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ACTS 



RESOLVES 



PASSED BY THE 



tocral d(0ttrt ^if Utassarlmsettii, 



IN THE YEAR 



19 01, 



TOGETHER WITH 

THE CONSTITUTION, THE MESSAGES OF THE GOVERNOR, 

LIST OF THE CIVIL GOVERNMENT, TABLES SHOWING 

CHANGES IN THE STATUTES, CHANGES OF 

NAMES OF PERSONS, ETC., ETC. 



PUBLISHED BY THE 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 




BOSTON : 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 

18 Post Office Square. 

1907. 



A CONSTITUTIOIS' 



FORM OF GOVERIVMENT 



Commonto^altlj of ||(assarljus^lts. 



PREAMBLE. 

The end of the institution, maintenance, and administra- objects of 
tion of government, is to secure the existence of the body government, 
politic, to protect it, and to fui'nish the individuals who 
compose it with the power of enjoying in safety and tran- 
quillity their natural rights, and the blessings of life : and 
whenever these great objects are not obtained, the people 
have a right to alter the government, and to take meas- 
ures necessary for their safety, prosperity, and happiness. 

The body politic is formed by a voluntary association Body politic, 
of individuals : it is a social compact, by which the whole it°^f°ul^!''' 
people covenants with each citizen, and each citizen with 
the whole people, that all shall be governed by certain 
laws for the common good. It is the duty of the people, 
therefore, in framing a constitution of government, to pro- 
vide for an equitable mode of making laws, as well as for 
an impartial interpretation and a faithful execution of 
them ; that ever}^ man may, at all times, find his security 
in them. 

We, therefore, the people of Massachusetts, acknowl- 
edging, with grateful hearts, the goodness of the gi-eat 
Legislator of the universe, in affording us, in the course 
of His providence, an opportunity, deliberately and peace- 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 

ably, without fraud, violence, or surprise, of entering into 
an original, explicit, and solemn compact with each other ; 
and of forming a new constitution of civil government, 
for ourselves and posterity ; and devoutly imploring His 
direction in so interesting a design, do agree upon, ordain, 
and establish, the foUoAving Dedaration of RigJds, and 
Frame of GoveDiment^ as the Constitution of the Com- 
monwealth or Massachusetts. 



Equality and 
natural righta 
of all men. 



Right and duty 
of public relig. 
ious worship. 
Protection 
therein. 
2 Cush. 104. 
12 Allen, 129. 



Amendments, 
Art. XI. substi. 
tuted for this. 



Legislature 
empowered to 
compel provi- 
8ion for public 
worship ; 



PAKT THE FIRST. 

A Dedaration of the liights of the Inhabitants of the 
Commonwealth of Massadiusetts. 

Article I. All men are born free and equal, and have 
certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights ; among 
which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defend- 
ing their lives and liberties ; that of acquiring, possess- 
ing, and protecting property ; in fine, that of seeking and 
obtaining their safety and happiness. 

II. It is the right as well as the duty of all men in 
society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the 
Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the 
universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or 
restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worship- 
ping God in the manner and season most agi'eeable to the 
dictates of liis own conscience ; or for his religious pro- 
fession of sentiments ; provided he doth not distm'b the 
public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship. 

III. [As the happiness of a people, and the good order 
and preservation of civil government, essentially depend 
upon piety, religion, and morality; and as these cannot 
be generally diffused through a community but by the 
institution of the public worship of God, and of public 
instructions in piety, religion, and morality : Therefore, 
to promote their happiness, and to secure the good order 
and preservation of their government, the people of this 
commonwealth have a right to invest their legislature with 
power to authorize and require, and the legislatm'e shall, 
from time to time, authorize and require, the several towns, 
parishes, precincts, and other bodies politic, or religious 
societies, to make suitable provision, at their own expense, 
for the institution of the public worship of God, and for 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 5 

the support and maintenance of public Protestant teachers 
of pietj, rehgion, and morality, in all cases where such 
provision shall not be made voluntarily. 

And the people of this connnonwealth have also a right ^i^ce^"*" 
to, and do, invest their legislature with authority to enjoin thereon. 
upon all the subjects an attendance upon the instructions 
of the public teachers aforesaid, at stated times and sea- 
sons, if there be any on whose instructions they can con- 
scientiously and conveniently attend. 

Provided, notwithstanding, that the several towns, par- Exclusive right 
ishes, precincts, and other bodies politic, or religious socie- fous'teache'rV^' 
ties, shall, at all times, have the exclusive right of electing secured, 
their public teachers, and of contracting with them for 
their support and maintenance. 

And all moneys paid by the subject to the support of ^^o^Varochiai 
public worship, and of the public teachers aforesaid, shall, pa^id^Sssf 
if he requu-e it, be uniformly applied to the support of the etc ' 
public teacher or teachers of his own religious sect or de- 
nomination, provided there be any on whose instructions 
he attends ; other-^nse it may be paid towards the support 
of the teacher or teachers of the parish or precinct in which 
the said monej^s are raised. 

And ever}^ denomination of Christians, demeaning them- Aiidenomina- 
selves peaceably, and as good subjects of the commonwealth, protected. 
shall be equally under the protection of the law : and no subordination 
subordination of any one sect or denomination to another anot'ife^p'rV" 
shall ever be established by law.] hitited. 

IV. The people of this commonwealth have the sole Right of self 
and exclusive right of governing themselves, as a free, secured. 
sovereign, and independent state ; and do, and forever 
hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdic- 
tion, and right, wliich is not, or may not hereafter be, by 

them expressly delegated to the United States of America, 
in Congress assembled. 

V. All power residing originally in the people, and ^/"auTmcMl^ 
beinfj; derived from them, the several magistrates and etc 
officers of government, vested with authority, whether 
legislative, executive, or judicial, are their substitutes 

and agents, and are at all times accountable to them. 

VI. No man, nor corporation, or association of men, services ren- 
have any other title to obtain advantages, or particular pXiic being 
and exclusive privileges, distinct from those of the com- p'^c °iiir prM-° 
munity, than what arises from the consideration of ser- j^fy^offices'^are 
vices rendered to the public ; and this title being in absurd and 

i 1 • 1 1 unnatural, 

natm-e neither hereditary, nor transmissible to children, 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Objects of gov- 
ernment; right 
of i)eople to 
inetitnte and 
change it. 



Right of people 
to secure rota- 
tion in office. 



All, having the 
qualifications 
prescribed, 
equally eligible 
to office. For 
the definition of 
" inhabitant," 
Bee Oh. 1, Kect. 
2, Art. II. 
Right of protec- 
tion and duty of 
contribution 
correlative. 
Taxation 
founded on 
consent. 
16 Mass. 326. 
1 Pick. 418. 
7 Pick. 344. 
12 Pick. 184, 467. 
16 Pick. 87. 
23 Pick. 360. 
7 Met. 388. 
4 Gray, 474. 
7 Gray, 363. 
14 Gray, 154. 
1 Allen, loO. 
4 Allen, 474. 

Private prop- 
erty not to be 
taken for public 
uses without, 

6Cush.327. 
14 Gray, 155. 
16 Gray, 417, 
431. 



Remedies, by 
recourse to the 
law, to be free, 
complete and 
prompt. 



or desccTidants, or relations by blood, the idea of a man 
born a magistrate, lawgiver, or judge, is absurd and 
unnatural. 

VII. Government is instituted for the common good ; 
for the protection, safety, prosperity, and ha})piness of the 
people ; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest 
of any one man, family, or class of men : Therefore the 
people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and inde- 
feasible right to institute government ; and to reform, 
alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, 
safety, prosperity, and happiness require it. 

VIII. In order to prevent those who are vested with 
authority from becoming oppressors, the people have a 
right, at such periods and in such manner as they shall 
establish by their frame of government, to cause their 
public officers to return to private life ; and to fill up 
vacant places by certain and regular elections and appoint- 
ments. 

IX. All elections ought to be free ; and all the inhab- 
itants of this commonwealth, having such qualifications as 
they shall establish by their frame of government, have an 
equal right to elect officers, and to be elected, for public 
emplo3'ments. 122 Mass. 595, 596. 

X. Each individual of the societ}^ has a right to be 
protected by it in the enjoyment of his life, liberty, and 
property, according to standing laws. He is obliged, con- 
sequently, to contribute his share to the expense of this 
protection ; to give his personal service, or an equivalent, 
when necessary : but no part of the property of any indi- 
vidual can, with justice, be taken from him, or applied to 
public uses, without his own consent, or that of the repre- 
sentative body of the people. In fine, the people of this 
commonwealth are not controllable by any other laws 
than those to which their constitutional representative 
body have given their consent. And whenever the pub- 
lic exigencies require that the property of any individual 
should be appropriated to public uses, he shall receive a 
reasonable compensation therefor. 

1 Allen, 150. 103 Mass. 120, 624. 113 Mass. 45. 127 Mass. 50, 52, 

11 Allen, 530. 106 Mass. 356, 362. 116 Mass. 463. 358, 363, 410, 413. 

12 Allen, 223, 230. 108 Mass. 202, 213. 126 Mass. 428, 441. 129 Mass. 559. 
100 Mass. 544, 560. HI Mass. 130. 

XI. Every subject of the commonwealth ought to find 
a certain remedy, by having recourse to the laws, for all 
injuries or wrongs which he may receive in his person, 
property, or character. He ought to obtain right and 



COMIVION^YEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 7 

justice freeh^, and without being obliged to piu'chase it ; 
completely, and without any denial ; prompth", and with- 
out delay ; conformably to the laws. 

Xn. No subject shall be held to answer for any crimes Prosecutions 
or offence, until the same is fully and plainly, substantially TpTck. 211. 
and formally, described to him ; or be compelled to accuse, is pick'. 434. 
or fm-nish evidence against himself. And every subject l^^ethig^' 
shall have a right to produce all proofs that may be favor- \^q^^^-^^- 
able to him ; to meet the witnesses against him face to face, 5 Gray', m 

. . ■ ® . .8 Gray 329 

and to be fully heard in his defence by hmiself, or his lOGray, ii.' 
counsel, at his election. And no subject shall be arrested, 2 AiieT/a^e^i^/ 
miprisoned, despoiled, or deprived of his propert}', immu- 24of264°'439^ 
nities, or privileges, put out of the protection of the law, il^uen no 
exiled, or deprived of his life, liberty, or estate, but by the 97 Mass.'sTo, 
judgment of his peers, or the law of the land. looMass. 287, 

107 Mass. 172, 180. 118 Mass. 443, 451. 122 Mass. 332. 127 Mass. 550, 554. 103*Mas8. 418. 

108 Mass. 5, 6. 120 Mass. 118, 120. 124 Mass. 464. 129 Mass. 559. 

And the leo-islatiu'e shall not make any law that shall Right to trial 

~ ..... ^ . . t)V jury in 

subject any person to a capital or infamous punishment, criminal cases, 
exceptinof for the government of the army and navy, with- rGrav,329",3T3. 

- jT • I'^u • 103 Mass. 418. 

out trial b}" jury. 

XIII. In criminal prosecutions, the verification of facts, crimes to be 
in the vicinit}" where they happen, is one of the gTcat- vidnity!"*^^ 
est secm-ities of the life, liberty, and property of the 12? ^''ass^ei 62. 
citizen. 

XIV. Every subiect has a rig-ht to be secure from all Right of search 

- >' .0 and seizure 

unreasonable searches, and seizures, ot his person, his regulated. 
houses, his papers, and all his possessions. All warrants, Amend-tiv. '' 
therefore, are contrary to this right, if the cause or founda- scush^l^b. 
tion of them be not previously supported by oath or affir- LOGray ,\s4. 
mation, and if the order in the warrant to a civil officer, to JL-Vf'^"' t'S: 

. ' 100 Mass. 136, 

make search m suspected places, or to arrest one or more 139. 

126 MasB 269 

suspected persons, or to seize their property, be not accom- 273. 
panied with a special designation of the persons or objects 
of search, arrest, or seizure : and no warrant ought to be 
issued but in cases, and with the formalities prescribed by 
the laws. 

XV. In all controversies concerning propert}^ and in Right to trial 
all suits between two or more persons, except in cases in elclp^tfetc"^''' 
which it has heretofore been otherwaj^s used and practised, Amend°fviL'' 
the parties have a right to a trial by jury ; and this method 2 p|°^--^^^. 
of procedure shall be held sacred, unless, in causes arisino- 5 Gray, 144. 

\l 1 • 1 T 1 \ , . . , ° 8 Oray, 373. 

on me tugli seas, and such as relate to mariners wages, ii Alien, 574, 
the legislature shall hereafter find it necessary to alter it. io2'Ma8s. 45,47. 

114 Mass. 388, 390. 122 Mass. 505, 516. 125 Mass. 182, 188. 
120 Mass. 320, 321. 123 Mass. 590, 593. 128 Mass. 600. 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Liberty of tlie 
press. 



Right to keep 
and bear arms. 
Standing armies 
dangerous. 
Military power 
subordinate to 
civil. 
5 Oray, 121. 



Moral qualifica- 
tions for office. 



Moral obliga- 
tions of law- 
givers and 
magistrates. 



Right of people 
to instruct rep- 
resentatives 
and petition 
legislature. 



Power to BUS- 
pend the laws 
or their execu- 
tion 



Freedom of de- 
bate, etc., and 
reason thereof. 



Frequent ses- 
sions, and ob- 
jects thereof. 



Taxation 
founded on 
consent. 
8 Allen, -247. 



XVI. Tho liberty of the press is essential to the secu- 
rity of freedom in a state : it ought not, therefore, to be 
restrained in this commonwealth. 

XVII. The people haye a right to keep and to bear 
arms for the common defence. And as, in time of peace, 
armies are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be 
maintained without the consent of the legislature ; and 
the military power shall always be held in an exact subor- 
dination to the civil authority, and be governed by it, 

XVIII. A frequent recurrence to the fundamental 
principles of the constitution, and a constant adherence 
to those of piet}^ justice, moderation, temperance, indus- 
try, and frugality, are absolutely necessary to preserve the 
advantages of liberty, and to maintain a free government. 
The people ought, consequenth", to have a particular atten- 
tion to all those principles, in the choice of their officers 
and representatives : and they have a right to requu^e of 
their lawgivers and magistrates an exact and constant 
observance of them, in the formation and execution of the 
laws necessary for the good administration of the common- 
wealth. 

XIX. The people have a right, in an orderly and peace- 
able manner, to assemble to consult upon the common 
good; give instructions to their representatives, and to 
request of the legislative body, b}^ the way of addresses, 
petitions, or remonstrances, redress of the wrongs done 
them, and of the grievances they suffer. 

XX. The power of suspending the laws, or the execu- 
tion of the laws, ought never to be exercised but by the 
legislature, or by authority derived from it, to be exer- 
cised in such particular cases only as the legislature shall 
expressly provide for. 

XXI. The freedom of deliberation, speech, and debate, 
in either house of the legislature, is so essential to the 
rights of the people, that it cannot be the foundation of 
any accusation or prosecution, action or complaint, in any 
other court or place whatsoever. 

XXII. The legislature ought frequently to assemble 
for the redress of grievances, for correcting, strengthening, 
and confirming the laws, and for making new laws, as the 
common good may require. 

XXIII. No subsidy, charge, tax, impost, or duties 
ought to be established, fix(>d, laid, or levied, under any 
pretext whatsoever, without the consent of the people or 
their representatives in the legislature. 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 9 

XXIV. Laws made to punish for actions done before kh^ pnst facto 
the existence of such laws, and which have not been de- 12'Anen, 42if * 
clared crimes by preceding laws, are unjust, oppressive, *^*> ^28,434, 
and inconsistent with the fundamental principles of a free 
government. 

XXV. Xo subject ought, in any case, or in any time, Legislature not 
to be declared guilty of treason or felony by the legis- treason^'^etc. 
lature. 

XXVL No magistrate or court of law shall demand ^f^^fifri^t*^"" 
excessive bail or sureties, impose excessive fines, or inflict cmei punish. 

' i ' ments, pro- 

cruel or unusual punisliments. 5 Gray, 482. hiMted. 

XXVn. Li time of peace, no soldier ought to be quar- ko soldier to be 
tered in any house without the consent of the owner ; and house7unie88°^ 
in time of war, such quarters ought not to be made but ^^^' 
by the civil magistrate, in a manner ordained by the legis- 
lature . 

XXVHI. No person can in any case be subject to law- citizens exempt 
martial, or to any penalties or pains, by virtue of that laAV, tia°CuniIs™*Itc. 
except those employed in the army or navy, and except 
the militia in actual service, but by authority of the legis- 
lature. 

XXLK. It is essential to the preservation of the rights judges of su- 
of every individual, his life, liberty, property, and charac- court^ ^^''"'"'' 
ter, that there be an impartial interpretation of the laws, \^rij^l}i_ 
and administration of iustice. It is the right of everv ^ ^}i®°' oo-' 

. .J . .0 .-' 7 Allen, 38a. 

Citizen to be tried by judges as free, impartial, and inde- 105 Mass. 219, 
pendent as the lot of humanity will admit. It is, therefore, fenure'of their 
not only the best polic}^ but for the security of the rights ° 
of the people, and of eveiy citizen, that the judges of the 
supreme judicial coiu-t should hold their offices as long as 
tliey behave themselves well ; and that they should have 
honorable salaries ascertained and established by standing salaries. 
laws . 

XXX. In the government of this commonwealth, the Separation of 
legislative department shall never exercise the executive dairandVg^s.^' 
and judicial powers, or either of them : the executive shall menfsf^^"'*" 
never exercise the legislative and judicial powers, or either 2 lue^' sei". 
of them : the iudicial shall never exercise the legislative ^-^"''"'^t^J^^' 

T . . , ^1 1^1.1'"' Mass. 282, 

and executiA'e powers, or either ot them : to the end it 2S6. 
may be a government oi Jaws and not ot men. 249. 

116 Mass. 317. 129 Maes. 559. 



10 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Title of body 
politic. 



PART THE SECOND. 

The Frame of Government. 

The people, inhabiting the territory formerly called the 
Province of Massacliusetts Ba}', do hereby solemnly and 
mutually agree with each other, to form themselves into a 
free, sovereign, and independent body politic, or state, by 
the name of The CoMMOiSivEALTii of Massachusetts. 



CHAPTER I. 



Legislative 
department. 



For change of 
time, etc., see 
amendments, 
Art. X. 



Governor's 

veto. 

99 Mass. 636. 



Bill may be 
passed by two- 
thirds of each 
bouse, notwitb 
standing. 



THE LEGISLATIVE POWER. 

Section I. 
TJie General Court. 

Article I. The department of legislation shall be 
formed by two branches , a Senate and House of Represent- 
atives ; each of which shall have a negative on the other. 

The legislative body shall assemble every 3^ear [on the 
last Wednesday in May, and at such other times as they 
shall judge necessary ; and shall dissolve and be dissolved 
on the day next preceding the said last Wednesday in 
May ;] and shall be styled. The General Court of 
Massachusetts. 

II. No bill or resolve of the senate or house of repre- 
sentatives shall become a laAv, and haA^e force as such, until 
it shall have been laid before the governor for his revisal ; 
and if he, upon such revision, approve thereof, he shall 
signify his approbation by signing the same. But if he 
have any objection to the passing of such bill or resolve, he 
shall return the same, together Avith his objections thereto, 
in writing, to the senate or house of representatives, in 
whichsoever the same shall have originated ; who shall 
enter the objections sent down b}^ the governor, at large, 
on their records, and proceed to reconsider the said bill or 
resolve. But if after such reconsideration, two-thirds of 
the said senate or house of representatives, shall, notwith- 
standing the said objections, agree to pass the same, it 
shall, together with the ol)jections, be sent to the other 
branch of the legislature, where it shall also be reconsid- 
ered, and if approved by two-thirds of the members i)res- 
ent, shall have the force of a law : but in all such cases, 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 11 

the votes of both houses shall bo determined by yeas and 
nays ; and the names of the persons voting for, or against, 
the said bill or resolve, shall be entered upon the public 
records of the commonwealth. 

And in order to prevent unnecessary delays, if any bill incaseoFad" 
or resolve shall not be returned by the governor within the'generai° 
five days after it shall have been presented, the same shall the five day", 

have the force of a law. 3 Mass. 567. see amend- 

inentB, Art. 1. 

III. The general court shall forever have full power General court 
and authority to erect and constitute judicatories and j^dlcatoHee"*" 
com'ts of record, or other courts, to be held in the name o?dpe*t c.* '^"^ 
of the commonwealth, for the hearing, trying, and deter- i2*Gra'^i47 
mining of all manner of crimes, offences, pleas, processes, i54. 
plaints, actions, matters, causes, and things, whatsoever, 

arising or happening within the commonwealth, or between 
or concerning persons inhabiting, or residing, or brought 
within the same : Avhether the same be criminal or civil, 
or whether the said crimes be capital or not capital, and 
whether the said pleas be real, personal, or mixed; and 
for tlie awarding and making out of execution thereupon. 
To which com'ts and iudicatories are herebv G'iven and CourtB, etc., 

T , . ,. , " ~ . may administer 

granted lull power and authority, from time to time, to oaths, 
administer oaths or affirmations, for the better discovery 
of truth in any matter in controversy or depending before 
them. 

IV. And further, full power and authority are hereby General court 
given and granted to the said general court, from time to "c.^^""" *^^' 
time to make, ordain, and establish, all manner of whole- 4 AUmi', 473. 
some and reasonable orders, laws, statutes, and ordinances, H^^^^^^'"^"^^' 
directions and instructions, either with penalties or with- 100 Mass. 544. 
out ; so as the same be not repugnant or contrary to this ne Mass. 467, 
constitution, as they shall judge to be for the good and may enact 
w^ehare of this commonwealth, and for the government repugnlutto* 
and ordering thereof, and of the subiects of the same, and the constitution. 

„, ~ ' iT^ci '6 Allen, 3o8. 

tor the necessary support and defence of the government 
thereof; and to name and settle annually, or provide by may provide 
fixed laws for the naming and settling, all civil officers orVppointme°nt 
within the said commonwealth, the election and consti- n5°Ma8r602. 
tution of whom are not hereafter in this form of govern- 
ment otherwise provided for ; and to set forth the several thd^ dutTes!'^'''^ 
duties, powers, and limits, of the several civil and military 
officers of this commonwealth, and the forms of such 
oaths or affirmations as shall be respectively administered 
unto them for the execution of their several offices and 
places, so as the same be not repugnant or contrary to 



12 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



General court 
may impose 
taxes, etc. 
12 Mass. 252. 

5 Allen, 428. 

6 Allen, 558. 

8 Allen, 247,253. 

10 Allen, 235. 

11 Allen, 268. 

12 Allen, 77, 223, 
235, 238, 240, 
298, 300, 312, 
313, 500, 612. 

98 Maes. 19. 

100 Mass. 285. 

101 Mass. 575, 
585. 

103 Mass. 267. 
114 Mass. 388, 
391 

lieMass. 461. 
118 Mass. 386, 
389. 

123 Mass. 493, 
495. 

127 Mass. 413. 
may impose 
taxes, etc., to be 
disposed of for 
defence, protec- 
tion, etc. 
8 Allen, 247, 256. 
Valuation of 
estates once in 
ten years, at 
least, while, etc. 
8 Allen, 247. 
126 Mass. 547. 



this constitution ; and to impose and levy proportional 
and reasonable assessments, rates, and taxes, upon all the 
inhabitants of, and persons resident, and estates Ij^ing, 
within the said commonwealth ; and also to impose and 
levy reasonable duties and excises upon any produce, 
goods, wares, merchandise, and commodities, whatsoever, 
brought into, produced, manufactured, or being within 
the same ; to be issued and disposed of by warrant, under 
the hand of the governor of this commonwealth for the 
time being, with the advice and consent of the council, 
for the public service, in the necessary defence and sup- 
port of tlie government of the said commonwealth, and 
the protection and preservation of the subjects thereof, 
accordinof to such acts as are or shall be in force within 
the same. 

And while the public charges of government, or any 
part thereof, shall be assessed on polls and estates, in the 
manner that has hitherto been practised, in order that 
such assessments may be made with equality, there shall 
be a valuation of estates within tlie commonwealth, taken 
anew once in every ten years at least, and as much often er 
as the general court shall order. 

For the authority of the general court to charter cities, see amendments. Art. II. 



CHAPTER I 



Senate, number 
of, and by 
whom elected. 
Superseded by 
amendments, 
Art. XIII., 
which was also 
superseded by 
amendments, 
Art. XXII. 



For provision as 
to councillors, 
see amend- 
ments. Art. 
XVI. 



Section H. 

Senufe. 

Article I. [There shall be annually elected, by the 
freeholders and other inhabitants of this commonwealth, 
(jualified as in this constitution is provided, forty persons 
to be councillors and senators for the year ensuing their 
election ; to be chosen by the inhabitants of the districts 
into which the commonwealth ma}' , from time to time, be 
divided by the general court for that purpose : and the 
general court, in assigning the numbers to be elected by 
the respective districts, shall govern themselves by the pro- 
portion of the public taxes paid by the said districts ; and 
timely make known to the inhabitants of the common- 
wealth the limits of each district, and the number of coun- 
cillors and senators to be chosen therein ; provided, that 
the number of such districts shall never be less than thir- 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACPIUSETTS. 13 

teen ; and that no district be so large as to entitle the 
same to choose more than six senators. 

And the several counties in this commonwealth shall, ^ utrict^ untn 
until the general court shall determine it necessary to etc 
alter the said districts, be districts for the choice of coun- 
cillors and senators, (except that the counties of Dukes 
County and Xantucket shall form one district for that pm-- 
pose) and shall elect the following number for councillors 
and senators, viz. : — Suflblk, six ; Essex, six ; Middlesex, 
five ; Hampshu'e, foiu' ; Plymouth, tlu^ee ; Barnstable, one ; 
Bristol, three ; York, two ; Dukes County and Nantucket, 
one ; Worcester, five : Cumberland, one ; Lincoln, one ; 
Berkshii'c, two.] 

11. The senate shall be the first branch of the legislat- Manner and 

~ time of choosing 

ure : and the senators shall be chosen in the follomng man- seuatore and 

• 1 1 n 1 • J 1 m 1 -\T 1 • councillors. See 

ner, viz. : there shall be a meeting on the Liirst Monda}^ in amendments, 
April,] annually, forever, of the inhabitants of each town xv!' as*^ 
in the several counties of this commonwealth ; to be called amendmente, 
b}' the selectmen, and warned in due course of law, ^^ YmJilioTiB &s to 
least seven davs before the [first Monday in April,] for q"-»iifications of 

j;. L -J 1 voters, super- 

the purpose of electina; persons to be senators and coun- sededbyamend- 

• . ■■ • ments Arte 

cillors ; [and at such meetings every male inhabitant of iii., xx., 
twenty-one 3'ears of age and upwards, having a freehold xxx., xxxi. 
estate within the commonwealth, of the annual income of word^fnhabi- 
three pounds, or any estate of the value of sixty pounds, I'^J^erislfameud. 
shall have a rioht to give in his vote for the senators for ments. Art. 

O _ o _ _ _ XXIII. which. 

the district of which he is an inhabitant.] And to remove was annulled by 
all doubts concerning the meaning of the word " inhabi- 12 dray, 21.' 
tant" in this constitution, every person shall be considered 122^^88.090, 
as an inhabitant, for the purpose of electing and being- 
elected into any office, or place within this state, in that 
town, district, or plantation where he dwelleth, or hath 
his home. 

The selectmen of the several towns shall preside at selectmen to 

, . . • n 1 1 11 • 1 f preside at town 

such meetings impartialh' ; and shall receive the votes of meetings. 
all the inhabitants of such towns present and qualified 
to vote for senators, and shall sort and count them in 
open town meeting, and in presence of the town clerk, Return of votes. 
who shall make a fair record, in presence of the select- 
men, and in open town meeting, of the name of every 
person voted for, and of the number of votes against his 
name : and a fair copy of this record shall be attested by as to cities, see 

lA 1 11 11 1 1 n 1 1 1 " amendments, 

the selectmen and the town clerk, and shall be sealed up, Art. 11. 
directed to the secretarj^ of the commonwealth for the 
time being, with a superscription, expressing the purport 



u 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Time changed 
to first Wednes- 
day of January. 
See amend- 
ments, Art. X. 



Inhabitants of 
unincorporated 
plantations, 
who pay state 
taxes, may vote. 



Plantation 
meetings. 
Time of elec- 
tion changed by 
amendments, 
Art. XV. 
Assessors to 
notify, etc. 



Governor and 
council to ex- 
amine and count 
votes, and issue 
summonses. 
Time changed 
to first Wednes- 
day in January 
by amendments, 
Art. X. 
Majority 
chan ged to 
plurality by 
amendments, 
Art. XIV. 



Renate to be 
final judge of 
elections, etc., 



of the contents thereof, and delivered by the town clerk 
of such towns, to the sheriff of the county in which such 
town lies, thu-ty days at least before [the last Wednes- 
day in May] annually ; or it shall be delivered into the 
secretary's office seventeen days at least before the said 
[last AVednesday in ]\Iay :] and the sheriff of each county 
shall deliver all such certificates by him received, into 
the secretary's office, seventeen days before the said [last 
Wednesday in iMay.] 

And the inhabitants of plantations unincorporated, 
qualified as this constitution provides, who are or shall 
be empowered and required to assess taxes upon them- 
selves toward the support of government, shall have 
the same privilege of voting for councillors and senators 
in the plantations where they reside, as town inhabitants 
have in their respective towns ; and the plantation meet- 
ings for that purpose shall be held annually [on the same 
first Monday in April] , at such place in the plantations, 
respectively, as the assessors thereof shall direct ; which 
assessors shall have like authority for notifying the elec- 
tors, collecting and returning the votes, as the selectmen 
and town clerks have in theu' several towns, by this con- 
stitution. And all other persons living in places unincor- 
porated (qualified as aforesaid) who shall be assessed to 
the support of government by the assessors of an adjacent 
town, shall have the privilege of giving in their votes for 
councillors and senators in the town where they shall be 
assessed, and be notified of the place of meeting by the 
selectmen of the town where the}^ shall be assessed, for 
that purpose, accordingly. 

III. And that there may be a due convention of sena- 
tors on the [last Wednesda}^ in jNIay] annualh', the gov- 
ernor with five of the council, for the time being, shall, 
as soon as mav be, examine the returned copies of such 
records ; and fourteen da}'s before the said day he shall 
issue his summons to such persons as shall appear to be 
chosen by [a majority of] voters, to attend on that day, 
and take their scats accordingly : provided, nevertheless, 
that for the first 3^ear the said returned copies shall be 
examined by the president and five of the council of the 
former constitution of government ; and the said president 
shall, in like manner, issue his summons to the persons 
so elected, that they may take their seats as aforesaid. 

IV. The senate shall be the final judge of the elec- 
tions, returns and (]ualifications of theh- own members, as 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 15 

pointed out in the constitution; and shall, [on the said of its own mem- 
last Wednesday in May] annually, determine and declare '^'5'®''^^''!®'* 
who are elected by each district to be senators [by a day of January 
majority of votes ; and in case there shall not appear to meXfArt.x. 
be the full number of senators returned elected by a Changed to 
majority of votes for any district, the deficiency shall be limeudments, 
supplied in the following manner, viz. : The members of Ai-t. xiv. 
the house of representatives, and such senators as shall 
be declared elected, sliall take the names of such persons 
as shall be found to have the highest number of votes 
in such district, and not elected, amounting to twice the 
number of senators wanting, if there be so many voted 
for : and out of these shall elect by ballot a number of Jj^'^^^'^^^^' ^°"^ 

T> • ^n • • IT* filled. 

senators sufficient to ml up the vacancies in such district; changed to 
and in this manner all such vacancies shall be filled up in people. 
every district of the commonwealth ; and in like manner in'e''nt^Art'. 
all vacancies in the senate, arising by death, removal out ^^^^^v- 
of the state, or otherwise, shall be supplied as soon as may 
be, after such vacancies shall happen.] 

V. Provided, nevertheless, that no person shall be Qualifications 
capable of being elected as a senator, [who is not seised Proplny quaii- 
in his own right of a freehold, within this commonwealth, fgh'ed!'' ''''°^" 
of the value of three hundred pounds at least, or possessed mwitrArt 
of iiersonal estate to the value of six hundred iDounds at ^^^l- ' , 

1 pii /•! i-ii ^°^ further pro- 

least, or ot both to the amount oi the same sum, and] who vision as to 
has not been an inhabitant of this commonwealth for the also amen'd- 
space of five years immediately preceding his election, and, xxil' ^^'^' 
at the time of liis election, he shall be an inhabitant in the 
district for which he shall be chosen. 

VI. The senate shall have power to adjourn themselves , senate not to 
provided such adjournments do not exceed two days at a thlnTwo'daj's. 
time. 

VII. The senate shall choose its own president, aiv shaii choose 

... ^ IT . . ^ 1 /• ^*^ oflicers and 

point its own officers, and determine its own rules ol establish its 
proceedings. 

VIII. The senate shall be a court with full authority shaiitryaii 
to hear and determine all impeachments made by the 

house of representatives, against any officer or officers 

of the commonwealth, for misconduct and mal-administra- 

tion in their offices. But previous to the trial of every 

impeachment the members of the senate shall respectively 

be SAvorn, truly and impartially to try and determine the Oath. 

charge in question, according to evidence. Their judg- Limitation of 

ment, however, shall not extend further than to removal 

from office and disqualification to hold or enjoy any place 



16 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Quorum. See 
amendments, 
Arts. XXII. 
and XXXIII. 



of honor, trust, or profit, under this commonwealth ; but 
the party so convicted shall be, nevertheless, liable to 
indictment, trial, judgment, and punishment, according to 
the laws of the land. 

IX. [Not less than sixteen members of the senate 
shall constitute a quormii for doing business.] 



Representation 
of the people. 



Representa- 
tives, by wliom 
chosen. 

Superseded by 
amendments, 
Arts.XlI. and 
XIII., which 
were also 
superseded by 
amendments, 
Art. XXI. 
7 Maes. 523. 



Proviso as to 
towns having 
less than 150 
ratable polls. 



Towns liable to 
tine in case, etc. 



Expenses of 
travelling to 
and from the 
general court, 
how paid. 
Annulled by 
Art. XXXV. 



Qualifications 
of a rcjire- 
Bcntativc. 



CHAPTER I. 

Section IH. 

Hotise of Representatives. 

Article I. There shall be, in the legislature of this 
commonwealth, a representation of the people, annually 
elected, and founded upon the principle of equality. 

II. [And in order to provide for a representation of 
the citizens of this commouAvealth, founded upon the prin- 
ciple of equality, every corporate toAvn containing one 
hundred and fifty ratable polls may elect one represent- 
ative ; every corporate toAvn containing three hundred 
and seventy-five ratable polls ma}^ elect two representa- 
tives ; every corporate town containing six hundred ratable 
polls may elect three representatives ; and proceeding in 
that manner, making two hundred and twenty-five ratable 
polls the mean increasing number for every additional 
representative. 

Provided, nevertheless, that each town now incorporated, 
not having one hundred and fifty ratable polls, may elect 
one representative ; but no place shall hereafter be incor- 
porated with the privilege of electing a representative, 
unless there are within the same one hundred and fifty 
ratable polls.] 

And the house of representatives shall have power from 
tmie to tmie to impose fines upon such towns as .shall 
neglect to choose and return members to the same, agree- 
ably to this constitution. 

[The expenses of travelling to the general assembly, and 
returning home, once in every session, and no more, shall 
be paid by the government, out of the public treasury, to 
every member who shall attend as seasonably as he can, in 
the judgment of the house, and does not depart Avithout 
leave.] 

IH. Every member of the house of representatives 
shall be chosen by written votes ; [and, for one year at 



COMMONWEALTH OF IVIASSACHUSETTS. 17 

least next preceding his election, shall have been an inhab- New provision 
itant of, and have been seised in his own right of a free- see amend^"*^^' 
hold of the value of one hundred pounds within the town xxi.^'^"^'' 
he shall be chosen to represent, or any ratable estate to ficauons abTu" 
the value of two hundred ])ounds ; and he shall cease to ishedbyamend- 

•Ti !• • j^ ^ ments, Art. 

represent the said town mmiediately on his ceasing to be xiii. 
qualified as aforesaid.] 

IV. [Every male person, being twenty-one years of ^j"^^|.^^''"°'*^ 
age, and resident in any particular town in this common- These pro. 
wealth for the space of one year next preceding, having a leded by"^*''^' 
freehold estate within the said town of the annual income A^ts'lm^^xx., 
of thi'ee pounds, or any estate of the value of sixty pounds, ^x"xxxi. 
shall have a rioht to vote in the choice of a representative and xxxii. 

P '■ See also amend- 

or representatives for the said town.] ments, Art. 

V. [The members of the house of representatives shall was anmiiied by 
be chosen annually in the month of jNIay, ten days at least jj^'j.^g"g^^' 
before the last Wednesday of that month.] tives, when 

'' -I chosen. 

Time of election changed by amendments, Art. X., and changed again by amendments, 

Art. XV. 

VI. The house of representatives shall be the grand House aione 

/> , . 11 in- 1 can impeach. 

inquest ot this commonwealth ; and all impeachments 
made by them shall be heard and tried by the senate. 

VII. All money bills shall originate in the house of House to origi. 

•^ , '-' nate all money 

representatives ; but the senate may propose or concur biiis. 
Avith amendments, as on other bills. 

VIII. The house of representatives shall have power Not to adjourn 
to adjourn themselves ; provided such adjournment shall ^ay'st*'^^°*^° 
not exceed two days at a time. 

IX. [Not less than sixty members of the house of Quorum, see 

L . in • /. 1 . . amendments, 

representatives shall constitute a quorum lor doing busi- Arts. xxi. and 
ness.] 

X. The house of representatives shall be the judge of to judge of 
the returns, elections, and qualifications of its own mem- itsown'mem- 
bers, as pointed out in the constitution ; shall choose their its'officers and^ 
own speaker ; appoint their own officers, and settle the rnlesl'eti;!*^ 
rules and orders of proceeding in their own house. They May punish 
shall liave authority to punish by imprisonment every offences'!"' 
person, not a member, who shall be guilty of disrespect i^ Gray, 226. 
to the house, by any disorderly or contemptuous behavior 

in its presence; or who, in the toAvn where the general 
court is sitting, and during the time of its sitting, shall 
threaten harm to the bod}' or estate of an}^ of its members, 
for any thing said or done in the house ; or who shall 
assault any of them therefor ; or who shall assault, or 
arrest, any witness, or other person, ordered to attend the 



18 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Privileges of 
members. 



Senate. 
Governor and 
couucil may 
punish. 



house, in bis way in going or returning; or who shall 
rescue any person arrested b}^ the order of the house. 

And no member of the house of representatives shall 
be arrested, or held to bail on mesne process, during his 
going unto, returning from, or his attending the general 
assembly. 

XI. The senate shall have the same powers in the like 

cases ; and the governor and council shall have the same 

General limita- autliorit}^ to punish iu like cases : provided, that no impris- 

14 Gray, 226. oumcut ou the Warrant or order of the governor, council, 

senate, or house of representatives, for either of the above 

described oifences, be for a term exceeding thirty days. 

Jo'^mHtee'^or^^ ^"^^ ^^^^ scuatc and house of representatives may try 

and determine all cases where their rights and privileges 

are concerned, and which, by the constitution, they have 

authority to try and determine, by committees of their own 

members, or in such other way as they may respectively 

think best. 



otherwise. 



CHAPTEE II, 



Governor. 



His title. 

To be chosen 
annually. 
Qualifications. 
See amend- 
ments, Arts. 
VII. and 
XXXIV. 



By whom 
chosen, if he 
have a majority 
of votes. 

Time of elec- 
tion changed by 
amendments, 
Art. X., and 
changed again 
by amend- 
ments, Art. XV. 



EXECUTIVE PC WEE,. 

Section I. 

Governor. 

Article I. There shall be a supreme executive mag- 
istrate, who shall be styled — The Governor oe the 
CoiNOioisrvvEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS ; and whose title 
shall be — His Excellency. 

II. The governor shall be chosen annually ; and no 
person shall be eligible to this office, unless, at the tune of 
his election, he shall have been an inhabitant of this com- 
monwealth for seven years next preceding ; [and unless he 
shall at the same time be seised, in his own right, of a 
freehold, Avithin the commonwealth, of the value of one 
thousand pounds ;] [and unless he shall declare himself to 
be of the Christian religion.] 

III. Those persons who shall be qualified to vote for 
senators and representatives within the several towns of 
this commonwealth shall, at a meeting to be called for 
that purpose, on the [first Monday of April] annually, 
give in their votes for a governor, to the selectmen, who 
shall preside at such meetings ; and the town clerk, in the 
presence and with the assistance of the selectmen, shall, 
in open town meeting, sort and count the votes, and form 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 19 

a list of the persons voted for, with the number of votes 
for each person against liis name ; and shall make a fair 
record of the same in the town books, and a public decla- As to cities, see 
ration thereof in the said meeting ; and shall, in the pres- Art.n"^^" ^' 
ence of the inhabitants, seal up copies of the said list, 
attested hy him and the selectmen, and transmit the same 
to the sheriii* of the county, thirty days at least before the 
[last Wednesday in May] ; and the sherift' shall transmit ^^Ar'Lt wXls 
the same to the secretary's office, seventeen days at least day of January 
before the said [last Wednesday' in May] ; or the select- ments, Art. x. 
men may cause returns of the same to be made to the 
office of the secretary of the commonwealth, seventeen 
days at least before the said da}' ; and the secretary shall 
lay the same before the senate and the house of repre- 
sentatives on the [last Wednesday in May] , to be b}'' them changed to 
examined ; and in case of an election b}' a [majority] of all ameDdments, 
the votes returned, the choice shall be by them declared ^rt.xiv. 
and published ; but if no person shall have a [majority] of ■whrn'^no^peiUn 
votes, the house of representatives shall, by ballot, elect ^as a plurality. 
two out of four persons who had the highest number of 
votes, if so many shall have been voted for ; but, if other- 
wise, out of the number voted for ; and make return to 
the senate of the two persons so elected ; on which the 
senate shall proceed, by ballot, to elect one, who shall be 
declared governor. 

IV. The governor shall have authority, from time to Power of gov- 
time, at his discretion, to assemble and call together the governor and 
councillors of this commonwealth for the tmie being ; and '^°"°" • 
the governor with the said councillors, or five of them at 

least, shall, and ma}', from time to time, hold and keep a 
council, for the ordering and directing the aftairs of the 
commonwealth, agTeeably to the constitution and the laws 
of the land. 

V. The governor, with advice of council, shall have May adjourn or 
full power and authority, during the session of the gen- general court 
eral court, to adjourn or prorogue the same to any time and"onvene ' 
the two houses shall desire ; [and to dissolve the same on as to^dilsoiu- 
the day next preceding the last Wednesday in May ; and, ^""'t^^^rt^x!*' 
in the recess of the said court, to prorogue the same from 

time to time, not exceeding ninety days in any one recess ;] 
and to call it together sooner than the time to which it 
ma}^ be adjom-ned or prorogued, if the welfare of the com- 
monwealth shall require the same ; and in case of any 
infectious distemper prevailing in the place where the said 
court is next at any time to convene, or any other cause 



20 



CONSTITUTIOX OF THE 



As to dissolu- 
tion, see amend 
ments, Art. X. 

Governor and 
council may 
adjourn the gen- 
eral court in 
cases, etc., but 
not exceeding 
ninety days. 



Governor to be 
commander-in- 
chief. 



Limitation. 



happening, whereby clanger may arise to the health or 
lives of the members from their attendance, he may direct 
the session to be held at some other, the most convenient 
place mthin the state. 

[And the governor shall dissolve the said general com-t 
on the day next preceding the last AVednesday in May.] 

VI. In cases of disagreement between the two houses, 
with regard to the necessity, expedienc}^, or tune of ad- 
journment or prorogation, the governor, with advice of 
the council, shall have a right to adjourn or prorogue 
the general court, not exceeding ninety days, as he shall 
determine the public good shall require. 

VII. The governor of this commonwealth, for the time 
being, shall be the commander-in-chief of the army and 
nav}", and of all the military forces of the state, by sea 
and land ; and shall have full power, by himself, or by 
any commander, or other officer or officers, from time to 
time, to train, instruct, exercise, and govern the militia 
and navy ; and, for the special defence and safet}^ of the 
commonwealth, to assemble in martial array, and put in 
warlike posture, the inhabitants thereof, and to lead and 
conduct them, and with them to encounter, repel, resist, 
expel, and pm'sue, by force of arms, as well b}^ sea as by 
land, within or Avithout the limits of this commonwealth, 
and also to kill, slay, and destroy, if necessar}^ and con- 
quer, by all fitting wavs, enterprises, and means Avhatso- 
ever, all and ever}^ such person and persons as shall, at 
any time hereafter, in a hostile manner, attempt or enter- 
prise the destruction, invasion, detriment, or anno3"ance 
of this commonwealth ; and to use and exercise, over the 
army and navy, and over the militia in actual service, tlie 
law-martial, in time of war or invasion, and also in time 
of rebellion, declared by the legislatm^e to exist, as occa- 
sion shall necessarilv require ; and to take and surprise, 
b}^ all ways and means whatsoever, all and everj" such 
person or persons, with their ships, arms, ammunition, 
and other goods, as shall, in a hostile manner, invade, or 
attempt the invading, conquering, or annoying this com- 
monwealth ; and that the governor be intrusted with all 
these and other powers, incident to the offices of caj)- 
tain-ofeneral and commander-in-chief, and admiral, to be 
exercised agreeably to the rules and regulations of the con- 
stitution, and the laws of the land, and not otherwise. 

Provided, that the said governor shall not, at any time 
hereafter, hy virtue of any power by this constitution 



CO]\BION^yEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 21 

granted, or hereafter to be gi"anted to him by the legis- 
latiu'e, transport any of the inhabitants of this common- 
wealth, or oblige them to march out of the limits of the 
same, Avithoiit thek* free and voluntary consent, or the con- 
sent of the general court ; except so far as may be neces- 
sary to march or transport them by land or water, for the 
defence of such part of the state to which they cannot 
otherwise convenientl}" have access. 

VIII. The power of pardoning oifences, except such Governor and 
as persons may be convicted of before the senate by an pardon offences, 
impeachment of the house, shall be in the governor, by ®^*'*'p*' ^"=- 
and with the advice of council ; but no charter of par- 
don, granted by the governor, with advice of the council 

before conviction, shall avail the part}^ pleading the same. But not before 
notwithstanding any general or particular expressions 109 Maes. 323. 
contained therein, descriptive of the ofience or ofiences 
intended to be pardoned. 

IX. All judicial officers, [the attorney-general,] the Judicial offi- 
solicitor-general, [all sheriils,] coroners, [and registers of nomiuated^'Z 
probate,] shall be nominated and appointed by the gov- Fo?°provteionB 
ernor, bv and Avitli the advice and consent of the council ; as to election 

."•,.., 'of attorney- 

and every such nomination shall be made by the governor, general, see 
and made at least seven days prior to such appointment. Art. xvii. ' 

For provision as to election of sheriffs, registers of probate, etc., see amendments, 
Art. XIX. For provision as to appointment of notaries public, see amendments, 
Art. IV. 

X. The captains and subalterns of the militia shall be Miiitia officers, 
elected by the written votes of the train-band and alarm Limitation of 
list of their respective companies, [of twenty-one years bramen*?-°"* 
of age and upwards ;] the field officers of regiments shall ^^nts, Art. v. 
be elected by the written votes of the captains and subal- 
terns of their respective regiments ; the brigadiers shall be 
elected, in like manner, by the field officers of theu' respec- 
tive brigades ; and such officers, so elected, shall be com- Howcommis- 
missioned by the governor, who shall determine their rank. ^'°°^ " 

The legislature shall, by standing laws, direct the time Election of 
and manner of convening the electors, and of collect- ° 
ing votes, and of certifying to the governor, the officers 
elected. 

The maior-ffenerals shall be appointed by the senate and Major-generais, 

I, ~ . 11' • 1 how appomted 

house of representatives, each having a negative upon the andcommis- 
other ; and be commissioned by the governor. 

For provisions as to appointment of a commissary -general, see amendments, Art. IV. 

And if the electors of brigadiers, field officers, captains vacancies, how 
or siibalterns, shall neglect or refuse to make guch elec- etc. ' ' 



22 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Oflicers duly 
comraisfiioiied, 
how removed. 
Superseded by 
amendraeuts, 
Art. IV. 



Adjutants, etc., 
how appointed. 



Army officers, 
how appointed. 



Organization of 
militia. 



Money, how 
drawn from the 
treasury, 
except, etc. 
13 Allen, 593. 



All public 
hoards, etc., to 
make quarterly 
returns. 



tions, after bein<2f duly notified, according to the laws for 
the time being, then the governor, with advice of council, 
.shall appoint suitable persons to fill such offices. 

[And no officer, duh'^ commissioned to command in the 
militia, shall be removed from his office, but b}' the address 
of both houses to the governor, or b}'' fair trial in coiu-t- 
martial, pursuant to the laws of the commonwealth for the 
time being.] 

The commanding officers of regiments shall appoint 
their adjutants and quartermasters ; the brigadiers their 
brigade-majors ; and the major-generals their aids ; and 
the governor shall appoint the adjutant-general. 

The governor, with advice of council, shall appoint all 
officers of the continental army, whom bv the confedera- 
tion of the United States it is provided that this common- 
wealth shall ap})oint, as also all officers of forts and 
garrisons. 

The divisions of the militia into brigades, regiments, and 
companies, made in pursuance of the militia laws now in 
force, shall be considered as the proper divisions of the 
militia of this commonwealth, until the same shall be 
altered in pm'suance of some future law. 

XI. No moneys shall be issued out of the treasiu-y of 
this commonwealth, and disposed of (except such sums as 
may be appropriated for the redemption of bills of credit 
or treasurer's notes, or for the payment of interest arising 
thereon) but by warrant under the hand of the governor 
for the time being, with the advice and consent of the 
council, for the necessar}^ defence and support of the com- 
monwealth ; and for the protection and preservation of 
the inhabitants thereof, agreeably to the acts and resolves 
of the general court. 

XII. All public boards, the commissary-general, all 
superintending officers of public magazines and stores, 
belonging to this commonwealth, and all commanding 
officers of forts and garrisons within the same, shall once 
in every tlu-ee months, officially, and without requisition, 
and at other times, when required by the governor, deliver 
to him an account of all goods, stores, provisions, amnm- 
nition, cannon with their appendages, and small arms 
with their accoutrements, and of all other public property 
whatever under their care respectively ; distinguishing the 
quantity, number, quality and kind of each, as particu- 
larh' as may be ; together with the condition of such forts 
and' garrisons ; ana the said commanding officer shall 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 23 

exhibit to the governor, when required by him, true and 
exact plans of such forts, and of the land and sea or har- 
bor or harbors, adjacent. 

And the said boards, and all public officers, shall com- 
municate to the governor, as soon as ma}^ be after receiv- 
ing the same, all letters, despatches, and intelligences of a 
public natm'e, which shall be directed to them respectivel}^ 

XIH. As the public good requh-es that the governor salary of 
should not be under the undue influence of any of the 8°^^™°''- 
members of the general court bv a dependence on them 
for his support, that he should in all cases act with free- 
dom for the benefit of the public, that he should not have 
his attention necessarily diverted from that object to his 
private concerns, and that he should maintain the dignity 
of the commonwealth in the character of its chief magis- 
trate, it is necessary that he should have an honorable 
stated salary, of a fixed and permanent value, amply suffi- 
cient for those purposes, and established by standing laAvs : 
and it shall be among the fii'st acts of the general court, 
after the commencement of this constitution, to establish 
such salary by law accordingly. 

Permanent and honorable salaries shall also be estab- Salaries of jus. 
lished by law for the justices of the supreme judicial com-t. judfdaUourt"''' 

And if it shall be found that any of the salaries afore- salaries to be 
said, so established, are insufficient, they shall, from time insufficient. 
to time, be enlarged, as the general com't shall judge 
proper. 



CHAPTER II. 
Section H. 

Lieutenant- Governor. 

Article I. There shall be annuall}'^ elected a lieu- Lieutenant- 
tenant-go\'ernor of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, «tkf and qnau- 
whose "title shall be — His Honor; and who shall be amendment^'' 
qualified, in point of [religion,] [propert}^] and residence yyxT^"' ^^"^ 
in the commonwealth, in the same manner Avith the gov- 
ernor ; and the day and manner of his election, and the 
qualifications of the electors, shall be the same as are re- 
quu'ed in the election of a governor. The return of the How chosen, 
votes for this officer, and the declaration of his election, 
shall be in the same manner ; [and if no one person shall p/urahty pro. 
be found to have a maiority of all the votes retm-ned, the videdforby 

>' J ' amendments, 

vacancy shall be filled by the senate and house of repre- Art.xiv. 



24 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Preeideut of 
council. 
Lieutenant- 
goveruor a 
member of, 
except, etc. 



Lieutenant- 
governor to be 
acting governor, 
in case, etc. 



sentatives, in the same manner as the governor is to be 
elected, in case no one person shall have a majority of the 
votes of the people to be governor.] 

II. The governor, and in his absence the lieutenant- 
governor, shall be president of the council, but shall have 
no vote in council ; and the lieutenant-governor shall 
always be a member of the council, except when the chair 
of the srovernor shall be vacant. 



III. 



Whenever the chair of the governor shall be 



vacant, by reason of his death, or absence from the com- 
monwealth, or otherwise, the lieutenant-governor, for the 
time being, shall, during such vacancy, perform all the 
duties incumbent upon the governor, and shall have and 
exercise all the powers and authorities, which by this con- 
stitution the governor is vested with, when personally 
present. 



Council. 
Number of 
councillors 
changed to 
eight. 
See amend- 
ments, Art. 
XVI. 



Number; from 
whom, and how 
chosen. 
Modified by 
amendments. 
Arts. X. and 

xni. 

Superseded by 
amendments, 
Art. XVI. 



If senators be- 
come council- 
lors, their seats 
to be vacated. 



CHAPTER II. 
Section III. 

Council, and the Manner of settling Electioni^ hij the Legis- 
lature. 

Article I. There shall be a council for advising the 
governor in the executive part of the government, to con- 
sist of [nine] persons besides the lieutenant-governor, 
whom the governor, for the time being, shall have full 
power and authority, from time to time, at his discretion, 
to assemble and call together ; and the governor, with the 
said councillors, or five of them at least, shall and may, 
from time to time, hold and keep a council, for the order- 
ing and directing the affairs of the commonwealth, accord- 
ing to the laws of the land. 

II. [Nine councillors shall be annually chosen from 
among the persons returned for councillors and senators, 
on the last Wednesday in May, by the joint ballot of 
the senators and representatives assembled in one room ; 
and in case there shall not be found upon the first choice, 
the Avhole number of nine persons who will accept a seat 
in the council, the deficiency shall be made up b}^ the 
electors aforesaid from among the people at large ; and 
the number of senators left shall constitute the senate 
for the 3'ear. The seats of the persons thus elected from 
the senate, and accepting the trust, shall be vacated in the 
senate.] 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 25 

HI. The councillors, in the civil arrangements of the Rank of 
commonAvealth, shall have rank next after the lieutenant- 
governor. 

IV. TNot more than two councillors shall be chosen ko district to 

_ ■- T , • i !• J 1 • 1 J.1 n have more than 

out 01 any one district ot this commonwealtn.J two. 

Superseded by amendments, Art. XVT. 

V. The resolutions and advice of the council shall be Register of 
recorded in a register, and signed by the members present ; *'°''"*" " 
and this record may be called for at any time by either 
house of the legislature ; and any member of the council 

may insert his opinion, contrar}^ to the resolution of the 
majority. 

VI. Whenever the office of the governor and lieuten- council to exer- 
ant-governor shall be vacant, by reason of death, absence, o/governCrfn 
or otherwise, then the council, or the major part of them, c^'^e-et^^- 
shall, during such vacancy, have full power and authority 

to do, and execute, all and every such acts, matters, and 
things, as the governor or the lieutenant-governor might 
or could, by virtue of this constitution, do or execute, if 
they, or either of them, were personally present. 

VII. [And whereas the elections appointed to be made, Elections may 
by this constitution, on the last Wednesday in May annu- nntn'.^ete™^ 
ally, by the two houses of the legislature, may not be 
completed on that day, the said elections may be adjourned 

from day to day until the same shall be completed. And guplrsed^erby 
the order of elections shall be as follows : the vacancies in amendments, 

1 n r> 1 r»n t i Arts. XVI. and 

the senate, u any, shall nrst be nlled up ; the governor xxv. 
and lieutenant-governor shall then be elected, provided 
there should be no choice of them by the people ; and 
afterwards the two houses shall proceed to the election of 
the council.] 



CHAPTER II. 

Section IV. 

Secretary, Treasurer, Commissary , etc. 

Article I. [The secretary, treasurer and receiver- secretary, etc., 
general, and the commissary-general, notaries public, and] how chosen. 
naval officers, shall be chosen annually, by joint ballot of to°eioction'of *^ 
the senators and representatives in one room. And, that ^,rei®and re-^''*' 
the citizens of this commonwealth ma}^ be assured, from a?Kil[uduoTand 
time to time, that the monevs remainino- in the public attomeygen- 

- . . , "^ . /• .1 1 eral, see amend- 

treasury, upon the settlement and iK^uidation ot the pub- ments, Art. 



26 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Treasurer in- 
eligible for 
more than five 
sncceseive 
years. 



Secretary to 

keep records; 
to attend the 
governor and 
council, etc. 



lie accounts, are their property, no man shall be eligible 
as treasiu'er and receiver-general more than five ^^ears 
successively. 

For provision as to appointment of notaries public and the commissarj'-general, see 
amendments, Art. IV. 

II. The records of tlie commonwealth shall be kept in 
the office of the secretary, who may appoint his deputies, 
for whose conduct he sliall be accountable ; and he shall 
attend the governor and council, the senate and house of 
representatives, in person, or by his deputies, as they shall 
respectively require. 



CHAPTEK III 



Tenure of all 
commissioned 
officers to be 
expressed. 
Judicial officers 
to hold othce 
during good 
behavior, ex- 
cept, etc. 
But may be 
removed on 
address. 



Justices of su- 
preme judicial 
court to give 
opinions when 
required. 
122 Mass. 600. 
126 Mass. 557, 
561. 

Justices of the 
peace; tenure 
of their office. 
3Cu8h.684. 



Provisions for 

holding probate 

courts. 

12 Gray, 147. 



JUDICIARY POWER. 

Article I. The tenure, that all commission officers 
.shall by law have in their offices, shall be expressed in 
their respective commissions. All judicial officers, duly 
appointed, commissioned, and sworn, shall hold their offices 
diu"ing good behavior, excepting such concerning whom 
there is different provision made in this constitution : 
provided, nevertheless, the governor, with consent of the 
council, may remove them upon the address of both houses 
of the legislatm"e. 

II. Each branch of the legislatm'c, as well as the gov- 
ernor and council, shall have authority' to require the opin- 
ions of the justices of the supreme judicial court, upon 
important questions of law, and upon solemn occasions. 

III. In order that the people may not suffer from the 
long continuance in place of aii}^ justice of the peace who 
shall fail of discharging the important duties of his office 
with ability or fidelit}^ all commissions of justices of the 
peace shall expire and become void, in the term of seven 
years from their respective dates ; and, upon the expira- 
tion of any commission, the same may, if necessary, be 
renewed, or another person appointed, as shall most con- 
duce to the well-being of the commonwealth. 

IV. The judges of probate of wills, and for granting 
letters of administration, shall hold theu* courts at such 
place or places, on fixed da3^s, as the convenience of the 
people shall recjuire ; and the legislature shall, from time to 
time, hereafter, appoint such times and places ; until which 
appointments, the said courts shall be holden at the times 
and places which the respective judges shall du'ect. 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 27 

V. All causes of marriage, divorce, and alimony, and ^"rc'^e^^^n^ 

all appeals from the iudo-es of i^robatc, shall be heard and alimony. 

• 11 1 '' ~ i ' Mil' Other pro- 

determined by the governor and council, until the legis- visions made 

lature shall, by law, make other ])rovision. 105 Mass. 327. 

116 Mass. 317. 



CHAPTER IV. 

DELEGATES TO CONGRESS. 

[The delegates of this commonwealth to the consress of Delegates to 

1 TT • 1 o in • • 1 1 » T congress. 

the United btates, shall, some time m the month 01 June, 
annually, be elected by the joint ballot of the senate and 
house of representatives, assembled together in one room ; 
to serve in congress for one year, to commence on the first 
Monday in November then next ensuing. They shall 
have commissions under the hand of the governor, and 
the great seal of the commonwealth ; but may be recalled 
at any time within the year, and others chosen and com- 
missioned, in the same manner, in their stead.] 



CHAPTER V. 

THE UNIVERSITY AT CAMBRIDGE, AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF 
LITERATURE, ETC. 

Section I. 

The University. 

Article I. Whereas our wise and pious ancestors, so Harvard 
early as the year one thousand six hundred and thirty-six, ^°^®^^- 
laid the foundation of Harvard College, in which univer- 
sity many persons of great eminence have, b}^ the blessing 
of God, been initiated in those arts and sciences which 
qualified them for public employments, both in church 
and state ; and whereas the encouragement of arts and 
sciences, and all good literature, tends to the honor of 
God, the advantage of the Chi-istian relioion, and the great 
benefit of this and the other United States of America, 
— it is declared, that the President and Fellows of Powers, privi- 
Harvard College, in their corporate capacit}^ and thl'^president 
their successors in that capacity, their officers and ser- confi^rmel^' 
vants, shall have, hold, use, exercise, and enjoy, all the 
powers, authorities, rights, liberties, privileges, immuni- 
ties, and franchises, which they now have, or are entitled 



28 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



All gifts, 
grants, etc., 
confirmed. 



Who Bhall be 
overseers. 

See Statutes, 
1851, 224. 
1852, 27. 
1859, 212. 
1865, 173. 
1880, 65. 



Power of altera- 
tion reserved to 
the legislature. 



to have, hold, use, exercise, and enjoy ; and the same are 
hereby ratified and confirmed unto them, the said presi- 
dent and fellows of Harvard College, and to theu- suc- 
cessors, and to their ofBcers and servants, respectively, 
forever. 

11. And whereas there have been at sundry times, by 
divers persons, gifts, grants, devises of houses, lands, tene- 
ments, goods, chattels, legacies, and conveyances, here- 
tofore made, either to Harvard College in Cambridge, in 
New England, or to the president and fellows of Harvard 
College, or to the said college by some other description, 
under several cliarters, successively ; it is declared, that 
all the said gifts, grants, devises, legacies, and convey- 
ances, are hereby forever confirmed unto the president 
and fellows of Harvard College, and to their successors 
in the capacity aforesaid, according to the true intent and 
meaning of the donor or donors, grantor or grantors, 
devisor or devisors. 

in. And whereas, by an act of the general court of 
the colony of Massachusetts Bay, passed in the year one 
thousand six hundred and fort3'-two, the governor and 
deput3^-governor, for the time being, and all the magis- 
trates of that jurisdiction, were, with the president, and 
a number of the clergy in the said act described, con- 
stituted the overseers of Harvard College ; and it being 
necessaiy, in this new constitution of government to 
ascertain who shall be deemed successors to the said gov- 
ernor, deputy-governor, and magistrates ; it is declared, 
that the governor, lieutenant-governor, council, and sen- 
ate of this commonwealth, are, and shall be deemed, theu' 
successors, who, with the president of Harvard College, 
for the time being, together with the ministers of the con- 
gregational churches in the towns of Cambridge, Water- 
town, Charlestown, Boston, Roxbury, and Dorchester, 
mentioned in the said act, shall be, and hereljy are, vested 
with all the powers and authorit}^ belonging, or in any 
Avay appertaining to the overseers of Harvard College ; 
provided, that nothing herein shall be construed to pre- 
vent the leofislature of this commonwealth from making 
such alterations in the government of the said university, 
as shall be conducive to its advantage, 'and the interest 
of the republic of letters, in as full a manner as might 
have been done b}^ the legislature of the late Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay. 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. ^9 



CHAPTER V. 

Section H. 

TJie Encouragement of Literature, etc. 

"Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused gen- Dntyofiegisiat. 
erally among the body of the people, being necessary for rstratealnTif 
the preservation of theh* rights and liberties ; and as these F°o"ff,rther°pro- 
depend on spreadino- the opportunities and advantao-es of ^-isionsasto 

i^,,-i O ii_. O public schools, 

education m the various parts of the country, and among seeamend- 
the ditierent orders of the people, it shall be the duty xviii. 
of legislatures and magistrates, in all futm-e periods of 503. ^°' 
this commonwealth, to cherish the interests of literatm-e ^^ Mass. 94,97. 
and the sciences, and all seminaries of them ; especially 
the university at Cambridge, public schools and grammar 
schools in the towns ; to encom^age private societies and 
public institutions, rewards and immunities, for the pro- 
motion of agricultm'e, arts, sciences, commerce, trades, 
manufactures, and a natm*al history of the country ; to 
countenance and inculcate the principles of humanity and 
general benevolence, public and private charity, industry 
and frugality, honesty and punctuality in their dealings ; 
sincerity, good humor, and all social affections, and gen- 
erous sentunents, among the people. 



CHAPTER YI. 

OATHS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS ; INCOMPATIBILITY OF AND EXCLU- 
SION FROM OFFICES ; PECUNIARY QUALIFICATIONS ; COMMIS- 
SIONS ; AVRITS; CONFIRMATION OF LAWS; HABEAS CORPUS; 
THE ENACTING STYLE; CONTINUANCE OF OFFICERS; PROVI- 
SION FOR A FUTURE REVISAL OF THE CONSTITUTION, ETC. 

Article I. [Any person chosen governor, lieutenant- oaths, etc. 
governor, councillor, senator, or representative, and accept- 
ing the trust, shall, before he proceed to execute the duties 
of his place or office, make and subscribe the following 
declaration, viz. : 

"I, A. B., do declare, that I believe the Cliristian reli- ^e^dmelite^** 
gion, and have a fu'm persuasion of its truth ; and that I Art. vu. 
am seised and possessed, in my own right, of the property 
required by the constitution, as one qualification for the 
office or place to which I am elected." 

And the governor, lieutenant-governor, and councillors, 
shall make and subscribe the said declaration, in the pres- 



30 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Declaration and 
oaths of all 
officers. 



For new oath 
of allegiance, 
Bee amend- 
ments. Art. VI. 



Oath of office. 



Proviso. Pee 
amendments, 
Art. VI. 



ence of the two liouses of assembly ; and the senators and 
representatives, fu"st elected under this constitution, before 
the president and five of the council of the former consti- 
tution ; and forever afterwards before the governor and 
council for the time being.] 

And every person chosen to either of the places or 
offices aforesaid, as also any person appointed or commis- 
sioned to any judicial, executive, militar^^ or other office 
under the government, shall, before he enters on the dis- 
charge of the business of his place or office, take and sub- 
scribe the following declaration, and oaths or affirmations, 
viz. : 

[" I, A. B., do truly and sincerely acknowledge, profess, 
testify, and declare, that the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts is, and of right ought to be, a free, sovereign, and 
independent state ; and I do swear, that I will bear true 
faith and allegiance to the said commonwealth, and that I 
will defend the same against traitorous conspu-acies and all 
hostile attempts whatsoever ; and that I do renounce and 
abjure all allegiance, subjection, and obedience to the king, 
queen, or government of Great Britain (as the case may 
be) , and every other foreign power whatsoever ; and that 
no foreign prince, person, prelate, state, or potentate, 
hath, or ought to have, any jm'isdiction, superiorit}^ pre- 
eminence, authority, dispensing or other power, in any 
matter, civil, ecclesiastical, or spiritual, within thi« com- 
monwealth, except the authority and power which is or 
may be vested by their constituents in the congress of the 
United States : and I do further testify and declare, that 
no man or body of men hath or can have an}^ right to 
absolve or discharge me fi'om the obligation of this oath, 
declaration, or affirmation ; and that I do make this ac- 
knowledgment, profession, testimony, declaration, denial, 
renunciation, and abjuration, heartily and truly, according 
to the common meaning and acceptation of the foregoing 
words, without any equivocation, mental evasion, or secret 
reservation whatsoever. So help me, God."] 

"I, A. B., do solemnly swear and affirm, that I will 
faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the 
duties incumbent on me as , according to 

the best of my abilities and understanding, agTceabl}'^ to 
the rules and regulations of the constitution and the laws 
of the commonwealth. So help me, God." 

Provided, always, that when any person chosen or ap- 
pointed as aforesaid, shall be of the denomination of the 



COMMONWEALTH OF jSIASSACHUSETTS. 31 

people called Quakers, and shall decline taking the said 
oath[s], he shall make his affirmation in the foregoing 
form, and subscribe the same, omitting the words, ["/cZo 
swear" " and abjure,''^ " oath or" " and abjuration" in the 
first oath, and in the second oath, the words] ^^ sweai' 
and," and [in each of them] the words " So helj) me, 
God;" subjoining instead thereof, " Jliis I do under the 
pains and jjenalties of perjury" 

And the said oaths or affirmations shall be taken and affirma^i'Ms 
subscribed by the o;overnor, lieutenant-o-overnor, and coun- bow admiuie- 

o -i • -i .1 • 1 tered. 

cillors, before the president ot the senate, in the presence 
of the two houses of assembly ; and by the senators and 
representatives first elected under this constitution, before 
the president and five of the council of the former consti- 
tution ; and forever afterwards before the governor and 
council for the time being ; and by the residue of the 
officers aforesaid, before such persons and in such manner 
as from time to time shall be prescribed by the legislature. 

11. No governor, lieutenant-governor, or judge of the Plurality of 
supreme judicial court, shall hold any other office or place, hibuJeUogov- 
under the authority of this commonwealth, except such as exceptretc. 
by this constitution they are admitted to hold, saving that ^'e'ntrArt. 
the judges of the said court may hold the offices of justices "^^ii- 
of the peace through the state ; nor shall they hold any 
other place or office, or receive any pension or salary from 
any other state or government or power whatever. 

No person shall be capable of holding or exercising at f^fgn'^g^gl"'' 
the same time, within this state, more than one of the fol- 
lowing offices, viz. : judge of probate — sherifi:' — register 
of probate — or register of deeds ; and never more than 
any two offices, which are to be held by appointment of 
the governor, or the governor and council, or the senate, 
or the house of representatives, or by the election of the 
people of the state at large, or of the people of any county, 
military offices, and the offices of justices of the peace 
excepted, shall be held by one person. 

No person holding tlie office of judge of the supreme incompatible 
judicial com-t — secretary — attorney-general — solicitor- por'furtherpro. 
general — treasurer or receiver-general — judge of probate fncmnpatlbre 

— commissary-general — [president, professor, or instruc- °^enfi'^ent8 
tor of Harvard College] — sheriff — clerk of the house of ^I.*-"^^"; ' 

O J . /♦ 1 J Officers of Har- 

representatives — register of probate — register oi deeds vard ooiiege 

— clerk of the supreme judicial court — clerk of the infe- amendments, 
rior court of common pleas — or officer of the customs, ^^^'^ 
including in this description naval officers — shall at the 



32 



CONSTITUTION OF TH^ 



Incompatible 
offices. 



Bribery, etc., 
disqualify. 



Value of money 
ascertained. 



Property quali- 
fications may 
be increased. 
See amend- 
ments, Arts. 
XIII. and 
XXXIV. 



Provisions 
respecting 
commissions. 



Provisions re- 
specting writs. 

2 Pick. 592. 

3 Met. 58. 
13 Gray, 74. 



Continuation of 
former laws, 
except, etc. 

1 Mass. 59. 

2 Mass. 534. 

8 Pick. 309, 316. 
16 Pick. 107, 115. 
2 Met. 118. 



Benefit of 
/iabea.1 corpus 
secured, except, 
etc. 



same time have a seat in tlie senate or house of representa- 
tives ; but their being chosen or appointed to, and accept- 
ing the same, shall operate as a resignation of their seat in 
the senate or house of representatives ; and the place so 
vacated shall be filled up. 

And the same rule shall take place in case an}'' judge of 
the said supreme judicial court, or judge of probate, shall 
accept a seat in council ; or any councillor shall accept of 
either of those offices or places. 

And no person shall ever be admitted to hold a seat in 
the legislature, or any office of trust X)r importance under 
the government of this conmion wealth, who shall, in the 
due course of law, have been convicted of bribery or cor- 
ruption in obtaining an election or appointment. 

III. In all cases where sums of mone}' are mentioned 
in this constitution, the value thereof shall be computed 
in silver, at six shillings and eight pence per ounce ; and 
it shall be in the power of the legislature, from time to 
time, to increase such qualifications, as to property, of 
the persons to be elected to offices, as the circumstances 
of the commonwealth shall require. 

IV. All commissions shall be in the name of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, signed by the governor 
and attested b}^ the secretar}'^ or his deputy, and have the 
great seal of the commonwealth affixed thereto. 

V. All writs, issuing out of the clerk's office in aii}'^ of 
the courts of law, shall be in the name of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts ; they shall be under the seal of 
the court from Avhence they issue ; they shall bear test of 
the first justice of the com-t to which thej^ shall be return- 
able, who is not a party, and be signed by the clerk of 
such court. 

VI. All the laws which have heretofore been adopted, 
used, and approved in the Province, Colony, or State of 
Massachusetts Bay, and usuall}^ practised on in the courts 
of law, shall still remain and be in full force, until altered 
or repealed hj the legislature ; such parts only excepted 
as are repugnant to the rights and liberties contained in 
this constitution. 

VII. The privilege and benefit of the writ of habeas 
corpus shall be enjoyed in this commonwealth, in the most 
free, eas}^ cheap, expeditious, and ample manner ; and 
shall not be suspended by the legislature, except upon the 
most urgent and pressing occasions, and for a limited 
time, not exceediiiij twelve months. 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 33 

Vin. The enacting style, in making and passing all Jtjfe!"^*'""^ 
acts, statutes, and laws, shall be — " Be it enacted by the 
Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
assembled, and by the authority of the same." 

IX. To the end there mav be no faihu-e of justice, or officers of 

" 1 . 1 /. 1 i» ii former govern- 

danijer arise to the connnonwealth irom a cuange oi tne ment continued 
form of government, all officers, civil and military, hold- ""^ ' • ® *=• 
ing commissions under the government and people of 
JMassachusetts Bay in New England, and all other officers 
of the said government and people, at the time this con- 
stitution shall take effect, shall have, hold, use, exercise, 
and enjoy, all the powers and authority to them granted 
or committed, until other persons shall be appointed in 
their stead ; and all com-ts of law shall proceed in the 
execution of the business of their respective departments ; 
and all the executive and legislative officers, bodies, and 
powers shall continue in full force, in the enjo^iiient and 
exercise of all their trusts, employments and authorit}' ; 
until the general com-t, and the supreme and executive offi- 
cers under this constitution, are designated and invested 
Avith their respective trusts, powers, and authority. 

X. [In order the more effectually to adhere to the Provision for 
principles of the constitution, and to correct those viola- stitution. 
tions which by an}'^ means may be made therein, as well provt^onaf to 
as to form such alterations as from experience shall be g^^amMd-**' 
found necessary, the general court which shall be in the ments, Art. ix. 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety- 
five, shall issue precepts to the selectmen of the several 

towns, and to the assessors of the unincorjoorated planta- 
tions, directing them to convene the qualified voters of 
their respective towns and plantations, for the purpose of 
collecting thek' sentiments on the necessity or expediency 
of revising the constitution, in order to amendments. 

And if it shall appear, b}^ the returns made, that two- Provision for 
thu'ds of the qualified voters throughout the state, who suYutioi!'°°" 
shall assemble and vote in consequence of the said pre- 
cepts, are in favor of such revision or amendment, the 
general cornet shall issue precepts, or direct them to be 
issued from the secretary's office, to the several towns 
to elect delegates to meet in convention for the purpose 
aforesaid. 

The said delegates to be chosen in the same manner 
and proportion as theu' representatives in the second 
branch of the legislatm'e are by this constitution to be 
chosen.] 



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CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Provision for 
preserving and 
publishing this 
constitution. 



XI. This form of government shall be enrolled on 
parchment, and deposited in the secretarj^'s office, and be 
a part of the Uiavs of the land ; and ])rinted copies thereof 
shall be prefixed to the book containing the laws of this 
commonwealth, in all futm'e editions of the said laws. 



Bill, etc., not 
approved within 
five days, not to 
become a law, 
if legislature 
adjourn in the 
mean time. 
3 Mass. 567. 
See Const., Ch. 
I., § 1, Art. II. 



General court 
empowered to 
charter cities. 
122 Mass. 354. 



Proviso. 

112 Mass. 200. 



Qualifications of 
voters for gov- 
ernor, lieuten- 
ant-governor, 
senators and 
representatives. 
See amend- 
ments, Arts. 
XXX. and 
XXXII. 
11 Pick. 538, 540. 
14 Pick. 341. 
14 Mass. 367. 
5 Met. 162, 298, 
591, 594. 



ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT. 

Article I. If an}^ bill or resolve shall be objected to, 
and not approved by the governor ; and if the general 
coiu't shall adjourn within five days after the same shall 
have been laid before the governor for his approbation, 
and thereb}^ prevent his returning it with his objections, 
as provided b^^ the constitution, such bill or resolve shall 
not become a law, nor have force as such. 

Art. II. The general court shall have full power and 
authorit}^ to erect and constitute municipal or city gov- 
ernments, in any corporate town or towns in this com- 
monwealth, and to grant to the inhabitants thereof such 
powers, privileges, and immunities, not repugnant to the 
constitution, as the general court shall deem necessary 
or expedient for the regulation and government thereof, 
and to prescribe the manner of calling and holding public 
meetings of the inhabitants, in wards or otherwise, for 
the election of officers under the constitution, and the 
manner of returning the votes given at such meetings. 
Provided, that no such government shall be erected or 
constituted in any town not containing twelve thousand 
inhabitants, nor unless it be with the consent, and on the 
application of a majority of the inhabitants of such town, 
present and voting thereon, pursuant to a vote at a meet- 
ing dulv warned and holden for that pm^pose. And pro- 
vided, also, that all by-laws, made by such municii)al 
or city government, shall be subject, at all times, to be 
annulled by the general court. 

Art. III. Ever}^ male citizen of twentj^-one j^ears of 
age and upwards, excepting paupers and persons under 
guardianship, who shall have resided within the common- 
wealth one year, and within the town or district in which 
he may claim a right to vote, six calendar months next 
preceding any election of governor, lieutenant-governor, 
senators, or representatives, [and who shall have paid, 
by himself, or his parent, master, or guardian, any state 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 35 

or county tax, which shall, within two years next preced- l^f^l^^^^^ 
ing such election, have been assessed upon him, in any ^^^-^^^^5^ 
town or district of this commonwealth ; and also every For educational 
citizen who shall be, by law, exempted from taxation, 6ee''amTnd°"' 
and who shall be, in all other respects, qualified as above For°pro1;L*io^^' 
mentioned,] shall have a right to vote in such election of ^'^.'^ ^r'^^dTn ° 
governor, lieutenant-governor, senators, and representa- *^® ''^j^^j^g 
tives : and no other person shall be entitled to vote in of war, see 

, ■, , amendments, 

such election. Arts.xxvui. 

See also amendments, Art. XXm., which was annulled by amendments, Art. XXVI. 

Art. ly. Notaries public shall be api:)ointed by the Notaries puwic, 

, , ^ .-,.., ^,1 how appointed 

governor in the same manner as judicial omcers are ap- and removed. 
pointed, and shall hold their offices during seven years, 
unless sooner removed by the governor, with the consent 
of the council, upon the address of both houses of the 
leoislatui'e. 

rill case the office of secretary or treasurer of the com- vacancies in the 

■- ,,,,,, , f J. -I • offices of secre- 

mon wealth shall become vacant irom any cause, diu'ing tary and treas 
the recess of the general cornet, the governor, with the xhTs'ciause^^^'^' 
advice and consent of the council, shall nominate and ame'^udmems^,^ 
appoint, under such regulations as may be prescribed ^rt. xvii. 
by law, a competent and suitable person to such vacant 
office, who shall hold the same until a successor shall be 
appointed by the general coiu't.] 

Whenever the exigencies of the commonwealth shall gen^raiTay be 
requu'e the appointment of a commissary-o-eneral, he shall appointed, in 

i . T ^ . , , . . *^ "t . , case, etc. 

be nominated, appointed, and commissioned, m such man- 
ner as the legislature may, by law, prescribe. 

All officers commissioned to command in the militia Muitia officers, 

, T p ^ . 1 ji 1 • how removed. 

may be removed iroiii omce m such manner as the legis- 
latiu'e may, by law, prescribe. 

Art. V. In the elections of captains and subalterns -^vho may vote 
of the militia, all the members of theh' respective compa- subaUernT.^ **" 
nies, as well those under as those above the age of twenty- 
one years, shall have a right to vote. 

Art. VI. Instead of the oath of allegiance prescribed ?f]l/officers^° 
by the constitution, the following oath shall be taken and cif vi"*Art i. 
subscribed by every person chosen or appointed to any 
office, civil or militaiy, under the government of this 
commonwealth, before he shall enter on the duties of his 
office, to wit : — 

"I, A. B., do solemnl}^ swear, that I will bear true 
faith and allegiance to the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts, and will support the constitution thereof. So help 
me, God." 



36 CONSTITUTION OF THE 

QuSemay Providecl, That when any person shall be of the denonii- 

afflrm. nation called Quakers, and shall decline taking said oath, 

he shall make his affirmation in the foregoing form, omit- 
ting the word ' ' swear " and inserting, instead thereof, the 
word ' ' affirm," and omitting the words ' ' So help me, God," 
and subjoining, instead thereof, the words, "This I do 
under the pains and penalties of perjur3^" 
Tests abolished. ^p,j,_ yjj^ ~^q q^^|^^ declaration, or subscription, ex- 
cepting the oath prescribed in the preceding article, and 
the oath of office, shall be required of the governor, lieuten- 
ant-governor, councillors, senators, or representatives, to 
qualify them to perform the duties of their respective offices. 
o°oTJ^8"^"'*^ Art. VIIL No judge of any court of this common- 
122 Mass. 445, wealth, (cxccpt the court of sessions,) and no person 
lasMass. 525. hokUug any office under the authority of the United 
States, (postmasters excepted,) shall, at the same time, 
hold the office of governor, lieutenant-governor, or coun- 
cillor, or have a seat in the senate or house of representa- 
tives of this commonwealth ; and no judge of any court in 
this commonwealth, (except the court of sessions,) nor the 
attorney-general, solicitor-general, county attorney, clerk 
of any court, sheriif, treasm^er and receiver-general, reg- 
ister of probate, nor register of deeds, shall continue to 
hold his said office after being elected a member of the 
Congress of the United States, and accepting that trust ; 
but the acceptance of such trust, by an}^ of the officers 
aforesaid, shall be deemed and taken to be a resignation 
of his said office ; and judges of the courts of common 
pleas shall hold no other office under the government of 
this commonwealth, the office of justice of the peace and 
militia offices excepted. 
^M^tiuiTion*'' *° Art. IX. If, at any time hereafter, any specific and 
how made. ' particular amendment or amendments to the constitution 
be proposed in the general com't, and agreed to by a ma- 
jority of the senators and two-thu-ds of the members of 
the house of representatives present and voting thereon, 
such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered 
on the journals of the two houses, with the yeas and nays 
taken thereon, and referred to the general com-t then next 
to be chosen, and shall be published ; and if, in the general 
court next chosen as aforesaid, such proposed amendment 
or amendments shall be agreed to by a majority of the 
senators and two-thu-ds of the members of the house of 
representatives present and voting thereon, then it shall 
be the duty of the general court to submit such proposed 



COMMOXWEALTII OF MASSACHUSETTS. 37 

amendment or amendments to the people ; and if they 
shall be approved and ratified b}^ a majority of the quali- 
fied voters, voting thereon, at meetings legally warned 
and holden for that pm'pose, they shall become part of 
the constitution of this commonwealth. 

Art. X. The political year shall beo-in on the first commencement 

, . .of political 

Wednesday of Januarj"", instead of the last Wednesday of year, 
May ; and the general court shall assemble every ye^r on 
the said first Vf ednesday of January, and shall proceed, at 
that session, to make all the elections, and do all the other 
acts, which are by the constitution required to be made and 
done at the session which has heretofore commenced on the 
last AYednesday of May. And the general court shall be ^.^^^^ termina- 
dissolved on the da}^ next preceding the first Wednesday 
of Januar}^ without any proclamation or other act of the 
governor. But nothing herein contained shall prevent 
the ofeneral coiu't from assemblino- at such other times as 
they shall judge necessarj^ or when called together by the 
governor. The governor, lieutenant-governor and coun- 
cillors, shall also hold their respective offices for one year 
next following the fii'st Wednesday of January, and until 
others are chosen and qualified in thek' stead. 

TThe meetino- for the choice of o-overnor, lieutenant- Meetings for the 

L o ^ O ' choice of gov- 

o;overnor, senators, and representatives, shall be held on emor, lieuten- 

1 1 ~\ T -I t' -\T ^ • 1 i ant-governor, 

the second Monday ot JNovember in every year; but etc., when to be 
meetings may be adjourned, if necessary, for the choice tIis" clause 
of representatives, to the next day, and again to the next aS'en'dmems^/ 
succeeding day, but no further. But in case a second ^rt.xv. 
meeting shall be necessar}^ for the choice of representa- 
tives, such meetings shall be held on the fourth Monday 
of the same month of November.] 

All the other provisions of the constitution, respecting 
the elections and proceedings of the members of the gen- 
eral court, or of any other officers or persons whatever, that 
have reference to the last Wednesday of ^lay, as the com- 
mencement of the political year, shall be so far altered, as 
to have like reference to the first Wednesday of January. 

This article shall go into operation on the first da}^ of ^'^o*^\n't^''*'' 
October, next following the day when the same shall be operation. 
duly ratified and adopted as an amendment of the consti- 
tution ; and the governor, lieutenant-governor, councillors, 
senators, representatives, and all other state officers, who 
are annuall}' chosen, and who shall be chosen for the cur- 
rent year, when the same shall go into operation, shall 
hold their respective offices until the fii'st Wednesday of 



38 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Inconsistent 

provisions 

annulled. 



Religious 
freedom 
established. 
See Dec. of 
Rights, Art. 

ni. 



122 Mass. 40,41. 



CensTis of rata- 
ble polls to be 
taken in 1837, 
and decennially 
thereafter. 
This article was 
superseded by 
amendments, 
Art. XIII., 
which was also 
superseded by 
amendments, 
Art. XXI. 
Representa- 
tives, how 
apportioned. 



January then next following, and until others are chosen 
and qualified in their stead, and no longer ; and the first 
election of the governor, lieutenant-governor, senators, and 
representatives, to be had in vu'tue of this article, shall 
be had conformabl}^ thereunto, in the month of November 
following the day on which the same shall be in force, and 
go into operation, pursuant to the foregoing provision. 

All the provisions of the existing constitution, incon- 
sistent with the provisions herein contained, are hereby 
wholly annulled. 

Art. XI. Instead of the third article of the bill of 
rights, the following modification and amendment thereof 
is substituted : — 

' ' As the public worship of God and instructions in 
piety, religion, and morality, promote the happiness and 
prosperity of a people, and the security of a republican 
government; therefore, the sevei;al religious societies of 
this commonwealth, whether corporate or unincorporate, 
at any meeting legally warned and holden for that pur- 
pose, shall ever have the right to elect their pastors or 
religious teachers, to contract with them for their support, 
to raise money for erecting and repairing houses for public 
worship, for the maintenance of religious instruction, and 
for the payment of necessary expenses ; and all persons 
belonging to any religious society shall be taken and held 
to be members, until they shall file with the clerk of such 
society a written notice, declaring the dissolution of their 
membership, and thenceforth shall not be liable for any 
grant or contract which may be thereafter made, or entered 
into by such society ; and all religious sects and denomi- 
nations, demeaning themselves peaceably, and as good 
citizens of the commonwealth, shall be equally under the 
protection of the law ; and no subordination of any one 
sect or denomination to another shall ever be established 
by law." 

Art. Xn. [In order to provide for a representation 
of the citizens of this commonwealth, founded upon the 
principles of equality, a census of the ratable polls, in each 
city, town, and district of the commonwealth, on the first 
day of May, shall be taken and returned into the secre- 
tary's office, in such manner as the legislature shall pro- 
vide, within the month of May, in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, and in every 
tenth year thereafter, in the month of jMay, in manner 
aforesaid ; and each town or city having three hundred rata- 



COMMONAYEALTII OF MASSACHUSETTS. 39 

ble polls at the last preceding decennial census of polls, 
may elect one representative, and for every four hundred 
and fifty ratable polls in addition to the first thi-ee hun- 
dred, one representative more. 

Any town having less than three hundred ratable polls Towns having 
shall be represented thus : The whole number of ratable rltabie^pous, 
polls, at the last preceding decennial census of polls, shall se^ed?'^^' 
be multiplied by ten, and the product divided by tliree 
hundred ; and such town may elect one representative as 
many years within ten years, as three hundred is contained 
in the product aforesaid. 

Any city or town having ratable polls enough to elect feprelent^d.""^ 
one or more representatives, with any number of polls 
beyond the necessary nimiber, may be represented, as to 
that surplus number, by multiplying such sm'plus number 
by ten and dividing the product by four hundred and fifty ; 
and such city or town may elect one additional representa- 
tive as many years, within the ten years, as fom- hundred 
and fifty is contained in the product aforesaid. 

Anv two or more of the several towns and districts Towns may 

-J • • r> 1 1 1 J. i. iinite into repre- 

may,by consent oi a majority ot the legal voters present sentative dis- 
at a legal meeting, in each of said towns and districts, 
respectively, called for that purpose, and held previous to 
the first day of July, in the year in which the decennial 
census of polls shall be taken, form themselves into a rep- 
resentative district to continue until the next decennial 
census of polls, for the election of a representative, or rep- 
resentatives ; and such district shall have all the rights, in 
regard to representation, which would belong to a town 
containing the same number of ratable polls. 

The governor and council shall ascertain and determine, Thegrovemor 
within the months of July and August, in the year of our determine\he 
Lord one thousand eight hundred and thkty-seven, accord- reTnteth-lrto' 
ing to the foregoing principles, the number of representa- ^^^^iB^entiUed. 
tives, which each city, town, and representative district 
is entitled to elect, and the number of years, within the 
period of ten years then next ensuing, that each city, 
town, and representative district may elect an additional 
representative ; and where any town has not a sufficient 
number of polls to elect a representative each year, then, 
how many years within the ten years, such town may elect 
a representative ; and the same shall be done once in ten New apportion- 
3^ears, thereafter, by the governor and council, and the once in every 
number of ratable polls in each decennial census of polls, "y®*"- 
shall determine the number of representatives, which each 



40 CONSTITUTION OF THE 

city, town and representative district may elect as afore- 
said ; and Avlicn tlie number of representatives to be elected 
by each city, town, or representative district is ascertained 
and determined as aforesaid, the governor shall cause the 
same to be published forthwith for the inforuiation of the 
people, and that number shall remain fixed and unalterable 
for the period of ten years, 
provi's^onr* ^^^ ^^^ provisions of the existing constitution incon- 

annuiied. sistcut with the provisious herein contained, are hereby 

wholly annulled.] 
habuantetobe Art. XIII. [A ccusus of the inhabitants of each city 
lnd^dJc"eMiaiiy ^'^^ towu, ou the first day of May, shall be taken, and 
'thereafter, for retumcd into the secretary's office, on or before the last 
gentation. day of Juuc, of tlic yenv one thousand eight hundred and 

ce^n Jus* super- forty, and of every tenth year thereafter ; which census 
mentifArt"!'^*^ sliall determine the apportionment of senators and repre- 
XXI. and XXII. yentativcs for the term of ten ^^ea^rs. i22MaB8. 595. 

fricfs^deciared Thc scvcral Senatorial districts now existing shall be 
permanent. permanent. The senate shall consist of forty members ; 

Provisions as to 1 _ _ ./ ^ ' 

eenators super- and iu tlic vcar ouc thousaud eio'ht hundred and forty, 

ments, Art. and evcry tenth year thereafter, the governor and council 

shall assign the number of senators to be chosen in each 

district, according to the number of inhabitants in the 

same. But, in all cases, at least one senator shall be 

assigned to each district. 

SntatlveVtfow" ^hc mcmbcrs of the house of representatives shall be 

apportioned. apportioiicd in the followins: manner : Every town or city 

ProviBions astoJ-A.. iitt-i. i 

representatives containing twclve hundred inhabitants may elect one rep- 
amendmelits/ rescntative ; and two thousand four hundred inhabitants 
Art. XXI. shall be the mean increasing number, which shall entitle 

it to an additional representative. 
h^w"ep^°^' Every town containing less than twelve hundred inhab- 

Bented. itauts shall be entitled to elect a representative as many 

times within ten years as the number one hundred and 
sixty is contained in the number of the inhabitants of said 
town. Such towns may also elect one representative for 
the year in which the valuation of estates within the com- 
monwealth shall be settled. 
uni7e"fnto*^ Any two or more of the several towns may, by consent 

dtsti-'ictr''*'^^ °f ^ majority of the legal voters present at a legal meet- 
ing, in each of said towns, respectively, called for that 
purpose, and held before the first day of August, in the 
3'ear one thousand eight hundred and forty, and every 
tenth year thereafter, form themselves into a representa- 
tive district, to continue for the term of ten years ; and 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 4] 

such district shall have all the rights, in regard to repre- 
sentation, which would belong to a town containing the 
same number of inhabitants. 

The number of inhabitants which shall entitle a town Basis of 

, , , , • 1.1 . • represeutation, 

to elect one representative, and the mean mcrea.smg num- and ratio of 
ber which shall entitle a town or city to elect more than ^'"^'^^^*''^- 
one, and also the number by which the population of towns 
not entitled to a representative every year is to be divided, 
shall be increased, respectively, by one-tenth of the num- 
bers above mentioned, Avhenever the population of the 
commonwealth shall have increased to seven hundred and 
seventy thousand, and for every additional increase of 
seventy thousand inhabitants, the same addition of one- 
tenth shall be made, respectively, to the said numbers 
above mentioned. 

In the year of each decennial census, the governor and Jn^dc^o^JnciUo 
council shall, before the. first day of September, apportion n'^blr^of*^^ 
the number of representatives which each city, town, and representatives 

T^. . .11 T j_ • of each town 

representative district is entitled to elect, and ascertain once in every 
how many years, within ten years, any town may elect a ^'^y^^'^' 
representative, which is not entitled to elect one every 
year ; and the governor shall cause the same to be pub- 
lished forthwith. 

Nine councillors shall be annually chosen from among councillors to 
the people at large, on the first Wednesday of January, tue'^peopre at "" 
or as soon thereafter as may be, by the joint ballot of the provisions as to 
senators and representatives, assembled in one room, who euperleded by 
shall, as soon as may be, in like manner, fill up any vacan- ^^®'^;|yj"*^' 
cies that may happen in the council, by death, resignation, 
or otherwise. No person shall be elected a councillor, who Quaiiflca-tions 
has not been an inhabitant of this commonwealth for the ° '^ " 
term of five years immediately preceding his election ; 
and not more than one councillor shall be chosen from 
any one senatorial district in the commonwealth.] 

No possession of a freehold, or of any other estate, shall quaimclwon^for 
be required as a qualification for holding a seat in either "^^y^orcouncu 
branch of the general court, or in the executive council, not required. 

Art. XIV. In all elections of civil officers by the Elections by the 
people of this commonwealth, whose election is provided plurality of^ ^ 
for by the constitution, the person having the highest num- ^°*^'* 
ber of votes shall be deemed and declared to be elected. 

Art. XV. The meetino; for the choice of governor, Time of annual 

, . ® - -in election of gov- 

heutenant-governor, senators, and representatives, shall emor and legis- 
be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in 
November, annually ; but in case of a failure to elect rep- 



42 CONSTITUTIOX OF THE 

resentativcs on that day, a second meeting shall be holden, 
for that })urpose, on the foiu'th ]Monday of the same month 
of November. 
KobeTholen ^^T. XVI. Eight councilloi's shall be annually chosen 
i^^Mu^s'^Tos'' ^y ^^^ inhabitants of this commonwealth, qualified to vote 
598. ■ ' for governor. The election of councillors shall be deter- 
mined by the same rule that is requbed in the election of 
governor. The legislature, at its first session after this 
amendment shall have been adopted, and at its fii'st ses- 
sion after the next state census shall have been taken, 
and at its first session after each decennial state census 
dfitricmrte" thereafterwards, shall divide the commonwealth into eight 
districts of contiguous territory, each containing a number 
of inhabitants as nearh^ equal as practicable, without divid- 
ing any town or ward of a city, and each entitled to elect 
one councillor : provided, however, that if, at any tune, the 
constitution shall provide for the division of the common- 
wealth into forty senatorial districts, then the legislature 
shall so arrange the councillor districts, that each district 
shall consist of five contiguous senatorial districts, as 
tliey shall be, from time to time, established b}^ the legis- 
dilined.'*^^ latm'c. No pcrsou shall be eligible to the office of coun- 
cillor who has not been an inhabitant of the commonwealth 
for the term of five j^ears immediately preceding his elec- 
?e?of°e'iec"uon tlou. The dav and manner of the election, the retm-n of 
etc. the votes, and the declaration of the said elections, shall 

be the same as are requii-ed in the election of governor. 
j^acancies, how ["^yhenever there shall be a failure to elect the full num- 
vuioifas to° ^^^ ^^ councillors, the vacancies shall be filled in the same 
vacancies, Kce manner as is required for filling vacancies in the senate ; 

amendinente, , . ^ , iiiS i/> ji^i 

Art. XXV. and vacancies occasioned by death, removal trom the state, 

or otherwise, shall be filled in like manner, as soon as may 

Organization of ]^q after sucli vacaucics shall have happened.] And that 

the government. ' n i • i • • f ^ 

there may be no delay m the organization oi the govern- 
ment on the first AVednesday of January, the governor, 
with at least five councillors for the time being, shall, as 
soon as may be, examine the returned copies of the records 
for the election of governor, lieutenant-governor, and coun- 
cillors ; and ten days before the said first AYednesday in 
January he shall issue his summons to such persons as 
appear to be chosen, to attend on that day to be qualified 
accordingly ; and the secretary shall lay the returns before 
the senate and house of representatives on the said fii'st 
Wednesday in January, to be by them examined ; and in 
case of the election of either of said officers, the choice 



CO:\BIOXA\TEALTII OF ^LISSACHUSETTS. 43 

shall be by them declared and published ; but in case there 
shall be no election of either of said officers, the legislat- 
ure shall proceed to fill such vacancies in the manner pro- 
vided in the constitution for the choice of such officers. 

Art. XVII. The secretary, treasiu'er and receiver- Election of 
general, auditor, and attorney-general, shall be chosen urerfaiiditor,^*' 
annually, on the day in November prescribed for the geuefai°by^he 
choice of governor ; and each person then chosen as "such, people. 
duly qualified in other respects, shall hold his office for 
the term of one year from the third AYednesday in Jan- 
uary next thereafter, and until another is chosen and 
qualified in his stead. The qualification of the voters, 
the manner of the election, the return of the votes, and 
the declaration of the election, shall be such as are requu'ed 
in the election of governor. In case of a failure to elect vacancies, how 
either of said officers on the day in November aforesaid, 
or in case of the decease, in the mean time, of the person 
elected as such, such officer shall be chosen on or before 
the third AVednesday in January next thereafter, from 
the two persons who had the highest number of votes for 
said offices on the day in November aforesaid, by joint 
ballot of the senators and representatives, in one room ; 
and in case the office of secretar}'^, or treasurer and receiver- 
general, or auditor, or attorney-general, shall become va- 
cant, from any cause, dm'ing an annual or special session 
of the general court, such vacancy shall in like manner 
be filled by choice from the people at large ; but if such 
vacancy shall occm' at any other time, it shall be supplied 
by the governor by appointment, with the advice and con- 
sent of the council. The person so chosen or appointed, 
duly qualified in other respects, shall hold his office until 
his successor is chosen and duly qualified in his stead. 
In case any person chosen or appointed to either of the Toqnaiify 
offices aforesaid, shall neglect, for the space of ten days ^herwis^oafc^e 
after he could otherwise enter upon his duties, to qualify yacant.'^^'^^^ 
himself in all respects to enter upon the discharge of such 
duties, the office to which he has been elected or appointed 
shall be deemed vacant. No person shall be eligible to Qualification 
either of said offices unless he shall have been an inhabi- ^^'^^^^^ ^' 
tant of this commonwealth five j^ears next preceding his 
election or appointment. 

Art. XVIII. All moneys raised by taxation in the school moneys 
towns and cities for the support of public schools, and piied°fo? sec'ta 
all moneys which ma}^ be appropriated by the state for Fo?ori^niV 
the support of common schools, shall be applied to, and proviBion as to 



44 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Bchoola, Bee 

coiiBtitution, 

Part First, Art. 

III. 

12 Allen, 500, 

508. 

103 Mas8. 94, 96. 



Legislature to 
prescribe for 
the election of 
sheriffs, regis- 
ters of probate, 
etc. See 
ainendmenlB, 
Art. XXXVI. 
8 Gray, 1. 
13 Gray, 74. 



Reading consti- 
tution in 
English and 
writing, ueces- 
sary qualifica- 
tions of voters. 
Proviso. 
For other qnali- 
fications, see 
amendments, 
Art. III. 
See also amend- 
ments, Art. 
XXIII., which 
was annulled by 
amendments. 
Art. 5XVI. 

Census of legal 
voters and of 
inhabitants, 
when taken, 
etc. See 
P. S. c. 31. 



House of repre- 
sentatives to 
consist of 240 
members. 
Legislature to 
apportion, etc. 
10 Gray, 613. 



expended in, no other schools than those which are con- 
ducted accordin<>" to law, under the order and superintend- 
ence of the authorities of the town or city in which the 
money is to be expended ; and such moneys shall never 
be appropriated to any religious sect for the maintenance, 
exclusively, of its own school. 

Art, XIX. The legislature shall prescribe, by general 
law, for the election of sheriffs, registers of probate, [com- 
missioners of insolvency,] and clerks of the courts, by the 
people of the several counties, and that district-attorneys 
shall be chosen by the people of the several districts, for 
such term of office as the legislature shall prescribe. 

no Mass. 172, 173. 117 Mass. 602, 603. 121 Mass. 65. 

Art. XX. No person shall have the right to vote, or 
be eligible to office under the constitution of this common- 
wealth, who shall not be able to read the constitution in 
the English language, and write his name : provided, how- 
ever, that the provisions of this amendment shall not apply 
to any person prevented b}^ a physical disability from com- 
plying with its requisitions, nor to any person who now 
has the right to vote, nor to an}^ persons who shall be 
sixty years of age or upwards at the time this amendment 
shall take effect. 

Art. XXI. A census of the legal voters of each city 
and town, on the first day of May, shall be taken and 
returned into the office of the secretary of the common- 
wealth, on or before the last day of June, in the year one 
thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven ; and a census of 
the inhabitants of each city and town, in the year one 
thousand eight hiuidred and sixty-five, and of every tenth 
year thereafter. In the census aforesaid, a special enumer- 
ation shall be made of the legal voters ; and in each city, 
said enumeration shall specify the number of such legal 
voters aforesaid, residing in each ward of such city. The 
enumeration aforesaid shall determine the apportionment 
of representatives for the periods between the taking of 
the census. 

The house of re})resentatives shall consist of two hun- 
dred and forty members, which shall be apportioned by 
the legislatm-e, at its first session after the return of each 
enumeration as aforesaid, to the several counties of the 
commonwealth, equally, as nearl}^ as may be, according 
to their relative numbers of legal voters, as ascertained 
by the next preceding special enumeration ; and the toAvn 
of Cohasset, in the county of Norfolk, shall, for this pur- 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 45 

pose, as well as in the formation of districts, as hereinafter 

provided, be considered a part of the county of Pljaiiouth ; 

and it shall be the duty of the secretary of the common- secretary shall 

wealth, to certify, as soon as may be after it is determined cerslauthortzed 

by the legislature, the number of representatives to which counties". 

each county shall be entitled, to the board authorized to 

divide each county into representative districts. The 

mayor and aldermen of the city of Boston, the county 

coumiissioners of other counties than Suflblk, — or in lieu 

of the maj^or and aldermen of the city of Boston , or of the 

county commissioners in each county other than Suffolk, 

such board of special commissioners in each county, to 

be elected by the people of the county, or of the towns 

therein, as may for that pm'pose be provided by law, — 

shall, on the first Tuesday of August next after each Meeting for 

, r, , i_- _L I J. UT J. division to be 

assignment ot representatives to each county, assemble at first Tuesday 
a shire town of their respective counties, and proceed, as pr^elSngs. 
soon as may be, to divide the same into representative 
districts of contiguous territor}^, so as to apportion the 
representation assigned to each county equally, as nearly 
as may be, according to the relative number of legal voters 
in the several districts of each county ; and such districts 
shall be so formed that no town or ward of a city shall 
be divided therefor, nor shall any district be made which 
shall be entitled to elect more than three representatives. 
Every representative, for one year at least next preceding QuaMcationsof 
his election, shall have been an inhabitant of the district 122 Mass! ms^ 
for which he is chosen, and shall cease to represent such ^®^' 
district when he shall cease to be an inhabitant of the 
commonwealth. The districts in each county shall be Districts to be 
numbered by the board creating the same, and a descrip- described 'and 
tion of each, with the numbers thereof and the number *'^'^**^®'^- 
of legal voters therein, shall be returned by the board, to 
the secretary of the commonwealth, the county treasurer 
of each county, and to the clerk of every town in each 
district, to be filed and kept in their respective offices. 
The manner of calling and conducting the meetings for 
the choice of representatives, and of ascertaining their 
election, shall be prescribed by law. [Not less than one Quorum, see 
hundred members of the house of representatives shall Art^xxxiif. 
constitute a quorum for doing business ; but a less num- 
ber may organize temporarily, adjourn from day to day, 
and compel the attendance of absent members.] 

