
^r"ctorof"' those by which the Trustees of Phillips Academy are now 
Philips Acad- governed, but the principal instructor of Phillips Academy 
trustee of "" shall uot by virtue of his office be a trustee of Andover Theo- 



Rights and 
powers, etc. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 44. 25 

logical Seminary. The said trusts, limitations, conditions, AndoyerTheo- 
provisions, rights, powers, duties, obligations and regulations by virtue of hia 
shall not be annulled or altered except so far as and in such ° 
manner as the same or similar trusts, limitations, conditions, 
provisions, rights, powers, duties, obligations and regulations 
could be lawfully annulled or altered by the Trustees of 
Phillips Academy had this act not been passed. 

Aiyproved February 21, 1919. 



11871, 307; 1873, 78, 159; 1874, 19, 47; 1884, 200; 1899, 208; 1907, 108; 1908, 578; 1910, 382; 
1913, 802; 1916, 186, Spec.) 

An Act relative to removing certain restrictions on Chap. 44 

THE issue of water BONDS BY THE CITY OF WOBURN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter one hundred and l^i^- ^^"^ '?'•, 

•1 • i>ioi •!* (•• 1 ,.s3, atiiendeii. 

eighty-six or the Special Acts oi nineteen hundred and six- 
teen is hereby amended by striking out the words "and 
no securities shall be issued in any year under the authority 
of this act in excess of the amount appropriated in that year 
for said reconstruction purposes from the income of the 
water department", in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh 
lines of said section, so as to read as follows: — Section 3. certain restric- 
The proceeds of the sale of any securities issued under author- issue o" water 
ity of this act shall be used only for rebuilding the distribu- oTwoburn"^^ 
tion system of the Woburn water works as specified in section '^^"'°''®'*- 
one. After the full amount herein authorized has been 
issued, all income from the water works of the city of Woburn 
shall be applied to defraying operating expenses, interest 
charges, and payments upon the principal as they accrue 
upon bonds or notes issued under authority of this act or of 
any other act authorizing the issue of bonds or notes for 
water purposes. If there should be a net surplus remain- 
ing after providing for the aforesaid charges, it shall be 
used for such new construction or the reconstruction of 
such parts of the distribution system as may be determined 
upon, and in case a surplus should remain after payment for 
such new construction or reconstruction, the water rates shall 
be reduced proportionately. 

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

Approved February 27, 1919. 



26 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 45. 



Medford 
School Loan, 
Act of 1919. 



[1893, 167; 1898, 221; 1912, 100; 1916, 370, Spec] 

Chap. 45 An Act to authorize the city of medford to incur in- 
debtedness FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enncied, etc., as foUoivs: 

fordms^^^'^' Section 1. The city of Medford, for the purpose of 
incur indebted- acquirinff land for a grade school, and for constructing and 

ness for scliool ••ji • -iii • ni 

purposes. equipping the same, may mcur indebtedness, in excess or the 

statutory limit, to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand 
dollars; and for the purpose of acquiring land for a high 
school, and for constructing and equipping the same, may 
incur indebtedness, in excess of said limit, to an amount not 
exceeding two hundred thousand dollars; and for each of said 
purposes may from time to time issue bonds or notes payable 
in periods not exceeding twenty years from their respective 
dates of issue. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the 
treasurer and countersigned by the mayor of the city; shall 
be denominated on the face thereof: — Medford School 
Loan, Act of 1919, and shall bear such rates of interest as 
may be determined by the treasurer, with the approval 
of the mayor. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes 
shall constitute a separate loan. The city may sell the said 
securities at public or private sale upon such terms and con- 
ditions as it may deem proper, but not for less than their 
par value, and the proceeds shall be used only for the purposes 
herein specified. 

Section 2. The city shall, at the time of making the 
said loans, provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
payments, beginning not more than one year after the date 
of each respective issue of such bonds or notes, as will ex- 
tinguish the same within the time prescribed by this act; 
and the amount of such annual payment of any loan in any 
year shall not be less than the amount of the principal of the 
loan payable in any subsequent year. When a vote to the 
foregoing effect has been passed, a sum sufficient to pay the 
interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as afore- 
said, and to make such payments on the principal as may 
be required by this act shall, without further vote, be as- 
sessed by the assessors of the city annually thereafter, in the 
same manner as other taxes, until the debt incurred thereby 
is extinguished. 

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

Approved February 27, 1910. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 46, 47, 48. 27 



An Act to authorize the county of Suffolk to pension Chap. 46 

TIMOTHY R. SULLIVAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Timothy R. Sullivan, a janitor in the Suffolk suff",*'^'' °ay 
county court house, who was iniured bv the explosion of a pension " 

I 1 • 1 1 T»T 1 • ^ • 1 11 Timothy R. 

bomb in the court house, March sixteen, nnieteen himcired Suiiivan. 
and seventeen, while in the performance of his duty, shall, 
at his request and in recognition of his faithful service, 
be retired, and shall thereafter receive in monthly instal- 
ments from the county of Suffolk, an annual pension equal 
to one half of the compensation received by him at the time 
of his retirement. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To he sub- 
by the city council of the city of Boston, with the appro\al Boston dty 
of the mayor, provided such action is taken before the thirty- p°oviso.*'**'' 
first day of December in the current year. 

Approved February 27, 1919. 

[1844, 92.] 

An Act relative to the property and purposes of the Chap. 47 

EPISCOPAL CITY MISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter ninety-two of the acts of eighteen hundred and amended 
forty-four, incorporating the Episcopal City Mission, is 
hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following 
new section: — Section 3. The said corporation may apply Episcopal city 
its own income, so far as it is unrestricted by any gift, bequest ^p!v°itsTwn 
or trust, to any religious or charitable purpose, and may rece^'e and''"'^ 
receive and hold, in trust, or otherwise, funds received by t°be^d'^^voted 
gift or bequest, to be devoted by it to religious or charitable to religious or 
purposes. Approved February 27, 1919. purposes. 

An Act to define the status of certain employees of Chap. 48 

THE POLICE department OF THE CITY OF LOWELL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The electrician, assistant electrician and Certain cm- 
night signal operator of the police department of the city Lowen%°oiice 
of Lowell shall hereafter be entitled to all the rights and enutied'to*^ 
pri\ileges now accruing to members of the said department p«'"^'°"^- 
under the provisions of chapter four hundred and twenty- 



28 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 49, 50. 



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



eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and three, and all acts 
in amendment thereof or in addition thereto. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the municipal council of the said city, provided that 
such acceptance occurs prior to the thirty-first day of Decem- 
ber in the current year. Approved February 27, 1919. 

[Accepted May 6, 1919.] 



Chap. 49 An i\.CT to provide for the pensioning of foremen em- 
ployed BY THE CITY OF HOLYOKE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter five hundred and 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twelve, as amended 
by chapter forty-seven of the General Acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifteen, relative to the pensioning of laborers in the 
employ of cities and towns shall, in the city of Holyoke, 
apply to foremen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority of the voters of said city voting thereon 
at the next municipal election. 



City of Hol- 
yoke may pen- 
sion foremen. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



Approved February 27, 1919. 



[1888,309; 1889,221; 1890,99; 1896,207; 1905,203; 1910,324; 1914,173,258.] 

Chap. 50 An Act to authorize the city of brockton to make an 
additional surface drainage loan. 



City of 

Brockton may 
incur addi- 
tional indebt- 
edness for sur- 
face drainage 
purposes. 



Brockton Sur- 
face Drainage 
Loan, Special 
Act of 1919. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In addition to the sums already authorized 
for the purposes stated in chapter three hundred and nine 
of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, and chapter 
two hundred and fifty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and fourteen, the city of Brockton may issue, from time to 
time, bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding forty thou- 
sand dollars in excess of the statutory limit of indebtedness. 
Such bonds or notes shall be denominated on their face, 
Brockton Surface Drainage Loan, Special Act of 1919, shall 
be payable at the expiration of periods not exceeding thirty 
years from their respective dates of issue, and shall bear 
interest at such rates as may be determined by the treasurer, 
with the approval of the mayor. The city may sell the said 
securities at public or private sale, at not less than their par 
value, upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, 
and shall provide for the payment thereof by such annual 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 51, 52. 29 

payments as will extinguish the same at maturity. The 
first of said annual payments shall be made not later than 
one year after the date of the bonds or notes issued therefor, 
and the amount of such annual payment in any year shall 
not be less than the amount of the principal, payable in any 
subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes 
shall constitute a separate loan. 

Section 2. The provisions of chapter seven hundred Certain 

,. PI e ' 111 11- provisions of 

and nmeteen or the acts or nineteen himdred and thirteen 'aw to apply. 
shall apply to the indebtedness hereby authorized, except 
as otherwise provided herein, and to the securities issued 
therefor. Nothing contained in this act, or in any prior Act, how 
general or special law authorizing the city of Brockton to 
borrow money or issue bonds for surface drainage purposes, 
shall be deemed to limit the authority of the said city to bor- 
row money for the purposes specified in such laws and to 
issue bonds or notes therefor under the provisions of said 
chapter seven hundred and nineteen, or otherwise, in the 
same manner and to the same extent as if the special au- 
thority contained in the said special laws had not been 
granted. 

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

Approved February 28, 1919. 

An Act authorizing the city of holyoke to pay a sum Chan 51 

OF money to the next of kin of DENNIS SULLIVAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1 . The city of Holyoke may pay to the next of city of hoI- 
kin of Dennis Sullivan, who died in the performance of his a sum of money 
duties as fireman of said city, a sum of money equal to the kin of Dennl 
monthly compensation received by him. suihvan. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Tobesub- 

, „ , . -1 !■ • 1 • . 1 . . mitted to city 

ance by vote or the city council or said city, subject to the council, etc. 
pro\isions of its charter, pro^'ided that such acceptance Proviso. 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the 
current year. Approved February 28, 1919. 

[Accepted March 28, 1919.] 

An Act authorizing the city of holyoke to pay a sum (Jhnnj 59 

OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF THOMAS MONAHAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The city of Holyoke may pay to the widow City of HoI- 
of Thomas Monahan, who died in the performance of his ifun^oTmoLy 



30 Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 53, 54, 55. 

of Thomali"'^ (luties Rs firemaii in the employ of said city, the sum of one 
Monahan. thousand dollars, of which three hundred dollars shall be 
paid during the current year, a like sum during the year 
nineteen hundred and twenty and the sum of four hundred 
dollars during the year nineteen hundred and twenty-one. 
m'itte/tocity Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
councii, etc. aucc by votc of the city council of said city, subject to the 
Proviso. provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance 

occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the cur- 
rent year. A improved February 28, 1919. 

[Accepted March 28, 1919.] 
[1917, 157, Spec.] 

Chap. 53 An Act to revive the corporation known as the aero 

SALES COMPANY, INCORPORATED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Aero Saie.s Xlic Acro Salcs Compauy, Incorporated, a corporation 

Incorporated, which was dissolvcd by chapter one hundred and fifty-seven 
of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, is 
hereby revived with the same powers, duties and obliga- 
tions as if said chapter had not been passed. 

Approved February 28, 1919. 

Chap. 54 An Act relative to the rank of major james p. clare, 

RETIRED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

|«a"k ')f Major The Tauk of Major James P. Clare, who was retired as a 
retired, in- ' member of the Massachusetts militia and afterward trans- 
of colonel. fcrrcd to the national guard with the rank of major, is hereby 
increased to that of colonel. 

Approved February 28, 1919. 

(1911.41.3; 1913, .367; 1914, 765; 1915, 63, Spec] 

Chap. 55 An Act relative to the retirement allowance of 
laborers employed by the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

1911, 413, §2 Section 1. Section two of chapter four hundred and 

etc., amended. » i p • 11111 

tiiirteen or the acts or nineteen hundred and eleven, as 
amended by section two of chapter three hundred and sixty- 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen, by section 
one of chapter seven hundred and sixty-five of the acts of 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 56. 31 

nineteen hundred and fourteen, and by section one of chapter 
sixty-three of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen, 
is hereby further amended by striking out the words " but 
in no case shall such pension exceed in amount the sum of 
three hundred and sixty dollars per year", in the tenth and 
eleventh lines, so as to read as follows: — Section 2. Any Retirement of 
laborer employed by the city of Boston w^ho has reached the pioyeTb^the 
age of sixty years and who has been in the service of the city "^'^^ "^ Boston. 
for a period of not less than twenty-five years, and who is 
physically incapacitated, shall, at his request and with the 
approval of the retirement board above provided for, be 
retired from service, and shall receive for the remainder of 
his life an annual pension equal to one half of the compensa- 
tion to which he would have l)een entitled for full employ- 
ment during the last year of his service for the city. It shall 
be the duty of the said board so to retire any laborer in the 
service of the city who has reached the age of seventy years 
and has served the city for a period of not less than twenty- 
five years: 'provided, however, that said retirement board Proviso. 
may, upon the request of the mayor and city council, retire 
any laborer employed by said city who has been in the serv- 
ice of the city continuously for a period of not less than 
fifteen years and who, owing to injiu'y, physical incompetency, 
old age or infirmity, may be incapacitated from further 
performance or discharge of his duty or labor. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Tobesub- 
ance by the mayor and city council of said city. mayorandcHy 

Apyromd February 28, 1919. *'°""""'' 

An Act directing the secretary of the commonwealth Chav 56 

TO FURNISH CERTAIN BOOKS AND DOCUMENTS TO THE TOWN 
OF CHATHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The secretary of the commonwealth is hereby directed Secretary of 

. •' P /-ii 1 • 1 *h^ common- 

to furnish to the town or Chatham, without cost to the w^eaith to fur- 

1, PI pii'- ni nish certain 

town, a complete set of the reports or the decisions or the books, etc., to 
supreme judicial court, the index-digest thereof, a copy of Chatham." 
the Revised Laws and copies of all books and documents 
now required to be furnished to towns by chapter nine of the 
Revised Laws and acts in amendment thereof and in addi- 
tion thereto. The secretary shall also furnish to the said 
town, free of expense, all necessary l)allot boxes for use at 
elections. Approved February 28, 1919. 



32 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 



Town of 

Stoneham may 
fund and re- 
fund certain 
indebtedness. 



Chap. 57 An Act to authorize the town of stoneham to fund 

AND to refund CERTAIN INDEBTEDNESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as joJhncs: 

Section 1. The town of Stoneham may extend from 
time to time for a period not exceeding two years from the 
date of the passage of this act, a part of the revenue loans 
issued on account of the revenue of the year nineteen hundred 
and eighteen and now outstanding, to an amount not ex- 
ceeding forty thousand dollars, the same to be outside the 
statutory limit of indebtedness. None of the uncollected 
taxes outstanding prior to the first day of January, nineteen 
hundred and nineteen, shall be appropriated for any other 
purpose so long as there is outstanding any part of the said 
revenue refunding loan. 

Section 2. The said town is further authorized to incur 
indebtedness, outside said statutory limit, to an amount not 
exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars, and to issue notes of 
the town therefor, to be denominated on their face, Stone- 
ham Funding Loan, Act of 1919. The proceeds shall be 
applied exclusively to the cancellation and extinction of cer- 
tain indebtedness represented by notes issued in anticipation 
of the revenue of the financial year nineteen hundred and 
eighteen. The indebtedness so incurred shall be paid by such 
annual payments, beginning not more than one year after the 
date of issue of the first note, as will extinguish the loan in 
not more than five years from its date; and the amount of 
such annual payment in any year shall not be less than the 
amount of the principal payable in any subsequent year. The 
town shall, at the time of authorizing the said loan, provide 
for the payment thereof by such annual payments as will ex- 
tinguish the same within the time prescribed by this act, and 
when such provision has been made the amount required 
therefor shall, without further vote, be assessed annually 
by the assessors of the town, in the same manner as other 
taxes, until the said debt is extinguished. 

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

Apyruved March 5, 1919. 



stoneham 
Funding Loan, 
Act of 1919. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 58, 59. 33 

[1916, 282, Spec] 

An Act authorizing the town of millville to borrow Chap. 58 

MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING ITS DEBT TO THE 
TOWN OF BLACKSTONE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. For the purpose of extinguishing a debt TownofMiii- 
due to the town of Blackstone and incurred under section borrow money 
five of chapter two hundred and eighty-two of the Special f°s'debt^to\he 
Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen, the town of Millville Bkckstone. 
is hereby authorized to borrow, within the statutory limit of 
indebtedness, a sura of money not exceeding twenty-one 
thousand dollars, and to issue notes therefor. The notes 
shall bear on their face the words, Millville Funding Loan, Miiiviiie 
Act of 1919, and shall be payable in such annual payments, Act*of'ili9. 
beginning not more than one year after their respective 
dates, as will extinguish each loan within ten years from its 
date, and the amount of such annual payment in any year 
shall not be less than the amount of the principal of the loan 
payable in any subsequent year. The notes shall bear in- 
terest at such rate as may be fixed by the town treasurer 
with the approval of the selectmen. The town may sell the 
said notes at public or private sale, upon such terms and 
conditions as it may deem proper, but not for less than their 
par value, and the proceeds, except premiums, shall be 
used only for the purposes herein specified. 

Section 2. The town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
the said loan, provide for the payment thereof in accord- °^^' 
ance with section one of this act, and when a vote to that 
effect has been passed a sum sufficient to pay the interest as 
it accrues on said notes, and to make such payments on the 
principal as may be required by this act, shall, without 
further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the town an- 
nually thereafter, in the same manner as other taxes, until 
the debt incurred by the loan is extinguished. 

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

Approved March 5, 1919. 

An Act to authorize the city of lawrence to pay an Chap. 59 

ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF THOMAS F. DOYLE. 

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

Section 1. The city of Lawrence may pay, in equal city of 
monthly instalments, to the widow of Thomas F. Doyle pajanannu- 



34 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 60, 61, 



ThomM f""^ °f formerly a fireman of the city, an annuity not exceeding five 

Doyle. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 

Proviso. 



lumdred dollars for a period not exceeding ten years, provided 
that she remains unmarried. 

Section 2, This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the 
provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current 
year. Approved March 5, 1919. 



Chap. 60 An Act authorizing the town of brookline to appro- 
priate MONEY FOR FOOD CONSERVATION AND FOR SPREAD- 
INCx KNOWLEDGE OF FOOD VALUES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Brookline may appropriate 
money to be expended by its board of health for food con- 
servation and for spreading such knowledge of food values 
as may tend to improve the public health; and the said 
board may appoint such officers and agents as may be deemed 
necessary for the foregoing purposes, and may fix their 
compensation which shall not exceed the amount appro- 
priated therefor. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the town of Brookline at a town meeting called for 
the purpose. Approved 31 arch 5, 1919. 



Town of 
Brookline may 
appropriate 
money for food 
conservation 
and for spread- 
ing knowledge 
of food values. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



[1913, 608; 1914, 400.] 

Chap. 61 An Act relative to nomination papers in the city of 

holyoke. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter six hundred and 
eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen, as 
amended by section one of chapter four hundred 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 : — 



1913, 608, § 3, 
etc., amended. 



Jurat to be 
omitted from 
nomination 
papers. 



" Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Hampden, ss. Holyoke, 19 . 

Then personally ajipeared who, I am 

satisfied, is one of the signers of the within nomination paper, and 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 62. 35 

made oath that the statements therein contained are true to the 
best of his knowledge and beUef , and that his post office address is 

Before me, 

Justice of the Peace." 

Section 2. Section five of said chapter six hundred and lois, eos, 5 5, 

• 1, iiL J.' J. e ' ^ 1 J. e i etc., amended. 

eight, as amended by section two 01 said chapter roiir hun- 
dred, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
"before", in the fifteenth line, the words: — five o'clock in 
the afternoon on, — so as to read as follows: — Section 5. Certification of 

.„, ., .. , I 1*11 nomination 

Alter the said nomination papers have been submitted, the papers by regis- 
board of registrars of voters shall certify thereon the num- in'^cfty o° ^^^ 
ber of signatures which are the names of registered voters ^°y°'^- 
in the city qualified to sign the same. They need not certify 
a greater number of names than is required to make a nomi- 
nation, with one fifth of such number added thereto. All 
such papers found not to contain a number of names so 
certified equivalent to the number required to make a nomi- 
nation shall be invalid, and such papers shall be preserved 
by the board of registrars of \'oters for one year. The board 
of registrars of voters shall complete their certification on 
or before five o'clock in the afternoon on the second Tuesday 
preceding the city election, and said board, or some member 
thereof, shall file with the city clerk on or before five o'clock 
in the afternoon on the second Wednesday preceding the city 
election all papers submitted and certified to by them, with 
the exception of papers found to be invalid. The certifica- 
tion shall not preclude any voter from filing objections as to 
the validity of the nomination. 

Section 3. This act shall take efi^ect upon its passage. 

Approved March G, 1919. 



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

OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF JOHN NUGENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The city of Holyoke may pay to the widow city of HoI- 
of John Nugent, who died in the performance of his duties a°um"of^money 
as fireman of the city, the sum of one thousand dollars, of johIi"Nuge[it. 
which three hundred dollars shall be paid during the cur- 
rent year, a like sum during the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty and the sum of four hundred dollars during the year 
nineteen hundred and twenty-one. 



36 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 63, 64, 65. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 

ProviiK). 



Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the 
provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance oc- 
curs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current 
year. Approved March 6, 1919. 

[Accepted April 16, 1919.) 



Chap. 63 An Act authorizing the city of holyoke to pay a sum 

OF MONEY TO THE MOTHER OF JAMES WALSH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

'^okema^^'a Section 1, The citv of Ilolvokc uiav pay to the mother 
a sum of money of Jamcs Walsli, who dicd while performing his duties as a 
James Walsh, policcman of Said city, a sum of money equal to the monthly 
compensation received by him. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the 
provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current 
year. Approved March 6, 1919. 

[Accepted April 16, 1919.) 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 

Proviso. 



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

MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF GEORGE N. NICHOLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

City of Lynn SECTION 1. The city of Lyuu may pay to Bertha A. 

of'money to Nichols, widow of Gcorgc N. Nichols, the sum of five hun- 
dred seventy-seven dollars and forty-four cents, this being 
the amount of salary which the said Nichols would have re- 
ceived as a member of its city council had he lived to com- 
plete his term of office. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the city council of the said city, subject to 
the provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current 
year. Approved March 6, 1019. 



widow of 
George N 
Nichols. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 

Proviso. 



Chap. 65 An Act to authorize the town of hull to pay a sum of 

money to JOSEPH E. HANNIGAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Town of Hull Section 1. The town of Hull may pav the sum of four 

may pay a sum -^'^^^ v ■. .' i . ^ 

of money to tliousand dollars to Joseph E. Hanmgan, of Hull, to com- 

Josepn L. !.'=>'' 

Uannigan. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 66, 67. 37 

pensate him for injuries sustained while in the service of the 
town as a fireman, provided that he shall reimburse the town proviso. 
for all moneys expended by it on his behalf on account of the 
injuries aforesaid. 

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

Approved March 7, 1910. 



[1918, 109, Spec] 

An Act to revive the corporation known as the united Chap. 66 

MARBLE COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The United Marble Companies, a corporation which was United Marble 
dissolved by chapter one hundred and nine of the Special rev^ved"'^^' 
Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, is hereby revived 
with the same powers, duties and obligations as if the said 
chapter had not been passed. Approved March 7, 1019. 



An Act to authorize the town of stockbridge to ex- r'/^^-y 57 

CHANGE A PARCEL OF ITS SCHOOL LANDS FOR A LIKE PARCEL 
ADJACENT THERETO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Stockbridge is hereby author- Townofstock- 
ized to exchange a parcel of land twenty feet in width to be exchln^Y 
taken from the westerly end of certain school lands in said Pp'h^n^nds 
town, heretofore conveyed to it by the trustees of Williams for ^ P'J''*"'', 
Academy pursuant to chapter two hundred and forty-one Laurel riiii 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and ten, for a parcel of land 
twenty feet in width owned by the Laurel Hill Association 
in said town separating said school lands. 

Section 2. The inhabitants of the said town, acting by Conveyances 
the selectmen, may convey the said parcel of school lands '^^ °'^"'^ ' ® ''' 
to the Laurel Hill Association, to be held by it free from all 
restrictions or conditions imposed by said chapter two hun- 
dred and forty-one, in consideration of a conveyance by said 
association to the inhabitants of said town of the aforesaid 
parcel of land separating the said school lands, which parcel 
shall thereafter be used in perpetuity as part of a site of a 
public school. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Tobesub- 
ance by a majority of the legal voters of the town of Stock- voters'! etc. 



38 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 68. 



bridge present and voting at a legal meeting called for the 
purpose; but for the purpose of being submitted to the voters 
as aforesaid this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 7, 1919. 



19n, 680, Part 
11, § '22, 
amended. 



Nomination of 
candidates for 
office in the 
city of Chelsea. 



[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. 68 An Act relative to the nomination of candidates for 

OFFICE IN the city OF CHELSEA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-two of Part II of chapter 
six hundred and eighty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
eleven is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following: — ; but no person who is a candidate for a political 
office at a primary and whose name is not printed on the 
ballot therefor, shall be deemed to be nominated unless he 
receives a number of votes equal to or exceeding the number 
of signatures which would be required by law to place his 
name on the ballot as a candidate at such primary election, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 22. The two persons 
receiving at a preliminary election for nominations the 
highest number of votes for nomination for an office shall 
be the candidates and the only candidates for that office 
whose names shall be printed on the official ballots to be used 
at the ensuing annual or special city election, and if two or 
more persons are to be elected to the same office at such 
annual or special city election, the several persons, to a 
number equal to twice the number so to be elected, receiving, 
at the preliminary election for nominations the highest num- 
ber of votes for nomination for that office, or all such persons 
if less than twice the number of those so to be elected, shall 
be the candidates, and the only candidates, for that office 
W'hose names shall be printed on the official ballots to be 
used at the annual or special city election; but no person 
who is a candidate for a political office at a primary and 
whose name is not printed on the ballot therefor, shall 
be deemed to be nominated unless he receives a number of 
votes equal to or exceeding the number of signatures which 
would be required by law to place his name on the ballot as a 
candidate at such primary election. 

Section 2. Section eighty-one of Part II of said chapter 
six hundred and eighty is hereby repealed. 

Approved March 7, 1919. 



Number of 
votes required 
to nominate, 
etc. 



Repeal. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 69, 70, 71. 39 



An Act validating the locations granted by the town Chap. 69 
OF hingham for the lines of its electric light de- 
partment. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All lines for the transmission of electricity Locations 
for light, heat or power, heretofore acquired or constructed fown of mng- 
by the electric light department of the town of Hingham ofus^eiec'lric""' 
upon, along, over or under the public ways and places of men*t vXdated. 
said town, and the poles, piers, abutments and other fixtures 
necessary to sustain or protect the wires of said lines and 
now in actual use, are hereby made lawful notwithstanding 
the lack of any valid locations therefor or any informality in 
the proceedings relative to their location or erection. 

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

Approved March 12, 1919. 



[1846,109; 1851,99; 1853,155; 1856,112; 1857,75; 1867,68; 1869,336; 1870,229; 1873, 

337,345; 1877,41; 1878,102; 1879,190; 1886,103,193,213; 1888,70; 1890,260; 1891, 

364; 1895, 71; 1896, 173; 1900, 405; 1901, 397; 1902, 357, 529; 1907, 491, 565, 566; 1908, 
271,362; 1909,395; 1911,531; 1912,81,611; 1913,20,425,804; 1916, 143, Spec] 

An Act relative to the contents of the ballot at Phn^ 7Q 

municipal elections in the city of CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Upon the ballot used at municipal elections in the city Contents of 
of Cambridge, no descriptive matter relating to a candidate mun^cijTaieLc- 
for the city council, other than his name and residence, shall Cambridge^ °^ 
appear, notwithstanding section two hundred and fifty- 
eight of chapter eight hundred and thirty-five of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and thirteen, and amendments thereof, 
or any other provision of law. 

Approved March 12, 1919. 

[1919, 83, Spec] 



An Act authorizing the town of wellesley to pay the (JJiav 71 

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 TownofWeiies- 
to expend a further sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dol- cost of insuring 

1 P . 1 J i> • 11 !•!> 1 the lives of its 

lars tor the payment or prenuums and charges on lite and residents in 

war service. 



40 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 72, 73, 74. 



other kinds of insurance taken by residents of said town in 
the federal service under the provisions of federal law. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

A jj proved March 13, 1919. 



Chap. 72 An Act to authorize the city of everett to pay a 

PENSION to LINDLEY R. WOODS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Everett may 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 its water department. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the city council of the said city, subject to 
the provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the cur- 
rent year. Approved March 13, 1919. 



City of 

Everett may 
pension 
Lindley R. 
Woods. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



Proviso. 



[1913, 113.] 

Chap. 73 An Act revoking certain rights of Alexander k. 

CROCKER TO TAKE ALEWIVES FROM MILL RIVER IN THE 
TOWN OF SANDWICH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Repeal. Chapter one hundred and thirteen of the acts of nineteen 

hundred and thirteen is hereby repealed. 

Approved March IS, 1919. 



Chap. 74 An Act to authorize the city of boston to retire and 

PENSION HUGH H. McNERLIN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may retire Hugh H. 
McNerlin, for many years a drawtender in its service, with 
an annual pension of five hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the city council of the said cit>', in accordance 
with the provisions of its charter, on or before the thirty- 
first day of December in the current year. 

^ipproved March 13, 1919. 



City of Boston 
may retire 
Hugh H. 
McNerlin. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 75, 76. 41 



[1894, 161; 1898, 319; 1910, 542; 1911, 267; 1913, 208, 398; 1915, 141, Spec] 

An Act relative to the payment of salaries in the Qhav, 75 

POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fifteen of chapter five hundred and amendtd ^ *^' 
forty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred and ten is hereby 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following: — 
but any change in the salary of the members of the police or 
fire department shall take effect immediately upon the 
passage of an ordinance making the change, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 15. The board of aldermen shall by changes in 
ordinance determine the salary of the mayor and of all the poUce'and fire 
officers of the city, except as is otherwise herein provided, the cit™of '"^ °^ 
and may in like manner change such salary or salaries from ofTakmk effect 
time to time, but no increase of salary shall be ordained established. 
after July first of any municipal year, nor shall any change in 
salary take effect until the municipal year succeeding that in 
which the ordinance is passed, but any change in the salary 
of the members of the police or fire department shall take 
effect immediately upon the passage of an ordinance making 
the change. 

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

Approved March 14, 1910. 

[1892, 324; 1899, 327; 1903, 345; 1904, 141; 1906, 156, 252; 1910, 315.] 

An Act relative to the tenure of office of the clerk Chap 76 

OF THE CITY OF MEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city clerk of Medford, and his successors Tenure of 
in office, shall hold office continuously during good behavior cityderk o^f 
unless incapacitated by physical or mental disability from '^'^'•^°'"'^- 
performing the duties of the office: [provided, however, that Proviso, 
the board of aldermen may, subject to the provisions of law 
governing the removal of civil service employees, remove 
any incumbent of said office. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- To be sub- 
ance by vote of the board of aldermen of the said city, subject board of*aider- 
to the provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance provi^."' 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current 
year. Approved March IJ,., 1919. 



42 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 77, 78, 79. 



[1854, 232; 1857, 61; 1888, 301; 1902, 148.] 

Chap. 77 -^^ ^^'^ I'O ENABLE THE BOSTON FIVE CENTS SAVINGS BANK 
TO PURCHASE AND HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

centrslvlngs SECTION 1. Tlic BostoH Fivc Ceiits Savings Bank, in- 

purchJ^e^and coi'poratecl bv chapter two hundred and thirty-two of the acts 

ho'd^adfikionai of eighteen hundred and fifty-four, approved the seventh 

day of April, of said year, is hereby authorized to acquire, 

purchase and hold, and to invest in, real estate in the city 

of Boston to a value not exceeding one million five hundred 

thousand dollars. 

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

Approved March I4, 1019. 



Chap. 78 A^ ^^T TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF BROCKTON TO PAY A 
PENSION TO WILLIAM W. THOMPSON. 



City of Brock- 
ton may pen- 
sion William 
VV. Thompson. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 

Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., a~s folio as: 

Sec;tion 1. The city of Brockton may pay in weekly 
instalments to William W. Thompson, a janitor in the em- 
ploy of its school department for more than thirty years, but 
now retired from active service on account of physical in- 
capacity, an annual pension not exceeding the sum of four 
hundred dollars. 

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

Approved March I4, 1919. 



[1913, 393; 1917. 223, Spec] 

Chap. 79 An Act increasing the term for which the city of cam- 
bridge MAY LEASE CERTAIN LAND BORDERING ON THE 
CHARLES RIVER FOR WHARVES, TERMINALS OR OTHER 
COMMERCIAL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section one of chapter three hundred and ninety-three 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen, as amended 
by section one of chapter two hundred and twenty-three 
of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, is 



1913, 393, § 1, 
etc., amended 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 80. 43 

hereby further amended by striking out the word "fifty", in 
the last line, and substituting the word : — ninety-nine, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 1 . The city of Cam- Term for 

. , „ . . ... I 1 ' . 1 • I which city of 

bridge, by vote oi its city council, is hereby authorized Cambridge 
to alter the use of all or any part of such land taken by ufn land"^'''^' 
it under authority of chapter three hundred and forty- Ihe'chTrles" 
one of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, "harvel. term- 
and by chapter three hundred and thirty-seven of the acts gxtencfed" 
of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-three, as borders on 
the Charles river between Lechmere canal and Broad canal, 
may maintain a public dock or w^harf thereon and in the 
manner hereinafter specified may lease said land or any 
part of it for wharves, terminals, and all other commercial 
purposes for periods not exceeding ninety-nine years. 

Approved March I4, 1919. 



An Act to authorize the city of medford to incur Chap. 80 

ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS FOR RECONSTRUCTING CERTAIN 
STREETS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Medford may incur indebted- CityofMed- 
ness, in addition to the amounts heretofore authorized by additional in- 
law, to the extent of two hundred thousand dollars, for the ^r recolistruct- 
following purposes : — One hundred thousand dollars for street^'*'" 
widening and reconstructing Riverside avenue from the 
junction of Main, Salem and High streets with the said 
avenue in Medford square to the junction of Riverside 
avenue and the Fellsway parkway, and for the land dam- 
ages incidental thereto; one hundred thousand dollars for 
reconstructing and rebuilding, with permanent paving. 
Main street, Salem street and High street in the said 
city. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the said city Medford street 
may issue from time to time bonds or notes which shall bear Iq^q'^' ^'^^ °' 
on their face the words, Medford Street Loan, Act of 1919. 
Such bonds or notes shall be payable at the expiration of 
periods not exceeding ten years from their dates of issue; 
shall bear interest at such a rate as may be fixed by the 
treasurer with the approval of the mayor, and shall be signed 
by the treasurer of the city and countersigned by the mayor. 
The city may sell the said securities at public or private sale 
upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but 



44 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 81. 

not for less than their par value; and the proceeds shall be 
used only for the purposes specified herein. 
Payment of Section 3. The city sliall, at the time of authorizing 

the said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in 
such annual payments, beginning not more than one year 
after the date of each respective issue of bonds or notes, as 
will extinguish the same within the time prescribed by this 
act. 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. Each issue of bonds or 
notes shall constitute a separate loan. When a vote to the 
foregoing effect has been passed, a sum sufficient to pay the 
interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as afore- 
said, and to make such payments on the principal as may be 
required under the provisions of this act shall, without 
further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the city annually 
thereafter, in the same manner as other taxes, until the debt 
incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

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

Approved March 19, 1919. 



Chap. 81 An Act to authorize the metropolitan park commission 

TO appoint AUGUSTUS C. HOLTON AS A PERMANENT POLICE 
OFFICER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as joUows: 

Metropolitan Section 1. The metropolitan park commission may 

sion may ""'^ appoint as a permanent member of the metropolitan park 
A^J^ustusC. police force Augustus C. Hoi ton, who was temporarily in- 
?erm°anent'* jurcd iu the performance of his duty as a call officer employed 
police officer. })y g^i^j commissiou under chapter fifty-six of the General 
Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen, and was thereby pre- 
vented from retaining his standing on the civil service list 
for appointment on the police force of the cit>' of Somerville. 
The time during which said Holton has served as said call 
officer since the first day of January nineteen hundred and 
eighteen, shall be deemed as a part of his period of service as 
a permanent officer. 

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

Approved March 19, 1919. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 82, 83. 45 



[1894, 166; 1907, 462; 1910, 113.] 

An Act to authorize radcliffe college to hold addi- Chap. 82 

TIONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter four hundred and sixty-two of the 1907, 462, § 1, 
acts of nineteen hundred and seven is hereby amended by ''"^*'"'^®'*- 
striking out the word "five", in the fourth hne, and substitut- 
ing the word: — ten, — so as to read as follows: — Section Raddiffe Coi- 
1. Radcliffe College may accept, receive and take, by aXitiwfai ° 
gift, grant, devise or otherwise, and may hold any real and P'"°p®''*y- 
personal estate within or without the commonwealth to an 
amount not exceeding ten million dollars, and may sell and 
dispose at its discretion of any real or personal estate within 
or without the commonwealth which has been or may here- 
after be given, granted or devised to it, or which is held by 
it and not expressly forbidden to be so sold or disposed of 
by the terms of the gift, grant, devise or receipt thereof: 
provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be con- Proviso. 
strued to give to said corporation any greater exemption from 
taxation than it now has under the constitution and laws of 
the commonwealth. Approved March 19, 1919. 



[1919. 70, Spec] 

An Act to establish a board of license commissioners Chap. 83 

IN the city of CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1, There is hereby established in the city of Board of license 

. - ipi* •• • commissioners 

Cambridge a board 01 license commissioners, to consist of incityofCam- 
the chiefs of the police and fire departments of the city, and Hshed. 
a third commissioner to be appointed by the mayor, subject 
to the provisions of the city charter, for a term of three 
years. All authority to grant licenses, except licenses for the 
sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors, now or here- 
after vested by law in cities or towns, or in the city of Cam- 
bridge or in any official thereof, shall, upon its organization, 
be exercised in said city by said board exclusively, except 
that nothing herein shall affect the authority of the fire 
prevention commissioner for the metropolitan district. 
The commissioner appointed by the mayor shall be chair- 



46 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 84, 85. 



man of the board and shall receive such compensation as 
the mayor and city council shall determine. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 20, 1919. 

[1919, 95, Spec] 



[1917, 170, Spec] 

Chap. 84 An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to incur 

FURTHER indebtedness FOR THE PURPOSE OF ERECTING 
AND EQUIPPING A MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford may incur in- 
debtedness for the purposes mentioned in chapter one hun- 
dred and seventy of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and 
seventeen to an additional amount not exceeding six hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars, in excess of the statutory limit, 
and may issue bonds or notes therefor. Such bonds or notes 
shall be denominated on the face thereof, New Bedford 
Municipal Hospital Loan, Act of 1919, and shall be issued in 
accordance with the provisions and conditions of said chapter 
one hundred and seventy, as affected by chapter forty-four 
of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen. 

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

Approved March 20, 1919. 



City of New 
Bedford may 
incur further 
indebtedness 
to erect and 
equip a munic- 
ipal hospital. 



New Bedford 
Municipal 
Hospital Loan, 
Act of 1919. 



City of New- 
ton, salary of 
the mayor. 



[1873, 326; 1874, 145, 278, 353; 1875, 218; 1881, 173; 1882, 44, 210; 1883, 4; 1886, 109; 1890, 
333, 343; 1893, 278, 294; 1895, 367; 1897, 283; 1898, 63, 269; 1899, 93; 1900, 111, 135, 415; 
1902 282, 376; 1903, 152; 1905, 88; 1906, 254; 1909, 138; 1910, 156, 232, 363, 557; 1913, 
108, 147, 383; 1914, 105.1 

Chap. 85 An Act relative to the salary of the mayor of the city 

OF NEWTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1 . The board of aldermen of the city of Newton 
shall, not later than the thirtieth day of October, nineteen 
hundred and nineteen, by an ordinance to take effect Jan- 
uary first, nineteen hundred and twenty, establish the salary 
of the mayor, and thereafter the salary of the mayor shall 
not be changed except by ordinance adopted during the 
month of October in a year not divisible by two, to take 
effect upon the succeeding first day of January. 

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

Approved March 20, 1919. 

[1919, 86, Spec] 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 86. 47 



[1919, 85, Spec] 

An Act relative to repairs of schooliiouses in the Chap. 86 

CITY OF NEWTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-three of chapter two hun- 1897, 283, § 23, 
dred and eighty-three of the acts of eighteen hundred and ^'^^'^''e'^- 
ninety-seven is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof 
the following : — The board of aldermen may, in any year, 
upon the recommendation of the mayor determine that 
minor repairs upon school buildings shall be made by the 
school committee and may appropriate such sum as may be 
deemed necessary for the purpose, to be expended by the 
school committee, — so as to read as follows: — Section 23. Repairs, etc., of 
The public buildings commissioner shall, on or before the in city of 
first day of January and the first day of September of each 
year, submit in writing to the school committee a report of 
the sanitary condition of all the schooliiouses, and shall 
certify as to their safety for occupancy for school purposes. 
Whenever in the opinion of the school committee a new 
schoolhouse is required or material alterations are needed, it 
shall send a written communication to the board of alder- 
men stating the locality and the nature of the further pro- 
visions for schools which are needed; and no schoolhouse 
shall be located, built or materially altered until the school 
committee shall have been consulted as to the proposed 
location and plans and had full opportunity to set forth its 
requirements. The board of aldermen may, in any year, 
upon the recommendation of the mayor determine that 
minor repairs upon school buildings shall be made by the 
school committee and may appropriate such sum as may 
be deemed necessary for the purpose, to be expended by the 
school committee. 

Section 2. Paragraph X of section twenty-four of said i897, 2S3. § 24, 
chapter two hundred and eighty-three is hereby amended amended. 
by adding at the end thereof the following : — except as 
otherwise provided herein, — so as to read as follows: — X. putiesof pub- 

.'■ . , lie Dinldings 

The public buildings department, to be under the charge of commissioner. 
the public buildings commissioner, who shall have charge 
of the construction, alteration, repair and maintenance of 
the public buildings, except as otherwise provided herein. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 20, 1919. 



48 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 87. 



1S98, 410, § 2, 
amended. 



Board of art, 
commissioners 
of city of 
Boston may 
appoint a 
clerk, etc. 



I8!)8, 410, § 3, 
amended. 



Powers, duties, 
etc., of board. 



[1898, 410.] 

Chap. 87 An Act iiel.\tive to the board of art commissioners 

OF the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and ten of the aets of 
eif:;hteen hundred and ninety-eiji;ht is hereby amended by 
striking out seetion two and substitutintj; the following: — 
Section 2. The board may appoint a clerk who shall be 
exempt from the civil service laws, and who shall receive 
such compensation as may be fixed by the board with the 
approval of the mayor. The clerk shall perform such duties 
as may be prescrib(>d l)y the board. 

Section 2. Said chapter four hundred and ten is here})y 
further amended by striking out section three and substi- 
tuting the following: — Section,]. The board shall have the 
custody and care of all works of art owned by the city and 
heretofore under the contrf)l of any department thereof. 
No work of art shall become the property of the city by 
purchase, gift or otherwise, until it, or a design or model 
thereof, and the situation proposed therefor shall have been 
approved by the board, and no work of art, until approved 
by the board, shall be erected or placed in, over or upon, or 
allowed to extend in, over or upon any street, avenue, square, 
park or other property belonging to the city. The board 
may, with the approval of the mayor, order the removal, 
relocation or alteration of any existing work of art owned by 
the city, and no such work of art shall be removed, relocated 
or altered without such order and approval. The board shall, 
at the request of the mayor, study, consider and report upon 
the design of any municipal building, bridge, approach, 
fence or other structure erected or to be erected upon land be- 
longing to the city, and upon the design of any arch, bridge, 
structure or approach which is the property of any person, 
firm or cor])oration, and extends in, over or upon any street, 
avenue, highway, ])ark or public place. 

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

Approved March 20, IDIO. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 88, 89, 90. 49 



An Act to authorize the city of Cambridge to retire Chap. 88 

AND PENSION FERDINAND M. BUFFUM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Cambridge may retire Ferdinand [/r'ld'fma^'"' 
M. Buffum at present employed by its school department, ^"^^^^^l j^''™'" 
with an annual pension equal to one half of the compensa- Buffum. 
tion which he now receives from the city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- xobesub- 
ance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the "ouncfi.^otc!*^*' 
pro\'isions of its charter, provided that such acceptance proviso, 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current 
year. Apyroved March 20, 1919. 

An Act to authorize the city of malden to pension Chap. 89 

BARTHOLOMEW o'bRIEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Maiden may pay a pension of city of Maiden 
three hundred dollars a year to Bartholomew O'Brien lately Bartholomew 
an employee of said city under the direction of the street 
and water commission and now by reason of physical in- 
capacity unfit for further service. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- to be sub- 
ance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the coundi.^etc!*^ 
provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance Proviso, 
occurs prior to the thirty -first day of December in the cur- 
rent year. Approved March 20, 1919. 

An Act to authorize the city of revere to pay an Chap. 90 

ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF JAMES GIBBONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Revere may pay an annuity city of Revere 
not exceeding three hundred dollars to Mary J. Gibbons, "ilfui'ty^o" 
widow of James Gibbons, so long as she remains unmarried, o\hhonl "'^"'''^ 
the said James Gibbons having been injured while in the dis- 
charge of his duties as a member of its fire department. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- xobesub- 
ance by vote of the municipal council of the said city, subject municipal 
to the pro\'isions of its charter, provided that such accept- Provbo.*'^"' 
ance occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the 
current year. Approved March 20, 1919. 



50 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 91, 92. 



Chap. 91 An Act to authorize the city of Cambridge to retire 

AND PENSION JOHN McELLIGOTT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Cambridge may retire, at his 
request, John McElligott, employed as a foreman in its sewer 
department, who shall, if so retired, receive from the city 
for the remainder of his life an annual pension equal to one 
half of the average compensation paid to him during the 
two years next prior to his retirement. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the city council of the said city, subject to 
the provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the cur- 
rent year. Approved March 20, 1919. 



City of Cam- 
bridge may 
retire John 
McElligott. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 

Proviso. 



1897, 239, § 14, 
amended. 



[1890,189; 1897,239; 1898,132; 1907,397; 1909,66; 1916, 117, Spec; 1917, 144, Spec, 219, 

Spec] 

Chap. 92 An Act to establish the compensation of the members 

OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF CHICOPEE, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fourteen of chapter two hundred 
and thirty-nine of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety- 
seven is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence 
and substituting the following : — Each member shall re- 
ceive as compensation for his services as a member of the 
board of aldermen the sum of one hundred and fifty dol- 
lars a year, — so as to read as follows: — Section I4. The 
board of aldermen shall determine the rules of its own pro- 
ceedings and shall be the judge of the election and qualifica- 
tions of its own members. In case of the absence of the 
president the board shall choose a president pro tempore, and 
a plurality of the votes cast shall be sufficient for a choice. 
All meetings of the board shall be public, and a journal of its 
proceedings shall be kept, which journal shall be open to 
public inspection. The vote of the board upon any question 
shall be taken by roll call when the same is requested by at 
least three members. A majority of the members of the 
board shall constitute a quorum, but a smaller number may 
adjourn from day to day. The board shall, so far as is not 
inconsistent with this act, have and exercise all the legisla- 
tive powers of towns and of the inhabitants thereof, and shall 



City of 
Chicopee, 
board of alder- 
men to deter- 
mine certain 
rules, etc. 



Quorum. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 93. 51 

have and exercise all the powers now vested by law in the 
city of Chicopee and in the inhabitants thereof, as a munic- 
ipal corporation, and be subject to all the liabilities of city 
councils and of either branch thereof, under the general laws 
of the commonwealth, and it may by ordinance prescribe the 
manner in which such powers shall be exercised. Each mem- compensation. 
ber shall receive as compensation for his services as a member 
of the board of aldermen the sum of one hundred and fifty 
dollars a year. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters to be sub- 
of the city of Chicopee at the next municipal election in the voters, etc. 
form of the following question to be placed upon the official 
ballot: "Shall an act passed by the general court providing 
for the payment of an annual salary of one hundred and 

fifty dollars to each member of the board of al- r^p^^n \ 

dermen of the city of Chicopee be accepted?" , 

And if a majority of the voters voting thereon 

vote in the affirmative, this act shall thereupon take effect; 
otherwise it shall not take effect. 

Approved March 20, 1019. 



[1880, 107; 1887, 178.] 

An Act relative to the annuity payable to the w^idows Qfiav 93 

AND children OF CERTAIN DECEASED POLICEMEN AND 
FIREMEN IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Annuities payable to the widows and chil- Amounts of 
dren of deceased policemen or firemen of the city of Boston payabilTto 
under the provisions of chapter one hundred and seventy- ciliiTren'di'cer- 
eight of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, or pXemerand 
of section two of chapter one hundred and seven of the acts orBoltoiT "^'^^ 
of eighteen hundred and eighty, shall, as to all such police- 
men or firemen dying after December thirty-first, nineteen 
hundred and nineteen, be in such sums, not exceeding six 
hundred dollars, as the city council may determine. 

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

Approved March 20, 1919. 



52 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 94. 



Melrose ceme- 
tery in city of 
Brockton to be 
under care and 
control of a 
board of 
trustees. 



Board; mem- 
bership, filling 
of vacancies, 
eligibility, etc. 



Chap. 94 An Act to establish a board of trustees for melrose 

CEMETERY IN THE CITY OF BROCKTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as Jolloics: 

Section 1. Melrose cemetery in the city of Brockton 
shall be under the exclusive care, management and control 
of a board of trustees who shall make such rules and regula- 
tions, not inconsistent with law, in relation to the use and 
management of the cemetery as they shall deem necessary 
or expedient. 

Section 2. Said board shall consist of five members to 
be elected in joint convention of the city council in January 
nineteen hundred and twenty, one to be chosen for a term 
of five years, one for four years, one for three years, one for 
two years and one for one year, and thereafter in each suc- 
ceeding year one trustee shall in like manner be elected to 
serve for the term of five years and until his successor is 
chosen and qualified. In addition to the above trustees the 
mayor shall be a member of the board ex officio and its chair- 
man. Vacancies in the board arising from death, resigna- 
tion or otherwise shall be filled for the unexpired term at a 
special joint convention to be called by the mayor. No per- 
son shall be eligible to the office of trustee aforesaid unless 
he is a resident of the said city and also the owner or part 
owner of a lot in said cemetery. 

Section 3. On the second Monday of January annually, 
beginning with the year nineteen hundred and twenty, said 
board shall meet and organize, shall elect a superintendent 
for the ensuing year and, subject to the approval of the city 
council, shall fix his compensation. The superintendent 
shall be under the direction and control of the trustees and 
perform such duties as they shall prescribe. 

Section 4. Said board shall have authority to expend 
all money derived as revenue from the management of the 
cemetery and such further sums as the city council may from 
time to time appropriate for its maintenance: yromded, 
hoivever, that no contract calling for the expenditure of more 
than three hundred dollars shall be valid without the approval 
of the mayor. 
i^rnmyorand* Section 5. All authoHty and powers now vested in the 
burial grounds niavor and burial grounds committee of the citv council 

committee of I'n n ir> tv/ti ct •' i 

city council to shall ccasc alter the nrst Monday or Januarv nmeteen hun- 

cease, etc. " 



Annual meet- 
ing, election of 
superintend- 
ent, etc. 



Board may 
expend 
money, etc. 



Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 95, 96. 53 

dred and twenty, and such authority and powers shall there- 
upon be vested in said board of trustees. 

Section 6. This act shall supersede all provisions of ^^Vcit'y'"''^' 
the ordinances of the said city so far as the same are incon- ordinances. 
sistent herewith. 

Section 7. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by the city council of the said city and the approval of the Suncii, etc! ^ 
mayor, provided that such acceptance occurs prior to Decem- Proviao. 
ber thirty-first in the year nineteen hundred and nineteen. 

Ajiproved March 20, 1919. 

(1919, 83, Spec] 

An Act to establish the office of commissioner of CJiav 95 

HEALTH FOR THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 
Section 1. The mayor of the citv of Cambridge shall, p'.ty of Ca,"^- 

... . , PI !• ri-' f>i* • bridge, ortice of 

withm nniety days after the takmg effect or this act, appoint, commissioner 
subject to confirmation by the city council, one person to be established. 
commissioner of health for the city of Cambridge, whose 
term of office shall be five years, and who shall hold office 
until his successor is chosen and confirmed, but subject to 
removal by the mayor and city council at any time for cause. 
The commissioner shall take the place of the present board Board o! health 
of health, which shall thereupon be abolished, and shall re- '^ °'^ 
ceive such compensation as shall be fixed by the city council. 

Section 2. The said commissioner shall have supervision Duties of 
of the public health, city hospitals, with the exception of the '=°"^'"'«^'°"^^- 
Cambridge City Hospital, inspection of milk and vinegar, 
inspection of animals and all other duties now pertaining 
either by statute or by ordinance, to the board of health. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be sub- 
by the city council and approval by the mayor. "ouncu.^et^!*^ 

Approved March 20, 1919. 

An Act to incorpor.\te the jones library, incorporated, Chap. 96 

FOR the purpose OF MAINTAINING A LIBRARY IN THE 
TOWN OF AMHERST. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. George Harris, formerly of Amherst, now Thejones 
of the city, county and state of New York, and John M. incorporated. 
Tyler and George Cutler, Jr., both of Amherst, trustees 



54 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 96. 



May purchase 
land and erect 
a library 
building, etc. 



Giving of 
bond by 
trustees. 



Liability of 
trustees. 



Annual report 
to be made to 
the town, etc. 



Filling of 
vacancies, etc. 



under the will and codicils of Samuel Minot Jones, late of 
Morristown, in the county of Morris and state of New Jersey, 
formerly of said Amherst, and their successors, are hereby 
made a corporation under the name of The Jones Library, 
Incorporated, with the right to receive and administer the 
bequests and endowments to them accruing under said will 
and codicils which provide for founding and maintaining a 
free public library in the said town of Amherst. 

Section 2. The corporation is further authorized to 
purchase, or with the consent of the town given by vote at a 
meeting legally called for the purpose, to acquire by eminent 
domain, a suitable lot of land and to erect thereon a fire- 
proof building for the accommodation of said library, to 
maintain an endowment fund for its support, and to carry 
out and fulfill in all respects, in so far as they relate to said 
library, the provisions of said will and codicils, a certified 
copy of which the trustees are hereby directed to file for 
record in the registry of probate for the county of Hampshire. 

Section 3. The selectmen of said town may, in their 
discretion, require said trustees and their successors to give 
to the corporation, at its expense, a surety company bond, 
either annual or continuing, in such amount as the selectmen 
may from time to time determine, conditioned on their faith- 
ful administration of said trust; but the liability of each 
trustee shall be several and for himself only and not for the 
default of a co-trustee. 

Section 4. The corporation shall, at the close of each 
calendar year, make a report to the town of the state of its 
funds and business. The annual accounts of the corporation 
shall be audited by the town accountant, or by a certified 
public accountant appointed for the purpose by the select- 
men. 

Section 5. Vacancies occurring in the board of trustees, 
by death or otherwise, shall be filled by vote of the town at 
an annual town meeting, and the number of trustees shall 
always be three. A trustee so elected shall hold office for three 
years: yrnmded, however, that at the annual town meet- 
ing next following the death or resignation of the last sur- 
vivor of the original trustees, the town may so arrange and 
fix the term of office of each trustee that one trustee shall 
then and thereafter be elected annually for the term of 
three years. 

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

Approved March 21, 1919. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 97, 98. 55 



An Act to authorize the smith mills christian church Chap. 97 

OF DARTMOUTH TO ACT AS TRUSTEE OF CERTAIN FUNDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. The Smith Mills Christian Church of Dart- Smith muis 
mouth may be appointed trustee under the will of Elizabeth churcfTof 
S. Cummings creating a trust for the care and management may act^as 
of property for its benefit, under the same circumstances, certafn funds. 
in the same manner, and subject to the same control by the 
coiu't having jurisdiction of the matter, as a legally qualified 
person. 

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

Approved March 21, 1919. 

[1871, 182; 1874, 189, 353; 1879, 146; 1885, 61; 1890, 217; 1895, 197; 1897, 209; 1899, 240; 
1912, 453; 1915, 218, Spec; 1918, 127, Spec] 

An Act to provide for biennial elections in the city Chap. 98 
OF somerville. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and forty of the acts 1899,240, §5, 
of eighteen hundred and ninety-nine is hereby amended by *">«"'^'^d- 
striking out section five and substituting the following: — 
Section 5. The municipal election shall take place on the city of sonier- 
fourth Tuesday of December in the year nineteen hundred i^paf'eiection 
and nineteen and on the second Tuesday of December in an^^m"n'«pai 
every second year thereafter. The municipal year shall 
begin on the first Monday of January in each year. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and forty is hereby 1899, 240, § 7, 
further amended by striking out section seven and substi- ^'"'^"'i^'^- 
tuting the following: — Section 7. If there is no choice of vacancies in 
mayor, or if the person elected mayor shall refuse to accept amrarde^men,"^ 
the office or shall die before qualifying, or if a vacancy in ^'^'"^ °^' ®*''^- 
said office shall occur five months or more prior to any regular 
municipal election, the board of aldermen shall forthwith 
order a special election, and the same proceedings shall be 
had in all respects as are hereinbefore provided for the elec- 
tion of a mayor, and shall be repeated until the election of 
a mayor is completed. But if the vacancy in the office of 
mayor shall occur less than five months prior to any regular 
municipal election, it shall be filled by the board of alder- 
men by a majority vote of all its members. If the full num- 
ber of members of the board of aldermen has not been elected, 
or if a vacancy in the office of aldermen shall occur, it shall 



56 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 98. 



1899, 240, § 10, 
amended. 



Board of alder- 
men, election, 
membership, 
term of office, 
etc. 



1899, 240, § 12, 
etc., amended. 



Qualification 
of the 
mayor and 
aldermen. 



1899, 240, § 13, 
amended. 



Board of alder- 
men, organiza- 
tion, etc. 



be filled by the board of aldermen by a majority vote of all 
its members. The person elected to fill such vacancy shall be 
chosen from the ward in which the vacancy occurs. 

Section 3. Said chapter two hundred and forty is hereby 
further amended by striking out section ten and substituting 
the following: — Section 10. The board of aldermen shall 
be composed of twenty-one members, three members from 
each ward, to be elected as follows: Seven aldermen-at- 
large, one being selected from each ward, shall biennially be 
elected by the qualified voters of the city at large, voting in 
their respective wards, and two aldermen shall at the same 
time be elected by and from the ciualified voters of each 
ward. The members of the board of aldermen shall hold 
office for the two municipal years next following their elec- 
tion, or, if elected after the regular municipal election, for the 
remainder of the two municipal years following such regular 
municipal election and until a majority of the new board 
shall be elected and qualified in their stead. 

Section 4. Said chapter two hundred and forty, as 
amended by chapter two hundred and eighteen of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen, is hereby further 
amended by striking out section twelve and substituting the 
following: — Section 12. The mayor-elect and aldermen- 
elect shall on the first Monday of January following the 
regular municipal election, meet and be sworn to the faithful 
performance of their duties. The oath shall be administered 
by the city clerk, or by any justice of the peace, and shall be 
duly certified on the journal of the board of aldermen. At 
any time thereafter the oath may be administered to the 
mayor-elect or to any alderman-elect who was absent or who 
was not then elected. 

Section 5. Said chapter two hundred and forty is hereby 
further amended by striking out section thirteen and sub- 
stituting the following: — Section 13. On the first Monday 
of January in each year the board of aldermen shall meet and 
elect a president and a vice president who shall hold office 
during the municipal year. The mayor, or in his absence 
the oldest in age of the members present, shall call the board 
of aldermen together, and shall preside until a president is 
elected, who shall thereafter preside over the board. The 
vice president shall preside in the absence of the president. 
At any meeting of the board, in the absence of the president 
and vice president, the oldest in age of the members present 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 98. 57 

shall preside until a president pro tempore is elected. The 
city clerk shall be clerk of the board of aldermen. 

Section 6. Said chapter two hundred and forty is hereby i899. 24o, § i4, 
further amended by striking out section fourteen and sub- 
stituting the following: — Section I4. The board of alder- City treasurer. 
men, in January of each year, shall elect a city treasurer, clerk and ' 
who shall be collector of taxes, and a city messenger, who tbn, termdf 
shall hold their respective offices for the term of one year or °^^^' ^^^' 
the remainder thereof, beginning on the first Monday of 
January in the year of their election, and until their respec- 
tive successors are elected and qualified, unless sooner re- 
moved by vote of a majority of all the members of the board, 
taken by ballot. The city clerk shall continue to hold office 
as provided by chapter one hundred and twenty-seven of 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, and in case 
of a vacancy shall be elected by the board of aldermen. 
The city auditor shall continue to hold office as provided by 
chapter three hundred and seventy-three of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and five, and in case of a vacancy shall be 
elected by the board of aldermen. 

Section 7. Said chapter two hundred and fortv is herebv 1^99, 240 § 20, 

,,, •!• • "^ii' amencleil. 

further amended by strikmg out section twenty and sub- 
stituting the following: — Section 20. The executive powers Executive 
of the city shall be vested solely in the mayor, and may be fn m^ayo'^r^^ 
exercised by him either personally or through the several 
officers and boards in their respective departments, under his 
general supervision and control. In case of a vacancy in any 
office to which appointment 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 Term of office 
mayor shall hold office for the two municipal years beginning °^ ""ayor- 
with the first Monday in January following his election, 
unless sooner removed, and until his successor is elected and 
qualified : provided, that if elected to fill an existing vacancy, proviso, 
he shall hold office only for the remainder of the unexpired 
term. 

Section 8. Said chapter two hundred and forty, as 1899, 240, § 28. 
amended by chapter three hundred and fifty-four of the acts ^**'" ^^^^ ^ ' 
of nineteen hundred and four, is hereby further amended by 
striking out section twenty-eight and substituting the fol- 
lowing : — Section 28. The management and control of the School com- 
public schools shall be vested in a school committee, which uon.'^elnber- 
shall exercise the powers conferred and discharge the duties offic^.^duUel 

etc. 



58 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 99. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



imposed by law upon school committees. The committee 
shall consist of the mayor and the president of the board of 
aldermen, ex officiis, neither of whom shall serve as chair- 
man, and fourteen other members two from each ward, 
elected as follows : — Two members from each ward shall 
be elected at each regular municipal election to serve for the 
term of two municipal years next following. Vacancies 
occurring in the school committee shall be filled by a joint 
ballot of the board of aldermen and the school committee, 
the member so elected to be a resident of the ward entitled 
to the new member, and to hold office for the remainder of 
the term. 

Section 9. This act shall be submitted to the quali- 
fied male voters of the city of Somerville at the state election 
in November in the year nineteen hundred and nineteen. 
The vote shall be taken by ballot in answer to the following 
question: "Shall an act passed by the general court in the 
year nineteen hundred and nineteen, entitled 'An Act to 
provide for biennial elections in the city of Somerville', be 
accepted?" 

Section 10. So much of this act as directs its submission 
to the qualified male voters of said city shall take effect upon 
its passage; and if the act is accepted by a majority of the 
voters voting thereon, it shall take full effect. 

Approved March 21, 1919. 



Chap. 99 An Act authorizing the city of pittsfield to pay certain 

MEMBERS OF ITS POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR VOLUNTEER 
SERVICES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Pittsfield may pay to Daniel W. 
Dunn, Francis E. Dwyer, Richard B. Rock, Benjamin M. 
Horton, William J. Toner, James R. Connors, R. Lawrence 
Naughton, Joseph J. Kirvin, Rufus C. Murray, Alfredo P. 
Morano and J. D. McNaughton, members of its police de- 
partment, a total sum not exceeding fourteen hundred and 
eighty-five dollars and fifty cents, as compensation for time 
lost and volunteer service rendered by them. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the city council of the said city, subject to 
the provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the cur- 
rent year. Approved March 21, 1919. 



City of Pitts- 
field may pay 
certain mem- 
bers of its 
police depart- 
ment for volun- 
teer services. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 100, 101. 59 



[1903, 385; 1904, 298; 1907, 185; 1908, 184; 1909, 143, 144; 1910, 233; 1911, 123; 1916, 131, 
Spec; 1917, 173, Spec; 1918, 44, Spec.) 

An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to incur (jhnjj inn 

ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS FOR NEW SCHOOLHOUSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford may incur in- City of New 
debtedness for the purposes mentioned in chapter one hun- incur°addi'-*^ 
dred and seventy-three of the Special Acts of nineteen hun- neJ^''for"new'"^" 
dred and seventeen in a further and additional sum not ex- schooihouses. 
ceeding one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, in excess of 
the statutory limit, and may issue bonds or notes therefor. 
Such bonds or notes shall be denominated on the face thereof, New Bedford 
New Bedford Schoolhouse Loan, Act of 1919, and shall be Loan, Act of 
issued in accordance with all the provisions of said chapter 
one hundred and seventy -three, as affected by chapter forty- 
four of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen. 

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

Approved March 26, 1919. 

[1919, 105, Spec.) 



[1884, 137; 1891, 186; 1894, 441; 1901, 241; 1910, 409; 1911, 153; 1914, 599.] 

An Act to authorize the fire district of the town of ChavAOl 

DALTON TO TAKE AND USE THE WINDSOR RESERVOIR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The fire district of the town of Dalton, for Fire district of 
the purposes mentioned in section one of chapter one hundred DaitoiT may 
and thirty-seven of the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty- theViJidsoT 
four, may take or acquire by purchase or otherwise and hold reservoir. 
the Windsor reservoir, so-called, including the dam, situated 
in the towns of Windsor and Hinsdale, all of the waters flow- 
ing into and from the same, and the waters of the east branch 
of the Ilousatonic river in the town of Windsor; and for the 
purpose of connecting the same with its existing works may 
extend the water pipes of said district into the towns afore- 
said and the town of Dalton; may take or acquire by pur- May take other 
chase or otherwise the water rights connected therewith; and !nents,*'etT 
may also take or acquire by purchase or otherwise and hold 
all lands, rights of way and easements in the towns of Dalton, 
Hinsdale, Cheshire, Peru and Windsor which may be neces- 
sary for collecting, storing, holding, purifying and preserving 
the purity of the water and for conveying the same to any 



m 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 101, 



Proviso. 



May construct 
dams, reser- 
voirs, stand- 
pipes, etc. 



Selectmen to 
direct work. 



Expenses, how 
to be met. 



part of said district: promded, however, that no source of 
water supply and no lands necessary for preserving the 
quality of the water, shall be taken or used without first ob- 
taining the advice and approval of the state department 
of health, and that the situation of all dams, reservoirs, wells 
or other works to be used as sources of water supply under 
this act shall be subject to the approval of said department. 
Said district may construct on the lands acquired under 
the provisions of this act proper dams, reservoirs, standpipes, 
tanks, buildings, fixtures and other structures, and may make 
excavations, procure and operate machinery, and provide 
such other means and appliances, and do such other things 
as may be necessary for the establishment and mainte- 
nance of complete and effective water works; and for that 
purpose may construct wells and reservoirs and establish 
pumping works, and may construct, lay and maintain aque- 
ducts, conduits, pipes and other works under or over any land, 
water courses, railroads, railways and public or other ways, 
and along such ways in the towns of Dalton, Hinsdale, Peru, 
Windsor and Cheshire, in such manner as not unnecessarily 
to obstruct the same; and for the purpose of constructing, 
laying, maintaining, operating and repairing such conduits, 
pipes and other works, and for all proper purposes of this 
act, said district may dig up or raise and embank any such 
lands, highways or other ways in such manner as to cause the 
least hindrance to public travel ; but all things done upon an}^ 
such ways shall be subject to the direction of the selectmen 
of the town in which the ways are situated. The district 
shall not enter upon, construct or lay any conduits, pipes or 
other works within the location of any railroad corporation, 
except at such times and in such manner as it may agree upon 
with the corporation, or, in case of failure so to agree, as may 
be approved by the public service commission. 

Section 2. For the purpose of meeting the expense of 
the additions and improvements herein authorized, the said 
fire district may use the proceeds of any loan or loans made 
in accordance with chapter five hundred and ninety-nine of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, and the provi- 
sions of the said act shall apply to the purposes specifically 
set forth in section one of this act. 

Approved March 26, 1919. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 102, 103. 61 



An Act authorizing the city of pittsfield to pay cer- Chap.102 

TAIN SUMS OF MONEY TO THE WIDOWS OF FRANK CONDRON 
AND MICHAEL BARTELL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Pittsfield may pay to Margaret ^^[1^^^/'"^' 
Condron, widow of Frank Condron, a sum not exceeding sums of "money 
three hundred and seventy six dollars and to Henrietta Frank Con- 
Dartell, widow of Michael Bartell, a sum not exceeding three ]vik:hiT 
hundred and forty-eight dollars, in recognition of services s^'"*""- 
rendered by their respective husbands, members of the police 
department of said city, who died while in the service of the 
city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Tobesub- 
ance by vote of the city council of the said city, subject to the TOuncii/etc!*^^ 
provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance occurs Proviso. 
prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved March 26, 1919. 

[1919, 161, Spec] 



[1911, 545.] 

An Act to authorize the city of Cambridge to incur Chav 103 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ADDITION TO 
ITS CITY HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. For the construction of an addition to the cityofcam- 
city hospital in the city of Cambridge, the said city may incur indebt- 
incur indebtedness, in excess of the statutory limit, to the strTcf an addi- 
amount of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may hos"piuL ^ ^^^^ 
from time to time issue bonds, notes or certificates of indebt- 
edness therefor, which shall be denominated on the face 
thereof, Cambridge City Hospital Loan, Act of 1919, and ch!? nStai 
shall bear interest at such rates as the treasurer of the city j[^j^n. Act of 
may deem necessary, subject to the approval of the mayor. 

Section 2. Except as is otherwise provided herein, the Certain provi- 
provisions or chapter seven hundred and nineteen or the acts apply. 
of nineteen hundred and thirteen and of all acts in amend- 
ment thereof or in addition thereto, shall, so far as they may 
be applicable, apply to the indebtedness hereby authorized 
and to the securities issued therefor. 

Approved March 26, 1919. 



62 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 104, 105. 



City of New 
Bedford may 
incur indebt- 
edness for pur- 
poses of sewer 
construction. 



New Bedford 
Sewer Loan, 
Act of 1919. 



[1907, 184; 1910, 474; 1911, 131; 1912, 76; 1913, 183, 838.] 

C/ia/?. 104 An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to incur 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR PURPOSES OF SEWER CONSTRUCTION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford, for the purpose of 
sewer construction, may incur indebtedness, in excess of the 
statutory limit, to an amount not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor. 
Such bonds or notes shall be denominated on the face thereof, 
"New Bedford Sewer Loan, Act of 1919", shall be signed by 
the treasurer of the city and countersigned by the mayor, 
shall bear interest at a rate to be determined by the city 
treasurer with the approval of the mayor, and shall be payable 
by such annual payments, beginning not more than one 
year after the date thereof, as will extinguish each loan 
within twenty years after its date. The amount of such annual 
payment of any loan in any year shall not be less than the 
amount of the principal of the loan payable in any subse- 
quent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall 
constitute a separate loan. The city may sell the said securi- 
ties at public or private sale, upon such terms and conditions 
as it may deem proper, but not for less than their par value. 

Section 2. The city, at the time of authorizing the said 
loan, shall provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
payments as will extinguish the same within the time pre- 
scribed in this act, and when such provision has been made, 
the amount required therefor shall, without further vote, 
annually be assessed by the assessors of the city, in the same 
manner as other taxes, until the said debt is extinguished. 

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

Approved March 27, 1919. 



Payment of 
loan. 



[1919, 100, Spec] 

Chap.105 An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to incur 
indebtedness for reconstructing and furnishing the 
old high school, so-called. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford, for the purpose of 
renovating, reconstructing, rebuilding, equipping and furnish- 
ing the Old High School building, so-called, situated on 
Summer, Mill, North and Chestnut streets in the said city, 



City of New 
Bedford may 
incur indebted- 
ness to recon- 
struct and 
furnish the 
Old High 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 106. 63 

may incur indebtedness, in excess of the statutory limit, school buiid- 

!• 1 1111 i' 1 11 ing, so-called. 

to an amount not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars, 

and may issue bonds or notes therefor. Such bonds or notes 

shall be denominated on the face thereof, New Bedford School Jf 1^ ? L^f"'"'^ 

Loan No. 2, Act of 1919, shall be signed bv the treasurer of No. 2, Act of 

• CD < ^ 1919 

the city and countersigned by the mayor, shall bear interest 
at a rate to be determined by the city treasurer with the 
approval of the mayor, and shall be payable in such annual 
payments, beginning not more than one year after the date 
thereof, as will extinguish each loan within twenty years after 
its date. The amount of such annual payment of any loan 
in any year shall not be less than the amount of the principal 
of the loan payable in any subsequent year. Each authorized 
issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate loan. The 
city may sell the said securities at public or private sale, upon 
such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but not for 
less than their par value. 

Section 2. The city, at the time of authorizing the said j^an!"^""*^ °^ 
loan, shall provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
payments as will extinguish the same within the time pre- 
scribed in this act, and when such provision has been made, 
the amount required therefor shall, without further vote, 
annually be assessed by the assessors of the city, in the same 
manner as other taxes, until the said debt is extinguished. 

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

Ajjproved March 27, 191.9. 

(1850,102; 1852,141,263; 1859,154; 1867,72; 1878,42; 1886,162; 1890,80; 1896,146; 1899, 
109; 1901, 206, 216; 1907, 255; 1908, 240; 1910, 113, 133, 632.] 

An Act relative to the election of certain trustees (Jji^jj jQg 

OF TUFTS college. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folio ws: 

Section 1. Subject to the provisions of section one of Nomination 
chapter one hundred and forty-one of the acts of eighteen of certain 
hundred and fifty-two, as amended by section one of chapter Tufts College 
two hundred and fifty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred anc^t^vit^^°'^''' 
and seven, and subject to the pro^•isions of section two of said regul-ft^mis 
chapter two hundred and fifty-five, the ten members of the [,°''"'he'li?umni 
trustees of the Tufts College in Medford, incorporated by association. 
said chapter one hundred and forty-one, who are elected by 
the alumni of said college, shall be nominated and elected in 
accordance with rules and regulations formulated by the 
alumni association of Tufts College, acting through its 
executive or other governing board or committee, which 



64 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 107, 108. 



Nomination 
and election 
of trustees 
until adoption 
of rules and 
regulations. 

Repeal. 



shall become effective when approved by the trustees of said 
college. The said rules and regulations may be altered or 
amended at any time in the same manner in which they were 
originally adopted, and shall take effect as altered or amended 
when approved in like manner. 

Section 2. Until said rules and regulations are adopted 
as above provided, said ten members shall be nominated and 
elected in accordance with the provisions of section three of 
said chapter two hundred and fifty-five. 

Section 3. Except for the purposes set forth in section 
two hereof, section three of said chapter two hundred and 
fifty-five is hereby repealed. Approved March 27, 1919. 



[1870, 4; 1890, 122; 1894, 192; 1898, 113; 1904, 290; 1905, 89; 1912, 541.] 

Chap.107 An Act to authorize the museum of fine arts to hold 

ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

In addition to the land now held by the Museum of Fine 
Arts and the buildings erected or which may be erected 
thereon, and the works of art contained therein, the said cor- 
poration may receive by gift, devise, bequest or otherwise, 
and may hold and use for the purposes for which it was 
incorporated, real and personal estate to an amount not 
exceeding ten million dollars. Approved March 27, 1919. 



Museum of 
Fine Arts 
may hold 
additional real 
and personal 
estate. 



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

MATTHEW H. McETTRICK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may pay to Matthew 
H. McEttrick, for more than twenty-two years a clerk and 
deputy collector of said city, now enfeebled and physically 
incapacitated for further duty, 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 the city council of Boston, subject to the provisions of its 
charter, provided that such acceptance occurs prior to the 
thirty-first of December in the current year. 

Approved March 27, 1919. 



City of Boston 
may pension 
Matthew H. 
McEttrick. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 109, 110. 65 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to pension Chap. 109 

JEREMIAH J. CROWLEY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may pay to Jeremiah J. ^aypeMfm^" 
Crowlev, for twenty-seven vears an employee in the depart- Jeremiah j. 

* * ,' , Crowley. 

ment of the collector and ni the department of public works, 
and now incapacitated for further labor, a yearly pension 
equal to one half of the compensation received by him during 
the last year of his employment by the city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- To be sub- 

, i> 1 • •! p 1 • 1 • 1 • 1 mitted to city 

ance by vote or the city council or the said city, subject to the council, etc. 
provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance occurs Proviso. 
prior to December thirty-first of the current year. 

Approved March 27, 1919. 

[1892, 365; 1895, 204, 235, § 18; 1903, 404; 1910, 468.) 

An Act to authorize the town of north attleborough Chav.WO 

TO SUPPLY the town OF PLAINVILLE WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of North Attleborough may Town of North 
supply the town of Plainville with water upon such terms may^'suppfy'the 
and conditions as may be agreed upon by the boards of vm^wi^th''*'"" 
water commissioners of the said towns; and for this pur- ^^t'^'"- 
pose the town of North Attleborough may lay and main- 
tain such pipes as are necessary to connect the existing water 
mains of the two towns at such point or points at or near 
the boundary line between the towns as may be agreed upon ; 
and may construct such other necessary works and apparatus 
for regulating and measuring the flow of water as may be 
necessary or convenient; and for that purpose may dig up 
any public way lying wholly or in part in either of said towns : 
provided, however, that no such way in the town of Plainville Proviso, 
shall be dug up without the consent of the board of selectmen 
of the town of Plainville. The said boards of water com- 
missioners may, by written contract, agree upon the quantity 
of water to be supplied, the method of measurement of the 
same, and the price to be paid therefor, and all other matters 
incidental thereto; and such a contract when duly executed 
by authority of said boards shall be l)inding upon each of the 
said towns for such time as the boards may agree upon, not 
exceeding a period of two years. The said towns may, how- 



66 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 



ever, authorize said commissioners to make a written con- 
tract for a period of not more than ten years. 

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

Approved March 28, 1919. 



Chap. Ill 

Emergency 
preamble. 



Certain 

corporations 

dissolved. 



An Act to dissolve certain corporations. 

Whereas, It is necessary that certain delinquent corpora- 
tions be dissolved before the first day of April in the current 
year; therefore, the following act is hereby declared to be an 
emergency measure, as necessary for the immediate preserva- 
tion of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Such of the following named corporations as 
are not already legally dissolved, are hereby dissolved, sub- 
ject to the provisions of sections fifty-two and fifty-three of 
chapter four hundred and thirty-seven of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and three and amendments thereof: — 



A. B. Beal Construction Company 

A. B. Currier Co., The 

A. C. Leard Company 

A. C. Mathewson Detective Corporation 

A. E. Bryer Contracting Co. 

A. F. Kinney Company 

A-G Company, The 

A. G. Mcintosh Company 

A. Gordon & Co., Inc. 

A. G. Mead Co. 

A. I. Asher & Son Company 

A. Kentros Company, Incorporated 

A. M. Stone Company, The 

A. N. Briggs Company 

A. Preston Thissell Company, The 

A. R. Warfield Co. 

A. S. Knox Company 

A. S. Maddocks, Inc. 

A. T. Spooner Company 

A. Lillian Company 

A. W. Platin Shoe Co. 

A. Willard and Son, Inc. 

Acme Amusement Co. 

Acme Grocery Company 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. HI. 67 

Acushnet Process Company SrSations 

Aerial Contracting Company, The dissolved. 

Aetna Button Company 

Alban Theatrical Company 

Alden & Russell Incorporated 

Aldson Food Products Company 

Alexander Amusement Company 

Alger Company, The 

Allan-Gordon Company 

AUston Realty Associates, Incorporated 

Alpha Company 

American Candy Corporation 

American Cap Company 

American Cement Ship Co. 

American Cushion Skate Company 

American Fireworks Sales Company 

American Flour & Export Company 

American Fruit Company 

American Ink Company 

American-International Company 

American Live Stock Co. 

American Machine Gun Company 

American-Oriental Engineering & Construction Com- 
pany 

American Pop Corn Works Inc. 

American Putty Company 

American Sporting Goods Company 

American Stationery Company 

American Wharf Company 

Amesbury Body Company 

Amherst Co-operative Supply Association, The 

Anchor Amusement Company 

Argo Tile and Pottery Co., The (1917) 

Artcraft Enamel Company 

Arthur L. Race Company, The 

Arthur W. Crane Company 

Ashland Warehousing Company 

Ashman Drug Company 

Atlantic Chicle Company 

Atlantic Contracting & Supply Co. 

Atlantic Hide and Leather Company 

Atlantic Machinery Co. 

Atlantic Maritime Shipbuilding & Navigation Companv, 
The 



68 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. Ill, 

cSorations Atlantic Motor and Supply Company (Inc.) 

dissolved. Atlantic Sales Corporation 

Atlas Sheet Metal Works (Inc.) 

Atlas Yarn Company 

Atwood Fruit Product Company 

Atwood Specialty Company 

Audiphone Company 

Austin Shoe Repair Company 

Auto Buyers' Finance Company 

Auto-Rilla Company, The 

Auto Sales Company Inc. 

Automatic Electric Train and Station Annunciator 
Company, The 

Automatic Gaslighting Equipment Company 

Automobile Commercial Association, Inc. (1918) 

Automobile Legal Association 

Autophone Company of New England 

Ayer Machine Tool Company 

Aztec Distributing Co. 

B & G Shoe Company 

B. & K. Co. 

B. L. Roberts Company, The 

B. Spector Company 

B. T. Mowry Inc. 

Bachman Garage Co. 

Backus Corporation, The 

Bah an Co. 

Baker Engineering Corporation 

Balfour Company, The 

Ballantine Breweries Company 

Bankers Cattle Loan & Farm Mortgage Company 

Banner Baking Co. 

Baron von Palm Studio, Inc. 

Barron Furniture Company (1913) 

Bartels & Thelen Company 

Bartol Life Saving Apparatus Co., Inc. 

Basle Adams Engineering Company 

Bates C. Litch Construction Company 

Bateswood Knitting Company 

Bay Head Orchard Company 

Bay State Chemical Company 

Bay State Diamond Company 

Bay State Fishing Company 

Bay State Heel Company 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 69 

Bav State Investment Company Certain 

•^ r- 1/ corporations 

Bay btate Rubber Company dissolved. 

Bay State Spinning Company 

Bay State Tray Company 

Bay State Trust Company 

Bay View Auto Parts Company 

Beacon Hill Corporation 

Beacon Hill Shoe Company 

Beacon Securities Company 

Beacon Souvenir Post Card Company 

Beacon Tire Company of Boston 

Beaver Brook Foundation Company 

Bedell Incorporated 

Bedford Coal & Grain Company 

Belchertown Laundry & Supply Company 

Belle Bryce Gemmel Company, The 

Bellevue Cab Company, The 

Bellevue Hotel Company, The 

Belmont Amusement Company 

Belmont Stone and Sand Company 

Benson Trucking Company 

Berkowitz & Raphel, Inc. 

Berkshire Steam Laundry Company 

Bernhard Boiler Company 

Bernner and Thompson Inc. 

Best & Company Inc. 

Beverly Garage and Automobile Company, The 

Beverly Mattress Company, The 

Beverly Supply Company 

Bittel-Heifetz Company 

Black Island Granite Associates, The 

Blacmont Lumber Company 

Blake- Alden-Keenan Company 

Blandford Cooperative Creamery Exchange 

Blanking Machine Company 

Bleak House Association 

Blue Hill Quarry Company 

Bolander and Parker Shoe Company 

Bonded Products Company 

Bonnie Brae Farms Inc. 

Boo-Bok Library Company 

Boston Acetylene Generator Company 

Boston Amusement Company, The 

Boston Artesian Well Company 



70 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 

Sorations Bostoii Brokerage Company 

dissolved. Boston Chiropodists, Incorporated 

Boston Clothing Co. 

Boston Coat Front Company 

Boston Copper-Back Mirror Co, 

Boston Express Exchange (Incorporated) 

Boston Finance and Realty Company 

Boston Flour Company 

Boston Foundry Company 

Boston Gore and Web Manufacturing Company 

Boston Grand Opera Company 

Boston Handle Corporation 

Boston Holding Company 

Boston Humus Company 

Boston Lace and Silk Company 

Boston Live Poultry Co. 

Boston Metal Fireproofing Company 

Boston Museum Corporation 

Boston Paper Specialty Company 

Boston Parcel Delivery Company 

Boston Photo Engraving Company 

Boston Pocket Manual Company 

Boston Pottery Company 

Boston Sanitary Wagon Company 

Boston Selling Co. 

Boston Snap Fastener Company 

Boston Spray Company 

Boston vStandard Coat and Suit Company 

Boston Steamship Company 

Boston Transfer Company, The 

Boston Transportation Co. 

Boston Wrench Co. 

Boudoir Slipper Co., Inc. 

Boulevard Pharmacy (1912) 

Bow Ridge Development Company, The 

Bowe Shoe Repair Inc. 

Bower & Bartlett Company 

Bowker Torrey Company, The 

Boyajian's Pharmacy 

Boylston Dental Manufacturing Company 

Boylston Teaming Company 

Boynton Coal Company (Incorporated) 

Braintree Car Renting Company 

Brant Rock House Co. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 71 

Brenner-Myers Company Sfrpomtions 

Brewer's Drug Store, Inc. dissolved. 

Bristol Electric Company 

British-American Tailors, Inc. 

Broadfield Poultry Farm, Inc. 

Broadway Extension Poultry Company, The 

Broadway Garage Inc. of South Boston 

Brockton Cold Storage and Warehouse Co. 

Brockton Heel Company (1907) 

Brockton Oil Co. 

Brockton Shoe Company 

Brockton Sole Leather Mat Company 

Brooker Building Finish Company, The 

Brookfield Realty Company, The 

Brookline Taxi Company 

Brotherhood Realty and Construction Corporation 

Brown Folding Stool Company 

Brown-Hovvland Corporation 

Brunell Electrotype Company 

Brunswick Woolen Mills 

Bunker Amusement Company 

Burns-Crowley Company 

Burrill Tire Tool Company, The 

Burton Company, The 

Business Men's Waste Company 

Butler Products Company, The 

C & C Shoe Company 

C. B. Proctor Company 

C. B. Wiggin Company 

CD. Lyons Company 

C E. Goddard Company 

C. H. Arkerson Co. 

C. H. Buchanan Teaming & Rigging Company 

C. I. Nesmith Company 

C. J. Miers and Son Incorporated 

C. S. Pierce Skiving Machine Company 

C. W. Ware, Inc. 

Cairnes and Company Incorporated 

Cairo Blenders, Limited, The 

Cambridge Standard Publishing Company 

Cameo Sales Company, Inc. 

Campello Fruit Company 

Canadian Atlantic Coal Company, Limited 

Cape Ann Building Company 



72 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 

Certain Capital Chemical Corapanv 

corporations /^ i t i /irki-"\ 

dissolved. Carbone, Incorporated (1910 

Cardon- Webster Shoe Company, Inc. 

Carey Realty Company 

Carey, Shackford Company 

Carl B. Brown Company, Incorporated 

Carletonwood Motor Mart, Inc. 

Carlson and Jacobson Company 

Carolina Gas & Electric Company 

Carreiro Massage Parlors, Inc. 

Carruth Bowling Alleys, Inc. 

Caverly Automobile Company 

Central Cone Company 

Central Directory Middlesex County Nurses and Forbes 

School of Nursing for Trained Attendants, Inc. 
Central Engraving Co. 
Central Garage, Inc. 

Century Cloak & Suit Manufacturing Co. 
Century Millers' Agents, Inc. 
Chadwick Square Garage, Inc. 
Chain Stores Securities Corporation 
Chalmers Motor Company of New England 
Chandler Comb Machine Company 
Chant Oil Company 
Chardon St. Stables, Inc. 
Charles Baker Company 
Charles S. Cogley Inc. 
Charles W. Blake Company 
Charles West Lumber Company 
Charlesgate Club, Inc. (1912) 
Charter Baking Co., The 
Chelsea National Associates Inc., The 
Chicopee Dry Goods Company, The 
Chicopee Gas Company 
Chimes Spa Company 
Christian Register Association 
Churchill Motor Company 
City Square Garage, Inc. 
Clark Body Company 
Clerk Leather Co. 

Clinton Textile Manufacturing Company 
Coastal Towing and Shipping Co., The 
Coburn Manufacturing Company, The 
Coca Cola Bottling Company of Boston 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 73 

Coca Cola Bottling Co., of Springfield, Mass. roTporations 

Colburn and Grant Company dissolved. 

Colby Box Toe Co. 

Colby Motor Car Company 

Colene Company, The 

Colonial Cloak & Suit Company 

Colonial Club Associates Inc. 

Colonial Handkerchief Company 

Colonial Importing Co. 

Colonial Lyceum Bureau Inc. 

Colonial Rubber Company 

Columbia Automatic Street Lighting Company 

Columbia Realty Company 

Columbus Motor Company 

Common Interstate Express Company 

Commonwealth Film Company 

Commonwealth Hotel, Inc. 

Commonwealth Market Inc. 

Commonwealth Teaming & Rigging Co. Inc. 

Community Ranch, Inc. 

Composite Building & Construction Co., Inc. 

Conant Chapin Co. 

Congress Leather Company 

Congress Mills, Inc., The 

Connecticut Valley Amusement Company 

Connecticut Valley Machine Co. 

Conner Implement Company 

Connolly Lumber Company 

Consignors' Union, Inc., The 

Consolidated Construction Company, The 

Consolidated P^ilm and Amusement Co. 

