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ACTS 



RESOLVES 



PASSED BY THE 



(icncral djaurt of p;a^SHi:husEtts, 



IN THE YEAR 



1914, 



TOGETHER WITH 

THE CONSTITUTION, LIST OF THE CIVIL GOVERNMENT, TABLES 
SHOWING CHANGES IN THE STATUTES, ETC., ETC. 



PUBLISHED BY THE 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 

32 DERNE STREET. 

1914. 



A CONSTITUTION 



FORM OF GOVERNMENT 



(IIl|0 Qlommomu^altli of iiaBsarliuB^tta 



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 furnish 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 us^at'u^! ' 
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 faitliful execution of 
them ; that every 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 great 
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 following Declaration of Rights, and 
Frame of Government, as the Constitution^ of the Com- 
monwealth OF Massachusetts. 



Equality and 
natural rights 
of all men. 



Right and duty 
of public relig- 
iouB worship. 
Protection 
therein. 
2 CuBh. 104. 
12 Allen, 129. 



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



Legislature 
empowered to 
compel provi- 
sion for public 
worship ; 



PART THE FIRST. 

A Declaration of the Ilights of the Inhabitants of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Article I. All men are born free and equal, and have 
certain natm^al, 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 
societ}^ 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 agreeable to the 
dictates of his own conscience ; or for his religious pro- 
fession of sentiments ; provided he doth not disturb the 
public peace, or obstruct others in theu' 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 moralit}^ : Therefore, 
to promote their happiness, and to secure the good order 
and preservation of their government, the people of this 
commonwealth have a riffht to invest their legislature with 
power to authorize and require, and the legislature 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 piety, rehgion, and morality, in all cases where such 
provision shall not be made voluntarily. 

And the people of this commonwealth have also a right atte°ifdance^°*'* 
to, and do, invest their legislatiu'e 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- CouVteacheTs'^' 
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 ^^homparochiai 
public worship, and of the public teachers aforesaid, shall, p^'a^ij^ ^l^gg® 
if he require 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 ; otherwise it may be paid towards the support 
of the teacher or teachers of the parish or precinct in which 
the said moneys are raised. 

And every denomination of Christians, demeaning them- ah denomina- 
selves peaceably, and as good subjects of the commonwealth, protected. ^ 
shall be equally .under the protection of the law : and no suboi'dination 
subordination of any one sect or denomination to another anoth^erp°rV-° 
shall ever be established by law.] hibited. 

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, which 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 ^/aiTo°ffl^Jr"7 
being 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 pubuc being 
and exclusive privileges, distinct from those of the com- p^cui'iar prw*" 
munity, than what arises from the consideration of ser- [afy^^fflcet'^ire 
vices rendered to the public ; and this title being in ^^^'^^j^^^^^'* 
nature neither hereditary, nor transmissible to children. 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Objects of gov- 
ernment; right 
of people to 
institute 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, Sect. 
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, 150. 
4 Allen, 474. 

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

See amend- 
ments, Art. 
XXXIX. 
6 Cush. 327. 
14 Gray, 1.55. 
16 Gray, 417, 
431. 

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



or descendants, 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 happiness 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 
employments. 122 Mass. 595, 596. 

X. Each individual of the society 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. Ill Mass. 130. 

XL 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 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 7 

justice freely, and without being obliged to purchase it ; i 

completely, and without any denial ; promptly, 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, substantial!}^ rHck. 211. 
and formally, described to him ; or be compelled to accuse, is pick'. 434. 
or furnish evidence against himself. And every subject f'uethid!^' 
shall have a right to produce all proofs that may be favor- i^(jja*^"/^^' 
able to him ; to meet the witnesses against him face to face, & Gray', leo. 
and to be fully heard in his defence by himself, or his 10 Gray, ii* 
counsel, at his election. And no subject shall be arrested, 2 AiiTn.'swu' 
imprisoned, despoiled, or deprived of his propert}^ mimu- 24ot264°4l9^ 
nities, or privileges, put out of the protection of the law, la^'^ug^ j^o 
exiled, or deprived of his life, liberty, or estate, but by the 97Mass.'57o, 
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. lOSMass. 418. 

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

And the leg-islature shall not make any law that shall Rigw to trial 

* . 1 . -, -^ . 1 ^y jury m 

subiect any person to a capital or iniamous punishment, criminal cases, 

GXCGPt etc 

exceptino- for the a:overnmeut of the army and navy, with- 8'Gray',329,373. 

4. t ' ^ u • " 103 Mass. 418. 

out trial by jury. 

XHI. In criminal prosecutions , the verification of facts , crimes to be 
in the vicinity where they happen, is one of the great- ?idnity!° ^^^ 
est securities of the life, liberty, and property of the i2iM''a8s!*6i 62, 
citizen . 

XrV. Every subiect has a right to be secure from all Right of search 

1 , ..~ 1^ -I • • ^^"^ seizure 

unreasonable searches, and seizures, of his person, his regulated. 

, , . J n 1 • • *Yi ^ Const, of U.S., 

houses, his papers, and all his possessions. All warrants, Amend'tiv. 
therefore, are contrary to this right, if the cause or founda- scush.seg. 
tion of them be not previously supported b}^ oath or affir- l3^Gmy,^454. 
mation, and if the order in the warrant to a civil officer, to loo'Mas^s I'fe 
make search in suspected places, or to arrest one or more J39. 

- ^ f , . 126 Mass. 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 esclp'tfeTc!'^^^' 
which it has heretofore been otherways used and practised, Amendn^vif.'' 
the parties have a right to a trial by jury ; and this method 2 ^|^^-'^^^. 
of procedure shall be held sacred, unless, in causes arising 5 Gray, 144. 
on the high seas, and such as relate to mariners' wages, ii_Aiien, 574, 
the legislature shall hereafter find it necessar}^ to alter it. io2'Mass.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 the 
presa. 



Bight to keep 
and bear arras. 
Stand iug armies 
dangerous. 
Military power 
subordinate to 
civil. 
5 Gray, 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 sus- 
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, 24T. 



XVI. The 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 have a right to keep and to bear 
arms for the common defence. And as, in time of peace, 
armies are dangerous to liberty, the}^ ought not to be 
maintained without the consent of the legislature ; and 
the military power shall alwaj^s 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, consequently, to have a particular atten- 
tion to all those principles, in the choice of their officers 
and representatives : and they have a right to require of 
their lawgivers and magistrates an exact and constant 
observance of them, in tlie 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, by 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, fixed, laid, or levied, under any 
pretext whatsoever, without the consent of the people or 
their representatives in the legislature. 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 9 

XXIY. Laws made to punish for actions done before ex post. facto 
the existence of such laws, and which have not been de- vTl\\^^i\^^' 
clared crimes by preceding laws, are unjust, oppressive, ^^^'*-^'**^' 
and inconsistent with the fundamental principles of a free 
government. 

XXV. No subject ought, in an}^ case, or in an}' time, Legislature not 
to be declared guilty of treason or felon}" by the legis- treasS^.'^etc. 
lature. 

XXVI. No magistrate or court of law shall demand o/flnet'^lr.d''" 
excessive bail or sureties, mipose excessive fines, or inflict cruel punish. 

, , *■ ' ments, pro- 

Cruel . or unusual punishments. 5 Gray, 482. hiblted. 

XXVn. Li tune of peace, no soldier ought to be quar- no soidienobe 
tered in any house without the consent of tlie 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. 

XXVni. No person can in any case be subject to law- citizens exempt 
martial, or to any penalties or pains, by virtue of that law, tiai, unksT.'^etc. 
except those employed in the army or navy, and except 
the militia in actual service, but by authority of the legis- 
lature. 

XXIX. 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, f om^y^'^Jr^'. 
and administration of justice. It is the right of every ^^J}^^'^^^- 
citizen to be tried by judges as free, impartial, and inde- los Mass. 219, 
pendent as the lot of humanity will admit. It is, therefore , TeAure'cf their 
not only the best policy, but for the security of the rights ° 

of the people, and of every citizen, that the judges of the 
supreme judicial court should hold their offices as long as 
they 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 chfi!auTieg^8'' 
and judicial powers, or either of them : the executive shall menfs!^^^'*''*' 
never exercise the legislative and judicial powers, or either f^Wen sei'. 
of them : the iudicial shall never exercise the leo-islative L-^Vf^'^-^i^sa. 

. "^ O . 100 Mass. 282, 

and executive powers, or either ot them : to the end it 2S6. 

, X /? 1 1 ^ !• IW Mass. 247, 

mav be a government 01 laws and not 01 men. 249. 

116 Mass. 317. 129 Mass. 559. 



10 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Title of body 
politic. 



PAKT THE SECOND. 

The Frame of Governwient. 

The people, inhabiting the territory formerly called the 
Province of Massachusetts Bay, 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 Coivimonwealth 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 
house, notwith- 
standing. 



THE LEGISLATIVE POWER. 

Section^ I. 
The 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 year [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 
]VIassachusetts. 

II. No bill or resolve of the senate or house of repre- 
sentatives shall become a law, and have 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 an}^ objection to the passing of such bill or resolve, he 
shall return the same, together with 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 by 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 objections, 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 pres- 
ent, shall have the force of a law : but in all such cases. 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 11 

the votes of both houses shall be determined by 3^eas 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 in case of ad- 
or resolve shall not be returned by the governor within the'^e'^erai" 
five da3^s after it shall have been presented, the same shall the five dal", 
have the force of a law. 3 Mass. 567. mItftrArt.i. 

III. The general court shall forever have full power General court 
and authority to erect and constitute judicatories and j^dicatoAesy*^ 
courts of record, or other courts, to be held in the name o?dretc°^ "^^^ 
of the commonwealth, for the hearing, trying, and deter- i2*Gray^i47 
mining of all manner of crimes, oflences, pleas, processes, is*, 
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 

Avhetlier the said pleas be real, personal, or mixed ; and 

for the awarding and making out of execution thereupon. 

To Avhich com'ts and judicatories are hereby given and ^^"Idmini'ster 

granted full power and authority, from time to time, to oaths. 

administer oaths or affirmations, for the better discovery 

of truth in any matter in con trovers}' or depending before 

them. 

IV. And further, full power and authority are hereby General court 
given and granted to the said general court, troiii time to etc. 

time to make, ordain, and establish, all manner of whole- 4 AUen', i'vs". 
some and reasonable orders, laws, statutes, and ordinances, ^gf^^^®"' -^^' 
directions and instructions, either with penalties or with- 100 Mass. 544, 
out ; so as the same be not repugnant or contrary to this iie Mass. 457, 
constitution, as they shall judge to be for the good and may enact 
welfare of this commonwealth, and for the government [epugnlnt to ' 
and ordering thereof, and of the subjects of the same, and g^Xiien^^sa^s*^""" 
for the necessary support and defence of the government 
thereof; and to name and settle annually, or provide by may provide 

n T ^ i? J.1 • 1 xi-T 11 • •! m for tbe election 

fixed laws tor tne naming and settling, all civil oincers or appointment 
within the said commonwealth, the election and consti- ns^Mafsfeos. 
tution of whom are not hereafter in this form of govern- 
ment otherwise provided for ; and to set forth the several tii^r^S[feg';"''^ 
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 ^his constitutioii : and to impose and levy proportional 

may impose ' -C^ iiii 

taxes, etc. and reasonable assessments, rates, and taxes, upon all the 
ments.Art. inhabitants of, and persons resident, and estates lying, 
12 Mass. 252. wlthln tlic sald commonwealth ; and also to impose and 
6 Allen! 558! levy reasonable duties and excises upon any produce, 
idU'fieAfts's"^^' goods, wares, merchandise, and commodities, whatsoever, 
i2Ai'ien'77^223 brought luto, produccd, manufactured, or being within 
III' III' fit' ' ^^^ same ; to be issued and disposed of by warrant, under 
3i.3!5oo!6i2! the hand of the governor of this commonwealth for the 



Mass. 19. 



t3' 



100 Mass. 2S5. tiuic being, with the advice and consent of the council, 

101 Mass. /o, £^^ ^1^^ public service, in the necessary defence and sup- 
114 Ma^s! 388! P^^'^ ^^ ^^® government of the said commonwealth, and 
iie'Mass 461. ^^^^ protection and preservation of the subjects thereof, 
118 Mass. 386, accordlug to such acts as are or shall be in force within 

123 Mass. 493, tllC SamC. 

127'Mass. 413. And whilc the public charges of government, or any 
ta^sVt™^tobe P^^^ thereof, shall be assessed on polls and estates, in the 
disposed of for manner that has hitherto been practised, in order that 

defence, protec- i • -i i-i 

tion, etc. such asscssmeuts may be made with equality, there shall 

Valuation of t)e a valuatiou of estates within the commonwealth, taken 
ten^ye^ars"'^ft''^ aucw oucc in cvcry ten years at least, and as much oftener 
least, while, etc. as the general court shall order. 

8 Allen, 247. o 

12b Mass. oil. pqj. j^jjg authority of the general court to charter cities, see amendments, Art. II. 

For the state wide referendum on bills and resolves of the general court, see 
amendments, Art. XLII. 



CHAPTER I. 

Section H. 

Senate. 

ofTandbT'"^*"' Article I. [There shall be annually elected, by the 
supe"?8edcd^by freeholders and other inhabitants of this commonwealth, 
amendmeute, qualified as iu this constitution is provided, fort}^ persons 
which was also to bc counciUoi's and senators for the year ensuing their 
amendments,^ clcction ; to be choscu b}^ tlic inhabitants of the districts 
Art. XXII. j^^Q which the commonwealth may, 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 
S'co'nncuiore** tiiiicly make known to the inhabitants of the common- 
see amend- ' wealth the limits of each district, and the number of coun- 
XVI.' ■ cillors and senators to be chosen therein; provided, that 
the number of such districts shall never be less than thir- 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 13 

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

And the several counties in this commonwealth shall, 5°'?'^*l®* *° I'm 

1 II n • • diBtncts, until, 

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 Nantucket shall form one district for that pur- 
pose) and shall elect the following number for councillors 
and senators, viz. : — Suftblk, six ; Essex, six ; Middlesex, 
five ; Hampshire, four ; Plymouth, tliree ; Barnstable, one ; 
Bristol, three ; York, tAvo ; Dukes County and Nantucket, 
one ; Worcester, five ; Cumberland, one ; Lincoln, one ; 
Berkshire, two.] 

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

. . c? time of choosing 

ure ; and the senators shall be chosen in the following man- senators and 
ner, viz. : there shall be a meeting on the [first Monday in amendments'^ 
April,] annually, forever, of the inhabitants of each town xv!' a's''" 
in the several counties of this commonwealth ; to be called amendmen^tt, 
bv the selectmen, and warned in due course of law, at^J^?^.- 

.- ' ' Frovisions as to 

least seven days before the ffirst Monday in April,! for i^aiifications of 

, /•!• 1 1 voters, super- 

the purpose oi electing persons to be senators and coun- seded by amend- 
cillors ; [and at such meetings every male inhabitant of ni° xx.^ ^' 
twenty-one years of age and upwards, having a freehold xxx^.^xxxi. 
estate within the commonwealth, of the annual income of word^uihabi- 
three pounds, or any estate of the value of sixtv pounds, tant" defined 

I '. ■^. .,. , , ''^ See also amend- 

shall have a right to give in his vote for the senators for ments, Art. 
the district of which he is an inhabitant.] And to remove was annulled by 
all doubts concerning the meaning of the word ' ' inhabi- 12'^Gr'^^^i." 
tant" in this constitution, every person shall be considered 122 Mass. 595, 
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 

1 . , . ,, Tin • 1 1 preside at town 

such meetings impartially ; 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 fau" 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 -^^ '^o^<=uies,^see 
the selectmen and the town clerk, and shall be sealed up. Art. 11. 
directed to the secretary of the commonwealth for the 
time being, with a superscription, expressing the purport 



14 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Time changed 
to first Wediies- 
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 
change <i to 
plurality by 
amendments, 
Art. XIV. 



Senate 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, thirty 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 Wednesday in May :] 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 May.] 

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 thek" 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 b}^ the 
selectmen of the town where they shall be assessed, for 
that purpose, accordingly. 

III. And that there may be a due convention of sena- 
tors on the [last Wednesday in jSIay] annually, the gov- 
ernor with five of the council, for the time being, shall, 
as soon as may be, examine the returned copies of such 
records ; and fourteen days 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 seats accordingly : provided, nevertheless, 
that for the first year 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 qualifications of their own members, as 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 15 

pointed out in tlie constitution; and shall, [on the said ^^/f °'^° '°^™- 
last Wednesday in May] annuallj^, determine and declare Time changed 
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 ufeXrirt.x. 
be the full number of senators returned elected by a d^augelto 
majority of yotes for any district, the deficiency shall be ^Jnend,^ent8 
supplied in the followins: manner, yiz. : The members of Ait.xiv. 
the house of representatives, and such senators as shall 
be declared elected, shall 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 J!?'^?'^*'*®''' ^°'" 

m • mi 1 • • IT- filled. 

senators sumcient to fall up the vacancies m such district ; changed to 
and in this manner all such vacancies shall be filled up in pe^opie" ^ 
every district of tlie commonwealth ; and in hke manner nfe^nts?Art. 
all vacancies in the senate, arising by death, removal out ^'^^i"^^- 
of the state, or otherwise, shall be supplied as soon as ma}' 
be, after such vacancies shall happen.] 

Y. Provided, nevertheless, that no person shall be Qualifications 
capable of being elected as a senator, [who is not seised Pi-openy quaii- 
in his own right of a freehold, within this commonwealth, fgh^ed°° '*'^°^" 
of the value of three hundred pounds at least, or possessed ^^ent™Art 
of personal estate to the value of six hundred pounds at ^^^l: ^ 

1 pii 1 /•! 1-11-''°'' further pro- 

least, or oi both to the amount ot 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 mimediately preceding his election, and, xxii.' ^^^' 
at the time of his 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 adjom-nments do not exceed two days at a thi^Ywo'day^s. 
time. 

Vn. The senate shall choose its own president, ap- shaii choose 

... ^ 11 . . ^ 1 ,• '*^ ofiBcers and 

point its own omcers, and determine its own rules oi establish its 
proceedings. 

Vni. The senate shall be a court with full authority . shau try aii 
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 sworn, 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 XXXin. 



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 quorum for doing business.] 



Representation 
of the people. 



Representa- 
tives, by whom 
chosen. 
Superseded by 
amendments. 
Arts. XII. and 
XUI., which 
were also 
superseded by 
amendments, 
Art. XXI. 
7 Mass. 523. 



Proviso as to 
towns having 
less than 150 
ratable polls. 



Towns liable to 
fine in case, etc. 



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



Qualifications 
of a repre- 
sentative. 



CHAPTER I. 

Section IH. 

House of Rejpresentatives. 

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. 

n. [And in order to provide for a representation of 
the citizens of this commonwealth, founded upon the prin- 
ciple of equality, every corporate town containing one 
hundred and fifty ratable polls may elect one represent- 
ative ; every corporate town containing three hundred 
and seventy-five ratable polls may 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 Avith 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 
time 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 without 
leave.] 

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



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 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- seeamend- 
hold of the value of one hundred pounds within the town xxl'^'*' 
he shall be chosen to represent, or any ratable estate to f JaS aTol"' 
the value of two hundred pounds ; and he shall cease to ^^^1^^^^^^°^' 
represent the said town immediately on his ceasing to be xiii. ' 
qualified as aforesaid.] 

IV. [Every male person, being twenty-one years of ^^av^ter'"''* 
age, and resident in any particular town in this common- These pro- 
wealth for the space of one year next preceding, having a Uded by"^^' 
freehold estate within the said town of the annual income !"f"iTL°xs., 
of three pounds, or any estate of the value of sixty pounds, yxx^xxxT. 
shall have a right to vote in the choice of a representative |°e^^^";„j 
or representatives for the said town.] m^t*. -•^■"t-. 

V. [The members of the house of representatives shall was annulled by 
be chosen annually in the month of Ma}^ ten days at least ^^,.^^^34^; 
before the last Wednesdav of that month.] tives, when 

" -J 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 ^°7^^^°^^ 
inquest of 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. 

J o nate all money 

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

VIII. The house of representatives shall have power Not to adjourn 
to adjoiu'n themselves ; provided such adjournment shall ™a°y8!*^^''*'^° 
not exceed two days at a time. 

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

L -J ^ , . . amendments, 

representatives shall constitute a quorum for doing busi- Art^xxi.and 
ness.] 

X. The house of representatives shall be the judge of J°J^^^%^^ ^f 
the retmnis, 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 rules, "etc! ^ 
rules and orders of proceeding in their own house. They May punish 
shall have authority to punish by imprisonment every offences'!'" 
person, not a member, who shall be guilty of disrespect i^^ <>ray. 226. 
to the house, by any disorderly or contemptuous behavior 

in its presence; or Avho, in the town where the general 
court is sitting, and during the time of its sitting, shall 
threaten harm to the body or estate of any 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 
aiembers. 



Senate. 
Governor and 
council may 
punish. 

General limita- 
tion. 
14 Gray, 226. 



Trial may be by 
committee, or 
otherwise. 



house, in his way in going or returning ; or who shall 
rescue any person arrested by 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 
authority to punish in like cases : provided, that no impris- 
onment on the warrant or order of the governor, council, 
senate, or house of representatives, for either of the above 
described offences, be for a term exceeding thh'ty days. 

And the senate and house of representatives may tr}'' 
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. 



CHAPTER 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 POWER. 

Section I. 

Governor. 

Article I. There shall be a supreme executive mag- 
istrate, who shall be styled — The Governor or the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts ; and whose title 
shall be — His Excellency. 

II. The governor shall be chosen annuall}'" ; and no 
person shall be eligible to this office, unless, at the time 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, within 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 JVIASSACHUSETTS. • ly 

a list of the persons voted for, with the nvimbor of votes 
for each person against his name ; and shall make a fair 
record of the same in the town books, and a public decla- As to cuies, see 
ration thereof in the said meeting ; and shall, in the pres- A?rii"^° *' 
ence of the inhabitants, seal up copies of the said list, 
attested bj him and the selectmen, and transmit the same 
to the sheriff of the county, thirty days at least before the 
[last Wednesday in Mny^ ; and the sheriff' shall transmit ^'fir'lt wednts 
the same to the secretarj^'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 
daj^s at least before the said day ; and the secretary shall 
lay the same before the senate and the house of repre- 
sentatives on the [last Wednesday in May] , to be by them changed to 
examined ; and in case of an election by a [majority] of all amendments, 
the votes retm-ned, the choice shall be by them declared ■^'■'^■^^^• 
and published ; but if no person shall have a [majority] of -wheVno person 
votes, the house of representatives shall, by ballot, elect ^''^ '^ p^'''^"*^'- 
two out of four persons who had the highest number of 
votes, if so many shall have been voted for ; but, if other- 
wise, oat 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 time 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 du-ecting the afiairs of the 
commonwealth, agi'eeably to the constitution and the laws 
of the land. 

V. The governor, with advice of council, shall have Mayadjoumor 
full power and authority', during the session of the gen- genera/comt 
eral court, to adjourn or prorogue the same to any time and^onvenl ' 
the two houses shall desire ; [and to dissolve the same on ^g^to^ ditsoiu- 
the day next preceding the last Wednesday in May ; and, ^°°'tf\''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 
may be adjourned 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 



CONSTITUTION 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 danger 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 within the state. 

[And the governor shall dissolve the said general court 
on the day next preceding the last Wednesday in May.] 

VI. In cases of disagreement between the two houses, 
with regard to the necessity, expediency, 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. 

Vn. The governor of this commonwealth, for the time 
being, shall be the commander-in-chief of the army and 
navy, 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 safety 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 pursue, by force of arms, as well by sea as by 
land, within or without the limits of this commonwealth, 
and also to kill, slay, and destroy, if necessary, and con- 
quer, by all fitting Avays, enterprises, and means whatso- 
ever, all and every such person and persons as shall, at 
any time hereafter, in a hostile manner, attempt or enter- 
prise the destruction, invasion, detriment, or annoyance 
of this commonwealth ; and to use and exercise, over the 
army and navy, and over the militia in actual service, the 
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 necessarily require ; and to take and surprise, 
by all ways and means whatsoever, all and every 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 ca\>- 
tain-general 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, by virtue of any power by this constitution 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 21 

gi-anted, or hereafter to be gi-anted to him by the legis- 
lature, transport any of the inhabitants of this comnion- 
■\vealth, or oblige them to march out of the limits of the 
same, without 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 camiot 
otherwise conveniently have access. 

Vni. The power of pardoning offences, except such Governor and 
as persons may be convicted of before the senate by an pardon offerees, 
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 party pleading the same. But not before 
notwithstanding any general or particular expressions 109 Mass. 323. 
contained therein, descriptive of the ofl'ence or offences 
intended to be pardoned. 

IX. All judicial officers, [the attorney-general,] the Judicial om- 
solicitor-general, [all sherifis,] coroners, [and registers of nominated and 
probate,] shall be nominated and appointed by the gov- FOT^protisions 
ernor, by and with the advice and consent of the council ; ^f attorne'°° 
and every such nomination shall be made by the governor, general, see 

-, -i -, ^ . -, P amendments, 

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 thck' respective companies, [of tAventy-one years b|Ymen*d^- °"* 
of age and upwards ;] the field officers of regiments shall ments, 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 their 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-generaia, 

J o ^ IT IT ^ J ^ 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 brig-adiers, field officers, captains vacancies, how 

' 111 filled, in case, 

or subalterns, shall neglect or refuse to make such eiec- etc. 



22 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Officers duly 
commiBsioned, 
how removed. 
Superseded by 
ameDdments, 
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 
boards, etc., to 
make quarterly 
returns. 



tions, after being 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, duly commissioned to command in the 
militia, shall be removed from his office, but by the address 
of both houses to the governor, or by fair trial in court- 
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 
l^rigade-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 arm}^, whom by the confedera- 
tion of the United States it is provided that this common- 
wealth shall appoint, as also all officers of forts and 
garrisons. 

The divisions of the militia into brigades, regiments, and 
companies, made in piu'suance 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 pursuance of some future law. 

XL No moneys shall be issued out of the treasury of 
this commonAvealth, and disposed of (except such sums as 
may be appropriated for the redemption of bills of credit 
or treasurer's notes, or for the pa3mient of interest arising 
thereon) but b}^ warrant under the hand of the governor 
for the time being, with the advice and consent of the 
council, for the necessary 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 tliree months, officially, and without requisition, 
and at other times, when required b}^ the governor, deliver 
to him an account of all goods, stores, provisions, ammu- 
nition, cannon with their appendages, and small arms 
with their accoutrements, and of all other public property 
whatever under their care respectively ; distinguishing the 
(|uantity, number, quality and kind of each, as particu- 
larly as may be ; together with the condition of such forts 
and garrisons ; and 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 nature, which shall be directed to them respectively. 

XIH. As the public good requires that the governor salary of 
should not be under the undue influence of anj^ of the g°^ernor. 
members of the general court by 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 sliould 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 first acts of the general court, 
after the commencement of this constitution, to establish 
such salar}^ by law accordingly. 

Permanent and honorable salaries shall also be estab- salaries of jus- 
lished by law for the justices of the supreme judicial court. judfcLucnirT^ 

And if it shall be found that any of the salaries afore- salaries to be 
said, so established, are insufficient, they shall, from time fnsufficient. 
to time, be enlarged, as the general court shall judge 
proper. 



CHAPTER II. 
Section II. 

Lieutenant- Governor. 

Aeticle I. There shall be annually elected a lieu- Lieutenant- 
tenant-governor of* the commonwealth of Massachusetts, trnt^nlquaw- 
whose title shall be — His Honor; and who shall be amendment^e!*^ 
qualified, in point of [religion,] [property,] and residence xxxrv"'*"'^ 
in the commonwealth, in the same manner with the gov- 
ernor ; and the da}^ 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/uraiuy p^o- 
be found to have a majority of all the votes returned, the ^^g„(jmgnfg 
vacancy shall be filled hy the senate a)id house of repre- Art.xiv. 



24 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



President of 
council 
Lieutenant- 
governor 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 o-overnor 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 £he 
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 
XIII. 

Superseded by 
amendments. 
Art. XVI. 



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



CHAPTEE II. 
Section III. 

Council, and the Manner of settling Elections by 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 atfairs of the commonwealth, accord- 
ing to the laAvs of the land. 

II. [Nine councillors shall be annually chosen from 
among the persons retm'ned for councillors and senators, 
on the last Wednesday in May, b}^ 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 whole number of nine persons who will accept a seat 
in the council, the deficienc}'^ shall be made up by the 
electors aforesaid from among the people at large ; and 
the number of senators left shall constitute the senate 
for the year. 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 
conniionwealth, shall have rank next after the lieutenant- 
governor. 

IV. [Not more than two councillors shall be chosen No district to 
out of any one district of this commonwealth.] two^'"°'^^ 

Superseded by amendments, Art. XVI. 

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, contrary to the resolution of the 
majority. 

VI. Whenever the office of the governor and lieuten- Council to exer. 
ant-governor shall be vacant, b}^ reason of death, absence, o/governCrfn 
or otherwise, then the council, or the major part of them, ''^^®' ®*°- 
shall, during such vacanc}', 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- untlfet'c™^'^ 
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 order thereof. 

1 j> I ' ,,, .,- . '- Superseded by 

tlie order of elections shall be as follows : the vacancies in amendments, 
the senate, if any, shall first be filled 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.] 



CHAPTEK II. 
Section IV. 

Secretary, Treasurer, Co'tnmissary, etc. 

Article I. [The secretary, treasurer and receiver- secretary, etc , 
general, and the commissaiy-general, notaries public, and] howcho^e^n. 
naval officers, shall be chosen annually, by joint ballot of to^Iiection'of "^ 
the senators and representatives in one room. And, that ^^r^vaulre-^^^' 
the citizens of this commonwealth may be assured, from ceiyergeierai, 

.-..,,. and auditor and 

time to time, that the moneys remaining in the public attomeygen- 
treasury, upon the settlement and liquidation of the pub- ments, Art. 



26 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Tieaeurer in- 
eligible for 
more than five 
succeseive 
yeai'8. 



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



lie accounts, are theii- property, no man shall be eligible 
as treasurer and receiver-general more than five A'ears 
successively. 

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

11. The records of the commonwealth shall be kept in 
the office of the secretary, who may appoint his deputies, 
for whose conduct he shall 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. 



CHAPTEE III 



Tenure of all 
commissioned 
officers to be 
expressed. 
Judicial officers 
to hold office 
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, 
661. 

Justices of the 
peace; tenure 
of their office. 
3 Cueh. 584. 



For remov.ll of 
justices of the 
peace, see 
amendmente, 
Art. XXX VU. 



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 
during 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 legislature. 

II. Each branch of the legislature, as well as the gov- 
ernor and council, shall have authorit}^ 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 any justice of the peace who 
shall fail of discharging the important duties of his office 
with ability or fidelity, 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 necessar\% 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 their courts at such 
place or places, on fixed daj's, as the convenience of the 
people shall require ; 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 direct. 



COMMO^^VEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 27 

V. All causes of marriage, divorce, and alimon}^ and d^^orlfe^^Iud 
all appeals from the judges of probate, shall be heard and ^j^™°"^'- 
determined by the governor and council, until the legis- visions made 
latui'e shall, by law, make other provision. 105 Mass. 327. 

116 MaBS. 317. 



CHAPTER IV. 

DELEGATES TO CONGRESS. 

FThe deleo'ates of this commonwealth to the confess of Delegates to 

L- p' 111 •• congress, 

the United States, shall, some time m the month of 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 JJniversitij . 

Article I. Whereas our wise and pious ancestors, so Harvard 
early as the year one thousand six hundred and thirty-six, ^°"®8^- 
laid the foundation of Harvard College, in which univer- 
sit}^ many persons of great eminence have, by 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 encourao^ement of arts and 
sciences, and all good literature, tends to the honor of 
God, the advantage of the Christian religion, and the great 
benefit of this and the other United States of America, 
— it is declared, that the President and Felloavs of Powers, prm- 
Harvard College, in their corporate capacity, and Ihl^presfdent 
their successors in that capacity, their officers and ser- conikmed.^* 
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. 



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 their suc- 
cessors, and to their officers and servants, respectively, 
forever. 

II. 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 
NcAv England, or to the president and fellows of Harvard 
College, or to the said college by some other description, 
under several charters, 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. 

III. And whereas, by an act of the general court of 
the colony of Massachusetts Bay, passed in the year one 
thousand six hundred and forty-two, the governor and 
deputy-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 
necessary, 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, their 
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 hereby are, vested 
with all the powers and authority belonging, or in any 
way appertaining to the overseers of Harvard College ; 

Power of altera- provided, that nothing herein shall be construed to pre- 

tion reserved to j. j.i i • i j. j? xi • lii /> i • 

the legislature, vcut the legislature 01 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 by the legislature of the late Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay. 



Who shall be 
overseers. 

See Statutes, 

1851, 224. 

1852, 27. 
1859, 212. 
1865, 173. 
1880. 65, 



COMMONWEALTH OF J^IASSACHUSETTS. 29 

CHAPTER V. 

Section II. 

The Encouragement of Literature, etc. 

Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused gen- Dutyof legisiat. 
erally among the body of the people, being necessary for iltratesln^i'if 
the preservation of tlieir rights and liberties ; and as these Jjl^^furt^er"??©- 
depend on spreading the opportunities and advantages of '"^^if/gchooiB 
education in the various parts of the country, and among see amend- 
the diflerent orders of the people, it shall be the duty xvni. 
of legislatures and magistrates, in all future periods of 503. ^°' 
this commonwealth, to cherish the interests of literature ^^ Maes. 94, 97. 
and the sciences, and all seminaries of them ; especiall}'' 
the university at Cambridge, public schools and grammar 
schools in the towns ; to encourage 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 sentiments, among the people. 



CHAPTER VI. 

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

Article I. [An}^ 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 Christian reli- ^endments^^* 
gion, and have a firm persuasion of its truth ; and that I Art. vn. 
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, 
see amend- 
ments, Art. "VI. 



Oath of office. 



Proviso. See 
aroendments, 
Art. VI. 



ence of the two houses of assembly ; and 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 every person chosen to either of the. places or 
offices aforesaid, as also any person appointed or commis- 
sioned to any judicial, executive, military, or other oflSce 
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 afl3rmations, 
viz. : 

[" I, A. B., do truly and sincerel}^ 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 conspiracies 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, superiority, pre- 
eminence, authority, dispensing or other power, in any 
matter, civil, ecclesiastical, or spuitual, within this 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 testifj'^ and declare, that 
no man or body of men hath or can have any right to 
absolve or discharge me from 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, agreeably to 
the rules and regulations of the constitution and the laws 
of the commonwealth. So help me, God." 

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



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 31 

people called Quakers, and shall decline taking the said 
oath[s], he shall make his affii-mation in the foregoing 
form, and subscribe the same, omitting the words, \^''^Ido 
swear," " cuid abjure,'" " oath or," " and ahjiiraiion," in the 
first oath, and in the second oath, the words] '■'■ sicear 
and," and [in each of them] the Avords " So heljD me, 
God ; " subjoining instead thereof, " This I do binder the 
jKiins and jjenallies of 2)erjuri/." 

And the said oaths or affirmations shall be taken and afflrmifuo^ns 
subscribed by the governor, lieutenant-governor, and coun- ^g°'J/'*'^^"'®' 
cillors, before the president of the senate, in the presence 
of the two houses of assembly ; and b}^ 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. 

n. Xo governor, lieutenant-governor, or judge of the Plurality of 
supreme judicial court, shall hold any other office or place, hibued^to gov. 
under the authority of this commonwealth, except such as except*^etc. 
by this constitution they are admitted to hold, saving that ment^Trt'. 
the judges of the said court may hold the offices of justices "^"i- 
of the peace through the state ; nor shall the}^ 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 i^fe^'^s^^l"'* 
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 an}'- county, 
militarj' offices, and the offices of justices of the peace 
excepted, shall be held by one person. 

No person holding the office of judge of the supreme incompatible 
judicial court — secretary — attorney-general — solicitor- For further pro- 
general — treasurer or receiver-general — judge of probate i^ncompatlbre 

— commissary-general — [president, professor, or instruc- °|^e°ameuts, 
tor of Harvard College 1 — sheriif — clerk of the house of ^l?-^'^"; ^ 

c? J _ n 1 ^ Ofticers of Har- 

representatives — reo-ister of probate — reo^ister oi deeds vardcouege 

— clerk of the supreme judicial court — clerk of the mie- ameudments, 
rior court of common pleas — or officer of the customs, 
including in this description naval officers — shall at the 



32 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



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. 69. 

2 Mass. 534. 

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



Benefit of 
liabeaK corpus 
secured, except, 
etc. 



same time have a seat in the 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 any 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 or importance under 
the government of tliis commonwealth, 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 money 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 tune to 
time, to increase such qualifications, as to property, of 
the persons to be elected to offices, as the circumstances 
of the commonwealth shall requu-e. 

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

V. All writs, issuing out of the clerk's office in any of 
the courts of law, shall be in the name of the Common- 
Avealth of Massachusetts ; they shall be under the seal of 
the court from whence they issue ; they shall bear test of 
the first justice of the court to which they 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 usually practised on in the courts 
of law, shall still remain and be in full force, until altered 
or repealed by 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 Avrit of habeas 
corpus shall be enjoyed in this commonwealth, in the most 
free, easy, 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 exceeding twelve months. 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 33 

VIH. The enacting style, in making and passing all Jt^^e!''''''""^ 
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 may be no failure of justice, or officers of 
danger arise to the commonwealth from a change of the ment continued 
form of government, all officers, civil and military, hold- ^°^^'^<=- 
ing commissions under the government and people of 
Massachusetts Ba}^ 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 courts 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 enjojmient and 
exercise of all their trusts, employments and authority: 
until the general cornet, 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 efi'ectually to adhere to the Provision for 
principles of the constitution, and to correct those viola- etitution. 
tions which by any means may be made therein, as well piw-tjon af to 
as to form such alterations as from experience shall be gel^am^jfd.**' 
found necessary, the general court which shall be in the mente, Art. ix. 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninet}"- 

five, shall issue precepts to the selectmen of the several 
towns, and to the assessors of the unincorporated planta- 
tions, directing them to convene the qualified voters of 
their respective towns and plantations, for the pm^pose of 
collecting their sentiments on the necessit}^ or expediency 
of revising the constitution, in order to amendments. 

And if it shall appear, b}^ the returns made, that two- Provision for 
thirds of the qualified voters throughout the state, who 6tHutionf°° 
shall assemble and vote in consequence of the said pre- 
cepts, are in favor of such revision or amendment, the 
general court 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 their representatives in the second 
branch of the legislature are b}^ this constitution to be 
chosen.] 



3i 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



XI. This form of 



government 



shall be enrolled on 



Provision for 
preserving and 

constitu'tion"^" parchmcnt, and deposited in the secretary's office, and be 
a part of the laws of the land ; and printed copies thereof 
shall be prefixed to the book containing the laws of this 
commonwealth, in all futm-e editions of the said laws. 



AETICLES OF AMENDMENT. 



Bill, etc., not 
approved within 
live days, not to 
become a law, 
if legislature 
adjourn in the 
mean time. 
3 Mass. 587. 
See Const., Ch. 
I., § 1, Art. U. 



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



Proviso. 

112 Mass. 200. 



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



Article I. If any bill or resolve shall be objected to, 
and not approved by the governor ; and if the general 
com't shall adjourn within five days after the same shall 
have been laid before the governor for his approbation, 
and thereby prevent his returning it with his objections, 
as provided by 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 
authority 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 duly warned and holden for that purpose. And pro- 
vided, also, that all by-laws, made by such municipal 
or city government, shall be subject, at all times, to be 
annulled by the general court. 

Art. III. Every male citizen of twenty-one years of 
age and upwards, excepting paupers and persons under 
guardianship, who shall have resided within the common- 
wealth one 3'ear, 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- IJ^l^y^"^?- 

1 , . -, " 1 . ^. 122Ma8s.o9o, 

ing such election, have been assessed upon him, in any 597. 
town or district of this commonwealth ; and also every For educatioAai 
citizen who shall be, by law, exempted from taxation, seeamTud^"' 
and who shall be, in all other respects, qualified as above FoTprov^si^'^' 
mentioned,] shall have a right to vote in such election of ^^ve 8er°v^eVin ° 
governor, lieutenant-o-overnor, senators, and representa- the army or 

" 1 i" Till -IT • navy in time 

tives ; and no other person shall be entitled to vote in of war, see 

1 1 , . amendments, 

such election. Arts.xxviii. 

See also amendments, Art. XXIII., which was annulled by amendments, Art. XXVT. ^ ' 

Art. IV. Notaries public shall be appointed by the Notarieo puwic, 

.1 . 1 . . , ,,, how appointed 

governor m 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 ^^e^nt^^rt 
leo-islature. xxxvii. ' 

[In case the office of secretary or treasurer of the com- vacancies in the 

i;i 1 11 1 j_ ^ 1 • offices of secre- 

mon wealth shall become vacant irom any cause, during tary and treas- 
the recess of the general court, the governor, with the TWsciause^^'*' 
advice and consent of the council, shall nominate and ^iiPf'.S^lt'l}'^ 

' amendments, 

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 court.] 

Whenever the exigencies of the commonwealth shall ^iL^I^iTJ'J'K^ 
require the appointment of a commissary-general, he shall appointed, in 

, . ■, . , , . . ~ case, etc. 

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

All officers commissioned to command in the militia Miutia officers, 

T J j> jY- • 1 ji T ' how removed. 

may be removed from office m such manner as the legis- 
lature may, by law, prescribe. 

Art. V. In the elections of captains and subalterns who may vote 
of the militia, all the members of their respective compa- subafternr ''"^ 
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 ?y aVofflVers."" 
bv the constitution, the following oath shall be taken and %i^'^rT^\u t 

•^ . - ' o Ch. VI., Art. 1. 

subscribed by every person chosen or appointed to aii}^ 
office, civil or military, under the government of this 
commonwealth, before he shall enter on the duties of his 
office, to Avit : — 

"I, A. B., do solemnly 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 



Proviso. 
Quakers may 
afflrra. 



Tests abolished. 



Incompatibility 
of offices. 

122 Mass. 445, 
600. 

123 Mass. 525, 



Amendments to 
constitution, 
bow made. 



Provided, That when any person shall be of the denomi- 
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 perjury." 

Art. VII. No oath, 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. 
Art. VIIL No judge of any court of this common- 
wealth, (except the court of sessions,) and no person 
holding 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, sheriff, 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 any of the officers 
aforesaid, shall be deemed and taken to be a resignation 
of his said office ; and judges of the comets 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. 

Art. IX. If, at any time hereafter, any specific and 
particular amendment or amendments to the constitution 
be proposed in the general court, and agreed to b}'^ a ma- 
jority of the senators and two-thkds 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 bo 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-thirds 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 



COMMONWEALTPI OF MASSACHUSETTS. 37 

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

Akt. X. The political year shall begin on the first commencement 

of politiciil 

AVednesday of Januarj^ instead of the last Wednesday of year, 
May ; and the general court shall assemble every year on 
the said first Wednesday of Januar}^ 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 Wednesday of May. And the general court shall be ^. and termina- 
dissolved on the da}'' next preceding the first Wednesday 
of January, without any proclamation or other act of the 
governor. But nothing herein contained shall prevent 
the general court from assembling at such other times as 
they shall judge necessar^^ or when called together by the 
governor. The governor, lieutenant-governor and coun- 
cillors, shall also hold their respective ofiices for one year 
next following the fii'st Wednesday of January, and until 
others are chosen and qualified in their stead. 

FThe meeting for the choice of g-overnor, lieutenant- Meetings for the 

L o •1111 choice of tjov- 

governor, senators, and representatives, shall be held on emor, iieuten. 
the second Monday of November in every year; but utc.rwhen to'be 
meetings may be adjourned, if necessary, for the choice This'cianse 
of representatives, to the next da}^ and again to the next amet'dments^^ 
succeeding day, but no further. But in case a second ^^- -^^* 
meeting shall be necessary 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 May, 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 day of ^'gotato ^^"^ 
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 annually 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 first Wednesday of 



38 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Inconsistent 

provisions 

annulled. 



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

m. 



122 Maes. 40,41. 



Census 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 tlieir stead, and no longer ; and the first 
election of the governor, lieutenant-governor, senators, and 
representatives, to be had in virtue of this article, shall 
be had conformably 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 several religious societies of 
this commonwealth, whether corporate or unincorporate, 
at any meeting legtilly 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. XII. [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 Ma}^ in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, and in every 
tenth year thereafter, in the month of May, in manner 
aforesaid ; and each town or city having three hundred rata- 



COMMONWEALTH 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 three 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 ratabie'poiis, 
polls, at the last preceding decennial census of polls, shall eented!^'^^' 
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 f/prelented*^^ 
one or more representatives, with any number of polls 
beyond the necessary number, maj^ be represented, as to 
that surplus number, by multiplying such surplus 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 j^ears, as four hundred 
and fifty is contained in the product aforesaid. 

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

1 j_i' ••j/»iiiij j_ \initeinto repre- 

may, by consent or a majority oi 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 3^ear 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 nmuber of ratable polls. 

The governor and council shall ascertain and determine. The governor 
within the months of July and August, in the j^ear of our deferminelhe 
Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, accord- rel^madverto" 
ing to the foregoing principles, the number of representa- ^^^n^^gntitied 
tives, which each city, town, and representativ^e 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- 
years, thereafter, by the governor and council, and the ^tfceineveTy ^ 
number of ratable polls in each decennial census of polls, *^'^>'®'*"- 
shall determine the number of representatives, which each 



40 CONSTITUTION OF THE 

city, town and representative district may elect as afore- 
said ; and when the 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 information of the 
people, and that number shall remain fixed and unalterable 
for the period of ten years, 
provrs^our* ^^^ ^^^® provisions of the existing constitution incon- 

annuiied. sistcnt witli tlic provisious herein contained, are hereby 

wholly annulled.] 
Sbitantf to be ^r.T. XIII. [A census of the inhabitants of each city 
Md^di^enniaiiv ^"^^ towu, ou the first day of May, shall be taken, and 
thereafter, for" retumcd iuto the Secretary's office, on or before the last 
sentation. day of Juuc, of the year one thousand eight hundred and 

Provisions as to « , j i? j. j.i j.i j}j. i • i 

census super- lorty, and ot every tenth year thereaiter ; which census 

mfnt^s^'A^iS!"*^' shall determine the apportionment of senators and repre- 

xxi.andxxn. gentativcs for the term of ten years. 122 Mass. 595. 

frlct^s^deciared The scvcral Senatorial districts now existing shall be 

^ro^s^ousas to pemiaiient. The senate shall consist of forty members ; 

senators super- and in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty, 

ments.Ait. and cvcry 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. 

l^matlveVh^w" The members of the house of representatives shall be 

apportioned. apportioned in the following manner : Every town or city 

Provisions pa to ^^ ,. iiii-i- -i " 

representatives coutiiining twclvc hundred inhabitants may elect one rep- 
amendme^uts/ rcscntativc ; and tAVO thousand four hundred inhabitants 
Art. XXI. siiall be the mean increasing number, which shall entitle 

it to an additional representative. 
ho'w'iepi^"^' Ever}^ town containing less than twelve hundred inhab- 

eented. itauts shall be entitled to elect a representative as manj^ 

times within ten years as the number one hundred and 
«ixty 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 ^vithin the com- 
monwealth shall be settled. 
?nite°fnto^^ Any tvv'o or more of the several towns may, by consent 

^pfesentiitive Qf q, majority of the legal voters present at a legal meet- 
ing, in each of said towns, respectiveljs called for that 
purpose, and held before the first day of August, in the 
year 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. 41 

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 
to elect one representative, and the mean increasing num- au'drat/oof°°' 
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, whenever the population of the 
commonwealth shall have increased to seven hundred and 
sevent}^ thousand, and for every additional increase of 
seventy thousand inhabitants, the same addition of one- 
tenth shall be made, respectivel}^, to the said numbers 
above mentioned. 

In the year of each decennial census, the governor and aD^cfc^o°JncTi*to 
council shall, before the first day of September, a})portion u'Xi'l'^o/'^^ 
the number of representatives which each cit}^ town, and lepresentatvves 
representative district is entitled to elect, and ascertain once m every 
how many years, within ten years, an}'' town may elect a ®"^^'*'^" 
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 Januarj^ tbe'^peopie 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 B°persededby 
shall, as soon as may be, in like manner, fill up any vacan- amendments, 
cies that may happen in the council, by death, resignation, 
or otherwise. No person shall be elected a councillor, who Qualifications 
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 quaimciucmlfor 
be reciuired as a qualification for holding: a seat in either a seat in general 

i A . , ^ . . court or councu 

branch oi the general court, or in the executive council, not required. 

Art. XI Y. In all elections of civil officers by the Elections by the 
people of this commonwealth, whose election is provided piu?a\u>°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 g'overnor, Time of annual 

^ " election of °''0V- 

lieutenant-governor, senators, and representatives, shall ernor and legis- 
be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in 
November, annually ; but in case of a failure t-o elect re|> 



42 CONSTITUTION OF THE 

resentatives on that day, a second meeting shall be holden, 
for that piu'pose, on the fourth Monday of the same month 
of November. 
ffiliSJsen '^^'^- XV^- Eight councillors shall be annually chosen 
by the people, by the inhabitants of this commonwealth, qualified to vote 
598. ' ' for governor. The election of councillors shall be deter- 
mined by the same rule that is required in the election of 
governor. The legislature, at its first session after this 
amendment shall have been adopted, and at its first ses- 
sion after the next state census shall have been taken, 
and at its first session after each decennial state census 
Legislature to thcrcaf tcrwards , shall divide the commonwealth into eiijht 
districts of contiguous territory, each containing a number 
of inhabitants as nearly equal as practicable, without divid- 
ing any town or ward of a city, and each entitled to elect 
one councillor : provided, hoivever, that if, at any time, 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 
they shall be, from time to time, established by the legis- 
di!h!ed.'*^ lature. No person shall be eligible to the office of coun- 
cillor who has not been an inhabitant of the commonwealth 
for the term of five years mimediately preceding his elec- 
?eTof°e'ie™ti'on tiou. The day 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 required in the election of governor. 
Vacancies, how j-^henevcr there shall be a failure to elect the full num- 
visionTs to°' ^^^ ®^ councillors, the vacancies shall be filled in the same 
vacancies, see manner as is required for filling vacancies in the senate ; 

amendments, , . ^ , iiti if ji i_ 

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

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

Organization of \jq after such vacaucics shall have happened.] And that 

the government. ' n i • i . . p-' , 

there may be no delay m the organization oi the govern- 
ment on the first Wednesday 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 Wednesday 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 first 
Wednesday in January, to be by them examined ; and in 
case of the election of either of said officers, the choice 



com:\ionavealth of Massachusetts. 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, treasurer and receiver- Election of 
general, auditor, and attorney-general, shall be chosen ure^^audHor,"^' 
annually, on the da}^ in November prescribed for the generaTby^he 
choice of governor ; and each person then chosen as such, V'^opie. 
duly qualified in other respects, shall hold his office for 
the term of one year from the third Wednesday 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 required 
in the election of governor. In case of a failure to elect vacancies, how 

o . tilled. 

either of said officers on the da}^ 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 thii'd AYednesday 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, during an annual or special session 
of the general court, such vacancy shall in like manner 
be filled b}^ 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 To qualify 
offices aforesaid, shall neglect, for the space of ten days otherwir^of^e 
after he could otherwise enter upon his duties, to qualiiy va^ant.^^™^'' 
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 years 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 puld^fo? sec'ta. 
all mone3^s which may be appropriated by the state for Forori^'inil' 
the support of common schools, shall be applied to, and provision as to 



44 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



schools, see 

couetitxition, 

Part First, Art. 

III. 

12 Allen, 500, 

508. 

103 Mass. 94,96, 



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



Reading cousti- 
tution iu 
English and 
writing, neces- 
sary qualifica- 
tions of voters. 
Proviso. 
For other quali- 
fications, see 
amendments. 
Art. III. 
See also amend- 
ments, Art. 
XXIII., which 
was annulled by 
amendments. 
Art. XXVI. 

Census of legal 
voters and of 
iuhabitants, 
when taken, 
etc. See 
P. 8. 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 according 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, 
exclusivel3^ of its own school. 

Art. XIX. The legislature shall prescribe, b}^ 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- 
pljdng with its requisitions, nor to any person who now 
has the right to vote, nor to any 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 eicfht hundred and fiftv-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 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 representatives shall consist of two hun- 
dred and forty members, which shall be apportioned by 
the legislature, at its first session after the return of each 
enumeration as aforesaid, to the several counties of the 
commonwealth, equally, as nearly as may be, according 
to their relative numbers of legal voters, as ascertained 
by the next preceding special enumeration ; and the town 
of Cohasset, in the county of Nprfolk, shall, for this pur- 



COMI^IONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 45 

pose, as well as in the formation of districts, as hereinafter 
provided, be considered a part of the county of Plymouth ; 
and it shall be the duty of the secretary of the common- secretary shaii 
wealth, to certifj^ as soon as may be after it is determined cei ^authorized 
by the legislature, the number of representatives to which counties^ 
each county shall be entitled, to the board authorized to 
divide each countj^ into representative districts. The 
mayor and aldermen of the city of Boston, the county 
commissioners of other counties than Suflblk, — or in lieu 
of the mayor 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 purpose be provided by law, — 
shall, on the first Tuesday of August next after each Meeting for 
assignment of representatives to each count}^ assemble at first"^Tuefday 
a shire town of their respective counties, and proceed, as Pr^efSngs. 
soon as may be, to divide the same into representative 
districts of contiguous territory, so as to apportion the 
representation assigned to each count}^ 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 cit}^ 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 Quaiiflcationsof 
his election, shall have been an inhabitant of the district i22Mrs8!M5r' 
for which he is chosen, and shall cease to represent such ^'''^* 
district Avhen he shall cease to be an inhabitant of the 
commonwealth. The districts in each count}^ shall be Districts to be 
numbered by the board creating the same, and a descrip- described knd 
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 An.'xxxiii. 
constitute a quorum for doing business ; but a less num- 
ber may organize temporarily, adjourn from day to da}^ 
and compel the attendance of absent members.] 

Art. XXII, A census of the legal voters of each citv g«°^,V«A^*'=-„, 

~ -,, , *^, Seel. 8. col. 

and town, on the first day of Ma}^, shall be taken and 



46 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 



Voters to be 
basis of appor- 
tionmeut of 
eenatoi's. 



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 make 
eligible to office. 
This article 
annulled by 
Art. 2LS.\/l. 



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 year one 
thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven ; and a census of 
the inhabitants of each city and town, in the j^ear one 
thousand eight hundred and sixty-five, and of every tenth 
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 
leg-al 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 court shall, at its first session after each next pre- 
ceding special enumeration, divide the commonwealth into 
fortj^ 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, however, 
that no town or ward of a city shall be divided therefor ; 
and such districts shall be formed, as nearly as may 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 3^ears 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 commonwealth. [Not less 
than sixteen senators shall constitute a quorum for doing 
business ; but a less number may organize temporarily, 
adjourn from day to day, 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 during 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 failiu'e of election, or other cause, the senate and house 
of representatives shall, by concurrent vote, choose some 
eligible person from 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 
In' appointment of some eligible person. 

Art. XXVI. The twentj'-third article of the articles Twenty-third 
of amendment of the constitution of this commonwealth, amendments 
which is as follows, to wit: " Xo person of foreign birth '^"""iied. 
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. XXVII. So much of article two of chapter six Provisions of 
of the constitution of this commonwealth as relates to per- vi.,'reiitingto 
sons holding the office of president, professor, or instructor vfrdTcoiieget'^ 
of Harvard College, is hereby annulled. annuued. 

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 reasoifof ^ 
representatives, shall, by reason of a change of residence dencf untifsK 
within the commonwealth, be disqualified from voting for y^e*of\em™vai. 
said officers in the citv 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-paj'ment of 
poll tax. 



Provisions of 
amendments, 
Art. 111., rela- 
tive to payment 
of a tax as a 
voting qualifica- 
tion, annulled. 



Quorum, in each 
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. 



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

Art. XXXI. Article t^yenty-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 city 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- 
orably 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 his parent, master, or guardian, any state or 
county tax, which shall, within two years next preceding 
such election, have been assessed upon him, in any town 
or district of this commonwealth ; and also every citizen 
who shall be, by law, exempted from taxation, and who 
shall be, in all other respects, qualified as above men- 
tioned", is hereby annulled. 

Art. XXXIII. A ma,jority of the members of each 
branch of the general court shall constitute a quorum for 
the transaction of business, but a less number may 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 chapter 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, within the commonwealth, of the 
value of one thousand pounds " ; is hereby annulled. 

Art. XXXV. So much 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 Amendments, 
articles of amendment to the constitution of the common- amended.'' 
wealth as is contained in the folloMdng words : ' ' commis- 
sioners of insolvency ", is hereby annulled. 

Art. XXX VII. The governor, with the consent of Sin officers, 
the council, may remove justices of the peace and notaries 
public. 

Art. XXXVIII. Voting machines or other mechanical ^^chmes may 
devices for votinij may be used at all elections under such ^p used at 
regulations as may be prescribed by law : provided, hoiv- 
ever, that the right of secret voting shall be preserved. 

Art. XXXIX. Article ten of part one of the consti- i^?Sm-e^^^ 
tution is hereby amended by addino- to it the folio wino- retative to the 

n mi i' ' 1 1 -1 /> 1 taking of land, 

Avords : — I he legislature may by special acts tor the pur- etc., for 
pose of laying out, widening or relocating highways or reiocati'^g ^ 
streets, authorize the taking in fee by the commonAvealth, '^ ways, etc. 
or by a county, city or town, of more land and property 
than are needed for the actual construction of such high- 
way or street : provided, however, that the land and prop- Proviso, 
erty authorized to be taken are specified in the act and 
are no more in extent than would be sufficient for suit- 
able building lots on both sides of such highway or street, 
and after so much of the land or property has been ap- 
propriated for such highway or street as is needed there- 
for, may authorize the sale of the remainder for value 
with or without suitable restrictions. 

.Art. XL. Article three of the amendments to the Amendments, 
constitution is hereby amended by inserting after the amended, 
word " guardianship ", in line two, the following : — and 
persons temporarily or permanently disqualified by law 
because of corrupt practices in respect to elections. 

Art. XLL Full power and authority are hereby given Ta.xationofwiid 
and granted to the general court to prescribe for wild or °^ ""^^^ 
forest lands such methods of taxation as will develop and 
conserve the forest resources of the commonwealth. 

Art. XLII. Full power and authority are hereby Referendum, 
given and granted to the general court to refer to the 
people for their rejection or approval at the polls any act 
or resolve of the general court or any part or parts thereof. 
Such reference shall be by a majority yea and nay vote 
of all members of each house present and voting. Any 
act, resolve, or part thereof so referred shall be voted on 
at the regular state election next ensuing after such refer- 



50 CONSTITUTION OF THE 

ence, shall become law if approved by a majority of the 
voters voting thereon, and shall take effect at the expira- 
tion of thirty days after the election at which it was ap- 
proved or at such time after the expiration of the said thirty 
days as may be fixed in such act, resolve or part thereof. 



The constitution of Massachusetts was agreed upon by delegates 
of the people, 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, when the convention adjourned to 
meet on the first Wednesday 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 v/as found that 
the constitution had l^een adopted by the requisite number of 
votes, and the convention accordingly Resolved, "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 elections, agreeable to this resolu- 
tion." The first legislature assembled at Boston, on the twenty- 
fifth day of October, 1780. 

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

The tenth Article was adopted by the legislatures of the polit- 
ical 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 
political years 1832 and 1833, respectively, and was approved 
and ratified by the people November 11, 1833. 

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

The thirteenth Article was adopted by the legislatures of the 
political years 1839 and 1840, respectively, and was approved 
and ratified by the people the sixth day of April, 1840. 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 51 

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 the 
people the twenty-third day of May, 1855. 

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

The twenty-third Article was adopted by the legislatures of 
the pohtical 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-fourth and twenty-fifth Articles were adopted by 
the legislatures of the political j^ears 1859 and 1S60, and ratified 
by the people on the seventh day of May, 1860. 

The twenty-sixth Article was adopted by the legislatures of the 
pohtical years 1862 and 1863, and ratified by the people on the 
sixth day of April, 1863. 

The twenty-seventh Article was adopted by the legislatures of 
the pohtical years 1876 and 1877, and was approved and rati- 
fied 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 people on the fourth day of November, 1890. 

The thirty-second and thirty-third Articles were adopted by the 
legislatures of the pohtical years 1890 and 1891, and were ap- 
proved and ratified by the people on the third day of November, 
1891. 



52 CONSTITUTION OF MASSACHUSETTS. 

The thirty-fourth Article was adopted by the legislatures of the 
poUtical years 1891 and 1892, and was approved and ratified by 
the people 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 approved and ratified by 
the people on the sixth day of November, 1894. 

The thirty-seventh Article was adopted by the legislatures of 
the political years 1906 and 1907, and was approved and ratified 
by the people on the fifth day of November, 1907. 

The thirty-eighth Article was adopted by the legislatures of 
the political years 1909 and 1910, and was approved and ratified 
by the people on the seventh day of November, 1911. 

The thirty-ninth Article was adopted by the legislatures of the 
pohtical years 1910 and 1911, and was approved and ratified by 
the people on the seventh day of November, 1911. 

The fortieth and forty-first Articles were adopted by the legis- 
latures of the pohtical years 1911 and 1912, and were approved 
and ratified by the people on the fifth day of November, 1912. 

The forty-second Article was adopted by the legislatures of the 
political years 1912 and 1913, and was approved and ratified by 
the people on the fourth day of November, 1913. 



[A proposed Article of Amendment prohibiting the manufac- 
ture and sale of Intoxicating Liquor as a beverage, adopted by the 
legislatures of the poUtical 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 biennial elections 
of members of the General Court, adopted by the legislatures of 
the pohtical years 1895 and 1896, were rejected by the people at 
the annual election held on the third day of November, 1896.] 

[A proposed Article of Amendment to make Women eligible to 
appointment as Notaries Public, adopted by the legislatures of the 
poUtical years 1912 and 1913, was rejected by the people on the 
fourth day of November, 1913.] 



INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 



INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 



A. 

Page 

Acts and resolves of the general court, provision for submission of, 

to the people on referendum, ..... 49 

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

removed by governor with consent of council upon, . . 26 

Adjutant-general, appointed 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 

AUmony, divorce, etc., ........ 27 

Amendment to the constitution, proposed in the general court, 
agreed to by a majoritj' of senators and two thirds of 
bouse '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 court 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 people 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 number 
of votes at November election, ..... 43 
[55] 



56 INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 



Page 



Attorney-general, vacancy occurring during session of the legisla- 
ture, filled by joint ballot of legislature from the people 
at large, ......... 43 

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

provision for submission of, to the people on referendum, . 49 
Boards, pubUc, to make quarterly reports to the governor, . . 22 
Body pohtic, 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 



57 



Cities, may be chartered by the general court, if containing twelve 
thousand inhabitants and consented to by a majority 
thereof, ......... 

Civil officers, meeting for election to be held annually on the Tues- 
day next after the first Monday in November, . 
whose election is provided for by the constitution to be 
elected by a plurality of votes, ..... 

Clerks of courts, elected by the people of the several counties. 

Clerks of towns, to make records and returns of elections. 

Colonial laws, not repugnant to the constitution, continued in 
force, .......... 

Commander-in-chief, governor to be, . 

Commerce, agriculture and the arts, to be encouraged, . 

Commissary-general, appointed and commissioned as fixed by law. 

Commission officers, tenure of office to be expressed in commissions, 

Commissioners of insolvency, elected by the people of the several 
counties; annulled, ....... 

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

Congress, delegates to, ....... . 

members of, may not hold certain state offices. 

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 people, and, if approved by them 
by a majority vote, becomes a part of the constitution. 

Constitution, provisions for revising, ..... 

to be enrolled on parchment, deposited in secretary's office 
and printed in all editions of the laws. 

Coroners, ......... 

Corrupt practices, in elections, relative to the right to vote by per- 
sons disqualified by reason of, .... 

Corruption or bribery used in procuring any appointment or elec- 
tion, to disqualify from holding any office of trust, etc., 

Council, five members to constitute a quorum, ... 
eight councillors to be elected annually, 

election to be determined by rule required in that of gov 
ernor, ......... 

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

presence of both houses of assembly, 
to rank next after the lieutenant governor, 
resolutions and advice to be recorded in a register, and signed 
by the members present, ..... 

register of council may be called for by either house, 

to exercise the power of governor when office of governor 

and lieutenant governor is vacant, ..... 



Page 

34 

41 

41 
44 
13 

32 
20 
29 
25,35 
26 

44,49 



32 
27 
36 



36,37 
33,36 

34 
21 

49 

32 
24 

24,42 

42 

29 
25 

25 
25 

25 



58 INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 

Page 
Council, no property qualification required, ..... 41 

eight districts to be formed, each 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 filled bj' governor with advice of 
council, ......... 47 

Court, superior, 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, prosecutions 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, excutive and judicial, to be kept separate, 9 

District attorneys, elected by the people of the several districts, . 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 estabhshed by commissioners in the 

several counties, . . . . . . . . 39, 45 

Divorce, alimony, etc., ........ 27 

E. 

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

Election, state, referendum on acts and resolves of the general 

court at, ......... 49 

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

Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, . 41 

in case of failure to elect representative, meeting to be held 

on fourth Monday in November, 41, 42 



INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 



59 



Election returns, ...... 

Elections ought to be free, ..... 

Elections, by the people, of civil officers provided for by the consti- 
tution, to be by plurality of votes, . 
voting machines may be used at, . 
Enacting style of laws, established. 
Equality and natural rights of all men. 
Estates, valuation to be taken anew once at least every ten years, . 
Executive department, not to exercise legislative or judicial powers. 
Ex 'post facto laws, declared unjust and oppressive, 

F. 

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

Fines, excessive, not to be imposed, 

Forest lands, taxation of, . 

Frame of government, ..... 

Freedom of speech and debate in the legislature, . 

Freehold, possession of, not required as qualification for seat in the 
general court or council, ...... 

possession of, by governor, provision requiring, annulled, 

Fundamental principles of the constitution, a frequent recurrence 
to, recommended, ....... 



Page 
. 13, 42 
6 



41 

49 

33 

4 

12 

9 

9 



9 

9 

49 

10 

8 

41 

48 



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 

11 



may constitute and erect judicatories and courts, . 

may make wholesome and reasonable laws and ordinances not 
repugnant to the constitution, ..... 

may provide for the election or appointment of officers, and 
prescribe their duties, ....... 

may impose taxes, etc., to be used for the public service, . 

to be dissolved on the day next preceding the first Wednes- 
day of January, ........ 

travelling expenses of members; provision annulled, 

may be adjourned or prorogued, upon its request, by the gov- 
ernor with advice of council, ...... 

session may be directed by governor, with advice of council, 
to be held in other than the usual place in case of an 
infectious distemper prevaiUng, ..... 



12, 



11 

11 

49 



20,37 
16,48 

19 



19,20 



60 INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 



Page 
26 
32 



General court, judicial officers may be removed upon address of, 
person convicted of bribery, not to hold seat in, . 
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 probate 
and commissioners of insolvency by the people of the coun- 
ties, and district attorneys by the people of the districts, 44 
quorum, to consist of a majority of members, ... 48 
powers of, relative to the taking of land, etc., for widening or 

relocating highways or streets, ..... 49 

provision for submission of biUs and resolves of, to the people 

on referendum, ........ 49 

Government, objects of, . . . . . . . . 3, 5, 6 

Government 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 

oblige 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 assembly, . . . .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 legisla- 
ture 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 prevaiUng, ..... 19 

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



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Governor, to appoint officers of the continental army, . 
may pardon offences, but not before conviction, 
may fill vacancy in council occurring when legislature is not 

in session, ........ 

with consent of council, may remove judicial officers, upon 

the address of both houses of the legislature, . 
Governor and council, to examine election returns, 

may punish persons guilty of disrespect, etc., by imprison 

ment not exceeding thirty days, .... 
quorum to consist of governor and at least five members of 

the council, ........ 

may require the attendance of the secretary of the common 

wealth in person or by deputy, .... 



22 
21 

47 

26 
14,42 

17, 18 

19 

26 



H. 

Habeas corpus, privilege of writ to be enjoyed in the most ample 
manner, and not to be suspended 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 

Highways, etc., taking of land for widening or relocating, powers of 

the legislature concerning, ...... 49 

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 towTis not choosing members, . . 16 

expense of travel once every session each way, to be paid by 

the government; provision 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 

concur -^^dth 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 



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

may require the 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, ...... 45 

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 

"Inhabitant," 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 offices, . . . 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 
legislature, ......... 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. 63 

Page 
Judicial officers, appointed by the governor with consent of council; 

nominations to be made seven days prior to appointment, 21 

to hold office during good behavior, except when otherwise 

provided by the constitution, ..... 26 

may be removed from office by the governor, upon 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 
removal of, from office, ....... 49 

L. 

Land, etc., taking of, for widening or relocating highways, etc., . 49 
Law-martial, only those employed in the army and navy, and the 
militia in actual service, subject to, except 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 post 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, 49 

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 inffict cruel 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 



64 INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 



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

of legislature, ........ 9 

Military power, subordinate to civil authority, .... 8 

Militia, not to be obliged by commander-in-chief to march out of 

the limits of the state, ....... 21 

captains and subalterns, elected by the train-bands, . . 21, 35 

all members of companies may vote, including minors, . . 35 

field officers, elected by captains and subalterns, . . . 21 

brigadiers, elected by field officers, ..... 21 

major generals, elected by senate and house of representatives 

by concurrent vote, . . . . . . .21 

mode of election of officers to be fixed by standing laws, . . 21 
if electors refuse to elect, governor with advice of council 

may appoint officers, ....... 22 

oflBcers commissioned to command may be removed as may 

be prescribed by law, . . . . . . . 22, 35 

appointment of staff officers, ...... 22 

organization; divisions, brigades, regiments and companies, . 22 

Money, issued from treasury by warrant of governor, etc., . . 22 
mentioned in the constitution, to be computed in silver at six 

shillings and eight pence per ounce, .... 32 

Money bills, to originate in house of representatives, ... 17 
Moneys, raised or appropriated for public or common schools, not 

to be appfied for support of sectarian schools, ... 43 

Moral obligations of lawgivers and magistrates, .... 8 

Moral qualifications for office, ....... 8 

N. 

Notaries public, to be appointed by governor with advice of coun- 
cil, 25, 35 

how removed, . . . . . . . • . 35, 49 

o. 

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

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

forms of, 29,30,35 

30,36 

35 

3,6 

7 

32 

6 



Quakers may affirm, ...... 

to be taken by all civil and military officers, . 
Objects of government, ...... 

Offences and crimes, prosecutions for, regulated, . 

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

Office, rotation in, right secured, .... 

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



INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 



65 



Office, no person eligible to, unless they can read and write, . . 44 

Officers, civil, legislature may provide for the naming and settHng 

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 mihtia, ....... 22 



P. 

Pardon of offences, governor with advice of council maj' grant, but 

not before conviction, . . . . . . .21 

People, to ha.ye the sole right to govern themselves as a free, sover- 

. eign and independent state, ...... 6 

have a right to keep and to bear arms for the public defence, . 8 
have a right to assemble to consult upon 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 may 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, ratable, census of, ........ 38 

Preamble to constitution, ........ 3 

Press, liberty of, essential to the security of freedom, ... 8 
Private propertj' 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 by the legislature, . . 32 

partially abohshed, ........ 41 

of governor, annulled, ........ 48 

Prosecutions for crimes and offences regulated, .... 7 

Provincial laws, not repugnant to the constitution, continued in 

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



6Q INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 

Page 
Public boards and certain officers to make quarterly reports to the 

governor, ......... 22 

Public notary (see Notary public). 

Public officers, right of people to secure rotation, .... 6 

all persons having the prescribed quahfications equally eli- 
gible, 6 

Public religious worship, right and duty of, .... . 4 

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

Q. 

Quakers, may make affirmation, ....... 30, 36 

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

the legislature, ........ 32 

Qualification, property, of governor, abolished, .... 48 

Qualification, property, partially abolished, ..... 41 

Quahfications, of a voter, . . . .13, 17, 34, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49 

. 18,43,48 
. 23,43,48 

41, 43 

. 15,40,46 
. 16,41,45 



of governor, 

of lieutenant governor, 

of councillors, 

of senators, 

of representatives, 



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 

Referendum, on acts and resolves of the general court, provision 

for submission to the people to accept or reject, . . 49 

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 

Rehgious denominations, equal protection secured to all, , . 5, 38 

Rehgious sect or denomination, no subordination of one to another 

to be estabUshed by law, . . . . . . 5, 38 

Rehgious societies, may elect then" own pastors or rehgious teachers, 5, 38 

membership of, defined, ....... 38 

Rehgious worship, pubhc, right and duty of, and protection therein, 4 
support of the ministry, and erection and repair of houses of 

worship, . . . . . 4, 5, 38 

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



23 



9,23 
44 
32 

7 

5,43 



INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 67 

Page . 

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

Returns of votes, 13, 19, 42, 43 

Revision of constitution provided for in the year 1795, ... 33 
Rights, declaration of, ....... • 4 

s. 

Sailors and soldiers, who have served, etc., during time of war, not 
disquaUfied from voting on account of non-payment of 
poll tax, ......... 48 

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

permanent and honorable salaries to be established for the 
justices of the supreme judicial court, and to be enlarged 
if not sufficient, ....... 

School moneys, not to be appropriated for sectarian schools, . 
Seal, great, of the commonwealth to be affixed to all commissions. 
Search, seizure and arrest, right of, regulated. 

Secretary of the commonwealth, to be chosen by the people annually 
in November, ....... 

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 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 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 quaUfied within ten days, ..... 43 

records of commonwealth to be kept in office of, . . . 26 
may appoint deputies, for whose condiict he shall be account- 
able, 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 

Sectarian schools, not to be maintained at pubhc expense, . . 44 

• Selectmen, to preside at town meetings, elections, etc., ... 13 

Self-government, right of, asserted, ...... 5 



26 



G8 INDEX TO THP: CONSTITUTION. 

Page 
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, by 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 offences; 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 supreme judicial 
court upon important questions of law, and upon solemn 
occasions, ......... 

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

resolve, 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 peace, without 

consent of owner, .....•■ 9 

Soldiers and sailors, who have served in time of war, etc., not dis- 

quahfied from voting on account of non-payment of poll tax, 48 
Sohcitor-general, ......... 21 

Standing armies, dangerous to hberty and not to be maintained 

without consent of the legislature, ..... 8 

State election, referendum on acts and resolves of the general court 

at, 49 

State or body pohtic, entitled, — The Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts, 10 

Streets, etc., taking of land for widening or relocating, powers of the 

legislature concerning, ....... 49 

Supreme judicial court, judges to have honorable 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 cei'tain other offices, . . . . . .31,36 

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



INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 69 

T. 

Page 
Taxation should be founded on consent, . . . . . 6, 8 

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

representatives, ........ 8 

may be imposed by the legislature, . . . . . 12, 49 

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 offices, 

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

Tests abolished, ......... 36 

Title of body pohtic, — 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 retm-n of elections, ... 13 
Town meetings, selectmen to preside at, .... . 13 

Town 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 bj' 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 ehgible, 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 filled 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 upon the warrant of 

governor, except, etc., ....... 22 

Trial by jury, right to, secured, ....... 7 

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



70 INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 

U. 

Page 

University at Cambridge, 27, 28, 47 

V. 

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

governor, ......... 24 

Vacancy in offices of governor and lieutenant governor, powers 

to be exercised by tiie 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 when 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, 46, 47, 48, 49 
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 write their names and 
read the constitution in the English language, . . 17, 34, 44 
the basis upon which 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 
referendum to, on acts and resolves of the general court, . 49 

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

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

Voting machines may be used at elections, ..... 49 
Voting precincts in towns, ....... 47 



INDEX TO THE CONSTITUTION. 71 



Page 
Wild or forest lands, taxation of, ...... 49 

Worship, public, the right and duty of all men, .... 4 

Writ of habeas corpus, to be enjoyed in the most free, easy, cheap 
and expeditious manner, and not to be suspended by 
legislature, except for a limited time, .... 32 

Writing and reading, necessary qualifications for voting, or hold- 
ing office, ......... 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 RESOLVES 

OF 

MASSACHUSETTS. 
1914. 



|^°The General Court of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen assembled 
on Wednesday, the seventh day of January. The oaths of office were taken 
and subscribed by His Excellency David I. Walsh and His Honor Edward 
P. Barky, on Thursday, the eighth day of January, in the presence of the 
two Houses assembled in convention. 



ACTS. 



An Act making appropriations for the compensation (^^^^ j 

OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL COURT, FOR THE 
compensation of CERTAIN OFFICERS THEREOF AND FOR 
EXPENSES IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. 

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

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

For the compensation of senators, forty-one thousand Seimtors. com- 

■^ ' •J pensatiou. 

dollars. 

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

For the compensation of representatives, two hundred Reprcsenta- 

1 iin tives, com- 

and forty-one thousand dollars. pensation. 

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

For the salary of Henry D. Coolidge, clerk of the cierk of the 
senate, thirty-five hundred dollars. senate. 

For the salary of William H. Sanger, assistant clerk of Assistant cierk. 
the senate, twenty-five hundred dollars. 

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

For the salary of James W. Kimball, clerk of the cierk of the 
house of representatives, thirty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salary of Frank E. Bridgman, assistant clerk ^saistant cierk. 
of the house of representatives, twenty-five hundred dol- 
lars. 

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



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 1. 



Chaplains. 



Doorkeepers, 
etc. 



Assistant door- 
keepers, etc. 



Printing and 
binding. 



Manual. 



Senate sta- 
tionery. 



House sta- 
tionery. 



Contingent ex- 
penses. 



Expenses of 
committees. 



Advcrti-jing 
hearings, etc. 



Witness fees, 
etc. 

Publication of 
bulletin. 



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

For the salaries of the doorkeepers of the senate and 
house of representatives, and the postmaster, forty-four 
hundred dollars. 

For the compensation of assistant doorkeepers and 
messengers to the senate and house of representatives, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand two hundred 
dollars. 

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

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

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

For 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 contingent expenses of the senate and house of 
representatives, and necessary expenses in and about the 
state house, a sum not exceeding eighty-three hundred 
and fifty dollars. 

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

For expenses of advertising hearings of the committees 
of the present general court, including expenses of pre- 
paring and mailing the advertisements to the various 
newspapers, 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. 

For expenses in connection with the publication of the 
bulletin of committee hearings, a sum not exceeding eight 
thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January 21, 1914- 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 2, 3. 



An Act making an appropriation to cover subsidies (jj^q^ 2 
to cities and towns for establishing and main- 
taining tuberculosis hospitals. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred and S'and towns 
three thousand eight hundred sixtj^-two dollars and etc.rtubercui^' 
eighty-three cents is hereby appropriated, to be paid out ^i^ iiospitais. 
of the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary 
revenue, to certain cities and towns for amounts to which 
they are entitled for subsidies for establishing and main- 
taining tuberculosis hospitals during the period ending 
November thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirteen. 

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

Approded January 21, 101 4- 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (jjidp^ 3 

PENSES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE AUDITOR OF THE 
COMMONWEALTH. 

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 common- ^^°^' 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the auditor's 
department, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to 
wit: — 

For the salary of the auditor, five thousand dollars. Auditor, salary. 

For the salary of the deputy auditor, four thousand ^^p"*^' ^^'^^' 
dollars. 

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

For the salary of the supervisor of accounts, twenty- Supervisor of 

/2 1 1 1 1 11 accounts. 

nve hundred dollars. 

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

For the salary of the second clerk, twenty-four hundred ^^''°°'^ ''''''^''• 
dollars. 

For additional clerks, examiners and stenographers, a Additional 
sum not exceeding fourteen thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the messenger, nine hundred dollars. Messenger. 

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



6 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 4, 5. 

Expenses. -p^j, incidental and contingent expenses, a sum not 

exceeding fifty-four hundred dollars. 
Section 2, This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Aiyproved January 31, 1914- 



Chap. 4 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

EXPENSES OF THE COMMISSION ON ECONOMY AND EFFI- 
CIENCY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and 
expenses of the commission on economy and efficiency, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the members of the commission, a 
sum not exceeding eighty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the secretary, experts, clerks and 
other assistants, and for such other expenses as may be 
deemed necessary and proper, a sum not exceeding twenty 
thousand dollars. 

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

Ajjproved January 31, 1914- 



Appropria^ 

tions, commis- 
sion on econo- 
my and effi- 
ciency. 



Members, 
salaries. 

Expenses. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Chap. 5 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE department OF THE TAX COMMIS- 
SIONER AND COMMISSIONER OF CORPORATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the department of 
the tax commissioner and commissioner of corporations, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit: — 

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

For the salary of Charles A. Andrews, deputy commis- 
sioner, four thousand dollars. 

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

For the salaries of three assistants, eighty-five hundred 
dollars. 



Tax commis- 
sioner, salary. 

Deputy com- 
missioner. 

Second deputy 
commissioner. 

Assistants. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 6, 7. 7 

For the salary of the first clerk, twenty-five hundred F'^tcierk. 
dollars. 

For the salary of the second clerk, eighteen hundred •'Second cierk. 
dollars. 

For the salaries of the supervisors of assessors, seventv- Supervisors of 
five hundred dollars. ^ '"''^^""• 

For additional clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding clerical assist- 
forty-seven thousand five hundred dollars. ^^''^' 

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

For travelling expenses of the commissioner and his Travelling ex- 
deputy, and for travelling and other expenses of the p""'"'''*' 
supervisors of assessors, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars. 

For valuation books for assessors of cities and towns, a Valuation 
sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars. ^°° ''" 

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

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

Apj)'>'oved January 31, 191 4. 

An Act making an appropriation for the massa- Chap. 6 

CIIUSETTS state FIREMEN's ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of fifteen thousand dollars is Massachusetts 

11 'j^Ij^i • ^ I i> ,1 , i» State Firemen's 

hereby appropriated, to be paid out 01 the treasury 01 Association. 
the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the 
Massachusetts State Firemen's Association, as provided 
by chapter one hundred and seventy-one of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and six. 

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

Approved January 31, 1914- 

An Act making an appropriation for the Worcester Qjmj) 7 
polytechnic institute. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of fifty thousand dollars is Worcester Poiy- 



hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to the Worces- 



technic Insti- 
tute. 



8 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 8, 9, 10. 



Massachusetts 
Institute of 
Technology. 



ter Polytechnic Institute, as provided by chapter eighty- 
seven of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and 
twelve. 

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

Approved January 31, 1914- 

Chap. 8 An Act making an appropriation for the Massa- 
chusetts INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of one hundred thousand dollars 
is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of 
the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

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

Approved January 31, 1914- 

Chap. 9 An Act making an appropriation for the mainte- 
nance of the old provincial state house in the 
city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sum of fifteen hundred dollars is 
hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of 
the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, toward the 
maintenance of the old provincial state house in the city 
of Boston, during the present fiscal year, as provided 
by chapter two hundred and ninety-eight of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and ten. 

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

Approved January 31, 1914- 

Chap. 10 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE office OF THE CONTROLLER OF COUNTY 
ACCOUNTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the controller of 
county accounts, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to 
wit: — 

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



Old provincial 
state house. 



Appropria- 
tions, controller 
of county ac- 
counts. 



Controller, 
salary. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 11, 12. 9 

For the salary of the first deputy, eighteen hundred ^"'^ '^''P"'^- 
dollars. 

For the salary of the second deputy, fifteen hundred Second deputy. 
dollars. 

For the salary of the third deputy, fifteen hundred ^wrd deputy. 
dollars. 

For travelling and office expenses of the controller and Expenses. 
his deputies, including printing and binding the annual 
report, a sum not exceeding twenty-one hundred dollars. 

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

Approved January 31, 1914- 

An Act making appropriations for the salary and Chap. 11 

EXPENSES of the COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC RECORDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as joUows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropna- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- sioner of public 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the commissioner ^^""^ ^' 
of public records, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to 
wit : — 

For the salary of the commissioner, three thousand £°ar^'^'''°"®''' 
dollars. 

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

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

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

Approved January 31, 1914- 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- Qhap. 12 

PENSES IN THE STATE LIBRARY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as JoUoivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropm- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- library. "* ^ 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the state library, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of Novem- 
ber, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the librarian, four thousand dollars. Librarian, 
For books, binding, cataloguing and indexing, a sum not Booksi etc. 
exceeding ten thousand dollars. 



10 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 13, 14. 



Clerical ser- 
vices, etc. 



Incidental ex- 
penses, etc. 



For clerical services, for the accommodation of visitors 
and for any other services required for the care, main- 
tenance and working of the Hbrary, a sum not exceeding 
eleven thousand and ten dollars. 

For incidental expenses, including the printing and 
binding of the annual report, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five hundred dollars. 

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

Aj)2^rovcd January 31, 1914- 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Chap. 13 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN the department of tpie attorney-gen- 
eral. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

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

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

For expenses in connection with litigation between the 
commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Haverhill Gas 
Light Company, the suit being now pending, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars; the same to be In addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

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

A'pinoved February 5, 191 4. 



Attorney-gen- 
eral, salary. 

Assistants, etc. 



Expenses of cer- 
tain litigation. 



Chap. 14 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE department OF THE SERGEANT-AT- 
ARMS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinarv revenue, for salaries and ex- 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 14. 11 

penses in the department of the sergeant-at-arms, for the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the sergeant-at-arms, thirty-five Sorgoant-at- 

1 1 1 J 11 arms, salary. 

hundred dollars. 

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

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

For the salaries of additional clerks, the sum of twenty- Additional 
eight hundred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses and the expense Expenses. 
of mailing legislative bulletins, a sum not exceeding six 
hundred and fifty dollars. 

For the salaries of the chief engineer and other em- cwef engineer, 
ployees in the engineer's department, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-three thousand five hundred and forty dollars. 

For the salaries of the watchmen and assistant watch- watchmen, etc. 
men, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand six hundred 
dollars. 

For books, stationery, postage, printing and advertising Books, sta- 
ordered by the sergeant-at-arms, a sum not exceeding four *'°"*''"y' '"^'=- 
hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the messengers, porters and office Messengers, etc. 
boy, a sum not exceeding eighty-five hundred and ten 
dollars. 

For rent of telephones and expenses in connection there- Telephones, etc. 
with, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars. 

For heat, light and power, including coal, water, neat, light and 
gas and removal of ashes, a sum not exceeding thirty- p°^^^'^^°- 
five thousand dollars. 

For the care of the state house and grounds, including care of state 
repairs, furniture and repairs thereof, and such expenses ^''^^^•^^°- 
as may be necessary at the various buildings now occu- 
pied by state departments, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
six thousand dollars. 

For new furniture and fixtures, a sum not exceeding New furniture, 
twenty-two thousand dollars. *'*''■ 

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

For the salary of the carpenter, the sum of sixteen carpenter. 
hundred dollars. 

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

A'pproved February 5, 1014- 



12 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 15, 16. 



Chap. 15 An Act to change the name of the perkins street 

BAPTIST CHURCH OF SOMERVILLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 
Name changed. SECTION 1. The Pcrkins Street Baptist Church of 
Somerville shall hereafter be known as the Grace Baptist 
Church and shall have all the privileges and may do all 
the things which it could have done under its former 
name, and shall hold its property under the name of 
the Grace Baptist Church. 

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

Approved February 9, 1914. 



Chap. 16 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Treasurer and 
receiver gen- 
eral, salary. 

Deputy treas- 
urer. 

Accountant. 



Receiving 
teller. 



Assistant. 



Paying teller. 



Assistant. 
Cashier. 



Assistant. 
bookkeeper. 



Fund clerk. 
Bond clerk. 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE department OF THE TREASURER AND 
RECEIVER 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 common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the department of 
the treasurer and receiver general, for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the treasurer and receiver general, 
five thousand dollars. 

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

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

For the salary of the receiving teller, two thousand 
dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant receiving teller, fifteen 
hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the paying teller, two thousand 
dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant paying teller, fifteen 
hundred dollars. 

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

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

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

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



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 17, 18. 13 

For the salary of the warrant clerk, twelve hundred w^'''"'^'^* '^^erk. 
dollars. 

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

For the salary of the stenographer, twelve hundred stenographer. 
dollars. 

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

For such additional clerical assistance as may be clerical assist- 
necessary for the despatch of public business, a sum not ^^'^^' 
exceeding forty-five hundred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, a sum iiot ^"^"^enuu ex- 
exceeding fifty-six hundred dollars. 

For such expenses as the treasurer and receiver general pg^j^es""^' ""^ 
may find necessary in carrying out the provisions of the 
act imposing a tax on collateral legacies and successions, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars. 

For expenses in connection with preparing and adver- Preparing, etc., 
tising bond sales, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred 
dollars. 

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

AjJirroved February 9, 1914- 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum (Jfiaj) 17 

OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF DANIEL M. UALLORAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston Is hereby authorized to city of Boston 
pay a sum of money not exceeding five hundred dollars ^''money to^"""' 
to Mary Halloran, widow of the late Daniel M. Halloran, MaryHaiioran. 
late an employee of the sewer division of said city, who 
died from injuries sustained in the performance of his 
duty as such employee in the month of November, nine- 
teen hundred and eight; his injuries having been caused 
by defective and unsafe sewer machinery used in a sewer 
on Talbot avenue in the Dorchester district. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Time of uking 
ance by the city council of the said city, with the ap- ^^^''^' 
proval of the mayor. Apinovcd February 9, 1914- 

An Act relative to the rate of interest to be paid fhnn^ 1 q 

BY cities and towns ON MONEY ADVANCED BY THE ^' 

COMMONWEALTH FOR THE ABOLITION OF GRADE CROSS- 
INGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section thirty-nine of Part I of chapter looe, 463. §39, 
four hundred and sixty-three of the acts of the year nine- amended.^" 



14 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 18. 