Art. XXII. A census of the legal voters of each city ^^^^.^^i^*"-,, 
and town, on the first day of INIay, shall be taken and 



46 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Voters to be 
basis of appor- 
tionment of 
senators. 



Senate to con- 
sist of forty 
members. 



Senatorial 
districts, etc. 



See amend- 
ments, Art. 
XXIV. 



Qualifications 
of senators. 



Quorum, see 
amendments, 
Art. XXXIII. 



Residence of 
two years re- 
quired of natu- 
ralized citizens, 
to entitle to suf- 
frage or malie 
eligible to office. 
This article 
annulled by 
Art. XXVI. 



Vacancies in the 
senate. 



returned into the office of the secretary of the common- 
wealth, on or before the last day of June, in the yesiv one 
thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven ; and a census of 
the inhabitants of each city and town, in the year one 
thousand eight hundred and sixty-five, and of every tentii 
year thereafter. In the census aforesaid, a special enu- 
meration shall be made of the legal voters, and in each 
city said enumeration shall specify the number of such 
legal voters aforesaid, residing in each ward of such city. 
The enumeration aforesaid shall determine the apportion- 
ment of senators for the periods between the taking of the 
census. The senate shall consist of forty members. The 
general com't shall, at its first session after each next pre- 
ceding special enumeration, divide the commonwealth into 
forty districts of adjacent territory, each district to contain, 
as nearly as may be, an equal number of legal voters, ac- 
cording to the enumeration aforesaid : provided, howevei', 
that no town or ward of a city shall be divided therefor ; 
and such districts shall be formed, as nearly as ma}'' be, 
without uniting two counties, or parts of two or more 
counties, into one district. Each district shall elect one 
senator, who shall have been an inhabitant of this com- 
monwealth five years at least immediately preceding his 
election, and at the time of his election shall be an inhab- 
itant of the district for which he is chosen ; and he shall 
cease to represent such senatorial district when he shall 
cease to be an inhabitant of the coiumonwealth. [Not less 
than sixteen senators shall constitute a quorum for doing 
business ; but a less number may organize temporarily, 
adjourn from day to da}', and compel the attendance of 
absent members.] 

Art. XXIII. [No person of foreign birth shall be en- 
titled to vote, or shall be eligible to office, unless he shall 
have resided within the jurisdiction of the United States 
for two years subsequent to his naturalization, and shall 
be otherwise qualified, according to the constitution and 
laws of this commonwealth : provided, that this amend- 
ment shall not affect the rights which any person of foreign 
birth possessed at the time of the adoption thereof; and, 
provided, further, that it shall not affect the rights of any 
child of a citizen of the United States, born dm-ing the 
temporary absence of the parent therefrom.] 

Art. XXIV. Any vacancy in the senate shall be filled 
by election by the people of the unrepresented district, 
upon the order of a majority of the senators elected. 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 47 

Art. XXV. In case of a vacancy in the council, from vacancies in the 
a failure of election, or other cause, the senate and house 
of representatives shall, by concm'rent vote, choose some 
eligible person fi-om the people of the district wherein such 
vacancy occurs, to fill that office. If such vacancy shall 
happen when the legislature is not in session, the governor, 
with the advice and consent of the council, may fill the same 
by appointment of some eligible person. 

Art. XXVI. The twenty-third article of the articles Twenty-third 
of amendment of the constitution of this commonwealth, ame'ndments 
which is as follows, to wit: " Xo person of foreign birth a""""^'^- 
shall be entitled to vote, or shall be eligible to office, unless 
he shall have resided within the jurisdiction of the United 
States for two years subsequent to his naturalization, and 
shall be otherwise qualified, according to the constitution 
and laws of this commonwealth : provided, that this amend- 
ment shall not affect the rights which any person of foreign 
birth possessed at the time of the adoption thereof; and 
provided, further, that it shall not affect the rights of any 
child of a citizen of the United States, born during the tem- 
porary absence of the parent therefrom," is hereby wholly 
annulled. 

Art. XXVH. So much of article two of chapter six Provisions of 
of the constitution of this commonwealth as relates to per- vi.," relating to 
sons holding the office of president, professor, or instructor vfrdToulglr 
of Harvard College, is hereby annulled. annulled. 

Art. XXVIII. No person having served in the army superseded by 
or navy of the United States in time of war, and having 
been honorably discharged from such service, if otherwise 
qualified to vote, shall be disqualified therefor on account 
of being a pauper ; or, if a pauper, because of the non- 
payment of a poll tax. 

Art. XXIX. The general court shall have full power voting pre- 
and authority to provide for the inhabitants of the towns 
in this commonwealth more than one place of public meet- 
ing within the limits of each town for the election of officers 
under the constitution, and to prescribe the manner of call- 
ing, holding and conducting such meetings. All the pro- 
visions of the existing constitution inconsistent with the 
provisions herein contained are hereby annulled. 

Art. XXX. No person, otherwise qualified to vote in voters not dis- 
elections for governor, lieutenant-governor, senators, and ^"a'son^of ^ 
representatives, shall, by reason of a change of residence dencf untiiTix 
within the commonwealth, be disqualified from voting for ™°fofrlm^vai. 
said officers in the city or town from which he has removed 



48 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Amendments, 
Art. XXVIII. 
amended. 



Person who 
served in army 
or navy, etc., 
not disqualified 
from voting for 
non-payment of 
poll tax. 



Provlslong of 
amendments, 
Art. III., rela- 
tive to payment 
of a tax as a 
voting qualifica- 
tion, annulled. 



Quornm,lneach 
branch of the 
general court, 
to consist of a 
majority of 
members. 



Provisions of 
Art. II., § I., 
Chap. II., Part 
II., relative to 
property quali- 
fication of 
governor, 
annulled. 



Provisions of 
Art. II., § III., 
Chap. I., rela- 
tive to expense 
of travelling to 
the general 
assembly by 
members of the 
house, annulled. 



his residence, until the expiration of six calendar months 
from the time of such removal. 

Art. XXXI. Article twenty-eight of the amendments 
of the constitution is hereby amended by striking out in 
the fourth line thereof the words " being a pauper", and 
inserting in place thereof the words : — receiving or having 
received aid from any cit}^ or town, — and also by striking 
out in said fourth line the words " if a pauper", so that 
the article as amended shall read as follows : Article 
XXVIII. No person having served in the army or navy 
of the United States in time of war, and having been hon- 
orabl}^ discharged from such service, if otherwise qualified 
to vote, shall be disqualified therefor on account of receiv- 
ing or having received aid from any city or town, or be- 
cause of the non-payment of a poll tax. 

Art. XXXII. So much of article three of the amend- 
ments of the constitution of the commonwealth as is con- 
tained in the following words : " and who shall have paid, 
by himself, or liis parent, master, or guardian, any state or 
county tax, which shall, within two years next preceding 
such election, have been assessed upon him, in an}^ town 
or district of this commonwealth ; and also every citizen 
who shall be, by law, exempted from taxation, and who 
sliall be, in all other respects, qualified as above men- 
tioned", is hereby annulled. 

Art. XXXIII. A majority of the members of each 
branch of the general court shall constitute a quorum for 
the transaction of business, but a less number ma}^ adjourn 
from day to day, and compel the attendance of absent 
members. All the provisions of the existing constitu- 
tion inconsistent with the provisions herein contained are 
hereby annulled. 

Art. XXXIV. So much of article two of section one 
of cha})ter two of part the second of the constitution of 
the commonwealth as is contained in the following words : 
"and unless he shall at the same time be seised, in his 
own right, of a freehold, Avithin the commonwealth, of the 
value of one thousand pounds " ; is hereby annulled. 

Art. XXXV. So mucli of article two of section three 
of chapter one of the constitution of the commonwealth 
as is contained in the following words : " The expenses of 
travelling to the general assembly, and returning home, 
once in every session, and no more, shall be paid by the 
government, out of the public treasury, to every mem- 
ber who shall attend as seasonably as he can, in the judg- 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 49 

ment of the house, and does not depart without leave", 
is hereby annulled. 

Art. XXXVI. So much of article nineteen of the Amenrtmcnts, 
articles of amendment to the constitution of the common- ameudtci."' 
Avealth as is contained in the following words : "commis- 
sioners of insolvency", is hereby annulled. 



The constitution of Massachusetts was agreed upon by delegates 
of the i:)eoplc, in convention, begun and held at Cambridge, on the 
first day of September, 1779, and continued by adjournments to the 
second day of March, 1780, wlien the convention adjourned to meet 
on the first "Wechiesday of the ensuing June. In the mean time the 
constitution was submitted to the people, to be adopted by them, 
provided two-thirds of the votes given should be in the affirmative. 
When the convention assembled, it was foimd that the constitution 
had been adopted by the requisite number of votes, and the conven- 
tion accordingly Eesolved, ' ' That the said Constitution or Frame of 
Government shall take place on the last "Wednesday of October next ; 
and not before, for any purpose, save only for that of making elec- 
tions, agreeable to this resolution." The first legislature assembled 
at Boston, on the twenty-fifth day of October, 1780. 

The first nine Articles of Amendment were submitted, by delegates 
in convention assembled, November 15, 1820, to the people, and by 
them ratified and adopted April 9, 1821. 

The tenth Article was adoj^ted by the legislatures of the political 
years 1829-30 and 1830-31, respectively, and was approved and 
ratified by the people May 11, 1831. 

The eleventh Article was adopted by the legislatures of the politi- 
cal years 1832 and 1833, respectively, and was approved and ratified 
by the people November 11, 1833. 

The twelfth Article was adopted by the legislatures of the political 
years 1835 and 1836, respectively, and was approved and ratified by 
the people the fourteenth day of November, 1836. 

The thirteentli Article was adopted by the legislatures of the politi- 
cal years 1839 and 1840, resi^eetively, and was approved and ratified 
by the people the sixth day of April, 1840. 

The fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, and 
nineteenth Articles were adopted by the legislatures of the political 
years 1854 and 1855, respectively, and ratified by tlie peojile the 
twenty-third day of May, 1855. 

The twentieth, twenty-first, and twenty-second Articles were 
adopted by the legislatures of the political years 1856 and 1857, 
respectively, and ratified by the people on the first day of May, 1857. 



50 CONSTITUTION OF INIASSACHUSETTS. 

The tweiity-third Article was adopted by the legislatures of the 
political years 1858 and 1859, respectively, and ratified by the people 
on the ninth day of May, 1859, and was repealed by the twenty -sixth 
Amendment. 

The twenty-fonrtli and twenty-fifth Articles were adopted by the 
legislatures of the political years 1859 and 1860, and ratified by the 
l^eople on the seventh day of May, 1860. 

The twenty-sixth Article was adoj^ted by tlie legislatures of the 
political years 1862 and 1863, and ratified by the people on the sixth 
day of April, 1863. 

The twenty -seventh Article was adojited by the legislatures of the 
political years 1876 and 1877, and was approved and ratified by the 
people on the sixth day of November, 1877. 

The twenty-eighth Article was adopted by the legislatures of the 
political years 1880 and 1881, and was approved and ratified by the 
people on the eighth day of November, 1881. 

The twenty-ninth Article was adopted by the legislatures of the 
political years 1884 and 1885, and was approved and ratified by the 
people on the third day of November, 1885. 

The thirtieth and thirty-first Articles were adopted by the legis- 
latures of the political years 1889 and 1890, and were approved and 
ratified by the peoi^le on the fourth day of November, 1890. 

The thirty-second and thirty -third Articles were adopted by the 
legislatures of the political years 1890 and 1891, and were approved 
and ratified by the jjeoj^le on the third day of November, 1891. 

The thirty-fourth Article was adopted by the legislatures of the 
• political years 1891 and 1892, and was apj)roved and ratified by the 
peoi^le on the eighth day of November, 1892. 

The thirty -fifth Article was adopted by the legislatures of the 
political years 1892 and 1893, and was approved and ratified by the 
people on the seventh day of November, 1893. 

The thirty-sixth Article was adopted by the legislatures of the 
political years 1893 and 1894, and was api^roved and ratified by the 
people on the sixth day of November, 1894. 



[A proposed Article of Amendment, prohibiting the manufacture 
and sale of Intoxicating Liquor as a beverage, adopted by the legis- 
latures of the political years 1888 and 1889, was rejected by the 
people on the twenty-second day of April, 1889.] 

[Proposed Articles of Amendment, (1) Establishing biennial 
elections of state officers, and (2) Establishing l)iennial elections 
of members of the General Court, adopted by the legislatures of 
the political years 1895 and 1896, were rejected by the people at 
the annual election held on the third day of November, 1896.] 



INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 



A. 

Page 
Address of both houses of the legislature, judicial officers may be 

removed by governor with consent of council upon, . 26 

Adjutant-general, ajjpointed by the governor, .... 22 
Adjutants, to be appointed by commanding officers of regiments, . 22 
Affirmations, instead of the required oaths, may be made by 

Quakers, 30,31,36 

Agriculture, arts, commerce, etc., to be encouraged, ... 29 
Alimony, divorce, etc., ......... 27 

Amendment to the constitution, proijosed in the general court, 
agreed to by a majority of senators and two-thirds of 
house present and voting thereon by yeas and nays ; en- 
tered upon the journals of both houses, and referred to 
the next general court ; if the next general coiurt agrees 
to the proposition in the same manner, and to the same 
effect, it shall be submitted to the people, and, if approved 
by them by a majority vote, becomes a part of the con- 
stitution, 36, 37 

Apportionment of councillors, 24,41,42 

state to be divided into eight districts, ... . . 42 

Apportionment of senators, 13,40,46 

on basis of legal voters, and state to be divided into forty 

districts, .......... 46 

Apportionment of representatives, 16,39,40,44 

to the several counties, made on the basis of legal voters, . 44 
Armies, dangerous to liberty, and not to be maintained without 

consent of the legislature, 8 

Arms, right of jieople to keep and to bear, for public defence, . 8 
Arrest, members of house of representatives exempted from, on 
mesne process, while going to, returning from, or attend- 
ing the general assembly, 18 

Arrest, search and seizure, right of, regulated, .... 7 
warrant to contain special designation, ..... 7 
Attorney-general, to be chosen by the people annually in Novem- 
ber, . 21,43 

to hold office for one year from third Wednesday in January 

next thereafter, and until another is chosen and qualified, 43 
election determined by legislature, ... ... 43 

in failure of election by the voters, or in case of decease of 
person elected, vacancy to be filled by joint ballot of legis- 
lature from the two persons having the highest nmnber 
of votes at November election, 43 



52 INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 



Page 



Attorney-general, vacancy occurring during session of the legislat- 
ure, filled by joint ballot of legislature from the jjeople 
at large, . 43 

vacancy occurring during recess of legislature, filled by gov- 
ernor by appointment, with consent of council, . . 43 

not eligible, imless an inhabitant of the state for five years 

next i^receding election or ai^ijointment, .... 43 

office to be deemed vacant if person elected or appointed fails 

to be qualified within ten days, 43 

Attorneys, district, elected by the people of the several districts, . 44 
Auditor, to be chosen by the people annually in November, . . 43 

to hold office for one year from third Wednesday in January 

next thereafter, and until another is chosen and qualified, 43 

election detenuined by legislatiu-e, 43 

vacancy filled in same manner as in office of attorney-general, 43 

not eligible, unless an inhabitant of the state for five years 

next preceding election, 43 

office to be deemed vacant if person elected or appointed fails 

to be qualified within ten days, 43 



B. 

Bail or sureties, excessive, not to be required, .... 9 

Bills, money, to originate in the house of representatives, . . 17 
Bills and resolves, to be laid before governor for revisal, . . 10 
to have force of law if signed by governor, .... 10 
if objected to by governor in writing, to be returned to 
branch in which originated, and may be passed by two- 
thirds of each branch present and voting thereon by yeas 

and nays, 10 

if not returned by governor within five days after presenta- 
tion, to have force of law, unless the legislature adjourns 

before that time expires, 11,34 

Boards, public, to make quarterly reports to the governor, . . 22 

Body 2)olitic, formation and nature of, 3 

title of : The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, ... 10 
Bribery or corruption used in procuring an appointment or elec- 
tion, to disqualify from holding any office of trust, etc., . 32 

c. 

Census of ratable polls, 38 

of inhabitants, 40, 44, 45 

of inhabitants and legal voters taken in the year 1865, and 

every tenth year thereafter, 44, 46 

enumeration of voters to determine the apportionment of 

representatives, 44 



INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 53 

Page 
Cities, may be chartered by the general court, if containing twelve 
thousand inliabitants and consented to by a majority 

thereof, 34 

Civil officers, meeting for election to be held annually on the Tues- 
day next after the first Monday in November, ... 41 
w^hose election is provided for by the constitution to be 

elected by a plurality of votes, ...... 41 

Clerks of courts, elected by the people of the several counties, . 44 
Clerks of towns, to make records and returns of elections, . . 13 
Colonial laws, not repugnant to the constitution, continued in 

force, . .......... 32 

Commander-in-chief, governor to be, 20 

Commerce, agriculture and the arts, to be encouraged, ... 29 
Commissary-general, appointed and commissioned as fixed by law, 25, 35 
Commission officers, tenure of office to be expressed in commissions, 26 
Commissioners of insolvency, elected by the people of the several 

counties ; annulled, . 44, 49 

Commissions, to be in tlie name of the commonwealth, signed by 
governor, attested by the secretary, and have the great 

seal affixed, 32 

Congress, delegates to, 27 

members of, may not hold certain state offices, ... 36 
Constitution, amendment to, proposed in the general court, agreed 
to by a majority of senators and two-thirds of the house 
present and voting thereon by yeas and nays ; entered 
upon the journals of both houses, and referred to the next 
general court; if the next general court agrees to the 
proposition in the same manner and to the same effect, it 
shall be submitted to the jaeople, and, if approved by them 
by a majority vote, becomes a part of the constitution, . 36, 37 
Constitution, provisions for revising, ...... 33,36 

to be enrolled on parchment, deposited in secretary's office, 

and printed in all editions of the laws, .... 34 

Coroners, . 21 

Corruption or bribery used in procuring any appointment or elec- 
tion, to disqualiiy from holding any office of trust, etc., . 32 
Council, five members to constitute a quorum, .... 24 
eight councillors to be elected annually, ..... 24, 42 
election to be determined by rule required in that of gov- 
ernor, 42 

to take oath of office before the president of the senate in 

presence of both houses of assembly, .... 29 

to rank next after the lieutenant-governor, .... 25 

resolutions and advice to be recorded in a register, and signed 

by the members present, ....... 25 

register of council may be called for by either house, . . 25 
to exercise the power of governor when office of governor 

and lieutenant-governor is vacant, 25 



54 INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 

Page 

Council, no property qualification required, 41 

eight districts to be formed, eacti composed of five contiguous 

senatorial districts, ........ 42 

eligible to election if an inhabitant of state for five years pre- 
ceding election, ......... 42 

term of office, 37 

vacancy to be filled by election of a resident of the district by 
concurrent vote of the senate and house ; if legislature is 
not in session, to be tilled by governor with advice of 
council, .......... 47 

Court, sviperior, judges not to hold certain other offices, . . 36 
Court, supreme judicial, judges to have honorable salaries fixed 
by standing laws, and to hold office during good be- 
havior, 9,23 

judges not to hold certain other offices, 36 

to give opinions upon important questions of law, etc., when 
required by either branch of the legislature or by the 
governor and council, ....... 26 

Courts, clerks of, elected by the people of the several counties, . 44 

Courts, probate, provisions for holding, 26 

registers elected by the people of the several counties, . . 44 
Courts and judicatories may be established by the general court, . 11 

may administer oaths or affirmations, 11 

Crimes and offences, ijrosecutions for, regulated, .... 7 

Crimes to be proved in the vicinity of where they happen, . . 7 

D. 

Debate, freedom of, in the legislature, 8 

Declaration of the rights of the inhabitants, ..... 4 
Declaration and oaths of officers ; tests abolished, . . .29, 35, 36 

Delegates to congress, 27 

Departments, legislative, executive and judicial, to be kept separate, 9 

District attorneys, elected l)y the people of the several disti'icts, . 44 
Districts, councillor, eight, each to be composed of five contiguous 

senatorial districts, ........ 42 

Districts, senatorial, forty, to be of adjacent territory, and to con- 
tain as near as may be an equal number of voters, . . 46 
Districts, representative, to be established by commissioners in the 

several counties, 39,45 

Divorce, alimony, etc., 27 

E. 

Educational interests to be cherished, ...... 29 

Elections ought to be free, 6 

Elections, by the people, of civil officers provided for by the consti- 
tution, to be by i^lurality of votes, 41 



INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 55 

Pago 
Election of civil officers, meeting to be held annually on the first 

Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, . . 41 
in case of failvire to elect representative, meeting to be held 

on fourth Monday in November, ..... 41, 42 

Election returns, 13, 42 

Enacting style of laws, established, ....... 33 

Equality and natural rights of all men, 4 

Estates, valuation to be taken anew once at least every ten years, 12 
Executive department, notto exercise legislative or judicial powers, 9 

£a:^:»osi/ac<o laws, declared unjust and oppressive, ... 9 

F. 

Felony and treason, no subject to be declared guilty of, by the legis- 
lature, 9 

Fines, excessive, not to be imposed, 9 

Frame of government, 10 

Freedom of speech and debate in the legislature, .... 8 

Freehold, possession of, not required as qualification for seat in the 

general court or council, . . . . ... 41 

possession of, by governor, provision requiring, annulled, . 48 
Fundamental principles of the constitution, a frequent recurrence 

to, recommended, 8 

G. 

General court, to assemble frequently for redress of grievances, and 

for making laws, 8 

freedom of speech and debate in, 8 

not to declare any subject to be guilty of treason or felony, . 9 

formed by two branches, a senate and house of representa- 
tives, each having a negative on the other, . . . 10 
to assemble every year on the first Wednesday of January, at 
such other times as they shall judge necessary, and when- 
ever called by the governor with the advice of council, 10, 19, 37 
may constitute and erect judicatories and courts, ... 11 
may make wholesome and reasonable laws and ordinances not 

repugnant to the constitution, 11 

may provide for the election or appointment of ofticers, and 

prescribe their duties, 11 

may imjjose taxes, etc., to be used for the public service, . 12 
to be dissolved on the day next preceding the first Wednes- 
day of January, 20,37 

travelling expenses of members ; provision annulled, . . 16,48 
may be adjourned or prorogued, upon its request, by the gov- 
ernor with advice of council, 19 

session may be directed by governor, with advice of council, 
to be held in other than the usual place in case of au 
infectious distemper prevailing, . . . . . 19, 20 



56 



INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 



Page 
General court, judicial officers may be removed upon address of, . 26 
person convicted of bribery, not to hold seat in, . . . 32 
may increase property qualifications of persons to be elected 

to office, .32 

certain officers not to have seats in, 31 

may be prorogued by governor and council for ninety days, if 

houses disagree, etc., 20 

to elect major-generals by concurrent vote, .... 21 

empowered to charter cities, • . 34 

to determine election of governor, lieutenant-governor and 

councillors, 41,42 

to prescribe by law for election of sheriffs, registers of pro- 
bate and commissioners of insolvency by the peojsle of 
the counties, and district attorneys by the i^eople of the 

distric-ts, 44 

quorum, to consist of a majority of members, .... 48 

Goverument, objects of, . . 3,5,6 

Goverument by the people, as a free, sovereign and independent 

state, . 5 

Governor, the supreme executive magistrate, styled, — The Gov- 
ernor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ; with the 
title of, — His Excellency ; elected annually, ... 18 

qualifications, . . , 18,36,48 

term of office, 37 

should have an honorable stated salary, 23 

the commander-in-chief, of the army and navy, but may not 

olslige them to go out of the limits of the state, . . 20, 21 
to appoint the adjutant-general, ...... 22 

may call together the councillors at any time, .... 19 

not to hold certain other offices, 31 

to take oaths of office before president of the senate in pres- 
ence of the two houses of assemlily, 31 

to sign all commissions, 32 

election determined by the legislature, 42, 43 

veto power, 10 

vacancy in office of, powers to be exercised by the lieutenant- 
governor, .......... 24 

vacancy in office of governor and lieutenant-governor, powers 

to be exercised by the council, ...... 25 

with advice of council, may adjourn or prorogue the legislat- 
ure upon request, and convene the same, ... 19 
may adjourn or prorogue the legislature for not exceeding 
ninety days when houses disagree, or may direct session 
to be held in other than the usual place in case of an in- 
fectious distemper prevailing, 19 

to appoint all judicial officers, notaries public and coroners; 
nominations to be made at least seven days before ap- 
pointment, 21, 35 



INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 57 

Page 
Governor, to appoint officers of the continental army, ... 22 
may pardon oft'ences, but not before conviction, ... 21 
may fill vacancy in council occurring when legislature is not 

in session, . 47 

with consent of council, may remove judicial officers, upon 

the address of both houses of the legislature, ... 26 
Governor and council, to examine election returns, . . .14, 42 
may punish jjersons guilty of disrespect, etc., by imprison- 
ment not exceeding thirty days, 17, 18 

quorum to consist of governor and at least five members of 

the council, 19 

may require the attendance of the secretary of the common- 
wealth in person or by deputy, 26 



H. 

Habeas corpias, privilege of writ to be enjoyed in the most ample 
manner, and not to be susj^ended by legislature except 

upon most urgent occasions, 32 

Harvard College, powers and privileges, gifts, grants and convey- 
ances confirmed, 27, 28 

board of overseers established, but the government of the 

college may be altered by legislature, .... 28 

officers may be elected members of the general court, . . 47 
Hereditary offices and privileges, absurd and unnatural, . .5,6 
House of representatives, members may be instructed by the people, 8 

a representation of the people annually elected and founded 

upon the principle of equality, ...... 16 

may impose fines upon towns not choosing members, ... 16 
expense of travel once every session each way, to be paid by 

the government ; jirovision annulled, . . . . 16, 48 

to enter objections made by governor to a bill or resolve at 

large upon records, . . 10 

qualifications of members, ...... 17,41,45 

must be an inhabitant of district for one year preceding elec- 
tion, and shall cease to be a member when ceasing to be 

an inhabitant of the state, . 45 

members not to be arrested on mesne process during going 

to, return from, or attending the general assembly, . . 18 
the grand inquest of the commonwealth, ..... 17 

to originate all money bills, but the senate may propose or 

conevir with amendments, ....... 17 

not to adjourn more than two days at a time, .... 17 

quorum of, 17,45,48 

to choose officers, establish its rules, etc., 17 

may punish by imprisonment, not exceeding thirty days, per- 
sons guilty of disrespect, etc. ; trial may be by committee, 17, 18 



58 INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 

Page 
House of representatives, privileges of members, .... 18 

may require tlie attendance of secretary of the commonwealth 

in person or by deputy, . 26 

may require the opinions of the justices of the supreme judi- 
cial court upon important questions of law, and upon 
solemn occasions, 26 

meeting for election to be held on the Tuesday next after the 

first Monday of November, 41 

in case of failure to elect, meeting to be held on the fourth 

Monday of November, 41, 42 

to consist of two hundred and forty members, apportioned to 
the several counties equally, according to relative num- 
ber of legal voters, 44 

commissioners to divide counties into representative districts 
of contiguous territory, but no town or ward of a city to 
be divided, 45 

no district entitled to elect more than three representatives, . 45 

board authorized to divide county into districts, to be certi- 
fied to by the secretary, the number of representatives to 
which the county is entitled, 46 

I. 

Impeachments, by the house of representatives, to be tried by the 
senate ; limitation of sentence ; party convicted liable to 

indictment, . . . 15, 16 

Incompatible offices, ......... 31, 36 

" Inliabitant," the word defined, 13 

Inhabitants, census to be taken in 1865, and every tenth year there- 

•after, 38,40,44,45 

Insolvency, commissioners of, elected by the people of the several 

counties ; annulled, 44, 49 

Instruction of representatives, 8 

J. 

Judges of courts may not hold certain other ofiices, . . . 31,36 
Judges of the supreme judicial court, to hold office during good 
behavior, and to have honorable salaries established by 

standing laws, 9,23,26 

to give opinions upon important questions of law, etc., when 
required by the governor and council, or either branch of 

legislatm'e, 26 

not to hold certain other offices, 31 

Judicatories and courts, may be established by the general court, . 11 

may administer oaths or affirmations, 11 

Judicial department, not to exercise legislative or executive powers, 9 



INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 59 

Page 
Judicial officers, appointed by the governor with consent of coun- 
cil ; nominations to be made seven days prior to appoint- 
ment, 21 

to hold office during good behavior, except when otherwise 

provided by the constitution, 26 

may be removed from office by the governor, ujion the address 

of both houses of the legislature, 26 

Jury, trial by, right secured, 7 

Justices of the peace, commissions to expire in seven years from 

date of appointment, but may be renewed, ... 26 

L. 

Law-martial, only those employed in the army and navy, and the 
militia in actual service, subject to, excejJt by authority 

of the legislature, 9 

Laws, every person to have remedy in, for injury to person or 

property, 6 

power of suspension or execution of, only in the legislature, . 8 

ex j^ost facto, prohibited as unjust and inconsistent with free 

government, 9 

of province, colony and state, not repugnant to the constitu- 
tion, continued in force, 32 

Legislative power, 9 

Legislative department, not to exercise executive or judicial powers, 9 

Legislature (see General Court). 

Liberty of the press, essential to the security of freedom, . . 8 
Lieutenant-governor, to be annually elected in November, — title 
of, His Honor ; who shall be qualified same as gov- 
ernor, 23,37,41,48 

in the absence of governor, to be president of the council, . 24 
to be acting governor when the chair of the governor is 

vacant, .24 

to take oath of office before president of the senate in pres- 
ence of both houses, 31 

not to hold certain other offices, 31 

term of office, 37 

Literature and the sciences to be encouraged, .... 29 

M. 

Magistrates and officers, accountable to the people, ... 5 

Magistrates and courts, not to demand excessive bail, impose ex- 
cessive fines, or inflict crviel punishments, ... 9 

Major-generals, elected by senate and house of representatives by 

concurrent vote, 21 

may appoint their aids, 22 

Marriage, divorce and alimony, 27 



60 



INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 



Martial law, only those emploj-eil in the army and navy, and the 
militia in actual service, subject to, except by authority 

of legislature, . 

Military power, subordinate to civil av^thority, 
Militia, not to be obliged by commander-in-chief to march out of 
the limits of the state, ...... 

captains and subalterns, elected by the train-bands, 

all members of companies may vote, including minors, . 

field officers, elected by captains and subalterns, 

brigadiers, elected by field officers, 

major-generals, elected by senate and house of representatives 

by concurrent vote, 

mode of election of officers to be fixed by standing laws, 

if electors refuse to elect, governor with advice of council 

may appoint officers, . 

officers commissioned to command may be removed as may 

be prescribed by law, 

appointment of staff officers, ...... 

organization ; divisions, brigades, regiments and companies. 
Money, issued from treasury by warrant of governor, etc., . 

mentioned in the constitu,tion, to be computed in silver at six 
.shillings and eight pence per ounce, .... 

Money bills, to originate in house of representatives. 

Moneys, raised or appropriated for public or common schools, not 

to be applied for suj^port of sectarian schools, . 
Moral obligations of lawgivers and magistrates, . 
Moral qualifications for office, 



Page 



21 
21, 35 
35 
21 
21 

21 
21 

22 

22,35 
22 
22 
22 

32 
17 

43 
8 
8 



Notaries public, to be appointed by governor with advice of council, 25, 35 
may l)e removed by governor with advice of council, upon 

address of both houses, 35 



o. 

Oaths and affirmations, maybe administered by courts and judica- 
tories, .... 11 

how and by whom taken and subscribed, . . 29, 30, 31, 35 

forms of, 29,30,35 

Quakers may affirm, 30, 36 

to be taken by all civil and military officers, .... 35 

Objects of government, . 3, 6 

Offences and crimes, prosecutions for, regulated, .... 7 

Office of trust, person convicted of bribery, etc., not to hold, . . 32 

Office, rotation in, right secured, 6 

all persons having the prescribed qualifications equally eli- 
gible to, 6 



INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 61 

Page 
OflSce, no person eligible to, unless they can read and write, . 44 
Officers, civil, legislature may provide for the naming and settling 

of, 11 

Officers, commission, tenure of office to be expressed in commis- 
sions, 26 

Officers, judicial, to hold office during good behavior, except, etc., 26 
may be removed by governor, with consent of council, upon 

the address of both houses of the legislature, ... 26 

Officers of former government, continued, 33 

Officers of the militia, election and appointment of, ... 21 

removal of, 22, 35 

Officers and magistrates, accountable to the people, ... 5 

Offices, plurality of, prohibited to governor, lieutenant-governor 

and judges, 31, 36 

incompatible, 31,32,36 

Organization of the militia, 22 



P. 

Pardon of oifences, governor with advice of council may grant, but 

not before conviction, . . 21 

People, to have the sole right to govern themselves as a free, sover- 
eign and indei^endent state, 6 

have a right to keep and to bear arms for the public defence, 8 
have a right to assemble to consult \ipon the common good, to 

instruct their representatives, and to petition legislature, 8 

Person and property, remedy for injuries to, should be in the laws, 6 

Petition, right of, 8 

Plantations, unincorporated, tax-paying inhabitants ma}" vote for 

councillors and senators, 14 

Plurality of offices, 31 

of votes, election of civil officers by, 41 

Political year, begins on the first Wednesday of January, . . 37 

Polls, rataljle, census of, 38 

Preaml )le to constitution, 3 

Press, lilierty of, essential to the security of freedom, ... 8 
Private property taken for public uses, compensation to be made 

for, 6 

Probate courts, provisions for holding, 26 

registers, elected by the people of the several counties, . . 21,44 

judges may not hold certain other offices, .... 36 

Property qualification, may be increased l)y the legislature, . . 32 

partially abolished, 41 

of governor, annulled, 48 

Prosecutions for crimes and offences regulated, .... 7 
Provincial laws, not repugnant to the constitution, continued in 

force, 32 



62 INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 



Public boards and certain officers to make quarterly reports to the 

governor, 22 

Public officers, right of peoj^le to secure rotation, .... 6 
all persons having the prescribed qualifications equally eli- 
gible, 6 

Public notary (see Notary public). 

Public religious worship, right and duty of, 4 

Punishments, cruel and unusual, not to be inflicted, ... 9 



Q- 

Quakers, may make affirmation, 30, 36 

Qualification of persons to be elected to office may be increased by 

the legislature, 32 

Qualification, proj^erty, of governor, abolished, .... 48 

Qualification, property, partially abolished, 41 

Qualifications, of a voter, 13, 17, 34, 44, 46, 47, 48 

of governor, 18, 43, 48 

of lieutenant-governor, 23,43,48 

of councillors, 41,43 

of senators, , 15, 40, 46 

of representatives, ........ 16, 41, 45 

of secretary, treasurer, auditor, and attorney-general, . . 43 
Qualifications, moral, of officers and magistrates, .... 8 

Quartermasters, appointed by commanding officers of regiments, . 22 

Quorum, of council, 19, 24, 42 

of senate, 16, 46, 48 

of house of representatives, 17,45,48 

R. 

Ratable polls, census of, 38 

Reading and writing, knowledge of, necessary qualifications for 

voting or holding office, ....... 44 

Records of the commonwealth to be kept in the office of the secre- 
tary, 26 

Register of the council, resolutions and advice to be recorded in, 

and signed by members present, 25 

Registers of probate, chosen by the people of the several counties, 21, 44 

Religious denominations, equal protection secured to all, . . 5, 38 
Religious sect or denomination, no subordination of one to another 

to be established by law, 5, 38 

Religious societies, may elect their own pastors or religious teachers, 5, 38 

membership of, defined, 38 

Religious worship, puljlic, right and duty of, and protection therein, 4 
support of the ministry, and erection and rejjair of houses of 

worship, 4, 5, 38 



INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 63 

Page 
Remedies by recourse to the law, to be free, complete and prompt, 6 

Representatives (see House of representatives). 
Resolves (see Bills and resolves). 

Returns of votes, 13,19,42,43 

Revision of constitution i^rovided for in the year 1795, ... 33 
Rights, declaration of, 4 



s. 

Sailors and soldiers, who have served, etc., during time of war, not 
disqualified from voting on account of non-jiayment of 

poll tax, 48 

Salary, a stated and honorable salary to be established for the 

governor, 23 

permanent and honorable salaries to be established for the 
justices of the supreme judicial court, and to be enlarged 

if not sufficient, 9,23 

School moneys, not to be apjiropriated for sectarian schools, . 44 

Seal, great, of the commonwealth to be affixed to all commissions, 32 
Search, seizure and arrest, right of, regulated, .... 7 

Secretary of the commonwealth, to be chosen by the people annually 

in Xovember, 25, 43 

to hold office for one year from third Wednesday in January 

next thereafter, and until another is chosen and qualified, 43 

manner of election, etc., same as governor, .... 43 

in failure of election by voters, or in case of decease of person 
elected, vacancy to be filled by joint ballot of legislature, 
from the two persons having the highest number of votes 
at November election, 43 

vacancy occuri'ing during session of the legislature, filled by 

joint liallot of the legislature from the people at large, . 43 

vacancy occurring when legislature is not in session, to be 
filled by governor, by appointment, with advice and con- 
sent of council, 35,43 

not eligible, unless an inhabitant of the state for five years 

next preceding election or appointment, .... 43 

office to be deemed vacant if person elected or appointed fails 

to be qualified within ten days, 43 

records of commonwealth to be kept in office of, . . . 26 

may appoint deputies, for whose conduct he shall be account- 

al)le, 26 

to attend governor and council, senate and house, in person or 

by deputies, as they shall require, 26 

to attest all commissions, 32 

to certify to board authorized to divide county into districts, 
the number of representatives to which the county is 
entitled, 45 



64 INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 

Page 

Sectarian schools, not to be maintained at public expense, . . 44 
Selectmen, to J) reside at town meetings, elections, etc., ... 13 

Self-government, right of, asserted, 5 

Senate, the first branch of the legislature, ..... 10,13 

to consist of forty members, apportionment, etc., . . 12, 39, 46 
to be chosen annually, ... ... 13 

governor and at least five councillors, to examine and count 

votes, and issue summonses to members, .... 14 

to be final judges of elections, returns and qualifications of 

their own members, ........ 14 

vacancy to be filled by election, l)y people of the district, upon 

order of majority of senators elected, . . . . 15, 46 

qualifications of a senator, 15, 41 

not to adjourn more than two days at a time, .... 15 

to choose its officers and establish rules, 15 

shall try all impeachments, 15, 17 

quorum of, 16,46,48 

may punish for certain off'ences ; trial may be by committee, . 18 
may require the attendance of the secretary of the common- 
wealth in person or by deputy, 26 

may require the opinions of the justices of the sujjrerae 
judicial court ui:)on important questions of law, and upon 

solemn occasions, . 26 

to enter objections, made by governor to passage of a bill or 

I'esolve, at large on records, ...... 10 

districts, forty in number, to be of adjacent territory, and to 

contain, as near as may be, an equal number of voters, . 46 
apportionment based upon legal voters, .... 46 

Sheriffs, elected by the people of the several counties, . . .21,44 
Silver, value of money mentioned in the constitution to be computed 

in silver at six shillings and eight pence per ounce, . 32 

Soldier, not to be quartered in any house, in time of 2)eace, without 

consent of owner, 9 

Soldiers and sailors, who have served in time of war, etc., not dis- 
qualified from voting on account of non-payment of poll 

tax, 48 

Solicitor-general, 21 

Standing armies, dangerovis to liberty and not to be maintained 

without consent of the legislature, ..... 8 
State or body jiolitic, entitled, — The Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts, 10 

Supreme judicial court, judges to have lionorable salaries fixed by 

standing laws, and to hold office during good behavior, . 9, 23 
to give opinions upon important questions of law, etc., when 
required by either branch of the legislature or by the gov- 
ernor and council, 26 

not to hold certain other offices, .31,36 

Sureties of bail, excessive, not to be required, .... 9 



INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 65 

T. 

Page 

Taxation should be founded on consent, 6,8 

Taxes, not to be levied without the consent of the people or their 

reijresentatives, 8 

may be imposed by the legislature, ...... 12 

valuation of estates, to be taken anew once at least every ten 

years, 12 

Tenure that all commission officers shall by law have in their 

olHces, shall be expressed in their commissions, . . 26 

Tests abolished, 36 

Title of body politic, — The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, . 10 

Title of governor to be,— His Excellency, 18 

Title of lieutenant-governor to be, — His Honor, .... 23 
Town clerk, to make record and return of elections, ... 13 

Town meetings, selectmen to preside at, 13 

ToAvn representation in the legislature, 16, 39, 40 

Towns, voting precincts in, 47 

Travelling expenses of members, to general assembly and re- 
turning home, once in every session, to be paid by the 

government, . 16 

Treason and felony, no subject to be declared guilty of, by the 

legislature, 9 

Treasurer and receiver-general, to be chosen by the people an- 
nually in November, 25, 26, 43 

to hold office for one year from third Wednesday in January 

next thereafter, and until another is chosen and qualified, 43 
manner of election, etc., same as governor, .... 43 

not eligible, unless an inhabitant of the state for five years 

next preceding election or appointment, .... 43 

no man eligible more than five years successively, . . .25, 26 
in failure of election by voters, or in case of decease of person 
elected, vacancy to be tilled by joint ballot of legislature 
from the two persons having the highest number of votes 
at November election, ....... 43 

vacancy occurring during session of the legislature, filled by 

joint ballot of the legislature from the people at large, . 43 
vacancy occurring when legislature is not in session, to be 
filled by governor, by appointment, with advice and con- 
sent of the council, 35,43 

office to be deemed vacant if person elected or appointed fails 

to be qualified within ten days, 43 

Treasury, no moneys to be issued from, but vipon the warrant of 

governor, except, etc., 22 

Trial by jury, right to, secured, 7 

guaranteed in criminal cases, except in army and navy, . 7 



66 INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 

u. 

Page 
University at Cambridge, 27, 28, 47 



Y. 

Vacancy in office of governor, powers to be exercised by lieutenant- 
governor, .......... 24 

Vacancy in offices of governor and lieutenant-governor, jjowers 

to be exercised by the council, ...... 25 

Vacancy in the council, to be filled by the election of a resident of 
the district by concurrent vote of the senate and house ; 
if legislature is not in session, to be filled by governor 
with advice of the council, 42, 47 

Vacancy in the senate, to be filled by election by the people upon 

the order of a majority of senators elected, . . . 15,46 

Vacancy in office of secretary, treasurer, auditor and attorney- 
general, caused by decease of person elected, or failure 
to elect, filled by joint ballot of legislature from the two 
persons having highest number of votes at November 

election, 43 

occurring during session of legislature, filled by joint ballot 

of legislature from people at large, 43 

occurring Avhen legislature is not in session, to be filled by 

governor, by appointment, with advice of council, . . 35, 43 

Vacancy in militia office, filled by governor and council, if electors 

neglect or refuse to make election, ..... 21, 22 

Valuation of estates, to be taken anew once in every ten years at 

least, 12 

Veto power of the governor, 10 

Voters, qualifications of, at elections for governor, lieutenant-gov- 
ernor, senators and representatives, . 13, 17, 34, 44, 4C, 47, 48 
not disqualified on account of non-payment of poll tax if they 

have served in the army or navy in time of war, etc., . 48 
male citizens, twenty-one years of age, who have resided in 
the state one year, and within the town or district six 
months, who have paid a state or county tax within two 
years next preceding the election of state officers, and 
such as are exempted by law from taxation, but in other 
respects qualified, and who can winte their names and 
read the constitution in the English language, . 17, 34, 44 

the basis upon Avhich the apportionment of representatives 

to the several counties is made, ..... 44 

basis of apportionment of senators, ...... 46 

census of, to be taken in 1865, and every tenth year after, . 44, 46 

Votes, returns of, 13, 19, 42, 43 

plurality of, to elect civil oflicers, ...... 41 

Voting precincts in towns, ........ 47 



INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 67 



Page 
Worship, public, the right and duty of all men, .... 4 
Writ of habeas corjjus, to be enjoyed in the most free, easy, cheap 
and expeditious luanner, and not to be suspended by 
legislature, except for a limited time, .... 32 
Writing and reading, necessary qualifications for voting, or hold- 
ing ollice, 44 

Writs, to be issued in the name of the commonwealth under the 
seal of the court, bear test of the first justice, and be 
signed by the clerk, 32 



Y. 

Year, political, begins on the first Wednesday of January, . . 37 



ACTS AND KESOLVE8 



MASSACHUSETTS. 



1907. 



I^° The General Coiu't of the year nineteen hundred and seven assembled 
on Wednesday, the second day of January. The oaths of office Avere taken 
and subscribed by His Excelleiley Curtis Guild, Jr., and His Honor Eben 
S. Draper, on Thursday, the thii-d day of January, in the presence of the 
two Houses assembled in convention. 



ACTS. 



tions. 



An Act making appropriations for the compensation (JJiap. 

OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL COURT, FOR THE C0:M- 
PENSATION OF THE OFFICERS THEREOF, AND FOR EXPENSES 
IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. 

Be It enacted hij the Senate and House of Eepresentatives in 
General Court assembled, and hy the authoritij of the same, 
as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are ap]5ro- Appropna- 
priated, to be paid ont of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of I^ovember, 
nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For the compensation of senators, thirty thousand seven senators, com- 
hundred and fifty dollars. 

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

For the comioensation of representatives, one hundred ^vercompen- 
eighty thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars. sation. 

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

For the salaries of the clerks of the senate and house of houte^cierifs 
representatives, six thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of the assistant clerks of the senate and ^ierks.^°*^ 
house of representatives, four thousand dollars. 

For such additional clerical assistance to the clerk of the Clerical assist- 

. 1 J" J.^ 1j.ix'1 ance to clerk of 

senate as may be necessary lor the proper despatch oi pub- senate. 
lie business, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 

For such additional clerical assistance to the clerk of the clerical assist- 

1 n ... 1 c , 1 ance to clerk of 

tiouse 01 representatives as may be necessary lor the proper house, 
despatch of public business, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five hundred dollars. 

For the compensation of the chaplains of the senate and Chapia"»s- 
house of representatives, six hundred dollars. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 1. 



Sergeant-at- 
ariiis. 

First clerk. 

Cashier. 

Expenses. 



Doorkeepers, 
etc. 



Assistant door- 
keepers, etc. 



Printing and 
binding. 



Manual. 



Senate 
stationery. 



House 
stationery. 



Sergeant-at- 
arms, station- 
ery, etc. 



Contingent 
expen.ses. 



Expenses of 
committees. 



Advertising 
hearings. 



Witness fees, 
etc. 



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

For the salary of the first clerk in the office of the 
sergeaiit-at-arins, twenty-two hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the cashier of the sergeaut-at-arms, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses of the sergeant- 
at-arms, and exjjense of mailing legislative bulletins, a sum 
not exceeding four hundred and fifty dollars. 

For the salaries of the doorkeepers of the senate and 
house of representatives, and the postmaster, forty-two hun- 
dred dollars. 

For the compensation of assistant doorkeepers, messen- 
gers and pages to the senate and house of representatives, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-nine thousand dollars. 

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

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

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

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

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

For contingent expenses of the senate and house of rep- 
resentatives, and necessary exjDenses in and about the state 
house, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars. 

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

For expenses of advertising hearings of the committees 
of the present general court, to include ex]x?nses of prepar- 
ing and mailing the advertisements to the various news- 
papers, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

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



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 2, 3. 5 

For expenses in connection with the pnblication of the Publication of 
bulletin of committee hearings, a sum not exceeding forty- 
five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved January 9, 1907. 

An Act making appropriations for compensation of (JJkijj^ 2 
certain recess committees. ^ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the compensation of certain 
special committees appointed by the general court of the 
year nineteen himdred and six, to sit during the recess, to 
wit : — 

For the compensation of the joint special committee on Committee on 
insurance, the sum of twenty-eight hundred and fifty dol- 
lars. 

For the compensation of the joint special committee on Committee on 
taxation, the sum of twenty-eight hundred and fifty dollars. 

For the compensation of the joint s]3ecial committee on Committee on 
Lord's day laws, the sum of sixteen hundred and fifty dol- laws.^ ^^ 
lars. 

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

Approved January 15, 1907. 

An Act making an appropriation for the massachu- (Ji^njy 3 

SETTS school FUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1, The sum of nineteen thousand eight hun- Massachusetts 
dred eighty-nine dollars and thii-ty-four cents is hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the Massachu- 
setts School Fund, in accordance with the provisions of 
section two of chapter forty-one of the Revised Laws. 

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

Approved January 21, 1907. 



6 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 4, 5, 6. 



Cha/p. 4 An Act makixg an appropriation for the Massachu- 
setts INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of twenty-nine thousand dollars 
is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of 
the Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to the Mas- 
sachusetts Institute of Technology. 

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

Approved January 21, 1907. 



Massachusetts 
Institute of 
Technology. 



Chap. 5 An Act making an appropriation for the dredging of 

DORCHESTER BAY. 



Dredging Dor- 
chester bay. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of five thousand dollars is hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the purpose of 
dredging Dorchester bay, between Savin Hill and Com- 
mercial Point west of the present channel, as authorized 
by chapter four hundred and fifty-four of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and six, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

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

Approved January 21, 1907. 



Chap. 6 An Act making an appropriation for improving the 

HARBOR AT MENAMSHA INLET IN THE TOWNS OF CHILMARK 
AND GAY HEAD. 



Improving the 
harbor of 
Menamsha 
Inlet. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the purpose of 
deepening and enlarging the channel and anchorage basin 
at Menamsha Inlet in the towns of Chilmark and Gay 
Head, as authorized by chapter ninety of the resolves of 
the year nineteen hundred and six, the same to be in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore appropriated for this pur- 
pose. 

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

Approved January 21, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 7, 8, 9. 



An Act making an appropriation for the Worcester (JJku) J 

POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The simi of ten thousand dollars is hereby Worcester 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Com- institute, 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, to the Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute, as provided by chapter one hundred 
and nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and five. 

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

Approved January 21, 1907. 

An Act making an appropriation for the construction (JJidry 8 

OF A HARBOR FOR BOATS AND YACHTS AT DEACON's POND ^' 

IN THE TOWN OP FALMOUTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby Construction 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Com- oeacon^'s pond 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the construction '" amouti. 
of a harbor for boats and yachts at Deacon's pond in the 
town of Falmouth, as authorized by chapter four hundred 
and sixty-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
six, the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for this purpose. 

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

Approved January 21, 1907. 

An Act making an appropriation for the construction (JJku) 9 

OF A stone breakwater OFF THE TOWN OF REVERE. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby construction 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Com- water'^^ti'tiie 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the construction R^ere! 
of a stone breakwater off the town of Revere, as authorized 
by chapter ninety-nine of the resolves of the year nineteen 
hundred and six, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

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

Approved January 21, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. 



Chaps. 10, 11, 12. 



Jamestown 
exposition. 



Chap. 10 An Act making an appropriation for expenses in con- 
nection WITH THE JAMESTOWN TER-CENTENNIAL EXPO- 
SITION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The sum of twenty thousand dollars is 
hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the 
Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to provide a 
suitable representation of the resources, products and prog- 
ress of the Commonwealth, as authorized by chapter sixty- 
five of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and six, 
at the Jamestown ter-centennial exposition to be held in 
the state of Virginia in the year nineteen hundred and 
seven, the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for this pur|30se. 

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

Approved January 21, 1907. 



Chap. 11 An Act making an appropriation for the greylock 

state reservation. 



Greylock state 
reservation. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the purix)se of 
acquiring such lands adjoining the present Greylock state 
reservation as the Greylock reservation commission may 
deem necessary or advisable, as authorized by chapter four 
hundred and forty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and six, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

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

Approved January 21, 1907. 



Chap. 12 An Act making an appropriation for enlarging the 

mount TOM state RESERVATION. 



Mount Tom 
state reserva- 
tion. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sum of five thousand dollars is hereby 
appropriated, to be ]^aid out of the treasury of the Com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the purjxise of 
acquiring such lands adjoining the present Mount Tom 
state reservation as the Mount Tom state reservation com- 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 13, 14, 15. 9 

mission may deem necessary or advisable, as authorized 
by chapter five hundred and fourteen of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and six, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore a]ipropriated for this purpose. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 21, 1907. 

An Act making an appropriation for the massachu- n/fr/jy iq 

SETTS state firemen's ASSOCIATION. ' ^ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Skction 1. The sum of fifteen thousand dollars is Massachusetts 
hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the nidi's asso- 
Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the Massa- '"'^*''°"- 
chusetts State Firemen's Association, as provided by chap- 
ter one hundred and seventy-one of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and six. 

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

Approved Jannary 21 , 1907. 

An Act making an appropriation for the payment of ni^Q^ 1J_ 

PREMIUMS ON SECURITIES PURCHASED FOR THE MASSACHU- ^ * 

SETTS SCHOOL FUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceedina; fifteen thousand dol- Massachusetts 

I • 1 1 • 1 1 • 1 c 1 School tirnd. 

lars IS hereby appropriated, to be paid out oi the treasury 
of the Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the 
payment by the treasurer and receiver general of premiums 
on securities purchased for the Massacliusetts School Fund, 
as provided l\y section three of chapter forty-one of the 
Revised Laws. 

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

Approved January 23, 1907. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- fij.fyjy i r 

PENSES IN THE STATE LIBRARY. -^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth *'°"''" 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 



10 



Acts, 1907. — CuArs. 16, 17. 



State librarian. 



Purchase of 
books. 



Clerical 
assistance. 



Index to 
current events. 



Contingent 
expenses. 



Annual report. 



For the salary of the state librarian, three thousand dol- 
lars. 

For the purchase of books for the state library, eighty- 
five hundred dollars. 

For such clerical assistance in the state library as may 
be necessary, a sum not exceeding iifty-four hundred dol- 
lars. 

For preparing an index to current events and such other 
matters contained in the newspa|5ers of the day as may be 
deemed important by the trustees and librarian, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For contingent expenses in the state library, to be ex- 
pended under the direction of the trustees and librarian, a 
sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For the printing and binding of the annual rejwrt of 
the librarian of the state library, a sum not exceeding 
eight hundred dollars. 

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

Approved January 23, 1907. 



Chap. 16 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Annuities to 
soldiers, etc. 



Pensions. 



Ax Act making appropriatioxs for the payjeext of 

ANNUITIES AND PENSIOXS TO SOLDIERS AXD OTHERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoirs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for annuities and pensions due 
from the Commonwealth to soldiers and others during the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of Xovember, nine- 
teen hundred and seven, to wit: — 

For annuities to soldiers and others, as authorized by 
the general court, the sum of fifty-one hundred and forty- 
six dollars. 

For pensions authorized by the general court, the sum 
of five hundred and twenty dollars. 

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

Approved January 23, 1907. 



Chap. 17 -^^ ^CT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SALARIES AND 
EXPENSES OF THE STATE BOARD OF CONCILIATION AND 
AEBITRATION. 

Be it enacted, etc, as follows: 

^ppj°P"'^- Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 

priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 18. 11 

from the ordinary revenue, for the state board of concilia- 
tion and arbitration, for the fiscal year ending on the thir- 
tieth day of November, nineteen hnndred and seven, to 
wit: — 



For the salaries of the members of the board, seventy- Boani of 



con- 



(2 1 1 1111 ciliation, etc. 

five hnndred dolhirs. 

For the salary of the secretary of the board, fifteen hnn- Secretary. 
dred dollars. 

For travelling, incidental and contingent expenses of the Expenses, 
board, the same to inclnde the printing and binding of the 
annnal report, also the compensation of expert assistants, 
a snm not exceeding eleven thonsand six hnndred dollars. 

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

Approved January 23, 1907. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (Jhri^j 1g 

PENSES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURER AND ^ ' 

RECEIVER GENERAL, 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1. The snms hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid ont of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hnndred and seven, to wit : — 

For the salary of the treasurer and receiver general of Treasurer, 
the Commonwealth, five thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the first clerk in the treasurer's de- First clerk, 
partment, twenty-six hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the second clerk in the treasurer's second clerk, 
department, twenty-one hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the third clerk in the treasurer's de- Third clerk, 
partment, eighteen hundred dollars. 

For tlie salary of the receiving teller in the treasurer's Receiving 
department, eighteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the paying teller in the treasurer's Paj^ng teller. 
department, eighteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant paying teller in the treas- Assistant 
urer's department, one thousand dollars. pajnng e er. 

For the salary of the cashier in the treasurer's depart- Cashier. 
ment, twenty-two hundred dollars. 

For the salarv of the assistant bookkeeper in the treas- Assistant 
urer's department, fifteen hundred dollars. bookkeeper. 

For the salarv of the fund clerk in the treasurer's de- Fund clerk, 
partment, fifteen hnndred dollars. 



12 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 19. 



Warrant clerk. 
Files clerk. 

Stenographer. 
Messenger. 



Clerical 
assistance. 



Contingent 
expenses. 



Legacy tax 
clerk. 



Tax on collat- 
eral legacies, 
etc. 



Deputy sealer 
of weights, etc. 

Travelling 
expenses, etc. 



For the salary of the warrant clerk in the treasurer's 
department, twelve hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the files clerk in the treasurer's de- 
partment, nine hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the stenographer in the treasurer's 
department, nine hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the messenger in the treasurer's de- 
partment, nine hundred dollars. 

For such additional clerical assistance in the treasurer's 
department as may he necessary for the despatch of public 
business, a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent ex])enses in the treasurer's 
department, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the legacy tax clerk in the treasurer's 
department, nineteen hundred dollars. 

For such expenses as the treasurer and receiver general 
may find necessary in carrying out the provisions of the 
act imposing a tax on collateral legacies and successions, a 
sum not exceeding four thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the de])uty sealer of weights, measures 
and balances, fifteen hundred dollars. 

For travelling and other expenses of the deputy sealer 
of weights, measures and balances, a sum not exceeding 
seven hundred dollars ; and for furnishing sets of standard 
weiglits, measures and balances to towns not heretofore pro- 
vided therewith, and to each newly incorporated town; also 
to provide cities and to^^^ls with such parts of said sets as 
may be necessary to make their sets complete, a sum not 
exceeding four hundred dollars. 

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

Approved Januanj 23, 1907. 



Chap. 19 An Act making appuopiuations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE AUDITOR OF THE 
COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary reA'enue, for the ]iurposes specified, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and seven, to wit: — 

For the salary of the auditor, thirty-five hundred dol- 
lars. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Auditor. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 20. 13 



For the salary of the first clerk in the auditor's depart- First derk. 
ment, twenty -tive hinidred dollars. 

For the salary of the second clerk in the auditor's de- Second clerk. 
partment, twenty-two hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the extra clerks in the auditor's Extra clerks, 
department, six thousand dollars. 

For stenographers and such additional clerical assistance stenog- 
as the auditor may find necessary for the ])roper despatch ''^p '^''''' ''**=• 
of public business, a sum not exceeding forty-five hundred 
dollars. 

For the salary of the messenger in the auditor's depart- Messenger, 
ment, nine hundred dollars. 

For the compensation of a state printing expert, a sum state printing 
not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. ^^^""^ ' 

For incidental and contingent expenses in the depart- Expenses, 
ment of the auditor, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred 
dollars. 

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

Approved January 23, 1007. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (JJku) 20 

penses in the executive department of the common- ^' 

WEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

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

For the compensation of the lieutenant governor, two Lieutenant 
thousand dollars; and for that of the executive council, TOuncn?"^ ^"^"^ 
sixty-four hundred dollars. 

For travelling expenses of the executive council, a sum Travelling 
not exceeding one thousand dollars. expenses. 

For the salary of the private secretary of the governor. Private secre- 
twenty-five hundred dollars. ernor.° ^°^ 

For the salary of the executive secretary, twenty-five Executive 

hundred dollars. secre ary. 

For the salary of the executive stenographer, a sum not Executive 
exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance in the executive department, a clerical 

, T ,1 Tin assistance. 

sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 



14 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 21. 



Executive 

messenger. 



Assistant. 



Expenses of 
executive de- 
partment. 

Postage, 
printing, etc. 

Travelling ex- 
penses, etc. 



Postage, 
printing, etc. 

Extraordinary 
expenses. 



Tables and 
indexes to 
statutes. 



Arrest of 
fugitives. 



For the salary of the executive messenger, twelve hun- 
dred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant executive messenger, eight 
hundred dollars. 

For contingent expenses of the executive department, a 
sum not exceeding three thousand dollars. 

For postage, printing and stationery for the executive 
department, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars. 

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

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

For the payment of extraordinary expenses, to he ex- 
pended under the direction of the governor and council, a 
sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

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

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

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

Approved January 23, 1907. 



Chap. 21 An Act making appropriations for sundry sinking 

FUNDS. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Harbor Im- 
provement 
Loan Sinking 
Fund. 

Metropolitan 
Parks Loan 
Sinking Fund, 
Series Two. 

Medfield In- 
sane Asylum 
Loan Sinking 
Fund. 



Prisons and 
Hospitals Loan 
Sinking Fund. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, to make good deficiencies in 
certain sinking funds, being the estimate of the treasurer 
and receiver general, to wit : — 

For the Harbor Improvement Loan Sinking Fund, the 
sum of thirty-eight hundred and seventy-five dollars. 

For the Metropolitan Parks Loan Sinking Fund, Series 
Two (one half), the sum of twenty-nine thousand two hun- 
dred dollars. 

For the Medfield Insane Asyliun Loan Sinking Fund, 
the sum of twenty-eight thousand eight hundred and eighty 
dollars. 

For the Prisons and Hospitals Loan Sinking Fund, the 
sum of sixty-eight thousand and sixteen dollars. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 22. 15 

For the State Highway Loan Sinking Fnnd, the sum of l^^^^^ linl'ing^^ 
eighty-six thousand five hundred and one doHars. Fund. 

"For the State House Loans Sinking Fund, the sum of l^fansSfng 
ninety-two thousand nine hundred and eighty-five dollars, Fund. 

For the INIassachusetts War Loan Sinking Fund, the sum Massachusetts 
of twenty thousand six hundred and ninety-three dollars, sinking Fund. 

For the income of the Technical Education Fund, L^nited Technical Edu- 

. cation txind, 

States Grant, the sum of thirtv-two hundred and eie'hty- United states 
five dollars. 

To provide for the payment of state highway serial ferial hoadT^ 
l)(>nds, due April first, nineteen hundred and seven, twenty 
thousand dollars. 

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

Approved Janunnj 23, 1007. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (JJiap. 22 

PENSES in the judicial DEPARTMENT OF THE COMMON- 
WEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. 

For the salaries and travelling expenses of the chief chief justice 

. . f 1 ^'^'~' associate 

lustice and of the six associate lustices of the supreme justices of 

'.,.., . , 1 1 11 supreme J u- 

juQicial court, sixty thousand dollars. diciai court. 

For the salary of the clerk of the supreme judicial court, cierk. 
three thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance to the clerk of the supreme judi- anceTo clerk" 
cial court, five hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance to the justices of the supreme clerical assist- 
judicial court, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred 
dollars. 

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

For the salary of the reix)rter of decisions of the su- Reporter of de- 
preme judicial court, four thousand dollars ; and for clerk 
hire and incidental expenses of said reporter, a sura not 
exceeding two thousand dollars. 



16 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 22. 



Officers and 
messenger. 



Clerk for Suf- 
folk county. 



Retired 
justices. 



Chief justice 
and associate 
justices of 
superior court. 



Assistant clerk. 



For the salaries of the officers and messenger of the su- 
preme judicial court, twenty-four hundred dollars. 

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

For the salaries of the retired justices of the supreme 
judicial court, eleven thousand two hundred and fifty dol- 
lars. 

SUPEEIOR COURT. 

For the salaries and travelling expenses of the chief 
justice and of the twenty-two associate justices of the su- 
perior court, one hundred and sixty-one thousand five hun- 
dred dollars. 

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



Judge of pro- 
bate and in- 
solvency, 
Barnstable. 
Berkshire. 



Bristol. 

Dukes County. 

Essex. 

Franklin. 

Hampden. 

Hampshire. 

Middlesex. 

Nantucket. 

Norfolk. 

Plymouth. 

Suffolk. 



COURTS OF PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY. 

For the salary of the judge of probate and insolvency 
for the county of Barnstable, fourteen hundred dollars. 

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

For the salary of the judge of probate and insolvency 
for the county of Bristol, forty-two hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the judge of probate and insolvency 
for the county of Dukes County, nine hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the judge of probate and insolvency 
for the county of Essex, forty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the judge of probate and insolvency 
for the county of Franklin, fifteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the judge of probate and insolvency 
for the county of Hampden, thirty-four hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the judge of probate and insolvency 
for the county of Hampshire, seventeen hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the two judges of probate and insol- 
vency for the county of Middlesex, ten thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the judge of probate and insolvency 
for the county of J^antucket, nine hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the judge of probate and insolvency 
for the county of Norfolk, four thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the judge of probate and insolvency 
for the county of Plymouth, twenty-six hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the two judges of probate and insol- 
vency for the county of Suffolk, twelve thousand dollars. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 22. 17 

For the salary of the judge of probate and insolvency Worcester, 
for the county of Worcester, forty-tive hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of retired judges of probate and insol- Retired judges, 
vency, a sum not exceeding fifty-one hundred and fifty dol- 
lars. 

For the compensation of judges of probate and insol- fn"other**"'"^ 
vency acting in other counties than their own, a sum not counties, 
exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the register of probate and insolvency Register, 
for the county of Barnstable, thirteen hundred dollars. '^'^"^ ^ ^' 

For the salary of the register of probate and insolvency Berkshire, 
for the county of Berkshire, eighteen hundred dollars. 

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

For the salary of the register of probate and insolvency Dukes County, 
for the county of Dukes County, eight hundred dollars. 

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

For the salary of the register of probate and insolvency Franklin, 
for the county of Franklin, fifteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the register of probate and insolvency Hampden, 
for the county of Hampden, twenty-eight hundred dollars. 

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

For the salary of the register of probate and insolvency Middlesex. 
for the county of Middlesex, four thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the register of probate and insolvency Nantucket, 
for the county of Nantucket, nine hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the register of probate and insolvency Norfolk. 
for the county of Norfolk, twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the register of probate and insolvency Plymouth, 
for the county of Plymouth, twenty-one hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the register of probate and insolvency Suffolk. 
for the county of Suft'olk, five thousand dollars. 

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

For the salary of the assistant register of probate and fer?Be?kshife!' 
insolvency for the county of Berkshire, nine hundred dol- 
lars. 

For the salary of the assistant register of probate and Bristol, 
insolvency for the county of Bristol, seventeen hundred 
and fifty dollars. 



18 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 22. 



Essex. 

Franklin. 
Hampden. 

Hampshire. 

Middlesex. 

Norfolk. 

Suffolk. 

Worcester. 



Clerical assist- 
ance, Barn- 
stable. 



Berkshire. 



Bristol. 



Dukes County. 



Essex. 



Hampden. 



For the salary of the assistant register of probate and 
insolvenej for the county of Essex, twenty-three hundred 
dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant register of probate and 
insolvency for the county of Franklin, six hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant register of probate and 
insolvency for the county of Hampden, fourteen hundred 
dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant register of probate and 
insolvency for the county of Hampshire, seven hundred 
dollars. 

For the salaries of the assistant registers of probate and 
insolvency for the county of Middlesex, five thousand dol- 
lars. 

For the salary of the assistant register of probate and 
insolvency for the county of Norfolk, twelve hundred and 
fifty dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant register of probate and 
insolvency for the county of Suffolk, twenty-eight hundred 
dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant register of probate and 
insolvency for the county of Worcester, twenty-three hun- 
dred dollars. 

For extra clerical assistance to the register of probate 
and insolvency for the county of Barnstable, a sum not 
exceeding four hundred thirty-three dollars and thirty- 
four cents. 

For extra clerical assistance to the register of probate 
and insolvency for the county of Berkshire, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six hundred dollars. 

For extra clerical assistance to the register of probate 
and insolvency for the county of Bristol, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen hundred sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven 
cents. 

For extra clerical assistance to the register of probate 
and insolvency for the county of Dukes County, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven 
cents. 

For extra clerical assistance to the register of probate 
and insolvency for the county of Essex, a sum not exceed- 
ing forty-five hundred sixteen dollars and sixty-seven cents. 

For extra clerical assistance to the register of probate 
and insolvency for the county of Hampden, a sum not ex- 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 22. 19 

ceeding fifteen hundred thirty-three dollars and thirty- 
three cents. 

For extra clerical assistance to the register of probate Middlesex, 
and insolvency for the county of Middlesex, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixty-eight hundred thirty-three dollars and thirty- 
three cents. 

For extra clerical assistance to the register of probate Nantucket. 
and insolvency for the county of JSTantucket, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three hundred dollars. 

For extra clerical assistance to the register of probate Norfolk, 
and insolvency for the county of Norfolk, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two thousand thirty-three dollars and thirty-three 
cents. 

For extra clerical assistance to the register of probate Plymouth. 
and insolvency for the county of Plymouth, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixteen hundred dollars. 

For extra clerical assistance to the register of probate Suffolk. 
and insolvency for the county of Suffolk, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty-one hundred dollars. 

For extra clerical assistance to the register of probate Worcester. 
and insolvency for the county of Worcester, a sum not 
exceeding forty-five hundred sixteen dollars and sixty-six 
cents. 

For the salary of the clerk of the register of . probate cierk of regis- 
and insolvency for the county of Suffolk, twelve hundred 
dollars. 

For expenses of courts of probate and insolvency, a sum Expenses, 
not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

DISTRICT ATTORNEYS. 

For the salary of the district attorney for the Suffolk J^^ney*s^uffoik 
district, five thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the first assistant district attorney for First assistant. 
the Suffolk district, thirty-eight hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the second assistant district attorney second 
for the Suffolk district, thirty-eiglit hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the third assistant district attorney Third 
for the Suffolk district, thirty-eight hundred dollars. ' ^^^'^*^"*- 

For the salary of the clerk of the district attorney for cierk. 
the Suffolk district, eighteen hundred dollars. 

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



20 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 22. 



Assistant. 



Eastern 
district. 



Assistant. 



Southeastern 
district. 



Assistant. 



Southern 
district. 



Assistant. 



Middle 
district. 



Assistant. 



Western 

district. 



Northwestern 
district. 



Travelling ex- 
penses, etc. 



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For the salary of tlie district attorney for the middle 
district, twenty-four hundred d(3llars. 

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

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

For the salary of the district attorney for the north- 
western district, thirteen hundred and fifty dollars. 

For travelling expenses necessarily^ incurred hy the dis- 
trict attorneys and assistant district attorneys, except in 
the Suffolk district, a sum not exceeding one thousand dol- 
lars. 



Judge of land 
court. 



Associate 
judge. 



Recorder. 



Clerical 

assistance. 

Expenses. 



LAND COURT. 

For the salary of the judge of the land court, six thou- 
sand dollars. 

For the salary of the associate judge of the land court, 
six thousand dollars. 

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

For clerical assistance in the office of the land court, a 
sum not exceeding sixty-one hundred and thirty dollars. 

For sheriffs' hills, advertising, surveying, examining 
titles, and sundry incidental expenses of the land court, 
a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January 23, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 23, 24, 25. 21 



An Act :makixg appropriations for the compexsatiox QJiqj) 93 
and expenses of the ballot law commission. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth '°'^''' 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of jSTovember, 
nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For the compensation of the ballot law commission, a Ballot law 
sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. commission. 

For expenses of the ballot law commission, a sum not Expenses. 
exceeding one hundred and fifty dollars. 

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

Approved January 23, 1907. 

An Act making appropfiIatioxs for expenses in con- (JJiftr) 94- 

NECTION WITH THE SUPPRESSION OF THE GYPSY AND ' 

BROWN TAIL liIOTHS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the extermination of the 
gypsy and brown tail moths, for the fiscal year ending on 
the thirtieth day of Xovemter, nineteen hundred and seven, 
to wit : — 

For suppressing the gypsy and brown tail moths, a sum Suppressing 
not exceeding eighty-seven thousand five hundred dollars, brown^t'-i'ii''"'^ 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- "^°*''®- 
propriated for this purpose. 

For exj^erimenting with parasites or natural enemies for Experiment- 
destroying said moths, a sum not exceeding ten thousand pamlites. 
eight hundred thirty-three dollars and thirty-four cents. 

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

Approved January 23, 1907. 

An Act making appropriations for the salary and ex- njinry 25 

PENSES of the commissioner OF PUBLIC RECORDS. ^ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth *'°''^' 



22 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 26, 27, 28. 



Cksmmissioner 
of public 
records. 

Expenses. 



Pur9hase of 
ink. 



from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For the salary of the commissioner of public records, 
twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For travelling, clerical and other necessary expenses of 
the commissioner of public records, including the printing 
of his annual rej3ort, a sum not exceeding nineteen hun- 
dred and eighty dollars. 

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

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

Approved January 23, 1907. 



Chap. 26 An Act relative to the march sitting of the superior 

COURT FOR civil BUSINESS IN THE COUNTY OF HAMPDEN. 



Sitting of 
superior court, 
county of 
Hampden. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sitting of the superior court now held 
on the second Monday of March, at Springfield, within 
and for the county of Ham])den, for civil business, shall 
hereafter be held on the first Monday of March. 

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

Approved Jannarij 23, 1907. 



Cliaj). 27 An Act to change the corporate name of the town 

OF cottage city to oak bluffs. 



Change of 
name. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The corporate name of the town of Cottasje 
City shall hereafter be Oak Bluffs. 

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

Approved January 25, 1907. 



Chap, 28 



An Act making appropriations for the Massachusetts 
agricultural college. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 



Appropria- 

Massachusetts priatcd, to bc paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
College. from the ordinary revenue, for the Massachusetts Agri- 

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



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 29. 23 

For providing one hundred and twenty free scholarships, Scholarships. 
the snni of fifteen thousand doUars. 

For providing- the theoretical and practical education Theoretical 
required bj the charter of the college and by the laws of educa^uon.^^ 
the United States relating thereto, the sum of thirteen 
thousand dollars. 

For the further maintenance of the college, the sum of ^tc^"""^^''* 
ten thousand dollars, of which five thousand dollars a year 
shall be used as a labor fund for the assistance of needy 
students. 

For a maintenance fund for the veterinary laboratory Veterinary 
at the college, the sum of one thousand dolUirs. 

For maintenance of the heating and lighting plant of Hg^h/i'"5piant 
the college, the sum of five hundred dollars. 

For maintenance of the dining hall at the college, the Dining haii. 
sum of five hundred dollars. 

For maintaining an agricultural experiment station at Experiment 
the college, the sum of ten thousand five hundred dollars. 

For collectinc; and analvziup- samples of concentrated Collecting ana 

• 1 c I (V . o L analyzing 

commercial leeci stuns, a sum not exceeding three thousand samples, etc 
dollars. 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the trus- Expenses of 
tees of the college, a sum not exceeding eight hundred *''"®*^^^- 
dollars. 

For printing and binding the report of the trustees, a Report of 
sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars. trustees. 

For printing and binding the report of the Hatch ex- Report of 
periment station, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dol- mLt Uat'ion.' 
lars. 

For establishing a normal department at the college, for Normal 
the purjx)se of giving instruction in the elements of agri- ^p^'"*™''"*- 
culture to persons desiring to teach such elements in the 
public schools, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January 25, 1907. 

An Act making appropriations for the board of regis- (J]iQr> 29 

TRATION IN DENTISTRY. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
])riated, to l)e paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, ior the purposes specified, for 



24 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 30. 



Board of 
registration 
in dentistry. 

Clerical 
services, etc. 



the fiscal year ending on tlie tliirtietli day of November, 
nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the members of the board of regis- 
tration in dentistry, seventeen hundred dollars. 

For clerical services, postage, printing, travelling and 
other necessary expenses of the board, to include the print- 
ing of the annual report, a sum not exceeding twenty-two 
hundred and fifty dollars. 

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

Approved January 25, 1907. 



Chap. 30 An iVcT making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE SERGEANT-AT-ARMS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the department of the ser- 
geant-at-arms, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For the salary of the chief engineer and other employees 
in the engineer's department, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
eight thousand four hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the w^atchmen and assistant watch- 
men at the state house, a sum not exceeding fourteen thou- 
sand six hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the sergeant-at-arms' messengers, ]X)r- 
ters and ofiice boy at the state house, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand three hundred dollars. 

For rent of telephones and ex])enses in connection there- 
witli at the state house, a sum not exceeding sixty-six hun- 
dred dollars. 

For heat, light and powder at the state house, including 
"coal, water, gas, and the removal of ashes, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-five thousand dollars. 

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

For new^ furniture and fixtures, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the state house matron, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eiffht hundred dollars. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Engineer's 
department. 



Watchmen, 
etc. 



Messengers, 
porters, etc. 



Telephones. 



Heat, light, 
etc. 



Care of state 
house, etc. 



New furniture 
etc. 



State house 
matron. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 31, 32. 25 

For the salary of the state house carpenter, the sum of ^^^^^ H°"*^ 

" i ' carpenter. 

fourteen hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
^ Approved January 25, 1907. 

Ax Act makixg appropriatioxs for the board of regis- (JJiaj). 31 

TRATIOX IX VETERIXARY MEDICIXE, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

For the salaries of the members of the board of regis- Board of reg- 

,. . ,. . istration in 

tration m veterinary medicine, a sum not exceeding six veterinary 

11TTTT " medicine. 

hundred dollars. 

For travelling and other expenses of the members of the Expenses, 
board, a sum not exceeding ten hundred and fifty dollars. 

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

Approved January 25, 1907. 

An Act making appropriatioxs for prixtixg and bind- QJiap, 32 

ING public DOCUjMEXTS, FOR PURCHASING PAPER AXD FOR 
PUBLISHIXG LAWS AXD MATTERS RELATIXG TO ELECTIOXS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

For printing and binding the series of public documents, Public 
a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars. ocumen s. 

For printing the pam]>hlet edition of the acts and re- Paniphiet 
solves of the present year, a sum not exceeding five thou- etc.'°°*' ^'^ ^' 
sand dollars. 

For printing and binding the blue book edition of the Blue book, 
acts and resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five hundred dollars. 

For the newspa]">er pul:)lication of the general laws and j^'^l^g'"**'"" ^^ 
of information intended for the public, a sum not exceed- 
ing five hundred dollars. 

For reports of decisions of the supreme iudicial court, Decisions of 

11 11 supreme 

a sum not exceedma; two thousand dollars. judicial court. 



26 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 33, 34. 



Purchase of 
paper. 



Assessors' 
books, etc. 



Registration 
book^, etc. 



Printing, etc. 
ballots. 



Blank forms, 
etc. 



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

For assessors' books and blanks, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen hundred dollars. 

For registration books and blanks, indexing returns and 
editing the registration rejwrt, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars. 

For printing and distributing ballots, a sum not exceed- 
ing ten thousand dollars. 

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

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

Approved January 25, 1907. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Chap. 33 An Act making appropriations for expenses ix con- 
nection WITH THE supervision OF TELEPHONE AND 
TELEGRAPH COMPANIES, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the Telephone and Telegraph 
Commissioners' Fund, to meet the expenses of the super- 
vision of telephone and telegraph companies by the 
Massachusetts highway commission during the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of J^ovember, nineteen hun- 
dred and seven, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the commissioners, the sum of forty- 
five hundred dollars. 

For necessary statistics, books, stationery, clerks, and for 
travelling and incidental expenses, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars. 

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

Approved Jannary 25, 1907. 



Highway 

commission. 

Expenses. 



Chap. 34 An Act making appropriations for sundry miscellane- 
ous EXPENSES AUTHORIZED BY LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified, for 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 35. 27 



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

For medical examiners' fees, a sum not exceeding four Medical ex- 

1 1 Tin aminers' fees. 

hundred dollars. 

For travelling, clerical and other necessary expenses of ^^P^'Jf®® '^ 
the state board of publication, a sum not exceeding one publication. 
hundred dollars. 

For the payment of damages caused by wild deer, a sum Damages by 
not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. ^' 

For expenses incurred in the construction and repair of ^^'roadsln"' 
roads in the town of Mashpee during the year nineteen Mashpee. 
hundred and seven, the sum of three hundred dollars. 

For assistance to the town of Truro in maintaining a Beach Point 
section of its county highway known as Beach Point road, '^°^'^ '" 
a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For small items of expenditure for which no appropria- Smaii items of 
tions have been made, and for cases in which appropriations ®^p®° '*"'"®- 
have been exhausted or have reverted to the Commonwealth 
in previous years, a sum not exceeding one thousand dol- 
lars, to be expended under the direction of the auditor of 
accounts. 

For taking evidence given at inquests in cases of deatli Taking of 

o , <3 1 _ evidence at 

by accident occurring upon steam and street railways, a inquests, etc. 
sum not exceeding three thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January 25, 1907. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (JJinii 35 

PENSES in the department OF THE TAX COMMISSIONER ^ ' 

AND COMMISSIONER OF CORPORATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth '°"*' 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For the salary of the tax commissioner and commis- Tax com- 
sioner of corporations, thirty-five hundred dollars. 

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

For the salary of the first clerk in the department of the First clerk. 
tax commissioner, two thousand dollars. 



28 



Acts, 1907. 



Chaps. 36, 37. 



Second clerk. 



Clerical 
assistance. 



Incidental and 

contingent 

expenses. 



Travelling 
expenses. 

State valua- 
tion. 



Annual report. 



For the salary of the second clerk in the department of 
the tax commissioner, fifteen hundred dollars. 

For such additional clerical assistance as the tax com- 
missioner may find necessary for the despatch of public 
business, a sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses of the tax com- 
missioner and commissioner of corporations, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty-five hundred dollars. 

For travelling expenses of the tax commissioner and his 
deputy, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For expenses of the state valuation, under the direction 
of the tax commissioner, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual report of the tax 
commissioner, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January 25, 1907. 



Chap. 36 An Act iiaking APPiiorRiATioNs for salaries and ex- 
penses AT THE STATE PRISON. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



State prison, 
salaries. 



Expenses. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

For the payment of salaries at the state prison, a sum 
not exceeding eighty-one thousand dollars. 

For other current expenses at the state prison, a sum not 
exceeding eighty-one thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January 25, 1907. 



Chap. 37 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE OFFICE OF THE PRISON COMMISSIONERS, 
AND FOR SUNDRY REFORMATORY EXPENSES. 

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

priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified, for 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 38. 29 

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

For the sahiry of the chairman of the prison conimis- Prison commis- 
sioners, four thousand doHars. cimimkn. 

For the salary of the secretary of the prison commis- secretary, 
sioners, twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance in the office of the prison com- clerical 
missioners, a sum not exceeding forty-eight hundred dollars. *^^'^ ^'^^^' 

For the salaries of the agents of the prison commission- Agents, 
ers, fifty-two hundred dollars. 

For travelling expenses of the prison commissioners and Jx'^gns's^ 
of the secretary and agents of said commissioners, a sum 
not exceeding three thousand dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses of the prison incidental and 
commissioners, including the printing and binding of their expens^s"*^ 
annual report, a sum not exceeding twenty-six hundred 
dollars. 

For the salary of the agent for aiding discharged female Aiding di.^- 
prisoners, one thousand dollars. prSl-s!^™'''^ 

For the expenses of the agent for aiding discharged ^'^^j^^^^°^ 
female prisoners, including assistance rendered to such 
prisoners, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars. 

For aiding prisoners discharged from the Massachusetts Aiding prison- 
reformatory, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. from're-^'^^^ 

For aiding prisoners discharged from the state prison, ^^""'**'""y- 

~ i . ~ X J Aiding prison- 

a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars. ers discharged 

For expenses incurred in removing prisoners to and prison. 

from state and county prisons, a sum not exceeding two 

thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the identification of I'lentification 

1 T 1 1 1 1 11 °' criminals. 

crmimals, a sum not exceeding twenty-one hundred dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take efl^eet upon its passage. 

Approved Jnniianj 25, 1007. 

An Act making an appropriation for the payment of (J]iap. 38 

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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby Payment of 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Com- frol^thl'death 
monwealth, as authorized by section seventy-seven of chaj> '^^ Bremen. 
ter thirty-two of the Tievised Laws, for the payment of 
such claims as may arise in consequence of the death of 



Removal of 



30 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 39, ttO. 



firemen belonging to the regularly organized fire depart- 
ment of a city or toAvn, or of members in active service of 
any incorporated protectiA^e department, or of any person 
doing duty at the request of or by order of the authorities 
of a to^^^l which has no organized fire department, who 
are killed or who die from injuries received while in the 
discharge of their duties at fires, during the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of l^ovember, nineteen hun- 
dred and seven. 

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

Approved January 25, 1907. 

Chap. 39 An Act making appropriations for maintaining the 

INDUSTRIAL CAMP AND HOSPITAL FOR PRISONERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

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

For salaries and expenses at the industrial camp for 
prisoners, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses at the hospital for prisoners 
having tubercular disease, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars. 

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

Approved Januari/ 25, 1907. 

Chap. 40 An Act making appropriations for the board of regis- 
tration IN medicine. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

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

For the salaries of the members of the board of regis- 
tration in medicine, forty-three hundred dollars. 

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

For the clerk of the board, the sum of seven hundred 
and eighty dollars. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Industrial 
camp for 
prisoners. 



Hospital for 
prisoners. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Board of 
registration in 
medicine. 

Travelling 
expenses, etc. 



Clerk. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 41, 42. 31 

For printing, postage, office snpplies and contingent ex- Contingent 
penses of the members of the board, to include the print- ^^p^'^^®^- 
ing of the annual rej^ort, a sum not exceeding ten hundred 
and twenty dollars. 

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

Approved Jonuanj 25, 1907. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- rij^r/j) 4.1 

PENSES AT THE REFORMATORY PRISON FOR WOMEN. "' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth to°ry''pr'iso°n™^' 
from the ordinary revenue, for the reformatory prison for ^°^ ^omen. 
women, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
Xoyember, nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For the payment of salaries, w^ages and labor, a sum Salaries, etc. 
not exceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars. 

For other current ex}>enses, a sum not exceeding thirty- Expenses, 
two thousand dollars. 

For the town of Framingham, toward the annual ex- Ton-n of 
pense of maintaining and operating the system of sewage '"^"^"^s^^™- 
disposal at said prison, the sum of six hundred dollars. 

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

Approved January 25, 1907. 



Chap. 42 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses AT the MASSACHUSETTS REFORMATORY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are ap])ro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth cimiTet'ts^'"''^' 
from the ordinary revenue, for the Massachusetts reforma- ""eformatory. 
tory, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of No- 
vember, nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For the salaries of officers, a sum not exceeding eighty- Salaries of 
three thousand six hundred dollars. ° ''*^'^*' 

For the salaries and wages of instructors, teachers and Jeachers°e^tc. 
other employees, a sum not exceeding twenty-six thousand 
one hundred dollars. 

For other current expenses, a sum not exceeding one Expenses. 
hundred and six thousand two hundred dollars. 

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

Approved January 25, 1907. 



32 Acts, 1907. — CuArs. 43, U, 45. 



Chap. 43 An Act to authorize the commissioner of state aid 

AND PENSIONS TO EMPLOY ADDITIONAL CLERICAL ASSIST- 
ANCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

of-^atllkUnd Section 1. The commissioner of state aid and pen- 
pensiousmay sious is hereby authorized to employ in his otliee such 

employ addi- i i ■ • i i *• i • i 

tionai clerical ailditidnai Clerical assistance as may be necessary for the 
jiroper despatch of public business, at an expense not ex- 
ceeding twelve hundred dollars a year; this amount to be 
in addition to the sums authorized by section one of chap- 
ter three hundred and eiohty-one of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and four. 

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

Approved January 25, 1907. 

ChciJj. 44 An x\ct jmaking appropriations for deficiencies in ap- 
propriations FOR SUNDRY CHARITABLE EXPENSES DURING 
THE YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SIX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

tions°^"^ Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 

priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for certain expenses in excess 
of the appropriations therefor in the year nineteen hundred 
and six, to Avit : — 

oninsettied" ^^^" ^^^ sup]M:)rt and transjtiu'tation of unsettled pauj^er 

pauper infants, infants iu tliis C^;)nlmon\vealth, the sum of ninety-five hun- 
dred sixty-four dollars and sevcntj-seven cents. 

Expenses in YoY salarics aud expenses in the division of state minor 

division of 1 

state minor Avards, tlic suiu of twcnty-onc hundred seventeen dollars 

wards. i • r> 

and sixtj-iive cents. 

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

Approved January 25, 1907. 

Chap. 45 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE department OF THE SECRETARY OF THE 
COMMONWEALTH. 

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

tions 

priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified, for 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 45. 33 

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

For the salary of the secretary of the Commonwealth, Secretary. 
thirty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the first clerk in the secretary's de- First clerk, 
partment, twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the second clerk in the secretary's de- Second clerk. 
partment, twenty-two hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the chief of the archives division in chief of 
the secretary's department, two thousand dollars. dhision". 

For the salary of the cashier in the secretary's depart- Cashier. 
ment, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars. 

For messengers and such additional clerical assistance as clerical 

, , , n -I i 1 • assistance and 

the secretary may find necessary, a sum not exceeding messengers. 
twenty-eight thousand five hundred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses in the secretary's Expenses, 
department, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars. 

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

For postage and expressage on documents to members Postage, etc. 
of the general court, and for transportation of documents 
to free public libraries, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars. 

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

For the purchase of apparatus to be used at polling places counting 
in the canvass and count of votes, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred dollars. 

For the purchase of histories of regiments, batteries, and historie".^^' 
other military organizations of the Massachusetts volun- 
teers who served in the civil war, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars. 

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

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

Approved January 31, 1907. 



34 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 46, 47. 



Chap. 46 An Act making appropriations for the compensation 

AND EXPENSES OF THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSIONERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

For the compensation and expenses of the members of 
the civil service commission, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the chief examiner of the civil service 
commission, three thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the secretary of the civil service com- 
mission, two thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the registrar of labor of the civil ser- 
vice commission, two thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance, and for office, printing, travel- 
ling and incidental expenses of the commissioners, chief ex- 
aminer, secretary and inspectors, and for advertising and 
stationery, a sum not exceeding twenty-four thousand seven 
hundred dollars. 

For printing and binding ten thousand copies of the 
annual report of the civil service commission, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January 31, 1907. 



Appropria- 
tious. 



Civil service 
commission. 



Chief exam- 
iner. 

Secretary. 



Registrar of 
labor. 



Clerical assist- 
ance, etc. 



Annual report. 



Chap. 47 An Act making appropriations for salaries and expenses 

IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE BANK COMMISSIONER. ' 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Bank commis- 
sioner. 

Deputy. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and expenses in the 
department of the bank commissioner, for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of jSTovember, nineteen hundred 
and seven, to wit : — 

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

For the salary of the deputy bank commissioner, the sum 
of three thousand dollars. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 4S. 35 

For the salarv of the secretary of the bank commissioner, Secretary, 
the sum of twenty-live himdred dollars. 

For the salaries of the examiners of the banlv commis- Examiners, 
sioner, the sum of ten thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the first clerk of the bank commis- First clerk, 
sioner, the sum of two thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the second clerk of the bank commis- Second cierk. 
sioner, the sum of seventeen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the third clerk of the bank commis- Third clerk, 
sioner, the sum of fourteen hundred dollars. 

For such additional clerks and ex^jert assistants as the Additional 
bank commissioner may deem necessary, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For printing-, stationery and office supplies and travel- Expenses. 
ling and other expenses of the bank commissioner, a sum 
not exceeding sixty-two hundred and fifty dollars. 

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

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

Approved January 31, 1007. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- QJiap. 48 

PENSES in the office OF THE CONTROLLER OF COUNTY 
ACCOUNTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth *'°°^" 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For the salary of the controller of county accounts. Controller of 
twent^'-five hundred dollars. counts. 

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

For the salarv of the second deputy controller of county Second deputy, 
accounts, fifteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the third deputy controller of county Third deputy, 
accounts, twelve hundred dollars. 

For travelling and office expenses of the controller of Expenses, 
county accounts and of his deputies, to include the print- 
ing and binding of the annual report, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen hundred and fifty dollars. 

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

Approved January 31, 1907. 



36 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 49, 50. 



Cliap. 49 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

For the salary of the attorney-general, five thousand dol- 
lars. 

For the coni}>ensation of assistants in the office of the 
attorney-general, and for such additional legal assistance 
as he may deem necessary in the discharge of his duties, 
and also for any other exj^euses in his department, a sum 
not exceeding forty-five thousand dollars. 

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

Approved Januanj 31, 1907. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Attorney- 
general. 

Assistants, etc. 



Chap. 50 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE OFFICE OF THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes sj^ecified, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of iS^ovember, 
nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : - — 

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

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

For the salary of the actuary in the insurance depart- 
ment, two thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the examiner in the insurance depart- 
ment, two thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the chief clerk in the insurance depart- 
ment, two thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the second clerk in the insurance de- 
]iartment, fifteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the third clerk in the insurance depart- 
ment, twelve hundred dollars. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Insurance 
commissioner. 

Deputy. 
Actuary. 
Examiner. 
Cliief clerk. 
Second clerk. 
Third clerk. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 51, 52. 37 

For such additional clerks and assistants as the insiir- Additional 
ance commissioner may find necessary for the despatch of 
pnhlic business, a sum not exceeding thirty-three thousand 
six hundred and fifty dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses of the insurance Expenses, 
commissioner, a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual report of the insur- Annual report, 
ance commissioner, a sum not exceeding five thousand dol- 
lars. 

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

Approved January 31, 1907. 

An Act making appropriations for the expenses of the QJki^ 51 
board of free public library commissioners. ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

To carry out the provisions of the act to promote the Free public 
establishment and efficiency of free public liln-aries, a sum 
not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance to and incidental and necessary Clerical 
expenses of the board of free public library commissioners, 
the same to include the printing and binding of the annual 
report, a sum not exceeding seven hundred dollars. 

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

Approved January SI, 1907. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (JJiap. 52 

PENSES IN THE OFFICE OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, 
AND FOR SUNDRY EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropna-. 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the ])ur]ioses specified, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the secretarv and agents of, and for Secretary and 

-I.-, . , 1 ' -I f ' 1 ' agents of state 

Clerical assistance to, the state board oi education, a sum board of edu- 
not exceeding seventeen thousand and sixty dollars. 



38 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 52. 



Incidental and 

contingent 

expenses. 



Travelling 
expenses, etc. 



Annual report. 



Expenses of 
employees. 



For incidental and contingent expenses of the state board 
of education and of the secretary thereof, a snni not exceed- 
ing two thousand dollars. 

For travelling and other expenses of the members of the 
state board of education, and for obtaining information 
regarding educational methods in other states, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dolhirs. 

For printing and binding tlie annual report of the state 
board of education, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
dollars. 

For travelling expenses of employees under the direction 
of the state board of education, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars. 



Normal 
schools, 
Bridgewater. 



Fitchburg. 



Framingham. 



Ilyannis. 



Lowell. 



North Adams. 



Salem. 



Westfield. 



Worcester. 



State normal 
art school. 



SUPPORT OF STATE NOEMAL SCHOOLS. 

For the support of the state normal school at Bridge- 
water, a sum not exceeding forty-eight thousand nine hun- 
dred and ninety-one dollars. 

For the support of the state normal school at Fitchburg, 
a sum not exceeding thirty thousand eight hundred and 
ninety dollars. 

For the support of the state normal school at Framing- 
ham, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand one hundred 
and seventy-eight dollars. 

For the support of the state normal school at Hyannis, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand eight hundred 
and seventy dollars. 

For the support of the state normal school at Lowell, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-one thousand four hundred and 
seventy-five dollars. 

For the support of the state normal school at Xorth 
Adams, a sum not exceeding thirty-one thousand and fifty- 
four dollars. 

For the support of the state normal school at Salem, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-three thousand two hundred and 
tAventy-five dollars. 

For the support of the state normal school at Westfield, 
a sum not exceeding thirty thousand eight hundred and 
fifty dollars. 

For the support of the state normal school at Worcester, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-six thousand and forty-five 
dollars. 

For the support of the state normal art school, a sum 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 52. 39 

not exceeding thirty-one thousand nine hnndred and twenty- 
six dollars. 

For aid to pnpils in state normal schools, a snm not ex- Aid to pupils, 
ceeding fonr thousand dollars, payable in semi-annual in- ^ '^' 
stalments, to be expended under the direction of the state 
board of education. 

For the exi>enses of teachers' institutes, a sum not ex- Teachers' 

-. ^ 1 1 n institutes. 

ceedmg two thousand dollars. 

For'the Massachusetts Teachers' Association, the sum of SS'^"' 
three hundred dollars, subject to the approval of the state Association, 
board of education. 

For the expenses of county teachers' associations, a sum County _ 
not exceeding seven hundred dollars. associations. 

To enable small towns to provide themselves with school f^^gn'^'/ntrfor 
superintendents, a sum not exceeding ninety-five thousand smaii towns, 
dollars. 

For the education of deaf pupils of the Commonwealth |;lTpupiis°^ 
in the schools designated by law, a sum not exceeding 
ninety-one thousand dollars. 

For school registers and other school blanks for the cities School blanks, 
and towns of the Commonwealth, a sum not exceeding- 
twelve hundred dollars. 

For the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School Perkins in- 

stitution and 

for the Blind, as provided by chapter nineteen of the re- Massachusetts 

' . , Till- • 1 School for the 

solves 01 the year eighteen hmidred and sixty-nme, the sum Blind, 
of thir.ty thousand dollars. 

For the payment of tuition of children in high schools Tuition, etc, 
outside of the town in which they live, in so far as such chiWren'in 
payment is provided for by section three of chapter forty- *"^'^ schools, 
two of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapter four hun- 
dred and thirty-three of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and two, a sum not exceeding fifty-three thousand 
four hundred and twenty-five dollars. And there may be 
also paid from this amount such sum as may be necessary 
to furnish or provide transportation to and from school for 
such children of school age as may be living upon islands 
within the Commonwealth which are not provided with 
schools. 

To provide for the instruction of the adult blind at their instruction of 
homes by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School 
for the Blind, the sum of five thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with furnishing school com- Rules for test- 
mittees with rules for testing the sight and hearing of hearing of 

pupils, etc. 



40 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 53, 54. 



Appropriation 
for expenses of 
the decennial 
census. 



piipils in the schools of the Commonwealth, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five hnndred dollars. 

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

Approved January 31, 1907. 

Chcq). 53 An Act making an appropriation for the expenses of 

THE decennial CENSUS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of thirty-four thousand dollars is 
lierehj appropriated, to he paid out of the treasury of the 
Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for additional 
expenses in connection with the completion of the census 
field work, and for salaries of the clerical force required 
for tabulations, and for such other expenses as may be 
necessary, the same to l)e in addition to any amount here- 
tofore appropriated for these purposes. 

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

Approved January 31, 1007. 

Char). 54 An Act relative to the expenses of the board of gas 

AND electric LIGHT COMMISSIONERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of gas and electric light com- 
missioners may exj^end annually for necessary statistics, 
books, stationery and contingent expenses, and for clerical 
assistance, such siun as the general court shall annually 
appropriate. 

Section 2. The salary of the inspector of gas meters 
shall be twenty-five hundred dollars a year; of the first 
assistant inspector, fifteen hundred dollars a year; of the 
second assistant inspector, twelve hundred dollars a year; 
and the board of gas and electric light commissioners may 
expend annually for the compensation of deputies, and for 
office rent, travelling and other necessary expenses incident 
to the duties of said inspectors, such sum as the general 
court shall annually appropriate. 

Section 3. Section three of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-one of the Eevised Laws and section six of chapter 
two hundred and twenty-eight of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and two are hereby repealed. 

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

Approved January 31, 1907. 



Gas and elec- 
tric liglit com- 
missioners, 
annual ex- 
penses, etc. 



Salaries, etc. 



Repeal. 



Acts, 1907. — CiiArs. 55, 56. 41 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- Qhrij) 55 

PENSES AT THE STATE FARM. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of tlie treasury of the Commonwealth '°"'" 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of J^ovember, 
nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For the payment of salaries at the state farm, a sum not state farm, 
exceeding sixty-five thousand dollars. 

For other current expenses at the state farm, including Expenses. 
the printing of the annual report of said institution, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred and sixty-nine thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January SI, 1007. 

An Act imaking appropriations for the salaries and (JJiqoj 5(5 

EXPENSES of the RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. " 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the Railroad Commissioners' *'°"''' 
Fund, to provide for the expenses of the railroad commis- 
sion, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of No- 
vember, nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the commissioners, sixteen thousand Railroad com- 

' missioners. 

dollars. 

For the salary of the clerk of the commissioners, throe cierk. 
thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant clerk of the commission- Assistant, clerk. 
ers, eighteen hundred dollars. 

For such additional clerical assistance as the commis- clerical 

12 1 J" 1^1 i,i/«i assistance. 

sioners may una necessary lor the proper despatch of pub- 
lic business, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars. 

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

For the salaries and expenses of the railroad insi^ectors, Railroad 
a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand five hundred dollars, '"^p^^^^"- 

For the compensation of experts or other agents of the Experts, etc. 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. 

For rent, care of office and salnry of a messenger for the Messenger, 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. ^**'' 



42 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 57. 



Incidental and 

contingent 

expenses. 



Stenographers, 
etc. 



Annual report. 



For books, maps, statistics, stationery, and for incidental 
and contingent exi:)enses of the commissioners, a sum not 
exceeding forty -five hundred dollars. 

For stenographers and stenographic reports, a snm not 
exceeding twenty-fonr hundred dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual report of the com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved January 31, 1907. 



Chap. 57 An^ Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

EXPENSES OF THE HARBOR AND LAND COMMISSIONERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

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

For the comj^ensation and expenses of engineers, and for 
clerical and other assistance authorized by the commission- 
ers, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars. 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding seven hundred and fifty 
dollars. 

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

For printing town boundary atlases, a sum not exceed- 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Harbor and 
land commis- 
sioners. 

Engineers, etc. 



Travelling ex- 
penses, etc. 



Office 
expenses. 



Town boimd- 
ary atlases. 



Preservation of 
harbors, etc. 



Removal of 
wrecks, etc. 



ing four thousand dollars. 

For surveys of harbors and for improving and preserv- 
ing the same, and for repairing damages occasioned by 
storms along the coast line or river banks of the Common- 
wealth, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

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

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

Approved January 31, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 58, 59. 43 



An Act making appropriations for deficiencies in ap- Q]iap. ^'^ 

PROPRIATIONS FOR SUNDRY INSTITUTIONS FOR THE YEAR 
NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SIX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
I^riated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for certain expenses in excess 
of the appropriations therefor in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and six, to wit : — 

For current expenses at the state farm, the sum of eleven state farm. 
thousand one hundred thirty-two dollars and twenty cents. 

For the maintenance of the Massachusetts state sana- state sana- 
torium, the sum of eleven thousand seven hundred forty- 
one dollars and forty-four cents. 

For the maintenance of the Medfield insane asylum, the Medfieki in- 
sum of twenty-nine hundred seventy-six dollars and sixty- ^^'^^ ^^^ ""^" 
one cents. 

For the maintenance of the Massachusetts School for the Massachusetts 
Feeble-Minded, the sum of twelve hundred twenty dollars FeeWe-Minded. 
and forty-two cents. 

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

Approved January 31, 1907. 



An iVCT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE BOARD OF REGIS- QJidj) 59 
TRATION IN PHARMACY. * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth ^^°^^' 
from the ordinary revenue, for the board of registration in 
pharmacy, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
ISJ^ovember, nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the members of the board, twenty- Board of regis- 
four hundred dollars. ' ^'ifirmacy. 

For travelling and other expenses of the members of the Travelling ex- - 
board, a sum not exceeding seventeen hundred and twenty- p^"^®^' 
five dollars. 

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

For a stenographer, witness fees and incidental and con- incidental and 
tingent expenses of the board, the same to include the print- expens^e^"*^ 



44 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 60. 



Clicv]). 60 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Secretary, 
state board of 
agriculture. 



First clerk. 



Second clerk. 



Travelling ex- 
penses of tiie 
secretary. 



Clerical 
assistance. 



Annual report. 



Incidental and 

contingent 

expenses. 



Travelling 
expenses of 
the board. 



Farmers' 
institutes. 



Bounties. 



ing of tlie annual report, a sinii not exceeding fifteen hun- 
dred dollars. 