Continental Asbestos Corporation 

Continental Construction Co. 

Cooper & Cooper Company 

Co-operative Real Estate C^ompany 

Co-operative Slaughtering and Rendering Company of 

Massachusetts. 
Co-operative Society of Bank Men 
Copley Realty Corporation 
Corash Fashion Tailoring Company 
Cornelius Callahan Company, The 
Corrigan & Palmer Company 
Cosmopolitan Leather Company 
Cote Piano Manufacturing Company 



74 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 



Certain 
corporations 



Cottage Park Hotel Company (1914) 
dissolved. Cotter Company, The 

Cotuit Grangers Co-operative Exchange 

Creditor's Protective League of New England Inc., The 

Crescendo Publishing Company 

Crescent Bottling Company, Incorporated, The 

Crescent Shoe Company 

Criterion Hat Co. 

Crocker-Graves Company 

Crompton Motor Carriage Works 

Cromwell Oil Company 

Crow Motor Car Co. of New England 

Crowell Machine Company 

Crowley Company, The 

Cuban Agricultural Company of Massachusetts 

Cuban Portland Cement Company 

Cuddy Amusement Co., Inc. 

Cullen Brothers Company 

Cummings Button Works 

Cummings Shoe Company 

Cunningham-Graham Company 

Curt Merrill Co., The 

Curtis Associates of Jamaica Plain, Inc. 

Curtis Provision Company 

Cut Price Auto Supply Co. 

Cutter Tower Company 

D and S Manufacturing Companv, The 

D. H. Baldwin Co. 

D. L. Marshall Sales Company 

D. W. Donegan Co. 

D. W. Pingree Company, The 

Daggett and Curry Company 

Daly Music Publisher, Inc. 

Dan O'Dea Motor Car Company 

Dane-Horlick Company, Incorporated 

D'Arcy and Sons Company 

David Irving Company 

David J. Sheehan Company 

Davis & Company, Incorporated 

Davis Chemical Manufacturing Co. 

Davis Hardware Manufacturing Company 

De-La-Mode Fur Company 

DeLong Brothers, Inc. 

De Meritte School (inc.) 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 75 

Deal Plumbing & Heating Company S-S"tions 

Dean Wire Goods Company dissolved. 

Deerfield & Sunderland Farmers Co-operative Exchange 

Deerfield River Electric Light Company. 

Del Oro Fruit Co. 

Demars Allen Company 

Devir & Company, Inc. 

Dexter Manufacturing Company, The 

Diamond-Scholl Corporation 

Diamond Shoe Company of Mass. 

Dickinson Manufacturing Company 

Dietz Baking Company, The 

Direct Export Company 

Direct Sales Company 

Directory Publishing Company 

Dixon Tool Company of Massachusetts 

Dr. P. D. Estabrook, Inc. 

Dr. I. Rosenberg Boston Dental Institute, Inc. 

Dodson Co. 

Donald Co. 

Dorchester Auto Repair Company 

Dorchester Leather Company 

Doremus & Co., Inc. 

Dorsey Manufacturing Company 

Dow Surgical Battery Company 

Dowling Iron and Steel Company 

Druggists' Supply Co., The 

Dry Ink Manufacturing Company, The 

Durgin Combrush Company 

Durgin, Jacobs Company 

Duval Spring Tire Company, The 

E. B. Lime Company 

E. C. Howlett Company 

E. E. Cole Silver Company 

E. E. Forbes Co. 

E. E. Lincoln Shoe Companv 

E. F. Stockwell, Inc. 

E. G. Chute Company (inc.) 

E. G. Leopoulos Companv 

E. J. Pitt Co. 

E. L. Sampson & Brothers Contracting Company 

E. P. Chandler Company 

E. R. C. Manufacturing Company 

Eagle Cigar Ass'n. (Inc.) 



76 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 

5-porations Eagle Manufacturing Company, The 

dissolved. Earle Provision Company 

East Boston Dry Dock Company 

East Boston Garage Inc. 

East India Herb Company 

East Mountain Water Company 

Eastern Ave. Garage, Incorporated, The 

Eastern Excavating Company 

Eastern Foundry Supply Company 

Eastern Fruit and Nut Orchard Company 

Eastern Home Building Association Inc. of Taunton, 
Massachusetts. 

Eastern Industrial Workers' Publishing Co., Inc. 

Eastern Interstate Express Company 

Eastern Machine and Iron Company 

Eastern Massachusetts Realty Corporation 

Eastern Pharmacal Company. 

Eastern Produce Sales Company 

Eastern Supply Co. 

Eastondale Company 

Economizer & Supply Company, Inc. 

Economy Ignition Company 

Economy' Trolley & Bushing Company 

Edwin S. Woodbury Company 

Egleston Pliunbing and Heating Co., Inc. 

822 North Broad Street Supply Company 

Electric Game Board Company 

Eli k Falk Lock & Key Manufacturing Company, (Inc.) 

Ellis Hydrate Company, The 

Elm Drug Company 

Elm Garage Co., The 

Elmwood Farm, Inc. 

Elvira Mining Company 

Emblem Jewelry Manufacturing Company, Inc. 

Emery & Preble Incorporated 

Emile Bernat Company 

Emo Aseptic Products Company 

Empire Sales Company 

Endicott Cloak & Suit Company 

Equitable Loan Company 

Equity Corporation, The 

Erpert-Halpern Co., Inc. 

Erwa Chemical ]\Ifg. Company 

Essex Beverage Co. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. HI. 77 

Essex Interstate Express Company rorporations 

Essex Lumber Company dissolved. 

Essex Shoe Company 

Essex Shoe Trimming Company 

Eureka Company, Inc. 

Eureka Press, Inc. 

Everett Manufacturing and Supply Co., The 

Everset Products Company 

Ewig and Kattler Realty Company 

Excel Manufacturing Company 

Expert Stock Market Service Company 

Export Associates, Inc. 

F. & C. Chemical Company, Incorporated, The 

F & H Manufactin-ing Company 

F. C. Creber & Son, Inc. 

F. H. Gross Company 

F. H. Woodman Company, The 

F. L. Woodbridge Box Company 

F. M. Crosby Company 

F. S. Valentine Company 

F. W. Fletcher & Co., Inc. 

F. W. Freeman Company 

Factory Cash Shoe Store, Inc. 

Fairfield Farm Incorporated 

Falconer & Feely Co. 

Fall River Motor Equipment Company 

Fall River Theatres Company, The 

Famous Players Film Company of New England 

Farmers Milk Company 

Farmer's Shoe Shop, Inc. 

FarwellA^ose Company 

Fauci Oil Company 

Fe-Bo Manufacturing Co. Inc. 

Federal Express Company, The 

Federal Heating Company Inc. 

Federal Investment ^Association, Inc. 

Federal Lunch Company 

Fellows & Duckworth Co. Inc. 

Felthide Company, The 

Fenton Brook Farm Company 

Fess Rotary Oil Burner and Liquid Fuel Co. 

Field Lumbert Company 

Fina Floyd & Tiffany Co. 

Fisk Manufacturing Company 



78 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 

Sorations Forelgn-Amerlcaii Trading Co. 

dissolved. Port Hill Chemical Company 

Foster Realty Company, The 

Foster Syndicate Inc. 

Framingham Shoe Company 

Francis A. Niccolls & Company, Inc. 

Francis N. Woodman and Company, Incorporated 

Franco Real Estate Company, Inc. 

Frank A. Messenger, Inc. 

Frank Ganter Company 

Frank Kennedy Company 

Frank P. Anthon\' Motor Sales Company 

Frank R. Alford Mfg. Co. 

Frank W. Wasson, Inc. 

Frankel and Goodman Corporation of Lowell, The 

Franklin Housing Association, Inc. 

Franklin Howes Medicine Company 

Franklin P. Winston Company 

Franklin Specialty Company 

Fraternal Building Association Inc., The 

Fred D. Williams Pharmacy, Inc. 

Fred G. Bowman Company 

Fred W. Nash Company 

Freedman, Stein Co. 

Freeman Brothers, Incorporated 

French Gown & Dressmaking Shop, Inc. 

Frenders Haberdashery Inc. 

Frender's Hat Store, Inc. 

Friend Machine Co., The 

Frost Garden Company Inc., The 

Frost Ice Company, The 

Fuller Electric Company, The 

Fuller Root Beer Co. 

Furbush-Davis Piano Co. 

G. A. Monroe Company 

G. F. Hinkley CompanV, The 

G. H. Brown Company 

G. H. Empev & Co. Inc. 

G. H. Reed,' Inc. 

G. L. Manchester Company 

Gale Investment Co. 

Gale Lumber Company 

Galeno Drug Company 

Gallant Company, The 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 79 

Gallinger Construction Co. Sf/^tions 

Garran Company dissolved. 

Gay Amusement Company Inc., The 

Gem Music Shop, Inc. 

General Fibre Board Company 

General Machine Products Company 

General JVIanufacturing & New System Advertising 

Company 
George A. Goodrich Company, The 
George A. McRae Company 
George E. Double Company 
Geo. F. Daniels Corporation 
Geo. H. Stoner Co., The 
George W. Gale Lumber Company 
George W. Olney Woolen Company 
Georgetown Farms Inc. 
Georgian Company, The 
Gibbons Commercial Body Company 
Gibson Bedstead Company 
Gifford Motor Car Co. 
Gilbert Normal School of Dancing, The 
Gillmore and Company Incorporated 
Gilman Game Board Company of Massachusetts 
Gilmore Hotel Company, The 
Gleasondale Shop, Inc. 
Globe Fish Company 
Globe Specialty Co. 
Globe Upholstering Co. 
Globe Wine Company, The 
Gloucester Hospital, Inc. 
Gloucester Windlass Company 
Godfrey Last Company 
Goepper Brothers Company 
Goldberg & Frye Company 
Golden Gate Film Company 
Golden Manufacturing Company 
Goldman Company, Inc., The 
Gordon & Woodman Co. 
Gorham and Stacy, Corp'n 
Gorham Plumbing and Heating Company 
Gott, Stahl Co. 

Gould Storage Battery Company of Massachusetts 
Granite State Bobbin and Lumber Company 
Granite State Tap & Die Company, The 



80 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 

SrS^ations Great Ceylon Tea Co., Inc. (1916) 

dissolved. Great Ceylon Tea Company, Inc., The (1917) 

Great M. & J. Economy Stores, Inc., The 

Greater Boston Terminal Company 

Greater New York Pickle Works Inc. 

Green Instrument Company 

Green Mountain Realty Company 

Greene ]\Ifg. Company 

Green's Pharmacy 

Greenwood's Walpole Garage, Inc. 

Grimes Transfer Company 

Griswoldville Manufacturing Company (1840) 

Grove Hall Associates, Inc. 

Guaranty Auto Supply Company 

Guaranty IVIotor Truck Company 

Gustaf Johnson Company 

H. A. k M. L. Dolan Company 

H. A. Thompson Company, The 

H & D Leather Company 

H. & L. Compounding Company 

H & R Manufacturing Co. 

H. B. Budding Company 

H. C. Ravnes Incorporated 

H. E. Page Motor Co. ' 

H. G. Butt Manufacturing Company 

H. G. Jordan Company 

H. O. Rogers Silver Company 

H. S. Waite Company 

H2O Sales Company 

Hadlev Lighting Company 

Hall Publishing Co., The 

Halstead and Pierson, Inc. 

Hamilton Orchards, Inc. 

Hamilton Seam Face Granite Co. 

Hampden Motor Truck Company 

Hampden Plate & Window Glass Company 

Hampton Co-operative Creamery Association 

Hans M. Johnson Company 

Hardman Tire & Rubber Co. of Boston 

Hardware Specialty Mfg. Co. 

Harmon-Dahl Co. 

Harmon Wastcoat Dahl Co. 

Harriman Engine Company 

Harry Fosdick Inc. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 81 

Harry L. Berman, Inc. SSrations 

Harry Mann Leather Company dissolved. 

Hartley Clock Company 

Harvard News and Fruit Shop, Incp. 

Hastings Laundry Co. 

Hastings Sporting Shoe Company 

Hathaway Auto Co. Inc. 

Ha\Trhill Hat Manufacturing Company, Inc. 

Haverhill Rapid Transit Company 

Ilawley-Cowan Co., The 

Hawthorne Pharmacy, Inc. 

Haynes Construction Company 

Haynes, Porter & Co., Inc. 

Health Games Company 

Heath Square Storage Warehouse Company 

Hebrew Co-Operative Association of Lowell, Inc., The 

Heintzemann Press, The 

Henry S. Clark, Incorporated 

Henry S. Levitt Gold Dental Company 

Henry W. Wellington Company 

Hibernian Publishing Co., The 

Plide & Skin Importing (Vmipany 

Higginson-Sears Corporation 

Highgas Shoe Co. Inc. 

Highland Avenue Pharmacy, Inc. 

Highland Grocery Store, Inc. 

Hillside Taxicab Company 

Hjorth Lathe and Tool Company 

Hold-Xo-Fone Company 

Holliston Gravel and Concrete Company 

Holyoke Carbon Paper Company 

Holyoke Sugar Company 

Home Interstate Express Company, The 

Home Made Cand\' Company 

Home Realty Associates, Incorporated 

Hooper, Waters Company 

Hoosac Worsted Mills 

Hopkins & Allen Arms Company 

Hopkins & Allen Machine Gun Company 

Horrigan & Doe Co. (April 12, 1917) 

Hotel & Tourist Company, The 

Hotel Henking Company 

Hub Association, Incorporated 

Hub Book Binding and Supply Company 



82 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 

Sorations Hub Mattrcss Company 

dissolved. Hub Merchandise Company 

Hub Optical Co. 

Hub Real Estate Corporation 

Hub Sign Co., Inc. 

Hubbard & Leonard, Inc. 

Huber-Hodgman Printing Press Company, The 

Hu-man-ic Shoe Company 

Huntt and Cary Company 

Hurwitch Inc. 

Huss Baking Company 

Hussey Company Incorporated 

Hutchings Organ Company 

Hyde Park Amusement Company 

Hyde Park Housing Association, Inc. 

Hyman M. Goldstein, Incorporated 

Idea Press, The 

Ideal Marble & Mosaic Co., Inc. 

Ideal Specialty Co., Inc. 

Ideal Steam Trap Company 

Idylewilde Farm Company 

Illuminated Advertising Company 

Imperial Oil Company 

Imperial Pure Food Company, Inc. 

Improved Plastic Slate Roofing Company 

Independent Furniture Company 

Ind. Hebrew Butchers, Inc. 

Independent Interstate Express Company 

Independent Leather Company 

Independent Oil Company 

Industrial Laboratories Corporation 

Industrial Woolen Clipping Co., Inc. 

Inman wSquare Amusement Company 

Insurance Auto Service, Inc. 

International Grocery and Provision Corporation 

International Hide Company 

International Manufacturing and Supply Company 

International Shade Company 

International Tailoring Co-operative Association 

International Trading Company 

International Vegetable Oil Company 

Interstate and International Springer Heirs Association, 
Incorporated, The 

Interstate Express Company 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 83 

Inter-State Plumbing & Heating Co., The S-^rations 

Isaac I. Katz & Co. Inc. dissolved. 

Isotone Company, The 

J. Arthur Bean Drug Company 

J. B. Millet Publishing Company 

J. B. Woodruff, Incorporated 

J. D. Bee's Sons, Inc. 

J. D. Mclntyre Company, The 

J. E. Abbott Co. 

J. E. Bowers Manufacturing Company 

J. F. Cobb, Inc. 

J. F. Parker Company 

J. H. Robinson Company, The 

J. Jackson & Company, Incorporated 

J. K. Taylor INIanufacturing Company 

J. L. Chalifoux Company 

J. L. McDonald Co. 

J. M. Andrews and Son Company 

J. M. Perrine, Inc. 

J. N. Smith, Inc. 

J. Nicholas Company 

J. R. Smith Company 

J. Spindel, Incorporated 

J. T. Slocomb Company 

J. T. Wiswell Company 

Jacobson, Miller & Bushner, Inc. 

Jamaica Auto Livery Incorporated 

James Cole Company 

James W. Hitchings Company (1915) 

Jels Pharmacal Company 

Jenks-Williams Paving Co. 

Jenney Electric Company, Inc. 

Jewett Shoe Company 

Jewish Publishing Company of New England 

John B. Byrne Incorporated 

John Burnett and Company, Incorporated 

John H. Daniels & Son, Inc. 

John H. Fowler Co. 

John H. Witts Co. 

John J. Toomey Co. 

John L. Sullivan INIotion Picture Co. 

John M. Noonan Company, The 

John Swaine Iron-Works Company 

John W. West Co. 



84 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 

Certain Johnson & Companv Inc. 

corporations _ , k ' ' r^ 

dissolved. Johnstoii Aviatioii Company 

Journal Newspaper Company 
Kampe-Robbins Company 
Kearney Race Company 
Keeney-Brigham Company, The 
Keighley Metal Ceiling & Roofing Co. 
Keith Realty Company 
Kenerson Oil Co., Inc. 
Kenny Clark Company 
Kershaw-Williams Company 
Kilgore Motor Starter Company 
Kilgour's Incorporated 
King Contracting Company 
King Engraving Company 
King Manufacturing Company 
King Rubber Company 
Kingsbury Saltmarsh Company 
Kingston Bias Binding Company 
Kirby Company, Inc. 
Kistler Leather Company 
Kleanol Brush Co. 
Klebart & Steinberg (Inc.) 
Klein Manufacturing Company 
Klens-It Manufacturing Co. 
Knight Amusement Co. Inc. 
Knox Hill Water Company 
Kottage Kandy Kitchen Inc. 
Kravit Company, The 
L. Bray ton & Co. Inc. 
L. D. Litch Building Company 
L. D. Thayer Manufacturing Company, The 
L. Wolfson's Sons (Corporation) 
Labor Review Publishing Company 
Lady Betty, Inc. 
Lake Worth Developing Co. 
Landers Restaurant Company 
Langham Garage, Inc. 
Langham Motor Car Co. 
Larrabee-Rawlinson Company 
Lawrence Textile Mills 
Lenox Drug Company 
Lenox Veterinary Medicine Company, The 
Leominster Electric Company 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 85 

Leslie Manufacturlns; Companv Certain 

T • I 1 -I- T-> 1 !• 1 • /"I " corporations 

Lettish Socialist 1 ublishing ( ompany dissolved. 

Levant Trading Company 

Le\'er Cream Separator Company 

Levy Brothers Company 

Lewis A. Brown & Co. Inc. 

Lewis Glick Company 

Lewis Medicine Company, The 

Liberty Arms Corporation 

Liberty Bee Community Singers, Inc. 

Liberty Bread Shop inc., The 

Liberty Express Company 

Liberty Film Corp'n 

Liberty Garment Manufacturing Co. 

Liberty Grocery Company, Inc. 

Liberty Manufacturing Company 

Liberty Upholstering Co. 

Light Publishing Company 

Lincoln Amusement Company 

Linden Drug & Chemical Co. 

Lithuanian Ateitis Co-operative Association, The 

Littlefields Incorporated 

Lockwood Compound Co. 

Lockwood Manufacturing Company 

Lombard Cardin Corporation 

Longley and Rackliff, Inc. 

Los Indios Grapefruit Plantations, Inc. 

Louis G. Destremps and Sons Incorporated 

Louis J. Maney Company 

Lovells (Inc.) 

Lovemoney's, Inc. 

Lovewell-Withington Garage Company 

Lowe Garage Company 

Lowell Cement Brick Company 

Lowell Construction Company Incorporated 

LowtII Delicatessen Supply Company, The 

Lowell Lithuanian Co-operative Association, Inc. 

Lowell Tag & Label Co. 

Loxol Sales Co. 

Ludlow Novelty Company 

Lynch's Pleasant Theatre Inc. Worcester, Mass. 

Lynn Baseball Club Inc. 

Lynn Box Company 

Lynn Cigar Manufacturing Company 



86 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 

Srpomtions Lynn Medicine Company, Inc. 

dissolved. Lynn Section, Electrical Contractors' Association, Inc. 

Lynnfiekl Chemical Company 

M. A. Hanigan Company 

M. A. Tozier Company 

M. & H. Co. 

M. &. M. Jewelry Co., Inc. 

M. E. Maloney Company 

M. F. Hanson & Company, Incorporated 

M. J. Laporte, Incorporated 

M. Mindick Company 

M. Mishel & Son Leather Company 

M R Flooring Company, Inc., The 

M. S. Garage Company, Inc. 

M. S. Palmer Company 

MacBrine Grain Co., The 

MacDonald Ice Cream Company, The 

MacKenzie & Temple Company 

Mac Motor Car Company 

Macdonald Mfg. Co. 

Maclaughlin's Market, Inc. 

Madame Achard School for Girls, Incorporated, The 

Madame Francis Corporation 

Magic Theatre Company 

Magnolia Wharf Corporation 

Magnus Construction Co, 

Main Belting Company 

Maine Fur Ranching Company 

Maine Lime Company 

Majestic Paint Co. 

Maiden Crispette Co. 

Maiden Free Press, Inc. 

Maiden Motor Sales Co. 

Maiden Rubber Shoe Company 

Maloine Chemical Company, Incorporated 

Manchester Sugar Company 

Manhattan Market Company 

Manhattan Shirt Co. of Massachusetts, The 

Manhattan Shoe Lace Co., Inc. 

Mann's Cap, Inc. 

Mann's Pond Mill Co. 

Mansfield Optical Company 

Manufacturers Mercantile Company 

Manufacturers Shoe Syndicate, Inc., The 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 87 

Maplewood Square Garage, Inc. Certain 

Marchand Restaurant Co. dissolved. 

Marcy Motor Company 

Margot, Inc. 

Maricopa Oil and Development Company 

Marion Street Garage Company 

Market Poultry Company 

Marlboro Repository Inc. 

Marshall J. Root Company 

Marsh's Stables, Inc. 

Marthas Vineyard Oyster Company 

Martin and Company, Inc. 

Marvello Company, The 

Mason Manufacturing Company 

Mass. Ave. Garage Co. 

Massachusetts Experimental & Construction Co. 

Massachusetts Garage Association, Incorporated 

Massachusetts Heating and Supply Company 

Massachusetts Holding Co. 

Massachusetts Interstate Express Company 

Massachusetts Machinery Co. 

Massachusetts Metal Polish Company 

Mass. Military Ranges, Inc. 

Massachusetts Mining Company, Inc. 

Massachusetts Novelty Company 

Massachusetts Pork Products Company 

Massachusetts Profit Sharing Plan Inc. 

Massachusetts Radium and Thorium Institute 

Massachusetts Realty Corporation 

Massam Company, Incorporated 

Master Combination Lock Co. 

Mattapan Coal & Storage Company 

Mattapan Realty Company, Inc. 

Maurice J. Watson Company 

May Manton Pattern Company, Inc. 

Mayer-McClellan Company 

McCarthy & Gifl'ord, Inc. 

McCarthy-Mever Motor Company 

McConnell & Co. Inc. 

Mclndoe- Whitney Company 

McMillan Bros. Co. 

Meadow Lunch Incorporated 

Measures Company 

Mechanical Tire Company of America . ' 



88 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 

Certain Mecliaiiic's Building Company 

corporations ,0,1 (.•!• /^ r- ^ 

dissolved. Medneld bilica ( ompany 

Melrose Club Stables Company 

Melrose Rubber Company 

Melton Fountain Mop Company 

Melville Realty Co. 

Mercantile Information Agency Inc. 

Merchants' Baking Company 

Merchants Buffet Lunch Company 

Merchants Co-operative Advertising Company 

Merrimack Counter Company, Inc. 

Metropolitan Garage, Inc., The 

Metropolitan Gravel Company 

Metropolitan Raincoat Company 

Middleboro Steam Laundry (Incorporated) 

Middlesex Cooperative Company, Inc., The 

Middlesex County Creamery Company Inc. 

Middleton Land Company 

Military Historian and Economist Company, The 

Millbury Crash Company 

Miller Carburetor Sales Company of New England, Inc. 

Millis Improvement Company 

Milton Chemical Co. 

Milton Cotton & Woolen Company 

Mineral Products Company, The 

Mitchell Auto Co. 

Modern 25^ Store Co. 

Mohawk Iron & Metal Company 

Molinos "La Victoria" Company 

Moody Bridge Garage, Inc., The 

Morgan & Powers, Inc. 

Morgan-Bond Company 

Morgan Realty Company 

Morning Star Film Company, The 

Mortgage Security Company, The 

Moulton Forbes Co., The 

Mount Desert Granite Co. 

Mt. Holyoke Tissue Mills 

Munn-Nichols Company, The 

Muslar Machinery Company 

Mutual Investment Company 

Mutual Realty Company of Marion 

Myles Byrne Co. 

Myron L. Fuller Cranberry Company 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 89 

N. E. Biological Laboratories, Inc. S-porations 

N. E. Commercial Car Corp. dissolved. 

N. F. Gorman Shoe Company 

N. Y. Tire & Supply Co. 

Nantucket Food Products Co. 

Naquog Worsted Mills 

National Adhesive Company, Incorporated 

National Coated Paper Corporation 

National Consolidated Grocers, Inc. 

National Consolidated Stores Inc., The 

National Electric Protective Co. of Mass. 

National Feature Film Corporation 

National Karbonoid Corporation 

National Legal Blank Publishing Co. 

National Manufacturers Syndicate (Inc.) 

National Matzo Company of Boston 

National Piano Manufacturing Company 

National Realty Company 

National Roller Chafe Iron Company 

National Rotary Oil Burner Co. 

National Stonemeal Company, The 

National Trade Exchange Association, Inc., The 

Naumkeag Auto Company 

Nay, Taylor & Littlefield Co. 

Needham Gas Company 

Nelburn Motor Sales Company 

Never Shrink Company 

New Bedford and Boston Steamship Company 

New Bedford Yarn Exchange, Inc. 

New Boston Lunch System Incorporated 

New England Auto Bill Post, Inc. 

New England Auto Service Stations Co. 

New England Bottlers Supply Company 

New England Box Toe Company 

New England Building Wrecking Company 

New England Commercial Photograph Co. 

New England Cornice Company Incorporated 

New England Doble Steam Car Co. 

New England Express Company, The 

New England Finance Corporation 

New England Fireproof Construction Company 

New England Industries Export Corporation 

New England Kennel Bureau, Inc., The 

New England Live Stock Company 



90 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 

Certain ISlew England Petroleum Company 

corporations -i-ii i t^ n ' r^ r ^ 

dissolved. Ncw England Rennmg Co. 

New England Ship Trading Company, Inc., The 
New England Smelting & Refining Co. 
New England Trading Company 
New England Women's Homestead Association 
New Era Publishing Co. 
New Hampshire Homes Company 
New Process Bleachers Company 

New York, Brockton and Boston Canal and Transpor- 
tation Company 
Newburyport Shipbuilding Company 
Newell and Knowlton, Incorporated 
Newell-Hudson Company 
News Publishing Company of New Bedford 
Newton Lumber Co. 
Newton South Storage Company 
Nicholas M. Williams Company 
Nichols Garage Inc. 
Norfolk Granite Company 

North American Wine and Spirit Journal, Incorporated 
North Atlantic Securities Co. 
North Dighton Co-operative Stove Company 
North Pharmacy, Inc. 
North Shore Ferneries Company 
North Shore Hotel Company 
Northampton Drug Company 
Northampton Milk Exchange, Inc. 
Northeastern Cotton Company 
Norway Realty Company, Inc. 
Norwood Theatre Company 
Nur-Pon Company 
Nursery, Inc., The 
Nurses' Club and Registry 
Nutile-Shapiro Company 
Nye & Company, Inc. 
O. C. Walton Garage Inc. 
Oak Bluffs Land and Wharf Company 
Oak Street Motor Company 
Oceanside Garage Incorporated 
Office Efficiencv Bureau Incorporated 
O'Kellv & Burofskv, Inc. 
Old Colony Foundry Co. (1902) 
Old Colony Oil and Gas Company 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 91 

Old Coloin- Realty Associates, Inc. Certain 

/^i 1 • 1 ' z'-" c' T-» corporations 

Oldsmobile Co. oi Boston dissolved. 

Oliver Garment Company, Inc. 
Olympia Musical Company 
Olympian Laundry Company 
Omiros Cigarette Company Incorporated 
Operatives Cloak & Suit Co. 
Optical Specialties Company 
Orange Bay Company 
Orona Manufacturing Company 
Outlook Mfg. Company, The 

Overland Interstate Express Company of Clinton, The 
Over-Land Shoe Manufacturing Company 
Oxford Manufacturing Co., Inc., The 
P. Holdensen Company 
P. R. Ziegler Company 
Pacific Fisheries Inc. 
Paddon Renting Company 
Page Taxi-cab Co. 
Palace of Sweets Company 
Paleface Shooting Grounds Corporation 
Paramount Amusement Company 
Paramount Flour, Mill & Grain Co., Inc. 
Paramount Pictures Corporation of New England 
Park Amusement Company Inc. of Springfield 
Park Theatre of Waltham, Inc. 
Park Theatres Company of Lynn 
Patten Bros. Incorporated 
Paul Goodridge Company 
Pavilion Billiard Hall, Inc. 
Peabody Manufacturing Company 
Peabody Maritime Company 

Peabody, Salem & Danvers Interstate Express Com- 
pany 
Peach Pipe Company 
Peakefield Farms, Inc. 
Pease and Dandurand Incorporated 
Peck Furniture Company 
Peerless Amusement Company 
Peerless Laundry Company 
Peerless Machinery Company, The 
Pellervo Co-operative Association 
Pendulum Tailoring Company, The 
Pentucket Ice Co. 



92 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 

to/ OTations People Publishing Company, Inc., The 

dissolved. People's Cash Stamp Company 

People's Drug Store, Inc., The 
Pepperell Shoe Company 
Perfect Tailoring Company, The 
Perkins Wood Working Company 
Permanent Ink Company 
Perpetual Calendar Mfg. Co., The 
Pharmacie Francaise, Incorporated 
Phillips Home Bakery, Inc. 
Phonograph Company of New England 
Pine Island Cranberry Company 
Pittsburgh Oil Company 
Pittsfield Spark Coil Company 
Playground and Social Service League 
Plymouth Lime Company 
Polish Co-operative Association 
Polish Co-Operative Association of Three Rivers 
Polish Co-operative Bakery Co., The 
PoUyanna-Glad Company 
Polo Club Company 
Pomona Farms Company 
Ponadel Investment Association, Incorporated 
Poole Electrical Supply Company 
Portugal-America Furniture Company 
Postage Publishing Association, Inc. 
Poulius Bros. Inc. 

Pratt Drop Forge & Tool Company 
Premier Manufacturing Company 
Premier Printing Machinery Company 
Presbrey-Field Company 
Prince Manufacturing Company 
Princeton Confectionery Company 
Proctor Preserve Company 
Producers Fish Company 
Products Syndicate, Inc. 
Prophylactine Products Company 
Prospect Linotype Company 
Providence Fittings Company, The 
Publishers Advertising Agency, Inc. 
Pure Food Provision Products Company, The 
Puritan Comb Company 
Puritan Company 
Puritan Flour Company, Inc. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 93 

Puritan Lunch Company of Haverhill, The Corporations 

Quality Drug Company dissolved. 

Quality Tailoring Company of New Bedford, The 

R. C. Hubbard Leather Co. 

R. M. Sauer3, Inc. 

R. W. Thomson Company 

Ralph W. Smiley Company 

Rambler Publishing Co., The 

Rauskolb-Willis Company 

Rawson Conservatories Inc. 

Ray Motor Sales Co. 

Ray-Shiner Manufacturing Company, The 

Raymond Engineering Company 

Raymond Manufacturing Company 

Reading Custom Laundry, Incorporated 

Reading Laundry Company, Inc. 

Real Estate and Mercantile Company 

Reardon Express Company, The 

Recorder Publishing Company 

Regnillas Credit Union 

Reid-Whitcomb Company 

Reily Motor Sales Co. 

Reliance Metal Company 

Reliance Realty Co. 

Reliance Waste Company 

Remington LTrquhart Press Inc. 

Rescue Mission Wood & Coal Yard, Incorporated 

Revere Foundry Company 

Review Publishing Company 

Reynolds, Snow & Shayeb Co. 

Rice Bros. Bottling Co. 

Rice Drug Company 

Rice, Sayward & Whitten Company 

Rich Chair Company 

Richards Wharf Warehouse Company 

Richardson Life Preserver Company 

Riddle-Robbins Lumber Company, The 

Riverside Beverage Company 

Robert Carruthers Company 

Roberts Construction Company, The 

Roberts Household Factory & Trading Co. Inc. 

Rol)ertson-Northrop Company, Inc. 

Rochester Woolen Company 

Rodney Brothers Company 



94 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 

Certain Roecr I. Sherman Incorporated 

corporations '^ t - 1 1 r^ 

dissolved. Rogers-Kelley Company 

Rogers Roofing Company 
Rollins Heel Arch Co. 
Roman Road Company 
Round Swamp Cranberry Company 
Roxbnry Construction Company 
Roxbury Painting and Decorating Company 
Royal Block Explosive Company 
Ro\al Coat & Skirt Company, The 
Royal Leather Company 
Royal Typewriter Company 
Rubber Importers Selling Company 
Russcol Bros., Inc. 
Russell & Doolin, Inc. 
Russell Furniture Co. 
Russian American Trading Company 
Russian Co-operative Association 
Russian Grill and Tea Room, Inc. 
Rutherford Skirt Company 
Rutland Garage Company 
Rutland Park Corporation 
S. A. Shoe Company, Inc. 
S & A Taxi Company 
S. J. Sigel Company 
S. L. Armstrong Company 
S. M. P. Wood Heel Co., Inc. 
S. R. Bailey and Company (Incorporated) 
S. Robinson & Company, Inc. 
Safety Last Co. 
Safety Lock Company 
St. Germain Company 
St. Mary's Square Drug Company 
Salem Clothing Company 
Salem Lumber Company 
Samuel F. Perkins, Incorporated 
Samuel H. Hayden, Incorporated 
Samuel Hipkiss Company 
Samuel M. Baker Company 
Sanderson Baking Company, Inc. 
Sandwich Freezer Company 
Sandy Bay Drug Store Inc. 
Saums Sales Company of New England, The 
Savoie Rubber Company 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 95 

Sawyer Realty Company m^^^rations 

Schmitz & Guild Company dissolved. 

School Arts Publishing Company 

Schwartz Company 

Scituate Transportation Company 

Scollay Square Arcade of Boston, Inc. 

Sealed-Package Stores Company 

Sectional Rubber Tire Company 

Security Investment Co. 

Service Parcel Express Company 

Sewall and Day Cordage Company 

Seymour Stables, Incorporated, The 

Shan-Lor Pharmacy Inc. 

Sharon Centre Garage Inc. 

Shauck and IVIacMurray Company, The 

Shaw Propeller Company 

Sherman & Obletz Company 

Sherman Detective Agency, Incorporated 

Sherman P. Troy, Inc. 

Shoe and Leather Advertising Service Company 

Sikes Drug Company 

Silver Lake Ice Company 

Silver Leaf Baking Company 

Simplex Player Action Company 

Sixth Street Pharmacy Inc. 

Smalley Fruit Jar Co., Inc. 

Smart Set Shop, Inc. 

Smith & Anthony Company 

Smith Blair Company 

Smith Bros. Inc., of Lynn, Mass. 

Snyder Tanning Company 

Society Players Film Company 

Softan Company, The 

Sol-a-Kol Company, The 

Soldier Boys' Kiss Sales Agency, Inc. 

Somerset Investment Company 

South Shore Delivery Company 

Sozin Arch Support Co. 

Spangler-Tubbs Motor Company 

Sparrell-Yickery & Bragdon, Inc. 

Spaulding's Bakery, Inc. 

Specialty Paper Manufacturing Company 

Specialty Shop, The 

Sporting Goods Sales Company, The 



96 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 

Certain Sprague, Breed & Brown Company 

corporations *^ -nii/-. i-i t^ i /^ 

dissolved. bprHignelci-C am bridge Kealty Company 

Springfield Chemical Products Company 
Springfield Commercial Corporation 
Springfield Homestead Newspaper Company 
Springfield Hotel Company Inc. 
Springfield Ice and Coal Company 
Springfield Iron Works 
Springfield Motor Sales Company 
Springfield Plumbing and Heating Company, The 
Springfield Sugar Company 
Springfield ^"ault & Construction Co. 
Standard Equipment Compan\', The 
Standard Fish Company 
Standard Lumber Company, The 
Standard Motor Truck Co. of New England 
Standard Photo Play Distributors Co. 
Standard Tire & Rubber Company of Springfield 
Standard Tire Valve Co. 
Standish Mills Co. 
Stanley Construction Co. 
Stanley Motor Carriage Company 
Starrett, Fields Company 
State Security Company 
Stearns-Daniels Company 
Sterling Press Company 
Sterling Products Company 
Sterling Sales Corporation 
Sterlingworth Charcoal Company 
Stetson Foster Company 
Stevens Ticket Agency, Inc. 
Stockbridge Farmers' Cooperative Exchange 
Stone and Foster Lumber Company 
Stone, Timlow & Co., Incorporated 
Storer and Gelotte Co. 
Strand Amusement Company 
Strand Film Corporation 
Strand Self Rising Seat Appliance Company 
Strandway Autopart Company 
Strathmore Press, Inc., The 
Stratton Automobile Company 
Stratton Garage, Inc. 
Students Laundry, Inc., The 
Sturtevant Motor Co., Inc. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 97 

Suburban Express Company SSolations 

Suburban Wholesale Grocery Company dissolved. 

Suffolk Converting Company 

SuUivan-Colpitts Company, incorporated, The 

SuUivan-McCloskey Shoe Company 

Sullivan Sample Shoe Store Incorporated 

Sumner Street Garage Co. 

Sun American Publishing Companj^ 

Sunny Monday Laundry Incorporated 

Supreme Photoplays Corporation 

Sutton Farmers Cooperative Company 

Swanson Baking Company 

Swedish News Publishing Co., Inc., The 

Sylvanus Smith & Co., Inc. 

T. H. Jones Shoe Company 

T. H. Smith, Inc. 

T. O. Berrv Companv 

T. W. Gilbert Company 

Taunton Fuel Company 

Taunton Oil Cloth Company 

Teel Motor Companv 

Textile Mill & Realty Co. 

Thendara Company, The 

Theodore Lussier Company 

Thomas Brothers Company 

Thomas J. Clark, Inc. 

Thomas J. Sexton, Inc. 

Thomas-Mayer Co., The 

Thomas Strahan Decorating Company 

Thurston Machinery Company 

Tilton Rubber Company 

Tolland Farmers Cooperative Exchange 

Tomer Advertising Agency 

Tommy's Auto Livery Inc. 

Tonford Truck and Sales Company of New England, The 

Tourist Specialty Brush Company 

Townsend-Gleason Company Inc. 

Traill Laundry Company 

Travla Company, The 

Triangle Rubber Company, The 

Tribe Automatic Headlight Co. 

Tribou, Nickerson Company 

Trinity Union Tailoring Co. 

Triumph Couch Bed Co. 



98 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 

Certain Troy Shoc Co., The 

corporations '' . ^ . ^ 

dissolved. 1 Toy White Cyranite Company 

Trudeau Construction Co. 
Trumbull Square Used Car Company, Inc. 
Truxtun Motors Incorporated 
Tudor Ice Cream Co. 
Tungsten Securities Corporation 
Turners Falls Cotton Mills 
Turnhall Real Estate Corporation 
Twentieth Century Improvements Corporation 
Twin-Elm Spring Corporation, The 
Twombly Express Company 
Tyler Paper Manufacturing Company 
U-Need-It Manufacturing Co. 
Ultamite Roofing Corporation 
Union Cloak Company 
Union Engraving Company, The 
Union Film and Supply Company 
Union French Dry Cleaning Company 
Union Interstate Express Co. 
Union Waste Co., Inc. 
Unit Construction Co., The 
United Electric Company 
United Film Corporation 
United Games Co., Inc. 
United Garage Co. 
United Land Corporation 
United Machine & Press Company 
United Realty Co. 
United Remedy Co., Inc. 
United Rotary Refrigerating Company 
United States Acoustical Correction Co. 
United States Cities Railway Company 
United States Color & Chemical Company (1914) 
United States Construction Company 
United States Food Conservation Company 
United States Hopper Company 
United States Hotel Company 
United System Company 
United Trading Company 
Unity Interstate Express Company 
Universal Appliance Company, The 
Universal Clothing Company 
Universal Machine Products Co. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 99 

Universal Manufacturing Company Certain 

. 1 T-» • /^ -IT ./ corporations 

Universal Raincoat Co. dissolved. 

Universal Supply Company 

Universal Top & Body Company, Inc. 

Upham Bros. Co. 

Upham's Corner Stable Company 

Utilities Equipment Company 

V. C. Company 

V. Wentworth Piano Company 

Vachon Aerial Manufacturing Co., The 

Vacuum Hose Protector Company 

Vapo Company, The 

Varnesis Medicine Company, The 

Vaughn's Incorporated 

Vermont Valley Lumber Company 

Victor Coiffeur, Inc. 

Victoria Iron Works 

Vinton Manufacturing Company, The 

Vogue Shop Inc., The 

Vose Manufacturing Co. 

W. A. Chaplain Company 

W. A. DePew Co. 

W. A. Hilliard Company 

W. & A. Bacon Company (1914) 

W. B. Clarke Company 

W. C. Edson Company 

W. C. Young and Company, Inc. 

W. F. Brown & Co., Incorporated (1915) 

W. F. Hadley Inc. 

W. H. Ingalls Company 

W. H. Stone Company 

W. L. Jackson &: Sons Company 

W. R. Page & Co. Inc. 

W. S. Barney Company 

W. S. Bynon Company 

Walden Tool Company 

Waldorf Lunch Company 

Walker & Watson, Inc. 

Walker, Davison Co., The 

Walker Motor Car Company 

Walter J. Bates, Inc. 

Walter K. Trotman, Inc. 

Walter S. Davis Company, The 

Walter W. Eaton & Co. Inc. 



100 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 

Certain Walthaiii Electric Mfg. Company 

corporations -,,t , t r^ i r^ 

dissolved. Wampatuck Cranberry Co. 

War Gazette Company 

Ware and Brookfield Street Railway Company 
Warren Beef Company 
Washington Public Markets Inc. 
Waterside Mills, Incorporated 
Watertown Concrete Company 
Watertown Edenfield Garage Inc. 
Watson-Howard Company 
Waumbeck Harold Realty Company, The 
Waverley Hall Company 
Weber's Shoe Parlor Company 
Webster Lumber Company 
Wellesley Domestic Laundry Company 
Wellesley Grocery Company 
Wellesley Market, Inc. 
Wellfleet Cranberry Company 
Weltman Conservatory of Music Inc. 
Wentworth Body Company 
Wertheim-Helsinger Company 
West End Garage Company 
West Stockbridge Lime Company 
Westboro Inn Inc. 
Westfield Box and Shook Company 
Westfield Pure Food Association 
Westfield Swing Company 
Wheatley Manufacturing Co. 
Whitcomb & Kavanaugh Company 
White & Co. Inc. 
White-Greenman Arms Company 
White Paper Box Company 
Whiteway Manufacturing Co, 
Whittenton Hosiery Company 
Wight-Thayer Company, The 
Wilbraham Springs Company 
William A. Mann Inc. 
Wm. A. Parker & Co. Inc. 
William A. Pervier, Inc. 
William C. McConnell Company 
William Clark Company 
William E. Bent Company 
William J. Bride Company 
Williams and Everett (Company 
Williams Auto Company 



I 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 111. 101 

Willis A. Pride and Co., Incorporated Certain 

-iT'Mi T-»i T corporations 

Willow rnarmacy, inc. dissolved. 

Wilson Building Company 

Wilson Fish Co. 

Wilson System of Construction, Inc. 

Wilson's Incorporated 

Winchester Japanning & Finishing Company 

Witch City Interstate Express Company 

Wizard Corporation, The 

Woburn Light, Heat and Power Company 

Wolfenden Co. 

Wolfman Brothers and Simons, Inc. 

Woman's Journal, Proprietors of the 

Wonder-mist Co., The 

Wood Boiler Company 

Woodbury & Graffam Incorporated 

Woods and Company, Incorporated 

Wool and Fur Felt Manufacturing Company, The 

Worcester Builders Finish Co. Incorporated 

Worcester Lumber Company 

Worcester Motor Sales Co. 

Worcester Novelty Company 

Worcester Real Estate Association 

World's Champion Pitching and Batting Development 

Co. 
Woronoco Heating and Plumbing Company, The 
Wright & Frein Inc. 
Yorkshire Converting Company 
Young Kinleyside & Company Inc. 
Zander Shoe Company 

Section 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to Pending suits 

np , •, T 1 • , ;• not affected, 

aiiect any suit now pending by or against any corporation etc. 
mentioned in the first section hereof, or any suit now pending 
or hereafter brought for any liability now existing against the 
stockholders or officers of any such corporation, or to revive 
any charter previously annulled or any corporation previously 
dissolved, or to make valid any defective organization of any 
of the supposed corporations named in the first section hereof. 

Section 3. Suits upon choses in actions arising out of ^Tsultfupon 
contracts sold or assigned by any corporation dissolved by actTo'i^/how 
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 



102 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 112, 113, 114. 



matter of defense of which he might have availed himself in 
a suit upon the claim by the corporation had it not been dis- 
solved by this act. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 28, 1919. 

Chap. 112 An Act making an appropriation for aiding returned 

SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES IN FINDING EMPLOY- 
MENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for aiding returned soldiers, 
sailors and marines to find employment, the sum of ten 
thousand dollars is hereby appropriated out of the general 
fund or ordinary revenue of the commonwealth, to be ex- 
pended under the direction and with the approval of a com- 
mission, to consist of the commissioner of labor, the commis- 
sioner of state aid and pensions, the adjutant general and 
six other citizens of the commonwealth, to be appointed by 
the governor with the advice and consent of the council, 
for the purpose of investigating the economic and other con- 
ditions which have resulted in the non-employment of 
soldiers, sailors and marines, and of procuring employment for 
them. 

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

Approved March 20, 1019. 



Appropriation 
for aiding 
returned 
soldiers, sailors 
and marines in 
finding em- 
ployment. 



Manchester 
Amusement 
Company 
revived. 



[1917, 157, Spec] 

C/ia». 113 An Act to revive the corporation known as the man- 
Chester amusement company. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Manchester Amusement Company, which was dis- 
solved by chapter one hundred and fifty-seven of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, is hereby revived 
with the same powers, duties and obligations as if the said 
chapter had not been passed. Approved March 29, 1919. 

[1884, 309; 1887, 360; 1883, 231; 1890, 205; 1891, 72, 130; 1893, 361; 1909, 224, 231; 1913, 49; 
1914, 516; 1915, 283, Spec] 

Chav.llA An Act to establish the public welfare commission in 

the city of waltham. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Public welfare Section 1. The board of health and the offices of over- 
commission in • p I 
Waltham scers of the poor of the city of Waltham are hereby consoli- 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 114. 103 

dated in a commission which is hereby established to be 
known as the Public Welfare Commission, to consist of five 
members, one of whom shall be a physician practicing in 
said city. The said commission 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 here- 
after given to or imposed upon boards of health and over- 
seers of the poor in cities. 

Section 2. The city manager of said citj^ shall appoint. Members of 
prior to the first Monday in May, in the year nineteen hun- appointment, 
dred and nineteen, the members of the commission hereby g|f'*"'^^ ''*°* 
established to serve, two for the term of three years, two for 
the term of two years, and one for the term of one year. 
Each year thereafter in the month of April there shall be 
appointed by the city manager, in place of those whose terms 
are to exj^ire, an equal number to serve for three years from 
the first Monday in July next ensuing and until their suc- 
cessors are appointed and qualified. On the second Monday 
in each July the members of the commission shall organize 
and elect a member as chairman. 

Section 3. The citv manager shall also appoint an agent Agent of com- 

„, ., ..',, IT ciT mission, ap- 

or the said commission, to be known as the director oi public pointment, 
welfare, who shall be its secretary and administrative officer, et"""'^''' " "'^' 
and shall have the powers and duties now or hereafter con- 
ferred or imposed by law upon the agent of the board of 
health. The commission 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 commission. 
The city manager shall also appoint an assistant agent, to be investigator, 
known as an investigator, who shall perform such duties as dutfes'l^tc" ' 
may be prescribed by the said commission. The agent and 
assistant agent shall be appointed under and shall be subject 
to the civil service laws and regulations. 

Section 4. So much of this act as provides for the ap- xobesub- 
pointment of the members of said commission shall take TOuncii,^etc!*^ 
eft'ect 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 qualifica- 
tion of the members of the commission. 

Approved April 1, 1919. 

[Accepted April 15, 1919.) [1919, 191, Spec] 



104 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 115. 



Lynn, Pea- 
body, Salem, 
Beverly and 
Dan vers 
further author- 
ized to take 
water from 
Ipswich river 
in case of 
emergency. 



[Lynn, 1869, 462; 1871, 218; 1872, 213, 255; 1874, 288; 1880, 133; 1883, 17, 256, 274; 1884 
281,283; 1887,161; 1888,167; 1890,167; 1891,111; 1892,261,363; 1893,400; 1901,508 
1906, 509; 1907, 479; 1908, 610; 1909, 458; 1910, 658; 1913, 456; 1917, 262, Spec • Pea- 
body, 1877, 143; 1881, 171; 1888, 121; 1902,487; 1904, 185, 289; 1905, 226; 1910 278 
1911, 640; 1912, 306, 501; 1913, 6i)8; Salem, Sp. Laivs, Vol. 2, p. 137; 1839, 114; 1850 
273; 1864, 268; 1866, 258; 1867, 163, 187; 1S6S, 72, 302; 1869, 380, 482; 1871, 192; 1877 
143; 1885, 295; 1891, 285; 1892, 3; 1893, 364; 1903, 282; 1913, 700; 1914, 632; 1915, 169 
Spec., 309, Spec., 316, Spec.; 1916, 183, Spec, 260, Spec; Beverly, 1864, 238, § 15; 1869 
380; 1885, 294, 295, § 9; 1891, 285; 1893, 364; 1894, 29; 1903, 183; 1905, 132; 1906, 388 
1913, 700; 1914, 632, 768; 1915, 266, Spec, 309, Spec; 1916, 183, Spec, 260, Spec. 
Danvers, 1919, 3, Spec] 

Chap.115 An Act relative to the taking of water from the 

IPSWICH RIVER BY THE CITIES OF LYNN, PEABODY, SALEM 
AND BEVERLY AND THE TOWN OF DANVERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The cities of Lynn, Peabody, Salem and 
Beverly and the town of Danvers, authorized to take water 
from the Ipswich river or its tributaries during the months 
from December to May, inchisive, under the provisions of 
chapter five hundred and eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and one and chapters six hundred and ninety-eight, 
six hundred and ninety-nine and seven hundred of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and thirteen, are hereby further au- 
thorized, in case of emergency, to take water from said river 
or its tributaries during the months from June to November, 
inchisive, in the years nineteen hundred and nineteen, nine- 
teen hundred and twenty and nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one, or any of said years, in quantities not exceeding those 
which may be taken from December to May, inchisive, 
as set forth in said acts, whenever, in the opinion of the state 
department of health, the taking of water during the months 
aforesaid in the years mentioned, or any of them, is neces- 
sary to provide an adequate water supply for the cities and 
town herein mentioned, subject otherwise to the remaining 
provisions of said acts. 

Section 2. A description of any water taken under this 
act, shall be filed in accordance with the provisions of sec- 
tion thirty-six of chapter twenty-five of the Revised Laws, 
and damages sustained by any person by any taking of water 
under this act may be recovered as provided in section 
thirty-seven of said chapter twenty-five. 

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

Approved April 2, 1919. 



Description of 
water taken 
to be filed, etc. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 116, 117, 118. 105 



[1878, 114; 1880, 222; 1882, 143; 1883, 141; 1887, 60; 1890, 122; 1900, 263.] 

An Act relative to the authority of the trustees of Chap.llQ 

THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF THE CUT" OF BOSTON TO TAKE 
AND HOLD REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and fourteen of the acts of eighteen i878, 114, § 2, 
hundred and seventy-eight is hereby amended by striking ^^^'^ ° ' 
out section two and substituting the following: — Section Trustees ouhe 
2. Said corporation shall have authority to take and hold o/'thc^cit/of^ 
real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding ten |i°^*°and'hoid 
million dollars, which may be given, granted, bequeathed ^^^^'g^^"''' 
or devised to it, and accepted by the trustees for the benefit 
of the public library of the city of Boston or any branch 
library, or any purpose connected therewith. Money re- 
ceived by it shall be invested by the treasurer of the city 
of Boston under the direction of said corporation; and all 
securities belonging to said corporation shall be placed in 
the custody of said treasurer: provided, always, that both Proviso, 
the principal and income thereof shall be invested and 
appropriated according to the terms of the donation, devise 
or bequest. Approved April 2, 1919. 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to pension (JJku) n'j 

BERNARD J. KELLEY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may pay to Bernard J. cityofBpston 
Kelley, now retired because of injuries received while in its BCTnard j. 
service as a policeman, an annual pension equal to one half ** ^^' 
of his regular compensation at the time of retirement. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- To be sub- 
ance by vote of the city council of the said city in accordance city council, 
with the provisions of its charter, on or before the thirty- 
first day of December in the current year. 

Approved April 2, 1919. 

[1905, 433; 1906, 430; 1909, 324; 1913, 461.] 

An Act to authorize the dracut water supply district Qfiav 118 
TO extend its territory. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and thirty-three of l^^^l'^f^^ ^*' 
the acts of nineteen hundred and five is hereby amended by 



106 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 118. 



Dracut Water 
Supply Dis- 
trict may 
extend its 
territory. 



striking out section one and substituting the following : — 
Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Dracut, liable 
to taxation in said town and residing within the territory 
inclosed by the following boundary lines, to wit: — Be- 
ginning at a point on the Lowell and Dracut line three hun- 
dred feet northwest from the center of Old Meadow road, 
thence northerly by a line parallel with and three hundred 
feet northwesterly from the center of said Old Meadow 
road to a point formed by the intersection of the line just 
described, and a line parallel with and three hundred feet 
westerly from the center line of Phineas street, thence in a 
northerly direction by the said line parallel with and three 
hundred feet west of Phineas street, to a point three hundred 
feet west of the center line of Lakeview avenue, thence 
northerly and parallel with said center line of Lakeview 
avenue to a point three hundred feet beyond the point of 
intersection of the center line of Lake^'iew avenue with the 
center line of the New Boston road, so-called, and thence 
easterly by a straight line to the boundary stone at the 
northwest corner of the lot of land on which the reservoir 
is now situated, thence along the north boundary line of 
said reservoir lot to the northeast bound, thence southerly 
along the easterly line of said reservoir lot to the southeast 
corner bound, thence in a straight line to a point two hun- 
dred feet from Fox avenue just east of and near the building 
formerly known as the IMilton Fox residence, thence along 
a line tw^o hundred feet from and parallel with the center 
line of said Fox avenue to a point formed by the intersection 
of said line with a line parallel to and three hundred feet 
southeasterly from Broadway, thence southwesterly by a 
line parallel with and three hundred feet southeasterly from 
said Broadway to a point formed by the intersection of 
said line with a line parallel to and three hundred feet north 
of the center line of Loon Hill road, so-called, thence east- 
erly by said line three hundred feet north of and parallel 
with Loon Hill road, a distance of fifteen hundred feet, 
thence parallel with and fifteen hundred feet southeasterly 
from said Broadway to a point formed by the intersection 
of said line parallel with Broadway and the Lowell and 
Dracut line, thence by the said Lowell and Dracut line 
to the point of beginning, — shall constitute a water district, 
and are hereby made a body corporate by the name of the 
Dracut Water Supply District, for the purpose of supplying 
themselves with water for the extinguishment of fires and 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 118. 107 

for domestic and other purposes, with power to estabhsh s^f^p"* ^g*.®"" 
fountains and hydrants and to relocate and discontinue the trictmay 

*■ cxicnQ its 

same, to regulate the use of such water and to fix, and col- territory. 
lect rates to be paid therefor, and to take, or acquire by 
lease, purchase or otherwise, and to hold property, lands, 
rights of way and easements for the purposes mentioned in 
this act, and to prosecute and defend in all actions relating 
to the property and affairs of the district. The said dis- 
trict shall not enter upon, construct or lay any conduits, 
pipes or other works within the location of any railroad cor- 
poration, except at such time and in such manner as it may 
agree upon with such corporation, or, in case of failure so 
to agree, as may be approved by the public service com- 
mission. 

Section 2. The Dracut Water Supply District, for the Dracut Water 
purpose of meeting the expense of laying mains and pipes tHct^i^an'r 
in the district as extended by this act, is hereby authorized ^'^^ °^ ^^^^' 
to borrow a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, 
and may, from time to time, issue bonds or notes therefor. 
Each authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan. 
Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words, Dracut 
Water Supply District Loan, Act of 1919, and shall be pay- 
able by such annual payments, beginning not more than 
one year after the respective dates thereof, as will extinguish 
each loan within twenty years after its date. The amount 
of such annual payment in any year shall not be less than 
the amount of the principal of the loan payable in any sub- 
sequent year. The said bonds or notes shall be signed by 
the treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the water 
commissioners of said district. The district may sell the said 
securities at public or private sale upon such terms and con- 
ditions as it may deem proper, but not for less than their 
par value, and the proceeds, except premiums, shall be used 
only for the purposes herein specified. 

Section 3. The said district shall, at the time of au- Payment of 
thorizing said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof ^°'*"" 
by such annual payments, beginning not more than one year 
after the date of the loan, as will extinguish the same within 
the time prescribed by this act. When a vote to that effect 
has been passed, a sum, which with the income derived from 
water rates will be sufficient to pay the annual expense of 
operating its water works and the interest as it accrues on 
the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, and to make such 
payments on the principal as may be required under the 



108 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 119. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



provisions of this act, shall, without further vote of the dis- 
trict, be raised by taxation, and the treasurer of the district 
shall certify to the assessors of the town of Dracut the amount 
necessary to be raised for meeting the maturing debt not 
provided for. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority vote of the legal voters in the territory 
hereby annexed and by a majority vote of the legal voters in 
the Dracut Water Supply District as at present constituted, 
present and voting thereon at meetings called in tlie manner 
provided by section ten of chapter four hundred and thirty- 
three of the acts of nineteen hundred and five, but for the 
purpose of submitting this act to the voters as aforesaid 
it shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayy roved April 2, 1919. 



C/iap. 119 An Act making an appropriation for the expenses of 
A parade in boston of the twenty-sixth division, 

UNITED states ARMY, AND FOR OTHER LIKE EXPENSES. 

Whereas, Due preparation for the reception in Boston of 
the twenty-sixth division of the United States army requires 
a prompt appropriation of money by the commonwealth, 
therefore the following act is hereby declared to be an emer- 
gency measure, as necessary for the immediate preserva- 
tion of the public convenience. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Appropriation, 
expenses of 
parade in Bos- 
ton of twenty- 
sixth division. 
United States 
army, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for the expenses of a parade in 
Boston upon the return of the twenty-sixth division of the 
United States army and for the cost of suitable entertain- 
ment of the members of the said division and of other 
returning soldiers, sailors and marines, a sum not exceeding 
three hundred thousand dollars is hereby appropriated to 
be paid out of the general fund or ordinary revenue of the 
commonwealth, to be expended under the direction of the 
governor. 

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

Approved April 3, 1919. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 120, 121. 109 



An Act to authorize the city of Cambridge to retire Chap. 120 

AND pension certain EMPLOYEES OF THE BOARD OF 
HEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Cambridge may retire on pensions city of 
equal to one half of the annual compensation last received may retire 
by them, any employees of the board of health of said city, bera'^of the"* 
or of any officer succeeding to the powers of said board, h^[t^,°^ 
engaged in the work of inspection, disinfection or prevention 
in respect to contagious diseases. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- to be sub- 
ance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the council, ^et"*^ 
provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance Proviso. 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the cur- 
rent year. Approved April 3, 1919. 

[Accepted May 6, 1919.] 



[1854, 257; 1857, 76, 77; 1859, 168; 1860, 48; 1862, 25; 1863, 142; 1869, 245; 1873, 245; 1876, 
211; 1878,239; 1881,78; 1882,193; 1885,269; 1890,275; 1894,351,540; 1895,160,343; 
1899,371; 1900,95; 1902,393; 1903,225; 1906,362; 1908,101; 1912,693; 1913,299,548; 
1914, 178; 1917, 199, Spec] 

An Act relative to the compensation of members of (7/iao.l21 

THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF FALL RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . Clause Fifth of section fifteen of chapter 1902, 393, § is, 
three hundred and ninety-three of the acts of nineteen hun- amended. ' 
dred and two, is hereby amended by striking out the word 
"two", in the third line, and substituting the word: — four, 
— so that the said clause will read as follows: — Fifth. The Compensation 
compensation of the members of the board of aldermen shall Cf city o? Fail 
be fixed by ordinance but shall not exceed four hundred ^^"'^^■ 
dollars each in any one year. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by the mayor and city council of said city, subject to the Sayorand 
provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance etc '^°"""'' 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the Proviso. 
current year. Approved April 3, 1919. 



110 



Special Acts. 1919. — Chaps. 122, 123. 



[1917, 234, Spec; 1918, 105, Spec.] 

ChaV.122 ^^ ^^^ FURTHER EXTENDING THE TIME FOR THE ORGANIZA- 
TION OF THE BAY STATE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and thirty-four of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, as amended 
by chapter one hunch'ed and five of the Special Acts of nine- 
teen hundred and eighteen, is hereby further amended by 
striking out section three and substituting the following: — 
Section S. The capital stock of the corporation shall be 
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, divided into ten 
thousand shares of the par value of twenty -five dollars each. 
The capital stock together with a surplus of not less than two 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars shall be paid in in cash 
within four 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. • 

Section 2. This act shall take effect as of the third day 
of April, nineteen hundred and nineteen. 

Approved April 4, 1919. 



1917, 234 (S), 
§ 3, etc., 
amended. 



Bay State Life 
Insurance Com- 
pany, time for 
organization 
extended. 



Time of 
taking effect. 



Town of Wake- 
field may bor- 
row money 
for new school 
buildings. 



[1917, 301, Spec.] 

Chap. 123 ^^ ^^'^ ^^ authorize the town of wakefield to borrow 
money for new school buildings. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing and equip- 
ping school buildings and procuring land therefor, the town 
of Wakefield may borrow a sum not exceeding three hun- 
dred thousand dollars in excess of the statutory limit of 
indebtedness, and may issue notes or bonds therefor. Such 
notes or bonds shall bear on their face the words, Wakefield 
School Loan, Act of 1919, 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 pay- 
ment in any year shall not be less than the amount of the prin- 
cipal 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 rate 
as may be fixed l>y the town treasurer, with the approval 
of the selectmen. The town may sell the said securities at 



Rate of 
interest. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 124, 125. Ill 

public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as it 
may deem proper, but not for less than their par value, and 
the proceeds shall be used only for the purposes herein speci- 
jfied. Premiums received on loans hereby authorized shall 
be used as provided by general law. 

Section 2. The town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
the said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in 
accordance with the provisions of section one of this act, 
and when a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum suffi- 
cient to pay the interest as it accrues on the said notes or 
bonds and to make such payments on the principal as may 
be required by this act, shall, without further vote, be as- 
sessed 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. 

Apyromd April 5, 1919. 

An Act to validate the current annual town meeting Chap. 124: 

OF THE TOWN OF MARSHFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All action taken by the town of Marshfield JtuIPtotr' 
at the annual town meeting held on the third- day of March in meeting of 
the current year is hereby validated and confirmed notwith- Marshfield 
standing any irregularity in the date as printed on the war- ""^ ' * ® • 
rant therefor. 

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

Aj) proved April 5, 1919. 

An Act to incorporate swan lake cemetery association nh^jj. 105 

IN THE town of DENNIS. ^ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Jonathan P. Edwards, Zabina H. Small, Swan Lake 
Isaac W. Peterson, Ahira Kellev, Wilbur K. Kellev, Edwin AsSci-ftwn. 
H. Edwards, James T. Snow, Edgar F. Wixon, Elmer B. ''^'=°^P°'-^t«d- 
Lewis, Isaac D. Pierce, Smith R. Kelley and Albert R. 
Howes, their associates and successors, together with such 
persons as are legally or equitably entitled to lots in the 
cemetery hereinafter mentioned, or the representatives of 
their heirs or devisees if such persons are deceased, are hereby 
made a corporation by the name of Swan Lake Cemetery 
Association, for the purpose of acquiring, holding, main- 



112 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 125. 



Rights of 
corporation. 



May acquire 
Swan Lake 
Cemetery, etc. 



May take and 
hold property, 
etc. 



Officers, num- 
ber, term of 
office, powers, 
etc. 



Directors to 
have general 
control of 
property, etc. 



taining and improving for a place of burial for the dead those 
parcels of land situated in that part of the town of Dennis 
called Dennisport and known as Swan Lake Cemetery. 
Said corporation shall have all the powers and privileges 
and shall be subject to all the general laws now or hereafter 
in force relating to such corporations. 

Section 2. The said corporation shall have the right 
to make by-laws, prescribe the qualifications for member- 
ship, subject to the foregoing provisions, the manner of elec- 
tion to membership, and the methods of conducting the 
business of the corporation, including all other matters 
ordinarily regulated by corporation by-laws. 

Section 3. The said corporation is hereby authorized to 
acquire possession and control of said cemetery, including 
the rights of those persons who are legally or equitably en- 
titled to lots therein, or the representatives of their heirs or 
devisees if such persons are deceased, and may acc[uire by 
gift, bequest, devise or otherwise and hold so much real and 
personal property as may be necessary or appropriate for 
the purposes of the corporation. 

Section 4. The said corporation may take and hold any 
grant, gift or bequest of property in trust, or otherwise, and 
apply the same, or the income thereof, to the care, main- 
tenance, protection, improvement or embellishment of its 
cemetery and the structures therein or thereon, or to the care, 
repair, improvement, preservation or embellishment of any 
lot therein or its appurtenances, and to the payment of cur- 
rent and incidental expenses of the cemetery, and to no other 
purposes. 

Section 5. The officers of the corporation shall consist 
of a board of directors, the number and term of office of 
whom shall be fixed by the by-laws, a treasurer and a clerk, 
all of whom shall be elected at the annual meeting of the 
corporation, and a president to be elected by the directors 
from their number, and such other officers as may be pro- 
vided for by the by-laws. 

The directors shall have the general management and 
control of the property and funds of the corporation, of its 
expenditures, of the sale of lots in the cemetery, and of its 
other affairs, and shall make report of their doings to the 
corporation at its annual meeting. At meetings of the cor- 
poration a quorum for the transaction of business shall con- 
sist of not less than seven persons, appearing in person or by 
proxy. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 126, 127. 113 

Section 6. Meetings of the members of the said corpora- Holding of 
lion shall be held in that part of the town of Dennis called ""^ '"^'" ^ 
Dennisport, and shall be called by mailing to each of the 
members, postage prepaid, a notice setting forth the place, 
day and hour of the meeting, or by publication of the notice 
in some newspaper published in the county of Barnstable, 
at least ten days before the date of the meeting. 

Approved April 5, 1919. 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay an (7/ia2?.126 

ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF CHARLES E. DEININGER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1. The citv of Boston mav pav a sum not city of Boston 

. ' , ' ^^ ' -, Tx • may pay an an- 

exceeding seventy-five dollars a month to Grace Lenz Dem- "uity to widow 
inger, the widow of Charles E. Deininger, late a member of Deininger. 
the police department of the said city who was murdered 
while in the discharge of his duty. The said annuity shall be 
paid to the widow so long as she remains unmarried, but if 
she shall die at any time within sixteen years after the pas- 
sage of this act, leaving any minor child or children of Charles 
E. Deininger surviving, the said annuity shall continue to 
be paid for the benefit of such child or children as joint tenants 
until the expiration of sixteen years as aforesaid. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- To be sub- 

.,„, .,. -ii mitted to city 

ance by vote oi the city council oi the said city, with the council, etc. 
approval of the mayor, provided that such acceptance occurs Proviso, 
prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved April 5, 1919. 

[Accepted June 25, 1919.1 
[1902, 255; 1910, 601; 1911, 465; 1913, 765; 1915, 302, Spec; 1918, 163, § 2, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the Berkshire street railway Chap. 121 
company to sell and transmit electricity for certain 
purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In addition to the powers conferred upon Berkshire 
it by chapter four hundred and sixty-five of the acts of Company may 
nineteen hundred and eleven, the Berkshire Street Railway miteiectr^city 
Company, its successors and assigns, may sell and deliver p^urpwses." 
electricity generated by it to any electric company, as de- 
fined by section one of chapter seven hundred and forty-two 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, to any munic- 
ipal lighting plant, as defined by section ninety-two of said 



114 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 128. 



Supplying of 
towns to be 
subject to 
certain pro- 
visions of law. 



Town of 
Bland ford, 
when deemed 
to have waived 
certain right. 



Erection of 
poles, wires, 
etc., author- 
ized. 



chapter seven hundred and forty-two, as amended by sec- 
tion two of chapter two liundred and five of the General 
Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, to any town in 
the county of Berkshire in which no person or corporation is 
engaged in the business of generating or distributing elec- 
tricity for sale therein, which takes the action required by 
section one hundred and nine of said chapter seven hundred 
and forty-two, and to the town of Blandford; and, with the 
prior consent of the selectmen of any such town, to private 
persons, firms and corporations therein. It may also trans- 
mit for electric companies within said county electricity 
furnished by them for transmission to other electric com- 
panies within said county. 

Section 2. The supplying of any town by said com- 
pany as aforesaid shall, except as is otherwise provided 
herein, be subject to the provisions of sections one hundred 
and nine, one hundred and ten and one hundred and eleven 
of chapter seven hundred and forty-two of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and fourteen, whether said company is operat- 
ing a street railway in said town or not. 

Section 3. If the town of Blandford shall contract to 
purchase electricity from said company as herein authorized, 
it shall be deemed thereby to have waived its right under 
section two of chapter one hundred and sixty-three of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen to purchase 
electricity from the city of Springfield. 

Section 4. For the purposes of this act, said company 
may lay, erect, maintain and use, subject to the provisions 
of all general laws relating to electric companies now or here- 
after in force and applicable thereto, poles, wires and other 
structures in, upon, along, under and across the public 
ways of any city or town, and over or under any private 
land with the consent of the owners thereof. 

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

Approved April 9, 1919. 



ChapA2^ An Act to authorize the city of haverhill to pay a 
SUM of money to certain members of the state guard 

FOR SERVICES RENDERED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

City of Section 1. The city of Haverhill may pay to each mem- 

may pay a bcr of compaiiy F of the machine gun company, detached 
to Tertarn""''^ members of the Massachusetts state guard, and to the en- 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 129, 130, 131. 115 

listed men who performed duty at Camp Kenoza in Haverhill Xte'^^uard! 
during the influenza epidemic in the autumn of nineteen <^'^- 
hundred and eighteen, the sum of three dollars a day for each 
day's service rendered, according to a pay roll heretofore 
filed with the board of health of said city. 

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

Approved April 9, 191.9. 

[1890, 24.) 

An Act to authorize the emerson college of oratory Chap.129 
TO grant the degree of bachelor of literary inter- 
pretation. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Emerson College of Oratory may grant the degree Emerson Coi- 
of Bachelor of Literary Interpretation to students properly may "grant °^^ 
accredited and recommended by a majority of its trustees, Bachdo/of 
provided that the course of instruction furnished by the pretation^"*^*"^" 
corporation shall occupy not less than four years, and that Proviso. 
no such degree shall be granted to any person who has not . 
taken said full four years course, or a course in some other 
institution of learning and in the Emerson College of Oratory, 
which a majority of said trustees shall consider the equiva- 
lent of said four years course. Approved April 9, 1.919. 

An Act to authorize the board of trustees of cordon Chap. ISO 

BIBLE COLLEGE TO GRANT CERTAIN DEGREES. 

Be it enacted, etc., os follows: 

The board of trustees of Gordon Bible College, incor- Trustees of 
porated under the general laws of the commonwealth, is conf^^may ^ 
hereby authorized to grant, upon graduation, to its students §etrees'"^*^'*'° 
who are properly accredited and recommended by a ma- 
jority of the faculty, the following degrees: in the four-year 
college course, the degree of Bachelor of Theology (Th.B.); 
in the three-year course of the school of theologv, the degree 
of Bachelor of Divinity (B.D.). 

Approved April 9, 1919. 

An Act to authorize the town of athol to acquire Chap. 131 

LAND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The town of Athol, acting by its school committee, may TownofAthoi 
purchase for a price not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars wfo?schooi 



116 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 132, 133. 



1916, 257 (S), 
§ 1, etn., 
amended. 



a certain tract of land situated on the corner of Sanders and 
Chestnut streets in said town, and owned by the heirs of 
Bartlett Fay, for the purpose of erecting thereon a building 
or buildings to be used as a public school or schools, not- 
withstanding the provisions of chapter two hundred and 
sixty-three of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and 
fifteen. Approved April 9, 1919. 

[1916, 257, Spec.; 1917, 146, Spec] 

ChapA32 An Act relative to the maximum pension payable to 

RETIRED SCHOOL JANITORS OR ATTENDANCE OFFICERS IN 
THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and 
fifty-seven of the vSpecial Acts of nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, as amended by chapter one hundred and forty-six 
of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, 
is hereby further amended by striking out the words "three 
hundred and sixty", in the tenth and eleventh lines, and sub- 
stituting the words: — five hundred, — ^ so as to read as 
follows : — Section 1 . The school committee of the city of 
Boston may retire, with an annual pension, any janitor or 
attendance officer in the service of the schools who has 
reached the age of sixty years, after completing a period of 
not less than twenty-five years in the said service, and who 
has become physically incapacitated. Such pension shall 
be equal to one half the compensation to w^iich the pen- 
sioner would have been entitled for full employment during 
the last year of his service, but in no case shall it exceed five 
hundred dollars a year, and in the case of a janitor the rate 
of pension shall be based upon his net compensation as 
determined by the school committee. 

Section 2. This act shall take eft'ect upon its acceptance 
by the mayor, the city council, and the school committee of 
the city of Boston. Approved April 9, 1919. 

[Accepted by School Committee, April 21, 1919.] 

C/iap. 133 An Act to incorporate the stockbridge library asso- 
ciation. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

LiWyASo- Section 1. Richard R. Bowker, Mary E. Hull, Edward 

ciation incor- "Q Owcu, Agucs W. Canning, Mary Adele Brewer, George 

G. Merrill, and Samuel B. Churchill, trustees of the vol- 



Maximum 

pension pay- 
able to retired 
school janitors 
or attendance 
officers in city 
of Boston. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
mayor, city 
council, and 
school com- 
mittee. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 134. 117 

untary association known as the Stockbridge Library Asso- 
ciation, their associates and successors, are hereby made a 
corporation by the name of the Stockbridge Library Asso- 
ciation for the purpose of maintaining a free pubUc library 
in the town of Stockbridge, with all the powers and privi- 
leges and subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities 
set forth in all general laws now or hereafter in force applica- 
ble to such corporations. 

Section 2. LTpon the acceptance of this act by the said JeTtl'ir^ters, 
voluntary association known as the Stockbridge Librar\' r!=''*®' ^bUga- 

. " . • tions, etc. 

Association at a regular annual meeting, or at any special 
meeting duly called therefor, the corporation hereby created 
shall succeed to all the powers, rights and obligations of 
said association, and all members of said voluntary associa- 
tion shall thereupon become members of said corporation; 
and all property, both real and personal, and all property 
rights, now held or owned by said voluntary association or 
heretofore conveyed to trustees for its benefit, shall, upon 
the acceptance of this act as aforesaid, be vested in the cor- 
poration hereby created and thereafter shall be held by it 
in fee simple upon the same uses and trusts upon which the 
same are now held. Approved April 11, 1919. 

An Act authorizing the city of quincy to establish a C'/iap.l34 

HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1. The city of Quincy is hereby authorized to city of Quincy 
construct and maintain a hospital for the reception, care and a hospital. '^ 
treatment of persons who by reason of misfortune or poverty' 
may require temporary medical or surgical relief and treat- 
ment for sickness or injuries. 

Section 2. Subject to such rules and regulations as the Board of 
city council of said city may establish by ordinance, the expendTmoneys, 
expenditure of all moneys appropriated for, or given or be- wiuf mfnage- 
queathed to the said hospital, the general management, J^n'trof oF ^""^ 
care and control of the hospital and all its branches, together hospital, etc 
with all buildings and grounds connected therewith, the 
equipment thereof, and the authority to employ and remove 
superintendents, nurses, attendants, and all other agents 
and employees, shall be vested in a board of managers, 
consisting of five persons. The said board shall constitute 
one of the administrative boards of the city, and the mem- 
bers shall be appointed by the mayor without confirmation 



118 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 135. 



Terms of 
members. 



City may 
acquire lands 
and buildings, 
etc. 



City may 
accept prop- 
erty given for 
benefit of 
hospital, etc. 



by the city council. The mayor may remove at any time 
any member of the board by a written notice to the person 
so removed, giving his reason therefor; and a copy of said 
notice shall be filed in the office of the city clerk. Upon the 
establishment of the hospital, the mayor .shall appoint the 
members of said board for terms expiring on the first Monday 
of January in the first, second, third, fourth and fifth years 
following such establishment, respectively, and thereafter, as 
the term of a member expires, the mayor shall appoint a 
successor for the term of five years, from the first Monday of 
January in the year of appointment. 

Section 3. The said city may acquire lands and build- 
ings for hospital purposes by gift, bequest or devise, by pur- 
chase or by right of eminent domain. Whenever land is 
taken by the city for the said purposes by right of eminent 
domain it shall be taken in the manner in w^iich land may be 
taken by cities for public playgrounds, and any person 
whose property is so taken shall have the same remedies 
against the city for the recovery of compensation therefor 
and damages on account of the taking which the owner 
of land taken for public playgrounds may have against a city 
for land taken for public playgrounds. 

Section 4. The city of Quincy may accept money or 
other property given, bequeathed or devised to it for the 
benefit of said hospital, and the principal and income thereof 
shall be held and applied according to the terms of the gift, 
devise or bequest. 

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

Ay^^rowd April 12, 1919. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Chap. 135 An Act making an appropriation for suppressing the 

EUROPEAN corn-borer, SO-CALLED, 

Whereas, The damage to food and other plants due to 
the corn-borer constitutes a serious menace the control of 
which requires a prompt appropriation by the common- 
wealth; therefore the following act is hereby declared to 
be an emergency measure, as necessary for the immediate 
preservation of the public convenience. 



Appropriation, 
suppression of 
European 
corn-borer, 
so-called. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. To provide for the expense of suppressing 
the European corn-borer, so-called, a sum not exceeding 
thirty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid 
out of the general fund or ordinary revenue of the common- 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 136, 137. 119 

wealth, and to be expended under the direction of the state 
department of agriculture. 

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

Approved April 14, 1019. 

[1876, 16; 1882, 78; 1900, 454; 1905, 223.) 

An Act relative to death benefits of the boston QJku) ^35 
police relief association. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter seventy-eight of the 1882, 78, § 1, 
acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-two is hereby amended '*™*'" 
by inserting after the word "same", in the eighth line, the 
words: — and to members discharged or resigning from the 
police department of the city of Boston who have been 
members of the association for ten years or more and were in 
good standing at the time of their resignation or discharge, 
— and by inserting after the word "members", in the ninth 
line, the words: — and such members resigning or discharged 
as aforesaid, — so as to read as follows: — Section ^-^^^^^^^^^n 
Chapter sixteen of the acts- of the year eighteen hundred Police Relief 
and seventy-six is hereby amended so that the benefit to extended to 
accrue by reason of the decease of members of the Boston reli^nin'lor 
Police Relief Association, or their wives, may be extended to from 60^1^ 
such members as may be retired under section five of chapter J^enT etc"*"^*^" 
two hundred and forty-four of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and seventy-eight and the amendments to the same, 
and to members discharged or resigning from the police 
department of the city of Boston who have been members 
of the association for ten years or more and were in good 
standing at the time of their resignation or discharge: pro- Proviso. 
vided, that such retired members and such members resign- 
ing or discharged as aforesaid shall have no voice in the 
government of said association, shall comply with the by- 
laws thereof, and shall receive no benefit from said association 
for sickness or disability. 

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

Approved April 16, 1919. 

An Act to authorize the town of atiiol to borrow ChapAS7 

MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ERECTING A TOWN HALL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing and Ithdmay 
equipping a town hall building, the town of Athol may j'o"'"™^ "\°"of 



120 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 138. 



erecting a 
town hall. 



Athol Town 
Hall, or, 
Soldiers and 
Sailors Memo- 
rial Building, 
Act of 1919. 



Votes passed 
at annual 
meeting author- 
izing borrow- 
ing of money 
for certain 
purposes 
validated, etc. 



borrow a sum not exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars, 
in excess of the statutory limit of indebtedness, and may 
issue bonds or notes therefor. Such bonds or notes shall 
bear on their face the words, Athol Town Hall, or, Soldiers 
and Sailors Memorial Building, Act of 1919, shall be payable 
by such annual payments beginning not more than one year 
after their respective dates as will extinguish each loan with- 
in twenty years from its date, and the amount of such annual 
payment in any year shall not be less than the amount of 
the principal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. 
Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a 
separate loan. Said bonds or notes shall bear interest at 
such rate as may be fixed by the 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 
may be deemed proper, but not for less than their par value, 
and the proceeds of the loan, except premiums, shall be 
used only for the purposes herein specified. 

Section 2, The unanimous vote passed by the town of 
Athol at its annual meeting held on the seventeenth day of 
February in the current year, which authorized the borrowing 
of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars for a town hall or 
soldiers' and sailors' memorial building, and of thirty-five 
thousand dollars for schoolhouse purposes, is hereby vali- 
dated and confirmed, and the town is hereby authorized to 
borrow for the said purposes in accordance with the said 
votes, notwithstanding that the total amount authorized 
is in excess of the amount which might be borrowed in ac- 
cordance with the general law, and that an actual count of 
the votes was not taken. The loan of se\ enty-five thousand 
dollars, outside the debt limit, hereby authorized, shall be 
deemed a part of the one hundred and fifty thousand dollars 
authorized to be borrowed for the purpose of constructing 
a town hall or soldiers' and sailors' memorial building. 

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

Approved April 16, 1919. 



C hap. IdS An Act to authorize the town of rockland to pension 

THOMAS F. KENDRIGAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Town of Section 1 . The town of Rockland may pay to Thomas 

pe°nsioir '"'^^ F. Kendrigan a pension of thirty-three dollars a month for 
Kendrigan. the remainder of his life on account of the faithful service 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 139, 140, 141. 121 

rendered by him to the town as constable and night watch- 
man for a period of more than thirty years. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Apyroved April 16, 1919. 

An Act authorizing the city of holyoke to pay a sum Chap. 139 

OF MONEY to THE WIDOW OF MICHAEL H. GILLIGAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Holyoke may pay to the widow cityof 
of Michael H. Gilligan, formerly a permanent member of pay^a°sum of 
its fire department, the sum of one thousand dollars, of which ^°iot^of* 
three hundred dollars shall be paid during the current year, clim^an^' 
a like sum during the year nineteen hundred and twenty, 
and the sum of four hundred dollars during the year nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-one. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- to be sub- 
ance by the board of aldermen of said city, subject to the board of 
provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance pro'^^g^"* 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the 
current year. Approved April 16, 1919. 

[Accepted May 8, 1919.] 

An Act authorizing the city of holyoke to pay a sum of rhnj) \ac\ 

MONEY TO THE NEXT OF KIN OF WILLIAM J. MAYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Holyoke may pay to the next of HoiyoLmay 
kin of William J. Mavs, formerlv a permanent member of pay a sum of 

n \ 'iicpi'ii PI money to tlie 

its fire department, one halt oi the balance or the salary that next of kin of 
he would have received had he lived and continued to serve, Mays. 
on full time, in the said capacity during the remainder of 
the current year. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- To be sub- 
ance by the board of aldermen of said city, subject to the board of 
provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance pj-Jvi"'"*' 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the 
current year. Approved April 16, 1919. 

[Accepted May 8, 1919.] 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay an Qhnj) 141 

annuity to the widow of THOMAS H. LYNCH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may pay to Henrietta city of Boston 
Lynch, widow of Thomas H. Lynch, formerly an inspector amfuity^o 



122 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 142. 



widow of 
Thomas H. 
Lynch. 



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



in the police department of the city, who died from illness 
contracted in the performance of his duty, an annuity not 
exceeding nine hundred dollars, to continue so long as she 
remains unmarried. 

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

Approved April 16, 1919. 



[First Parish in Dorchester, 1831, 15; 1836,8; 1846,63; 1864,52; 1882,71; 1890,286; 1912, 
282; First Parish Church in Dorchester, 1913, 199.] 

Chap.142 An Act to authorize the first parish church in 

DORCHESTER TO CONVEY ITS PROPERTY TO THE FIRST 
PARISH IN DORCHESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The First Parish Church in Dorchester, 
incorporated in the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, 
may transfer all real and personal property held by it to 
the First Parish in Dorchester; and the First Parish in 
Dorchester may receive, hold and administer the same with 
power to sell, transfer, mortgage or otherwise deal with the 
said property, subject, however, to any restrictions or limi- 
tations in the original grant, gift or devise thereof. 

Section 2. After having conveyed all its property to 
the First Parish in Dorchester as above provided, the officers 
of the First Parish Church in Dorchester shall file a certifi- 
cate to that effect with the commissioner of corporations; 
and the First Parish Church in Dorchester shall thereupon 
be dissolved, subject to the provisions of section fifty-two 
of chapter four hundred and thirty-seven of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and three. After the dissolution of the First 
Parish Church in Dorchester, the First Parish in Dorchester 
may adopt the name First Parish Church in Dorchester, and 
in addition to the powers and privileges of a parish may also 
exercise the powers and have the privileges granted by law 
to incorporated churches. Approved April 16, 1919. 



First Parish 
Church in 
Dorchester 
may convey 
its property 
to the First 
Parish in 
Dorchester. 



Certificate to 
be filed after 
conveyance of 
property. 



First Parish 
Church in 
Dorchester 
to be dissolved. 

Adoption of 
new corporate 
name, etc. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 143, 144. 123 



(1884,59; 1888,76; 1891,176; 1900,52; 1911,658,665; 1912,164,643,686; 1914,657; 1915, 

327, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the town of middleborough to Chap. 14:3 

TAKE OVER THE PROPERTIES AND LIABILITIES OF THE 
MIDDLEBOROUGH FIRE DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1. The town of Middleborough is hereby J°J?,°l 

. , , ,, 1 • 1 1 Middleborough 

authorized to take over all property and rights, and to as- may take over 
sume all obligations, of the Middleborough fire district. iilbi'fitiS^'o^" 
All authority granted to said district and vested in its water borough fire 
commissioners shall remain in force, subject to such instruc- 'I'stnct. 
tions, rules, and regulations as the town may impose by 
vote, and the commissioners now in office shall continue 
in office until their successors are elected in the manner pro- 
vided for the election of water commissioners of the Mid- 
dleborough fire district: yrovidcd, hoicevcr, that the water Proviso, 
commissioners shall be elected at the annual town meeting 
in the same manner in which other town officers are elected. 
The board of fire engineers shall continue to have charge of 
the fire department until such time as their successors are 
appointed in accordance with the general law. All receipts 
of the departments of the district taken over by the town 
shall be paid to the town treasurer, and all disbursements on 
account of the said departments shall be made by the treas- 
urer in the same manner as bills of other departments of the 
town. 

Section 2. For the purpose of submitting this act to xobesub- 
the voters of the district and of the town, this act shall take voters, etc. 
eft'ect upon its passage, but it shall not take further efi'ect 
until accepted by a majority vote of the voters of the said 
district, present and voting thereon at a meeting called for 
the purpose, and by vote of a majority of the voters of the 
said town present and voting thereon at a meeting called for 
the purpose. Approwd April 16, 1919. 



An Act authorizing the city of medford to retire (JJiq^^j 2^44 

AND pension GEORGE D. CUMMINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Medford may retire George D. ^j'tj^f 
Cummings, for twenty-five years auditor of the city, and retire George 
now physically disabled, with an annual pension of one thou- ' "™™"^2^- 



124 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 145, 146. 



To be siib- 
mitteil to 
board of 
aldermen, etc. 
Proviso. 



sand dollars, that sum being one half of his present annual 
compensation. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by vote of the board of aldermen of the city, subject 
to the provisions of its charter, provided that such accept- 
ance occurs on or before December thirty-first of the current 
year. Approved April 18, 1910. 



[1911, 748; 1913, 635; 1914, 712; 1915, 335, Spec] 

C/ia/>. 145 An Act relative to dry dock avenue in the south 

BOSTON district OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The commission on waterways and public lands, for the 
purpose of carrying out the provisions of chapter seven 
hundred and forty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
eleven, and acts in amendment thereof and in addition 
thereto, relative to the port of Boston, may expend for the 
construction and maintenance of Dry Dock avenue, so-called, 
on the property of the commonwealth in South Boston the 
sum of seventy thousand dollars. The said sum shall be in 
addition to any unexpended balance of the appropriation 
authorized by chapter one hundred and forty-three of the 
General Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen for the 
further improvement and development of the port of Boston; 
and the said amount of seventy thousand dollars shall be 
taken from the appropriation of one million two hundred 
thousand dollars made in item number 329a of the general 
budget act of the current year. 