Auditor, coni- 
IJcnsation, du- 
ties, etc. 



Court to isaue 
decrees for 
payments. 



teen hundred and six, as amended by section two of 
chapter three hundred and ninety of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and eight, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the words "of four per cent", in the 
thirty-fifth hne, and inserting in place thereof the words: 
— of interest determined by the auditor of the common- 
wealth as approximately that paid by the commonwealth 
on the last money borrowed for the abolition of grade 
crossings, — and by striking out the last sentence, so as 
to read as follows : — Section 39. The court shall appoint 
an auditor, who shall be a disinterested person, not an 
inhabitant of the city or town in which the crossing is 
situated, whose compensation shall be determined by the 
court and to whom shall from time to time be submitted 
all accounts of expense incurred by the railroad cor- 
porations, street railway companies, if any, city, town, 
commission or auditor, and who shall audit the same and 
make report thereon to the court. The auditor shall 
upon request of any of the parties to the proceeding 
investigate the amounts presented for allowance by any 
city or town or any railroad corporation as expended in 
the payment of damages for land taken or affected by 
reason of the proposed alteration, which have been paid 
by the party primarily liable therefor, as provided in 
section thirty-seven, unless it appears that all of the 
parties to the proceeding for the abolition of the grade 
crossing have assented in writing to the payment or 
settlement so made by the party primarily liable, and in 
case the auditor determines that the amount so paid is in 
excess of what in his opinion should have been properly 
paid therefor, he shall allow only such portion of the 
amount so paid as he may deem to be just and reasonable. 
Such auditing, when accepted by the court, shall be final. 
A certified copy of such report and the decree of the 
court thereon shall be filed with the auditor of the com- 
monwealth. The court shall, from time to time, issue 
its decrees for payments on the part of the railroad cor- 
poration and on the part of any street railway company, 
not exceeding the amounts apportioned to them respec- 
tively by said auditor in his report, and for the pay- 
ment by the commonwealth of a sum not exceeding the 
amounts apportioned to it and to the city or town; and 
such city or town shall repay to the commonwealth the 
amount apportioned to it, with interest thereon, payable 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 19, 20. 15 

annually at the rate of interest determined by the auditor 
of the commonwealth as approximately that paid by the 
commonwealth on the last money borrowed for the 
abolition of grade crossings, from the date of the accept- 
ance of the report of the auditor. Such repayment of the Assessments. 
principal shall be made annually in such amounts as 
the auditor of the commonwealth may designate; and 
the amount of payment designated for the year, with 
the interest due on the outstanding principal, shall be 
included by the treasurer and receiver general in the 
amount charged to such city or town, and shall be as- 
sessed upon it in the apportionment and assessment of 
its annual state tax. The treasurer and receiver general 
shall in each year notify such city or town of the amount 
of such assessment, which shall be paid by it into the 
treasury of the commonwealth as a part of, and at the 
time required for, the payment of its state tax. 

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

Approved February 9, 1914. 

An Act relative to the number of trustees of the QJidp^ ig 

COOLEY DICKINSON HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter one hundred and amended.^ ^ 
fifty-two of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
eighty-five is hereby amended by striking out the word 
"seven", in the second line, and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — twenty-one, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section S. The number of the trustees of said corporation Trustees, num- 
shall never exceed twenty-one; and said corporation may '^"'^' '^'^'^• 
at any legal meeting elect by ballot any citizen of the city 
of Northampton or of either of said towns of Hatfield 
and Whately to be a member thereof. No person shall 
continue a member of said corporation after ceasing 
to be a resident of one of said three places. 

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

Approved February 9, 1914- 

An Act relative to the police control of lake (jji^jj 20 
quinsigamond. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section four of chapter seven hundred amended ^^ 
and forty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 



expenses. 



16 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 21. 

dred and thirteen is hereby amended by striking out the 
word "in", in the fourteenth Hne, and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — in the proportion of the valua- 
tions thereof for the preceding year, and added to, — so 
Assessment of as to read as follows : — Section 4- The said commis- 
sioners may expend for the pui*poses of this act the sum of 
twenty-five thousand dollars annually, to be allowed 
and paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth, 
and such additional sums as the general court may 
from time to time appropriate for such purpose. On or 
before the fifteenth day of June in each year the sum 
or sums so expended during the preceding year shall be 
certified by the said commissioners to the treasurer 
and receiver general, and the amount so certified, with 
interest thereon at the rate of four per cent per annum 
from the date of certification to the date of payment, 
shall be included by the treasurer and receiver general 
in the amounts charged to the city of Worcester and 
to the town of Shrewsbury, and shall be assessed upon said 
city and town in the proportion of the valuations thereof 
for the preceding year, and added to the apportionment 
and assessment of the state tax next following said cer- 
tification. 

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

Approved February 9, 1914. 



Chap. 21 An Act to change the name and to enlarge the 

POWERS OF the TAUNTON HOSPITAL COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Name changed. SECTION 1. The uamc of the Taunton Hospital 
Company, a corporation organized under the general laws 
of the commonwealth and situated in the city of Taunton, 
is hereby changed to Morton Hospital. 

fXrid Section 2. The said corporation is hereby author- 

ized, in addition to the purposes for which it was in- 
corporated, to conduct a school for the training of nurses 
and to grant diplomas to graduates of the school. 

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

Approved February 9, 1914- 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 22, 23, 24. 17 



An Act making an appropriation for the payment (Jji^j) 22 
OF premiums on securities purchased for the 

MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL FUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding five hundred dollars Premiums on 
is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of ciwsed'for^"'^" 
the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the scSfi^i^d? 
payment by the treasurer and receiver general of pre- 
miums on securities purchased for the Massachusetts 
School Fund, as provided by section three of chapter 
forty-one of the Revised Laws. 

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

Approved February 9, 1914- 



An Act making appropriations for the board of Chav. 23 

REGISTRATION IN DENTISTRY. 

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 common- rc'^SVation^n^ 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and •^^"^'^'^''y- 
expenses of the board of registration in dentistry, for the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the members, seventeen hundred Members, sai- 

1 I, anes. 

dollars. 

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

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

Approved February 9, 1914- 



An Act making appropriations for expenses in con- fhn^ 24 

NECTION WITH THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR THE 
EMPLOYEES OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 

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 common- mcnt system 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for expenses in con- o7the'com-^^ 
nection with the retirement system for certain employees nionweaith. 



18 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 25. 



Administration 
expenses. 



Annuity funds 
and pensions. 



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

For the necessary expenses of administration, including 
clerical services, office rent, office supplies and expenses, a 
sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars. 

To provide for the necessary annuity funds and pensions 
for employees retired from the state service, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-seven thousand five hundred dollars. 

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

Apijroved Fehruary 9, 1914. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Chap. 25 An Act making appropriations for salaries and 

EXPENSES IN the EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT 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 common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and expenses 
in the executive department, for the fiscal year ending 
on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the governor, eight thousand dollars. 

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

For the salaries of the council, eight thousand dollars. 

For travelling expenses of the council, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the private secretary of the governor, 
twenty-five hundred dollars. 

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

For the salary of the present stenographer, a sum not 
exceeding eighteen hundred dollars. 

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

For the salary of the messenger, twelve hundred dollars. 

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

For contingent expenses, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars. 

For postage, printing and stationery, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twelve hundred dollars. 



Governor, 

salary. 

Lieutenant 

Governor. 

Council. 

Travelling 
expenses. 

Private secre- 
tary. 

Executive sec- 
retary. 

Stenographer. 



Clerk. 



Assistant. 



Contingent ex- 
penses. 

Postage, print- 
ing, etc. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 26, 27. 19 

For travelling and contingent expenses of the governor Travelling ex- 
and council, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred ^"^''^' 
dollars, . 

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

For payment of extraordinary expenses, to be ex- Extraordinary 
pended under the direction of the governor and council, ^''^""'^''• 
a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars. 

For the preparation of tables and indexes relating to the Tables and in- 
statutes of the present year and of previous years, a stat'i!tes. 
sum not exceeding six hundred dollars. 

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

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

Approved February 9, 1914- 

An Act making appropriations for the board of fhnjy oa 

REGISTRATION IN VETERINARY MEDICINE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priatcd, to be paid out of the treasury, of the common- registration in 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and me*didne.^ 
expenses of the board of registration in veterinary medi- 
cine, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the members, a sum not exceeding Salaries of 

1 1 J J 11 members. 

SIX hundred dollars. 

For travelling and other expenses, a sum not exceeding Travelling ex- 
four hundred dollars. penses, etc. 

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

Aiyproved February 9, 1914- 

An Act making appropriations for the salaries and QJiajf 27 
expenses of the state board of conciliation and 
arbitration. 

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 common- wncliiation ° 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and ^nd arbitration. 
expenses of the state board of conciliation and arbitration, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of Novem- 
ber, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 



20 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 28, 29. 



Salaries of 
memljers. 

Secretary. 
Expenses. 



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

For the salary of the secretary, fifteen hundred dollars. 

For travelling, incidental and contingent expenses, 
including printing and binding the annual report and 
the compensation of expert assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifteen thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 9, 1914- 



Appropria- 
tions, board of 
registration iu 
pharmacy. 



Salaries of 
members. 



Chap. 28 An Act making appropriations for the board of 

REGISTRATION IN PHARMACY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and 
expenses of the board of registration in pharmacy, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the members, thirty-one hundred 
dollars. 

For travelling and other expenses of the members, a 
sum not exceeding fourteen hundred and twenty-five 
dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of the agent, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-four hundred dollars. 

For a stenographer, witness fees and incidental and 
contingent expenses, to include printing the annual 
report, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For expenses in pursuance of the act to provide for 
registering and licensing stores for the transaction of a 
retail drug business, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars. 

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

Approved February 9, 1914- 



Exjjenses. 



Agent. 



Inciik-ntal es- 
peuses, etc. 



Expenses of li- 
censing, etc., 
retail drug 
stores. 



Chap. 29 An Act making appropriations for salaries and 
expenses in the judicial department of the 
commonwealth. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^ons'^^fuciiciai Section 1. Thc sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
department. priatcd, to bc paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 29. 21 

expenses of the judicial department of the commonwealth, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of Novem- 
ber, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 

SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. 

For the salary and travellino- expenses of the chief chief justice 

.. ipi • ... „ fi'ici associate 

justice and of the six associate justices, seventy-four justices. 
thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the clerk, three thousand dollars. ^'^rk. 

For clerical assistance to the clerk, eight hundred clerical assist- 

' ~ ance to elerli. 

dollars. 

For clerical assistance to the justices, a sum not ex- clerical assist- 
ceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. tiSS. ° ^"^' 

For expenses of the supreme judicial court, a sum not Expenses. 
exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the reporter of decisions, four thousand ^Jionsf Jtc^ ^'^ 
dollars; and for clerk hire and incidental expenses of said 
reporter, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of the officers and messenger, twenty- officers and 

n 1 1 1 1 11 ' messenger. 

tour hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the clerk for the county of Suffolk, fJun'lV^"'^'''^ 
fifteen hundred dollars. 

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

For the salaries of the retired justices, fifteen thousand j^gtlcei 
three hundred and seventy-five dollars. 

SUPERIOR COURT. 

For the salary and travelling expenses of the chief fustfces.' *'°"'*' 
justice and of the twenty-seven associate justices, two 
hundred thirty-eight thousand five hundred dollars. 

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

For printing, transportation of papers and documents, Printing, etc. 
and for incidental expenses of the superior court, a sum 
not exceeding four hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the retired justice of the superior Retired justice. 
court, six thousand dollars. 

COURTS OF PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY. 

For the salary of the judge for the county of Barnstable, JudKe of pro- 

.. 1 I'liii * bate and in- 

eignteen hundred dollars. solvency, 

For the salary of the judge for the county of Berkshire, Berkshke.'' 
twenty-five hundred dollars. 



22 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 29. 



Bristol. 

Dukes County. 

Essox. 

Franklin. 

Hampden. 

Hampshire. 

Middlesex. 

Nantucket. 

Norfolk. 

Plymouth. 

Suffolk. 

Worcester. 

Retired judges. 



Judges acting 
in other 
counties. 



Register of 
probate and 
insolvency. 
Barnstaljle. 
Berkshire. 



Bristol. 

Dukes County. 

Essex. 

Franklin. 

Hampden. 

Hampsliire. 



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

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

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

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

For the salary of the judge for the county of Hampden, 
thirty-eight hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the judge for the county of Hamp- 
shire, eighteen hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the two judges for the county of 
Middlesex, twelve thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the judge for the county of Nan- 
tucket, one thousand dollars. 

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

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

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

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

For the salaries of retired judges, a sum not exceeding 
thirteen hundred and fifty dollars. 

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

For the salary of the register for the county of Barn- 
stable, sixteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the register for the county of Berk- 
shire, nineteen hundred dollars. 

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

For the salary of the register for the county of Dukes 
County, nine hundred dollars. 

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

For the salary of the register for the county of Frank- 
lin, sixteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the register for the county of Hamp- 
den, thirty-one hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the register for the county of Hamp- 
shire, sixteen hundred dollars. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 29. 23 

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

For the salary of the register for the county of Nan- Nantucket. 
tucket, nine hundred dollars. 

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

For the salary of the register for the county of Plyra- Plymouth. 
outh, twenty-two hundred dollars. 

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

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

For the salary of the assistant register for the county Assistant regis- 
of Barnstable, eight hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant register for the county of ^'^'■^^•"'■e- 
Berkshire, twelve hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant register for the county of B''13*^°i- 
Bristol, twenty-three hundred dollars. 

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

For the salary of the assistant register for the county of ^'"''^"'^•"»- 
Franklin, eight hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant register for the county of "'^'^pden- 
Hampden, fifteen hundred and fifty dollars. 

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

For the salaries of the assistant registers for the county Middlesex. 
of Middlesex, seventy-three hundred dollars. 

For the salary of Joseph R. McCoole, assistant register Norfolk. 
for the county of Norfolk, sixteen hvmdred and fifty dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant register for the county of Piy™°"*'i- 
Plymouth, eleven hundred dollars. 

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

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

For extra clerical assistance to the register for the clerical assist- 
county of Berkshire, a sum not exceeding six hundred thhe. 
dollars. 

For extra clerical assistance to the register for the Bristol, 
county of Bristol, a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred 
sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents. 

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



24 

Esaex. 

Franklin. 

Hampden. 

Hampshire. 

Middlesex. 

Nantucket. 

Norfolk. 

Plymouth. 

Suffolk. 

Worcester. 



Clerk of regis- 
ter, Suffolk. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 29. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

For extra clerical assistance to the register for the 
county of Norfolk, a sum not exceeding twenty-nine 
hundred dollars. 

For extra clerical assistance to the register for the 
county of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding twenty-one 
hundred thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents. 

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

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

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



District attor- 
ney, Suffolk 
district. 

Assistants. 



Deputy as- 
sistants. 



Northern dis- 
trict. 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS. 

For the salary of the district attorney for the Suffolk 
district, seven thousand dollars. 

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

For the salaries of the deputy assistants of the district 
attorney for the Suffolk district, forty-four hundred 
dollars. 

For the salary of the district attorney for the northern 
district, four thousand dollars. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 30. 25 

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

For the salary of the district attorney for the eastern Eastern dis- 
district, three thousand dollars. *"'^^- 

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

For the salary of the district attorney for the south- Southeastern 

■,. , p I iiiii'^ district. 

eastern district, twenty-tour hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant district attorney for the Assistant. 
southeastern district, sixteen hundred dollars. 

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

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

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

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

For the salary of the district attorney for the western Western 
district, twenty-four hundred dollars. '^"*''"'''^- 

For the salary of the district attorney for the north- dlstri^r^*"''" 
western district, thirteen hundred and fifty dollars. 

For travelling expenses necessarily incurred by the Travelling ex- 
district attorneys, except in the Suffolk district, a sum not ^'''^^■ 
exceeding two thousand dollars. 

COMMISSION ON PROBATION. 

For expenses, including the printing of the annual p rTSlon"" "^ 
report, of the commission on probation, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars. 

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

Ayyroved Febrnary 9, 1914- 

An Act making an appropriation for the disposal Chap. 30 

OF sewage at the MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL 
COLLEGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The sum of ninety-two hundred dollars is Appropria- 
hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the se'^^age'^Mas- 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the purpose cuHumi^cot-^"" 
of meeting the commonwealth's proportion of the cost of ^''^'^' 
the construction of a system of sewerage in the town of 
Amherst, to take care of the sewage at the Massachusetts 



26 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 31, 32. 



Agricultural College jas provided by chapter four hundred 
and eighty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and twelve. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 9, 1914. 



Chap. 31 An Act to authorize christ church, Springfield, to 

HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Christ Church, Springfield, a religious 
corporation situated in Springfield, is hereby authorized to 
receive and hold real and personal estate to an amount not 
exceeding four hundred and fifty thousand dollars, which 
property, or the income derived therefrom, shall be de- 
voted to the purposes set forth in its charter, or to other 
purposes of the said corporation. 

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

Approved February 9, 1914- 



Christ Church, 
Springfield, 
may hold addi- 
tional real and 
personal estate. 



Transfer of 
certain church 
property in 
Natick au- 
thorized. 



Chap. 32 An Act to authorize the first congregational 

CHURCH OF NATICK TO SUCCEED TO THE PROPERTY AND 
DUTIES OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE NATICK MINISTERIAL 
FUND AND OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL PARISH OF 
NATICK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The First Congregational Church of Natick 
is hereby authorized to receive and hold all trust funds 
and property now held by the Trustees of the Natick 
Ministerial Fund and all trust funds and property now 
held by the First Congregational Parish of Natick under 
the provisions of an act approved on the sixteenth day of 
June in the year eighteen hundred and twenty, entitled 
"An Act to incorporate the First Congregational Parish 
of Natick", and of an act passed on the twenty-second 
day of June in the year eighteen hundred and twelve, en- 
titled "An Act to authorize the town of Natick to sell 
the ministry lands and to appropriate the proceeds thereof 
towards the ministerial fund and to appoint trustees for 
the management thereof", upon the same trusts as those 
upon which said trust funds and property are now held 
under the several wills, deeds of gift, statutes or other 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 32. 27 

instruments or authority under which said trusts were 
severally created. 

Section 2. The Trustees of the Natick Ministerial JA^jNaUek 
Fund may, by a three fourths vote of those present and p^°||*^^|^'*' 
voting at any meeting called for the purpose, authorize convey its 

<^ ^ ^ , ^ -^ property to the 

one or more persons in its name to convey any real or First Congro- 
personal estate belonging to said trustees to the First cimrchof 
Congregational Church of Natick, to be held by said ^**''''^- 
First Congregational Church of Natick in trust in accord- 
ance with the provisions of section one of this act. Said 
Trustees of the Natick Ministerial Fund may provide 
that such conveyance and transfer shall be conditioned 
upon the assumption by said First Congregational Church 
of Natick of all liabilities of said trustees. 

Section 3. The First Congregational Parish of Natick ti^ First 

PI !•* onsjregal lonal 

may, by a three fourths vote of those present and voting P^rishof 
at any meeting called for the purpose, authorize one or may convey 

... 1 1 it-spropertv 

more persons in its name to convey any real or personal totheFir.st 
estate belonging to said parish to the First Congregational rfwctfot'""''' 
Church of Natick, to be held by said First Congrega- Natick. 
tional Church of Natick in trust in accordance w^ith the 
provisions of section one of this act. Said parish may 
provide that such conveyance and transfer shall be con- 
ditioned upon the assumption by said First Congrega- 
tional Church of Natick of all liabilities of said parish. 

Section 4. After the First Congregational Church of not affected!*^ 
Natick shall have received said property, it shall have and 
enjoy all the franchises, powers and privileges belonging 
to the Trustees of the Natick Ministerial Fund and to the 
First Congregational Parish of Natick; and all members 
of said First Congregational Parish of Natick shall have 
the right to vote at the business meetings of said First 
Congregational Church of Natick upon the same ques- 
tions, and shall enjoy all other rights and privileges, that 
they have hitherto possessed. 

Section 5. After the transfer of all the property of ^^^•'^^^' ^°°^^' 
the said First Congregational Parish of Natick and of the 
said Trustees of the Natick Ministerial Fund to the said 
First Congregational Church of Natick, and the assump- 
tion by said church of all liabilities of said trustees and of 
said parish, as hereinbefore provided, all records and 
other books and papers of the First Congregational Parish 
of Natick and of the Trustees of the Natick Ministerial 
Fund shall be the property of the First Congregational 



28 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 33, 34. 

anTpIriih'dis- ChuFch of Natick; and In six months thereafter said 
solved. First Congregational Parish of Natick and said corpora- 

tion known as Trustees of the Natick Ministerial Fund 
shall be dissolved. 
Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Aiyproved February 9, 1914- 

Chap. 33 An Act to authorize petitions for the assessment 

OF DAMAGES BY A JURY FOR TAKING OF OR INJURY TO 
REAL ESTATE BY THE COMMONWEALTH AND BY COUNTIES, 
CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
^u^y'Sr*^^ Section 1. The commonwealth by the attorney-gen- 
tok"n ^^'of real ^^^^' cvcry couiity by its county commissioners, every 
estate, etc. city by its mayor and every town by its board of select- 
men shall have the same right to file a petition and to 
secure notice to adverse parties thereon to have damages 
assessed by a jury for the taking of lands or rights in 
land by right of eminent domain by the commonwealth 
or by such county, city or town under authority of any 
law or statute as is given to parties in interest whose real 
estate is taken or injured by virtue of such law or statute. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 9, 1914- 

Chap. 34 An Act relative to bonds of jailers, masters and 

keepers. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

R- ^••.224. § 16 Section 1. Section sixteen of chapter two hundred and 
twenty-four of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by 
adding at the end thereof, the following: — A sheriff, in 
case he acts as jailer, master or keeper, or a jailer, master 
or keeper appointed by the sheriff, shall give to the treas- 
urer and receiver general a bond with such sureties as 
the superior court shall order and approve, conditioned 
faithfully to perform his duties, — so as to read as fol- 
SdyoHaifs, lows: — »Sedio7i 16. The sheriff shall have the custody 
«*«=• and control of the jails in his county and, except in the 

county of Suffolk, of the houses of correction therein, and 
of all prisoners who may be committed thereto, and shall 
keep the same himself or by his deputy as jailer, master 
or keeper and shall be responsible for them. The jailer. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 35. 29 

master or keeper shall appoint subordinate assistants, em- 
ployees and officers, and shall be responsible for them. 
In the county of Suffolk, the penal institutions commis- 
sioner shall appoint a master of the house of correction, 
who shall hold office during the pleasure of said commis- 
sioner. A sheriff, in case he acts as jailer, master or Jailers, masters, 
keeper, or a jailer, master or keeper appointed by the bonds. 
sheriff, shall give to the treasurer and receiver general 
a bond with such sureties as the superior court shall 
order and approve, conditioned faithfully to perform his 
duties. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 9, 1914- 

An Act relative to the procedure and practice in (jJiar) 35 

CIVIL ACTIONS BROUGHT IN THE MUNICIPAL COURT OF 
THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter seven hundred vSons°onti 



aw 



and sixteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and to apply to the 

• •, I'l ••! municipal court 

thirteen shall apply to actions brought m the municipal of Boston. 
court of the city of Boston, so far as the same may be 
applicable thereto. The appellate division of said court 
shall have all the powers relating to civil actions tried 
without a jury given by said chapter to the supreme 
judicial court, except as to actions in which there has 
been a finding prior to the passage of this act. 

Section 2. Section two of chapter six hundred and ^^i^, m, § 2 

•PI ft • 1111 amended. 

forty-nine or the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
twelve is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof 
the following: — provided, however, that if a declaration in 
set-off is filed in such action, the plaintiff may of right 
remove the cause and claim a jury trial in the manner 
and upon the terms set out in section three of this act, 
within the time allowed him for filing an answer to such 
declaration in set-off, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 2. If after this act takes effect a party elects to Certain righta 
bring in said municipal court of the city of Boston any "^^^^^ ' 
action or other civil proceeding which he might have be- 
gun in the superior court, he shall be deemed to have 
waived a trial by jury and his right of appeal to the 
superior court: provided, however, that if a declaration in Proviso. 
set-off is filed in such action, the plaintiff may of right 



30 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 35. 



1912, 649, § 8 
amended. 



Appellate di- 
vision, powers, 
duties, etc. 



1912, 649, § 9 
amended. 



remove the cause and claim a jury trial in the manner and 
upon the terms set out in section three of this act, within 
the time allowed him for filing an answer to such declara- 
tion in set-off. 

Section 3. Section- eight of said chapter is hereby- 
amended by adding at the end thereof the words : — and 
for the granting of new trials, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 8. There shall be an appellate division 
of said municipal court for the rehearing of matters of 
law arising in civil causes therein, the said division to 
consist of three justices thereof, to be designated from 
time to time by the chief justice. Any party to a cause 
brought in said court after this act takes effect, who is 
aggrieved by any ruling on a matter of law by a single 
justice, may, as of right, have the ruling reported for 
determination by the appellate division when the cause 
is otherwise ripe for judgment, or sooner by consent of 
the justice hearing the same. The request for such a 
report shall be filed with the clerk within two days after 
notice of the ruling, and when the objection is to the 
admission or exclusion of evidence, the claim for a report 
shall also be made known at the time of the ruling. The 
justice whose ruling is complained of shall not sit upon 
the review thereof. If the appellate division shall decide 
that there has been prejudicial error in the ruling com- 
plained of, it may reverse, vacate or modify the same or 
order a new trial in whole or part; otherwise it shall 
dismiss the report, and may impose double costs in the 
action if it finds the objection to such ruling to be friv- 
olous or intended for delay. If the party claiming such 
report shall not duly prosecute the same, by preparing 
the necessary papers or otherwise, the appellate division 
may order the cause to proceed as though no such claim 
had been made, and may in like manner impose costs. 
The court shall make rules regulating the procedure and 
sittings of the appellate division, for the preparation and 
submission of reports and the allowance of reports which 
a single justice shall disallow as not conformable to the 
facts, or shall fail to allow by reason of physical or mental 
disability, death or resignation, and for the granting of 
new trials. 

Section 4. Section nine of said chapter is hereby 
amended by striking out the words "at the rate of 
twenty cents a page", in the eleventh line, and by in- 
serting after the word "it", in the seventeenth line, the 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 36. 31 

words : — The provisions of section twenty-six of chapter 
two hundred and three of the Revised Laws, as amended 
by chapter four hundred and thirteen of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and four, shall apply to such 
appealed cases, — so as to read as follows: — Section 9. Appeaia, etc. 
An appeal shall lie from the final decision of the appellate 
division to the supreme judicial court for the common- 
wealth. Claim thereof shall be filed in the office of the 
clerk of the municipal court within five days after notice 
of the decision of the appellate division. The appeal 
shall not remove the cause, but only the question or 
questions to be determined. The necessary papers shall, 
at the expense of the party appealing, unless the court 
shall order the expense to be borne by some other party, 
be prepared by the clerk, who may require the estimated 
expense thereof to be paid in advance. The appeal shall 
be transmitted to and entered in the docket of the 
supreme judicial court within ten days after notice to the 
appealing party that the papers are ready for transmission. 
The expense of such copies and transmission, and the 
entry fee in the supreme judicial court, shall be taxed in 
the bill of costs of the prevailing party, if he has paid it. 
The provisions of section twenty-six of chapter two hun- Certain pro- 
dred and three of the Revised Laws, as amended by to^'apply! ^*^ 
chapter four hundred and thirteen of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and four, shall apply to such appealed 
cases. If the appellant fails duly to perfect the appeal 
or to enter the same in the supreme judicial court, the 
appellate division may upon application of an adverse 
party, and after notice to all persons interested, order that 
the appeal be vacated and the decision appealed from 
affirmed. 
Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage, 
(The foregoing was laid before the governor on the third 
day of Februanj, 1914, (^nd after five days it had "the 
force of a law ", as prescribed by the constitution, as it 
was not returned by him with his objections thereto ivithin 
that time.) 



Chap. 36 



An Act relative to the school committee of the 
town of saugus. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The school committee of the town of Election, terms, 
Saugus shall, after the annual meeting for the election of bers' of school 



32 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 37, 38. 

s^^!^"""^ town officers to be held in March, nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, consist of five members. The present members 
of the committee shall continue in office until the expira- 
tion of the terms to which they were respectively elected; 
and at said meeting of the town there shall also be elected 
four members, two to serve for one year, one to serve 
for two years and one to serve for three years; and there- 
after, there shall be elected annually two members to 
serve for three years, except that at the annual meeting 
for the year nineteen hundred and seventeen, and at each 
meeting held every third year thereafter, only one member 
shall be elected to serve for said term of three years. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 14, 1914. 

Chap. 37 An Act to authorize the city of taunton to pay a 

SUM OP MONEY TO JAMES FRANK McMANUS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

ton^maypaya Section 1. The city of Tauutou, acting by its mayor 

to janieTrrank ^^^^ muuicipal council, is hereby authorized to pay to 

McManus. Jamcs Frank McManus of that city a sum of money not 

exceeding one thousand dollars, on account of injuries 

received by him while in the performance of his duty as a 

member of the police department of the city. 

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

Approved February 16, 1914- 

Chap. 38 An Act relative to the cost of maintaining and 

repairing the sewers in the city of TAUNTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

a?^'ndtV^ Section 1. Section six of chapter three hundred and 

eighty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
four is hereby amended by striking out the words "two 
thirds of the", in the third line, and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — the total, — so as to read as f ol- 
toKawTrom lows: — Sedion 6. One third of the cost of the sewers 
annual charges. Qf qq\^ systcm of sewcrs, cxcludiug sewers built prior to 
the adoption of said system, and the total cost, after the 
passage of this act, of maintaining and repairing the 
sewers of said system of sewers, shall be paid, so far as 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 39. 33 

may be, from annual charges for the use of said sewers, 
to be estabhshed and collected as hereinafter provided. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 16, 1914- 

An Act to incorporate the haverhill board of /^/,^^ on 

TRADE, INCORPORATED. ^ * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Charles H. Croy, Edmund C. Wentworth, uaverhiii 
Albert H. Amazeen, George A. Childs, Albert M. Child, ETcorl.^rated!^''' 
Charles S. Cohen, Patrick R. Duffy, Charles II. Grover, 
Alwyn W. Greeley, Samuel A. Jordan, Fred G. R. Gordon, 
Joseph L. Lennox, Lewis R. Ilovey, Otis J. Carlton, 
George Mitchell, John J. Ryan, Fred R. Smith, William 
W. Emerson, Frank II. Russ, Albert L. Wales, Charles 
E. Dole, Robert A. Jordan, William G. Shortess, Edwin 
H. Moulton, Lamont II. Chick, John T. Desmond and 
Daniel N. Casey, their associates and successors, are 
hereby made a corporation by the name of Haverhill 
Board of Trade, Incorporated. 

Section 2. The purposes of the corporation shall be Purposes. 
to promote the commerce, trade, industry and public 
interests of the city of Haverhill and New England; to 
promote and regulate a commercial exchange in the city 
of Haverhill; to acquire and disseminate business informa- 
tion; to establish and maintain uniformity in commercial 
usages; and to promote just and equitable principles of 
trade. 

Section 3. The corporation shall have all the powers Powers and 
and privileges and be subject to all the duties, restrictions ''"*"^^' ^^''' 
and liabilities set forth in all general laws now or here- 
after in force applicable to such corporations and not in- 
consistent with this act. 

Section 4. The corporation shall have power to By-iaws, etc. 
establish by-laws suitable to carry out the powers hereby 
granted, including provisions as to the admission, suspen- 
sion and expulsion of members, and a delegation of power 
to officers, committees and directors. 

Section 5. The management and control of the officers. 
property and affairs of said corporation, subject to its 
by-laws, shall be vested in a board of twenty-two directors, 
who shall be elected as may be provided in the by-laws 



34 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 40, 41. 



May hold real 
and personal 
estate, etc. 



to be adopted by the corporation, and there shall be 
such other officers with such duties as the by-laws may 
prescribe. 

Section 6. The corporation is hereby authorized to 
hold real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding 
fifty thousand dollars, with authority to sell, purchase, 
mortgage, lease or rent the same or any part thereof. 

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

Approved February 16, 1914- 



1868, 15, § 2, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 40 An Act to authorize the ladies' city mission society 

IN new BEDFORD TO HOLD ADDITIONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter fifteen of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, as 
amended by chapter two hundred and sixty-one of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and three, is hereby 
further amended by striking out the word "fifty", in the 
third line, and inserting in place thereof the words : — 
one hundred and twenty-five, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 2. Said corporation may take and hold 
real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding one 
hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 16, 1914. 



May hold real 
and personal 
estate. 



Chap. 41 An Act to authorize the conveyance to the first 

BAPTIST church OF DANVERS OF PROPERTY STANDING 
IN THE NAME OF THE FIRST BAPTIST SOCIETY IN DANVERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Certain church Section 1. Thc mcmbcrs of the First Baptist Society 

ho conveyed to in Dauvcrs, which was incorporated by chapter sixty-nine 

tist'church of of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighteen, 

Danvcrs. being, uuder the provisions of chapter one hundred and 

sixteen of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 

twenty-five, the owners of pews in the church edifice 

of said society, and it having been for many years past 

impossible to ascertain the ownership of said pews, and 

The First Baptist Church of Dan vers, a religious corpora? 

tion duly established by law, having occupied and used 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 42. 35 

said church edifice, Augustus H. Porter and Walter S. 
Gould of Danvers are hereby authorized, in the name and 
in behalf of said society, to convey to the said The First 
Baptist Church all of the property, both real and per- 
sonal, belonging to said society or standing in its name, 
in consideration that The First Baptist Church shall 
assume and pay all outstanding debts or claims against 
said First Baptist Society, exclusive of any claims arising 
from ownership of pews or of any interest in pews. The 
conveyance so made by said Porter and Gould shall vest 
in The First Baptist Church of Danvers and its assigns 
full title to all the property, both real and personal, be- 
longing to or standing in the name of said First Baptist 
Society. If for any reason said conveyance cannot be 
made by said Porter and Gould, upon petition by The 
First Baptist Church the judge of probate for the county 
of Essex may authorize any person or persons whom he 
may deem to be suitable, to make said conveyance to 
The First Baptist Church. 

Section 2. Upon the making of the conveyance au- First Baptist 
thorized by section one, said First Baptist Society shall be foived%1.c. 
dissolved and shall cease to exist. 

Section 3. The acts of the persons who have hereto- Acts confirmed. 
fore assumed to act as said First Baptist Society, or in 
its behalf, are hereby confirmed to the same extent as 
such acts would be lawful if performed by said society, or 
duly authorized by it. 

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

A J) proved February IG, 1914- 

An Act kel^vtive to the powers of the trustees of (Jfidj) 42 
ST. mark's school. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter one hundred and 1865. 10M2 
six of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixty- 
five is hereby amended by striking out the words "a 
majority", in the fifth line, and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — five members, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 2. Said board of trustees shall consist of not less Trustees, num- 
than seven nor more than thirteen members, and shall gfj; p°^<'''^' 
have power to fill vacancies in their own number: jjro- proviso. 
vided, that no corporate business shall be transacted at 



36 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 43, 44. 



any meeting of said board unless five members ,of the 
trustees are present. 

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

Ayyroved February 16, 1914' 



Chap. 43 An Act rel.\tive to the cultivating of clams and 

QUAHAUGS IN THE TOWN OF BARNSTABLE. 



1911, 499, § 1 
amended. 



Licenses may 
be granted for 
planting, etc., 
of clams, etc., 
in town of 
Barnstable. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter four hundred and 
ninety-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eleven is hereby amended by striking out the word "five"," 
in the third line, and inserting in place thereof the word: 
— fifteen, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The 
selectmen of the town of Barnstable may, by a writing 
under their hands, grant a license for such a term of 
years, not exceeding fifteen, as they, in their discretion, 
may deem for the public good, to any citizen of the said 
town, to plant, cultivate and dig clams and quahaugs 
upon and in any flats and creeks in the town; not, how- 
ever, impairing the private rights of any person. The 
territory covered by any such license shall not be less 
than two nor more than five acres for each clam or qua- 
haug grant. The license may be assigned by the licensee 
to any person who is a citizen of the town, but only with 
the written consent of the selectmen. 

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

Approved February 16, 1914- 



Chap. 44 An Act to authorize the city of taunton to pay a 

SUM OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF JOHN McNAMARA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Taunton, acting through the 
mayor and municipal council, is hereby authorized to pay 
to Ann McNamara, widow of John McNamara who died 
as a result of injuries received while employed in the 
street department of said city, a sum of money not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 16, 1914' 



City of Taun- 
ton may pay a 
Bum of 

money to Ann 
McNamara. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 45. 37 



An Act relative to advances from the treasury of Qlidj) 45 

THE COMMONWEALTH TO CERTAIN DISBURSING OFFICERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty-five of chapter six of the r. l. e, §35, 
Revised Laws, as amended by chapter three hundred and ^^''■'^'^^'"^^• 
sixty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
five, and by chapter seventy-one of the acts^ of the year 
nineteen hundred and twelve, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the word "seven", in the sixth hne, and 
inserting in place thereof the word : — twelve, — and by 
striking out the word "five", in the eighth line, and in- 
serting in place thereof the word : — ten, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 35. Officers who are authorized to Advances from 
expend money in behalf of the commonwealth may have commonweauh 
money advanced to them from the treasury, not exceeding bursTug'offictrs. 
at any one time the following amounts: the disbursing 
officer of the state board of charity, upon giving a bond in 
the sum of twelve thousand dollars, with sufficient sure- 
ties, payable to and approved by the treasurer and 
receiver general, ten thousand dollars; the disbursing 
officer of the state board of insanity, upon giving a bond 
in the sum of two thousand dollars, with sufficient 
sureties, payable to and approved by the treasurer and 
receiver general, fifteen hundred dollars; the treasurer or 
disbursing officer of each of the state insane hospitals or 
asylums, of the INIassachusetts hospital for dipsomaniacs 
and inebriates, of the Massachusetts hospital for epileptics, 
of the Massachusetts state sanatorium and of the Massa- 
chusetts School for the Feeble-Minded, not more than 
two thousand dollars for an institution having not more 
than five hundred inmates, and not more than five thou- 
sand dollars for an institution having more than five 
hundred inmates; the board of prison commissioners, for 
aiding prisoners who have been discharged from the 
Massachusetts reformatory, five hundred dollars; the 
sergeant-at-arms, for necessary and legitimate expendi- 
tures made by him for committees of the general court 
while travelling under an order thereof, two thousand 
dollars, and for the incidental expenditures made by him 
in the care of the state house and grounds, five hundred 
dollars; the bonded paymasters of the militia, eighty 
per cent of the pay and mileage due or to become due 



38 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 46, 47. 

to the officers and men of the militia for duty performed 
at camp or annual drill, under such rules and regulations 
as the treasurer and receiver general may prescribe; the 
attorney-general, five hundred dollars; other public officers, 
except as otherwise provided, not more than one hundred 
and fifty dollars at any one time. 

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

{The foregoing was laid before the governor on the tenth 
day of February, 1914, ci'^^d after five days it had "the 
force of a law", as prescribed by the constitution, as it 
was not returned by him with his objections thereto within 
that time.) 

Chap. 46 An Act to authorize the town of falmouth to 

APPROPRIATE MONEY FOR IMPROVING A CERTAIN TOWN 
LANDING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

IxovxhlZf' Section 1. The town of Falmouth is hereby au- 

mo''ney'for''a thoHzcd to raisc by taxation and appropriate a sum not 

town "landing, excccding fifteen hundred dollars for building supporting 

walls for the town landing near North street, Woods Hole, 

doing other necessary work and making contracts or 

agreements for the benefit of the town in connection 

therewith. 

uTcertarn prit Section 2. Thls act shall be subject to the provisions 

visions of law. q{ chaptcr uiucty-six of the Revised Laws and acts in 

amendment thereof. 

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

Approved February 16, 1914" 

Chap. 47 An Act to authorize the city of Worcester to in- 
cur indebtedness for the PURPOSE OF INCREASING 
ITS WATER SUPPLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Watefwn, Section 1. For the purpose of increasing its water 

supply, the city of Worcester is hereby authorized to bor- 
row, from time to time, such sums of money as it may 
deem necessary, to an amount not exceeding five hun- 
dred thousand dollars, and to issue therefor notes or 
bonds. Such notes or bonds shall be denominated on the 
face thereof, Worcester Water Loan, Act of 1914; shall 
be payable by such annual payments, beginning not more 
than one year after the respective dates thereof, as will 



Act of 1914. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 48. 39 

extinguish each loan within twenty years from its date; 
and the amount of such annual payment of any loan in 
any year shall not be less than the amount of the prin- 
cipal of said loan payable in any subsequent year. Each 
authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a sep- 
arate loan. Said bonds or notes shall bear interest at a 
rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually, and shall be signed by the treasurer 
of the city and countersigned by the mayor. The city may 
sell the said securities at public or private sale, upon such 
terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but they 
shall not be sold for less than their par value. The pro- 
ceeds of any such sale shall be used only for the purposes 
herein specified. 

Section 2. The said city shall, at the time of author- Payment of 
izing the said loan or loans, provide for the payment 
thereof in accordance with section one of this act; and 
when a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which, 
with the income derived from water rates, will be suffi- 
cient to pay the annual expense of operating its water 
works and the interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes 
issued as aforesaid by the city, and to make such pay- 
ments on the principal as may be required under the pro- 
visions of this act, shall, without further vote, be assessed 
by the assessors of the city annually thereafter, in the 
same manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the 
debt incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

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

Approved February 16, 1014- 

An Act making an appropriation for the develop- (jjidp^ 48 

MENT OF THE PORT OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of twenty-five thousand dollars Appropria- 
is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of Ju^ent'of BoJton 
the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to be ex- harbor. 
pended by the directors of the port of Boston for the im- 
provement of Boston harbor as provided by chapter six 
hundred and thirty-five of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and thirteen, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

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

Ai^iiroved February 16, 1914- 



40 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 49, 50. 



Approprjsi- 
tions. 



Chap. 49 An Act making appropriations for the salary and 

EXPENSES OF THE SUPERVISOR OF LOAN AGENCIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and expenses 
in the office of the supervisor of loan agencies, during the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 

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

For clerical assistance, rent and other necessary expenses 
of the supervisor, a sum not exceeding seventy-two hun- 
dred and fifty dollars. 

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

Apiyroved February 16, 1914. 



Supervisor of 
loan agencies. 

Clerical assist- 
ance, etc. 



Chap. 50 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

expenses of the land court. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

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

For the salary of the recorder of the court, forty-five 
hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance in the office of said court, a sum 
not exceeding thirteen thousand eight hundred and 
twenty-four dollars. 

For sheriffs' fees, advertising, surveying, examination 
of titles and sundry incidental expenses of said court, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 16, 1914' 



Appropria- 
tions, land 
court. 



Judge. 



Recorder. 



Clerical assist- 
ance. 



Sheriffs' fees, 
etc. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 51, 52. 41 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (7/^^^ 5j 

PENSES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF 
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

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 common- glonerrf"'""^' 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and weights and 

. '. p • 1 1 measures. 

expenses of the commissioner of weights and measures, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of Novem- 
ber, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the commissioner, two thousand dol- ni^sg^oner.""™' 
lars. 

For the salaries of inspectors, eighty-nine hundred six- inspectors. 
teen dollars and sixty-six cents. 

For clerical services, travel and contingent office ex- Clerical 

, T . ,1 1 1 11 services, etc. 

penses, a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars. 

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

Apiyroved Fehniary 16, 1914. 

An Act making appropriations for the compensation nh^,^ 50 

AND expenses OF THE CIVIL SERVICE 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 common- swice'^com- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the civil service ^"8^'°°- 
commission, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to 
wit: — 

For the salaries of the commissioners, sixty-five hundred ^°™™'^" 

dollars. salaries'. 

For the salary of the chief examiner, three thousand *^'"^^. , 

*■' ' examiner. 

dollars. 

For the salary of the deputy examiner, a sum not ex- Deputy 
ceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. examiner. 

For the salary of the secretary, three thousand dollars. Secretary. 

For the salary of the physical inspector, a sum not ex- physical 
ceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. inspector. 

For the salary of the pay roll inspector, twelve hundred ppetJr°." '"' 
dollars. 

For the salary of the registrar of labor, two thousand j^blr''.*'"^'' °^ 
dollars. 



42 

Expenses. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 53, 54. 

For clerical assistance and for office, printing, travelling 
and incidental expenses, advertising and stationery, in- 
cluding printing and binding the annual report, a sum not 
exceeding thirtj^-six thousand eight hundred dollars. 

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

Approved February 16, 1914- 



Reimburse- 
ment of cities 
and towns for 
loss of taxes on 
certain land. 



Chap. 53 An Act making an appropriation for the reimburse- 
ment OF cities and towns for loss of taxes on 

LAND USED FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

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

Approved February 16, 1914- 



Chap. 54 An Act relative to the return of executions. 
Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 



R. L. 177, § 18 
amended, 



Time of issue 
etc., of execu- 
tions. 



Section 1. Section eighteen of chapter one hundred 
and seventy-seven of the Revised Laws is hereby amended 
by adding at the end thereof the words : — Alias or suc- 
cessive executions shall be of full force and effect for 
five years from the date thereof unless satisfied in whole 
or discharged by law, and within ten daj^s after satisfac- 
tion or discharge as aforesaid they shall be returned to 
the court issuing them, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 18. An original execution shall not be issued 
after the expiration of one year after the party is first 
entitled to take out the same; and an alias or other suc- 
cessive execution shall not be issued after the expiration 
of five years from the return day of that which preceded 
it. Alias or successive executions shall be of full force 
and effect for five years from the date thereof unless 
satisfied in whole or discharged by law, and within ten 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 55. 43 

days after satisfaction or discharge as aforesaid they 
shall be returned to the court issuing them. 

Section 2. Section twenty-three of said chapter one r. l. 177, § 23 
hundred and seventy-seven is hereby amended by striking ^'"'^" ^ 
out the word "all", in the first line, and inserting in place 
thereof the word: — original, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 23. Original executions shall be made Return of 
returnable within sixty days after their date. executions. 

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

Approved February IG, 1914. 

An Act relative to the issuing of notes of fire, (JJiq^jj 55 
water, watch, light and improvement districts. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter seven hundred and wis. 727, §2 

PI PI • 1111 '^"'ended. 

twenty-seven 01 the acts 01 the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen is hereby amended by striking out the words 
"board of trustees", in the eleventh line, and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — prudential committee, — by 
striking out the word "trustees", in the twenty-fourth 
line, and inserting in place thereof the words: — prudential 
committee, — by striking out the word "trustees", in 
the twenty-fifth line, and inserting in place thereof the 
words : — ■ members of the prudential committee, — and by 
adding at the end of said section the words: — Neither 
this section nor any part of this act shall be construed as 
affecting the validity of any debt incurred by virtue of 
authority granted therefor prior to the passage of this 
act, or as affecting the right of any district to incur, 
renew, fund, or refund any debt in accordance with the 
provisions of any special act passed prior to the passage 
of this act, — so as to read as f ollow^s : — Section 2. J^suo of notes 

TXTi o 1 T 1 • money 

Whenever a fare, water, watch, light or improvement ijorrowed by 

d.,.,.i ,1 • ... „ fire, water, etc., 

istrict wishes to borrow money in anticipation or revenue districts. 

or for any other purpose, the treasurer thereof shall make 
a note or notes for the amount of the proposed loan and 
shall use one or more, in serial order, of the forms pro- 
vided for in section one of this act, with the blank spaces 
thereon properly filled in, except that the rate of interest 
need not be designated prior to the certification of the 
note as hereinafter provided for. Every such note shall 
be signed by the treasurer, and a majority of the pruden- 
tial committee or commissioners shall countersign and 



44 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 55. 



Notes, certifi- 
cation, etc., to 
be sent to 
director of 
bureau of 
statistics. 



Not to affect 
certain rights, 
etc. 



1913, 727, § 3 
amended. 



Certification 
by director of 
liureau of 
statistics. 



approve the same in the presence of the clerk of the 
district, who shall certify to the fact on the face of the 
note. The treasurer, after making a record of the trans- 
action in accordance with the provisions of section one, 
shall forward every such note to the director of the 
bureau of statistics, together with a copy of said record, 
and a copy of the vote authorizing the loan, certified by 
the clerk of the district, and a certification by said clerk 
that the person whose signature appears upon the note as 
that of the treasurer was the duly authorized treasurer of 
the district at the date when such signature was made, 
and that the persons whose signatures appear upon the 
note as those of a majority of the prudential committee or 
commissioners of the district were the duly qualified 
members of the prudential committee or commissioners 
when such signatures were made; and the treasurer shall 
furnish such other information in connection with the 
financial condition of the district as the director of the 
bureau of statistics may, in his judgment, require to 
enable him properly to certify the note as provided for in 
section three of this act; and he shall at the same time 
forward the fee provided for by section four of this act. 
Neither this section nor any part of this act shall be con- 
strued as affecting the validity of any debt incurred by 
virtue of authority granted therefor prior to the passage of 
this act, or as affecting the right of any district to incur, 
renew, fund, or refund any debt in accordance with the 
provisions of any special act passed prior to the passage 
of this act. 

Section 2. Section three of said chapter seven hun- 
dred and twenty-seven is hereby amended by striking out 
the word "trustees", in the tenth line, and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — prudential committee, — so 
as to read as follows : — Section 3. If, upon examination 
of a note forwarded to him as provided for by section 
two of this act, the director of the bureau of statistics 
finds that the note appears to have been duly issued in 
accordance with a vote of the district which authorized 
the same, or in accordance with an act of the general 
court, he shall so certify, and shall thereupon return the 
note by registered mail to the treasurer of the district or, 
under such regulations as he may prescribe and if so 
authorized by the treasurer with the approval of the 
prudential committee or commissioners of the district. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 56, 57. 45 

he may deliver a certified note to the payee thereof. The Not, to certify 
director shall not certify any note payable on demand. ^^^''^^"^ ^°^^- 
The director is authorized to certify to the issue of a note, Date of 
provided that the other conditions of this act have been 
complied with, on any date not earlier than three days 
prior to the date of issue as it appears on the note. 

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

Approved February 16, 1914- 



An Act kelative to the granting of degrees by (jfmp 5(5 

COLLEGES AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter four hundred and ame'nded.^ ^ 
eighty-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
twelve is hereby amended by striking out the word "Jan- 
uary", in the first line, and inserting in place thereof the 
word: — November, — and by inserting before the word 
"session", in the fifth line, the word: — following, — so as 
to read as follows : — Section 1 . On or before the first day Filing of peti- 
of November, a petition described in section six of chapter to granting of 
three of the Revised Laws shall be deposited in the office coiiegls.'Ttc. 
of the board of education. The board of education shall 
transmit such petition to the general court during the first 
week of the following session, together with its recom- 
mendations relative thereto. 

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

(The foregoing was laid before the governor on the cleverith 
day of February, 101 4, and after five days it had "the force 
of a law", as prescribed by the constitution, as it was not 
returned by him ivith his objections thereto within that time.) 

An Act to authorize the re-employment of thomas fhnj) 57 

GAFFNEY BY THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

f 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The commissioner of public works of the Reinstatc- 
city of Boston, with the approval of the mayor, is hereby xhomM oas- 
authorized to reinstate as an employee of the department ^orte cfepart- 
of public works Thomas Gaffney, who was discharged mentofBos- 
from the said department. 

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

Approved February 21, 1914- 



46 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 58, 59. 



Chap. 58 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum 

OF MONEY TO JAMES LYNCH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston, by vote of the city 
council approved by the mayor, is hereby authorized to 
pay to James Lynch, an employee of the city, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-seven dollars, on account of an injury 
which he sustained in the course of his employment by the 
city. 

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

Approved February 21, 1914' 



City of Boston 
may pay a 
sum of money 
to James 
Lynch. 



Election of 
committee to 
sell certain 
alowife fish- 
eries in Ware- 
ham. 



Chap. 59 An Act relative to the committee elected by the 

TOWN OF WAREHAM TO SELL CERTAIN ALEWIFE FISH- 
ERIES BELONGING TO THE SAID TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The committee chosen by the town of 
Wareham to act jointly with the committee chosen by the 
town of Plymouth in selling at public auction the privilege 
of taking the fish called alewives and shad in the Agawam 
and Half- Way Pond rivers in the county of Plymouth in 
pursuance of the provisions of chapter eighty-nine of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixty shall hereafter 
be elected by the town of Wareham at its regular annual 
March meeting, and the members of the committee shall 
be nominated and elected in the same manner in which 
the other town officers are nominated and elected. There 
shall be no election of the said committee in the month of 
November in the current year, as is provided by said 
chapter eighty-nine, but the members of the committee 
now in office shall continue to hold office until their suc- 
cessors are elected in accordance with the provisions of 
this act in March, nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters 
of the town of Wareham at the annual town meeting in 
March in the current year, and shall thereupon take effect 
if accepted by a majority of the voters voting thereon, 
but the first election hereunder of the said committee shall 
not take place until the annual town meeting in March, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Approved February 21, 1914. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 60, 61, 62. 47 



An Act making an appropriation for the payment of (JJidr^ gO 

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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one million five liun- Payment cf 
dred and fifty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to dirccrddft of 
be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth, for the weaUhTetc."' 
payment of interest on the direct debt, as provided by 
chapter two, section one, article eleven, of the constitu- 
tion of Massachusetts, also for the payment of interest on 
temporary loans, the same being the estimate of the treas- 
urer and receiver general. 

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

^ipproved February 21, 1914. 

An Act making an appropriation for the payment of (Jjidjf gj 

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 clfuCroTdeath 
commonwealth, as authorized by section seventy-seven of ^g^''''''''* ^'^^' 
chapter thirty-two of the Revised Laws, for the payment 
of such claims as may arise in consequence of death of 
firemen belonging to the regular organized fire depart- 
ment of a city or town, or of members in active service of 
any incorporated protective department, or of any person 
doing duty at the request of or by order of the authorities 
of a town which has no organized fire department, who 
are killed or who die from injuries received while in the 
discharge of their duties at fires, during the fiscal year end- 
ing on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and fourteen. 

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

Ajjproved February 21, 1914- 

An Act making appropriations for the board of (Jjidj) Q2 

REGISTRATION IN MEDICINE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- registration in 

medicine. 



48 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 63, 64. 



Salaries of 
members. 



Travelling ex- 
penses, etc. 



Clerk. 



Contingent 
expenses, etc. 



wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and ex- 
penses of the board of registration in medicine, for the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 

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

For travelling and other expenses of the board, a sum 
not exceeding four hundred and fifty dollars. 

For the clerk of the board, the sum of eight hundred 
dollars. 

For printing, postage, ofiice supplies and contingent ex- 
penses of the members of the board, to include printing 
the annual report, a sum not exceeding eight hundred dol- 
lars. 

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

A2}2)roved February 21, 1014. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Chap. 63 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

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

For clerical assistance and other necessary office ex- 
penses, a sum not exceeding seven thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For compensation of inspectors of animals, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-five hundred dollars. 

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

Ajyproved February 21, 1914- 



Commissioner 
of animal in- 
dustry. 

Clerical assist- 
ance, etc. 



Inspectors of 
animals. 



Chap. 64 An Act relative to the term of office of the city 

TREASURER AND COLLECTOR OF TAXES OF THE CITY OF 
WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

and'coUect'oT SECTION 1. The city council of the city of Worcester 
yNoT^^t r° shall, in the month of January next following the passage 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 65, 66. 49 

of this act, and in every third year thereafter, by con- election, term, 
current vote, the board of aldermen acting first, elect by ^ 
ballot a city treasurer and collector of taxes, to hold office 
for three years from the date of his election, and until the 
election and qualification of his successor, unless sooner 
removed in accordance with law. 

Section 2. When a vacancy occurs in the said office vacancy, 
it shall forthwith be filled by election in the manner above 
provided, and the person so elected shall hold office until 
the end of the unexpired term of his predecessor. 

Section 3. This act shall take efl"ect when accepted Jg^°^ ^^'""^ 
by the city council of the city of Worcester. 

Approved February 21, 1914- 



An Act to authorize the town of sherborn to re- pjidj) (35 

IMBURSE GEORGE P. CARTER FOR LOSS SUSTAINED BY 
THE NON-SALE OF MILK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Sherborn is hereby authorized Reimburse- 

nil 1 • Hient oJ 

to pay to George P. Carter of Sherborn such sum as it George p. 

C iirt(*r for loss 

may vote so to pay as reimbursement to him for loss sus- sustained \>y 
tained by reason of his refraining, pursuant to the order miiir*'° 
of the board of health of said town, from selling his milk 
during a part of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, 
while diphtheria prevailed in his household. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 21, 1914- 

An Act to authorize the town of sherborn to reim- nhnj, gg 

BURSE IRVING C. HILDRETH FOR LOSS SUSTAINED BY 
THE NON-SALE OF MILK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Sherborn is hereby authorized Reimburse- 

T • /^ TT'i 1 1 p Oil 1 1 • ment of Irving 

to pay to irvmg C rlildreth 01 Sherborn such sum as it c. inidreth for 
may vote so to pay as reimbursement to him for loss sus- bTnon-saieof 
tained by reason of his refraining, pursuant to the order *"' 
of the board of health of said town, from selling his milk 
during a part of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, 
while diphtheria prevailed in his household. 

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

Approved February 21, 1914- 



50 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 67, 68. 



Chap. 67 An Act kelative to the manufacture and sale op 

ICE CREAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter seven hundred and 
forty-three of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen is hereby amended by striking out the word 
"and", in the first line, and inserting in place thereof the 
word : — or, — so as to read as follows : — Section 1 . Sub- 
stances manufactured or sold under the general name of 
"ice cream" shall contain not less than seven per cent of 
milk fat, and if flavored with fruit shall be flavored only 
with sound, clean, matured fruit, and if containing nuts 
shall contain only sound, matured, non-rancid nuts. 

Section 2. Said chapter seven hundred and forty- 
three is hereby further amended by striking out section 
two and inserting in place thereof the following new 
section : — Section 2. Whoever, by himself or by his ser- 
vant or agent, or as the servant or agent of another per- 
son, manufactures, exposes for sale, or has in his custody 
or possession with intent to sell, or sells, under the general 
name of "ice cream", substances in violation of section 
one of this act shall be punished by a fine not exceeding 
one hundred dollars. Approved February 21, 1914- 



1913, 743, § 1 
amended. 



Manufacture 
and salo of ice 
cream regu- 
lated. 



1913, 743, § 2 
amended. 



Penalty. 



Chap. 68 An Act making appropriations for the Massachusetts 

AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, for the fiscal year ending on the thir- 
tieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to 
wit : — 

For the general administration of the college, thirty 
thousand dollars. 

For teaching equipment and for the general maintenance 
of the college, including heat, light, water and labor, 
eighty-five thousand dollars. 

For sundry improvements at the college, the sum of 
eight thousand dollars. 



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



General admin- 
istration. 

Teaching 
equipment, 
maintenance, 
etc. 

Improvements. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 69, 70. 51 

For agricultural investigations and experiments, includ- ^nd^^x^^'r-'"^ 
ing the maintenance of the Massachusetts agricultural ments, etc. 
experiment station, the sum of twenty thousand dollars. 

For providing for theoretical and practical instruction, instruction. 
required by the charter of the college and by the laws of 
the United States relating thereto, eighty-five thousand 
dollars. 

For short courses and extension work in agriculture, short courses, 
fifty thousand dollars. 

For expenses of the graduate school, the sum of two Graduate 
thousand dollars. 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the trus- Travelling ex- 
tees, a sum not exceeding eight hundred dollars. 

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

For the inspection of commercial feed stuffs, six thou- inspection of 

1 111 feed stuffs. 

sand dollars. 

To meet the costs of prosecutions in regulating the use Costs of 
of utensils for testing the composition or value of milk and cutions.^"^"^^ 
cream, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

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

Aiyproved February 21, 1014- 

An Act making an appropriation for the suppression Qfidjj 59 

OF THE GYPSY AND BROWN TAIL MOTHS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of one hundred and twenty-five suppression 
thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of bro^wnTait^*^ 
the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary '^°*'^^- 
revenue, for the suppression of the gypsy and brown tail 
moths and for expenses incidental thereto, as authorized 
by chapter four hundred and fifty-two of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and nine, the same to be in addi- 
tion to the amounts heretofore appropriated for this pur- 
pose. 

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

Approved February 21, 191 4- 

An Act making appropriations for the payment of (jjiQ^nj 7q 
annuities and pensions to soldiers and others. 

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 common- *'°°^" 



52 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 71. 



Annuities. 
Pensions. 



wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the payment of 
annuities and pensions due from the commonwealth to 
soldiers and others, during the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and four- 
teen, to wit : — 

For annuities, the sum of eighty-six hundred and twelve 
dollars. 

For pensions, the sum of two hundred and eighty dol- 
lars. 

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

Ayproved February 21, 1914- 



Chap. 71 An Act making appropriations for purchasing paper, 

PRINTING AND BINDING PUBLIC DOCUMENTS, PRINTING 
AND DISTRIBUTING BALLOTS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

For printing and binding public documents, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. 

For printing the pamphlet edition of the acts and re- 
solves of the present year, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
five hundred dollars. 

For printing and binding the blue book edition of the 
acts and resolves of the present year, twelve thousand dol- 
lars. 

For printing a cumulative index of the acts and resolves, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

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

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

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

For registration books and blanks, indexing returns and 
editing the registration report, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Public docu- 
ments. 

Pamphlet 
edition of acts, 
etc. 



Blue book. 



Cumulative 
index. 



Publication of 
laws, etc. 



Reports of 
decisions, etc. 

Purchase of 
paper. 



Registration 
books, etc. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 72. 53 

For printing and distributing ballots, a sum not exceed- s^""*^- 
ing ten thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with primary elections, a ^^^^^"^ ^^'"'' 
sum not exceeding forty thousand dollars. 

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

. . ,, 1 J • i 1 J.' J town oincers. 

and mstructions on all matters relatmg to elections, and 
the expense of advertising the state ticket, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars. 

For suitable blank books for registration of voters, a Books for 

1 . ft 1 1 1111 resistration of 

sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. voters. 

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

Api^i'^vcd February 21, 1914. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- Ql^p^ 72 

PENSES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE 
COMMONWEALTH. 

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 common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the department of 
the secretary of the commonwealth, for the fiscal year end- 
ing on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and fourteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the secretary, five thousand dollars. Secretary of the 

1 1 DXTi TT-r» 1 e commonwealth. 

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

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

For the salary of the chief of the archives division, two chief of 

,1 1 1 11 archives. 

thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the commission clerk, fifteen hundred ^""k"''^""'"" 
dollars. 

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

For messengers and additional clerical assistance, a sum clerical assist- 
not exceeding thirty-nine thousand five hundred antl ^"'^^'' 
seventy dollars. 

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

For the arrangement and preservation of state records preservation of 
and papers, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. ^^^°'^ ^' *^ "' 

For postage and expressage on documents, and for postage on 
printing and mailing copies of bills and resolves to certain dtwuments, 



54 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 73. 



Ballot boxes. 



Counting 
apparatus. 



Regimental 
histories. 



Preservation 
of certain town 
records. 



state, city and town officials, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
five hundred dollars. 

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

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

For the purchase of histories of regiments, batteries and 
other military organizations of the Massachusetts volun- 
teers who served in the civil war, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars. 

For the preservation of town records of births, mar- 
riages and deaths previous to the year eighteen hundred 
and fifty, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 21, 1914- 



Appropria- 
tions, gas and 
electric light 
commissioners 



Chap. 73 An Act making ArPROPRiATioNS for the salaries and 

EXPENSES OF THE BOARD OF GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT 
COMMISSIONERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the Gas and Electric Light 
Commissioners' Fund, except as is otherwise provided 
herein, for the salaries and expenses of the gas and electric 
light commissioners, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, 
to wit : — 

For the salaries of the commissioners, fourteen thousand 
dollars. 

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

For statistics, books, stationery, and for other necessary 
expenses, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars. 

For rent of offices, a sum not exceeding forty-seven hun- 
dred dollars. 

For the inspection of electric meters, a sum not exceed- 
ing one thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the present gas inspector, twenty- 
eight hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the present first assistant inspector, 
eighteen hundred dollars. 



Salaries of 
commis- 
sioners. 

Clerical assist- 
ance. 

Books, station- 
ery, etc. 

Rent of offices. 



Inspection of 

meters. 

Gas inspector. 
First assistant 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 74, 75. 55 

For the salary of the present second assistant inspector, second assist- 
eighteen hundred dollars. 

For compensation of deputies, travelling expenses, ap- Deputies. 
paratus, office rent and other incidental expenses, a sum pcn'^g.'^tc^"' 
not exceeding ninety-five hundred dollars. 

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

For expenses in connection with the abatement of the Abatement of 
smoke nuisance, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dol- nuiaance. 
lars, the same to be assessed upon the cities and towns of 
the district named in section one of chapter six hundred 
and fifty-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
ten. 

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

Approved February 21, 191 4. 



An Act making appropriations for the expenses of (JJ^^^^ 74. 
the massachusetts nautical school. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Apiimpna- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- churetts^'nau'ti- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the expenses of the ''^^ "''^''"'• 
Massachusetts nautical school, for the fiscal year ending 
on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, to wit: — 

For the current expenses of the school, a sum not ex- Cun-ent ex- 
ceeding sixty-two thousand dollars. penses. 

For expenses of the commissioners, the salary of the Additional ex- 
secretary, clerical services, printing, stationery, contingent ^°^^' 
expenses, and for printing and binding the annual report, 
a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 21, 191 4. 

An Act making appropriations for the expenses of nhnj) 75 

THE 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 common- puhucffbrary 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the free public gfoners? 
library commissioners, for the fiscal year ending on the 



56 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 76, 77. 



Agent. 



Educational 
work among 
aliena. 



Establishment, 
etc., of free 
public 
libraries. 

Clerical assist- 
ance, etc. 

Annual report. 



1913, 214, § 1 
amcndod. 



thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and four- 
teen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the agent of said commissioners, the 
sum of sixteen hundred dollars. 

For the salaries and expenses of an agent to direct edu- 
cational work among aliens, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars. 

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

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

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

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

A'p'proved February 21, 1914- 

Chap. 76 An Act to prohibit the throwing of glass on or 

NEAR bathing BEACHES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and 
fourteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen is hereby amended by striking out the word "wil- 
fully", in the first line, and by inserting after the word 
"highway", in the second line, the words: ^ — or on a 
bathing beach or near the same, or on a street or highway, 
sidewalk or reservation in the immediate neighborhood of 
a bathing beach, — so as to read as follows : — Section 1 . 
Whoever throws or drops glass in a public street or high- 
way, or on a bathing beach or near the same, or on a 
street or highway, sidewalk or reservation in the imme- 
diate neighborhood of a bathing beach, may be punished 
by a fine of not more than fifty dollars, or by imprison- 
ment for not more than thirty days. 

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

A'p'proved Februar'y 24, 1914. 

Chap. 77 An Act to authorize the town of falmouth to 

APPROPRIATE MONEY FOR BUILDING A WHARF AT ME- 
GANSETT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Falmouth is hereby author- 
ized to raise by taxation and appropriate a sum not ex- 



Penalty for 
throwing, etc., 
of glass in 
public streets, 
etc. 



Town of Fal- 
mouth may 
appropriate 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 78, 79, 80. 57 

ceeding two thousand dollars for the purpose of building ^oney for 
a wharf at the end of the county road at Megansett, so- wharf"^* 
called, in the town. 

Section 2. This act shall be subject to the provisions Act to be sub- 
of chapter ninety-six of the Revised Laws and the amend- ijofete.^' ^" 
ments thereof. 

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

Ajjproved February 24, 1914. 

An Act to authorize the metropolitan water and (jjidp yg 

SEWERAGE BOARD TO PERMIT RESIDENTS OF THE TOWN 
OF FRAMINGIIAM TO USE FARM POND FOR BATHING 
PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The metropolitan water and sewerage Use of certain 
board is hereby authorized to permit the inhabitants and pond°for bath- 
residents of the town of Framingham, at such times as auulomri!^ 
the board may determine and under such rules and regu- 
lations as the board may prescribe, to use for the purposes 
of bathing and swimming such part of Farm pond in said 
town as is situated southerly and southwesterly of the 
conduit of the metropolitan system of water supply in 
said pond. 

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

Ajyproved February 24, 1014- 

An Act to provide for a close season on quail in Chap. 79 

the county of ESSEX FOR FIVE YEARS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

It shall be unlawful to hunt, pursue, take or kill quail ^,l°f°,^^ff?°° 
in the county of Essex until the beginning of the open f^^^^'i^,ig'j'^"Ji*^ 
season for quail throughout the commonwealth in the year 
nineteen hundred and nineteen. 

Approved February 24, 1914. 

An Act to authorize the city of marlborougii to (^/^^^ §q 
refund or extend a part of its indebtedness. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Marlborough, by vote of acityofMari- 
majority of the members of the city council taken by yeas reTunl ceTtam 
and nays, is hereby authorized to refund or extend from indebtedness. 
time to time an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dol- 



58 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 81, 82. 



lars of the tax loans issued prior to the first day of Jan- 
uary, nineteen hundred and fourteen, and now outstand- 
ing, for a period not exceeding two years from the date of 
the passage of this act, and no appropriation shall be 
made chargeable to revenue from the levies of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen and the years prior thereto, 
so long as there are outstanding revenue loans. Securi- 
ties issued under authority of this act shall be deemed to 
be outside the statutory limit of indebtedness of the city. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajyproved February 24, 1914- 



Locations for 

electric lines 
granted by the 
town of Hurl- 
son confirmed. 



Chap. 81 An Act to confirm the locations granted by the 

TOWN OF HUDSON FOR ELECTRIC LINES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All lines for the transmission of electricity 
for lighting, heat or power heretofore acquired or con- 
structed by the town of Hudson upon, along, over and 
under the public ways and places of said town, and the 
poles, piers, abutments, conduits and other fixtures neces- 
sary to sustain or protect the wires of said lines and now 
in actual use, are hereby made lawful notwithstanding the 
lack of any valid locations therefor or any informality in 
the proceedings relative to their location and erection. 

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

Aijproved February 24, 1914. 

Chap. 82 An Act to authorize the boston chamber of com- 
merce TO CREATE A TRUST FUND FOR ITS GENERAL 
BENEFIT AND TO HOLD ITS CERTIFICATES IN SUCH TRUST 
FUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and fifty-one of the 

acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine is hereby 

amended by inserting after section twenty the following 

Trustees of scctiou, to bc numbered section twenty-one : — Section 21 . 

ekction^te'rma, The board of dircctors of the new corporation shall have 

***'■ the power and is hereby authorized to establish from the 

available funds or property of the corporation a trust fund 

for the general benefit of the new corporation. This fund 

shall be administered by a board of three trustees elected 

by the board of directors as hereinafter provided. Upon 

the establishment of the said trust fund the directors shall 



1909, 251, 
amended by 
adding new 
section. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 82. 59 

elect one trustee for the term of one year, one trustee for 
the term of two years, and one trustee for the term of 
three years, to hokl office until their successors are 
elected and qualified. Each year thereafter the directors 
shall elect one trustee for the term of three years, to hold 
office until his successor is elected and qualified. If any Vacancy. 
vacancy occurs in said board of trustees by resignation or 
otherwise, the board of directors at any regular or special 
meeting may elect trustees to fill unexpired terms, but 
in the meantime the remaining trustee or trustees, if any, 
shall exercise all the powers of the board of trustees. 
The money or property appropriated for this fund shall 
be used to purchase the outstanding certificates of the 
new corporation, or, under the direction of the board of 
directors, may be invested in other ways. The trustees of ^.X^ete"? 
the trust fund so created are empowered to receive gifts 
and bequests and to add the same to the fund. The in- 
come from the fund shall be paid annually or oftener into 
the general treasury of the chamber, and shall be treated 
in the same way as money coming from the payment of 
membership dues. The trustees of the said fund shall 
have the power to hold an unlimited number of the cer- 
tificates of the corporation, and to vote the same and to 
receive dividends or interest upon the same, any provision 
of this charter or of the general law to the contrary not- 
withstanding. The trustees shall have power under the 
direction of the board of directors to change investments 
and to sell any property held by them in the trust fund, 
and to reinvest the proceeds, and to reissue the certificates 
of membership in the new corporation held by them, and 
to reinvest the proceeds thereof, and any purchaser of 
such certificates shall have the same rights, privileges and 
duties as if the said certificates were issued to him origi- 
nally by the new corporation. In the event of liquidation, 
dissolution or distribution of the property of the new cor- 
poration, the trustees of the trust fund herein created 
shall receive their proportionate share of the sum or sums 
distributed among the certificate-holders, based on the 
number of certificates held by them. In the event of the 
distribution of the said trust fund, all members of the new 
corporation in good standing, whether holders of certi- 
ficates or not, shall share per capita. 

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

Approved February 24, 1914- 



60 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 83, 84. 



1909, 490, 
Part I, 
amended. 



§5. 



Chap. 83 An Act to exempt from taxation certain bonds, 

NOTES and certificates OF INDEBTEDNESS ISSUED BY 
LIGHT, WATCH OR IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The fifteenth clause of section five of Part 
I of chapter four hundred and ninety of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and nine is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word "district", in the fifth fine, the 
words : — fight district, watch district or improvement 
district, — so as to read as follows : — Fifteenth, Bonds or 
certificates of indebtedness of the commonwealth issued 
since the first day of January in the year nineteen hundred 
and six, and bonds, notes and certificates of indebtedness 
of any county, fire district, water supply district, light 
district, watch district or improvement district, city or 
town in the commonwealth which maj^ be issued on or 
after the first day of May in the year nineteen hundred 
and eight, stating on their face that they are exempt from 
taxation in Massachusetts. 

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

Approved February 24, 1914. 



Certain bonds 
exempt from 
taxation. 



Chap. 84 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN the department of the insurance com- 
missioner. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the insurance de- 
partment, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the commissioner, five thousand dol- 
lars. 

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

For the salary of the examiner, three thousand dollars. 

For the salary of an additional examiner, twenty-five 
hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the actuary, twenty-five hundred dol- 
lars. 



Appropria- 
tions, insurance 
department. 



Salary of com- 
missioner. 

Deputy com- 
missioner. 



Examiner. 

Additional 
examiner. 



Actuary. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 85. 61 

For the salary of the assistant actuary, two thousand ^cTul^'^* 
dollars. 

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

For additional clerks and assistants, a sum not exceeding Additional 
fifty-one thousand dollars. *=''^'^' '^*'^- 

For incidental and contingent expenses, including rent Expenses. 
for rooms outside the state house, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand five hundred dollars. 

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

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

Approved February 24, 1914- 



Chap. 85 



An Act making appkopriations for payment of state 

AND military AID AND EXPENSES IN CONNECTION 
THEREWITH. 

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 common- '°'^' 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes speci- 
fied, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 

For repayment to cities and towns of money paid on state and 
account of state and military aid to Massachusetts volun- etc.' ^ ^' ' 
teers and their families, a sum not exceeding seven hun- 
dred and fifteen thousand dollars, the same to be paid on 
or before the fifteenth day of November in the year nine- 
teen hundred and fourteen. 

For the salary of the commissioner of state aid and commissioner 

•^ of state aid 

pensions, twenty-nve hundred dollars. and pensions. 

For the salary of the deputy commissioner, two thou- Deputy com- 

1 1 11 niissioncr. 

sand dollars. 

For the salaries of agents, forty-seven hundred dollars. Agents. 

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

For incidental and contingent expenses, to include Expenses. 
necessary travel, a sum not exceeding two thousand dol- 
lars. 

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

Ayyroved February 24, 1914' 



62 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 86, 87, 8S. 



Sale of certain 
fishing privi- 
leges in tlie 
county of 
Plymouth. 



He peal. 



Chap. 86 An Act relative to the alewife fisheries in the 

AGAWAM AND HALF-WAY POND RIVERS IN THE COUNTY 
OF PLYMOUTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The joint committee elected by the towns 
of Plymouth and Wareham, in accordance with the pro- 
visions of chapter eighty-nine of the acts of the year eight- 
een hundred and sixty, to sell at public auction the privi- 
lege of taking the fish called alewives and shad in the 
Agawam and Half-Way Pond rivers in the county of 
Plymouth may sell the said privilege for such periods not 
exceeding five years as the committee may fix, and in case 
they sell the said privilege in any year for a period greater 
than one year, the succeeding sale shall occur in the same 
year in which the said privilege expires. The said joint 
committee shall have the right to reject any and all bids. 

Section 2, So much of the said chapter eighty-nine as 
is inconsistent herewith is hereby repealed. 

Approved February 24j 1014- 

Chap. 87 An Act to authorize the city of taunton to estab- 
lish and maintain a dental clinic for school 
children of that city. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Taunton is hereby authorized 
to appropriate annually, beginning with the current year, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars to be expended 
by the school committee for the establishment and main- 
tenance of a dental clinic for school children in said city, 
upon such terms and conditions and under such regulations 
as the school committee shall from time to time prescribe. 

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

Approved February 25, 1914- 

Chap. 88 An Act relative to the sessions of the probate 

court for the county of BRISTOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. The probate court for the county of Bristol 
shall be held at Fall River on the first Friday of January, 
April, July and October, on the third Friday of February, 
May and November, and on the second Friday of Sep- 



City of Taun- 
ton may 
appropriate 
money for a 
dental 
clinic for 
school chil- 
dren. 



Sessions of 
proliate court 
for Bristol 
county estab- 
lished. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 89, 90. 63 

tember; at New Bedford, on the first Frida}^ of February, 
May, August and November, and on the third Friday of 
March, June and September; and at Taunton on the first 
Friday of March, June, September and December; on the 
second Friday of January, February, March, April, May, 
June, October, November and December, and on the third 
Friday of January, April, October and December. 

Section 2. So much of section sixty of chapter one Repeal, 
hundred and sixty-two of the Revised Laws as is incon- 
sistent herewith is hereby repealed. 

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

Amiromd February 25, 1914. 

An Act to incorporate the Greenfield society for ^ii q^. 

TUE protection OF ANIMALS. ^* 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. George W. Thacher, Eliza B. Leonard, Jhe Greenfield 
Mary P. Wells Smith, Lillian F. Aiken, Isabella B. Field, the Protection 
Charlotte P. Twitchell, William F. Aiken, Lucy A. Lcorporat^d. 
Hackley and Lyman W. Griswold, their associates and 
successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name 
of The Greenfield Society for the Protection of Animals, 
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 such corpora- 
tions, with authority to hold real and personal estate for 
the purposes of the corporation, not exceeding in value 
five thousand dollars. 

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

Ajjproved February 25, 1914- 

An Act relative to the publication of regulations r>hnjj on 

OF BOARDS OF HEALTH IN TOWNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fourteen of chapter seventy-five of the Revised ^- "^Pi § ^* 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out the words "if 
there is no such newspaper ", in the second and third lines, 
so as to read as follows: — Section I4. The board of P"|^||['^^t^g'»^°^ 
health of a town shall publish all regulations made by it boards of 
in a newspaper of its town, or shall post them up in a towns. 
public place in the town. Such publication or posting 
shall be notice to all persons. 

Approved February 25, 1914- 



64 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 91. 



1908, 459, § 1, 
etc., amendod. 



Printing of 
annual report 
of trustees of 
Miissacliusotts 
Aj.'iricultural 
College. 



Chap. 91 An Act relative to the annual report of the trus- 
tees OF THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter four hundred and 
fifty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eight, as amended by section one of chapter four hundred 
and twenty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and ten, is hereby further amended by striking out the 
words "detailed report of the experiment station", in the 
sixth and seventh Hues, and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — report of the director of the Massachusetts 
agricultural experiment station and other officers, — and 
by striking out the words "general report", in the seventh 
line, and inserting in place thereof the words : — detailed 
reports, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The 
annual report of the trustees of the Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College may be printed in four parts, namely, 
part one to consist of the report of the president and 
other officers, part two to consist of the catalogue of the 
college, part three to consist of the report of the director 
of the Massachusetts agricultural experiment station and 
other officers, and part four to consist of the detailed re- 
ports of the experiment station. 

Section 2. Section two of chapter four hundred and 
fifty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eight, as amended by section two of chapter four hundred 
and twenty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and ten, is hereby further amended by striking out the 
word "six ", in the fourth line, and inserting in place thereof 
the word : — eight, — and by striking out all of said sec- 
tion after the word "printed", in the fifth line, and in- 
serting in place thereof the following : — as many copies, 
not exceeding twenty thousand, as may be requested by 
the director of the experiment station for the use of the 
said trustees; and of part four, which may be offered for 
publication in instalments to be known as bulletins, there 
may be printed as many copies of each instalment as shall 
be requested by the said director, but in no case to exceed 
twenty thousand copies, for the use of the said trustees; 
and in addition there may be printed for the use of the 
state board of agriculture as many copies of each instal- 
ment, not exceeding twenty-five hundred, as may be re- 



1908, 459, § 2, 
etc., amended. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 92. 65 

quested by the said board, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 2. Of part one there may be printed three Number of 
thousand copies, of which two thousand copies may be for prfnted? 
the use of the trustees of said college; of part two there 
may be printed eight thousand copies, for the use of the 
said trustees; of part three there may be printed as many 
copies, not exceeding twenty thousand, as may be re- 
quested by the director of the experiment station for the 
use of the said trustees; and of part four, which may be 
offered for publication in instalments to be known as bul- 
letins, there may be printed as many copies of each instal- 
ment as shall be requested by the said director, but in no 
case to exceed twenty thousand copies, for the use of the 
said trustees; and in addition there may be printed for 
the use of the state board of agriculture as many copies 
of each instalment, not exceeding twenty-five hundred, as 
may be requested by the said board. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ay-proved February 25, 1914- 

An Act to extend the corporate powers of the (Jjiq'y) g2 

TRUSTEES OF GROTON SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter ninety-four of the 1893,94, §3. 

, n ,1 •!, 1 11 1'xxi etc., amended. 

acts 01 the year eighteen hundred and mnety-tnree, as 
amended by chapter two hundred and eight of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and three, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the word "one", in the last line, 
and inserting in place thereof the word : — two, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 3. Said corporation is hereby May hold real 
authorized to take and receive by gift, grant, bequest, eatate!""**^ 
devise or otherwise, any lands, tenements or other estate, 
real or personal, to have and to hold the same upon the 
terms and for the purposes specified in the declaration of 
trust aforesaid; and also upon such terms and for such 
purposes and trusts as may be expressed in any deed or 
instrument of conveyance or gift made to said corpora- 
tion: provided, the same shall not be inconsistent with the Provisos. 
terms and purposes of the declaration of trust aforesaid, 
made and declared by said trustees; and provided, the real 
and personal estate held by said corporation shall not ex- 
ceed in value two million dollars. 

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

Approved February 25, 1914. 



66 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 93, 94, 95. 



1874, 250, § 3, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 93 An Act relative to the income of a certain fund 

OF THE ROXBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter two hundred and 
fifty of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and seventy- 
four, as amended by chapter one hundred and five of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end thereof the words : — 
and the income of such surplus to be devoted to the main- 
tenance of said Roxbury Historical Society, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 3. Upon the completion of said 
monument said corporation may convey the same and all 
the property held by said corporation, to the Roxbury His- 
torical Society, together with any surplus of the fund 
raised for the erection of said monument; such surplus to 
be devoted to the maintenance of said monument and the 
repairs, adornment and enlargement of the grounds about 
the same, and the income of such surplus to be devoted to 
the maintenance of said Roxbury Historical Society. 

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

Approved February 25, 191 If.. 



Conveyance 
of certain 
property to 
the Roxbury 
Historical 
Society. 

Disposition of 
surplus and 
income. 



Chap. 94 An Act making an appropriation for exterminating 

diseases among HORSES, CATTLE AND OTHER ANIMALS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

o/^TOnuigtour Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred and 
diseases among sixty thousaud dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid 
out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the or- 
dinary revenue, for the extermination of contagious dis- 
eases among horses, cattle and other animals for the 
present year and for previous years. 

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

Approved February 25, 191 J^. 



Chap. 95 An Act making appropriations for the expenses of 

THE state board OF HEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^oM,Ttate Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are ap- 

beaitLr^ propriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 95. 67 

wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and 
expenses of the state board of health, for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hun- 
dred and fourteen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the secretary, five thousand dollars. Secretary. 

For the general work of the board, including travelling General work, 
expenses, a sum not exceeding twenty-six thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

P^or salaries and expenses in the inspection of milk, inspection of 
food and drugs, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand and drugs. 
five hundred dollars. 

For expenses of the examination of sewer outlets, a sum Examination 

. T'iii 1111 of sewer out- 

not exceeding sixteen thousand dollars. lets. 

For expenses of the production and distribution of anti- Antitoxin and 

f , , , .. vaccine lymph. 

toxin and vaccine lymph, a sum not exceeding twenty-one 
thousand dollars. 

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

For services of engineers, chemists, biologists and other Engineers, 
assistants, and for other expenses in protecting the purity 
of inland waters, a sum not exceeding thirty-six thousand 
dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of the inspectors of health, a Health inspec- 
sum not exceeding thirty-eight thousand eight hundred 
dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the watershed of the Watershed of 
Charles river basin in the city of Boston, a sum not ex- basin. 
ceeding eighteen hundred dollars. 

For compensation and expenses of the state examiners Examiners of 
of plumbers, a sum not exceeding fifty-two hundred ^ "™ ^'^^' 
dollars. 

For expenses in connection with carrving out the pro- Prevention of 

. . PI 1 . 1 • p 1 xi 1 • ophthalmia 

Visions 01 the act relative to the prevention oi ophthalmia neonatorum. 
neonatorum, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For expenses in connection with slaughtering and meat fjf^ ^^['°^ 
inspection, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. inspection. 

For expenses in connection with the regulation of cold ^fl^torage?^ 
storage of certain food products, a sum not exceeding 
seven thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the supervision of water Supervision of 

■,. ,11111 water com- 

companies, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. panies 



For expenses in connection with the examination of the Examination 
mitary condition of the M 
ceeding one thousand dollars. 



sanitary condition of the Merrimac river, a sum not ex- river^ *™ 



68 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 96. 



Protection of 
public health, 
etc. 



For expenses in connection with the protection of the 
pubHc health along the valley of the Aberjona river, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

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

Ayyroved February 25, 1914- 



Chap. 96 



Appropria- 
tions, harbor 
and land com- 
missioners. 



Salaries of 
commissioners. 



Engineers, etc. 



Travelling ex- 
penses, etc. 

Office ex- 
penses, etc. 



Printing 
atlases. 



Improvement, 
etc., of rivers, 
harbors, etc. 



Surveys, etc., 
of harbors, 
repair of 
damages, etc. 



Removal of 
wrecks, etc. 



An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 
expenses of the board of harbor and land com- 
missioners. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are ap- 
propriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the harbor and land 
commissioners, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the commissioners, eighty-seven 
hundred dollars. 

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

For travelling and other necessary expenses, a sum not 
exceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars. 

For incidental and contingent office expenses, to in- 
clude printing and binding the annual report, a sum not 
exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For printing town boundary atlases, a sum not exceed- 
ing two thousand dollars. 

For the improvement and protection of rivers, harbors, 
tide waters and foreshores, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars, in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for these purposes. 

For surveys of harbors, improving and preserving .the 
same, and repairing damages occasioned by storms along 
the coast line or river banks of the commonwealth, a sum 
not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 

For 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 February 25, 1914. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 97, 98. 69 



An Act making appropriations for certain expenses Chap. 97 
OF the trustees of hospitals for consumptives. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are ap- Appropriations, 

• ,1.1 • 1 j.rxij. jj^i trustees of hos- 

propnated, to be paid out oi the treasury or the common- pitais for con- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the use of the ^'^'"p*''^'^^- 
trustees of hospitals for consumptives, for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, to wit: — 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the trus- Expenses of 
tees, to include the printing and binding of their annual *'^'^^^^^' ''*^- 
report, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the secretary of the trustees, twenty- Secretary. 
five hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the stenographer, twelve hundred stenographer. 
dollars. 

For extra clerical services, a sum not exceeding twelve clerical serv- 
hundred and fifty dollars. '*='^'' '''''• 

To encourage and promote the building and use of hOTpS'."^'" 
tuberculosis hospitals in cities and towns, fourteen hun- 
dred dollars. 

For the salary and expenses of a trained social worker Social worker. 
to look up discharged patients, a sum not exceeding 
twelve hundred dollars. 

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

Ap2)roved February 25, 101 4. 

An Act making appropriations for expenses in con- CJiav 98 
nection with the auditing of municipal accounts 
and the taking of a summer census by the bureau 
of statistics. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding forty thousand dol- ^PP^'Xciuing 
lars is hereby appropriated for the auditing of municipal ^t municipal 
accounts, the same to be met by assessments upon the 
municipalities for which the work is done. 

A sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars is hereby Special census. 
appropriated for taking a special census in towns having 
an increased resident population during the summer 
months, the same to be met by assessments upon the 
towns for which the work is done. 

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

Approved February 25, 1914- 



70 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 99, 100. 



Chap. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Bank com- 
missioner. 

Deputy. 



Examiners, 
clerks, etc. 



Expenses. 



Annual 
reports. 



99 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE BANK COMMIS- 
SIONER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are ap- 
propriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the department of 
the bank commissioner, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, 
to wit : — 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Approved February 25, 1914' 



Chap. 100 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE department OF THE STATE BOARD OF 
AGRICULTURE AND FOR SUISTDRY OTHER AGRICULTURAL 
EXPENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are ap- 
propriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the state board of 
agriculture, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 

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

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

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



Appropria- 
tions, state 
board of 
agriculture. 



Secretary. 



First clerk. 



Second clerk. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 100. 71 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the Expenses of 
secretary, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. secretary. 