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

Approved February 1, 1907. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE OFFICE OF THE STATE BOARD OF AGRICUL- 
TURE, AND FOR SUNDRY AGRICULTURAL EXPENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

For the salary of the secretary of the state board of agri- 
culture and executive officer of the state dairy bureau, three 
thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the first clerk of the secretary of the 
state board of agriculture, eighteen hundred dollars. 

For the salnry of the second clerk of the secretary of the 
state board of agriculture, fourteen hundred dollars. 

i^or travelling and other necessary expenses of the secre- 
tary of the state board of agriculture, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred dollars. 

For other clerical assistance in the office of the secretary 
of the state board of agriculture, and for lectures before 
the board at its annual and other meetings, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seven hundred dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual report of the state 
board of agriculture, a sum not exceeding fifty-eight hun- 
dred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses of the state board 
of agriculture, to include the printing and furnishing of 
extracts from trespass laws, a sum not exceeding eleven 
hundred dollars. 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the mem- 
bers of the state Iward of agriculture, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen hundred dollars. 

For disseminating useful information in agriculture by 
means of lectures at farmers' institutes, a sum not exceed- 
ing three thousand dollars. 

For bounties to agricultural societies, a sum not exceed- 
ing eighteen thousand six hundred dollars. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 61. 45 

For the salary of a general agent of the dairy bureau, Agent of 
fourteen hundred dollars. '^^''"^ ^"^""• 

For assistants, experts, chemists, agents and other neces- Experts, 
sary expenses of the state dairy bureau, to include the ^ ®™'^*^' ^**'- 
printing of the annual report, a sum not exceeding seven 
thousand dollars. 

For compensation and expenses of state nursery inspect- Nursery 

-. ^, -^ ^ inspectors. 

ors, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 



CATTLE BUREAU. 

For the salary of the chief of the cattle bureau, eighteen chief of cattle 

1 1 J J n bureau. 

hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the clerk of the chief of the cattle cierk. 
bureau, twelve hundred dollars. 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the chief Expenses, 
of the cattle bureau, including extra clerks and stenogra- 
phers, stationery, and the printing and binding of the an- 
nual report, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars. 

For the compensation of inspectors of animals, a sum inspectors of 
not exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars. 



STATE FORESTER. 

For the salary of the state forester, two thousand dollars, state forester. 

For clerical assistance and incidental and contingent ex- clerical as- 
penses of the state forester, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars. 

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

Approved Fehrunnj 1, 1007. 

An Act making appropriations for deficiencies in ap- Chaj). 61 

PROPRIATIONS FOR SUNDRY EXPENSES AUTHORIZED IN THE ' 

YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SIX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth *'°''^" 
from the ordinary revenue, for certain expenses in excess 
of the appropriations therefor in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and six, to wit : — 

For contingent expenses in the department of the tax Taxcommis- 
commissioner, the sum of seven hundred tw^enty-one dollars ^'''^^^' 
and seventy-two cents. 



46 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 61. 



Normal school 
at Salem. 



Massachusetts 

Agricultural 

College. 



Insurance 
commissioner. 



Antitoxin and 
vaccine lymph. 



Insurance 
commissioner. 



State board of 
health. 

Board of regis- 
tration in 
pharmacy. 



Land court. 



Bank com- 
missioner. 



Civil service 
commission- 
era. 

Counting 
apparatus. 



Pamphlet 
edition of acts 
and resolves. 



Blue book. 



Secretary's 
department. 



Damage by 
wild deer. 



For expenses at the state normal school at Salem, the 
sum of four hundred seventy-seven dollars and ninety-five 
cents. 

For travelling and other expenses of the trustees of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, the sum of ninety-one 
dollars and ninety-six cents. 

For incidental and contingent ex}')enses in the depart- 
ment of the insurance commissioner, the sum of nine hun- 
dred ninety-three dollars and fifty-eight cents. 

For expenses in connection with the production and dis- 
tribution of antitoxin and vaccine lymph, the sum of seven 
hundred five dollars and fifty-eight cents. 

For printing the annual rejwrt of the insurance commis- 
sioner, the sum of one hundred thirty-two dollars and fifty- 
six cents. 

For general expenses of the state board of health, the 
sum of twenty-three dollars and sixty-two cents. 

For travelling and other expenses of the board of regis- 
tration in pharmacy, the sum of one hundred ninety-six 
dollars and forty-one cents. 

For incidental expenses of the land court, the sum of 
eleven hundred eighty-three dollars and one cent. 

For incidental and contingent expenses of the bank com- 
missioner, the sum of six hundred five dollars and sixty- 
nine cents. 

For compensation of the civil service commissioners, the 
sum of six hundred and twenty-five dollars. 

For the purchase of apparatus to be used at polling 
places in the canvass and count of votes, the sum of two 
hundred and fifty dollars. 

For printing the pamphlet edition of the acts and re- 
solves of the general court of the year nineteen hundred 
and six, the sum of eleven hundred ninety-seven dollars 
and sixty -three cents. 

For printing and binding the blue book edition of the 
acts and resolves of the general court of the year nineteen 
hundred and six, the sum of sixteen hundred ninety-eight 
dollars and seventy-three cents. 

For incidental and contingent expenses in the secretary's 
department, the sum of three hundred forty-seven dollars 
and ninety-five cents. 

For damage by wild deer, the sum of one hundred thir- 
teen dollars and fifteen cents. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 62. 47 

For the education of deaf pupils, the sum of ninety-one Education of 
hundred twentv-one dollars and forty-eight cents. ^^ ^"^' ^' 

To enable small towns to provide themselves with school ^'^tendent^n 
superintendents, the sum of seventy-eight hundred thirty- ^^'^^^ towns. 
one dollars and thirty-seven cents. 

For the transportation of officers and men of the volun- Transportation 
teer militia, the sum of eleven hundred ninety-five dollars the'mmtfa? 
and sixty-eight cents. 

For incidental and contingent expenses in the adiutant Adjutant 

~ i •' general. 

general's department, the sum of two hundred five dollars 
and sixty-four cents. 

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

Approved February 1, 1907. 



Chaj). 62 



Ax Act making appropriatioxs for the salaries and 

EXPEXSES OF THE STATE BOARD OF INSANITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox^ 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the state board of insanity, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of i^ovember, 
nineteen hundred and seven, to wit: 

For travelling, office and contingent expenses, including state board of 
the printing and binding of the annual report of the board, expen'ses. 
a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. 

For salaries of officers and employees, a sum not exceed- ^pioyees^ 
ing twenty-five thousand eight hundred dollars. 

For transportation and medical examination of state pan- Transporta- 
pers under the charge of the board, for the present year state paupers, 
and for previous years, a sum not exceeding eleven thou- 
sand five hundred dollars. 

For the support of insane paupers boarded out in f ami- Support of in- 

11 fill -11 sane paupers. 

lies, under the charge of the board, or temporarily absent 
under authority of the same, for the ]iresent year and for 
previous years, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thousand 
dollars. 

For the board of insane persons in the Boston insane Board in 

1 'j 1 c ii j_ 1 J" • Boston insane 

hospital, lor the present year and lor previous years, a sum hospital, 
not exceeding one hundred and four thousand dollars. 

For the support of state paupers in The Hospital Cot- Support of 
tages for Children, a sum not exceeding six thousand dol- paupers, 
lars. 



48 



Acts, 1907.— Chap. 63. 



Support of 
feeble-mirnled 
persons, etc. 



For expenses in connection with the support of certain 
feeble-minded jjersons and children having settlement in 
certain small to^\^ls, for the present jear and for previous 
years, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 

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

Approved February 1, 1907. 



Chap. 63 -'^N Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

EXPENSES OF THE DISTRICT POLICE. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Cliief of dis- 
trict police. 

First clerk. 



Second clerk. 



Expenses. 



Deputy chief 
of detective 
department. 



Clerk. 



Stenographer. 



Compensation 
of members. 



Fire inspectors. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

For the salary of the chief of the district police, three 
thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the first clerk in the ofiice of the dis- 
trict police, fifteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the second clerk in the ofiice of the dis- 
trict police, one thousand dollars. 

For }X)stage, printing, stationery, telephone, telegraph, 
and incidental and contingent ofiice expenses in the depart- 
ment of the district police, including the printing and bind- 
ing of the annual report, a sum not exceeding six thousand 
dollars. 

DETECTIVE DEPARTMENT. 

For the salary of the deputy chief of the detective de- 
partment of the district police, twenty-four hundred dol- 
lars. 

For the salary of the clerk of the detective department 
of the district police, twelve hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the stenographer in the detective de- 
partment of the district jwlice, twelve hundred dollars. 

For the com])ensation of the members of the detective 
department of the district police, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-one thousand three hundred dollars. 

For the compensation of the fire inspectors of the detec- 
tive department of the district police, ten thousand eight 
hundred dollars. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 64 49 

For travelling expenses of the members of the detective Travelling 
department of the district police, a sum not exceeding ^^p^^^^^- 
twelve thousand dollars. 

For special services and expenses of persons employed vfces^ete'" 
under the direction of the deputy chief of the detective de- 
partment in the investigation of fires, including witness 
fees, travel, contingent and incidental expenses, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars. 

INSPECTION DEPARTMENT. 

For the salary of the deputy chief of the inspection de- Deputy chief 
partment of the district police, twenty-four hundred dol- departmJiT 
lars. 

For the salary of the chief inspector of the boiler inspec- Chief inspector 
tion department of the district police, two thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of the clerks in the inspection depart- cierks. 
ment of the district police, thirty-eight hundred dollars. 

For the com jiensa tion of the members of the inspection Compensation 
department of the district police, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
one thousand dollars. 

For travelling expenses of the members of the inspection Travelling 
department of the district police, a sum not exceeding sev- ^^p^^^^^- 
enteen thousand dollars. 

For the expenses of operating the steamer Lexington steamer 
which is in charge of the chief of the district police and '^^"^^ *"*• 
used in the enforcement of the fishery laws of the Com- 
monwealth, a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 1, 1907. 

An Act to authorize the boylston market association fjhnij 6J: 

TO HOLD additional REAL ESTATE. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Boylston Market Association, incorpo- The Boyiston 
rated by chapter forty-eight of the acts of the year eighteen clarion maj° 
hundred and eight, is hereby authorized to purchase and reife^'tate.""* 
hold additional real estate abutting on Lagrange street or 
on the way known as Boylston square, in the city of Boston, 
to a value not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars, 
for the purposes set forth in chapter two hundred and five 
of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-seven. 

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

Approved Fchnianj 1, 1007. 



50 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 65, 6G, 67. 



Appropria- 
tion, record of 
Massachusetts 
soldiers and 
sailors, etc. 



CJicqy. 65 Ax Act making ax appropriatiox for the publication 

OF A RECORD OF MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 
WHO SERVED IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLIOX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby 
appropriated, to he paid out of the treasury of the Com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for expenses in con- 
nection with the publication of a record of Massachusetts 
troops and ofScers, sailors and marines, in the war of the 
rebellion, as authorized by chapter four hundred and sev- 
enty-five of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-nine. 

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

Approved Fehruary 5, 1907. 



Ghap. 66 Ax x\CT TO CHAXGE THE XAME OF THE HATCH EXPERIMEXT 
STATION OF THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 
TO MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Name changed. Section 1. The Hatch experiment station of the Mas- 
sachusetts Agricultural College, located at the Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College in Amherst, shall hereafter be 
known as the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Sta- 
tion. 

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

Approved Februari/ 5, 1007 . 



Chap. 67 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

OF THE DAXVERS INSANE HOSPITAL. 



Appropria- 
tion. 



Danvers in- 
sane hospital. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid for the maintenance of the Danvers 
insane hospital during the fiscal year ending on the thir- 
tieth day of Xovember, nineteen hundred and seven, to 
wit : — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury 
of the Commonwealth, the sum of fifty-three thousand six 
hundred seventy-one dollars and seventy-four cents, and 
from the treasury of the Commonwealth from the ordinary 
revenue, a sum in addition not exceeding two hundred 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. GS, 69. 51 

sixteen thousand three hundred twenty-eight dollars and 
twenty-six cents. 

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

Approved Fehruari/ 5, 1907. 

An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance (jhnj^ aQ 

OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HOSPITAL FOR EPILEPTICS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid for the maintenance of the Massachu- *'°°' 
setts hospital for epileptics during the fiscal year ending 
on the thirtieth day of JSTovember, nineteen hundred and 
seven, to wit : — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury Massachusetts 
of the Commonwealth, the sum of forty-five thousand three epfieptfd"'^ 
hundred fifty-seven dollars and fifty-six cents, and from 
the treasury of the Commonwealth from the ordinary rev- 
enue, a sum in addition not exceeding eighty-eight thou- 
sand six hundred forty-two dollars and forty-four cents. 

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

Approved February 5, 1907. 



Chap. 69 



An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 
of the worcester insane asylum. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid for the maintenance of the Worcester *^°°' • 

insane asylum during the fiscal year ending on the thir- 
tieth day of November, nineteen hundred and seven, to 
wit : — ■ 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury Worcester in 
of the Commonwealth, the sum of five thousand two bun- ^^'"' '^^y'"™- 
dred twelve dollars and ninety-five cents, and from the 
treasury of the Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum in addition not exceeding one hundred seventy-four 
thousand seven hundred eighty-seven dollars and five cents. 

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

Approved Fehruary 5, 1907. 



52 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 70, 71. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Massachusetts 
School for the 
Feeble-Minded. 



Chaj). 70 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL FOR THE FEEBLE-MINDED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

SfvCTion 1. The siiiiis hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid for the maintenance of the Massachu- 
setts School for the Feeble-Minded during the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hun- 
dred and seven, to wit : — 

From the receipts of said school now in the treasury of 
the Commonwealth, the sum of forty-six thousand seven 
hundred and fifty-seven dollars, and from the treasury of 
the Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum in 
addition not exceeding one hundred seventy-seven thousand 
seven hundred and forty-three dollars. 

For the city of Waltham for the annual assessment due 
from the Commonwealth toward maintaining and operat- 
ing a system of sewage disposal at the ]\Iassachusetts School 
for the Feeble-Minded, the sum of eight hundred twenty 
dollars and eighty-nine cents, as provided for in section 
three of chapter eighty-three of the acts of the year eight- 
een hundred and ninety-three. 

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

Approved Fchnianj 5, 1007. 



City of 
Waltham. 



Chap. 71 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

OF THE MEDFIELD INSANE ASYLUM. 



Appropria- 
tion. 



Medfield in- 
sane asylum. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid for the maintenance of the Medfield 
insane asylum during the fiscal year ending on the thir- 
tieth day of November, nineteen hundred and seven, to 
wit : — 

From the receipts of said liosj)ital now in the treasury 
of the Commonwealth, the sum of eleven thousand five 
hundred ninety-six dollars and sixty-eight cents, and from 
the treasury of the Commonwealth from the ordinary rev- 
enue, a sum in addition not exceeding two hundred sixty- 
four thousand eight hundred three dollars and thirty-two 
cents. 

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

Approved February 5, 1007. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 72, 73, 74. 53 



An Act makixg an appropkiation for the maintenance (JJkip^ 72 
of the northampton state hospital. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid for the maintenance of the J^ortham|> 
ton state hospital during the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of Xovember, nineteen hundred and seven, 
to wit : — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury Northampton 
of the Commonwealth, the sum of forty-two thousand seven 
hundred sixty-eight dollars and ninety-five cents, and from 
the treasury of the Commonwealth from the ordinary rev- 
enue, a sum in addition not exceeding one hundred twelve 
thousand two hundred thirty-one dollars and five cents. 

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

Approved February 5, 1907. 



' Chap. 73 



An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 
of the worcester insane hospital. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid for the maintenance of the Worcester *'°°- 
insane hospital during the fiscal year ending on the thir- 
tieth day of jSTovember, nineteen hundred and seven, to 
wit : — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury Worcester in- 
of the Commonwealth, the sum of sixty-five thousand eight ^^""^ hospital. 
hundred forty-seven dollars and two cents, and from the 
treasury of the Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum in addition not exceeding one hundred eighty-four 
thousand one hundred fiftj'-two dollars and ninety-eight 
cents. 

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

Approved February 5, 1907. 

An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance ni^njy 74 

OF the TAUNTON INSANE HOSPITAL. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid for the maintenance of the Taunton *'°"" 
insane hospital during the fiscal year ending on the thir- 



54 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 75, 76. 



Taunton in- 
sane hospital. 



tieth day of November, nineteen hundred and seven, to 
wit : — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury 
of the Commonwealth, the sum of thirty-three thousand 
one hundred sixty-three dollars and twenty-six cents, and 
from the treasury of the Commonwealth from the ordinary 
revenue, a sum in addition not exceeding one hundred sev- 
enty thousand two hundred thirty-six dollars and seventy- 
four cents. 

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

Approved February 5, 1907. 



Chap. 75 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

OF THE STATE COLONY FOR THE INSANE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The simis hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid for the maintenance of the state colonj'^ 
for the insane during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of ^November, nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

From the receipts of said colony for the insane now in 
the treasury of the Commonwealth, the sum of eleven hun- 
dred fourteen dollars and thirty-one cents, and from the 
treasury of the Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum in addition not exceeding eighty-three thousand eight 
hundred eighty-five dollars and sixty-nine cents. 

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

Approved February 5, 1007. 



Appropria- 
tion. 



State colony 
for the insane. 



Chap. 76 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 
OF the westborough insane hospital. 



Appropria- 
tion. 



Westborough 
insane hos- 
pital. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid for the maintenance of the Westborough 
insane hospital during the fiscal year ending on the thir- 
tieth day of November, nineteen hundred and seven, to 
wit: — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury 
of the Commonwealth, the sum of fifty-five thousand three 
hundred seventy-five dollars and sixty-four cents, and from 
the treasury of the Commonwealth from the ordinary 
revenue, a sum in. addition not exceeding one hundred 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 77, 78, 79. 55 

forty-eight thousand four hundred twenty-four doRars and 
thirty-six cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take efFeet ujion its passage. 

Approved February 5, 1907. 

An Act to change the name of the American loan and (Jhd'n 77 

TRUST COMPANY TO AMERICAN TRUST COMPANY. -^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The name of the American Loan and Trust Name changed. 
Company, incorporated by chapter eighty of the acts of 
the year eighteen hundred and eighty-one, and located in 
the city of Boston, is hereby changed to American Trust 
Company. 

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

Approved February 7, 1907. 

An Act to extend the time witeiin avhicii the con- (Ji^n^j 7Q 

TRACTORS MUTUAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COMPANY MAY ^ ' 

BEGIN TO ISSUE POLICIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The period during which The Contractors Mutual Lia- Time in which 
bility Insurance Company, incorporated by chapter two or^^^u^uaf* 
hundred and thirty-four of the acts of the year nineteen ^uranceVom- 
hundred and five, is authorized to begin to issue ix)licies, panymay 

, , . , ~ ^ . begm to issue 

IS hereby extended so that said company may begin to policies ex- 
issue policies at any time prior to the first day of February 
in the year nineteen hundred and eight, subject to the pro- 
visions of its act of incorporation. 

Approved February 7 , 1907. 

An Act relative to making annual returns by cities f^hnqj 79 

AND TOWNS TO THE BUREAU OF STATISTICS OF LABOR. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The chief of the bureau of statistics of u°°"j'-e/|n"i""^ 
labor may employ in his department two clerks, who shall towns to the 
have charge of the compilation of municipal returns made tistics of labor, 
to the said bureau, one at a salary of two thousand dollars 
a year, and one at a salary of fifteen hundred dollars a 
year; and he may expend for necessary blanks, and for 
travel, incidental, clerical and contingent expenses neces- 
sary properly to carry out the act providing for such re- 



56 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 80, 81. 

turns, such smn of money as the general court shall 
ajDpropriate. 
Repeal. Section 2. Scctiou three of chapter two hundred and 

ninety-six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six 
is hereby rej^ealed. 

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

Approved February 7, 1907. 

Chap. 80 An Act to PEoyiDE for certain incidental expenses of 

THE SUPERIOR COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

pensis"oMhe' Section 1. There may annually be expended out of 
superior court. ^}jq treasury of the Commonwealth not more than four 
hundred dollars, for printing, for transportation of papers 
and documents, and for certain other expenses incident to 
the work of the superior court, to be expended under the 
direction of the chief justice thereof. 

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

Approved February 7 , 1907. 

Chap. 81 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 
expenses of the gas and electric light commis- 
sioners. 

Be it enacted, etc., os follows: 

^PP™P"^' Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 

priated, to be paid out of the Gas and Electric Light Com- 
missioners' Fund, for the purposes specified, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of Noyember, nineteen 
hundred and seven, to wit : — 

trfcHght^com- ^^r the Salaries of the commissioners, eleyen thousand 

missioners. dollarS. 

Ssilt^^iee -^o^* clerical assistance to the commissioners, a sum not 

exceeding forty-fiye hundred dollars. 

Expenses. YoT statistics, books and stationery, and for the neces- 

sary ex]:)enses of the commissioners, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-fiye hundred dollars. 

Inspection of j^qj. ^he inspcctiou of electric meters, a sum not exceed- 

electnc meters. , i ' 

ing one thousand dollars. 
Gas inspector. f^^j. |jjg salary of the gas inspector, twenty-fiye hundred 

dollars. 
First assistant. YoY the Salary of the first assistant inspector, fifteen 

hundred dollars. 



Acts, 1907.— Chap. 82. 57 

For the salary of the second assistant inspector, twelve second assist- 
hundred dollars. 

For compensation of deputies, travelling expenses, appa- Expenses, 
ratus, office rent and other incidental expenses, a sum not 
exceeding seven thousand dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual report of the com- Annual report, 
missioners, a sum not exceeding sixteen hundred dollars. 

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

Approved Fehruary 7, 1907. 

An Act making appropriations for payment of state (JJidj) g2 

AND military AID AND EXPENSES IN CONNECTION THERE- ^ * 

WITH. 

Be if enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth *'°"^' 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes speciiied, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For reimbursing cities and to^^^ls for money paid on state and 
account of state and military aid to Massachusetts volun- "^''^t^ry aid. 
teers and their families, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 
and fifty-six thousand dollars, the same to be paid on or 
before the fifteenth day of IS^ovember in the year nineteen 
hundred and seven. 

For the salary of the commissioner of state aid and j)en- commissioner 
sions, twenty-five hundred dollars. and*pen^io1is. 

For the salary of the deputy commissioner of state aid Deputy, 
and pensions, two thousand dollars. 

For salaries of the agents of the commissioner of state Agents. 
aid and pensions, forty-two hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the bookkeeper of the commissioner of Bookkeeper, 
state aid and |iensions, thirteen hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of additional clerks of the commissioner Additional 
of state aid and pensions, a sum not exceeding five thou- '''®'"''*- 
sand and eighty dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses of the commis- Expenses, 
sioner of state aid and pensions, to include necessary travel, 
a sum not exceeding eighteen hundred and twenty dollars. 

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

Approved February 7, 1907. 



58 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 83, 84. 



Chap. 83 An Act making appeopriations for the expenses op 

THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS NAUTICAL 
TRAINING SCHOOL. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Massachusetts 
nautical train- 
ing scliool. 



Expenses of 
commission- 
ers. 



Be it enacted, etc, as follows: 

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

For the current expenses of the Massachusetts nautical 
training school, a sum not exceeding fifty-eight thousand 
dollars. 

For the necessary expenses of the commissioners, includ- 
ing the salary of the secretary, clerical services, printing, 
stationery, and contingent expenses, and for printing and 
binding the annual report of the commission, a sum not 
exceeding five thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 7, 1907. 



Char). 84 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE OFFICE OF THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH, 



Appropria- 
tions. 



State board of 
health, secre- 
tary. 

Expenses. 



Inspection of 
milk, etc. 



Examination 
of sewer 
outlets. 

Antitoxin and 
vaccine lymph. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

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

For the salary of the secretary of the state board of 
health, four thousand dollars. 

For the general work of the state board of health, in- 
cluding necessary travelling exj^enses, a sum not exceeding 
twenty thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses in connection with the ins}3ec- 
tion of milk, food and drugs, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand five hundred dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the examination of sewer 
outlets, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the production and dis- 
tribution of antitoxin and vaccine lymph, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 85, 86. 59 

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

For services of engineers, chemists, biologists and other Engineers, 

_ , ctlGHllstS etc 

assistants, and for other expenses made necessary m pro- 
tecting the purity of inland waters, a sum not exceeding 
thirty -five thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 7, 1907. 

An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance (JJi^p^ 85 

OP THE FOXBOROUGH STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted;, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The sum hereinafter mentioned is appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid for the maintenance of the Foxborough 
state hospital during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of I^ovember, nineteen hundred and seve'ii, to wit : — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury Foxborough 
of the Commonwealth, the sum of twenty-one thousand ^^^^^ °''^'*^ ' 
four hundred forty-two dollars and seventy-four cents. 

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

Approved February 7, 1907. 

An Act relative to the assistant assessors of the city (JJi^p^ gg 

OF SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter one hundred and i873. i26, § 2, 

•1 I'll! amended. 

twenty-Six of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
seventy-three is hereby amended by striking out the words 
" not exceeding eight ", in the twelfth line, so as to read 
as follows: — Section 2. The city council of the city of Assistant as- 

•^ "J sessors, city of 

Springfield, shall within fr^vo months after the passage of Springfield, 
this act, elect by ballot in joint convention, three assessors, 
one to hold office for three years, one for two years, and 
one for one year from the first day of April of the year 
eighteen hundred and seventy- three ; and shall thereafter 
annually, within sixty days after the organization of the 
council, elect in like manner one assessor to hold ofiice for 
the term of three years from the first day of April in the 
year of such election. Said council shall at the same times 
and in the same manner, elect such number of assistant 
assessors as said council may from time to time by ordi- 
nance prescribe, who shall hold office for the term of one 



60 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 87. 



year from the first day of April in the year of their elec- 
tion, and shall assist the assessors in doing their dnties, in 
snoh manner and with such compensation as shall be pre- 
scribed by ordinance of the city council. 

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

Approved February 7, 1907. 



Chap. 87 An Act making appropriations for the compensation 

AND EXPENSES OF THE COMMISSIONERS ON FISHERIES AND 
GAME. 

Be it enacted,, etc., as folloivs: 

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

For the compensation of the commissioners on fisheries 
and game, a sum not exceeding fifty-six hundred and thirty 
dollars. 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the com- 
missioners on fisheries and game, including the printing 
and binding of the annual report, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-nine hundred and seventy-five dollars. 

For clerical services in the office of the commissioners 
on fisheries and game, a sum not exceeding eighteen hun- 
dred and seventy-five dollars. 

For the enforcement of the laws relating to fisheries and 
game, and for the propagation and distribution of fish, 
birds and other animals, running expenses, rent and main- 
tenance of hatcheries, a sum not exceeding thirty-four thou- 
sand seven hundred and forty-five dollars. 

For the expense of stocking great ponds with food fish, 
a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For the expense of stocking brooks with food fish, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred dollars. 

For the expenses of an investigation as to the propaga- 
tion of oysters, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For the expenses of an investigation as to the propaga- 
tion of quahaugs, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For the expenses of a survey of an area available for the 
propagation of clams, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Commissioners 
on fisheries 
and game. 



Expenses. 



Clerical ser- 
vices. 



Enforcement 
of laws, etc. 



Stocking great 
ponds. 

Stocking 
brooks. 



Propagation of 
oysters. 

Propagation of 
quahaugs. 



Propagation of 
clams. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 88, 89. 61 



For the expenses of an investigation as to the feeding investigat 



ion 



and breeding habits of scallops and lobsters, a sum not fobslers".^^ '^^ 
exceeding iifteen hundred dollars. 

For the protection of lobsters with eggs attached, a snni Protection of 
not exceeding fonr thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 7, 1907. 

An Act to authorize the rubber manufacturers mutual (Jhaj). 88 

INSURANCE COMPANY TO DO A GENERAL FIRE INSURANCE 
BUSINESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Rubber Manufacturers Mutual Insur- The Rubber 
ance Company of Boston, Massachusetts, is hereby author- Mutual insur- 
ized to issue policies of insurance against loss or damage ma'^y do™ gen'^ 
by fire upon other kinds of property, real and personal, aSle^buskie^s' 
in addition to the class named in the charter of the com- 
pany. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- when to take 
ance by a majority of the members of the company present 
and voting at a meeting of the company legally called. 

Approved February 7, 1907. 

An Act to authorize the city of lawrence to obtain a (JJiap 89 

TEMPORARY SUPPLY OF WATER FROM THE TOWN OF NORTH 
ANDOVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lawrence, for the purpose of P®.'''*^ j'l 
obtaining a temporary additional supply of water, may extend its 

o X ./ _ J. -\T 1 A 1 water pipes 

extend its water pipes into the town ot JNorth Aiidover into the town 
and may connect said pipes with the pipes of the ISTorth dover, etc 
Andover water works at such point or points as may be 
approved by the water commissioners of said town. At 
the expiration of the time named in section two of this act 
all connection of the pipes of said town and city shall be 
discontinued. 

Section 2. The town of Xorth Andover, acting by its The town of 
water commissioners or board of public works, is hereby may suppiy^^' 
authorized to take such quantity of water from the gi-eat ^ty"f*Law- 
pond in said to^vn, in addition to the quantity wdiich it is rence, etc. 
now authorized by law to take, as the state board of health 
may designate, and to supply the same daily to the city of 



may 



62 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 90. 



Payment of 
damages. 



Commissioners 
may be ap- 
pointed to 
determine 
amount to be 
paid by the 
city of Law- 
rence, etc. 



Lawrence for a period not exceeding six months from the 
passage of this act ; but nothing herein contained shall re- 
quire said town to diminish the quantity of water required 
for its own daily needs or to furnish more to said city than 
its present pumps and machinery can furnish by reason- 
able use thereof. 

Section 3. The city of Lawrence shall pay all damages 
that msij be sustained by any person or corporation by the 
taking or supplying of water or by extending its pipes and 
making connections with the pipes of the ISTorth Andover 
water works, or by reason of any other act done by said 
city or said town under the authority of this act ; and such 
damages shall be assessed and determined in the manner 
provided hj chapter forty-eight of the Revised Laws, and 
any petition for such damages shall be filed within three 
years after the supply of water to said city under this act 
has ceased. 

Section 4. The city of Lawrence shall pay to the to^^^l 
of Xorth Andover for the water so obtained a sum which 
may mutually he agreed upon, or, in case of a disagreement 
as to the amount to be paid, the superior court for the 
county of Essex shall, upon petition, appoint one or more 
commissioners to hear the parties and to report to the court 
the facts, or the facts with evidence, which report when 
finally approved by the court shall be binding upon the 
parties. The compensation of said commissioner or com- 
missioners shall be fixed by the court and paid in the same 
manner as are the fees of auditors appointed by the court. 

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

Approved Fehrvanj 8, 1007. 



Chci'p. 90 -^^ -^CT TO ESTABLISH THE BOUNDARY LINE BETAVEEN THE 
CITY OF AVORCESTER AND THE TOWN OF GRAFTON. 



Bounflary line 
between 



lished. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The followine; described line shall hereafter 

oeiween n • i i • n ttt 1 

Worcester and be the bouudarv line between the city oi W orcester and 

Grafton estab- , a ^ "^ n -i-i • • , ... . 

the town of Graiton : — Beginning at a granite monument 
standing at the corner of the city of Worcester and the 
towns of Grafton and Millbury, in latitude forty-two 
degrees, fourteen minutes, sixteen and eighty-eight hun- 
dredths seconds, and longitude seventy-one degrees, forty- 
four minutes, two and five hundredths seconds; thence 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 91. 63 

north twenty-six degrees, twelve minutes east, true bearing, 
thirteen hundred and fortj-four feet to a point in Flints 
pond, at the corner of the city of Worcester and the towns 
of Grafton and Shrewsbury, in latitude forty-two degrees, 
fourteen minutes, twenty-eight and eighty hundredths sec- 
onds, and longitude seventj^-one degrees, forty-three min- 
utes, fifty -four and sixteen hundredths seconds. 

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

Approved February 11, 1907. 

An Act to establish the boundary line between the (J/idy 9;[ 

TOWNS OF SHREWSBURY AND WESTBOROUGH. "^ 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1. The following described line shall hereafter Boundary line 
be the boundary line between the towns of Shrewsbury shrrwlbury 
and Westborough : — Beginning at a granite monument borough'es- 
standing at the corner of the towns of ISTorthborough, tabiished. 
Shrewsbury and Westborough, in latitude forty-two de- 
grees, sixteen minutes, forty-three and seventy-two hun- 
dredths seconds, and longitude seventy-one degrees, forty 
minutes, fourteen and thirteen hundredths seconds ; thence 
south thirty-four degrees, sixteen minutes east, true bear- 
ing, fifty-two hundred and sixty-one feet to a granite monu- 
ment standing on the northwesterly side of a highway, at 
an angle in the present boundary line ; thence south fifty- 
five degrees, fifty-two minutes west, true bearing, thirty- 
seven hundred and forty-three feet to a granite monument 
standing in a wall, at an angle in the present boundary 
line; thence south thirty-two degrees, five minutes west, 
true bearing, twenty-nine hundred and sixty-seven feet to 
a granite monument standing in woodland at the southern 
end of a wall, at an angle in the present boundary line; 
thence south thirty-nine degrees, nine minutes east, true 
bearing, eight hundred and fifty-two feet to a granite 
monument standing at the corner of the towns of Grafton, 
Shrewsl)ury and Westborough, in latitude forty-two de- 
grees, fifteen minutes, eight and sixty-six hundredths sec- 
onds, and longitude seventy-one degrees, forty minutes, 
twenty-nine and seventy-five hundredths seconds. 

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

Approved Fehruary 11, 1907. 



64 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 92, 93. 



Boundary line 
between 
Charlton and 
Oxford estab- 
lished. 



Chaj). 92 An Act to establish the boundary line between the 

TOWNS OF CHARLTON AND OXFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following described line shall hereafter 
be the boundary line between the towns of Charlton and 
Oxford : — Beginning at a granite monument standing at 
the corner of the towns of Charlton, Leicester and Oxford, 
in latitude forty-two degrees, eleven minutes, twenty-seven 
and twenty-eight hundredths seconds, and longitude sev- 
enty-one degrees, fifty-five minutes, two and seventy-eight 
hundredths seconds ; thence south eight degrees, thirty-two 
minutes east, true bearing, thirty-one thousand nine hun- 
dred and sixty-eight feet, passing through a granite monu- 
ment standing in woodland, at an angle in the present 
boundary line, to a point six hundred and fifty-four feet 
beyond said monument ; thence south seventy-three degrees, 
seven minutes west, true bearing, thirty-five hundred and 
seventeen feet, passing through two granite inonimients 
standing in walls, at angles in the present boundary line, 
to a jx)int fourteen hundred and fifty-five feet beyond the 
second monument; thence south eleven degrees, ten min- 
utes east, true bearing, thirty-seven hundred and twenty- 
nine feet, ])assing through a granite monument standing 
two hundred and thirty-three feet distant at the southwest 
corner of a wall, at an angle in the present boundary line, 
to a granite monument standing at the corner of the 
towns of Charlton, Dudley and Oxford, in latitude forty- 
two degrees, five minutes, twenty -eight and seventy-four 
hundredths seconds, and longitude seventy-one degrees, 
fifty-four minutes, thirty-four and ninety-two hundredths 
seconds. 

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

Approved Fclruanj 11, 1907. 



Chap. 93 An Act to establish the boundary line between the 

TOWNS OF SHREWSBURY AND GRAFTON. 



Boundary line 
between 
Shrewsbury 
and Grafton 
established. 



Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The following described line shall hereafter 
be the boundary line between the towns of Shrewsbury 
and Grafton : — Beginning at a granite monument stand- 
ing at the corner of the towns of Grafton, Shrewsbury 



Acts, 1907. — CiiAr. 94. 65 

and Westborough, in latitude forty-two degrees, fifteen Boundary ime 
minntes, eight and sixty-six hnndredtlis seconds, and longi- Shrewsbury 
tude seventy-one degrees, forty minutes, twenty-nine and estlwfslfed? 
seventy-five hundredths seconds ; thence south seventy-nine 
degrees, fifty-five minutes west, true bearing, eighty-three 
hundred and three feet to a granite monument standing 
in a wall, at an angle in the present boundary line ; thence 
south fifty-five degrees, thirty-one minutes west, true bear- 
ing, two thousand and seventy-four feet to a granite monu- 
ment standing in a wall on the northerly side of Grafton 
street, at an angle in the present boundary line ; thence 
south eighty-nine degrees, three minutes west, true bear- 
ing, nineteen hundred and two feet to a granite monument 
standing at a junction of walls on the summit of a hill, 
at an angle in the present boundary line ; thence south 
sixty-nine degrees, two minutes west, true bearing, thirty- 
eight hundred and forty-three feet to a point in Flints 
pond at the corner of the towns of Grafton and Shrews- 
bury and the city of Worcester, in latitude forty-two 
degrees, fourteen minutes, twenty-eight and eighty hun- 
dredths seconds, and longitude seventy-one degrees, forty- 
three minutes, fifty-four and sixteen hundredths seconds. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved Fchruanj 11, 1907. 

An Act to establish the boundary line between the (JJian. 94 

TOWNS OF GRAFTON AND WESTBOROUGH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following described line shall hereafter Boundary line 
be the boundary line between the towns of Grafton and Grafton and 
Westborough : — Beginning at a granite monument stand- estabiishedf ^ 
ing at the corner of the towns of Grafton, Shrewsbury and 
Westborough, in latitude forty-two degrees, fifteen min- 
utes, eight and sixty-six hundredths seconds, and longitude 
seventy-one degrees, forty minutes, twenty-nine and sev- 
enty-five hundredths seconds ; thence south three degrees, 
twelve minutes east, true bearing, thirteen hundred and 
seventy-six feet to a granite monument standing on the 
northerly side of ISTourse street, at an angle in the present 
boundary line ; thence south thirty-one degrees, forty-six 
minutes east, true bearing, sixteen hundred and sixty-six 
feet to a granite monument standing in a wall, at an angle 
in the present boundary line ; thence north seventy-eight 



66 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 95. 



Boundary line 
between 
Millbury and 
Oxford estab- 
lished. 



degrees, forty minutes east, true bearing, six thousand and 
fifty feet to a granite monument standing on the northerly 
side of a wall about one hundred feet east of Jasper street, 
at an angle in the present boundary line ; thence south nine 
degrees, six minutes east, true bearing, seventy-eight hun- 
dred and seventy-three feet to a granite monument stand- 
ing at the corner of the towns of Grafton, Upton and 
Westborough, in latitude forty-two degrees, thirteen min- 
utes, thirty-six and four hundredths seconds, and longitude 
seventy-one degrees, thirty-eight minutes, forty-one and 
sixty-five hundredths seconds. 

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

Approved February 11, 1907. • 

Chaj). 95 An Act to establish the boundary line between the 

TOWNS OF MILLBURY AND OXFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following described line shall hereafter 
be the boundary line between the towns of Millbury and 
Oxford : — Beginning at a granite monument standing at 
the corner of the towns of Auburn, Millbury and Oxford, 
in latitude forty-two degrees, nine minutes, fifty-one and 
forty-nine hundredths seconds, and longitude seventy-one 
degrees, forty-nme minutes, fifty-five and twelve hun- 
dredths seconds ; thence north sixty-nine degrees, twelve 
minutes east, true bearing, sixteen hundred and eight feet 
to a granite slab standing in woodland, at an angle in the 
present boundary line; thence south three degrees, twenty- 
five minutes east, true bearing, twenty-one hundred and 
fifty-four feet to a granite boulder standing in woodland 
at the northeast corner of a wall, at an angle in the present 
boundary line; thence south sixty-eight degrees, eighteen 
minutes west, true bearing, twenty-six hundred and twenty- 
six feet to a granite monument standing in Avoodland at a 
junction of walls, at an angle in the present boundary 
line ; thence south seven degrees, eight minutes east, true 
bearing, eight hundred and thirty-two feet to a rough 
boulder standing in woodland at a jimction of walls, at an 
angle in the present boundary line; thence north sixty- 
seven degrees, fifty-nine minutes east, true bearing, one 
thousand and sixty-three feet to a rough granite monument 
standing on the southerly corner of two streets, at a point 
in the present boundary line; thence south seventy-nine 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 96. 67 

degrees, forty-nine minutes east, true bearing, fifteen hun- 
dred and fortj-eight feet to a rough granite monument 
standing in woodland on the northerly side of a wall, at 
an angle in the present boundary line; thence south eight- 
een degrees, thirty-six minutes west, true bearing, four 
thousand and twenty-five feet to a granite monument stand- 
ing at the corner of the towns of Millbury, Oxford and 
Sutton, in latitude forty-two degrees, eight minutes, forty- 
one and sixty-nine hundredths seconds, and longitude 
seventy-one degrees, forty-nine minutes, forty-eight and 
twenty-one hundredths seconds. 

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

Approved February 11, 1907. 

Ax Act to establish thi: bouxdary lixe betweex the CJJku)^ 9g 

TOWXS or CHARLTOX AXD SOUTHBRIDGE. -^* 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following described line shall hereafter Boundary line 
be the boundary line between the towns of Charlton and chariton and 
Southbridge : — Beginning at a granite monument stand- established.^ 
ing at the corner of the towns of Charlton, Southbridge 
and Sturbridge, in latitude forty-two degrees, six minutes, 
twenty-four and forty-six hundredths seconds, and longi- 
tude seventy-two degrees, two minutes, twenty-nine and 
twenty-nine hundredths seconds ; thence north sixty-eight 
degrees, fifteen minutes east, true bearing, thirteen hun- 
dred and seventy-eight feet to a gi'anite monument stand- 
ing about forty feet west of a highway, at an angle in the 
present boundary line ; thence south sixty-five degrees east, 
true bearing, ninety-nine hundred and seventy feet to a 
granite monument standing at the southwest corner of a 
wall on the summit of a hill, at an angle in the present 
boundary line ; thence north seventy degrees, thirty-three 
minutes east, true bearing, thirteen hundred and ninety- 
eight feet to a gi'anite monument standing in a wooded 
swamp, at an angle in the present boundary line ; thence 
south eight degrees, fourteen minutes east, true bearing, 
thirty-eight hundred and ninety-eight feet to a granite 
monument standing in woodland at a junction of walls, 
at an angle in the present boundary line ; thence north 
eighty-one degrees, thirty-eight minutes east, true bearing, 
six hundred and four feet to a granite monument standing 
in a wall on the easterly side of an old road, at an angle 



68 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 97. 



Boundary line 
between 
Charlton and 
Southbridge 
established. 



Chap. 



in the present boundary line; thence sonth eleven degrees, 
forty-one minutes east, trne bearing, sixteen hundred and 
twenty-eight feet to a granite monument standing at the 
southeast corner of a wall, at an angle in the present 
boundary line; thence south seventy degrees, forty-four 
minutes west, true bearing, eleven hundred and twenty- 
eight feet to a granite monument standing at the northwest 
corner of a wall on the easterly side of an old road, at an 
angle in the present boundary line ; thence south seven de- 
grees, thirty-nine minutes east, true bearing, seventeen hun- 
dred and eighteen feet to a granite monument standing on a 
hill at a junction of walls, at an angle in the present bound- 
ary line ; thence north seventy-three degrees, three minutes 
east, true bearing, nine hundred and twenty-one feet, pass- 
ing through and sixty-eight feet beyond a granite mon- 
ument standing at an angle in the present boundary line; 
thence south two degrees, thirty-six minutes west, true 
bearing, two thousand and fifty-three feet, passing through 
a granite monument three hundred and thirty-three feet 
distant, standing in a wall at an angle in the present 
boundary line, to a granite monument standing at the cor- 
ner of the towns of Charlton, Dudley and Southbridge, in 
latitude forty-two degrees, four minutes, twenty-one and 
thirty-eight hundredths seconds, and longitude seventy-one 
degrees, fifty-nine minutes, thirty-five and ninety-one hun- 
dredths seconds. 

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

App-oved February 11, 1907. 



97 An Act to establish the bouxdary lin^e between the 
towns of dudley an'd southbridge. 



Boundary line 
between 
Dudley and 
Southbridge 
established. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following described line shall hereafter 
be the boundary line between the towns of Dudley and 
Southbridge : — Beginning at a granite monument stand- 
ing at the corner of the towns of Charlton, Dudley and 
Southbridge, in latitude forty-two degrees, four minutes, 
twenty-one and thirty-eight hundredths seconds, and longi- 
tude seventy-one degrees, fifty-nine minutes, thirty-five and 
ninety-one hundredths seconds ; thence south two degrees, 
fifty-five minutes Avest, true bearing, twenty-six hundred 
and twenty-one feet to a granite monument standing about 
one hundred and fifty feet northwesterly from the dwelling 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 98. 69 

occupied by A. Diipuis, at an angle in the present bound- be°twe!'"^ ''^^ 
arv line : thence south nine decTees, fifty-one minutes east, Dudley and 

" I • 1 -iii'i 1 r bouthbndge 

true bearing, about twenty-eight hundred and seven leet established, 
to a point in the middle of Quinebaug river, one hundred 
and ten feet north, nine degrees, fifty-one minutes west, 
true bearing, from a granite monument standing on the 
southerly bank of the river ; theuce southeasterly down the 
middle of the river about seventeen hundred feet; thence 
southerly in a straight line, passing through a granite mon- 
ument standing on the southerly side of the road leading 
from Quinebaug to Southbridge, to a granite monument 
standing in woodland, at an angle in the present boundary 
line, in latitude forty-two degrees, two minutes, forty and 
sixty-six hundredths seconds, and longitude seventy-one de- 
grees, fifty-nine minutes, twenty-two and twenty-four hun- 
dredths seconds ; thence south seventeen degrees, sixteen 
minutes west, true bearing, fifty-one hundred and seventy- 
six feet to a granite monument, formerly known as " the 
great monument ", standing in a pile of rocks, at an angle 
in the present boundary line ; thence south sixteen degrees 
east, true bearing, fifteen hundred and fifty feet to the 
boundary line between the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts and the state of Connecticut, at the corner of the 
towms of Dudley, Southbridge and Woodstock. 

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

Approved February 11, 1907. 

An Act to include the town of dana within the judi- (Jhrtrt 98 

CIAL district of THE FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF NORTHERN ^ * 

WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoirs: 

Section 1. The towui of Dana is hereby annexed to to^^ti of Dana 
and made part of the judicial district of the First District fud^ctaiVistrict 
Court of Xorthern Worcester, but this act shall not affect Diiti-Lf Court 
any suit or other proceeding pending at the time of its wiJceste'r™ 
taking effect. 

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

Approved Fehnianj 11, 1907. 



70 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 99, 100. 



R. L. 92, § 5, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 99 An Act relative to the great American herring gull 

AND THE GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter ninety-two of the Revised. Laws, 
as amended by chapter one hundred and sixty-two of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and three, and by chap- 
ter four hundred and fourteen of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and five, is hereby further amended by 
striking out the words " but the provisions of this section 
shall not apply to the great American herring gull nor to 
the great black-backed gull between the first day of No- 
vember and the first day of May following ", at the end 
of said section as amended, so as to read as follows : — 
Section 5. WHioever takes or kills a plover, snipe, sand- 
piper, rail or any of the so-called shore, marsh or beach 
birds between the first day of March and the fifteenth day 
of July, a Bartramian sandpiper, also called upland plover, 
before the fifteenth day of July in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and ten, a wild or passenger pigeon, a Carolina or 
mourning dove, a gull or tern at any time, shall be pun- 
ished by a fine of ten dollars for every bird so taken or 
killed. Approved Fehruary IJf, 1907. 



Protection of 
shore, marsh 
and beach 
birds, etc. 



Chap 



Appropria- 
tions, WelHng- 
ton bridge. 



Care and 
maintenance. 



.100 An Act making appropriations for the care and main- 
tenance OF WELLINGTON BRIDGE BY THE METROPOLITAN 
PARK COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the Metropolitan Parks System, 
Wellington Bridge Maintenance Fund, for the care and 
maintenance of Wellington bridge by the metropolitan park 
commission, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and seven, in accordance 
with the provisions of chapter four hundred and ninety- 
one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and one, to 
wit : — 

For care and maintenance, including drawtenders, labor, 
lighting, watering, supplies and miscellaneous expenses, 
a sum not exceeding forty-four hundred and fifty dol- 
lars. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 101. 71 



For compensation and exwnses of the apiX)i'tionment Apportion- 

■■■ Til • 1 • • 1 ment commis- 

commission, as approved by the supreme judicial court, sion. 
seven hundred forty-two dollars and forty cents. 

SECTioisr 2. This act shall take eifect upon its passage. 

Approved February 14, 1907. 



CkajJ.lOl 



An" Act making appropeiations foe the caee axd maix- 
tenance of boulevaeds axd paekwats ix chaege of 
the meteopolitax paek commissiox". 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated for the care and maintenance of boulevards and 
parkways in charge of the metropolitan park commission, 
during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
Xovemher, nineteen hundred and seven, one half of the 
amounts to be paid out of the current revenue and the 
other half to be assessed upon the metropolitan park dis- 
trict, as authorized by chapter four hundred and nineteen 
of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, 
to wit : — 

For the salaries of the metropolitan park commissioners. Metropolitan 
the sum of thirty-four hundred and fifty dollars (one half). ^oners°™™'^' 
For the salaries of the supervisor of construction, stenog- ^'^"''®' ^*<'- 
raphers, clerks and messenger, a sum not exceeding sev- 
enty-one hundred and thirty-five dollars (one half) ; and 
for extra clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars. 



For travelling, oflSce expenses and supplies, a sum not Expenses and 
exceeding sixty -eight hundred dollars. 

For labor, teaming and keep of horses, a sum not ex- Labor, etc 
ceeding thirty-eight thousand and fifty dollars. 

For the police, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight thou- Police, 
sand eight hundred dollars. 

For lighting parkways and boulevards, a sum not ex- Lighting park- 
ceeding twenty-one thousand five hundred and ninety-four ^^^''' 
dollars. 

For the watering of parkways and boulevards or its Watering park- 
equivalent, a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand four hun- '^^^^' ®^*^' 
dred dollars. 

For sundry miscellaneous expenses, a sum not exceed- Expenses. 
ing sixty-three hundred dollars. 



72 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 102. 



Extermination 
of gypsy, etc., 
moths. 

Apportion- 
ment commis- 
sion. 



For extermination of the gypsy and brown tail moths, 
a snm not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars. 

For compensation and expenses of the apportionment 
commission, as approved by the supreme judicial court, 
eight hundred thirty-eight dollars and sixty-seven cents 
(one half). 

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

Approved Fehruanj IJ/, 1907. 



Chap.102 An Act making approprt.vtions for the care of res- 
ervations UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE METROPOLITAN 
PARK COMMISSION. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Metropolitan 
park commis- 
sioners, 
salaries, etc. 



Expenses and 
supplies. 



Labor, etc. 



Police. 



Lighting res- 
ervations. 



Watering road 
ways, etc. 



Expenses and 
supplies. 



Be it enacted, etc., ns follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the Metropolitan Parks Mainte- 
nance Fund, for the care of reservations under the control 
of the metropolitan park commission, during the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hun- 
dred and seven, as provided by chapter four hundred and 
nineteen of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-nine, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the metropolitan park commissioners, 
the sum of thirty-four hundred and fifty dollars (one half). 
For the salaries of the secretary, paymaster and clerks of 
said commission, a sum not exceeding seventy-one hundred 
and thirty-five dollars (one half) ; and for extra clerical 
assistance, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For travelling, office expenses and supplies, including the 
printing and binding of the annual report, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixty-eight hundred dollars. 

For labor, teaming and keep of horses, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eighty-four thousand nine hundred and seventeen 
dollars. 

For the police under the charge of the metropolitan park 
commission, a sum not exceeding sixty-three thousand three 
hundred dollars. 

For lighting the reservations, a sum not exceeding eleven 
thousand one hundred and seventy-one dollars. 

For watering roadways or its equivalent, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eighty-two hundred dollars. 

For miscellaneous expenses and supplies, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixteen thousand eight hundred dollars. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 103, 104 73 

For exterminating the gypsy and brown tail moths, a Exterminating 
sum not exceeding one hundred and fifteen thousand nine motK'.^*^" 
hundred dollars. 

For comiiensation and expenses of the apportionment Apportion- 

i i ... nient rnmTi 

commission, as approved by the supreme judicial court, sion. 
eight hundred thirty-eight dollars and sixty-eight cents 
(one half). 

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

Approved Fehruary IJ^, 1907. 



ment com:nis- 



C^o^.103 



An Act to increase the amount which may be ex- 
pended BY THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY 
OF ESSEX FOR CONSTRUCTING A NEW BRIDGE OVER THE DAN- 
VERS RIVER BETWEEN THE CITIES OF SALEM AND BEVERLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter three hundred and ^mendJc? ' ^ ^' 
seventy-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
three is hereby amended by striking out the words " one 
hundred thousand ", in the tenth line, and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — one hundred and twenty-five 
thousand, — so as to read as follows : — Section 3. The Pa>-ment of 
expense of the laying out and construction of said bridge faj^ing^outand 
and approaches shall, in the first instance, be borne by the of'brid^'e*.'°" 
county of Essex ; and the commissioners of said county are 
hereby authorized and directed to borrow on the credit of 
said county such sums of money as may be necessary to 
comply with the provisions of this act. The cost of con- 
structing the said bridge and the approaches thereto, in- 
cluding any sums paid as damages for the taking of land 
or otherwise, shall not exceed the sum of one hundred and 
twenty-five thousand dollars ; and no money shall be ex- 
pended until the plans and specifications for the bridge 
and its approaches have been approved by the board of 
harbor and land commissioners. 

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

Approved Fehruanj IJ,, 1907. 



Chap.104: 



An Act relative to the trustees of the ayer home. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Trustees of the Ayer Home, incorpo- Trustees of the 
rated by chapter two hundred and seventy-three of the acts numbM°^r' 
of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, shall be ^^°- 



74 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 105. 

seven in number, all men, who shall be chosen by the pres- 
ent trustees. They and their successors shall be chosen, 
and vacancies in the board of trustees shall be declared 
and filled, in the manner provided by said chapter. 

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

Approved February 14, 1007. 

Chap.105 An Act relative to the north chelmsford fire district. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

fo^fkfeDTs-' Section 1. The ^"orth Chelmsford Fire District, for 

ActdiTdoi ^^^^ purposes mentioned in chapter one hundred and nine- 
teen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six, as 
amended by chapter five hundred and twenty-eight of the 
same year, may issue bonds, notes or certificates of debt 
signed by the treasurer of the district and countersigned 
by the chairman of the water commissioners, to be denom- 
inated on the face thereof, North Chelmsford Fire Dis- 
trict Loan, Act of 1907, to an amount not exceeding 
eighteen thousand dollars in addition to the amount here- 
tofore authorized to be issued by said district for the same 
jDurposes. Such bonds, notes or certificates of debt shall 
be issued upon the same terms and conditions and with the 
same powers on the part of said district as are specified in 
said chapter as amended, except that the annual propor- 
tionate pajanents thereof shall begin in the year nineteen 
hundred and sixteen. 

amikded' ^ ^*' Section 2. Scctiou fourteen of said chapter one hun- 
dred and nineteen is hereby amended by striking out the 
word " ten ", in the fifth line, and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — twelve, — so as to read as follows : — 

b''-'iaws°etc Section 14. Said district may adopt by-laws prescribing 
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 pro- 
vided in section twelve. Said district may also provide 
rules and regulations for the management of its water 
works, not inconsistent with this act or with the laws of 
the Commonwealth, and may choose such other officers 
not provided for in this act as it may deem necessary or 
proper. 

Certain pro- Section 3. All proceedings of the l^orth Chelmsford 

ceedings con- i i i i • 

firmed. Fire District at district meetings held prior to the passage 

of this act, so far as the same are in any way dependent 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 106. 75 

upon the calling thereof by warrant, are hereby confirmed 
and made valid to the same extent as if the word " ten ", 
in the fifth line of section fourteen of said chapter one hun- 
dred and nineteen had read '' twelve ", at the time when 
the same was enacted. 

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

Approved February 14, 1907. 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE BOARD OF 



; Chap.106 

charity, and FOR SUNDRY CHARITABLE EXPENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of i^ovember, 
nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 

For expenses of the state board of charity, including state board of 
travelling and other necessary expenses of the members, penses.' 
and salaries and expenses in the board's central office, a 
sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual report of the state Annual report, 
board of charity, a sum not exceeding nineteen hundred 
dollars. 

For salaries and expenses in the division of state adult ^'^"'* p"*""- 
I^oor, a sum not exceeding forty-one thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For salaries and expenses in the division of state minor Minor wards. 
wards, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the auxil- ^a^torsl"^ 
iary visitors of the state board of charity, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirteen hundred dollars. 

MISCELLANEOUS CHARITABLE. 

For transportation of state paupers under charge of the Transporta- 
state board of charity, including transportation of prison- paupers, 
ers released on probation from the state farm, and travel- 
ling and other expenses of probation visitors, for the present 
year and for previous years, a sum not exceeding fourteen 
thousand dollars. 



76 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 107. 



Indigent and 

neglected 

children. 



Dangerous 
diseases. 



Tuition of cer- 
tain children, 
etc. 



Sick state 
paupers. 



Burial of state 
paupers. 



Temporary 
aid, etc. 



Unsettled 
pauper infants. 



For the care and maintenance of indigent and neglected 
children and jnveuile offenders, for the present year and 
for previous years, to inclnde expenses in connection with 
the same, a snm not exceeding two hnndred and sixty thou- 
sand dollars. 

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

For tuition in the public schools in any city or town in 
the Commonwealth, including transportation to and from 
such schools, of children boarded out or bound out by the 
state board of charity, for the present year and for previous 
years, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars. 

For the support of sick state paui^ers hj cities and towns, 
for the present year and for previous years, the same to 
include cases of wife settlement, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
three thousand dollars. 

For the burial of state paupers by cities and towns, for 
the present year and for previous jenvs, a sum not exceed- 
ing seven thousand dollars. 

For temjxjrary aid rendered by cities and towns to state 
paupers and shipwrecked seamen, for the present year and 
for previous years, a sum not exceeding thirty-three thou- 
sand dollars. 

For the support and transportation of unsettled pauper 
infants in this Commonwealth, including infants in infant 
asylums, for the present year and for previous years, a 
sum not exceeding seventy-two thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February H, 1007. 



Chap.107 '^^ -^CT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR SALARIES AND EX- 
PENSES AT THE STATE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Indtistrial 
school for girls, 
salaries. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloirs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the state industrial school 
for girls, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For the payment of salaries, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
two thousand eight hundred eighteen dollars and thirty- 
seven cents. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 108, 109. 77 

For other current expenses, a snm not exceeding twenty- Expenses, 
eight thousand seven hundred and twenty-five dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 14, 1907. 

An Act to authgrizp: the city of woburn to issue addi- (Jf^j^j) ^08 

TIONAL water BONDS. ^ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Woburn, for the purposes men- Wobum Water 
tioned in section six of chapter three hundred and seven *'"^' 
of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and seventy-one, 
may issue from time to time notes, bonds or scrip, signed 
by its mayor, treasurer and city auditor, to be denominated 
on the face thereof, Woburn Water Scrip, to an amount 
not exceeding thirty thousand dollars in addition to the 
amounts heretofore authorized by law to be issued by the 
town or city of Woburn for the same purposes. Said notes, 
bonds or scrip shall be issued upon the same terms and 
conditions and with the same powers as are provided in 
said act for the issuing of the Woburn water loan by the 
town of Woburn. 

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

Approved February llf., 1907. 



Chap.109 



An Act making appropriations for the care and main- 
tenance OF THE NANTASKET BEACH RESERVATION BY THE 
METROPOLITAN PARK COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the Metropolitan Parks System, *"^''^' 
JSTantasket Maintenance Fund, for the care and mainte- 
nance of the Xantasket beach reservation by the metropoli- 
tan park commission, during the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and seven, 
these amounts to be repaid to the Commonwealth by the 
cities and towns in the metropolitan district in accordance 
with the provisions of chapter four hundred and sixty-four 
of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, 
to wit : — 

For the police, a sum not exceeding; eleven thousand Nantasket 

' -I . ■, 11111 beach police. 

eight hundred dollars. 



78 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 110, 111. 



Expenses and 
supplies. 



For labor, lighting, watering, supi:)lies and miscellane- 
ous expenses, a sum not exceeding ten thousand one hun- 
dred dollars. 

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

Approved Fehruary 16, 1907. 



.110 -^^" ^CT TO INCLUDE THE TOWN OF WILBRAHAM WITHIN THE 
JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF EASTERN 
HAMPDEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Wilbraham is hereby annexed 

to and made a part of the judicial district of the District 

Court of Eastern Hampden, but this act shall not aifect 

ern^Hampden. ^hj suit or Other proceeding pending at the time of its 

passage. 

Section 2. So much of chapter one hundred and sixty 
of the Revised Laws as is inconsistent herewith is hereby 
repealed. 

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

Approved Fehruary 16,. 1907. 



Ckajj 



To^-n of Wil- 
braham an- 
nexed to judi- 
cial district of 
the District 
Court of East- 



Repeal. 



ChaV-lll ^^ ^^'^ ^^ PROVIDE FOR THE PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION 
' OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL ENCAMPMENTS OF 

THE DEPARTMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS, GRAND ARMY OF 
THE REPUBLIC. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The secretary of the Commonwealth shall 
annually procure a copy of the proceedings of the annual 
encampment of the department of Massachusetts, Grand 
Army of the Republic held in that year, with the general 
orders, special orders, circulars and other papers forming 
part of the proceedings, and cause the same to be kept as 
part of the records of the Commonwealth. 

Section 2. The secretary shall annually cause copies 
of said copy to be printed and bound ; and shall cause one 
printed and bound copy to be sent to each city library, 
town library, and post of the Grand Army of the Republic 
in the Commonwealth, and shall cause the other copies to 
be distributed as the annual report of the secretary of the 
Commonwealth is distributed. 

Approved Fehruary 16, 1907. 



Proceedings of 
the annual en- 
campment, 
Grand Army 
of the Repub- 
lic. 



Distribution 
of report. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 112. 79 



An Act to incorporate the rock cemetery association. (J]iap.\Vl 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Charles X. Atwood, Lucius M. Fuller, Rock 
Abisha T. Clark, Jolin Merrihew, James F. Shurtleff, Al^ciatfon 
Deborah Thomas, Emily Cushman, Ephraim Thomas, Ed- i^'^^^po'^t^d. 
ward C. Smith, Sarah T. Thomas, John H. Evder, John 
A. Benson, Charles F. Cushman, Herbert L. Cushman, 
Alfred E, Thomas, Hiram Barrows, Amanda Wood, Sarah 
A. Gibbs, Hannah E. Sherman and Clement W. Barrows, 
their associates and successors, are hereby made a corpora- 
tion by the name of the Rock Cemetery Association, for 
the purpose of acquiring, holding, maintaining, improving 
and enlarging for a place of burial of the dead certain land 
set apart and known as the " Rock Cemetery ", situated at 
Rock, so-called, in the town of Middleborough, Massachu- 
setts. The said corporation shall have all the powers and 
privileges and shall be subject to all the restrictions and 
liabilities set forth in all general laws now or hereafter in 
force applicable to such corporations. 

Section 2. The said coriDoratiou is hereby authorized May acquire 

-, -, P . T 1 and hold 

to acquire possession and control oi said cemetery, and property, etc. 
may purchase from time to time and may acquire by gift, 
bequest, devise or otherwise, and may hold, so much real 
and personal property as may be necessary or appropriate 
for the purposes of said association : provided, that nothing proviso. 
herein contained shall affect the individual rights of pro- 
prietors in said cemetery. 

Section 3. Only persons who now are or who here- Membership of 
after become proprietors of lots in the land included in llifn^'^^"'^^' 
said cemetery, or which may hereafter be included in said 
cemetery, whether hj deed or otherwise, and who shall 
sign the by-laws of said corporation, shall be members of 
the corporation ; and whenever any person shall cease to be 
the proprietor of a lot, or of an interest in a lot, in said 
cemetery, he shall cease to be a member of the corporation. 

Section 4. The net proceeds of the sale of lots in the proceeds of 
lands of the corporation and all income received from any ®^'® °^ '°^®' ^**'' 
other source by said corporation, the use of which is not 
determined by a trust, shall be applied exclusively to the 
care, maintenance, improvement or embellishment of its 
cemetery and the structures therein, or to the purchase of 
additional land for cemetery purposes, and to the payment 



80 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 113. 



Grants, be- 
quests, etc. 



Officers, 
powers and 
duties, etc. 



of ciirrent and incidental exi>enses of the cemetery, and to 
no other purpose. 

Section 5. Said corporation is anthorized to take and 
hohl any grant, gift or bequest of property in trust given 
or bequeathed for the care,- protection, eml)ellishmen1, im- 
provement or extension of its cemetery, or for the care, em- 
bellishment, protection or improvement of any lot therein, 
or for the care, repair, preservation or removal of any mon- 
ument, tomb, fence or other structure therein, or for plant- 
ing a lot or its vicinity with trees or shrubs ; and when such 
gift or bequest is made the said corporation may give to 
the person making the same or to his representative an 
obligation binding the corporation to fulfill the terms of 
the trust. 

Section 6. Said corporation may by its by-laws pro- 
vide for such officers as may be necessary, and define their 
j)owers and duties, and may also provide for the care 
and management of the cemetery and for the sale of lots 
therein, and for the management of any funds which it 
may hold, and for any other matters incident to the pur- 
poses of the corporation. 

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

Approved Fehntary 16, 1007. 



Chaj 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Lyman and 
industrial 
schools, ex- 
penses of 
trustees. 



Agents. 



Boarding out 
children. 



j,X13 ^^^ A'^T MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR CERTAIN EXPENSES OF 
THE TRUSTEES OF THE LYMAN AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

For tra^'elling and other necessary expenses of the 
trustees of the Lyman and industrial schools, the same 
to include the printing and binding of their annual report, 
a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of such agents as the trustees 
of the Lyman and industrial schools may deem necessary 
to employ, a sum not exceeding ninety-three hundred dol- 
lars. 

For expenses in connection with boarding out children 
from the Lyman school for boys, under the authority of 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 114, 115. 81 

the trustees thereof, a sum not exceeding fifty-five hundred 
dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the care of probationers Care of pro- 
from the state industrial school, to include boarding out 
and other expenses of girls on probation, under the au- 
thority of the trustees of the Lyman and industrial schools, 
a sum not exceeding twelve thousand eight hundred dollars. 

For instruction in the public schools in any city or town instruction in 
of the Conmionwealth of children boarded out or bound ^" 
out by the trustees of the Lyman and industrial schools, 
a sum not exceeding eight hundred and fifty dollars. 

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

Approved February 16, 1907. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- Chaj).H4: 

PENSES at the LYMAN SCHOOL FOR BOYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

For the payment of salaries, a sum not exceeding thirty- Lyman school 
five thousand four hundred and sixty-six dollars. saLries!^' 

For other current expenses, a sum not exceeding fifty- Expenses. 
five thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 16, 1907. 

An Act making appropriations for continuing the QJiq^) X15 

publication of the province laws. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., a3 follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are ap])ro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth *'°°^" 
from the ordinary revenue, during the fiscal year ending 
on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
seven, for the purpose of completing the preparation and 
publication of the acts and resolves of the province of 
Massachusetts Bay, to wit : — 

For the salary of the editor, the sum of two thousand Idito'""^ '^^^' 
dollars. 

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



82 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 116, 117. 



Clerical 
service, etc. 

Expenses. 



Printing 
and binding. 



For clerical service and a messenger, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-six hundred dollars. 

For stationery, postage, travelling and other expenses in 
connection with the preparation and publication of the 
province laws, a sum not exceeding one hundred and fifty 
dollars. 

For jDrinting and binding such volumes as may be com- 
pleted, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved February 16, 1007. 



C7iar>.H6 An Act relative to the investments that may be made 

BY THE TRUSTEES OF THE PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL. 



Trustees of 
Punchard Free 
School, in- 
vestments. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1-. The Trustees of the Punchard Free School, 
incorporated in the town of Andover, by chapter seven of 
the acts of the year eighteen hundred and fifty-one, in 
accordance with the will of Benjamin Hanover Punchard, 
are hereby authorized to invest the funds of the corpora- 
tion in such investments as would, at the time of making 
the same, be lawful investments for savings banks in this 
Commonwealth. 

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

Approved February 16, 1907. 



Chap.117 An Act relative to the care of public documents by 

CITIES AND TOWNS. 



Care of public 
documents by 
cities and 
towns. 



City and town 
clerks to have 
control, etc. 



Repeal. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Every city and town shall provide a suit- 
able place, to be approved by the commissioner of public 
records, for the preservation and convenient use of all 
books, reports and laws received from the Commonwealth; 
and for every month's neglect so to do shall forfeit ten 
dollars. 

Section 2. Said books, reports and laws shall be in the 
custody or control of the city or town clerk, unless the city 
council or selectmen shall, by vote, designate some other 
ofiicer or person. 

Section 3. Section twenty-seven of chapter twenty-five 
of the Eevised Laws is hereby repealed. 

Approved February 16, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 118, 119. 83 



An Act relative to the protection of loons and eagles. Chap.118 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. It shall be unlawful to hunt, capture, wound i^™*® anT °^ 
or kill a loon in or upon fresh water, or an eagle in any eagles. 
place. 

Section 2. Whoever violates any provision of this act Penalty, 
shall be punished by a fine of twenty dollars. 

Approved February 16, 1907. 

An Act to incorporate the chase and laubham corpo- Chap.119 

RATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Charles C. Chase, Clarence A. Laubham chase and 
and George W. Chase, their associates and successors, are corporation 
hereby made a corporation by the name of Chase and Laub- '^corporate . 
ham Corporation, for the purpose of acquiring, holding, 
managing, improving and leasing the real estate in the city 
of Haverhill, on Washington square, known as the Chase 
and Laubham property, bounded northerly by Little river, 
easterly by said Little river and by land of the estate of 
Mehitable D. Brickett ; southerly by Washington square ; 
southwesterly by Essex street and westerly by land of 
Warren Emerson ; together with the rights, interests and 
easements appurtenant thereto, and subject to any ease- 
ments therein, and of performing all legal acts which may 
be necessary for accomplishing such purpose ; with the pow- 
ers and privileges and subject to the duties, liabilities and 
conditions set forth in all general laws now or hereafter in 
force applicable to such corporations. 

Section 2, Said corporation may sell or mortgage the ^ay seii or 
whole or any part of the real estate which it is authorized reaPfstote'*^ 
by this act to hold. 

Section 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall Capital stock, 
not exceed one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. The 
shares shall be of the par value of one hundred dollars each, 
and no share shall be issued except for cash actually paid 
in or property actually conveyed ; and the value of such 
property shall be determined by the commissioner of cor- 
porations. 

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

Approved February 16, 1907. 



84 



Acts, 1907. 



Chap. 120. 



D. D. and 
A. W. Chase 
Corporation 
incorporated. 



Chajj.VlO An^ Act to incorporate the d. d. and a. w. chase corpo- 
ration. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Charles C. Chase, x\liee H. Chase and 
George W. Chase, their associates and successors, are herein- 
made a corporation by the name of D. D. and A. W. Chase 
Corporation, for the purpose of acquiring, holding, manag- 
ing, improving and leasing two parcels of real estate in the 
city of Haverhill, lately belonging to David D. Chase and 
A. Washington Chase, bounded as follows : — The first 
parcel is bounded northeasterly by Autumn street ; easterly 
by land of the Boston and Maine Railroad; southeasterly 
by land of Andrew J. Tilton ; southwesterly by Washing- 
ton avenue, by land of Vladimir I^. Sikorsky and by land 
of the Meadowcroft estate ; and northwesterly by Arch 
street ; the second parcel is bounded northerly by a private 
way and by land of Levi L. H. Taylor ; easterly by land 
of Mary J. Chase estate ; southerly b}^ the Merrimack 
river and easterly by the " City Landing ", so-called ; to- 
gether with the rights, interests and easements appurte- 
nant thereto, and subject to any easements therein, and 
of performing all legal acts which may be necessary for 
accomplishing such purpose ; with the powers and privi- 
leges and subject to the duties, liabilities and conditions 
set forth in all general laws now or hereafter in force 
applicable to such corporations. 

Section 2. Said corporation may sell or mortgage the 
whole or any jiart of the real estate which it is authorized 
by this act to hold. 

Section 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall 
not exceed seventy thousand dollars. The shares shall be 
of the par value of one hundred dollars each, and no share 
shall be issued except for cash actually paid in or prop- 
erty actually conveyed ; and the value of such property 
shall be determined by the commissioner of corporations. 

Se.ction 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 16, 1907. 



May sell or 
mortgage its 
real estate. 



Capital stock. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 121, 122. 85 



An Act to authorize the treasurer and receiver gen- Chap.V21 

ERAL TO ISSUE BONDS PAYABLE TO THE TECHNICAL EDU- 
CATION FUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The treasurer and receiver general is herebv issue of bonds 

. . it" payable to the 

autborized to issue on account oi the amount already an- Technical Edu- 
thorized for prisons and hospitals, bonds to the amount of United states 
two hundred and nineteen thousand dollars, bearing date 
January first, nineteen hundred and seven, and payable to 
the Technical Education Fund, United States Grant, after 
one year from their date, at the option of the treasurer 
and receiver general with the approval of the governor and 
council, with interest at the rate of five per cent per an- 
num, this rate of interest being in compliance wnth an im- 
plied agreement between the Commonwealth and the United 
States mentioned in chapter one hundred and sixty-six of 
the acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-three. 

Section 2. Chapter one hundred and nine of the acts Repeal, 
of the year nineteen hundred and three is hereby repealed. 

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

Approved Fehrmry 16, 1907. 



ChapA22 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses AT the state hospital. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth '°°^' 
from the ordinary revenue, for the state hospital, for the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of ]S[oveinber, nine- 
teen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For the payment of salaries and wages, a sum not ex- state hospital, 
eeeding sixty-eight thousand dollars. salaries, etc. 

For other current expenses, including the printing and Expenses, 
binding of the annual report, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred and eighty-two thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 16, 1907. 



86 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 123, 124, 125. 

CA«/>.123 An Act making an appropriation for exterminating 

DISEASES AMONG HORSES, CATTLE AND OTHER ANIMALS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

of^contegious^ Section 1. The sum of seventy thousand dollars is 
hor'sel!^etc'?°''^ hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the 
Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the exter- 
mination of contagious diseases among horses, cattle and 
other animals, during the fiscal year ending on the thir- 
tieth day of November, nineteen hundred and seven. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved Fchniarij 16, 1907. 

Chap.124: An Act to authorize the Greenfield gas light company 

to do business in the town of MONTAGUE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

cllushf^^'^ Section 1. The Greenfield Gas Light Company is 
Company may hereby authorizcd, upon the consent of the selectmen of 

do busmess in'' c-»rir'i 

Montague. the town of Moutague and of the board of gas and electric 
light commissioners, to carry on the business of furnish- 
ing gas for heat, light and power in the town of Montague, 
with the rights, powers and privileges and subject to the 
duties, liabilities and restrictions set forth in all general 
laws now or hereafter in force relating to such corpora- 
tions. 

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

Approved February 10, 1907. 

Chap.125 An Act relative to the crompton and knowles loom 

WORKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
1900 51, Section 1. Chapter fifty-one of the acts of the year 

amended. . ti-ii'^ tit- • j* 

nineteen hundred is hereby amended by inserting alter sec- 
Capitai stock, tioii six tlic following ncw section : — Section 7. The cor- 
poration may create classes of stock, increase or reduce its 
capital stock, or change its classes of stock in accordance 
with the provisions of chapter four hundred and thirty- 
seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and three 
and acts in amendment thereof, except that nothing herein 
shall authorize the issue or change of stock in a way to 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 126, 127. 87 

give any stock preference over the preferred stock issued 
under the provisions of said chapter fifty-one. 

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

Approved February IS, 1007. 



Chajj.Uij 



An Act to authorize the taunton gas light company 
to do business in the towns of raynham and digh- 

TON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Taunton Gas Light Company is herehy The Taunton 
authorized, upon the approval of the selectmen of the towns company may 
of Raynham and Dighton, respectively, and of the board of Raynh'a"m*and 
gas and electric light commissioners, to carry on the busi- dighton. 
ness of furnishing gas for heat, light and power in said 
towns, or in either of them, with the rights, powers and 
privileges and subject to the duties, liabilities and restric- 
tions set forth in all general laws now or hereafter in force 
relating to such corporations. 

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

Approved February 18, 1907. 



Chap.127 



An Act to authorize the fall river gas works company 
to do business l>f the town of somerset. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Fall River Gas Works Company is The Fail River 
hereby authorized to carry on the business of furnishing com^ny^may 
gas for heat, light and power in the town of Somerset : pro- somerleu^ '"^ 
vicled, that it shall first obtain the consent thereto of the Proviso, 
selectmen of the town of Somerset, and of the board of gas 
and electric light commissioners. For the above purjDoses 
the said company shall have the rights, powers and privi- 
leges and shall be subject to the duties and liabilities set 
forth in all general laws now or hereafter in force appli- 
cable to such corporations. 

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

Approved February IS, 1907. 



88 



Acts, 1907.— Chap. 128. 



1904, 453, § 1, 
Class F, etc., 
amended. 



Class F. 



C/i«/?.128 An Act relative to the salaries of the justices and 

CLERKS OF THE DISTRICT COURTS OF FRANKLIN, EASTERN 
HAMPSHIRE AND EASTERN FRANKLIN. 

Be it enacted^ etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. Class F of section one of chapter four hun- 
dred and fifty-three of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and four, as amended by section two of chapter three 
hundred and twenty-five of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and six, is hereby further amended by striking 
out the word " and ", in the eleventh line, and by insert- 
ing after the word " Plymouth ", in the same line, the 
words : — and the district court of Franklin, — so as to 
read as follows : — Class F. Courts whose judicial dis- 
tricts have a population of from thirty thousand to fifty 
thousand, to wit, the district court of Hampshire, the 
police court of Holyoke, the district court of first Bristol, 
the central district court of northern Essex, the municipal 
court of the Charlestown district, the district court of 
northern Norfolk, the municipal court of the West Rox- 
bury district, the second district court of eastern Middle- 
sex, the fourth district court of eastern Middlesex, the 
police court of I^ewton, the district court of eastern Essex, 
the police court of Fitchburg, the second district court of 
Plymouth and the district court of Franklin ; salaries : — 
Justice, two thousand dollars; clerk, twelve hundred dol- 
lars. 

Section 2. Class H of said section one, as amended by 
chapter four hundred and forty-three of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and five, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the word " and ", in the seventeenth line, 
and by inserting after the word " Lee ", in the eighteenth 
line, the words : — and the district court of eastern Hamp- 
shire, — so as to read as follows : — Class H. Courts 
whose judicial districts have a population of from ten 
thousand to twenty thousand, to wit, the municipal court 
of Brookline, the municipal court of the Brighton district, 
the police court of Chicopee, the district court of central 
Middlesex, the second district court of southern Worcester, 
the district court of western Hampden, the police court of 
ISTewburyiwrt, the third district court of Plymouth, the first 
district court of northern Middlesex, the third district court 
of southern Worcester, the second district court of Barn- 



1904, 453, § 1, 
Glass H, etc., 
amended. 



Qass H. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 129. 89 

stable, the first district court of eastern Worcester, the 
fourth district court of Plymouth, the district court of 
southern Xorfolk, the jwlice court of Marlborough, the 
fourth district court of Berkshire, the district court of 
eastern Hampden, the first district court of Barnstable, 
the second district court of Essex, the district court of 
southern Berkshire, the police court of Lee and the district 
court of eastern Hampshire ; salaries : — Justice, twelve 
hundred dollars ; clerk, seven hundred and twenty dollars. 

Section 3. Class I of section one of said chapter four i904, 453, § 1, 
hundred and fifty-three, as amended by section two of amended.'^" 
chapter four hundred and forty-three of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and five, is hereby further amended 
by inserting after the word " Willi amstown ", in the fourth 
line of said section, the words : — and the district court 
of eastern Franklin, — so as to read as follows : — Class I. ^'^^^ ^• 
Courts whose judicial districts have a population of ten 
thousand or less, except the district court of Dukes County, 
to wit, the police court of Williamstown and the district 
court of eastern Franklin ; salaries : — Justice, nine hun- 
dred dollars ; clerk, five hundred and forty dollars. 

Section 4. Section two of said chapter four hundred Repeal. 
and fifty-three of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
four and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Salaries estab- 
but the salaries of the justices and clerks aforesaid, as mence 011*^™ " 
hereby established, shall be so allowed and paid from the January, 1907. 
first day of January in the current year. 

Approved February IS, 1007. 

Ax Act to provide for the delivery of property ^^ fjfriji 199 
administrators, executors, guardians and trustees ^ * 

WHEN removed FROM THEIR TRUST. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty-eight of chapter one hundred f^^nde^l' ^ ^^■ 
and sixty-two of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word " trust ", in the second line, the 
words : — or is removed therefrom, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 38. If an executor, administrator, guard- ffd°i7ve?^of 
ian or trustee resigns his trust, or is removed therefrom, property by 

6X6C uxors etc. 

and neglects or refuses to deliver to his successor all the who cease to 
property held by him under his trust, the probate court 



90 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 130, 131. 

maj, upon the application of such successor or of any per- 
son beneficially interested, order such delivery to be made, 
and shall have like powers for enforcing such order as are 
given to it by the provisions of section thirty-three. 

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

Approved February 19, 1907. 

Chap.VdO -^^ Act relative to the appointment of executors. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
R. L. 136, § 4, Section 1. Section four of chapter one hundred and 

amendea. , . , ^ ^ 

thirty-six of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by in- 
serting after the word "competent", in the third line, the 
words : — and a suitable person, — so as to read as f ol- 
The probate lows*: ■ — ■ Sectiou M. If a will has been duly proved and 

court to issue ~ _ j l 

letters testa- allowcd, the probatc court shall issue letters testamentary 

mentary, orof ^J^ ii--ci-Tni 

administra- thercou to the exccutor named therein, ii lie is legally com- 
petent and a suitable person and accepts the trust and gives 
bond to discharge the same ; otherwise said court shall 
grant letters of administration on the estate as provided 
in the following chapter. 

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

Approved February 19, 1907. 



tion 



Chan.131 An Act to authorize the town of Bedford to supply 

itself with water. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Town of Bed- Section 1. The towu of Bedford may supply itself 
ply itself with and its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of 
water, etc. ^^_^^ ^^^^ ^^^ douicstic and other purposes ; may establish 
fountains and hydrants and relocate or discontinue the 
same ; and may regulate the use of such water and fix and 
collect rates to be paid therefor. 
i^nYhd'cf water Section 2. Said towu uiay obtain its water supply by 
rights, etc. meaiis of driven, artesian or other wells, or may take by 
purchase or otherwise and hold the water of any pond, 
stream or spring, or artesian or driven well, within the 
limits of the town, and the water rights connected with 
any such Avater sources, and also all lands, rights of way 
and easements necessary for holding and preserving the 
water and for conveying the same to any part of said town : 
Proviso. provided, that no source of water supply for domestic pur- 

poses and no lands necessary for preserving the quality of 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 131. 91 



such water shall be taken without first obtaining the advice 
and approval of the state board of health. Said town may Town may 
also erect on the land taken or held as aforesaid, proper buildings, etc. 
dams, buildings, reservoirs, standpipes, tanks and other 
structures, and may make excavations, procure and operate 
machinery, and provide such other means and appliances 
as may be necessary for the establishment and maintenance 
of complete and effective water works; and may construct 
and lay conduits, pipes and other works under or on any 
lands, water courses, railroads, railways ox public or pri- 
vate ways, and along any such ways, in such manner as 
not unnecessarily to obstruct the same ; and for the pur- 
pose of constructing, maintaining and repairing such con- 
duits, pipes and other works, and for all proper purposes 
of this act, said town may dig up any such lands or ways 
in such manner as to cause the least hindrance to public 
travel on such ways. 

Section 3. Said town shall, within ninety days after Description of 
the taking of any land, rights of way, water rights, water be^recoVded!" 
sources or easements as aforesaid, otherwise than by pur- 
chase, cause to be recorded in the registry of deeds for the 
county and district within which such land or other prop- 
erty is situated, a description thereof sufficiently accurate 
for identification, with a statement of the purpose for which 
the same was taken, signed by the water commissioners 
hereinafter provided for. 

Section 4. Said town shall pay all damages to prop- Damages, 
erty sustained by any person or corporation by the taking 
of any land, right of way, water, water source, water right 
or easement, or by any other thing done by said town 
under authority of this act. Any person or corporation 
sustaining damages as aforesaid, who fails to agree with 
said town as to the amount thereof, may have the same 
determined in the manner provided by law in the case of 
land taken for the laying out of highways, on application 
at any time within the j)eriod of two years after the taking 
of such land or other property or the doing of other injury 
under authority of this act ; but no such application shall 
be made after the expiration of two years, and no applica- 
tion for assessment of damages shall be made for the taking 
of any water, water right, or for any injury thereto, until 
the water is actually withdrawn or diverted by said town 
under the authority of this act. 



92 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 131. 



Town of Bed- 
ford Water 
Loan. 



Proviso. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Payment of 
expense of 
operating, etc. 



Penalty for 
corruption of 
water, etc. 



Section 5. Said town, for the purpose of paying the 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under the provi- 
sions of this act, may issue from time to time bonds, notes 
or scrip to an amount not exceeding sixty thousand dollars. 
Such bonds, notes or scrip shall bear on their face the 
words. Town of Bedford Water Loan, and shall be payable 
at the expiration of periods not exceeding thirty years from 
the date of issue; shall bear interest, payable semi-annu- 
ally, at a rate not exceeding four per cent per annum, and 
shall he signed by the treasurer of the town and counter- 
signed by the water commissioners hereinafter provided 
for. Said town may sell such securities at public or private 
sale, or pledge the same for money borrowed for the pur- 
poses of this act, and upon such terms and conditions as 
it may deem proper: provided, that such securities shall 
not be sold for less than the par value thereof. 

Section 6. Said town shall at the time of authorizing 
said loan provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
proportionate ]:)ayments, beginning five years after the first 
issue of such bonds, notes or scrip, as will extinguish the 
same within the time prescribed in this act; and when a 
vote to that eiiect has been passed the amount required 
thereby shall without further vote be assessed by the assess- 
ors of the town in each year thereafter, in the same man- 
ner in which other taxes are assessed under the provisions 
of section thirty-seven of chapter twelve of the Kevised 
Laws, until the del)t incurred by said loan is extinguished. 

Section 7. Said town shall raise annually by taxation 
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, 
notes or scrip issued as aforesaid, and to make such pay- 
ments on the principal as may be required under the pro- 
visions of this act. 

Section 8. Whoever uses any water taken under this 
act without the consent of said town, or wilfully or wan- 
tonly corrupts, pollutes or diverts any water taken or held 
by said town under this act, or destroys or injures any 
structure, work or other property owned, held or used by 
said town under the authority and for the ])urposes of this 
act, shall forfeit and pay to said town three times the 
amount of damages assessed therefor, to be recovered in an 
action of tort ; and upon conviction of any of the said wil- 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 132. 93 

fill or Avanton acts shall be punished by a fine not exceed- 
ing three hundred dollars or by imprisonment for a term 
not exceeding one year. 

Section 9. Said town shall after its acceptance of this Water com- 
act, at a town meeting called for the purpose, elect by ballot "im'k.n'^'^''' 
three persons to hold office, one until the expiration of three ^*^™®' ^^'^■ 
years, one until the expiration of two years and one until 
the expiration of one year from the next succeeding annual 
town meeting, to constitute a board of water commission- 
ers ; and at every annual town meeting thereafter one water 
commissioner shall be elected by ballot for a term of three 
years. All the authority granted to said town by this act 
and not otherAvise specifically provided for shall be vested 
in said board of water commissioners, who shall be subject 
however to such instructions, rules and regulations as the 
town may impose by its vote. A majority of said commis- 
sioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business. Any vacancy occurring in said board from any Filling of 
cause may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired ^^'^^^'^y- 
term by the town at any tovm meeting called for the pur- 
pose. 

Section 10. This act shall take eft'ect upon its accept- When to take 
ance by a majority of the voters of the town of Bedford 
present and voting thereon by ballot at a legal town meet- 
ing called for the purpose within three years after its pas- 
sage, but the number of meetings so called in any one 
year shall not exceed two. So far as it relates to accept- 
ance by the town this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 19, 1907. 



ChapA32 



Ax Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE DEPARTjNIENT OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL, 
AND FOR SUNDRY MILITARY EXPENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth ^'°^^" 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of Xovember, 
nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For the salary of the adjutant general, thirtv-six hun- Adjutant 
dred dollars. ' ^'°"''^'- 

For the salaries of the five clerks in the adjutant gen- cierks. 
eral's department, eighty-two hundred dollars. 



94 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 132. 



Messenger. 



Clerical 
assistance. 



Expenses. 



Quartermas- 
ters' supplies. 

Expenses. 



Military 
accounts. 



Care of camp 
ground. 



Compensation 
of officers and 



Transporta- 
tion. 



Rifle practice. 



Purchase of 

uniforms. 



Care of 
property, etc. 



Allowance for 
clothing. 

Rent of armo- 
ries, first class. 



Maintenance of 
armories, first 
class. 



For the salary of the messenger in the adjutant general's 
department, eight hundred dollars. 

For such additional clerical assistance as the adjutant 
general may find necessary, and for the comi>ensation of 
employees at the state arsenal, a sum not exceeding eighty- 
three hundred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent office exjxinses in the adju- 
tant general's department, including the printing and bind- 
ing of the annual report, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars. 

For quartermasters' supplies, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses of the quarter- 
master general's department, a sum not exceeding six thou- 
sand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with military accounts not 
otherwise provided for, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars. 

For grading and care of the camp ground and buildings 
of the Commonwealth at Framingham, a sum not exceed- 
ing four thousand dollars. 

For the compensation of officers and men of the volunteer 
militia, a sum not exceeding one hundred and sixty thou- 
sand dollars. 

For the transportation of officers and men of the volun- 
teer militia, when on military duty, a sum not exceeding 
twenty thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the rifle practice of the 
volunteer militia, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars. 

For an allowance to commissioned officers of the militia 
toward the purchase of uniforms, a sum not exceeding sev- 
enteen thousand dollars. 

For allowance to officers of the militia for the care and 
responsibility of property, a sum not exceeding fifty-four 
hundred and fifty dollars. 

For allowance for and repair of clothing of the volunteer 
militia, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars. 

For rental of armories of the first class, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-five thousand eight hundred dollars. 

For maintenance of armories of the first class, a sum not 
exceeding sixty thousand dollars. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 133. 95 



For salaries of armorers of armories of the first class, a Salaries of 
sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars. armorers. 

For rental and maintenance of armories of the second J^e"*second™°' 
class, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars. '''^s^- 

For rental and maintenance of armories of the third ^j.^*^"^^^^;^^^ 
class, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. *''^^®- 

For allowance to headquarters and companies, a sum not Headquarters, 
exceeding thirty-seven hundred and seventy dollars. 

For services, of company armorers, a sum not exceeding Company 
twelve thousand dollars. '^°^ ^ ' ' 

For furnishing, repair and care of any United States Care of ship 
ship loaned to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the naval miutia. 
use of the naval militia, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars. 

For giving instruction in riding to non-commissioned Jijfng''^'^^ ''^ 
officers and others who are required by law to be mounted, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-nine hundred and twenty dol- 
lars. 

For furnishing the officers and men of the organized ^i^ar'y'au-''^ 
militia with uniform instruction in military authority, or- thority, etc. 
ganization and administration, and in the elements of 
military art, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dol- 
lars. 

For the salary of the surgeon general, twelve hundred |"nfrai" 
dollars. 

For medical supplies for the use of the volunteer militia. Medical 
and for incidental and contingent expenses of the surgeon ^^^^ '^^' ^ "' 
general, including clerical services and the printing of the 
annual report, a sum not exceeding twenty-four hundred 
dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the examination of re- Examination 
cruits for the militia, a sum not exceeding tw'enty-six hun- 
dred dollars. 

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

Approved February 19, 1907. 



Chajy.l^'S 



An Act to establish the salary of the messenger of 

THE justices OF THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT IN THE 
COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The messenger of the justices of the su- Salary of 
preme judicial court in the county of Suffolk shall receive t?ie*jusdces°of 



96 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 134, 135. 



the supreme 
judicial court. 



Repeal. 



in full for all services performed by him an annnal salary 
of two thousand dollars, of which sum sixteen hundred dol- 
lars shall be paid by the said county and four hundred 
dollars by the Commonwealth. 

Section 2. So much of section sixty-nine of chapter 
one hundred and sixty-five of the Revised Laws as is in- 
consistent herewith is hereby re|:)ealed. 

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

Approved February 20, 1907. 



(7Aa».134 An Act to authorize the town or uxbridge to elect a 

BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Uxbrki^ma Section 1. The towu of Uxbridgo at a legal meeting 

elect a board of called for the purposc shall elect by ballot, in the manner 

w&t-Gr com- «/ ^ 

missioaers. in whicli othcr officcrs are elected by ballot therein, three 
persons, legal voters of said town, to be a board of water 
commissioners, and to hold office, one until the expiration 
of three years, one until the expiration of two years and 
one until the expiration of one year from the next suc- 
ceeding annual town meeting; and at each annual town 
meeting thereafter one such commissioner shall be elected 
by ballot for a term of three years. All powers now vested 
in said town relating to the management, . control and op- 
eration of the water system now owned by the town, shall 
be vested in said board of water commissioners, subject 
however to such instructions, rules and regulations as the 
town may from time to time impose by its vote. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority vote of the voters of the town present 
and voting thereon at any legal town meeting called for 
the purpose. Approved February 20, 1907. 



When to take 
effect. 



Chap,Vd5 An Act relative to the expenses in connection with 
the maintenance of free employment offices in 
certain cities. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There shall be allowed and paid out of the 
treasury of the Commonwealth, upon the approval of the 
chief of the bureau of statistics of labor, for salaries and 
for contingent expenses in connection with the establish- 
ment and maintenance of free employment offices in certain 



Maintenance of 

free employ- 
ment offices in 
certain cities. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 136. 97 

cities in this Commonwealth, as provided by chapter four 
himdred and thirty-five of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and six, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars. The annual salary of the superintendents and 
clerks shall be fixed by the chief of said bureau, subject to 
the approval of the governor and council. The furniture 
and fixtures of the said employment offices shall be pro- 
vided for by the sergeant-at-arms, in the manner and under 
the restrictions specified in section four of chapter ten of 
the Revised Laws for buildings or parts of buildings leased 
to the Commonwealth in the city of Boston. 

Section 2. Section eight of chapter four hundred and Repeal, 
thirty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six 
is hereby repealed. 

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

Approved February 21, 1907. 



Chap.lSG 



An Act relative to the construction of a system of 
sewerage by the town of norwood. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter three hundred and i90i.3ii,§6, 
eleven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and one is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word " cost ", in the 
fifth line, the word : — Of, — by inserting after the word 
" systems ", in the sixth line, the words : — one half, — by 
inserting after the word " thereby ", in the eighth line, the 
words: — and one half shall be paid by just and equitable 
annual charges or rents for the use of said system or sys- 
tems assessed upon the persons who enter their particular 
sewers therein, — by inserting after the word " town ", in 
the thirteenth line, the words : — or paid by annual charges 
or rents, — and by adding at the end of said section the 
words : — Said annual charges or rents shall be determined 
by said board of sewer commissioners and collected semi- 
annually, and shall constitute a lien upon the real estate 
using the sewer, to be collected in the same manner as taxes 
upon real estate or in an action of contract in the name of 
the town, — so as to read as follows: — Section 6. The Apportion- 
town of I^orwood shall by vote determine what proportion ™^°erage*^^ys-° 
of the cost of said system or systems of sewerage and town'of''*' 
sewage disposal said town shall pay: provided, that it shall Norwood, 
not pay less than one third nor more than one half of the 
whole cost. Of the remaining cost of said systems, one 



98 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 136. 

half shall he borne by the owners of estates situated within 
the territory embraced by them and benefited thereby, and 
one half shall be paid by just and equitable annual charges 
or rents for the use of said system or systems assessed upon 
the persons Avho enter their particular sewers therein ; but 
no estate shall be deemed to be benefited until a sewer is 
constructed into which it can be drained. The owners of 
such estates shall be assessed by said commissioners their 
proportional parts respectively of such portion of the total 
cost of said systems as is not borne by the town or paid by 
annual charges or rents as above provided. Such propor- 
tional parts shall be based upon the estimated average cost 
of all the sewers composing said systems, and shall be 
assessed by a fixed uniform rate according to the frontage 
of such estate on any street or way in which a sewer is 
constructed, or according to the area of such estate within 
a fixed depth from such street or way, or according to both 
frontage and area ; and every such oAvner shall, within three 
months after written notice of such assessment, served on 
him or on the occupants of his estate, or sent by mail to the 
last address of said owner known to said commissioners, 
pay the sum so assessed to the collector of taxes of said 
Provisos. town ; 'provided, that said board shall on the written request 

of any such owner, made within said three months, appor- 
tion such assessment into STich number of equal parts or 
instalments, not exceeding ten, as the owner shall indicate 
in such request; and said board shall certify such appor- 
tionment to the assessors of the town, and one of said parts 
or instalments, with interest from the date of the appor- 
tionment at the rate of six per cent per annum, shall be 
added by the assessors to the annual tax on such estates for 
each year next ensuing, until all said parts have so been 
added, unless sooner paid as hereinafter provided, and pro- 
vided, furtlier, that nothing herein contained shall be con- 
strued to prevent the payment at any time in one payment, 
notwithstanding its prior apportionment, of any balance of 
said assessments then remaining unpaid, but interest on 
such balance at the rate of six per cent per annum shall be 
paid to the date of such payment; and thereupon the col- 
lector of taxes of said town shall receive the same and shall 
certify such payment or payments to the assessors, who 
shall preserve a record thereof. In cases of corner lots and 
lots abutting on more than one sewered street the same 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 136. 99 

area shall not be assessed more thau once. Said annual 
charges or rents shall be determined by said board of sewer 
commissioners and collected semi-annually, and shall con- 
stitute a lien upon the real estate using the sewer, to be 
collected in the same manner as taxes upon real estate or in 
an action of contract in the name of the town. 

Section 2. Section eleven of said chapter is hereby i90i,3u,§ ii, 
amended by inserting after the word " from ", in the first ^'^^^ ^ 
line, the words : — annual charges or rents and from, — 
and by inserting after the words " and from ", in the thir- 
teenth line, the words : — said charges or rents and, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 11. The receipts from an- Payment of 
nual charges or rents and from assessments and payments 
made in lieu thereof under this act, after deducting all 
charges and expenses for and incident to the maintenance 
and operation of said systems of sewerage, shall be applied 
first to the payment of the interest upon the bonds, notes 
or scrip issued under authority of this act, not otherwise 
provided for, and the balance shall be set apart for the pay- 
ment or redemption of such bonds, notes or scrip, or for 
the payment of the further extension of the system or sys- 
tems of sewerage herein authorized to be constructed by 
said town, as the said town shall vote, and shall be used 
for no other purpose. If the receipts from said assessments 
and from said charges or rents and payments made in lieu 
thereof in any year, not appropriated for the construction 
and maintenance of sewers as aforesaid, shall be insufficient 
to pay the interest on said bonds, notes or scrip, and the 
principal as it falls due, then in such case the town shall 
raise forthwith by taxation, in the same manner as money 
is raised and appropriated for other town purposes, such 
sum as will meet the said requirements. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage, when to take 
but no expenditure shall be made nor any liability incurred 
thereunder unless this act shall first be accepted by vote of 
a majority of the voters of said town voting thereon at a 
legal meeting called for the purpose. 

Approved February 21, 1907. 



100 



Acts, 1907. 



CiiAPs. 137, 138. 



Jurisdiction of 
the Boston 
juvenile court. 



Chap.137 An Act to define more clearly the jurisdiction of the 

BOSTON JUVENILE COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. ISTothing contained in chapter four hun- 
dred and eighty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and six, being " An Act to establish a juvenile 
court ", shall be construed to transfer from or prevent vest- 
ing in any court or justices except the municipal court of 
the city of Boston and the justices thereof, any jurisdic- 
tion, authority or powers whatsoever. 

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

Approved February 21, 1007. 



Chajj.V^S An Act relative to the cremation of bodies of de- 
ceased PERSONS. 



R. L. 78, § 37, 
amended. 



Cremation 
regulated. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter seventy -eight of the Revised Lav^s 
is hereby amended by striking out section thirty-seven and 
inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 37. 
The body of a deceased person shall not be cremated within 
forty-eight hours after his decease unless death was caused 
by a contagious or infectious disease, and, if the death 
occurred within the Commonwealth, the body shall not be 
received or cremated by any corjwration authorized to cre- 
mate the bodies of the dead until its officers have received 
the certificate or burial permit required by law before 
burial, and a certificate from a medical examiner that he 
has viewed the body and made personal inquiry into the 
cause and manner of death, and is of opinion that no fur- 
ther examination or judicial inquiry concerning the same 
is necessar3^ If the death occurs without the Common- 
wealth, the reception and cremation of the body of a de- 
ceased person shall be governed by a by-law or regulation 
made or approved by the state board of health as is pro- 
vided by section nine of this chapter. 

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

Approved February 21, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 139. 101 



An Act relative to the powers and duties of the Cjiin^ i qq 

AUDITOR OF ACCOUNTS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter six of the Revised Laws is hereby r. l. 6, § 21, 
amended by striking out section twenty-one and inserting ^°i^'^«^^«i- 
in place thereof the following: — Section 21. He shall Powers and 

11 -111 1 1 c 'duties of the 

annually examine the books, accounts and vouchers of auditor of 
the treasurer and receiver general. He shall at least once 
in each year, and oftener in his discretion, audit the 
accounts of all state officials, boards and institutions re- 
ceiving moneys to be turned into the treasury of the Com- 
monwealth, which accounts shall be kept in such form and 
manner as he shall prescribe. His own books and accounts 
shall be subject at any time to such examination as the 
governor and council or the general court may order. He 
shall comply with any regulations relative to the duties of 
his office which may be made in writing by the governor 
and council and which are not inconsistent with the pro- 
visions of this chapter. 

Section 2. Said chapter six is hereby further amended R- l. 6, § 14, 
by striking out section fourteen and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section IJ/. He shall receive an Auditor's 
annual salary of thirty-five hundred dollars. He may em- ind^^'ei?'^'^*'^ 
ploy in his office a first clerk at a salary of twenty-five s^ii^ries. 
hundred dollars a year, a second clerk at a salary of twenty- 
two hundred dollars a year, additional clerks, examiners, 
stenographers and such additional clerical assistance as may 
be necessaiy, at an expense not exceeding fourteen thou- 
sand dollars a year, and a messenger at a salary of not 
more than nine hundred dollars a year. If by reason of 
sickness, absence or other cause the auditor is temporarily 
unable to perform the duties of his office, the first clerk in 
his office shall act as his deputy and perform the duties of 
the auditor until such disabilit}^ ceases. 

Section 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with Repeal, 
this act are hereby repealed. 

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

Approved February 21, 1907. 



102 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 140, 141 



R. L. 76, § 10, 
amended. 



Chap.l4:0 An Act relative to the board op registration in phar- 
macy. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixteen of chapter seventy-six of the Revised 

Laws is herel)y amended by inserting after the word " of ", 

in the fourteenth line, the words : — or within thirty days 

after a conviction by a court of competent jurisdiction, — 

Hearing on SO as to read as follows: — Section 16. The board shall 

applications . ,, ,.. , . ,, .», 

for sixth class bear all applications by registered pharmacists lor the 
reg^tere/ granting of sixth class licenses, if a hearing is requested by 
p armacists. ^|^^ applicant, and all complaints made to them against 
any person registered as a ])harmacist charging him in his 
business as a pharmacist with violating any of the laws of 
the Commonwealth, the enforcement of which is under the 
supervision of the board of registration in pharmacy, and 
especially of the laws relating to the sale of intoxicating 
liquors ; or engaging with, or aiding or abetting, another 
in the violation of said laws ; or, if he himself is not the 
owner and actively engaged in such business, with suffer- 
ing or permitting the use of his name or certificate of 
registration by others in the conduct of the business of 
2:>harmacy. Such complaint shall set out the offence al- 
leged and be made within fifteen days after the date of 
the act complained of, or within thirty days after a con- 
viction by a court of competent jurisdiction. The board 
shall notify the person complained against of the charge 
against him and of the time and place of the hearing at 
which he may appear with his witnesses and be heard 
by counsel. Three of the meml)ers of the board shall be a 
quorum for such hearing. Witnesses at hearings before 
such board shall testify under oath and may be sworn by 
a member of the board. The board shall have power to 
send for persons and compel the attendance of witnesses 
at said hearings. Approved Fehruary 21, 1907. 

Chap.141 An Act to authorize the American unitarian associa- 
tion to hold additioNxU^ real and personal estate. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The American Unitarian Association is hereby author- 
ized to hold real and personal estate to an amount not 
exceeding three million dollars, for the purposes of its 
incorporation. Approved Fehruary 25, 1901. 