Approved April 18, 1019. 



Commission 
on waterways 
and public 
lands may 
expend addi- 
tional money 
for the con- 
struction and 
maintenance 
of Dry Dock 
avenue in 
South Boston. 



C/iajO. 146 An Act to authorize the town of west stockbridge 

TO INCUR indebtedness FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of West Stockbridge may incur 
indebtedness to an amount not exceeding four thousand 
dollars for the purpose of funding loans issued in anticipa- 
tion of revenue of the year nineteen hundred and eighteen, 
and may issue notes of the town therefor, which shall bear 
on their face the words. West Stockbridge Funding Loan, 
Act of 1919. The notes shall be payable as follows: — one 
thousand dollars in nineteen hundred and nineteen, and one 



Town of West 
Stockbridge 
may incur in- 
debtedness for 
purpose of 
funding cer- 
tain loans. 



West Stock- 
bridge Fund- 
ins; Loan, Act 
of 1919. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 147, 148. 125 

thousand dollars annually thereafter, so that the whole in- 
debtedness will be discharged in the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-two. 

Section 2. The assessors, without further vote of the Assessors to 
town, shall annually assess a sum sufficient to meet the SentsTor^' 
maturing principal and interest requirements of the loan exYinguls'hing 
herein authorized, until the same is extinguished. ^°'^°' 

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

Approved April 18, 1019. 



An Act to authorize the town of natick to pay a cer- QfiQjf 147 

TAIN SUM OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF HOWARD L. FROST. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The town of Natick may pay the sum of Natkifinay 
two thousand dollars to Ella F, Frost, widow of Howard L. Pfo^„e ."^ " " °^ 
Frost, who was killed while in the performance of his duty widow of 
as a^ member of the fire department of the town, in June, Frost. 
nineteen hundred and eighteen. 

Section 2. The action of the said town at a town meet- Certain action 
ing held on March nineteenth, nineteen hundred and nine- confirmed" 
teen, in voting to pay the sum aforesaid to the said Ella F. 
Frost is hereby confirmed, and the town is authorized to 
appropriate and pay the said sum as if the said vote had been 
passed and the said appropriation had been made after the 
passage of this act. 

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

Approved April 18, 1919. 



An Act to provide for the erection and maintenance Chan 148 

of a public building in the city of LOWELL IN MEMORY 

OF soldiers and sailors. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. There is hereby established a memorial public Memorial pub- 
building commission for the city of Lowell, hereinafter called commission for 
the commission, which shall be composed of the mayor of L^weiusub- 
the city, ex officio, and four other members, registered voters ''^^*''^" 
of the city, who shall be appointed by the mayor with the 
approval of the municipal council. Vacancies occurring in Fining of 
the commission shall be filled for the unex-pired term by ap- ^'' 
pointment by the mayor with the approval of the municipal 
council. The members of the commission shall serve with- 



126 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 148. 



Members to 
serve without 
compensation. 

Duties, powers, 
etc., of coin- 
mission. 



Calling of 
meetings. 

May acquire 
land, erect a 
public hall, 
etc. 



Lowell 

Memorial 

Auditorium. 



To have cer- 
tain corporate 
powers of the 
city, etc. 

Signing of 
contracts. 



City may 
borrow money. 



out compensation, and shall have no financial interest, 
directly or indirectly in the work of constructing the build- 
ing, or in any contract relating thereto. The commission 
shall choose one of its members to act as chairman and shall 
appoint a clerk, shall keep a record of its proceedings, and 
may act in any matter in which it has jurisdiction by a 
majority vote of the commission at any meeting at which 
at least three members are present and of which all the 
members have had reasonable notice, or at which, at the 
time of action, all the members are present. Meetings may 
be called by the chairman or by a majority of the members. 

Section 2. The commission is hereby authorized, in 
the name and behalf of the city of Lowell, to acquire, by 
purchase or otherwise, land within the limits of the city, 
not already appropriated to public uses, and to erect thereon 
and to furnish and equip a public hall or auditorium for the 
use of the people of the city. The building shall be known 
as the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, and shall be dedicated 
to the men and women of Lowell who were in the service 
of the country in the wars in which the United States has 
been engaged. It shall contain, in addition to a public hall 
or auditorium, other rooms and accommodations necessary 
or convenient for use in connection therewith, and shall be 
so designed as to afford suitable opportrmity for the inscrip- 
tion of the names of residents of Lowell who huxe served in 
said wars, and for the preservation and exhibition of rec- 
ords and articles of historical interest in connection there- 
with. The commission shall have complete and exclusive 
control of the acquisition of land for, and the erection, fur- 
nishing and equipment of, said building, and the laying 
out of the grounds surrounding the same; it may make 
contracts in the name of the city, and the city solicitor shall, 
without additional compensation, advise the commission 
as to all matters within its jurisdiction, and shall prosecute 
and defend all suits arising from acts of the commission. 
The commission shall have and exercise, in accordance with 
the provisions of this act, all the corporate powers of the 
city under the law in respect to the purchase or taking of 
land for, and the erection of, said building. All contracts 
made by the commission shall be signed by a majority of its 
members. 

.Section .3. To provide the necessary funds for carrying 
out the provisions of this act, the city is hereby authorized 
to borrow, outside the limit of indebtedness fixed by law, a 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 148. 127 

sum not exceeding one million dollars, and to issue bonds or 

notes of the city therefor. Such bonds or notes shall be 

issued at such times and in such amounts as may be voted 

by the commission, shall be denominated, Lowell Memorial J^rAidUorUim 

Auditorium Loan, Act of 1919, shall be payable in not more i^an, Actof 

than twenty years from the dates of issue, and shall bear 

such rates of interest as may be fixed by the city treasurer 

with the approval of the mayor. The provisions of section 

fourteen of chapter seven hundred and nineteen of the acts 

of nineteen hundred and thirteen, and acts in amendment 

thereof and in addition thereto, shall apply to all loans made 

under authority of this act. 

The municipal council shall authorize the borrowing of ^ungfi^to^ 
money at such times and in such amounts as may be voted authorize the 
by the commission, and it shall be the duty of the treasurer money, etc. 
of the city to execute the bonds or notes in the name of the 
city, and of the mayor to countersign the same. The city 
auditor and the city treasurer shall act for the commission 
as for other city departments. The city treasurer shall keep 
separate all funds received for the purpose of constructing 
and equipping the said building and shall pay the same as 
directed by the commission. The commission shall make commission 
a written report of its doings to the municipal council, and annudreport 
shall furnish a detailed statement of its receipts and ex- coundi'."^'^^' 
penditures at the end of each financial year of the city. 

Section 4. All proceedings relative to the taking of Taking of 

,,,. .. ,^, ," land, assess- 

land by the commission and the assessment and recovery mentand 
of damages therefor shall be in accordance with the pro- damages there- 
visions of law relative to the laying out of highways. When- °'^' ^^°' 
ever the price proposed to be paid for land for the purposes 
of this act is more than twenty-five per cent higher than its 
average assessed valuation during the previous three years, 
the land shall not be taken by purchase, but shall be taken 
by right of eminent domain. 

Section 5. The members of the commission first, ap- Term of office 
pointed, with the exception of the mayor, shall continue in °^ members. 
office for the term of five years after their appointment: 
provided, however, that upon the completion of the building Proviso. 
it shall be turned over to the city and upon its acceptance by 
the city and the appointment of the board of trustees herein- 
after provided for, the term of office of the commission shall 
cease. 

Seciion 6. The board of trustees shall consist of the Board of 

ff' • 1,1 1 -.111' 1 trustees, mem- 

mayor, ex orncio, and three members appointed by him and bership, term 



128 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 148. 



of office, filling 
of vacancies, 
etc. 



City may 
appropriate 
money for 
maintenance 
and opera- 
tion of the 
building, etc. 



Use of the 

building 

regulated. 



Board of 
trustees to 
make annual 
report to 
municipal 
council. 

Certain ordi- 
nance of city 
of Lowell 
annulled. 



Repeal. 



To be submitted 
to municipal 
council. 



approved by the municipal council, for terms of one, two, 
and three years, respectively, and upon the expiration of 
the term of office of each member, a successor shall be ap- 
pointed by the mayor, with the approval of the municipal 
council for a term of three years. Any vacancy occurring 
in said board shall be filled by appointment for the unex- 
pired term in the manner of the original appointment. 

Section 7. After the completion and equipment of said 
building, the city may, for the purpose of keeping it in repair 
and for its maintenance and operation, appropriate from cur- 
rent revenue, or may raise by taxation, such sums as may be 
deemed necessary, the same to be expended as directed by 
the board of trustees. 

Section 8. The board of trustees may, under rules and 
regulations to be prescribed by it, permit said building and 
the grounds or various parts thereof to be used, but no charge 
shall be made when the building is used for political meetings, 
for graduation exercises or other meetings of any educational 
institution under the control of the city, state or federal 
government, or for any lecture, entertainment or other meet- 
ing to which the public is admitted without charge. Free 
use of the building or grounds shall not be permitted for any 
gathering where an admission fee is charged, directly or in- 
directly, or a collection taken, or where any articles are 
sold from which any form of income or profit is derived. 

Section 9. The board of trustees shall, at the end of 
each financial year, make a written report to the municipal 
council of its doings, and shall furnish a detailed statement 
of its receipts and expenditures. 

Section 10. An ordinance of the city of Lowell ap- 
proved on the fifteenth day of May in the year nineteen 
hundred and six, entitled "An Ordinance to create a Com- 
mission to acquire a Site and to rebuild Huntington Hall", 
is hereby annulled. Chapter one hundred and thirty-six of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and eight, and so much of any 
other act as is inconsistent herewith, are hereby repealed. 

Section 11. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the municipal council during the calendar year nine- 
teen hundred and nineteen. Approved April 18, 1919. 

[Accepted May 13, 1919.] 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 149, 150. 129 



An Act directing the secretary of the commonwealth QJidj) 149 

TO P^URNISII certain BOOKS AND DOCUMENTS TO THE TOWN 
OF MEDWAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The secretary of the commonwealth is hereby directed to Secretary of 
furnisli to the town of Medway, without cost to the town, a wt^ithTto'*"' 
complete set of the reports of the decisions of the supreme Loo'kl and"^**'" 
judicial court, the index-digest thereof, a copy of the Revised the*t«wn*of*^° 
Laws, and copies of all books and documents now required Medway. 
to be furnished to towns by chapter nine of the Revised Laws 
and acts in amendment thereof and in adtlition thereto, so 
far as the same may be available. 

Approved April 18, 1919. 



An Act to establish a municipal lighting commission ^t -. r/^ 

FOR THE CITY OF TAUNTON. ^* 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. - 

Section 1. The mavor of the citv of Taunton shall. Municipal 

. 1 . , . 1 p " 1 "p 1 • • light com- 

withni thirty days alter the passage or this act, appoint a mission for 
municipal light commission to consist of three citizens of Taunton 
said city, who shall not hold other public office therein, '^^t^'^"^''^'*- 
and who shall serve for two, four and six years, respectively, 
from the first day of May, nineteen hundred and nineteen; 
and every two years thereafter, the mayor shall appoint 
one member for a term of six years. The commission shall 
select one of its members as chairman, to serve as such 
during its pleasure. The commission shall have and exer- Powers, duties, 
cise the powers and be subject to the duties relative to the ^fg^io^i*^"™' 
municipal lighting plant of said city which are now con- 
ferred or imposed by law upon the mayor, and shall have in 
addition all the powers and duties now conferred or imposed 
by law upon municipal light boards in towns. The members 
of the commission shall be paid from the receipts of, and 
annual appropriations for, the municipal lighting plant, 
such compensation as the municipal council shall from time 
to time determine. Any vacancy in the said commission Fining of 
shall be filled by the mayor within thirty days after its ^'^''^"'''es- 
occurrence. 

Section 2. The commission shall establish the office of office of 
manager and fix his salary. The manager shall be removable Ushed, salary, 

removal, etc. 



130 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 151. 



Certain acts 
not to apply 
to city of 
Taunton. 



by said commission for cause after due notice and hearing, and 
shall not be a member of the commission. 

Section o. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent here- 
with shall not hereafter apply to the city of Taunton. 

Section 4, This act sliall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 22, 1919. 



Town of 
Sharon may 
acquire and 
operate a part 
of the Nor- 
wood, Canton 
and Sharon 
street Railway 
Company and 
a system of 
transportation 
by motor 
vehicles. 



[1901, 334.] 

Chap. 151 An Act to authorize the town of sharon to acquire 

AND OPERATE A STREET RAILWAY LINE AND A SYSTEM OF 
transportation by MOTOR VEHICLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folio ws: 

Section 1. The town of Sharon may acquire by pur- 
chase or lease, or may take by right of eminent domain, 
the tracks, poles and equipment of, or used in connection 
with, that part of the street railway line owned by the Nor- 
wood, Canton and Sharon Street Railway Company which 
is located in Sharon, and may transport for hire passengers 
or freight over public ways by motor vehicles, either with or 
without tracks, and may build, equip, operate and main- 
tain such vehicles for the said purpose. The town is hereby 
vested with all the powers and privileges and shall be sub- 
ject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions set forth 
in all general laws now or hereafter in force relating to strt^et 
railway companies or to common carriers operating motor 
vehicles on highways. The town may sell, let or sublet any 
property acquired or leased under authority hereof, and any 
grantee, lessee or sub-lessee of the town shall succeed to all 
the powers, duties and restrictions conferred or imposed 
upon the said town in respect to the operation thereof. 

Section 2. In case the town and the said street railway 
company arc unable to agree as to the compensation to be 
paid for any property taken hereunder by right of eminent 
domain, the same shall be determined in the same manner 
as for takings of property for highway purposes. 

Section 3. The town of Sharon, for the purpose of 
paying the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under 
this act, may incur indebtedness, outside the statutory 
limit, to an amount not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, 
and may issue therefor from time to time bonds or notes. 
shrron°street Such bouds or uotcs sliall bear on the face the words. Town 
Act'oTiQio"*"' o^ Sharon Street Railway Loan, Act of 1919, shall be payable 



Compensation 
to be paid for 

Eroperty taken 
y right of 
eminent 
domain. 



Town may 
incur indebt- 
edness. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 152. 131 

within a period not exceeding ten years from the dates of 
issue, and shall bear interest, payable semi-annually, at such 
rate as may be fixed by the treasurer with the approval of the 
board of selectmen. They shall be signed by the treasurer 
of the town and countersigned by a majority of the select- 
men. The town may, from time to time, sell the said securi- 
ties, 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. 

Section 4. The board of selectmen shall, subject to Board of 

I, I,. 11 p j_' A. A.' selectmen to 

such rules, regulations and orders as may trom tune to tune have charge 
be voted at any duly held town meeting, have charge of the' Cprratbifretc';^' 
maintenance, operation, repair and management of the said and^motor"^^^ 
street railway and of any motor vehicles acquired or operated vehicles. 
by the town hereunder. 

Section 5. This act shall take eflFect upon its accept- Tobesub- 
ance by the voters of the town of Sharon at a special or an- voters. 
nual town meeting called for the purpose. 

Approved April 22, 1919. 



An Act to ai^thorize the city of boston to pay a cer- (Jfidj) 152 

TAIN CLAIM OF THE ATLAS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. 

Be it enacied, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1 . The city of Boston may compensate the city of Boston 
Atlas Construction Company for the extra expense to which certain claim 
the company was put in the construction for the city of a construction 
wall on Deer Island, by reason of the fact that the company Company. 
was obliged to take materials from places other than those 
agreed upon by the city and the company, prior to the mak- 
ing of the contract for the building of said wall, but the sura 
paid hereunder shall not exceed the amount of the said extra 
expense. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- To be sub- 
ance by the mayor and city council of the said city, in ac- mayor and 
cordance with the provisions of its charter, provided that etc^ *'°""*^' ' 
such acceptance occurs prior to the thirty-first day of Decem- Proviso. 
ber in the current year. Approved April 22, 1919. 



132 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



Appropriations 
for main- 
tenance of 
departments, 
etc., and 
interest, sink- 
ing fund and 
bond require- 
ments, and 
certain im- 
provements. 



Chap.l5S An Act makincx appropriations for the maintenance of 

DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND 
CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMONWEALTH, FOR INTER- 
EST, SINKING FUND AND SERIAL BOND REQUIREMENTS AND 
FOR CERTAIN PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for the maintenance of the sev- 
eral departments, boards, commissions and institntions, of snn- 
dry other services, and for certain permanent improvements, 
and to meet certain requirements imposed by law, the sums 
set forth in section two, for the several purposes and subject 
to the conditions therein specified, are hereby appropri- 
ated from the general fund or 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 nineteen, 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 

For compensation for travel of senators, a sum 

not exceeding four thousand dollars, . . 4,000 00 

For the compensation of representatives, the sum 

of two hundred and forty-one thousand dollars, 241,000 00 

For compensation for travel of representatives, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand three 
hundred dollars, 22,300 00 

For the salaries of Henry D. Coolidge, clerk of 
the senate, and James W. Kimball, clerk of the 
house of representatives, the sum of ciglit 
thousand dollars, . 8,000 00 

For the salaries of William H. Sanger, assistant 
clerk of the senate, and Frank E. Bridgman, 
assistant clerk of the house of representatives, 
the sum of fifty-five hundred dollars, . . 5,500 00 

For such additional clerical assistance to, and 
with the approval of, the clerk of the senate, as 
may be necessary 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 repre- 
sentatives, as may be necessarj^ for the proper 
despatch of public business, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirty-five hundred dollars, .... 3,500 00 



Legislative 
Department. 



Item 
1 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 133 



Department. 



Item 

9 For the salaries of the doorkeepers of the senate and Legislative 

house of representatives, and the postmaster, 
with the approval of the sergeant-at-arms, a 
sum not exceeding fifty-two hundred dollars, . $5,200 00 

10 For the salaries of assistant doorkeepers and 

messengers to the senate and house of repre- 
sentatives, with the approval of the sergeant- 
at-arms, a sum not exceeding thirty-two thou- 
sand nine hundred dollars, 32,900 00 

11 For compensation for travel of doorkeepers, as- 

sistant doorkeepers and messengers of the 
senate and house of representatives, with the 
approval of the sergeant-at-arms, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-four hundred dollars, . . 2,400 00 

12 For 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 and twenty dollars, 6,120 00 

13 For 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 thousand dollars, .... 1,000 00 

14 For the salaries of the chaplains of the senate and 

house of representatives, the sum of twelve 

hundred dollars, 1,200 00 

15 For such clerical and other assistance as the sev- 

eral committees on rules ma}' be authorized to 
emplo.y, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 
five hundred dollars, 13,500 00 

16 For certain clerical and other assistance employed 

in and about the rooms of the general court by 
the sergeant-at-arms, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars, 3,500 00 

17 For authorized travelling and other expenses of 

committees of the present general court, with 
the approval of a majority of the committee 
incurring the expense, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars, 10,000 00 

18 For expenses of advertising hearings of the com- 

mittees of the present general court, including 
expenses of preparing and mailing advertise- 
ments to the various newspapers, with the ap- 
proval of the auditor of tlie commonwealth, a 
sum not exceeding eight thousand five hundred 
dollars, 8,500 00 

19 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 

20 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 respective branches, a sum 
not exceeding fifty-one thousand dollars, . 51,000 00 



134 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



Legislative 
Department. 



Item 

21 For printing and binding the manual for the gen- 

eral court, under the direction and with the 
approval of the clerks of the senate and house 
of representatives, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand seven hundred dollars, . . S5,700 00 

22 For expenses in connection with the publication 

of the bulletin of committee hearings, with the 
approval of the joint committee on rules, a 
sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, 15,000 00 

23 For stationery for the senate, purchased by and 

with the approval of the clerk, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eight hundred dollars, .... 800 00 

24 For stationery for the house of representatives, 

purchased by and with the approval of the 
clerk, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred 
dollars, 1,200 00 

25 For contingent expenses of the senate and house 

of representatives, and necessary expenses in 
and about the state house, with the approval 
of the sergeant-at-arms, a sum not exceeding 

ten thousand dollars, 10,000 00 

25a For expenses, for the current fiscal year, of the 
board of commissioners for the promotion of 
uniformity of legislation in the United States, 
a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars, . . 600 00 



Total, $495,620 00 



Executive 
Department. 



Service of the Executive Department. 

26 For the salary of the governor, the sum of ten 

thousand dollars, 

27 For the salary of the lieutenant governor, the sum 

of two thousand dollars, 

28 For the salaries of the eight councillors, the sum 

of eight thousand dollars, 

29 For the salaries of officials and emploj^^ees holding 

positions with salaries fixed by statutes, the 
sum of fifteen thousand five hundred dollars, 

30 For travel and expenses of the lieutenant governor 

and council from and to their homes, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, 

31 For contingent office and travelling expenses of 

the governor, a sum not exceeding sixty-five 
hundred dollars, 

32 For postage, printing and stationery for the gov- 

ernor's office, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
five hundred dollars, ..'.... 

33 For travelling and contingent expenses of the 

governor and council, a sum not exceeding 
three thousand dollars, 

34 For postage, printing and stationery of the coun- 

cil, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, 



$10,000 00 


2,000 00 


8,000 00 


15,500 00 


1,500 00 


6,500 00 


2,500 00 


3,000 00 


500 00 



I 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



135 



Item 

35 For expenses incurred in the arrest of fugitives 

from justice, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars, 

36 For payment of extraordinary expenses and for 

transfers made to cover deficiencies, as author- 
ized by chapter five hundred and forty-nine of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and eight, with 
the approval of the governor and council, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, . 



Executive 
Department. 



SI, 000 00 



100,000 00 



Total, $150,500 00 



Service of the Attorney-General's Department. 

37 For the salary of the attorney-general, the sum of 

seven thousand dollars, 

38 For the compensation of assistants in his office, 

and for such other legal and personal services 
as may be required, a sum not exceeding forty- 
four thousand tliree hundred dollars, 

39 For services other than personal, travelling ex- 

penses, office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand seven liundred 
dollars 



Attorney- 
r,000 00 Department. 



44,300 00 



5,700 00 



Total, $57,000 00 



Service of the Auditor of the Commonivealth. 

40 For the salary of the auditor and other officers 

and employees holding positions established by 
law, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dol- 
lars, . . . . . . \ . . . ,130,000 00 

41 For services of such additional clerical and other 

assistance as may be necessary, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-three thousand five hundred 
dollars, 33,500 00 

42 For services other than personal, travelling ex- 

penses, office supplies and equipment, a sum 

not exceeding six thousand dollars, . 6,000 00 



Auditor of 
the Common- 
wealth. 



Total, 



),500 00 



Service of the Supervisor of Administration. 

43 For the salaries of the supervisor and deput}^ a 

sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars, . $9,000 00 

44 For tlie services of clerks and other office assist- 

ants and for such extra services as may be re- 
quired, a sum not exceeding twenty-four 
thousand dollars, 24,000 00 



Supervisor of 
Administration. 



136 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



Item 

Supervisor of 45 Por services other than personal and for travelling 
A ministration. expenses, office supplies and eciuipment, a sum 
not exceeding two thousand nine hundred 
dollars, $2,900 00 

Total, $35,900 00 

Service of the Treasurer and Receiver General. 

an^Rece^ver ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ Salary of the treasurer and receiver gen- 
Generai. eral and other officers and employees holding 

positions established bv law, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirty thousand five hundred dollars, . . $30,500 00 

47 For services of additional clerical and other assist- 

ants, a sum not exceeding eight thousand three 

hundred dollars, 8,300 00 

48 For services other than personal, travelling ex- 

penses, office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding eight thousand five hundred 
dollars, 8,500 00 



Total, $47,300 00 

Certain Claims. 

Certain Claims. 49 YoY the expense on premiums on securities pur- 
chased by the treasurer and receiver general 
for the Massachusetts School Fund, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars, .... $1,000 00 
50 For reimbursing officials for premiums paid for 
procuring sureties on their bonds, as provided 
by existing laws, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand eight hundred dollars, .... 3,800 00 

Total, $4,800 00 

Service of the Tax Commissioner'' s Department. 
Items paid from the general revenue: 
mtssion?J-^s ^^ -^^r the salary of the commissioner and for other 

Department. officers and employees holding positions es- 

tablished by the statutes, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-six thousand three hundred dollars, . $36,300 00 

52 For the services of additional clerical and other 

assistants, a sum not exceeding fifty-five thou- 
sand seven hundred dollars, .... 55,700 00 

53 For travelling expenses, a sum not exceeding three 

thousand eight hundred dollars, .... 3,800 00 

54 For printing valuation books, a sum not exceeding 

three thousand four hundred fifty dollars, . 3,450 00 

55 For other services and for necessary office supplies 

and equipment, a sinn not exceeding seventeen 

thousand nine hundred sixty dollars, . . 17,960 00 



Total, $117,210 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 137 



Income Tax Division. 

Item 

Paid from receipts of the income tax: 
5(j Fur personal services of the deputy, assistants, income Tax 

assessors, assistant assessors, clerks, stenog- Division, 

raphers and otl^er necessary assistants, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred and sixty-four 
thousand dollars, $264,000 00 

57 For travelling expenses of the members of the 

division, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 

dollars, 8,000 00 

58 For services other than personal and for office 

supplies and equipment, a sura not exceeding 

ninety-five thousand dollars, .... 95,000 00 



Total, $367,000 00 

Service of the Controller of County Accounts. 

59 F(jr personal services of the controller and dep- Controller 

uties, a sum not exceeding eighty-six hundred °} County 

dollars, $8,600 00 

60 For services other than personal, travelling ex- 

penses, printing the annual report, and for 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two thousand two hundred dollars, . 2,200 00 



Total, $10,800 00 

Service of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

61 For the salaries of the secretary and officers and Secretary of 

employees in positions established by law, a weaiti°.™'"°"' 

sum not exceeding nineteen thousand five 

hundred dollars, $19,500 00 

62 For personal services in the preparation of copy 

for the publication of the province laws, a sum 
not exceeding two thousand two hundred dol- 
lars, . . 2,200 00 

63 For services of additional clerks and other assist- 

ants, a sum not exceeding fifty-four thousand 

dollars, 54,000 00 

64 For services other than personal, travelling ex- 

penses, office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding six thousand nine hundred dol- 
lars, 6,900 00 

65 For postage and expressage on public documents, 

and for mailing copies of bills and resolves to 
certain state, city and town officials, a sum not 
exceeding four thousand five hundred dollars, . 4,500 00 

66 For the arrangement and preservation of state 

records and papers, a sum not exceeding one 

thousand dollars, 1,000 00 



138 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



Secretary of 
the Common- 
wealth. 



Printing 
laws, etc. 



F^lection 
matters. 



Item 

67 For printing registration books and blanks and 

indexing returns, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five hundred dollars, $2,500 00 

68 For printing the history of a certain regiment in 

the civil war, the sum of one thousand dollars, 1,000 00 

69 For the purchase of certain supplies and equip- 

ment and for other things necessary in connec- 
tion with the reproduction of the manuscript col- 
lection designated "Massachusetts Archives", 
a sum not exceeding two thousand five hun- 
dred dollars, 2,500 00 

Total, $94,100 00 

For printing laws, etc.: 

70 For printing the pamphlet edition of the acts and 

resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 

eight thousand dollars, $8,000 00 

71 For the printing of a cumulative index to the acts 

and resolves, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars, 1,000 00 

72 For printing and binding the blue book edition of 

the acts and resolves of the present year, a sum 

not exceeding twelve thousand dollars, . . 12,000 00 

73 For the purchase of reports of decisions of the 

supreme judicial court, a sum not exceeding 

two tliousand dollars, 2,000 00 

74 For the purchase of paper used in the execution of 

the contract for the state printing, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred fifteen thousand dol- 
lars, 115,000 00 

75 For printing and binding public documents, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-four thousand dollars, . 24,000 00 

76 For printing and binding the province laws, a sum 

not exceeding seven thousand dollars, . . 7,000 00 



Total, $169,000 00 

For printing matters relating to elections : 

77 For personal and other services necessary for pre- 

paring and printing ballots for the primary 
elections, a sum not exceeding thirty-six thou- 
sand dollars, $36,000 00 

78 For the printing and distribution of ballots, a sum 

not exceeding ninety-three hundred dollars, . 9,300 00 

79 For the printing of blanks for town officers, elec- 

tion laws and blanks and instructions on all 
matters relating to elections, ajid for the expense 
of advertising the state ticket, a sum not exceed- 
ing five thousand dollars, 5,000 00 

80 For furnishing cities and towns with ballot boxes 

and for repairs to the same, a sum not exceeding 

one thousand dollars, 1,000 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



139 



Item 



81 For the purchase of apparatus to be used at poUing 
places in the canvass and counting of votes, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred fifty dollars, . 



Election 
matters. 



$250 00 



Total, . 
82 [This item omitted. 



$51,550 00 



83 



Service of Consolidating and Arranging the General Laws. 

For expenses incurred by the commission 
during the month of December, nineteen hun- 
dred and eighteen, the following sums: 
For the salaries of the commissioners, a sum not 
exceeding twelve hundred fifty dollars, . . $1,250 00 

84 For clerical, legal and other personal services, a 

sum not exceeding nineteen hundred sixteen 

dollars and sixty-six cents, 1,916 66 

85 For services other than personal, including print- 

ing, supplies and equipment for the office, a 
sum not exceeding eleven hundred sixty-six 

dollars and sixty-six cents, 1,166 66 

85aFor expenses to be incurred for the consolidation 
and arrangement of the general laws for the 
balance of the fiscal year nineteen hundred and 
nineteen, subject to such control and direction 
as may hereafter be determined upon by the 
general court, a sum not exceeding forty-seven 
thousand seven hundred sixtv-six dollars and 
sixty-eight cents, . . " . . . 47,766 68 



Commissioners 
for Consolidat- 
ing and Ar- 
ranging the 
General Laws. 



Total, 



$52,100 00 



Service of the Commissioner of Public Records. 

86 For personal services of the commissioner and his 

office assistant, a sum not exceeding four thou- 
sand five hundred dollars, $4,500 00 

87 For the purchase of ink for public records of the 

commonwealth, a sum not exceeding four hun- 
dred fifty dollars, 450 00 

88 For all other services, travelling expenses, office 

supplies and equipment, printing the annual 
report, and expenses necessarily incurred in 
performing the duties prescribed by law, a sum 
not exceeding fourteen hundred twentv-five 
dollars, ". . 1,425 00 



Commissioner 
of Public 
Records. 



Total, $6,375 00 

Service of the Bureau of Statistics. 

89 For salaries of the director and deputy, a sum not Bureau of 

exceeding six thousand five hmidred dollars, . $6,500 00 Statistics. 



140 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 

Item 

staUstiM ^^ -^^^ ^^^® personal services of clerks, other office 

assistants and special agents, a sum not exceed- 
ing sixty-six thousand two hundred seventv- 

five dollars, " . $06,275 00 

91 For clerical and other personal services for the 
operation of free employment offices, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-four thousand three hundred 
dollars, ; 34,300 00 



Total, $107,075 00 

Other Annual Expeyises. 

92 For services other than personal, the general work 

of the bureau, printing and binding the annual 
report and other publications, travelling ex- 
penses and office supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding twent.y thousand three 
hundred dollars, . . " $20,300 00 

93 [This item omitted.] 

94 For rent, necessary office supplies and equipment 

for the free employment offices, a sum not e.x- 
ceeding eleven thousand dollars, . . . 11,000 00 
94aTo provide for the present employment emer- 
gency, and to assist returning soldiers, sailors 
and marines in obtaining employment, a sum 
not exceeding nine thousand dollars may be 
expended in addition to the above sums for 
free employment offices, 9,000 00 



Total, $40,300 00 

95 For personal services and expenses of taking a 

special census in towns having an increased 
resident population during the summer months, 
to be covered by assessments upon the towns 
for which the work is done, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars, $1,000 00 

96 For personal services and expenses for auditing 

and installing municipal accounts, the cost of 
which is to be assessed upon the municipalities 
for which the work is done, a sum not exceeding 
twenty thousand dollars, 20,000 00 

97 For the expense of certain books, forms, and other 

material, which may be sold to cities and towns 
requiring the same for maintaining their system 
of accounts, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
five hundred dollars, . . . . . . 2,500 00 



Total, $23,500 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 141 



Service of the Ballot Laiv Commission. 

Item 

98 For compensation of the commissioners, a sum Commi^i^n 

not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, . $1,500 00 

99 For services, including travelling expenses, sup- 

plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred dollars, 200 00 



Total, 11,700 00 

Service of the Civil Service Commission. 

100 For the salaries of the commissioners and for cer- CivU Service 

tain employees in positions established by law, Commission. 

a sum not exceeding twenty thousand eight 

hundred fifty dollars, . . . . . $20,850 00 

101 For the services of other clerks and assistants, a 

sum not exceeding thirty-eight thousand dollars, 38,000 00 

102 For other services and for printing the annual re- 

port, and for office supplies and equipment, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand dollars, 21,000 00 

103 For services and travelling expenses in conducting 

investigations as provided by chapter two hun- 
dred and ninety-seven of the General Acts of 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two thousand dollars, .... 2,000 00 

Total, $81,850 00 

Service of the Board of Retirement. 

104 For personal services in the administrative office Board of 

of the board of retirement, a sum not exceeding Retirement, 

eight thousand dollars, . . • .- . • • $8,000 00 

105 For services other than personal, printing the 

annual report, and for office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding thirty-six hundred 
fifty dollars, . 3,650 00 

106 For retirements of annuity funds and pensions for 

employees retired from the state service under 
authority of the statutes, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-eight thousand five hundred dollars, 58,500 00 

Total, $70,150 00 

Service of Certain Pensioners and Other Persons receiving Compen- 
sation under Authority of the Statutes. 

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

and certain others formerly in the service of the 
commonwealth, now retired, a sum not exceed- 
ing sixty thousand dollars, $60,000 00 



142 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 

Item 

Pensions, etc. ^QS For the Compensation of certain prison officers 
and instructors formerly in the service of the 
commonwealth, and now retired, a sum not 
exceeding eighteen thousand dollars, . . . $18,000 00 

109 For the compensation of district police officers 

formerly in the service of the commonwealth, 
and now retired, a sum not exceeding eight 
hundred seventy-five dollars, .... 875 00 

110 For the compensation of certain women formerly 

employed by the sergeant-at-arms in cleaning 
the state house, and now retired, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twelve hundred forty-eight dollars, . 1,248 00 



Total, $80,123 00 

For certain other aid : 

For certain aid. HI For the Compensation of certain public employees 
for injuries sustained in the course of their em- 
ployment, as provided by chapter eight hundred 
and seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
dollars, $12,000 00 

Annuities, etc. 112 For the payment of certain annuities and pensions 
of soldiers and others under the provisions of 
certain acts and resolves, a sum not exceeding 
nine thousand six hundred seventy-two dollars, 9,672 00 

Service of the Massachusetts State Firemen's 
Association. 

State^Firemen's ^^'^ ^^^ relief disbursed and approved by the trustees 
AssociatLn! ^ of the Massachusetts State Firemen's Associa- 
tion, subject to the provisions of law, a sum 
not exceeding seventeen thousand five hundred 
dollars, . . . . . 17,500 00 
114 For the expenses of administration by the trustees 
of the Massachusetts State Firemen's Asso- 
ciation, a sum not exceeding five hundred dol- 
lars, 500 00 



Total, $39,672 00 

Service of the Department of the Sergeant-at-Arms ami Maintenance 
of the State Hovse. 

Sergeant-at- 115 For the Salary of the sergeant-at-arms, a sum not 
ment.^*"'"''' exceeding three thousand five hundred dollars, $3,500 00 

110 For the personal services of office assistants, a sum 
not exceeding six thousand seven hundred dol- 
lars, .......... 6,700 00 

117 For the personal services of engineers, assistant 
engineers, firemen and helpers in the engineer's 
department, a sum not exceeding fifty-four 
thousand five hundred dollars, .... 54,500 00 



i 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 143 

Item 

118 For personal services of watchmen and assistant Sergeant-at- 

watclimen, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand ment. ^^^^ ' 

nine hundred dollars, $30,900 00 

119 For personal services of messengers and porters, 

a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand seven 

hundred seventy dollars, 17,770 00 

120 For other personal services incidental to the care 

and maintenance of the building, a sum not 

exceeding nine thousand dollars, . . . 9,000 00 



Total, $122,370 00 

Other Annual Expenses. 

121 For ser^dces other than personal, including mail- 

ing the legislative bulletin, and for office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
hundred dollars, $1,500 00 

122 For the service of telephones in the building and 

expenses in connection therewith, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars, . . 28,000 00 

123 For services, supplies and equipment necessary 

to furnish heat, light and power, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-one thousand dollars, . . 71,000 00 

124 For other services, supplies and equipment neces- 

sary for the maintenance and care of the state 
house, including repairs of furniture and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding fifty-nine thousand 
dollars, . . . . . . . . . 59,000 00 

125 For new furniture and fixtures, with the approval 

of the state house commission, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty-four thousand dollars, . . . 44,000 00 

Total, $203,500 00 

126 For expenses incurred in moving offices with their 

equipment, located outside the state house and 
in the state house, a sum not exceeding tliree 
thousand dollars, $3,000 00 

State House Improvements. 

126a For completing certain changes and alterations state House 

in the state house extension, as originally au- improvements, 

thorized by chapter three hundred and twenty- 
five of the Special Acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, the unexpended balance 
of the appropriation of nineteen hundred and 
seventeen, amounting to nineteen thousand 
seven hundred ninety-three dollars and fifty- 
five cents, is hereby re-appropriated, and any 
unexpended balance remaining at the end of 
the current fiscal year may be expended in the 
succeeding year, $19,793 55 



144 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 

Item 

State House 126b For grading and completing the state house 

Improvements. ", j ,i i-i- c j.\ ii i 

grounds, under the direction ot the state house 
commission, subject to the approval of the 
governor, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thou- 
sand dollars, provided that in carr3'ing out the 
work authorized by this item preference shall 
be given, so far as possible, to persons who have 
received an honorable discharge from the mili- 
tary or naval service of the United States, and 
any unexpended balance remaining at the end 
of the current fiscal year may be expended in 
the succeeding year, S35,000 00 



Total, 154,793 55 

Service of the Judicial Department. 
Supreme Judicial Court, as follows: 
De^'^rtli nt ^^^ ^^^ ^'^® Salaries and allowance for travelling ex- 
Supreme pcuses of the chief justice and of the six asso- 

Judiciai Court. ciatc justices, a sum not exceeding seventy-four 

thousand dollars, $74,000 00 

128 For the pensions of retired justices, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-two thousand five hundred 

dollars, 22,500 00 

129 For the salary of the clerk for the commonwealth, 

a sum not exceeding three thousand five hun- 
dred dollars, 3,500 00 

130 For clerical assistance to the clerk, a sum not 

exceeding nine hundred dollars, .... 900 00 

131 For clerical assistance to the justices, a sum not 

exceeding four thousand dollars, . 4,000 00 

132 For office supplies, services and equipment of the 

supreme judicial court, a sum not exceeding 

two thousand dollars, 2,000 00 

Reporter of Decisions: 

133 For the salary of the reporter of decisions, a sum 

not exceeding four thousand dollars, . 4,000 00 

134 For clerk hire and office supplies, services and 

equipment, a sum not exceeding fifty-two 

hundred dollars, 5,200 00 

135 For the salaries of the officers and messengers, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-six hundred forty 

dollars, 2,640 00 

136 For the salary of the clerk for the county of Suf- 

folk, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dol- 
lars, 1,500 00 

137 [This item omitted.] 

Total, $120,240 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



145 



Item 

Superior Court, as follows: 

138 For the salaries and allowance for travelling ex- 

penses of the chief justice and of the twenty- 
seven associate justices, a sum not exceeding 
two hundred thirt\'-eight thousand five hundred 
dollars, . . ' $238,500 00 

139 For the salary of the assistant clerk, Suffolk 

countv, a sum not exceeding five hundred dol- 
lars, 1 . . 500 00 

140 For printing, transportation of papers and docu- 

ments, and office supplies, services and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred 
dollars, 1,500 00 

141 For pensions of retired justices, a sum not exceed- 

ing twelve thousand dollars, .... 12,000 00 



Superior 
Court. 



Total, -1252,500 00 



Probate and Insolvency Courts, as follows: 

142 For the salaries of judges of probate of the several 

counties, a sum not exceeding sevent^^-two 

thousand seven hundred dollars, '. . $72,700 00 

143 For pensions of retired justices, a sum not exceed- 

ing three thousand dollars, 3,000 00 

144 For the compensation of judges of probate when 

acting outside of their own county for other 
judges of probate, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
jfive hundred dollars, 2,500 00 

145 For the salaries of registers of the several counties, 

a sum not exceeding forty-four thousand four 

hundred fifty dollars, 44,450 00 

146 For the salaries of assistant registers, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-seven thousand six hundred 

fifty dollars, 37,650 00 



Probate and 

Insolvency 

Courts. 



Total, 



$160,300 00 



For clerical assistance to Registers of the 
several counties, as follows: 

147 Barnstable, a sum not exceeding six hundred 

dollars, 

148 Berkshire, a sum not exceeding one thousand dol- 

lars, 

149 Bristol, a sum not exceeding forty-seven hundred 

sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents, 

150 Dukes, a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars, 

151 Essex, a sum not exceeding eighty-one hundred 

seventy-five dollars, 

152 Franklin, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars, 

153 Hampden, a sum not exceeding forty-one hundred 

fifty dollars, 



Registers of 
00 Probate and 
Insolvency, 
clerical 
1,000 00 assistance. 



4,766 67 
400 00 



8,175 00 
600 00 

4,150 00 



146 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



Registers of 
Probate and 
Insolvency, 
clerical 
assistance. 



District 
Attorneys. 



Item 

154 Hampshire, a sum not exceeding seven hundred 

dollars, $700 00 

155 Middlesex, a sum not exceeding ninety-seven 

hundred eighty-two dollars and sixty-seven 

cents, 9,782 67 

156 Nantucket, a sum not exceeding three hundred 

dollars, 300 00 

157 Norfolk, a sum not exceeding forty-seven hundred 

fifty dollars, 4,750 00 

158 Plymouth, a sum not exceeding twenty-three 

hundred seventeen dollars and thirty-three 

cents, . . . . . . . . . 2,317 33 

159 Suffolk, a sum not exceeding sevent3'-nine hun- 

dred dollars, 7,900 00 

160 Worcester, a sum not exceeding seventy-five 

hundred thirty-two dollars and sixt^'-seven 

cents, " . . 7,532 67 

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

county of Middlesex, a sum not exceeding 

fifteen hundred dollars, 1,500 00 

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

county of Suffolk, a sum not exceeding fifteen 

hundred dollars, 1,500 00 



164 



165 



Total, $55,974 34 

District Attornej^s, as follows: 
163 For the salaries of the district attorney, assistants 
and deputy assistants for the Suffolk district, 
a sum not exceeding thirty thousand four 
hundred dollars, $30,400 00 

For the salaries of the district attorne}^, assistants 
and deputy assistants for the northern district, 
a sum not exceeding twelve thousand five 
hundred dollars, 12,500 00 

For the salaries of the district attorne}^ and assist- 
ants for the eastern district, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand two hundred fifty dollars, . . 10,250 00 

166 For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 

ants for the southeastern district, a sum not 

exceeding eighty-two hundred dollars, . . 8,200 00 

167 For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 

ants for the southern district, a sum not exceed- 
ing eightj^-two hundred dollars, .... 8,200 00 

For the salaries of the district attorney and assist- 
ant for the middle district, a sum not exceeding 
eight thousand dollars, 8,000 00 

For the salary of the district attorney for the 
western district, a sum not exceeding three 

thousand dollars, 3,000 00 

170 For the salary of the district attorney for the 
northwestern district, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars, 2,000 00 



168 



169 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 147 

Item 

171 For travelling expenses necessarily incurred by Attorneys 

the district attorneys, except in the Suffolk 
district, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight 
hundred dollars, $2,800 00 



Total, . ^ $85,350 00 

Service of the Land Court. 

172 For the salaries of the judge, associate judge, the i-and Court. 

recorder and court officer, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-four thousand two hundred dollars, $24,200 00 

1 73 For engineering, clerical and other personal serv- 

ices, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 

three hundred ten dollars, 15,310 00 

174 For personal services in the examination of titles, 

for publishing and serving citations and other 
ser^^ces, travelling expenses, supplies, and office 
equipment, and for the preparation of sectional 
plans showing registered land, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eighteen thousand five hundred twenty- 
five dollars, \ 18,525 00 



Total, $58,035 00 

Scrdce of the Conmmsion on Probation. 

175 For personal services of the deputy commissioner. Commission 

clerks and stenographers, a sum not exceeding 

ten thousand three hundred forty dollars, . $10,340 00 

176 For services other than personal, including print- 

ing the annual report, travelling expenses, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-six hundred dollars, 2,600 00 

Total, $12,940 00 

Service of the State Department of Health. 

Division of administration, as follows: 

177 For personal services of the commissioner, health H!*i? I?®£'*'^ui 

' . , „, • , , , 1 ment ot xlealtn. 

council and office assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing nineteen thousand five hundred dollars, $19,500 00 

178 For services other than personal, including print- 

ing the annual report, travelling expenses, office 
supplies and ecjuipment, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-two hundred dollars, .... 9,200 00 

Division of hygiene, as follows: 

179 For personal services of the director and assistants, 

a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand eight 

hundred fifty dollars, 13,850 00 

ISO For services other than personal, travelling ex- 
penses, office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding fourteen thousand dollars, . . 14,000 00 



148 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 

Item 

Division of communicable diseases, as follows: 
ufentof'^HelVth ^^^ ^^^ pci'sonal services of the director, district 
health officers and their assistants, epidemi- 
ologist, bacteriologist and assistants in the diag- 
nostic laboratory, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
two thousand eight hundred fifty dollars, $62,850 00 

182 For services other than personal, travelling ex- 

penses, laboratory, office and other necessary 
supplies, including the purchase of animals and 
equipment, and rent of certain offices, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-eight thousand five hun- 
dred dollars, 38,500 00 

Antitoxin and vaccine lymph, as follows: 

183 For personal services in the investigation and 

production of antitoxin and vaccine lymph and 
other specific material for protective inocula- 
tion, diagnosis of treatment, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-four thousand three hundred dollars, 24,300 00 

184 For other services, supplies, materials and equip- 

ment necessary for the production of antitoxin 
and other materials as enumerated above, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-six thousand dollars, 26,000 00 

Manufacture and distribution of arsphen- 
amine, as follows: 

185 For personal services necessary for the manu- 

facture of arsphenamine or other similar prep- 
arations, a sum not exceeding ninetv-seven 
hundred dollars, " . 9,700 00 

186 For the purchase of chemicals and other materials, 

including equipment and supplies necessary for 
the preparation and manufacture of arsphena- 
mine, or its equivalent, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-five hundred dollars, .... 9,500 00 

Division of food and drug inspection, as 
follows : 

187 For personal services of the director, analysts, 

inspectors and other assistants, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twentv-five thousand five himdred 
dollars, . ." 25,500 00 

188 For other services, including travelling expenses, 

supplies, material and equipment, a sum not 

exceeding eighty-five hundred dollars, . . 8,500 00 

Division of water supply and sewage disposal, 
as follows : 

189 For personal services of the director, engineers, 

laboratory director, chemists, clerks and other 
assistants, a sum not exceeding fifty-three 
thousand three hundred dollars, .... 53,300 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 149 



ment of Health. 



Item 

190 For other services, including travelling expenses, £!f*f 5w!!!!u 

supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding eleven thousand seven hundred dol- 
lars, $11,700 00 

191 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 

191a For an investigation relative to the causes of 
cancer, and for any expenses incidental to fur- 
ther investigations for the treatment or pre- 
vention of cancer, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars, 3,000 00 



Total, $334,200 00 

Service of the Trustees of Hospitals for Consumptives. 

Trustees of 

192 For personal services of the secretary, stenog- Hospitals for 

raphers, clerks and other assistants assigned Consumptives. 

to the state house, a sum not exceeding eight 

thousand five hundred fifteen dollars, . . $8,515 00 

193 For services other than personal, including print- 

ing the annual report, travelling expenses and 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three thousand dollars, .... 3,000 00 

194 To cover the payment of subsidies to which certain 

cities and towns are entitled under the provi- 
sions 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 nineteen hundred and 
seventeen, for the period ending November 
thirty, nineteen hundred and eighteen, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred eighty-nine thou- 
sand six hundred seventy-six dollars and four- 
teen cents, 189,676 14 



Total, $201,191 14 

For the maintenance of the sanatoria, sub- m^alntenance. 

ject to the approval of the trustees of hospitals 
for consumptives, as follows: 

195 For the Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum not 

exceeding one hundred seventy-seven thousand 

six hundred sixty dollars, . ' . . . . $177,660 00 

196 For the North Reading state sanatorium, a sum 

not exceeding one hundred thirty-nine thousand 

two hundred dollars, 139,200 00 

197 For the Rutland state sanatorium, a sum not 

exceeding two hundred fifty-seven thousand 

eight hundred eighty-eight dollars, . . . 257,888 00 



150 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



Item 

Sanatoria^^^ 198 For the Wcstfield state sanatorium, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred seventy thousand nine 
hundred sixty-five dollars, S170,965 00 



maintenance. 



Total, $745,713 00 

fmprovements. For Certain improvements at the sanatoria, 

subject to the approval of the trustees of hos- 
pitals for consumptives, as follows: 

198a For the Lake\'ille state sanatorium, for the pur- 
chase of a certain tract of land and the build- 
ings thereon, a sum not exceeding twentv-five 
hundred dollars, '. . $2,500 00 

198b For the North Reading state sanatorium, for the 
construction of a brick chimney and incinerator, 
a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, . 5,000 00 

198c For the Westfield state sanatorium, for the in- 
stallation of water pipe and hydrants for better 
fire protection, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
hundred dollars, 2,500 00 

Total, $10,000 00 

Service of the Department of Animal Industry. 
Department jgg YoY Salary of the Commissioner, a sum not exceed- 
industry. iug thirty-five hundred dollars, .... $.3,500 00 

200 For personal services of clerks and stenographers, 

a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars, 8,000 00 

201 For services other than personal, including print- 

ing the annual report, travelling expenses of 
the commissioner, and office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding forty-four hundred 
dollars, 4,400 00 

202 For personal services of veterinarians and agents 

engaged in the work of extermination of con- 
tagious diseases among domestic animals, a 
sum not exceeding forty-seven thousand dollars, 47,000 00 

203 For the travelling expenses of veterinarians and 

agents, a sum not exceeding twenty-two thou- 
sand five hundred dollars, 22,500 00 

204 For reimbursement of owners of cattle and horses 

killed, travel, when allowed, of inspectors of 
animals, incidental expenses of killing and bur- 
ial, quarantine and emergency services, and for 
laboratory and veterinary supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding fifty-five thousand 
dollars, 55,000 00 

205 For the reimbursement of certain towns for com- 

pensation paid to inspectors of animals in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of section twelve 
of chapter ninety of the Revised Laws, a sum 
not exceeding sixty-two hundred dollars, . G,200 00 

Total, $146,600 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 151 

Registration for Certain Professions and Trades. 
Service for Examination of Public Accountants. 



Item 

206 For examinations and registration of public ac- Examination 

countants, including personal services of ex- Aconintants 

aminers, other services and necessary supplies 

and equipment, the said expenses to be incurred 

under the direction and with the approval of 

the bank commissioner, a sum not exceeding 

twelve hundred dollars, $1,200 00 

Service of the Board of Bar Examiners. 

207 For personal services of the members of the board. Board of 

a sum not exceeding forty-two hundred dollars, $4,200 00 ^*' Examiners. 

208 For other services, including printing the annual 

report and travelling expenses, office supplies 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding two thou- 
sand dollars, 2,000 00 

Total, $6,200 00 

Service of the State Examiners of Electricians. 

209 For personal services of the secretary and office State 

assistants, a sum not exceeding thirty-nine EkctHcfans''^ 

hundred sixty-five dollars, $3,965 00 

210 For other expenses, including printing the annual 

report, travelling expenses, office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding thirty-two 
hundred dollars, 3,200 00 



Total, $7,165 00 

Service of the Board of Dental Examiners. 

211 For services of the members of the board and Board of 

clerical assistants, a sum not exceeding twenty- Ex^n^ners 

one hundred fifty dollars, $2,150 00 

212 For other services, including printing the annual 

report, and for rent, travelling expenses, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-eight hundred dollars, .... 2,800 00 



Total, $4,950 00 

Service of the Board of Registration in Embalming. 

213 For compensation of members of the board and Board of 

services of their clerk, a sum not exceeding i^TmbaJm^ng 

twelve hundred eighty-eight dollars, . . . $1,288 00 

214 For services other than personal, including travel- 

ling expenses, supplies and office equipment, a 
sum not exceeding eleven hundred sixty-five 
dollars, 1,165 00 

Total, $2,453 00 



152 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



Board of 
Registration 
in Medicine. 



Service of the Board of Registration in Medicine. 

Item 

215 For services of the members of the board, a sum 

not exceeding forty-three hundred dollars, . $4,300 00 

216 For services of office assistants, a sum not exceed- 

ing sixteen hundred seventy dollars, . . . 1,670 00 

217 For services other than personal, including the 

printing of the annual report, travelling ex- 
penses, rent of office, office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding twenty-seven 
hundred dollars, 2,700 00 

218 For personal services of members of the board and 

examiners for the registration of chiropodists, 

a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars, . . 600 00 



Total, $9,270 00 



Board of 
Registration 
of Nurses. 



Board of 
Registration 
in Optometry. 



Service of the Board of Registration of Nurses. 

219 For services of members of the board, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-one hundred dollars, . $2,100 00 

220 For services of clerical assistants in their office, a 

sum not exceeding fourteen hundred fifty dol- 
lars, . . 1,450 00 

221 For services other than personal, printing the 

annual report, office rent, travelling expenses 
and office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding two thousand dollars, .... 2,000 00 



Total, 



Service of the Board of Registration in Optometry 

222 For personal services of the members of the board, 

a sum not exceeding ten hundred fifty dol- 
lars, 

223 For clerical services, a sum not exceeding seven 

hundred fifty dollars, 

224 For other services, printing the annual report, 

office supplies and equipment, and travelling 
expenses of the members of the board, a sum 
not exceeding four hundred twenty-five dol- 
lars, 



),550 00 



$1,050 00 
750 00 



425 00 



Board of 
Registration 
in Pharmacy. 



Total, $2,225 00 

Service of the Board of Registration in Pharmacy. 

225 For personal services of the members of the board, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-eight hundred dol- 
lars, . $3,800 00 

226 For ser\aces of the agent and office assistants, a 

sum not exceeding thirty-eight hundred twenty- 
five dollars, 3,825 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



153 



Item 



227 For services other than personal, printing the 
annual report, travelling expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-six hundred fifty dollars, .... 



Board of 
Registration 
in Pharmacy. 



52,650 00 



Total, S10,275 00 

Service of the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine. 



228 For services of the members of the board and 

secretary, a sum not exceeding six hundred 
dollars, 

229 For other services, printing the annual report, 

travelling expenses, office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

Total, 



Board of 
Registration 
in Veterinary 
$600 00 Medicine. 



500 00 



$1,100 00 



Service of the Board of Conciliation and Arbitration. 

230 For the services of the commissioners and secre- 

tary, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 

dollars, $11,000 00 

231 For services of office, expert and other assistants, 

a sum not exceeding ninety-two hundred dol- 
lars, . . . . 9,200 00 

232 For other services, printing the annual report, 

travelling expenses, supplies and equipment, a 

sum not exceeding sixty-three hundred dollars, 6,300 00 



Board of Con- 
ciliation and 
Arbitration. 



Total, $26,500 00 



Service of the Minimum Wage Commission. 

233 For salaries and expenses of the commissioners, a 

sum not exceeding twenty-three hundred dol- 
lars, 

234 For personal services of the secretary, clerks, 

stenographers, agents and investigators, a sum 
not exceeding twelve thousand dollars, 

235 For compensation and expenses of wage boards, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-two hundred dollars, 

236 For services other than personal, printing the 

annual report, travelling expenses, office rent 
and office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding forty-five hundred dollars, . 



$2,300 00 



12,000 00 
3,200 00 



4,500 00 



Minimum 
Wage Com- 
mission. 



Total, $22,000 00 

Service of the Industrial Accident Board. 

237 For personal services of members of the board, 
secretaries, medical adviser, vocational director 
and inspectors, a sum not exceeding fifty-six 
thousand nine hundred dollars, . . .' . $56,900 00 



Industrial 

Accident 

Board. 



154 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 

Item 

A '^"d*^nif' 238 For personal services of clerks and office assist- 

Boarcf." ants, a sum not exceeding sixty-eight thousand 

dollars, $68,000 00 

239 For expenses of impartial examinations, a sum not 

exceeding eighteen thousand dollars, . . 18,000 00 

240 For travelling expenses, a sum not exceeding 

fifty-eight hundred dollars, 5,800 00 

241 For other services, printing the annual report, 

necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-three thousand dollars, . 23,000 00 

Total, $171,700 00 

Service of the State Board of Labor and Industries. 
State Board 242 For personal ser\'ices of members of the board, 
indua't^ies"'^ commissiouers and deputy commissioners, a 

sum not exceeding nineteen thousand dollars, . $19,000 00 

243 For personal services of inspectors and expert in- 

vestigators, and for salaries of clerks, stenog- 
raphers and other assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing seventy thousand dollars, .... 70,000 00 

244 For travelling expenses of the members of the 

board, officers and employees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand dollars, .... 10,000 00 

245 For the rent and care of office, a sum not exceeding 

six thousand dollars, 6,000 00 

246 For services other than personal, printing the an- 

nual report and the necessary office supplies 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding eleven 
thousand five hundred dollars, .... 11,500 00 

Total, $116,500 00 

Service of the Homestead Commission. 

Homestead 247 For services of the secretary and stenographer, a 
Commission. ^^^^^^ ^^^^ exceeding twentv-two hundred fifty 

dollars, . . . . ' $2,250 00 

248 For other services, printing the annual report, 

travelling expenses, office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding sixteen hundred 
dollars, 1,600 00 

249 [This item omitted.] 

Total, $3,850 00 

Service of the Supervisor of Loan Age^icies. 

Supervisor of 250 For Salary of the supervisor, a sUm not exceeding 
Loan Agencies. thirty-five hundred dollars, . ... $3,500 00 

251 For services of assistants in the supervisor's office, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred fifty 
dollars, . . . . ■ 3,550 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 155 

Item 

252 For services other than personal, printing the wrXgendes 

annual report, office supplies and equipment, a 

sum not exceeding nine hundred fiftj^ dollars, . $950 00 

Total, / $8,000 00 

Service of the Commissioner of Standards. 

253 For personal services of the commissioner, a sum Coinmissioner 

not exceeding three thousand dollars, . . $3,000 00 °^ Standards. 

251 For personal services of the inspectors, clerks and 
stenographers in the office, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand three hundred thirty dol- 
lars, . . . . . . . 13,330 00 

255 For other services, inckuling printing the annual 
report, travelling expenses, and office supplies, 
equipment and apparatus, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-eight hundred dollars, .... 8,800 00 



missioner. 



Total, $25,130 00 

Service of the Bank Commissioner. 

256 For salaries of the commissioner and deputv, the Bank Com- 

sum of nine thousand dollars, . " . $9,000 00 

257 For services of examiners and assistants, clerks, 

stenographers and experts, a sum not exceeding 

ninety thousand dollars, 90,000 00 

258 For services other than personal, printing the 

annual report, travelling expenses, office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-two thousand dollars, 62,000 00 



Total, $161,000 00 

Service of the Insurance Co7nmissioncr''s Department. 

259 For personal services of the commissioner and insurance 

persons holding offices with salaries fixed by Sone™^' 

law, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand Department, 

dollars, $19,000 00 

260 For the services of additional deputies, clerks, 

stenographers and other assistants, a sum not 
exceeding sixtv-eight thousand five hundred 
dollars, . '. 68,500 00 

261 For other services, including printing the annual 

report, travelling expenses, and necessary office 
supplies and eciuipment and rent, a sum not 
exceeding eighteen thousand dollars, . . . 18,000 00 



Total, $105,500 00 



156 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 

Service of the Savings Bank Life Insurance Department. 

Item 

Savings Bank 262 For persoiial services of officers and employees, a 
DepartmenT*^ suiii iiot exceeding thirteen thousand eight 

hundred dollars, . . . . . . . $13,800 00 

263 For publicity, including personal services and 

travelling expenses of one person, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, . . 2,500 00 

264 For services other than {xrsonal, printing the 

annual report and travelling expenses, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-seven hundred dollars, .... 3,700 00 



Total, . $20,000 00 

Service of the Fire Prevention Commissioner. 

Fire Preven- The maintenance of this department, as 

mission^' hereinafter authorized, is to be assessed upon 

certain cities and towns making up the metro- 
politan district as provided by chapter seven 
hundred and ninety-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and fourteen: 

266 For personal services of the connnissioner and 

deputy, a sum not exceeding six thousand dol- 
lars, .' $6,000 00 

267 For personal services of the secretary and office 

employees, a sum not exceeding twelve thou- 
sand nine hundred dollars, 12,900 00 

268 For other services, printing the annual report, 

office rent and for necessary office supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding nine thousand 
dollars, 0,000 00 



Total, $27,900 00 

Service of the Board of Gas and Electric Light Commissioners. 

Board of Gas Thc suuis hereinafter mentioned, except as is 

Lighfcom-'' otherwise provided, are to be paid from the Gas 

missioners. ;xnd Electric Light Commissioners' Fund, sub- 

ject to the pro\dsions of sections one hundred 
and thirtj^-six and one hundred and thirty-seven 
of chapter seven hundred and forty-two of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen : 

269 For services of the commissioners, a sum not 

exceeding fourteen thousand dollars, . . . $14,000 00 

270 For personal services of the clerks and office assist- 

ants, a sum not exceeding eighty-eight hundred 

ten dollars, 8,810 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



157 



Item 

271 For personal services of the inspector of gas and 

gas meters, assistant inspectors, deputy in- 
spectors of meters, office rent, travelling and 
other necessary expenses of inspection, a sum 
not exceeding seventeen thousand two hundred 
dollars, $17,200 00 

272 For services and expenses of expert assistants, as 

authorized by law, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
five hundred dollars, 5,500 00 

273 For other services, printing the annual report, for 

rent of offices and for necessary office supplies 
and etjaipment, a sum not exceeding fourteen 
thousand six hundred dollars, .... 14,600 00 

274 For the examination and tests of electric meters, 

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



Board of Gas 
and Electric 
Light Coni- 
missionera. 



Total, 



[,110 00 



275 For services and expenses in connection with the 
abatement of smoke in Boston and vicinity, 
under the direction and with the approval of 
the board of gas and electric light commission- 
ers, a sum not exceeding seventy-eight hundred 
sixt}' dollars, the same to be assessed upon the 
cities and towns of the district named in section 
one of chapter six hundred and fifty-one of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and ten, 



$7,860 00 



Service of the Public Service Commission. 

276 For salaries of the commissioners, a sum not ex- 

ceeding twenty-four thousand five himdred 

dollars, . $24,500 00 

277 For personal services of secretaries, employees of 

the accounting department, engineering depart- 
ment and rate and tariff department, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-eight thousand four hundred 
fifty dollars, 38,450 00 

278 For the inspection department, personal services, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-four thousand four 

hundred dollars, 34,400 00 

279 For personal services of clerks, messengers and 

office assistants, a sum not exceeding eighty- 
nine hundred ten dollars, 8,910 00 

280 For personal services of the telephone and tele- 

graph department, a sum not exceeding ten 

thousand two hundred dollars, .... 10,200 00 

281 For personal services of experts, a sum not exceed- 

ing two thousand dollars, 2,000 00 

282 For stenographic reports of hearings, a sum not 

exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars, . . 5,500 00 



Public Service 
Commission. 



158 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



Item 

PubUc Service 283 P'or rent f)f offices, a sum not exceeding seventy- 

oommiss.on. ^^^ hundred dollars, . . • .■ . ■ ■ S7,500 00 

284 For travelling expenses of the commission and 

employees, a sum not exceeding five thousand 

dollars, 5,000 00 

285 For services other than personal, printing the an- 

nual report, office supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand eight 
hundred dollars, 22,800 00 

286 For stenographic reports of evidence at inquests 

held in cases of death by accident on or about 
railroads, a sum not exceeding thirty-five 
hundred dollars, 3,500 00 

The expenses covered hereby to be assessed 
in accordance with the provisions of chapter ' 
four hundred and ninety-six of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twelve. 

Total, $162,760 00 



District Police 
Department. 



Service of the District Police Department. 

287 For personal services of the chief, regular clerks 

and stenographers, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
four thousand two hundred dollars, . . . $24,200 00 

288 For contingent services, including printing the 

animal report, rent of district offices, supplies 
and equipment, and all other things necessary 
for the investigation of fires and moving- 
picture licenses, as rec^uired bj^ law, a sum not 
exceeding sixteen thousand four hundred dol- 
lars, 16,400 00 



Detective 
department. 



Building in- 
spect ion 
department. 



Detective Department, as follows: 

289 For jiersonal services of the chief and officers, as 

defined by law, a sum not exceeding fifty-eight 

thousand three hundred nine dollars, . . . 58,309 00 

290 For travelling expenses of the department, a sum 

not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, . . 20,000 00 

291 For maintenance and operation of the jxjlice 

steamer "Lotis", a sum not exceeding six 

thousand dollars, ....... 6,000 00 

292 For personal services, rent, supplies and equip- 

ment necessary in the enforcement of statutes 
relative to explosives and inflammable fluids 
and compounds, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
seven hundred fifty dollars, 3,750 00 

Building Inspection Department, as follows: 

293 For personal services of the chief and officers, as 

defined by law, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
eight thousand eight hundred dollars, . . 38,800 00 

294 For travelling expenses of the department, a sum 

not exceeding eighty-six hundred dollars, . . 8,600 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 159 

Item 

Boiler Inspection Department, as follows : 

295 For personal services of the chief and officers, as Boiler inspec- 

defined by law, a sum not exceeding forty-nine m°nt.''^*'^*^" 

thousand four hundred twenty-one dollars, $49,421 00 

296 For travelling, expenses of the department, a sum 

not exceeding eleven thousand nine hundred 

dollars, . 11,900 00 

297 For services, supplies and equipment necessary 

for investigations and inspections by the de- 
partment, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars, 1,000 00 



Total, $238,380 00 

Service of the Board of Boiler Rvles. 

298 For personal services of the members of the board, hotie^- Rules 

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

298a For services other than personal and the neces- 
sary travelling expenses of the members of the 
board, office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding six hundred dollars, .... GOO 00 



Total, $1,600 00 

Service of the Adjutant General. 

299 For the salarv of the adjutant general, a sum not Adjutant 

exceeding thirty-six hundred dollars, . . . $3,600 00 ^'^lerai. 

300 For the personal services of office assistants, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-two thousand four hun- 
dred dollars, . . ' 22,400 00 

301 For services other than personal, printing the 

annual report, and for necessary office supplies 
and expenses, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
eight hundred dollars, 7,800 00 

302 For expenses, not otherwise provided for in con- 

nection with military matters and accounts, a 
sum not exceeding sixteen thousand eight hun- 
dred fifty dollars, 16,850 00 

302a For the purchase of an automobile and the neces- 
sary expenses of maintenance and operation for 
any use directed by the governor or the ad- 
jutant general, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars, . 10,000 00 

303 For pay and all allowances prescribed by law for 

national guard officers detailed for special or 
active services, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars, 10,000 00 



Total, $70,650 00 



160 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 

Item 

Property and Disbursing Officer, as follows : 
Adjutant 303a For expenses of the United States property and 

•^^"^■'«*- disbursing officer, a sum not exceeding eleven 

hundred dollars, $1,100 00 

Service of the State Guard. 

State Guard. 303b For the maintenance of the state guard, including 
allowances and expenses for drills and training 
and for certain supplies, equipment, and the 
maintenance and operation thereof, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, . . $200,000 00 

Service of the Quartermaster General. 

G^nerai'"*^'^'^ 304 For personal services of the quartermaster gen- 
eral, superintendent of armories, and other 
officers and employees receiving annual sal- 
aries, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand 
three hundred seventy-five dollars, . . . $17,375 00 

305 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 com- 
pensation and allowances, a sum not exceeding 
twelve hundred dollars, 1,200 00 

Militia (supplies and maintenance of prop- 
erty) : 

306 For certain incidental military expenses of the 

quartermaster's department, a sum not exceed- 
ing eight thousand dollars, 8,000 00 

307 For office and general supplies and equipment, a 

sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars, 8,000 00 

308 For the care and maintenance of the camp ground 

and buildings at Framingham, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars, .... 5,000 00 

309 For the salaries of armorers and assistant armorers 

of first class ai-mories, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five thousand dollars, .... 75,000 00 

310 For the maintenance of arniories of the first class, 

a sum not exceeding one hundred forty-five 

thousand dollars, . . . . . 145,000 00 

311 For reimbursement for rent and maintenance of 

armories of the second class, a sum not exceed- 
ing three thousand dollars, 3,000 00 

312 For reimbursement for rent and maintenance of 

armories of the third class, a sum not exceeding 

fifty-four hundred dollars, 5,400 00 



Total, $267,975 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 161 

Service of the Chief Surgeon. 

Item 

313 For personal services of the chief surgeon and his Chief Surgeon. 

office assistants, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
three hundred dollars, $3,300 GO 

314 For services other than personal, and for necessary 

medical and office supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding fourteen hundred fifty dol- 
lars, 1,450 00 

Total, $4,750 00 

314a For the maintenance and supervision of the prop- 
erty and equipment used in connection with the 
commonwealth military emergency hospital, 
so-called, a sum not exceeding thirtv-three 
hundred dollars, ' . . $3,300 00 

Service of the Armory Commission. 

315 For the compensation of members, a sum not ex- Armory Com- 



mission. 



Deeding twenty-three hundred dollars, . $2,300 00 

316 For office, travelling and other expenses, a sum 

not exceeding one hundred ninety-three dol- 
lars, 193 00 

Total, $2,493 00 

Service of the Commission on Waterways and Public Lands. 

317 For the personal services of the commissioners, a Commission 

sum not exceeding twelve thousand five hun- and^PubUc*^^ 

dred dollars, $12,500 00 Lands. 

318 For the personal services of the chief engineers 

and assistants, and for clerks, stenographers 
and office assistants, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
one thousand five hundred dollars, . . . 61,500 00 

319 For necessar^y travelling expenses of the commis- 

sioners, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred 

dollars, •. • • ^-^OO 00 

320 For services, other than personal, including print- 

ing and binding the annual report, and for 
necessary office and engineering supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding seventy-three 
hundred doUars, 7,300 00 

321 [This item omitted.] 

322 For the maintenance of structures, and for repair- 

ing damages along the coast line or river banks 
of the commonwealth, and for the removal of 
wrecks and other obstructions from tidewaters, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars, ■ . . . . 25,000 00 



162 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 

Item 

Commission ^23 For the improvement, development and protec- 

on Waterways ^. „ .^ . 111 .• 1 . 1 r 

and Public tion 01 nvers and harbors, tidewaters and tore- 
i^'^^s. shores within the commonwealth, as provided 
by chapter three hundred and eighteen of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred fifty thousand 
dollars, $250,000 00 

324 For re-establishing and permanently marking 

certain triangulation points and sections as re- 
quired 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 exceeding one 
thousand dollars, 1,000 00 

325 For the maintenance of a publicity bureau for 

the purpose of properly advertising the port 
of Boston, a sum not exceeding twenty-seven 
hundred dollars, 2,700 00 

326 For the operation and maintenance of the New 

Bedford state pier, a sum not exceeding twenty 

thousand dollars, . . . . . . . 20,000 00 

327 For the supervision and operation of common- 

wealth pier five, including the salaries or other 
compensation of employees, and for the repair 
and replacement of equipment and other prop- 
erty, a sum not exceeding forty-four thousand 
dollars, 44,000 00 

328 For the maintenance and improvement of com- 

monwealth property under the control of the 
commission, a sum not exceeding fifty-five 
thousand dollars, . . . . _ . . . 55,000 00 

Expenditures authorized under items 317 to 
322, inclusive, and 324 to 328, inclusive, are to 
be paid from the receipts from income of prop- 
erty of the port of Boston. 

329 For the compensation of dumping inspectors, to 

be paid from the Waterways Fund, a sum not 

exceeding two thousand dollars, .... 2,000 00 

Total, $482,200 00 

329a For the development and improvement of the 
port of Boston, a sum not exceeding one million, 
two hundred thousand dollars, payable from 
the receipts from income of property and sales 
of land under the control of the commission on 
waterways and public lands, to be held avail- 
able for such projects included in the governor's 
budget recommendations as" the general court 
may hereafter determine and specify by law, . $1,200,000 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 163 

Service of the Highivay Commission. 

Item 

330 For the salaries of the commissioners, a sum not Highway 

exceeding thirteen thousand dollars, . . . $13,000 00 

331 For the personal services of the chief engineer, 

engineers and office assistants, including certain 
clerks and stenographers, a sum not exceeding 
forty thousand dollars, 40,000 00 

332 For travelling expenses of the commissioners, 

chief engineer and other office assistants, when 
travelling in the discharge of their official duties, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars, 3,500 00 

333 For services other than personal, including print- 

ing the annual report and necessary office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand dollars, 12,000 00 

334 For the care, repair and storage, replacement and 

purchase of road-building machinery and tools, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand 
dollars, the same to be paid from the receipts 
from fees for the registration of motor vehicles, 
and from fines, 100,000 00 

335 For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths 

on state highways, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars, the same to be paid from the 
receipts from fees for the registration of motor 
vehicles, and from fines, 10,000 00 

336 For the maintenance of state highways and the 

improvement and construction of town ways 
and certain through routes, in accordance with 
the provisions of existing laws, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two million three hundred thousand 
dollars, to be paid from the receipts from fees 
for the registration of motor vehicles, and from 

fines, _ . . . 2,300,000 00 

336a And in addition to the last mentioned item, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred ninety-two 
thousand five hundred twenty-four dollars and 
sixty-four cents, representing the amount re- 
ceived into the treasury from assessments on 
cities and towns for the maintenance of state 
highways, 292,524 64 

337 For the maintenance and operation of the New- 

burj^port bridge and the Brightman street 
bridge in Fall River, in accordance with the 
pro\asions of existing laws, a sum not exceeding 
twenty thousand dollars, 20,000 00 

Division of Registration of Motor Vehicles. 

338 For personal services, a sum not exceeding one Diyision of 

hundred fifty-five thousand dollars, the same registration of 

, , • 1 r ii • ± e r r ji motor vehicles. 

to be paid from the receipts from fees for the 

registration of motor vehicles, and from fines, . $155,000 00 



164 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 

Item 

Division of 339 For serviccs Other than personal, iucludiiie ti'avel- 

registration of ,. 1 r i- 

motor vehicles. hng expenses, purchase of necessary supphes, 

equipment and materials, including cartage and 
storage of the same, and for work incidental to 
the registration and licensing of owners of mo- 
tor vehicles, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
forty-five thousand dollars, the same to be paid 
from the receipts from fees for the registration 
of motor vehicles, and from fines, . . . $145,000 00 



Total, $3,091,024 64 

Service for Miscellaneous Highway Maintenance. 

Highway 340 For expenses incurred in the construction and rc- 

maintenance. p^-^, ^^ j.^j^fij. jjj i\^q town of Mashpcc during the 

year nineteen hundred and eighteen, the sum 

of three hundred dollars, $300 00 

341 For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, 

with the approval of the metropolitan park 
commission, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
eighty-four thousand thirty-four dollars and 
eighty-three cents, representing the state's 
portion or one half of the estimated cost of 
maintenance, 184,034 So 

342 For maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the 

approval of the metropolitan park commission, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-six hundred forty- 
five dollars and seventy-four cents, represent- 
ing the state's portion, or one quarter of the 
estimated cost of maintenance, .... 3,645 74 



Total, $187,980 57 

Service of the State Department of Agriculture. 

State Depart- 343 For the Salary of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 
Agriculture, ceeding three thousand dollars, .... $3,000 00 

344 For personal services of the first clerk and other 

clerks, stenographers and assistants, a sum not 

exceeding eight thousand dollars, . . . 8,000 00 

345 For the travelhng expenses of the commissioner, a 

sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, . . 500 00 

346 For other services, printing the annual report, 

office supplies and equipment, and printing and 
furnishing trespass posters, a sum not exceeding 
six thousand dollars, 6,000 00 

347 For the compensation and expenses of the asso- 

ciate members of the department of agriculture, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars, 3,500 00 



Total, ■ . . . . $21,000 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 165 

Item 

348 For services and expenses incidental to nursery state Depan- 

inspection, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand Agriculture 

dollars, $15,000 00 

349 For services and expenses of apiarj^ inspection, a 

sum not exceeding two thousand dollars, . . 2,000 00 

350 For services and expenses of the state ornithol- 

ogist, a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred 

dollars, . . . • .• .■ 3,500 00 

351 For disseminating useful information in agricul- 

ture, a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars, 9,000 00 

352 For the care and operation of certain farm ma- 

chinery purchased during the year nineteen 
hundred and eighteen, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars, .... 25,000 00 

353 For personal services of the general agent and 

assistants of the dairj^ bureau, a suui not ex- 
ceeding thirty-five hundred seventy dollars, . 3,570 00 

354 For other expenses of the bureau, a sum not ex- 

ceeding fifty-four hundred thirty dollars, . . 5,430 00 

355 For the encouragement of agriculture by the pay- 

ment of premiums and prizes under the direc- 
tion of the department of agriculture, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars, . . 35,000 00 



Total, $98,500 00 

355a For expenses incurred under the direction of the 
department of agriculture for a survey of soils, 
in co-operation with the federal authorities, a 
sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, . $5,000 00 

355b For expenses in connection with the suppression 
of the corn-borer, so-called, to be expended 
under the direction of the department of agri- 
culture, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand 
dollars, 20,000 00 



Total, $25,000 00 

Service of the State Forcder. 

356 For the salary of the forester, a sum not exceeding state Forester. 

five thousand dollars, $5,000 00 

357 For personal services of office assistants, a sum not 

exceeding seventy-three hundred dollars, . . 7,300 00 

358 For services other than personal, including print- 

ing the annual report, and for travelling ex- 
penses of the forester and secretary, and the 
necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand dollars, . . 5,000 00 

359 For the salaries and expenses of foresters and 

necessary labor, supplies and equipment in 
maintaining forest tree nurseries, a sum not 
exceeding twenty thousand eight hundred fiftv 
dollars, \ 20,850 00 



166 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 

Item 

State Forester. ygQ Pqj. i]yQ purcli.ase of land and reforesting the same, 

a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, . $10,000 00 

361 For aiding towns in the purchase of equipment 

for extinguishing forest fires and for making 
protective belts or zones as a defense against 
forest fires, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars, 500 00 

362 For the personal services of the state fire warden 

and his assistants, and for other services, in- 
cluding travelling expenses of the fire warden 
and his assistants, necessary supplies and 
equipment, and materials used in new construc- 
tion in the forest fire prevention service, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-six thousand dollars, . 36,000 00 

363 [Stricken out by the House.] 

364 For the suppression of the gypsy and brown tail 

moths, and for expenses incidental thereto, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred twenty-five 
thousand dollars, this sum to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
this purpose, and any unexpended balance re- 
maining at the end of the current fiscal 3'ear 
may be used in the succeeding j'ear, . . . 225,000 00 



Total, $309,650 00 

Service of the Commissioners on Fisheries and Game. 

Commissioners 365 For personal services of the members, a sum not 

and Game!^ exceeding seven thousand five hundred dollars, $7,500 00 

366 For personal services of office assistants, a sum 

not exceeding seventj^-six hundred dollars, 7,600 00 

367 For services other than personal, including print- 

ing the annual report, travelling expenses and 
necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding ninety-one hundred dollars, . 9,100 00 

368 For expenses of exhibitions and other measures to 

increase the interest of the public in the pro- 
tection and propagation of fish and game, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars, . . . 1,000 00 

369 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 dollars, 61,000 00 

370 For the maintenance of game farms and fish 

hatcheries and for the propagation of game 
birds and food fish, a sum not exceeding sev- 
enty-two thousand dollars, 72,000 00 

Total, $158,200 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



167 



Item 

370a For certain improvements to be made under the 
direction of the commission on fisheries and 
game, as follows: — 

For rearing stations, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five hundred dollars, $2,500 00 

For expense of constructing a pond at the Palmer 
hatchery, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars, . _ 500 00 

For construction of a head trough at the East 
Sandwich fish hatcherj^ a sum not exceeding 
eleven hundred dollars, 1,100 00 



Commissioners 
on Fisheries 
and Game. 



At the Montague rearing station : — 

For the purchase of land, a sum not exceeding 
eighteen hundred fifty dollars, .... 1,850 00 

For the construction of an ice house, a sum not 

exceeding three hundred dollars, . . . 300 00 

For the construction of a road, a sum not exceed- 
ing two hundred dollars, 200 00 

For extending a pond, a sum not exceeding three 

hundred dollars, . _ 300 00 

For construction of an ice house at the Amherst 
rearing station, a sum not exceeding three 
hundred dollars, 300 00 

At the Pittsfield rearing station : — 
For construction of an ice house, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three hundred dollars, .... 300 00 
For construction of a road, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred fifty dollars, 150 00 



Total, 



$7,500 00 



Claims for Damages hy Wild Deer. 

371 For the pajinent of damages caused by wild deer, 
for the present year and previous years, as pro- 
vided by law, a sum not exceeding eight thou- 
sand dollars, 



Damages by 
wild deer. 



^,000 00 



Board of Drainage Survey. 

372 For the services and expenses of the engineering 
division of the state department of health in con- 
nection with drainage surveys requested under 
the authority of chapter two hundred and 
eighty-nine of the General Acts of nineteen 
hundred and eighteen, and with the approval 
of the drainage board, a sum not exceeding 
seven thousand dollars, provided that any 
unexpended balance of this sum remaining at 
the end of the current fiscal year may be used 
in the succeeding year, 



Board of 
Drainage 
Survey. 



$7,000 00 



168 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 

Public Building and Institutional Development. 

Item 

^"'^'nd'^ii'^u'- '^^'^ ^^^ expenses incurred for the preparation of pre- 
tutionai devei- liminary studies and estimates as required by 
opment. chapter two hundred and ninety of the General 
Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, where 
no appropriation is made to carry out the proj- 
ect requested, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand doUars, $5,000 00 

Service of the State Board of Charity. 

State Board 374 For personal services of officers and employees, a 
° ^"'^^" sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand seven 

hundred dollars, . ' $21,700 00 

375 For services other than personal, printing the 
annual report, travelling expenses, including 
expenses of auxiliary visitors, and office supplies 
and expenses, a sum not exceeding seventy-two 
hundred dollars, 7,200 00 

Total, $28,900 00 

Division of adult poor: 
Division of 376 ]?or personal services of officers and employees, a 
* " ^ ^°°'^' sum not exceeding eightv-three thousand three 

hundred dollars, . .' . . . . $83,300 00 

377 For services other than personal, including travel- 

ling expenses and office supplies and equipment, 
a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand dol- 
lars, 17,000 00 

378 For the transportation of state pauj^ers under the 

charge of the state board of charity, including 
the transportation of prisoners released on pro- 
bation from the state farm, and travelling and 
other expenses of i)robation visitors, for the 
present year and pre\aous years, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fourteen thousand dollars, . . . 14,000 00 

379 For the payment of suitable aid to mothers with 

dependent children, for the present year and 
previous years, a sum not. exceeding five hun- 
dred fifty thousand dollars, 550,000 00 

380 For the burial of state paupers by cities and towns, 

for the present year and previous years, a sum 

not exceeding fourteen thousand dollars, . . 14,000 00 

381 For expenses in connection with smallpox and 

other diseases dangerous to the public health, 
for the present year and pre\'ious years, a sum 
not exceeding eighty thousand dollars, . 80,000 00 

382 For the support of sick paupers by cities and towns 

for the present year and previous years, the 
same to include cases of wife settlement, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred twenty thousand 
dollars, 120,000 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 169 



adult poor. 



Item 

383 For temporary aid given to state paui^ers and ^'iTi'tnoor^ 

shipwrecked seamen by cities and towns, for 
the present year and previous years, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, . . $200,000 00 



minor wards 



Total, .11,078,300 00 

Division of minor wards : 

384 For personal services of officers and employees, a Division of 

sum not exceeding one hundred thirteen thou- 

sand dollars, $113,000 00 

385 For services other than personal, office supplies 

and equipment, a sum not exceeding sixty-five 

hundred dollars, 6,500 00 

386 For tuition in the public schools, including trans- 

portation to and from school of children boarded 
or bound out by the state board of charity, for 
the present year and previous j^ears, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-nine thousand dollars, . . 59,000 00 

387 For the care and maintenance of indigent and 

neglected children and juvenile offenders, for 
the present year and previous years, a sum not 
exceeding eight hundred six thousand dollars, . 806,000 00 

388 For the care, maintenance and transportation of 

unsettled pauper infants, for the present year 
and previous years, a sum not exceeding ninety- 
nine thousand dollars, 99,000 00 



Total, $1,083,500 00 ' 

Service of the Commission on Mental Diseases. 

389 For personal services of the director, officers and Commission 

employees, a sum not exceeding sixty-eight Dise^es^' 

thousand dollars, $68,000 00 

390 For transportation and medical examination of 

state paupers under its charge for the present 
year and previous years, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five hundred dollars, .... 7,500 00 

391 For the support of insane pauj^ers boarded in 

families under its charge, or temporarily absent 
under authority of the same, for the present 
year and previous years, a sum not exceeding 
nine thousand dollars, 9,000 00 

392 For the support of state paupers in the Hospital 

Cottages for Children, a sum not exceeding 

eleven thousand dollars, 11,000 00 

393 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 six thou- 
sand dollars, 6,000 00 



170 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 

Item 

Commission 394 YoT other services, including printing the annual 
Diseases. report, travelling and orhce supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand 
dollars, $17,000 00 



Total, $118,500 00 

Services of the Institutions under the Supervision of the Commission 
on Mental Diseases. 

under^iuper- ^^^ maintenance, to be expended with the 

vision of Com- aj^proval of the trustees of the several institu- 

mission on ^j -^g foUowS: 

Mental nr<.i- t-> i • i t • 

Diseases. 395 lioston State hospital, a sum not exceeding six 
hundred eighty-six thousand seven hundred 
dollars, . . $686,700 00 

396 Danvers state hospital, a sum not exceeding four 

hundred seventy-six thousand four hundred 

dollars, 476,400 00 

397 Foxborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

two hundred four thousand nine hundred dol- 
lars, 204,900 00 

397a For the purchase of land and buildings and for 
improvements on the same at the Foxborough 
state hospital, with the approval of the com- 
mission on mental diseases, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-four thousand dollars, .... 34,000 00 

398 Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding three 

hundred eight thousand six hundred dollars, . 308,600 00 

399 Grafton state hospital, a sum not exceeding six 

hundred seventy-four thousand seven hundred 

dollars, 674,700 00 

399a For providing additional fire protection for the 
Grafton state hospital, with the approval of the 
commission on mental diseases, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars, .... 6,000 00 

400 Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded, a 

sum not exceeding five hundred twenty-four 
thousand six hundred dollars, .... 524,600 00 
400a For the city of Waltham, rental for sewage dis- 
posal, the sum of sixteen hundred twenty-seven 
dollars, . . 1,627 00 

401 Medfield state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred sixty-eight thousand eight hundred 

dollars, . . 568,800 00 

402 Monson state hospital, a sum not exceeding three 

hundred sixty-one thousand three hundred 

dollars, 361,300 00 

403 Northampton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

three hundred forty-three thousand five hun- 
dred dollars, . 343,500 00 

404 Taunton state hospital, a sum not exceeding four 

hundred seventy-three thousand nine hundred 

dollars, 473,900 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



171 



Item 

405 Westborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

four hundred sixtj'-eight thousand five hundred 
dollars, _ . 

406 Worcester state hospital, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred thirtj'-eight thousand five hundred 
dollars, 

406a For renovating the plumbing at the Worcester 
state hospital, with the approval of the com- 
mission on mental diseases, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-five hundred dollars, 

406b For the alteration of buildings at Hillside Farm 
of the Worcester state hospital, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty-five hundred dollars, 

406c For the expense of repairing damage by a recent 
fire at the Worcester state hospital, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, 

407 Wrentham state school, including the mainte- 

nance of certain patients engaged in work for 
the development of the Belchertown colony, a 
sum not exceeding three hundred eighty-three 
thousand five hundred dollars, .... 



Institutions 
under super- 
vision of Com- 



$468,500 00 ?J'««'°" °" 



Mental 
Diseases. 



538,500 00 



5,500 00 



5,500 00 



15,000 00 



383,500 00 



Total, $6,081,527 00 



Service of the Massachusetts Hospital School. 

408 For the maintenance of the Massachusetts hos- 
pital school, to be expended with the approval 
of the trustees, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
twenty thousand six hundred forty dollars. 



Massachusetts 
Hospital 
School . 



$120,640 00 



Service of the State Infirmary. 

409 For the maintenance of the state infirmary, to be 
expended with the approval of the trustees 
thereof, a sum not exceeding seven hundred 
four thousand seven hundred fifty dollars, . $704,750 00 



State 
Infirmary. 



Service of the Trustees of the Norfolk State Hospital. 