For additional clerical assistance and for lectures before Clerical assist- 
the board at its annual and other meetings, a sum not ^'^'^' ^**'' 
exceeding sixteen hundred dollars. 

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

For incidental and contingent expenses, including print- incidental ex- 

j p ' \ • J. J. J? X 1 i Penses, etc. 

mg and lurnishmg extracts irom trespass laws, a sum not 
exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the Travelling ex- 
members, a sum not exceeding fourteen hundred dollars. ^''^^' 

For disseminating useful information in agriculture by DiMeminating 
means of lectures at farmers' institutes, a sum not ex- tion. 
ceeding six thousand dollars. 

For bounties to agricultural societies, a sum not ex- Bounties to 
ceeding thirty thousand dollars. ^cietlel""^^ 

For bounties to encourage and improve the breeding of ^"^"^^t^'^of 
poultry, the sum of two thousand dollars. pouiti-y breed- 

For the encouragement of agriculture among children En^urage- 
and youths, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. cutt^ure! efc"' 

For the encouragement of dairying and the protection Dairying, etc. 
of milk and dairy products of superior quality, a sum not 
exceeding five thousand dollars. 

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

DAIRY BUREAU. 

For the salary of the executive officer, five hundred Executive 

1 ,1 otlicer. 

dollars. 

For the salary of a general agent, eighteen hundred General agent. 
dollars. 

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



MISCELLANEOUS. 

For compensation and expenses of the state nursery in- Nursery in- 
spectors, including expenses in connection with the im- ^p*"=*^"' ^*'''- 
portation of nursery stock from any other state, province 
or country, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For compensation and expenses of the inspector of inspector of 

T 1 1 11 apiaries. 

apiaries, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 



72 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 101. 



Special 
exhibitions. 



State orni- 
thologist. 



Expenses. 



For the encouragement of agriculture by the holding of 
special exhibitions, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars. 

For the salary of the state ornithologist, fifteen hundred 
dollars. 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the state 
ornithologist, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved February 25, 191^. 



Chap. 101 An Act relative to the disposal of slash or brush 

FOLLOWING WOOD OR LUMBER OPERATIONS. 



Disposal of 
slash or brush 
after cutting of 
wood or tim- 
ber regulated. 



Same subiect. 



Penalty. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Every owner, tenant or occupant of land, 
and every owner of stumpage, who cuts or permits the 
cutting of wood or timber on woodland owned or occupied 
by him or on which he has acquired stumpage by purchase 
or otherwise, and which borders upon the woodland of 
another or upon a highway or railroad location, shall clear 
the land of the slash and brush wood then and there re- 
sulting from such cutting for such distance, not exceeding 
forty feet, from the woodland of such other person, high- 
way or railroad location as the local forest warden shall 
determine, and within such time and in such manner as 
he shall determine. 

Section 2. Any person who cuts or causes to be cut 
trees or bushes or undergrowth within the limits of any 
highway or public road shall dispose of the slash and brush 
wood then and there resulting from such cutting within 
such time and in such manner as the forest warden of the 
city or town wherein such cutting is done shall determine. 

Section 3. Whoever neglects to comply with the di- 
rections of the forest warden with regard to the disposal of 
slash and brush, as provided in sections one and two of 
this act, may be punished by a fine of not less than five 
dollars nor more than fifty dollars. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect on the first day of 
January in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Approved February 25, 191 4- 



i 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 102. 73 



An Act making appropriations for the salaries and (Jjidj) 102 

EXPENSES OF THE DISTRICT POLICE, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are ap- Appropna- 
propriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- *"'°^' 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and 
expenses of the district police, for the fiscal year ending 
on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the chief, three thousand dollars. chief of district 

For the salary of the jfirst clerk, fifteen hundred dollars. First clerk. 

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

For the salary of a stenographer in the department of stenographer. 
the chief, a sum not exceeding nine hundred and fifty dollars. 

For stenographers in branch offices, a sum not exceeding stenographers 
thirty-eight hundred and fifty dollars. offices""^ 

For postage, printing, stationery, telephone, telegraph, Expenses. 
incidental and contingent office expenses, including print- 
ing and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-five hundred dollars. 

DETECTIVE DEPARTMENT. 

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

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

For the salaries of the stenographers, thirty-four hun- stenographers. 
dred dollars. 

For compensation of the members, a sum not exceeding Compensation 

P , . , 1 1 1 n of members. 

lorty-six thousand dollars. 

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

For special services and expenses of persons employed „" fi^re^'etc"'* 
under the direction of the deputy chief of the detective 
department in the investigation of fires, including witness 
fees, travel, contingent and incidental expenses, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. 

building inspection department. 

For the salary of the deputy chief, twenty-four hundred ^®P"*y <=^"^^- 
dollars. 

For the salaries of two stenographers in the inspection stenographers. 
department, a sum not exceeding fourteen hundred and 
fifty dollars. 



74 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 103. 



of°S^'bers°'^ -^o^ t^^ compensation of the members, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-one thousand dollars. 

^pJnsis'!^ For travelling expenses of the members, a sum not ex- 

ceeding eighty-five hundred and fifty dollars. 



BOILER INSPECTION DEPARTMENT. 

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

For the salaries of the stenographers in said department, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-eight hundred and fifty 
dollars. 

For the compensation of the members, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty thousand nine hundred dollars. 

For travelling expenses of members, a sum not exceeding 
eleven thousand two hundred and fifty dollars. 

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

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

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

For maintaining in good condition apparatus for testing 
applicants for moving picture licenses and furnishing 
supplies to operate the same, a sum not exceeding six 
hundred dollars. 

For investigation work and apparatus and for main- 
tenance in the boiler inspection department, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 25, 1914. 

Chap. 103 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a 

SUM OF money to ARTHUR CHRISTIE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston, by vote of the city 
council approved by the mayor, is hereby authorized to 
pay a sum of money not exceeding two hundred and fifty 
dollars to Arthur Christie, an employee of the city in the 
public works department, who was permanently injured 
while in the discharge of his duties as such employee. 

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

Approved February 25, 1914. 



Deputy chief. 
Stenographers. 



Compensation 
of members. 



Travelling 
expenses. 

Board of boiler 
rules, com- 
pensation. 

Expenses. 



Steamer 
Lexington, 



Moving picture 
licenses. 



Investigation 
work and 
apparatus, etc. 



City of Boston 
may pay a 
sum of money 
to Arthur 
Christie. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 104, 105. 75 



An Act to authorize the newton theological in- Chap.104: 

STITUTION to hold ADDITIONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter seventy-two of the acts of the i894, 72, § i, 
year eighteen hundred and ninety-four is hereby amended """^^ 
by striking out section one and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 1. The Newton Theological Insti- fjp^,f^J|f' 
tution is hereby authorized to hold property to the value estate. 
of two million dollars, of which not more than five hun- 
dred thousand dollars shall be in real estate: provided, ^'o^'*'- 
that the area of land now in use by said institution shall 
not be increased. 

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

Approved February 25, 1914. 



Chap. 105 



An Act to provide that the municipal year of the 

CITY of NEWTON SHALL BEGIN UPON THE FIRST SECULAR 
DAY IN JANUARY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter two hundred and i^e'ndedj^' 
eighty-three of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-seven, entitled " An Act to revise the charter of the 
city of Newton", is hereby amended by striking out the 
words ''second Monday", in the fourth line, and inserting 
in place thereof the words : — first secular day, — so as to 
read as M\o^Ys: — Section 3. The financial year of said Snrdpir'^ 
city shall begin with the first day of January, and the ^'''^^• 
municipal year, and the term of all officers elected at the 
annual city election, shall begin with the first secular day 
of January following the election. 

Section 2. Section six of said chapter two hundred and amended.^ ^' 
eighty-three is hereby amended by striking out the words 
"second Monday", in the first line, and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — first secular day, — so as to read 
as follows : — Section 6. On the first secular day in Oaths of office 
January at three o'clock in the afternoon the mayor elect aidTrmen elect. 
and aldermen elect shall meet and be sworn to the faithful 
performance of their duties. At any time thereafter the 
oath may be administered to the mayor elect or to any 
alderman elect who was absent or was not then elected. 

Approved February 25, 1914- 



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Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 106, 107. 



Chap. 106 An Act to authorize the city of quincy to reward 

JAMES R. QUALEY AND PATRICK A. MILFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Quincy is hereby authorized to 
pay the sum of five hundred dollars to James R. Qualey 
of Braintree and Patrick A. Milford of Quincy, in reward 
of their services in finding the body of Louis G. Restelli, 
in the year nineteen hundred and ten, for whose appre- 
hension the city of Quincy offered a reward of five 
hundred dollars; the said sum to be divided equally be- 
tween the said Qualey and Milford. 

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

A])x>roved February 25, 1914. 



City of Quincy 
may reward 
certain persons 
for finding 
body of Louis 
G. Restelli. 



Chap,107 An Act making appropriations for salaries and 

EXPENSES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE BOARD 
OF INSANITY. 

Be it enacted., etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are ap- 
propriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the state board of 
insanity, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 

For travelling, office and contingent expenses, including 
printing and binding the annual report, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars. 

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

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

■ For the support of insane paupers boarded out in 
families, under the charge of the board, or temporarily 
absent under the authority of the same, for the present 
year and for previous years, a sum not exceeding forty-six 
thousand dollars. 

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



Appropria- 
tions, state 
board of 
insanity. 



Travelling ex- 
penses, etc. 



Salaries. 



Transportation 
of state 
paupers, etc. 



Support of 
insane 
paupers, etc. 



Support of 
certain state 
paupers. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 108, 109. 77 

For the expenses of an investigation as to the nature, investigation 
causes, results and treatment of mental diseases and de- ei^retc'. '^'^" 
fects, and the publication of the results thereof, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved February 25, 1914- 

An Act to give the probate court jurisdiction (Jfiart 108 

TO AUTHORIZE THE MORTGAGE OF LAND SUBJECT TO 
VESTED REMAINDER OR REVERSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-nine of chapter one hun- R. l. m. § 29, 
dred and twenty-seven of the Revised Laws is hereby ^™'"' 
amended by inserting after the word "expedient", in 
the eighth line, the words : — or to mortage the same, 
either with or without a power of sale, for such an 
amount, on such terms and for such purposes as may seem 
to the court judicious or expedient, — and by inserting 
after the word "conveyance", in the eighth and ninth 
lines, the words: — or mortgage, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 29. If land is subject to a vested re- saie, etc., of 
mainder or reversion, the probate court for the county to^t^Ud r^*'* 
in which such land is situated may, upon the petition of mainder. 
any person who has either an estate in possession or the 
remainder or reversion in such land, and after notice and 
other proceedings as hereinafter required, appoint one 
or more trustees and authorize him or them to sell and 
convey such land, or any part thereof, in fee simple, if 
such sale and conveyance appear to the court to be neces- 
sary or expedient, or to mortgage the same, either with 
or without a power of sale, for such an amount, on 
such terms and for such purposes as may seem to the 
court judicious or expedient; and such conveyance or 
mortgage shall be valid and binding upon all persons. 

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

Approved February 25, 1914. 

An Act relative to the authority of the city of rjhnjj ing 

NORTH ADAMS TO TAKE LAND, WATER RIGHTS AND WATER ^' 

COURSES FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter three hundred and ^^^-^fg^j^'- 
eighty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 



78 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 109. 



thirteen is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"sources", in the seventh line, the words: — including 
that stream of water with the water rights connected 
therewith rising on the Martin farm located in the Notch 
district, so-called, thence flowing westerly and northwest- 
erly through the Lillie, Crews, Boland, Beaman, Paul, 
Bissaillon, Phelps and Richmond farms, so-called, and 
other lands and finally discharging into the Hoosac river 
at a point west of the easterly town Hne of Williamstown, 
and sometimes called the Lillie brook and towards the 
westerly end variously called the Sherman and Carpenter 
AdJmimay*'^ brook, — SO as to read as follows: — Section 1. The city of 
fM wate^su^i^*'" North Adams, acting by its mayor and city council, may, for 
ply purposes, the purposc of supplviug itself and its inhabitants with 
water for the extinguishment of fires and for domestic and 
other purposes, take by eminent domain, or acquire by 
purchase or otherwise, and hold any waters or water 
sources within the limits of said city and the water rights 
connected with any such waters or water sources, includ- 
ing that stream of water with the water rights connected 
therewith rising on the Martin farm located in the Notch 
district, so-called, thence flowing westerly and north- 
w^esterly through the Lillie, Crews, Boland, Beaman, Paul, 
Bissaillon, Phelps and Richmond farms, so-called, and 
other lands and finally discharging into the Hoosac river 
at a point west of the easterly town line of Williams- 
town, and sometimes called the Lillie brook and towards 
the westerly end variously called the Sherman and Car- 
penter brook, and also all lands, rights of way and ease- 
ments necessary for holding and preserving the water and 
for conveying the same to any part of the city; and may 
erect on the lands thus taken or held proper dams, 
buildings, fixtures and other structures, and may make 
excavations, procure and operate machinery, and provide 
such other means and appliances as may be necessary for 
the establishment and maintenance of complete and effec- 
tive water works; and may construct and lay conduits, 
pipes and other works under or over any lands, w^ater 
courses, railroads, railways, or public or private ways, and 
along any such way, in such manner as not unnecessarily 
to obstruct the same; and -for the purpose of constructing, 
maintaining and repairing such conduits, pipes and other 
works, and for all proper purposes of this act, the said city 
may, by and under the direction of the commissioner of 



May erect 
structures, lay 
pipes, etc. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 110, HI. 79 

public works of the city enter upon and dig up any such 
lands, ways or water courses. Said city shall not enter 
upon, construct or lay any conduits, pipes or other works 
within the location of any railroad corporation, except at 
such times and in such manner as it may agree upon with 
such corporation, or, in case of failure so to agree, as may 
be approved by the board of railroad commissioners. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 25, 1914. 



An Act to authorize the trustees of the smith col- (^/^^^j 110 

LEGE to hold ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter seventy-one of the acts of the i87i, 7i, § 3, 

. , , 1111 J 111 etc., amended. 

year eighteen hundred and seventy-one, as amended by 
chapter fifty-seven of the acts of the year eighteen hun- 
dred and ninety-one, is hereby further amended by 
inserting after the word "holding", in the tenth line, the 
words: — in any amount, — and by striking out all after 
the word "personal", in the twelfth line, so as to read as 
follows : — Section 3. The said corporation may have a corporation 
common seal, which it may alter or renew at its pleasure, ^a^ may" sue 
and all deeds sealed with the seal of said corporation and ^°J^ ^^ ^"^^' 
signed by its order shall, when made in the corporate 
name, be considered in law as the deeds of the said cor- 
poration; and said corporation may sue and be sued in all 
actions, real, personal or mixed, and may prosecute the 
same to final judgment and execution by the name of The 
Trustees of the Smith College; and said corporation shall ^Yp'^raonlf* 
be capable of taking and holding in any amount in fee «^tate. 
simple or any less estate, by gift, grant, bequest, devise 
or otherwise, any lands, tenements or other estate, real or 
personal. Approved February 25, 1914- 

An Act to incorporate the falmouth board of trade. Chap. Ill 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Carl C. Craig, Lewis C. Weeks, John P. ^^iXof 
Swift, Frederick T. Lawrence, Rawson C. Jenkins, George '^^^^^^''°°^' 
H. Greene, Nathan S. Ellis, Charles S. Burgess, Wilson C. 
Jenkins, George W. Jones, Herbert H. Lawrence, John S. 
Arenovski, Austin F. Lawrence, Ralph E. Ellis and Rus- 



80 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 112. 



Purposes. 



Powers and 
duties, etc. 



By-laws. 



Officers. 



May hold real 
and personal 
estate, etc. 



sell S. Nye, their associates and successors, are here- 
by made a corporation by the name of Falmouth Board 
of Trade. 

Section 2. The purposes of the corporation shall be to 
promote the commerce, trade, industry and public interest 
of the town of Falmouth and of the commonwealth; to 
acquire and disseminate business information; to establish 
and maintain uniformity of commercial usages; and to 
promote just and equitable principles of trade. 

Section 3. The corporation shall have all the powers 
and privileges and be subject to all the duties, restric- 
tions and liabilities set forth in all general laws now or here- 
after in force, applicable to such corporations and not in- 
consistent with this act. 

Section 4. The corporation shall have power to adopt 
by-laws suitable to carry out the powers hereby granted, 
including provisions as to the admission, suspension and 
expulsion of members, and the delegation of power to 
officers, committees and directors. 

Section 5. The management and control of the prop- 
erty and affairs of said corporation, subject to its by- 
laws, shall be vested in a board of twelve directors, who 
shall be elected as may be provided in the by-laws to be 
adopted by the corporation, and there shall be such 
other officers with such duties as the by-laws may 
prescribe. 

Section 6. The corporation is hereby authorized to 
hold real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding 
fifty thousand dollars, with authority to sell, purchase, 
mortgage, lease or rent the same or any part thereof. 

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

Ayyroved February 25, 1914- 



Chap.112 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum 

OF MONEY TO WILLIAM E. STAPLES. 



City of Boston 
may pay a 
sum of money 
to William E. 
Staples. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city council of the city of Boston, 
with the approval of the mayor, is hereby authorized to 
pay to William E. Staples a sum equal to one half of the 
annual compensation which he received from the city as 
a call man in the fire department of the city at the time 
of his retirement from that department after twenty-five 
years of service. The said payment by the city shall date 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 113, 114, 115. 81 

from the first day of January in the year nineteen hundred 
and fourteen. 

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

Approved February 25, 1014- 

An x\ct to authorize the city of taunton to pay a Chap.113 

SUM of money to the widow of PATRICK KENNEALLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Taunton, acting by its munic- CityofTaim- 
ipal council with the approval of the mayor, is hereby sum of money 
authorized to pay to Annie Kenneally, widow of Patrick Kenn^Uy. 
Kenneally who, while walking on the sidewalk in said city, 
was run into and instantly killed by a fire truck of the city, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars in one payment 
or in equal monthly instalments. 

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

Approved February 25, 1014- 

An Act to authorize the city of taunton to pay a C/iap.ll4 

SUM OF MONEY TO DANIEL J. SULLIVAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The city of Taunton, acting by its munici- cityofTaun- 

1 'I'll 1 c 1 '11 *°" '"^^ P^y * 

pal council with the approval or the mayor, is hereby au- sum of money 
thorized to pay to Daniel J. Sullivan, formerly employed suUivan. 
in the street department of the city, who is becoming 
totally blind as the result of an injury received in the dis- 
charge of his duty, a sum not exceeding three hundred 
dollars annually, during his life, or a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars to be paid in one payment. 

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

Approved February 25, 1914- 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- njiQ^jy \\^ 
penses in the bureau of statistics. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are ap- Appropria- 
propriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- of°°^A.- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and 
expenses in the bureau of statistics, for the fiscal year end- 
ing on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and fourteen, to wit : — 



ureau 



82 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 116, 117. 



Director. 

Deputy 
director. 



Clerical assist- 
ance, etc. 



Expenses. 



Free employ- 
ment offices. 



For the salary of the director, four thousand dollars. 

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

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

For contingent and office expenses, including printing 
and binding the annual reports, and travelling and other 
expenses in connection with the annual collection of sta- 
tistics of manufactures, also expenses in connection with 
municipal returns, a sum not exceeding twenty-six thou- 
sand three hundred and seventy dollars. 

For the establishment and maintenance of free employ- 
ment offices in this commonwealth, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-six thousand three hundred and fifty dollars. 

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

Approved February 25, 1914- 



Chap. 116 An Act relative to examinations by the board of 

REGISTRATION IN VETERINARY MEDICINE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter two hundred and forty-nine of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and three, as 
amended by chapter one hundred and ninety-nine of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — Section 5. Examinations shall 
be wholly or in part in writing, shall be in the English 
language, and shall be of a scientific and practical charac- 
ter. They shall include the subjects of anatomy, surgery, 
physiology, animal parasites, obstetrics, pathology, bac- 
teriology, diagnosis and practice, therapeutics, materia 
medica and veterinary dentistry, and shall be sufficiently 
thorough to test the applicant's fitness to practice veter- 
inary medicine. Approved February 25, 1914- 



1903, 249, § 5, 
etc., amended. 



Examinations. 



Chap.117 An Act to authorize the town of sherborn to supply 

ITSELF AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH V/ATER. 



The town of 
Sherborn may 
supply itself 
with water. 



lie it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Sherborn may supply itself 
and its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 117. 83 

jBres and for domestic, manufacturing and other purposes; 
may establish fountains and hydrants and relocate or dis- 
continue the same; and may regulate the use of such water 
and fix and collect rates to be paid therefor. 

Section 2. Said town, for the purposes aforesaid, may May take, etc., 
take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold the iourcesTetef 
waters of any pond except Farm pond in said town, and of 
any stream or of any ground sources of supply, by means 
of driven, artesian or other wells within the limits of the 
town, and the water rights connected with any such water 
sources, or may purchase water from any individual or 
private corporation or from any municipal corporation own- 
ing and operating water works, whose territory joins that of 
the town of Sherborn, and any such municipal corporation 
is hereby authorized to furnish water for the town of Sher- 
born upon terms mutually agreed upon, from its own au- 
thorized sources of supply; or said town may make arrange- 
ments for obtaining water from the metropolitan water 
system which shall be satisfactory to the town and to the 
metropolitan water and sewerage board, and may also take 
or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold all lands, 
rights of way and easements necessary for collecting, storing, 
holding, purifying and preserving the purity of the water 
and for conveying the same to any part of said town: yro- Provisos. 
vlded, that there is no infringement upon the existing rights 
and privileges of the metropolitan water system excepting 
as provided for above; and provided, that no source of water 
supply and no lands necessary for preserving the quality of 
the water shall be taken or used without first obtaining the 
advice and approval of the state board of health, and that 
the location of all dams, reservoirs and wells to be used as 
sources of water supply under this act shall be subject to the 
approval of said board. Said town may construct on the May erect 
lands acquired and held under the provisions of this act, p^p^a^X^.' ^^^ 
proper dams, reservoirs, standpipes, tanks, buildings, fixtures 
and other structures, and may make excavations, procure 
and operate machinery and provide such other means and 
appliances and do such other things as may be necessary for 
the establishment and maintenance of complete and effective 
water works; and for that purpose may construct wells 
and reservoirs, and establish pumping works, and may . 
construct, lay and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and 
other works under or over any land, water courses, railroads, 
railways and public or other ways, and along such ways 



84 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 117. 

in the town of Sherborn, in such manner as not unnecessarily 
to obstruct the same; and for the purpose of constructing, 
laying, maintaining, operating and repairing such con- 
duits, pipes and other works, and for all proper purposes of 
this act, said town may dig up or raise and embank any 
such lands, highways or other ways in such manner as to 
cause the least hindrance to public travel on such ways. 
Said town shall not enter upon, construct or lay any con- 
duits, pipes or other works within the location of a railroad 
corporation, except at such time and in such manner as it 
may agree upon with such corporation, or, in case of failure 
so to agree, as may be approved by the public service com- 
mission, 
bnds^^ete., to Section 3. Said town shall, within ninety days after 
evd^'^^^'^^^' the taking of any lands, rights of way, water rights, water 
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 whicli any such land or 
other property is situated, a description thereof sufficiently 
accurate for identification, with a statement of the purpose 
for which the same were taken, signed by the water com- 
missioners hereinafter provided for. The title to all land 
taken, purchased or acquired in any way under the pro- 
visions of this act shall vest in said town of Sherborn, and 
the land so taken or acquired may be managed, improved 
and controlled by the board of water commissioners here- 
inafter provided for, in such manner as they shall deem 
for the best interest of said town. 

Section 4. Said town shall pay all damages to property 
sustained by any person or corporation by the taking of any 
land, right of way, water, water source, water right or ease- 
ment, or by anything done by said town imder authority of 
this act. Any person or corporation sustaining damages as 
aforesaid, and failing to agree with said town as to the amount 
thereof, may have the same determined in the manner pro- 
vided by law in the case of land taken for the laying out of 
highways, on application at any time within the period of 
two years after the taking of such land 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 
said two years, and no assessment of damages on an applica- 
tion shall be made for the taking of any water, water right, 
or for any injury thereto, and said period of two years shall 
not begin to run until the water is actually withdrawn or 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 117. 85 

diverted by said town under authority of this act. Said 
town may by vote, from time to time, determine what 
amount or quantity of water it proposes to take and appro- 
priate under this act; in wliich case any damages caused 
by such taking shall be based upon such amount or quantity 
until the same shall be increased by vote or otherwise, and 
in such event said town shall be further liable only for the 
additional damages caused by such additional taking. 

Section 5. The said town may, for the purpose of pay- Town of sher- 
ing the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under the Loan, Act of 
provisions of this act, issue from time to time, bonds or ^^^^• 
notes to an amount not exceeding sixty thousand dollars. 
Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words, 
Town of Sherborn Water Loan, Act of 1914; shall be pay- 
able by such annual pa\TTients, beginning not more than 
one year after the date thereof, as will extinguish each loan 
within thirty years from its date, and the amount of such 
annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be less 
than the amount of the principal of said loan payable in any 
subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes 
shall constitute a separate loan. Saifl bonds or notes shall 
bear interest at a rate not exceeding five per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually, and shall be signed by the treasurer 
of the town and countersigned by a majority of the select- 
men. The town may sell the said securities at public or 
private sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may deem 
proper, but they shall not be sold for less than their par 
value, and the proceeds shall be used only for the pur- 
poses herein specified. 

Section 6. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- °*''' 
ance with the provisions of section five of this act; and 
when a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which, 
with the income derived from water rates, will be sufficient 
to pay the annual expense of operating its water works and 
the interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as 
aforesaid by the town, and to make such payments on the 
principal as may be required under the provisions of this 
act, shall, without further vote, be assessed by the assessors 
of the town annually thereafter, in the same manner in 
which other taxes are assessed, until the debt incurred by 
said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 7. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- pXtwJretc., 
lutes or diverts any water taken or helil under this act, or ff ^ater, etc. 



86 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 117. 



Water com- 
missioners, 
election, 
terms, etc. 



Quorum. 
Vacancy. 



Water rates, 
etc. 



injures any structure, work or other property owned, held 
or used by said town under authority of this act, shall 
forfeit and pay to the said town three times the amount of 
damages assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of 
tort; and upon being convicted of any of the above wilful 
or wanton acts, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding 
three hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in jail for a 
term not exceeding one year. 

Section 8. Said town shall, after its acceptance of this 
act, at the same meeting, or at a subsequent meeting duly 
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 imtil the expiration of 
one year from the next succeeding annual town meeting, 
to constitute a board of water commissioners; and at each 
annual town meeting thereafter one such commissioner shall 
be elected by ballot for the term of three years. All the au- 
thority granted to the said town by this act and not other- 
wise specifically provided for shall be vested in said water 
commissioners, who shall be subject, however, to such in- 
structions, rules and regulations as said town may impose 
by its vote. A majority of said commissioners shall con- 
stitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any 
vacancy occurring in said board from any cause may be 
filled by the town for the remainder of the unexpired term 
at any legal town meeting called for the purpose. Any 
such vacancy may be filled temporarily by a majority vote 
of the selectmen, and the person so appointed shall hold 
office until the town fills the vacancy in the manner provided 
herein. 

Section 9. Said commissioners shall fix just and equi- 
table prices and rates for the use of water, and shall pre- 
scribe the time and manner of payment. The income of 
the water works shall be applied to defraying all operating 
expenses, interest charges and payments on the principal, 
as they accrue, of any bonds or notes issued under authority 
of this act. If there should be a net surplus remaining after 
providing for the aforesaid charges, it shall be used for such 
new construction as the water commissioners may determine 
upon, and in case a surplus should remain after pajnient 
for such new construction, the water rates shall be reduced 
proportionately. No money shall be expended in new con- 
struction by the water commissioners except from the net 
surplus aforesaid, unless the to^^ n appropriates and provides 



\ 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 118, 119. 87 

money therefor. Said commissioners shall annually, and as Commissioners 
often as the town may require, render a report upon the anmiaiTy. 
condition of the works under their charp;e, and an account 
of their doings, including an account of receipts and ex- 
penditures. 

Section 10. This act shall take effect upon its accept- J^^^ °^ ^^'"'"^ 
ance by a majority vote of the legal voters of the town of 
Sherborn present and voting thereon at an annual town 
meeting within three years after its passage; and for the 
purpose of being submitted to the voters as aforesaid this 
act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved Febrnary 28, 101 4. 



An Act to authorize free public libraries to lend (JfiQj) Xlg 

BOOKS and other LIBRARY MATERIAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follcnvs: 

Section 1. Any city or town public library may lend uhmi?e""lay 
its books or other librarv material to non-residents and 1'^°'' °'' borrow 

. . i> 1 • • '1 1 1 hooks, etc. 

Citizens or other cities and towns on such terms and con- 
ditions as the trustees of the library may prescribe. Any 
city or town may raise money to procure for its inhabitants 
the privilege of so borrowing books and other library ma- 
terial from the library of any other city or town. 

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

Approved March 4, IOI4. 



An Act relative to garages in the city of boston. CJiav 119 
Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 
Section 1. Section one of chapter five hundred and if>i3, 577. § 1, 

„ , . ^ . 1111 amended. 

seventy-seven 01 the acts 01 the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen is hereby amended by striking out the words ''for 
hire", in the third line, so as to read as follows: — Section 1. Erection and 
In the citj' of Boston no building shall be erected for, or of parages in 
maintained as a garage for the storage, keeping or care of regulated. 
automobiles until the issue of a permit therefor by the board 
of street commissioners of the city after notice and a public 
hearing upon an application filed with said board. The ap- 
plication for the permit shall be made by the owner of the 
parcel of land upon which such building is to be erected or 
maintained and shall contain the names and addresses of 
every owner of record of each parcel of land abutting thereon. 



88 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 120. 



1913, 577, § 3, 
amended. 



Duties of 
street com- 
missioners. 



1913, 577. § 4, 
amended. 



Not to apply 
to certain 
buildings, etc. 



Section 2. Section three of said cliapter is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "notified", in the 
fourth Hne, the word : — and, — and by striking out the 
words "and the requirements of pubhc convenience", in 
the sixth Hne, so as to read as follows: — Section 3. At the 
time and place specified in the notice for the hearing the 
said board shall hear all parties interested, and after giving 
consideration to the interests of all owners of record no- 
tified, and the general character of the neighborhood in 
which is situated the land or building referred to in the ap- 
plication, shall determine whether or not the application 
shall be granted and A permit issued. 

Section 3. Section four of said chapter is hereby amended 
by striking out the words "for hire", in the third line, so 
as to read as follows: — Section 4- The provisions of this 
act shall not apply to a building maintained as a garage 
for the storage, keeping or care of automobiles at the time 
of the passage of this act, but any enlargement of, or addi- 
tion to any such building .shall be subject to the provisions 
of this act. 

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

Aj^yroved March 4, 1914. 



Chap. 120 An Act relative to the protection and sale of hares 

AND RABBITS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follow,'}: 

Section one of chapter one hundred and eighteen of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven is hereby 
amended by striking out the word "fifteenth", in the third 
line, and inserting in place thereof the word : — eleventh, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 1. It shall be unlawful 
to hunt, take or kill a hare or rabbit between the first day 
of March and the eleventh day of October, both inclusive, 
or to buy or sell or offer for sale a hare or rabbit taken or 
killed during the said period in this commonwealth, or 
taken or killed at any time contrary to the laws of any 
other state or country. But any person may buy or sell 
hares or rabbits at any time: provided, that they were not 
taken or killed contrary to the laws of this commonwealth 
or of any other state or country. 

Apjjrored March 4, 1914. 



1911, 118. § 1, 
amended. 



Protection and 
sale of hares 
and rabbits. 



Proviso. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 121, 122. 89 



An Act relative to notices of intention of marriage. (JJk^j) j21 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seventeen of chapter one hundred ^c^ miAded^' 
and fifty-one of tlie Revised Laws, as amended by cliapter 
one hundred and twenty of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and twelve and by section two of chapter seven 
hundred and fifty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and thirteen, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "him", in the sixth Hne, the words: — or be- 
fore a regularly employed clerk in his office designated by 
him in writing and made a matter of record in the office, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 17. The clerk or regis- Notice of in- 
trar shall require notice of intention of marriage to be given marrfage.^ 
to him in writing, on })lanks to be furnished by him, by one 
of the parties to such intended marriage, or by his or her 
parent or legal guardian, and shall require the party who 
gives such notice to make oath before him or before a regu- 
larly employed clerk in his office designated by him in writ- 
ing and made a matter of record in the office, to the truth 
of all the statements therein, whereof he or she could have 
knowledge, and also to make oath that there are no legal 
impediments to such intended marriage. In cities or towns 
having an assistant clerk or registrar he may administer the 
oath. No fee shall be charged for administering such oath. 

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

Approved March 4, 191J^. 

An Act to provide that cities and towns shall care Chap. 122 

FOR the graves OF SOLDIERS AND SAILORS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. In every city and town there shall annually Careofgrave3 
be appointed by the mayor of the city or by the selectmen sai^ors.""^^ ^"^ 
of the town a citizen of the city or town, preferably a vet- 
eran of the civil war or of the Spanish war, whose duty it 
shall be to see that the graves of all soldiers and sailors who 
served in the civil war or in the Spanish war are suitably 
kept and cared for. If the cost of such care and main- 
tenance is not paid by private persons, or by the trustees 
of the cemetery where any such graves are situated, it 
shall be paid by the city or town; and cities and towns are 
hereby authorized to appropriate money for this purpose. 



90 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 123, 124. 



Money so appropriated may be expended directly by the 
city or town or may be paid over to the trustees or man- 
ao;er of any cemetery in which any such grave is situated; 
but the sum so paid over in any year shall not exceed for 
each grave the sum charged for the annual care and main- 
tenance of like graves in the same cemetery, or, if no such 
charge is made in that cemetery, then it shall not exceed the 
sum charged in other cemeteries in the same city or town 
for the said service. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayiwoved March 4, 1914. 



Chap.123 An Act to authorize the city of Worcester to make 

ORDINANCES PROVIDING FOR THE CONTROL OR PREVEN- 
TION OF SMOKE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester, by vote of its city 
council, may make ordinances for the control or prevention 
of the emission of smoke of such character as shall be ad- 
judged harmful, and for the control or prevention of agencies 
causing such smoke, and for the enforcement thereof may 
appoint officers or agents and appropriate money for salaries 
and for expenses: iirovided, that no such ordinance shall 
apply to railroads or railroad operations or emploj^ees. 

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

Approved March 4, 1914- 



Control, etc., 
of smoke 
nuisance in 
city of 
Worcester. 



Proviso. 



Appropria- 
tions, publica- 
tion of prov- 
ince laws. 



Chap. 124: An Act making appropriations for continuing the 

PUBLICATION OF THE PROVINCE LAWS. 

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 fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, 
for the purpose of completing the preparation and pub- 
lication of the acts and resolves of the province of Massa- 
chusetts Bay, to wit: — 

For the salary of the editor, two thousand dollars. 

For clerical services and a messenger, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-eight hundred dollars. 

For stationery, postage, travelling and other expenses, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars. 



Editor. 

Clerical 
services, etc. 

Expenses. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 125. 91 

For printing and binding such volumes as may be com- Printing and 
pleted, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, '"°'''°S' "*'" 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for this purpose. 

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

Aj^froved March 4, 191 4- 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- Chap.125 

PENSES OF the QUARTERMASTER GENERAL OF THE MILITIA 
AND FOR SUNDRY ARMORY 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 quartermaster general's 
department, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the quartermaster general, a sum not ^ene^T™'^''*^^'^ 
exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the superintendent of armories, eighteen Superin- 

1 J 1111 tendent of 

hundred dollars. 



armories. 



For the salaries of the clerks, ten thousand dollars. cierks. 

For the salary of the watchman at the state arsenal, eight Watchman at 

,11,,, state arsenal. 

hundred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, a sum not exceed- pens'^s'^etc.'^'' 
ing six thousand dollars. 

For quartermasters' supplies, a sum not exceeding twenty- Quartermasters- 
three thousand dollars. ^ '"'''''"" 

For maintenance of armories of the first class, a sum not Armories of 
exceeding ninety-seven thousand five hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of armorers of the first class, a sum not Armorers, 
exceeding fifty-five thousand dollars. 

For rent and maintenance of armories of the second class. Armories of 
a sum not exceeding seventy-six hundred and sixty-five •'"'*'°"'^ *'''*''^ 
dollars. 

For rent and maintenance of armories of the third class, Armories of 
a sum not exceeding fifty-five hundred and seventy-five 
dollars. 

For allowance to the three batteries of artillery of the Batteries of 
volunteer militia, twenty-four hundred dollars. artillery. 

For care and maintenance of the camp ground and build- ^^l"^^ ground, 
ings at Framingham, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars. 

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

Ajijiroved March 4f 1914- 



92 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 126, 127. 



Chap. 126 An Act relative to false imprisonment or false 

ARREST. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

tn^^lm-^^ Section 1. No action, except for use of excessive force, 
prisonment or shall hereafter lie against any officer other than the arrest- 
lie only against ing officcr, bv Tcason of the fact that, in good faith and in the 

arresting officer, » i>i'i,' i j''j -ji j. 

unless, etc. periormance oi his duties, he participates in the arrest or 
imprisonment of any person believed to be guilty of a crime 
or misdemeanor, unless it can be shown that such other 
officer in the performance of his duties took an active part 
in the arrest or imprisonment as aforesaid, either by order- 
ing or directing that said arrest or imprisonment take place 
or be made, or by himself actually initiating the making 

Action not to and carrviiig out of said arrest and imprisonment. No 

he against by- " , p e • e i 11 !• • x 

standerwho actiou, cxccpt lor usc OI cxcessivc torce, shall he against 
any bystancler who assists an officer in making an arrest, 
at the request of the officer. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Apjyroved March 5, 1914. 



assists, etc. 



Chap. 121 An Act relative to the construction and inspection 
OF certain tanks used in operating pneumatic ma- 
chinery. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

amendld.^ '' Section 1. Scctiou ouc of chapter six hundred and 
twenty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen is hereby amended by striking out the words "ex- 
ceeding eighteen inches in diameter", in the second and 
third lines, and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
except pipes laid from tanks or other receptacles, — and 
also by adding at the end thereof the words : — who holds 
a certificate of competency as a boiler inspector issued by 
the boiler inspection department of the district police, — 
Installation and SO as to read as follows I — SectioTi 1 . No person shall 
pressed a'iJ' iustall or USC, or cause to be installed or used, any tank or 
iat°d"^^"" other receptacle, except pipes laid from tanks or other 
receptacles, for the keeping or storage of compressed air 
at any pressure exceeding fifty pounds per square inch, 
for use in operating pneumatic machinery, unless the owner 
or user thereof shall hold a certificate of inspection issued 
by the boiler inspection department of the district police, 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 128. 93 

certifying that the said tank or other receptacle has been 
duly inspected within two years, or unless the owner or 
user shall hold a policy of insurance upon the said tank or 
other receptacle issued by an insurance company operating 
under the laws of this commonwealth, together with a cer- 
tificate of inspection from an insurance inspector who holds 
a certificate of competency as a boiler inspector issued by 
the boiler inspection department of the district police. 

Section 2. Section two of said chapter six hundred and ame'ndld.^ ^' 
twenty-nine is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"device", in the third line, the words: — use of oil, — so as 
to read as follows : — Section 2. The board of boiler rules Regulations. 
shall prescribe regulations for the size, shape, construction, 
operation, maximum pressure, gauges, safety device, use of 
oil and other appurtenances necessary for the safe operation 
of all tanks or other receptacles used for the storage of com- 
pressed air, excepting those exempted in section seven of 
this act. 

Section 3. Section six of said chapter six hundred and amended.^ ^' 
twenty-nine is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"and", in the second line, the words: — if required by the 
inspector, — so as to read as follows: — Section 6. The inspection, 
inspection shall consist of a hammer test, and, if required 
by the inspector, also a hydrostatic test, the pressure of 
which shall be one and one half times the pressure allowed 
on the air tank or other receptacle inspected. The air 
tank or other receptacle shall be prepared for inspection 
by the owner or user thereof. 

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

Approved March 5, 1914- 

An Act relative to the industrial school for boys Chap. 128 

IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The land situated on Halleck, Archibald [^^'Sn to 
and Goldthwaite streets in the citv of Boston, heretofore if occupied by 

-, " , , PI • ^^^ industrial 

taken by the board of stneet commissioners of that city, school for 
at the request of the public works department, for a gar- 
bage station, is hereby transferred to the control of the 
school committee, to be used for school purposes and to 
be occupied by the industrial school for boys. The pay- Damages, 
ment of all damages for the land so taken shall be met 
by appropriation by loan or otherwise by the school com- 



94 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 129, 130. 



Additional 
land may be 
taken. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



mittee in accordance with law, and any payments made for 
said land shall be chargeable to the appropriation for new 
school buildings, lands, yards and furnishings. 

Section 2. The said board of street commissioners is 
further authorized to take in fee, in accordance with the 
provisions of section thirty-one of chapter four hundred 
and eighty-six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and nine, additional land in said city so that the lot to be 
occupied by the industrial school for boys may exceed 
two acres but shall not exceed four acres in area. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the mayor and the city council of the city of Boston. 

Approved March 5, 1914- 



C/iap. 129 An Act to authorize the tow^n of ludlow to raise 

AND appropriate MONEY FOR THE LUDLOW HOSPITAL. 



Town of Lud- 
low may raise 
money for the 
Ludlow hos- 
pital. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Ludlow is hereby authorized 
to raise by taxation sums of money, not exceeding fifteen 
hundred dollars in any one year, and to appropriate the 
same at an annual town meeting or at any special meeting 
called for the purpose, to be expended by the trustees of 
the Ludlow hospital in said town toward the maintenance 
and support of said hospital. 

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

Approved March 5, 1914- 



ChapASO An Act making an appropriation for expenses in con- 
nection WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF LIFE INSURANCE 
DEPARTMENTS BY SAVINGS BANKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

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

For the salary of the actuary, the sum of twenty-^four hun- 
dred dollars. 



Appropria- 
tions, life in- 
surance de- 
partments in 
savings banks. 



Actuary. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 131. 95^ 

For the salary of the assistant actuary, the sum of fifteen Assistant 

1 1 1 1 11 " actuary. 

hundred dollars. 

For the salary of tlie medical director, the sum of twenty- Medical 

f, 1 1 1 1 11 director. 

nve hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant medical director, the sum Assistant. 
of six hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the secretary, the sum of fifteen hundred Secretary. 
dollars. 

For the rent of offices, the sum of nineteen hundred and ^"eg"^ 
forty-four dollars. 

For other necessary expenses, a sum not exceeding sixty- Expenses. 
five hundred and fifty-six dollars. 

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

Approved March 7, 1014- 



An Act to authorize the conveyance of a part of the (JJku) 13]^ 
deer hill state reservation to the west cumming- 
ton cemetery corporation. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folluios: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of *-^°rt^of^Dee°r°^ 
Hampshire, in the name and in behalf of the commonwealth, Hiii reserva- 
are hereby authorized to convey to the West Cummhigton cemetery 
Cemetery Corporation, situated in the town of Cumming- ''°'^p°'''**'°°- 
ton, a part of the Deer Hill state reservation, containing 
about three quarters of an acre, and bounded and described 
as follows : — Beginning at the northwesterly corner of the 
cemetery of said corporation, thence north, forty minutes 
east, one hundred feet to a stake; thence south, eighty- 
three degrees, thirty minutes east, three hundred seven feet 
and six inches, more or less, to a stake; thence south, nine- 
teen degrees, thirty-four minutes east, one hundred seventy- 
five feet and six inches, more or less, to the northerly side 
of the county road running in front of said cemetery; thence 
west by said county road sixteen feet to a wall; thence 
northwesterly by said wall to the present rear line of said 
cemetery; and thence by the rear line of said cemetery 
westerly to the point of beginning. 

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

Approved March 7, 191 Ji-. 



96 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 132, 133. 



The Refuge in 
the City of 
Boston may 
transfer its 
property, etc., 
to the Bethesda 
Society. 



Chap. 132 An Act to authorize the refuge in the city of boston 
TO transfer its funds and property to the be- 
thesda society. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Refuge in the City of Boston, a Massa- 
chusetts charitable corporation, is hereby authorized to 
transfer, assign, set over and convey any and all of the funds 
and property held by it, or the income therefrom as the same 
may from time to time accrue, to the Bethesda Society, a 
Massachusetts charitable corporation; and the said Bethesda 
Society is hereby authorized to receive, accept, hold, manage 
and dispose of the same as trustees of said property, in such 
way as it may from time to time deem best for the fulfilment 
of the charitable purposes of the said first named corpora- 
tion. 

Section 2. The Bethesda Society shall for all purposes 
of gift, devise or bequest become the legal successor of The 
Refuge in the City of Boston. 

Section 3. The powers hereby granted shall be exercised 
only in conformity with a decree of the supreme judicial 
court, sitting in equity, in the county of Suffolk, and to be 
entered within one year after the passage of this act. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the votes of the board of directors of each of said cor- 
porations. Approved March 7, 1914. 



The Bethesda 
Society to be 
legal successor 
of The Refuge 
in the City of 
Boston. 

Decree of 
supreme 
judicial court 
required. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Town of 
Saugus Water 
Loan, Act of 
1914. 



Chap. ISS An Act to authorize the town of saugus to make an 

ADDITIONAL WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Saugus, for the purposes speci- 
fied in chapter ninety-one of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and eleven, may issue from time to time notes or 
bonds to an amount not exceeding seventy-five thousand 
dollars in addition to the amount heretofore authorized by 
law to be issued for water supply purposes. Such notes 
or bonds shall be denominated upon the face thereof. Town 
of Saugus Water Loan, Act of 1914; shall be signed by the 
treasurer of the town and countersigned by the water com- 
missioners, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding five 
per cent per annum; and shall be payable by such annual 
payments, beginning not more than one year after the date 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 134, 135. 97 

of each loan, as will extinguish each loan within thirty years 
from its date, and the amount of such annual payment of 
any loan in any year shall not be less than the amount of 
the principal of said loan payable in any subsequent year. 
Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a 
separate loan. The town may sell the said securities at 
public or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as it 
may deem proper, but they shall not be sold for less than 
their par value. 

Section 2. The town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance with section one of this act; and when a vote to that 
effect has been passed, a sum which with the income de- 
rived from water rates will be sufficient to pay the annual 
expense of operating its water works and the interest as it 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, and to 
make such payments on the principal as may be required 
under the provisions of this act, shall without further vote 
be assessed by the assessors of the town annually there- 
after, in the same manner in which other taxes are assessed, 
until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

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

Approved March 7, 1914. 

An Act to provide for sessions in the town of Chap. 134: 

FRAMINGHAM OF THE PROBATE COURT FOR THE COUNTY 
OF MIDDLESEX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The probate court for the county of Middlesex, in addl- sessions of 
tion to the places now authorized by law, shall be held in f^Framrng-'^ 
the town of Framingham at least once in each month in {is^df*'''^' 
which the said court is held at any other place in said county. 

Approved March 7, 19 14. 

An Act relative to assistant assessors in the city of Chav.lo5 

LYNN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Assistant assessors in the city of Lynn, to a Assistant as- 
number not exceeding one for every three thousand taxable Lyn°n?appoint- 
polls and every fractional part of three thousand in excess ^^'^^•^^°- 
of fifteen hundred in said city, as shown by the polls returned 
for the year previous, may be appointed and may be re- 



98 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 136. 



Proviso. moved by the board of assessors for said city: provided, 

hoivever, that the persons ah'eady serving as assistant assess- 
ors of said city shall continue to act in that capacity and 
shall hold their positions as shall those who may hereafter 
be appointed, subject to the power of the board of assessors 
to remove them for reasons stated in writing. The com- 
pensation of said assistant assessors shall be such as shall 
from time to time be fixed by the municipal council of said 
city. 

Repeal. SECTION 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 

herewith are hereby repealed. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 7, 1914. 



Chap. ISQ An Act making appropriations for sundry sinking 

FUNDS AND SERIAL BONDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following sums are hereby appropriated, 
to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the 
ordinary revenue, for the benefit of the following sinkitig 
funds and to provide for the payment of certain serial bonds 
due the present year, to wit : — 

For the Armory Loan Sinking Fund, the sum of thirty- 
four thousand and seventeen dollars. 

For the Medfield Insane Asylum Loan Sinking Fund, the 
sum of fourteen thousand five hundred and forty-two dollars. 

For the Metropolitan Parks Loan Sinking Fund, Boule- 
vards, one half, the sum of twenty-nine thousand and ten 
dollars. 

For the Prisons and Hospitals Loan Sinking Fund, the 
sum of seventy-six thousand three hundred and sixty-three 
dollars. 

For the State Highway Loan Sinking Fund, the sum of 
thirty-nine thousand eight hundred and twenty-three dol- 
lars. 

For the State House Loan Sinking Fund, the sum of 
forty-three thousand seven hundred and thirty-eight dollars. 



Appropria- 
tions, sinking 
funds. 



Armory Loan. 



Medfield In- 
sane Asylum 
Loan. 

Metropolitan 
Parka Loan. 



Prisons and 

Hospitals 

Loan. 



State Highway 
Loan. 



State House 
Loan. 



Serial bonds. 



SERIAL BONDS. 



County Court ^^^ Suffolk Couuty Court House, due March first and 
House. September first, nineteen hundred and fourteen, ten thou- 

sand three hundred thirty-three dollars and thirty-three 
cents. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 137, 138. 99 

For State Highways, due April first and October first, s^te High- 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, one hundred eighty-four 
thousand five hundred dollars. 

For Abolition of Grade Crossings, due November first, Abolition of 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, thirty-four thousand dollars, inga. 

For Armories, due September first, nineteen hundred ^'^orics. 
and fourteen, thirty thousand dollars. 

For the Development of the Port of Boston, due August Development 
first, nineteen hundred and lourteen, seventy-uve thousand Boston. 
dollars. 

For Prisons and Hospitals, due November first, nineteen Prisons and 
hundred and fourteen, fifty-two thousand dollars. °^^^ 

For the Soldiers' Gratuity, due August first, nineteen soWiera' 
hundred and fourteen, fifteen thousand dollars. 

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

Approved March 7, 1914- 

An Act to authorize the city of Worcester to pay a Chap. 1^7 

SUM of money to CATHERINE o'rEILLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester may pay to Catherine cityof 
O'Reilly, who was injured on the seventeenth day of March, pa^yTsuiu™!^^ 
nineteen hundred and thirteen, by being run over by a cathenLe 
vehicle then in use by the fire department of said city, a o'Rei'iy- 
sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, to compensate her 
for the injuries thus sustained. 

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

Approved March 7, WI4. 

An Act relative to the promotion of call men in the nhdYt 138 

FIRE departments OF CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter four hundred and eighty-seven of amendtd ^ '' 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "persons", in the 
seventh line, the words : — then in the call or part call fire 
department, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. Cities Certain caii 
and towns which have a call or part call fire department JfeparTme^nta 
which now is or may hereafter be subject to the civil service pointed to" 
rules may, on the recommendation of the board of engineers fo7™.''°^"* 
of the fire department or of the officer or board having charge 
of the fire department, appoint as members of the permanent 



100 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 139, 140, 141. 



force without civil service examination any persons then 
in the call or part call fire department who have served as 
call men or part call men for five or more successive years: 
Proviso. provided, that such persons are certified by the city or town 

physician to be competent physically for the duty. If there 
is no city or town physician, then the said certification 
shall be made by a physician designated for the purpose by 
the board of engineers or other authority, as aforesaid. 

Amwoved March 7, 1914.- 



Chap. 139 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum 

OF MONEY TO WILLIAM T. McCORMICK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The city of Boston, by vote of the city 
council, approved by the mayor, is hereby authorized to pay 
a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars to William T. 
McCormick, who was injured while in the performance of 
his duty as a member of the fire department of the city. 

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

Approved March 7, 1914- 



City of Boston 
may pay a 
sum of money 
to William T. 
McCormick. 



I 



City of Brock- 
ton may 
appropriate 
money for the 
Brockton 
hospital. 



Chap. 140 An Act rel.\tive to appropriations by the city of 

BROCKTON FOR THE BROCKTON HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Brockton is hereby authorized 
to appropriate a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars a 
year, to be paid to the Brockton Hospital Company toward 
the maintenance and support of the Brockton hospital. 

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

Approved March 7, 1914' 

Chap. 14:1 An Act relative to the issuance of permits and 

LICENSES IN THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The mayor and aldermen and the city 
council of the city of New Bedford may delegate to the city 
clerk of the city, subject to such restrictions as they may im- 
pose, the powers respectively vested in them by the laws of 
the commonwealth to grant licenses, and may respectively 



Granting of 
permits and 
licenses in city 
of New Bed- 
ford regulated. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 142, 143. 101 

regulate the granting of licenses or permits which the mayor 
and aldermen or which the city council are authorized to 
grant by the statutes of the commonwealth, except such as 
may be granted by the mayor and aldermen under the pro- 
visions of chapter one hundred of the Revised Laws and acts 
in amendment thereof or in addition thereto. 

Section 2. So much of any act as is inconsistent here- Repeal. 
with is hereby repealed. 

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

Ajjproved March 7, 1914- 

An Act relative to the submission to the voters in Q]icm.\^2 

THE CITY OF BROCKTON OF THE ACT FOR COMPENSATION 
OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR INJURIES SUSTAINED BY THEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Chapter eight hundred and seven of the acts of the year chap. 807, 
nineteen hundred and thirteen, being an act to provide for to be sub- 
compensating certain public employees for injuries sustained "oters o? 
in the course of their employment, shall be submitted to the n/uu^c*ipyelec- 
voters of the city of Brockton at the annual municipal g'^rrJut^year. 
election in the current year in the manner prescribed in the 
said chapter, the said act not having been submitted to the 
voters of the said city at the annual municipal election in 
the year nineteen hundred and thirteen. 

Api^roved March 7, 1914- 

An Act relative to municipal indebtedness. Chav 143 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter seven hundred and amended.^ ^' 
nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen 
is hereby amended by inserting after the word "towns", 
in the fourth line, the w^ords : — or districts, — and by strik- 
ing out the word "town", in the sixth line, so as to read as 
follows : — Section 2. In this act, unless the context other- Certain terms 
wise requires: "revenue" means receipts from taxes and 
income from all other sources; "majority vote" and "two 
thirds vote", as applied to towns or districts, mean the vote 
of a majority or two thirds of the voters present and voting 
at a meeting duly called, and, as applied to cities, mean 
the vote taken by yeas and nays of a majority or of two 
thirds, as the case may require, of all the members of each 
branch of the city government, where there are two branches, 



defined. 



102 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 143. 



1913, 719, § 3, 
amended. 



Indebtedness 
may be in- 
curred for 
temporary 
loans, etc. 



Payment of 
notes. 



1913, 719, § 6, 
amended. 



Periods within 
which debts 
shall be pay- 
able. 



Proviso. 



or of all the members where there is a single branch of the 
city government, or of a majority or two thirds of the com- 
missioners where the city government consists of a com- 
mission; and in every case subject to the approval of the 
mayor, where such approval is required by the charter of 
the city. 

Section 2. Section three of said chapter seven hundred 
and nineteen is hereby amended by striking out the words 
"and watch", in the first line, and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — light, watch, and improvement, — and by 
striking out the words "not exceeding", in the sixth line, 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — which for cities 
and towns shall not exceed, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 3. Cities and towns, and fire, water, light, watch, 
and improvement districts, so-called, may, by a majority 
vote, incur debt for temporary loans in anticipation of the 
revenue of the financial year in which the debt is incurred 
and expressly made payable therefrom by such vote, and 
may issue a note or notes therefor to an amount which for 
cities and towns shall not exceed in the aggregate the total 
tax levy of the preceding financial year, together with the 
bank, corporation and street railway tax received during 
the preceding financial year, exclusive of special or addi- 
tional assessments or revenue from any other source except 
payments made by the commonwealth in lieu of taxes on 
account of property taken for institutions or for metropolitan 
district purposes. Such notes shall be payable, and shall 
be paid, not later than one year from the date thereof, and 
shall not be renewed or paid by the issue of new notes, except 
as is provided in section nine. 

Section 3. The last paragraph of section six of said 
chapter seven hundred and nineteen is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word " act", in the sixth line, the words: — 
provided, hoivever, that debts mentioned in clause (1) of this 
section shall be payable as provided for in sections three, 
four and nine of this act, — so that said paragraph will read 
as follows : — Debts for all of the purposes mentioned in 
this section shall be payable within the periods above speci- 
fied from the date of the first issue of bonds or notes on 
account thereof, and may be incurred in accordance with 
the provisions of existing law, except in so far as the same 
are inconsistent with the provisions of this act: provided, 
hoivever, that debts mentioned in clause (1) of this section 
shall be payable as provided for in sections three, four 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 143. 103 

and nine of this act. All other debts hereafter incurred by other debts to 
a city or town shall be reckoned in determining its limit of wltirin debt 
indebtedness, and debts authorized under the provisions of ''°"*' "*"• 
this section, except for temporary loans, may be incurred 
only by a vote of two thirds of the voters present and vot- 
ing, or of two thirds of all the members of a city council or 
other governing body, taken by yeas and nays, and subject 
to the approval of the mayor, if such approval is required by 
the charter of the city. 

Section 4, Section eight of said chapter seven hundred amended ^ ^' 
and nineteen is hereby amended by striking out the word 
"nine", in the tw^elfth line, and inserting in place thereof 
the word: — ten, — so as to read as follows: — Section S. i^sue of bonds, 

, ' ^ , , notes, etc. 

A city or town which has authorized a debt to be mcurred 
Avithin the limitations as to amount and time of payment 
prescribed by this act may issue bonds, notes or certificates 
of indebtedness therefor, properly denominated on the face 
thereof, signed by its treasurer, and, if issued b}^ a city, 
countersigned by its mayor, unless its charter otherwise 
provides, or if issued by a town, countersigned by a majority 
of its selectmen, and by any other officers, boards or com- 
missioners of a city or town whose counter-signatures may 
be required by law, at such rate of interest as may be deemed 
proper, and such city or town may, except as provided in 
section ten, sell such bonds, notes or certificates of indebted- 
ness at not less than par, at public or private sale, or may 
use the same in payment of such debts: iwovided, however, Proviso, 
that if the amount of the annual payment and the period 
of the loan are not specified by the vote authorizing the 
debt to be incurred, the officers authorized to issue bonds or 
notes therefor may issue the same subject to the provisions 
and limitations of this act. The auditor or similar officer in Duties of 
cities, and the town accountant in towns having such an *'®'^*'°° **''^- 
officer, and the treasurer in all other tow^ns shall, not later 
than May first of each year, notify the board of assessors in 
w'riting of the amount of debt falling due during the current 
financial year, the sinking fund requirements, if any, and 
what provision has been made for meeting such require- 
ments; and the board shall make such provision for meeting 
said debt and sinking fund requirements in the tax levy of 
that year as in its judgment may be necessary. 

Section 5. Section nine of said chapter seven hundred amended.^ ^' 
and nineteen is hereby amended by striking out the words 
"or town", in the first and fourth lines, and inserting in 



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Acts, 1914. — Chap. 144. 



Temporary 
loan may be 
made for 
period not 
exceeding one 
year, etc. 



Provisos. 



place thereof, in each Instance, the words: — town or dis- 
trict, — and by adding at the end of said section the words: — 
liroddcd, however, that the period from the date of issue of 
the original loan and the date of maturity of the refunding 
loan shall be not more than one year; and yrovided, further, 
that no notes shall be refunded under the provisions of 
this section except under the authority of such vote as is 
required for the original borrowing, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 9. If a city, town or district votes to issue 
bonds, notes or certificates of indebtedness in accordance 
with the provisions of law, the officers authorized to issue 
the same may, in the name of such city, town or district, 
make a temporary loan for a period of not more than one 
year in anticipation of the money to be derived from the 
sale of such bonds, notes or certificates of indebtedness 
and may issue notes therefor; but the time within which 
such securities shall become due and payable shall not be 
extended by reason of the making of such temporary loan 
beyond the time fixed in the vote authorizing the issue of 
such bonds, notes or certificates of indebtedness; and notes 
issued under the provisions of this section and of sections 
three and four of this act for a shorter period than one year 
may be refunded by the issue of other notes maturing within 
the required period: provided, hoicever, that the period from 
the date of issue of the original loan and the date of ma- 
turity of the refunding loan shall be not more than one year; 
and provided, further, that no notes shall be refunded under 
the provisions of this section except under the authority of 
such vote as is required for the original borrowing. 
Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 7, 1914. 



Chap. 1^4 An Act to authorize the city of lynn to pay a pension 

TO JOHN FOX. 



City of Lynn 
may pay a 
pension to 
John Fox. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn is hereby authorized to 
pay to John Fox, who was an employee of the city for thirty- 
eight years and retired from the service of the city on ac- 
count of blindness in the year nineteen hundred and eight, 
the same annual pension to which he would be entitled if 
the city of Lynn had accepted the provisions of chapter five 
hundred and three of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and twelve, relative to pensioning laborers in the employ 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 145, 146. 105 

of cities and towns, while the said Fox was in the employ- 
ment of the city. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajyproved March 9, 1914- 

An Act to incorporate the Suffolk law school. Chav 145 
Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Gleason L. Archer, Thomas J. Boynton, Suffolk Uiw 
Wilmot R. Evans, Junior, James H. Vahey, Sumner Robin- porS"""" 
son, Charles W. Bartlett, Joseph F. O'Connell, and their 
successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of 
the Suffolk Law School for the purpose hereinafter named. 
Said corporation shall consist of seven members only and 
shall have power to fill vacancies within itself. Four of the 
members shall be members of the Massachusetts bar. The May take over 
corporation is hereby empowered to take over the property erty'!'" '^'^°^" 
of the corporation known as the Suffolk School of Law 
located in Tremont Temple in the city of Boston. 

Section 2. The purpose of the said corporation shall be Powers and 
to furnish instruction in law, and for this purpose it may ''"*""'• 
appoint such teachers and lecturers and adopt such forms of 
organization, by-laws, regulations and methods of adminis- 
tration as it may deem advisable. The corporation shall 
provide suitable offices, library and lecture halls, and shall 
pay the expenses of maintaining the said school, devoting 
its income to that end. 

Section 3. The course of instruction furnished by the May grant 
corporation shall occupy not less than four years, and to '^'^sree, etc. 
students of the school, properly accredited and recommended 
by a majority of the faculty of the school, the corporation 
may grant the degree of Bachelor of Laws. 

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

Ayiwoved March 10, 1914. 

An Act relative to summary process for the posses- /^z,^^ ^a^ 

SION OF land. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and ^^J;;^^^' ^ ^• 
eighty-one of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out the words "if the court of land registration has en- 
tered a decree for confirmation and registration of the title 
to land", in the sixth and seventh lines, and by adding at 



106 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 147. 



Persons en- 
titled to 
summary 
process. 



the end thereof the following : — A person in whose favor 
the land court has entered a decree for confirmation and 
registration of his title to land may also recover possession 
thereof as hereinafter provided, except in cases where the 
person in possession or any person under whom he claims 
has erected buildings or improvements on the land, and the 
land has been actually held and possessed by him or by those 
under whom he claims for six years next before the date of 
said decree or was held at the date of said decree under a 
title which he had reason to believe to be good, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 1. If a forcible entry into land 
or tenements has been made, if a peaceable entry has been 
made and the possession is unlawfully held by force, if the 
lessee of land or tenements or a person holding under him 
holds possession without right after the determination of a 
lease by its own limitation or by notice to quit or otherviise, 
or if a mortgage of land has been foreclosed by a sale under 
a power therein contained or otherwise, the person entitled 
to the land or tenements may recover possession thereof as 
hereinafter provided. A person in whose favor the land 
court has entered a decree for confirmation and registration 
of his title to land may also recover possession thereof as 
hereinafter provided, except in cases where the person in 
possession or any person under whom he claims has erected 
buildings or improvements on the land, and the land has 
been actually held and possessed by him or by those under 
whom he claims for six years next before the date of said 
decree or was held at the date of said decree under a title 
which he had reaso'n to believe to be good. 
Section 2. This act shall take eflfect upon its passage. 

Api^roved March 11, 1914- 



Chap. 147 An Act to authorize the park commissioners of Lex- 
ington TO LEASE A PART OF BUCKMAN TAVERN PARK TO 
THE LEXINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The park commissioners of the town of Lex- 
ington are hereby authorized to lease to the Lexington His- 
torical Society, for the uses and purposes for which the so- 
ciety is incorporated, the building known as the Buckman 
Tavern and such part of Buckman Park in which the build- 
ing stands as may be required for its proper maintenance, 
for such time and on such terms and conditions as the com- 



Certain prop- 
erty in Lexing- 
ton may bo 
leased to the 
Lexington 
Historical So- 
ciety. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 148, 149. 107 

missionors deem expedient but in accordance with the votes 
of the town relating thereto, passed May fifteenth, in the 
year nineteen hundred and thirteen. 

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

A])provcd March 11, 1914- 

An Act to authorize the city of ciiicopee to pay a sum (jhnnj 148 

OF money to the widow of WILLIAM THOMPSON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Chicopee is hereby authorized to cityof chic- 
pay a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars to the widow l^suz^of ^^^ 
of William Thompson, a police officer who died while in the ^^lo^^o^*^" 
service of the city on the twenty-first day of May in the year wiiuam 
nineteen hundred and thirteen. 

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

ApiJwvcd March 11, 191 4. 

An Act relative to the city messenger of the city of nhn^ 14Q 

holyoke. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as ] allows: 

Section fifteen of chapter four hundred and thirty-eight of '^^^-^^fj ^ '^• 
the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-six is hereby 
amended by inserting at the beginning of the third line the 
word : — and, — by striking out the words " and a city mes- 
senger", in the same line, and by inserting after the word 
"taxes", in the eleventh line, the words: — a city messen- 
ger, — so as to read as follows: — Section 15. The board of Board of aider- 
aldermen shall annually in the month of January elect by certain officers 
ballot a city auditor and a city physician, each of whom shall ^ * ***' "*" 
hold his office for the term of one year beginning with the 
first Monday in February in the year of his election and until 
his successor is elected and qualified, unless sooner removed. 
Said board of aldermen shall also in the month of January 
in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, and in the 
month of January in every third year thereafter, elect by 
ballot a collector of taxes, a city messenger, and a city 
almoner, each of whom shall hold his office for the term of 
three years beginning with the first ]\Ionday in February in 
the year of his election and until his successor is elected and 
qualified, unless sooner removed. Said board of aldermen 
shall also annually in the month of January elect by ballot 
one assessor of taxes, one water commissioner, and one over- 



108 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 150, 151. 



Proviso. 



Vacancies. 



seer of the poor, each of whom shall hold his office for the 
term of three years beginning with the first Monday in Feb- 
ruary in the year of his election and until his successor is 
Removals, etc. clcctcd and qualified, unless sooner removed. Any of said 
officers may be removed at any time by the board of alder- 
men for sufficient cause. The present city physician, assess- 
ors of taxes, water commissioners, and overseers of the poor 
shall continue to hold their respective offices, unless sooner 
removed, for the term of two years from the first Monday in 
February in the year following their election: provided, hmv- 
eder, that the water commissioner elected in the year eighteen 
hundred and ninety-six to fill a vacancy shall continue to 
hold his office, unless sooner removed, until the first Monday 
in February in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-seven. 
Vacancies in city offices, where no other provision is made 
for filling the same, shall be filled by the election or appoint- 
ment of a successor in the same manner as the previous in- 
cumbent was elected or appointed, and the person elected or 
appointed to fill the vacancy shall hold his office for the 
remainder of the term during which his predecessor would 
have been entitled to hold the same. 

Approved March 11, 1914- 

Chap.150 An Act to authorize the city of taunton to raise 

MONEY FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE TWO HUNDRED AND 
SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS SETTLEMENT AS A 
TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Taunton is authorized to raise 
by taxation a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars for 
the purpose of celebrating during the year nineteen hundred 
and fourteen the two hundred and seventy-fifth anniversary 
of its settlement as a town, and of publishing an account of 
the proceedings of such celebration. 

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

Approved March 11, 1914- 

Chap.151 An Act relative to the signing of bonds and notes 

issued BY the CHELMSFORD WATER DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section five of chapter six hundred and forty- 
one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen is 
hereby amended by striking out the word "town", in the 



City of Taun- 
ton may raise 
money for 
celebrating 
anniversary, 
etc. 



1913, 641, § 5, 
amended. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 152. 109 

sixteenth line, and inserting in place thereof the word : — 
district, — so as to read as follows: — Section 5. Said dis- Chelmsford 

, . , I. , 1 (• • j^i 1 Water District 

tnct, tor the purpose oi paynig the necessary expenses and Loan, Act of 
liabilities incurred under the provisions of this act, may ^^^^• 
issue from time to time bonds or notes to an amount not 
exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars. Such bonds or 
notes shall bear on their face the words, Chelmsford Water 
District Loan, Act of 1913; shall be payable by such annual 
payments, beginning not more than one year after their 
respective dates, as will extinguish each loan v.^ithin thirty 
years from its date; and the amount of such annual pay- 
ment of any loan in any year shall not be less than the 
amount of the principal of said loan payable in any subse- 
quent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall 
constitute a separate loan. Said bonds or notes shall bear 
interest at a rate not exceeding five per cent per annum, pay- 
able semi-annually, and shall be signed by the treasurer of 
the district and countersigned by a majority of the water 
commissioners hereinafter provided for. The district may 
sell the said securities at public or private sale, upon such 
terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but they shall 
not be sold for less than their par value, and the proceeds 
shall be used only for the purposes herein specified. The 
town of Chelmsford may, at its annual towTi meeting or at 
any legal meeting called for the purpose, guarantee the pay- 
ment of such bonds or notes. 

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

Approved March 11, 1914- 

An Act to authorize the west and south water supply Chap.152 

DISTRICT of acton TO MAKE AN ADDITIONAL WATER 
LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The West and South Water Supply District wfter^'supply*^ 
of Acton, established by chapter three hundred and twenty- ?'f™\vlter 
six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, for Loan, Act of 
the purpose of laying additional pipes and making extensions 
of its water service, may issue bonds or notes signed by the 
treasurer of the district and countersigned by the water 
commissioners, to be denominated on the face thereof. West 
and South Water Supply District of Acton, Water Loan, 
Act of 1914, to an amount not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars in addition to the amount heretofore authorized to 



no Acts, 1914. — Chap. 153. 

be issued by said district. Said bonds or notes shall consti- 
tute a single loan. They shall be payable by sucli annual 
payments, beginning not more than one year after the date 
thereof, as will extinguish the loan within thirty years from 
its date; and the amount of the annual payment of the loan 
in any year shall not be less than the amount of the prin- 
cipal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. The said 
bonds or notes shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding five 
per cent per annum, payable semi-annually. The district 
may sell the said securities at public or private sale upon 
such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but they 
shall not be sold for less than their par value. 
i^tn""^"*"^ Section 2. The said district shall, at the time of au- 

thorizing said loan, provide for the payment thereof in ac- 
cordance with section one of this act; and when a vote to 
that effect has been passed, a sum which with the income 
derived from water rates will be sufficient to pay the annual 
expenses of operating its water works and the interest as it 
accrues on the securities issued as aforesaid by the district, 
and to make such payments on the principal as may be re- 
quired under the provisions of this act, shall, without fur- 
ther vote, be assessed by the assessors of the town, in the 
same manner in which taxes are assessed, under the provi- 
sions of said chapter three hundred and twenty-six, until 
the debt incurred by said loan is extinguished. 

Section 3. If any portion of said loan is used or ex- 
pended within that part of the district described in section 
thirteen of said chapter three hundred and twenty-six, then 
the amount so used or expended shall be subject to the con- 
ditions, requirements, obligations and provisions of said 
section during the remainder of the period of ten years therein 
specified. 

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

Approved March 11, 1914- 

Chap. 163 An Act to AUTiiORizE the city of lowell to acquire 

AND rent suitable STRUCTURES FOR A MUNICIPAL 
MARKET. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sa^ac^'ire"" Section 1. The city of Lowell is hereby authorized to 
property for a take land and buildings, or to acquire the same by purchase 
market. or othcrwisc, or to build structures on land owned or ac- 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 154, 155. Ill 

quired by the said city, and to rent any such land or struc- 
tures for use as a municipal market. 

Section 2. The damages occasioned by the taking of Damages, 
lands, easements or rights under the authority of this act 
shall be determined in the same manner as in the case of 
the taking of land for highway purposes. 

Section 3. This act shall be submitted to the voters of ni1tt!S to^"''' 
the city of Lowell at the annual state election in the current l"^^^(^^^ ^*^*''^ 
year, and shall take effect upon its acceptance by a majority 
of the voters voting thereon. The question shall be sub- 
mitted upon the official ballot in the following 
form: "Shall the city of Lowell acquire or rent 
suitable structures for a municipal market?" 



Apj^roved March 11, 1914- 



An Act to authorize the city of Cambridge to pay a Chav.154: 

SUM OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF CLARENCE W. AYER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as JoUoivs: 

Section 1. The city of Cambridge is hereby authorized brkTge^n?aT" 
to pay to Grace Stanwood Aver, widow of Clarence W. Ayer, p^y a sym of 

p 1 PI I'll monf^y t« the 

a sum 01 money equal to the amount oi salary to which he ^'''0"'°^^ 
would have been entitled as librarian of the Cambridge pub- Ayer. 
lie library had he lived until the end of the month in which 
his death occurred. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 11, 1914- 

An Act relative to the giving of bonds in blasting (7/^^^) 155 
operations. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter three hundred and ion. 325 §i, 

/•PI PI • 1111 attended. 

twenty-nve of the acts of the year nmeteen hundred and 
eleven is hereby amended by inserting at the end of the first 
sentence the following: — provided, however, that the chief 
of the district police or the official granting the permits may 
determine a single and blanket bond in a penal sum not 
exceeding fifteen thousand dollars to be sufficient to cover 
the risk of damage from all blasting operations of the appli- 
cant, either under the permit so issued, or under future per- 
mits to use explosives in blasting operations, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 1. Before the issue of a permit Giving of 

.... PI 11 nonds in 

to use an explosive in the blasting of rock or any other sub- biaating opera- 



112 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 156. 

stance as prescribed by the detective and fire inspection 
department of the district pohce, the apphcant for the per- 
mit shall file with the clerk of the city or town in which the 
blasting is to be done, a bond running to the city or town 
with a surety or sureties approved by the treasurer thereof, 
for such penal sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars as 
the chief of the district police or the official granting the per- 
mit shall determine to be necessary in order to cover the risk 
Proviso. or damage that might ensue from the blasting: provided, 

however, that the chief of the district police or the official 
granting the permits may determine a single and blanket 
bond in a penal sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars 
to be sufficient to cover the risk of damage from all blasting 
operations of the applicant, either under the permit so issued, 
or under future permits to use explosives in blasting opera- 
tions. The bond shall be conditioned upon the payment of 
any loss, damage or injury resulting to persons or property 
by reason of the use or keeping of said explosive. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 11, 1914- 

Chap.l5Q An Act to authorize the city of Cambridge to incur 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE PAYMENT OF SALARIES OF SCHOOL 
TEACHERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Teachers' Section 1. The city of Cambridge, for the purpose of 

Act'of i9°4°' P^yi'tig the increase in the salaries of school teachers of the 
public schools of that city, in compliance with chapter eight 
hundred and four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and thirteen, may incur indebtedness to an amount not ex- 
ceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars, and may from time 
to time issue bonds or notes therefor to be denominated on 
the face thereof. School Teachers' Salary Loan, Act of 1914. 
Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the treasurer of the 
city and countersigned by the mayor, shall bear interest at a 
rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 
and shall be paid by such annual payments, beginning not 
more than one year after the date thereof, as will extinguish 
each loan within five years from its date; and the amount 
of such annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be 
less than the amount of the principal of the loan payable in 
any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of notes or 
bonds shall constitute a separate loan. The city may sell 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 157. 113 

such securities at public or private sale or pledge the same 
for money borrowed for the purposes aforesaid, upon such 
terms and conditions as it may deem proper: lyrovided, that Proviso, 
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 therefor 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. 

Aiyprovcd March 12, 1014- 



An Act to authorize the granting of permits for the p/,„^, i cy 

TAKING OF SMELTS IN ROWLEY WATERS DURING THE CLOSE ^ ' 

SEASON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1. The selectmen of the town of Rowley may Taking of 

. . , , • , • e ' 1 A. Jxij-l* e 1j_ smelts in Row- 

grant permits to citizens or said town tor the taking or smelts ley waters 
in Rowley waters in the close season, between the fifteenth '"''suiated. 
day of March and the fifteenth day of April, both dates in- 
clusive. Such permits shall prescribe the time and method 
of so taking smelts and the selectmen may make such other 
regulations in regard to such taking as they may deem ex- 
pedient: lyrovided, that the fish so taken shall be in quanti- Proviso, 
ties not exceeding thirty-six fish in any one day by any one 
person, and the fish shall not be sold or offered for sale at 
any time. 

Section 2. The board of commissioners on fisheries and Regulations. 
1 1 I'll- *'** • ^'^y "^ 

game may alter or annul any rule, regulation or by-law in altered or 

relation to the taking of smelts under this act, if in its opinion 

the same is prejudicial to the maintenance of the fisheries. 

Section 3. Any person not authorized by the selectmen penalty. 
of the said town, as above provided, who shall fish in the said 
waters at any time during the close season, and any person 
who violates any provision of this act, shall be liable to a 
fine of one dollar for each fish in respect to which the viola- 
tion occurs. 

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

Approved March 13, 1914- 



114 



Acts, 1914. — Cpiaps. 158, 159, 160. 



R. L. 4, § 5, 
amended. 



Private secre- 
tary to the 
governor, 
appointment, 
etc. 



1908, 507, § 1, 
amended. 



Chap. 158 An Act relative to the salary of the private secre- 
tary OF THE GOVERNOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section five of chapter four of the Revised 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out the words " twenty- 
five hundred dollars", at the end thereof, and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — four thousand dollars, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 5. The governor may ap- 
point a private secretary who shall hold office during the 
pleasure of the governor and shall receive an annual salary 
of four thousand dollars. 

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

Aiyproved March 16, 1914. 

Chap. 159 An Act relative to the title and salary of the clerk 

OF THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter five hundred and 
seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight is 
hereby amended by striking out the words "a clerk of the 
executive department of the commonwealth", in the second 
and third fines, and inserting in place thereof the words: — 
an assistant private secretary to the governor, — and by 
striking out the words "twelve hundred", in the fifth and 
sixth lines, and inserting in place thereof the words : — two 
thousand, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The 
governor, wth the advice and consent of the council, may 
appoint an assistant private secretary to the governor, who 
shall hold office during the pleasure of the governor and shall 
receive such compensation for his services, not exceeding 
two thousand dollars a year, as the governor and council 
may determine. 

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

Ayyroved March 16, 1914- 

Chap. 160 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses OF CERTAIN RECESS COMMITTEES APPOINTED TO 
SIT DURING THE YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
^PPgX'iit'*"'^ Section 1. A sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand 
r^esfcSm-'''" ^"^^ huudrcd doUars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out 

mittees. 



Assistant pri- 
vate secretary 
to the gov- 
ernor, appoint- 
ment, etc. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 161, 162. 115 

of the treasury of the commonwealth, for salaries and ex- 
penses of the members of the special committee appointed 
to sit during the recess of the general court in the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen to investigate the circum- 
stances surrounding women and children; also of the mem- 
bers of the special committee appointed to sit during the 
recess of the general court in the year nineteen hundred 
and thirteen to investigate the present means and methods 
employed in checking the spread of tuberculosis, as au- 
thorized by chapter thirteen of the resolves of the present 
year. 

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

Ai^yroved March 16, 1914- 

An Act relative to the maximuim enlisted strength (^/^^^j j^gj^ 
OF the volunteer militia. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Whenever, in any regiment of infantry, Maximum en- 
squadron of cavalry, battalion of field artillery or corps of miifuaTpro- 
of cadets, enlisted men are by the orders of the commanding ^JcreLl°' 
officer permanently detailed away from their companies, 
the commander-in-chief may authorize the maximum en- 
listed strength of such companies to be increased by the 
number of men so permanently detailed. If the necessity Reduction of 
for which such enlisted men were detailed has ceased to ifated^str'^ng^h. 
exist, they shall be returned to their respective companies 
and the maximum enlisted strength of such companies may 
be reduced by the commander-in-chief by the number of 
enlisted men so returned. 

Section 2. In computing the attendance at rendezvous Attendance, 
drills, men so permanently detailed shall not be included 
in the maximum enlisted strength of the company. 

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

Approved March 16, 1014- 

An Act to authorize the city of springfield to repay Chap. 162 

CERTAIN SEWER ENTRANCE FEES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Springfield is hereby authorized ^if^ n^ay"""^' 
to repay so much of such sewer entrance fees or assessments repay certain 

., ., , , ,, . n sower entrance 

as it has received or collected under and by virtue oi an fees. 
order of its board of aldermen passed July eighth, in the 



116 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 163. 



Repayment of 
excess. 



year nineteen hundred and twelve, as will exceed in amount 
the entrance fees which it should have received or collected 
under and by virtue of an order passed by its board of alder- 
men on December twenty-third, in the year nineteen hundred 
and twelve, and approved by its mayor on December twenty- 
fourth, in the year nineteen hundred and twelve. 

Section 2. The mayor and aldermen of said city may, 
by order, authorize the city treasurer to repay the excess 
of any amount paid to the city over the amount which 
should have been paid as provided in the preceding sec- 
tion, and said excess shall be paid by the city treasurer 
from the appropriation for sewers and drains, or from any 
other money as directed in said order, to the persons for 
whom such payments were made, or to their legal repre- 
sentatives. Approved March 16, 1914. 

C hap. 16S An Act to authorize the city of salem to incur in- 
debtedness FOR PLACING WIRES UNDERGROUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of complying with the pro- 
visions of chapter four hundred and forty-eight of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and ten, in so far as the said 
chapter applies to the police and fire alarm systems of the 
city of Salem, either in the territory designated in section 
two of the said chapter or in such other streets or parts of 
streets as may be deemed expedient by the city council of 
the said city, the city of Salem is hereby authorized to borrow 
the sum of fifty thousand dollars, and may from time to 
time issue bonds or notes therefor, payable at periods not 
exceeding ten years from their respective dates of issue. 
Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a 
separate loan. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the 
treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the city council; 
shall be denominated on the face thereof, Salem Under- 
ground Wire Loan, Act of 1914; and shall bear interest at 
a rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually. The city may sell the said securities 
at public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as 
it may deem proper; but they shall not be sold for less 
than their par value and the proceeds shall be used only 
for the purpose herein specified. 

Section 2. The said city shall, at the time of maldng 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in such 



Salem Under- 
ground Wire 
Loan, Act of 
1914. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 164, 165. 117 

annual payments, beginning not more than one year after 
the date of each respective issue of such bonds or notes, as 
will extinguish the same within the time prescribed by this 
act; and the amount of such annual payment of any loan 
in any year shall not be less than the amount of the prin- 
cipal of said loan payable in any subsequent year. When a 
vote to that effect has been passed, a sum sufficient to pay 
the interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as 
aforesaid, and to make such payments on the principal as 
may be required under the provisions of this act shall, with- 
out further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the city 
annually thereafter, in the same manner in which other 
taxes are assessed, until the debt incurred by the said loan 
or loans is extinguished. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon Its passage. 

Ayyroved March 16, 1914. 



An Act to prohibit the defacing of toilet appliances Chap.164: 

IN INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Whoever wilfully destroys, defaces, injures or defiles any Penalty for 
toilet appliances provided in any place of employment shall toiiet'appu-'' ' 
be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars. tHafestabifsh-' 

Apjwoved March 16, 1914. °""'*'' 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of qJku) iq^ 
the westborough state hospital. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoios: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Westborough 
priated, for the maintenance of the Westborough state hos- malntenlMe.' 
pital, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of Novem- 
ber, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 

From the receipts of said hospital noM' in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, eighty thousand one hundred forty-three 
dollars and forty cents; and from the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred fifty-one thousand five hundred fifty-six dollars and 
sixty cents. 

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

Approved March 16, 1914' 



118 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 166, 167, 168. 



Chap. 166 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE FOXBOROUGH STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

^ate*hMp1tai Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
maintenance.' priated, for the maintenance of the Foxborough state hos- 
pital, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of Novem- 
ber, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit: — 

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

Approved March 16, 1914- 

Chap. 167 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE NORFOLK STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^oTpu^i.^main- SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
tenance. priatcd, for the maintenance of the Norfolk state hospital, 

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

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of three hundred fifty-nine dol- 
lars and thirty-three cents; and from the treasury of the 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-nine thousand six hundred ninety dollars 
and sixty-seven cents. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 16, 1914- 

Chap. 168 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE WORCESTER STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^Ti^taiTmd^ Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
tenance.' priatcd, for the maintenance of the Worcester state hospital, 

for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 

nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 169, 170. 119 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of the 
commonwealth, the sum of sixty-five thousand one hundred 
thirty dollars and fifty-two cents; and from the treasury of 
the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred ninety-seven thousand three hundred 
sixty-nine dollars and forty-eight cents. 

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

Ajjprovcd March 16, IOI4. 



An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of Chav.lQ9 

THE MEDFIELD STATE ASYLUM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- MedSeid state 
priated, for the maintenance of the Medfield state asylum, tenance'. '"^*'^' 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 

From the receipts of said asylum now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of fourteen thousand one hun- 
dred seventy-one dollars and forty-one cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding three hundred seventy-three thousand 
five hundred twelve dollars and fifty-nine cents. 

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

Aiyprovcd March 16, 1914- 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance nhny 170 

OF THE NORTHAMPTON STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Northampton 
priated, for the maintenance of the Northampton state maintenance'' 
hospital, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of fifty-one thousand six hun- 
dred sixty-five dollars and seventy-five cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred forty-five thousand one 
hundred thirty-four dollars and twenty-five cents. 

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

Approved March 16, 1914- 



120 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 171, 172, 173. 

Chap. 171 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE DAN\'ERS STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

£)tprtoi! ma^in- Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
tenance. priatecl, foF the maintenance of the Danvers state hospital, 

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

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of fiftj-nine thousand sixty- 
nine dollars and sixty-eight cents; and from the treasury 
of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred ninety-five thousand nine hundred 
thirty dollars and thirty-two cents. 

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

Apijroved March 16, 1914. 

Chap. 172 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance 

of the monson state hospital. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folhivs: 

ho°sp1trirma!n- Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
tenance. priatcd, for the maintenance of the Monson state hospital, 

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

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of sixteen thousand three hun- 
dred seven dollars and seventy-eight cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred and fifteen thousand 
fifty-five dollars and twenty-two cents. 

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

Ayinoved March 16, 1914- 

Chap.173 An Act to authorize the city of brockton to make an 
additional surface drainage loan. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Brockton j|ur- Section 1. In addition to the sums already authorized 

Loan, Act of for the purposes stated in chapter three hundred and nine 

of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, 

the city of Brockton is hereby authorized to issue from time 

to time bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding fifty 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 174. 121 

thousand dollars outside its statutory limit of indebtedness. 
Such bonds or notes shall be denominated on their face, 
Brockton Surface Drainage Loan, Act of 1914, shall be 
payable at the expiration of periods not exceeding thirty 
years from their respective dates of issue, and shall bear 
interest at a rate not exceeding four and one half per cent 
per annum. The city may sell the said securities at public 
or private sale, at not less than their par value, upon such 
terms and conditions as it may deem proper, and shall 
provide for the payment thereof by such annual payments 
as will extinguish the same at maturity. The first of such ^1^""®°* "^ 
annual payments shall be made not later than one year 
after the date of the bonds or notes issued therefor, and the 
amount of such annual payment in any year shall not be 
less than the amount of the principal payable in any sub- 
sequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes 
shall constitute a separate loan. 

Section 2. The provisions of chapter seven hundred ^^u[hoHtyof 
and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and j^iecity not 

I'll! 1 1 i'i l""'tea by 

thirteen shall apply to the mdebtedness hereby authorized, this act. 
except as is otherwise provided herein, and to the securities 
issued therefor. Nothing contained in this act, or in any 
prior general or special legislation authorizing the city of 
Brockton to borrow money or issue bonds for surface drain- 
age purposes, shall be deemed to limit the authority of the 
said city to borrow money for the purposes specified in such 
acts and to issue bonds or notes therefor under the pro- 
visions of chapter seven hundred and nineteen of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, or otherwise, in 
the same manner and to the same extent as if the special 
authority therefor contained in the said special acts had not 
been granted. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Apijroved March 16, 1914- 

An Act to provide for the training of teachers for nhnj^ 174 

STATE-AIDED VOCATIONAL AND CONTINUATION SCHOOLS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Any city, town, or district composed of ciassea may be 
cities and towns may, with the approval of the board of for training 
education, through its school committee or other board of vocational and 
trustees for vocational education, establish classes for the schodsTetc" 
training of teachers for continuation and vocational schools 



122 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 175, 176. 

established and maintained under the provisions of chapter 
four hundred and seventy-one of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and eleven, or chapter one hundred and six 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, and 
of chapter eight hundred and five of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen. Such classes shall be 
maintained under the provisions of, and subject to all the 
conditions, not inconsistent with this act, of chapter four 
hundred and seventy-one of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and eleven. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

AjJi^rovcd March 16, 1914- 

Chap.175 An Act to authorize the first church in boston to 

HOLD additional REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 
The First Section 1. The First Church in Boston, incorporated by 

Church in Bos- i • t ^ i>-nxi'i •! 

ton may hold spccial act on the third day oi March m the year eighteen 

and personal' hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby authorized to hold real 

estate. ^^^^ personal estate, exclusive of its meeting-house, to an 

amount that shall not exceed in its annual income the sum 

of twenty-five thousand dollars. 