The American 
Unitarian 
Association, 
holding of real 
and personal 
estate by. 



Acts, 1907. — Chai>. U2. 103 



Ax Act to confirm axd establish the uxiox of the (JJkjjj 142 

IMMAXUEL COXGREGATIOXAL SOCIETY AVITH THE WALXUT ^ ' 

AVEXUE COXGREGATIOXAL SOCIETY, AXD THE UXIOX OF 
THE IMMAXUEL COXGREGATIOXAL CHURCH WITH THE 
WALXUT AVEXUE COXGREGATIOXAL CHURCH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Sectiox 1. The proceedings by which the Immanuel Proceedings of 

. o ./ • 1 • 1 1 certain reii- 

Conffreffational Society of Boston has united with the gious societies 

-n^ 1 « /-, 'TO- c T-> 1 1 "1 Boston rati- 

W ainut Avenue Congregational feociety 01 Boston and has fied and 
transferred to said Wakiut Avenue Congregational Society 
certain personal property, and the votes whereby said Im- 
manuel Congregational Society has voted to sell its church 
building and real proj^erty connected therewith and to pay 
over the proceeds in trust to the Walnut Avenue Congre- 
gational Society, are hereby ratified and confirmed ; and 
said Immanuel Congregational Society is authorized to 
pay over said proceeds upon the trusts set forth in said 
votes, and said Walnut Avenue Congregational Society is 
authorized to receive and hold said property in accordance 
with said trusts. After said projx^rty has been transferred 
in trust to said Walnut Avenue Congregational Society, as 
above provided, said Immanuel Congregational Society 
shall cease to exist as a separate organization. 

Sectiox 2. Said Walnut Avenue Congregational So- TheWainut 
ciety shall have and enjoy all the franchises, j^o'^^ers, privi- gregai^fonai'^' 
leges, property and rights of every kind now belonging to ^^^^ *°ertain 
the Immanuel Congregational Society, or which would and*fi'abiH*ti>s 
have belonged to said Immanuel Congregational Society if 
it had continued to exist, and shall assume and be subject 
to all the duties, debts and liabilities of said Immanuel 
Congregational Society. 

Sectiox 3. The proceedin2;s bv which the Immanuel Certain pro- 
Congregational Church has united with the Walnut confirmed. 
Avenue Congregational Church, now called the Immanuel- 
Walnut Avenue Congregational Church, and has trans- 
ferred to said Immanuel-Walnut Avenue Congregational 
Church certain personal property and also certain prop- 
erty formerly held in trust by said Inunanuel Congrega- 
tional Church, are hereby ratified and confirmed ; and all 
property, real or personal, belonging to said Immanuel 
Congregational Church, and all property held in trust by 
said church or bv the deacons of said church, or which 



104 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 143. 



How trust 
property or 
income shall 
be applied. 



Records, 
books, etc. 



would have belonged to said Immanuel Chiircli or which 
would have been held in trust by said church or by the 
deacons thereof if it had continued to exist, shall be vested 
in the deacons of the Immanuel- Walnut Avenue Congre- 
gational Church, to be held by them upon the same, or as 
nearly as possible upon the same, trusts as said property 
is now held. 

Section 4. In case of doubt as to the precise manner 
in which said trust property or income thereof shall be 
expended, the matter may be determined by the supreme 
judicial court upon the application of any person inter- 
ested or of the attorney-general, and, until the court shall 
otherwise order, said trust property and the income thereof 
shall be applied in accordance with the terms of the origi- 
nal trusts or as nearly as possible in accordance therewith 
l)v the deacons of said Immanuel-Walnut Avenue Congre- 
gational Church. 

Section 5. All records and otlier books and papers of 
said Inunanuel Congregational Society shall be the prop- 
erty of the Walnut Avenue Congregational Society, and all 
records and other books and papers of the Immanuel Con- 
gregational Church shall be the property of the Immanuel- 
Walnut Avenue Congregational Church. 

Approved February 25, 1907. 



Chap.l4:3 Ax Act to enlarge the powers of the congregational 

EDUCATION SOCIETY. 



Powers of the 
Congregat ional 
Education 
Society 
enlarged. 



When to take 
effect. 



Be it enacted, etc., as foUoirs: 

Section 1. In addition to the purposes for which the 
Congregational Education Society was incorporated, the 
said society is also hereby autliorized to promote Christian 
civilization in any territory or country acquired or here- 
after acquired by the ITnited States or coming under its 
sovereignty and dominion, or subject, as a possession, to 
the legislative power of congress, and in foreign countries, 
by endowing, assisting or establishing academic, collegiate 
or theological institutions of learning therein, and by aid- 
ing or assisting indigent children and young persons of 
either sex seeking an education in such institutions. 

Section 2. This act shall be void unless the same shall 
be accepted by said corporation at a meeting called for that 
purpose, or at its annual meeting hehl next after the pas- 
sage of this act. Approved February 25, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 144, 145. 105 

An Act relative to the trustees of hopkins academy. (7/j«t).144 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The number of the Trustees of Hopkins Trustees of 
Academy, incorporated by chapter one hundred and four Academy, 
of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and fifteen, as limited^ 
amended by chapter one of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and twenty-one, a corporation existing by prescrip- 
tion prior to said charter, and ever since the year sixteen 
hundred and fifty-seven under the name of the Committee 
of the Hopkins Donation School in Iladley, and for the 
purpose of maintaining a school or academy in said Had- 
ley, with the fund provided therefor, under the will of the 
Honorable Edward Hopkins, shall not at any one time be 
more than fifteen and shall not be permitted to remain less 
than five. Chapter one of the acts of the year eighteen Repeal, 
hundred and twenty-one and any act inconsistent herewith 
are hereby repealed. 

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

Approved February 25, 1907. 

An Act to provide for the performance of clerical (JJid^ ]45 

DUTIES in the supreme JUDICIAL COURT SITTING AT BOS- -* * 

TON FOR THE HEARING OF CASES FOR COUNTIES OTHER THAN 
SUFFOLK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fifteen of chapter one hundred and ^ne^de^d' ^ ^^' 
sixty-five of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by in- 
serting after the word " clerk ", in the first line, the words : 

— or the assistant clerk, — and by adding at the end of 
said section the Avords : — and when the assistant clerk is 
so acting his attestation as assistant clerk shall be sufficient 
without further designation, — so as to read as follows : 

— Section 15. The clerk or the assistant clerk of the su- Duties of clerk 
preme judicial court for the county of Suffolk shall act as crerifof'ufe" 
clerk of the supreme judicial court when sitting in Boston fudidaf court 
for the hearing of cases from any county other than Suf- ^^ Suffolk, 
folk, except when sitting as a full court, and for such 
purposes as the court may order ; and when the assistant 

clerk is so acting his attestation as assistant clerk shall be 
sufficient without further designation. 

Section 2. In addition to the salary already provided ofTssfsunt"" 
by section three of chapter four hundred and fifty-one of ^'^^k. 



106 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 146, 147. 

the acts of the year nineteen hundred and four the assist- 
ant clerk of the supreme judicial court for the county of 
Suffolk shall receive for his services from the treasury 
of the Commonwealth the sum of five hundred dollars a 
year. 

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

Approved February 25, 1907. 

CJiap.l4:6 An Act to provide that vacancies in offices of the 

AMERICAN BOARD OP COMMISSIONERS FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS 
MAT BE FILLED BY THE PRUDENTIAL COMMITTEE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

fancy^inVny' Section 1. Any vacaucy in any office of the Ameri- 

American^'' cau Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions may 
B9ard of Com- i^q fiHed hv the prudential committee, the persons thus 

missioners for ' . . ' . 

Foreign Mis- clioseu to liold offico uiitil the ucxt annual meeting of said 
board or until others are chosen and qualified to succeed 
them. 

Repeal. Section 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent here- 

with are hereby repealed. Approved February 25, 1907. 

Chap.l4:7 An Act relative to the salary of the mayor of the 

CITY OF NORTHAMPTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

ame^iidw?' ^ ^^' Section 1, Scction elcveii of chapter two hundred and 
fifty of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty- 
three, being " An Act to establish the city of ]^ortliami> 
ton ", is hereby amended by striking out the words " but 
shall not exceed the sum of eight hundred dollars ", in the 
twenty-second and twenty-third lines, so as to read as fol- 
dutTeJof"^ lows: — Section 11. The mayor shall be the chief ex- 
mayor, ecutive ofiicer of the city. He shall cause the laws and 
regulations of the city to be enforced and keep a general 
supervision over the conduct of all subordinate officers; 
and he may for a period not exceeding seven days, sus- 
pend and, with the consent of the apiwinting power, for 
cause remove any officer over whose apjwintment he, or 
his predecessor has, in accordance with the provisions of 
this charter, exercised the power of nomination. He may 
call special meetings of the city council, or either branch 
thereof, when in his o])inion the interests of the city re- 
quire it, by causing notice to be left at the usual place of 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 148, 149. 107 

residence of each meinljcr of the branch to be convened. 
He may, from time to time, communicate to the city coim- 
cil, or either branch thereof, such information, and recom- 
mend such measures, as the business and interests of the 
city may in his opinion re(|uire. He shall, when present, 
preside over the board of aldermen and over the city coun- 
cil when in joint convention. He shall at all times have 
the control and direction of the police force, subject only 
to the ordinances of the city. His salary shall be fixed by Salary. 
the city council and shall be payable at stated jieriods, but 
shall not be increased or diminished during the year for 
which he is elected. He shall receive no other comjjensa- 
tion. 

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

Approved February 26, 1907. 

An Act to authorize the trustees of the sixkixg fund QJku) \J^Q 

FOR the CLINTON AVATER LOAN TO SELL BONDS OF THE ^' 

TOWN OF CLINTON WATER LOAN HELD IN SAID SINKING 
FUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The trustees of the sinking fund for the Trustees of 
Clinton Water Loan are authorized to sell and transfer may"eiiand 
the whole or any part of the bonds of the tow^i of Clinton, etc"^^'''^ bonds, 
Water Loan, issued under authority of chapter one hun- 
dred and sixty-seven of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and ninety-six, amounting in par value to tw^enty- 
seven thousand dollars, maturing on the first day of June, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-six, now held by the trustees 
in said sinking fund. The proceeds of the bonds sold 
under authority of this act are to be applied toward pay- 
ment of Clinton water loan bonds of said town maturing 
on the first day of October, nineteen hundred and seven. 

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

Approved Fehruary 27, 1907. 

An Act to provide that the town of dighton shall not njj^j^ 149 

BE required to MAINTAIN A HIGH SCHOOL. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The toAvn of Dighton shall not be required The town of 

.. i-iii- 1 •!! • Dighton not 

to maintain a nigh school m accordance with the provi- required to 
sions of section two of chapter forty-two of the Revised high school. 



108 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 150, 151. 

Provisos. Laws: provided, that said town shall j^ay for the tuition 

of every child who resides therein and who attends the 
high school of another town or city ; and provided, fur- 
ther, that the town of Dighton shall pay the railroad or 
railwaj' transportation of every such child to and from 
such high school. 

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

Approved February 27, 1907. 

Chap.lbO -^^ Act relative to the annual meeting of the pro- 
prietors OF THE TABERNACLE CHURCH IN SALEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Time of hold- Section 1. The annual meeting of the Proprietors of 

ing annual i i i • • 

meeting of the tlic Taoemacle Church in Salem, incorporated by an 

Proprietors of t r\ ^ i t i i 

the Tabernacle act passcd UctoDer tweuty-seven, seventeen hundred and 
Salem changed, cigiity-one, iustcad of being held in the month of May, 
as required by the act of incorporation, may be held at 
such time as the said proprietors may determine. 
etTl;'(?nfinned Section 2. All votcs and proceedings of said proprie- 
tors at any annual meeting heretofore held at any other 
time than in the month of May are hereby confirmed and 
made valid, to the same extent as if such votes had been 
passed and su.ch proceedings had been taken at an annual 
meeting held in conformity with the act of incorporation. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 27, 1907. 

QJianA.51 An Act relative to payments of indebtedness incurred 

IN THE construction AT SALEM OF A NEW BUILDING FOR 
THE COUNTY OF ESSEX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

1905, 423, §5, Section 1. Section five of chapter four hundred and 

twenty-three of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 

five is hereby amended by striking out the word " six ", 

in the last line, and inserting in place thereof the word : 

County com- — eight, — SO as to read as follows : — Section 5. In 

i?sue*Sfnds"to^ ordcr to meet the expenses incurred under this act, the 

ofconstractTng couuty commissioners may issue from time to time coupon 

fo?^the^c"c!lll!t| or registered bonds of said county, bearing interest at a 

of Essex. pjj^g jjQ^ exceeding four per cent per annum, to an amount 

not exceeding in the aggregate three hundred thousand 

dollars. Before issuing any such bonds said commission- 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 152, 153. 109 

ers shall advertise for proposals for the amount to be 
issued, in two daily newspapers of general circulation pub- 
lished in the city of Boston ; and the bonds shall be sold 
to the highest responsible bidder, the county commissioners 
having authority to reject any and all bids ; and in case 
no bid is accepted the said commissioners shall forthwith 
advertise for new proposals. The indebtedness so incurred ^^btedneL. 
by said county, together with the indebtedness which may 
now exist or which may hereafter be incurred on account 
of the issue of bonds authorized by chapter two hundred 
and sixty-six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
two, shall be paid out of the amounts received for taxes, 
at the rate of twenty thousand dollars each year, commenc- 
ing with the year nineteen hundred and eight, until the 
whole indebtedness is paid. 

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

Approved March 1, 1907. 

An Act to authorize the newburyport homeopathic QJia7).152 

HOSPITAL TO ESTABLISH A TRAINING SCHOOL FOR NURSES. -^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Newburyport Homeopathic Hospital "^o^ Ho'^e"o'-^' 
is hereby authorized to establish a training school for pathic Hos- 
nurses m connection wath the hospital, to conduct a course establish a 
or courses of study and training in the said school, and to for nurses, 
grant certificates or diplomas to such persons as shall com- 
plete the course required in a manner satisfactory to the 
officers of the hospital. 

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

Approved March 1, 1007. 



Chap.153 



An Act to authorize the town of danvers to incur 
additional indebtedness for the improvement of its 
water supply. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Danvers is hereby authorized LornTct^ol***' 
to issue notes or bonds to the amount of one hundred and i^o^. 
fifty thousand dollars, payable at such periods, not exceed- 
ing thirty years from the date thereof, and at such rate of 
interest, not exceeding four per cent per annum, and pay- 
able semi-annually, as the town may determine. The said 
notes or bonds shall be signed by the treasurer and counter- 



110 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 154 



Sinking fund 
to be con- 
tinued. 



Certain pro- 
visions of law 
to apply. 



signed by the selectmen of the town, and shall be denom- 
inated on the face thereof, Danvers Water Loan, Act of 
1907. The proceeds of the same shall be used only for 
construction purposes in the water department of the to-wn, 
but no purchaser of any of the said notes or bonds shall be 
responsible for the application of the proceeds. The said 
notes or bonds shall be issued upon the condition that the 
town may pay or redeem the same at any time after five 
years from the issue thereof. 

Section 2. The sinking fund established heretofore by 
the town to provide for the payment of indebtedness in- 
curred under chapter one hundred and ninety-one of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and 
under chapter one hundred and eighty-two of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and six, shall be continued and 
maintained for the payment of any notes or bonds issued 
under the authority of this act. Except as otherwise pro- 
vided herein the provisions of chapter twenty-seven of the 
Revised Laws and of acts in amendment thereof and in ad- 
dition thereto shall apply to the indebtedness hereby au- 
thorized and to the securities issued therefor. 

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

Approved March 1, 1907. 



Chap.154: An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

OF THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE SANATORIUM. 



Appropria- 
tion. 



Massachusetts 
state sana- 
torium. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, for the maintenance of the Massachusetts state 
sanatorium, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and seven, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said sanatorium now in the treas- 
ury of the Commonwealth, the sum of fifty-seven thousand 
two hundred thirty-six dollars and seventy-one cents, and 
from the treasury of the Commonwealth from the ordinary 
revenue, a sum in addition not exceeding one hundred six 
thousand seven hundred sixty-three dollars and twenty- 
nine cents. 

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

Approved March 1, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 155, 156. Ill 



An Act making appropriations for the salaries and ex- Q]i(^^^ ^^^ 

PENSES of the commission ON INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth *'*^'*^" 
from the ordinary revenue, for the commission on indus- 
trial education, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the commissioners, a sum not exceed- Commission on 

' mdustnal edur 

mg two thousand dollars. cation, salaries. 

For the salary of the secretary of the commission, a sum Secretary, 
not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For clerk hire, stenographers and rent of office of the stenographers, 
commission, a sum not exceeding forty-eight hundred dol- ^^^' 
lars. 

For travel and other expenses of the commission, in- Travelling 
eluding cost of investigations at home and abroad, a sum ^^p®"^^^- ^**'- 
not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars. 

For incidental and contingent office expenses of the com- office 
mission, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. expenses. 

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

Approved March 1, 1907. 

An Act to authorize the trustees of the Scottish rite ^7 -i rn 
OF freemasonry to hold additional real and personal ^^(^P'^'^^ 
property. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter sixty-seven of the acts of the ^gg^ q^^ j 2 
year eighteen hundred and ninety-one is hereby amended amended, 
by inserting after the word " all ", in the third line, the 
words : — one million, — so as to read as follows : — Sec- Trustees may 
tion 2. Said trustees may receive, manage and convey es°tate^'''*'°"'^' 
such real and personal estate, not exceeding in all one mil- 
lion five hundred thousand dollars, as may be deposited 
with them by or for the supreme council of the ancient 
and accepted Scottish rite for the northern jurisdiction of 
the United States, to such uses as said council may ap- 
point, and shall report their doings to such supreme coun- 
cil, and submit their accounts and records to the inspection 
of said council. They may also receive and execute the 
trust of gifts and devises made to them for specific chari- 



112 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 157. 



table objects of relief of aged, sick or decayed members of 
any of the associations or degrees of that rite depending on 
said supreme council, or for the relief of poor widows and 
orphans of members of any degree of said rite, whether 
said trusts are to be performed and executed in this or any 
other state of the United States where said rite is prac- 
tised. Aj}proved March 1, 1907. 



Chap.157 An Act making apphopriations for the salaries and ex- 
penses OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HIGHWAY COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Se;ction 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the })*irposes specified, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of J^ovember, 
nineteen hundred and seven, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the Massachusetts highway commis- 
sion, the sum of eighty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the engineers, clerks and assistants 
in the office of the said commission, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars. 

For travelling and other expenses of the commissioners, 
printing, postage and necessary office expenses, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars. 

For rent of offices for the use of the commission, a sum 
not exceeding forty-seven hundred and fifty dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual report of the com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars. 

For care and repair of road-building machinery, a sum 
not exceeding three thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the registration of 
motor vehicles and the licensing of operators thereof, a 
sum not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of state highways, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the suppression of the 
gypsy and brown tail moths on state highway's, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

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

Approved March 1, 1907. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Massachusetts 

highway 

commission. 

Engineers, 
clerks, etc. 



Expenses. 



Rent of 
offices. 

Annual report. 



Road-building 
machinery. 



Registration of 
motor vehicles, 
etc. 



Maintenance 
of state 
highways. 

Suppression of 
gypsy and 
hrown tail 
moths. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 158, 159. 113 



An Act to provide for the payment of witness fees, (JJinrn ^5^ 

AND expenses OF OFFICERS, IN CASES OF NEGLECTED, WAY- "' 

WARD AND DELINQUENT CHILDREN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All laws in relation to the payment of wit- Payment of 

n n^ • Witness fees, 

ness fees, and to the payment of expenses of omcers, m etc., in 

, ini- •• 1 1 certain cases. 

criminal cases, shall apply m eases arising under chapter 
three lumdred and thirtv-fonr of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and three, or under chapter four hundred 
and thirteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
six. The payment of such fees and of such expenses, in 
cases arising- under either of said chapters hefore the pas- 
sage of this act, is hereby authorized, confirmed and made 
valid. 

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

Approved March 1, 1907. 

An Act relative to orders by the probate court allow- QJidj) 159 

ING THE MARRIAGE OF CERTAIN MINORS. "' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty of chapter one hundred and ^^end^j' ^ ^^' 
fifty-one of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by in- 
serting after the word " living ", in the fourth line, the 
words : — or if he lives out of the Commonwealth or has 
deserted his family, — and by inserting after the word 
" order ", in the sixth line, the words : — If the parent 
whose consent would be required if living in this Com- 
monwealth lives outside of the Commonwealth and the 
address of such parent is known, such notice of the pro- 
ceedings shall be given to such parent as the probate court 
may order : provided, that no notice shall be required to be 
given to a parent who has deserted his family, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 20. The judge of probate for Marriage of 
the county in which a minor under the age specified in the ^thori'zedr 
preceding section resides may, after a hearing, make an 
order allowing the marriage of such minor, if the father of 
such minor or, if he is not living, or if he lives out of the 
Commonwealth or has deserted his family, the mother or, 
if neither parent is alive and resident in this Common- 
wealth, a legal guardian duly appointed has consented to 
such order. If the parent whose consent would be re- 



114 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 160, 161, 162. 

quired if living in tliis Commonwealth lives outside of the 
Commonwealth and the address of such parent is known, 
such notice of the proceedings shall be given to such parent 
Proviso. as the probate court may order : provided, that no notice 

shall be required to be given to a parent who has deserted 
his family. Said judge of probate may also after a hear- 
ing make such order in the case of a person whose age is 
alleged to exceed that specified in the preceding section, 
but who is unable to produce an official record of birth, 
whereby the reasonable doubt of the clerk or registrar, as 
exercised under the provisions of section twenty-eight, may 
be removed. Upon the receipt of a certified copy of such 
order by the clerk or registrar of the city or town in which 
such minor resides, he shall receive the notice required by 
law and issue a certificate as in other cases. 

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

Approved March 1, 1907. 

Chap.lQO -^N Act to authorize the town or reading to pay a 

SUM OF MONEY TO POST 194, G. A. R. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Town of Read- Section 1. The towu of Reading is hereby authorized 

ingmaypaya n , i^ , -, ,. ^ c <i /-i ^ X c .1 

sum of money to pav aiinuallv to i'ost l'J4 01 the Cirand Army 01 the 

to Post 194 

G. A. R. ' Republic, in said town, the sum of fifty dollars, for the 
purpose of lighting the grand army hall. 

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

Approved March 1, 1907. 

Chap.161 An Act relative to the close season for gray squirrels 

AND RABBITS OR HARES, AND FOR QUAIL AND CERTAIN OTHER 
GAME BIRDS, IN THE COUNTY OF BRISTOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Repeal. Chapter three hundred and sixty-six of the acts of the 

year nineteen hundred and four is hereby rei>ealed. 

Approved March 1, 1907. 

CJiap.\&2i An Act to authorize the commissioners of the county 

OF PLYMOUTH TO ERECT AND ESTABLISH A MERIDIAN LINE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

h.ne i^hl^^^^ Section 1. The county commissioners of the county 
established in ^f Plymouth are herebv authorized and instructed to re- 

the county of • i^t-i ci • ^• 

Plymouth. establish a true meridian line m place oi the meridian 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 163. 115 

line established in Bridgewater in said county upon laftd 
formerly owned by the Plymouth County Agricultural 
Society under chapter two hundred and eighty-six of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and seventy, upon such 
land and in such place in said county as said commission- 
ers may determine ; and they may in behalf of said county 
of Plymouth purchase land for this purpose or purchase 
the right to erect and maintain said meridian line. The 
expense of the change shall be j)'A'\d from the treasury of 
the county of Plymouth. 

Section 2. Said new meridian line shall be established How estab- 
m accordance with section two oi said chapter two hun- 
dred and eighty-six, and when so established shall be 
deemed to have been erected under the provisions of said 
chapter. 

Section 3. xYfter the establishment of the said merid- b!ffi*je(? w"th ° 
ian line, said county commissioners shall file with the ^^e clerk of 

' . .' . courts. 

clerk of courts in said county a full and accurate descrip- 
tion of the same, with the declination of the needle for the 
time being. 

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

Approved March 1, 1907. 

An Act to provide for semi-monthly payments to mem- (J I, art 1(33 

BERS OF THE GENERAL COURT. ^ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section ten of chapter three of the Revised Laws is r. l. 3, § lo, 
hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the words: '^■"^'''^®^- 
— and a member may, under such regulations as the treas- 
urer and receiver general shall prescribe, be paid twice in 
any month to an amount not exceeding the proportion then 
due at the rate of one hundred dollars monthly, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 10. Each member of the Members of 
general court shall be entitled to be paid one hundred dol- cour^^n'ay be 
lars on account at the end of each month ; but such monthly monthly.'' 
payments shall not exceed, in the aggregate, the compen- 
sation of the member for the annual session ; and a mem- 
ber may, under such regulations as the treasurer and re- 
ceiver general shall prescribe, be paid twice in any month 
to an amount not exceeding the proportion then due at the 
rate of one hundred dollars monthly. 

Approved March 1, 1007. 



116 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 164, 165. 



Medical and 
surgical 
supplies to be 
kept in cer- 
tain factories. 



Chap.liji: -^^ Act to provide for the .keeping of medical and sur- 
gical APPLIANCES IN FACTORIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Every person, firm or corporation operat- 
ing a factory or sliop in whicli macliinery is nsed for any 
manufacturing purpose, or for any other purpose except 
for elevators, or for heating or lioisting apparatus, shall 
at all times keep and maintain, free of expense to the em- 
ployees, such a medical and surgical chest as shall be re- 
quired by the local board of health of any city or tovv^n 
where such machinery is used, containing plasters, band- 
ages, absorbent cotton, gauze, and all other necessary medi- 
cines, instruments and other appliances for the treatment 
of persons injured or taken ill upon the premises. 

Section 2, Any person, firm or corporation violating 
this act shall be subject to a fine of not less than five dol- 
lars nor more than five hundred dollars for every week 
during which such violation continues. 

Approved March 1, 1907. 



Penalty. 



Annual appro 
priation to be 
made for the 
maintenance 
of parks, 
boulevards, 
etc. 



Chap. 165 An Act relative to assessments for the maintenance of 

THE metropolitan PARK, SEWER AND WATER DISTRICTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Annual appropriations shall be made for 
tlie maintenance of parks and boulevards under the charge 
of the metropolitan park commission, and for the main- 
tenance of the north and south metropolitan systems of 
sewerage, and for the maintenance of the metropolitan 
water system under the control of the metropolitan Avater 
and sewerage board, and such appropriations shall be ap- 
portioned and assessed by the treasurer and receiver gen- 
eral in the manner now provided by law. 

Section 2. Of the amount so assessed and collected, 
any balance remaining on the thirtieth day of November 
in any year shall be carried forward to the next year, and 
shall be taken into account in making the assessments for 
that year. 

Section 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with 
this act are hereby repealed. 

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

Approved March Jt, 1907. 



Balance re- 
maining to be 
carried to ac- 
count of suc- 
ceeding year. 



Repeal. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 166, 167. 117 



An Act to provide for the better protection of gray (JJku) 1(5(3 

squirrels, ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section nine of chapter ninety-two of the Revised Laws r. l. 92, § 9. 
is hereby amended by inserting after the word ^' squirrel ", ^'^^^ ^ ' 
in the first line, the words : — between the first day of De- 
cember and the first day of October following, or a, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 9. Whoever takes or kills close seasons 
a gray squirrel between the first day of December and the squfrrefs, etc. 
first day of October following, or a hare or rabbit between 
the first day of March and the first day of October, or 
within said time, buys, sells or offers for sale any of said 
animals, shall be punished by a fine of ten dollars ; but 
any person, firm or corporation dealing in game or en- 
gaged in the cold storage business may buy, sell or have 
in possession, and any person may buy from such person, 
firm or corporation, and have in possession if so bought, 
Colorado jack rabbits, Xova Scotia white or eastern white 
rabbits at any season, if they have not been taken or killed 
in this Commonwealth contrary to the provisions of this 
section. Approved March If, 1907. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and expenses (J]^qy) X(57 
in the bureau of statistics of labor. ^ " 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

For the salary of the chief of the bureau of statistics of of'f/aUstics'"^''" 
labor, three thousand dollars. of labor. 

For the salary of the first clerk of the said bureau, two First clerk, 
thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the second clerk of the said bureau, second clerk, 
sixteen hundred and fifty dollars. 

For the salaries of the two special agents of the bureau. Special agents, 
the sum of twenty-four hundred dollars. 

For such additional clerical assistance and for such ex- clerical 
penses of the bureau as may be necessary, a sum not ex- ^^^'^ ^^'^^' 
ceeding eighteen thousand eight hundred dollars. 



Annual 
reports. 



118 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 168, 169. 

manufactures. ^^^ cxpenses ill coniiection with the annual collection of 
statistics of niamifactures, a sum not exceeding sixty-five 
hundred dollars. 

Special census. ^ov expeuscs in connectiou with taking a special census 
in towns having an increased resident poijulation during the 
summer months, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 
For printing and binding the annual reports of the said 
bureau, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars. 

by chtes'^In'd'^^ For expeiiscs in connection with the making of annual 

towns. returns by cities and towns, a sum not exceeding six thou- 

sand dollars. 

ine^nt^(?sfces^" For expcuscs in connection with the establishment and 
maintenance of free employment offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-five thousand dollars. 

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

Approved March 4, 1907. 

Chap.lGS An Act to authorize the city of Cambridge to sell cer- 
tain LANDS TAKEN AS A PART OF THE APPROACH TO CAM- 
BRIDGE BRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
The city of Section 1. The city of Cambridge is hereby author- 

Canibridge . <^ . ^ , "^ . , 

may sell i;^ed to scll aud couvcy such i^art as it mav deem advisable 

estate. of the rcal estate situated at the northwest corner of First 

and Main streets in the said city which is not now used 
or needed as an approach to the Cambridge bridge, the 
same having been taken l)y order of the Cambridge bridge 
commission as an approach to the Cam])ridge bridge, by 
an order dated March thirteen, nineteen hundred and five, 
said taking being recorded with Middlesex south district 
deeds. 

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

Approved March 6, 1907. 

Chap.169 An Act to provide for less delay in the appointment of 

GUARDIANS AND CONSERVATORS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
R. L. 145, § fi, Section 1. Section six of chapter one hundred and 

amended. ni-i~»-iT -ii iii •^ 

forty-five of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out the word " fourteen ", in the fifth line, and insert- 
ing in ]ilace thereof the word : — seven, — aud l\y inserting 
after the word "him'', in the sixth line, the words: — 



Acts, 1907. — Cil4j>. 169. 119 

provided, that the judge of said court may, for cause 
shown, direct that a shorter notice be given to him, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 6. If the relations or Guardian of 

p ' 1 (• • J.^ 111 insane person, 

friends of an insane person, or the mayor and aldermen notice of 
or selectmen of a city or town of which an insane person appoimment 
is an inhabitant or resident, apply to the probate court to °*' 
have a guardian appointed for him, the court shall cause 
not less than seven days' notice of the time and place ap- 
pointed for the hearing to be given to him : provided, that Proviso, 
the judge of said court may, for cause shown, direct that 
a shorter notice be given to him ; and if after a hearing 
the court finds that he is incapable of taking care of him- 
self, it shall appoint a guardian of his person and estate. 

Section 2. Section seven of said chapter is hereby r. l. 145, § 7. 
amended by striking out the word " fourteen ", in the ^'^^^ ^ 
twelfth and thirteenth lines, and inserting in place thereof 
the word : — seven, — and by inserting after the word 
"spendthrift", in the fourteenth line, the words: — pro- 
vided, that the judge of said court may, for cause shown, 
direct that a shorter notice be given to him, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 7. If a person, by excessive Guardian of 
drinking, gaining, idleness, or debauchery of any kind, so noirce o" ' 
spends, wastes or lessens his estate as to ex]^X)se himself or po?ntment oF.' 
his family to want or suffering, or any city or town to 
charge or expense for his support or for the support of 
his family, the overseers of the poor of the city or town 
of which he is an inhabitant or resident, or wpon which 
he is or may become chargeable, or a relation or relations 
of such S|)endthrift, may file a petition in the probate 
conrt, stating the facts and circumstances of the case and 
praying to have a guardian appointed. In towns in which 
overseers of the poor are not chosen and in which select- 
men act as such, the selectmen may file snch ]3etition. 
Upon the filing of such petition, the court shall cause not 
less than seven days' notice of the time and place appointed 
for the hearing to be given to the supposed spendthrift: 
provided, that the judge of said court may, for cause Proviso, 
sho^^m, direct that a shorter notice be given to him; and 
if, after a hearing, it finds that he comes within the above 
description, it shall appoint a guardian of his person and 
estate. 

Section 3. Section forty of said chapter, as amended ^^^Jg^- ^ ^• 
by section one of chapter ninety-six of the acts of the year 



120 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 170. 



Conservators 
of the property 
of aged per- 
sons, notice of 
hearing on ap- 
pointment of. 



Proviso. 



nineteen hnndred and three, and by section one of chap- 
ter one hundred and twenty-seven of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and five, is hereby further amended by 
striking out the word " fourteen ", in the tenth line, and 
inserting in place thereof the word : — seven, — and by 
inserting after the word " petitioner ", in the twelfth line, 
the words: — provided, that the judge of said court may, 
for cause shown, direct that a shorter notice be given to 
him, — so as to read as follows: — Section 40. If a per- 
son by reason of advanced age or mental weakness is un- 
able to properly care for his property the probate court 
of the county in which he resides, or, if he resides out of 
the Commonwealth, the probate court of any county in 
which he has property, may, ujxin his petition or upon 
the petition of one or more of his friends, appoint a con- 
servator of his property. Upon the filing of such petition, 
the court shall appoint a time and place for a hearing, and 
shall cause at least seven days' notice thereof to be given 
to the person for whom a conservator is to be appointed 
if he is not the petitioner: provided, that the judge of said 
court may, for cause shown, direct that a shorter notice 
be given to him. If at the hearing it appears that such 
person is incapable of properly caring for his property a 
conservator shall be appointed who shall have the charge 
and management of such property subject to the direction 
of the court. Such conservator may be discharged by the 
probate court upon the application of the ward, or other- 
wise, when it appears that the conservatorship is no longer 
necessary. But a conservator of the property of a married 
person shall not be appointed or discharged without such 
notice as the court may order to the husband or wife of 
such person. 

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

Approved March 6, 1907. 



Chap.170 An Act to provide for the approval of certain expenses 

OF DISTRICT ATTORNEYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter four hundred and 
ninety-four of the acts of the ^-ear nineteen hundred and 
six is hereby amended by inserting after the word " com- 
missioners ", in the nineteenth line, the words: — or by 
a justice of the superior court, — so as to read as fol- 



190G, 494, § 1, 
amended. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 171. 121 

lows: — Section 1. Any district attorney may, in the Certain ex- 
name of the county, contract such bills for stationery, for dfs'trfct'at- 
experts, for travel beyond the boundary line of the Com- pa^id^'by the^^ 
monwealth by -witnesses required by the Commonwealth benefit of'^ *^^ 
in the prosecution of cases, for necessary expenses incurred ^'^'^'^ the 

T, . 1 , . ■,. . . ■^. ^ . , f 1 expense was 

by orhcers under their direction m gome; outside of the contracted, 
boundary line of the Commonwealth for the purpose of 
searching for or bringing back for trial persons under in- 
dictment ill said county, and for such other incidental 
expenses as may in the opinion of such district attorney 
be necessary for tjie proper conduct of his office in the in- 
vestigation of or preparation and trial of criminal causes; 
and all such bills shall be paid by the treasurer of the 
county for the benefit of which such bills were contracted, 
upon a certificate by the district attorney that they were 
necessarily incurred in the proper performance of his 
duty, and upon the approval of the county auditor in the 
ease of bills incurred by the district attorney for the county 
of Suffolk, and by the county commissioners, or by a jus- 
tice of the superior court, in counties other than Suffolk. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 6, 1907. 

Ax Act relative to a water loan by the city of melrose. nj^fj^ 1 71 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter four hundred and ^^o^, 415, § 1, 

. amended. 

fifteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and two 
is hereby amended by inserting after the word " may ", 
in the second line, the words : — from time to time, — 
and by striking out the words " shall bear a uniform date 
of issue ", in the eighth and ninth lines, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 1. The city of Melrose, for the Melrose water 
pur|X)se of extending and improving its system of water {"ggg • ^^^ °^ 
works, insLj from time to time issue bonds, not^s or scrip 
to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars in addi- 
tion to the amount which it is now authorized to issue. 
Such bonds, notes or scrip shall bear on their face the 
words, Melrose Water Loan, Act of 1902 ; shall be payable 
at the expiration of a period not exceeding thirty years 
from the date of issue ; shall bear interest payable semi- 
annually at a rate not exceeding four per cent per annum, 
and shall be sigTied by the treasurer and countersigTied by 
the mayor of the city. Said city may sell such securities 



122 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 172. 



Issue of 
certain bonds 
legalized. 



Chap 



at public or private sale, but none of said bonds, notes or 
scrip shall be issued or sold except in compliance with a 
vote of two thirds of the board of aldermen of the city. 

Section 2. No bonds, notes or scrip heretofore issued 
under authorit}^ of said chapter four hundred and fifteen 
shall be invalid by reason of their failure to bear a uni- 
form date of issue or by reason of any other informality 
in the issuing thereof; and all such bonds, notes or scrip 
are hereby legalized, ratified and confirmed. 

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

Approved March 6, 1907. 



.172 An Act to approve the purchase by the united states of 
america of a tract of land on deer island, in boston 
harbor, and to cede jurisdiction over the same to the 
general government. 



The United 
States may 
acquire a 
certain tract 
of land on 
Deer Island 
in Boston 
harbor. 



Jurisdiction 
ceded. 



Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The consent of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts is hereby granted to the United States of 
America to the purchase, for fortification purposes, from 
the city of Boston, of a certain tract of land on Deer 
Island in Boston harbor, containing a total area of about 
one hundred acres above mean low water mark ; the said 
tract being marked on the grounds by certain monuments, 
and being designated on a map entitled " Plan showing 
land at Deer Island, Boston Harbor, Mass., acquired by 
the United States under provisions of Act of Congress 
approved June 25th, 1906", dated United States Engi- 
neer Office, Boston, Massachusetts, September twenty-nine, 
nineteen hundred and six, and signed by Edw. Burr, 
major, corps of engineers ; a cojw of said plan with a 
copy of the deed of conveyance to the United States of 
the aforesaid land being recorded in Suffolk registry of 
deeds, book 3177, page 577. 

Section 2. Jurisdiction over the tract so purchased, 
including jurisdiction over the two strips of land lying 
within the tract described in section one, which were ac- 
quired by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts imder a 
taking made by the board of metro]iolitan sewerage com- 
missioners, dated April 2, 1890, and recorded with Suf- 
folk deeds, book 1928, page 42, the said two strips being 
the fifth and sixth parcels described in said taking, is 
hereby ceded to the United States of America: provided. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 173. 123 

and the cession and consent aforesaid are given upon the 
express condition that the Commonwealth shall retain con- 
current jurisdiction with the United States in and over 
the lands so purchased, as well as in and over the afore- 
said two strips of land lying within the tract described in 
section one, so far as that all civil processes and sueli crim- 
inal processes as may issue under authority of the Com- 
monwealth against any person or persons charged with 
crimes committed without the said tract of land, includ- 
ing also the two strips of land aforesaid, may be executed 
thereon, in the same manner as though this cession and 
consent had not been granted. 

Section 3. The United States government is hereby certain flats 
authorized, upon such terms and conditions as may be Scrupled and 
prescribed by the harbor and land commissioners, to oc- *^"®^' 
eupy and fill such flats belonging to the Commonwealth, 
and to place such structures in or over the tide water adja- 
cent to the area herein authorized to be purchased as may 
be necessary for the purposes for which said area is to be 
used. 

Section 4. This act shall be void unless a suitable Plans to be 
plan or plans of the premises purchased by the United thesecrelaTi* 
States under the provisions of this act shall be deposited monwea°t"i^ 
in the ofiice of the secretary of the Commonwealth within 
one year after its passage. 

Section 5. K^othing contained herein shall abridge or certain rights 
affect the right and title of the Commonwealth in and to monwe^u™" 
the two strips of land included in the tract described in ^^o* abridged, 
section one, and acquired under the taking aforesaid by 
the board of metropolitan sewerage commissioners, the said 
two strips being the fifth and sixth parcels described in 
said taking. 

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

Approved March G, 1907. 

An Act relative to the Massachusetts commission for (Jhnyy 173 
THE blind. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter three hundred and eighty-five of i906 sss, 

, J, ■, ^ . ,, o J amended. 

the acts oi the year nineteen hundred and six is hereby 
amended by adding after section eight the following new 
sections : — Section 9. There may be advanced to the a certain sum 
chairman of said commission out of the treasury of the van^'ce^Jf to*^the 



124 



Acts, 1907. 



Chap. 174. 



capital. 



Massachusetts Commonwealth annually, from the amount appropriated 

commissioii for , . . . l r r 

the blind as a for the maintenance of its industries, such sum as may be 

woricing Tin 

necessary, not exceeding live thousand dollars at any one 
time, to be used as a working capital for said industries. 
Said sum when drawn from the treasury of the Common- 
wealth shall be deposited in a national bank or trust com- 
pany to the credit of the chairman of the commission as 
such, who shall give a bond in such sum and with such 
sureties as the governor and council may approve. Section 
10. The commission shall keep separate books of account 
for its industries, and may use all moneys received from 
the sale of any products made at its workshops or from the 
sale of products made under its supervision to which it has 
title, for the purpose of carrying on its said industries. 
The auditor of accounts shall at least once in each year, 
and oftener if he deems it advisable, examine the books, 
accounts and vouchers of the commission. 

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

Approved March 6, 1901. 



Books of 
account to be 
kept. 



Chap.l74z -^^ Act making appropriations for the Massachusetts 

SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND. 

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

tions, 1 J^ 

Massachusetts priatcd, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 

commission i ' ^. c i i • i 

for the blind, froui the Ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses 
of the Massachusetts commission for the blind, for the fis- 
cal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and seven, to wit: — 

For the maintenance of industries under the control of 
said commission, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dol- 
lars. 

For general administration, for information, industrial 
and educational aid, and such other expenses as may be 
found necessary by the commission to carry out the provi- 
sions of the act establishing the commission, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. 

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

Approved March 6, 1907. 



Maintenance 
of industries. 



Expenses. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 175. 125 



Ax Act to incorporate the westford water company. (JJian.Vl^ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Abiel J. Abbot, Julian A. Cameron, John westford 
C. Abbot, George T. Day, Sherman H. Fletcher, Frederick a,mpanv 
G. Sargent, Allan C. Sargent, Oscar E. Spalding, Edward i'^'=o'-p°'-^t«d. 
Fisher, Walter J. Sleeper, Henry E. Cowan, Daniel C. 
Heath and Edmund M. Blake, their associates and succes- 
sors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the 
Westford Water Company, for the purpose of supplying 
the inhabitants of the town of Westford, or any part 
thereof, with water for domestic, manufacturing and other 
purposes, including the extinguishment of fires ; with all 
the }X)wers and ])riyileges and subject to all the duties, re- 
strictions and liabilities set forth in all general laws now 
or hereafter in force applicable to such corporations. 

Section 2. Said corporation, for the purpose aforesaid, cerfafn**"''^ 
may lease, take or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and waters, 

,,'-,-, ■, ..1 7 water rights, 

hold and conyey the waters, or so much thereof as may be etc. 
necessary, of any ponds, springs, streams, wells or any 
filter galleries or wells that may be constructed upon the 
shore of any pond, or near to any spring or stream within 
the limits of the said town, together with any water rights 
connected therewith, and also all lands, rights of way and 
easements necessary for holding and preserying such water 
and for conyeying the same to any part of said town ; and 
may erect on the land thus taken or held proper dams, 
buildings, standpipcs, fixtures and other structures, and 
may make excayations, procure and operate machinery, and 
provide such other means and appliances, and may do such 
other things, as may be necessary for the establishment 
and maintenance of complete and effectiye Avater works: 
provided, however, that no source of water supply for Proviso, 
domestic purposes or lands necessary for preserying the 
quality of such w^ater shall be acquired under this act with- 
out the consent of the state board of health, and that the 
location of all dams, reseiwoirs, wells or other works for 
collecting or storing water shall be subject to the approval 
of said board. 

Section 3. Said company, for the purposes aforesaid. May construct 

i.-^". J^J^ . . ' and maintain 

may construct, lay and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes aqueducts, 
and other works, under or over any land, water courses, 
canals, dams, railroads, railways and public or other ways, 



126 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 175. 

and along any liighwaj or other way in the town of West- 
ford, in such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the 
same ; and for the purpose of constructing, laying, main- 
taining and repairing such aqueducts, conduits, pipes and 
other works, and for all purposes of this act, said company 
may dig up, raise and embank any such lands, highways 
or other ways in such manner as to cause the least hin- 
drance to public travel ; but all things done upon any such 
ways shall be subject to the direction and approval of the 
selectmen of said town. 
Description of Section 4. Said Corporation shall, within sixty days 

lands, etc., to . ^ ' *'.,^ 

be recorded. after the taking of any lands, rights of way, water rights, 
water sources or easements as aforesaid, otherwise than by 
purchase or lease, file and cause to be recorded in the regis- 
try of deeds for the northern district of the county of 
Middlesex a description thereof sufficiently accurate for 
identification, with a statement of the purpose for which 
the same were taken, sigiied by the president of the corpo- 
ration. The recording shall operate as a taking of the 
real estate and rights and easements therein described. 

Damages. Section 5. Said corporatioii shall pay all damages to 

property sustained by any person, firm or corporation by 
the taking of any land, right of way, water, water sources, 
water right or easement, or by any other thing done by said 
corporation under the authority of this act. Any person, 
firm or corporation sustaining damages as aforesaid, who 
fails to agree with said corporation as to the amount 
thereof, may have the same assessed and determined in the 
manner provided by law in the case of land taken for the 
laying out of higliways, on application at any time within 
two years after the taking of such land or other property 
or the doing of any other injury under authority of this 
act ; but no such application shall be made after the expira- 
tion of the said two years. No application for the assess- 
ment of damages shall be made for the taking of any water, 
water right or water source, or for any injury thereto, until 
the water is actually withdrawn or diverted under author- 
ity of this act. Said corporation may by vote, from time 
to time, determine what amount or quantity of water it 
proposes to take and appropriate imder this act; in which 
case any damages caused by such taking shall be based, 
upon such amount or quantity until the same shall be in- 
creased by vote or otherwise, and in such event said corpo- 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 175. 127 

ration shall be further liable only for the additional dam- 
ages caused by such additional taking. 

Section 6. Said corporation may distribute the water Distribution 
through said town of Westford, or any part thereof, may ° ^^ ^^' ^ "' 
establish and fix from time to time the rates for the use of 
said water and collect the same; and may make such con- 
tracts with the said town or with any fire district now or 
hereafter established therein, or with any individual or 
corporation, to supply water for the extinguishing of fires 
or for other purposes, as may be agreed upon. 

Section 7. Said corporation may, for the purposes set Real estate 
forth in this act, hold real estate not exceeding in value stock, 
fifteen thousand dollars, and the capital stock of said cor- 
poration shall not exceed seventy thousand dollars, to be 
divided into shares of one hundred dollars each. If it be 
necessary for the purposes of said corporation, an increase 
of capital stock may be authorized by the commissioner of 
corporations in the mamier provided in sections thirty and 
thirty-one of chapter one hundred and nine of the Revised 
Laws, and in any amendments thereof now or hereafter 
made. 

Section 8. Immediately after the payment of the cap- Certificate of 
ital stock of said company a certificate of that fact and of cap^l'stock 
the manner in which the same has been paid in, and, at with^the'sei 
the time of making the certificate, has lieen invested, signed common-^ 
and sworn to by the president, treasurer and a majority at wealth, etc 
least of the directors, and approved by the commissioner 
of corporations, shall be filed in the office of the secretary of 
the Commonwealth. A conveyance to the corporation of 
property, real or personal, at a fair valuation, shall be 
deemed a sufficient paying in of the capital stock to the 
extent of such value, if a statement is included in the 
certificate, made, signed and sworn to by its president, 
treasurer and a majority of its directors, giving a descrip- 
tion of such property and the value at which it has been 
taken in payment, in such detail as the commissioner of 
corporations shall require or approve, and endorsed with 
his certificate that he is satisfied that said valuation is fair 
and reasonable. 

Section 9. Said corj)oration may issue bonds and may May issue 
secure the same by a mortgage of its franchise and other °^ ^' ^*''' 
property to an amount not exceeding its capital stock actu- 
ally paid in. The proceeds of all bonds so issued shall be 



secre- 



128 



Acts, 1907. — CnAr. 175. 



Issue of 
capital stock, 
etc. 



Penalty for 
corruption of 
water, etc. 



The town of 
Westford may 
take fran- 
chise, etc. 



expended onlj in the extension of the works of the com- 
pany and in payment of expenditures actually made in the 
construction of the works, over and above the amount of 
the capital stock actually paid in. 

Section 10. The capital stock and bonds hereinbefore 
authorized shall be issued only in such amounts as may 
from time to time, upon investigation by the commissioner 
of corporations, be deemed by him to be reasonably requi- 
site for the purposes for which such issue of stock or bonds 
has been authorized. His decision approving such issue 
shall specify the respective amounts of stock and bonds au- 
thorized to be issued, and the purposes to which the proceeds 
thereof are to be applied. A certificate setting forth his 
decision shall be filed in the office of the secretary of the 
Commonwealth before the certificates of stock or the bonds 
are issued, and the proceeds of such stock or bonds shall 
not be applied to any purpose not specified in such de- 
cision. 

Section 11. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, 
jx)llutes or diverts any water taken or held under this act, 
or injures any structure, work or other property owned, 
held or used by said corporation under authority of this 
act, shall forfeit and pay to said corporation three times 
the amount of damages assessed therefor, to be recovered 
in an action of tort ; and upon being convicted of any of 
the above wilful or wanton acts shall be punished by a fine 
not exceeding three hundred dollars or by imprisonment 
in jail for a term not exceeding one year. 

Section 12. The town of Westford shall have the 
right, at any time during the continuance of the charter 
hereby granted, to take by purchase or by exercise of the 
right of eminent domain, the franchise, property and all 
the rights and privileges of said corporation, on payment 
to said corporation of the actual cost of its franchise, 
works and property of any kind held under the provisions 
of this act. If the town shall so take said pro]5erty it shall, 
as part payment thereof, assume any indebtedness of said 
corporation incurred in the construction or improvement 
of the property, by lawful issue of bonds secured by mort- 
gage. The town, on taking as herein provided the prop- 
erty of said corporation, shall assume all of its outstanding 
obligations, including the bonds authorized by this act, 
and the amount thus assumed shall be deducted from the 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 175. 129 

total amount to be paid by said town to said corporation. 
Said corporation shall furnish to the town of Westford, fJciipT^and^ 
under oath, an itemized statement of the actual cost of fo^'g^^^^nished 
the water suj^plv system authorized under this act, to- annually, etc. 
gether with a copy of all contracts made in providing and 
constructing said water supply system and any extension 
thereof, and shall furnish to said town annually in the 
month of January an itemized statement, under oath, of 
its receipts and expenditures, which statement shall be sub- 
mitted by the selectmen to the citizens of the town at the 
annual to\\Ti meeting. This authority, to take said fran- Taking of 
chise and property is granted on condition that the same a^s1;ented^to by 
is assented to by said town by a two thirds vote of the *''® ^^^'^^ 
voters present and voting thereon at a meeting legally 
called for that purpose, and the taking, if by exercise of 
the right of eminent domain, shall be by filing in the 
registry of deeds for the northern district of the county of 
Middlesex a declaration of such taking, which shall in- 
clude a certified copy of the article in the warrant under 
which the to^\ni acted, and of the vote of the town thereon 
showing that it was passed by a two thirds vote, as herein 
required. In case the town and the corporation shall be in case of 
unable to agi'ee ujxtn the actual cost of said property, the commfs^sToners 
supreme judicial court shall, upon application of either po^inted.^^' 
party and notice to the other, appoint three commissioners 
who shall determine the actual cost of said property, and 
whose award, when accepted by the court shall be final. 
Interest at the rate of six per cent shall be included in 
said award from the date of the taking or purchase. 

Sectiok" 13. Said toAvn may, for the purpose of pay- Westford 
ing the cost of said franchise and corporate property and '^^^^''Loan. 
the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under the 
provisions of this act, issue from time to time bonds, notes 
or scrip to an amount not exceeding in the aggregate sev- 
enty-five thousand dollars. Such bonds, notes or scrip shall 
bear on their face the words, Westford Water Loan ; shall 
be payable at the expiration of periods not exceeding thirty 
years from the date of issue ; shall bear interest, payable 
semi-annually, at a rate not exceeding five j)er cent per 
annum; and shall be signed by the treasurer of the town 
and countersigned by the water commissioners hereinafter 
provided for. Said town may sell such securities at public 
or private sale, or pledge the same for money borrowed 



130 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 175. 



Water com- 
missioners, 
election, 
terms, etc. 



Powers vested 
in water com- 
missioners. 



Rights and 
duties of any 
fire district 
hereafter es- 
tablished. 



for the purposes of this act, iijx)n such terms and condi- 
tions as it may deem proper. Said town shall pay the 
interest upon said loan as it accrues, and shall at the time 
of authorizing said loan provide for the payment thereof 
in such annual proportionate payments, beginning not 
more than five years after the first issue of such bonds, 
notes or scrip, as will extinguish the same within the time 
prescribed by this act; and when a vote to that effect has 
been passed, a sum which with the income derived from 
water rates will be sufficient to pay the annual expense 
of operating its water works and the interest as it accrues 
on the bonds, notes and scrip issued as aforesaid by said 
town, and to make such payments on the principal as may 
be required under the provisions of this act shall, without 
further vote, be assessed by the assessors of said town in 
each year thereafter, in the same manner in which other 
taxes are assessed under the provisions of section thirty- 
seven of chapter twelve of the Revised Laws, until the 
debt incurred by said loan is extinguished. 

Section 14. Said town shall, after its purchase of said 
franchise and corporate property, as provided in this act, 
at a legal meeting called for the purpose elect by ballot 
three persons to hold office, one until the expiration of 
three years, one until the expiration of two years and one 
until the expiration of one year from the next succeeding 
annual town meeting, to constitute a board of water com- 
missioners ; and at each annual town meeting thereafter 
one such commissioner shall be elected by ballot for the 
term of three years. 

Section 15. All the authority granted to the said town 
by this act and not otherwise specifically provided for shall 
be vested in said water commissioners, who shall be sub- 
ject however to such restrictions, rules and regulations as 
said town may impose by its vote. A majority of said 
commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the transac- 
tion of business. Any vacancy occurring in said board for 
any cause may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired 
term by said town at any legal town meeting called for the 
purpose. 

Section 16. Any fire district hereafter established 
within the town of Westford for the ])ur]-)oses of supplying 
the inhabitants thereof with water for the extinguishment 
of fires and for domestic, manufacturing and other j)ur- 
poses, shall have all the rights and privileges herein granted 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 176, 177. 131 

to, and be subject to all the obligations, duties and liabili- 
ties herein imposed upon, said town. 

Section 17. This act shall take effect upon its pas- when to take 
sage, but shall become void unless said water company 
shall have begini to distribute water through its pipes to 
consumers in said town within three years after the date 
of its passage. Approved March 6, 1907. 



Ax iiCT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ENTRY OF WRITS AND OTHER (J/iar).ViQ 
PROCESSES IN THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT AND THE SU- -^* 

PERIOR COURT ON THE FOLLOWING DAY WHEN THE FIRST 
MONDAY OF A MONTH FALLS ON A LEGAL HOLIDAY". 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. When the first Monday of any month falls Entry of writs, 
upon a legal holiday, writs, processes, notices to appear Lpreme ^^ 
and citations in all actions, suits and other civil proceed- iuperklr*^"^ 
ings in the supreme judicial court and the superior court, certafn'cases. 
and appeals from police, district and municipal courts and 
trial justices, and suits upon recognizances and bonds in 
criminal cases in the superior court, which are returnable 
or are to be entered upon such first Monday may be re- 
turnable or entered upon the following day. 

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

Approved March 8, 1907. 



Cliap.Vil 



An Act relative to the apportionment of sewer assess- 
ments AND THE PAYMENT OF INTEREST THEREON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fifteen of chapter forty-nine of R.l.49§15, 
the Revised LaAvs is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word ''section", in the second line, the words: — or the 
corresponding provisions of any act hereafter passed, — by 
inserting after the word " request ", in the eighth line, 
the words : — Said board may also in its discretion, at any 
time before proceedings for the enforcement of the collec- 
tion, apportion said assessment into such numi^er of equal 
parts, not exceeding ten, as the owner shall in said notice 
request, — and by inserting after the word " interest ", in 
the same line, the words : — on the principal sum the first 
year and each year thereafter on such balance as remains 
unpaid, — so as to read as follows : — Section 15. If in Apportionment 
a city or town which accepts the provisions of this section assessments. 



132 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 178. 



or the corresponding provisions of any act hereafter passed, 
or has accepted the corresponding provisions of earlier 
laws, the owner of land therein, within thirty days after 
notice of a sewer assessment thereon, or of any charges 
made for entering or using any public sewer, notifies in 
writing the assessors to apportion the same, they shall ap- 
portion it into such number of equal parts, not exceeding 
ten, as the owner shall in said notice request. Said board 
may also in its discretion, at any time before proceedings 
for the enforcement of the collection, apportion said assess- 
ment into such number of equal parts, not exceeding ten, 
as the owner shall in said notice request. The assessors 
shall add one of said parts with interest on the principal 
sum the first year and each year thereafter on such balance 
as remains unpaid from the date of apportionment to the 
annual tax of said land for each year next ensuing until 
all parts have been so added. 

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

Approved March 8, 1907. 



Water supply 
for the Ware- 
ham Fire 
District, etc. 



Chap. lis An Act to provide for a water supply for the wareham 

FIRE DISTRICT AND THE INHABITANTS OF WAREHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Wareham Fire District in the town of 
Wareham may supply itself and the inhabitants of Ware- 
ham with water for exting-uishing fires and for domestic, 
manufacturing and other purposes ; may establish foun- 
tains and hydrants and relocate or discontinue the same; 
and may regulate the use of such water and fix and collect 
rates to be paid for the use of the same. 

Section 2. Said Wareham Fire District for the pur- 
]X)ses aforesaid may. take by purchase or otherwise, and 
hold the waters of any stream or streams, ponds or any 
ground sources of supply, by bored or driven wells, in the 
town of Wareham, and may also take by purchase or other- 
wise and hold all rights of way, easements and lands in the 
town of Wareham necessary for conveying the same to 
and through said district : provided, that said district shall 
not have the right hereunder to take, except by purchase, 
any source or sources of supply now held, owned or used 
by the Onset Water Company. Xo sources of water sup- 
ply for domestic purposes shall be taken under this act 



May take and 
hold the 
waters of 
streams or 
ponds, etc. 



Proviso. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 178. 133 

•without the consent and approval of the state board of 
health. Said district may construct on the lands thus May construct 
taken or acquired proper dams, buildings, fixtures and ^"^^' 
other structures, and may do such other things as may be 
necessary for joroviding and maintaining complete and 
effective water works ; and for that purpose may construct 
wells and reservoirs, and establish pumping works, may 
construct, lay and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and 
other works, under and over any land, water courses, rail- 
roads, railways and public or other ways, and along any 
highway or other way in the town of Wareham, in such 
manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same ; and for 
the purpose of constructing, laying and maintaining and 
repairing such aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works, 
and for all other purposes of this act, said district may 
dig up, raise and embank any such lands, highways or 
other ways in such manner as to cause the least possible 
hindrance to public travel ; but all things done upon such 
ways shall be subject to the direction of the selectmen of 
the town. The title to all land taken or purchased under Title to land 
the provisions of this act shall vest in said Wareham Fire Ihe^dist'dctf '° 
District, and the land so taken may be managed and im- 
proved and controlled by the board of water commission- 
ers hereinafter provided for, in such manner as they shall 
deem for the best interests of said district. 

Section 3. Said Wareham Fire District shall, within Description of 
ninety days after the taking of any lands, rights of way be'^recorded. 
or easements as aforesaid, otherwise than by purchase, file 
and cause to be recorded in the registry of deeds for the 
county of Plymouth a description thereof sufficiently ac- 
curate for identification, with a statement of the purpose 
for which the same were taken, signed by the water com- 
missioners hereinafter provided for. 

Section 4. Said Wareham Fire District shall pay all Damages, 
damages to property sustained by any person or coriX)ra- 
tion by the taking of any water, water source, water right, 
land, right of way or easement, or by any other thing done 
by said district under authority of this act. Any person 
or corporation sustaining damages as aforesaid, who fails 
to agree with said district as to the amount thereof, may 
have the damages assessed and determined in the manner 
provided by law in the case of land taken for highways, 
on application therefor at any time within one year after 



134 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 178. 



District may 
tender any 
sum for 
damages, etc. 



Wareham 
Fire District 
Loan. 



the taking of such land or other property, or the doing of 
other injury under authority of this act. Xo application 
for assessment of damages shall be made for the taking of 
any water rights, or for any injury thereto, until the water 
is actually withdrawn or diverted under authority of this 
act. 

Section 5. In every case of a petition to the superior 
court for an assessment of damages the said district may 
tender to the petitioner or his attorney any sum, or may 
bring the same into court to be paid to the petitioner for 
the damages by him sustained or claimed in his petition, 
or may in writing offer to be defaulted and that damages 
may be awarded against it for the sum therein expressed, 
and if the |5etitioner does not accept such sum, with his 
costs up to that time, but proceeds in his suit, and does not 
recover greater damages than Avere so offered or tendered, 
not including interest on the sum recovered in damages 
from the date of such offer or tender, the Wareham Fire 
District shall have judgment for its costs after said date, 
for which execution shall issue; and the petitioner if he 
recovers damages shall be allowed his costs only to the 
date of such offer or tender. 

Section 6. For the purpose of paying all expenses and 
liabilities incurred under the provisions of this act said 
district may, when authorized by a two thirds vote of the 
voters present and voting at a legal meeting held for the 
purpose, from time to time issue bonds, notes or certificates 
of debt, signed by the treasurer of the Wareham Fire Dis- 
trict and countersigned by the chairman of the water com- 
missioners hereinafter provided for, to be denominated on 
the face thereof, Wareham Fire District Loan, to an 
amount not exceeding sixty thousand dollars, payable at 
periods not exceeding thirty years from the dates of issue, 
and bearing interest, payable semi-annually, at a rate not 
exceeding four |3er cent per annum. Said district may 
sell such securities at public or private sale, at not less than 
par, or pledge the same for money borrowed for the pur- 
pose of this act, upon such terms and conditions as it may 
deem proj^er. Said district shall pay the interest upon the 
loan as it accrues, and shall provide at the time of author- 
izing said loan for the payment thereof in such annual 
proportional payments as will extinguish the same within 
the time prescribed by this act, the first of such annual 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 178. 135 

payments to be made at or before the expiration of five 
years from the date of the first issue of any of the securi- 
ties authorized by this act ; and when a vote to this effect 
has been passed the amount required thereby shall, without 
further vote of said district, be raised by taxation in the 
same manner in which money is raised for town expenses. 

Section 7. Said district shall raise by taxation annu- Payment of 
ally a sum which with the income derived from the sale penses. 
of water will be sufficient to pay the current annual ex- 
penses of operating its water works and the interest accru- 
ing on the bonds, notes or certificates of debt issued by 
said district, together with such payments on the principal 
as may be required under the provisions of this act. Said 
district is further authorized, by a two thirds vote of the 
voters thereof present and voting at a legal meeting held 
for the purjwse, to raise by taxation any sum of money 
for the purpose of enlarging or extending its water works 
and providing additional pipes, appliances and fixtures 
connected therewith, not exceeding two thousand dollars in 
any one year. 

Section 8. Whenever a tax is duly voted by said dis- collection of 
trict for the purposes of this act the clerk shall send a ments, eTc. 
certified copy of the vote to the assessors of the town of 
Wareham, who shall proceed within thirty days to assess 
the same in the same manner in which town taxes are re- 
quired by law to be assessed. The assessment shall be com- 
mitted to the town collector, who shall collect said tax in 
the manner and at the time provided for the collecting of 
town taxes, and shall deposit the proceeds thereof with the 
district treasurer for the use and benefit of said district. " 
Said district may collect interest on overdue taxes in the 
same manner as taxes and interest are authorized to be 
collected by the town : provided, that said district at the proviso, 
time of voting to raise the tax shall so determine, and shall 
also fix a time for the payment thereof. 

Section 9. Said district may make such contracts with Contracts, 
individuals, corporations, the Onset Water Company, the 
Onset Fire District and the town of Wareham for supply- 
ing water as may be agreed upon, and may extend its pipes 
for that purpose, under the direction of the selectmen of 
the town of Wareham, through the streets and highways 
of said town lying outside the corporate limits of said 
district. Said district may fix and collect rates for the 



136 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 178. 



Water com- 
missioners, 
election, 
terms, etc. 



Rules, etc., for 
management 
of the water 
works. 



Penalty for 
corrupting 
water, etc. 



use of such water and may discontinue or shut off the 
water for the non-payment thereof, and for violation of 
the terms of any contract made in accordance with this 
section. 

Section 10. Said Wareham Fire District shall, after 
its acceptance of this act at a legal meeting called for the 
purpose, elect by ballot three persons to hold office, one 
vmtil the expiration of three years, one until the expira- 
tion of two years and one until the expiration of one year 
from the next succeeding annual meeting, to constitute a 
board of water commissioners, and at each annual meet- 
ing thereafter one such commissioner shall be elected by 
ballot for the term of three years. All the authority granted 
to said district by this act and not otherwise sjDecifically 
provided for shall be vested in said board of water com- 
missioners, who shall be subject however to such instruc- 
tions, rules and regulations as said district may impose by 
its vote. A majority of said commissioners shall consti- 
tute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any va- 
cancy occurring in said board from any cause may be filled 
for the remainder of the unexpired term by said district 
at any legal meeting called for the purpose. Xo money, 
shall be drawn from the district treasury on account of 
said water works except by written order of said commis- 
sioners or a majority of them. Said commissioners shall 
annually make to said district a full report in writing of 
their doings and exjDenditures. Said commissioners shall 
receive such comi^ensation for their services as said district 
shall determine. 

Section 11. Said district may also provide rules and 
regulations for the management of its water works, not 
inconsistent wath this act or with the laws of the Common- 
■\vealth, and may choose such other officers not provided 
for in this act as it may deem proper and necessary. 

Section 12. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, 
pollutes or diverts any "water obtained or supplied under 
this act, or wilfully or w^antonly injures any reservoir, 
standpipe, aqueduct, pipe or other property owned or used 
by said district for the purposes of this act, shall forfeit 
and pay to said 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 impris- 
onment for a term not exceedine" six months. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 179, 180. 137 

Sectiox 13. This act shall take effect upon its accept- when to take 
auce by a two thirds vote of the voters of said district pres- 
ent and voting thereon by ballot at any legal district meet- 
ing called for the purpose within three months after the 
passage of this act; but it shall become void unless the 
said district shall begin to distribute water through its 
pij)es to consumers in said Wareham Fire District within 
three years after the date of the acceptance of this act as 
aforesaid. Approved March 8, 1907. 

Ax Act relative to the approval of bills arising in the Qkap.179 

MUNICIPAL COURT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be if enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fifty-six of chapter one hundred ^^^^j^^g^^; ^ ^^• 
and sixty of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out the words '' The justices shall meet quarterly, and 
as much oftener as may be necessary, to ", in the first and 
second lines, and inserting in place thereof the words : — 
The chief justice, or, in case of his death, illness, absence 
or incapacity, the senior associate justice, shall, — and by 
striking out the word " them ", in the fifth line, and in- 
serting in place thereof the word : — him, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 56. The chief justice, or, in case of ^ost^ e'tc? °^ 
his death, illness, absence or incapacity, the senior associate 
justice, shall allow bills of costs, accounts, charges and ex- 
penses which arise in said court, and shall certify to the 
public ofiicer by whom they are payable such amounts as 
are allowed by him. 

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

Approved March 8, 1907. 



Chajy.lSO 



An Act to prohibit the distribution, delivery and giv- 
ing AWAY OF HARMFUL OR INJURIOUS MEDICINES, DRUGS 
AND OTHER ARTICLES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Ko person shall distribute, deliver or give Distribution. 
away in any public street or highway or from house to furor'injurSus 
house or place to place, any bottle, box, envelope or pack- ^rohTbUed,^**'" 
age containing any liquid, medicine, pill, powder, tablet or 
other article which is composed of any drug, poison or 
other ingredient or substance which may be in any way 
injurious or harmful to any child or other person who may 
taste, eat, drink or otherwise use the same. 



138 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 181. 

Penalty. Section 2. Wlioever violates the provisions of this act 

shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty nor more 
than one hundred dollars. Approved March 8, 1907. 



Chap.181 Ax Act relative to the form or valuation lists for the 

USE OF ASSESSORS IN THE ASSESSMENT OF TAXES. 



R. L. 12, § 58, 
amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Se,ction 1. Section fifty-eight of chapter twelve of 
the Revised Laws is hereby amended by striking out in 
the form of valuation lists therein contained the columns 
entitled " Superficial Feet of Wharf " and " Value of 
Same ", and inserting in place thereof one column, en- 
titled : — Total Value of Each Parcel of Real Estate, — 
so that the headings of the columns of said form shall be 
as follows : — 



Headings of 
columns in 
form of valu- 
ation list. 



Names and residences of persons assessed {Give street and 
number of residence). 

Number of taxable polls. 

Total cash tax on polls. 

Value of each person's whole stock in ti'ade. 

Value of machinery used in manufacturing establishments. 

Number of live stock, each kind specified separately. 

Value of each kind of live stock. 

Value of all other ratable personal estate in one item. 

Aggregate of each i3erson's ratable personal estate. 

Total tax on personal estate. 

Buildings of all kinds, described by naming their uses. 

Value of buildings, exclusive of land. 

Description, by name or otherwise, of each and eveiy lot of 
land owned by each person. 

' Acres 



Number of acres or feet in each lot of land. 

Value of same. 

Total value of each parcel of real estate. 

Aggregate value of real estate. 

Total tax on real estate. 

Total cash tax on polls, personal and real estate. 



Feet 



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

Approved March 8, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 182, 183, 181. 139 



An Act to authorize the city of quincy to incur in- (7^^r).182 

DEBTEDNESS FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The city of Quincy, for the purpose of ex- Quincy Public 
tending its water mains, fixtures, works and service, may Loan.'^AciPof^ 
from time to time issue bonds, notes or scrip, to be denom- ^^°'^* 
inated on the face thereof, Quincy Public Water Supply 
Loan, Act of 1907, to an amount not exceeding two hun- 
dred thousand dollars, outside the limit of indebtedness 
fixed by law for that city and in addition to the amounts 
heretofore authorized by law to be issued by the city for 
the same purposes. Such bonds, notes or scrip shall be 
issued upon the terms and conditions and with the force 
and effect sj^ecified in chapter four hundred and one of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, except 
that they shall not bear a rate of interest in excess of four 
per cent per annum. 

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

Approved March 8, 1907. 

An Act to authorize the state board of health to de- nif^jj. iqq 

FINE WHAT DISEASES ARE TO BE DEEMED DANGEROUS TO THE ^ * 

PUBLIC HEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The state board of health is hereby author- The state 
ized and directed to define what diseases shall be deemed to define dls- 
to be " dangerous to the public health ", as the term is used dtnlerouf to 
in chapter two hundred and thirteen of the acts of the year p"^''*' health. 
nineteen hundred and two. 

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

Approved March S, 1907. 

An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to incur z"^/,^^ i 04 
indebtedness for the construction of sewers, beyond ^ 

the limit fixed by law. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Xew Bedford, for the purpose New Bedford 
of constructing sewers and for the purpose of sewage dis- AcTof 190"; 
posal, may incur indebtedness to an amount not exceeding 
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue 



140 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 185. 



Proviso. 



Payment of 
loan. 



bonds, notes or scrip therefor, to be denominated on the 
face thereof, Xew Bedford Sewer Loan, Act of 1907. 
Such bonds, notes or scrip shall be signed bj the treasurer 
of the city and countersigned by the mayor. They shall 
be j)ayable at the expiration of not more than thirty years 
from the dates of issue, shall bear interest at a rate not 
exceeding four per cent per annum, and shall not be 
reckoned in determining the statutory limit of indebted- 
ness of the city. The city may sell such securities at pub- 
lic or private sale or pledge the same for money borrowed 
for the purposes aforesaid, uix)n such terms and conditions 
as it may deem proper : provided, that they shall not be 
sold or pledged for less than their par value. 

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

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

Approved March 12, 1907. 



CAap.185 Ax Act to authorize the city of new bedfokd to incur 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



The city of 
New Bedford 
may incur 
additional in- 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford, for the purpose 
of constructing and furnishing three new school buildings 
debtedness for .^^-^d f gp purchasing the necessary land therefor, and for the 
purpose of erecting an addition to the school building at 
Lund's Corner, may incur indebtedness beyond the limit 
fixed by law to an amount not exceeding two hundred and 
twenty-five thousand dollars, and may issue bonds, notes or 
scrip therefor. Such bonds, notes or scrip shall be payable 
within such jDeriods, not exceeding twenty years from the 
dates of issue, and shall bear such rate of interest, not ex- 
ceeding four per cent per annum, payable semi-annually, 
as the city council shall determine. Except as otherwise 
provided herein the provisions of chapter twenty-seven of 
the Eevised Laws shall, so far as they may be applicable, 
apply to the indebtedness hereby authorized and to the 
securities issued therefor. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 186. 141 

Section 2. The city council of said city shall at the Payment of 
time of authorizing said loan provide for the payment °*°' 
thereof in such annual proportionate payments as will ex- 
tingiiish the same within the time prescribed in this act; 
and thereafter, without further action bj^the city council, 
the amount required for such payments shall be assessed 
by the assessors of said city in each year, in the same man- 
ner in which other taxes are assessed under the provisions 
of section thirty-seven of chapter twelve of the Revised 
Laws, until the debt incurred by the city is extinguished. 

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

Approved March 12, 1907. 

An Act to authorize the payment of pensions to widows (Jfidjy \^Q 
or children of members of police and fire depart- ^* 

ments in towns. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Towns accepting the j^rovisions of this act Certain towns 
are hereby authorized to appropriate money to provide for prtate m'oney 
the payment of pensions as hereinafter provided. ment^of^''^' 

Section 2. The selectmen of anv town which aceei>ts p^^®'^''^- 

•' i To whom 

this act may pay to the widow of any permanent member pensions may 
of the police department or of any person aiding a police 
officer in the discharge of his duty by the order or request 
of such officer or any of the authorities of the town, or to 
the widow of a fireman in the regularly organized fire de- 
partment of the town, or of a j)ersoii doing fire duty at the 
request or by the order of the authorities of the town, if it 
has no organized fire department, or of a j>erson perform- 
ing the duties of a fireman in such town, who has hereto- 
fore died or who may hereafter die from injuries received 
through no fault of his own in the actual performance of 
his duty, a pension not exceeding three hundred dollars a 
year so long as such widow remains unmarried, or if there 
is no widow a pension not exceeding said sum for the 
benefit of any of the children under sixteen years of age 
of such deceased person, so long as any such child is under 
the age of sixteen years, and the selectmen of such town 
may from time to time determine the amount of such pen- 
sion within said limits. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage when to 
so far as to allow any town to vote upon the question of its ^^^ ^^^''*' 
acceptance, but it shall not take full efl^ect in any town 



142 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 187, 188, 189. 



until it lias been accepted by a vote of two thirds of the 
voters of such town present and voting thereon at an annual 
town meeting. Approved March 12, 1907. 

Chap.187 Ax Act relative* to jaxitors of public schoolhouses in 

THE CITY OF LAWRENCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. Hereafter the school committee of the citj 
of Lawrence shall have full and exclusive authority to ai> 
point and remove the janitors of the public schoolhouses of 
the city and to direct them in the discharge of their duties, 
and such janitors shall be under the control of said com- 
mittee. 

Section 2. So much of any act as is inconsistent here- 
with is hereby re}:)ealed. 

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

Approved March 12, 1907. 



Appointment, 
etc., of 
janitors of 
schoolhouses. 



RepeaL 



Cha2?.lSS Ax Act relative to the construction and :\iaintenance 

OP A PUBLIC WAY FROM LANESBOROUGH TO THE GREYLOCK 
STATE RESERVATION. 



190G, 419, § 1, 
amended. 



Exempt from 
certain pro- 
visions of law. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chaj^ter four hundred and 
nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six 
is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing : — In the construction and maintenance of said road 
the county commissioners shall be exempt from the pro- 
visions of section twenty-seven of chapter twenty of the 
Revised Laws. 

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

Approved March 12, 1907. 



R. L. 124, § 6, 
amended. 



Chap.189 An Act relative to the sale or mortgage of the real 
estate of incorporated agricultural societies. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-four of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out the word " the ", in the fourth line, and in- 
serting in place thereof the word : — those, — and by in- 
serting after the word " society ", in the fourth line, the 
words : — who are j)resent and voting, — so as to read as 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 190, 191. 143 

follows : — Section 6. A society which has received or saie or mort- 
may receive a bounty from the Commonwealth shall not |rope°tyTegu- 
sell or mortgage the whole or any ix)rtion of its real estate ^ ^ * 
unless so authorized by a vote of two thirds of those mem- 
bers of such society who are present and voting at a meet- 
ing called for the purpose, approved by the state board of 
agriculture after notice to parties interested and a hearing. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 12, 1907. 



ChajJ.l^O 



An Act to regulate the sale or pure alcohol by drug- 
gists AND APOTHECARIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty-one of chapter one hundred of the Re- r. l. loo, § 21, 
vised Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word ^^^'^ ^ 
" apothecaries ", in the first line, the words : — having a 
sixth class license or a certificate of fitness, — and by in- 
serting after the word " purposes ", in the second line, the 
words : — without a physician's prescription, the said sales 
to be recorded in the manner provided for in section twenty- 
six, — so as to read as follows: — Section 21. Druggists Saie of alcohol 
and apothecaries having a sixth class license or a certificate and apotheca- 
of fitness, may sell pure alcohol for medicinal, mechanical "®®' ^^'^' 
or chemical purposes without a physician's prescription, 
the said sales to be recorded in the manner provided for in 
section twenty-six ; and wholesale druggists and apotheca- 
ries may also sell liquor of any kind, not to be drunk on 
the premises, under a license of the fourth class. 

Approved March 1.2, 1907. 

An Act to authorize the establishment of boards of Chap.191 

SURVEY IN TOWNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The selectmen of any town which accepts Boards of sur- 
the provisions of this act shall constitute a board of survey towns. ''^'^^^"^ 
for that town. 

Section 2. Any person or corporation desiring to lay Plans of 
out, locate or construct any street or way in any town which ways to be 
accepts the provisions of this act, after the date of such the "board. 
acceptance, shall, before the beginning of such construction, 
submit to said boafd of survey suitable plans of such street 



144 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 191. 



Public 
hearing. 



Plans to be 
approved, etc. 



Plans showing 
locations, etc. 



Public 
hearings. 



Certain powers 
of selectmen 
not abridged. 



or way, to be prepared in accordance with such rules and 
regulations as the board may prescribe. Upon the receipt 
of such plans, with a petition for their approval, the board 
shall give a public hearing thereon, after giving notice of 
such hearing by publication once a Aveek for two successive 
weeks in a newspaper published in the town, the last pub- 
lication to be at least two days before the hearing; and 
after such hearing the board may alter such plans and may 
determine where such street or way shall be located, and 
the width and grades thereof, and shall so designate on said 
plans. The plans shall then be approved and signed by the 
board and filed in the office of the clerk of the town, who 
shall attest thereon the date of the filing. 

Section 3. The board of survey shall from time to 
time cause to be made under its direction plans of such 
territory or sections of land in any to^^m which accepts the 
provisions of this act, as the board may deem advisable, 
showing thereon the location of such street or ways, whether 
already laid out or not, as the board shall be of opinion that 
the present or future interests of the public require or will 
require in such territory, showing clearly the direction, 
width and grades of each street, or way ; and the board may 
employ such assistants and incur such expense in regard 
to said plans as it may deem necessary, not exceeding the 
amount of money appropriated by the town for the pur- 
pose. Before making any such plan the board shall give 
a public hearing as to the location, direction, width and 
ffrades of streets or wavs in the territorv to be shoA^ni on 
the plan, after giving notice of such hearing by publica- 
tion once a week for two successive weeks in a newspai^er 
published in the town, the last publication to be at least 
two days before the hearing, and shall, after making any 
such plan, give a like notice of hearing, and a hearing 
thereon, and shall keep the plan open to public inspection 
for one month after the first publication of notice of such 
hearing. After such hearing and after the alterations 
deemed necessary by the board have been made in such 
plan, the plan shall be marked as made under the provi- 
sions of this act, shall be signed by the board, and shall 
then be filed in the office of the clerk of said to^^^l, who 
shall attest thereon the date of such filing. 

Section 4. The powers of the board of selectmen of 
any town which accepts the provisions of this act in regard 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 191. 145 

to highways shall not be abridged by this act in any man- 
ner, except as provided in this section, and the powers 
given to them by this act shall be in addition to the powers 
now possessed by them. After the passage of this act Construction 
no street or way in such town, shown on any plan filed ways, 
as aforesaid, shall be laid out, located anew, altered or 
widened, and no such street or way, whether already or 
hereafter laid out, shall be constructed by any public au- 
thority, except in accordance with the provisions of this 
act. If any person or corporation shall hereafter open for 
public travel any private way the location, direction, width 
and grades of which have not previously been approved 
in writing by the board of survey in the manner provided 
for in this act, then neither the town nor any other public 
authority shall place any public sewer, drain, water pipe 
or lamp in, or do any public work of any kind on, such 
l>rivate way so oj^ened to public travel contrary to the pro- 
visions of this act: provided, however, that these provisions Proviso. 
shall not prevent the laying of a trunk sewer, water or gas 
main, if it be required by engineering necessities. 

Section 5. If anv building shall hereafter be placed '^Jl^^}?!^' ^^^■' 

■,. '..~ .. iof buildings 

or erected m any town which accepts the provisions of this at grades other 
act within the boundaries of any street or way sho^vn on filed, etc. 
any plan filed with the town clerk as herein provided, or 
on land adjacent to any such street or way the grade of 
which at the time of placing or erecting such building is 
other than the grade shown on said plan, or on land adja- 
cent to any street or way the plan and profile of which 
have not been approved by said board of survey, no dam- Damages, 
ages caused to any building so placed or erected, by the 
construction of such street or way as shown on said plan, 
or caused to any building so placed or erected, or to the 
land upon which such building is placed or erected, by 
the sulisequent change of grade of any street or way the 
plan of which has not been approved by said board of 
survey, shall be recovered by or paid to the owner of the 
whole or any part of the estate of which the land upon 
which said l)uilding so placed or erected formed a part at 
the date of the first publication of notice of hearing as 
aforesaid. 

Section 6. Any town which accepts the provisions of Appropria- 
this act may from time to time appropriate sums of money 
to be expended by the board of survey for carrying out the 



Ii6 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 192. 



Lands may be 
entered upon, 



Taking or 
condemnation 
of land. 



When to take 
effect. 



provisions of this act ; but no expenditures shall be made 
in excess of such appropriations. 

Section 7. Said board of survey, its officers and agents, 
may, so far as they deem it necessary in carrying out the 
provisions of this act, enter upon any lands and there make 
such examinations and surveys and place and maintain such 
monuments and marks as they may deem necessary ; and 
any jDerson whose property is injured by such entry or by 
such placing or maintaining, who fails to agree with the 
town as to the amount of his damages, may have them. 
assessed and determined in the manner provided by law 
in the case of land taken for the laying out of highways 
in said town, on application at any time within one year 
after such entry or after such placing and maintaining. 

Section 8. This act shall not be construed to authorize 
any taking or condemnation of land, or to render a town 
liable for damages of any kind, except for making entries 
upon land and for placing and maintaining monuments 
and marks as authorized by section seven, nor to authorize 
a town to lay out or to construct any way located on any 
of said plans, until such way has been laid out as a high- 
way under other provisions of law. 

Section 9. This act shall take effect upon its passage 
so far as to authorize the submission of the question of its 
acceptance to the voters of any town, but it shall not take 
further effect in any town until it has been accepted by a 
majority of the voters of such town present and voting 
thereon either at a special meeting called for the purpose, 
or at an annual meeting. Approved March 12, 1007. 



Cha-i).192 An Act to authorize the city or lynn to incur indebt- 
edness FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Lynn School 
Loan, Act of 
1907. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of purchasing land and 
erecting thereon a building for the use of the classical high 
school of the city of Lynn, said city may incur indebted- 
ness to the amount of one hundred and fifty thousand dol- 
lars in excess of the debt limit fixed by law, and may from 
time to time issue bonds, notes or scrip therefor, payable 
at a period not exceeding twenty years from the date of 
issue. Such bonds, notes or scrip shall be signed by the 
mayor and countersigned by the treasurer of the city, shall 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 193. 147 

be denominated on the face thereof, Lynn School Loan, 
Act of 1907, and shall bear interest at a rate not exceed- 
ing four per cent per annum. 

Section 2. Said city shall, at the time of making the Payment of 
said loan, provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
proportionate payments as will extinguish the same within 
the time prescribed in this act; and shall also raise annu- 
ally by taxation a sum which will be sufficient to pay the 
interest on the same as it accrues. 

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

Approved March 12, 1907. 



Chap.im 



An Act relative to the weekly payment of wages by 

CITIES, counties AND OTHER EMPLOYERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixty-two of chapter one hundred ftc^ameAled^' 
and six of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapter four 
hundred and fifty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and two, and by chapter four hundred and twenty-seven 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word " business ", 
in the eighteenth line, the words : — the wages or salary 
earned bv him, — so as to read as follows : — Section 62. weekly 

-r^ " f . • • • • . -1 payment of 

iLverv manuiacturing, mining or quarrying, mercantile, wages, etc. 
railroad, street railway, telegraph or telephone corpora- 
tion, every incorporated express company or water com- 
pany, and ever}' contractor, person or partnership engaged 
in any manufacturing business, in any of the building 
trades, in quarries or mines, upon public works or in the 
construction or repair of railroads, street railways, roads, 
bridges or sewers or of gas, water or electric light works, 
pipes or lines, shall pay weekly each employee engaged in 
his or its business the wages earned by him to within six 
days of the date of said payment, but any employee leav- 
ing his or her employment, or being discharged from such 
employment, shall be paid in full on the following regular 
pay day; and the Commonwealth, its officers, boards and 
commissions shall so pay every mechanic, workman and 
laborer who is employed by it or them, and every county 
and city shall so pay every employee who is engaged in its 
business the wages or salary earned by him, unless such 
mechanic, workman, laborer or employee requests in writ- 



148 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 191, 195. 

ing to be paid in a different manner ; and every town shall 
so pay each employee in its business if so required by him ; 
but an employee who is absent from his regular place of 
labor at a time fixed for payment shall be paid thereafter 
on demand. The provisions of this section shall not apply 
to an employee of a co-operative corporation or association 
if he is a stockholder therein unless he requests such 
corporation to pay him weekly. The board of railroad 
commissioners, after a hearing, may exempt any railroad 
corporation from paying Aveekly any of its employees if 
it api>ears to the board that such employees prefer less 
frequent payments, and that their interests and the inter- 
ests of the public will not suffer thereby. Xo corporation, 
contractor, person or partnership shall by a special con- 
tract with an employee or by any other means exempt 
himself or itself from the provisions of this and the follow- 
ing section. "Whoever violates the provisions of this sec- 
tion shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor 
more than fifty dollars. 

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

Approved March 12, 1907. 



Chap.194: Ax Act to change the name of the Worcester couxty 

TRUAXT SCHOOL TO THE WORCESTER COUXTY TRAIXIXG 
SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Name Sectiox 1. The Worccstcr Countv Truant School at 

Clia<I126Cl * 

West Boylston, shall hereafter be called the Worcester 
County Training School. 

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

Approved March 12, 1907. 



Chap.195 Ax Act to provide for securixg the attexdaxce at court 
OF parexts axd others IX cases of juvenile offexders 

AXD OTHER MIXORS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
The court, Sectiox 1. If, at auv time during the pendencv of anv 

etc., may , „ ' • i ^ "^ • ^ i -i i i 

summon the pj^ge bcforc any court or magistrate against a cliila under 

guardian'^of a seventeen years of age, whether it be pending adjudication 

[^'certain''' or duriug continuauccs or probation, or after the case has 

''^^^' been taken from the files, the court or magistrate desires 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 196, 197. 119 

the presence of any parent or gnardian of said child, or 
any j^erson with whom . said child resides, the court or 
magistrate may summon such parent, guardian or person, 
in the manner provided in section four of chapter four 
hundred and thirteen of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and six. 

Section 2. If any 23erson to whom a summons is issued l^tSed^to'*^ ^^ 
under the preceding section or under section four of said attendance 
chapter four hundred and thirteen, or under section one 
of chapter three hundred and thirty-four of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and three, fails to api>ear in re- 
sponse to such summons, the court or magistrate which 
issued the summons may issue a capias to conij:)el the at- 
tendance of such person, and such capias shall be issued 
and served in the same manner as a capias to compel the 
attendance of witnesses who have failed to appear on a 
subpoena issued in behalf of the Commonwealth in a crim- 
inal case. Approved March 12, 1907. 

Ax Act relative to the maintexaxce of highways by nhnr) 196 

XEIGHBORIXG CITIES OR TOWXS. ^ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In cases where a highway runs through two Maintenance of 
or more cities or towns it shall be lawful for such cities or l-ulnTng^ 
towns to appropriate money for the construction, repair or mor"fiti*eIor°'^ 
improvement of such highway in common, the money to be towns, 
expended by such persons and in such manner as the cities 
or towns concerned shall agree. 

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

Approved March 12, 1907. 



Chap.197 



Ax Act ix additiox to ax act makixg appropriatioxs for 

DEFICIEXCIES IX APPROPRIATIOXS FOR SUXDRY EXPEXSES 
AUTHORIZED IX THE YEAR XIXETEEX HUXDRED AXD SIX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth *'°°^" 
from the ordinary revenue, for the following purposes, to 
wit : — 

For expenses in connection with the extermination of Extermination 

^ _ of contagious 

contas:ious diseases amonsj horses, cattle and other animals, diseases among 

° ' ' cattle, etc. 



150 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 198. 



Collection of 

certain 

statistics. 



State board of 
health. 

Transportation 
of miUtia 
officers, etc. 



the sum of eighty-four hundred thirty-two dollars and sixty 
cents. 

For printing in connection with the collection of statis- 
tics of agriculture by the bureau of statistics of labor, the 
sum of live hundred ninety -nine dollars and forty-seven 
cents. 

For general exjjenses of the state board of health, the 
sum of six hundred two dollars and twenty cents. 

For transportation of officers and men of the volunteer 
militia, the sum of thirteen hundred one dollars and 
twenty-two cents. 

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

Approved March 12, 1007. 



Chap.l9S Ax Act to r.EouiRE xox-residext huxters to procure 

LICEXSES TO HUXT. 



Xon-residents 
prohibited 
from hunting 
without a 
license, etc. 



Certain non- 
residents not 
prohibited. 



Issue of 
licenses. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. If any person, not a bona fide resident of 
this Commonwealth and actually domiciled therein for a 
period of six months, shall hunt, pursue or kill, wdthin 
the limits of this Commonwealth, any wild animal, wild 
fowl or bird without having first procured of the commis- 
sioners on fisheries and game a license to so hunt, pursue 
or kill, as hereinafter provided, he shall be fined, for each 
offence, a sum not exceeding fifty dollars, or be imprisoned 
for a term not exceeding thirty days, or shall suffer both 
such fine and imprisonment ; and the same penalties shall 
be imposed upon any such person who shall be convicted of 
so hunting, pursuing or killing such wild animal, wild 
fowl or bird on a license which has been issued in the 
name of another })erson. 

Section 2. For the purposes of this act, any resident 
of another state who owns real estate situated within this 
Commonwealth wdiich is assessed for taxation at a value of 
not less than five hundred dollars shall have the right to 
hunt without a license. 

Section 3. The commissioners on fisheries and game 
may, upon application therefor, issue a license to a non- 
resident which shall entitle such person to the privileges 
enjoyed by residents of this Commonwealth as to the hunt- 
ing and killing of all wild animals, wild fowl or birds. 
Such license shall be recorded in detail in books kept for 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 198. 151 

that purpose, shall not be transferable nor available to any 
person other than the one named therein, shall be valid 
and in force only during the calendar year in which it is 
issued and dated, and shall entitle the licensee to hunt and 
kill only during the resj^ective j^eriods of the year when it 
is lawful for residents to so hunt and kill. Such license 
shall state the name, age, color of hair and eyes, and resi- 
dence of the applicant. 

Section 4. Xo license shall be valid unless the signa- Validity of 
ture of the person to whom it is issued is written thereon, "^®'*^®' ® ''• 
and every such person shall at all times when hunting 
carry his license on his person, and shall at all reasonable 
times and as often as requested produce and show such 
license to any person requesting him so to do, and if he 
fails or refuses so to do he shall forfeit the license and be 
deemed to be hunting in violation of the provisions of this 
act. 

Section 5. Each non-resident hunting license shall en- License to en- 
title the licensee to carry from the Commonwealth not carry game ° 
more than six wild fowl or birds of all kinds, the exporta- mon^^^alth?'^' 
tion of which is prohibited by law, in any one calendar 
year: provided, that the owner thereof shall carry them Proviso. 
0})en to view for inspection, shall present his license for 
inspection upon demand, and shall have informed, by let- 
ter or otherwise, the commissioner who issued the license 
as to the number and kinds of wild fowl or birds which 
he intends to carry from the ConunouM^ealth. Whoever 
violates any provision of this section shall be fined not 
more than fifty dollars, or be imprisoned for not more than 
thirty days, or shall suffer both such fine and imprison- 
ment. 

Sectiox 6. The commissioners on fisheries and game. Powers of 
and the detectives in their employ, shall have the right, on^^'erles'^'^^ 
after demand and refusal or failure to exhibit any such ^^'^ ^^"^^' ^^'^' 
license, to arrest without warrant any non-resident person 
or jjersons found hunting, pursuing or killing any wild 
animal, wuld fowl or bird, and for the purpose of this 
arrest any person who shall refuse to state his name and 
place of residence on demand of such officer shall be 
deemed a non-resident. 

Sectiox 7. The fee for the license aforesaid shall be Fees, 
ten dollars, except as hereinafter provided, and the money 
so received bv the said commissioners shall be turned over 



152 Acts, 1907.— Chaps. 199, 200. 

to the treasurer and receiver general. The fee for said 
license shall be one dollar to any non-resident member of 
any club, organization or association incorporated at the 
time of the passage of this act for the pnrjxjses of hunting 
or fishing, if such club, organization or association owns 
real estate in this Commonwealth which is assessed therein 
for taxation at a valuation of not less than one thousand 
dollars. Approved March 13, 1907. 

Chap,199 An Act to autiioktze the city of fitchburg to make an 

ADDITIONAL WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

City ?f Fitch- Section 1. The city of Fitchburg, for the purposes 
Loan, 1907. mentioned in chapter sixty of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and ninety-two, may issue from time to time notes, 
bonds or scrip, to be denominated on the face thereof. City 
of Fitchburg Water Loan, 1907, to an amount not exceed- 
ing one hundred and fifty thousand dollars in addition to 
the amounts heretofore authorized to be issued for the same 
purposes. Said notes, bonds or scrip shall bear interest 
payable semi-annually at a rate not exceeding four per 
cent per annum and shall be issued in accordance with the 
j^rovisions of chapter twenty-seven of the Revised Laws 
and acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March I4, 1907. 

Chap.200 An Act making an appropriation for operating the 

SOUTH metropolitan SYSTEM OF SEWAGE DISPOSAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
South metro- Section 1. A sum uot exceediufii; one hundred thousand* 

pohtan system ^^ ^ ^ • i i • i 

of sewage £ye hundred dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out 

of the South Metropolitan System Maintenance Fund, for 
the cost of maintenance and oi^eration of the south metro- 
politan system of sewage disposal, comprising a part of 
Boston, the cities of Newton and Waltham, and the towns 
of Brookline, Watertown, Dedham, Hyde Park and Mil- 
ton, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and seven. 

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

Approved March H, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 201, 202, 203. 153 



Ax Act making ax APPRorRiATiox for operatixg the rty,^^ oqi 

XOKTH METROPOLITAX SYSTEM OF SEWAGE DISPOSAL. ' -^ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox 1. A sum not exceedins: one hundred and North metro- 

cj ^ politan system 

fortv-three thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be of sewage 
paid out of the Xortli Metropolitan System Maintenance 
Fund, for the maintenance and operation of the system of 
sewage disposal for the cities and towns included in what 
is known as the north metrojx)litan system, during the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of jSTovember, nine- 
teen hundred and seven. 

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

Approved March 14, 1907. 

Ax Act to authorize the city of pittsfield to ixcur (JJi^jy 202 

ADDITIOXAL IXDEBTEDX^ESS FOR SEWERAGE PURPOSES. ^ "^ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox^ 1. The amount of money which the citv of S'*^2^j 

_,.„,, 1-11 1 1 1 Tin Pittsfield may 

i-^ittsneld was authorized by chapter three hundred and incur addi- 
fifty-seven of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and debtedness for 
ninety, as amended by chapter three hundred and twelve pi^posls. 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and one, and by 
chapter one hundred and thirty of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and three, to borrow for sewerage purposes 
is hereby increased to seven hundred thousand dollars 
instead of six hundred thousand dollars, but the addi- 
tional loan hereby provided for shall be payable within 
thirty years of the date of issue thereof, and shall bear 
interest at a rate not exceeding four per cent jDer annum. 
Except as otherwise provided herein the provisions of the 
chapters aforesaid shall apply to the additional loan hereby 
authorized. 

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

Approved March IJf, 1907. 

Ax^ Act relative to the use of automobiles axd motor QJifuj OQ3 

VEHICLES OX CERTAIX PUBLIC AXD PRIVATE WAYS. '" 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Any person who operates an automobile or motor vehicle. Use of 
and any owner of an automobile who i:)ermits such machine tt"c.?™n public 



154 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 204, 205. 

wati?"^^^^ to be operated in or over any highway or private way laid 
out nnder authority of law or otherw'ise, from which auto- 
mobiles or motor vehicles are excluded, provided notice of 
such exclusion is conspicuously posted at the entrance to 
such way, shall be liable to any or all of the provisions 
and penalties j^rovided in section nine of chapter four hun- 
dred and seventy-three of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and three, as amended by section three of chapter 
four hundred and twelve of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and six, for violation of the laws regulating the 
use of automobiles and the conduct of operators thereof. 

Approved March IJf. 1907. 

0^079.204 Ax Act to authorize the performaxce of certain acts 
ox the xext secular or busixess day succeedixg sux- 

DAY OR A LEGAL HOLIDAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Performance of Sectiox 1. ^Yhell tlio dav, or the last day, for the per- 

certam acts on ^ • j _ ^ ' i 

the day fomiaiice of auv act, including the making of any pay- 

succeeding ' ^ t • -i • t i" 

Sunday or a meiit or tender oi payment, authorized or required by stat- 
ute or by contract falls on Sunday or on a legal holiday, 
the act may be performed on the next succeeding secular 
or business day, unless it is specifically authorized or re- 
quired to be performed on Sunday or on a legal holiday. 
Sectiox 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 14 . 1907. 



holiday. 



Chap,205 



Ax Act to amexd the charter or the city of xorth- 

a:mptox. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

ime^nded*.' ^ ^' Sectiox 1. Chapter tAvo hundred and fifty of the acts 
of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three, being " An 
Act to establish the city of Northampton ", is hereby 
amended by striking out section two and inserting in place 

Administration thereof tlic f ollowiug : — Section 2. The administration 

of affairs in r> -x i • i • • i rv • 

the city of of all the fiscal, prudential and municipal affairs of the 

Northampton. .,. -ii i cini i- 

said City, with the government thereof, shall be vested m 
an officer to be called the mayor, and a council of twenty- 
one to be called the board of aldermen, and the members 
thereof shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their 
res|-)ective duties. A majority of said board shall consti- 
tute a quorum for the transaction of business, and no mem- 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 205. 155 



ber of the board shall receive any compensation for his 
services. 

Section" 2. Said chapter two hundred and fifty is isss, 250, § 7, 
hereby further amended by striking out section seven and ^™^° ^ 
inserting- in place thereof the following: — Section 7. The Board of 
board of aldermen shall be composed of twenty-one mem- Section,"' 
bers, Avho shall be elected as follows : — At the first munic- *''™' ^^*'* 
ipal election held under this act there shall be elected from 
each ward by the qualified voters thereof, voting in their 
respective wards, three members of the board of aldermen 
to serve for the term of one year, said term beginning with 
the first Monday of January next ensuing, and thereafter 
three members of the board of aldermen from each w^ard 
shall be elected by the qualified voters thereof, voting in 
their respective wards, at each annual municipal election 
to serve for the term of one year beginning with the first 
Monday of January then next ensuing. An alderman, at 
the time of his election as such, shall be a legal resident 
of the ward for which he is elected, and if he shall remove 
to another ward of said city subsequent to his election he 
shall nevertheless continue as such alderman until the be- 
ginning of the municipal year which immediately follows 
the annual election next after the time of such removal. 
The election of a member of the board of aldermen to the 
office of mayor shall vacate his membership of said board. 

SECTiO]sr 3. Said chapter two hundred and fifty is isss, 250. § 8, 
hereby further amended by striking out section eight and ^^^^^^^i- 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 8. All Certain pov/ers 

'^■,,. Ill IT ^ • • ^ ^rid authority 

power and authority vested by law and by this act m the transferred to 

• , •! " •-, " .^ -, ■, the board of 

city council, common council, common councilmen, alder- aldermen. 
men and common councilmen, board of aldermen and of 
the common council of the city of Northampton are hereby 
transferred to and vested in the board of aldermen of the 
city of Northampton, and all sections or parts of sections 
in said charter inconsistent herewith, in so far as they are 
inconsistent, are herel)y repealed. 

Sectioist 4. Any ordinance, order, resolution or vote in- Expenditures, 
volving the appropriation or expenditure of money, except ***'• 
the annual appropriations, to an amount which shall ex- 
ceed two hundred dollars, the laying of an assessment or 
the granting of a franchise to any person or cor2X)ration, 
shall require for its passage the affirmative votes of a ma- 
jority of all the members of the board of aldermen, and 



156 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 206. 



Proviso. 



City to vote on 
the question of 
acceotance. 



YES. 




NO. 





When to take 
effect. 



everv such ordinance, order, resolution or vote shall he 
read twice, with an interval of at least two days hetween 
the two reading's, hefore heing finally passed, and the vote 
on its final passage shall be taken by roll call: provided, 
however, that upon the written recommendation of the 
mayor the board of aldermen may pass such ordinance, 
order, resolution or vote at the same meeting or on the 
same day by an affirmative vote of at least seventeen mem- 
bers taken by roll call. 

Section 5. This act shall be submitted to the qualified 
voters of the city of i^orthampton for acceptance at the 
annual state election for the year nineteen hundred and 
seven. 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 seven entitled " An 
Act to amend the charter of the city of Xorth- 
ampton " be accepted ? 

Section 6. So much of this act as authorizes and 
directs the submission of the question of its acceptance to 
the qualified voters of said city shall take effect upon its 
passage. So much hereof as relates to elections hereunder 
shall apply to the annual municipal election to be held on 
the first Tuesday of December in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and seven, or at the first annual municipal election 
after 'its acceptance if the larger number of votes upon the 
question of its acceptance is in the affirmative; and if so 
accepted this act shall take full effect on the first Monday 
in January next ensuing after the first election hereunder. 

Approved March H, 1907. 

Chap.206 An Act to provide for additional clerical assistance 

IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF PROBATE AND INSOL- 
VENCY FOR THE COUNTY OF HAMPDEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section twenty-nine of chapter one hundred and sixty- 
four of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by striking 
out the word " six ", in the eleventh line, and inserting in 
place thereof the word : — tw^elve, — so that the part of 
said section, as amended, relating to the county of Hamp- 
den will read as follows : — Of Hampden, twelve hundred 
dollars, payable by the Commonwealth upon the certificate 
of the register, countersigned by the judge of probate and 
insolvency. Approved March IJt, 1907. 



R. L. 164, § 29, 
amended. 



County of 
Hampden, 
clerical as- 
sistance. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 207, 208. . 157 

An Act to provide for the appointment of an assistant (7^«r),207 

REGISTER OF PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY FOR THE COUNTY ^ ' 

OF BARNSTABLE. 