410 For the treatment of certain patients, to be ex- 
pended under the direction and with the ap- 
proval of the trustees of Norfolk state hospital, 
a sum not exceeding forty-two thousand eight 
hundred fifty dollars, $42,850 00 



Trustees of 
Norfolk State 
Hospital. 



Service of the Penikese Hospital. 

411 For the maintenance of the Penikese hospital, to 
be expended with the approval of the state 
board of charity, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
three thousand seven l.undrcd dollars, 



Penikese 
Hospital. 



$33,700 00 



172 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 

Service of the Commissioner of State Aid and Pensions. 

Item 

Commissioner 412 For personal services of the commissioner and 
and Pensions deputy, a suui not exceeding fiftv-five hundred 

dollars, $5,500 00 

413 For personal services of agents, clerks, stenog- 

raphers and other assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirty thousand dollars, .... 30,000 00 

414 For services other than personal, including print- 

ing the annual report, travelling expenses of 
the commissioner and his employees, and neces- 
sary office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding forty-five hundred dollars, . 4,500 00 



wars. 



Total, $40,000 00 

For Expenses on Account of Wars. 

Expenses on 415 For reimbursing cities and towns for money paid 
^!^°""* ''^ on account of state and military aid to Mas- 
sachusetts soldiers and their families, the sum 
of two million one hundred fifty thousand 
dollars, the same to be paid on or before the 
fifteenth day of November in the year nineteen 
hundred and nineteen, in accordance with the 
provisions of existing laws relative to state and 
military aid, $2,150,000 00 

416 For services for the publication of a record of 

Massachusetts soldiers and sailors who served 
in the war of the rebellion, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five hundred dollars, .... 7,500 00 

417 For the maintenance of the Massachusetts Sol- 

diers' Home, with the approval of the trustees 
thereof, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
seventy-six thousand five hundred sixtv-three 

dollars, . 176,503 00 

417a For compensation to certain state employees in 
the military or naval service of the United 
States, as authorized by chapter three hundred 
and one of the General Acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, a sum not exceeding 
fifty tliousand dollars, 50,000 00 

Total, $2,384,063 00 

Service of the B'urcau of I*risons. 

Bureau of 418 For the personal services of the director, deputies 

^'"'^°"^" and members of the board of parole and ad- 

visory board of pardons, a sum not exceeding 
twenty thousand two hundred fifty dollars, . $20,250 00 
419 For the personal services of clerks, stenographers 
and agents, a sum not exceeding twenty-seven 
thousand nine hundred sixty dollars, . . 27,960 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 173 



Prisons. 



Item 

420 For salaries in connection with the identification Bureau of 

of criminals, a sum not exceeding forty-six 

hundred fifty dollars, ' . |4,650 00 

421 For services other than personal, including print- 

ing the annual report, necessary oflfice supplies 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding fortj^-five 
hundred dollars, '. . 4,500 00 

422 For travelling expenses of officers and employees 

of the bureau when required to travel in the 
discharge of their duties, a sum not exceeding 
nine thousand dollars, 9,000 00 

423 For the removal of prisoners to and from state 

institutions, a sum not exceeding six thousand 

dollars, 6,000 00 

424 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 

425 For services of guards, and for the purchase of 

equipment needed for the employment of pris- 
oners, as defined in chapter one hundred and 
twenty-nine of the General Acts of nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen thousand five hundred dollars, the 
same to be in addition to the unexpended bal- 
ance of any appropriation made for the purpose, . 13,500 00 



Total, $96,860 00 

Services of the Trustees of the Massachusetts Training Schools. 

426 For the services of the executive secretary and Trustees of 

stenographer, a sum not exceeding forty-one TraTnTng"^^"^ 

hundred dollars, '. . $4,100 00 Schools. 

427 For services other than personal, including print- 

ing the annual report, travelling and other ex- 
penses of the members of the board and em- 
ployees, office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding fourteen hundred eighty-five 
dollars, ". . 1,485 00 



Boys' parole 



Boys' parole department: 

428 For personal services of agents in the division for 

boys paroled and boarded in families, a sum not department! 
exceeding twenty thousand four hundred dol- 
lars, . . . ' 20,400 00 

429 For services other than personal, including travel- 

ling expenses of the agents and boys, and neces- 
sary office supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding sixteen thousand eight hundred 
dollars, 16,800 00 



174 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



Boys' parole 
department. 



Girls' parole 
department. 



Item 

430 For board, clothing, medical and other expenses 

incidental to the care of boys, a sum not exceed- 
ing eighteen thousand dollars, .... $18,000 00 

Girls' parole department: 

431 For personal service of agents in the division of 

girls paroled from the industrial school for 
girls, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand 
seven hundred dollars, 17,700 00 

432 For travelling expenses of the said agents for the 

girls paroled, for board, medical and other care 
of girls, for services other than personal, for 
office supplies and eciuipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing seventy-six hundred dollars, .... 7,600 00 

433 For reimbursement of cities and towns for tuition 

of children attending the public schools, a sum 

not exceeding sixteen hundred dollars, . . 1,600 00 



Massachusetts 

Training 

Schools. 



Industrial 
school 
for boys. 



Industrial 
school for 
girls. 



Lyman school 
for boys. 



Total, $87,685 00 

Service of the Massachusetts Training Schools. 

For the maintenance of, and certain improve- 
ments at, the institutions under the control of 
the trustees of the Massachusetts training 
schools, with the approval of the said trustees, 
as follows : 

434 Industrial school for boys, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred twenty thousand dollars, . . $120,000 00 
434a For completing the construction and furnishing 
of a new cottage for thirty boys and attendants 
at the industrial school for boys, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, and any 
unexpended balance of this sum remaining at 
the end of the current fiscal year may be used 
in the succeeding year, 25,000 00 

435 Industrial school for girls, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred thirty-five thousand three hundred 
fifty dollars, . . . • . • . • • • 135,350 00 
435a For an addition to the storage building and vege- 
table cellar at the industrial school for girls, a 
sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, . . 5,000 00 

436 Lyman school for boys, a sum not exceeding two 

'hundred four thousand dollars, .... 204,000 00 



Total, $489,350 00 



Service of the State Farm. 

State Farm. 437 For the maintenance of the state farm, to be ex- 
pended with the approval of the trustees, a sum 
not exceeding four hundred thirty-nine thou- 
sand two hundred fifty dollars, .... 



$439,250 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



175 



Item 



Maintenance of Institutions under the Bureau of Prisons. 



For the maintenance of the several institu- 
tions under the control of the director of the 
bureau of prisons, with his approval, as follows: 

438 State prison, a sum not exceeding two hundred 

fifty-two thousand six hundred dollars, . . $252,600 GO 

439 Prison camp and hospital, a sum not exceeding 

ninety-three thousand dollars, .... 93,000 00 

440 Massachusetts reformatory, a sum not exceeding 

two hundred seventy-one thousand seven hun- 
dred dollars, . 271,700 00 

441 Reformatory for women, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred seventy-one thousand two hundred 

dollars, . 171,200 00 

441a For the town of Framingham according to a 
contract for sewage disposal at the reformatory 
for women, the sum of six hundred dollars, . 600 00 

Total, 1789,100 00 

Service of the Board of Education ami Certain Other Educational 

Expenses. 

442 For the personal services of officers, agents, clerks, 

stenographers and other assistants, but not in- 
cluding those employed in university extension 
work, a sum not exceeding sixty-one thousand 
dollars, . . $61,000 00 

443 For the training of teachers for vocational schools 

to comply with the requirements of federal 
authorities under the provisions of the Smith- 
Hughes act, so-called, a sum not exceeding 
seventeen thousand two hundred seventy-five 
dollars, 17,275 00 

444 For travelling expenses of members of the board 

and of agents and employees when required to 
travel in discharge of their duties, a sum not 
exceeding seven thousand dollars, . . . 7,000 00 

445 For services other than personal, necessary office 

supplies, and for printing the annual report and 
bulletins as provided by law, a sum not exceed- 
ing twelve thousand five hundred dollars, . 12,500 00 

446 For expenses incidental to furnishing school com- 

mittees with rules for testing the sight and hear- 
ing of pupils, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 
dollars, . . 800 00 

447 For printing school registers and other school 

blanks for cities and towns, a sura not exceeding 

two thousand dollars, 2,000 00 

448 For the maintenance of the department of uni- 

versity extension under control of the board of 
education, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
twelve thousand dollars, ..... 112,000 00 



Maintenance 
of institutions 
under Bureau 
of Prisons. 



Board of Edu- 
cation and 
educational 
expenses. 



176 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 

Item 

ratbn and '"' ^^^^ ^^^ assisting small towns in providing themselves 
educational witli school Superintendents, as provided by 
expenses. j^w^ a sum not exceeding eighty thousand dol- 
lars, $80,000 00 

450 For the reimbursement of certain towns for the 

payment of tuition of children attending high 
schools outside the towns in which they reside, 
as provided by law, a sum not exceeding ninety- 
seven thousand dollars, 97,000 00 

451 For the reimbursement of certain towns for the 

transportation of pupils attending high schools 
outside the towns in which they reside, as pro- 
vided by law, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight 
thousand dollars, 38,000 00 

452 For aid to certain pupils in normal schools under 

the direction of the board of education, a sum 

not exceeding four thousand dollars, . . . 4,000 00 

453 For expenses of holding teachers' institutes, a sum 

not exceeding two thousand dollars, . . 2,000 00 

454 For the education of deaf and blind pupils of the 

commonwealth as provided by sections nine- 
teen, twenty and twenty-one of chapter thirty- 
nine of the Revised Laws, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred sevent3'^-five thousand dollars, . 175,000 00 

455 For the reimbursement of certain cities and towns 

for a part of the expenses of maintaining agri- 
cultural and industrial vocational schools as 
provided by law, a sum not exceeding three 
hundred eighty thousand one hundred thirty- 
one dollars and seventy-four cents, . . . 380,131 74 



Total, $988,706 74 

Maintenance YoT the maintenance of the state normal 

normaf schools. schools, and the boarding halls attached thereto, 

with the approval of the commissioner of edu- 
cation, as follows: 

456 Bridge water normal school, a sum not exceeding 

ninety-five thousand one hundred ten dollars, . $95,110 00 

457 Bridgewater normal school boarding hall, a sum 

not exceeding fifty-eight thousand dollars, . 58,000 00 

458 Fitchburg normal school, a sum not exceeding 

ninety-three thousand six hundred dollars, 93,600 00 

459 Fitchburg normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding twent3'^-five thousand five hundred 

dollars, 25,500 00 

460 Framingham normal school, a sum not exceeding 

ninety-three thousand five hundred dollars, . 93,500 00 

461 Framingham normal school boarding hall, a sum 

not exceeding fifty-three thousand dollars, . 53,000 00 

462 Hyannis normal school, a sum not exceeding 

thirty-one thousand one hundred dollars, . . 31,100 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



177 



Item 

463 Hyannis normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding thirteen thousand dollars, . 

464 Lowell normal school, a sum not exceeding eightj'- 

one thousand four hundred dollars, . 

465 North Adams normal school, a sum not exceeding 

fifty-four thousand two hundred dollars, . 

466 North Adams normal school boarding hall, a sum 

not exceeding fourteen thousand six hundred 
dollars, 

467 Salem normal school, a sum not exceeding ninety- 

five thousand four hundred dollars, 

468 Westfield normal school, a sum not exceeding 

forty-six thousand two hundred dollars, . 

469 Westfield normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding eighteen thousand five hundred dol- 
lars, . 

470 Worcester normal school, a sum not exceeding 

forty-seven thousand seven hundred thirty- 
five dollars, 

471 Worcester normal school boarding hall, a sum not 

exceeding thirt.y-three hundred sixty-five dol- 
lars, 

472 Normal art school, a sum not exceeding sixty 

thousand eight hundred dollars, .... 



Maintenance 
$13,000 00 normal schools. 

81,400 00 

54,200 00 

14,600 00 
95,400 00 
46,200 00 

18,500 00 

47,735 00 

3,.365 00 
60,800 00 



Total, $885,010 00 

Expenditures for maintenance of the board- 
ing halls at the several normal schools as above 
specified shall not be made in excess of the re- 
ceipts for board paid into the treasur.v, not- 
withstanding the possibility that the amounts 
appropriated may be in excess of receipts paid 
into the treasurv. 



Maintenance 
of boarding 
halls at normal 
schools. 



For the Services of Other Educational Institutions. 

473 For the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 

as required by chapter seventy-eight of the 
resolves of nineteen hundred and eleven, the 
sum of one hundred thousand dollars, . $100,000 00 

474 For the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, as re- 

quired by chapter eighty-seven of the resolves 
of nineteen hundred and twelve, the sum of 
fifty thousand dollars, 50,000 00 

475 For the maintenance of The Bradford Durfee Tex- 

tile School, a sum not exceeding forty-three 
thousand eight hundred twenty-eight dollars, 
of which amount the sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars is to be contributed by the city of Fall 
River, and the city of Fall River is hereby 
authorized to raise by taxation the said sum 
of ten thousand dollars, 43,828 00 



Massachusetts 
Institute of 
Technology. 



Worcester 

Polytechnic 

Institute. 



Bradford 
Durfee Tex- 
tile School. 



178 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 

Item 

Lowell Tex- 47Q YoT the maintenance of the Lowell Textile School, 

tile school. . 1- • i • 1 i ii 1 

a sum not exceeding ninety-eight tliousand one 
hundred sixty dollars, of which amount the 
sum of ten thousand dollars is to be contributed 
by the city of Lowell, and the city of Lowell is 
hereby authorized to raise by taxation the said 
sum of ten thousand dollars, .... $98,160 00 
New Bedford 477 For the maintenance of the New Bedford Textile 
exti e c GO . School, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dol- 
lars, of which amount the sum of ten thousand 
dollars is to be contributed by the city of New 
Bedford, and the city of New Bedford is hereby 
authorized to raise by taxation the said sum of 
ten thousand dollars, 50,000 00 



Total, $341,988 00 

Service of the Teachers' Retirement System. | 

Teachers' 478 For personal services of employees, a sum not | 

system.^" exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars, . $5,500 00 \ 

479 For services other than personal, including print- J 

ing the annual report, travelling expenses and | 

office supplies and equipment, a sum not ex- ' 

ceeding eighteen hundred dollars, . . 1,800 00 ^ 

480 For payment of pensions to retired teachers, a j 

sum not exceeding one hundred thirty thousand \ 

dollars, . . . . " . . 130,000 00 | 

481 For reimbursement of certain cities and towns for 

pensions to retired teachers, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-nine thousand seven hundred sixty- 
nine dollars and fifty-five cents, .... 29,769 55 



Total, $167,069 55 

Service of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

Massachusetts 482 For maintenance and current expenses, a sum not 
Cofiege "^ exceeding five hundred seventy thousand one 

hundred dollars, $570,100 ,00 

483 For necessary travelling expenses of the trustees, 

a sum not exceeding nine hundred dollars, . 900 00 

484 For printing and binding the reports of the trus- 

tees, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars, 3,000 00 

485 For the inspection of commercial feedstuffs, a sum 

not exceeding six thousand dollars, . . . 6,000 00 

Total, $580,000 00 

Service of the Massachusetts Nautical School. 
Massachusetts 486 For personal services of the secretary and office 

Nautical • i l j. i- ' xi • i. • 

School assistants, a sum not exceeding tnirty-six 

hundred dollars, $3,600 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



179 



Item 

487 For sendees other than regular clerical services, 

including printing the annual report, rent, office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twentj'-seven hundred dollars, 

488 For the maintenance of the school and ship, a sum 

not exceeding seventy-four thousand dollars, 

Total, 

Service of the Comviission for the Blind. 

489 For general administration, furnishing informa' 

tion, industrial and educational aid, and for 
carrying out the other provisions of the act 
establishing said commission, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifty-two thousand seven hundred dollars, . 

490 For maintenance of industries under the control 

of said commission, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
three thousand five hundred dollars, the same 
to be in addition to the income collected by the 
commission from sales of products, 

491 For instruction of adult blind in their homes, a 

sum not exceeding seventy-nine hundred twenty 
dollars, 





Nautical 
School. 


$2,700 00 




74,000 00 




$80,300 00 






Commission 
for the Blind. 



Total, 



$52,700 00 

53,500 00 

7,920 00 
$114,120 00 



Service of the State Library. 



492 For personal services of the librarian, a sum not 

exceeding four thousand dollars, 

493 For personal services of the regular library assist- 

ants, and for temporary clerical assistants, a 
sum not exceeding fourteen thousand seven 
hundred dollars, 

494 For services other than personal, including print- 

ing the annual report, office supplies and equip- 
ment, and incidental travelling expenses, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-seven hundred fifty dol- 
lars, 

495 For books and other publications and things 

needed for the library, and the necessary bind- 
ing and rebinding incidental thereto, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars, .... 

496 For services and expenses for cataloguing, a sum 

not exceeding fifty-four hundred ten dollars. 



State Library. 



$4,000 00 



14,700 00 



2,750 00 

10,000 00 
5,410 00 
Total, $36,860 00 



Service of the Free Public Library Commission . 

497 For personal services of regular agents and office 
assistants, a sum not exceeding eighty-eight 
hundred twenty dollars, 



^,820 00 



Free Public 

Library 

Commission. 



180 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



Free Public 

Library 

Commission. 



Item 



498 For other services, including printing the annual 
report, travelling expenses, necessary office 
supplies, and expenses incidental to the aiding 
of public libraries, a sum not exceeding thirteen 
thousand six hundred ninety dollars, . 



$13,690 00 



Bureau of 
Immigration. 



Total, 122,510 00 

Service of the Bureau of Immigration. 

499 For the personal services of the secretary, agents 

and other emploj'ees, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-two thousand dollars, .... $22,000 00 

500 For other services, including printing the annual 

report, travelling expenses, rent of offices and 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing eleven thousand one hundred dollars, . 11,100 00 



Total, $33,100 00 

501 For sinking fund requirements, and for certain 

serial bonds maturing during the present year, 
the sum of one million six hundred ninety-six 
thousand three hundred fifty-three dollars and 
forty-four cents, . . . . . .$1,696,353 44 

502 For the payment of interest on the direct debt and 

temporary loans of the commonwealth, a sum 
not exceeding two million forty-two thousand 
dollars, \ . . . $2,042,000 00 



Miscellaneoiis 
items. 



Miscellaneous Items. 

503 For pajmient in accordance with law of such 

claims as may arise in consequence of the death 
of firemen, and of persons acting as firemen, 
from injuries received in the discharge of their 
duties, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 
dollars, . . . . . . . . $13,000 00 

504 For medical examiners' fees as provided by law, 

a sum not exceeding nine hundred dollars, . 900 00 

505 For the contribution of the commonwealth toward 

the maintenance of the old provincial state 

house, the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, 1,500 00 

506 For small items of expenditure for which no ap- 

propriations have been made, and for cases in 
which appropriations have been exhausted or 
have reverted to the treasury in pre\'ious years, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, to be 
expended under the direction of the auditor of 
the commonwealth, 1,000 00 

507 For reimbursing cities and towns for loss of taxes 

on land used for state institutions, as certified 
by the tax commissioner, for the fiscal year 






Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



181 



Item 

ending Novemljter thirtj', nineteen hundred and 
nineteen, a sum not exceeding fort3^-six thou- 
sand dollars, 146,000 00 

507a For expenses of a celebration of the tercentenary 
of the landing of the Pilgrhns, subject to any 
])rovisions of law hereafter passed by the gen- 
eral court providing for said celebration, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred fifty tliousand dol- 
lars; and there may be expended during the 
fiscal year beginning December 1, 1919, subject 
to any provision of law hereafter passed by the 
general court pro\'iding for such celebration, a 
further sum not exceeding one hundred thou- 
sand dollars, 1.50,000 00 



Misoellaneous 
items. 



Total, $212,400 00 



Metropolitan Districts. 

The following items are to be assessed upon 
the several districts in accordance with the 
methods fixed bj' law. 

To be expended under the direction and with 
the approval of the metropolitan park com- 
mission, as follows: 

508 For the maintenance of the Charles river basin, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred eighty-seven 
thousand one hundred forty-eight dollars and 
forty-seven cents, . . ' $187,148 47 

509 For maintenance of park reservations, a sum not 

exceeding five hundred ninetv-six thousand 

dollars, . . . ' . . 596,000 00 

509a For the expense of holding band concerts, a sum 

not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, 30,000 00 

509b For certain pensions and annuities, a sum not 
exceeding six thousand three hundred forty- 
one dollars and twenty-five cents, . . 0,341 25 

510 For maintenance of the Nantasket Beach reser- 

vation, a sum not exceeding sixty-three thou- 
sand seven hundred seventy dollars, . . . 63,770 00 

511 For the maintenance of Wellington bridge, a sum 

not exceeding ten thousand nine hundred thirty- 
seven dollars and twenty-two cents, the same 
to be in addition to the amount appropriated 
from the general fund, 10,937 22 

512 For the maintenance of boulevards and parkways, 

a sum not exceeding one hundred eighty-four 
thousand thirty-four dollars and eighty-three 
cents, the sauie to be in addition to the appro- 
priation made from the general fund, . 184,034 83 



Metropolitan 
Districts. 



Metropolitan 
Park Com- 
mission. 



Total, 



1,078,231 77 



182 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



Metropolitan 
Water and 
Sewerage 
Board. 



Item 

The following items are to be expended under 
the direction and with the approval of the 
metropolitan water and sewerage board : 

513 For the maintenance and operation of a system of 

sewage disposal for the north metropolitan 
sewerage district, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred sixty thousand dollars, .... $260,000 00 

514 For the maintenance and operation of a system 

of sewage disposal for the south metropolitan 
sewerage district, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred forty-seven thousand dollars, . . 147,000 00 

515 For the maintenance and operation of the metro- 

politan water s^ystem, a sum not exceeding six 
hundred forty-seven thousand two hundred 
dollars, . ' 647,200 00 



Total, $1,054,200 00 



Deficiencies. 



Deficiencies. 

For deficiencies in certain appropriations of 
previous ,years, in certain items, as follows: 



Blue Book. 

Blue Book. Yov printing and binding the blue book edition 

of the acts and resolves, the sum of nineteen 
hundred ninety-nine dollars and forty-six cents. 



[,999 46 



Bureau of 
Statistics. 



Bureau of Statistics. 

For office supplies and equipment for free employ- 
ment offices, the sum of twenty-four dollars and 
seventy cents, . 



24 70 



District 

Attorneys. 



District Attorneys. 

For travelling expenses incurred by district at- 
torneys, the sum of six hundred thirty-seven 
dollars and seventy-nine cents. . 



637 79 



State Depart- 
ment of 
Health. 



State Department of Health. 

Division of administration, travelling expenses, 
office supplies and equipment, the sum of thirty 
dollars and seventeen cents, . . . 30 17 

Division of hygiene, travelling expenses, office 
supplies and equipment, the sum of five hundred 
thirty-two dollars and eleven cents, . 532 1 1 

For supplies, materials and equipment for the 
production of antitoxin and certain other prep- 
arations, the sum of two hundred eighty-four 
dollars and twenty-seven cents, .... 284 27 



i 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 153. 



183 



Item 



Conciliation and Arbitration. 

For travelling expenses, supplies and equipment, 
the sum of thirty-two dollars and fifty-nine 
cents, . . 



$32 59 



Conciliation 
and Arbitra- 
tion. 



Department of Agriculture. 

For expenses and operation of farm machiner^y, 
the sum of twenty-eight hundred thirteen dol- 
lars and thirteen cents, 



Department of 
Agriculture. 



2,813 13 



Trustees of the Massachusetts Training Schools. 

For reimbursement of cities and towns for tuition 
of children attending public schools, the sum of 
thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents, . 



Trustees of 

Massachusetts 

Training 

37 50 Schools. 



State Library. 

For books and other publications, the sum of six State Library. 

hundred forty-four dollars and forty-five cents, 644 45 

For oflftce supplies and equipment, the sum of 

eighty-five dollars and sixty-two cents, 85 62 



Normal Art School. 

For maintenance expenses, the sum of ninetj^-five Normal Art 

dollars and ninety-four cents, .... 95 94 School. 



Total, 



,217 73 



Cencral Fund, 
Metropolitan District, 

Grand Total 



$32,927,943 70 
2,132,431 77 

$35 060 375 47 



Section 3. Any unexpended balances remaining from unexpended 
appropriations or authorizations for expenditures either toreveTt'to'lhe 
from the general fund or which were to be covered by bond treasury, etc. 
issues for emergency war expenses under the provisions of 
chapter two hundred and two of the Special Acts of nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, chapter three hundred and twenty- 
four of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, 
chapters thirty-seven and two hundred and seventy-eight of 
the General Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, and chap- 
ters sixty-three and one hundred and thirty-nine of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, shall revert 



184 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 154. 



to the treasury and no further payment shall be made for 
expenditures incurred under authority of any of said acts. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajjproved April 23, 1919. 



ion, 732, 
Part I § 9. 
etc., amended. 



Citv of Pitts- 
field, salary of 
mayor 
established, etc. 



[1889, 411; 1891, 217; 1895, 302; 1901, 308; 1904, 389; 1911, 732; 1912, 107.) 

Chap. 154: An Act to establish the salary of the mayor of the 

CITY OF PITTSFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section nine of 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 amended by striking out the words "of one thou- 
sand dollars", in the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth lines, 
and substituting the words: — not exceeding eighteen hun- 
dred dollars per annum, beginning with the first Monday of 
January, nineteen hundred and nineteen, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 9. The mayor shall be elected by the 
qualified voters of the entire city and shall hold office for the 
municipal year beginning with the first Monday in January 
next succeeding his election, and until his successor is elected 
and qualified. He shall be the chief executive officer of the 
city, and it shall be his duty to be active and vigilant in 
causing the laws, ordinances and regulations of the city to 
be enforced, and to keep a general supervision over the con- 
duct of all subordinate officers. He shall have the power of 
veto provided by general law. Pie may suspend any officer, 
and may suspend any work or payment whether on con- 
tract or otherwise for a period not exceeding seven days, 
but in such case he shall report his action with his reasons 
therefor to the city council, which shall take immediate 
action thereon. He may call special meetings of the city 
council or either branch thereof, when in his opinion the in- 
terests of the city require it, by causing notices to be left at 
the usual place of residence of each member of the board or 
boards to be convened. He shall from time to time com- 
municate to the city council or either branch thereof such 
information and recommend such measures as the business 
and interests of the city may in his opinion require. He shall, 
when present, preside in the board of aldermen and in con- 
vention of the two boards, but shall have no vote. He shall 
receive a salary not exceeding eighteen hundred dollars per 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 155. 185 

annum, beginning with the first Monday of January, nine-, 
teen hundred and nineteen, and the same shall be payable 
at stated periods. He shall receive no other compensation 
for his services. 

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

Approved April 24, 1919. 

11907,550; 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; 1918, 104, Spec, 115, Spec] 

An Act relative to the inspection of buildings in the Qfi^y 155 

CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section four of chapter five hundred and etc,' amended. 
fifty of the acts of nineteen hundred and seven, as amended 
by section one of chapter two hundred and five of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and fourteen, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the word "shall", in the fifteenth line of the 
first paragraph, and substituting the word: — may, — so 
that said paragraph will read as follows: — Section 4- The Affixing of 
commissioner, or one of his inspectors, shall inspect ever\' dangerous 
l:»uilding or other structure or anything attached to or con- buikiing"fn°^ 
nected therewith which he has reason to believe is not Boston, etc 
provided with sufficient means of egress in case of fire 
satisfactory to the commissioner, exists in violation of any 
provision of this act or is unsafe or dangerous to life, limb, 
or adjoining buildings, and if he finds it not pro\'ided with 
sufficient means of egress in case of fire satisfactory to the 
commissioner, or to exist in violation of any provision of this 
act, or unsafe or dangerous, he shall forthwith in writing 
notify the owner, agent, or any person having an interest 
therein, to secure the same, to provide sufficient means of 
egress in case of fire or to comply with the provision of this 
act which is being violated, and may affix in a conspicuous 
place upon its external walls a notice of its dangerous con- 
dition or of its condition as a fire-trap or of its being a com- 
mon nuisance within the provisions of this act. The notice 
shall not be removed or defaced witliout his consent. 

Section 2. Section five of said chapter five hundred and ^f' ^^^^^l'^ 
fifty as amended by section two of said chapter two hun- 
dred and five is hereby further amended by inserting after 
the word "secure", in the eleventh line, the words: — or 
remove, — so as to read as follows: — Section 5. The per- Removal of 
son notified as provided in the preceding section shall pro- buildings! etc., 

in Boaton. 



186 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 156. 



Entry upon 
premises, etc., 
by commis- 
sioner. 



vide sufficient means of egress in case of fire satisfactory to 
the building commissioner, or shall comply with the provision 
of this act which is being violated, or shall secure or remove 
said building, structure, attachment or connection forthwith. 
If the public safety so requires, the commissioner, with the 
approval of the mayor, may at once enter the building or 
other structure which he finds unsafe or dangerous, the land 
on which it stands or the abutting land or buildings, with 
such assistance as he may require, and secure or remove the 
same, and may erect such protection for the public by proper 
fence or otherwise as may be necessary, and for this purpose 
may close a public highway. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 24, 1919. 

[1919, 163, Sped 



1905, 383, § 4, 
amended. 



[1904, 333; 1905, 383; 1907, 416; 1912, 582; 1914, 786.) 

Chap.lbQ An Act relative to the height of buildings in the city 

OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section four of chapter three hundred and 
eighty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and five is hereby 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following: — Roof 
houses, pent houses, bulkheads and skylights above the roof 
line used to enclose elevator machinery or shafts may be 
more than twelve feet square, but shall not exceed in area 
the size of the shaft served thereby, except in the case of 
elevator shafts, which may be allowed an additional space 
of four feet on all sides. They shall not exceed twelve feet 
in height, and shall not be used for any purpose except the 
storage of tools and appliances used for the maintenance of 
the elevator. 

Roof houses, pent houses and bulkheads in first class 
buildings may be constructed of angle iron and four-inch 
blocks, plastered on the inside and outside, or covered in- 
side and outside with metal covering or angle iron, and two- 
inch solid metal lath and plaster walls may be used, the door to 
be of metal frame covered with metal. For second and third 
class buildings, roof houses, pent houses and bulkheads may 
be of wood frame covered with metal on the outside and plas- 
tered on metal lathing on the inside: provided that the door 
is covered with metal on both sides, — so as to read as fol- 
herlu of°"^ °f lows: — Section 4- No limitations of the height of buildings 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 157. 187 

in the city of Boston shall apply to churches, steeples, towers, buildings in 
domes, cupolas, belfries or statuary not used for purposes of appiy"to°* ^° 
habitation, nor to chimneys, gas holders, coal or grain ele- s^eepkl^etc. 
vators, open balustrades, skylights, ventilators, flagstaffs, 
railings, weather vanes, soil pipes, steam exhausts, signs, 
roof houses not exceeding twelve feet square and twelve 
feet high, nor to other similar constructions such as are 
usually erected above the roof line of buildings. 

Roof houses, pent houses, bulkheads and skylights above Roof houses, 
the roof line used to enclose elevator machinery or shafts etc., above 
may be more than twelve feet square, but shall not exceed h^ght?''' 
in area the size of the shaft served thereby, except in the ^^^^' '^^'^• 
case of elevator shafts, which may be allowed an additional 
space of four feet on all sides. They shall not exceed twelve 
feet in height, and shall not be used for any purpose except 
the storage of tools and appliances used for the maintenance 
of the elevator. 

Roof houses, pent houses and bulkheads in first class build- P'^^. ''°'}^*'^' 
ings may be constructed of angle iron and four-inch blocks, etc., how to 

1 , S J.1 • • 1 1 j^ • 1 1 • • 1 1 j^ be constructed. 

plastered on the mside and outside, or covered mside and out- 
side with metal covering or angle iron, and two-inch solid 
metal lath and plaster walls may be used, the door to be 
of metal frame covered with metal. For second and third 
class buildings, roof houses, pent houses and bulkheads may 
be of wood frame covered with metal on the outside and 
plastered on metal lathing on the inside: provided that the Proviso. 
door is covered with metal on both sides. 

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

Approved April 21^, 1919. 

[1914, 188; 1916, 135, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the town of Dartmouth to make z^;,^^ i cy 

AN ADDITIONAL WATER LOAN. ^ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Dartmouth, for the purpose Town of 
of extending its water mains and improving its water dis- ^ay make'an 
tribution system, may borrow from time to time, outside f,!^tiMoan 
the statutory limit of indebtedness, such sums of money as it 
may deem necessary to an amount not exceeding one hun- 
dred and twenty-five thousand dollars, and may issue bonds 
or notes therefor. Such bonds or notes shall be denominated 
on the face thereof, Dartmouth Water Loan, Act of 1919, Dartmouth 
shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning not Act o^f igi^g!' 



188 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 158, 159. 



Rates of 
interest, etc. 



Payment of 
loan. 



more than one year after their respective dates, as will ex- 
tinguish each loan within thirty years after its date; and the 
amount of the annual payment on any loan in any year shall 
not be less than the amount of the principal of the loan 
payable in any subsequent year. Bonds or notes issued as 
aforesaid shall bear such rates of interest as may be fixed 
by the treasurer, with the approval of the selectmen. Each 
authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate 
loan. The town may sell the said securities at public or private 
sale upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, 
but not for less than their par value, and the proceeds, ex- 
cept premiums, shall be used only for the purposes herein 
specified. 

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

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

Approved April 24, 1919. 



Chap.ldS An Act to change the name of deacon's pond harbor 

TO FALMOUTH INNER HARBOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The name of the body of water heretofore 
known as Deacon's Pond harbor and situated in the town of 
Falmouth is hereby changed to Falmouth Inner Harbor. 

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

Approved April 24, 1919. 



Name of 
Deacon's Pond 
harbor 
changed to 
Falmouth 
Inner Harbor. 



ChapA59 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay an 

annuity to the widow of THOMAS J. STEVENS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Bistonn.i SECTION 1. The city of Boston may pay a sum not 

pay an an- cxcccdiug uiuc huudrcd dollars a year to Alice M. Stevens, 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 160, 161. 189 

widow of Thomas J. Stevens, late a member of its fire de- nuity to widow 
partnient, who was killed February thirteenth, nineteen hun- steven^''^ 
dred and nineteen, the annuity to continue as long as she 
remains unmarried. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- To be sub- 
ance by the mayor and city council of the said city, in ac- mayor and 
cordance with the provisions of its charter, provided that eta *^°""'"'' 
such acceptance occurs prior to the thirty-first day of Deceni- Proviso. 
ber in the current year. Approved April 24, 1919. 

[Accepted June 25, 1919.] 



Chap AGO 



An Act to authorize the city of malden to pay a sum 

OF MONEY TO THE W^IDOW OF SAMUEL TILDEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Maiden is hereby authorized city of 
to pay to Millicent G. Tilden, widow of Samuel Tilden, de- pay a^sum'^of 
ceased, who served as an overseer of the poor of the said city, wX^w o? 
the remainder of the salary to which he would have been Itkienl 
entitled had he lived and served until the first day of March in 
the year nineteen hundred and nineteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- xo bo sub- 
ance by the mayor and city council of the said city, in ac- may^and 
cordance with the provisions of its charter, provided that ^J^^^ council, 
such acceptance occurs prior to the thirty-first day of Decem- Proviso. 
ber in the current year. Approved April 24, 1919. 

[1919, 102, Spec] 

An Act authorizing the city of pittsfield to pay a sum fhnj) ifil 

OF MONEY TO THE WIDOWS OF MICHAEL F. CONDRON AND ^ ' 

FRANK BARTELL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Seciion 1. The city of Pittsfield may pay to Margaret cityofPitts- 
Condron, widow of Michael F. Condron, a sum not exceed- alui^of^ ''"^ 
ing three hundred and seventy-six dollars and to Henrietta wWoZof 
Bartell, widow of Frank Bartell, a sum not exceeding three Sron^and 
hundred and forty-eight dollars in recognition of services Frank Barteii. 
rendered by their respective husbands, members of the police 
department of said city, who died while in the service. 

Section 2. Chapter one hundred and two of the Special Repeal. 
Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen is hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be sub- 
by vote of the city council of the said city, subject to the wundL^etc!^^ 



190 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 162. 



Proviso. 



provisions of its charter, provided that such acceptance 
occurs prior to the thirty-first day of December in the current 
year. Approved April 24, 1919. 



City of 
Worcester 
may borrow 
money for 
purpose of 
increasing 
its water 
supply. 



[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; 1918, 176, Spec] 

Chap. 1^2 An Act to authorize the city of Worcester to borrow 

MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF INCREASING ITS WATER 
SUPPLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folio ivs: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester may borrow, from 
time to time, such sums of money as it may deem necessary, 
to the amount of seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars, 
in excess of the amount heretofore authorized, for the pur- 
pose of defraying the cost and expenses incident to carrying 
out the purposes specified in chapter three hundred and 
fifty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and two, including 
payment for lands, water and water rights taken or pur- 
chased, and for the purpose of further increasing its water 
supply, and may issue therefor notes or bonds. Such notes 
or bonds shall be denominated on the face thereof, Worces- 
ter Water Loan, Act of 1919; shall be payable by such an- 
nual payments, beginning not more than one year after their 
respective dates, as will extinguish each loan within twenty 
years after 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 approved by the mayor, the city treasurer and col- 
lector of taxes and the city auditor, payable semi-annually, 
and shall be signed by the city treasurer and collector of 
taxes and countersigned by the mayor and the city auditor. 
The city may sell the said securities at public or private sale, 
upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but 
not for less than their par value. The proceeds shall be used 
only for the purposes herein specified. 

Section 2. The said city shall, at the time of author- 
izing the said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof 
in accordance with section one of this act; and when a vote 
to that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the income 



Worcester 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1919. 



Payment 
of loan. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 163. 191 

derived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual 
expense of operating its water works and the interest as it 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid by the city, 
and to make such payments on the principal as may be re- 
quired under the provisions of this act, shall, without further 
vote, be assessed by the assessors of the city annually there- 
after, in the same manner as other taxes, until the debt in- 
curred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 30, 1919. 

[1919, 155, Spec] 

An Act relative to the construction, alteration and (7/^<2X> 163 
maintenance of hospitals in the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . Every building in the city of Boston ex- Buildings in 
ceeding three stories or forty feet in height hereafter erected, as°ho°spitais'! 
altered or designed for use or occupation as a hospital shall be firarcksi''* 
a first class building as defined in chapter five hundred and buildings, etc. 
fifty of the acts of nineteen hundred and seven and the amend- 
ments thereof. Every such building shall be provided with 
at least two enclosed stairways, shall have an additional 
enclosed stairway if the number of occupants, at any time, 
equals seventy-five, and a further additional enclosed stair- 
way for every additional one hundred occupants which it 
may at any time contain. 

Every building in the city of Boston three stories or less when buildings 
in height, or less than forty feet in height, hereafter erected, "econX?^ 
altered or designed for use or occupation as a hospital may conjJruction 
be of second or third class construction, shall have means etc 
of egress satisfactory to the building commissioner, and no 
story or part of a story above the second shall be used for 
the care, treatment or lodging of patients. 

Section 2. The elevator, light and ventilating shafts and Elevator shafts, 
basements in all hospital buildings specified in section one, tolia^e" ^' ^ *'" 
shall be provided with a system of automatic sprinklers sprTn'Srers. 
approved as to location, arrangement and efficiency by the 
building commissioner. 

Section 3. The halls and stairs in all hospital buildings Lighting of 
specified in section one, shall be provided with proper and stairs^"'^ 
sufficient lights which shall be kept lighted during the night. 

Section 4. The elevator, light and ventilating shafts Enclosure of 
in all hospital buildings specified in section one, shall be anXvent/iat'^* 

ing shafts. 



192 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 164. 



Proviaions of 
act may be 
suspended in 
case of epi- 
demic of 
disease. 



Health com- 
missioner and 
building com- 
missioner may 
promulgate 
regulations, 
etc. 



Persons, cor- 
porations, etc., 
conducting 
hospitals to 
register, etc. 



Penalty. 



enclosed in the basement with masonry walls not less than 
eight inches thick or with two-inch metal and plaster parti- 
tions. 

Section 5. In case of an existing or impending epidemic 
of a disease, the building commissioner, upon the recommen- 
dation of the health commissioner and with the written ap- 
proval of the mayor, may temporarily suspend the provisions 
of this act. 

Section 6. The health commissioner and the building 
commissioner, acting jointly, are hereby authorized to pro- 
mulgate, from time to time, such regulations as in their judg- 
ment public interests require, to govern the establishment 
and maintenance of hospitals whether for human beings or 
for domestic animals, and to regulate the issue, suspension 
and revocation of licenses for the same. 

Section 7. Every person, firm or corporation hereafter 
using or occupying a building in the city of Boston as a hos- 
pital shall forthwith register with the building department 
in the manner required by chapter thirty-two of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, setting forth all the 
facts and data therein specified. 

Section 8. Violation of this act shall be punished by a 
fine not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

Approved April 30, 1919. 



1894, 351, § 4, 
amended. 



[1894, 351; 1911, 182; 1915, 237, Spec.] 

C/iap. 164 An Act to establish the salary of the clerk of the 

BOARD OF POLICE FOR THE CITY OF FALL RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section four of chapter three hundred and fifty-one of 
the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-four is hereby 
amended by striking out the words "one thousand dollars, 
which", in the fourth line, and substituting the following: — 
not less than fifteen hundred nor more than two thousand 
dollars, as shall be determined by the board. The said sal- 
aries, — so as to read as follows: — (SVr//o?i Jf. The annual 
salary of the chairman of the board of police shall be one 
thousand dollars, that of each of the other members seven 
hundred and fifty dollars, and of the clerk not less than 
fifteen hundred nor more than two thousand dollars, as shall 
be determined by the board. The said salaries shall be paid 
monthly from the treasury of said city. Said clerk shall 
not engage in any other business nor shall any member of 



Fall River 
board of police, 
salaries of, etc. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 165, 166. 193 

the board engage or be interested in any business for which 
said board is authorized to grant licenses. Said board, with 
the approval of the governor and council, shall be provided 
with such rooms as shall be convenient and suitable for the 
performance of its duties, the rent of which shall be paid 
by said city. Said city shall provide all such suitable accom- 
modations for the police as said board shall require, and all 
buildings and property used by said police shall be under the 
control of said board. All expense for the maintenance of 
buildings, the pay of the police, and all incidental expenses 
incurred in the administration of the said police shall be 
paid by said city upon the requisition of said board. 

Approved April 30, 1919. 

[1916, 363, Spec; 1917, 337, Spec] 

An Act relative to the payivient of rental by the trus- phnnj i«5 

TEES OF THE WORCESTER STATE HOSPITAL TO THE CITY OF 
WORCESTER FOR THE USE OF ITS SEWERAGE SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folio ivs: 

Section 1. Chapter three hundred and sixty-three of l?,!^, 363 (S) 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen is hereby 
amended by striking out section two and substituting the 
following: — Section 2. Said trustees shall pay to the city Payment of 
of Worcester as rental for the use of its sewerage system as worcLtw state 
aforesaid the sum of twelve hundred dollars annually for a cUy^of ' *° 
period of five years, beginning December first, nineteen hun- Worcester for 
dred and seventeen. sewerage sys- 

Section 2. This act shall take efl^ect upon its accept- -rrbesub- 
ance not earlier than ninety days after its passage by the ™ayorand 
mayor and city council of the city of Worcester. city council. 

Approved May 1, 1919. 

An Act relative to the reinstatement of thomas w. nhrj^ -[aa 

DOWD IN the police FORCE OF THE CITY OF REVERE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Thomas W. Dowd of Revere, who was discharged from Reinstatement 
the police force of the city of Revere on May twenty-eighth, Dowd°hr ^^" 
nineteen hundred and eighteen, may bring a petition under f^^ce""^" p°''''® 
section three of chapter two hundred and forty-seven of 
the General Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen with the 
same effect as if the petition had been brought within the 
period prescribed in the said section. 

Approved May 1, 1919. 



194 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 167, 168. 



Chap. 167 An Act relative to the reinstatement of dennis d. 

DRISCOLL AS DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF THE PENAL IN- 
STITUTIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The penal institutions commissioner of the 
city of Boston, with the approval of the mayor and of the 
civil service commission, may reinstate Dennis D. Driscoll 
as deputy commissioner in said department without civil 
service examination. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the city council of the city of Boston 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 5, 1919. 



Reinstatement 
of Dennis D. 
Driscoll as 
deputy com- 
missioner of 
Boston penal 
institutions 
department. 

To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 

Proviso. 



1909, 486, § 27, 
amended. 



[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; 1918, 37, Spec, 93, Spec, 94, Spec] 

ChaV 168 -^^ ^^^ RELATIVE TO THE PREPARATION AND PRINTING 
OF LISTS OF OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF 
BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-seven of chapter four hun- 
dred and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine 
is hereby amended by striking out the words "fifth day of 
May", in the third line, and substituting the words: — sixth 
day of June, — and by striking out the words " thirtieth day 
of April", in the sixth line, and substituting the words: — 
first day of June, — so as to read as follows: — Section 27. 
Every officer and board in charge of a department of the city 
of Boston or county of Suffolk shall on or before the sixth 
day of June in each year prepare and furnish to the city 
auditor a list of the officials and employees under said officer 
or board and paid by the city or county on the first day of 
June preceding. Such lists shall give the names, residence 
by street and ward, designation, compensation, and date of 
election or appointment of each of said officials and em- 
ployees and the date when each first entered the employ of 
the city or county. It shall be the duty of the city auditor 
to verify said lists by the pay rolls; and when verified the 



Preparation 
and printing 
of lists of 
officials and 
employees of 
city of Boston. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 169, 170, 171. 195 

said lists shall be printed by the superintendent of printing 
as a city document. 

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

Approved May 7, 1919. 

An Act to confirm the election of officers and other Qhav 169 

PROCEEDINGS AT THE CURRENT ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
OF THE TOWN OF MANCHESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloim: 
Section 1. The election of officers and other proceed- ^i®"*^'"" 9^ , 

. n -n omcers, etc., at 

mgs at the town meeting of the town of Manchester on town meeting 

of Alanchester 

the tenth day of February, nineteen hundred and nineteen, confirmed. 
are hereby validated and confirmed, and the said meeting, 
with the adjournments thereof, is hereby declared to be the 
annual town meeting of the said town for the current year, 
notwithstanding the fact that it was called, and the first 
session was held, on the second Monday in February. 

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

Approved May 7, 1919. 

Ax Act to authorize the city of waltham to pension Qhav 170 

RICHARD A. JONES. ■ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The city of Waltham may pay to Richard A. city of 
Jones, who for thirty \'ears has been its superintendent of pension 
streets, an annual pension equal to one half of the compen- jones^.'^ 
sation which he now receives. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Tobesub- 
ance by the city council of the said city, with the approval council, etc. 
of the mayor, provided that such acceptance and approval P'^°^'^°- 
occur on or before the first day of December in the current 
year. ■ Approved May 7, 1919. 

[Accepted May 20, 1919.] 

[1S67, 106; 1870, 155; 1871, 354; 1872, 31; 1874, 194; 1886, 331; 1894, 484; 1900, 181; 1916, 
363, Spec.; 1917, 337, Spec.] 

An Act to provide for the removal of offensive rhnqj 171 
sewage from blackstone river by the city of 
worcester. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester shall, before the Removal of 
first day of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, re- sewageTrom 



196 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 171. 



B]ackstone 
river by city 
of Worcester. 



May take 
lands, etc. 



Time of 
beginning the 
work. 



Expenditures 
to be made, etc. 



Courts may 
abate nuisance, 
etc. 



State depart- 
ment of health 
may examine 
sewage, etc. 



Results and 
records of 
observations 
to be pub- 
lished, etc. 



move from its sewage, before it is discharged into Blackstone 
river, the offensive and polhiting properties and substances 
therein, so that after its discharge into said river, either 
directly or through its tributaries, it shall not create a nui- 
sance or endanger the public health. The city shall have 
power to take, or to acquire by purchase or otherwise, any 
lands, water rights, water privileges, rights of way or ease- 
ments in the said city or in the town of Millbury, necessary 
for the establishment of a system of sewage disposal. The 
city shall, on or before the first day of October, nineteen 
hundred and nineteen, begin the work of constructing a new 
sewage disposal plant in accordance with plans to be ap- 
proved by the state department of health, and shall com- 
plete said work on or before the first day of April, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-four. For the purpose aforesaid, the 
city shall, before the first day of April, nineteen hundred and 
twenty, expend not less than one hundred thousand" dollars, 
and not less than two hundred thousand dollars each year 
thereafter until the said plant is completed. Failure on the 
part of the city to comply with the provisions of this section 
shall be prima facie evidence of negligence on its part in any 
action for nuisance or damages brought against the city on 
account of its sewage disposal. 

Section 2. The supreme judicial court or the superior 
court shall have jurisdiction in equity upon an information 
filed by the attorney-general, acting upon the request of any 
town situate on Blackstone river and asserting the existence 
of a nuisance under this act, to restrain, enjoin or abate the 
same as a common nuisance; but nothing herein contained 
shall be construed to restrict or limit the rights of any munici- 
pality, public board, department, state officer or individual 
to any other legal remedy. 

Section 3. The state department of health shall from 
time to time, as often as it may deem necessary, examine 
the sewage and effluent of the Worcester sewerage system 
and disposal works, and the bed, banks and waters of Black- 
stone river, or any tributary thereof, at such point or points 
as the department may elect, to determine the character and 
condition of said sewage and effluent and of the river or its 
tributaries, and may make such measurements of the flow 
of the same as it may deem necessary. A summary of the 
results of these observations shall be furnished from time to 
time in writing to the mayor of Worcester. Copies of records 
of observations made by said department of the quantity 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 172. 197 

and character of sewage and effluent discharged from the 
sewerage works of the city of Worcester and of observations 
of the flow of Blackstone river and of the condition of its 
bed, banks and waters, together with the substance of action 
by the department relative thereto, shall be published in 
the annual report of the department. Whenever, in the opin- state depart- 

• i? ' J J X J. J.1 j-'x e ' a ' ment of health 

ion oi said department, the quantity or noxious or oiiensive may direct 
substances contained in any sewage or effluent discharged sevveragesys- 
into said stream from the sewerage works of the city of *®™' ®'^*'- 
Worcester is such as to create a nuisance therein or to injure 
the public health, the said department shall give notice in 
writing to the mayor of the said city, and shall direct such 
changes in the sewerage system and disposal works as it 
may deem necessary. Failure on the part of the said city 
to comply with the direction and orders of the said depart- 
ment within such reasonable time as the department shall 
determine shall be prima facie evidence of the existence of a 
nuisance under the provisions of this act. 

Section 4. The plans and locations of additions to the Plans, etc., to- 
sewage disposal works of the said city shall be subject to advi^e^ofstate 
the advice and recommendation of the state department of i!eafth,"ltc.* °^ 
health, as provided in existing general laws. 

Approved May 9, 1919. 

[1918, 120, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to make addi- nhnjy 170 

TIONAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES, AND 
FOR THE REPAIR AND RECONSTRUCTION OF STREETS FOR 
THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The authority granted to the city of Boston city of Boston 
to make additional appropriations for the financial year ^a^tiSn^^ap- 
ending on the thirty-first day of January, nineteen hundred propriations, 
and nineteen, under the provisions of chapter one hundred 
and twenty of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and 
eighteen, is hereby extended to the financial year ending on 
the thirty-first day of January, nineteen hundred and twenty: 
promded, however, that the sums so authorized shall be dis- Provisos. 
tributed in the following manner, to wit : — For municipal 
purposes, two dollars and thirty-four cents, and for the re- 
pair and reconstruction of streets, including specific repairs, 
sixty-six cents; and provided, further, that of the work of 
repair and reconstruction of streets under the provisions of 



198 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 173, 174. 



this act, not less than seventy-five per cent shall be per- 
formed by contract awarded on competitive bids after public 
advertisement. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 9, 1919. 



'City of Revere 
may sell 
certain prop- 
erty in town of 
Saugus. 



[1886, 235; 1889, 382; 1904, 457; 1911, 91; 1912, 188; 1914, 133; 1916, 85, Spec] 

Chap. 11 2> An Act to authorize the city or revere to sell cer- 
tain PROPERTY IN THE TOWN OF SAUGUS, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Revere may sell, and the town 
of Saugus may purchase, the structures, pipes, and other 
appliances owned by the said city in the said town and used 
for supplying water to the inliabitants of the town. In case 
the said city and town are unable to agree upon a price 
therefor, the same shall be fixed by the metropolitan water 
and sewerage board, and the price so fixed shall be binding 
upon the said city and town. In case the said town does 
not, on or before the first day of September, nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty, purchase or agree to purchase the said 
property, the same may be sold by the said city to any other 
purchaser. 

Section 2. Chapter three hundred and eighty-two of 
the acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, and so much 
of any other act as is inconsistent herewith, are hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 3. Section one of this act shall take effect upon 
its passage. Section two shall take eflfect on the first day of 
September, nineteen hundred and twenty. 

Approved May 9, 1919. 



Repeals. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Chap. 114: An Act to establish the salaries of Herbert h. boynton 

AND PETER F. J. CARNEY, FIRST AND SECOND DEPUTIES IN 
the office of the SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. The salary of Herbert H. Boynton, first 
deputy in the office of the secretary of the commonwealth, 
shall be forty-five hundred dollars a year, and the salary of 
Peter F. J. Carney, second deputy in said office, shall be 
thirty-five hundred dollars a year. 



Deputies in 
office of secre- 
tary of the 
common- 
wealth, salaries 
established. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 175. 199 

Section 2. The increases in salary provided for by this Time of taking 
act shall not take effect until an appropriation has been made ^*^*"^' 
sufficient to cover the same, and in no case until the first 
day of June in the current year. 

Approved 31 ay 12, 1919. 



[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.; 1918, 117, Spec.) 

An Act relative to the filing of local referendum r'/,^^ 175 

PETITIONS IN THE CITY OF CHELSEA. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section seventy-eight of Part II of chapter 1911, 680, Part 
six hundred and eighty of the acts of nineteen hundred and iminded. 
eleven is hereby amended by inserting after the word " alder- 
men", in the second line, the following: — and its approval 
by the mayor, or next following its passage by the board 
notwithstanding the mayor's objections, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 78. If, during the ten days next Filing of locai 
following the passage of a measure by the board of alder- petTt?ons"Cl city 
men, and its approval by the mayor, or next following its °^^^®'®'''*- 
passage by the board notwithstanding the mayor's objec- 
tions, a petition, signed by a number of the voters of said 
city, qualified to vote at city elections, equal to at least 
twenty-five per cent of the aggregate number of registered 
voters in the city and protesting against the passage of such 
measure, shall be filed in the office of the city clerk, the 
measures shall be suspended from going into operation, and 
it shall be the duty of the board of aldermen to reconsider 
the same; and if it is not wholly repealed, the board of 
aldermen shall submit it, as is provided in sub-division (6) 
of section seventy-seven, to the qualified voters of the city, 
and the said measure shall not go into effect or become opera- 
tive unless a majority of the voters, qualified as aforesaid, 
voting on the same, shall vote in favor thereof. The votes 
upon the said measure at an annual city election or a special 
election shall be taken by ballot in answer to the question, 
''Shall the measure (stating the nature of the same) take 
effect?" which shall be printed on the ballots after the list 
of candidates, if there be any. 

Petitions under the provisions of this section may consist Petitions may 
of one or more distinct papers. In each of such papers the o? morVpaplrs. 
measure, the passage of which is protested, shall be set forth ^*'^- 



200 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 176. 

or described, and all such papers filed in any one day shall 
be deemed to be parts of the same petition. The petitions 
shall be signed, sworn to as to signatures, examined, re- 
examined, presented to the municipal council, shall have the 
city clerk's certificate of sufficiency or insufficiency attached 
thereto, and may be supplemented in the same manner as 
petitions filed under section seventy-six. 

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

Ajyproved May 13, 1919. 



[1888, 229; 1890, 258; 1898, 289; 1907, 192; 1908, 78, 92, 262; 1909, 178; 1910, 247; 1914, 218; 

1916, 290, Spec] 

Chap. 176 An Act relative to appropriations for school purposes 

IN THE CITY OF LYNN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
1909, 178, § 1, Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventv-eight of 

©tc. smGnQGcl. «^ t-? 

the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, as amended by sec- 
tion one of chapter two hundred and ninety of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen, and as affected by 
chapter two hundred and nine of the General Acts of nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen, and by chapter one hundred 
and seven of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and 
eighteen, is hereby further amended by striking out section 
School com- one and substituting the following : — Section 1 . The school 
to mTkfai^'"' committee of the city of Lynn shall, on or before the first 
fupSrt of"' ^°' day of February in the year nineteen hundred and twenty 
pubuc schools, ^^^ -j-^ ^^^Yi year thereafter, by vote of a majority of all its 
members taken by yeas and nays, make appropriations for 
the support of the public schools of said city for the financial 
year, including repairs and alterations of school buildings 
and any pensions payable by law to school teachers. The 
appropriations shall be made by items specifying the pur- 
poses for which the money is to be expended, and shall not 
exceed in the aggregate for the financial year ending on the 
thirty-first day of December in said year nineteen hundred 
and twenty, and in each year thereafter, the sum of six 
dollars and fifty cents upon each one thousand dollars of the 
valuation of the taxable property in said city, as ascertained 
under the provisions of law relative to the rate of taxation 
in said city. Any vote or appropriation requiring a larger 
assessment than that above specified shall be void, and said 
committee shall have no authority to incur any liability 
or make any expenditures in excess of the said appropriation, 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 177. 201 

anything in any statute to the contrary notwithstanding, 

except as provided in said chapter two hundred and nine of 

the General Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen, as 

affected by chapter one hundred and seven of the General 

Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen. The municipal niun^idpa^ °^ 

council of the said city shall not have authoritv to increase council to in- 

, /-.I i> " crease appro- 

said appropriations as above fixed, except for permanent priations. 
schoolhouse improvements. The school committee shall, in 
addition to the amounts aforesaid, have the power to expend 
such amounts as it may receive from tuition charges, the sale 
of text books and from other miscellaneous sources, and 
also any amounts received by the said city, as insurance for 
the destruction in part of school buildings or furnishings 
and books, which last named amounts shall in all cases be 
expended for specific repair or restoration of the property 
on account of which they are received. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of To be sub- 
the city of Lynn at the annual state election in the current voters at next 

, 1 i> 1! J.1 r 11 • J.' J. 'L. ^ J state election. 

year, m the form or the lollowmg question to be placed upon 
the official ballot: — "Shall the amount now raised by 
taxation for the support of the public schools of the city of 
Lynn be increased so that the same, instead of being five 
dollars and fifty cents for each one thousand dollars of tax- 
able valuation, as at present, shall hereafter be six dollars 
and fifty cents?" And if a majority of the voters voting 
thereon shall vote in the affirmative, this act shall take full 
effect. Approved May 13, 1919. 



[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.; 
1918, 54, Spec] 

An Act amending the charter of the city of lynn. Chav 177 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. Chapter three hundred and forty of the 1917, 340 (S), 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen is hereby ^ ^' '^'"'''"'^^''- 
amended by striking out section six and substituting the 
following : — Section 6. On the third Tuesday preceding city of Lynn. 
every annual election and special election at which any erection"^^ 
office mentioned in this act is to be filled, except, as is other-' ""^j^^^^^^^^^ 
wise provided, there shall be held a preliminary election for 
the purpose of nominating candidates therefor. At every 
annual, preliminary and special election, the polls shall 



202 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 177. 



1917, 340 (S), 
§ 20, par. 16, 
amended. 

Powers of 
board of park 
commissioners. 



1917, 340 (S), 
§ 22, amended. 
Duties of com- 
mission on 
ways and 
drainage, etc. 



1917, 340 (S), 
§ 47, amended. 

Vacancy in 
office of mayor, 
how to be 
iilled, etc. 



■" Acting 
mayor," 
powers, etc. 



be open during such hours, in accordance with the laws of 
the commonwealth, as the city council may prescribe. No 
vote of the city council changing such hours shall take effect 
unless accepted by a majority of the voters of said city 
voting therein at a regular state election, and the secretary 
of the commonwealth, upon the receipt at least thirty days 
before such an election of a copy of the vote of the city 
council proposing such a change, certified by the city clerk, 
shall cause the question of its acceptance to be placed upon 
the ballot to be used in said city at such election. 

Section 2. Paragraph numbered sixteen of section 
twenty of said chapter is hereby amended by adding at the 
end thereof the following : — - Said board shall have, in addi- 
tion to the powers conferred by law upon boards of park 
commissioners, the cognizance and general direction and con- 
trol of all shade and ornamental trees growing within the 
limits of the highways in the city. 

Section 3. Section twenty-two of said chapter is hereby 
amended by striking out the words " and of all shade and 
ornamental trees growing therein", in the eighth and ninth 
lines, and by striking out the word "January", in the thirty-, 
fifth line, and substituting the word : — February. 

Section 4. Said chapter is hereby amended by striking 
out section forty-seven and substituting the following : — 
Section J^7 . If a vacancy in the office of mayor or member 
of the city council occurs within six months next prior to an 
annual city election, and more than fifteen days prior to the 
preliminary election held for the purpose of nominating can- 
didates to be voted for at such city election, the same shall 
be filled at such election, but if the vacancy occurs at any 
other time, or in case of the death of the mayor-elect or of a 
councillor-elect, the city council shall order an election to 
fill the vacancy for the unexpired term, or for the entire 
term, as the case may be. Pending the election and quali- 
fication of a mayor to fill a vacancy, all the powers and duties 
of the office shall be performed by the president of the coun- 
cil. If the mayor is absent or temporarily unable from any 
cause to perform his duties the president of the council shall 
exercise the powers of the mayor in matters not admitting 
of delay, but shall not have authority to make permanent 
appointments. While acting as mayor in either case, he shall 
have the designation of "acting mayor." Should any ap- 
pointive officer of the city be temporarily unable for any cause 
to perform his duties, the council or the mayor, having the 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 178. 203 

power of original appointment, may designate a temporary 
appointee to act until such officer shall resume his duties. 
Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 14, 1919. 

An Act to provide for a high school building commis- Chap. 178. 

SIGN FOR THE CITY OF LOWELL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1. There is hereby established an unpaid high High school 

, 1 ., ,. . . p " 1 • (. T 11 1 • 1 1 11 commission for 

school Duildnig commission tor the city or Lowell, which shall city of Loweii 
be composed of five citizens of the commonwealth, residents 
of the city, who shall be chosen, within thirty days after the 
passage of this act, by a majority vote of the municipal 
council and the school committee sitting in a joint session, 
to be called by the mayor. The commissioner of public 
property and licenses of the city of Lowell shall also be a 
member of the said commission, ex officio. The members of 
the commission shall have no financial interest, directly or 
indirectly, in the work of constructing the said school, or in 
any contract relating thereto. Any member of the com- Removal of 
mission, except the commissioner of public property and 
licenses, may be removed at any time by a two thirds vote 
at a joint session of the municipal council and school com- 
mittee. For that purpose the session may be called by the 
mayor, the chairman of the school committee, or by a major- 
ity of the whole membership of both boards. Vacancies in vacancies, how 
the commission shall be filled, within thirty days after their 
occurrence, in the manner of the original appointments. 

Section 2. The said commission is hereby authorized, highJchTOf 
in the name and behalf of the city, to erect within a reason- '^'^i'ding, etc. 
able time, upon the land situated between Kirk and Anne 
streets and acquired by the city for the said purpose, or upon 
other land, a high school building and a building for a heat- 
ing and power plant in connection therewith. So far as may Powers, duties. 
be necessary for the purposes of this act, the commission 
shall have all the powers and duties conferred and imposed 
by chapter six hundred and forty-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and eleven upon the municipal council of the said 
city with respect to the erection, alteration, repair and 
equipping of school buildings, and the acquisition of land 
therefor, and shall succeed to the rights and liabilities, and 
perform the duties of the municipal council relating to the 
construction of the said buildings. The said commission 



204 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 179. 



Reports to be 
made, etc. 



'Chairman and 
secretary to be 
■chosen, records 
.to be kept, etc. 



Powers and 
terms of office, 
when to cease. 



Repeal. 



shall also exercise, In the name and on behalf of the city of 
Lowell, the powers and perform the duties conferred and 
imposed upon said city by chapter three hundred and seventy 
oi the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen; may 
expend all money raised thereunder and any other funds 
which may be appropriated by the municipal council for the 
erection of the said buildings. The city treasurer and city 
auditor ex officiis, shall be the treasurer and auditor, respec- 
tively of the commission, and shall receive and pay over its 
funds and audit its accounts at its direction. 

Section 3. The commission shall, whenever so requested 
by the municipal council, make a report in writing of the con- 
dition and progress of the work under its charge and shall 
furnish a detailed statement of receipts and expenditures in 
relation thereto. 

Section 4. The commission shall choose a chairman 
and a secretary, shall keep a record of its proceedings, and 
may act at any meeting of which all members have had 
reasonable notice, or at which, at the time of acting, all the 
members are present. The affirmative vote of four mem- 
bers of the commission shall be requisite for the validity 
of any action taken by it. Meetings may be called by the 
chairman, or b}^ a majority of the members. 

Section 5. Upon the completion, equipment and accept- 
ance by the school committee of the said buildings, the 
powers of the commission and their terms of office shall 



cease. 



Section 6. Chapter two hundred and thirty of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen is hereby 
repealed. 

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

Approved May 15, 1919. 



[1919, 111, Spec] 

Chap. 179 An Act to revive the corporation known as the Mid- 
dlesex county creamery company^ incorporated. 



Middlesex 
County 
Creamery 
Company, In- 
corporated, 
revived. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

The Middlesex County Creamery Company, Incorporated, 
a corporation which was dissolved by chapter one hundred 
and eleven of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and nine- 
teen, is hereby revived with the same powers, duties and 
obligations as if the said chapter had not been passed. 

Approved May 16, 1919. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 180, 181, 182. 205 



[1919, 111, Spec.] 

An Act to revive the corporation known as the f/,^^ ion 

MINERAL PRODUCTS COMPANY. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc.^ as follows: 

The Mineral Products Company, a corporation which The Mineral 
was dissolved by chapter one hundred and eleven "of the pany"revived"' 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, is hereby 
revived with the same powers, duties and obligations as if 
the said chapter had not been passed. 

Apyroved May 22, 1919. 

An Act relative to the maintenance of an athletic Chnrf igi 

FIELD IN THE CITY OF LAWRENCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folio ivs: 

Section 1. The director of the department of public Director of 
property of tlie city of Lawrence, under the direction of its pubt[c"roperty 
city council, may maintain an athletic field, with suitable reilc'e'VaV^''"' 
equipment, on the land in Water street owned by the city "thietfc field, 
and now known as O'SulIivan Park, and may permit the use ^^'^■ 
of said field for athletic games and other entertainments of 
a public nature, at which an admission fee may be charged, 
to such person or persons and upon such conditions as may 
be fixed by the said director, with the approval of the city 
council. 

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

Approved May 22, 1919. 

11915, 380, Spec.; 1917, 323, Spec] 

An Act to extend the time for the opeil\tion of cer- Cfidj^ 182 
tain provisions of law relative to the boston and 

MAINE railroad, 

TVhprpnsi T'ViP npTPrrpn r>r>f>rp+lnn nf fliic onf -nrriiilrl rlcfoof i? 



Chapter 182, Special Acts, 1919. 
Referendum petition filed June 21, 1919. 
See page 341. 



iiuuureu anu eigiiL,> ox Lue opeciai /\cts oi nineteen nunarea relative to 



204 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 179. 



Reports to be 
made, etc. 



'Chairman and 
secretary to be 
■chosen, records 
.to be kept, etc. 



Powers and 
terms of office, 
when to cease. 



Repeal. 



shall also exercise, in the name and on behalf of the city of 
Lowell, the powers and perform the duties conferred and 
imposed upon said city by chapter three hundred and seventy 
of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen; may 
expend all money raised thereunder and any other funds 
which may be appropriated by the municipal council for the 
erection of the said buildings. The city treasurer and city 
auditor ex officiis, shall be the treasurer and auditor, respec- 
tively of the commission, and shall receive and pay over its 
funds and audit its accounts at its direction. 

Section 3. The commission shall, whenever so requested 
by the municipal council, make a report in writing of the con- 
dition and progress of the work under its charge and shall 
furnish a detailed statement of receipts and expenditures in 
relation thereto. 

Section 4. The commission shall choose a chairman 
and a secretary, shall keep a record of its proceedings, and 
may act at any meeting of which all members have had 
reasonable notice, or at which, at the time of acting, all the 
members are present. The affirmative vote of four mem- 
bers of the commission shall be requisite for the validity 
of any action taken by it. Meetings may be called by the 
chairman, or by a majority of the members. 

Section 5. Upon the completion, equipment and accept- 
ance by the school committee of the said buildings, the 
powers of the commission and their terms of office shall 
cease. 

Section 6. Chapter two hundred and thirty of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen is hereby 
repealed. 

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

Approved May 15, 1919. 



[1919, 111, Spec] 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 180, 181, 182. 205 



[1919, 111, Spec.] 

An Act to revive the corporation known as the f/,^^ ion 

MINERAL PRODUCTS COMPANY. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc.^ as follows: 

The Mineral Products Company, a corporation which The Mineral 
was dissolved by chapter one hundred and eleven "of the panyTevived"' 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, is hereby 
revived with the same powers, duties and obligations as if 
the said chapter had not been passed. 

Approved May 22, 1919. 

An Act relative to the maintenance of an athletic Chnji iei 

FIELD IN THE CITY OF LAWRENCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The director of the department of public Director of 
property of tlie city of Lawrence, under the direction of its pub!i'c*'^roperty 
city council, may maintain an athletic field, with suitable rence^nfaV^''*" 
equipment, on the land, in Water street owned by the city Shietfc'fieid 
and now known as O'Sullivan Park, and may permit the use "**=■ 
of said field for athletic games and other entertainments of 
a public nature, at which an admission fee may be charged, 
to such person or persons and upon such conditions as may 
be fixed by the said director, with the approval of the city 
council. 

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

Approved May 22, 1919. 

[1915, 380, Spec; 1917, 323, Spec] 

An Act to extend the time for the operation of cer- Chai) 182 
tain provisions of law relative to the boston and 

MAINE railroad. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would defeat Emergency 
its purpose, to wit, to grant an extension from the first day p"''^^"^^''^- 
of July in the current year of certain statutory powers of 
the Boston and Maine Railroad, therefore it is hereby de- 
clared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate 
preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The prescribed time within which the special Time extended 

t I ■, r, . (• 1 ^ lor operation 

powers granted by the first seven sections or chapter three of certain pro- 
hundred and eighty of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred reiktive to '^'^ 



206 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 182. 



Boston and 
Maine Rail- 
road. 



1915, 380 (S), 
§ 20, amended. 



Certain bonds 
and notes to 
be legal in- 
vestments for 
savings banks 
and insurance 
companies, etc. 



Proviso. 



and fifteen may be exercised, which has heretofore been ex- 
tended by chapter three hundred and twenty-three of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen to the first 
day of July, in the year nineteen hundred and nineteen, is 
hereby further extended to the first day of July, in the year 
nineteen hundred and twenty-one. The powers contained 
in section ten of said chapter three hundred and eighty 
may be exercised at any time prior to the first day of Jan- 
uary, in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-two. 

Section 2. Section twenty of said chapter three hun- 
dred and eighty is hereby amended by striking out the 
word "eighteen", in the eighth line, and substituting the 
word: — twenty-one, — by striking out the words "June 
thirtieth, in the year nineteen hundred and seventeen", 
in the fourteenth and fifteenth lines, and substituting the 
words : — December thirty-first, in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and nineteen or nineteen hundred and twenty, — and 
by striking out the words "and pay dividends in cash upon 
its capital stocks", in the sixteenth and seventeenth lines, 
and substituting the words: — and pay in cash upon its 
capital stocks or into a trust fund to be applied to the pay- 
ment of its funded debt, dividends, — so that the first 
sentence of said section will read as follows : — Section 20. 
Bonds and notes now outstanding issued or guaranteed, 
principal and interest, by the leased lines that are hereafter 
reorganized or consolidated with the Boston and Maine Rail- 
road, or with the new corporation under this act, or bonds 
and notes issued in renewal or extension of the same and 
which are now a legal investment for Massachusetts savings 
banks or insurance companies, shall remain so until Jan- 
uary first, in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-one, or 
longer if the investment is then permissible under the gen- 
eral laws; and all bonds and notes issued or assumed by the 
Boston and Maine Railroad or by the new corporation shall 
be a legal investment for Massachusetts savings banks and 
insurance companies: provided, that the said issuing or as- 
suming company shall, in the fiscal year ending December 
thirty-first, in the year nineteen hundred and nineteen or 
nineteen hundred and twenty, and thereafter earn and pay 
in cash upon its capital stocks or into a trust fund to be 
applied to the payment of its funded debt, dividends equal 
in the aggregate to four per cent per annum upon an amount 
equal to one half the sum of its bonded debt and notes. 

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

Approved May 23, 1010. 



1 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 183, 184, 185. 207 



An Act to authorize the city of Cambridge to retire QJidj) 133 

AND PENSION M. ALICE DOW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Cambridge may retire M. Alice cityofCam- 
Dow, an employee in its treasury department, with an pensfon m^ 
annual pension equal to one half of the compensation ""^ °^^" 
received by her at the time of her retirement. 

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

Approved May 23, 1919. 

11896, 242.] 

An Act relative to the springfield branch of the (JIkuj 134 
woman's board of missions. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUotvs: 

Chapter two hundred and forty-two of the acts of eighteen i896, 242, §§ 2, 3, 
hundred and ninety-six, incorporating the Springfield Branch ^"®"^®^ 
of the Woman's Board of Missions, is hereby amended by 
striking out sections two and three and substituting the fol- 
lowing: — Section 2. The object of this corporation shall be object of the 
to collect, receive, and manage money or other property Ira'iTdfoAhe 
given, devised or bequeathed to it, to be expended exclu- BoaTd of 
sively through the Woman's Board of Missions for the Chris- Missions. 
tianization of women and children in foreign lands, except 
such amounts as may be collected especially for the current 
expenses of the corporation. Approved May 23, 1919. 

{1894,548; 1897,500; 1898,467; 1899,398; 1900,258,452; 1901,90; 1902,114,388,534; 1904 
391; 1905,466; 1906,520; 1907,277,497,519,530,573; 1908,388,521,551,635; 1909,383 
1910,351,579,630; 1911,609,740,741; 1912,485,640,644; 1913,775,777,810; 1914,794 
1915, 130, Spec, 184, Spec., 253, Spec., 376, Spec.; 1916, 342, Spec.; 1917, 373, Spec. 
1918, 159, Spec.) 

An Act requiring the board of trustees of the bos- rij -loc- 

TON elevated railway COMPANY TO REPORT ANNUALLY ^" 

TO THE GENERAL COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The board of trustees of the Boston Elevated Railway Board of 
Company, created under chapter one hundred and fifty- bo^^''"^ 
nine of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, wiy Com^ny 
shall, on or before the fifteenth dav of Januarv in each vear, *° '''iP°l^ ^T 

' 1 ' n • ' • i' ' nually to the 

make a report to the general court of its proceedmgs during general court. 



208 



Special Acts. 1919. — Chap. 186. 



the preceding year, together with a statement of the financial 
condition as of December first of the preceding year, and the 
results of operation, of the system under its control, and such 
other information and comments relative thereto as the 
board may deem proper. \Approved May 23, 1919. 

[1919, 191, Spec] 



East Boston 
Waterfront 
Freight Rail- 
way Company 
incorporated. 



Capital stock, 
etc. 



C/ia2?.186 An Act to incorporate the east boston waterfront 

FREIGHT RAILWAY COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Frank P. Huckins, Wallace B. Phinney, 
George P. Bingham, Alfred E. Cox, Frank B. McQuesten, 
Robert J. Gove, and Benjamin J. Graham, their associates 
and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name 
of the East Boston Waterfront Freight Railway Company, 
hereinafter called the company, subject to all general laws 
now or hereafter in force relating to railroad corpora- 
tions, so far as the same are applicable and not inconsistent 
herewith. 

Section 2. The capital stock of the company shall not 
exceed three hundred thousand dollars, and shall be divided 
into shares of the par value of one hundred dollars each. 
Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars thereof may be issued 
for the purpose of constructing a railway from a point at or 
near the corner of Condor and Border streets in East Boston 
to a convenient point of connection with the tracks of the 
Boston and Albany Railroad Company, New York Central 
and Hudson River Railroad Company, lessee, on or near 
Webster street in East Boston, as set forth in section four. 

Section 3. The company may issue coupon or registered 
bonds for any purpose for which it may lawfully spend 
money within the limits prescribed by law for railroad com- 
panies, and may, to secure the payment thereof, mortgage 
or pledge its franchises and all property owned or thereafter 
acquired by it, but no stocks or bonds shall be issued under 
the provisions of this act until the issue shall have been 
approved, as provided by law, by the public service com- 
mission, hereinafter called the commission. 

Section 4. The company may locate, construct, main- 
tain, and operate by electricity or other mechanical power, 
except steam engines or locomotives, approved by the com- 
mission, a railway for the transportation of freight only, 
between the hours of ten o'clock in the afternoon and five 



May issue 
bonds, etc. 



May construct 
and operate 
a railway for 
transportation 
of freight. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 186. 209 

o'clock in the morning, upon and over the following location, 
to wit: — Beginning at or near the junction of Border and ^'■f^a^^etc 
Condor streets in that part of Boston known as East Boston, 
thence running in, upon and through Border street to and 
by a necessary ciu've into Sumner street, thence running in, 
upon and through Sumner street to and by a necessary curve 
into Lewis street, thence running in, upon and through 
Lewis street to and by a necessary curve into Webster street, 
thence in, upon and through Webster street to a convenient 
point of connection with the existing tracks of the Boston 
and Albany Railroad Company as specified in section two; 
together with a spur track beginning at the corner of New 
street and Maverick street and running in, upon and through 
New street to and into Sumner street by a necessary curve, 
and in, upon and through Sumner street to a connection with 
the main track as above located. And the company may 
construct such branches, spurs, sidings, connections, switches, 
terminal tracks and extensions in connection with the loca- 
tion above set forth as may be authorized by the commis- 
sion, and may, with its approval, make any alteration in said 
location. 

Section 5. All the powers vested in boards of aldermen Certain powers 
or selectmen by sections nineteen to twenty-two, both in- council of 
elusive, of Part II of chapter four hundred and sixty-three °^^°^' 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and six, shall, in respect to 
the company, be vested in and exercised by the city council 
of the city of Boston, subject to the approval of the com- 
mission. All details of equipment and operation of said rail- Equipment, 
way shall be subject to the approval of the commission, and app'rova/of *° 
no tracks shall be laid in any public way until the location co^mlSSon'r^ 
therein shall have been determined by the commission as 
aforesaid. 

Section 6. The company may, with the consent of the May operate 
West End Street Railway Company, or of the Boston Ele- onstY^t^ ' 
vated Railway Company, operate its cars and locomotives [n's'umne?''^^ 
on the street railway tracks in Sumner street to such extent ^^'^^^' ®*'^- 
and under such conditions as may be approved by the com- 
mission, and the West End Street Railway Company, or 
the Boston Elevated Railway Company, may, with like ap- 
proval, furnish electric power to the company for the opera- 
tion of its cars, upon such terms as may be agreed upon. 

Section 7. The company may take, or acquire by pur- May take land, 
chase or otherwise, land outside the limits of public ways '^*°' 
for the purpose of constructing its railway, buildings, shops. 



210 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 186. 



Provisos. 



Payment of 
damages, etc. 



Bond to be 
filed before 
taking land, 
etc. 



Certain pro- 
visions of law 
not to apply. 



Powers, 
privileges, etc. 



Authority and 
powers to cease 
unless bond is 
filed con- 
ditioned upon 
completing rail- 
way within 
one year, etc. 



stations and houses or other structures necessary for the loca- 
tion, construction, maintenance or operation of said railway 
and for necessary and convenient terminals, and for that 
purpose may take any land in the same manner in which 
land may be taken for railroad purposes as provided by Part 
II of said chapter four hundred and sixty-three and acts in 
amendment thereof and in addition thereto: provided, how- 
ever, that no taking shall be made of any land, or rights in 
land, on the westerly or northwesterly sides of Border street, 
between Condor and Maverick streets, which will include 
any land or rights in land lying within eleven hundred feet 
of the harbor line as at present established; and jnovided, 
fiirther, that no taking shall be made under this act of any 
land or any part of the location of existing railroads or street 
railways. 

The company shall pay all damages occasioned by any 
such taking, and the damages shall, on application of either 
party, be estimated and determined in the manner provided 
by said chapter four hundred and sixty-three and acts in 
amendment thereof and in addition thereto in respect to 
takings by railroad corporations. No taking of land or 
other property shall be made under the provisions of this 
act until the company has filed with the commission a bond 
or bonds, satisfactory to the commission, in such amount as 
it may fix, conditioned on the payment of all damages there- 
for, and the commission may at any time require the com- 
pany to file a new bond if in its judgment the interests of 
the owners of land or property taken so require. The pro- 
visions of section two hundred and nine of Part II of said 
chapter four hundred and sixty-three, as amended, in so far 
as they prohibit a lease or contract between two railroad 
corporations each of which has a terminal in the city of 
Boston, shall not apply to the company. 

Section 8. The company shall have all the powers and 
privileges and be subject to all the duties, restrictions and 
liabilities set forth in said chapter four hundred and sixty- 
three and acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto 
in relation to railroads so far as the same are applicable, 
except as is otherwise provided herein. 

Section 9. All authority and powers herein granted 
shall cease, unless within one hundred and twenty days 
after the taking effect of this act the company shall file 
with the treasurer and receiver general a bond to the com- 
monwealth, in a form to be approved by the attorney-gen- 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 187. 211 

eral, in the penal sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, and 
with sureties to be approved by the treasurer and receiver 
general, conditioned upon the completing and opening for 
use, in a manner satisfactory to the commission, of the rail- 
way hereinbefore authorized, within one year after the taking 
effect of this act, or within such further time as may be 
granted by the commission as hereinafter provided. The Time for con- 
commission may, after public notice and a hearing, extend beextend^L^ 
the time for the construction of said railway, by a certificate 
stating that, in its judgment, due diligence has been exer- 
cised by the company, and that public necessity and con- 
venience require such extension of time. 

Section 10. Nothing contained in this act shall be storage of cars, 

, . 1j1 ' j.1 i_i* etc., in public 

deemed to permit storage by the company in tne public streets not per- 
streets of cars or other equipment. 

Section 11. The acceptance of this act by the company Acceptance of 
shall constitute an agreement upon its part to sell to the stitute agree- 
commonwealth or to any political subdivision thereof, its property!^ 
entire assets, property and franchises as a going concern ^''^he com-''*° ' 
upon the assumption by the commonwealth, or political monweaith, etc. 
subdivision thereof, 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. Approved May 27, 1919. 

[1916, 107, Resolves.] 

An Act making further provision for the appropriate (jhnv 187 

CELEBRATION OF THE THREE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY 
OF THE LANDING OF THE PILGRIMS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Pilgrim tercentenary commission, ap- Pilgrim 
pointed under the provisions of chapter one hundred and 
seven of the resolves of nineteen hundred and sixteen, for cert^i^nknas 
the purpose of carrying into effect the recommendation of ®'*'- 
the former commission for the permanent improvement and 
preservation of the historic places named in its report, is 
hereby authorized and directed to acquire in fee or otherwise, 
in the name and for the benefit of the commonwealth, by 
purchase, gift, grant, devise or eminent domain (a) such 
lands, wharves and buildings within the limits of the town of 
Plymouth and lying between Town brook and Brewster 
street in said town; (b) such lands and buildings on Coles 
Hill in Plymouth; (c) such lands and buildings lying between 



tercentenary 
commission 



212 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 187. 



Proviso. 



May receive 
grants of land, 
sums of 
money, etc. 



May construct 
piers, remove 
wharves, make 
improvements, 
etc. 



May make 
changes, etc. 
about Plym- 
outh rock, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



Taking of 
lands, etc., to 
be recorded. 



School street and the Burial Hill and South Russell street 
and the Burial Hill in Plymouth, as were recommended 
to be acquired for said purpose by the report of the said 
commission, presented to the general court in the year nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen, and (d) such lands and build- 
ings in any town in the vicinity of Plymouth which constituted 
a part of the Plymouth colony as, in the opinion of the said 
commission, should be taken for the purpose aforesaid: 
provided, that the commission shall not acquire by purchase 
or right of eminent domain under this act any land or other 
property to an amount exceeding in value, in the aggregate, 
the total amount appropriated by the general court or con- 
tributed by individuals, counties, other municipalities or cor- 
porations for that purpose. 

Section 2. The Pilgrim tercentenary commission, here- 
inafter called the commission, may receive such grants of 
land or sums of money as may be given or devised to it or 
to the commonwealth for the general purposes named in 
this act, or for any one or more of such purposes as the donor 
may designate. 

Section 3. The commission may construct such piers 
and retaining walls, and remove such wharves or parts of 
wharves, do such filling, grading and planting in and upon 
the premises acquired under this act or make such improve- 
ments upon said premises or upon any land or premises 
within the limits of the Plymouth colony now devoted to 
historic or memorial uses, as and when it may deem such 
work necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of this 
act. 

Section 4. The commission may erect such a canopy 
over the Plymouth rock, and make such changes and im- 
provements under and about the same as may, in its opinion, 
best mark, improve and preserve that historic locality: 
provided, that no contract shall be entered into or expense 
incurred for any of the work named in this or the preceding 
section until an amount fully adequate therefor shall be 
available by appropriation by the general court, or by gift, 
grant or devise under the provisions of section two. 

Section 5. The commission shall, within sixty days 
after voting to take any lands, rights or easements, as afore- 
said, file and cause to be recorded in the registry of deeds 
for the county of Plymouth, a description thereof sufficiently 
specific for identification, with a statement of the purpose 
for which the same were taken, signed by a majority at least 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 187. 213 

of the commission, the recording to operate as a taking of the 
real estate and rights and easements therein described. 

Section 6. The commission shall pay all damages to Payment of 

. j_ • 1 1 12 ' J.- i_ damages, etc. 

property sustamed by any person, iirm or corporation, by 
the taking of any land, buildings, rights or easements, or 
by any other thing done by the commission under this act. 
Any person, firm or corporation sustaining damages as 
aforesaid, and failing to agree with the commission as to 
the amount thereof, may have the same assessed and deter- 
mined in the manner provided by law in the case of land 
taken for the laying out of highways, on application at any 
time within two years after the taking of such land or other 
property, or doing of any injury, under authority of this act, 
but no such application shall be made after the expiration 
of the said two years. 

Section 7. The commission may make the necessary May arrange 
arrangements for the holding of an historic pageant at pageant aT 
Plymouth, and other memorial exercises, substantially as y™°"t'^' <'*<'■ 
set forth in its report, at such time or times as it may, with 
the approval of the governor and council, determine. 

Section 8. The commission may, with the approval of the ^neraii pkns, 
governor and council, make such changes in the general ®**'- 
plans herein referred to, as in its opinion may be required 
to carry out the general purposes of this act, or from time to 
time may become, in its judgment, necessary or desirable, 
and may do any other acts which may appear to it necessary 
and expedient for the preservation and improvement of said 
historic localities: provided, that no contract shall be entered ''°'*''®°- 
into or expense incurred for any of the work named in this or 
the preceding section until an amount fully adequate therefor 
shall be available by appropriation by the general court, or 
by gift, grant or devise under the provisions of section two. 

Section 9. The commission, upon the completion of Future care 

, i*iii- -ii ^""^^ mainte- 

its work as authorized by this act, may contract with the nance of lands. 
town of Plymouth or any other town in which land has been ^ "■" "■ • 
taken or improvements made under the provisions of this 
act, or with any appropriate historical or memorial society, 
upon such terms and conditions, subject to the approval of 
the governor and council, as it may deem to be for the in- 
terests of the commonwealth, for the future care and main- 
tenance of the land acquired and the structures and build- 
ings erected under its authority, but no such contract shall 
pledge or bind the commonwealth to the payment of money 
or to any expenditure or appropriation. 



214 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 188, 189. 



Expenditures 
authorized. 



Payment of 
expenses to 
employ a 
secretary, etc. 



Section 10. The commission may expend, subject to the 
approval of the governor and council, for any of the pur- 
poses named in this act, the sum of one hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars, being the amount appropriated in item 
five hundred and seven a of the general appropriation act 
for the current year, and may expend in addition thereto 
the sum of one hundred thousand dollars during the year 
beginning December first, nineteen hundred and nineteen. 
Any balance of said sums unexpended may be expended 
in the succeeding years, but it is the purpose and understand- 
ing of the general court that the sum of two hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars is the sum total of all appropriations 
which the commonwealth shall make for the purposes of this 
act. The commission may apply the whole or any part of 
the unexpended balance of the sum authorized by said chap- 
ter one hundred and seven for its expenses in the employ- 
ment of a secretary and other employees and securing the 
services of experts in the preparation of such additional 
plans and estimates as in its opinion may be desirable to 
carry out the provisions of said chapter one hundred and 
seven, or for any of the purposes named in this act, subject 
to the approval of the governor and council. 

Approved Mmj 2S, 1919. 



C hap. 18S An Act relative to removals, suspensions and tr.\ns- 

FERS in the police DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 



1918, 257 (G), 
§ 93, repealed. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section ninety-three of chapter two hundred and fift\'- 
seven of the General Acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eighteen is hereby repealed, and all acts and parts of acts, 
to the extent that the same were repealed by said section 
ninety-three, are hereby revived and re-enacted. 