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

Approved March 16, 1914- 

Chap. 17 6 An Act relative to the granting of fishing privileges 

IN the TAUNTON GREAT RIVER AND TO THE APPOINTMENT 
OF FISH WARDENS BY THE CITY OF FALL RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
City of Fall SECTION 1. The city of Fall River may sell at public 

River may sell . . '' . . pi- iij 

fishing privi- auctiou or at private sale the privilege oi taking shad and 

ton^Great'river. alcwivcs in the Tauutou Great river or other fishing privi- 
leges therein if the city by its city council so votes. The sale 
of said privileges shall be made in such manner as the city 
council shall prescribe. 

Fish wardens. SECTION 2. Said city of Fall River may, by vote of the 
city council, choose certain fish wardens in pursuance of the 
powers granted to it under chapter four hundred and one 
of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and fifty-five. 

Repeal. SECTION 3. All provisious of Said chapter four hundred 

and one inconsistent herewith, in so far as they affect the 
city of Fall River, are hereby repealed. 

Approved March 16, 1914- 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 177. 123 



An Act relative to the control of ophthalmia neona- Chap. 177 

TORUM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section forty-nine of chapter seventy-five of the Revised ^c.^amended. 
Laws, as amended by section one of chapter two hundred 
and fifty-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
five, by chapter four hundred and eighty of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and seven, and by chapter two hun- 
dred and sixty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and ten, is hereby further amended by inserting after the 
word "necessary", in the twenty-second Une, the words: — 
including, so far as may be possible, consultation with an 
oculist and the employment of a trained nurse, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 49. A householder who knows Householder to 
that a person in his family or house is sick of smallpox, boa°rd'of'heaith 
diphtheria, scarlet fever or any other infectious or contagious dlngeroua 
disease declared by the state board of health to be dangerous diseases. 
to the public health shall forthwith give notice thereof to 
the board of health of the city or town in which he dwells. 
Upon the death, recovery or removal of such person, the 
householder shall disinfect to the satisfaction of the board 
such rooms of his house and articles therein as, in the opinion 
of the board, have been exposed to infection or contagion. 
Should one or both eyes of an infant become inflamed, swollen 
and red, and show an unnatural discharge at any time within 
two weeks after its birth, it shall be the duty of the nurse, 
relative or other attendant having charge of such infant to 
report in writing within six hours thereafter, to the board of 
health of the city or town in which the parents of the infant 
reside, the fact that such inflammation, swelling and redness 
of the eyes and unnatural discharge exist. On receipt of 
such report, or of notice of the same symptoms given by a 
physician as provided by the following section, the board of 
health shall take such immediate action as it may deem 
necessary, including, so far as may be possible, consultation 
with an oculist and the employment of a trained nurse, in 
order that blindness may be prevented. Whoever violates Penalty. 
the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of 
not more than one hundred dollars. But the board of health 
of a city or town may in its discretion, disinfect or fumigate 
all such premises as in the opinion of the board have been 
exposed to any infectious or contagious disease, at the ex- 



124 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 178, 179. 



pense of the city or town, and may employ any proper and 
competent person or corporation for the purpose of such dis- 
infecting or fumigating. Approved March 16, 1914' ■ 



1902, 393, § 17, 
amended. 



Chap. 17 8 An Act to prohibit members of the board of aldermen 
OF the city of fall river from holding certain 
offices. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section seventeen of chapter three hundred 
and ninety-three of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and two is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the 
words: — unless he first resigns as alderman; but in no case 
shall a member of said board be eligible during the term for 
which he is elected to any office created during the said term, 
except an office to be filled by vote of the people, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 17. No member of the board of 
aldermen shall, during the term for which he is elected, hold 
any other office or position the salary or compensation for 
which is payable from the city treasury, unless he first re- 
signs as alderman; but in no case shall a member of said 
board be eligible during the term for which he is elected to 
any office created during the said term, except an office to 
be filled by vote of the people. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the board of aldermen of the city of Fall River, with the 
approval of the mayor. Approved March 16, 1914- 



Not to hold 
certain other 
offices, unless, 
etc. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Chap. 179 An Act relative to aiding discharged prisoners. 



Assistance to 
certain dis- 
charged pris- 
oners. 



Repeal. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The agent employed to aid prisoners dis- 
charged from the state prison may, with the approval of the 
prison commissioners, assist during office hours such other 
discharged prisoners, found to be needy and deserving, as 
can be assisted without expense to the commonwealth. 

Section 2. So much of chapter eight hundred and 
twenty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen as is inconsistent herewith is hereby repealed. 

Approved March 16, 1914' 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 180, 181. 125 



An Act relative to the employment of prisoners in Chap. 180 

RECLAIMING AND CULTIVATING LAND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter six hundred and thirty-three of the 1913, 633, § 2, 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen is hereljy ^'^'^'"^*"^- 
amended by inserting after the word "town", in the sixth 
line, the words : — to work said prisoners on any highway or 
unimproved land, — by inserting after the word "labor", 
in the eighth line, the words: — When prisoners are so em- 
ployed they shall be in the custody of the sheriff of the 
county, — by inserting after the word "county", in the 
ninth line, the words : — or is a highway, — by inserting 
after the word "thereof", in the ninth hne, the words: — 
or those having in charge the highway, — and by inserting 
after the word "commissioners", in the eleventh line, the 
word: — sheriff, — so as to read as Mhws: — Section ^. ^,Sers may 
The county commissioners of any county may purchase or {^^f,^^°,°[pr 
lease land with funds specifically appropriated therefor by purposes of ^^ 
the general court for the purpose of improving and cultivating '^ 
it by the labor of prisoners from a jail or house of correction; 
and the said commissioners may also make arrangements 
with the officials of a city or town to work said prisoners 
on any highway or unimproved land, or with a private 
owner, to improve waste or unused land by means of such 
prison labor. When prisoners are so employed they shall 
be in the custody of the sheriff of the county. When land 
that is not the property of the county, or is a highway, is so 
improved, the owners thereof or those having in charge the 
highway shall pay to the county such sums as may be agreed 
upon between the county commissioners, sheriff, and the 
other parties in interest, for the labor of any prisoners em- 
ployed thereon. AjJjJroved March 16, 1014- 

An Act making appropriations for the salary and ex- QJiap ^igl 

PENSES OF THE STATE FORESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriationa. 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the state forester's depart- 



126 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 182, 183. 



state forester. 



Clerical assist- 
ance, etc. 



Purchase of 
land. 



Prevention of 
forest fires. 

Aiding towns 
iu preventing 
forest fires, etc. 



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

For the salary of the state forester, five thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance and incidental and contingent ex- 
penses, and for establishing forest tree nurseries, a sum not 
exceeding twenty thousand dollars. 

For the purchase of land for reforestation, ten thousand 
dollars. 

To provide for the better prevention of forest fires, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-three thousand dollars. 

For aiding towns in preventing or extinguishing forest 
fires or in making protective belts or zones as a defence 
against forest fires, a sum not exceeding five thousand dol- 
lars. 

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

Amjwved March 16, 1914. 



1911, 578, § 1, 
amended. 



C/iap. 182 An Act relative to vehicles carrying lights at night 

ON PUBLIC HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

Be it enacted, etc, as follows: 

Section one of chapter five hundred and seventy-eight 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven is hereby 
amended by striking out the words "or to any vehicle while 
upon any lighted street or highway where street lights are 
maintained at a distance of five hundred feet apart or 
less", in the seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth lines, so as 
to read as follows: — Section 1. Every vehicle on wheels, 
whether stationary or in motion, on any public highway or 
bridge, shall have attached to it a light or lights which shall 
be so displayed as to be visible from the front and the rear 
during the period from one hour after sunset to one hour 
before sunrise: provided, hoivever, that this act shall not 
apply to any vehicle which is designed to be propelled by 
hand, or to any vehicle designed for the transportation, as 
its principal freight, of hay or straw while loaded with such 
freight. Approved March 16, 1914- 



Certain 
vehicles to 
carry lights at 
night. 



Proviso. 



Chap. 183 An Act to establish a standard for weighing diamont)s 

AND precious STONES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
R. L.63,§i, Section 1. Section one of chapter sixty-three of the 

amended. . i x • i i i i i • • f i J 

Revised Laws is hereby amended by inserting alter the word 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 184. 127 

"system", in the fifth line, the words: — yromded, however, 
that the carat weight of two hundred milHgrams, and its 
multiples and subdivisions, shall be the sole legal standard 
for the buying and selling of diamonds and precious stones, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The weights and Use of the 
measures of the metric system may be employed and used authorized. 
in this commonwealth, and no contract or dealing shall be 
deemed invalid and no pleading in any court shall be open 
to objection because the weights or measures are stated 
therein in terms of the metric system: provided, however, Proviso, 
that the carat weight of two hundred milligrams, and its 
multiples and subdivisions, shall be the sole legal standard 
for the buying and selling of diamonds and precious stones. 
The metric weights and measures received from the United 
States and now in the treasury of the commonwealth may 
be used as authorized public standards of weights and meas- 
ures, and shall in no case be removed from the treasury except 
under necessity for their preservation or repair. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect six months after 
its passage. Approved March 16, 1014- 

An Act to dissolve the polish roman catholic con- Chap. 184: 

GREGATION OF PALMER, MASSACHUSETTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The Polish Roman Catholic Congregation Corporation 
of Palmer, Massachusetts, a religious corporation, is 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. 

Section 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to NottoaPfect 

np , ., !• 1 • i j^i • 1 suits now peud- 

aiiect any suit now pendmg by or against the said corpora- ing, etc. 
tion, nor any suit now pending or hereafter brought for any 
liability now existing against the members or officers of said 
corporation, nor to make valid the organization of said 
corporation. 

Section 3. The conveyance by The Polish Roman Conveyance of 
Catholic Congregation of Palmer, Massachusetts, to Albert ratified.'*^ 
and Honorata Kolbusz of a certain parcel of land in said 
Palmer, by deed dated April fourth, nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, and recorded with Hampden County Deeds, Book 
870, Page 164, is hereby ratified and confirmed as the valid 
act of said corporation. 

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

Approved March 16, 1014' 



128 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 185, 186. 



Chap. 185 An Act to authorize the town of canton to supply 

KNOLLWOOD CEMETERY WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Town of Can- Section 1. The towii of Canton, in addition to the au- 

ton may sup- . . i i • n e ^ p i 

ply water to thoFity givcn by chapter nniety-iive oi the acts oi the year 
Cemetery. eighteen hundred and eighty-five, is hereby authorized, 
acting by its board of water commissioners, to supply, for a 
period not exceeding twenty-five years from the passage of 
this act, water to Knollwood Cemetery, a corporation 
organized under the laws of this commonwealth, for use in 
its cemetery as now existing, situated in the towns of Canton 
and Sharon, upon such terms as may be agreed upon by the 
town of Canton and the said cemetery, and to make such 
connections of its conduits and pipes within the limits of 
the town of Canton and those of the said cemetery as may 
be necessary for this purpose. 

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

A'pyroved March 16, 1914- 



Chap. 186 An Act to incorporate the lynn home for children. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 
Lynn Home Section 1. Edmuud F. Buffintou, William E. Neal and 

for Children . , ' i i i 

incorporated. Catus Joncs, thcir associatcs and successors, are hereby made 
a corporation by the name of the Lynn Home for Children, 
for the purpose of providing for the support and general wel- 
fare of indigent children, especially girls, in the city of Lynn, 
not otherwise provided for, 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 
such corporations. 
ofTertaiT^ Section 2. The trustees under the will of Nathan Breed, 

propertyto jg^j^g Qf Lyuu, wliicli will was allowed September second, in 

corporation. -i iiii ii i 

the year eighteen hundred and seventy-two, by the probate 
court for said county, are hereby authorized to convey, de- 
liver and pay over to the above named corporation the 
property given by said will to establish a home for indigent 
children, to be held by the said corporation on the trusts set 
forth in said will. Approved March 16, 1914- 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 187, 188, 189. 129 



An Act making an appropriation for the representa- (^/^q^) 187 
tion of the commonwealth at the panama-pacific 
international exposition. 

Be it enacted, etc., a<s' fulloivs: 

Section 1. The sum of one hundred and thirty-one Panama^Pacific 
thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of expoTwon!"'^ 
the treasury of the commonAvealth from the ordinary revenue, 
to be expended during the year ending November thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, by the board of Panama- 
Paeific managers under the direction of the governor and 
council for the representation of the commonwealth at the 
Panama-Pacific international exposition, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated. 

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

Approved March 16, 1914- 

An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to supply (jjidj) igg 

WATER TO THE TOWN OF DARTMOUTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford may furnish and Bidf^rd^n-ry 
sell by meter water to the town of Dartmouth at the bound- supply water to 

,. , . , . , 1 I town of Dart- 

ary Ime between said city and town at a rate to be agreed mouth. 
upon by the city and town, but which shall not be less than 
that prevailing in New Bedford. 

Section 2. The town of Dartmouth may at its own ex- Town may in- 
pense install mains, service pipes and all other equipment in p^pes^etc^^^'^*^ 
the highways and other places of the town necessary to re- 
ceive water purchased from the city of New Bedford and to 
distribute the water. Approved March 17, 1914- 



Chap.189 



An Act to authorize the city of taunton to furnish 
electricity in the town of raynham. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Taunton is hereby authorized, cityofTaun- 
with the approval of the selectmen of the town of Raynham nish electricity 
and of the board of gas and electric light commissioners, to Raynham. 
carry on the business of furnishing electricity for heat, light 
and power in Raynham, the same to be supplied from the 
Taunton municipal lighting plant situated in Taunton, with 
the rights, powers and privileges and subject to the duties, 



130 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 190, 191. 



liabilities and restrictions set forth in all general laws now 
or hereafter in force relating to electric light corporations. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 17, 191 4. 



1909. 534, § 14, 
etc., amended. 



C/iap. 190 An Act relative to the use of mufflers on motor 

VEHICLES in cities AND TOWNS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section fourteen of chapter five hundred and 
thirty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine, 
as amended by section five of chapter six hundred and five 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and ten, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after the word "time", in the 
thirtieth line, the words : — open the mufiler cut-out in the 
thickly settled parts of cities and towns; nor, at any time, 
in the thickly settled parts of cities and towns or elsewhere, 
— so that the last clause of the sentence preceding the last 
sentence of said section will read as follows : — and pro- 
vided, further, that no operator of any motor vehicle shall at 
any time permit any unreasonable amount of smoke to 
escape from such motor vehicle, nor shall said operator at 
any time open the mufiler cut-out in the thickly settled parts 
of cities and towns; nor, at any time, in the thickly 
settled parts of cities and towns or elsewhere, permit such 
motor vehicle to make any unnecessary noise, by cutting 
out the muffler, or otherwise. 

Section 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent here- 
with are hereby repealed. Approved March 17, 1914- 



Proviso. 



Repeal. 



Chap. 191 An Act relative to the expenses of the commission 

ON probation. 



1908, 465. } 1, 
amended. 



Expenses. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter four hundred and 
sixty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight 
is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence and in- 
serting in place thereof the words : — The commission on 
probation may expend for the purposes for which it is estab- 
lished such sums as the general court may appropriate from 
year to year. 

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

Approved March 17, 1914. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 192, 193. 131 



An Act to extend the time for establishing the Chap. 192 

DIGHTON WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section fourteen of chapter two hundred and twenty-six ion, 226, § u, 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven is hereby ^^^^ 
amended by striking out the word "three", in the seventh 
hue, and inserting in place thereof the word : — six, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 14. This act shall take effect Time of taking 
upon its acceptance by a majority vote of the voters of said 
district present and voting thereon by ballot at any legal 
district meeting 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 
pipes to consumers in said Dighton Water Supply District 
within six years after the date of the acceptance of this act 
as aforesaid. Approved March 17, 1914- 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (jfidj) J93 

PENSES in the department OF THE BOARD OF EDUCA- 
TION AND FOR SUNDRY OTHER EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriationa, 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth cation °^ ^^^' 
from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses of 
the board of education, for the fiscal year ending on the thir- 
tieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to 
wit: — 

For the salaries of the commissioner, deputy commis- salaries, etc. 
sioners, assistants, agents, and for clerical and messenger 
services of said board, a sum not exceeding forty-eight thou- 
sand three hundred dollars. 

For travelling expenses of the commissioner, deputies. Travelling ex- 
agents and assistants, a sum not exceeding five thousand p®°^®^- 
dollars. 

For rent of office for use of the board, a sum not exceed- Rent of office. 
ing forty-four hundred and eighty-five dollars. 

For incidental expenses of the board, travelling and other incidental es- 
necessary exj^enses of the members thereof, and for obtain- p^"^^^^- ^''°- 
ing information regarding educational methods in other 
states, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. 



132 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 193. 



Annual report. 



Aid to normal 
school pupila. 



Teachers' insti- 
tutes. 

Massachusetts 
Teachers' Asso- 
ciation. 



County teach- 
ers' associa- 
tions. 

Superintend- 
ents for small 
towns. 



County agricul- 
tural schools. 

Education of 
deaf pupils. 



School registers, 
etc. 

Perkins Institu- 
tion and Massa- 
chusetts School 
for the Blind. 



Tuition of cer- 
tain children. 



Transportation 
of certain 
pupila. 



Training 
teachers. 

Instruction of 
adult blind. 



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

For aid to pupils in state normal schools, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four thousand dollars, payable in semi-annual instal- 
ments, to be expended under the direction of the board of 
education. 

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

For the Massachusetts Teachers' Association, the sum of 
three hundred dollars, subject to the approval of the 
board of education. 

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

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

For expenses of county agricultural schools, a sum not 
exceeding eight thousand dollars. 

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

For school registers and other school blanks for cities and 
towns, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars. 

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

For the payment of tuition of children in high schools out- 
side of the town in which they live, as provided by section 
three of chapter forty-two of the Revised Laws, as amended 
by chapter four hundred and thirty-three of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and two, for the present year and for 
previous years, a sum not exceeding seventy-nine thousand 
dollars. 

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

For training teachers for vocational schools, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. 

To provide for the instruction of the adult blind at their 
homes by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School 
for the Blind, the sum of five thousand dollars. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 194. 133 

For furnishing school committees with rules for testmg the Rules for test- 
sight and hearing of pupils, a sum not exceeding eight hun- hllrTng.*^ '^'^'* 
dred dollars. 

SUPPORT OF STATE NORMAL SCHOOLS. 

Bridgewater, a sum not exceeding seventy thousand two Normal school, 
hundred and twenty-six dollars. " gewater. 

Fitchburg, a sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand eight Fitchburg. 
hundred and ninety-five dollars. 

Framingham, a sum not exceeding fifty-seven thousand Frammgham. 
three hundred and seventy dollars. 

Hyannis, a sum not exceeding twenty-six thousand eight Hyannis. 
hundred and eighty-seven dollars. 

Lowell, a sum not exceeding thirty-six thousand two hun- Loweii. 
dred and seven dollars. 

North Adams, a sum not exceeding forty-five thousand North Adams. 
five hundred and eighty-one dollars. 

Salem, a sum not exceeding forty-nine thousand six hun- Saiem. 
dred and seventy-five dollars. 

Westfield, a sum not exceeding forty thousand five wcstfieid. 
hundred and eighty-four dollars. 

Worcester, a sum not exceeding forty-two thousand four Worcester. 
hundred and ten dollars. 

Normal art school, a sum not exceeding fifty-two thou- Normal art 
sand three hundred and sixty-three dollars. ^ "° ' 

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

Ajyproved March 17, 1914. 

An Act making an appropriation for the publication Chav.194: 

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

Be it enacted, etc., as joUoics: 

Section 1 . The sum of twelve thousand dollars is hereby Publication of 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- Massachusetts 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the fiscal year ending ^Ifo'rsTeTc.'* 
on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, for expenses in connection with the pubHcation of 
a record of Massachusetts troops and officers, sailors and 
marines in the war of the rebellion. 

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

Approved March 17, 1914- 



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Appropriations, 

Massachusetts 

training 

schools. 



Secretary of 
trustees. 

Travelling ex- 
penses, etc. 



Chap.195 An Act making appropriations for the expenses of the 

TRUSTEES OF MASSACHUSETTS TRAINING 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 trustees of Massachusetts 
training schools, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 

For the salary and office expenses of the secretary of the 
trustees, a sum not exceeding forty-four hundred dollars. 

For travelling and other expenses of the trustees, to in- 
clude printing and binding the annual report, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of such agents as the trustees 
may employ, a sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand seven 
hundred and fifty dollars. 

For expenses in connection with boarding out children 
from the Lyman and industrial schools for boys, for the pres- 
ent year and for previous years, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand dollars. 

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

For instruction in the public schools of children boarded 
out by the trustees of the Lyman and industrial schools, a 
sum not exceeding sixteen hundred dollars. 

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

AiJi^roved March 17, 1914- 



Agents. 



Boarding out 
children. 



Care of proba- 
tioners. 



Instruction of 
certain chil- 
dren. 



C/iap. 196 An Act relative to the use of the cinematograph and 

SIMILAR apparatus IN ARMORIES AND OTHER PLACES 
occupied by THE MILITIA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follcnvs: 

dnemauJ^"^ Section 1. Au officcr or enlisted man of the volunteer 

graphs, etc^, in militia who has been duly licensed in accordance vnth. sec- 

armones, etc. .„ pi n t ^ t ^ • • p ^ 

tion four of chapter five hundred and sixty-six of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and eight, as affected by sec- 
tion two of chapter two hundred and eightj'^-one of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and nine and by chapter one 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 197. 135 

hundred and eighty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and twelve, may, in any armory or other place perma- 
nently occupied by the commonwealth for military purposes, 
operate any cinematograph or similar apparatus which is 
owned or controlled by the commonwealth, without obtain- 
ing the special license required by chapter four himdred and 
forty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven or 
by chapter two hundred and eighty of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen: provided, however, that all Proviso. 
other laws of the commonwealth and the regulations of the 
district police relating to the use of the cinematograph or 
similar apparatus shall be complied with. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ax)proved March 17, 1914- 



An Act to change the time of holding the annual qJiq^ ig^ 

MEETING OF THE TOWN OF NORWOOD, TO ENLARGE THE 
POWDERS AND DUTIES OF THE SELECTMEN, TO ABOLISH CER- 
TAIN OFFICES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION 
OF TOWN AFFAIRS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 
Section 1. The annual meeting of the town of Norwood Date of annual 

K !•• town meeting 

shall be held on the third IMonday of January, beguining established. 
with the year nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. At the first annual meeting following the selectmen, eiec- 
acceptance of this act the voters shall elect by ballot five *'°"' *"'""' ''°- 
selectmen who shall hold office, two for the term of three 
years, two for the term of two years, and one for the term of 
one year. At each annual meeting thereafter there shall be 
elected in place of those selectmen whose terms are about to 
expire an equal number of selectmen, each to serve for three 
years. The selectmen shall serve until their successors are 
elected and qualified. If for any reason whatsoever a va- vacancies. 
cancy or vacancies occur in the membership of the select- 
men, the remaining members shall call a special town meet- 
ing to fill the vacancy or vacancies for the unexpired term 
or terms, except that if such vacancy or vacancies occur less 
than three months prior to the annual meeting and not less 
than three selectmen remain in office, the vacancy or vacan- 
cies shall remain unfilled until such annual meeting. The 
selectmen so elected shall be held to be and shall act as the 
overseers of the poor and surveyors of highways of the town 



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Selectmen to be 
lawful succes- 
sors of certain 
officers, etc. 



Town treasurer 
and collector of 
taxes, election, 
etc. 



Assessors, ap- 
pointment, 
terms, etc. 



with all the powers and subject to all the duties conferred 
or imposed by law upon overseers of the poor and surveyors 
of highways. 

Section 3. Upon the election and qualification of said 
five selectmen as provided in section two, all the powers, 
rights, duties and liabilities conferred or imposed by law upon 
the water commissioners, sewer commissioners, park com- 
missioners, municipal light board, and the tree warden shall 
be transferred to and conferred and imposed upon the select- 
men, and the offices of water commissioners, sewer commis- 
sioners, park commissioners, municipal light board, and the 
tree warden of the town of Norwood shall be abolished. The 
aforesaid transfer of rights, powers, duties and liabilities 
shall not affect any liability incurred, contract made, fine, 
special assessment, rate, penalty, forfeiture or tax imposed 
before such transfer, nor any suit or other proceeding then 
pending; and said selectmen shall in all respects and for all 
purposes whatsoever be the lawful successors of said water 
commissioners, sewer commissioners, park commissioners, 
municipal light board and tree warden. 

Section 4. At the annual meeting beginning with the 
year nineteen hundred and fifteen and annually thereafter, 
there shall be elected by ballot a town official to be known 
as the town treasurer and collector of taxes, and upon his 
election and qualification the offices of town treasurer and 
collector of taxes shall cease and be determined as separate 
and distinct offices. Said town treasurer and collector of 
taxes so elected shall enjoy all the powers and rights and be 
subject to all the duties and liabilities conferred or imposed 
by law upon town treasurers and town collectors of taxes 
and each of them, whether now existing or hereafter created. 
Said town treasurer and collector of taxes shall receive such 
compensation for his services as the town maj^ determine. 

Section 5. The selectmen first elected as provided in 
section two shall forthwith appoint, subject to the confirma- 
tion of the tax commissioner of the commonwealth, three 
suitable persons as assessors, who shall hold no elective office 
in said town of Norwood, and who, upon their appointment 
and confirmation, shall organize for the proper conduct of 
their duties. One of said persons shall be appointed for a 
term of one year, one for a term of two years, and one for a 
term of three years; and annually thereafter there shall be 
appointed by the selectmen, and confirmed in like manner, 
an assessor for a term of three years, in the place of the 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 197. 137 

assessor whose term is about to expire. Said assessors shall 
serve until their successors are elected and qualified. If for 
any reason whatsoever a vacancy occurs in the membership 
of said assessors, the vacancy shall be filled forthwith by 
the selectmen in like manner, for the unexpired term. Upon 
the appointment and cjualification of said assessors, the exist- 
ing elective offices of assessors of the town shall cease and 
be determined. The assessors so appointed shall enjoy all 
the powers and rights, and be subject to all the duties and 
liabilities conferred or imposed by law upon assessors of 
towns, whether now existing or hereafter created. Before 
entering upon the duties of their oflice, the assessors shall be 
sworn to the faithful and impartial performance thereof by 
the chairman of the selectmen, or by the town clerk and 
accountant, or by a justice of the peace. 

Section 6. The selectmen elected as provided in section Town cierk and 
two shall appoint, as soon as practicable, a person suitably '"'''°"''*^°*- 
qualified to the oflice of town clerk and accountant. The 
existing elective oflice of town clerk and the existing ap- 
pointive office of town accountant, shall be continued until 
the person appointed to said office of town clerk and ac- 
countant shall have qualified, at which time said elective 
office of town clerk and the said independent office of town 
accountant shall cease and be determined. Said town clerk 
and accountant shall enjoy all the powers and rights and 
be subject to all the duties and liabilities conferred or im- 
posed by law upon town clerks and upon town accountants, 
whether now existing or hereafter created, and shall hold 
office for three years from the date of his appointment and 
until his successor is chosen and qualified, except as is 
herein otherwise provided. In case of a vacancy in said 
office the selectmen forthwith shall fill said vacancy for the 
unexpired term. Said town clerk and accountant shall be 
sworn to the faithful performance of his duties by the chair- 
man of the selectmen or by a justice of the peace. 

Section 7. The selectmen elected as provided in sec- Board of relief. 
tion two shall annually appoint a board of three persons, 
who shall be residents of and shall hold no elective oflfice 
in said town of Norwood, to be known as the board of relief. 
Said board, subject to the direction and supervision of 
the selectmen, shall perform the duties and exercise the 
powers of overseers" of the poor of said town. The members 
of said board of relief shall not receive any compensation 
for the services rendered by them. 



138 



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General man- 
ager, appoint- 
ment, etc. 



Powers and 
duties. 



Section S. The selectmen elected as provided in sec- 
tion two shall appoint, as soon as practicable, a general 
manager who shall be the administrative head of all de- 
partments of the town government, the conduct of which 
is by the general laws and by this act placed upon the select- 
men of said town, except as provided otherwise in this act. 
Said general manager shall be subject to the direction and 
supervision and shall hold office at the will of the selectmen, 
and shall be a person specially fitted by education, training 
or experience to perform the duties of said office, and shall 
be appointed without regard to his political belief, and he 
may or may not be a resident of the town of Norwood when 
appointed. He shall be responsible for tKe efficient ad- 
ministration of all departments within the scope of his 
duties. Before entering upon the duties of his office, the 
general manager shall be sworn to the faithful and im- 
partial performance thereof by the chairman of the select- 
men, or by the town clerk and accountant, or by a justice 
of the peace. He shall execute a bond in favor of the 
town for the faithful performance of his duties in such 
sum and with such surety or sureties as may be fixed or 
approved by the selectmen. 

Section 9. The powers and duties of the general man- 
ager shall include the following : — 

(a) To organize, continue or discontinue such divisions 
or departments from time to time as may be determined by 
vote of the selectmen, or in the absence of such vote, as 
may be determined by said general manager to be required 
for the efficient conduct of his office; 

(h) To appoint upon merit and fitness alone, and, except 
as herein otherwise provided, to remove all superintendents 
or chiefs of departments and all subordinate officers and 
employees in such departments, and to fix all salaries and 
wages of all subordinates and employees, subject to law. 
The superintendents or chiefs of departments shall not be 
removed by the general manager, except on five days' notice 
in writing, which shall state the cause of such removal; 

(c) To exercise control over all such departments or 
divisions so created, or that may hereafter be created, which 
shall be made subject to the supervision of said general 
manager; 

(f/) To attend all regular meetings of the selectmen, and 
to recommend to the selectmen for adoption such measures 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 197. 139 

requiring action by them or by the town, as he may deem 
necessary or expedient; 

(e) To keep full and complete records of the doings of his 
office, and to render as often as may be required by the 
selectmen, a full report of all operations during the period 
reported on; and annually, or oftener if required by the 
selectmen, to make a synopsis of all reports for publication; 

(/) To keep the selectmen fully advised as to the needs 
of the town within the scope of his duties, and to furnish 
the selectmen on or before the thirty-first day of Decem- 
ber of each year a careful, detailed estimate in writing of 
the appropriations required during the next ensuing fiscal 
year for the proper conduct of all departments of the town 
under his control; 

(g) To keep in repair the Morrill memorial library and 
all school and other town buildings, and to purchase all 
supplies for every department of the town, and purchases 
of supplies for departments over which the general manager 
has no control shall be made onh^ upon request of said de- 
partments and upon requisition therefor by the said depart- 
ments or their authorized representative; 

(h) To perform such other duties, consistent with his 
office, as may be required of him by the by-laws of the 
town or by vote of the selectmen; 

(i) To have the control and supervision of the department 
of police of the town, subject, however, to the direction of 
the selectmen; and the appointment or removal of the chief 
or head of said police department shall not be suljject to the 
civil service laws of the commonwealth, but shall be made 
in accordance with the provisions of this act. 

Section 10. The general manager may without notice Examination of 
cause the affairs of any division or department under his ^^''partmente, 
control or the conduct of any officer or employee thereof to 
be examined. The general manager or any person or per- 
sons appointed by him to examine the affairs of any such 
department or the conduct of any such officer or employee 
shall have the same power to compel the attendance of wit- 
nesses and the production of books and papers and other 
evidence, and to cause the witnesses to be sworn and to 
be punished for contempt as is conferred by law upon the 
selectmen. The general manager shall have access to all 
town books and papers for information necessary for the 
proper performance of his duties. 



140 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 197. 



General man- 
ager may be 
removed for 
cause. 



Vacancy. 



Powera and 
duties relative 
to Morrill 
memorial li- 
brary. 



Powers and 
duties relative 
to school build- 
ings, etc. 



Section 11. The selectmen, by a majority vote, may 
remove the general manager by filing a written statement 
with the town clerk and accountant setting forth in de- 
tail the specific reasons for his removal, a copy of which 
statement shall be delivered or mailed to said general man- 
ager. Such removal shall not take effect, however, until 
the expiration of five days from the filing of said statement 
with the town clerk and accountant; but if so recited in 
said statement the general manager shall be suspended forth- 
with from his said office. If the general manager so re- 
quests within said five-day period, a hearing shall be given 
him by the selectmen, and in such event the removal of 
said general manager shall not take eft'ect until a written 
decision following said hearing shall have been filed with 
the town clerk and accountant. Such decision by a ma- 
jority of the selectmen shall be final. 

Section 12. Any vacancy in the office of general man- 
ager shall be filled as soon as possible by the selectmen. 
Pending the appointment of a general manager or the filling 
of any vacancy, the selectmen may appoint a person to 
perform temporarily the duties of said office. 

Section 13. The powers, duties and liabilities now con- 
ferred and imposed upon the trustees of the Morrill me- 
morial library with respect to the repair of said library and 
with respect to the purchase of supplies therefor, except 
books, are hereby withdrawn from said trustees and con- 
ferred and imposed upon the selectmen, and the exercise 
of said powers and the performance of said duties shall be 
delegated by the selectmen to the general manager, as pro- 
vided in this act. It shall be the duty of said trustees to 
notify the selectmen when repairs and supplies are required 
and said repairs shall be made and supplies furnished upon 
proper requisitions therefor. 

Section 14. The powers, duties and liabilities now 
conferred and imposed upon the school committee with 
respect to the repair of all school buildings and the pur- 
chase of supplies therefor, except books, are hereby with- 
drawn from said school committee and conferred and im- 
posed upon the selectmen, and the exercise of said powers 
and the performance of said duties shall be delegated by the 
selectmen to the general manager, as provided in this act. 
It shall be the duty of said school committee to notify 
the selectmen when repairs and supplies are required, and 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 197. 141 

such repairs shall be made and supplies furnished upon 
proper requisitions therefor. 

Section 15. The general manager, the assessors, and S'^^™^- 
the town clerk and accountant shall each receive such 
salary as may be fixed by the selectmen, unless otherwise 
specifically voted by the town. 

Section 16. At the first annual meeting held after Finance com- 
the adoption of this act, the voters of the town shall elect uon.'termsTetc. 
by ballot from among their number three persons who shall 
serve and be known as the finance commission, who shall 
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 date of said annual meeting. Thereafter 
one such finance commissioner shall be elected annually at 
the annual meeting to serve three years therefrom. The 
members of the finance commission shall serve until their 
successors are elected and qualified and shall not receive 
any salary. During the term for which they are chosen 
they shall be ineligible, either b}^ appointment or by elec- 
tion, to any town office other than that for which they have 
been chosen, nor shall, during any such term, hold any 
such other office. They shall be sworn to a faithful per- 
formance of their duties by the moderator, town clerk and 
accountant or by a justice of the peace. 

Section 17. If for any reason whatsoever a vacancy vacancy. 
occurs in the finance commission, it shall be the duty of 
the remaining member or members of the finance com- 
mission to give notice forthwith of such vacancy or va- 
cancies to the selectmen. The selectmen shall, within 
five days thereafter, call a special town election to fill the 
vacancy or vacancies for the unexpired term or terms re- 
spectively. Any vacancy or vacancies occurring in the 
finance commission less than three months prior to any 
town election shall remain unfilled until the date of such 
election. 

Section 18. The finance commission shall, on or be- Tomakeesti- 
fore the thirty-first day of December of each year, submit penditures' 
to the selectmen a careful, detailed estimate in writing of 
the probable expenditures of the town government for 
the next ensuing fiscal year, stating the amount required 
to meet the interest and maturing bonds and notes or other 
outstanding indebtedness of the town, and showing specifi- 
cally the amount necessary to be provided for each fund and 



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To make an- 
nual report, etc. 



Duties relative 
to certain pay- 
rolls, bills, etc. 



May summon 
witnesses, etc. 



department. The finance commission shall also submit 
at the same time an estimate in writing of the amount of 
income from all sources of revenue, exclusive of taxes upon 
property, and of the probable amount required to be levied 
and raised by taxation to defray all expenses and liabilities 
of the town. For the purpose of enabling the finance com- 
mission to make up said annual estimate of expenditures, 
all boards, officers, and committees of the town shall, upon 
the written request of the finance commission, furnish all 
information in their possession and shall submit to said 
finance commission in writing a detailed estimate of ap- 
propriations required for the efficient and proper conduct of 
their respective departments during the next ensuing fiscal 
year. 

Section 19. All articles in the warrants for the annual 
and special town meetings requiring the appropriation of 
money shall be considered by the finance commission, and 
the commission shall report thereon in writing to the town 
at said meetings, with its recommendations. The finance 
commission shall make an annual report, which shall be 
published as a part of the annual town report, covering the 
matters considered by it during the fiscal year preceding 
that in which such report is published, and making such 
recomnjendations regarding the finances of the town and 
action thereon as seem to said commission to be necessary 
and appropriate. All the duties imposed by the by-laws 
of the town upon the appropriation committee, so-called, 
and not inconsistent with the duties required by this act, 
shall be performed by said finance commission, and the 
provisions of the by-laws relating to the appointment of 
said appropriation committee shall be annulled upon the 
election and qualification of the finance commission. 

Section 20. Whenever any payroll, bill or other claim 
against the town is presented to the selectmen, town clerk 
and accountant, town treasurer and collector of taxes, 
trustees of the Morrill memorial library, or school com- 
mittee, he or they shall, if the same seems to him or them 
to be of doubtful validity, excessive in amount, or otherwise 
contrary to the interests of the town, refer it to the finance 
commission, which shall immediately investigate the facts 
and report thereon, and pending said report payment shall 
be withheld. 

Section 21. For the purpose of enabling the finance 
commission to perform the duties and carry out the objects 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 197. 143 

herein contemplated, it shall have power to require the 
attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production 
of all books, papers, contracts, and documents relating to 
any matter within the scope of any such investigation or 
which may be material in the performance of the duties 
imposed by this act. Such witnesses shall be summoned 
in the same manner and be paid the same fees as witnesses 
before the police, municipal or district courts of the com- 
monwealth. Each of such witnesses may be represented by 
counsel, who may cross-examine the witness for whom he 
appears for not more than- ten minutes during his examina- 
tion. The chairman or any member of the finance commis- 
sion may administer oaths to, or take all affirmations of, 
witnesses who appear before the finance commission. The 
finance commission may prescribe reasonable rules and 
regulations for the conduct of the hearing and the giving of 
testimony. If any person so summoned and paid shall re- 
fuse to attend, or to be sworn, or to affirm, or to answer any 
question, or to produce any book, contract, document, or 
paper pertinent to the matter of inquiry under consideration 
before the finance commission, a justice of the supreme 
judicial court or of the superior court, may, in his discretion, 
upon application by the finance commission or any member 
thereof authorized thereto by vote of said commission, issue 
an order requiring such person to appear before the said 
commission, and to produce his books, contracts, documents 
and papers and to give evidence touching the matter in 
question. Any failure to obey such order of the court may 
be punished by said court as a contempt thereof. 

Section 22. Any person so summoned and paid who Penalty for re- 
shall refuse to attend, or to be sworn, or to affirm, or to helriil^.'lte'"'^ 
answer any question, or to produce any book, contract, 
document or paper pertinent to the matter under con- 
sideration by the finance commission, and any person who 
wilfully interrupts or disturbs, or is disorderly at, any hear- 
ing of the finance commission, shall be punished by a fine 
not exceeding fifty dollars, or by imprisonment for not more 
than thirty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

Section 23, Any person who wilfully swears or affirms Penalty for 
falsely before the finance commission upon any point ma- affinXg"'^ 
terial to the matter of inquiry shall be guilty of perjury, and ^^^^^y- 
shall be subject to the provisions of sections one to five, both 
inclusive, of chapter two hundred and ten of the Revised 
Laws and amendments thereof. 



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Acts, 1914. — Chap. 197. 



Examination 
of persons in 
another state, 
etc. 



Person not 
compelled to 
give evidence 
which may in- 
criminate him. 



Commission 
may employ 
experts, etc. 



Holder of an 
elective ofRco 
may be re- 
called, etc. 

Recall petition, 
preparation, 
filing, etc. 



Section 24. Upon application by the finance commis- 
sion to any justice of the supreme judicial court, or of the 
superior court, the said justice may issue a commission to 
one or more competent persons in another state for the 
examination of a person without this commonwealth relative 
to any matter within the scope of the investigation or of 
this act. The testimony of such person may be taken by 
open commission, or otherwise under the procedure, so far 
as the same may be applicable, authorized by section forty- 
three of chapter one hundred and seventy-five of the Revised 
Laws, and the said justice may issue letters rogatory In 
support of said commission. 

Section 25. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 
compel any person to give any testimony or to produce 
any evidence, documentary or otherwise, which may tend 
to incriminate him. 

Section 2G. The said commission is authorized to em- 
ploy such experts, counsel and other assistants, and to incur 
such other expenses as it may deem necessary, and the same 
shall be paid by said town upon requisition by the commis- 
sion not exceeding in the aggregate in any year the sum 
of two hundred and fifty dollars, or such additional sum as 
may be appropriated for the purpose by the town. The 
commission shall have the same right to incur expenses In 
anticipation of its appropriation as if it were a regular de- 
partment of the town. 

Section 27. Any holder of an elective office may be re- 
called and removed therefrom by the qualified voters of the 
town as herein provided. 

Section 28. Any qualified voter of the town may make 
and file with the town clerk and accountant an affidavit 
containing the name of the officer sought to be removed 
and a statement of the grounds of removal. The town clerk 
and accountant shall thereupon deliver to the voter making 
such affidavit a sufficient number of copies of petition blanks 
for such recall and removal, printed forms of which he shall 
keep on hand. Such blanks shall be issued by the town 
clerk and accountant with his signature and official seal 
thereto attached; they shall be dated and addressed to 
the selectmen, shall contain the name of the person to whom 
issued, the number of blanks so Issued, the name of the 
person sought to be removed, the office from which such re- 
moval is sought, the grounds of removal as stated In said 
affidavit, and shall demand the election of a successor to 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 197. 145 

such office. A copy of the petition shall be entered in a 
record book to be kept in the office of the town clerk and 
accountant. Said recall petition shall be returned and filed 
with the town clerk and accountant within twenty days 
after the filing of the affidavit. Said petition before being 
returned and filed shall be signed by two hundred (jualified 
voters, and to every such signature shall be added the place 
of residence of the signer, giving the street and mimber. 
Such signatures need not all be on one paper. One of the 
signers of every such paper shall make an affidavit thereto 
that the statements therein contained are true, and that 
each signature appended to the paper is the genuine signa- 
ture of the person whose name it purports to be. All such 
papers for the recall of any one officer shall be filed as one 
instrument, with the endorsements thereon of the names 
and addresses of three persons designated as filing the same. 

Section 29. Within five days\nfter the filing of said ^^^^'^^j^^^^. 
petition, the town clerk and accountant shall ascertain by t'on. etc 
examination thereof and of the registration books and 
election returns whether the petition is signed by the req- 
uisite number of qualified voters, and shall attach thereto 
his certificate showing the result of such examination. 
He shall, if necessary, he allowed extra help by the select- 
men. 

If his certificate shows the petition to be insufficient, 
he shall within said five days so notify in writing one or 
more of the persons designated on the petition as filing the 
same; and the petition may be amended by the addition 
of signatures at any time within five days after the giving 
of said notice by the town clerk and accountant. The town 
clerk and accountant shall, within three days after such 
amendment, make like examination of the amended petition, 
and attach thereto his certificate of the result. If then 
insufficient, or if no amendment was made, he shall return 
the petition to one of the persons designated thereon as 
filing it, without prejudice, however, to the filing of a new 
petition for the same purpose. 

Section 30. If the petition or amended petition shall SSfetc. 
be found and certified by the town clerk and accountant 
to be sufficient, he shall submit the same with his certifi- 
cate to the selectmen without delay, and the selectmen 
shall forthwith give written notice to said officer of the re- 
ceipt of said certificate and shall, if the officer sought to be 
removed does not resign within five days thereafter, there- 



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Proviso. 



Nomination of 
candidates. 



Incumbent 
to hold office 
until removal 
election, etc. 



Office to be 
vacant in 
certain case. 



Recall petition 
not to be filed 
within three 
montlis after 
election. 



Person removed 
not to be ap- 
pointed to any 
town office 
within two 
years. 



Term defined. 



upon order an election to be held on a Tuesday jQxed by 
them not less than twenty-five nor more than thirty-five 
days after the date of the town clerk and accountant's 
certificate that a sufficient petition is filed : provided, however, 
that if any other town election is to occur within sixty days 
after the date of said certificate, the selectmen may, in their 
discretion, postpone the holding of the removal election to 
the date of such other election. If a vacancy occurs in 
said office after a removal election has so been ordered, 
the election shall nevertheless proceed as in this section 
provided. 

Section 31. Any officer sought to be removed may 
be a candidate to succeed himself, and, unless he requests 
otherwise in WTiting, the town clerk and accountant shall 
place his name on the official ballot svithout nomination. 
The nomination of other candidates, the publication of the 
warrant for such removal election, and the conduct of the 
same, shall all be in accordance with the provisions of law 
relating to elections, unless otherwise provided in this act. 

Section 32. The incumbent shall continue to perform 
the duties of his office until the removal election. If then 
re-elected, he shall continue in office for the remainder of his 
unexpired term, subject to recall as before, except as pro- 
vided in section thirty-three of this act. If not re-elected 
in the removal election, he shall be deemed removed upon 
the qualification of his successor, who shall hold office during 
the unexpired term. If the successor fails to qualify within 
five days after receiving notification of his election, the in- 
cumbent shall thereupon be deemed removed and the ojBBce 
vacant. 

Section 33. No recall petition shall be filed against any 
officer within three months after his election, nor, in the case 
of an officer re-elected in a removal election, until three 
months after that election. 

Section 34. No person who has been removed from an 
office by recall, or who has resigned from some office while 
recall proceedings were pending against him, shall be ap- 
pointed to any town office within two years after such re- 
moval by recall or such resignation. 

Section 35. The term "qualified voter", wherever it 
occurs in this act, means a voter qualified by law to vote for 
candidates for the office to be filled or from which a removal 
is sought. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 197. 147 

Section 36. It shall be unlawful for any selectman, the Certain town 
general manager, any member of the school committee, make'^coTtracta 
any member of the finance commission, any trustee of the ^^^ ''^^ *°'^°' 
Morrill memorial library, or any other elective or appoint- 
ive official except as otherwise provided by law or in this 
act, directly or indirectly to make a contract with the town, 
or to receive any commission, discount, bonus, gift, con- 
tribution or reward from, or any share in the profits of, any 
person or corporation making or performing such a contract, 
unless such member, officer, or employee immediately upon 
learning of the existence of such contract, or that such con- 
tract is proposed, shall notify in writing the finance com- 
mission of such contract and of the nature of his interest in 
such contract and shall abstain from doing any official act 
on behalf of the town in reference thereto. In case such 
interest exists on the part of an officer whose duty it is to 
make such a contract on behalf of the town, the contract 
may be made by another officer or person of the town, duly 
authorized thereto by vote of the town. A violation of 
any provision of this section shall render the contract in 
respect to which such violation occurs voidable at the option 
of the town. Any person violating any provision of this Penalty, 
section shall be punished by a fine of not more than one 
thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than 
one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

Section 37. This act shall be submitted to the qualified ^u^mttted to 
voters of the town of Norwood for acceptance at a special Jp^cfai election. 
election which shall be called by the selectmen, and shall be etc. 
held on the first Tuesday of October in the year nineteen 
hundred and fourteen. The town clerk shall, not less than 
two weeks before said election, transmit, by mail or other- 
wise, to every registered voter in said town a copy of this 
act. 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 fourteen, entitled 
* An Act to change the time of holding the annual meeting 
of the town of Norwood, to enlarge the powers and duties 
of the selectmen, to abolish certain offices, and to provide 
for the administration of town affairs', be accepted?" which 
shall be printed on the official ballot. If this act shall be Time of 
so accepted by a majority of the qualified voters voting ^ '"^® ® 
thereon, it shall take effect upon its acceptance for the next 
annual meeting which shall be held on the third Monday 



148 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 198. 

of January in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, and for 
all things that pertain to said election and shall go into full 
force and effect upon the election of the selectmen and other 
town officials on the third Monday of January, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, as herein provided; except that the 
appointees in the service of the town at that time of the 
officials and boards whose offices shall be abolished and con- 
solidated, shall continue to draw compensation at the same 
rate and exercise like powers, authority and jurisdiction as 
theretofore, until other provision is made. 
Duties of ^^ Section 38. It shah be the duty of the selectmen and 

officials relative the towu clcrk iu officc and any other town official upon 
ection, c c. ^^^^^^ ^^y rcasou of his office a duty devolves by the pre- 
visions of this act, when this act is accepted by the quali- 
fied voters as herein provided, to comply with all the re- 
quirements of this act relating to elections, to the end that 
all things may be done necessary for the nomination and 
election of the officers first to be elected under this act. 
BHaws^ Section 39. All laws, by-laws, rules and regulations, 

including the by-laws, rules and regulations relating to the 
Highland cemetery, in force in the town of Norwood when 
this act takes eft'ect, not inconsistent with its provisions, 
whether enacted by authority of the town or any other 
authority, shall continue in full force and eftect until other- 
wise provided by law, by-law, or vote; all other laws, by- 
laws, rules and regulations, so far as they refer to the town 
of Norwood, are hereby repealed and annulled, but such 
repeal shall not revive any pre-existing enactment. 

Section 40. So much of this act as authorizes the sub- 
mission of the question of its acceptance to the qualified 
voters of said town shall take effect upon its passage. 

Aiyproved March 18, 1914. 



Chap. 198 An Act to establish the date for the assessment of 

TAXES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as joUows: 
Date for assess- Section 1. Thc first dav of April shall hereafter be the 

ment of taxes K_>AJv^ii'-'i^ * i ""ii i i i • 

established. ^jj^^c as of wliich taxcs sliall be assessed, except where m 
specific cases it is by law otherwise provided. 

Amendments. Section 2. lu tlic followiug acts and scctious of acts, as 
amended, in each place wherein at the passage thereof there 
occurred the word "May", said word is hereby stricken out, 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 198. 149 

and there is inserted in place thereof the word: — April, — 
to wit: — sections four, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, twenty- 
three, twenty-six, fifty-seven and ninety-four of Part I of 
chapter four hundred and ninety of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and nine; sections three, fourteen, thirty-six, 
fifty and fifty-one of Part II of said chapter four hundred 
and ninety; and sections four, six, eight, eleven, fourteen, 
eighteen, fifty-eight, seventy-two, seventy-three and seventy- 
five of Part III of said chapter four hundred and ninety. 

Section 3. Chapter twenty-six of the Revised Laws is r. l. 26, §26, 
hereby amended by striking out section twenty-six and in- ''*""'"' 
serting in place thereof the following : — Section 26. If a Assessment of 
city determines that the streets or certain streets or portions street watering. 
of streets shall be watered, in whole or in part at the expense 
of the abutters, such expense for a municipal year and the 
proportion thereof to be borne by abutters and the rate to 
be assessed upon each linear foot of frontage upon such 
streets or portions thereof shall be estimated and determined 
by the board of aldermen and assessed upon the estates 
abutting on such streets or portions of streets in proportion 
to the number of linear feet of each estate upon such street 
or portion thereof so watered. The amount of such assess- 
ments upon each estate shall be determined by said board, 
or, if said board so designates, by the board of public works, 
board of street commissioners, superintendent of streets or 
other officer; and such board or officer shall as soon as may 
be after the first day of April of such municipal year cause a 
list of such streets or portions thereof to be made, specifying 
each estate and the number of linear feet thereof abutting 
thereon, the amount per linear foot and the amount on 
each estate of such assessment, and certify and commit said 
list to the assessors of taxes. 

Section 4. Chapter one hundred and two of the Re- R. l. 102, 
vised Laws is hereby amended by striking out sections 142, amended. 
one hundred and twenty-eight, one hundred and twenty- 
nine and one hundred and forty-two and inserting in place 
thereof the following new sections: — Section 128. The Dogs to be 
owner or keeper of a dog which is three months old or "''''^^^ ' 
over shall annually, on or before the thirty-first day of 
March, cause it to be registered, numbered, described and 
licensed for one year from the first day of April following, 
in the office of the clerk of the city or town in which said 
dog is kept. The owner or keeper of a licensed dog shall 
cause it to wear around its neck a collar distinctly marked 



150 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 198. 



Licenses issued 
after first day 
of April, when. 



Assessors to 
take lists of 
dogs. 



Penalty for 
refusal to 
answer, etc. 



1909, 490, 
Part I, §§ 41, 
84, 93, 101, 
amended. 



Notice of 
assessment and 
lists of prop- 
erty. 



^ 



with its owner's name and its registered number. Section 
129. The owner or keeper of a dog may at any time have 
it Hcensed until the first day of April following; and a 
person who becomes the owner or keeper of a dog after 
the first day of April, which is not duly licensed, and the 
owner or keeper of a dog not duly licensed which becomes 
three months old after the thirty-first day of March in any 
year shall, when it is three months old cause it to be regis- 
tered, numbered, described, licensed and collared as pro- 
vided in the preceding section. Section 1^2. The assessors 
shall annually take a list of all dogs owned or kept in their 
respective cities or towns on the first day of April, with the 
owners' or keepers' names, and return the same to the city 
or town clerk, or, in Boston, to the police commissioner, on 
or before the first day of July. An owner or keeper of a 
dog who refuses to answer or answers falsely to the assessors 
relative to the ownership thereof shall be punished by a 
fine of not less than ten dollars, which, except in the county 
of Suffolk, shall be paid into the county treasury. 

Section 5. Part I of chapter four hundred and ninety 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine is hereby 
amended by striking out sections forty-one, eighty-four, 
ninety-three and one hundred and one, and inserting in 
place thereof the following new sections: — Section j^l. 
Assessors before making an assessment shall give seasonable 
notice thereof to all persons, firms and corporations, domestic 
or foreign, subject to taxation in their respective cities and^ 
towns. Such notice shall be posted in one or more public 
places in each city or town, or shall be given in some other 
sufficient manner, and shall require the said persons, firms 
and corporations to bring in to the assessors, before a date 
therein specified, in case of residents a true list of all their 
polls and personal estate not exempt from taxation, and in 
case of non-residents and foreign corporations a true list 
of all their personal estate in that city or town not exempt 
from taxation, and may or may not require such list to in- 
clude their real estate which is subject to taxation in that 
city or town. It shall also require all persons and corpora- 
tions, except corporations making returns to the insurance 
commissioner as required by section nineteen of chapter five 
hundred and seventy-six of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and seven, to bring in to the assessors before a date 
therein specified, which shall not be later than the first day 
of June then following, unless the assessors for cause shown 
extend the time to the first day of July, true lists of all real 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 198. 151 

and personal estate held by them respectively for literary, 
temperance, benevolent, charitable or scientific purposes on 
the preceding first day of April, or at the election of such 
corporation on the last day of its financial year last pre- 
ceding said first day of April, and to state the amount of re- 
ceipts and expenditures for said purposes during the year 
last preceding said days. The notice shall contain the pro- 
visions of section forty-five. Section 84- Whenever an Taxcommis- 
abatement is finally made to any corporation organized notified"or 
under the laws of this commonwealth and liable to a corporate taxe^toTer°iin 
franchise tax upon any tax assessed by the assessors of any corporations. 
city or town, upon or in respect of works, structures, real 
estate, machinery, poles, underground conduits, wires and 
pipes, the assessors, commissioners or court granting such 
abatement shall forthwith notify the tax commissioner of 
the commonwealth thereof, and shall state in such notice 
what sum was determined by such assessors, commissioners 
or court to have been the fidl and fair cash value of such 
works, structures, real estate, machinery, poles, underground 
conduits, wires and pipes on the first day of April on which 
the tax so abated was originallv assessed. Section 93. Rpturnstotax 

A 111 11 IP ir>Tri p commissioner 

Assessors shall animally, on or bcrore the first Monday oi ofcoriwrate 
July, return to the tax commissioner the names of all cor- ^^°^^ ^ • ^ "" 
porations, except banks of issue and deposit, having a capital 
stock divided into shares, chartered by the commonwealth or 
organized under the general laws for the purposes of business 
or profit and established in their rcspecti"\'e cities and towns 
or owning real estate therein, and a statement in detail of 
the works, structures, real estate, machinery, poles, under- 
ground conduits, wires and pipes owned by each of said 
corporations and situated in such city or town, with the 
value thereof, on the first day of April preceding, and the 
amount at which the same is assessed in said city or town for 
the then current year. They shall also, on or before the 
first Monday of August, return to the tax commissioner the 
names of all foreign corporations which have a usual place of 
business within said city or town. If the assessors neglect 
to comply with the requirements of this section, each assessor 
so neglecting shall forfeit one hundred dollars. Section 101. ^oneT^to'pJ-^ 
Said commissioner shall cause abstracts to be prepared psire abstracts, 
showing the amount of the corporate franchise value of cor- 
porations organized in this commonwealth and of the value 
of the shares of national banks represented by the taxes 
distributed according to law to each city and town. He 
may require from state, city and town officers such further 



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1909, 490, 
Part III, §§ 40, 
41, 42, 43, 45, 
59, 64, 78, 
amended. 



Annual returns 
to tax com- 
missioner. 



returns and statements relative to the amount and value of 
taxable property in the several cities and towns as in his 
judgment may be necessary. He shall to the best of his 
judgment and discretion prepare said equalization and ap- 
portionment upon the basis of the returns and statements 
herein provided for and authorized, and of any other in- 
formation in his possession. 

Section G. Part III of chapter four hundred and ninety 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine is hereby 
amended by striking out sections forty, forty-one, forty- 
two, forty-three, forty-five, fifty-nine, sixty-four and seventy- 
eight, and inserting in place thereof the following new sec- 
tions: — Section Jfl. Every corporation organized under the 
general or special laws of the commonwealth for purposes of 
business or profit, having a capital stock divided into shares, 
except banks, whose shares are otherwise taxable under the 
provisions of this part, in addition to all returns required 
by its charter, and in addition to all returns otherwise re- 
quired under the provisions of this part, shall annually, be- 
tween the first and tenth days of April, make a return to the 
tax commissioner, under oath of its treasurer, stating the 
name of the corporation, its place of business, and setting 
forth as of the first day of April of the year in which the re- 
turn is made : — 

First. The total authorized amount of the capital stock 
of the corporation; the amount issued and outstanding and 
the amount then paid thereon; the classes, if any, into which 
it is divided; the par value and number of its shares; the 
market value of the shares of its stock, or of each class of 
its stock, if there are two or more classes. 

Second. A statement in such detail as the tax commis- 
sioner may require of the works, structures, real estate, ma- 
chinery, poles, underground conduits, wires and pipes, and 
of the merchandise and other assets belonging to the cor- 
poration, with the value thereof, and of the liabilities of the 
corporation; and in the case of domestic business corpora- 
tions a statement of such assets as are without the common- 
wealth. Except in the case of domestic business corpora- 
tions the returns required by this section shall also contain, 
in a form prescribed by the tax commissioner, a statement 
of the profit or loss which has resulted from the business of 
the corporation for the twelve months ending with the 
thirty-first day of December next preceding the year in 
which the return is made. 

Third. A complete list of the shareholders of the cor- 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 198. 153 

poration, their residences, the amount and class of stock, 
if more than one, belonging to each. If stock is held 
as collateral security, the list shall state the name and 
residence of the pledgor and of the pledgee. Railroad cor- 
porations and telegraph, street railway, and electric railroad 
companies, whether chartered or organized in this common- 
wealth or elsewhere, shall also state in their return the 
whole length of their lines and so much of the length of 
their lines as is without the commonwealth; electric rail- 
road companies shall also return so much of their line as 
is constructed on private land; street railway and electric 
railroad companies shall also state in their return the length 
of track operated by them in each city or town on the thirty- 
first day of ]\Iarch preceding the return, to be determined 
by measuring as single track the total length of all tracks 
operated by them, including sidings and turn-outs, whether 
owned or leased by them or over which they have trackage 
rights only, and the amount of dividends paid on their 
capital stock during the year ending on the thirtieth day of 
September preceding the return, and during each year from 
the organization of the company. Telephone companies 
organized under the general or special laws of this common- 
wealth, and manufacturing, owning, using, selling or licensing 
others to use telephones or other apparatus or appliances per- 
taining thereto wholly or partly Anthin this commonwealth, 
and all such companies incorporated without the common- 
wealth for the purpose of establishing, owning or licensing 
others to use such telephones, apparatus or appliances, but 
having in use within it any of their lines or telephones, 
shall also state in their return, in such form as the tax 
commissioner may require, the facts necessary to ascertain 
the deductions authorized by the follomng section. Such 
domestic companies may annually, between the first and 
tenth days of April, make a return to the tax commissioner, 
signed and sworn to by their president, treasurer and clerk, 
specifying the amount and market value of all stocks in 
other corporations held by them upon which a tax has been 
assessed and actually paid either in this or in any other state 
for the year preceding the date of said return; and the books, 
accounts and papers of such corporations shall be examined 
by the tax commissioner so far as may be necessary for the 
verification of said return. Insurance companies organized 
under the general or special laws of this commonwealth and 
having a capital stock shall also state in their return, in 
such detail as the tax commissioner may require, the real 



154 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 198. 



Valuation of 
corporate 
franchise, otc. 



Deductions. 



and personal property belonging to the corporation within 
and without the commonwealth. Other corporations re- 
quired to make a return under the provisions of this section 
shall also state therein the amount, value and location of 
all works, structures, real estate, machinery, poles, under- 
ground conduits, wires and pipes owned by them and subject 
to local taxation without the commonwealth. Such return 
shall be filed with the tax commissioner. In the case of 
domestic business corporations the whole of said return, and 
in the case of other corporations so much of said return as 
relates to the profit or loss which has resulted from the 
business of the corporation shall be open only to the inspection 
of the tax commissioner, his deputy, clerks and assistants, 
and such other officers of the commonwealth as may have 
occasion to inspect it for the purpose of assessing or collecting 
taxes. Section 41. The tax commissioner shall ascertain 
from the returns or otherwise the true market value of the 
shares of each corporation subject to the requirements of the 
preceding section, and shall estimate therefrom the fair 
cash value of all of said shares constituting its capital stock 
on the preceding first day of April, which, unless by the 
charter of a corporation a dift'erent method of ascertaining 
such value is provided, shall, for the purposes of this part, 
be taken as the true value of its corporate franchise. From 
such value there shall be deducted : — 

First. In case of a railroad corporation, or telegraph, street 
railway or electric railroad company, whether chartered or or- 
ganized in this commonwealth or elsewhere, so much of the 
value of its capital stock as is proportional to the length of that 
part of its line, if any, lying without the commonwealth ; and 
also the value of its works, structures, real estate, machinery, 
poles, underground conduits, wires and pipes, subject to local 
taxation within the commonwealth. 

Second. In case of such a domestic telephone company, the 
amount and market value of all stock in other corporations held 
by it upon which a tax has been paid in this or other states for 
the twelve months last preceding the date of the return; and 
in case of such a foreign telephone company, so much of the 
value of its capital stock as is proportional to the number of 
telephones used or controlled by it, or under any letters pat- 
ent owned or controlled by it without the commonwealth. 
In case of a telephone company, whether chartered or or- 
ganized in this commonwealth or elsewhere, the value of 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 198. 155 

its works, structures, real estate, machinery, poles, under- 
ground conduits, wires and pipes, subject to local taxation 
within the commonwealth. 

Third. In case of a domestic business corporation, the 
value of the works, structures, real estate, machinery, poles, 
underground conduits, wires and pipes owned by it within the 
commonwealth subject to local taxation, and of securities 
which if owned by a natural person resident in this com- 
monwealth would not be liable to taxation; also the value 
of its property situated in another state or country and 
subject to taxation therein. There shall not be deducted 
the value of securities which if owned by a natural person 
resident in this commonwealth would be liable to taxation, 
nor shall there be deducted the value of any shares of 
stock of the corporation itself owned directly or indirectly 
by it or for its benefit; and the tax commissioner in de- 
termining for the purposes of taxation the value of the 
corporate franchise of any such corporation shall not take 
into consideration an}' debts of such corporation unless the 
returns required from it contain a statement duly signed 
and sworn to, setting forth that no part of such debts was 
incurred for the purpose of reducing the amount of taxes to 
be paid by it. 

Fourth. In case of corporations subject to the require- 
ments of the preceding section, other than railroad cor- 
porations, telegrnph, telephone, street railway and electric 
railroad companies, whether chartered or organized in this 
commonwealth or elsev/here, and of domestic business 
corporations, the value as found by the tax commissioner of 
their works, structures, real estate, machinery, poles, under- 
ground conduits, wires and pipes, subject to local taxation 
wherever situated. 

Fifth. In case of a stock insurance company the value 
as found by the tax commissioner of its real estate subject 
to local taxation wherever situated, and of securities which, 
if owned by a natural person resident in this commonwealth, 
would not be liable to taxation; also the value as found by 
the tax commissioner of its personal property situated in 
another state or country and subject to taxation therein. 
For the purposes of this section the tax commissioner may 
take the value at which such works, structures, real estate, 
machinery, poles, underground conduits, wires and pipes are 
assessed at the place where they are located as the true 



156 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 198. 



Corporation 
to prosecute 
appeal from 
local valuation, 
when. 



Tax to be paid 
upon corporate 
franchise. 



Rate, how 
determined. 



Remedy of 
corporation 
when assessors' 
valuation ex- 
ceeds tax com- 
missioner's. 



value, but such local assessment shall not be conclusive of 
the true value thereof. Section 1^2. The tax commissioner 
may require a corporation to prosecute an appeal from the 
valuation of its works, structures, real estate, machinery, 
poles, underground conduits, wires and pipes by the assess- 
ors of a city or town, either to the county commissioners 
or to the superior court, whose decision shall be conclusive 
upon the question of value. Upon such an appeal the 
tax commissioner may be heard, and in the superior court 
costs may be awarded as justice requires. Section 43, 
Every corporation subject to the provisions of section forty 
shall annually pay a tax upon its corporate franchise, 
after making the deductions provided for in section forty- 
one, at a rate equal to the average of the annual rates 
for three years preceding that in which such assessment is 
laid, the annual rate to be determined by an apportion- 
ment of the whole amount of money to be raised by 
taxation upon property in the commonwealth during the 
same year, as returned by the assessors of the several cities 
and towns under the provisions of section fifty-nine of Part I, 
after deducting therefrom the amount of tax assessed upon 
polls for the preceding year, as certified to the tax com- 
missioner, upon the aggregate valuation of all cities and 
towns for the preceding year, as returned under sections 
fifty-nine and sixty of Part I; but the said tax upon the 
value of the corporate franchise of a domestic business 
corporation, after making the deductions provided for in 
section forty-one, shall not exceed a tax levied at the rate 
aforesaid upon an amount, less said deductions, twenty 
per cent in excess of the value, as found by the tax com- 
missioner, of the works, structures, real estate, machinery, 
poles, underground conduits, wires and pipes, and mer- 
chandise, and of securities which if owned by a natural person 
resident in this commonwealth would be liable to taxation ; and 
the total amount of the tax to be paid by such corporation 
in any year upon its property locally taxed in this common- 
wealth and upon the value of its corporate franchise shall 
amount to not less than one tenth of one per cent of the mar- 
ket value of its capital stock at the time of said assessment 
as found by the tax commissioner. Section 4^. If the 
value of the works, structures, real estate, machinery, poles, 
underground conduits, wires and pipes of a corporation sub- 
ject to local taxation within the commonwealth, as determined 
by the tax commissioner, is less than the value thereof as 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 198. 157 

determined by the assessors of the place where it is situated, 
he shall give notice of his determination to such corpora- 
tion; and, unless within one month after the date of such 
notice it applies to said assessors for an abatement, and, 
upon their refusal to grant an abatement, prosecutes an 
appeal under the provisions of section seventy-six of Part I, 
giving notice thereof to the tax commissioner, the valuation 
of said commissioner shall be conclusive upon said corpora- 
tion. Section 59. A corporation or agent neglecting to Penalties for 
make the returns required by section twenty-six shall forfeit returns, and'for 
fifty dollars for every day during which such neglect con- me^nts.^'ett. 
tinues. A corporation, company, association or partnership 
which fails to make the return required by section thirty- 
four shall forfeit twenty-five dollars. If it neglects to make 
such return for ten days after notice thereof, addressed to 
it, has been deposited in the post office, postage prepaid, it 
shall further forfeit five hundred dollars, and upon an in- 
formation by the attorney-general at the relation of the tax 
commissioner it may be restrained from the further trans- 
action of its business in this commonwealth until it has 
made such return; but such penalties shall not be incurred 
if it is proved that the return was duly made and deposited 
in the post office, postage prepaid, properly directed to the 
tax commissioner, and that there was no neglect. If any 
return required by section thirty-four contains a false state- 
ment which is known, or by the exercise of reasonable care 
might have been known, to the agent or officers making it, 
to be false, such company or agent shall be liable for the 
amount of tax thereby lost to the commonwealth and, in 
addition, to a penalty of not less than five hundred nor more 
than five thousand dollars. Any corporation, company, 
co-partnership or association, except a domestic business or 
foreign corporation, liable to taxation under the provisions 
of sections thirty-seven, thirty-eight, forty-three, forty-four, 
fifty-two and fifty-three, neglecting to make the returns 
required by this act, or refusing or neglecting, when required, 
to submit to the examinations provided for therein shall 
forfeit such sum not greater than two per cent upon the 
par value of its capital stock as the court may deem just 
and equitable. If a guardian, executor, administrator or 
trustee neglects to make the returns required by section 
eight on or before the tenth day of April of each year, the 
tax commissioner shall give notice by mail, postage pre- 
paid, to such guardian, executor, administrator or trustee 



158 



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Recovery 
thereof. 



Exemption 
from local 
taxation. 



of his or its default. If he or it omits to file the said 
return within thirty days after such notice of default has 
been given, he or it shall forfeit to the commonwealth not 
less than five nor more than ten dollars for each day for 
fifteen days after the expiration of said thirty days, and not 
less than ten nor more than two hundred dollars for each 
day thereafter during wliich such default continues, or any 
other sum not greater than the maximum penalty or for- 
feiture which the court may deem just and equitable. The 
penalties or forfeitures herein provided for may be recovered 
in an action brought in the county of Suffolk in the name 
of the commonwealth, or they may be recovered by an 
information in equity in the name of the attorney-general 
at the relation of the tax commissioner brought in the 
supreme judicial court for the county of Suffolk. Section 
64' No taxes shall be assessed in a city or town for state, 
county or town purposes, upon the shares in the capital 
stock of corporations, companies or associations taxable 
under the provisions of sections thirty-seven, thirty- 
eight, forty-three, fifty-two and fifty-three, for any year for 
which they pay to the treasurer and receiver general a tax 
on their corporate franchises; or, in the case of safe deposit, 
loan and trust companies, for any year for which they pay 
a tax as provided in section thirty-seven. Such proportion 
of the tax paid by each corporation, company or association 
under the provisions of sections thirty-eight and forty-three, 
except domestic business corporations, street railway and 
electric railroad companies, as corresponds to the proportion 
of its stock owned by persons residing in this commonwealth, 
shall be distributed, credited and paid to the several cities 
and towns in which, from the returns or other evidence, it 
appears that such persons resided on the preceding first day 
of April, according to the number of shares so held in such 
Apportionment, cities and towns respectively. Such proportion of the tax 
paid by safe deposit, loan and trust companies under the 
provisions of section thirty-seven as corresponds to the 
amount of property held by them in trust or on deposit, as 
described in said section, for beneficiaries or depositors resi- 
dent in this commonwealth, shall be distributed, credited 
and paid to the several cities and towns in which, from the 
returns or other evidence, it appears that such beneficiaries 
and depositors resided on the first day of the preceding 
April, according to the aggregate amount so held for bene- 
ficiaries and depositors residing in such cities and towns 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 198. 159 

respectively. If stock is held by co-partners, guardians, 
executors, administrators or trustees, the proportion of tax 
corresponding to the amount of stock so held shall be credited 
and paid to the cities and towns where the stock would have 
been taxed under the provisions of clauses fourth, fifth, sixth 
and seventh of section twenty-three and section twenty- 
seven of Part I. If a city or town owns stock in any 
such corporation a return to said city or town shall be made 
as if such stock were owned by persons resident therein. 
Such proportion of the tax paid by each electric railroad 
company under the provisions of sections forty-three and 
forty-four as corresponds to the proportion of its line con- 
structed on private land shall be distributed, credited and 
paid as above provided. Such proportion of the tax paid 
by any such electric railroad companj^ under the provisions 
of sections forty-three and forty-four as corresponds to the 
proportion of its Une located longitudinally upon public 
ways and places shall be distributed, credited and paid to 
the several cities and towns in proportion to the length of 
tracks operated by such company in such cities and towns 
respectively. The tax paid by each street railway company 
under the provisions of sections forty-three and forty-four 
shall be apportioned among the several cities and towns in 
proportion to the length of tracks operated by such company 
in said cities and towns respectively. The share of the tax 
paid by a street railway or an electric railroad company in 
respect of its tracks upon locations granted by the board of 
metropolitan park commissioners or by the Wachusett moun- 
tain state reservation commission or by the Greylock reser- 
vation commission shall be apportioned to the commonwealth, 
and shall be credited by the treasurer and receiver general to 
the sinking fund of the loan to which the expenditure for the 
road, boulevard, park or reservation in which the tracks are 
located was charged. The tax paid by domestic business 
corporations under the provisions of section forty-three shall 
be distributed, credited and paid to cities and towns of the 
commonwealth or shall be retained by the commonwealth 
in the manner following: — Such part of said tax paid by 
each of said domestic business corporations as is paid on 
account of shares of stock of said corporations owned by 
non-residents of Massachusetts shall be retained by the 
commonwealth. The remainder of said tax paid by each 
of said corporations shall be distributed, credited and paid 
to the city or town of the commonwealth where the busi- 



160 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 198. 



Proviso. 



Assessors to 
make return 
to tax com- 
missioner. 



Penalty. 



1903, 437, § 49, 
amended. 



Penalty for 
failure to file 
report of con- 
dition. 



ness of the corporation is carried on, and if any such 
corporation maintains an office, store or factory in more 
than one city or town of the commonwealth this part of 
the tax paid by it shall be distributed, credited and paid 
to such cities and towns in proportion to the value of the 
tangible property of the corporation in each of such cities 
or towns on the first day of April, as determined from the 
returns or in any other manner: provided, that if any such 
corporation does not conduct its business in Massachusetts 
and does not own any tangible property in any city or town 
of the commonwealth, other than furniture and equipment 
reasonably necessary for the use of the clerk or other execu- 
tive officers of such corporation, all of the tax paid by such 
corporation shall be retained by the commonwealth. Section 
78. Assessors shall annually on or before the first Monday 
in July return to the tax commissioner a list of the real 
estate, merchandise and other property of the persons, con- 
cerns or companies doing an express business as aforesaid, 
and in such form and detail as the tax commissioner may 
require, with the value thereof on the first day of April pre- 
ceding and the amount at which the same are assessed in 
said city or town for the year then current. If the assessors 
neglect to comply with the requirements of this section, each 
assessor so neglecting shall forfeit one hundred dollars. 

Section 7. Chapter four hundred and thirty-seven of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and three is hereby amended 
by striking out section forty-nine and inserting in place 
thereof the following new section : — Section Jj9. If a cor- 
poration fails to file its report of condition within thirty days 
after the date of its annual meeting or of a final adjournment 
thereof, the commissioner of corporations shall give notice 
by mail, postage prepaid, to such corporation of its default. 
If it omits to file such report within thirty days after such 
notice of default has been given, it shall forfeit to the common- 
wealth not less than five nor more than ten dollars for each 
day for fifteen days after the expiration of the said thirty 
days, and not less than ten nor more than two hundred dol- 
lars for each day thereafter during which such default con- 
tinues, or any other sum, not greater than the maximum 
penalty or forfeiture, which the court may deem just and 
equitable. If a corporation fails for two successive years to 
file its annual report of condition, the supreme judicial court, 
upon application by the commissioner of corporations, after 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 199, 200, 201. 161 

notice and hearing, may decree a dissolution of the corpora- 
tion. 
Section 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Aiyproved March 19, 1914' 

An Act relative to coffee houses, so-called, in the (^/^^^ j^gn 

CITY OF WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. No coffee house, so-called, or tea house, or Licensing of 
place of resort for refreshment, where the principal business etcHn city of 
purports to be the sale of coffee, tea or refreshments, shall ^'"^'^'^s**''- 
be maintained in the city of Worcester until a license therefor 
has been granted by the same authority which has the power 
to grant victuallers' licenses in that city. The fee for the Fee, etc. 
license shall be five dollars, and any license so granted shall 
expire on the first day of IVIay follo\Ndng the date of the grant- 
ing of the license and may be revoked by the authority grant- 
ing the license. 

Section 2. Any violation of the provisions of this act Penalty. 
shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dol- 
lars. ApiJroved March 19, 1914- 

An Act relative to the maintenance by railroad cor- (^Jk^j) 200 
porations of the surfaces of bridges and approaches. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Cities and towns may make agreements with Maintenance 
railroad corporations in regard to the kind of material, form brid"es^,'^ltc° 
of construction and payment of the cost of the wearing sur- ^rporatioM. 
face of bridges and approaches over or under a public way, 
wherever the railroad company is required by law to maintain 
such surface. 

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

Approved March 19, 1914. 

An Act to authorize the town of ipswich to make an (jfidj) 201 

ADDITIONAL WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follmos: 

Section 1. The town of Ipswich, for the purposes men- ipawich 
tioned in chapter three hundred and thirteen of the acts of Act1)^f mT' 
the year eighteen hundred and ninety and acts in amendment 



162 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 202. 

thereof, may issue from time to time bonds or notes to an 
amount not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, in addition 
to the amounts heretofore authorized by law to be issued by 
said town for water works purposes. Each authorized issue 
of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate loan. Such 
bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words, Ipswich 
Water Loan, Act of 1914; shall be payable at the expiration 
of periods not exceeding thirty years from the respective 
dates of issue; shall bear interest, payable semi-annually, at 
a rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum; 
and shall be signed by the treasurer of the town and counter- 
signed by the water commissioners. Said town m.ay sell 
the said securities at public or private sale upon such terms 
and conditions as it may deem proper; but they shall not be 
sold for less than the par value thereof. 

offoan."' Section 2. ' Said town shall, at the time of authorizing 

said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof by such 
annual payments, beginning not more than one year after 
the respective dates thereof, as will extinguish each loan 
within thirty years from its date; but the amount of such 
annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be less than 
the amount of the principal of said loan payable in any sub- 
sequent year. When a vote to the foregoing effect has been 
passed, a sum which, with the income derived from water 
rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual expense of operating 
its water works and the interest as it accrues on the bonds or 
notes issued as aforesaid by said town, and to make such 
payments on the principal as may be required under the pro- 
visions of this act shall, without further vote, be assessed by 
the assessors of the town annually thereafter, in the manner 
in which other taxes are assessed, until the debt incurred by 
said loan is extinguished. 

uk?ng°iffect. Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the voters of the town of Ipswich voting 
thereon at any annual town meeting, or at a special meeting 
duly called for the purpose. Approved March 19, 1914- 

Chap. 202 An Act relative to the membership of james collins 
IN the fire department of the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

S1ames*Comus Section 1. Jaiucs Collins, who was at one time a mem- 

in fire ^epart- ^jgj. Qf i\iq regular fire department of the city of Boston, may, 

subject to the approval of the fire commissioner, be restored 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 203, 204. 163 

to a place in the regular fire department without undergoing 
a civil service examination. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 19, 101 4- 

An Act relative to the construction or a highway be- (7/,^^) 203 

TWEEN THE CITY OF NORTH ADAMS AND THE VALLEY OF 
THE DEERFIELD RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The IVIassachusetts highway commission is construction 
hereby authorized to expend such sums of money as it may between North 
deem that justice reciuires, as additional compensation under vaiLTof'the 
the contract made for the construction of the highwav be- Deeriaeid 

river* 

tween the city of North Adams and the valley of the Deer- 
field river, which was authorized by chapter six hundred and 
forty-six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve 
and earlier statutes, because of the character of material 
encountered in the work done or to be done, or because of 
the additional cost of said construction caused by the un- 
expectedly large quantity of material to be excavated. The 
commission is hereby authorized to make payment for the 
above purposes from any money that may be available for 
the construction of state highways, in addition to any money 
from any special appropriations which were made for the 
construction of said highway. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 10, IOI4. 

An Act to define the privileges of non-resident own- (Jhav 204 

ERS OF motor vehicles. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter five hundred and ^^g-^f^^j ^ ^• 
thirty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine 
is hereby amended in the clause in the middle of the section, 
beginning with the word "Non-resident", by striking out 
the words "three months", and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — thirty days, — so that the said clause will read as 
follows: — ■ "Non-resident" shall apply to residents of states Term defined, 
or countries who have no regular place of abode or business 
in this commonwealth for a period of more than thirty days 
in the calendar year. 



164 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 204. 



1909, 534, § 3, 
etc., amended. 



Conditions 
under which 
motor vehicles 
owned by non- 
residents may 
be operated. 



Proviso. 



Section 2. Section three of said chapter, as amended by 
section one of chapter six hundred and five of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and ten, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the words "for not exceeding ten days in 
any one calendar year", in the fifth and sixth fines, and by 
inserting after the word "commonwealth", in the eighth 
line, the words : — the provisions of this section, however, 
shall be operative as to a motor vehicle owned by a non- 
resident of this state only to the extent that under the laws 
of the foreign country, state, territory or federal district of 
his residence like exemptions and privileges are granted to 
motor vehicles duly registered under the laws of and owned 
by residents of this commonwealth, — by inserting after the 
word "privileges", in the tenth line, the words:' — and the 
extent of the privileges so granted, — and by inserting after 
the word "final", in the eleventh line, the words:- — The 
commission may suspend or revoke the right of any non- 
resident operator to operate in this commonwealth and may 
suspend or revoke the right of any owner to operate or have 
operated in this commonwealth any motor vehicle for the 
same causes and under the same conditions that it can take 
such action regarding resident owners, operators and motor 
vehicles owned in this commonwealth, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 3. A motor vehicle owned by a non- 
resident of this state, who has complied with the laws rela- 
tive to motor vehicles and the operation thereof of the state 
or covmtry in which he resides, may be operated on the ways 
of this state without registration, except as otherwise pro- 
vided in section ten: provided, that said state or country 
grants similar privileges to residents of this commonwealth; 
the provisions of this section, however, shall be operative as 
to a motor vehicle owned by a non-resident of this state only 
to the extent that under the laws of the foreign country, 
state, territory or federal district of his residence like 
exemptions and privileges are granted to motor vehicles 
duly registered under the laws of and owned by residents 
of this commonwealth; and the commission shall from 
time to time determine what states or countries do or do 
not grant similar privileges and the extent of the priv- 
ileges so granted, and its determination shall be final. 
The commission may suspend or revoke the right of 
any non-resident operator to operate in this common- 
wealth and may suspend or revoke the right of any owner 
to operate or have operated in this commonwealth any 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 204. 165 

motor vehicle for the same causes and under the same 
conditions that it can take such action regarding:; resident 
owners, operators and motor vehicles owned in this com- 
monwealth. Every such vehicle so operated shall have 
displayed upon it the distinguishing number or mark of 
the state in which the owner thereof resides, and none 
other until the vehicle is registered in accordance with the 
provisions of this act. If the vehicle be an automobile said 
number or mark shall be displayed upon two number plates 
substantially as provided in section five. A motor vehicle 
so owned may be operated also in this state during the months 
of July, August and September in any one year if application 
for the registration thereof is made in accordance with the 
provisions of section two, and the proper fee provided for 
in section twenty-nine is paid and the said vehicle is duly 
registered by the commission or its authorized agent. The 
commission shall furnish at its office without charge to every 
person whose automobile is registered as aforesaid two num- 
ber plates of suitable design, each number plate to have dis- 
played upon it the register number assigned to such vehicle, 
but no such number plates shall be furnished by the com- 
mission for motor cycles. The commission shall furnish in 
like manner to every person whose motor cycle is registered 
as aforesaid a seal, circular in form, approximately two inches 
in diameter, bearing thereon the words "Registered Motor 

Cycle No. IMass.", together with the year of the issue 

thereof and with the register number of the motor cycle 
stamped or otherwise suitably inscribed thereon. Such num- 
ber plates and seals shall be valid only during the period of 
time for which they are issued. Every application filed under 
the provisions of this section shall be sworn to by the appli- 
cant before a justice of the peace or a notary public. The 
fee for such oath shall not exceed twenty-five cents. Every 
such registration shall expire at midnight upon the thirtieth 
day of September in each year. 

Section 3. Section ten of said chapter five hundred and etc!' amended. 
thirty-four, as amended by section four of chapter six hun- 
dred and five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
ten, is hereby further amended by striking out the words " of 
ten days", in the seventeenth and eighteenth lines, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 10. No person shall operate Regulations 
a motor vehicle upon any way in this commonwealth unless operation of 
licensed under the provisions of this act, except as is other- ^c.*""^ vehicles, 
wise herein provided; but the provisions of this section shall 



166 Acts, 1914. — Chap, 205. 

not prevent the operation of motor vehicles by unHcensed 
persons if riding with or accompanied by a licensed chauffeur 
or operator, excepting only persons who have been licensed 
and whose licenses are not in force because of revocation or 
suspension, and persons less than sixteen years of age; but 
such licensed chauffeur or operator shall be liable for the 
violation of any provision of this act or of any regulation 
made in accordance herewith committed by such unlicensed 
Proviso. operator: provided, however, that the examiners of chauffeurs 

and operators, in the employ of the commission, when en- 
gaged in their official duty, shall not be liable for the acts of 
any person who is being examined. During the period within 
which a motor vehicle of a non-resident may be operated on 
the ways of this state in accordance with the provisions of 
section three, such vehicle may be operated by its owner or 
by his chauffeur or employee without a license from the com- 
mission, if the operator is duly licensed under the laws of 
the state in which he resides, or has complied fully with 
the laws of the state of his residence respecting the licensing 
of operators of motor vehicles; but if any such non-resident or 
his chauffeur or employee be convicted by any court or 
trial justice of violating any provision of the laws of this 
commonwealth relating to motor vehicles or to the operation 
thereof, whether or not he appeals, he shall be thereafter 
subject to and required to comply with all the provisions of 
this act relating to the registration of motor vehicles owned 
by residents of this commonwealth and the licensing of the 
operators thereof. A record of the trial shall be sent forth- 
with by the court or trial justice to the commission. Except 
as hereinbefore provided, no person shall operate a motor 
vehicle for hire or as a chauffeur unless specially licensed 
by the commission so to do. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 19, 1914' 

Chap. 205 An Act relative to the inspection of buildings in the 

CITY OF BOSTON AND TO THE DUTIES OF THE BUILDING 
COMMISSIONER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jolloios: 

imendeV^' Section 1. Scctiou four of chaptcr five hundred and 
fifty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven 
is hereby amended by inserting after the word "is", in 
the fourth line, the words: — not provided with sufficient 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 205. 167 

means of egress in case of fire satisfactory to the commis- 
sioner, exists in violation of any provision of this act or is, 
— by inserting after the word "it", in the fifth line, the 
words : — not provided with sufficient means of egress in 
case of fire satisfactory to the commissioner, or to exist in 
violation of any provision of this act, or, — by inserting after 
the word "same," in the seventh line, the words: — to pro- 
vide sufficient means of egress in case of fire or to comply 
with the provision of this act which is being violated, — by 
inserting after the word "condition", in the ninth line, the 
words: — or of its condition as a fire-trap or of its being a 
common nuisance within the provisions of this act, — and 
by inserting after the word "unsafe", in the twelfth line, 
the words : — not provided with sufficient means of egress 
in case of fire or exists in violation of any provision of this 
act, — so as to read as follows: — Section 4- The com- inspection 
missioner, or one of his inspectors, shall inspect every build- beiieWto^e 
ing or other structure or anything attached to or connected ""^^^®' '''"• 
therewith which he has reason to believe is not provided 
with sufficient means of egress in case of fire satisfactory to 
the commissioner, exists in violation of any provision of 
this act or is unsafe or dangerous to life, limb, or adjoining 
buildings, and if he finds it not provided with sufficient means 
of egress in case of fire satisfactory to the commissioner, or 
to exist in violation of any provision of this act, or unsafe or 
dangerous, he shall forthwith in writing notify the owner, 
agent, or any person having an interest therein, to secure the 
same, to provide sufficient means of egress in case of fire or 
to comply with the provision of this act which is being vio- 
lated, and shall affix in a conspicuous place upon its external 
walls a notice of its dangerous condition or of its condition as 
a fire-trap or of its being a common nuisance within the pro- 
visions of this act. The notice shall not be removed or 
defaced without his consent. 

The commissioner may with the written approval of the commissioner 
mayor order any building which in his opinion is unsafe, bulia^ng'^'^ 
not provided with sufficient means of egress in case of fire or ^'*'''^*«'''- 
exists in violation of any provision of this act, to be vacated 
forthwith. 

Section 2. Section five of said chapter five hundred and imenfied.^ ^' 
fifty is hereby amended by inserting after the word "shall", 
in the second fine, the words: — provide sufficient means of 
egress in case of fire satisfactory to the building commissioner, 
or shall comply with the provision of this act which is being 



168 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 206. 



violated, or shall, — and by inserting after the word "struc- 
ture", in the fifth and sixth lines, the words: — which he 
finds unsafe or dangerous, ^ — so as to read as follows: — 
Smmlssfoner Sectiou 5. The pcFsou notified as provided in the preceding 
in certain cases, scctiou shall providc Sufficient means of egress in case of 
fire satisfactory to the building commissioner, or shall com- 
ply with the provision of this act which is being violated, 
or shall secure or remove said building, structure, attach- 
ment or connection forthwith. If the public safety so re- 
quires, the commissioner, with the approval of the mayor, 
may at once enter the building or other structure which he 
finds unsafe or dangerous, the land on which it stands or the 
abutting land or buildings, with such assistance as he may 
require, and secure the same, and may erect such protection 
for the public by proper fence or otherwise as may be neces- 
sary, and for this purpose may close a public highway. 