Be it enaciecl, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The iudffe of probate and insolvency for Assistant 

. . . register of 

the county of Barnstable may appoint an assistant register probate, 
of probate and insolvency for said county, who may be a Ba^nltabie, 
woman, and who shall hold office for three years unless |PPoiiitment, 
sooner removed by the judge. Said assistant register shall 
receive an annual salary of five hundred and fifty dollars, 
to be paid from the treasury of the Commonwealth, and 
shall be subject to the provisions of the Revised Laws and 
of all acts in amendment thereof or in addition thereto 
relative to assistant registers of jirobate and insolvency. 

Section 2. The provisions of section twenty-eight of virions oTfa'w 
chapter one hundred and sixty-four of the Revised Laws ^^^ ^^ ^pp^^- 
shall not apply to the county of Barnstable, so long as a 
salary is paid to an assistant register therein. 

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

Approved March U, 1907. ■ 

An Act to increase the a>:nual appropriation for the (JJidjy 208 

ENFORCEMENT BY THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH OF THE ^ ' 
LAWS RELATIVE TO ADULTERATED FOOD AND DRUGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter seventy-five of the r. l. 75, §6, 
Revised Laws, as amended by chapter four hundred and ^**^-^'"®° ^ • 
sixty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
three, is hereby further amended l)y striking out the word 
" twelve ", in the third line, and inserting in place thereof 
the word : — fourteen, — so as to read as follows : — Sec- Annual ex- 

<• ^ rm 1 T c 1 1 1 n i penditure by 

tion 6. ihe state board 01 health may annually exjDend tiie state 
not more than fourteen thousand five hundred dollars for health, etc. 
the enforcement of the provisions of sections sixteen to 
twenty-seven, inclusive ; but not less than three fifths of 
said amount shall be annually expended for the enforce- 
ment of the laws against the adulteration of milk and milk 
products. 

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

Approved March IJf, 1907. 



158 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 209. 



1906, 534, § 2, 
amended. 



Plans for en- 
larKement of 
tlie Suffolk 
county court 
house. 



CAap.209 An Act relative to the enlargement of the court 

HOUSE IN THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter five hundred and thirty-fonr of 
the acts of the year nineteen hnndred and six is hereby 
amended by striking ont section two and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 2. Said commission, act- 
ing in behalf of the Commonwealth, shall employ an archi- 
tect or architects, and canse to be prepared plans for 
additional conrt room accommodations for the connty of 
Snifolk, including accommodations for the land conrt, and 
additional accommodations for clerks of the courts, the 
registry of deeds, the registry of probate, the social law 
library, and other officers or departments having rooms in 
the present court house building, by adding a story or 
stories to the present structure, and by making such other 
alterations and additions in and to the same as will be 
sufficient for the needs of the courts and for the prompt 
despatch of the business carried on in said court house. 
After the approval of said plans by the commissioners, the 
chief justice of the supreme judicial court, the chief jus- 
tice of the superior court, the chief justice of the municipal 
court of the city of Boston, and the mayor of the city of 
Boston, or by a majority of all said persons, the commis- 
sioners shall, on behalf of the Commonwealth, contract for 
constructing, completing and furnishing the said alterations 
and additions. But no such contract shall l)e entered into 
until it has been approved by the governor, the chief jus- 
tice of the supreme judicial court and the mayor of the 
city of Boston, or by a majority of them. The said work 
of construction shall be begun as soon as practicable and 
shall be completed within a time to be limited in the con- 
tract. 

Section 2. Section three of said chapter is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word " stories ", in the 
seventh line, the words : — and of alterations in and addi- 
tions to the present building, — so as to read as follows : 
— Section S. For the purpose of carrying out the pro- 
visions of this act the treasurer and receiver general of 
the Commonwealth is hereby authorized and required to 
issue in the name and behalf of the Commonwealth, bonds, 
notes or scrip sufficient in amount to defray the cost of the 



1906, 534, § 3, 
amended. 



Treasurer and 
receiver 
general may 
issue bonds, 
etc. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 210. 159 

work herein authorized. The total expense of additional 
stories, and of alterations in and additions to the present 
building, shall not exceed the sum of eight hundred thou- 
sand dollars. The said bonds, notes or scrip shall be 
issued and sold at such times, in such amounts and upon 
such terms and shall be made payable in such periods, not 
exceeding thirty years, as the governor and council shall 
approve. 

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

Approved March 16, 1907. 



Ax Act to authorize the city of waltham to make 

AN additional WATER LOAN. 



Chap.210 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Waltham, for the purposes waitham 
specified in chapter three hundred and thirty-seven of the ac^^oI loo".' 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and seventy-two, being 
" An Act to supply the town of "Waltham with water ", 
may from time to time incur indebtedness, in addition to 
the amount already allowed by law, to an amount not ex- 
ceeding fifty thousand dollars, and may issue notes or bonds 
therefor. Such notes or bonds shall be signed by the treas- 
urer and countersigned l)y the mayor and city auditor of 
the said city, shall be denominated on the face thereof, 
Waltham Water Loan, Act of 1907, shall bear interest at 
a rate not exceeding four per cent per annum, and shall be 
payable within a ]:>eriod of thirty years from the date 
thereof. 

Section 2. The said city at the time of making the payment of 
loan hereby authorized shall establish a sinking fund for '°^"- 
the payment of the same, and shall provide for such yearly 
payments thereto as will be sufficient, with the interest 
thereon, to pay the debt at maturity ; or the city may pro- 
vide for the payment of the debt in annual payments to be 
taken from the earnings of the water department, and, in 
case the earnings are not sufficient in any year, the defi- 
ciency shall be raised by taxation, and shall be assessed in 
the same manner in which other taxes are assessed, until 
the debt is paid. 

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

Approved March 16, 1907. 



160 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 211, 212. 



R. L. 102, § 42, 
amended. 



OA«/?.211 An Act relative to the records to be kept by pawn- 
brokers. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Sectiox 1. Section forty-two of chapter one hundred 
and two of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out the word " such ", in the first line, by inserting 
after the word '' description ", in the third line, the words: 
— including all distinguishing marks and numbers, — and 
by adding at the end of said section the words : — and shall 
furnish a correct record of such transactions containing all 
such information once a week, or oftener if required, to 
the licensing board or to any person designated by said 
board, — so as to read as follows : — Section Jf.:2. Every 
pawnbroker shall keep a book in which, at the time of 
making such loan, shall be legibly written in the English 
language, an account and description, including all distin- 
guishing marks and numbers, of the goods, articles or 
things ^Dawned or pledged, the amount of money loaned 
thereon, the time of pledging them, the rate of interest to 
be paid on such loan, and the name and residence of the 
person paAvning or pledging such goods, articles or things, 
and shall furnish a correct record of such transactions con- 
taining all such information once a week, or oftener if re- 
quired, to the licensing board or to any person designated 
by said board. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect u}X)n its passage. 

Approved March 16, 1007. 



Accounts, 
etc., of 
pledges, etc. 
of pawn- 
brokers. 



Chap. '2X2 An Act to authorize the city of ralem to take prop- 
erty FOR A police station. 



City of Salem 
may take cer- 
tain property, 
etc., for a 
police station. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The city of Salem, for the purpose of pro- 
viding a ix)lice station and lockup, may take, by purchase 
or otherwise, all the pro^x^rty, right, ownership or interest 
belonging to any other person or corporation than said city 
in and to any and all the land described in a certain 
indenture between Benjamin Pickman, Junior, and John 
Derby of the one part, and the inhabitants of the town of 
Salem of the other part, dated July ten, in the year eight- 
een hundred and sixteen, and recorded in the Essex regis- 
trv of deeds, book 211, leaf 1, and in and to all buildings 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 212. 161 



and improvements thereon, including all rights, whether 
of reversion, entry for condition broken, or other right, 
ownership or property whatsoever, reserved or retained by 
said Benjamin Pickman, Junior, and John Derby in, to 
or for themselves, their heirs and assigns, or any other 
jierson or j^ersons in and to said land, and all the rights 
and interests of any and all persons except said city under 
and by virtue of said indenture in and to said land; and 
said city, after it shall have so made such purchase or tak- 
ing, may make such changes or alterations in the building 
known as the market house and town hall, situate on Derby 
square, in said city, as it may deem necessary in order to 
adapt it for use for said purjwse, or said city may at any 
time remove said building in whole or in part and erect 
upon its site a building to be used for the pur|X)se afore- 
said, and said city shall not thereafter be required to use 
the buildings on said land for the purposes stated in said 
indenture. Said citv may make any changes or alterations changes or 

p . i' , , T , , 1 •! T ii alterations 

m any part oi said land and the other buildings thereon may be made. 
which it may deem best in order to use the same to the 
best advantage in connection with said police station and 
lockup. Said city, in changing or altering said market 
house and town hall, or in erecting a building upon the site 
thereof for said purpose, may provide rooms and accom- 
modations therein for the use of the first district court of 
Essex, provided terms for the rental of the same, mutually 
satisfactory to said city and the county commissioners of 
said county, shall be agreed upon. 

Section 2. Within sixty days after the taking here- Description of 
under of any land, rights or interests therein, otherwise recorlecL 
than by purchase, the city council shall cause to be re- 
corded in the registry of deeds for the southern district of 
the county of Essex, a description thereof, sufficiently ac- 
curate for identification, with a statement of the purpose 
for which the same was taken, which statement shall be 
signed by the mayor of the city ; and upon such recording, 
the land, rights and interests so described shall vest in 
said city. Upon the recording in the registry of deeds for 
said county of the description and statement required by 
this section, the city clerk of said city shall publish a 
notice thereof once each week for three successive weeks 
in some newspaper published in said Salem, and shall also 
send by registered letter, postage prepaid, a copy of said 



162 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 213, 214. 

notice to each person interested whose address is known to 
him. Said city clerk shall, within three months after the 
recording of said description and statement, canse a copy 
of the notice published and mailed by him and his affidavit 
stating his acts to be recorded in the registry of deeds for 
said county of Essex, and such affidavit, or a certified copy 
thereof, shall be evidence that the publication and notice 
herein required were duly given. 
Damages. Section 3. Said city shall pay all damages sustained 

by any person or cor^xoration by the taking of any land, 
rights or interests aforesaid under the authority of this act. 
Any person or corj^oration thus sustaining damage, who 
fails to agree with said city as to the amount thereof, may 
have the same determined by a jury in the manner pro- 
vided by law in the ease of laud taken for the laying out of 
highways, on application at any time within three years 
from the taking of such land, rights or interest imder the 
authority of this act. 

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

Approved March 16, 1907. 

CIJiar).2ili^ ^^^ ^^^'^ RELATIVE TO THE REGISTRATIOX OF TEACHERS WITH 

THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
1906 399, § 1, Section one of chapter three hundred and ninetv-nine of 

amended. i . i i i i • -"^ i i 

the acts oi the year nineteen hundred and six is hereby 

amended by striking out the words " on payment of a fee 

of two dollars ", in the second and third lines, so as to read 

Persons de- as follows : — Section 1. K\\j person desiring to teach in 

in the public the public scliools of this Commonwealth ina_y file with the 

ipp'ifcation. ^ state board of education an application in writing stating 

the kind and grade of the school desired and the experience 

and training of the applicant, and may file with such a|> 

plication any evidence of the applicant's character and 

qualifications. Approved March 16, 1907. 

Chap.214: -^'^ ■^^'^ RELATIVE TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE LICENSING 

BOARD FOR THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
1906, 291, § 4, Section 1. Section four of chapter two hundred and 

amended. /.i • iiii 

nmety-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
six is hereby amended by striking out the word " tables ", 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 215. 163 

in the fourteenth line, and inserting in place thereof the 

words : — pool or sippio tables, and all other tables of like 

character used for hire, gain or reward, — so as to read 

as follows : — Section Jf. Except as otherwise provided dutTIJ^ofThe 

herein, said board shall exclnsively exercise in said city all [jcensing 

' t' . "^ . board. 

the powers and perform all the duties conferred or im- 
posed upon the board of police of the city of Boston, and 
npon licensing boards by sections ten to ninety, both in- 
clusive, of chapter one hundred of the Revised Laws and 
amendments thereof, relative to intoxicating liquors, and 
by chapter one hundred and two' of the Revised Laws 
and amendments thereof, relative to innholders and com- 
mon victuallers. 

Said board shall also exercise, except as otherwise herein 
provided, all the powers and perform all the duties now 
conferred or imposed by law upon the board of police of the 
cit)" of Boston, relative to the licensing of picnic groves, 
skating rinks, intelligence offices, billiard, pool or sippio 
tables, and all other tables of like character used for hire, 
gain or reward, and bowling alleys. 

All licenses issued by said board shall be signed by a Licenses, 
majority of the members thereof and shall be recorded in ^^^^' ®**'' 
the office of said board, and all fees for said licenses shall 
be paid into the treasury of said city. 

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

Approved March 16, 1907. 



Chap,215 



An Act relative to certificates of exemption from 
vaccination of children attending public schools. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section six of chapter forty-four of the Revised Laws, as r. l. 44, § e, 
amended by chapter three hundred and seventy-one of the ^*''- ^™«°*:'<'f'- 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and six, is hereby fur- 
ther amended by inserting after the word " certificate ", 
in the third line, the words : — granted for cause stated 
therein, — so as to read as follows : — Section 6. A child vaccination of 
who has not been vaccinated shall not be admitted to a dren, etc. 
public school except upon presentation of a certificate 
granted for cause stated therein, signed by a regular prac- 
tising physician that he is not a fit subject for vaccination. 
A child who is a member of a household in which a ]ierson 
is ill with smallpox, diphtheria, scarlet fever, measles, or 



164 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 216, 217, 218. 

any other iiifcx?tious or contagious disease, or of a lioiise- 
liold exposed to such contagion from another household as 
aforesaid, shall not attend any public school during such 
illness until the teacher of the school has been furnished 
Avith a certificate from the board of health of the city or 
town, or from the attending physician of such person, stat- 
ing that danger of conveying such disease by such child has 
passed. Approved March 16, 1907. 

Chap.2Hj An Act to establish a standaed for cream. 

Be it enacted, etc., n^ follows: 

cream^etc°'^ Wliocver, liimsclf or by his agent, or as the servant or 

agent of another person, sells, exposes for sale, or has in 
his custody or ]X)ssession with intent to sell, cream contain- 
ing less than fifteen |)er cent milk fat shall for a first 
offense be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dol- 
lars; for a second offense by a fine of not less than fifty 
nor more than one hundred dollars ; and for a subsequent 
offense by a fine of not less than one hundred nor more 
than two hundred dollars. Approved March 16, 1907. 

Chap.217 An Act to incorporate the hibernia savings bank. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sa'vfngrBank Section 1. Johu W. Home, Walter J. Donovan, 
incorporated. Micliacl J. Collius and John J. Cadigan, their associates 
and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name 
of the Hibernia Savings Bank, with authority to establish 
and maintain a savings bank in the city of Boston ; with 
all the powers and privileges and subject to all the duties, 
liabilities and restrictions set forth in all general laws now 
or hereafter in force relating to savings banks and institu- 
tions for savings. 

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

Approved March 16, 1907. 

Char).'218 An Act to authorize the shelburne falls and colrain 
street railway company to extend its railway into 
the town of buckland. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
The Shelburne Sbction 1. The Shclbume Falls and Colrain Street 
rain Street Railway Company may locate, construct, maintain and op- 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 219. 165 

erate its railway in such manner as may be convenient and tiompanymay 

T . r-,1 1 • extend its 

necessary across the Deerfield river at Snelburne Falls in railway, 
the town of Shelburne, and upon private land and upon 
streets, highways and state roads in the town of Bnckland, 
subject to all general laws i[>ertaining thereto. 

Section 2. The authority granted to said Shelburne Certain 
Falls and Colrain Street Railway - Company by chapter f"vived,^tc. 
seventy-nine of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninetj^-six, so far as relates to the location, construction 
and maintenance of its railway in the town of Buckland, 
as it existed prior to the fifteenth day of February in the 
year nineteen hundred and one, is hereby revived, and all 
the rights and privileges possessed by said company in said 
Buckland prior to said date are restored and continued as 
though they had never ceased. 

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

Approved March 19, 1907. 

An Act relative to transfers of property by guardians (JJiqij 219 
of non-resident wards. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-five of chapter one hundred RL-146, §25. 

c 1 T-. • 1 T amendea. 

and forty-six of the Revised Law^s is hereby amended by 

inserting after the word " proceeds ", in the fourth line, 

the words : — of such sale, — by striking out the word 

" and ", in the same line, and inserting in place thereof 

the word : — or, — by striking out the word " or ", in the 

fifth line, and by inserting after the word " committee ", 

in the same line, the words : — or other official, — so as 

to read as follows: — Section 25. A guardian appointed proplrtyof 

within the C^:lmmonwealtll, whose ward removes from or non-resident 

\FflrQ etc 

resides out of this Commonwealth, may sell the real prop- 
erty of his ward, and transfer and pay over the whole or 
any part of the proceeds of such sale, or the whole or any 
part of the ward's personal property to a guardian, trustee, 
committee or other official appointed by comj^etent author- 
ity in the state or country in which the ward resides, ujDon 
such terms and in such manner as the probate court by 
which he was ap]X)inted may, after notice to all parties 
interested, decree upon petition filed therefor. 

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

Approved March 19, 1907. 



166 



Acts, 1907. 



Chaps. 220, 221. 



Chav.^20 An Act to ratify the locations of streets and ways 

LAID OUT BY MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY OF THE TOWN OF 
HUDSON. 



Location of 
streets and 
ways in 
Hudson 
legalized, etc. 



Proceedings 
pending not 
affected. 



Be it enacted, etc.. as follows: 

Section 1. The location and laying ont of all streets 
and ways heretofore laid ont by mnnicipal authority of the 
to^vn of Hudson are hereby legalized and confirmed, not- 
withstanding any failnre to file a description and plan 
thereof for record in the registry of deeds for the connty 
or district in which the land lies, as is required by section 
ninety-seven of chapter forty-eight of the Revised Laws. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, 
l)nt shall not affect any snit or other proceeding at law now 
pending. Approved March 20, 1907. 



Chap.221 



The metro- 
politan park 
commission to 
maintain part 
of the dam 
across Charles 
river in 
Watertown, 
etc. 



An Act to authorize the metropolitan park commis- 
sion TO TMAINTAIN THAT PART OF THE LOWER DAM IN 
WATERTOWN ACROSS CHARLES RIVER WHICH IS WITHIN 
THE CARE AND CONTROL OF SAID COMMISSION, AND TO 
MAKE AGREEMENTS RELATIVE TO THE MAINTENANCE OF 
SAID DAM AND TO THE USE OF THE WATER, WATER EIGHTS 
AND WATER POWER CONNECTED THEREWITH. 

Be it enacted, etc, as follows: 

Section 1. The metropolitan park commission, consti- 
tuted under chapter four hundred and seven of the acts of 
the year eighteen hundred and ninety-three, is hereby au- 
thorized to maintain at its present height that part of the 
lower dam across Charles river in Watertown lying u^xju 
land of said Commonwealth acquired through said commis- 
sion. For all purposes consistent with the powers and 
duties granted to and imjx)sed iqwu said commission by 
said chapter and acts in amendment thereof and in addi- 
tion thereto, said commission is also authorized to make 
agreements with any i)erson or corporation in regard to the 
repair, reconstruction or maintenance of said dam, and 
relative to the use and disposition of the water, water 
rights, and water power of the Commonwealth connected 
therewith. 

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

Approved March 20, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 222, 223, 224. 167 



An Act relative to the admission of persons to the (JJku) 222 
massachusetts state sanatorium. "' "^ 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. In the admission of persons to the Massa- Admission of 

p 1 n 1 • 1 persons to the 

cliusetts state sanatorium preierence sliall be given to those Massachusetts 
applicants who are citizens of the Commonwealth. todum. 

Section 2. It shall he the dntj of the state hoard of ^"[i^ff^'^^"^ 
charity to see that this law is enforced. 

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

Approved March 20, 1907. 

An Act to provide for the appointment of an addi- Q/id^j 223 
tional probation officer for the central district ^ ' 

court of WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The jnstiee of the central district court of Worcester Additional 
may apjioint a prohation officer for wayward and delin- office^/for the 
qnent children and fix his salary, subject to the approval courrof*^'^*^"*^*^ 
of the county commissioners of the county of Worcester. Worcester. 
Said prohation officer shall hold office during the pleasure 
of the justice of said conrt, and so far as is practicable, 
he sliall be given jurisdiction over all cases arising under 
chapter four hundred and thirteen of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and six. Approved March 20, 1907. 

An Act relative to tiiio age and schooling certificates nhnrf 224 

required for minors committed to the LYMAN SCHOOL ^ * 

FOR BOYS AND THE STATE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty-one of chapter one hundred R-L- loe, §3i, 
and six of the R^dsed Laws, as amended by chapter four 
hundred and thirty-two of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and four, and by chapter two hundred and thir- 
teen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and five, is 
hereby further amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following: — The certificate of the superintendent of the 
Lyman school for boys or of the state industrial school for 
girls shall be sufficient evidence as to the age and ability 
to read at sight and to write legibly simple sentences in 
the English language, of a child who has been an inmate 
of such school, — so as to read as follows: — Section 31. 



168 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 225. 



Approval of 
age and 
schooling 
certificates of 
minors. 



An age or schooling certificate shall not be approved unless 
satisfactory evidence is furnished by a certificate of birth 
or baptism of such minor, or by the register of birth of 
such minor with a city or town clerk, that such minor is 
of the age stated in the certificate, except that other evi- 
dence, under oath, may be accepted in case the superin- 
tendent or person authorized by the school committee, as 
provided in the preceding section, decides that neither the 
certificate of birth or baptism, nor the register of birth is 
available for the purpose. The certificate of the superin- 
tendent of the Lyman school for boys or of the state in- 
dustrial school for girls shall be sufiicient evidence as to 
the age and ability to read at sight and to write legibly 
simple sentences in the English langaiage, of a child who 
has been an inmate of such school. 

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

Approved MarcJi 20, 1907. 



Attestation of 
certain 
records, etc. 



Chap.^'25 An Act to provide for the attesting and certifying 

OF PUBLIC RECORDS, DEEDS, INSTRUMENTS, AND OFFICIAL 
COPIES IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The records of the registers of deeds and 
of the registers of probate and insolvency, in the several 
counties, may be attested by the volume, and it shall be 
deemed to be a sufficient attestation of such records when 
each volume thereof l3ears the attest with the written signa- 
ture of the register or other person authorized by law to 
attest such records. 

Section 2. A facsimile of the signature of any register 
of deeds, imprinted by him or by his assistant register u]K)n 
any original instrument in attestation of the fact tliat the 
same has been recorded in his registry, shall have the same 
validity as his written signature. 

Section 3. In like manner and with like effect as pro- 
vided in section two hereof, the recorder of the land court, 
or such office assistant as he in writing may designate, may 
imprint a facsimile of his signature on all papers which 
he is required by law to certify as true copies, except copies 
of decrees for transcription in a registry of deeds. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect u]inn its passage. 

Approved March 20, 1907. 



Validity of 
facsimile of 
signature 
of assistant 
register. 



Validity of 

facsimile of 

signature 

of the recorder 

of the land 

court. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 226, 227. 169 



An Act to change the name of the Massachusetts nhnrQ 226 

SCHOOL AND HOME FOR CRIPPLED AND DEFORMED CHIL- ^ ' 

DREN to the MASSACHUSETTS HOSPITAL SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The name of the Massachusetts School and Name 

changed. 

Home for Crippled and Deformed Children, established 
by chapter four hundred and forty-six of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and four, and located in the town 
of Canton, is hereby changed to the Massachusetts Hos- 
pital School. 

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

Approved March 20, 1007. 



An Act to authorize the county of barnstable to 
build or reconstruct a bridge over bass river be 



I Chap.227 

TWEEN THE TOWNS OF YARMOUTH AND DENNIS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of Construction, 

* 6tC of tllB 

Barnstable are hereby authorized and directed to build a bridge over 
new bridge or to reconstruct the present bridge over Bass bet'Ween 
river, so-called, between the towns of Dennis and Yar- Yarmouth', 
mouth, with suitable approaches thereto. Said bridge shall 
have a suitable draw for the passage of vessels, and shall be 
constructed subject to the provisions of chapter ninety-six 
of the Revised Laws and of all acts in amendment thereof. 

Section 2. The cost of constructing or reconstructing payment of 
the said bridge and the approaches thereto, with all the '^°^^- 
necessary expenses attending the same, shall be paid in the 
first instance by the county of Barnstable; and the said 
county is hereby authorized to borrow upon its notes or 
other obligations such sum not exceeding twenty thousand 
dollars as will enable it to comply with the provisions of 
this act. 

Section 3. As soon after the completion of the bridge Apportion- 
as the whole amount of the costs and expenses incurred is ^c°* °^ '^°^^' 
ascertained, the said commissioners shall apjwrtion ujwn 
the county and upon such towns as in their judgment are 
to be especially benefited by the bridge the said costs and 
expenses ; and the said county and to^\Tis are hereby di- 
rected to pay the same. Any town so required to contrib- 
ute- may borrow upon its notes or other obligations, such 



170 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 228, 229. 



Liability for 
defects in 
bridge. 



Construction 
and main- 
tenance. 



sum not exceeding its apportionment as it deems necessary 
to enable it to comply with the provisions of this act. 

Section 4. The towns of Dennis and Yarmouth shall 
be severall}^ liable for any defects in that jxjrtion of the 
bridge situated wathin their respective limits, and for none 
other. 

Section 5. The construction and maintenance of the 
said bridge shall be under the supervision of said county 
commissioners, and the towns of Dennis and Yarmouth 
shall severally reimburse the county of Barnstal)le for one 
fourth of the annual cost of repairing the said bridge. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect u|X)n its passage. 

Approved March 20, 1907. 



Chap.2'2S An Act relative to the sale of coal in small quan- 
tities. 



R. L. 57, § 84, 
amended. 



Coal to be 
sold by 
weight, etc. 



Repeal. 



Chap. 



Transportation 
and dumping 
of dredged 
material in 
tide waters, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter fifty-seven of the Revised Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section eighty-four and 
inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 8J^. 
Goal shall be sold by weight, and, except when sold by 
cargo, two thousand pounds avoirdupois shall be the stand- 
ard for the ton. Coal, in quantities of less than one hun- 
dred pounds, shall be sold in bags or baskets, and shall be 
kept until delivered in the same bags or baskets in which 
the goods are weighed, and coal thus sold shall be exempt 
from the provisions of section eighty-eight of this chapter. 
Such bags or baskets shall be plainly marked with the 
name of the person who puts up the same and the weight 
of the coal therein with words in solid Roman capital let- 
ters at least one inch in height. 

Section 2. Section eighty-five of chapter fifty-seven of 
the Revised Laws is hereby repealed. 

Approved March 20, 1907. 



229 An Act to provide for supervising the transportation 
and dumping of material in the tide waters of the 
commonwealth. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of harbor and land commission- 
ers is hereby authorized and required to su])ervise the 
transportation and dumping of all material dredged in the 



Acts, 1907. — Chai>. 229. 171 



tide waters of the Commonwealth, or of any other material 
which may be placed in scows or boats to be transported 
and dumi>ed in tide water, and may employ such inspec- 
tors as it may deem necessary therefor, who shall accom- 
pany the material while in transit, either upon the scows 
containing the material or upon the boat towing them, 
u}X)n Avhich they shall be jtrovided with proper and suit- 
able quarters and board by the owner of the boat. The Payment of 
cost of such supervision shall in the first instance be paid supervision, 
from the treasury of the Commonwealth, and shall be re- 
paid to the Commonwealth monthly by the owners of the 
dredges or other machines doing the excavation when the 
material is dredged in tide water and, in the case of other 
material, by the owners of the scows in which it is trans- 
ported, the monthly amount due from each owner to be 
determined and certified to the treasurer of the Common- 
wealth by the board of harbor and land commissioners. 

Section 2. Every license or permit hereafter issued to Terms of 
any person to dredge in the tide waters of the Conunon- "'®°®®' 
wealth shall contain a provision that the transportation and 
dumping of the dredged material shall be done under the 
supervision of the board of harbor and land commissioners, 
as provided in section one hereof, and that the licensee 
shall be held liable to pay the cost of said supervision 
whenever the owner of the dredge or excavating machine 
fails to pay for the same within ten days after notification 
in writing from the treasurer of the Commonwealth that 
the same is due. 

Section 3. Every contractor or other person shall, at Contracts, 
least three days before commencing any piece of dredging 
in tide water, give notice in writing to the board of harbor 
and land commissioners of the location and amount of the 
])ro posed work, and the time at which it is ex]>eeted work 
will begin aiKl, except Avitli the written assent of the board 
of harbor and land commissioners, no dredged or other 
material which it is proposed fo dump in tide water, shall 
be transported or dumped within the tide waters of the 
Commonwealth, unless there is present on board the scows 
containing the material, or on the boat towing the same, 
an inspector employed for that purpose by the board of 
harbor and land commissioners ; and no such material shall, 
in any event, be dumped within the limits of any channel 
which has been deepened by dredging, nor in any other 



172 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 230. 



Action to 
recover cost. 



Penalty. 



Not to apply 
to certain 
officials. 



part of the tide waters of the Commonwealth, unless the 
same is diilj authorized. 

Section 4. The treasurer of the Commonwealth may 
bring an action of contract to recover of any person the 
cost of supervision determined as herein provided. 

Section 5. Any person violating any provision of this 
act or of any license granted hereunder shall, upon com- 
I^laint by said board or its agent to the superior court, be 
subject to a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, to 
be paid to the treasurer of the Commonwealth, upon the 
judginent or order of the court. 

Section 6. This act shall not apply to the dredging, 
transporting and dumping of material by the United States, 
its officers or other duly authorized agents. 

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

Approved March 20, 1907. 



Chap.2o0 An Act to authorize the town of revere to incur in- 
debtedness FOR A NEW HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING. 



Town of 
Revere may 
borrow 
money for 
erecting, etc., a 
high school 
building. 



Treasurer of 
town to issue 
notes or 
bonds, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Revere, for the purpose of 
purchasing land for a high school building, and of erect- 
ing, furnishing and equipping the building, is hereby au- 
thorized to borrow money beyond the statutory limit of 
indebtedness to an amount not exceeding one hundred and 
twenty-five thousand dollars, and to issue notes or bonds 
therefor. Such notes or bonds shall bear on the face 
thereof the words. Revere School Loan, Act of 1907, 
shall be payable at the expiration of periods not exceed- 
ing tw^enty years from the date of issue, shall bear inter- 
est, payable semi-annually, at a rate not exceeding four 
per cent per annum, and shall be signed by the treasurer 
and countersigned by the selectmen of the town. The 
town may sell such securities at public or private sale, 
or pledge the same for money borrowed for the purpose 
aforesaid, upon such terms and conditions as it may deem 
expedient: providecl, that they shall not be sold for less 
than the par value thereof. 

Section 2. The treasurer of the town of Revere is 
hereby authorized to borrow, with the approval of a ma- 
jority of the selectmen, tlie said one hundred and twenty- 
five thousand dollars, and to issue notes or bonds therefor 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 231, 232. 173 

as described above. Said notes or bonds shall be issned so 
that six thousand two hundred and fifty dollars of the same 
shall mature in one year from the date of issue, and an 
additional six thousand two hundred and fifty dollars an- 
nually thereafter, until the debt is extinguished. And the 
assessors of the town shall, without further vote, assess 
the amount required hereby in each year hereafter, in the 
same manner in which other taxes are assessed under 
the provisions of section thirty-seven of chapter twelve of 
the Revised Laws, until the debt incurred by the loan is 
extinguished. The town shall also raise annually by taxa- 
tion a sum which will be sufficient to pay the interest as 
it accrues on the notes or bonds issued under authority of 
this act. 

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

Approved March 20, 1907. 



Ax x\CT TO AUTHORIZE THE EMPLOYMENT OF CLERICAL AS 
SISTANCE BY THE TREASURER OF THE COUNTY OF NOK 



J- Chaj),231 

FOLK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The treasurer of the county of Norfolk clerical assist- 
shall annually be allowed from the treasury of the county urer of" county 
a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars for clerical assist- °^ ^^'^^°^^- 
ance, subject to the approval of the county commissioners 
of said county. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect ui^on its passage. 

Approved March 20, 1907. 



Chap.232 



An Act relative to the united Spanish war veterans. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The authority conferred upon every city cities and 
and town by section thirteen of chapter twenty-five of the E pubifc 
Revised Laws, to lease public buildings to a legion of Span- thi'^°f|d° 
ish war veterans established in such city or towTi shall be Spanish war 

- . •' veterans. 

construed as authority to lease the same to the body known 
as the united Spanish war veterans, in accordance with 
the terms and conditions of the said section. 

Section 2. The inscriptions authorized by section five inscription 
of chapter two hundred and six of the Revised Laws to be "^"^ ^*^^- 
made upon certain flags, may be made uix)n flags belong- 



174 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 233. 



Unlawful 
wearing of in- 
signia, etc. 



Penalty. 



Certain pro- 
visions of law 
extended to 
tlie united 
Spanish war 
veterans. 



ing to the imited Spanish war veterans in accordance with 
the provisions of the said section. 

Section 3. It shall be unlawful for any j^erson "Avil- 
fiilly to wear or use the insignia, distinctive ribbon, or 
membership rosette or button of the united Spanish war 
veterans, for the purpose of representing that he is a mem- 
ber of that body, unless at the time of such wearing or 
using he is a member thereof. Any violation of the pro- 
visions of this section shall be j)unished by a fine not ex- 
ceeding twenty dollars or by imprisonment in the house of 
correction for a term not exceeding thirty days, or by both 
such fine and imprisonment. 

Section 4. The authority to parade wnth color guards 
of not more than twelve men, armed with firearms, in pub- 
lic, at all times, Avhich is specified in section one hundred 
and fifty-three of chapter four hundred and sixty-five of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and five, as amended 
by chapter one hundred and ninety-eight of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and six, is hereby extended to the 
united Spanish war veterans. Approved March 20, 1907. 



Chap.'2iWd An Act relative to the abolition of grade crossings 

OF STREETS AND RAILROADS IN THE TOWN OF CLINTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Extension of Section 1. The authority of the superior court and of 

tune for the .., « 'iii 

abolition of tlic commissiou heretofore appointed by the superior court 
in the town upou petition for the abolition of the grade crossings in 
the town of Clinton is hereby extended to include the sepa- 
ration of the crossing at grade of the Worcester, Nashua 
and Rochester Railroad, Boston and Maine Railroad, les- 
see, and the Old Colony Railroad, Xew York, 'New Haven 
and Hartford Railroad Company, lessee. The superior 
court and the commission shall have the same authority 
in regard to the separation of the grades of said railroads 
and to the necessary changes in location and construction 
of passenger and freight stations and yards, and for the 
taking of land necessary therefor, which they now have in 
regard to the separation of the grades of streets and rail- 
roads. 
ex^se*°^ Section 2. The expense of the separation of the grades 

of the railroads, and all expense of railroad changes made 
necessary thereby which the commissioners do not in their 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 2U, 235. 175 

report decide to be reasonably necessary in connection 
with and incident to the separation of the grades of streets 
and railroads, shall be paid wholly by the said railroad 
companies in such proportions as they may agree, or, if 
they fail to agree, in snch proportions as said commission- 
ers may in their report prescribe. 

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

Approved March 20, 1907. 

An Act to authorize the appointment of women as (JJian.2o4: 

ASSISTANT CLERKS OF COURTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. An assistant clerk of courts appointed under women may 
the provisions of section seven of chapter one hundred and assfstanrderks 
sixty-five of the Revised Laws, or under the provisions of °^ ^°^'^^^- 
chapter two hundred and eighty-seven of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and four, may be a woman. 

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

Approved March 20, 1907. 

An Act to provide for the protection of the public (Jhnjj 235 

HEALTH IN THE VICINITY OF HORN POND BROOK IN WO- ^ ' 

BURN AND WINCHESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The state board of health is hereby author- Discharge of 
ized and directed to prohibit the entrance or discharge of If^rn^pomf 
sewage into any part of Horn Pond brook, otherwise called hi^bHecf^"" 
Russell brook, or its tributaries, and to prevent the en- 
trance or discharge therein of every other substance which 
may be injurious to public health or may tend to create 
a public nuisance. 

Section 2. The board shall consult and advise Avith waste or refuse 

1 /. n 1T1 to be rendered 

the owner of any factory or other establishment, at his harmless, 
request or of its own motion, as to the best practicable 
and reasonably available means of rendering the waste or 
refuse therefrom harmless. 

Section 3. The supreme judicial court or any justice Courts 19 have 
thereof and the superior court or any justice thereof shall ^""^ 
have jurisdiction in equity to enforce the provisions of 
this act and any order made by the state board of health 
in conformity therewith. Proceedings to enforce any such 



176 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 236. 



Penalty. 



When to take 
effect. 



order shall be instituted and prosec^^ted by the attorney- 
general upon the request of the state board of health. 

Section 4. Whoever permits the entrance or discharge 
into any part of Horn Pond brook, otherwise called Rus- 
sell brook, or its tributaries, of sewage or of any other 
substance injurious to public health or tending to create 
a public nuisance shall be punished by a fine not exceeding 
five hundred dollars for each ofi^cnce. 

Section 5. This act shall take eft'ect on the first day 
of January in the year nineteen hundred and eight. 

Approved March 22, 1907. 



R. L. 146, § 18, 
etc., amended. 



Char>.'2i^Q An Act to authorize probate courts to license the 

SALE OF REAL ESTATE OF DECEASED PERSONS FOR DISTRI- 
BUTION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eighteen of chapter one hundred 
and forty-six of the Revised Laws, as amended by cha}>- 
ter two hundred and seventeen of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and four, and by chapter seventy-three of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "" sell ", in 
the fifth line, the words : — the whole or any part of, — 
and by inserting after the word " debts ", in the eleventh 
line, the words : — • and legacies, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 18. The probate court may, uiron the 
jx^tition of an administrator, administrator with the will 
annexed, or executor unless the will otherwise provides, 
with the consent of all parties interested or after notice, 
license him to sell the whole or any part of the real prop- 
erty or any undivided interest therein belonging to the 
estate of the deceased in such manner and upon such no- 
tice as the court orders, for the purpose of distribution; 
and the net proceeds of such sale, after deducting the ex- 
penses thereof and such amount as may be required for the 
payment of debts and legacies in consequence of a defi- 
ciency in the personal property, shall, after two years from 
the time of the filing of the administrator's or executor's 
bond, be distributed to the persons Avho would have been 
entitled to said real property and in the proportions to 
which they would have been entitled had it not been sold. 

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

Approved March 22, 1907. 



Sale of real 
property by 
administrator, 
etc., for 
distribution. 



Acts, 1907.— Chaps. 237, 238, 239. 177 



An Act to authorize the city of lynn to construct a (JJi(ipJ2!ol 

BRIDGE ACROSS LITTLE RIVER, SO-CALLED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn is hereby authorized, sub- m*^, coi^stm"ct 
ject to the provisions of chapter ninety-six of the Revised f^fttie^rh^er"^^ 
Laws, to construct a bridge across Little river, so-called, in 
that city, between a point on said river easterly of Avon 
street on the northerly side of the river and a point east- 
erly of Eiver Street place on the southerly side of the 
river. 

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

Approved March 22, 1907. 

An Act relative to the disposition of money received (JJiap.^SS 

FOR water furnished OUTSIDE OF THE METROPOLITAN 
DISTRICT BY THE METROPOLITAN WATER AND SEWERAGE 
BOARD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All sums of money which shall be paid into Disposition 
the treasury of the Commonwealth by any city or town receivedVr 
not belonging to the metropolitan water district, or by a oMhe^^et- ^ 
water company in any such city or town, for water fur- Jnl'trict^^etc. 
nished under the provisions of section three of chapter 
four hundred and eighty-eight of the acts of the year 
eighteen hundred and ninety-five, and acts in amendment 
thereof, shall hereafter be applied by the treasurer and 
receiver general to the sinking fund established for the 
payment of bonds issued on account of the metropolitan 
water district. 

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

Approved March 22, 1907. 

An Act to establish the basis of apportionment of (JJinjy 239 
state and county taxes. -^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The number of polls, the amount of prop- Basis of appor- 
erty, and the proj^rtion of every one thousand dollars of staTlnd°^ 
state tax, including polls at one tenth of a mill each, for county taxes. 
each city and town in the several counties of the Common- 
wealth, as contained in the following schedule, are hereby 
established, and shall constitute a basis for apj^ortionment 



178 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 239. 



for state and county taxes until another is made and en- 
acted by the general court, to wit : — 

Polls, Property and Apportionment of State and County 
Taxes of $1,000. 



Barnstable 

county. 



BARNSTABLE COUNTY. 









Tax of Si, 000, 


TOWNS. 


PoUs. 


Property. 


including polls 

at one tenth 

of a mill each. 


Barnstable, 


1,018 


$5,710,662 


$1 54 


Bourne, 




519 


3,197,188 


86 


Brewster, . 






211 


618,981 


18 


Chatham, . 






536 


1,076,206 


32 


Dennis, 






626 


1,347,112 


40 


Eastham, . 






149 


347,535 


10 


Falmouth, 






970 


9,014,945 


2 37 


Harwich, 






635 


1,249,610 


38 


Mashpee, 






90 


190,559 


06 


Orleans, 






311 


670,798 


20 


Pro^'incetoA;^ 


-n, 




1,208 


1,932,553 


61 


Sandwich, 






323 


1,056,164 


30 


Truro, 






198 


378,248 


12 


Wellfleet, 






320 


1,070,446 


30 


Yarmouth, 






454 


2,119,869 


58 


Totals, 


7,568 


$29,980,876 


$8 32 



Berkshire 
county. 




Acts, 1907. — Chap. 239. 

BERKSHIRE COUNTY— Concluded. 



179 









Tax of Sl.OOO, 


TOWNS. 


PoUs. 


Propert\-. 


including polls 

at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Moiint Washington, 


22 


$81,480 


$0 02 


New Ash ford, 


37 


51,803 


02 


New IMarlborough, 


304 


605,274 


18 


North Adams, 


5,095 


16,481,600 


4 66 


Otis, .... 


158 


229,759 


07 


Peru, .... 


82 


124,149 


04 


Pittsfield, . 


6,998 


19,808,150 


5 69 


Richmond, . 


149 


346,016 


10 


Sandisfield, 


182 


306,564 


10 


Savoy, 


139 


178,360 


06 


Sheffield, . 


510 


1,074,222 


32 


Stockbridge, 


531 


3,845,841 


1 02 


Tyringham, 


104 


260,618 


08 


AVashington, 


84 


266,666 


08 


West Stockbridge, 


324 


406,322 


13 


Williamstown, 


981 


3,140,944 


89 


Windsor, 


142 


271,055 


08 


Totals, 


25,283 


$74,838,325 


$21 40 



BRISTOL COUNTY. 



Acushnet, . 


307 


$703,716 


$0 21 


Attleborough, 






4,140 


11,660,734 


3 35 


Berkley, . 






238 


436,698 


13 


Dartmouth, 






840 


4,140,984 


1 13 


Dighton, 






493 


953,057 


29 


Easton, 






1,417 


5,705,465 


1 58 


Fairhaven, . 






1,092 


3,046,671 


88 


Fall River, . 






28,604 


85,395,897 


24 37 


Freetown, . 






384 


908,585 


27 


Mansfield, . 






1,271 


2,727,631 


81 


New Bedford, 






20,226 


69,990,186 


19 65 


North Attleborou 


Sh, 




2,390 


5,017,536 


1 50 


Norton, 






581 


1,029,823 


32 


Raynham, 








399 


812,758 


24 


Rehoboth, 








500 


753,754 


24 


Seekonk, 








515 


1,069,429 


32 


Somerset, 








624 


1,207,998 


37 


Swansea, 








531 


1,460,655 


42 


Taunton, 








9,091 


24,047,179 


6 97 


West port, 








758 


1,769,075 


52 


Totals, 








74,401 


$222,837,831 


$63 57 



Berkshire 
county. 



Bristol 
county. 



180 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 239. 



Dukes 
county. 



COUNTY OF DUKES COUNTY. 









Tax of $1,000, 


TOWNS. 


PoUs. 


Property. 


including polls 

at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Chilmark, . 


110 


$266,196 


$0 08 


Edgartown, 






388 


899,524 


27 


Gay Head, . 






45 


34,185 


01 


Gosnold, 






37 


330,723 


09 


Oak Bluffs, 






278 


1,771,501 


47 


Tisbury, 






325 


1,536,400 


42 


West Tisbury, 






144 


453,740 


13 


Totals, 






1,327 


S5,292,269 


$1 47 



Essex 
county. 



ESSEX COUNTY. 



Amesbury, . 


2,678 


$5,368,994 


$1 62 


Andover, . 




1,735 


7,252,390 


2 00 


Beverly, 




5,062 


26,572,345 


7 20 


Boxford, 




195 


1,438,051 


38 


Danvers, . 




2,445 


5,994,387 


1 75 


Essex, 




480 


1,162,084 


34 


Georgetown, 




515 


992,918 


30 


Gloucester, . 




8,013 


22,096,875 


6 37 


Groveland, . 




602 


1,160,007 


35 


Hamilton, . 




412 


3,990,156 


1 05 


Haverhill, . 




11,479 


28,715,334 


8 38 


Ipswich, 




1,206 


4,514,978 


1 26 


Lawrence, . 




19,820 


51,869,495 


15 05 


Lynn, 




25,650 


64,765,172 


18 88 


Lynnfield, . 




251 


747,736 


21 


Manchester, 




771 


14,948,898 


3 84 


Marblehead, 




2,221 


7,962,355 


2 23 


Merrimac, . 




555 


1,230,354 


37 


Methuen, . 




2,241 


5,457,855 


1 60 


Middleton, . 




246 


763,917 


22 


Nahant, 




340 


7,851,197 


2 01 


Newbury, . 




407 


1,348,631 


38 


Newburyport, 




4,374 


11,825,985 


3 42 


North Andover, 




1,330 


5,199,456 


1 44 


Peabody, . 




4,072 


9,476,018 


2 79 


Rockport, . 




1,158 


3,127,447 


90 


Rowley, 




395 


748,938 


23 


Salem, 




11,099 


33,283,162 


9 49 


Salisbury, . 




417 


813,778 


25 


Saugus, 




1,722 


4,729,961 


1 36 


Swampscott, 


1,453 


9,260,768 


2 48 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 239. 
ESSEX COUNTY— Concluded. 



181 



TOWNS. 


PoUs. 


Property. 


Tax of $1,000. 
including polls 

at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Topsfield, . 
Wenham, . 
West Newbury, . 


277 
258 
434 


$1,139,097 
2,317,410 
1,093,428 


$0 31 
61 
32 


Totals, 


114,313 


$349,219,577 


$99 39 



Agawam, 

Blandford, 

Brimfield, 



FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



Ashfield, 


265 


$596,773 


$0 18 


Bernardston, 






208 


452,971 


13 


Buckland, . 






438 


710,202 


22 


Charlemont, 






288 


391,433 


13 


Colrain, 






470 


096,466 


22 


Conway, 






344 


681,775 


21 


Deerfield, . 






630 


1,593,008 


46 


Erving, 






345 


861,574 


25 


Gill, . 






226 


411,753 


13 


Greenfield, . 






2,789 


7,529,432 


2 18 


Hawley, 






126 


152,811 


05 


Heath, 






117 


162,526 


05 


Leverett, . 






192 


336,807 


10 


Ley den. 






88 


205,555 


06 


Monroe, 






109 


153,903 


05 


Montague, . 






1,982 


4,120,442 


1 24 


New Salem, 






197 


324,464 


10 


Northfield, . 






417 


1,258,701 


36 


Orange, 






1,705 


3,777,823 


1 12 


Rowe, 






168 


178,430 


06 


Shelburne, . 






450 


1,045,226 


31 


Shutesbury, 






92 


220,676 


06 


Sunderland, 






319 


494,427 


16 


Warwick, . 






122 


335,763 


10 


Wendell, . 






154 


234,762 


07 


Whately, . 






261 


458,293 


14 


Totals, 






12,502 


$27,385,996 


$8 14 



HAMPDEN COUNTY. 




$1,726,456 
444,011 
402,310 



51 
13 
12 



Essex 
county. 



Franklin 
county. 



Hampden 
county. 



182 



Acts, 1907. -Chap. 239. 



Hampden 
county. 



HAMPDEN COUNTY — Concluded. 



TOWNS. 



Chester, 

Chicopee, . 

East Longmeadow, 

Granville, . 

Hampden, . 

Holland, 

Holyoke, 

Longmeadow, 

Ludlow, 

Monson, 

Montgomery, 

Palmer, 

Russell, 

Southwick, . 

Springfield, 

Tolland, . 

Wales, 

West Springfield, 

Westfield, . 

Wilbraham, 

Totals, 



Polls. 



351 

5,375 

364 

234 

163 

36 

12,800 

217 

953 

1,073 

73 

2,063 

200 

266 

21,425 

69 

193 

1,979 

3,766 

430 



53,232 



Property. 



$670,816 

10,656,151 

635,414 

418,124 

360,319 

85,127 

45,347,975 

1,185,467 

3,037,146 

1,924,778 

145,088 

3,625,635 

633,558 

633,279 

93,998,283 

166,736 

264,634 

6,204,217 

9,225,700 

1,070,773 



$182,861,997 



Tax of $1,000, 

including polls 

at one tenth 

of a mill each. 



$0 20 
3 22 
20 
13 
11 
03 
70 
32 
86 
59 
04 
12 
18 
19 

25 82 
05 
09 

1 76 

2 70 
31 



12 



1 



$51 38 



Hampshire 
county. 



HAMPSHIRE COUNTY. 



Amherst, . 


1,380 


$3,859,743 


$1 11 


Belchertown, 






530 


871,800 


27 


Chesterfield, 






162 


305,554 


09 


Cummington, 






205 


309,247 


10 


Easthampton, 






1,683 


4,097,249 


1 20 


Enfield, 






256 


849,103 


24 


Goshen, 






77 


162,896 


05 


Granby, 






200 


493,504 


14 


Greenwich, . 






138 


281,311 


08 


Hadlev, 






607 


1,178,512 


36 


Hatfield, . 






595 


1,519,795 


44 


Huntington, 






381 


590,164 


19 


Middlefield, 






91 


189,911 


06 


Northampton, 






4,420 


13,457,010 


3 83 


Pelham, 






118 


199,714 


06 


Plainfield, . 






114 


184,259 


06 


Prescott, . 






104 


181,878 


06 


South Hadley, 






1,125 


2,907,743 


85 


Southampton, 


238 


495,768 


15 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 239. 



183 



HAMPSHIRE COUNTY — Concluded. 



TOWNS. 


PoUs. 


Property. 


Tax of $1,000, 
including polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Ware, 

Westhampton, 
Williamsburg, 
Worthington, 


2,092 

80 

514 

153 


$4,746,899 
229,598 
966,377 
313,205 


$1 41 
07 
29 
09 


Totals, 


15,263 


$38,391,240 


$11 20 



Hampshire 
county. 







MIDDLESEX COUNTY. 




Acton, 


668 


$2,033,345 


$0 58 


Arlington, 








2,654 


10,971,184 


3 03 


Ashby, 








252 


765,120 


22 


Ashland, 








517 


1,053,221 


32 


Ayer, 








882 


1,937,604 


58 


Bedford, 








289 


1,345,329 


37 


Belmont, 








1,201 


6,327,788 


1 71 


Billerica, 








698 


2,522,164 


71 


Boxborough, 






81 


239,929 


07 


Burlington, 






193 


624,754 


18 


Cambridge, 






26,434 


111,308,476 


30 68 


Carlisle, 






167 


459,427 


13 


Chelmsford, 






1,225 


3,256,653 


94 


Concord, 






1,470 


6,533,323 


1 79 


Dracut, 






885 


2,151,582 


63 


Dunstable, . 






118 


315,917 


09 


Everett, 






8,427 


23,474,573 


6 76 


Framingham, 






3,260 


10,979,299 


3 09 


Groton, 






574 


3,459,443 


93 


HolUston, . 






806 


1,601,820 


48 


Hopkinton, 






798 


1,695,391 


51 


Hudson, 






1,815 


3,618,907 


1 09 


Lexington, . 






1,323 


7,229,681 


1 95 


Lincoln, 






314 


3,289,854 


86 


Littleton, . 






342 


1,034,732 


29 


Lowell, 






25,040 


77,123,710 


21 93 


Maiden, 






10,759 


36,841,031 


10 36 


Marlborough, 






4,322 


10,243,178 


3 01 


Maynard, . 






2,167 


3,606,579 


1 13 


Medford, . 






5,786 


22,816,242 


6 33 


Melrose, 






4,235 


16,191,026 


4 50 


Natick, 






3,045 


6,928,642 


2 05 


Newton, 






9,940 


77,001,855 


20 39 


North Reading, 






264 


664,469 


19 


Pepperell, . 






982 


2,298,841 


68 


Reading, 


1,677 


5,043,757 


1 44 



Middlesex 
county. 



184 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 239. 



Middlesex 
couQty. 



MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Concluded. 










Tax of $1,000, 


TOWNS. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Sherborn, . 


302 


$1,364,425 


$0 37 


Shirley, 






41G 


1,044,550 


30 


Somerville, . 






20,069 


61,678,378 


17 54 


Stoneham, . 






2,132 


4,994,931 


1 47 


Stow, 






290 


871,316 


25 


Sudbury, . 






363 


1,282,691 


36 


Tewksbury, 






448 


990,770 


29 


Townsend, . 






540 


1,247,805 


37 


Tyngsborough, 






207 


533,616 


16 


Wakefield, . 






2,968 


8,779,356 


2 51 


Waltham, . 






7,206 


25,315,436 


7 10 


Watertown, 






3,369 


13,252,497 


3 68 


Way land, . 






636 


2,149,886 


61 


Westford, . 






671 


2,174,600 


61 


Weston, 






551 


7,453,213 


1 93 


Wilmington, 






457 


1,330,037 


38 


Winchester, 






2,070 


12,233,803 


3 29 


Woburn, 






4,135 


10,821,094 


3 14 


Totals, 






170,440 


$624,507,250 


$174 36 



Nantucket 
county. 



NANTUCKET COUNTY. 



Nantucket, 


747 


$3,352,433 


$0 92 


Totals, 


747 


$3,352,433 


$0 92 



Norfolk 
county. 



NORFOLK COUNTY. 



Avon, 


529 


$939,504 


$0 29 


Bellingham, 






427 


835,010 


25 


Braintree, . 






1,944 


5,366,923 


1 55 


Brookline, . 






6,910 


109,073,832 


28 17 


Canton, 






1,164 


4,451,733 


1 24 


Cohasset, . 






713 


7,467,786 


1 95 


Dedham, . 






2,231 


12,540,813 


3 38 


Dover, 






179 


1,305,553 


35 


Foxborough, 






878 


2,123,869 


62 


Franklin, . 






1,299 


3,631,312 


1 04 


Holbrook, . 






725 


1,461,858 


44 


Hyde Park, 






3,700 


13,462,404 


3 76 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 239. 



185 



NORFOLK COUNTY— Concluded. 









Tax of $1,000, 


TOWNS. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including polls 
at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Medfield, . 


505 


Sl,770,944 


$0 50 


I\Ied\vay, 








750 


1,336,121 


41 


MiUis, 








330 


758,757 


22 


Milton, 








1,868 


27,392,463 


7 09 


Needham, 








1,182 


4,892,133 


1 35 


Norfolk, 








315 


701,123 


21 


Norwood, 








2,192 


6,003,121 


1 73 


Plainville, 








381 


682,772 


21 


Quincy, 








9,239 


27,428,409 


7 83 


Randolph, 








1,10G 


2,336,382 


70 


Sharon, 








570 


2,416,438 


67 


Stoughton, 








1,845 


3,567,114 


1 08 


Walpole, 








1,274 


3,892,007 


1 11 


Wellesley, 








1,290 


13,820,086 


3 61 


West wood, 








281 


2,310,280 


61 


Weymouth, 






3,374 


7,089,440 


2 12 


Wrentham, 






391 


1,020,611 


30 


Totals, 








47,592 


$270,078,798 


$72 79 



Norfolk 
county. 



PLYMOUTH COUNTY. 



Abington, . 


1,575 


$2,730,468 


$0 85 


Bridgewater, 






1,561 


3,314,159 


99 


Brockton, . 






15,249 


34,550,031 


10 23 


Carver, 






270 


1,278,628 


35 


Duxbury, . 






575 


2,127,894 


59 


East Bridgewater 






942 


1,873,799 


57 


Halifax, 






136 


365,404 


11 


Hanover, 






606 


1,497,854 


44 


Hanson, 






409 


1,357,759 


38 


Hingham, . 






1,155 


5,294,611 


1 45 


Hull, 






371 


4,712,561 


1 22 


Kingston, . 






607 


1,743,530 


50 


Lakeville, . 






256 


676,008 


20 


Marion, 






316 


1,807,613 


49 


Marsh field, . 






489 


1,816,341 


51 


Mattapoisett, 






260 


1,800,922 


48 


Middleborough, 






2,077 


4,593,535 


1 36 


Norwell, 






488 


1,041,264 


31 


Pembroke, . 






312 


952,442 


27 


Plymouth, . 






2,901 


10,381,552 


2 91 


Plympton, . 






159 


328,845 


10 


Rochester, . 






241 


600,960 


18 



Plymouth 
county. 



186 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 239. 



Plymouth 
county. 



PLYMOUTH COUNTY — Concluded. 



TOWNS. 


Polls. 


Property. 


Tax of $1,000, 

including jjolls 

at one tenth 

of a mill each. 


Rockland, . 
Scituate, 
Wareham, . 
West Bridgewater, 
Whitman, . 


1,948 
751 

1,215 
520 

2,156 


$3,651,238 
4,058,453 
3,756,530 
1,143,815 
4,295,809 


$1 11 

1 10 

1 07 

34 

1 30 


Totals, 


37,545 


$101,752,025 


$29 41 



Suffolk 
county. 





SUFFOLK COUNTY. 




Boston, 
Chelsea, 
Revere, 
Winthrop, . 


• 


183,464 

10,714 

4,014 

2,175 


$1,355,014,488 

26,421,137 

13,005,961 

9,776,125 


$359 70 
7 73 
3 68 
2 68 


Totals, 


200,367 


$1,404,217,711 


$373 79 



Worcester 
county. 







WORCESTER ( 


BOUNTY. 




Ashburnham, 


418 


$970,410 


$0 29 


Athol, 




2,075 


4,417,353 


1 32 


Auburn, 






542 


1,016,079 


31 


Barre, 






795 


1,689,833 


51 


Berlin, 






242 


542,619 


16 


Blackstone, 






1,433 


2,254,593 


71 


Bolton, 






223 


489,251 


15 


Boylston, 






181 


462,305 


13 


Brookfield, 






618 


1,269,887 


38 


Charlton, 






581 


1,256,533 


37 


Clinton, 






3,081 


8,102,358 


2 35 


Dana, 






197 


374,913 


11 


Douglas, 






603 


1,211,056 


37 


Dudley, 






909 


1,505,329 


47 


Fitchburg, 






8,970 


28,199,232 


8 00 


Gardner, 






3,849 


6,878,066 


2 12 


Grafton, 






1,187 


2,538,174 


76 


Hardwnck, 






898 


1,750,666 


53 


Harvard, 






328 


1,260,431 


35 


Holden, 






675 


1,622,174 


48 


Hopedalc, 






715 


6,394,179 


1 68 


Hubbardston, 


380 


669,445 


21 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 239. 



187 



WORCESTER COUNTY — Concluded. 









Tax of $1,000, 


TOWNS. 


Polls. 


Property. 


including polls 

at one tenth 

of a mill each. 


Lancaster, . 


619 


$3,874,872 


$1 04 


Leicester, . 






874 


2,388,976 


69 


Leominster, 






4,396 


10,333,876 


3 04 


Lunenburg, 






316 


1,054,612 


30 


Mendon, 






278 


650,553 


19 


Milford, . 






3,982 


6,615,546 


2 06 


Millbury, . 






1,324 


2,316,746 


72 


New Braintree, 






142 


409,996 


12 


North Brookfield, 






684 


1,690,573 


49 


Northborough, 






548 


1,398,184 


41 


Northbridge, 






2,216 


5,047,232 


1 49 


Oakham, . 






152 


358,573 


11 


Oxford, 






835 


1,757,416 


53 


Paxton, 






99 


341,942 


10 


Petersham, 






225 


736,299 


21 


Phillipston, 






122 


274,851 


08 


Princeton, . 






288 


1,115,018 


31 


Royalston, . 






265 


567,958 


17 


Rutland, 






288 


712,117 


21 


Shrewsbury, 






518 


1,523,037 


44 


Southborough, 






497 


2,121,947 


58 


Southbridge, 






2,994 


5,552,739 


1 70 


Spencer, 






1,906 


4,104,181 


1 22 


Sterling, 






382 


980,199 


29 


Sturbridge, . 






524 


980,436 


30 


Sutton, 






679 


1,249,331 


38 


Templet on. 






1,241 


1,586,001 


52 


Upton, 






548 


1,111,925 


33 


Uxbridge, . 






1,224 


2,903,483 


85 


Warren, 






1,196 


1,907,175 


60 


Webster, 






2,712 


8,543,332 


2 42 


West Boylston, 






366 


733,283 


22 


West Brookfield, 






360 


895,596 


26 


Westborough, 






1,219 


3,264,220 


94 


Westminster, 






389 


783,762 


24 


Winchendon, 






1,751 


3,308,343 


1 01 


Worcester, . 






38,047 


133,870,959 


37 53 


Totals, 






103,106 


$291,940,175 


$83 86 



Worcester 
county. 



188 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 240. 



Recapitula- 
tion. 



RECAPITULATION. 









Tax of $1,000, 


COUNTIES. 


PoUs. 


Property. 


including polls 

at one tenth 
of a mill each. 


Barnstable, 


7,568 


$29,980,876 


$8 32 


Berkshire, . 






25,283 


74,838,325 


21 40 


Bristol, 






74,401 


222,837,831 


63 57 


Dukes County, 






1,327 


5,292,269 


1 47 


Essex, 






114,313 


349,219,577 


99 39 


Franklin, . 






12,502 


27,385,996 


8 14 


Hampden, . 






53,232 


182,861,997 


51 38 


Hampshire, 






15,263 


38,391,240 


11 20 


Middlesex, . 






170,440 


624,507,250 


174 36 


Nantucket, 






747 


3,352,433 


92 


Norfolk, 






47,592 


270,078,798 


72 79 


Plymouth, . 






37,545 


101,752,025 


29 41 


Suffolk, 






200,367 


1,404,217,711 


373 79 


Worcester, . 






103,106 


291,940,175 


83 86 


Totals, 






863,686 


$3,626,656,503 


$1,000 00 



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

Approved March 25, 1901. 

OFFICE OF OFFICERS AP- 
CONCERNING UNLICENSED 



(7^«79.240 '^^' ^CT RELATIVE TO THE TERM OF 01 
POINTED TO ENFORCE THE LAWS C0> 



R. L. 102, § 
amended. 



143, 



Unlicensed 
dogs to be 
killed. 



DOGS, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and forty-three of 
chapter one hundred and two of the Revised Laws is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word " constables ", 
in the third and fonrth lines, the words: — who shall hold 
office for one year or nntil his or their successor or succes- 
sors are appointed and qualified, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section IJfS. The mayor of each city and the 
chairman of the selectmen of each town shall annually, 
within ten days after the first day of July, issue a war- 
raut to one or more police officers or constables, who shall 
hold office for one year or until his or their successor 
or successors are appointed and qualified, directing them 
forthwith to kill or cause to be killed all dogs within such 
citv or to'wn which are not licensed and collared according 
to the provisions of this chapter, and to enter complaint 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 211. 189 

against the owners or keejx^rs thereof; and any person 
may, and every police otticer and constable shall, kill or 
cause to be killed all snch dogs whenever or w^herever 
found. Such officers, other than those employed under 
regular pay, shall receive from the treasurers of their re- 
spective counties one dollar for each dog so destroyed ; but 
in the county of Suffolk, they shall receive it from the 
treasurers of their respective cities or towns. Bills for 
such services shall be approved by the mayor of the city 
or chairman of the selectmen of the town in which said 
dogs are destroyed, and shall be paid from moneys received 
under the provisions of this chapter relating to dogs. 

Section 2. Section one hundred and forty -four of said tended ^^**' 
chapter one hundred and two is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out the words " return the same on or before the first 
day of October following ", in the second and third lines, 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — make returns 
on or before the first day of tlie October following and at 
the expiration of his term of office, — and by striking out 
the word '' return '', in the fifth line, and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — returns, — so as to read as follows : 
— Section IJf-Jf. Each police officer or constable to whom officers to 
the warrant named in the preceding section is issued shall warrants, etc. 
make returns on or before the first day of the October fol- 
lowing and at the expiration of his term of office, to the 
mayor or chairman of selectmen issuing the same, and 
shall state in said returns the number of dogs killed, the 
names of the owners or keepers thereof and whether all 
unlicensed dogs in his city or town have been killed, and 
the names of persons against whom complaints have been 
made under the provisions of this chapter and whether 
complaints have been entered against all the persons Avho 
have failed to comply with said provisions. 

Approved March 25, 1907. 



x4x Act relative to the enforcement of the laws con- 
cerning UNLICENSED AND UNCOLLARED DOGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one hundred and fifty-five of chapter one bun- r.l.io2,§i55, 
dred and two of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 
one hundred and forty-two of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and four, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word " it ", in the eighteenth line, the words : — 



CJiajyMl 



amended. 



190 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 242. 



Appointment 
of persons to 
investigate 
damages done 
by dogs. 



Said officer shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the 
officer or officers appointed under authority of section one 
hundred and forty-three, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 155. The county commissioners, except in the 
county of Suffolk, shall appoint a suitable person residing 
in the county who shall, at the request of said commission- 
ers, or of the chairman of the selectmen of a town or officer 
of the j)olice designated as provided in section one hun- 
dred and fifty-one, investigate any case of damages done 
by a dog of which such commissioners, chairman or officer 
shall have been informed as provided in said section, and 
if he believes that the evidence is sufficient to sustain an 
action against the owner or keeper of a dog as provided 
in section one hundred and sixty-two and believes that such 
owner or keeper is able to satisfy any judgment which may 
be recovered in such action, he shall, unless such owner or 
keeper before action brought pays him such amount in 
settlement of such damages as he deems reasonable, bring 
such action. It may be brought in his own name and in 
the county in which he resides, and he shall prosecute it. 
Said officer shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the offi- 
cer or officers appointed under authority of section one 
hundred and forty-three. All awards received or recovered 
by him in such actions shall be paid over to the county 
Compensation treasurer and i)laced to the credit of the doc; fund. The 

for servinps_ J- ^ 

county treasurer shall pay out of the dog fund such rea- 
sonable compensation as the county commissioners shall 
allow to such jjerson for his services and necessary ex- 
penses and the reasonable expense of prosecuting such ac- 
tions. The person appointed may be removed at any time 
by the county commissioners, and in counties in which he 
is appointed, the county treasurer shall not be authorized 
to bring such actions. Approved March 25, 1907. 



for services, 
etc 



0/}ap.24:2 Ax Act relative to trustees of public cemeteries in 

THE CITY OF LOWELL. 



Trustees of 
public ceme- 
teries in tlie 
city of Lowell, 
appointment, 
term, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folJoivs: 

Sectiok" 1. The powers and duties now pertaining to 
the trustees of Edson cemetery and other public burial 
grounds in or belonging to the city of Lowell, as they are 
stated in chapter three hundred and thirty-seven of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, are 
hereby transferred to and conferred upon a board of five 



Acts, 1907. — CnAr. 243. 191 

trustees, to serve without pay, who shall be appointed by 
the mayor of the city in April of the current year, and of 
whom one shall be appointed for a term of one year, one 
for a term of two years, one for a term of three years, one 
for a term of four years and one for a term of five years. 
Whenever a vancancy occurs in said board by expiration 
of a term or otherwise the vacancy shall be filled by the 
mayor for a term of five years, or for the remainder of the 
unexpired term, as the case may be. Of the said five 
trustees not less than three shall be owners of lots in a 
public burial ground in the said city. The mayor ^hall 
have the power to remove any of the said trustees for cause 
deemed by him sufiicient and stated in writing. 

Section 2. The said trustees shall annually in Janu- to make an 
ary present a report to the mayor and city council of their ^'"'^^^^ report, 
doings for the preceding year, including a detailed state- 
ment of the receipts and exi:)enditures of each cemetery 
under their control and of all gifts and bequests in trust 
or otherwise made to the same. 

Section 3. The powers and duties conferred and im- Certain powers 
posed upon the trustees created by said chapter three hun- cease." *^^ 
dred and thirty-seven shall cease upon the appointment by 
the mayor of the new trustees as herein provided. 

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

Approved March 25, 1907. 

An Act relative to the notice required by law to be (JJ^^jj 218 
given by boaeus of health, corporations and persons ^ '^ 

in certain cases. 

Be it enacted, etr., as follows: 

Section 1. The notice required by section seventy of j^- {;• ff' ^ '''°' 
chapter fifty-six and by sections one hundred and one hun- §§iooandiii, 
dred and eleven of chapter seventy-five of the Revised Laws 
to be given by boards of health, corporations or persons to 
the board of cattle commissioners shall be given to the 
chief of the cattle bureau of the state board of agriculture ; 
and the penalties for failure to give such notice to the 
chief of the cattle bureau shall be the same as are specified 
in the said chapters for failure to give such notice to the 
board of cattle commissioners. 

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

Approved March 25, 1907. 



192 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 2M, 245, 216. 



Chap.24:4: -^n x\ct to authorizk the construction of a bridge over 

ANDREAVS CREEK IN THE TOWN OF HARWICH. 

Be it enacted, etc., us follows: 

be 'constructed Section 1. TliG ])ersoiis kiiowii as the "Wvehinere Trus- 
creekln'thT'' *^^®' cousistiiig of William Gilfillan, Stewart Cluircli and 
town of Alexis A, Julian, with their associates and successors, are 

rifLrwinii etc 

hereby authorized to construct a bridge for foot passengers 
and vehicles over Andrews creek in the town of Harwich 
at a place not more than five hundred feet distant from 
the point where the said creek flows into Vineyard Sound, 
and at a place where the abutting land on both sides of 
the said creek is owned by the said trustees. The said 
bridge shall be constructed and used subject to the laws 
regulating the construction and use of bridges over tide 
waters and to any regulations made by the harbor and 
land commissioners in respect to such bridges. 

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

Approved March 25, 1907. 



Chap.24L5 -^^ -^CT RELATIVE TO THE EXEMPTION FRO:\r THE CIVIL SER- 
VICE RULES OF THE EXPERTS AND INSPECTORS OF THE 
RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The 2:)Ositions of experts and railroad and 
railway inspectors provided for in section one of chapter 
four hundred and sixty-three of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and six shall be exempt from classification 
by the civil service commission unless the said commission 
with the approval of the governor and council shall here- 
after so classify the same under the authority given them 
by chapter nineteen of the Revised LaAvs and acts in amend- 
ment thereof and in addition thereto. 

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

Approved March 25, 1907. 



Certain 
appointees of 
the railroad 
commissioners 
to be exempt 
from civil 
service rules, 
etc. 



ChapJ2i4:Q) An Act to exempt from taxation certain bonds of the 

COMMONWEALTH HELD BY SAVINGS BANKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

etc^amended Section 1. Scctiou nineteen of chapter fourteen of the 
Revised Laws, as amended by section three of cha])ter two 
hundred and seventy -one of the acts of the year nineteen 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 247. 193 

hiiudred and six, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the words "pursuant to said section", in the last 
line but one of said section, the words : — and so much of 
said deposits as is invested in bonds of the Conunonwealth 
of Massachusetts issued after July first, nineteen hundred 
and six, — so as to read as follows : — Section 19. Every Taxation of 
savings bank and institution for savings shall pay to the sav^igsVanks. 
treasurer and receiver general, on account of its dejx)sitors, 
an annual tax of one-half of one per cent on the amount 
of its deposits, one-half thereof to be assessed by the tax 
commissioner upon the average amount of such deposits 
for the six months preceding the first day of May and 
one-half to be so assessed upon the average amount of such 
deposits for the six months preceding the first day of 
Xovember. Such tax shall be paid semi-annually on or 
before the twenty-fifth day of May and of jSTovember, each 
payment to consist of the amount of the tax as determined 
by the last preceding assessment ; but so much of said 
dejwsits as is invested in real estate for banking purposes 
or in loans secured by mortgages of taxable real estate, 
and, for the period limited in clause nine of section twenty- 
six of chapter one hundred and thirteen, so much of said 
deposits as is invested in real estate the title to which has 
been acquired by the completion of foreclosure, or by pur- 
chase, pursuant to said section, and so much of said de- 
posits as is invested in bonds of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts issued after July first, nineteen hundred 
and six, shall be exempt from taxation under the provi- 
sions of this section. 

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

Approved March 25, 1907. 

An Act to provide for an investigation of congestion rtjjfy^ 04,7 
OF traffic in the stre:ets of the city of boston. P' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Boston transit commission, when an investigation 
appropriation sufficient to meet the expenses of such an of conge'^stfon 
investigation has been made by the city government, shall the*slSet'"of 
investigate the congestion and delay of teaming traffic and %^^^l]y °^ 
of the movement of freight within the city of Boston, and 
shall consider whether such congestion and delay can be 
relieved by the construction of subways for the transfer of 
freight, and shall report its conclusions and recommenda- 



194 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 248, 249. 

tions to the general court not later than January tenth, 
nineteen hundred and eight. 

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

Approved March 28, 1907. 

Chap.24S) An Act relative to the hiring of beds in private 

HOSPITALS FOR TUBERCULOUS PATIENTS IN THE CITY OF 
BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 
1906, 189, § 1, Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and 

amended. , .a t i i i • 

eighty-nme ot the acts oi the year nineteen hundred and six 

is hereby amended by striking out the word " five ", in the 

fifth line, and inserting in place thereof the word : — 

Care of ^ig^it, — SO as to read as follows : — Section 1. The trus- 

patfe'ntsln^ tccs of tho iiew hospital for consumptives in the city of 

Boston^ ^^ Boston, pending the erection of said hospital, are hereby 

authorized to hire not more than one hundred beds in 

private hospitals, and to pay not more than eight dollars 

a week each for the same, for the use of needy tuberculous 

patients who are residents of the said city. 

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

Approved March 28, 1907. 



Chap.24S) An Act to establish the boundary line between the 

CITY OF NEWTON AND THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

betweln'^the"^ Section 1. A part of tlic bouudary line between the 
city of Newton towu of Brookliuc and the city of IsTewton is hereby 

and the town i t i i c ii ti • • 

of Brookiine changed and established as follows : — Beginning at a 
point in the present boundary line in latitude forty-two 
degrees eighteen minutes fifty-one and seventy-four one 
hundredths seconds, longitude seventy-one degrees ten min- 
utes and forty-five and ninety-four one hundredths seconds, 
said point being situated twenty-two and eighteen one hun- 
dredths feet south forty-five degrees twenty-one minutes 
east from monument two in the Brookline-Xewton 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 degrees seven minutes fifty-two seconds w^est one hiin- 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 249. 195 

dred and forty and forty-one one hundredths feet to an Boundary line 

D6tw6cn the 

iron rod lettered B-iS^ set in the ledge, and by the continna- city of Newton 
tion of said line eight hnndred and forty-seven and fifty- offirookune" 
four one hundredths feet to an iron rod lettered B-^ set ^^^^biished. 
in the ledge ; thence north forty-five degrees fifty-seven 
minutes one second east nine hundred and ninety-one and 
nine one hundredths feet to a granite monument lettered 
B-]^ set near the northeasterly line of Florence street in 
Xewton and Heath street in Brookline ; thence north forty- 
five degrees fifty-one minutes two seconds east thirteen hun- 
dred and fifty-eight and nine one hundredths feet ; thence 
north nineteen degrees forty-eight minutes forty-eight sec- 
onds west three hundred and thirty-two and seventy-eight 
one hundredths feet to the southerly line of Boylston street; 
thence north seventy degrees eleven minutes twelve sec- 
onds east by said southerly line of Boylston street three 
hundred and seventy-seven feet ; thence north nineteen de- 
grees forty-eight minutes forty-eight seconds west ninety 
feet to the northerly 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 hun- 
dredths feet to a granite monument lettered B-N situated 
near the westerly line of Hammond street; thence north 
forty-five degrees twelve minutes twenty-four 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 Brook- 
line ; thence north forty-five degrees six minutes fifty 
seconds east three hundred and ten and nine one hun- 
dredths feet to a granite monument lettered BR-N sit- 
uated on the northeasterly line of Devon street; thence 
north forty-five degrees eleven minutes eleven seconds 
east four hundred and thirty-one and twenty-four one 
hundredths feet to a granite monument lettered B-IST 
situated near the northwesterly line of Middlesex road; 
thence north forty-five degrees eighteen minutes thirty- 
four seconds east three hundred and fifty-eight and 
seventy-one one hundredths feet to a granite monument 
lettered B-X; thence north forty-four degrees twenty-four 
minutes fifty-one seconds east six hundred and ninety-nine 
and ninety-eight one hundredths feet to a granite monu- 



196 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 250. 



R, L. 92, § 7, 
etc., amendeid. 



rtient lettered B-X ; 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 X-BR-BO, said monument be- 
ing corner number one in the Brookline-Xewton line of the 
Massachusetts town boundary survey in latitude forty-two 
degrees nineteen minutes forty-nine and seven one hun- 
dredths seconds, longitude seventy-one degrees nine min- 
utes 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 hundred feet south- 
west of the pumping station of the metropolitan water 
works. 

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

Approved March 28, 1907. 

Chap.250 Ax Act relative to certain birds of prey. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seven of chapter ninety-two of the 
Revised Laws, as amended by chapter two hundred and 
eighty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
three, is hereby further amended by striking out the words 
" birds of prey ", in the fourth line, and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — the following named birds of 
prey, — sharp-shinned hawk, cooper's hawk, goshawk, red- 
tailed hawk, red-shouldered hawk, duck hawk, pigeon hawk, 
barred owl, great horned owl and snowy owl, — so as 
to read as follows : — Section 7. Whoever takes or kills 
a wild or undomesticated bird not named in sections 
two, three, four and five, except English sparrows, crow 
blackbirds, crows, jays, the following named birds of 
prey, — shar2>shinned hawk, cooper's hawk, goshawk, red- 
tailed hawk, red-shouldered hawk, duck hawk, pigeon hawk, 
barred oavI, great horned owl and snowy owl, — wild geese 
and fresh water and sea fowl not named in said sections, 
or wilfully destroys, disturbs or takes a nest or eggs of any 
wild or undomesticated birds, except such as are not pro- 
tected by the provisions of this section, shall be punished 
by a fine of ten dollars for each bird taken or killed or 
each nest or egg destroyed, disturbed or taken contrary to 
the provisions of this section; but a person over twenty- 
one years of age, who has a certificate from the commis- 



Penalty for 
killing, etc., 
certain wild 
birds, etc. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 251. 197 

sioners on fisheries and game or from the president of the 
Boston Society of Xatural History that he is engaged in 
the scientific study of ornithology or is collecting in the 
interest of a scientific institution, may at any season take 
or kill or take the nests and eggs of an undomesticated 
bird, except woodcock, ruffed grouse and quail ; but the 
provisions of this section shall not authorize a person to 
enter upon private grounds without the consent of the 
owner thereof for the purpose of taking nests or eggs or 
killing birds. Said commissioners or the president of said 
society may at any time revoke such certificate. 

Sectiox 2. Section one of chapter one hundred and amended^' ^ ^' 
twenty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and two is hereby amended by striking out the words 
" birds of prey ", in the fifth line, and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — the following named birds 
of prey, — sharp-shinned hawk, cooper's hawk, goshawk, 
red-tailed hawk, red-shouldered hawk, duck hawk, pigeon 
hawk, barred owl, great horned owl and snowy owl, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 1. 'S^Tioever captures or Penalty for 
has in possession a Avild or undomesticated bird not named etc!,^ertaia 
in sections two, three, four or five of chapter ninety- "^ ^" 
two of the Revised Laws, except English sparrows, crow 
blackbirds, crows, jays, the following named birds of 
prey, — sharp-shinned hawk, coojoer's hawk, goshawk, red- 
tailed hawk, red-shouldered hawk, duck hawk, j)igeon hawk, 
barred owl, great horned owl and snowy owl, — wild geese 
and fresh water and sea fowl not named in said sections, 
and birds which are not found wild within the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts, shall be punished by a fine of 
ten dollars, but this act shall not apply to birds held in 
captivity before this act takes effect. 

Approved March 28, 1907. 

Ax Act relative to sentences to the reformatory QJiQr) 251 

PRISON FOR WOMEN. "' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and i906 282, § i, 

• 1 r ^ CI • -11 amended. 

eighty-two oi the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
six is hereby amended by striking out all after the period, 
in the third line, and inserting in place thereof the words : 
— A female convicted of a misdemeanor may be sentenced 
to said reformatory prison in accordance with section one 



198 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 252. 



Imprisonment 
of women, etc. 



Term of 
sentence of 
women, etc. 



Repeal. 



of chapter two hundred and nine of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and three, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 1. The sentence of a female who is convicted of 
a felony shall be executed in the reformatory prison for 
women only. A female convicted of a misdemeanor may 
be sentenced to said reformatory prison in accordance with 
section one of chapter two hundred and nine of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and three. 

Section 2. A prisoner who is sentenced to the reform- 
atory prison for women for drunkenness, for simple as- 
sault, for being a nightwalker, for fornication, for being 
idle and disorderly, for keeping a disorderly house, for 
lewdness, for stubbornness, for being a vagrant, or for 
unlawful taking, may be held therein for not more than 
two years. A prisoner who is sentenced to said reforma- 
tory prison for any offence not named in this section may 
be held therein for not more than five years, unless sen- 
tenced for a longer term, in which case she may be held 
for such longer term. 

Section 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent here- 
with are hereby repealed. Approved March 28, 1901. 



Chap.^5'2 Ax Act relative to sentences to the Massachusetts 

REFORMATORY. 



R. L. 220, § 29, 
amended. 



Term of 
sentence of 
certain 
prisoners, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and twenty of the Revised LaAvs 
is hereby amended by striking out section twenty-nine and 
inserting in place thereof the following : — Section 29. 
Whoever is sentenced to imprisonment in the Massachu- 
setts reformatory for drunkenness may be held therein for 
not more than one year. Whoever is sentenced to impris- 
onment therein as a delinquent child, a stubborn child, a 
tramp, a vagrant, or for simple assault, for disturbing the 
peace, for being idle and disorderly, for lewdness, for neg- 
lect of family, or for unlawful taking, may be held therein 
for not more than two years. A\nioever is sentenced to im- 
prisonment therein for any offence not named in this section 
may be held therein for not more than five years, unless 
sentenced for a longer term, in which case he may be held 



for such longer term. 



Approved March 28, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 253, 254, 255. 199 



An Act to provide for an assistant clerk of the supe- Chap,^^^ 

RIOR court for the COUNTY OF ESSEX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The justices of the siij^erior court, or a Assistant 
majority of them, may appoint an assistant clerk of said court, county 
court for the county of Essex, who shall be subject to the pointmeAtT' 
provisions of law applicable to assistant clerks of courts 
in said county, and who shall receive in full for all ser- 
vices performed by him an annual salary of two thousand 
dollars, to be paid by the county. 

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

Approved March 28, 1907. 



etc. 



Chap.25A 



An Act relative to the salary and expenses of the 
sheriff of the county of essex. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The annual salary of the sheriff for the county of Essex Salary, etc., 
shall be three thousand dollars, to be so allowed from the the county o/" 
first day of January in the year nineteen hundred and ®®^^' 
seven, and he shall annually receive three hundred dollars 
in full compensation for his travelling expenses. 

Approved March 28, 1907. 

An Act relative to the election of certain members (Jha'P.255 

OF THE TR.USTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and ame^iided'^^' 
forty-one of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
fifty-two is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof 
the words : — Ten of the members of said corporation shall Election of 

, ^ trustees. 

be elected by the alumni of said college, in the manner 
and upon the terms stated in the following sections of this 
amending act. 

Section 2. All persons who for five years have held a persons 
degree from Tufts College 'conferred in regular course, and vote,'e1c!° 
all persons who have received from said college an honor- 
ary degree, shall be entitled to vote for said ten members. 
And any person who for ten years has held from Tufts 
College a degree conferred in regular course shall be eli- 
gible to be elected a member of said corporation: provided, proviso. 
always, that at least seven of the ten members so elected 



200 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 255. 

by the alumni shall hold from Tufts College the first de- 
gree in arts or sciences, 
eiec^donof Section 3% Exccpt as is hereinafter provided relative 

trustees. to the election to be held during the current year, the 

president and secretary of the alumni association of Tufts 
College, and the secretary of the Trustees of Tufts Col- 
lege, acting as a committee, shall on or before the first 
day of March in each year after the current year send by 
mail to the last known address of each person qualified to 
vote for said ten members of the corporation a notice call- 
ing for nomination of candidates. Such notice shall state 
the number of members to be elected, the qualifications 
necessary for membership, that to be counted all nomina- 
tions must be received on or before the first day of April, 
and that each voter is entitled to name as many candidates 
as there are vacancies to be filled at the election. The 
committee on or before the first day of May shall canvass 
the returns for nominations, shall select to the number of 
twice the vacancies to be filled the names of those receiv- 
ing the largest number of votes who after notification have 
not declined to serve, and shall mail a ballot to each per- 
son entitled to vote. Such ballot shall contain, in alpha- 
betical order, the names selected as above, with blank 
places for voting as on the so-called Australian ballot, the 
degrees received by each candidate, with their dates, the 
occupation of each candidate, and the statement that to 
be counted all ballots must be signed by the voter and be 
in the hands of the committee on or before the first day of 
June. On or before the twelfth day of June the com- 
mittee shall count the votes received and make and sign 
a report of the same in duplicate, and deliver one dupli- 
cate to the Trustees of Tufts College and the other to the 
alumni association. Such report shall state the number of 
votes cast for each candidate, and shall declare elected: 
the candidates having the highest number of votes to fill 
vacancies in the longest term, and the candidate or candi- 
dates having the next highest number of votes to fill va- 
cancies in the next longest term, and so on for the several 
terms to be filled. The secretary of the corporation shall 
notify the persons elected of their election, and the term 
of service of persons so elected shall date from the first 
day of July of the year of their election. For the first 
election of the said ten members of the corporation held 
after the j^assage of this act, said committee may make 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 256. 201 

sucli changes as it deems advisable in regard to the dates 
of notifications, nominations and balloting: provided, that Proviso, 
the notices calling for nominations shall be mailed not less 
than one month prior to the time limited for receiving 
nominations and that the ballots containing the names of 
candidates to be voted for shall be mailed to all persons 
entitled to vote not less than one month before the date 
appointed by the committee for the first election under the 
provisions of this act. 

Section i. Members of the corjxtration elected by the Term of 
alumni of the college as above provided shall hold their ° *'®" 
office for the term of five years, except that at the first 
election after this act takes effect the alumni shall elect 
four members, two to hold office for five years and two to 
hold office for four years from the first day of July of the 
year of their election ; and each succeeding year they shall 
elect two members to hold office for five years. Any mem- 
ber shall be eligible for re-election. 

Section 5. If a vacancy occurs among the members of "^acanciea. 
the corporation elected by the alumni it shall be filled by 
the alumni at their next annual election. If a vacancy 
occurs among the other members of the corporation it shall 
be filled by the members who are not elected by the alumni. 

SECTioisr 6. This act shall take effect when accepted by when to take 
vote of the Trustees of Tufts College and by vote of the ^^^^*- 
alumni of said college taken in the manner above provided 
for the nomination of candidates. 

Approved March 29, 1907. 

Ax Act relative to private passageways. Chav.256 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and nineteen of the Provisions of 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-four, relative to^Hvate 
to the paving of private passageways in the city of Boston, fhrcify^T^ '" 
shall aj)ply to all cities having a population of fifty thou- piy^to'^certam 
sand or more. ^^^^'^ '''**®^- 

Section 2. This act shall take effect in any city only when to take 
upon its acceptance by the city council of that city. 

Approved March 29, 1907. 



202 



Acts, 1907. 



Chaps. 257, 258. 



Chap.^Sl An Act to provide that claims against the estates of 

DECEASED PERSONS SHALL NOT BECOME BARRED BY THE 
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS DURING THE PENDENCY OF IN- 
SOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS IN THE PROBATE COURT. 



R. L. 142, § 2, 
amended. 



Examination 
of claims of 
creditors, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter one linnclred and forty-two of 
the Revised Laws is hereby amended hy adding at the end 
thereof the words : — and all debts of the estate of said 
deceased not at the time of snch finding- barred by any 
statute of limitations may be allowed either by said com- 
missioners or by said court, - — ■ so as to read as follows : — 
Section 2. If the probate court finds from the representa- 
tion of an executor or administrator that the estate of the 
deceased will probably be insufficient for the payment of 
his debts, it may appoint two or more commissioners to 
receive and examine all claims of creditors against such 
estate, and to return a list of all claims presented to them, 
with the amount allowed on each claim, and all debts of 
the estate of said deceased not at the time of such finding 
barred by any statute of limitations may be allowed either 
by said commissioners or by said court. 

Approved March 29, 1907. 



Chap 



1902, 534, § 6, 
amended. 



Public ways 
may be used, 
land taken, 
etc. 



.258 -An Act to increase the authority of the boston transit 
commission to take by eminent domain easements or 

other ESTATES OR RIGHTS IN REAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter five hundred and 
thirty-four of the acts of the year nineteen liundred and 
two, being " An Act to provide for the construction of 
additional tunnels and subways in the city of Boston ", 
is hereby amended by inserting after the word " horizon- 
tal ", in the fourteenth line, the words : — or inclined, — 
and liy inserting after the word " division ", in the fif- 
teenth line, the words : — or by other surfaces, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 6. The commission may for 
the purposes of this act use public ways and lands with- 
out compensation therefor, and may take for the city, by 
purchase or otherwise, lands in fee and easements, estates, 
and rights in land, including the right to go under the 
surface thereof or through or under buildings or parts of 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 259. 203 

buildings thereon, and such takings in fee or otherwise 
may be made whether the lands taken or otherwise alfeeted 
are held under or by title derived under eminent domain 
or otherwise. A taking under this section of an easement 
or other estate or right in a given parcel of real estate, 
whether such parcel consists of unimproved land or of 
land and buildings, may be confined to a portion or sec- 
tion of such parcel fixed by horizontal or inclined planes 
of division or by other surfaces below or above or at the 
surface of the soil, and in such ease no taking need be 
made of up})er or lower portions or sections, except of 
such easements therein, if any, as the commission may 
deem necessary. The commission, to make any taking by 
right of eminent domain, shall cause to be recorded in the 
registry of deeds for the county of Suffolk a description 
of the lands, easements, estates or rights to be taken, as 
certain as is required in a common conveyance of land, 
with the statement that the same are taken under author- 
ity of this act, which description and statement shall be 
signed by the commission ; and the lands, easements, estates 
or rights therein described shall upon such recording be 
taken for and shall vest in the city. The commission 
shall, so far as may be practicable, notify all kno^vn 
owners of such takings, but the validity thereof shall not 
be affected by want of sucli notice. 

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

Approved March 29, 1907. 

Ax Act eelative to the labelling of certain patent QJinrt 259 

OR PROPRIETARY DRUGS AND FOODS. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter three hundred and eiffhtv-six of i906,386, §i, 

, -. ^ . Ill Oi amended. 

tlie acts 01 the year nineteen hundred and six is hereby 
amended by striking out section one and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 1. Upon every package. Receptacles of 
bottle or other receptacle holding any proprietary or patent proprietary 
medicine, or any proprietary or patent food preparation, Sbeifedretc.''^ 
which contains alcohol, morphine, codeine, opium, heroin, 
chloroform, cannibis indiea, chloral hydrate, or acetanilid, 
or any derivative or preparation of any such substances, 
shall be marked or inscribed a statement on the label of 
the quantity or proportion of each of said substances con- 
tained therein. The size of type in which the names of 



200: 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 260. 



Proviso. 



the above substances shall be printed on the labels as 
above, shall not be smaller than eight point (brevier) caps: 
provided, that in case the size of the package will not 
permit the use of eight point cap tvpe the size of the type 
may be reduced proportionately. The provisions of sec- 
tion nineteen of chapter seventy-five of the Revised Laws, 
so far as they are consistent herewith, shall apply to the 
manner and form in which such statements shall be marked 
or inscribed. 
Guaranty of Section 2. Xo dealer shall be prosecuted under the 

wholesaler, . , ^ , . , •' , . 

etc , to exempt provisious of tliis act wlicu he can establish a guaranty 
prosecution. signed by the wholesaler, jobber or manufacturer residing 
in this Commonwealth, from whom he purchases such 
articles, to the effect that the same is not misbranded 
within the meaning of this act, designating it. Such 
guaranty, to afford protection, shall contain the name and 
address of the party or parties making the sale of such 
articles to such dealer ; and in such case said party or 
parties shall be amenable to the prosecutions, fines and 
other penalties which would attach, in due course, to the 
dealer under the provisions of this act. 

Section 3. Section two of chapter three hundred and 
eighty -six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
six is hereby repealed. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect on the first day 
of March in the year nineteen hundred and eight. 

Approved March 29, 1907. 



Repeal. 



When to take 
efifect. 



Trustees of 

Andover 

Theological 

Seminary 

incorporated. 



Chap.260 ^^ -^CT TO incorporate the trustees of andover theo- 
logical SEMINARY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Those j>ersons who at the date of the pas- 
sago of this act are the members of the body politic incor- 
porated 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 here- 
inafter 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 here- 
after be held by the Trustees of Andover Theological 
Seminary, upon and sul)ject to all the trusts, limitations, 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 260. 205 

conditions and provisions uj^on and subject to which said 
property has been held by the Trustees of Phillips Acad- 
emy. The Trustees of Andover Theological Seminary Rights and 
shall have all the rights and powers and be charged with p'^^®''®' ^^''• 
and bound by all the duties and obligations hitherto en- 
joyed, possessed, charged and binding by and on the Trus- 
tees 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, membership and the conduct 
of business similar in all respects to those by which the 
Trustees of Phillips Academy are now governed. The said 
trusts, limitations, conditions, provisions, rights, powers, 
duties, obligations and regulations 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 law- 
fully annulled or altered by the Trustees of Phillips Acad- 
emy had this act not been passed. 

Section 2. Three arbitrators shall be appointed by the Arbitrators to 
Trustees of Phillips Academy, the Trustees of Andover what property 
Theological Seminary and the Visitors of the Theological Sict'^etc!''" 
Institution in Phillips Academy in Andover, jointly, who 
shall determine what property, real and personal, is held 
by the Trustees of Phillips Academy in trust for or on 
account of the said theological institution, and the prop- 
erty determined by them or a majority of them to be so 
held shall be transferred, convej^ed and delivered by the 
Trustees of Phillips Academy to the Trustees of Andover 
Theological Seminary. Any party to the appointment of 
the arbitrators may appeal within thirty days from the 
announcement of their decision to the supreme judicial 
court for the county of Essex, which shall have jurisdic- 
tion in equity to ascertain the facts and to confirm, reject 
or modify the decision of the said arbitrators. 

Section 3. This act shall take eifect if and when, and ^^^^ to take 
only if, the Trustees of Phillips Academy and the Visitors 
of the Theological Institution in Phillips Academy in An- 
dover shall, within three months after its passage, assent 
thereto. Approved April 1, 1907. 



206 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 261, 262» 



Chap.261 An Act relative to the appointment of an additional 

FEMALE ASSISTANT PROBATION OFFICER IN THE MUNICIPAL 
COURT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^tc^kmenJed!' Sectiox 1. Section eightj-one of chapter two hundred 
and seventeen of the Revised Laws, as amended by chap- 
ter two hundred and ninety-live of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and five, and by chapter three hundred 
and twenty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and six, is hereby further amended by striking out the 
word " two ", in the sixth line, and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — three, — so as to read as follows : — 
officersITp- Section SI. The superior court may appoint probation 
pointment. etc. Qfg(,pj.g .^j^j ^\^^ justicc of cach policc, district or municipal 
court and the chief justice of the municipal court of the 
city of Boston shall appoint one probation officer. Said 
chief justice may also appoint not more than five male and 
three female assistant probation officers. The justice of 
the municipal court of the South Boston district and the 
justice of the municipal court of the Roxbury district and 
the justice of the third district court of Eastern Middlesex, 
may also each appoint one female assistant probation officer. 
Each probation officer and assistant probation officer so ap- 
pointed shall hold his office during the pleasure of the court 
which makes the appointment. 

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

Approved April 1, 1907. 

Chap.262 Ax Act relative to sales, transfers, exchanges and 

PARTITION OF REAL ESTATE BY TRUSTEES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

^^ndel'^^^' Section 1. Section fifteen of chapter one hundred and 
forty-seven of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by in- 
serting after the word "• interested ", in the sixth line, the 
words : — although the instrument creating the trust con- 
tains a power authorizing the petitioner to make such sale 
and conveyance, transfer, exchange or partition, — and by 
adding at the end of said section the words: — provided, 
however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed 
as requiring a trustee under a written instrument contain- 
ing such power to obtain any such order, — so as to read 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 263. 207 

as follows: — Section 15. If the sale and conveyance, Order for sale 
transfer or exchange of any real or personal property held in trust, how 
in trust or the partition of any such real property held in ° 
common and undivided appears to be necessary or expe- 
dient, the supreme judicial court, the superior court or the 
probate court may, upon petition of a trustee or other per- 
son interested, although the instrument creating the trust 
contains a power authorizing the petitioner to make such 
sale and conveyance, transfer, exchange or partition, after 
notice and other proceedings as hereinafter required, order 
such sale and conveyance, transfer, exchange or partition 
to be made, and the investment, reinvestment and applica- 
tion of the proceeds of such sale in such manner as will 
best effect the objects of the trust: provided, however, that Proviso, 
nothing herein contained shall be construed as requiring a 
trustee under a written instrument containing such power 
to obtain any such order. 

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

Approved April 1, 1907. 



Chap.26n 



Ax Act to incorporate the Nashua and acton railroad. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Benjamin A. Kimball, Charles E. Morri- ActonRaiiroad 
son, Herman F. Straw, Frank W. Majmard, William H. incorporated. 
Beasom and John F. Webster, their associates and succes- 
sors, are hereby nuide a corporation for the purchase, owner- 
ship, management, operation and disposition of a railroad 
under the name of the JSTashua and Acton Railroad ; with 
all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the restric- 
tions and liabilities set forth in all general laws now or 
hereafter in force relating to railroad companies, except as 
otherwise provided herein. 

Section 2. Said Nashua and Acton Railroad is hereby To acquire 
authorized, subject to the approval of the board of railroad ert^an^"^"^' 
commissioners, to acquire by purchase from the Concord ^'"^'^chises. 
and Montreal Railroad, and to hold, own and manage the 
l^roperty and franchises of the Xashua, Acton and Boston 
Railroad, acquired by said Concord and IMontreal Rail- 
road, at a foreclosure sale thereof. Said property and 
franchises shall be held subject to the lease of said Concord 
and Montreal Railroad to the Boston and Maine Railroad, 
dated June twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and ninety- 
five, and to the mortgage of said Concord and IMontreal 



208 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 264, 265. 



May convey 
property and 
franchises. 



Capital stock. 



Railroad to the Boston Safe Dej^osit aud Trust Company, 
dated June second, eighteen hundred and ninety, as pro- 
vided in the act of the jSTew Hampshire legislature, chap- 
ter one hundred and fifty-one, approved January 2-i, 1905 ; 
and said Concord and Montreal Railroad is hereby author- 
ized, subject to the approval of the board of railroad com- 
missioners, to convey to said i^ashua and Acton Railroad 
said property and franchises, and to receive in payment 
therefor shares of the capital stock of said Xashua and 
Acton Railroad, and to hold, own, manage and enjoy the 
same. 

Section 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall 
not exceed five hundred thousand dollars, and shall be 
divided into shares of one hundred dollars each. 

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

Approved April 1, 1907. 



Chap.264: An Act relative to hunting wild ducks or geese on 

FRESH WATER PONDS IN THE COUNTY OF DUKES COUNTY. 



Hunting, etc., 
certain game 
from a boat 
or raft pro- 
hibited. 



Penalty. 



Repeal. 



Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. It shall be unlawful in the county of Dukes 
County for any person to pursue, drive, hunt, injure, shoot 
or kill wild ducks or geese in any fresh Avater pond from 
a boat, raft or other floating device. 

Section 2. Any person violating any provision of this 
act shall be punished by a fine of not less than five nor more 
than two hundred and fifty dollars for each offence. 

Section 3. Any acts or parts of acts inconsistent here- 
with are hereby repealed. Approved April 1, 1907. 



Renewal of 
Pittsfield 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1885. 



Chap.265 An Act to authorize the city of pittsfield to issue 
securities to renew its water loan. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Pittsfield may, for the i)urpose 
of renewing and paying certain water bonds issued under 
the provisions of chapter three hundred and forty of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-five, known 
as the Pittsfield Water Loan, Act of 1885, issue from time 
to time bonds, notes or scrip to an amount not exceeding 
ninety-five thousand dollars. Such bonds, notes or scrip 
shall bear on the face thereof the w'ords, Renewal Pittsfield 
Water Loan, Act of 1885, shall be payable at the expira- 



loan. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 266, 267. 209 

tion of periods not exceeding thirty years from the date of 
issue, and shall bear interest payable semi-annually at a 
rate not exceeding four per cent per annum. The city Payment of 
shall provide for paying upon account of the principal sum 
of such indebtedness not less than the sum of five thousand 
dollars annually, beginning with the first day of May in 
the year nineteen hundred and eight, in addition to the 
sum now required to be paid upon its indebtedness for 
water extension by the provisions of section four of chap- 
ter one hundred and eighty-five of the acts of the year 
eighteen hundred and ninety-two, and acts in amendment 
thereof, until the said debt, both principal and interest, is 
extinguished. The city may authorize temporary loans to 
be made by its mayor and treasurer in anticipation of the 
bonds, notes or scrip hereby authorized, or in anticipation 
of the payments to be made. 

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

Approved April 1, 1907. 



Ax Act relative to the support of children of parents 

LIVING separately. 



Chap.266 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section nineteen of chapter one hundred and sixty-two j^ l. i62 § 19, 
of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by inserting after amended, 
the word " thirty-three ", in the second line, the words: — 
or section thirty-seven, — so as to read as follows : — Sec- certain de- 
tion 19. A decree or order of a probate court made in pro- prob*afe*cou/t 
ceedings under the provisions of section thirty-three or to have effect 
section thirty-seven of chapter one hundred and fifty-three pended or 
shall have effect, notwithstanding an appeal, until other- 
wise ordered by a justice of the superior court, who may, 
in any county, suspend or modify such decree or order 
during the pendency of the appeal. 

Approved April 1, 1907. 



Chap.267 



An Act relative to the hours of labor of women and 

MINORS employed IN THE MANUFACTURE OF TEXTILE 
GOODS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-seven of chapter one hun- r l loe § 27 
dred and six of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by amended.' 
inserting after the word *' morning ", in the fourth line, 



210 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 268. 



Employment 
of women and 
minors. 



Repeal. 



When to take 
effect. 



the words : — Xo person, and no agent or officer of a per- 
son or corporation engaged in the manufacture of textile 
goods, shall employ any minor under eighteen years of age, 
or any w^oman, before six o'clock in the morning or after 
six o'clock in the evening, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 27. Xo person, and no agent or officer of a person 
or corporation, shall employ a woman or minor in any 
capacity for the purpose of manufacturing between ten 
o'clock at night and six o'clock in the morning. No per- 
son, and no agent or officer of a person or corporation en- 
gaged in the manufacture of textile goods, shall employ 
any minor under eighteen years of age, or any woman, 
before six o'clock in the morning or after six o'clock in the 
evening. Whoever violates the provisions of this section 
shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty nor more 
than fifty dollars for each offence. 

Section 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent here- 
with are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect on the first day of 
October in the year nineteen hundred and seven. 

Approved April 2, 1007. 



Cha'P.26S ^^ "^^^ ^^ AUTHORIZE THE TOWX OF MARION TO SUPPLY 

ITSELF WITH WATER. 



The town of 
Marion may 
supply itself 
with water, 
etc. 



May take 
certain waters, 
land, etc. 



Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Marion may supply itself and 
its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of fires 
and for domestic and other purposes ; may establish foun- 
tains and hydrants and relocate or discontinue the same ; 
and may regulate the use of such water and fix and collect 
rates to be paid therefor. 

Section 2. Said tovra may obtain its water supply by 
means of driven, artesian or other wells, or may take, or 
acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold the water of 
any pond, stream or spring, or artesian or driven well, 
within the limits of the to"wn, and the water rights con- 
nected with any such water sources, and also all lands, 
rights of way and easements necessary for holding and pre- 
serving the water and for conveying the same to any part 
of the town: provided, that no source of water supply for 
domestic purposes and no lands necessary for preserving 
the quality of such water shall be taken without first ob- 
taining the advice and approval of the state board of health. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 268. 211 

Said tOAvn may also erect on the land taken or held as May erect 
aforesaid, proper dams, buildings, reservoirs, standpipes, pi^s.Ttc!' *^ 
tanks and other structures, and may make excavations, pro- 
cure and operate machinery, and provide such other means 
and appliances as may be necessary for the establish- 
ment and maintenance of complete and effective water 
works ; and may construct and lay conduits, pijjcs and other 
works under or on any lands, water courses, railroads, rail- 
ways or public or private ways, and along' any such ways, in 
such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same ; and 
for the pur]X)se of constructing, maintaining and repairing 
such conduits, pipes and other works, and for all proper 
purposes of this act, said town may dig up any such lands 
or ways in such manner as to cause the least hindrance to 
public travel on such ways. 