Approved May 29, 1919. 



[1890, 212.] 

Chap.189 An Act to authorize the security trust company of 

LYNN TO HOLD ADDITIONAL CAPITAL STOCK OF THE SECU- 
RITY BUILDING CORPORATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Security Trust Section 1. The Sccurity Trust Company, of Lynn, in- 
Lynn m^y hold corporated bv chapter two hundred and twelve of the acts 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 190. 215 

of eighteen hundred and ninety under the name of the additional 

O'j.aPT^VJT'l/^ 1 capital stock of 

Security bare Deposit and irust Company, may purchase, theSecurity 
hold and invest in, the capital stock of the Security Building p<il-ation. 
Corporation, incorporated under the laws of the common- 
wealth, to an amount not exceeding one hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars at the par value thereof. 

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

Approved May 29, 1919. 



[1892, 342; 1893, 407, 475; 1894, 288, 483, 509, 529; 1895, 272, 305, 450; 1896. 465. 466, 472, 
550; 1897, 121, 311, 464, 521; 1898, 166, 455, 463, 473, 501, 530, 531, 547; 1899, 142. 273, 363, 
400, 406, 415, 419, 428, 464; 1900, 242, 340, 393, 413, 421, 443, 444, 445, 461, 465, 467; 1901, 
93, 146, 380, 445, 454, 456, 464, 491; 1902, 77, 172; 1903, 135, 158, 290, 359, 391, 419, 429; 
1904, 124, 170, 236, 237, 326, 445; 1905, 194, 456, 457; 1906, 368, 375, 529; 1907, 221, 275, 404, 
449; 1908,158,301; 1909,524; 1910,628; 1911,239,498,541; 1912.528,699; 1913,297, 
417, 525, 545, 685, 741, 789; 1914, 340, 455, 515, 531, 682, 683, 763, 780, 794; 1915, 51, Spec, 
188, Spec., 249, Spec., 265, Spec., 315, Spec., 368, Spec.; 1917, 345, Spec, 350, Spec; 
1918, 113, Spec; 1919, 81, Spec] 



ChapA^O 



Ax Act to authorize the metropolitan park commission 
TO acquire certain lands on the banks of the mystic 

lakes in the towns of ARLINGTON AND WINCHESTER 
AND THE CITY OF MEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The metropolitan park commission is hereby authorized Metropolitan 

1 1 1 • 1 i« • 1 • 1 P^""*^ com- 

to acquire by purchase or by right or eminent domain such mission may 
lands or rights in lands on the banks of the Mystic lakes in lands on banks 
the towns of Arlington and Winchester and the city of Med- fn townfolf'^^ 
ford as the commission may deem necessary to maintain the Mncf^ter^and 
said banks in a condition consistent with the use of said (0^^°^^®*^" 
lakes and banks as public open spaces for exercise and recre- 
ation, and to improve and maintain the sanitary condition of 
the waters thereof. The manner of acquiring the said lands 
or rights shall be that which is prescribed by chapter four 
hundred and seven of the acts of eighteen hundred and 
ninety-three and by chapter four hundred and sixty-three 
of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-eight relative to 
the taking of lands and rights therein and the award and re- 
covery of damages sustained by such takings. Betterment 
assessments may be levied on estates specially benefited 
hereunder in the manner prescribed by chapter four hundred 
and fifty of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-five. 

Approved May 29, 1919. 



216 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 191, 192. 



[1919, 185, Spec.] 

Chap. 191 An Act relative to the transportation of school 

PUPILS IN THE metropolitan DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

The Boston Elevated Railway Company, and its succes- 
sors and assigns, shall transport pupils of the public and 
private day schools or public and private evening schools or 
industrial day or evening schools within the district served by 
said company, to and from school houses in which they at- 
tend school and their homes, for a fare that shall not exceed 
one half the regular fare charged by the Boston Elevated 
Railway Company for the transportation of other passengers 
for the same distance. Approved May 29, 1919. 



Boston 

Elevated Rail- 
way Com- 
pany, etc., to 
transport 
school pupils 
for half fare. 



Newton Real 
Estate Asso- 
ciation may 
reorganize, etc. 



[1889, 149.] 

Chap. 192 An Act relative to the newton real estate association. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Newton Real Estate Association, which was incor- 
porated by chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the acts 
of eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, may reorganize by an 
amendment to its certificate of organization adopted as pro- 
vided in section forty of chapter four hundred and thirty- 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and three and in sec- 
tion seven of the said chapter, as amended by chapter two 
hundred and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
six, by chapter five hundred and ninety-five of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twelve, and by section twenty-four of 
chapter five hundred and ninety-eight of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and fourteen. The said amendment shall be 
filed as provided in section forty-one of the said chapter 
four hundred and thirty-seven, and, after its reorganization 
as aforesaid, the said association shall be governed in all 
respects by the provisions of the said chapter four hundred 
and thirty-seven and amendments thereof, and shall exist 
for a period of fifty years after the date of its reorganization 
notwithstanding the provisions of section one of said chap- 
ter one hundred and forty-nine. 

Approved May 29, 1919. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 193, 194. 217 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to acquire Chap.l9S 

CERTAIN PROPERTY OF HISTORICAL INTEREST. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of its preservation and ^^y acq^°re°'^ 
maintenance as an ancient landmark and as possessino^ certain prop- 
historical and antiquarian interest, the city oi Boston may toncai interest. 
acquire by purchase or by right of eminent domain a parcel 
of land of about nine thousand three hundred and sixty 
square feet, with the buildings thereon, situated in the 
Dorchester district and bounded as follows : — northeasterly 
by Pond street, southeasterly by Town Meeting square, 
southwesterly by East Cottage street, and westerly by land 
of Kelly, Lydon and others. 

Section 2. In case the said property is taken by eminent Compensation 
domain, and the city and the owners thereof are unable to taken, how 
agree as to the compensation to be paid, the same shall be ® ^^'^^'^^ 
determined in the manner provided by law for takings by 
said city for highway purposes, and when so determined, 
shall be paid by the city. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its accept- to be sub- 
ance by vote of the city council of said city, subject to the council, etc. 
provisions of its charter. Approved May 31, 1919. 

11919, 114, Spec] 

An Act relatfve to the authority of the board of nhr.^^ 104 

ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF WALTHAM. ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-four of chapter three hun- 1893, 36i, § 24, 
dred and sixty-one of the acts of eighteen hundred and ^'"'''"^®''- 
ninety-three is hereby amended by striking out the word 
"exclusive", in the second line, so as to read as follows: — 
Section 24. The board of aldermen shall, subject always Authority of 
to the approval of the mayor, have authority and power to board of 
order the laying out, locating anew and discontinuing of ^ '^'^'^^^■ 
and making of specific repairs in all streets and ways and all 
highways within the limits of the city; to assess the damage 
sustained thereby by any person, and, except as herein 
otherwise provided, to act in matters relating to such laying 
out, locating anew, altering, discontinuing or repairing. 
Any person aggrieved by the action of the board of alder- 
men hereunder shall have all the rights and privileges now 



218 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 195. 



by law in similar cases allowed in appeals from decisions of 
selectmen, but there shall be no appeal from a decision not 
to lay out a way. 

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

Approved June 4, 1919. 



Chap. 195 An Act to authorize the town of huntington to fund 

CERTAIN INDEBTEDNESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Town of Hunt- SECTION 1. The towu of Huntiuffton may incur indebt- 

ington may i- i ' i 

fund certain in- edncss to au amouut not exceedmg twelve thousand dol- 
lars and may issue bonds or notes of the town therefor, which 
shall bear on their face the words, Huntington Funding 

such annual 



Huntington 
Funding Loan, 
Act of 1919. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Loan, Act of 1919, and shall be payable by 
payments, beginning not more than one year from their 
respective dates, as will extinguish the loan within ten years 
from its date, and the amount of such annual payment in 
any year shall not be less than the amount of the principal 
of the loan payable in any subsequent year. Said bonds or 
notes shall bear interest at such rates as may be fixed by the 
treasurer, with the approval of a majority of the selectmen. 
The town may sell the said securities at public or private 
sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, 
but not for less than their par value, and the proceeds of said 
loan, except premiums, shall be applied exclusively to the 
payment of certain indebtedness now represented by notes 
and other obligations of the town. Premiums received on 
the loan herein authorized shall be used as provided by gen- 
eral law. 

Section 2. The town shall, at the time of authorizing 
the said loan, provide for the payment thereof in accordance 
with the provisions of section one of this act, and when a 
vote to that effect has been passed, a sum sufficient to pay 
the interest as it accrues on the said bonds or notes and 
to make such payments on the principal as may be required 
by this act, shall, without further vote, be assessed by the 
assessors of the town annually thereafter in the same manner 
as other taxes until the debt incurred by said loan is ex- 
tinguished. 

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

Approved June 4, 1919. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 196. 219 



[1909, 251; 1914, 82; 1915, 377, Spec.] 

An Act relative to the boston chamber of commerce. Chap. 19Q 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirteen of chapter two hundred and amended. ^ ^'' 
fifty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "present", in the 
third hne, the words : — in person or by proxy, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 13. The new corporation by Cancellation of 
concurrent vote of a two thirds majority of both certifi- ceAfficat^^ 
cate holding and other members present in person or by be'sWpsTi?™" 
proxy and voting at separate meetings called for this specific chamber of 
purpose, notice of which meetings shall be mailed to each Commerce. 
member not more than fifteen or less than ten days in ad- 
vance, shall have the right, upon the payment of the sum 
of two hundred dollars and accrued interest to each certifi- 
cate holder to cancel and retire all outstanding certificate- 
holding memberships, upon such terms and conditions as 
shall be determined bv said two thirds maioritv vote. In cancellation of 

1 (.1 • i> I • 1 p iN • 1 membership in 

the event oi the exercise or such right or cancellation there said corpora- 
shall be thenceforth but one form of membership in said 
corporation, and each member, whether previously a cer- 
tificate holding or other member, shall receive a certificate 
representing the same individual interest in all the property, 
rights and privileges of the new corporation save and except 
participation in the Gratuity Fund, which participation shall 
always be confined to holders of certificates marked " Gratu- 
ity F'und Participating", which imprint shall appear upon 
the face of every certificate issued in exchange for a retired 
certificate bearing similar imprint. 

Section 2. Said chapter two hundred and fifty-one, as i909, 251, etc., 
amended by chapter eighty-two of the acts of nineteen hun- '^'"^"'^^'^• 
dred and fourteen, is hereby further amended by striking out 
the last sentence. 

Section 3. Said chapter two hundred and fifty-one, as looo, 251, etc., 
amended by said chapter eighty-two, is hereby further Idde^u **°'' 
amended by inserting after section twenty-one the follow- 
ing section, to be numbered section twenty-two : — Section Voting by 
22. Any matter which under the provisions of this chapter ™'^' ' 
can be presented to and passed upon by a meeting of the 
entire membership, or by meetings of any class of the mem- 
bership, of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, may be sub- 
mitted by the directors to those entitled to pass upon the 



220 Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 197, 198. 

same, for a vote thereon by mail, and shall so be submitted 
whenever a petition, signed by such a number of the mem- 
bership as the by-laws may from time to time provide, so 

By-laws to reouests. The by-laws shall provide the method and de- 
provide details , m n , • ^ i • , . i • i • 

of taking refer- tails ot presenting, taking, counting and reconsidermg any 
etc." ^ *' mail referendum vote taken under the provisions of this 
act. Any action taken by a majority or any other percent- 
age which in any given instance the charter or by-laws may 
require, of those thus voting by mail, shall be deemed to be 
the legal action and decision of the Chamber of Commerce or 
of the class in question, as the case may be. 

A J) proved J line 4, 1919. 



Chap. 1^7 An Act to establish the salary of john r. Campbell, 

ASSISTANT clerk OF THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR CRIMINAL 
BUSINESS FOR THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Assistant clerk ^hc salarv of Johu R. Campbell, assistant clerk of the 

ot superior . • . . . 

court for supcrior court for crmimal business for the county of Suffolk 

ness for shall bc four thousand dollars a year, to be so allowed from 

salary es- " ^' tlic first day of July, nineteen hundred and nineteen. 

tabUshed. 



Approved June 5, 1919. 



Chap. 198 An Act to authorize a petition to be brought by james 

H. BURKE UNDER THE ACT RELATIVE TO THE REMOVAL, 
SUSPENSION OR REDUCTION OF PERSONS IN THE CLASSIFIED 
CIVIL SERVICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

James H. SECTION 1. Jamcs H. Burkc, former master of the house 

bring a petition of correctiou at Deer Island, is hereby authorized to bring 
relative to re- a petition Under section three of chapter two hundred and 
penIio'n!^tc., forty-scveii of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and 
classffiercivii eighteen, the said Burke having seasonably filed a petition 
aervice. uudcr an act which was repealed and superseded by the 

said chapter two hundred and forty-seven. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 6, 1919. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 199, 200. 221 



(1875, 241; 1877, S3; 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; 1918, 132, Spec] 

An Act to provide for a public latin school in the Chap. 199 

CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotcs: 

Section 1. The school committee of the city of Boston, Boston school 
to meet the expenses of constructing and furnishing a pubHc may provkie 
Latin school in that city, may appropriate a sum not exceed- La'^ifn^'schooi, 
ing seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars. The treasurer ®*°* 
of the city shall issue and sell bonds of the city to such an 
amount as the school committee shall appropriate under this 
act for the said purposes. The proceeds shall be expended by 
the board of school house commissioners of the city in ac- 
cordance with chapter four hundred and seventy-three of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and one and any amendments 
thereof. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by the mayor, city council and school committee of said Slyor.city 
city, provided such acceptance occurs prior to the thirty- school com- 
first day of December of the current year. mittee, etc. 

Approved June 10, 1919. 

[1919, 206, Spec] 

[Accepted by the school committee July 14, 1919, by the city council July 28, 1919, and 

by the mayor July 30, 1919.] 



C/iap.200 



[1909, 314.] 

An Act relati\'E to the rate of interest on certain 

SEWER securities OF THE TO^VN OF READING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Such bonds or notes as may hereafter be Rate of in- 
issued by the town of Reading under the provisions of ll'n^seu^er'^' 
chapter three hundred and fourteen of the acts of nineteen fcuritiesof 

1 11 1 • ini town 01 rCeaa- 

hundred and nine, shall bear such rate of mterest as its i°g- 
treasurer, with the approval of a majority of its selectmen, 
may determine. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 11, 1919. 



222 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 201, 202. 



Chap. 201 An Act to authorize the board of commissioners on 

FISHERIES AND GAME TO LEASE CERTAIN PONDS IN THE 
TOWN OF WAREHAM FOR THE ARTIFICIAL PROPAGATION 
OF ALEWIVES. 



Board of com- 
missioners on 
fisheries and 
game may 
lease certain 
ponds in Ware- 
ham for 
propagation of 
alewives. 



Lessees may 
deposit ale- 
wives, etc. 



Hearings to be 
lield, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The board of commissioners on fisheries and 
game may, ^ in the name of the commonwealth, lease from 
time to time until January first, nineteen hundred and 
thirty, for terms not exceeding five years at a time, the 
pond known as Bartlett's Marsh pond in the town of Ware- 
ham, and so much of the pond known as White Island pond 
as lies in the town of Wareham, for the artificial propagation 
of alewives and the right to take therefrom alewives so 
propagated. 

Section 2. The lessees of said ponds may deposit therein 
alewives or the spawn thereof, but shall not take any fish 
therefrom by net or seine. Alewives may be taken from the 
streams flowing out of said ponds. 

Section 3. Before making a lease as aforesaid, the com- 
missioners shall appoint a time and place for a hearing upon 
the application for the lease, and shall give notice of the 
hearing to every town within the limits of which any part of 
said ponds lies. Approved June 11, 1919, 



The Independ- 
ent Order of 
the J. R. 
Giddings and 
Joliffee Union 
incorporated. 



Chap. 202 An Act to incorporate the independent order of the 
J. R. giddings and joliffee union. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. Hattie Robinson, Cornelia Robinson, Lucy 
Weaver, Rosa Benders, Ella Goodman, Martha Dent, Ella 
Hall, Bessie Waddell, Marie Holmes and Mary E. Bell, 
their associates and successors, are hereby made a corpora- 
tion by the name of The Independent Order of the J. R. 
Giddings and Joliffee Union for the purpose of transacting 
business as a secret order or fraternity on the lodge system, 
with power to create subordinate lodges, and to pay death or 
funeral benefits not exceeding in any one case two hundred 
dollars in amount, and disability benefits not exceeding in 
any one case ten dollars a week, and to furnish medical 
attendance to its members. 
To^'^e^ subject SECTION 2. The Said corporation shall, except as is 
beneficiary law, otlierwisc provided herein, be subject to the provisions of 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 203. 223 

the fraternal beneficiary law applicable to fraternal organiza- 
tions designated in section twenty-nine, division 6, of chapter 
six hundred and twenty-eight of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and eleven and the amendments thereof. 

Approved June 11, 1919. 



An Act to establish the tewksbury fire and water 

district. 



C/iap.203 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Tewksbury, Tewksbury 
liable to taxation in said town and residing within the terri- District es^ ^^ 
tory enclosed by the following boundary lines, to wit : — tabUshed. 
Beginning at a point on the Lowell line three hundred feet 
south of Main street, or the state road; thence in a southerly 
direction to a point on Pike street, five hundred feet south 
of Sunnyside Farm, or Pike's residence; thence southeast in 
a straight line to a point on Pleasant street, three hundred 
feet southwest of Roper's greenhouses; thence in a southerly 
direction to a point on Chandler street, three hundred feet 
southwest of Louis Smith's residence; thence in a straight 
line southeast to the junction of Heath brook and Shawsheen 
river; thence down the Shawsheen river to a point due east 
of Fowler's residence; thence in a straight line northwest to 
a point five hundred feet northeast of the state road on 
Chandler street; thence along Chandler street to the hos- 
pital railroad siding; thence three hundred feet along the 
railroad siding in a northerly direction; thence in a westerly 
direction to the junction of the western boundary of Tewks- 
bury cemetery and the Boston and Maine railroad; thence 
northerly in a straight line crossing Livingston street to a 
point six hundred feet due east of the residence of Brooks 
Stevens; thence across Kendall street in a northwesterly 
direction crossing Andover street, three hundred feet east of 
the residence of Hugh Cameron, to a point three hundred 
feet north of Andover street; thence in a westerly direction 
to a point on Trull street, eight hundred feet northeast of 
Andover street; thence in a westerly direction to a point 
three hundred feet northeast of Andover street on the Lowell 
line; thence southwest along the Lowell line, crossing Main 
street to the starting point, three hundred feet south, shall 
constitute a water district, and are hereby made a body 
corporate by the name of Tewksbury Fire and Water 
District. 



224 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 203. 



May take lands, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



May construct 
dams, reser- 
voirs, etc. 



Section 2. The said fire and water district, for the pur- 
pose of supplying itself and its inhabitants with water, 
may take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold the 
water of any pond or stream or of any ground sources of 
supply by means of driven, artesian or other wells within 
the limits of the town of Tewksbury, and may also take, or 
acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold all lands, rights 
of way and easements necessary for collecting, storing, hold- 
ing, purifjdng and preserving the purity of the water and 
for conveying the same to any part of said district : provided, 
hotcever, that no source of water supply and no lands neces- 
sary for preserving the quality of the water, shall be taken 
or used without first obtaining the advice and approval of 
the state department of health, and that the situation of all 
dams, reservoirs and wells to be used as sources of water 
supply under this act shall be subject to the approval of the 
said department. Said district may construct on the lands 
acquired and held under the provisions of this act proper 
dams, reservoirs, stand-pipes, tanks, buildings, fixtures and 
other structures, and may make excavations, procure and 
operate machinery and provide such other means and ap- 
pliances, and do such other things as may be necessary for 
the establishment and maintenance of complete and effective 
water works; and for that purpose may construct wells and 
reservoirs and establish pumping works, and may construct, 
lay, and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other 
works under or over any land, water courses, railroads, rail- 
ways and public or other ways, and along such ways in the 
town of Tewksbury, in such manner as not unnecessarily to 
obstruct the same; and for the purpose of constructing, lay- 
ing, maintaining, operating and repairing such conduits, 
pipes and other works, and for all proper purposes of this 
act, the district may dig up or raise and embank any such 
lands, highways or other ways in such manner as to cause 
the least hindrance to public travel on such ways; and all 
things done upon any such way shall be subject to the 
direction of the selectmen of the town of Tewksbury, and 
said district shall not enter upon, construct or lay any con- 
duits, pipes or other works within the location of any rail- 
road corporation, except at such time and in such manner 
as it may agree upon with such corporation, or, in case of 
failure so to agree, as may be approved by the public service 
commission. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 203. 225 

Section 3. Said fire and water district shall, within Description of 
ninety days after the taking of any lands, rights of way, taken to be 
water rights, water sources or easements under the provisions '^'^°'^ 
of this act, file and cause to be recorded in the registry of 
deeds for the county of Middlesex, a description thereof 
sufficiently specific for identification, with a statement of the 
purpose for which the same were taken, signed by the water 
commissioners hereinafter provided for. The title to all 
land acquired in any way under the provisions of this act 
shall vest in the Tewksbury Fire and Water District, and 
the land so taken may be managed, improved and controlled 
by the board of water commissioners hereinafter provided 
for, in such manner as they shall deem for the best interest 
of the district. 

Section 4. The said district shall pay all damages to Payment of 
property sustained by any person or corporation by the *^''°'=*ses, etc. 
taking of any land, right of way, water, water source, water 
right or easement, or by anything done by said district under 
authority of this act. Any person or corporation sustaining 
damages as aforesaid and failing to agree with said district 
as to the amount thereof, may have the same determined in 
the manner provided by law in the case of land taken for 
the laying out of highways, on application at any time 
within the period of two years after the taking of such land 
or other property or the doing of other injury under au- 
thority of this act; but no such application shall be made 
after the expiration of the said two years. No assessment of 
damages shall be made for the taking of any water, water 
right, or for any injury thereto, and the said period of two 
years shall not begin to run, until the water is actually 
withdrawn or diverted by said district under authority of 
this act. The district may by vote, from time to time, de- 
termine what amount or quantity of water it proposes to 
take and appropriate under this act; in which case any 
damages caused by such taking shall be based upon such 
amount or quantity until the same shall be increased by 
vote or otherwise, and in that event the district shall be 
further liable only for the additional damages caused by 
the additional taking. 

Section 5. The said district, for the purpose of paying Tewksbury 
the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under the oTstrtet Loan^ 
provisions of this act, may issue from time to time bonds ^"^ °^ ^^^^' 
or notes to an amount not exceeding two hundred thousand 



226 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 203. 

dollars. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words, Tewksbury Fire and Water District Loan, Act of 
1919, shall be payable at the expiration of periods not ex- 
ceeding thirty years from the respective dates of issue, shall 
bear such rates of interest as the treasurer and commissioners 
may determine, and shall be signed by the treasurer of the 
district and countersigned by the water commissioners here- 
inafter provided for. The district may sell the said securities 
at public or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as 
it may deem proper, but not for less than their par value, 
and the proceeds, except premiums, shall be used only for 
the purposes herein specified. 

Payment of SECTION 6. The Said distHct shall, at the time of au- 

thorizing said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof 
in accordance 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 manner that any loan issued under authority 
of this act shall be paid within the period specified in section 
five; and when a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum 
which, with the income derived from water rates, will be 
sufficient to pay the annual expense of operating its water 
works and the interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes 
issued as aforesaid, and to make such payments on the 
principal as may be required under the provisions of this 
act shall, without further vote, be assessed on said district 
by the assessors of the town, annually thereafter, in the 
same manner as other taxes, until the debt incurred by said 
loan or loans is extinguished. 

Assessment and Section 7. Whenever a tax is duly voted by said district 

tax. for the purposes of this act, the clerk shall send a certified 

copy of the vote to the assessors of the town of Tewksbury 
who shall assess the same in the same manner in all respects 
in which town taxes are required by law to be assessed. 
The assessment 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. 

how^aifed "Lte Section 8. The first meeting of the said district shall be 
called, on petition of ten or more legal voters therein, by a 
warrant from the selectmen of the town of Tewksbury, or 
from a justice of the peace, directed to one of the petitioners, 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 203. 227 

requiring him to give notice of the meeting by posting 
copies of the warrant in two or more pubUc places in the 
district seven days at least before the time of the meeting. 
One of the petitioners shall preside at the meeting until a 
clerk is chosen and sworn, and the clerk shall preside until 
a moderator is chosen. After the choice of a moderator, the 
question of the acceptance of this act shall be submitted to 
the voters, 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 the other 
articles contained in the warrant. 

Section 9. The said district shall, after the acceptance cierk, treas- 
of this act as aforesaid, elect by ballot a district clerk and a commissioners. 
district treasurer, who may be the same person, to hold of^office', et™^ 
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 consti- 
tute 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 succeeding an- 
nual 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 the board of water com- 
missioners, who shall be subject, however, to such instruc- 
tions, rules and regulations as the district may impose by its 
vote. Any vacancy occurring in said board from any cause vacancies, how 
may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by ^"®'^- 
the district at any legal meeting called for the purpose. No 
money shall be drawn from the district treasury except upon 
the written order of a majority of the board. 

Section 10. Said commissioners shall fix just and equi- J°t^''^c^^'^ 
table prices and rates for the use of water, and shall pre- 
scribe the time and manner of payment. The income of the 
water works shall be used to defray all operating expenses, 
interest charges and payments on principal as they become 
due upon any bonds or notes issued under authority of this 
act. If there should be a net surplus remaining after pro- Net surplus, 
viding for the aforesaid charges, it shall be used for such ^°'^"^®'^- 
new construction as the water commissioners may determine 
upon, and in case a surplus should remain after payment for 
such new construction the water rates shall be reduced pro- 



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Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 203. 



Reports to be 
rendered. 



Calling of 
meetings. 



Rights and 
privileges. 



Penalty for 
corruption of 
water, etc. 



Act to be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



Proviso. 



portionately. No money shall be expended In new construc- 
tion by the water commissioners except from the net surplus 
aforesaid, unless the district appropriates and provides money 
therefor. The said commissioners shall annually, and as 
often as the district may require, render a report upon the 
condition of the works under their charge and an account of 
their doings, including an account of receipts and expenditures. 

Section 11. The said district may adopt by-laws pre- 
sa-ibing by whom and how meetings may be called and 
notified; and, upon the application of ten or more legal 
voters in the district, meetings may also be called by warrant 
as provided in section eight. The district may also choose 
such other officers, not provided for in this act, as it may 
deem necessary or proper. The district shall have all the 
rights and privileges conferred by law upon water and fire 
districts. 

Section 12. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- 
lutes or diverts any water obtained or supplied under 
this act, or wilfully or wantonly injures any reservoir, stand- 
pipe, aqueduct, pipe or other property owned or used by 
said district for the purposes of this act shall forfeit and pay 
to the district three times the amount of damages assessed 
therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort; and upon 
conviction of any of the above acts shall be punished by a 
fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or by imprisonment 
for a term not exceeding six months. 

Section 13. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority vote of the voters of said district present 
and voting thereon by ballot at a district meeting called in 
accordance with the provisions of section eight, within three 
years after the passage of this act. The question of its ac- 
ceptance may be voted on at as many meetings as may be 
called for the purpose: 'provided, however, that not more 
than three such meetings shall be held in any one year. This 
act shall become void unless the district shall begin to dis- 
tribute water to consumers within three years after the 
acceptance of the act as aforesaid. 

. Approved June 12, 1919. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 204, 205. 229 



An Act to authorize the town of Shrewsbury to pur- Chap. 204: 

CHASE certain LAND FROM THE CITY OF WORCESTER FOR 
SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Shrewsbury may purchase in Town of 
fee from the city of Worcester a tract of land containing ma^y purohLa 
about one and sixty-five hundredths acres situated in the from dty"o1 

Worcester for 



pur- 



northwesterly part of said town, for the purpose of erecting g^g^l 
thereon a public school building, the said land being part of p<^®^- 
the Home Farm, so-called, and being bounded and described 
as follows: Northwesterly by the road leading from Worces- 
ter to Boylston, known in Worcester as Lincoln street; 
northeasterly by the road leading from Shrewsbury to 
Holden, known in Shrewsbury as Holden street; and south- 
erly by Sand street. The price to be paid for the land shall 
be as agreed upon by vote of the inliabitants of the town and 
of the city council of the city with the approval of the mayor. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 14, 1919. 

An Act to provide for precinct voting, limited town (Jhav 205 
meetings, town meeting members, a referendum and 
an annual moderator in the town of watertown. 

Whereas, It appears to the general court that the town of Emergency 
Watertown contains more than twelve thousand inhabitants, 
and that the majority of the inhabitants of the town, present 
and voting in a town meeting, duly warned and holden for 
the purpose, on the third day of April, nineteen hundred and 
nineteen, voted to instruct the selectmen of the town to 
petition the general court for the enactment of the legislation 
herein contained, in accordance with Article II of the amend- 
ments to the constitution, therefore 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon the acceptance of this act by the Precinct voting, 
town of Watertown as hereinafter provided the selectmen of n^Sg^It".. 
the town shall forthwith divide the territory thereof into 1?,^°!!?°^ 

, 1 ,1 P 1 . . Watertown. 

not less than hve nor more than ten votmg precmcts, each 
of which shall be plainly designated, and shall contain not 
less than three hundred nor more than one thousand male 
voters. All precincts shall contain approximately an equal 



230 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 205. 



Selectmen to 
report doings, 
etc. 



Division of 
town into 
voting pre- 
cincts, date of 
taking effect. 



Town meeting 
members, 
election, etc. 



number of male voters. The precincts shall be so established 
as to consist of compact and contiguous territory, to be 
bounded, as far as possible, by the centre line of known 
streets and ways and by other well-defined limits. Their 
boundaries shall be reviewed and, if need be, wholly or partly 
revised, by the selectmen, in January, once in five years, or 
in January of any year when directed by a vote of the town 
meeting. The selectmen shall, within ten days after any 
establishment or revision of the precincts, file a report of 
their doings with the town clerk, the registrars of voters, and 
the assessors, with a map or maps or description of the pre- 
cincts and the names and residences of the male voters 
therein. The selectmen shall also cause to be posted in the 
town hall a map or maps or description of the precincts as 
established or revised from time to time, with the names 
and residences of the registered male voters therein; and 
they shall also cause to be posted in at least three public 
places in each precinct a map or description of that precinct, 
with the names and residences of the male voters therein. 
The division of the town into voting precincts and any 
revision of such precincts shall take effect upon the date of 
the filing of the report thereof by the selectmen with the 
town clerk. Whenever the precincts are established or 
revised, the town clerk shall forthwith give written notice 
thereof to the secretary of the commonwealth, stating the 
number and designation of the precincts. The provisions 
of chapter eight hundred and thirty-five of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and thirteen, and any amendments thereof, 
relating to precinct voting at elections, so far as the same 
are not inconsistent with this act, shall apply to all elections 
and primaries in the town upon the establishment of voting 
precincts as hereinbefore provided. 

Section 2. The male voters in every precinct shall, at 
the first annual town election held after the establishment of 
the precincts and at the first ensuing annual town election 
following any precinct revision and conformably to the laws 
relative to elections not inconsistent with this act, elect by 
ballot six per cent of the male voters in the precinct, other 
than the officers designated in section three of this act as 
town meeting members at large, such elected voters to be 
town meeting members of the town, one third of whom .shall 
be elected for the term of one year, one third for the term of 
two years and one third for the term of three years from the 
day of the annual town meeting; and thereafter, except as 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 205. 231 

otherwise provided herein, at each annual town election the 
male voters of each precinct in the town shall, in like manner, 
elect two per cent of their number to be town meeting mem- 
bers of the town for the term of three years, and shall at such 
election fill for the unexpired term or terms any vacancies 
then existing in the number of town meeting members in 
their respective precincts. Upon every revision of the pre- New election 
cincts, or of any of them, the terms of office of all town member^wS 
meeting members from every such revised precinct shall ^*°- 
cease upon the election of their successors, and at the first 
ensuing annual town election there shall be an entirely new 
election of town meeting members in every precinct so re- 
vised, as well as in any new precinct or precincts established. 
The towTi clerk shall, after every election of town meeting Notice of eiec- 
members, forthwith notify each member by mail of his *^'°°' 
election. 

Section 3. Any town meeting held under the provisions Town meeting 
of this act, except as otherwise provided herein, shall, at and taTn*liect°er'^' 
after the first annual election held under this act, be limited ™'^°''^^''^- 
to the voters elected under section two together with the 
following, designated as town meeting members at large; 
namely, any member of the general court of the common- 
wealth from the town; the moderator, the town clerk, the 
selectmen, the town treasurer, the town counsel, the town 
collector of taxes, the town auditor, the chairman of the 
school committee, the chairman of the trustees of the public 
library, the chairman of the board of health, the chairman 
of the park commission, the chairman of the water com- 
missioners, the tree warden, the chairman of the planning 
board, the chairman of the assessors of taxes, the chairman 
of the playground commission, and the members of the 
finance committee. The town clerk shall notify the town Notice of town 
meeting members of the time and place at which town meet- ™^''°^^- 
ings are to be held, the notices to be sent by mail at least 
seven days before the meeting. The town meeting mem- 
bers, as aforesaid, shall be the judges of the election and 
qualification of their members. A majority of the town Quorum, 
meeting members shall constitute a quorum for doing busi- 
ness; but a less number may organize temporarily and may 
adjourn from time to time. Notice of every adjourned town Notice of 
meeting shall be posted by the town clerk in ten or more mjet'ing^to^r" 
public places in the town, and he shall notify by mail, the posted, etc. 
members of the town meeting of the adjournment at least 
twenty-four hours before the time of the adjourned town 



232 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 205. 



Town meetings 
to be public, 
etc. 



Resignation, 
etc. 



Nominations, 
how made. 



Warrant articles, 
how acted upon, 
etc. 



Moderator, 
election, etc. 



meeting. The notices shall state briefly the business to be 
acted upon at the meeting and shall include notice of any 
proposed reconsideration. All town meetings shall be pub- 
lic. The town meeting members as such shall receive no 
compensation. Subject to such conditions as may be de- 
termined from time to time by the members of the limited 
town meeting, any voter of the town who is not a town 
meeting member may speak, but he shall not vote. A town 
meeting member may resign by filing a written resignation 
with the town clerk, and his resignation shall take effect on 
the date of such filing. A town meeting member who removes 
from the town or from the precinct from which he was 
elected shall cease to be a town meeting member. 

Section 4. Nomination of candidates for town meeting 
members to be elected under this act shall be made by nomi- 
nation papers, which shall bear no political designation, and 
signed by not less tlian ten male voters of the precinct in 
which the candidate resides and filed with the town clerk at 
least ten days before the election. No nomination papers 
shall be valid in respect to any candidate whose written 
acceptance is not thereon or attached thereto. 

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

Section 6. A moderator shall be elected by ballot at 
each annual town meeting and shall serve as the moderator 
of all town meetings, except as otherwise provided by law, 
until his successor is elected and qualified. Nominations for 
moderator and his election shall be as in the case of other 
elective town officers, and any vacancy in the office may be 
filled by the town meeting members at a meeting held for 
that purpose. If a moderator is absent, a moderator pro 
tempore may be elected by the town meeting members. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 205. 233 

Section 7. Any vacancy in the full number of town Vacancies, how 
meeting members from any precinct may be filled until the 
next annual election by the remaining members of the pre- 
cinct from among the male voters thereof. Upon petition 
therefor, signed by not less than ten town meeting members 
from the precinct, notices of the vacancy shall be promptly 
given by the town clerk to the remaining members from the 
precinct in which the vacancy or vacancies exist, and he 
shall call a special meeting of such members for the purpose 
of filling any vacancy. He shall cause to be mailed to each 
of such members, not less than four days before the time set 
for the meeting, a notice specifying the object and the time 
and the place of the meeting. At the said meeting a ma- 
jority of the members shall constitute a quorum, and they 
shall elect from their own number a chairman and a clerk. 
The choice to fill any vacancy shall be by ballot, and a 
majority of the votes cast shall be required for a choice. 
The chairman and clerk shall make a certificate of the 
choice and forthwith file the same with the town clerk, 
together with a written acceptance by the member or mem- 
bers so chosen, who shall thereupon be deemed elected and 
qualified a town meeting member or members, subject to 
the right of all the town meeting members to judge of the 
election and qualification of members as set forth in section 
five. 

Section 8. Any vote, except a vote to adjourn, passed l^^^^^^^ 
at any limited town meeting shall not become operative operative. 
until after the expiration of five days, exclusive of Sundays 
and holidays, from the dissolution of the meeting. If, within Referendum. 
said five days a petition, signed by not less than one hun- 
dred male voters of the town, containing their Christian 
names together with their street addresses, is filed with the 
selectmen asking that the question or questions involved in 
such vote be submitted to the voters of the town at large, 
then the selectmen, after the expiration of five days, shall 
forthwith call a special meeting for the sole purpose of pre- 
senting to the voters at large the question or questions so 
involved. The polls shall be opened at two o'clock in the 
afternoon and shall be closed not earlier than eight o'clock in 
the evening and all votes upon any questions submitted 
shall be taken by ballot, and the check list shall be used in 
the several precincts in the same manner as in the election 
of town ofiicers. The questions submitted at the said town 



234 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 205. 



Questions, 
how stated 
upon the 
ballot, etc. 



Action binding 
upon town. 



General meet- 
ings may be 
held, etc. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
voters at next 
state election. 



Form of 
question. 



meeting shall be determined by vote of a majority of the 
voters at large voting thereon. The questions so submitted 
shall be stated upon the ballot in the same language and 
form in which they were stated when presented to said 
limited town meeting by the moderator, and as they appear 
upon the records of the said limited town meeting. If such 
petition be not filed within the said period of five days, the 
vote in the limited town meeting shall become operative 
and effective upon the expiration of the said period. 

Section 9, The town of Watertown, after the acceptance 
of this act, shall have the capacity to act through and to be 
bound by its said town meeting members who shall, when 
convened from time to time as herein provided, constitute 
limited town meetings; and such limited town meetings 
shall exercise exclusively, so far as will conform to the pro- 
visions of this act, all powers vested in the municipal cor- 
poration. Action in conformity with all provisions of law 
now or hereafter applicable to the transaction of town 
affairs in town meetings shall, when taken by any limited 
town meeting in accordance with the provisions of this act, 
have the same force and effect as if such action had been 
taken in a town meeting, open to all the voters of the town 
as heretofore organized and conducted. 

Section 10. This act shall not abridge the right of the 
people of Watertown to hold general meetings, as that right 
is secured to them by the constitution of the commonwealth ; 
nor shall this act confer upon any limited town meeting in 
Watertown the power finally to commit the town to any 
measure affecting its municipal existence or changing the 
form of its government, without action thereon by the vot- 
ers of the town at large, using the ballot and check lists 
therefor. 

Section 11. The question of the acceptance of this act 
by the town of Watertown shall be submitted to the regis- 
tered male voters of the town at the state election in the year 
nineteen hundred and nineteen. The vote shall be taken by 
ballot, in accordance with the provisions of chapter eight 
hundred and thirty-five of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirteen and any amendments thereof, so far as the same 
shall be applicable, in answer to the question: "Shall an act 
passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred 
and nineteen, entitled ' An Act to provide for precinct voting, 
limited town meetings, town meeting members, a referendum 
and an annual moderator in the town of Watertown ', be 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 206. 235 

accepted by this town?" and the affirmative votes of a 

majority of the registered male voters of the town present 

and voting thereon shall be required for and shall determine 

its acceptance. The acceptance of this act, as herein pro- Repeal. 

vided, shall repeal chapter three hundred and sixty-one of 

the acts of nineteen hundred and eight, being an act relative 

to town meetings in the town of Watertown. So much of Jg^t °^ ^^""'"^ 

this act as authorizes its submission to the registered male 

voters of the town shall take effect upon its passage, but 

the act shall not take further effect unless and until accepted 

by the town as herein provided. 

Approved June 14, 1919. 

[1910, 199, Spec] 

An Act to regulate appropriations by the school (J}iaj) 206 

COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1. The school committee of the city of Boston Appropriations 
may annually, beginning with the year nineteen hundred mtt^*S*BoT-' 
and nineteen, by vote of four fifths of all its members, taken ^°" ^^s^^^^^^- 
by yeas and nays, make appropriations by items, which 
items may be subdivided as the committee may determine, 
which shall be included within the tax limits of the said city 
for municipal purposes, as established by law, and by section 
ten of this act, and shall not exceed the sums stated herein 
upon each one thousand dollars of the valuation on which 
the appropriations of the city council are based, and shall be 
in addition to the money which may be given therefor, the 
income collected and the balance of appropriations of pre- 
ceding years, as follows: — 

(a) J'or general school purposes; for the financial year General school 
ending on the thirty-first day of January, nineteen hundred p'''"p°^''^- 
and twenty, four dollars and eleven cents; for the financial 
year ending on the thirty-first day of January, nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-one, and for each financial year there- 
after, four dollars and thirty-eight cents. 

(6) For the construction and furnishing of new school Construction, 
buildings, both temporary and permanent, including the school buiid- 
taking of land therefor, and for school yards, and the pre- "'^''' 
paring of school yards for use, and for the rent of hired 
school accommodations: for the financial year ending on the 
thirty-first day of January, nineteen hundred and twenty, 
sixty-five cents; for the financial year ending on the thirty- 



236 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 206. 



Alteration and 
repair of school 
buildings, etc. 



Physical train- 
ing and 
exercises, 
athletics, etc. 



Nurses, 

physicians, etc., 
employment of. 



Educational 
and recreative 
activities ujwn 
school property. 



Payment of 
pensions, etc. 



first day of January, nineteen hundred and twent^'-one, and 
for each financial year tliereafter, sixty-eight cents. 

(c) For the alteration and repair of school buildings, and 
for furniture, fixtures, and means of escape in case of fire, 
and for fire protection for existing buildings, and for im- 
proving existing school yards: for the financial year ending 
on the thirty -first day of January, nineteen hundred and 
twenty, and for each financial year thereafter, thirty-five 
cents. 

(d) For organizing and conducting physical training and 
exercises, athletics, sports, games and play, and for providing 
apparatus, equipment and facilities for the same in buildings, 
yards, and playgrounds under the control of said committee, 
or upon any other land which the committee may have the 
right to use for this purpose under the provisions of chapter 
two hundred and ninety-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and seven: for the financial year ending on the thirty -first 
day of January, nineteen hundred and twenty, and for each 
financial year thereafter, eight cents. 

(e) For the employment of one supervising female nurse, 
and so many district female nurses as, in the opinion of said 
committee, are necessary in accordance with the provisions 
of chapter three hundred and fifty-se\'en of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and seven, and for the employment of such 
number of school physicians as, in the opinion of the com- 
mittee, may be necessary, and for the care of teeth of school 
children: for the financial year ending on the thirty-first day 
of January, nineteen hundred and twenty, and for each 
financial year thereafter, six cents. 

(/) For the purpose of conducting educational and rec- 
reative activities in or upon school property under the con- 
trol of said committee, and the use thereof by individuals and 
associations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 
one hundred and ninety-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twelve, and chapter eighty-six of the Special Acts of 
nineteen hundred and sixteen; for the financial year ending 
on the thirty-first day of January, nineteen hundred and 
twenty, and for each financial year thereafter, two cents. 

{g) For the payment of pensions to members of the teach- 
ing or supervising staff of the public schools of said city, and 
to persons who were annuitants of the Boston Teachers' 
Retirement Fund at the time when chapter five hundred and 
eighty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and eight took 
effect, and other teachers who had retired prior to said 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 206. 237 

time, in accordance with the provisions of said chapter five 
hundred and eighty-nine, chapter five hundred and thirty- 
seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, chapter six 
hundred and seventeen of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and ten, and chapter five hundred and sixty-nine of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twelve, and acts in amendment 
thereof, and of this act: for the financial year ending on the 
thirty-first day of January, nineteen hundred and twenty, 
and for each financial year thereafter, seven cents. 

(h) For promoting the Americanization and better train- Promoting 

p .. ^ . !• p • -I i»xiJ2 •! Americaniza- 

mg tor citizenship or loreign-born persons : tor the tinancial tion, etc., of 
year ending on the thirty-first day of January, nineteen persons'.'^''' 
hundred and twenty, and for each financial year thereafter, 
two cents. 

(i) For vocational guidance: for the financial year ending Vocational 
on the thirty-first day of January, nineteen hundred and ^"^ ^°*'^' 
twenty, and for each financial year thereafter, two cents. 

If the school committee shall fail to appropriate the full prTattns^maT 
amount which it is authorized to appropriate for items (d), be increased, 
(e), (/), (h), (i), or any one of them, in any year, it may 
correspondingly increase the appropriation which it is au- 
thorized to make under item (a). 

Section 2. The votes of the school committee making votes making 
appropriations as aforesaid shall have the same force and to be°rpproved 
effect as orders or votes of the city council appropriating exce"ptfetc. . 
money, and shall be subject to the same provisions of law in 
respect to approval by the mayor, except that a vote of four 
of the members of the school committee, taken by yeas and 
nays, shall be necessary to pass such appropriations over the 
veto of the mayor. 

Section 3. After an order or vote of the school com- Amount appro- 
mittee making an appropriation shall have gone into effect, ^erufied^to^^ 
the aggregate amount so appropriated shall be certified by assessors, etc. 
the school committee to the board of assessors, and shall be 
included by the assessors in the amount to be raised by 
taxation in the said city for the year for which the appropria- 
tion is made. 

Section 4. Any balance of an appropriation so made by Disposition of 
the school committee remaining unexpended at the close proprbtions^^ 
of any financial year, and not needed to carry out the re- 
quirements of any statute, gift, trust, or special appropria- 
tion, shall be added to the amount which the school com- 
mittee is hereby authorized to appropriate for the financial 
year next ensuing. 



238 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 206. 

1908. 589, § 4, Section 5. Chapter five hundred and eighty-nine of the 
e c, am . ^^^^ ^^ nineteen hundred and eight, as amended by section 
two of chapter six hundred and seventeen of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and ten, and by section one of chapter 
three hundred and four of the Special Acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifteen, is hereby further amended by striking out 
Unexpended sectiou four and substituting the following: — Section 4- 
avaXbirfo/^^*' Accrued interest not expended during any year shall be avail- 
fe^Sfrs^ °^ able for the payment of pensions during any subsequent 

pensions. vpa r 

1908, 589, §§6 Section 6. Said chapter five hundred and eighty-nine, 

amended. " as amended by section three of said chapter six hundred and 

seventeen, and by section one of chapter three hundred and 

four of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and fifteen, is 

hereby further amended by striking out sections six and 

Apportionment scvcu, and Substituting the following: — Section 6. In case 

insufficient thc amouut available in any one year under this act is not 

pension fund, gufficicnt to pay the pensions that have been granted, the 

amount so available shall be divided pro rata among those to 

whom pensions have been or may be granted on the basis 

of the amount of the pension which each is then receiving: 

Proviso. provided, that in no case, nor in any year, shall the pension 

of any person retired after thirty years of service be less 

Retirement of than three hundred and twelve dollars. Section 7. The 

tllchewTeta' school committcc of said city, by a majority vote of all its 

members, may retire with a pension any member of the 

teaching or supervising staff who shall have attained the 

age of sixty-five years, and also any member of the teaching 

or supervising staff who, in the opinion of the school com- 

Annuai pension mittcc, is incapacitated for further efficient service. If a 

ingVhirty years pcrsou SO retired has been employed in teaching or super- 

ormore. vising in public day schools for a period aggregating thirty 

years or more, ten years of which shall have been in the 

employ of the school committee of the city of Boston, such 

person shall receive an annual pension at the rate of one 

third of the annual salary paid to him or her at the time of 

Proviso. retirement: provided, that in no case shall the pension of any 

person so retired after thirty years of service be less than 

three hundred and twelve dollars nor more than six hundred 

Annual pension dollars. If a Dcrson SO retired has been employed in teaching 

rate for teaching . . ^ . i i- i i i p • i x* 

less than thirty or supcrvisiug in public day schools tor a period aggregating 

^^*'^' less than thirty years, ten years of which shall have been in 

the employ of the school committee of the city of Boston, 

such person shall receive an annual pension which bears the 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 206. 239 

same ratio to the pension provided for on retirement after 
thirty years of service as the total number of years of service 
of such person bears to thirty years. The pension of any Pensions for 
teacher retired because of incapacity shall terminate if, and >'^<=^p'»"ty' ^tc 
when, in the judgment of the school committee such person's 
incapacity shall have ceased and he or she shall have been 
tendered a reappointment in the public schools of the city 
of Boston. In determining the aggregate length of service Consideration 
of any person retired under the provisions of this act, any aUencl."^ 
period of leave of absence under salary shall be considered 
as equivalent to an equal amount of teaching service. The 
treasiu"er of the city of Boston shall pay pensions under this 
act in accordance with monthly payrolls prepared and certi- 
fied to by the school committee. The school committee of ^"J^^'-^n'^.^^ug 
the city of Boston shall establish a schedule of pensions in established. 
accordance with the provisions of this act. The pensions Re-estabiish- 
of persons already retired under the provisions of said JTeMions. 
chapter five hundred and eighty-nine shall be re-established 
in accordance with the provisions of this act to date from the 
first day of the calendar month next following the passage of 
this act; provided, further, that nothing in this act shall be Proviso, 
construed to decrease the amount of any pension now being 
paid to any person under the several acts applying to the 
teaching or supervising staff in the city of Boston. 

Section 7. The proceeds of any sale of school lands or Disposition of 
buildings shall be held in the city treasury, and used only ofTclfoo^ilandr 
for the purchase of land, or for the construction of buildings etc^*"'*^'°^^' 
for school purposes when appropriated by the school com- 
mittee for that purpose, but shall not so be used without 
the written approval of the mayor given in each specific case. 
The proceeds shall be expended in accordance with the pro- 
visions of chapter four hundred and eight of the acts of 
eighteen hundred and ninety-five, and acts in amendment 
thereof and in addition thereto. 

Section 8. Chapter three hundred and thirty-one of the 1914,331, 53, 
acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, as amended by sec- etc., amended. 
tion four of chapter two hundred and sixty-seven of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen, is hereby 
further amended by striking out section three and substi- 
tuting the following: — Section 3. The school committee Proceeds of sale 
shall sell the estate on Mason street now occupied by it for estate!'how to 
office and other purposes, and the proceeds of the sale shall be apphed, etc. 
be paid into the city treasury and applied to the cancellation 
or reduction of debt incurred for school purposes, or for the 



240 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 206. 



Act, how 
construed. 



Limit of 
amount of 
taxation on 
property in 
Boston 
increased. 



Repeals. 



Certain pro- 
visions of law 
not to ba con- 
strued as 
repealed. 



administration building and the land used therefor, or to 
the payment of interest and sinking fund charges of the said 
debt. 

Section 9. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 
impair the validity or to prevent the issue of negotiable 
bonds of the city of Boston for the purpose of acquiring a 
site for an administration building and for constructing and 
furnishing such building, under the provisions of section 
two of chapter four hundred and fifty of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and seven and of chapter three hundred and thirty- 
one of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, as amended 
by section three of chapter two hundred and sixty-seven of 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen, and orders 
passed by the school committee in pursuance of said acts. 

Section 10. For the purposes of this act the limit of the 
amount of taxes on property in the city of Boston is increased 
in the year nineteen hundred and nineteen, eighty-eight 
cents, and in the year nineteen hundred and twenty and in 
each year thereafter one dollar and eighteen cents on each 
one thousand dollars of the valuation upon which the appro- 
priations of the city council of the city of Boston are based. 

Section 11. The following acts and parts of acts are 
hereby repealed: chapter four hundred of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and ninety-eight, as amended by chapter four hun- 
dred and forty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
one, by chapter one hundred and seventy of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and three, by chapter two hundred and 
five of the acts of nineteen hundred and six, by chapter three 
hundred and eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and nine, by chapter seven hundred and eight of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and eleven, by chapter six hundred and 
fifteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen, and by 
section one of chapter two hundred and sixty-seven of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen; section three 
of chapter two hundred and ninety-five of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and seven; section three of chapter three 
hundred and fifty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
seven; section two of chapter one hundred and ninety-five 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twelve; and chapter 
one hundred and thirty-two of the Special Acts of nineteen 
hundred and eighteen. 

Section 12. Nothing in this act shall be construed as a 
repeal of section two of chapter two hundred and sixty- 
seven of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and sixteen. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 207. 241 

Section 13. This act shall take effect upon its accept- ^°t^^^^^' 
ance by the mayor, the city council, and the school com- mayor city 
mittee of the city of Boston. Approved June 14, 1919. school 

committee. 
[Accepted by school committee June 23, 1919.] [Accepted by mayor and city council 

July 14, 1919.] 



An Act to authorize the town of walpole to borrow Chap. 207 

MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING AND EQUIP- 
PING SCHOOL BUILDINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing and equip- TownofWai- 
ping school buildings and procuring land therefor, the town ECrroTmoney 
of Walpole may borrow a sum not exceeding twenty-five Ind'^equipping^ 
thousand dollars, in excess of the statutory limit of indebted- billidings 
ness, and may issue notes or bonds therefor. Such notes 
or bonds shall bear on their face the words, Walpole School L^^a^'lct^of^^ 
Loan, Act of 1919, shall be payable by such annual pay- i9i9. ' 
ments, 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 a rate to 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 Payment of 
the said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in 
accordance with the provisions of section one of this act, 
and when a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum suffi- 
cient to pay the interest as it accrues on the said notes or 
bonds and to make such payments on the principal as may 
be required by this act, shall, without further vote, be 
assessed by the assessors of the town annually thereafter, in 
the same manner as other taxes, until the debt incurred by 
the loan or loans is extinguished. 

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

Ayproved June 19, 1919. 



242 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 208. 



Cities of 
Taunton and 
Attleboro and 
towns of 
Norton and 
Mansfield may 
hold shares of 
capital stock, 
etc., of Norton, 
Taunton and 
Attleboro Street 
Railway 
Company. 
Proviso. 



Chap. 208 An Act to authorize the cities of taunton and attle- 
boro AND THE TOWNS OF NORTON AND MANSFIELD TO 
ACQUIRE AND OPERATE THE NORTON, TAUNTON AND ATTLE- 
BORO STREET RAILWAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The cities of Taunton and Attleboro, and 
the towns of Norton and Mansfield, may, jointly or severally, 
subscribe for, purchase and hold shares of the capital stock, 
bonds and notes of the Norton, Taunton and Attleboro 
Street Railway Company or of its successors or assigns, 
hereinafter designated as the company, to such maximum 
amounts as shall be authorized by the public service com- 
mission hereinafter called the commission: provided, Jiow- 
ever, that said cities and towns, jointly or severally, shall 
not subscribe for, purchase or hold shares of the capital 
stock, bonds or notes of the company unless such sub- 
scription or purchase shall, in the aggregate, amount to 
seventy-five per cent of such shares, bonds or notes now 
outstanding. If additional stock is voted by the board of 
directors, the same shall not be issued until the said cities 
and towns, jointly or severally, shall subscribe for or pur- 
chase, in the aggregate, not less than seventy-five per cent 
of such issue. The mayor of said cities and the chairmen of 
the selectmen of said towns shall have power to vote the 
shares of stock in the company held by their respective 
municipalities. 

Section 2. The said cities and towns, jointly or severally, 
may purchase or take by right of eminent domain the fran- 
chise, rights and properties held or used by the company; 
and the said cities and towns, jointly or severally, shall, 
upon acquiring such property, be vested with all the powers 
and privileges, and shall be subject to all the duties, liabili- 
ties, and restrictions set forth in all general laws now or here- 
after in force relating to street railway companies: provided, 
as to each of said towns, that such subscription, purchase or 
taking is approved by vote of two thirds of the voters thereof 
present and voting thereon at any legal town meeting called 
for the purpose within five years after the passage of this 
act, and, as to each of said cities, that such subscription, 
purchase or taking is approved by the governing board 
thereof empowered to appropriate money, within said five 
Compensation, yeaps. In casc the parties in interest are unable to agree as 

mined. 



Voting power, 
how exercised. 



May purchase 
or take 
franchises, 
property, etc. 



Powers, duties, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 208. 243 

to the compensation to be paid for any property or interest 
taken by right of eminent domain, hereunder, the same shall 
be determined in the manner provided by law in respect to 
takings for highway purposes. 

Section 3. Each of said cities and towns, for the pur- May issue 
poses aforesaid, may incur indebtedness outside the statutory 
limit, and may issue, from time to time, bonds or notes to 
an amount not exceeding the amount of the said subscription 
or the cost of the purchase or taking by the city or town. 
Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the name of the 
city or town followed by the words: Street Railway Loan, street Railway 
Act of 1919, shall be payable at the expiration of periods 1919"' 
not exceeding twenty years from the dates of issue, shall 
bear interest at such rates as may be fixed by the officers 
authorized to issue the bonds or notes, and shall be signed 
in accordance with section eight of chapter seven hundred 
and nineteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen. 
The said cities and towns may sell the said securities at 
public or private sale, or pledge the same for money borrowed 
for the purposes of this act, upon such terms and conditions 
as they may respectively 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 4. Each of said cities and towns shall, at the Payment of 
time of authorizing the said loan, provide for the payment 
thereof in accordance with the provisions of section fourteen 
of said chapter seven hundred and nineteen, so that each 
loan will be extinguished within the time prescribed by this 
act, and when a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum, 
which with the income derived from the said railway or 
railway securities, and from assessments collected under the 
provisions of section nine, will be sufficient to pay the interest 
as it accrues on said bonds or notes, and to make such pay- 
ments on the principal as may be required under the pro- 
visions of this act, shall, without further vote, be assessed 
and collected by the said cities and towns annually there- 
after in the same manner as other taxes, until the debt 
incurred by the loan is extinguished. 

Section 5. Each of said cities or towns may, upon such ^""^^p^"/*""^ 
terms and subject to such restrictions as may, from time to operation, etc. 
time, be prescribed by the commission as consistent with 
the public interest, contribute to the cost of operation and 
fixed charges of the company's line within such city or 
town, to an amount not exceeding in any one year one dollar 



244 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 208. 



Management of 
railway upon 
purchase or 
taking, etc. 



Superintend- 
ent, appoint- 
ment, duties, 
etc. 



Schedules of 
rates, fares, 
etc., to be filed. 



Revision of 
rates, fares, etc, 



per one thousand dollars of the preceding year's assessed 
valuation in such town, and not exceeding fifty cents per 
one thousand dollars of the preceding year's valuation in 
such city. 

Section 6. In case two or more of the said cities and 
towns jointly purchase or take the said street railway or 
those parts thereof situated in such cities or towns, the 
mayors of the cities and the chairmen of the selectmen of 
the towns, so purchasing or taking, shall constitute a joint 
board to manage the said railway, or the parts thereof so 
purchased or taken, and the said board may appoint a 
superintendent who shall have charge of the maintenance, 
repair and operation of the said railway or parts thereof, 
subject to the rules, regulations and orders of the said board. 

Section 7. In case any one of the said cities or towns 
purchases or takes and operates that part of the said railway 
which is situated in such city or town, the mayor, if it be a 
city, with the approval of the municipal council, and the 
selectmen, if it be a town, may appoint a superintendent 
who shall have charge of the maintenance, repair and opera- 
tion of the said part of the said railway, subject to such 
rules, regulations and orders as may be made or imposed by 
the municipal council, with the approval of the mayor, or 
by the selectmen, with the approval of the voters of the 
town given at a town meeting duly called for the purpose. 

Section 8. In case the said cities and towns purchase 
the stock of the company, or a part thereof, in accordance 
with the provisions of section one, then the directors of the 
company, and in case the said cities and towns, or any of 
them, acquire and operate the said railway, or any part 
thereof, as above provided, then the joint board provided 
for by section six, or the mayor or selectmen, as provided in 
section seven, shall, from time to time, fix just and equitable 
rates and shall file with the commission, and shall plainly 
print and keep open to public inspection, schedules show- 
ing all rates, joint rates, fares, classification and charges for 
any service of any kind rendered or to be rendered by it, 
and all conditions and limitations, rules and regulations, 
forms and contracts in any manner affecting the same, in 
such places, within such times, and in such forms, and with 
such detail as the commission may order. Fifty legal voters 
of a city or town in which the said street railway is situated, 
may apply to the commission, who, after due notice, shall 
hear the parties interested, and thereafter may revise and 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 208. 245 

regulate the rates and fares established as aforesaid, so far 
as the same shall be shown to be unjust, unreasonable, or 
more than sufficient to yield reasonable compensation for 
the service rendered. The findings of the commission shall Commission's 

1 n 1 t ^ • p I'l findings to be 

be final and conclusive for one year, subject, however, to the final, etc 
right of either party to appeal, as provided in section twenty- 
seven of chapter seven hundred and eighty-four of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen. 

Section 9. In case the said cities and towns, or any of ow^r^oi"^ °^ 
them, jointly or severally, shall purchase or take and operate ^^^^^^ . 
the said street railway, or any part thereof, a portion of the 
purchase price, not exceeding fifty per cent, paid by any 
such city or town, may be assessed upon the owners of 
estates in such city or town specially benefited thereby and 
not more than one mile distant from the line so acquired. 
Said assessment may be proportioned to the frontage of 
area of the estates assessed or, to their average assessed 
valuation for the years nineteen hundred and sixteen, nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen, and nineteen hundred and 
eighteen, or the assessment may be determined in the same 
manner as assessments for street improvements. But in no 
case shall the amount of the assessment upon any particular 
estate exceed the benefit to that estate arising hereunder. 

Section 10. In case an assessment is to be made as Payment of 
aforesaid, then, within one year after the said street railway, 1^^^^^™®° ^• 
or any part thereof, has been purchased or taken as herein 
provided, the municipal council, in the case of a city, and 
the selectmen, in the case of a town, shall file a certificate 
and plan in the office of the collector of taxes of the respective 
cities and towns, designating the estates assessed and setting 
forth the names of their supposed owners, the area assessed, 
and the amount of assessment to be paid by each owner; 
and the collector of taxes shall forthwith make a demand in 
writing for the payment of such assessments, 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 the rate of six per cent per annum, which shall begin to 
run thirty days after the date of the notice: provided, that Proviso. 
the board of assessors shall, on the 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 re- 



246 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 208. 



Interest, etc. 



Proviso. 



Assessments to 
constitute a 
lien, etc. 



Sale when 
assessment is 
unpaid. 



Collection. 



Aggrieved per- 
sons may have 
assessment 
reviewed by 
jury, etc. 



quest; and they shall certify the apportionment to the 
collector. Interest from the date of the apportionment at 
the rate of six per cent per annum shall be added to each of 
said assessments or charges until they are paid, and one of 
said parts, with interest on all unpaid parts, shall thereafter 
be added by the assessors to the annual tax on the said 
estates for each year next ensuing, until all of said parts 
have so been added, unless sooner paid as hereinafter pro- 
vided; and provided, further, that nothing herein contained 
shall be construed to prevent the payment, at any time, in 
one payment of two or more parts of any balance of any 
assessment then remaining unpaid, notwithstanding the 
prior apportionment, but interest on the balance at the rate 
of six per cent per annum shall be paid to the date of such 
payment; and thereupon the collector shall receive the same 
and shall certify the payment or payments to the assessors, 
who shall preserve a record thereof. 

Section 11. An assessment made hereunder shall con- 
stitute a lien upon the estate, which shall continue for three 
years after said certificate is filed and demand is made as 
above provided, or, in case of apportionment, until the 
expiration of two years after the date when the last instal- 
ment is committed to the 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 dis- 
charge the assessment and interest and intervening charges. 
If the assessment is not paid within three months after the 
service of said notice, or, if apportioned, within three months 
after any part has become due, such sale and the proceed- 
ings connected therewith shall be conducted in the same 
manner in which sales for the non-payment of taxes are 
conducted; and the estate so sold may be redeemed in the 
same manner as if it had been sold for non-payment of 
taxes. The assessments or parts thereof may also be col- 
lected by an action of contract, in the name of the city or 
town against the owner of the estate, brought at any time 
within three years after the same has become due. 

Section 12. Any person aggrieved by an assessment 
may, at any time within three months after the service of 
the demand mentioned in section ten of this act, apply to 
the superior court of the county for a jury to review the 
same; but before making such application he shall give to 
the municipal council, or the selectmen, fourteen days' 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 209, 210. 247 

notice in writing of his intention so to do, and he shall par- 
ticularly specify his objections to the assessment, to which 
specification he shall be confined before the jury. 
Section 13. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 19, 1919. 



Chap.209 



An Act to permit the selectmen of the town of 
mashpee to expend certain trust funds. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follmvs: 

Section 1. The selectmen of the town of Mashpee, for selectmen of 
the purpose of constructing or furnishing a school or schools Mash^i^e may 
in said town or for any other purpose for which the town trusTfundsr" 
may la\vfully appropriate money, are hereby authorized to ®^''- 
withdraw from deposit and to receive certain moneys, 
together with any interest which may have accrued thereon, 
or such part thereof as shall be deemed necessary in the 
opinion of a majority of the said selectmen, but in no case 
exceeding fifteen hundred dollars in the aggregate, deposited 
with the clerk of courts within and for the county of Barn- 
stable, as trustee for certain minors and absentees belonging 
to the Marshpee or Mashpee tribe of Indians. 

Section 2. In case any person shall hereafter establish Town to restore 
in the probate court tor the county or Barnstable, or to the certain cases. 
satisfaction of the selectmen of the town of Mashpee, his 
right to participate in the benefits of the said fund in a 
manner inconsistent with the provisions of this act, the 
said town shall restore so much of said fund as may be neces- 
sary to satisfy any decree of said court, or finding of its 
selectmen in relation thereto. Approved June 19, 1919. 



[1919, 26, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the city of woburn to borrow Char).2\0 

MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING CAPITAL STOCK 
OF THE HORN POND RAILROAD COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring stock of the cityof 
Horn Pond Railroad Company, as authorized by chapter bo°rrow"i^ney 
twenty-six of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and nine- l°^,,uiHng''capi- 
teen, the city of Woburn may borrow a sum not exceeding Ho^^n^Pond 
five thousand dollars, and may issue therefor water bonds Railroad 

1,. , 'ii •• p ' Company. 

or notes payable m accordance with the provisions or section 
fourteen of chapter seven hundred and nineteen of the acts 



248 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 211. 



of nineteen hundred and thirteen and the amendments 
thereof. Indebtedness incurred under authorit.y hereof shall 
be paid within ten years from the date of the first bond or 
note issued. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 24, 1919. 



[1919. 153, Spec] 

Chap.2\\ An Act in addition to the general appropriation act 

MAKING appropriations TO SUPPLEMENT CERTAIN ITEMS 
CONTAINED THEREIN, FOR CERTAIN PERMANENT IMPROVE- 
MENTS AND FOR CERTAIN NEW ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. To provide for additional permanent im- 
provements, for certain new activities, and for supplementing 
certain items in the general appropriation act, the sums set 
forth in section two, for the particular purposes and subject 
to the conditions stated therein, are hereby appropriated 
from the general fund or ordinary revenue of the common- 
wealth, unless some other source of revenue is expressed, 
subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement 
of public funds and the approval thereof. 

Section 2. 



Appropriations 
to supplement 
certain items 
contained in 
the general 
appropriation 
a.ct, for certain 
permanent im- 
provements and 
for certain 
new activities 
and projects. 



Commission 
on revision 
of town laws. 

Annuities, etc. 



Receptacle for 

flags at state 
house. 



Registers of 

Probate, 

clerical 

assistance. 

Barnstable. 

Berkshire. 



Item 

85b For expenses of a commission on the revision of 
town laws, as may hereafter be authorized, a 
sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, 

112 For the pajanent of certain annuities and pen- 
sions of soldiers and others, under the provi- 
sions of certain acts and resolves, a sum not 
exceeding twelve hundred dollars, the same 
to be in addition to the sum already appropri- 
ated in the general appropriation act under 
this number, 

126c For the construction, under the direction of the 
sergeant-at-arms, of a receptacle to be placed 
in the state house, opposite the statue of the 
army nurse, to hold and exhibit the flags car- 
ried in the present war by organizations of 
Massachusetts men, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five hundred dollars, . . 

For clerical assistance to Registers of Pro- 
bate of certain Counties, as follows : — 

147 Barnstable, a sum not exceeding two hundred 

dollars, 

148 Berkshire, a sum not exceeding one hundred dol- 

lars, 



1,500 00 



1,200 00 



7,500 00 

200 00 
100 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 211. 



249 



Item 

152 Franklin, a sum not exceeding two hundred dol- 

lars, 

153 Hampden, a sum not exceeding one hundred and 

fifty dollars, 

154 Hampshire, a sum not exceeding one hundred 

and fifty dollars, 

155 Middlesex, a sum not exceeding five hundred 

dollars, 

159 Suffolk, a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars, 

160 Worcester, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

dollars, 

The said appropriations for clerical assist- 
ance to the registers are to be in addition to the 
sums appropriated under the same numbers 
in the general appropriation act. 

19Sd For building, equipping and furnishing a nurses' 
home and chapel at the North Reading state 
sanatorium, under the direction of the trustees 
of hospitals for consumptives, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty-eight thousand one hundred 
fifty dollars, 

302 For collecting records of Massachusetts soldiers 
and sailors in the German war and for other 
expenses in connection with mihtary matters 
and accounts, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars, to be in addition to the 
appropriation made in the general appropri- 
ation act under item number three hundred 
and two, 

289a For the compensation and expenses of certain 
special district police ofl&cers for service, under 
the direction of the chief of the district police, 
in the vicinity of Camp Devens at Ayer, with 
the approval of the governor, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars, .... 

286a For the personal services of employees and ex- 
penses of the commission on foreign and do- 
mestic commerce, as authorized by chapter 
one hundred and nineteen of the General Acts 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding fif- 
teen thousand dollars, 

261a For the expenses of the board of appeal on fire 
insurance rates, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred dollars, 

329b For an investigation to determine the probable 
cost of certain projects for the improvement 
of Mystic, Maiden and Neponset rivers and 
Chelsea creek, by the commission on water- 
ways and public lands, as authorized by chap- 
ter seventeen of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding twent}^ thousand 
dollars, to be paid from the Harbor Compensa- 
tion Fund, 



Franklia. 

S200 00 

Hampden. 

150 00 

Hampshire. 

150 00 

Middlesex. 

500 00 

200 00 Suffolk. 

Worcester. 

1,000 00 



North Reading 
state sanato- 
rium, nurses' 
home and 
chapel. 



48,150 00 



Collecting cer- 
tain soldiers' 
and sailors' 
records. 



15,000 00 



Special district 
police officers. 



6,000 00 



Commission on 
foreign and 
domestic 
commerce. 



15,000 00 



100 00 



Board of 
appeal on fire 
insurance 
rates. 

Commission on 
waterways and 
public lands. 



20,000 00 



250 Special Acts 1919. — Chap. 211. 

Item 

def^tfve atlte '^"^^ ^^^ awards for damages f orwhich the state is liable 
highways. Under sectioii sixteen of chapter three hundred 

and fort.y-four of the General Acts of nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, shall, when properly 
approved, be paid from the appropriation 
made in item number three hundred and 
thirty-six of the general appropriation act for 
the maintenance of state highways. 
Highway 336b For the construction of state highways, a sum 

not exceeding in all one million dollars, includ- 
ing an}^ assessments received from the counties 
of the commonwealth for the construction, 
improvement and repairs of state highways 
and the remainder from the general fund ; and 
any unexpended balance remaining at the end 
of the current fiscal year from this appropria- 
tion may be expended in the succeeding A'ear 

for the same purpose, \ $1,000,000 00 

Department of 355b For expcnscs in connection with the quarantine 
agriculture. ^j^^ Suppression of the European corn-borer, 
under the direction of the department of agri- 
culture, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand 
dollars, in addition to the sums heretofore ap- 
propriated for this purpose, .... 50,000 00 
State forest 364a For the expenses of the state forest commi.s- 
commission. ^j^^^^ ^ ^^^^^^ ^^^ exceeding three hundred dol- 
lars, 300 00 

Commissioners 370b For the building of fishways around dams at 
an/game^ Lawrence and Lowell on the Merrimack river, 

a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, to 
be expended during the current year, subject 
to the general provisions of chapter one hun- 
dred and seventy-four of the General Acts of 
nineteen hundred and eighteen, and to be in 
addition to the sum appropriated in nineteen 
hundred and eighteen for this purpose, . . 5,000 00 
Trustees of 410a For Certain claims on account of coal delivered 
Kitai.'*''^^ at the Norfolk state hospital, with the ap- 

proval of the board of charity, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-eight hundred dollars and 

ninety-nine cents, 2,800 99 

Institutions 407a For building improvements under the direction 
vi"ionof com- of the commission on mental diseases, as fol- 

mission on loWS : — 

disei'es. Proposed school for the feeble-minded at 

School for the Bclchcrtown : — 

Lt^Bdc'herfown, ^^r building, furnishing and equipping a cus- 
custodiai ' todial building for one hundred and forty in- 
bmiding. mates, a sum not exceeding eighty-four thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated, and available 
for the purpose, 84,000 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 211. 



251 



Item 



For building, furnishing and equipping a dormi- 
tory building for one hundred and five in- 
mates, a sum not exceeding twenty-three 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated, and 
available for the purpose, $23,000 00 

For building, furnishing and equipping a store- 
house and bakery, a sum not exceeding sixty 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated, and 
available for the purpose, 60,000 00 

For building, furnishing and equipping a laundry 
building, a sum not exceeding thirteen thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated, and avail- 
able for the purpose, 13,000 

For building a power house and purchasing 
equipment therefor, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred eight thousand dollars, . . . 108,000 

For the construction of connecting tunnels and 
piping, a sum not exceeding fift_y-three thou- 
sand dollars, . . ■ .' ■ • 53,000 

For 'road construction and grading, a sum not 
exceeding nine thousand dollars, . . . 9,000 
Boston State Hospital : — 

For building, furnishing and equipping a home 
to accommodate ninety nurses, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eighty thousand dollars, . . . 80,000 

For building, furnishing and equipping a congre- 
gate dining room for the West group, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, 100,000 

For building, furnishing and equipping a congre- 
gate dining room for the East group, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred ten thousand dollars, . 110,000 

For completing the construction and furnishing 
of an acute male receiving ward to accommo- 
date seventy-five patients at the Foxborough 
state hospital, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
seven thousand five hundred forty-one dol- 
lars and seventy-two cents, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropri- 
ated, and available for the purpose, . . 27,541 72 
Gardner State Colony : — 

For building, furnishing and equipping an as- 
sembly hall and chapel, a sum not exceeding 
thirtv-five thousand five hundred seventy- 
four dollars, . . . . _ . . . . 35,574 00 

For building, furnishing and equipping a building 
for disturbed men, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand doUars, 10,000 00 

For the construction of an underpass, a sum not 

exceeding twelve thousand dollars, . . . 12,000 00 



Dormitory 
building. 



Storehouse 
and bakery. 



Laundry 
building. 



00 

Power 
house, etc. 

00 

Connecting 
tvinnels and 
piping. 

00 

Road 

construction, 
00 etc. 

Boston State 
Hospital. 
Home for 
nurses. 

00 

Dining room. 
West group. 



00 



Dining room. 
East group. 



00 



Foxborough 
state hospital, 
acute male 
receiving ward. 



Gardner State 
Colony. 
Assembly hall 
and chapel. 



Building for 
disturbed men. 



Underpass. 



wars. 



252 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 211. 

Item 

Grafton state For the coiistruction of a vegetable cellar at the 

v^etlbie cellar. GraftoH state hospital, a sum not exceeding 

three thousand four hundred eleven dollars 

and fifty cents, $3,411 50 

Mount Sugar 372a For the purchase of additional land for the 
reservation. Mount Sugar Loaf state reservation, a sum not 

exceeding one hundred fifty dollars, the same 
being the unexpended balance of an appropri- 
ation which has reverted to the state treasury, 150 00 
Expenses on 4l7b For cxpenscs of certificates of honor to citizens 
of Massachusetts who served on the Mexican 
border, to be expended under the direction of 
the adjutant general, a sum not exceeding one 

thousand dollars, 1,000 00 

41 7c For expenses relative to the record of soldiers, 
sailors and marines who served in the Spanish- 
American war, to be expended under the direc- 
tion of the adjutant general, a sum not exceed- 
ing one thousand dollars, 1,000 00 

41 7d For expenses of testimonials for soldiers and sail- 
ors of the German war, to be expended under 
the direction of the adjutant general, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, 100,000 00 
indtistriai 434a For completing the construction and furnishing 

8c GO or oys. ^£ ^ ^^^^ cottage f or thirty boj^s and attendants 

at the industrial school for boys, a sum not 
exceeding five thousand dollars, in addition 
to the amount appropriated under the same 
item in the general appropriation act, . 5,000 00 

Reformatory 441b For building, furnishing and equipping a dormi- 
or women. ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ hundred and two officers and 

employees at the reformatory for women, 
under the direction of the bureau of prisons, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred twenty-two 

thousand dollars, . 122,000 00 

441c For improvement of buildings at the reforma- 
tory for women, imder the direction of the 
bureau of prisons, a sum not exceeding eighty 

thousand dollars, 80,000 00 

441d For remodeling barns at the reformatory for 
women, under the direction of the bureau of 
prisons, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand 

dollars, . . . 20,000 00 

Education of 454 For the education of deaf and blind pupils in the 
pupiia!* '^ commonwealth, as provided by sections nine- 

teen, twenty and twenty-one of chapter thirty- 
nine of the Re\ased Laws, a sum not exceedmg 
twenty-five thousand dollars, in addition to 
the item of the same number in the general 

appropriation act, 25,000 00 

State normal 459a For the purchase of a certain tract of land for 

Fit^bur ^^^^ ^^''^^^ normal school at Fitchburg, with 

^^^' the approval of the board of education, a sum 

not exceeding twelve thousand dollars, . . 12,000 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 211. 



253 



Item 

4eia 



461 



469 



485a 



491a 

498a 
501 

502 

507b 



For building, furnishing and equipping a dormi- 
tory building at the state normal school at 
Framingham, under the direction of the board 
of education, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
fifty-six thousand two hundred fifty dollars, . $156,250 00 

For the maintenance of the boarding hall at the 
Framingham normal school, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars, to be paid from 
the general fund and to be in addition to the 
appropriation made in item number four hun- 
dred and sixty-one of the general appropria- 
tion act, 5,000 00 

For the maintenance of the boarding hall at the 
state normal school at Westfield, a sum not 
exceeding two thousand dollars, to be paid 
from the general fund and to be in addition to 
item number four hundred and sixty-nine of 
the general appropriation act, .... 2,000 00 

For improvements at the Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College, as follows: — 

For an engineering study to determine the proper 
situation of future buildings, and of steam 
mains and pipe lines, and for plans showing 
the same, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars, 2.000 00 

For building, furnishing and equipping a women's 
dormitory to accommodate ninety-eight stu- 
dents, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
twenty-seven thousand four hundred dollars, 127,400 00 

For miscellaneous improvements and equipment, 

a sura not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, 20,000 00 

For improvements at the market garden field 
station, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars, . . . . . . . . . 15,000 00 

For expenses of pro\'iding sight-saving classes, 
with the approval of the Massachusetts com- 
mission for the bUnd, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars, 10,000 00 

For expenses of the art commission, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars, .... 500 00 

For certain serial bonds maturing during the 
present year, a sum not exceeding seventy-one 
thousand eight hundred twenty-nine dollars 
and sixty cents, in addition to the item of the 
same number in the general appropriation act, 71,829 60 

For the payment of interest on the direct debt, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand 
seven hundred dollars, to be in addition to 
item number five hundred and two of the 
general appropriation act, 22,700 00 

For the maintenance of Bunker Hill monument 
and grounds, as authorized by chapter seventy- 
nine of the General Acts of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars, . 6,000 00 



State normal 
school at 
Framingham. 



State normal 
school at 
Westfield. 



Massachusetts 
Agricultural 
College. 
Engineering 
study, etc. 



Women's 
dormitory. 



Miscellaneous. 



Market garden 
field station. 



Commission for 
the blind. 



Art Com- 
mission. 



Serial bonds. 



Interest on 
direct debt. 



Bunker Hill 
monument and 
grounds, 
maintenance. 



254 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 211. 



Payment of 
certain claims. 
Thomas Riley. 

Frederick W. 
Fosdick. 



Le Roy E. 
Talcott. 

New York, 
New Haven 
and Hartford 
Railroad 
Company. 



Frank G. Bird. 



Uniform 
allowances. 



Officers, first 
regiment field 
artillery. 

Officers, second 
Massachusetts 
regiment field 
artillery. 

Officers, 

eighth regiment 
Massachusetts 
infantry. 
John H. Mont- 
gomery, Adm. 



Town of 
Berkley. 



Item 

5U7c For the payment of certain claims, as follows: — 

Of Thomas Riley, for damages to certain prop- 
erty, the sum of twenty dollars, . . . $20 00 

Of Frederick W, Fosdick of Medford, on account 
of a deficiency in the appropriation for his 
salary for nineteen hundred and eighteen, the 
sum of two hundred twenty-fi\'e dollars, . 225 00 

Of Le Roy E. Talcott, for certain travelling ex- 
penses, the sum of thirty-five dollars, . . 35 00 

Of the New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad Company, on account of certain un- 
paid bills for the transportation of the Massa- 
chusetts national guard to or from encamp- 
ments in the year nineteen hundred and fif- 
teen, the sum of twenty-one hundred forty- 
three dollars and seventy cents, . . . 2,143 70 

Of Frank G. Bird of Boston, the sum of twelve 
dollars and forty cents, in full compensation 
for his services at Framingham, in June, nine- 
teen hundred and sixteen, as a member of 
company B, ninth regiment of infantry, Mas- 
sachusetts national guard, 12 40 

For uniform allowances in accordance with sec- 
tion two hundred and thirty-one of Part III 
of chapter three hundred and twenty-seven 
of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and 
seventeen, as follows : — 

To officers of the first regiment field artillery, the 
sum of four hundred four dollars and eighty- 
five cents, 404 85 

To officers of the second regiment Massachusetts 
field artillerj^, the sum of three hundred forty- 
five dollars and twenty-two cents, . . . 345 22 

To officers of the eighth regiment Massachusetts 
infantry, the sum of two hundred sixty-two 
dollars and seventeen cents, .... 262 17 

To John H. Montgomery, administrator of the 
estate of William Street, late of Holyoke, the 
sum of eighteen hundred fifty dollars, in full 
compensation for the taking by the Mount 
Tom state reservation commission, of certain 
land, and rights connected therewith, belong- 
ing to said William Street, . . •. • .• 1,850 00 

To the town of Berldey, the sum of ninetj'-six 
dollars, in full compensation for the tuition of 
certain children on parole, in the custodj^ of 
the trustees of the Massachusetts training 
schools, 96 00 



I 



Total appropriations from general fund, $2,693,802 15 

Appropriation from Harbor Compensation Fund, . 20,000 00 

Total, $2,713,802 15 



hj 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 212. 255 

Section 3. The several amounts hereby appropriated fo?^coT/tfuctrng 
for the construction of buildings and for furnishing and ^o'^be hff'uu''' 
equipping the same are hereby declared to be in full and and final pro- 

ri 1 r- o_ _ .1 vision thereof. 

final provision thereof. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 24, 1919. 

(1919, 242, Spec] 



[1899, 287; 1903, 238; 1905, 2G4; 1910, 183.] 

An Act to authorize the city of everett to incur (jjmj) 212 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it eyxacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . For the purpose of constructing and equipping city of 
a building to be used as a high school, the city of Everett wow*^iS^oMy 
may borrow, in excess of the statutory limit of indebtedness, p^po^es! 
the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, and may from 
time to time issue bonds or notes therefor, payable within 
periods not exceeding twenty years from their respective 
dates of issue. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the 
treasurer and countersigned by the mayor of the city, shall 
be denominated on the face thereof, Everett High School Everett High 
Loan, Act of 1919, and shall bear interest at a rate not ex- Act of i9i9. ' 
ceeding five per cent per annum, payable semi-annually. 
Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a 
separate loan. The city may sell the said securities at public 
or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may 
deem proper, but not for less than their par value, and 
the proceeds shall be used only for the purpose herein 
specified. 

Section 2. The city shall, at the time of making the Payment of 
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 notes, as will extinguish the 
same within the time prescribed by this act; and the amount 
of such annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be 
less than the amount of the principal of the loan payable in 
any subsequent year. When a vote to the foregoing effect 
has been passed, a sum sufficient to pay the interest as it 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as 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, 



256 Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 213, 214. 

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. 

Apj^roved Jime 24, 1919. 



Chap. 213 An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to sell 

CERTAIN REAL ESTATE ACQUIRED FOR PARK PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

City of New SECTION 1. The city of Ncw Bedford may sell at public 

sell certain real auctiou two picccs of Tcal cstatc situatcd in that city which 

estate acquired 'li" i l^ i '^ii 

for park wcrc acquircd tor park purposes but are no longer needed 

purposes. £^j. p^j^ij^, ^gg 'pj^g fjjg^ Qf ^]^g ggj^j parccls is bounded and 

described as follows: beginning at the northeast corner of 
Rockdale avenue and Arnold street and thence northerly by 
the east line of Rockdale avenue, one hundred eighty-three 
and twenty-seven one hundredths feet; thence southeasterly 
two hundred five and ninety one hundredths feet, to the 
north line of Arnold street; thence westerly by said north 
line of Arnold street seventy-eight and thirty-three one 
hundredths feet to the place of beginning; containing seven 
thousand three hundred and sixty-seven and eighty-five one 
thousandths square feet, more or less. The second parcel is 
bounded and described as follows: beginning at the south- 
east corner of Arnold street and Rockdale avenue, thence 
easterly by Arnold street ninety-nine and forty-seven one 
hundredths feet; thence southeasterly in a diagonal line, 
eighty-seven feet; thence westerly in a straight line, one 
hundred thirty-three and ninety-one one hundredths feet 
to the easterly line of Rockdale avenue; thence northerly by 
the easterly line of Rockdale avenue, eighty-one and five 
tenths feet to the point of beginning, containing thirty-four 
and sixty-eight one hundredths square rods, more or less. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 2^, 1919. 



Chap. 214 An Act to establish the salary of the present physi- 
cian AND SURGEON AT THE STATE PRISON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Physician and SECTION 1. The auuual Salary of Joseph I. MacLaughlin, 

surgeon, state ... , , ' . i ii i_ . 

prison, salary phvsician and surgcou at the state prison, shall be two 

established. , ' i i n 

thousand dollars. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 215, 216, 217. 257 

Section 2. The increase in salary provided for by this Time of taking 
act shall not take effect until an appropriation has been 
made sufficient to cover the same, and then as of the first 
day of June in the current year. 

Approved June 24, 1919. 

An Act relative to payment for the clerical work Chap. 21 5 
OF the trial justice in the city of methuen. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The trial justice in the city of Methuen shall annually Trial justice, 
be allowed for clerical assistance in his office a sum not Methuen. aiiow- 
exceeding five hundred dollars to be paid by the county of crflss'istance. 
Essex, subject to the approval of the county commissioners. 

Approved June 24, 1919. 



Chap.216 



An Act to authorize the city of lynn to pay 

pension to ANNIE WELCH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn may pay to Annie Welch, cityofLynn 
for seventeen years in the employ of its board of health, an Annie Weich. 
annual pension, so long as she remains unmarried, not exceed- 
ing two hundred and sixty dollars. 

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

Approved June 24, 1919. 

[1907, 249.] 

An Act relative to the boundary line between the (Jfidj) 217 

city of NEWTON AND THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and i^o^, 249 § i. 
forty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and seven is 
hereby amended by striking out the word "west", in the 
sixteenth line, and substituting the word: — east, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 1. A part of the boundary Boundary line 
line between the town of Brookline and the city of Newton o^Nl^'ton^rnd 



me. 



is hereby changed and established as follows: — Beginning Br^k° 
at a point in the present boundary line in latitude fort>-two gstTbhslied'^ 
degrees eighteen minutes fifty-one and seventy-four one 
hundredths seconds, longitude seventy-one degrees ten 



258 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 217. 