Approved March 19, 1014- 



Chap. 206 An Act relative to the branding of certain carcasses 

AND OF PACKAGES CONTAINING MEAT. 



R. L. 75, § 103, 
etc., amended. 



Certain car- 
casses to be 
stamped or 
branded. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and three of chapter 
seventy-five of the Revised Laws, as set forth in chapter 
two hundred and twenty of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and three, and as amended by chapter four hundred 
and seventy-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and nine and by section five of chapter two hundred and 
ninety-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eleven, is hereby further amended by inserting after the 
word "therefor", in the fourteenth line, the words: — All 
packages containing meats so stamped or branded by the 
inspector as aforesaid shall, before they have been shipped 
from the slaughtering establishment, have properly secured 
to them a tag bearing the words " Massachusetts, Inspected, 
Passed", which tag may be so attached by the licensee, — 
and by inserting after the word "stamps", in the same line, 
the words: — and tags, — so as to read as follows: — Section 
103. In a slaughtering estabUshment wherein inspection 
and branding are not carried on under the rules and regula- 
tions for the inspection of live stock and other products, 
established by the United States department of agriculture 
in accordance with acts of congress, the carcasses of animals 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 207. 169 

slaughtered under the provisions of the four preceding 
sections shall at the time of slaughter, if not condemned, 
be stamped or branded by the inspector thereof in like 
manner as those inspected by the United States bureau 
of animal industry for interstate trade, by a stamp or 
brand designed for the purpose by the state board of health, 
which shall be furnished by it to the board of health of 
a city or town applying therefor. All packages containing 
meats so stamped or branded by the inspector as aforesaid 
shall, before they have been shipped from the slaughtering 
establishment, have properly secured to them a tag bearing 
the words "Massachusetts, Inspected, Passed", which tag 
may be so attached by the licensee. Such stamps and tags 
shall be uniform in design throughout the commonwealth, 
but shall contain the name of the city or town in which 
they are used. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

AjJjjroved March 19, 1914. 



An Act relative to commitments to the industrial Qiid^ 207 

SCHOOL FOR BOYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as joUows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter four hundred and e?c!'imeuded. 
seventy-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
nine, as amended by chapter six hundred and five of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the word "thirteen", in the second 
line, and inserting in place thereof the word: • — sixteen, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 2. Until December thirty- Courts of 
first, nineteen hundred and sixteen, the trustees of the in- to'b" noulSd 
dustrial school for boys may notify the courts of commit- Ts huifetc."' 
ment when the school is full, and no boys shall thereafter, 
within the said period, be committed, except with the con- 
sent of the trustees; but the courts of commitment shall 
have during that time the same right to commit boys over 
fifteen years of age to the Suffolk school for boys which 
existed before August first, nineteen hundred and nine, 
when the industrial school for boys was declared opened. 

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

Approved March 19, 1914- 



170 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 208, 209. 



Reimbursement 
of town of 
Arlington for 
care of certain 
smallpox 
patients. 



Chap. 208 An Act to provide for reimbursing the town of Arling- 
ton FOR expenses incurred IN THE CARE OF CERTAIN 
SMALLPOX PATIENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jollows: 

Section 1. The treasurer of the commonwealth shall 
pay to the town of Arlington the sum of twelve hundred 
dollars, being the reasonable expenses incurred by said town 
in the care of persons, having no legal settlement in any 
city or town of this commonwealth, who were infected with 
the smallpox in January and February, nineteen hundred 
and twelve. 

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

{The foregoing ims laid before the governor on the thirteenth 
day of March, 1914, and after five days it had "the force of a 
law", as prescribed by the constitution, as it was not returned 
by him icith his objections thereto within that time.) 



1912, 200, etc.: 
amended. 



C/iap. 209 An Act relative to the granting of bounties to agri- 
cultural societies. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and sixty of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, as amended by 
chapter two hundred and forty of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and thirteen, is hereby" further amended by 
striking out the word "October", in the sixth line, and 
inserting in place thereof the word : — August, • — so as 
to read as follows: — Every incorporated agricultural so- 
ciety which is entitled to receive a bounty under section 
one of chapter one hundred and twenty-four of the Revised 
Laws, as amended by chapter one hundred and thirty- 
three of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine, 
shall be entitled to receive annually in August from the 
commonwealth, in addition to the sum which it is entitled 
to receive under the said section, four hundred dollars for 
the following purposes: — Two hundred dollars to be dis- 
tributed in premiums to children and youths under eight- 
een years of age for the encouragement of horticulture, 
agriculture and domestic manufactures, subject to the 
discretion of each society drawing bounty; and two hun- 
dred dollars in general premiums; but no society shall re- 
ceive a larger sum in addition to the bounty to which it is 



Bounties for 
encouragement 
of agriculture, 
etc. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 210, 211. 171 

entitled under the said section than it shall have expended 
in the year last preceding in premiums, in excess of the sum 
to which it is entitled under the said section; nor in the 
case of the sum set apart in this act for premiums to children 
and youths a larger sum than it shall have expended for 
such premivuns. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Amyroved March 19, 1914' 

An Act relative to builx)ing permits in the city of (jj^q^^ 210 
cambridge. 

Be it enacted, etc., as joUows: 

Section 1. In the city of Cambridge permits for the Granting of 
construction, alteration, removal or tearing down of buildings mul'^in^hfcity 
or other structures, and for the installation of plumbing, ofCambruige. 
and for gas fitting, and for the setting and maintenance of 
steam boilers and furnaces shall be granted only by the 
superintendent of public buildings upon applications in 
writing on forms furnished by him and filed with him in 
conformity with law. The superintendent may require the 
material facts set forth in such application to be verified 
by the oath of the applicant; and he may also require, 
in his discretion, a survey of a lot on which any proposed 
building is to be erected to be filed with the application. 
Every application shall state the name and address of the 
owner of the premises. All permits issued hy the super- 
intendent shall be on printed forms approved by him. 

Section 2. On and after the first day of July, nineteen Fees for 
hundred and fourteen, there shall be charged for all permits 
issued by the superintendent of public buildings, such fees 
as the city council of the city of Cambridge may hereafter 
authorize. Ai^yroved March 19, 1914- 

An Act to authorize the city of lowell to fund a Chap.211 
certain part of its indebtedness. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Section 1. The city of Lowell, by a vote of three fifths cityofLoweii 
of the members of the municipal council taken by yeas and "erfain" 
nays, is hereby authorized to extend from time to time any 
portion of the tax loans issued prior to January first, nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, and now outstanding, and to issue 
revenue loans therefor, for a period not exceeding two years 



permits. 



indebtedness. 



172 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 212, 213. 



Money to be 
used only for 
purposes stated. 



from the passage of this act; and none of the uncollected 
taxes outstanding prior to January first, nineteen hundred 
and fourteen, shall be appropriated for any purposes so 
long as there are outstanding revenue loans, but when 
collected shall remain intact as a special fund to be applied 
to the payment of said loans. Debts incurred under au- 
thority of this act shall be deemed to be outside the statutory 
limit of indebtedness. 

Section 2. None of said money shall be paid out except 
on the certificate of the city solicitor that it is for the pur- 
poses stated in the foregoing section. 

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

Approved March 19, 1914- 



Chap.212 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay 

soldiers' relief to the widow of RUSSELL M. ZUVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized and 
directed to pay to Josephine, widow of Russell M. Zuver, a 
veteran of the Spanish war who died from disease contracted 
in the said war, the soldiers' relief or other assistance to 
which she would be entitled had the said Zuver obtained a 
settlement in the said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council. Approved March 20, 1914. 



City of Boston 
may pay 
soldiers' relief 
to widow of 
Russell M. 
Zuver. 



Time of 
taking effect. 



C/ia2).213 An Act to authorize the mansfield fire district to 
expend money and to issue notes or bonds for the 
housing and up-keep of its fire department. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Mansfield Fire District is hereby au- 
thorized to expend a sum not exceeding thirty-five thou- 
sand dollars in the purchase of land for fire stations, in the 
building of fire stations for housing fire apparatus and 
firemen, and in the purchase of fire apparatus for the ex- 
tinguishment of fires, and for these purposes may issue notes 
or bonds to the said amount. 

Section 2. Such notes or bonds shall be denominated 
on the face thereof, Mansfield Fire District Loan, Act of 
1914, and shall be payable by such annual payments, be- 
ginning not more than one year after the date thereof, as 



Mansfield Fire 
District may 
spend money 
for housing, 
etc., its fire 
department. 



Mansfield Fire 
District Loan, 
Act of 1914. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 214. 173 

will extinguish within twenty years from its date any loan 
made for the purchase of land or for the construction of 
buildings, and within five years from its date any loan made 
for the purchase of fire apparatus. The amount of such 
annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be less 
than the principal of the loan payable in any subsequent 
year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall con- 
stitute a separate loan. Said bonds or notes shall bear 
interest at a rate not exceeding four per cent per annum, 
and shall be signed by the treasurer of the district and 
countersigned by the prudential committee. The district 
may sell the said notes or bonds at public or private sale 
upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, 
but they shall not be sold for less than their par value. The Payment 
district shall, at the time of authorizing said loan or loans, 
provide for the payment thereof in accordance with the pro- 
visions of this act; and when a vote to that effect has been 
passed, a sum which will be sufficient to pay the interest 
as it accrues on the notes or bonds issued as aforesaid by the 
district, and to make such payments on the principal as 
may be required under the provisions of this act, shall, 
without further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the town 
annually thereafter, in the same manner in which other 
taxes are assessed, until the debt incurred by said loan or 
loans is extinguished. 

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

A J) proved March 20, 1014- 



An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay an Chav.214L 

ANNUITY to the WIDOW OF WILLIAM II. CLAY. 

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

, -^ ^ " niay pay an 

to pay an annuity not exceexling three hundred dollars to ?f""''^-Vci 
Emma J. Clay, widow of William H. Clay, so long as she 
remains unmarried. The said William H. Clay, while in 
the discharge of his duties as a member of the fire depart- 
ment of the city, received injuries or contracted a disease 
which resulted in his death. The fire commissioner may 
from time to time order the said annuity to be reduced. 

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

1 ,1 ., •! p • 1 'i taking effect. 

ance by the city council of said city. 

Approved March 23, 1914- 



174 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 215, 216. 



City of Boston 
may pay an 
annuity to 
Alice M. Goff. 



Chap. 215 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay an 

ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF JOHN J. GOFF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 
pay an annuity of not more than three hundred dollars to 
Alice M. Goff, widow of John J. Goff, so long as she remains 
unmarried. The said John J. Goff, while in the discharge 
of his duties as a member of the fire department of the city, 
received injuries or contracted a disease, which injuries or 
disease resulted in his death. The fire commissioner may, 
from time to time, order the said annuity to be reduced. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of said city, with the approval of the 
mayor. Approved March 23, 1914. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



R. L. 21, § 48, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 21Q An Act to provide for the examination of the ac- 
counts OF superintendents of shops in houses of 
correction. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section forty-eight of chapter twenty-one 
of the Revised Laws, as amended by section one of chapter 
thirty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eleven, is hereby further amended by striking out the words 
"and also", in the tenth and eleventh lines, and by insert- 
ing after the word "officers", in the eleventh line, the words: 
— and also superintendents of shops in houses of correc- 
tion, — so as to read as follows : — Section 4^. He or his 
deputy shall also visit, at least once a year without previous 
notice, all other county officers who receive money payable 
by them to the county treasurer, clerks of the supreme 
judicial court and the superior court in the county of Suffolk, 
the recorder and all assistant recorders of the court of land 
registration, registers of probate and insolvency, registers 
of deeds, trial justices and clerks of police, district and 
municipal courts, and justices of such courts having no clerk, 
and truant schools, probation officers, and also superintend- 
ents of shops in houses of correction, and shall make an 
examination of their accounts and vouchers and the items 
of receipts and expenditures. He shall ascertain the actual 
amount of money on hand in each of said departments or 
with any of said officers. He shall require, so far as possible, 



Visitations and 
examinations 
by controller 
of county 
accounts, etc. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 217, 218. 175 

uniformity and correctness in the method of keeping said 
accounts, and may prescribe the classification of receipts and 
expenditures and a uniform system of receipts, certificates, 
vouchers and exhibits. Said officers and persons shall 
afford to the controller and his deputies such assistance as 
he may require in making such examination and shall make 
returns and exhibits under oath in such form and at such 
times as he shall prescribe. They shall also keep an accurate 
account of all money charged or received by them in their 
official capacities, and also of all expenditures made or lia- 
bilities incurred by them on account of the same, and shall 
annually, on or before the fifteenth day of January, make 
a return under oath to said controller of such receipts and 
expenditures for the preceding year. 

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

Ayijroved March 23, 1014- 

An Act relativp: to vacations of laborers employed fhnrt 217 

BY CITIES and towns. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All persons classified as laborers, or doing vacations may 
the work of laborers, and regularly employed by cities or {'aborera eni-" 
towns for more than one year, shall be granted a vacation of Ja^f tow'^n^ "*^'*^^ 
not less than two weeks during each year of their employ- 
ment, without loss of pay. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters Act to be 
of each of the cities and towns of the commonwealth at the voteTs"'''^ *° 
next annual state election for their acceptance or rejection, 
and shall take effect in any city or town upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the voters voting thereon in the affirmative. 

Ayyroved March 2S, 1914. 



Chap.218 



An Act to authorize the city of lynn to incur in- 
debtedness FOR THE PURPOSE OF BUILDING AND FUR- 
NISHING SCHOOL HOUSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of erecting and furnishing city of Lynn 
a grammar school building in ward five in the city of Lynn, L^an° Act of 
and for the purpose of making either extensions or additions ^^^^" 
and procuring additional furnishings for the English high 
school building in said city, the city of Lynn is hereby au- 



176 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 219. 

thorized to borrow, in excess of Its statutory limit of in- 
debtedness, a Slim not exceeding three hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars, and to issue therefor from time to time 
bonds or notes. Such bonds or notes shall be denominated 
on the face thereof, City of Lynn Schoolhouse Loan, Act 
of 1914, shall be signed by the treasurer of the city and 
countersigned by a majority of the municipal council, shall 
bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one half per 
cent per annum, and shall be payable by such annual pay- 
ments, beginning not more than one year after the date of 
each loan, as will extinguish each loan within twenty years 
from Its date; and the amount of such annual payment on 
any loan in any year shall not be less than the amount of the 
principal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. Each 
authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate 
loan. The city may sell the said securities at public or 
private sale upon such terms and conditions as it may deem 
proper, but they shall not be sold for less than their par 
value, and the proceeds shall be used only for the purposes 
herein specified. 
Payment of Section 2. Tlic clty shall, at the time of authorizing 

said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance with section one of this act, and when a vote to that 
effect has been passed, a sum which will be sufficient to 
pay the interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued 
as aforesaid, and to make such payment on the principal 
as may be required under the provisions of this act, shall, 
without further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the 
city annually thereafter, in the same manner In which 
other taxes are assessed, until the debt Incurred by said loan 
or loans Is extinguished. 

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

Apyroved March 23, 1914. 



Chap.219 An Act to authorize the payment of a pension by the 

CITY of WOBURN to JOHN CALLAHAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

may.piyT"'" Section 1. Thc city of Woburn is hereby authorized 
john'caiiahan. ^^^ V^Y aniuially to John Callahan of that city the sum of 
two hundred dollars, so long as he lives, the said Callahan 
having received injuries or contracted a disease, while in the 
discharge of his duties as a member of the highway depart- 
ment of the city, which totally incapacitated him for work. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 220, 221, 222. 177 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Time of taking 
by the city council of the city, with the approval of the 
mayor. Approved March 23, 1914.. 



An Act making an appropriation for operating the (JJiart 220 

NORTH METROPOLITAN SYSTEM OF SEWAGE DISPOSAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as j allows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred and J[,"[tanTystem 
seventy-three thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to °oa^rmlil'^ 
be paid out of the North INIetropolitan System Maintenance tenan'ce. 
Fund, for the maintenance and operation of a system of 
sewage disposal for the cities included in what is known as 
the north metropolitan system, during the fiscal year ending 
on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
fourteen. 

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

Approved March 23, 101 4- 



An Act making an appropriation for operating the Chav 221 

SOUTH METROPOLITAN SYSTEM OF SEWAGE DISPOSAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred twelve South metro- 

,1 li21JJ 1 J.J11 'IT- nolitan system 

thousand nve hundred and seventy dollars is hereby appro- of sewage dis- 
priated, to be paid out of the South Metropolitan Sewerage tenanc"'^'"" 
System Maintenance Fund, for the cost of maintenance and 
operation of the south metropolitan system of sewage dis- 
posal, comprising a part of Boston, the cities of Newton and 
Waltham, and the towns of Brookline, Watertown, Dedham 
and Milton, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen. 

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

Approved March 23, 1914- 

An Act making an appropriation for the care of the Chap. 222 

CHARLES river BASIN BY THE METROPOLITAN PARK COM- 
MISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred thirty- care of charies 
two thousand one hundred eleven dollars and twenty cents "^^"^ ^^*°' - 
is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the Charles River 



178 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 223, 224. 



Basin Maintenance Fund by the metropolitan park com- 
missiQn, for the care of the Charles river basin, during the 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, as authorized by chapter four hun- 
dred and sixty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and three. 

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

Ajyproved March 2S, 1914- 



Purchasing 
agent for city 
of Worcester, 
appointment, 
etc. 



Chap.223 An Act to provide for a purchasing agent for the 

CITY OF WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. There shall be a purchasing agent appointed 
annually by the mayor, to be confirmed by the board of 
aldermen, in the city of Worcester. The purchasing agent 
shall purchase all supplies for the city, except in cases of 
emergency. All purchases or contracts for purchases ex- 
ceeding twenty-five dollars in amount shall be based upon 
competition, and no purchases or contracts for purchases 
shall be made for the expenditure of more than twenty-five 
dollars for any one class of supplies in any one month except 
by competition. A record shall be kept in the office of the 
purchasing agent of prices of all supplies, which shall be 
open to the inspection of any citizen. The purchasing agent 
may employ such assistants as the board of aldermen and 
the mayor may deem necessary, and his salary and that 
of his assistants shall be fixed by the mayor, with the ap- 
proval of the board of aldermen. 

Section 2. Said purchases shall be made subject to the 
approval of the mayor for all amounts exceeding three hun- 
dred dollars. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the city council of the city of Worcester. 

AiJXirovcd March 23, 1914. 



Purchases to be 
subject to 
approval of 
mayor. 

Time of taking 
effect. 



Chap. 224i An Act to authorize the city of fall river to incur 

ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS FOR POLICE DEPARTMENT PUR- 
POSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Poilc^BSuding Section 1. The city of Fall River, for the purpose of 

ix)an. Act of purchasing or otherAvise acquiring land, and of constructing 

buildings thereon for its police department and of equipping 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 225. 179 

the same, may incur indebtedness to an amount not ex- 
ceeding one hundred and eighty-five thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, to be denominated on 
the face thereof, Fall River Police Building Loan, Act of 
1914. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the treasurer 
of the city and countersigned by the mayor, shall bear interest 
at a rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 
shall not be reckoned in determining the statutory limit 
of indebtedness of the city, and shall be payable by such 
annual payments, beginning not more than one year after 
the date thereof, as will extinguish each loan within twenty 
years after its date. The amount of such annual payment 
of any loan in any year shall not be less than the amount 
of the principal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. 
Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a 
separate loan. The city may sell the said securities at 
public or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as 
it may deem proper; but they shall not be sold for less 
than their par value. 

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

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

Approved March 23, 1914- 

An Act to authorize the city of fall river to incur Chav -225 

ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Fall River, for the purpose of s^hoS'^an, 
purchasing or otherwise acquiring land, and of constructing Act of i9i4. 
school buildings thereon, and of equipping new buildings, 
may incur indebtedness to an amount not exceeding eighty 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, 
to be denominated on the face thereof. Fall River School 
Loan, Act of 1914. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by 
the treasurer of the city and countersigned by the mayor, 
shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one 
half per cent per annum, shall not be reckoned in determining 



180 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 226, 227. 

the statutory limit of indebtedness of the city, and shall be 
payable by such annual payments, beginning not more than 
one year after the date thereof, as will extinguish each loan 
within twenty years after its date. The amoimt of such 
annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be less 
than the amount of the principal of the loan payable in any 
subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes 
shall constitute a separate loan. The city may sell the said 
securities at public or private sale, upon such terms and 
conditions as it may deem proper; but they shall not be 
sold for less than their par value, 
^yment of SECTION 2. The city, at the time of authorizing the said 

loan, shall provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
payments as will extinguish the same within the time pre- 
scribed in this act; and when such provision has been made 
the amount required therefor shall, without further vote, 
annually be assessed by the assessors of the city, in the same 
manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the said 
debt is extinguished. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 23, 1914- 

Chap.22Q An Act relative to the membership of michael l. 

IIICKEY IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF 
BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

SlifchaTL!'* Section 1. INIichael L. Hickey, who was at one time a 
de'^artnirntS ni^i^ber of tlic rcgular fire department of the city of Boston 
Boston. and who was discharged from said department on February 

twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred and eight, and who is at 
present employed as a teamster in the repair branch of the 
aforesaid department, may, with the approval of the fire 
commissioner, be restored to a position in the regular de- 
partment without undergoing a civil service examination. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 23, 1914. 

Chap. 227 An Act to authorize the county of essex to borrow 

MONEY FOR EQUIPPING THE INDEPENDENT AGRICULTURAL 
SCHOOL OF THE COUNTY OF ESSEX. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Esaex^may Tlic couuty commissioucrs of the county of Essex are 

fo/cq'^ip^ng^ hereby authorized to borrow on the credit of the county 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 228, 229. 181 

a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, for a period not schoo"!*"'^''^ 
exceeding one year, for the purpose of equipping the in- 
dependent agricultural school of the county of Essex, to 
be paid to the trustees of the said school by the treasurer of 
the county on their requisition. 

Approved March 23, 1914. 



An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum (^/^^^ 228 

OF MONEY TO MICHAEL o'kEEFE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The city of Boston may pay a sum of money city of Boston 
not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars to Michael JJf",Lney to^"" 
O'Keefe, an employee of the city, on account of serious in- o'SL 
juries sustained by him on September tenth, nineteen 
hundred and twelve, while in the discharge of his duty as 
such employee. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the city council of the city of Boston, with the 
approval of the mayor. Approved March 23, IOI4. 



An Act to change the name of the woman's baptist rjhn^ 929 

FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY AND TO AUTHORIZE IT TO 
HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The name of the Woman's Baptist Foreign Name changed. 
Missionary Society, a corporation organized under the 
general laws of the commonwealth, is hereby changed to 
Woman's American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. 

Section 2. The Woman's American Baptist Foreign May hoki real 
Mission- Society may, for the purposes of its incorporation, ertltefeTc"'*^ 
take and hold in fee simple or otherwise, lands, tenements 
and hereditaments by gift, grant, purchase or devise, not 
exceeding in value one million dollars, and may also take 
and hold by gift, grant or bequest personal estate to an 
amount not exceeding five million dollars. 

Section 3. The Woman's American Baptist Foreign Annual 
Mission Society shall meet annually at such time and place ""'''*''°^- 
as it may appoint within the United States of America. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect on the first day Time of taking 
of April, nineteen hundred and fourteen. 

Approved March 23, 1914- 



182 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 230, 231, 232. 



Chap.230 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum 

OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF CHARLES McGOVERN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

maypi^a'sum Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized 
Ma?y °^^ *° to pay to Mary McGovern, widow of Charles McGovern, a 
McGovern. former employee of the city, a pension, so long as she lives 
and remains unmarried, equal to one half of the annual sum 
which the said McGovern was receiving at the time of his 
death which occurred on October twenty-eighth, in the 
year nineteen hundred and nine, from an accident in the 
course of his employment. 

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

Approved March 23, 1914. 

Chap. 2S1 An Act to authorize the boston fatherless and 
widows' society to iioJjD additional property. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

May hold Section 1. The Boston Fatherless and Widows' So- 

additional , . i i i i p i i> 

property. ciety, mcorporatcd by chapter twenty-three oi the acts or 

the year eighteen himdred and thirty-seven, may hold, for 
the purposes of the societ}^ real and personal estate to 
an amount not exceeding in all two hundred thousand dol- 
lars in value. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajjproved March 23, 1014- 

Chap. 232 An Act to incorporate the trustees of the psi omega 

fraternity in WILLIAMS COLLEGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Trustees^of the Section 1. Arthur N. Pack, Carl E. Glock, Samuel 
Fraternity in Scrivcu Evaus, Juuior, and Charles Bach Utley, their asso- 

WiUianis Col- . , , , , , . i 

lege inoor- ciatcs and succcssors, are hereby made a corporation under 
porate . ^^^ name of the Trustees of the Psi Omega Fraternity in Wil- 

liams College, for the purpose of holding and managing the 
real estate and personal property of the said fraternity, with 
the powers and privileges and subject to the duties, liabilities 
and restrictions set forth in the general laws now or hereafter 
in force relating to such corporations. 
Meetings. Section 2. Tlic Said corporation is hereby authorized 

to hold meetings, for the purposes mentioned in this act, in 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 233, 234, 235. ' 183 

the city of New York as well as within this common- 
wealth. 

Section 3. The said corporation may receive, purchase. May hold, etc., 
hold and convey real and personal property for the use of sonafproperty. 
said fraternity: lyroimled, that the value of the real estate so Proviso. 
held at any time shall not exceed thirty-five thousand dol- 
lars; and said property shall not be exempt from taxation. 

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

Approved March 23, 101 4. 



Chap.233 



An Act relative to the membership of henry b, hey- 

MANN in the fire DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follouis: 

Section 1. Henry B. Ileymann, who was at one time a Reinstatement 
member of the regular fire department of the city of Boston, neymaan in 
may, subject to the approval of the fire commissioner, be mlnt'oflioston. 
restored to a place in the said department without under- 
going a civil service examination. 

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

Approved March 23, 1914. 

An Act to authorize the city of Worcester to adopt (j]iQrf 234 
ordinances regulating the construction of fire 

ESCAPES in or over PUBLIC STREETS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester is authorized to construction of 
adopt ordinances, from time to time, permitting and regu- capas'in^'^ftrof 
lating the place, design, construction and maintenance of ^^"■"cester. 
fire escapes in or over public streets. 

Section 2. The authority hereby granted shall not Not to affect^ 
affect the provisions of chapter six hundred and fifty-five sions of law. 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, and 
acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, otherwise 
than as is herein provided. 

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

Approved March 23, 1914- 

An Act relative to the reinstatement of daniel j. Chap. 235 

MAHONEY IN THE BOSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The fire commissioner, with the approval ^f^DanleTT"* 
of the mayor, is hereby authorized to reinstate Daniel J. t,\e Bolton"fire 

department. 



184 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 236. 



Mahoney as a member of the fire department of the city of 
Boston without civil service examination. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 24, 1914- 



Chap.236 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

EXPENSES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HIGHWAY COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

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

For the salaries of the engineers, clerks and assistants, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-seven thousand dollars. 

For travelling and other expenses of the commission, a 
sum not exceeding four thousand dollars. 

For postage, printing and other necessary ofhce expenses, 
including printing and binding the annual report, a sum not 
exceeding nine thousand dollars. 

For rent of offices, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 
dollars. 

For care and repair of machinery and tools, including 
storage, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of state highways, for the present 
year and for previous years, the sum of two hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to the 
amount authorized to be expended out of the Motor Vehicle 
Fees Fund, as authorized by section thirty of chapter five 
hundred and thirty-four of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and nine. 

For the maintenance and operation of the Newburv'port 
bridge and the Brightman street bridge in Fall River, a sum 
not exceeding twenty thousand dollars. 

For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths and 
other insect pests which threaten the trees on state highways, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

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



Appropriations, 
Massachusetts 
highway com- 
mission. 



Commissioners. 



Engineers, 
clerks, etc. 

Travelling ex- 
penses, etc. 

Office expenses, 
etc. 



Rent of offices. 



Care of 
machinery, etc. 



Maintenance of 
state highways. 



Maintenance, 
etc., of certain 
bridges. 



Suppression of 
gypsy and 
brown tail 
moths. 



Repair of high- 
way in Truro. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 237. 185 

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

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

Api^roved March 21^, 191 J^. 

An Act to authorize the city of fall river to incur nh^,^ 237 

ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS FOR ALMSHOUSE PURPOSES. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Fall River, for the purpose of ^-^.'.^g^^^,^^^ 
purchasing or otherwise acquiring land and of constructing i^^, Act of 
buildings thereon for almshouse and poor farm purposes, 
and of equipping such buildings, may incur indebtedness to 
an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, 
and may issue bonds or notes therefor, to be denominated 
on the face thereof. Fall River Almshouse Loan, Act of 1914. 
Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the treasurer of the 
city and countersigned by the mayor, shall bear interest at 
a rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 
shall not be reckoned in determining the statutory' limit 
of indebtedness of the city, and shall be payable by such, 
annual payments, beginning not more than one year after 
the date thereof, as will extinguish each loan within twenty 
years from its date. The amount of such annual payment 
in any year shall not be less than the amount of the prin- 
cipal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. Each 
authorized issue of notes or bonds shall constitute a separate 
loan. The city may sell the said securities at public or 
private sale upon such terms and conditions as it may 
deem proper; but they shall not be sold for less than their 
par value. 

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

Section 3. The proceeds of the sale of any land or Proceeds of sale 
buildings now used by the city of Fall River for poor farm ertytobeused 

1111 "^ipj^i J" •• for construction 

purposes shall be used tor the purpose ot acquirmg a new of new buiid- 
site and for the construction of new buildings thereon, and '"^^' ''*''• 
any balance remaining from the sale of such land or build- 



186 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 238. 



ings shall be paid into the sinking funds of the city now 
established for the liquidation of debt issued outside the 
debt limit, exclusive of water debt, and shall be pro-rated 
as nearly as possible in proportion to the amount in the 
several funds. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 24, 1014. 



1913, 767. § 4, 
amended. 



Report to be 
acted upon by 
council. 



Chap.2S8 An Act relative to the approval by the city of fall 

RIVER OF PLANS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE WATUPPA 
PONDS AND QUEQUECHAN RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter seven hundred and sixty-seven of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen is hereby 
amended by striking out section four and inserting in place 
thereof the following new section : — Section 4- When said 
plans have been approved by the state board of health, the 
Watuppa ponds and Quequechan river commission shall 
submit to the city council of Fall River, not later than the 
first day of July, nineteen hundred and fifteen, a full report, 
giving in detail all plans and estimates of the total cost of 
all proposed works, and estimates of damages to be allowed 
and benefits to be assessed, and showing the amount of 
such total costs to be provided for by the city of Fall River. 
Upon receipt of said report, the city council shall, within 
thirty days, take positive action on the report, and may 
refer the same to said commission for revision or with sug- 
gested changes, and said commission shall thereupon re- 
consider said plans and resubmit the same with such changes 
as it shall approve; or the city council may approve or dis- 
approve said plans. If said plans are finally approved 
by the city council such approval shall authorize the con- 
struction of said proposed works by said commission in 
accordance with the provisions of this act. Should the city 
council finally vote to disapprove said plans, without re- 
ferring the same to said commission for revision, or with 
suggested changes, the duties and terms of oflSce of said 
commission shall cease. 

Section 2. Until the final vote of the city council 
approving said plans, thereby authorizing the construction 
of the work, the city of Fall River shall have the same rights, 
powers and authority which are conferred and imposed 
upon said city by chapter one hundred and fourteen of the 



City of Fall 
River to retain 
certain rights, 
powers, etc.. 
until final vote 
of council, etc. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 239, 240. 187 

acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one and by acts 
in addition thereto and in amendment thereof, and by 
chapter four hundred and thirty-seven of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and nine and by acts in addition thereto 
and in amendment thereof, whicli rights, powers and au- 
thority shall be exercised by said city as provided by section 
seven of said chapter one hundred and fourteen of the acts 
of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one. 

Section 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent here- Repeal, 
with are hereby repealed. Approved March 24, 1914- 

An Act relative to the sale by the btate board of Chap.2o9 

AGRICULTURE OF POSTERS CONTAINING EXTRACTS FROM 
THE TRESPASS LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter four hundred and amtndtd.^^' 
forty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and four 
is hereby amended by inserting after the word "therefor", 
in the sixth line, the words : — to sell additional copies at 
not less than the cost thereof, — and by adding at the 
end thereof the words: — All amounts received from the 
sale of said posters shall be paid into the treasury of the 
commonwealth, — so as to read as follows : — Section 3. Distribution, 
It shall be the duty of the said secretary to cause copies of posters. ' 
said extracts to be printed on durable material, suitable to 
be affixed to trees or otherwise to be posted in the open 
air, to furnish not exceeding five copies in any one year 
without charge to any reputable person applying therefor, 
to sell additional copies at not less than the cost thereof, 
and annually on or before the first day of April, to send one 
such copy to each post office in the commonwealth. All 
amounts received from the sale of said posters shall be paid 
into the treasury of the commonwealth. 

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

Approved March 24, 1914- 

An Act to provide for the improvement of a part of CJiav, 240 

DORCHESTER BAY BY THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to improvement 
undertake such work for the improvement and development in Dorchester 
of that part of Dorchester bay known as Old Harbor, as is ^^ 



188 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 241, 242. 



Expenditure 
authorized. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



defined in plan one of the report of the state board of health 
and the directors of the port of Boston to the general court in 
accordance with chapter one hundred and thirty-three of the 
resolves of the year nineteen hundred and twelve. 

Section 2. The city is hereby authorized to expend for 
the purposes of this act a sum not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Boston, with the approval of 
the mayor. Approved March 25, 1914- 



1913, 426, § 1, 
amended. 



Chap. 24il An Act relative to the moving by women of boxes 

AND OTHER RECEPTACLES IN MILLS AND WORKSHOPS. 

Be it enacted, etc,, as follows: 

Section one of chapter four hundred and twenty-six of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen is hereby 
amended by striking out the words "having the dimensions of 
not less than two feet in width, two and one half feet in 
length and two feet in height, or equivalent dimensions", 
in the first, second, third and fourth lines, and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — which with their contents weigh 
seventy-five pounds or over and, — and also by inserting 
after the word "device", in the seventh line, the words: — 
connected with such boxes or other receptacles, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 1. Boxes, baskets and other re- 
ceptacles which with their contents weigh seventy-five pounds 
or over and which are to be moved by female employees in 
any manufacturing or mechanical establishment, shall be 
provided with pulleys, casters or some other mechanical de- 
vice connected with such boxes or other receptacles so that 
they can be moved easily from place to place in such estab- 
lishments. Approved March 25, 1914- 



Certain recep- 
tacles to be 
moved by fe- 
male employees 
to be provided 
with casters, 
etc. 



Chap. 242 An Act to authorize the city of fall river to incur 

ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS FOR PLAYGROUND PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Fall River, for the purpose of the 
improvement and development of the Eastern plaj'^ground, 
so-called, in that city, may incur indebtedness to an amount 
not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds 
or notes therefor, to be denominated on the face thereof, 
Fall River Playground Loan, Act of 1914. Such bonds or 



Fall River 
Playground 
Loan, Act of 
1914. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 243, 244. 189 

notes shall be signed by the treasurer of the city and counter- 
signed by the mayor, shall bear interest at a rate not ex- 
ceeding four and one half per cent per annum, shall not be 
reckoned in determining the statutory limit of indebtedness 
of the city, and shall be payable by such animal payments, 
beginning not more than one year after the date thereof, as 
will extinguish each loan within thirty years from its date. 
The amount of such annual payment in any year shall not 
be less than the amount of the principal of the loan payable 
in any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of notes or 
bonds shall constitute a separate loan. The city may sell 
the said securities at public or private sale, upon such terms 
and conditions as it may deem proper, but they shall not 
be sold for less than their par value. 

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

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

Aijproved March 25, 1914- 

An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance Chap. 243 
OF the state farm. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding three hundred and fifty state farm. 
thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of 
the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
for the maintenance of the state farm, during the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and fourteen. 

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

Ajjyroved March 25, 1914- 

An Act to dissolve certain corporations. Chap. 244: 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Such of the following named corporations. Corporations 
as are not already legally dissolved, are hereby dissolved, 
subject to the provisions of sections fifty-two and fifty- 



190 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 

three of chapter four hundred and thirty-seven of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and three : — 

dfssCrved""" A. and A. Supply Company, The 

A. E. Thacher Shell Fish Co. 
A. F. Marston Company 
A. F. Rabeour Company 
A. G. Crosby Company 
A. Herman Company 
A. L. Webster Company 
A. S. Persky Company 
A. T. Colcord Corporation 
Abbott's Menthol Plaster Company 
Abrasive Sand Company, The 
Acme Company Incorporated 
Acme Manufacturing Company 
Acme Motor Car Co. 
Adams Marble Company 
Adelson Company, The 
Ainslie, Merry and Boomer, Incorporated 
Airedale Mills Company 
Airey and Place Company 
A-Ke-Les Foot Comfort Co. 
Albany Clay Products Company, The 
Albert Dodge Company 
Alleas Aviation Company 
Allerton Worsted Mills Co. 
Alley and Emery, Incorporated 
Allston Builders' Finish Co. 
AUston Hand Laundry Inc. 
Alpena Boston Company 
Alternating Target Company 
Aluminium Solder Company of Boston 
Alynbrooke Press Incorporated 
Amatouri-Dufresne Company 
American Bank Clock Specialty Company 
American Brokerage Company 
American Cotton Waste Company 
American Ever Ready Company 
American Float Electric Company 
American Heel Company of Peabody 
American Hide Washing Machine Company 
American Kaolin Company 
American Oil and Turpo Company 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 191 

American Skate Co. dbsdved'"'^ 

American Steam Dyeing and French Cleansing Works 

American Submerged Exliaust Co. 

American Typographic Company 

American Woman's Shop Incorporated, The 

Amesbury ]\Ietal Body Company 

Anchor Mills Company 

Anderson Showcase Co. 

Andover Amusement Company 

Andrews Dykeman Company 

Anti-itis Inc. 

Appledore Hotel Corporation 

Appliance Manufacturing Company 

Archibald Wheel Company. (Organized December 26, 

1871) 
Aristos Company of Boston, The 
Arlington Investment Company, The 
Arthur A. Allen Company, The 
Asbestos INIortar Company 
Assembly Club of Boston 
Assembly Tea Rooms Inc., The 
Associated Lumber Company 
Atlantic Aviation Association 
Atlantic Dress Manufacturing Company 
Atlas IMotor Car Co. 
Atterbury Motor Truck Company, The 
Attleboro Co-operative Store, Inc. 
Auto Foto Boston Company 
Auto Spring Wheel Company, The 
Automatic Base Ball Company 
Automobile League of New England Inc. 
Automobile Lighting Company, The 
Automobile Omnibus Company 
Automobile Transportation Company 
B. E. Jones Company 
B. S. Gordon Company 
B. S. Thompson and Co. Limited 
B. Walk and Son Company 
Back Bay Baths, Inc. 
Backus Heater Sales Company 
Baker Construction Co. Inc. 
Balch Brothers Company 
Banda Sea Expedition, Inc. 
Barney & Company Inc. 



192 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 

dSved!""' Bay Side Motor & Yacht Club, Inc. 

Bay State Fire Hose Company 
Bay State Grinder Company 
Bay State Sign Company 
Beach Amusement Company 
Beacon Broken Stone Company 
Beacon Cutlery Company 
Beacon Park Carriage Co. 
Beacon Pharmacy, Inc. 
Beacon Sanitarium Incorporated 
Bean-Fowle Shoe Company 
Bean Shoe Company, Incorporated 
Bedford- Willis Company 
Belchertown Electric Company 
Belden Electo Milk Company 
Belfast Handkerchief and Embroidery Company 
Benjamin Klous Company 
Berger Machine Company 
Berkeley Motor Car Company, The 
Berkeley Trust Associates, Incorporated 
Berkshire Hills Ice Company 
Berkshire Leather Goods Manufacturing Company 
Berkshire Lodge, Incorporated 
Berkshire Motors Company 
Berwick Cake Company 
Bishop-Babcock-Becker Company of Massachusetts, 

The 
Blake Allen Company 
Blake Spark Plug Co. 
Blanchard Press 
Blue Hill Museum Company 
Blue Moon Laundry Company 
Bond Exchange Company 
Boston-Alberta Company, The 
Boston and St. John Tripolite Company 
Boston Auto Coach Company 
Boston Bent Glass Company, The 
Boston Bond & Note Co. 
Boston Buying Company 
Boston Car Wheel Company 

Boston Co-operative Milk Producers' Company, The 
Boston Dyeing & Cleansing Co., Inc. 
Boston Electric Garage Co. 
Boston Exhibiting Association 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 193 

Boston Felt Manufacturing Company Corporations 

Boston Furniture Company dissolved. 

Boston Gas Producer and Engine Company 

Boston Handle Company 

Boston Hay and Grain Company, The 

Boston Independent Investment Company, The 

Boston Produce Company 

Boston Products Company 

Boston Real Estate Association of Boston 

Boston Safety Crank Company 

Boston Tanners Egg Yolk Co. Inc. 

Boston Terrier Record Company 

Boston Trap Rock Contracting Company 

Boston Traveler Company, The 

Boston Wholesale Drug Co. 

Boston Wrecking Company, The 

Boston Writers Syndicate, Inc. 

Bosworth Manufacturing Company 

Bowman and Gregg Company 

Boyd, Dalton & Co., Inc. 

Bradley and Leavitt Counter Co. 

Bradshaw Construction Company, The 

Brighton Coal Company. (Organized 1904) 

Bristol County Investment Company 

Brockton Bleach and Stain Company, The 

Brockton Lumber and Construction Company 

Brockton Shoe Market, Inc. 

Brook Manufacturing Company 

Brookline Gift Shop, Inc. 

Brookline Motor & Specialty Corporation 

Brown Brothers Company 

Brown-Dexter Co. 

Brown Electrical Company, The 

Brown-Talbot Machinery Company 

Budd Company, Inc. 

BufFum-Sorenson Company 

Bullard Specialty Co. 

Bullion Tip Company 

Burnham Shoe Company, The 

Burns Jewelry Manufacturing Company 

Burrows Lock-Nut & Bolt Company 

Burrows Manufacturing Company 

Burton Dentists Inc. 

Butler Automatic Gas Igniter Syndicate, inc. 



194 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 

drsIorved°"' Butler Chuck Company, The 

Byam-Southwick Company 
C. B. Arey & Company, Incorporated 
C. D. Wheelock, Inc. 
C. E. Davenport Company 
C. H. Batchelder Company 
C. M. Kimball Company 
C. T. Saul Optical Company 
C. W. Luce & Co., Inc. 
Calcide Process Company 
Caloric Bath Institute (Incorporated) 
Cambridge Share Club, Incorporated, The 
Cambridge Theatre, Inc. 
Cameron Manufacturing Company 
Capitol Laundry Company 
Car Ventilating & Heating Co. 
Carohne Chemical Company (1912) 
Carroll Construction Company 
Carstens Packing Company 
Catherine Shea Company 
Caxton Society Incorporated, The 
Ceely Company 

Central Investment Association, Incorporated 
Chace Manufacturing Company 
Chandler Planer Company 
Chapman Valve Manufacturing Company. (Organized 

July 20, 1874) 
Charles A. Adams, Incorporated 
Charles A. Brackett Box Company, The 
Charles Daggett Box Company 
Chas. F. Page Company 
Charles H. Stone Co. 
Charles J. Roche & Co., Inc. 
Charles River Boat and Transportation Company 
Charles River Laundry Company 
Chas. S. Hald Painting and Decorating Company 
Charlesgate Garage, Incorporated 
Chauffeurs' Legal Association 
Cheeney Piano and Music Bureau, Inc. 
Chelsea Investment Association, Inc., The 
Ciambelli Drug Company 
City Ice Company 
City of Boston Realty Company 
City Plumbing Company 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 195 

Clayton and Craig, Incorporated d^Iorved"''^ 

Cliftondale Pharmacy, Inc. 

Cobb and White Company 

Colher Automobile Goggle Company 

Colonial Hat Manufacturing Co. 

Colonial Investment Company 

Colonial Mica Company 

Colonial Operating Company 

Colonial Sales Company 

Columbia Comb Company 

Commercial Securities Company 

Commonwealth Investment Company 

Concrete Engineering Co., The 

Connors Leather Company 

Consumers' Auto League Inc. 

Cooper Ice Cream Company 

Co-operative Auto Sales Co., Inc. 

Co-operative Fund, Inc. 

Co-operative Publishing Company, The 

Coops Manufacturing Company 

Corona Manufacturing and Supply Co. 

Cotting Manufacturing Co. 

Cottle Leather Company 

Craftsman Chemical Company 

Craglyon Investment Company 

Craig and Richards Granite Company 

Credit-reform Association 

Crescent Land & Building Company 

Crown Laundry Company 

Crown Neckwear Works 

Cuban Land and Fruit Company of Lowell 

Curtis Motor Repair Co. 

D. A. Baldwin Co. 

D. B. WilHs Company 

D. Caro and Co., Inc. 

D. J. Long Marble Company 

D. M. Foster Drug Company 

Dalton Life-Saving Appliance Co. 

Dan Smith Co. 

Daniel J. Shea & Co., Inc. 

Daniels Millinery Company 

Dartmouth Pharmacy, The 

Davidson Specialty Co. 

Davis Cash Market Co. 



196 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 

&vef ''' DeVaux & Peterson, Inc. 

Dean Brothers, Inc. 
Densmore Mercantile Corporation 
Desmond-Hayden Shoe Company 
Devereux Corporation, The 
Devonshire Overall Company 
Die Deutsche Universale Ciematograph Company 
District Eye & Ear Infirmaries, The 
Dixon, Walsh & Nicholson Co. 
Dr. Holland Remedy Company 
Dr. Randall Dental Company 
Doctor Wilber Institute Inc. 
Don Manufacturing Company 
Dorchester Sand Company 
Dreamland Amusement Company 
Drew Stranahan Hussey Company, The 
Druggists Co-operative Ice Cream Company 
Druggists Supply Company, The 
Dwelley-Nichols Engineering Company 
Dyer Retanning Company 
E. A. Briggs Company 
E. B. Blanchard Company 
E. C. Andrews Company, The 
E. C. Leonard Company 
E. D. Leighton Company 
E. H. McCausland Co. Inc., The 
E. L. Chase, Inc. 
E. P. Hall Co. 
E. R. Sherburne Company. (Organized February, 

1913) 
E. S. Adams Company 
E. Van Noorden Company 
East Texas Farm Association, The 
Eastern Autogenous Welding Co. 
Eastern Carbonic Gas Company 
Eastern Coal Company 
Eastern Hotel Company 
Eastern Novelty & Lighting Company, The 
Eastern Paper Stock Company 
Eastern Seats and Tank Co. 
Eastman Heating Company 
Economy Hanger & Bed-Chair Company, The 
Edison Electric Vehicle Company 
Edward F. Logan Company 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 197 

Edward Holden Company Corporations 

Edwards and Poor Company "^^ ^^ 

Electric Manufacturing Company of Pittsfield 

Electric Time Table Machine Corporation 

Eliot Motor Car Company, Inc. 

Elk Flint Bottle Company 

Elliott's Hotel, Inc. 

Emanuel Wasserman Company 

Emel Chemical Company 

Ensign Manufacturing Company (1905) 

Enterprise Fuel and Supply Company 

Enterprise Furniture Company 

Equitable Co-operative Association 

Essex Engraving Company 

Essex Grocery Company 

Essex Hosiery Company 

Etna Leather Company 

Everybody's Co-operative Grocery Store Corporation 

Excelsior Laundry Co., The 

Exo Products Co. 

Expansion Spring Rim & Tire Company, The 

Eytinge & Company of Boston, Inc. 

F. H. Wentworth Company, The 

Fales Manufacturing Company 

Fall Brook Farm Co. 

Fall River Building Company 

Fay Manufacturing Company, The 

Federal Amusement Co. Inc. 

Federal Chain and Manufacturing Company 

Fenway Auto-Top Company 

Ferguson Construction Company 

Fernald Company 

Fiander Incorporated 

Fidelity Fund, Inc. 

Fidelity Legal Corporation 

Fifield Shoe Machinery Company 

Fire Fighters Fearnaught Belt Co. 

Fiske Shoe & Leather Co. 

Flexible Tire Company, Incorporated, The 

Ford & Allen (Inc.) (1911) 

Ford & Denning, Inc. 

Ford-Hawkes Company 

Fort Hill Bronze Mfg. Co. 

Fothergill Motor Co. 



198 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 

SXed""' Frank C. Silvia Company 

Frank H. Cowin Company 
Frank J. Ross Company 
Frankland & Knight Company 
Fred Moore Produce Company 
Frederick C. Warren Construction Company 
Frederick Wallace Submarine Diving & Wrecking Co., 

Inc., The 
Freeman-Cotting Coat Co. 
Freeman Wight Company 
French King Rapids Power Company 
Friendly Corporation of Roxbury 
Fyfe-Eskrigge Company, The 
G. H. Chessman Co., The 
G. H. Hammond Company, The 
G. V. Scott Company 
Gambs & Bishop Company 
Gay Automobile Company 
General Aviation Company 
General Color & Chemical Company. (1908) 
General Electric Construction Company 
General Engineering Company 
General Gas System Company 
General Power Company 
George A. Paul Lumber Company, Inc. 
George B. Perkins Company 
George F. Reed Company 
George G. Fox Company 
George L. Winn Co. (Inc.) 

George M. Edgarton Company, Inc. (Organized Sep- 
tember 23, 1909) 
George M. Harper Co. 
George Miles Company 
George S. Johnston Co. 
German Embroidery Company 
Gerrish & Penney Company 
Gilbert F. Quinn Company 
Gilmore Mfg. Co. 
Gilsum Woolen Company 
Globe Paper Co. of New York 
Goldman Brothers Company 
GoUer Grover Shoe Company 
Gordon Shoe Company 
Gordon W. Turner Company 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 199 

Gore Lace Shoe Co., The Corporations 

/^ r, ^-^ dissolved. 

uoss Bros. Company 

Gramm Motor Truck Company of New England 

Grand Shoe Company, The 

Grant Motor Truck Company 

Grant Paint Company, The 

Greater Boston Theatres Corporation 

Greek American Co-operative Association of Lawrence, 

Mass. 
Green Supply Company, Lie. 
Greenfield Co-operative Store 
Gregoire Laboratory of Lowell, Massachusetts, Inc., 

The 
Grimwood Tailoring Company 
Grocers Packing Co. 
Grossman Cap Company 
Guarantee Shoe Company, The 
Guaranty Plate Works 
Guy S. Leavitt Company 
H. and M. Electric Company 
H. B. Stone & Company, Incorporated 
H. F. Estabrook, Inc. 
H. G. White Company 
H. I. Emmons Company 
H. L. Houghton Manufacturing Company 
H. W. Vinson Company 
H. Wilkinson Company 
Hale Piano Company, The 
Hamilton Sales Agency, Incorporated 
Hammond Beef Company 
Harriman Lumber Co. 
Harrington Fire-Proofing Company, The 
Harry D. Mcintosh Co. 
Harry F. Grant Co. 
Harvard Aviation Association 
Harvard Chemical Manufacturing Company, The 
Hayford-Chase Company 
Hazard Company 
Healey Brothers Shoe Company 
Healey Sewer Machine and Construction Company, 

The 
LTeath Grate Bar Company 
Henry F. McManus Company 
Henry R. Barry Company, The 



200 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 

dr/sK""' Henry Wenz Company 

Hercules Motor Truck Company 

Herman Schreiber Company, The 

Hewett Dairy Lunch Co. 

Hewitt-Gottfried Co. Inc. 

Highland Drug Company, The 

Hill Novelty Company, The 

Hilton-Dodge Lumber Company, The 

Hoagland-Curtis Drug Company 

Hobbs Electric Sign Company 

Hoben Shoe Company 

Holland Realty and Industrial Company 

Home Player-Piano Company, The 

Homes Building & Mortgage Co., The 

Hotel Landansea Company 

Howard & Dennis, Incorporated 

Hoyle Lumbering Co., The 

Hub Brush Co., The 

Hudson Bay Fur Company 

Hurley Company, The 

Hyde Park Water Company 

Hygenia Brush Company 

Hygienic Container Company 

Hyrup Company, The 

Ideal Clothing Company, The 

Ideal Faucet and Valve Company 

Ideal Leather Goods Company 

Importing Branch, Ltd. 

Independent Ice Company of Peabody 

Independent Publishing Co., The 

Independent Wholesale Grocery Company 

Industrial Securities Company, The 

Institution for Physical Therapeutics 

Inter-National Grocery Company, The 

Inter State Amusement Co. 

Inter-State Lumber Company 

International Automatic Railway Fan Company 

International Automobile Association 

International Footograph Company 

International News Bureau Publishing Company, The 

International Plate Glass Co. 

Interstate Sales Corporation 

Interurban Ice Manufacturing Company 

Investment and Trust Association 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 201 

Investors Corporation Company corporations 

T • 1 K • r^t r-t dissolved. 

Irisn-Amencan (jiue Company 

Irving F. Moore Amusement Company 

Italian Co-operative Company of Weymouth 

Italian Co-operative Market of Lynn Inc. 

Italian Publishing Company 

J. A. Keating Co. 

J. A. Selsman Company Bankers Incorporated 

J. A. Stowell Co. 

J. D. Gosselin Co. 

J. E. Ryan, Incorporated 

J. H. Foss Company 

J. H. Stedman and Company, Incorporated 

J. Johnston Company 

J. Krises Company 

J. L. Nason Company 

J. M. Jameson Company 

J. M. Moran Company 

J. N. Jowett Company, The 

J. Perino Company 

J. S. Kennedy Company 

J. V. Smith Drug Company 

J. W. Reed Provision Co. 

Jacobs Wave Motor Company, The 

James B. Wood & Son Company 

Jas. J. Loughery Co. 

James Orr Company 

Jenney Safety Switch Company 

Jewish Weekly Publishing Co. 

John A. Morgan Company 

Jno. B. Perkins Company 

John Boyle Machine Company 

John D. Cox Company, The 

John Emerson Shoe Company 

John O'Connell, Inc. 

John P. Curley Company 

John W. Scott Cooperage Co. 

Johnson-Coburn Co. Inc. 

Johnson-Richardson Company 

Journal Publishing Company 

Journeymen's Aid, Incorporated 

Junction Water Company 

Jurist Company, The 

K. David's Institute, Inc. 



202 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 

dS'ed^"' Kaleva Store Company 

Keezer's Metal Polish Company 

Kelley Damon Auto & Supply Company 

Kendall Nail and Supply Company, The 

Kennard, Thomas Company 

Kensington Press, Incorporated, The 

King Cole Company 

King's Clothing Companj'^ 

Kitson Machine Shop 

Knott & Heald Co. 

Knott, Sampson Lumber Company, The 

L. Gordon Company 

L. T. Jefts Company 

La Cie de Comedie Fran9aise P. Paul-Marcel Inc. 

La Court Portable Motor Company 

La Mode Neckwear Company 

Labelle Fancy Baking Company 

Labrador Trading Company 

Lachlan Wallace, Incorporated 

Lambert Morin Automobile and Carriage Company 

Lang-Harral Corporation 

Lansden Electric Vehicle Company 

Lawrence Beverage Company 

Lawrence Fruit and Grocery Company 

Lease Audit Company 

Lehealol Company 

Leighton Auto Company 

Leighton Roofing Co. 

Lemont Motor Car Co., The 

Lenox Chemical Company, The 

Lenzi Non-Refillable Bottle Company 

Leominster Garage and Auto Company (Inc.) 

Lewis J. Ball Company 

Lexington Grain Company 

Liberty Lumber Company 

Lincoln Brothers Company 

Lion Fur Company, The 

Lithuanian Co-operative Association, The 

Lock-Bracket Manufacturing Co. 

Locke Engine Stop and Valve Company 

Longley's Luncheon Co. 

Lord Publishing Co. 

Lowell Coach Company 

Lowell Shoe Company 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 203 

Lowell Weaving Company Corporations 

Ludwig and Ward, Tailors, Incorporated dissolved. 

Lyman Cordage Company 

Lynn Aqueduct Company 

Lynn Coal Company. (1908) 

Lynn Hebrew Mutual Loan Association 

Lynn Shoe Manufacturers' Association, Incorporated 

Lynn Theatre Company 

Lyric Amusement Company 

Lyric Theatre Co., The 

M. P. First Co. 

Macker Motor Company 

Malconta Oil Company 

Maiden Co-operative Association 

Mann Soap Mfg. Company 

Mansfield Biscuit Co. 

Mansfield Cracker Company 

Manufacturers Holding Co. 

Manufacturers Shoe Trimming Company 

Manufacturers Specialty Company 

Manufactures Hardware and Supply Company 

Marshall, Son & Co., Inc. 

Marshall Supply Company 

Martin Kelley Company 

Mason & Phelps Piano Company 

Massachusetts Cigar Dealers Co. 

Massachusetts Clothing Company 

Massachusetts Investment Company 

Massachusetts Lime Company 

Massachusetts Merchants Company, The 

Massachusetts Motor Co. 

Massachusetts Peat Fuel Company 

Massachusetts Public Service Company 

Matson Life Raft Company 

Max Bed Spring Company, The 

Maynard Laundry Company 

McDowell Shoe Machinery Company Inc. 

McGowan Novelty Manufacturing Company, The 

Medlicott-Morgan Company 

Melville Lake Ice Company 

Merchants' and Consumers' Company 

Merchants National Mercantile Agency, The 

Merrimac Advertising Machine Company 

Metropolitan Realty Company 



204 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 

d°ssofv'ed!°°' Metropolitan Wharf and Storage Company 

Middlesex Drug Company 
Middleton Electric Light Company 
Milford Music Hall Company 
Millers River Manufacturing Company 
Milliken and Clements, Incorporated 
Milton Manufacturing Company 
Milvor Pharmacal Company, The 
Mitchell Manufacturing Company 
Mittineague Paper Company 
Modern Pants Co., Inc. 
Moody Bridge Auto Company 
Morewood Lake Ice Company 
Morgan Motor Truck Company 

Motor Accessories Credit Association of New England 
Motor Car Company 
Motor Monitor Company 
Motor Vehicle Company Incorporated, The 
Mt. Pleasant Banding Company 
Mount Toby Orchard Company, The 
Mount Tom Sulphite Pulp Company, The. (1889) 
Mrs. Lincoln's Baking Powder Company 
Murdock-Shaw Company 
Mutual Benefit Co-operative Co. 
Mutual Finance Co., Incorporated 
Muzzy-McLaughlin Company 
N. N. Crapo Hardware Company 
N. T. Gorham Company 
Nantucket Telephone Company 
Nashua Specialty Company 
National Animal Food Company 
National Commercial Bureau (Inc.) 
National Coupling Manufacturing Company 
National Electrical Association 
National Envelope Sealing and Stamping Machine 

Company 
National Envelope Sealing and Stamping Manufactur- 
ing Company 
National Finance Company 
National Fireworks Distributing Company 
National Library Society, Inc. 
National Live Poultry Company 
National Pharmacal Association 
National Wadding Manufacturing Company 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 205 

National Wire Cloth Company Corporations 

Nayasset Club Soda Company, The ^^'""^• 

Neal Pond Ice Company 

Neponset Coal Company 

Nevelson Machine Co. 

New Bedford Elastro Company 

New Commonwealth Cafe Incorporated, The 

New England Apple Associates, Incorporated 

New England Bakers Supply Co. 

New England Belting Company 

New England Building-Finish Company 

New England Embroidering Co. 

New England Engineer, Inc. 

New England Gum Company 

New England Hotels Company, The 

New England Mineral Company, The 

New England Motor Vehicle Company 

New England National Exclusive Film Exchange, Inc. 

New England Realty Co. (Incorporated) 

New England Resort Bureau, Inc., The 

New England Royal Lamp Company 

New England Vending Machine Company, The 

New England Wholesale Opticians, Inc. 

New Ideal Laundry, Inc. 

New Wool Stock Company 

New York Waste and Supply Co. 

Newburyport Broom Company, Incorporated 

Nichols & Drown Company 

Nonquitt Wharf Company 

Noonan's Stable, Incorporated 

Norfolk Blanket Cleansing Company 

North End Ladies Aid Association 

North Shore Shoe Company 

North Shore Transportation Company 

Norwalk Motor Car Company of New England, The 

Nova Vita Medical Company 

Novelty Dress Company 

Nowaste Poultry Supply Company 

Official Information Bureau, Incorporated 

Old Colony Amusement Company 

Old Colony Theatre, Inc. 

Oldsmobile Company of Massachusetts 

Olympia Park Company 

Orrin Ray, Incorporated 



206 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 

dSfved""' P. A. Breglio Company, The 

P. B. Elkins Company, The 
P. H. Jackson and Son Company 
Palace Auto Station, Incorporated, The 
Palmer Coal & Grain Company 
Parker's Store Incorporated 
Patent Ladder Company 
Patents Development Company 
Paul Automatic Machine Company 
Paul's Star Line Express Co. 
Payne Manufacturing Company 
Peaslee & Albee, Inc. 
Peerless Public Market, Incorporated 
People's Amusement Company 
Peoples' Co-operative Association of Somerville 
Peoples Furniture Company 
Perfected Mantle Company 
Perfection Dustless Compound Company, The 
Peter VonLuck, Inc. 
Pex Chemical Company 
Philip Holland, Inc. 
Phoenix Securities Company 
Photo Machine Company 
Picture Theatre Corporation 
Pike Shoe Company 
Pike Tobacco Company, The 
Piper Manufacturing Company, The 
Pittsfield Baseball Club 

Plotner Can Company (Incorporated) > 

Plymouth Contractors Supply Company, Inc. 
Plymouth Creamery Company 
Plymouth Rubber Company. (Organized February 20, 

1896) 
Poe Undertaking Service Inc. 
Pofcher Clothing Company, The 
Polish Agricultural Association, Inc. 
Polish Department Corporation 
Polish Supply Company 
Popular Engineering Publishing Company 
Porter & Co., Inc. 
Porter Screen Company 
Portuguese American Press Company 
Practical Vacuum Cleaner Company, The 
Pratt Shoe Company, The 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 207 

Premier Theatre Company Corporations 

Preston Auto Improvement Company dissolved. 

Progressive Publishing Company 

Pullen and Guthro Company 

Puritan Cafeteria Company 

Puritan Engraving Company 

Puritan Lunch Company 

Puritan Parlor Frame Company 

Queen Bee Confectionery Company. (1905) 

R. A. Bergesson Company 

R. Ardolino & Company Incorporated 

R. H. Lovering Company 

R. L. Cleveland Company 

R. M. Bucknam & Co., Incorporated 

R. Smart Shoe Company 

Rafter Two-Color Roller Company, The 

Ranelegh Hotel Co. 

Real Estate Trustee Company 

Reliable Clothing Company, The 

Reliance Fluid Company 

Remington Tool & Machine' Company, The 

Resorter Publishing Company 

Revere Baking Company 

Revere Cloak and Suit Company 

Revere Ice Company 

Rex Motor Co. 

Reynolds' Chocolate Company. (Organized 1910) 

Reynolds Oil Company 

Rhode Island Shoe Company 

Rich's Grill Company 

Riendeau-Morgan Company, The 

Rita Collyer, Inc. 

River James Drug Company 

Robert Gemmell Company, The 

Roberts & Sherburne, Incorporated 

Robinson-Hazelton Shoe Co. 

Roller Bar Door Closer Company 

Romanite Floor & Tile Company. (Organized July 

29, 1913) 
Rondeau Engraving Company, The 
Roxbury Iron & Brass Foundry Co. 
Roy A. Faye Co. 
Roys Laboratories Inc., The 
Ruff Bros. Company 



208 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 

dksofv'edl^''' Ruggles Manufacturing Company 

Ruthven Drug Co. Inc. 
Rutland-Jefferson Transportation Company 
S. Bernstein Company 
S. H. Reynolds Sons Co. Dental Laboratory 
S. L. Uhrig Tobacco Company 
Saco and Pettee Machine Shops 
Safety Walk Shoe Co. 
Sagamore Engine Co., Inc. 
Sagamore Rubber Manufacturing Company 
Salem Amusement Company 
Salem Parcel Delivery, Inc. 
Sally's, Inc. 

Salvus Hair Tonic Company, The 
Sample Cloak Company, Inc. 
Sanborn & Melvin Company 
Sandwich Trout Company 
Sanitary Kitchen Ventilating Co. 
Sanitary Reduction and Construction Company 
Savory Express Co. 
Saxon Machine Company 
Saylor Generator Grate & Stoker Co. 
Scantlebury & Monroe Co. 
Security Engineering Company 
Security System Construction Company 
Selbach Rubber Company 
Self Locking Clothes Pin Mfg. Co. 
Shaboken Farm Milk Company 
Sharon Lumber Company 
Shawmut Jewelry Company 
Shawmut Leather Company 
Shawmut Metal Works, Inc. 
Sheedy Amusement Company 
Shivell Advertising Agency 
Shoe City Novelty Company 
Simmons Manufacturing Company 
Sippewissett Oyster Company, The 
Smith & Wallace Co. 
Smith Automatic Valve Company, The 
Smith Hardware Company 
Snap Shot Developing Company 
Soares Shoe Company 
Somerset Inn Corporation 
Somerville Automobile Company 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 209 

Somerville Electric Light Company Corporations " 

c xi ou r' /^ „ dissolved. 

boiitn bhore (jras Lompany 

Soutlibridge Cigar INIaniifacturing Company 

Soiithbridge Spectacle Manufacturing Company 

Southern Commercial Oil and Turpentine Co. 

Souvenir Baking Company 

Springer Eilenberg Company 

Springfield Co-operative Society 

Springfield Sanitary Drinking Fountain Company 

Springfield Specialty Company 

Stalile Mechanical Tire Company 

Stampafix Company 

Standard Button Works, Inc. 

Standard Investment Company 

Standard Jewelry Company 

Standard Lens Co. 

Standard Pharmacy 

Standard Turpentine Company 

Star Cap Company 

State Electrical Manufacturing Co. 

State Lunch Co. (Inc.) 

Stearns Leather Co. 

Steele Insurance Agency, Inc., The 

Sterling Amusement Company 

Stevens & Snow Company 

Stevenson-Meehan Company, The 

Stewart 25^ Stores Company 

Strogoff & Goff Company 

Sudbury Sand Company 

Suffolk Leather Manufacturing Co. 

Sullivan & Daly Co. 

Sun Liniment Company, The 

Suomi Co-operative Store Company 

Swiss Cleansers and Dyers, Inc. 

Swiss Cleansing Company 

Symonds & Poor Carbonator Company 

Tailby-Nason Company 

Talbot Drug Co., Inc. 

Tarbox Drug Company 

Temple Place Wholesale Millinery Co. 

Thayer Manufacturing Company 

35% Automobile Supply Company 

Thomas J. Ryan Company of Attleboro, The 

Thomas Motor Car Company of Boston 



210 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 

dSved!°°' Timon's Express Company 

Tomer-Fisher Corporation 
Tonawanda Camp Company 
Toquima Reduction Company 
Trades Agency, The 
Tremont Investment Company 
Troy Hand Laundry Co. 
Turner and Maloney Shoe Company 
Twentieth Century Electrical Construction Company, 

The 
Twenty-Six Letter Puzzle Company 
Tyler Brothers Corporation 
Tyrrell-Gill Company 
U. S. Mfg. Company 
Uinta Oilfields Company 
Union Electric Light Company 
Union Iron & Metal Company 
Union Jewelry Company 
Union Leather Company 
Union Loan Association 

Union Manufacturing and Drop Forge Company 
Union Metallic Paint Company of Massachusetts, The 
Union Refining Company 
United Cloak & Suit House Company 
United Clothing Co., of Boston. (Organized April 8, 

1913) 
United Comfort Shoe Company 
United Fuel Company 
United Garage Company 
United Mercantile Agency, Inc., The 
United Propagating Company, Inc. 
United Realties Corporation, The 
United States Co-operative Automobile League (Inc.) 
United States Mail Order Co. 
United States Motor Vehicle Association, Inc. 
United States Tool Corporation 
United States Willow Company 
United Theatres Inc. 
United Vending Machine Company 
Universal Cutter Head Company 
Up-To-Date Manufacturing Company 
Use-A-Gen Shipping Case Co. 
V. A. Zorbas Confectionery Co. Inc. 
Van Slyck Publishing Company 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 244. 211 

Victor Manufacturing Company Corporations 

Victor Shoe Company '^^^''"^• 

Victor Tire Traction Company 

Victoria Cloak and Suit Company 

W. A. Burnham Supply Co. 

W. A. Silvernail Company 

W. C. Welch Co. 

W. F. Godber Company 

W. H. McLellan Co. 

W. H. Murphy, Inc. 

Wa-Po-Vac Eastern Sales Company 

Wachusett Machine Company 

Wade Foster Company 

Walker Garrison Spring Company, The 

Wardwell Picker Company 

Warner Box Company, The 

Washburn Trucking Company, The 

Watchman Publishing Company 

Watson Blood Company. (1908) 

Waushacum Park Company 

Wayside INIanufacturing Co. 

Weinstein Leather Co. 

Wellmade Can Company 

Wells-Burrage Company 

Western Massachusetts Essenkay Company 

Westfield IVIotor Truck Company, The 

Whitcomb Jewelry Co. Inc. 

White Automobile Company 

White River Valley Lumber Company 

White Store Company, Lawrence, The 

White Store Corporation, Haverhill, The 

White Store (Inc.), The 

White Swan Laundry Company, The 

Whitingham Lime Co., The 

Whittier Aeroplane Company of America 

Whittredge Shoe Company (Incorporated) 

Wiggins Manufacturing Company 

Wilber Coal & Ice Company 

Wilkinson Company (Inc.), The 

William A. Carroll Corporation 

Wm. F. Bryan Waste Co. 

William II. Sherman Company, The 

William J. Corbett Company 

William J. Morgan Co. 



212 



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Corporations 
dissolved. 



Pending suits 
not affected, 
etc. 



Proceedings in 
suits upon 
choscs in 
action. 



William L, Morrison Co. 

Williams' Book Store Incorporated 

Wilmington Gravel Company 

Winchester Laundry Company. (1906) 

Wire-Bound Packing Case Company of Massachusetts 

Wire Fabric Company 

Wirt Manufacturing Company 

Witch City Pharmacy, Incorporated 

Witch Manufacturing Company 

Woburn Publishing Company 

Wolff, the Clothier, Incorporated ^ 

Wollaston Coal Company 

Woman's Club House Corporation 

Woodside Mills 

Woodside Woolen Company 

Woodward Realty Company 

Worcester Amusement Company 

Worcester Auditorium Company 

Worcester Cooperage Company 

Worcester Co-operative INIarket Company 

Worcester Elastro Company 

Worcester Engineering and Foundation Company 

Worcester Standard Publishing Company 

Workingmen's Consumers' Cooperative Association, The 

Woronoco Paper Company, The 

Wozelma Farms -Producing Company 

Wrapping Machine Company 

Wrentham Supply Company (Inc.) 

Yesner Mfg. Co., The 

Yuill and Dowe, Incorporated 

Zenicon Theatre Company 

Section 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 
affect any suit now pending by or against any corpora- 
tion mentioned in the first section hereof, nor any suit 
now pending or hereafter brought for any liability now 
existing against the stockholders or officers of any such 
corporation, nor to revive any charter previously annulled 
or corporation previously dissolved, nor to make valid any 
defective organization of any of the supposed corporations 
mentioned in said first section. 

Section 3. Suits upon choses in actions arising out of 
contracts sold or assigned by any corporation dissolved 
by this act may be brought or prosecuted in the name of 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 245, 246. 213 

the purchaser or assignee. The fact of sale or assignment 
and of purchase by the plaintiff shall be set forth in the 
writ or other process; and the defendant may avail himself 
of any matter of defence of which he might have availed 
himself in a suit upon the claim by such corporation, had it 
not been dissolved by this act. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 26, 1914. 

An Act relative to the charter of the sagamore Qfidj) 245 

WATER COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section seventeen of chapter six hundred and ^^^- ^^^- K^l- 

•1 PI PI • 1111 ' ^™siaed. 

eighteen of the acts of the year nmeteen hundred and eight, 
as amended by section one of chapter one hundred and thirty- 
eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, is 
hereby further amended by striking out the word "six", in 
the fourth line, and inserting in place thereof the word : — 
nine, — so as to read as follows: — Section 17. This ^ct Time of taking 
shall take effect upon its passage, but shall become void 
unless said water company shall have begun to distribute 
water through its pipes to consumers in said town within 
nine years after the date of its passage. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 26, lOlJf. 

An Act to unify the mortality claims of the savings Chav 246 

AND insurance BANKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as Jolloivs: 

Section 1. Section fifteen of chapter five hundred and amlndtli.^ '^' 
sixty-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven 
is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the words: 
— The state actuary shall for each year ending October 
thirty-first determine the ratio of actual to expected mortality 
claims for all of the savings and insurance banks combined, 
and shall determine a similar ratio for each of the savings 
and insurance banks separately. Both calculations shall be 
based upon the mortality tables and the rate of interest used 
by the banks in the calculation of the premiums, or upon such 
other bases as shall be approved by the insurance commis- 
sioner. If the calculation of the ratio pertaining to any sav- 
ings and insurance bank shall show that the actual mortality 



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State actuary, 
appointment, 
etc. 



Clerks and 
assistants. 



Actuary to 
prepare forma, 
tables, etc. 



experienced is less than the mortahty expected to be experi- 
enced by all of the banks combined, the state actuary shall 
send to such bank a certificate setting forth the amount of 
such difference, and thereupon such bank shall send to the 
General Insurance Guaranty Fund in cash the amount of 
such certificate. The state actuary shall also furnish to the 
trustees of the General Insurance Guaranty Fund a certifi- 
cate in respect to any savings and insurance bank in which 
the ratio of the actual to the expected mortality has exceeded 
the ratio of the actual to the expected mortality for all of 
the banks combined, and thereupon the trustees of the Gen- 
eral Insurance Guaranty Fund shall pay to such bank the 
amount of such excess as evidenced by such certificate. 

In determining the net profits, as defined in section 
twenty-one, to be distributed to the holders of the policies 
and annuity contracts each year for each savings and insur- 
ance bank, the state actuary shall consider as a mortality 
factor the ratio of the actual to the expected mortality for 
all of the savings and insurance banks combined, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 15. The trustees of the Gen- 
eral Insurance Guaranty Fund shall, with the approval of 
the governor and council, appoint, and may with their con- 
sent remove, an insurance actuary to be called state actuary, 
with such salary or compensation to be paid by the common- 
wealth as the trustees shall, with the approval of the governor 
and council, from time to time determine. The trustees 
may also appoint such clerks and assistants to the state 
actuary as the public business in his charge may require. 

The state actuary, with the advice of the attorney-general 
as to matters of legal form, shall prepare standard forms of 
life insurance policies and life annuity contracts, including a 
whole life policy, a limited payment life policy, a limited 
term policy, an endowment policy, an annuity contract, and 
a combination of life insurance policy and deferred annuity 
contract, and such others, if any, as may from time to time, 
in the opinion of the insurance commissioner, be desirable. 
Every policy and annuity contract shall provide that the 
issuing bank may make any payment thereunder by placing 
to the credit of the account of the registered beneficiary in 
the savings department the amount payable. Such standard 
forms shall be used as the uniform and exclusive forms of 
policies by all savings and insurance banks. He shall also 
prepare the form of blanks for applications for life insurance 
policies and life annuity contracts and for proof of loss, and 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 246. 215 

all other forms which may be necessary for the efficient prose- 
cution of the business, also books of record and of account, 
and all schedules and all reports not otherwise provided for 
which may be required in the conduct of the business, and 
these shall be used as the uniform and exclusive form of 
blanks, books, schedules, and reports in the insurance de- 
partments of all savings and insurance banks. He shall also, 
consistently with the statutes governing domestic legal re- 
serve life insurance companies, determine and prepare the 
table of premium rates for all kinds of life insurance policies, 
and the purchase rates for annuities, and the amount of the 
membership fee, the surrender and any proof of death charges, 
and the premium rates for reinsurance. The rates, fees, and 
charges so fixed shall be adopted as the uniform and exclu- 
sive premiums, annuity rates, the initiation, the surrender, 
and the proof of death charges. He shall also determine and 
prepare tables showing the amounts which may be loaned on 
insurance policies, and the reinsurance rates to be charged 
by all savings and insurance banks, and the guaranty charges 
to be made by the General Insurance Guaranty Fund, but 
the loan value shall in no event exceed the reserve on any 
policy. He shall also prepare or procure tables for com- 
puting the legal reserve to be held under insurance and 
annuity contracts, and for this purpose may, with the ap- 
proval of the insurance commissioner, adopt a table of 
mortality which may be deemed more suitable than the 
American experience table for policies of insurance of the 
character and amounts to which the risks of the banks are 
limited; and shall in all other respects, except as herein 
otherwise stated, perform the duties of insurance actuary for 
all the savings and insurance banks and the General Insur- 
ance Guaranty Fund. The ordinary actuarial routine work 
of the banks, including an annual and other valuations of 
their policies, shall be performed by their clerks, guided and 
assisted, so far as may be necessary, by the advice and in- 
struction of the state actuary; but an annual valuation of ^onofpotldes 
all the policies of the banks and of the condition of the Gen- etc 
eral Insurance Guaranty Fund as of October thirty-first of 
each year shall be made in the office of the state actuary 
under his direction, and from schedules of policy data on 
blanks furnished by him and prepared by the banks in ac- 
cordance with his instructions. The state actuary shall also 
furnish to the savings and insurance banks and to the Gen- 
eral Insurance Guaranty Fund all blanks for policies, appli- 



216 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 247. 



Determination 
of ratio of 
actual to ex- 
pected mor- 
tality claims, 
etc. 



Determination 
of net profits, 
etc. 



cations, schedules, and other papers and books which the 
state actuary is required to prepare, as herein provided. 
The state actuary shall for each year ending October thirty- 
first determine the ratio of actual to expected mortality claims 
for all of the savings and insurance banks combined, and shall 
determine a similar ratio for each of the savings and insur- 
ance banks separately^ Both calculations shall be based 
upon the mortality tables and the rate of interest used by 
the banks in the calculation of the premiums, or upon such 
other bases as shall be approved by the insurance commis- 
sioner. If the calculation of the ratio pertaining to any 
savings and insurance bank shall show that the actual mor- 
tality experienced is less than the mortality expected to be 
experienced by all of the banks combined, the state actuary 
shall send to such bank a certificate setting forth the amount 
of such difference, and thereupon such bank shall send to 
the General Insurance Guaranty Fund in cash the amount 
of such certificate. The state actuary shall also furnish to 
the trustees of the General Insurance Guaranty Fund a 
certificate in respect to any savings and insurance bank in 
which the ratio of the actual to the expected mortality has 
exceeded the ratio of the actual to the expected mortality 
for all of the banks combined, and thereupon the trustees 
of the General Insurance Guaranty Fund shall pay to such 
bank the amount of such excess as evidenced by such cer- 
tificate. 

In determining the net profits, as defined in section 
twenty-one, to be distributed to the holders of the policies 
and annuity contracts each year for each savings and in- 
surance bank, the state actuary shall consider as a mortality 
factor the ratio of the actual to the expected mortality for 
all of the savings and insurance banks combined. 

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

Approved March 26, 1914. 



1909, 514. § 112, 
etc., amended. 



Chap. 247 An Act to provide for the weekly payment of wages. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section one hundred and twelve of chapter five hundred 
and fourteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
nine, as amended by chapter three hundred and fifty of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and ten, and by chapter 
two hundred and eight of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and eleven, is hereby further amended by striking out 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 247. 217 

the words "Every manufacturing, mining, or quarrying, 
mercantile, railroad, street railway, telegraph or telephone 
corporation, every express company or water company, and 
every contractor, person or partnership engaged in any manu- 
facturing 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", in the first 
nine lines thereof, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing : — Every person, firm or corporation engaged in carry- 
ing on a factory, workshop, manufacturing, mechanical or 
mercantile establishment, mine, quarry, railroad or street 
railway, or a telephone, telegraph, express or water company, 
or any of the building trades, or the construction or repair 
of any railroad, street railway, road, bridge, sewer, gas, 
water or electric light works, pipes or lines, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 112. Every person, firm or corpora- weekly pay- 
tion engaged in carrying on a factory, workshop, manufac- f^^ °^ ^a.e.e3, 
turing, mechanical or mercantile establishment, mine, quarry, 
railroad or street railway, or a telephone, telegraph, express 
or water company, or any of the building trades, or the con- 
struction or repair of any railroad, street railway, road, bridge, 
sewer, 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 leaving his or her employment, 
shall be paid in full on the followdng regular pay day; and 
any employee discharged from such employment shall be 
paid in full on the day of his discharge, or in the city of Bos- 
ton as soon as the provisions of law requiring pay rolls, 
bills and accounts to be certified shall have been complied 
with; and the commonwealth, its officers, boards and com- 
missions shall so pay every mechanic, workman and laborer 
who is employed by it or them, and every person employed 
by it or them in any penal or charitable institution, 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 re- 
quests in writing 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 Exemptiona. 
to an employee of a co-operative corporation or association 



218 



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Penalty. 



if he is a stockholder therein unless he requests such corpora- 
tion to pay him weekly. The board of railroad commis- 
sioners, after a hearing, may exempt any railroad corporation 
from paying weekly any of its employees if it appears to 
the board that such employees prefer less frequent payments, 
and that their interests and the interests of the public will 
not suffer thereby. No corporation, contractor, person or 
partnership shall by a special contract with an employee or 
by any other means exempt himself or itself from the pro- 
visions of this and the following section. Whoever violates 
the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of 
not less than ten nor more than fifty dollars. 

Ay'proved March 26, 1914- 



Chap.24^S An Act relative to buildings erected in the city of 

BOSTON FOR THE STORAGE OF ICE. 



1907, 550, § 40, 
etc., amended. 



Dimensions of 
wooden build- 
ings to be used 
for habitation 
limited. 



Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section forty of chapter five hundred and 
fifty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven, as 
amended by section two of chapter seven hundred and four 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after the word "build- 
ing", in the seventh line of the last paragraph, the words: 
— except buildings erected for the purpose of storing ice, 
which shall not be erected within five hundred feet of any 
other building, — so that said paragraph will read as fol- 
lows: — No wooden building hereafter erected to be used 
in whole or in part as a house of habitation shall exceed 
twenty-two hundred square feet in area; and no such exist- 
ing building shall be altered or enlarged to exceed twenty- 
two hundred square feet in area. No wooden building 
hereafter erected to be used for other purposes than habi- 
tation shall exceed forty feet in height, and no such build- 
ing, except buildings erected for the purpose of storing ice, 
which shall not be erected within five hundred feet of any 
other building, shall exceed twenty-two hundred feet in 
area unless the external parts are covered with incombusti- 
ble material to the satisfaction of the commissioner, and no 
such building shall exceed five thousand square feet in area 
in any event: provided, however, that nothing in this section 
shall be construed to affect the provisions of section nine of 
this act; and no such existing building shall be altered or 
enlarged to exceed forty feet in height; nor shall any such 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 249, 250. 219 

building be altered or enlarged to exceed twenty-two hundred 
square feet in area unless the external parts are covered with 
incombustible material to the satisfaction of the commis- 
sioner; nor to exceed five thousand square feet in area in 
any event. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 26, 1914- 

An Act relative to the membership of michael n. hoar nh^j^ 940 
IN the fire department of the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Michael N. Hoar, who was at one time a Reinstatement 
member of the regular fire department of the city of Bos- Hoar"'hfBo?ton 
ton, may, subject to the approval of the fire commissioner, fire department. 
be restored to a place in the said department without under- 
going a civil service examination. 

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

Apprcyved March 26, 1,914. 



Chap.250 



An Act to authorize the town of Yarmouth to appro- 
priate money for the purpose of dredging the mouth 
OF bass river. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The town of Yarmouth is hereby authorized Town of Var- 

. . . ,. • mouth may 

to raise and appropriate a sum not exceeding twenty-five raise money 
hundred dollars for the purpose of dredging the mouth of the mouth of 
Bass river in said town, and may issue the note or notes of '^'^^ 
the town therefor. Such note or notes shall bear interest 
at a rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually, and shall be payable by such annual 
payments, beginning not more than one j'ear after the date 
of each loan, as will extinguish each loan within five years 
from its date. The amount of such annual pa.yment of any 
loan in any year shall not be less than the amount of the 
principal of said loan payable in any subsequent year. Each 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan. The town 
may sell the said notes at public or private sale, upon such 
terms and conditions as it may deem prjoper, but they shall 
not be sold for less than their par value, and the proceeds 
shall be used only for the purposes herein specified. 

Section 2. Any moneys appropriated under authority Appropriation 
hereof shall be paid into the treasury of the commonwealth, b°y 'harbor "mf 

land commis- 



220 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 251, 252, 253. 

Proviso. ^Q |jg expended by the harbor and land commissioners: x)fo- 

mded, hoivever, that said commissioners shall make no ex- 
penditures therefrom until an amount not less than five 
times the amount appropriated by the said town under 
authority hereof is allotted by the said commissioners for 
the same purpose from the appropriation made by the com- 
monwealth for harbor improvements. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

AiJiwowd March 26, 1914- 

Chap. 251 An Act making an appropriation for band concerts in 
parks and on other lands under the control of the 
metropolitan park commission. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

f^^bTndcon" Section 1. A sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
p^Tk9%t!!^'^'" dollars is hereby appropriated, to be expended during the 
present fiscal year out of the Metropolitan Parks Mainte- 
nance Fund, to enable the metropolitan park commission to 
provide band concerts in such parks and parkways or on 
such other lands under its control as it may select and at 
such times as it may deem expedient. 
Section 2. Tliis act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 27, 1914. 

Chap. 252 An Act relative to the membership of dennis f. o'keefe 

IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Jf'DennfsT.''* Section 1. Dcnuis F. O'Keefe, who was at one time a 
ton^fi^e^depar*t-' member of the regular fire department of the city of Boston, 
me"it- may, subject to the approval of the mayor and the fire com- 

missioner, be restored to a place in the regular fire depart- 
ment without undergoing a civil service examination. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 27, 1914- 

Chap. 253 An Act making an appropriation for operating the 

metropolitan water system. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Maintenance, Section 1. A sum uot cxcccding four hundred and 

etc., of metro- iin 'ii -i 

poiitan water forty-fivc thousaud dollars IS hereby appropriated, to be 
paid out of the Metropolitan Water Maintenance Fund, for 
the maintenance and operation of the metropolitan water 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 254. 221 

system for the cities and towns in what is known as the 
metropoUtan water district, during the fiscal year ending 
on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
fourteen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Aijpromd March 27, 1914. 

An Act to authorize the town of somerset to supply (JJiqj) 254 
itself and the town of swansea with water. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Somerset may supply itself Townofsomer- 

,..,,. . , „ , • • 1 (. s*'* "^^y supply 

and its nihabitants with water lor the extinguishment or itself with 
fires and for domestic, manufacturing and other purposes; 
may establish fountains and hydrants and relocate or dis- 
continue the same; and may regulate the use of such water 
and fix and collect rates to be paid therefor. 

Section 2. The town of Somerset may also supply the May supply the 
town of Swansea and its inhabitants with water for the sTans°Jawith 
above named purposes. ^'^'^'^''• 

Section 3. Said town, for the purposes aforesaid, may May take lands, 
take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold the ^^^^ *='' ^"'''='^^' 
waters of any pond or stream or of any ground sources of 
supply by means of driven, artesian or other wells within 
the limits of the towns of Somerset or Swansea, and the 
water rights connected with any such water sources, and 
may also take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and 
hold all lands, rights of way and easements necessary for 
collecting, storing, purifying and preserving the water, and 
for conveying the same to any part of said towns: provided. Proviso. 
however, that no source of water supply and no lands neces- 
sary for preserving the quality of the water shall betaken 
without first obtaining the advice and approval of the state 
board of health, and that the situation of all dams, reservoirs 
and wells to be used as sources of water supply under this 
act shall be subject to the approval of said board. Said ^fucti^es, lay 
town may construct on the lands acquired and held under pipes, etc. 
the provisions of this act, proper dams, reservoirs, stand- 
pipes, tanks, buildings, fixtures and other structures, and 
may make excavations, procure and operate machinery and 
provide such other means and appliances and do such other 
things as may be necessary for the establishment and main- 
tenance of complete and effective water works; and for 
that purpose may construct wells and reservoirs and establish 



222 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 254. 



May lay pipes, 
etc., in town of 
Swansea. 



Taking of 
lands, etc., to 
be recorded. 



Damages. 



pumping works, and may construct, lay and maintain aque- 
ducts, conduits, pipes and other works under and over 
any land, water courses, railroads, railways and public or 
other ways, and along such ways in the town of Somerset, 
and any adjoining town in such manner as not unnecessarily 
to obstruct the same; and for the purpose of constructing, 
laying, maintaining, operating and repairing such conduits, 
pipes and other works, and for all other proper purposes of 
this act, said town may dig up or raise and embank any 
such lands, highways or other ways, in such manner as to 
cause the least possible hindrance to public travel on such 
ways. Said town shall not enter upon, construct or lay any 
conduits, pipes or other works within the location of any 
railroad corporation, except at such time and in such manner 
as it may agree upon with such corporation, or, in case of 
failure so to agree, as may be approved by the public service 
commission. 

Section 4. The town of Somerset shall have the right 
to lay its pipes or conduits in the town of Swansea, along a 
direct road from the source of supply, in the public streets 
of such town, or through private lands acquired in accord- 
ance with the provisions of section five. 