Section 3. Said town shall, within ninety days after Description of 
the taking of any land, rights of way, water rights, water jj^e^recorf'ed!" 
sources or easements as aforesaid, otherwise than by pur- 
chase, file and cause to be recorded in the registry of deeds 
for the county and district within which such land or other 
property is situated, a description thereof sufficiently ac- 
curate for identification, with, a statement of the purpose 
for which the same was taken, signed by the water com- 
missioners hereinafter provided for. 

Section -i. Said to^^^l shall pay all damages to prop- Damages, 
erty sustained by any person or corporation by the taking 
of any land, right of way, water, water source, water right 
or easement, or by any other thing done by the town under 
authority of this act. Any person or corporation sustain- 
ing damages as aforesaid, Avho fails to agree with the to^vn 
as to the amount thereof, may have the same determined 
in the manner provided by law in the case of land taken 
for laying out highways, on application at any time within 
the period of two years after the taking of such land or 
other property or the doing of other injury under authority 
of this act ; but no such application shall be made after the 
expiration of two years, and no application for assessment 
of damages shall be made for the taking of any water, 
water right, or for any injury thereto, until the water is 
actually withdra^^Ti or diverted by said town under the 
authority of this act. 

Section 5. Said to-\vn may, for the purpose of paying Town of 
the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under the LoaiT ^**^' 
provisions of this act, issue from time to time bonds, notes 



212 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 268. 



Proviso. 



Pajrment of 
loan. 



Town to raise a 
certain sum 
annually, e*c. 



Contracts, etc. 



Penalty for 
corruption of 
water, etc. 



or scrip to an amount not exceeding sixty-five thousand 
dollars. Such bonds, notes or scrip shall bear on their face 
the words, Town of Marion Water Loan, and shall be pay- 
able at the expiration of periods not exceeding thirty years 
from the dates of issue ; shall bear interest, payable semi- 
annually, at a rate not exceeding four per cent per annum, 
and shall be signed by the treasurer of the town and coun- 
tersigned by the water commissioners hereinafter provided 
for. Said town may sell such securities at public or private 
sale, or pledge the same for money borrowed for the pur- 
poses of this act, and upon such terms and conditions as it 
may deem proper: provided, that such securities shall not 
be sold for less than the par value thereof. 

Section 6. Said Xown. shall at the time of authorizing 
said loan j^rovide for the payment thereof in such annual 
proportionate payments, beginning five years after the first 
issue of such bonds, notes or scrip, as will extinguish the 
same within the time prescribed in this act; and when a 
vote to that effect has been passed the amount required 
thereby shall without further vote be assessed by the as- 
sessors of the town in each year thereafter in the same 
manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the debt 
incurred by said loan is extinguished. 

Section 7. Said town shall raise annually by taxation 
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, 
notes or scrip issued as aforesaid by the town, and to make 
such payments on the principal as may be required under 
the provisions of this act. 

Section 8. Said to^\^l may contract with any i-)erson 
or corporation, and may purchase any interest in any jsrop- 
erty which may be deemed necessary to carry out the 
provisions of this act, and may hold such interest and 
j^roperty. 

Section 9. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, 
pollutes or diverts any water taken or held by said town 
under this act, or destroys or injures any structure, work 
or other property o^^^led, held or used by the town under 
the authority and for the purposes of this act shall forfeit 
and pay to the to^vn three times the amount of damages 
assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort ; and 
upon conviction of any of the said wilful or wanton acts 
shall be punished by a fine not exceeding three hundred 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 269. 213 

dollars or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding one 
year. 

Sectiox 10. Said town shall after its acceptance of ^tsfone°r^* 
this act, at a town meeting called for the purpose, elect by ^^^'g°°'tg_ 
ballot three persons to hold office, one imtil the expiration 
of three years, one until the expiration of two years and 
one until the expiration of one year from the next succeed- 
ing annual town meeting, to constitute a board of water 
commissioners ; and at every annual town meeting there- 
after one water commissioner shall be elected by ballot for 
a term of three years. All the authority granted to said 
town by this act and not otherwise specifically provided for 
shall be vested in said board of water commissioners, who 
shall be subject however to such instructions, rules and 
regulations as the to-w-n may impose by its vote. A ma- 
jority of said commissioners shall constitute a quorum for 
the transaction of business. Any vacancy occurring in the Vacancies, 
board from any cause may be filled for the remainder of 
the unexi:)ired term by the town at any town meeting called 
for the purjDose. 

Section 11. This act shall take effect upon its accept- when to take 
ance by a majority of the voters of the town of Marion 
present and voting thereon by ballot at a legal town meeting 
called for the purpose within three years after its passage, 
but the number of meetings so called in any one year shall 
not exceed two. So far as it relates to acceptance by the 
said toT\Ti this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 3, 1907. 

Ax Act relative to the hours of labor of workmen", rjjtn^ 269 

MECHANICS AND ENGINEERS. "' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter five hundred and i906,5i7, §i, 

CI i-i • Till- amended. 

seventeen oi the acts oi the year nineteen hundred and six 
is herebv amended bv insertinc; after the word '' Laws ", 
in the sixth line, the following : — Xo laborer, workman 
or mechanic so employed shall be requested or required to 
work more than eight hours in any one calendar day or 
more than forty-eight hours in any one week except in cases 
of extraordinary emergency. Only a case of danger to 
property, to life, to public safety or to public health shall 
be considered a case of extraordinary emergency within 
the meaning of this section. Engineers shall be considered 



2U 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 269. 



Eight hours to 
constitute a 
day's work 
for public em- 
ployees, etc. 



1906, 517, § 2. 
amended. 



Contracts to 
contain certain 
stipulation, etc. 



mechanics within the meaning of this act, — and by add- 
ing at the end of the section the words : — Threat of loss 
of employment or threat to obstruct or prevent the obtain- 
ing of employment, or threat to refrain from employing 
in the future shall be considered requiring, within the 
meaning of this section, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 1. Eight hours shall constitute a day's Avork for 
all laborers, workmen and mechanics now or hereafter em- 
ployed by or on behalf of the Commonwealth, or of any 
county therein, or of any city or town which has accepted 
the provisions of section twenty of chapter one hundred 
and six of the Revised Laws, Ko laborer, workman or 
mechanic so employed shall be requested or required to 
work more than eight hours in any one calendar day or 
more than forty-eight hours in any one week except in 
cases of extraordinary emergency. Only a case of danger 
to property, to life, to public safety or to public health 
shall be considered a case of extraordinary emergency 
within the meaning of this section. Engineers shall be 
considered mechanics within the meaning of this act. But 
in cases where a Saturday half-holiday is given the hours 
of labor upon the other w^orking days of the week may be 
increased sufficiently to make a total of forty-eight hours 
for the week's work. Threat of loss of employment or 
threat to obstruct or prevent the obtaining of employment, 
or threat to refrain from employing in the future shall be 
considered requiring, within the meaning of this section. 

Section 2. Section two of said chapter five hundred 
and seventeen is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word " mechanic ", in the eighth line, the words : — work- 
ing within this Commonwealth, — and by inserting after 
the w^ord " be ", in the eleventh line, the words : — re- 
quested or, — and by adding at the end of the section the 
words : — and every such contract which does not contain 
this stipulation shall be null and void, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 2. Every contract, excluding contracts 
for the purchase of material or supplies, to which the Com- 
monwealth, or of any county therein, or of any city or 
toA\Ti which has accepted the provisions of section twenty 
of chapter one hundred and six of the Revised Laws, is 
a party which may involve the employment of laborers, 
workmen or mechanics shall contain a stipulation that no 
laborer, workman or mechanic working within this Com- 
monwealth in the employ of the contractor, sub-contractor or 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 270. 215 

other person doing or contracting to do the whole or a part 
of the work contemplated by the contract shall be requested 
or required to work more than eight hours in any one cal- 
endar day and every such contract which does not contain 
this stipulation shall be null and void. 

Section 3. Section four of said chapter five hundred amended ' ^ *' 
and seventeen is hereby amended by inserting before the 
word ^' Any ", in the first line, the words : — Any person 
or contractor or sub-contractor, or any agent or person act- 
ing on behalf of any contractor or sub-contractor, or, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section J/-. Any person or con- Penalty for 
tractor or sub-contractor, or any agent or person acting on Swf *'°° °^ 
behalf of any contractor or sub-contractor, or any agent or 
official of the Commonwealth or of any county, city or to^vn 
who violates any provision of this act shall be subject to a 
penalty of fifty dollars for each offence. 

Approved April 3, 1907. 



An Act relative to taxation for the improvement of 
streets in the city of lynn. 



Chap.270 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The tax assessed on i^roperty in the city of Limit of tax 

_ -I • n 1 11^./ rate in the city 

Lynn, exclusive of the state tax, county tax and sums re- of Lynn. 
quired by law to be raised on account of the city debt, 
shall not exceed, on every one thousand dollars of the as- 
sessors' valuation of the taxable property therein for the 
preceding year, twelve dollars and fifty cents in the year 
nineteen hundred and seven, thirteen dollars in the years 
nineteen hundred and eight, nineteen hundred and nine, 
nineteen hundred and ten and nineteen hundred and 
eleven ; the said valuation being first reduced by the 
amount of all abatements thereon previous to the thirty- 
first day of December in the year preceding said assess- 
ments, subject to all the provisions contained in section 
fifty-four of chapter twelve of the Revised Laws. 

Section 2. All sums raised by taxation under the pro- certain pro- 
visions of section one of this act in excess of twelve dollars fo be°Csed 'for 
on every one thousand dollars of the assessors' valuation of efcT^™^°**' 
the taxable property in the said city for the preceding 
year shall be used for new pavement for streets and side- 
walks; but no part of the money so received in excess of 
twelve dollars on every one thousand dollars of the assess- 
ors' valuation of the taxable property in said city for the 



216 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 271. 



Excess to be in 
addition to 
money annu- 
ally appro- 
priated. 



State board of 
charity to sub- 
mit a tabulated 
statement of 
receipts and 
expenditures, 
etc. 



preceding year shall be used for repair work, or replacing 
old paving, or macadam work. 

Section 3. All money nsed in excess of twelve dollars 
on every one thousand dollars imder the provisions of sec- 
tion one of this act shall be in addition to money annually 
appropriated by the city of Lynn for sidewalks and for 
street paving. 

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

Approved April Jf, 1907 

Chap.271 An Act relative to the duties of the state board of 

CHARITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The several institutions under the super- 
vision of the state board of charity shall submit to said 
board for its approval, annually on or before the iiftli day 
of I^ovember, a tabulated statement of their estimates for 
the year ensuing. The annual report of said board shall 
contain a properly classified and tabulated statement of the 
receipts and expenses of the board, and of each of the 
several state institutions under its sujiervision for the pre- 
ceding year, and a corresponding classified and tabulated 
statement of their estimates for the year ensuing, including 
estimates for the ordinary expenses, with its opinion as to 
the necessity or expediency of appropriations in accord- 
ance with said estimates; a concise review of the work of 
the several institutions under the supervision of the board 
for the year preceding, and such suggestions and recom- 
mendations as to said institutions and as to the general 
interests of all persons under its supervision as it considers 
expedient, together with information embodying the ex- 
perience of this country and of other countries relative to 
the best and most successful methods of caring for such 
persons as come under the supervision of the board. 

Section 2. The board shall inspect and approve all 
plans and specifications for new buildings which are to be 
used by state institutions coming under its supervision, and 
for the extension or alteration, involving an expenditure of 
more than two thousand dollars, of existing buildings which 
are to be or are already so used, before such new buildings 
are erected or such extensions or alterations are made. 

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

Approved April 5, 1907. 



Plans, etc., for 
new buildings 
to be ap- 
proved. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 272, 273. 217 



An Act relative to removals and suspensions from (Jhap.'2il2t 

OFFICE AND EMPLOYMENT OF THE DISTRICT AND OTHER 
POLICE OFFICERS IN THE CLASSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two Inmdred and ten igoe. 210, § 1, 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six is hereby *'^^° ^ 
amended by adding at the end thereof the words : — The 
provisions of this section shall apply to members of the 
district police, but shall not affect the power of the gov- 
ernor to remove any member of said police who is desig- 
nated or appointed to be chief, deputy chief, chief inspector 
of boilers or chief fire inspector, or any member of the dis- 
trict police detailed or appointed to command any steam or 
sailing vessel of the Commonwealth, from the position to 
which he is so designated or appointed, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 1. Every police officer now holding or Removal and 
hereafter appointed to an office classified under the civil poifce^officers, 
service rules of the Commonwealth, in any city, and ^**'" 
whether appointed for a definite or stated term, or other- 
wise, shall hold such office continuously during good be- 
havior, and shall not be removed therefrom, lowered in 
rank or compensation, or suspended, or, without his con- 
sent, transferred from such office or employment to any 
other, except for just cause and for reasons specifically 
given in writing by the removing officer or board. The 
provisions of this section shall apply to members of the 
district police, but shall not affect the power of the gov- 
ernor to remove any member of said police who is desig- 
nated or appointed to be chief, deputy chief, chief inspector 
of boilers or chief fire inspector, or any member of the 
district police detailed or appointed to command any steam 
or sailing vessel of the Commonwealth, from the position 
to which he is so designated or appointed. 

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

Approved April 6, 1907. 



Chap.273 



An Act relative to the sessions of the probate court 
for the county of middlesex. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The probate court for the county of Mid- Sessions of the 
dlesex shall be held at Cambrids-e on Monday, Tuesdav, county of 

'^ *^ ' " ' Middlesex. 



218 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 274. 

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of each week, except 
between the fourth Tuesday of July and the second j\Ion- 
day of September and except on the third Tuesday of each 
month ; and at Lowell on the third Tuesday of each month, 
except August. 
Repeal. Section 2. So mucli of scctiou sixty of chapter one 

hundred and sixty-two of the Revised Laws as is inconsist- 
ent herewith is hereby repealed. 

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

Approved April G, 1907. 

Chap.274i ^^ ^^'^ '^^ provide for the licensing of public shows 

AND public amusements WHICH DERIVE THEIR REVENUE 
FROM THE DEPOSIT OF MONEY IN SLOT MACHINES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
R.L.io2,§i72, Section 1. Section one hundred and seventv-two of 

etc., amendea. . • 

chapter one hundred and two of the Revised Laws, as 
amended by section four of chapter four hundred and sixty 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and four, and by 
chapter three hundred and forty-one of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and five, is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word " thing ", in the eighth line, the 
words : — or in which, after free admission, amusement is 
furnished upon the deposit of money in a mechanical de- 
vice kno^^Ti as a nickel-in-the-slot machine or penny-in-the- 
slot machine or other similar machine, — so as to read as 
Certain exhi- follows : — SectiOTi 172. The mavor of a city or the select- 

bitions may be ,. , , " • ^ ^ • ,• i- . ' 

licensed, etc. men 01 a \ovm may, except as provided m section lorty-six 
of chapter one hundred and six, grant a license for theat- 
rical exhibitions, public shows, public amusements and 
exhibitions of every description to which admission is 
obtained upon payment of money or upon the delivery of 
any valuable thing, or by a ticket or voucher obtained 
for money or any valuable thing, or in which, after free 
admission, amusement is furnished upon the deposit of 
money in a mechanical device known as a nickel-in-the- 
slot machine or penny-in-the-slot machine or other similar 
machine, upon such terms and conditions as they deem 
reasonable, and they may revoke or suspend such license 
at their pleasure ; but they shall not grant a license for any 
such theatrical exhibitions, public shows, public amuse- 
ments or exhibitions of any description whatever to be held 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 275, 276. 219 

upon the Lord's day, except for those named in section five 
of chapter ninety-eight, and no such exhibition, show or 
amusement mentioned in said section, except a concert of 
sacred music or a free open air concert given by a city or 
town upon a common, public park, street or square, shall 
be given without such license. 

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

Approved April 6, 1907. 

An Act to authorize the metropolitan park commission nj.n'n 975 

TO BUILD CERTAIN STRUCTURES IN THE CITY OF MEDFORD IN ^ '^ 

connection WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE DAM ACROSS 
MYSTIC RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The metropolitan park commission is hereby The metropoii- 
authorized to lengthen Cradock bridge in the city of Med- mL?on\o°"" 
ford and to construct an additional arch and additional c°ad*ock bridge 
channel for the w^aters of Mvstic river thereunder, and to '^ Medford. 
do such other work in and upon said bridge and that part 
of Main street upon and adjacent to said bridge as the 
commission may deem necessary for regulating the flow and 
use of the waters of Mystic river in connection with the 
construction of the dam across said river authorized by 
chapter four hundred and forty-five of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and four. Any expenses incurred under 
authority of this act shall be a part of the expenses of the 
construction of said dam as authorized by said chapter four 
hundred and forty-five. 

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

Approved April G, 1007. 

An Act to equalize the salaries of the heads of cer- ^j or-p 

TAIN STATE DEPARTMENTS. L'/iap.^iO 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Beginning with the present fiscal year the salaries of the 
secretary of the Commonwealth, the treasurer and receiver Jlfrn'^^tate*'*''^' 
general, the auditor of accounts and the attorney-general e*'Pa[i^z'?d°*^ 
shall each receive an annual salary of five thousand dollars, 
and the expense of procuring the bonds which the secre- 
tary, the auditor and the treasurer are required to give 
shall be paid by the Commonwealth. 



220 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 277. 

Repeal. Sectiox 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent here- 

with are hereby repealed. 

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

Approved April 6, 1907. 

Chap.277 An Act relative to claims against the boston elevated 

RAILWAY COMPANY FOR DAMAGES TO PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

ime^nded.' ^ ^' Section 1. Scction two of chapter two hundred and 
fifty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred is 
hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
damTges""^ ing : — providcd, further, that the construction, addition 
B^s'tonEie- ^r alteration by the Boston Elevated Railway Company of 
Compa^y'e?/ branches, spurs, sidings, turnouts, connections, deflections, 
switches, extensions and loops, as provided for in section 
seven of chapter five hundred and forty-eight of the acts of 
the year eighteen hundred and ninety-four, and the loca- 
tion, construction, maintenance, operation, addition to and 
modification or change of stations, as provided for in sec- 
tion ten of said chapter five hundred and forty-eight, as 
amended by chapter five hundred of the acts of the year 
eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, if such branches, addi- 
tions or other structures were not contained in the original 
plans heretofore confirmed by the board of railroad com- 
missioners, under which plans its elevated railway has been 
constructed, shall be deemed an additional servitude and 
shall entitle lessees, mortgagees and other parties having 
an estate in any public or private way or in any premises 
which abut thereon, and who are damaged by reason of 
such branches, additions or other structures, or changes or 
modifications, to recover reasonable comi:)ensation therefor. 
Any person so damaged may at any time within three 
years after the completion of the construction of such 
branches, additions or other structures, or changes or modi- 
fications, in front of his premises, file in the clerk's office 
of the superior court for the county where his said prem- 
ises lie a petition setting forth his claim, and the amount 
thereof, against the Boston Elevated Tiailway Com^^any. 
Certain prov'i- Xhc provisious of scctious eis^ht and nine of chapter five 

sions of law to l -in • ^ ci ci • ^ 

govern pro- hundrcd and fortv-ei2;ht of the acts of the year eio;hteen 

ceedings, etc. i i i , . ' % i c • " 

hundred and nmety-iour, and oi sections seventeen to 
twenty-five, inclusive, and section one hundred and four- 
teen of chapter forty-eight of the Revised Laws relating 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 278, 279, 221 

to procedure in case of damages to estates in which several 
parties have different or several interests, so far as not in- 
consistent herewith, shall govern proceedings taken nnder 
this act. 

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

Approved April 6, 1907. 



An Act relative to the Middlesex law library associa- 
tion. 



Chap.21S 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of maintaining the law certain sum of 
libraries at Cambridge and Lowell, now under the care ^ald^oth^'' 
and control of the Middlesex Law Library Association, and LVbrary^Aslo-^ 
adding to the same from time to time, of providing for the ciation. 
salary of the librarian, and for other necessary expenses, 
the treasurer of the county of Middlesex shall annually, 
beginning with the first day of January in the year nine- 
teen hundred and eight, pay over to said Middlesex Law 
Library Association the sum of seven thousand dollars. 

Section 2. The payment aforesaid shall be in lieu of Payment to be 

n 1 • • 1 1 c 1 1 1 1 (• m lieu of all 

all sums otherwise provided lor by law and not heretofore other sums 
paid over to said Middlesex Law Library Association. ^'^°^' 

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

Approved April 6, 1907. 

An Act to authorize the county of Bristol to expend ^, cy„(\ 
certain sums of money for law libraries in new bed- ^i^^^V-^^^^ 

FORD AND fall RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county of Bristol may expend annu- Maintenance of 
ally a sum not exceeding nine hundred dollars for each of certain law 

11 Ti • 1 !• 1 111 • -XT- -r-> 1 r> 1 1 libraries in the 

the law libraries established by law m J\ew Bedford and county of 
Fall River, this sum to be in addition to any sums now 
authorized by law to be expended for the purposes of such 
libraries and to be in lieu of the naturalization fees hereto- 
fore expended for them. 

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

App/roved April 6, 1907. 



222 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 280, 281, 282. 



Ckar)'2S0 An Act to provide further for maintaining the essex 

COUNTY LAW LIBRARY AT LAWRENCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

ame^nded.' ^ ^' Section 1. Section three of chapter two hundred and 
nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six is 
hereby amended by striking out the words " all naturaliza- 
tion fees collected in the police court of Lawrence, and the 
further sum of two thousand ", in the seventh and eighth 
lines, and inserting in place thereof the words: — twenty- 

Uie' eIsIx''''^ °^ fi"^'6 hundred, — so as to read as follows : — Section 3. 

Libra/ at^ ^^^' ^^^^ purposcs of maintaining said library and from 

Lawrence. time to time adding thereto, providing for the salary of 
the librarian, and for other necessary expenses, the treas- 
urer of the county of Essex shall annually, beginning with 
the first day of January in the year nineteen hundred and 
six, pay over to said Lawrence Bar Association twenty-five 
hundred dollars. 

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

Approv&d April 6, 1907. 

Chap.281 An Act relative to the essex county law library asso- 
ciation. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

the' Ess'ex"^^ ^'^ Section 1. The treasurer of the county of Essex shall 
County Law pay annually to the Essex County Law Library Associa- 
saiem. tiou, in addition to the sums already authorized by law, 

the sum of tw^enty-five hundred dollars, to be used in main- 
taining and enlarging the library of said association at 
Salem. 

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

Approved April 6, 1907. 

Chai).282 ^^ ^^'^ relative to changes in officers of domestic cor- 
porations. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

chln^es\n°^ Section 1. Whenever any change is made in the ofii- 

officesofdo- cers of a domestic corporation the corporation shall forth- 

mestic corpora- •ir>i'i rv^z-i •• c 

tiontobefiied With file lu the othce 01 the commissioner oi corporations 
missionerof SL ccrtificatc of sucli cliange, signed and sworn to by the 

corporations. • i j. i n i • 'j. ^ a: ■ j. t i. 

president, clerk and a majority oi its directors. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 283, 284. 223 

Sectiox 2. Any such corporation which omits to make Penalty on 
and file a certificate as aforesaid within thirty days after ''°'"p°''^ '°''- 
such a change has been made, or which fails to keep a clerk 
of the corporation in this Commonwealth, shall forfeit not 
more than five hundred dollars, to be recovered in the man- 
ner prescribed by section fifty of chapter four hundred 
and thirty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen himdred 
and three. 

Section 3. Every officer of such a corporation who Penalty on 
fails to perform any duty imposed upon him by this act 
shall be liable to a fine of not more than five hundred dol- 
lars. Approved April 6, 1907. 



Ax Act relative to the seals of sealers of weights and 

MEASURES. 



Chap.283 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter sixtv-two of the Revised Laws is herebv amended R- l- 62, § 20. 

, .f . "■ . T . ..■,", J. amended. 

by striking out section twenty and inserting m place tnereoi 
the following : — Section 20. The treasurer and receiver Treas 



isurers. 



general and his deputy, the county treasurers, and the city |eai', I'ti!^'' * * 
and town sealers shall keep seals for their use. The seals 
of the treasurer and of his deputy shall bear the letters 
'' C. M." and those of the county treasurers and city and 
to^^^l sealers shall be of such type as shall be approved by 
the deputy sealer. Any such treasurer or sealer who neg- penalty, 
lects to keep a seal in accordance with the provisions of 
this section shall forfeit not more than -twenty dollars, and 
whoever, without being duly authorized to do so, imper- 
sonates a sealer or deputy sealer of weights and measures 
by the use of a seal or otherwise, or has in his possession 
an imitation or counterfeit of a seal used by a sealer or 
deputy sealer of weights and measures, shall be punished 
by a fine of not more than fifty dollars. 

Approved April 6, 1907. 

Ax Act relative to the duties of public ADMIXISTRATORS. pr C}Q4 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox 1. Section two of chapter one hundred and R. l iss, §2, 
thirty-eight of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by 
adding at the end thereof the following : — The treasurer 
and receiver general shall be made a party to all petitions 
for administration by public administrators, and shall be 



224 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 285. 



Duties of pub- 
lic adminis- 
trators, etc. 



The treasurer 
and receiver 
general to be a 
party to 
petitions, etc. 



Notice to be 
given before 
final decree is 
entered. 



given due notice of all subsequent proceedings, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 2. Such administrators shall, 
except as hereinafter provided, take out letters of adminis- 
tration and faithfully administer upon the "estates of per- 
sons who die intestate within their county or elsewhere, 
leaving property in such county to be administered and not 
leaving a known husband, widow or heir in this Common- 
wealth. The treasurer and receiver general. shall be made 
a party to all petitions for administration by public ad- 
ministrators, and shall be given due notice of all subse- 
quent proceedings. 

Section 2. In all such proceedings pending at the date 
of the passage of this act, no final decree shall be entered 
until notice has been given to the treasurer and receiver 
general. 

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

Approved April 8, 1907. 



Chap.2i85 A^ Act to authorize the taking from contaminated 

WATERS OF CLAMS AND QUAHAUGS FOR BAIT. 



Boards of 
health may 
grant permits 
to take clams 
or quahaugs 
for bait, etc. 



Person holding 
permit to keep 
the same on 
his person, etc. 



Penalty. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Whenever, upon the request of the state 
board of health under the provisions of section one hun- 
dred and thirteen of chapter ninety-one of the Revised 
Laws, the commissioners on fisheries and game have pro- 
hibited or may hereafter prohibit the taking from contam- 
inated waters or flats in any city or to\Aai of any clams or 
quahaugs, the board of health of such city or town may 
grant permits in writing to any person to take from such 
w^aters clams or quahaugs to be used for bait only, and in 
such quantities and upon such conditions as they shall ex- 
press in their permit. 

Section 2. Any person holding a permit from the 
board of health of a city or tovm shall keep in his posses- 
sion, and on his j^erson, while acting thereunder, any per- 
mit obtained by him from said board of health, and shall 
at all times display the same upon the request of any per- 
son authorized to enforce the provisions of this act. Viola- 
tion of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less 
than ten dollars nor more than fifty dollars, and in addi- 
tion the permit shall be revoked and shall not thereafter 
be issued within twelve months. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 286, 287, 288. 225 

Section 3. Any person who violates any of the provi- foXled^incer- 
sions of such permit shall forfeit the permit and shall be tain cases, etc. 
punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or 
by imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, 
or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

Sectiox 4. "Whoever sells, or exchanges, or exposes or selling, etc, of 
offers for sale or exchange, or buys any clams or qiiahaiigs, hai^lpro-"*' 
taken under the provisions of this act, shall be punished by 
a fine of not more than one hundred dollars, or by impris- 
onment for a term not exceeding three months, or by both 
such fine and imprisonment. Approved April 9, 1907. 



hibited. 



Cha2).286 



Ax Act to provide for increasing the number of asso- 
ciate JUSTICES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The number of associate justices of the Number of 
superior court shall be twentv-four instead of twenty-two fustTces of the 
as now provided by law. " superior court. 

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

Approved April 11, 1907. 

An Act relative to charges for storage of baggage by (JJfnjy 287 

RAILROAD CORPORATIONS. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Xo charge shall be made by railroad cor- storage of 
porations for the care or storage of baggage left at or arriv- raifrosfdcorpo- 
ing in railroad stations upon Friday, for the period of time '■^*'°°®- 
between Friday and the forenoon of the following Monday. 

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

Approved April 11, 1907. 

An Act to invest the Bristol county fair, incorporated, rjJin^ 288 

WITH the rights AND PRIVILEGES OF THE BRISTOL COUNTY ^ * 

AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Bristol County Fair, Incorporated, is The Bristol 
hereby invested with all the rights and privileges formerly inc"o"rpora^ed, 
possessed by the Bristol County Agricultural Society, sub- Certain riS^. 
ject however to the rules and regulations governing agri- 
cultural societies now or hereafter adopted by the state 
board of agriculture. 

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

Approved April 11, 1907. 



226 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 289, 290. 



Chap.280 An Act relative to the information concerning ferti- 
lizers TO BE PUBLISHED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICUL- 
TURAL EXPERIMENT STATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

of"the'MaUa- Section 1. The bulletin or other publications of the 
cuit^Traf ^^"' Massachusetts agricultural experiment station containing 
experiment information about fertilizers shall in all cases state the 

station to 

contain cer- dealers cash price per ton for such fertilizers, and the 

tarn mforma- , pi- t c i it 

tion. value per ton oi the ingredients oi the same, and the per- 

centage of difference between the said price and the said 
value. 

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

Approved April 11, 1907. 

Chap.290 An Act to dissolve certain corporations. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

drsso?ved.°"^ Section 1. Such of the follovt^ing named corporations 

as are not already legally dissolved are hereby dissolved, 
subject to the provisions of sections fifty-two and fifty- 
three of chapter four hundred and thirty-seven of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and three : — ■ 

A. A. Mills Company, 

A. B. C. Corset Company, 

A. C. Thompson Company, 

A. Fred Brown Commission Company, 

A. G. Moore Company, The, 

A. O. Speare Company, 

A. S. Rogers Shoe Company, 

A. W. DarUng Woolen Company, The, 

A. W. Dunton Printing Co., The, 

A. W. Roberts Company, The, 

A. Z. Beattie Company, 

Abbott Agency Corporation, The, 

Acetylene Engineering Company, 

Adamant Leather Company, 

Adams-American Hospital Aid Association, 

Adaptable Sign Company, The, 

Advance Manufacturing Company, 

Aero Toast Company, 

Aetna Engineering Company, 

Aetna Knitting Company, 

Agry Spa and Luncheon Corporation, 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 227 

Al Boostan Publishing Company, Corporations 

Alaska Fish Company, dissolved. 

Albany Printing Company, 

Albert's Department Store, Inc., 

Aldrich Grocery and Provision Company, 

Alfred E. Rose, Inc., 

Allen-Bates Company, 

Alonzo E. Blanchard Company, 

Altamonte Springs Company, 

American Adjusting Company, 

American Bolt Company, 

American Bond and Security Company, 

American Brass Foundry Co., 

American Brazing & Manufacturing Company, 

American Cash Benefit Company, The, 

American Casket Hardware Company, The, 

American Charter and Finance Company, 

American Collection Agency, 

American Development Company, 

American Gas Saving and Heating Company, 

American Graphite and Development Company, The, 

American Heater Company, The, 

American Jewelry and Supply Company, 

American Nut Company, 

American Parents' Educational Association, 

American Pop Corn Company, 

American Safety Blasting Shield Company, The, 

American Shoe Tap Mfg. Company, 

American Specialty Advertising Company, 

American Stave and Cooperage Company, 

American Woven Leather Belting Company, The, 

Ames Manufacturing Company, 

Anchor Garter Company, 

Anchor Knitting Company, 

Andrew Fyrberg Arms Company, 

Andrews Manufacturing Company, 

Angle Toe Shank Company, 

Anthony & Cushman Tack Company, 

Anthony Peters Manufacturing Company, The, 

Applied Arts Guild, The, 

Applied Device Company, 

Ar-Magno System of Medicine, 

Ariel Motor Car Company, 

Arion Manufacturing Company, 

Arlington Co-operative Association, The, 

Armored Shoe Company, 

Armstrong Shoe Company, 

Arnold-Brown Shoe Company, 



228 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 

COTP°jations Asbestos Protected Metal Co., The, 

Ashland Leather Board Company, 
Atlantic Gasolene Engine Company, 
Atlas Wire Works, The, 
Attleboro' Falls Corporation, 
Atwood Electric Company, 
Austin Press Company, The, 
Automatic Gas Appliance Company, 
Automatic Machine Company, 

Automatic Medicine and Merchandise Vending Com- 
pany, The, 
Avon Art Press Company, The, 
B. H. Woodsum Company, 
B. L. Bragg Company, The, 
B. S. & C. Phosphate Company, 
B. Sommer Company, 
Back Bay Plumbing & Roofing Company, 
Bailey Printing Company, 
Balkan Brothers, Incorporated, 
Baltimore Chemical Engine Company, 
Bankers' and Brokers' Service Company, 
Barber Bros. Hardware Company, 
Bardwell, Hoar Brokerage Company, The, 
Barker Neck-Tie INIanufacturing Company, 
Bay State Bottling Company, 
Bay State Card and Paper Company, 
Bay State Co-operative Investment Company, 
Bay State Express Company, 
Bay State Gold Mining (Company, 
Bay State Machine Screw Company, 
Bay State Mineral Company, 
Bay State Varnish Company, 
Beacon Publishing Company, The, 
Bedford Clothing Company, 
Bemis & Diamond Company, Incorporated, 
Ben Franklin Institute, 
Ben Franklin Press, 
Bennett's Information Company, 
Berkshire Courier Company, 
Berkshire Credit Company, 
Berkshire Pressed Brick Co., 
Berkshire Tack Company, The, 
Berkshire Typewriter Paper Company, 
Berman Tailoring Corporation, 
Bernardi Stock Company, 
Beverly Marine Railway, 
Beverly Transportation Company, 
Bicknell Home Building Company, 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 229 

Biograph Automobile Sign Company, Corporations 

Black Mountain Gold Mining and Tunnel Co., dissolved. 

Bliss Coal Company, 

Blue Hill Granite Company, The, 

Blue Premium Trading Stamp Corporation, The, 

Blue Seal Supply Co., 

Bond Manufacturing Company, 

Boothby Surgical Hospital, 

Boott Cotton Mills, 

Bostock's Animal Arena, Inc., 

Boston & Nantasket Steamboat Company, 

Boston and Nova Scotia Coal Company, 

Boston and Nova Scotia Steamship Company, 

Boston & Nova Scotia Woolen Mills, Ltd., 

Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, 

Boston & Southern Copper & Zinc Company, 

Boston and Suburban Express Company, 

Boston Art Company, The, 

Boston Automobile Garage Company, 

Boston Bank Note and Lithographing Company, 

Boston Base Ball Association, 

Boston Carbon Company, 

Boston Clutch Company, 

Boston Coal-Briquette Company, 

Boston Colorgraph Company, 

Boston Co-operative Cloak Manufacturing Company, 

Boston Embossing and Tape Company, 

Boston Engineering Agency, Incorporated, 

Boston Fare Register Company, 

Boston Gas Engine Company, 

Boston Horse Mart, Incorporated, 

Boston Iron and Metal Company, The, 

Boston Knitting Mills, 

Boston Leasehold Company, 

Boston Leather Binding Company, 

Boston Machine Company, 

Boston Motor Carriage Company, 

Boston Mutual Stamp Co., 

Boston Pharmacy Company, The, 

Boston Preparatory Institute, Incorporated, 

Boston Produce & Provision Co., 

Boston Provision Company, 

Boston Safety Can-opener Company, 

Boston School Supply Company, 

Boston Shoe Polish Company, The, 

Boston Steel and Iron Company, 

Boston Supply Company, 

Boston Warehouse and Leasing Corporation, 



230 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 

d3ved °°' Boston Wood Etching Company, 

Boston Workingmen's Co-operative Association, 

Bow Facing Oar Corporation, 

Boylston Art Company, The, 

Boynton Prescription Pharmacy Company, 

Bra Lea Live Stock Company, The, 

Briggs Iron Works, 

Brigham Factory Company, 

Brinley Smith Company, 

Bristol County Agricultural Society, 

Bristol County Department Store, Incorporated, 

British-American Land and Investment Company, 

Buffumville Manufacturing Company, 

Burbank Produce Company, 

Burleigh Tunnel Company, The, 

Burley-Martin Company, 

Burrus Manufacturing Company, 

Burton E. Noble Company, 

Bush Market Company, 

Business Men's Protective Association, 

Butterfield, Gay Company, 

C. C. Farvi^ell Company, 

C. F. White & Company (Incorporated), 

C. J. Allen Company, The, 

C. J. Moore Manufacturing Company, 

C. R. Marsters Company, 

C. W. Russell Company, 

C. W. Ware Costume Company, 

Cable Rubber Company, 

Cafeteria Company, The, 

Calaveras Mining Company, 

Cambridge Lumber Company, The, 

Canedy-Clark Shoe Company, 

Caney Edisonia Company, 

Cantelo Manufacturing Company, 

Canton Supply Company, 

Cape Ann Breeze Co., 

Capitol Supply Company, 

Carbon-Aqua Company, The, 

Carlow & Putnam Company, 

Caro Manufacturing Company, 

Carolina-Cuban Fruit Company, 

Carroll Oilless Bearing Company, 

Carter Clothing Company, 

Casco Ship Building Company, 

Central Construction Company, 

Central Tailoring and Manufacturing Company, 

Champion Novelty Company, 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 231 

Chandler Grain and Milling Company, Corporations 

Charles P. Kerans Company, dissolved. 

Chas. S. Binner Company, The, 

Charles W. Ware, Inc., 

Charlton Wire Company, 

Chartered Corporation and Finance Company, 

Chase Company, 

Chater Company, The, 

Chelmsford Foundry Company, 

Chelsea Baking Company, 

Chelsea Express Despatch Company, 

Chelsea Screen and Manufacturing Company, The, 

Cheltenham Press, 

Chenango Company, The, 

Cheshire Shoe Manufacturing Company, 

Chickering and Babigian Shoe Manufacturing Company, 

Chinio Park Amusement Company, 

Clarendon Rubber Company, The, 

Clark and Chapman Machine Company, 

Climax Ignitor Company, 

Coburn-Lewis Shoe Company, 

Coburn Stationery Company, 

Coe Market Company, The, 

Coe, Ray, Creelman Company, 

Cold Spring Co-operative Creamery Co., 

Cold Spring Grocery Company, 

Cole Church Organ Co., 

Collins Coal Company, 

Colonial Amusement Company, 

Colonial Corporation, The, 

Colonial Furniture Company, The, 

Colonial Match Company, 

Colonial Theatre Company, 

Colonial Waist Company, 

Columbian Novelty Printing Company, 

Combination Envelope Manufacturing Company, 

Combination Manufacturing Company, 

Combination Painters' and Paperhangers' Company, 

Combination Pick Company, The, 

Comfort Auto Sight Seeing Co., 

Commercial Aid Company, 

Commercial Express Company, 

Commercial Fish Company, 

Commonwealth Benefit Association, 

Commonwealth Chemical Company, 

Commonwealth Cigar Company, 

Commonwealth Collateral Loan Association, 

Commonwealth Hygienic Ice Company, 



232 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 

Corporations Commonwealth Registration Corporation, 

Compensating Clock Company, The, 
Complete Carriage Nut Company, The, 
Connecticut Steam Stone Company, The, 
Connfelt Clark Company, 
Connor Carriage Company, The, 
Consolidated Box Machine Company, 
Consolidated Clothing Company, The, 
Consolidated Drug Co., 
Consolidated Law Cabinet, The, 
Consolidated Machine Specialty Company, 
Consolidated Transfer Company, Limited, The, 
Constant Pressure Gas Engine Company, 
Continental Folding Box Machine Company, 
Continental Motor Company, 
Cook-Milligan Company, 

Cooley General Development Selling Company, 
Cooley Manufacturing Company, 
Coolidge Dry Air Refrigerating Company, 
Co-operative Fellowship (Incorp.), The, 
Co-operative Market Company, 
Co-operative Printing Society, 

Coots School of Elocution &; Dramatic Art (Inc.), 
Copeland Loom Company, 
Corona Kid Manufacturing Company, 
Coulson-McDonnell Electrical Company, 
Counsellors' Corporation Company, 
Crane Manufacturing Company, 
Cream of Chocolate Company, 
Credit Pan System Co., The, 
Crescent Hat Company, 
Grossman Edge Tool Company, The, 
Cuban Disc Company, 
Cunningham Lumber Co., 
Currier Drug Company, 
Cygolf Shoe Company, 
D. A. Young Company, 
D. L. Billings Company, 
D. T. Hagerty Company, The, 
D. W. Bugbee Company, 
Daily Mail Publishing Company, 
Dalton Ingersoll Company, 
Dalton Shoe Co., 

Daly Herman Glass Company, The, 
Damon & Gould Co., 

Damon Safe and Iron Works Company, The, 
Dandy Rubber Heel Company, 
Danvers Centre Building Association, The, 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 283 

Danvers Express Company, Corporations 

Danvers Sporting Goods Company, 

Davis and Buxton Stamping Company, 

De Conde Manufacturing Company, 

De Marreno Vehicle Hub Mfg. Co., 

Dean-Wliiting Elevator Co., The, 

Diamond Leather Co., 

Diana Braid Mills, 

Dickerman Company, The, 

Dr. Clarence N. Davis Company, 

Doctor Heigham Medical Company, 

Doctor Ray Medicine Company, The, 

Doctor Rothfuchs Medical Company, 

Dr. Schenck Chemical Company, 

Dr. Stone's Medical Offices, Inc., 

Dorchester Building Material Company, 

Douglas Hotel Company, 

Dover Construction Company, 

Dover Stamping Company, 

Dowling Brothers Company, 

Downs and Watson Company, 

Drainage Construction Company, 

Draper Machine Tool Company, 

Dress well Company, The, 

Dubrocq Quarries Company, 

Dudley Auto School & Garage Company, 

Dudley Mills, 

Dummerston Granite Company, 

Durgin Grocery and Provision Company, 

Duxbury Fertilizer and Chemical Company, 

Dwight Printing Company, 

E. E. Perry Company, 

E. K. Baston Corporation, The, 

E. M. Slayton Freezer Company, 

E. M. Wheeler & Co. (incorporated), 

E. P. Dodge Manufacturing Company, The, 

E. R. Barry Company, 

E. S. Harris & Co., Incorporated, 

E. Z. Waist Company, 

Eagle Clothing Co., 

Eagle Pearl Company, 

Eastern Co-operative Buyers' Association, The, 

Eastern Egg Company, 

Eastern Grocery Company, 

Eastern Hat Works, 

Eastern Lumber Company^ 

Eastern Novelty Company, 

Eastern Park Cigar Company, 



234 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 

Corporations Eastcm Portrait and Photo-Button Companv, The, 

dissolved. _, t-*-- in • /^ i.' ' 

Jl,astern Printing and Engraving Company, 

Eastern Sandstone Brick Company, 

Eclair Cigar Company, 

EcHpse Shoe Company, 

Economic Gas Light Company, 

Economy Benefit Society, The, 

Edgeworth Flour & INIerchandise Company, 

Edward E. Shannon Company, 

Edward M. Cox Company, 

Edwards Boat Building Company, 

El Rey Rubber Plantation Company, 

Electric City Motor Company, The, 

Ellis Manufacturing Company, The, 

EUwood W. Ward Company, The, 

Elmore Chemical Co., 

Emerson Express Company, 

Emery Bemis Co., 

Empire Manufacturing Company, 

Empire Mining and Power Company, 

Empire Shoe Company, 

Empire Theatre Company, 

Ensign Company, The, 

Enterprise Loan & Investment Company, 

Enterprise Publishing Company, 

Equitable Banking Company, 

Erudite Press, The, 

Essex County Shoe Company, 

Essex Garment Company, 

Essex Piano Company, 

Eureka Platinum Company, 

Everett Hotel Company, 

Everett Steam Motor Company, 

Exposition Amusement Company, 

F. A. Barnes Hat Co., 

F. Anderson Piano Company, 

F. D. Nichols Company, 

F. E. Dodge Co., 

F. H. & S. T. Young Company, The, 

F. H. Fearing Paper Co., 

F. Knight and Son Corporation, 

F. M. Keith Company, 

F. O. Blake Sprayer Company, 

F. P. Cox I^aundry Company, The, 

F. P. Norton Cigar Manufacturing Co., 

F. P. Wahlgren Company, 

F. R. Benjamin Company, 

F. S. Smith Shoe Company, 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 235 

Fall River Public Market, Incorporated, The, Corporations 

Falmouth Heights Water Company, 

Farnam Brothers Lime Company, 

Federal Stock and Grain Company, 

Federal Weighing Machine Co., 

Federation Shoe Company, The, 

Fidelity Banking Co., 

Fidelity Finance Company of Massachusetts, 

Fidelity Mercantile Agency of Springfield, 

Fin De Cycle Rack Company, 

Finnish Co-operative Publishing Company, The, 

First National Loan Company, 

Florence Trading Co., 

Foley-Taylor Manufacturing Company, The, 

Fox, Feuerherm and Mentz Leather Company, The, 

Frank L Pierson Drug Co., 

Frank Menard Company, 

Frank O. Sanborn & Company, Incorporated, 

Franklin Educational Company, 

Franklin Park Land and Improvement Company, 

Franklin School of Engineering, The, 

Fred H. Lucas Carriage Company, 

Fred L. Hall Piano Company, 

Frederick C. Clark Company, 

Frederick Freeman Company, 

Free Press Publishing Company, The, 

French and Rogers Drug Company, 

French Canadian Co-operative Association, The, 

Frost & Hawes Company, 

Frost Remedy Company, 

Frothingham & Parker Company, 

Fulton Fuel Economizer Company, 

G. A. Gane Shirt Company, The, 

G. A. R. Mills, The, 

G. H. Cutting Granite Company, 

G. H. Wood Company, Inc., 

G. M. Ballou Company, 

G. M. Walker Company, The, 

G. W. MacBride Produce Company, The, 

G. W. Miller College of Advertising Arts, The, 

Garratt-Ford Company, 

Gassett & Company (Inc.), 

Gazette Publishing Company, 

George A. Schastey Company, 

George Brown Company, 

George E. Sturtevant Co., The, 

George F. Gosselin Company, 

Geo. F. Willett & Co., Incorporated, 



236 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 

Corporations GeoFge J. Mathews Company, 

Qissoivcd ~ 1 */ ^ 

George M. Holbrooke Company, 

George R. Taylor Company, The, 

George T. Johnson and Company, Incorporated, 

Gifford Gear Manufacturing Co., The, 

Gilbert Leavitt Company, 

Gil man Snow Guard Company, 

Glasgow Company, 

Glasgow Dry Goods Company, 

Globe Industrial Co-operative Society, The, 

Globe Photo Company, 

Globe Tire Company, 

Gloucester Ice Company, 

Golden Eagle Mining Company, 

Golden Rod Woolen Company, The, 

Goodrich Foot Measurer Co., I'he, 

Gordon Fireproof Company, 

Gould Wire Cord Co., 

Granite State Mining & Milling Company, 

Granville S. Standish Advertising Agency, 

Greater New York Gold Mining Company, 

Greenmont Shoe Company, 

Greenwich Bleachery, 

Gregory- Waite Company, The, 

Gridley Mining Company, The, 

Griffin-Dalton Company, 

Grosvenor Woolen Company, 

Grove Hall Storage Warehouse Company, 

H. B. Stevens Company, 

H. C. Fish Machine Works Company, 

H. C. Fuller Company, 

H. F. Bean Patents Manufacturing Company, 

H. L. Aldrich Company, 

H. L. FoUansbee Company, 

H. M. Fowler Company, 

H. N. Libbey Company, The, 

H. O. Nute Company, 

H. Ohashi Tea Company, 

H. P. Cummings Company, 

H. R. Hale Company, The, 

H. R. Sumner Company, 

H. S. Johnson Company, 

H. S. Townsend Company, 

H. W. Roby Company, 

Hamilton Automatic Bed Co., The, 

Hampden Contracting Company, 

Hampden Mills Company, 

Hampden Pad and Paper Company, The, 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 237 

Hampton Court Hotel Company, The, Corporations 

Hancock Express Company, 

Harding Manufacturing Company, 

Hardware Purchasing Company, 

Hargraves-Parker Mills, 

Harrison Pneumatic Bust Form Co., The, 

Hartford Chair Co., The, 

Harvest Hat Company, The, 

Hatch Automatic Damper Company, 

Havana Auto Company, The, 

Haverhill, Newburyport and Boston Steamship Company, 

Hawkins Illingworth Company, The, 

Henry A. Turner Company, 

Hero Cough Syrup Company, The, 

Heroux, the Clothier, Incorporated, 

Hideite Leather Company, 

Highland Ice Company, 

Hill and Proctor Company, 

Hill, Gifford Company, 

Hingham Coal Company, 

Hingham Dairy Association, 

Hogg Carpet Company, 

Holliday INIanufacturing Company, 

HoUiston Braiding Company, 

Holliston Harness Company, 

Holly Whip Company, 

Holmes & Blanchard Company, 

Holmes, Kaufman Company, The, 

Holyoke Auto Storage & Repair Co., 

Holyoke Fire Box Protector Company, 

Holyoke Thread Company, 

Home Science Publishing Company, 

Hooper Knitting Company, 

Hoosac Tunnel Dock and Elevator Company, The, 

Hotel Eastgate Company, 

Household Furniture Company, The, 

Howl and Piano Company, 

Hoyt Elevator Company, 

Hoyt L. Conary Company, 

Hub Publishing Company, 

Hughes Sales Company, 

Huguenot Mills Company, 

Hunt-Spiller Manufacturing Company, The, 

Hunter Manufacturing Company, 

Hurlbut Paper INIanufacturing Company, 

Hutchins Manufacturing Company, 

Hutchins Narrow Fabric Co., 

Hydraulic Packing Company, 



238 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 

drssofvtd"''^ Hygienic Cured Fish Company, 

I. G. Studley Box & Lumber Company, 
I-Restore Medical Company, 
Ideal Tailoring Company, 
Ima Manufacturing Company, 
Imperial Display Company, 
Imperial Express Company, 
Importers' and Traders' Leather Company, 
Improved Dwellings Association of Springfield, 
Independent Store Service Company, 
Independent Insurance Agency, Incorporated, 
International Bronze Powder Manufacturing Company, 
International Cash Discount Company, 
International Confectionery & Manufacturing Com- 
pany, 
International Jupiter Steel Company, 
International Machine and Screw Company, 
International Pulp and Lumber Company, 
International Representative Association, The, 
International Shoe Repairing Machinery Company, 
International Stock & Bond Company, 
Interstate Exhibition Association, 
Inter-State Investment Company, 
Interstate Mutual Deposit Company, 
Ipswich Clam Company, 
Ipswich Valley Company, Inc., 
Iroquois Manufacturing Company, 
Isaac Van Horn Company, 

Italian Grocers' Association of Boston, Massachusetts, 
Ives Leather Remnant & Heel Company. 
J. A. Glass Company, 
J. B. Lewis Company, 
J. C. Tannatt Shoe Company, 
J. Frank Cullen Co., The, 

J. Eraser Barbrick Medical Association, Incorporated, 
J. H. Wentworth Company, 
J. J. Whittier & Co., Inc., 
J. L. Holland Company, 
J. Maddock Company, The, 
J. P. Jordan Paper Company, 
J. Stroup, Son & Co., Incorporated, 
J. T. Meader Company, 
J. T. Webster Company, 
J. V. Kimball Company, 
J. W. Hobart Company, 
J. W. Lunt Company, 
J. W. Swint Baking Company, 
J. W. Taylor Manufacturing Company, 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 239 

Jackson Advertising Agency, dfssofvtd'^"^ 

Jacobs & Son Company, 

Jacobs Dry Goods Company, 

Jamaican Produce Company, 

James A. Healey Company, 

James H. Jacobs Company, The, 

James H. McCIellan & Co. (Incorporated), 

James Tozer Company, The, 

Janet Mining & MilUng Company, 

Japanese Specific Co., 

Jefferson County Mining Company, 

Jenkins Box Toe Company, 

Jensen Brothers Company, 

John G. Charhon Company, Incorporated, The, 

John P. Crane Company, 

John P. Cullen Company, 

John S. Flynn Company, The, 

John T. F. MacDonnell Paper Works Company, 

John Y. Wiggin Company, 

Johnson, Carpenter Company, 

Johnsonia Silver Company, The, 

Joruth Manufacturing Company, 

Joseph Fournier Sons' Company, 

Joseph H. White & Sons, Incorporated, 

Journal for Investors Publishing Company, The, 

Journeymen Bakers' Co-operative Association, 

Kearsarge Lumber Company, 

Keith Fender Company, 

Keith Leather Company, 

Kendall Building Company, 

Kennedy-Maclnnes Company, 

Kennedy and Sullivan Manufacturing Company, 

Kilbourne-Prescott Company, 

King Chemical Company, 

Kinsman Drug Company, 

Knickerbocker Friction Drive Automobile Co., The, 

Knowlton-Bell Company, The, 

Konkapot Co-operative Creamery Association, 

Kurtz Corporation, The, 

L. M. Harris Manufacturing Company, 

L. W. Pond Machine Company, 

La Madre del Minas Co., 

La Revue Publishing Company, 

Laboratory Kitchen and Food Supply Company, The, 

Lake Nagog Transit Company, 

Lamprey Boiler Furnace Mouth Protector Company, 

Landlords' Protective Agency, Inc., 

Langdon Mitre Box Co., 



240 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 

Corporations Larrabec Company, The, 

dissolved. -r» -r» ii * • • 

L,awrcnce rJase Ball Association, 

Lawrence Equitable Co-operative Society, 

Lawrence Loom Harness Co., 

Lee Process Bakery & Lunch Co., 

Legal Protective Association of Wage Earners, 

Leland Folsom & Company, Incorporated, 

Lenox Chemical Company, The, 

Lenox Road Association, The, 

Leverett Express Company, 

Library Bulletin Company, The, 

Lincoln INIill Grain and Feed Company, 

Linen Fabric Company, The, 

Lithuanian Co-operative Company, 

Local Exchange Company, 

Locke Express Company, 

Lockett-Curren Company, 

Lockwood Building Company, 

London Company, The, 

Lowell Coal Company, 

Lowell Germania Chemical Company, 

Lowell Model Company, The, 

Lowell Slate Company, 

Lubron Manufacturing Co., Inc., 

Lynn & Boston Steamboat Company, 

Lynn Hat Company, The, 

Lynn Union Co-operative Laundry Association, 

Lyons Granite Company, 

M. B. Spooner Company, The, 

M. C, Plummer Company, 

M. Crowne Company, The, 

M. H. ISIullen Shoe Company, The, 

Macdonald Company, 

MacKinnon-Loomis Publishing Company, The, 

Macrodi Fibre Company, 

INIadison Coal Company, 

Magno Music Company, 

Magnolia Improvement Company, 

Maguire and Hughes Construction Company, 

Maher Plumbing Company, 

Maiden Outlook Company, 

Manchester Journal Company, The, 

Manufacturers Chemical Company, 

Manufacturers' Exchange Corporation, 

Marine Life Saving Device Company, 

INIaritime Stores Company, 

Marlboro' Awl & Needle Co., 

Marlboro' Shoe Company, 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 241 

Marsh Wyman Corporation, Corporations 

Massachusetts Athletic Association, 

Massachusetts Box Company, 

Massachusetts Dry Dock Company, 

Massachusetts Electrical Exhibition Company, 

Massachusetts Exploitation & Securities Company, 

Massachusetts Glue Company, 

Massachusetts Guarantee Company, 

Massachusetts Heating and Ventilating Company, 

Massachusetts Law Association, 

Massachusetts Non-Refillable Bottle Company, 

Massachusetts Realty and Development Company, 

Massachusetts Steel Casting Company, 

Massachusetts Vending Machine Company, 

Massachusetts Woven Barrel Company, 

Mayall Rubber Company, 

Mayo Contracting Company, 

Mayor's Grocery & Provision Company, 

Mayor's Steam Clothes Washer Company, 

McBarron Iron and Steel Company, 

McCaul Brass Foundry Company, 

McCauley Hat Manufacturing Company, 

McCusker Company, The, 

McDonald Brothers (Incorporated), 

McVey Drug Company, 

Mecca Park Construction Company, 

Mechanical Co-operative Company, 

Mechanical Improvement Company, The, 

Medford Workmen's Co-operative Association, 

Menard's Pharmacy Company, 

Menns' Carburetor Company, 

Merchants' Co-operative Coal and Wood Company, 

Merchants' Co-operative Wholesale Trading Company, 

Limited, 
Merrill Manufacturing Company, 
Merrimac Plating Works Company, The, 
Merton-Sawyer Company, The, 
Messervy Ice Cream and Confectionery Company, 
Metallochord Company, 
Metric Granule & Tablet Company, 
Metropolitan Bolt Co., 
Metropolitan Cash Saving Association, 
Metropolitan Stock Exchange, The, 
Mexico Exploration and Mines Company, The, 
Middlesex Butter Company, 
Middlesex Construction Co., 
Middlesex Ice Company, 
Middleton Paper Company, The, 



24:2 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 

Corporations Milan Mining Company, 

dissolved. -n t^ A 

Miles r . rJrennan Company, 

Miles F. King Advertising Company, 

Milford Quarry Company, 

Mill Express Company, 

Miller Piano Company, Incorporated, 

Millington Company, 

Minard's Drug Company, 

Mining Development Company, 

Mitchell Company, The, 

Modern Shoe Repairing Co., 

Monarch Bleach, Dye and Finishing Company, 

Monarch Horse Nail Company, 

Monarch Rubber Company, The, 

Monitor Electrical Speed Recorder Company, 

Moore, Nelson, Nickerson and Pride, Incorporated, 

Moore's Dentistry (Incorporated), 

Morgan and Ball Company, 

Morning Star Shoe Company, 

Morrill Brothers Company, 

Morrill Construction Company, 

Morris-Ireland Safe Company, 

Morrison Coal Company, 

Morse Motor- Vehicle Company, The, 

Morton E. Converse Company, 

Moulton Express Company, 

Mount Eldo Mineral Spring Water Company, 

Mount Washington Glass Company, 

Mrs. A. M. Townsend, Inc., 

Muggley, Glidden, Coad Co., The, 

Munroe and Knight Machine Screw Co., 

Murdock Corporation, The, 

Murray Cone Shoe Company, 

Mutual Ice Company, 

Mutual Mail Order Company, The, 

Mutual Stock and Grain Company, 

My Land Oil Company, The, 

Mystic Lumber Company, 

N. A. Lombard Company, 

N. M. Jewett Lumber Company, 

N. P. Sackett Company, 

Nantasket Chute Company, The, 

Nantasket Park and Amusement Company, 

Nantasket Transit Company, 

Nantucket Cranberry Company, 

Napoleon and Josephine Mining Company, 

Narragansett Mining & Milling Co., 

National Cash Buyers Association, 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 243 

National Cement Brick Company, Corporations 

National Club Woman's Corporation, 
National Coin Co., 
National Finance Company, 
National Heel Company, 

National Mortgage and Debenture Company, 
National Pharmacy Company, The, 
National Plunger Elevator Company, 
National Shoe Machinery Co., The, 
National Telephone Tablet Holder Company, 
National Wax Paper Printing Co., 
Natural Industrials Company, 
Needham Electric Company, 
Neholvist Manufacturing Company, 
Nelson Crosskill Corporation, 
Nevada Development Company, 
New Bedford Copper Company, 
New England Awl and Needle Company, 
New England Boiler Company, The, 
New England Book Company, The, 
New England Bunting Co., 
New England Co-operative Company, 
New England Cranberry Company, 
New England Electric Manufacturing Company, 
New England Electric Railroad Construction Company, 
New England Farm Company, 
New England Fuel Saving Company, The, 
New England Heating & Supply Company, 
New England Horse Exchange Company, 
New England Hotel Company, 

New England Hygienic Spring Water Vending Corpora- 
tion, The, 
New England Land Company, 
New England Manufacturing Company, 
New England Marine Publishing Company, 
New England Merchants Exchange, 
New England Mica Company, 
New England Motor Tally-Ho Company, The, 
New England Mutual Investment Company, The, 
New England Mutual Investment Company, The, 
New England Produce Company, 
New England Record and Reporting Company, 
New England Resort Bureau, Inc., 
New England Roofing & Concrete Company, 
New England Shirt Company, 

New York, Newport and Providence Steamboat Company, 
New York Shoe Repairing Machinery Company, 
Newark Shoe Company, 



244 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 

Corporations Ncwburvport Car Manufacturing Comi)any, 



dissolved 



Newbuiyport Shoe Company, 

News Publishing Company of Marlboro', 

Newton Provision Company, 

Noble Milling Company, 

Norfolk Lumber Company, 

Norfolk Yarn Co., 

Norris Livery Company, The, 

North End Baking Company, 

North Star Device & Implement Company, 

Northampton Co-operative Coal Company, 

Northampton Shoe Company, 

Northern Transportation Company, 

Norton Bridge Company, The, 

Nute-Hallett Company, Licorporated, The, 

O-So-Ezy ]\Ianufacturing Company, 

O. T. Rogers Granite Company, 

Oak Grove Creamery Company, The, 

O'Keefe Tanning Company, 

Old Colony Automatic Telephone Company, 

Old Colony Boot and Shoe Company, 

Old Colony Concrete Co., 

Old Colony Engineering & Construction Company, 

Old Colony Mills, 

Oliver Engine Company of New England, 

Olympic Amusement Company, 

Onset Bay Catering Company, 

Orange Co-operative Company, 

Orange Lumber Company, The, 

Orian Supply Company, 

Oriental Ruby Company, 

Osceola Fertilizer & Chemical Co., The, 

Outfitters Credit Co., The, 

Oxylectric Cured Fish Company, 

Ozona Medical Co., 

P. W. Moore Company, 

Pacific Guano Company, 

Page Motor Vehicle Company, The, 

Palami, Inc., 

Paper Goods Selling Company, 

Parker Bros. Hat Company, The, 

Parker Brothers Manufacturing Company, 

Parrish & Tuller Company, 

Partridge Gas Heater Company, 

Patrick Gillon Company, 

Peabody Bottle Lock Company, The, 

Peabody Express Company, 

Peabody-Tucker Company, The, 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. . 245 

Pearson Drug Company, Corporations 

Peerless Semi-Pneumatic Tire Company, dissolve , 

Pemberton I^aw Stationery Company, 

Peoples Tee Company of Worcester, 

Perfection Button Company, 

Perfection Manufacturing Company, The, 

Pharmacie Nationale, Incorporated, The, 

Phelan Shoe Company, 

Philippine Publishing Company, 

Phoenix Grocery & Provision Co., 

Phoenix Leather Goods Company, 

Phoenix Pharmacy, 

Pierrepont INIills Corporation, 

Pilgrim Iron Foundry Company, 

Pittsfield Brass Company, 

Pittsfield Manufacturing Company, The, 

Play Publishing Corporation, The, 

Plymouth Grocery Company, 

Point of Pines Amusement Company, 

Polish Industrial Association, 

Political Publishing Company, The, 

Pomeroy Woolen Company, 

Porter Brothers' Company, 

Porto Rico Commercial Company, 

Post Office Mountain Gold Mining Company, 

Postal Advertising Company, 

Potter-Klous Securities Company, 

Pratt Manufacturing Company, 

Providence Securities Company, 

Prudential Securities Company, The, 

Pugwash River Copper Company, The, 

Pure Food Company, 

Puritan Amusement (Company, 

Purity Ice Company, 

Putnam Company, The, 

Quaker Extract Company, 

Quaker Fruit Tonic Company, 

Quick-Hitch Manufacturing Co., The, 

Quincy and Nantasket Steamboat Company, 

Quincy Consolidated Grocery & Provision Co., 

Quinsigamond Co-operative Baking Company, 

Quinsigamond Lake Improvement Company, 

R. B. Grover & Co., Incorporated, 

R. P. Tillman Company, The, 

Railway Track Sander Company, 

Ransbothan and Tower Coal Company, 

Ransford Insecticide Company, 

Read Manufacturing Company, 



246 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 

Corporations j^eal Estate jNIortffage Company, The, 

Refilled Electric Lamp & Supply Company, 

Regal Shirt Waist Company, The, 

Reliance Express Company, 

Reliance Trimming Company, 

Revere Beach Roller Skating and Amusement Company, 

Revere Coal ISIine Company, 

Revolution Laundry Machinery Company, 

Reycroft Pharmacy Company, 

Rice and Griffin Manufacturing Company, 

Richard Patent Leather Corjioration, 

Richards Tool Company, 

Richmond Company, The, 

Ridgway Company, The, 

Robertson INIanufacturing and Quarry Company, 

Robeson INIills, 

Robinson Tailoring Company, 

Rockdale Ice Corporation, 

Rockland Hotel Company, The, 

Rockport Ice and Cold Storage Company, 

Roeder & Keene Company, 

Rollins and Company, Limited, 

Rounds and Dennison Corporation, 

Royal Harness Dressing Company, 

Royal Tailoring Company, 

Rubie Catering Company, 

Rumford Bottling Works Company, 

Rustic Furniture INIanufacturing Company, 

S. A. Cash Manufacturing Company, The, 

S. A. Ryan Company, 

Salem Heating and Metal Company, 

Sample Book and Supply Company, The, 

Sanborn, Farrell Company, 

Sandow's American Institute, Incorporated, 

Sandwich House Company, 

Sanitary Manufacturing Company, The, 

Sargent, Conant & Company, Incorporated, 

Saugus Woolen IManufacturing Company, 

Saunders Medical Company, 

Savings and Trust Publishing Company, The, 

Sayman's Remedy Company, 

Scientific Swel Shu Shop Company, 

Scotsmith Company, The, 

Scott Tailoring Company, 

Seaboard Steamship Co., 

Seal and Smith Company, 

Seaver-Radford Company, 

Sentinel Publishing Company, The, 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 247 

Serranilla Transportation Company, Corporations 

Seymour-Clark-Hills Co., dissolved. 

Shafer and Green Company, 

Shaw and Tanriatt Company, 

Shawmut Paper Manufacturing Company, 

Shepley and Smith Contracting Company, 

Sherman Folsom & Company, Incorporated, 

Sibley, Sawyer & Company, Incorporated, 

Silver City Water and Electric Company, 

Sister Margaret Remedy Company, The, 

Slater Woolen Company, 

Slatine Company of America, 

Slayter Jennings Company, The, 

Smith Carleton Iron Co., 

Sol Bacharach Company, 

South Abington Shoe Factory Company, 

South Berkshire Independent Telephone and Telegraph 

Company, 
South End Express Company, The, 
South End Hardware Co., 
Southern Orchard Home Company, The, 
Sovereigns Co-operative Association of Webster, Mass., 
Speirs Manufacturing Company, 
Spencer Steam Bakery Company, The, 
Spiers-Fish Company, The, 
Springfield Amusement Company, The, 
Springfield Brass Company, 
Springfield Coliseum Company, The, 
Springfield Construction Company, The, 
Springfield Co-operative Company, 
Springfield Co-operative Union Laundry Co., The, 
Spy Company, The, 
Standard Commercial Company, 
Standard Game and Toy Company, The, 
Standard Laundry Company of Lawrence, Mass., 
Standard Light Company, 
Standard Lumber Company, 
Standard Mirror Company, 
Standard Retail Grocery Company, 
Standard Shoe Counter Company, 
Standard Valve Company, 
Staple Heeling Company, The, 
Star Belting Company, 
Star King Medical Company, 
State Deposit and Loan Company, 
State Manufacturing Company, 
Stationers Manufacturing Company, 
Stevens Clipper Company, 



248 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 

Corporations Stoneham Dry Goods Company, 

Storage Warehouse Company of Melrose, Incorporated, 

Suffolk Law and Adjustment Company, 

Suffolk Lumber Company, 

Suffolk Towboat Company, The, 

Sumner & Goodwin Company, The, 

Sun Gas Ivight Company, 

Superior Pen Company, 

Surgical Linen Company, The, 

Sutton Cranberry Company, 

Swan and Redington, Incorporated, 

Swett & Lewis Company, 

Swift's Express Company, 

T. A. Earl Company, The, 

T. F. Little Oil Company, The, 

T. Norris Company, 

Taber's Hotel Help Agency Company, 

Tait Unit Company, 

Talking Machine Supply Manufacturing Company, 

Tarbett-Phemister Company, 

Taunton Brick Company, ' 

Taunton Herald Company, 

Taunton Safe Deposit and Trust Company, 

Taunton Shoe Company, 

Technical Automobile School of New England, Inc., 

Textile Soap Company, 

Thayer and Company, Incorporated, 

Thomas and Pike Company, 

Thomas Pattison Co., 

Thomas Stone Boat Building Company, 

Thomson-Cummings Company, The, 

Tilton Publishing Company, 

Torkelson Manufacturing Company, 

Townsend Co-operative Broom Company, The, 

Traders' Advisory Company, 

Trading Company, 

Transcontinental Refrigerator Car Company, 

Tremblay Cash Market, Incorporated, The, 

Trinity Dispensary, 

Tripp-Lincoln Shoe Company, 

Twentieth Century Department Stores, The, 

U. S. Poultry Egg and Squab Company, 

Ubero Coffee Company, The, 

Unexcelled Pen Company, The, 

Union Button Sewing Machine Company, 

Union Express Company, 

Union Express Company, 

Union Trading Stamp Company, The, 



Acts, 1907. — CnAr. 290. 249 



United Automatic Lighting Company, Corporations 

United Bakers & Grocers Association, dissolved. 

United Cotton Company, The, 

United Display Company, 

United Industrial Securities Company, 

United Mill Supply Company, 

United Railway Construction Company, 

United States Automatic Scale Company, 

United States Compound Oxygen Company, The, 

United States Industrial Company, 

United States Steel Corporation, The, 

United States Translucent Company, The, 

Universal Electric Corporation, 

Universal Manufacturing Company, 

Upton Peat Coal Company, The, 

Utility Appliance Company, 

Vaughan Carriage Company, 

Veerac Motor Car Company, 

Vienna Baking Company, 

Vineyard Haven Marine Railway Company, The, 

Virtue «Sc Company, Incorporated, 

Vista Mining Company, 

W. A. Beaudette Company, 

W. C. Young Manufacturing Company, 

W. H. O'Neill Burial Company, 

W. L. Davis, Incorp., 

W. M. Burt Company, 

W. N. Snow Company, The, 

W. S. Hurlbut Co., 

W. W. Phillips Company, 

Wales Bros. Company, 

Walter N. Bates Company, Incorporated, 

Walter S. Washburn Company, 

Waltham Mercantile Company, 

Walworth Light & Power Company, 

Wamesit Steam Mill Company, 

Warren Building and Improvement Company, The, 

Warren Lumber and Fuel Company, The, 

Washington Jewelry Company, 

Watch City Ice & Fuel Company, 

Waterfall Manufacturing Company, 

Wayne Automobile Co. of New England, 

Wayne Whipple Advertising Agency, 

Webers-Nixon Co., 

Welch & Atwood Company, The, 

Wellesley Co-operative Creamery Association, 

Wentworth Piano Company, 

Wesley Magnetic and Botanic Institute, Incorporated, 



250 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 290. 

Corporations "West End Baking Company, 

Weymouth Midway Attraction Company, The, 

Weymouth Seam-face Granite Company, 

Wharff Advertising Sign Company, 

W^heeler-Stenzel Company, 

Whitcomb Foundry Company, 

Whitcomb Manufacturing Co., 

Whitman Light and Power Company, 

Wilkes Cranberry Company, The, 

WilUam A. Nichols Co., 

William Allen & Sons Company, 

William B. Whitaker Company, 

William F. Cox, Incorporated, 

William INIarshall Company, 

William T. Bonner Company, The, 

William T. True Company, The, 

Winchester Press, Incorporated, The, 

Wing- Webster Company, Limited, 

Winthrop Beach Hotel Company, 

Witherby, Rugg and Richardson Company, 

Woburn Shoe Stock Company, 

Woman's Domestic Guild of America, 

Woodland Bronze Works (Incorporated), 

Woodville Building Company, 

Worcester Automobile Company, 

Worcester Color Co., 

Worcester Construction Company, The, 

Worcester County Publishing Company, 

Worcester Elevator Packing and Supply Company, The, 

Worcester Fire Appliance Company, The, 

Worcester Last Company, 

Worcester Novelty Company, 

Worcester Optical Company, 

Worcester Spy Company, The, 

Worcester Stock and Grain Company, 

Worcester Textile Company, 

Worcester Umbrella Company, 

Worcester Wire Company, 

Wright Company, The, 

Wright Engraving Company, The, 

Yam Leather Company, 

Yukon Valley Gold INIining Company, The, 

Ziegler A]iparatus Company, 

Ziegler Electric Company. 

norafffcteir Section 2. :N"otliini2; in this act shall be construed to 

^**=- affect any suit now pending by or against any corporation 

mentioned in the first section of this act, nor any suit now 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 291, 292. 251 

pending or hereafter bronght for any liability now exist- 
ino- against the stockholders or officers thereof, nor to re- 
vive any charter or corporation previously dissolved or 
anmilled, nor to make valid any defective organization of 
any of the supposed corporations mentioned in said first 
section. 

Section 3. Suits upon choses in action arising out of ^uTtfuplTrf^ '° 
contracts sold or assigned by any corporation dissolved by ^^^^^^ '" 
this act may be brought or prosecuted in the name of the 
])urchaser or assignee. The fact of sale or assignment and 
of purchase by the j)laintiif shall be set forth in the writ 
or other process ; and the defendant may avail himself of 
any matter of defence of which he might have availed him- 
self, in a suit upon the claim by such corporation, bad it 
not been dissolved by this act. 

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

Approved April 13, 1907. 



Chap.291 



An Act to extend the time within which the town of 
wrentham may accept the act to authorize said town 
to supply itself with water. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The time in which chapter eighty-six of the Extending the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and four, entitled " An tiretown of ^ 
Act to authorize the town of Wrentham to supply itself may"acc^ept a 
with water ", may be accepted by said town, is hereby ex- 
tended to the sixteenth day of February in the year nine- 
teen hundred and eight. 

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

Approved April 13, 1907. 



certain act. 



Cliap2^'2. 



An Act to extend the provisions op the civil service 

ACT IN the TOAVN OF HYDE PARK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter nineteen of the Provisions of 
Revised Laws entitled, " Of the Civil Service ", and all ^'c't'ln u'e't'own 
acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, and the eitended^etc, 
civil service rules established thereunder, are hereby ex- 
tended and made applicable to the head of the police de- 
partment in the town of Hyde Park. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- when to take 
ance by a majority vote of the voters of said town present ^^^''*' 



252 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 293, 294, 295. 

and voting thereon at a town meeting duly called for the 
purpose within three years after its passage, 
efifect! ° * ^ Section 3. For the purpose of enabling the voters of 
said town to take action npon the acceptance of this act it 
shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 13, 1907. 

Chap.293 An Act to regulate further the sale of fruit and 

PRODUCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

fnd produce Section 1. The provisioDS of section seventy-three of 

regulated. chapter fifty-six of the Revised Laws shall not apply to 
persons, firms or corporations engaged in the wdiolesale 
frnit and vegetable business, who, at the time of sale of 
fruit or vegetables in the original package, make known to 
the purchaser the partly decayed condition of the articles 
in said packages. 

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

Approved April 13, 1907. 

Chap.294: An Act relative to the discharge of mortgages. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

mort^a^^e^s°^ A mortgage may be discharged by a written acknowledg- 

ment of payment or satisfaction of the debt thereby se- 
cured, or of the conditions therein contained, signed and 
sealed by the mortgagee, or by his executor, administrator 
or assignee. Such instrument shall have the same effect 
as a deed of release and shall be valid if executed by one 
of two or more joint holders of a mortgage, and may be 
recorded when duly acknowledged or on proof of its execu- 
tion in accordance with the provisions of sections twelve, 
thirteen, fourteen, fifteen and sixteen of chapter one hun- 
dred and twenty-seven of the Revised Laws. 

Approved April 13, 1907. 

Chap.295 An Act to enlarge the powers op the school committee 

OF THE CITY OF BOSTON IN RESPECT TO PHYSICAL EDUCA- 
TION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 
Powers of Section 1. The scliool Committee of the city of Boston, 

school com- „ , • • p 1 

mittee of the witliiu the limit of the aiipropriations for such purposes 

city of Boston ,,. i . n ,-i • ^ ^ • i.' 

enlarged. made by it as hereinafter authorized or under existing 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 296. 253 

authority of law, shall, during the summer vacation and 
such other part of the year as it may deem advisable, 
organize and conduct physical training and exercises, ath- 
letics, sports, games, and play, and shall provide proper 
apparatus, equipment and facilities for the same in the 
buildings, yards and playgrounds under the control of said 
committee, or upon any other land which it may have the 
right to use for this purpose. 

Section 2. The said committee shall use for the pur- Use of play- 
poses aforesaid such of the playgTounds, g^aunasia or build- ^°^ ^' ^ 
ings under the control of the park commission of said city 
as the school committee may deem suitable therefor, and 
may equip the same therefor, such use to be subject how- 
ever to such reasonable regulations and conditions as the 
park commission may prescribe: provided, also, that such ^^°^^^' 
use shall not extend to any playground, g^^mnasium or 
building under the control of the park commission which 
said commission shall by vote approved by the mayor de- 
clare to be unsuitable for such use. 

Section 3. Appropriations for the abovenamed pur- Appropria- 
poses shall be made by the school committee in the same 
manner in which it makes appropriations for the support 
of the public schools, and the total amount of the appro- 
priations which said committee is authorized by law to 
make is hereby increased for the current financial year of 
the city by two cents upon each one thousand dollars of 
the valuation on which the appropriations of the city coun- 
cil are based, and by two cents additional, or four cents in 
all, for each subsequent year ; but the amount of said in- 
crease shall be appropriated solely for the purposes men- 
tioned in this act. 

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

Approved April 13, 1007. 



Chap.2m 



An Act relative to the sale of trout artificially 

REARED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section sixty-six of chapter ninety-one of ^^ded ^ ^^' 
the Revised Laws is hereby amended by striking out the 
words " during February and March ", in the third line, 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — from Febru- 
ary first to April fifteenth, — so as to read as follows : — 



254 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 297, 298. 



frtfficfaiiy''*' Section 66. Trout not less than nine inches in length, 
reared. which are hatched from the egg in the house of the owner 

and grown in pools of said owner, may be sold for food 
from February first to April fifteenth. 

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

Approved April 15, 1907. 



Chap.297 An Act relative to the protection of seed scallops. 



Protectiou of 
seed scallops. 



Scallops not 
to be held in 
captivity, etc. 



Penalty. 



Repeal. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purposes of this act a seed scallop 
shall be a scallop with a bright, thin, slightly curved shell, 
with no foreign growth adherent, the shell having no 
sharply defined growth line, and the animal being less 
than one year old. 

Section 2. i^o unculled or seed scallops taken from 
the flats or tide waters of the Commonwealth shall be held 
in ca^^tivity. Seed scallops so taken shall be culled out 
and returned alive and uninjured to tide Avater which is 
at least three feet deep at mean low tide. 

Section 3. Whoever takes or has in possession a seed 
scallop taken from the flats or tide waters of the Common- 
wealth and fails to return it immediately to tide water as 
provided in the preceding section, shall be punished by a 
fine of not less than five nor more than twenty dollars for 
each offence. Possession of a seed scallojD shall be prima 
facie evidence that such seed scallop was taken from the 
flats or tide waters of the Commonwealth contrary to law. 

Section 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent here- 
with are hereby repealed. Approved April 15, 1907. 



Cha2?.2m 



R. L. 91,§ 128, 
amended. 



An Act relative to fishing in westport river. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and twenty-eight of 
chapter ninety-one of the Revised Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out the words " the town of Westport, except 
as provided in the following section ", in the second and 
third lines, and inserting in place thereof the words : — 
W^estport river between the first day of May and the first 
day of November, — by striking out the words *' one hun- 
dred ", in the fourth line, and inserting in place thereof 

the word: — fifty, and by striking out the words ''all 

fish so taken shall be forfeited to the Commonwealth ", in 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 299. 255 

the sixth and seventh lines, and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — it shall be the duty of every officer desig- 
nated in section four of this chapter to seize fish killed con- 
trary to the provisions of this chapter and to report the 
seizure to the commissioners on fisheries and game, who 
shall authorize the sale of such fish ; and the proceeds of 
any such sale, after paying the expenses thereof, shall be 
paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 128. Whoever draws, sets. Fishing in 
stretches or uses any net, purse or seine of any kind for river regu- 
taking fish in the waters of Westport river between the 
first day of ]May and the first day of Xovember shall be 
punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars or by 
imprisonment for not more than three months, or by both 
such fine and imprisonment ; and it shall be the duty of 
every officer designated in section four of this chapter to 
seize fish killed contrary to the provisions of this chapter 
and to report the seizure to the commissioners on fisheries , 
and game, who shall authorize the sale of such fish ; and 
the proceeds of any such sale, after paying the expenses 
thereof, shall be paid into the treasury of the Common- 
wealth. 

Sectiox 2. Section one hundred and twenty-nine of Repeal, 
said chapter ninety-one is hereby repealed. 

Approved April 15, 1907. 



An Act relative to the duties of the board of commis- 

SIOXERS on fisheries AND GAME WITH RESPECT TO FOREST 
AND OTHER FIRES. 



Cha2).299 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The commissioners on fisheries and game and their duly Duties of com- 
authorized deputies may arrest without a warrant any per- fi^hlr°es^and° 
son found in the act of unlawfully setting a fire. Said fp^t to forest 
commissioners and their deputies may require assistance ^^^^' ^.**^- 
according to the provisions of section twenty of chapter 
thirty-two of the Revised Laws, and they shall take pre- 
cautions to prevent the progress of forest fires, or the im- 
proper kindling thereof, and ujion the discovery of any 
such fire shall immediately summon the necessary assist- 
ance, and notify the forest fireward of the town. 

Approved April 15, 1907. 



256 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 300, 301. 



R. L. 92, § 20, 
etc., amended. 



Disposition of 
fines. 



Chap.SOO An Act relative to fines and forfeitures accruing 

UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF LAWS RELATING TO BIRDS MAM- 
MALS AND GAME. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twenty of chai^ter ninety-two of the Revised 
Laws, as amended by chapter four hundred and forty-five 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and five, is hereby 
further amended by striking out the words " this chap- 
ter ", in the second line, and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — laws relating to birds, mammals and game, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 20. All fines and forfeit- 
ures accruing under the provisions of laws relating to birds, 
mammals and game shall be paid and disposed of in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of section one hundred and 
thirty-seven of chapter ninety-one. 

Approved April 15, 1907. 

Chap.301 An Act to prohibit the taking of fish by nets and 

SEINES IN THE WATERS OF BARNSTABLE AND MASHPEE ON 
NANTUCKET SOUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. After the passage of this act no person shall 
draw, set, stretch or use any purse or swee^) seine of any 
kind, except as is hereinafter provided, for taking fish any- 
where in the waters of the toM^iis of Barnstable or Mashpee 
on ISTantucket Sound, so-called, northerly of or within a 
straight line extended from Point Gammon to Succonessett 
Point ; nor in any bay, harbor, cove or bight of said waters, 
nor in any inlet or stream flowing into the same : provided, 
liowcver, that nothing herein contained shall be so con- 
strued as to forbid or make unlawful the catching of men- 
haden or other small fish for bait purposes, nor the use of 
nets for the taking of herring, nor the use of dredges or 
drag nets for the taking of scallops. 

Section 2. Whoever violates any provision of this act, 
or aids or assists in so doing, shall be punished by a fine 
of not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred 
dollars for each ofi^enee, or by imprisonment for a term 
not exceeding six months. 

Section 3. Any net, seine or movable device for catch- 
ing fish used in violation of any provision of this act, 
together with any boat, craft, vessel, steamer or fishing 



Taking of fish 
by nets and 
seines pro- 
hibited in cer- 
tain waters. 



Proviso. 



Penalty. 



Nets and 
seines, etc., to 
be declared 
pubhc nui- 
sances, etc. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 302. 257 

apparatus employed in such illegal use, and any fish found 
therewith, are hereby declared to be public nuisances and 
forfeited ; and it shall be lawful for any inhabitant of said 
Barnstable or Mashpee, or any constable, police officer or 
deputy sheriff in the Commonwealth, to seize and detain, 
without warrant, for a period not exceeding forty-eight 
hours, any such net, seine or movable device, boat, craft, 
vessel, steamer or fishing apparatus found in use contrary 
to the provisions of this act, and any fish found therewith, 
to the end that the same may be libelled, if necessary, by 
due process of law\ District courts and trial justices shall 
have concurrent jurisdiction with the superior court of all 
offences and proceedings under the provisions of this act, 
regardless of the value of the property libelled. 

Approved April 15, 1907. 



Chap.302 



An Act making appropriations for sundry miscellane- 
ous EXPENSES AUTHORIZED DURING THE PRESENT YEAR, AND 
FOR CERTAIN OTHER EXPENSES AUTHORIZED BY LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified, to 
wit : — 

For certain incidental expenses of the superior court, as Expenses of 
authorized by chapter eighty of the acts of the present year, superior court. 
a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars. 

For additional clerks, examiners, stenographers and other Auditor of 
clerical assistance in the office of the auditor of accounts, cierks?ete. 
as authorized by chapter one hundred and thirty-nine of 
the acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
five hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For the Massachusetts Agricultural College, as author- Massachusetts. 
ized by chapter four of the resolves of the present year, the cfue'g"'.*"'^''' 
sum of three hundred twenty dollars and thirty-five cents. 

For Lemuel D. Burr and Anna Burr, as authorized by Lemuel d. 
chapter five of the resolves of the present year, the sum of Anna'surr, 
one hundred and fifty dollars. 

For the preservation of the war records in the office of War records 

. . . '- 1 • T 1 "^ ^"^ omce of 

the adjutant general, as authorized by chapter six of the the adjutant 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding fifteen 



258 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 302. 



Revolutionary 
records. 



Grand Army 
of the Re- 
public. 



Ladies City 
Mission So- 
ciety of New 
Bedford. 



State house 
guide book. 



Trustees of 

Soldiers' 

Home. 



Committee on 
laws relating 
to insurance. 



Committee on 
laws relating 
to taxation. 



Codification of 
election laws. 



Special report 
on birds. 



hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any amounts 
heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For compiling, indexing and publishing the records of 
Massachusetts soldiers and sailors who served in the rev- 
olutionary war, as authorized by chapter eight of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding four thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For expenses in connection with furnishing to the de- 
partment of the Massachusetts Grand Army of the Repub- 
lic a list of names of those persons who served in the 
civil war, as authorized by chapter nine of the resolves 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars. 

For the Ladies City Mission Society of Xew Bedford, 
as authorized by chapter ten of the resolves of the present 
year, the sum of three hundred fifteen dollars and eighty- 
six cents. 

For reprinting the state house guide book, as authorized 
by chapter eleven of the resolves of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For the Trustees of the Soldiers' Home in Massachu- 
setts, as authorized by chapter twelve of the resolves of the 
present year, the sum of sixty thousand dollars. 

For printing the report of the joint special committee 
appointed to revise, consolidate and arrange the general 
laws relating to insurance, as authorized by chapter thir- 
teen of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceed- 
ing two hundred and fifty dollars. 

For printing the report of the joint special committee 
appointed to revise, consolidate and arrange the general 
laws relating to taxation, as authorized by chapter four- 
teen of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceed- 
ing two hundred and fifty dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the codification of the 
election laws, as authorized by chapter sixteen of the re- 
solves of the present year, a sum not exceeding seven hun- 
dred and fifty dollars. 

For preparing and printing a special report on the birds 
of the Commonwealth, as authorized by chapter seventeen 
of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
eleven hundred twenty-eight dollars and eighty cents. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 302. 259 

For Lavinia A. Barbour, as authorized by chapter eigli- g|y^°'* '^• 
teen of the resolves of the present year, the sum of one 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore aj)propriated for this purpose. 

For the town of Dalton, as authorized by chapter nine- Town of 
teen of the resolves of the present year, the sum of twenty- ^^'*°"- 
six hundred eighteen dollars and seventy-six cents. 

For the expenses of a rifle team to participate in compe- Competitions 
titions for national and other trophies, as authorized by and^othe?'^ 
chapter twenty-two of the resolves of the present year, a *''°p'"^®- 
sum not exceeding three thousand dollars. 

For the payment of an annuity from the treasury of the wiima d. 
Commonwealth to Wilma D. Bent, as authorized by chap- ^^'^*' 
ter twenty-three of the resolves of the present year, the 
sum of one hundred and fifty dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the examination of the Examination 
general laws relating to savings banks, as authorized by blnkl!"^^ 
chapter • twenty-four of the resolves of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For a survey of Bock harbor in the town of Orleans, as Surveyor 
authorized by' chapter twenty-five of the resolves of the ^""^ ^'^'^'"■ 
present year, a suni not exceeding two hundred dollars. 

For rent of telephones and expenses in connection there- Rent of teie- 
with at the state house, a sum not exceeding two hundred p^°"^®' ^^''• 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for this purpose. 

For current expenses at the state industrial school for state indus- 
girls, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars, the same fo/'gir'is.""' 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for this purpose. 

To provide for reimbursing certain members of company company m, 
M, sixth regiment of infantry, Massachusetts volunteer ofthVmi'ihL".*' 
militia, for personal property destroyed by fire, as author- 
ized by chapter twenty-six of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding two hundred and twenty-three 
dollars. 

For the payment of an annuity to Carrie Adelia Chap- Carrie Adeiia 
lin, as authorized by chapter twenty-seven of the resolves ^^'^^^'''■ 
of the present year, the sum of seventy-two dollars. 

To provide for the payment of the Commonwealth's Boundary line 
share of the expenses incurred in completing the work of ^SZtl^lnd 
locating, defining and marking the boundary line between Connecticut. 



260 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 302. 



Survey of 
Sesuit harbor. 



Ella Raymond. 



Assistant clerk, 
supreme judi- 
cial court, 
county of 
Suffolk. 



Monument at 
Newbern, N. C. 



Massachusetts 

Agricultural 

College. 



Mexican Cen- 
tral Hallway 
Company, 
Limited. 



Clerical assist- 
ance to register 
of probate, 
Hampden 
county. 



Assistant regis- 
ter of probate, 
etc., Barn- 
stable county. 



Inspection of 
milk, etc. 



the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the state of Con- 
necticut, as authorized by chapter thirty-one of the resolves 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars. 

For the survey of the entrance to Sesuit harbor in the 
town of Dennis, as authorized by chapter thirty-two of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding tw'o hun- 
dred dollars. 

For an annuity to Ella Raymond, as authorized by chap- 
ter thirty-three of the resolves of the present year, the 
sum of three hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant clerk of the supreme 
judicial court for the county of Suffolk, as authorized by 
chapter one hundred and forty-five of the acts of the pres- 
ent year, the sum of live hundred dollars. 

For the erection of a monument in the national ceme- 
tery at iSTewbern, Xorth Carolina, as authorized by chap- 
ter thirty-four of the resolves of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For the Massachusetts Agricultural College, as author- 
ized by chapter thirty-five of the resolves of the i^resent 
year, the sum of four thousand dollars. 

For the Mexican Central Eailway Company, Limited, 
for reimbursement of taxes inadvertently assessed, as au- 
thorized by chapter thirty-six of the resolves of the present 
year, the sum of twenty-three thousand nine hundred three 
dollars and ninety-one cents. 

For additional clerical assistance in the office of the 
register of probate and insolvency for the county of Hamp- 
den, as authorized by chapter two hundred and six of the 
acts of. the present year, the sum of six hundred dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for this i^urpose. 

For the salary of the assistant register of probate and 
insolvency for the county of Barnstable, as authorized by 
chapter tw^o hundred and seven of the acts of the present 
year, the sum of five hundred and fifty dollars. 

For salaries and expenses in connection Avith the inspec- 
tion of milk, food and drugs, as authorized by chapter two 
hundred and eight of the acts of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding two thousand dollars, the same to be in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore apjoropriated for this pur- 
pose. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 303. 261 

For certain repairs and improvements at the prison Prison camp 
camp and hospital at Rutland, as authorized bv chapter atRutiTmi! 
thirty-seven of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding twelve thousand five hundred dollars, the same 
to be paid out of the State Prison Industries Fund. 

For painting, repairs and certain other improvements at reformatory"^ 
the Massachusetts reformatory, as authorized by chapter 
thirty-eight of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-five thousand five hundred dollars, the 
same to be paid out of the Massachusetts Reformatory In- 
dustries Fund. 

For the Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirm- Massachusetts 
ary, as authorized by chapter forty of the resolves of the and E^r in- ^^ 
present j'ear, the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars. mary. 

For printing additional copies of the annual report of lyp^y^lna*^ °^ 
the sui)erinteudent for the suppression of the g>'psy and ^°^^ ^^H 
brown tail moths, as authorized by chapter forty-one of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding two hun- 
dred and fifty dollars. 

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

Approved April 17, 1907. 

Ax Act relative to the sale or possession of small (JJiaj) 303 

LOBSTERS. ^ *' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eighty-eight of chapter ninety-one r. l. 9i, § ss, 
of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by striking out the *"^®'''^®^- 
words '' ten and one half ", in the second line, and insert- 
ing in place thereof the word : — nine, — by striking out 
the words '' ten and one quarter ", in the third line, and 
inserting in place thereof the words : — eight and three 
quarters, — so as to read as follows : — Section 88. Who- Penalty for 
ever sells or offers for sale or has in his possession an un- fobstfrl,"etc. 
cooked lobster less than nine inches in length, or a cooked 
lobster less than eight and three quarters inches in length, 
measuring from the extremity of the bone protruding from 
the head to the end of the bone of the middle flipper of the 
tail of the lobster, extended on its back its natural length, 
shall forfeit not more than five dollars for every such lob- 
ster, one half to the use of the city or town in which the 
offence is counnitted and one half to the Commonwealth; 
and in all prosecutions under the provisions of this section 



262 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 304, 305. 



any mutilation of a lobster, cooked or uncooked, which 
affects its measurement shall be prima facie evidence that 
the lobster is less than the required length and the posses- 
sion of any lobster, cooked or uncooked, which is not of 
the required length shall be prima facie evidence to con- 
vict. 

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

Approved April 11 , 1907. 

Chap.304: -^^ ^CT TO establish the SALARY OF HEXRY D. COOLIDGE AS 
CLERK OF THE SEXATE AXD THE SALARY OF JAMES W. KIM- 
BALL AS CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

ciefks^oAhe Section 1. The salary of Henry D. Coolidge as clerk 

senate and of tlic scuatc aiid the Salary of James W. Kimball as clerk 

house of repre- ^ii /. • in iii'r> 

sentatives. of the housc 01 representatives shall each be thirty-nve 
hundred dollars a year, to be so allowed from the first day 
of January in the year nineteen hundred and seven. 

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

Approved April IS, 1907. 



Chap,S05 -^^ -'^CT RELATIVE TO THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS, MEN AND 
HORSES FOR FIELD ARTILLERY IN THE MILITIA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Officers and Section 1. The commaiider-in-cliief may from time to 

the field artii- tiuic, by ordcr, prescribe the number of officers and en- 
miutfa. ^ listed men, and the number of officers and enlisted men to 
be mounted, and the number of draft horses for each car- 
riage, in batteries of field artillery equipped with the 
three-inch breech-loading gims, so as to conform to the 
provisions of the act of congress of January twenty-first, 
nineteen hundred and three, relative to organizing, arming 
and equipping the militia, and acts in amendment thereof, 
and to the army regulations and orders made under said 
provisions. 
1905, 465, 5 83, Section 2. Scctiou eighty-three of chapter four liun- 
dred and sixty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and five, as amended by chapters two hundred and twelve 
and five hundred and four of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and six, is hereby further amended by striking 
out the word " continuous ", wherever it occurs in the sixth, 



etc., amended. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 306, 307. 263 

tenth, twelfth and sixteenth lines of said section as amended 
by section six of said chapter five hundred and four. 

Sectiox 3. So much of sections twenty-nine and one Repeal, 
hundred and fifty-eight of said chapter four hundred and 
sixty-five as is inconsistent herewith is hereby repealed. 

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

Approved April IS, 1907. 

Ax Act relative to the stocking of great ponds with Chap.d06 

FOOD FISH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section nineteen of chapter ninety-one of the Revised ftc.^'kme'nLd^ 
Laws, as amended by chapter two hundred and seventy- 
four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and three, 
is hereby further amended by striking out the words '' or 
of thirty or more inhabitants thereof", in the third and 
fourth lines, so as to read as follows: — Section 19. The stocking 
commissioners, upon the petition of the mayor and alder- 
men of a city or of the selectmen of a town within which 
a great pond or a portion thereof is situated, shall cause 
the waters of such pond to be stocked with such food fish 
as they judge to be best suited to such waters. They shall 
thereupon prescribe, for a period not exceeding three years, 
such reasonable regulations relative to the fishing in such 
ponds and their tributaries, with such penalties, not ex- 
ceeding twenty dollars for one offence, as they deem to be 
for the public interest, and shall cause such regulations to 
be enforced. The commissioners may restock a pond with 
fish and extend the provisions of this section for an addi- 
tional period of three years whenever they receive a peti- 
tion therefor as herein provided. Five hundred dollars 
shall be annually appropriated by the Commonwealth to 
carry out the provisions of this section. 

Approved April IS, 1907. 

Ax Act relative to the protection of deer. ChaD.307 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter ninety-two of the Revised Laws r. l. 92, § 17, 
is hereby amended by striking out section seventeen, as ^*^' ''°^^°^*^- 
amended by chapter four hundred and nineteen of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and five, and inserting in 



264 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 308. 

Preservation of place thereof the following: — Section 17. Whoever, be- 
''^^'■' fore the first day of Xoveinber in the year nineteen hun- 

dred and eight, hunts, chases, wounds or kills a deer, or 
sells or offers for sale or has in his possession for the pur- 
pose of sale, a deer captured or killed in Massachusetts, 
except his ovm tame deer, kept on his o^vn grounds, shall 
Proviso. forfeit one hundred dollars for each offence : provided, how- 

ever, that nothing contained herein shall prevent a farmer 
or other person from chasing, wounding or killing, by use 
of a shot gun, any deer found injuring or destroying any 
crop or fruit tree upon cultivated land owned or occupied 
by him. Any farmer or other person killing a deer found 
injuring or destroying any crop or fruit tree, as aforesaid, 
shall forfeit the sum of one hundred dollars, unless he shall 
in writing, under his signature, report such killing forth- 
with to the clerk of the city or town in which the deer was 
killed. The report shall state the time and place of the 
killing and the crop or tree which was being injured or 
destroyed by the deer, and shall be recorded by the clerk 
receiving it, who shall thereupon forward it to the board 
of commissioners on fisheries and game. 

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

Approved April IS, 1901. 

Chap.SOS -^^ -"^CT TO AUTHORIZE THE REVOCATION OF CERTIFICATES 
GRANTED TO DRUGGISTS AND APOTHECARIES BY THE BOARD 
OF REGISTRATION IN PHARMACY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 
K. L. 100, § 23, Section 1. Section twenty-three of chapter one hun- 

amended. . -ii iii -i- 

dred of the Eevised Laws is hereby amended by striking 
out all after the word '' thereof ", in the seventh line, and 
inserting in place thereof the words : — The board may, 
after giving a hearing to the parties interested, revoke such 
certificate for any cause that it may deem proper, — so as 
Certificate of to read as follows : — Section 23. The board of registra- 
licenle, etc. tioii in pharmacy may, upon the payment by an applicant 
for a license of the sixth class of a fee of not more than one 
dollar, issue to him a certificate, which shall not be valid 
after one year from its date, stating that in the judgment 
of said board he is a proper person to be entrusted with 
such license and that the public good will be promoted by 
the granting thereof. The board may, after giving a hear- 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 309, 310. 265 

ing to the parties interested, revoke such certificato for any 
cause that it may deem proper. 

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

Approved April IS, 1907. 

Ax Act relative to entertainments in school buildings. Chap.309 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and seventy-three of ^-^-^^ ^o^^, 
chapter one hundi-ed and two of the Revised Laws, as amended. ' 
amended by section live of chapter four hundred and sixty 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and four, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end thereof the words: 
— or to entertainments given in school buildings by, or for 
the benefit of, the pupils thereof, and under the supervision 
of the principal or teacher in charge of the school classes 
therein, — so as to read as follows : — Section 173. Who- shows or 

fv J • , , _e j_ • !_ • • amusements, 

ever otters to view, sets up, sets on loot, maintains, carries penalty for 
on, publishes or otherwise assists in or promotes any such etc.^^-ithout 
exhibition, show or amusement, without such license, shall •"=^'^®*^- 
be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars 
for each offence. The provisions of this section and of the 
last preceding section, however, shall not apply to public 
entertainments by religious societies in their usual places 
of worship for a religious or charitable purpose, or to en- 
tertainments given in school buildings by, or for the benefit 
of, the pupils thereof, and under the supervision of the 
principal or teacher in charge of the school classes therein. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 18, 1907. 



ChapMO 



An Act to confirm the acts of certain tax collectors 
OF the town of holbrook. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The election of tax collectors of the town Confirming 
of Holbrook for the years eighteen hundred and ninety-one tlx cone^c*tors 
to nineteen hundred and seven, inclusive, is hereby con- HoVbrooTy" °^ 
firmed, notwithstanding any informality in their election, 
and the doings of the said collectors in the said years are 
hereby legalized and made valid to the same extent as if 
no such informality had existed. 

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

Approved April 18, 1907. 



266 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 311, 312, 313. 



Chap.311 



Towns may 
appropriate 
money for an 
old home 
week, etc. 



Service of 
venires by 
officers of the 
supreme judi- 
cial court, 
county of 
Suffolk. 



An Act to authorize towns to appropriate money for 

AN OLD home week OR DAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Any towai may at any time, at a legal town 
meeting, appropriate money for the observance of an old 
home week or day, to take place during any week or upon 
any day of the year during which the appropriation is 
made. 

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

Approved April 18, 1907. 

Chap.312 -^^ -'^CT relative to the service of VENIRES BY OFFICERS 
OF THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT IN THE COUNTY OF 
SUFFOLK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Any officer in attendance upon the supreme 
judicial court in the county of Suffolk, as provided by sec- 
tion sixty-nine of chapter one hundred and sixty-five of 
the Revised Laws, including the messenger of the justices 
of said court, may at any time be designated by the 
sheriff of said county to serve venires for jurors and the 
processes of said court, and when so desigTiated shall have 
the authority of constables for said purposes, and shall 
be j3aid by said county their actual expenses necessarily 
incurred in making such services. 

Section 2. Each of the officers so designated shall give 
to the sheriff of said county a bond with sufficient sureties 
in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars for the faithful per- 
formance of his duties. 

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

Approved April 18, 1907. 

Chap.Sl^ An Act to confirm certain acts of the town of dennis. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Tlie action of the town of Dennis at the 
annual to^vn meeting in the year nineteen hundred and 
seven in voting to move the almshouse in that town, and in 
appropriating one thousand dollars for the purpose, is 
hereby confirmed and ratified. 

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

Approved April 18, 1907. 



Bond to be 
given. 



Certain acts of 
the town of 
Dennis con- 
firmed. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 314 267 



An Act relative to registration in veterinary medicine. (7^^n.314 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eifflit of chapter two hundred and i903, 249, § 8, 
lortj-nme o± the acts 01 the year nineteen hundred and 
three is hereby amended by striking out after the word 
" who ", in the second line, the words " shall practice vet- 
erinary medicine or any branch thereof in this Common- 
wealth shall be ", and inserting in place thereof the words : 

— holds himself out as a practitioner of veterinary medi- 
cine, or practices, or attempts to practice veterinary medi- 
cine in any of its branches in this Commonwealth, shall 
for each oif ence be deemed, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 8. Any person not registered as provided by this Penalty for 
act wdio holds himself out as a practitioner of veterinary ^on.'^^^'^*'^*' 
medicine, or practices, or attempts to practice veterinary 
medicine in any of its branches in this Commonwealth, 

shall for each offence be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, 
and shall upon conviction thereof be punished by a fine of 
not less than fifty dollars or by imprisonment for a term 
not exceeding two months, or by both such fine and im- 
prisonment. 