Boundary line 
between city 
of Newton and 
town of 
Brookline 
changed and 
established. 



minutes and forty-five and ninety-four one hundredths 
seconds, said point being situated twenty-two and eighteen 
one hundredths feet south forty-five degrees twenty-one 
minutes east from monument two in the BrookHne-Newton 
line of the Massachusetts town boundary survey, and being 
also situated about thirteen feet northwest of an angle in a 
stone wall near the easterly edge of cultivated lowland and 
about seven hundred and twenty feet northeast of a sharp 
angle in Dudley street, Newton; thence north forty-six de- 
grees seven minutes fifty-two seconds east one hundred and 
forty and forty-one one hundredths feet to an iron rod 
lettered B-N set in the ledge, and by the continuation of 
said line eight hundred and forty-seven and fifty-four one 
hundredths feet to an iron rod lettered B-N set in the ledge; 
thence north forty-five degrees fifty-seven minutes one sec- 
ond east nine hundred and ninety-one and nine one hun- 
dredths feet to a granite monument lettered B-N set near 
the northeasterly line of Florence street in Newton and 
Heath street in Brookline; thence north forty-five degrees 
fifty-one minutes two seconds east thirteen hundred and 
fifty-eight and nine one hundredths feet; thence north nine- 
teen degrees forty-eight minutes forty-eight seconds west 
three hundred and thirty-two and seventy-eight one hun- 
dredths feet to the southerly line of Boylston street; thence 
north seventy degrees eleven minutes twelve seconds east by 
said southerly line of Boylston street three hundred and 
seventy-seven feet; thence north nineteen degrees forty-eight 
minutes forty-eight seconds west ninety feet to the north- 
erly line of Boylston street; thence north seventy degrees 
eleven minutes twelve seconds east by said northerly line of 
Boylston street five hundred and fifty-six and ninety-five 
one hundredths feet; thence north forty-five degrees forty- 
four minutes twenty seconds east ten hundred and thirteen 
and fifty-two one hundredths feet to a granite monument 
lettered B-N situated near the westerly line of Hammond 
street; thence north forty-five degrees twelve minutes 
twenty-fom* seconds east five hundred and nineteen and 
sixty-nine one hundredths feet to a granite monument 
lettered BR-N situated on the southwesterly line of the part 
of Dunster road in Brookline; thence north forty-five de- 
grees six minutes fifty seconds east three hundred and ten 
and nine one hundredths feet to a granite monument lettered 
BR-N situated on the northeasterly line of Devon street; 
thence north forty-five degrees eleven minutes eleven sec- 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 218, 219. 259 

onds east four hundred and thirty-one and twenty-four one bet'wfen^city"^ 
hundredths feet to a granite monument lettered B-N situated °o„^|f ^/°" ^'^^ 
near the northwesterly line of Middlesex road; thence north Brookiine 
forty-five degrees eighteen minutes thirty-four seconds east established. 
three hundred and fifty-eight and seventy-one one hun- 
dredths feet to a granite monument lettered B-N; thence 
north forty-four degrees twenty-four minutes fifty-one sec- 
onds east six hundred and ninety-nine and ninety-eight one 
hundredths feet to a granite monument lettered B-N ; thence 
north forty-seven degrees forty-eight minutes twenty-nine 
seconds east six hundred and twenty-seven and twenty-seven 
one hundredths feet to a granite monument lettered 
N-BR-BO, said monument being corner number one in the 
Brookline-Newton line of the Massachusetts town boundary 
survey in latitude forty-two degrees nineteen minutes forty- 
nine and seven one hundredths seconds, longitude seventy- 
one degrees nine minutes twenty-six and fifty-seven one 
hundredths seconds, and situated in woodland about forty 
and six tenths feet southeast of the fence on the southeast 
side of the Boston and Albany railroad and about five hun- 
dred feet southwest of the pumping station of the metro- 
politan water works. 

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

Approved June 27, 1919. 

[1919, 111, Spec.] 

An Act to revive the corporation known as stratton QJid-p 218 

GARAGE, inc. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Stratton Garage, Inc., which was dissolved by chapter stratton 
one hundred and eleven of the Special Acts of the current re^vld.^"*'' 
year, is hereby revived with the same powers, duties and 
obligations as if the said chapter had not been passed. 

Approved June 27, 1919. 



Chap.219 



An Act to incorporate the portia law school. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Arthur W. MacLean, Lee M. Friedman, Portia Law 
Helen W. Bradlee, James E. Cotter, Fred J. MacLeod, inco^orated. 
Robert O. Harris, Bruce Wyman, and their successors, are 
hereby made a corporation by the name of the Portia Law 
School for the purpose hereinafter named. The said corpora- 



260 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 220. 



May take over 

certain 

property. 



Powers and 
duties. 



May grant 



of Bachelor 
of Laws. 



tion shall consist of seven members only and shall have 
power to fill vacancies within itself. Four of the members 
shall be members of the Massachusetts bar. The corpora- 
tion is hereby empowered to take over the property of the 
corporation known as the Portia School of Law situated in 
Tremont Temple in the city of Boston. 

Section 2. The purpose of the said corporation shall be 
to furnish instruction in law to women only, and for this 
purpose it may appoint such teachers and lecturers and 
adopt such form of organization, by-laws, regulations and 
methods of administration as it may deem advisable. The 
corporation shall provide suitable offices, library and lecture 
halls, and shall pay the expense of maintaining the said 
school, directing its income to that end. 

Section 3. The course of instruction furnished by the 
corporation shall occupy not less than four years, and to 
students of the school, properly accredited and recom- 
mended by a majority of the faculty of the school, the cor- 
poration may grant the degree of Bachelor of Laws. 

Ajjyroved June 27, 1919. 



Chap.220 An Act to authorize the city of lynn to accept in 

TRUST A conveyance OF THE GRAND ARMY BUILDING IN 
THAT CITY. 



Preamble. 



Whereas, The surviving members of General Lander Post 
5, Grand Army of the Republic, realizing that in a very few 
years they will all have answered to the call of Almighty 
God, and shall have passed from this life, desire to take such 
steps as shall serve to perpetuate the memory of the men 
who fought in the civil war between the states, that the 
Union might be preserved and that there should be no 
disintegration of the United States of America; and with 
this end in view, and fully appreciating the cheerful assistance 
given by the people of Lynn to the said post whenever 
aid was needed, and to show their loyalty, patriotism and 
love for said city, they desire to convey to the city of Lynn 
the property on Andrew street known as Grand Army Hall; 
therefore. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

ma^acce^tTn SECTION 1. lu pursuauce of a votc of thc Gcucral LaudcF 
trust a convey- Buildlug Associatiou, at a regular meeting held April fifth, 

ance of the 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 220. 261 

nineteen hundred and nineteen, which vote was signed by ^'■?"!i Army 
Henry C. Mears, president, and Thomas H, Felter, clerk, that city. 
and attested as official by Clarence M. Sprague, commander 
of General Lander Post 5, Grand Army of the Republic, and 
John Anderson, adjutant, directing the board of directors to 
take action with a view to turning over to the city of Lynn 
the property on Andrew street, known as Grand Army Hall, 
for a memorial building, the General Lander Building As- 
sociation, and General Lander Post 5 of the Grand Army of 
the Republic, acting by the following members of the post 
and directors of the said association, namely, Henry C. 
Mears, president of the directors, Thomas H. Felter, clerk, 
and Augustus J. Hoitt, Clarence M. Sprague, L Otis Willey, 
Alfred W. Tirrell, Alexander S. Wright, John W. Young, or 
a majority of the said persons or of their successors as directors 
of the said association, are hereby authorized to convey in 
trust to the city of Lynn, the Grand Army building on 
Andrew street in the said city, and the land appurtenant 
thereto, and the city of Lynn is hereby authorized to accept 
the same upon the terms and conditions hereinafter set 
forth. 
Section 2. The city of Lynn, by its acceptance of the Building to be 

,i'iT_,i» j.iiii? ' ^ ' maintained as 

conveyance authorized by this act, shall forever maintain a memorial to 
the said building as a memorial to the men of Lynn who ve?e'rrns%tc. 
served in the army or navy of the United States in the civil 
war, shall keep the building in good repair and properly 
equipped, heated and lighted, and shall replace it if it should 
be destroyed by fire or otherwise, shall preserve the main 
hall thereof and the pictures therein, so far as possible, in the 
same condition in which they now are, and shall permit the Use of haii in 
use of the said hall, free of charge, for meetings of the in- '''''''^"^^' ^*''- 
habitants of Lynn for patriotic, charitable, benevolent or 
educational purposes, and for meetings or entertainments 
given by churches or by religious, charitable or benevolent 
societies: provided, that no fee for admission to the said ^^°'■'''^■ 
hall so used shall be charged by the said city, or by any 
person, association or corporation to which the use of the 
same is granted. 

Section 3. The city shall also on every memorial day citytopiac« 
place a flag of the United States upon every grave or tomb g^a^vw'^? civil 
in the city in which is buried or placed the body of any war veterans. 
soldier or sailor who served in the army or navy of the 
United States during the civil war. 



262 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 220. 



Powers and 
duties to be 
exercised by 
a board of 
trustees, etc. 



Proviso. 



Chairman 
and secretary 
of board of 
trustees. 



Custodian. 



Disposition of 
proceeds from 
rentals, etc. 



Section 4. The powers and duties hereby conferred and 
imposed upon the city of Lynn shall be exercised and per- 
formed by an unpaid board of seven trustees to be appointed 
by the mayor, with the approval of the city council, to 
serve for terms of three years, except that of the initial 
appointees two shall serve for two years, two for three years, 
and three for four years. Any vacancy shall be filled in the 
same manner as the original appointment. A majority of 
the trustees shall always be descendants of men who served 
in the army or navy of the United States during the civil 
war, and were honorably discharged therefrom: provided, 
that a sufficient number of such persons suitable so to serve, 
can be obtained. Preference in the office of trustee shall 
next be given to persons who have served in the army or 
navy of the United States and have received an honorable 
discharge or release therefrom. No person, however, shall 
be appointed as trustee unless he is a native-born citizen of 
the United States, is above the age of thirty years, and has 
been a resident of the city of Lynn for at least five consecu- 
tive years preceding his appointment. The mayor shall 
designate one member of the board as chairman, and the 
board shall elect one of its members as secretary. Any 
member or members of said board may be removed by the 
mayor for cause. The trustees shall have charge and care of 
the building and of its maintenance and use, subject to 
approval of the mayor and of the city council. They shall 
appoint a custodian therefor, and shall fix his compensation, 
but the custodian may at any time be removed by the 
trustees, or a majority of them, without such approval. The 
trustees may appoint other necessary officers or employees 
for the care of the building, and may fix their compensation. 
The trustees shall fix and receive any rentals to be derived 
from the use of any part of the present building, and shall 
devote the proceeds to its maintenance, and shall use any 
surplus for the relief of indigent families or descendants of 
persons who served in the army or navy of the United States 
in time of war, and were honorably discharged from such 
service or released from active duty therein, or for charitable, 
patriotic or benevolent purposes by the board of trustees, 
subject to the approval of the rnayor. The trustees may, 
with the approval of the mayor and city council, at any 
time, subject to any existing lease, devote the whole building 
to the purposes set forth in this act, and shall make all 
necessary rules and regulations relative thereto. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 221. 263 

Section 5. The property above described shall be Timo of turn- 
turned over to the city of Lynn at such time, and under such p"o^Tty, etc. 
further conditions or regulations, as may be agreed upon 
within one year from the date of the passage of this act 
between the city of Lynn and the said General Lander 
Building Association. 

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

Approved July 2, 1919. 

[1914, 138, Res.; 1916, 48, Res.] 

An Act relative to the appropriation for the improve- CJiav. 221 

MENT OF BEVERLY HARBOR. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would un- Emergency 
necessarily delay the improvement herein provided for in '"^'^^™ 
co-operation with the federal government, which is ready 
to undertake the same at once; accordingly, it is hereby 
declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the im- 
mediate preservation of the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of fifty thousand dollars allowed Appropriation 
by chapter one hundred and thirty-eight of the resolves of ment of Beverly 
nineteen hundred and fourteen for the improvement of pface'd to 
Beverly harbor may, at any time within three j'cars after ?ary'of°llr"f' 
the passage of this act, be paid out of the treasury of the United states, 
commonwealth and placed to the credit of the secretary of 
war of the United States as a cash deposit for the improve- 
ment of said harbor in accordance with a project of the 
federal government for which congress has appropriated and 
made available the sum of sixty-one thousand five hundred 
dollars, the total cost of the improvement having been 
estimated by the federal government to be one hundred and 
seventy-three thousand dollars. 

Section 2. The said sum of fifty thousand dollars shall J° b" expended 

1 ^.. . . . ^ . . . . .1" connection 

be expended m connection with and ni addition to said with appropri- 
appropriation of sixty-one thousand five hundred dollars, or congress, etc. 
in connection with or in addition to any future appropriation 
or appropriations made by congress for the improvement 
of the said harbor. 

Section 3. So much of chapter one hundred and thirty- Repeal, 
eight of the resolves of nineteen hundred and fourteen, of 
chapter forty-nine of the resolves of nineteen hundred and 
sixteen and of chapter eight of the resolves of nineteen hun- 



264 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 222. 



dred and nineteen, and of any other act or resolve as is in- 
consistent herewith, is hereby repealed. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved July 5, 1919. 

[1919, 8, Res.] 



Reorganization 
and consolida- 
tion of certain 
departments of 
city of Boston. 



[1919, 168, Spec] 

Chap. 222 An Act to authorize the reorganization and con- 
solidation or CERTAIN departments OF THE CITY OF 
BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may by ordinance con- 
solidate and reorganize the Boston infirmary department, 
the children's institutions department, the institutions regis- 
tration department, and the penal institutions department; 
may establish a new department to exercise the powers and 
perform the duties of said departments under the charge of 
a single department head; and may transfer the duties, 
powers, and appropriations of said departments to the new 
department so established. The head of the new depart- 
ment, in addition to the foregoing powers and duties, shall 
have the powers and shall be subject to the duties conferred 
or imposed by law upon the penal institutions commissioner 
acting as a county official or in any other capacity. 

Section 2. If, in case of the consolidation and reorganiza- 
tion of the said departments or any of them, it is deemed 
necessary to appoint any deputy commissioners or other 
officials to act directly under the head of the said new de- 
partment, such deputy commissioners or other officials shall 
be appointed by the mayor of the city of Boston, subject to 
the approval of the civil service commission, as provided in 
the case of heads of departments and others by sections 
nine, ten, and eleven of chapter four hundred and eighty-six 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine and acts in amend- 
ment thereof and in addition thereto; but otherwise the 
civil service laws shall not apply to such appointments. 

Section 3. So much of section five of chapter four hun- 
dred and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
nine as prohibits the abolition or the taking away of the 
powers or duties, as established by law, of the children's 
institutions department is hereby repealed. 

Approved July 7, 1919. 



Appointment 
of deputy 
commissioners, 
etc. 



Repeal. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 223, 224, 225, 226. 265 



[1919, 111, Spec.] 

An Act to revive the corporation knowtv as the Chav 223 

INMAN SQUARE AMUSEMENT COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Inman Square Amusement Company, which was inman Square 
dissolved by chapter one hundred and eleven of the Special c^plny"*^ 
Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, is hereby revived '■®"^'^®'^- 
with the same powers, duties and obligations as if the said 
chapter had not been passed. Approved July 9, 1919. 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to acquire (J}iq^^ 224 
certain land for street improvements. 

Be it enacted, etc, as follows: 

The board of street commissioners of the city of Boston City of Boston 
may acquire in fee, on such terms and conditions as may be "rtain^?a"n? 
agreed upon b\' said board and the commission on mental [mpro^ments. 
diseases, the Proprietors of Forest Hills Cemetery, and the 
Italian Cemetery Association, so much land of the common- 
wealth and of the said cemeteries as may be necessary for 
the improvement of Canterbury and Walk Hill streets at 
the junction thereof. Approved Jidy 9, 1919. 

An Act to authorize the city of lynn to pension Qjidrt 225 

ORLANDO MAYO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn may pay to Orlando cityofLynn 
Mayo, for twenty-two and one half years in its employ, an odLdo^Mayo. 
annual pension during his life not exceeding five hundred 
and twenty dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be 
by the city council of the said city subject to the provisions city^oundi." 
of its charter. Approved Jidy 11, 1919. 

An Act to establish the salary of ellen mudge (jjidj) 226 

BURRILL AS CASHIER AND EXECUTRT: SECRETARY TO THE 
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1. The salary of Ellen Mudge Burrill, cashier Cashier and 

1 .. . \ii j_ j_ inL executive aecre- 

and executive secretary to the sergeant-at-arms, shall be tarytosergeant- 
eighteen hundred dollars a year. estawilhld.^'^^ 



266 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 227, 228. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Section 2. The increase provided for by this act shall 
not take effect until a sufficient appropriation has been 
made therefor, and then as of June first of the present year. 

Approved July 11, 1919. 



Chap. 227 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay an 

ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF ADOLF BUTTERMAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may pay a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-five dollars a month to Emma Butterman, 
widow of Adolf Butterman, late a member of the police de- 
partment of the said city, who died as a result of being shot 
while in the discharge of his duty. The annuity shall be 
paid to the widow so long as she remains unmarried. 

Section 2. This act shall take eft'ect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the said city, with the approval of the 
mayor, provided that such acceptance occurs prior to the 
thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved Jidy 11, 1919. 

[Accepted August 8, 1919.] 



City of Boston 
may pay 
annuity to 
widow of 
Adolf 
Butterman. 



To be 

submitted to 
city council, 
etc. 
Proviso. 



[1919, 115, Spec] 

Chap. 228 An Act to authorize the city of salem to complete 

THE enlargement OF ITS WATER SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Salem, for the purpose of com- 
pleting the work begun under the provisions of chapter one 
hundred and sixty-nine of the Special Acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fifteen, may, in addition to the indebtedness 
therein authorized, incur indebtedness to an amount not 
exceeding sixty thousand dollars, in excess of the statutory 
limit, and may issue bonds or notes therefor. Such bonds or 
notes shall bear on their face the words, Salem Water Loan, 
Act of 1919; shall be signed by the treasurer of the city and 
countersigned by the mayor; shall be payable at the expi- 
ration of periods not exceeding thirty years from the date 
of issue; and shall bear interest, payable semi-annually, at 
such rates as may be determined by the treasurer with the 
approval of the mayor. Each authorized issue of bonds or 
notes shall constitute a separate loan. The cit}^ may sell the 
said securities at public or private sale on such terms and 
conditions as it may deem proper, but not for less than their 



City of Salem 
may complete 
enlargement 
of its water 
system. 



Salem Water 
Loan, Act of 
1919. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 229. 267 

par value, and the proceeds, except premiums, shall be used 
only for the purposes specified herein. 

Section 2. The city shall, at the time of authorizing the Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof by such 
annual pajTneiits, beginning not more than one year after 
the date of each issue, as will extinguish each loan witliin 
the time prescribed by this act; and the amount of such 
annual payment in any year shall not be less than the 
amount of the principal of the loan payable in any subsequent 
year. When a vote to the foregoing effect has been passed, 
a sum which, with the income deri^^ed from water rates, will 
be sufficient to pay the annual expense of operating its 
water works, and the interest as it accrues on the bonds or 
notes issued as aforesaid, and to make such payments on the 
principal as may be required under the provisions of this 
act, shall, without further vote, be assessed by the assessors 
of the city annually thereafter, in the same manner as 
other taxes, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is 
extinguished. 

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

Approved July 12, 1919. 



Chap.229 



[1890, 121; 1896, 325; 1917, 370, Spec.] 

An Act to authorize the city of lowell to incur 
indebtedness for high school purposes. 

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

Section 1. The city of Lowell, for the purpose of con- cityofLoweii 
structing, equipping and furnishing a high school building moLy^for high 
and a building for a heating and power plant in connection p^^'^ogeg 
therewith, is hereby authorized to borrow, outside the stat- 
utory limit of indebtedness, a sum not exceeding seven hun- 
dred and fifty thousand dollars in addition to the amounts 
previously authorized for the same purpose, and to issue 
bonds or notes therefor. Such bonds or notes shall be de- 
nominated: Lowell High School Loan, Act of 1919, shall Loweii High 
be payable in not more than twenty years from the dates Act of i9i9. ' 
of issue, and shall bear such rates of interest as may be 
fixed by the city treasurer with the approval of the mayor. 
The provisions of section fourteen of chapter seven hundred ^ons^'Jf f^°^^' 
and nineteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen, to apply. 
and acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, and 
all provisions of law relative to municipal indebtedness, shall 
apply to all loans made under authority of this act, except 



268 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 230. 



Municipal 
council to 
authorize the 
borrowing of 
money, etc. 



Plans to be 
submitted, etc. 



as is otherwise provided herein. The municipal council shall 
authorize the borrowing of money at such times and in 
such amounts as may be voted by the high school building 
commission, and it shall be the duty of the treasurer of the 
city to execute, and of the mayor to countersign, the bonds 
or notes aforesaid in the name of the city. The municipal 
council may, before authorizing the said loan, require the 
building commission to submit plans with the estimated 
cost of constructing, equipping and furnishing the said high 
school and heating and power plant, and in case the estimate 
is in excess of the sum herein authorized to be borrowed and 
previously appropriated, may refuse to authorize the whole 
or any part of the loan authorized by this act. The city 
auditor and city treasurer shall act for the said commission 
as for other city departments. The city treasurer shall keep 
separate all funds received for the purpose of constructing, 
equipping and furnishing the said buildings, and shall pay 
the same as directed by the commission. 

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

Approved July 12, 1919. 



1891, 348, § 6, 
amended. 



[1867, 73; 1884, 254; 1891, 348; 1892, 417; 1896, 433; 1905, 314.] 

C/iap. 230 An Act relative to the eate of interest on bonds 

ISSUED BY THE CITY OF HAVERHILL FOR WATER SUPPLY 
PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section six of chapter three hundred and forty-eight of 
the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-one is hereby 
amended by striking out the words "interest payable semi- 
annually at a rate not exceeding four per cent per annum", 
in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth lines, and 
substituting the words : — such rate of interest as may be 
determined by the treasurer, with the approval of the water 
commissioners and the mayor, payable semi-annually, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 6. The city, for the purpose 
of paying the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred 
under the provisions of this act, may issue from time to 
time bonds, notes or scrip to an amount sufficient for such 
purposes; and in case the city purchases or takes the fran- 
chise, rights and property of the Haverhill Aqueduct Com- 
pany under the acts aforesaid, it may issue bonds and notes 
or scrip to the amount required to be paid to the company 



City of 

Haverhill may 
issue bonds for 
water supply 
purposes. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 231. 269 

therefor, together with all expenses Incidental to such pur- 
chase or taking and for any extension, improvement or 
addition to the works of said company, not exceeding two 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars beyond the amount to 
be paid to said company. Such bonds, notes or scrip shall ^^^^g^^^'^J^'g^jj 
bear on their face the words Haverhill Water Loan; shall 
be payable at the expiration of periods not exceeding thirty 
years from the date of issue; shall bear such rate of interest ^ll%°l ^^^ 
as may be determined by the treasurer, with the approval 
of the water commissioners and the mayor, payable semi- 
annually; shall be signed by the treasurer of the city of 
Haverhill and be countersigned by the water commissioners. 
The city may sell such securities at public or private sale or 
pledge the same for money borrowed for the purposes of 
this act upon such terms and conditions as it may deem 
proper, provided that such securities shall not be sold nor 
pledged for less than the par value thereof. 

Approved July 12, 1919. 



An Act relative to the improvement by the massa- (jji^j) 231 

CHUSETTS HIGHWAY COMMISSION OF PROSPECT STREET IN 
the city of LEOMINSTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

The location of Camp Devens at Ayer having made nee- Massachusetts 
essary the improvement by the commonwealth of a new mfssi^n^ma^' 
traffic route to replace the state highway now closed by l"mprovf '''^ 
military order, the Massachusetts highway commission is Jn^ify^of^*"'^^* 
hereby authorized to expend during the present year the Leominster. 
further sum of twenty-four thousand dollars, to be paid 
from item number three hundred and thirty-six of the general 
appropriation act, in the construction or improvement of a 
highway in the city of Leominster, known as Prospect street, 
beginning at the town line of Lunenburg and extending in a 
westerly direction toward North Leominster, twelve thou- Apportionment 
sand dollars of the said sum to be paid by the city of Leom- ° 
inster and six thousand dollars by the county of Worcester. 
Neither said way nor any part thereof shall thereby become 
a state highway, and the way shall be maintained and kept 
in repair by the city of Leominster. This act shall not be Act, how 
construed as prohibiting the laying out and construction of construed. 
said way, or any part thereof, as a state highway, under the 
laws applicable thereto, whenever the Massachusetts high- 
way commission shall deem it expedient so to do. Any 



270 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 232, 233. 



Massachusetts 
highway com- 
mission may 
construct and 
improve a 
highway in 
towns of 
Holland and 
Brim field. 



unexpended balance of the sum hereby authorized to be 
expended may be used in succeeding years for the same 
purpose. Approved July 15, 1919. 

Chap. 232 An Act to provide for the construction and improve- 
ment BY THE MASSACHUSETTS HIGHWAY COMMISSION OF 
A HIGHWAY IN THE TOWNS OF HOLLAND AND BRIMFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The IVIassachusetts highway commission is 
hereby authorized to expend during the present year the 
sum of ten thousand dollars, to be paid from item number 
three hundred and thirty-six of the general appropriation 
act, in the construction or improvement of a highway in the 
towns of Holland and Brimfield, known as the Holland road, 
beginning at the intersection of said Holland road with the 
highway running from Brimfield to Sturbridge, easterly of 
Brimfield Centre, and thence following the line of Holland 
road to Holland Centre. Neither said way nor any part 
thereof shall thereby become a state highway, and the way 
shall be maintained and kept in repair by the towns in 
which it is situated. This act shall not be construed as pro- 
hibiting the laying out and construction of said way, or any 
part thereof, as a state highway, under the laws applicable 
thereto, whenever the Massachusetts highway commission 
shall deem it expedient so to do. Any unexpended balance 
of the sum hereby authorized to be expended may be used 
in the succeeding year for the same purpose. 

Section 2. One fourth of the expense of constructing 
the said highway shall be repaid by the county of Hampden 
to the commonwealth in the manner provided in section 
thirteen of Part I of chapter three hundred and forty-four of 
the General Acts of nineteen hundred and seventeen relative 
to repayments to the commonwealth of money expended in 
the construction of state highways. 

Approved July 15, 1919. 



Act, how 
construed. 



Hampden 
county to pay 
part of expense. 



C/iap.233 An Act to provide for the improvement by the Mas- 
sachusetts HIGHWAY commission OF THE HIGHWAY BE- 
TWEEN THE TOWN OF HOLDEN AND THE WACHUSETT 
MOUNTAIN STATE RESERVATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Massachuseus TJ^e Massachusctts highway commission is hereby au- 
mission may thorizcd to cxpeud the sum of twenty- thousand dollars, to 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 234. 271 

be paid from item number three hundred and thirty-six of fmprovfa^'''^ 
the general appropriation act, in the construction or im- between town 
provement of a highway between the town of Holden and of iioiden and 
the Wachusett mountain state reservation, beginning at a mountain state 
point about eight tenths of a mile south of Princeton Centre, '""^'""'^'^ '°"- 
and continuing toward the village of Quinipoxet: provided, proviso. 
that the town of Princeton shall appropriate the sum of 
ten thousand dollars to be used with the twenty thousand 
dollars allowed as aforesaid by the commonwealth, the 
money to be expended according to plans and specifications 
of the commission and upon its order from time to time. 
The county of Worcester shall repay to the commonwealth Worcester 
one third of the said twenty thousand dollars, in the manner part"df c'L^^^ 
provided by section thirteen of Part I of chapter three hun- 
dred and forty-four of the General Acts of nineteen hundred 
and seventeen. The towns of Princeton and Holden shall p^^"|j°[, 
assume and pay all land and grade damages that may be and Hoiden to 
incurred by the laying out and construction of the said high- damages, etc. 
way within their respective limits. Neither said way nor 
any part thereof shall thereby become a state highway, but 
the way shall be maintained and kept in good repair by the 
towns in which it is situated until such time as it shall be- 
come a state highway. This act shall not be construed as Act, how 
prohibiting the laying out and construction of said way, or ''""^ ^^^ 
any part thereof, as a state highway, under the laws appli- 
cable thereto, whenever the said commission shall deem it 
expedient so to do. Any unexpended balance of the sum 
hereby authorized to be expended may be used in succeeding 
years for the same purpose. Approved Jidy 15, 1919. 

An Act to establish the salaey of adelbert m. Chap. 234 

MOSSMAN as first CLERK IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE 
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1. The salarv of Adelbert M. Mossman, first First cierk in 

. "pi -11 department of 

clerk in the department of the sergeant-at-arms, is hereby sergeant-at- 
established at twenty-five hundred dollars a year. established. 

Section 2. So much of section ten of chapter ten of the Repeal. 
Revised Laws, and the amendments thereof and additions 
thereto, as is inconsistent herewith is hereby repealed. 

Section 3. The increase in salary provided for by this Time of^^^^ 
act shall not take effect until a sufficient appropriation 
therefor has been made, and then as of the first day of June 
in the cm'rent year. Approved Jidy 17, 1919. 



272 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 235, 236. 



Chap.2S5 An Act to reeviburse certain public officials because 

OF INJURIES sustained AS A RESULT OF TIIE PERFORM- 
ANCE OF PUBLIC DUTY. 



Emergency 
preamble. 



Albert F. 
Hayden and 
Leland Powers 
reimbursed 
because of 
injuries sus- 
tained as a 
result of the 
performance of 
public duty. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Whereas, Justice requires the prompt discharge of the public 
obligation recognized by this act, therefore it is hereby de- 
clared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate 
preservation of the public safety and convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of reimbursing Albert F. 
Hayden, justice of the municipal court of the Roxbury dis- 
trict, and Leland Powers, a representative in the general 
court, whose homes were damaged by acts of violence in- 
duced by their conscientious performance of their official 
duties, there may be expended from the treasury of the com- 
monwealth, under the direction of the governor and council, 
a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars, as compensation 
to the said justice, and a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars as compensation to the said representative. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon the making 
of an appropriation sufficient to carry out Its provisions. 

Approved Jidy 18, 1919. 



City of 
Taunton may 
borrow money 
to meet deficit 
in electric light 
department. 



C/iap. 236 An Act to authorize the city of taunton to borrow 

MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEETING A DEFICIT IN THE 
ELECTRIC LIGHT DEPARTMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Taunton may borrow, in excess of 
the statutory limit, such sums of money as it may deem 
necessary to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand 
dollars for the piu-pose of meeting outstanding obligations 
incurred prior to the first day of December, nineteen hun- 
dred and eighteen and for reimbiu"slng the city for money 
advanced to the electric light department, and may issue 
therefor notes or bonds. Such notes or bonds shall be de- 
nominated on the face thereof, Taunton Electric Light 
Funding Loan, Act of 1919; shall be payable by such annual 
payments, beginning not more than one year after the date 
thereof as \y\\\ extinguish the loan within ten years from Its 
date; and the amount of such annual payment in any year 



Taunton 
Electric Light 
Funding Loan, 
Act of 1919. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 237. 273 

shall not be less than the amount of the principal of said 
loan payable in any subsequent year. Said notes or bonds Rates of 
shall be signed by the treasurer of the city and countersigned *'^*®''^*^' ®*^- 
by the mayor and auditor and shall bear such rates of interest 
as may be fixed 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 not for less than their par value. The proceeds, 
except premiums, shall be used only for the purposes herein 
specified. Premiums shall be applied as required by general 
law. The annual payments hereinbefore provided for and 
the annual interest of said notes or bonds shall be deemed a 
part of the annual expense of the plant as set forth in chapter 
seven hundred and forty-two of the acts of nineteen hun- 
dred and fourteen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Apiyroved July 18, 1919. 



[1909, 481; 1919, 162, Gen.] 

An Act to authorize the cities of ivialden, medford nhn^. oXI 

AND EVERETT TO INCUR INDEBTEDNESS IN CONNECTION 
WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PORT OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The cities of Maiden, Medford and Everett 9^ff 
may incur debt not exceeding twelve thousand dollars each, Medford and 
outside the statutory debt limit, to meet appropriations incurin^bted- 
made under the provisions of section two of chapter one u^ l^th"'"^''' 
hundred and sixty-two of the General Acts of nineteen hun- of^'ort*^^"* 
dred and nineteen and section three of chapter four hundred Boston. 
and eighty-one of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, 
relating to the further development of the port of Boston, 
payable within ten years from the date thereof. All the 
provisions of chapter seven hundred and nineteen of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and thirteen and acts in amend- 
ment thereof and in addition thereto, except as otherwise 
expressly provided herein, shall apply to all indebtedness 
incurred under the provisions of this act. 

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

Approved July 18, 1919. 



274 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 238. 



1918, 187 (S) 
§ 5, amended. 



Time extended 
within which 
assessments 
may bo made 
by city of 
Attleboro upon 
owners of 
estates bene- 
fited by 
operation of a 
street railway. 



[1918, 187, Spec] 

Chap. 238 An Act to extend the time within which assessments 

MAY BE MADE BY THE CITY OF ATTLEBORO UPON THE 
OWNERS OF ESTATES BENEFITED BY THE OPERATION OF 
A STREET RAILWAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter one hundred and eighty-seven of 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen is hereby 
amended by striking out the words "one year", in the first 
line, and substituting the words: — two years, — -so as to 
read as follows : — Section 5. Within two years after the 
said street railway has been purchased as herein provided, 
the municipal council 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 de- 
mand 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 the rate of six per cent 
per annum, which shall begin to run thirty days after the 
date of the notice: jirovidcd, 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 ap- 
portionment 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 assessments 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, lyrovided, further, that nothing 
herein contained shall be construed to prevent the payment, 
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 apportionment; but interest on 



Provisos. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 239, 240. 275 

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 pay- 
ment or payments to the assessors, who shall preserve a 
record thereof. Approved July 18, 1919. 

[1915, 48, Spec] 

An Act to extend the powers of the commission of (Jjidp 239 

PUBLIC WORKS IN THE TOWN OF MARION. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 

Section one of chapter forty-eight of the Special Acts of amendtd'^'" ^ ^' 
nineteen hundred and fifteen is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "them", in the fifth line, the words: — 
together with all powers to grant locations for poles and 
wires, and licenses for excavations and underground con- 
duits, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The board of o^^'bifc works 
sewer commissioners, the water commissioners, the office of Madra" powers 
surveyor of highways, the road commissioners and the board extended. 
of health in the town of Marion are hereby abolished and all 
the powers vested in said boards and surveyor, or any of 
them, together with all powers to grant locations for poles 
and wires, and licenses for excavations and underground 
conduits, shall be transferred to and vested in a commission 
to be known as the commission of public works. Said com- 
mission shall consist of three members, who shall be elected 
at the next annual meeting of the town after the acceptance 
of this act, as hereinafter provided, by the qualified voters 
of the town by ballot as follows: — One to hold office for one 
year, one for two years and one for tliree years, each succes- 
sive election thereafter to be for the term of three years. 

Approved Jidy 18, 1919. 

An Act to provide for the improvement of the high- rjfiQfn 240 

WAY in the town OF MIDDLEFIELD LEADING FROM 
CHESTER TO WORTHINGTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Massachusetts highway commission is hereby author- Massachusetts 
ized to expend the sum of ten thousand dollars, to be paid mfssi^n^ma^" 
from item number three hundred and thirty-six of the general hTghway L 
appropriation act, during the present year in the reconstruc- MiddieLid, 
tion and improvement of the highway located in the town ®*<'- 
of Middlefield and extending from the northerly line of the 



276 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 241. 

town of Chester to the southerly line of the town of Worth- 
ington through that portion of the town of Middlefield 
known as Smith's Hollow and substantially parallel with the 
middle branch of the Westfield river, in order that said way 
may be made safe and convenient for public travel. Neither 
said way nor any part thereof shall thereby become a state 
highway, but the way shall be maintained and kept in good 
repair by the town or towns in which it is situated until such 
TOnstru^ time as it shall become a state highway. This act shall not 

be construed as prohibiting the laying out and construction 
of said way or any part thereof as a state highway under the 
laws applicable thereto whenever said commission shall deem 
it expedient so to do. Any unexpended balance of the sum 
hereby authorized to be ex^^ended may be used in the suc- 
ceeding year for the same purpose. 

Approved July 19, 1919. 

Chap. 241 An Act to incokporate the auburn water company. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
^^^um^vater SECTION 1. Joslah H. Whitakcr, Oscar P. Pond, Everett 
incorporated. \Y gtonc, Ajthur W. Warrcu, George M. Duvall, Thomas 
J. Healey, Frank W. Pierce, Charles E. Prouty and L. 
Adelard Breault, their associates and successors, are hereby 
made a corporation by the name of Auburn Water Company 
for the purpose of supplying the inhabitants of the town of 
Auburn with water for the extinguishment of fires and for 
domestic and other purposes; with all the powers and privi- 
leges and subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities 
set forth in all general laws now or hereafter in force applicable 
to such corporations. 
May take lands, SECTION 2. Tlic Said corporatiou, for the purposes afore- 
etc. * said, may take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, the 

water of any wells, springs, or streams within the town of 
Auburn, subject to the approval of the state department of 
health; and may take, or acquire by piu-chase or otherwise, 
any real estate within said territory necessary for holding 
and preserving the water or for conveying the same to any 
May lay pipes, part of the Said town; and may erect on the land thus 
acquired proper dams, buildings, fixtures and other struc- 
tures, and may make excavations, procure and operate ma- 
chinery, and provide such other means and appliances as 
may be necessary for the establishment and maintenance of 
complete and effective water works; and may construct and 



etc 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 241. 277 

lay down conduits, pipes and other works, under or over 

any lands, water courses, railroads, railways or public or 

private ways and along such ways in such manner as not 

unnecessarily to obstruct the same; and for the piu-pose of 

constructing, maintaining and repairing such conduits, 

pipes and other works, and for all proper purposes of this 

act, the said corporation may dig up any such lands, and, 

under the direction of the selectmen of the town, may enter 

upon and dig up the same in such manner as to cause the 

least hindrance to public travel. The said corporation shall ^p°oVraiirord 

not enter upon, construct, or lay any pipes, conduits or g°^g^^'°"^^^ 

other works within the location of any railroad corporation, 

except at such time and in such manner as it may agree upon 

with such corporation, or, in case of failure so to agree, as 

may be approved by the public service commission. 

Section 3. The said corporation shall, within sixty daj^s Description of 
after the taking of any land, rights of way, water rights, bTrecorded. " 
water sources or easements as aforesaid, file and cause to 
be recorded in the registry of deeds for the proper county 
and district, a description thereof sufficiently specific for 
identification, with a statement of the purpose for which the 
same was taken, signed by the president of the corporation. 

Section 4. The said corporation shall pay all damages Damages to be 
to property sustained by any person or corporation by the ^^^ 
taking of any land, right of way, water, water source, water 
right or easement, or by any other tiling done by said cor- 
poration under the authority of this act. Any person or Damages, how 
corporation sustaining damages as aforesaid, and failing to up^Taiiureto 
agree with said corporation as to the amount thereof, may ^^'^^' ®'*'- 
have the same determined in the manner provided by law in 
the case of land taken for the laying out of liighways, on 
application at any time within the period of two years after 
the taking of such land or other property or the doing of 
other injury under the authority of tliis act; but no such 
application shall be made after the expiration of said two 
years. No assessment of damages shall be made for the 
taking of any water, water right, or for any injury thereto, 
and said period of two years shall not begin to run, until 
the water is actually withdrawn or diverted by said corpora- 
tion under the authority of this act. 

Section 5. The said corporation may distribute water May fix water 
through the town of Auburn, may regulate the use of said ^^ '^^' " °' 
water and fix and collect rates to be paid for the same; and 
may make such contracts with any individual or corporation 



278 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 241. 



May hold real 
estate. 

Capital stock. 



May issue 
bonds, etc. 



Town of 
Auburn may 
take over 
property. 



Total cost of 
franchise, 
etc., how 
determined. 



Voters' assent 
necessary to 
take property. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



to supply water for the extinguishment of fires, or for other 
purposes, as may be agreed upon by any individual or cor- 
poration and said corporation. 

Section 6. The said corporation may, for the purposes 
set forth in this act, hold real estate not exceeding in value 
fifty thousand dollars; and the whole capital stock of the 
corporation shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars, to be 
divided into shares of one hundred dollars each. 

Section 7. The said corporation may issue bonds and 
secure the same by a mortgage of its franchise and other 
property to an amount not exceeding its capital stock actu- 
ally paid in and applied to the purposes of its incorporation. 

Section 8. The town of Auburn shall have the right at 
any time to take or purchase the franchise, corporate prop- 
erty, and all rights and privileges of said corporation, on 
payment to said corporation of the total cost of its fran- 
chise, works and property of any kind, held under the pro- 
visions of this act, including interest on each expenditiu'e 
from its date to the date of taking or purchase, as herein- 
after provided, at the rate of five per cent per annum. In 
case the town shall desire to exercise the rights given here- 
under and shall be unable to agree with said corporation 
upon the amount of the total cost of the franchise, corporate 
property, rights and privileges of said corporation as afore- 
said, the supreme judicial court shall have jurisdiction in 
equity to ascertain and fix such total cost under the fore- 
going provisions, and to enforce the rights of the town to 
take possession of said franchise, corporate property, rights 
and privileges, as aforesaid, upon payment of the cost to 
said corporation. The authority to take the said property 
is granted on condition that the taking shall first be assented 
to by the town by a two thirds vote of the voters present 
and voting thereon at an annual town meeting, or at a meet- 
ing legally called for the purpose. 

Section 9. Tliis act shall take effect upon its passage, 
but shall become void unless said corporation shall have 
begun to distribute water through its pipes to consumers in 
said town within three years after the date of its passage. 

Approved July 23, 1919. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 242. 279 



[1919, 153, Spec, 211, Spec.] 

An Act in further addition to the general appro- Chap. 2'i2 

PRIATION ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO SUPPLEMENT 
CERTAIN ITEMS CONTAINED THEREIN, AND FOR CERTAIN 
NEW ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for supplementing certain items Appropriations 

, '■ . . . A £ i. ' i.- -J.- to supplement 

in the general appropriation act, and tor certain new activities certain items 
and projects, the sums set forth in section two, for the par- the general" 
ticular purposes and subject to the conditions stated therein, ^tJUdfot^ 
are hereby appropriated from the general fund or ordinary ^tividesTnd 
revenue of the commonwealth, unless some other source of projects. 
revenue is expressed, subject to the provisions of law regu- 
lating the disbursement of public funds and the approval 
thereof. 
Section 2. 

Service of the Legislative Department. 

Item 

1 For additional compensation of senators, for their Legislative 

services during the present session of tb.e gen- Department, 

eral court, at the rate of five hundred dollars 
for each senator, except that the president shall 
receive one thousand dollars, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty thousand five hundred dollars, $20,500 00 

2 For compensation for travel of senators, a sum 

not exceeding eight hundred dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any appropriation hereto- 
fore made for the purpose, .... 800 00 

3 For additional compensation of representatives, 

for their services during the present session of 
the general court, at the rate of five hundred 
dollars for each representative, except that 
the speaker shall receive one thousand dollars, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred twenty thou- 
sand five hundred dollars, 120,500 00 

4 For compensation for travel of representatives, a 

sum not exceeding forty-four hundred dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any sum hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose, . . . 4,400 00 
8 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 pubUc business, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred dollars, the same to be 
in addition to any appropriation heretofore 
made for the pui-pose, 200 00 



280 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 242. 

Legislative Item 

Department. 9 For the Salaries of the doorkeepers of the senate 

and house of representatives, and the post- 
master, with the approval of the sergeant-at- 
arms, a sum not exceeding three hundred 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any ap- 
propriation heretofore made for the purpose, . $300 00 

10 For the salaries of assistant doorkeepers and 

messengers to the senate and house of repre- 
sentatives, with the approval of the sergeant- 
at-arms, and to provide for the pajTnents au- 
thorized by chapter twenty-seven of the re- 
solves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-six hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to the sum already appropriated for 
the pui-pose, 3,600 00 

11 For compensation for travel of doorkeepers, as- 

sistant doorkeepers and messengers, and cer- 
tain other employees of the senate and house 
of representatives, with the approval of the 
sergeant-at-arms, a sum not exceeding three 
hundred and fifty dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any sum heretofore appropriated 
for the purjDose, 350 00 

12 For additional compensation of the pages of the 

senate and house of representatives, as au- 
thorized by chapter seventy of the resolves 
of the present year, with the approval of the 
sergeant-at-arms, a sum not exceeding six 
hundred dollars, 600 00 

13 For 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 fifty dollars, the same to be in addi- 
tion to the sum heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose, 50 00 

15 For such clerical and other assistance as the 

several committees on rules may be author- 
ized to employ, a sum not exceeding fifty-three 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any appropriation heretofore made for the 
purpose, 5,300 00 

16 For certain clerical and other assistance employed 

in and about the rooms of the general court by 
the sergeant-at-anns, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five dollars, the same to be in addi- 
tion to any appropriation heretofore made for 

the purpose, 75 00 

16a For the salary of the assistant clerk of the legis- 
lative document room, as authorized by chap- 
ter two hundred and fifty-four of the General 
Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
two hundred and fifty dollars, .... 250 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 242. 



281 



Item 

17 For authorized travelling and other expenses of 
committees of the present general court, wdth 
the approval of a majority of the committee 
incurring the expense, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any appropriation heretofore made 
for the purpose, 

20 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 respective branches, a sum 
not exceeding ten thousand dollars, the same to 
be in addition to any appropriation heretofore 
made for the purpose, 

22 For expenses in connection with the publication 
of the bulletin of committee hearings, a sum 
not exceeding forty-five hundred dollars, the 
same to be m addition to the sum heretofore 
appropriated for the puipose, .... 

25b For brief outline sketches of members of the sen- 
ate and house of representatives, with the 
approval of the committee on rules, as au- 
thorized by chapter sixty of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars, 

25c For the compensation of the delegates to the con- 
stitutional convention, and for all other ex- 
penses in connection with the proposed session 
to be held the present summer, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars, 

Total, 



Legislative 
Department. 



J,500 00 



10,000 00 



4,500 00 



1,000 00 



35,000 00 
$209,925 00 



Special Investigations. 

25d For expenses of a special commission to inves- 
tigate the judicature of the commonwealth, 
as authorized by chapter two hundred and 
twenty-three of the General Acts of the pres- 
ent year, a siun not exceeding five thousand 
dollars, . $5,000 00 

For ex]3enses of a special commission to investi- 
gate the matter of taxes paid to the common- 
wealth under mistake of law or fact, as au- 
thorized by chapter forty-seven of the resolves 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred dollars, 500 00 

For expenses of a special commission as to the 
training of disabled soldiers and sailors and of 
related matters, as authorized by chapter fifty- 
six of the resolves of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars, . . 1,000 00 



Special 
Investigations. 



282 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 242. 

Item 
Special For expenses of an investigation relative to pro- 

investieations. vidiiig financial protection to the public against 

damages caused by motor vehicle accidents, as 
authorized by chapter fifty-nine of the resolves 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred dollars, . . . . . . $500 00 

For expenses of an investigation relative to bill- 
boards and advertising devices adjoining high- 
ways, as authorized by chapter sixty-nine of 
the resolves of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars, .... 1,000 00 

For expenses of a special commission on the neces- 
saries of life, as authorized by chapter three 
hundred and forty-one of the General Acts of 
the present vear, a sum not exceeding thirty 
thousand dollars, 30,000 00 

For expenses of the jomt special recess committee 
required to investigate conditions prevailing at 
various state institutions, a sum not exceeding 
two thousand dollars, 2,000 00 

For expenses of a special commission to investi- 
gate the condition of street railways and report 
recommendations, a sum not exceeding twenty 
thousand dollars, 20,000 00 



Total, $60,000 00 

Executive and General Administration. 

Executive and 36a For expenses of the supervision of school boys 
General while Working away from home upon farms in 

Administration. ,, i,i j i i i i ii 

the commonwealtn, to be expended under the 
direction of the governor, with the approval of 
the council, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
hundred dollars, $2,500 00 

Service of the Attorney-General's Department. 
Attorney- 3g YoT the Compensation of assistants in his office. 
Department. and for such other legal and personal services 
as may be required, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to the sum already appropriated for the pur- 
pose, $10,000 00 

Service of the Auditor of the Commonwealth. 
Auditor of the 49 Yov the Salary of the auditor and other officers 
we^t'h!''^' and employees holding positions established 

by law, a sum not exceeding five hundred dol- 
lars, the same to be in addition to the sum al- 
ready appropriated for the purpose, . . $500 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 242. 



283 



Item 

42 



For services other than personal, travelling ex- 
penses, office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding four hundred dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose, .... 



Total, 



Auditor of the 
Common- 
wealth. 



$400 00 



$900 00 



Service of the Treasurer and Receiver General. 

46 For the salar^y of the treasurer and receiver 
general, and for other officers and employees 
holding positions established by law, a siun 
not exceeding twenty-eight hundred dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose, . $2,800 00 

48a For expenses of administering payments to 
soldiers and sailors, as authorized by chapter 
two hundred and eighty-three of the General 
Acts of the present year, with the approval of 
the treasurer and receiver general, there may 
be expended out of the special revenue for 
meeting said payments such sum as may be 
necessary, not exceeding two hundred thou- 
sand dollars, 200,000 00 



Treasurer and 

Receiver 

General. 



Total, 



$202,800 00 



Service of the Tax Commissioner's Department. 



51 For the salary of the conamissioner and for other 
officers and employees holding positions es- 
tabhshed by the statutes, a sum not exceeding 
four hundred dollars, the same to be in addi- 
tion to the appropriation heretofore madfe for 
the purpose, . . $400 00 

54 This item in the general appropriation act is 
hereby amplified to cover the following ex- 
penses: For printing of valuation books, table 
of aggregates, Ust of corporations and the 
annual report, and the sum of fifteen hundred 
dollars is hereby added to any sum heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose, .... 1,500 00 

55a For services and expenses on account of assessing 
special taxes under the provisions of chapter 
three hundred and forty-two of the General 
Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-five hundred dollars, .... 8,500 00 



Tax Commis- 
sioner's 
Department. 



Total, 



$10,400 00 



284 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 242. 



Tax Commis- 
sioner's 
Department. 
Income Tax 
Division. 



Item 



56 



58 



Income Tax Division. 

Paid from receipts of the income tax: 
For personal services of the deputy, assistants, 
assessors, assistant assessors, clerks, stenog- 
raphers and other necessary assistants, a sum 
not exceeding sixty-two hundred and twenty- 
five dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
sum heretofore appropriated for the purpose, $6,225 00 
For services other than personal and for office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-eight hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any appropriation heretofore made 
for the purpose, 3,800 00 

Total, $10,025 00 



Secretary of 
the Common- 
wealth. 



Service of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

61 For the salaries of the secretary and officers and 
employees in positions established by law, a 
sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any appropriation 
heretofore made for the purpose, ... $500 00 

63 For services of additional clerks and other assist- 
ants, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dol- 
lars, the same to be in addition to any appro- 
priation heretofore made for the purpose, . 1,500 00 

67 For printing registration books and blanks, a sum 
not exceeding five hundred dollars, the same to 
be in addition to the sum heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose, 500 00 

82a For expenses of compiling and publishing in- 
formation to voters, as required by chapter 
one hundred and eighty-seven of the General 
Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars, 10,000 00 



Total, 



$12,500 00 



For certain 
public em- 
ployees for in- 
juries sustained 
in the course of 
their employ- 
ment. 



For Certain Aid. 

Ill For the compensation of certain pubHc employees 
for injuries sustained in the course of their em- 
ployment, as provided by chapter eight hun- 
dred and seven of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirteen, a sum not exceeding six thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any sum 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose, 



$6,000 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 242. 



285 



Item 

112 



For the pa>Tnent of certain annuities and pen- 
sions of soldiers and others under the provi- 
sions of certain acts and resolves, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred and fifty dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any sum heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose, .... 



Total, 



For certain 
annuities and 
pensions of 
soldiers and 
others. 



S550 00 



),550 00 



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

116 For personal services of office assistants, a sum 

not exceeding four hundred and fifty dollars, 
the same to be in addition to anj'- amount here- 
tofore appropriated for the purpose, 

117 For personal services of engineers, assistant en- 

gineers, firemen and helpers in the engineer's 
department, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any appropriation heretofore made for the 
purpose, 

118 For personal services of watchmen and assistant 

watchmen, a sum not exceeding sixty-three 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose, 

119 For personal services of messengers and porters, 

a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, 
the same to be in addition to the appropriation 
heretofore made for the purpose, 

120 For other personal services incidental to the care 

and maintenance of the building, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-five dollars, the same to be 
in addition to the appropriation heretofore 
made for the purpose, 

122 For the service of telephones in the building and 
expenses in connection therewith, a sum not 
exceeding eight thousand dollars, the same to 
be in addition to the appropriation heretofore 
made for the purpose, 

124 For other services, supplies and equipment neces- 
sary for the maintenance and care of the state 
house, including repairs of furniture and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
appropriation heretofore made for the purpose, 4,000 00 



Sergeant-at- 
Arm's Depart- 
ment and 
Maintenance of 

$450 00 ^^^^^ "°"'®- 



2,500 00 



6,300 00 



1,500 00 



75 00 



8,000 00 



Total, 



$22,825 00 



286 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 242. 

Service of the Judicial Department. 

Item 

Supreme Judicial Court, as follows: 
Judicial 131a For salaries of stenographers, as authorized by 

Su^emT"'"' chapter two hundred and forty-two of the 

Ju&clai'court. General Acts of the present year, a sum not 

exceeding five hundred dollars, .... $500 00 

132a For travelling expenses in excess of the sum of 
five hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter 
two hundred and eighty-eight of the General 
Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars, 1,000 00 



Total, $1,500 00 

Superior Court, as follows: 
Superior Court. 140a For travelling expenses in excess of the sum of 
five hundred dollars, as authorized by chapter 
two hundred and eight j^-eight of the General 
Acts of the present .year, a sum not exceeding 
four thousand dollars, $4,000 00 

Probate Courts, as follows: 
Probate Courts. 142 For the Salaries of judges of probate for the 
several counties, a sum not exceeding five ■ 
thousand one hundred dollars, the same to be 
in addition to the sum heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose, 5,100 00 

145 For the salaries of registers of probate for the 

several counties, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
three hundred and twenty-five dollars, the 
same to be in addition to the sum heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose, .... 3,325 00 

146 For the salaries of assistant registers, a sum not 

exceeding three thousand dollars, the same to 
be in addition to the sum heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose, 3,000 00 

149 For clerical assistance in the office of the register 
of probate for the county of Bristol, a sum not 
exceeding six hundred and fifty dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any appropriation 
heretofore made for the purpose, . . . 650 00 

161 For the salary of the clerk to the register for the 
countjr of Middlesex, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred and fifty dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any appropriation heretofore made 
for the purpose, 250 00 

Total, . $12,325 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 242. 



287 



Item 



166 



District Attorneys, as follows : 
For the salary of a deputy assistant for the dis- 
trict attorney for the southeastern district, a 
sum not exceeding six hundred dollars, the 
same to be in addition to the sum appro- 
priated by item number one hundred and 
sixty-six of the general appropriation act, . 



District 
Attorneys. 



$600 00 



Service of the State Department of Health. 

190 For other services, including travelling expenses, 
supplies, materials and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars, the same to 
be in addition bo any appropriation heretofore 
made for the purjDose, 11,000 00 

190a For expenses of an investigation by the state 
department of health and the metropolitan 
water and sewerage board relative to water 
supply needs and resources and to the use of 
great ponds, for the balance of this fiscal year 
a sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred 
dollars, and there may be further expendi- 
tures incurred after November thirtieth in 
anticipation of an appropriation in the year 
nineteen hundred and twenty, on the same 
monthly basis of expenditures as is incurred 
during the current year, until such time as the 
legislature has made an appropriation or acted 
otherwise, 7,500 00 



State Depart- 
ment of 
Health. 



Total, 



$8,500 00 



Service of the Industrial Accident Board. 

237 For personal services of members of the board, 
secretaries, medical adviser, vocational di- 
rector and inspectors, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-two hundred and fifty dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any sum heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose, .... 



Industrial 

Accident 

Board. 



$2,250 00 



Service of the Board of Labor and Industries. 

243 For personal services of inspectors and expert 
investigators, and for salaries of clerks, stenog- 
raphers and other assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing ten thousand dollars, the same to be in ad- 
dition to the sum heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose, $10,000 00 



Board of 
Labor and 
Industries. 



288 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 242. 



Board of 
Labor and 
Industries. 



Item 

244 



246 



For travelling expenses of the members of the 
board, officers and employees, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any appropriation heretofore made 
for the purpose, $6,000 00 

For services other than personal, printing the 
annual report and the necessary office supplies 
and equipment, a sum not exceeding nineteen 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose, 1,900 00 

Total, $17,900 00 



Commissioner 
of Standards. 



Service of the Commissioner of Standords. 

254 For personal services of the inspectors, clerks and 
stenographers in the office, a sum not exceed- 
ing three hundred and sixty dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any appropriation hereto- 
fore made for the purpose, .... 



$360 00 



Fire Prevention 268 
Commissioner. 



Service of the Fire Prevention Commissioner. 

For other services, printing the annual report, 
office rent and for necessary supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any appropriation heretofore made for the pur- 
pose, and to be assessed upon cities and towns 
as authorized by chapter seven hundred and 
ninety-five of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, 



J,500 00 



Public Service 
Commission. 



Service of the Pid}lic Service Commission. 

281 In addition to the sum appropriated by item 
number two hundred and eighty-one of the 
general appropriation act for personal services 
of experts, transfers to this item are hereby 
made from certain items as follows: 

Item No. 276, the sum of thirty-five 
hundred dollars, $3,500 

Item No. 282, the sum of twenty-five 
hundred dollars, 2,500 

Item No. 283, the sum of three thou- 
sand dollars, 3,000 



$9,000 00 



District Police 
Department. 



Sennce of the District Police DejJortment. 

291a For the installation of new boilers and repairs 
for the police steamer " Lotis", a sum not ex- 
ceeding seven thousand dollars, 



$7,000 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 242. 



289 



Item 
294 



For travelling expenses of the building inspection 
department, a sum not exceeding eight hun- 
dred dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
appropriation heretofore made for the purpose, 

Total, 



District Police 
Department. 



$800 00 



$7,800 00 



Service of the Adjutant General. 

300 For personal services of office assistants, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any appropriation here- 
tofore made for the purpose, .... $200 00 

300a For the services of temporary clerks in furnishing 
information to the office of the treasurer and 
receiver general upon records of soldiers re- 
ceiving payments under chapter two hundred 
and eighty-three of the General Acts of the 
present year, a siun not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars, 1,000 00 

Total, $1,200 00 



Adjutant 
General. 



Service of the Quartermaster General. 

309 For the salaries of armorers and assistant 
armorers of first class amiories, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-four hundred dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any appropriation 
heretofore made for the purpose. 



Quartermaster 
General. 



$5,400 00 



Service of the Chief Surgeon. 

313 For personal services of the chief surgeon and his 
office assistants, a sum not exceeding eleven 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any appropriation heretofore made for the 
purpose, 



Chief Surgeon. 



L,100 00 



Service of the Commission on Waterways and Public Lands. 

329c For the expenses of an investigation relative to 
the feasibility of constructing a bridge or 
tunnel between Boston and East Boston, as 
authorized by chapter fifty-one of the resolves 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars, to be paid from the Harbor 
Compensation Fund, in addition to the sum of 
ten thousand dollars to be paid by the citv of 
Boston, " . $10,000 00 



Commission on 
Waterways and 
Public Lands. 



Commission. 



290 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 242. 



Service of the Highway Commission. 

Item 

Highway ^^ 336 For the state's proportion of the expenses au- 
thorized for special highway improvement, 
under the provisions of certain special acts of 
the present year, the sum of one hundred 
thousand dollars is hereby appropriated from 
the receipts from motor vehicle fees, provided 
that said receipts are sufficient to cover the 
expenditures above referred to, in addition to 
the appropriation made from that source of 
revenue in item number three hundred and 
thirty-six of the general appropriation act, and 
the highway commission is hereby authorized to 
expend any money contributed by the counties, 
cities and towns of the commonwealth and to 
anticipate assessments to be le\'ied upon any 
counties, cities and towns in the common- 
wealth for the improvement of highways under 
special acts of the current year, . . . $100,000 00 



Agriculture. 

Agriculture. 355(5 Por establishing demonstration sheep farms, as 
authorized by chapter two hundred and fifty- 
six of the General Acts of the present year, 
under the direction of the department of agri- 
culture, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars, $5,000 00 

Forestry. 
Forestry. 359^^ jtqj. ^]^g maintenance and operation of the Arthur 

Wharton Swann state forest, under the direc- 
tion and control of the state forester, a sum 
not exceediiig ten thousand dollars, . . $10,000 00 

Service of the Commissioners on Fisheries and Game. 

Commissioners 367 For services other than personal, including print- 
an/came!^ ing the annual report, travelling expenses and 
necessary office supphes and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any appropriation 
heretofore made for the purpose, . . . $2,500 00 
369 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 
twenty-seven hundred dollars, the same to be 
in addition to any appropriation heretofore 
made for the purpose, 2,700 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 242. 



291 



Item 

370b For the building of fishways around dams at 
Lawrence and Lowell on the Merrimack river, 
a sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars 
in addition to the sums previously appropri- 
ated, and subject to the conditions referred 
to in chapter two hundred and eleven of the 
Special Acts of the present year, 

Total, 



Commissioners 
on Fisheries 
and Game. 



$11,000 00 
$16,200 00 



Purgatory Chasm. 

372b For the purchase of land for the Purgatory 
Chasm state reservation, as authorized by 
chapter three hundred and twenty-seven of 
the General Acts of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand dollars. 



Purgatory 
Chasm state 
reservation. 



$5,000 00 



Service of the State Board of Charity. 

383 For temporar>^ aid given to state paupers and 
shipwrecked seamen by cities and towns, for 
the present year and previous years, a sum 
not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any appropriation hereto- 
fore made for the purpose, .... 



State Board of 
Charity. 



$50,000 00 



Service of the Institutions under the Supervision of the Commission on 
Mental Diseases. 

407b For the purchase of a tract of land known as the 
Brightman property for the Wrentham state 
school, with the approval of the commission on 
mental diseases, a sum not exceeding eight 
thousand dollars, $8,000 00 



Institutions 
under Super- 
vision of Com- 
mission on 
Mental 
Diseases. 



Service of the Trustees of the Norfolk State Hospital. 

410a For the purchase of certain land for the Norfolk 
state hospital, by the trustees thereof, with 
the approval of the governor and council, a 
sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, . . $500 00 



Trustees of 
Norfolk State 
Hospital. 



Service of the Commissioner of State Aid and Pensions. 

413 For personal services of agents, clerks, stenog- 
raphers and other assistants, a sum not exceed- 
irig three hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropri- 
ated for the purpose, . . . . " . . $300 00 



Commissioner 
of State Aid 
and Pensions. 



292 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 242. 



Expenses on 
Account of 
Wars. 



For Exvenses on Account of Wars. 

Item ' -^ 

417a For compensation of certain state employees in 
the military or naval service of the United 
States, as authorized by chapter three hundred 
and one of the General Acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty thousand dollars, 



$40,000 00 



Bureau of 
Prisons. 



Service of the Bureati of Prisons. 

419 For personal services of clerks, stenographers and 
agents, a sum not exceeding ten hundred and 
fifty dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the pur- 
pose, . . Sl,050 00 

From the appropriation made in item number 
three hundred and seventy-six for personal 
services of officers and employees of the divi- 
sion of adult poor of the state board of charity, 
there is hereby transferred the sum of nine 
hundred and fifty dollars which is to be added 
to item number four hundred and nineteen as 
mentioned above, to cover the salaries of cer- 
tain agents employed to transport the inmates 
of the state farm which has now been trans- 
ferred to the control of the bureau of prisons. 

422 For traveUing expenses of officers and employees 
of the bureau, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be in addition to the 
appropriation heretofore made for the purpose, 1,000 00 



Total, 



$2,050 00 



Massachusetts 

Training 

Schools. 



Service of the Massachusetts Training Schools. 

434 For the maintenance of the industrial school for 
boys, to cover damage done by a recent fire, a 
sum not exceeding ten thousand four hundred 
dollars, the same to be in addition to the appro- 
priation heretofore made for the purpose, . $10,400 00 

434a For completing the construction and furnishing 
of a new cottage for thirty boys and attendants 
at the industrial school for boys, a sum not 
exceeding three thousand dollars, the same to 
be in addition to any appropriation heretofore 
made for the purpose, 3,000 00 



Total, 



$13,400 00 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 242. 



293 



Item 

438 



Maintenance of Institutions under the Bureau of Prisons 

For the maintenance of the state prison, a sum 
not exceeding seventy-eight hundred and 
seventy dollars, and the further sum of one 
thousand dollars to repair damage done by fire, 
both sums to be in addition to the sums hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose, . 
438a For engineering studies, preparation of plans and 
other expenses required by chapter fifty of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For the maintenance of the Massachusetts re- 
formatory, a sum not exceeding fifty-six hun- 
dred and ten dollars, the same to be in addi- 
tion to any appropriation heretofore made for 
the purpose, 

For the maintenance of the reformatory^ for 
women, a sum not exceeding thirty-one hun- 
dred and ten dollars, the same to be in addi- 
tion to any appropriation heretofore made for 
the purpose, 



440 



441 



Institutions 
under Bureau 
of Prisons. 



,870 00 



2,500 00 



5,610 00 



3,110 OO 



Total, 



$20,090 00 



Service of the Board of Education. 

448a For expenses of the department of university 
extension under the control of the state board 
of education, in carrying out the purposes of 
chapter two hundred and ninety-five of the 
General Acts of the present year relative to 
Americanization, a sum not exceeding ten 

thousand dollars, $10,000 00 

For increases allowed on account of deficits 
in allotments for coal, due to higher prices than 
were anticipated, at the following normal 
schools : 

458 Fitchburg, a sum not exceeding four thousand 

dollars, . 4,000 00 

464 Lowell, a sum not exceeding sixteen hundred 

dollars, 1,600 00 

465 North Adams, a sum not exceeding six hundred 

and twenty dollars, 620 00 

468 Westfield, a sum not exceeding ten hundred and 
thirty dollars, severally to be in addition to the 
amount heretofore appropriated for the pur- 
pose, 1,030 00 



Board of 
Education. 



State normal 
schools. 



Total, 



$17,250 00 



294 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 242. 



Commission 
for the Blind. 



Service of the Commission for the Blind. 

Item 

489a For aiding the adult blind, by the commission for 
the bUnd, as authorized by chapter fortj^-eight 
of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars, . . . $10,000 00 

489b For the expenses of the investigation authorized by 
chapterforty-eight of the resolves of thepresent 
year, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, 500 00 

Total, $10,500 00 



Heimbursing 
cities and 
towns for loss 
of taxes on state 
institutions. 



Cavanaugh 
Brothers Horse 
Company. 



Annette C. 
Gray. 



Joseph St. 
Martin. 



Millard 
Custance. 



Walter L. 
Wedger. 



Helen M. 
Guy ton. 



Ella M. 
Herter. 



Miscellaneous. 

507 For reimbursing cities and towns for loss of taxes 
on land used for state institutions, as certified 
by the tax commissioner, for the fiscal year 
ending November thirtieth, nineteen hundred 
and nineteen, a sum not exceeding eleven hun- 
dred seventy-three dollars and forty-four cents, 
the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose, . . $1,173 44 

For Cavanaugh Brothers Horse Company, sub- 
ject to the conditions imposed by chapter 
sixty-three of the resolves of the present year, 
the sum of four hundred and fifty-three dollars, 453 00 

For Annette C. Gray, widow of Charles F. Gray, 
as authorized by chapter sixty-five of the re- 
solves of the present year, the sum of sixteen 
hundred sixty-six dollars and sixty-six cents, . 1,666 66 

For reimbursement to Joseph St. Martin, em- 
ployed in the tax commissioner's office, for 
damages caused Ijy a nuiaway horse, the sum 
of twenty-five dollars and forty cents, . . 25 40 

For Millard Custance of Chnton, as reimburse- 
ment for medical and surgical expenses in- 
curred by reason of an injury sustained while 
in the employ of the highway commission, the 
sum of four hundred and sixteen dollars, . 416 00 

For Walter L. Wedger, as reimbursement for 
surgical operation and medical attendance 
caused by an accident at the district pohce 
laboratory, the sum of fifty-four dollars, . . 54 00 

For Helen M. Guyton, to reimburse her for 
medical and other expenses incurred by reason 
of injuries received while in the perfomiance 
of duty as an employee of the trustees of the 
Massachusetts training schools, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred and eighty dollars, . 180 00 

■ For Ella M. Herter, subject to the provisions 
of chapter sixty-eight of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding four hun- 
dred and fifty dollars, 450 00 



Total, 



1,418 50 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 242. 



295 



Item 

509 



Metropolitan Districts. 

For maintenance of park reservations, a sum not 
exceeding forty-five thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any appropriation hereto- 
fore made for the purpose, .... 

509b For certain pensions and annuities, a sum not 
exceeding seven hundred dollars, the same to 
be in addition to any sum heretofore ap- 
propriated for the purpose, .... 

512a For payments due the town of Watertown, as 
authorized by chapter two hundred and eighty- 
five of the General Acts of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, . 

Total, 



Metropolitan 
Districts. 



S45,000 00 



roo 00 



30,000 00 
S75,700 00 



Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board. 

514 For the maintenance and operation of a system 
of sewage disposal for the south metropolitan 
district, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any sum 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose, 



Metropolitan- 
Water and 
Sewerage 
Board. 



$5,000 00 



Deficiencies. 

For deficiencies in certain appropriations of 
previous j'ears, in certain items, as follows: 



Deficiencies. 



Blue Book. 

For printing and binding the blue book edition 
of the acts and resolves, the further sum of 
three hundred and seven dollars and sixty- 
three cents, 



Blue Book. 



$307 63 



Income Tax Division. 

For certain travelling expenses incurred in the 
year nineteen hundred and eighteen, the sum 
of thirty-five dollars and twenty-five cents, . 



Income Tax 
Division. 



35 25 



Manual for the General Court. 

For printing the manual for the general court, 
the sum of ninety-eight dollars and sixty-eight 
cents, 



Manual for 
General Court. 



98 68 



Department of Agricidture. 

For expenses and operation of farm machinery, 
the further sum of one hundred thirty-seven 
dollars and sixteen cents, 



Department of 
Agriculture. 



137 16 



296 Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 242. 



Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

Massachusetts For maintenance of the Massachusetts Agricul- 

Coiiege. ^^^ tural College for the year nineteen hundred 

and eighteen, the sum of eight hundred eighty- 
eight dollars and seventy-nine cents, . . $888 79 



Total, $1,467 51 

Section 3. 

Paynients to Yov the purposB of making payments to soldiers, 

under authority of chapter two hundred and 
eleven of the General Acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, in excess of appropria- 
tions and authorizations heretofore made for 
the purpose, the treasurer and receiver general 
is hereby authorized to pay from the proceeds 
of the loan authorized by chapter two hundred 
and eighty-three of the General Acts of the 
present year, and acts in addition thereto and 
amendment thereof, a sum not exceeding two 

hundred thousand doUars, $200,000 00 

General Fund, $728,036 01 

Special Receipts, 480,700 00 



Grand Total, . . . $1,208,736 01 

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

Approved July 24, 1919. 



RESOLVES 



1919 



RESOLVES. 



Resolve extending the time within which the super- (jjinj) i 

VISOR OF administration MAY REPORT ON THE INVESTI- 
GATION OF THE COMPENSATION AND WORKING CONDITIONS 
OF THE OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE COMMONWEALTH 
AND IN THE SEVERAL COUNTIES THEREOF. 

Resolved, That the time within which the supervisor of Time extended 
administration is required to file his report, under chapter supervisor of 
eighty-six of the resolves of nineteen hundred and eighteen, relative to '°" 
relative to the classification of positions held by judicial etoToToffidais 
and certain state and county officials and employees, into orcommon-''* 
services, groups and grades, and to standardizing salary rates wealth, etc. 
and ranges, be extended to the fifteenth day of February in 
the current year. Approved January 16, 1919. 

Resolve confirming the acts of j. Joseph cooper of rhnrt 2 

BROCKTON AS A NOTARY PUBLIC. 

Resolved, That the acts of J. Joseph Cooper of Brockton Acts of j. 
as a notary public, between the twenty-ninth day of August asa notary "'"^ 
and the eighteenth day of September in the year nineteen Srmed. 
hundred and eighteen, are hereby confirmed and made valid 
to the same extent as if during that time he had been quali- 
fied to discharge the duties of the said oflSce. 

Approved January 31, 1919. 

Resolve providing for the current expenses of the Chav 3 

COMMISSIONERS APPOINTED TO CONSOLIDATE AND ARRANGE 
THE GENERAL LAWS. 

Resolved, That the commissioners for consolidating and J^xpenditures 

,1 1 1 , , n , ° by commis- 

arrangmg the general laws, under chapter forty-three of the '^'""''•^^ fo"-. 
resolves of nineteen hundred and sixteen, are hereby author- anTarrang"ng. 
ized to expend during the month of January of the current &""*"'''' 
year a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars. 

Approved February 7, 1919. 



300 



Resolves, 1919. — Chaps, 4, 5, 6. 



Chap. 4 Resolve to provide for an investigation by the metro- 
politan WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD AS TO THE PRAC- 
TICABILITY OF UTILIZING THE WATER POWER OF THE 
METROPOLITAN WATER SUPPLY. 



Investigation 
as to practica- 
bility of 
utilizing water 
power of the 
metropolitan 
water supply. 



Resolved, That the metropolitan water and sewerage 
board be directed to make an investigation as to the prac- 
ticability of utilizing, for the manufacture of electricity or 
other purposes, the force of the water flowing from the 
sources and storage basins of the metropolitan system into 
the reservoirs in or adjacent to the cities and towns in which 
the water is used, designating the points at which the water 
power should be taken. The board shall report to the present 
general court not later than May first. 

Approved Fehniary 28, 1919. 



Oiap, 5 Resolve in favor of the widow and child of john j. 

McCarthy. 



In favor of 
widow and 
child of John 
J. McCarthy.. 



Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury 
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 of their 
duties, the sum of one thousand dollars to Mary A. 
McCarthy, widow of John J. McCarthy, for the benefit of 
herself and her child, the said John J. McCarthy having 
died on July twentieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, 
from injuries received at a fire on the fourth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, while in the discharge of 
his duties as a fireman in the service of the city of Boston. 

Approved March 26, 1919. 



'Chap. 



6 Resolve further to extend the time for the improve- 
ment OF A CERTAIN PART OF THE TAUNTON RIVER. 



Time extended 
for improve- 
ment of cer- 
tain part of 
Taunton river. 



Resolved, That the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, 
provided by chapter seven hundred and sixteen of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and fourteen, and by chapter eighty of 
the resolves of nineteen hundred and sixteen, for the improve- 
ment for navigation of that part of the Taunton river extend- 
ing from Fall River to Weir Village in Taunton, and for 
payment for land purchased or taken, for land damages and 
other claims, and for the privilege of depositing material on 
land and flats of and adjoining the river, shall be available 



Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 7, 8, 9. 301 

for the purposes and subject to the conditions stated in said 
chapter seven hundred and sixteen for the period of three 
years after the passage of this resolve, notwithstanding the 
provisions of section thirty-one of chapter six of the Revised 
Laws and the amendments thereof. 

Approved March 28, 1919. 

Resolve authorizing the commissioners of the massa- Chap. 7 

CHUSETTS NAUTICAL SCHOOL TO REIMBURSE OFFICERS AND 
CADETS OF THE TRAINING SHIP " NANTUCKET " FOR CERTAIN 
LOSSES SUSTAINED BY THEM. 

Resolved, That the commissioners of the Massachusetts Reimbursement 
nautical school are hereby authorized to pay out of the ap- cadets of 
propriation for the maintenance of the school the sum of -"^NantuckeT" 
two hundred and seventy-three dollars and five cents to iosgers\tstained 
reimburse and compensate in full the officers and cadets ^y t*^*^"^- 
of the training ship "Nantucket" for losses sustained by 
them in the performance of their duty in rescue work follow- 
ing the tank explosion at the North End park, Boston, on 
January fifteenth, nineteen hundred and nineteen. 

Approved April 4, 1919. 

Resolve relative to the appropriation for the iai- Qliap^ g 

PROVEMENT OF BEVERLY HARBOR. 

Resolved, That the sum of fifty thousand dollars allowed fo^hnprovl-" 
bv chapter one hundred and thirtv-eight of the resolves of "«"* p^ , , 

1,1,™ PI* e Beverly harbor 

nmeteen hundred and fourteen for the miprovement or to continue to 
Beverly harbor shall continue to be available for the pur- etc. 
poses, and subject to the conditions, stated in the said resolve 
for the period of three years after the passage of this resolve. 

Approved April 9, 1919. 

Resolve providing for a report by the state depart- Chap. 9 

MENT OF HEALTH RELATIVE TO THE POLLUTION OF THE 
CHARLES RIVER. 

Resolved, That the state department of health be hereby investigation 
authorized and directed to investigate and report upon tion of charies 
the sanitary condition of the bed, banks and waters of "^'*'^' 
Charles river and its tributaries above the Charles river 
dam. The department shall ascertain whether the condi- 
tion of said river or its tributaries, or the banks thereof, is 
now, or is likely to become, injurious or dangerous to the 



302 



Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 10, 11. 



public health by reason of the entrance of sewage or of 
refuse from factories, or from other causes; and if it finds 
that any circumstances injurious or dangerous to the public 
health exist, it shall present a report with recommenda- 
tions to the general court on or before the tenth day of Jan- 
uary in the year nineteen hundred and twenty. 

Approved April 16, 1919. 



Chap. 10 Resolve directing the commission on waterways and 

PUBLIC lands to estimate THE COST OF MAKING CERTAIN 
IMPROVEMENTS IN BELLE ISLE INLET. 



Estimating 
of cost of mak- 
ing certain 
improvements 
in Belle Isle 
inlet. 



Expenditures. 



Resolved, That the commission on waterways and pub- 
lic lands be hereby authorized and directed to make a survey 
of Belle Isle inlet in the vicinity of the bridge of the Boston, 
Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad Company and the state 
highway at Bennington street crossing said inlet, and of 
that part of said inlet extending easterly and southeasterly 
from said state highway to the bridge at Saratoga street, and 
to prepare plans for the purpose of estimating the probable 
cost of carrying into effect the work described in chapter 
six hundred and sixty-seven of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twelve, and also the probable cost of constructing dikes, 
of dredging a basin for a landing stage and for mooring small 
boats, of dredging said inlet from said state highway easterly 
and southeasterly to the bridge across the inlet at Saratoga 
street, and of depositing the dredged material on the borders 
of the inlet. 

For the purposes of this resolve the commission may 
expend a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars from the 
appropriation for the improvement, development and pro- 
tection of rivers and harbors, tidewaters and foreshores 
within the commonwealth as provided in item number three 
hundred and twenty-three of the general budget act of the 
current year. Approved April 16, 1919. 



Chap. 11 Resolve to extend the time within which the com- 
missioners FOR consolidating AND ARRANGING THE 
GENERAL LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH ARE REQUIRED 
TO MAKE THEIR FINAL REPORT.- 

Resolved, That the time within which the commissioners 
for consolidating and arranging the general laws of the com- 
monwealth, appointed under authority of chapter forty- 



Time extended 
for final report 
of commis- 
sioners for 
consolidating 



Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 12, 13. 30^ 

three of the resolves of nineteen hundred and sixteen, are and arranging 
required to make their final report to the general court is laws, etc 
hereby extended to the fifteenth day of October, nineteen 
hundred and nineteen, for the following purposes : — They 
shall carefully collect under different titles and chapters 
upon the plan and general form of the Revised Laws, all 
acts and parts of acts relating to the same subject, including 
the acts of the current year; and shall execute the said con- 
solidation and arrangement in such manner as, in their 
judgment, will render the laws thus consolidated most con- 
cise and intelligible. They may suggest substantive changes 
in the said laws, such suggestions to be made to the gen- 
eral court on or before May fifteenth, nineteen hundred and 
nineteen. They shall complete the said consolidation and 
arrangement and present their final report in print on or 
before October fifteenth, nineteen hundred and nineteen, 
and file the same with the clerk of the senate. 

Ajyproved April 18, 1919. 



Resolve providing for the payment of a sum of money Chap. 12 

TO JAMES V. HENNESSEY OF CONCORD. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the Payment to 
treasury of the commonwealth, upon vouchers approved H^tfessey. 
by the director of prisons, to James V, Hennessey of Con- 
cord, a sum not exceeding one hundred and twenty-five dol- 
lars, to reimburse him for expenses and obligations incurred 
because of injuries sustained by him while in the performance 
of his duty at the Massachusetts reformatory, said sum to 
be paid from item numbered four hundred and forty of the 
general budget act of the current year for the maintenance 
of the Massachusetts reformatory. 

Approved April 18, 1919. 

Resolve relative to bonds required of certain public Qhav 13 

OFFICIALS and EMPLOYEES. 

Resolved, That the treasurer and receiver general, the Report to be 
auditor and the attorney-general are hereby requested to con- Ci'bond!^*"'^ 
sider the matter of bonds now required by law to be given ^ert'ain'^ ubUc 
bv officials and emplovees of the commonwealth, or by any officials and 
other person, the cost of which is borne by the common- 
wealth. They shall report a list of all such officials, em- 
ployees and persons, the positions held by them, the amount 



304 Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 14, 15. 

of their bonds and the premium actually payable thereon^ 
and shall recommend any changes in the laws which they 
may deem advisable for saving unnecessary expense to the 
commonwealth. They may also consider the propriety of 
requiring the premium on bonds for certain county officials 
to be paid out of the county treasury. They shall report 
their findings and recommendations to the next general 
court, not later than the fifteenth day of January. 

Approved April 24, 1919. 

Chap. 14 Resolve extending the time for the report of the 

STATE department OF HEALTH UPON THE COST OF A SEWER- 
AGE SYSTEM TO PREVENT THE POLLUTION OF THE MYSTIC 
LAKES IN THE TOWNS OF ARLINGTON AND WINCHESTER 
AND THE CITY OF MEDFORD. 

k.l™report a?"^ ^^^olwd, That thc time within which the state depart- 
to cost of ment of health shall report to the general court upon the cost 
system to of a scwcragc system to prevent the pollution of the Mystic 
fioTof Mystic lakes in the towns of Arlington and Winchester and the 
akes, etc. ^j^^ ^^ Mcdford, as required by chapter thirty-four of the 
resolves of nineteen hundred and eighteen, is hereby extended 
to the second Wednesday in January of the year nineteen 
hundred and twenty. Approved April 30, 1919. 

Chap. 15 Resolve providing for a report by the state depart- 
ment OF health relative to the pollution of black- 
stone RIVER. 

Investigation Resolved, That the state department of health is herebv 

as to pollution ,. , . . . , • ,; 

of Biackstone dircctcd to mvcstigatc and report upon the sanitary condi- 
tion of the bed, banks and waters of Biackstone river and of 
the streams tributary or adjacent thereto in any city or town 
bordering upon said river or streams. The department shall 
ascertain whether the condition of said river or streams, or 
of the banks thereof, is injurious or dangerous to the public 
health by reason of deposits of sewage or of refuse from 
factories, or from other causes; and if the department finds 
that any circumstances injurious or dangerous to the public 
health exist by reason of deposits of objectionable matter or 
from other cause, it shall recommend a plan or plans for the 
removal of the cause and shall report the same to the next 
general court on or before the tenth day of January. 

Approved April 30, 1919. 



river. 



Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 16, 17, 18. 305 



Resolve in favor of Tm^ wroow of irving b. harding. Chap. 16 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the Metro- in favor of 
politan Parks Maintenance Fund, as provided by item five TrvingB. 
hundred and nine of the general appropriation act of the ^^'''^'"g- 
current year, the sum of eighty-two dollars and twenty-six 
cents for the purpose of paying a pension to the widow of 
Irving B. Harding, a former police officer of the metropoli- 
tan park commission who was killed in the performance of 
his duty, this sum being for the payment of the said pension 
from the death of said Harding to the first day of December, 
nineteen hundred and eighteen. Approved May 1, 1919. 

Resolve providing for a report by the commission on Qhav. 17 

WATERWAYS AND PUBLIC LANDS RELATIVE TO THE IMPROVE- 
MENT OF MYSTIC, MALDEN AND NEPONSET RIVERS AND 
CHELSEA CREEK. 

Resolved, That the commission on waterways and public investigation 
lands be hereby directed to make the necessary examina- men° '(^ Myltic, 
tions, surveys, plans and estimates of cost for improving for Nepon"e't"'^ 
navigation and for promoting and serving commercial, in- che[lea"c'!^eek 
dustrial and other interests, the following waters: Mystic 
river and its tributaries so far as the dam at Graddock bridge 
in the city of Medford; Maiden river and its tributaries; 
Chelsea creek and its tributaries; Neponset river from the 
proposed new bridge at Neponset avenue to the dam at Mil- 
ton Lower Mills. The commission may expend such amount 
as the general court may appropriate for the above purpose, 
and shall report the results of its investigation, in print, to 
the next general court not later than the first Wednesday in 
January. Approved May 1, 1919. 

Resolve providing for the payment of a sum of money (Jhn^i 18 

TO MARGARET L. SHERWOOD, MOTHER OF ROSWELL B. 
STEVENS. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the Payment to 
treasury of the commonwealth to Margaret L. Sherwood, lifoi^wJ^d?'' 
from the annual appropriation for the compensation of cer- Rosweii b. 
tain public employees for injuries sustained in the course of Stevens. 
their employment, the sum of four hundred dollars annually, 
payable in quarterly instalments for the term of nine and 
one half years, on account of the loss of her minor son, Ros- 



306 Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 19, 20, 21. 

well B. Stevens, who died as the result of injuries received 
by him on the seventeenth day of January in the current 
year, while in the discharge of his duties in the food and 
drug division of the state department of health. 

Ayproved May 5, 191.9. 

Chap. 19 Resolve in favor of the widow and children of james 

GIBBONS. 

In favor of Resolwd, That there be allowed and paid out of the 

children of trcasury of the commonwealth, from the aporopriation 

James Gibbons. i "i • .lI j. i? j.1 jT i? i • 

made durmg the current year tor the payment or claims 
arising from the death of firemen killed or injured in the 
discharge of their duties, the sum of one thousand dollars, 
to Mary J. Gibbons widow of James Gibbons, for the benefit 
of herself and her minor children, the said James Gibbons 
having died from injuries received by him on the twenty- 
eighth day of August in the year nineteen hundred and 
eighteen while in the discharge of his duties as a lieutenant 
in the fire department of the city of Revere. 

Ajij^roved May 7, 1919. 

Chap. 20 Resolve to authorize the city of taunton to pay a 

SUM of money to the next of kin of MARY JANE FLYNN. 

Taunton ma Resolved, That the city of Taunton may pay the sum of 

Day money to five huudrcd dollars to the next of kin of Mary Jane Flynn 

Mary Jane of Tauutou who was iu the cmploy of the Taunton state 

^""' hospital, but who died as the result of sickness contracted 

while temporarily in the service of said city. 

Approved May 9, 1919. 

Chap. 21 Resolve in favor of the widow of maurice .w. finn of 

REVERE. 

In favor of Resolvcd, That there be allowed and paid out of the Metro- 

MaurTc^w. poUtau Parks Maintenance Fund an annuity not exceeding 
^^°^' six hundred dollars to Annie L. Finn of Revere, widow of 

Lieutenant Maurice W. Finn of the metropolitan park police 
who received an injury on the tenth day of September, nine- 
teen hundred and seventeen, while in the performance of 
his duty, which hastened his death on the following twenty- 
first day of November, the annuity to begin on the first day 
of March, nineteen hundred and nineteen, and to be paid 
in equal quarterly instalments to the said Annie L. Finn for 



Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 22, 23, 24. 307 

the benefit of herself and her minor children. Should she 
remarry or die the annuity shall be paid to her said minor 
children until the youngest reaches the age of sixteen years. 
Payments on account of this annuity for the current fiscal 
year shall be made from item five hundred and nine of the 
general appropriation act for the maintenance of park reser- 
vations. Approved May 14, 1919. 



Resolve in favor of the construction of a state Chap. 22 

ARMORY IN the CITY OF QUINCY. 



In favor of 
construction of 



Resolved, That, upon the reorganization of the national 
guard or of the state militia, however the same mav be a state armory 
designated, the armory commissioners be advised to con- Quincy. 
struct in the city of Quincy the first armory constructed 
by them after the said reorganization, provided that there 
is then existing in the said city a unit of the national guard, 
state militia or whatever military force may be substituted 
therefor. Approved May 15, 1919. 

Resolve to provide for an investigation relative Chav- 23 
TO the storage of illuminating gas in the CITY of 

BOSTON. 

Resolved, That the board of gas and electric light com- investigation 
missioners be directed to inquire into the subject-matter of i\°um'ina"ting 
of house bill numbered twelve hundred and ninet\'-one, gf i" "ty 

. • . ' of Boston. 

entitled "An Act relative to the storage of illuminating 
gas in the city of Boston", and to report the results of its 
investigation, with recommendations of such legislation as 
it may deem expedient, to the next general court on or before 
the first Wednesday in January. 

Approved May 15, 1919. 

Resolve in favor of the trustees of the soldiers' Chap. 24 

HOME IN MASSACHUSETTS. 

Resolved, That the appropriation made in item four hun- in favor of 
dred and seventeen of the general appropriation act of the soid\ere''Home 
current year, for the maintenance of the Massachusetts Sol- "et^s"'**'''^^"' 
diers' Home, be allowed and paid out of the treasury of the 
commonwealth in equal quarterly instalments, beginning 
on the first day of December in the year nineteen hundred 
and eighteen, to the trustees of the Soldiers' Home in Massa- 
chusetts. Approved May 16, 1919. 



308 Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 25, 26, 27. 



Chap. 25 Resolve to authorize the pensioning of Patrick e. 

BARRY, A former POLICE OFFICER OF THE METROPOLITAN 
PARK COMMISSION. 

PatricT^K °^ Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the Metro- 
auSorized poHtan Parks Maintenance Fund, as provided by item num- 
bered five hundred and nine of the general appropriation 
act, to Patrick E. Barry, a former police officer of the metro- 
politan park police and now retired because of disability, 
such pension as he would have received had he continued 
in the said service and been retired under chapter four 
hundred and fifty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
nine, and amendments thereof. 

Approved May 23, 1919. 