Section 5. Said town shall, within ninety days after the 
taking of any lands, rights of way, water rights, water sources 
or easements as aforesaid, file and cause to be recorded in the 
registry of deeds for the southern district of the county of 
Bristol a description thereof sufficiently accurate for identi- 
fication, with a statement of the purpose for which the same 
were taken, signed by the water commissioners hereinafter 
provided for. The title to all land purchased or taken 
under the provisions of this act shall vest in the town of 
Somerset, and the land so acquired may be managed, im- 
proved and controlled by the board of water commissioners 
hereinafter provided for, in such manner as they shall deem 
for the best interest of said town. 

Section 6. Said town shall pay all damages to property 
sustained by any person or corporation by the taking of any 
land, right of way, water, water source, water right or ease- 
ment, or by any other thing done by said town under au- 
thority of this act. Any person or corporation sustaining 
damages as aforesaid, who fails to agree with the town as to 
the amount thereof, may have the same determined in the 
manner provided by law in the case of land taken for the 
laying out of highways, on application at any time within 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 254. 223 

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 appHcation shall be made after the 
expiration of the said two years, and no assessment of 
damages upon any such application shall be made for the 
taking of any water, water right, or for any injury thereto, 
until the water is actually withdrawn or diverted by the 
town under authority of this act. Said town may by vote, 
from time to time, determine what amount or quantity of 
water it proposes to take and appropriate under this act; 
in which case any damages caused by such taking shall be 
based upon such amount or quantity until the same shall 
be increased by vote or otherwise, and in such event said 
town shall be further liable only for the additional damages 
caused by such additional taking. 

Section 7. Said town, for the purpose of paying the Town of somer- 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under the pro- Act^rfoH^^^' 
visions of this act, may issue from time to time bonds or 
notes to an amount not exceeding one hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their 
face the words. Town of Somerset Water Loan, Act of 
1914, shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning 
not more than one year after their respective dates, as will 
extinguish each loan within thirty years from its date; and 
the amount of such annual payment of any loan in any year 
shall not be less than the amount of the principal of said 
loan payable in any subsequent year. Each authorized 
issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate loan. Said 
bonds or notes shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding 
five per cent per annum, payable semi-annually, and shall 
be signed by the treasurer of the town and countersigned 
by a majority of the water commissioners hereinafter pro- 
vided for. The town may sell the said securities at public 
or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may 
deem proper, but they shall not be sold for less than their 
par value, and the proceeds shall be used only for the pur- 
poses herein specified. 

Section 8. The said town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance with the provisions of section seven of this act; and 
when a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which, 
with the income derived from water rates, will be sufficient 
to pay the annual expense of operating its water works and 
the interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as 



224 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 254. 



Penalty for 
pollution, etc. 
of water, etc. 



Water commis- 
sioners, election, 
terms, etc. 



Quorum. 



Vacancy. 



Water rates, 
etc. 



aforesaid by the town, and to make such payments on the 
principal as may be required under the provisions of this 
act, shall annually thereafter, without further vote, be 
assessed by the assessors of the town, in the same manner 
in which other taxes are assessed, until the debt incurred 
by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 9. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- 
lutes or diverts any water taken or held under this act, 
or injures any structure, work or other property owned, 
held or used by said town under authority of this act, shall 
forfeit and pay to the town three times the amount of damages 
assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort; and 
upon being convicted of any of the above wilful or wanton 
acts shall be punished by a fine not exceeding three hundred 
dollars or by imprisonment in jail for a term not exceeding 
one year. 

Section 10. Said town shall, after its acceptance of this 
act, at the same meeting at which the act is accepted or 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 commissioners; and 
at each annual town meeting thereafter one such commis- 
sioner shall be elected by ballot for the term of three years. 
All the authority granted to the said town by this act and 
not otherwise specifically provided for shall be vested in said 
water commissioners, who shall be subject however to such 
instructions, rules and regulations as the town may impose 
by its vote. A majority of said commissioners shall con- 
stitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any 
vacancy occurring in said board from any cause may be 
filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by said town 
at any legal town meeting called for the purpose. Any such 
vacancy may be filled temporarily by a majority vote of 
the selectmen, and the person so appointed shall hold office 
until the town fills the vacancy in the manner provided 
herein. 

Section 11. Said commissioners shall fix just and equi- 
table prices and rates for the use of water, and shall pre- 
scribe the time and manner of payment. The income of 
the water works shall be applied to defraying all operating 
expenses, interest charges and payments on the principal 
as they accrue upon any bonds or notes issued under au- 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 255, 256. 225 

thority of this act. If there should be a net surplus remaining New construe- 
after providing for the aforesaid charges it shall be used for 
such new construction as the water commissioners may 
determine upon, and in case a surplus should remain after 
payment for such new construction the water rates shall be 
reduced proportionately. No money shall be expended in 
new construction by the water commissioners except from 
the net surplus aforesaid, unless the town appropriates and 
provides money therefor. Said commissioners shall an- Annual report. 
nually, and as often as the toAvn may require, render a report 
upon the condition of the works under their charge, and an 
account of their doings, including an account of receipts and 
expenditures. 

Section 12. This act shall take eflect upon its accept- T^me of taking 
ance by a majority of the legal voters of the town of Somerset 
present and voting thereon at a legal meeting called for the 
purpose within three years after its passage; but the number 
of meetings so called in any one year shall not exceed three; 
and for the purpose of being submitted to the voters as afore- 
said this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 30, 191 4. 

An Act making appropriations for the compensation Chap. 255 

AND expenses OF THE STATE BALLOT LAW COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations, 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth commission.''''' 
from the ordinary revenue, for the state ballot law commis- 
sion, for the year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 

For compensation of the commissioners, a sum not exceed- ^°mp'^n?atb"''' 
ing fifteen hundred dollars. 

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

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

Approved March 30, 1914. 

An Act relative to the membership of Joseph h. rose (Jjiap.256 

IN THE fire department OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Joseph H. Rose, who was at one time a Reinstatement 
member of the regular fire department of the city of Boston, RoseTn Boston 
may, subject to the approval of the fire commissioner, be ||j'"ent!'^*'^*^' 



226 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 257, 258. 

restored to a place in the said department without under- 
going a civil service examination. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 30, 1914. 

Chap. 257 An Act relative to the use of nets or seines in the 

WATERS OF THE TOWN OF WINTHROP. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Use of nets or ^ Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to use 

seines in waters , , » i p i • i 

of the town of auy uct OF scmc m any waters of the town of Winthrop, 
lated. except that the selectmen of the town may grant permits for 

the purpose aforesaid, with such restrictions as in their 
judgment will prevent the exercise of the permit from consti- 
tuting a nuisance, and they may at any time revoke any 
such permit. 
Penalties. Section 2. WhoevcF violatcs the provisions of this act 

shall be punished for a first offence by a fine of not less than 
one hundred nor more than two hundred dollars, or by im- 
prisonment for not less than six nor more than twelve months, 
or by both such fine and imprisonment, and for a second 
offence, by both such fine and imprisonment. 

Approved March 30, 1914' 

Chap. 258 An Act to authorize the city of brockton to extend 
its surface drainage system into the town of west 
bridgewater. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

?on^mi^lxtend Section 1. The city of Brockton, for the purpose of 
drain'^^Ts s- further extending its system of surface drainage as originally 
tem, etc. authorized by chapter three hundred and nine of the acts 

of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, may alter, 
widen, straighten and deepen the channel of the Salisbury 
Plain river, otherwise called the Matfield river, from the 
boundary line of said city southerly to Belmont street in the 
town of West Bridgewater, and in order properly to carry 
out said purpose may take, or acquire by purchase or other- 
wise, and hold any such lands, water rights, dams or ease- 
ments or other real estate extending along said river within 
the limits above described, as may be included within parallel 
lines extending along both banks of said river and twenty- 
five feet therefrom. All proceedings for the taking of 
said land and the manner of making compensation therefor. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 259. 227 

and all other acts done in the premises by said city, shall be 
in accordance with the provisions of said chapter three 
hundred and nine. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 30, 1914. 

An Act to authorize the construction of an additional (Jfidj) 259 

METROPOLITAN SEWER TO PROVIDE FOR THE SEWAGE OF 
THE TOWN OF REVERE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The metropolitan water and sewerage board ^additfom'i 
may, in order to provide an additional outlet for the sewage f^^^g ^wn'^of 
of the town of Revere, construct an additional metropolitan Revere author- 
sewer for a distance of about one thousand feet in the city of 
Chelsea and town of Revere, from station 29+42, section 
57, of the north metropolitan system, through private land 
in said city and town to a point in Fenno street in Revere 
near the boundary line between the said city and town. 

Section 2. For the purpose of constructing said addi- Certain provi- 

•11 !• -iiipfi siona of law to 

tional sew^er, the said board, actmg m behalf of the common- apply, etc. 
wealth, shall have and exercise all the authority conferred 
upon it by chapter four hundred and thirty-nine of the acts 
of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-nine and all acts 
in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, and the pro- 
visions of said act are hereby made applicable to the taking 
of lands and easements in land hereunder and to the con- 
struction, maintenance and operation of said sewer except as 
is otherwise provided herein. 

Section 3. To meet the expenses incurred under this act. Metropolitan 
the treasurer and receiver general shall from time to time 
issue in the name and behalf of the commonwealth, and 
under its seal, bonds designated on the face thereof. Metro- 
politan Sewerage Loan, for a term not exceeding thirty 
years, and to an amount not exceeding five thousand five 
hundred dollars, in addition to the amount of such bonds 
heretofore authorized for the construction of the north 
metropolitan sewerage works. The provisions of chapter certain pro- 
four hundred and thirty-nine of the acts of the year eighteen ^^apply.^ '^"^ 
hundred and eighty-nine and of chapter four hundred and 
twenty-four of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-eight, and all acts in amendment thereof and in 
addition thereto, shall, so far as they may be applicable, 
apply to the indebtedness authorized by this act: provided, P'^°^'^o- 



228 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 260. 



Annual 
ment. 



however, that the town of Revere shall not be reimbursed for 
any expenses incurred under this act either by the common- 
wealth or by the north metropolitan sewerage district. 

Section 4. The treasurer and receiver general shall, in 
addition to levying the assessments now required by law to 
meet the interest and sinking fund requirements of the north 
metropolitan system, assess annually upon the town of 
Revere such sum as may be necessary to satisfy the interest 
and sinking fund and other requirements of the bonds 
issued under the provisions of this act. 

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

Approved March 30, 1914. 



Chap.2Q0 An Act making appkopriations for the compensation 

OF VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR, PRISON OFFICERS AND 
CERTAIN OTHERS RETIRED FROM THE SERVICE OF THE 
COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

For the compensation of veterans of the civil war and 
certain others formerly in the service of the commonwealth 
and now retired from that service, a sum not exceeding sixty 
thousand dollars. 

For the compensation of certain prison officers and in- 
spectors formerly in the service of the commonwealth and 
now retired, a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars. 

For compensation of district police officers formerly in the 
service of the commonwealth and now retired, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For a certain veteran of the civil war formerly employed 
at the Massachusetts Soldiers' Home and now retired, a sum 
not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For the compensation of certain women formerly employed 
by the sergeant-at-arms in cleaning the state house, as au- 
thorized by chapter seven hundred and eleven of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred and fifty-five dollars. 

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

Approved March 30, 1914- 



Appropriations. 



Retired veter- 
ans. 



Retired prison 
officers, etc. 



Retired district 
police officers. 



Retired em- 
ployee of the 
Soldiers' Home. 



Retired women 
employees of 
the sergeant- 
at-arms. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 2G1, 262. 229 



An Act to authorize the selectmen of the town of (Jjidy 261 

BARNSTABLE BY LICENSE TO GRANT CERTAIN LOCATIONS 
FOR FISH HOUSES AND BATH HOUSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The selectmen of the town of Barnstable Licenses may 
are hereby authorized to grant by license locations for iocations''for°'^ 
bath houses on public landings or on town ways leading and'fisrhouses 
thereto in that town, and to grant locations for fish houses BarnrtabiL 
on the public landing at or near the foot of Scudder's lane, 
so-called, in the village of Barnstable, under such regulations 
and for such fees or other consideration as the selectmen may 
prescribe, and they may also prescribe the character of the 
buildings to be built on the locations so granted: inovided, Proviso. 
however, that aiiy location so granted shall not unreason- 
ably obstruct any public landing or town way, and that any 
license may be revoked by the selectmen for violation of 
any condition thereof, or for any cause which the selectmen 
may deem sufficient. 

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

Approved March 30, 1914. 



Chap.262 



An Act relative to protection against forest fires 
Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter three hundred and amended^'' 
ninety-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
ten is hereby amended by striking out the words ''five hun- 
dred ", in the second line, and inserting in place thereof the 
words : — seven hundred and fifty, — so as to read as fol- 
lows : — Section 1 . Every town in the commonwealth with Certain towns 
a valuation of one million seven hundred and fifty thousand b'uraerf^'part 
dollars or less which appropriates and expends money, with for^protlctior 
the approval of the state forester, for apparatus to be used gg^""** ^°''''^* 
in preventing or extinguishing forest fires or for making 
protective belts or zones as a defence against forest fires, 
shall be entitled, upon the recommendation of the state 
forester, approved by the governor, to receive from the 
treasury of the commonwealth a sum equal to one half of 
the said expenditure, but no town shall receive more than 
two hundred and fifty dollars. 

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

Approved March 31, 101 4. 



230 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 263, 264, 265. 



Chap. 263 An Act to provide for the posting of information in 

INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The state board of labor and Industries 
may require employers to post in conspicuous positions in 
any place of employment such placards, posters or signs as 
the said board may issue for the information of employees. 

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

ApjJroved March 31, 1914- 



Posting of in- 
formation for 
employees in 
industrial es- 
tablishments. 



Appropriations, 
Boston state 
hospital. 



Chap. 264: An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

the boston state hospital. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, for the maintenance of the Boston state hospital, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of forty-two thousand two 
hundred fifty-five dollars and seventeen cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding three hundred eighty-five thousand 
seven hundred forty-four dollars and eighty-three cents. 

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

Approwd March 31, 1914. 



Chap. 265 An Act making an appropriation for the care and 
maintenance of the nantasket beach reservation 

BY the metropolitan PARK COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding thirty-two thousand 
eight hundred sixty-four dollars and fourteen cents is hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the Metropolitan Park 
System, Nantasket, Maintenance Fund, for the care and 
maintenance of the Nantasket beach reservation by the 
metropolitan park commission, during the fiscal year ending 
on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, the same to be covered by assessments upon certain 
cities and towns in the metropolitan district, in accordance 



Nantasket 
beach reserva- 
tion, mainte- 
nance. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 266, 267. 231 

with the provisions of chapter four hundred and sixty-four 
of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine. 
Section 2. Tliis act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 31, 1914. 



An Act making an appropriation for the care and (jjidj) 266 

MAINTENANCE OF BOULEVARDS AND PARKWAYS IN CHARGE 
OF THE METROPOLITAN PARK COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding two hundred twenty Boulevards and 
thousand nine hundred twenty-nine dollars and six cents is maintenance. 
hereby appropriated, for the care and maintenance of boule- 
vards and parkways in charge of the metropolitan park 
commission, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, one half 
of this amount to be paid out of the ordinary revenue and 
the other half to be assessed upon the metropolitan district. 

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

Approved March 31, 1014- 



Chap.267 



An Act to provide for the encouragement of agri- 
culture among children AND YOUTHS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter three hundred and amendld ^ '' 
nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thir- 
teen is hereby amended by striking out the word "one", in 
the first line, and inserting in place thereof the word : — two, 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 1. A sum not exceed- Premiums for 

encouragement 

mg two thousand dollars mav annually be expended bv the of agriculture 

, , , J i! • li • " • " ,1 • " ,1 among children, 

state board or agriculture m premuims or otherwise, as the etc 
board shall determine, as rewards to children and youths 
under eighteen years of age for the purpose of stimulating 
interest and activity in agriculture. The board shall report 
annually to the legislature the names of the recipients of 
premiums or other rewards given hereunder, and the amount 
or value given to each. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 31, IOI4. 



232 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 268, 269, 270. 



Chap. 268 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pension 

EDWIN J. EGAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

maypl^sL'^" Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized 
Edwin J. Egan. ^q pg^y g^jj annual peusion of six hundred and fifty dollars 
to or for the benefit of Edwin J. Egan, a former member of 
the fire department of the city, who became insane from an 
injury received during the course of his employment. The 
said pension shall be in lieu of any other pension previously 
allowed to him and shall be paid to a guardian appointed for 
the purpose, or in such other manner as shall be determined 
by the fire commissioner of the city. 

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

A'piJroved March 31, 1914. 

Chap.269 An Act relative to the sale of the shares of the 
capital stock of the holyoke and westfield rail- 
road company owned by the city of holyoke. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

c^ty^f Holyoke Section 1. The city of Holyoke shall not sell the shares 

stocTofcer?'*'*' ^^ ^^^ Capital stock of the Holyoke and Westfield Railroad 

tain railroad Compauy, which are owned by it, unless, after a sale of the 

out approval stock has bccu authorized by the board of aldermen and 

the mayor of the city, such sale shall also be approved by 

a majority of the voters of the city voting thereon at any 

regular city election, or at a special election duly called for 

that purpose. 

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

Ajjproved March 31, 1914. 

Chap. 270 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE DEPARTiMENT OF THE SURGEON GENERAL 
OF THE MILITIA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

su^^n"eet^' Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
ment ''®'''"''' priatcd, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the department of the sur- 
geon general, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — 
sturgeon gen- ^qj. ^j^g salary of the surgeon general, twelve hundred 
dollars. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 271. 233 

For medical supplies for use of the volunteer militia, Medical sup- 
and for incidental and contingent expenses of the surgeon eti!^' ''"p^'^'^''^' 
general, including clerical services and printing the annual 
report, a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred fifty dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the examination of re- Examination 
emits for the militia, a sum not exceeding thirty-two hun- °^ '■'"=''"'^^- 
dred fifty dollars. 

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

Ayiwoved March 31, 1914. 

An Act to establish a board of survey for the city of nhn^ 271 

NEW BEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The mayor and board of aldermen of the Board of sur- 
city of New Bedford shall constitute a board of survey for N/w°Bedtbr°d 
the city. The city clerk shall act as clerk of the board. established. 

Section 2. Any person or corporation desiring to lay pians, etc., of 
out, locate or construct any street or way in the city of orTays'tfbe*'*'' 
New Bedford shall, before beginning such construction, board."^*^ *** 
submit to said board of survey suitable plans and profiles > 
of such street or way, so prepared as to show also the method 
of drainage of the contiguous territory, all in accordance 
with such rules and regulations as the board may pre- 
scribe. Upon the receipt of such plans, with a petition for Public hearing 
their approval, the board shall give a public hearing thereon *°^''s"'''°' ^^°- 
after giving notice of the hearing by publication once a 
week for two successive weeks in a new^spaper published in 
the city, the last publication to be at least two days before 
the hearing; and after the hearing the board may alter 
such plans and may determine where such streets or ways 
shall be located and the width and grades thereof, and shall 
so designate on said plans. The plans shall then be approved ^P^^^'^lf^ ^""^ 
and signed by the members of the board and by the mayor, 
whose refusal to sign shall be a veto, and shall be filed in the 
office of the city clerk, who shall attest thereon the date of 
filing. 

Section 3. The board of survey may from time to time Board may 
cause to be made under its direction by the city engineer ptanstrbe" 
plans of such territory or sections of land in said city as the ™'*'^'^' ®'''' 
board may deem necessary, showing thereon the location of 
such streets or ways, whether already laid out or not, as 
said board shall be of opinion that the interest of the public 
requires or will require in such territory, showing clearly the 



234 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 271. 



Public hear- 
ing, etc. 



New plans 
may be made, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



Certain powers 
of tlie board of 
aldermen not 
abridged. 



No street or 
way to be laid 
out, altered, 
etc., except in 
accordance with 
this act. 



directions, widths and grades of each street or way. The 
board may incur such expenses as it may deem necessary 
therefor, not exceeding the amount of money appropriated 
by the city for the purpose. Before making any such plans 
the board shall give a public hearing as to the locations, 
directions, widths, grades and plan for drainage of streets 
or ways in the territory, to be shown on the plan, after ad- 
vertising the hearing once a week for two successive weeks 
in a newspaper published in said city, the last advertisement 
to be at least two days before the hearing, and shall, after 
making such plan, give a like notice of hearing and a hearing 
thereon, and keep the plan open to public inspection for 
one month after the first advertisement of such hearing. 
After such hearing, and after the alterations deemed neces- 
sary by said board have been made in the plan, the plan 
shall be approved, signed, marked, filed and attested as 
provided in respect to the plans mentioned in section two. 

Section 4. The board of survey may from time to time 
make a new plan or plans to take the place of any plans 
that may be filed in accordance with the provisions of sec- 
tions two and three, or may make changes on any plan or 
plans so filed : provided, however, that any action involving 
new plans or changes in plans already duly attested and 
filed shall be made only after due notice and hearing, and 
otherwise in the manner specified in section two; and the 
last plan so made, or the plan with the changes last made 
thereon and duly attested and filed, shall be the official 
plan governing future development. 

Section 5. The powers of the board of aldermen of the 
city in regard to highways shall not be abridged by this act 
in any manner, except as provided in this section, and the 
powers conferred by this act shall be in addition to the 
powers now possessed by it. After the passage of this 
act no street or way in said city, shown on any plan filed 
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 writ- 
ing by the board of survey in the manner provided for in 
this act, then neither the city nor any other public authority 
shall place any public sewer, drain, water pipe or light in. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 272. 235 

or do any public work of any kind on, such private way so 
opened to public travel contran^ to the provisions of this 
act: yromded, however, that these provisions shall not pre- Proviso. 
vent the laying of a trunk sewer, drain, water or gas main, 
if it be required by engineering necessities. 

Section 6. The city of New Bedford may from time to Expenditures 
time appropriate sums of money to be expended by the ^"'^ ^""^'''i- 
board of survey in carrying out the provisions of this act; 
but no expenditures shall be made in excess of such appro- 
priation. 

Section 7. Said board of survey, its officers and agents, Damages. 
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 person whose property is injured by such entry or by 
such placing or maintaining, who fails to agree with the city 
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 city, 
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 Certain pro- 
any taking or condemnation of land, or to render the city of atTthorfzeTby 
New Bedford 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 said city to lay out or construct any way located 
on any of said plans, until such way has been laid out as a 
highway under other provisions of law. 

Section 9. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajiiwoved April 1, 1914- 

An Act relative to the conveyance of children to Qhav 272 

COURTS AND ASYLUMS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jolloivs: 
Section 1. A child who is not convicted or accused of Patroiwagona 

rv \ • 1 !!• iMii ''° used 

anv oitence but is a neglected or destitute child and is other- to convey 

. I , . . p . certain children 

Wise so circumstanced as to require its conveyance irom its to courts or 
home or from any other place to any court or asylum, shall '^^^ ""'^ 
not be conveyed in a patrol wagon but shall be conveyed 
in such other suitable vehicle as shall be provided or desig- 
nated by the children's institutions department in the city 



this act. 



236 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 273, 274. 



Penalty. 



of Boston and by the overseers of the poor in all other cities 
and in all towns. 

Section 2. Whoever violates or causes to be violated 
any provision of this act shall be fined not less than twenty- 
five dollars nor more than fifty dollars for each offence, or 
shall be imprisoned for not more than three months. 

Approved April 1, 1914. 



Chap.273 An Act to authorize the city of melrose to pay an 

ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF THOMAS J. HAWKES. 



City of Melrose 
may pay an 
annuity to 
widow of 
Thomas J. 
Hawkes. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Melrose, acting by its board of 
aldermen with the approval of the mayor, is hereby au- 
thorized to pay to Mary A. Hawkes, widow of Thomas J. 
Hawkes who died from injuries received while in the per- 
formance of his duty as first assistant chief engineer of the 
fire department of said city, an annuity of two hundred 
dollars a year, provided that the annuity shall cease if the 
said widow should remarry. 

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

Ajjproved April 1, 1914- 



Chap. 274: An Act to extend the authority of the city of boston 

TO OBTAIN information ON MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS. 



Representation 
of city of 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1. The mayor of the city of Boston, or such 
TO°n*?"ss'l9 etc person or persons as he may appoint, may represent the 
held to consider city at cougrcsscs, convcutions and other meetings held 
municipal to cousldcr qucstlons of municipal concern, although the 
questions to be discussed are not actually pending at the 
time in the conduct of the business of the city of Boston. 
He may also appoint one or more persons to investigate 
and obtain information upon any matter pertaining to the 
conduct of the executive and administrative business of 
the city. All persons so appointed shall report to the 
mayor in writing, and all such reports shall be published 
in the City Record. 

Section 2. The mayor and city council of the city of 
Boston are hereby authorized to appropriate annually, 
under the provisions of section three of chapter four hun- 
dred and eighty-six of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 



Publication 
of reports. 



Expenses. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 275. 237 

dred and nine, an amount not exceeding twenty-five hundred 
dollars to defray the travelHng and other necessary expenses 
incurred under the provisions of section one of this act. 
An itemized account of such expenses shall be filed with the 
city auditor. 

Section 3. The school committee of the city of Boston Representation 
may appoint one or more persons to represent the city at ttcThddlo"' 
congresses, conventions and other meetings held to con- qu"stionsof 
sider questions of concern to public schools, although the ^Xiic^choois. 
questions to be discussed are not actually pending at the 
time in the conduct of the schools of the city of Boston. 
The committee may also appoint one or more persons to 
investigate matters pertaining to the conduct of the schools 
of the city and to obtain information thereon. All persons Publication of 
so appointed shall report to the school committee in writing, ^""^"^ ^' 
and all such reports shall be published in the City Record. 

Section 4. The school committee of the city of Boston is Expenses. 
hereby authorized to appropriate annually, from the appro- 
priations for the support of the public schools, an amount 
not exceeding one thousand dollars to defray the travelling 
and other necessary expenses incurred under the provisions 
of section three of this act. An itemized account of such 
expenses shall be filed wdth the city auditor. 

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

Apyroved April 1, 1914- 

An Act making appropriations for the soldiers' home Chap. 27 5 

IN MASSACHUSETTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropriations, 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- in M^Issachi"" 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, to the trustees of the ^®"^' 
Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, as authorized by chapter 
twenty-three of the resolves of the present year, the pay- 
ments to be made in equal quarterly instalments, to wit: — 

For maintenance, ninety-five thousand dollars; for per- 
manent improvements, twenty-two hundred dollars; and for 
religious services, one thousand dollars. 

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

Approved April 2, 1914' 



238 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 276. 



R. L. 124, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



Bounties to 
agricultural 
societies. 



Chap. 21^ An Act to regulate the payment of bounties to agri- 
cultural SOCIETIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-four of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 
one hundred and thirty-three of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and nine, and as affected by chapter two hundred 
and sixty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
twelve, is hereby further amended by striking out the words 
"twenty-fifth day of May in the year eighteen hundred and 
sixty-six", in the third and fourth Hues, and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — thirty-first day of December in 
the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, — by striking out 
the word "twelve", in the sixth line, and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — twenty-five, — by striking out the 
word "October", in the fourteenth line, and inserting in 
place thereof the word : — August, — and by striking out 
the word "twelve", in the twenty-fifth line, and inserting 
in place thereof the word : — twenty-five, — so as to read 
as follows: — Section 1. Every incorporated agricultural 
society which was entitled to bounty from this common- 
wealth before the thirty-first day of December, in the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen, and every other such so- 
ciety whose exhibition grounds and buildings are not within 
twenty-five miles of those of a society which was then en- 
titled to bounty, and which has raised by contribution of 
individuals and holds, as a capital appropriated to its uses, 
one thousand dollars, invested in an interest bearing public 
or private security or in real estate, buildings and appur- 
tenances for its use and accommodation, shall, except when 
otherwise determined by the state board of agriculture as 
provided in section four, be entitled to receive annually in 
August from the commonwealth, two hundred dollars, and 
in that proportion for any greater amount so contributed and 
put at interest or invested; but no society shall receive a 
larger amount in one year than it has awarded and paid in 
premiums during the year last preceding, or otherwise ex- 
pended for the encouragement and improvement of agricul- 
ture, with the approval of the state board of agriculture, nor, 
in any event, more than six hundred dollars. If there is 
only one incorporated agricultural society in any county, it 
shall be entitled to receive said bounty notwithstanding its 
exhibition grounds and buildings are within twenty-five miles 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 277, 278, 279. 239 

of a society entitled to said bounty; and, after having re- 
ceived said bounty, it shall not be deprived of the right 
to receive the same by reason of the subsequent incorpora- 
tion of another society within the same county. 

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

Approved April 2, 1914' 

An Act to provide for submitting to the voters of the Cha'p.277 

CITY OF CHICOPEE THE ACT RELATIVE TO AN EIGHT-HOUR 
DAY FOR CITY AND TOWN EMPLOYEES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter eight hundred and twenty-two of the acts of the when chap. 
year nineteen hundred and thirteen, being an act to provide lois, shaii be 
for a referendum relative to an eight-hour day for city and vot^s^fdty 
town employees, shall be submitted to the voters of the ofchicopee. 
city of Chicopee at the next annual municipal election, in 
the manner prescribed in the said chapter, the said act not 
having been submitted to the voters of the said city at the 
annual city election in the year nineteen hundred and thirteen. 

Approved April 2, 1914. 

An Act to provide for submitting to the voters of QJidj) 278 

THE CITY OF CHICOPEE THE ACT TO PROVIDE FOR COM- 
PENSATING certain public EMPLOYEES FOR INJURIES 
SUSTAINED IN THE COURSE OF THEIR EMPLOYMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter eight hundred and seven of the acts of the year whenChap. 
nineteen hundred and thirteen, being an act to provide for igis.'^shairbe 
compensating certain public employees for injuries sustained vot^s*of dty 
in the course of their employment, shall be submitted to the °^ chicopee. 
voters of the city of Chicopee at the annual municipal 
election in the current year, in the manner prescribed in the 
said chapter, the said act not having been submitted to the 
voters of the said city at the annual city election in the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen. Approved April 2, 1914- 



Chap.27d 



An Act making an appropriation for the care and 
maintenance of wellington bridge by the metro- 
politan park commission. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding sixty-one hundred mafnTn^ceof 
and forty-seven dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid b^,^gef*°° 



240 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 280. 



out of the Metropolitan Parks System, Wellington Bridge, 
Maintenance Fund, for the care and maintenance of Welling- 
ton bridge, including draw-tenders, labor, lighting, watering, 
supplies and miscellaneous expenses, by the metropolitan 
park commission, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, in accord- 
ance with the provisions of chapter four hundred and ninety- 
one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and one. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Apj)roved April 2, 1914- 



Chap. 2S0 An Act to authorize the city of lynn to take flax 

POND FOR public PURPOSES. 



City of Lynn 
may take Flax 
pond for 
public pur- 
poses, etc. 



May fill a part 
or the whole of 
said pond., 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn, acting through its duly 
constituted public authorities hereinafter specified, may 
take and maintain the whole or any part of Flax pond in the 
said city, the waters thereof, or the land adjacent thereto, 
or of the land thereunder, for the purposes of a public park, 
playground, path, pathway or highway, or for the purposes 
of an approach to any public park or playground now or here- 
after existing in said city, and the city shall not be required 
to pay any compensation to the commonwealth for the said 
pond, the waters thereof, or the land thereunder so taken, 
and shall not be required to pay to any person or corporation 
any damages other than those which the commonwealth 
would legally be liable to pay by reason of any takings for 
the said purposes or similar purposes made by the com- 
monwealth. Persons holding in respect of said pond any 
privileges or grants heretofore made, and liable to revocation 
or alteration by the commonwealth or by the city of Lynn, 
shall have no claim against said city by reason of any action 
taken by the city under this act affecting said privileges, 
or any grants or rights thereunder. 

Section 2. For the purpose of carrying out the pro- 
visions of the foregoing section, the city of Lynn may fill so 
much of said pond as may be necessary to construct path- 
ways or highways along the shore of the said pond or across 
bays, coves or inlets of the pond, and may also fill solid 
the pond or any part thereof for the purpose of constructing 
playgrounds and parks within the area of the pond. Any 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 280. 241 

takings that may be made under this act for the purpose of a TaU^s^a foj^^^ 
pubhc park or playground or pathway, exclusive of a public etc., how made, 
highway, shall be made by the board of park commissioners 
of the city of Lynn in the manner provided by law for tak- 
ings for park and playground purposes; and damages to 
any person owning property or an interest therein affected 
by such taking or other act, may be determined, appor- 
tioned and paid in the manner provided by law for the 
apportionment and payment of damages occasioned by the 
taking of land for public parks. Any takings or locations Takingg.for^_^ 
that shall be made under the authority granted by this act purposes, how 
in, to, across or adjacent to said Flax pond for the purpose of ^'^ *"' 
a public highway, shall be made by the municipal council 
of the city of Lynn in the manner provided by law for mak- 
ing takings of land for the purposes of public schools : provided, p^^'so- 
howeocr, that the provisions of law relative to takings for 
the purposes of public schools, limiting the area so taken 
to two acres, shall not apply to any takings made under this 
act. Damages for said takings and construction for highway Damages. 
purposes shall be determined and paid in the manner pro- 
vided by law for the determination and payment of damages 
occasioned by the taking of land for highways and the con- 
struction thereof. No application for the assessment of 
damages shall be made for the taking of any w^ater, water 
right or for any injury thereto hereunder, until the water is 
actually withdrawn and diverted by said city under authority 
of this act. The municipal council of the city of Lynn may Assessment of 
assess betterments upon those specially benefited by the 
construction of any highway under this act in the manner 
provided by law for the assessment of betterments for the 
location and construction of public ways, and may also 
assess betterments for the location and construction of any 
parks or playgrounds which shall be located or constructed 
under the provisions of this act. The said betterments 
for the location and construction of parks and playgrounds 
shall be assessed and determined in the manner provided by 
law for the assessment and determination of betterments for 
the location and construction of parks, paths and play- 
grounds, and said assessment shall be made by the municipal 
council of the city of Lynn. 

Section 3. Neither the municipal council of the city no work to be 
of Lynn nor the board of park commissioners of the city appropriation 
shall make any takings or do any construction work under '^ ""'^^- 






242 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 281. 

the provisions of this act until an appropriation siifRcient 
therefor has been made by the municipal council. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 2, 1914- 



Chap. 281 An Act relative to the rights of the proprietors of 

THE NEW MATTAKESSETT CREEKS IN THE GREAT POND IN 
EDGARTOWN. 



Time extended 
within which 
corporation 
may take fish 
in Great pond 
in Edgartown. 



Proviso. 



Fee. 



Penalty, etc., 
for unlawfully 
taking fish in 
Great pond, 
etc. 



Enforcement 
of forfeiture. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Proprietors of the New Mattakessett 
Creeks, a corporation established by law in the town of 
Edgartown, are hereby authorized to catch fish for the 
period of ten years from the termination of the "addi- 
tional rights" granted to them by chapter one hundred 
and sixteen of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-six in the Great pond, so-called, in said town, by 
means of nets, seines, drag-seines, traps or pounds, as said 
corporation may determine: provided, however, that the said 
corporation shall not catch any fish, other than alewives, in 
said Great pond in the ways aforesaid, except during the 
months of January, February and March. 

Section 2. Before the first day of February in each 
of the said ten years, the said corporation shall pay into 
the treasury of the town of Edgartown for the use of the 
town the sum of one hundred dollars. 

Section 3. Whoever, other than said corporation, catches 
or takes fish in said Great pond, except by naturally or 
artificially baited hook and line, or by spear, shall forfeit 
one dollar for each, fish so caught or taken, and whoever, 
other than said corporation, catches or takes or attempts to 
catch or take, fish in said Great pond, except by naturally or 
artificially baited hook and line, or by spear, shall forfeit all 
seines, boats or other apparatus used in catching or taking 
or attempting to catch or take fish from said Great pond. 
The forfeiture for fish caught or taken may be enforced in 
an action of tort brought by any person, or by criminal com- 
plaint on behalf of the commonwealth, and in either case 
the proceeds from such forfeiture shall be paid to the county 
of Dukes County. For the purpose of enforcing the for- 
feiture thereof any person may seize and keep all seines, 
boats and other apparatus used in the catching or taking 
of fish, or in attempting to catch or take fish in said Great 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 282. 243 

pond contrary to the provisions of this act, and the forfeiture 
of seines, boats and other apparatus so seized or taken shall 
be enforced in accordance with the provisions of chapter 
two hundred of the Revised Laws, except that after the 
disposition of said seines, boats or other apparatus, the pro- 
ceeds shall be paid into the treasury of the county. 

Apyroved Ayril 2, 1914- 



An Act to authorize the town of milton to provide (Jfidj) 282 

FOR SURFACE WATER DRAINAGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Milton may, from time to Town of 
time, by its board of sewer commissioners, for the purpose provide"for^ 
of providing better surface or other drainage, guarding against drainage.'^itc^ 
pollution of waters and otherwise protecting the public 
health, deepen, widen, clear of obstruction, straighten or 
divert any brooks, streams or water courses within its limits, 
and may straighten or alter the channels and divert the 
waters thereof, and may lay, make and maintain such main 
or other drains as it considers necessary. Said town may, 
subject to the approval of the state board of health, discharge 
the water collected by such drains, or any of them, into any 
brook, stream or other water course within its limits. 

Section 2. The town of Milton may, for the purposes May take 

,t ' j.'L'j.t- ^ £ •■ xl lands, water 

oi this act, by its board oi sewer commissioners, take, or rights, etc. 
acquire by purchase or otherwise, any lands, water rights, 
water courses, rights of way or easements in said town 
deemed by said board necessary for the establishment of 
such drains and connections therewith or necessary for the 
deepening, widening, clearing of obstruction, straightening 
or diverting of any brook, stream or water course, or the 
straightening or altering of the channel thereof. 

Section 3. The provisions of sections six, seven and Sn^o'ffaT" 
eight of chapter three hundred and four of the acts of the *« apply. 
year eighteen hundred and ninety-five shall apply to any 
taking made by said board under the authority of this act. 

Section 4. Said board of sewer commissioners may. Assessment of 

■ . • vi • J. i?j. J.1 e ^ betterments. 

at any time withm two years after the passage or an order 
for the doing of any work authorized by section one of this 
act, and after the completion of the work, if in its opinion 
any land receives a benefit or advantage therefrom beyond 
the general advantage to all land in said town, determine the 



244 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 282. 

value of such special benefit or advantage to such land and 
assess upon the same a proportional share of the cost of such 
work, but no such assessment shall exceed one half of the 
amount of said adjudged benefit or advantage, 
pro^lronsof Section 5. The provisions of sections two to eight, 
io'^fa*r°aT^'^' inclusivc, and ten to thirteen, inclusive, of chapter fifty of 
applicable. tljc Rcviscd Laws, and of acts in amendment thereof or in 
addition thereto, so far as they may be applicable and not 
inconsistent herewith, shall apply to the town of Milton in 
carrying out the provisions of this act. 
M*iiton''surfacc Section 6. The said town may, for the purpose of pay- 
L^^an'' Ac"ifof^^° '^^S the ucccssary expenses and liabilities incurred under the 
1914. ' provisions of this act, issue, from time to time, bonds, notes 

or certificates of indebtedness to an amount not exceeding 
in the aggregate one hundred thousand dollars. Such 
bonds, notes or certificates shall bear on their face the words, 
Town of Milton Surface Water Drainage Loan, Act of 1914; 
shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning not 
more than one year after the date thereof, as will extinguish 
each loan within thirty years from its date, and the amount 
of such annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be 
less than the amount of the principal of said loan payable 
in any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds, 
notes or certificates of indebtedness shall constitute a separate 
loan. Said bonds, notes or certificates of indebtedness 
shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding five per cent per 
annum, payable semi-annually, and shall be signed by the 
treasurer of the town and countersigned by a majority of the 
selectmen. The town may sell the said securities at public 
or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may 
deem proper, but they shall not be sold for less than their 
par value, and the proceeds shall be used only for the purposes 
herein specified. 
Payment of SECTION 7. Said towu shall, at the time of authorizing 

said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance with the provisions of section six of this act; and when 
a vote to that effect has been passed, the amounts required to 
be paid thereunder shall, without further vote, be assessed 
by the assessors of the town annually thereafter, in the same 
manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the debt 
incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 8. This act shall take efl'ect upon its passage. 

Approved April 2, 1914- 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 283. 245 



An Act to authorize the establishment of planning Chap. 283 

BOARDS BY TOWNS HAVING A POPULATION OF LESS THAN 
TEN THOUSAND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter four hundred and ^f/^^^j^j^^i^ ^• 
ninety-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"board", in the fourth hue, the words: — and towns having 
a population of less than ten thousand may create a board, — 
so as to read as follows : — Section 1 . Every city of the planning 
commonwealth, and every town having a population of ca?JfanT 
more than ten thousand at the last preceding national or [J^^^^^enTof'^' 
state census, is hereby authorized and directed to create a 
board, and towns having a population of less than ten 
thousand may create a board, to be known as the planning 
board, whose duty it shall be to make careful studies of the 
resources, possibilities and needs of the city or town, par- 
ticularly with respect to conditions which may be injurious 
to the public health or otherwise injurious in and about 
rented dwellings, and to make plans for the development of 
the municipality with special reference to the proper housing 
of its people. In cities, the said board shall be appointed by 
the mayor, subject to confirmation by the council, and in 
cities under a commission form of government, so-called, 
the members of the board shall be appointed by the govern- 
ing body of the city. In towns, the members of the board 
shall be elected by the voters at the annual town meeting. 

Section 2. Section three of said chapter four hundred amended ^ ^' 
and ninety-four is hereby amended by striking out the words 
"a population of more than ten thousand at the last pre- 
ceding national or state census", in the fifth and sixth lines, 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — such a planning 
board, — so as to read as follows: — Section 3. The home- Duties of 
stead commission, created by chapter six hundred and seven commis'ston. 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, is hereby 
directed to call the attention of the mayor and city govern- 
ments in cities and the selectmen in each town having such 
a planning board, to the provisions of this act in such form 
as may seem proper; and said commission is furthermore 
authorized and directed to furnish information and sug- 
gestions from time to time to city governments and to the 
selectmen of towns and to local planning boards, when the 
same shall have been created, such as may, in its judgment. 



246 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 284, 285, 286. 

tend to promote the purposes of this act and of those for 
which the said commission was established. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 2, 1914. 

Chap. 284: An Act to prohibit the injuring of water meters and 

THE UNLAWFUL USE OF WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
PenaWesfor WhoevcF Unlawfully and intentionally injures, or suffers 

using water, to bc iniured, a water meter belonging to a city or town, or 

injuring water ,.*^ . i • i • j. 

meters, etc. to a distnct, or compauy engaged m supplying water, or 
prevents such meter from duly registering the quantity of 
water supplied through it, or hinders or interferes with its 
proper action or just registration, or attaches a pipe to a 
main or pipe belonging to a city, town, district or water 
company, or otherwise uses or causes to be used the water 
supplied by a city, town, district or company without the 
consent of the same, unless it passes through a meter set by 
such city or town, district or company, shall for every such 
offence be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred 
dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or 
by both such fine and imprisonment. 

Appr&ced April 2, 1914' 

Chap.285 An Act to authorize the city of Cambridge to pay a 

SUM OF money to JOHN McDUFFIE. - 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Camb/id e SECTION 1. The city of Cambridge, acting by its city 

may pay an couucil witli the approval of the mayor, is hereby authorized 

John 'McDuffie. to pay to Johu McDuffic who has served the city of Cambridge 

faithfully for the past thirty-five years, the sum of six hundred 

dollars a year for the rest of his life. 

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

Approved April 2, 1914- 



Chap.28Q An Act to change the name of the trustees of the east 

SOMERVILLE SOCIETY OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 
AND TO CONFIRM ACTS DONE BY SAID CORPORATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Name changed. SECTION 1. The name of the Trustccs of the East Somef- 
ville Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a religious 
corporation in the city of Somerville, organized under the 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 287, 288. 247 

general laws of the commonwealth on June eighth, eighteen 
hundred and sixty-nine, is hereby changed to the Trustees 
of the Flint Street Methodist Episcopal Church, and all 
acts done by said corporation under any name other than 
its legal name are hereby ratified and made valid to the same 
extent as though they had been done under the legal name 
of said corporation. 

Section 2. All gifts, bequests, devises, conveyances and ques^^lJ'c 
grants heretofore or hereafter made to said corporation by 
either of said names, or by the name of the Trustees of 
the East Somerville Methodist Episcopal Church, shall vest 
in the Trustees of the Flint Street JMethodist Episcopal 
Church, in accordance with the discipline and usage of the 
Methodist Episcopal church. 

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

Ai^j^roved Ayril 2, 1914. 

An Act rel.\tive to the business of* plumbing. Chap.287 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Chapter five hundred and thirtj'-six of the acts of the loog, 536, § lo. 
year nineteen hundred and nine is hereby amended by ^"^^^ ^ ' 
striking out section ten and inserting in place thereof the 
following new section: — Section 10. Every person en- Penalty for 
gaging in the business of plumbing as a master plumber, or engal/ng'fn 
working at the business of plumbing as a journeyman plum- p"umblr.^^ 
ber, not having been registered or licensed as herein pro- 
vided; and every person engaging in or working at the 
business of plumbing in a city or town where he has been 
forbidden so to do under the provisions of section four of this 
act; and every person engaged in the business of plumbing 
as a master plumber or employing plumber who engages or 
employs any person to work as a journeyman plumber who 
has not been registered or licensed as provided by this act; 
and every person violating any provision of this act or any 
rule or regulation made hereunder, shall be punished by a 
fine not exceeding fifty dollars for each offence. 

Ajjproved Ayril 2, 1914- 

An Act relative to untrue and misleading advertise- rjhnj. 288 

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

Section 1. Section one of chapter four hundred and ^^l^j^^j ^ ^• 
eighty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 



248 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 289. 



twelve is hereby amended by striking out the word "form", 
Penalty for {q the third Hne, so as to read as follows : — Section 1 . If 

publication of , . , 

certain untrue any person, farm, corporation or association, or any em- 

and misleading i , l r • • 1 1 xj. j.1- 

advortisements. ploycc tliereoi, in a ncwspaper, circular, letter or other 
publication published, distributed or circulated in this com- 
monwealth or on any billboard, sign, card, label or other 
advertising medium displayed on, in or near a street, elec- 
tric car, show case, store or other place in this common- 
wealth, knowingly makes or disseminates or causes to be 
made or disseminated any statement or assertion of fact con- 
cerning the quantity, the quality, the method of production 
or manufacture, the cost of production, the cost to the ad- 
vertiser, the present or former price, or the reason for the 
price of the merchandise of such person, firm, corporation 
or association, or concerning the manner or source of pur- 
chase of such merchandise, or the possession of rewards, 
prizes or distinctions conferred on account of such merchan- 
dise, which statement or assertion has the appearance of an 
offer advantageous to the purchaser and is untrue or calcu- 
lated to mislead, the person or corporation, or the member or 
members of a firm or association, causing such statement or 
assertion to be made or disseminated, also the employee 
making or disseminating such statement or assertion, shall 
be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be liable to a fine of 
not less than ten nor more than five hundred dollars for each 
offence. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 2, 1914. 



Chap.2S9 An Act relative to appropriations by the town of 

PALMER FOR THE WING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

PaiTne°may Section 1. Tlic towu of Palmer is hereby authorized to 

mo'^ney 'for'tho ^aisc by taxatiou sums of money, not exceeding two thousand 

hcis"1t?i^'"°"'^' dollars in any one year, and to appropriate the same toward 

the support and maintenance of the Wing memorial hospital, 

a hospital established and maintained in said town by the 

Wing Memorial Hospital Association. 

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

Approved April 2, 1911^. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 290. 249 



An Act to authorize the town of nantucket to take (jji^j) 290 

CERTAIN LAND OR FLATS FOR A PUBLIC PARK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Nantucket, by its selectmen, Town of 
at any time within two years after the acceptance of this take, etc.! ™^^ 
act as hereinafter provided, may take, or acquire by purchase foTa public 
or otherwise, and hold in fee, land or flats not exceeding six ^*'''^- 
acres in extent, situated at the "Clean shore", so-called, 
or at the basin north of steamboat wharf, in said town, and 
the land so acquired shall thereafter be kept and maintained 
as a public park. 

Section 2. Said town shall, within sixty days after Taking of land 
taking said land, cause to be recorded in the registry of *°^^ '■'^corded, 
deeds for the county of Nantucket a description thereof 
sufficiently accurate for identification, with a statement of 
the purpose for which the same was taken, which statement 
shall be signed by the selectmen, and title to the land or flats 
so taken shall thereupon vest in the town of Nantucket in 
fee. 

Section 3. Said town shall pay all damages to property Damages, 
sustained by any person by the taking of said land or flats, 
and any such person 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, on application at 
any time within one year after the taking of said land or 
flats. 

Section 4. At any time within two years after said betttrmlntV^ 
park is completed, the selectmen shall have the same au- ^tc. 
thority to determine the value of, and to assess upon real 
estate the amount of betterments accruing to such real estate 
by the construction of the park which is conferred by chapter 
fifty of the Revised Laws upon city and town officers au- 
thorized to lay out streets or ways, and the provisions of the 
first eight sections of the said chapter shall apply to such 
assessments by the selectmen. 

Sections. This act shall be submitted to the said Jrct.°^*'''''°^ 
town for acceptance, and shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority of the legal voters present and voting 
thereon at an annual town meeting or at a special meeting 
duly called for the purpose. Ayyroved Ayril 3, 1914. 



250 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 291. 



Chap. 291 An Act relative to the printing and distribution of 

THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STATE BOARD OF AGRI- 
CULTURE. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



R. L. 9, § 7 
amended. 



agriculture. 



R. L. 9, § 8, 
etc., amended. 



Section 1. Section seven of chapter nine of the Revised 
Laws as amended is hereby further amended by striking out 
lines thirty-four to forty, inchisive, and inserting in place 
Report of state thereof the following : — Of the state board of agriculture, 
not more than ten thousand copies. Such parts of said 
report as the secretary of said board may deem best adapted 
to promote the interests of agriculture may be published 
separately, for general distribution, the expense of such 
publication to be met out of the appropriation for printing 
the report. 

Section 2. Section eight of said chapter nine, as amended 
by chapter four hundred and twenty-two of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and eight, is hereby further amended 
by striking out lines eleven to thirteen, inclusive, and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following : — Each member of the 
general court and the clerk of each branch thereof shall 
also be entitled to receive, upon application, not more than 
twenty-five copies each of such parts of the annual report of 
the state board of agriculture as may be published separately 
in accordance with the preceding section, — so that the 
last paragraph of said section eight w^ill read as follows: — 
Each member of the general court and the clerk of each 
branch thereof shall also be entitled to receive, upon applica- 
tion, not more than twenty-five copies each of such parts of 
the annual report of the state board of agriculture as may 
be published separately in accordance with the preceding 
section, seven additional copies of the report of the" board 
of health, and of the report of the bureau of statistics of 
labor; five additional copies of the report of the secretary 
of the board of education, and of the report of statistics of 
manufactures. 

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

Approved April 3, 1914' 



Distribution. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 292. 251 



An Act making appropriations for sundry miscel- (^/^^^ 292 
laneous expenses authorized by law. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

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

For expenses incurred in the construction and repair of ^f^^f^'d'^^jn''- 
roads in the town of INIashpee during the year nineteen Mashpee. 
hundred and fourteen, the sum of three hundred dollars. 

For reimbursing certain officials for premiums paid for Reimburse- 
procuring sureties on their bonds, a sum not exceeding two Snain officials. 
thousand dollars. 

For preliminary plans, specifications, etc., provided for piana, sppcifi- 
by the act relative to the construction and improvement of nations, etc. 
buildings, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For medical examiners' fees, a sum not exceeding eight Medical 

1 1 tin examiners' fees. 

hundred dollars. 

For the payment of damages caused by wild deer, for the Damages by 
present year and for previous years, a sum not exceeding ^iiddeer. 
twenty thousand dollars. 

For small items of expenditure for which no appropriations smaii items of 
have been made, and for cases in which appropriations have expenditure. 
been exhausted or have reverted to the commonwealth in 
previous years, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, 
to be expended under the direction of the auditor of the 
commonwealth . 

For expenses of an investigation of the water power re- investigation 
sources of the commonwealth, as authorized by chapter five resource?!'"'^^'^ 
hundred and sixty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and twelve, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars. 

For defraying the expenses of the headquarters of the de- Headquarters of 
partment of Massachusetts, Grand Army of the Republic, Mass.c.A.R. 
the sum of one thousand dollars. 

For Arno E. Hurd and Ellen M. Hurd, on account of Arno r a^d^^ 
an accident on a state highway, in accordance with an agree- 
ment approved by the attorney-general, as authorized by 
section thirteen of chapter forty-seven of the Revised Laws, 
the sum of two hundred and six dollars. 

For the purpose of satisfying a decree of the superior court Decree of court 
in the matter of certain money paid into the state treasury estate of 

Charles Peters, 



252 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 293, 294. 



Assistant 
register of 
probate for 
Norfolk county. 



Mary A. 
Sheppard. 



on account of the estate of Charles Peters, the following 
sums: — For Emma M. Busteed, one thousand twenty- 
three dollars and sixty-eight cents; for Emma B. Doulens, 
the sum of five hundred eleven dollars and eighty-four cents; 
and for Hattie B. Gray, the sum of five hundred eleven 
dollars and eighty-four cents; severally to be paid from the 
Escheated Estates Fund. 

For the salary of the assistant register of probate for 
Norfolk county, such part of the balance of the appropriation 
made for the salary of Joseph R. McCoole as may be neces- 
sary. 

For an annuity for Mary A. Sheppard, as authorized by 
chapter ten of the resolves of the present year, the sum of 
five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved April 3, 1914. 

Chap.293 An Act to authorize the county of Plymouth to pen- 
sion FRANK H. CUSHMAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county of Plymouth may, with the 
approval of the county commissioners, pay annually to Frank 
H. Cushman of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding one half of 
the annual compensation which he received as an officer of 
the house of correction of the county of Plymouth at the 
time of his retirement from service, said payment by the 
county to date from the first day of May in the year nineteen 
hundred and twelve. The said Cushman for more than 
twenty-five years faithfully served the commonwealth as 
a prison officer, and was compelled to resign on account of 
physical disability. 

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

Approved April 3, 191 A. 

Chap. 2^4: An Act relative to the woman's baptist foreign 

missionary society. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and twenty-nine of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by 
striking out section four and inserting in place thereof the 
following new section : — Section 4- This act shall take 
effect on the fifteenth day of May, nineteen hundred and 
fourteen. Approved April 4, 1914- 



County of 
Plymouth may 
pay a pension 
to Frank H. 
Cushman. 



1914, 229, § 4, 
amended. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 295, 296, 297. 253 



An Act to provide diagnostic facilities for venereal Qfi^rf 295 

DISEASES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The sum of four thousand dollars is hereby added to the Appropriation 
appropriation of the state board of health for general ex- faciuttls" for"^ 
penses for the purpose of establishing laboratory facilities certain diseases. 
for the diagnosis of venereal diseases. 

Approved April 6, 1914' 

An Act to authorize the lake pleasant water supply Chav 296 

DISTRICT IN THE TOWN OF MONTAGUE TO SUPPLY ELEC- 
TRICITY TO SAID DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The water commissioners of the Lake LakePieasant 
Pleasant Water Supply District are hereby authorized to District "w^ 
contract for the lighting of the streets, ways and public dty'^to slid*"' 

district. 
Proviso 



buildings of said district by electricity: provided, that the '*'^*"'"'- 
amount to be paid under any such contract shall not exceed 
the appropriation therefor made by the district. 

Section 2. The district may levy and collect from May levy taxes, 
taxpayers of the district such taxes as may be necessary to ^''°' 
defray the expense of lighting the streets, ways and public 
buildings within the district. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Time of taking 
by a majority vote of the voters of said district present and ^^^^^' 
voting thereon at a regular meeting or at a special meeting 
called for the purpose; but it shall become void unless so 
accepted on or before the first day of January in the year 
nineteen hundred and fifteen. Approved April 6, IOI4. 

An Act to authorize the city of chelsea to sell cer- fhn^ OQ? 
tain public park lands. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Permission is hereby granted to the citv of City of Cheisea 

„, 1 X 11 J j-'j.Sfi^'i'^ ^^y ^^'' certain 

L'helsea to sell and convey a certam part 01 what is known property. 
as Powder Horn Park Reservation in that city, and de- 
scribed as the ''McElroy Estate", on Hillside avenue, 
being one hundred feet, more or less, in frontage, and one 
hundred and eighty feet, more or less, in the rear. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 6, 1914- 



254 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 298. 



1909, 428, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



Poultry 
premium 
bounty, dis- 
tribution, etc. 



Chap. 298 An Act to encourage and improve the breeding of 

POULTRY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter four hundred and 
twenty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
nine, as amended by chapter five hundred and ninety of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, is hereby 
further amended by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following new section: — Section 1. 
The sum of two thousand dollars shall be paid annually 
from the treasury of the commonwealth to the board of 
agriculture, which shall be known as a poultry premium 
bounty, and shall be used by the said board to encourage 
and improve the breeding of poultry. Said bounty shall be 
distributed by said board among the poultry associations 
hereinafter designated, during the month of August in each 
year, in proportion to the total amounts paid out by such 
associations, respectively, during the year ending June 
thirtieth, as hereinafter provided, in state premiums for 
such breeds and strains of poultry as the said board shall 
consider most worthy of encouragement, and the sum so 
distributed shall be used by such associations for the purpose 
of enabling them to hold annual exhibitions of poultry and 
for the payment of premiums only. The board may make 
such rules as it may deem suitable for carrying out the pro- 
visions of this act; and any part of said bounty not dis- 
tributed by the board in any year shall be repaid by it to 
the treasurer and receiver general. 

Section 2. Said chapter four hundred and twenty-eight 
is hereby further amended by striking out section three and 
inserting in place thereof the following new section: — Sec- 
tion 3. No association shall be entitled to any part of said 
bounty unless it shall certify to the board of agriculture, 
not later than the tenth day of July, under the oath of the 
president and treasurer of such association, that it has held 
an exhibition of poultry during the year ending June thir- 
tieth, the amount paid in premiums by the association at 
such exhibition, and that the association is in need of aid 
to enable it to continue its exhibitions of poultry, together 
with such other facts as the board may request. 

Section 3. For the purposes of this act the term "state 
premiums " shall mean all premiums described in the premium 



1909, 428, § 3, 
amended. 



Association to 
certify to 
certain facts 
under oath. 



Term defined. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 299. 255 

lists of said associations as being offered by the state board 
of agriculture through the association. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect on the first day of JCt."^ ^^""'"^ 
July in the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, but nothing 
herein shall be construed as affecting returns required to be 
made hereunder prior to the tenth day of July In the year 
nineteen hundred and fifteen. Approved April 6, 1914- 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance (jfi^jj 299 
OF certain practical art classes for the period 

previous to DECEMBER FIRST, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND 

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

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations, 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth jfraJtlcai^arT '^^ 
from the ordinary revenue, for meeting the commonwealth's classes. 
proportion of the cost of maintenance of practical art classes, 
for the period previous to December first, nineteen hundred 
and thirteen, In certain cities and towns, under the authority 
of chapter one hundred and six of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and twelve, to wit: — 

To the city of Boston, the sum of six thousand nine hun- Boston. 
dred thirty-seven dollars and fifty-two cents. 

To the clt}^ of Cambridge, the sum of one thousand one Cambridge. 
hundred eighty-one dollars and seventy-two cents. 

To the city of Everett, the sum of five hundred fourteen Everett. 
dollars and forty-eight cents. 

To the city of Holyoke, the sum of four hundred fifty-six Hoiyoke. 
dollars and fourteen cents. 

To the city of Lawrence, the sum of seven hundred sixty- Lawrence. 
five dollars and twenty-two cents. 

To the city of Lowell, the sum of eight hundred forty-five Loweii. 
dollars and eighty-nine cents. 

To the town of Methuen, the sum of thirty-seven dollars Methuen. 
and forty-six cents. 

To the town of Natick, the sum of four hundred eight Natick. 
dollars and fifteen cents. 

To the city of New Bedford, the sum of nine hundred New Bedford. 
thirty-seven dollars and twenty-seven cents. 

To the city of Newton, the sum of four hundred thirty- Newton, 
two dollars and ninety-seven cents. 

To the town of North Attleborough, the sum of thirty- North 

T ,1 1 . , Attleborougli. 

nine dollars and seventy cents. 



256 



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yumcy. 

Somerville. 

Taunton. 

Wakefield. 

Watertown. 

Worcester. 



To the city of Quincy, the sum of one hundred sixty dol- 
lars and seventy cents. 

To the city of Somerville, the sum of four hundred forty- 
six dollars and one cent. 

To the city of Taunton, the sum of fifty-six dollars and 
thirty-nine cents. 

To the town of Wakefield, the sum of two hundred ninety 
dollars and eighty-eight cents. 

To the town of Watertown, the sum of two hundred 
twenty-four dollars and ninety-eight cents. 

To the city of Worcester, the sum of one thousand six 
hundred thirty-five dollars and fifty-eight cents. 

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

Approved April 6, 1914- 



Appropriations, 
maintenance of 
vocational 
agricultural 
schools. 



Chap.^00 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance 
OF vocational agricultural schools and depart- 
ments in certain high 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 meeting the commonwealth's 
proportion of the cost of maintaining vocational agricultural 
schools in certain towns and counties for the period prior to 
December first, nineteen hundred and thirteen, under the 
authority of sections eight, nine and ten of chapter four hun- 
dred and seventy-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and eleven, and of chapters five hundred and sixty-six and 
five hundred and eighty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and twelve, to wit : — 

To the town of Brimfield, the sum of two hundred seventy- 
one dollars and seventy-eight cents. 

To the county of Essex, the sum of three thousand sixty- 
nine dollars and thirty cents. 

To the county of I3ristol, the sum of two thousand four 
hundred eleven dollars and seventy-five cents. 

Section 2. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
])riated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for meeting the commonwealth's 
proportion of the cost of maintaining vocational agricultural 
departments in the high schools of certain towns for the 
period prior to December first, nineteen hundred and thirteen. 



Brimfield. 
Essex county. 
Bristol county. 



Vocational 
agricultural 
departments in 
certain high 
schools, 
maintenance. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 300. 257 

under the authority of sections eight, nine and ten of chapter 
four hundred and seventy-one of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and eleven, to wit : — 

To the town of Petersham, the sum of six hundred ninety- Petersham. 
eight dollars and ninety-eight cents. 

To the town of Hadle}', the sum of six hundred twenty-six Hadiey. 
dollars and sixty-seven cents. 

To the town of Northborough, the sum of nine hundred Northborough. 
thirty dollars. 

To the town of Harwich, the sum of six hundred seventy- Hanvich. 
six dollars and sixty-three cents. 

To the town of Easton, the sum of one thousand dollars. Easton. 

To the town of Ashfield, the sum of one hundred twenty- Ashfieid. 
nine dollars and thirty-three cents. 

To the town of Sutton, the sum of two hundred forty Sutton. 
dollars. 

To the town of Concord, the sum of one hundred sixty- Concord. 
seven dollars and fifty cents. 

Section 3. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Tuition of 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth puplilT' '^^ 
from the ordinary revenue, for meeting the commonwealth's 
proportion of the cost of tuition for non-resident pupils ad- 
mitted to the vocational agricultural schools and depart- 
ments in high schools of certain towns and cities and a certain 
county for the period prior to December first, nineteen hun- 
dred and thirteen, under the authority of section eight of 
chapter four hundred anjd seventy-one of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and eleven, to wit : — 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending Smith's 
agricultural school, Northampton, due the following towns 
and cities, to wit : — 

To the town of Chester, the sum of eighty-six dollars and Chester. 
eleven cents. 

To the town of Goshen, the sum of twenty-two dollars and Goshen, 
twenty-two cents. 

To the city of Holyoke, the sum of sixteen dollars and noiyoke. 
sixty-six cents. 

To the town of Medway, the sum of thirty-six dollars and Medway. 
eleven cents. 

To the town of Montgomery, the sum of fifty dollars. Montgomery. 

To the town of Natick, the sum of thirty-six dollars and Natick. 
eleven cents. 

To the town of Plainfield, the sum of one hundred dollars. Piainfieid. 

To the town of South Hadiey, the sum of fifty dollars. south Hadiey. 



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Springfield. 

Warwick. 

Williamsburg. 

Worthington. 



Middleborough. 



Holland. 

Sturbridge. 

Warren. 



Dana. 
Gardner. 



New Salem. 



Amherst. 



Berlin. 

Shrewsbury. 
Southborough. 

Westborough. 
Worcester. 



To the city of Springfield, the sum of twenty-two dollars 
and twenty-two cents. 

To the town of Warwick, the sum of fifty dollars. 

To the town of Williamsburg, the sum of fifty dollars. 

To the town of Worthington, the sum of fifty dollars. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the in- 
dependent agricultural school of Bristol county, due the 
following town, to wit: — 

.To the town of Middleborough, the sum of eleven dollars 
and eighty-five cents. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the voca- 
tional agricultural school at Brimfield, due the following 
towns, to wit : — 

To the town of Holland, the sum of sixteen dollars and 
twenty-five cents. 

To the town of Sturbridge, the sum of sixteen dollars and 
twenty-five cents. 

To the town of Warren, the sum of thirty-two dollars and 
fifty cents. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the voca- 
tional agricultural department at Petersham, due the follow- 
ing towns, to wit : — 

To the town of Dana, the sum of fifty dollars. 

To the town of Gardner, the sum of twenty-two dollars and 
fifty cents. 

To the town of New Salem, the sum of fifty dollars. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the voca- 
tional agricultural department at Hadley, due the following 
town, to wit : — 

To the town of Amherst, the sum of thirty dollars. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the voca- 
tional agricultural department at Northborough, due the 
following towns and city, to wit : — 

To the town of Berlin, the sum of two dollars and fifty 
cents. 

To the town of Shrewsbury, the sum of thirty-five dollars. 

To the town of Southborough, the sum of thirty-six dollars 
and twenty-five cents. 

To the town of Westborough, the sum of ten dollars. 

To the city of Worcester, the sum of fifty-six dollars and 
twenty-five cents. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the voca- 
tional agricultural department at Harwich, due the following 
towns, to wit : — 



Bedford. 
Lincoln. 
Acton. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 301. 259 

To the town of Chatham, the sum of forty-five dollars. Chatham. 

To the town of Orleans, the sum of ninety-five dollars. Orleans. 

To the town of Truro, the sum of fifty dollars. Truro. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the voca- 
tional agricultural department at Ashfield, due the following 
towns, to wit : — 

To the town of Buckland, the sum of twenty-six dollars. Buckiand. 

To the town of Cummington, the sum of thirteen dollars, cummington. 

To the town of Hawley, the sum of thirteen dollars. Hawiey. 

To the town of Plainfield, the sum of fifty-two dollars. piainfieid. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the voca- 
tional agricultural department at Concord, due the following 
towns, to wit : — 

To the town of Bedford, the sum of thirty-two dollars and 
fifty cents. 

To the town of Lincoln, the sum of thirty-two dollars and 
fifty cents. 

To the town of Acton, the sum of ninety-seven dollars and 
fifty cents. 

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

Approved April 6, 1914- 



An Act making appropriations for the reimburse- fhnj) qqi 

MENT OF EXPENDITURES FOR TUITION IN CERTAIN IN- 
DEPENDENT INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations. 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for meeting the commonwealth's 
proportion of the cost of tuition in independent industrial 
schools paid by certain cities and towns, under the authority 
of section seven of chapter four hundred and seventy-one 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, to wit : — 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the Boston Tuition, Boston 
evening industrial school during the school year nineteen fndSstnai 
hundred and eleven to nineteen hundred and twelve, also ^*'^°*'^- 
nineteen hundred and twelve to nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, due the following cities and towns, to wit : — 

To the town of Arlington, the sum of seventeen dollars Arlington. 
and forty cents. 

To the town of Brookline, the sum of thirty-four dollars Brookiine. 
and forty cents. 



260 

Cambridge. 

Chelsea. 

Everett. 

Maiden. 

Medford. 

Melrose. 

Monroe. 
Norwood. 

Raynham. 

Somerville. 

Stoneham. 

Watertown. 



Tuition, Boston 
trade school 
for girls. 



Arlington. 

Belmont. 

Beverly. 

Brookline. 

Cambridge. 

Canton. 

Chelsea. 

Dedham. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 301. 

To the city of Cambridge, the sum of eighty-seven dollars 
and seventy-five cents. 

To the city of Chels'ea, the sum of twenty-five dollars and 
twenty cents. 

To the city of Everett, the sum of ten dollars and seventy- 
five cents. 

To the city of Maiden, the sum of fifty dollars and ten 
cents. 

To the city of Medford, the sum of twenty-one dollars and 
thirty cents. 

To the city of Melrose, the sum of thirty-two dollars and 
twenty cents. 

To the town of Monroe, the sum of sixty-five cents. 

To the town of Norwood, the sum of six dollars and 
ninety cents. 

To the town of Raynham, the sum of five dollars and fifty 
cents. 

To the city of Somerville, the sum of twenty-six dollars 
and forty cents. 

To the town of Stoneham, the sum of twenty-nine dollars 
and forty cents. 

To the town of Watertown, the sum of twenty dollars and 
twenty cents. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the Boston 
trade school for girls during the school year nineteen hun- 
dred and eleven to nineteen hundred and twelve, also nine- 
teen hundred and twelve to nineteen hundred and thirteen, 
due the following cities and towns, to wit : — 

To the town of Arlington, the sum of thirteen dollars and 
fifty cents. 

To the town of Belmont, the sum of forty-four dollars and 
ten cents. 

To the city of Beverly, the sum of sixty-four dollars and 
fifty cents. 

To the town of Brookline, the sum of two hundred forty- 
one dollars and sixty-six cents. 

To the city of Cambridge, the sum of four hundred seventy- 
one dollars and two cents. 

To the town of Canton, the sum of thirty-six dollars and 
sixty cents. 

. To the city of Chelsea, the sum of nine dollars and eighty- 
seven cents. 

To the town of Dedham, the sum of one hundred forty- 
three dollars and fifty-five cents. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 301. 261 

To the town of Easton, the sum of sixty-five dollars and Gaston. 
seventy cents. 

To the city of Everett, the sum of two hundred sixty- Everett. 
eight dollars and eighty cents. 

To the town of Hudson, the sum of twenty-eight dollars Hudson. 
and five cents. 

To the city of Lynn, the sum of fifty-two dollars and ^^"°- 
eighty cents. 

To the city of Maiden, the sum of three hundred five Maiden. 
dollars and eighty-seven cents. 

To the town of Mansfield, the sum of four dollars and Mansfield. 
fifty cents. 

To the town of Medfield, the sum of sixteen dollars and ^edfieid. 
sixty-five cents. 

To the city of Medford, the sum of two hundred six dol- Bedford. 
lars and seventeen cents. 

To the city of IVIelrose, the sum of one hundred thirteen Melrose. 
dollars and eighty-five cents. 

To the town of Milton, the sum of one hundred twenty- Miiton. 
one dollars and thirty-three cents. 

To the town of Natick, the sum of one dollar and sixty Natick. 
cents. 

To the city of Quincy, the sum of one hundred two dollars Quincy. 
and eighty-one cents. 

To the town of Sharon, the sum of forty dollars and Sharon. 
ninety-five cents. 

To the city of Somerville, the sum of fifty-one dollars and somerviue. 
seventy-four cents. 

To the town of Stoneham, the sum of one hundred fifteen stoneham. 
dollars and fifty-seven cents. 

To the town of Stoughton, the sum of thirty-three dollars stoughton. 
and sixty cents. 

To the town of Watertown, the sum of fifty-nine dollars watertown. 
and twenty-five cents. 

To the town of Wellesley, the sum of fifty dollars and Weiiesiey. 
twenty-five cents. 

To the town of Winchester, the sum of fifty-four dollars Winchester. 
and thirty-two cents. 

To the town of Winthrop, the sum of one hundred thirty- winthrop. 
two dollars and forty-five cents. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the Boston Tuition, Boston 
continuation school of household arts during the school schoo" of ^°^ 
year nineteen hundred and twelve to nineteen hundred and I'ousehoid arts. 
thirteen, due the following cities and town, to wit : — 



262 



Acts, 1914< — Chap. 301. 



Arlington. 

Everett. 

Medford. 
Somerville. 



Tuition, Boston 
industrial 
Bchool for boys. 



Arlington. 

Chelsea. 

Easton. 

Maiden. 

Melrose. 

Reading. 

Winthrop. 



Tuition, Cam- 
bridge girls' 
trade school. 



Arlington. 



Tuition, Chic- 
opee evening 
industrial 
school. 



Holyoke. 

Tuition, 
Lawrence in- 
dustrial school. 



Andover. 
. Boxford. 
Haverhill. 



To the town of Arlington, the sum of thirty-eight dollars 
and eighty cents. 

To the city of Everett, the sum of fifteen dollars and 
eighty-seven cents. 

To the city of Medford, the sum of twenty dollars. 

To the city of Somerville, the sum of twenty-three dollars 
and eighty-seven cents. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the Boston 
industrial school for boys during the school year nineteen 
hundred and twelve to nineteen hundred and thirteen, due 
the following cities and towns, to wit : — 

To the town of Arlington, the sum of one hundred eleven 
dollars and twenty cents. 

To the city of Chelsea, the sum of thirty-seven dollars 
and twenty cents. 

To the town of Easton, the sum of one hundred eleven 
dollars and twenty cents. 

To the city of IMalden, the sum of sixty-six dollars and 
eighty cents. 

To the city of Melrose, the sum of two hundred four dol- 
lars. 

To the town of Reading, the sum of thirtj^'-one dollars and 
twenty cents. 

To the town of Winthrop, the sum of forty-four dollars 
and eighty cents. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the Cam- 
bridge girls' trade school during the school year nineteen 
hundred and twelve to nineteen hundred and thirteen, due 
the following town, to wit : — 

To the town of Arlington, the sum of nineteen dollars and 
fifty cents. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the Chicopee 
evening industrial school during the school year nineteen 
hundred and twelve to nineteen hundred and thirteen, due 
the following city, to wit : — 

To the city of Holyoke, the sum of ten dollars. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the Law- 
rence industrial school during the school year nineteen 
hundred and twelve to nineteen hundred and thirteen, due 
the following city and towns, to wit : — 

To the town of Andover, the sum of four hundred dollars. 

To the town of Boxford, the sum of twenty dollars. 

To the city of Haverhill, the sum of one thousand one 
hundred fifty-three dollars and seventy-five cents. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 301. 263 

To the town of North Andover, the sum of three hundred ^°'^^ Andover. 
seventy-one dollars and fifty-seven cents. 

To the town of Methuen, the sum of one thousand six Methuen. 
hundred ninety-eight dollars and seventy-five cents. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the Lowell t'i^^'^-^°^^^^ 
industrial school during the school year nineteen hundred school. 
and twelve to nineteen hundred and thirteen, due the follow- 
ing towns, to wit : — 

To the town of Acton, the sum of fifty dollars. Acton. 

To the town of Bedford, the sum of five hundred seven Bedford. 
dollars and fifty cents. 

To the town of Billerica, the sum of seven hundred seventy- BiUeriea. 
one dollars and eighty-eight cents. 

To the town of Burlington, the sum of one hundred dollars. Burlington. 

To the town of Carlisle, the sum of twenty-five dollars. Carlisle. 

To the town of Chelmsford, the sum of five hundred cheimsford. 
eighty-four dollars and thirty-eight cents. 

To the town of Concord, the sum of fifty-one dollars and Concord, 
twenty-five cents. 

To the town of Dracut, the sum of four hundred thirty Draout. 
dollars. 

To the town of Dunstable, the sum of twenty-five dollars. Dunstable. 

To the town of Tewksbury, the sum of three hundred Tewkshury. 
fifteen dollars. 

To the town of Tyngsborough, the sum of fifty-six dollars Tyngsborough. 
and twenty-five cents. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the New Tuition, New 
Bedford industrial school during the school year nineteen trial school. 
hundred and twelve to nineteen hundred and thirteen, due 
the following towns, to wit : — 

To the town of Acushnet, the sum of ninety-seven dollars Aeushnet. 
and fifty cents. 

To the town of Dartmouth, the sum of two hundred Dartmouth. 
seventy dollars. 

To the town of Fairhaven, the sum of two hundred sixty- Fairhaven. 
nine dollars and sixty cents. 

To the town of Freetown, the sum of eighty-two dollars Freetown. 
and fifty cents. 

To the town of Mattapoisett, the sum of three hundred Mattapoisett. 
eleven dollars and twenty cents. 

To the town of Rochester, the sum of one hundred fifty Rochester. 
dollars. 

To the town of Wareham, the sum of one hundred eighty- Wareham. 
seven dollars and fifty cents. 



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Acts, 1914. — Chap. 301. 



Westport. 



Tuition, 
Newton voca- 
tional school. 



Barnstable. 
Belmont. 

Bourne. 
Gloucester. 

Waltham. 
Watertown. 

Wellesley. 



Tuition, 

Smith's 

agricultural 

school and 

Northampton 

school of 

industries. 



Amherst. 

Cummington. 

Easthampton. 

Goahen. 

Hadley. 

Hatfield. 
Leverett. 

Orange. 

Plainfield. 

Rowe. 

Whately. 

Williamsburg. 



Tuition, 
Quincy day 
industrial 
school. 



To the town of Westport, the sum of three hundred fifty 
dollars. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the Newton 
vocational school during the school year nineteen hundred 
and twelve to nineteen hundred and thirteen, due the follow- 
ing cities and towns, to wit : — 

To the town of Barnstable, the sum of seventy-five dol- 
lars. 

To the town of Belmont, the sum of nine dollars and 
seventy-five cents. 

To the town of Bourne, the sum of seventy-five dollars. 

To the city of Gloucester, the sum of twenty-two dollars 
and fifty cents. 

To the city of Waltham, the sum of three hundred dollars. 

To the town of Watertown, the sum of one thousand two 
hundred fifteen dollars. 

To the town of Wellesley, the sum of twenty-four dollars 
and seventy-five cents. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the non- 
agricultural departments of Smith's agricultural school and 
Northampton school of industries during the school year 
nineteen hundred and twelve to nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, due the following towns, to wit : — 

To the town of Amherst, the sum of seventy-two dollars 
and twenty-two cents. 

To the town of Cummington, the sum of two hundred dol- 
lars. 

To the town of Easthampton, the sum of one hundred 
sixty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents. 

To the town of Goshen, the sum of seventy-two dollars 
and twenty-two cents. 

To the town of Hadlej^, the sum of thirty-eight dollars 
and eighty-nine cents. 

To the town of Hatfield, the sum of fifty dollars. 

To the town of Leverett, the sum of forty-four dollars and 
forty-four cents. 

To the town of Orange, the sum of fifty dollars. 

To the town of Plainfield, the sum of fifty dollars. 

To the town of Rowe, the sum of fifty dollars. 

To the town of Whately, the sum of one hundred dollars. 

To the town of Williamsburg, the sum of two hundred 
seventy-seven dollars and seventy-eight cents. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the Quincy 
day industrial school during the school year nineteen hun- 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 301. 265 

dred and twelve to nineteen hundred and thirteen, due 
the following city and towns, to wit : — 

To the town of Abington, the sum of thirty-seven dollars Abington. 
and fifty cents. 

To the city of Boston, the sum of thirty dollars. Boston. 

To the town of Braintrce, the sum of one hundred one Braintree. 
dollars and twenty-five cents. 

To the town of Cohasset, the sum of thirty-three dollars cohasset. 
and seventy-five cents. 

To the town of Rockland, the sum of twenty-six dollars Rockland. 
and twenty-five cents. 

To the town of Weymouth, the sum of ninety-seven dollars weymouth. 
and fifty cents. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the Quincy Tuition, 
evening industrial school during the school year nineteen i^dus'tnar*'"'"^ 
hundred and twelve to nineteen hundred and thirteen, due ^^^°°^- 
the following towns, to wit : — 

To the town of Braintree, the sum of thirty-one dollars Braintree. 
and fifty cents. 

To the town of Milton, the sum of seven dollars. Miiton. 

To the town of Weymouth, the sum of fifty-one dollars Weymouth. 
and nineteen cents. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the Somer- Tuition, 
ville vocational school for boys during the school year vocat[onaf 
nineteen hundred and twelve to nineteen hundred and ^''''°°' ^°'' ''°^^' 
thirteen, due the following city, to wit : — 

To the city of Medford, the sum of one hundred twenty- Medford. 
five dollars. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the Somer- Tuition, 
ville vocational school for girls during the school year nine- vocational 
teen hundred and eleven to nineteen hundred and twelve, ^^^°°^ ^""^ ^"''^" 
also nineteen hundred and twelve to nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, due the following cities, to wit : — 

To the city of Cambridge, the sum of sixty-one dollars and Cambridge. 
twenty-five cents. 

To the city of Everett, the sum of five dollars. Everett. 

To the city of Maiden, the sum of twelve dollars and fifty Maiden. 
cents. 

To the city of Medford, the sum of twenty-one dollars and Bedford, 
sixty-seven cents. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the Spring- Tuition, 
field vocational school during the school year nineteen vocatfo^f 
hundred and twelve to nineteen hundred and thirteen, due ^''^^°°^- 
the following town, to wit : — 



266 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 301. 



Wilbraham. 



Tuition, Water- 
town evening 
practical art 
classes. 



Arlington. 



Newton. 

Waltham. 

Tuition, 
Westfield 
industrial 
school. 



Granville. 

Russell. 

Southampton. 

Tuition, 
Worcester boys' 
trade school. 



Auburn. 
Berlin. 

Boylston. 

Charlton. 

Clinton. 

Holden. 

Lancaster. 

Leicester. 

Millbury. 

Northborough. 
Northbridge. 

Paxton. 



To the town of Wilbraham, the sum of forty-one dollars 
and twenty-five cents. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the Water- 
town evening practical art classes during the school year 
nineteen hundred and twelve to nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, due the following cities and town, to wit : — 

To the town of Arlington, the sum of seven dollars and 
eighty-eight cents. 

To the city of Newton, the sum of seven dollars. 

To the city of Waltham, the sum of twenty-one dollars. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the West- 
field industrial school during the school year nineteen hun- 
dred and twelve to nineteen hundred and thirteen, due the 
following towns, to wit : — 

To the town of Granville, the sum of forty dollars. 

To the town of Russell, the sum of twenty dollars. 

To the town of Southampton, the sum of fifty dollars. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the Worces- 
ter boys' trade school during the school year nineteen hun- 
dred and eleven to nineteen hundred and twelve, also nine- 
teen hundred and twelve to nineteen hundred and thirteen, 
due the following towns, to wit : — 

To the town of Auburn, the sum of ninety dollars. 

To the town of Berlin, the sum of sixty-seven dollars and 
fifty cents. 

To the town of Boylston, the sum of sixty-seven dollars 
and fifty cents. 

To the town of Charlton, the sum of two hundred thirteen 
dollars and seventy-four cents. 

To the town of Clinton, the sum of twenty-two dollars 
and fifty cents. 

To the town of Holden, the sum of two hundred two 
dollars and fifty cents. 

To the town of Lancaster, the sum of thirty dollars and 
fifty-four cents. 

To the town of Leicester, the sum of three hundred two 
dollars and fourteen cents. 

To the town of Millbury, the sum of four hundred two 
dollars and thirty-two cents. 

To the town of Northborough, the sum of ninety dollars. 

To the town of Northbridge, the sum of four hundred 
forty-nine dollars and forty-seven cents. 

To the town of Paxton, the sum of sixty-seven dollars and 
fifty cents. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 301. 267 

To the town of Shrewsbury, the sum of sixty-seven dollars Shrewsbury. 
and fifty cents. 

To the town of Southborough, the sum of sixty-seven southborough. 
dollars and fifty cents. 

To the town of Spencer, the sum of one hundred fifty-seven Spencer. 
dollars and fifty cents. 

To the town of Sterling, the sum of one hundred eighty- sterling. 
nine dollars and sixty cents. 

To the town of Sutton, the sum of ninety-one dollars and ^'^"°°- 
sixty cents. 

To the town of Upton, the sum of two hundred two dol- Upton. 
lars and forty-seven cents. 

To the town of Webster, the sum of twenty-two dollars Webster. 
and fifty cents. 

To the town of West Boylston, the sum of ninety dollars. West Boyiston. 

For one half of the tuition of pupils attending the Worces- Tuition, 
ter girls' trade school during the school year nineteen hun- trade school. 
dred and twelve to nineteen hundred and thirteen, due the 
following towns, to wit : — 

To the town of Auburn, the sum of sixty-seven dollars and ■^u'^u^'n- 
fifty cents. 

To the town of Berlin, the sum of sixty-seven dollars and ^erim. 
fifty cents. 

To the town of Boylston, the sum of nine dollars and boyiston. 
sixty-five cents. 

To the town of Charlton, the sum of sixty-seven dollars Chariton. 
and fifty cents. 

To the town of Grafton, the sum of sixty-seven dollars Grafton. 
and fifty cents. 

To the town of Holden, the sum of sixty-seven dollars Hoiden. 
and fifty cents. 

To the town of Millbury, the sum of one hundred thirty- Miiibury. 
five dollars. 

To the town of Northbridge, the sum of twenty-two dol- Northbridge. 
lars and fifty cents. 

To the town of Princeton, the sum of twenty-two dollars Princeton. 
and fifty cents. 

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

Approved April 6, 1914. 



268 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 302. 



Appropriations, 
maintenance 
of independent 
industrial 
scliools. 



Chap. 302 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance 
OF certain independent industrial schools for the 

PERIOD previous TO DECEMBER FIRST, NINETEEN HUN- 
DRED AND THIRTEEN. 

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 meeting the commonwealth's 
proportion of the cost of maintenance of independent in- 
dustrial schools for the period previous to December first, 
nineteen hundred and thirteen, in certain cities and towns, 
under the authority of chapter four hundred and seventy- 
one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, to 
wit: — 

To the city of Beverly, the sum of two thousand -eight 
hundred sixty dollars and ninety-three cents. 

To the city of Boston, the sum of forty-eight thousand 
four hundred eighteen dollars and eight cents. 

To the city of Cambridge, the sum of three thousand six 
hundred twenty dollars and twenty-two cents. 

To the city of Chicopee, the sum of one thousand seven 
hundred forty-four dollars and thirty-seven cents. 

To the city of Everett, the sum of one thousand three 
hundred seventy-six dollars and fifteen cents. 

To the city of Holyoke, the sum of nine hundred nine 
dollars and thirteen cents. 

To the city of Lawrence, the sum of three thousand two 
hundred thirteen dollars and twenty-seven cents. 

To the city of Lowell, the sum of eight thousand nine 
hundred seventy-six dollars and thirty-five cents. 

To the city of New Bedford, the sum of thirteen thousand 
eight hundred nineteen dollars and ninety-one cents. 

To the city of Newton, the sum of nineteen thousand four 
hundred seventy-one dollars and fifty-eight cents. 

To the town of North Attleborough, the sum of six hundred 
eighty-six dollars and ninety-one cents. 

To the city of Quincy, the sum of two thousand four hun- 
dred four dollars and ninety-eight cents. 

To the city of Somerville, the sum of six thousand nine 
hundred fifty-one dollars and fifty-four cents. 

To the city of Springfield, the sum of five thousand three 
hundred twenty dollars and thirty-eight cents. 



Beverly. 

Boston. 

Cambridge. 

Chicopee. 

Everett. 

Holyoke. 

Lawrence. 

Lowell. 

New Bedford. 

Newton. 



North 
Attleborough. 



Quincy. 

Somerville. 

Springfield. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 303, 304. 269 

To the city of Taunton, the sum of four hundred eighty- Taunton. 
seven dollars and sixty-eight cents. 

To the town of Westfield, the sum of two thousand five westfieid. 
hundred ninety-four dollars and twenty-three cents. 

To the city of Worcester, the sum of thirty-one thousand Worcester. 
fifty-seven dollars and forty-three cents. 

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

Approved April 6, 1914. 



An Act making an appropriation for the salaries and Chap. SOS 

EXPENSES OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE PORT OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The sum of eighty thousand dollars is hereby Directors of 
appropriated, to be paid out of the Port of Boston Fund, for Boston. ° 
the salaries and expenses of the directors of the port of Boston, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, as authorized by chapter 
six hundred and sixty-three of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and twelve. 

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

Approved April 6, 1914- 

An Act relative to the clearing of obstructions upon r^hruj qqa 

LANDS BORDERING UPON STATE HIGHWAYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Massachusetts highway commission, Removal of 
with the consent of the owner, is hereby authorized and and^sh°rubbery 



from lands 



upon 



directed to remove the limbs of trees and shrubbery from ^°^i^ 
lands bordering upon state highways when such limbs futhorlfld!'*^^ 
or shrubbery, in their opinion, obstruct the view of persons 
travelling upon the highway or make travelling thereon 
dangerous. In case the owner does not desire the ma- 
terial which has been so removed, the said commission may 
sell or otherwise dispose of the same, and if it is sold the 
amount so received shall be used toward defraying the 
expense of removing such material. 

Section 2. The said commission shall cause all debris Disposal of 
resulting from any cutting or trimming done along the state "^ "^' 
highways, under authority of this or of any other act, to be 
disposed of in such manner that it will not constitute a fire 
menace to adjoining property. Approved April 6, 1914- 



270 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 305, 306. 



Appropriations. 



C hap. S05 An Act making appropriations for deficiencies in 

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

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

For the pubhcation of the opinions of the attorney-general, 
the sum of seventy-four dollars and ninety-four cents. 

For a cumulative index of the acts and resolves, the sum 
of one hundred forty-eight dollars and twenty-four cents. 

For district attorneys' travel, the sum of five hundred 
thirty-four dollars and twenty-three cents. 

For expenses of the homestead commission, the sum of 
one hundred four dollars and three cents. 

For preserving the purity of inland waters, the sum of 
three hundred eleven dollars and sixty-six cents. 