Section 2. Section nine of said chapter two hundred i903, 249, § 9, 
and forty-nine is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word *' act ", in the fourth line, the words: — nor to pro- 
hibit farmers from rendering services 'to their neighbors if 
they do not hold themselves out as veterinary practitioners 
under the provisions of this act, — so as to read as follows : 

— Section 9. The provisions of this act shall not be con- Not to prohibit 
strued to prohibit advice or service, in a case of emergency, advice In^cer- 
by a person not entitled to practice veterinary medicine ^'^'^ ''^^^^• 
under this act, nor to prohibit farmers from rendering ser- 
vices to their neighbors if they do not hold themselves out 

as veterinary practitioners under the provisions of this act, 
and the provisions of section nine of chapter seventy-six of 
the Revised Laws relating to the practice of medicine 
within the Commonwealth by physicians and surgeons 
shall, so far as they may be applicable, apply to the prac- 
tice of veterinary medicine or any branch thereof by veter- 
inarians. 

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

Approved April 18, 1907. 



bridges, etc. 



268 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 315, 316. 



Char).S15 Ax Act relative to constructing ways across the loca- 
tions OF RAILROAD CORPORATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

§Ti6,^pfrt II, Section 1. Section one linndred and sixteen of Part II 
amended. ^f chapter fonr hundred and sixty-three of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and six is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out the words " the five following sections ", at the 
end thereof, and inserting in place thereof the words : — 
sections twenty-three to twenty-eight, inclusive, of Part I, 
Reijair of^ — SO as to read as follows : — Section 116. Every railroad 
corporation shall, except as provided in sections twenty- 
nine to forty-five, inclusive, of Part I, at its own expense, 
construct, maintain and keep in repair all bridges, with 
their a2:)proaches and abutments, which it is authorized or 
required to construct over or under a canal or public way ; 
and a city or town may recover of the railroad corporation 
whose railroad crosses a public way therein all damages, 
charges and expenses incurred by such city or town by 
reason of the neglect or refusal of the corporation to erect 
or keep in repair all structures required or necessary at 
such crossing; but if, after the laying out and building of 
a railroad, the county commissioners authorize a public 
way to be laid out across the railroad, all expenses of and 
incident to constructing and maintaining the way at such 
crossing shall be borfte by the county, city, town or other 
OAvner of the same, unless otherwise determined by an 
award of a special commission, under proceedings in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of sections twenty-three to 
twenty-eight, inclusive, of Part I, 

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

Approved April 18, 1907. 



Chap.SlG An Act relative to the board of gas and electric light 

COMMISSIONERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^mMided^' ^ ^' Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-one of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out the words '' and shall not engage in any other 
business ", in the twelfth and thirteenth lines, so as to read 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 317. 269 

as follows: — Section 1. There shall be a board of gas Board of gas 

and electric light commissioners consisting of three per- fight^commis- 

sons, citizens of this Commonwealth, one of whom shall pXtoent.'etc. 

aimnallv before the first day of July be appointed by the 

governor, with the advice and consent of the coimcil, for 

a term of three years from said day. The commissioners 

shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their oiScial 

duties. They shall not be in the employ of or own any 

stock in any gas or electric light company or be in any 

way, directly or indirectly, pecuniarily interested in the 

manufacture or sale of gas or electric light or of any article 

or commodity used by gas or electric light companies or 

used for any purpose connected with the manufacture or 

sale of gas or electric light. The governor shall designate chairman of 

the chairman of the board and may, with the advice and 

consent of the council, remove any member for cause after 

notice and hearing. The chairman of the board shall re- Salaries. 

ceive from the Commonwealth an annual salary of four 

thousand dollars and each of the other two members an 

annual salary of three thousand five hundred dollars. The 

board shall be provided with an office in the state house or 

in some other suitable place in the city of Boston in which 

their records shall be kept. 

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

Approved April 18, 1907. 



Chap.S17 



An Act to incorporate the meekixs library. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. George H. Ames, Henry W. Hill and Wil- The Meekins 
bur M. Purrington, all of Williamsburg and trustees under corporated. 
the last will of Stephen Meekins, late of Williamsburg, 
and their associates and successors, are hereby made a 
corporation by the name of the ]\Ieekins Library, for the 
purpose of establishing and maintaining in the town of 
Williamsburg a library, under and in accordance with the 
terms and provisions of said will, and of otherwise execut- 
ing and carrying out the trusts and purposes of said will ; 
and said corporation shall have and exercise all the rights, 
powers, privileges and authority given to or vested in said 
trustees by said will, and shall also have and exercise all 
the powers and privileges and be subject to all the duties, 



270 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 318. 



Members of 
corporation. 



Corporation to 
have authority 
to receive 
bequests, etc. 



Powers. 



restrictions and liabilities contained in all general laws 
now or hereafter in force relating to snch corporations. 

Section 2. The corporation shall consist of the afore- 
said incorporators and of such other person or persons as 
may be elected under the terms of the said will. 

Section 3. Said corporation shall have authority to 
receive all the real and personal estate given, betpieathed 
and devised by said will to the trustees therein named, and 
also to receive and acquire other real and personal estate 
by grant, devise, bequest, gift or subscription, to an amount 
not exceeding in the whole one hundred thousand dollars, 
and to hold, use and expend the same under the trusts and 
for the objects set forth in said will. 

Section 4. Said corporation shall have power to do all 
acts and things necessary or expedient to carry out the pro- 
visions and the objects of the said will and of this act. 

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

Approved April 18, 1907. 



Chap.S18 ^^^ ^^'T relative to the removal of snow by street rail- 
way companies and to the application of taxes re- 
ceived from such companies. 



1906, 463, 
§ 137, Part 
III, amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and thirty-seven of 
Part III of chapter four hundred and sixty-three of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and six is hereby 
amended by striking out all after the word " mainte- 
nance ", in the seventh line, and inserting in place thereof 
tlie words : — of the public ways and removal of snow 
therefrom ^vithin such city or toAvn, — so as to read as 
Application of follows: — Scction 137. All taxes which are collected 
from a street railway company and paid to a city or town 
under the provisions of the preceding section, of section 
one hundred and thirty-two, and of section twenty-eight 
of chapter five hundred and seventy-eight of the acts of 
the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, shall be ap- 
plied towards the repair and maintenance of the public 
ways and the removal of snow therefrom within such city 
or town. 

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

Approved April 22, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chai\ 819, 271 

Ax Act relative to examixatioxs of trust compaxies. (JJiap.Sld 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox 1. The stockholders of every trust company Trust compa- 
doing business within the Commonwealth shall elect at an Ixaminlm,' 
their annual meeting an examining committee of not less committee, etc. 
than three stockholders for the ensuing year, Xo officer 
or member of the executive or finance committee of the 
board of directors shall be a member of the examining 
committee. 

Sectiox 2. At least once in each year the committee, Examination 
without previous notice to the officers or directors of the liabfihies, etc 
corporation, shall make or cause to be made a thorough 
examination of the assets and liabilities of the corpora- 
tion, including those of its trust department. Within ten Swom report 
days after the completion of such examination the com- 
mittee shall file in the office of the bank commissioner a 
report thereof in writing, sworn to by each member of 
the committee making the examination, and a duplicate 
of the report shall be read to the directors and to the stock- 
holders at their meetings immediately following the com- 
pletion of the report. 

Sectiox 3. The report aforesaid shall be made on Report to 
forms to be furnished by the bank commissioner and shall detaiis^^ e^c*.^'^ 
contain a statement of the assets and liabilities of the 
corporation, including those of its trust department, to- 
gether with such other information as the bank commis- 
sioner may require. It shall also specify in detail any 
loans or discounts which, in tlie opinion of the committee, 
are worthless or of doubtful value, and any loans made on 
collateral security which in their opinion is of doubtful 
value or not readily marketable, together with their rea- 
sons for so regarding them. 

Sectiox 4. If upon receipt of the report or if upon Further exam- 
examination of any such corporation a further examina- bTmad™byan 
tion or audit of its books and affairs shall appear neces- ^^P^i't- 
sary, the bank commissioner may cause to be made by an 
expert, at the expense of the corporation, such further ex- 
amination or audit as he may consider necessary. 

Sectiox 5, This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 22, 1907. 



272 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 320. 



R. L. 116, § 36, 
amended. 



Returns to be 
made to com- 
missioners of 
savings banks, 
etc. 



Chap.320 A^r Act relative to reports of coxditiox by trust com- 
panies. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox 1. Section thirty-six of chapter one hnndred 
and sixteen of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by 
striking ont the word *' four ", in the fourth line, and 
inserting in place thereof the word : — five, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 36. Such corporation shall 
annually, within ten days after the last business day of 
October, and at such other times as the board of commis- 
sioners of savings banks may require, but not exceeding 
five times within any calendar year, make a return to said 
board, signed and sworn to by its president and secretary, 
treasurer or actuary and a majority of its board of di- 
rectors, showing accurately the condition of such corpo- 
ration at close of business on said day ; and said return 
shall specify the following: capital stock; amount of all 
money and property in detail in the possession or charge 
of said corporation as deposits ; amount of deposits payable 
on demand or within ten days ; amount of trust guaranty 
fund ; trust funds or for purposes of investment ; number 
of depositors ; investments in authorized loans of the 
United States or any of the New England states, counties, 
cities or towms ; investments in bank stock, railroad stock 
and railroad bonds, stating amount in each ; loans on 
notes of corporations ; loans on notes of individuals ; loans 
on mortgages of real estate ; cash on hand, rate, amount 
and date of dividends since last return, and such other 
information as the board of commissioners of savings banks 
may require. Such return shall be in the form of a trial 
balance of its books and shall specify the diiferent kinds 
of its liabilities and assets, with the amount of each kind, 
in accordance with a blank form to be furnished by said 
board and shall be pul)lished by and at the expense of such 
corporation in a newspaper of the city or town in which 
such corporation is located, at such times and in such man- 
ner as may be directed by said board, and in the annual 
report of said board. 

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

Approved April 22, 1907. 



Form of 
return, etc. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 321. 273 



An Act relative to authorizing the state board of agri- (Jhap.321 

CULTURE TO APPOINT A STATE NURSERY INSPECTOR, AND TO 
PROVIDE FOR THE PROTECTION OF TREES AND SHRUBS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter fonr hnndred and ame^ncf^d,' ^ ^' 
ninety-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
two is hereby amended by striking out the word '' three ", 
in the seventh line, and inserting- in place thereof the 
word: — six, — so that the last sentence of said section 
will read as follows : — The said inspector may appoint Deputies, 
such number of deputies, not exceeding six, as he may 
deem necessary or expedient. 

Section 2. Said chapter is hereby further amended l^^^^^^' ^ ^• 
by striking out section five and inserting in place thereof 
the following : — Section 5. All nursery stock shipped ^"bir/drtm- 
into this state from anv other state, countrv or province, cfite of inspec- 

*■ / 1/ ± ' tiori etc 

or shipped within this state, shall bear on each package, 
box or car a certificate that the contents of said package, 
box or car have been inspected by a duly authorized in- 
specting ofhcer, and that said contents appear to be free 
from dangerous insects or diseases, and any common car- 
rier, transportation company or individual transporting or 
accepting for transportation any package, box or car of 
nursery stock not accompanied by such certificate shall be 
adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction 
thereof shall be fined not less than fifty nor more than one 
hundred dollars for each offence: provided, lioivever, that Proviso, 
any package, box or car bearing a copy of an affidavit of 
fumigation wliich meets the requirements specified in sec- 
tion four of this act may be accepted as though bearing a 
proper certificate of inspection. 

Section 3. Said chapter is hereby further amended i902 495, § 7, 

T .1. . '- ■,...-,■, ^ amended. 

by striking out section seven and inserting m place thereoi 
the following : — Section 7. The state nursery inspector. The inspector 
with the approval of the secretary of the state board of to deJignTtl^'^ 
agriculture, shall have power to designate insect pests or ^"^ect pests, 
plant diseases which endanger the life of trees, shrubs or 
other plants to a serious degree and are likely to cause 
financial loss in consequence thereof as public nuisances 
dangerous to the public welfare, and may publish in- 
formation about such insects and diseases, with methods 
for their treatment and control. 



274 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 321. 



1902, 495, fur- 
ther amended. 



Owner of trees 
and shrubs 
may file com- 
plaint, etc. 



Inspector to 
investigate 
complaints, 
etc. 



1902, 495, fur- 
ther amended. 



Inspector to 
notify owners 
to destroy 
shrubs or 
plants, etc. 



Section 4. Said chapter is hereby further amended by 
inserting the following new section, to be numbered section 
eight : — - Section 8. Any owner of trees, shrubs or other 
plants growing in this state the life of whose trees, shrubs 
or other plants is endangered by any insect pests or dis- 
eases designated as public nuisances, as provided in section 
seA^en of this chapter, may file a written complaint with 
the state nursery inspector, stating that his trees, shrubs or 
other plants are suffering from the injuries caused by such 
insect pest or pests, disease or diseases, and that he is pre- 
pared to treat his trees, shrubs or other plants, but that 
because of the presence close by of trees, shrubs or other 
plants similarly attacked which are not cared for by the 
owner and are accordingly a continual menace to his own, 
such treatment would be of little use. Upon receipt of 
such complaint the state nursery inspector or one of his 
deputies shall visit the place or places of wdiich complaint 
has been made, to determine the exact conditions existing; 
and if the state nursery inspector or his deputy shall find 
that the trees, shrubs or other plants of the complainant 
are really so menaced by the presence of insects or diseases 
on trees, shrubs or other plants close by, the state nursery 
inspector shall serve written notice on the owner or owners,' 
or person in charge of such trees, shrubs or other plants, of 
the presence of such insects or diseases constituting a public 
nuisance, with directions to abate said nuisance, and giving 
a statement of the methods of treatment for the abatement 
thereof, and stating a time within which said nuisance 
must be abated in accordance with the methods given in 
the notice. In case of objection to the findings of the in- 
spector or of his deputy an a]ipeal may be made Avithin ten 
days after the service of said notice to the secretary of the 
state board of agriculture, and the appeal shall act as a stay 
of proceedings until it has been heard and decided, said 
decision to be final. 

Section 5. Said chapter is hereby further amended by 
inserting the following new section, to be numbered section 
nine : — Section 9. "Wlien the secretary of the state board 
of agriculture has heard an appeal and has rendered a de- 
cision that the notice of the state nursery inspector from 
which the appeal Avas taken is sustained, the state nursery 
inspector shall notify in Avriting the OAA'ner or owners, or 
person in charge of the trees, shrubs or other plants con- 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 321. 275 

cerned, of the decision of the committee, and shall direct 
him or them within a given time to treat or destroy the 
trees, shrubs or other plants in accordance with a method 
prescribed in the notice. If the person or persons so noti- 
fied shall refuse or neglect so to treat or destroy such trees, 
shrubs or other plants within the time prescribed, the state 
nursery inspector shall cause such property to be so treated, 
and may employ all necessary assistants for this purpose, 
and such persons shall have the right to enter upon any 
public or private property, if such entry is necessary for 
this purpose. Upon the completion of said treatment the 
state nursery inspector shall certify in writing to the owner 
or person in charge of the treated property the amount of 
the cost of such treatment, and if this cost be not paid to the 
secretary of the state board of agriculture Avithin ninety 
days thereafter the same may be recovered by suit, together 
wnth the costs of suit. 

Section 6. Said chapter is hereby further amended by 1902, 495, fur- 
inserting the following new section, to be numbered section 
ten : — Section 10. Any person violating the provisions of vk)iation^of 
this act or offering any hindrance to the carrying out of any provisions of 
part thereof shall be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, 
and upon conviction before a magistrate or justice of the 
peace shall be fined not less than ten nor more than one 
hundred dollars for each o*ft"ence. 

Section 7. Said chapter is hereby further amended thef'amenied' 
bv insertinc; the following; new section, to be numbered 
section eleven: — Section 11. All prosecutions under the Prosecutions to 
provisions of this act shall be instituted b}^ the secretary by tife'secre- 
of the state board of agriculture and shall be directed by stIte°board of 
him, and all penalties and costs recovered for the violation efcT"'*""^^' 
of any provision of this act shall be paid to the secretary 
of the state board of agriculture and by him immedi- 
ately paid into tlie state treasury, to be kept as a fund 
for the use of the state nursery insj^ector in the enforce- 
ment of this act and as an addition to the appropriation 
made in this act, to be drawn from the treasury in the 
same manner as said appropriation. 

Section 8. Said chapter is hereby further amended J^er" 'amended" 
by inserting the following new section, to be numbered 
section twelve: — Section 12. ISTone of the provisions Provisions of 
of this act shall be considered as applying to the g^'P^J appiy°in 
or brown tail moths or to any stage thereof outside of ''^'■*^'° '=*^^^- 



276 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 322, 323. 



1902, 495, fur- 
ther amended. 



Amount of 
expenditure. 



l^laces where nursery stock is grown, sold or oifered for 
sale. 

Section 9. Said chapter is hereby further amended 
by inserting the following new section, to be numbered 
section thirteen: — Section 13. A sum not exceeding 
two thousand dollars, in addition to the receipts under 
this act, may be exjiended by the state board of agriculture 
in carrying out the provisions thereof. 

Approved April 22, 1907. 



Foxborough 
state hospital. 



Cha2).ii22i An Act in addition to an act making an appropriation 

FOR THE maintenance OF THE FOXBOROUGH STATE* HOS- 
PITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the further 
maintenance of the Foxborough state hospital, the same 
to be in addition to the amount approjn'iated by chajrter 
eighty-five of the acts of the present year. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its j^assage. 

Approved April 22, 1907. 



Chap.323 An Act to provide clerical assistance for the clerk of 

THE east boston DISTRICT COURT. 



1903, 179, § 1, 
amended. 



Clerical 
assistance. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy -nine of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and three is hereby 
amended by striking out section one and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 1. The clerk of the 
East Boston district court in the city of Boston may 
annually expend a sum not exceeding seven hundred dol- 
lars for clerical assistance in his office. 

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

Approved April 22, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 324, 325. 277 

An Act to establish the salaries of the court officers QJkij) 394 
IN attendance at the sessions of the municipal court ^ '' 

OF THE south BOSTON DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The court officers in attendance at the Salaries of 
sessions of the municipal conrt of the South Boston dis- of"he°muni^ci- 
trict of the city of Boston shall receive an amiual salary solith^BostVn^ 
of thirteen hundred dollars, to be paid from the treasury district. 
of the county of Suffolk in monthly instalments, in full 
for all services performed by them. 

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

Approved April 22, 1907. 

An Act relative to wires and electrical appliances in nJin^ 305 

the city of BROCKTON. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city council of the city of Brockton The city of 
may by ordinance designate some officer or officers of the ^a^se^cert^n^ 
city who shall have exclusive authority to cause to be rem^oved ot 
removed from the streets of the citv hereinafter prescribed p'aced under- 

nii 1 1 1 1 " • T -I ground, etc. 

all telephone, telegraph and electric light, motor and 
power wires, cables and conductors, in or above the said 
streets, and all poles and other structures in said streets 
used for the support of the same, except such structures, 
poles, wires, cables and conductors as are hereinafter ex- 
cepted. It shall be the duty of the officer or officers, and 
he or they shall have authority, to grant all necessary per- 
missions for such wires, cables and conductors, to be 
placed, maintained and operated in underground conduits, 
in accordance with the requirements of the ordinances 
of the city ; and it shall be the duty of the superintendent 
of streets or other officer having charge of the highways 
in the city, and he or they shall have authority to issue 
all permits for the opening and occupying of streets which 
may be necessary to carry out the intent of this act, upon 
the application of the officer or officers first above men- 
tioned or of any person or corporation interested. 

Section 2. The provisions of this act shall applv to To apply to 
those parts of the following named streets which ' are •=''*^'°'*'"^^*'- 
within a half mile circle from the city hall, namely : — 
Main street, l^orth Main street, Montello street, North 



278 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 325. 

Montello street, Court street, Franklin street, Ward street, 
Centre street. Church street, School street, Lincoln street, 
East Elm street, Crescent street, Belmont street. West 
Elm street. High street. Green street. Pleasant street. City 
Hall square, Warren avenue, Korth Warren avenue, Com- 
mercial street. East Railroad avenue and West Railroad 
avenue, and also to that part of Main street between Cal- 
mar street and Keith avenue and that part of Xorth Main 
street between Broad street and Wilmington street. The 
first work done pursuant to this act shall be in Main 
street between Court street and Belmont street, Montello 
street between Court street and East Elm street, and 
Centre street between Main street and Montello street; 
and the work in those parts of said streets shall be com- 
pleted within three years after the designation made by 
the officer or officers provided for in section one, provided 
the necessary permissions and permits therefor shall have 
been given seasonably. After the expiration of the three 
years aforesaid no company owning and operating wires 
in said city shall be obliged to do work hereunder involv- 
ing the expenditure of more than twenty thousand dollars 
in any one year; and any expenditure by any such com- 
pany in excess of that sum in any year after the expira- 
tion of said three years shall be reckoned as a part of its 
expenditure hereunder in the next succeeding year or 
years, 
tobegiven"" Sectiox 3. The Said officer or officers, within thirty 
days after appointment, and in any January thereafter 
until the work first to be done in said streets is completed, 
may prescribe, giving public notice thereof in at least one 
daily newspaper in said city, by advertising therein twice 
a week for two weeks in succession, those parts of Main 
street, Montello street and Centre street in which the 
work is to be done first and completed within three years ; 
and in January of each succeeding year after the comple- 
tion of the work first to be done under this act may pre- 
scribe not more than two miles of the other streets or parts 
of streets, herein specified. And in the streets or parts 
of streets so designated all of said wires, cables and con- 
ductors, except such as are hereinafter excepted, shall, as 
regards those parts of ]\[ain street, Montello street and 
Centre street in which the work is to be done first, be 
removed or placed underground during the three calendar 



etc. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 325. 279 

years next following the designation thereof; and there- 
after, as regards any other streets prescribed imder the 
provisions hereof in any year, and subject to the limita- 
tions of this act as to the annual cost hereunder to parties 
affected hereby, shall be removed or placed underground 
during such calendar year; and said officer or officers 
shall cause the o^^Tiers or users of such wires, cables or 
conductors to remove them or to put them underground, 
and also to remove any poles or structures used in the 
streets to support such wires, cables or conductors, except 
when, in the judgment of said officer or officers, it is im- 
practicable or inexpedient to remove such wires, cables, 
poles, conductors or structures ; it being the purpose and 
intent of this act ultimately to cause the removal from 
the parts of the public streets, avenues and highways 
designated in the preceding section, of all of said wires, 
cables and conductors, except such as are hereinafter 
excepted. 

Section 4. The provisions of this act shall not affect Not to afifect 
the grant by the mayor and aldermen of said city to The 
Edison Electric Illuminating Company of Brockton of 
the right to lay and maintain underground conduits, wires, 
cables and conductors in certain of the streets of said city, 
adopted as amended December twelve, nineteen hundred 
and six, and approved December fourteen, nineteen hun- 
dred and six, which grant is hereby ratified and confirmed. 
But so far as the provisions of this act are not inconsistent 
with the terms of said grant, said company shall be sub- 
ject hereto. And any expenditure by said company pur- 
suant to the terms of said grant shall be deemed and taken 
to be an expenditure under the terms of this act ; and 
any expenditure by said company for underground con- 
struction or equipment, except the original expenditure in 
the parts of streets in which the first work hereunder is 
to be done and completed within three years, shall be 
reckoned, at the rate of twenty thousand dollars a year, 
as a part of its expenditure hereunder in the next suc- 
ceeding year or years after the expiration of said three 
years; the purpose and intent of this provision being that 
the company shall not be required or obliged to do any 
work hereunder, except that specified in the grant afore- 
said, until after the expiration of the number of years, 
after the three years aforesaid, determined by dividing 



280 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 325. 



Rights of cer- 
tain corpora- 
tions reserved. 



No firm or 
corporation to 
place any 
poles, etc., in 
the streets 
except tempo- 
rarily, etc. 



Permission for 
the removal of 
wires, etc., 
may be 
granted in cer- 
tain cases, etc. 



its total exjienditures for iindergToimd construction and 
equipment, other than the original exjienditure aforesaid, 
bv twenty thousand. 
. Section 5. The Edison Electric Illuminating Com- 
pany of Brockton and the Old Colony Street Railway 
Company are hereby authorized to contract, for them- 
selves and their successors and assigns, for the use by 
said railway company of such of the conduits, ducts, 
cables and conductors of said Edison company as said 
railway company may desire to use, upon such terms and 
conditions as may be agreed upon by said companies ; 
and in case of the purchase of the plant and property of 
said Edison company by the city of Brockton, such con- 
duits, ducts, cables and conductors shall be a part of the 
plant and property so purchased. 

Section G. After a part of said streets has been pre- 
scribed as aforesaid no person, firm or corporation shall 
place any poles or other structures for the support of any 
wares, cables or conductors, except those herein specially 
excepted, in any street or part of street so prescribed, 
except temporarily, with the consent of said officer or offi- 
cers, in an emergency ; and if after the expiration of that 
calendar year there shall remain in any such street any 
poles, structures, wares, cables or conductors which said 
officer or officers shall have ordered to be removed, the 
said officer or officers shall cause the same to be removed ; 
and the city may collect from the o"svners or users, by an 
action at law, any expense involved in such removal. But 
such officer or officers may extend the time for such re- 
moval in case of any person, firm or corporation, upon 
satisfactory evidence of the inability for good and suffi- 
cient reasons of such person, firm or corporation to comply 
with the order for such removal within the time prescribed. 

Section 7. The officer or officers Avho may be desig- 
nated by the city council of said city pursuant to section 
one of this act may at any time, upon application of any 
person, firm or corjwration duly authorized by law to lay 
or to erect and maintain and maintaining wires in the 
streets of said city, grant permission for the removal of 
any wires, cables, conductors, poles or structures in any of 
the streets of said city, wdiether within or without the dis- 
trict specified in section two hereof, and for the placing of 
the same and any other necessary wires, cables and conduct- 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 325. 281 

ors or any extensions thereof nnderg;i'oiind as herein pro- 
vided; and it shall be the duty of the superintendent of 
streets or other officer having charge of the highways' in said 
city, and he shall have authority, after the granting of 
such permission, to issue all jiermits for opening and occu- 
pying the streets of said city which may be necessary to 
carry out the intent of this act, upon the application of 
said officer or officers or of any person or corjwration in- 
terested ; and he or they may grant locations for such addi- 
tional poles for local distribution only from underground 
wares, cables or conductors as may become reasonably 
necessary by reason of work done under the provisions 
of any section of this act. 

Section 8. This act shall not apply to long distance Not to apply to 

,11 • , ij?j.i '' J. j: 1 certain wires, 

telephone wires, or to jx)sts for the support oi lamps ex- etc. 
clusively, or to poles used exclusively for local distribu- 
tion from underground wires, cables or conductors, or to 
street railway trolley wires or poles ; nor shall it affect or 
revoke any rights already granted to any person, firm or 
corporation to place or maintain any conduits, pipes, wires, 
cables or conductors underground ; but any such conduits, 
pipes, wires, cables or conductors laid hereafter in pur- 
suance of any such grant shall be laid subject to the pro- 
visions of this act so far as they are not inconsistent with 
the terms of such grant. For the purpose of this act no 
wire shall be deemed to be a long distance telephone wire 
which does not extend at least twenty-five miles from some 
central office. 

Section 9. When any person, firm or corporation Maps to be 

,• • ^ J' J. '' J. • 11 li. filed in certain 

operating or intending to operate wires, cables, conductors cases. 
or conduits in said section of said city shall desire or be 
required to place the same underground in any street or 
highway in said section, and shall have been duly author- 
ized so to do, it shall be obligatory upon such person, firm 
or corporation to file with the city engineer of the city a 
map or maps made to scale showing the streets or highways 
which are desired or required to be used for said purposes, 
and giving the location, dimensions and course of the 
underground conduit or conductor desired or required to 
be constructed, which map or maps shall be satisfactory 
to and approved in writing by the city engineer before any 
opening shall be made in any such street or highway under 
such authority. 



282 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 326. 



Board of 
appeal. 



Enforcement 
of provisions, 
etc. 



City to pay 
cash value in 
case of taking 
or purchase. 



Section 10. The mayor and aldermen of the city shall 
constitute a board of appeal, to which petitions in writing 
may be presented by any person, firm or corporation ag- 
grieved by any act or decision of said officer or officers 
done or made in pursuance of this act. Such petition 
shall set forth the specific grievance or grievances relied 
upon, and shall be filed with the mayor of the city within 
ten days after the act or decision complained of was done 
or made; and said board after due notice given as pre- 
scribed in section three of this act shall give a hearing 
thereon, and may either approve, annul, modify or over- 
rule such act or decision. 

Section 11. The supreme judicial court or the supe- 
rior court or any justice thereof shall, on petition of said 
officer or officers or of any person, firm or corporation 
affected by the provisions of this act, have jurisdiction in 
equity to enforce the provisions of this act or any order 
of said oflicer or officers issued thereunder and to compel 
compliance therewith. 

Section 12. Wlienever the city shall be authorized 
to take by purchase or otherwise the underground conduits 
constructed hereunder, and the city shall determine to 
become the owner of the same, they shall be paid for at a 
fair cash value. 

Section 13. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 23, 1907. 



Chap.d2Q ^^ ^^^ ^^ PROVIDE FOR the APPOINTMENT OF A PURCHASING 

agent for the city of LAWRENCE. 



Purchasing 
agent for the 
city of Law- 
rence, ap- 
pointment, 
term, etc. 



Vacancy. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There shall be appointed by the mayor of 
the city of Lawrence, as soon as may be after the passage 
of this act, a purchasing agent to serve until the first day 
of January in the year nineteen hundred and nine or until 
his successor is appointed and qualified, whose duty it 
shall be to purchase all supplies and materials used by the 
several city departments ; and in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and nine, and every two years thereafter, a purchas- 
ing agent as aforesaid shall be appointed by the mayor to 
serve for a term of two years, beginning with the first day 
of January in the year of his a])pointment, or imtil his 
successor is appointed and qualified. If at any time a 
vacancy should occur in the said office by resignation, re- 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 326. 283 

moval or otherwise, the mayor shall fill the vacancy for 
the remainder of the unexpired term. The said agent shall 
furnish a bond with good and sufiicient sureties in the 
sum of ten thousand dollars, to insure the faithful per- 
formance of the duties of his office, and he may be removed 
by the mayor for cause. He may, with the approval of Sfs'taLe. 
the mayor, employ clerical assistance, and the amount of 
his salary and the amount to be paid by him for clerical 
assistance shall be fixed by the mayor, and shall be paid 
from the treasury of the city. 

Section 2. All purchases of supplies and materials ah purchases 
shall be made by said purchasing agent, and so far as the agent, 
practicable all purchases shall be made after public adver- 
tisements soliciting proposals to furnish the supplies and 
materials. 

Sectiox 3. All bills for supplies and materials shall pi^J|/e[c!"^" 
show the date of purchase, date of delivery, the unit of 
price, the quality and quantity of articles purchased and 
received, the number and date of the order for purchase, 
and, if the purchase is under contract, the number and 
date of the contract, together with a true list of all other 
bids on that contract, which shall be entered in full in an 
invoice book which shall always be open to public inspec- 
tion. 

Sectiox 4. All advertisements for proposals to furnish Advertise- 

, ., . J, ■. , ments for pro- 

supplies and materials at a cost m excess oi three nuiv- posais to be 
dred dollars shall be published in one or more papers of ^" is e , e c. 
the city, and elsewhere if the mayor and the purchasing 
agent deem it necessary, and a copy of such advertise- 
ment shall be preserved by the purchasing agent. When- 
ever advertisements for any supplies and materials are 
published the purchasing agent shall cause suitable sched- 
ules to be prepared and showTi to the parties proposing to 
bid. 

Section 5. Every contract exceeding three hundred ^°'*^- 
dollars in amount for any materials and supplies to be 
furnished to the city shall be accompanied by a suitable 
bond for the performance of the same, or by a deposit of 
money or security to the amount of the bond^. All such Contracts to be 
contracts shall be executed in duplicate and in writing 
and shall be signed on the part of the city by the pur- 
chasing agent, and after being signed by all the parties 
thereto no such contract shall be altered in any particular 
unless the purchasing agent endorses on said contract 



284 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 326. 



Contracts. 



Purchase of 
materials, etc. 



Neither the 
mayor nor 
purchasing 
agent to be 
interested in 
purchases, etc. 



Repeal. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters for 
acceptance. 



under his sig-nature his assent to such alteration. A copy 
of each contract shall be filed with the citv auditor. 

Section 6. The purchasing agent shall make no con- 
tract for the purchase of supplies and materials the execu- 
tion of which will necessarily extend beyond one year 
from the date thereof unless special permission so to do 
shall be given by the mayor in writing or by the statutes 
of the Commonwealth. 

Section 7. Materials and supplies may be purchased 
for two or more departments by the purchasing agent. 
Separate bills shall be made by the party furnishing such 
materials or supplies for each department so furnished. 
Whenever any department has in its possession materials, 
products or supplies which are not needed or desired by 
such department, and the same can be utilized to advan- 
tage by some other department of the city, the mayor and 
purchasing agent may direct that the same be transferred 
from and credited to the department having the same, to 
such other department, and utilized as aforesaid. 

Section 8. Neither the mayor nor purchasing agent 
shall be personally interested, either directly or indirectly, 
in any contract for the purchase of materials or supplies 
in which the city is a party interested, nor shall the mayor 
or the purchasing agent, directly or indirectly, for him- 
self or for any other person, receive a commission, dis- 
count, bonus, present or reward from any person or persons 
making or performing such contracts ; and any violation 
of any provision of this section shall be punished by a 
fine of not less than fifty dollars or more than one thou- 
sand dollars, or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 
one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

Section 9. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent here- 
with are hereby repealed. 

Section 10. This act shall be submitted to the voters 
of the city of Lawrence at the annual state election held 
in I^ovember, nineteen hundred and seven, and the form 
of the question to be placed upon the ballot shall be as 
follows : — Shall chapter of the acts of the 

year nineteen hundred and seven, being " An Act to pro- 
vide for the appointment of a purchasing agent for the 
city of Lawrence ", be accepted ? and if a majority of 
the voters voting thereon at said election shall vote in the 
affirmative this act shall take effect. 

Approved April 23, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 327, 328. 285 



Ax Act relative to fees of persons authorized to take (JJia'n.^'2^ 

BAIL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The maxiniiim fee to be charged b}" any Fees of persons 

,., 11'1'ii i" authorized to 

person authorized to take bail m the case oi a person take bail 
arrested for any misdemeanor shall be two dollars. 

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

Approved April 23, 1907. 



Ax Act to provide for summoxixg witxesses to attexd QJiap,328 

AXD TESTIFY BEFORE CERTAIX BOARDS AND OFFICERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eight of chapter one hundred and ^^^^dJI.' ^ ^' 
seventy-five of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word " commissioners ", in the fifth 
line, the words : — or a fire commissioner or a board of 
fire commissioners, or a school board, or a licensing board 
for the granting of licenses for intoxicating liquors, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 8. Witnesses may be witnesses 
summoned to attend and testify and to produce books and- and town^ 
papers at a hearing before a city council, or either branch o®<='*'^- «*<=• 
thereof, or before a joint or special committee of the same 
or of either branch thereof, or before a board of select- 
men or a board of police commissioners, or a fire commis- 
sioner or a board of fire commissioners, or a school board, or 
a licensing board for the granting of licenses for intoxicat- 
ing liquors, or a board of registrars of voters, or before the 
board of police or of election commissioners for the city 
of Boston at any hearing before them, as to matters within 
their authority; and such witnesses shall be summoned in 
the same manner, be paid the same fees and be subject to 
the same penalties for default, as witnesses before police, 
district and municipal courts. The presiding officer of. 
such council, or of either branch thereof, or a member 
of any such committee or board may administer oaths to 
witnesses who appear before such council, or either branch 
thereof, or any such committee or board, respectively. 

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

Approved April 23, 1907. 



286 



Acts, 1907. — Chains. 329, 330. 



C^ap.329 An Act to provide for local taxation of the real estate 

AND machinery OF WATER COMPANIES. 



Real estate 
and machinery 
of water 
companies to 
be subject to 
local taxation. 



Overpayment 
of tax to be 
repaid by city 
or town. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The real estate and machinery of every 
private corporation organized under general or special 
laws of the Commonwealth for the purpose of carrying 
on within the Commonwealth the business of a water com- 
pany, except such corporations as by charter have been 
made exempt from taxation, shall be subject to local taxa- 
tion. The valuation of real estate and machinery of every 
such company for the purposes of taxation shall annually 
be determined by the tax commissioner of the Common- 
wealth and shall be certified by him to the board of as- 
sessors of the city or town in which the real estate and 
machinery are situated on or before the first day of May in 
each year, and the board of assessors of such city or to\vn 
shall annually assess upon such water company a tax on 
the basis of the valuation so fixed, in the same manner and 
at the same rate as upon property of private individuals. 
When the certification has been made the city or town 
and the corijoration concerned shall have the same right 
of appeal from the valuation therein set forth as is pro- 
vided by section sixty-five of chapter fourteen of the Re- 
vised Laws. Any overpayment of a tax determined by 
the decision of the board of appeal, established by the 
said section, shall be repaid from the treasury of the city 
or town to which the same has been paid. 

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

Approved April 23, 1907. 



Chap.330 An Act relative to the disposition of ballots and check 

lists used at caucuses. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter eleven of the Revised Laws is hereby amended 
by striking out section ninety-eight and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — Section 98. The secretary of 
each caucus shall forthwith, after the ballots cast therein 
have been counted, transmit the said ballots and the check 
list used at the caucus to the city or town clerk, as the 
case may be, Avho shall preserve them for ten days. If 
during said time ten voters entitled to vote in said caucus 



R. L. 11, § 98. 
amended. 



Preservation 
of ballots and 
voting lists 
used at 
caucuses. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 331. 287 

shall file with said clerk a written request so to do, he shall 
preserve the ballots and voting lists for three months, and 
shall produce the same if required by any court of justice 
or convention having jurisdiction or authority over the 
same. 

If within three week days after any caucus a person Contested 
who has received votes thereat for nomination or election 
to any office, delegation or political committee shall file a 
statement in writing with the said clerk, claiming an elec- 
tion or nomination or declaring an intention to contest 
the election or nomination of any other person, the clerk 
shall preserve the ballots for such nomination or office 
until the claim or contest has been finally determined. 

The clerk shall immediately give notice in writing to Recount, 
the persons affected and to the chairman and secretary 
of the caucus fixing a time within twenty-four hours there- 
after and a place at which said ballots will be recounted. 
The chairman and secretary of the caucus shall, at said 
time and place, recount said ballots and determine the 
questions raised. Each candidate affected may be present 
during such recount, or may be represented by an agent 
appointed by him in writing. If it shall appear upon a 
recount that persons were nominated or elected other than 
those declared to have been nominated or elected, certifi- 
cates of such change shall be made as in the case of the 
original certificate. Approved April 24, 1907. 



Chap.SSl 



An Act to authorize the towx of watertown to borrow 

MONEY for completing THE WIDENING OF GALEN STREET 
AND CONSTRUCTING A NEW BRIDGE OVER CHARLES RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Watertown is hereby author- xhe to^N-n of 
ized to borrow, for a term not exceeding twenty years, a may^bo^row 
sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, for the purpose ™°i"n^n°of'^^ 
of completinsf the widening and construction of Galen Gaien street, 

. . . . etc. 

street, as laid out by the county commissioners of Middle- 
sex county, including the cost of a bridge over Charles 
river and land damages and other expenses connected with 
the widening of said street and the construction of said 
bridge ; this sum to be in addition to that w^hich the town 
was authorized to borrow under the provisions of chapter 
one hundred and forty-five of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and five. For the sum borrowed under au- 



288 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 332, 333. 



Pajonent of 
loan. 



thoritj of this act tbe town shall issue its notes or bonds, 
to be signed by its treasurer and countersigned by its 
selectmen, with interest, payable semi-annually, at a rate 
not exceeding four per cent per annum. At the time of 
authorizing the said loan the town shall provide for the 
payment thereof in such annual payments as will extin- 
guish the same within the time prescribed in this act; 
and when a vote to that effect has been passed the amount 
required thereby shall, Avithout further vote, be assessed 
by the assessors of the town annually thereafter until the 
debt incurred by the loan is extinguished. 

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

Approved April 2Jf, 1907. 



Chap.Sd2 An Act relative to service on certain foreign corpo- 
rations. 



Service of 
summons, etc., 
on certain 
forei^ cor- 
porations. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In an action against a foreign corporation 
having its principal or a usual place of business within 
this Commonwealth service of the summons or writ may 
be made according to the provisions of section thirty-six 
of chapter one hundred and sixty-seven of the Revised 
Laws for service in actions against domestic corporations; 
and such service shall be of the same effect and validity 
as if made upon the commissioner of corporations. 

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

Approved April 2Jf, 1907. 



Chap.SSS An Act to establish the salary of the court officer in 
attendance at the sessions of the east boston dis- 
trict court. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1. The court officer in attendance at the ses- 
sions of the East Boston district court in the city of Bos- 
ton shall receive an annual salary of thirteen hundred 
dollars, to be paid from the treasury of the county of 
Suffolk in monthly instalments, in full for all services 
performed by him. 

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

Approved April 2Jf, 1907. 



Salary of 
court officer 
of the East 
Boston dis- 
trict court. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 334, 335, 336. 289 



An Act to provide against unauthorized dissolution of (7^^09.334 
attachments of real estate. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. An attachment of real estate shall be dis- Attachment 
solved by an entry on the margin of the attachment book How dis^-*" '^ '^' 
in the registry of deeds in which the attachment is noted, ®°'^^'^- 
signed by the plaintiflf in whose behalf the attachment was 
made, or by his executor, administrator or attorney of 
record, and attested by the register of deeds or by an 
assistant in his office thereto duly authorized ; or it may 
be dissolved by a release signed and acknowledged by the 
plaintitf, or by his executor, administrator or attorney of 
record, and filed in the registry of deeds, or by a certifi- 
cate from the clerk of the court in which the action was 
pending that the attachment has been dissolved or that 
the action has finally been determined. 

Section 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent here- Repeal, 
with are hereby repealed. Approved April 2J/, 1907. 



Ckap.Sd5 



An Act to provide for the making of restitution or 
reparation in certain cases. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

If a person is ])laced on probation upon condition that Restitution 

or rGDsr3.tioii 

he shall make restitution or rciiaration to the person in- payment to 

Til. . .-, . . ^ ■, . ™ '■ , be made to 

jured hy nim m the commission ol his ofience, and pay- probation 
ment is not made at once, the court may order that it shall certain'cases. 
be made to the probation officer, who shall give receipts 
for all payments made to him, shall keep a record of the 
same, shall pay the money to the ]")erson injured and keep 
his receipt therefor, and shall notify the clerk of the court 
whenever the full amount of the money is received or 
paid in accordance with such order or with any modifica- 
tion thereof. Approved April 2Jf, 1907. 

An Act to provide for revoking the charters of certain 
clubs and organizations. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. If any person is convicted of illegally en- charters of 
gaging in, giving or promoting a public boxing match or may^e *'"' 
sparring exhibition, or of illegally engaging in giving or cert"a'in'^cL"es, 

etc. 



Chap.3d6 



290 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 837. 



promoting a private boxing match or sparring exhibition 
the contestants in which have received or have been prom- 
ised any pecuniary reward, remuneration or considera- 
tion whatsoever, directly or indirectly, under the auspices 
of or on the premises occupied by any club or organiza- 
tion described in section two of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-five of the Revised Laws, the chief of the district 
police, the selectmen of the town or the mayor and alder- 
men of the city in which such club or organization is 
situated, except in Boston, and in Boston the police com- 
missioner, shall immediately notify the secretary of the 
Commonwealth, and he shall, upon receipt of such notice, 
declare the charter of such club or organization void, and 
shall publish a notice in at least one newspaper published 
in the county in which the club or organization is situated 
that such incorporation is void and of no further eifect. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 2Jt, 1907. 



Chajy.S^l An Act to regulate changes in locations or certain 

CORPORATIONS. 



Changes in 
location of 
certain 
corporations 
regulated. 



Consent 
to change 
not to take 
effect until 
filed with the 
secretary of 
the Common- 
wealth. 



Change of 
location con- 
trary to this 
act to be 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. No corporation organized under general 
laws for the purpose of fostering, encouraging or engag- 
ing in athletic exercises or for the establishment and main- 
tenance of places for reading rooms, libraries or social 
meetings shall change its location from the city or town 
in which it was established or is now located to another 
city or town within the Commonwealth until consent 
thereto has been obtained in writing from the mayor and 
aldermen of the city or the board of selectmen of the town 
in which the corporation proposes to acquire a new loca- 
tion, except that in the city of Boston such consent in 
writing shall be obtained from the police commissioner. 

Section 2. The consent of any board, or of the police 
commissioner, required by section one of this act shall not 
take effect until a copy thereof, duly attested by the clerk 
or secretary of said board or of said police commissioner, 
has been filed by him in the office of the secretary of the 
Commonweal til. 

Section 3. A change of location by a corporation con- 
trary to the provisions of this act shall be sufficient cause 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 388, 339. 291 

for the revocation of its charter bv the secretary of the ^au^e f"r 

" '' revocation of 

CoinillOnwealth. charter. 

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

Approved April 21t, 1907. 

An Act to authorize the city of fall river to incur (7/^^19.338 
indebtedness for school purposes. -^ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Fall River, to enable it to The city of 
acquire land for school purposes and to build schoolhouses, may borrow 
may incur indebtedness, beyond its debt limit as fixed by ™hoof pur- 
law, to an amount not exceeding two hundred thousand p°s®^- 
dollars, and may issue bonds, notes or scrip therefor, in 
such amounts, of such denominations, payable within such 
periods, not exceeding twenty years from the dates thereof, 
and bearing such rate of interest, not exceeding four per 
cent per annum, as its city council may determine. The sinking fund, 
city shall provide a sinking fund to redeem the said securi- 
ties as specified in section twelve of chapter twenty-seven 
of the Revised Laws, or shall, at the time of making said 
loan, provide for the payment thereof in such annual pro- 
portionate payments as will extinguish the debt within 
the time prescribed by this act; and thereafter, without 
further action by the city, the amount required for such 
pa^nnents shall annually be assessed by the assessors of 
the city in the same manner in which other taxes are as- 
sessed, until the debt is extinguished. 

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

Approved April 2J^, 1907. 



Cha2?.3n9 



An Act relative to the newton police benefit associa- 
tion, INCORPORATED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The ISTewton Police Benefit Association, The Newton 
Incorporated, a corporation duly established by law, is Asiocla^i^^, ^ 
hereby authorized, acting by its board of directors, to pay may'^ay'death 
or cause to be paid from its special fund to anj^ member benefits. 
in good standing, upon the death of his \yiie, the sum of 
two hundred dollars. 

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

Approved April 2Jk, 1907. 



292 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 340, 341. 



Unclaimed 
deposits in 
savings banks, 
etc., to be 
paid to tlie 
treasurer and 
receiver 
general in 
certain cases. 



Chap.^iQ An Act relative to unclaimed deposits in savings banks. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The probate court shall, upon the applica- 
tion of the attorney-general and after pnblic notice, order 
and decree that all amounts of money heretofore or here- 
after deposited with any savings bank or trnst company 
to the credit of depositors Avho have not made a deposit on 
said account or withdrawni any part thereof or the inter- 
est, or on whose pass books the interest has not been added, 
which shall have remained unclaimed for more than thirty 
years after the date of such last deposit, withdrawal of 
any part of principal or interest, or adding of interest on 
the pass book, and for which no claimant is knowTi or the 
depositor of it cannot be found, shall, with the increase 
and proceeds thereof, be paid to the treasurer and receiver 
general to be held and used by him according to law, sub- 
ject to be repaid to the person having and establishing a 
lawful right thereto, with interest at the rate of three per 
cent per annum from the time when it was so paid to said 
treasurer to the time when it is paid over by him to such 
person. 

Section 2. Any person claiming a right to money 
deposited with the treasurer and receiver general under 
the provisions of the preceding section of this act, or of 
section fifty-five of chapter one hundred and thirteen, or 
of section sixteen of chapter one hundred and sixteen of 
the Revised Laws, and acts in amendment thereof and in 
addition thereto, may cstaHish the same by a petition to 
the superior court as provided in section one of chapter 
two hundred and one of the Eevised Laws, as amended by 
section one of chapter three hundred and seventy of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and five. 

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

Approved April 2Jt, 1907. 



Persons 
claiming cer- 
tain rights 
may petition 
the superior 
court, etc. 



ChapMl 



The city of 
Lynn may 
borrow money 
for the purpose 
of erecting a 
city stable. 



An Act to authorize the city of lynn to incur indebt- 
edness FOR the erection OF A STABLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of purchasing land and 
erecting thereon a stable suitable for the accommodation 
of the highway and other city departments the city of 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 342. 293 

luXTm may incur indebtedness to an amount not exceeding 
one hundred thousand dolhirs, beyond the limit of indebt- 
edness fixed by law, and may from time to time issue 
bonds, notes or scrip therefor, payable at periods not ex- 
ceeding twenty years from the dates of issue, and bearing 
interest at a rate not exceeding four per cent per annum. 

Section 2. The city council shall at the time of an- Payment of 
thorizing said loan provide for the payment thereof in 
such annual proportionate payments as will extinguish 
the same within the time prescribed in this act, and there- 
after, without further action of the city council, the amount 
required for such payments shall annually be assessed by 
the assessors of the city in the same manner in which other 
taxes are assessed under the provisions of section thirty- 
seven of chapter twelve of the Revised Laws, until the 
debt so incurred is extinguished. 

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

Approved April 29, 1907. 

An Act to authorize the city of Springfield to acquire Chap.'d4^ 

LONG hill cemetery FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., os folloirs: 

Section 1. Tlie city of Springfield by its city council g'^riiftieM 
may at any time within one year after the passage of this may ^-^ 
act take or acquire, by purchase or otherwise, and hold, for school 
maintain and improve for school purposes, that tract of 
land, situate on the southerly side of Sumner avenue in 
said city, conveyed to the proprietors of Long Hill ceme- 
tery by Ezra Osborne, by deed dated April 2, 1850, re- 
corded in Hampden county registry of deeds, in book 177, 
page 180. 

Section 2. Said city, after taking said cemetery, shall, pe°rsons°^ 
at its expense, remove the bodies interred therein to other interred in the 

i . ' land taken to 

suitable burial places, and remove all headstones and other be removed. 

... . . etc. 

monuments now standing in said cemetery, and, in a suit- 
able manner, replace the same at or over the graves in the 
new burial places so that the bodies interred therein shall 
be indicated as they were in the said Long Hill cemetery. 

Section o. The city shall within sixty days after ac- Description 
quiring the said land, otherwise than by purchase or gift, land taken to 
cause to be recorded in the registry of deeds for the county ^ '^^'^'^^ ^ ' 
of Hampden a description and plan thereof, with a state- 



294 



Acts, 1907. — Ciiaps. 343, 844. 



Damages. 



ment of the purposes for which the land was taken, which 
statement shall be signed bj the mayor; and upon such 
recording title to the land shall vest in the city. 

Section 4. Said city shall pay all damages to property 
sustained by any person by the taking by it of the afore- 
said land, and any such person who fails to agree with the 
city as to the amount of such damages may have them as- 
sessed and determined in the manner provided by law in 
the case of land taken for the laying out of highways, on 
application at anj' time within one year after the taking 
of said land. 

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

Approved April 29, 1907. 



C'Aaj9.343 An Act to provide that contracts made by cities shall 

BE OPEN TO INSPECTION BY THE PUBLIC. 



Contracts 
made by 
cities to be 
open to pub- 
lic inspection. 



Penalty. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1, It shall be the duty of any city officei* who 
makes or executes a contract on behalf of the city to fur- 
nish the said contract or a copy thereof to the city clerk 
within one week after its execution ; and it shall be the 
duty of the city clerk to keep the said contract or copy on 
file where it may be inspected by any person during busi- 
ness hours. Such contracts or copies shall be kept in a 
book by themselves or in several books, arranged accord- 
ing to the subject of the contract, or in other convenient 
form, and an index to the subject-matter of the contracts 
and to the names of the contractors shall be made semi- 
annually, and shall also be open to public inspection in 
some convenient form. 

Section 2, A city clerk or otlier city officer who fails 
to comply with the provisions of this act shall be subject 
to a fine of not less than ten nor more than one hundred 
dollars for each offence. Approved April 29, 1907. 



CAaw. 344 An Act to establish salaries for the civil service com- 
missioners. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folJoirs: 

ftc^amendld Section 1. Scctiou ouc of chapter nineteen of the Re- 
vised Laws, as amended by chapter one hundred and fifty- 
nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six, is 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 345. 295 

hereby further amended by striking out all after the word 
"' designate ", in the ninth line, and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — The chairman of the commission 
shall receive an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars 
and each of the other commissioners an annual salary of 
twelve hundred dollars, together with the travelling ex- 
penses incurred in the performance of their official duties, 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The governor civil service 
shall annually, in May or June, with the advice and con- appd^ntm°en't, 

,(■,1 •! •, '"I • •■ salaries, etc. 

sent 01 the council, appoint a civil service commissioner 
for a term of three years from the first Monday of July 
following. All appointments shall be so made that not 
more than two coimnissioners shall at the time of any 
appointment be members of the same political party. The 
chairman of the commission shall at all times be such one 
of the three commissioners as the governor shall designate. 
The chairman of the commission shall receive an annual 
salary of fifteen hundred dollars and each of the other 
commissioners an annual salary of twelve hundred dollars, 
together ^\■ith the travelling expenses incurred in the per- 
formance of their official duties. 

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

Approved April 29, 1007. 

An Act to authorize the town of franklin to issue a Qfiap.34:5 

WATER LOAN AND TO ESTABLISH A BOARD OF WATER AND 
SEWER COMMISSIONERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and eighty-two of ete^'ame^nded'' 
the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three, as 
amended by chapter four hundred and fifty-eight of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and three, is hereby 
further amended by striking out section ten and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: — Section 10. The Franklin 
said town may, for the purposes of paying the cost of '^ '^'^ 
said franchise and corporate property and the necessary 
expenses and liabilities incurred under the provisions of 
this act, issue from time to time notes or bonds to an 
amount not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars. Such 
notes or bonds shall bear on their face the words, Franklin 
Water Loan, shall be payable at periods not exceeding 
thirty years from the date of issue, shall bear interest pay- 



296 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 345. 



May raise by 
taxation 
money for 
improving 
water works, 
etc. 



Water ami 
sewer com- 
missioners, 
election, 
terms, etc. 



able semi-annTially at a rate not exceeding fonr per cent 
per annnm, and shall be signed by the treasurer of the 
town and countersigned by the commissioners having charge 
of the water department of the town at the time of the 
issue of such notes or bonds. The to^vn, at the time of 
authorizing the said loan, shall provide for its payment 
in such annual payments, beginning not later than two 
years after the date of the first issue of any such notes or 
bonds, as will extinguish the debt within the time pre- 
scribed in this act ; and when a vote to that effect has been 
passed the amount required shall, without further vote, 
be assessed by the assessors of the town annually until the 
debt incurred by the loan is extinguished. The town shall 
also raise annually a sum which with the income derived 
from the water rates will be sufficient to pay the current 
annual expenses of operating the water works and the in- 
terest as it accrues on the aforesaid notes or bonds. The 
town may sell the said securities at public or private sale 
or pledge the same for money borrowed for the purpose 
of this act upon such terms and conditions as it may deem 
expedient. 

Section 2. The said town is also authorized, acting by 
a majority vote of the voters present and voting at a town 
meeting duly called for the purpose, to raise by taxation 
any sum, not exceeding three thousand dollars in any one 
year, for the purpose of enlarging or improving its water 
works or ajipliances. 

Section ?>. The said town shall, at a meeting duly 
called for the purpose, Avithin three months after the pas- 
sage of tliis act, elect by ballot in the manner in which 
other officers of the town are elected, three persons, legal 
voters of the town, to l)e the board of water and sewer 
commissioners, and to hold office one until the expiration 
of three years, one until the expiration of two years 
and one until the expiration of one year from the next 
succeeding annual towm meeting, and at each annual 
town meeting thereafter one such commissioner shall be 
so elected for a term of three years. Any vacancy in the 
board arising from any other cause than the ex]uration of 
a term may be filled at a special town meeting if the 
selectmen so determine. Tlie said board shall have all the 
authority given to the water commissioners by said chap- 
ter one hundred and einlitv-two of the acts of the je&r 



Acts, 1907.— Chaps. 346, 347. 297 

eighteen hundred and eighty-three and by any amendments 
thereof and also all the authority given by law to sewer 
commissioners. 

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

Approved May 1, 1907. 



ChapM6 



An Act to authorize the now and then association of 
salem to hold real and personal estate. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The jSTow and Then Association of Salem, The Now 
a fraternal beneficiary corporation organized under chap- A^sociatron of 
ter one hundred and nineteen of the Revised Laws, is hoid"?errand 
hereby authorized to hold real and personal estate to an e^t^|°e"^' 
amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars. 

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

Approved May 1, 1907. 

An Act to provide for the compensation of the county (JJ^i^j 347 

commissioners of the county of BRISTOL AS MEMBERS ^ ' 

OF THE JOINT BOARD HAVING CHARGE OF THE CONSTRUCTION 
OF A BRIDGE OVER TAUNTON GREAT RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section six of chapter four hundred and sixty-two of anfffiidexL ^ ^' 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and three is hereby 
amended by inserting after the words '' harbor and land 
commissioners ", in the thirty-third line, the words: — the 
board of county commissioners, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Seciion 6. Within twenty days after the entry Payment of 

f T .1 , ,1." " . ^ ,1 .'t assessments, 

01 a decree or judgment eonnrming said report by said etc. 
court the said clerk shall transmit a true and attested copy 
of said judgment or decree to said county commissioners, 
and also a copy to each of the cities, towns and railroad 
and street railway corporations affected by said report ; and 
within ninety days thereafter each of said cities, towns, 
railroad and street railway corporations liable under said 
report and decree to contribute to the payment of the 
construction of said bridge, approaches and ways, and to 
the payment of damages for acquiring the same, shall pay 
their proportion of said expenses into the treasury of said 
county of Bristol. After the entry of said judgment or 
decree by said court said county commissioners shall cause 



298 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 348. 



Care, main- 
tenance, etc., 
of bridge, etc 



notice thereof to be served upon the cities and towns in 
said county of Bristol, and said railroad and street rail- 
way corporations; and said notice, with the return of ser- 
vice thereon, shall be filed in the superior court in said 
county of Bristol ; and thereaf terwards the care, mainte- 
nance and costs of repairs of said bridge, approaches and 
ways, abutments and piers shall be transferred to and de- 
volve upon said cities, towns, railroad and street railway 
corporations respectively charged therewith by said judg- 
ment or decree. If any city, town or corporation neglects 
or refuses to pay its proportionate j)art of said expenses 
as required by said judgment or decree, said county com- 
missioners shall, after due notice, issue a warrant against 
said city, town or corporation for the sum it was ordered 
to pay, with interest and costs, the same to be collected 
and paid into the county treasury to be applied in pay- 
Compensation mcut of cxjicnses as aforcsaid. The members of the 
sioners, etc. board of railroad commissioners, the board of harbor and 
land commissioners, the board of county commissioners 
and the special commission appointed under this act shall 
receive such compensation as the governor and council 
shall approve, the same to be paid by the county of Bris- 
tol. The superior court shall have jurisdiction in equity 
to carry out the provisions of this act. 

Approved May 1, 1907. 



R. L. 176, § 4, 
amended. 



(7/ia/?.348 An Act relative to juries and jury service. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section four of chapter one hundred and 
seventy-six of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by 
striking out the words " in January or February ", in the 
third and fourth lines, and inserting in place thereof the 
words : — before the first day of July, — and by insert- 
ing after the word " jurors ", in the seventh line, the 
words : — But neither the board of registrars of voters of 
any city nor the board of election commissioners of the 
city of Boston shall place the name of any person on said 
list until after such board shall have fairly and fully in- 
vestigated by inquiries at his place of residence and busi- 
ness or employment, or by other means, his reputation, 
character and fitness for such service. The board may, 
in making such investigations, request the chief of police 
or the police commissioner, or the officer having charge 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 348. 299 

of the police, of its city to obtain, so far as is possible, 
and furnish to it, information concerning the qualifica- 
tions of any inhabitant thereof for jury service. Such 
board or any member thereof may request of any and all 
persons such information as they may have concerning 
the character and fitness or qualifications for jury service 
of any person. It shall be the duty of all persons upon 
such request to answer all questions and to give to said 
board or any jnember thereof such information as they 
may have, relating to the character or fitness for jury ser- 
vice of any person concerning whom such request is made, 
which information shall be regarded as confidential. To 
the name of each juror on said list shall be appended his 
place of residence and of business or occupation, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section Jf. The board of registrars Preparation 
of voters in every city, except Boston, and in Boston the jurors! etc. 
board of election commissioners, and the selectmen of 
tOMTis shall annually, before the first day of July, prepare 
a list of such inhabitants of the city or to^vn, of good 
moral character, of sound judgment and free from all 
legal exceptions, not absolutely exempt from jury service, 
as they think qualified to serve as jurors. But neither the 
board of registrars of voters of any city nor the board of 
election commissioners of the city of Boston shall place 
the name of any person on said list until after such board 
shall have fairly and fully investigated by inquiries at his 
place of residence and business or emplo\mient, or by other 
means, his reputation, character and fitness for such ser- 
vice. The board may, in making such investigations, re- 
quest the chief of police or the police commissioner, or the 
officer having charge of the police, of its city to obtain, so 
far as is possible, and furnish to it, information concern- 
ing the qualifications of any inhabitant thereof for jury 
service. Such board or any member thereof may request 
of any and all persons such information as they may have 
concerning the character and fitness or qualifications for 
jury service of any person. It shall be the duty of all 
persons upon such request to answer all questions and to 
give to said board or any member thereof such informa- 
tion as they may have relating to the character or fitness 
for jury service of any person concerning whom such re- 
quest is made, which information shall be regarded as 
confidential. To the name of each juror on said list shall 
be appended his place of residence and of business or 



300 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 348. 



Penalty for 
putting on 
jury list unfit 
persons, etc. 



Additional 
penalty. 



Certain ques- 
tions to be 
referred to 
the municipal 
court of 
Boston. 



R. L. 176, § 5, 
amended. 



Jury list to be 
printed, etc. 



occupation. Such lists shall include not less than one for 
every one hnndred inhabitants of the city or town, nor 
more than one for every sixty inhabitants, according to 
the latest census, state or national, but in the counties of 
Nantucket or Dukes County, it may include one for every 
thirty inhabitants. 

Section 2. Whoever being a registrar of voters or an 
election commissioner shall put or cause to be put upon 
the jury list the name of any person for any reason other 
than his judgment in good faith of the qualifications and 
fitness of such person for such jury service, shall be pun- 
ished by imprisonment in the jail or house of correction 
for a term not exceeding one year or by fine not exceeding 
five hundred dollars, and the non-performance of the re- 
quirements of section one of this act by such registrar or 
commissioner shall also be sufficient ground for his re- 
moval from office. 

Section 3. Whoever shall in any manner solicit or 
request an election commissioner or registrar of voters to 
put upon a jury list the name of the person so soliciting 
or requesting, or the name of any other person, shall be 
punished by imprisonment in the house of correction for 
a term not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding 
five hundred dollars. 

Section 4. If any question concerning the preparation 
of said jury list arises, as to which the election commis- 
sioners are equally divided, it shall be referred to the 
chief justice of the municipal court of the city of Boston, 
or, in case of his absence or disability, to the senior jus- 
tice of said court, and his decision on the question shall 
be final. 

Section 5. Chapter one hundred and seventy-six of 
the Eevised Laws is hereby amended by striking out sec- 
tion five and inserting in place thereof, the following: — 
Section. 5. Jury lists prepared as above provided shall, 
before the first day of August of each year, be printed 
with the address and occupation of each juror, and a copy 
thereof shall be delivered to the mayor or selectmen and 
to the clerk of the city or town to which such list relates, 
and to the clerks and assistant clerks of the supreme judi- 
cial and superior courts in the county in which such city 
or tow^n is situated, to lie by said clerks and assistant clerks 
kept for the use of said courts. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 348. 301 

Section 6. Section six of said chapter one hundred ^- ^i''?' § ^■ 

1 ••11 1 1 1 -1 • 1 amended. 

and seventy-six is hereby amended by striking out the 
words '^ as revised and accepted ", in the first line, and 
inserting in place thereof the words : — prepared as pro- 
vided in this chapter, — so as to read as follows : — Sec- Revision of 
tion 6. If the list prepared as provided in this chapter ^"''^ ''^*' ^'*^' 
includes less than one juror for every one hundred in- 
habitants of a city, said board of registrars of voters or 
said board of election commissioners shall prepare, post 
and submit as aforesaid a further list and like proceed- 
ings shall be had as in the case of the original list, until 
the required number of jurors is obtained. 

Section 7. Section seven of said chapter one hundred ^- ^iL^- ^ '^' 

. . , , ^ . . amended. 

and seventy-six is hereby amended by striking out the 
words " revising the list ", in the first line, and inserting 
in place thereof the words : — of aldermen or the single 
legislative board of cities having such single board, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 7. In cities the board of Deposit of 

1 • 1 • 1 • 1 !/■•• names in 

aldermen or the single legislative board of cities having boxes, 
such single board, and in towns the selectmen shall cause 
the names on the list as completed to be written each on 
a separate ballot and shall roll or fold the ballots so as to 
resemble each other as much as possible and so that the 
name written thereon shall not be visible on the outside, 
and shall place the ballots in a box which shall be kept by 
the city or town clerk for the purpose. 

Section S. Section eight of said chapter one hundred ^- ^-P^- § ^• 

. . , , 111 • amended. 

and seventy-six is hereby amended by striking out all after 

the word " immorality ", in the third line, and inserting 

in place thereof the words: — or is found by the justice 

holding court to be unqualified or unfit to serve as a juror 

he may be relieved by said justice from sitting in any 

case, or his name may be ordered by the justice to be 

stricken from the jury list, — so as to read as follows : — 

Section S. If a person whose name has been so placed in withdrawal 

the jury box is convicted of a scandalous crime or is guilty ° °^"^^^- 

of gross immorality, or is found by the justice holding 

court to be unqualified or unfit to serve as a juror he may 

be relieved by said justice from sitting in any case, or his 

name may be ordered by the justice to be stricken from 

the jury list. 

Section 9. This act shall take efPect on the first day when to take 
of July in the year nineteen hundred and seven. 

Approved May 3, 1907. 



302 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 349. 



1895, 488, § 3, 
etc., amended. 



To construct, 
etc., a system 
of metro- 
politan water 
works, etc 



(7Aa».349 An Act relative to supplying certain cities and towns 
WITH water from the metropolitan water system. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter four hundred 
and eighty-eight of the acts of the year eighteen hundred 
and ninety-five, as amended by chapter three hundred and 
ninety-two of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-eight, and by chapter three hundred and forty-nine 
of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, 
is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
*' and ", in the twenty-seventh line, the words : — in case 
of tire or other emergency, — ■ and by striking out the word 
" other ", in the twenty-eighth line, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 3. Said board, acting for the Com- 
monwealth, shall construct, maintain and operate a system 
of metropolitan water works substantially in accordance 
with the plans and recommendations of the state board of 
health, contained in their report to the legislature of the 
year eighteen hundred and ninety-five, and shall provide 
thereby a sufKcient supply of pure water for the following 
named cities and towns, and the inhabitants thereof, to 
wit : — The cities of Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Maiden, 
Medford, ISTewton and Somerville, and the towns of 
Belmont, Hyde Park, Melrose, Revere, Watertown and 
Winthrop, which cities and towns shall constitute the 
Metropolitan Water District; shall secure and protect the 
purity of said water ; shall on application furnish water 
to any city or town aforesaid that at the time of applica- 
tion owns its water pipe system; shall on application 
admit any other city or town, any part of which is within 
ten miles of the state house, into said water district, and 
furnish water to the same on the terms prescribed by this 
act for the cities and tovms aforesaid, and on such pay- 
ment of money as said board may -determine ; shall on 
application furnish water to any water company owning 
the water pipe system in any town within said ten miles, 
on such water company assuming the assessments of the 
town, if any, and making such payment of money as said 
board may determine; and in case of fire or other emer- 
gency may from time to time furnish water to any city, 
town or water company, on such payment of money as 
said board may determine: provided, that any such city 



Metropolitan 

Water 

District. 



Certain other 
cities and 
towns may be 
admitted. 



Proviso. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 350. 303 

or towTi last referred to shall first have acquired the works 
of any water company therein situated, constructed for the 
purpose of supplying said city or town or its inhabitants 
with water. All payments of money aforesaid shall be 
distributed to the cities and towns in said district in pro- 
j)ortion to the total amoimt of the annual assessments 
theretofore 2>aid by them respectively. Said board shall 
furnish said water to the city, town or company, by de- 
livering the same into a main water pipe, reservoir or 
tank of the city, town or company, under sufficient pres- 
sure for use without local pumping, unless delivered in 
some other manner by mutual agreement between the 
parties interested ; and shall have the direction and control 
of the connections between the metropolitan and local sys- 
tems. Said board may utilize the fall of water at any 
dam under their charge, and may thereby produce power 
or electricity, and may transmit such po^ver or electricity 
by pipes, wires, or other suitable means, and sell the same, 
or the right to use such water, by written or other con- 
tract, to run for a term not exceeding fifteen years. Any 
person or corporation authorized by said board shall have 
all the powers relating to the production, sale and trans- 
mission of power and electricity given by this act to said 
board. 

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

Approved May 3, 1907. 

An Act relative to the charter of the security loan /^^^^ Qfcn 

ASSOCIATION. -^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter three hundred and i905 334, § 2, 
thirty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
five is hereby amended by striking out the words " one 
hundred and ", in the second and in the sixth and seventh 
lines, respectively, and also by striking out the word 
'^ may ", in the tenth line, and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — shall increase its capital stock to the amount 
of seventy-five thousand dollars on or before the first day 
of July in the year nineteen hundred and nine, and may 
further, — so as to read as follows : — Section 2. The capital 
capital stock of said corporation shall be fifty thousand ^tock, etc. 
dollars,- to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars 
each, and to be paid for at such times and in such manner 



304 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 351. 

Proviso. as tlie board of directors shall decide: provided, that no 

business shall be transacted bj said corporation until said 
amount of fifty thousand dollars is subscribed for and 
actually paid in; and no certificate of shares shall be 
issued until the par value of such shares shall have actu- 
ally been paid in in cash. The said corporation shall 
increase its capital stock to the amount of seventy-five 
thousand dollars on or before the first day of July in the 
year nineteen hundred aud nine, and may further increase 
its capital stock from time to time until the same amounts 
to three hundred thousand dollars. 

extended. Section 2. The time within which said corporation 

is authorized to do business is hereby extended until the 

first day of July in the year nineteen hundred and eight. 

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

Approved May 3, 1907. 

Chap.351 An Act relative to mortgages of co-operative banks. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Mortgages of Section 1. Any co-opcrativc bank shall have authority 

co-operative . . 

banks. fo insert in its form of real estate mortgage a clause pro- 

viding that in case of any loss by fire on the mortgaged 
property in respect to which the fire insurance company 
or companies shall deny liability as to the insured, the 
bank shall have the power, at its option, to assign the debt 
and note for which the mortgage was given and also the 
mortgage to the insurance company or companies upon 
payment to the bank by such company or companies of 
the amount due upon the mortgage loan at the time of the 
fire, together with the unpaid interest, premium and fines, 
if any, accrued thereon at the date of such assignment, 
less the value of the forfeited shares as hereinafter pro- 
vided, whereupon the note and mortgage shall forthwith 
become a note and mortgage for such total bnlauce due, 
payable upon demand with interest semi-annually at the 
same rate, including premium, if any, as therein stated, 
the first payment of interest to be due six months after 
the date of the assignment, and any shares of the bank 
pledged as security for the note and mortgage loan shall 
be forfeited by the bank immediately before the execution 
and delivery to the insurance company or companies of 
such assignment, and the withdrawal value of shares so 
forfeited shall, at the time of the assignment, be credited 



" Acts, 1907. — Chap. 352. 305 

as a part payment on said mortgage loan, the balance 
thereof being the balance of the loan due at the time of 
the assignment to the insurance company or companies as 
aforesaid. 

Section 2. Any mortgage note taken under the provi- notes'^to ^n- 
sions of this act shall contain proper reference thereto. rlference'''^ 

Approved May 3, 1907. 

An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to incur QJian.S52 

INDEBTEDNESS, BEYOND THE LIMIT FIXED BY LAW, FOR 
ACQUIRING LAND AND FOR CONSTRUCTING AND EQUIPPING. 
THEREON A BUILDING FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford, for the purpose The city of 
of acquiring a suitable site and for constructing thereon a may borrow 
building for municipal purposes, and for equipping the buifdmgTor 
same, may incur indebtedness to an amount not exceeding puI.poseb^' 
three hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds, notes 
or scrip therefor, to be denominated on the face thereof, 
]^ew Bedford Municipal Building Loan, Act of 1907. 
Such bonds, notes or scrip shall be signed by the treasurer 
of the city and countersigned by the mayor. They shall 
be payable at the expiration of periods not exceeding twenty 
years from the dates of issue, shall bear interest at a rate 
not exceeding four per cent per annum, and shall not be 
reckoned in determining the statutory limit of indebted- 
ness of the city. The city may sell such securities at pub- 
lic or private sale or pledge the same for money borrowed 
for the purposes aforesaid, upon such terms and conditions 
as it may deem proper: provided, that they shall not be Proviso, 
sold or pledged for less than their par value. 

Section 2. The city at the time of authorizing said 1^^^'^*'°^ 
loan shall provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
proportionate payments as will extinguish the same within 
the time prescribed in this act ; and when such provision 
has been made the amount required thereby shall without 
further vote annually be assessed by the assessors of the 
city, in the same manner in which other taxes are assessed, 
until the said debt is extinguished. 

Section 3. For the purpose of acquiring land neces- Land maybe 
sary upon which to construct said building the city of N'ew of eminent ^ ' 
Bedford may take the same by right of eminent domain. ^°'^*"*- 

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

Approved May 3, 1907. 



306 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 353, 354. 



The city of 
New Bedford 
may borrow 
money for 
reconstructing 
its city hall as 
a public 
library 
building. 



Chap.S5S An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to incur 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECONSTRUCTING ITS 
EXISTING CITY HALL AS A PUBLIC LIBRARY BUILDING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Xew Bedford, for the purpose 
of repairing, altering and reconstructing its existing city 
hall so as to adapt it for use as a public library, and for 
the purpose of equipping the same with the necessary fur- 
nishings of a public library, may incur indebtedness to an 
amount not exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand dol- 
lars, and may issue bonds, notes or scrip therefor, to be 
denominated on the face thereof. New Bedford Library 
Loan, Act of 1907. Such bonds, notes or scrip shall be 
signed by the treasurer of the city and countersigTied by 
the mayor, shall be payable at the expiration of periods 
not exceeding twenty years from the dates of issue, and 
shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four per cent 
per annum, and shall not be reckoned in determining the 
statutory limit of indebtedness of the city. The city may 
sell such securities at public or private sale or pledge the 
same for monej'^ borrowed for the purposes aforesaid, upon 
such terms and conditions as it may deem proper: jrro- 
rided, that they shall not be sold or pledged for less than 
their par value. 

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

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

Approved May 3, 1907. 



Proviso. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Chap.354: An Act to provide for the compensation of agents for 

THE BURIAL OF INDIGENT SOLDIERS AND SAILORS. 



1904,381, § 17, 
amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seventeen of chapter three hundred 
and eighty-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and four is hereby amended by striking out the words 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 354. 307 

" shall serve without compensation ", in the third and 
fourth lines, so as to read as follows: — Section 11. The Burial agent 
mayor of each city and the selectmen of each town or, in towns de"ig- 
Boston, the soldiers' relief commissioner, shall designate ^^non, powers. 
a burial agent, who shall not be one of the overseers of 
the poor or be employed bv them, and who shall, under 
regulations established by the conunissioner of state aid, 
cause to be properly interred the body of any honorably 
discharged soldier, sailor or marine who served in the 
army or navy of the United States during the war of the 
rebellion, or during the Avar between the United States 
and Spain after the fourteenth day of February and prior 
to the twelfth day of August in the year eighteen hundred 
and ninety-eight, and the body of his wife, widow or de- 
pendent mother, and the bodies of such army nurses as 
are entitled to st^te aid under section three of this act, if 
they die without sufficient means to defray funeral ex- 
penses ; but no wife or Avidow of any soldier, sailor or 
marine of the civil war shall be entitled to the benefits of 
this section unless she was married to him prior to the 
year eighteen hundred and eighty, and no Avife or AvidoAv 
of any soldier, sailor or marine of the Spanish war unless 
she Avas married to him prior to the first day of January 
in the year nineteen hundred and one. If an interment 
has taken place without the knoAvledge of the burial agent, 
application may be made to him Avithin thirty days after 
the date of the death, and if upon inA^estigation he shall 
find that the deceased Avas Avithin the provisions of this 
section and the rules of the commissioner of state aid, he 
may certify the same as provided in the following section. 

SECTioisr 2. Section eighteen of said chapter three hun- 1904. 3si,§ is. 
dred and eighty-one is hereby amended by striking out the ^'»«°'^i*''i- 
Avord " thirty-five ", in the second line, and inserting in 
place thereof the Avord : — thirty-seven, — and by insert- 
ing after the Avord " dollars ", in the same line, the words: 
— two dollars of which shall be paid as compensation to 
the burial agent wdio has caused such interment to be 
made, — so as to read as follows: — Section 18. The ex- Expense of 
pense of such burial shall not exceed thirty-seven dollars, '^""»'' ^t'=- 
tAvo dollars of AA^iieh shall be paid as compensation to the 
burial agent AAdio has caused such interment to be made. 
It shall not be made in any cemetery or burial ground 
which is used exclusiA-ely for the burial of the pauper 



308 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 355. 



Cities and 
towns to be 
reimbursed, 
etc. 



When to take 
effect. 



dead, or in any part so nsed of any cemetery or bnrial 
gronnd. Relatives of the deceased who are nnable to bear 
the expense of burial may be allowed to conduct the 
funeral. The full amount so expended, the name of the 
deceased soldier, sailor or marine, the regiment, company 
or vessel in which he served, the date of death, place of 
interment, and in case of a wife or widow the name of the 
husband and date of marriage, and such other details as 
the commissioner of state aid may require, shall be certi- 
fied under oath to him, in such manner as he may approve, 
by the burial agent and the treasurer of the city or town 
expending the amount, within ninety days after burial; 
and said commissioner shall endorse upon the certificate 
his allowance of such amounts as in his judgment have 
been paid and reported according to this chapter, and 
shall transmit such certificate to the auditor. The amounts 
legally paid and so allowed, with no expense for disburse- 
ment, shall be reimbursed by the Commonwealth to the 
several cities and towns on or before the tenth day of 
December in the year after the expenditures have been 
made. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect on the first day 
of June in the year nineteen hundred and seven. 

Approved May 3, 1001. 



Chap.355 An Act to prohibit the admission of a child under four- 
teen YEARS OF AGE TO PLACES OF AMUSEMENT AFTER SUN- 
SET, UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section one hundred and eighty-four of chapter one 
hundred and two of the Revised Laws, as amended by 
chapter one hundred and seven of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and six, is hereby further amended by 
striking out said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 18 If. AVhoever, himself or by 
his servant or agent, admits a child under the age of four- 
teen years to any licensed show or place of amusement 
unless such child is accompanied by a person above the 
age of twenty-one years, shall, on complaint of a parent 
or guardian of the child or of any police officer or of a 
truant officer of the city or town in which the child is so 
admitted, be punished by a fine of not more than one hun- 



R. L. 102, 
§ 184, etc., 
amended. 



Admission of 
children to 
places of 
amusement 
regulated. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 356, 357. 309 

dred dollars; but he shall not be liable to said fine if a 
child apparently fourteen years of age has obtained ad- 
mission by any written misrepresentation or by any nn- 
anthorized entrance to said place of anmsement, or has 
entered with and apparently in the company of a person 
above the age of twenty-one years but does not remain 
with such person, provided the person in charge of said 
place of amusement shall remove such child immediately 
from said place of amusement upon knowledge of the fact 
that the child is under fourteen years of age and not then 
accompanied by a person above the age of twenty-one 
years. The provisions of this section shall not apply to 
shows or entertainments which take place before sunset. 

Approved May 3, 1907. 

An Act relative to the organization op the massachu- QJiap.S56 

SETTS VOLUNTEER MILITIA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The commander-in-chief shall from time Organization 
to time prescribe in orders the organization of the Massa- Chusetts**^*^^' 
chusetts volunteer militia in such a manner as to make miiitiar'^ 
the said organization conform to the requirements for the 
volunteer militia under the laws of the United States. 

Section 2. Whenever, by authority of this act or by Duties of the 

... 1 .1 -,'... ^ '. , . . commander- 

existing law, the commander-m-chiei increases the mini- in-chief 

mum of any organization of the militia to conform to the an1ncr*ease 

directions issued by the president of the United States or mJnof!"''^''^'^ 

by the United States war department, he shall increase 

the maximum number authorized to be enlisted by an 

amount not in excess of the number by which he has so 

raised the minimum. 

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

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

Approved May 3, 1907. 



Chap357 



An Act relative to the appointment of nurses by the 

SCHOOL committee OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The school committee of the city of Bos- School com- 
ton shall appoint one supervising female nurse and so Boston°o 
many district female nurses as in their opinion are neces- nS?s°etVtT^'^ 



310 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 358. 



Regulations 
as to appoint- 
ment of 
nurses, etc. 



Appropria- 
tions for 
expenses. 



sary. The said nurses shall hold office for such terms as 
the school committee may determine and shall perform 
such duties as the committee may designate, but more 
particularly they shall assist the medical inspectors in their 
work in the public schools of the city, seeing that the direc- 
tions given by the inspectors are carried out, and giving 
such instruction to the pupils as will promote their physi- 
cal welfare. 

Section 2. No person shall be appointed as one of the 
said nurses unless she has taken a course of instruction in, 
and has graduated from, some hospital or similar institu- 
tion giving a course of instruction in nursing at least two 
years in length, and has presented to the school committee 
satisfactory evidence that she possesses good character and 
health, nor unless, in addition, she shall have passed an 
examination given under the direction of the school com- 
mittee and designed to test the applicant's training, knowl- 
edge, character, experience and aptness for the work. 

SectiojST 3. To meet the expense incurred under this 
act the school committee of the city may appropriate, in 
addition to the amounts allowed by chapter four hundred 
and forty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and one, and in the same manner in which other appro- 
priations for the support of the public schools of the city 
are made by the school committee, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars in the current financial year, and in 
each year thereafter two cents upon each one thousand 
dollars of the valuation upon which the appropriations of 
the city council of the city are based. 

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

Approved Maij 3, 1907. 



Cha2).^58 Ax Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HOSPITAL SCHOOL. 



Massachusetts 
hospital school. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of twelve thousand dollars is 
hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the 
Commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the mainte- 
nance of the Massachusetts hospital school. 

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

Approved May 3, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 359, 360. 311 



,, J..^V/l. ^Xl^C^^. ^^^, 



An Act to establish the salaries of the messengers of nj^nj. Qr;Q 

THE SERGEAXT-AT-ARMS. "' 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUows: 

Section 1. Section ten of chapter ten of the Revised '^- L- lo, § lo. 

i etc., amended. 

Laws, as amended bj chapter four hundred and fifty-five 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and three and by 
section two of chapter two hundred and eighteen of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and five, is hereby fur- 
ther amended by striking out the word " eleven ", in the 
fourth line, and inserting in place thereof the word : — 
twelve, — so as to read as follows : — Section 1 0. The Salary of 
annual salary of the sergeant-at-arms shall be thirty-five armretc* " 
hundred dollars; of his first clerk, twenty-two hundred 
dollars ; of each of his messengers, twelve hundred dollars ; 
of the clerk of the legislative document division, twelve 
hundred dollars ; of the messenger to the treasurer and 
receiver general, sixteen hundred dollars. The compensa- 
tion of the watchmen at the state house shall be twelve 
hundred dollars a year, and that of the assistant watchmen 
at the state house shall be eleven hundred dolhirs a year. 

Section 2. The increase of salaries provided for in when to take 
the preceding section shall be allowed from the first day 
of January in the year nineteen hundred and seven. 

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

Approved May 3, 1907. 

An Act to authorize the town of Randolph to incur QJicijy^^QQ 
indebtedn^ess for the purpose of renewing certain ^' 

NOTES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of renewing, refunding or Renewal of 

.1 !• IT ■ , • -I .i , i? "r> certain notes 

reissuing the loUowmg notes given by the town oi Kan- of the town 
dol])h, namely: — a note for fifteen thousand dollars, dated °^ R'^^doiph. 
April thirtieth, nineteen hundred, payable on demand to 
the Randolph Water Loan Sinking Fund, and purchased 
and now held by the sinking fund commissioners of the 
said town ; a note for ten thousand dollars, dated April 
first, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, payable on de- 
mand to the Randolph Savings Bank ; a note for five thou- 
sand dollars, dated December twelfth, eighteen hundred 
and ninety-four, payable on demand to the Randolph Sav- 



312 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 361. 

ings Bank; a note for five thousand dollars, dated July 
first, eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, payable on de- 
mand to the Turner Free Library, — the treasurer of the 
town, with the approval of a majority of the selectmen 
and in accordance with a vote of the town already passed, 
is hereby authorized to borrow a sum of money not exceed- 
ing thirty-five thousand dollars, and to issue notes or bonds 
therefor payable at periods not exceeding thirty years from 
the dates of issue. Such notes or bonds shall be signed by 
the treasurer and countersigned by the selectmen, shall 
bear interest, payable semi-annually, at a rate not exceed- 
ing four and one half per cent per annum, and shall be 
sold or disposed of in such manner and upon such terms 
as the treasurer and selectmen may determine. At the 
time of issuing the said notes or bonds the town shall pro- 
vide for the payment thereof in such annual payments as 
will extinguish the debt within the time prescribed in this 
act; and when a vote to that effect has been passed the 
amount required therefor shall be raised annually by tax- 
ation in the same manner in which other taxes are raised, 
without any further vote or action by the town. 
When to take Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by a vote of two thirds of the voters present and vot- 
ing thereon at an annual town meeting, or at a special 
town meeting duly called for the purpose. 

Approved May 3, 1907. 

C7i«;9.361 An Act to authorize pkivate sales in the partition of 

LAND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

amwld^d ' ^ ^^' Section forty-seven of chapter one hundred and eighty- 
four of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word " had ", in the fifteenth line, the words : 
— or such sale may l)e made at private sale if the peti- 
tioner requests it, and the court after notice to all parties 
in interest and a hearing, or after receiving the written 
assent of all parties in interest, finds that an advantageous 
offer for the purchase thereof has been made and that the 
interests of all parties will be promoted by an acceptance 

Sale of land, ^f g^i^h offcr, — SO as to read as follows : — Section Jf.7. 

etc. ■^ - 1 • J? 

In any case of partition, the court may, at the time ot 
appointing commissioners, or subsequently by agreement 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 362. 313 

of parties, or at any time after notice to all persons inter- Saie of land, 
ested, order the commissioners to sell and convey the whole 
or any part of the land which cannot be advantageously 
divided, wpon snch terms and conditions and with such 
securities for the proceeds of such sale as the court may 
order, and to distribute and pay over the proceeds of the 
sale in such manner as to make the partition just and 
equal. If the court orders such sale before the commis- 
sioners are appointed, it may appoint one connnissioner 
to make such sale, conveyance and division of its proceeds. 
Such sale shall be made by public auction, after like 
notice as is required for the sale of land by an adminis- 
trator, and the evidence thereof may be perpetuated in 
like manner by returns filed with the clerk or register of 
the court in which the proceedings are had, or such sale 
may be made at private sale if the petitioner requests it, 
and the court after notice to all parties in interest and a 
hearing, or after receiving the written assent of all parties 
in interest, finds that an advantageous offer for the pur- 
chase thereof has been made and that the interests of all 
parties will be promoted by an acceptance of such offer. 
The conveyance shall be conclusive against all parties to 
the proceedings for partition and those claiming under 
thorn. The provisions of section nineteen of chapter one 
hundred and forty-eight shall apply to such sales. 

Approved May 3, 1907. 

An Act relative to the arrest and detention op boys CJJkijj 3(32 
and girls who have escaped or have been released ^ * 

from the lyman school for boys or the state indus- 
TRIAL school for GIRLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A boy who has been committed to the Arrest and 
Lyman school for boys or a girl who has been committed boyTand girls 
to the state industrial school for girls, and who has escaped rliSfsed from 
therefrom, may be arrested without a warrant by a sheriff, fnstftutioMr 
deputy sheriff, constable or police officer and may be kept 
in custody in a suitable place and there detained until such 
boy or girl may be removed to the school from which he or 
she escaped or was released. 

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

Approved May 3, 1907. 



314 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 363. 



Humane kill- 
ing of old or 
diseased 
animals. 



C/^ax).363 An Act to provide for the humane killing of old, dis- 
eased AND disabled ANIMALS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Any officer or agent of any society incor- 
porated under the laws of Massachusetts for the preven- 
tion of cruelty to animals or for the care and protection 
of homeless or suffering animals, provided he is also a 
constable, sheriff or deputy sheriff, or a police officer of 
any city or town, may take possession of any old, maimed, 
disabled, diseased or injured animal and apply to any 
municipal, district or police court or trial justice within 
whose district the animal is found for process to cause the 
same to be killed humanely. If the owner is known, and 
if, after reasonable search, he can be found, a copy of 
such application shall be served upon him in hand with 
an order of court to appear at a time and place named to 
show cause why such animal should not be killed and its 
value determined. If the owner is not known, or if, after 
reasonable search, he cannot be found, the court shall 
order notices to be posted in two public places in the city 
or town in Avhich the animal was found, stating the case 
in substance, and givins; twenty-four hours' notice of a 
hearing on said application. At such hearing, if it ap- 
pears that such animal is so old, maimed, disabled, dis- 
eased or injured as to be unfit for humane use, the court 
shall determine the value of the animal, and shall issue 
process directing any officer designated above to kill the 
same humanely. From the determination of the value of 
the animal the owner may appeal to the superior court in 
the same manner and with the same effect as in civil ac- 
tions : provided, that, if he has not been served personally 
with notice of such application, the appeal may be taken 
at any time within thirty days after he has actual notice 
or knowledge thereof, to be proved to the satisfaction of 
the court or justice appealed from, and within one year 
after such determination. 

Section 2. The value, if there be any, of the animal, 
as determined by the court or by a jury, in case upon ap- 
peal a trial by jury is claimed wuthin the time prescribed 
by law% and the reasonable costs and expenses incurred by 
said officer, to be approA'ed by the court, shall be j^aid by 



Proviso. 



Payment of 
value of 
diseased 
animals, etc. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 364, 365. 315 

the society whose officer or agent made the application for 
process in pursuance of which the animal was killed. 

Section 3. If the animal taken possession of as afore- ^^'"^,°^ ■„ ■ 
said has any infectious or contagious disease, or, for any etc 
reason, might lawfully be destroyed as an abatement of a 
public nuisance, that fact shall be prima facie evidence 
that the animal has no value. 

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

Approved May 3, 1907. 



An Act to establish the salary of the secretary of the C/uip.SG4: 

STATE BOARD OF HEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter four hundred and amend^f.' ^ ^' 
twenty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
six is hereby amended by striking out the word " four ", 
in the second line, and inserting in place thereof the word : 
— five, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The Salary of 
secretary of the state board of health shall receive an the state 
annual salary of five thousand dollars and his necessary health, 
travelling expenses incurred in the performance of his offi- 
cial duties. 

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

Approved May 3, 1907. 



An Act relative to plans, descriptions and records of C7iap.365 
main drains and common sewers. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section twenty-four of chapter forty-nine of the Re- R. i.. 49. § 24, 
vised Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end ^^^^ 
thereof the words : — or in such office of the city or town 
as the city or to^vn by ordinance or by-law may deter- 
mine, — so as to read as follows: — Section 21/-. Plans Plans and 

, , . . <> n • 1 • 1 descriptions 

and descriptions 01 all mam drams and common sewers of main 
belonging to a city or town, with a true record of the 
charges of making and repairing said drains and sewers, 
and of all assessments therefor, shall be kept in the office 
of the city or town clerk, or in such office of the city or 
town as the city or town by ordinance or by-law may 
determine. Approved May 3, 1907. 



316 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 366, 367. 



R. L. 214 
amended. 



§2. 



Penalty for 
gaming in 
railroad car, 
etc. 



Chap.366 An Act to prohibit gaming axd betting in public places. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter two hundred and fourteen of 
the Revised Law^s is hereby amended by inserting after 
the word " conveyance ", in the second line, the words : — 
or public place, — so as to read as follows : — Section 2. 
Whoever, in a railroad car, steamboat or other public con- 
veyance, or public place, plays at cards, dice or any other 
game for money or other property, or bets on the sides or 
hands of those playing, shall for each offence forfeit not 
more than fifty dollars or be imprisoned for not more than 
three months. If he is discovered in the act, he may be 
arrested without a warrant by a sheriff, deputy sheriff, 
constable or other civil officer, and held in custody, in 
jail or otherwise, for not more than twenty-four hours, 
until complaint is made against him for such offence. 

Approved May 3, 1907. 



1906, 315, § 1. 
amended. 



Exemption 
from taxation 
of certain 
veterans, etc. 



C^a».367 An Act relative to the exemption from taxation of 

veterans of the civil war. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter three hundred and fifteen of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and six is hereby 
amended by striking out section one and inserting in place 
thereof the follow^ing: — Section 1. Soldiers and sailors 
who served in the military or naval service of the United 
States in the war of the rebellion, and wdio were honor- 
ably discharged therefrom, shall be assessed for, but shall 
be exempt, at their request, from the payment of a poll 
tax, and the property of soldiers and sailors who served 
as aforesaid and were honorably discharged as aforesaid 
but who would not be entitled to exemption under the 
thirteenth clause of section five of chapter twelve of the 
Revised Laws, and the property of the wives or widows 
of such soldiers or sailors, shall be exempted from taxa- 
tion to the amount of one thousand dollars in the case of 
each person: provided, that the whole estate, real and 
personal, of the person so exempted does not exceed in 
value the sum of five thousand dollars, exclusive of the 
value of the mortgage interest, held l)y persons other than 
the person to be exempted in such mortgaged real estate 



Proviso. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 368. 317 

as may be included in said whole estate; and provided. Provisos. 
further, that the combined exemption of such a soldier or 
sailor and his wife shall not exceed one thousand dollars, 
and provided, further, that no exemption shall be made of 
the property of such a soldier or sailor or his wife whose 
combined property estimated in the manner above provided 
exceeds five thousand dollars. If the property taxable in 
the Commonwealth of a person entitled to exemption 
under the provisions of this act, or of the ninth and thir- 
teenth clauses of section five of chapter twelve of the 
Revised LaAvs, is taxable in more than one city or town, 
such proportion of the total exemption shall be made in 
each city or town as the value of the property taxable in 
such city or to^oi bears to the whole of the property tax- 
able in the Commonwealth. jSTo exemption shall be made 
under the provisions of this act, or of the ninth and thir- 
teenth clauses of section five of chapter tw^elve of the Re- 
vised Laws, of the property of a person w^ho is not a legal 
resident of this Commonwealth. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect uj)on its passage. 

Approved May 3, 1907. 

Ax Act to ixcorporate the mutual direct life assur- Chap.SGS 

ANCE SOCIETY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Henry L. Higginson, Thomas L. Liver- Mutual nirect 
more, Edmund D. Codman, Louis A. Frothiugham, Laur- Society 
ence Minot, Charles F. Adams, 2d, and John P. RejTiolds, "^*=°'"p°'"^ 
Junior, their associates and successors, are hereby made a 
corporation by the name of the Mutual Direct Life Assur- 
ance Society of Boston, to be located in the city of Boston, 
for the purpose of making insurance on lives and grant- 
ing annuities ; and said corporation is hereby gTanted all 
the powers, rights and privileges and is made subject to 
all the duties, restrictions and liabilities set forth in all 
general law^s now or hereafter in force applicable to do- 
mestic life insurance corporations and not inconsistent 
with this act. 

Section 2. The corporation shall have a paid-up cash Capital stock, 
capital of two hundred thousand dollars, divided into 
shares of one hundred dollars each, all of which shall be 
subscribed and paid in cash before the corporation shall be 
authorized to begin business. 



318 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 368. 



Payment of 
capital stoik, 
etc. 



Organization 
of corporation. 



Dividends. 



Application 
of surplus 
earnings. . 



Section 3. In addition to the subscription and pay- 
ment of the capital stock as provided in the preceding 
section, each person subscribing for the stock shall at the 
same time subscribe and pay for in cash, as a part of the 
original surplus of said corporation, fifty dollars for each 
share of stock subscribed and paid for, and the amount of 
all such additional payments shall constitute the original 
surplus of the corporation. 

Section 4. At the first meeting of the corporation 
eight directors, a majority of whom shall be residents of 
Massachusetts, shall be chosen by the subscribers to the 
capital stock, who shall hold office for one year and until 
their successors are chosen and qualified. At all subse- 
quent elections eight directors shall be chosen, unless the 
by-laws of the corporation provide for a larger number; 
and at such subsequent elections one half of the number 
of directors shall be chosen by the stockholders and the 
other half by the policy holders, voting in separate bodies. 
'No person shall be eligible to election as a director unless 
he is a stockholder or a policy holder of the corporation, 
and upon ceasing to be such lie shall cease to hold such 
office. After the retirement of the capital stock of th^ 
corporation, as provided in this act, all directors shall be 
chosen by the policy holders. 

Section 5. The corporation may declare and pay an- 
nually or semi-annually from its surplus cash dividends to 
its stockholders of not more than five per cent on the amount 
of its unretired capital and paid-in surplus, and if the divi- 
dends in any one year are less than five per cent the differ- 
ence may be made up in any subsequent years or years from 
surplus accumulations ; but no such dividend shall be de- 
clared or paid unless the surplus of the corporation, after 
paying or providing for the payment of such dividend, 
shall exceed one hundred thousand dollars. 

Section 6. When the admitted assets of the corpora- 
tion on the thirty-first day of December in any year, after 
deducting all liabilities, including the capital stock, and 
after providing for dividends to stockholders in accord- 
ance with the provisions of the preceding section, and after 
providing for the distribution to policy holders of not more 
than seventy-five per cent of the surplus accruing from the 
savings from mortality, and from interest earned in ex- 
cess of the amount necessary to maintain the reserve, shall 
exceed one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, the amount 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 369. 319 

in multiples of one thousand dollars in excess of one hun- 
dred thousand dollars shall within three months be applied, 
first, to the retirement of the original surplus contributed 
bv the stockholders, and secondh', after the retirement of 
the original surplus contributed bj the stockholders to the 
retirement of the capital stock ; but nothing contained in 
this act shall be construed to authorize or permit the re- 
tirement either of the original surplus or the capital stock 
so as to reduce the surplus over all liabilities to an amount 
less than one hundred thousand dollars. 

Sectiox 7. The corporation shall issue policies on ac- issue of 
ceptable risks of two hundred and fifty dollars, five hnn- p"""'^*- 
dred dollars, seven hundred and fifty dollars, and one 
thousand dollars, and for such other amounts as may be 
authorized by the board of directors ; and premiums on 
all policies shall, at the request of the insured, be payable 
in monthly instalments. 

Section 8, The corporation shall not employ any per- shaii not 
son to solicit business or to make house to house coUec- ness'etcT' 
tions, but the directors may appoint correspondents to re- 
ceive applications for insurance and to receive premiums, 
who shall not be paid on a commission basis except for the 
collection of premiums, and not more than five per cent 
of the amount collected. Xotice of the appointment of 
such correspondents shall be filed forthwith hx the corpo- 
ration at the office of the insurance commissioner. The 
corporation may establish offices and adopt means for the 
receipt of applications for insurance and for the deposit 
of premiums and annuity payments at convenient places 
and times; but the corporation shall issue no policy or 
contract of insurance until the insurance commissioner 
has ascertained that its capital has been paid in, and that 
it has otherwise complied with the provisions of this act; 
nor until it has obtained from the commissioner a certifi- 
cate to that effect and authorizing it to issue policies. 

Approved May 3, 1907. 

Ax Act to ratify axd coxfirm certaix proceedixgs or njta^j 369 

THE JUNIPER POIXT ASSOCIATIOX. ^ * 

Be, it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The proceedings of anv meetings of the Jnniiier Point Proceedings 

A • 7^' . "^ . ^ 1 1 11 ,. 1 of the Juniper 

Association, a corporation organized under the laws of the Point as?o- 
Coinmonwealth, shall not be invalid because its records do fimed, etc.' 



320 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 370, 371. 

not show that certain clerks of said association were duly 
sworn or that certain meetings were duly notified, or be- 
cause said clerks were not sworn according to law or said 
meetings were not dnly notified, or because of any omis- 
sion to hold an annual meeting; and all acts and proceed- 
ings of said association since its incorporation shall be 
valid, to the same extent as if said clerks had been dnly 
sworn and all meetings had been duly notified and held. 

Approved May 3, 1907. 

Chcqj.'MO Ax Act relative to writs of attachment of real estate. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Snended' ^ ^^' Section 1. Scctiou sixtv-two of chapter one hundred 
and sixty-seven of the Revised Laws is hereby amended 
by adding at the end thereof the words : — or, in cases 
where the owner of the land sought to be attached is 
wrongly named in the writ, and the writ is afterward 
seasonably amended in that respect, then except from the 
time when a correspondingly amended copy is deposited 

When attach- as aforcsaid, — so as to read as follows : — Section 62. 

take effect. If the copv of the Writ is deposited, as aforesaid, within 
three days after the day when the attachment was made, 
the attachment shall take effect from the time it was made ; 
otherwise, from the time when the copy is so deposited; 
but attachments of land, and of leasehold estates which 
have an original term of more than seven years, shall not 
be valid against purchasers in good faith and for value, 
other than the defendant, except from the time when the 
copy is deposited as aforesaid, or, in cases where the 
owner of the land sought to be attached is wrongly named 
in the Avrit, and the writ is afterward seasonably amended 
in that respect, then except from the time when a corre- 
spondingly amended copy is deposited as aforesaid. 

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

Approved May J^, 1907. 

Chan.Sll An Act to regulate disbursements by trustees. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Disburse- Section 1. Unlcss cxprcsslv otherwise provided bv the 

ments by k^^^v^ j. j.wj.^ i , i i i i i "^ 

trustees. instrument creating the trust, trustees' and brokers com- 

missions and other expenses properly incurred and paid 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 372, 373. 321 

by trustees for or in connection with the sale, exchange or 
purchase of property shall be charged to capital. Com- 
missions and expenses paid by trustees for negotiating or 
effecting leases for terms longer than five years shall be 
charged to capital in the first instance, and a part thereof 
proportionate to the number of years of the term shall be 
repaid from income to capital in each year while the lease 
and the trust coexist. 

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

Approved May 4, 1907. 



An Act to authorize the Plymouth cordage company QJi(ip,^'J2 

TO EXPEND A PART OF ITS CORPORATE FUNDS FOR IMPROV- ^ ' 

ING A CHANNEL IN PLYMOUTH HARBOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1. The Plymouth Cordage Company is hereby The Plymouth 
authorized to expend so much of its corporate funds as compfnymay 
may be necessary for the purpose in improving the chan- ^annlfin 
nel in Plymouth harbor leading to the company's wharf, ^l^r'^*^ 
and to enter into any contracts or obligations necessary or 
proper for this purpose. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect only upon its ac- when to take 
ceptance by vote of a majority of the stockholders of said 
company. Approved May 4, 1907. 

An Act relative to granting licenses to engineers and (JJidry 373 

FIREMEN. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seventy-eight of chapter one hun- R. l. 102, § 78, 
dred and two of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word " boilers ", in the third, fifth and 
sixth lines, and before the word " under ", in the fourth 
line, the w^ords : — and engines, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 78. jSTo person shall have charge of or Persons in 
operate a steam boiler or engine in this Commonwealth, tain^b^oiierfto 
except boilers and engines upon locomotives, motor road 6^0!"^^°^^ ' 
vehicles, boilers and engines in private residences, boilers 
in apartment houses of less than five flats, boilers and en- 
gines under the jurisdiction of the United States, boilers 
and engines used for agricultural purposes exclusively, 
boilers and engines of less- than eight horse power, and 



322 Acts 1907. — Chap. 373. 

boilers used for heating j^iirposes exclusively which are 
provided with a device approved by the chief of the dis- 
trict police limiting the pressure carried to fifteen pounds 
to the square inch, unless he holds a license as hereinafter 
provided. The owner or user of a steam boiler or engine, 
other than boilers or engines above excepted, shall not 
operate or cause to be operated a steam boiler or engine 
for a period of more than one week, unless the person in 
charge of and operating it is duly licensed. 