Chap. 26 Resolve in favor of the widow of allen a. david. 
In favor of Resolvcd, That there be allowed and paid out of the 

widow of Allen ni ■n/r-T-iT-»'if» 

A. David. trcasury of the commonwealth to Mane E. David of Taun- 
ton, widow of Allen A. David, who died of disease con- 
tracted by him in the month of January, nineteen hundred 
and nineteen, while in the discharge of his duties as a 
deputy of the commissioners on fisheries and game, by 
whom he had been employed for nearly eleven years, the 
balance of the salary which he would have received had 
he lived and served as such deputy until the end of the cur- 
rent year. The said sum shall be paid from item numbered 
three hundred and sixty-nine of the general budget act of 
the current year for personal services of deputies and for 
other expenses of the said commissioners. 

Approved May 27, 1919. 



Chap. 27 Resolve in favor of the widow of john bush. 
In favor of Resolved, There be allowed and paid out of the treasury 

John Bush. of the commonwealth to Crissie A. Bush, widow of John 
Bush, who was employed at the time of his death as a mes- 
senger in the department of the sergeant-at-arms, the re- 
mainder of the salary to which he would have been entitled 
had he lived to perform duty as messenger until the end 
of the present fiscal year. The said sum shall be paid from 
item numbered ten of the general budget act of the current 



I 



Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 28, 29, 30. 309 

year for the salaries of assistant door-keepers and mes- 
sengers for the senate and house of representatives, with the 
approval of the sergeant-at-arms. 

Approved May 29, 1919. 



Resolve providing for an investigation by the board Chav 28 
OF education relative to the purchase of land for 

THE use of the STATE NORMAL SCHOOL AT LOWELL. 

Resolved, That the board of education be authorized and investigation 

T 1 • • 1 p •! •!• 1 1 • 1 •!• PI as to purchase 

directed to investigate the leasibility and desirability oi the of land for use 
purchase of land for the use of the state normal school at normal school. 
Lowell. The board shall report to the next general court not 
later than January fifteenth, and shall accompany its report 
with the draft of any legislation which it may recommend. 

Approved June 4, 1919. 



Resolve providing for an investigation by the state (Jhav 29 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AS TO THE POLLUTION OF TAUNTON 
RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES. 

Resolved, That the state department of health is hereby investigation 
directed to investigate and report to the next general court, of TaSnton'"" 
on or before the first Wednesday of January, what action 
is necessary in order properly to dispose of the sewage and 
manufacturing waste now discharged into Taunton river or 
its tributaries; also what action is necessary to prevent the 
discharge of sewage or other matter therein injurious to the 
fish in the Taunton river or any of its tributaries. The report 
shall contain drafts of such legislation, if any, as, in the opin- 
ion of the department, may be necessary to prevent the con- 
tinued pollution of the said river and its tributaries. 

Approved June 4, 1919. 



river and its 
tributaries. 



Resolve granting annuities to samantha talbot and ni^nj. qq 

DELIA DAILEY OF AGAWAM. * 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury Annuities to 
of the commonwealth, in equal quarterly instalments, an- la^bofand 
nuities of one hundred and fifty dollars each, for the term D^iia Daiiey. 
of five years, beginning April first, nineteen hundred and 
nineteen, to Samantha Talbot and Delia Dailey of Agawam, 
children of the late Eli and Saloma Burr, members of the 



310 



Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 31, 32, 33. 



Investigation 
as to value of 
property of 
educational 
institutions, 
etc., which is 
exempt from 
taxation. 



Oneida tribe of Indians. The said annuities, for the current 
year, shall be payable from item numbered one hundred and 
twelve of the general appropriation act. 

Approved June 4, 1919. 

Chap. 31 Resolve providing for an investigation by tiie 

DIRECTOR OF THE BrREAU OF STATISTICS AS TO THE 
VALUE OF THE PROPERTY OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS 
WHICH IS EXEMPT FROM TAXATION. 

Resolved, That the director of the bureau of statistics is 
hereby directed to ascertain the assessed value of the land 
now owned by each private charitable or educational institu- 
tion in each city or town in the commonwealth, which is 
used for charitable or educational purposes and is exempt 
from taxation, and the assessed value of the land acquired 
by every such institution since January first, nineteen hun- 
dred and sixteen, and exempt from taxation, to collate the 
said data, and to report the same to the next general court 
on or before the first Wednesday of January. 

Approved June 10, 1919. 

Chap. 32 Resolve authorizing the payment of an annuity to 

BERTHA M. GUENTHER OF DRACUT. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth to Bertha M. Guenther of Dracut, 
beginning with the first day of January in the year nineteen 
hundred and nineteen, an annuity of one hundred and 
eighty dollars for the term of ten years, payable in equal 
quarterly instalments. The said annuity is granted on 
account of the death of her husband which was caused by a 
wound from a rifle bullet fired by a member of the militia of 
the commonwealth while engaged in target practice in the 
town of Dracut in June, nineteen hundred and one, the 
annuity to cease upon her death or remarriage. The said 
annuity, for the current year, shall be payable from item 
numbered one hundred and twelve of the general appropria- 
tion act. Approved Jmie 12, 1919. 



Annmty to 
Bertha M. 
Guenther. 



Chap. 33 Resolve in favor of marian c. burrows, widow of 

CHARLES T. BURROWS. 

wk[oX°of°^ Resolved, That, beginning with the first day of January in 

Charles T. ^^ y^r^j. nineteen hundred and nineteen, there be allowed 

Burrows. ». .v. ,r , 

and paid out of the treasury or the commonwealth an annuity 



Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 34. 311 

of five hundred dollars for the term of five years, payable in 
equal quarterly instalments, to Marian C. Burrows, widow 
of Charles T. Burrows, who was killed while in the service 
of the commonwealth as a member of the state guard, the 
annuity to cease if she remarries within the said period. The 
said annuity, for the current year, shall be payable from 
item numbered one hundred and twelve of the general 
appropriation act. Approved June 12, 1919. 

Resolve granting a county tax for the county of Chav. 34 

BARNSTABLE. 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated Barnstable'' 
for the expenses of the county of Barnstable, for the year 
nineteen hundred and nineteen: — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding eleven 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 
sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding eight 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 ex-penses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand one hundred 
dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand seven hundred 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 four thousand dollars. 



312 Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 35. 

County tax, FoF hiffhwavs, iiicludinsr state highways, bridges and land 

Barnstable. , ° ^ , ,. •^'^j^i i n i 

damages, a sum not exceedmg nmeteen tnousand live hun- 
dred dollars. 

For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand five hundred dollars. 

For hospital or sanatorium, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
two thousand dollars. 

For 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 maimer provided by law, the sum of 
ninet3^-six thousand dollars, to be expended, together with 
the cash balance on hand and the receipts from other sources, 
for the above purposes. Apiwoved June 12, 1919. 



Chap. 35 Resolve granting a county tax for the county of 

BERKSHIRE. 

Coun^ty uix, Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated 

for the expenses of the county of Berkshire, for the year 
nineteen hundred and nineteen: — 

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 seventeen thousand five hundred dol- 
lars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing six thousand two hundred and fifty dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-nine thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not exceed- 
ing nine thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding four thousand five hundred 
dollars. 



Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 36. 313 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding County tax, 
two thousand dollars. ^'^^''^'^""• 

For building county buildings, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding seven thousand five hundred dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 
dollars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred 
dollars. 

For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars. 

For a hospital or sanatorium, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. 

For the care and maintenance of Greylock state reserva- 
tion, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars. 

For the care and maintenance of Mount Everett state 
reservation, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding one thousand one 
hundred 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 ninety-nine thousand seven hundred ninety- 
eight dollars and five cents, to be expended, together with 
the cash balance on hand and the receipts from other sources, 
for the above purposes. Approved June 12, 1919. 

Resolve granting a county tax for the county of QJiar) 36 

BRISTOL. 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated b°j^"oY *^' 
for the expenses of the county of Bristol, for the year nine- 
teen hundred and nineteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
two thousand dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
three thousand five hundred dollars. 



314 Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 36. 

County tax, YoT Salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 

law, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-four thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding seventy-six thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred and ten 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 ex'penses 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-nine thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding twenty-six thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding six thousand one 
hundred dollars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent ex-penses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars. 

For agricultural school, a sum not exceeding thirty-five 
thousand dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
four hundred and sixt.y-three thousand four hundred dollars, 
to be expended, together with the cash balance on hand 
and the receipts from other sources, for the above purposes. 

Approved June 12, 1919. 



Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 37. 315 



Resolve granting a county tax for the county of Chap. 37 

DUKES COUNTY. 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated County tax, 
for the expenses of the county of Dukes County, for the year 
nineteen hundred and nineteen : — 

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 three thousand seventy 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 six hundred dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six 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 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 two hundred dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
two hundred dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding eight 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 one thousand three hundred dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding five thousand two hundred 
dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding eight 
hundred and fifty dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 



316 Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 38. 

Du^kes^ofuAt current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
fifteen thousand seven hundred and fifty-six dollars and 
thirty-five cents, to be expended, together with the cash 
balance on hand and the receipts from other sources, for the 
above purposes. Approved June 12, 1919. 

Chap. 38 Resolve granting a county tax for the county of 

ESSEX. 

Ess"ex!^ ^^^' Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated 

for the expenses of the county of Essex, for the year nine- 
teen hundred and nineteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding seventy 
thousand dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred seventy-eight thousand five hundred 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 thirty-nine thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred and two thousand five hun- 
dred dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-three thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not exceed- 
ing forty-five thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding fifty-nine thousand dollars. 

For trial justices, a sum not exceeding five thousand six 
hundred dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, 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 
nine thousand five hundred 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 fifty-three thousand dollars. 



Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 39. 317 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land County tax, 
damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred eighty thousand 
dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding six thousand 
dollars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding forty-five thou- 
sand dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding twenty-six thousand twenty dol- 
lars and fifty cents. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding two thousand five hun- 
dred dollars. 

For the maintenance of the independent agricultural 
school, a sum not exceeding sixty-two thousand dollars. 

For the equipment of the independent agricultural school, 
a sum not exceeding three 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 and seventy-three 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 June 12, 1919. 

Resolve granting a county tax for the county of QJiap^ 39 

rR.\NKLIN. 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated FrankUn^' 
for the expenses of the county of Franklin, for the year nine- 
teen hundred and nineteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand two hundred dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding eleven thousand six hundred ninety 
dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing four thousand five 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 
exceeding twenty thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not exceed- 
ing three thousand dollars. 



318 Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 40. 

County tax, YoT civil cxpcnses in the supreme judicial and superior 

courts, a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty 
dollars. 

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 one thousand five hundred dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding five thousand five hundred dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding forty thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding four hundred 
dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding three hundred sixty-four dollars 
and sixtj'-seven cents. 

For Mount Sugar Loaf state reservation, a sum not exceed- 
ing one thousand five hundred dollars. 

For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars. 

For a hospital or sanatorium, a sum not exceeding four 
thousand ninety-nine dollars and thirty-four 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 eleven thousand four hundred dollars, to be 
expended, together with the cash balance on hand and the 
receipts from other sources, for the above purposes. 

Approved June 12, 1919. 

Chap. 40 Resolve granting a county tax for the county of 

HAMPDEN. 

Hampde^n^' Rcsolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated 

for the expenses of the county of Hampden, for the year 
nineteen hundred and nineteen: — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding twenty 
thousand dollars. 



Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 40. 319 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding twenty- County tax, 
seven thousand dollars. ^ Hampden. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-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-five 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 thirty thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight 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 one thousand five 
dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding nine thousand five hundred and 
five dollars and forty-nine cents. 

For the care and maintenance of Mount Tom state reser- 
vation, a sum not exceeding four thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding nine- 
teen thousand dollars. 



320 Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 41. 

County tax, 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 fifty thousand dollars, to be expended, 
together with the cash balance on hand and the receipts 
from other sources, for the above purposes. 

Approved June 12, 1919. 

Chap. 41 Resolve granting a county tax for the county of 

HAMPSHIRE. 

County tax, Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated 

amps ire. ^^^ ^^^ cxpenscs of the county of Hampshire, for the year 
nineteen hundred and nineteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand 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 twelve thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing six thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding sixteen thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventeen 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 hospital or sanatorium, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand 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 three thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars. 

For building county buildings, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 



Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 42. 321 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other County tax, 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, ^'""p^^"''^- 
a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars. 

For highways, bridges and land damages, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-five thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding one thousand two 
hundred dollars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding fi\'e hundred 
dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 
. For INIount Tom state reservation, a sum not exceeding 
eight hundred dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding eight hundred dollars. 

For county aid to agriculture, a sura not exceeding six 
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 thirty-five thousand seven hundred ninet\'-one dol- 
lars and thirty cents, to be ex-pended, together with the 
cash balance on hand and the receipts from other sources, 
for the above purposes. Ayyroved June 12, 1919. 

Resolve gr.\nting a county tax for the county of (JJku) 42 
middlesex. 

Resolved, That the following siuns are hereby appropriated MidSiSe^^' 
for the expenses of the county of Middlesex, for the year 
nineteen hundred and nineteen: — 

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 fifty thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred and twenty thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred and forty-five thousand 
dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred thousand dollars. 



322 Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 43. 

County tax, For Criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not ex- 

ceeding sixty-five thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceedino; ninety thousand dollars. 

For trial justices, a sum not exceeding one thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding twent}'-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-fi\^e 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 hundred thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred and twent\'-five 
thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 
dollars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding forty-five thou- 
sand dollars. 

For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
two thousand dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding se\-enteen 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 
nine hundred sixty-two thousand two hundred fifty-eight 
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 June 12, 1919. 

Chap. 43 Resolve granting a county tax for the county of 

PLYMOUTH. 

pf^mouth"'' Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated 

for the expenses of the county of Plymouth, for the year 
nineteen hundred and nineteen : — 



Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 43. 323 

For interest on connty flel)t, a sum not exceeding twelve County tax, 
thousand dollars. Plymouth. ' 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding nineteen 
thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed b\' law, 
a sum not exceeding eighteen 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-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 fifty-five thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-two thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 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 five thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand fi\e hundred dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county build- 
ings, a sum not exceeding two thousand fi^'e 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 eight 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 two hundred 
dollars. 

For the training school, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand five hundred dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding three thousand seven hundred 
thirteen dollars and seventy-six cents. 

For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding three 
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 



324 Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 44. 

County tax, two liuiidred and twenty-eight thousand dollars, to be ex- 
pended, together with the cash balance on hand and the 
receipts from other sources, for the above purposes. 

• Approved June 12, 1919. 



Chap. 44 Resolve granting a county tax for the county of 

WORCESTER. 

\\^rces^er^''' Resoliwd, That the following sums are hereby appropriated 

for the expenses of the comity of Worcester, for the year 
nineteen hundred and nineteen : — 

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-two 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 ninety-five thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-five thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, 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. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand fi^-e hundred 
dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
eight thousand dollars. 

For building county buildings, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and impro^-ing count}' 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. 



Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 45, 46. 325 

For highways, inckiding state highways, bridges and land Worcester^"' 
damages, a sum not exceeding sixty-five thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding five thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

For the training school, a sum not exceeding twenty thou- 
sand dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. 

For Wachusett Mountain state reservation, a sum not 
exceeding eight thousand dollars. 

For county aid to agriculture, a sum not exceeding twenty 
thousand dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding fifteen 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 mamier 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 June 12, 1919. 

Resolve in favor of the widow of Robert j. glavin. (JJidp^ 45 

Resolved, That the annuity of two hundred and fifty dol- Jj?J^^°^f°^ 
lars pavable to Marv Glavin, widow of Robert J. Glavin, Robert j. 
authorized by chapter thirty-three ot the resolves ot nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, is hereby extended for the further 
period of five years, payable in equal quarterly instalments 
and terminable upon the remarriage of the annuitant. Pay- 
ment thereof for the current year shall be made from item 
one hundred and twelve of the general appropriation act. 

Approved June I4, 1919. 

Resolve granting a county tax for the county of CJian. 46 

NORFOLK. 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated xoXVL*""' 
for the expenses of the county of Norfolk, for the year nine- 
teen hundred and nineteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding forty- 
two thousand dollars. 



Glavin. 



326 Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 46. 

NorFoik.*^^''' ^^^ salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 

a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirty thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding forty-nine thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-six thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty 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 fi\'e 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 
five thousand five hundred dollars. 

P'or repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding nine 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-five thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highw'ays, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding fifty-three thousand dollars. 

P'or the training school, a sum not exceeding seven thou- 
sand dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For agricultural school, a simi not exceeding thirty-five 
thousand dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding three thousand four hundred one 
dollars and eighty-five 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 pro\ided 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 June 14, 1919. 



Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 47. 327 



Resolve providing for a special commission to investi- Chap. 47 

GATE THE MATTER OF TAXES PAID TO THE COMMONWEALTH 
UNDER MISTAKE OF LAW OR FACT. 



Resohed, That a special commission consisting of the tax special 



com- 



commissioner, the attorney -general and the treasurer and "nvSugato 
receiver general is hereby established to investigate the j^ijd'io TOm-'^'* 
matter of taxes paid to the commonwealth under mistake of monweaith 

1 p rni • • 'in • 11 • 1 1 under mistake 

law or tact. Ihe commission shall especially consider the of law or fact. 
subject-matter of house documents numbered 712, 720, 837, 
1010, 1011, 1013 and 1541, and the house document numbered 
552, based upon house documents numbered 653, 1056, 1150 
and 1151 of nineteen hundred and eighteen, and shall ascer- 
tain by questionnaire, hearings or otherwise the matters of 
law and of fact upon which the claims set forth in the said 
bills are based. The commission may administer oaths, and 
may compel the attendance of witnesses, and the production 
of books and documents material to the claims aforesaid. 

The commission shall report upon the claims aforesaid ^'^p^'^t. 
and upon any other like claims the existence of which can 
be ascertained by the commission, including cases in which 
the commonwealth has collected or received taxes of any 
kind under statutes which have been declared to be unctm- 
stitutional, under an erroneous construction of valifl statutes 
or under illegal rules or regulations, or through mistakes of 
law or of fact, whether on the part of the commonwealth or 
any department or official thereof, or on the part of the tax- 
payer, including especially the matter of excise taxes collected 
on foreign corporations under chapter four hundred and 
ninety of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, and under 
chapter seven hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and fourteen. 

The commission shall ascertain the practice of the com- to ascertain 
monwealth and of the cities and towns thereof in similar pracTi!i5es. 
cases in the past, and also the practice of the federal govern- 
ment, of the various states, and of any foreign countries 
the laws of which may be brought to the attention of the 
commission. 

The commission shall ascertain, so far as possible, the To ascertain 
amount now required to repay all taxes collected or received qui?eti for 
by the commonwealth as above described, and also, so far Sel^'^fc"* "^ 
as possible, the probable amounts which will be required to 
meet similar claims in the future, and also the funds or 



328 Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 48. 

revenues, if any, now properly available for such repayment, 
a'^enera?™*'"'^ '^^^^ coinmission shall especially consider and recommend a 
policy, etc. general policy in respect to the said matters, and whether 
there should be a period of time fixed by statute within 
which all claims for the repayment of taxes should be made, 
either by the bringing of a suit, or by filing the claim with 
the department of the tax commissioner, or by making it 
the subject of a petition to the general court, and whether 
or not a general act should be passed authorizing repayment 
in certain cases without the necessity of special legislation. 
Jopltt"^ "taking 'j'j^g commission shall report its findings and recommenda- 
tions in full to the next general court, on or before the tenth 
day of January, with drafts of any legislation which the corn- 
Deputy officers mission may deem expedient. The members of the commis- 
h'eanngsl'etc. sion may authorize their respective deputy officers to sit 
at any hearing in place of themselves, and the commission 
may, through the office of the tax commissioner, ex-pend 
such sum, not exceeding five hundred dollars, as the general 
court may appropriate for the purpose. 

Approwd June 24, 1919. 

Chap. 48 Resolve to provide for temporary relief of the 

NEEDY BLIND AND FOR AN INVESTIGATION BY A SPECIAL 
COMMISSION RELATIVE TO ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR 
BLIND PERSONS. 

Relief of blind Resolved, That the commission for the blind may ex-pend 
peiso^M. ^ during the current fiscal year, to the extent that an appro- 
priation is made therefor by the general court, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars for the relief of blind and 
needy persons who are, at the date of passage of this resolve, 
legal residents of the commonwealth, and be it further 
Investigation Resolwd, That tlic dircctor of the said commission, tlie 

assistance for ' sccrctary of tlic statc board of charity and the supervisor of 
porbons. administration are hereby constituted a special commission 
to investigate and consider all matters relative to the regis- 
tration, care and relief of blind persons in the common- 
wealth and such other matters relative to said persons as 
the said special commission may deem pertinent to this 
inquiry, including the following questions: — The approxi- 
mate number of blind persons now residing in the common- 
wealth and their age, sex, nationality, citizenship, place of 
residence, occupation and dependency-, the advisability of 
establishing, by law or otherwise, any new methods for 



Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 49. 329 

maintaining a complete and accurate registration of said 
persons; the need of new methods of financial and other 
relief through education, employment, institutional care or 
treatment, financial assistance or otherwise, and whether 
such relief should be borne by the commonwealth or by the 
cities and towns. 

The commission is especially directed to consider the Suhject-nmttcr 
subject-matter of house bills numbered seven hundred and biiis tJ^'be con-^ 
five and eleven hundred and forty-three of the current year, ^''''^'■<='^'- 
and to report upon the advisability of the legislation pro- 
posed therein and the estimated expense that would be 
entailed thereby. 

All other boards and officials of the commonwealth and ^"^rtaiJi'*"' 
of the cities and towns are hereby directed to co-operate with officials. 
the said special commission and to assist it in procuring such 
information as it may require. The commission shall report Report, 
its findings to the next general court not later than the 
tenth day of January, with such recommendations for legis- 
lation as it may deem appropriate, and may expend for the 
inN'estigation such sums as may hereafter be appropriated 
therefor. Approved June 24, 1010. 



Resolve providing for an investigation by the state Chap. 49 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE METROPOLITAN WATER 
AND SEWERAGE BOARD RELATIVE TO WATER SUPPLY 
NEEDS AND RESOURCES AND TO THE USE OF GREAT PONDS. 

Resolved, That the state department of health and the investigation 
metropolitan water and sewerage board, acting jointly, shall supply 'bleeds 
forthwith proceed to investigate the water supply needs of ;"Jj Jo^UirSe 
the inhabitants of the commonwealth, including all ques- °^ sre^*^ p°"''^- 
tions relating to the quantity of water to be obtained from 
available sources, its quality, the best methods of protecting 
the purity of the water, the construction, operation and 
maintenance of Avorks for storing, conveying and purifying 
the water, the cost of the same, the damages to property, and 
all matters pertaining to the subject. The said board shall 
also consider and report whether any of the great ponds now 
used as sources of water supply might better be dcAoted to 
purposes of public recreation, and shall determine the extent 
to which boating, fishing or other use of any such sources 
may properly be authorized. The said board shall have 
power to employ such engineering and other assistance and 
to incur such ex-penses as may be necessary for carrying out 



330 



Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 50, 51, 



Report to the Drovisioiis of this resolve, and shall report fullv Avith 

or^fjgp^J court J • X «. 

plans and estimates to the general court on or before the 
first Wednesday in January in the year nineteen hundred 
and twenty-one, including in its report drafts of any legisla- 
tion recommended by it. Before incurring any exj^ense the 
board shall, from time to time, estimate the amount required 
therefor, and shall submit the same to the governor and 
council for their approval, and no expense shall be incurred 
beyond the amount so estimated and approved. 

Approved June £4, 1919. 

Chap. 50 Resolve providing for an investigation as to the 

TRANSFER OF THE STATE PRISON TO THE STATE FARM AT 
BRIDGEWATER. 

as tolrfiS Resolved, That the director of the Massachusetts bureau 

o^ ^tate^prison of pHsous, the Warden of the state prison and the superin- 
farmat teiideiit of the state farm are hereby constituted a special 

commission to examine and study the buildings at the state 
farm at Bridgewater with a view to their use as a state 
prison, to prepare preliminary studies and general specifica- 
tions sufficient for a careful estimate of the cost of such new 
building and other construction as may be needed to permit 
of the transfer of the state prison to the state farm, and 
to report drafts of such legislation as may be necessary to 
accomplish the said transfer. The commission shall report 
to the next general court on the first Wednesday in January, 
and shall also make a preliminary report to the supervisor 
of administration not later than October fifteenth, nineteen 
hundred and nineteen, sufficient for budget investigation. 
The commission may incur such necessary expense as will 
come within an appropriation hereafter to be made therefor. 

Approved June 24, 1919. 



Bridgewater. 



Chap. 51 Resolve providing for an investigation as to the 

FEASIBILITY OF CONSTRUCTING A BRIDGE OR A TRAFFIC 
TUNNEL CONNECTING BOSTON AND EAST BOSTON. 



Investigation 
as to feasibility 
of constructing 
a bridge or a 
traffic tunnel 
connecting 
Boston and 
East Boston. 



Resolved, That the commission on waterways and public 
lands and the transit department of the city of Boston are 
hereby created a joint board for the purpose of investigating 
the feasibility of constructing either a bridge or a traffic 
tunnel to connect Boston and East Boston. The board 
shall investigate and consider the relative advantages and 
disadvantages of a traffic tunnel, shall prepare preliminary 



Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 52, 53. 331 

plans and estimates of cost covering the construction of that 
type of structure which it deems most suitable, and shall 
report in print to the next general court not later than 
the first day of January. The expenses incurred by the said Expenses. 
board shall not exceed the sum of twenty thousand dollars, 
and no expenditure shall be made until the city of Boston 
has raised by taxation, appropriated and paid into the 
treasury of the commonwealth the sum of ten thousand 
dollars. Upon the completion of the work, the expense shall 
be divided between the commonwealth and the city of 
Boston, and any unexpended balance of the appropriation 
made by the city of Boston shall be refunded to the city. 
This resolve shall not be effective until its provisions are Acceptance. 
accepted by the mayor and city council of the city of Boston. 

Approved June 24, 1010. 

[Accepted August 5, 1910.) 

Resolve authorizing the metropolitan park com- Qjid^j 52 

MISSION to make certain PAYMENTS TO THE WIFE OF 
JAMES B. ELLIS OF EVERETT. 

Resolved, That the metropolitan park commission is hereby Metropolitan 
authorized to continue after the month of March during the s'ion^may mai^e 
current fiscal year monthly payments to Isibel ]\I. Ellis, in menTs"to''wi'fe 
the same amounts which would have been paid to her hus- Eufg"*®'' ^■ 
band, James B. Ellis, had he continued to serve as a police 
officer in the employ of said commission. The payments 
authorized hereby shall be made from item number five 
hundred and nine of the general appropriation act. 

Approved June 24, 1010. 

Resolve directing the industrial accident board to (Jhaj, 53 

INVESTIGATE THE PRACTICABILITY OF USING FOR DISABLED 
INDUSTRIAL WORKERS THE NEW CONTRIVANCES FOR RE- 
STORING INJURED SOLDIERS TO PRODUCTIVE EMPLOY- 
MENT. 

Resolved, That the industrial accident board shall investi- investigation as 
gate the practicability of using for persons incapacitated by it.y'of using for 
industrial accidents the various mechanical and surgical tHai workers'"^' 
devices, and methods of training and education, that liave contri>nccs for 
been invented or developed during the present war for the lTifu°red!oidiers 
purpose of restoring injured soldiers and sailors to health en,''^oymcnr 
and to productive employment. The board shall determine 
what steps to this end should be taken by the common- 



332 



Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 54, 55. 



Report to 
general court. 



wealth, and shall make a survey of the resources, public and 
private, both actual and potential, which are available for 
the purpose. The board shall report to the next general 
court with drafts of such legislation as it may deem expedient, 
and may expend such sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars as may hereafter be appropriated. 

A Improved June 24, 1919. 



Chap. 54 Resolve providing for a further extension of time 

FOR the improvement OF NAVIGATION OF THE MERRI- 
MACK RI\T:R from the sea to hunt's falls AT LOWELL. 



Time further 
extended for 
improvement 
of navigation 
of Merrimack 
nver. 



Resolved, That the sum of one million dollars appropriated 
by chapter six hundred and ninety-one of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and fourteen, as affected by chapter fifty of 
the resolves of nineteen hundred and sixteen, for the im- 
provement of navigation in Merrimack river from the sea 
to Hunt's Falls at Lowell, shall be available for the purposes 
of the said act, for the period of three years after the passage 
of this resolve, notwithstanding the provisions of section 
thirty-one of chapter six of the Revised Laws, as amended 
by section seven of chapter two hundred and eleven of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and five, and by section six of 
chapter two hundred and fifty-seven of the General Acts 
of nineteen hundred and eighteen. 

Ajtyroved June 27, 1919. 



Chap. 55 Resolve to provide for an investigation as to the 

FEASIBILITY OF CONSTRUCTING CERTAIN RAPID TRANSIT 
CIRCUITS BY MEANS OF SURFACE TRACKS ON OR NEAR 
EXISTING RAILROAD LOCATIONS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 



Investigation as 
to feasibility of 
constructing 
certain rapid 
transit circuits 
by means of 
surface tracks 
on or near 
existing rail- 
road locations 
in Boston. 



Resolved, That the public service commission and the 
transit department of the city of Boston, succeeding to the 
powers of the Boston transit commission as formerly estab- 
lished by law, be constituted a joint board to consider the 
desirability and feasibility, having regard to the engineering, 
operating and financial difficulties of extending the present 
rapid transit system of the Boston Elevated Railway Com- 
pany within the city of Boston (1) by the construction of a 
rapid transit circuit, or any part of the same, connecting 
the present terminus of the Dorchester tunnel at Andrew 
square with surface tracks to be constructed on or adjacent 
to the location of the Old Colonv division of the New York, 



Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 56. 333 

New Haven and Hartford railroad as far as the junction of 
the Shawmut branch of said division, thence by said Shaw- 
inut branch and by connections at or near iMattapan square 
with the location of the Midland di\'ision of said railroad, 
and thence back to Andrew sc^uare by surface tracks to be 
constructed on or adjacent to the location of said division; 
and also (2) by the construction of a rapid transit circuit, or 
any part thereof, from the present terminus of the elevated 
structure of the Boston Elevated Railway Company at 
Forest Hills by surface tracks on or adjacent to the location 
of the West Roxbury branch of the Providence division of 
the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Com- 
pany to Dedham, with return connection from Dedham to 
the Forest Hills terminus, by way of Readville, by rapid 
transit tracks to be constructed on or adjacent to the loca- 
tion of the main line of said Providence division. The in- HandUno-of 
v'estigation may also include an inquiry As to making pro- ^^^l^l^l' ^^^'^'^^ 
vision for the handling of freight, express matter and mails mails, etc. 
in connection with said circuits, and the construction of 
transfer stations at suitable points for the convenient trans- 
fer of passengers between the surface car tracks of the 
Boston Elevated Railway Company and the said rapid 
transit circuits. The said joint board shall also inquire into 
the possibility of bringing about such legal, operating and 
financial relations between the Boston Elevated Railway 
Company and the New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad Company, by way of lease or otherwise, as would 
make it feasible to construct and operate either or both of 
the above named rapid transit circuits, or any part thereof, 
by arrangement between the said corporations, with such 
authorization or approval by the general court or by public 
authorities as may be requisite or proper. The said joint Report to 
board shall report to the next general court not later than ^^"'""^' •'o'^''*- 
the tenth day of January. Approved June 27, 1919. 

Resolve to provide for an in^-estigation by a special Chav. 56 

COMMISSION AS TO THE TRAINING OF DISABLED SOLDIERS 
AND SAILORS AND OF RELATED MATTERS. 

Resolved, That a special commission, to consist of the special 
commissioner of education, the director of the commission m^^i^vesti^ 
for the blind, the commissioner of labor and six other persons ^^^i°'^ -"'s t° 

1 -111 1 11 • • 11- training 

to be appointed by the governor, shall investigate the subject- of disabled 
matter of the recommendations of the board of education sailors, etc. 



334 Resolves, 1919. — (^haps. 57, 58, 59. 

relating to the training of disabled soldiers and sailors 
embodied in house document three hundred and forty-four, 
and also the subject-matter of senate bills two hundred and 
forty-five and two hundred and forty-six, of house bills two 
hundred and seventeen and tweh'e hundred and forty-four 
Report to g^j^d Qf house rcsolvc one hundred and one. The commis- 

general court. . . pi i •! 

sion. With the approval of the governor and council, may ex- 
pend such sums not exceeding one thousand dollars, as may 
hereafter be appropriated, and shall report the result of its 
investigation to the next general court on or before the 
seventh day of January. Approved July 1, 1919. 

Chap. 57 Resolve in favor of the first assistant clerk of 

COURTS FOR THE COUNTY OF PLYMOUTH. 

In favor of tirst ResolvecL That the countv of Plvmouth is hereb^■ directed 

assistant clerk , i i i- ' i 'cr' e o ' i i 

of courts for to pay to the person holding the omce or farst assistant clerk 
couSy'^ of courts for said county for the year nineteen hundred and 

eighteen the sum of five hundred and seventy-five dollars 
by way of rectifying an error in chapter tw^o hundred and 
eighty-seven of the General Acts of said year, whereby the 
incumbent of the said office was deprived of an intended 
increase in salary. Approved July 1, 1919. 

Chap. 58 Resolve authorizing the trustees of the taunton 

STATE hospital TO ERECT A TABLET IN MEMORY OF MARY 
JANE FLYNN. 

Trustees of Resolved, That for the purpose of erecting in the Taunton 

hospital may statc liospital a Suitable tablet in memory of Mary Jane 

fn^memol-y of Flyuu, who died on the eighteenth day of October, nineteen 

Fv'nn"''™*' hundred and eighteen from disease contracted in the service 

of said hospital, the trustees thereof may expend from the 

appropriation embodied in item four hundred and four of 

the general appropriation act of the current year a sum not 

exceeding one hundred and seventy-five dollars. 

Approved Jidy 2, 1919. 

Chap. 59 Resolve to provide for an investigation relative to 
providing financial protection to the public against 
damages caused by motor-vehicle accidents. 

investigadon Resolved, That the attorney-general and the insurance 

providing commissioner are hereby directed to inquire into the subject- 

te"ctroTAo'"°' matter of house bill numbered 261 and senate bill numbered 



Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 60, Gl. 335 

190, of the current year, relative to providing financial pro- '?"'^'.'° -'^^^^'^^t 
tection to the public from damages to persons and property by motor- 
caused by the operation of motor vehicles. They shall also accidents. 
consider the feasibility of establishing a system of compen- 
sation and compulsory insurance in respect to damages so 
caused, the system to be administered by a state board or 
commission, in a manner similar to the administration of 
the workmen's compensation act by the industrial accident 
board; and, further, whether a state insurance company 
would furnish the best method of providing the said in- 
surance. They shall report to the next general court, not Report to 
later than the first Wednesday in January, with drafts of ^'^"'^"^'^ *'°"' ' 
such legislation as they may deem expedient. 

Approved July 5, 1919. 



Resolve authorizing the purchase of a book contain- Chap. GO 

ING portraits and BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF MEM- 
BERS OF THE GENEIL\L COURT OF NINETEEN HUNDRED 
AND NINETEEN. 

Resolved, That the joint committee on rules be authorized book'^c''o^ntaining 
to purchase, at an expense not exceeding one thousand dol- o°',^embers of 
lars, to be paid from such appropriation as may hereafter e^nerai court 
be made by the general court, three hundred copies of a authorized. 
book containing portraits and biographical sketches of 
members of the present general court and of state officers 
for the year nineteen hundred and nineteen, a list of the 
legislative standing committees and a list of the standing 
committees of which each senator and representative is a 
member, the said book to be furnished to each member of 
the general court and to such other persons as the said com- 
mittee shall direct. Approved Jidy 5, 1919. 



Resolve authorizing the leasing of the Norfolk Chap. 61 

STATE hospital TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. 

Resolved, That the governor and council be authorized to Leasing of 

1, ,1 pii j^ e j^i e 1j^ Norfolk state 

ease to the rederal government, tor the use or any depart- hospital to 

ment thereof, the land and buildings, or any part thereof, government 

comprising the Norfolk state hospital, for a term not exceed- authorized. 

ing five years and for such rental as the governor and council 

may fix; but no person shall obtain a settlement in this 

commonwealth by reason of his residence at the said 

institution. Approved July 8, 1919. 



336 Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 62, 63, 64. 



Chap. 62 Resolve to provide for an investigation relative to 

THE CONSTRUCTION OF A STATE HIGHWAY IN THE TOWN 
OF WILLIAMSTOWN. 

toconsfr^uitror Resolwd, That the Massachusetts highway commission be 
of a state high- dircctcd to inouirc into the subiect-matter of house bill 

way in town of i i i • • i • <> i 

vviiiiamstown. number two hundred and thirt\'-two, pro\idmg for the con- 
struction and maintenance of a state highway in the town of 
Williamstown, and to determine the proper route and to 
estimate the cost thereof. The commission shall also ascer- 
tain the probable policy of the state of New York as to the 
construction of a suitable connecting highway. For the 
purpose of this investigation, the commission may expend a 
sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, to be paid from 
item number three hundred and thirty-six of the general 
appropriation act, and shall report to the next general court 
on or before the seventh day of January. 

Approved Jvly 9, 1919. 



Chap. 63 Resolve authorizing the payment or a sum or money 

TO THE CAVANAUGH BROTHERS HORSE COMPANY". 

Payment to Resolved, That, subject to such appropriation as may 

Brothers Horse hereafter be made, there be allowed and paid out of the 
treasury of the commonwealth a sum not exceeding foiu- 
hundred and fift^^-three dollars to the Cavanaugh Brothers 
Horse Company for the purpose of compensating the said 
corporation for expenses incurred and loss and damage sus- 
tained by it in the performance of its contracts to furnish 
horses for the use of the militia and national guard of the 
commonwealth. The amount shall be paid only upon the 
filing with the auditor of the commonwealth of a release duly 
executed by the said company agreeing that the said sum 
is received in full satisfaction of any and all claims against 
the commonwealth. Appromd July 10, 1919. 



Chap. 64 Resolve to provide for an investigation with a view 

TO REDUCING THE DANGER OF FIRE AT THE SOLDIERS' 
HOME IN MASSACHUSETTS. 

Investigation Resolved, That the supervisor of administration is hereby 

Wltn 3, V16W - , 

to reducing dircctcd to make a study of the requirements of the Soldiers' 
at Soldiers' Homc iu Massachusctts in respect to new construction and 



Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 65, 66, 67. 337 

other measures necessary to reduce the danger of fire at that ho™" ■" 

,,p,, *• I 11 I 1 Massachusetts. 

institution. Ihe supervisor shall report to the next general Report to 
court on or before the third AVednesday in January his eon- "''"''™' '^°'"'^- 
elusions and recommendations including recommendations 
for a permanent building program for said institution indi- 
cating in what order the several buildings or parts of build- 
ings should be constructed or reconstructed, and submitting 
estimates of the cost thereof. Approved Jnly 11, 1919. 

Resolve in favor of the widow of charles f. gray. Chap. 65 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- in favor of 
ury of the commonwealth to Annette C. Gray, widow of charies f. 
Charles F. Gray, who died on the twenty-seventh of March, '''^ 
and had been employed at the state house since October 
first, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, first by the civil 
service commission up to January first, nineteen hundred 
and seven, and at the time of his death as an accountant in 
the department of the auditor of the commonwealth, the 
remainder of the salary for the current year to v/hich he 
would have been entitled had he lived until the end of the 
year. Approved Jidy 11, 1919. 

Resolve in favor of the widow of j. henry colburn. CJmp. 66 

Resolved, That beginning with the first day of June in the ^ favor of 
year nineteen hundred and nineteen, there be allowed and iienryCoibum. 
paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth, to the widow 
of J. Henry Colburn, who was killed while in service of the 
commonwealth as a member of the state guard, an annuity 
of five hundred dollars for the term of fi^'e years, payable in 
quarterly instalments and terminable upon the remarriage 
of the annuitant. Payments authorized by this resolve for 
the current year shall be made from item number one hun- 
dred and twelve of the general appropriation act. 

Approved Jidy 12, 1919. 



Resolve authorizing the erection of a tablet in the fj^du gy 

STATE house IN MEMORY OF THE ANIMALS WHO SERVED 
IN THE WAR WITH GERMANY. 

Resolved, That the state house commission is hereby Erecti9nof 
authorized and directed to provide a suitable place in the house in^mem- 
state house for the erection, without expense to the common- who"sorvcd ?n 

German war. 



338 



Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 68, 69. 



wealth and subject to the approval of said commission, of a 
tablet in memory of the horses, dogs and other animals 
whose faithful services, suffering and death were part of the 
price paid in the great war, just concluded, waged in behalf 
of the liberties of mankind. Approved July 16, 1919. 



Chap. 68 

In favor of 
Ella M. 
Ilerter. 



Proviso. 



Resolve in favor of ella m. iierter. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid to Ella M. 
Herter, widow of Robert Herter, late a messenger of the 
supreme judicial court, the remainder of the salary which he 
would have been entitled to receive had he lived until the 
end of the present calendar year. Of the sum so paid, the 
commonwealth shall pay one fifth, and the county of Suffolk 
four fifths. This resolve shall take efYect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Boston, with the approval 
of the mayor: provided, that such acceptance occurs prior to 
the thirty-first day of December in the current year. 

Approved July IS, 1910. 



CJiap. 69 Resolve providing for an investigation by a special 
commission of the question of the regulation of 
billboards and other advertising devices adjoining 
public highways. 



Investigation as 
to question of 
regulation of 
billboards and 
other advertis- 
ing devices 
adjoining 
public 
highwavs. 



Report to 
general court. 



Rcsohed, That the attorney-general or an assistant attor- 
ney-general designated by him, the chairman of the Massa- 
chusetts highway commission, and the chief of the district 
police, or their lawful successors, are hereby made a commis- 
sion for the purpose of investigating the question of the 
regulation of billboards and other advertising devices on 
public ways, in public places and on private property within 
public view. The said commission shall hold public hear- 
ings, may administer oaths and require the attendance of 
witnesses and the production of books and documents, may 
incur such expenses for clerical or other assistance with the 
approval of the governor and council, within the limits of 
such sum as may be appropriated by the general court. 
They shall report to the next general court on the first 
Wednesday in January. Their report shall contain such 
drafts of proposed legislation as in their opinion will accom- 
plish the proper regulation of billboards and other adver- 
tising devices adjoining public highways. 

Approved Jvly 19, 1919. 



Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 70. 339 



Resolve providing additional compensation for the CJmp. 70 

PAGES of the senate AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 



Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Additional 
my of the commonwealth to each of the pages of the senate for pages ot 
and house of representatives the sum of fifty dollars as ^'^'"^'^ ^°^' ' 
additional compensation for services performed during the 
present session. Aiyproved July 22, 1910. 



Special Acts and Resolves passed at Extra Session, Novem- 
ber 18 to December 23, 1919, printed on pages 345 to 365. 



338 



Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 68, 69. 



wealth and subject to the approval of said commission, of a 
tablet in memory of the horses, dogs and other animals 
whose faithful services, suffering and death were part of the 
price paid in the great war, just concluded, waged in behalf 
of the liberties of mankind. Approved July 16, 1919. 



Chap. 68 

In favor of 
Ella M. 
Herter. 



Resolve in favor of ella m. iierter. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid to Ella M. 
Herter, widow of Robert Herter, late a messenger of the 
supreme judicial court, the remainder of the salary which he 
would have been entitled to receive had he lived until the 
end of the present calendar year. Of the sum so paid, the 
commonwealth shall pay one fifth, and the county of Suffolk 
four fifths. This resolve shall take effect upon its acceptance 
hy the city council of the city of Boston, with the approval 



adjoining 

public 

highways 



regulation of ney-gcneral designated by him, the chairman of the Massa- 
other advertis- chusctts highway coiiimission, and the chief of the district 
ing eMCto police, or their lawful successors, are hereby made a commis- 
sion for the purpose of investigating the question of the 
regulation of billboards and other advertising devices on 
public ways, in public places and on private property within 
public view. The said commission shall hold public hear- 
ings, may administer oaths and require the attendance of 
witnesses and the production of books and documents, may 
incur such exjDcnses for clerical or other assistance with the 
approval of the governor and council, within the limits of 
such sum as may be appropriated by the general court. 
They shall report to the next general court on the first 
Wednesday in January. Their report shall contain such 
drafts of proposed legislation as in their opinion will accom- 
plish the proper regulation of billboards and other adver- 
tising devices adjoining public highways. 

A J) proved Jvly 19, 1919. 



Report to 
general court. 



Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 70. 339 



Resolve providing additional compensation for the Chap. 70 

PAGES of the senate AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Additional 
ury of the commonwealth to each of the pages of the senate for pages of 
and house of representatives the sum of fifty dollars as ^^^^^'^^ ^°"' • 
additional compensation for services performed during the 
present session. AiJyrovcd July 22, 1919. 



^ije Commontoealtf) of jUas^sfacijus^ettsf. 



Office of the Secretary, 

Boston, August 22, 1919. 

Pursuant to the provisions of Article XLVIII of the Petition filed 
Amendments to the Constitution, "The Referendum.. III. referendum 

f ^ -rt • • n • y °" chapter 

Referendum Petitions. Section 4 ', a petition was filed in i82, Special 

^ Acts of 1919. 

this office June 21, 1919, by the required number of quali- 
fied voters, asking for a referendum on Chapter 182, Special 
Acts of 1919, entitled, "An Act to extend the time for the 
operation of certain provisions of law relative to the Boston 
and Maine Railroad", approved May 23, 1919, and re- 
questing the repeal of said law. At the date hereof, the 
completed number of subsequent signatures of qualified 
voters not having been filed, the operation of said law is 
not suspended. 

ALBERT P. LANGTRY, 
Secretary of the Commonwealth. 



©It^ Qlommomufallti of iHaBaarltuaptlH. 



Office of the Secretary, Boston, October 1, 1919. 

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. 



SPECIAL ACTS AND RESOLVES 



Extra Session, 1919 



I 



SPECIAL ACTS. 



EXTP.A SESSION, 1919. 



Ax Act to authorize the city of iiaverhill to lay Chav 243 

OUT AXD CONSTRUCT A FOOTWAY BETWEEN HAVERHILL 
AND BRADFORD. 

Be it enacied, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Haverhill may lay out and con- city of 
struct therein a footway for the common use of foot passen- construct T'*^ 
gers, from a point near the northerly end of Blossom street bSw^in Haver- 
in Bradford, across the Merrimack river to a point on Wash- gjll^lfo^d 
ington street near the crossing of the Boston and ]\Iaine 
Railroad, and for the purpose may utilize a sidewalk attached 
to the bridge of the said railroad over the said ri^•er, which 
sidewalk shall be a part of said footway. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, and for tlie pur- jiay take 
pose of f)btaining convenient approaches to said sidewalk, =""*'®*''- 
the said city may take such lands, buildings, whar^•es, piers 
and structures as it may deem necessary and may erect 
thereon and thereover such structures as it may deem 
necessary: yrovided, that it shall not take up or remove any Proviso. 
track now laid by the Boston and Maine Railroad, except 
with the consent of the department of public utilities, nor 
erect or place any structure upon or o^'er any such track 
which will prevent the convenient passage of trains thereon. 

Section .3. The said city shall, within sixty days after Description of 
the taking of any lands, buildings, wharves, piers or structiu'es be rero1-de'd.° 
as aforesaid, and within sixty days after the erection of any 
structure on or over any lands, buildings, wharves, piers or 
structures as aforesaid, otherwise than by agreement with 
the owners thereof, file and cause to be recorded in the 
registry of deeds for the southern district of Essex county a 
description thereof, sufficiently accurate for identification, 



348 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 243. 



Assessment of 
damages, etc. 



City shall con- 
form to require- 
ments of certain 
state depart- 
ments. 



Act, how 
construed. 



May borrow 
money, etc. 



City of Haver- 
hill, Footway 
Loan, Act of 
1919. 



with a statement of the purposes for which tlie same were 
taken or used. 

Section 4. Any person or corporation sustaining damage 
to property by reason of any doings of said city under the 
authority of the preceding sections, and faiHng to agree with 
the said city as to the amount thereof, may ha^'e the damages 
assessed and determined in the manner provided by law 
when land is taken for highways, on application at any time 
within twelve months after such doings, but no application 
shall be made after the expiration of said twelve months. 

Section 5. In the location and construction of the said 
footway, including said sidewalk and approaches, the city 
shall conform to such requirements as shall be made by the 
department of public utilities and the department of public 
works, and shall not proceed to the location and construction 
of the same until the plans therefor \m\e been approved by 
said departments. 

Section 6. Nothing in this act contained shall be con- 
strued to impose any liability on the Boston and Maine 
Railroad for damages for bodily injuries sustained by any 
person while travelling on that part of said footway attached 
to said bridge or to impose an\' obligation on said railroad to 
repair, rebuild or reconstruct said footway, or in any way 
to affect or impair the obligations imposed upon said railroad 
by chapter two hundred and sixty-fi\'e of the acts of eighteen 
hundred and eighty-one. 

Section 7. The said city of Haverhill may borrow, inside 
the statutory limit of indebtedness, a sura of money not ex- 
ceeding twenty thousand dollars, for the purposes set forth 
.in the preceding sections, and may issue bonds or notes 
therefor, each authorized issue thereof to constitute a sepa- 
rate loan. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words City of Haverhill, Footwa\' Loan, Act of 1919, 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 from its date, and the amount of such 
annual payments in any year shall not be less than the 
amount of the principal of the loan payable in any subse- 
quent year. Said bonds or notes shall be signed by the treas- 
urer and countersigned by the mayor and shall bear such 
rates of interest as may be fixed by the treasurer with the 
appro\'al of tlie mayor. The said city may sell such securities 
at public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as 
it may deem proper but not for less than their par ^'alue, and 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 244. 349 

the proceeds, except premiums, shall be used only for the 
purposes specified in the vote authorizing the loan, as set 
forth in this act. 

Section 8. The city at the time of authorizing the said ori^,^"*^ 
loan, shall provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
payments as will extinguish the same within the time pre- 
scribed in this act, and when such provision has been made 
the amount required therefor shall annually, without further 
vote, be assessed by the assessors of the city in the same 
manner as other taxes, until the said debt is extinguished. 

Section 9. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved December 10, 1919. 



[1919, 191, Spec.) 

An Act to provide for annual instead of semi-annual Chap. 244: 

PAYMENTS BY THE COMMON^^EALTH OF DEFICITS IN THE 
COST OF OPERATION OF THE BOSTON ELEVATED R,\ILWAY 
COMPANY. 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to Emergency 
defeat its purpose; therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. Section eleven of chapter one hundred and P,'^' '^^ (^'' , 

PC • i"io "lA p • 1 i'i ^11, amended. 

nity-nme or the Special Acts or nineteen hundred and eighteen 

is hereby amended by striking out in the second and third 

lines the words "December or", and in the fourteenth 

line the words "or December", so as to read as follows: 

— Section 11. If, as of the last day of June in the year nine- Provision for 

teen hundred and nineteen, or the last day of any June there- of'seml-anntTai 

after, the amount remaining in the reser\"e fund shall be in- payments by 

_, . 1 1 n • • 1 • • • • ^"® commori- 

suihcient to meet the denciency mentioned m section nine, it wealth of 

shall be the duty of the trustees to notify the treasurer and of opeiation of 

receiver general of the commonwealth of the amount of such v^ted'Haibvay 

deficiency, less the amount, if any, in the reserve fund appli- *^°™P^"y- 

cable thereto, and the commonwealth shall thereupon pay 

over to the company the amount so ascertained. Pending Trustees may 

such payment it shall be the duty of the trustees to borrow et°c"°" '"°"'''^' 

such amount of money as may be necessary to enable them 

to make all payments, including dividend payments, as they 

become due. If, as of the last day of any June thereafter Reimbursing 

during the period of public operation, the reserve fund shall wt^iX'and"' 



350 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 245. 



distribution to 
cities and 
to-.\ ns, etc. 



Treasurer and 
receiver general 
may borrow 
money to meet 

payments. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



exceed the amount orifjinally established, the trustees shall 
apply the excess, so far as necessary, to reimbursing the com- 
monwealth for any amounts which it may ha\'e 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 propor- 
tion to the amounts which they have respectively been 
assessed as provided in section fourteen. 

In order to meet any payment required of the common- 
wealth under the provisions of this section the treasurer and 
receiver general may borrow at any time, in anticipation of 
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 ex]3edient. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the Boston Elevated Railway Company by vote of its 
board of directors. Apyroved December 18, 1919. 

[1919, 245, Spec] [,\ccepted December 29, 1919.] 



(1919, 244, Sped 

Chap. 24:5 An Act to provide for annual instead of quarterly 

CHANGES IN ILVTES OF FARE BY THE BOSTON ELEVATED 



Emergency 
preamble. 



1918, 159 (S), 
§ 10, amended. 



Provision for 
annual instead 
of quarterly 
changes in rates 
of fare by 
Boston Ele- 
vated Raib\ay 
Company. 



RAILWAY company:. 

IJliereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to 
defeat its purpose; therefore it is hereby declared to be an 
emergency law necessary for the immediate preservation of 
the public convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and fifty-nine of the 
Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen is hereby 
amended by striking out section ten and substituting the fol- 
lowing: — Section 10. The trustees shall, on certain dates 
not more than tweh'e months apart, as from time to time 
may be fixed by them, consider a change of the rates of fare 
in force. If, as of the days so fixed, the amount of the reserve 
fund shall exceed by thirty per cent or more the amount 
originally established, and during the preceding twelve 
months the income shall have exceeded the cost of the 
service, the trustees shall, within one month thereafter, put 
into effect the grade of fare that will, in their opinion, be 
sufficient to provide enough revenue to meet the require- 
ments of section six; and if, as of any such day, the amount 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 246. 351 

of the ^eser^'e fund shall be less than se\enty per cent of the 
amount originally established, and during the preceding 
twelve months the income has been less than the cost of 
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, as the amount of the reserve 
fund shall be above or below said limits, as of such dates. 
In determining the amount of the reserve fund for the pur- Deductions 
poses of this section only, there shall first be deducted there- fund. 
from any amounts which have been paid by the common- 
wealth to the company under the provisions of section ele^'en, 
and for which the commonwealth has not been reimbursed. 
Nothing herein contained shall impair the authority given 
by section seven. 

Sectiois 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Time of 
by the Boston Elevated Railway Company by vote of its '"'^ ^ ^'^ ' 
board of directors. Approved December 18, 1919. 

[1919, 250, Spec] [Accepted December 29, 1919.) 



An Act directing the superintendent of buildings to Chew 246 

ASSIGN QUARTERS EN THE STATE HOUSE FOR THE USE OF 
THE MASSACHUSETTS BRANCH OF THE AMERICAN LEGION. 

JJliereas, The quarters provided for by this act are needed prea^iifbllf^ 
at once, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency 
law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public 
convenience. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. • 

Section 1. The superintendent of buildings, with the Superintendent 
approval of the governor and the council, is hereby author- directed to* 
ized and directed to assign a room or rooms, suitably fur- i^^state housT 
nished, in the state house for the use of the ISIassachusetts MaJ^chusetts 
Branch of the American Legion to be inider the charge of Branch of the 

. ^ ^ American 

the state commander of said branch. The headquarters thus Legion. 
established shall be used for storing and preserving the 
records and other property' of the said branch and relics and 
mementoes of the World War. The records shall be accessible 
at all times, under suitable rules and regulations, to members 
of the branch and others engaged in collecting historical in- 
formation. 

Section 2. Whenever the organization of the Massa- Records, 
ehusetts Branch of the American Legion ceases to exist as a et^fM^'hen'to' 



352 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 247. 



CTtToVcom?' department or organization, the records, papers, relics and 
monweaith. other effccts of whatever character belonging to the said 
Branch of the American Legion, shall become the property 
of the commonwealth. Approved December 18, 1919. 



[Lynn and Boston Railroad Company, 1859, 202; 18G1, 4; 1862, 192; 1863, 36; 1864, 252, 
284; 1865, 181; 1868, 2, 309, 335; 1869. 397; 1870, 324; 1871, 132; 1873, 216; 1876, 106; 
1879,19,111; 1880,146,159; 1881,152; 1882,88; 1885,172; 1886,24,229; 1887,413; 
1892,374; 1893,323; 1894,517; 1898,260; 1901,280; (named changed to Boston and 
Northern Street Railway Company, July 23, 1901); 1904, 256; 1905, 254; 1906, 217, 
279; 1907,461; 1910,591; 1911,581,631; (named changed to Bay State Street Railway 
Company, August 8, 1911); 1912, 492, 640, 044; 1913, 778; 1916, 264, Spe.;.; 1917, 335, 
Spec, 352, Spec; 1918, 188, Spec ; (acquired by Eastern Massachusetts Street Rail- 
way Company, January 15, 1919).] 

Chap. 24:7 An Act authorizing cities and towns served by the 

EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS STREET RAILWAY COMPANY TO 
CONTRIBUTE TO THE COST OF SERVICE. 



I 



1918, 188 (S), 
§ 15, amended. 



Cities and 
towns served 
by the Eastern 
Massachusetts 
Street Railway 
Company may 
contribute to 
cost of service. 



Provisos. 



Adjustments 
in fares, when . 



When vote shall 
be taken in 
cities and 
towns. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fifteen of chapter one hundred and eighty-eight of 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen is hereby 
amended by striking out the second paragraph and substi- 
tuting the following: — Any city or town by majority vote 
of the voters voting thereon may, from time to time, during 
the period of the management and control of the trustees as 
defined in section two, for the purpose of obtaining a lower 
schedule of fares or of avoiding a reduction or discontinuance 
of service, enter into an agreement or agreements with the 
trustees to pay any part or all of any excess of the cost of 
the service, as defined in section fourteen, on the lines of the 
new company operating within such city or town, above 
the amount of the receipts of such lines arising from the 
schedule or schedules of rates and fares in effect thereon 
during the period covered by any such agreement: provided, 
that such contribution of a city or town shall not in any one 
year exceed the sum of two dollars per one thousand dollars 
of the preceding year's assessed valuation of such city or 
town; and provided, also, that any city or town contributing 
as aforesaid shall have a right of appeal from the decision of 
the trustees to the department of public utilities on any 
question relating to the character or extent of the service 
rendered or facilities furnished in that city or town. If part 
only of the cities and towns in any fare district contribute to 
the cost of service under the above provisions, the trustees 
may make such adjustments in 'fares as in their judgment 
will be equitable. Such vote in cities shall be taken at the 
annual cit^- election, and in towns at any town meeting 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 248. 353 

called for the purpose. In either case the vote shall be taken 
by ballot and the question shall be submitted in such form 
as the city council or the selectmen may determine. 

Aj) proved December 19, 1919. 



[1919, 95, Spec] 

Ax Act relati\e to the appropriations for school C hap. 24S 

PURPOSES IN THE CITV OF CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows. ■ 

Section 1. In addition to the sums now authorized to school com- 
be appropriated and expended for school purposes, the school bridle may'^fl^- 
committee of the city of Cambridge may appropriate and ti^'^TslL^s'^for 
expend a sum or sums not to exceed the following additional school purposes, 
amounts, to wit : — For the period from January one to 
March thirty-one in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-, 
for the increase of compensation of persons ser^'ing in the 
public day schools of said city in the capacity of teacher, 
supervisor, principal, assistant superintendent or superin- 
tendent, fifty-two and one half cents and for other school 
purposes ten cents on each one thousand dollars of taxable 
property of the city of Cambridge, to be estimated by taking 
the average amount of taxable property during the three 
preceding years; and for the financial year nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty and for each financial year thereafter for 
the increase of compensation as above provided the sum of 
two dollars and ten cents and for other school purposes forty 
cents on each one thousand dollars of taxable property of 
the city, to be estimated as abo\'e provided. 

Section 2. If anv increase in compensation is provided increase in 

1 ..i PI' .iiii- 11" compensation 

in accordance with the terms or this act it shall be in addi- to be in addi- 

, • , • II • 1 1 i> I 1 • 1 . . tion to any now 

tion to any increase now regularly provided tor by legislative provided for. 
act or by the rules, regulations and standing orders of said 
school committee. 

Section 3. The city of Cambridge for the purpose of blT/dlte'tc. 
paying the expenses for the period from January one to ' 

March thirty-one as herein authorized, may incur indebted- 
ness and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall be 
payable in the year nineteen hundred and twenty, shall be 
signed by the treasurer and countersigned by the mayor, 
and shall bear such rates of interest as may be determined 
by the treasurer with the approwil of the mayor. Any debt 
or debts incurred under authority of this act shall be payable 
from the taxes of the year nineteen hundred and twenty, 



354 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 249. 



and the assessors of the city of Cambridge shall assess in 
the levy of that year a sum sufficient to meet any debt or 
debts incurred as herein authorized. 

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

Approved December 23, 1919. 



[1919, 20G, Spec] 

Chap. 24:9 An Act relative to appropriations for school pur- 
poses IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 



1919,206 (S), 
§ 1, par. (a), 
amended. 



Appropriations 
liy Boston 
school com- 
mittee for 
general school 
purposes. 



1019, 206 (S), 
§ 1, par. (rf), 
amended. 

Appropriations 
by Boston 
scliool com- 
mittee for phys- 
ical training, 
etc. 



1919,206 (S), 
§ 1, par. (e!, 
amended. 

Appropriations 
by Boston 
school com- 
mittee for em- 
ployment of 
nurses, ph.vsi- 
cians, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: ■ 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and six 
of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen is 
hereby amended by striking out paragraph (a) and substitu- 
ting the following: — (a) For general school purposes: for 
the financial year ending on the thirty-first day of January, 
nineteen hiuidred and twenty, four dollars and eleven cents, 
and for each financial year thereafter, fi^'e dollars and thirty- 
seven cents. 

Section 2. Said section one is hereby further amended 
by striking out paragraph {d) and substituting the following: 

— (d) For organizing and conducting physical training and 
exercises, athletics, sports, games and play, and for pro\'iding 
apparatus, equipment and facilities for the same in buildings, 
yards, and playgrounds under control of said committee, or 
upon any other land which the committee may have the 
right to use for this purpose under the provisions of chapter 
two hundred and ninety-five of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and se\'en; for the financial year ending on the thirty-first 
day of January, nineteen hundred and twenty, eight cents, 
and for each financial year thereafter, ten cents. 

Section 3. Said section one is hereby further amended 
l)y striking out paragraph (e) and substituting the following: 

— (e) For the employment of one super\'ising female nurse, 
and so many district female nurses as, in the opinion of said 
committee, are necessary in accordance with the provisions 
of chapter three hundred and fifty-seven of the acts of nine- 
teen hundred and seven, and for the employment of such 
number of school physicians as, in the opinion of the com- 
mittee, may be necessary, and for the care of teeth of school 
children; for the financial year ending on the thirty-first 
day of January, nineteen hundred and twenty, six cents, 
and for each financial year thereafter, eight cents. 



I 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 250. 355 

Section 4. Said chapter two hundred and six is hereby i9ip, 206 (S), 
further amended by striking out section ten and substituting ' '*'"^° ^ 
the following: — Section 10. For the purposes of this act the Tax limit 
limit of the amount of taxes on property in the city of Boston 
is increased in the year nineteen hundred and nineteen, 
eighty-eight cents, and in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty and each year thereafter two dollars and twenty-one 
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 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage Certain restric- 
and the school committee may increase salaries in accord- appiy,°etc° 
ance with its provisions notwithstanding the restriction con- 
tained in the last sentence of section five of chapter two 
hundred and forty-one of the acts of eighteen hinidred and 
seventy-five. Approved December 23, 1919. 



[1919, 245, Spec] 

An Act to exempt the city of quincy from certain Chav. 250 

PAYMENl^S on account OF THE OPEIL\TION OF THE CARS 
OF THE BOSTON ELEVATED RAILWAY COMPANY OVER 
VICTORY BRIDGE TO THE GOVERNMENT RESERVATION AT 
SQUANTUiNI. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1. The operation bv the Boston Elevated Rail- city of Quincy 

. ^ • !• c n exempted from 

way L ompany or its cars on tracks extending from Boston certain pay- 
across the Neponset ri^'er over Victory bridge into a prepay- account of op- 

, • J.1 TT 'x 1 Ox X ' X X* ' X eration of cars 

ment area in the Lmted States government reservation at of Boston 
Squantum in Quincy, and from the said reservation over wi^y CompLny 
said bridge to Boston, shall not authorize the making of an brrdge'to°gm'- 
assessment upon the city of Quinc\' of anv portion of the emmentres- 

1 «' 1 1 " 1 'i • • e ervation at 

money paid by the commonwealth under the provisions or Squantum. 
chapter one hundred and fifty-nine of the Special Acts of 
nineteen hundred and eighteen, and the company by reason 
of operating its cars as aforesaid shall not be held to operate 
in said city within the meaning of said chapter. 

Section 2. This act shall apply to all assessments made to what assess- 

1,1 •• n x'i-'x e • t ^ J. ments act 

under tlie pro\isions of section fourteen of said chapter one applies. 
hundred and fifty-nine, whether made before or after the 
passage of this act, and the city of Quincy is hereby relieved 
from the payment of such assessments. The first payment Payment of 
that shall be made by the board of trustees of the Boston fore assessed 

upon Quincy. 



356 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 251. 



Elevated Railway Company to the commonwealth, under 
the pro^'isions of section eleven of said chapter one hundred 
and fifty-nine, to reimburse the commonwealth for amounts 
paid to the company under the provisions of said chapter, 
shall be applied by the treasurer and receiver general to the 
payment of the sums heretofore assessed upon said city, 
Treasurer and toffcthcr witli all iutcrcst thercou. The treasurer and re- 

receiver ffenernl ■ 

may borrow ceivcr general is authorized to borrow, in anticipation of 
such payments from the Boston Elevated Railway Com- 
pany during the year nineteen hundred and twenty, such 
sums as may be necessary to carry into effect the pro\isions 
of this act. Approved December 23, 191.9. 

[1919, 251, Spec] 



money, etc. 



[1919, 250, Spec-l 

Chap. 251 An Act to exempt the town of stoneham from certain 

PAYMENTS ON ACCOUNT OF THE OPERATION OF THE CARS 
OF THE BOSTON ELEVATED RAILWAY COMPANY ON LAND 
OF THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The operation by the Boston Elevated Rail- 
way Company of its cars on tracks owned by the Eastern 
Massachusetts Railway Company on land under the juris- 
diction of the metropolitan district commission witliin the 
limits of the town of Stoneham shall not authorize the 
making of an assessment upon said town of any portion 
of the money paid by the commonwealth under provisions 
of chapter one hundred and fifty-nine of the Special Acts of 
nineteen hundred and eighteen, and the company by reason 
of operating its cars as aforesaid shall not be held to operate 
in said town within the meaning of said chapter. 

Section 2. This act shall apply to all assessments made 
under the provisions of section fourteen of said chapter one 
hundred and fifty-nine, whether made before or after tlie 
passage of this act, and the town of Stoneham is hereby 
relieved from the payment of such assessments. The first 
payment that shall be made by the board of trustees of the 
Boston Ele\'ated Railway Company to the commonwealth, 
under the pro^'isions of section eleven of said chapter one 
hundred and fifty-nine, to reimburse the commonwealth for 
amounts paid to the company under the provisions of said 
chapter, shall be applied by the treasurer and receiver 
general to the payment of the sums heretofore assessed upon 



Town of Stone- 
ham exempted 
from certain 
payments on 
account of 
operation of 
cars of Boston 
Elevated Rail- 
way Company 
on land of 
metropolitan 
district com- 
mission. 



To what assess- 
ments act 
applies. 



Payment of 
sums heretofore 
assessed upon 
Stoneham. 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chaps. 252, 253. 357 

said town, together with all interest tliereon. The treasurer Troasurei .md 

1 • ]• ^I'liU • j_- • j_' receiver general 

and receiver general is authorized to borrow, in anticipation may borrow 
of such payments from the Boston Elevated Railwa.x' Com- ™°"*y' ^**'- 
pany during the year nineteen hundred and twenty, such 
sums as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions 
of this act. Approved December 23, lOHJ. 



[1919, 172, Spec.] 

An Act relative to appropriations by the city of Chap. 252 

BOSTON FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may by vote of the city Appropriations 
council, with the appro^'al of the mayor in the manner pro- Boston for 
vided in section three of chapter four hundred and eighty- purpases*.' 
six of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, make appro- 
priations for municipal purposes for the financial year not 
exceeding the following amounts for the period specified, to 
wit: — for the financial year ending on the thirty-first day 
of January, nineteen hundred and twenty-one ten dollars and 
fifty-two cents on each one thousand dollars of the valua- 
tion upon which the appropriations by the city council are 
based. 

Section 2. The finance commission of the city of Boston Finance com- 
is hereby directed to investigate the necessity for further BoSoTto'in- 
increases in the tax limit of the city of Boston, and report its cessHy^*fo"*'' 
findings together with its recommendations thereon to the further in- 
general court on or before the fifteenth day of February, tax limit, 
nineteen hundred and twenty. 

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

A]) proved December 23, 1919. 



[1919. 153, Spec.; 211, Spec; 242, Spec.] 

An Act in further addition to the general appro- Chap.25'S 

PRIATION ACT OF NINETEEN HUNDRED AND NINETEEN 
MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO SUPPLEMENT CERTAIN ITEMS 
CONTAINED THEREIN AND FOR CERTAIN EXPENDITURES 
AUTHORIZED AT THE EXTRA SESSION OF THE GENERAL 
• COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. To provide for supplementing certain items Appropriations 
in the general appropriation act of nineteen hundred and certain items 



358 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 253. 



contained in 
the general 
appropriation 
act of 1919 
and for certain 
expenditures 
authorized at 
extra session 
of general court. 



IjCgislative 
Department. 



nineteen and for certain new activities and projects, the 
sums set forth in section two, for the particular purposes and 
subject to the conditions stated therein, are hereby appro- 
priated from the general fund or ordinary revenue of the 
commonwealth, for the fiscal year beginning December one, 
nineteen hundred and nineteen, unless some other source of 
revenue is expressed, subject to the provisions of law regu- 
lating the disbursements of public funds and the approval 
thereof. 
Section 2. 



Ite-i 
1. 



Service of the Legislative Department. 



For additional compensation of senators for their 
services during the present extra session of the 
general court at the rate of three hundred dol- 
lars for each senator, except that the president 
shall receive six hundred dollars, as authorized 
by chapter seventj^-five of the resolves of nine- 
teen hundred and nineteen, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand three hundred dollars, 

2. For compensation for travel of senators for the 

present extra session as authorized bj^ chapter 
se^^enty-one of the resolves of nineteen hundred 
and nineteen, a sum not exceeding twelve hun- 
dred dollars, 

3. For additional compensation of representatives 

for their services during the present extra session 
of tlie general court at the rate of three hundred 
dollars for each representative, except that the 
speaker shall receive six hundred dollars, as 
authorized by said chapter seventy-five, a sum 
not exceeding seventy-two thousand three 
hundred dollars, _ • 

4. For compensation for travel of representatives in 

connection with the present extra session, as 
authorized by said chapter seventy-one, a sum 
not exceeding sixty-six hundred seventy-five 
dollars, 

5. For compensation of the pages employed by the 

(•■ergeant-at-arms for the present extra session 
a sum not exceeding sixteen hundred seventy- 
one dollars and thu-ty-nine cents and for 
travelling expenses of the said pages a sum not 
exceeding one hundred ninety-eight dollars 
and seventy-five cents both as authorized by 
cliapter seventy-two of the resolves of nineteen 
hundred and nineteen, . .• . . . 

6. For additional compensation for legislative and 

other employees as authorized by chapter 



$12,300 00 



1,200 00 



72,300 00 



6,675 00 



1,870 U 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 253. 



359 



Item 



seventy-seven of the resoh'es of the present 
session the following sums : — for the clerks 
and assistant clerks of the senate and house of 
representatives at the rate of three hundred 
dollars each, a sum not exceeding twelve hun- 
dred dollars; for certain legislative employees 
at the rate of one hundred dollars each, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars; for 
the superintendent of elevators, assistant super- 
intendent of elevators and elevator men at the 
rate of one hundred dollars each, a sum not 
exceeding tifteen hundred dollars; for the 
porters in the state house at the rate of one 
hundred dollars each, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen hundred dollars, 



17,700 00 



MisceUanemts Service. 

7. For expenses in connection with the celebration 

of the historic importance of the town of 
Provincetown as authorized by chapter three 
hundred and sixty-six of the General Acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and nineteen, a sum 
not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, . 50,000 00 

8. For expenses in •connection with the commission 

on the necessaries of life as authorized by chapter 
three hundred and forty-one of the General 
Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen the sum 
of ten thousand dollars, in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for this pur- 
pose, 10,000 00 

9. For the purpose of reimbursing Albert F. Haj^den, 

justice of the municipal court of the Roxbury 
District, and Leland Powers, a representative 
in the general court, whose homes were damaged 
by acts of violence by unknown parties, as 
authorized by chapter two hundred and thirty- 
five of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred 
and nineteen, a sum not exceeding eight thou- 
sand dollars, to be expended under the direction 
of the governor and council, .... 8,000 00 

10. The standardization of the salaries of engineers, 
assistant engineers and firemen in the prison 
service of the commonwealth, as provided for 
in chapter one hundred and fifty-seven of the 
General Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen, 
shall take effect as of the first day of June, 
nineteen hundred and nineteen, and said 
standardized salaries shall be adjusted and 
paid forthwith from the appropriations for the 
year nineteen hundred and nineteen. 



Celebration of 
historic impor- 
tance of town 
of Province- 
town. 



Commission on 
necessaries 
of life. 



Reimbursing 
Albert F. 
Hayden and 
Leland Powers. 



Standanlization 
of salaries of 
engineers, etc., 
in prison serv- 
ice of com- 
monwealth. 



360 



Special Acts, 1919. — Chap. 253. 



Salaries of 
Herbert H. 
Boynton and 
Peter F. J. 
Carney. 



Recess com- 
mittee to in- 
vestigate con- 
ditions at state 
institutions. 



Legislative 
telephones. 



Item 

11. The salaries of Herbert H. Boynton and Peter F. 

J. Carney, first and second deputies in the 
office of the secretaiy of the commonwealth, as 
established by chapter one hundred and seventy- 
four of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred 
and nineteen, shall take effect as of the first 
day of June, nineteen hundred and nineteen, 
and said salaries shall be adjusted and paid 
forthwith from the appropriations for the year 
nineteen hundred and nineteen. 

12. For travel and other necessary expenses of the 

joint special recess committee required to in- 
\'estigate conditions pre\'ailing at various state 
institutions, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to 
the two thousand dollars authorized by item 
25dof chapter two hundred and forty-two of 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and nine- 
teen, 

13. For the service of legislative telephones, a sum 

not exceeding six hundred dollars in addition 
to anj^ appropriations heretofore made for the 
IHirpose, 



1 



J,500 00 



600 00 



Total appropriations from General Fund, . $173,145 14 



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

Approved December 23, 1919. 



RESOLVES. 



EXTRA SESSION, 1919. 



Resolve relative to the compensation of members of (JfiQi) 71 

THE general court FOR TRAVELLING EXPENSES AND 
FOR ATTENDANCE AT THE EXTRA SESSION. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- compensation 
ury of the commonwealth, from funds not otherwise ap- general court 
propriated, to each member of the general court as compen- expenses and 
sation for travelling expenses during the extra sessicjn seventy- at'^extrrslSsitfn. 
five cents per mile one way, to be computed in accordance 
with the table of distances used for figuring mileage for the 
regular session; and that, until final compensation for 
attendance at said extra session is determined l)y the general 
court, there be allowed and paid on account of such com- 
pensation to each member of tlie general court the sinn of 
seventy-five dollars on December first and the sum of se\'enty- 
five dollars on December fifteenth. 

Approved December 1, 1910. 



Resolve to fix the compensation of the pages em- Chan. 72 

PLOYED BY the SERGEANT-AT-ARMS FOR THE PRESENT 
EXTRA SESSION. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Compensation 
ury of the commonwealth to each of the pages of the general pioj^d^by 
court required b\' the sergeant-at-arms to be in attendance armrfor extra 
upon the present extra session, compensation at the rate of 
twenty-five dollars per w^eek for each week of said session, 
or part thereof, and that said pages be allowed as compensa- 
tion for travelling expenses seventy-five cents per mile one 
way, to be computed in accordance with the table of distances 
used for figuring mileage for the regular session. 

Approved December 11, 1019, 



session. 



362 



Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 73, 74, 75. 



Chap. 73 Resolve providing for the compensation of certain 

OFFICIALS APPOINTED UNDER THE ACT PROVIDING FOR 
THE REORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENTS OF THE COM- 
MONWEALTH. 



Compensation 
of certain 
officials ap- 
pointed under 
act providihg 
for reorganiza- 
tion of state 
departments. 



Resolved, That, notwithstanding the provisions of any act 
to the contrary, the compensation of the officials of the 
commonwealth appointed under chapter three hundred and 
fifty of the General Acts of nineteen hundred and nineteen 
shall be paid, beginning December first, nineteen hundred 
and nineteen, at the rate established by said act or fixed by 
the governor and council in accordance with the provisions 
of said act, until such time as an appropriation is made for 
the payment of said compensation. 

xipiwoved December IS, 1919. 



I 



Chap. 74 Resolve in favor of the wido^v of john o. Hamilton 

OF palmer. 



In favor of 
widow of Jolin 
O. Hamilton. 



Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth to the widow of John O. Hamilton, 
late a member of the house of representatives from the first 
Hampden representative district, the amount of compensa- 
tion to which the said John O. Hamilton would have been 
entitled had he li\'ed and served through the present extra 
session of the general court. 

Approved December 23, 1919. 



Chap. 75 Resolve relative to the full amount of compensatiox 

OF members of the GENERAL COURT FOR ATTENDANCE 
AT THE PRESENT EXTRA SESSION. 



Full amount of 
compensation 
of member.s of 
general court 
for attendance 
at extra session, 



Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth, to each member of the general 
court, as compensation for attendance at the present extra 
session, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars in addition 
to the payments authorized by chapter seventy-one of the 
resolves of the present year, and that the total compensation 
for said session be hereby fixed at three hundred dollars 
each; except that the total compensation of the president 
of the senate and the speaker of tlie house be hereb}' fixed 
at six hundred dollars each. 

Approved December 23, 1919. 



Resolves, 1919. — Chaps. 76, 77, 78. 363 



Resolve relative to the duties and compensation of Chap. 76 
THE pa(;es employed by the sergeant-at-arms during 

THE PRESENT EXTRA SESSION. 

Resolved, That the sergeant-at-arms be hereby authorized J^Ji,*peVs^'j|on 
and directed to continue in employment, at the rate of ''^,J'^Jf^jj'""" 
twenty-five dollars per week, each of the pages of the general seigeant-kt- 
court required by him to be in attendance upon the present extra session. 
extra session, said employment to be continued until the 
convening of the next regular session on January seventh, 
nineteen hundred and twenty. 

Approved December 23, lOU). 

Resolve providing for extra compensation for certain Chap. 77 

OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE COMMON^'EALTII AND 
OF THE SERGEANT-AT-ARMS FOR SERVICES DURINC; THE 
PRESENT EXTRA SESSION OF THE GENERAL COURT. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Extra compen- 

(• ,1 1,1 ■ x' i? • sation for eer- 

ury or the commonwealth, as extra compensation tor services tain officials 
rendered during the present extra session of the general of'conTr^in^-'"''' 
court, the following amounts: — To the clerk of the senate, gert!i!l,t-ai"-°^ 
the clerk of the house, the assistant clerk of the senate and arms for scrv- 

1 1 p 1 1 1 PI 111 •'"'^ during 

the assistant clerk or the house, the sum or three hundred extra session of 
dollars each; to the chaplain of the senate and the chaplain 
of the house, the sum of one hundred dollars each; to the 
sergeant-at-arms, to the doorkeepers and assistant door- 
keepers of the senate and house, to the postmaster and 
assistant postmaster, to the messengers of the senate and 
house, to the document clerk and assistant document clerk, 
to the clerk of the sergeant-at-arms, to the cashier and 
executive secretary of the sergeant-at-arms, to the porters 
employed in the state house, to the superintendent of ele- 
vators, assistant superintendent of elevators and the elevator 
men, the sum of one hundred dollars each. 

Approved December 23, 101.9. 

Resolve relative to the rate of fare for street rail- Chat) 78 

WAY TRANSPORTATION IN THE HYDE PARK DISTRICT OF 
THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Resolved, That the department of public utilities be hereby Department of 
authorizefl and directed, after notice and public hearing, to direct'cd *to" d^ 
determine the just and equitable fare to be charged for street faiTfw s?r*^t"^ 



364 



Resolves, 1919. — Chap. 78. 



railway trans- 
portation in 
Hyde Park dis- 
trict of Boston. 



railway transportation in the Hyde Park district of the city 
of Boston and to and from that district and other points 
ser\'ed by the Boston Elevated Railway Company, and to 
determine whether such just and reasonable rate should be 
secured through the establishment of a joint fare and if so, 
the equitable division thereof between the Boston Elevated 
Railway Company and the Eastern Massachusetts Street 
Railway Company, or through some designated form of 
operating contract or lease; and the trustees of the said 
companies are hereby authorized to carry into effect the 
decision of such department. 

Approved Decevtber 2S, 1919. 



I 



QIIl? OlommonuJpaltli of ilaaaarliuBi^tta. 



Office of the Sechetary, Boston, December 24, 1919. 

I certify the printed Special Acts and Resolves passed at the extra 

session of the present year to be true copies of the originals on file 

in this office. 

ALBERT P. LANGTRY, 

Secretary of the CommomoeaUh. 



INDEX 



SPECIAL ACTS AND RESOLVES 



1919. 



INDEX TO THE SPECIAL ACTS AND EESOLVES. 



A. 



PAGE 



Academy, Phillips, principal instructor of, not to be a trustee of Newton Theo- 
logical Seminary . . . . . . . , . .24 

trustees of, may hold additional property ....... 22 

Accountants, public, examination of, appropriation ..... 151 

Accounts, county, controller of, appropriation ....... 137 

municipal, auditing and installing, appropriation ..... 140 

Acts and resolves, blue book edition, appropriation ...... 138 

deficiency appropriations ........ 182, 295 

cumulative index, appropriation ........ 138 

pamphlet edition, appropriation ........ 138 

Adjutant general, appropriation ......... 159 

supplementary appropriation ......... 289 

to be member of conmiission to procure employment for soldiers, sailors and 
marines ......... 

Administration, supervisor of, appropriation . - . 

compensation, etc., of employees of commonwealth and counties, report 
extended ......... 

investigation by, as to reducing danger of fire at Soldiers' Home in Massa 
chusetts ......... 

to be member of .commission to investigate relative to additfonal assistance 
for blind persons ........ 

Advertising, committee hearings, general court, appropriation . 

devices adjoining public highways, investigation as to question of regulat 
ing .......... 

Aero Sales Company, Incorporated, charter revived 
Agricultural College, Massachusetts, appropriation . 

deficiency appropriation ........ 

supplementary appropriation ....... 

Agriculture, state department of, appropriation .... 

corn-borer, European, appropriations for, to be expended under direction 

of 118,165,250 

deficiency appropriations ......... 183, 295 

supplementary appropriation ......... 290 

Alewives, in Mill river. Sandwich, certain rights of Crocker, Alexander K., to 
take, revoked ......... 

propagation of, leasing of ponds in Wareham for .... 

American Legion, Massachusetts Branch of, quarters in state house for 

Amherst, town of (see Towns). 

Andover Theological Seminary, principal instructor of Phillips Academy not to 

be a trustee of .......... 24 

Animal industry, department of, appropriation 150 



102 
135 

299 

336 

328 
133 

338 
30 
178 
296 
253 
164 



40 
222 
351 



370 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



Animals, tablet in memory of, who served in German war, erection of, at state 

house, authorized .......... 337 

Annuities, firemen, Boston, widows and children of, relative to . . . .51 

metropolitan park commission employees, appropriation .... 181 

supplementary appropriation ........ 295 

policemen, Boston, widows and children of, relative to . . . . .51 

Boldiers and others, appropriation ........ 141 

supplementary appropriation ....... 248, 285 

state employees, appropriation . . . . . . . . .141 

Appeal on fire insurance rates, board of (see Boards). 
APPROPRIATIONS: 

accountants, public, examination of , 
accounts, county, controller of . 

municipal, auditing and installing . 

acts and resolves, blue book edition . 

deficiency .... 

cumulative index .... 

pamphlet edition .... 

adjutant general's department . 
supplementary .... 

administration, supervisor of 
advertising committee hearings 
agriculture, department of 

deficiency ..... 

supplementary .... 

animal industry, department of 
annuities, metropolitan park commission employees 
supplementary .... 

eoldiers and others 

supplementary .... 

state employees .... 

appeal on fire insurance rates, board of 
archives, Massachusetts . 



armories ..... 

armory commission .... 
art commission .... 

attorney-general's department . 

supplementary .... 
auditing municipal accounts 
auditor of the commonwealth, department of 

supplementary .... 
automobile registration division, highway commission 
ballot law commission 
ballots, printing and distribution of . 
band concerts ..... 
bank commissioner's department 
bar examiners, board of . 
Berkley, town of, payment to, for tuition of certain ch 
Bird, Frank G., payment of claim of . 
blind, adult, instruction of, at homes . 

commission for .... 
supplementary .... 

deaf and, pupils, education of 



Idren 



151 
137 
140 
138 

182, 295 
138 
138 
159 
289 
135 
133 
164 

183, 295 
290 
150 
181 
295 
141 

248, 285 
141 
249 
138 
160 
161 
253 
135 
282 
140 
135 
282 
163 
141 
138 
181 
155 
151 
254 
254 
179 
179 
294 
252 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



371 



APPROPRIATIONS — continued. 

blue book, printing of .... . 

deficiency ....... 

boiler rules, board of ..... 

bonds, serial ....... 

supplementary ...... 

Boston, port of, development and improvement of 
Boston state hospital ..... 

supplementary ...... 

boulevards ....... 

Boynton, Herbert H., first deputy in office of secretary 
wealth, salary ..... 

Bradford Durfee Textile School 

Bridgewater normal school .... 

Bridgman, Frank E., assistant clerk of house, salary 
Brightman street bridge. Fall River . 

budget for 1919 

bulletin, legislative, mailing of . 

of committee hearings, publication of 

supplementary ...... 

Bunker Hill monument and grounds, maintenance 
Carney, Peter F. J., second deputy in office of secretary 
wealth, salary ..... 

Cavanaugh Brothers Horse Company, payment to 
census, summer, in certain towns 
chaplains, general court 
charity, state board of 

supplementary 
Charles river basin . 
chief surgeon . 

supplementary 
chiropodists, board and examiners for registration of 
cities, military aid, reimbursement 

taxes, reimbursement for loss of certain 

teachers' pensions, reimbursement for 
civil service commission 
claims, payment of certain 
clerk, house of representatives 
supplementary . 

senate .... 
commerce, foreign and domestic, commission on 
committees, general court, advertising hearings 
bulletin of hearings 

supplementary 
expenses . 

supplementary 
conciliation and arbitration 

deficiency 
constitutional convention, delegates to, compensation 
consumptives, hospitals for, trustees of 
controller of county accounts 
Coolidge, Henry D., clerk of senate, salary 
corn-borer, European, suppression of . 
councillors, salaries .... 



of the common 



of th 



e common- 



PAGE 
138 

182, 295 
159 
180 
25.3 
162 
170 
251 
181 



360 
177 
17G 
162 
163 
132 
143 
134 
281 
253 



360 
294 
140 
133 
168 
291 
ISl 
161 
281 
152 
172 
180, 294 
178 
141 
254 
1.32 

279, 359 
132, 359 

. 249 
. 133 
. 134 
. 281 
133 

280, 281 
153 
183 

. 281 
149 

.. 137 
132 
118, 165,250 
134 



372 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



interest on 



APPROPRIATIONS — coutinued. 
county accounts, controller of . 
cumulative index, acta and resolves . 
Custance, Millard, reimbursement to 
dairy bureau, department of agriculture 

damages for defoctiv'e highways, payment of, by commonwealth 
Danvers state hospital 
deaf and blind pupils, education of 
debt, direct, of commonwealth, payment of 

supplementary 
deer, wild, damages by 
deficiencies for previous years 
dental examiners, board of 
district attorneys 

deficiency 

supplementary 
district police, retired officers, compensation 

salaries and expenses ' . 
supplementary . 

steamer " Lotis," maintenance 
repairs 
doorkeepers, general court 

supplementary 
drainage survey, board of 
education, board of . 

supplementary 
elections, expenses . 

printing matters relating to . 
electricians, examiners of . 

elevator men, state house, compensation for extra session 
embalming, board of registration in 

employees, public, compensation for injuries sustained by 
supplementary 

state, annuities and pensions 
in military or naval service, 
supplementary 
employment offices . 
engineers and firemen in prison service of 

tion of salaries 
executive department 
farm machinery, purchase of 

deficiency 

farms, school boys working away from home upon, expenses of supervision 
Feeble-Mi nded, Massachusetts School for the 

proposed school for, at Belchertown 
firemen in prison service of the commonwealth, standardization of salaries 
fire prevention commissioner . . . . 

supplementary ...... 

fire warden, state ...... 

firemen, claims arising from death of, payment of 
Firemen's Association, Massachusetts State 
fisheries and game, commissioners on 

supplementary ...... 



compensation 



the commonwealth, standardiza- 



PAGE 

137 
138 
294 
165 
250 
170 
252 
180 
253 
167 

182, 295 
151 
146 
182 
287 
142 
158 

249, 288 
158 
288 
133 

280, 359 
167 
175 

253, 293 
138 
138 
151 
359 
151 
142 
284 
141 
172 
292 
140 



359 
134 
165 
183, 295 
282 
170 
250 
359 
156 
288 
166 
180 
142 
166 
290 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



373 



APPROPRIATIONS — continued. 

fishways on Merrimack river, building of 
Fitchbiirg normal school 

supplementary 
forest commission 
forester, state . 

supplementary 
Fosdick, Frederic M., payment of cUiiin of . 
Foxborough state hospital 
Framingham, normal school 

supplementary ..... 

town of, sewage disposal contract, reformatory 
free employment offices .... 

free public library commission . 
game, fisheries and, commissioners on 
Gardner state colony .... 

supplementary ..... 

gas and electric light commissioners . 
general court, bulletin of committee hearings 
supplementary ..... 

chaplains ...... 

clerks of senate and house of representatives 
committees, expenses .... 

supplementary ..... 

contingent expenses .... 

doorkeepers ...... 

supplementary ..... 

hearings, advertising .... 

legislative document room, assistant clerk, salary 
manual for ...... 

deficiency ..... 

members' compensation 

supplementary ..... 

messengers ...... 

supplementary ..... 

pages ....... 

supplementary ..... 

postmaster ...... 

supplementary ..... 

printing and binding .... 

supplementary ..... 

sketches, outline, of members 

stationery ...... 

travelling expenses .... 

witnesses, summoning of . . . 

general laws, commissioners for consolidating 
governor, salary and expenses . 
governor's council, salaries and expenses 
Grafton state hospital .... 

supplementary ..... 