For expenses of the Gardner state colony, the sum of one 
hundred fifty-five dollars and twelve cents. 

For expenses of the Worcester state hospital, the sum of 
two hundred fifty-five dollars and sixty-one cents. 

For expenses of the Northampton state hospital, the sum 
of twenty-nine hundred fifty-eight dollars and thirteen 
cents. 

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

Approved April 6, 1914- 



Opinions of 
attorney- 
general. 

Cumulative 
index. 

District 

attorneys' 

travel. 

Homestead 

commission, 

expenses. 

Purity of 
inland waters. 

Gardner state 
colony. 

Worcester 
state hospital. 

Northampton 
state hospital. 



Chap. 306 An Act making an appropriation for expenses of cer- 
tain litigation between the commonwealth and 
the haverhill gas light company. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred 
dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for 
the expenses of the litigation between the commonwealth 
and the Haverhill Gas Light Company, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for this pur- 



Appropriation, 
expenses of 
certain 
litigation. 



pose. 
Section 2. 



This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
Approved April 6, 1914' 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 307. 271 



An Act to incorporate the millington village im- Chap. 307 

PROVEMENT SOCIETY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Frances Ballard, Edwin A. Goodnow and ^^'/^gf"" 
Martha Ellis, their associates and successors, are hereby g™?™'^®™^'** 
made a corporation by the name of the Millington Village incorporated. 
Improvement Society, for the purpose of furthering the 
construction and aiding in the maintenance of general 
public improvements in the village of Millington, situated 
in the town of New Salem, with power to hold, maintain, 
improve and ornament any park, grove or other lands of 
which said corporation may become possessed by purchase, 
gift or otherwise, and for any other public objects for the 
improvement of said village, with all the powers and privi- 
leges and subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities 
set forth in all general laws, not inconsistent with this act, 
now or hereafter in force applicable to such corporations. 

Section 2. Said corporation shall consist of not less Membership. 
than twenty-five members. 

Section 3. The management and control of the property Trustees, 

inp. n .1 .. i«i_L*j^i 1 111 election, terms, 

and aiiairs oi said corporation, subject to its bjMaws, shall etc. 
be vested in a board of nine trustees who shall be elected, 
three each year, for the term of three years, except that at 
the first election three trustees shall be elected for one year, 
three for two years and three for three years. Said trustee 
shall elect annually from their number a president, treasurer 
and clerk who shall serve until their successors are elected 
and qualified. The treasurer shall give such bond as the 
trustees may direct. A vacancy in the board of trustees vacancy, 
from any cause may be filled at any regular or special meeting 
of the corporation, and a vacancy in the office of president, 
treasurer or clerk may be filled at any regular meeting of the 
trustees or at any special meeting, if due notice of such pro- 
posed election shall have been given. In the choice of 
members of the corporation and of the board of trustees or 
of the above named officers, no distinction shall be made on 
account of sex. 

Section 4. Said corporation may adopt such by-laws By-iaws. 
as it deems best for carrying out the purposes of its or- 
ganization, and said board of trustees may make such by- 
laws for its government as it sees fit, provided that the by- 
laws contain nothing inconsistent with the provisions of law 
or of this act. 



272 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 308. 



May purchase, 
etc., land for 
park purposes, 
etc. 



May receive 
gifts, grants, 
etc. 



Town niay 
appropriate 
money, etc. 



Treasurer to 
make annual 
report. 



Section 5. Said corporation may obtain by purchase, 
gift or otherwise, land in the town of New Salem, not exceed- 
ing one hundred acres in extent, and may hold, develop and 
administer the same for park and pleasure purposes, the 
public to have free access to such lands and parks under 
reasonable regulations approved by the selectmen of the 
town. 

Section 6. Said corporation may receive and hold for 
the purpose aforesaid any grants, gifts or bequests under 
such conditions and rules as may be prescribed in such grants, 
gifts and bequests, if not inconsistent with the provisions of 
law or of this act, and in the absence of conditions attached to 
any grant, gift or bequest, all funds so received shall be 
under the control of the trustees of said corporation, and all 
property of said corporation, whether real estate or personal 
property, not exceeding fifty thousand dollars in value, in 
addition to the one hundred acres of land before mentioned, 
shall be exempt from taxation so long as it is administered 
for the public purposes herein set forth. 

Section 7. The town of New Salem is hereby authorized 
to appropriate and pay money to said corporation for the 
general purposes thereof, or for any specific purposes which 
may be designated, and said corporation shall receive and 
use the same in accordance with this act and subject to the 
approval of the selectmen. 

Section 8. The treasurer of the corporation shall 
annually in the month of January file with the selectmen of 
the town a copy of his report showing the purposes for which 
such town appropriations were expended during the pre- 
ceding year. 

Section 9. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 6, 1914.. 



Chap.SOS An Act to authorize the town of falmouth to issue 
additional bonds or notes for the purpose of ex- 
tending its water system to sippewissett. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Falmouth, for the purpose of ex- 
tending its water system to and through that part of the 
town called Sippewissett, is hereby authorized to issue bonds 
or notes to an amount not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars 
in addition to the amounts heretofore authorized by chapter 



Town of 
Falmouth may 
issue bonds or 
notes for 
extension of 
water system. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 308. 273 

three hundred and thirty-one of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and two, as amended by chapter one hundred and 
twenty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
three, chapter three hundred and fifty-two of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and five, and chapter five hun- 
dred and ninety-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and twelve. 

Section 2. Bonds or notes issued under authority of pXwuth 
this act shall bear on their face the words. Town of Falmouth '^^ct'^i mT' 
Water Loan, Act of 1914, shall be payable by such annual 
payments, beginning not more than one year after the date 
thereof, as will extinguish each loan within thirty years 
from its date; and the amount of the annual payment of 
any loan in any year shall not be less than the amount of 
the principal of said loan payable in any subsequent year. 
Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a 
separate loan. Said bonds or notes shall bear interest at a 
rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually; and shall be signed by the treasurer 
of the town and countersigned by a majority of the water com- 
missioners. The town may sell the said securities at public 
or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may 
deem proper, but they shall not be sold for less than their 
par value, and the proceeds shall be used only for the purpose 
herein specified. 

Section 3. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in ac- 
cordance with section two of this act; and when a vote to 
that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the income 
derived from water rates, wdll be sufficient to pay the annual 
expense of operating its water works, and the interest as it 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid by the 
town, and to make such payments on the principal as may be 
required under the provisions of this act, shall, without 
further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the town an- 
nually thereafter, in the same manner in which other taxes 
are assessed, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is 
extinguished. 

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

Approved April 6, 1914. 



274 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 309, 310. 



Taking of fish 
in certain 
waters 
regulated. 



Proviso. 



Chap. 309 An Act to regulate the taking of fish in the waters 

OF HINGHAM tL^RBOR, WEYMOUTH BACK RIVER, HULL BAY 
AND ADJACENT WATERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1, No person shall set, draw, use, or attempt to 
set, draw, or use any net, seine, trap or other device for 
catching any fish by other than a naturally or artificially 
baited hook in Hingham harbor, Hull bay, Weymouth Back 
river, or in any cove, bay, inlet or tributary thereof: provided, 
that the selectmen of Hingham, Weymouth and Hull may, by 
joint action, grant permits for the purpose aforesaid within 
said waters, with such restrictions as, in their judgment, will 
prevent the same from constituting or causing a nuisance; 
and they may at any time revoke any such permit. The 
])rovisions of this act shall not prohibit the use of traps for 
the catching of lobsters. 

Section 2. Whoever violates the provisions of this act 
shall be punished, for a first offence, by a fine of not less than 
one hundred nor more than three hundred dollars, or by 
imprisonment for not less than six nor more than twelve 
months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and, for a 
second offence, by both such fine and imprisonment. 

Approved April 6, 1014- 



Penalties. 



Chap.ZlO An Act relative to duties of court officers in cases 

OF COMMITMENT OF PRISONERS ON CONVICTION OF FELONY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter two hundred and twenty of the Revised Laws is 
hereby amended by striking out section thirty-one and in- 
serting in place thereof the following new section: — Section 
SI. When a person is committed to the state prison, the 
Massachusetts reformatory, the reformatory for women or 
to any other public penal institution, on conviction of felony, 
the clerk of the court shall, without charge, transmit with 
the mittimus an attested copy of the complaint or indictment 
under which such person was convicted, and the names and 
addresses of the witnesses who testified for and against 
such person at the trial, together Math a record containing 
the names and addresses of the presiding judge, district 
attorney and of the attorney for the defendant. 

Approved April 6, 1914. 



R. L. 220, §31, 
amended. 



Cojjy of 
■ indictment, 
etc., and certain 
other informa- 
tion to be 
transmitted 
with mittimus. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 311. 275 



An Act rel.\tive to extending the date of eligibility Chap.Sll 

UNDER THE BURIAL ACT FOR THE WIVES AND WIDOWS OF 
VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follaws: 

Section 1. Section seventeen of chapter four hundred i^Jle'ndfci.^ ^^' 
and sixty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
nine is hereby amended by striking out the words "the 
year eighteen hundred and eighty", in the nineteenth hne, 
and inserting in phice thereof the words : — the twenty- 
seventh day of June in the year eighteen hundred and ninety, 
— so as to read as follows: — Section 17. The mayor of each Burial agents, 
city and the selectmen of each town or, in Boston, the powere,*dut'ics, 
soldiers' relief commissioner, shall designate a burial agent, ''*'*^- 
who shall not be one of the overseers of the poor or be em- 
ployed by them, and who shall, under regulations established 
by the commissioner of state aid, cause properly to be in- 
terred 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 war 
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 dependent mother, and the bodies of 
such army nurses as are entitled to state aid under section 
three of this act, if they die without sufficient means to 
defray funeral expenses; but no wife or widow 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 twenty-seventh day of June in the year eighteen hun- 
dred and ninety, and no wife or widow of any soldier, sailor 
or marine of the Spanish war unless she was 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 
knowledge of the burial agent, application may be made 
to him within thirty days after the date of the death, and if 
upon investigation he shall find that the deceased was within 
the provisions of this section and the rules of the commis- 
sioner of state aid, he may certify the same as provided in 
the following section. 

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

Approved April G, 1014- 



276 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 312, 313. 



Chap. 312 An Act kelative to the promotion of certain members 

OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sioyeesof SECTION 1. The mayor of the city of Worccster IS hereby 
depirtmlntof ^uthorized to appoint without further civil service examina- 
worcester may tiou thc poHcc patrol dfivcrs, pohcc ambulance drivers and 
a^ regular ^ poHcc ambulauce attendants now employed as such by 
the city as regular members of the police department, with 
the same standing as regular patrolmen in said department. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajyproved April 6, 1914- 



members, etc. 



Chap. SIS An Act to establish the duxbury fire and water 

DISTRICT AND TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLYING THE SAME WITH 
WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

fnd'waTer^'''" Section 1. Thc inhabitants of the town of Duxbury 
StlbiTshed. liable to taxation in said town and residing within the terri- 
tory enclosed by the following boundary lines, to wit : — 
Beginning at a stake in the southerly line of West street near 
the house of Emma M. Brownrigg and distant ninety-seven 
and thirty-seven hundredths feet from the southwesterly 
corner of the stone foundation of the house of Samuel E. 
Hathaway, measured south eighty and one half degrees 
west, thence northerly in a straight line to the northwesterly 
corner of the land of Doctor Samuel H. Durgin; thence 
continuing the same course to the boundary line between 
Duxbury and Marslifield; thence running easterly by said 
boundary line to a point six hundred feet distant westerly 
from the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad 
tracks; thence running southerly by a line parallel with 
and six hundred feet distant from said railroad tracks to the 
Mill brook, so-called; thence running by the southerly side 
of said Mill brook, sometimes called Duck Hill river, easterly 
to Duxbury bay; thence running by the shore of Duxbury 
bay, easterly, southwesterly and southerly to a point on the 
Standish shore; thence by a straight line which passes 
through the southwesterly corner bound of land which 
Edgar H. Thompson purchased of Katharine A. Mulcahy 
northwesterly to the Myles Standish monument; thence in 
a straight line to a state highway bound on the southerly 



water sources, 
etc. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 313. 277 

side of Tobey Garden street at its junction with Tremont 
street; thence by a straight Hne to the westerly corner of 
Mayflower cemetery; thence by a straight Hne northerly 
to the point of beginning, shall constitute a fire and water 
district, and are hereby made a body corporate, by the 
name of the Duxbury Fire and Water District, for the pur- 
pose of supplying themselves with water for the extinguish- 
ment of fires and for domestic and other purposes, with 
power to establish fountains and hydrants, and to relocate 
and discontinue the same; to regulate the use of such water 
and to fix and collect rates to be paid therefor, and to take, 
or acquire by lease, purchase or otherwise, and to hold 
property, lands, rights of way and easements for the pur- 
poses mentioned in this act, and to prosecute and defend in all 
actions relating to the property and affairs of the district. 

Section 2. Said fire and water district, for the purposes May take lands, 
aforesaid, may take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and 
hold the waters of any pond or stream or of any ground 
sources of supply by means of driven, artesian or other wells 
within the limits of the town of Duxbury, and the water 
rights connected with any such sources, and may also take, 
or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold all lands, 
rights of way and easements necessary for collecting, storing, 
holding, purifying and preserving the purity of the water 
and for conveying the same to any part of said district: 
provided, however, that no source of water supply and no Proviso, 
lands necessary for preserving the quality of such water, 
shall be taken or used without first obtaining the advice and 
approval of the state board of health, and that the location 
of all dams, reservoirs and wells to be used as sources of 
water supply under this act shall be subject to the approval of 
said board. Said district may construct on the lands acquired ^r^^uctures, lay 
and held under the provisions of this act, proper dams, p'pes. etc. 
reservoirs, standpipes, tanks, buildings, fixtures and other 
structures, and may make excavations, procure and operate 
machinery and provide such other means and appliances, 
and do such other things as may be necessary for the estab- 
lishment and maintenance of complete and effective water 
works; and for that purpose may construct wells and reser- 
voirs and establish pumping works, and may construct, 
lay and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other 
works under or over any land, water courses, railroads, 
railways and public or other ways, and along such ways in 
the town of Duxbury, in such manner as not unnecessarily 



278 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 313. 



Taking of 
lands, etc., to 
be recorded, 
etc. 



Damages. 



to obstruct the same; and for the purpose of constructing, 
laying, maintaining, operating and repairing such conduits, 
pipes, and other works, and for all proper purposes of this 
act, said district may dig up or raise and embank any such 
lands, highways or other ways in such manner as to cause 
the least hindrance to public travel on such ways; and all 
things done upon any such way shall be subject to the direc- 
tion of the selectmen of the town of Duxbury. 

Section 3. Said fire and water district shall, within 
ninety days after the taking of any lands, rights of way, 
water rights, water sources or easements under the provi- 
sions of this act, file and cause to be recorded in the registry 
of deeds for the county of Plymouth a description thereof 
sufficiently accurate for identification, with a statement of 
the purpose for which the same were taken, signed by the 
water commissioners hereinafter provided for. The title to 
all land taken, purchased or acquired in any way under the 
provisions of this act shall vest in said Duxbury Fire and 
Water District, and the land so taken may be managed, 
improved and controlled by the board of water commis- 
sioners hereinafter provided for, in such manner as they 
shall deem for the best interest of said district. 

Section 4. Said district shall pay all damages to property 
sustained by any person or corporation by the taking of any 
land, right of way, water, water source, water right or ease- 
ment, or by anything done by said district under authority 
of this act. Any person or corporation sustaining damages 
as aforesaid, and failing to agree with said district as to the 
amount thereof, may have the same determined in the manner 
provided by law in the case of land taken for the laying out 
of highways, on application at any time within the period of 
two years after the taking of such land or other property 
or the doing of other injury under authority of this act; but 
no such application shall be made after the expiration of the 
said two years. No assessment of damages shall be made 
for the taking of any water, water right, or for any injury 
thereto, and the said period of two years shall not begin to 
run, until the water is actually withdrawn or diverted by 
said district under authority of this act. Said district may 
by vote, from time to time, determine what amount or 
quantity of water it proposes to take and appropriate under 
this act; in which case any damages caused by such taking 
shall be based upon such amount or quantity until the same 
shall be increased by vote or otherwise, and in such event 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 313. 279 

said district shall be further liable only for the additional 
damages caused by such additional taking. 

Section 5. Said district, for the purpose of paying the DuxburyFire 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under the pro- Diatricf Loan, 
visions of this act, may issue from time to time bonds or ^'^*' °^ ^^'"*- 
notes to an amount not exceeding one hundred and ten 
thousand dollars. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their 
face the words, Duxbury Fire and Water District Loan, Act 
of 1914; shall be payable by such annual payments as will 
extinguish each loan within thirty years from its date; shall 
bear interest, payable semi-annually, at a rate not exceeding 
five per cent per annum; and shall be signed by the treas- 
urer of the district and countersigned by the chairman of 
the water commissioners hereinafter provided for. Each 
authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate 
loan, and the amount payable in any year for principal shall 
not be less than the amount of principal payable in any 
subsequent year. Said district may sell the said securities 
at public or private sale, for the purposes of this act, upon 
such terms and conditions as it may deem proper; but 
they shall not be sold for less than their par value. Said 
bonds shall be exempt from taxation. 

Section G. Said district shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan, provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
payments as will extinguish the same within the time pre- 
scribed by this act; and when a vote to that effect has been 
passed a sum which, with the income derived from water 
rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual expense of operating 
its water works and the interest as it accrues on the bonds or 
notes issued as aforesaid, and to make such payments on the 
principal as may be required under the provisions of this 
act, shall without further vote be raised annually by tax- 
ation in the manner hereinafter provided. 

Section 7. Whenever a tax is duly voted bj'^ said dis- Assessment and 
trict for the purpose of this act, the clerk of the district shall ta"w.' 
send a certified copy of the vote to the assessors of the town 
of Duxbury, who shall proceed within thirty daj'^s thereafter 
to assess the same in the same manner in which town taxes 
are required by law to be assessed. The assessment shall 
be committed to the town collector, who shall collect said 
tax in the manner provided by law for the collection of town 
taxes, and shall deposit the proceeds thereof with the district 
treasurer for the use and benefit of said district. Said district 
may collect overdue interest on taxes in the manner in which 



eetioii of 



280 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 313. 



Proviso. 



First meeting. 



Water com- 
missioners, 
election, terms, 
etc. 



Treasurer, ap- 
pointment, etc. 



Quorum. 
Vacancy. 



Water rates, 
etc. 



interest is authorized to be collected on town taxes: provided, 
that the district at the time of voting to raise the tax shall so 
determine and shall also fix a time for the payment thereof. 

Section 8. The first meeting of said district shall be 
called on petition of ten or more legal voters therein, by 
a warrant from the selectmen of the town of Duxbury, or 
from a justice of the peace, directed to one of the petitioners, 
requiring him to give notice of the meeting by posting copies 
of the warrant in two or more public places in the district 
seven days at least before the time of the meeting. One of 
the petitioners shall preside at the meeting until a clerk is 
chosen and sworn, and the clerk shall preside until a modera- 
tor is chosen. After the choice of a moderator, the question 
of the acceptance of this act shall be submitted to the voters, 
and if it shall be accepted by a majority vote of the voters 
present and voting thereon it shall take effect, and the meet- 
ing may then proceed to act on the other articles contained 
in the warrant. 

Section 9. The Duxbury Fire and Water District shall, 
after the acceptance of this act as aforesaid, elect by ballot 
three persons to hold office, one until the expiration of three 
years, one until the expiration of tW' o years and one until the 
expiration of one j'car from the next succeeding annual dis- 
trict meeting, to constitute a board of water commissioners; 
and at every annual meeting thereafter one such commis- 
sioner shall be elected by ballot for the term of three years. 
All the authority granted to said district by this act and not 
otherwise specifically provided for shall be vested in said 
board of w^ater commissioners, w^ho shall be subject, how- 
ever, to such instructions, rules and regulations as the district 
may impose by its vote. Said commissioners shall appoint 
a treasurer of the district, who may be one of their number, 
who shall give bonds to the district to such an amount 
and with such sureties as may be approved by the commis- 
sioners. A majority of the commissioners shall constitute 
a quorum for the transaction of business. Any vacancy oc- 
curring in said board from any cause may be filled for the 
remainder of the unexpired term by said fire district at any 
legal meeting called for the purpose. No money shall be 
drawn from the district treasury on account of the water 
%vorks except by a written order of said commissioners or a 
majority of them. 

Section 10. Said commissioners shall fix just and 
equitable prices and rates for the use of water, and shall 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 313. 281 

prescribe the time and manner of payment. The income of 
the water works shall be used to defray all operating expenses, 
interest charges and payments on principal as they accrue 
upon any bonds or notes issued under authority of this act. 
If there should be a net surplus remaining after providing for 
the aforesaid charges, it shall be used for such new construc- 
tion as the water commissioners may determine upon, and 
in case a surplus should remain after payment for such new 
construction the water rates shall be reduced proportionately. 
No money shall be expended in new construction by the New con- 
water commissioners except from the net surplus aforesaid, ^*''"'=*'°°- 
unless the district appropriates and provides money therefor. 
Said commissioners shall annually, and as often as the dis- Annual report, 
trict may require, render a report upon the condition of the 
works under their charge and an account of their doings, in- 
cluding an account of receipts and expenditures. 

Section 11. Said district may adopt by-laws prescribing By-iaws.etc. 
by whom and how meetings may be called and notified; and, 
upon the application of ten or more legal voters in the dis- 
trict, meetings may also be called by warrant as provided in 
section eight. Said district ma.y also choose such other 
officers, not provided for in this act, as it may deem necessary 
or proper. 

Section 12. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- Penalty for 
lutes or diverts any water obtained or supplied under this water^etc? 
act, or wilfully or wantonly injures any reservoir, stand- 
pipe, aqueduct, pipe or other property owned or used by 
said district for the purposes of this act shall forfeit and 
pay to the district three times the amount of damages 
assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort; and 
upon conviction of any of the above acts shall be punished 
by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or by imprison- 
ment in jail for a term not exceeding six months. 

Section 13. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Time of taking 
by a majority vote of the voters of said district present and 
voting thereon by ballot at a district meeting called in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of section eight, within three 
years after the passage of this act, and may be voted on at 
as many meetings as may be called: provided, Jioivever, that Proviso. 
not more than three meetings for the purpose of accept- 
ance of this act shall be held in any one year; but this act 
shall become void unless said district shall begin to distribute 
water to consumers within three years after the acceptance 
of the act as aforesaid. Ayyroved April 6, 1914' 



282 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 314, 315, 316. 



Chap. S14 An Act relative to the water commissioner of the 

CITY OF CHELSEA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

mfsslonero'f Section 1. The officc of water commissioner of the city 

Sfjccr to civil ^^ Chelsea shall be subject to the civil service laws and 
service laws, regulations. 

Act to be sub- Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
S^stafedect^on^ ^^^ city of Cliclsea at the next annual state election in the 
form of the following question to be placed upon the official 
ballot: — "Shall chapter of the acts passed by 

the general court in the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, 
making the water commissioner of the city of Chelsea subject 
to the civil service laws and regulations, be accepted?" and 
this act shall take effect if accepted by a majority of the 
voters voting thereon. Approved April 6, 1914- 



Chap.S15 An Act relative to the agent of the board of regis- 
tration in pharmacy. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

of"regisfmt?on'^ Section 1. Tlic board of registration in pharmacy 
in pharmacy, shall appoiut an agent whose duty shall be to inspect the 

appointment, ^^,.,*'. ., "^ ,, , , 

etc. drug stores doing busmess in the commonwealth and to make 

a daily report of his doings pertaining thereto, and to report 
all violations of the laws relating to pharmacy. He shall 
receive an annual salary of seventeen hundred and fifty 
dollars, with his travelling expenses. 

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

Approved April 6, 191 4. 

Chap. S16 An Act to prohibit the charging of fees for certifi- 
cates RELATING TO MINORS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Cortnin certifi- Section 1. It shall bc unlawful for any city or town 

cates relating to fr»'i i e p -n 

minors to bo clcrk or othcr official to charge any fee for a certificate re- 
issued without . , , p ^ • 1 p • 1 

fee. lating to the age or place of birth oi any minor or to any other 

fact sought to be established in relation to school attendance, 
but such certificates shall be issued, upon request, by any 
city or town clerk. 

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

Approved April 6, 1914- 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 317, 318, 319. 283 



An Act to authorize municipalities to borrow money (Jhav-^Vl 

FOR THE construction OF HIGHWAYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Clause (8) of section five of chapter seven 1913, 719, § 5, 
hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hun- amended.' 
dred and thirteen is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "pavement", in the first line, the words: — or other 
road material, — so as to read as follows: — (8) For macadam 
pavement or other road material under specifications ap- 
proved by the Massachusetts highway commission, five years. 

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

Approved April 7, 1914- 



An Act relative to levy upon land situated in dif- Chap. 318 

FERENT counties. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . Section forty-six of chapter one hundred and ^^^nd^d! ^ *^' 
seventy-eight of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by in- 
serting after the word "redemption", in the first line, the 
words: — or a levy by set-off or sale, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section Jfi. A levy upon a right of redemption, or Levy on right 
a levy by set-off or sale, of land in difl'erent counties mav be of landhi d°f- 
made by an officer of any of such counties. " f"*^"* '°"°*'^^'- 

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

Approved April 7, 1914- 

An Act to authorize the town of cummington to sup- nhn^ 319 

PLY ITSELF WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Cummington may supply itself TownofCum- 

,..,,. . , PI . * . , ' "^ „ nungton may 

and its inhabitants with water tor the extinguishment 01 supply itself 
fires and for domestic, and other purposes; may establish ^' 
fountains and hydrants, and relocate or discontinue the same, 
and may regulate the use of the water and fix and collect 
rates to be paid therefor. 

Section 2, The said town may obtain its water supply May take 
by means of driven, artesian or other wells, or may take, or iourcesT'ete' 
acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold the water of any 
pond, stream or spring, or artesian or driven well, within the 



284 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 319. 



Proviso. 



May erect 
structures, lay 
pipes, etc. 



Description of 
land, etc., taken 
to be recorded, 
etc. 



limits of the town, and the water rights connected with any 
such water sources, and also all lands, rights of way and 
easements necessary for holding and preserving the water 
and for convejdng the same to any part of the town: yro- 
mded, 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 obtaining the ad^dce and 
approval of the state board of health. Said town may also 
erect on the land taken or held as aforesaid proper dams, 
buildings, reservoirs, standpipes, tanks and other structures 
and may make excavations, procure and operate machinery 
and provide such other means and appUances as may be 
necessary for the establishment and maintenance of complete 
and effective water works; and may construct and lay con- 
duits, pipes and other works under or on any lands, water 
courses, railroads, railways or public or private ways, and 
along any such ways, in such manner as not unnecessarily 
to obstruct the same; and for the purpose of constructing, 
maintaining and repairing such conduits, pipes and other 
works and for all proper purposes of this act the town may 
dig up any lands or ways in such manner as to cause the least 
hindrance to public travel on such ways. The town shall 
not enter upon, or construct or lay any conduits, pipes or 
other works within, the location of any railroad corporation 
except at such times and in such manner as it may agree 
upon with such corporation, or, in case of failure to agree, 
as may be approved by the public service commission. 

Section 3. The town shall, within ninety days after the 
taking of any land, rights of way, water rights, water sources 
or easements as aforesaid, file and cause to be recorded in 
the registry of deeds for the county and district within which 
such land or other property is situated, a description thereof 
sufficiently 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. The town shall pay all damages to property 
sustained by any person or corporation by the taking of any 
land, right of way, water, water source, water right or ease- 
ment, or by any other thing done by the town under authority 
of this act. Any person or corporation sustaining damages 
as aforesaid and failing to agree with the town as to the 
amount thereof, may have the same determined in the man- 
ner provided by law in the case of land taken for laying out 
highways, on application at any time within the period of 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 319. 285 

two years after the taking of such land or other property 
or the doing of other injury under authority of this act; but 
no assessments of damages shall be made for the taking of 
any water or water right, or for any injury thereto, and the 
said period of two years shall not begin until the water is 
actually withdrawn or diverted by said town under the 
authority of this act. 

Section 5. The said town may, for the purpose of pa}-- Town may raise 
ing the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under the giFt^etc!*''*""''^ 
provisions of this act, raise money by taxation and accept 
gifts of money from any person or persons. 

Section 6. The town may contract with any person or May acquire 

, • 1 1 * J. J. " A. and hold 

corporation, and may purchase any interest in any property interest in 
which may be deemed necessary to carry out the provisions contracftoljU 
of this act, and may hold such interest and property and may °!it^h^appr*ovki 
contract to buy or sell water with any adjoining town or of state board 
any company serving such town, with the approval of the 
state board of health. 

Section 7. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- ^oii'^fe'jf°Jf 
lutes or diverts any water taken or held by said town under water, etc. 
authority of tliis act, or destroys or injures any structure, 
work or other property owned, held or used by the town 
under the authority and for the purposes of this act shall 
forfeit and pay to the town three times the amount of dam- 
ages assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort; 
and upon conviction of any of the said wilful or wanton acts 
shall be punished by a fine not exceeding three hundred dol- 
lars or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year. 

Section 8. The town shall, a.fter its acceptance of this water com- 
act, at a town meeting called for the purpose, elect by ballot dection!term8, 
three persons to hold office, one for three years, one for two ^*'*'- 
years and one for one year from the next succeeding annual 
town meeting, to constitute a board of water commissioners; 
and at every annual town meeting thereafter one water com- 
missioner 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 town may 
impose by its vote. A majority of said commissioners shall Quorum, 
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any vacancy. 
vacancy occurring in the board from any cause may be filled 
for the remainder of the unexpired term by the town at any 
town meeting called for the purpose. 



286 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 320, 321. 

Scet.°* *'*'''°^ Section 9. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the voters present and voting thereon by 
ballot at any annual town meeting of the town of Cumming- 
ton held within three years after its passage, or by a two thirds 
vote at any special meeting called for the purpose within that 
time, at which special meeting a majority of the voters shall 
be present and voting; but the number of special meetings 
so called in any one year shall not exceed two. So far as it 
relates to acceptance by the said town this act shall take 
effect upon its passage. Apyroved April 8, 1014- 

Chap. S20 An Act relative to the election of officers and elec- 
tive COMMITTEES OF FRATERNAL BENEFICIARY SOCIETIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

imendld.^ *^' SECTION 1. Paragraph g of scctioii twclvc of chapter six 
hundred and twenty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and eleven, is hereby amended by adding at the 

Certain officers end tlicrcof tlic words: — The constitution or by-laws may 

and members mji rr» iij- i Cii* 

may be, ex prcscriDe tlic omccrs and elective members or standnig com- 
rcctora, etc. inittccs who may be ex officiis directors or other officers 
corresponding thereto. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 8, 1914- 

Chap. S21 An Act to authorize the city of beverly to incur in- 
debtedness FOR THE improvement OF ITS HARBOR AND 
SHORES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

niay Tncur In-^^ SECTION 1. The city of Bcverly, for the purpose of con- 
harbor'im- ^""^ structing a public wharf, and a bulkhead to afford a dump- 
provements, Jng place for dredge spoil, all within the territorial limits of 
Beverly, and all as described in the report of William T. 
Rossell, chief of engineers. United States army, under date 
of September third in the year nineteen hundred and thir- 
teen, found in house document number two hundred and 
twenty, of the first session of the sixty-third congress of the 
United States of America, said report being modified in 
accordance with suggestions made in the report of Edward 
Burr, acting chief of engineers, found in rivers and harbors 
committee document number eight, sixty-third congress, 
second session, or else within such limits or in such manner 
as the board of harbor and land commissioners of this com- 



etc 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 321. 287 

monwealth may approve, is hereby authorized to acquire, 
by gift or purchase, or to take in fee by right of eminent 
domain, such fiats and otlicr land or real estate within the 
territorial limits of said city as may, in the discretion of the 
city, be necessary or desirable therefor, whether or not such 
flats are owned or held as appurtenant to any upland bor- 
dering on the harbor. The said public wharf shall be con- 
trolled and managed by the city of Beverly. 

Section 2. Within sixty days after the final passage of 1°^^ tK'to^ 
an order of said city providing for the taking of any land or ';''' recorded, 
interest therein under the provisions of this act, the city shall 
file and cause to be recorded in the southern district registry 
of deeds for the county of Essex, a description thereof suffi- 
ciently accurate for identification, and a statement of the 
purpose for which it was taken, which shall be signed by the 
mayor and a majority of the board of aldermen. The filing 
of such description and statement shall constitute a taking 
in fee by the city of Beverly. 

Section 3. The said city may agree with any person or Damages. 
corporation sustaining damages to his or its property by 
such taking as to the amount thereof, and the city shall pay 
the same; but if they are unable to agree, the damages shall, 
on petition of the person or corporation whose land is taken, 
- or on the petition of the city, filed in the superior court within 
two years after the filing of such description of taking, be 
determined by a jury in the manner provided for determining 
damages sustained in the taking of land for laying out high- 
ways. 

Section 4. For the above purposes and for the purpose city of Beverly 
of any dredging or other work that may be considered neces- Act^lTml'^' 
sary or desirable by the said city for the work described in 
section one, the city of Beverly may borrow a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, and may issue therefor 
from time to time bonds or notes. Such bonds or notes shall 
be denominated on the face thereof. City of Beverly, Har- 
bor Loan, Act of 1914, shall be signed by the treasurer and 
countersigned by the mayor and auditor of the city, shall 
bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one half per 
cent per annum, payable semi-annually, and shall be pay- 
able by such annual payments, beginning not more than 
one year after the date of each loan, as will extinguish each 
loan v/ithin ten years from its date. The amount of such 
annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be less 



288 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 322, 323. 



Town of Savoy 
may issue notes 
to refund 
certain in- 
debtedness. 



than the amount of the principal of said loan payable in 
any subsequent year. Each authorized issue shall consti- 
tute a separate loan. The city may sell the said bonds or 
notes at public or private sale, upon such terms and condi- 
tions as it may deem proper, but they shall not be sold for 
less than their par value, and the proceeds shall be used only 
for the purposes herein specified. 

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

Ajjproved April 8, 1914' 

C hap. S22 An Act to authorize the town of savoy to refund 

CERTAIN INDEBTEDNESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Savoy, for the purpose of re- 
funding two thousand dollars, represented by a note given 
in anticipation of taxes, is hereby authorized to incur in- 
debtedness to that amount and to issue notes of the town 
therefor. The notes shall be payable by such annual pay- 
ments, beginning not more than one year after the date of 
the note first issued, as will extinguish the whole loan within 
ten years after the date of the note first issued, and the 
amount of such annual payment in any year shall not be 
less than the amount of the principal payable in any subse- 
quent year. The notes shall bear interest at a rate not ex- 
ceeding five per cent per annum, payable semi-annually, and 
the amount required to pay the interest and the principal 
maturing each year shall be raised by taxation and shall, 
without further action by the town, be assessed annually by 
the assessors in the same manner in which other taxes are 
assessed, until the whole debt is extinguished. 

Section 2. The treasurer of the town of Savoy, with 
the approval of the selectmen, is hereby authorized to incur 
indebtedness in behalf of the town under the provisions of 
this act and to issue notes of the town therefor. 

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

Approved April 8, 1914. 

Chav. S2S ^^ ^^'^ relative to the settlements of patients who 

are inmates of institutions. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Certain time Section 1. lu determining the settlement of a person 

not to be reck- i. ii ' _l e j. j. j_* u 

oned in deter- who IS or has bccu au mmatc or a state sanatorium or nos- 

mining settle- 



Duties of town 
treasurer. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 324. 289 

pital or other state institution, the time during which he pents^f^^ 
was in the institution, or during which he was in any manner institutions. 
under the care or direction of such institution or of any 
officer connected therewith, shall not be reckoned in deter- 
mining the length of his residence in the city or town in which 
such institution is situated. 

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

Approved April 8, 1914- 

An Act relative to the use of the income from the Chap. 324: 

WATER SYSTEM OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and twenty-seven of f^^-^ded.^ ^' 
the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight is 
hereby amended by striking out section one and inserting 
in place thereof the following new section: — Sectio7i 1 . ^^^^f°^J^ 
The income received each year by the city of Boston from ^°;^;^^f ^J^^ 
its water works shall be applied after the first day of Febru- of Boston. 
ary of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen to meet'-the 
expenses incurred for maintenance of its water works, in- 
cluding the operation, extension, improvement and renewal 
of said works, to meet the assessment apportioned to said 
city under chapter four hundred and eighty-eight of the acts 
of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-five, and acts in 
amendment thereof and in addition thereto, and to meet 
the interest and sinking fund requirements of the loans and 
the principal of maturing serial loans issued for said works, 
and the balance, if any, shall be used to meet interest and 
sinking fund requirements or serial loan payments on any 
debt of the city of Boston. If such income in any year shall 
not be sufficient for said payments, the balance required 
therefor shall be raised by taxation or by loan as the city 
may determine, and the city is hereby authorized to assess 
such taxes and make such loans without further authority 
from the general court. 

Section 2. Said chapter four hundred and twenty-seven isqs, 427. § 2, 
is hereby further amended by striking out section two and ^ 
inserting in place thereof the following new section : — 
Section 2. All sums received by said city for the taking of ^ telnvesTed 
any part of its water works under the provisions of said 3;^^^°^^'''' 
chapter prior to the first day of February, nineteen hundred sinking funds. 
and thirteen, shall, until otherwise authorized by the gen- 
eral court, be invested by the commissioners of sinking funds, 



290 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 325. 

so far as may be practicable, in securities issued from time 
to time by said city, and the balance in other securities, and 
be held and managed by said sinking funds commissioners 
as a separate fund, and the interest received from said fund 
shall, so far as it may be required, be paid to the treasurer 
of the city and used to meet the balance, if any, required for 
the purposes to which the income from the water works of 
the city may be apphed under section one of this act; and 
if in any year the total income from said fund shall exceed 
the amount required to be so used, the excess shall be added 
to the capital of said fund. 

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

Aypromd April 8, 1914- 

Chap. 326 An Act relative to establishments for the ]vla.nufac- 

TURE OF SAUSAGES OR CHOPPED MEAT OR FOR THE BREAK- 
ING OR CANNING OF EGGS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Establishments Section 1. Thc propHctor of every establishment for 

for manufacture „ i i i_ e i*i 

of sausages, the mauufacturc oi sausages or chopped meat oi any kmd, 
etc.; of eggs'^to^' or for tlic breaking or canning of eggs, shall apply for a license 
be licensed. ^^ ^j^^ mayor and aldermen of the city, the selectmen of 
the town, or, in a town having a population of more than 
five thousand, to the board of health, in which such estab- 
Ushment is situated. The application shall be in writing, 
signed and SAVorn to by one or more of the owners or by one 
or more of the persons carrying on such business, or, if a cor- 
poration, by some authorized officer thereof, shall state the 
name and address of all the owners or persons carrying on 
said business, the situation of the establishment in which it 
is to be conducted and the nature of the products thereof 
License may be to bc sold or uscd for food. The board of health of a city 

revoked, etc. , tip iiilj.* 

or town may make and enlorce such rules and regulations 
as it deems necessary for the conduct of all estabhshments 
mentioned in this act, and the license therefor may be re- 
voked for any violation of such rules and regulations after 
notice to the licensee and a hearing before said board. 
Penalty. Section 2. \Mioever carries on an establishment for the 

manufacture of sausages or chopped meat of any kind, or 
for the breaking or canning of eggs without a license as pro- 
vided herein shall be punished by fine or imprisonment at 
the discretion of the court. Approved April 8, 1914- 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 326, 327. 291 



An Act to establish the salaries of the district at- Cha7}.S2Q 

TORNEY AND ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF THE SOUTH- 
EASTERN district. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The salary of the district attorney of the District at- 
southeastern district shall be three thousand dollars a year. esSbHsted!'^*' 

Section 2. The salary of the assistant district attorney Assistant, 
of the southeastern district shall be two thousand dollars a esubUshed. 
year. 

Section 3. So much of any act as is inconsistent herewith Repeal, 
is hereby repealed. 

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

Approved April 8, 1914' 

An Act to confirm the incorporation of the lawrence /^/,^„ 007 

CITY mission. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1. The action of George Packard, Andrew incorporation 
Sharpe, E. M. Mooers, F. E. Clarke, C. D. McDuffie, Henry ci^^'i'Xr''^ 
Barton, George S. Couch, H. G. Herrick, John Fallon, confirmed. 
George A. Fuller, Geo. W. Gile, C. H. Taylor and C. A. 
Hayden, who by an agreement dated the twenty-first day 
of June, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and recorded in 
the registry of deeds for the northern district of Essex county, 
associated themselves to form a corporation, situated in the 
city of Lawrence, called the Lawrence City Mission, for the 
purpose of the management and direction of such of the public 
charities of the city of Lawrence as may be intrusted to it, 
together with a general philanthropic and moral work, is 
hereby confirmed, notwithstanding the failure of said asso- 
ciates to observe certain of the provisions of law then in 
force relative to the formation of corporations. The said 
associates and their successors now acting under the said 
agreement are and shall be a corporation in the city of Law- 
rence under the name and for the purposes above mentioned, 
with all the powers and obligations of corporations organized 
under chapter one hundred and twenty-five of the Revised 
Laws and the amendments thereof, and subject to all gen- 
eral laws now or hereafter in force relating to such corpora- 
tions. 



292 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 328. 



Certain acta 
confirmed. 



Section 2. All grants, gifts, devises and bequests to 
said Lawrence City Mission, and all acts done by said Law- 
rence City Mission are hereby confirmed and made as effec- 
tual as they would have been if said Lawrence City Mission 
had been duly incorporated according to law on the twenty- 
first day of June, eighteen hundred and seventy-six. 

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

A'p'proved April 8, 191 4- 



1909, 514, § 79, 
amended. 



Sanitary pro- 
visions for 
factories, work- 
shops, etc. 



Chap.S28 An Act to provide for sanitary conditions in indus- 
trial ESTABLISHMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter five hundred and fourteen of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine is hereby amended 
by striking out section seventy-nine and inserting in place 
thereof the following new section : — Section 79. In every 
factory, workshop, manufacturing, mechanical, mercantile 
or other establishment, there shall be provided suitable, 
adequate and convenient water-closets and washing facili- 
ties, separate for each sex, of such number, in such location 
and so constructed, lighted, ventilated, arranged and main- 
tained as may be determined by such reasonable rules and 
regulations as the state board of labor and industries may 
adopt with reference thereto. If any such establishment is 
so located that a connection with a sewer system is, in the 
opinion of the said board, impossible or impracticable, it 
shall provide such suitable toilet and washing facilities as 
may be required by the said board. 

Section 2. Section ninety-four of said chapter five hun- 
dred and fourteen, as amended by chapter three hundred 
and eighteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
twelve, and by section thirteen of chapter eight hundred 
and six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, 
is hereby further amended by striking out the said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following new section: — 
Section 94- The belting, shafting, gearing, drums and all 
machinery having movable parts in all factories, mechanical 
establishments, workshops and mercantile establishments 
if so placed as, in the opinion of the state board of labor and 
industries, to be dangerous to employees therein while en- 
gaged in their ordinary duties, shall be, so far as is practic- 
able, securely guarded. No machinery except steam engines 
in a factory, mechanical establishment, workshop or mer- 



1909, 514, § 94, 
etc., amended. 



Belting, etc., in 
factories, etc., 
to be guarded. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 329. 293 

cantile establishment shall be cleaned while running if objec- 
tion in writing is made by one of the inspectors of said board. 
Every factory, workshop, manufacturing, mechanical and 
mercantile establishment shall be well lighted, well ventilated 
and kept clean and free from unsanitary conditions, accord- 
ing to such reasonable rules and regulations as may be 
adopted with reference thereto by the state board of labor 
and industries. 

Section 3. Nothing in this act shall be construed as Not to apply 
applying to the belting, shafting, gearing, drums or machin- etc™SsedTn^the 
ery used in the operation of elevators, nor in any way as eieTato?r, etc. 
affecting the powers of the board of elevator regulations given 
by chapter eight hundred and six of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen. 

Apyroved April 8, 1914- 

An Act relative to notices or warrants for calling (Jji^p 329 

ELECTIONS OF STATE, CITY AND TOWN OFFICERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUotvs: 

Section two hundred and seventy-nine of chapter eight i9i3, 8.35. § 279, 
hundred and thirty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and thirteen is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "cities", in the ninth hne, the words: — and in towns 
when voting by precincts, — and by inserting after the 
word "towns", in the tenth line, the words: — when not 
voting by precincts, — by inserting after the word "may", 
in the nineteenth line, the words: — or will, — by inserting 
after the word "and", in the twentieth hne, the words: — 
in towns not voting by precincts, — l)y striking out the 
words "but they shall not", in the twenty-first line, and 
inserting in place thereof the words: — In no town shall the 
polls, — so as to read as follows: — Section 279. Notices Notices or 
or warrants for meetings for state and city elections and for TpMlfy^officea. 
the election of town officers in towns where official ballots ^'^*'- 
are used shall specify by name all the offices to be voted for, 
and state in full any proposed amendment to the constitu- 
tion or other question submitted to the people: yromded, Proviso. 
however, that any act submitted for acceptance may be stated 
by its chapter number and title only. They shall specify To specify time 
the time when the polls will be opened, and in cities and in cfosi'ng poifsr" 
towns when voting by precincts, when the polls will be closed, ^^°- 
and in towns, when not voting by precincts, when they may 
be closed. 



294 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 330. 



In cities, time 
of opening and 
closing polls. 



In towns, time 
of opening and 
closing polls. 



A town may by 
by-law desig- 
nate hour at 
which annual 
town meeting 
shall be called, 
etc. 



In cities, the polls may be opened as early as six o'clock 
in the forenoon and shall be opened as early as ten o'clock 
in the forenoon and shall be kept open at least six hours, but 
in no case after the hour of eight o'clock in the evening. 

In towns, at the election of state and town officers, the 
polls may be opened as early as fifteen minutes before six 
o'clock in the forenoon and shall be opened as early as twelve 
o'clock, noon, aiid shall be kept open at least four hours, 
and until the time specified in the warrant when they may 
or will be closed; and in towns not voting by precincts they 
may be kept open for such longer time as the meeting shall 
direct. In no town shall the polls be kept open after the 
hour of eight o'clock in the evening. At ajmual town meet- 
ings they shall be kept open at least one hour for the recep- 
tion of votes upon the question of licensing the sale of in- 
toxicating liquors. After an announcement has been made 
by the presiding officer of a time so fixed for closing the polls 
they shall not be closed at an earlier hour. 

A town may by by-law designate the hour at which the 
annual town meeting shall be called, and, subject to the pro- 
visions of this section, may designate the hours during which 
the polls shall remain open; and, further, may provide that 
all business, except the election of such officers and the 
determination of such matters as by law are required to be 
elected or determined by ballot, shall be considered after a 
certain hour, or by adjournment to another day. 

Approved April 8, 1914. 



Chap. 330 An Act to authorize the county commissioners of the 

COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX TO CONSTRUCT A SEWER AND A 
ROAD AT THE MIDDLESEX COUNTY TRAINING SCHOOL IN 
NORTH CHELMSFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The county commissioners of the county of 
Middlesex may connect the buildings of the Middlesex 
county training school in North Chelmsford with the public 
sewer in Middlesex street in the city of Lowell. 

Section 2. Said commissioners may take by right of 
eminent domain any lands or easements in land outside the 
limits of the said training school grounds which may be neces- 
sary for the construction or maintenance of said sewer. The 
commissioners shall file in the registry of deeds for the 
northern district of Middlesex county at Lowell, a plan and 



Middlesex 
county training 
school may be 
connected with 
certain sewer in 
city of Lowell. 

County com- 
missioners 
may take 
land, etc. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 330. 295 

description of any lands or easements so taken, whereupon 
the lands or easements taken shall vest in the county of Mid- 
dlesex. Any person or corporation suffering damage by Damages, 
reason of any such taking, shall have the same remedies 
provided by law in the case of land taken for highways. 

Section 3. The mayor and aldermen of the city of Construction. 
Lowell are hereby authorized and directed to permit the 
connection of the public sewer in ]\Iiddlesex street in said 
city with the sewer from said training school, the construc- 
tion to be in a manner satisfactory to the city engineer of 
the city of Lowell. The part of the sewer from the training 
school entrance to Middlesex street, a distance of about one 
thousand feet, may be constructed by the city at the expense 
of the county of Middlesex, and in consideration of the 
payment by the county of the cost of the construction of 
the said sewer, no further assessment or rental or other 
charge shall be made for the use of said sewer in the city of 
Lowell. 

Section 4. Said county commissioners may construct a Construction 
road at the expense of the county within the limits of the public^way. 
way known as Brouillet street or Grosvenor street, now 
roughly graded from Middlesex street to the entrance of 
the Middlesex county training school grounds, said way 
being partly in Lowell and partly in Chelmsford, and may 
continue the construction of said way from said entrance 
along the easterly boundary of said grounds to a point near 
the power house and laundry building in said grounds. Said 
commissioners may take for this purpose the easements and ^kln"^^°be°^ 
rights necessary for the construction of said road and shall recorded, etc 
file within sixty days after the date of their taking, in the 
registry of deeds for the northern district of the county of 
Middlesex at Lowell a plan and description thereof. The 
way thus laid out shall be a public highway and may be 
maintained by the county of JVIiddlesex so far as it adjoins 
the said training school grounds. Any person or corporation 
aggrieved by reason of said proceedings shall have the same 
remedies provided by law in the case of land taken for high- 
ways. 

Section 5. For the purpose of carrying out the pro- county may 
visions of this act the count}'' commissioners are authorized faguTnotesrefc. 
to borrow on 'the credit of the county of Middlesex the sum 
of ten thousand dollars, payable in ten annual payments, 
and may issue the notes of the county therefor, signed by 
the county treasurer and countersigned by the commissioners. 



296 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 331. 

Said notes shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and 
one half per cent per annum, payable semi-annually. The 
amount of principal payable on the said loan in any year 
shall not be'less than the amount of the principal of the loan 
payable in any subsequent year. 
Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 9, 1914- 

Chap. S31 An Act to provide for a school administration build- 
ing IN THE city of BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as joUows: 

propriatfon" Section 1. The school committee of the city of Boston, 

may be used foj. ^|^g purposc of acQuiring a sitc for an administration 

for a school ad- , ., ,. ^ , » • i i m t i 

ministration builduig and 01 coustructing the buildmg upon the site so 

building in city . ° i j j U xT. 'j. J J i? 

of Boston. acquired, or upon land now owned by the city and used tor 
school purposes or otherwise, and for the purpose of fur- 
nishing the said building, may appropriate the whole or any 
part of the amount authorized for new school buildings, 
lands, yards and furnishings by chapter four hundred and 
fifty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven. 
I^hooThouse Section 2. The board of schoolhouse commissioners of 

commissioners, gr^j^j (.j^y j^j^y causc to bc taken, in the same manner in which 
land is taken for schoolhouses, land in said city approved by 
the school committee for the said building, and the board 
of schoolhouse commissioners shall build and furnish such 
building as approved by the school committee. 
S^^SnMtate Section 3. The proceeds of the sale of the estate on 
r '^"rd'^cMt '^ Mason street in said city now occupied by the school com- 
etc. ' mittee for office and other purposes shall be applied toward 

the cost of the land and building authorized by this act, and 
the bonds issued under the provisions of said chapter four 
hundred and fifty shall be reduced by an amount equal to 
Proviso. the net proceeds of such sale: provided, that if such sale 

shall not be completed until after the issue of any or all 
of the said bonds, then the net proceeds of such sale, less 
any amount employed in reduction of the amount of bonds 
thereafter to be issued as above provided, shall be paid to 
the board of sinking-fund commissioners and applied to the 
retirement or redemption of the said bonds. 
?ch^f TOm- Section 4. The superintendent of public buildings of the 

mittee, etc., pj^y qJ Bostou mav providc offices and accommodations for 

may be pro- J .iii ipiii 

vided in certain ^fie school committcc and the board oi schoolhouse commis- 
previousiy sioucrs in the building authorized by chapter two hundred 

authorized. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 332, 333. 297 

and sixty-three of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed 
to by the mayor and the school committee of the city of 
Boston, acting in its corporate capacity, and thereupon the 
occupancy and control of that part of the building to be occu- 
pied by the school committee and by the board of school- 
house commissioners shall be the same as that of other lands 
and buildings occupied for school purposes. The cost of 
constructing and furnishing that part of said building to be 
under the control of the school committee, which the mayor 
and the school committee may determine as aforesaid to be 
borne by the school committee, shall be met by appro- 
priation under the provisions of section one of this act. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Time of taking 
by the city council of said city, with the approval of the ^^^^^' 
mayor. Aiyprowd Ajml 9, 1914- 



Chap.332 



An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a pen- 
sion TO JOHN J. griffin. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to city of Boston 
pay to John J. Griffin, a former employee of that city who perfsionV 
was injured while in the employment of the city, an annual ^°^'^ '^' ^"®"- 
pension equal to one half of the average annual compensa- 
tion paid to him during the two years next prior to his 
retirement from the service of the city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Time of taking 
ance by the city council of the city of Boston, with the ap- ^ 
proval of the mayor. Ajjproved April 9, 1914- 



An Act to authorize the town of leominster to pay nhnr) 333 

MONEY TO THE LEOMINSTER HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 
Section 1. The town of Leominster is hereby authorized Town of 

11 1. iT'TT'i Leominster 

to pay annually or otherwise to the Leominster f lospital '"ay pay money 
Association, to be used for the charitable purposes of the ster Hospital 
association in the said town, such sums as may be appro- "^"""^ "^°' 
priated by the town by a two thirds vote at an annual town 
meeting, or at a special meeting duly called for the purpose. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 9, 1914. 



298 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 334, 335. 



Chap. 334: An Act to establish the salary of the sheriff of the 

COUNTY OF HAMPDEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

fsfabTishS""^ Section 1. The animal salary of the sheriff of the 

county of Hampden shall be twenty-five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved April 9, 1914- 



Certain wires in 
city of New 
Bedford to be 
placed under- 
ground. 



Streets, etc., to 
which this act 
shall apply. 



Chap. 335 An Act relative to the removal of overhead wires 

AND construction IN THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of aldermen of the city of New 
Bedford, with the approval of the mayor, shall have ex- 
clusive authority to cause to be removed from above the 
surface of the streets designated in section two hereof all 
telegraph, telephone, electric light, electric motor and power, 
and all other wires, cables or conductors, in and above said 
streets, and all poles and structures in said streets used for 
the support of the same, except such structures, poles, wires, 
cables and conductors as are hereinafter excepted, and to 
cause all such wires, cables and conductors to be placed, 
maintained and operated in underground conduits. 

Section 2. The provisions of this act shall apply to 
all public ways and places within the area bounded by 
a line drawn through David street from Acushnet river to 
Clarks cove, thence by the shore of Clarks cove to Rock- 
dale avenue, to Dartmouth street, to Oak street, to Grape 
street, to Page street, to Hawthorn street, to Ash street, 
to Kempton street, to Cedar street, to Durfee street, to 
Summer street, to Sawyer street, to Purchase street, to 
Dean street, to Quanset street, to Coffin avenue, to Church 
street, to Nash road, to Acushnet avenue, to Hadley street, 
to Acushnet river and thence to the place of beginning; 
also to the following public ways or parts of ways, to wit: — 
Hawthorn street from Ash street to Rockdale avenue. Union 
street from Ash street to Rockdale avenue, Kempton street 
from Ash street to Dartmouth line, iVcushnet avenue from 
Hadley street to Tarkiln Hill road, Arnold street from Ash 
street to Rockdale avenue. 
to make°a*lnuai Section 3. The luspcctor of wircs, city engineer, and 
waya^from"'' Superintendent of streets shall annually, in the month 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 335. 299 

of January, present to the mayor and board of aldermen a which wires 
list of public ways and places specified in section two, or removed! 
parts thereof, from which, in their judgment, the overhead 
wires and construction should be removed in accordance 
with the provisions of this act. 

Section 4. On or before the first day of April in any streets, etc.. 
year, after a hearing, notice of which is given by publication wh-TsIre tobe 
in at least two daily newspapers published in the city of designatedlftlr 
New Bedford, the first publication to be at least seven days p^^^''^ hearing, 
prior to the date of hearing, which notice shall specify the 
part or parts of the public ways or places from which it is 
intended then to order the removal of all such overhead 
wires and construction, the board of aldermen, with the 
approval of the mayor, shall designate by order the part or 
parts of such ways and places from which all such overhead 
wires and construction, other than those excepted in this 
act, shall be removed or placed underground within that 
calendar year; but the extent of the ways and places so pre- 
scribed in any calendar year shall not exceed one mile accord- 
ing to lineal measurement, and the Automatic Telephone 
Company of New Bedford shall not be required under this 
act to do work involving an expenditure of more than five 
thousand dollars in any one year, and no person, firm or 
corporation shall be required under this act to do work in- 
volving an expenditure of more than thirty thousand dol- 
lars in any one year. Any expenditure for work ordered 
and done under the provisions of this act by any person, 
firm or corporation in excess of the limitations above specified 
shall be reckoned as a part of the expenditures to be required 
under this act in the following year or years and credited 
accordingly to the person, firm or corporation making such 
expenditure. In complying with any order under this sec- 
tion no owner or user of such overhead wires and construction 
shall be required to remove the same or to build under- 
ground conduits to contain the wires unless such conduits 
as ordered will be directly connected with other similar con- 
duits of such owner or user. The board of aldermen, with 
the approval of the mayor, shall cause the owners and 
users of such overhead wires and construction to remove 
or place them underground, and also to remove any poles 
and structures used to support such overhead wires or con- 
struction in the public ways and places, or parts thereof, in 
any prescribed part of the said district, except when, in the 
judgment of the board of aldermen and of the mayor, it is 



300 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 335. 



Purpose of act. 



No poles, etc., 
for support of 
overhead wires, 
etc., to be 
lilaced in 
streets pre- 
scribed, except 
temporarily, 
etc. 



Permission for 
removal of 
wires, etc., 
may be 
granted in 
certain cases, 
etc. 



Impracticable or inexpedient to remove any such overhead 
wires or construction; it being, nevertheless, the purpose of 
this act to cause the removal annually from some specified 
mile of the above named public ways and places of all such 
overhead wires and construction and all poles or structures 
used for the support thereof not herein expressly excepted, 
so far as, in the judgment of the mayor and board of alder- 
men, such removal is practicable and expedient; and every 
owner and user of such overhead wires and construction 
shall, in accordance with the direction of the board of alder- 
men, with the approval of the mayor, within said calendar 
year remove or place the same underground in accordance 
with the provisions of this act; and it shall be the duty of 
the inspector of wires to enforce compliance with the orders 
and directions of the board of aldermen made with the 
approval of the mayor under this act. 

Section 5. After parts of said public ways and places 
shall have been prescribed as aforesaid no person, firm or 
corporation shall place any poles or other structures for the 
support of overhead wires and construction, except those 
herein expres.sly excepted, in any public way or place or 
part thereof, thus prescribed, except temporarily, and with 
the consent of the inspector of wires; and if, after the ex- 
piration of the time specified in the order of removal, there 
shall remain in any such public ways or places any poles or 
overhead wires and construction which under the provisions 
of this act should have been removed or placed underground, 
the inspector of wires shall cause the same to be removed 
forthwith, and the city may collect the expense of such re- 
moval from the owners or users by an action at law, pro- 
vided that there was no unreasonable delay in the issuance 
of the necessary grants and permits by the proper authorities. 

Section 6. Upon any application of any person, firm 
or corporation duly authorized by law to lay, erect or main- 
tain, and maintaining overhead wires or construction in the 
public ways or places of the city, the board of aldermen, 
with the approval of the mayor, may grant permission, 
after public notice and hearing, such notice to be given by 
publication in at least two daily newspapers published in the 
city of New Bedford, the first publication to be at least seven 
days prior to the date of hearing, for the removal of any such 
overhead wires and construction within any of the public 
ways or places named in section two and not prescribed in 
any year, or within public ways and places of said city out- 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 335. 301 

side those specified in section two, and for the placing of the 
same and other overhead wires and construction, and any 
extensions thereof underground as herein provided. The Locations may 
board of aldermen, with the approval of the mayor, shall certafiTpoiesr 
also, after public notice and hearing as required by law, grant '^**'* 
locations for such additional poles and wires for local dis- 
tribution from underground conduits, manholes and con- 
nections as may become reasonably necessary by reason of 
work done under the provisions of this act, specifying where 
such poles may be located and the kind of poles to be used. 
And the board of aldermen, with the approval of the mayor, 
may delegate to the inspector of wires such authority in 
relation to the granting of such locations as the board may 
from time to time determine. 

Section 7. After the passage of an order by the board fociTions'l^eS 
of aldermen, with the approval of the mayor, as provided in cond^tg^e°tc°^^ 
section four, requiring the removal or placing underground to bo filed and 
of all such overhead wires and construction in public ways 
or places prescribed in said order, it shall be obligatory 
upon such person, firm or corporation, before any opening 
shall be made in any such public way or place under such 
authority, to file with the city clerk and with the inspector 
of wires, a map or maps made to scale showing the public 
ways or places which are desired or required to be used 
for said purposes, and giving the location, dimensions and 
course of the underground conduits, manholes or connec- 
tions desired or required to be constructed, which map or 
maps shall be satisfactory to and approved in writing by 
the city engineer and inspector of wires before they are filed, 
and shall also be subject to the approval of the board of 
aldermen and of the mayor; and it shall be the duty of the city clerk to 
city clerk, and he shall have authority, after such approval itc!^ ^^'^™* ' 
and filing, to issue upon application by any person, firm or 
corporation interested, all permits for opening and occupying 
the public ways and places of said city which may be necessary 
to carry out the intent of this act. 

Section S. The inspector of wires, in case of the re- Duties of in- 

pi ij^r p _l' A. spector of 

rusal or neglect oi any person, nrm or corporation to com- wires in certain 
ply with any requirement made by the board of aldermen, '^^^' 
with the approval of the mayor, under the authority of this 
act, may proceed in a summary manner to abate, prevent or 
remove any danger or injury which he deems likely to result 
from the failure to comply with any such requirement. The 
inspector of wires, subject to the orders of the board of alder- 



302 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 335. 



Act not to 
apply to cer- 
tain wires, etc. 



Ordinances, 
etc. 



Change of 
location of 
conduits, etc. 



men, with the approval of the mayor, shall also have power, 
in his discretion, either generally or in particular cases, 
to extend the time prescribed for carrying out any work 
prescribed in this act. 

Section 9. This act shall not apply to overhead wires 
and construction for street railway uses only, or to poles 
exclusively for street lights or, except as aforesaid, to poles 
for local distribution from underground conduits, manholes 
or connections, or to long distance telephone wires; nor 
shall it revoke or affect any rights already granted to any 
person, firm or corporation to place or maintain under- 
ground any conduits, manholes or connections; but all 
such conduits, manholes or connections laid hereafter in 
pursuance of any such grant shall be laid subject to the 
provisions of this act so far as they are consistent with the 
terms of the grant. For the purposes of this act no wire 
shall be deemed a long distance wire which does not ex- 
tend at least ten miles in a direct line from some central 
telephone office. 

Section 10. The board of aldermen, with the approval 
of the mayor, may make such orders not inconsistent with the 
provisions of this act as may be necessary or expedient to 
carry into effect the purposes thereof. No existing ordinance 
of the city inconsistent with the provisions of this act shall 
apply to the grants or permits to be made or issued, or to 
work to be done, or to the conduits, manholes or connections 
to be laid or constructed pursuant to the provisions of this 
act. 

Section 11. The board of aldermen, with the approval 
of the mayor, having first given the person, firm or corpora- 
tion to whom the permit aforesaid is granted, opportunity 
to be heard, may order that the location of any underground 
conduit, manhole or connection, overhead wire or construc- 
tion, or distributing pole shall be changed whenever it may 
deem such a change to be necessary in the public inter- 
est, and shall grant a substitute location therefor. When- 
ever the position of any underground conduit, manhole or 
connection, overhead wire or construction, or distributing 
pole is so ordered to be changed, the change shall be made 
by and at the expense of the owner, in conformity with the 
order, within such time as may be prescribed in the order of 
removal, and if not so changed, the inspector of wires may 
cause such change to be made, and the expense thereof 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 336. 303 

may be recovered of the owners or users by an action at 
law in behalf of the city. 

Section 12. On or before the first day of November, Plans. 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, the city engineer shall 
make such plan or plans as he shall deem needful, showing 
all electrical conduits, manholes, hand-holes, connections, 
poles, piers, or abutments in public ways and places in said 
city, the cost of the same to be paid as follows : — One half 
by the city, the other half by the companies owning said 
conduits, manholes, hand-holes, connections, poles, piers or 
abutments, their part to be determined by the city engi- 
neer and to be paid within sixty days after the presenta- 
tion of bills therefor. 

Section 13. The superior court or any justice thereof, of^Jrwi^oM 
shall, on petition of the board of aldermen, with the ap- °^ ^*'*' •'*'*'• 
proval of the mayor, or of the inspector of wires, have jur- 
isdiction in equity to enforce the provisions of this act or 
of any order of the board of aldermen, with the approval 
of the mayor, issued under authority hereof, and to compel 
compliance therewith. 

Section 14. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 9, 1914- 

An Act relative to the distribution of public docu- Chav-^^G 

ments. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section eight of chapter nine of the Revised ^c.^amenled. 
Laws, as amended by chapter four hundred and twenty- 
two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight, is 
hereby further amended by striking out the first paragraph 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — The secretary Distribution 
of the commonwealth shall furnish one copy of each report doaiments. 
included in the public document series to each member of 
the legislative and executive departments, to the clerk of 
each branch of the general court and to each of the persons 
who are entitled to the privileges of the reporters' gallery 
of the senate or of the house. He shall also furnish to each 
city and town in the commonwealth, to be preserved in a 
public place therein, one copy of each of such reports as the 
city or town clerk may apply for. He shall furnish one copy 
of each of said reports to such public and other libraries 
as may apply therefor. If the commissioner of public 



304 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 337. 



records at any time shall report to the secretary of the 
commonwealth that, in his opinion, a city or town is unable 
to make suitable provision for the care and use of such 
documents, he may discontinue sending them to such city 
or town. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 9, 1914- 



The Mansfield 
Water Supply 
District may 
extend its 
water works, 
etc. 



Chap.SS7 An Act to extend and improve the works of the mans- 

riELD WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Mansfield Water Supply District, for 
the purpose of improving and enlarging its water works, 
may take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, such lands 
on Foolish Hill, so-called, in the town of Foxborough as 
said district may deem necessary for a reservoir site, and 
such other lands, rights of way and easements in said town 
as the district may deem necessary for the laying of pipe 
lines to connect with said reservoir, and may construct a 
reservoir on said site and lay, maintain and operate pipe 
lines in said lands and rights of way, and in such highways 
and other public places in said town as may be necessary 
to carry out the purposes of this act, and may connect the 
same with the pipe lines now laid or wdiich may hereafter 
be laid in said district, and may maintain and use said reser- 
voir and pipe lines for the storage and conveying of the 
water supply of said district. The said district shall not, 
except by the consent of and mutual agreement with the 
Foxborough Water Supply District and the town of Fox- 
borough, supply water from said reservoir or pipe lines to 
any person or corporation in the town of Foxborough. 

Section 2. Said water supply district shall, within ninety 
days after the taking of any lands, rights of way or ease- 
ments as aforesaid, file and cause to be recorded in the 
registry of deeds for the county of Norfolk, a description 
thereof sufficiently accurate for identification, with a state- 
ment of the purposes for which the same were taken, signed 
by the water commissioners of the district. 

Section 3. Said district shall pay all damages to prop- 
erty sustained by any person or corporation by the taking 
of any land, right of way or easement, or by any other 
thing done by said district under authority of this act. 



Dcaoription of 
lands, etc., 
taken to be 
recorded. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 337. 305 

Any person or corporation sustaining damages as aforesaid, 
and failing to agree with said district as to the amount 
thereof, may have the same assessed and determined in the 
manner provided by law in the case of land taken for high- 
ways, on application therefor at any time within two years 
after the taking of such lanfl or other property, or the doing 
of other injury under authority of this act. 

Section 4. In every case of a petition to the superior Specified sum 
court for an assessment of damages, the said district may dered Foi^dam- 
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 sustained by him 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 petitioner does not accept such sum, with his 
costs up to that time, but proceeds in his suit, and does 
not recover greater damages than were so offered or ten- 
dered, not including interest on the sum recovered in damages 
from the date of such offer or tender, the Mansfield Water 
Supply 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 5. Said district, for the purpose of paying MansSeid 
the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under the li^an^Acfor* 
provisions of this act, may issue from time to time bonds or ^^^*" 
notes to an amount not exceeding seventy-five thousand 
dollars. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words, Mansfield Water District I>oan, Act of 1914; shall 
be payable by such annual payments, beginning not more 
than one year after their respective dates, as will extinguish 
each loan within thirty years from its date; and the amount 
of such annual payment of any loan in any year shall not 
be less than the amount of the principal of said loan payable 
in any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds 
or notes shall constitute a separate loan. Said bonds or 
notes shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one 
half per cent per annum, payable semi-annually, and shall 
be signed by the treasurer of the district and countersigned 
by a majority of the water commissioners. The district 
may sell the said securities at public or private sale, upon 
such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but 
they shall not be sold for less than their par value, and the 
proceeds shall be used only for the purposes herein specified. 



306 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 337. 

Payment of SECTION 6. Tlic Said dlstrict sliall, at the time of au- 

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

^oiSroV'^ Section 7. Whenever a tax is duly voted by said dis- 

*^- trict for the purposes of this act, the clerk shall send a 

certified copy of the vote to the assessors of the town of 
Mansfield, who shall proceed within thirty days there- 
after to assess the same in the same manner in which town 
taxes are required by law to be assessed. The assessment 
shall be committed to the town collector who shall collect 
said tax in the manner provided by law for the collection of 
town taxes, and shall deposit the proceeds thereof with 
the district treasurer for the use and benefit of said district. 
Said district may collect interest on over-due taxes in the 
manner in which interest is authorized to be collected on 

Proviso. town taxes: yrouided, that the district at the time of voting 

to raise the tax shall so determine and shall also fix a time 
for payment thereof. 

velted'hfboard SECTION 8. All the authoHty granted to said district 

mi^fonera?'"" '^y ^his act and not otherwise specifically provided for shall 
be vested in the board of water commissioners of the district 
elected and exercising authoritj'' in accordance with the 
provisions of section ten of chapter three hundred and 
thirty-six of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
eighty-six. 

S^ct."^ ^^""'"^ Section 9. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by a two thirds vote of the legal voters of the Mans- 
field Water Supply District present and voting thereon at 
a legal meeting called for the purpose within two years 
after its passage, but the number of meetings so called in 
any one year shall not exceed three; and for the purpose of 
being submitted to the voters as aforesaid this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. Ai^yroved April 10, 1914' 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 338, 339. 307 

An Act relative to the Massachusetts employees (jhar) 338 

INSURANCE ASSOCIATION. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Part IV of chapter seven hundred and {^^•^'^^^•^'^^*' 
fifty-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven amended. 
is hereby amended by striking out section two and inserting 
in place thereof the following new section : — Section 2. Board of 

QirGctors GiGC" 

The board of directors of the association shall consist of not tion, etc.' 
less than fifteen members, to be elected by ballot by the 
members, who shall hold office for such term or terms as 
the by-laws may provide in accordance with the provisions 
of section twenty-six of chapter five hundred and seventy- 
six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven and 
until their successors are elected. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 11, 1914- 

An Act to incorporate the lunenburg water company, r'/m^ 330 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Emerson W. Baker, Frederick C. Cross, Lunenburg 
Henry L. Cass, George P. Grant, Junior, Alvan T. Simonds, ^a'LTincOTpo- 
Charles P. Dickinson, Ernest G. Carswell, Sidney H. Francis, '^'***^'^- 
Warren Lewis, Carl E. Brown, James S. Gilchrest, James L. 
Harrington, Eben H. Mead, George T. Sands, Arthur O. 
Scott, Edward E. Spencer, John Woolredge, Ernest K. 
Proctor and Sherman Sanderson, their associates and suc- 
cessors, are hereby made a corporation under the name of 
the Lunenburg Water Company, for the purpose of supply- 
ing the town of Lunenburg and its inhabitants with water 
for the extinguishment of fires and for domestic, manufac- 
turing and other purposes; with all the powers and privileges, 
and subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities set 
forth in all general laws now or hereafter in force applicable 
to such corporations. 

Section 2. Said corporation, for the purposes afore- May take 
said, may take, lease, acquire by purchase or otherwise, and sourcesTet^y 
hold the waters of any pond, brook, spring, well or stream 
within the limits of the town of Lunenburg, and all the 
waters connected therewith, and may obtain and take water 
by means of bored, driven, artesian or other wells on any 
land within the limits of the said town: provided, that no Proviso. 



308 



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May erect 
structures, lay 
pipes, etc. 



Description of 
lands, etc., 
taken to be 
recorded. 



Damages. 



source of water supply shall be taken under this act for 
domestic purposes without the advice and approval of the 
state board of health. Said corporation may carry said 
water through said town, and may also take or acquire by 
purchase, lease or otherwise, all lands, rights of way and 
easements necessary for holding and preserving such water 
and for conveying the same to any part of said town; and 
may erect on the. lands thus taken or held proper dams, build- 
ings, fixtures, reservoirs 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, over and under any lands, water courses, 
railroads, railways, highways, and public or private ways 
of any kind, and along such ways in such manner as not un- 
necessarily to obstruct the same; and for the purpose of 
constructing, maintaining and repairing such conduits, pipes 
and other works, and for all proper purposes of this act, said 
corporation may enter upon and dig up said lands and any 
such ways. 

Section 3. Said corporation shall, within sixty days 
after the taking of any lands, rights of way, water rights, 
water sources or easements as aforesaid, file and cause to be 
recorded in the registry of deeds for the county and district 
in which the same are situated a description thereof suffi- 
ciently accurate for identification, with a statement of the 
purposes for which the same are taken, signed by the president 
of the corporation. 

Section 4. Said corporation shall pay all damages to 
property sustained by any person or corporation by the 
taking of any land, right of way, water, water source, water 
right or easement, or by any other thing done by said corpo- 
ration under the authority of this act. Any person sus- 
taining damages as aforesaid, and failing to agree with the 
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 highways, on applica- 
tion at any time Avithin two years after the taking of such 
land or other property or the doing of other injury under 
the authority of this act; but no such application shall be 
made after the expiration of the said two years. No assess- 
ment of damages shall be made for the taking of any water, 
water right or water source or for any injury thereto, and 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 339. 309 

said period of two years shall not begin to run until water is 
actually withdrawn or diverted by the said corporation 
under authority of this act. 

Section 5. Said corporation may distribute water May distribute 
through the town of Lunenburg, may regulate the use of tife town of^ 
said water and fix and collect the rates for the use of the ^tc!"'°^"'^^' 
same; and may make all such contracts with said town, or 
with any fire district that may hereafter be established 
therein, or with any individual or corporation, to supply 
water for the extinguishment of fires or for any other purpose, 
as may be agreed upon by said town, fire district, individual 
or corporation, and the said corporation; and may establish 
public fountains and hydrants and relocate and discontinue 
the same. 

Section 6. Said corporation may, for the purposes set Capital stock. 
forth in this act, hold real estate not exceeding in value 
twenty thousand dollars, and the whole capital stock of 
said corporation shall not exceed ten thousand dollars, to 
be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each. 

Section 7. Immediately after the payment of the cap- Certificate of 
ital stock of said corporation a certificate shall be signed capital'stock, 
and sworn to by its president, treasurer and at least a ma- fppTOvaf!etc. 
jority of the directors, stating the fact of such payment, the 
manner in which the same has been paid in, and the manner 
in which its capital has been invested, or voted by the cor- 
poration to be invested, at the time of making the certificate. 
Such certificate shall be approved by the commissioner of 
corporations and shall be filed in the office of the secretary 
of the commonwealth. The conveyance to the corpora- 
tion 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 cer- 
tificate, made, signed and sworn to by its president, treasurer 
and a majority of its directors, giving a description of such 
property and the value at which it has been taken in pay- 
ment, in such detail as the commissioner of corporations 
shall require or approve, and endorsed with his certificate 
that he is satisfied that the said valuation is fair and reason- 
able. 

Section 8. Said corporation may issue bonds and secure May issue 
the same by a mortgage upon its franchise and other prop- '^°'^'^' ^*''- 
erty to an amount not exceeding seventy thousand dollars. 
The proceeds of all bonds so issued shall be expended only Application of 
in the extension of the works of said corporation and for p''°'^^^'^^- 



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Issue of capital 
stock and 
bonds to be 
approved by 
commissioner 
of corporations, 
etc. 



Penalty for 
pollution of 
water, etc. 



Town of 
Lunenburg 
may acquire 
property of the 
corporation, 
etc. 



the payment of expenditures actually made in the con- 
struction of the works, over and above the amount of the 
capital stock actually paid in. 

Section 9. 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 required 
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 authorized 
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 common- 
wealth before the stock or bonds are issued, and the proceeds 
of such stock or bonds shall not be applied to any purpose 
not specified in such decision. 

Section 10. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, 
pollutes or diverts any of the waters taken or held under 
this act, or injures any structure, work or other property 
owned, held or used by said corporation under the au- 
thority and for the purposes of this act, shall forfeit and 
pay to said corporation three times the amount of dam- 
ages assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort; 
and upon conviction of any of the above wilful or wanton 
acts shall be punished by a fine not exceeding three hundred 
dollars or by imprisonment not exceeding one year. 

Section 11. Said town of Lunenburg shall have the 
right at any time to take, by purchase or otherwise, the 
franchise, corporate property and all the rights and privi- 
leges of said corporation, on payment to said corporation 
of the actual cost of its franchise, works and property of all 
kinds held under the provisions of this act, including in 
such cost interest on each expenditure from its date to the 
date of such purchase or taking, at the rate of five per cent 
per annum. If the cost of maintaining and operating the 
works of said corporation exceeds in any year the income 
derived from said works by said corporation for that year, 
then such excess shall be added to the total cost; and if the 
income derived from said works by said corporation exceeds 
in any year the cost of maintaining and operating said 
works for that year, then such excess shall be deducted from 
the total cost. An itemized statement of the receipts and 
expenditures of said corporation shall be annually sub- 
mitted to the selectmen of the town of Lunenburg, and 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 339. 311 

by said selectmen to the citizens of said town. If said cor- 
poration has incurred indebtedness, the amount of such 
indebtedness outstanding at the time of such taking shall 
be assumed by said town, and shall be deducted from the 
amount required to be paid by said town to said corporation 
under the foregoing provisions of this section. This au- 
thority to purchase such franchise and property is granted 
on condition that the purchase is assented to by said town 
by a two thirds vote of the voters of said town present and 
voting thereon at a meeting legally called for that purpose. 

Section 12. The town of Lunenburg, if it takes over Town to have 
the property and rights of said water company as above dut^?etc!' 
provided, shall have the same rights, duties and privileges 
in respect to the acquisition of land, water, water rights and 
easements, the construction of dams, reservoirs, buildings 
and other structures, and to the doing of other things neces- 
sary or expedient in carrying out the purposes of this act as 
pertain to the said water company under the preceding pro- 
visions of this act. 

Section 13. Said town of Lunenburg shall, within Description of 
ninety days after the taking of any lands, water rights, toTe^eco^ded! 
water sources, rights of way or other easements under the ®*''" 
provisions of this act, file and cause to be recorded in the 
registry of deeds for the county or district in which the same 
are situated a description thereof sufficiently accurate for 
identification, with a statement of the purpose for which the 
same were taken, signed by the water commissioners here- 
inafter provided for. All land taken, purchased or acquired 
in any way under the provisions of this act may be managed, 
improved and controlled by the board of water commis- 
sioners hereinafter provided for, in such manner as they 
shall deem for the best interest of said town. 

Section 14. Said town shall pay all damages to prop- Damages, 
erty sustained by any person or corporation by the taking 
of any land, water, water source, water right, right of way 
or other easement, or by any other thing done by said 
town under authority of this act. Any person or corporation 
sustaining damages as aforesaid, and failing to agree with 
the town as to the amount thereof, may have the same de- 
termined in the manner provided by law in the case of land 
taken for the laying out of highways, on application at any 
time within two years after the taking of such land or other 
property or the doing of other injury under authority of this 
act; but no such application shall be made after the expira- 



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Lunenburg 
Water Loan. 



Payment of 
loan. 



tion of said 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 
withdrawn or diverted by the town under authority of this 
act. Said town may by vote, from time to time, determine 
what amount or quantity of water it proposes to take under 
this act; in which case any damages caused by such taking 
shall be based upon such amount or quantity until the 
same shall be increased by vote or otherwise, and in that 
event said town shall be liable further only for the additional 
damage caused by such additional taking. 

Section 15. Said town of Lunenburg, for the purpose 
of paying the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred 
under the provisions of this act, may issue from time to 
time bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars. Bonds or notes issued under authority 
of this act shall bear on their face the words, Lunenburg 
Water Loan; shall be payable by such annual payments, 
beginning not more than one year after their respective dates 
of issue, as will extinguish each loan within thirty years 
from the date thereof; but the amount of such annual 
payment of any loan in any year shall not be less than the 
amount of the principal of said loan payable in any subse- 
quent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall 
constitute a separate loan. Said bonds or notes shall bear 
interest at a rate not exceeding four and one half per cent 
per annum, payable semi-annually, and shall be signed by 
the treasurer of the town and countersigned by a majority 
of the water commissioners hereinafter provided for. The 
town may sell such bonds or notes at public or private 
sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may deem 
proper, but they shall not be sold for less than their par 
value. 

Section 16. The said town shall, at the time of au- 
thorizing said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof 
in accordance Avith section fifteen of this act; and when a 
vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the 
income derived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay 
the annual expense of operating its water works and the 
interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid 
by the town, and to make such payments on the principal 
as may be required under the provisions of this act, shall, 
annually thereafter, without further vote, be assessed by 
the assessors of the town, in the same manner in which other 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 339. 313 

taxes are assessed, until the debt incurred by said loan or 
loans is extinguished. 

Section 17. Said town shall, after its purchase of said ^f^'jo^"^" 
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 commissioners; and at every 
annual meeting thereafter one such commissioner shall be 
elected by ballot for the term of three years. All the au- 
thority granted to said town by this act, and not other- 
wise 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 
by vote impose. A majority of the commissioners shall 
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any 
vacancy occurring in said board from any cause may be 
filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by said town 
of Lunenburg at any legal meeting called for the purpose. 

Section IS. Said commissioners shall fix just and water rates. 
equitable prices and rates for the use of water, and shall' 
prescribe the time and manner of payment, but such rates 
fixed may be increased or reduced by vote of the town. 
The income of the water works shall be applied to defray- 
ing all operating expenses, interest charges and payments on 
the principal as they accrue upon any bonds or notes issued 
under authority of this act. If there should be a net surplus New construc- 
remaining after providing for the aforesaid charges, it may 
be used for such new construction as the water commis- 
sioners may determine upon, and in case a surplus should 
remain after payment for such new construction, said balance 
may be turned into the town treasury to reimburse the town 
for sums advanced for interest or payments on account 
of principal of said bonds or notes, or maintenance and 
operation of plant, or the water rates may be reduced pro- 
portionately. No money shall be expended in new con- 
struction by the water commissioners except from the 
net surplus aforesaid, unless the town appropriates and 
provides money therefor. Said commissioners shall an- Annual report. 
nually, and as often as the town may require, render a report 
upon the condition of the works under their charge and an 
account of their doings, including an account of receipts and 
expenditures. 



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Certain powers 
to cease when 
water is actu- 
ally supplied 
to town, etc. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Section 19, When, under the powers granted by this 
act, water is actually supplied to the inhabitants of the town 
of Lunenburg, either by the company incorporated under 
this act or by the said town as authorized hereby, and when 
a certificate to that effect, signed by the president of said 
company and by the chairman of the board of selectmen, or, 
if said town has purchased the water company incorporated 
under the provisions of this act, signed by the water com- 
missioners established hereunder, is filed with the secretary 
of the commonwealth, all powers granted by chapter two 
hundred and three of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and thirteen shall cease, and all powers granted to the 
town of Leominster to supply a part of the town of Lunen- 
l^urg with water by chapter four hundred and twenty-seven 
of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine 
shall cease in so far as said powers pertain to the furnishing 
of water to additional territory in said town after the filing 
of such certificate. 

Section 20. This act shall take effect upon its passage, 
but shall become void unless work under this act is begun 
within three years from the date of its passage. 

Approved April 13, 1914- 



Chap.S40 An Act to authorize the metropolitan park com- 
mission TO DESTROY CERTAIN INSECT PESTS ON LANDS 
NEAR TO OR ADJOINING PARK LANDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section L The metropolitan park commission is hereby 
authorized, whenever it shall deem such action advisable, 
to destroy brown tail moths, gypsy moths and other insect 
pests on lands near or adjoining lands under the care and 
control of said commission and to a distance of one thou- 
sand feet therefrom: provided, hoivever, that said commission 
shall first have been requested in writing by the owner of 
any such land to do said work, and that such owner shall 
either have advanced to the commonwealth for the purpose 
the cost of such work, as estimated by said commission, 
or, if the commission shall so require, shall have given a 
bond to the commonwealth to an amount, and with a prin- 
cipal and surety or sureties satisfactory to said commission, 
to reimburse the commonwealth for the cost of such work. 
^acTmayTe' Section 2. The treasurer and receiver general of the 
maintained for commouwcalth may maintain an action of contract in his 

expenses in— ** 

curred. 



Destruction of 
insect pests on 
lands adjacent 
to certain park 
lands. 



Proviso. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 341, 342, 343. 315 

own name against any owner of land upon which work has 
been done by said commission as herein authorized, or against 
the principal and surety or sureties on any bond given 
as aforesaid, for the expenses incurred by said commission 
in doing such work. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Aiypromd April 13, 1014- 



Chap.SAl 



An Act relative to the suppression of the gypsy and 

BROWN tail moths. 

Be it enacted, etc., 05 follows: 

The state forester is hereby authorized to expend for the Suppression of 
suppression of the gypsy and brown tail moths and for brown tail 
expenses incidental thereto, the sum of seventy-five thousand ™°t*i»- 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for this purpose; and any balance unexpended 
on December first, nineteen hundred and fourteen, may be 
used during the year nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Approved April 13, 1014- 



Chap.S42 



An Act to provide prizes for competitions in the 

militia. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jolloios: 

Section 1. Money or other suitable prizes maj^ be Prizes may be 
awarded for shooting, athletic or other competitions in the compltftions 
militia under such regulations as the commander-in-chief ^^ ^^'^ miiitia. 
shall determine, said prizes to be paid out of the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth from the appropriation for military 
accounts. 

Section 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent here- Repeal, 
with are hereby repealed. 

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

Approved April 13, 1914- 

An Act to include the town of wellesley within the pj oaq 

SOUTH metropolitan SEWERAGE DISTRICT. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The territory comprising the town of Welles- Town of 
ley is hereby added to the south metropolitan sewerage eluded wtwn 
district created by chapter four hundred and twenty-four pouta "sewtr- 
of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, age district. 
In becoming a part of the said system, said town shall be 



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Acts, 1914. — Chap. 343. 



Construction 
of main trunk 
sewer, etc. 



Authority of 
metropolitan 
water and 
sewerage 
board. 



Metropolitan 
Sewerage Loan, 



Assessments, 
etc. 



subject to the provisions and shall conform to the require- 
ments of said chapter and of acts in amendment thereof 
and in addition thereto, except as is otherwise provided 
herein. Any authority granted to other municipalities 
by said chapter or by acts in amendment thereof and in 
addition thereto, is also vested in the town of Wellesley in 
common with such other municipalities. 

Section 2. The metropolitan water and sewerage board 
shall provide an outlet at the Wellesley town line for the 
sewage of said town, and, acting on behalf of the common- 
wealth, shall construct a main trunk sewer or sewers through 
such parts of the city of Boston, the towns of Dedham, 
Westwood, Dover and Needham, and from said Wellesley 
town line to such point in the south metropolitan system as 
the board may determine to be necessary in order to make 
connection with the Neponset Valley sewer. 

Section 3. In providing for such outlet and in receiving 
sewage from the town of Wellesley, and in any action relating 
thereto, and for the purpose of taking, constructing and main- 
taining such additional main lines of sewers, the metropolitan 
water and sewerage board, acting on behalf of the common- 
wealth, shall have and exercise all the authority conferred 
upon it by chapter four hundred and thirty-nine of the acts 
of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-nine and by chapter 
one hundred and sixty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and one, and by acts in amendment thereof and 
in addition thereto; and all the provisions of said chapters 
and acts are made applicable to the additional construction, 
maintenance and operation hereby authorized except as is 
otherwise provided herein. 

Section 4. To meet the expenses incurred under the 
provisions of this act, the treasurer and receiver general of 
the commonwealth shall from time to time issue in the name 
and behalf of the commonwealth and under its seal, bonds 
designated on the face thereof, Metropolitan Sewerage 
Loan, for a term not exceeding forty years, to an amount 
not exceeding three hundred and fifty thousand dollars in 
addition to the amount of such bonds heretofore authorized 
for the construction of the south metropolitan sewerage 
works. The provisions of said chapter four hundred and 
twenty-four and of all acts in amendment thereof and in 
addition thereto shall, so far as they are applicable, apply 
to the indebtedness authorized by this act. 