^tc^amenLd^' Section 2. Scctiou eighty-two of said chapter one hun- 
dred and two, as amended by section two of chapter three 
hundred and ten of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and five, and by chapter four hundred and fourteen of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section and inserting 

Hcens^es."^ in place thereof the following: — Section 82. Licenses 

shall be granted according to the competence of the appli- 
cant and shall be distributed in the following classes : — 
Engineers' licenses : — First class, to have charge of and 
operate any steam plant. Second class, to have charge of 
and operate a boiler or boilers, and to have charge of and 
operate engines, no one of which shall exceed one hundred 
and fifty horse power, or to operate a first class plant 
under the engineer in direct charge of the plant. Third 
clasS;, to have charge of and operate a boiler or boilers not 
exceeding in the aggregate one hundred and fifty horse 
power, and an engine not exceeding fifty horse power, or 
to operate a second class plant under the engineer in direct 
charge of the plant. Fourth class, to Have charge of and 
operate hoisting and portable engines and boilers. Fire- 
men's licenses : — Extra first class, to have charge of and 
operate any boiler or boilers. First class, to have charge 
of and operate any boiler or boilers where the pressure 
carried does not exceed twenty-five pounds to the square 
inch, or to operate high pressure boilers under the engineer 
or fireman in direct charge thereof. Second class, to op- 
erate any boiler or boilers under the engineer or fireman 
in direct charge thereof. Any person holding a first class 
or second class fireman's license at the time of the passage 
of this act shall receive a first class fireman's license under 
this act. A person holding an extra first class or first class 
fireman's license may operate a third class plant under the 
engineer in direct charge of the plant. A person holding 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 373. 323 

an engineer's or fireman's license who desires to have 
charge of or to operate a particnhir steam plant or type of 
plant may, providing he holds an engineer's or fireman's 
license, if he files with his application a written request 
signed by the owner or user of said plant for such exam- 
ination, be examined as to his competence for such service 
and no other, and if found competent and trustworthy 
shall be granted a license for such service and no other. 
K"o special license shall be granted to give any person 
charge of a plant over one hundred and fifty horse power. 

Sectiox 3. Section eighty-four of said chapter one r. l. 102, § 84, 
hundred and two is hereby amended by striking out the ^^^'^d®"^- 
said section and inserting in place thereof the following: 

— Section SJ{. A person who is aggrieved by the action Appeal from 

« ..... i" V -, . "^ decision of 

01 an exammer m reiusmg or revoking a license may ap- examiner, 
peal therefrom to the remaining examiners, three or more 
of whom shall together act as a board of appeal, and shall 
have the power to hear the parties and jDass upon the sub- 
jects of appeal. If appeal is taken it must be within one 
month after the decision of the examiner. The appellant 
may ha^-e the privilege of having one first class engineer 
present during the hearing of his appeal, but he shall take 
no part therein. The decision of the majority of such 
examiners so acting as a board of appeal shall be final if 
approved by the chief of the district police. 

Sectiox 4. Section eighty-five of said chapter one r. l. 102, § 85, 
hundred and two is hereby amended by adding at the end *™^° 
thereof the words : — The person in charge of a stationary 
steam boiler upon which the safety valve is set to blow off 
at more than twenty-five pounds pressure to the square 
inch, except boilers upon locomotives, motor road vehicles, 
boilers in private residences, boilers in apartment houses 
of less than five flats, boilers under the jurisdiction of the 
United States, boilers used for agricultural purposes ex- 
clusively, and boilers of less than eight horse power, shall 
keep a daily record of the boiler, its condition when under 
steam and all repairs made and work done on it, upon 
forms to be obtained upon application from the boiler 
inspection department. These records shall be kept on file 
and shall be accessible at all times to the members of the 
boiler inspection department, — so as to read as follows : 

— Section 85. An engineer's or fireman's license, gi-anted Yll^\iyld°^t 
under the provisions of the seven preceding sections or the 



324 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 374, 375. 

corresponding provisions of earlier laws, shall be placed so 
as to be easily read in a conspicuons place in the engine 
room or boiler room of the plant operated by the holder 
of such license. The person in charge of a stationary 
steam boiler npon which the safety valve is set to blow off 
at more than twenty-five pounds pressure to the square 
inch, exce])t boilers upon locomotives, motor road vehicles, 
boilers in private residences, boilers in apartment houses 
of less than five flats, boilers under the jurisdiction of the 
United States, boilers used for agricultural purposes ex- 
clusively, and boilers of less than eight horse power, shall 
keep a daily record of the boiler, its condition when under 
steam and all repairs made and work done on it, upon 
forms to be obtained upon application from the boiler in- 
spection department. These records shall be kept on file 
and shall be accessible at all times to the members of the 
boiler insj)ection department, 
effect. Section 5. This act shall take effect on the first day 

of SejDtember in the year nineteen hundred and seven. 

Approved May 4, 1907. 

Chap.S74: ^^^ -"^^T TO AUTHORIZE THE NEW BEDFORD AND ONSET STREET 
RAILWAY COMPANY TO MANUFACTURE AND SELL ELECTRICITY 
FOR LIGHT AND POWER, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

BedfwTand Section 1. The l^cw Bedford and Onset Street Eail- 

Onset Street way Company is hereby authorized, with the approval of 

panymay tlic board of gas and electric light commissioners, to carry 

and sell eiec- ou the busiiiess of manufacturing and selling electricity 

tricity, etc. ^^^ light and power in the town of Wareham, with all the 

rights, powers and privileges and subject to all the duties, 

liabilities and restrictions now or hereafter conferred or 

imposed by law upon gas and electric light companies. 

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

Approved May 4, 1907. 

CJiajy.Sl^ An Act relative to the recovery of damages for death 

CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF PERSONS OR CORPORATIONS, 
OR OF THE AGENTS OR SERVANTS THEREOF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 
R. L 171. §2, Section 1. Section two of chapter one hundred and 
amen e . geventy-one of the Revised Laws is hereby amended bj 

striking out the word " gross ", in the second line, by 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 376. 325 

striking out the word " five ", in the sixth line, and insert- 
ing in place thereof the word : — ten, — and by striking 
out the words '"' one year ", in the ninth line, and insert- 
ing in place thereof the words : — two years, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 2. If a person or corporation Actipn for 
by his or its negligence, or by the negligence of his or its deatL'^etc. 
agents or servants while engaged in his or its business, 
causes the death of a person who is in the exercise of due 
care and not in his or its employment or service, he or it 
shall be liable in damages in the sum of not less than five 
'hundred nor more than ten thousand dollars to be assessed 
with reference to the degree of his or its cul^Dability or of 
that of his or its agents or servants, to be recovered in an 
action of tort, commenced within two years after the in- 
jury which caused the death, by the executor or adminis- 
trator of the deceased, one-half thereof to the use of the 
widow and one-half to the use of the children of the de- 
ceased ; or, if there are no children, the whole to the use 
of the widow; or, if there is no widow, the whole to the 
use of the next of kin. 

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

Approved May 4> 1907. 

Ax Act to authorize the county com:missioxers of the QJinrf) 37(3 

COUNTY OF PLYMOUTH TO ENLARGE AND IMPROVE CERTAIN ^ ' 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county improvement 
of Plymouth are hereby authorized and directed to enlarge f/ouse of'* 
and improve the jail and house of correction at Plymouth p°^outh.'^* 
in said county, to furnish the same suitably, and to en- 
large the grounds surrounding the same, for which pur- 
pose they may take, or otherwise acquire, such land as is 
necessary. 

Section 2. The said county commissioners are hereby Enlargement 
authorized and directed to enlarge the court house at houslat*"'* 
Brockton or to erect an annex thereto for the better ac- ^^'><^^'<^'^- 
commodation of the court and law library, and suitably 
to furnish the new quarters thus provided. 

Section 3. The said county commissioners shall, within Takings of 
sixty days after the taking of any land under this act, be°recorded? 
otherwise than by purchase, file and cause to be recorded 
in the registry of deeds for the county a description of 



326 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 377. 



Expenditures. 



such land sufficiently accurate for identification, with a 
statement of the purpose for which the same was taken, 
signed by the county commissioners; and the title of the 
land so taken shall vest in the county in fee. The county 
shall pay all damages to property sustained b}' any per- 
son by reason of any act done under authority hereof ; and 
the damages shall be ascertained and determined in the 
manner provided by laAv in the case of land taken for the 
laying out of highways. 

Section 4. In order to meet the expenses incurred 
under this act said commissioners may borrow from time 
to time upon ^the credit of said county a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five thousand dollars, of which sum not more than 
thirty thousand shall be expended for the improvements 
in Plymouth and not more than forty-five thousand dol- 
lars shall be expended for the improvements in Brockton. 
Said indebtedness shall be paid out of the amounts raised 
by taxation at the rate of five thousand dollars each year, 
beginning with the year nineteen hundred and eight, until 
the whole indebtedness is paid. 

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

Approved May 6, 1907. 



1906, 408, § 1 
amended. 



Certain corpo 
rations, etc., 
receiving de- 
posits to give 
bond, etc. 



Chap.377 An Act to regulate the taking of deposits by certain 

BANKS, associations AND PERSONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and eight of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and six is hereby 
amended by striking out section one and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 1. All persons, 
partnerships, associations or corporations now or hereafter 
engaged in the selling of steamship or railroad tickets for 
transportation to or from foreign countries, or in the sup- 
plying of laborers, that, in conjiuiction with said business, 
carry on the business of receiving deposits of money for 
safe keeping, or for the purpose of transmitting the same, 
or equivalents thereof, to foreign countries, or for any 
other purpose, shall, before entering into or continuing in 
the said business, except as hereinafter provided, make, 
execute and deliver a bond to the treasurer and receiver 
general in such sum as the bank commissioner may deem 
necessary to cover money or deposits received for the 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 377. 327 



aforesaid purposes bj such persons, partnerships, associa- 
tions or corporations, the bond to be conditioned upon the 
faithful hokling and repayment of the money deposited 
as aforesaid, and upon the faithful holding and transmis- 
sion of any money, or equivalent thereof, which shall be 
delivered to them for transmission to a foreign country. 
If any person, partnership or member of a partnership, or 
any association or corporation engaged or financially inter- 
ested in the selling of tickets or supplying of laborers as 
aforesaid is also engaged or financially interested in the 
business of receiving dejDosits of money as aforesaid, or if 
any j)erson, partnership or member of a partnership, or 
any association or corporation engaged or financially in- 
terested in the business of receiving deposits of money as 
aforesaid is also engaged or financially interested in the 
selling of tickets or supplying of laborers as aforesaid, such 
person, partnership, member of a partnership, association 
or corporation, shall be held to be subject to the provi- 
sions of this section, under whatever name or by whatever 
persons the said business of selling tickets or suiDplying 
laborers or the said business of receiving deposits is car- 
ried on. 

Section 2. Any person, partnership, association or subject to 
corporation transacting the business described in section thetSnkcom- 
one shall be subject to the supervision of the bank commis- "^issioner. 
sioner, and shall annually, within thirty days after the 
last business day in October, and at such other times as 
he may specify, make to him in such form as he may pre- 
scribe a return signed and sworn to by such ofiicers or per- 
sons as he may designate, showing accurately the condi- 
tion thereof at the close of business on said day. 

Section 3. The books and accounts of every such per- Books and 
son, partnership, association or corporation shall be kept audited? etc. ^ 
and audited in such manner and form, and the persons 
charged with the custody of the funds and investments 
thereof shall give a bond in such manner and amount and 
to such person as the bank commissioner may prescribe. 

Section 4. The bank commissioner shall, at such times Examination, 
as he may deem expedient, examine, either f)ersonally or 
by a competent examiner whom he shall appoint, every 
such person, partnership, association or corporation, and 
thoroughly inspect and examine its affairs to ascertain its 
financial condition and whether it has complied with all 



328 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 377. 



Bank commis- 
sioner to have 
access to 
books, etc. 



Injunction 
may issue. 



1905, 428, § 5, 
amended. 



Not to apply to 
drafts, etc. 



provisions of law applicable thereto. The proper charges 
iuciirred bv reason of any snch examination shall be paid 
by the person, partnership, association or corjDoration con- 
cerned. 

Sectio:n^ 5. For the purposes aforesaid the bank com- 
missioner or the person making the examination shall have 
free access to the vaults, books and papers of every snch 
person, partnership, association or corporation, and may 
summon the directors, officers or agents thereof, and such 
other witnesses as may be deemed necessary, for examina- 
tion relative to the affairs, transactions and condition of 
such person, partnership, association or corporation; and 
for that purpose the commissioner or the person making 
the examination is hereby empowered to administer oaths. 
"Whoever, without justifiable cause, refuses to appear and 
testify when so required, or obstructs the commissioner or 
the person making the examination in the performance of 
his duty, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one 
thousand dollars or by imprisonment for not more than 
one year. 

Section 6. If, upon examination, it appears that such 
person, partnership, association or corporation is insol- 
vent, or that its capital is impaired, or that its condition 
is such as to render the continuance of its business haz- 
ardous to the public or to those having funds in its cus- 
tody, the bank commissioner shall apply, or, if such person, 
partnership, association or corporation appears to have ex- 
ceeded its powers or failed to comply with any provision 
of law he may apply, to the supreme judicial court, which 
shall have jurisdiction in equity on such application to 
issue an injunction restraining such person, partnership, 
association or corporation, in whole or in part, from fur- 
ther proceeding with its business, and to make such fur- 
ther order or decree as justice and equity may require. 
The court may appoint one or more receivers to take pos- 
session of the property and effects of such person, part- 
nership, association or corporation, subject to such direc- 
tions as may from time to time be prescribed by the court. 

Section 7. Chapter four hundred and twenty-eight of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and five is hereby 
amended by striking out section five and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — Section 5. This act shall not 
apply to drafts, money orders and travellers' checks issued 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 378, 379. 329 

bv transatlantic steamship companies or by express com- 
panies doing an international bnsiness, whether snch drafts, 
money orders and travellers' checks are sold by such com- 
panies or by their duly authorized agents. 

Approved May 6, 1907. 



Chap.378 



Ax Act to provide for the authoritative ascertain- 

MEXT OF MUXICIPAL LIEXS OX REAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox 1. The collector of taxes for any city shall, Aecertainment 

^ , y' . 'of municipal 

on application in writing by any person, and withm two Uens on real 
days thereafter, furnish to any such applicant a statement 
in writing of all taxes and other assessments which at the 
time constitute liens on the parcel of real estate specified 
in such application and are payable on account of such 
real estate. Such statement shall be itemized and shall 
show the amount or amounts then payable to the city on 
account of all such taxes and assessments so far as such 
amounts are fixed and ascertained, and if the same are 
not then ascertainable, it shall so be expressed in the state- 
ment. Any ofiicer or board of any city doing any act 
towards establishing any such tax, assessment, lien or 
charge upon any real estate in such city shall transmit a 
notice of such act to the collector of taxes of such city. 

Section 2. City collectors shall charge one dollar for charge for 
each statement issued under the provisions of this act, and s*^*®'^®^^- 
the money so received shall be paid into the city treasury. 

Approved May 6, 1907. 

Ax Act to authorize the towx of Plymouth to improve ffjjQ^j Q70 

AXD EXTEXD the CHAXXELS IX PLYMOUTH HARBOR. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox 1. The town of Plymouth is hereby author- The town of 
ized to raise and a])propriate from time to time money for ap^p^p"iatr^^ 
the improvement and extension of the channels in Phmi- -^"provf^g 
outh harbor, and to make contracts and agreements there- channels, etc. 
for with the Commonwealth and with corporations and 
persons. 

Sectiox 2. Xo work shall be done under this act with- work to be 
out the approval of the board of harbor and land commis- th?h°arb1)r''a'nd 
sioners, nor until the money therefor has been appropri- sfoners"^™'^' 



330 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 380. 



Town may 
issue bonds, 
etc. 



To provide for 
proportionate 
payments. 



ated by the to^\Ti by a two thirds vote of those present and 
voting at any town meeting called for the purpose. 

Section 3. The town of Plymouth may from time to 
time for the purpose mentioned in this act issue bonds, 
notes or scrip payable at the expiration of periods not ex- 
ceeding thirty years from the dates of issue, with interest 
payable semi-annually at a rate not exceeding four per 
cent per annum. Such bonds, notes or scrip shall be 
signed by the treasurer and countersigned by a majority 
of the selectmen. At the time of issuing the said securi- 
ties the town shall provide by taxation for annual propor- 
tionate payments of the debt and for the payment of the 
interest thereon ; and when a vote to that effect has been 
passed the amount required in each year shall be assessed 
and collected in the same manner in which other taxes are 
assessed and collected, without further vote or action by 
the town. 

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

Approved May 6, 1907. 



Chap.380 An Act relative to the water supply system of the 

TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM. 



Town of 
Framingham 
may acquire 
certain waters, 
etc. 



Proviso . 



Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The town of Framingham, for the purpose 
of extending its present system of water suj^ply and for 
water purposes or purj^oses incident thereto, may from 
time to time take or acquire by purchase or otherwise, the 
whole or any part of the waters of any pond, brook, spring, 
well or stream lying wholly or partly within the limits of 
said town, and all the wate^rs connected therewith : pro- 
vided, that such waters are not a part of the present sys- 
tem of water supply of the metropolitan water system; 
and may obtain water by means of bored, driven, artesian 
or other wells on any land within the limits of said to^\Ti 
or adjacent thereto, and may enter upon any land in said 
town or adjacent thereto for the purpose of making sur- 
veys and tests; and may also from time to time take or 
acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold in fee all lands 
and easements necessary for said purposes or for rights 
of way, or for holding, storing, purifying and preserving 
such waters, for conveying the same to any part of said 
town, or for extending the i")resent system of water sup- 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 381, 382. 331 

ply; provided, furtlier, that no source of water supply for Proviso, 
domestic purposes shall be acquired under this act with- 
out the consent of the state board of health. 

Sectiox 2. Xothina; in this act shall affect any exist- Existing rights 

.. /••! '^ -11 •" J. not affected. 

mg rights 01 said town acquired under any previous act, 
and all existing provisions of previous acts relative to the 
taking of any land, water, water sources, water rights and 
easements by said town for water purposes shall be appli- 
cable to any taking under this act. 

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

Approved May 6, 1907. 



Chap.SSl 



A.N Act to authorize the towx of reading to make an 

ADDITIONAL WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Reading, for the purposes Reading water 
mentioned in section six of chapter four hundred and five 1^7.' 
of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, 
may issue bonds, notes or scrip, to be denominated on the 
face thereof, Reading Water Loan, Act of 1907, and to 
bear interest at a rate not exceeding four per cent per 
annum, to an amount not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars in addition to the amount heretofore authorized by 
law to be issued by said town for the same purjx)se. 

Section 2. At the time of authorizing said loan the Payment of 
town shall provide by vote for the payment thereof in an- 
nual payments of one thousand dollars each, beginning in 
the year nineteen hundred and thirteen ; and when a vote 
to this effect has been passed the amount required thereby 
shall without further vote be assessed annually by the 
assessors of the town in the same manner in which other 
taxes are assessed, until the debt incurred by said loan is 
extinguished. 

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

Approved May 6, 1907. 

An Act relative to the construction of a ^iiuxiciPAL Chap.382 

BUILDING IN THE CITY OF MARLBOROUGH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The persons appointed as members of the Construction of 
"Police and fire station construction committee", pursu- building in the 
ant to the provisions of an order adopted by the city t.orough!^'^'' 



332 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 383. 



Commission to 
remain in 
existence until 
objects are ac- 
complished. 



Appropria- 
tion. 



council of the city of Marlborough, nnmhered on its files 
6917, and approved on the twenty-eighth day of March, 
nineteen hundred and seven, are hereby constituted a com- 
mission, with authority to purchase land and to erect a 
municipal building thereon, and to complete and equip the 
same, and to do all things relative thereto in accordance 
Avith the provisions of said order. 

Section 2. The said commission shall remain in ex- 
istence a sufficient time to accomplish the purposes of this 
act, and any vacancy therein shall be filled by appoint- 
ment by the mayor of the city. The commission shall 
annually, and whenever required by the mayor or by the 
city council, present in writing a report of all its acts and 
proceedings, and of the condition and progress of the work. 
The members of the commission shall serve without com- 
pensation and shall not be interested financially, either 
directly or indirectly, in any contract or expenditure au- 
thorized by section one hereof. 

Section 3. The order adopted by said city council, 
numbered on its files 6924, and approved on the twenty- 
eighth day of March, nineteen hundred and seven, appro- 
priating the sum of forty thousand dollars to meet the 
expenditure incurred in carrying out the provisions of 
said order numbered 6917, and directing the issue of ne- 
gotiable coupon bonds for the purpose of raising said sum, 
is hereby ratified and confirmed, and the issue and sale 
of said securities to the amount and number, and in the 
manner and form set forth in said order numbered 6924, 
are hereby authorized. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its i)assage. 

Approved May 6, 1907. 



Chap.383 An Act to prohibit false or wilfully misleading 
printed representations as to merchandise or com- 
modities offered for sale. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Whoever knowingly makes and publishes or knowingly 
causes to be made and published any false or wilfully mis- 
leading representation or advertisement in the form of a 
book, paper, prospectus, notice or other publication of or 
concerning any merchandise or commodity offered for sale 
by any person, co-partnership, association or corporation 



. Misleading rep- 
resentation 
prohibited. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 384, 385. 333 

shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand 
dollars or bj imprisonment for not more than two years, 
or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

Approved May 6, 1907. 

An Act to increase the compensation of the porters (J/iap.3S4: 

AT THE STATE HOUSE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The porters at the state house shall each state house 
be paid an annual salary of seven hundred and eighty dol- p^'"*®'"^- 
lars, to be so allowed from the first day of January in the 
year nineteen hundred and seven. 

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

Approved May 6, 1907. 

An Act to provide for the preservation of the old fJJia^ 385 
provincial state house in the city of boston. ^ ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The old provincial state house, situated at Preservation of 
the head of State street in the city of Boston, shall be pre- state house, 
served as an historic and patriotic memorial, and no en- 
croachment upon or alteration of said building, or use of 
the same for business, commercial or transit purposes shall 
be made except the use of the basement under the eastern 
end of the building and the space under the western end 
and beneath the basement floor for transit purposes, as 
j)rovided by the Boston transit commission ; and said com- 
mission is authorized and required to rebuild said base- 
ment floor, making the same fireproof, all in a manner 
approved by the governor of the Commonwealth and the 
mayor of Boston: provided, that no entrance or stairway Proviso, 
to the tunnel or subway adjacent to said building shall be 
made on or adjacent to the Washington street front thereof, 
and no part of the walls of said old state house above the 
grade of the sidewalk shall be disturbed. 

Section 2. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Expense of 

1 . (• -T-i 1 • • • preservation. 

the City of Boston, at their joint expense, under the direc- 
tion of the governor of the Commonwealth and the mayor 
of the city, are hereby authorized and required to restore 
the said old state house as nearly as possible to its pro- 
vincial condition, and to preserve and maintain it as an 



334 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 386. 



Expenditure 
by the Com- 
monwealth. 

Proviso. 



Supreme 
judicial court 
to have 
jurisdiction. 



historic and patriotic memorial, as provided in section one 
of this act. 

Section 3. The sum of seventy-five himdred dollars 
may be expended from the treasury of the Commonwealth 
to carry out the provisions of this act: provided, that the 
city of Boston appropriates an equal sum for the same 
purpose. 

Sectiox 4. The supreme judicial court shall have juris- 
diction in equity upon the petition of the governor, the 
mayor of Boston, or of ten or more inhabitants of the Com- 
monwealth to enjoin and restrain any violation of the pro- 
visions of this act. 

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

Approved May 6, 1907. 



1902,213, § 1, 
amended. 



Pa>'ment of 
expenses of 
cities and 
towns for car- 
ing for certain 
persons, etc. 



CJiap.3S6 Ax Act relative to compensating the commonwealth 

FOR CARING FOR PERSONS INFECTED WITH DISEASES DANGER- 
OUS TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and thirteen of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and two is hereby 
amended by striking out section one and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 1. Reasonable expenses 
incurred by the board of health of a city or Xo^v\\ or by the 
Commonwealth in making the provision required by law 
for persons infected with smallpox or other disease danger- 
ous to the public health shall be paid by such person or his 
parents if he or they be able to pay, otherwise by the city 
or to"VMi in which he has a legal settlement, upon the ap- 
proval of the bill by the board of health of such city or 
town or by the state board of charity; and such settle- 
ments shall be determined by the overseers of the poor, 
and by the state board of charity in cases cared for by the 
Commonwealth. If the person has no settlement, such ex- 
pense shall be paid by the Commonwealth, upon the ap- 
proval of bills therefor by the state board of charity. In 
all cases of persons having settlements, a written notice 
sent within the time required in the case of aid given to 
paupers, shall be sent by the board of health, or by the 
officer or board having the powers of a board of health in 
the city or to^\Ti where the person is sick, to the board of 
health, or to the officer or board having the powers of a 
board of health in the city or town in which such person 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 387. 335 



has a settlement, who shall forthwith transmit a copy 
thereof to the overseers of the poor of the place of settle- 
ment. In case the person has no settlement, such notice 
shall be given to the state board of health, in accordance 
with the provisions of section fifty-two of chapter seventy- 
five of the Revised Laws. 

Section 2. Section two of said chapter two hundred ame^^lid.' ^ ^' 
and thirteen is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word " diphtheria ", in the third line, the words : — tuber- 
culosis, dog bite requiring anti-rabic treatment, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 2. No person for whose care certain persons 
and maintenance a city or town or the Commonwealth has deemed ^ 
incurred expense in consequence of smallpox, scarlet fever, p^^p®''^- 
diphtheria, tuberculosis, dog bite requiring anti-rabic treat- 
ment, or other disease dangerous to the public health shall 
be deemed to be a pauper by reason of such expenditure. 

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

Approved May 7, 1907. 

Ax Act relative to the listing and registration of (JJidyy 337 

VOTERS IN the CITY OP BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section eighteen of chapter two hundred and ninety-one looc, 291, § is, 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six is hereby ^™^" ^' " 
amended by inserting after the Avord " four ", in the sev- 
enth line, the words : — and by chapter three hundred and 
eighteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and five, 
— so as to read as follows: - — Section IS. All the powers Powers and 
heretofore vested in and the duties heretofore imposed by ' • • 
law upon the board of police of the city of Boston, under the 
jjrovisions of chapter two hundred and seventy-nine of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and three, as amended 
by chapter two hundred and forty-five of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and four, and by chapter three 
hundred and eighteen of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and five, relative to the listing and registration 
of voters in said city, shall be, and the same hereby are, 
vested in and imposed upon a listing board to be composed 
of the police commissioner of said city and one member 
of the Boston board of election commissioners, w^ho shall 
annually be appointed by the mayor, without confirma- 
tion by the board of aldermen, for the term of one year 
and who shall belong to that one of the two leading politi- 



336 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 388, 389. 

cal parties of which said police commissioner is not a 
member. Said powers and duties shall hereafter be exer- 
cised and performed by said board as herein constituted 
or by police officers subject to the jurisdiction of said 
police commissioner. In case of disagreement between the 
two members of said board, the chief justice of the munic- 
ipal court of the city of Boston, or, in case of his dis- 
ability, the senior justice of said court who is not disabled, 
shall for the purpose of settling such disagreement be a 
member of said board and shall preside and cast the de- 
ciding vote, in case of a tie. Approved May 1 , 1007. 

Chap.SSS Ax Act to authorize the city of bostox to graxt a 

PENSION TO JAMES H, DODGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

to%an?r*°" Section 1. For the purpose of promoting the spirit of 
pens^on^to loyalty and patriotism, and in recognition of the sacrifice 
Dodge. made both for the Commonwealth and for the United 

States, and as a testimonial for meritorious service such 
as the Commonwealth may rightly give and such as her 
sons may honorably accept and receive, and in considera- 
tion of faithful services rendered to the city of Boston, 
the said city is hereby authorized by vote of its city coun- 
cil approved in writing by the mayor, to ]}\nce James H. 
Dodge, a veteran of the civil war and late city auditor of 
the city of Boston, upon the pension roll of the city at a 
pension not exceeding one hundred dollars per month. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May S, 1907. 

C7iap.3S9 Ax Act relative to fraudulent coxversiox of property 

BY CAPTAIXS of VESSELS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

converslon*of ^^ captaiu of a vcsscl wlio embezzles or fraudulently 
property, etc. couvcrts or appropriates money, goods or property, held or 
possessed by or delivered to him, which belongs wholly or 
in part to the crew of such vessel, the owners of the vessel, 
or to those who have furnished sui3plies to the vessel, shall 
be guilty of simple larceny, although he is a joint chart- 
erer or co-partner with the members of the crew or with 
the o\\Tiers of the vessel, or with the j^erson or persons 
who furnished the supplies. Approved May S, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 390, 391. 337 

An Act relative to proceedings for divorce. Char).390 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Any justice of the superior court may, if he deems it l^Yre^ort"^ 
advisable, appoint an attorney to investis^ate and report to relative to suit 

. '^ , . ' . p i .*- . for divorce, 

the court m relation to any suit lor divorce or any suit etc. 

to have a marriage declared void, and may direct such 

attorney, or any other attorney, to defend the suit. The 

attorney may be appointed either before or after a decree 

of divorce nisi has been granted, and may enter objections 

to such decree nisi becoming absolute in the same manner 

as the libellee. The compensation for his services shall Compensation 

1 n 1 -I 1 Tini -111 • of attorney. 

be nxed by the court, and shall be paid by the county m 
"which the suit is pending, together with any expenses ap- 
proved by the court, upon certificate by a justice thereof 
to the county treasurer. The district police, local police 
and probation officers shall assist the attorney so appointed, 
if he requests their assistance. Approved May S, 1907. 



Chap.391 



Ax Act to authorize the board of railroad commissiox- 
ERs to pp:rmit the coxxectiox of certaix sidixctS with 

THE TRACKS OF THE BOSTOX AXD MAIXE RAILROAD IX THE 
city OF EVERETT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Sectiox 1. The board of railroad commissioners shall Connection of 

f 1 . , . . „ , f ^ certain railroad 

nave autliority, upon the petition oi the o^^^lers oi that sidings in the 
parcel of land situated in the city of Everett, in the " ^° 
county of ]\[iddlesex, kno"«m as the Xew England Gas 
and Coke Company property, after due notice and a hear- 
ing, if they find it consistent with public safety and with 
the proper operation of the railroads hereinafter referred 
to, to require the construction of such crossing or cross- 
over upon, under or over the location of either or both of 
the railroad companies whose locations are adjacent to 
said property, in such manner as will permit the o\\Tiers 
of said property to connect their sidings with the tracks 
of the Boston and Elaine Railroad, and to prescribe the 
manner and limits of such construction; to determine by 
whom the work shall be done and who shall pay the ex- 
pense thereof, or to apportion the expense thereof between 
the railroad companies and the said o^\^lers ; to determine 
the manner and conditions in and under which said cross- 



338 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 392. 



Apportion- 
ment by a jury. 



Authority of 
railroad com- 
missioners. 



Authority of 
supreme 
judicial court. 



ing or cross-over may be used and the compensation, if 
any, to be paid for snch use. If either of the said rail- 
road companies or the said owners be dissatisfied or ag- 
grieved by the finding of the railroad commissioners in the 
ajjportionment of the expenses of said crossing or cross- 
over, or in determining the compensation to be paid for 
the use thereof, they may, at any time Avithin thirty days 
after such finding, apply by petition to the superior court 
to have the same apportioned or determined by a jury in 
the manner provided in section one hundred and nine of 
chapter forty-eight of the Revised Laws, so far as the 
provisions thereof may be applicable. 

Section 2. The railroad commissioners shall have 
authority from time to time upon petition of any party in. 
interest, after due notice and a hearing, to revise, amend 
or revoke any finding or order made by them under au- 
thority of this act. 

Section 3. The supreme judicial court shall have au- 
thority on the petition of any party in interest to enforce 
compliance with any order made by the board of railroad 
commissioners in the i)remises. Approved May 8, 1907. 



1906, 463, § 63, 
Part I, 
amended. 



CAax).392 -^^"^ ^cx to increase the texalty imposed on a rail- 
road OR STREET RAILWAY CORPORATION FOR LOSS OF LIFE 
THROUGH ITS NEGLIGENCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixty-three, Part I, of chapter 
four hundred and sixty-three of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and six is hereby amended by striking out 
the word " gross ", in the third line, by striking out the- 
words '^ fi^-e thousand ", in the eighth and twenty-first 
lines, and inserting in place thereof in each case the words : 
— ten thousand, — and by striking out the words " in the 
same manner and to the same extent ", in the thirty-first 
and thirty-second lines, and inserting in ])lace thereof the 
words : — in the sum of not less than five hundred nor 
more than five thousand dollars, in the same manner, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 63. If a corporation 
which operates a railroad or a street railway, by reason of 
its negligence or by reason of the unfitness or negligence 
of its agents or servants while engaged in its business,, 
causes the death of a passenger, or of a person who is in 
the exercise of due care and who is not a passenger or in 



Penalty on 
corporation for 
loss of life 
through negli- 
gence, etc. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 393. 339 

the employ of such corporation, it shall be punished by a 
fine of not less than five hundred nor more than ten thou- 
sand dollars which shall be recovered by an indictment 
prosecuted within one year after the time of the injury 
which caused the death, and shall be paid to the executor 
or administrator, one half thereof to the use of the widow 
and one half to the use of the. children of the deceased ; 
or, if there are no children, the whole to the use of the 
widow; or, if there is no widow, the whole to the use of 
the next of kin ; but a corporation which operates a rail- 
road shall not be so liable for the death of a person while 
walking or being upon its railroad contrary to law or to 
the reasonable rules and regulations of the corporation. 
Such corjX)ration shall also be liable in damages in the 
sum of not less than five hundred nor more than ten thou- 
sand dollars, which shall be assessed with reference to the 
degree of culpability of the corporation or of its servants 
or agents, and shall be recovered in an action of tort, begun 
within one year after the injury which caused the death, 
by the executor or administrator of the deceased for the 
use of the persons hereinbefore specified in the case of an 
indictment. If an employee of a railroad corporation, 
being in the exercise of due care, is killed under such cir- 
cumstances as would have entitled him to maintain an 
action for damages against such corporation if death had 
not resulted, the corporation shall be liable in the sum of 
not less than five hundred nor more than five thousand 
dollars, in the same manner as it would have been if the 
deceased had not been an employee. But no executor or 
administrator shall, for the same cause, avail himself of 
more than one of the remedies given by the provisions of 
this section. 

Section 2. This act shall not affect any suit or pro- Not to affect 
ceeding now pending, or any cause of action or ground of etc***"^ ^"'*''' 
indictment existing prior to the passage of this act. 

Approved May 8, 1907. 

Ax Act relative to the dissolution of attachments. Chan 393 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and seventeen of R. l. i67, 
chapter one hundred and sixty-seven of the Revised Laws amended, 
is hereby amended by inserting after the word "■ sureties ", 
in the fourth line, the words : — and, except in case the 



3i0 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 391. 

proposed surety is a surety company qualified to do busi- 
ness in tliis Commonwealth, therein setting forth the j^rop- 
erty with which each of said sureties proposes to qualify, 
and in case said property, as so set forth, be realty, then 
giying the name of the city or town in which the same is 
located, ■ — and by inserting after the word " hearing ", in 
the fourth line, the words : — containing a copy of the ap- 
plication to the magistrate, — so as to read as follows : — 
^J'provfiof"'^^ Section. 117. Before such bond is approyed, the defend- 
^°"'^- ant, or a person in his behalf, shall make application in 

writing to the magistrate, specifying therein the names and 
residences of the proposed sureties and, except in case the 
proposed surety is a surety company qualified to do busi- 
ness in this Commonwealth, therein setting forth the prop- 
erty with which each of said sureties proposes to qualify, 
and in case said pro}3erty, as so set forth, be realty, then 
giving the name of the city or town in which the same is 
located. Xotice of the time and place of the hearing, con- 
taining a copy of the application to the magistrate, shall be 
giyen to the plaintiif or his attorney as provided in sections 
twenty-seven to thirty, inclusive, of chapter one hundred 
and seventy-five ; but the plaintiff or his attorney may in 
writing waive such notice or may approve the bond at any 
time. 

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

Approved May 8, 1907. 



Chap.d94: -^^ Act relative to the penalty for givixg false weight 

OR MEASURE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloirs: 

^wln^ilhl Section 1. Whoever, himself or by his servant or 

weight or asent or as the servant or acent of another person, is 

measure. o « . . ^ -, . ,vi . . i 

guilty of giymg false or msufncient Aveight or measure 
shall for a first offence be punished by a fine of not more 
than fifty dollars, for a second offence by a fine of not more 
than two hundred dollars, and for a subsequent offence by 
a fine of fifty dollars and by imprisonment for not less 
than thirty nor more than ninety days. 
Repeal. Sectiox 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 

herewith are hereby repealed. Approved May S, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 395, 396. 341 

Ax Act relative to the taxation of business corpora- C%a7).395 

TIOXS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox 1. The tax commissioner, in determining for Taxation of 
the purposes of taxation the value of the corporate fran- porations. 
chise of any corporation which is required to make re- 
turns according to the provisions of section forty-five of 
chapter four hundred and thirty-seven of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and three, shall not take into con- 
sideration any debts of such corporation, unless the re- 
turns required from it contain a statement duly signed 
and sworn to, as provided for in said section, setting forth 
that no part of such debts was incurred for the purpose 
of reducing the amount of taxes to be paid by it. 

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

Approved May S, 1907. 



Ax Act relative to the orgaxizatiox fees of busixess 
corporatioxs. 



Chap.396 



Be it enacted, etc., as foUows: 

Sectiox 1. Section eighty-eight of chapter four hun- i903, 437. § 88, 
dred and thirty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen ^^^"^ ^ 
hundred and three is hereby amended by striking out the 
words " one fortieth ", in the fourth line, and inserting 
in place thereof the words : — one twentieth, — and by 
striking out the word '' ten ", in the seventh line, and in- 
serting in place thereof the word : - — twenty-five, — so as 
to read as follows : — Section 88. The fee for filing and Fee for filing, 

. , , ~ ^ etc., articles oi 

recording the articles of organization required by section organization, 
eleven, including the issuing by the secretary of the Com- 
monwealth of the certificate of incorporation, shall be olie 
twentieth of one per cent of the total amount of the au- 
thorized capital stock as fixed by the articles of organiza- 
tion ; but not in any case less than twenty-five dollars. 

Sectiox 2. Section eighty-nine of said chapter four 1903, 437, § 89, 
hundred and thirty-seven is hereby amended by striking 
out the words " one fortieth ", in the third line, and in- 
serting in j^lace thereof the words : — one twentieth, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 89. The fee for filing Fee for filing, 
and recording the certificate required by section forty-two ofmcrease of ^ 

capital. 



342 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 397, 398. 



providing for an increase of capital stock shall be one 
twentieth of one per cent of the amount bj which the 
capital is increased. 

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

Approved May 9, 1907. 

Chap.397 ^^^ -'^^'T TO provide for the appointment of an electric 



Electric light 
board, city of 
Chicopee, ap- 
pointment, etc. 



Appointments 
to be made 
annually. 



Proviso. 



LIGHT BOARD IN THE CITY OF CHICOPEE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The mayor of the city of Chicopee shall 
appoint, subject to the approval of the board of aldermen, 
an electric light board consisting of three citizens of the 
city, wdio shall not all be members of the same political 
party and who shall have all the powers which municipal 
electric light boards have in towns. 

Section 2. Such appointments shall be made annu- 
ally in the month of January unless a different mode of 
appointment is provided for in the charter of the city, 
and the term of office of the members of said board shall 
be three years: provided, however, that the members first 
appointed may be appointed at any time after the passage 
of this act and shall hold office for one year, two years 
and three years, respectively, as designated by the mayor, 
from the first day of January next succeeding the time of 
their appointment. Members of the said board may be 
removed by the mayor for cause, and vacancies shall be 
filled by appointment for the residue of the unex|)ired 
term, in the same manner in which the original appoint- 
ments are made. The members of the board shall receive 
such compensation as the board of aldermen may fix. 

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

Approved May 9, 1907. 

0^079.398 An Act to authorize the city of north adams to jiake 

AN additional WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of ISTorth Adams is hereby au- 
thorized to issue, from time to time, during the years 
nineteen hundred and seven and nineteen hundred and 
eight, in addition to the amounts now authorized by law, 
bonds, notes or scrip, to be denominated on the face 
thereof, North Adams Water Loan, Act of 1907,, to an 



North Adams 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 399, 4:00. 343 

amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, pay- 
able at periods of not more than thirty years from the 
dates of issue respectively. The proceeds of such bonds, 
notes or scrip shall be used for the purpose of acquiring 
lands, constructing reservoirs, and generally for the pur- 
pose of supplying the inhabitants with water. 

Section 2. The city instead of establishing a sinking Annual pay- 

. ments 

fund may provide for the payment of said bonds, notes or 
scrip, in such annual proportionate payments as will ex- 
tinguish the same within the time prescribed in this act; 
and when action to that effect has been taken by the city 
the sum required shall annually be assessed, in the same 
manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the debt 
is extinguished. 

Section 3. Bonds, notes or scrip issued under this act Bonds, etc., 

. . . . . ^ot to be 

shall not be reckoned in determining the statutory limit reckoned, etc. 
of indebtedness of the city. 

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

Approved May 9, 1907. 

An Act to establish the salaries of the members of Chan.399 

THE BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN PHARMACY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. The annual salary of the secretary of the Board of 
board of registration in pharmacy shall be one thousand plfarmacy,'^ "^ 
dollars, and that of the other members of the board shall ®'*^"®®- 
be five hundred dollars each, except that the chairman 
shall receive six hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect ujx)n its passage. 

Approved May 9, 1907. 

An Act to confirm certain proceedings of the town of ChapAOO 

STOW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The election of officers, and other proceed- fo°firmid^^ 
ings by the town of Stow at its annual town meeting in 
March, nineteen hundred and seven, shall not be invalid 
by reason of the fact that the polls were not kept open for 
the full time required by law, or by reason of any other 
informality in the conduct of the said meeting. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect ujx)n its passage. 

Approved May 9, 1907. 



344 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 401, 402. 



ChajjAOl Ax Act to establish the salary of the general agent 

OF THE DAIRY BUREAU OF THE STATE BOARD OF AGRICUL- 
TURE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

feierai°igent Section 1. The salarj of the general agent of the 
of the dairy dairy bnreaii of the state board of agriculture shall be 

bureau, etc. ' i i i i tt in t . 

eighteen hundred dollars a year, to be so allowed from the 
first day of January in the year nineteen hundred and 
seven. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect \\\K)\\ its passage. 

Approved May 9, 1907. 

ChapAO^ An Act relative to street railway companies acting as 

COMMON CARRIERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

compante's^iay Section 1. A strcct railway company may become a 
monTfrrierVin coi^imon Carrier of newspapers, baggage, express matter 
certain cases. Q^d freight in such cascs, upon such parts of its railway, 
and to such extent, in any city or town, as, after public 
notice and a hearing, upon the petition of any interested 
party, the board of aldermen or the selectmen in such city 
or town and the board of railroad commissioners shall by 
order approve. If the board of aldermen or selectmen to 
whom such a petition is presented act adversely thereon 
or fail to act within sixty days from the date of the filing 
of such petition the petitioner or any interested party may 
file such petition with the board of railroad commission- 
ers, who shall after public notice and a hearing determine 
whether public necessity and convenience require the grant- 
ing of such petition and shall make an order dismissing 
such petition or requiring any street railway company 
named in such petition to act as such common carrier in 
such cases, upon such parts of its railway and to such ex- 
tent, and under such regulations and restrictions, as in 
the opinion of said railroad commissioners public neces- 
Subject to cer- gify j^d Convenience require. Any street railway company 
tions. acting under authority hereof shall be subject to such 

regulations and restrictions as may from time to time be 
made by the local authorities aforesaid, with the a])proval 
of the railroad commissioners, and shall also be subject to 
the provisions of all laws now or hereafter in force relat- 



Acts, 1907. — Chains. 403, 404. 345 

ing to common carriers so far as tliej shall be consistent 
herewith and with said regulations and restrictions. The Revocation, 
authority conferred npon any street railway company by 
virtue of the provisions of this act may at any time be 
revoked or terminated in any city or town or npon any 
part of its railway, by the board of aldermen or selectmen 
with the api^roval of the board of railroad commissioners. 

Section 2. Section forty-one of Part III of chapter i906.^463,^§ 4i, 
four hundred and sixty-three of the acts of the year nine- peaied. ' 
teen hundred and six is hereby repealed. 

Approved May 10, 1907. 

Ax Act to authorize the city or bostox to widex and QJiavAOS 

i:\IPR0VE CHELSEA STREET IX THE CHARLESTOWX DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox 1. The board of street commissioners of the city of Boston 
city of Boston is hereby directed, in case this act is ac- "tc.''^ ciiefsek 
cepted as hereinafter provided, to widen and improve Chel- ^*'"^®*- 
sea street in the Charlesto'uai district to a uniform w^idth 
of sixty feet from City square to Bainbridge street, and 
may exj^end therefor a sum not exceeding six hundred 
thousand dollars, to be borrowed by said city within its 
debt limit, on condition only that the corporations having 
a location for tracks in said street shall first bind them- 
selves in writing to defray in the aggregate not less than 
one third of the whole expense of said widening and im- 
provement. 

Sectiox 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- when to take 
ance by the city council of the city of Boston, and the 
approval of the mayor in wa"iting. 

Approved May 10, 1907. 

Ax A.CT TO AUTHORIZE THE METROPOLITAX' PARK COMMIS- ChapA04: 
SIOX JOIXTLT WITH THE CHARLES RIVER BASIX CO^klMIS- 
SIOX TO GRAXT LOCATIOXS FOR BOAT HOUSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoirs: 

Sectiox 1. The Charles river basin commission shall boat hmise^^on 
make provision in the construction and laying out of the Charles river. 
2Dark or parkway provided for by chapter four hundred 
and two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six, 
for the location of boat houses, landings thereon and floats 



346 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 405. 

Locations of in connection therewith. At any time after the passage 

boat nouses on , .. „'' ,-, -ii 

Charles river, of tliis act, iipoH the j)etition 01 any duly organized boat 
club for a location for a boat house, landing or floats in 
connection tJierewith, said commission and the metropoli- 
tan park commission by a majority of the members of 
both commissions acting jointly as one board for the pur- 
pose, and, after the completion by said Charles river basin 
commission of the work imposed upon it by law, the met- 
ropolitan park commission alone, may grant to such boat 
club a suitable location, by lease or otherwise, with the 
right to erect a boat house thereon and to project landings 
and floats on the waters of the Charles river contiguous 
thereto, upon such terms, conditions, restrictions and agree- 
ments and for such period of years, not exceeding twenty- 
five, as said commissions acting jointly, or, after the com- 
pletion of said work, as the metropolitan park commission 
may deem expedient. In passing upon such petition con- 
sideration shall be given to the fact that at the time of the 
passage of this act such boat club owned or occupied a 
boat house on the southerly or easterly side of the Charles 
river between Charlesgate west and the new dam, the point 
on the river bank at which such boat house was situated 
and the length of time during which it had been owned or 
maintained there. 

Sectio:s^ 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 13, 1907. 

ChapA05 Ax Act relative to the adoption of children- and the 

CHANGE OF NAMES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
R. L. 154, § 3, Section 1. Section three of chapter one hundred and 

amended. . -ii iii jt 

fifty-four of the Kevised Laws is hereby amended by add- 
ing at the end thereof the words : — and if the child is 
supported by a city or to^\Ti, notice shall also be given to 
the overseers of the poor thereof, and in the city of Boston 
said notice shall be given both to the overseers of the poor 
and to the trustees for children, — so as to read as f ol- 
re^^uTrecHn*' lows : — SecHon 3. The consent of the persons named in 
certain cases \\-yQ procedinff scctiou. Other than the child or her husband, 

of change of ..^ -im i -i-i-i ji ij.1- 

names, etc. if any, shall not be required ii the person to be adopted is 
of full age, nor shall the consent of any such person other 
than the child be required if such person is adjudged by 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. ttOG. 347 

tlie court lieariiio- the petition to be liopelesslv insane, or is Consent not 

, . \ . . I ' J. required in 

imjjrisoned m the state prison or m a house oi correc- certain cases 
tion in this Commonwealth under sentence for a term of names, etc. 
which more than three years remain unexpired at the date 
of the petition; or if he has wilfullv deserted and neg- 
lected to provide proper care and maintenance for such 
child for two years last preceding the date of the petition ; 
or if he has suffered such child to be supported for more 
than two years continuously, prior to the petition, by an 
incorporated charitable institution or as a pauper by a 
city or town or by the Commonwealth ; or if he has been 
sentenced to imprisonment for drunkenness upon a third 
conviction within one year and neglects to provide proper 
care and maintenance for such child ; or if such person 
has been convicted of being a common night walker or a 
lewd, wanton and lascivious 2:)erson, and neglects to pro- 
A^de proper care and maintenance for such child. A giv- 
ing up in writing of a child, for the purpose of adoption, 
to an incorporated charitable institution shall operate as a 
consent to any adoption subsequently approved by such 
institution. Xotice of the petition shall be given to the 
state board of charity, if the child is supported as a pauper 
by a city or town or by the Commonwealth, and if the 
child is supported by a city or town, notice shall also be 
given to the overseers of the jjoor thereof, and in the city 
of Boston said notice shall be given both to the overseers 
of the poor and to the trustees for children. 

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

Approved May IJ^, 1907. 

Ax Act to authorize the towx of edgartowx to acquire QJianAOG 

LAXD FOR A BOAT LAXDIXG. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox 1. The to\vn of Edgartown is hereby author- Town of 
ized to take or to acquire by purchase or gift, a piece of maf^acq^e 
land in the said town suitable for a boat landing, and landing"! ^ ^°** 
situated on the shore of the harbor between the steamboat 
wharf, so-called, and the land of Frank E. Alden, together 
with any rights or easements that may be necessary or 
convenient for the said purpose. For this purpose the 
to^^ii may expend a sum not exceeding eight hundred dol- 
lars ; and if the town acquires land or easements by taking 



348 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 407, 408. 

the same a sufRcient description thereof, signed bv the 
selectmen, shall be filed in the registry of deeds for the 
county of Dnkes County, and upon such filing the title to 
the same shall vest in the town. In case of a taking the 
damages shall be determined in the manner provided by 
law for the recovery of damages for land taken for laying 
out highways. 

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

Approved May IJf, 1907. 

ChajyAOl Ax Act to authorize the sale axd purchase by the 

TRUSTEES OF THE STATE HOSPITAL AND STATE FARM OP 
CERTAIN LANDS IN THE TOWN OF BRIDGEWATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

fhite^of certain Section 1. The triistces of the state hospital and state 
Bridlewater. fai'Hi, or a majority thereof, are hereby authorized to sell 
and convey a parcel of land on Titicut street in the town 
of Bridgewater, now owned by the Commonwealth and 
containing about eighty-two and eight hundredths square 
rods, and in consideration of such sale and conveyance to 
acquire for the Commonwealth and in its name a parcel 
of land on Conant street in said town containing about 
seventy and seven tenths square rods. 

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

Approved May IJ^, 1907. 

ChapA08 Ax Act relative to records of convictions under the 

LAWS relative TO THE USE AND OPERATION OF AUTOMO- 
BILES AND motor cycles. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

et°?aminLd. Section 1. Scctiou six of chapter three hundred and 
eleven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and five, 
as amended by section five of chapter four hundred and 
twelve of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six, is 
hereby further amended by striking out the words '' a cer- 
tified copy ", in the sixth line, and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — an abstract, — and by inserting after 
the word " commission ", in the seventh line, the words : 
— Said abstracts shall be made upon forms prepared by 
said commission and shall include all necessary informa- 
tion as to the parties to the case, the nature of the offence, 
the date of the hearing, the plea, the judgment, and the 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 409. 349 

result ; and every such abstract shall be certified by the 
clerk of the court or by the trial justice as a true abstract 
of the record of the court, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 6. A full record shall be kept by every court or Record of cases 
trial justice in this Commonwealth of every case in which to brkept,°etc. 
a person is charged with a violation of any of the provi- 
sions of said chapter four hundred and seventy-three or 
of any other act relative to automobiles or motor cycles, 
and an abstract of such record shall be sent forthwith by 
the court or trial justice to the Massachusetts highway 
commission. Said abstracts shall be made upon forms pre- 
pared by said commission and shall include all necessary • 
information as to the parties to the case, the nature of the 
offence, the date of the hearing, the plea, the judgment, 
and the result ; and every such abstract shall be certified 
by the clerk of the court or by the trial justice as a true 
abstract of the record of the court. Said courts and trial 
justices shall furnish to the ^Massachusetts highway com- 
mission the details of any particularly flagrant cases which 
may be heard before them, and they may make such recom- 
mendations to said commission as to the suspension or 
revocation of the license or certificate of registration of 
the persons defendant in such cases as they may deem 
necessary. Said commission shall keep such records in its 
main office, and they shall be open to the inspection of any 
person during reasonable business hours. 

Sectiox 2. This act shall take effect u|X)n its passage. 

Approved May I4, 1907. 



ChapAOd 



Ax Act to authorize the trustees of bridgewater acad- 
emy TO COXVEY THE PROPERTY OF SAID CORPORATION" TO 
THE TOWX OF BRIDGEWATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Sectiox 1. The charitable corporation located in Trustees of 
Bridgewater and incorporated under the name of The Acklfemy may 
Trustees of Bridgewater Academy, by an act approved p^oplrtyTo^the 
February twenty-sixth, seventeen hundred and ninety-nine, BrTdgeiater. 
may convey to the town of Bridgewater all the real estate 
and other property now held by said corporation, upon the 
conditions hereinafter set forth, when authorized to make 
such conveyance by a three quarters vote of the members 
of said corporation present and voting at a meeting duly 



350 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 410. 



Property to 
be held upon 
trust, etc. 



Powers to be 
exercised on 
decree of the 
superior court. 



When to take 
effect. 



called for the purpose, and when the said town has voted 
to accept such conveyance bj a vote of the majority of the 
voters of said town present and voting thereon at any town 
meeting dnly called and held. 

Sectiox 2. The to\\Ti of Bridgewater shall hold all 
property, real and personal, conveyed to it under the au- 
thority of this act, upon trust, to apply the same to the 
maintenance of the schools of the town in such manner as 
the tovTi may from time to time determine ; and for this 
purpose the town may from time to time in its discretion 
sell and convey said property or any part thereof, and 
receive and invest and reinvest the proceeds thereof. 

Section 3. The powers hereby granted shall be exer- 
cised only in conformity with a decree of the superior 
court sitting in equity for the county of Plymouth, to be 
entered within one year after the j^assage of this act. 

SECTioisr 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage 
so far as to allow the passing of the votes referred to in 
section one and the application for a decree of the superior 
court referred to in section three. 

Approved May IJ,,, 1907. 



ChapAlO Ax Act further to prohibit expectoration in certain 

PUBLIC PLACES AND CONVEYANCES. 



1906, 165, § 1, 
amended. 



Expectoration 
in certain 
public places 
prohibited. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and sixty- five of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and six is hereby 
amended by striking out section one and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 1. Xo person shall ex- 
pectorate or spit upon any public sidewalk, or upon any 
])lace used exclusively or principally by j)edestrians, or, 
except in receptacles provided for the purpose, upon the 
floor in any city or town hall, in any court house or court 
room, in any public library or museum, in any church or 
theatre, in any lecture or music hall, in any mill or fac- 
tory, in any hall of any tenement building occupied by 
five or more families, in any school building, in any ferry 
boat or steamboat, in any railroad car, except a smoking 
car, in any elevated railroad car, except a smoking car, 
in any street railway ear, in any railroad or railway sta- 
tion or waiting room or on any sidewalk or platform con- 
nected therewith. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 411. 351 

Sectiox 2. Section two of said chapter one hundred ime^jide^d; ^ ^• 
and sixty-five is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the words : — Any person detected in the act of 
violating any provision of this act may be arrested by any 
officer authorized to serve criminal process in the jDlace 
where the offence is committed and kept in custody until 
he can be taken before a court which has jurisdiction of 
such offence; and if his name is unkno^vn to the officer 
Avho makes the arrest, he may be arrested without a war- 
rant, — so as to read as follows : — Section 2. Whoever Penalty, 
violates any provision of this act shall be punished by a 
fine of not more than twenty dollars. Any person detected 
in the act of violating any provision of this act may be 
arrested by any officer authorized to serve criminal process 
in the place where the offence is committed and kept in 
custody until he can be taken before a court which has 
jurisdiction of such offence ; and if his name is unknown 
to the officer who makes the arrest, he may be arrested 
without a warrant. 

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

Approved May I4, 1907. 



Ax Act to provide for the cases of children ix the ChapATl 

BOSTO>r JUVENILE COURT WHO BECOME SEVENTEEN TEARS 
OF AGE PENDING ADJUDICATION AND DURING CONTINUANCES 
AND PROBATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. The Boston juvenile court shall have the Powers of 

1 1 • ^^ ^ •! ^ i i Boston juve- 

same powers and authontv over all children who become niie court in 

« \. -,.,.. , . certain cases. 

seventeen years ot age pending adjudication on their cases, 
or during continuances or probation, or after their cases 
have been placed on file, which it would have had prior to 
their becoming seventeen years of age : provided, that noth- Proviso, 
ing herein contained shall be construed to authorize the 
commitment of any child over seventeen years of age to 
the state industrial school for girls at Lancaster, and that 
nothing herein contained shall give said court any power 
or authority over said children after they become eighteen 
years of age. 

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

Approved May IJf, 1907. 



352 



Acts, 1907. — CuArs. 412, 413. 



ChapAV2i ^^ -^CT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWX OF PEABODY TO BORROW 
AN ADDITIOXAL SUM FOR SEWER COXSTRUCTIOX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

PeX)(iy may Section 1. The vote passed bv the town of Peabody at 
f'oTseweT°°*'^ an adjourned annual town meeting held on the sixteenth 
construction. Jgy of April in the year nineteen hundred and seven ap- 
propriating the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars for 
the purpose of continuing the construction of a system of 
main drains and common sewers for the town, in addition 
to the sum apj^ropriated under authority of chapter two 
hundred and seventy of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and six, is hereby ratified and confirmed, and the 
to^vn is hereby authorized to issue therefor bonds, notes or 
scrij^, bearing interest at a rate not exceeding four j)ev 
cent per annum, payable semi-annually, to an amount not 
exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars. Three thousand 
dollars of the said securities shall be paid each year, in 
accordance with the said vote and for the purposes therein 
specified. Such bonds, notes or scrip shall not be reckoned 
in determining the statutory limit of indebtedness of the 
town. 

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

Approved Mai/ IJf. 1907. 



Annual 
payments on 
loan. 



OhapAlB Ax zVCT RELATIVE TO THE IXSPECTIOX OF MAXUFACTURIXG, 
MERCANTILE AXD MECHANICAL ESTABLISHMENTS. 



R. L. 108, § 8, 
amended. 



Inspectors, 
powers and 
cluties, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eight of chapter one hundred and 
eight of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by insert- 
ing before the word " ventilation ", in the eighth line, the 
words : — lighting and the, — by inserting after the word 
" workshops ", in the same line, the words : — the keeping 
of them clean, — and by inserting after the word " provi- 
sions ", in the thirteenth line, the words : — the lighting, 
— so as to read as follows : — Section 8. The members 
of the inspection department of the district police shall, 
except as otherwise provided in chapters one hundred and 
four, one hundred and five and one hundred and six, en- 
force the provisions thereof and all other provisions of 
law relative to the employment of women and minors in 
manufacturing, mochanical and mercantile establishments, 
the employment of children, young persons or women in 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. ttU. 353 

factories or workshops, the lighting and the ventilation of 
factories or workshops, the keeping of them clean, and the 
securing of proper sanitary provisions therein, and the 
making of clothing in unsanitary conditions. For such 
purposes, said inspectors may enter all buildings and parts 
thereof which are subject to the provisions of said chap- 
ters and examine the methods of protection from accident, 
the means of escape from fire, the sanitary provisions, the 
lighting and the means of ventilation, and may make in- 
vestigations as to the employment of children, young per- 
sons and women. 

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

Approved May IJf, 1907. 



An Act to prohibit bucketing and bucket-shopping and 
TO abolish bucket shops. 



ChapAU 



Be it enacted, etc., as foUous: 

Section 1. The following words and phrases used in certain words 
this act shall, unless a different meaning is plainly required deEn^d^^^* 
by the context, have the following meanings : — 

" Person '' shall mean an individual, partnership, cor- 
poration or association, whether acting in his or their own 
right or as the officer, agent, servant, correspondent or rep- 
resentative of another. 

'' Contract '' shall mean any agreement, trade or trans- 
action. 

'' Securities " shall mean all evidences of debt or prop- 
erty and options for the purchase and sale thereof, shares 
in any corporation or association, bonds, coupons, scrip, 
rights, choses in action and other evidences of debt or 
property and options for the purchase or sale thereof. 

" Commodities " shall mean anything movable that is 
bought and sold. 

•• Bucket shop " shall mean any room, office, store, build- 
ing or other place where any contract prohibited by this 
act is made, or offered to be made. 

" Keeper " shall mean any person owning, keeping, 
managing, operating or promoting a bucket shop, or as- 
sisting to keep, manage, operate or promote a bucket shop. 

"Bucketing" or "Bucket-shopping" shall mean: — 

(a) The making of, or offering to make any contract 
respecting the purchase or sale, either upon credit or upon 
margin, of any securities or commodities, wherein both 



354 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 414. 



Penalty for 
keeping a 
bucket shop. 



The supreme 
judicial court 
to have juris- 
diction in cases 
of a second 
offence. 



parties thereto intend, or such keeper intends, that such 
contract shall be, or may be, terminated, closed or settled 
according to, or upon the basis of, the public market quota- 
tions of jDrices made on any board of trade or exchange 
upon which said securities or commodities are dealt in, 
and without a bona fide purchase or sale of the same; or 

(h) The making of, or offering to make any contract 
respecting the j)urehase or sale, either upon credit or upon 
margin, of any securities or commodities, wherein both 
parties intend, or such keeper intends, that such contract 
shall be, or may be, deemed terminated, closed or settled, 
when such jDublic market quotations of prices for the se- 
curities or commodities named in such contract shall reach 
a certain figure without a bona fide purchase or sale of 
the same ; or 

(c) The making of, or offering to make any contract 
respecting the purchase or sale, either upon credit or upon 
margin, of any securities or commodities, wherein both 
parties do not intend, or such keeper does not intend, the 
actual or bona fide receipt or delivery of such securities or 
commodities, but do intend, or such keeper does intend, a 
settlement of such contract based upon the differences in 
such public market quotations of prices at which said se- 
curities or commodities are, or are asserted to be, bought 
and sold. 

Section 2, Any person who makes, or offers to make 
any contract defined in the preceding section, or who is 
the keeper of any bucket shop, shall, upon conviction 
thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand 
dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than one year. 
Any person who shall be convicted of a second offence shall 
be punished by imprisonment for not more than five years. 
The continuing of the keeping of a bucket shop, by any 
person, after the first conviction therefor, shall be deemed 
a second offence under this act. 

If a domestic corporation shall be convicted of a second 
offence, the supreme judicial court shall have jurisdiction, 
upon an information in equity in the name of the at- 
torney-general, at the relation of the commissioner of cor- 
porations, to dissolve the corporation; and if a foreign 
corporation shall be convicted of a second offence, the 
supreme judicial court shall have jurisdiction, in the same 
manner, to restrain the corporation from doing business in 
this Commonwealth. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 4:15. 355 



Section 3. Any person who shall communicate, receive, certain persons 
exhibit or display in any manner any statement of quota- peniuLs^pre- 
tions of jDrices of any securities or commodities with an ^^"''^^' ^^*^- 
intent to make, or offer to make, or to aid in making, or 
offering to make, any contract prohibited by this act, upon 
conviction thereof shall be subject to the penalties pro- 
vided in the preceding section. 

Section 4. Every person shall furnish, upon demand, ^'en"1obe**' 
to any customer or principal for whom such person has gg™]-n^41es 
executed any order for the actual purchase or sale of any 
securities or commodities, either for immediate or future 
delivery, a written statement containing the names of the 
persons from whom such property was bought, or to whom 
it has been sold, as the fact may be, the time when, place 
where and the price at which the same was either bought 
or sold; and if such person shall refuse or neglect to fur- 
nish such statement within twenty-four hours after such 
demand, such refusal or neglect shall be prima facie evi- 
dence that such purchase or sale was bucketing or bucket- 
shojiping within the terms of this act. 

Approved Maij lo, 1907. 



ChapAli 



Ax Act to ixcorporate the chattel loax compaxy. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox 1. John Humphrey, Joshua F. Lewis, David Loan*^Companj 
L. Bolger, Daniel Dinsmore, Edwin Sweetser, George H. incorporated. 
Faxon and William A. Finney, their associates and suc- 
cessors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the 
Chattel Loan Comj^any, to be located in Boston, for the 
purpose of loaning money upon pledge or mortgage of 
goods and chattels or of safe securities of any kind; and 
all the 2)owers and j^rivileges necessary for the execution 
of these purposes are hereby granted, and said corporation 
shall also have all the powers and privileges, and be sub- 
ject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities set forth 
in chapter one hundred and nine of the Revised Laws and 
in all general laws now or hereafter in force relating to 
such corporations. Said corporation shall begin to do 
business on or before the first day of July in the year 
nineteen hundred and eiiilit. 

Sectiox 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall ^^p'*^' ^*°'=*'- 
be fifty thousand dollars, to l)e divided into shares of one 
hundred dollars each, and to be paid for at such times and 



356 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 415. 



Pro\iso. 



Increase of 
capital stock. 



May borrow 
nioney oa 
notes. 



Directors. 



Proviso. 



Loans, etc. 



Loans to be for 
a fixed time, 
etc. 



Regulations 
concerning 
loans, etc. 



in such manner as the board of directors shall decide : p?-o- 
vided, that no business shall be transacted by said corpo- 
ration until said amount is subscribed for and actually 
paid in; and no certificate of shares shall be issued until 
the j)ar value of such shares shall have actually been jDaid 
in in cash. Said corporation shall increase its capital 
stock to the amount of seventy-five thousand dollars on or 
before the first day of July in the year nineteen hundred 
and nine, and may further increase its capital stock from 
time to time until the same amounts to two hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars. 

Section 3. Said corporation is hereby authorized to 
borrow money on its own notes, not exceeding the amount 
of its cajjital paid in and for periods not exceeding one 
year. 

Sectiox 4. The government of said corporation shall 
be vested in a board of directors, chosen as the by-laws 
may prescribe, conformably to law : provided, hoivever, 
that one director shall be apj^ointed by the governor of 
the Commonwealth and one shall be appointed by the 
mayor of the city of Boston; and the board thus consti- 
tuted shall elect one of their number president, and such 
other officers as may be deemed necessary. The compen- 
sation of the directors ai^pointed by the governor and 
mayor for their services and attendance at the meetings 
shall be jiaid by said corporation. 

Section 5. When said corporation has disposable funds 
it shall loan on all goods and chattels offered, embraced 
within its rules and regulations, in the order in which 
they are offered, with the exception that it may always 
discriminate in favor of small loans to the indigent. 

Section 6. All loans shall be for a time fixed and for 
not more than one year, and the mortgagor or pledgor 
shall have a right to redeem his property mortgaged or 
l^ledged, at any time before it is sold, in pursuance of the 
contract between the parties, or before the right of redemp- 
tion is foreclosed, on payment of the loan and rate of 
compensation to the time of the offer to redeem. No 
charges shall be made for a preliminary examination when 
a loan is not made, nor for the examination of property 
offered at the office of the company for pledge. 

Section T. The corporation shall give to each pledgor 
a card inscribed with the name of the corporation and of 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 415. 357 

the article or articles pledged, the name of the pledgor, 
the amount of the loan, the rate of compensation, the date 
when the loan is made, the date when it will be payable, 
the page of the book where it is recorded, and a copy of 
sections eight and nine of this act. 

Section 8. Property pledged to the corporation shall pie°fg^ed^to be 
be held one year, unless sooner redeemed, and, if not re- ^^ew one year, 
deemed within one year after the date of the loan, shall 
be sold at public auction, and the net surplus after paying 
the loan, charges and expenses shall be held for one year 
for the owner. All auction sales shall be advertised for at 
least one week in two daily newspapers published in the 
city of Boston. In case a savings bank deposit book 
pledged to the company shall not be redeemed as above 
provided, it shall not be necessary for the association to 
sell the same at public auction, but it may convert the 
same, or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the 
debt, in such mode and at such time as in the judgment 
of the directors will best promote the interest of all 
parties, and the corporation shall hold the net surplus for 
one year for the owmer. 

Section 9. Said corporation shall in no case charge Rate of 
interest at a rate exceeding one and one half per cent per 
month. 

Section 10. The bank commissioner shall have access Bank- com- 

. Till CI • !• missioner to 

to the vaults, books and papers of the corporation, and it have access to 
shall be his duty to inspect, examine and inquire into its 
affairs and to take proceedings in regard to them, in the 
same manner and to the same extent as if said corporation 
were a savings bank, subject to all general laws now or 
hereafter in force relating to such institutions in this re- 
gard. The returns required to be made to the bank com- Returns, etc. 
missioner shall be in the form of a trial balance of its 
books, and shall specify the different kinds of its liabili- 
ties and the different kinds of its assets, stating the amount 
of each kind, together with such other information as may 
be called for by said commissioner, in accordance with a 
blank form to be furnished by him; and these returns 
shall be printed at the expense of said corporation in a 
newspaper of general circulation published in the city of 
Boston, at such times and in such manner as may be di- 
rected by said commissioner, and also in the annual report 
of the commissioner. The said commissioner may cause Examinations. 



358 Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 416, 417. 

any examination of the affairs of the said corporation to 
be made bv an expert, under his direction, but at the ex- 
pense of the corporation. 

Section 11. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 16, 1907. 

CJiCtpAlG Ax Act relative to the height of buildings ox Ruther- 
ford AVENUE IN the CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Height of Section 1. The width of Rutherford avenue in the 

Diiiluings on 

Rutherford Charlesto^^^l district of the city of Boston, between Chap- 
Boston, man street and the Mystic river tracks of the Boston and 
Maine Railroad crossing the northerly part of said avenue, 
shall be considered as eighty feet in respect to the height 
of buildings that may be erected on the southwesterly and 
westerly side of said avenue, between the points men- 
tioned, so as to permit the erection of buildings to the 
height of one hundred feet, as provided for buildings 
erected on streets of the width aforesaid in district B by 
the commission appointed on height of buildings in the 
city of Boston, under chapter three hundred and eighty- 
three of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and five. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 16, 1907. 

ChapAYI An Act relative to unclaimed deposits with trust com- 
panies. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

R- L- ,11?' 5 16, Section 1. Section sixteen of chapter one hundred and 
sixteen of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by insert- 
ing after the word " prescribe ", in the seventh line, the 
words : — When money so deposited has remained un- 
claimed for more than ten years, the court may upon 
motion of the attorney-general order and decree that it 
shall be paid over to the treasurer and receiver general to 
be held by him in accordance with the t^rms of said order 
or decree, and upon the entry of such order or decree the 
corporation shall pay over money so deposited and speci- 
fied in the order to the treasurer and receiver general, to 
be held by him as aforesaid ; and in case any person shall 
establish a lawful right thereto the said treasurer shall 
repay the same to such person, witli interest at the rate of 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 418. 359 

three per cent per annum from the time when it was paid 
to the treasurer and receiver general to the time when it 
is paid over by him to such person, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 16. A court of law or equity, or a Deposits by 
court of probate and insolvency of this Commonwealth, counT'*^ °^ 
may direct that money or property under its control, or 
which may be paid into court by parties to any legal pro- 
ceedings, or which may be brought into court by reason 
of an order or judgment, be deposited with such corpora- 
tion, upon such terms and subject to such instructions as 
the court may prescribe. "\Mien money so deposited has 
remained unclaimed for more than ten years, the court 
may upon motion of the attorney-general order and decree 
that it shall be paid over to the treasurer and receiver 
general to be held by him in accordance with the terms of 
said order or decree, and upon the entry of such order or 
decree the corporation shall pay over money so deposited 
and sj)eciiied in the order to the treasurer and receiver 
general, to be held by him as aforesaid ; and in case any 
person shall establish a lawful right thereto the said treas- 
urer shall repay the same to such person, with interest at 
the rate of three per cent per annum from the time when 
it was paid to the treasurer and receiver general to the 
time when it is paid over by him to such person. Such 
corporation may also hold money or property in trust, or 
on deposit from executors, administrators, assignees, guard- 
ians and trustees, upon such terms and conditions as may 
be agreed upon. 

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

Approved May 10, 1007. 

Ax Act to provide for remodeling the house of correc- pj^n^j 41 g 

TIOX AT IPSWICH. -^ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox 1. The countv commissioners of the countv of Remodeling of 

_t _ I house of 

Essex are hereby authorized and directed to remodel the correction at 
house of correction at Ipswich by enlarging the cells and 
making such other changes as may be necessary to provide 
suitable, humane and proper accommodations for prison- 
ers. 

Sectiox 2. For the purposes of this act the county Expenditure, 
commissioners are authorized to expend a sum not exceed- 
ins: one thousand dollars. 



360 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 419, 420. 



prepared '^^ Section 3. Before the remodeling aforesaid is begun 

plans therefor shall be jirepared under the direction of the 
county commissioners, but no work shall be done nor any 
contract made until such plans have been approved by the 
board of prison commissioners. 

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

Approved May 16, 1907. 



Chap 



The Fitchburg 
Railroaci 
Company may 
purchase 
securities of 
the Conway 
Electric Street 
Railway 
Company. 

Rights and 
duties of the 
Conway Elec- 
tric Street 
Railway 
Company. 



,419 -^^' -^CT TO AUTHORIZE THE FITCHBURG RAILROAD COMPAXY 
TO PURCHASE EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS AND CAPITAL 
STOCK or THE CONWAY ELECTRIC STREET RAILWAY COM- 
PANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Fitchburg Railroad Company is hereby 
authorized and empowered to i:)urchase, hold, own, manage 
and enjoy the evidences of indebtedness, or any part 
thereof, and the capital stock, or any part thereof, of the 
Conway Electric Street Railway Company. 

Section 2. The Conway Electric Street Railway Com- 
pany, so long as the evidences of indebtedness or capital 
stock thereof shall be held, owned, managed or enjoyed, in 
Avhole or in part, by the said railroad company, shall not 
purchase, hold, o^vn, manage or enjoy the whole or a part 
of the franchise or property of, and shall not consolidate 
with, an}^ other street railway company incorporated under 
the laws of the Commonwealth. 

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

Approved May 16, 1907. 



ChapA20 Ax Act 



TO C0NriR:\i 



Proceedings of 
the town of 
Heath con- 
firmed. 



CERTAIN PROCEEDINGS 
OF HEATH. 



OF THE TOWN 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The acts and proceedings of the town of 
Heath at its annual town meeting in March, nineteen hun- 
dred and seven, shall not be invalidated or affected by any 
error or omission in the attesting or posting of the warrant 
for the said meeting. 

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

Approved May 16, 1907. 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 421, 422. 361 



An- Act to establish the xame of the wrexthaisi state QJiapAll 

SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folio as: 

Section 1. The school for feeble-minded, established ^?,^„«^i^^^« 
under chapter five hundred and eight of the acts of the f^^^^^jj^^^^^' 
year nineteen hundred and six, shall be kno-\vn as Wren- 
tham State School. 

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

Approved May 16, 1907. 



ChapA22 



Ax Act to establish the bouxdary lixe betweex the 
Towxs of milford axd uptox. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following described line shall hereafter Boundary line 

DGtwBcn tnc 

be the boimdarv line between the towns of Milford and towns of Mii- 
Upton : — Beffinnins; at the corner of the towns of Hop- upton estab- 



kinton, Milford and Upton, at a point on the westerly 
shore of Xortli pond, about nineteen hundred and fifty 
feet south fifty-nine degrees, six minutes west, true bear- 
ing, from a drill-hole in a boulder five feet in height and 
six by nine feet in section, standing in a wall in the 
boundary line between the towns of Hopkinton and Mil- 
ford ; thence southerly, following the high water line of 
the pond as it would be with the water level with the crest 
of the rollway in the present dam at the southerly end of 
the pond, and easterly, along the northerly face of the 
dam, to a point in the middle of the sluiceway through 
which the water is drawn from said pond ; thence south- 
erly, along the middle of Mill river, the outlet of the pond, 
about two and one quarter miles to the corner of the 
towns of Hopedale, Milford and Upton, at a point in the 
middle of the river .about six feet north, fifty-three degrees 
east, from a drill-hole in the easterly end of a boulder 
twelve feet in height and twenty by thirty-five feet in sec- 
tion, a monument in the line between Hopedale and Upton, 
standing in the westerly bank of the river. 

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

Approved May IG, 1907. 



lished. 



362 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. i23, 424. 



Boundary line 
between the 
towns of 
Milford and 
Hopkinton 
established. 



C/?«Z>.423 An Act to establish the bouxdaky lixe betweex the 

TOWXS OF MILFORD AXD HOPKIXTOX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox 1. The following described line shall hereafter 
be the boundary line between the towns of Milford and 
Hopkinton : — Beginning at a granite monument standing 
at the corner of the toA\Tis of Holliston, Hopkinton and 
Milford, in latitude forty-two degrees, eleven minutes, 
twenty-nine and twenty-seven hundredths seconds, and 
longitude seventy-one degrees, thirty minutes, eleven and 
nineteen hundredths seconds ; thence south fifty-one de- 
grees, fifty-four minutes west, true bearing, fourteen hun- 
dred and sixty-eight feet to a granite monument standing 
at an angle in the present boundary ; thence north eighty- 
eight degrees, five minutes west, true bearing, eighty-eight 
hundred and forty-two feet to a granite monument stand- 
ing about ninety feet Avest of Purchase street, Milford, or 
South street, Hopkinton, at an angle in the present bound- 
ary line ; thence south fifty-nine degrees, six minutes west, 
true bearing, thirty-one hundred and seventy-seven feet to 
a drill-hole in a boulder five feet in height and six by 
nine feet in section, standing in a wall and in the present 
boundary line ; thence, in the same direction, about nine- 
teen hundred and fifty feet to the westerly shore of North 
pond, at the corner of the towns of Hopkinton, Milford 
and Upton, said corner being at high water line as it would 
be with the water level with the crest of the roUway in 
the present dam at the southerly end of the pond. 

Sectiox" 2. This act shall take effect ui)on its passage. 

Approved May 10, 1907. 



Chap.4:24: Ax x\CT TO ESTABLISH THE BOUXDARY LIXE BETWEEX THE 
TOWX'S OF HOPKIXTOX AXD UPTOX^. 



Boundary line 
between the 
towns of 
Hopkinton and 
Upton estab- 
lished. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox 1. The following described line shall hereafter 
be the boundary line between the towns of Hopkinton and 
Upton : — Beginning at a granite monument standing at 
the corner of the towns of Hopkinton, Upton and West- 
borough, in latitude forty-two degrees, thirteen minutes, 
thirty-three and sixty-four hundredths seconds, and longi- 
tude seventy-one degrees, thirty-five minutes, fifty-nine and 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 425. 363 

twenty-six hundredths seconds ; thence south fifteen de- Boundary line 
grees, twenty-two minutes west, true bearing, twenty-nine towns of 
hundred and sixty-nine feet to a granite monument, stand- up?on°es°tab-° 
ing at an angle in the present boundary line ; thence south ''*^^'^- 
thirty-two degrees, thirty minutes east, true bearing, ninety- 
seven hundred and thirty-nine feet to a granite monument 
standing at an angle in the present boundary line, about 
fifty feet west of Elm street, Hopkinton, or Forest street, 
Upton ; thence south eighty-three degrees, fifty-nine min- 
utes east, true bearing, thirty-one hundred and twenty- 
eight feet to a granite monument standing at an angle in 
the present boundary line, on the easterly side of School 
street, Hopkinton, or East street, Upton; thence southerly 
along the easterly line of the highway, about seven hun- 
dred and thirty-five feet to a gTanite monument standing 
at an angle in the present boundary line ; thence south 
eighty-eight degrees, thirty-eight minutes east, true bear- 
ing, forty-one hundred and seventy-two feet to a granite 
monument on the westerly shore of i^orth pond ; thence 
southerly, following the high water line of the pond as it 
would be with the water level with the crest of the roll- 
way in the present dam at the southerly end of the pond, 
to the corner of the towns of Hopkinton, Milford and 
Upton, at a point about nineteen hundred and fifty feet 
south fifty-nine degrees, six minutes west, true bearing, 
from a drill-hole in a boulder five feet in height and six 
by nine feet in section, standing in a wall in the boundary 
line between the to^wns of Hopkinton and Milford. 

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

Approved May 16, 1907. 



Chap.425 



Ax Act to establish the boundary line between the 

TOWNS OF SUTTON AND MILLBURY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following described line shall hereafter Boundary line 
be the boundary line between the towns of Sutton and ^oiZfof^^''^ 
[Millbury : — Beginning at a granite monument standing fiiiYbury"'^ 
at the corner of the towns of Grafton, Millbury and Sut- established, 
ton, in latitude forty-two degrees, eleven minutes, twenty- 
nine and fifty-three hundredths seconds, and longitude 
seventy-one degrees, forty-three minutes, twenty-six and 
forty-three hundredths seconds; thence south fifty-eight 



364 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 426. 



towns of 
Sutton and 
Millbury 
established, 



be°t'^"eln'^\he°^ degrees, thirty-six minutes west, true bearing, thirty-three 
hundred and twelve feet to a granite monument standing 
in a wall at an angle in the present boundary line ; thence 
south tAvo degrees, thirty-five minutes east, true bearing, 
eleven hundred and eighty-three feet to a point about one 
hundred and twenty-five feet north of the northerly bank of 
Blackstone river ; thence south forty-nine degrees, twenty- 
nine minutes west, true bearing, twenty-four hundred and 
eleven feet, passing through a granite monument standing 
in the j)i'esent boundary line on the northeasterly side of 
Providence street, to a granite monument standing at the 
northeastern edge of a cultivated field, in the present 
boundary line ; thence north thirty-nine degrees, forty- 
eight minutes west, true bearing, fifteen hundred and 
thirty-two feet, passing through and three hundred and 
eighty-five feet beyond a granite monument standing at 
a junction of walls, in the present boundary line, to a 
point in a cultivated field in the present boundary line ; 
thence south fifty-nine degrees, twenty-six minutes west, 
true bearing, twenty-six thousand nine hundred and nine 
feet to a granite monument standing at the corner of the 
towns of Millbury, Oxford and Sutton, in latitude forty-two 
degrees, eight minutes, forty-one and sixty-nine hundredths 
seconds, and longitude seventy-one degrees, forty-nine min- 
utes, forty-eight and twenty-one hundredths seconds. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its jDassage. 

Approved May IG, 1907. 



Chap.4:26 -^^ ^^t to establish the boundary line between the 

TOWNS OF SUTTON AND DOUGLAS. 



Boundary line 
between the 
towns of 
Sutton and 
Douglas 
established. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following described line shall hereafter 
be the boundary line between the towns of Sutton and 



Douglas 



Beginning at a granite monument standing 



at the corner of the towns of Douglas, Sutton and Ux- 
bridge, in latitude forty-two degrees, five minutes, forty- 
three and thirty-six hundredths seconds, and longitude sev- 
enty-one degrees, forty-one minutes, forty-nine and seven 
tenths seconds; thence south seventy-five degrees, forty- 
three minutes west, true bearing, twenty thousand and six 
feet to a granite monument standing at an angle in the 
present boundary line at an intersection of walls on the 



Acts, 1907. — Chaps. 427, 428. 365 

southeast slope of a hill ; thence north fourteen degrees, 
forty-two minutes west, true bearing, twenty-four hundred 
and ninety-four feet to a granite monument standing on 
the northerly side of Oak street in the jjresent boundary 
line; thence continuing in the same direction, forty-five 
hundred feet to a point in Manchaug lake or pond ; thence 
north eighty-eight degrees, eighteen minutes west, true 
bearing, forty-eight hundred and twenty-three feet to a 
granite monument standing at an angle in the present 
boundary line in woodland at the south end of a wall ; 
thence south sixty-six degrees, twenty-five minutes west, 
true bearing, fourteen hundred and sixteen feet to a gran- 
ite monument standing at the corner of the towns of 
Douglas, Oxford and Sutton, in latitude forty-two degrees, 
five minutes, fifty-seven and eighteen hundredths seconds, 
and longitude seventy-one degrees, forty-seven minutes, 
fifty-one and fifty-three hundredths seconds. 

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

Approved May 16, 1907. 

An" Act to trovide for the allowance or the actual (JJiai)A27 

TRAVELLING EXPENSES OF COLLECTORS OF TAXES IN CASES 
OF ARREST. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In addition to the fee of one dollar which Travelling 
by section thirteen of chapter thirteen of the Revised collectors °of 
Laws a collector of taxes is allowed for an arrest, he shall ^^ine^tT^^ 
be allowed his actual travelling expenses incurred in mak- 
ing such arrest. 

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

Approved 2Iay 16, 1907. 

An^ Act relative to electric railroad companies. Chav 428 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter five hundred and a^e'lidJd.' ^ ^* 
sixteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six 
is hereby amended by striking out at the end thereof the 
words *' The board of aldermen or the selectmen shall set 
forth in the certificate required by section seven the fact 
that such notice was mailed as above provided ", and in- 
serting in place thereof the words : — and said clerk shall 



366 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 428. 



Proceedings 
before boards 



make and deliver to the directors at the hearing a certifi- 
cate setting forth the fact that such notice was published 
and mailed as provided above, and such certificate shall 
be conclusive evidence thereof, — so as to read as follows : 
— Section 6. In case the board of railroad commission- 
dtfes o^'e'iect- ^^'^ gi'auts tlic Certificate specified in the preceding section, 
men of towns, the dircctors may, within sixty days after the granting 
thereof, apply to the board of aldermen of each city and 
to the selectmen of each town in which the railroad is 
to be located to fix the route of the railroad in such city 
or town, and with such application the directors shall file 
a copy of the maps and general profile, and, upon request, 
the other information presented to the board of railroad 
commissioners. The board of aldermen and the selectmen 
shall give fourteen days' notice of the time and place for 
a hearing on such aj^plication by publication thereof in 
one or more newspapers, if there be any, jiublished in 
said city or town ; otherwise in such newspaper or news- 
papers i3ublislied in the county in which the city or town 
is situated as shall be designated by the board of railroad 
commissioners ; and written notice of the time and place 
at which such hearing will be held shall be mailed at least 
seven days before said hearing by the clerk of the city or 
town in which the application for locations has been filed 
to the owners as determined by the last preceding assess- 
ment for taxation of real estate along the public ways or 
parts of ways uj^on which it is proposed to construct said 
line and to the owners of private land upon which the 
route of the railroad is to be fixed; and said clerk shall 
make and deliver to the directors at the hearing a certifi- 
cate setting forth the fact that such notice was published 
and mailed as provided above, and such certificate shall 
be conclusive evidence thereof. 

Sectiox 2. Section seven of said chapter five hundred 
and sixteen is hereby amended by striking out all after 
the word ^' or ", in the fourteenth line, down to and in- 
cluding the word '" directors ", in the twenty-sixth line, 
and inserting in place thereof the following : — fail within 
ninety days after the date of the filing of the application 
to agree with the directors upon a route, or as to require- 
ments in respect of the part of the route located longitu- 
dinally upon public ways and places which meet with the 
approval of the board of railroad commissioners, the di- 



1906. 5ir., § 7, 
amended. 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 428. 367 

rectors or the board of aldermen or selectmen within one 
hundred days after the date of the filing of the applica- 
tion may apply to the board of railroad commissioners, 
which may, in its discretion, after notice to the directors 
and board of aldermen or selectmen, and after public 
notice and a hearing, fix the route and determine the 
grades and method of constructing said railroad in such 
city or in such to^^^l, and no change shall thereafter be 
made by the directors in the grades or method of con- 
struction so determined without the approval in writing of 
the board of railroad commissioners after notice to the 
board of aldermen or selectmen and after public notice and 
a hearing, — so as to read as follows : — Section 7. If of eieftric rau^ 
the route desio-nated in the application is agreed to by the roadcom- 

~ '- '- , panies. 

board of aldermen or the selectmen, and all requirements 
in resjDect of the part of said route located longitudinally 
upon public ways and places are assented to by the direct- 
ors, and thereafter are approved in writing by the board 
of railroad commissioners, the board of aldermen or the 
selectmen shall make a certificate setting forth the route 
as fixed by them, which shall be certified by said board 
or their clerk to the directors, and no further proceedings 
shall be necessary, but the route so agreed to shall be the 
route of said railroad in such city or town. If the board 
of aldermen or the selectmen agree with the directors 
upon a route different from that designated in the a]3pli- 
cation, or fail within ninety days after the date of the 
filing of the application to agree with the directors upon 
a route, or as to requirements in respect of the part of the 
route located longitudinally upon public ways and places 
which meet with the approval of the board of railroad 
commissioners, the directors or the board of aldermen or 
selectmen within one hundred days after the date of the 
filing of the application may apply to the board of rail- 
road commissioners, which may, in its discretion, after no- 
tice to the directors and board of aldermen or selectmen, 
and after public notice and a hearing, fix the route and de- 
termine the grades and method of constructing said railroad 
in such city or in such town, and no change shall there- 
after be made by the directors in the grades or method of 
construction so determined without the approval in writ- 
ing of the board of railroad commissioners after notice to 
the board of aldermen or selectmen and after public notice 



368 Acts, 1907. — Chap. 428. 

and a hearing. Said board shall thereupon make a certifi- 
cate setting forth the route as fixed by it, which route shall 
be certified by its clerk to the directors. In fixing such 
route the board of railroad commissioners shall not locate 
it longitudinally upon any public way or place in such 
city or town without the consent of the board of aldermen 
of such city or the selectmen of such town. That part of 
the route which consists of a location longitudinally upon 
a public way or place shall not be deemed to be fixed until 
all requirements which may be imposed in respect of it by 
the board of aldermen, or the selectmen, as the case may 
be, are approyed in writing by the board of railroad com- 
missioners, 
imendicf' ^ ^^' Section 3. Scctiou twclvc of said chapter five hun- 
dred and sixteen is hereby amended by striking out the 
word " forty-one ", in the twelfth line, and inserting in 
place thereof the word : — forty, — and by striking out 
the word " forty-three ", in the fifteenth line, and insert- 
ing in place thereof the word : — forty-two, — so as to 
Certain sec- read as f ollows : — Section 12. An electric railroad com- 
rola'iawnot pauy shall not be subject to the following provisions of 
toappy. j^^^ relative to railroad corporations contained in Part II 

of said chapter four lumdred and sixty-three : so much of 
section twenty-two of said chapter as refers to tracks laid 
longitudinally within the limits of a public way ; so much 
of section forty-six of said chapter as applies to grain ele- 
vators ; sections fifty-eight, fifty-nine and sixty of said 
chapter, relative to stock or bonds of other corporations ; 
sections one hundred and forty-seven, one hundred and 
fifty-six, one hundred and seventy-three to one hundred 
and seventy-six, inclusive, and two hundred and forty, of 
said chapter relative to operation ; section one hundred and 
fifty-five of said chapter relative to the obstruction of high- 
ways ; and so much of section two hundred and forty-two 
of said chapter as applies to locations longitudinally within 
the limits of a public way ; but the board of railroad com- 
missioners shall prescribe rules and regulations relative to 
the equipment of cars, the ringing of bells, the sounding of 
whistles and the giving of signals, for the prevention of 
accidents, 
ime^nckd ' ^ ^^' Section 4. Scctiou thirteen of said chapter five hun- 
dred and sixteen is hereby amended by striking out the 
word '' thirty-three ", in the first line, and inserting in 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 429. 369 

place thereof the word : — thirty-two, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 13. Section two hundred and thirty- Certain pro- 
two of Part II of said chapter four hundred and sixty- to^ipplyfitT 
three shall aj^ply to an electric railroad company, with 
the addition, after the word " track ", in the second line 
thereof, of the words '' not within the limits of a high- 
way " ; and section sixty-three of Part I of said chapter 
shall apply to such company, with the addition, after the 
word " upon ", in the fourteenth line thereof, of the words 
" that part of ", and after the word " railroad ", in the 
fourteenth and fifteenth lines thereof, of the words '' not 
within the limits of a highway." 

Sectiois' 5. This act shall apply to all pending proceed- p^opPPJfng* 
ings under said chapter five hundred and sixteen. pending. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect ujx)n its passage. 

Approved May 17, 1907. 



Ckaj)A29 



Ax Act to amend the laws relatix"g to electioxs. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sectiox" 1. Section one of chapter eleven of the Re- r. l. ii, § i. 
vised Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the 
sixth paragraph the following paragraph : — " Conven- 
tion " shall apply only to a meeting of delegates duly 
chosen in caucuses, representing two or more subdivisions 
of the district for Avhich the convention is held. 

Section 2. The third paragraph of section fifteen of ^mendeV ^°' 
said chapter is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
'' books ", in the fourth line, the words: — When informed 
of the omission of the name of a person who is averred to 
ha^-e lived in the city or town on the first day of May in 
the current year, and to have been assessed there in the 
preceding year, they shall make due investigation, and, 
upon proof thereof, supply the omission on their books, 
— so that said paragraj^h will read as follows : — The as- omission in 
sessors shall, upon the personal application of an assessed suppUed? 
person for the correction of any error in their original 
lists, and whenever informed of any such error, make due 
investigation, and, upon proof thereof, correct the same on 
their books. When informed of the omission of the name 
of a person who is averred to have lived in the city or 
town on the first day of May in the current year, and to 
have been assessed there in the preceding year, they shall 



370 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 429. 



R. L. 11, § 19, 
etc., amended. 



Assessment of 
polls and 
estates. 



R. L. 11,§36, 

amended. 



Se.ssions of 
registrars of 
voters. 



R. L. 11, 5 109, 
etc., amended. 



Caucuses; 

infonnation 

concerning 



make due investigation, and, upon proof thereof, snpply 
tlie omission on their books. They shall cause all applica- 
tions, certificates and affidavits received by them under 
this section to be preserved for two years. 

SECTiOiSr 3. The third paragraph of section nineteen of 
said chapter, as amended by section three of chapter two 
hundred and ninety-four of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and four, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word " election ", in the sixth line, the words : 
— and forthwith notify the board of registrars of voters of 
the city or town, if in this Commonwealth, where such 
person resided on the first day of May, that they have given 
such certificate, — so that said paragraph will read as fol- 
lows : — If the assessors are satisfied that such statements 
are true, they shall, in the first case, assess such applicant 
for his polls and estate and give him a certificate of assess- 
ment, and in the second, give him a certificate that he has 
been a resident in such city or town the six months pre- 
ceding such election, and forthwith notify the board of 
registrars of voters of the city or town, if in this Common- 
w^ealth, where such person resided on the first day of May, 
that they have given such certificate; but in Boston no 
witnesses shall be required as aforesaid, and no jierson 
shall be assessed later than the twentieth day of December. 

Section 4. Section thirty-six of said chapter is hereby 
amended by striking out the word " two ", in the twenty- 
fourth line, and inserting in place thereof the word : — 
one, — so that the third sentence of the last paragraph of 
said section will read as follows : — In towns not divided 
into voting precincts, they shall, not more than twenty days 
before the annual state election and also not more than 
twenty days before the annual town meeting, but in each 
case on or before the last day fixed for registration, hold 
sessions in one or more suitable places. 

Section 5. The first paragraph of section one hundred 
and nine of said chapter, as amended by chapter two hun- 
dred and sevent,y-five of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and four, is hereby further amended by striking out 
all after the word ''' held ", in the fifth line of said para- 
graph, and inserting in ])lace thereof the words : — or that 
he is a candidate for renomination, provided that such be 
the fact, — so that said paragraph will read as follows : — 
Section 109. The nomination paper for an elective office 
shall give the name of the candidate, the street and num- 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 429. 371 

ber, if anv, of his residence, and niav, in not more than candjdatesfor 

*^ *^ BlCCtlVG OII1C6S. 

eight words, state his occnpation, the pnl)lic offices he has 
held, or that he is a candidate for renomination, provided 
that such be the fact. 

Section 6. Section one hundred and fortj-three of said |^tc^ amended^' 
chapter, as amended bv section four of chapter four hun- 
dred and forty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and six, is hereby further amended by inserting after 
the word " voters ", in the fourteenth line, the words : — 
provided, that no more signatures shall be required for any 
district nomination than are required for a nomination at 
large, — so as to read as follows: — Section lJf.3. Xom- Nomination 
inations of candidates for any offices to be filled by all the number of 
voters of the Commonwealth may be made by nomination signatures. 
papers, stating the facts required by section one hundred 
and forty-six and signed in the aggregate by not less than 
one thousand voters for each candidate, ^dominations of all 
other candidates for offices to be filled at a state election, 
and of all candidates for offices to be filled at a city elec- 
tion, may be made by like nomination papers, signed in the 
aggregate, for each candidate, by two voters for every one 
hundred votes cast for governor at the preceding annual 
state election in the electoral district or division for which 
the officers are to be elected, but in no case by less than fifty 
qualified voters : provided, that no more signatures shall be Proviso, 
required for any district nomination than are required for 
a nomination at large. jSTominations of candidates for 
offices to be filled at a \o\\n election may be made by nom- 
ination papers, signed by at least one voter for every fifty 
votes polled for governor at the preceding annual state 
election in such town, but in no case by less than twenty 
voters. x\t a first election to be held in a newly established 
ward of a city, the number of voters upon a nomination 
paper of a candidate who is to be voted for only in such 
ward need not exceed fifty ; and at a first election in a 
town the number for the nomination of a candidate who 
is to be voted for only in such town need not exceed twenty. 

Section 7. The second paragraph of section one hun- R. l. ii, § i46. 
dred and forty-six of said chapter is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word " words ", in the twenty-first line, 
the word : — and, — and by striking out the words '" and 
to it shall be added the words ' nomination paper ', or, as 
abbreviated, ' nom. paper ' ", in the twenty-second, twenty- 
third and twenty-fourth lines, — so that said paragraph 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 429. 



Political 
designation of 
candidates in 
certain cases. 



E.. L. 11. § 197. 
amended. 



Arrangement 
of names of 
candidates on 
ballots. 



R.L. 11,§ 204, 
amended. 



^vill read as follows : — If a candidate is nominated other- 
wise than by a j^olitical party, the name of a political 
party shall not be used in his political designation, except 
as describing and preceding some other name or term which 
shall not be the name of any party which cast at the last 
preceding election more than three thonsand votes for gov- 
ernor ; and if so nsed in case of a candidate nominated by 
a nomination paper, the political designation shall consist 
of not more than two words and shall not be changed after 
having been placed iii^on the paper. Certificates of nom- 
ination and nomination papers for town offices may or may 
not include a designation of the party or principle which 
the candidate rejiresents. 

Section 8. The first paragrajjh of section one hun- 
dred and ninety-seven of said chapter is hereby amended 
by inserting after the word '' terms ", in the sixth line, 
the words : — and the names of candidates nominated by 
single wards but to be voted for at large shall be arranged 
in groups by wards. In the case of the office of repre- 
sentative in congi'ess, the designation may be '^ congress- 
man ", — so that said paragraph will read as follows : — 
The names of candidates for every state, city and to\Am 
office, except the names of candidates for presidential elect- 
ors, shall be arranged under the designation of the office 
in alphabetical order according to the surnames ; but the 
names of candidates for the same office but for different 
terms of service therein shall be arranged in groups accord- 
ing to the length of their resj^ective terms, and the names 
of candidates nominated by single wards but to be voted 
for at large shall be arranged in groups by wards. In the 
case of the office of representative in congress, the designa- 
tion may be "• congressman." Blank spaces shall be left 
at the end of the list of candidates for each different office, 
equal to the number to be elected thereto, in which the 
voter may insert the name of any person not printed on 
the ballot for whom he desires to vote for such office. If 
the approval of a constitutional amendment or any other 
question is submitted to the voters, it shall be printed on 
the ballot after the names of the candidates. 

Section 9. Section two hundred and four of said 
chapter is hereby amended by striking out the words " one 
or more ", in the seventh line, and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — not less than three, — so as to read as fol- 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 429. 373 

lows : — Section 204- The secretary of the Commonwealth Lists of names, 
shall, at least five days before state elections, transmit to didatesto"be 
the registrars printed lists of the names, residences and |o*?|g"strars of 
designations of candidates to be voted for at each polling voters. 
l^lace, substantially in the form of the official ballot, and 
also printed copies of any j)roposed amendment to the con- 
stitution. The registrars shall, upon the receipt thereof, 
conspicuously post in not less than three public places in 
each voting precinct or town the lists and copies aforesaid 
for such precinct or town. 

Section 10. Section two hundred and nine of said ^^^ndid^"°^' 
chajoter is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof 
the words : — Xo ballots or specimen ballots shall be de- Delivery of 
livered by city or towm clerks excej)t as provided in this ^^^^°^^' ®**'- 
section. 

Sectiox 11. Section two hundred and fourteen of said ^m^njid ^ "^^' 
chapter is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof 
the words : — All specimen ballots not posted shall be kept Custody of 
in the custody of the presiding officer until after the clos- ballots, 
ing of the i3olls. 

Section 12. Section two hundred and twenty-six of repeaild ^ "^^' 
said chapter is hereby repealed. 

Section 13. Section four hundred and twenty-one of llc^kmeidtd!* 
said chapter, as amended by chapter three hundred and 
eighteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and three, 
is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
" equity ", in the second line, the words : — or by manda- 
mus, — so as to read as follows : — Section 421. The su- Enforcement 
preme judicial court and the superior court shall have juris- eiection^iawt ° 
diction at law or in equity or by mandamus to enforce the 
provisions of this chapter. Police officers and constables 
shall arrest without a warrant any person detected in the 
act of violating the caucus or election laws. A prosecution 
for the violation of any provision of this chapter shall not, 
unless the purposes of justice require such disposition, be 
placed on file or disposed of except by trial and judgment 
according to the regular course of criminal proceedings. 
It shall be disposed of otherwise only upon motion in writ- 
ing stating specifically the reasons therefor and verified by 
affidavit if facts are relied on. If the court or magistrate 
certifies in writing that he is satisfied that the cause relied 
on exists and that the interests of public justice require the 
allowance of the motion the motion shall be allowed and 



374 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 429. 



the certificate of the court or magistrate shall be filed in 
the case, 
amended,' ^ ^^' Sectiox 14. SectioH elevcii of chajitcr four hundred 
and fiftj-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
three is hereby amended by striking out the last paragraph 
Oath to be and inserting in place thereof the following : — Xo voter 
certain persons who dcuics tlic accuracy of his enrolment may deposit his 
vote.'etc!'* ballot Until he takes the following oath which shall be 
administered to him by the presiding officer of the pri- 
mary : — 



Form of oath 



You do solemnly swear, or affirai, that you are a registered voter 

in this ward (or town), and have the legal right to vote in this 

primaiw and that you are a member of the party 

holdmg the same and are incorrectly enrolled as a member of the 

political party. 



Challenging 
voters. 



1906,444, § 1, 
amended. 



Caucuses for a 
certain purpose 
to be held in 
each voting 
precinct. 



Proviso. 



Such voter may be challenged like any other voter. Any 
person whose right to vote is challenged for any cause rec- 
ognized by law shall not be permitted to vote until he has 
taken the foregoing oath ; and the clerk or secretary of the 
primary shall make a record of the administration of said 
oath to every person who takes the same, which record shall 
state whether or not said person voted. Said record shall be 
returned Avith the proceedings of said primary and shall 
be prima facie evidence in any court that such person took 
said oath and voted in said primary. 

Section 15. Section one of chapter four hundred and 
forty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six 
is hereby amended by striking out the words " one hundred 
and sixty-six ", in the seventh line, and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — one hundred and sixty-one, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 1. A caucus held in a city 
or to\\Ti by a political party which has adopted the provi- 
sions of section ninety-nine of chapter eleven of the Re- 
vised Laws and of the following thirty-two sections of said 
chapter, or the corresponding provisions of earlier laws, and 
in cities and towns where elections are held in voting pre- 
cincts under and by virtue of sections one hundred and 
sixty-one to one hundred and seventy, inclusive, and of 
section three hundred and fifty-three of said chapter, shall 
be held in each of the voting precincts therein: provided, 
that the city or town committee of either of the two chief 
jiolitical parties shall, two weeks at least before the time 



Acts, 1907. — Chap. 429. 375 

for holding the caucus, file a written request to the fore- 
g-oiuo- effect with the aldermen of the citv or the selectmen 
of the town. In case such request is filed, the aldermen or 
selectmen shall furnish a polling place in every such pre- 
cinct for the use of the political party filing such request, 
in accordance with the provisions of section one hundred 
and five of said chajiter. 

Section 16. Any association of legal voters which, first, Municipal 
at the preceding city election, polled for mayor at least 
three per cent of the whole vote cast in the city for that 
office, or, second, which files with the city clerk, at least 
sixty days before the annual municij^al election, a petition 
to be allowed to place caucus nominations on the official 
ballot, which petition is signed by a number of registered 
voters of the city equal to at least three per cent of the 
whole vote polled in the city for mayor at the preceding 
election, shall be deemed a municipal party, so far as the 
municijDal elections in that city are concerned, and a politi- 
cal party within the meaning of chapter eleven of the 
Revised L