Gray, Charles F., widow of, payment to 
guard, state ...... 

Guyton, Helen M., reimbursement to 



for women 



PAGE 

250, 291 
176 

252, 293 

. 250 
165 
290 

. 254 
170 
176 

. 253 

. 175 
140 

. 179 
166 
170 

. 251 

. 156 

. 134 

. 281 
133 

132. 359 
133 

280, 281 

134 

133 

280, 359 

133 

280, 359 

. 134 

. 295 

132 

279, 358 

133 

280, 359 

133 

280, 359 

133 

280, 359 
133 
281 

. 281 
134 

132, 358 
133 
139 
134 

. 134 
170 
252 
294 
160 

. 294 



374 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



APPROPRIATIONS — continued 

Hayden, Albert F., reimbursement of, because of certain injuries sust 
health, state department of 
deficiency 
supplementary 
hearings, committees of general court, advertising of 
bulletin of 

supplementary 
Herter, Ella M., payment to 
highway commission 

supplementary 
highways, state, construction of 

defective, payment of damages for 
homestead commission 
Hyannis normal school 
immigration, bureau of 
income tax division . 
deficiency 
supplementary 
index, cunuilative, acts and resolves 
industrial accident board 

supplementary 
industrial school, for boys 
supplementary . 
for girls 
industries, labor and, board of 

supplementary 
infirmary, state 

influenza, epidemic of, expenses 
ink, purchase of 

institutions, state, improvements, etc., at, studies 
conditions at, recess committee to investigate, 
insurance commissioner's department 
insurance, savings bank life 

interest, payments on direct debt and temporary 
investigations, special .... 

judicial department ..... 

supplementary ..... 

Kimball, James W., clerk of house of representatives, salary 
labor and industries, board of . 

supplementary ..... 

Lakeville state sanatorium 

land court ...... 

laws, general, commissioners for consolidating 

province, publication of ... 

legislative, department .... 

supplementary ..... 

bulletin, mailing of ... . 

library, free public, commission 

state ....... 

deficiency ..... 

lieutenant governor, salary and expenses 
loan agencies, supervisor of . . . 



ained 



and estimates for 
supplementary 



loans 



PAGE 

359 

147 

182 

287 

133 

134 

281 

294 

163 

290 

250 

250 

154 

178 

180 

137 

295 

284 

138 

153 

287 

174 

52, 292 

174 

154 

287 

171 

5 

139 

168 

360 

155 

156 

180, 253 

281 

144 

286 

132 

154 

287 

149, 150 

147 

139 

137 

132 

279, 358 

143 

179 

179 

183 

134 

154 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



375 



APPROPRIATIONS — coatiimed. 

loans, temporary, payment of interest on 
"Lotis," police steamer, maintenance 

repairs 
Lowell, normal school 
supplementary . 
Textile School 
Lyman school for boys 
manual for general court 

deficiency 

Mashpee, town of, construction and repair of roads in 
Massachusetts, Agricultural College 
deficiency 
supplementary . 
archives, reproduction of manuscript collection 
hospital school .^ 
Institute of Technology 
nautical school 
reformatory 

supplementary . 
School for the Feeble-Minded 
School Fund, premiums on securities purchased for 
State Firemen's Association 
training schools 
supplementary . 
trustees of 
deficiency 
Medfield state hospital 
medical examiners' fees 
medicine, board of registration in 
mental diseases, commission on 

supplementary 
messengers, general court . 

supplementary ... 
metropolitan, north, sewerage district 
park commission ... 
supplementary ... 
south, sewerage district 
water and sewerage board 

supplementary . . . . 

water system ... 

Mexican Border, honor certificates 

on .... 

military accounts, etc. 

supplementary 
military aid, cities and towns, reimbursed 
militia, adjutant general . 
supplementary . 
armories .... 
chief surgeon 

supplementary . 
officers, uniform allowance 
property and disbursing officer 



Massachusetts citizens 



who 



376 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



Company, payment of 



APPROPRIATIONS — continued, 
niilitia, quartermaster general . 

supplementary .... 

superintendent of armories 

supplies and maintenance of property 
minimum wage commission 
miscellaneous expenses 
Monson state hospital 
Montgomery, John H., payment to . 
motor vehicle registration division, highway commission 
Mount Sugar Loaf state reservation, additional land for 
municipal accounts, auditing and installing 
Nantasket beach reservation 
nautical school, Massachusetts . 
neces.«aries of life, commission on 
New Bedford, state pier . 

Textile School 
New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad 

of .... 

Newburyport bridge 
Norfolk state hospital 

supplementary 
normal art school 

deficiency .... 
normal schools . . . ' 

North Adams normal school 

supplementary 
North Reading state sanatorium 

supplementary 
Northampton state hospital 
nurses, board of registration of . 
old provincial state house 
optometry, board of registration in 
ornithologist, state . 
pages, general court 

supplementary 
pamphlet edition, acts and resolves 
paper, purchase of . 
parade in Boston of twenty-sixth division. United States army, etc 
pardons, advisory board of 
parks and parkways 

supplementary 
parole, board of . . . 

Penikese hospital 

pensions, metropolitan park commission employees 
supplementary . 

soldiers and others 
supplementary . 

state aid and, commissioner of 

state employees 

teachers' .... 
pharmacy, board of registration in 
Pilgrhn tercentenary celebration 



PAGE 

160 
289 
160 
160 
153 
180, 294 
170 
254 
16;i 
252 
140 
181 
178 
359 
162 
178 



claim 



254 
163 
171 
50,291 
177 
183 
17G 
177 
293 

149, 'l50 
249 
170 
152 
180 
152 
165 
133 
80, 359 
138 
138 
108 
172 
181 
295 
172 
171 
181 
295 
141 

248, 285 
172 
141 
178 
152 
ISl 



I 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



377 



APPROPRIATIONS — continued, 
plumbers, examiners of 
police, district 

special 
postmaster, general coxirt . 

supplementary 

Powers, Leiand, reimbursement because of certain injuries sustained 
premiums, Massachusetts School Fund securities 

officials' bonds ..... 
prison camp and hospital .... 
prison, instructors, retired, compensation 

officers, retired, compensation 

ser\ice, engineers and firemen, standardization of salaries 

state ..... 
supplementary . 
prisons, bureau of . 

supplementary 
probate and insolvency, courts of 
supplementary . 

registers of . 

supplementary . 
probation, commission on . 
province laws, publication of 

Provinc-etown, town of, celebration of historical importance of 
public accountants, examination of 
public employees, compensation for injuries sustained by 

supplementary 
public records, commissioner of 
public service commission 

supplementary 
Purgatory Chasm state reservation 
quartermaster general 

supplementary 
rebellion, war of, record of Massachusetts soldiers and sailors 
reformatory, for women 
supplementary . 

Massachusetts 
registers of probate and insolvency 

supplementary 
representatives, house of, members' compensation 

supplementary 
reservations, park 
retirement, allowances 

board of ... . 

system, teachers' . 
Riley, Thomas, pajonent of claim of 
Rutland state sanatorium 
St. Martin, Joseph, reimbursement to 
Salem normal school 
sanatoria ..... 

Sanger, William H., assistant clerk of senate, salary 
savings bank life insurance department 
school boys working away from home upon farms, supervision of 



PAGE 

149 
158 
249 
133 
280, 359 
359 
136 
136 
175 
142 
142 
359 
175 
292 
172 
292 
145 
286 
145 

248, 249, 286 
147 
137 
359 
151 
142 
284 
139 
157 
288 
291 
160 
289 
172 
175 
252, 293 
175, 293 
145 
248, 249, 286 
132 
279, 358 
. 181 
. 141 
. 141 
. 178 
. 254 
149 
. 294 
177 
149 
132, 359 
156 
. 282 



378 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



APPROPRIATIONS — continued. 

secretary of the commonwealth, department of 

supplementary 
senate, members' compensation 

supplementary 
sergeant-at-arms, department of 
supplementarj' . 

retired women formerly employed by, compensation 
sewerage district, north metropolitan 

south metropolitan 
sight-saving classes for children 
sinking fund requirements 
smoke, abatement of 
soldiers and sailors, aid for, in finding employment 

entertainment of, etc. . 

reception and entertainment of 

state pay to ... 

Soldiers' Home, Massachusetts . 
soldiers, pensions for certain 

supplementary 
Spanish war, record of soldiers, sailors and marines who served in 
standards, commissioner of, department of . 

supplementary ..... 
state aid and pensions, commissioner of, department of 

supplementary 
state farm, maintenance 
state house, elevator men, compensation, extra session of general court 

engineer's department . 

supplementary .... 

extension, changes and alterations in 

grounds, grading and completing of 

maintenance of . 

supplementary .... 

old provincial .... 

porters, compensation, extra session of general court 

receptacle for flags carried by Massachusetts men in German war 

telephone service . 
supplementary . 

watchmen 

supplementary . 
state prison 

supplementary 
stationery, general court 
statistics, bureau of . 

deficiency 
summer census in certain towns 
superior court . 

supplementary 
supreme judicial court 

decisions of, purchase of reports of 

supplementary 
surgeon, chief . 

supplementary 



PAGE 
137 

284 
132 

179, 358 
142 

285, 359 
142 
182 
182 
253 
180 
157 

102, 140 
108 
5 
296 
172 
142 

248, 285 
252 
155 
28S 
172 
291 
174 
359 
142 
285 
143 
144 
142 
285 
180 
359 
248 
113 
285 
143 
285 
175 
293 
134 
139 
182 
140 
145 
286 
144 
138 
286 
161 
28» 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



379 



on mental 



APPROPRIATIONS — concluded. 

Talcott, Le Roy E., payment of claim of 

Taunton state hospital 

tax commissioner's department 

supplementary 
teachers' retirement system 
telephones, general court . 

testimonials for soldiers and sailors of German war 
towns, laws, commission on revision of 
military aid, reimbursement . 
taxes, reimbursement for loss of certain , 
teachers' pensions, reimbursement for 
treasurer and receiver general's department 

supplementary .... 
uniformity of legislation in United States, board of 

motion of .... . 

university extension department 

supplementary ..... 
veterans of civil war, retired, compensation 
veterinary medicine, board of registration in 
wage, minimum, commission 
Waltham, rental for sewage disposal, commission 
war records, certain, publication of 
wars, expenses on account of 
watchmen, state house 

supplementary 
water system, metropolitan 
waterways and public lands, commission on 

supplementary 
Wedger, Walter L., reimbursement to 
Wellington bridge 
Westborough state hospital 
Westfield, normal school 
supplementary . 
state sanatorium . 
witnesses, summoning of, general court 
women, reformatory for 

supplementary 
Worcester, normal school 
Polytechnic Institute 
state hospital 
Wrentham state school 
supplementary 
Archives, Massachusetts, appropriation 
Arlinerton, town of (see Towns). 
Armories, appropriation 

Armory commission (see Commissions, Commissioners) 
Armory, construction of, in Quincy, in favor of 
Art commission (see Commissions, Commissioners) 
Athletic field in city of Lawrence, maintenance of 
Athol, town of (see Towns). 

Atlas Construction Company, claim of, payment of, by Boston 
Attendance officers, Boston, maximum pension payable to 



commissioners for pro 



PAGE 

254 
170 
136 
283 
178 
360 
252 
248 
172 
180 
178 
136 
283 

134 
175 
293 
141 
153 
153 
170 
172 
172 
143 
285 
182 
161 

249, 289 
294 
181 
171 
177 

253, 293 
150 
133 
175 
293 
177 
177 
171 
171 
291 
138 

160 

307 

203 

131 
116 



380 



Index to Special Acts and Resolves. 



Attleboro, city of (see Cities). 
ATTORNEY-GENERAL : 

appropriation ............ 1.35 

investigation by, as to providing financial protection to public against damages 

caused by motor-vehicle accidents ....... 334 

report by, relative to bonds required of certain public officials and employees 303 
supplementary appropriation ......... 282 

to be member of commission to investigate matter of taxes paid to common- 
wealth under mistake ......... 327 

to be member of commission to investigate question of regulation of bill- 
boards, etc. ........... 338- 

Auburn, town of (see Towns). 

Water Company, incorporated ......... 276 

Auditing municipal accounts, appropriation ...... 140 

AUDITOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH: 

appropriation ............ 135 

report by, relative to bonds required of certain public officials and employees . 30.3 
supplementarj' appropriation . . . . . . . . . 282 

Automobile Mutual Fire Insurance Company, named .... 14 

Automobile registration division, highway commission, appropriation . . 163 



I 



B. 

Ballot, at municipal elections in Cambridge, contents of . . . . .39 

boxes, Chatham, town of, to be furnished with ...... 31 

law commission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Ballots, printing and distribution of, appropriation ...... 138 

Band concerts, appropriation ......... 181 

Bank, Boston Five Cents Savings, may hold additional real estate ... 42 

Bank commissioner (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

Bar examiners, board of (see Boards). 

Barnstable, county of (see Counties). 

Barry, Patrick E., pension .......... 308 

Bartell, Frank, widow of, payment to . . . . . . . .189 

Michael, v/idow of , payment to . ....... 61,189 

Bartlett's Marsh pond in Wareham, leasing of, for propagation of alewives . 222 
Bay State Life Insurance Company, time for organization extended .110 

Belchertown, town of (see Towns). 
Belle Isle inlet, improvements in, estimating cost of, by commission on waterways 

and public lands .......... 302 

Berkley, town of (see Towns). 
Berkshire, county of (see Counties). 

Street Railway Company may sell and transmit electricity for certain purposes 113 
Beverly, city of (see Cities). 

harbor (see Harbor). 
Billboards, etc., adjoining public highways, investigation as to question of regu- 
lating 338 

Biographical sketches of members of general court, book containing, purchase 

authorized . . . . . . ' . . . . . 335 

Bird, Frank G., pajTnent of claim of, appropriation ..... 254 

Blackstone river, pollution of, report relative to, by state department of health 304 

removal of offensive sewage from, by Worcester ...... 195- 



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relative to addi 



ate as to trainini 



Blackstone, town of (see Towns). 

Blandford, town of (see Towns). 

Blind, adult, instruction of, at homes, appropriation .... 

assistance for, additional, commission to investigate relative to, established 

commission for the (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

temporary relief of needy, provision for ...... 

Blue book, printing and binding of, appropriation ..... 

deficiency appropriations ......... 

BOARDS: 

agriculture (see Agriculture) . 

aldermen (see Cities). 

appeal on fire insurance rates, appropriation 

bar examiners, appropriation 

boiler rules, appropriation 

charity, appropriation . . . - . 

secretary of, to be member of commission to investigate 
tional assistance for blind persons ... 

supplementary appropriation .... 

chiropodists, registration of, appropriation . 
city (see Cities), 
conciliation and arbitration, appropriation . 

deficiency appropriation ..... 

dental examiners, appropriation .... 

drainage survey, appropriation ..... 
education, appropriation ...... 

commissioner of, to be member of commission to investig 
of disabled soldiers and sailors, etc 

investigation by, as to purchase of land for use of Lo'v\'«ll normal school 

supplementary appropriations 
embalming, registration in, appropriation 
fisheries and game (see Commissions, Commissioners), 
gas and electric light (see Commissions, Commissioners), 
health (see Health), 
industrial accident, appropriation ........ 

investigation by, as to practicability of using certain contrivances for dis- 
abled industrial workers . 

supplementary appropriation 
labor and industries, appropriation 

supplementary appropriation 
medicine, registration in, appropriation 
metropolitan water and sewerage, appropriation . 

price of certain property to be sold by Revere to Saugus 

supplementary appropriation .... 

water power of metropolitan water supply, practicability 
vestigation as to, by 

water supply needs and resources, etc., investigation as to, 
nurses, registration of, ai)propriation . 
optometry, registration in, appropriation 
pardons, advisory board, appropriation 
parole, appropriation 
pharmacy, registration in, appropriation 
retirement, appropriation . 



179 
328 

. 328 

138 

182, 295 



249 
151 
159 

168 

328 
291 
152 

153 
183 
151 
1G7 
175 

333 

309 

253, 293 

. 151 



fixing of, by 
of utilizing, in- 
by . 



153 

331 

287 
1.54 
287 
152 
182 
198 
295 

300 
329 
152 
152 
172 
172 
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BOARDS — concluded, 
town (see Towns), 
uniformity of legislation in United States, promotion of (see Commissions, 

Commissioners) . 
veterinary medicine, registration in, appropriation ..... 

Boiler rules, board of (see Boards). 

Bonds, required of certain public officials and employees, report relative to . 
serial, appropriation ......... 

supplementary appropriation ....... 

Book containing portraits and biographical sketches of members of general court 
purchase authorized ........ 

Books, documents, etc., Chatham, town of, to be furnished with 

Medway, town of, to be furnished with ...... 

Borden, Clarence F., widow of, annuity ...... 

Boston, and Maine railroad, time extended for operation of certain provisions of 

law relative to 205, 259 

Chamber of Commerce, relative to . . . . . . . .219 

city of (see Cities). 

Elevated Railway Company, deficits in cost of operation of, annual instead 
of semi-annual payments by commonwealth of, provision for 
extension of rapid transit system of, investigation as to feasibility of 
fare, rates of, changes in, by, law amended ...... 

operation of cars of, on land of metrof^olitan district commission, exemp- 
tion of town of Stoneham from certain payments because of 
over Victory bridge, exemption of city of Quincy from certain payments 
because of .......... . 

transportation of school pupils in metropolitan district by ... 

trustees to report annually to general court ...... 

Five Cents Savings Bank may hold additional real estate .... 

Police llelief Association, death benefits of . 

port of, development and improvement of, appropriation .... 

certain cities may incur indebtedness in connection with 
state hospital (see Hospitals). 
Boulevards, appropriation .......... 

Boynton, Herbert H., first deputy in office of secretary of the commonwealth, 
salary established . 
appropriation ..... 

Boys, industrial school for, appropriation 
supplementary appropriations 
Lyman school for, appropriation 
Bradford, footway between Haverhill and, laying out, etc. .... 

Bradford Durfee Textile School, appropriation ...... 

Bridgewater normal school, appropriation ....... 

Bridgman, Frank E., assistant clerk of house of representatives, salary, appro- 
priation ........... 

Brightman street bridge, Fall River, appropriation ..... 

Brimfield, town of (see Towns). 
Bristol, county of (see Counties). 
Brockton, city of (see Cities). 
Brookline, town of (see Towns). 

Budget appropriation acts 132, 248, 279 

Buffum, Ferdinand M., pension ......... 49 

Building commissioner, Boston (see Commissions, Commissioners). 



153 

303 
180 
253 

335 
31 

129 

7 



349 
332 
350 

356 

355 
216 
207 
42 
119 
162 
273 

181 

198 
. 360 
. 174 
252, 292 
. 174 
. 347 
177 
176 

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Buildings in Boston, height of ..... . 

inspection of ........ . 

used as hospitals, construction, alteration and maintenance of 
Bulkheads above roof line of buildings in Boston, construction of 
Bulletin, legislative, mailing of, appropriation .... 

of committee hearings, general court, appropriation 

supplementary appropriation ...... 

Bunker Hill monument and grounds, maintenance, appropriation 
Bureau, of immigration (see Inmiigration, bureau of). 

of prisons (see Prisons, bureau of). 

of statistics (see Statistics, bureau of). 
Burke, James H., petition may be brought by, under act relative to removals 
suspensions or reductions in civil service ..... 

Burrlll, Ellen Mudge, cashier and executive secretary to sergeant-at-arms 
salary established ......... 

Burrows, Charles T., widow of, annuity ...... 

Bush, John, widow of, in favor of . 

Butterman, Adolf, widow of, annuity ....... 



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191 
187 
143 
134 
281 
253 



220 

265 
310 
308 
266 



c. 

Cambridge, city of (see Cities). 

Camp and hospital, prison, appropriation ....... 175 

Campbell, John R., assistant clerk, superior court for criminal business, Suffolk 

county, salary established ........ 220 

Canton, town of (see Towns). 

Carey, Nellie M., pension .......... 19 

Carney, Peter F. J., second deputy in office of secretary of the commonwealth, 

salary established . . . . . . . . . .198 

appropriation . . . . . . . . . . _ . . 360 

Carr, Patrick, widow of, annuity ......... 8 

Cavanaugh Brothers Horse Company, payment to ... . 294, 336 

Cemetery, Forest Hills, Proprietors of, land of, acquiring of certain, by Boston 

for street improvements ......... 265 

Melrose, in Brockton, board of trustees for, established .... 52 

Census, summer, in, ce/tain towns, appropriation ...... 140 

Chamber of Commerce, Boston, relative to . . 219 

Chaplains, general court, appropriation ........ 133 

Charitable institutions, value of property of, exempt from taxation, investiga- 
tion as to . . . . . . . . . . . 310 

Charity, state board of (see Boards). 

Charles river, leases of certain land bordering on, by Cambridge, for wharves, 

terminals, etc., term of, increased ....... 42 

pollution of, report relative to, by state department of health . . . 301 

Charles river basin, appropriation ........ 181 

Chatham, town of (see Towns). 
Chelsea, city of (see Cities). 

creek, improvement of, report relative to ..... . 249, 305 

Cheshire, town of (see Towns). 

Chicopee, city of (see Cities). 

Chief surgeon, appropriation ......... 161 

supplementary appropriation ......... 281 



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Children, sight-saving classes for, appropriation ...... 253 

Chiropodists, board for registration of (see Boards). 
CITIES: 

Attleboro, acquiring and operating of Norton, Taunton and Attleboro Street 

Railway by .......... . 242 

assessments by, upon owners of estates benefited by operation of a street 
railway, time extended ..... 

Beverly, police and fire departments of, payment of salaries 
police, chief of, placed under civil service laws 
water, taking of, from Ipswich river by . 
Boston, annuity, Butterman, Adolf, widow of 

Carr, Patrick, widow of .... . 

Deininger, Charles E., widow of . 

Lynch, Thomas H., widow of ... . 

Stevens, Thomas J., widow of . 
appropriations for municipal purposes, etc., additional, by, authorized 
art commissioners, relative to .... 

Atlas Construction Company, claim of, payment of, by 
attendance officers, maximum pension payable to 

bridge connecting East Boston and, investigation as to feasibility of con 
structing ....... 

building department, hospitals to register with 
buildings, height of ..... . 

inspection of ...... . 

used as hospitals, construction, alteration and maintenance of 
Canterbury street in, improvement of, acquiring of land for 
consolidation of certain departments ..... 

Cushing, Ellison B., widow of, payment to ... . 

departments, reorganization and consolidation of certain . 
DriscoU, Dennis D., reinstatement of, as deputy commissioner of penal 
institutions department ....... 

Dry Dock avenue in, construction and maintenance of 
employees, lists of, preparation and printing of . . . 

finance commission of, investigation by, as to increase in tax limit 
firemen, widows and children of, annuities payable to 
hospitals, construction, alteration and maintenance of 

registration of ........ . 

Hyde Park, district of, street railway fares in ... 

illuminating gas in, investigation relative to storage of 
laborers, retirement allowance ...... 

land, acquiring of, by, from commonwealth and certain cemeteries for street 
improvements ...... 

Latin school, public, in, provision for 

Leahon, John W., reinstated in public works department 

library, public, trustees of, authority of, to take and hold real and personal 

property ........... 105 

municipal purposes, additional appropriations for, authorized . . 197, 357 

officials, lists of, preparation and printing of ..... . 194 

O'Sullivan, Daniel J., reinstated in public works department ... 15 
pension, Collins, John .....'..... 9 

Crowley, Jeremiah J. ...,...,. 65 

Downey, Thoma"? J 23 



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CITIES — continued. page 

Boston, pension, Kelley, Bernard J. ....... . 105 

McEttrick, Matthew H 64 

McNerlin, Hugh H 40 

policemen, removals, suspensions and transfers of, laws relating to, repealed 

and re-enacted . . . . . . . . . .214 

widows and children of, annuities payable to ..... 51 

property of historical interest in Dorchester district, acquiring of, by . . 217 
rapid transit circuits in, on or near railroad locations, investigation as to 

feasibihty of constructing ........ 332 

reorganization of certain departments ....... 264 

reserve police force abolished ........ 15 

Roxbury, The Proprietors of St. James's Church in, charter amended . 20 

school committee, appropriations by, regulated .... 235, 354 

school janitors, maximum pension payable to . . .116 
streets, repair and construction of, additional appropriations for, author- 
ized 197 

tax limit, for municipal purposes, increased ..... 197, 357 

for school purposes increased ....... 235, 354 

teachers' pensions, relative to ........ 235 

transit department^ investigation by, as to feasibility of constructing a 

bridge or traffic tunnel between, and East Boston .... 330 

as to feasibility of constructing rapid transit circuits on or near railroad 

locations in .......... . 332 

tunnel, traffic, connecting East Boston and, investigation as to feasibility 

of constructing . . . . . . ... . . 330 

Walk Hill street in, improvement of, acquiring of land for . . . 265 

Brockton, Melrose cemetery in, board of trustees for, established ... 52 

pension , Flynn, John .......... 9 

Keough, James ........... 23 

McCafifrey, John 23 

Thompson, William W . . .42 

Tribou, N. Dennis 11 

surface drainage loan, additional, authorized ...... 28 

Cambridge, ballot at municipal elections in, contents of . . .39 

fire department, chief of, to be member of board of license commissioners . 45 

health commissioner, office established ....... 53 

hospital, city, addition to, indebtedness for construction of, authorized . 61 
leases by, of certain land bordering on Charles river for wharves, terminals, 

etc., term of, increased ......... 42 

license commissioners, board of, established ...... 45 

pension, Buffum, Ferdinand M. . . . . . . , .49 

Carey, Nellie M 19 

Dow, M. Alice 207 

Hamlin, Minor F. ......... . 9 

McCormick, John J. ......... . 5 

McElligott, John 50 

police, chief of, to be member of board of license commissioners . . 45 

retirement and pensioning of certain employees of board of health of . . 109 

school purposes, appropriation for ........ 353 

Chelsea, nomination of candidates for office in ...... 38 

referendum petitions, local, filing of, in ....... 199 

Chicopee, aldermen, compensation of, established ..... 50 



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CITIES — continued. 

Everett, indebtedness by, in connection with development of port of Boston, 
authorized ..... 

pension. Woods, Lindley R. . , . 
school loan, authorized .... 

Fall River, aldermen, board of, compensation of 
Brightman street bridge in, appropriation 
police, board of, clerk of, salary established 
Fitchburg, water supply, additional indebtedness authorized 
Haverhill, bonds, water supply purposes, interest rate . 
footway, lietween Bradford and .... 

pajTiient of money by, to certain members of state guard 
Holyoke, foremen, pensioning of ... . 

Gilligan, Michael H., widow of, payment to 
Mays, William J., next of kin of, payment to . 
Monahan, Thomas, widow of, payment to 
nomination papers in, relative to .... 

Nugent, John , wadow of, payment to . 
Sullivan, Dennis, next of kin of, payment to 
Walsh, James, mother of, payment to . . . 

Lawrence, annuity, Doyle, Thomas F., widow of 

athletic field in, maintenance of ... . 

Leominster, Prospect street in, improvement of, by Massachusetts highway 
commission ....... 

Lowell, high school building commission, established 
memorial public building commission, established 
police department, certain employees of, status defined 
school loan authorized ...... 

soldiers' and sailors' memorial building, erection of, by 
Lynn, Grand Army building, conveyance of, to 
mayor, vacancies in office of, relative to . 
Nichols, George N., widow of, payment to 
park commissioners, powers of 
pension, Mansir, Reuben J. . 
Mayo, Orlando . 
Rule, Elizabeth E. 
Welch, Annie 
preliminary elections in, for nominating candidates in, law amended 
school purposes, appropriations for, relative to 
Security Trust Company of, may hold additional capital stock of the Se- 
curity Building Corporation 
water, taking of, from Ipswich river by 
ways and drainage, commission on, powers of, law amended 
Maiden, indebtedness by, in connection with development of port of Boston, 
authorized .......... 

pension, O'Brien, Bartholomew ....... 

Tilden, Samuel, widow of, payment to . 
Medford, city clerk, tenure of office ....... 

indebtedness by, in connection with development of port of Boston, author' 
ized . . . . . . . . 

Mystic lakes, lands on banks of, acquiring of, by metropolitan park com- 
mission .......... 

sewerage system, cost of, report by state department of health, time 
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CITIES — continued. 

Medford, pension, Cummings, George D. 

school loan, authorized . 

street loan, authorized . 
Melrose, pension, Merrill, Charles E. 
Methuen, trial justice in, allowance for clerical work 
New Bedford, hospital, municipal, erection of, further indebtedness author 
ized ........ 

Kwiatkowski, Charles, parents of, payment to 

real estate acquired for park purposes, sale of, authorized 

schoolhouse loan, additional, authorized . 

No. 2, authorized ...... 

sewer loan, authorized ...... 

Newton, boundary line between Brookline and, relative to 

mayor, salary of . 

schoolhouses, repairs of . . . . . 

Peabody, water, taking of, from Ipswich river by 
Pittsfield, Bartell, Frank, widow of, payment to . 

Bartell, Michael, widow of, payment to (repealed by chapter 161, Special 
Acts of 1919) 

Condron, Frank, widow of, payment to (repealed by chapter 161, Special 
Acts of 1919) 

Condron, Michael F., widow of, payment to 

mayor, salary of, established ..... 

policemen, certain, payments to, for volunteer services 
Quincy, city clerk, tenure of office .... 

health, board of, abolished ..... 
commissioner, office established .... 

hospital may be established by ... . 

mayor, office of, how filled in case of temporary absence, vacancy, etc 

milk inspector of, office abolished . . . 

payments by, on account of Boston Elevated Railway 

state armory in, construction of, in favor of . 
Revere, annuity, Borden, Clarence F., widow of . 
Gibbons, James, widow of . 

Dowd, Thomas W., reinstatement of, in police force, relative to 

structures, pipes, etc., used for supplying water, sale of, by, to town of 
Saugus .... 

Salem, water loan, authorized . 

water, taking of, from Ipswich river by 
Somerville, biennial elections in 
Springfield, right of town of Blandford to purchase electricity from, when 

deemed to be waived 
Taunton, acquiring and operating of Norton, Taunton and Attleboro Street 
Railway Company by ...... 

electric light funding loan, authorized .... 

Flynn, Mary Jane, next of kin of, payment to 

municipal light commission, established .... 

police department matron placed under civil service laws . 
Waltham, aldermen, authority of, relative to . . . 

board of health and offices of overseers of poor, consolidated 

pension, Jones, Richard A. ..... . 

public welfare commission, established .... 

rental for sewage disposal , commission on mental diseases, appropriation 



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CITIES — concluded. page 

Woburn, borrowing of money by, for acquiring capital stock of Horn Pond 

Railroad Company ......... 247 

capital stock of Horn Pond Branch Railroad Company may be acquired 

by 16 

water bonds, restrictions removed ........ 25 

Worcester, purchase of land from, by Shrewsbury for school purposes, author- 
ized 229 

removal of offensive sewage from Blackstone river by ... . 195 
sewerage system of, payment of rental for use of, by Worcester state hos- 
pital 19.3 

water loan, additional, authorized ........ 190 

Cities, military aid, reimbursement, appropriation ...... 172 

taxes, reimbursement for loss of certain, appropriation . . . 180, 294 

teachers' pensions, reimbursement for, appropriation ..... 178 

Civil service, removals, suspensions and transfers in, laws relating to, repealed 

and re-enacted . . . . . . . . . .214 

Civil service commission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

Civil service laws, Beverly police chief, placed under . . . . .18 

Boston art commissioners, clerk appointed by, to be exempt from . . 48 

Medford city clerk may be removed under ....... 41 

Quincy city clerk may be removed under . . . . . . .10 

Taunton police department matron placed under ..... 22 

Claims, for repayment of taxes paid to commonwealth under mistake, investiga- 
tion as to . 
payment of certain, appropriation ...... 

Clare, Major James P., rank increased to that of colonel 
Clerk, house of representatives, appropriation . . , . . 

supplementary appropriation ...... 



senate, appropriation ......... 

Colburn, J. Henry, widow of, annuity ....... 

Collins, John, pension .......... 

Commerce, Boston Chamber of, relative to . 
COMMISSIONS, COMMISSIONERS: 

aiding soldiers, sailors and marines in finding employment, appointment of 

armory, appropriation 

art, appropriation 

ballot law, appropriations 

bank, appropriation 

blind, appropriation 

director, to be a member of commission to investigate relative to additiona 
assistance for blind persons ....... 

to be member of commission to investigate relative to training of disabled 
soldiers and sailors ........ 

expenditures by, for needy blind, provision for 

supplementary appropriation ...... 

building, notice of dangerous condition of buildings, affixing of, by 

removal of dangerous buildings, etc., by . 
civil service, appropriation ...... 

commerce, foreign and domestic, appropriation ... 
education, to be member of commission to investigate as to training of dis- 
abled soldiers and sailors, etc. 
fire prevention, appropriation 
supplementary appropriation 



327 

254 

30 

132 

279, 359 

132, 359 

337 

9 

219 



102 
161 
253 
141 
155 
179 

328 

333 
328 
294 
185 
186 
141 
249 

333 
156 

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of, by 



COMMISSIONS, COMMISSIONERS — continued. 

fisheries and game, appropriation ...... 

leasing of ponds in Wareham by, for propagation of alewives 
supplementary appropriation ...... 

forest, state, appropriation ....... 

free public library, appropriation ...... 

gas and electric light, appropriation ...... 

investigation by, relative to storage of illuminating gas in Boston 
general laws, for consolidating and arranging, appropriation . 
expenditures by ... 

final report of, time extended 
health (see Health, state department of), 
highway, appropriation 

chairman, to be member of commission to investigate question of regulation 
of billboards, etc. . 
highway, between Holden and Wachusett 
provement of, by . . 
in Holland and Brimfield, construction 
in Middlefield, improvement of, by 
in Williamstown, investigation as to construction of, by 
Prospect street in Leominster, improvement of, by . 
supplementary appropriation .... 

homestead, appropriation ...... 

insurance, appropriation ...... 

investigation by, as to providing financial protection to public against dam- 
ages caused by motor-vehicle accidents 
labor, to be member of commission to investigate as to training of disabled 
soldiers and sailors, etc. . 
to be member of commission to procure employment for soldiers, sailors and 
marines .......... 

memorial public building, Lowell, established ..... 

mental diseases, appropriation ........ 

land of commonwealth, certain, acquiring of, by Boston, duties as to . 
supplementary appropriations ....... 

metropolitan park, appropriation ....... 

Ellis, James B., wife of, payment to, by . 

Holton, Augustus C, appointment of, as permanent police officer 

lands on banks of Mystic lakes in Arlington, Winchester and Medford 

acquiring of, by . 
supplementary appropriation ....... 

minimum wage, appropriation . . 

municipal light, Taunton, established ...... 

necessaries of life, appropriation ....... 

penal institutions, Boston, reinstatement of Dennis D. Driscoll as deputy 

commissioner by . 
Pilgrim tercentenary, powers, duties, etc. 
probation, appropriation . 
public records, appropriation 
public service, appropriation 

investigation by, as to feasibility of constructing rapid transit circuits on 

or near railroad locations in Boston 
issue of stocks or bonds, etc., by East Boston Waterfront Freight Railway 

Company to be approved by . 
supplementary appropriation . 



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222 
290 
250 
179 
156 
307 
139 
299 
302 

163 

338 

270 
270 
275 
336 
269 
290 
154 
155 

334 

333 

102 
125 
169 
265 
250, 291 
181 
331 
44 

215 
295 
153 
129 
359 

194 
211 
147 
139 

157 

332 

208 

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155 
288 
172 
291 



COMMISSIONS, COMMISSIONERS — concluded, 
special, to make certain investigatioas 
standards, appropriation . 

supplementary appropriation 
state aid and pensions, appropriation 
supplementary appropriation 
to be member of commission to procure employment for soldiers, sailors 
and marines .... 

state house, erection of tablet in memory of animals who served in German 

war, duties as to . 
tax, appropriation .... 

income tax division, appropriation . 
deficiency appropriation 
supplementary appropriation 
supplementary appropriation 

to be member of commission to investigate matter of taxes paid to com 
monwealth under mistake ....... 

town laws, revision of, appropriation ....... 

uniformity of legislation in United States, promotion of, appropriation . 
waterways and public lands, appropriation ..... 

Belle Isle inlet, improvements in, estimating cost of, by . 
Dry Dock avenue in Boston, expenditures l)y, for construction and main- 
tenance of . 
investigation by, as to feasibility of constructing a bridge or traffic tunnel 
connecting Boston and East Boston ..... 

Mystic, Maiden and Neponset rivers and Chelsea creek, improvement of 
report relative to ........ . 

supplementary appropriations 
Committees, general court (see General court). 

Commionwealth, deficits in cost of operation of Boston Elevated Railway, pay- 
ments by ........ . 

direct debt, payment of interest on, appropriation 

supplementary appropriation ...... 

employees, compensation, etc., report, time extended . 

in military or naval service, compensation, appropriation . 
supplementary appropriation ...... 

land of, acquiring of certain, by Boston for street improvements . 
loans, temporary, of, payment of interest on, appropriation . 
military emergency hospital, appropriation ..... 

officials of, compensation, etc., report, time extended . 

pier five, appropriation ........ 

prison service of, engineers and firemen in, standardization of salaries 
Concerts, band, appropriation ....... 

Conciliation and arbitration, board of (see Boards) . 
Condron, Frank, widow of, payment to . 

Michael F., M-idow of, payment to ..... . 

Constitutional convention, compensation of delegates, appropriation 
Consumptives, hospitals for, trustees of, appropriation 
Contractors Mutual Liability Insurance Company, name changed 
Controller of county accounts, appropriation ... 

Coolidge, Henry D., clerk of senate, salary, appropriation 
Cooper, J. Joseph, acts as notary public confirmed .... 

Corn-borer, European, suppression of, appropriations 
Corporations, conducting hospitals in Boston, registration of 



102 

337 
136 
137 
295 
284 
283 

327 
248 
134 
161 
302 

124 

330 

305 
249, 289 



349 
180 
253 
299 
172 
292 
265 
180 
161 
299 
162 
359 
181 



61, 189 
189 
281 
149 

15 

137 

132 

299 

118, 165,250 

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Corporations, dissolution of certain ........ 

educational and charitable, value of property of, exempt from taxation, in- 
vestigation as to . 
Council, executive (see Governor and council). 
COUNTIES: 

Barnstable, courts, clerk of, trust funds, certain, deposited with, may he ex- 
pended by town of Mashpee 
tax levy .... 

Berkshire, tax levy . 

towns of, certain, sale and delivery of electricity to, by Berkshire Street 
Railway Company ......... 

Bristol, tax levy .......... 

Dukes, tax levy .......... 

Essex, payment by, to trial justice in Methuen for clerical assistance 
tax levy ........... 

Franklin, tax levy .......... 

Hampden, highway in Holland and Brimfield, part of cost of constructing 
to be paid by ......... 

tax levy ........... 

Hampshire, tax levy ......... 

Middlesex, tax levy ......... 

Norfolk, tax levy ......... 

Plymouth, courts, first assistant clerk, in favor of . . . 

tax levy .......... 

Suffolk, officials and employees of, lists of, preparation and printing of 
pension, Collins, John ........ 

Sullivan, Timothy R. ....... 

superior court, criminal business, assistant clerk, salary established 
Worcester, highway, between Holden and Wachusett mountain state reserva- 
tion, part of cost of constructing, to be paid by 
in Leominster, part of cost of improving, to be paid by 
tax levy ........ 

County accounts, controller of, appropriation 
County officials, bonds of, report relative to . 
COURTS: 

Barnstable, clerk, trust funds, certain, deposited with, may be expended by 
town of Mashpee . 



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311 
312 

113 
313 
315 
257 
316 
317 

270 
318 
320 
.321 
325 
334 
322 
194 
9 
27 
220 



reimbursed because of certain injuries 



in favor of 



insolvency, appropriation . 

land, appropriation . 

municipal, Roxbury district, justice, 

sustained 
Plymouth county, first assistant clerk, 
probate, appropriation 

supplementary appropriation 
superior, appropriation 

Suffolk, criminal business, assistant 

supplementary appropriation 
supreme judicial, appropriation 

reporter of decisions of, appropriation . . . . . 

reports of decisions of, Chatham, town of, to be furnished with 
Medway, town of, to be furnished with . . . . 

purchase of, appropriation ....... 

supplementary appropriation ...... 



270 
269 
324 
137 
303 



247 



145, 286 
. 147 



clerk, salary established 



272 
334 
145 
286 
145 
220 
286 
144 
144 
31 
129 
138 
286 



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Crocker, Alexander K., certain rights of, to take alewives from Mill river in 

town of Sandwich, revoked ........ 40 

Crowley, Jeremiah J., pension ......... 65 

Cummings, Elizabeth S., will of, trustee under, Smith Mills Christian Church of 

Dartmouth to act as ......... 55 

George D., pension ........... 123 

Cumulative index, acts and resolves, appropriation ..... 138 

Cushing, Ellison B., widow of, pajTiient to ....... 18 

Custance, Millard, reimbursement to, appropriation ..... 294 



D. 



Dailey, Delia, annuity ...... 

Dairy bureau, department of agriculture, appropriation 

Dalton, town of (see Towns). 

Damages caused by motor-vehicle accidents, investigation as to providi 

financial protection to public against 
Danvers, state hospital (see Hospitals). 

town of (see Towns). 
Dartmouth, town of (see Towns). 
David, Allen A. , widow of, in favor of . 

Deacon's Pond harbor, name changed to Falmouth Inner Harbor 
Debt, direct, of commonwealth, payment of interest on, appropriation 

supplementary appropriation ...... 

Deer, wild, damages b.v, appropriation ..... 

Degfree, Emerson College of Oratory may grant certain 
Degrees, Gordon Bible College, trustees of, may grant certain 
Deininger, Charles E., widow of, annuity .... 

Dennis, town of (see Towns). 
Dental examiners, board of (see Boards). 
Dissolution of certain corporations 
District attorneys, appropriation 

deficiency appropriation . 

supplementary appropriation 
District police, chief, to be member of 
regulation of billboards, etc 

retired, compensation, appropriation 

salaries and expenses, appropriation 
supplementary appropriations 

steamer "Lotis," appropriation . 
supplementary appropriation . 
Document room, legislative, assistant clerk, appropriation 
Doorkeepers, general court (see General court). 
Dow, M. Alice, pension ....... 

Dowd, Thomas W., reinstatement of, in Revere police force, relative 
Downey, Thomas J., pension ...... 

Doyle, Thomas F., widow of, annuity ..... 

Dracut, town of (see Towns). 

water supply district, territory extended 
Drainage survey, board of (see Boards). 



ng 



309 
165 



334 



308 
188 
180 
253 
167 
115 
115 
113 




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Driscoll, Dennis D., reinstatement of, as deputy commissioner of Boston penal 

institutions department . . . 

Dry Dock avenue in Boston, construction and maintenance of . 
Dukes, county of (see Counties). 

E. 



194 
124 



208 



East Boston Waterfront Freight Railway Company, incorporated 
Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway Company contributions to cost of serv- 
ice by cities and towns ......... 352 

fare, rates of, in Hyde Park district ........ 363 

operation by Boston Elevated Railway Company of cars on certain tracks 

owned by .......... . 356 

Education, board of (see Boards). 

Educational institutions, value of property of, exempt from taxation, investi- 
gation as to . . . . . . . . . . . 310 

Elections, expenses, appropriation ......... 138 

printing matters relating to, appropriation ....... 138 

Electric light commissioners, gas and (see Conmiissions, Commissioners). 

Electricians, state examiners of, appropriation ...... 151 

Elevator men (see State House). 

Ellis, James B., wife of, pasonent to, by metropolitan park connnission . , . 331 

Embalming, board of registration in (see Boards). 

Emerson College of Oratory may grant certain degree . . . . . 1 15 

Employees, county, compensation, etc., report, time extended .... 299 

public, compensation for injuries sustained by, appropriation . . . 142 

supplementary appropriation ........ 284 

state, annuities and pensions, appropriation . . . . . ' . 141 

bonds of, report relative to ........ . 303 

compensation, etc., report, time extended . . . . . . 299 

in niDitary or naval service, compensation, appropriation .... 172 

supplementary appropriation ........ 292 

Employment, aid for soldiers, sailors and marines in finding, appropriations 102, 140 

offices, appropriation . . . . . . . . . . 140 

Engineers, in prison service, standardization of salaries ..... 359 

Episcopal City Mission, property and purposes of, relative to . . .27 

Essex, county of (see Counties). 

European corn -borer, suppression of, appropriations . . . 118,165,250 

Everett, city of (see Cities). 

Executive department, appropriation 134 



Fall River, city of (see Cities). 

Falmouth, Inner Harbor, name changed from Deacon's Pond harbor 

town of (see Towns). 
Fare, rates of, changes in, by Boston Elevated Railway Company 

street railway transportation in Hyde Park district 
Farm machinery, appropriation .... 

deficiency appropriation ..... 
Farm, state, appropriation ..... 

transfer of state prison to, investigation as to 



188 

350 
363 
165 
295 
174 
330 



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15 


. 170 


250 


306 


223 


^^er by 


123 


59 


. 166 


51 


180 


359 


142 



122 



40 
222 

7 



Farms, school boys working away from home upon, expenses of supervision, 
appropriation ...... 

Federal Mutual Liability Insurance Company, named 
Feeble-Minded, Massachusetts School for the, appropriation 

proposed school for, at Belchertown, appropriation 
Finance commission (see Cities, Boston). 
Finn, Maurice W., widow of, annuity .... 
Fire and water district, Tewksbury, established 
Fire district, Middleborough, properties and liabilities of, may 
town of Middleborough ..... 

of town of Dalton may take and use Windsor reservoir 
Fire insurance rates, board of appeal on (see Boards). 
Fire prevention commissioner (see Commissions, Commissioners) 
Fire warden, state, appropriation ..... 
Firemen, Boston, wadows and children of, annuities payable to 
claims arising from death of, payment of, appropriation 

prison service in, standardization of salaries 
Firemen's Association, Massachusetts State, appropriation 
First Parish Church in Dorchester may convey its property to First Parish in 
Dorchester ........... 

FISH: 

alewives, in Mill river. Sandwich, certain rights of Crocker, Alexander K., 
to take, revoked .......... 

propagation of, leasing of ponds in Wareham for ..... 

Fish Island in New Bedford harbor, harbor line on westerly side of, changed 
Fisheries and game, commissioners on (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Fishways, Merrimack river, building of, appropriation .... 250, 291 

Fitchburg, city of (see Cities). 

normal scoool, appropriations ....... 176, 252, 293 

Flynn, John, pension ........... 9 

Flynn, Mary Jane, next of kin of, payment to ...... 306 

trustees of Taunton state hospital may erect tablet in memory of . . . 334 

Food conservation and spreading knowledge of food values, Brookline may 

appropriate money for ......... 34 

Foreign and domestic commerce, commission on (see Commissions, Com- 
missioners). 
Forest commission, state (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Forest Hills Cemetery, Proprietors of, land of, acquiring of certain, by Boston 

for street improvements ......... 265 

Forester, state, appropriation ......... 165 

supplementary appropriation ......... 290 

Fosdick, Frederick W., payment to, appropriation ...... 254 

Foxborough state hospital (see Hospitals). 

Framingham, normal school, appropriations . . . . . . 176, 253 

town of (see Towns). 
Franklin, county of (see Counties). 
Free employment office, appropriation ........ 

Free public library commission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

Frost, Howard L., widow of, payment to ....... 

Fund, Massachusetts School, premiums on securities purchased for, appropria- 
tion ........•••• 

metropolitan parks maintenance, payment from, to widow of Irving B. Harding 



140 



125 



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G. 



Game, fisheries and, commissioners on (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Gardner state colony (see Hospitals). 

Gas and electric light commissioners (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Gas, illuminating, storage of, in Boston, investigation relative to . . 307 

General court, bulletin of committee hearings, appropriation . . . 134, 281 

chaplains, appropriation and provision for . . . . . . 133, 363 

clerks of senate and house of representatives, appropriation and provision for 

132, 359, 363 
committees, expenses, appropriations . 
contingent expenses, appropriation . . 

doorkeepers, appropriation ... 

supplementary appropriation and provision for 
hearings, advertising, appropriation . 
bulletin of, appropriation 

supplementary appropriation 
legislative document room, assistant clerk, salary 
for ...... 

manual for, appropriation ... 

deficiency appropriation 
members' compensation, appropriation 

supplementary appropriation and provision for 
messengers, appropriation 

supplementary appropriation and provision for 
pages, additional compensation and provision for 
appropriation ..... 

supplementary appropriation 
portraits and biographical sketches of members of, purchase of book contain- 
ing, authorized .......... 335 

postmaster, appropriation .......... 133 

supplementary appropriation and provision for . . . 280, 359, 363 

Powers, Leland, a representative in, reimbursed because of certain injuries 

sustained .......... 272, 359 

printing and binding, appropriation ....... 133, 281 

Sergeant-at-arms (see Sergeant-at-arms). 

stationery, appropriation .......... 134 

telephones, supplementary appropriation . . . . . . . 360 

traveling expenses, appropriation and provision for . . . 132, 358, 361 

witnesses, summoning of, appropriation ....... 133 

General Lander Building Association, conveyance of Grand Army building 

to city of Lynn by . 
General laws (see Laws). 

Gibbons, James, widow and children of, claims of, payment of 
widow of, annuity ....... 

Giddings, J. R., and JolifEee Union, The Independent Order of the, incor- 
porated ........... 222 

Gilligan, Michael H., widow of, payment to . 121 

Girls, industrial school for, appropriation .....,, 174 

Glavin, Robert J., widow of, annuity extended ...... 325 

Gordon Bible College, trustees of , may grant certain degrees . . . .115 



133, 280, 281 

, 134 

133 

280, 359, 363 
133 
134 
. 281 
appropriation and provision 

280, 359, 363 

134 

295 

132 

279, .358, 361 
133 

280, 359, 363 
339, 363 

133 

280, 358 



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306 
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commission to procure employment for returned soldiers, sailors and marines, 

appointment of, by . . . . . . . . .102 

parade in Boston of twenty-sixth division. United States army, etc., appropri- 
ation to be expended under direction of ..... . 108 

salary and expenses, appropriation ........ 134 

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL: 

salaries and expenses, appropriation ........ 134 

soldiers and sailors, reception and entertainment of, appropriation to be ex- 
pended by ........... 5 

Grafton state hospital (see Hospitals). 

Grand Army of the Republic, General Lander Post 5, building of, may be con- 

\'eyed to city of Lynn ......... 260 

Gray, Charles F., widow of, in favor of 294,337 

Great ponds, use of, investigation as to . . . . . . . . 329 

Greenfield, town of (see Towns). 

Guard, state (see State guard). 

Guenther, Bertha M., annuity ......... 310 

Guyton, Helen M., reimbursement to, appropriation ..... 294 



H. 

Hamilton, John O., widow of, in favor of 362 

Hamlin, Minor F., pension .......... 9 

Hampshire, county of (see Counties). 

Hannigan, Joseph E., payment to ........ 36 

Harbor, Beverly, improvement of, appropriation for, relative to . . 263, 301 

Deacon's Pond, in Falmouth, name changed to Falmouth Inner Harbor . 188 

New Bedford, line on westerly side of Fish Island in, changed ... 7 

Harding, Irving B., widow of, pension ........ 305 

Haverhill, city of (see Cities). 

Hayden, Albert F., reimbursed because of certain injuries sustained . 172, 359 

Health, board of, Brookline, may expend money for food conservation, etc. . 34 

Cambridge, abolished .......... 53 

retirement and pensioning of certain employees of ... . 109 

Quincy, abolished .......... 15 

Waltham, consolidated with offices of overseers of poor .... 102 

commissioner of (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

state department of, appropriation ........ 147 

Blackstcne river, pollution of, report relative to .... . 304 

removal of offensive sewage from, by Worcester, duties as to . . . 195 

Charles river, pollution of, report relative to . . . . . . 301 

deficiency appropriation ......... 182 

influenza, epidemic of, expenses, appropriation for, to be expended by . 5 

Mystic lakes, sewerage system, cost of, report, time extended . . . 304 

pollution of Taunton river and its tributaries, investigation as to, by . . 309 

supplementary appropriation ........ 287 

water supply needs and resources, etc., investigation as to, by . . . 329 
Hearings, committees of general court (see General court). 

Hennessey, James v., pajTnent to ........ 303 

Herter, Robert, widow of, payment to ...... . 294, 338 

Highway, between Holden and Wachusett mountain state reservation, improve- 
ment of ........... 270 

in Holland and Brimfield, construction of . . . . . . . 270 



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336 



Highway, in Leominster, improvement of ....... 

in Middlefield, improvement of . 

in Williamstown , investigation as to construction of . 
Highway commission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Highways, state, construction of, appropriation ...... 

defective, payment of damages for, by commonwealth, appropriation 
Hingham, town of (see Towns). 
Hinsdale, town of (see Towns). 
Holden, town of (see Towns). 
Holland, town of (see Towns). 

Holton, Augustus C, appointment of, as permanent metropolitan park police 
officer ............ 

Holyoke, city of (see Cities). 

Homestead commission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Horn Pond Branch Railroad Company, capital stock of, city of Woburn may 
acquire ...... 

Horn Pond Railroad Company, capital stock of, city of Woburn may borrow 
money for acquiring ........ 

HOSPITALS: 

Boston state, appropriation ........ 

supplementary appropriation ....... 

Cambridge, city, addition to, construction of, indebtedness for, authorized 

commonwealth military emergency, appropriation .... 

consumptives, trustees of, appropriation 

Danvers state, appropriation 

Foxborough state, appropriation 

Gardner state colony, appropriation . 
supplementary appropriation 

Grafton state, appropriation 

Medfield state, appropriation 

Monson state, appropriation 

New Bedford municipal, erection of, additional indebtedness authorized 

Norfolk state, appropriation 

leasing of, to federal government, authorized 
supplementary appropriations 

Northampton state, appropriation 

Penikese, appropriation .... 

prison camp and hospital, appropriation 

Taunton state, appropriation 

erection by, of tablet in memory of Mary Jane Flynn, authorized 

Westborough state, appropriation 

Worcester state, appropriation . 

payment of rental by, to Worcester for use of its sewerage system 
Hospitals in Boston, construction, alteration and maintenance of 

registration of . 
Housatonic river in Windsor, waters of, fire district of town of Dalton may 
acquire ............ 

House of representatives (see General court). 

Hull, town of (see Towns). 

Huntington, town of (see Towns). 

Hyannis normal school, appropriation ........ 176 

Hyde Park (see Cities, Boston) . 



250 
250 



44 



16 

247 

170 
251 

61 
161 
149 
170 
170 
170 
251 
170 
170 
170 
-46 
171 
335 
250, 291 
170 
171 
175 
170 
334 
171 
171 
193 
191 

19 

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137 
295 

284 



222 
13S 



174 



Immigration, biireau of, appropriation . 

Income tax division, appropriation . . . 

deficiency appropriation .......... 

supplementary appropriation ......... 

Independent Order of the J. R. Giddings and Joliffee Union, The, incor- 
porated ........... 

Index, cumulative, acts and resolves, appropriation ..... 

Industrial accident board (see Boards) . 

Industrial school, for boys, appropriation ....... 

supplementary appropriations ....... 252, 292 

for girls, appropriation .......... 174 

Industrial workers, disabled, investigation as to practicability of using certain 

contrivances for . . . . . . . . . .331 

Industries, labor and, board of (see Boards). 

Infirmary, state, appropriation ......... 171 

Influenza, epidemic of, expenses, appropriation ...... 5- 

Ink, purchase of, appropriation ......... 139- 

Inman Square Amusement Company, charter re\aved ..... 265 

Inspection of buildings in Boston ........ 185 

Institutions, educational and charitable, value of property of, exempt from 

taxation, investigation as to . . . . . . . .310 

state, improvements, etc., at, studies and estimates for, appropriation . . 168 

conditions at, investigation, supplementary appropriation .... 360 

Insurance, automobile, compulsory, investigation as to feasibility of establish- 
ing system of .......... 334 

commissioner (see Commissions, Commissioners), 
savings bank life, appropriation 
Interest, payments on direct debt and temporary loans of 
priations ...... 

Ipswich river, taking of water from, by Lynn, Peabody, Salem, Bevei'ly and 
Danvers ...... 

Italian Cemetery Association, land of, acquiring of certain, by Boston for 

street improvements ......... 265 



156 
commonwealth, appro- 

180, 253 



104 



J. R. Giddings and JolifEee Union, The Independent Order of the, in- 
corporated ........... 

Janitors, school, Boston, maximum pension payable to . 

Jolifiee Union, The Independent Order of the J. R. Giddings and, incor- 
porated ..... 

Jones Library, Incorporated, The, incorporated 

Jones, Richard A., pension .... 

Judicial department, appropriation 
supplementary appropriation 

Justice, trial (see Trial justice). 



222 
116 



53 
195 
144 
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K. 



Kelley, Bernard J., pension ......... 

Kendrigan, Tliomas F., pension ........ 

Keough, James, pension ......... 

Kimball, James W., clerk of house of representatives, salary, appropriation 
Kwiatkowski, Charles, parents of, pajTnent to .... . 



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23 

132 

7 



L. 

LABOR: 

Boston, laborers, retirement allowance ....... 30 

Holyoke, foremen, pensioning of ........ 28 

Labor and industries, board of (see Boards). 

Labor, commissioner of (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

Lakeville state sanatorium (see Sanatorium). 

Land court (see Courts). 

Latin school, public, in Boston, pro^ision for ....... 221 

Laurel Hill Association, land owned bj-, exchange of, with town of Stock- 
bridge . . . . . . . . . . . .37 

Law School, Portia, incorporated ......... 259 

Lawrence, city of (see Cities). 

Laws, general, commissioners for consolidating and arranging, appropriation . . 139 

expenditures by .......... 299 

final report of, time extended . , . . . . . . . 302 

province, publication of, appropriation . . . . . . ■ . 137 

Leahon, John W., reinstated in Boston public works department ... 17 

Legion, American (see American Legion). 

Legislative bulletin (see Bulletin, legislative). 

Leominster, city of (see Cities). 

Library Association, Stockbridge, incorporated . . . . . .116 

Library, Boston public, trustees of, authority of, to take and hold real and personal 

property ........... 105 

free public, commission (see Commissions, Commissioners) . 

state, appropriation ........... 179 

deficiency appropriation ......... 183 

The Jones, incorporated .......... 53 

Lieutenant governor, salary and expenses, appropriation .... 134 

Loan agencies, supervisor of, appropriation ....... 154 

Loans, temporarj', of commonwealth, payment of interest on, appropriation . 180 

" Lotis," police steamer, appropriation ........ 158 

supplementary appropriation ......... 288 

Lowell, city of (see Cities). 

normal school, appropriations . . . . . . ... 177, 293 

Textile School, appropriation ......... 178 

hymsLn school for boys, appropriation . . . . . . .174 

Lynch, Thomas H. , widow of , annuity ........ 121 

Lynn, city of (see Cities). 



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M. 

McCaffrey, John, pension ...... 

McCarthy, John J., widow and child of, claims of, payment of 

McCormick, John J., pension 

McDermott, Thomas F., widow of, annuity 

McEUigott, John, pension 

McEttrick, Matthew H., pension . 

MacLaughlin, Joseph I., salary established 

McNerhn, Hugh H., pension 

Machinery, farm, appropriation 

deficiency appropriations . 
Maiden, city of (see Cities). 

river, improvement of, report relative to 
Manchester Amusement Company, charter revived 
Manchester, town of (see Towns). 
Mansfield, town of (see Towns). 

Manslr, Reuben J., pension . . ■. 

Manual for general court (see General court). 
Marines (see Soldiers, sailors and marines). 
Marion, town of (see Towns). 

Marlborough Building Association, duration extended . 
Marshfield, town of (see Towns). 
Mashpee, town of (see Towns). 
Massachusetts, Agricultural College, appropriation . 

supplementary appropriations ..... 

archives, appropriation ....... 

hospital school, appropriation ...... 

Institute of Technology, appropriation .... 

Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, name changed 

nautical school, appropriation ...... 

commissioners of, may reimburse officers and cadets of training 
tucket" for losses ....... 

reformatory, appropriation ...... 

supplementary appropriation ..... 

School for the Feeble-Minded, appropriation 

school fund, premiums on securities purchased for, appropriation 

Soldiers* Home in, appropriation ..... 

reducing danger of fire at, investigation as to . 
trustees of, in favor of . 

State Firemen's Association, appropriation 

state guard (see State guard). 

training schools, appropriation ...... 

supplementary appropriation ..... 

trustees of, appropriation ...... 

deficiency appropriation ...... 

volunteer militia (see Militia). 
Mayo, Orlando, pension ....... 

Mays, William J., next of kin of, payment to . 

Medfleld state hospital (see Hospitals). 

Medford, city of (sec Cities). 

Medical examiners' fees, appropriation .... 



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6 

12 

50 

64 

256 

40 

165 

183, 295 

249, 305 
102 



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ship 



18 



. 178 
253, 296 
13& 
171 
177 
14 
178 



Nan- 



30 
175 
293 
17a 
130 
172 
336 
307 
142 

173 
292 
173 
183 

265 
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Medicine, board of registration in (see Boards). 

Medway, town of (see Towns). 

Melrose cemetery, Brockton, board of trustees for, established 

Melrose, city of (see Cities). 

Mental diseases, commission on (see Commissions, Commissioners) 

Merrill, Charles E., pension ........ 

Merrimack river, fishways on, building of, appropriations 

foot way over, between Haverhill and Bradford ...... 

navigation of, time extended for improvement of ..... 

Messengers (see General court). 
Methuen, city of (see Cities). 
METROPOLITAN: 

north, sewerage district, appropriation . . . . ... 

park commission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

parks maintenance fund, payment from, to widow of Irving B. Harding 

south, sewerage district, appropriation ....... 

supplementary appropriation ........ 

water and sewerage board (see Boards) . 

water supply, water power of, practicability of utilizing, investigation as 

to 

water system, appropriation ......... 

Mexican Border, honor certificates to Massachusetts citizens who served on, 
appropriation .......... 

Middleborough, fire district, town of Middleborough may take over properties 
and liabilities of ......... . 

town of (see Towns). 
Middlefield, town of (see Towns). 
Middlesex, County Creamery Company, Inc., charter revived . . . . 

county of (see Counties). 
Military accounts, etc., appropriation .... 

supplementary appropriation ..... 

Military aid, cities and towns reimbursed, appropriation . 
Military and naval service (see Soldiers, sailors and marines) 
Militia, adjutant general, appropriations . 

armories, appropriation .... 

chief surgeon, appropriation 

supplementary appropriation 
Clare, Major James P., rank increased to that of colonel 
officers, uniform allowance, appropriation . 
property and disbursing officer, appropriation 
quartermaster general, appropriation . 

supplementary appropriation 
superintendent of armories, appropriation . 
supplies and maintenance of property, appropriation 
Millbury, town of (see Towns). 
Millville, town of (see Towns). 
Milton, town of (see Towns). 
Mineral Products Company, charter revived 
Minimum wage commission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Miscellaneous expenses, appropriations .... 

Monahan, Thomas, widow of, payment to ... . 

Monson state hospital (see Hospitals). 



52 



21 

250. 291 
347 
332 



182 

305 
182 
295 



300 
182 



252 



123 



204 

159 
254 

. 172 

159, 289 
160 
161 
289 
30 
254 
160 
160 
289 
160 
160 



205 

180, 294 
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Montgomery, John H., payment to, appropriation . ..... 254 

Moran, Patrick, widow of, annuity ........ 12 

Mossman, Adelbert M., first clerk in department of sergeant-at-arms, salary 

established . . . . . . . . . . .271 

Motor vehicles, damages caused by, financial protection to public against, in- 
vestigation as to . . . . . . . . . . .334 

insurance against damages by, compulsory, investigation as to feasibility of 

establishing system of ........ . 334 

transportation by, system of, Sharon may acquire and operate . . . 130 

Mount Sugar Loaf state reservation, additional land for, appropriation . . 252 

Municipal accounts, auditing and in.stalling, appropriation .... 140 

Museum of Fine Arts may hold additional real and personal estate ... 64 
Mystic lakes, lands on banks of, in Arlington, Winchester and Medford, ac- 
quiring of, by metropolitan park commission . . . . .215 

sewerage sj'stem, cost of, report by state department of health, time ex- 
tended 304 

Mystic river, improvement of, report relative to .... . 249, 305 



N. 

Nantasket beach reservation, appropriation ....... 181 

" Nantucket," training ship, officers and cadets of, reimbursement of, for certain 

losses ............ 301 

Natick, town of (see Towns). 
National guard (see Militia). 
Nautical school, Massachusetts, appropriation ...... 178 

commissioners of, may reimburse officers and cadets of training ship "Nan- 
tucket " for losses .......... 301 

Necessaries of life, conmiission on (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

Neponset river, iminovement of, report relative to . . . . . 249, 305 

Victory bridge over, operation of cars of Boston Elevated Railway, as affect- 
ing Quincy ........... 355 

New Bedford, city of (see Cities). 

harbor (see Harbor). 

state pier, appropriation .......... 162 

Textile School, appropriation ......... 178 

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, payment to, appro- 
priation ........... 254 

rapid transit circuits on or near locations of, in Boston, investigation as to 

feasibility of constructing ........ 332 

Newburyport bridge, appropriation ........ 163 

Newton, city of (see Cities). 

Real Estate Association, reorganization of . . . . . . . 216 

Nichols, George N., widow of, payment to ....... 36 

Norfolk, county of (see Counties). 

state hospital (see Hospitals). 
Normal art school, appropriations ....... 177, 183 

Normal schools, appropriation .......... 176 

North Adams normal school, appropriations ..... 177, 293 

North Attleborough, town of (see Towns). 

North Reading state sanatorium (see Sanatorium). 

Northampton state hospital (see Hospitals). 



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Norton, town of (see Towns). 

Norton, Taunton and Attleboro Street Railway, acquiring and operating of, 
by cities of Taunton and Attleboro and towns of Norton and Mans- 
field 

Norwood, Canton and Sharon Street Railway Company, part of line of, 
acquiring and operation of, by Sharon ...... 

Nugent, John, widow of, payment to ....... . 

Nurses, board of registration of (see Boards). 



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O'Brien, Bartholomew, pension . 
Officials, county, bonds of, report relative to 

compensation, etc., report, time extended 

state, bonds of, premiums on, appropriation 

report relative to ... . 

compensation, etc., report, time extended 
Optometry, board of registration in (see Boards). 
Ornithologist, state, appropriation 
O' Sullivan, Daniel J., reinstated in Boston public w 
Overseers of poor (see Poor, overseers of) . 





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Pages, general court (see General court). 

Pamphlet edition, acts and resolves, appropriation . . . . ... 138 

Paper, purchase of, appropriation . . . . . . . . .138 

Parade in Boston of twenty-sixth di\'ision. United States army, etc., appropria- 
tion ............ 108 

Pardons, advisory board of (see Boards). 

Park reservations, appropriation ......... 181 

supplementary appropriation ......... 295 

Parkways, appropriation . . . . . . ' . . . . 181 

Parole, board of (see Boards). 

Peabody, city of (see Cities). 

Penikese hospital (see Hospitals). 

Pensions, Boston, attendance officers, maximum, payable to . . . .116 

laborers employed by, retirement allowance ...... 30 

school janitors, maximum, payable to . . . . . . .116 

Cambridge, board of health, certain employees of . . . . . 1U9 

Holyoke, foremen, employed by, to have ....... 28 

metropolitan park commission employees, appropriation .... 181 

supplementary appropriation ........ 295 

Milton, firemen, call members to have . . . . . . .11 

police, certain employees of Lowell police department entitled to . . .27 

soldiers and others, appropriation ........ 141 

supplementary appropriations ....... 248, 285 

state aid and, commissioner of (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

state employees, appropriation ......... 141 

teachers', appropriation . . . . • . • • • . 178 

Peru, town of (see Towns). 

Pharmacy, board of registration in (see Boards). 



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211 



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Phillips Academy, principal instructor of, not to be a trustee of Andover Theo- 
logical Seminary .......... 

trustees of, may hold additional property ....... 

Pilgrim tercentenary celebration, appropriation ...... 

commission to promote (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

further provision for .......... 

Pittsfield, city of (see Cities). 
Plainville, town of (see Towns). 

Plumbers, examiners of, appropriation 

Plymouth, county of (see Counties). 

town of (see Towns). 
Police, board of. Fall River (see Boards). 

district (see District police). 

local (see Cities and towns). 

metropolitan park (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

pensions, certain employees of Lowell police department entitled to 
Police Relief Association, Boston, death benefits of .... 

Ponds, great, use of, investigation as to . 
Port of Boston, development and improvement of, appropriation 

Maiden, Medford and Everett may incur indebtedness in connection with 
Porters, state house (see State house). 
Portia Law School, incorporated ......... 

Portraits of members of general court, book containing, purchase authorized 

Postmaster, general court (see General court). 

Powers, Leland, reimbursed because of certain injuries sustained 

Premiums, Massachusetts School Fund securities, appropriation 

officials' bonds, appropriation ...... 

Princeton, town of (see Towns). 
Prison, camp and hospital, appropriation 

instructors, retired, compensation, appropriation 

officers, retired, compensation, appropriation 

state, appropriation ....... 

physician and surgeon, salary established 
supplementary appropriation .... 

transfer of, to state farm at Bridgewater, investigation as to 
Prisons, bureau of, appropriation ..... 

director of, to be member of commission to investigate as to transfer of 

state prison to state farm ........ 330 

supplementary appropriation ......... 292 

Probate and insolvency, registers of, appropriation ..... 145 

supplementary appropriation ....... 248, 249, 286 

Probation, commission on (see Commissions, Commissioners) 
Proprietors of Forest Hills Cemetery, land of, acquiring of certain, by Bos- 
ton for street improvements .... 

Province laws, publication of, appropriation 

Provincetown, town of (see Towns). 

Provincial state house, old, appropriation 

Public accountants, examination of, appropriation . 

Public employees, compensation for injuries sustained by, appropriation 

supplementary appropriation ....... 

Public records, commissioner of (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Public service commission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 



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Public utilities, department of, duties as to construction of Haverhill foot way 347 

rate of faro in Hjclo Park district, duties as to . . . . . . 363 

Public works, commissioner of (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

Purgatory Chftsm state reservation, appropriation ..... 291 

Q. 

Quartermaster general, appropriation ......... 160 

supplementary appropriation ......... 289 

Quincy, city of (see Cities). 

R. 

Radclifie College may hold additional property ...... 45 

Rapid transit circuits on or near railroad locations in Boston, feasibility of 

constructing, investigation as to . . . . . . . 332 

Rebellion, war of, record of Massachusetts soldiers and sailors in, appropriation 172 
Records, public, commissioner of (see Commissions, Commissioners). 
Reformatory, for women, appropriation ........ 175 

supplementary appropriations ....... 252, 293 

Massachusetts, appropriation ......... 175 

supplementary appropriation ........ 293 

Registers of probate and insolvency (see Probate and insolvency, registers of). 
Removals in civil service, laws relating to, repealed and re-enacted . . . 214 

Representatives (see General court). 
Reservations, park, appropriation ......... 181 

Resolves (see Acts and resolves). 
Retirement, board of (see Boards). 

system, teachers', appropriation ........ 178 

Revere, city of (see Cities). 

Riley, Thomas, payment to, appropriation ....... 254 

Rockland, town of (see Towns). 

Rule, Elizabeth E., pension . 10 

Rutland state sanatorium (see Sanatorium). 



deputies in office of. 



estab- 



s. 

Sailors (see Soldiers, sailors and marines). 

St. James's Church in Roxbury, The Proprietors of, charter amended relative 

to membership 
St. Martin, Joseph, reimbursement to, appropriation 
Salaries, county employees, report, time extended 

secretary of the commonwealth, first and second 
lished ...... 

state employees, report, time extended 

state prison, physician and surgeon, established 
Salem, city of (see Cities). 

normal school, appropriation 
Sanatoria, appropriation 
Sanatorium, Lakeville state, appropriation 

North Reading state, appropriation . 
supplementary appropriation 

Rutland state, appropriation 

Westfield state, appropriation . 



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Sanger, William H., assistant clerk of senate, salary, appropriation . 
Saugus, town of (see Towns). 

Savings Bank, Boston Five Cents, may hold additional real estate . 
Savings bank life insurance department, appropriation 

School boys working away from home upon farms, expenses of supervision, appro 
priation .......... 

School Fund, Massachusetts, premiums on securities purchased for, appropria 
tion ........... 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH: 

appropriation ........... 

deputies in office of, salaries established ...... 

appropriation .......... 

elections, printing matters relating to, appropriation .... 

Massachusetts archives, appropriation ...... 

printing laws, etc., appropriation ....... 

province laws, publication of, appropriation ..... 

to furnish town of Chatham certain books, documents, etc. . 

to furnish town of Medway certain books, documents, etc. . 
Security Trust Company of Lynn may hold additional capital stock of the 
Security Building Corporation . . ... 

Seminary, Andover Theological, principal instructor of Phillips Academy not 
to be a trustee of ....... . 

Senate (see General court). 

Sergeant-at-arms, appropriation ....... 

cashier and executive secretary to, salary established . 

extra session, compensation and appropriation .... 

first clerk in department of, salary established ..... 

retired women formerly employed by, compensation, appropriation 

supplementary appropriation ........ 

Serial bonds, appropriation ......... 

supplementary appropriation ........ 

Sewerage district, north metropolitan, appropriation .... 

south metropolitan, appropriation ....... 

supplementary appropriation ....... 

Sewerage system, Mystic lakes, cost of, report by state department of health 
time extended ......... 

Worcester, payment of rental for use of, by Worcester state hospital 
Sharon, town of (see Towns). 

Sherwood, Margaret L., mother of Roswell B. Stevens, payment to . 
Shrewsbury, town of (see Towns). 
Sight-saving classes for children, appropriation ..... 

Sinking fund requirements, appropriation ...... 

Smith Mills Christian Church of Dartmouth, to act as trustee of certain 
funds .......... 

Smoke, abatement of, appropriation ...... 

Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, appropriation .... 

in favor of trustees of ....... . 

reducing danger of fire at, investigation as to . 
Soldiers, sailors and marines, aid for, in finding employment, appropria- 
tions . . . . . . . . . . . 102, 

entertainment of, etc., appropriation ......•• 

insurance premiums, certain, of, town of Wellesley may pay 



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305 

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Soldiers, sailors and marines, reception and entertainment of, appropriation 

state pay to, appropriation ........ 

testimonials for, appropriation ........ 

training of disabled, commission to investigate as to, established . 
Somerville, city of (see Cities). 

South Congregational Church of Springfield, additional powers and duties 
South Congregational Society of Springfield, Massachusetts, dissolved 
South metropolitan sewerage district, appropriation .... 

supplementary appropriation ........ 

Spanish war, record of soldiers, sailors and marines who served in, appropriation 

Springfield Branch of the Woman's Board of Missions, charter amended 

Springfield, city of (see Cities). 

Standards, conimissioner of (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

State aid and pensions, commissioner of (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

State employees (see Employees, state). 

State farm (see Farm, state). 

State Firemen's Association, Massachusetts, appropriation . . . , 

State forest commission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

State forester, appropriation ...... 

supplementary appropriation ...... 

State guard, appropriation ....... 

State house, American Legion, Massachusetts branch of, quarters in 

elevator men, compensation at extra session 

engineer's department, appropriation .... 

supplementary appropriation ..... 

extension, changes and alterations in, appropriation 

grounds, grading and completing of, appropriation 

maintenance of, appropriation . . . . 

supplementary appropriation ..... 

old provincial, appropriation ...... 

porters, compensation at extra session .... 

receptacle for flags carried by Massachusetts men in German war 
tion ......... 

tablet in, in memory of animals who served in German war, erection of, author- 
ized ......... 

telephone service, appropriation . . . . • . 

supplementary appropriation ..... 

watchmen, appropriation ....... 

supplementary appropriation ..... 

State infirmary, appropriation ...... 

State institutions, improvements, etc., at, studies and estimates for 
tion ......... 

State library, appropriation ....... 

deficiency appropriation ....... 

State ofRcials, bonds of, premiums on, appropriation 

report relative to . 
State pier. New Bedford, appropriation .... 

State prison, appropriation . ...... 

physician and surgeon, salary established .... 

supplementary appropriation ...... 

transfer of, to state farm at Bridgewater, investigation as to 
Stationery, general court, appropriation ..... 



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Statistics, bureau of, appropriation . . . . . . 13& 

deficiency appropriation .......... 182 

investigation by director of, as to value of property of educational institutions 

exempt from taxation ......... 310 

Stevens, Roswell B., mother of, payment to . 305 

Stevens, Thomas J., widow of, annuity . 188 

Stockbridge, Library Association, incorporated . . . . . .116 

town of (see Towns). 
Stoneham, town of (see Towns). 
Stratton Garage, Inc., charter revived ........ 259 

Suffolk, county of (see Counties). 

Sugar Loaf, Mount, state reservation, additional land for, appropriation . 252 

Sullivan, Dennis, next of kin of, payment to, . . . . . . .29 

Sullivan, Timothy R., pension . . . . . . .27 

Summer census in certain towns, appropriation ...... 140 

Supervisor, of administration (see Administration, supervisor of). 

of loan agencies (see Loan agencies, supervisor of). 
Supreme judicial court (see Courts). 
Surgeon, chief (see Chief surgeon). 

Suspensions in civil service, laws relating to, repealed and re-enacted . . 214 

Swan Lake Cemetery Association, incorporated . . . . . .111 

T. 

Talbot, Samantha, annuity .......... 309 

Talcott, Le Roy E., payment to, appropriation ...... 254 

Taunton, city of (see Cities). 

river, improvement of part of, time extended for ..... 300 

investigation as to pollution of ....... . 309 

state hospital (see Hospitals). 
TAX, TAXES: 

Boston (see Cities). 

commission to investigate matter of taxes paid to commonwealth under mis- 
take 327 

county (see County tax). 

investigation as to value of property of educational institutions exempt 

from 310 

loss of certain, by cities and towns, reimbursement for, appropriations . 180, 249 

repayment of, investigation as to . . . . . . . . 327 

Taylor, Ethan, will of, powers and duties under. South Congregational Church 

of Springfield to assume ......... S 

Teachers, school (see Cities, Boston, Cambridge). 

Teachers' retirement system, appropriation ....... 178 

Technology, Massachusetts Institute of, appropriation .... 177 

Tewksbury, fire and water district, established ...... 223 

town of (see Towns). 
Thompson, William W., pension ......... 42 

Tilden, Samuel, widow of, payment to . . . . . . . . 189 

TOWNS: 

Amherst, The Jones Library in, incorporated ...... 53 

Arlington, Mystic lakes, lands on banks of, acquiring of, by metropolitan park 

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TOWNS — continued. 

Arlington, Mystic lakes, sewerage system, cost of, report by state depart 

ment of health, time extended . 
Athol, school loan, authorized .... 
schools, land for, purchase of, by . 
town hall, erection of, may borrow money for . 
Auburn, Auburn Water Company to supply water to 
Belchertown, proposed school for feeble-minded at, appropriation 
Berkley, payment to, by commonwealth, appropriation 
Blackstone, town of Milhille may borrow money to pay its debt to 
Blandford, electricity, sale and delivery of, to, by Berkshire Street Railway 

Company ....... 

Brimfield, highway in, construction of . . . 

Brookline, boundary line between Newton and, relative to 

food conservation and spreading knowledge of food values, may appropriate 

money for .......... 

Canton, refunding loan, authorized ....... 

Chatham, to be furnished with certain books, documents, etc. 

Cheshire, lands, easements, etc., in, fire district of town of Dalton may ac 

quire ........... 

Dalton, fire district of, may take and use Windsor reservoir . 

Danvers, water loan, additional, authorized ..... 

water, taking of, from Ipswich river by . 
Dartmouth, Smith Mills Christian Church of, to act as trustee of certain 

funds ........ 

water loan, additional, authorized .... 

Dennis, Swan Lake Cemetery Association in, incorporated 

Dracut, water supply district, territory extended 

Falmouth, Deacon's Pond harbor in, name changed to Falmouth Inner 

Harbor ....... 

Framingham, sewage disposal contract, reformatory for women, appropriation 
Greenfield, nomination certificates validated ..... 

Hingham, locations granted by, for lines of its electric light department 

validated .......... 

Hinsdale, Windsor reservoir in, fire district of town of Dalton may take and 

use ....... 

Holden, highway in, construction of . 

Holland, highway in, construction of . 

Hull, Hannigan, Joseph E., payment to 

Huntington, funding of certain indebtedness by . 

Manchester, annual town meeting validated 

Mansfield, acquiring and operating of Norton, Taunton and Attleboro Street 

Railway by ....... . 

Marion, commissioner of public works, powers extended 
Marshfield, annual town meeting validated 
Mashpee, roads in, construction and repair of, appropriation 
trust funds, certain, may be expended by . . . 

Medway, to be furnished with certain books, documents, etc. 
Middleborough, may take over properties and liabilities of Middleborough 

fire district ...... 

Middlefield, highway in, improvement of 

Millbury, lands, etc., in, Worcester may acquire, for establishment of sewage 

disposal system .......... 



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Milhille, refunding loan, authorized ... 

Milton, annuity, McDermott, Thomas F., widow of 
Moran, Patrick, widow of . 
fire department, call men in, pensions 

Natick, Frost, Howard L., widow of, payment to 

North Attleborough, may supply Plainville with water 

Norton, acquiring and operating of Norton, Taunton and Attleboro Street 
Railway by ......... . 

Peru, lands, easements, etc., in, fire district of town of Dalton may acquire 

Plainville, water supply, North Attleborough may furnish 

Plymouth, Pilgrim tercentenary celebration in, relative to . 

Princeton, highway in, construction of ..... . 

Pro\ancetown, celebration of historical importance of, appropriation 

Reading, sewer securities, interest rate . . . . ' . 

Rockland, pension, Kendrigan, Thomas F. . 

Sandwich, Mill river in, certain rights of Crocker, Alexander K., to take alewives 
from, revoked ......... 

Saugus, structures, pipes, etc., used for supplying water, purchase of, by 
from city of Revere ........ 

Sharon, street railway line and system of motor transportation, acquiring and 
operation of, by . . . . . . . . . 

Shrewsbury, purchase of land by, from Worcester for school purposes, author 
ized ........... 

Stockbridge, school lands in, parcel of, exchange of ... . 

Stockbridge Library Association in, incorporated .... 

Stoneham, funding and refunding loans, authorized .... 
payments by, account of operation of Boston Elevated Railway Company , 

Tewksbury, fire and water district, established ..... 

Wakefield, school loan, authorized ....... 

Walpole, school loan, authorized ....... 

Wareham, ponds in, leasing of, for propagation of alewives ... 

Watertown, payment to, appropriation ...... 

precinct voting, limited town meetings, etc., in .... 

Wellesley, insurance premiums of its residents in war service, payment of 
by 

West Stockbridge, funding loan, authorized ..... 

Westfield, voters of, to elect certain officers of Westfield Athena?um 

Williamstown, highway in, investigation as to construction of 

Winchester, Mystic lakes, lands on banks of, acquiring of, by metropolitan 
park commission ......... 

sewerage system, cost of, report by state department of health, time ex- 
tended ........••• 

Windsor, reservoir in, fire district of town of Dalton may take and use . 
Towns, contribution by, served by Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway Com- 
pany .......••■• 

laws relating to, commission on revision of (see Commissions, Commis 
sioners) . 

military aid, reimbursement for, appropriation 

taxes, reimbursement for loss of certain, appropriations 

teachers' pensions, reimbursement for, appropriation . 
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TREASURER AND RECEIVER GENERAL: page 

appropriation ............ 136 

duties and powers as to certain payments made to commonwealth by trustees 

of Boston Elevated Eailway Company ..... 356, 357 

report by, relative to bonds required of certain public officials and employees . 303 

supplementary appropriation . . . . . . . . . 283 

to be member of commission to investigate matter of taxes paid to common- 
wealth under mistake ......... 327 

Trial justice, city of Mcthuen, allowance for clerical work .... 257 

Tribou, N. Dennis, pension . . • . .11 

Trustees, hospitals for consumptives, appropriation ...... 149 

Massachusetts training schools, appropriation ...... 173 

Tufts College, trustees, certain, election of ....... 63 

Tunnel, traffic, connecting Boston and East Boston, investigation as to feasi- 
bility of constructing ......... 330 

Twenty-sixth division. United States army, parade of, in Boston, etc., ap- 
propriation ........... 108 

u. 

Uniformity of legislation in United States, board of commissioners for pro- 
motion of, appropriation ........ 134 

United Marble Companies, charter revived ....... 37 

United States, leasing of Norfolk state hospital to, authorized .... 335 

United States army, twenty-sixth division of, parade in Boston, appropria- 
tion 108 

University extension department, appropriation ...... 175 

supplementary appropriation ......... 293 

V. 

Vehicles, motor (see Motor vehicles). 

Veterans of civil war, retired, compensation, appropriation . . . .141 

Veterinary medicine, board of registration in (see Boards). 

w, 

Wachusett mountain state reservation, highway between Holden and, im- 
provement of .......... 270 

Wage, minimum, commission (see Commissions, Commissioners). 

Wakefield, town of (see Towns). 

Walpole, town of (see Towns). 

Walsh, James, mother of, payment to ........ 36 

Waltham, city of (see Cities). 
WAR MEASURES: 

animals who served in German war, erection of tablet in state house in memory 

of, authorized .......... 337 

parade in Boston of twenty-sixth diNasion, United States army, etc., appro- 
priation ........... 108 

soldiers and sailors, aid for, in finding employment, appropriations . 102, 140 



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soldiers and Bailors, entertainment of, etc., appropriation . 
reception and entertainment of, appropriation .... 

training of, investigation as to 
Wellesley may pay insurance premiums of its residents in war 6er\'ice 
War records, publication of certain, appropriation .... 

Warden, state fire, appropriation ....... 

Wareham, town of (see Towns). 
WATER: 

fire and, district, Tewksbury, established ..... 

loans, Woburn, restrictions on issue of bon<!s removed 

power of metropolitan water supply, practicability of utilizing, investiga- 
tion as to . 
supply, Auburn, by Auburn Water Company .... 

commonwealth, needs and resources of, investigation as to 
Dalton, town of, fire district of, may take and use Windsor reservoir 
Danvers, additional loan, authorized 
Dartmouth, additional loan, authorized . 
Dracut, district, territory extended 
Fitchburg, additional loan, authorized 
Haverhill, bonds, interest rate 

Lynn, Peabody, Salem, Beverly and Danvers, from Ipswich river 
Middleborough, may take over properties and liabilities of Middleborough 
fire district ........ 

Plainville, may be supplied by North Attleborough . 
Revere, certain property used for, sale of, by, to Saugus . 
Salem, loan, authorized ...... 

Saugus, certain property used for, purchase of, by, from Revere 
Worcester, additional loan, authorized .... 

system, metropolitan, appropriation ..... 

Watertown, town of (see Towns). 

Waterways and public lands, commission on (see Commissions, Commis- 
sioners) . 
Wedger, Walter L., reimbursement to, appropriation ..... 

Welch, Annie, pension ........... 257" 

Wellesley, town of (see Towns). 

Wellington bridge, appropriation ......... 181 

West Stockbridge, town of (see Towns). 

Westborough state hospital (see Hospitals) . 

Westfield, AthenKum, management and control changed, etc. .... 13 

normal school, appropriations ........ 177, 253 

state sanatorium (see Sanatorium), 
town of (see Towns). 
White Island pond in Wareham, leasing of, for propagation of alewives 
Williamstown, town of (see Towns). 
Winchester, town of (see Towns). 
Windsor, reservoir, fire district of town of Dalton may take and use . 

town of (see Towns). 
Witnesses, summoning of, general court, appropriation 
Woburn, city of (see Cities). 
Women, reformatory for, appropriation ....... 175 

supplementary appropriations ........ 252, 293 

Woods, Lindley R., pension .......... 40' 



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Worcester, city of (see Cities). 

county of (see Counties). 

normal school, appropriation ......... 177 

Polytechnic Institute, appropriation ........ 177 

state hospital (see Hospitals). 
Wrentham state school, appropriation . . . . . . . . 171 

supplementary appropriation . . . . . . . . .291