Section 5. The interest and sinking fund requirements 
on account of the moneys expended in constructing that 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 344. 317 

part of the sewerage system provided for in this act, and the 
cost of maintenance and operation thereof, shall be deemed 
to be, and shall be paid as, a part of the interest, sinking 
fund requirements and costs specified in said chapter four 
hundred and twenty-four and acts in amendment thereof 
and in addition thereto, and shall be apportioned, assessed 
and collected in the manner provided by that chapter and 
acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, except 
as is otherwise provided herein. The town of Wellesley 
shall, in addition to the yearly payment of the assessment so 
provided for, pay into the treasury of the commonwealth for 
the sinking fund of the south metropolitan sewerage district 
such proportion of the total amount of said sinking fund, as 
existing on the first day of April in the year of its admission 
to the south metropolitan district, as the valuation of the 
said town for the said year shall bear to the total amount of 
the valuation of said district, as determined for the puri)oses 
of apportionment of assessments. Such proportion shall 
be determined by the metropolitan water and sewerage 
board, and shall be certified by said board to the treasurer 
and receiver general of the commonwealth. The treasurer 
and receiver general shall determine the total amount so to 
be paid by said town on account of its admission to the 
district, and for the payment thereof shall add one fifth of 
said total amount to the yearly sum payable by said town on 
account of its share of the interest and sinking fund require- 
ments of the district for the succeeding five years. No 
assessment on account of maintenance requirements of the 
south metropolitan sewerage district shall be made upon said 
town until the calendar year in which its sewers shall be con- 
nected w ith the south metropolitan system as herein provided. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect w^hen accepted Jg"ct.°^ *'''''°^ 
by vote of a majority of the voters of the town of Wellesley 
present and voting thereon at a meeting legally called for 
the purpose. Approved April 13, 1914- 

An Act to authorize the metropolitan water and qJkj^ 344 
sewerage board to extend the outfall sewer at 
deer island. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The metropolitan water and sewerage board ^utfaTsewe! 
is hereby authorized to construct as a part of the north met- ^^ °<^'" island. 
ropolitan sewerage system an extension of the outfall sewer 
at Deer Island. 



318 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 345. 



Certain pro- 
visions of law 
to apply. 



sewerageLo°an. Section 2. To meet the expenses incurred under the 
provisions of this act the treasurer and receiver general 
shall issue from time to time in the name and behalf of the 
commonwealth and under its seal, bonds designated on 
the face thereof, Metropolitan Sewerage Loan, to an amount 
not exceeding one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars, 
in addition to the amount of such bonds heretofore authorized 
for the construction of the north metropolitan sewerage 
works. 

Section 3. The provisions of chapter four hundred and 
thirty-nine of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
eighty-nine and of all acts in amendment thereof and in 
addition thereto shall, so far as they may be applicable, 
apply to the indebtedness authorized by this act and to 
all proceedings hereunder. 

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

AiJjyroved Ayril 13, 1914. 

Chap. 345 An Act relative to the right of women voters to 
vote for candidates for school committees. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirteen of chapter eight hundred 
and thirty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"for", in the fourth line, the words: — the nomination and 
election of, — so as to read as follows: — Section 13. Every 
female citizen having the qualifications of a male voter re- 
quired by the preceding section may have her name entered 
upon the list of voters for school committee, and shall have 
the right to vote for the nomination and election of members 
of the school committee upon complying with the require- 
ments hereinafter set forth. 

Section 2. Section one hundred and thirty-three of 
said chapter eight hundred and thirty-five is hereby amended 
by inserting after the word "more", in the twenty-second 
line, the words : — Women who are qualified to vote may 
sign nomination papers for candidates for members of the 
school committee, to be voted for at primaries, and shall be 
subject to all the provisions of law relating to such nomination 
papers, — so that the first paragraph of said section as 
amended will read as follows : — Every nomination paper 
shall state, in addition to the name of the candidate, (1) 
his residence, with the street and number thereof, if any, 
(2) the office for which he is nominated, (3) the political or 



1913, 835, § 13, 
amended. 



QualificatioDs 
of female 
voters. 



1913, 835, § 133, 
amended. 



Nomination 
papers, con- 
tents, etc. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 346. 319 

municipal party which he represents, and the paper may 
state, in not more than eight words, the occupation of the 
candidate, the pubHc offices wliich he has held, or that he is 
a candidate for renomination, provided he is at the time an 
incumbent of the office for which he seeks renomination for 
another term, but not otherwise. Every voter who signs 
such paper shall sign it in person, with his full surname, his 
Christian name, and the initial of every other name which 
he may have, and shall state his residence of the previous 
first day of April, as well as the place where he is then living, 
with the street and number thereof; but any voter who is 
prevented by physical disability from writing, or who had 
the right to vote on the first day of INlay in the year eighteen 
hundred and fifty-seven, may authorize some person to 
write his name and residence in his presence; and every 
voter may sign as many nomination papers for each office to 
be filled as there are persons to be nominated for or elected 
thereto, and no more. Women who are qualified to vote 
may sign nomination papers for candidates for members of 
the school committee, to be voted for at primaries, and sliall 
be subject to all the provisions of law relating to such nomi- 
nation papers. 

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

Apyrovcd April 13, 1914- 

An Act relative to the use of improper weighing or (Jhnr) 346 

MEASURING DEVICES IN THE PURCHASE, SALE OR EXCHANGE 
OF COMMODITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter sixty-two of the Revised Laws is hereby amended |^„e^dcj ^ ^"' 
by striking out section thirty and inserting in place thereof 
the following new section : — Section 30. A sealer or deputy Seizure of iiie- 
sealer of weights and measures may seize any weighing or 1^^ ™^*^"'^'^^' 
measuring devices which do not conform to the legal stand- 
ards or are not sealed as required by law; and any person Penalty. 
who has in his possession such weighing or measuring devices, 
with intent to use them in violation of law, shall be punished 
by a fine of not more than fifty dollars for each offence, and 
such devices, upon order of any court, shall be destroyed. 
Possession of such devices shall be prima facie evidence 
that they were intended to be used in violation of law. 
Violation of the provisions of this section shall be prosecuted 
by said officers. Approved April 13, 1914' 



320 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 347. 



Advertise- 
ments, etc., 
for persons to 
fill places of 
employees 
during strikes, 
etc., to state 
fact that strike 
exists, etc. 



Employer not 
to attempt to 
procure per- 
sons to fill 
places of em- 
ployees during 
strike, etc., 
without stating 
fact that strike 
exists, etc. 



Chap.S47 An Act to regulate the procuring of persons to take 

THE PLACES OF EMPLOYEES DURING STRIKES, LOCKOUTS 
OR OTHER LABOR DISPUTES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. If an employer, during the continuance of 
a strike among his employees, or during the continuance of 
a lockout or other labor trouble among his employees, 
publicly advertises in newspapers, or by posters or other- 
wise, for employees, or by himself or his agents solicits 
persons to work for him to fill the places of strikers, he shall 
plainly and explicitly mention in such advertisements or 
oral or written solicitations that a strike, lockout or other 
labor disturbance exists among his employees. 

Section 2. No employer, during the continuance of a 
strike, lockout or other labor trouble among his employees, 
shall directly or indirectly procure or attempt to procure 
persons to fill the places of employees involved in such 
strike, lockout or other labor trouble, if such persons are 
or have been solicited by means of advertisements or oral 
or written statements in which it has not been plainly and 
explicitly mentioned that a strike, lockout or other labor 
trouble exists in the establishment where such persons are 
to be employed. This provision shall apply whether such 
advertisements or oral or written solicitations were made 
within or without the commonwealth. 

Section 3. No person, firm, association or corporation, 
during the continuance of a strike, lockout or other labor 
trouble among the employees of another person, firm, asso- 
ciation or corporation, shall procure, or attempt to procure, 
or assist in any way in procuring, or attempting to procure 
persons to work for such other person, firm, association, or 
corporation, to fill the places of employees involved in such 
strike, lockout or other labor trouble, if such persons are or 
have been solicited by advertisements or oral or written 
statements, whether made within or without the common- 
wealth, in which it has not been plainly and explicitly men- 
tioned that a strike, lockout or other labor trouble exists 
in the establishment where such persons are to be employed. 

Section 4. Any person, firm, association or corporation 

violating any provision of this act shall be punished by a fine 

not exceeding one hundred dollars for each offence. 

^o*^nToracT Section 5. The provisions of this act shall cease to be 

be'^operatfvl? Operative when the state board of conciliation and arbi- 



No other per- 
son, firm, etc., 
to assist in 
procuring per- 
sons to fill 
places of em- 
ployees during 
strike, etc., 
unless fact has 
been stated 
that strike 
exists, etc. 



Penalty. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 348, 349. 321 

tration shall determine that the business of the employer, 
in respect to which the stril^e or other labor trouble occurred, 
is being carried on in the normal and usual manner and 
to the normal and usual extent. Said board shall determine 
this question as soon as may be, upon the application of the 
employer. 

Section 6. Chapter four hundred and forty-five of the Repeal. 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and ten and chapter five 
hundred and forty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and twelve are hereby repealed as to all offences com- 
mitted after this act takes effect. 

Approved April 13, 1914- 



An Act relative to the preparation and opening of Chap.S48 

PUBLIC WAYS FOR TRAVEL IN THE CITY OF LYNN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. After the passage of this act no person or Preparation 
corporation shall prepare or open for public travel in the city public ways 
of Lynn any way unless its location, width and grades are LynntaV'^ 
subject to and have been approved in writing by a board con- ^^^^^^' ®*''=- 
sisting of the mayor, the commissioner of streets and high- 
ways and the city engineer of said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Time of taking 
by the municipal council of the city, after a public hearing. 

Approved April 13, 191 4. 

An Act relative to the giving of state aid to helpless rjidy 349 

CHILDREN OF CERTAIN SOLDIERS AND SAILORS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The third paragraph of section three of ^^i^^td.^ ^' 
chapter four hundred and sixty-eight of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and nine, being the paragraph beginning 
with the words "Second Class", is hereby amended by in- 
serting at the end of said paragraph the words: — There 
shall also be included in this class the crippled or otherwise 
helpless children, whether minors or adults, of soldiers or 
sailors who served in either of the said wars: provided, that Proviso, 
such children are in receipt of a pension from the United 
States. 

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

Approved April 13, 1914- 



322 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 350, 351, 352. 



1908, 604, § 173, 
etc., amended. 



Repeal. 



Chap. 350 An Act relative to the pay of officers and enlisted 

MEN OF the militia. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and seventy-three of 
chapter six hundred and four of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and eight, as amended by chapter five hundred 
and thirty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, is hereby further amended by adding at the end 
thereof the words : — All sums specified as pay for officers 
and enlisted men under this section shall be paid from the 
appropriation for pay and allowances for the militia. 

Section 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 13, 1914- 

Chap.S51 An Act to create the office of commissioner op 

streets in the city of GLOUCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of commissioner of streets is 
hereby created in the city of Gloucester. Said commis- 
sioner shall be elected by the municipal council to serve for 
the term of three years, with the pov/ers and duties now 
conferred and imposed on the superintendent of streets in 
cities, as set forth in chapter twenty-five of the Revised Laws 
and acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto. 

Section 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent here- 
with are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall be submitted to the voters 
of the city of Gloucester on the official ballot at the next 
state election, and shall take effect if accepted by a majority 
of the voters present and voting thereon; otherwise it shall 
not take effect, except as respects its submission to the 
voters of the city. Approved April 13, 1914. 



Commissioner 
of streets in 
city of 
Gloucester, 
election, term, 
etc. 



Repeal. 



Act to be sub- 
mitted to voters 
at state elec- 
tion, etc. 



Chap.S52 An Act relative to pensioning laborers in the employ 

OF FIRE AND WATER DISTRICTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Any laborer in the employ of any fire or 
water district which accepts this act, who has reached the 
age of sixty years and has been in the employ of such dis- 
trict for a period of not less than twenty-five years and 



Retirement of 
laborers in em- 
ploy of fire 
and water 
districts. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 352. 323 

has become physically or mentally incapacitated for labor, 
and any laborer in the employ of any such district who has 
been in such employ for a period of not less than fifteen 
years and has become physically or mentally incapacitated 
for labor by reason of any injury received in the performance 
of his duties for such district may, at his request, with the 
approval of the prudential committee or water commissioners, 
be retired from service, and if so retired he shall receive 
from the district, for the remainder of his life, an annual 
pension equal to one half of the average annual compensa- 
tion paid to him as a laborer during the two years next prior 
to his retirement. Any laborer in the employ of such a 
district who has reached the age of sixty-five years and has 
been in such employ for a period of not less than twenty-five 
years shall be retired from service and shall receive from 
the district an annual pension computed in the manner 
hereinbefore set forth. This section shall take effect in when tws see- 
any fire or water district if accepted by a majority of the es °ct.^^^' ^''^ 
voters in that district who are present and vote thereon at 
any annual meeting or at any special meeting duly called for 
the purpose. 

Section 2. If any city or town is now under any obliga- certain 
tion under chapter five hundred and three of the acts of the city^or'town to 
year nineteen hundred and twelve or under chapter six hun- ^'^''^^^' ^*^' 
dred and seventy-one of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and thirteen to pay a pension to any employee of a 
fire or water district, that obligation shall cease on the day 
of the next regular annual meeting of the district contained 
or partly contained in such city or town; and at the said fubm°ttedto 
next annual meeting of such district this act shall be sub- vot«rsatnext 

1 1 1 i»i'i»i • 11 annual meet- 

mitted to the voters thereof, and it the act is accepted by a ing, etc. 
majority of the voters voting thereon, then the pension 
payable by the said city or town to the former employees of 
the district shall thereafter be payable by the district, and 
the obligation to pay pensions in accordance with the pro- 
visions of this act shall thereafter rest upon the said district 
and not upon the city or town in which the district is con- 
tained or partly contained. This section shall take effect 
upon the passage of this act. 

Section 3. Chapter six hundred and seventy-one of Repeal, 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 4. Except as is otherwise provided herein. Time of taking 
this act shall take eft'ect upon its passage. 

Aj) proved April 13, 1914- 



324 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 353, 354. 



Town of 
Weymouth may 
refund part of 
ita water loan. 



Town of Wey- 
mouth Water 
Loan, Act of 
1914. 



Chap.S5S An Act to authorize the town of weymouth to kefund 

PART OF ITS WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Weymouth, for the purpose of 
refunding a part of its water loan, is hereby authorized to 
cancel all of its water bonds which mature subsequent to the 
year nineteen hundred and twenty-one, and which are now 
held by said town as a part of its water loan sinking fund, 
to an amount not exceeding ninety-eight thousand dollars, 
and the town is hereby authorized to issue bonds or notes to 
an amount not exceeding said sum of ninety-eight thousand 
dollars. 

Section 2. Bonds or notes issued under authority of this 
act shall bear on their face the words, Town of Weymouth 
Water Loan, Act of 1914, and shall be payable by annual 
payments, beginning not more than one year after their date 
of issue, as follows: five thousand dollars in the year nine- 
teen hundred and fifteen and five thousand dollars annually 
thereafter until the year nineteen hundred and thirty-four, 
in which year the amount payable shall be three thousand 
dollars. 

Section 3. Said bonds or notes shall bear interest at a 
rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually, and shall be signed by the treasurer 
of the town and countersigned by the water commissioners. 
The town may sell the bonds or notes at public or private 
sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, 
but they shall not be sold for less than their par value. 

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

Approved April 13, 1914- 



Rate of 
interest, etc. 



Chap.354: An Act relative to surface drainage in the town of 

LEXINGTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The authority conferred upon the town of 
Lexington and its board of water and sewer commissioners 
by section one of chapter five hundred and four of the acts 



Certain au- 
thority of 
town of 
Lexington as 
to surface 



independent of of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-seven to deepen, 
any system^o^^ wldcn aud clear of obstructions any brook, stream or water 
course within the limits of said town, and to straighten, alter 
or divert the courses or channels thereof, may be exercised 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 355. 325 

independently of the lay-out or construction of any system 
of sewage disposal. 

Section 2. The limitation contained in section nine certain limita- 
of said chapter, as amended by section eleven of chapter *'°" «'°'«t™ed. 
three hundred and fifty-nine of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and six, in relation to the amount of indebted- 
ness that may be incurred by the town shall be construed as 
limiting only the amount which the town may borrow and 
not as limiting the amount which may be appropriated and 
expended for the purposes authorized by said chapter five 
hundred and four or by this act. 

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

{The foregoing was laid before the governor on the ninth 
day of April, 1914, and after five days it had "the force of a 
laiv'\ as prescribed by the constitution, as it was not returned 
by him with his objections thereto ivithin that time.) 



An Act to authorize the city of fall river to lease (jjmj) 355 
certain public lands for the use of the naval 
militia. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Fall River may, by its city city of Fail 
council and with the approval of the mayor, lease to the i^airc^fam 
commonwealth for a term not exceeding twenty years, [.^"navai'^"^ 
with the right to erect buildings thereon, for the use of militia. 
the naval militia situated or stationed in Fall River, a 
part of South park, so-called, in said city which abuts on 
Mount Hope bay, not, however, exceeding one hundred feet 
in width measured along the present mean high water line 
of said bay, and extending from said line westerly to the 
channel line, and easterly not more than fifty feet, upon 
such conditions, stipulations and reservations as the city 
council and the mayor may deem proper: provided, that no proviao. 
lease or renewal thereof made under authority of this act 
shall take effect until it has been approved by the board of 
park commissioners of the city. 

Section 2. The lease aforesaid may be renewed from Lease may be 
time to time, but an}^ lease granted under the provisions of reQewed, etc. 
this act shall be made as provided in section one and shall 
be subject to all limitations and restrictions contained therein. 

Approved April 15, 1914- 



326 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 356, 357, 358. 



Chap. 356 An Act relative to the appointment of administrators. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter one hundred and thirty-seven of 
the Revised Laws is hereby amended by striking out the 
First and Second clauses and inserting in place thereof the 
following clauses : — 

First. If the deceased was a married woman, her husband; 
or, if the deceased was a married man, his widow, if compe- 
tent and willing to undertake the trust, unless it is necessary 
or proper to appoint some other person. 

Second. The next of kin, as the court shall determine, 
unless it is necessary or proper to appoint some other person. 

Approved April 15, 1914.. 



R. L. 137, § 1, 
amended. 



Administration, 
to whom 
granted. 



Chap.S57 An Act to authorize the town of abington to refund 

CERTAIN indebtedness. 



Town of 
Abington may 
extend certain 
tax loans, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Abington is hereby authorized 
to extend from time to time any part of the tax loans issued 
prior to the first day of January, nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, and now outstanding, for a period not exceeding 
two years from the date of the passage of this act, and none 
of the uncollected taxes outstanding prior to the first day 
of January, nineteen hundred and fourteen, shall be appro- 
priated for any purpose so long as there are outstanding 
revenue loans. Any debt or debts incurred under the au- 
thority of this act shall be outside the statutory limit of in- 
debtedness of the town. 

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

Approved April 15, 1914- 



Chap.S5S An Act to provide for a new board of trustees for 
the foxborough state hospital. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. From and after the first Monday of June, 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, the trustees of the Fox- 
borough state hospital shall have no further power or au- 
thority over the Foxborough state hospital but shall have 
and continue to exercise the power and authority heretofore 
given them over the Norfolk state hospital, subject to the 



Trustees of the 
Norfolk state 
hospital, 
powers, etc. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 358. 327 

supervision of the state board of charity, and shall be known 
as the trustees of the Norfolk state hospital. Said trustees 
shall have authority and power to make by-laws and regula- 
tions for the administration and government of the Norfolk 
state hospital. All acts and parts of acts in regard to the 
commitment, admission, care, maintenance, detention, re- 
lease and discharge of inebriates and persons addicted to 
drugs, which have heretofore applied to the Foxborough state 
hospital shall hereafter apply to the Norfolk state hospital. 
There shall be transferred from the Foxborough state hospital ^rtahl'^doiu. 
to the Norfolk state hospital all books and documents relating authorized.' 
to the care of inebriates and of persons addicted to drugs, 
and all records of former patients at the Foxborough state 
hospital, except such persons as were committed to said 
hospital as insane persons. 

Section 2. In the month of May, nineteen hundred and Foxborough 
fourteen, the governor, with the advice and consent of the ap^p^jtJtmeuf ' 
council, shall appoint seven persons, five of whom shall be terms, etc, 
men and two of whom shall be women, who shall, after the 
first Monday of June, nineteen hundred and fourteen, con- 
stitute the board of trustees of the Foxborough state hospital, 
and who shall hold their offices from said first IMonday of 
June, one until the first Wednesday of February, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, one until the first Wednesday of Feb- 
ruary, nineteen hundred and sixteen, one until the first 
Wednesday of February, nineteen hundred and seventeen, 
one until the first Wednesday of February, nineteen hundred 
and eighteen, one until the first Wednesday of February, 
nineteen hundred and nineteen, one until the first Wednes- 
day of February, nineteen hundred and twenty, one until 
the first Wednesday of February, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-one, or until their successors shall be appointed. 
Said trustees shall, after the first INIonday of June, nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, have all the power and authority 
over the Foxborough state hospital now exercised by the 
present trustees of the Foxborough state hospital, and shall 
be subject to all the provisions of law relating to trustees of 
state hospitals for the care of the insane. 

Section 3. Section fifteen of chapter five hundred and amended. ^ ^^' 
four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine is 
hereby amended by striking out the words "except that 
the trustees of the Foxborough state hospital shall all be 
men", in the fourth and fifth fines. 

A^woved April 15, 1014- 



328 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 359, 360, 361. 



Chap.S59 An Act to PRovroE for additional clerical assistance 

IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF PROBATE AND IN- 
SOLVENCY FOR THE COUNTY OF HAMPDEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sc.^'km^nded^.' Section 1. Scction twenty-nine of chapter one hundred 
and sixty-four of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 
two hundred and six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and seven and by chapter three hundred and thirty-five of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and ten, is hereby 
further amended by striking out the word "seventeen", in 
the eleventh hne, and inserting in place thereof the word: — 
twenty-one, — so that the part of said section, as amended, 
relating to the county of Hampden will read as follows : — 
Of Hampden, twenty-one hundred dollars, payable by the 
commonwealth upon the certificate of the register, counter- 
signed by the judge of probate and insolvency. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

ApiJroved April 15, 1914. 

Chap.SQO An Act to confirm the election of certain town offi- 
cers AT the annual town MEETING OF THE TOWN OF 
SOUTH HADLEY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

townm^'tTng' Section 1. The action of the annual town meeting of 
Hadiey^con- ^^^^ towu of South Hadlcy, held on the sixteenth day of 
firmed. March in the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, pertain- 

ing to the election of a town treasurer, and of a sewer com- 
missioner for a term of three years, and all other acts of said 
meeting are hereby ratified and confirmed. 

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

Approved April 15, 1914- 

Chap.SQl An Act to authorize the town of Shrewsbury to make 

AN ADDITIONAL WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

amended.^ ^' Section 1. Chapter one hundred and five of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and three is hereby amended 
by striking out section five and inserting in place thereof 

WateTb^an. ^^6 followiug ucw scction : — Section 5. Said town may, for 
the purpose of paying the necessary expenses and liabilities 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 361. 329 

incurred under the provisions of this act, issue from time 
to time, bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding seventy 
thousand dollars. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their 
face the words, Shrewsbury Water Loan, shall be payable 
by such annual payments, beginning not more than one 
year after the date thereof, as will extinguish each loan 
within thirty years from its date, and the amount of such 
annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be less 
than the amount of the principal of said loan payable in 
any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or 
notes shall constitute a separate loan. Said bonds or notes 
shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding five per cent per 
annum, payable semi-annually, and shall be signed by the 
treasurer of the town and countersigned by a majority of 
the selectmen. The town may sell the said securities at 
public or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as it 
may deem proper, but they shall not be sold for less than 
their par value, and the proceeds shall be used only for the 
purposes herein specified. 

Section 2. Said chapter one hundred and five is hereby loos, los, § 6, 
further amended by striking out section six and inserting 
in place thereof the following new section: — Section G. f^J^^^^°^ 
Said town shall, at the time of authorizing said loan or 
loans, provide for the payment thereof in accordance with 
the provisions of section five of this act; and when a vote 
to that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the income 
derived from water rates will be sufficient to pay tlie annual 
expenses of operating its water works and the interest as it 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid by the 
town, and to make such payments on the principal as may 
be required under the provisions of this act, shall, without 
further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the town an- 
nually thereafter, in the same manner in which other taxes 
are assessed, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is 
extinguished. 

Section 3. Section seven of said chapter one hundred Repeal. 
and five is hereby repealed. 

Section 4. The debts incurred under this act by the Debts not to be 

■ coi 1 111 j.1. 1 1'Ij.'*' included within 

town ot Shreswbury shall not be reckoned m determining statutory debt 
its limit of indebtedness under chapter seven hundred and ''""*^' 
nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thir- 
teen, or other provisions of law relating to the limit of 
municipal indebtedness. 



330 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 362, 363. 



^1^01.°^*^'''°^ Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority vote of the legal voters of the town of 
Shrewsbury present and voting thereon at a legal town 
meeting called for the purpose within three years after the 
passage of this act. Approved April 15, 1914- 



Chap. S62 An Act reiative to the application of the united 

STATES NAVAL REGULATIONS TO THE NAVAL MILITIA OF 
THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. Section four of chapter five hundred and 
six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, 
which provides that, so far as is practicable, the regula- 
tions of the United States navy shall apply to the naval 
militia of the commonwealth, is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. All orders issued, acts performed and pay- 
ments made since the eighteenth day of April, nineteen 
hundred and twelve, which would have been legal under the 
militia law of this commonwealth had the said section four 
not been enacted are hereby ratified and confirmed. 

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

Approved April 16, 1914- 



1912, 506, § 4, 
repealed. 



Certain acts 
legalized. 



1911, 021, Part 
II, § 6, 
amended. 



Officers to be 
elected. 



Chap. 363 An Act to amend the charter of the city of Lawrence. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Part II of chapter six hundred and twenty- 
one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven is 
hereby amended by striking out section six and inserting in 
place thereof the following new section : — Section 6. In the 
year nineteen hundred and fourteen and in every second 
year thereafter there shall be elected at the annual election 
of said city one alderman to be director of the department 
of public property, one alderman to be director of the de- 
partment of public health and charities, and two members 
of the school committee for the term of two municipal years 
next following their respective elections. In the year nine- 
teen hundred and fifteen and every second year thereafter 
there shall be elected at the annual city election the mayor, 
one alderman to be director of the department of engineering, 
one alderman to be director of the department of public 
safety, and two members of the school committee, each 
for the two municipal years next following his election. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 363. 331 

Except as aforesaid, and as otherwise provided in this act, 
no city officer shall be elected at any city election. The 
above officers may be residents of any part of the city. 

Section 2. Part II of said chapter is hereby further ion, m, Part 
amended by striking out section ten and inserting in place amended. 
thereof the following new section: — Section 10. Any Person desiring 

d. "IIP ^'i,. rr' p 1*1 •• to have his 

igibie tor any elective omce tor which provision name printed 

is made herein may have his name printed as a candidate fiL statement 

for that office on the official ballots to be used at a pre- dl^y^ etc"'^'" 

liminary election, provided that he shall, at least ten days 

before the preliminary election, file with the city clerk a 

statement in writing of his candidacy, in substantially the 

following form : — 

STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE. 

I, , on oath declare that I reside at No. Form of 

, . • ,1 •, J! T statement. 

street, in the city ot Lawrence; 
that I am a voter in said city registered to vote for a candi- 
date for the office hereinafter named; that I am a candi- 
date for nomination for the office of* for 
the term of years, to be voted for at the pre- 
liminary election to be held on Tuesday, the 
day of , 19 ; and I request that my name 
be printed as a candidate for that office on the official ballots 
to be used at the preliminary election. 
(Signed) 
* If for the office of alderman, add the words " to be director 
of the department of (specifying the department)." 

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 

Essex, ss. 

Subscribed and sworn to this day of 

19 , before me, 

Justice of the Peace. 
(or Notary Public.) 
and provided that he shall at the same time file therewith a Petition to be 
petition of at least twenty-five registered voters of the city, 
qualified to vote for a candidate for said office, which pe- 
tition shall be in substantially the following form : — 

PETITION ACCOMPANYING STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE. 

Whereas, is a candidate for nom- Form of 

i nation for the office of * for the term p"*^'*"""- 

of years, we, the undersigned voters of the 



332 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 363. 



city of Lawrence, duly registered and qualified to vote 
for a candidate for that office, do hereby request that the 
name of said be printed on the 

official ballots to be used at the preliminary election to be 
held on the Tuesday of , 19 . 

We further state that we believe him to be of good m.oral 
character and qualified to perform the duties of the office. 

* If for the office of alderman, add the words "to be 
director of the department of (specifying the department 
named in the statement of the candidate)." 



Names op Voters. 



Street No. 



Street, if any. 



No acceptance 
required. 



19n, 621, 
Part II, § 11, 
amended. 

List of nomi- 
nations to be 
published, 
etc. 



No acceptance by a candidate for nomination named 
in the petition shall be necessary for its validity or for its 
filing, and the petition need not be sworn to. 

Section 3. Part II of said chapter is hereby further 
amended by striking out section eleven and inserting in 
place thereof the following new section: — Section 11. On 
the first day, not being Sunday or a legal holiday, following 
the expiration of the time for filing the above described 
statements and petitions, the city clerk shall cause to be 
published in one or more daily newspapers published in 
the city the names and residences of the candidates for 
nomination who have duly filed the above mentioned state- 
ments and petitions, and the offices and terms for which 
they are candidates for nomination, as they are to appear 
on the official ballots to be used at the preliminary election. 
The city clerk shall thereupon prepare the ballots to be used 
at such preliminary election, and shall cause them to be 
printed, and the ballots so prepared shall be the official 
ballots and the only ballots used at the preliminary election. 
They shall be headed as follows : — 



Official 

preliminary 

ballot. 



OFFICIAL PRELIMINARY BALLOT. 

Candidates for nomination for Mayor, Alderman to be 
director of the department of (engineering, public safety, 
public property, or public health and charities), and School 
Committee of the City of Lawrence. At a Preliminary 
Election for Nomination Held on the 
Dav of in the Year Nineteen Hundred and 



(The heading shall be varied in accordance with 
offices for which nominations are to be made.) 



the 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 363. ^ 333 

Section 4. Part II of said chapter is hereby further ion, 62i, 
amended by striking out section thirteen and inserting in Amended. ^^' 
place thereof the following new section: — Section 13. No No party 
ballots used at any annual or special city election, or at any be^used^on *° 
preliminary election, shall have printed thereon any party i'»"«*'^- 
or political designation or mark, other than the titles of 
the offices for which the candidates are nominated, and, in 
the case of aldermen, the department of which they are 
candidates for director, and there shall not be appended to 
the name of any candidate anything showing how he was 
nominated, or indicating his views or opinions. On all 
ballots to be used at annual or special city elections, or at 
preliminary elections, blank spaces shall be left at the end 
of each list of candidates for the different offices equal to 
the number to be elected thereto, in which the voter may 
insert the name of any person not printed on the ballot for 
whom he desires to vote for such office, provided that such 
person is eligible therefor. 

Section 5. Part II of said chapter is hereby further ion, 62i. 
amended by striking out section forty-one and inserting in amended. ' 
place thereof the following new section: — Section 4^- The Powers of 
mayor shall be director of the department of finance and dtTcouncii. 
public affairs and chairman ex officio of the school com- 
mittee. Each member of the city council shall manage the 
department over which he shall be elected director, subject, 
however, to the supervision and control of a majority of the 
members of the city council, acting jointly, except as other- 
wise provided in this act. The city council may, by a 
four fifths vote, when they deem it necessary for the interests 
of the city, change the distribution of the executive and 
administrative powers, authorities and duties among the 
aforesaid five general departments: 'provided, howexier, that Proviso. 
any such powers, authorities or duties pertaining to matters 
of finance shall always remain under the direction of the 
mayor. 

Section 6. This act shall be submitted to the registered f^bni'itted to 
voters of the city of Lawrence at the state election in the l^^^^on^^^^ 
year nineteen hundred and fourteen in the form of the 
following question which shall be printed on the official 
ballot for use at said election : — " Shall an act passed by 
the general court in the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, 
amending the charter of the city of Lawrence, be accepted?" 
and if a majority of the votes cast thereon are in the affirma- 
tive, this act shall take effect; otherwise it shall be void. 

Approved April 17, 1914- 



334 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 364, 365, 366. 



Interest on 
loans of city of 
Boston. 



Repeal. 



C^ap. 364 An Act relative to loans of the city of boston. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All loans hereafter issued by the city of 
Boston shall bear such rates of interest, not exceeding four 
and one half per cent per annum, and the interest shall 
be payable at such times as the city auditor, the city treas- 
urer and the mayor may determine. 

Section 2. So much of any act as is inconsistent here- 
with is hereby repealed. 

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

Approved April 17, 1914- 

Chap. 365 An Act relative to the annual meeting of the trus- 
tees OF THE MINISTERIAL FUND OF THE SOUTH PARISH 
IN ANDOVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The Trustees of the Ministerial Fund of 
the South Parish in Andover, created by an act approved 
on February sixteenth in the year eighteen hundred and 
ten, shall annually hold a meeting on or before the first 
day of March. 

Section 2. So much of the said act as is inconsistent 
herewith is hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall not apply to the current year. 

Approved April 17, 1914- 

Chap.36Q An Act to authorize the Worcester children's friend 

SOCIETY TO HOLD ADDITIONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter eighty-eight of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and forty-nine, as amended 
by section one of chapter one hundred and fourteen of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and three, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the word "two", in the fourth line, 
and inserting in place thereof the word : — three, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 2. Said corporation may, for 
the purpose aforesaid, take and hold real and personal 
property, to an amount not exceeding three hundred thou- 
sand dollars. 

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

Approved April 17, 1914- 



Annual 
meeting 



Repeal. 



1849, 88, § 2, 
etc., amended. 



May hold real 
and personal 
property. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 367, 368. 335 

An Act to regulate the sale of food fish. Chap.367 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All fresh food fish sold at wholesale shall be saie of fresh 
sold by weight at the time of delivery. whoiesaie'^reg- 

Section 2. Violation of any provision of this act shall ^^^if^^ 
be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five nor more 
than one hundred dollars for each offence. 

Approved April 17, 1914- 

An Act relative to the determination of minimum Chav.3QS 

WAGES FOR WOMEN AND MINORS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section four of chapter seven hundred and ^ended.^*' 
six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve is 
hereby amended by striking out all after the words "con- 
sisting of", in the sixth line, and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — an equal number of representatives of em- 
ployers in the occupation in question, and of persons to 
represent the female employees in said occupation, and of 
one or more disinterested persons appointed by the com- 
mission to represent the public; but the representatives of 
the public shall not exceed one half of the number of rep- 
resentatives of either of the other parties. The commission 
shall give notice to employers and employees in said occu- 
pation by publication or otherwise of its determination to 
establish a wage board and shall request that said employers 
and employees, respectively, nominate representatives for 
said board by furnishing names to the commission. The 
representatives of employers and employees shall be selected 
by the commission from names furnished by the employers 
and by the employees, respectively, provided that these 
names are furnished within ten days after the request of 
the commission. The commission shall designate as chair- 
man one of the representatives of the public, and shall make 
rules and regulations governing the selection of members 
and the modes of procedure of the boards, and shall exercise 
exclusive jurisdiction over all questions arising with reference 
to the validity of the procedure and of the determinations 
of the boards. The members of wage boards shall be com- 
pensated at the same rate as jurors, and they shall be allowed 
the necessary travelling and clerical expenses incurred in 



336 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 368. 

the performance of their duties, these payments to be made 
from the appropriation for the expenses of the commission, — 

Establishment SO as to Tcad as f ollows : — SectioTi 4- If after such in- 

bo^S^ vestigation the commission is of the opinion that in the 

occupation in question the wages paid to a substantial 
number of female employees are inadequate to supply 
the necessary cost of living and to maintain the worker 
in health, the commission shall establish a wage board 
consisting of an equal number of representatives of em- 
ployers in the occupation in question, and of persons to 
represent the female employees in said occupation, and 
of one or more disinterested persons appointed by the 
commission to represent the public; but the representa- 
tives of the public shall not exceed one half of the number 
of representatives of either of the other parties. The com- 
mission shall give notice to employers and employees in 
said occupation by publication or otherwise of its determina- 
tion to establish a wage board and shall request that said 
employers and employees, respectively, nominate repre- 
sentatives for said board by furnishing names to the com- 
mission. The representatives of employers and employees 
shall be selected by the commission from names furnished 
by the employers and by the employees, respectively, pro- 
vided that these names are furnished within ten days after 
the request of the commission. The commission shall 
designate as chairman one of the representatives of the 
public, and shall make rules and regulations governing 
the selection of members and the modes of procedure of the 
boards, and shall exercise exclusive jurisdiction over all 
questions arising with reference to the validity of the pro- 

Compensation, ccdurc and of the determinations of the boards. The 
members of wage boards shall be compensated at the same 
rate as jurors, and they shall be allowed the necessary travel- 
ling and clerical expenses incurred in the performance of 
their duties, these payments to be made from the appro- 
priation for the expenses of the commission. 

ltc?,'^^ended. SECTION 2. Scction six of Said chapter seven hundred 
and six, as amended by section two of chapter six hundred 
and seventy-three of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and thirteen, is hereby further amended by striking out the 
words "in at least one newspaper in each county of the 
commonwealth", in the fifteenth and sixteenth lines, and 
inserting in place thereof the words : — at such times and 
in such manner as it may deem advisable, — so as to read 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 368. 337 

as follows : — Section 6. Upon receipt of a report from a commission to 

11,1 • • 1 II • J.1 1 review reports 

wage board, the commission shall review the same, and may of wage boards, 
approve any or all of the determinations recommended, or leaWng^'etc. 
may disapprove any or all of them, or may recommit the 
subject to the same or to a new wage board. If the com- 
mission approves any or all of the determinations of the 
wage board it shall, after not less than fourteen days' notice 
to employers paying a wage less than the minimum wage 
approved, give a public hearing to such employers, and if, 
after such public hearing, the commission finally approves 
the determination, it shall enter a decree of its findings and 
note thereon the names of employers, so far as they may be 
known to the commission, who fail or refuse to accept such 
minimum wage and to agree to abide by it. The commission May publish 
shall thereafter publish at such times and in such manner etc.^"* '^'' ^' 
as it may deem advisable a summary of its findings and of 
its recommendations. It shall also at such times and in 
such manner as it shall deem advisable publish the facts, as 
it may find them to be, as to the acceptance of its recom- 
mendations by the employers engaged in the industry to 
which any of its recommendations relate, and may publish 
the names of employers whom it finds to be following or 
refusing to follow such recommendations. An employer Employer 
who files a declaration under oath in the supreme judicial review of 
court or the superior court to the effect that compliance with 
the recommendation of the commission would render it im- 
possible for him to conduct his business at a reasonable 
profit shall be entitled to a review of said recommendation 
by the court under the rules of equity procedure. The 
burden of proving the averments of said declaration shall 
be upon the complainant. If, after such review, the court 
shall find the averments of the declaration to be sustained, 
it may issue an order restraining the commission from 
publishing the name of the complainant as one who refuses 
to comply with the recommendations of the commission. 
But such review, or any order issued by the court thereupon, 
shall not be an adjudication affecting the commission as to 
any employer other than the complainant, and shall in no 
way affect the right of the commission to publish the names 
of those employers who do comply with its recommendations. 
The type in which the employers' names shall be printed 
shall not be smaller than that in which the news matter of 
the paper is printed. The publication shall be attested by 
the signature of at least a majority of the commission. 



recommenda- 
tions. 



338 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 368. 



Repeal. 



1912, 706, § 11, 
etc., amended. 



Employers to 
keep register of 
names, etc., of 
women and 
minor em- 
ployees. 



Commission 
may summon 
witnesses, etc. 



1912, 706, § 13, 
etc., amended. 



Penalty for 
certain acts of 
employers. 



Section 3. Section seven of said chapter seven hundred 
and six is hereby repealed. 

Section 4. Section eleven of said chapter seven hun- 
dred and six, as amended by section one of chapter three 
hundred and thirty of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and thirteen, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "him", in the fourth line, the words: — to- 
gether with a record of the amount paid each week to each 
woman and minor, — so as to read as follows: — Section 11. 
Every employer of women and minors shall keep a register 
of the names, addresses and occupations of all women and 
minors employed by him, together with a record of the 
amount paid each week to each woman and minor, and 
shall, on request of the commission or of the director of the 
bureau of statistics, permit the commission or any of its 
members or agents, or the director of the bureau of statistics 
or any duly accredited agent of said bureau, to inspect 
the said register and to examine such parts of the books and 
records of employers as relate to the wages paid to women 
and minors. The commission shall also have power to 
subpoena witnesses, administer oaths and take testimony. 
Such witnesses shall be summoned in the same manner and 
be paid from the treasury of the commonwealth the same 
fees as witnesses before the superior court. 

Section 5. Section thirteen of said chapter seven hun- 
dred and six, as amended by section three of chapter six 
hundred and seventy-three of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and thirteen, is hereby further amended by striking 
out the words "or because the employer believes that the 
employee may testify", in the fourth and fifth lines, and in- 
serting in place thereof the words : — or has served or is 
about to serve upon a wage board, or is or has been active in 
the formation thereof, or has given or is about to give in- 
formation concerning the conditions of such employee's em- 
ployment, or because the employer believes that the em- 
ployee may testify, or may serve upon a wage board, or may 
give information concerning the conditions of the employee's 
employment, — so as to read as follows : — Section 13. 
Any employer who discharges or in any other manner dis- 
criminates against any employee because such employee has 
testified, or is about to testify, or has served or is about to 
serve upon a wage board, or is or has been active in the for- 
mation thereof, or has given or is about to give information 
concerning the conditions of such employee's employment, 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 369, 370. 339 

or because the employer believes that the employee may 
testify, or may serve upon a wage board, or may give in- 
formation concerning the conditions of the employee's em- 
ployment, in any investigation or proceeding relative to the 
enforcement of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a mis- 
demeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished 
by a fine of not less than two hundred dollars and not more 
than one thousand dollars for each offence. 

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

Approved April 17, 101 4. 



An Act to authorize the town of whitman to refund Qfid-p 3^9 

CERTAIN indebtedness. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Whitman is hereby authorized y^°^^^„°^^ ^^y 
to extend from time to time any part of the tax loans issued extend certain 
prior to the first day of January, nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, and now outstanding, for a period not exceeding 
two years from the passage of this act, and none of the un- 
collected taxes outstanding prior to the first day of January, 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, shall be appropriated for 
any purpose so long as there are outstanding revenue loans. 
Any debt or debts incurred under the authority of this act 
shall be outside the statutory limit of indebtedness of the 
said town. 

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

Approved April 17, 1914- 

An Act relative to advances of money from the treas- Chav.S70 

URY of the commonwealth TO CERTAIN OFFICIALS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 , Officers who are authorized to expend money Advances from 
in behalf of the commonwealth may have money advanced for'ceTtSn^^ 
to them from the treasury, in such sums and subject to p"""!^^®^- 
such rules and regulations as the auditor of the common- 
wealth may determine, for the following purposes and 
subject to the following conditions : — To carry out the pro- 
visions of law requiring weekly payments of wages, to secure 
cash discounts wherever possible, and to pay the necessary 
expenses incurred by them or by employees of their de- 
partments when obliged to travel in the discharge of their 



340 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 371. 

duties. For other purposes, except as hereinafter provided, 
there may be advanced to them sums not exceeding one 
hundred and fifty dollars at any one time. 
mTy betcT^'*'^ SECTION 2. Thc acting paymaster general of the militia 
^rta?n*° ^^y havc advanccd to him from the treasury of the com- 
officiais. monwealth one hundred per cent of the pay and mileage for 

duty performed at camp or annual drill, under such rules 
and regulations as the auditor may prescribe, and shall 
return the unexpended balance of the sum so advanced as 
soon as possible, or at such times as the auditor may require; 
the board of prison commissioners, for aiding prisoners who 
have been discharged from the Massachusetts reformatory, 
five hundred dollars; the sergeant-at-arms, for necessary and 
legitimate expenditures made by him for committees of the 
general court while travelling under an order thereof, two 
thousand dollars, and for the incidental expenditures made 
by him in the care of the state house and grounds, five hun- 
dred dollars; the attorney-general, five hundred dollars. 
Repeal. SECTION 3. Scction thirty-fivc of chapter six of the 

Revised Laws, chapter four hundred and thirty-four of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight, chapter two 
hundred and eighteen of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and nine, chapter four hundred and eighty-eight of 
the acts of the j^ear nineteen hundred and ten, chapter one 
hundred and forty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and twelve, chapter three hundred and fifty-two of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, chapter 
forty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen and all other acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
herewith are hereby repealed. 

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

Approved April 17, 1914- 

Chap. S71 An Act to require masters in chancery to file with 

THE clerk of the MUNICIPAL COURT OF THE CITY OF 
BOSTON CERTAIN BONDS APPROVED BY THEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

TOrtam°bonds Section 1. Evcry master in chancery who shall approve 
by masters in ^ boud givcu for tlic purposc of dissolviug an attachment 
made in an action brought in the municipal court of the city 
of Boston, to which action the provisions of section one of 
chapter six hiuidred and forty-nine of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and twelve are applicable, shall file the 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 372. 341 

bond promptly with the clerk of said court. Every such 
bond may be used, at the election of the defendant, for the 
removal of the action to the superior court under the pro- 
visions of said chapter six hundred and forty-nine, and the 
bond shall be in lieu of the bond specified in section three of 
said chapter. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

A p proved April 17, 1914. 

An Act to abolish the board of public works of the (JJku) 370 
city of woburn. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The office of the board of public works of Board of 

. ii'iii 1 public works 

the city of Woburn, established by chapter one hundred abolished. 
and seventy-two of the acts of the year eighteen hundred 
and ninety-seven, is hereby abolished. 
Section 2. The powers, duties and liabilities conferred Po^ef. duties 

1.11 1 11 1 etc., transferred 

or imposed by the said chapter one hundred and seventy- to city council. 
two on the said board of public works are hereby trans- 
ferred to the city council of the city of Woburn, except 
that the powers, duties and liabilities of the said board 
of public works in respect to, 

(A) The construction, alteration, repair, care and light- Exceptions. 
ing of streets, ways, bridges and sidewalks; 

(B) The construction, alteration, repair and care of 
public buildings, except that the school committee shall 
control and direct the alteration, repair and care of school 
buildings in the use and occupation of the schools; 

(C) The construction, extension, alteration, repair and 
maintenance of the public water works; 

(D) The construction, extension, alteration, care and 
maintenance of the public sewers and drains; 

(E) The laying out and care of public parks and work in 
and upon the same; 

(F) The care, superintendence and management of public 
grounds, except such as are under the control of the school 
committee; 

(G) The care and control of shade and ornamental trees 
standing in the streets or public ways; 

(H) The supervision of the electric lights, power, tele- 
graph and telephone poles and gas pipes, and the erection, 
placing and removal thereof, are hereby transferred to the 
superintendent of public works, hereinafter provided for, 



342 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 372. 

who shall have exclusively the power vested in the water 
commissioner of the city of Woburn by chapter three hun- 
dred and seven of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
seventy-one and acts in amendment thereof or in addition 
thereto; and vested in the board of sewerage commissioners 
by chapter three hundred and eighty of the acts of the year 
eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and acts in amendment 
thereof or in addition thereto; and vested in the board of 
park commissioners by chapter one hundred and fifty-four 
of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-two, 
and acts in amendment thereof or in addition thereto; and 
vested in the surveyor of towns by the general laws of the 
commonwealth; and all powers and duties conferred or im- 
posed by general laws upon the water commissioners, sewerage 
commissioners, park commissioners and surveyor of high- 
ways of towns, and all provisions of law relating to water 
commissioners, sewer commissioners, park commissioners 
and surveyor of highways shall apply to the said superin- 
tendent of public works, if not inconsistent herewith. 
of"^biifworks. Section 3. Upon the passage of this act, the mayor 
appointment, of the city of Wobum shall appoint a superintendent of 
public works for a term of two years, who shall be a person 
specially fitted by education, training and experience to 
perform the work devolving upon him. In making this 
appointment the mayor shall sign a certificate in the following 
form : — 

I hereby appoint (name of appointee) to the position of 
superintendent of public works of the city of Woburn, and 
certify that, in my opinion, he is a person specially fitted by 
education, training and experience to perform the duties of 
that office. 

(Signature of mayor) 

toTe approved Section 4. The Certificate of appointment shall be filed 
by civil service ^rj^j^ ^[^q citv clcrk, who shall thereupon forward a certi- 

commiasioners. „ , , . ., . . . -^ _p,, 

ned copy to the civil service commissioners. The said com- 
missioners shall immediately make a careful inquiry into 
the qualifications of the nominee under such rules as they 
may, with the consent of the governor and council establish, 
and, if they conclude that he is a competent person with the 
requisite qualifications, they shall file with the city clerk of 
the city of Woburn a certificate, signed by at least a majority 
of the said commission, that they have made a careful 
inquiry into the qualifications of the appointee, and that, in 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 372. 343 

their opinion, he is quahfied for the office by education, 
training and experience, as the case may be, and that they 
approve the appointment. Upon the fihng of said certificate 
the appointment shall become operative, subject, however, 
to all provisions of law or ordinance in regard to the accept- 
ance of office, oath of office, and filing bonds. If the com- 
mission does not within thirty days after the receipt of said 
notice file said certificate with the city clerk of the city of 
Woburn, the appointment shall be void. 

Section 5. The superintendent of public works shall J^J^ °^ °®<'^' 
hold office for a term of two years from the date when his 
appointment becomes operative by the filing of said certificate 
by the civil service commissioners, and until his successor 
is chosen and qualified. Thereafter, there shall be appointed 
every two years by the mayor in the manner provided in 
sections three, four and five of this act, a superintendent of 
public works, who shall hold office for the same period and 
shall possess the qualifications, and be subject to the pro- 
visions specified in the said sections except, however, that 
if the person holding the office is reappointed the approval of 
the civil service commissioners shall not be required. 

Section G. The superintendent of public works shall be to be subject 
sworn to the faithful performance of his duties by the mayor, ^c'^o^/cfty""^' 
or by the city clerk, or by a justice of the peace, and shall '=°"°''''' ^*<'- 
receive such compensation as the city council, with the ap- 
proval of the mayor, shall determine, and shall be subject 
to such instructions, rules and regulations as the city council 
by its vote may impose. 

Section 7. The mayor may remove the superintendent ^ay be re- 
of public works by filing with the city clerk a written state- 
ment setting forth in detail the specific reasons for his re- 
moval, a copy of which shall be delivered to the said super- 
intendent of public works: provided, hoivever, that, if the Proviso, 
superintendent of public works so requests, a hearing shall 
be given him on said charges before the city council, at which 
time the charges shall be read and all persons heard. If a 
majority of the city council, after the hearing, vote to sustain 
the mayor, the order of removal shall be final. If a majority 
of the city council vote not to sustain the mayor, the said 
order shall become void and the superintendent of public 
works shall be reinstated. 

Section S. Any vacancy occurring in the office of Vacancy. 
superintendent of public works shall be filled in the same 
manner provided in sections three, four and five of this act. 



344 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 373, 374. 

for the remainder of the term. Pending such appointment 
and confirmation, the mayor may designate a person to 
perform the duties of the office temporarily. 
^oML^LTnot Section 9. The provisions of section thirty-eight of 
to apply. chapter one hundred and seventy-two of the acts of the year 

eighteen hundred and ninety-seven shall not apply to the 
said superintendent of public works, nor to any persons that 
he may employ. 
m'tt^d to""*" Section 10. This act shall be submitted to the voters 
stete"eiect^on* ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ statc elcctiou, and if a majority of the 
registered voters voting at said election shall declare in the 
affirmative, this act shall take effect on the first Monday in 
January, nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Approved April 17 y 1914. 

Chap.S7S An Act to provide for aiding free public libraries in 

SMALL TOWNS AND RELATIVE TO THE EXPENSES OF THE 
BOARD OF FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMISSIONERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

pibHc fiteiries SECTION 1. The board of free public library commis- 

in small towns, sioncrs may annually expend a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars in aid of free public libraries, especially in those 
towns the valuation of which does not exceed one million 
dollars. Such aid may include the furnishing of books in 
small quantities, visits to libraries, the instruction of li- 
brarians, and such other means of encouraging and stimu- 
lating the small libraries as said commissioners shall deem 

Proviso. advisable: protided, that a full detail of expenditures under 

this act shall be printed in the annual report of the com- 
missioners. 

S^'^'etc^^^'^'' Section 2. No member of the board shall receive any 
compensation, but the board may annually expend not more 
than five thousand dollars, payable by the commonwealth, 
for clerical assistance and for other necessary expenses. 

Repeal. SECTION 3. So mucli of any act as is inconsistent here- 

with is hereby repealed. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 17, 1914' 

Chap. "^7^ An Act relative to the annual report of the board 
OF free public library commissioners. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

nuaTreport.'*''" Section 1. Twcuty-fivc hundred copies of the report of 
the board of free public library commissioners shall be an- 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 375. 345 

nually printed as one of the public document series, twelve 
hundred copies of which shall be for the special use of the 
said board. 

Section 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent here- Repeal. 
with are hereby repealed. 

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

Approved April 17, 101 4. 



An Act relative to increasing the amount of state Chap.375 

AID to certain recipients. 

Be it encicted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter four hundred and '^^^i^^fj-^ "■ 
sixty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
nine is hereby amended by striking out the word "four", 
in the sixth line, and inserting in place thereof the word : — 
six, — and by striking out the word "eight", in the seventh 
line, and inserting in place thereof the word: — twelve, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 6. No state aid shall be Limits of 
paid to or for a person of the first class of section three ex- paid""" ^ 
ceeding in any one month three fourths of the monthly 
amount of his pension, nor exceeding six dollars in any one 
month; or to or for a person of the second, third, fourth or 
fifth class of said section exceeding six dollars in any one 
month; and no more than twelve dollars shall be paid to 
or for all the dependent relatives of any one soldier or sailor 
in any one month. State aid shall not be paid to or for any No aid to be 

, ^. ., , (• • • j_i 'xl O • paid in certain 

soldier or sailor on account or service in the war with bpain, cases, unless, 
or to his dependent relatives, unless he enlisted or was ap- 
pointed in the service of the United States after the four- 
teenth day of February and prior to the twelfth day of 
August in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight; 
but it may be allowed to or for volunteers mustered into 
the service of the United States in Massachusetts regi- 
ments after said twelfth day of August but prior to the first 
day of January, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, who shall 
otherwise be qualified to receive the same, and to or for their 
dependent relatives. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on the first day of T>^,t.°^ *^'''°^ 
May, nineteen hundred and fourteen. 

Approved April 17, 1914' 



346 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 376, 377. 



1908, 604, § 83, 
amended. 



Recruiting 
officers. 



Chap.S7Q An Act relative to recruiting officers of the militia. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter six hundred and four of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and eight is hereby amended 
by striking out section eighty-three and inserting in place 
thereof the following new section : — Section 83. The com- 
manding officers of brigades, regiments, corps of cadets, 
separate battalion, or squadron signal corps or company 
and of the naval brigade shall be the recruiting officers for 
their respective non-commissioned staffs, and enlisted men 
attached to the headquarters of their commands and senior 
medical officers assigned to any of the above named or- 
ganizations shall be the recruiting officers of the sanitary 
troops of their respective organizations. The chief of 
the medical department or an officer designated by him 
shall be the recruiting officer of sanitary troops assigned 
to the signal corps. The chiefs of the staff corps and de- 
partments or officers designated by said chiefs shall be the 
recruiting officers for their respective corps. The com- 
manding officers of field hospitals and ambulance companies 
shall be the recruiting officers of their respective commands. 
Persons appointed by the commander-in-chief for new 
companies shall act as recruiting officers thereof until a 
captain is elected or appointed. Company commanders 
shall be the recruiting officers for their commands. In 
case of a vacancy the commanding officer of a regiment, 
separate battalion or squadron, may order some officer to 
perform the duty until the vacancy is filled. Recruiting 
officers may enroll applicants for enlistment above the 
maximum allowed by law, not exceeding fifteen in number in 
each company, and such applicants may be instructed and 
drilled as recruits, and in the discretion of the recruiting 
officer may be preferred for enlistment as vacancies may 
occur. 

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

Approved April 17, 1914- 

Chap. 377 An Act to authorize the town of fairhaven to acquire 

AND maintain A FREE PUBLIC WHARF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

ha^J'n^jlIy"' Section 1. The town of Fairhaven is hereby authorized 
pier etc*'"for a ^^ takc, hold and maintain for the purpose of a wharf for a 

public wharf. 



Vacancy. 



Additional re- 
cruits, enroll- 
ment, etc. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 377. 347 

free public landing the existing abutment or pier of the old 
New Bedford and Fairhaven bridge now standing in the tide 
waters of the Acushnet river within the territorial limits of 
the town of Fairhaven, together with so much of the public 
highway leading thereto as the selectmen of the town may 
determine to be necessary or convenient for use in connec- 
tion with said public landing. 

Section 2. The town of Fairhaven is also authorized to May repair or 
repair or rebuild the said abutment from time to time, and, plerl'etc*' 
subject to the provisions of chapter ninety-six of the Revised 
Laws, to make alterations in or additions to the said abut- 
ment or pier. 

Section 3. The provisions of chapter three hundred and ^ep^ai- 
eighty-seven of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-eight, requiring the removal of said abutment or pier 
by the county commissioners of the county of Bristol sub- 
ject to the directions of the war department of the United 
States, are hereby repealed. 

Section 4. The powers conferred by this act upon the Powers of se- 
town of Fairhaven may be exercised by the selectmen for ^'' '"'^"" 
the time being of said town. The selectmen shall also have 
power to make rules and regulations governing the use of 
said wharf as a free public landing, and shall have authority 
to appoint a custodian of the wharf and to fix his compensa- 
tion, to be paid by the town. 

Section 5. Before taking possession of said pier or abut- ^^^^"^^^^^^' 
ment and part of the highway leading thereto, the selectmen filed, etc. 
of said town shall file in the registry of deeds for the southern 
district of the county of Bristol a plan showing the said pier 
or abutment as it exists at the date of such filing, together 
with the public highway leading thereto, and showing the 
part of the public highway taken for the purposes of said 
public landing, together with a statement signed by the 
selectmen stating that said pier or abutment and such part 
of the public highway so shown are taken under the authority 
of this act for the purposes thereof. 

Section 6. This act shall be submitted to the voters of J^^'^_°^ *^''''^^ 
the town of Fairhaven within one year after its passage, 
either at a special meeting called for the purpose by the 
selectmen in the same manner in which an annual town 
meeting is called, or at an annual town meeting; and shall 
take effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters 
present and voting thereon. Approved April 17, 1014- 



348 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 378, 379. 



Chap. S7 8 An Act to establish a part of the harbor line in new 

BEDFORD HARBOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Hnfin^New"' SECTION 1. The liiic hereinafter described between the 
2tabiL'her''°' Philadelphia and Reading wharf, so-called, and a point oppo- 
site the southerly end of Fish island in New Bedford harbor 
in the city of New Bedford is hereby established as a har- 
bor line l3eyond which no wharf, pier or other structure 
shall be extended into or over the tide waters of said har- 
bor : — Beginning at a point in the harbor line established 
by chapter two hundred and sixty-nine of the acts of the 
year eighteen hundred and forty-eight, at its intersection 
with a line drawn easterly by the north face of Merrill's 
wharf; thence running northerly in an extension of said line 
as now established south of said w^harf, about eight hundred 
feet to an intersection with a line drawn easterly by the north 
face of the city's wharf known as Pier One; thence running 
northwesterly about eight hundred and five feet to the har- 
bor line established by chapter one hundred and forty-five 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six, at its inter- 
section with an extension easterly of the southerly line of 
property of the Old Colony Railroad Company known as 
Hazzard's wharf. 

Section 2. That part of the harbor line in said harbor 
established by chapter two hundred and sixty-nine of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and forty-eight and by 
chapter one hundred and forty-five of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and six upon the part of the harbor front- 
age covered by the line established by this act is hereby 
superseded. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 17, 1914- 



Part of old har- 
bor line super- 
seded. 



Chap.S7Q An Act relative to the use of false weights and 

MEASURES. 



R. L. 62, § 33. 
etc., amended. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section thirty-three of chapter sixty-two of the Revised 
Laws, as amended by chapter two hundred and fifteen of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and six, is hereby further 
amended by inserting after the word "commodity", in the 
fourth line, the word : — bought, — and after the word 



measures. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 380. 349 

** exchanged", in the same Hne, the words: — or for hire or 
reward, — so as to read as follows: — Section 33. Whoever Penalty for 
uses, or has in his possession with intent to use, a false or weightfan'd^'^^ 
condemned weight, measure, scale, balance or beam for 
weighing or measuring any commodity bought, sold or ex- 
changed, or for hire or reward, may for each offence be 
fined not more than fifty dollars. The possession of such 
weight, measure, scale, balance or beam shall be prima facie 
evidence that the same was intended to be used in violation 
of law. Approved April 17, 1914. 

An Act relative to the compensation of members of nhnr) 380 

THE MILITIA WHO ARE INJURED IN THE DISCHARGE OF 
THEIR DUTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section one hundred and ninety-eight of etc^'j^^ended^' 
chapter six hundred and four of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and eight, as amended by chapter one 
hundred and seventy of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and nine, is hereby further amended by striking 
out the word "or", in the sixth line, and by inserting after 
the word "sixty", in the same line, the words: — or one 
hundred and sixty-two, — and by inserting after the word 
"ordered", in the ninth line, the word: — military, — so as 
to read as Mlows: — Section IDS. A member of the vol- Compensation 

lor injuries to 

unteer militia or of the naval brigade who shall, when on members of 
duty or when assembled thereror under the provisions or 
sections one hundred and forty-one, one hundred and forty- 
two, one hundred and fifty-one, one hundred and fifty-two, 
one hundred and sixty, or one hundred and sixty-two, re- 
ceive any injury, by reason of such duty or assembly, or 
who shall without fault or neglect on his part be wounded 
or disabled while performing any such lawfully ordered mili- 
tary duty, which shall temporarily incapacitate him from 
pursuing his usual business or occupation, shall, during the 
period of such incapacity, receive such compensation as shall 
be fixed by a board appointed to inquire into his claim, not 
exceeding in amount the pay provided for by this act and 
actual necessary expenses for care and medical attendance. 
All claims arising under this section shall be inquired into investigation of 
by a board of three officers, at least one being a medical 
officer, to be appointed by the commander-in-chief upon the 
application of the member making the claim. Such board 



350 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 381. 



shall have the same power to take evidence, administer oaths, 
issue subpoenas and compel witnesses to attend and testify 
and produce books and papers, and punish their failure to 
do so, as is possessed by a general court-martial. The find- 
ings of the board shall be subject to the approval of the com- 
mander-in-chief. The amount found due such member by 
said board, to the extent that its findings are approved by 
the commander-in-chief, shall be a charge and shall be paid 
in like manner as other military accounts are paid. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 17, 1914. 



Board of com- 
missioners for 
the promotion 
of uniformity 
of legislation 
in United 
States estab- 
lished. 



Chap.SSl An Act to establish a board of commissioners for the 

PROMOTION OF UNIFORMITY OF LEGISLATION IN THE UNITED 
STATES. 

Be it enojcted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The governor, with the advice and consent 
of the council, shall within thirty days after the twenty- 
eighth day of July, nineteen hundred and fourteen, appoint 
three suitable persons to be a board of commissioners for 
the promotion of uniformity of legislation in the United 
States. The commissioners shall meet and organize within 
thirty days after their appointment, and shall hold office for 
a term not exceeding five years from the date of their organ- 
ization. Any vacancy in the board arising from resignation 
or otherwise shall be filled for the unexpired term by appoint- 
ment by the governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council. The governor may remove for cause any or all of 
said commissioners. 

Section 2. It shall be the duty of said board to examine 
the subjects of marriage and divorce, insolvency, the descent 
and distribution of property, the execution and probate of 
wills and other subjects upon which uniformity of legisla- 
tion in the various states and territories of the United States 
is desirable, but which are outside of the jurisdiction of the 
congress of the United States; to confer upon these matters 
with the commissioners appointed by other states and terri- 
tories for the same purpose; to consider and draft uniform 
laws to be submitted for approval and adoption by the sev- 
eral states; and generally to devise and recommend such 
other or further course of action as may tend to accomplish 
the purposes of this act. 



Duties. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 382. 351 

Section 3. The said board shall keep a record of all of nuaii"rcport!" 
its doings, and shall, on or before the thirty-first day of De- 
cember in each year, and may at any other time report its 
doings and its recommendations to the governor and council, 
to be transmitted to the general court. 

Section 4. No member of said board shall receive any Compensation. 
compensation for his services, but each member shall be 
repaid from the state treasury the amount of his actual trav- 
elling and other necessary expenses incurred in the discharge 
of his official duty, after the account thereof has been audited 
by said board and by the state auditor. The said board 
shall keep a full account of its expenditures and shall record 
the same in each annual report. 

Section 5. The said board is hereby authorized in its Contribution 

1. ,., x'Ij, 1 i !• for conference 

discretion to contribute each year a sum not exceeding one ofcommis- 
hundred dollars toward the expenses of the conference of form "tat" "i^ws. 
commissioners on uniform state laws, the same to be paid 
from the money authorized by this act to be appropriated 
for the expenses of the board. 

Section 6. To carry out the provisions of this act a Expenditure 
sum not exceeding three thousand dollars may be expended. 

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

Approved April 17, 1914- 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance Cfiav 382 

of the RUTLAND STATE SANATORIUM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appropri- Rutland state 

.„, . piT»ii STL- ^i sanatorium, 

ated, tor the maintenance or the Rutland state sanatorium, maintenance. 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit : — From the receipts 
of said sanatorium now in the treasury of the common- 
wealth, the sum of forty-one thousand six hundred sixty- 
seven dollars and three cents; and from the treasury of the 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred fifty-one thousand four hundred thirty- 
two dollars and ninety-seven cents. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 17, 1914- 



352 Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 383, 384, 385. 

Chap.SSS An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE NORTH READING STATE SANATORIUM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^ate^sa^Ito-"^ Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
''ance™*'"***" priatcd, for the maintenance of the North Reading state 
sanatorium, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, to wit: — 
From the receipts of said sanatorium now in the treasury 
of the commonwealth, the sum of twenty-one thousand nine 
hundred eighteen dollars and fourteen cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding sixty-six thousand six hundred seventy- 
three dollars and fourteen cents. 

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

Approved April 17, W14- 

Chap. 384: An Act to establish the salaries of the members and 
secretary of the board of registration in phar- 
macy. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Salaries of SECTION 1. The members of the board of registration in 

board ot regis- ii i • i i ? 

tration in phar- pharmacy shall each receive an annual salary oi seven hun- 
lished. dred dollars, except that the secretary of the board shall 

receive an annual salary of one thousand dollars, to be so 
allowed and paid from the first day of January in the year 
nineteen hundred and fourteen. 
Repeal. Section 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 17, 1914- 

Chap. 385 An Act relative to the compensation and expenses 

OF guardians ad litem. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

R. L. 152, § 13. Section thirteen of chapter one hundred and fifty-two of 
the Revised Laws, as amended by section twenty-one of 
chapter five hundred and forty-four of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and two, is hereby further amended by 
adding at the end thereof the words: — The compensation 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 386. 353 

of such guardian shall be determined by the court and, to- 
gether with his necessary expenses, shall be paid by the libel- 
lant if the court so orders, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 13. If during the pendency of a libel the libellee is Guardian for 
insane, the court shall appoint a suitable guardian to appear « » e ee. 
and answer in like manner as a guardian for an infant defend- 
ant in an action at law may be appointed. The compensa- 
tion of such guardian shall be determined by the court and, 
together with his necessary expenses, shall be paid by the 
libellant if the court so orders. 

Approved April 17, 1914- 



An Act rel.\tive to notes issued by counties. Chap.SSQ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty-nine of chapter twenty-one r.l. 21, §39, 
of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by adding at the ^™^° '^ ' 
end thereof the words : — No note issued under this section 
shall be considered to be non-negotiable by reason of the 
fact that it is expressly made payable as above provided, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 39. County commis- Debts for tem- 

11, n, 1 . J.' • J.' porary loans 

sioners may incur debts tor temporary loans in anticipation regulated, 
of, and to be paid from, the taxes of the year in which such 
debts are incurred to an amount not exceeding the current 
annual tax; but until the annual tax has been granted by 
the general court, it shall not exceed the amount of the 
previous annual tax. They may issue the notes of the 
county therefor, bearing interest. Such notes shall be 
signed by the treasurer and countersigned by a majority 
of the county commissioners; shall be expressly made payable 
from the taxes of the year in which they are issued; shall 
become due and payable within one year after the date 
when the debt for which they are issued was incurred; and 
shall not be sold at less than par. Except as herein pro- 
vided, neither county commissioners nor county treasurers, 
except in Suffolk and Nantucket counties, shall have au- 
thority to borrow money or negotiate loans upon the credit 
of the county. No note issued under this section shall be 
considered to be non-negotiable by reason of the fact that 
it is expressly made payable as above provided. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage To apply only 
and shall apply only to notes issued after its passage. a°ter°passage^of 

Approved April 17, 1914. ^''- 



354 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 387, 388, 389. 



Ceitain courts 
to have juris- 
diction over 
prosecutious 
concerning 
false weighta 
and measures. 



Chap.S87 An Act reljVtive to complaints and prosecutions con- 
cerning FALSE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Complaints and prosecutions for violations 
of the statutes relating to the use or giving of false or in- 
sufficient weights or measures may also be begun and prose- 
cuted in the court having jurisdiction over the place to 
which the goods concerned are shipped. 

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

Ayyvovcd Ayril 17, 1914- 

Chap. 388 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance 
of the reformatory for women. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding seventy-one thousand 
four hundred nine dollars and fifty cents is hereby appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the maintenance of the re- 
formatory for women, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen. 

For the town of Framingham, toward the annual expense 
of maintaining the system of sewage disposal at said re- 
formatory, the sum of six hundred dollars. 

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

Apx^rovcd April 17, 1914- 

Chap.389 An Act to authorize the city of medford to borrow 

money for filling in and grading public PKriYGROUNDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of INIedford, for the purpose of 
filling in and grading public playgrounds, is hereby au- 
thorized to borrow the sum of twenty-five thousand dol- 
lars, and to issue its bonds or notes therefor from time to 
time. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words, 
Medford Playground Loan, Act of 1914; shall be payable 
at the expiration of periods not exceeding ten years from 
the respective dates of issue; shall bear interest, payable 
semi-annually, at a rate not exceeding four and one half 
per cent per annum; and shall be signed by the mayor and 
treasurer of the city, and countersigned by the auditor. 
The city may sell the said securities at public or private sale, 



Reformatory 
for women, 
maintenance. 



System of 
sewage disposal. 



Medford Play- 
ground Loan, 
Act of 1914. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 390. 355 

upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but 
they shall not be sold for less than their par value, and the 
proceeds shall be used solely for the purpose herein specified. 

Section 2. The city, at the time of authorizing the Payment of 
said loan, shall provide for the payment thereof by such ^°^'^' 
annual payments, beginning not more than one year after 
the first issue of such bonds or notes, as will extinguish the 
loan within ten years from its date, and the amount of such 
annual payment in any one year shall not be less than the 
amount of the principal of the said loan payable in any 
subsequent year. When a vote to the foregoing effect has 
been passed, a sum sufficient to pay the interest as it accrues, 
and to make such payments of the principal as may be re- ^ 

quired by this act, shall, without further vote, be assessed 
by the assessors of the city in each year thereafter, 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 April 17, 1914- 

An Act to authorize clerks of the superior court to Qhnr) 390 

ADMIT PRISONERS TO BAIL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section fifty-six of chapter two hundred i^- l- 217, §56, 
and seventeen of the Revised Laws, as amended by chapter 
two hundred and twenty-six of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and twelve, is hereby further amended by inserting 
after the word "court", in the second line, the words: — 
a clerk of courts or the clerk of the superior court for criminal 
business in the county of Suft'olk, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 66. A justice of the supreme judicial court Magistrates 
or of the superior court, a clerk of courts or the clerk of uj^'bauf ^ "^ °^'* 
the superior court for criminal business in the county of 
Suffolk, a standing or special commissioner appointed by 
either of said courts, a justice or clerk of a police, district or 
municipal court, a master in chancery or a trial justice, upon 
application of a prisoner or witness held under arrest or com- 
mitted, either on a warrant or without one, or held in the 
custody of an officer under a mittimus, may inquire into 
the case and admit such prisoner or witness to bail; and 
may admit to bail any person who is committed for not find- 
ing sureties to recognize for him. All persons authorized to 
take bail under the provisions of this section shall be governed 



356 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 391, 392, 393. 



by the rules established by the supreme judicial court or the 
superior court. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 21, 1914- 

Chap. 391 An Act to authorize the board of education to i\l\in- 

TAIN CLASSES FOR THE TRAINING OF TEACHERS FOR STATE- 
AIDED VOCATIONAL AND CONTINUATION SCHOOLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of education is hereby authorized 
to establish and maintain classes for the purpose of training 
teachers for vocational and continuation schools, established 
under the provisions of chapter four himdred and seventy- 
one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, 
chapter one hundred and six of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and twelve and chapter eight hundred and five of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen. 

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

Approved April 21, 1914- 



Establishment 
of classes for 
training 
teachers for vo- 
cational 
schools, etc., 
authorized. 



1896, 110, 
amended. 



Chap. 392 An Act relative to fishing in the waters of lake 

CHAUBUNAGUNGAMAUG in the town of WEBSTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and ten of the acts 
of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-six is hereby amended 
by striking out the word "January", in the third line, and 
inserting in place thereof the word : — March, — and also 
by striking out the words "first day", in the same line, and 
inserting in place thereof the words : — twentieth day, — so 
as to read as follows : — Whoever takes or catches any fish 
in the waters of Lake Chaubunagungamaug in the town of 
Webster, between the first day of March and the twentieth 
day of June in each year, shall be punished by a fine not ex- 
ceeding twenty dollars for each offence. 

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

Approved April 21, 1914- 

Chap. 393 An Act relative to the returns of votes for certain 

COUNTY OFFICERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

imendod.^ ^^^' Section 1. Scctiou three hundred and eighteen of 
chapter eight hundred and thirty-five of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and thirteen is hereby amended by 



Taking of fish 
in Lake Chau- 
bunagunga- 
maug 
restricted. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 393. 357 

inserting after the word "residence", in the seventh Une, 
the words: — and number of votes received by each can- 
didate in each city and town, with the name, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 318. The county commissioners County com- 
to whom the copies of the records of votes for county treas- exam°nrcer° 
urer and register of deeds have been transmitted shall, on votes?etc °^ °^ 
the first Wednesday of the month following the election, 
examine such copies, determine what persons appear to be 
elected, issue certificates of election to them and give notice Notice to see- 
to the secretary of the commonwealth of the name, residence, cSmmonViSth. 
and number of votes received by each candidate in each 
city and town, with the name and term of office of every 
person elected. 

In the county of Suffolk, the election commissioners of Returns of 

T» 111*!' 1 i> 1 !• (» • votes for regis- 

isoston shall, withm ten days alter the election or register ter of deeds, 
of deeds, in like manner examine the copies of the records county. 
of votes, determine who appears to be elected, issue a cer- 
tificate and give notice as above provided. 

Section 2. Section three hundred and nineteen of ame'^jej ^ ^*^' 
said chapter is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
*' residence", in the fifteenth and sixteenth lines, the words: — 
and number of votes received by each candidate in each 
city and town, with the name, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 319. In each county except Suffolk and Nantucket, Board of ex- 
the judge and register of the probate court and the clerk amlnffncet-' 
of the courts shall be a board of examiners; and if two of *^;° '=°"'^"«^' 
said offices are held by the same person in any county, the 
sheriff shall be a member of the board. The members of 
said board shall each be paid at the rate of three dollars a 
day for every day employed in the performance of their 
duties and ten cents a mile for travel to and from the place 
of their meeting; and their accounts shall be audited and 
settled by the county treasurer. Said board shall meet 
on the first Wednesday of the month following an election 
for county commissioner or associate commissioners and 
shall examine such copies, determine what persons appear 
to be elected, issue certificates of election to them and give 
notice to the secretary of the commonwealth of the name. Notice to sec- 
residence, and number of votes received by each candidate monweaith!"'' 
in each city and town, with the name and term of office of 
every person so elected, and shall, within three days there- 
after deposit said copies in the office of the clerk of the 
courts. 

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

Approved April 21, 1914- 



358 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 394, 395. 



State infirmary, 
maintenance. 



C hap. S94: An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

OF THE STATE INFIRMARY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding four hundred and 
sixty-one thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be 
paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the 
ordinary revenue, for the maintenance of the state infirmary, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fourteen. 

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

Approricd Ajml 21, 1914. 



Boundarj' line 
between the 
city of North- 
ampton and 
town of East- 
hampton estab- 
lished. 



Chap.S95 An Act to establish the boundary line between the 

CITY OF NORTHAMPTON AND THE TOWN OF EAST- 
HAMPTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The following described line shall hereafter 
be the boundary line between the city of Northampton and 
the town of Easthampton: — Beginning at the corner of 
the towns of Easthampton and Iladley and the city of North- 
ampton, an unmarked point in the middle of the Connecticut 
river; thence south seventy-eight degrees west, true bearing, 
about six hundred and fifty feet to the witness mark, a 
sandstone monument standing in the present boundary line 
in latitude forty-two degrees, seventeen minutes, twenty-four 
and sixty-eight hundredths seconds, and longitude seventy- 
two degrees, thirty-seven minutes, six and tliirty-eight 
hundredths seconds, on the easterly side of the Northampton- 
Holyoke highway, at a point four hundred and fifty feet north 
of the bridge over the Ox Bow; thence continuing along the 
old channel of the Ox Bow to a point opposite the witness 
mark; thence south thirty-six degrees, twenty-two minutes 
west, true bearing, about four hundred feet to the witness 
mark, a sandstone monument standing about fifty feet south- 
westerly from the southwesterly shore of the Ox Bow; 
thence in the same direction one thousand and fourteen feet 
to a sandstone monument standing in the present boundary 
line twenty-one feet northeasterly from a junction of high- 
ways; thence north fourteen degrees, twenty-eight minutes 
west, true bearing, one thousand five hundred and twenty 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 395. 359 

feet to a sandstone monument standing in the present 
boundary line on the easterly side of the travelled way; 
thence north seventy-five degrees, nine minutes west, true 
bearing, four hundred and fifty-three feet to a sandstone 
monument standing at an angle in the present boundary 
line on the northeasterly side of the highway; thence north 
forty-two degrees, thirty minutes west, true bearing, nine 
hundred and seventy-seven feet to a sandstone monument 
standing at an angle in the present boundary line on the 
northeasterly side of the highway; thence north fifty-five 
degrees, fifteen minutes west, true bearing, eight hundred and 
sixty-six feet to a sandstone monument standing at an angle 
in the present boundary line on the westerly side of the 
electric railway; thence south seventy degrees, thirteen 
minutes west, true bearing, three thousand three hundred 
and sixty-five feet to a sandstone monument standing at an 
angle in the present boundary line five hundred and twenty- 
five feet northeasterly from the junction of Lyman and 
Northampton streets; thence north eighteen degrees, thirty- 
three minutes east, true bearing, two hundred and fourteen 
feet to a sandstone monument standing at an angle in the 
present boundary line; thence north eighty-three degrees, 
fifty-three minutes west, true bearing, three thousand two 
hundred and sixteen feet to a sandstone monument stand- 
ing in the present boundary line on the easterly side of 
Florence street about six hundred and fifty feet north of 
its junction with Lyman street; thence northerly along the 
easterly side line of Florence street about six hundred and 
twenty feet to a point opposite a sandstone monument 
standing in the present boundary line on the westerly side 
of said street; thence south eighty degrees, fifty-eight 
minutes west, true bearing, fifty feet to said monument; 
thence in the same direction, seventeen thousand six hun- 
dred and fifty-nine feet to a sandstone monument standing 
at the corner of the towns of Easthampton and Westhampton 
and the city of Northampton, in latitude forty-two degrees, 
seventeen minutes, three and forty-two hundredths seconds, 
and longitude seventy-two degrees, forty-four minutes, 
thirteen and eighty-two hundredths seconds. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 21, 1914- 



360 Acts, 1914. — Chap. 396. 



Chap.S9Q An Act to empower the mayor of the city op 

GLOUCESTER TO APPOINT MEMBERS OF THE LICENSING 
BOARD OF THAT CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Imendid.^^' Section 1. Section six of chapter six hundred and 
eleven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight, 
being an act entitled "An Act to amend the charter of the 
city of Gloucester", is hereby amended by inserting after 
the word "act", in the sixteenth line, the words: — with 
the exception that the mayor shall make all original appoint- 
ments to the licensing board, shall fill all vacancies in the 
board for the residue of any unexpired term, and shall also 
have in respect to said licensing board the power and au- 
thority set forth in chapter one hundred of the Revised 
Laws and amendments thereof, — so as to read as follows : — 
to be'abo^hld ^^(^i^on 6. At ten o'clock in the forenoon on the first Monday 
etc. of January in the year nineteen hundred and nine, the city 

council, board of mayor and aldermen, board of aldermen 
and common council of said city shall be abolished; the 
terms of office which the present mayor, aldermen, common 
councilmen, members of the school committee and assistant 
assessors are now serving shall terminate; and, except as 
otherwise provided in this act, all the present powers and 
duties of all or any, the mayor, mayor and aldermen, alder- 
men, board of aldermen, city council, common council, and 
common councilmen of said city, under any general or special 
acts, shall devolve upon and shall thereafter be exercised 
Municipal and performed by a board, styled the municipal council, 
anTduti^.^^'^ which shall consist of the mayor and four aldermen elected 
under the provisions of this act, with the exception that the 
mayor shall make all original appointments to the licensing 
board, shall fill all vacancies in the board for the residue of 
any unexpired term, and shall also have in respect to said 
licensing board the power and authority set forth in chapter 
one hundred of the Revised Laws and amendments thereof. 
The municipal council shall be the judge of the election of 
its own members. 
Repeal. SECTION 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent here- 

with are hereby repealed. 

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

Approved April 22, WI4. 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 397. 361 



An Act relative to the testing of water meters. Chav.^97 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1 . Anv person using water supplied by a city, Water meters 

1 . , . , ' , . , . 1 , to be examined 

town, district or company, wnicn is measured by a meter, and tested up- 
shall be entitled to an examination and test of such meter by user'of '"'' 
to determine the accuracy of the same in any quarter or ^''**'"'* 
period, upon an application therefor in writing, which shall 
be made before the expiration of the time when the rate for 
such quarter or period is required to be paid, to the board, 
commissioner or officer in charge of the water works of the 
city, town or district, if the water is supplied by a city, town 
or district, or to the company, if the water is supplied by a 
company. Such examination and test shall be made by a 
competent person employed by the city, town or district, if 
the water is supplied by a city, town or district, or by a com- 
petent person designated by the mayor of the city or the 
selectmen of the town in which the water is supplied, if it 
is supplied by a company. A written report of the result Written report 
of the examination and test shall be furnished to the person 
making the application, and if it appears that the meter has Payment of 
registered with substantial accuracy the expense of the ^'^'^'^'^'^■ 
examination and test shall be paid by the person applying 
therefor, and in no case shall the expense so required to be 
paid exceed three dollars for each examination and test, but 
if it appears that the meter has not registered with substantial 
accuracy and that the person has been charged with, or has 
paid for, more water than he should have been charged with 
or should have paid for, the amount of such excess shall forth- 
with be credited to such person or remitted to him if he has 
paid the same, and the expense of the examination and test 
shall be borne by the city, town, district or company supply- 
ing the water: provided, however, that if it appears that the Proviso. 
person has been charged with, or has paid for less water than 
he should have been charged with or should have paid for, 
he shall forthwith be charged with the proper additional 
amount and shall pay the same, together w-ith the expense of 
the examination and test, to the city, town, district or 
company supplying the water. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 22, 1914. 



362 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 398. 



Construction of 
approaches to 
Humphrey 
street in town 
of Swauipscott. 



Filing and ap- 
proval of plans, 
etc. 



Powers and 

duties of 
county com- 
missioners. 



Chap. 398 An Act relative to the laying out and construction 

OF HUMPHREY STREET IN THE TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Massachusetts highwaj^ commission is 
hereby authorized and directed to prepare forthwith or to 
include in its plans and specifications for the lay-out and 
construction of Humphrey street in the town of Swampscott, 
in accordance with the provisions of chapter seven hundred 
and seventy-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and thirteen, plans and specifications for such suitable ap- 
proaches at either end of said Humphrey street as it may 
deem proper. Copies of said plans and specifications shall 
be filed by the said commission with the county commission- 
ers of the county of Essex and the selectmen of the town of 
Swampscott, and shall be subject to the approval of said 
county commissioners and said selectmen or a majority 
thereof. 

Section 2. Upon the approval of the plans and specifica- 
tions provided for in section one, the county commissioners 
of said coimty are authorized and directed to lay out said 
approaches in accordance with said plans and specifications 
and subject to the provisions of said chapter seven hundred 
and seventy-eight. All rights and po"\vers conferred on the 
county commissioners by said chapter seven hundred and 
seventy-eight are hereby conferred on said county commis- 
sioners for the purpose of doing any and all things required 
to be done by them by the provisions of this act. 

Section 3. Upon the completion of the lay-out of said 
approaches, the Massachusetts highway commission shall 
construct the approaches in accordance with said plans and 
specifications, and the expense of such construction shall be 
divided as provided for in said chapter seven hundred and 
seventy-eight; the parties in interest paying for the cost of 
work of the same kind and character that they are required 
to pay for under the provisions of said chapter seven hundred 
and seventy-eight. Expenses incurred in making the ap- 
proaches provided for in this act shall be paid out of the loans 
authorized by chapter seven hundred and seventy-eight of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen. 

Section 4. The term "underground structures and con- 
nections" used in said chapter seven hundred and seventy- 



Payment of ex- 
pense, etc. 



Term defined. 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 399, 400. 363 

eight shall include any and all pipes or mains connected with 
the water system of the town of Swampscott. 
Section o. This act shall take effect upon its x>assage. 

Ajwoved April 22, IOI4. 

An Act relative to clerical and other assistance in CJiaj) 399 

THE OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as ]ollows: 

Section 1. The auditor of the commonwealth may clerical assist- 
expend annually for salaries of examiners, stenographers, ©"auditol^of 
and for additional clerical and other assistance such sum as we1iiui'"'"°°" 
the general court may appropriate. 

Section 2. So much of section fourteen of chapter six Repeal. 
of the Revised Laws, as amended by section two of chapter 
one hundred and thirty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and seven, as is inconsistent herewith, is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 3. Section eighteen of chapter six of the Re- r. l. 6, § is, 
vised Laws is hereby amended by striking out the words ^'"''"^''^■ 
"at a salary of fifteen hundred dollars a year", in the fourth 
and fifth lines, so as to read as follows: — Section 18. The Measurement 
auditor shall cause all the printing under the state printing LgTetc.^""*' 
contract to be examined and measured, and no bill for print- 
ing shall be allowed unless it is in strict conformity with such 
contract. He may employ an expert in printing, who shall f^ wt"""*'"^ 
examine the bills for printing under the state printing con- 
tract, and perform such other clerical assistance as the 
auditor may require. 

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

Approved April 22, 101 4. 

An Act relative to nominations and elections in the QfiQ^ 499 

CITY OF HOLYOKE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter six hundred and imendbd.^ ^' 
eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen 
is hereby amended by striking out the words "board of 
registrars", in the form of certification, and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — city clerk, — so that the last sen- 
tence of the said certification will read as follows: — In case 
of the death, withdrawal or incapacity of the above nominee, 
after written acceptance filed with the city clerk, we authorize 



364 



Acts, 1914. — Chap. 401. 



1913, 608, § 5, 
amended. 



Certification 
and filing by 
registrars, etc. 



(names of a committee of not less than five of the signers of 
this paper) to fill the vacancy in the manner prescribed by 
law. 

Section 2. Section five of said chapter is hereby amended 
by striking out the word "filed", in the second line, and in- 
serting in place thereof the word: — submitted, — by insert- 
ing after the word "invalid", in the ninth line, the words: — 
and such papers shall be preserved by the board of registrars 
of voters for one year, — and by inserting after the word 
"election", in the twelfth line, the words: — and said board, 
or some member thereof, shall file with the city clerk on or 
before the second Wednesday preceding the city election 
all papers submitted and certified to by them, with the 
exception of papers found to be invalid, — so as to read as 
follows: — Section 5. After the said nomination papers 
have been submitted, the board of registrars of voters shall 
certify thereon the number of signatures which are the names 
of registered voters in the city qualified to sign the same. 
They need not certify a greater number of names than is re- 
quired to make a nomination, with one fifth of such number 
added thereto. All such papers found not to contain a 
number of names so certified equivalent to the number 
required to make a nomination shall be invalid, and such 
papers shall be preserved by the board of registrars of voters 
for one year. The board of registrars of voters shall com- 
plete their certification on or before five o'clock in the after- 
noon on the second Tuesday preceding the city election, and 
said board, or some member thereof, shall file with the 
city clerk on or before the second Wednesday preceding the 
city election all papers submitted and certified to by them, 
with the exception of papers found to be im^alid. The 
certification shall not preclude any voter from filing objections 
as to the validity of the nomination. 

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

Approved April 22, 1914. 



ChapAOl 



Open season 
may be 
declared on 
pheasants. 



An Act relative to the killing of pheasants. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The board of commissioners on fisheries and 
game may declare an open season on pheasants in any county 
of the commonwealth, in which such open season seems 
advisable, and may make such rules and regulations relating 
to bag limit, time and length of open season and varieties 



Acts, 1914. — Chaps. 402, 403. 365 

to be taken and all other matters connected with such open 
season as the said board may from time to time deem neces- 
sary or expedient. 

Section 2. A person may capture, pursue, wound or Pheasants 
kill, upon land owned or occupied by him, a pheasant which ing crops may 
he finds in the act of doing damage to any crop on cultivated kuiS^ eTc!^ "^